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PDF Split and Merge (PDFsam) is an open-source and easy-to-use desktop application to extract pages, split, merge, mix and rotate PDF files.

PDFsam is available in Ubuntu universe repository. However, it’s always old and won’t receive future software updates.

The latest release at the moment of writing is PDFsam 4.0.4 released a day ago with following changes:

  • Upgraded PDF engine (Sejda) to latest version (3.2.84)
  • Upgraded AdoptOpenJDK to latest version (11.0.4)
  • Upgraded translations
  • Drag and drop of directories now asks the user if he wants to also add PDFs in subdirectories
  • Numerical sort of file names starting with digits
  • Fixed a couple of bugs

How to Install PDF Split and Merge 4.0.4 in Ubuntu:

The software offers official .deb package for 64-bit Ubuntu available to download at the link below:

Download PDFsam (.deb)

Grab the pdfsam_x.x.x_amd64.deb package and install it either via Gdebi (install it from Ubuntu Software) or just by double-clicking.

Once installed, launch it from system application menu and enjoy!

AppEditor is an open-source tool allows you to edit application entries shown in application menu and their properties.

AppEditor features:

  • Hide and show applications from the application menu
  • Create new application entries
  • Change application’s display name, icon and more

How to Install AppEditor in Ubuntu 18.04 / Higher:

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from application menu.

2. Paste below command and run to install flatpak framework:

sudo apt-get install flatpak

3. Add flathub repository, which hosts a large list of flatpak applications:

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

4. Finally install AppEditor via command:

flatpak install flathub com.github.donadigo.appeditor

Once installed, launch the software from application menu and enjoy!

Uninstall:

To remove AppEditor flatpak package, run command in terminal:

flatpak uninstall com.github.donadigo.appeditor

Translatium is an open-source translation application that translate words, phrases, and text between over 90 languages.

Translatium works in Linux, mac OS, and Windows. And features:

  • auto detect language.
  • Listen to translations using text-to-speech.
  • Take a picture to translate.
  • History support.
  • Personalize your experience with beautiful themes and colors.

For Ubuntu 18.04 and higher, Translatium snap package can be easily installed from Ubuntu Software utility:

For Ubuntu 16.04, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and first install snapd by running command:

sudo apt-get install snapd

Then install the tool via command:

sudo snap install translatium

(Optional) To remove translatium, either use Ubuntu Software or run command:

sudo snap remove translatium

Dynamic Wallpaper Editor is a simply utility to create or edit background slideshows for Gnome Desktop.

Different from other desktop wallpaper tools (e.g., Variety, Wallch.), Dynamic Wallpaper Editor can set duration of each picture and each transition separately or globally. The total duration can be 24 hours to do a wallpaper fitting the daylight.

It can create and edit slideshows, and adjust the start time of the slideshow. An existing XML file can be set as your wallpaper (or as your lock screen) from the app.

How to Install Dynamic Wallpaper Editor in ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04, and higher, the utility can be easily installed via the flatpak package.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut key or by searching for ‘terminal’ from application menu. When it opens, run command to install flatpak framework:

sudo apt-get install flatpak

3. Add flathub repository, which hosts a large list of flatpak applications:

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

4. Finally install the software via command:

flatpak install flathub com.github.maoschanz.DynamicWallpaperEditor

Once installed, launch the software from application menu and enjoy!

Uninstall:

To remove the TeamSpeak flatpak package, run command in terminal:

flatpak uninstall com.github.maoschanz.DynamicWallpaperEditor

Teams for Linux is an unofficial Microsoft Teams client for Linux using Electron. It uses the Web App and wraps it as a standalone application using Electron.

The latest Teams for Linux 0.4 was released 2 days ago with mostly stability improvements and fixes. And the spellchecker has been re-implemented not to need an external module.

Teams for Linux is available to install via Snap package (runs in sandbox). So you can easily search for and install it from Ubuntu Software utility in Ubuntu 18.04 and higher:

Also native Ubuntu .deb package is available to download at the release page:

Download Teams for Linux (.deb)

Click install the .deb package via Ubuntu Software, or open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run following command:

sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/teams-for-linux*.deb

Once installed, launch the client from your system application menu and enjoy!