• Mailspring – A New Open Source Cross-Platform Email Client

    Mailspring is a fork of the now-discontinued Nylas Mail client. It does, however, offer much better performance, and is built with a native C++ sync engine instead of JavaScript. According to the development team, the company is sunsetting further development of Mailspring. Mailspring offers virtually all the best features housed in Nylas Mail, and thanks to its native C++ sync engine it uses fewer dependencies which results in less lag and a reduction in RAM usage by 50% compared to Nylas Mail. Mailspring Desktop Email Client Features in Mailspring If you used Nylas Mail then you already know the main features Mailspring offers. They include: Freemium service – Free for…

  • Cutegram – An Unofficial Telegram Desktop Client

    Do you remember Telegram ? The cross-platform instant messaging that features self-destructing messages, VoIP, and Gifs? It has desktop apps for the 3 most popular platforms but in the open-source community, no one is happy with just one option – thus we have Cutegram. Cutegram is an open-source cross-platform (but unofficial) desktop client for Telegram. It was put together using Qt5, libappindication, QML, libqtelegram, Faenza icons, Twitter and emojis graphic sets AsemanQtTools technologies and it supports all file types just like Telegram. Cutegram Telegram Client The app was developed by Aseman, a non-profit company that created to support and lead the FOSS (Free Open Source Software) projects and research with the goal to provide “free and secure products…

  • devRantron – An Unofficial Desktop Client for devRant Programmers

    devRantron is a free, open-source, and cross-platform (unofficial) desktop client for the famous Dev Rant Android and iOS social media application for programmers, developers, and designers. Before now, devRant was only accessible on the mobile phones, but now users can post complaints and follow up on rants by developers from all around the globe even while working on their desktops and it’s thanks to a group of friends who concluded that devRant was taking too long to deliver a desktop client. Devrant Desktop Client As at the time of writing devRantron has been launched a total of 11324 times: 1200 so far this month and 1 time today. 30% use Linux, 59.4%…

  • CodeBlocks – A Free & Cross-Platform C, C++ and Fortran IDE

    CodeBlocks is a free and open-source IDE for C, C++ and FORTRAN development. It features a consistent User Interface across all desktop platforms with a class browser, a tabbed interface, and its functions can be extended using plugins. It also features keyboard shortcuts, smart indentation, code folding, and a to-do list management panel that different users can use, among others. It is written in C++ and it does not require any interpreted languages or proprietary libraries. CodeBlocks IDE in Action The IDE gives developers a lot of control over the code they write and how it is executed. For example, users can choose which compiler to use. Features in CodeBlocks Freeware: Code…

  • Medleytext – An Intuitive and Stylish Note-Taking App for Programmers

    We have written on a couple of note-taking apps for developers before and one such app is Boostnote . Today, we have another note-taking app that is just as good and it goes by the name Medleytext. Medleytext  is a free and open-source cross-platform note-taking application with functions aimed at developers. It features support for a handful of languages including Markdown, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Medleytext Note Taking App in Action It features a beautiful and modern User Interface with a two panels before the text editor. The leftmost panel houses button icons for adding notes as well as sharing and importing them. The next panel lists all the notebooks…

  • Wanna – A Modern Eye Candy To-Do List App

    Today, we introduce to you a new project that is described in its GitHub page as an implementation of a 21st-century to-do list app. And who will beg to differ when the app is so spectacular it comes along with its own workflow and well-stated philosophy. Wanna is a modern cross-platform and open-source Electron-based To-Do list application with a focus on time management. It features a User Interface that adheres to Google’s Material Design guidelines to offer both a colorful and intuitive application window. Wanna’s Workflow: An idea occurs to you. It can be any type of idea; listening to a great music, doing your school homework, plan for running, reading…

  • 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…