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Boostnote

There is a new application available for Sparkers: Boostnote

What is Boostnote?

Boost Note is an intuitive and stylish markdown editor. It’s fully open-source, and used by 1 million developers.

Features:
– Cloud Storage – Notes in a cloud storage will be stored safely and accessible from other devices.
– Multiple Platforms – Boost Note app is available in browsers, desktop app and mobile app.
– Syntax Highlight – Boost Note can highlight more than 100 programming languages.
– Math Equations – Boost Note supports math blocks. In the blocks, you can write math equations with LaTeX syntax.
– Customizable Theme – You can customize style of the app UI, its editor and rendered markdown contents.
– File System Based Storage – -You can have full control of your data. Share your notes with your favorite cloud storage service.
– Extensible Markdown (Coming Soon) – You can introduce custom markdown syntax and configure how to render it.

Installation (Sparky testing amd64 only):

sudo apt update
sudo apt install boostnote

or via APTus-> Ofice-> Boostnote icon.

Boostnote

Copyright (C) 2016 – 2020 BoostIO, Inc.
License: GNU GPL v3
Git: github.com/BoostIO/Boostnote

 

MellowPlayer

There is a new application available for Sparkers: MellowPlayer

What is MellowPlayer?

MellowPlayer is a free, open source and cross-platform desktop application that runs web-based music streaming services in its own window and provides integration with your desktop (hotkeys, multimedia keys, system tray, notifications and more).
MellowPlayer is a Qt based alternative to NuvolaPlayer initially crafted for KaOS. MellowPlayer is written in C++ and QML.

Installation (Sparky stable & testing):

sudo apt update
sudo apt install mellowplayer

or via APTus-> Audio-> MellowPlayer icon.

MellowPlayer

Author: Colin Duquesnoy
License: GNU GPL
Git: gitlab.com/ColinDuquesnoy/MellowPlayer

 

Cherrytree

There is a new application available for Sparkers: Cherrytree

What is Cherrytree?

A hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single xml or sqlite file.

Features :
– rich text (foreground color, background color, bold, italic, underline, strikethrough, small, h1, h2, h3, subscript, superscript, monospace)
– syntax highlighting supporting several programming languages
– images handling: insertion in the text, edit (resize/rotate), save as png file
– embedded files handling: insertion in the text, save to disk
– multi-level lists handling (bulleted, numbered, to-do and switch between them, multiline with shift+enter)
– simple tables handling (cells with plain text), cut/copy/paste row, import/export as csv file
– codeboxes handling: boxes of plain text (optionally with syntax highlighting) into rich text, import/export as text file
– execution of the code for code nodes and codeboxes; the terminal and the command per syntax highlighting is configurable in the preferences dialog
– alignment of text, images, tables and codeboxes (left/center/right/fill)
– hyperlinks associated to text and images (links to webpages, links to nodes/nodes + anchors, links to files, links to folders)
– spell check (using pygtkspellcheck and pyenchant)
– intra application copy/paste: supported single images, single codeboxes, single tables and a compound selection of rich text, images, codeboxes and tables
– cross application copy/paste (tested with libreoffice and gmail): supported single images, single codeboxes, single tables and a compound selection of rich text, images, codeboxes and tables
– copying a list of files from the file manager and pasting in cherrytree will create a list of links to files, images are recognized and inserted in the text
– print & save as pdf file of a selection / node / node and subnodes / the whole tree
– export to html of a selection / node / node and subnodes / the whole tree
– export to plain text of a selection / node / node and subnodes / the whole tree
– toc generation for a node / node and subnodes / the whole tree, based on headers h1, h2 and h3
– find a node, find in selected node, find in selected node and subnodes, find in all nodes
– replace in nodes names, replace in selected node, replace in selected node and subnodes, replace in all nodes
– iteration of the latest find, iteration of the latest replace, iteration of the latest applied text formatting
– import from html file, import from folder of html files
– import from plain text file, import from folder of plain text files
– import from basket, cherrytree, epim html, gnote, keepnote, keynote, knowit, mempad, notecase, rednotebook, tomboy, treepad lite, tuxcards, zim
– export to cherrytree file of a selection / node / node and subnodes / the whole tree
– password protection (using 7-zip.org) – NOTE: while a cherrytree password protected document is opened, an unprotected copy is extracted to a temporary folder of the filesystem; this copy is removed when you close cherrytree
– tree nodes drag and drop
– automatic link to web page if writing the URL
– automatic link to node if writing node name either with no spaces and camelcase or surrounded by [[node name]]

