Blender is a cross-platform community-driven project under the GNU General Public License (GPL) and runs equally well on Linux, Windows and Macintosh computers. Its interface uses OpenGL to provide a consistent experience. It provides a broad spectrum of modeling, texturing, lighting, animation and video post-processing functionality in one package. Through its open architecture, Blender provides cross-platform interoperability, extensibility, an incredibly small footprint, and a tightly integrated workflow. Blender is one of the most popular Open Source 3D graphics applications in the world. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation.

SMPlayer is an open source and free multimedia player available for Linux and MS Windows, released under GNU General Public License. Unlike other players it doesn't require you to install codecs to play something because it carries its own all required codecs with itself. This is the first release which now support MPV and some other features such as MPRIS v2 Support, new theme, 3D stereo filter and more. It uses the award-winning MPlayer as playback engine which is capable of playing almost all known video and audio formats (avi, mkv, wmv, mp4, mpeg... see list).

DAEMON Sync lets you synchronize or backup your mobile data to computer over local WiFi without any hassle. Unlike any other cloud service DAEMON Sync lets you sync/backup files between devices without having internet connection over local WiFi that means you data never goes through someone else's servers, you can run DAEMON server on computer and let device speak to it directly. It is cross-platform available for Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, Android and iOS.
You can backup, browse and share videos and photos and evaluate all advantages of truly secure cloud service. The basic functionality of DAEMON Sync is free for non-commercial use, but other products and advanced features require activation license.

daemon sync

daemon sync

Setting up DAEMON Sync is fairly simple, fast and easy just install the server on the computer, and install app on mobile device, on the server side enter a PIN code to tie the two together. You don't have to worry about user accounts or passwords. By default DAEMON Sync choose photos, videos, and screenshots to make a backup in the server but you can choose what file/folder to sync.

Features:
  • Lightning speed up to 50Mb/sec
  • Forget about USB cables!
  • No cellular data usage
  • No Internet connection required
  • One and only full automatic background backup with advanced scheduling options!
  • Linux, Android, iOS, Windows and Mac OS are fully supported.
  • Cloud services can’t be 100% safe. DAEMON Sync can.
  • Authorize your mobile device only once and synchronize media files with server in background.
  • Connect as many devices as you want

Download and install DAEMON Sync

First you need to install DAEMON Sync server on your computer then install DAEMON Sync application on your mobile/tablet device and connect them using PIN.

Download DAEMON Sync


That's it

Syncthing is an open-source, free file synchronization application, written in GO programming language, available for almost every operating system Linux, Unix, Windows, Mac, BSD, Android and iOS. It can sync between device that are present on the local network (no Internet required), or between remote devices over the Internet. It is secure and safe since both things are built-in into the application.
Syncthing replaces proprietary sync and cloud services with something open, trustworthy and decentralized. Your data is your data alone and you deserve to choose where it is stored, if it is shared with some third party and how it's transmitted over the Internet. It should be safe from data loss, protecting the user's data is priority. Developers took reasonable precaution to avoid corrupting the user's files.

syncthing

Paper theme and icons are designed for Linux desktop environment, this suite is inspired by Material design created by Sam Hewitt, icons are based around the use of bold colors and simple geometric shapes. Each icon has been meticulously designed for pixel-perfect viewing at any size. Both theme and icons are lightweight and well-managed doesn't eat system resources, the theme is modern and icons with most flat design and minimal use of shadows for depth. Paper has been developed primarily with modern GTK3 (GNOME-based) desktop environments in mind, legacy-toolkit and GTK2 environments will not provide an ideal experience, as much of the visual design relies on modern GTK3+ widgets. This suite is released under the terms the GNU General Public License GPL v3.
It is compatible with most of the desktop environments such as: Gnome, Unity, Cinnamon, Xfce, and so on. Current this suite is in active development that means you can contribute to the project by any means either reporting bugs to contributing your code, for more details contact developers.

paper theme

There are plenty of application launchers available out there for Linux and it is really different to compare any launcher with one another. ULauncher is free and written in Python programming language, it uses less resources and works in almost every Linux desktop environment such as: Gnome, Cinnamon, Unity, Mate, Xfce, Lxde and Openbox with tint2. Using Ulauncher you can search through installed applications, navigate through folders and open files, also search on Google and Wikipedia.

