• NATTT – A Modern Multi-Platform Time Conscious Tracker App

    It’s not that there aren’t already a lot of time tracker apps but my conscience wouldn’t let me sleep if I didn’t tell you about NATTT. So grab your cup of whatever you’re probably drinking as we delve into this app a little. NATTT  is an acronym for “Not Another Time Tracking Tool”; a free and multi-platform app with which you can keep track of your work and how much you have spent at it. What is special about NATTT is that it doesn’t have any timers that require starting or stopping and no complex operations to create new tasks and this makes it (arguably) the fastest and yet simplest way to…

  • 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…

  • The 10 Easiest Ways to Keep Ubuntu System Clean

    The first time I knew anything about cleaning my PC Windows was the only OS I had used and was the only one I knew about. Back then I periodically emptied my recycle bin and accounted for special times to allow my computer’s disk defragment. And even though all Operating Systems, including Windows, have improved their data management techniques now, one still needs to know how to manually initiate disk cleaning and management processes. If it is not to create more space (maybe you have too much space you can be bothered about), it is to improve your computer’s performance. It would be a misconception to think Windows and MacOS…

  • YakYak – A Cross-Platform Google Hangouts Desktop Client

    YakYak  is a free and open source (unofficial) cross-platform desktop client for Google’s Hangouts instant messaging app and it comes right out of the box with a plethora of customization options including native desktop notifications and language translation. There are many unofficial desktop clients that work nicely on Linux distros and YakYak is no exception. It runs without the need for Chrome or Chromium to be installed and is a lot more memory and battery-friendly that a handful of its counterparts. If you are searching for an efficient desktop client for Hangouts then your search has probably ended. Google Hangouts Desktop Client Dark Theme – Google Hangouts Desktop Client Features…

  • Lucidor – A Lightweight & Cross-Platform Ebook Reader

    Lucidor is a cross-platform ebook reader and manager with support for catalogs in the OPDS format and the EPUB file format. As a XULRunner application, it resembles the look and feel of the famous Firefox web browser with its tabbed layout and configuration settings panel. As simple as it is, you can use it to convert web pages and web feeds into ebooks, update your library’s metadata from the internet, and even search for and download ebooks online. Its customization features include scrolling options, text justifications, and the ability to lookup words by highlighting them, right-clicking and selecting “lookup word“. Features in Lucidor Lucidor is free to download and use…

  • Write – A Word Processor for Writing

    Write is a word processor app with which you can write like you would on a paper with a pen using a stylus. It was built by a development team based in the San Francisco Bay area. It has lines on top of which you can enter smart text while significantly maintaining your handwriting. Its ability to recognize lines of written text offers users an array of features not excluding easily adding handwritten links, combining sketches with texts, bookmarking, and the standard open document format. You can pinch or spread out two fingers on the screen to access zoom in and zoom out controls respectively. Double-tapping on the screen will…

  • Geary – An Email Client for GNOME Desktop

    Geary is an open source email client developed for reading, finding, and sending emails on the GNOME 3 desktop. With one of its main features being conversations, users can read entire conversations in their inbox without needing to search for and select the individual emails. If you use the GNOME desktop environment then you must know by now that there are more than a handful of email clients you can pick from. This one is particularly designed to integrate excellently with your desktop and system settings while helping you manage your emails and reminders with ease. It features a GNU/Linux-familiar User Interface with toggable sidebars and toolbars, that can be…

  • Synergy – Share Your Mouse and Keyboard Between Multiple Computers

    If you are one to use many screens at work or at your workstation at home then you are probably aware of Synergy. After all, it is the most voted Mouse and Keyboard sharing software on Slant. Synergy is a cross-platform app that lets you share your mouse and keyboard across multiple computers as if they are one – thereby providing a single cohesive user experience. Watch how synergy works in the following video. It is mostly used by: Programmers who conveniently separate lines of code and analytics into different screens for easier comprehension. Professional gamers – especially for online and multiplayer games. MRI technicians who would typically have a…

  • Crello – A Free Cloud-Based Graphic Design Tool

    This Cloud-Based app is for beginner and professional designers alike and it is a free service that can be regarded as an alternative to another free app for designers, Facebook’s Canva. Crello is a free cloud-based graphic design software and photo editor that can be used to create professional flyers, posters, pictures, cards, magazines, ebooks, etc. It features 5000+ designs that you are free to customize and use whichever way you see fit not excluding social media ads, page covers, magazines, flyers, and greeting cards. Users are able to pick designs from the dozens of already decorated templates or to create projects from scratch. Crello also has all the common…

  • Nightingale – A Beautiful Cross-Platform Music Player

    Hi, everyone! How many of us are still searching for music players? I’m glad to be of service. Today I introduce to you, an app born after the seeming death of another music player, Songbird. Nightingale is a beautifully designed open source and cross-platform music player built with the aim of playing various types of audio formats while being aesthetically pleasing to behold. It features a themeable app window with nicely organized panels all around the 4 sides. Features in Nightingale FOSS: Nightingale is open source and is, therefore, free to download and use. Splash screen Allow add-ons to have localized display panes titles Extendable functionality with the use of…