gPodder is a Podcast receiver/catcher written in Python and pyGTK. It manages podcast feeds for you, and automatically downloads all podcasts from as many feeds as you like. If you are interested in Podcast feeds, simply put the feed URLs into gPodder and it will download all episodes for you automatically. If there is a new episode, it will get it for you. It supports download resume, if the server supports it.
Laptop Mode Tools allows you to control various power management settings based on AC/battery power state. Among other things, it controls Linux's "Laptop Mode" feature that allows your hard drive to spin down for extended periods. It can also control CPU frequency scaling and screen blanking timeouts (both terminal and X). It supports automatic hibernation when battery is low.
im-chooser is a GUI frontend application featured with IMSettings to choose the input method you want to use. It can also disable input methods entirely on the desktop. This allows you to pick an input method and switch it on demand without restarting either your applications or your desktop.
The GNOME NetworkManager is a set of co-operative tools that make networking simple and straightforward. Whether wireless or wired, NetworkManager allows you to quickly move from one network to another: once a network has been configured and joined once, it can be detected and re-joined automatically at a later date. It was designed to auto-detect as much information as possible, seamlessly switches connections when necessary, and provides immediate feedback of the network state to users and applications.
Activity Manager is a project management tool that is simple to use, lightweight, and very efficient and customizable. It features collaborators repository administration, tasks repository administration, contributions management (activity management), and an extensible report facility (with built in templates). It allows you to build and maintain a hierarchical task tree. It is based on a database with a very simple model that allows quickly building custom reports through the report facility or through simple SQL requests.
SpeechLion is a speech recognition application for desktop command and control. It is based on the Sphinx-4 recognizer, and it allows the user to control the Linux desktop using simple spoken commands. Some example commands are "browse google", "mouse click", "next window", "show help", and "volume mute". SpeechLion recognizes high-level commands for Web browsing via Firefox, simple Emacs usage, window control, volume control, and more. It also has low-level commands for ad-hoc keyboard shortcuts and mouse actions.