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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

SonoBus

There is a new application available for Sparkers: SonoBus

What is SonoBus?

SonoBus is an easy to use application for streaming high-quality, low-latency peer-to-peer audio between devices over the internet or a local network.

Simply choose a unique group name (with optional password), and instantly connect multiple people together to make music, remote sessions, podcasts, etc. Easily record the audio from everyone, as well as playback any audio content to the whole group.

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

SonoBus

License: GNU GPL 3
Web: github.com/sonosaurus/sonobus/

Pinta

There is a new application available for Sparkers: Pinta

What is Pinta?

Pinta is a free, open source program for drawing and image editing. Its goal is to provide users with a simple yet powerful way to draw and manipulate images on Linux, Mac, Windows, and *BSD.
Pinta is a Gtk# clone of Paint.Net 3.0

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

Pinta

License: MIT
Web: pinta-project.com

 

Gammy

There is a new application available for Sparkers: Gammy

What is Gammy?

Adaptive screen brightness/temperature for Windows, Linux, FreeBSD. It is a tool for adjusting pixel brightness/temperature automatically or manually. It can dim the screen if its content is too bright, or brighten it otherwise. This can help your eyes adjust when switching between dark and light windows, especially at night or in suboptimal lighting conditions.

Installation (Sparky 6 amd64 & i386):
sudo apt update
sudo apt install gammy

Gammy

Copyright (C) Francesco Fusco
License: GNU GPL-3
Web: github.com/Fushko/gammy

 

Cinelerra

There is a new application available for Sparkers: Cinelerra

What is Cinelerra?

Cinelerra is one of the most advanced, open-source non-linear video editors and compositors for Linux. Turn your Linux box into a complete audio and video production environment.

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

Cinelerra

License: GNU GPL-2
Web: cinelerra.org

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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