vtop – A Terminal Activity Monitor

Command-line tools like “top” make it difficult to see CPU usage across multi-process applications (like Apache and Chrome), spikes over time, and memory usage. Vtop is a free and open-source activity monitor for the command line. It’s written in node.js and can be easily extended.

How to install

If you haven’t already got Node.js, then download that first, then run:

sudo npm install -g vtop

Running

This is pretty simple too.

vtop

It is quite a cool application to have in our tool chest.

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Download any video from Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, and even Instagram

You-Get is a tiny command-line utility to download media contents (videos, audios, images) from the Web. Download videos / audios from popular websites such as YouTube, Youku, Niconico, and a bunch more. (See the full list of supported sites).

Install it using pip or brew for Mac:

pip3 install you-get
brew install you-get

Simple Usage to download file from youtube:

you-get 'https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNQXAC9IVRw'

Try it out I am sure you will love it. It has been a live saver for me.

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Google Camera Port for non Pixel phone

Google Camera Port is one of the best in industry standard. Officially it is available only for Pixel phones. Only way to install it on your device is by side loading it.

Visit https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/dev-bsg/#apk1622 and try out which mod works best for your mobile. Let me know your feedback in comments below.

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Best ROM for Mi8 and other older Android Phones

After using MIUI12, which is quite sluggish.  There are many custom ROMs with many features inbuilt. Was looking around for a snappier ROM. Finally found a god send ROM RevengeOS. RevengeOS is an AOSP based custom ROM with a focus on performance and stability. There are not many features in this ROM but features are not the aim of RevengeOS, it focuses more on a snappy performance and by product of it is a good battery life on this ROM along with good performance. Earlier I was getting approx 4 to 5 hrs screen time on my phone which has now increased to 7 to 8 hrs. And I am happy :). It has breath a new life in my mobile and I don’t feel need to buy a new phone. Also all the banking apps are working on this ROM.

To download your copy for Mi8 visit: https://osdn.net/projects/revengeos/storage/dipper/

for other ROMs check out https://osdn.net/projects/revengeos/

Process to Install ROM:
Download the ROM
– Backup each and every partition from TWRP Recovery(optional)
– Make a full wipe (system, vendor, data, cache, dalvik)
– Flash RevengeOS Package
– Flash gapps
– Wipe cache! -And at last Reboot!
[First boot will take few minutes! Have patience]
Clean Flash is always recommended!

 

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Mac best battery status app

CoconutBattery 3 is best battery status reading app.

With coconutBattery you are always aware of your current battery health. It shows you live information about the battery quality in your Mac, iPhone and iPad.

With coconutBattery you are always aware of your current battery health. It shows you live information about the battery in your Mac, iPhone and iPad including:

Age of your devices and their batteries
How often the battery was charged
Your battery health
and much more…
You are also able to save the current health information, so you can see the changes of your battery over time.

Download a your free copy today from https://www.coconut-flavour.com/coconutbattery/

 

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Free alternative to Dropbox for as many device you want

Syncthing is a continuous file synchronization program. It synchronizes files between two or more computers in real time, safely protected from prying eyes. Your data is your data alone and you deserve to choose where it is stored, whether it is shared with some third party, and how it’s transmitted over the internet.

It is available for Mac, PC, Linux and Android. Head to https://syncthing.net/downloads/ to download your free copy today.

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Falcon SQL editor with inline data visualization

Falcon is a free, open-source SQL editor with inline data visualization. It currently supports connecting to RedShift, MySQL, PostgreSQL, IBM DB2, Impala, MS SQL, Oracle, SQLite and more. It is a easy to use editor with built in graphs check out I am sure you will love it.

Download Falcon for Mac OS

Download Falcon for Windows

Download Falcon for Linux

For more Visit https://github.com/plotly/falcon.

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Tara: A smart and free Jira alternative

By connecting Git to tasks and sprints, Tara helps everyone on your team have clarity around the release cycle, from engineering to sales.

No more wading through tickets to view progress.

Most project management software is stuck in the early 2000’s and caps at 10 users for free accounts – Tara is created to power a paradigm shift in project management. Tara is free forever plan has unlimited tasks, sprints and workspaces, with no user limits.

Visit https://tara.ai to create your free account today.

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Editly: Slick, declarative command line video editing

Editly is a tool and framework for declarative NLE (non-linear video editing) using Node.js and ffmpeg. Editly allows you to easily and programmatically create a video from a set of clips, images and titles, with smooth transitions and music overlaid.

Editly has a simple CLI for quickly assembling a video from a set of clips or images, or you can use its more flexible JavaScript API. See more examples here. Check out https://github.com/mifi/editly for more.

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How to check speed of your website from different locations?

FastOrSlow does actual browser simulations from around 12 locations around the world. When we first architected it, we wanted to provide as many locations as possible including places like South Africa. That meant in some cases we needed actual bare-metal servers. So we built it on bare metal in data centre’s around the world.

It is as easy as typing your website url at https://www.fastorslow.com. Check it our today you will be surprised by how fast or slow your website is 😉

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