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Receive Android call, text alerts on your Ubuntu Desktop

Save yourself the embarrassment of missing an important text or phone call when sat gazing at your Ubuntu desktop with the neato 'Android Notifer' application.

10 September 2010
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RSS-Aware puts feed updates on your panel (Indicator-RSS anyone?)

Indicator-RSS? Well, almost! RSS-Aware is a panel only indicator-applet for staying up-to-date with the latest updates from your favourite sites. Download instructions, install details & a pretty picture are behind the 'continue reading' button...

9 September 2010
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Free AutoCAD clone DraftSight coming to Linux

Free professional grade 2D CAD software ‘Draftsight’ is coming to Linux shortly, news that is a massive boon to professional CAD users and students everywhere. The release, due within the next month or two according to […]

9 September 2010
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Use FreeGuide to see TV Listings from your desktop

FreeGuide is an application that displays TV guides right on your desktop. It can be found nestled on the shelves within the Ubuntu Software Centre and whilst not the most glamorous of applications to look at (QT3, boo hiss) it's easy to set up, easy to use but very slow to download listings if you select too many channels. More detailed analysis, screenshots and a one-click install button after the jump.

6 September 2010

Split large files easily in Ubuntu with GNOME Split

Ever needed to upload a large file to an online web service but found yourself constrained by maximum file size limits? The easy way to get around this is to 'split' your file into smaller chunks for uploading. These are then rejoined by the downloadee.

30 August 2010
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Find stray photos by sketching them, seeing results in real-time

You know what picture you want to find – you can see it in your mind! Now if only you could remember what it was called… Naming conventions for digital camera images – and worse […]

29 August 2010
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Darktable photography app hits 0.6.0, gains many new features

A new release of virtual light-table and darkroom application Darktable is available for download. The tool, aimed at photographers, allows you to manage “your digital negatives in a database and lets you view them through a zoomable light-table.” […]

29 August 2010
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Batch rename files in Ubuntu with ‘Renamer ‘

Having to rename a group of files – whether they’re photos or general files – can be a time consuming process unless you make use of a batch-renaming tool. ‘Renamer’ is one such tool. A small […]

29 August 2010
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WeatherPaper puts the weather outside on your desktop inside

GNOME users have long been left out in the cold when searching for a good looking & easily-themeable ‘Weather Wallpaper’ application. Over a year ago I ran down the Gnome-friendly alternatives to KDE’s slick weather wallpaper plug-in and […]

26 August 2010
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Indicator-Workspaces does what it says on the tin

As a self-confessed Indicator-fanboy I relish seeing projects like the following pop up that set out to ‘upgrade/replace’ existing gnome applets into modern, neat and orderly indicator applets. Indicator-Workspaces by George Dumitrescu (AppImage Thumbnailer) is […]

24 August 2010
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Rainlendar puts calendar sexy on your desktop

Rainlendar is a self-described ‘feature rich’ calendar for your desktop that allows for extensive customization, tweaking and personalization. Events can be set with an alarm for notification and the to-do list makes a handy extra. Rainlendar is […]

23 August 2010
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Lauf – the lightest launcher ever

Back in early July we featured ‘Alawalk’ – a lightweight launcher for the resource conscious. It was lean, mean and did its job. If you liked Alawalk but found the 72KiB RAm usage a bit […]

23 August 2010