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  • Visual Studio Code icon

    Visual Studio Code

    Free Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell Mac OS X Website

    Code combines the streamlined UI of a modern editor with rich code assistance and navigation, and an integrated debugging experience – without the need for a full IDE.


  • Open Broadcaster Software icon

    Open Broadcaster Software

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

    OBS Studio (also known as Open Broadcaster Software, or OBS) is a screen-casting and live-streaming software available across multiple platforms including Mac OSX, Windows and Linux. Boasting features typically only found in commercial screen recording apps, OBS also provides one of the simplest workflows with an intuitive and easy-to-learn interface that makes recording and streaming a breeze. It's also totally free and open-source.

    With its long standing history of continued updates and considering its ease of use and free cost, it's no wonder OBS is one of the most popular and highest recommended apps for screen-casting and live streaming.


    Cross-platform (available for Mac, Windows and Linux).
    Encoding using H264 (x264) and AAC.
    Support for Intel Quick Sync Video (QSV) and NVENC.
    Unlimited number of scenes and sources.
    Live RTMP streaming to Twitch, YouTube, DailyMotion, Hitbox and more.
    File output to MP4 or FLV.
    GPU-based game capture for high performance game streaming.
    DirectShow capture device support (webcams, capture cards, etc).
    Windows 8 high speed monitor capture support.
    Bilinear or lanczos3 resampling.
    Light and dark themes to support various working conditions and preferences.


  • LibreOffice icon


    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Android BSD Website

    LibreOffice is a free and open-source office suite that is compatible with other major office suites, and is available on all operating systems. It is an independently-developed version of the suite.

    The office suite includes:

    Small LibreOffice - Writer iconLibreOffice - Writer, a word processor with similar functionality and file support to Small Microsoft Office Word iconMicrosoft Office Word . It has extensive WYSIWYG word processing capabilities, but can also be used as a basic text editor.

    Small LibreOffice - Calc iconLibreOffice - Calc , a spreadsheet program, similar to Small Microsoft Office Excel iconMicrosoft Office Excel . It has a number of unique features, including a system which automatically defines series of graphs, based on information available to the user.

    Small LibreOffice - Impress iconLibreOffice - Impress , a presentation program resembling Small Microsoft Office Powerpoint iconMicrosoft Office Powerpoint . Presentations can be exported as SWF files, allowing them to be viewed on any computer with Adobe Flash installed.

    Small LibreOffice - Draw iconLibreOffice - Draw , a vector graphics editor and diagramming tool similar to Small Microsoft Office Visio iconMicrosoft Office Visio . It provides connectors between shapes, which are available in a range of line styles and facilitate building drawings such as flowcharts. It also includes features similar to desktop publishing software such as Small Scribus iconScribus and Small Microsoft Office Publisher iconMicrosoft Office Publisher .

    Small LibreOffice - Math iconLibreOffice - Math , an application designed for creating and editing mathematical formulae.
    Small LibreOffice - Base iconLibreOffice - Base , a database management program, similar to Small Microsoft Office Access iconMicrosoft Office Access .


  • 7-Zip icon


    Free Windows Linux BSD Website

    The main features of 7-Zip

    High compression ratio in 7z format with LZMA and LZMA2 compression
    Supported formats:
    Packing / unpacking: 7z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP and WIM
    For ZIP and GZIP formats, 7-Zip provides a compression ratio that is 2-10 % better than the ratio provided by PKZip and WinZip
    Strong AES-256 encryption in 7z and ZIP formats
    Self-extracting capability for 7z format
    Integration with Windows Shell
    Powerful File Manager
    Powerful command line version
    Plugin for FAR Manager
    Localizations for 87 languages

    7-Zip works in Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP / 2012 / 2008 / 2003 / 2000 / NT. There is a port of the command line version to Linux/Unix.


  • FileZilla icon


    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD Website

    FileZilla is a powerful FTP-client. It has been designed for ease of use and with support for as many features as possible, while still being fast and reliable. The program offers support for firewalls and proxy connections as well as SSL and Kerberos GSS security.


