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Best Free Disk and File Tools for Linux

Best Free Backup Program for Linux

Back In TimeBack In Time , a convenient tool to backup your specified files and folders, with profiles to set up where to save snapshots at a time interval you choose, sources to include files and folders, recommended patterns to exclude, auto-remove and other options.

This application minimizes usage of your disk space by taking a snapshot only if the files have been changed, and hard links for unmodified files. Both GNOME and KDE front-ends are available. (Review)


luckyBackup , a useful tool to safely back up your data that you've changed in a source directory to a destination directory, or create multiple backup snapshots to a specific date and time. You can also use it to sync any directories to keep files identical on various devices.

Other features include options to exclude certain files, setting up profiles, scheduling and simulation controls. (Review)


Areca Backup supports the typical full, mirror, incremental, and differential backup methods with several additional “storage modes” including a delta block mode. For compressed archives, it uses both Zip and Zip 64 with the choice of just about any encoding algorithm your heart desires. It allows you to place each backup in a single Zip archive, or a separate Zip for each file. Zip archives can be automatically split at any size you choose. (Review)


Best Free CD Recovery Utility for Linux

Dvdisaster , a preventive program to create an error correction file from a good CD or DVD for data recovery. (Review)


Best Free Disk Image Editor for Linux

ISO Master is a handy tool for editing ISO image files. It has a two-pane view to facilitate moving files and directories between the hard disk and the ISO image, and supports for handing a boot record and creating a bootable disk image.


Best Free Drive Imaging Program for Linux

Clonezilla saves and restores only used blocks in the harddisk and increases the close efficiency. The version of Clonezilla Live is suitable for single machine backup and restore. (Review)


G4U ("Ghosting for Unix") , "Not only can it clone disk to disk (any size) and copy disk partitions, it can also create and restore image files both locally and from an FTP site, if the workstation is connected to a wired network with a DCHP service." (Review)


Best Free Duplicate File Detector for Linux

FSlint , a convenient tool with both GUI and command lines modes to detect duplicate files and reclaim disk space. It also helps to identify unwanted or problematic file names, temporary files, bad symlinks, empty directories, nonstripped binaries and redundant whitespaces.


Best Free File Archiver / Zip Utilities for Linux

PeaZip , "Easy to use and very versatile, capable of creating 7Z, ARC, BZ2, GZ, PAQ/ZPAQ, PEA, QUAD/BALZ, TAR, UPX, ZIP files and extracting from 98 archive types." (Review)


File Roller is an archive manager designed for the GNOME desktop environment to create archives, view or extract files from archives, work as a front-end to the command-line archiver supporting various popular file formats.


Ark , a free and open source program designed for the KDE desktop environment to view, extract, create and modify archives in various formats such as tar, gzip, bzip2, zip, rar and lha.


Best Free File Comparison Utility for Linux

KDiff3 , a convenient tool for you to compare two or three input files and show the differences line by line and character by character. It also provides an automatic merge facility and an integrated editor for comfortable solving of merge conflicts. (Review)


Best Free File Copy Utility for Linux

UltraCopierUltraCopier has some pretty exciting features including an excellent file resume option, which allows for resuming of a file transfer from a disconnected USB key. If you're in the middle of a file transfer from a USB key and it somehow becomes disconnected, when you plug it in again all you have to do is to hit resume and it will pick up where you left off!

It has also other useful options such as speed limitation and searching through the copy list. And as far as looks go, UltraCopier is a much more visually attractive copier replacement. (Review)


Unstoppable Copier , excellent for copying information from scratched CD's, DVD's and corrupted files from the hard drives. (Review)


Best Free File Encryption Utility for Linux

AES Crypt is a simple program that adds a context menu item in the file system context menu. There is no program window as you have for most programs.

You simply right-click the file you want to encrypt or decrypt in the file listing, select the AES Crypt item, and enter your password in a little dialog box. A new encrypted or decrypted version of the file is created. Since the original file is not purged, you would need to shred it with a secure erase utility." (Review)


GNU Privacy Assistant (GPA) , a useful tool with the graphical user interface for the GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG or GPG) to encrypt, decrypt, sign files, verify signatures and manage the private and public keys.


Best Free File Manager for Linux

Dolphin , a file manager for KDE (by default) and good for other desktop environments such as GNOME as well, focusing on usability with navigation bar, view properties, split of views, dockable panels and many other useful features.


Best Free File Transfer for Linux

Dukto , a convenient tool to transfer files, folders or text from one device to another auto detected device on a local area network at high speed across mutiple platforms including Linux, Windows, OS X, Android, iOS and BlackBerry. (App of the Week)


Best Free Folder and File Synchronization Tool for Linux

FreeFileSyncFreeFileSync , a solid application with very clear and informative interface. The preview is very easy to understand, file collisions and deletions are readily recognizable.

If you require a sync program that can copy files that are in use or locked, it has you covered there too! (Review)


Grsync , a graphical user interface for rsync and an effective tool to synchronize folders, files and make backups with support for sessions, simulation, execution, checksum, logging as well as other basic and advanced options for you to choose.


Unison , set up a profile to sync folders and files locally on the same machine or remotely across a network with this capable tool, which runs on both Windows and Unix systems, like Linux and OS X, and works across platforms.

