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Lyricfier, A Spotify Lyrics App for Your Desktop

 Spotify removed the lyrics function from it’s mobile and desktops apps back in the summer, after a deal with lyrics database Musixmatch hit a bum note and ended.  The streaming service says it is making ‘big improvements’ to its lyrics support and plans to ‘share more updates’ in due course. But that’s cold comfort if you miss the ability click a […]

This post, Lyricfier, A Spotify Lyrics App for Your Desktop, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

These Were The Best Linux App & Distro Releases in 2016

linux-2016As 2016 dims into embers, it’s take to take a misty-eyed look back over the past twelve months, and at some the best Linux releases that wowed, wooed and otherwise w-worded us. In 2016 there were a stack of apps and distribution updates, upgrades and releases. Some well known favourites improved, some new ones appeared in the wild, while others introduced […]

This post, These Were The Best Linux App & Distro Releases in 2016, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Alduin is an Open-Source Desktop RSS Reader for Linux

alduin-rss-reader-appOn the look out for a clean, modern and open-source desktop RSS reader app for Linux? I know I am, so I was excited to come across Alduin. Alduin is a simple RSS (and Atom) feed aggregator that’s billed as having an “ergonomic, complete and easy to use interface, which will be suitable for all types of user.” It […]

This post, Alduin is an Open-Source Desktop RSS Reader for Linux, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Temps is a Beautiful Open Source Weather App

tempsChecking on the weather isn’t hard: you just stick your head out of the window. But when the weather is unpredictable, or to keep an eye on its plans for the coming days, we turn to weather forecast apps, websites and services. A slate of desktop weather apps are available for Linux. These range from basic terminal-based reports to indicator […]

This post, Temps is a Beautiful Open Source Weather App, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Wire, the Encrypted Chat App, Is Now Available for Linux

wire logoWire is an open-source messaging service that offers fully encrypted calls, video and group chats — and now it’s available for Linux. Wire for Linux beta is available to download from today via the Wire website. It has the same feature set as Wire’s other desktops and mobile apps, including always-on end-to-end encryption. And, unlike a certain other messaging and video service […]

This post, Wire, the Encrypted Chat App, Is Now Available for Linux, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ramme is an Open-Source Instagram App for the Desktop

instagram logoAre you waiting on Instagraph to come to the Ubuntu desktop? Here’s a little something to tide you over. Although Instagram is (imo) best experienced through its official mobile apps, you can login and browse your feed on the web, in any browser, using the Instagram website. But next time you reach for your phone to browse the latest selfies, food shots, […]

This post, Ramme is an Open-Source Instagram App for the Desktop, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

That App Floats YouTube Videos on the Linux Desktop

yout youtube playlist playerLooking for a neat-o way to play YouTube playlists on your desktop, outside your browser? Take a looksie at Yout, an Electron app that lets you add and watch YouTube playlists on your desktop, floating window stylee. Yout is not the most user-friendly of apps. The first time you run it you won’t be entirely sure how you […]

This post, That App Floats YouTube Videos on the Linux Desktop, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Etcher Image Writer Is Now Better Than Ever

etcher disk burning app ubuntuBack in may we spotlighted Etcher, a stylish open-source USB image writer app for Windows, macOS and Linux. In the months since our feature the app has released a over 10 small beta updates, with Etcher 1.5 Beta being the most recent release at the time of writing. The app is described as “a powerful OS image flasher built […]

This post, Etcher Image Writer Is Now Better Than Ever, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Harmony is an iTunes-Inspired Music Player with Soundcloud and Spotify Integration

Harmony is a sleek desktop music player for Linux (and macOS & Windows) that can play your regular music files and online streaming services like Spotify and Soundcloud.

This post, Harmony is an iTunes-Inspired Music Player with Soundcloud and Spotify Integration, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.