  • ShareX icon


    Free Windows Chrome Firefox Website

    ShareX is a free and open source program that lets you capture or record any area of your screen and share it with a single press of a key. It also allows uploading images, text or other types of files to over 80 supported destinations you can choose from.

    ShareX supports many ways to capture or record your screen. The main capture methods are:

    • Fullscreen
    • Active window
    • Active monitor
    • Window menu
    • Monitor menu
    • Region
    • Region (Light)
    • Region (Transparent)
    • Last region
    • Custom region
    • Screen recording
    • Screen recording (GIF)
    • Scrolling capture
    • Webpage capture
    • Text capture (OCR)
    • Auto capture

    There are many configurable screen capture settings such as showing the cursor, transparent window capture, delayed capture, multiple region selection with different shapes, etc.

    After the capture the following automated tasks can be executed:

    • Show quick task menu
    • Show "After capture" window
    • Add image effects / watermark
    • Annotate image
    • Copy image to clipboard
    • Print image
    • Save image to file
    • Save image to file as...
    • Save thumbnail image to file
    • Perform actions
    • Copy file to clipboard
    • Copy file path to clipboard
    • Show file in explorer
    • Recognize text (OCR)
    • Show "Before upload" window
    • Upload image to host
    • Delete file locally

    ShareX allows you to upload any type of files with these methods:

    • Upload file
    • Upload folder
    • Upload from clipboard
    • Upload from URL
    • Drag and drop upload
    • Upload from Windows shell context menu
    • Upload from Windows send to menu
    • Watch folder

    After the upload, any of the following automated tasks can be executed:

    • Show "After upload" window
    • Shorten URL
    • Share URL
    • Copy URL to clipboard
    • Open URL
    • Show QR code window

    ShareX also comes with a few simple productivity tools:

    • Color picker
    • Screen color picker
    • Annotate image
    • Image effects
    • Hash check
    • DNS changer
    • QR code
    • Ruler
    • Directory indexer
    • Image combiner
    • Video thumbnailer
    • FTP client
    • Tweet message
    • Monitor test


  • KeePass icon


    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD Website

    KeePass is a free open source password manager, which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key or a key file. So you only have to remember one single master password or select the key file to unlock the whole database. The databases are encrypted using the best and most secure encryption algorithms currently known (AES and Twofish).
    Also portable app: .


  • SMPlayer icon


    Free Windows Linux BSD mpv ... Haiku MPlayer Website

    SMPlayer intends to be a complete front-end for MPlayer, from basic features like playing videos, DVDs, and VCDs to more advanced features like support for MPlayer filters and more. SMPlayer remembers the settings of all files you play. So you start to watch a movie but you have to leave... dont worry, when you open that movie again it will resume at the same point you left it, and with the same settings: audio track, subtitles, volume...

    Plays almost all formats without the need to download and install any codecs yourself due to it being based on Small MPlayer iconMPlayer. Now SMPlayer supports Small MPV iconMPV as well.


  • HandBrake icon


    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD Xfce Website

    HandBrake is an open-source, multithreaded video transcoder- it converts digital media from one format to another, compressing the files in the process. Handbrake can rip encrypted DVDs with libdvdcss (libdvdcss is installed with VLC media player on Mac OS X, or AnyDVD/DVD 43 on Windows).

    Handbrake supports:
    -Any Blu-ray or DVD-like source: VIDEO_TS folder, DVD image or real DVD, and some .VOB, .m2ts, and .TS files. Without VLC, Handbrake requires media to be unencrypted or already decrypted by third-party programs (i.e. DVD rippers).
    -Almost any other multimedia file it can get libavformat to read and libavcodec to decode.

    -File format: MP4 and MKV
    -Video: MPEG-4, H.264, or Theora
    -Audio: AAC, CoreAudio AAC (OS X Only), MP3, or Vorbis. AC-3 pass-through, DTS pass-through (MKV only)

    Misc features:
    -Support of chapter selections
    -Support of subtitles
    -Integrated bitrate calculator
    -Picture deinterlacing, cropping and scaling
    -Live Video Preview


  • Godot Engine icon

    Godot Engine

    Free Mac Windows Linux Haiku FreeBSD Website

    Godot is a fully featured, open source, MIT licensed game engine. It focuses on having great tools, and a visual oriented workflow that can export to PC, Mobile and Web platforms. It is a cross-platform 2D and 3D game engine and game development IDE. You can port your game to run on Windows, Linux, Mac OSx/iOS, BSD, Android, BlackBerry 10, HTML5, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and Nintendo 3DS.


