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Must Have Ubuntu Apps In 2018

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Insight: List Of Must Have Ubuntu Apps In 2018 For Ubuntu 18.04

There are plenty of application available for ubuntu in the market . Either you can download them directly from the ubuntu software center or from the various external sources. In this post, we are going to write about some of the must have ubuntu apps in 2018.

List Of Must Have Ubuntu Apps In 2018.


One of the most drawback of using linux based distros is not having access to proper image editing application. Though there is not any proper image processing application like photoshop in linux, there is one application called GIMP which is an useful image editing application. GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. GIMP is a cross-platform image editor available for GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows and more operating systems. It is free software.

install gimp

Install GIMP using terminal:

$ sudo apt-get install gimp


2) Shotcut

Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform video editor. It supports hundreds of audio and video formats and codecs too. It even supports frame accurate seeking supported for many video formats.

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How To Install Shotcut In Ubuntu

You can easily install Shotcut via snap.  Use the below command to install shotcut using snap

snap install shotcut --classic

Some of the features of shotcut:

  • Support for the latest audio and video formats thanks
  • Supports popular image formats such as BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, SVG, TGA, TIFF as well as image sequences
  • No import required – native timeline editing
  • Frame-accurate seeking for many formats
  • Multi-format timeline: mix and match resolutions and frame rates within a project
  • Webcam capture
  • Audio capture
  • Support for 4K resolutions
  • Network stream playback (HTTP, HLS, RTMP, RTSP, MMS, UDP)
  • Frei0r video generator plugins (e.g. color bars and plasma)
  • Color, noise, and counter generators
  • EDL (CMX3600 Edit Decision List) export
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3) WineHQ

Wine is useful application which let you to use windows based application in linux operating system. Wine is a capable of running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant operating systems, such as Linux, macOS, & BSD.

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How To Install WineHQ On Ubuntu

Installing WineHQ packages On Ubuntu

At first, you need to enable 32 bit architecture for 64 bit system :

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

Now, Add repository:

wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/Release.key
sudo apt-key add Release.key
sudo apt-add-repository https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/

Now, update your packages:

sudo apt-get update

To install Stable Branch package:

sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-stable

To install Development Branch package:

sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-devel

4) ClamAV

ClamAV is a free linux antivirus available for download. According to the developer, it is an open source anti-virus engine for detecting trojans, viruses, malware & other malicious threats.

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5) Steam

If you are gamer and Ubuntu user then Steam is one of the must have application in ubuntu. There are plenty of steam based game available to play.

install steam in ubuntu

Install Steam In Ubuntu

sudo add-apt-repository multiverse
sudo apt-get install steam

6) Sublime Text Editor

If you are a programmer and ubuntu user then sublime text editor is one of the must have application for ubuntu.

install sublime in ubuntu

Install Sublime Text via the official apt repository:

You need to install the GPG key:

wget -qO - https://download.sublimetext.com/sublimehq-pub.gpg | sudo apt-key add -

Ensure apt is set up to work with https sources:

sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https

Select the channel to use:

echo "deb https://download.sublimetext.com/ apt/stable/" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/sublime-text.list
echo "deb https://download.sublimetext.com/ apt/dev/" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/sublime-text.list

Update apt sources and install Sublime Text
<pre”>sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sublime-text

7) Gnome Tweaks

Previously known as Tweak Tool, it’s a similar like a Unity Tweak tool. You can use this tool to tweak your Gnome desktop environment.

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Gnome Tweaks is available in Ubuntu software repository. You can easily install it using the following command :

sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool

8) VLC Media Player

VLC is a popular name among the windows users as it is one of the light media player available in the market. Right after installing Ubuntu 18.04, you can install this media player so that you can play any audios or movies in an efficient way.

Download VLC media player using the following source:

Download VLC Media Player For Ubuntu


9) SimpleScreenRecorder

SimpleScreenRecorder is a simple screen recording or desktop session recording application for linux.

Install SimpleScreenRecorder In Ubuntu

This application is available for Ubuntu via PPA. Run the following commands in a terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:maarten-baert/simplescreenrecorder
sudo apt update
sudo apt install simplescreenrecorder

10) Skype

Skype is one of the most popular messaging application. The official Skype app is now available as a Snap app and good news is that it is maintained and updated by Skype ( Microsoft). Meanwhile, You can install skype on Ubuntu in many ways.

-You can easily install skype via ubuntu software centre.

– You can install skype via snap with the following command:

sudo snap install skype --classic

Well, this much for now. Let us know if there is any important must have application that we should mentioned.