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10 Free Productivity Tools for Linux

Mar 18, 2010, 19:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier)


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"Common wisdom says that Linux lacks applications. Fortunately, the common wisdom is dead wrong on this, especially when it comes to productivity applications. Finding the applications, though, can be a challenge — so I've put together a list of 10 great, and free, productivity apps for the Linux desktop.

"Now, when I refer to "productivity tools," I'm talking about tools that go with time management, calendaring, note-taking, task-management and office tools. If you haven't been on Linux very long, you might not realize what a wide selection and variety of tools you have to choose from. This is by no means a fully exhaustive list, but a selection of tools for the Linux desktop that I've found useful over the years.

"Most Linux users have already discovered basic office tools via OpenOffice.org, KOffice, Gnumeric, and/or AbiWord for producing basic office documents — so I won't cover word processors and spreadsheets here. This is all about productivity utilities to fill out your personal toolbox. Let's get started with one of my personal favorites, Tomboy."

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