What's your favorite or most used application(s)?

What's your favorite or most used application(s) in the Linux world?

My top 3 looks like this:
Inkscape
Gimp
Steam

8 Likes

PlayOnLinux
Libre Calc
Text editor
VLC
Firefox

6 Likes

(1) Chrome
(2) Firefox
(3) Steam
(4) Gimp
(5) Kdenlive
(6) Synaptic Package Manager
(7) Software Store
(8) Nautilus
(9) Terminal
(10) Screenshot
(11) Stacer
(12) Psensor
(13) Tweaks
(14) VLC
(15) Nomacs


5 Likes

In no particular order:

  • Firefox
  • Brave Browser
  • VSCodium
  • Insomnia
  • Syncthing
4 Likes

Firefox
Terminal
Pycharm

5 Likes
  • Firefox
  • GEdit
  • Spotify
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Evolution
  • Joplin (note app with markdown support and NextCloud sync)
  • LibreOffice (mainly Calc, sometimes Writer)
  • Nautilus (file browser)
  • Remmina (RDP, VNC, SSH client)
  • Tilix (multi-window terminal app)
  • Telegram
  • System Monitor
  • Disks
  • Disk Usage Analyzer
  • Virtual Machine Manager
  • ping, htop, nmap, Midnight Commander, iotop, grep
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Steam
5 Likes
  • ms edge
  • vlc
  • vscode
  • kdenlive
  • obs
4 Likes

Vivaldi
XnView Multi Platform
WPS 2019
FreeTube
NordVpn

4 Likes

by intention I haven't ventured to far and wide but here are my favorites thus far:

  • Slimjet Browser (I used to like Dissenter until it was no longer supported)
  • Libre Calc
  • Mega
  • Audacity
  • xPad
  • GNote
  • Screenshot
  • Gab
  • Password Safe
  • Brasero
  • Mahjong (yeah, I am not much of a gamer)
4 Likes

Pretty basic, but-

  • Opera
  • Libre Writer
  • Sayonara
  • KSnip
  • Krita
  • Font Manager
3 Likes

joplin - awesome for note taking, i use it to journal
firefox
tutanota - my email client
nordpass - for passwords
caffeine - to keep my screen awake at work, lol
flameshot - a really awesome screenshot tool
timeshift - saved me so many times!
spotify - gotta get some tunes in
freetube - my youtube alternative
stacer - to clean up every once in awhile

3 Likes

Apps:

  • Firefox, Ungoogled Chromium and Brave - web browsers
  • VLC media player
  • Skype and Zoom - video call clients
  • PlayonLinux
  • MS Office 2010
  • GIMP, Inkscape and GNU Paint - to edit pictures
  • Spotify
  • Audacity
  • PulseEffects
  • Stellarium
  • OpenShot Video Editor

Games:

  • Sudoku
  • Mahjong
  • Mines
  • Quadrapassel / Tetris
  • Libre TrainSim (I am quite a fan of trains)
5 Likes

Some of my basic apps:
Firefox
Telegram
Document viewer
Terminal
Stacer

4 Likes

Not a lot. But these are what I mostly use.

  • Firefox
  • VS Code
  • Telegram
  • Conky Manager
  • Terminal
  • Synaptic
5 Likes

The apps that I use the most (in order of usage time) are:

  1. Vivaldi
  2. Ferdi
  3. Microsoft Teams (Preview)
  4. Aseprite
  5. Bluej
  6. Telegram
  7. WPS Office
  8. TeamViewer
  9. Google Chrome
  10. VLC Media Player

Apart from these, I also use Nautilus and Thunar, Terminal, Gnome Tweaks, but I did not include them because every one uses them and they are not my "favourite" as the title of the topic says.

5 Likes

Brave Browser
Mozilla Thunderbird
Signal App
Notes (Gnome)
Internet Radio App
Libre Calc
VLC Player

4 Likes

Firefox
Mailspring
Files
Terminal
Pithos
Text editor
Freetube
Catfish
Free Office
Synaptic

2 Likes

I have been using Audacious for my music playlists pretty much exclusively for a long time.
However, I notice that as of recent, support for Audacious has been getting slower and slower. I still love the app, but figured it was time to look for something with more support.
My needs in a Music Player are very simple and plain. I do not like invasive behaviors - Such as offering me endless suggestions on streaming, podcasts, etc. This discounted many, like Rhymthbox, from consideration.
I narrowed it down to Exaile and Ex Falso - both of which are nearly even keel for me. Both manage multiple playlists, are easy to use, simple in design and less invasive.
In the end, I kept both, but put Exaile on the panel launcher and use it most of the time. Exaile surprised me, as I had assumed, given its age, that this was an abandoned or slow project. Not at all, it is very up to speed.

I am also giving yet another try to Vivaldi Browser... It now comes with a tour. I have High Hopes that the vivaldi.bin memory hogging that actually damaged Zorin OS on three separate machines is a thing of the past...
Vivaldi will have great difficulty earning any trust back from me... But part of its appeal is greater ease in de-googling the chrome with more thoroughness and the best customization of any browser.

2 Likes

As you already know I've been using Vivaldi on Zorin since the very beginning and have zero problems with it except one time when my passwords disappeared from my saved location and I had to install them again .... the download feature works flawless and dumps everything into my downloads folder as it should ....

I chose the middle of the three installs as the first one is minimum and the last way to many bells and whistles for me .... used it on Windows 10 for several years after Opera was sold .... some of Opera developers started up Vivaldi ....

Going to take a look at Exaile and Ex Falso and see what's up .... I usually play Smooth Jazz or Blues music but not so often on my laptop .... maybe I should try it .... they claim "Music Soothes the Savage Beast" .... so we'll see ..... :grin:

By the way where did yiu get those music apps ???? I know you don't like the software store .... Synaptic ????

I pretty much install everything from terminal or source... I only use Synaptic very rarely - to remove something extensive.

Exaile

Ex Falso

sudo apt install exfalso

2 Likes