Category Archives: Apps
Blender 2.67 has been released bringing new technologies and features in your hands
Gnome’s music playback and management application is taking the last big step before 3.0 release
The best open source planetarium has just released a new version!
Don’t you like the feature-less GNOME Files? Give a try to feature-full Dolphin!
Firefox 20 has been released! See why you must give the popular open source browser another try…
Debarshi Ray brought many many patches in GNOME Photos yesterday!
Yorba released Geary 0.3 around two weeks ago, with the most noticeable changes to be the multi-accounts support (and edit!) and the display of full G+ conversations. Since Geary treats Ubuntu/Unity as first class citizen, although is Gnomish (made with GTK/Vala), it would be interesting to check on it under GNOME 3.8, that among others [...]
In GNOME 3.8, two new applications (Clocks & Photos) came alongside to existent new generation G-Apps: Boxes, Contacts and Documents. Whats following next? Notes, Calendar, Software, Videos, Music and the new-born just 8 days old Maps. Of course there is branstorming for even more core G-Apps, like Text or Email, but this is another story [...]
Snappy is a media player that gathers the power and flexibility of GStreamer inside the comfort of a Clutter interface. It has recently become a GNOME Project, with all the important points that that means (code, bugs, mailing lists inside the gnome project).
The Moon is our only natural satellite and maybe the most spectacular celestial body that we can observe from Earth using binoculars, telescopes, or just our naked eyes. Virtual Moon Atlas is a magnificent open source and free to use application that helps us learn more about the Moon and its ground characteristics and places [...]
One of the proposed GNOME core apps is Music, in conjunction with Photos, Videos, Documents and Transfers. The aim of all these core apps is to take care of the different type of files that can be found in a computer/cloud. GNOME Music is on its way, and here we have some new screenshots of it!
The first bug fixing release of the twelfth XBMC release brings a lot more stability to our favorite media center application, as well as better support for widely used technologies. I actually used version 12.0 a lot lately and did have various stability and control issues, but am now hoping that all is good and [...]
One of the most successful open source professional tools and the best digital audio workstation for Linux has finally released its third major version! Ardour does the third big step on its evolution providing musicians, audio engineers, composers and sound editors with the advanced technology to do even more!
There are many services to store your data online in cloud like Drop Box and Ubuntu One, or even Google Drive, which is a bit different from the previous two. One of them is Spider Oak which in contrast to the others, it offers 100% (?) privacy. But that’s not all. This service is amazing [...]
gPodder is a little tool that can do the keeping up and downloading the latest episodes of your favorite podcast easier than ever. The application is open source, it uses PythonGTK for its graphical user interface and includes many useful extensions written in Python by default.
gThumb is one of Gnome’s great choices when it comes to image viewers and browsers, but I admit that we have overlooked it for far too long. With version 3.1.4 getting released a few hours ago, I had the chance to test the application new features and general abilities for a typical daily use.
I totally accidentally discovered Glances around 1-2h ago, and because it is a really nice program and I don’t know how well-known is, I am sharing it. You can think it similar to “top” command, but Glances is easier to start with, plus it provides a very clean (CLI) interface and you can run it as Standalone [...]
Deluge torrent client has been the most popular alternative choice to the Transmission that most major distributions are using by default. Many people prefer it and consider it the best choice for the Linux desktop (including myself). A new version has been made available yesterday that brings a lot of Gtk user interface fixes that [...]
OpenRocket is a free and open source application that is created to help you design and simulate your rockets before actually building and flying them. The software is suitable for determining possible design flaws, finding what parts of your design are problematic and optimizing your systems for a final design.
Firefox 19 has been released a few days ago bringing small changes and improvements, with the new built-in PDF viewer being the most important addition of the version. I am a Chrome user and I’ve had built-in PDF viewing support for a very long time now, but in the case of Firefox it is “better [...]