21 of the Best Free Linux Productivity Tools

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One of the essential ingredients to running a successful business is maintaining an advantage over your competition. Many different types of computer software can significantly enhance performance at the workplace, or in the home. A polished office suite, a reliable backup system, an intuitive desktop environment, even a welcome break from reality with an immersive game all have their part to play in helping users achieve their maximum potential.

However, this article focuses predominately on software that helps individuals organise their day, capture and retrieve information, and assist them fulfilling their various roles in life (whether as a parent, employer, employee, good neighbour etc), as well as streamlining the desktop.

To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 21 high quality Linux productivity tools. Hopefully, there will be something of interest for anyone who wishes to organise their daily life.

Now, let’s explore the 21 productivity tools at hand. For each title we have compiled its own portal page, providing a screenshot of the software in action, a full description with an in-depth analysis of its features, together with links to relevant resources and reviews.

Productivity Tools
ChandlerInnovative capabilities in calendar sharing to support workgroup collaboration
EvolutionIntegrated mail, addressbook and calendaring functionality
KontactUnites mature and proven applications
qOrganizerA general organizer
SpicebirdBased on Mozilla Thunderbird's code
BasKet Note PadsOrganizing, sharing, and taking notes
IncollectorInformation collector
NoteCaseHierarchical note manager
TomboyGNOME desktop note-taking application
BeagleSearch documents, chat logs, email and contact lists in a similar way to Spotlight
RecollPersonal full text search tool
TrackerObject database, extensible tag/metadata database, search tool and indexer
GNOME DoSpecify actions to perform on search results
LaunchyIndexes shortcuts and files
KatapultQuickly launch applications or open files
FreeMindVisualise ideas, projects, brainstorming, concepts, internet research
SemantikProduce complicated documents very quickly and efficiently
View Your MindStore and modify information in an intuitive way
SunbirdThe Mozilla Calendar application
YukakeDrop-down terminal emulator based on KDE Konsole technology
SpeedCrunchHigh precision and powerful desktop calculator

Read our complete collection of recommended free and open source software. The collection covers all categories of software.

The software collection forms part of our series of informative articles for Linux enthusiasts. There's tons of in-depth reviews, open source alternatives to proprietary software from large corporations like Google, Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, IBM, Cisco, Oracle and Autodesk. There are also fun things to try, hardware, free programming books and tutorials, and much more.
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