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Software to run on the Linux operating system.

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Simple Markdown viewer for Ubuntu (standalone program, not something that requires usage of an internet browser)

I am looking for a Markdown viewer. It should: run locally on Ubuntu - be a normal program, not a browser addon, webapp or anything else that requires usage of an internet browser* Preferable: ...
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Record screen to animated GIF on Linux (alternative to LICEcap)

I use LICEcap fairly extensively when answering questions on Stack Exchange - its a VERY intuitive tool for making gif-based screen captures You open the application, select an area to record, ...
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Free OCR software that makes a PDF searchable (with searchable text at the right place)

Is there any freeware OCR software (for Linux and/or Windows) that can take a PDF scanned document as input and output a Searchable PDF like Adobe Acrobat does? With searchable PDF I meant that the ...
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Password manager for Linux and Android

I'm looking for a password manager which is available as Android App and Linux Desktop application alike. I know there's e.g. KeePassDroid (see: Password manager for Linux with just working in-browser ...
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Simple program to edit screenshots (add texts and arrows, mark stuff) on Linux

I have quite often the need to take screenshots and do the following: Crop them Add texts (where I want to be able to choose the color) Add arrows (where I want to be able to choose the color) Mark ...
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See CPU use history as a graph in a Linux shell

I am looking for a free program that can display the CPU use history as a graph in a Linux shell, as bmon (sudo apt-get install -y bmon) can do network use per network interface. or like Microsoft ...
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Calendar application for Linux that plays well with Outlook and Exchange and works offline

I work with people who use Outlook and Exchange as their calendar platform. I need a calendar application that is compatible with this usage: it must connect to the Exchange server and retrieve and ...
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Text based browser that runs JavaScript

I am searching for a text browser running JavaScript. It should be compatible with Linux platform. Other features: run JavaScript (this is the most important) minor CSS rendering (text colors, ...
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File integrity checker

I have a large amount of files that should never change, including RAW photographs and video files. I'm worried about silent bit rot. I do have backups to restore lost/corrupted files, but comparing ...
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Video player with backward frame by frame stepping for Linux

For analyzing videos, I am looking for a Linux tool to browse through frames one by one, both forward and backward in time. I am currently using MPlayer for studying these videos, using . to step ...
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Online storage service with 15GB that works well on Linux

I mainly use Google Drive Desktop for backing up pictures, and files on Windows, but I have yet to find a good alternative to use on Linux/Ubuntu. I know about Dropbox, however they don't have a large ...
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WYSIWYG HTML editor for Linux

I’ve recently made a shift from Windows to Ubuntu and one of the software that I’m really missing is Adobe Dreamweaver. Wine doesn’t give as good an experience. Which WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You ...
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Apache Log Viewer alternative for Linux

I am looking for a Linux alternative to the Windows program “Apache Log Viewer”. Here is a screenshot: I have been looking around for a while but most of the things I've stumbled upon were ...
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Open-source image organiser with face recognition (alternative to Picasa) with OSX/Linux support

I'm looking for free (ideally open-source) image viewer and organiser which has the following features: Full screen preview of images with basic zoom in/out abilities. Image thumbnail grid view of ...
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Alternative for Microsoft Office for Linux?

Microsoft Office is relatively expensive and does not run on Linux too well. There's at least Openoffice.org LibreOffice Run MS Office in wine (does it work?) Run MS Office in CrossOffice (is it ...
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“Grep” that highlights instead of filter

I was wondering if there is a program in the common unix toolset such as grep that instead of filtering the lines that contain a string, simply outputs the same input but highlighting or coloring the ...
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What tool can generate HTML documentation from C# code, like Javadoc can do for Java?

Java developers can easily generate HTML documentation from their Java code, which is a convenient way to post APIs online. This is an example. Is there a similar tool for C# code? It must be free,...
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Command line tool to check whether two images are exactly the same graphically

I need a command line tool that compares 2 images and says if their contents are the same, regardless of encoding - i.e. one might be a *.bmp and the other might be a *.png, so long as all their width,...
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How to convert Markdown to PDF without LaTeX?

Almost every existing md to PDF goes through LaTeX: kramdown, pandoc, multimarkdown, etc. Are there the options that don't, in any language, e.g. using a backend such as Prawn, libharu or jsPDF? So ...
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Find visually similar images to a given image on Linux

I’m looking for a tool/software that will take an image as an example and scan my hard drive to find similar images to it, just like what Google Images does on the Web. Must run on Linux. See Find ...
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Java to UML generator on Linux

I want to generate UML class diagrams from my actual Java code. I used Visual Paradigm when I had an academic License but as it is rather expensive I would like some recommendations. Required See ...
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Tool for optical character recognition (OCR)

Is there a tool that can recognise text in a scanned document (PNG, JPG) and convert it into a regular text file (DOC, TXT)? It should Work on Ubuntu and Mac OS X Be free Work with most common ...
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Tabbed PDF viewer that works on Ubuntu

I used to use the Acrobat Reader on Ubuntu, which supported tabbed PDF viewing. Since I usually have a bunch open but am reading only one or two, tabbed viewing is better than Evince's open-each-PDF-...
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RSS feed client for Linux

I'm tired of add-ons for browsers to read RSS feeds, so I'm looking for some client that keeps running in my desktop and keeps updated on regular basis. Must run in Linux (preferably with ready to ...
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Record screen section as animated GIF

