Home Office Applications

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  1. Libre Office ( a multipurpose office suite)
  2. Thunderbird (e-mail client)
  3. Evolus Pencil (Workflows and Schematics)


Libre Office

LibreOffice is a free software office suite comparable to and compatible with Microsoft Office and can be used on Windows. Its developers’ goal is to produce a vendor-independent office suite with ODF support and without any copyright assignment requirements. To install the latest version you need to add another repository.

Open the Terminal [CTRL]-[ALT]-[T] and paste the following line, then hit enter
sudo apt-get install libreoffice

For libreoffice extensions and add-ons you can visit this site


thunderbird email

If your looking for a robust fast Outlook/Outlook express replacement, that manages your mail archives and web mail off-line, thunderbird will meet your needs. elementary OS has a pre-installed e-mail client “geary” which is minimalistic. You may want try Geary Mail if your needs are simple before adding thunderbird.

Open the Terminal [CTRL]-[ALT]-[T] and paste the following line, then hit enter
sudo apt-get install thunderbird xul-ext-calendar-timezones xul-ext-lightning

evolus pencil

When it comes to producing GUI prototypes, flowcharts, and other business diagrams, Microsoft’s Visio is often the go-to tool on the Windows platform. The Mac also has applications like the excellent Axure and OmniGraffle. When it comes to Linux, Evolus Pencil is the best for creating quality images quickly and easily. The installation method is slightly different but well worth the effort. note: evolus pencil needs Firefox to be installed to run

First we need to install the gdebi installer.

open the Terminal [CTRL]-[ALT]-[T] and paste the following line, then hit enter
sudo apt-get install gdebi

Next, download the needed .DEB file – evoluspencil_2.0.5_all.deb here.

After the download is complete, locate this file in your files > home > downloads folder right click and install with gdebi installer.

You can also just use the Terminal to install the app, without the need for the gdebi installer.

open the Terminal [CTRL]-[ALT]-[T] and paste the following line, then hit enter
sudo dpkg -i evoluspencil_2.0.3_all.deb

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