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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 ...
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Is there an alternative for Scrivener (a tool for writers to arrange ideas?)?

Scrivener is a word processing app designed for writers with a unqiue interface and tool set focused on ‘generating content’ rather than simply allowing for content to be written. Anything like that ...
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Offline dictionary with pronunciation and usages

Which is the best offline dictionary for Ubuntu ? It should be like Cambridge or Oxford dictionaries with pronunciation. The dictionaries, I found did not have enough examples of the sentence in ...
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2answers
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Tools to diagnose Ubuntu problems

Over time a user will have several problems with Ubuntu as any other OS in the world. What tools and terminal commands exist in Ubuntu to help diagnose how the problem occurred and help solve it if it ...
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Are there any GUI apps that can create .desktop files?

My question is simple. Is there any fast and easy way of creating .desktop files for shortcuts? For example, I think you can right click and create .desktop shortcuts in Linux Mint. I already know ...
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6answers
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Is there an alternative to gnome-terminal?

Are there any terminals that can serve as an alternative to gnome-terminal. Do these alternatives have other/extra features ?
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2answers
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Is there LAN topology mapping software available in Ubuntu?

I need to do a graphical map of all the layer-2 and layer-3 machines running in my LAN. I don't want a graphical tool like Dia or similar, but a kind of "graphical Nmap" which shows the real cabling ...
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4answers
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How do I check system specifications?

I am total noob in Linux. I wanna know what is the equivalent of "My Computer" in Ubuntu 11.04. I want to check my computer specs such as Processor Speed, Memory, and etc. Whenever I check properties ...
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6answers
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What's a software that can join videos?

What's the best & easiest GUI software that can join a video that I have downloaded in several parts?
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4answers
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Which application do you recommend for watching TV (DVB)? [closed]

At the moment I use Me TV. Are there other good programs to watch and record TV in Ubuntu?
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6answers
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What alternatives for sticky notes are available?

I like the Sticky Notes very much, they are always on the desktop. But in the current version of Ubuntu (12.04), I can't find it. Other programs like gnotes & Xjournal are not giving a feature to ...
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3answers
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Record Live Streaming

Is it possible to record live streaming from websites such as Ustream or any other similar website using Adobe Flash Player? I know that is possible to record the screen but the quality is not that ...
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6answers
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How to boot from an .iso file in GRUB2? [duplicate]

Is there a way for doing this?
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8answers
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Which tool to use for “home banking”?

I would like to manage my bank accounts in a secure manner on Ubuntu. I saw several applications in the Software Centre, but I don't know which one to choose. I don't need fancy features like stock ...
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3answers
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Desktop SMS client in Ubuntu

Hi I am looking for some kind of script/software that can help me to send SMS from my Ubuntu machine . A desktop client/application actually by using web services which we use to send sms like ...
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10answers
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Is there software that can fill PDF forms?

I have some PDFs which are actually forms, with fields to fill. Is there some software that can fill those fields?
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4answers
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Screenshot Tools to Capture Scrolling Windows

As the title of the Question states, I want to know what are the tools available for Ubuntu which would allow me to take screenshots of "Scrolling Windows" ie; tall webpages, tall nautilus window ...
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8answers
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Monitoring inbound and outbound internet traffic

Is there software I can install to enable me to monitor inbound and outbound internet traffic for security reasons? I recently installed ubuntu and loving it because of speed and interface. I want to ...
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3answers
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Is there an offline dictionary?

Are there any off-line dictionaries available?
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8answers
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Best Professional Video editor for Linux equivalent to Sony Vegas Pro? [closed]

I have recently moved onto Linux especially Ubuntu, and I'm a video freak, I love editing videos for my youtube channel, and since I'm new to this Open Source World, I cannot decide which one should I ...
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Ubuntu replacement for IrfanView

On Windows I really liked IrfanView as a basic image editor/manager. Some of the main features I liked were great shortcut keys good batch conversion options ability to work with many image file ...
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Graphical tool for creating Deb packages

Are there any graphical tools for creating ubuntu/debian packages?
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1answer
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How can I use face-recognition to login?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit. I am looking for a facial recognition program that I could use to log in to my account. I have heard of Pam Face Recognition, but there does not appear to be a package ...
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8answers
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Is there an alternative Skype client?

I love Ubuntu, but one thing I think is a pain is skype for it. It's outdated, buggy and generally just not as smooth as a lot of the other Ubuntu software. Is there an alternative for it? I'm not ...
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5answers
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What cd/dvd burning software should I use? [closed]

I have tried countless cd/dvd burning software on ubuntu 12.04 and none of them work for me, any ideas guys? I've tried tovidgui, bombono dvd,and mestelix, they are all so very confusing is there ...
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Is there an alternative to DVD-Shrink, that can compress a DVD image to a smaller size to fit on a writeable DVD?

