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Personally I like Mozilla Thunderbird. It has a good track record of long term development (and is Open source) You have a GUI so email messages/thread display is possible. It doesn't have built in calendaring support but has a fairly mature extension - lightning It stores email messages in the mbox format - which is well documented and easily accessibly ...


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You could take a look at SQLite Expert. This application has a large number of features and is available in both a free and a paid version (which has more features like data importing from various file formats, exporting to various file formats, more drag and drop database manipulation, automatic query generation and some repair tools). You can take a look ...


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I use youtude-dl for downloading videos from YouTube. It's a console program (without any ads), written in Python. I've used it on Windows and Linux (it worked well) and according to the official site it should work on Mac OS X too. It also supports extracting audio. You can set the format too, for example: youtube-dl --extract-audio --audio-format mp3 "...


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I have used RSSOwl daily for several years. (source: getdeb.net) It’s FLOSS (Eclipse Public License 1.0) available cross-platform (GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows) a .deb is available at http://www.getdeb.net/software/RSSOwl not dead (last release from 2013-12) supports the various RSS formats and Atom (I’m not sure, it may, technically, be a ...


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Liferea is a Linux desktop client, which could be suitable for you. I've been using it quite a while. Your requirements: It runs on Linux It's a standalone application You can configure the frequency of feed updates (global and per feed) There is an option for popup notification. Additionally it shows the unread feed number in the system tray icon. Feed ...


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If you use VLC there is an easy way for such conversion. To convert Youtube video to mp3 these are required steps: Start up VLC Media tab chose Open Network Stream & in new pop up screen add URL address of youtube video you want to convert. From Play drop down menu chose convert (keyboard shortcut is Alt+C In new screen make sure to fill in needed ...


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In the interests of having a number of options, it would be worth adding Seamonkey to the list. It is a Mozilla project, and an "all-in-one internet application suite", including web-browser, advanced e-mail, newsgroup and feed client, IRC chat (Chatzilla - only chat client I use), and HTML editing. Up front, then, this requires installing the ...


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I use MobaXterm, which is a terminal program like PuTTY but with (in my opinion, at least) a cleaner design and a more modern look. It was recommended to me quite some time ago as a replacement for PuTTY. Even though it comes in a free version or a full version (which is a subscription), I've used the free version for a very long time and have never ...


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The default mail/rss client for Ubuntu, Thunderbird does this wonderfully. Although it is also a mail and a chat client, there are not a whole lot of downsides to using it, in fact, the chat client can become useful if you are active on irc's Features: Runs on Linux No need to add anything extra to it You can change how often it checks for new feeds (...


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The new trend is to use web technologies (HTML5 / javascript frameworks) to create desktop applications. Take a look at the Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) that lets you embed the Chromium engine in your desktop app. See the list of applications using CEF on wikipedia. There are available bindings for many languages such as C, C++, Java, Python, C#, Delphi,...


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I'm currently using rtorrent with the rutorrent front-end. The nice things about it are that it's insanely fast, uses very little resources on the system it runs on, and with the web user interface, is as good as a local client. However, rtorrent on its own can be a little hard to use: and it lacks RSS feed support. I use rutorrent as a front end, with an ...


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If you're a KDE user, you'd be familiar with Akregator Must run in Linux (preferably with ready to install deb) - part of the KDE suite and standard with Kubuntu Standalone (no addons/plugins) Should allow adjust the frequency of updates (preferably per feed) - lets you set frequency of updates, just not per feed Would be nice to notify me using the ...


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I use Project Libre. This is an open source application that can view - and edit - files in Microsoft Project format. It has versions for Windows, Mac and Linux.


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Currently, I have an instance of Tiny Tiny RSS running on my own server. On my desktop, I'm reading the feeds through it's web interface. On my Android devices, I'm using TTRSS-Reader. This method has the big advantage, that articles, which have been marked as read on one device show up as read on every other device. Liferea is a desktop client, which can ...


