Modern, intuitive, easy to use terminal-based text editor, Micro with its many features and installation process.
Popular note taking app Simplenote is now available in Linux desktop.
Save your eyes when you work at computer at night. Get f.lux in Ubuntu Linux.
An unofficial but excellent desktop application for Google Play Music.
See what devices are on your network and other network usage with this GUI tool.
It takes notes and it looks good. That’s it.
Installing WordPress Desktop in Linux is as easy as a few clicks.
Command line and GUI tool to convert written text into spoken words in Linux.
Usually, I focus on applications that are hassle free and easy to use (read GUI oriented). That’s the reason why I included Go For It to do program in the list of Linux productivity tools. Today, I am going to show you yet another to-do list application that is slightly different than the rest. Mytodo […]
Keep an eye on the battery charging and discharging statistics with this handy tool for Linux.
NaSC, abbreviation Not a Soulver Clone, is a third party app developed for elementary OS. Whatever the name suggests, NaSC is heavily inspired by Soulver, an OS X app for doing maths like a normal person. elementary OS itself draws from OS X and it is not a surprise that a number of the third […]
Liferea is a nice, easy to use open source RSS client for Linux. It allows you to easily keep track of various RSS feeds so you can read and quickly sort through your collections of news articles, blog posts, and more, even when you are offline.
Watch live Cricket scores directly in Ubuntu top panel with this indicator applet.
Installing Xtreme Download Manager in Ubuntu Linux is a piece of cake with this PPA.
Download APK files from Google Play Store in Ubuntu Linux desktop and use them whenever you want.
This is the easiest and painless way of installing PyCharm IDE in Ubuntu, Linux Mint and elementary OS.
Linux’s most popular media center program Kodi (formerly known as XBMC) has announced the release of its new version Kodi 15 codenamed Isengard. Installing Kodi 15 in Ubuntu and Linux Mint is fairly easy, thanks to the official PPA.
Google Hangouts can be installed using this app in desktop Linux. Try it now.
Tutorial to show you how to install desktop client for WhatsApp in any Linux distribution.
These apps enable you to change desktop background automatically or use a live wallpaper in Ubuntu and Linux Mint.
These are the best instant messaging apps with native Linux client. Take a pick.
There are no better desktop Twitter client for Linux. There are only few such applications and unfortunately all of them are buggy and do not have all the features that you might expect in a full native Twitter app. Good news is that such apps are being developed, no matter how slow is the development. […]
Overheating of laptops is a common issue one faces these days. Monitoring hardware temperature may help you to diagnose why laptop is getting overheated. In this article, we’ll see how to check CPU temperature in Ubuntu. We are going to use a GUI tool Psensor that allows you to monitor hardware temperature in Linux. With Psensor […]
Rejoice podcast fans! A dedicated podcast app Vocal for Linux has just reached its first stable version. Vocal is a podcast app designed specifically for elementary OS Freya and available for all other Linux distributions. It has a UI which resembles Popcorn Time which is a good thing to navigate and easy browse through available content. […]
Facebook Messenger has announced the web version of its messaging service recently. This enables you to chat distraction free. While this web version is useful in many ways, one might want to have a dedicated desktop app for Facebook Messenger. In desktop Linux, you can use Facebook messaging via Pidgin, but it’s not the same […]
Quickly and easily install all the essential applications and packages after a fresh install of Ubuntu.
Listen to natural white noise music with Ambient Noise Music Player application In Ubuntu.
A list of best download managers for Linux. Have a look at their features and decide which suits your need.
