Zim is an open source text editor that you can use to take down notes and gather your thoughts. Developed by the Zim Wiki Team, it is easy to use and powerful editor that lets you to set up and link wiki pages. If you're tired of the very basic notepad that comes with your OS, then give this a try.

Ubuntu One

Physical media is almost a history nowadays as more and more people are giving the CD and DVD amiss and backing up everything on cloud storage. So if you want to join the crowds but iCloud is not your thing, try out Ubuntu One. Developed by Ubuntu One, the quality of the app is guaranteed and so are the updates thanks to which the app works surprisingly good, without any hassles. Plus the entire sign-up and sign-in process is quick as 1-2-3.