Installation:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install cherrytree

or via APTus-> Office-> Cherrytree icon.

The application can be installed on Sparky 6 (rolling amd64 & i386), and Sparky 4 oldstable “Tyche” which uses Cherrytree packages from Debian oldstable repos, but not on Sparky 5 stable “Nibiru”.

Cherrytree

Authors: Giuseppe Penone and Evgenii Gurianov
License: GNU GPLv3
GitHub: github.com/giuspen/cherrytree

 

Brackets

There is a new application available for Sparkers: Brackets

What is Brackets?

Brackets is a modern open-source code editor for HTML, CSS and JavaScript that’s built in HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

What makes Brackets different from other web code editors?

* Tools shouldn’t get in your way. Instead of cluttering up your coding environment with lots of panels and icons, the Quick Edit UI in Brackets puts context-specific code and tools inline.
* Brackets is in sync with your browser. With Live Preview, Brackets works directly with your browser to push code edits instantly and jump back and forth between your real source code and the browser view.
* Do it yourself. Because Brackets is open source, and built with HTML, CSS and JavaScript, you can help build the best code editor for the web.

Installation (64bit only):

sudo apt update
sudo apt install brackets

or via APTus-> Office-> Brackets icon.

Brackets

Copyright (c) 2012 – present Adobe Systems Incorporated
License: MIT
GitHub: github.com/adobe/brackets

 

Gis Weather

There is a new application available for Sparkers: Gis Weather

What is Gis Weather?

Gis Weather is an open-source desktop weather widget and indicator applet with highly customizable user interface. Gis Weather is written in Python 3 with GTK+ 3.

Features:
– View weather for several days
– Detailed weather forecast for today and tomorrow
– Fast switching between cities
– Select the background and theme weather icons
– “Compass” with the wind direction, with adjustable angle of rotation
– Highlighting the high wind
– Support weather services: Gismeteo.com, OpenWeatherMap.org, Yr.no
– Support SVG and widget scale
– Indicator to panel
– Presets

Installation:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install gis-weather

Gis Weather

Author: Alexander Koltsov
License: ? (open-source)
GitHub: github.com/RingOV/gis-weather

 

Joplin

There is a new application available for Sparkers: Joplin

What is Joplin?

Joplin is a free, open source note taking and to-do application, which can handle a large number of notes organised into notebooks. The notes are searchable, can be copied, tagged and modified either from the applications directly or from your own text editor. The notes are in Markdown format.
Notes exported from Evernote via .enex files can be imported into Joplin, including the formatted content (which is converted to Markdown), resources (images, attachments, etc.) and complete metadata (geolocation, updated time, created time, etc.). Plain Markdown files can also be imported.
The notes can be synchronized with various cloud services including Nextcloud, Dropbox, OneDrive, WebDAV or the file system (for example with a network directory). When synchronizing the notes, notebooks, tags and other metadata are saved to plain text files which can be easily inspected, backed up and moved around.
The application is available for Windows, Linux, macOS, Android and iOS (the terminal app also works on FreeBSD). A Web Clipper, to save web pages and screenshots from your browser, is also available for Firefox and Chrome.

Installation (amd64 only):

sudo apt update
sudo apt install joplin

or via APTus-> Office-> Joplin icon.

Joplin

Author: Laurent Cozic
License: MIT
GitHub: github.com/laurent22/joplin

 

Sparky APTus AppCenter

Sparky APTus AppCenter

There is a new application available for Sparkers: Sparky APTus AppCenter 20200725-beta1.

