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Viper Browser

There is a new application available for Sparkers: Viper Browser

What is Viper Browser?

A powerful yet lightweight web browser built with the Qt framework

Features:
– All development is done with a focus on privacy, minimalism, and customization ability
– Bookmark management
– Built-in ad blocker, compatible with AdBlock Plus and uBlock Origin filters
– Cookie viewer, editor, and support for cookie filters (QtWebEngine 5.11+ only)
– Compatible with Pepper Plugin API
– Custom user agent support
– Fast and lightweight
– Fullscreen support
– Granular control over browser settings and web permissions
– Gives the user control over their data, no invasions of privacy like other browsers are known to do..
– GreaseMonkey-style UserScript support
– Multiple options for home page- any URL, blank page, or a card layout page with favorite and most visited websites
– PDF.js embedded into the browser
– Save and restore browsing sessions, local tab history, pinned tabs
– Secure AutoFill manager (disabled by default)
– Tab drag-and-drop support for HTML links, local files, other browser window tabs, etc
– Tab hibernation / wake up support
– Traditional browser UI design instead of WebUI and chromium-based interfaces

Installation (Sparky 6 amd64 & i386):
sudo apt update
sudo apt install viper-browser

Viper Browser

License: GNU GPL-3.0
Web: github.com/LeFroid/Viper-Browser

 

Enve

There is a new application available for Sparkers: Enve

What is Enve?

Flexible, user expandable 2D animation software for Linux and Windows. You can use enve to create vector animations, raster animations, and even use sound and video files. Enve was created with flexibility and expandability in mind.

Installation (Sparky 5 & 6 amd64):
sudo apt update
sudo apt install enve

Enve

License: GNU GPL-3.0
Web: github.com/MaurycyLiebner/enve

 

Shortwave

There is a new application available for Sparkers: Shortwave

What is Shortwave?

Shortwave is an internet radio player that provides access to a station database with over 25,000 stations.

Features:
– Create your own library where you can add your favorite stations
– Easily search and discover new radio stations
– Automatic recognition of songs, with the possibility to save them individually
– Responsive application layout, compatible for small and large screens
– Play audio on supported network devices (e.g. Google Chromecasts)
– Seamless integration into the GNOME desktop environment

Installation (Sparky 6 amd64 & i686):
sudo apt update
sudo apt install shortwave

Warring!
This is Shortwave version 1.1.1, the last one which reqiures GTK+3; The latest version 2.0.x requires GTK+4, which is not available in Debian Sid or testing repos yet.

Shortwave

License: GNU GPL-3.0
Web: gitlab.gnome.org/World/Shortwave

 

Nuclear

There is a new application available for Sparkers: Nuclear

What is Nuclear?

Nuclear is a free music streaming program that pulls content from free sources all over the internet. If you know mps-youtube, this is a similar music player but with a GUI. It’s also focusing more on audio. Imagine Spotify which you don’t have to pay for and with a bigger library.

Features:
– Searching for and playing music from YouTube (including integration with playlists and SponsorBlock), Jamendo, Audius and SoundCloud
– Searching for albums (powered by Last.fm and Discogs), album view, automatic song lookup based on artist and track name (in progress, can be dodgy sometimes)
– Song queue, which can be exported as a playlist
– Loading saved playlists (stored in json files)
– Scrobbling to last.fm (along with updating the ‘now playing’ status)
– Newest releases with reviews – tracks and albums
– Browsing by genre
– Radio mode (automatically queue similar tracks)
– Unlimited downloads (powered by youtube)
– Realtime lyrics
– Browsing by popularity
– List of favorite tracks
– Listening from local library
– No accounts, No ads, No CoC, No CLA

Installation (Sparky 6 amd64 only):
sudo apt update
sudo apt install nuclear

Nuclear

License: GNU Affero General Public License 3
Web: github.com/nukeop/nuclear

 

Lightworks

There is a new application available for Sparkers: Lightworks

What is Lightworks?

Hollywood-strength editing for everyone. Lightworks is the fastest, most accessible and focused NLE in the industry, because it is based on the simple idea that the editor, not the computer industry, knows what’s best. The latest release of Lightworks is based on the cumulative knowledge from twenty years of top-flight editing.

Features:
– Universal projects
– Custom definable sequence output formats
– Social Media Templates for sequence output
– Powerful asset grouping associations
– Simple & intuitive User Interface
– Access amazing royalty-free audio & video content
– Easy timeline editing & trimming
– Lo-Res Proxy workflows for 4K
– Real time ready to use audio & video FX
– Export video for YouTube/Vimeo, SD/HD, up to 4K
– Wide file format support including variable frame rate media
– Grade your sequence professionally utilising up to 32bit GPU precision and histogram tool

Lightworks 2021 is available with a free 7 day license and requires register to extend, or upgrade to Pro for all tools and export formats.

Installation (Sparky 5 & 6 amd64):
sudo apt update
sudo apt install lightworks

Lightworks

Developer: LWKS Software Ltd.
License: Proprietary
Web: lwks.com

 

FrostWire

There is a new application available for Sparkers: FrostWire

What is FrostWire?

An easy to use Cloud Downloader, BitTorrent Client and Media Player. Search, Download, Play, Share.

