Gimmie ultimate desktop organizer for Linux

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Over the last few years concept of desktop organizer software applications becomes quite popular. This software application automatically create organizational structures from desktop content from heterogeneous types of content including email, files, contacts, companies, RSS news feeds, photos, music, chat sessions and much more


Gimmie is a unique desktop organizer for Linux. It’s designed to allow easy interaction with all the applications, contacts, documents and other things you use every day. Gimmie can be run either as a stand-alone application or added as a GNOME Panel applet.

From the project home page:

A lot of thought has been put into Gimmie to avoid some pitfalls that exist in other desktop navigation systems. Gone is the application-centric view that’s common Microsoft Windows and Apple OSX. Most people only run a handful of applications regularly, so why make them the central topic of your computer screen?

Instead, Gimmie uses an innovative tabs-based approach to categorize everything on your computer. Not just the applications you have installed. You can quickly find friends, documents, computers on the network, notes, music, and just about everything else in a few clicks.

How do I install gimmie?

Gimmie can be installed using apt-get under Debian / Ubuntu Linux:
$ sudo apt-get install gimmie
# apt-get install gimmie

Once gimmie software is installed you can access gimmie from Gnome panel applet or as standalone dock.
Gimmi as standalone dock

Gimmie in action
gimmie from Gnome panel applet
(click to enlarge animated gif)

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Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin, DevOps engineer, and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. Get the latest tutorials on SysAdmin, Linux/Unix and open source topics via RSS/XML feed or weekly email newsletter.

3 comment

  1. Hey that looks really interesting. Why have never heard of it before? You never stop coming across cool software when you use Linux. Gotta love it.

    I’ll submit this to for you so that other people can see it too. It’s like digg but just for free software. You should probably add FSD it! links to your articles too. I’m sure I’ll be submitting more of your stuff.


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