GNOME – nice desktop environment and very solid, elegant and easy to use. Every user has personal impressions and needs. Some monsters like a KDE is not a bad choice if you “need more”, but we just try to extend GNOME features with extensions. All extension tested on latest GNOME release – 3.18 (see review here). If I forgot some nice extension(s) – feel free to write about it in comments.
Time management – very important things for everyone. Pomodoro timer can help you to work faster: run timer -> do something -> stop and go to begin. Very helpful and must have tool.
Open Weather extension can help you to see current weather in one click. You can use GNOME Weather application, but this widget is more comfortable in my opinion. A personal API-key from Forecast.io is also needed.
Get more with standard Alt+Tab hotkey – opened window preview can help with navigation. This extension is also part of GNOME Classic Mode.
This extension add a category-based menu for all applications, also part of GNOME Classic Mode.
Auto Move Windows
Superb extension – Move applications to specific workspaces everytime when it opened.
Native Window Placement
More compact view of applications in overview.
Places Status Indicator
Add a new menu for fast navigation between mount points in the system. Extension you can find here.
Dash to Dock
Transfrom GNOME Dash (right on desktop) to dock(bottom). You can find it here.
This extension can help you to disable the screensaver and auto suspend in one click.
Show legacy tray on top panel.
Web Search Dialog
Search easy with GNOME Shell
Very nice widget to monitoring your CPU.
Drop Down Terminal
Drop down terminal toggled by a keystroke (the key above tab by default) for advanced users. Highly recommended.
Powerful tiling window extension.
Wikipedia Search Provider
Comfortable search in Wikipedia directly from GNOME Shell.
Show speed of your current internet connection.
Media Player Indicator
Easy access to the players control button
Project Hamster Extension
Easy access to control the multimedia players via top panel: Rhythmbox, Banshee, Clementine and others.
Numlock and Capslock access in one click.
On/off touchpad in one click.
A simple TODO list
Simple TODO list with task management.
Automatic wallpaper slideshow for GNOME Shell
Extended tool with many configuration options for screencasting.
Easy access to Trash files.
Extended alternative to standard Application Overview in GNOME
Easy access to system sensors. Lm-sensors tool is needed.
Faster speed of GNOME Shell animation
Advanced configuration of the Activities Button and Panel
Advanced volume control tool.
Tool for time setup before system shutdown.
Turn off Display
Turn off display with one click.
Text translation directly from GNOME Shell
Refresh Wifi Connections
Button to request for a network scan manually.
Note: some extensions don’t work in GNOME 3.18. Here is list of non-working, thanks to rand:
- Axe menu
- Text Translator
- Todo list
- Web Search Dialog
- Wikipedia Search Provider