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This list of Best Free Software for Linux now includes 161 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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misc-updater - check if 'Manually-Installed and Source-Compiled' (MISC) packages have new releases or updates announced on their respective webpages: https://github.com/tpapastylianou/misc-updater
Proton-Caller - run any Windows program through Proton: https://github.com/caverym/proton-caller
Uniclip - Universal Clipboard: https://github.com/quackduck/uniclip
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twterm is a TUI Twitter client working on your terminal emulator: https://twterm.ryota-ka.me/
Macchina lets you view basic system information, like your hostname, your kernel version, memory usage, and much more: https://github.com/grtcdr/macchina
SonoBus is an easy to use application for streaming high-quality, low-latency peer-to-peer audio between devices over the internet or a local network: https://sonobus.net/
mediactl - ultra-barebones, Linux-only media-controls for VLC, your web browser, etc.: https://github.com/aaaaaaaalex/mediactl
neo-mc - a Midnight Commander fork with scripting and other features: https://github.com/neo-mc/neo-mc mc - fork of Midnight Commander with python scripting: https://github.com/psprint/mc
yt-splitter - Downloads and splits audio tracks from a YouTube video according to the chapters/tracks. Useful for compilations or full album uploads: https://github.com/redsolver/yt-splitter exeCute - opens exe and bat files as if they were native Linux applications: https://gitlab.com/es20490446e/exeCute
miniplayer - a curses based mpd client: https://github.com/guardkenzie/miniplayer
Menu Searx - a simple program to search the searx search engine through dmenu or rofi, sort through the results and open the selected URL in you prefered web browser: https://github.com/MossyMossMoss/menu-searx
efibootmgr-gui - manage EFI boot loader entries with this simple GUI: https://github.com/Elinvention/efibootmgr-gui
curldrop is a simple web app that allows you to upload files straight from your terminal with curl: https://github.com/kennell/curldrop
SGen Libre - generate passwords offline on Linux: https://v0lttech.com/sgenlibre.php
Schroot - securely enter a chroot and run a command or login shell: https://gitlab.com/codelibre/schroot
Smug - tmux session manager: https://github.com/ivaaaan/smug

The BIRD project aims to develop a fully functional dynamic IP routing daemon: https://bird.network.cz/

FRRouting is an IP routing protocol suite: https://frrouting.org/
Lokl - an optimized local WordPress environment perfect for static site generation: https://lokl.dev
boringproxy is a combination of a reverse proxy and a tunnel manager: https://boringproxy.io/
Deskreen turns any device to a second screen for your computer: https://www.deskreen.com/
csnaketerm - the classic Snake game, right in your terminal: https://donaldkellett.github.io/csnaketerm/
ehh - Python commandline tool for remembering Linux/terminal commands: https://github.com/lvoogdt/ehh
Disk Atlas - a simple, effective tool for finding wasted disk space: https://diskatlas.com/
youtube-local is a browser-based client for watching Youtube anonymously and without the lag of the slow page used by Youtube: https://github.com/user234683/youtube-local
Douane - a personal firewall for Linux: https://douaneapp.com/
GamingOnLinux - 442 free Linux games: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/free-games/

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