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Ring is a Privacy-Focused, Open-Source Skype Alternative


ring linux client on ubuntu desktopIf you’re sick of Skype for Linux’s lack of progress, or rankled by the imminent retirement of the older (but superior) Qt Skype client, there’s a GNU alternative in town called Ring. GNU Ring is a cross-platform, privacy-minded communication app that is fast gaining a following in FOSS and security-conscious circles. Like an open-source alternative to Skype […]

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Shotwell Photo Manager Updated, Here’s How To Upgrade on Ubuntu


A new unstable release of photo manager Shotwell is now available.  Shotwell 0.27 introduces a small set of new features and improvements, as well fixes for a number of bugs. Notably, Shotwell 0.27 no longer has F-Spot import support, a feature that the photo management and editing app added way back in 2010. The removal of this […]

This post, Shotwell Photo Manager Updated, Here’s How To Upgrade on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.





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Write! An Elegant Distraction-Free Writing App Is Now Available For Linux


Write! A distraction free writing tool with a beautiful interface is now available for Linux.

Write! has a number of features that many writers would love. Some of the main features of Write! include auto-saving, cloud-synced documents, offline editing, dark and light themes, unlimited undo, productivity stats. You can also publish your notes to the web directly from the app.

I must mention here that Write! is neither free (in terms of money as well) nor open source. But since it provides an application for Linux desktop, I am covering it.

Write! features

Write! writing app for Linux

Some of the main highlights of Write! are:

  • Auto-saving (even unnamed documents) with unlimited cloud storage
  • Offline autosaving
  • Multiple tabs and writing sessions
  • Document library
  • Spell checker
  • Smart auto-complete based on your typing history
  • Markdown and wiki support
  • Unlimited number of undo, even across multiple devices (can undo on Linux what you wrote on Windows)
  • Productivity stats tell you how many words you typed. You can set goals here.
  • Share the notes either on social media or publish it on the web (like Simplenote)
  • Dark and light UI and editor themes
  • Multiple text style presets
  • Focus mode for distraction free writing
  • Cross platform but no mobile applications

You can watch this video to see some of these features in action:

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Boostnote: Open Source Note Taking App For Programmers

Experience with Write!

So I set out exploring Write! app on Ubuntu 16.04. There is an executable made available by Write! team which can be run on any Linux distributions.

Though I don’t have the technical details, I have a feeling that the Linux app is built on Electron.

You must have an account to use Write! app. Your notes are saved to a private cloud provided by Write! linked to your account.

Write! app for Linux
Account is mandatory

The GUI is impressive for sure. Notes are saved automatically with a sync sign reminding you of the saving process.

Write! app for Linux
Notes sync automatically to a private cloud

The dark theme looks cooler than the white one.

Write! app for Linux
Dark theme looks fabulous

Using Write! with the dark theme and auto-completion and spelling suggestions actually made me feel like I was using Atom and that’s not a bad thing.

Rest of the writing experience is similar to what any modern writing app would provide. It is the additional features that count.

Verdict

Write! is a superb app for professional writing with all the right weapons in its armory. If you are a serious writer and can spend $20 (for the lifetime license), Write! could be your choice.

Write!





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How to Create a Bootable Windows 10 USB on Ubuntu


We show you how to make a bootable USB of Windows 10 on Ubuntu using a free, open-source USB writing tool called WoeUSB.

This post, How to Create a Bootable Windows 10 USB on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.





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Atom Editor 1.18 Released with Rich Git Integration


the atom text editor snap app on ubuntu 17.04A new version of the Atom editor available to download and it comes with a BIG new feature: deep Git and Github integration.

This post, Atom Editor 1.18 Released with Rich Git Integration, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.





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WPS Office for Linux 2016 (Apparently) Released


kingsoft wps officeA new version of WPS Office for Linux is available to download. It ships with new ‘enhancements’, including remote file sharing and improved performance.

This post, WPS Office for Linux 2016 (Apparently) Released, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.





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How To Change Folder Color on Ubuntu


folder color thumbnailDo you want to know how to change folder color on Ubuntu? In this post we’ll show you how to install an app that lets you quickly change folder color.

This post, How To Change Folder Color on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.





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Firefox 54 Is Rolling Out on Ubuntu, but Multiprocess is Disabled


firefox multiprocessUbuntu users can now upgrade the latest Firefox 54 release through Software Updater, but Firefox’s new multiprocess handling is disabled by default.

This post, Firefox 54 Is Rolling Out on Ubuntu, but Multiprocess is Disabled, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.





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Plasma Vault Makes It Easy to Create Encrypted Folders on the KDE Desktop


security keyThe KDE Neon developer edition has a nifty security feature called Plasma Vault — and it sounds awesome. Plasma Vault lets you create an encrypted folder in which you can securely stash any files you wish to keep private. This might be your WIP xmas shopping list, candid photos of Bigfoot in fancy swimwear, or work documents […]

This post, Plasma Vault Makes It Easy to Create Encrypted Folders on the KDE Desktop, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.





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How To Make Everything You Type on Linux 100x More Annoying


buckling spring key soundBucklesrping makes a buckling spring keyboard sound for every key you press on your modern keyboard, and it’s available to install on Linux as a Snap app.

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