Sometimes knowing what other users use helps us for two reasons: First, because maybe we know a tool or application that we did not think existed. Second, because we get a little closer and know our tastes and preferences. As I started this thread, I start by talking about my favorite applications.
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The browser for me is a super addictive application, which although it helps me (among other things) to publish in FromLinux, it has the power to reduce my productivity to zero, especially when the time between news sites is running out.
Many don't use it, I do. Another application that greatly affects my productivity in some cases, and that I always have open knowing that its notifications distract me. The problem is that I always think that some important message will reach me that I cannot read late. Yes, I know, I have to get over it.
I had always used Thunderbird, which for me is the most complete email client when certain extensions are used. But as I work with KDEWell, nothing, integration is what I need and with KMail I am left over, plus it consumes less than Thunderbird.
For my daily work I need to be connected with my users, therefore, an IM client cannot be missing. In this case, I have never been able to detach myself from PidginWell, they have options that no other client has, or rather, they don't offer them the way I want them.
With support for HTTP Proxy and Sock Proxy, I control my accounts from Hi , XMPP (Enterprise), XMPP (From Linux), Gtalk, Facebook and occasionally Yahoo Messenger. Yes, another application that bothers with its notifications and that I have open all day.
For this I use Quassel. I open it occasionally, especially to find out about certain news on the project channels that interest me. Speaking of IRC, we have to resume «the debates» on our IRC channel, which is a bit abandoned «Damn social networks ... with how cool it is to communicate like in the old days ... ¬_¬
This type of service is addictive in many cases. For me, they are a quick source of news and if I can have all my accounts in one place, all the better. For this I use Choqok, which is for me so far, the best client that exists for these social networks.
I have recently seen that they have released a version of Gwibber written in QT / QML, so it is pending to be tested. Hotot I love it (also with its Qt version), but I can't manage more than one account at the same time.
Music and Video Player
Out of 8 hours of my workday, I spend at least 7 listening to music, unless I need to do something that requires too much concentration. It doesn't matter what type of music, I listen to everything, and for that I usually use C, although lately I am adjusting to Juk.
For the videos, I have plenty of Dragon player, but when it gets a little annoying, well VLC it is always there.
I will always, always need to use the console, especially for connections SSH and I work with my servers. The least intrusive possible is Yakuake, a terminal emulator that hides even though it is always open 😀
Other applications and utilities
When I want to burn a CD / DVD, extract audio from them and others, because I use the best there is for this in GNU / Linux: K3B, and whoever says otherwise, does not know what U_U says
Easier Vokoscreen to create Screencast, LibreOffice y Calligra for office work (which I hardly ever do), KeepassX to manage my passwords, Virtualbox for my test servers and Cryptkeeper to hide the pr0n xDDD.
In the terminal I also frequently use:
- MC: To manage my files easily.
- Less: to move comfortably through the MAN
- RCConf: To control my demons
- Screen: To move processes to the background
- Corkscrew: For things that are not relevant now 😀
- Debmirror: To make my copies of repositories
- Rsync: Because it's the best there is.
- SSH: For obvious reasons.
- Wget: To download things
- IPCalc: For working with IPs
- HTop: To control resource consumption
- Nano y Vim: To edit files.
I don't think I have anything else left. And what do you use?