15 Best Linux Applications that You MUST HAVE in 2019

15 Best Linux Applications that You MUST HAVE in 2019

Hello, friends so if you have been using Linux from quite some time and you are looking from some different application for your system then look no further, today I will be covering Top 15 Best Linux Applications that You MUST HAVE in 2019.

There are a ton of Linux applications out there you can get them form your software store in Ubuntu or from your repositories. But there are actually very few that are worth installing.

So I am going to talk about 15 application that you will absolutely love to have on your computer.

15. RamBox

RamBox is a workspace browser that allows you to manage as many applications as you want, all in one place. It is perfect for people who care about productivity and are working on different applications at a time.

It is an OpenSource cross-platform messaging and email client at one place.


It has a very nice tab design that means you can open other application within RamBox at the same time. It has both paid and free version of this application the free version contains 99+ app to be used for a lifetime and if you are willing to buy that and it contains 150+ app at a price of $44/month.

14. Kodi

Kodi is an OpenSource media center for your home environment and it is cross-platform you can set up your home media server using Kodi and install it on some ARM device like Raspberry Pi.

And connect your local NAS storage with it or your media drive with the device running Kodi. This helps you to stream your media across all your devices that are on the network.

It can be used and Movie player music player and also photo viewer if you don’t have a smart TV just get an old PC and install Kodi on it and it will put your smart TV to shame.

Main plus point of Kodi is not the ability to set it up as a media center but the great community support and add-ons that are available for Kodi.

You can get all kind of add-ons like YouTube, News Channels, etc.

13. Stacer

There are a lot of system Optimizers for windows computers but if we talk about Linux there is not a lot of them one of know System cleaner for Linux is Bleachbit.

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Stacer is one such app created to better optimized your Linux PC in the sense that it packs quite the list of features you’d normally expect from an optimizer and more to give your system a refresh whenever you feel the need.

The functionalities Stacer packs include real-time system resource monitor, the ability to clear app caches, start-up monitor, ability to start/stop system services and even uninstall applications.

12. Calibre

Calibre (stylized calibre) is a cross-platform open-source suite of e-book software. Calibre supports organizing existing e-books into virtual libraries, displaying, editing, creating and converting e-books, as well as syncing e-books with a variety of e-readers. Editing books is supported for EPUB and AZW3 formats. Books in other formats like MOBI must first be converted to those formats if they are to be edited.


If we compare it with other paid solutions it has all the features but is also free.

11. Time Shift

Timeshift for Linux is an application that provides functionality similar to the System Restore feature in Windows and the Time Machine tool in Mac OS.

Timeshift protects your system by taking incremental snapshots of the file system at regular intervals. These snapshots can be restored at a later date to undo all changes to the system.

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Timeshift is similar to applications like rsnapshotBackInTime, and TimeVault but with different goals. It is designed to protect only system files and settings. User files such as documents, pictures, and music are excluded.

This ensures that your files remain unchanged when you restore your system to an earlier date. If you need a tool to backup your documents and files please take a look at the excellent BackInTime application which is more configurable and provides options for saving user files.

10. Gnome Tweak Tool

As the name suggests it is a customization tool that is used to customize system settings layout cursors and other user experience settings. As most of the new distributions are coming with Gnome Environment pre-installed so this can come in handy if you want to customize it according to your liking.

9. KDENLive

It is an OpenSource video editor for Linux it has great support for audio and video formats by default. There are also many built-in animations and video transitions that can be directly imported and used within your videos.

It is also available for Windows system but that is in the beta version. It uses proxy editing which is much better for editing on low-end systems.

8. Synaptic Package Manager

Synaptic is a graphical package management program for apt. It provides the same features as the apt-get command line utility with a GUI front-end based on Gtk+. If you prefer using a GUI to install apps in Debian and Debian-based systems (ubuntu, mint, etc) synaptic would make it worthwhile.

Benefits of using Synaptic Package manager is you are able to upgrade your system from there install and uninstall apps from there and the best thing is that you get a full graphical view of your repositories and what packages are there that you can install.

7. VLC

VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.
It supports most used and popular audio and video.

6. NitroShare

NitroShare was designed to be simple. The application uses broadcast discovery to find other devices on the local network with NitroShare installed.

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It is built to take advantage of fast networks, easily achieving gigabit speeds on capable hardware. It runs on Windows, macOS, and Linux. Files can easily be transferred between machines running different operating systems.

If you are on the same network it is the best solution to transmit data over to other devices and fully use the network capabilities.

5. Chromium

Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web.

Google Chrome is based on Chromium project the reason most of the Linux users prefer Chromium over Chrome is that it is open-source and they know everything that it contains and it does not collect user-related data as Chrome is known to collect user data.

4. Gimp

GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition, and image authoring. It has many capabilities. GIMP is written and developed under X11 on UNIX platforms. But basically, the same code also runs on MS Windows and Mac OS X.


It is an online storage service if you want to backup your data securely it is the best online backup solution.  It provides end-to-end encryption on your file and then uploads them to there servers.

It provides 50GB of free storage which is better than other alternatives solutions in the market. It also provides Linux client that can be installed and it creates Mega folder in your home directory whatever files you put in that folder will be automatically synced across all devices.

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2. SimpleNote

Simple Note is a software to take notes and sync them across all your devices it is free and OpenSource you can use it on all of your Devices either IOS, Windows, Linux or Android.

Keep your self productive and have access to all your note everywhere it is a great alternative for Apple Notes for non-Apple users.

1. Steam

Before Steam gaming on Linux was just in books and there were not many games out there that worked on Linux but after Steam gaming on Linux has never been the same a lot more games now support Linux and furthermore Steam is working on some features that will allow users to run Windows native game to be able to run on Linux.