Schedule Alarms Or Reminders Under GNOME Shell With Remindor Shell

Indicator Remindor, an application that can be used to schedule alarms or reminders has been updated to version 12.12, getting some new features and GNOME Shell support.
Indicator Remindor can remind you of various events using notifications, a popup window (so you don’t miss the reminders), it can change the AppIndicator icon, can play a sound and everything is highly configurable.

Indicator Remindor 12.12 changes:
specify dates relating to Christmas, for example: “every day from today to christmas”specify AppIndicator icon: light, dark or the original app icon”Inserts”, a new option to add various data to your notes, like the current time, etc.
There’s also a new Remindor GNOME Shell extension that supports GNOME Shell 3.6 and 3.4:

Indicator Remindor GNOME ShellIndicator Remindor main UI and GNOME Shell extension (the UI colors can be changed)
The extension is currently in beta and it adds the Indicator Remindor icon on the top GNOME Shell bar, which you can use add normal or quick reminders, stop all reminder sounds or manage reminders.

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Schedule Alarms Or Reminders Under GNOME Shell With Remindor Shell

Indicator Remindor, an application that can be used to schedule alarms or reminders has been updated to version 12.12, getting some new features and GNOME Shell support.
Indicator Remindor can remind you of various events using notifications, a popup window (so you don’t miss the reminders), it can change the AppIndicator icon, can play a sound and everything is highly configurable.

Indicator Remindor 12.12 changes:
specify dates relating to Christmas, for example: “every day from today to christmas”specify AppIndicator icon: light, dark or the original app icon”Inserts”, a new option to add various data to your notes, like the current time, etc.
There’s also a new Remindor GNOME Shell extension that supports GNOME Shell 3.6 and 3.4:

Indicator Remindor GNOME ShellIndicator Remindor main UI and GNOME Shell extension (the UI colors can be changed)
The extension is currently in beta and it adds the Indicator Remindor icon on the top GNOME Shell bar, which you can use add normal or quick reminders, stop all reminder sounds or manage reminders.

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Install SparkleShare 1.0 In Ubuntu (Dropbox-Like File Synchronization Tool)

SparkleShare is an open source file synchronization and collaboration tool somewhat similar to Dropbox, available for Linux, Mac OSX and Windows.
SparkleShare uses GIT version control system and can be used with code hosting services like GitHub, Bitbucket or Gitorious as well as your own server.
SparkleShare appindicator
SparkleShare features:
presets for projects hosted on GitHub, Bitbucket or Gitoriousa recent changes window shows who changed whatrestore deleted files or revert to previous versionsconflict handlingnotificationsclient side encryptionoptional Ubuntu AppIndicator
In previous versions there used to be Nautilus integration but unfortunately this has been removed about 2 months ago, however, everything you need is integrated into the “Recent Changes dialog”:
SparkleShare recent changes dialog
E.g.: to restore a previous file version, from the main “Recent Changes” dialog view, click on the timestamp next to a file:
SparkleShare restore file

Install SparkleShare 1.0 in Ubuntu
The SparkleShare version available in the official repositories is a bit old – 0.9.0, but if you don’t want to add a PPA, you can use that. Some of the changes included in SparkleShare since version 0.9.0 are: new status icons, project folders can be renamed, new GNOME 3 symbolic icon, restore previous revisions of files from the event log and other changes as well as many many bug fixes – changelog here.

SparkleShare 1.0 will most probably be available in the official Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail repositories, but it can easily be installed on older Ubuntu versions by using an unofficial PPA.
To install SparkleShare 1.0 in Ubuntu 12.10, 12.04 or 11.10, firstly add the Git stable releases PPA (the Sparkleshare PPA below depends on this PPA):sudo add-apt-repository ppa:git-core/ppa
sudo apt-get update
Then, add the unofficial SparkleShare PPA and install the latest SparkleShare 1.0 in Ubuntu 12.10, 12.04 or 11.10 using the following commands:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rebuntu16/sparkleshare+unofficial
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sparkleshare libwebkit1.1-cil libmono-posix4.0-cil libmono-system-core4.0-cil libnotify0.4-cil(some dependencies are missing, that’s why there’s more than one package in the install command above)

Important: the Ubuntu appindicator icon won’t show up unless you’re using the “ubuntu-mono-dark” (the default Ubuntu icon theme) or “ubuntu-mono-light) icon theme! This is a known bug.

