5 Best & Useful Indicator Applets For Ubuntu


Indicator applets for ubuntu are pretty useful and they come in handy when needed and there is no doubt that you’ll love the flexibility and usability they provide in daily life. So, today stugon shares some of the best & useful indicator applets for your ubuntu machines.

Actually, this list is not limited in anyway as there are lots of awesome applets and Its a hard time for me to choose just five of them. Also, please note that some of the app indicators may not be available in ubuntu official repositories and you may have to search & launch the app from dash after the installation.

Useful Indicator Applets For Ubuntu

System Load Monitor

This applet lets you monitor your system performance on your unity panel itself. It has the ability to show your CPU activity in a graph style and it can show more than one resource type at the same time. To do that, all you have to do is to tweak the preferences. To install it, follow the command below..


sudo apt-get install indicator-multiload

Classic Menu

If you are tired of using dash, then you can get the old GNOME-2 style classic menu on your unity panel. This is pretty handy if you love to have all your programs at your mouse pointer. Use the commands below to install classic menu indicator.


sudo apt-add-repository ppa:diesch/testing 
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install classicmenu-indicator

Recent Notifications

Oops, you missed a notification from ubuntu as you are away form your machine!!! No problem, you can tackel this using the recent notifications indicator. This indicator helps you view all your notifications that pass through the notification daemon. Use the command below to install recent notifications indicator.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jconti/recent-notifications 
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install indicator-notifications

Hardware Sensors

This is one of my most favourite, This app is capable of showing the information regarding your hardware stuff like temperature & fan speed, etc. Use the commands below to install hardware sensors indicator.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexmurray/indicator-sensors 
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install indicator-sensors

Weather Indicator

Last but not least, Weather indicator provides you with the latest and updated weather information right on your ubuntu unity panel. To install weather indicator use the commands below.


sudo apt-get install indicator-weather

Note: If the above command doesn’t work for you then you can use the alternate ppa to installe weather indicator.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:weather-indicator-team/ppa 
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install indicator-weather

That’s all there is guys, If you think I missed any awesome indicator apps then share it via comments.