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Launch Purpose Application Notes
Android Files KDE Connect Android access tools
Audio Control pavucontrol Pulse audio volume and mixing.
Audio Editing audacity Audio editor
Blog Jekyll Static HTML blog generator
Browser google-chrome See chrome://inspect for Android mobile debugging
Browser Firefox The second most popular browser
Codecs ffmpeg Video and audio encoder
Compression optipng Optimize PNG compression
Compression rar RAR compression
File Manager Dolphin Use split mode to copy between sources
Games Steam Over 6000 titles available
Image edit (Raster) Gimp Raster image editor, can read and write Photoshop files
Image edit (vector) Inkscape SVG editor - Reads and writes Illustrator files
Repository Remove ppa-purge Cleanly remove repositories and dependencies
Screen Capture Spectacle Screen capture. Press Prt Scrn
Screen Measure Kruler Measure screen distance
RAW Images Darktable RAW image editor
Screen Recorder SimpleScreenRecorder Screen recording with excellent integration and sound management
System Settings systemsettings5 KDE system control panel
Terminal Konsole Premium terminal with Kubuntu Focus color scheme
Video Conference Google Hangouts Video conference with Hangouts or Meet
Video Conference Zoom Video conference with screen record.
Video Editing KDEnlive A well respected video editor with significant community support
Video Encode Handbrake Usually better at backing up encrypted content. Previous versions in repo had mp4 support disabled; consider using PPA to enable encryption support.
Video Player VLC VLC plays just about all formats
Wallpapers Dolphin Wallpapers in /usr/share/wallpapers.
Webcam guvcview Webcam snapshots, videos, and testing

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