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In this page we will introduce 22 application indicators that you can install under Ubuntu 12.04/11.10 with Unity enabled. An application indicator is a small program that appears on your top panel of Ubuntu. If you have more interesting indicators that are not mentioned in this list, you can include them in the comment form given below.

1. ClassicMenu Indicator


Get a classic Gnome application menu on your top panel.

Installation:

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

Start it from the Unity Dash or run this command from the terminal:

classicmenu-indicator

2. Weather Indicator


Display weather information of your city or country in the top panel.

Installation:

sudo apt-get install indicator-weather

3. Google Task Indicator


This indicator will display your latest 10 tasks on the top bar of Ubuntu.

Installation:

sudo apt-get install google-tasks-indicator

4. Calendar Indicator 


Display your Google Calendar events on the top panel of Ubuntu.

Installation:

sudo apt-get install calendar-indicator

5. Touchpad Indicator



This indicator will help you enable/disable your laptop touchpad on the top panel.

Installation:

sudo apt-get install touchpad-indicator

6. Ubuntu One Indicator



This indicator displays the status of your Ubuntu One account on the top bar.

Installation:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rye/ubuntuone-extras
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-ubuntuone

7. System Monitor Indicator


Display system device information on the top panel.

Installation:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:indicator-multiload/stable-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-multiload

8. Indicator-Sysmonitor


Installation (Ubuntu 11.10):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexeftimie/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-sysmonitor

For Ubuntu 12.04, install with these commands:

sudo apt-get install python-psutil


wget -O indicator-sysmonitor_0.3.1_all.deb http://goo.gl/NbzxZ


sudo dpkg -i indicator-sysmonitor_0.3.1_all.deb

9. Hardware Sensors Indicator


Dsiplay temperatures of your hard disk, cpu, etc.

Installation (Ubuntu 11.10):

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

For ubuntu 12.04:

wget -O indicator-sensors_0.1-1_i386.deb http://goo.gl/268Jo


sudo dpkg -i indicator-sensors_0.1-1_i386.deb

10. Indicator-keylock 


Indicator-keylock is a num & caps lock indicator.

Installation:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tsbarnes/indicator-keylock
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-keylock

11. Brightness indicator (Not Tested)


Set your screen brightness from the top panel of Ubuntu.

Installation (Ubuntu 11.10):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jan-simon/indicator-brightness
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-brightness

For Ubuntu 12.04:

wget -O indicator-brightness_0.0.2_all.deb http://goo.gl/8QbwL


sudo dpkg -i indicator-brightness_0.0.2_all.deb 

12. Recent Notifications Indicator


Monitor latest system alerts on the top bar.

Installation:

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

13. Feed Indicator


Display any rss feed contents on your top panel.

Installation:

sudo apt-get install python-feedparser


wget -O feedindicator_1.03-1_all.deb http://goo.gl/dc23Z


sudo dpkg -i feedindicator_1.03-1_all.deb

14. Indicator Workspaces


This applet allows users to switch between workspaces from the top panel.

Installation (Ubuntu 11.10):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:geod/ppa-geod
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-workspaces

For Ubuntu 12.04:

sudo apt-get install python-wnck


wget -O indicator-workspaces_0.6.4_all.deb http://goo.gl/SG2dz


sudo dpkg -i indicator-workspaces_0.6.4_all.deb

15. Trash Indicator


Empty trash from the top panel.

Installation:

wget -O trashindicator_1.00-1_all.deb http://goo.gl/nSXT6


sudo dpkg -i trashindicator_1.00-1_all.deb 

Start it with this command:

trashindicator&

16. Webilder



Webilder allows users to display random wallpapers from Flickr and Webshots on their Gnome-based desktop.

Installation:

sudo apt-get install python-gnome2 python-gnomedesktop


wget -O webilder_0.7.2-1_all.deb http://goo.gl/pQJHU


sudo dpkg -i webilder_0.7.2-1_all.deb 

17. CPUFreq Indicator


An indicator applet that allows users to change CPU frequency on-the-fly.

Installation:

sudo apt-get install indicator-cpufreq

18. Caffeine


Caffeine can be used to prevent Ubuntu from going into the sleep mode.

Installation:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:caffeine-developers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install caffeine

19. Pastie


A very useful clipboard manager.

Installation (Ubuntu 11.10):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hel-sheep/pastie
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pastie

For Ubuntu 12.04:

sudo apt-get install python-keybinder


wget -O pastie_0.6.7.5_all.deb http://goo.gl/qSBkP


sudo dpkg -i pastie_0.6.7.5_all.deb

20. Radio Tray



A small radio player for listening to various online radio stations.

Installation:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:eugenesan/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install radiotray

21. Syspeek



Syspeek displays on your top panel device usage (CPU, memory, network activity, etc.) in real-time.

Installation (Ubuntu 11.10):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:vicox/syspeek
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install syspeek

For Ubuntu 12.04:

wget -O syspeek_0.2_all.deb http://goo.gl/JzbbZ


sudo dpkg -i syspeek_0.2_all.deb 

22. Lookit


A tool for capturing part of screen, fullscreen, or active windows directly from the top panel.

Installation (Ubuntu 11.10):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lookit/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install lookit

For Ubuntu 12.04:

wget -O lookit_1.1.0-0_all.deb http://goo.gl/iEpg7


sudo dpkg -i lookit_1.1.0-0_all.deb

Enjoy!

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