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

Grip I have been using this for a year and it is my goto Markdown render-er. Here are its features: Markdown? Github Flavored Linux? Yes Normal? Yes It is a command line tool Offline? No There's ...
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Simple program to edit screenshots (add texts and arrows, mark stuff) on Linux

Flameshot Super easy to use. I mapped it to my PrtSc.
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Simple Markdown viewer for Ubuntu (standalone program, not something that requires usage of an internet browser)

Okular Okular has a Markdown backend, which allows it to display Markdown-formated text. On Debian-based systems (like Ubuntu) you might have to install the okular-extra-backends package to use it. ...
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Simple Markdown viewer for Ubuntu (standalone program, not something that requires usage of an internet browser)

pandoc -s filename.md | lynx -stdin This doesn't meet the requirement of "... or anything else that requires usage of browser", but the browser runs in a terminal in text mode. https://pandoc.org/
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Simple Markdown viewer for Ubuntu (standalone program, not something that requires usage of an internet browser)

Following is copy of https://stackoverflow.com/questions/9331281/how-can-i-test-what-my-readme-md-file-will-look-like-before-committing-to-github#40696607 by Brian Burns Atom works nicely out of the ...
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Screen capture tool with uploading to a server for Ubuntu?

You might wish to take a look at Shutter – which offers this and more: Shutter upload screenshots (click images for larger variants) As the screenshots show, Shutter allows you uploading to many ...
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Tool for sketching / drawing / painting quickly (Linux / Ubuntu)

You can use Krita. Krita is a free sketching and painting program. It was designed for concept art, illustrations, and texture painting. You can see what features are Krita supports here. Krita is an ...
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Simple Markdown viewer for Ubuntu (standalone program, not something that requires usage of an internet browser)

There is also an amazing one here on GitHub appropriately named Glow... It's absolutely lightweight. You don't even need to leave the terminal. Works on Linux, Mac and Windows. Here's a simple ...
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Media player on Linux

VLC is the ultimate media player. Install the Ubuntu default repository version: sudo apt install vlc Install the latest version (has Blu-ray support): sudo snap install vlc How to make a ...
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Software to batch OCR multiple image files to multiple text files using Tesseract?

In Bash: for file in FILES ; do tesseract "$file" "${file%%.*}" ; done where in place of FILES, you should write a series of file names like image456.jpeg image457.jpeg image458.jpeg, or a glob ...
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Simple Markdown viewer for Ubuntu (standalone program, not something that requires usage of an internet browser)

Remarkable Features: Live preview It's free. Extremely lightweight Export to HTML, PDF Download: https://remarkableapp.github.io/
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Software to add border to photos in bulk

ImageMagick works on Windows and several other OS, but I could not find a DEB file for Ubuntu is free, even for commercial use can add all kinds of borders supports many formats and can convert ...
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Which software can I use to browse a MSSQL database?

Not sure if this will work for you, but you could try: DBeaver https://dbeaver.jkiss.org/download/
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Debugger for C for Linux

Code::Blocks is a cross platform IDE which gives you a GUI wrapper to gdb, as well as providing a lot of development help - it is free, gratis & open source. You can: Set breakpoints Step ...
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Simple Markdown viewer for Ubuntu (standalone program, not something that requires usage of an internet browser)

In Ubuntu 20.04, install from the bundled apt repos: sudo apt install ghostwriter Pros: bundled in official Ubuntu repos binary executable rather than a script Cons: on life support - not even bug ...
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Program to take photos with webcam in Ubuntu

You can do that with any video player that supports ffmpeg's libavdevice library, or video4linux directly, and have ability to take screenshots, in general. Or even ffmpeg's ffplay itself. Let's take ...
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Screen capture tool with uploading to a server for Ubuntu?

I made a client like that for both Windows and Linux. It is very minimalist (but does what it is designed for) and unfortunately doesn't support video uploads. You can download the binaries here: ...
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Keycast alternative in Ubuntu 16.04

You can use Screenkey. For terminal, you can try showkey but it prints to Standard output only.
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Tool for sketching / drawing / painting quickly (Linux / Ubuntu)

Pinta is like PaintDotNet but is open source and multi platform. It is a simple image editor with a simpler interface than gimp. I think you can run sudo apt-get install pinta. Otherwise there's PPAs ...
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simple lightweight reliable method to send notifications to ubuntu over internet

My suggestion would be to use a chat app such as Empathy or even Discord. Both will send GNOME pop-up notifications and are trivial to install. Otherwise you could always make an email for just this ...
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IDE for C, Ubuntu

I have been a profession embedded programmer for "a few" decades. Eclipse is what I have always used, in industry, when developing under Linux. There are probably others, some may even be "better" ...
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Is there a way to multiple users share the same machine simultaneously?

There is something on Ubuntu called MultiSeat: a single machine that supports multiple concurrent users each with their own set of keyboards, mice, and monitors providing a traditional desktop ...
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Ubuntu File Manager, replacement for Nautilus

You might look at Nemo (https://www.linuxuprising.com/2018/07/how-to-replace-nautilus-with-nemo-file.html), which was forked from Nautilus before Nautilus was 'simplified' to death. I don't know if ...
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Good screen recorder with Audio for Ubuntu 22.04

You didn't try the by far most popular option - OBS Studio. To get the best audio results: add proper source for your input device, e.g. microphone add filters to the created source to process the ...
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Ubuntu YouTube music player with playlist search and download

Olivia is a opensource(github link) online/offline cloud based music player like iTunes, Spotify, Youtube Music etc, Olivia allows you to search any music online stream it, You can set player to save ...
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App that lets me set the default font for a font-family

Updated Answer A tool specifically developed for such task is pyfontfixer (This is the tool I actually used and forgot it's name and question is just to find it. Now I found it). It is pretty ...
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Screen record and mouse tracking

In Linux, I'd use gtkRecordMyDesktop for the recordings. AFAIK it doesn't support logging of mouse location, etc. though. However, the linux program cnee does log X11 events and data. It can even ...
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Desktop environment for a touchscreen 2-in-1 laptop for an Ubuntu system

I am not sure about what you mean with «based on Ubuntu». A desktop environment either runs on Ubuntu or it doesn't. Also, «the best desktop environment» is clearly a matter of opinion, therefore I ...
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Expose a directory on my server for download over HTTP

The one of the fastest ways will be python -m SimpleHTTPServer 8000 Useful links: https://docs.python.org/2/library/simplehttpserver.html http://www.pythonforbeginners.com/modules-in-python/how-to-...
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Stream a movie to a friend

Actually, yes. VLC I have noticed that the popular, alternative media player: VLC, appears to provide options for this. If the menu is hidden, you should be able to access it with the alt key. ...
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