Is there a linux alternative to the Windows application DVD-Shrink, that can compress a DVD image to a smaller size to fit on a writeable DVD? In backing up some DVD's the ripped ISO file size is ...
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7answers
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Is there some application to download files from popular file hosting websites?

I was wondering if there are some applications for downloading files from some popular hosting websites, automating the procedure of waiting and fetching links and downloading files, once we give the ...
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How to take screenshot of complete webpages?

I have used shutter and screenshot applications for a long time for taking screenshots.But they can only take screenshots as big as the physical screen. Sometimes I have to take an screenshot of an ...
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6answers
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How Do I Print Photos?

Other than for Windows in Ubuntu there are no fancy utilities provided from printer manufacturers to print photos. I am aware of Gnome Photo Printer and of Photoprint, the first being easy to handle, ...
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GUI for watching logs (tail and grep)

Could you recommend a GUI application with powerful log watching capabilities? Generally it would work as tail -f in GUI, but on top of that following features would be very useful: filtering out ...
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3answers
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How to get/edit EXIF meta-data of multiple images?

I ran into big problem yesterday night. I took out my old digital camera, and started using it without setting current date and time. All photos clicked now have date as Jan 01, 2009 I want to ...
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5answers
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Anonymous Internet browsing

Could you please suggest me a good anonymous internet browsing application for Ubuntu?
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5answers
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An alternative software to Live Writer?

I want a software for blogging like Live Writer in Linux and GNOME. Do you have any idea?
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2answers
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Is there any utility like `Proxifier` for Ubuntu?

I'm looking for a program which acts as a proxy manager for Ubuntu just as Proxifier does for windows.
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9answers
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Which Norton Commander style filemanager do you recommend?

I'm searching for a good filemanager in style of the classic norton commander 2 panel design? Since i had my best experiences with Total Commander in Windows, which one would you recommend for use in ...
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4answers
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What blog editor software are available? [duplicate]

I´m searching for a good blog editor like Windows Live Writer something similar.
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1answer
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Is there some kind of icon browser?

When making a custom launcher, it is nice to have a matching icon for it from the default usr ubuntu directories. The problem that is: Ubuntu seems to store icons in about 50 or more folders. Browsing ...
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What software can be used to create a restorable drive image?

Not sure what Linux software I would use for this, basically just like Acronis True Image for Windows, but for Linux. The rule is that we are keeping Windows out of the equation, I want to be able to ...
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4answers
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Quicken equivalent

I plan on switching my parents company to Ubuntu (or K or X, haven't decided yet) and one of the most important things is if there is a Quickens equivalent available for any of them? Something to ...
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4answers
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Is there a program that will emulate typewriter sounds?

Since I switched to Ubuntu 12.04 I'd only missed one thing. A program which could launch typewriter sounds while typing. For instance, in Windows I used this: ...
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3answers
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Is there any utility to check whether my laptop battery is in healthy condition or not?

Is there any utility available on Ubuntu to check whether laptop battery is in healthy condition or not?
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8answers
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What simple FLOSS software can I use to produce nice data visualization?

I am looking here for the best simple and intuitive application that is designed to produce neat looking graphs, for example "number of Ubuntu users in the last 10 years" or "average amounts paid by ...
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Is there animation software available?

Is there commercial-grade computer animation software available for Ubuntu, similar to the professional software sold for the Windows operating system? This question goes out to those of you who may ...
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Video stabilisation software

Is there any way, either through a graphical program or a command line utility to "stabilise" video in Ubuntu? By stabilise I am referring mainly to a feature of iMovie where shaky video is analysed, ...
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8answers
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CSS editor with real-time preview and selector localization

The title says everything about what I'm looking for. Basically it should be an software that collects all styles of a website so I can edit them and save them. Please read the question carefully, ...
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Alternative to LibreOffice Base for Ubuntu

Is there a database management software for Ubuntu alternative to LibreOffice Base? LObase works fine for a while, but occasionally the files I'm working on get corrupted and I lose all my work.
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What is a Linux equivalent to pkzip or winzip or the GUI version of 7zip?

GUI-based applications like PKZIP and winzip (and the GUI version of 7z/7zip) let us browse around our directories and create a compressed file that contains lots of different directories and files, ...
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How can I download Youtube videos? [closed]

First i tried with youtube-dl and all the times ( and all days) for all videos it gives this same error: youtube-dl http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zWwTTAc7O8 [youtube] Setting language [youtube] ...
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Is there a chat application that supports a proxy?

I've upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 and it seems that it has a lack of support for internet connections with a proxy. Pidgin has stopped working, and when I go to the Proxy tab, under the settings window, ...