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"... WebPG is a free, open source suite of tools to bring GnuPG/PGP (gpg, gnupg) to the browser, in an effort to make cryptographic methods usable, safe and accessible to the common man ...": https://webpg.org/
demimove - a file browser for mass renaming: Features: - Interactivity: Demimove allows adding/removing of (multiple) targets quickly by mouse interaction (instead of or complementary to matching via regex/globbing patterns). - Automatic Previews: Demimove provides an automatic and immediate preview of any change. - Performance: Demimove is fast, thanks to Qt and its QFileSystemModel. Even thousands of files are no problem (although there's a ceiling, as always). - Commit History: You can undo any commit, although currently only in order of last to first. - Multiple Pattern Support: You can have any number of match and filter patterns by separating them with a slash ("/"). - Recursive support: Demimove supports recursive lookups and renames. You can specify the depth of the recursion. - Config File: You can save and restore options to and from a file (~/.config/demimove/demimove.ini): https://github.com/mikar/demimove
Beets is the media library management system for obsessive-compulsive music geeks: http://beets.radbox.org/
"... PowerTOP is a Linux tool to diagnose issues with power consumption and power management. In addition to being a diagnostic tool, PowerTOP also has an interactive mode where the user can experiment various power management settings for cases where the Linux distribution has not enabled these settings ...": https://01.org/powertop/overview
"... SnapRAID is an application able to make a partial backup of your disk array. If some of the disks of your array fail, even if they are completely broken, you will be able to recover their content. It's only a partial backup, because it doesn't allow to recover from a failure of the whole array, but only if the number of failed disks are under a predefined limit ...": http://snapraid.sourceforge.net/faq.html Magpie - Git-backed Evernote replacement: https://magpie-notes.readthedocs.org/en/latest/

FreeFileSync I used to love, but the last couple of available versions had some pretty weird bugs. It seems that they are not actively updating the 32 bit version any longer, so I ended up rolling my own.

Dropbox has changed their TOS, and it is now evident that the only thing that keeps their employees from viewing your data are their rules. I no longer trust them, and I moved financial data to Wuala, which is also free for up to 5GB.

Shotwell is a good replacement for Picasa, BTW. I use it all the time b/c Picasa pictures don't count against your disk quota.

In the "I'm surprised this isn't even mentioned" department, NixNote (used to be NeverNote) is an excellent (IMO) front end for Evernote. Since there are clients available for iOS and Windows (and I assume Android as well), this makes it a nice cross-platform solution with the addition of NixNote.

Otherwise, interesting list. There are some on here I've never heard of in spite of looking for alternatives in the past.

The Gnome Encfs Manager (or short GEncfsM) is an easy to use manager and mounter for encfs stashes featuring per-stash configuration, Gnome Keyring support, a tray menu inspired by Cryptkeeper and lots of unique features: http://www.libertyzero.com/GEncfsM/
"... Mosh - Remote terminal application that allows roaming, supports intermittent connectivity, and provides intelligent local echo and line editing of user keystrokes. Mosh is a replacement for SSH. It's more robust and responsive, especially over Wi-Fi, cellular, and long-distance links ...": http://mosh.mit.edu/
Syncthing replaces Dropbox and BitTorrent Sync with something open, trustworthy and decentralized. Your data is your data alone and you deserve to choose where it is stored, if it is shared with some third party and how it's transmitted over the Internet: http://syncthing.net/
yes syncthing is an interesting concept I like it
Bookie - bookmark your web: http://docs.bmark.us/en/latest/
Asciinema - record and share your terminal sessions, the right way: https://asciinema.org/
Something for the kids: Ri-li - drive a toy wood engine in many levels and you must collect all the coaches to win: http://ri-li.sourceforge.net/

Picasa 3 is apparently no longer available for Linux. At least, the website (picasa.google.com) claims that it is "not currently available for your operating system." I am running Ubuntu. And, I tried the download page with both Chrome and Firefox, just to rule-out some kind of browser--OS recognition problem.

The Ubuntu Software Center still offers Picasa. But this version causes my whole computer to freeze. I was hoping that a software update would fix this problem. Alas, it is not to be.

Thanks for your comment Ancaeus. Picasa for Linux is no more supported by the developer. It has now been removed from the list. According to Google's Official Blog, the WINE-based version of Picasa for Linux was launched in 2006 as a Google Labs project. They were deprecating Picasa for Linux during the Spring cleaning.

Video editors: PiTiVi is improving quickly and deserves a look. KDenLive has always been reliable for me. OpenShot is easy and quick, kind of like Windows Movie Maker (except it works).

gdiskdump: https://launchpad.net/gdiskdump I-Nex is an application that gathers information for hardware components available on your system and displays it using an user interface similar to the popular Windows tool CPU-Z: https://launchpad.net/i-nex Marlin - a sleek and fast GTK3 file manager: https://launchpad.net/marlin bro pages show concise, common-case examples for Unix commands: http://bropages.org/
TimeShift is a system restore utility which takes incremental snapshots of the system using rsync and hard-links. These snapshots can be restored at a later date to undo all changes that were made to the system after the snapshot was taken. Snapshots can be taken manually or at regular intervals using scheduled jobs: https://launchpad.net/timeshift FFmpeg Little Helper - an easy to use FFmpeg code generator: http://rodrigopolo.com/ffmpeg/
TLP – Linux Advanced Power Management: http://linrunner.de/en/tlp/tlp.html
BaShare (Basic Share) is a very simply and user-friendly file sharing tool over the Internet and private LAN too: http://code.google.com/p/bashare/
Newspaper: Article scraping & curation: Features: * Works in 10+ languages (English, Chinese, German, Arabic, ...) * Multi-threaded article download framework * News url identification * Text extraction from html * Top image extraction from html * All image extraction from html * Keyword extraction from text * Summary extraction from text * Author extraction from text * Google trending terms extraction http://newspaper.readthedocs.org/en/latest/
Fedora Utils lets you install codecs and additional software that Fedora doesn't want to ship, like MP3 codecs, Adobe Flash, Oracle Java etc.: http://satya164.github.io/fedorautils/

For my money (so to speak), Homebank is a much better personal banking app than GnuCash and should be included in the banking category.

Many thanks for your kind comment Spilot. For your info, Homebank has been included in our category review article here: http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-personal-finance-software.htm In most cases, this list covers the software products with Gizmo's top picks in each category review.
Out of interest, found a review/comparison of HomeBank here. MC - Site Manager. http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/72338.html
kalu is a small application that will add an icon to your systray and sit there, regularly checking if there's anything new for you to upgrade. As soon as it finds something, it'll show a notification to let you know about it (for Archers only): http://jjacky.com/kalu/
"... ICEcoder is an open-source browser code editor, which provides a modern approach to building websites. By allowing you to code directly within the web browser, online or offline, it means you only need one program (your browser) to develop sites, plus can test on actual web servers ... Conversely, ICEcoder is lightweight (under 1.2mb including all plugins) and boots in seconds (often 1-2s). Oh, and it's also free ...": http://icecoder.net/

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