What application have you recently discovered?

I’d like to start a new topic here, most of us know that Linux world is so sooo much about endless exploring of foss.

So I’d like to ask you today what application/command you’ve recently discovered that may be a game changing for you? I mean those apps that make you feel like “woooow, I didn’t know that!”. I heard once that it took someone 4 years to discover that you can do reverse-i-search with ctrl + r in terminal.

I don’t want you to paste anything that you just saw anywhere and heard that it’s good, I’d like to see here things that you saw, tested for a bit, and literally know that you can’t live without anymore.

For me most recent is:
a terminal emulator, thanks to @penguin007 I discovered that there is more modern version of urxvt which solved few of my problems with urxvt - like breaking the lines and text after resizing, not working well with screen command and most of all - really easy customization with config file.

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not recently - but that was my reaction when I discovered tmux and rtv (reddit terminal viewer)
I srill think ncmpcpp is the best music player frontend ever made for mpd.

I’m not going to make an endless list of nice terminal apps here but here are sooo many. Why fire up some heavy bloated programs when you got these snappy little quties :wink:

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Since my wife uses my laptop at times I have to make my desktop usable for her (no keybinds for that girl). She likes a traditional, category based menu that she can scroll through. I prefer to hit Win+a and start typing if an app doesn’t have its own keybind. When I found out about jgmenu it was the best of both worlds. And it automatically updates. Now my wife can click a button on the bar at the bottom of the screen and scroll through sub-menus, or I can type what I want. Yay!

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Well, good that somebody started this thread, it’s more than welcomed and useful.
I’ll start:
Timeshift and Dejadup - the back-up, the back-up mantra was never easier to put in action with those programs. First time installed in my Linux machines.
Pinta for simple photo editing and very easy to edit some, this software made my day when I have discovered it.
Redshift - hate when working late and blue light from the screen is giving me eyesoreness and then difficulty to go to sleep. Discovered this little gem, can’t live without it anymore.
This is for now - will keep adding to this thread.


Two things came to my mind today:

translate-shell - If you don’t want to visit traslate.google.com too often

translate-shell example

scrcpy - take full control of your Android device right from your PC! (actually I’m trying guiscrcpy):

guiscrcpy example

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android = Termux :wink:

Will check out “scrcpy” myself - so thanks for mentioning it

I just accidentally discovered Pace (currently version pace This allows simple editing of the pacman.conf file. It allows you to edit the repositories, it shows various options, and also allows you to edit the mirror list.

Yes, I know it is a GUI and therefore is not “pure” - but it is listed on the Arch wiki and is available in the AUR.

If you want to have it, you install it by opening the Terminal and typing yay -S pace and that will do it. Once installed, it shows up in Applications->System.

I think that it might be a very useful and helpful program to have.

Thank you for reading this.


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Xsensors → X11 interface to lm_sensors