VueScan is one of the most widely used scanning application available for the Linux platforms. It works with most high-quality flatbed and film scanners to produce scans that have excellent color fidelity and color balance. It has advanced features for restoring faded colors, batch scanning, and other features used by professional photographers.
VueScan 9.5.80 Changelog:
Improved scan quality with some Minolta film scanners
Added support for HP Deskjet 3700
Added support for duplex scanning with some Samsung scanners
Peek makes it easy to create short screencasts of a screen area. It was built for the specific use case of recording screen areas, e.g. for easily showing UI features of your own apps or for showing a bug in bug reports. With Peek you simply place the Peek window over the area you want to record and press "Record". Peek is optimized for generating animated GIFs, but you can also directly record to WebM or MP4 if you prefer.
Peek is not a general purpose screencast app with extended features but rather focuses on the single task of creating small, silent screencasts of an area of the screen for creating GIF animations or silent WebM or MP4 videos.
LyX is a document processor that encourages an approach to writing based on the structure of your documents (WYSIWYM) and not simply their appearance (WYSIWYG).
LyX combines the power and flexibility of TeX/LaTeX with the ease of use of a graphical interface. This results in world-class support for creation of mathematical content (via a fully integrated equation editor) and structured documents like academic articles, theses, and books. In addition, staples of scientific authoring such as reference list and index creation come standard. But you can also use LyX to create a letter or a novel or a theatre play or film script. A broad array of ready, well-designed document layouts are built in.
Flacon extracts individual tracks from one big audio file containing the entire album of music and saves them as separate audio files.
Flacon takes the information from the appropriate CUE file. Besides, Flacon makes it possible to conveniently revise or specify tags both for all tracks at once or for each tag separately.
yEd is a powerful diagramming multipurpose application which can be used to create high quality diagrams.
Created by yWorks, one of the unique feature of yEd is to import external data for analysis and its automatic layout arranging algorithm. This Java based utility has the ability to import data from spreadsheet and arrange them in tree/structures.
yED 3.1.7 Changelog:
Added import support for the GraphML file format variants of our commercial yFiles diagramming libraries yFiles for JavaFX (3.x version series) and yFiles for HTML (2.x version series).
The 'Find...' command and the 'Select Elements' tool now additionally support text matching using the full power of regular expressions.
Hydrogen is an advanced drum machine and pattern based programming app that is available for Ubuntu, Linux and Windows as well. This free and open source app is used to create the sound of drums, cymbals, other percussion instruments.
Hydrogen 0.9.7 Changelog:
The color of the SongEditors squares is now configurable
Bluefish is a powerful editor targeted towards programmers and webdevelopers, with many options to write websites, scripts and programming code. Bluefish supports many programming and markup languages. See features for an extensive overview, take a look at the screenshots, or download it right away. Bluefish is an open source development project, released under the GNU GPL licence.
Bluefish is a multi-platform application that runs on most desktop operating systems including Linux, FreeBSD, MacOS-X, Windows, OpenBSD and Solaris. Bluefish 2.2.10 Changelog:
Bluefish 2.2.10is a maintenance release. Various language files have been improved, most notably languages that include CSS. There are also various fixes for newer gtk versions and for gtk on wayland (which is now the default on Fedora Linux). A new feature in the 2.2.10 release is the possibility to import/export syntax color styles, included are styles for a light and a dark theme. Last there have been fixes for a few rare crashes.
GnuCash is personal and small-business financial-accounting software,
freely licensed under the GNU GPL and available for GNU/Linux, BSD,
Solaris, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows.
Designed to be easy to use, yet powerful and flexible, GnuCash allows
you to track bank accounts, stocks, income and expenses. As quick and
intuitive to use as a checkbook register, it is based on professional
accounting principles to ensure balanced books and accurate reports.
The GnuCash development team announces GnuCash 2.6.16, the sixteenth maintenance release in the 2.6-stable series.
Android Studio is the official Integrated Development Environment
(IDE) for Android app development, based on IntelliJ IDEA . On top of
IntelliJ's powerful code editor and developer tools, Android Studio
offers even more features that enhance your productivity when building
Android Studio 2.3.3 changelog:
Android Studio can now convert PNG, BMP, JPG, and static GIF files to WebP format. WebP is an image file format from Google that provides lossy compression (like JPEG) as well as transparency (like PNG) but can provide better compression than either JPEG or PNG.
Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform video editor for
Windows, Mac and Linux. Major features include support for a wide range
of formats; no import required meaning native timeline editing;
Blackmagic Design support for input and preview monitoring; and
resolution support to 4k.