    Visual editor, full of mature tools.
    Uncluttered UI, with context-sensitive editors.
    Amazing scene system, supporting instancing and inheritance.
    Friendly content creation interfaces for artists, level designers, animators, …
    Visual shader editing for 2D and 3D.
    Persistent live editing (changes are not lost after stopping the game). Live editing on mobile devices!


  • Blender icon


    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD ... Haiku AmigaOS MorphOS Website

    Blender is the free open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License.
    It can be used for modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging, water simulations, skinning, animating, rendering, particle and other simulations, non-linear editing, compositing, and creating interactive 3D applications, rigid body, fluid, cloth and softbody dynamics, modifier based modeling tools, powerful character animation tools, a node based material and compositing system and Python for embedded scripting.


  • Krita icon


    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

    Krita is a complete creative sketching and painting application with advanced, commercial quality features. It's free, open-source and available across all major desktop platforms.


    User Interface - An intuitive user interface that stays out of your way. The dockers and panels can be moved and customized for your specific workflow. Once you have your setup, you can save it as your own workspace. You can also create your own shortcuts for commonly used tools.
    Pop-up Palette - Quickly pick your color and brush by right-clicking on the canvas.
    Brush Stabilizers - Have a shaky hand? Add a stabilizer to your brush to smoothen it out.
    Brush Engines - Customize your brushes with 9 unique brush engines.
    Wrap-around mode - It is easy to create seamless textures and patterns now. Press the ‘W’ key while painting to toggle wrap-around mode.
    Resource Manager - Import brush and texture packs from other artists to expand your tool set.
    Layer Management - Krita comes with vector, filter, group, and file layers. Combine, order, and flatten layers to keep organized. Add drop shadows and other simple effects using visual styles.
    Full Color Management - Krita supports full color management through LCMS for ICC and OpenColor IO for EXR, allowing you to incorporate Krita into your existing color management pipeline.


  • qBittorrent icon


    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD ... Haiku Website

    The qBittorrent project aims to provide a Free Software alternative to Small µTorrent iconµTorrent . Additionally, qBittorrent runs and provides the same features on all major platforms (Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, OS/2, FreeBSD).

    qBittorrent is based on the Qt toolkit and libtorrent-rasterbar library.


    Polished µTorrent-like User Interface

    Well-integrated and extensible Search Engine
    Simultaneous search in most famous BitTorrent search sites
    Per-category-specific search requests (e.g. Books, Music, Movies)

    All Bittorrent extensions
    DHT, Peer Exchange, Full encryption, Magnet/BitComet URIs, ...

    Remote control through a Web user interface
    Nearly identical to the regular UI, all in Ajax

    Advanced control over trackers, peers and torrents
    Torrents queueing and prioritizing
    Torrent content selection and prioritizing

    Natively integrated: When Downloads Completes Options (no need for additional script or plug-in)
    Exit, Suspend, Hibernate, Shutdown

    UPnP / NAT-PMP port forwarding support

    Available in ~41 languages (Unicode support)

    Torrent creation tool

    Advanced RSS support with download filters (inc. regex)

    Bandwidth scheduler

    IP Filtering (eMule and PeerGuardian compatible)

    IPv6 compliant

    Sequential downloading (aka "Download in order")

    Available on most platforms: Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, OS/2, FreeBSD


  • Audacity icon


    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD Website

    Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. You can use Audacity to record live audio, convert tapes and records, edit sound files, change the speed or pitch of a recording and much more.


  • Mozilla Firefox icon

    Mozilla Firefox

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet BSD iPad Haiku Website

    Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite. Firefox is highly extensible, with thousands of third-party add-ons available.