It doesn’t matter whether you’re new to Ubuntu or not, you need the right apps to do the right thing. While there are necessary apps for the purpose you want them for, you still need to know these apps. This list gives details of the apps you can install on your Ubuntu to get the best of it, especially on your day-to-day activities.
Must-Have Ubuntu Desktop Apps
1. Google Chrome
Google Chrome starts the list as one of the best apps for Ubuntu. It is one of the best browsers available for Ubuntu. Powered by Google, this makes it to have several browsers for your browsing comfort such as developer tools, web development standards, and support for the newest technologies.
You will get in Sayonara, a small lightweight music player with a nice user interface that is dark in look. There are important features necessary for every music player that are in Sayonara. It has great integration with the Ubuntu desktop environment and doesn’t make use of RAM space excessively.
An open-source project, Geary is a desktop email client having many features, an easy set-up wizard, and offers integration with the Unity desktop. If you are used to Gmail than an email service like Outlook, then you’ll discover that Geary is easier to use than the default Ubuntu email app known as Thunderbird.
4. Unity Teak Tool (or Gnome Tweak Tool)
Application experts usually advise users to install Unity Tweak tool especially after installing an open-source app like Ubuntu. The reason for this advice is to enable users to configure their machine in their way through setting options that include desktop hot corners, icon sizes, theme and icon customization, workspace number and colors, etc
5. VLC Player
VLC known to be powerful and open source is the arguably one of the best video players available. All possible media codecs are supported on it. It can get the volume of your media is to 200%. It can also continue play from the last known position.
GIMP stands for ‘GNU Image Manipulation Programme’ and is available as a free and open-source Photoshop alternative. GIMP has the common features that Photoshop has and even has it powerful in some aspect. Even though it lacks some features we can call fancy in Photoshop, it is just good. With it, you can create your next selfie or layered meme or even a professional edit.
You can now get and play games on your Ubuntu machine without hassles. Steam makes this possible. It consists of several games which can be downloaded for Ubuntu. The issues of the past are now gone with this app. This is the app to download if you’re a gamer.
If you’re looking for a cloud service to install on your Ubuntu, then try Dropbox. It is one of the most popular cloud storage. 2GB of free storage is available for you and getting more depends on you referring to others. There’s a native Linux client that you can download on your Ubuntu, it is available on Dropbox website.’
This app comes in handy when you want to edit a video before pushing it out. You can make a podcast with the transitions and effects you want. Kdenlive is the app for the job. Kdenlive is non-linear and has great ease of use, and reliability.
10. Peek (Screen Recording)
Peek is handy as a tool for recording your screen and turning the videos into gif animations. It is a lightweight app that is beautifully designed and easy to use.