Best Free Software for Linux

 
 
Best Free Security and Privacy for Linux
 

Best Free Anonymous Surfing Service for Linux

  • JonDo

    "(Previously known as JAP) it's my top choice and a Java application that performs the role of a local (PC based) proxy server that redirects browser requests via the JonDo network. This allows the user to configure their choice of any browser rather than requiring a change to Opera." (Review)

 

Best Free Antivirus for Linux

  • ClamTK Virus Scanner

    ClamTK Virus Scanner is a graphical user interface for ClamAV and designed to be an easy-to-use, on-demand scanner running on Linux systems.

    "I thought Linux doesn't need antivirus protection?" It's true that you may not need it, but this program is more geared for users interested in scanning files prior to sending them to users of other operating systems than Linux.

 

Best Free Firewall for Linux

  • GufwGufw

    Gufw is a graphical user interface for UFW (Uncomplicated Firewall), and as the name implies, an easy-to-use firewall for Ubuntu, Linux Mint and other Linux systems, with support for setting up rules such as allowing or blocking applications, incoming and outgoing services, common P2P or individual IP/ports, with options for logging and showing notifications.

  • Firestarter

    A complete firewall tool for Linux, allows for users to create a firewall with a wizard, open and close ports with a few clicks, completes with a real-time hit monitor.

 

Best Free Internet Safety Check for Linux

  • WOT

    "Fastest ratings, uses green/yellow/red ratings and 'people' reliability icons, multiple rating categories to help you evaluate websites, fantastic warning screen to empower users to avoid potentially bad websites before interacting with them." (Review)

 

Best Free Password Manager for Linux

  • KeePassXKeePassX

    You just need to remember one single master password to access many user names, passwords and other private information saved in one single database. Features include defining titles and icons, grouping and sorting entries, and generating secure passwords.

    The database is encrypted either with AES or Twofish encryption algorithm using a 256 bit key and uses a file format that is compatible with KeePass Password Safe for Windows.

 

 
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by BrollyLSSJ on 16. August 2014 - 9:51  (117986)

WPS Office (formerly known as Kingsoft Office) needs to be added to the office section. I like it much more than LibreOffice / OpenOffice. Also FreeOffice from SoftMaker is also worth mentioning. I like KWPS more, as it is also available for iOS, Android and Windows, while SoftMaker is missing an iOS version.

WPS Office: http://wps-community.org
FreeOffice: http://www.freeoffice.com

by Jojo Yee on 16. August 2014 - 13:50  (117993)

In terms of development, the versions of WPS Office for other platforms are leading but currently the Linux version is still at the stage of Alpha.

by Panzer on 14. August 2014 - 8:25  (117936)

OpenSMTPD is a free implementation of the server-side SMTP protocol as defined by RFC 5321, with some additional standard extensions. It allows ordinary machines to exchange e-mails with other systems speaking the SMTP protocol:
https://www.opensmtpd.org/

by Panzer on 12. August 2014 - 7:18  (117899)

Serman is a simple dialog-based systemd service manager. It provides an easy way to manage services with an overview of what is currently enabled, running, etc.:
http://xyne.archlinux.ca/projects/serman/

Tomb generates encrypted storage files to be opened and closed using their associated keyfiles, which are also protected with a password chosen by the user:
http://www.dyne.org/software/tomb/

by Panzer on 6. August 2014 - 7:45  (117786)

MyNotex - a free note-taking, document file and activity manager:
https://sites.google.com/site/mynotex/

by Jojo Yee on 6. August 2014 - 10:24  (117788)

A good suggestion Panzer. After a quick try, I note that it's quite a decent note-taking app for Linux with some great features that other software does not have.

Unless I've missed out something, it however seems to be lacking a basic operation to undo and redo edits in multiple levels. Undo editing is provided but it functions as abandoning changes and going back to the note last saved.

by Panzer on 4. August 2014 - 9:35  (117742)

wallabag (formerly poche) is a self hostable application for saving web pages:
https://www.wallabag.org/

by Panzer on 4. August 2014 - 9:09  (117741)

Toxic is a Tox-based instant messenging client which formerly resided in the Tox core repository, and is now available as a standalone application:
https://github.com/Tox/toxic

cool-old-term is a terminal emulator which tries to mimic the look and feel of the old cathode tube screens. It has been designed to be eye-candy, customizable, and reasonably lightweight:
https://github.com/Swordifish90/cool-old-term
http://swordfishslabs.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/brace-yourself-cool-old-t...

by vandamme on 3. August 2014 - 20:19  (117730)

Variety is a newer wallpaper changer that I like better than Wally, Wallch and others. It also can show quotes, clock, and is highly configurable and tweakable. It wasn't in the Mint repository (the non-functioning Wallch was, though); you have to search for it, add the ppa, then install. Three lines in the terminal, but worth it. Runs on all Linuxes. Written by Peter Levi, so find his page.

by Jojo Yee on 4. August 2014 - 7:54  (117737)

A good suggestion Vandamme. It's now added to the list.

by Panzer on 25. July 2014 - 9:01  (117575)

"... YaCy is a free search engine that anyone can use to build a search portal for their intranet or to help search the public internet. When contributing to the world-wide peer network, the scale of YaCy is limited only by the number of users in the world and can index billions of web pages. It is fully decentralized, all users of the search engine network are equal, the network does not store user search requests and it is not possible for anyone to censor the content of the shared index ...":
http://yacy.net/en/

by vandamme on 22. July 2014 - 17:45  (117491)

Haroopad, an interesting HTML editor. It was reviewed favorably on last Sunday's Linux Action Show from Jupiter Broadcasting. I haven't tried because I usually use a WYSIWYG editor, but it looks useful.

