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App Table

LaunchPurposeApplicationNotesHelp Link
3D Modellerblender3D Modeller, Renderer, and AnimatorHomepage
Android Fileskdeconnect-settingsAndroid access toolsWiki
Audio ControlpavucontrolManage audio inputs and outputsHomepage
Audio EditingaudacityEdit audio with this popular tool. Can edit wav and mp3 filesDocumentation
BackInTimebackintimeTake regular snapshots of your filesDocumentation
Cloud DrivedropboxUse fast and encrypted cloud storageHelp Center
Cloud DriveinsyncSync files from multiple Google Drive and OneDrive accountsHelp Center
BlogjekyllGenerate static HTML Blogs using this popular toolDocs
Browsergoogle-chromeUse the defacto browser standard.
See chrome://inspect for Android mobile debugging
Help
BrowserfirefoxUse one of the world's most popular browsersSupport
CodecsffmpegEncode FFMPEG video and audioDocumentation
CompressionoptipngOptimize PNG compressionManpage
CompressionrarCompress and decompress archivesManpage
Databaselibreoffice --baseInterface with databases using spreadsheets similar to AccessHelp
Document ViewerokularOpen and view text documents, PDF's, and images; can read Acrobat PDF filesHomepage
Drawinglibreoffice --drawDraw charts, diagrams, and vector graphics with a rich toolset and clipartHelp
File ManagerdolphinManage files visually; use split mode to copy between sourcesHandbook
GamessteamPlay over 6,000 titles from the Steam platform. Can play many AAA Windows gamesSupport
Gamesminecraft-launcherPlay the enormously popular building gameSupport
Developmentjetbrains-toolboxJetBrains Toolbox: a collection of industry-standard development environmentsHomepage
DevelopmentcodeVisual Studio Code: Development environment and editor from MicrosoftHomepage
Image edit (raster)gimpEdit raster images with this very popular tool. Can read and write Photoshop filesDocumentation
Image edit (vector)inkscapeCreate and edit SVG files. Can read and write Illustrator filesLearn
Instant Messengertelegram-desktopUse an end-to-end encrypted messengerHomepage
Music PlayerelisaListen to music on your system.Homepage
Nvidia Settingsnvidia-settingsNvidia Settings for performance needs and tweaks
KeepassXCkeepassxcOpen Source Password ManagerHomepage
RAW ImagesdarktablePreview and edit RAW images. Similar to LightRoomResources
Repository Removeppa-purgePurge repositories and reset dependencies as neededManpage
Screen CapturespectacleCapture screen images using the Print Screen keyWiki
Screen MeasurekrulerMeasure screen distanceHomepage
Screen RecorderobsRecord and stream screen videoHelp
Screen RecordersimplescreenrecorderRecord screen video with simple integration and sound managementHomepage
SecuritykleopatraManage GPG certificates and cryptographyHandbook
Slideslibreoffice --impressCreate professional quality presentations. Can read and write MS Powerpoint filesHelp
SoftwarediscoverInstall, remove, update, and inspect packagesWiki
Spreadsheetlibreoffice --calcCreate and edit spreadsheets. Can read and write MS Excel filesHelp
System Settingssystemsettings5Manage settings for KDE and other system configurationsWiki
TerminalkonsoleInteract with the system using a very capable terminal and Kubuntu Focus color schemeHandbook
Text EditorkateEdit text with powerful tools and syntax highlighting. A good alternative to Sublime or VimGet Help
Video ConferenceGoogle HangoutsVideo conference with Hangouts or MeetHelp
Video ConferencezoomVideo conference with screen recordHelp
Video EditingkdenliveEdit video with this popular and powerful toolManual
Video ConverterwinffConvert video formats for DaVinci Resolve, LightWorks, and othersGithub
Visual Diff ToolmeldView Differences and Merge Files - For DevelopersHomepage
Video EncodeghbBack up encoded audio and video. The Focus uses the PPA which provides more featuresDocumentation
Video PlayervlcPlay most video and audio formats with this wildly popular appUser Guide
WallpapersdolphinGet wallpaper images
WebcamwebcamoidTake snapshots and videos with your webcamWiki
Word processorlibreoffice --writerCreate and Edit text documents. Can read and write MS Word filesHelp
Virtual MachinevirtualboxVirtual Machine for testing software or experimenting. Can work with VMWare which is also available for LinuxUser Manual

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