FOSS Software Recommendations

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This is a collection of Free and Open Source Software recommended by members of the community and attendees at SELF 2020.

Linux Software[edit]

CLI Utilities[edit]

  • Progress - coreutils viewer: show progress for cp, rm, dd, etc
  • ripgrep - Like grep -R, but faster. Written in Rust.


  • Finch - Open source console based messaging client.
  • KDE Connect - This is both a Linux desktop and an Andoid app which together provide features to integrate your workflow across devices.


  • Singularity - Open source container platform designed to be simple, fast, and secure.


  • Onboard - An on screen keyboard useful for tablet PC users and for mobility impaired users.



Android Software[edit]


  • K9 - Open source email app focussed on chewing through large volumes of email.

Package Managment[edit]

  • F-Droid - Open source Android app store.