A whole world of apps
Ubuntu offers thousands of apps available for download. Most are available for free and can be installed with just a few clicks.
Play and stream your favorite songs, playlists and albums for free with Spotify.
The free instant messaging, voice or video calling service.
No other video player is compatible with as many different file formats.
Firefox Quantum is now 2x faster and 30% lighter than Chrome.
Team communication and collaboration in one place so you can get more done.
A hackable text editor for the 21st Century.
A fast, simple and secure web browser, built for the modern web.
PyCharm provides all the tools you need for productive Python coding.
A fast and secure desktop messaging app, perfectly synced with your mobile phone.
Create professional documents, spreadsheets and presentations on Ubuntu with LibreOffice, the open source office suite that’s compatible with Microsoft Office. That means you can open and edit files like Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations and share them with other users quickly and easily. You can also use Google docs directly from your desktop.
Ubuntu comes with Thunderbird, Mozilla’s popular email application, so you’ll have fast desktop access to your email. No matter which email services you use; Microsoft Exchange, Gmail, Hotmail, POP or IMAP, email just works.
Organise your photos
With Shotwell, you can quickly and easily import, organise, edit and view your pictures. And you can share your favourite snaps on all popular photo sites and social networks.
Edit and illustrate
Edit your photos or create professional illustrations and designs with tools like Gimp and Inkscape, available in the Ubuntu Software Centre.
Watch all your favourite content on Ubuntu with apps for playing, managing and sharing your videos. Edit your movies with PiTiVi and then watch them in Movie Player — or add VLC and OpenShot from the Ubuntu Software Centre, for compatibility with even more file formats.
An open source operating system
Our code is shared openly throughout the development cycle. We are transparent about our plans for future releases, so as a developer, hardware manufacturer, or OEM, you can work with us to start building Ubuntu applications and systems now.
Backed by Canonical
Canonical is the global software vendor that provides commercial, design and engineering support to the Ubuntu project. Today, our hardware enablement team supports the pre-installation of Ubuntu on more than 10% of all new PCs shipped, worldwide.