Neat KDE Applications you probably did not know about.
There is so much great Free Software out there, you just cannot know every tool, application or program worth more than a quick look. But luckily, members of the community centering around GNU/Linux are here to hint you to the real jewels you might have missed otherwise ;)
Let me be one of those friendly fellows today, and introduce you to one of my dearest little helpers, conceived to be run as a part of the K Desktop Environment: Katapult
So what's the fuzz about? What can this Katapult-thingie do for you? Well, a lot of neat things:
Once installed and running, you interact with Katapult by pressing [ALT] + [SPACE] (of course you can remap this binding, according to your personal preference), and start typing...
Katapult is an application for KDE, written in C++, designed to allow faster access to applications, bookmarks, and other items. It is plugin-based, so it can launch anything that is has a plugin for. Its display is driven by plugins as well, so its appearance is completely customizable. It was inspired by Quicksilver for OS X.
Say, I hit Katapult's bind, followed by the letters "kon", i'll be presented with a semi-transparent overlay on my desktop, posing "konsole" in its center - once I hit [ENTER], "konsole", KDE's terminal emulator, fires up. This works with programs recorded in your K Menu, directories in your ~, bookmarks in Konqueror, many things in amarok, and - because of Katapult's nature of exentsibility via plug-ins, many, many other things not yet thought of, too.
Well, head over to the KDE-Apps.org page, or, better yet, fetch it from your distro's package manager's repositories to give it a try. I bet you won't regret doing so :)
PS: You're welcome to present your very favourite program in this topic as well, of course ;)