Dotfiles, or my favorite tools
Hi there, I'm here, after some time; and there are few of my fav. tools. Sometimes I will mention few apps outside of the listing of Alternativeto, because there's a blooming tool paradise out on Github, Gitlab, Codeberg, etc... Also, there are a few clipboard apps I enjoyed, like Clippy - written in language:vala. Now, let's go for the tool tour!
Evince is a document viewer for multiple document formats. It currently supports pdf, postscript, djvu, tiff, dvi, cbr, cbz, etc.
The goal of Evince is to replace the multiple document viewers that exist on the GNOME Desktop with a single simple application. Evince is also capable of displaying, adding and editing PDF annotations (comments).
Remember zoom factor per document.
Remember position per document.
One of my first meetings with a new line of GTK4 apps. Has a fullscreen time display on entering, can run Bad Apple, while having great looks. Also more rememberable, than Celluoid: with its shorted name!
Almost no android app did gone to my list. But Play Store gets a special place, for solving one of my insane problems: Phone bills, untalken, piling up and up! I only got tired of that last year, but as I can use it to pay for games, my concern is for the past. Also loads images globally, unlike itch.io these days.. Maybe I can make a game to it, for the pocket change needed to publish. Speaking about it... can I do it 'this way', too!?!
In the time writing my list, I yet to try the open source UTAU successor. While I might not need it that much, after getting a microphone... Its light, clean style looks promising, and I hope for the best! OpenUTAU is the software I never hoped to find on github. Now, let's hope Alt...-to will recieve those recommends to compare against the other sing editors..!
Helio is interesting, the way minimalist music tools go, but still compatible with virtual instruments!? The very moment, I seen the fact it's on Android, too. Maybe that can use plugins on the phone? Time will tell it, time will.
While these are some Linux Office families with better looks, LibreOffice stays in the sweet spot between style, goal, and functions. May not used all as much as I could, but definitely saved me from the pain of MsOffice activation messages in the past.
Bottles is a better winetricks, at sometimes. Used to test NYKRA, one of the most bug-full games of last year. Maybe that will get fixed at last, this year.
I picked Hyper now, but other terminal emulators are fine, too. A bit better themed, than extraterm!?
Well....... I found a new minimal gtk4 audio player... But som/tracks on Codeberg isn't listed here... yet! Also, it absolutely needs to be compiled, and I forgotten how to add jammy/impish sources on Ubuntu.. Shorter and sound better than Harmonoid, but I prefer Museeks (som/tracks) anyway...
Min is my favorite desktop browser, even could watch the youtube ads for it, when the userscripts give in. Otherwise it works well, and its def. search engine: duckduckgo has an option to turn off the icons! Next time I may go for it, and try the 'Return y..t... dislikes' userscripts!!
Has some plugins, volume mixer, and no watermark. I can try using a virtual camera, again!?
There is a little alternative called Pinta... but I don't want switch it for that. Yet somewhy, the webpage's screenshots are very-very old. Anyway, for image editing: it's useful..
My choice for making bootable usb is Ventoy. While I used many other tools in the past, not one made use of my new pendrive's extra space.. Now I can use 3+ disk images of Linux systems and switch out for new ones, on a 16 GB usb drive! Also were useful to install W10, then W11 with Rufus on unsupported hardware; lasted till got an update. Guess I enjoy Linux better, the way it calls for adventure.
I had an hard time finding a good clock with custom sound. In the end, I just timed Mpv to play a song with Ktimer. Customizable alarm clock, or timer for other tasks
The legendary beast, what made general game development (in schools) more accessible. Maybe Love2d is there, it's more minimal: but useable on mobile... Also, the grand release of Godot 4 may come later in 2022
Atril was a fork of Evince, but then it gone to its way.. Might compare them to each other, with more care towards the details
A favorite image viewer. Years migh gone without updates, but still holds its ground. However, there could come a successor....
Last summer's MondoCon, I kindly hided it and downloaded Opentoonz to a Wacom pen display.. But soon I will return to Krita, for animation, raster, pixel & vector art
Lmms is the most stable DAW I've used, though it has some bloat. Well, the filters and music effects are welcome! But not a sound recorder, or an audio (sample) editor
My fav. sound generator, by rxi: who made lite as well. It was the time I saw the potential of itch.io tool-wise. Oh, but now I would sell program on my webpage, if I have one worth to improve overtime.
A bit prettier, than Shotcut. And has glitch effects! Would try and go with Pitivi next, the first time..
Zrythm is a Digital Audio Workstation, worth to compile when you have some time! After quite the failed times, I succeded compiling and building it with JACK: that was happiness!! Maybe with Yabridge(finally tried out!) I can use even more plugins, as it made magical8bitplug v2 work well!
Lite is a feature-full text editor, for notes, copyboarding or coding. The programing language bindings don't get updates that much, but sets the mood well for the typing. Just give a read or two for the keyboard shortcuts!
After the controvertial changes in Audacity, I spotted someone using it... in video comments. And it good: both for sound editing and recording..! I more frequently used other sound recorders, but I will definitely return, when I need it
At the time JuiceFX has frustrated me big time.. then I found Lizbox. I asked for a Linux release on the Discord, and thanks to its developer: it got one! The tool can do some effects, but the color pallete swap is there, too
When I first dived into Wayland, I may needed a few tools ready for it. Or I just searched for it: to get new, shiny programs. Elegant and light, just for a few short screen recording.
micro is a stylish terminal text editor, and I couldn't ask for more. I could search for a less known alternative, but it's use best for the little time I use. But for a temporary clipboard, I'd open a traditional text editor: like Eddit for example.
I've found new apps thanks to you. Some will go directly in my lists !