AntennaPod, the open source Podcast Player

AntennaPod open source podcast player

AntennaPod is a Podcast Player open source. It is a free, open source and ad free application with a clean and elegant design and all the features that I need in a Podcast player / subscription manager.

And it is the player that I have been testing for a while and that works wonderfully for me. I use it with F-Droid on Android, although you can also find it in the Play Store.

Until now I used iVoox and I have changed its more than 100Mb for AntennaPod of just over 10MB. iVoox, in addition to the ads, constantly crashed on me, which made it unbearable. It is a great alternative to many commercial players.

In this way, it works very smoothly for me, I have no ads and I use an Open Source option and on F-Droid. At the moment everything is advantages.


Best F-Droid Apps

best f-droid free software apps

We have already seen what is F droid, its advantages and why we should use it. In this article I want let you know some of its best applications. It is clear that this is very subjective because the best application will be the one that meets one of our needs. But here are a few that I think can help you.

So I'm going to leave the applications that I consider most interesting from this repository of Free Software applications. You will not find alternatives for some, and for others you will already have applications installed that do the same. It is a good time to assess if you are interested in transferring that application you use to another Free Software application.


How to create alerts in Wallapop

This is a simple trick, really a nice setup, of our Wallapop app to notify us when a new product appears that we are looking for. In this way we will not have to always be entering and looking for what is new.

Just We create the alerts we need and it will send us notifications.fications when they post a new product that meets the characteristics we have chosen in the filters.

A clear example is looking for a Nintendo Switch. We can make Wallapop notify us with a notification when someone sells a Nintendo Switch, up to a certain price, with a distance filter, etc.


What is F-Droid

f-droid the play store of free software

F-Droid is a software repository, an app store, an alternative to Play Store. It is the Play Store of Free software. F-Droid is free software and the applications that we can find inside are Free Software or Open Source (FOSS). We can find your code on GitHub review it and modify it to our liking if we want.

And once you know what it is, the next thing you'll wonder is why you need to install it if you have Play Store.

NO pirate apps. For that you have other alternatives. F-Droid is a commitment to Free software and that's it.


How to see the IP in Linux

how to know my ip in linux

The theme of knowing, or finding out the IP that we have is something recurrent. Let's see how to do it on a Linux device.

In this article I am going to teach you how to check the public IP in the browser, with the console and how to obtain it and save it in our .sh scripts with BASH

In addition to this, we will also see how to check our private IP and the difference between the two.


Scratch for Linux (Scratux Ubuntu)

Scratch alternatives for linux

I start to play Scratch and I see with disgust that they exist desktop applications for Windows, MacOS, ChromeOS and Android app but there is no official application for Linux.

There was an application for Linux and they discontinued it. Your message right now is

For now, the Scratch App is not compatible with Linux. We are working with contributors and the open-source community to find a way for Scratch to work on Linux in the future. Stay informed!

It is true that the online version can be used from the browser. But I like desktop applications because they have the advantage that we can continue using them even without an Internet connection and that if we want to focus on the task we can close the browser with the other thousands of tabs, which is always a source of distraction.


What is Scratch and what is it for

know scratch, what is it

Scratch is a programming language created by MIT and based on a block-based visual interface, so that it greatly facilitates the programming of children and people without knowledge. It is recommended for ages 8 to 16 years.

All of this is supported by the Scratch Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is:

Our mission is to provide all children, of all backgrounds, opportunities to imagine, create and collaborate, so that they can shape the world of tomorrow.

But to the important ones, what can be done with Scratch.


How to run .py files

how to run .py files with Python code

The files with a .py extension contain Python programming language code. In this way when you execute the file that sequence of code is executed.

Unlike a .sh file which executes instructions that any Linux system can execute, for a .py file to work you will have to install Python.

This is the first thing you have to do if you want to start learning to program with Python.


How to add watermark quickly and in bulk

add watermark quickly and in bulk

This is the method I currently use to add watermarks or watermarks to blog images. I usually have enough photos for articles and with this bash script I add the watermark in 2 or 3 seconds.

A while ago i used GIMP for mass editing. This option, which we saw on the blog still valid, but this seems much faster to me and as I say is what I am using now.

This method is also ideal for photographers who have to pass marked images to clients, since in a few seconds you have them processed

Of course, it is a solution for Linux users, I am using Ubuntu. Now I leave you the script and a step-by-step explanation so that you can not only use it but also understand what it does and start learning BASH. There are only 8 lines.


Zotero, Personal Research Assistant

zotero, personal research assistant

I've been looking for a tool like Zotero, which allows me to organize and manage in a simple and effective way all the information that I am storing on topics that interest me, projects I want to work on and / or on the articles I'm going to write.

And it is that although Zotero is known by people as a bibliography manager and has been its main function for a long time, today they themselves define the project as a Personal research assistant. And it's the most interesting thing I've ever seen.

Take a look because if you are a Maker or you like to work on projects, research and collect information on different topics, you will fall in love.