Questions asking for specific applications that perform a given task or work with a given file format.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

38
votes
9answers
58k views

Which PDF Viewer would you recommend? [closed]

Which PDF-Viewer would you recommend to use in Ubuntu? At the moment I use the standard document viewer (Evince) but I'm missing features like stageless continous zooming.
27
votes
5answers
25k views

Browse internet inside terminal

Is there any other package other than elinks so that I browse internet inside the terminal using terminal as a browser. I feel elinks is a bit difficult to operate.
19
votes
8answers
24k views

Natural Sounding Text to Speech?

I am looking for some easy to install text to speech software for Ubuntu that sounds natural. I've installed Festival, Gespeaker, etc., but nothing sounds very natural. All very synthetic and hard to ...
4
votes
3answers
9k views

Good Download Manager for Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can someone recommend a download manager? Can you recommand any download manager for Ubuntu? Features I'm looking for: Works in Unity env. Can download from ...
20
votes
13answers
2k views

What microblogging clients are available? [closed]

What GUI Twitter clients are there for Ubuntu? Please include reasons why you like - or highlight features that make a client unique. Please also keep to one client per answer.
17
votes
8answers
7k views

Software for text search in files

I am looking for a software that will search text in files from a folder similar to XYplorer. Is there something similar?
18
votes
3answers
8k views

What is the best desktop search tool?

Beagle was my favorite. But it is not maintained anymore, afaik. And it does not work reasonably; it stops working spontaneously and does not return any result. How can I correct this problem and if ...
10
votes
5answers
23k views

CCleaner equivalent?

I frequently use ccleaner to (cover my tracks), clean up unused data stored on my computer from web traffic and hotfixes on my windows system. I was wondering if there is a piece of software that ...
5
votes
4answers
610 views

What trusted file cleaning tools are available for Ubuntu?

I want to get a trusted file cleaning tool to remove unwanted files. When I try to add the Ubuntu Tweak repository it says it is from an untrusted repository. So, are there any trusted file ...
18
votes
5answers
2k views

How can I graphically mount ISOs?

I want a graphical (GUI) method to mount an ISO, is there any way to do so?
17
votes
7answers
11k views

What software is available to use TV tuner card?

I am looking for software programs to use my TV Tuner card in Ubuntu. I have mythTV installed and use it quite a bit. But I am looking for a program that can tune my tuner card in just a window, not ...
6
votes
8answers
5k views

Available instant messaging clients

Am looking for an all-round Messenger for Ubuntu, especially one that supports Webcam, Voice Chat, Microphone, Drag/Drop support, File sending and other normal operations a messenger should have. I ...
10
votes
4answers
5k views

How do I set up remote desktop?

I have some user accounts in my Ubuntu 10.04 and I want them to login from all over the world and access their data using Internet and of course I want any of my users to be able to access only their ...
3
votes
2answers
4k views

Alternative printing method(s) for an unsupported printer

I have in my office, a Konica Minolta bizhub 211 multifunction printer, it works well with windows workstations... It has a lot of good features, like duplex... I haven't found any drivers for ...
11
votes
16answers
6k views

Webcam Apps and ways of checking if Webcam is working

What software is available for using webcams or ways of checking if my webcam is working correctly after installing Ubuntu.
8
votes
6answers
5k views

What virtualization software can I use?

I've used only VMWare on my Windows 7 machine, but I'd like to use something on Ubuntu. What software would you recommend to create other Linux and Windows virtual machines?
8
votes
7answers
5k views

What good CAD programs are available?

Just that. By good I mean something at the level of SolidWorks, AutoCAD, or similar. This is a complete limitation for me (and many others) to use Ubuntu.
3
votes
2answers
4k views

Fraps like programs for Ubuntu?

Are there any programs for Ubuntu that records the screen like Fraps specifically for games?
6
votes
0answers
3k views

Download accelerators for Ubuntu [duplicate]

What are the Download accelerators available for Ubuntu? I like prozilla, but couldn't find a way to install it using apt or software center.
37
votes
10answers
60k views

MySQL GUI Tools

Does anyone have any good ideas as to native MySQL GUI clients for Ubuntu? So far I've tried MySQL Workbench, which never seemed to work properly, phpMyAdmin which I found a bit slow, and Navicat ...
20
votes
5answers
7k views

Programs to download subtitles for videos

I have many movies without subtitles, is there a program to find the right subtitles for them?
22
votes
8answers
9k views

Are there any alternatives to Nautilus?

Are there any good alternatives to Nautilus? I'm looking for something lightweight, with a cleaner interface, but the ability to manually enter file paths is still important. Any suggestions?
16
votes
4answers
10k views

How to convert PDF to Image?

I have requirement of converting PDF pages to images. There is a background image with some text written, so when I save this as image only background image got saved. Is there any software available ...
12
votes
4answers
25k views

Nicer FTP client than FileZilla?

FileZilla is really kind of "meh," when it comes to user interface. I'm wondering if there's something simpler/cleaner/slicker out there?
25
votes
5answers
13k views

How do I mount a Windows Live SkyDrive account as a partition?

Is there any software or steps to mount Windows live Skydrive so that we can upload files easily.
15
votes
9answers
5k views

Light easy to use Presentation software

I am looking for an easy to use light presentation software. The main features I need are : Light (on dependencies and resource consumption) Easy to use Align & Distribute information on slide ...
11
votes
2answers
17k views

How do I monitor power consumption?