Often while trying to explain a problem I have with my PC, a screenshot is not enough. Is there a tool that lets you capture a section of the screen and save it to a .gif file? It needs to Work on ...
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Substitute for Adobe Lightroom - Linux

I want to switch from Windows to Linux. I know I could run Windows programs on Linux by using Wine. But I'm looking for an alternative software which I can use there to do photo development. I'm ...
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GUI for Git and Mercurial on Linux (similar to Atlassian SourceTree)

I am looking for an app or piece of software similar to Atlassian SourceTree for Linux (Ubuntu). SourceTree is a GUI frontend for Git and Mercurial, designed with ease of use in mind. I know that ...
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Simple versioning for plain-text documents (Linux)

I would like to identify a simple, FOSS version control system for plain text documents. For more complex (academic) writing, I happily use LibreOffice. But increasingly I find it convenient to write ...
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Tiling window manager functionality for normal Linux desktop environments

I am looking for a Linux application which runs on top of/parallel to a "normal" desktop environment (Xfce, Gnome) and provides the features of a tiling window manager. Thus you can combine the two ...
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What software should I buy to have a macOS VM on my Linux machine?

Motivation I work on a Linux machine, but I teach people who also work on Windows and macOS. In order to see things from their point of view, I would like to also have access to the Windows and macOS ...
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Software to put pages of a PDF file in book-order

Is there a Linux or web-based tool to sort pages of a PDF document so I can print a book from it? In this case, I have an A5-format PDF that I want to print on A4 pages, like this: ___________ ...
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FLOSS tools for facial recognition?

There seem to be good GUI tools to enable facial recognition with FLOSS, they all fall short of my requirements. And while there seem to be a lot of research projects with open code, they seem to be ...
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Free alternatives to Matlab that run on Linux?

I recently joined the folks using Linux. As a result, I'm trying to replace as much of the propriety applications as I can, with free — and if possible open-source — alternatives. Since I need a ...
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Application to show software usage on Linux?

Is there a software to show software usage in Linux? It should show Last used on How many times a particular software was used "Frequency of usage" graph/GUI would be great! Some more points: I ...
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A free software CV/résumé parser

I'm seeking a software solution to extract data from résumé/CV in various format (PDF, Microsoft Word, etc.). What I need is : extracting name, surname, email, phone numbers, segmented postal ...
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Helpers to create custom classes, macros and styles for LaTeX

To create and compile my LaTeX stuff, I am currently working with TexMaker on Ubuntu. TexMaker has many options and wizards, but what I’m dearly missing is something that enables me to easily create ...
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Note-taking application that can sync between Windows, Ubuntu and Android

Evernote has been one of the most used note-taking application for me, with it syncing between my Windows PC and my Android device. I usually use the Evernote desktop client on my Windows PC and the ...
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Offline Desktop Client for OpenStreetMap on Linux

The OpenStreetMap wiki shows many, many clients and I am not sure how to navigate it all. I would want the features and appearance of the client to resemble the features and appearance of the online ...
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Free/libre comic strip creator for GNU/Linux

I want to create comic strips. But, as I have no artistic talent, I can’t picture them by hand. So I’m looking for a tool that allows me to arrange "templates", like characters, furniture, items, and ...
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Linux text editor that supports column manipulations/selections (like Notepad++ for Windows)

I'm looking for a gratis text editor for Linux that supports column manipulations/selection like the Notepad++ text editor for Windows allows. Specifically, I want to be able to: Quickly and easily ...
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Program to draw anywhere on screen on Linux

I am looking for a program that will allow me to draw anywhere (in any program/on the desktop, etc.) with my mouse on the screen. The program should: be free allow me to select colours be ...
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Password manager for Linux with just working in-browser autotype

I'm looking for a good password manager for Linux. Currently I use KeePass2, but it is known to be developed primarily for Windows and has many issues running on Mono. For example, autotype is not ...
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Programming environment to teach kids about the concepts of programming

I'm looking for a self contained application that would assist in teaching basic programming concepts to 4th graders (9-10 years old). NOTE: I'm looking for an actual application that would help in ...
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Creating website wireframes on GNU/Linux with a free/libre tool

I want to create website wireframes. Locally/offline, or on my own server. Requirements License: The tool needs to be FLOSS The included graphics need to be licensed under the same license, or ...
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What Ubuntu tool records all desktop sounds?

In Ubuntu, I want to record everything that plays through my speakers. If I were to play a movie and a YouTube video at the same time, the tool would record the mix of both. It should output as an ....
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Free CAM/CAD for personal manufacturing?

What free software is currently most popular in amateur maker communities for designing 3D objects intended for manufacture using 3D printers or CNC milling machines? Something similar to SolidWorks (...
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Command line tool on Ubuntu Server to see disk IO stats?

I have a server running Ubuntu Server 12.04, and I'd like to see disk IO stats. I've tried top and htop, and neither of them output anything resembling IO stats. Is there a command line tool that does ...
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Free lightweight web development IDE for a Linux netbook

I am looking to re-learn web development techniques for fun. It has been years since I have dealt with web development and want to get back into it some. Requirements: Linux compatible (GNOME-based,...
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Software to draw the data flow of a program?

I would like to draw the data flow for the documentation of a project. I thought of something like this (created with Dia). Functions: I would like to be able to draw databases, single computers, ...
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Is there a tabbed SSH client with connection management for Linux?

I'm looking for a tabbed SSH client on Ubuntu that supports managing the details of saved connections. An ideal solution would be (like) Putty with tab support. HotSSH supports tabbing, but I would ...
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