What is APTus AppCenter?
It is improved APTus, still Yad based, but with HTML technology, and still as small, fast and lightweight as possible.

Don’t expect it can be comparable to other existing AppCenters, it is not. It is still set of bash scripts wrapped up in Yad, but can be easy modified and enlarged as required.

The matter of fact is, the development of the application I started with MoroS back in December 2018, and due to problems with Yad’s html dependencies, after a month or so I put it down.
The second attempt was between December 2019 and January 2020; a newer version of Yad let me build it with the html option, but lack of time didn’t let me finish it again.
The 3rd try started on the beginning of June 2020, and this time I was making small steps, one by one to finish it; so the first beta of APTus AppCenter is out.

Changes between APTus and APTus AppCenter:
• APTus uses Yad, APTus AppCenter uses Yad with HTML technology
• more app’s categories
• many more applications to be installed via one click
• full description of every application displayed before installing, removing or re-installing a package
• integrated other APTus related packages (sparky-aptus-extra, sparky-aptus-gamer, sparky-codecs, sparky-desktop, sparky-office, sparky-webbrowser-installer, etc. ) into the one
• added option of searching packages

Installation (Debian Bullseye/Sparky 6 only):

sudo apt update
sudo apt install sparky-aptus-appcenter

It can be installed alongside to Sparky APTus, both work independently.

Any suggestions, new app categories, new apps to be added, and bugs can be reported at our forums, via GitHub or email, please.

Translations are located in 3 files:
1. traditional file for bash scripts as all Sparky tools use
2. additional 2 xx.js files to be used by html pages

Thanks go to:
• MoroS for the app’s base/frame
• lami07 for the new icon
• all the APTus translators (there are new files to translate anyway)

Plans for the future?
It could be reconfigured and moved to Electron or something else, but not sure will it be still lightweight and fast. Anyway, this part is still open, if you would like to help with that.

Lite Editor

There is a new application available for Sparkers: Lite Editor

What is Lite Editor?

Lite is a lightweight text editor written mostly in Lua — it aims to provide something practical, pretty, small and fast, implemented as simply as possible; easy to modify and extend, or to use without doing either.

Additional functionality can be added through plugins which are available from the plugins repository; additional color themes can be found in the colors repository. The editor can be customized by making changes to the user module.

Installation (Sparky 6 i386/amd64 only):

sudo apt update
sudo apt install lite-editor

or via APTus-> Office-> Lite Editor icon.

Lite Editor

Author: “rxi”
License: MIT
GitHub: github.com/rxi/lite

 

Shutter Encoder

There is a new application available for Sparkers: Shutter Encoder

What is Shutter Encoder?

Shutter Encoder is a free encoding software for converting images, videos, and audio files, allowing you to choose from a large number of functions.
Encode your files, replace audio, burn to DVD, analyze audio Loudness, download web videos, make your own timelapse etc…

Functions:
– Without conversion : Cut without re-encoding, Replace audio, Rewrap, Conform, Merge, Subtitling, Video inserts
– Sound conversions : WAV, AIFF, FLAC, MP3, AAC, AC3, OPUS, OGG
– Editing codecs : DNxHD, DNxHR, Apple ProRes, QT Animation, Uncompressed YUV
– Output codecs : H.264, DV PAL, XDCAM HD422, AVC-Intra 100, XAVC, HAP, H.265, VP9, AV1, OGV, MJPEG, Xvid, WMV, MPEG
– Archiving codec : FFV1
– Images creation : JPEG, Image
– Burn & Rip : DVD, Blu-ray, DVD RIP
– Analysis : Loudness & True Peak, Audio normalization, Cut detection, Black detection, Media offline detection

Installation (amd64 only):

sudo apt update
sudo apt install shutter-encoder

or via APTus-> VideoTools-> Shutter Encoder icon.

Shutter Encoder

Copyright: Paul Pacifico
License: GNU GPL 3
GitHub: github.com/paulpacifico/shutter-encoder

 

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