Meet Ridual, Parcel Tracker and PyEnglish, lightweight yet effective apps (Ubuntu Software Center)
Ridual is a simplistic yet effective file manager designed with a dual-pane interface in mind, thus (by default) exposing two file manager instances incorporated into a singular interface.
Launching Ridual, presents the user a minimalistic interface with a clickable addressbar and items exposed into separated areas.
Browsing files and folders is as easily as double-clicking on folders, action helped by directly clicking the top addressbar and/or pressing the keyboard's
Backspace key (action that reverts the view to the formerly opened location).
Simplistic (as related to Ridual) does not equal lack of (basic) features, opening a file is to be performed similarly to Nautilus (double-clicking on a file, opens it via its default file handler, approach applicable for images, text files, doc files, clips, etc).
Furthermore, right-clicking on an item, allows the user to select a different file handler, like for instance, selecting VLC media player for a clip.
Ridual is available for free via Ubuntu Software Center.
Parcel Tracker is a handy utility, specialized in tracking parcels (postal packages) across the world, tracking process gathering its data from numerous powerful online services.
Basically, launching Parcel Tracker pushes its tracking-related window on the desktop, from where, by simply entering a tracking number, the user can easily add a package to be step-by-step tracked (featuring details such as time of arrival in x port, etc).
In order to properly and accurately track packages, Parcel Tracker comes with (by default) numerous supported services, including Fedex, RussianPost, DHL Germany, SwissPost, etc, basically, presenting the user a wide range of services covering a large portion of the world (thus being effective, regardless of user's geographical location).
Tracking services and the update period can be adjusted via
Parcel Tracker appindicator-->Preferences
Parcel Tracker is available for free via Ubuntu Software Center.
PyEnglish is a lightweight yet efficient utility, designed with immediate improving of one's English skills via a practical manner of dealing with words , verb tenses, sentences, etc.
Mainly, PyEnglish exposes a sentence properly structured into distinct words and, helped by the colored bits, the user is to generate a correct sentence from available items.
A definitely interesting aspect of PyEnglish is its manner of "forcing" the user to guess correct sentences by presenting a verb and required (for an accurate grammatical construction) conditions, such as verb tenses, options (like Question).
In order to pass the "exam", a correct sentence must be typed under
Write the Sentence, nevertheless, by pressing
3 Lives, PyEnglish automatically generates and displays the accurate sentence.
PyEnglish is available for free via Ubuntu Software Center.
Ridual, Parcel Tracker and PyEnglish have been created as part of Ubuntu App Showdown.