NuvoFre 1.10 theme with summery, picture-rich feel
Urho Konttori, the developer behind Theme Maker and now working for Nokia, has updated his Theme Maker test theme, NuvoFre, with strong photographic backgrounds and much lighter backgrounds than the default Maemo 5 themes provide. A commenter on the screenshots on Urho's blog said, Looks like a winner. Will be consuming when I can get my hands on it. The new version is not yet available in Extras-devel or -testing. Technical users can download the deb file directly and install it manually, if they understand the risks.
Classic Print - Edit photos to get "retro" effects
Roy Hopkins has released "Classic Print", an application to alter photos to look like they were taken with old, cheap, cameras. The settings are grouped into "Lens", "Film" and "Processing" to simulate the photographic process of a cheap classic camera. You can save your favourite settings for each of these groups and give them a name or you can tweak them individually to see the effect. The application is in Extras, so has gone through the community QA process. Look at the screenshots and give it a go.
Pomodoro - time and task management
A new time and task manager has been released by Sakari Hyöty: Pomodoro is a task management application based on The Pomodoro Technique ideology by Francesco Cirillo. The idea of the application is to help users organize their daily tasks and easily keep track work progress. The technique is based on the idea that frequent breaks can improve mental agility, so uses a timer to break down periods of work into 25-minute intervals. The application is currently in Extras-testing.
Scrobbler for Maemo v2.0 adds "love track" support
Felipe Contreras has renamed (to comply with the Maemo Trademark Policy), and updated (to add loads of new features), his "scrobbler" which integrates into Maemo 5's multimedia framework. The plugin supports both last- and libre-.fm, and there have been many improvements over the 1.0 release: Support to "love" tracks; Detect network connectivity; Proxy support; Support for Now-Playing. The package is available in Extras-testing. Felipe mentions in the comments against the package that there is a "nasty crash" in the version in Extras-testing, but has not yet pushed the replacement from Extras-devel. That may mean it's not quite at the quality he'd want yet.