In this new series I will show you some really insteresting open source projects I’ve found that deserve a look.

If you develop or contribute to a project and you want to see it in the next post of the series, feel free to contact me on social media or email.

Note: some of these projects might be on a Beta/development state, and may crash or work unexpectedly.

Table of Contents

Oculante

A fast, portable image viewer written in Rust. Just download the binary from https://github.com/woelper/oculante/releases, make it executable and run it. You can do basic non-destructive editing: crop, blur, brightness, contrast, etc. Compatible with a wide range of images (including JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF, SVG, WEBP).

There are several shortcuts available: left/right arrow keys to open the previous or next image in folder, i to open image info, e to open edit toolbox, mousewheel to zoom in/out, and more.

Because Oculante makes non-destructive editing, you can reorder the effects or remove each one individually.

Oculante

F2

A command-line batch renaming tool, written in Go. It can be as simple or as ‘complicated’ as you want, because it can do basic or complex renaming. Install it with go:

go install github.com/ayoisaiah/f2/cmd/f2@latest
  • Superuser privileges are not required to install it for the current user.

For example, to replace ‘xyz’ for ‘abc’ on all the files of the current folder:

f2 -f 'xyz' -r 'abc'
  • By default, it does not make any change, unless using -x or --exec.
$ f2 -f 'xyz' -r 'abc'
┌────────────────────────────────────┐
| ORIGINAL    | RENAMED     | STATUS |
| ********************************** |
| xyz_one.mp4 | abc_one.mp4 | ok     |
| xyz_two.mp4 | abc_two.mp4 | ok     |
└────────────────────────────────────┘
 INFO  Use the -x or --exec flag to apply the above changes
$ f2 -f 'xyz' -r 'abc' -x
$ ls
abc_one.mp4  abc_two.mp4

For these simple renaming you can also run:

f2 xyz abc

Run f2 --help for more info.

Ferrum

A music library and player, available for Mac, Windows and Linux (DEB and RPM binaries available).

To install Ferrum, just download the binary from https://github.com/probablykasper/ferrum/releases and install it. For example, in Debian/Ubuntu:

sudo dpkg -i Ferrum-v0.16.1-linux.deb
# and if displays a missing dependencies error
sudo apt -f install

It looks simple but it has all the required features for an app of this kind.

Ferrum

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