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Mullvad VPN

There is a new application available for Sparkers: Mullvad VPN

What is Mullvad VPN?

Mullvad is a VPN service that helps keep your online activity, identity, and location private. Mullvad VPN is the built-in kill switch which automatically stop all network traffic. The application is available for Linux, OS X, Windows, iOS, Android and as a Firefox extension.

Features:
– Anonymous account
– No logging
– Externally audited
– Safe jurisdiction
– Integrated kill switch
– No paid reviews
– In-house support team
– Early adopters
– Simple setup

The application is free and ope-source, but using the service is paid.

Installation (Sparky 6 & 7 amd64):
sudo apt update
sudo apt install mullvad-vpn

Mullvad VPN

License: GNU GPLv3
Web: github.com/mullvad/mullvadvpn-app

Signal Desktop

There is a new application available for Sparkers: Signal Desktop

What is Signal Desktop?

Signal — Private Messenger for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Signal Desktop links with Signal on Android or iOS and lets you message from your Windows, macOS, and Linux computers.

Goals:
– Share Without Insecurity – State-of-the-art end-to-end encryption (powered by the open source Signal Protocol) keeps your conversations secure.
– No ads. No trackers. No kidding – There are no ads, no affiliate marketers, and no creepy tracking in Signal.
– Free for Everyone – Signal is an independent nonprofit. Development is supported by grants and donations from people like you.

Installation (Sparky 6 & 7 amd64):
sudo apt update
sudo apt install signal-desktop

To use the Signal desktop app, Signal must first be installed on your phone.

Signal Desktop

License: AGPLv3
Web: github.com/signalapp/Signal-Desktop

Firefox Mozilla build

There are two new applications available for Sparkers: Firefox Mozilla builds

What is Firefox Mozilla build?

It is debianized, the latest version of Mozilla Firefox build, which provides the latest binary packages don’t available via Debian stable and testing repos. So the latest versions of Firefox and Firefox ESR can be installed on Sparky stable and testing now.

1. The binary debs do not make problems with your exiting installation of ‘firefox’ or ‘firefox-esr’ packages from Debian repos. The Mozilla build debs are installed with different names then the Debian’s ones.

2. Make sure, the Mozilla build does not use your present Firefox profile, it creates a new one, so can not use your existing, saved bookmarks, passwords, etc. You can restore your settings using the Mozilla synchronization feature.

Installation Firefox Mozilla build ESR (Sparky 6 & 7 amd64/i386):
sudo apt update
sudo apt install firefox-esr-sparky

Installation Firefox Mozilla build Latest (Sparky 6 & 7 amd64/i386):
sudo apt update
sudo apt install firefox-sparky

or via APTus AppCenter >= 20211211.

FinalCrypt

There is a new application available for Sparkers: FinalCrypt

What is FinalCrypt?

FinalCrypt is a cross-platform, Java based file encryption software. FinalCrypt uses unbreakable One Time Pad File Encryption designed to withstand the most serious Brute-force and Spyware attacks. The graphical user-interface with logging and command-line interface combines maximum ease of use and professional automation of encryption and reporting.

Installation (Sparky 6 & 7 amd64):
sudo apt update
sudo apt install finalcrypt

FinalCrypt

License: Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
Web: finalcrypt.org

Raven Reader

There is a new application available for Sparkers: Raven Reader

What is Raven Reader?

Raven is a open source desktop news reader with flexible settings to optimize your experience. No login is required, and no personal data is collected.

