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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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"... Plotinus - a searchable command palette in every modern GTK+ application...": "... Znx... Linux distribution deployer and updater. Atomic and differential updates...":

"... Symphytum is a personal database software for everyone who desires to manage and organize data in an easy and intuitive way, without having to study complex database languages and software user interfaces ...":

"... MindForger is human mind inspired personal knowledge management tool ...":
"... Cmdtypist is a programmer oriented typing tutor ... designed to work on the gnome-terminal, xterm and uxterm and other consoles. It consists true programming lessons, so the user can type and learn at the same time ...":
"... WTF is a personal information dashboard for your terminal, developed for those who spend most of their day in the command line ...":
"... Nighthawk - a stealthy, simple, unobtrusive music player that stays out of your way in your Menubar/Taskbar...":
"... Porg is a program to aid management of software packages installed from source code. After the installation of such packages, one is usually left with having no idea of what it was installed and where it all went, making it difficult to uninstall the package in the future. Porg was written to solve this problem in a quite simple fashion...":

"... Spice-up is a modern and intuitive desktop presentation app ...":

"... Winds is a modern, open source RSS and Podcast app built using React/Redux/Node ...":
"... Kakoune is a code editor that implements Vi’s "keystrokes as a text editing language" model. As it’s also a modal editor, it is somewhat similar to the Vim editor...":
"... Oni is a new kind of editor, focused on maximizing productivity - combining modal editing with features you expect in modern editors. Oni is built with neovim, and inspired by VSCode, Atom, LightTable, and Emacs. ..":
"... Never sit and wait for some long-running process to finish. Noti can alert you when it's done. You can receive messages on your computer or phone...":
"... Textosaurus is simple cross-platform UTF-8 text editor based on Qt and Scintilla. Textosaurus aims to provide similar workflow as Notepad++ does...":
"... Ajenti... An admin's tool for a more civilized age, providing you with a fast and secure way to manage a remote Linux box at any time using everyday tools like a web terminal, text editor, file manager and others...":
"... Fopnu is a new and powerful P2P file sharing system...":
"... Next is a keyboard-oriented, extensible web-browser inspired by Emacs and designed for power users...":
"... Typesense is an open source, typo tolerant search engine that delivers fast and relevant results out-of-the-box...":
"... gogo is a great way to bookmark directories inside your shell. You don't have to remember long and complicated paths anymore ...":
"... Just 50 Word features a clean editor that prioritizes making your writing more efficient, as compared to fancy features like formatting etc.":
"... Portacle is a complete IDE for Common Lisp that you can take with you on a USB stick...":

"... FreeTube is an open source desktop YouTube player built with privacy in mind. Watch your favorite YouTube videos ad free as well as prevent Google from tracking what you watch ...":

"... VNote ... a note-taking application with Markdown, which knows programmers and Markdown better ...":

"... I developed an application to display and control Android devices connected on USB. It does not require any root access. It works on GNU/Linux, Windows and Mac OS ...":

"... VisiFile is a program that automatically monitors changes in your PC documents and shows you a list of changes ...":

"... Monitor Your System With The Powerfull & Customizable Toll: I.AUC ...":


"... Gnulium is a Utility app that want to manage all users scripts in a new modern way ...":

"... Searching for a jukebox solution for your desktop, for your party or for gastronomy purposes? With powerful features - but as easy as it can be? Silverjuke is the solution...":