Insync For Linux Gets Nested Selective Sync Support (Unofficial Google Drive Client)

Insync is an unofficial Google Drive client which “extends Drive’s web functionality to your desktop by integrating tightly with Windows, Mac and Linux so you can get work done”.The app is not free: it costs $15 per Google account (one-time fee) and there are also plans for 3 Google accounts and for business – see […]

YouTube Command Line Player And Downloader `mps-youtube` 0.2.0 Released With Support For Downloading YouTube Playlists, More

mps-youtube is a command line tool that can be used to search, play and download YouTube videos, which supports both local and YouTube playlists. By default, mps-youtube is basically a YouTube audio player (and downloader), but you can enable external video playback (via mpv or MPlayer) from its options:Features:search and play audio / video from […]

How To Install RVM (Ruby Version Manager) In Ubuntu Via PPA

Ruby Version (enVironment) Manager (or simply RVM) is a tool that manages Ruby application environments and enables switching between them.RVM has not been packaged for recent Ubuntu versions (it’s only available for Ubuntu 12.04, but it’s a very old RVM version) and to install or update it, you must run a script. To make things […]

Video Transcoder `HandBrake` 0.10.0 Released With Support For New Encoders

HandBrake, a free, open source video transcoder for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X, has been updated to version 0.10.0, getting support for new encoders, like H.265 and VP8, along other interesting changes.For those who aren’t familiar with HandBrake, here’s a quick list of features:for input sources, HandBrake supports most common multimedia files and any […]

How To Use Compiz In Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Or 14.10

If you’re using Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS or 14.10, here’s a quick guide for how to install and configure Compiz. If something goes wrong or you’re not satisfied with Compiz, the article includes instructions for reverting the changes.Install and configure Compiz in Ubuntu MATE 14.04 or 14.10 (/w MATE 1.8)1. Install Compiz (along with some […]

KDE Connect Indicator: Use KDE Connect On Desktop Environments That Use AppIndicators (Unity, Pantheon, Etc.)

KDE Connect is a tool which allows you integrate the KDE Plasma Workspace with your smartphone (Android only for now), via WiFi. With the help of KDE Connect Indicator, you can now use KDE Connect in desktops which support Ubuntu AppIndicators, such as Unity, Pantheon (elementary OS), Xfce (Xubuntu) and so on.For those who aren’t familiar […]

FFmpeg Returns To The Official Ubuntu Repositories With Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet

Quick update for Ubuntu users: FFmpeg isn’t available in recent Ubuntu releases but that will change with Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet (currently under development, to be released in May, 2015).FFmpeg is a free software project that produces libraries and programs for handling multimedia data. Due to conflicts in the FFmpeg community, FFmpeg was forked back […]

Gis Weather: Highly Customizable Weather Widget For Your Linux Desktop

Gis Weather is a highly customizable weather widget which supports Gismeteo, Weather and AccuWeather, available for Linux and Windows. The app ships with optional Ubuntu AppIndicator / tray icon which displays the current weather.Features (most are for the widget only):Supports the following weather services: Gismeteo.com, Weather.com, AccuWeather.com;View weather for several days;Detailed weather forecast for today […]

Split View Patch Available For Thunar File Manager

Thunar, the default Xfce file manager, doesn’t support split view. In a bug report from 2013 which requested this feature, Nick Schermer, one of the Thunar developers, said that Thunar won’t support split view because “Thunar is by design meant to be simple and easy to use”.Since Thunar is open source software, Xfce user Román […]

Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS Available For Download

Because Ubuntu MATE 14.10 was the first Ubuntu MATE release and it’s supported for only 9 months, the Ubuntu MATE team released Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS yesterday, which is supported until 2019.Ubuntu MATE is an unofficial (for now) Ubuntu flavor which uses MATE as the default desktop environment. MATE is a GNOME 2 fork introduced […]

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 […]

Qt4 Music Player `Yarock` 1.0.0 Released With Improved Design, Advanced Library Search

Yarock 1.0.0 was released recently, getting an updated design with new icons, advanced library search and other interesting changes.For those not familiar with Yarock, this is a Qt4 music player “designed to provide an easy and pretty music collection browser based on cover art”. The player provides multiple views such as artists, albums, tracks, genre, […]

Add Telegram Support To Pidgin With Telegram Purple

Telegram Purple is a Pidgin (and other Libpurple-based messengers) plugin which adds support for Telegram.The plugin is based on Telegram-cli, a full-featured terminal-based client for Telegram, and is in early (pre-alpha) development stages. Right now, it supports the following features:chats / group-chats:send / receive messages;discover buddies/chats;discover buddy state and info;profile pictures: download and use profile […]

TeamViewer 10 Beta Available For Download [Remote Desktop Software]

TeamViewer is a popular application for remote control, desktop sharing, file transfer, online meetings and more, that’s available for Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, Android and iPhone. The application is free (freeware) for personal use and the Linux version uses Wine, which comes bundled with it (so users don’t have to install Wine to be able […]

Cinnamon 2.4 Brings A Smoother Experience, Improved Settings

Cinnamon 2.4 was released recently and it comes with improved settings, a redesigned toolbar for Nemo along with various other changes which bring a smoother overall experience.For Cinnamon 2.4, the developers tried to make the desktop more responsive and smoother. To achieve this, about 30 memory leaks were fixed, CJS was rebased on a newer […]

Download APKs From Google Play To Your Computer With Google Play Downloader

Google Play Downloader is a simple open source application which can be used to download APKs from Google Play to your computer.According to its developer, the application was created because he “didn’t like [his] Android AOSP system being tainted by Google root services, neither being filed in the Google account database”.Google Play Downloader isn’t some […]

Official Atom 64bit RPM And DEB Packages Available For Download [Quick Update]

I’m sure many Atom users already know this, but I didn’t get to write an article about it, so here’s a quick update: the Atom developers have started providing 64bit DEB packages for more than a month. Also, 4 days ago, they added official 64bit RPM packages.Of course, this doesn’t mean I’ll stop maintaining Atom […]

Folder Color Gets Caja And Nemo File Managers Support, Other Changes

Folder Color is a file manager extension that allows you to easily change folders  icon color, useful for instance to organize your folders, make some important folder stand out, etc.The latest Folder Color, which already supported Nautilus, adds support for Caja (the default MATE file manager) and Nemo (the default Cinnamon file manager):Folder Color for […]

Ubuntu Developer Tools Center 0.1 Released With Eclipse And Android ADT Support

Ubuntu Developer Tools Center (UDTC) 0.1 was released today and it includes support for Eclipse as a standalone IDE, Android ADT support (through Eclipse) and more. A couple of months ago, Canonical released Ubuntu Developer Tools Center (UDTC), a project to “enable quick and easy setup of common developers needs on Ubuntu”. Using it, you can […]

How To Install GNOME 3.14 In Ubuntu GNOME 14.10

GNOME 3.14 was released back in September and it includes some interesting changes like multi-touch gestures for both the system and applications, re-worked default theme, new animations as well as various enhancements for the code GNOME applications. More information HERE.Unfortunately, Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) ships with GNOME 3.12 for the most part (there are […]