Halfway through each month, our newsletter for developers: The Dev Times, brings three reads that our own developers found interesting on the web, and two Transloadit updates that may interest you.

Git Explorer

Git Explorer is a simple Android application that helps you find the right Git commands without having to dig through the web. The app itself is a simple Git command search app, inspired by Sarah Drasner's array explorer. Selecting command from the dropdown list gives you the command's usage and short definition. Learn more. ›

A friendly alternative to Google Analytics

Plausible Analytics is a simple, lightweight, open source, and privacy-friendly alternative to Google Analytics. It does not use cookies and is fully compliant with GDPR, CCPA, and PECR. It's also easy to use and understand without training or prior experience. Plausible Analytics offers you a clear insight into your website's traffic, without getting needlessly complicated or infringing upon the privacy of your visitors. Check it out. ›


EasyOCR is an easy-to-use, sparse-scene text extraction package that is based on Tesseract. Using a few simple APIs, it can do integrated image cleanup, CAPTCHA image recognition, notes, and other content integration efforts. EasyOCR not only provides services for consumers, but also lets developers integrate it into their CLI, or mobile apps via SDKs. Read more. ›

Announcing Uppy image editor

One of the most-requested Uppy features is now available: the Image Editor! You can use it to crop, resize, rotate, flip, and zoom your images. Try it out on the Dashboard example page and let us know what you think! Under the hood, we are using the excellent open source (just like Uppy itself) Cropper.js library. Go see for yourself! ›

Automatically make a slideshow from recognized objects in an image

Transloadit enables you to streamline your encoding workflow by automatically detecting objects within images. In this demo, we present one of our AI Robots, which are only available to our Premium users. We show how using our /image/describe Robot lets you automatically detect any objects that are present in an image. Using the data found, it will then create a slideshow from your selected attributes. Check it out. ›