Work & Productivity

Foliate a modern eReader for Linux

Sometimes I just want an eBook reader that gets out of the way and Foliate might just be minimalist alternative to Calibre I’ve been waiting for. I may actually enjoy reading on my laptop again.

Want to highlight text and take notes… No problem, Foliate can do that.

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Highlighting text and taking notes in Foliate

Want to use your favorite system font? You can do that. Remarkably it works very well. I’ve been using eBook readers for over ten years now and selecting custom fonts has always been a challenge. But here it’s as simple as changing your text editor font in a GNOME application. In fact everything about this application was designed to work well in GNOME.

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Selecting Red Hat Display Bold

White background and black text hard on your eyes after hours of reading. Changing between defaults is a few toggles, radio buttons, and sliders away. No need to learn using cascading style sheets.

Almost forgot, you can look up definitions and Wikipedia references.

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Linux Format: July 2018

Happy to see they have an in depth tutorial on Libre Office Impress

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Debian Stretch Desktop

Kicking the tires of Debian 9 (Stretch) and I’m very much at home here in the XFCE desktop.

I upgraded my system on the stable repository this morning and it worked flawlessly. Now that all the patents on the MP3 format have basically expired It’s even less effort to to set up.