One of the best parts about an open-source operating system is the open-source community. Countless wonderful software projects have been made by awesome people who wanted to contribute to Unix or who wanted something impressive on their resume, and we all get to benefit from it. Here I'll post every package I've found useful and recommend installing on a Unix system. Since I'm a FreeBSD user, I'll be calling them by their FreeBSD package names, which might be different on other systems. Trident or a lot of Linux distros probably have a lot of these preinstalled.

Basic terminal utilities

Window manager and main graphical applications


Resources and monitoring

Misc CLI utilities

Hardware and filesystems

Media and file formats

Art production tools

X utilities

Programming and miscellany