5 Top Apps For Ubuntu 13.04 and Things To Do After Installing

I love lists. I love reading lists and I love sharing them. And here is one more adding to our list of lists. We have been sharing some interesting stuff on Ubuntuwhich includes lists, tips & tricks, apps and much more.

And in this post, we would sharing a list of some top apps for Ubuntu 13.04, yes, this post is on the latest Ubuntu release. The Ubuntu app market is very huge but the fact that it has not got a very huge user base makes it a less popular deal.

Since you have landed on to this post, I am assuming that you are an Ubuntu fan or a potential Ubuntu fan. In any case, you are looking for some top apps for your Ubuntu machine, and this post would help to learn about such apps.

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5 Top Apps For Ubuntu 13.04 – Things To Do After Ubuntu Is Installed

CPU / Memory Indicator

I am not sure how useful it is, but I have come across a good number of Ubuntu users who look for a light weight CPU / Memory indicator. By firing the below commands, an applet would get installed which would be located at the top panel mentioned details like CPU, Memory, Data, Swap, Load, Disk I/O. Below are the commands that are to be triggered on terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:indicator-multiload/stable-daily

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install indicator-multiload

Get Restricted Ubuntu Extras

When Ubuntu is installed, there are so many things which are restricted. There is an easy way to get those extras. To get it done, all you need to do is launch terminal and hit the below command:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras


There are times when you try to install the package from the command line and it fails. Then you spend your time on Google to see if there is a fix to it. In such cases, it is recommended to use GDebi as its unwrapping the packages that fail while they are installed using command prompt. You can find it in Ubuntu Software Center


This is one of the best (or may be THE BEST) social networking desktop app for Ubuntu. If you are a social networking buff, and an Ubuntu user, this free app is highly recommended. Its a one stop for accessing, Twitter, Facebook, Digg, Flickr, Digg, FriendFeed, StatusNet and few more social networks. With a combined stream for all the messages, it offers an incredible centralized platform to manage all your social networking accounts.

Update Ubuntu Repositories

Unlike the installation of other operating systems, first thing you should after the installation of any Ubuntu installation is to update its repositories. Now there are two ways to do that. Below are they:

  • Launch Software Updater from Unity Dash. This would automatically check and install the required updates
  • Launch terminal and hit the below command:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

 We will soon hit back with another installment of must have ones for Ubuntu 13.04

Filed under: Linux
June 19, 2013 by: Prasanth Chandra

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