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How to turn your website into a desktop app

By David Callé on 15 November 2017

Turning your website into a desktop integrated app is a relatively simple thing to do, but distributing it as such and making it noticeable in app stores is another story. This tutorial will show you how to leverage Electron and snaps to…

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Gitter and Mattermost: two desktop apps for your future chat platform

By David Callé on 15 June 2017

In the hunt for the perfect communication platform or protocol, a lot of companies are experimenting, which can lead to some confusion as not everyone is moving at the same pace: one team on IRC, another one on Slack, one on…

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Visual Studio Code is now available as a snap on Ubuntu

By David Callé on 19 May 2017

There is a new desktop snap in the Snap store: Visual Studio Code. A versatile and open source code editor Launched in 2015 by Microsoft, Visual Studio Code has imposed itself as one of the preferred code editors in the developer…

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Simplenote gives a new life to your notes

By David Callé on 17 May 2017

There’s a new desktop snap in the Snap store: Simplenote. Write in Markdown, sync, tag, collaborate and publish If you haven’t tried it yet, Simplenote brings a solid note taking utility to your day-to-day open source toolkit.…

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Atom is now available as a snap for Ubuntu

By David Callé on 11 May 2017

There’s a new desktop snap in the Snap store: Atom. The hackable editor, backed by GitHub Launched in 2014, Atom has been rapidly adopted by a large community and is considered one of the top language agnostic code editors. It offers a…

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Discord is now available as a snap for Ubuntu and other distributions

By David Callé on 4 May 2017

There’s a new desktop snap in the Snap store: Discord. Ever heard of Discord? Within 1.5 years of its launch Discord has become an almost mandatory tool for gamers. Adoption has been wild, from streaming to a Twitch account to voice calls…