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


License: GNU Affero General Public License v3.0



There is a new tool available for Sparkers: QtFM

What is QtFM?

Lightweight desktop independent Qt file manager for Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD and macOS.

– XDG integration
– Customizable interface
– Powerful custom command system
– Customizable key bindings
– Drag & drop functionality
– Tabs support
– Removable storage support
– System tray daemon
– Extensive thumbnail support

sudo apt update
sudo apt install qtfm

The package is built and tested on Sparky 5/Debian Buster 64 and 32 bit only.

Make sure this is the first build of QtFM on Sparky so let me know if you find any problem, please.


The QtFM GitHub page:
The project developes: Ole-André Rodlie, Michal Rost, Wittfella; it is licensed under the GNU GPL-2.