Copy recently joined the list of storage clients with native apps for Linux desktops. Other notable storage clients that offer Linux apps are Dropbox, Ubuntu One, Owncloud, justcloud and Spideroak.Copy offers 10GB free storage when you sign up, an additional 2GB free storage when you first tweet about Copy and an additional 5GB storage for every successful referral. Now that’s a lot of FREE storage space!. If that’s still not enough, Copy offers additional space at competitive prices. There are native apps that can be downloaded on Windows, OS X, iOS, Android and Linux. Copy also offers companies the ability to setup a storage account that features advanced monitoring and sharing facilities. I installed Copy in elementary OS Luna. The installation was smooth and accomplished in a few steps.
Like other cloud storage apps, Copy features a menu at the top panel from where you can control synchronisation, open your folder or open settings and preferences.
The preferences app is features a clean, easy to use UI that fits nicely in elementary.
- Go to https://copy.com?r=eZdfwW
- Sign up and download the Linux installation file. (It will automatically prompt download once you’ve filled out the sign up form).
- Check your email to verify your new Copy account.
- Extract the downloaded folder.
- Open the extracted folder and navigate to the sub folder pertaining to your computer’s architecture (X86, X86_64).
- Click on the file called, “CopyAgent” and follow the on-screen prompts. DONE!
Copy will create a folder called, “Copy” within your home folder. If you’re familiar with Dropbox, you’ll know that the contents of this folder will be synchronised with your cloud drive.
I came across this app via a post in the elementary community on Google+. I’ve never really used a twitter client on a desktop before as I find the web version of Twitter to be feature rich and more than sufficient. Most users of desktop clients I suppose look for the ability to use multiple accounts, a feature I don’t currently require. However, enter Birdie. There’s something so appealing about the interface. Of course, it’s designed to blend in with the elementary theme, but it’s also very clean and simple. Unlike other desktop Twitter clients, Birdie bears a bit of resemblance to official Twitter apps with the top (icon-based) menu bar. The app is still in early development, resulting in a missing “search” feature. The search icon is greyed out in this version, but should be included in later versions.
Bottom line, Birdie does what it’s meant to do, that’s provide a clean, easy-to-use desktop twitter client that looks and feels at home on an elementary desktop.
To install Birdie in elementary OS Luna; type the following code in a terminal window:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:birdie-team/daily
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install birdie
Remember: this is probably an early version of the software and may not work as expected. Installing the software and editing your software sources is done at your own risk.