Emacs text editor doesn't need any introduction because it is quite famous and used widely. Emacs is a free, open-source, extensible, customizable text editor. It is cross-platform available for Linux, Windows and Mac, developed by GNU project and released under GNU GPL license. Development of the first Emacs began in the mid-1970s, and work on its direct descendent, GNU Emacs, continues actively as of 2017. Richard Stallman began work on GNU Emacs in 1984 to produce a free software alternative to the proprietary Gosling Emacs.
Emacs has over 10,000 built-in commands and its user interface allows the user to combine these commands into macros to automate work. Additionally, implementations of Emacs typically feature a dialect of the Lisp programming language that provides a deep extension capability, allowing users and developers to write new commands and applications for the editor. Extensions have been written to manage email, files, outlines, and RSS feeds, as well as clones of ELIZA, Pong, Conway's Life, Snake and Tetris.


Features:
  • Content-aware editing modes, including syntax coloring, for many file types.
  • Complete built-in documentation, including a tutorial for new users.
  • Full Unicode support for nearly all human scripts.
  • Highly customizable, using Emacs Lisp code or a graphical interface.
  • An entire ecosystem of functionality beyond text editing, including a project planner, mail and news reader, debugger interface, calendar, and more.
  • A packaging system for downloading and installing extensions.

Available for Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty/16.04 Xenial/14.04 Trusty/Linux Mint 18/17/other Ubuntu derivatives
To install GNU Emacs in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:


To install text based Emacs run this command:

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Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) from Microsoft, the free community edition supports plugins and available at no cost. It lets you develop websites, applications, web apps, mobile apps and web services. Visual Studio supports 36 different programming languages and allows the code editor and debugger to support (to varying degrees) nearly any programming language, provided a language-specific service exists. Built-in languages include C, C++ and C++/CLI (via Visual C++), VB.NET (via Visual Basic .NET), C# (via Visual C#), F# (as of Visual Studio 2010) and TypeScript (as of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2). Support for other languages such as Python, Ruby, Node.js, and M among others is available via language services installed separately. It also supports XML/XSLT, HTML/XHTML, JavaScript and CSS.


Features:
  • Code editor: Supports syntax highlighting and code completion using IntelliSense for variables, functions, methods, loops and LINQ queries.
  • Debugger: Debugger works both as a source-level debugger and as a machine-level debugger.
  • Designer: Visual Studio includes a host of visual designers to aid in the development of applications.
  • Extensibility: Visual Studio allows developers to write extensions for Visual Studio to extend its capabilities.

Visual Studio is available as snap package from snappy store, it can be installed on Ubuntu 17.10 Artful/17.04 Zesty/16.04 Xenial/14.04 Trusty
To Install Visual Studio Code Editor in Ubuntu open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:


To remove Visual Studio run this command:

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Luminance HDR is an graphical user interface that is used for manipulation and creation of High Dynamic Range(HDR) images. It is based on Qt5 toolkit, it is cross-platform available for Linux, Windows and Mac, and released under the GNU GPL license. It provides a complete workflow for High Dynamic Range(HDR) as well as Low Dynamic Range (LDR) file formats.
Prerequisite of HDR photography are several narrow-range digital images with different exposures. Luminance HDR combines these images and calculates a high-contrast image. In order to view this image on a regular computer monitor, Luminance HDR can convert it into a displayable LDR image format using a variety of methods, such as tone mapping.
Luminance HDR

Luminance HDR

Features:
  • Create an HDR file from a set of images (JPEG, TIFF 8bit and 16bit, RAW) of the same scene taken at different exposure setting
  • Save and load HDR files
  • Rotate and resize HDR files
  • Tonemap HDR images
  • Projective Transformations
  • Copy EXIF data between sets of images
  • Supports internationalization

