wren
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Re: Usefull / good programs to have on your Pi

Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:30 pm

It would be well worth the money picking up books on bash, and sed & awk. I also use ffmpeg, sox, and imagemagick for multimedia stuff often.

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Re: Usefull / good programs to have on your Pi

Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:45 am

The first thing that I install is florence or matchbox-keyboard.
That should be onboard by default since you else have no chance to get forward without a keyboard.

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Re: Usefull / good programs to have on your Pi

Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:18 am

ntfs-3g to write to ntsf drives
cups for printing
sane for scanners, then xsane and simplescan
handbrake
the print.pdf driver
kmymoney for personal accounting
gnome disk utilities (along with gparted that has been mentioned already)
clamtk antivirus
grsync (graphical rsync utility)
cheese photocapture for your usb camera

and a bunch of others, but already mentioned.

Kind of amazing what you can do with these suckers.
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Re: Usefull / good programs to have on your Pi

Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:25 pm

HermannSW wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:32 am
Tools to install:
  • raspiraw for high framerate video capturing (up to 750fps/1007fps for v1/v2 camera)
  • raspi2png (takes screenshots on Rasbian console including HDMI overlays like from raspistill/raspivid)
  • u4vl (low latency access Raspberry camera or desktop (console as well as X11) remotely in browser)
I forgot to mention omxiv, GPU accelerated image viewer for the Raspberry Pi (I use it for console):
https://github.com/HaarigerHarald/omxiv

GPU accelerated video player (I use it for console) omplayer is part of Raspberry Pi Os:
https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... xplayer.md
https://stamm-wilbrandt.de/en/Raspberry_camera.html
https://stamm-wilbrandt.de/en#raspcatbot
https://github.com/Hermann-SW/raspiraw
https://github.com/Hermann-SW/Raspberry_v1_camera_global_external_shutter
https://stamm-wilbrandt.de/working_with_FPGAs

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Re: Usefull / good programs to have on your Pi

Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:30 pm

Well, since this thread has been raised from the dead by HermannSW, I might as well add another app to this list.
Or should I say, apps? :P
Pi-Apps is a simple RPi app store that's full of open-source RPi software. None of these apps are available on the repositories.
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Installation is super easy:

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git clone https://github.com/Botspot/pi-apps
/home/pi/pi-apps/install
Have fun!
Want to run Minecraft Java on your RPi? Easiest way is with Pi-Apps - just click Install.
https://github.com/Botspot/pi-apps
Pi-Apps also includes Zoom, Visual Studio, Tor browser, Windows 10 theme, and 33 more.
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