Once installed, launch SparkleShare and follow the initial setup dialog steps. To add a project, select SparkleShare > Add Hosted Project from the appindicator menu.

Adding a project hosted on GitHub, etc. is very easy: SparkleShare will create a text file with a ssh key in the SparkleShare folder which you need to add to GitHub under https://github.com/settings/ssh . If you’ve already added your own ssh key to GitHub, SparkleShare can use that instead, without any extra setup so just enter the remote path and you’re ready:
SparkleShare

If you want to set up your own host, there’s a script you can use which configures everything for you – see the SparkleShare homepage for more info on this.
For other Linux distributions, Windows and Mac OSX, download SparkleShare from its homepage.

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Install SparkleShare 1.0 In Ubuntu (Dropbox-Like File Synchronization Tool)

SparkleShare is an open source file synchronization and collaboration tool somewhat similar to Dropbox, available for Linux, Mac OSX and Windows.
SparkleShare uses GIT version control system and can be used with code hosting services like GitHub, Bitbucket or Gitorious as well as your own server.
SparkleShare appindicator
SparkleShare features:
presets for projects hosted on GitHub, Bitbucket or Gitoriousa recent changes window shows who changed whatrestore deleted files or revert to previous versionsconflict handlingnotificationsclient side encryptionoptional Ubuntu AppIndicator
In previous versions there used to be Nautilus integration but unfortunately this has been removed about 2 months ago, however, everything you need is integrated into the “Recent Changes dialog”:
SparkleShare recent changes dialog
E.g.: to restore a previous file version, from the main “Recent Changes” dialog view, click on the timestamp next to a file:
SparkleShare restore file

Install SparkleShare 1.0 in Ubuntu
The SparkleShare version available in the official repositories is a bit old – 0.9.0, but if you don’t want to add a PPA, you can use that. Some of the changes included in SparkleShare since version 0.9.0 are: new status icons, project folders can be renamed, new GNOME 3 symbolic icon, restore previous revisions of files from the event log and other changes as well as many many bug fixes – changelog here.

SparkleShare 1.0 will most probably be available in the official Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail repositories, but it can easily be installed on older Ubuntu versions by using an unofficial PPA.
To install SparkleShare 1.0 in Ubuntu 12.10, 12.04 or 11.10, firstly add the Git stable releases PPA (the Sparkleshare PPA below depends on this PPA):sudo add-apt-repository ppa:git-core/ppa
sudo apt-get update
Then, add the unofficial SparkleShare PPA and install the latest SparkleShare 1.0 in Ubuntu 12.10, 12.04 or 11.10 using the following commands:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rebuntu16/sparkleshare+unofficial
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sparkleshare libwebkit1.1-cil libmono-posix4.0-cil libmono-system-core4.0-cil libnotify0.4-cil(some dependencies are missing, that’s why there’s more than one package in the install command above)

Important: the Ubuntu appindicator icon won’t show up unless you’re using the “ubuntu-mono-dark” (the default Ubuntu icon theme) or “ubuntu-mono-light) icon theme! This is a known bug.

Once installed, launch SparkleShare and follow the initial setup dialog steps. To add a project, select SparkleShare > Add Hosted Project from the appindicator menu.

Adding a project hosted on GitHub, etc. is very easy: SparkleShare will create a text file with a ssh key in the SparkleShare folder which you need to add to GitHub under https://github.com/settings/ssh . If you’ve already added your own ssh key to GitHub, SparkleShare can use that instead, without any extra setup so just enter the remote path and you’re ready:
SparkleShare

If you want to set up your own host, there’s a script you can use which configures everything for you – see the SparkleShare homepage for more info on this.
For other Linux distributions, Windows and Mac OSX, download SparkleShare from its homepage.

