recommendations for software for a particular purpose

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

1
vote
0answers
6 views

Shape recognition, cropping and rotation [migrated]

I have a book where each page is a photographed picture (double sided). The next step is to clean up the images. Issue number one is that on quite a few pages the page is rotated a little bit right or ...
23
votes
11answers
22k views

Linux replacement for Apple Keynote software?

I am trying to migrate from Mac OS X to a Linux distribution, maybe/probably Ubuntu. One of my favorite applications for the Mac was Apple Keynote, which makes amazing sideshow presentations. Is ...
15
votes
5answers
13k views

Is there a usable gui front-end to git on Linux?

I'm a former windows user and just started using ubuntu. On windows, we had two great softwares: TortoiseSVN and TortoiseGit. Both are so good programs that they allow us to do everything like commit, ...
3
votes
2answers
57 views

Compare two audio files

I would like to make sort kind of "speech recognition" system. The goal is to compare a new recording with an original audio file, and if the sound is > x% similar, do something. Is there already a ...
64
votes
6answers
93k views

GUI for GIT similar to SourceTree

Is there a similar piece of software to SourceTree, a GUI for git, for Linux? I know about Giggle, git cola, etc. I'm looking for a beautiful, easy to use GUI for git.
1
vote
2answers
28 views

Inline sound effect using command line

I found a while ago a way to modify recorded sound (pitch and such) and playing it through speaker in a single command line, involving "rec", piped to another command... But silly me, I didn't save it ...
2
votes
0answers
80 views

Decent speech recognition software for Linux

The short version of the question: I am looking for a speech recognition software that runs on Linux and has decent accuracy and usability. Any license and price is fine. It should not be restricted ...
7
votes
3answers
1k views

Irfanview alternative

I'm looking for some very simple image viewer with the following functionality: fast start next/previous navigation (in directory) full-screen mode reasonable format support keyboard controllable ...
8
votes
1answer
3k views

What are the differences between rdesktop and xfreerdp?

rdesktop and xfreerdp are both linux clients for RDP. However from their respective websites it is not clear what advantages/drawbacks of using one over other are there. I found one post, which ...
9
votes
5answers
6k views

Note taking app that can sync both android and Linux

I've been looking high and low for an Evernote alternative for Linux. I know I can use Everpad or Evernote in WINE but they don't work natively. Any note-taking app would be fine as long as it can ...
15
votes
12answers
7k views

Console Text Editor with Windows-like keyboard shortcuts (ctrl-z, x, c, v)

Ok, I realise that I risk a religious war asking a question about text editors, but here goes. Requirements Mostly used for config file edits Text based not GUI Available for Raspian flavour of ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

Please suggest a music player for cygwin under windows

I have installed cygwin on windows 7. I would like to find a music player for cygwin. However, I am not able to find any on cygwin package. Can you suggest a music player?
38
votes
9answers
100k views

What is the fastest way to view images from the terminal?

The terminal is very fast and convenient way to quickly access directories and files (faster than find and click on the directory). One thing that it cannot show in text-mode is "pictures". What ...
10
votes
7answers
8k views

Terminal-based spreadsheets and wordprocessor?

Are there any (good) terminal based (ie. runs in a VT, not in GUI/X) spreadsheets or wordprocessors for Unix/Linux? Can anybody remember the name of such programs which were popular before (eg. ...
15
votes
7answers
6k views

Process Monitor equivalent for Linux?

Is there a Unix/Linux equivalent of Process Monitor, whether GUI or CUI? If it makes a difference, I'm looking at Ubuntu, but if there's an equivalent for other systems (Mac, other Linux variants ...
2
votes
2answers
27 views

Opening PDFs in existing window

At the moment, I can open a PDF in Evince (say) by typing $ evince document1.pdf Then the command $ evince document2.pdf starts a second instance of Evince and opens the new document in that ...
29
votes
3answers
87k views

What is the best text-mode browser? [closed]

I am looking for one that is updated frequently and has support for many things. Please also state how to install it.
8
votes
2answers
4k views

What tool can I use to sniff HTTP/HTTPS traffic?

I'm looking for a command line tool that can intercept HTTP/HTTPS requests, extract information such as: (content, destination, etc.), perform various analysis tasks, and finally determine if the ...
8
votes
4answers
2k views

Is there a good command line tool for converting to and from FLAC audio format?

Ideally, I want to convert from MP3 to FLAC and back. I also need to be able to script this.
0
votes
0answers
11 views

How do I convert PKGBUILDS to ebuilds for the Deepin Desktop Environment?

I have a mammoth task in front of me, converting the Arch PKGBUILDS for the Deepin Desktop Environment to Gentoo ebuilds and I was wondering if there are any tools (like command-line programs) that ...
4
votes
3answers
297 views

Software for navigating a network diagram

I would like to visualize a large amount of data as a network diagram, such as the one seen in this graph drawing (but much more complex). Is there any software available that can import a huge ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

linux equivalent to geomagic

I'm rebuilding nasal cavity geometries from ct scans, and need to be able to edit the stl files nicely. I've found meshlab to be close to my needs, but it lacks alot of the editing features of ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

dmenu-like X program, but with dynamically generated results

I really love the simplicity of dmenu, but unfortunately it's a bit limiting for things that would benefit greatly from (or be impossible without) dynamically generated results. For example, using ...
6
votes
2answers
2k views

How to visualize time-series data?

I have some time-series data I want to visualize as 2d plot. The input is ISO-date-format and value separated by space, one record per line: 2010-10-21 23 2010-10-22 32 etc. The output should be a ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

What's the equivalent of “rmtrash” on Centos Linux?

