Category Archives: PC Thingz apps

News and info on apps I have made

Listen 2.0

It has been a long time in the making but Listen 2.0 (written in python) is finally here! The people at Mono are doing a very good job however I just couldn’t get it to work for me, so I rewrote it in python. You may have been expecting a listen 1.1 or 1.04 etc. But I want to get as far away as possible from the first release of Listen. I have uploaded the update to the fabulous guys at the Ubuntu software center. You can download the app now!

How Do I Use It?
The UI is very easy to understand, what you do is you select a device from the device dropdown and check the listen check box, when you close the application all devices will stop playing through the speakers

Sorry for the problems with 1.0! But to try and make up for it, here is a sneak peek at the new UI!

Listen 2.0 (Actual Size)

Much nicer than the old UI!

Listen 1.0 (Image Scaled)

Thanks for all your support!

Update On Listen

I ran listen on a friends computer (one where it doesn’t start) and I found the problem in the Mono run time. I don’t know how to fix that, but I am going to try and port the program to Python, with a better UI. To all the people having trouble running this application I apologize.

Thank you for your time

A Bug In Listen

A Bug In Listen
Okay, so I am understanding that there is a bug with my application Listen. I am working hard to fix it – but it is working on my computer. After one bad review I was thinking that I should look into it, and after yet another (in Spanish) it seemed to be more urgent.
The bug is that it does not work on some computers.
So I just want to let you know that I am trying very hard to fix this.
Sorry for any inconvenience.


My new app “Listen” for Linux Ubuntu is the first of many applications I will write for Ubuntu, as I have changed all (or almost all) of my computers OS’s to Ubuntu, an OS I would recommend to anyone.

What It Does
The application is made for letting you listen to any audio input device through your speakers, this includes microphones and bluetooth devices.
How Do I Use It?
First of all you open the application, then you select a device to enable in the drop down list, after you have selected the device you want to use, click (or rather un-click) the mute button. To disable the device again click the mute button. You may have more than one device on at a time, however the application must be running to keep any device enabled, if you close the application all devices will be remuted.
How Do I Get It?
You can download it in the Ubuntu Software Centre, click here to open the Listen page in the Ubuntu Software CenterUPDATE:
There seems to be a bug were Listen does not work on some computers – I am trying hard to fix the problem. For more info see

Listen 2.0 is out, seehere