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

Though not strictly being a viewer, I can recommend ReText here – which I'm using myself on Ubuntu, and am pretty satisfied. runs locally on Linux: Yes (also on Windows and Mac) normal program, not a ...
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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'...
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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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WYSIWYG HTML editor for Linux

Update (20170929): For the last year I am using the amazing Pinegrow (https://pinegrow.com) IDE and I wholeheartedly recommend it. The BlueGriffon I mentioned below in my reply from few years ago is ...
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Console-based file comparison/diffing tool

vimdiff vimdiff file1 file2 You can also use it with git, for example: git difftool --tool=vimdiff HEAD^ HEAD
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Program to fully tag any song automatically

MusicBrainZ Picard is a cross-platform, free as in freedom and free beer music tagger. Here is a quick guide to efficient file tagging. It is free, cross-platform, integrates well with most Linux ...
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Gratis Python IDE for commercial use

PyCharm now has a free, open-source, apache-licensed "community edition": Community Edition FREE Lightweight IDE for Python development only Free, open-source, Apache 2 license ...
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Simple Markdown viewer for Ubuntu (standalone program, not something that requires usage of an internet browser)

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. The nice ...
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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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Simple program to edit screenshots (add texts and arrows, mark stuff) on Linux

HotShots Hotshots is a screenshot tool with some editing features. It is particularly suitable for writing documentation, but you can use it to highlight some details on a map image or what ever you ...
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WYSIWYG HTML editor for Linux

Update This answer is no longer valid. As notified in comment by @Dorian, this can no more be used for normal web development. Google Web Designer is a WYSIWYG html editor and much more. The design ...
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Gratis Python IDE for commercial use

I'd recommend Spyder which meets all your requirements: Free Can be used in commercial environment (it's under the MIT license) Supports Python 3 Cross-platform Debugger (with break points, variable ...
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Program to take photos with webcam in Ubuntu

You're probably looking for Cheese (see also its Wikipedia page), which can be used to make photos or videos using your webcam. Once started, Cheese... constantly displays what the webcam "sees" (aka ...
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Console-based file comparison/diffing tool

So you want an interactive diff tool with very basic features. The obvious answer is Emacs (Ubuntu: emacs), which includes Ediff since about 20 years ago. Open the two files that you want to compare, ...
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Skype client alternative for Ubuntu

Okay, the only way I found to do it is to install the plugin for Pidgin. Unfortunately you still need to run the official Skype client in the background as the plugin interfaces with it somehow. But ...
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Photo Editor: Stitching multiple images together

The best image stitcher that I know of is hugin - it allows you to stitch images together that are not in a simple left/right or right/left order. hugin is free, open source and cross platform ...
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Gratis Python IDE for commercial use

I'd recommend using Eclipse! (a Java IDE) and installing PyDev to make it a Python IDE I have used this alot (but have since moved to PyCharm and sublime (the former of which is not free) and would ...
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Simple Markdown viewer for Ubuntu (standalone program, not something that requires usage of an internet browser)

What I generally do is run the markdown perl script and save the resulting html in a temporary file that can be browsed using Firefox. For example: Markdown.pl index.md > index.html
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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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Tabbed text editor that autosaves even new files

You may use geany with the save actions plugin enabled (distributed by default with geany but may be disabled). Use the menu to navigate to Tools > Plugin Manager, then check the Save Actions ...
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PDF viewer and/or reader having feature to play animations

There is currently no (Free) PDF viewer for Ubuntu which is able to display these animations. You'll have to install Adobe Reader for Linux (the latest version available is 9, no more officially ...
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Screen Recorder for Ubuntu

I've used GTK RecordMyDesktop before and was pleased with the result (but note that I have used only once for really simple stuff). [X] Must be gratis [X] Must work for Ubuntu 12.04 [?] Would be cool ...
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Journal and note taking desktop app for Ubuntu with markdown support, modern distraction free UI, synchronisation

TiddlyWiki might suit your needs very well. It's a note-taking web application that has many features and runs directly in your browser (offline). "standalone": It's compiled in single html file ...
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Gratis Python IDE for commercial use

Important! This software is suggested using a web search and research. There is no personal experience involved using this application. I hope my answer will help you anyway! I would like to ...
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Simple Markdown viewer for Ubuntu (standalone program, not something that requires usage of an internet browser)

I find Retext fine as is answered but I do have digged out a few MD editors for linux that are more or less better than the solution suggested. If more they have additional features, and less so they ...
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Light, fully functional browser for ARM Ubuntu netbook, 512MB ram

Midori is a small open-source browser. It is available for a number of OS, including Ubuntu. It supports HTML5 and CSS3. It runs using the WebKit engine. It is very lightweight, requiring ...
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Linux (Ubuntu) Alert on desktop on full local disk

Ubuntu already includes a disk space warning alert as part of dconf. You can configure the settings by installing the dconf-tools: sudo apt-get install dconf-tools Start the dconf Editor: dconf-...
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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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Is there a tabbed SSH client with connection management for Linux?

I have tried PAC, but I found that Gnome Connection Manager worked better for me. PAC seemed to have too many buttons and too many options. GCM had a cleaner look while providing similar features to ...
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