Linux Mint’s Warpinator would be a great little utility that I think they should all include.
zstd compression/decompression support in whatever GUI-based archiving utility (such as Gnome’s “Archive Manager”) should also be included. Note: This isn’t a GUI app unto itself, but rather is the inclusion of a zstd-related package/library which Archive Manager makes use of behind the scenes to add the .zst support.
mousepad. It’s the only basic text editor that doesn’t try to be more than it’s supposed to be while still packing advanced features if you want them like multi-tab support, multi-line tabbing, line numbers, ect.
If i’d sneak in a bigger one. Krita should replace GIMP in all distros that ship a default graphics editor. It is not a different tool for a different job. It is simply a better tool.
Man I miss Notepad++! I’ve had it running in Wine before but the fonts never look quite right and there’s some rough edges. I’d be overjoyed with a Linux port, from my experience only mousepad has come close to the same ease of “replace all of X text in all open documents”. It’s a wierd quirk that it’s so difficult in Sublime/Atom/ect.
There’s a Linux spin-off named notepadqq that looks almost exactly the same but there’s a lot of missing features.
The fewer apps installed, the fewer security issues/patches. I spend too much time looking for apps that I don’t use that can be removed. It would be much easier to choose the apps that I do want installed as opposed to searching for what can be removed. But, I realize that this method is not the best for everyone.
Ok, if I had to pick one it would be Terminator, lol.