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wallabag (formerly poche) is a self hostable application for saving web pages: https://www.wallabag.org/
Toxic is a Tox-based instant messenging client which formerly resided in the Tox core repository, and is now available as a standalone application: https://github.com/Tox/toxic cool-old-term is a terminal emulator which tries to mimic the look and feel of the old cathode tube screens. It has been designed to be eye-candy, customizable, and reasonably lightweight: https://github.com/Swordifish90/cool-old-term http://swordfishslabs.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/brace-yourself-cool-old-t...

Variety is a newer wallpaper changer that I like better than Wally, Wallch and others. It also can show quotes, clock, and is highly configurable and tweakable. It wasn't in the Mint repository (the non-functioning Wallch was, though); you have to search for it, add the ppa, then install. Three lines in the terminal, but worth it. Runs on all Linuxes. Written by Peter Levi, so find his page.

A good suggestion Vandamme. It's now added to the list.
"... YaCy is a free search engine that anyone can use to build a search portal for their intranet or to help search the public internet. When contributing to the world-wide peer network, the scale of YaCy is limited only by the number of users in the world and can index billions of web pages. It is fully decentralized, all users of the search engine network are equal, the network does not store user search requests and it is not possible for anyone to censor the content of the shared index ...": http://yacy.net/en/

Haroopad, an interesting HTML editor. It was reviewed favorably on last Sunday's Linux Action Show from Jupiter Broadcasting. I haven't tried because I usually use a WYSIWYG editor, but it looks useful.

"... Haroopad is a markdown enabled document processor for creating
web-friendly documents. You can author professional-looking documents of various formats: blog posts,
slides, presentations, reports, email and more ...":

http://pad.haroopress.com/user.html

already posted by me on 23. September 2013 (page 2) - thanx anyway ...

Ooops. One of these days I'll figure out how to find stuff here.

nmh (new MH) is a powerful electronic mail handling system. It consists of a collection of fairly simple single-purpose programs to send, receive, save, retrieve, and manipulate e-mail messages: http://www.nongnu.org/nmh/
"... Panini is a visual tool for creating perspective views from panoramic and wide angle photographs. More than a pano viewer, more than a view camera, with features of both ...": http://sourceforge.net/projects/pvqt/
zSILENCER - a team based capture-the-flag style game: http://zsilencer.com/
nbwmon - ncurses bandwidth monitor: https://github.com/defer-/nbwmon
Breach - A browser for the HTML5 era. Entirely written in Javascript. Free. Modular. Hackable: http://breach.cc/
"... 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).

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