Curated Apps

Best-in-class, tested, and installed

Enjoy best-in-class apps regularly tested on the Focus. Click an icon to launch an app.

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App Table

LaunchPurposeApplicationNotes
Android Fileskdeconnect-settingsAndroid access tools
Audio ControlpavucontrolPulse audio volume and mixing
Audio EditingaudacityAudio editor
Cloud DrivedropboxDropbox cloud storage
Cloud DriveinsyncInsync interface for Google Drive and OneDrive
BlogjekyllJekyll HTML blog generator
Browsergoogle-chromeSee chrome://inspect for Android mobile debugging
BrowserfirefoxFirefox, the second most popular browser
CodecsffmpegFFMPEG Video and audio encoder
CompressionoptipngOptimize PNG compression
CompressionrarRAR compression
Databaselibreoffice --baseLibreOffice Base interface for databases
Drawinglibreoffice --drawLibreOffice Draw for charts, diagrams, and vector graphics
File ManagerdolphinDolphin File manager, use split mode to copy between sources
GamessteamSteam game platform with over 6,000 titles playable on Linux
Gameminecraft-launcherThe enormously popular game
Image edit (raster)gimpGimp raster image editor, can read and write Photoshop files
Image edit (vector)inkscapeInkscape SVG editor - Reads and writes Illustrator files
Nvidia Settingsnvidia-settingsNvidia Settings for performance needs and tweaks
Document ViewerokularOpen and view text documents, PDF's, and Images
RAW ImagesdarktableDarktable RAW image editor
Repository Removeppa-purgePurge repositories and reset dependencies as needed
Screen CapturespectacleSpectacle Screen capture using the Print Screen key
Screen MeasurekrulerKruler measures screen distance
Screen RecorderobsOBS Studio Screen recording and streaming
Screen RecordersimplescreenrecorderScreen recording with excellent integration and sound management
SecuritykleopatraCertificate manager and unified crypto GUI
Slideslibreoffice --impressLibreOffice Impress opens Powerpoint files
SoftwarediscoverInstall, remove, update, and inspect packages
Spreadsheetlibreoffice --calcLibreOffice Calc opens Excel files
System Settingssystemsettings5KDE system control panel
TerminalkonsoleKonsole terminal with Kubuntu Focus color scheme
Text EditorkateAdvanced text editor with syntax highlighting
Video ConferenceGoogle HangoutsVideo conference with Hangouts or Meet
Video ConferencezoomVideo conference with screen record.
Video EditingkdenliveA well respected video editor with significant community support
Video EncodeghbHandbrake is good at backing up encoded content. The Focus uses the PPA which provides more features.
Video PlayervlcVLC plays just about all formats
WallpapersdolphinWallpapers in /usr/share/wallpapers.
WebcamguvcviewWebcam snapshots, videos, and testing
Word processorlibreoffice --writerLibreOffice Writer opens Word files
Virtual MachinevirtualboxVirtual Machine for testing software or experimenting

Revisions

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