On Mac OS X, I use rmtrash package and command to more safely delete files. Is there an equivalent of that on Centos Linux?
5
votes
5answers
1k views

Editor for markdown tables

Is there any tool for linux which makes it easier to generate and edit tables for markdown?
34
votes
13answers
15k views

Is there a robust command line tool for processing csv files?

I work with CSV files and sometimes need to quickly check the contents of a row or column from the command line. In many cases cut, head, tail, and friends will do the job; however, cut cannot easily ...
4
votes
2answers
732 views

PNG viewer that can display text chunks metadata

Is there a PNG viewer that can display text chunk metadata? Ideally, I'd like a way to view arbitrary chunks.
2
votes
2answers
133 views

Alsa mixer for assigning specific apps to a specific soundcard?

I am looking for a Alsa mixer GUI for Xfce (or better yet, desktop-independent) to replace PulseAudio Mixer. While I'm happy with the latter, my USB DAC is very poorly handled by PulseAudio and I need ...
1
vote
2answers
104 views

Is there a web based file manager for linux?

I need a filemanager for user space (i.e. /home) for my users that is accessible using a web browser. It doesn't have to be super featured, just the basic folder browsing, click to view / download a ...
1
vote
1answer
252 views

I'm looking for a free database package for Ubuntu

I need to operate a database for personal use. Now I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, as opposed to Windows operating system, I'm wondering if there's a dBase, Lotus123 or Access equivalent for Linux? ...
2
votes
0answers
67 views

What are good document organization utilities? [closed]

I'm a graduate student and I have to deal with reading a lot of academic papers. I was wondering if there were any good utilities for linux for organizing documents (pdfs mostly) for reading. Having ...
0
votes
1answer
135 views

Play videos in a different screen without showing desktop environment and cursor interactions in Gnome

I'm editing videos for a live music event. There's a video for each song. I'll have a projector and each song will have a video playing in a big screen behind the artists. I have the length for each ...
-1
votes
1answer
69 views

Is there a Linux keylogger which records the timestamp at which every input was given? If not how would one go about doing this?

In the end I want it so that I have a list of time steps which record, at each time step, what key was pressed (or what was the last key pressed in the given interval). I'm not sure such software ...
1
vote
1answer
141 views

How good is ARBTT(Automatic Rule Based Time Tracker)? Is there any alternative for it? [closed]

ARBTT is a rule based time tracker. I was able to write small scripts to log what I do in system. But I was not able to understand how effective is it. Is there any good article preferably any blog ...
1
vote
2answers
228 views

remote shell - are there any non-ssh based alternatives?

Are there any alternative SSH servers other than SSHD? One that is not SSH based? Ideally one that can be installed from offical Debian repository, that listens on a port other than port 22. (To ...
16
votes
8answers
7k views

What software can I use to do live screen-casting in linux?

I'm looking for a software to do live screen-cast of our local user group meeting. What software can I use to do that? Ideally I'd like to capture the computer screen and speaker's audio and stream it ...
2
votes
1answer
48 views

Starting with CAD on linux

I would like to do some CAD work on Linux (Fedora). I have no experience in CAD, so I have to learn it from scratch. Do you know an CAD Tool for Linux which is easy to use? I prefer an easy tool over ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Three Debian package management tools: apt-get vs. aptitude vs. wajig [duplicate]

Debian Linux offers various command-line package management tools. Perhaps the three most popular such general-purpose tools are apt-get, aptitude, and wajig. When they are used for ordinary ...
0
votes
1answer
176 views

Configure multiple monitors with a desktop independend gui

Since my upgrade from ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04 gnome-control-center display is broken. It could not get any screen information. According to this bug report: ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

How can I comfortably highlight PDF files without KDE?

Okular is great but has many KDE dependencies. Xournal is not very suitable for highlighting. Evince doesn't have any "editing" functionality.
2
votes
1answer
5k views

Accessing the iPhone file system via Linux/Unix

My old iPhone is semi-bricked. It turns off after a few minutes and doesn't get past the load screen. It has important data on it which wasn't backed up. I'm trying to access the hard-drive's ...
2
votes
0answers
36 views

library for .desktop files [closed]

How can I read .desktop files without having to (re)invent the wheel?  Is there a Python or C library that is available in the Ubuntu repos?  Or something with a command line front-end that could be ...
2
votes
1answer
59 views

appendable and greppable archive on CentOS to hold many log files (logrotate on steroids)

I have a bunch of applications on a CentOS 6.3 box, which generate daily logs (text files with a very similar content) in this vein: /data/logs/app/my-2014-06-29.log ...
-1
votes
1answer
34 views

Specific distibution recommendation [closed]

I want to ask the distro cosmopolitans of you for a distibution recommendation for my special needs. I'm coming from arch linux, which is really fine I like to be virtually on upstream software and I ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

IM program to support yahoo video calls

I have been trying to migrate to Linux from Windows during the past one year. Until I completely deleted my windows and I have been using Linux mint 15 for the last 30 days. I am really satisfied. I ...
1
vote
1answer
31 views

Multilanguage keyboard mapping files

I would like to make a web page where the user chooses a language, and depending on the language, show a keyboard with all characters corresponding to that keyboard. I've been told that Unix has ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Music management software that sync playlists onto Android device

I am trying to find a music management software that can sync playlists onto my Android phone running Cyanogenmod 9. BTW, this handset does not have an Internet connection. Specifically, I want the ...
0
votes
0answers
134 views

Dental clinic management software for Linux

Is there any (preferably FLOSS) dental clinic management software for Linux? If not, is there any non-FLOSS software which could be used without any fees? Wine might be used provided the software ...
0
votes
1answer
107 views

Check writing software for Linux Mint 17

I'm a newbie to Linux trying to switch from Windows. I have check writing software (Avanquest Softcheck) for Windows; unfortunately they don't support Linux. Looked into gnucash and moneydance, but ...