Linux Applications

In “Accessories”, you can find the following software:



Archive Manager

Tool to view, create or extract archive files (zip, tar, ...)


A calculator

Character Map

A tool to easily copy and paste special characters (accentuation for instance)


A tool which shows you how your hard drives are partitioned.


A link to open the home directory in Nemo

Font Viewer

A tool to look at available fonts


A tool that shows a suitably formated document comparable to this document

Passwords and keys

Manage your passwords and encryption keys

Screen reader

Provides access to graphical desktop environment via synthesized speech and/or refreshable braille


A tool to take screenshots. You can also launch this with the “Print Scrn” key on your keyboard to take screenshots of the desktop, or with “ALT”+”Print Scrn” to take screenshots of the current window.


The Terminal

Text editor

Gedit, a text editor

Tomboy Notes

An application to take notes

USB Image Writer

A simple tool to write an iso to a usb drive

USB Stick Formatter

A simple tool to clean and format a usb drive

In “Education” you can find the following software:

In “Graphics” you can find the following software:



LibreOffice Math

Create and edit scientific formulas and equations



GIMP Image Editor

An application that lets you modify, convert or even create pictures. The best Linux equivalent to Photoshop.

Image Viewer

The Gnome Image Viewer

LibreOffice Draw

A graphics application


An application to view and organize your images

Simple Scan

A tool to capture images from a scanner

In “Internet” you can find the following software:



Firefox Web Browser

A Web browser

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An IRC chat program. It is configured by default to automatically connect you to the Linux Mint chat room (very useful if you want to talk to other Linux Mint users).

Pidgin Internet Messenger

An Internet Messenger (compatible with AIM, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, Google-Talk, GroupWise, ICQ, IRC, MSN, MySpaceIM, QQ, SIMPLE, Sametime, XMPP, Yahoo and Zephyr)

Thunderbird Mail

An Email application


A Torrent client.

In “Office” you can find the following software:



Document Viewer

A tool for viewing PDF's and other documents


A general starter for this office suite

LibreOffice Base

A database application

LibreOffice Calc

A spreadsheet application (alternative to Microsoft Excel and compatible with XLS)

LibreOffice Draw

A graphics application

LibreOffice Impress

A presentation application to make slides (alternative to Microsoft Powerpoint and compatible with PPT)

LibreOffice Math

A tool to create and edit Math formulas

LibreOffice Writer

A word processor (alternative to Microsoft Word and compatible with DOC.)

In “Sound & Video” you can find the following software:




A music application to play online radio, stream music from the Internet and online music services and to listen to your collection of music files (alternative to iTunes). Banshee also manages podcasts, portable players and can rip CDs.


A CD/DVD burning application. Brasero can also make audio CDs from multimedia files.


Totem video player

VLC media player

A video player, notorious for being able to play most video files available on the Web.