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RcloneBrowser (Rclone GUI) Lets You Manage Multiple Cloud Storage Services From A Single Desktop App

RcloneBrowser is a Qt5 Rclone graphical user interface, available for Linux, Mac and Windows.

Rclone Browser

In case you're not familiar with Rclone, this is a command line tool for synchronizing files from or to cloud storage services, which supports Google Drive, Google Cloud Storage, Dropbox, Microsoft One Drive, Amazon S3, Amazon Drive, Openstack Swift / Rackspace cloud files / Memset Memstore, Hubic, Yandex Disk, and Backblaze B2. 

Rclone can synchronize files either directly between these cloud services, or to / from your local filesystem.

For more about Rclone, check out our article: Rclone Synchronizes Files Between Multiple Cloud Storage Services (Command Line)

RcloneBrowser allows browsing and modifying (upload / download / remove, etc.) remote repositories, such as Google Drive, Dropbox, oneDrive and so on, including encrypted ones, using the same configuration file as Rclone, so you don't have to configure remote services twice.

`Dash To Panel` Is A Cool Icon Taskbar For GNOME Shell

Dash to Panel is a fairly new GNOME Shell extension that moves the dash into the top bar, to achieve a single panel (combined app launchers and system tray) design similar to that of KDE Plasma or Windows 7+.

Dash To Panel GNOME Shell

The extension provides numerous features, including the ability to move the panel to the top or bottom, change the panel size, live window previews, and more.

MATE Dock Applet Sees New Release

MATE Dock Applet 0.76 was released today, bringing support for startup notifications when launching application, as well as some new cosmetic options.

MATE Dock Applet

MATE Dock Applet is a MATE Panel applet that displays running application windows as icons, which features option to pin applications to the dock, supports multiple workspaces, allows changing the MATE panel icon to the dominant desktop wallpaper color, and more.

Metamorphose 2 Bulk Rename Tool Available In PPA For Ubuntu 16.10 [Quick Update]

Metamorphose 2 is an advanced batch file and folder renamer for Linux and Windows. The application features a wide range of renaming options, allows previewing changes before applying them, allows saving the renaming rules for future use, and much more.

Metamorphose2 Ubuntu

Wine 2.0 Stable Released, Install It In Ubuntu Or Linux Mint

Wine 2.0 stable Ubuntu

After more than a year of development, Wine 2.0 has been released with over 6600 changes, which include support for Microsoft Office 2013, GStreamer 1.0 support, various Direct3D 10 and 11 improvements and more.

Try Toggl, A Cross-Platform Time Tracking And Reporting Tool

I recently stumbled upon Toggl, a tool that provides online time tracking and reporting, and thought I'd share it with those of you who need such an application and are not yet familiar with it.

GPMDP Is A Feature-Packed Google Play Music Desktop Application

Google Play Music Desktop Player (GPMDP) is an unofficial Google Play Music desktop application available for Linux, Windows and Mac.

Google Play Music Desktop Player
Google Play Music Desktop Player with a custom theme

Albert Quick Launcher 0.9.0 Released With External Extensions Support

Albert is a quick launcher for Linux inspired by Alfred (Mac). It can be used to run applications, open files, search the web, open bookmarks in your web browser, calculate math expressions, and more.

Albert quicklauncher

Add A Searchable Command Palette To Any GTK3 Application Using Plotinus

Plotinus is a library that adds a searchable command palette to any GTK+ 3 application, similar to the Atom and Sublime Text Command Palette feature (or Unity HUD).

Plotinus with Gedit

Secure Text Editor EncryptPad Sees New Release

EncryptPad, a free, open source text editor for sensitive information, was updated to version recently, bringing numerous bug fixes along with some minor new features.


Integrate Your Android Device With Ubuntu Using KDE Connect Indicator Fork

KDE Connect is a tool which allows your Android device to integrate with your Linux desktop. With KDE Connect Indicator, you can use KDE Connect on desktop that support AppIndicators, like Unity, Xfce (Xubuntu), and so on.

KDE Connect Indicator

The original KDE Connect Indicator hasn't been updated in about 2 year however, Steeven Lopes forked it, getting it to work with recent Ubuntu versions, while also adding various improvements: