Canonical Announces Snappy Ubuntu Core, A Transactionally Updated Flavor For The Cloud

Canonical announced “snappy” Ubuntu Core yesterday, a new cloud-optimized Ubuntu edition that uses transactional updates.Below you can watch the snappy Ubuntu Core introductory video in which Ubuntu and Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth explains how snappy Ubuntu Core works:(direct video link)But what exactly is snappy Ubuntu Core? This new Ubuntu cloud flavor uses Ubuntu Core (a […]

Nuvola Player 2.5 Released With Spotify Web Player And Grooveshark Mobile (HTML5) Support

Nuvola Player 2.5 was released yesterday, bringing support for new services such as Spotify Web Player, Grooveshark Mobile (HTML5) and others, as well as improvements for some already existing services.For those not familiar with Nuvola Player, this is a cloud music player which integrates various cloud music services such as Google Play Music, Grooveshark, Amazon […]

Syncthing GTK Gets HTTPS Support, Syncthing Daemon Auto-Updater And More

Syncthing GTK was updated recently with quite a few improvements, such as HTTPS support on Linux, an auto-updater for the Syncthing binary and much more.Syncthing GTK is a GTK3 & Python GUI for Syncthing, which includes a tray icon / Ubuntu AppIndicator. In case you’re not familiar with Syncthing, this is a cross-platform peer-to-peer file […]

ownCloud Client 1.7.0 Released With Selective Sync Support

ownCloud is a free software alternative to various proprietary web services and it includes file management (with built-in file sharing), music streaming, calendar, contacts and more, all running on your own server. The ownCloud Desktop Client allows synchronizing ownCloud (server) with your computer. To use it, you must firstly install ownCloud on your server.ownCloud Client […]

ownCloud Ubuntu Package Affected By Multiple Critical Security Issues, Nobody To Fix It

ownCloud developer Lukas Reschke has sent an email to the Ubuntu Devel mailing list, requesting that ownCloud (server) is removed from the Ubuntu repositories because the package is old and there are multiple critical security bugs for which no fixes have been backported. He adds that:”Those security bugs allows an unauthenticated attacker to gain complete […]

Install Syncthing In Ubuntu Or Linux Mint Via PPA

Syncthing is a cross-platform peer-to-peer file synchronization client/server application written in Go. Similar to BitTorrent Sync, the tool can be used to synchronize files between computers however, unlike BitTorrent Sync, Syncthing is open source.The tool comes with an option to update the binary to the latest version however, since we covered Syncthing back in June […]

Pandora Client `Pithos` 1.0.1 Released With Bug Fixes

Pithos 1.0.1 was released recently and it includes some minor improvements and bug fixes – for instance, the bug that was causing the Ubuntu Sound Menu to stop working when using Pithos was fixed in this release.For those not familiar with Pithos, this is a simple Pandora.com client which includes features such as:cover art;thumbs up […]

gdrive: A Simple Google Drive CLI Client (Cross-Platform)

gdrive is a simple command line Google Drive client written in Go, available for Linux, Windows, FreeBSD and Mac OS X.The tool was created for uploading and downloading files from/to Google Drive and it doesn’t support any kind of synchronization. In fact, grive can’t even download multiple files at once.However, gdrive is still useful for […]

Geeknote: Command-Line Evernote Client

Geeknote is a command-line client for Evernote, useful to add notes to Evernote via Bash scripts, cron, applications that can’t directly use the Evernote SDK or to simply manage your Evernote notes from the command-line.The tool supports all basic Evernote functions: it can create or delete notes, create notepads and tags, search notes (with filters) […]

Download MEGAsync For Linux Desktops (MEGA.co.nz Linux Sync Client)

MEGA is a cloud storage and file hosting service founded by Kim Dotcom (who was also behind Megaupload), which offers 50 GB of storage for free, along with various paid plans. More about MEGA.The mega.co.nz website doesn’t offer a sync client for Linux desktops however, MEGAsync for Linux showed up on their servers recently (without […]

Cloud Sync Tool `Seafile` 2.1 Released

Seafile is an open source cloud synchronization and collaboration tool that you can install on your own server. It comes with desktop clients for Linux, Windows and Mac as well as mobile clients for Android and iOS.Seafile features file libraries which can be synchronized separately, wiki module, group discussion module, online rich document / markdown […]

ownCloud 6 Released With Online Collaborative Document Editing, More

ownCloud, a free software alternative to proprietary web services such as Dropbox, Google Drive and others that you can install on your own server, has reached version 6.ownCloud 6For those not familiar with ownCloud, this is a tool that you can install on your server (there are also desktop and mobile sync clients) which comes […]

Get The Ubuntu One Nautilus Integration Back In Ubuntu 13.10

In Ubuntu 13.10, there’s no Nautilus integration for Ubuntu One because the package containing the Nautilus extension was removed.Some of that functionality is integrated with the Sync Menu, but not all: currently, there is no way of knowing if a file is currently in sync with Ubuntu One. Also, some users might prefer to right […]

Sync And Collaboration Tool `Seafile` 2.0 Beta Brings New Desktop Syncing Client

Seafile is an open source cloud synchronization and collaboration tool which you can install on your own server. The tool uses a version control model somewhat similar to GIT but with some differences such as: automatic syncing, no history stored on the client side so the data is not stored twice (GIT is not efficient […]

Sync And Collaboration Tool `SparkleShare` 1.2 Released [Ubuntu PPA]

SparkleShare is an open source cloud collaboration/synchronization tool that uses Git under the hood and can be used with your own Git repository or with services such as BitBucket, GitHub, Gitorious and Plan.io.The application features file synchronization, version control, client side encryption and more and is available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. According […]

Nuvola Player 2.2.0 Released, Needs New Maintainer

Nuvola Player is a cloud music player that integrates music services such as Grooveshark, Google Play Music, Amazon Cloud Player, Pandora, Rdio, Hype Machine or 8tracks, with your desktop.With Nuvola Player, you get notifications, Unity quicklists, multimedia keys support, Mpris v2 support (Ubuntu Sound Menu / GNOME Shell Media Player extension integration), lyrics fetching, last.fm […]

Dropbox Uploader 0.12 Released [Bash Script To Access Dropbox Via Command Line]

Dropbox Uploader is a bash script that allows you to perform various actions on your Dropbox (upload, download, delete, share, etc.) without installing the Dropbox client. This is useful for servers, automatic backups or accessing Dropbox from ARM devices, like Raspberry Pi.The script was updated recently, getting a copy function, a “-s” option to skip […]

Nuvola cloud player 2.1.0 released, Install it in Ubuntu/Linux Mint/other Ubuntu derivatives

Install Nuvola Player 2.1.0 in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric/11.04 Natty/10.10 Maverick/Linux Mint 15/14/13/12/11/10/and other Ubuntu derivativesNuvola Player runs a web interface of cloud music services in its own window and provides integration with a Linux desktop (multimedia keys, system tray, media player applets, dock menu, notifications and more).Nuvola Player is […]

Mount Google Drive In Linux With google-drive-ocamlfuse

More than a year after Google has announced its file storage and synchronization service called Drive, there’s still no official Linux client. There are some unofficial clients, but they’re not perfect: Insync is not free, Grive is command line only and its development seems to have stopped and so on.So here’s another alternative for easily […]

Nuvola Player 2.1 Beta 1 Released [Cloud Music Player With Desktop Integration]

Nuvola Player is a cloud music player that supports services such as Grooveshark, Google Play Music, Amazon Cloud Player, Pandora, Rdio, Hype Machine or 8tracks.The application integrates tightly with the desktop, providing notifications, multimedia keys support, Unity quicklists, Mpris v2 (Ubuntu Sound Menu / GNOME Shell Media Player extension integration) support and more. Other features […]