Useful features include detecting and displaying conflicting updates, optimising transfers of small updates to large files using a compression protocol similar to rsync.


Best Free Online Backup Sites for Linux

Dropbox provides 2 GB free space for backing up and sharing your files, works similar to any other folder of your computer—after installation, simply drag and drop files/folders to Dropbox you want to backup, share or sync with other computer. (Review)


Best Free Partition Manager for Linux

GParted , a GNOME partition editor for resizing (enlarging or shrinking), creating or deleting, moving or copying partitions on a hard disk, creating a partition table, enabling or disabling partition flags such as boot and hidden. (Review)


TestDisk , a console application designed for data recovery. It can be used to fix partition table, recover deleted partitions or copy files from deleted partitions. (Review)


Best Free Secure Erase Utility for Linux

Darik's Boot and Nuke constructs a floppy disk or CD that will automatically wipe the hard drives of any PC that's booted from the disk, great for bulk disk cleaning and emergency. (Review)


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Microsoft have joined the Linux Foundation which is a commitment that Linux needed. So we should see more Windows software running on Linux.

Microsoft Visual Studio and Xamarin (for cross-platform development) are both free. Microsoft used Xamarin to develop a Visual Studio version for Apple macOS. This will eventually lead to a lot more free cross-platform software in this category.

I like this headline: Hell freezes over as Microsoft joins the Linux Foundation


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"... ANGRYsearch ... Linux file search, instant results as you type ...":

"... FileZilla Secure is a free FTP client that has all the features of the original FileZilla plus it encrypts your FTP passwords to help protect from hackers stealing them ...":


"... git-secret is a bash tool to store your private data inside a git repo ...":


"... LosslessCut - simple, cross platform video editor for lossless trimming/cutting of videos ...":


"... Gopass is a Chrome & Firefox extension for pass, a UNIX based password manager ...":

Unfortunately FileZilla Secure is "under development" for Linux. The question I have is, is the original FileZilla in Linux susceptible to hacking?

"... Praxis LIVE - hybrid visual IDE for creative coding ...":



"... Writefull is a light-weight app that provides feedback on your writing by checking your text against databases of correct language ...":


"... Rambox ... free, Open Source and Cross Platform messaging and emailing app that combines common web applications into one ...":

"... PVS-Studio performs static code analysis and generates a report that helps a programmer find and fix bugs. PVS-Studio performs a wide range of code checks, it is also useful to search for misprints and Copy-Paste errors ...":


"... Fresh is a visual assembly language IDE with built-in FASM assembler ...":

"... Cappsule is a new kind of hypervisor ... Its goal is to virtualize any software on the fly (e.g. web browser, office suite, media player) into lightweight VMs called cappsules ... Applications don’t need to be repackaged, and their usage remain the same for the end user: it’s completely transparent. Moreover, the OS doesn’t need to be reinstalled nor modified ..." (still in beta):

Wunderlistux - an electron wrapper for Wunderlist:

"... SunVox is a small, fast and powerful modular synthesizer with pattern-based sequencer (tracker). It is a tool for those people who like to compose music wherever they are, whenever they wish ...":

"... Yout Player is the new way to watch playlists from YouTube on Desktop. No YouTube ads, simple to use, floating window ...":

"... Navigate narrow tunnels and bring back the energy core hidden on each of the enemy planets filled with biomechanical weirdness. Gravitus Minus is based on the classic gravity-based shooters from the 1980s and early 90s, such as Thrust, Solar Jetman and Gravitar ...":


"... Utopia Documents brings a fresh new perspective to reading the scientific literature, combining the convenience and reliability of the PDF with the flexibility and power of the web ...":

"... Cypht is like a news reader, but for E-mail ...":


Typora - a minimalistic Markdown editor:

"... Spacemacs is a new way to experience Emacs - a sophisticated and polished set-up focused on ergonomics, mnemonics and consistency ...":


lf is a terminal file manager written in Go:


"... (Un)colored - next generation desktop rich content editor that saves documents with themes ...":

"... Serviio is a free media server. It allows you to stream your media files (music, video or images) to renderer devices (e.g. a TV set, Bluray player, games console or mobile phone) on your connected home network ...":


"... Pharo is a pure object-oriented programming language and a powerful environment, focused on simplicity and immediate feedback (think IDE and OS rolled into one) ...":

PencilSheep - free professional image editor:

"... Harmony player - music player with sleek interface & cloud compatibility ..."

"... FIM is a lightweight universal image viewer ...":

"... Fruits Of A Feather - Fly around an island collecting fruit in this relaxing, dream-like exploration game ...":

Eme - Elegant Markdown Editor:

Sonic Pi - the live coding music synth for everyone:


"... fmedia is a fast asynchronous media player/recorder/converter ...":


"... myLG is software utility which combines the functions of the different network probes in one network diagnostic tool ...":

"... Duplicacy backs up your files to many cloud storages with client-side encryption and the highest level of deduplication ...":

"... Museeks - a free, lightweight and cross-platform music player ...":


"... Liri - open-source, cross-platform and material-design web browser ...":


"... restic is a backup program that is fast, efficient and secure ...":


Asciidoc FX is a book/document editor to build PDF, Epub, Mobi and HTML books, documents and slides: