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.

– 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.


Copyright (C) 2016 – 2020 BoostIO, Inc.
License: GNU GPL v3



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.


Author: Laurent Cozic
License: MIT



There is a new tool available for Sparkers: FreeOffice

What is FreeOffice?

SoftMaker FreeOffice is a complete office suite. SoftMaker FreeOffice is powerful and fast, and reads and writes Microsoft Office documents flawlessly. It comes with the TextMaker word processor, the spreadsheet program PlanMaker and the presentations software Presentations…
…With FreeOffice 2018 you can not only open, but also save documents in the Microsoft file formats DOCX, XLSX and PPTX. Share files directly with Microsoft Office users, without having to export them first.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install softmaker-freeoffice-2018

or via Sparky APTus-> Office tab.


The FreeOffice project page:
It’s completely free for both personal and commercial use.


ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors

There is a new application available for Sparkers: ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors.

What is ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors?

ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors is a free office suite that combines text, spreadsheet and presentation editors allowing to create, view and edit documents stored on your Windows/Linux PC or Mac without an Internet connection. It is fully compatible with Office Open XML formats: .docx, .xlsx, .pptx.

ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors include the following editors:
– ONLYOFFICE Document Editor
– ONLYOFFICE Spreadsheet Editor
– ONLYOFFICE Presentation Editor
The editors allow you to create, edit, save and export text, spreadsheet and presentation documents.

Installation (64 bit only):
apt update
apt install onlyoffice-desktopeditors

or via APTus (>= 0.4.x) + sparky-office (>= 0.2.3).

ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors

The application is licensed under the GNU Affero General Public License v3.0.
The project’s GitHub repository:


Updates 2015-06-12


There are a few updates available in our repository:
– EPSXE 1.9.25 – enhanced PSX emulator of PlayStation video game console, it’s targeted to 32 bit systems only
– Sparky About 0.1.3 – displays a few more informations now
– Sparky Office 0.1.0 – new package extracted form Sparky APTus; updated Kingsoft WPS Office installer up to the latest version (released 11-06-2015)
– Sparky APtus 0.2.12 & Sparky APTus Extra 0.1.15 – some changes about new Sparky Office “deb” package.

Sparky Office installation:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sparky-office

Or simply make full system upgrade if you have Sparky APTus installed already:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

If you find any problem, simply post it at our forums.