1.Google Chrome - Fast, best browser for Ubuntu
Though Ubuntu 11.10 comes with Firefox that has improved a lot recently, Google's Chrome (Chromium in the Ubuntu Software Centre) still offers you the best and fastest browsing experience. The cutting edge features, plugins and other extras makes Google Chrome the best. To install chromium use software centre or the command:
sudo apt-get install chromium-browser
2. VLC - Best Video Player for Ubuntu
VLC is one of the most popular open source and cross-platform media player that can play almost all the formats available now. If you cant play a format in VLC, probably you cannot play it any other player. It is all-in-one video player. The movie player that comes default in Ubuntu will not support all the video formats. To install VLC, you can either use the software centre or use the command
sudo apt-get install vlc
3. Audacious - Best Music Player for Ubuntu
Though Ubuntu bundles with Banshee music player, Audacious is an easy to use audio player with a lot of cool features. It supports two interfaces GTK and Winamp / xmms and you can use Winamp like skins. Besides it supports a variety of effects plugins that gives a best audio experience from your Ubuntu box.
sudo apt-get install audacious
4. GIMP - Best Image Editor for Ubuntu
Most of linux users would agree that GIMP is the best image editor for Linux. It offers cool features like the Photoshop and lets you edit the images like a professional.
sudo apt-get install gimp
Skype has become an essential tool for communication these days. It comes with text, audio and video chat features and works out-of-the-box mostly.
sudo apt-get install skype
6. FileZilla - The Best FTP Client for Ubuntu
If you are a web developer, FileZille is the Best FTP client. FileZilla offers a clean GUI interface that allows you to upload, download or manage remote files hosted in web servers. It is a must have application for the web developers. FileZilla has the ability to to edit remote files in real time with your favourite code editor such as gedit.
sudo apt-get install filezilla
7. Shutter - The Best Screenshot app for Ubuntu
Shutter is a feature-rich screenshot application for Ubuntu. Shutter allows you to take a screenshot of a specific area, window, your whole screen, or even of a website – apply different effects to it, draw on it to highlight points, and then upload to an image hosting site, all within one window.
sudo apt-get install shutter
8. Thunderbird - Best mail client for Ubuntu
Thunderbird is a free email client application from Mozilla foundation. It is an easy to set up and customize application and loaded with great features. Ubuntu and many other linux distros come with Evolution as the default mail client. It is a cross platform app. Its features included migration assistant, email account set-up wizard, one-click address book, activity manager, attachment reminder and quick filter.
sudo apt-get install shutter
9. Gnome Do - Quick search app for Ubuntu
GNOME Do allows you to quickly search for many items present on your computer or the web, and perform useful actions on those items like launching an application or opening files. You can even search your contacts in the Instant Messaging Clinets and supports a variety of other features
sudo apt-get install gnome-do
10. Gwibber - Best microblogging client for Ubuntu
Gwibber supports almost all the famous social networking and micro blogging sites. You can get feeds and updates from Twitter, Facebook, Identi.ca, StatusNet, FriendFeed, Digg, Flickr and Qaiku. Gwibber provides a combined stream of all your messages and automatically shortens URLs when they are pasted.
sudo apt-get install gwibber