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An Awesome List of Apps & Resources for elementary OS

It is barely up to a day since I put up a positive review of elementary OS which is well deserved because it has come a long way from what it was 2 years ago when FossMint checked it out.

The good news I’ve got for you today is that the developers have published a page on GitHub that contains “curated list of awesome applications, tools and shiny things for elementary OS”.

They are grouped into categories for easy selection, are all open source, and clicking on the green tick icons will direct you to the app on elementary OS’s AppCenter.

The resource links include guides, community shortcuts, documentation, etc.

Applications

Audio

  • Cozy – A modern audio book player ✅
  • eRadio – A minimalist radio player
  • Metronome – A simple click ✅
  • Melody – A music player to play local music files, online radios and Audio CD’s ✅
  • Tranqil – Enjoy chilling sounds of nature ✅
  • Vocal – A modern Podcast Client ✅

Accessories

  • Cipher – Encode and decode text ✅
  • Clipped – Manage your clipboard without any hassle
  • Desktop Folder – Bring your desktop back to life ✅
  • Lottery – Determine who will be the winner ✅
  • Monitor – Manage and monitor your system’s processes and resources ✅
  • Wammer – Jam your WiFi network like a pro ✅
  • Webpin – Pin your favorite websites to your desktop ✅

Chat

  • Relay – A bespoke IRC client for elementary OS

Customization

  • AppEditor – Customize application menus ✅
  • Configurator – A stylish dconf editor for elementary OS
  • elementary tweaks – The perfect customization tool for elementary OS

Development

  • Alias – Simplify your commands ✅
  • elementary IDE – An unofficial elementary OS (Vala) oriented IDE
  • GraphUI – Graph Visualization ✅
  • PHP Tester – Test your PHP code easily ✅
  • Sequeler – Friendly SQL Client ✅
  • Snaptastic – Manage all your snap apps ✅
  • URM Simulator – Unlimited programming potential ✅
  • ValaCompiler – A simple GUI for Valac ✅
  • Web Watcher – Monitor how your websites operate for abnormalities ✅
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Design

  • Color Picker – Increase your productivity with this intuitive Color Picker ✅
  • Lookbook – Browse and locate system icons
  • Swatches – Store various colors in one place ✅

Email

  • elementary-nylas – Personalize Nylas N1 desktop email client with elementary OS-style themes
  • elementary Thunderbird – Thunderbird modified for elementary OS

Games

  • Gnonograms – Create and solve gnonogram puzzles ✅
  • Sudoku – The number that is alone ✅

Graphics

  • Ciano – An easy-to-use multimedia file converter ✅
  • Foto – A simple image viewer and album manager
  • Image Optimizer – A simple image optimizer for elementary OS ✅

Productivity

  • Agenda – A simple, slick, speedy, no-nonsense task manager ✅
  • Footnote – A beautiful, swift, and simple elementary-styled note-taking app
  • Go For It – A stylish to-do list with a built-in productivity timer
  • Hourglass – An elementary OS-styled clock app ✅
  • MarkMyWords – A clutter-free markdown editor
  • Notes Up – A Markdown notes editor & manager ✅
  • Spice-up – For creating beautiful presentations
  • Palaura – A verbose dictionary ✅
  • Planner – An intuitive tool for tasks and project management ✅
  • Pushy – A Pushbullet client for elementary OS ✅
  • Quilter – A clutter-free writing app ✅
  • Stickies – A simple sticky notes app
  • Tomato – An elementary OS-designed Pomodoro app ✅
  • Writer – elementary OS’ own word processor

Others

  • Bookworm – A simple ebook reader ✅
  • FeedReader – A modern RSS client for existing web-based RSS accounts
  • Torrential – A stylish torrent downloader ✅
  • Wallpaperize – Easily beautify any oddly-sized wallpaper ✅
  • Webby – Browse the web in style

Social

  • Birdie – A beautiful speedy Twitter client designed for elementary OS

Sharing

  • Dropbox for elementary OS

Utilities

  • Coin – An applet for tracking the virtual currencies in real-world currency value ✅
  • Eidete – A simple app for screencasts
  • Eddy – A simple Debian package installer for elementary OS ✅
  • Elements – A periodic table of all the elements in the universe! ✅
  • Exchange – A nifty currency converter ✅
  • Lottery – Can you predict who will be the winner? ✅
  • Meteo – Monitor weather forecasts complete with data and maps ✅
  • NaSC – Solve math questions like a normal person ✅
  • Nutty – Get essential information concerning your network and related aspects ✅
  • Taxi – A specialised FTP client for elementary OS
  • Translator – An efficient language translator for elementary OS ✅
  • Web Watcher – Know when your websites are misbehaving ✅
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Theming

  • elementaryPlus – elementaryPlus is a community maintained addition to elementary OS’s default icon theme
  • elementary X – Original elementary theme with some tweaks and OS X window controls
  • Uratau Icons – Icons to stylize third-party icons with the elementary appearance

Application Development

Official

  • Code Style
  • elementary Developer Guide
  • Human Interface Guidelines

Third party

  • Create an elementary OS app with GTK & Vala
  • elementary OS dev book – A guide to help you build apps for elementary OS

Vala

  • The Vala tutorial
  • Valadoc – Vala’s official documentation
  • Vala tutorial
  • Vala for C# Programmers
  • Vala for Java Programmers

Official Resources

  • Official Site
  • Official Medium
  • Official Twitter
  • Official Facebook

Community

  • #elementaryos – hashtag on Twitter
  • elementary OS on Google+
  • elementary OS on StackExchange
  • elementary OS subreddit
  • elementary OS forum
  • elementary OS on DeviantArt
  • elementary OS on slack – elementary OS’ Slack community

Configuration guides

  • elementary-os-first-steps – First steps for configuring a fresh installed eOS
  • Ultimate-elementary-os – Easy installation of software after clean install

There you have it!

Have you got other resourceful links to add to the list? Your contributions are welcome in the comments section below.

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