Nudge is nice little app that lets you set reminders in Ubuntu easily and intuitively. Reminders will appear as a notification at previously scheduled times. Nudge is really good when it works. Do the following in Terminal to install Nudge in Ubuntu 12.04 and let us know what you think.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:the-ninja-circus/nudgeremind sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nudge
One of the many controversial decisions by Canonical during the last release cycle was to change the default Launcher action to never-hide from auto-hide. Unity Launcher Toggle is a simple app indicator for toggling the Unity launcher mode (fixed or autohide). Just do the following in Terminal to install it and launch the app from Unity dash after installation.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:napdivad/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install unity-launcher-toggle
blubPhone is a very interesting concept. It lets you send SMS to your contacts (support for only Android based devices at the moment) directly from your Ubuntu. It even shows the entire contact list from your Android phone. The SMS will appear as if they were sent directly from your mobile phone. They even appear in your list of sent SMS on your phone.
- Now install the blubPhone application for Ubuntu by doing the following in Terminal. Rest is self-explanatory.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:markus-lanner/blubphone sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install blubphone
XKCD is fun and browsing XKCD comics endlessly using a native app is even more fun. I don’t know why there ain’t no maximize window option by default, otherwise the app is just cool.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:brianrobles204/xkcd-browser sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install xkcd-browser
Webbar lets you scan barcodes using your webcam. Simply start the app and place the barcode in-front of your webcam. If it reads the barcode successfully, a notification pops up saying “barcode successfully read and copied to clipboard”. That’s about it.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lukasrms/webbar sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install webbar
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:baszczewski/qtiko sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install qtiko
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cooperjona/lightread sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install lightread
RedThat is a simple Reddit client for Ubuntu. RedThat may not be as fluid or functional as LightRead, it still get the work done. As you can see, I had to do a fair amount of scrolling (both vertically and horizontally) to use it properly in my netbook, won’t recommend it for smaller screen devices. To install RedThat, do the following in Terminal.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:robinj/gtkreddit sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install gtkreddit
Fogger is an interesting new idea. Fogger turns your cloud app into a regular Ubuntu desktop app. Fogger acts as a bridge between web apps and the Ubuntu desktop. Sounds crazy enough for you I hope. It actually works real well too. Try it out for yourself.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:loneowais/fogger sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install fogger
Postman is a simple app with an impressive new UI to batch upload images to popular websites and services like Ubuntu One and Flickr. UI is the highlight here.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:schumifer/postman sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install postman
MyAgenda is your personal note taking app with capability for setting reminders. Again, simple app, brilliant UI. Hope it gets Google calendar integration soon.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:piotr-zagawa/ma2 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install myagenda
GWoffice is a desktop interface to Google Drive, mainly Docs. It offers basic syncing functionality for offline use and tight integration with your Ubuntu desktop. Worth a try for heavy Google Docs users. Follow the steps.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tombeckmann/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install gwoffice
NitroShare lets you share files with another computer on LAN using a simple drag and drop action. Haven’t tried it myself yet though (don’t have a LAN setup), but NitroShare is receiving rave reviews from users. And don’t worry, it has a windows client too.
Cookety is a simple recipe manager and cooking timer application for Ubuntu. Not much of a cooking fan myself, this app has been included based on user reviews in other popular sites.
- Download Cookety DEB file and double-click to install it.
Download Monitor do just that, monitor your bandwidth usage (has graphs showing historic monthly, daily and hourly usage). Especially useful for people like me who use an “unlimited” broadband connection with a data cap. While you go for Linux installation fests and stuff, this is one application a lot of people ask for, at least in this part of the world. Well, here it is.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:duncanjdavis/download-monitor-dev sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install download-monitor
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cooperjona/nitrotasks sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nitrotasks
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