Making a list of best Linux software is very tough task. And if you start writing about best software for Linux we’re sure that you can fill an entire book by listing various software’s in different categories. So to make the work easier, we decided to gather all the best Linux application under the same hood.
We visited lots of web forums, some online sources and took a help of lots of users and Linux expert to complete this list. We’re damn sure without their help we will not be able to make this list. We have categorized the best Linux Software Applications based on the performance, ease of use and quality. So without further ado, let us have a look at the best Linux software
Best Antivirus Software for Linux
Its an amazing antivirus software for Linux which offering all scanning feature of Avast Antivirus.
Its an open source virus scanner and its tool-kit able to detect many types of malicious software, including viruses.
Its a Linux version of AVG which is well know as antivirus and anti-spyware security software.
Get the best real-time security for your Linux PC with this advanced software.
Best Firewall Software for Linux
Gufw is a firewall powered by UFW (Uncomplicated Firewall).
Shorewall is a gateway/firewall configuration tool for GNU/Linux. Using this you can make managing iptables easier.
Its an amazing graphical interfaced Open Source firewall for Linux.
Best File Recovery Software for Linux
1. Mondo Rescue
It’s free disaster recovery software. It supports Linux (i386, x86-64, IA-64) and FreeBSD (i386).
Its an free and open source data recovery utility which you can use to recover lost partition.
Data recovery tool which tries to extract data from the damage area of floppy drives, hard disk partitions, CDs, tape device.
Data file recovery software which helps you to recover lost files including video, documents and archives from hard disks.
One of the simple and easy to use data recovery utility.
Best Backup Software for Linux
One of the best backup program for Linux, which you can use to back up and store personal, business and enterprise data securely.
Free Disk-to-disk backup software suite with a web-based front-end.
3. Deja Dup
It’s a simple and powerful backup tool for Linux.
Powerful, fast and reliable free backup application.
Fast and extraordinarily versatile file copying tool.
Its a feature-rich user backup program that allows you to backup your documents anytime, anywhere.
Best System Maintenance Software for Linux
An application designed to config Ubuntu easier for everyone. Its featuring control panel to manage lots of features of Ubuntu.
It’s a GNOME process viewer and system monitor with a nice easy-to-use interface.
Best Browsers for Linux
Its one of the best web browsers from Google.
It’s another top most open source web browser.
Its a lightweight and fast web browser.
Its one of the most advances and fastest browser.
Epiphany is a simple yet powerful GNOME webbrowser targeted at non-technical users.
Open source text and graphic web browser with a pull-down menu system.
Its a web browser for KDE based on WebKit.
Best Email Clients for Linux
Its an open source email client.
2. Claws Mail
An email client (and news reader) with plugin mechanism.
It provides integrated mail, addressbook and calendaring functionality to users of the GNOME desktop.
KMail is a simple and safe way for kids and teens to email friends and family.
Best Communitcation Software for Linux
Its a flexible and extendable multiple protocol instant messenger.
Free Pidgin universal chat client for Linux.
XChat is an IRC chat program for Linux.
A messaging program that supports all the modern features just like Pidgin.
5. TeamSpeak 3
Its an multi-platform voice chat program.
Open source microblogging client for Linux..
Free desktop news aggregator with support for Google Reader and Tiny Tiny RSS.
Chat program using which you can connect to different networks like MSN, Gtalk, Facebook chat, Jabber and others.
Most popular VoIP desktop client for Linux. We also suggest you check this out.
Best Photo/Images Software for Linux
One of the best editor for editing SVG files.
Its simple and easy to use photo editor for GNOME.
Its another photo manager just liked Shotwell but with more features.
With the help of this software you can take pictures with different cool effects.
One of the most popular open source image editor.
One of the popular desktop publishing program with lots of features.
Advanced digital photo management application, which makes importing and organizing digital photos a “snap”.
Open-source photography workflow application and raw developer.
Best Audio Software for Linux
Its one of the best music manager like iTunes.
Its an integrated music management application, originally inspired by Apple’s iTune.
Best movie player for Linux.
Open source utility for converting audio and video files.
5. Sound Juicer
Software helps you to extract audio from compact discs and convert it into audio files.
Music player and manager with support for cover art, last.fm integration, and QtScript plugins.
Audacious is a free and advanced audio player based on GTK+
Using this you can play music for many different offline and online sources.
