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Polo, the File Manager with a Paywall

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According to its website, Polo is an “advanced file manager for Linux written in Vala)”. Further down the page, Polo is referred to as a “modern, light-weight file manager for Linux with support for multiple panes and tabs; support for archives, and much more.”

It is from the same developer (Tony George) that has given us some of the most popular applications for desktop Linux. Timeshift backup tool, Conky Manager, Aptik backup tools for applications etc. Polo is the latest offering from Tony.

Note that Polo is still in the beta stage of development which means the first stable version of the software is not out yet.v

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5 Of The Most Popular Internet Browsers Available For Ubuntu

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As you may know, Brave Browser is an open-source, Chromium based internet browsers that comes with a built-in adblocker. The feature does not block all the ads and replaces all of infected ads (used for malwertising) with Brave ads, giving the money to the website displaying the ads, to Brave sponsors and the to the community.

By default, the browser accesses only the HTTPS version of all the websites (if there is a HTTPS version available).

Due to the fact that the Brave Browser is available as a snap package, installing it on Ubuntu or a derivative system is easy. You only need to install the snapd package and to use snap to install brave:

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Cherrytree – A Powerful Wiki Style Note Taking App for Linux

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So, here comes the Cherrytree, one of the most admired note-taking wiki-style applications in the market for the users who need to note down all their details and specifics so keep they life organized and well scheduled.

This open-source and free data managing app has all the customizable advanced features in combination with formatting texts, highlighting texts and all other the typical traits that will make the note-taking life more comfortable and better.

Rich text formatting, being one of the most important attributes of a note-taking app, is also attached to the feature of synchronizing the cloud services with this app.

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Software: GNOME Pomodoro, MuseScore, Cloud Sticky Notes

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  • GNOME Pomodoro New Features

    GNOME Pomodoro is a time and focus management app which improves productivity and quality of work by balancing between work and rest time. If you want to learn more about this app, click here to read the article about it in detail.

    A new updated version of GNOME Pomodoro is released (v0.14). The program includes some new features worth mentioning: blurred background, a stats option, and last 10 seconds notification indicator.

  • Release notes for MuseScore 3

    MuseScore 3.0 is packed full of new features and improvements.

  • Free Scorewriter MuseScore 3.0 Released (How-to Install)
  • Cloud Sticky Notes – A Free Note-Taking App for Linux

    Cloud Sticky Notes is just a dream catcher for people who are prone to blanking over a day to day tasks as this app can save your life. This app allows you to create notes of anything, no matter it is your routine or work schedule, date reminder or listing. Clouds Sticky Notes comes for free and is extremely easy going. This Java-based cross-platform note-taking app runs on several platforms as in Windows, Mac and Linux OS. The user interface is significantly attractive and allows the users to create, edit, add or delete notes.

    The facilities are served even when you are offline. Now you may wonder about the online services. Well, when you are online, you can transfer the notes via Email or Dropbox. It is more like a virtual messenger. Again you can create hyperlinks of your selected notes also.

Darktable 2.6.0

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Reaching out

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In the Linux community we’re portrayed as tribalistic quite often, there’s good reasons of that. Having been part of KDE day to day for years, I also must say that it’s clearly been blown out of proportion. There’s collaboration all over the place and we should celebrate when it happens. Sitting together and sharing visions is useful, which we did in the last Libre Application Summit in Denver.

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Steam Play and Wine Latest

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Best Linux Calendar App: Top 20 Reviewed for Linux Users

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There is no doubt that day by day our life is becoming busier where forgetting important events and meetings are very natural. But such a simple forgetfulness can often result in serious or even irrecoverable problem. In such a case, you can have a calendar app that lets you have a glance at your upcoming events and also helps you schedule events. Eventually, you can keep track with every single thing even when you are excessively forgetful. Finding the issue very significant, we made extensive research for finding out the best Linux calendar app for you. We, at last, came out successfully and here have listed the top 20 Linux calendar apps with a vivid description of each to make your everyday life considerably easier.

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Software: FreeOffice, Orca, Konbini, Qmmp

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  • FreeOffice – A Free and Best Alternative to Microsoft Office for Linux

    FreeOffice is a free productivity office suite software for home and business usage. Which is a basically free version of SoftMaker Office suite. It offers some drop down helpful features to replace Microsoft Office. The FreeOffice is powerful yet extremely handy and easy to use, it keeps pace with the fast world as it is super-fast while working. It comes with its own takes over the trio sister apps of Microsoft office; PlanMaker (Excel), Presentations (PowerPoint) and TextMaker (Word).

  • Text to Speech on GNU/Linux Part 3: Orca on KDE

    Continuing the second part: this article discusses about screen reading on KDE. This means you can automatically read out loud every key press, start menu, user interface of program, as well as text document in it. The program used is GNOME Orca Screen Reader which is integrated very well to KDE Plasma. You will learn the basic knowledge, requirements and how to install them, configuring KDE and Orca to work together, running and closing Orca, and of course how to tweak the speech for the speed and voice type. I hope you can help yourself and anyone with this brilliant technology so everybody can use computer regardless their impairments or disabilities.

  • Konbini: KDE's Little Photo Helper

    The supplied installer does the donkey job of fetching and installing the required pieces. It also adds the dedicated Konbini item to the right-click context menu in Dolphin. This menu gives you quick access to several useful commands that let you recompress and resize the currently selected image file, rename the file using date and time values extracted from its EXIF metadata, quickly geotag the selected photo, show the selected geotagged photo on OpenStreetMap, and more.

  • Qmmp Music Player 1.2.5 Released With Important Fixes

    Qmmp, Winamp look like music player, released version 1.2.5 last night with some bugs fixed. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.10.

Top 11 Image Viewers for Ubuntu and other Linux

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It is probably a good idea to stick with the default system image viewer unless you want a specific feature (that’s missing) or if you crave for better user experience.

However, if you like to experiment, you may try out different image viewers. You could end up loving the new user experience of viewing the images or get hooked on to the extra features offered.

In this article, we have mentioned every kind of image viewers ranging from the simplest to the most advanced tool available for Ubuntu or any other Linux distro.

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    This week in KDE’s Usability & Productivity initiative, something big landed: virtual desktop support on Wayland, accompanied by a shiny new user interface for the X11 version too. Eike Hein has been working on this literally for months and I think he deserves a round of applause! It was a truly enormous amount of work, but now we can benefit for years to come.
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    KDE landing virtual desktop support on Wayland this week is certainly quite exciting while also a new UI was added for the X11 virtual desktop support too. Some of the other KDE improvements that landed this week and relayed by Nate Graham include the digital clock widget now allowing adjustments to the date formatting, the KDE Information Center's USB devices section will now actually display all USB devices, wallpaper chooser view improvements, and various other improvements.

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Livepatching With Linux 5.1 To Support Atomic Replace & Cumulative Patches

With the Linux 5.1 kernel cycle that should get underway in just over one month's time, there will now be the long in development work (it's been through 15+ rounds of public code review!) for supporting atomic replace and cumulative patches. Read more