In prior years, this annual collection coated particular person apps. This yr, we’re all-in-one options along with methods to assist in 2021. Welcome to day 1 of 21 Days of Productivity in 2021.
When searching for instruments to be extra productive, it’s straightforward to cobble collectively a working assortment of purposes that just about, however simply do not fairly, play good collectively. In prior years, we’ve talked about particular person e mail purposes, calendaring purposes, note-taking purposes, and so forth. There are all the time bumps, although—locations the place it both takes customized scripts or difficult export/import steps to make a software work.
ElementaryOS is an entire desktop with an exquisite, purposeful, and productive setting.
ElementaryOS is a pay-what-you-want open supply challenge primarily based on the favored Ubuntu Linux distribution. The preliminary setup and set up shall be very acquainted to anybody who has put in Ubuntu previously. However, as soon as logged in, the expertise may be very completely different.
ElementaryOS makes use of the Gala window manager and the Pantheon shell. Both had been developed particularly for Elementary. Once put in, the desktop may be very minimal, and it solely offers a small variety of light-weight apps. These apps embody an online browser, terminal, mail consumer, and calendaring consumer. It additionally has an App Center that means that you can set up each free and business purposes curated by the Elementary staff.
The mail and calendar apps will look very acquainted since each have been utilized by different distributions for some time now. Mail began as a fork of Geary, and the calendar is named Maya different locations. Setup may be very straightforward for each. The two apps solely authenticate with a username/password by default, so customers who require two-factor authentication might want to undergo some additional steps. The interface is exceptionally light-weight and quick for each.
By default, ElementaryOS doesn’t embody a to-do listing or note-taking software. This scenario is the place the App Center comes into play. In the App Center, there’s a massive collection of purposes to fill the gaps. Two of the apps actually stand out. The first is Planner, a clear, light-weight to-do listing supervisor. It helps a number of lists, scheduled and recurring duties, tasks, and sub-projects. It can even sync with the favored Todoist on-line software, however that is not required.
The second app from the App Center is Notes-Up, a note-taking app that makes use of Markdown for wealthy textual content. It permits a consumer to create a number of notes in a number of notebooks and has each a “View” and “Edit” choice as a way to preview how the ultimate doc will look. Again, the app is quick, light-weight, and really minimalistic, holding with the general ElementaryOS feel and appear.
If you do not just like the default apps, Elementary is predicated on Ubuntu LTS, so all the Ubuntu app ecosystem is out there if that you must use different purposes. Overall, although, the ElementaryOS default offers a quick, light-weight, and environment friendly desktop to maintain you productive within the new yr.