PDFjam is a small collection of shell scripts that provide a simple interface to some of the functionality of the pdfpages package for pdfLaTeX. Facilities include n-up imposition, page rotation, reflection and trimming, selection of pages, and many more. PDFjam depends on a working installation of (pdf)LaTeX, complete with the pdfpages package. For Mac OS X, some example applications (droplets) are provided for drag-and-drop access.
a2ping is a Unix command line utility that converts many raster image and vector graphics formats to EPS or PDF and other page description formats. Accepted input file formats are: PS (PostScript), EPS, PDF, PNG, JPEG, TIFF, PNM, BMP, GIF, LBM, XPM, PCX, and TGA. Accepted output formats are: EPS, PCL5, PDF, PDF1, PBM, PGM, PPM, PS, markedEPS, markedPS, PNG, XWD, BMP, TIFF, JPEG, GIF, and XPM. a2ping delegates the low-level work to Ghostscript (GS), pdftops, and sam2p. Only the first page of PDF and PS files are converted.
extendedPDF is an OpenOffice.org macro that converts an OpenOffice document into a PDF document. The output includes the original document's headings as PDF bookmarks, and includes the original hyperlinks as PDF hyperlinks. Document meta-information (such as title, author, and keywords) is also added.
tvrec tools is a set of scripts for controlling an alternative capture-script to record TV with a Linux system. These shell scripts, together with some other standard Linux programs, allow you to trigger recording, view recording status, and delete the whole recording queue via email or SMS (short message service).
Scheme Note is a Scheme-like music file format and MIDI conversion tool. It takes a text file, which is a representation of a song, loosely tied to a MIDI-like event structure, and outputs a corresponding MIDI file. It is hand-editable for simple songs, and should be very easy to parse for a GUI.