Linux has many tools, accessories and utilities that most users will eventually find useful. Here is a look at some most popular Linux utilities that you can download and use for free. As always, Linux has everything you need to switch from your current operating system.
Please feel free to comment if you would like additional applications added to the list. We will keep adding more frequently as well. Here are all of the extra goodies that users may find helpful.
Amaya is a very helpful HTML web authoring platform that provides code view or design view. With Amaya users can create beautiful web pages with WYSIWYG simplicity. Amaya has a built-in web browser as well. You can download Amaya for Linux, Windows, or MacOS X.
With Amaya you can create fantastic websites in a very short time. Amaya gives you all of the advances functionality in a very user frienly interface.
With DataKiosk you can manage SQL databases with a very convenient and customizable interface. DataKiosk will easily allow you too add new entries to your SQL databases, or manage your individual tables. DataKiosk also provides a seriese of convenient wizards to help you setup your interface.
With Disk Usage Analyzer you can scan your hard drive to see where your free space is being wasted. This tool will help give you a thorough understanding of how your data is stored. This tool is wonderful for helping to optimize your hard disks.
You can use Dropbox to quickly and easily keep your files synchronized on multiple computers, and between multiple operating systems. Not much storage space is available by default but more can be added if you want to pay. Either way Dropbox is still a fantastic tool.
Cloud storage services are growing in popularity, files are stored on an external server, then synchronized between other connected systems and devices. The Dropbox community also offers several plugins to extend the Dropbox functionality.
The File Roller archive manager will allow you to extract files from many different archiving formats. You can also create several different kinds of archive files with many different options. Users can search through archives for files, and add new files to existing archives also. File Roller is very user-friendly and you can password lock your archives as well. File Roller can easily handle zip’s, rar’s, and tar’s.
The Gnome system monitor is another important tool that can be used to terminate frozen applications. This useful tool can also be used to browse a variety of information about system resources and more.
You can use GNote to manage your notes and tasks with a very convenient interface. All of your notes can be accessed from the Gnote taskbar icon. Gnote is simply a remake of Tomboy notes using C++. Gnote is also available for many different Linux distributions.
If you are not happy with all of the available Screenlets Linux has to offer you should try Google Gadgets for Linux. There are a massive amount of Google Gadgets available for everything you could imagine. You can install Google Gadgets on your Linux or Windows machine so give it a try today.
GPRename will allow you to rename several documents at the same time. You can choose from multiple options to customize your file names to anything you desire. This is a very effective tool if you need to rename massive amounts of documents in a short amount of time.
Use Kompozer to design web pages with WYSIWYG simplicity. With Kompozer you can directly edit HTML and CSS files, or you can use the visual editor to create amazing web pages with almost no previous experience.
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This is another powerfull web editor that you can use to create awe inspiring websites quickly. Though other tools are available I still like the Kompozer interface for a number of reasons.
Try adding many helpful Screenlets to your desktop there are several to choose from. Screenlets are small applications that sit on your desktop and display useful information. You can try system monitors, RSS readers, email checkers, clocks, and much more.
This is the best screenshot tool available for the Linux desktop, Shutter has so many features you may be shocked. You can easily take whole desktop screenshots, target your own, capture only a window, or even a menu. Options are also available to disable the display of the mouse cursor when you are taking a screenshot.
Try the Tomboy file manager and maintain your notes with unparalleled simplicity. Tomboy will allow you to create notes or notepads for grouping your notes into categories. This is a very popular note applications commonly found on the Gnome desktop environment.
Use VirtualBox to run multiple operating systems on the same system, and at the same time. With VirtualBox you can install guest operating systems on virtual drives which will not damage your system, these can be deleted any other time just like any other file. You can also share files between your host operating system and your guest operating systems.