Ubuntu After Install

Automated installation a lot of useful extra software on Ubuntu after the initial desktop install. 

This program installs a collection of some of the best Ubuntu software and can be considered to be one of the top things to do after installing Ubuntu.

Selecting and Installing all the extra software on a new Ubuntu computer can be time consuming. I wanted to automate the process on new machines as well as simplify the installation for new users. All comments and improvements are very welcome as this is purely a personal project at this point and must be considered a work in progress.

The application will install the latest versions of all software listed below as well as add the required PPA's to keep the software up to date.

* Update March 2016 : 180 000+ downloads and counting.

Extra Software Installed:

Ubuntu Restricted Extras video codecs and Flash Plugin

libdvdcss to enable DVD playback 

Unity Tweak Tool to tweak your desktop settings

Numix Circle Icons to add style to your desktop
Variety is a feature rich wallpaper changer for Ubuntu
My Weather Indicator for local weather information

Google Chrome is arguably the best browser available  

Tor Browser for anonymous internet browsing

LibreOffice is the complete open source Office software replacement  

Telegram Messenger for private messaging
Skype offers text, voice and video chat
Pidgin all in one instant messenger
DropBox will sync your DropBox cloud storage 
VLC will play any video file you can imagine  
KODI is a complete home media center experience
Radio Tray will stream online radio to your desktop 
Spotify for your music streaming needs
GIMP is powerful image editing software  
Darktable allows photographers to process RAW files
Inkscape is vector based illustration and graphics editor
Scribus professional quality desktop publishing software
OpenShot is a great video editor ideal for most users 
Kdenlive for more advanced video editing 
Handbrake to convert DVD's and videos for mobile devices
Audacity for music and sound editing 
Steam gaming platform for unlimited gaming joy on Linux 
KeePass to store all your passwords securely
Shutter allows you to do easy screenshots 
FileZilla  for FTP file up- and downloads
BleachBit for secure file and history delete
Samba allows for windows network sharing
PDF Tools to merge, cut, append and edit PDF documents
p7zip adds the powerful 7zip file compression and decompression
Oracle Java 7 ads full Java software support
Atom is a great code editor from GitHub
Brackets for web development originally by Adobe

For more information on these programs visit the software selection page


  • OPTION 1: Add the Ubuntu After Install PPA to your software sources and install Ubuntu After Install. Open a terminal window and enter:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:thefanclub/ubuntu-after-install
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-after-install
  • OPTION 2: Download the Ubuntu After Install application directly (download link at bottom of page). Double click on the downloaded .deb file to Install the application using the Ubuntu Software Center or manually with dpkg -i from the command line.
  • Once installed search Ubuntu Dash for Ubuntu After install and start the application.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions (see screenshots below)


  • Ubuntu 12.04 or later Desktop installed.
  • NOTE : With newer releases of Ubuntu some of the items might not be available yet and will not be installed. You can install these items later when newer versions are released.

Using Ubuntu After Install

  • Start the application from the dash by searching for Ubuntu After Install.
  • Follow the on screen instructions.

  • Select the software you would like to install and click Install Now to begin.

  • Once you have started the install process be very patient as the installation will take a while to complete
  • Once an application has been installed successfully it will be marked with green dot as shown below.
  • If there is a problem with the install of an application, or if it is not available for your version of Ubuntu it will be marked with a red dot.
  • It is not a good idea to stop or interrupt the install process once it has begun.

  • Software that has already been installed will not be selected by default, but you can select these items to re-install or upgrade the software to the latest versions.
  • Software marked with an orange dot will be re-installed / upgraded.