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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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"... 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
"... Nuspell is a free and open source spell checker that is written in modern C++. It extensively supports character encodings, compounding, affixing and complex morphology. Nuspell offers also suggestions and personal dictionaries ...": https://nuspell.github.io/
"... Task Coach is a simple open source todo manager to keep track of personal tasks and todo lists. It is designed for composite tasks, and also offers effort tracking, categories, notes and more ...": https://www.taskcoach.org/
",,, edex-ui - a cross-platform, customizable science fiction terminal emulator with advanced monitoring & touchscreen support ...": https://github.com/GitSquared/edex-ui
"... UltraSurf is a lightweight freeware program designed as an anti-censorship tool. It allows to circumvent firewalls using proxies and employs encryption protocols for privacy ...": https://ultrasurf.us/
"... TupiTube Desk is a 2D animation tool for desktop environments focused on usability for children and amateur artists ...": https://www.maefloresta.com/ https://sourceforge.net/projects/tupi2d/ uftpd - FTP/TFTP server: https://github.com/troglobit/uftpd "... Manta ... flexible invoicing desktop app with beautiful & customizable templates ...": https://github.com/hql287/Manta

FONTMATRIX
This has been removed from the Ubuntu repositories and is reported to be dysfunctional.

Font Manager appears to be unstable. When trying to disable many fonts it freezes for several minutes every 10 or so selections. You have to select each individual font separately - cannot select a whole family at once.
There are far to many fonts loaded during installation (most for non-western keyboards), leading to a bloated font box in office apps.

"... Librefox is an open source project designed to provide anyone with a copy of the Firefox browser that comes with privacy and security enhancements included ...": https://github.com/intika/Librefox
"... YottaDB is a proven Multi-Language NoSQL database engine that is built on a code base with decades of maturity and continuous investment ...": https://yottadb.com
"... Orange - open source machine learning and data visualization for novice and expert ...": http://orange.biolab.si
"... MailScanner is a highly respected open source email security system design for Linux-based email gateways ...": https://www.mailscanner.info
"... The Distributed Checksum Clearinghouses or DCC is an anti-spam content filter that runs on a variety of operating systems. The counts can be used by SMTP servers and mail user agents to detect and reject or filter spam or unsolicited bulk mail. DCC servers exchange or "flood" common checksums. The checksums include values that are constant across common variations in bulk messages, including "personalizations." ...": https://www.dcc-servers.net/dcc/
"... Streisand sets up a new server running your choice of WireGuard, OpenConnect, OpenSSH, OpenVPN, Shadowsocks, sslh, Stunnel, or a Tor bridge. It also generates custom instructions for all of these services. At the end of the run you are given an HTML file with instructions that can be shared with friends, family members, and fellow activists ...": https://github.com/StreisandEffect/streisand
"... Jellyfin is a personal media server. The Jellyfin project was started as a result of Emby's decision to take their code closed-source, as well as various philosophical differences with the core developers ...": https://github.com/jellyfin/jellyfin radeon-scripts - scripts to manage various aspects of the AMD line of cards in Linux: https://github.com/dasunsrule32/radeon-scripts
"... Raven - offline ready desktop RSS Reader without any distractions ...": https://ravenreader.app/
"... McFly replaces your default ctrl-r Bash history search with an intelligent search engine that takes into account your working directory and the context of recently executed commands. McFly's suggestions are prioritized in real time with a small neural network ...": https://github.com/cantino/mcfly
"... Next is a keyboard-oriented, extensible web-browser designed for power users. The application has familiar key-bindings, is fully configurable and extensible in Lisp, and has powerful features for productive professionals ...": https://next.atlas.engineer/ https://github.com/atlas-engineer/next
"... AdGuard Home is a network-wide ad-and-tracker blocking DNS server. Its purpose is to let you control your entire network and all your devices, and it does not require using a client-side program...:" https://adguard.com/en/blog/introducing-adguard-home/
"... The SPICE project aims to provide a complete open source solution for remote access to virtual machines in a seamless way so you can play videos, record audio, share usb devices and share folders without complications ...": https://spice-space.org/

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