Supported HDR formats:
  • OpenEXR (.exr)
  • Radiance RGBE (.hdr)
  • Tiff formats: 16bit, 32bit (float) and LogLuv (.tiff)
  • Raw image format (various extensions)
  • PFS native format (.pfs)

Supported LDR formats:
  • JPG
  • PNG
  • Portable Pixmap (PPM)
  • Portable Bitmap (PBM)
  • TIFF (8 Bit)
  • FITS

Available for Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty/16.04 Xenial/14.04 Trusty/Linux Mint 18/17/other Ubuntu derivatives
To install Luminance HDR in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:


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Opera is an independent Scandinavian company that's been in the business of making web browsers since 1994. Opera is a free, secure and fast web browser based on Chromium and Blink(the rendering engine used by Chromium), that includes tabbed browsing, pop-up blocking, integrated searches. Opera known to load pages and tabs faster (depend on internet connection). Opera checks risky sites, alerting you to potential threats. Recent versions of Opera include Facebook messenger and WhatsApp, so you don't have to go to your phone or web. Additionally it has features like battery saver and free VPN.
Opera keeps your browsing safe, so you can stay focused on the content, it protects you from fraud and malware on the web.
Multitask on the web easily: Visual bookmarks, tab cycling and customizable shortcuts, keep you on track and save you time. Now Opera has video pop-out feature - a floating, moveable video frame that lets you keep browsing or work in other apps without missing any of the action.
opera web browser

Remmina is a free and open-source remote desktop application, it is written in C and GTK+, released under GNU GPL license, and only available for Unix/Linux based systems. Basically it aims to be useful for system administrators and for those who need to access remote computers. It supports multiple network protocols in an integrated and consistent UI, at the moment RDP, VNC, NX, SPICE, XDMCP and SSH protocols are supported. You can install Remmina plugins: RDP, VNC, NX, XDMCP, SSH, Telepathy



Features:
  • A GTK+ 3 application.
  • Maintain a list of connection profiles, organized by groups
  • Make quick connections by directly putting in the server address
  • Remote desktops with higher resolutions are scrollable/scalable in both window and full-screen mode.
  • View-port full-screen mode: remote desktop automatically scrolls when the mouse moves over the screen edge.
  • Floating toolbar in full-screen mode, allows you to switch between modes, toggle keyboard grabbing, minimize, etc.
  • Tabbed interface, optionally managed by groups.
  • Tray icon, allows you to quickly access configured connection profiles

Install in Ubuntu/Linux Mint:

Available for Ubuntu 17.10 Artful/17.04 Zesty/16.04 Xenial/14.04/Linux Mint 18/17/and other Ubuntu derivatives
To install Remmina in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:


Available as snap package, it can be installed on Ubuntu 17.10 Artful/17.04 Zesty/16.04 Xenial/14.04 Trusty/Linux Mint 18/17
To Install Remmina in Ubuntu open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:


Install in Fedora:

To install Remmina in Fedora open Terminal and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

For Arch Linux install it from here and for other distributions checkout this page.
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Termius is a client terminal which has built-in Telnet and SSH, it was formerly known as Serverauditor, and it is cross-platform available for Linux, Windows, Mac, iOS and Android, it offers full Terminal emulation on all your devices. You can run multiple concurrent terminal sessions with SSH, Telnet and Mosh. It has a robust emulation environment with full Emacs, Vim and MC support. Special characters, colors and command line tools work exactly how you’d expect them to.

You don't have to worry about infrastructure and credentials, since they are organized very well and logically. It comes with powerful organization features. Combine a collection of hosts into a group with shared settings, easily configured at the top level. Effortlessly find what you’re looking for with tagging, search and rich previews.
Secure Sync AES-256: Hosts, Port Forwarding rules, Snippets and Keys (optional) can be synced across your all devices. All data is client-side encrypted, with zero knowledge cloud storage and 2FA.
Some little features that can help a lot and time savers like autocomplete, quick connect, snippets and history save you seconds every session, minutes every day and hours every week.
termius

termius

termius

Features:
  • Cross-platform available for Linux, Windows, Mac, iOS and Android
  • Secure sync with AES-256 encryption
  • Password and key authentication, Also support 2FA
  • Connect to multiple hosts
  • Organize hosts using Tags and Groups
  • Infrastructure and credentials, organized logically
  • Support for port forwarding
  • Color schemes and changeable fonts
  • Export and import keys
  • Quickly execute multiple sudo commands
  • Code Snippets
  • SFTP support

