Questions tagged [software-recommendation]

Questions asking for specific applications that perform a given task or work with a given file format. Give details about the **purpose** of the software you want and your minimum **requirements** for it.

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Good Multi-media music player with video game music playback

I have recently switched from Windows 10 to Linux and I am very happy with the performance and customization. There is only 1 thing that I miss from Windows 10 and that is my Music. I cannot listen to ...
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Legally Playing DVDs post-April 2021

https://fluendo.com/en/blog/post/oneplay-dvd-player-product-discontinuation/ If I'm reading this right, it seems that the primary legal DVD player that Ubuntu recommends was discontinued last April, ...
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What are alternatives to Miro Software?

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 (kde) and I need a diagram creator software like Miro https://miro.com/login/ . I have already found some alternatives like Dia, LibreOffice Draw, Calligra Flow but they are not ...
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Linphone, is it possible to change recordings location?

I need to record some phone calls, therefore I installed Linphone (on Ubuntu 20.04), which has this feature. However, I don't see any option in the preferences to select the location where the program ...
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How to creates animated GIFs with irregular image display times?

I've created animations, I think it was with imagemagick. I had to convert all my images to gif, name them file00.gif, file01.gif, etc., then I had to type a command. I should have written it down... ...
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How to stream a video file or do mirroring from Ubuntu to your TV?

On Windows, I can use airparrot to stream everywhere, on apple tv devices, and on smart tv devices. I can do mirroring and file streaming, I believe Windows 10 supports a built-in screen mirroring and ...
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Gallery program for linux?

On my android phone, I have simple gallery pro installed, I was looking for a similar application for Ubuntu or for Gnu-Debian based systems in general. I couldn't find such an app, I just need a ...
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Which apps support to open and convert JPEG XL (.jxl) pictures?

JPEG XL (.jxl) is the next-generation, general-purpose image compression codec by the JPEG committee. Which apps/programs can open and convert it?
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Graphical folding editor for JSON?

The Ubuntu repositories come with the package xmlcopyeditor, which installs XML Copy Editor; a nice, graphical folding editor for the somewhat outdated XML data file format. I am looking for a ...
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File Manager Recs! [duplicate]

I'm new but slowly getting situated to Linux/Ubuntu and I'm finding Nautilus to be pretty but lacking. I was wondering if you guys could recommend a file manager that: Can show tree view Has ...
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Need a real-time spectrogram analysis program

I'm trying to find a real-time spectrogram program for voice analysis, but I'm having difficulty finding a program to do so. Here's the kind of thing I'm looking for (image circa transvoicelessons) ...
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Ubuntu Mate support

I just installed Ubuntu Mate on a HP 386 laptop, however I was told on a FB linux group that Ubuntu Mate is no longer supported or updated. Is this correct? If so, should I look for another OS to use ...
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Does the video player software I need for work exist?

Short version: is there a video player for Ubuntu that will display timecode from the video file as well as give me a quick information window about bitrate, codec and audio configuration, a la ...
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Good, simple software for hand-painting using a graphic pad with pen

I like to draw with pen and graphic pad (or with tablets). For tablets there are a lot of apps for drawing and painting, that go from very simple ones to "full-optional" ones. For ubuntu I ...
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Minimal rtf editor

I’m switching from mac, and really liked textedit for making simple lists and notes. After switching to Ubuntu, I like gedit for the same purposes, but I have a bunch of old .rtf files that I want to ...
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InfoStat alternative for Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I need to use InfoStat for one of my classes, but there's only a Windows version available for download. I've tried using it through Wine, but it doesn't work properly. Is there any software available ...
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A quick way to change CPU governor

I need a simple GUI tool (for GNOME) to quickly change the CPU governor. I've tried indicator-cpufreq, but it worked only once and started printing Python errors when I ran it second time. A lot of ...
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GUI for building/running data processing pipelines

I am looking for a GUI helper to build data processing pipelines, including: delete files create directories download URL(s) -- possibly via running external scripts execute external scripts/binaries ...
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What version of Ubuntu should I install on a Samsung - Galaxy Chromebook? [duplicate]

I want to connect to an external hard drive. It's an easystore HDD. I'd like to run desktop-style files on it thru Ubuntu. I'm new to Ubuntu, though, and not very computer savvy, but I'm really ...
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Are there any AWS S3 browser for ubuntu 20.04?

Are there any AWS S3 browser for ubuntu 20.04? I saw a lot of options but most of the links are dead or are not maintained .
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Weather application, that tracks a list of the cities, macos like

Do you know some basic application that provides a possibility to track the weather in a few (list-like) cities? I don't need much detailed information such a humidity, wind, and so on, just pure ...
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How do I download qt5-default for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS?

I need an easy explanation because I am very new to Linux and I want to use an app that makes use of qt5 as requested by their website.
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Does Ubuntu 20.04 have an app for multiple timers that allows configuring preset durations?

Does Ubuntu 20.04 have an app for multiple timers that allows configuring preset durations? In 18.04 I used one that looked like this: It crashed once in a while, but it mostly worked. Now it appears ...
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Text mode productivity tools

Is there a curated set of tools for basic productivity that are text (as in console) mode only? Example: web browsing -> lynx email/calendar/todo text editor -> vi facebook/twitter/reddit ...
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Software to validate PDF/X-1a:2001 or PDF/X-3:2002 compliant files

I need to validate several PDF documents (books) that I am writing in LaTeX. They are documents for print on demand and the publisher asks me PDF files compliant with PDF/X-1a:2001 or PDF/X-3:2002. ...
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Suggestions for a simple remote desktop for me to provide tech support to my friend using ubuntu but not computer literate?

