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.
Lifesaver is a GNOME Screensaver that displays recent posts about Ubuntu on Twitter, Identi.ca, and FriendFeed. Since it performs automated searches of various unfiltered Internet resources, you may encounter language and opinions that are offensive to those of a sensitive disposition, or inappropriate in a workplace environment.
TaylorType is a program that speeds up the creation of LaTeX documents. It will compile any LaTeX document you give it with a single click. The emphasis is on a very lightweight and simple GUI. The only interaction happens in the system tray, with two file selectors and a checkbox.