Best Ubuntu Apps

The Best Ubuntu Apps

Best Ubuntu Apps. There are countless apps or applications for Ubuntu and other Linux distros available. However, I feel strongly that these five Linux apps are must have software, especially the first four software titles. The latter is simply an application I feel strongly that most of us who have large ebook libraries ought to be using.

#Best Ubuntu Apps

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##Bleachbit – Free up disk space, keep things tidy. Tidy up browser databases, delete forgotten logs and more.

##Guvcview – If you need to manage, tweak or adjust your webcam, this app is a must have.

##Gparted – While totally doable from the command line, Gparted makes partition management simple, easily understood and non-threatening.

##Timeshift – The single best backup utility I’ve ever used for desktop Linux users. It relies on rsync while sharing common files in-between syncs to save drive space. Or if you prefer, you can use BTRFS snapshots instead. There are countless user file backup tools, Timeshift actually backs up your system state.

##Calibre – For those of us with huge ebook libraries (they do exist outside of a Kindle/Amazon world after all, this is the absolute best for ebook management, ebook reader syncing available.

Matt Hartley
Freedom Penguin’s founder & talking head – Matt has over a decade working with Linux desktops, his operating system experience consists of both Windows and Linux operating platforms. In addition to writing articles on Linux and open source technology for Datamation.com and OpenLogic.com/wazi, Matt also once served as a co-host for a popular Linux-centric podcast.

Matt has written about various software titles, such as Moodle, Joomla, WordPress, openCRX, Alfresco, Liferay and more. He also has additional Linux experience working with Debian based distributions, openSUSE, CentOS, and Arch Linux.