Little-known titles from the world of free software

Some little-known programs

In the Linux field there are emblematic names such as Firefox, LibreOffice, VLC or Blender. But also There are little-known titles from the world of free software that are worth knowing and installing.

Many of them can be found in Snap, Flatpak or appimage format. Others must be found on sites like SourceForge or GitHub and installed manually. In those mentioned in this list, we include the installation ways.

Some little-known free software titles


If you used Windows, you surely know CCleaner, the tool that was used to delete all the residual files that accumulated with the use of the Microsoft operating system. BleachBit It performs a similar function by freeing up disk space and maintaining privacy by freeing the cache, deleting cookies, clearing Internet history, undoing temporary files, deleting logs, and discarding other unnecessary content.

In addition, it includes functions such as scattering files to prevent recovery, cleaning free disk space to hide traces of files deleted by other applications, and browser debugging to make it faster. In this case it works with Firefox, Chrome and Opera among others.

Version 4.5.1 (Still in beta) clears the cache of Gimp, Filezilla (An FTP client) and Microsoft Edge. Also in the default version of Firefox installed by default in Ubuntu (Snap Format) and in Thunderbird and Google Chrome installed from the Flatpak store. In KDE you can delete recent documents and start the deletion from the right-click menu.

The program can be installed from the FlatHub store with the command:
flatpak install
It is uninstalled with:
flatpak uninstall --delete-data org.bleachbit.BleachBit


In this case we have A program which we can probably find in the software center of our preferred distribution. It is a 256-color bitmap drawing application inspired by classic Commodore Amiga applications.

If you don't know what it is about, I'll tell you that A 256-color bitmap drawing application allows you to create and edit digital images built from a grid of pixels.  Each pixel corresponds to a specific color from a palette of 256 possible colors.

The result can be used for web graphics, digital art, and gaming scenarios among other uses.

This software, which includes many tools and effects, works with multiple video resolutions as long as they are supported by the graphics card, including: 320x200 to 1024x768, including most of the standard Amiga resolutions: 320x256, 320×512, 640×256 or 640×512,

Some features of the program:

  • Indexed color image editing. (The colors are obtained by mixing the colors on the palette.
  • Basic toolbar such as make, redo, circles, lines, text, boxes and brushes.
  • Other tools like splines, airbrush, gradient filled shapes and custom brushes.
  • It can be drawn at the same time with enlarged view or normal size.
  • Custom palette editor in RGB and HSL format.
  • Common palette generator to merge two images.
  • Reordering the palette without affecting the image.


To Capricorns, the idea that the position of the stars at the time of our birth can determine what we do or our future seems absurd. That's why we don't believe in horoscopes. But other signs do, and they will surely love This tool.

Zodiac is a horoscope generation program based on Western astrology using the Kerykeion specialized library. ANDThe program allows us to know the positions of the planets at home at a given time or print a birth chart.

Installs with:

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub
It is uninstalled with:
flatpak install flathub io.github.alexkdeveloper.zodiac
Do you use a program that very few people know about? Do you stick with the ones that come installed in your preferred distribution? Do you install programs manually or are you one of those who prefer not to leave the official repositories? Tell us in the comments form.

Of course, each person is free to do what they see fit with their computer, but let's agree that it is a shame not to take advantage of all the possibilities that free software offers us.

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