My top 5 Gnome Apps for writing tutorial or posts

GnomeThis article is just a memo to me because I see so many good software everyday, both for command line and with GUI, that is difficult to me to remember exactly the name so i could install it on the office pc at Hippo in Amsterdam or , viceversa, at home.

These are my most used apps for productivity

gnome screenshot screenshot


Screenshot is already there, at least it was with my gnome installation on Wheezy. It is very useful and it has been the first program i used once installed Debian on my macbook so i could document some stepps needed for certain installations and more.

gimp screenshot


Gimp (Gnu Image Manipulation Program) is a very old knowledge to me, but I’m always happy when i find it already installed tgether with gnome. It is a very good program even for small adjustments. And the newest releases are surprisingly fast compared to the past ones.



This program has to be installed with the command apt-get install recordmydesktop. With this program you will be able to capture video of your desktop with several capture option. You can choose to record a single window, the whole desktop or a custom area.

openshot video editor

Openshot Video Editor

Openshot Video Editor has to be installed with the command apt-get install openshot. It is basically very similar to I-movie except for the price. It’s obviously free as Open Source product. Very good for editing video tutorial. It support lot of features.

libre office writer

Libre Office Writer

This is what Gnome delivers as default word processor. I have to admin, compared to Open Office (the old choosen one) is a rocket. Is a very good choice for offline documents, because Gdrive is doing very well for online document and cloud storage in general.

Have a nice weekend. 

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Author: Giuseppe Urso

Giuseppe lives in Haarlem now with his shiny dog, Filippa In 1982 received his first home computer, a Commodore 64, followed by Datasette and a 1541 Floppy Disk Drive. In 1999 he installed his first Linux distro (LRH6). In 2006 he switched to Debian as favourite OS. Giuseppe Urso actively sustains the Free Software Fundation and his founder Richard Mattew Stallman, he speaks to people trying to convince them to join the fight now, and about how important is to use Free Software only. He has a job as Infra Specialist at Hippo Enterprise Java Cms an Open Source Enterprise class Content Management System, one of the coolest company ever, in Amsterdam. He's always ready to install Debian on other people computers for free.

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