I’m currently running Ubuntu 10.04, and will update to 11.04 in a week. Since I started using Ubuntu over a year and half ago I’ve found a few apps that I now absolutely cannot live without. Here is my attempt at listing most of them, in no particular order:-
tig: Text based gui for browsing git repos.
ddd: For when command line gdb is just not enough. Used it extensively during my CS 241 course, especially for the programming assignment in which we had to implement malloc(); pointer arithmetic can get messy quickly 🙂
gvim: I’m a huge (g)vim fan! I adore this colorscheme, and you should also get this for painless folder navigation within (g)vim.
Dropbox: Ever since my old laptop died on me and I lost all my data, I’ve started to become super cautious with regards to backing data up. That’s where Dropbox comes in and simplifies my life. I’m a huge fan of their service and the way syncing with multiple devices works so seamlessly.
vlc: for when you need your media fix.
Ubuntu Tweak: makes customizing your Ubuntu setup a breeze.
Cheese Webcam Booth: My choice for a webcam software.
xpad: Allows you to put sticky notes on your desktop, very similar to the notes widget in Windows 7
Faenza icon set: It’s pretty. Oh, so pretty.
htop: It’s like top. But better.
That’s all I can think of right now. I’m petty sure I’m missing a few so I’ll be editing this post as and when I think of something.