Shotcut 17.06.02 Changelog:
This version changes the maximum duration for a still image from 10 minutes to four hours. As with previous versions, if you need an image to appear longer, you can add the image more than once. In addition to some other bug fixes, this version fixes a broken Chinese translation and adds a Hungarian translation.
VidCutter is an open-source video trimmer app for Linux, Windows and macOS. It’s built using Python and Qt5, and uses FFmpeg as its decoding and encoding backend. It lets you cut, split or trim large video files in to smaller, easier to share clips.
VidCutter 3.5.0 Changelog:
redesigned timeline & slider with timecode labels at fixed intervals as per regular video editors
thumbnail previews on timeline; the entire timeline background is overlayed with thumbnail previews which looks good + helps you target where you want to mark a start/stop point. thumbnil generation is threaded so will not slow the app down or hinder your use of it. thumbnails will regenerate on app resize
thumbnail previews and on screen display toggle buttons added to far left of main toolbar; what they do is self-explanatory
OpenTTD 1.7.1 is an open source simulation game based upon the popular
Microprose game "Transport Tycoon Deluxe", written by Chris Sawyer. It
attempts to mimic the original game as closely as possible while
extending it with new features.
OpenTTD 1.7.1 changelog
Fix: Add missing game script event for ships arriving at a station.
Fix: StringID truncation to 16 bits broke string remapping test.
Fix: Infinite loop in pathfinder when checking safe waiting position from a waypoint.
Quod Libet is a GTK+-based audio player written in Python, using the
Mutagen tagging library. It’s designed around the idea that you know how
to organize your music better than we do. It lets you make playlists
based on regular expressions (don’t worry, regular searches work too).
It lets you display and edit any tags you want in the file, for all the
file formats it supports.
The latest version available is QuodLibet 3.9.1, which has been recently released, bringing a huge list of changes:
G’MIC (GREYC’s Magic Image Converter) is a editing tool, that can be
used with GIMP or as a standalone application, being available for both
Linux and Windows. G’MIC provides a window which enables the users to
add more than 500 filters over photos and preview the result, in order
to give the photos some other flavor.
G’Mic comes with different interfaces: a command-line tool, an interface
for webcam manipulation, build in Qt and a library and plugin for GIMP.
The latest version available is G’Mic 2.0 which has been recently released, coming with a lot of changes.
Opentoonz is software for producing a 2D animation. It is based
on the software "Toonz", which was developed by Digital Video S.p.A. in
Italy, customized by Studio Ghibli, and has been used for creating its
works for many years. Dwango launches this OpenToonz project, in
cooperation with Digital Video and Studio Ghibli.
Wine (originally an acronym for "Wine Is Not an Emulator") is a
compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on several
POSIX-compliant operating systems, such as Linux, Mac OSX, & BSD.
Instead of simulating internal Windows logic like a virtual machine or
emulator, Wine translates Windows API calls into POSIX calls on-the-fly,
eliminating the performance and memory penalties of other methods and
allowing you to cleanly integrate Windows applications into your
Wine 2.10 changelog:
tmpfile() fails when run from Unix path
Sound Recorder crashes on encoding PCM Sample
Unreal Engine 3 games don't render anything on OS X
qmmp is a free and open-source audio player written in C++ with the help of the Qt library. It officially supports the operating systems Linux, FreeBSD and Microsoft Windows. It is the only audio player not featuring a database that uses the Qt library. The default user interface of qmmp is inspired by Winamp.
Qmmp 1.1.9 changelog:
using relative skin path for portable configuration;
improved WASAPI support;
fixed cursors support in the skinned user interface;
Resetter is an application built with python and pyqt that will help to reset an Ubuntu, Linux-Mint, and some other distros to stock, without having to manually re-install by using a live usb/cd/dvd image.
How does it work?
Typical case of auto apps reset
installed programs list - updated manifest = non-default programs
updated manifest - installed programs list = MPIAs
The KDE® Community is a free software community dedicated to creating an open and user-friendly computing experience, offering an advanced graphical desktop, a wide variety of applications for communication, work, education and entertainment and a platform to easily build new applications upon. We have a strong focus on finding innovative solutions to old and new problems, creating a vibrant atmosphere open for experimentation.
Plasma Desktop 5.10 Changelog:
Share odrs reviews instance between flatpak and packagekit.
Fix duplicate Discover entry on the Application Menu.
Atom is a text editor that's modern, approachable, yet hackable to
the core a tool you can customize to do anything but also use
productively without ever touching a config file.
Atom is a free and open-source text and source code editor for OS
X, Linux, and Windows with support for plug-ins written in Node.js, and
embedded Git Control, developed by GitHub. Atom is a desktop application
built using web technologies. Most of the extending packages have free
software licenses and are community-built and maintained. Atom is based
on Electron (formerly known as Atom Shell), a framework that enables
cross-platform desktop applications using Chromium and Node.js. It is
written in CoffeeScript and Less. It can also be used as an IDE. Atom
was released from beta, as version 1.0, on June 25, 2015. Its developers
call it a "hackable text editor for the 21st Century".
