On this page, you will find the best 100 Linux applications for all your needs. We’ve taken the effort to categorize the apps and picked only those we believe to be the best ones and which will most likely be useful to you.
By Category: Anti-virus Firewall File Recovery Backup Apps Maintenance Browsers Email Clients Communication Photos/Images Audio Tools Video Tools Files/Drives Documents Productivity Desktop Archive Managers CD/DVD Tools Downloads Games Others Editors Distributions
A Linux offering of the popular Avast antivirus scanner.
Download Clam AntiVirus
The original open source virus scanner.
A version of AVG’s Virus Scanner for Linux.
Kaspersky antivirus software for Linux workstations.
Powerful virus protection with a free license for personal use.
A graphical interface for the UFW firewall.
An app to make managing iptables easier.
A good quality firewall with graphical interface.
A capable disk recovery toolkit.
A utility to recover lost partitions.
A utility that extracts data from damaged areas and replaces dd.
A video, document, and archive recovery utility.
A simple data recovery utility.
An excellent, sophisticated backup program.
An open source backup system with web interface.
Download Deja Dup
An extremely simple but effective backup program.
A simple backup program for quick and easy protection.
A great control panel to manage many features in Ubuntu.
Download System Monitor
A simple and interesting way to view systems stats.
A great browser from Google based on open source projects.
The world’s most popular open source web browser.
A lightweight webkit browser.
The “fastest and most advanced” browser available today.
A simple web browser that is commonly shipped with GNOME.
The default web browser of the KDE desktop environment.
Most popular cross-platform open source email client.
Download Claws Mail
A user-friendly, lightweight, and fast email client.
A great email and calendar program for GNOME.
A full-featured email client specifically for KDE.
A great IM program for KDE.
the most popular open source cross-platform IM program.
An easy to use IRC client.
An IM client similar to Pidgin, for shipping with GNOME.
Download TeamSpeak 3
Great multi-platform voice chat program.
A straight-forward social messaging app.
An easy-to-use and effective RSS feed reader.
A great editor for SVG files.
A simple photo manager for GNOME.
A photo manager like Shotwell but with more features.
Download Cheese Photo Booth
Take pictures with many funky effects.
The most popular open source image editor.
A great desktop publishing program with many features.
Manage and edit your photos with a Google twist.
A great iTunes-like music manager.
Similar to iTunes and doesn’t depend on Mono.
A very capable media player.
Able to convert most media types into the open source OGG format.
Download Sound Juicer
Rips music off of your CDs into MP3s.
A great music manager for the KDE desktop environment.
VLC Media Player
A media player that can handle virtually everything.
An elaborate non-linear video editor for KDE.
An innovative video editor with 3D effects.
A simple and easy-to-use video editor for GNOME.
A simple media player for common formats.
Download Hulu Desktop
A good desktop counterpart for Hulu videos.
The most popular partition editor for Linux.
Default file navigator for GNOME.
Default file navigator for KDE with social media features.
A lightweight file navigator for XFCE.
An advanced two-pane file navigator commonly used with KDE.
An enhanced office suite based off of OpenOffice.
The original open source office suite.
A lightweight word processor, usually replaces full office suites.
A great lightweight replacement for spreadsheet programs.
Take notes or annotate with high detail.
The default office suite for the KDE desktop environment.
Write anything without any distractions.
A great note-taking application.
Gnote is a port of Tomboy to C++.
Download Hamster Time Tracker
Tracks the time you spend on projects.
A quick way to launching your applications.
One of the best docks around.
Download Avant Window Navigator
A good dock alternative to Docky.
Another dock alternative to Docky and AWN.
An amazingly advanced screenshot tool.
The top file synchronization tool, for Linux.
The most widely used GTK desktop environment.
A beautifully flashy desktop environment based on Qt.
An extremely lightweight desktop environment to maximize performance.
A desktop environment that is lightweight yet aesthetically good-looking.
A simple tiling window manager that allows great customization.
A very bare-bone desktop environment that uses almost no resources on its own.
The default archive manager in GNOME.
A feature-rich archive manager for KDE.
A utility to burn CDs.
Download Gmount ISO
A simple program to mount ISO files to folders.
A program for downloading torrents.
An awesome but unappreciated cross-platform BitTorrent client.
Download torrents and online videos.
A popular first person shooter with good performance.
Download Alien Arena
High detail first person shooter with sci-fi attitude.
Download Warzone 2100
Futuristic real time strategy game for survival.
The best open source cross-platform flight simulator.
Download Extreme Tux Racer
A fun game to slide Tux down hills and collect fish.
Another high detail, futuristic first person shooter.
A racing game similar to Mario Kart.
Download The Mana World
A fictional open source MMORPG.
A fantastic open source train simulator.
A lemmings-like game with a good number of levels.
Cross-browser and cross-OS online password manager.
Open source password manager to stores passwords locally and encrypted.
An open source solution to great file encryption.
Manages your money in multiple accounts and currencies.
Changes the color temperature of your screen to prevent tired eyes.
A compatibility layer for some Windows programs.
The best desktop effects on Linux.
A full featured programming IDE.
A lightweight programming code editor.
Another money management program with KDE integration.
Great-looking desktop effects, commonly used on KDE desktops.
A 2D CAD editor, one of the few for Linux.
An extremely customizable editor that does more than just plain text.
A more complex editor for the terminal with plenty of features.
A simple, uncomplicated editor for the terminal.
A powerful editor out-of-the-box, and a favorite among many GNOME users.
Editor for programmers with focus on dynamic and interactive websites.
GNOME with Unity Shell. Best for beginners.
Download Fedora 15
GNOME 3 with Gnome Shell. Extremely customizable, usable but more for Linux enthusiasts.
Download openSUSE 11.4
KDE 4.6. A sturdy distro with some more proprietary compatibility.
Download Arch Linux
Any desktop environment. Lets you completely build up your own distro from the start.
Download Linux Mint 11
Gnome 2. Also great for beginners; Ubuntu with some usability and aesthetics fixes.