"... Haroopad is a markdown enabled document processor for creating
web-friendly documents. You can author professional-looking documents of various formats: blog posts,
slides, presentations, reports, email and more ...":

http://pad.haroopress.com/user.html

by Panzer on 23. July 2014 - 7:20  (117503)

already posted by me on 23. September 2013 (page 2) - thanx anyway ...

by vandamme on 23. July 2014 - 12:08  (117514)

Ooops. One of these days I'll figure out how to find stuff here.

by Panzer on 22. July 2014 - 8:05  (117479)

nmh (new MH) is a powerful electronic mail handling system. It consists of a collection of fairly simple single-purpose programs to send, receive, save, retrieve, and manipulate e-mail messages:
http://www.nongnu.org/nmh/

by Panzer on 22. July 2014 - 7:59  (117478)

"... Panini is a visual tool for creating perspective views from panoramic and wide angle photographs. More than a pano viewer, more than a view camera, with features of both ...":
http://sourceforge.net/projects/pvqt/

by Panzer on 22. July 2014 - 7:38  (117476)

zSILENCER - a team based capture-the-flag style game:
http://zsilencer.com/

by Panzer on 22. July 2014 - 7:12  (117473)

nbwmon - ncurses bandwidth monitor:
https://github.com/defer-/nbwmon

by Panzer on 21. July 2014 - 9:17  (117449)

mpv is a fork of mplayer2 and MPlayer (command line player, no official GUI):
http://mpv.io/
https://github.com/mpv-player/mpv/releases

by Panzer on 16. July 2014 - 8:58  (117367)

Breach - A browser for the HTML5 era. Entirely written in Javascript. Free. Modular. Hackable:
http://breach.cc/

by Panzer on 16. July 2014 - 8:06  (117366)

"... WebPG is a free, open source suite of tools to bring GnuPG/PGP (gpg, gnupg) to the browser, in an effort to make cryptographic methods usable, safe and accessible to the common man ...":
https://webpg.org/

by Panzer on 16. July 2014 - 7:52  (117365)

demimove - a file browser for mass renaming:

Features:

- Interactivity: Demimove allows adding/removing of (multiple) targets quickly by mouse interaction (instead of or complementary to matching via regex/globbing patterns).
- Automatic Previews: Demimove provides an automatic and immediate preview of any change.
- Performance: Demimove is fast, thanks to Qt and its QFileSystemModel. Even thousands of files are no problem (although there's a ceiling, as always).
- Commit History: You can undo any commit, although currently only in order of last to first.
- Multiple Pattern Support: You can have any number of match and filter patterns by separating them with a slash ("/").
- Recursive support: Demimove supports recursive lookups and renames. You can specify the depth of the recursion.
- Config File: You can save and restore options to and from a file (~/.config/demimove/demimove.ini):

https://github.com/mikar/demimove

by Panzer on 7. July 2014 - 8:24  (117193)

Beets is the media library management system for obsessive-compulsive music geeks:
http://beets.radbox.org/

by Panzer on 18. June 2014 - 9:06  (116813)

"... PowerTOP is a Linux tool to diagnose issues with power consumption and power management.

In addition to being a diagnostic tool, PowerTOP also has an interactive mode where the user can experiment various power management settings for cases where the Linux distribution has not enabled these settings ...":
https://01.org/powertop/overview

by Panzer on 17. June 2014 - 8:18  (116801)

"... SnapRAID is an application able to make a partial backup of your disk array. If some of the disks of your array fail, even if they are completely broken, you will be able to recover their content. It's only a partial backup, because it doesn't allow to recover from a failure of the whole array, but only if the number of failed disks are under a predefined limit ...":
http://snapraid.sourceforge.net/faq.html

Magpie - Git-backed Evernote replacement:
https://magpie-notes.readthedocs.org/en/latest/

by JDCNS on 16. June 2014 - 17:43  (116792)

FreeFileSync I used to love, but the last couple of available versions had some pretty weird bugs. It seems that they are not actively updating the 32 bit version any longer, so I ended up rolling my own.

Dropbox has changed their TOS, and it is now evident that the only thing that keeps their employees from viewing your data are their rules. I no longer trust them, and I moved financial data to Wuala, which is also free for up to 5GB.

Shotwell is a good replacement for Picasa, BTW. I use it all the time b/c Picasa pictures don't count against your disk quota.

In the "I'm surprised this isn't even mentioned" department, NixNote (used to be NeverNote) is an excellent (IMO) front end for Evernote. Since there are clients available for iOS and Windows (and I assume Android as well), this makes it a nice cross-platform solution with the addition of NixNote.

Otherwise, interesting list. There are some on here I've never heard of in spite of looking for alternatives in the past.

by Panzer on 4. June 2014 - 8:27  (116611)

The Gnome Encfs Manager (or short GEncfsM) is an easy to use manager and mounter for encfs stashes featuring per-stash configuration, Gnome Keyring support, a tray menu inspired by Cryptkeeper and lots of unique features:
http://www.libertyzero.com/GEncfsM/

by Panzer on 2. June 2014 - 8:20  (116555)

"... Mosh - Remote terminal application that allows roaming, supports intermittent connectivity, and provides intelligent local echo and line editing of user keystrokes.

Mosh is a replacement for SSH. It's more robust and responsive, especially over Wi-Fi, cellular, and long-distance links ...":
http://mosh.mit.edu/

by Panzer on 2. June 2014 - 8:16  (116554)

Syncthing replaces Dropbox and BitTorrent Sync with something open, trustworthy and decentralized. Your data is your data alone and you deserve to choose where it is stored, if it is shared with some third party and how it's transmitted over the Internet:
http://syncthing.net/

by Ratzo on 9. June 2014 - 5:30  (116693)

yes syncthing is an interesting concept I like it

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