Ubuntu 15.04 — Productivity Apps

This is a continuation of my series of notes on my install of Ubuntu 15.04 on my laptop. The full list of posts is on this page. Previously, in the last post, I installed Internet utilities like Chrome and such.  In this post, I’ll install a couple of productivity apps that I use.

Bible Software

My choice for Bible reading/study is Xiphos. I simply installed it from the Software Center.

For the content, I simply restored my old “sword” folder: ~/.sword. If you are a first-time installer, you can get your content from the module manager: Edit > Module Manager.

As an alternative, you can use Bible Desktop or explore one of the other options.


LibreOffice comes pre-installed out of the box. It’s not the latest version though. To make sure that I have the latest version, I installed the latest repository:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

That installed version 5.
LibreOffice Version

I like to use the Android Impress Remote app with my slide shows. So, I went to options (Tools > Options), and enabled it. It’s under LibreOffice Impress > General.
Enabling the Impress Remote

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