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Try this Evernote-like Open Source Note Taking App for Free

Joplin Note Taking App

Joplin is a free, open source, note taking and to-do application for Windows, Linux, macOS, Android, iOS and the terminal.

Joplin is packed with a lot of features, has a great user interface and is easy to configure and use. Joplin can handle a large number of notes that can be organized into notebooks. Notes are searchable and can be copied, tagged and modified either from the application directly or from your own text editor.

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Useful Dashboards for Tracking the Coronavirus

Dashboards tracking Coronavirus

Track the Coronavirus around the world in real time with these dashboards.

These dashboards aggregate data and create maps and visuals that various information about the Coronavirus, where it's been, current statistics, where it's spreading, and its epidemiology and transmission.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Shoreline Boulders

This week’s wallpaper shows a trio of boulders on the shore of Boulder Beach in Dunedin, NZ. Three round boulders rise out of calm water that stretches to the horizon where it meets the muted colors of the sky at first or last light. Icons show up pretty well against this quiet background.
The original image was taken by Boris Baldinger and can be found at Unsplash. The link below is to the Wallpaper Abyss where more sizes are easily downloaded.

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How To View Unsupported Video Thumbnails in Windows Explorer

Icaros video thumbnail viewer

View a wide variety of video formats as thumbnails in Windows Explorer with this program.

Icaros is a tool that allows Windows Explorer (File Manager) to enable and display thumbnails for multiple video formats that aren't supported in Explorer.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Sun Rays Piercing Through Evergreen Forest

This week’s wallpaper shows sun rays piercing through tall, thin, nicely spaced evergreens, lighting up the foliage on the ground and radiating into the blue sky. Icons show up pretty well on this background in most areas.

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Miss Windows Movie Maker? Try this Free Cross-Platform Video Editor

Shotcut Video Editor

This free cross-platform video editor is suitable for beginning and advanced video editing with a raft of features for audio, video, editing, and display. It’s a good alternative for Windows Movie Maker.

Shotcut is an open source, cross-platform video editor with an intuitive interface and a long list of great features. The tools are easily accessible from the interface and panels are dockable and undockable so you can arrange the layout as you work.

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Download over 59,000 Professional Sound Effects for Free

Download Free Sound Effects

Download thousands of free sound effects for commercial and non-commercial use from this website.

Zapsplat offers free sounds that can be used by anyone in videos, podcasts, apps, games, animations, cartoons and other projects. The sound effects are sorted in these categories:

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