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You need to use StackEdit - it is exactly what you are asking for - The same editor as SO Works offline once loaded Free Works in browser so cross platform Can backup to Google Docs, etc. Syntax Highlighting available.


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Thunderbird has thousands of themes, of which some are dark, and you can easily tweak the background and text colours yourself.


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I'm using Sqliteman to work with my SQLite databases. One reason for my selection was I can invoke it from the command-line while passing the database file to work with. Requested features: Show database/tables: Sure. Edit database/tables: Yes. Show overview about database: in a tree-structure, so you can dive in where you like. Execute SQL statements: ...


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TiddlyWiki might suit your needs very well. It's a note-taking web application that has many features and runs directly in your browser (offline). "standalone": It's compiled in single html file that you store on your computer and run in your browser. Everything written in javascript and no internet is used. "running on Ubuntu": It runs on any system that ...


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You could also use C#/mono in combination with XWT (as long as your GUI is not too complex. From personal experience: As soon as you want a DataGrid that has a ComboBox column, stay away from it.) https://github.com/mono/xwt Short explanation about XWT: You program your code against the XWT lib. When you deploy your application, you'll need to distribute ...


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JDownloader used to work great (free, ads-free, Windows). Right now there is a bug that makes the mp3 download unavailable, but hopefully it should be fixed soon.


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Perhaps you want to give Hamster a try. Although I never used it at work, it has a minimal GUI, it is easy to switch a task and you can export to some formats. With the invoice, I am not that sure if you can realize it. But it has some overview functionality, with which you can filter your tasks and then export it to a file. Perhaps you can use that ...


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I recommend TaskWarrior. The core is command-line based, but there are also other frontends. You might be interested in these two frontends: tchart, a frontend which can do GANTT style diagrams, and ptask, a GTK based frontend. I though haven't used these two frontends, just the TUI frontend named vit.


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Atom.io is another text tool with beautification functionality tools available. The package I linked will format about a dozen languages out of the box. Others can be added through separate configuration files (if atom-beautify doesn't know how to beautify the language you're working in, it will tell you were you can find download the needed configuration ...


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Color schemes in PuTTY can be changed. 4bit Terminal Color Scheme Designer is a great web application to generate PuTTY color schemes.


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Freemake offer a Youtube converter to many different formats including mp3. Whilst I have never used it, I can vouch for their products as I have used both their Video Converter & Video Downloader with great success. Its a free download with no registration required. Screenshot: Platforms: Windows XP/Vista/7/8


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Today I've tried the free studio from dvd video soft for youtubeToMp3 and it was quite easy and straight forward. Their app work as modules where you can choose which feature to download & install, they have a full studio program which works as (audio video DVD converter for mobile and iPhone devices) Free studio screenshot: As for the youtube to mp3,...


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I think there is a problem with the question. The question refers to "FTP Server" and states "support SFTP", but FTP and SFTP are two different protocols. Also, from one of the comments we can see that you clearly talk about being able to connect to "server terminal and use the shell like bash", so it's probably safe to infer that the server you're talking ...


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I ran into a similar problem myself. I needed a program that allowed me to write Markdown-based email templates with a live preview. I couldn't find anything online, so I wrote my own software to do this. There's actually a .NET library called MarkdownSharp that is really useful for this. This takes a Markdown-formatted input and produces an HTML-formatted ...


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Discord is a great voice/text chat tool which has IP protection. The Android version can be found here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.discord But its also available on the web, Windows, OS X, Linux and iOS here: https://discordapp.com/download Your IP is hidden because unlike many programs (e.g. Skype), it's not p2p (peer to peer) ...


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I recommend SnipMP3. It is a web-app rather than a desktop program. It also (last I tried anyways) didn't properly load on Firefox although it used to so that could have just been a security mixup or something (or due to me using an alpha Firefox - may investigate if I get some time later). Just tested with Chrome on Win 7 and it works fine there. It does ...


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