Features:
– Full Article Read
– Subscribing to news feed
– Marking as read/unread
– Marking as favourite
– Dark mode
– Configurable cron job for refresh interval of feeds
– Minimize app to tray and run in background
– Open article link in external browser
– Responsive
– Exporting feed in OPML format
– Importing feeds
– Windows support
– Linux support
– Offline reading
– Keyboard Shortcuts
– Sidebar count
– Text size configuration
– Text font style configuration (Currently has Playfair Display, Muli, Open Sans and Roboto Slab)
– Supports categorizing of the feeds.
– macOS touchbar shortcuts
– Integration with read it later apps: Pocket, Instapaper
– Podcast support. Subscribe to podcast rss feed and listen within app.
– Accessibility Friendly
– Feedbin integration (Folders are WIP)
– Inoreader integration
– Google Reader API support. Supports self hosted RSS Services like FreshRSS.org etc. (Folders are WIP)
– Support for subscribing Youtube channels and viewing within app.
– Flexible resizing of columns/panes

Installation (Sparky 6 & 7 amd64):
sudo apt update
sudo apt install raven-reader

raven Reader

License: MIT
Web: github.com/hello-efficiency-inc/raven-reader

Motrix

There is a new application available for Sparkers: Motrix

What is Motrix?

Motrix is a full-featured download manager that supports downloading HTTP, FTP, BitTorrent, Magnet, etc. Motrix has a clean and easy to use interface.

Features:
– joystick Simple and clear user interface
– unicorn Supports BitTorrent & Magnet
– ballot_box_with_check BitTorrent selective download
– satellite Update tracker list every day automatically
– electric_plug UPnP & NAT-PMP Port Mapping
– control_knobs Up to 10 concurrent download tasks
– rocket Supports 64 threads in a single task
– traffic_light Supports speed limit
– dark_sunglasses Mock User-Agent
– bell Download completed Notification
– computer Ready for Touch Bar (Mac only)
– robot Resident system tray for quick operation
– pager Tray speed meter displays real-time speed (Mac only)
– new_moon Dark mode
– wastebasket Delete related files when removing tasks (optional)
– earth_africa I18n, View supported languages.
– hammer_and_wrench More features in development

Installation (Sparky 6 & 7 amd64):
sudo apt update
sudo apt install motrix

Motrix

License: MIT
Web: github.com/agalwood/Motrix

Kotatogram Desktop

There is a new application available for Sparkers: Kotatogram Desktop

What is Kotatogram Desktop?

Kotatogram – experimental Telegram Desktop fork.

Features:
– Local folders
– Forward to multiple chats and forward without author
– Custom font
– Compact chat list
– Custom text replaces
– Change sticker size
– Adaptive chat bubbles
– and other smaller features.

Installation (Sparky 6 & 7 amd64):
sudo apt update
sudo apt install kotatogram-desktop

Kotatogram Desktop

License: GNU GPL 3.0
Web: github.com/kotatogram/kotatogram-desktop

KDiskMark

There is a new application available for Sparkers: KDiskMark

What is KDiskMark?

KDiskMark is an HDD and SSD benchmark tool with a very friendly graphical user interface. KDiskMark with its presets and powerful GUI calls Flexible I/O Tester and handles the output to provide an easy to view and interpret comprehensive benchmark result. The application is written in C++ with Qt and doesn’t have any KDE dependencies.

Features:
– Configurable block size, queues, and threads count for each test
– Many languages support
– Report generation

Installation (Sparky 6 & 7 amd64):
sudo apt update
sudo apt install kdiskmark

KDiskMark

License: GNU GPL 3.0
Web: github.com/JonMagon/KDiskMark

The Lounge

There is a new application available for Sparkers: The Lounge

What is The Lounge?

Modern web IRC client designed for self-hosting.

Overview:
– Modern features brought to IRC. Push notifications, link previews, new message markers, and more bring IRC to the 21st century.
– Always connected. Remains connected to IRC servers while you are offline.
– Cross platform. It doesn’t matter what OS you use, it just works wherever Node.js runs.
– Responsive interface. The client works smoothly on every desktop, smartphone and tablet.
– Synchronized experience. Always resume where you left off no matter what device.

Installation (Sparky 6 & 7):
sudo apt update
sudo apt install thelounge

The Lounge

License: MIT
Web: github.com/thelounge/thelounge

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