Audio editor for recording, slicing, and mixing audio.
Multiplatform music player which inspired by Amarok 1.4 with easy to use user interface.
Its an amazing audio mixing software for perfect DJ enviornment.
Best Video Software for Linux
Open-source cross-platform multimedia player using which. You can also stream audio and video in different formats.
Free open-source video editor for GNU/Linux and FreeBSD
Another Free open-source video editor for Linux, but it’s very simple and powerful which focuses on usability, flexibility, and style.
Open source, non-linear video editor
One of the simple and easy to use media player for common formats.
Open source, cross platform suite of tools for 3D creation.
Amazing software to capture activities that occur on your desk.
Complete media center solution for Linux.
Best Files and Drives Software for Linux
Free partition editor for graphically managing your disk partitions.
Its a default file navigator for GNOME.
It’s a file navigator software for KDE with lots of social media features.
New modern file manager for the Xfce Desktop Environment.
Advanced twin panel (commander style) file manager for KDE
Its an graphical disk usage analyzer for GNOME
Its best file manager for free operating systems.
Its a cross-platform file manager.
Best Document Software for Linux
Free power-packed open source personal productivity suite.
Its another open-source office productivity software suite.
An open source (freeware) word processing program.
A spreadsheet program that is part of the GNOME.
Its notetaking application written for Linux and other GTK+ platforms.
Full-screen writing program for Linux.
Professional text editor by KDE.
Calligra Suite is a graphic art and office suite.
Best Productivity Software for Linux
Desktop note-taking application
Gnote is a port of Tomboy to C++
Use this software to track the time which you spend on projects.
One of the best docks, software for Linux
Its cool alternative to Docky
Software library used to provide a vector graphics-based. It’s also an alternative to Docky and Avant Window Navigator.
Open-source screenshot program for Linux
File hosting and synchronization software for Linux
Application that allows the user to share his mouse and keyboard between two or more computers.
10. Gnome Tweak Tool
An application for changing the advanced settings of GNOME 3
Graphical text editor designed to maintain a collection of locally stored wiki-pages
Summoner/launcher in the style of Quicksilver or GNOME
Manage tasks, to-do lists, and to get things done
Store, sync and share information in Canonical cloud.
Best Desktop Enviornment for Linux
Desktop environment and graphical user interface
Powerful graphical desktop environment for Unix workstations
Extremely fast-performing and every-saving desktop environment
Whole suite of libraries to help you create beautiful user interfaces
Tiling window manager for X.
Highly configurable, next generation window manager with extensive standards support
Provides advanced innovative features and a traditional user experience.
Desktop Environment aim to to be fast and low on system resources
Aims to preserve the classic desktop metaphor
Best Archive Software for Linux
1. File Roller
Archive manager for the GNOME desktop environment
Program for managing various archive formats within the KDE
Software to create tar archives. Introduction, download, and manual
Best CD and DVD Software for Linux
Application to burn CD/DVD for the Gnome Desktop.
2. Gmount ISO
Small tool allows you to easily mount your cd images.
Comfortable CD/DVD writing suite for Linux/KDE
Best Download Software for Windows
Bittorrent client runs natively on multiple operating systems
Open source, cross-platform BitTorrent client
Tool to download torrent video online
Help you in downloading and converting clips from youtube, metacafe and many other websites
Computer program that retrieves content from web servers
Best Editor Software for Linux
Extensible, customizable, self-documenting real-time display editor.
Complex editor for terminal with lots of features
Simple and easy to use editor for terminal
GTK+ based simple text editor.
Lightweight editing tool for the GNOME desktop found in many distributions of Linux
Powerful editor targeted towards programmers and web-designers.
Other Best Software for Linux [Uncategorized]
One of the best online password manager
Open source password manager, with password generator.
Open-source disk encryption software
Personal and small-business financial-accounting software
Allows Linux users to run Windows programs
Changes the color temperature of your screen to prevent tired eyes.
Compositing window manager for the X Window System
Provide a universal toolset for development.
Lightweight cross-platform GTK+ text editor
Fast, secure and Free Open Source finance manager
Reliable and flexible window manager for KDE Plasma Desktops, now with effects!
Freeware 2D computer-aided design (CAD) software
Quickly frees disk space and tirelessly guards your privacy.
Open source genealogy to keep track of family member and there history
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