• Upterm – An IDE and A Terminal Emulator in One App

    Today we bring you another Electron app whose developers are bent on being unique. Having being termed the terminal emulator for the 21st century, its GitHub page deems Upterm as “an IDE in the world of terminals”. Upterm (previously called Black Screen), is an open-source Electron-based terminal emulator with a plethora of features that easily make it an IDE compared to other terminal apps in the market especially thanks to its interactive shell. It features a Minimal design User Interface reminiscent of Atom Text Editor’s default dark-themed look, smart searching, git integration, code and parenthesis auto-completion, Language Server Protocol support, and a speedy process flow in general, among others. Upterm…

  • Natron – An Adobe After Effects Alternative for Linux

    You must know by now that none of Adobe’s products are available for the GNU/Linux platform but that has not stopped open source enthusiast all around the world from being just as productive as Windows and Mac users. This is because the open source community is filled with a series of alternatives worthy of their articles in their own right and that is why it is with pleasure that I introduce to you, Natron. Natron is a cross-platform open source application for video composition and editing just the way Adobe After Effects is. It was founded by Blackmagic Fusion to be free, portable, and cross-platform; and to offer robust-enough and…

  • Codeanywhere – A Feature-Rich Cross-Platform Cloud IDE for Linux

    Codeanywhere is a feature-rich cross-platform cloud IDE that offers coding features you’d expect from an offline application even more with services like cloud services, sandboxed projects, collaboration features, and a revision system. It features a beautifully designed dark-themed User Interface with syntax highlighting, multiple panes, inbuilt console with FTP and SFTP capabilities, SSH for remote connection, Dropbox and Google Drive support, and many other features. Features in Codeanywhere Commercial software. Online editor. Remote connection including FTP and SFTP. Support for Dropbox and Google Drive integration. Built-in terminal console with support for SSH. Version control for saved documents in the form of revisions. Share and collaborate with coding colleagues in real time. Predefined…

  • 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…

  • Letrs – A Cloud-Based Font Manager for Developers and Designers

    Letrs is a beautiful cloud-based font manager for developers and designers alike. It is also an ever-growing catalog of Typefaces which you can search for and activate to use on your computer and in your projects. It features a minimalist User Interface with a green, black, dark blue, and white color scheme. As you would expect from a cloud-based application, it works with an online account to which all your selected and uploaded fonts, teams, and search history is saved. Features in Letrs Freemium app with subscription packages: Essential, Teamwork, Unlimited, and Enterprise. No downloads or installation required. 1-click to activate and use fonts. Share fonts with individuals and teams.…

  • Kdenlive – An Open Source Non-Linear Video Editor for Pros & Beginners

    Just recently we published on the award-winning OpenShot Video Editor , and before that, FlowBlade , LosslessCut , and Lightworks Video Editors . Today, we bring you another Linux video editor that needs no introduction to editing professionals but will definitely be a good addition to the list for beginners – Kdenlive. Kdenlive stands for KDE Non-Linear Video Editor. It is an open source video editor created in 2003 based on Qt and the KDE Frameworks libraries to answer almost all the needs of professional video editors. It features a customizable User Interface that can be made to have a custom look and feel with themes, plugin support, a title creator, inbuilt audio mixing and…

  • Cloud9- A Cloud-Based Dev Environment for Web Projects

    Many web developers I know prefer using Linux-based distros for their work for a variety of reasons. Many users will argue that Linux OSes don’t particularly have an edge over Mac or Windows PCs but with time, such arguments seem to be going extinct owing to the trend of coding in the cloud. Cloud-based IDEs are becoming more popular (especially in developed countries) and it’s about time we started paying them some attention. Today, we introduce to you a freemium cloud service for developers who appreciate not having to keep their project files on their local machinesand it goes by the name of CLoud9. Cloud9 is an online development environment…

  • Ant – A Modern & Flat GTK Theme for Linux Desktops

    Sorry, customization buffs. It has been a while since I wrote on any themes and that is because I haven’t seen anyone that I think is worth telling you all about yet. But yesterday, I came across a beautiful GTK theme that I can’t seem to get enough of. It’s called Ant. Ant is a flat GTK theme that looks like a unity of Arc, Adapta, and Numix. It is based on the modern desktop theme suite, EvoPop  and thus its mostly flat look with a minimal use of shadows to illustrate depth. It is available in 3 color variants: Ant – light color scheme, with red highlight. Ant Dracula – dark color…

  • 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…

  • Coffee – A News and Weather App for Linux

    There’s a new weather app in town and it does more than just tell the weather. Apart from being beautiful, it tells the news too and so far there are 8 different sources to choose from! Coffee is a recent open source project with which you can keep yourself up to date with both news feeds from around the world and the weather. It features a minimalist User Interface with a well-thought-out icon set and color scheme. The weather section is neatly separated from the news feed section and the settings panel is simple and intuitive enough to require no formal training. Its sources for news feeds are provided by…