My Weather Indicator

My Weather indicator supports OpenWeatherMap and Yahoo weather services out of the box and you can also use Wunderground or World Weather Online

                                                                                   In the terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install my-weather-indicator

Graphical user interface (Qt-based).

Faster than VLC and ffmpeg/avconv.

Records the entire screen or part of it, or records OpenGL applications directly (similar to Fraps on Windows).

Synchronizes audio and video properly (a common issue with VLC and ffmpeg/avconv).

Reduces the video frame rate if your computer is too slow (rather than using up all your RAM like VLC does).

Fully multithreaded: small delays in any of the components will never block the other components, resulting is smoother video and better performance on computers with multiple processors.

Pause and resume recording at any time (either by clicking a button or by pressing a hotkey).

Shows statistics during recording (file size, bit rate, total recording time, actual frame rate, ...).

Can show a preview during recording, so you don't waste time recording something only to figure out afterwards that some setting was wrong.

Uses libav/ffmpeg libraries for encoding, so it supports many different codecs and file formats (adding more is trivial).

Can also do live streaming (experimental).

Sensible default settings: no need to change anything if you don't want to.

Tooltips for almost everything: no need to read the documentation to find out what something does.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:maarten-baert/simplescreenrecorder
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install simplescreenrecorder
# if you want to record 32-bit OpenGL applications on a 64-bit system:
sudo apt-get install simplescreenrecorder-lib:i386

Rainlendar is a customizable calendar application which stays out of your way but keeps all your important events and tasks always visible on your desktop.

Official site:

Rainlendar Skins



It's a Yahoo-Weather skin, it can forecast 5 days,
Extra Additions
                                                                 Google Calendar

More information can be found here

        sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao
        sudo apt-get update
        sudo apt-get install calendar-indicator
                                                              HandBrake 0.9.9

You can use it to copy or convert DVD or Bluray discs into other media formats like MP4(M4V), MKV, H.264(x264), MPEG-4 and Theora (libtheora). Besides videos, it also allows you to encode audio files such as AAC, CoreAudio, AAC/HE-AAC, MP3, Flac, AC3, Vorbis and more

You can install from the PPA at

Pithos is a native Pandora Radio client for Linux. It's much more lightweight than the web client, and integrates with desktop features such as media keys, notifications, and the sound menu.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kevin-mehall/pithos-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pithos
Adobe Reader
Activate mini-Dock:
To do that, open a shell terminal and type:
gsettings set com.deepin.dde.dock active-mini-mode true
The latest release of calibre is 1.15.0. What's new.

Please do not use your distribution provided calibre package, as those are often buggy/outdated. Instead use the Binary install described below.

Binary install

calibre has a binary install that includes private versions of all its dependencies. It runs on 32-bit and 64-bit Intel compatible machines. To install or upgrade, simply copy paste the following command into a terminal and press Enter:
sudo python -c "import sys; py3 = sys.version_info[0] > 2; u = __import__('urllib.request' if py3 else 'urllib', fromlist=1); exec(u.urlopen('').read()); main()"