I am seeking suggestions and recommendations for an Open Source remote desktop server and client that will enable me to provide tech support to my friend who uses ubuntu for basic email and web ...
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Looking for a virtual “tally counter”

I run Ubuntu 20.04 and am looking for a tally counter software (can't figure out how to look for it with the proper keywords). Say I am watching a video with people walking, I would like to press on a ...
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How to get an image viewer with JPEG 2000 support?

I've been working with batches of JPEG 2000 (.jp2) files recently. This would be much more convenient if I had an image viewer capable of displaying JPEG 2000 images instead of having to convert them ...
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How to crop and join audio clips in Ubuntu?

Is there a FOSS software (preferably graphical) to extract a portion of an audio in Ubuntu, and to join multiple clips? It would be helpful if the software can also playback the portion of the audio ...
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Jitbit macro recorder alternative for Ubuntu?

I'm used to JitBit Macro Recorder on Windows. The most important feature that I'm looking for is the if pixel by color X found at coordinates condition. Is there such a macro recorder for Ubuntu? My ...
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Tool which copies predefined text on selection

Found that there's a tool which allows copying predefined text in macOS. Is there anything similar to that available in Ubuntu? What I want is an app where we can set predefined texts (such as ...
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Which music player is suitable for me? [closed]

I'm currently using kubuntu, having been a pure win 10 user before that. I'm used to listening to music offline. I used to use a software called foobox (an fork of foobar2000) to manage a huge library ...
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ssh+sudo+dump on server cannot be restored locally

I have inherited an Ubuntu 14.04 server that I need to create a sandboxed copy of locally in VirtualBox to experiment with as part of preparing to upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04, as we strongly suspect it is ...
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Alternate DE for Gnome, but there is a criteria [closed]

Only thing I like about gnome is that like Android, I cam switch between programs by moving my mouse pointer to the top left corner. I think its the mutter WM. Other than that, gnome is too heavy on ...
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How i can install playonlinux

when install POL the message download failed: E:htpp://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates/main amd64 libproxy1-plugin-gsettings amd64 0.4.15ubuntu1.2 isnot (yet) available (403 forbidden [ ip:91....
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Free E-Book / PDF reader like Bookviser

I wanted a decent E-Book / PDF reader and after some surfing, I found bookviser but apparently, that isn't available for linux. What I really want to have is this kind of effect. Any kind of ...
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Linux file explorer with Windows-like visual disk management? [closed]

Is there any file manager that looks like Windows Explorer? I mean, when I download a large file, I want to know which of my partitions have sufficient empty space, as shown in the screenshot. Is ...
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Is there a way to use Threema on a Ubuntu desktop?

The secure and private Threema messenger app (based in Switzerland) with end-to-end encryption is a great open source alternative for WhatsApp, Skype, Viber, WeChat, FB Messenger, Telegram. Is there a ...
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Similar to variety app (for Wallpaper), is there any app for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS that automatically changes themes for app, icon, cursor, shell & sound?

I am using variety (very happy with this app) and it changes the predefined wallpapers automatically as per regular interval time set. Is there any app to automatically change themes for application, ...
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How to set up VOIP soft phone with multiple lines in Ubuntu

I am trying to set up a talkback system that allows our radio station to have people calling in. I am looking for a VOIP soft phone that has 4-6 lines that would look something like the below diagram. ...
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Presentation viewer software

I am looking for a presentation(.ppt) viewer. I don't want an editor. I have to read a many presentations. Likewise, I check many software products but all software products give an option to edit ...
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Image viewer that can display all ICO sizes in a file

What are the image viewers available in Kubuntu that are able to display all ICO sizes in a file? In Windows 7 Picture Viewer, I can use PAGE UP / PAGE DOWN to navigate on the "mipmaps" (or ...
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Business Card Program

I desperately want to replace the program called Presto Bizcard with a similar program which works with Ubuntu, and allows me to use my attached scanner (an Epson DS-40), and would allow me to enter ...
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Application for simple and quick drawings

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 and I need you to suggest me an application to make simple and quick drawings. I need the application to support common image formats and allow me to quickly add text, crop, ...
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How to view annotated powerpoint presentations in Ubuntu?

I have some .pptx presentation files, which were annotated with a stylus in an online class. These annotations do not show up in LibreOffice Impress 7.0.3.1 in Xubuntu 20.04 (I am using the ...
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Agave alternative

I'm looking for a lightweight color scheme designer in Ubuntu, in the spirit of (the now abandoned project) Agave. Any suggestions? I am at Ubuntu 20.10, with Gnome. Screenshot from now the now ...
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Any solution to write equations while filling pdf?

I was finding a way of how to fill pdf. here is some solutions. But I want to fill not only regular texts, but some complex mathematical equations. So, is there any solution, that will allow me to ...
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Is there a CLI IRC client with a GUI?

Some CLI apps, like htop, do a great job at providing you with a UI for configuring it. This way you can do some customizations just using the keyboard and/or mouse (!), without spending spending a ...
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Browsing the web from the Ubuntu command prompt [duplicate]

I am curious to know whether there is any way to list out a webpage and click links on it from the Ubuntu command line. I have tried various things including curl http://example.com and stuff like ...
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ARM Cortex Simulator like Proteus on Ubuntu?

I am trying to write some codes for Stm32 cortex M3 Ic by Arduino STM32 Package or by STMCUbic IDE software, but i don't have the hardware, so i like to find some Software for Linux to simulate the ...

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