Ubuntu Apps



One of the best open source web browser in the world.

sudo apt-get install chromium-browser

Unity Tweak Tool

Unity Tweak Tool is a settings manager for the Unity desktop. It provides users with a fast, simple and easy-to-use interface with which to access many useful and little known features and settings of the desktop environment that one may want to configure.

sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool


Gdebi is a simple tool to install deb files, simple and much faster than ubuntu software center. It lets you install local deb packages resolving and installing
its dependencies.

sudo apt-get install gdebi


When you press super key and start typing calculator, the first result that unity shows is 'Libreoffice excel' which is definitely not a calculator. The calculator is in the second place. So you have to press down key and then right key and enter to open the calculator. This process is very long. Instead of that install Galculator and instead of typing 'calculator' start typing gal.. and you will see Galculator in the first place which you can open it by just pressing enter. Galculator is similar to the calculator.

sudo apt-get install galculator


On Ubuntu if you miss a paint app like ms paint in windows then install KolourPaint. KolourPaint is a simple painting program. It's like a copy of ms paint.

sudo apt-get install kolourpaint4


The simple and best video/audio player in the world. It can also be used to convert video files.

sudo apt-get install vlc


Its a torrent downloader. It has integrated torrent search engine. It is very beautiful, simple and has a lot of functionality compared to other torrent downloaders.

sudo apt-get install qbittorrent

Ubuntu Cleaner

Ubuntu Cleaner is a tool that makes it easy to clean your ubuntu system. Ubuntu Cleaner lets you remove App caches (including most major browsers), Apt cache, Thumbnail cache, Old kernels etc. To install it you have to add ubuntu-cleaner ppa using the command below

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gerardpuig/ppa

Now run the command below to install ubuntu cleaner

sudo apt update && sudo apt install ubuntu-cleaner


UNetbootin allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for Ubuntu and other Linux distributions without burning a CD.

sudo apt-get install unetbootin


Burn images (linux iso) to SD cards & USB drives, safely and easily.


WoeUSB lets you create bootable USB of most modern Windows releases, including: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Window 8, Windows 10.
For Ubuntu 16.04

wget http://ppa.launchpad.net/nilarimogard/webupd8/ubuntu/pool/main/w/woeusb/woeusb_2.1.2-1~webupd8~xenial_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i woeusb_2.1.2-1~webupd8~xenial_amd64.deb

Xtreme Download Manager

Xtream download manager is one of the best and powerful download managers. It can download videos, resume broken/dead downloads and can also integrates with web browsers like chrome and firefox to save streaming videos from net.


Tixati is a New and Powerful P2P System and it's a faster torrent downloader than the rest acc. to its website.

Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio Code is a source code editor developed by Microsoft for Windows, Linux and macOS. It includes support for debugging, embedded Git control, syntax highlighting, intelligent code completion, snippets, and code refactoring.


Eclipse is an integrated development environment (IDE) used in computer programming, and is the most widely used Java IDE.


A sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose. It is lightweight and very fast. You need a license to use it.


Insomnia is a beautiful cross-platform application for organizing, running, and debugging HTTP requests. It not completely free.

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It lets you mount your Google Drive on Linux.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alessandro-strada/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install google-drive-ocamlfuse


Goofys allows you to mount an S3 bucket as a file system.


It's a script that when executed makes every terminal window that you launch thereafter greet you with a new English word along with its meaning.

curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/badarsh2/Sudocabulary/master/script.sh | bash
Published in: Ubuntu
Originally Published On : Jun 15, 2017