Using Unix commands on Windows is so easy with this free and open source tool.
An unofficial but excellent desktop application for Google Play Music.
Spotify like desktop experience for SoundCloud with this app.
Wolf in sheep’s clothing? Brave aims to control the ads to provide you better web experience.
It takes notes and it looks good. That’s it.
Mixxx 2.0 brings new features to DJ mixing. Installation instructions for Ubuntu included.
The creative team behind Nuvola Player just released version 3.0. Nuvola is an open source application designed “to provide better user experience and desktop integration than common web browsers can offer”. Basically, this application lets you use music streaming services like a native application with a slew of Linux desktop integrations, including multimedia keys, […]
Free and Open Source alternative of Adobe Lightroom for Linux.
Instructions to install Darktable 2.0 included for Ubuntu based Linux distribution.
Installing WordPress Desktop in Linux is as easy as a few clicks.
When we talk of email clients for Linux, generally the name of Thunderbird, Geary and Evolution come to our mind. To challenge the authority of these big players, a new open source email client is entering the market.
Get a retro looking vintage Linux terminal with cool-retro-term.
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 […]
Almost three years after MPlaayer 1.1, the new version of MPlayer has been released last week. MPlayer 1.2 brings up support for many new codecs in this release.
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.
Google Hangouts can be installed using this app in desktop Linux. Try it now.
StackEdit is perhaps the most feature rich markdown editor ever. Find out why.
If you watch videos in a language other than your mother tongue, perhaps you know the value of subtitles. If you use DVDs or download movies/videos, it is easy to use subtitles with it. You can in fact search and add subtitles automatically with VLC. But things are not that rosy when it comes to […]
NitroShare allows you to wirelessly and painlessly transfer files between Linux, Windows and OS X. Read and find out how to use it.
Got a messy collection of PDF files? Manage your PDF files in a better way with Great Little Book Shelf, a sleek looking open source application.
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 […]
How do you manage tasks and remember things in desktop Linux? I preferred using sticky notes in Ubuntu for a long time. But the problem I faced was syncing it with other devices, especially with my smartphone. This is the reason why went on with Google Keep. Now, Google Keep is feature rich app and […]
Looking for best programming editors in Linux? If you ask the old school Linux users, their answer would be Vi, Vim, Emacs, Nano etc. But I am not talking about them. I am going to talk about new age, cutting edge, great looking, sleek and yet powerful, feature rich best open source code editors for […]
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 […]
QuiteRSS is a free and open source RSS/Atome reader available for Windows , Linux and Mac. Written in C++/QT, it comes with a number of features. The interface of QuiteRSS reminds me of Lotus Notes mail. You have plenty of RSS displayed in right side pane, which you can group together in labels. Clicking on […]
LaTeX is a document markup language and document preparation system. It is widely used as a standard in universities and academics to write professional scientific papers, thesis and other such documents. In this quick post, we shall see how to use LaTeX in Ubuntu 14.04.
At times we need to search files which contain some particular text or words in them. This often happens if you are a developer or programmer. Now, one can always use Linux commands to find all files containing specific text, but not everyone is command line fan. I have seen excellent programmers that rely on […]
Brackets is an open source editor from Adobe. Brackets is more of a code editor rather than a text editor and it is focused on web designers and front end developers. Brackets is built in and for HTML, CSS and Java Script. In this article, we shall see how to install Brackets in Ubuntu 14.04 and […]
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:
Sublime Text is one of the best (if not best) text editor for programmers. Packed with numerous feature and great looking interface, Sublime is available for all three major desktop OS i.e. Windows, Mac and Linux. But it is not that Sublime Text is perfect. There are bugs, crashes and almost no support. If you […]
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 […]
If you were looking for a free alternative of Minecraft, your search just ended. Mintest is the free and open source answer to the costly Minecraft.
China has done it again. This time they have cloned Microsoft Office for Ubuntu. Take a look at the default office suite in Ubuntu Kylin, WPS Office.
New LibreOffice version 4.0 is here. Find out whats new and how to install it.
Cross platform music player Clementine released its latest version 1.1 today. Clementine is an increasingly popular feature rich music player. Available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X Clementine is equipped with all the major features a music player should have. If you are fed up with Rhythmbox or Banshee, Clementine could be a good replacement. […]
Popular Linux video editor OpenShot has released version 1.4.3 Check out whats new in it.
Free and open source office suite Calligra, previously known as KOffice, has released its second major version 2.5. Calligra is the default office suite in KDE. Apart from Linux, it is also available for FreeBSD, Windows and Mac OS X which makes it a complete cross platform office product. Calligra has been highly appreciated lately and is […]
LibreOffice, the best free and open source alternative to Microsoft Office, has released its newest version 3.6 with lots of new features and handfuls of bug fixes. This is the second release from Document Foundation within a month, with version 3.5 being released in July.
If you are looking for a Free and Open Source alternative of a powerful, feature rich PDF editor like PDF-XChange Viewer, Foxit Reader or Adobe Reader in Ubuntu or other Linux distributions, then you must consider Master PDF Editor worth a try.
SciTE is a powerful open source text editor which has the ability to fill the void of Notepad++ in Linux.
The popular cross platform, open source media player VLC today released its latest version 2.0.2 codenamed “Two Flower”. The new releases fixes a hundreds of bugs and aims to make it more stable.
Looking for Open Source alternative to MS Office? Here is the list of best Open Source Office Suites.