This question is an attempt to preempt other questions asking for recommendations of software packages that meet some vague or general requirement X.
Questions like (please add more, so this can be found):
Is there a good linux application for X?
I don't think such questions should be asked here for several reasons:
- Such lists are essentially moving targets. Software may be abandoned or replaced by the Next Hot Thing™, but SE-Questions, once answered, stay answered.
- SE offers voting but not much more in terms of structured meta info about software projects (Licenses, status, popularity, programming language, OS compatibility, …)
- While I find it commendable that SE sites want to be the definitive source on subject FOO, there are other, well established sites that do a better job with this particular problem and duplicating that effort poorly would help nobody.
Please consider closing questions that ask for "a good linux application that does X" as duplicates of this one.