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This list of Best Free Software for Linux now includes 159 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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"... rga is a line-oriented search tool that allows you to look for a regex in a multitude of file types. rga wraps the awesome ripgrep and enables it to search in pdf, docx, sqlite, jpg, movie subtitles (mkv, mp4), etc. ...": https://github.com/phiresky/ripgrep-al
"... Wexond is an open-source, privacy-focused, extensible web browser with a totally new user experience ...": https://wexond.net https://github.com/wexond/wexond
"... Needl will generate random Internet traffic in an attempt to conceal your legitimate traffic, essentially making your data the Needle in the haystack and thus harder to find. The goal is to make it harder for your ISP, government, etc to track your browsing history and habits ...": https://github.com/eth0izzle/Needl
"... Backer is a visual front end to the rsync command. It allows the user to select mutple folders and back them up to mutiple locations ...": https://github.com/sysrpl/Backer
"... uas searches Flathub, Snapcraft and AppImage for apps ...":https://github.com/cooperspencer/uas
"... distroverify - utility to verify any Linux distro file (*.iso) for its integrity...": https://github.com/prahladyeri/distroverify
"... fibridge - access huge files in the user's browser externally over HTTP ...": https://github.com/anderspitman/fibridge-proxy-rs
. Rsync time backup ... This script offers Time Machine-style backup using rsync. It creates incremental backups of files and directories to the destination of your choice. The backups are structured in a way that makes it easy to recover any file at any point in time ...": https://github.com/laurent22/rsync-time-backup

Piping server - streaming data transfer server over HTTP/HTTPS: https://github.com/nwtgck/piping-server

"... BeGoneAds is a script that puts some popular hosts file lists into the systems hosts file as a adblocker measure ...": https://github.com/anned20/begoneads
"... The Dissenter web browser is built for The People, not advertisers. Block Big Tech ads and trackers by default. Discover a comment section on every URL online. Welcome to the free speech internet ...": https://dissenter.com
"... aerc is an email client that runs in your terminal ...": https://aerc-mail.org/
"... CaptionPal - automatic subtitle download and synchronization thanks to Machine Learning...": https://captionpal.org
"... Motrix is a full-featured download manager that support downloading HTTP, FTP, BitTorrent, Magnet, Baidu Net Disk etc.:" https://motrix.app https://github.com/agalwood/Motrix
"... Mathics - a free, light-weight alternative to Mathematica...": http://mathics.github.io
"... Pennywise - cross-platform application to open website or media in a floating window...": https://github.com/kamranahmedse/pennywise "... Crow Translate is a simple and lightweight translator programmed in C++ / Qt that allows to translate and speak text using Google, Yandex and Bing translate API...": https://github.com/crow-translate/crow-translate "... Drill - desktop file search utility that uses clever crawling instead of indexing...": https://www.drill.santamorena.me "... gosearch is an attempt to create the Windows file search tool Everything for Linux 5.1+, written in Go...": https://github.com/ozeidan/gosearch/
"... Tusk - refined Evernote desktop app...": https://klaussinani.github.io/tusk/
Apart GTK - Linux GUI for cloning & restoring disk partitions to & from compressed image files: https://github.com/alexheretic/apart-gtk
"... linux-secureboot-kit - tool for complete hardening of Linux boot chain with UEFI Secure Boot...": https://github.com/Snawoot/linux-secureboot-kit
"... Jrnl ... collect your thoughts and notes without leaving the command line...": http://jrnl.sh
"... hunter is a fast and lag-free file browser/manager for the terminal. It features a heavily asychronous and multi-threaded design and all disk IO happens off the main thread in a non-blocking fashion, so that hunter will always stay responsive, even under heavy load on a slow spinning rust disk, even with all the previews enabled...": https://github.com/rabite0/hunter
"... instantbox...It's a project that spins up temporary Linux systems with instant webshell access from any browser..." https://github.com/instantbox/instantbox "... Palbum - a desktop app that allows you to continue playing on Spotify an album/playlist from the last track you heard...": https://antonio-ramadas.github.io/palbum/
Mathpix - convert images to LaTeX: https://mathpix.com

"... termpub - Epubreader for the terminal ...": https://github.com/mdom/termpub

"... Fltrdr, or flat-reader, is an interactive text reader for the terminal ...":

https://github.com/octobanana/fltrdr

Aurees Git Client:

https://aurees.com

Marp is the simplest presentation writer with Markdown:
https://yhatt.github.io/marp

"... qou - minimal interactive command-line prompts ...": https://github.com/klaussinani/qoa

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