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This list of Best Free Software for Linux now includes 156 apps in various categories. Among a plethora of freeware products, we have selected some gems in each category and added them to the list with clear and brief descriptions of each app.


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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:

"... Blackmagic Design Fusion 8 - Integrated 2D and 3D compositing and motion graphics software with a massive toolset featuring paint, rotoscope, titling, animation, multiple keyers including Primatte, an amazing 3D particle system, advanced keyframing, GPU acceleration, and support for importing and rendering 3D models and scenes from other applications ...": (download at the bottom of the page)

"... Wmail - the missing desktop client for Gmail & Google Inbox ...":

"... Sbopkg is a command-line and dialog-based tool to synchronize with the ("SBo") repository, a collection of third-party SlackBuild scripts to build Slackware packages ...":

"... Rambox - free and open Source messaging and emailing app that combines common web applications into one ...":


"... Tauon Music Box is a streamlined desktop music player for playback of local files ...":


bpkg is a bash package manager:

"... Blckbrd is an infinite blackboard on your desktop ...":

"... Katastrophe - command line tool to download torrents from ...":