Every user of Linux wants to have some of his or her favorite and must-have applications for the easiness . The choice of them depend on their preferences, their wants, their needs, habits, and also on the distribution of Linux they are using, because every of the Linux distributions have different apps installed in them.
Discovering and checking the new apps is a great thing that Linux offers. As, about all of the distros are free. It’s also very amazing to get some new tips and tricks from the Linux users. Since then, you will be able to gather a good amount of information and set of experience and skill to build your own list of the best Linux apps that you want to use and prefer according to your needs. You’ll then find many of the lists across the internet that will help you a lot. Some will have the best, used and available apps, while others will have some new apps that have not been heard of before and are pretty great. This list that I have collected here includes a mixture of some the apps that are very great and the sole aim is to provide you with a wealth resource of some very high quality and most used apps for your Linux distribution.
So let’s start with the 15 best Linux apps and programs that are must have for you. They are also the essential programs after you install a new Linux distribution on your computer.
Apps for Communication :
Pidgin is the best instant messenger that is used by many people using Linux. . It supports support for all the popular chat protocols – Gtalk, IRC, Yahoo, ICQ, XMPP – and others (like Facebook) available via official and third-party plugins, who wouldn’t love Pidgin? It also works on Windows, and has many cool features, like custom emoticons, “Now Playing” status messages, different types of notifications, and buddy grouping and filtering.
Telegram is a new app for instant messaging, and it has got a fair advantage over many other Linux messaging apps. It supports many platforms like Linux, OSX, Android as well. It’s focused mainly on the people’s privacy so what it does is that it encrypts your messages and even lets them destruct if the users want their messages to get destructed. Your chats are all synced and you can even use them across other devices. Another advantage of it is that it lets you send files in groups containing up to 200 friends.
3. Claws Mail
Claws is a client for email that is suitable for users who want to have simplicity as well as stability. It has many cutting edge features like multiple account support, threaded conversations and labels etc. If you don’t want to use Thunderbird, then it is a great alternative to it.
The twitter client for Linux aren’t much nowadays and most of them do not work and have many features that a regular user of twitter would require. But let me tell you, Choqok is a great choice if you want to use a client for twitter on Linux. It lists Twitter feeds and all the images and video previews.
Jitsi is an amazing app and mainly when you are into the Linux alternatives for Skype. It is a very great and fully working communication center that has the support for Google Talk, Facebook chat, Yahoo, ICQ and XMPP. But wait, that is not all. There is much more in this app that you are going to like. You can even do desktop streaming and other tasks on it.