Those are the programs that more or less, I use always in all my Linux workstations.
I use Ubuntu LTS. I like how they maintain the packages.
I like to run the same base version in my Desktops, like I have in the Servers. So if I have my Servers deployed with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, then my Desktops will run with the same version. Is a way to get to better know the distribution, compatibilities, run faster than the problems, and an easy way to test things. If I have several deployments with several versions (so LTS not upgraded) I may run VMs with that version as Desktop or Server, to ensure compatibility. And obviously I use Docker and a lot of Command Line Tools, which I covered in another article.
Audacity sound recorder and editor
Chromium web browser
The Chrome Extension of LastPass for Teams
OpenShot Video Editor
Packet Tracer from Cisco
Skype (usage going down in favor of Zoom and Slack)
VokoscreenNG Screen Recorder
Wine (Windows Emulator)