Features:
– In-App Search
– Preview & Play while you download
– Download only files you want
– Media Player & Library
– BitTorrent client

Installation (Sparky 6 amd64 only):
sudo apt update
sudo apt install frostwire

FrostWire

License: GNU General Public License.
Web: github.com/frostwire/frostwire

 

FreeTube

There is a new application available for Sparkers: FreeTube

What is FreeTube?

FreeTube is a YouTube client for Windows, Mac, and Linux built around using YouTube more privately. You can enjoy your favorite content and creators without your habits being tracked. All of your user data is stored locally and never sent or published to the internet. FreeTube grabs data by scraping the information it needs (with either local methods or by optionally utilizing the Invidious API). With many features similar to YouTube, FreeTube has become one of the best methods to watch YouTube privately on desktop.

Features:
– Watch videos without ads
– Use YouTube without Google tracking you using cookies and JavaScript
– Two extractor APIs to choose from (Built in or Invidious)
– Subscribe to channels without an account
– Local subscriptions, history, and saved videos
– Organize your subscriptions into “Profiles” to create a more focused feed
– Export & import subscriptions
– Open videos from your browser directly into FreeTube (with extension)
– Mini Player
– Full Theme support

Installation (Sparky 6 amd64 only):
(The application is still in beta phase so installation on Sparky testing only)
sudo apt update
sudo apt install freetube

FreeTube

License: GNU Affero General Public License
Web: github.com/FreeTubeApp/FreeTube

 

RiseupVPN

There is a new application available for Sparkers: RiseupVPN

What is RiseupVPN?

A golang implementation of the Bitmask VPN client, displaying a systray icon as a state indicator and control. Riseup offers Personal VPN service for censorship circumvention, location anonymization and traffic encryption. To make this possible, it sends all your internet traffic through an encrypted connection to riseup.net, where it then goes out onto the public internet. Unlike most other VPN providers, Riseup does not log your IP address. Riseup has a VPN client called RiseupVPN. This VPN client is super easy to use! You just install it and run it—no configuration, no account registration.

Installation (Sparky 5 & 6 amd64/i386):

sudo apt update
sudo apt install riseup-vpn

How VPN works

License: GNU General Public License v3.0
Web: riseup.net/en/vpn

 

LibreWolf

There is a new application available for Sparkers: LibreWolf

What is LibreWolf?

LibreWolf is the community-maintained fork of Librefox: a privacy and security-focused browser. This project is an independent “fork” of Firefox, with the primary goals of privacy security and user freedom. It is the community run successor to LibreFox. LibreWolf is designed to minimize data collection and telemetry as much as possible. This is achieved through hundreds of privacy/security/performance settings and patches. Intrusive integrated addons including updater, crashreporter, and pocket are removed too.
LibreWolf is NOT associated with Mozilla or its products.

Features:
– Latest Firefox — LibreWolf is compiled directly from the latest build of Firefox Stable. You will have the the latest features, and security updates.
– Independent Build — LibreWolf uses a build independent of Firefox and has its own settings, profile folder and installation path. As a result, it can be installed alongside Firefox or any other browser.
– No phoning home — Embedded server links and other calling home functions are removed. In other words, minimal background connections by default.
– User settings updates
– Extensions firewall: limit internet access for extensions.
– Multi-platform
– Community-Driven

Installation (Sparky rolling/testing amd64 only):

sudo apt update
sudo apt install librewolf

The package is located in Sparky unstable repos so make sure you have enabled the repo before starting installation.

LibreWolf

License: Mozilla Public License 2.0
Web: gitlab.com/librewolf-community

 

TagSpaces

There is a new application available for Sparkers: TagSpaces

What is TagSpaces?

TagSpaces is a free, non-locking, open source application for organizing and managing your local files with the help of tags. It features note taking and some to-do app capabilities. The application is available for Windows, Linux, Mac OS and Android. We provide a web clipper extension for Firefox and Chrome for easy collecting of online content as local files.

Main features:
– File and folder management – TagSpaces provides a convenient user interface for browsing, viewing and man files and folders.
– File tagging – The application supports two ways for tagging files. The default one embeds the tags directly in the name of the file, the other one uses a so called sidecar files for persisting the tags.
– Searching – The search functionality supports fussy functionality and can filter your locations for files and folders containing one or more tags
– Browser for local content – TagSpaces can be used just as browser for your local photos or navigation thought your local ebook library
– Media player – It supports playing for common audio and video files types and has integrated basic media player functionalities.
– No-Cloud: TagSpaces is running completely offline and serverless on your laptop, desktop or tablet and does not require an internet connection and any kind of online registration or service provider.
– Note Taking – you can create and edit notes in plain text, markdown and html file formats
– To-Do Management – with the help of the build in HTML editor you are able to create simple todo lists in every HTML file.
– Cross-platform: TagSpaces runs on Windows, Linux, Mac and Android
– Web Clipper for saving web pages and screenshots from your browsers is also available as extension for Firefox and Chrome.

Installation (Sparky 5 & 6 amd64):

sudo apt update
sudo apt install tagspaces

TagSpaces

License: GNU Affero General Public License v3.0
Web: github.com/tagspaces/tagspaces

 

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