In last post, we saw an open source to-do app Go For It!. In a similar article, today we’ll see an open source note taking application Papyrus. Papyrus is a fork of Kaqaz note manager and is built on QT5. It brings a clean, polished user interface and is security focused (as it claims). Emphasizing on […]
Want to record Skype calls in Ubuntu? Skype call recorder is a simple easy to use program that can record Skype call automatically and manually as well. The Skype Call Recorder for Linux uses the native Skype API to record calls to wav, mp3, or ogg format. It runs in the system tray and communicates […]
MEGA is a cloud storage service launched by the founder of controversial file sharing website Megaupload, Kim Dotcom. MEGA claims to provide end to end encryption and thus keeping your data private. The encryption key is held by the user instead of the cloud service provider, claims MEGA. Features of MEGA cloud service Following are some […]
Most of the desktop environments like Unity and Gnome have notification featured. Something which I like a lot. It specially helps me when I am listening to streaming radio on Ubuntu. But by default the notification is displayed on the top of the desktop for a couple of seconds and then it fades in disappearance. […]
Installing Mate Desktop in Ubuntu is one thing but you might be wondering about how to configure Mate Desktop? Most of the desktop environments have their own tweaking tools. For example Unity has Unity Tweak Tool, GNOME has Gnome Tweak Tool, Elementary OS has Elementary Tweak Tool. Good news is that Mate Desktop too has its […]
Is there any native Twitter client for Ubuntu Linux? This is one of the most frequent asked question by social media enthusiasts. And the need for a native desktop client for Twitter is quite understandable considering its rather poor web interface. We have seen few desktop Twitter client for Linux in the past. Birdie, Polly, […]
Kodi, formerly and popularly known as XBMC, has released its latest version 14 which is code named Helix. It is fairly easy to install Kodi 14 in Ubuntu 14.04 thanks to the official PPA provided by XBMC. For those who do not know already, Kodi is a media center application available for all major platforms […]
Deepin is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu. It comes with its own desktop environment and a set of Deepin specific application that includes Deepin Store (like Ubuntu Software Center), Deepin Music Player (DMusic), Deepin Video Player, Deepin terminal etc. These applications fit very nicely in Deepin environment and make it one of the most […]
Telegram is a cloud based, fast, encrypted messaging service that let’s you share unlimited data. Telegram emphasizes on privacy and unlike its competitor WhatsApp, it has desktop client available for all the platforms, in addition to clients for all major mobile OS. In this article we shall see how to install official Telegram in Linux. […]
Looking for Notepad++ in Linux? Unfortunately, Notepad++ is available for Windows platform only. At work, where I have to use Windows, Notepad++ is my favorite text editor. And at times I miss Notepad++ in Ubuntu. Notepadqq: Notepad++ alternative for Linux I know there are plenty of text editors that can be used as Notepad++ alternative […]
If you have too many applications crowding all the space in Unity launcher, you might be thinking of a better way to manage them. Making icons tinier by reducing the icon size is one way, but would it not be better if you could group a bunch of icons? This is what we already do in Android […]
Quick tutorial to show you how to install UberWriter markdown editor in Ubuntu 14.04 for free via official PPA. UberWriter is a markdown editor for Ubuntu with a clean interface with focus on writing only. UberWriter utilizes pandoc markdown. The UI is based on GTK3 which is not yet fully integrated with Unity. A quick […]
Remarkable is a new entrant in the world of markdown editors. It is extremely lightweight and has a clean interface and it uses Github Flavored Markdown (GFM) syntaxing. Main features of Remarkable can be listed as follows:
Atom is sleek and feature rich open source text editor from Github. It is currently in beta but if you are curious to try it, we shall see how to install Atom in Ubuntu 14.04 or Linux Mint 17.
Pushbullet is an app available for iOS and Android devices that lets you send files, links, images from your desktop to your mobile device and vice versa. Pushbullet can be used in any OS by installing extensions in Firefox or Chrome. If you are not fan of browser extensions and want to use something more […]
Atraci is a new open source streaming music player that streams music from You Tube but in a nicer and cleaner interface. Apart from listening to the top tracks, you can search for an artist or album, create playlists. You can also see the songs you played previously in history. In terms of interface, it is […]
Apart from free streaming music, what I like the most in Spotify is its lyrics plugin. At times I don’t understand all of the words of the song, specially if it’s rap. TuneWiki plugin comes handy in this case. While TuneWiki has plugins for Windows Media Player and iTune, what options do we have on […]
Fritzing is not just a PCB design tool, it’s an Open Source hardware initiative that aims to “open source” hardware (read electronics) design. Fritzing provides a software tool along with a community of electronics enthusiasts where users can document their prototype, share it with others and manufacture professional PCBs. The video below will give you a […]
A weather indicator is a quick way to get weather information directly in your desktop. In this post we shall see how to install weather indicator in Ubuntu 14.04. If you are an old Ubuntu user, you know that it has been some time since the weather indicators available in Canonical repository have worked. And it […]
Looking for a collage maker application for Linux? You can use various Linux image applications such as GIMP, Inkscape etc for this purpose but these are full featured applications and may be overwhelming for average user. Why not use a standalone application which has sole aim of generating collage. Meet PhotoCollage, a free and open source […]
This article shows you how to install Copy cloud service client in Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and other Linux distributions based on these. That means, it should work for Linux Mint 17, elementary OS Freya etc. After the shut down of Ubuntu One, Dropbox (referral link) is the only major personal (and professional) cloud […]