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Fedora Utils lets you install codecs and additional software that Fedora doesn't want to ship, like MP3 codecs, Adobe Flash, Oracle Java etc.:

For my money (so to speak), Homebank is a much better personal banking app than GnuCash and should be included in the banking category.

Many thanks for your kind comment Spilot. For your info, Homebank has been included in our category review article here: In most cases, this list covers the software products with Gizmo's top picks in each category review.
Out of interest, found a review/comparison of HomeBank here. MC - Site Manager.
kalu is a small application that will add an icon to your systray and sit there, regularly checking if there's anything new for you to upgrade. As soon as it finds something, it'll show a notification to let you know about it (for Archers only):
"... ICEcoder is an open-source browser code editor, which provides a modern approach to building websites. By allowing you to code directly within the web browser, online or offline, it means you only need one program (your browser) to develop sites, plus can test on actual web servers ... Conversely, ICEcoder is lightweight (under 1.2mb including all plugins) and boots in seconds (often 1-2s). Oh, and it's also free ...":
"... Vagrant is a tool for building complete development environments. With an easy-to-use workflow and focus on automation, Vagrant lowers development environment setup time, increases development/production parity, and makes the "works on my machine" excuse a relic of the past ...":
"... CMPlayer is a multimedia player. It is aimed for easy usage but also powerful features. It provides various features and convenience functions. Just install and enjoy it ...":
"... Syncplay synchronises the position and play state of multiple media players so that the viewers can watch the same thing at the same time. This means that when one person pauses/unpauses playback or seeks (jumps position) within their media player then this will be replicated across all media players connected to the same server and in the same 'room' (viewing session). When a new person joins they will also be synchronised ...":
"... The git-annex assistant creates a synchronised folder on each of your OSX and Linux computers, Android devices, removable drives, NAS appliances, and cloud services. The contents of the folder are the same everywhere. It's very easy to use, and has all the power of git and git-annex ...:
"... The goal of Sayonara is to be a small, clear, not yet platform-independent music player. Low CPU usage, low memory consumption and no long loading times are only three benefits of this player. Sayonara should be easy and intuitive to use and therefore it should be able to compete with the most popular music players ...:
"... LongoMatch is a free video analysis software for sport analysts with unlimited possibilities: Record, Tag, Review, Draw, Edit Videos and much more ...":
"... oterm is a web browser unix terminal. It serves a console so you can access your server from anywhere in the world where you have an Internet connection. It effectively is an xterm in a browser. It emulates xterm commands, which are very similar to vt100 commands ...":
"... Matterhorn is a free, open-source platform to support the management of educational audio and video content. Institutions will use Matterhorn to produce lecture recordings, manage existing video, serve designated distribution channels, and provide user interfaces to engage students with educational videos ...":

The Mobile Media Converter is a free audio and video converter for converting between popular desktop audio and video formats like MP3, Windows Media Audio (wma), Ogg Vorbis Audio (ogg), Wave Audio (wav), MPEG video, AVI, Windows Media Video (wmv), Flash Video (flv), QuickTime Video (mov) and commonly used mobile devices/phones formats like AMR and 3GA audio (amr) and 3GP video. iPod/iPhone and PSP compatible MP4 video are supported. Moreover, you can remove and add new formats or devices through the internet.

SavageXR - Free Real-Time Strategy Shooter:
pySioGame - is a set of pretty simple activities aiming to teach children some of the basic skills. It turned out that pySioGame focuses mainly on teaching maths but it also covers areas such as abc, reading, writing, colors, memory and more:
Sqrxz 3 is a Jump’n'Run which will please the hardcore gamer amongst you. You need fast fingers and a fast brain:
DoomRL (Doom, the Roguelike) is a fast and furious coffee-break Roguelike game:
The Mana World (TMW) is a serious effort to create an innovative free and open source MMORPG. TMW uses 2D graphics and aims to create a large and diverse interactive world:
GeeTeeDee - task management:
Omnitux - The project aims to provide various educational activities around multimedia elements (images, sounds, texts):

Flowblade video editor deserves a look. An updated version came out recently. It looks slicker than OpenShot but easier than AviDemux.

Trimage is a cross-platform GUI and command-line interface to optimize image files for websites, using optipng, pngcrush, advpng and jpegoptim, depending on the filetype (currently, PNG and JPG files are supported).
Haroopad is a markdown enabled document processor for creating web-friendly documents. You can author various formats of documents such as blog article, slide, presentation, report, and e-mail as if experts did (still in beta):