Best Free Software for Linux

toggle-button
 
 
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)

 
 

Please rate this article: 

Your rating: None
4.244095
Average: 4.2 (381 votes)

Pages

toggle-button

Comments

"... exa is an improved file lister with more features and better defaults. It uses colours to distinguish file types and metadata. It knows about symlinks, extended attributes, and Git. And it’s small, fast, and just one single binary ...": https://the.exa.website/ https://github.com/ogham/exa
Girens is a Plex media player client. You can watch and listen to your music, shows and movies with this GTK app: https://gitlab.gnome.org/tijder/girens
Maza ad blocking - like Pi-hole but local and using your operating system: https://github.com/tanrax/maza-ad-blocking
Sozi is a zooming presentation editor and player. Unlike in most presentation applications, a Sozi document is not organised as a slideshow, but rather as a poster where the content of your presentation can be freely laid out: https://sozi.baierouge.fr/pages/10-about.html
dte - a small and easy to use console text editor: https://craigbarnes.gitlab.io/dte/index.html
"... Knowclip is a free desktop app that transforms your media into effective language-learning materials ...": https://www.knowclip.com
Nami is a decentralized binary package manager, it allows software authors to publish their software anywhere, without having to request a merge from a software center for each update: https://github.com/txthinking/nami
Haruna is an open source video player built with Qt/QML on top of libmpv: https://github.com/g-fb/haruna
"... FDNS was designed to run as a local DoH proxy on a Linux desktop, or as a server for a small network. Lean and mean, it protects the computers against some of the most common cyber threats, all while improving the privacy and the system performance ...": https://firejaildns.wordpress.com
"... Pop Shell is a keyboard-driven layer for GNOME Shell which allows for quick and sensible navigation and management of windows ...": https://github.com/pop-os/shell
Shortwave is an internet radio player that provides access to a station database with over 25,000 stations: https://flathub.org/apps/details/de.haeckerfelix.Shortwave
zoxide - a cd command that learns your habits: https://github.com/ajeetdsouza/zoxide
HiddenVM is a simple, one-click, free and open-source Linux application that allows you to run Oracle's open-source VirtualBox software on the Tails operating system: https://github.com/aforensics/HiddenVM
age is a simple, modern and secure file encryption tool: https://github.com/FiloSottile/age Nushell - a new type of shell: https://www.nushell.sh/ Delta Chat is like Telegram or Whatsapp but without the tracking or central control: https://delta.chat/en/ With SyncStuff you save your files in your own cloud: https://syncstuff.org Lines is a modern and minimalist text editor - IDE with support for over 150 programming languages, embedded code inspectors and many other cool tools to help you write better code: https://www.creatixbih.com/lines https://www.softpedia.com/get/Programming/File-Editors/Lines-code-editor...
MuWire is an anonymous file-sharing program. You can share, search and download files of any type: https://muwire.com/ IPFS Desktop - an unobtrusive and user-friendly desktop application for IPFS: https://github.com/ipfs-shipyard/ipfs-desktop
Gammy - adaptive screen brightness and temperature: https://getgammy.com/
"... Fog Machine let's you host your own server right from home. It's easy to install and can get you published online in under a minute ...": https://fogmachine.io/
Typesense is an open source, typo tolerant search engine that delivers fast and relevant results out-of-the-box (for Linux users): https://typesense.org/
massCode - a free and open source code snippets manager for developers. It helps you create and organize your own personal snippets collection and have quick access to it: https://masscode.io/
auto-cpufreq - automatic CPU speed & power optimizer for Linux based on active monitoring of laptop's battery state, CPU usage and system load: https://github.com/AdnanHodzic/auto-cpufreq
Chob is an helper tool for searching application accross platforms (Flathub, Snapcraft and AppImage): https://github.com/MuhammedKpln/chob
Spacewalk is an open source Linux systems management solution: https://spacewalkproject.github.io/
"... Crusta is a feature rich, modern web-browser, based on powerful Qt5 framework...": https://github.com/Crusta/CrustaBrowser Sielo - an open source browser made with Qt and WebEngine: https://github.com/SieloBrowser/sielo-legacy
"... Instantly translate between over 90 languages with Translatium...": https://translatiumapp.com
With bpkg you can easily install and manage Bash packages: http://www.bpkg.sh
navi - an interactive cheatsheet tool for the command-line: https://github.com/denisidoro/navi
KMonad is a keyboard remapping utility: https://github.com/david-janssen/kmonad
tundra - static pages generator: https://frainfreeze.github.io/tundra/

Pages