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VokoscreenNG, open-source screen recording software formerly called Vokoscreen, released its first stable version days ago.

Vokoscreen 2.5 is the last version with ffmpeg and will not more continue developed. The new VokoscreenNG, which is based of Qt and GStreamer, has been rewritten from scratch with new modern UI. And it works on Linux and Windows.

VokoscreenNG so far does not provide any binary packages, though Linux binary Appimage and Flatpak package were requested. At the moment, you can build the software from the source.

VokoscreenNG 3.0.0 screenshots:

Nutty is a free open-source network utility made for Linux. It monitors the devices on your network and check bandwidth and speed details.

Nutty is made for elementary OS and it works on Ubuntu. The software features:

  • Display basic and detailed information for the device network card
  • Provides network data usage in two views: historical usage and current usage
  • Check Upload and Download speeds and get route times to a host
  • Provides information on active ports and application using them on the local device
  • Monitors, alerts and provides information on the other devices connected on the network

To install Nutty in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, open terminal from application launcher or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run following commands one by one.

1.) Run command to add the Nutty main PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bablu-boy/nutty

Type user password (no visual feedback) when it asks and hit Enter to continue.

2.) Also add Elementary OS stable PPA (can be removed later) for libgranite5 library. ()

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementary-os/stable

You may skip the step in UBUNTU 19.04 and higher since libgranite5 available in main repositories.

3.) Finally refresh system package cache and install the utility via command:

sudo apt update; sudo apt install com.github.babluboy.nutty

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

Uninstall:

You HAVE to remove the Elementary OS stable PPA as it contains many eos specific packages that may break your Ubuntu desktop.

Simply open Software & Updates utility and navigate to Other Software tab. There remove the line for Elementary OS PPA, and Nutty PPA if you want.

You can also remove Nutty network utility by running command:

sudo apt remove com.github.babluboy.nutty

Cozy is an open-source audio book player with a modern user interface. It’s written in Python with GTK+ 3, and works in Linux and Mac OS.

Cozy audio-book player features:

  • Sort audio books by author, reader & name
  • Remembers playback position
  • Sleep timer
  • Playback speed control
  • Offline Mode
  • Drag & Drop to import audio books
  • Support for DRM free mp3, m4a (aac, ALAC, …), flac, ogg, wav files
  • Mpris integration (Media keys & playback info for desktop environment)

How to Install Cozy in Ubuntu 18.04 & Higher:

Cozy audio book player is available as Flatpak package which runs in sandbox.

Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from application menu. When it opens, run following commands one by one.

1. Copy and paste the command and run to install flatpak framework:

sudo apt-get install flatpak

2. Add flathub, the official repository hosts most Flatpak packages:

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

4. Finally install Cozy by running command:

flatpak install flathub com.github.geigi.cozy

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

Uninstall:

To remove the Cozy audio book player, run command in terminal:

flatpak uninstall com.github.geigi.cozy

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Easywifi is a new command line tool make it easy to scan, connect, and manager WIFI networks in Ubuntu.

Easywifi is simply a script written with Python and based on nmcli tool. It offers an menu in the terminal output. All you need to do is type number or name to do what you want to do.

The tool so far supports:

  • Scan for wifi networks
  • List network devices
  • List saved network profiles
  • Connect to saved networks
  • Setup new networks
  • Creation of hotspots

Download Easywifi:

You can download the script by going to the previous link and clicking on the ‘Clone or download’ button.

Or in command line console, grab the source via command:

git clone https://github.com/NoahCristino/easywifi.git

Then navigate to the source folder. Simply run below command in terminal if you downloaded via the previous git command:

cd easywifi

Finally run Easywifi via command:

python3 easywifi.py

Enjoy!

Ksnip is a Qt based cross-platform screenshot tool with many annotation features. It works on Linux, Windows, and Mac OS.

Ksnip works on X11 and Gnome on Wayland. Like other screenshot tools, it can take screenshot of selected rectangular area, full screen, active window with time delay support. It also features:

  • Upload screenshots directly to imgur.com in anonymous or user mode.
  • Command line support.
  • Print screenshot or save is to pdf/ps.
  • Annotate screenshots with pen, marker, rectangles, ellipses, texts and other tools.
  • Add watermarks to captured images.
  • Global HotKeys for taking Screenshots.
  • Many configuration options.

Install Ksnip in Ubuntu:

Ubuntu binary package can be downloaded from the release page in the link below:

Ksnip Release Page

Grab the latest .deb package and install it by either Gdebi package installer or running command in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/ksnip-*.deb

Once installed, launch it from application menu and enjoy!

(Optional) If you want to remove the screenshot tool, either use your system package manager or run command in terminal:

sudo apt remove ksnip