Curated Apps

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App Table

LaunchPurposeApplicationNotes
Android Fileskdeconnect-settingsAndroid access tools
Audio ControlpavucontrolManage audio inputs and outputs
Audio EditingaudacityEdit audio with this popular tool. Can edit wav and mp3 files
Cloud DrivedropboxUse fast and encrypted cloud storage
Cloud DriveinsyncSync files from multiple Google Drive and OneDrive accounts
BlogjekyllGenerate static HTML Blogs using this popular tool
Browsergoogle-chromeUse the defacto browser standard.
See chrome://inspect for Android mobile debugging
BrowserfirefoxUse one of the world's most popular browsers
CodecsffmpegEncode FFMPEG video and audio
CompressionoptipngOptimize PNG compression
CompressionrarCompress and decompress archives
Databaselibreoffice --baseInterface with databases using spreadsheets similar to Access
Drawinglibreoffice --drawDraw charts, diagrams, and vector graphics with a rich toolset and clipart
File ManagerdolphinManage files visually; use split mode to copy between sources
GamessteamPlay over 6,000 titles from the Steam platform. Can play many AAA Windows games
Gamesminecraft-launcherPlay the enormously popular building game
Image edit (raster)gimpEdit raster images with this very popular tool. Can read and write Photoshop files
Image edit (vector)inkscapeCreate and edit SVG files. Can read and write Illustrator files
Nvidia Settingsnvidia-settingsNvidia Settings for performance needs and tweaks
Document ViewerokularOpen and view text documents, PDF's, and images; can read Acrobat PDF files
RAW ImagesdarktablePreview and edit RAW images. Similar to LightTable
Repository Removeppa-purgePurge repositories and reset dependencies as needed
Screen CapturespectacleCapture screen images using the Print Screen key
Screen MeasurekrulerMeasure screen distance
Screen RecorderobsRecord and stream screen video
Screen RecordersimplescreenrecorderRecord screen video with simple integration and sound management
SecuritykleopatraManage GPG certificates and cryptography
Slideslibreoffice --impressCreate professional quality presentations. Can read and write MS Powerpoint files
SoftwarediscoverInstall, remove, update, and inspect packages
Spreadsheetlibreoffice --calcCreate and edit spreadsheets. Can read and write MS Excel files
System Settingssystemsettings5Manage settings for KDE and other system configurations
TerminalkonsoleInteract with the system using a very capable terminal and Kubuntu Focus color scheme
Text EditorkateEdit text with powerful tools and syntax highlighting. A good alternative to Sublime or Vim
Video ConferenceGoogle HangoutsVideo conference with Hangouts or Meet
Video ConferencezoomVideo conference with screen record
Video EditingkdenliveEdit video with this popular and powerful tool
Video EncodeghbBack up encoded audio and video. The Focus uses the PPA which provides more features
Video PlayervlcPlay most video and audio formats with this wildly popular app
WallpapersdolphinGet wallpaper images
WebcamguvcviewTest your webcam with snapshots and videos
Word processorlibreoffice --writerCreate and Edit text documents. Can read and write MS Word files
Virtual MachinevirtualboxVirtual Machine for testing software or experimenting. Can work with VMWare which is also available for Linux

Revisions

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