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Google Calendar Indicator Adds Options To Create, Edit And Delete Events, More

Google Calendar IndicatorCalendar Indicator, an Ubuntu AppIndicator for Google Calendar, has been updated to version 0.1.0.0.
The new version brings options to add, edit and delete Google Calendar events as well as to create new calendars. Until now, Calendar Indicator would only display Google Calendar events in the indicator menu and through notifications. There’s also a new option to select the calendar to be used from all your Google calendars (or you can select all of them).
Calendar Indicator new event
To edit or remove an existing event, simply click on it in the indicator menu, then click the edit or delete icons. You can also do this by selecting Show Calendar, then double clicking on an event. Creating new events is just as easy: select “Add new event” from the indicator menu.

Another change in the latest Google Calendar Indicator is an option to set the automatic synchronization time – 12 hours by default (there’s also an option in the indicator menu to sync with Google Calendar on demand). This change is important because the Google Calendar API used to reach the limit often which was causing Calendar Indicator to stop working.
Google Calendar displays the next 10 events but if you want to see the events for a longer period or for given date, you can select “Show Calendar” from the indicator menu. The calendar has been updated in the latest Calendar Indicator version, and it now looks a lot like the Google Calendar web design:
Calendar indicator
And finally, the last new feature in this version is the addition of an option in the Calendar Indicator preferences to set the calendar colour, which affects the events colour in the Calendar dialog.

Install Google Calendar Indicator in Ubuntu
The latest Calendar Indicator is available in the main Atareao PPA, along with some other great Ubuntu AppIndicators such as My Weather Indicator, created by Lorenzo from atareao.es. To add the PPA and install Calendar Indicator in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail or 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install calendar-indicator
There are also packages for Ubuntu 12.04, but because of a bug (I’ve reported it here – hopefully it will be fixed soon), the latest Calendar Indicator can’t be installed in Ubuntu 12.04 for now.
If you encounter bugs, report them @ Launchpad.

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Google Calendar Indicator Adds Options To Create, Edit And Delete Events, More

Google Calendar IndicatorCalendar Indicator, an Ubuntu AppIndicator for Google Calendar, has been updated to version 0.1.0.0.
The new version brings options to add, edit and delete Google Calendar events as well as to create new calendars. Until now, Calendar Indicator would only display Google Calendar events in the indicator menu and through notifications. There’s also a new option to select the calendar to be used from all your Google calendars (or you can select all of them).
Calendar Indicator new event
To edit or remove an existing event, simply click on it in the indicator menu, then click the edit or delete icons. You can also do this by selecting Show Calendar, then double clicking on an event. Creating new events is just as easy: select “Add new event” from the indicator menu.

Another change in the latest Google Calendar Indicator is an option to set the automatic synchronization time – 12 hours by default (there’s also an option in the indicator menu to sync with Google Calendar on demand). This change is important because the Google Calendar API used to reach the limit often which was causing Calendar Indicator to stop working. Hopefully, with this change, the API limit will be harder to reach and thus, there will be less API errors.
Google Calendar displays the next 10 events but if you want to see the events for a longer period or for given date, you can select “Show Calendar” from the indicator menu. The calendar has been updated in the latest Calendar Indicator version, and it now looks a lot like the Google Calendar web design:
Calendar indicator
And finally, the last new feature in this version is the addition of an option in the Calendar Indicator preferences to set the calendar colour, which affects the events colour in the Calendar dialog.

Install Google Calendar Indicator in Ubuntu
The latest Calendar Indicator is available in the main Atareao PPA, along with some other great Ubuntu AppIndicators such as My Weather Indicator, created by Lorenzo from atareao.es. To add the PPA and install Calendar Indicator in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail or 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install calendar-indicator
There are also packages for Ubuntu 12.04, but because of a bug (I’ve reported it here – hopefully it will be fixed soon), the latest Calendar Indicator can’t be installed in Ubuntu 12.04 for now.
If you encounter bugs, report them @ Launchpad.

