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2019-08-17 03:39:08


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org.fritzing.Fritzing
"at first it was really a pleasant surprise!!!
nice UI, modern, good looking... really
however, when you want to make a evry basic circuit, using a JFET transitor,
you get stuck...
because
A: the library doesn't have JFET transistors...
B: at the forum, the kind develoipers explain that you should make yourself the icons you need...
C: at the same time, you see all the fancy stuff, like arduino and the like, those parts are all well made...
D: the fet transistor that could be "just" used... is enormous...
it should occupy 3 pins in 3 rows of a veroboard... (stripboard)... but it does about 4 x 3 pins !!!
which is very-very stupid...
not to mention that the orientation of the transistor cannot be easily figured...
so, all in all, I cannot use it...
seriously, I don't understand why LInux Mint / Ubuntu / debian has Fritzing in their software repos... and not others...
like DIYLC ... DIY layout Creator
impression:
commercialism... that is, making a cool looking open source application with selling stuff in mind... with commercial linking in mind...
cool loking is not enough, also misleading...
I want to draw circuits and I cannot use it, cause what I want to make, simple JFET circuits, for example, is not what they focus on... (large circuits with expensive parts)"
2
aegisub
"this is a very-very great tool...
unlike NORMAL subtitle editors, Aegisub allows you
to position your subtitles and to style them
(by using *.ass format not simple *.srt)

PS:
you can easily export your styled subtitles as bare srt subtitles..."
5
loook
"this is a very-very useful app, and it's fast and accurate...
NOTE: of course, it works with LIbreOffice ODT documents, too"
5
clementine
"cool, intuitive, open source! however, it won't allow you to have just a plain UI, it forces you to have the sidebar even if you untick "show sidebar" -- so, in the end I switched to Audacious which is perfect in every sense"
4
subtitlecomposer
"I have been trying subtitle editors, including some that only work on windows (ouch! :)), and including Gaupol (which would crash when trying to open an MKV file), and including Subtitle Editor, which works perfectly well...

but when opening Subtitle Composer, I just knew that this was it !! :)

I click on a subtitle line and it will go to it with the video (!!)... big deal? Only if you don't have it :)
It also offers very-very good subtitle syncing methods! (which is not just something extra but exactly what you need most of the times!!)
it can not only "shift" subtitles but also stretch or shrink them (!!!!), you only have to set where the last line is spoken, and this will solve your problems which you couldn't have solved with other subtitle editors that don't have the stretch functionality..
it is actually called "Adjust" (in the Times menu)

anyhow.. I just LOVE * * * * * Subtitle Composer! :) :)

and you absolutely DON'T need KDE in order to use it (!!),
I use Cinnamon and works perfectly (as you would expect anyhow)
(I just installed it like 'sudo apt install subtitlecomposer'

without Subtitle Composer the FREE software world couldn't be complete :) :)
thanks to the developers!! big time..."
5
gaupol
"it crashes every time I try to open an MKV file... so, I'm not a fan yet... as I cannot use it for what I would like to"
2
digikam
" I tried it and it was so SLOW !!

it was scanning through a 1.5T hard disk, cause I marked it where keep my images, which was really the case. Not only was it scanning a huge HDD at every start, but when wanting to open a directory with some 200 images or less in it, it would do NOTHING. Show nothing. It would be, instead, listing files again.

Every directory I wanted to take a look in, would initiate a new scanning. Practically: I wanted to see pictures in directories and I didn't see ONE. Quite a disappointment. I like Canon's DPP. And Darktable. I hoped that Digikam would be a cool and fast thing. I simply cannot use it... sorry...

I can see that many people can :) I don't know what I do differently... but I do know I I work with images normally, and I'd like to keep to that workflow.. which is:
- open a directory of pix,
- go over them, watch each of them at a relatively large size,
- mark them if you like them (stars) or select them (numbers),
- and do image editing, brightness, contrast, gamma, hue - in a nondestructive manner...

(if score "1" would NOT be dubbed as "I hate it", I would have chosen that... but of course I do NOT hate it! I am only sorry"
2
dropbox
"Dropbox is a must-have. There is a problem with it though:
it starts by itself on system startup very aggressively (it is very hard to prevent it from doing so, even on Linux).

