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Nomacs is an open-source image viewer, working on Linux and Mac OS X, under the GNU General Public Licence v3. Nomacs is lightweight and fast and has support for all the popular image formats, like JPEG, PNG, GIF, ICO, BMP and RAW.
FocusWriter is a text editor, having a hide-away interface to provide a distraction-free environment. It is open-source and cross-plaftorm, working on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. Among others, it has support for TXT, RTF and ODT, allows the users to set timers and alarms, it has auto-save and spell-check, it supports some new themes and is traslated in more than 20 languages.
The latest version available is FocusWriter 1.5.5, which has been recently released, coming with a few fixes only:
- Updated dictionaries
- FIXED: Themes did not always forget changes
- FIXED: Treated every paragraph as a scene when divider is empty
- FIXED: Switched tabs during autosave
- FIXED: Allowed pasting and saving invalid null character
- Translation updates: Catalan, Esperanto, Lithuanian, Portuguese (Brazil)
The latest FocusWriter builds are available via some third party PPA, so installing it is easy. All you need to do is add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the focuswriter package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gottcode/gcppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install focuswriter
Optional, to remove focuswriter, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove focuswriter
The installation instructions should work on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint 6, Peppermint 5, LXLE 14.04 and Linux Lite 2.