The powertop program shows the power usage, but only after about five minutes. Before that, it shows: no ACPI power usage estimate available That's one of the limitations of the powertop ...
25
votes
6answers
19k views

Simple image editor?

I want something similar to "preview" in macs. For example: I want an image editor that ONLY does simple adjustments like increase/decrease contrast, saturation, exposure, color tinting.... rotate, ...
10
votes
5answers
18k views

Is there a tool for web based system administration?

What web based system admin tools are there for Ubuntu? Basically I want to setup a headless server at home and want to make it easy for my family to change some settings. I'm familiar with Webmin but ...
9
votes
7answers
15k views

How to make a Stop Motion or Time-lapse video with webcam?

I have a webcam that works as a v4l2 device. What is the most convenient way to capture either a stop-motion or time-lapse video? N.B. stop-motion and time-lapse are related but conceptually ...
12
votes
6answers
7k views

Shortcut to switch between Analog Stereo output & HDMI audio output

To switch to HDMI audio output (of monitor) and back to normal audio output from system audio jack (for headphones, as my monitor doesn't have audio out), I find myself opening up sound preferences ...
12
votes
10answers
12k views

What are some good PHP editors? [closed]

I'm currently using PhpStorm by Idea JetBrains, but its buggy and I'm really looking for something that will allow me to get work done without too much hassle. Please limit one IDE/Editor an answer.
5
votes
4answers
2k views

How to encrypt a single folder on my external hard drive?

I'd like to encrypt a single folder in my external hard drive. Which GUI software should I use?
2
votes
2answers
183 views

Script to Notify me when something happens on a shared directory

The situation is: I have a shared directories from many other machines where other users work on. I need to be notified whenever a user create, modify or delete a directory or file from his local ...
12
votes
5answers
719 views

What blog editor software are available?

I´m searching for a good blog editor like Windows Live Writer something similar.
12
votes
6answers
2k views

Firefox “clone” for Ubuntu

In Windows I use, beside the main Firefox installation, one or even two "Firefox clones" for different purposes (specifically oriented addons and configurations, light configuration without addons, ...
11
votes
7answers
6k views

A light alternative to gnome-system-monitor?

As I'm programming a little game, I often use gnome-system-monitor to check if there's any memory leak in my program. But the monitor takes too much lime to launch and is pretty slow. Could you ...
9
votes
4answers
6k views

How do I create a movie DVD?

I would like to create a movie DVD that contains some pictures and small movies. I'm not after anything too fancy, just the ability to add some music, create a title screen and add a menu. Basically, ...
10
votes
0answers
3k views

Is there a Dreamweaver HTML editor replacement? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Basic Web Development IDE/Editor like Dreamweaver? I used Adobe's Dreamweaver for working on web pages and various text editors. I already have a few favorite text ...
9
votes
0answers
788 views

What downloaders are available for downloading large (over 1 GB) files part by part? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can someone recommend a download manager? I have tried several downloaders but none of them work for large files (over 1 GB) - the problem is I have only 30 KBPS ...
5
votes
6answers
8k views

Are there alternatives to LibreOffice?

Is there any alternative to LibreOffice? It seems to unfamiliar to MS office users. I found while running certain presentations in .ppt or .pptx it is not fully compatible.
4
votes
0answers
601 views

Download manager for Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can someone recommend a download manager? Is there any good download manager for Ubuntu which supports the following? Download online streaming video/audio scheduling ...
4
votes
0answers
36k views

Need software like 'Internet Download Manager' [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can someone recommend a download manager? Is there any software in Ubuntu like "Internet Download Manager" that downloads audio, video, documents, and software with ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

In Ubuntu, Is there an application like “Huawei Mobile Partner” for Broadband Connections?

I want to know that is there an application in Ubuntu which is like Huawei Mobile Partner. That application should provide: Display bandwidth SMS facility. Make Connection and ...
3
votes
1answer
6k views

GUI FTP Server Recommendation

Every time I try to setup an FTP server with user account, I get into troubles. Is there some FTP server with GUI that I can set it up easily? Is there any good and working tutorial for setting up an ...
72
votes
8answers
28k views

Is there an GUI Designer for python?

Is there a GUI IDE for programming python just like java has netbeans? I wanted one where we could drag & drop test boxes & labels just as we do in swing components using netbeans or eclipse. ...
46
votes
4answers
5k views
+50

Is there a shell-independent HUD-like menu search tool for Xfce/GNOME/Cinnamon?

The Ubuntu Heads-Up Display (HUD) - you love it or you hate it. Personally I rather like a classic desktop, so I use Xfce or GNOME-fork Cinnamon, and I'd like to keep those menu's where they are. But ...
40
votes
8answers
35k views

Torrent client for the command-line?

Yesterday one of my friends asked me, if there is some torrent client, that runs on the command-line. I have no answer for him, but I think that you have it.
38
votes
13answers
14k views

What scientific plotting software is available?

I am currently doing some experimental work and I have a lot of data to trawl though. I use Gnumeric, and it's very good, but often I feel there has to be something better. Ideally I would like the ...
37
votes
13answers
4k views

How to stay productive? What time management software is available?

So since I started using askubuntu.com I've spent entirely too much time here answering other people's questions. Now maybe someone could help me with that by answering this one. I'm looking for time ...