A bunch of new applications landed in Flathub this weekend. Let’s take a brief look at them.
Done 0.1.0 was published ✅
Forgetpass 1.0.0 was published 🔐
Forgetpass is Alex Kryuchkov’s tenth application to be published in Flathub. As a simple password generator, Forgetpass has a novel approach to generation. Rather than generate hard to remember passwords that require storage and management, it uses a repeatable password generation algorithm.
All the user needs is the site name and a keyword to generate a new password. We’re no experts on this, but it sounds like a neat way to bypass using password vaults or writing them down
The passwords generated seem secure enough to our eyes. For example using “Twitter” as the site input, and “12bananas” (the first thing that caught our eye as we write this article) as the keyword input, the password generated is:
Changing only one character of the inputs results in a completely new password generated. The application might benefit from a button to add the resulting generated password to the clipboard, but that’s a minor enhancement.
SGDBoop 1.0.13 was published 🕹
SGDBoop is a companion application for Steam and SteamGridDB. If you’re a user of Steam (who isn’t!?) and use SteamGridDB to find custom assets to customise your Steam library view, perhaps take a look at SGDBoop. SGDBoop enables you to automatically pull assets from SteamGridDB to your Steam library.
BoilR 1.3.0 was published 🕹️
Our second Steam-related utility, BoilR has landed in Flatpak this weekend. Any modern Linux gamer these days will likely use Steam, and probably at least one of Itch.io, Heroic launcher and maybe even EGS, Origin and GOG. BoilR (which we assume is pronounced “Boiler”) can interrogate these non-Steam platforms to find games and add them to the users’ Steam library.
While users can already do this manually, via the “Add a game” button in the Steam UI itself, BoilR makes this easier and more automated. BoilR can also optionally download game artwork from SteamGridDB too. Worth a look if you’re a Linux gamer, for sure.
ReText 7.2.3 was published 🗒
ReText is a simple text editor for Markdown and reStriucturedText. The side-by-side view makes it easy to see how changes to the source will render once published.
That’s all for today!