Over the past few months I have covered a number of handy Ubuntu applications that many users might not be aware of. I thought it would be a good idea to compile a list of these useful applications for my readers. While I have tried to avoid very common applications like GIMP, ShotWell, TweetDeck, Pidgin, etc, some of you may or may not find the below applications common. I have noticed that apps which may appear generic or common for some users are unheard by others, so I have compiled a list keeping in mind the needs of both of kind of Ubuntu users. Some of these applications might be Ubuntu specific but many also have versions for other Linux operating systems, including RedHat, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Fedora, ArchLinux and others. Hope you all enjoy the list and find some useful applications to benefit from. Note: Click the application names hyperlinked in blue to see their review and download links.
1. Turpial (Twitter Client with a minimalist interface).
2. Natural Scrolling (Get Mac OS X “Natural Scrolling” feature in Ubuntu).
3. LiveUSB Install (Easily create Linux live USB, CD/DVD & download ISO images)
4. MyUnity (Comprehensive Unity tweak for Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot, 11.04 Natty Narwhal and 12.04 Precise Pangolin).
5. QMediaInfo (Get information about media file attributes, including audio files, videos and photos).
7. XScreenSaver (Application that provides a set of screensavers. Can be used to replace the blank Gnome 3 screensaver).
8. Cryptkeeper (Encrypt Folders)
9. Nautilus Terminal (Embedd the Terminal to Nautilus)
10. Gnome Tweak Tool (Application for tweaking Gnome 3 settings)
11. Gloobus Preview (Preview any kind of audio, video or code file before opening it).
12. Deja Dup Backup (As most you you know this is a file backup application, the reason I have added it to the list is as the link above will provide you with a comprehensive guide on Deja Dup Backup).
13. Gnome Pie (Hotkey based application launcher).
15. Simple LightDM Manager (Change Ubuntu logon screen background image).
16. PlexyDesk (Widget based application to bring color to your desktop).
17. Audicious (Lightweight audio player for Ubuntu and other Linux distributions).
18. Touchpad Indicator (Automatically disable touchpad when the mouse is plugged in to your laptop).
19. Gnome Subtitles (Edit, split, merge and create subtitles).
20. GM Notify (Get Gmail notifications using Notify OSD (bubble) messages).
21. Hamster Indicator (Time tracking application to track time spent on numerous tasks).
22. HardInfo (Get detailed hardware information about your computer, including processor type, USB device ports, RAM, battery, hard disk, etc).
23. Synapse (Quickly search for videos, audio files, documents, applications, images, etc on your computer).
24. Guake (Tabbled Linux Terminal with hotkey support).
25. CLI Companion ( GUI based Terminal).
26. Screenlets (Wiget packed application containing all kinds of handy desktop gadgets).
27. Apt Fast (Command line utility to speed up Apt-Get downloads).
28. Angry IP Scanner (Scan and locate active/inactive IPs on a network).
29. Y PPA Manager (Search and Add PPAs easily from the internet, using the application’s name).
30. SysPeek (Monitor CPU usage, RAM, hard disk, etc from the app-indicator menu).
31. Gnac (Convert audio files and extract audio from video files).
32. Bleeding Edge (Install applications not present in default Ubuntu repositories in a click).
33. Slingshot (Get Mac OS X style Launchpad).
34. DockbarX (Highly customizable dock with transparent glass effect).
35. UGet (Download manger).
36. Puddletag (Tag, edit and auto arrange audio files).
37. Lookit (screenshot taking application).
38. Boot Up Manager ( Start, stop Ubuntu services).
39. Nautilus Facebook Uploader (Upload photos and videos to your Facebook account).
40. Back in Time (Backup tool for Linux computers, alternative to Deja Dup Backup).
41. Boot Repair (Fix Ubuntu boot problems).
42. My Weather Indicator (Get weather forecasts).
43. Sunflower (Dual pane file browser).
44. dmidecode (CLI based tool for obtaining detailed hardware information).
45. Gmediafinder (Stream YouTube videos without flash).
46. Cairo Dock (Mac style dock for Linux).
47. iptux (LAN Messenger for Linux).
48. Gnome Activity Journal (Find and locate recently downloaded files).
49. LiVES (Advanced video editing application for Linux).
50. Noow (Cross-platform application for streaming and downloading videos, file management, downloading torrents and more).
If you know of a useful application that is not covered at WML Cloud, then leave a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can check for reviewed applications by entering their names in the search box at the top of each page (before tipping me). If you likethis list, please share it with your friends. The sharing buttons are located below.