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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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prowser - a web browser from scratch with simplicity in mind: https://git.sr.ht/~bo41/prowser
Mistborn - a secure platform for easily standing up and managing your own cloud services: including firewall, ad-blocking, and multi-factor Wireguard VPN access: https://gitlab.com/cyber5k/mistborn sanctuary - a secure synchronous lightweight chatroom with zero logging and total transience: https://github.com/astrosonic/sanctuary
Popsicle is a Linux utility for flashing multiple USB devices in parallel: https://github.com/pop-os/popsicle
Social Amnesia aims to make your social media (Twitter/Reddit) only exist within a time period that you choose: https://github.com/Nick-Gottschlich/Social-Amnesia
With Serenade, you can write code by speaking rather than typing: https://serenade.ai/
Pext - Python-based extendable tool: https://pext.io/
Statifier is a tool for creating portable, self-containing Linux executables: http://statifier.sourceforge.net/
Write your next Blockbuster with Scrite: https://www.scrite.io/
Typ is a simple typesetting application. Turn plain Markdown into a formatted PDF, ready for print: https://www.typ-set.com
Ballish - a pretty fast code search tool: https://ballish.margaine.com/
Who-Updates - Live Dashboard for Checking Stable Versions of Common Desktop Linux Software Across Snap, Flatpak, Apt: https://fortwire.github.io/Who-Updates
Zeek - An Open Source Network Security Monitoring Tool: https://zeek.org/ spicy-noise - identify and analyze WireGuard traffic at wire speed with Zeek: https://github.com/theparanoids/spicy-noise
Chatty is a chat software specifically made for Twitch, in the spirit of a classic IRC Client: https://chatty.github.io/
Shield is a single file bash script, and a folder of hardening scripts, made to be run to harden and secure your Debian or Debian based OS: https://github.com/CrystalX127/Shield
sift - a fast and powerful alternative to grep: https://sift-tool.org/
lunr - an anonymous, private, and secure meta search engine: https://github.com/obsidianbit/lunr
GreenTunnel is a free and open source anti-censorship tool that bypasses deep packet inspection (DPI) used by many Internet Service Providers to block certain websites: https://github.com/SadeghHayeri/GreenTunnel
Cadmus is a graphical application which allows you to remove background noise from audio in real-time in any communication app: https://github.com/josh-richardson/cadmus
Rolling Rhino - Create Your Own Ubuntu Rolling Release: https://github.com/wimpysworld/rolling-rhino
Chob is an helper tool for searching application accross platforms (Flathub, Snapcraft and AppImage): https://github.com/MuhammedKpln/chob
Nyrna - Suspend any game or application: https://github.com/Merrit/nyrna
hikari - A Wayland Compositor: https://hikari.acmelabs.space/
ProcDump is a Linux reimagining of the classic ProcDump tool from the Sysinternals suite of tools for Windows. ProcDump provides a convenient way for Linux developers to create core dumps of their application based on performance triggers: https://github.com/Microsoft/ProcDump-for-Linux
Diskonaut - terminal disk space navigator: https://github.com/imsnif/diskonaut
DomTerm is an terminal emulator based on web technologies: http://domterm.org
WezTerm is a GPU-accelerated cross-platform terminal emulator and multiplexer: https://wezfurlong.org/wezterm/

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