Termius is available as snap package from snappy store, it can be installed on Ubuntu 17.10 Artful/17.04 Zesty/16.04 Xenial/14.04 Trusty
To Install Termius SSH client in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:


To remove Termius run this command:


RSS readers are useful if you want to get latest updates from website(s). Alduin is a free and open-source RSS feed reader available for Linux and Windows, built using modern technologies like: Electron, React, TypeScript and Less, it has easy to use user-interface and suitable for all types of users. It has native system notification support, and additionally it supports podcast feeds too.
Using the Alduin RSS interface is fairly simple, just click on the plus shaped button, and it will pull new articles from that given feed url, you can delete already added feed sources, lock the side menu in place.


Currently Alduin is in still development state that means you don't get full-features product now like any other famous RSS reader but developer mentioned that it will continue to evolve and new features will be added to it. You can't group or organize sources, and can't choose how the information should be presented to you. Also it doesn't sync any web services.
The application is in heavy development and still there is not stable release, developer said he is making progress to evolve Alduin. At some point in the near future we will see stable release of Alduin.

Download Alduin


Tor is a free software designed to make communication anonymous. Tor directs Internet traffic through a free, worldwide, volunteer overlay network consisting of more than seven thousand relays to conceal a user's location and usage from anyone conducting network surveillance or traffic analysis. Tor makes it more difficult for Internet activity to be traced back (Warning: still possible). Tor's use is intended to protect the personal privacy of users, as well as their freedom and ability to conduct confidential communication by keeping their Internet activities from being monitored.

SelecTOR is a frontend GUI for the Tor application. It is free for Linux and open-source based on Java released under license GNU GPL-2, it acts as a Tor launcher and exit node chooser for browsers that support system proxying using PAC files. It can be used for security and anonymization purposes or to bypass some firewall. Simplifies the process of selecting Tor exit nodes and manages selective URL pattern based on routing via system proxying.

SelekTOR

Features:
  • Support for Google Chrome, Chromium, Firefox and most Mozilla based browsers without the need for add-ons.
  • Can be used with Privoxy.
  • You can quickly select Tor exit nodes by country.
  • Greatly simplifies the usage and configuration of Tor in client mode, SelekTOR does most of the hard stuff for you.
  • Nodes are now filtered to ensure that they support both HTTP & HTTPS, and thus ensuring greater reliability when used with web browsers.
  • Will continuously monitor and maintain a connection to the exit node with the best response time, with as little downtime as possible when switching.
  • As well as proxying all traffic through the active Tor node, SelekTOR can also do selective routing of traffic through the active tor circuit based on URL patterns.
  • Whois and Atlas Node details (pretty graphs) available with a single mouse click..
  • Needs very little configuration, the installation defaults will work for most people out of the box.
  • Currently runs on most Linux desktops XFCE, LXDE, Mate, Cinnamon, Gnome 3 Shell, KDE4, Unity, Pantheon, Enlightenment.
  • Built in proxy pattern editor, Import and Export pattern files as a single zip file.
  • Requires OpenJRE 1.7 or better this is usually supplied with your Linux distro, please ensure this is installed before installing SelekTOR.
  • Requires the latest Tor client 2.6.10 but will also work fine with the 2.4.x series.
  • Languages supported for Linux release English and French.

Install Tor Web Browser:

Available for Ubuntu 17.10 Artful/17.04 Zesty/16.04 Xenial/14.04 Trusty/Linux Mint 18/17/other Ubuntu derivatives
To Install Tor Browser in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:


Download and install SelekTOR

Download SelekTOR

Once you download deb file then run following commands (replace package name in the first command)

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