I have been googling trying to find those hidden gems that you dont find out about unless you look. It seems however that every list I find has the same junk on it everyone knows about (heres a secret, use Firefox as a browser…shsh! Dont tell anyone! O O and VLC for videos…dont let that secret out!).
What I am interested in are the programs you guys know about that one wouldnt find unless they knew to look for it.
Here are some that I use that I feel arent widely popular but are useful and deserve a chance:
- Wavebox - a kind of desktop client for webmail and other web-centric services like Onedrive, calenars, etc. I use it with my Google and Live services to centralize monitoring and working with them. (I did get the paid version to be able to use it to its full potential, at like $20/year its been worth it).
- Shotcut - A video editor very similar looking to kdenlive but in my opinion more stable and has more features. It also works on Windows (first started using it there) as well as other OS’s. I think lately its starting to get more popular.
- Event Calendar - a KDE 5 Plasma Widget, replaces the digital clock widget on the panel and includes a more robust calendar popup with weather and if desired linked to Google Calendar. Very customizable too.
On Windows I have that list of applications I install right away, but not so much on Linux. Part of the reason is likely because Linux typically has more ability out of the box (with things like compressed/archive files, utilities, etc.) but also partly because I simply dont know about those niche programs yet on Linux.
So what are your guys go-to programs that arent widely known/obvious?