MKVtoolnix is a set of tools to create, alter, split, join and inspect
Matroska files(mkv). With these tools one can get information about
(mkvinfo) Matroska files, extract tracks/data from (mkvextract) Matroska
files and create (mkvmerge) Matroska files from other media files.
Matroska is a multimedia file format aiming to become THE new container
format for the future. Use MKVCleaver or gMKVExtractGUI to
extract/demultiplex mkv video and audio files.
MKVToolNix 12.0.0 changelog:
New features and enhancements
MKVToolNix GUI: the key combination Ctrl+Shift+Space will now toggle the selection of the current item in all tree views where multiple selections are allowed.
MKVToolNix GUI: chapter editor: added the extension `*.cue` (for cue sheet files) to the "open chapter file" dialog.
LiVES is a Video Editing System. It is designed to be simple to use,
yet powerful. It is small in size, yet it has many advanced features.
LiVES mixes realtime video performance and non-linear editing in one
professional quality application. It will let you start editing and
making video right away, without having to worry about formats, frame
sizes, or framerates. It is a very flexible tool which is used by both
professional VJ's and video editors - mix and switch clips from the
keyboard, use dozens of realtime effects, trim and edit your clips in
the clip editor, and bring them together using the multitrack timeline. LiVES 2.8.6 Changelog:
Shotwell 0.26.2 is an image organizer designed to provide personal
photo management for the GNOME desktop Shotwell can import photos and
videos from a digital camera directly. Shotwell automatically groups
photos and videos by date, and supports tagging. Its image editing
features allow users to straighten, crop, eliminate red eye, and adjust
levels and color balance. It also features an auto "enhance" option that
will attempt to guess appropriate levels for the image.
Shotwell 0.26.2 Changelog
Fix issue when minimizing publishing UI on Unity
Fix browsing on GVFS-mounted file systems
Fix missing linebreaks in comments when writing back meta-data
KiCad is an open source software suite for Electronic Design
Automation (EDA). The programs handle Schematic Capture, and PCB Layout
with Gerber output. The suite runs on Windows, Linux and OS X and is
licensed under GNU GPL v3.
The KiCad project is proud to announce the latest stable release of KiCad. The 4.0.6 stable version contains critical bug fixes and other minor improvements since the last release.
KiCad EDA 4.0.6 Changelog: Library changes:
You may need to update your footprint library table in pcbnew, because some footprint libraries have been renamed as follows:
FreeFileSync is a free Open Source software that helps you synchronize files and synchronize folders for Windows, Linux and macOS. It is designed to save your time setting up and running data backups while having nice visual feedback along the way.
FreeFileSync 9.1 Changelog:
Fixed crash when getting invalid data after item type check
Fixed copying symlinks pointing to network folders
Support resolving network paths in the NT namespace
Support FTP servers with broken MLST command (Pure-FTPd)
The original reason Enlightenment exists - The Window Manager. From here everything else spawned. This is really the flagship product, closely followed by EFL itself. The window manager is a lean, fast, modular and very extensible window manager for X11 and Linux. It is classed as a “desktop shell” providing the things you need to operate your desktop (or laptop), but is not a whole application suite. This covers launching applications, managing their windows and doing other system tasks like suspending, reboots, managing files etc.
Enlightenment 0.21.8 Changelog: Al Poole
Fix macro namings in relation to endianness.
Fix compiler type warnings (snprintf)
E keyboard settings - use the same icon as the keyboard settings dialog
Vectr is a free graphics software used to create vector graphics easily and intuitively. It’s a simple yet powerful web and desktop cross-platform tool to bring your designs into reality. Furthermore, with its easy-to-use user interface, anyone can unleash their creativity as an illustrator or graphic designer. Before we proceed on how to install vectr on Ubuntu, lets take a quick look at its features.
Vectr’s basic graphics editor is free forever
Can be used to create any 2D graphic
It can be used to create graphics for business cards, greeting cards, icons, websites, illustrations, logos, resumes, brochures, posters, presentations, and much more
Darktable is an open source photography workflow application and raw
developer. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers. It
manages your digital negatives in a database, lets you view them through
a zoomable lighttable and enables you to develop raw images and enhance
Darktable 2.2.5 Changelog: New features:
When appending EXIF data to an exported image, do not fail if reading of EXIF from the original file fails
Support XYZ as proofing profile
Clear DerivedFrom from XMP before writing it
bauhaus: when using soft bounds, keep slider step constant