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Pin Notes To Your Desktop With StickyNotes Indicator

indicator stickynotesStickyNotes Indicator is a simple appindicator which can be used to place post-it (sticky) notes on your Linux desktop.
The notes placement on the desktop is restored on each login, which is very useful if you use the notes as reminders.
This tiny application doesn’t come with a huge list of options and instead, it only allows you to change the note background and text color, keeping everything very simple and light. From the appindicator, you can select to hide all notes, in case you want a clean desktop, along with an option to restore the notes later on.
There are a few things that would be useful, but are missing in Stickynotes Indicator, like a creating note groups, keyboard shortcuts support or monochrome Appindicator icons for Ubuntu, but these will probably be added in a later version.

The Indicator Stickynotes Launchpad page mentions that the application should work with Unity, GNOME Shell, Xfce, MATE and Cinnamon and there’s even partial KDE support. I’ve only tested it with Unity, GNOME Shell and Xfce and I can confirm everything works as expected.

Install Stickynotes Indicator
The Stickynotes Indicator PPA currently provides packages for Ubuntu 12.04 / Linux Mint 13 only – add the PPA and install it using the following commands:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:umang/indicator-stickynotes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-stickynotes
Even though there are no Ubuntu 12.10 packages, I’ve tested Stickynotes Indicator and it works great with the latest Ubuntu version, so if you’re using Quantal Quetzal, download Stickynotes Indicator deb from HERE.

If you encounter bugs, report them @ Launchpad.

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Indicator Remindor 12.10 Released With New Features

indicator remindorIndicator Remindor, an Ubuntu appindicator that can be used to schedule reminders or alarms, has been updated to version 12.10.
Indicator Remindor 12.10 comes with a new design for some UI parts like the time, date and command, along with a new option to have a reminder popup dialog window, which you can use to make sure you don’t miss any important reminders.
Indicator Remindor can remind of the events you set using notifications, a popup dialog window, by changing the appindicator icon colour or playing a sound
Another new feature in the latest Indicator Remindor is an option to change the indicator icon (similar to Ubuntu Messaging Menu behaviour) colour when a notification runs.
Other changes include: more powerful dates (check out the application help for more info) and bug fixes, including the bug that caused the commands feature not to work properly.

Install Indicator Remindor in Ubuntu
The latest Indicator Remindor 12.10 is available in its PPA for Ubuntu 12.04 – add the PPA and install it using the commands below:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bhdouglass/indicator-remindor
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-remindor
Until official builds are released for Ubuntu 12.10, you can manually download the .deb available in the PPA, I’ve tested it and it should work just fine.
If you encounter bugs, report them @ Launchpad.

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`My Weather Indicator` Gets New Forecast Map, Improved Geolocation

my weather indicator`My Weather Indicator`, an appindicator which displays the weather on the Unity panel, has been updated to version 0.5.3.2 yesterday and comes with an interesting new feature: a weather forecast map through the OpenWeatherMap service.
The new weather forecast map displays the following information as an overlay:
Radar (USA and Canada)Clouds forecastPrecipitation forecastsCurrent weatherStations informationmy weather indicator forecastWeather forecast map

The latest version also comes with a modified geolocation service, which now uses two services so now if one of them fails, the second one is used as a backup.
It’s also worth mentioning that My Weather Indicator has received many changes for the past few months, including wind conditions, new weather services like World Weather Online and Open Weather Map (and also the removal of Google Weather, which no longer exists and Wunderground), auto location and more.

Install My Weather Indicator in Ubuntu
The latest My Weather Indicator 0.5.3.2 is available in a PPA for Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal and 12.04 Precise Pangolin. Add the PPA and install it using the commands below:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install my-weather-indicator
The PPA provides older My Weather Indicator versions for Ubuntu Oneiric, Natty and Lucid. Since it’s not the latest version, so you may encounter bugs and obviously, you won’t have the latest features (make sure you don’t select Google as the weather service as it doesn’t work).
Report any bugs you may find @ Launchpad!

this appindicator has been created by Lorenzo from atareao.es, check out the latest version release notes in Spanish, here.

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