Articles by Himanshu Arora

Himanshu Arora

About Himanshu Arora

Himanshu Arora has been working on Linux since 2007. He carries professional experience in system level programming, networking protocols, and command line. In addition to HowtoForge, Himanshu's work has also been featured in some of world's other leading publications including Computerworld, IBM DeveloperWorks, and Linux Journal.

  • How to take screenshots on Ubuntu 16.04 with ScreenCloud

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    Screenshots come in handy in many situations. For example, while making tutorials, discussing problems, or sharing information. What I mean to say is that it's a very common activity, so much so that there's a dedicated keyboard button to take screenshots. However still, there are many screenshot taking applications available in the market, and their selling point is the list of useful features they offer, including the ability to store captured images on cloud in some cases. If you are looking for such an application, look no further, as in this tutorial we'll be discussing a useful screenshot taking app dubbed ScreenCloud.

  • Rambox - an alternative Messaging and Email app for Ubuntu

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    Rambox is a free and open source messaging and emailing application which - according to the tool's official documentation - combines common web applications into one. It is being marketed as a new way to organize services. "Rambox gives you the possibility to add common services many times you need, all in one place," the official website says. "It's perfect for people who work with many services for business and private accounts.".

  • How to install and use KDEConnect on Ubuntu 16.04LTS

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    In this article, we will discuss one such application - dubbed KDEConnect - that connects your Android or BlackBerry phone to your Linux computer. Suppose you are working on your computer and your phone rings. You pick it up and see that there's a spam SMS. You just ignore it. After some time, the phone rings again. You again pick it up only to see another spam SMS. And this goes on, until you choose not get distracted while you are working.

  • How to extend the functionality of your Linux desktop with PlexyDesk

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    It's always good to look for new ways to increase your productivity, be it your personal or professional life. After all, productivity plays a key role in defining how successful you really are. If your work involves computers, you'll probably be aware that there are several tools, scripts, tips, and tricks that people use to be more productive.

  • Distraction-free writing on Linux using FocusWriter

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    Regardless of the profession you are in, there are broadly two things that define how productive you are: your knowledge of the subject, and how effectively you carry out your tasks. If your work involves computers and you are into writing, it's worth knowing that there exist several applications that offer distraction-free writing environment. In this article, we will discuss one such application - dubbed FocusWriter - that's available not only for Linux, but for Windows and Mac OS as well.

  • How to install and use new Mac-style note taking app Notes in Ubuntu

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    While the good old pen-and-paper way of taking notes still works for many, if your work involves computers, you can take advantage of plethora of applications that are designed and developed specifically for note taking. If you are on Linux, and are looking for a simple and elegant note taking app, you may want to check out the appropriately named Notes, which we will be discussing in this article.

  • How to access your Google Drive account from Linux command line using Gdrive

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    While Google Drive is no doubt one of the most popular (if not the most popular) cloud storage services available today, what's really sad is that there is no official Drive client available for Linux. But that doesn't mean there are no alternatives - in fact the awesome Linux/open-source community has developed several unofficial Google Drive clients, some of which we've already discussed here at HowtoForge. In this article, we will discuss Gdrive.

  • How to create multiple profiles for Unity launcher in Ubuntu using launcher-list-indicator

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    If you are on Ubuntu Linux and use the Unity desktop (which is the default desktop environment for the Linux distribution for quite some time now), you'd agree that launching an application through Unity's launcher bar is only convenient as long as the app icon is there right in front of your eyes. However sadly, that's not usually the case when you use your Ubuntu box for more than one purposes, as most of the times, because of the sheer number of apps, icon corresponding the one you want to launch is buried somewhere at the bottom of the launcher.

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) overview

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    Canonical released the latest Ubuntu LTS version (Ubuntu 16.04) on April 21, 2016, and we’ve been using the OS from the initial days of its availability. Given the fact that LTS releases (that are supported for 5 years - more about them here) are generally more popular compared to other regular Ubuntu releases, we thought it would be useful to come up with an overview of the new OS.