My favorite open source apps of 2023 that you may not have seen.

Here are a few tools I have been using this year. I absolutely love these open source apps and I think you might too. Amberol Amberol is a music player with no delusions of grandeur. If you just want to play music available on your local system then Amberol is the music player you are […]

How to get your encrypted Amazon e-books to ePub

Capitalism sucks and it is very apparent when you buy Amazon e-books. Don’t think locking books you buy down to Amazon and their eBook readers is good for authors. It is for Amazon investors and Bezos, period. Notice how easy they made if for authors to publish on their platform and the lack of editor […]

Show HEIC thumbnails in Gnome Files

This is all that is needed to get Apple HEIC image thumbnails in the Gnome file manager. I am currently running Ubuntu 23.04 but this should be similar in most distros using their package managers. It’s so easy a caveman could do it… sudo apt update sudo apt install libheif1 heif-thumbnailer heif-gdk-pixbuf That’s it. You […]

AutoStart Maestral Dropbox Client In Python Virtual Environment

Update May 1st, 2024: Maestral is now available via pipx. Pipx is similar to virtual environments and simplifies things. First thing, open the terminal and run each command as listed. # = comment… Install pipx: sudo apt install pipx # I am running Ubuntu 24.04 currently. Alter for your system.pipx ensurepath Install maestral: pipx install […]

Creating a simple radial percent gauge in Flet

I was cleaning up and found some old gauges I had built years ago. I created the images in Inkscape and likely deleted the Flash and JavaScript code. Anyway, since I am really digging working with Flet I thought it might be cool to re-purpose the images and create a radial gauge in Flet. Setup […]

Tags Example in Flet and Python

Just a quick example of how to create, add and remove hashtags in a Flet app. I needed to create this for an app I am working on and thought I’d share.

Flet Color Picker Dialog Class

I am working on a project and decided on Flet for the interface. Flet does not include a color picker dialog. Here is what I came up with, a simple Python class. I hope it’s can be useful for others. What the hell is Flet? “Flet enables developers to easily build realtime web, mobile and […]

Interesting Linux Graphics Applications

I love working with graphics on my Linux machine and in looking for new tools I found a couple fairly nice Linux graphics applications that I have not seen before, along with a few I have. I hope they are useful to you as I find them to be nice additions to my graphic tool-sets. […]