• Synapse – A Semantic Launcher for Searching and Launching Apps and Files

    Synapse is a free and open source quick launcher application with which you can easily start applications and access files using the Zeitgeist engine – kinda reminiscent of Ulauncher and Gnome Pie . Here is how, the developer, mhr3, describes it: “It well… searches stuff… If you ever used Gnome Do / Quicksilver / Gnome Launch Box, you’ll feel right at home with Synapse, if not, the only thing you need to do is run Synapse (or press Ctrl+Space to summon it), type what you’re looking for, and Synapse will present you a list of items that match your query.Once you found the item you were looking for, you can…

  • SMS Tracker for iPhone and Android Devices

    SMS tracking can be a very tricky business, but is it useful for you? Yes, in many ways! The main concern for getting an SMS tracker arises when you feel the need to protect your family, mainly your kids and spouses from various threats and false cyber activities which are common these days. No one is safe in the cyber world. You might often read or hear stories about numerous crimes involved with the internet users. All around the world, internet becomes an easy way for a person who has a negative intention to penetrate into a particular user’s information. Are we safe? Definitely not! With a surge of internet…

  • s-tui – A Terminal UI for Monitoring CPU Temperature and Utilization

    Stress Terminal UI or “s-tui” is a terminal tool designed to make it possible to stress test and monitor your Linux box. It is a TUI (no X server required), showing your CPU temperature utilization frequency and power consumption in a graphical way. Running a stress test on your computer could be useful if you would like to test your cooling solution or to make sure you have a stable overclock. Detecting an overheat is easy with s-tui, when you see a frequency drop. And indication of lost performance is also shown. Stress Terminal UI Under Load Since the tool runs in the terminal, it is possible to use it…

  • Random Wallpaper – Randomly Set Wallpapers for GNOME 3

    Just a few days ago we dropped an article on Bing Wallpaper Changer ; a GNOME extension which automatically sets your desktop background to Bing’s image of the day. That wallpaper solution seemed to work for everyone but certainly not everyone. And so today, we bring you yet another extension that does a similar thing but with more extensibility; it’s called Random Wallpapers. Random Wallpapers  is an open source extension developed for Gnome 3 to fetches an unlimited number of random wallpapers from multiple online sources and sets them as your desktop background. The extension features a themeable window with a host of options with which you can customize your…

  • qTox – An Open Source P2P Instant Messaging and VoIP App

    As you probably already know, GNU/Linux has no shortage of VoIP apps. We’ve written on Wire and Discord . And we even compiled a list of The 10 Best Instant Messaging Apps for Linux . Today, we’ve got a new app to add to our list of instant messaging apps and it goes by the name of qTox. qTox is a free and open source p2p instant messaging, audio and video calls app and is (apparently) the most feature-rich Tox client. As a powerful Tox client, it follows Tox’s design guidelines while maintaining a uniform UI/UX across all the major platforms. It is built with privacy as its paramount goal and…

  • PipeWire – Improved Audio & Video Handling on Linux

    PipeWire is a free and open source application created by Wim Taymans who works as the Principal Engineer at Red Hat and is the co-creator of the GStreamer multimedia framework. It has been built from scratch with a particular focus on supporting Wayland and Flatpak in a bid to modernize audio and video processing. This includes support for single frame screenshots, screen capture, local desktop recording to video, and maybe even native casting of Wayland desktops to TVs and Monitors! According to project’s website, its aim is to greatly improve handling of audio and video under Linux. It aims to support the usecases currently handled by both PulseAudio and Jack and at…

  • Pass – Manage Your Passwords from Linux Command Line

    I covered some password managers in the past including Buttercup and Enpass , and they were all GUI apps. Today, I introduce to you a password manager that you can use only via your terminal, it’s called Pass. Pass is an open-source command line-based password manager application that implements the Unix philosophy by saving passwords in encrypted GPG files which can be organized in various folder hierarchies, transferred between computers, and manipulated using standard command line file management utilities. Pass, being ultimately a bash script, makes use of some Python and Ruby to carry out tasks like password imports from other managers, for example. It saves your passwords into a .password-store folder hidden in your…

  • OpenShot – An Award Winning Open Source Video Editor

    We have posted a couple of video editors for Linux before including FlowBlade , LosslessCut , and Lightworks . Today, I introduce to you a video editor that has been very useful to the open source video community it needs no introduction – the reputable OpenShot Video Editor. OpenShot is an open source and cross-platform powerful video editor that is used for professionally creating and editing videos. It features a host of fantastic video editing tools including 3D animations, time & keyframes, audio effects, trimming & slicing, etc. It features a simple and uncluttered User Interface that is quick to learn, customize, and to use. Features in OpenShot Cross-Platform: Enjoy…

  • OBS Studio – Record and Live Stream Videos from Linux Desktop

    OBS Studio is a free and open source cross-platform app with which you can create video records of your desktop screen and also live stream directly. You can use it to conveniently share your gaming, art, entertainment activities with Twitch.tv, YouTube, Hitbox.tv, DailyMotion, Connectcast.tv, CyberGame.tv, CashPlay.tv along with custom streaming servers free of charge! It comes with many in-house features that allow you to produce professional videos e.g. Studio Mode lets you live preview and adjust your scenes and sources before making them available for public viewing; you can choose to set any combo of hotkeys to start/stop streams or recordings, switch between scenes, mute audio sources, e.t.c. Features in…

  • Nuclide – An Open IDE for Mobile and Web Development

    It wasn’t too long ago that we wrote about an IDE that was developed by adding support for advanced debugging and development functions to Atom text editor to create Atom-IDE . We’ve got another such application for you today and it goes by the name of Nuclide. Nuclide is a free Electron-based IDE created by combining a collection of Atom’s features to provide IDE-like functions for several programming languages and technologies. The IDE is a Facebook project and as such it can’t fully be considered an open-source app because of its distribution limitations but anyone is free to  fork the project on GitHub . Nuclide Built-in Debugging Nuclide Remote Development Nuclide…