Wryte is a speech recognition software to help you with your notes. While it doesn’t work at the OS level, Wryte is still very useful for bloggers and authors who want to automate a part of their work. The software is fresh-baked and under active development.
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It’s been a while we visited notepad.cc, a fast web service to jot down your notes or memos or todos and password protect them, or to share info between different systems. No accounts, no logins, no attachments. However, the developer put down a service end notice in Dec 2015. Though it’s still running, the notice is still there and we started looking for some alternatives. Continue reading notepad.cc alternatives
Zathura is a PDF viewer belonging to the same category as MuPDF. It uses vim-like keybinds and is a delight for vim-addicts. However, late-introduced (and modern) vim keybinds like arrow keys page keys etc. work fine with Zathura, making it easier to get accustomed to for regular users. If you don’t like the defaults, many settings can be configured. Font rendering in Zathura seems better than evince, though they use the same poppler library. Continue reading Zathura: tiny PDF viewer
Day Planner is a calendar cum task manager cum reminder app for the Linux desktop. You can add or import events and get popup notifications for the events. The app is too simple to start with but there are provisions to supercharge it. However, it has certain limitations as we’ll see. Continue reading Day Planner: light calendar & reminder app
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Degoo is a new cloud storage service offering 100GB free cloud storage. The service claims military grade data encryption and stores multiple copies of your data for redundancy in case of nodal failures. The free plan allows up to 2 synchronized devices. Continue reading Degoo offers 100GB free cloud storage
Gradio is an easy to use radio for the Linux desktop written in GTK3. While there are several options to listen to online radio on Linux (e.g. pmrp for cli, Radio Tray or my favourite YaRock), fresh options are always welcome. Continue reading Gradio: light online radio app
Caught in PokéMania? Can’t wait to catch them all? PoGoMap is a Python utility to find nearby Pokémons. The data is updated live and optionally shows gyms and pokestops in your locality. The client runs on a flask server and uses the google maps service. Though it is still a proof of concept, the utility works precisely. Continue reading PoGoMap: locate all nearby Pokémons
Wanna try the sleek look and feel of Chrome OS on Linux? Here’s a theme to do that! It’s the default Gtk theme on Chromixium OS, the ChromeOS theme. Continue reading Beautiful Chrome OS theme for Linux
This article is meant to be a short quickstart guide on using neovim on Ubuntu. neovim has been around for a while and we wanted to explore it as a vim alternative. We are on Ubuntu and the plan is to transfer all vim dependencies to neovim. Continue reading Getting started with neovim
KeeWeb is a beautifully designed multi-platform app that works with KeePass database files. KeeWeb is written in electron and comes as a standalone desktop app or online/offline web apps. For this article we will concentrate on the desktop app. We have our reservations about cloud based password managers. Continue reading KeeWeb: KeePass compatible password manager