But there are some workarounds, for example, I use Koofr – a very good cloud syncing application for handling your documents over several computers – and Koofr can integrate Dropbox, and I can download from Dropbox and upload to Dropbox without even installing the Dropbox app. Not to mention, that you can up/download stuff to/from Dropbox through your browser, too, when “sending” or “receiving” files from collaborator friends."
4
krename
"this is such a perfect piece!!
I was so looking for a renamer with which I could batch rename files like "file_name-XX-rest.extenstion" .. to "filename-xx-YY-rest.extenstion"

I tried GPRename, and pyRenamer, even installed Thunar for its bulk renamer, and although some of these could actually do the job (did I have the patience), krename just did it… in no time, for which I was very grateful
BTW, it works on non-KDE desktops, too (works perfectly on Cinnamon, for example)"
5
ardour
"Before Linux I had to use Windows, and I was always wishing to have a multi-track sound recording/editing software (audacity is a little bit complicated for my taste, though I use it and love it), and ARDOUR was just the coming true of my wishes.

It is simply unbelievable that you can have such a sophisticated, yet easy to use (thanks to its “intuitive” GUI) application as FREE software!!
I love ARDOUR, it is a great gift!! HUGE thanks to the developers!"
5
apache2
"the perfect thing -- it is also flexible (!!),
for example, htaccess files take huge amount of resources, but can be disabled easily, without losing the amazing url-rewrite functionality :)
I'm so grateful for this amazing piece of FREE sotware"
5
sylpheed
"Sylpheed is a pleasant surprise. It is tiny, it is lightweight, that is, fast (!!), and doesn't slow down anything. It does not have HTML formatting, but it shows the attachment pictures in the mail that you receive, so, it is perfect.
Thanks to Sylpheed, I can open mail application even when I have two browsers with over 100 tabs, plus 5 Libreoffice documents, and sometimes a video editor already running.
I really love Sylpheed :) I used Thunderbird for over ten years, but switching to Sylpheed took only one minute – that's all it takes to install and configure it."
5
kdenlive
"I've been searching for a reliable, cool, sophisticated video editor application for years. KDENLIVE was the last one I tried cause I thought it was meant for KDE environment exclusively, which is not true, it works perfectly in other desktop envs, too.

I tried KDENLIVE on a real project in December 2017, and it worked perfectly, and I could finally abandon Sony Vegas Pro (which I loved!). It took a few hours of learning but it was fun anyway and worth it all the way.
I love KDENLIVE :)"
5
pitivi
"I use KDENLIVE and love it, but I wanted to check other video editing applications too, so I could recommend more when I'm, asked. PiTivi installed easily, started easily, and I could edit a short ad-hoc video (incuding adding titles, fade ins, transitions) fairly easily...

The menu before rendering was not as simple as I would have wished, but rendering went fine, and it did NOT take any longer than KDENLIVE. So, apart from undocking preview monitor and then having to google how to snap it back, I have zerio problem with PiTivi. I would recommend it. And I appreciate, greatly, that developers work on a FREE video editing application for the common good. I respect them. I especially do because having a good video editing application was crucial for me when I finally left Windows and switched to Linux (Mint).
Without a good video editing software I would still be stuck to Microsoft, and I guess, many others too.

Oh, one more thing on PiTivi, however simple thing we want to do with a video editor, it is a fairly complex thing, and it takes some learning inevitably, that is, some patience in the first two hours as you get to know it."
5
filezilla
"I unistalled it because of the sourceforge-malware incident -- I don't trust it anymore"
1
tuxcmd
"great work, but FTP through TLS would be important for a basic app"
3
gftp
"no TLS -- c'mon"
1
banshee
"hard to edit a playlist, change song-order, etc"
2
gparted
"perfect tool!!"
5
rawtherapee
"I just tried it, tested if for 10 mins (I need an app to replace Canon's DPP), Rawtherapee seems to be GREAT!!! Very cool and sophisticated, really love it*****"
5
gphpedit
"didn't really work... (syntax check: 0, html/php/css view: microscopic @100% zoom)"
2