Szelmat's software survival kit

Hi! I'm Szelmat, a Computer Science student. These are the software that essentially couldn't live without. If you haven't already figured it out, I'm using Windows (10).

  • Utilities

  • Mozilla Firefox

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet BSD iPad Snapcraft Haiku Fire TV Gecko Website

    My number 1 browser of choice. It's insanely fast, secure and packed with features. It's also really good for Web development thanks to its advanced devtools and first-class css grid support. The recent updates bring big changes to the program.


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  • Double Commander

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Website

    One of my most-used and most-loved tools. This is what I wish Windows Explorer was like. The two panels make file management much much simpler. I also love the shortcuts at the bottom of the window. This software is kind of like Total Commander but completely free.


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  • 7-Zip

    Free Windows Linux BSD ReactOS Website

    Easily the best compression/uncomression software. It costs nothing and it would be quite difficult to find a compressed file format which this application cannot uncompress. As an added benefit, it can also compress in the 7z file format which might be the best format for its purpose.


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  • qBittorrent

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD ... Haiku Website

    This is the best Bittorent client I've ever used. It's free, open source, and never shows ads. It provides a lot of information about the torrents it's donwloading and I just love the UI. Without a doubt the best torrent client for me.


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  • Microsoft To Do

    Free Mac Windows Web Android iPhone ... Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Microsoft Office Outlook Website

    Hands down the greatest to do app available for free. I supports all major platforms, syncs with you Microsoft account and has many useful features.


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  • calibre

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Website

    Calibre makes it easy for me to manage the books for my ebook reader and quickly grab missing metadata from Google or Amazon. Love it!


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  • Design / Development

  • Visual Studio Code

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS Website

    This is the program I couldn't live without. I use it for development for all kinds of languages. VS Code replaces most of the IDEs I had to use in the past. Having to learn only one editor for them, which is also lightweight is a big plus.


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  • Notepad++

    Free Windows Website

    Even with VS Code available, I still couldn't completely replace Notepad++. It's much more lightweight, and using it to edit test data, json files or even git commit messages makes it much quickier.


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  • Android Studio

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS Website

    When it comes to Android development, there is not any other choice than Android Studio. It has the familiar feel of IntelliJ, and it also supports Flutter as well as drag-and-drop ui editing.


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  • IntelliJ IDEA

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Website

    The best Java IDE in the World! It has many features which are amazing but not available in other IDEs, and I also love its interface.


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  • Godot Engine

    Free Mac Windows Linux Haiku FreeBSD Website

    This is the game engine I chose to go with. It's open source, lightweight, and simple to use. I fell in love with it.


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  • Ubuntu

    Free Windows Linux Windows S Website

    Ubuntu is a Debian Linux-based open source operating system for desktop computers.


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  • Lunacy

    Free Windows Windows S Website

    Lunacy is a native Windows app that opens, edits, and stores .sketch files. And it’s completely free.


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  • Git

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... BSD Haiku Website

    Git is a free & open source, distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.


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  • Music/Media

  • MusicBrainz Picard

    Free Mac Windows Linux Python Website

    Python-based music tagging software with CD lookup and AcoustID to effortlessly ID music.


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  • VLC Media Player

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Windows S Android Tablet BSD Windows Phone iPad Blackberry 10 Apple Watch Apple TV Kindle Fire Haiku Website

    VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework. Owned by the non-profit organization VideoLAN.


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  • Dopamine

    Free Windows Website

    Dopamine is an audio player which tries to make organizing and listening to music as simple and pretty as possible.


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  • Creative

  • GIMP

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Snapcraft ... FLATHUB Haiku AmigaOS Website

    GIMP is a free program for such photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. Essentially it's the closest thing to Photoshop you can get for free.


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  • Inkscape

    Free Mac Windows Linux Windows S BSD ... Snapcraft FLATHUB X11 MacPorts XQuartz Website

    Inkscape is a professional vector graphics editor for Linux, Windows and macOS. It's free and open source.


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  • Blender

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD ... Haiku Steam Website

    Blender is the free and open-source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing, video editing, and motion tracking.


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  • MyPaint

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    MyPaint is a fast, distraction-free, and easy painting tool for digital artists. It supports graphics tablets made by Wacom, and many similar devices.


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  • Kdenlive

    Free Windows Linux BSD KDE Website

    Kdenlive is a non linear video editor. It is based on the MLT framework and accepts many audio and video formats, allows you to add effects, transitions and render into the format of your choice.


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  • Office

  • Microsoft Office Suite

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet ... Windows Phone iPad Website

    When you are a university student, you really can't escape from using Microsoft Office. From having to write your thesis to creating other docuements, you have to use some sort of office suite, and LibreOffice is not advanced enough yet in my opinion.


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  • Thunderbird

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD ... Haiku Website

    Free email application that’s easy to set up and customize - and it’s loaded with great features!.


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  • SumatraPDF

    Free Windows Website

    Sumatra PDF is a slim, free, open-source PDF/DjVu/EPUB/XPS/CHM/CBR/CBZ/MOBI/FB2 viewer for Windows.
    Why another PDF reader?

    Sumatra has a minimalistic design. Simplicity has a higher priority than a lot of features.

    Its small and starts up very fast.

    Its designed for portable use: its just one file with no external dependencies so you can easily run it from external USB drive.


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  • Qalculate!

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Qalculate! is a multi-purpose cross-platform desktop calculator. It is simple to use but provides power and versatility normally reserved for complicated math packages, as well as useful tools for everyday needs (such as currency conversion and percent calculation). Features include a large library of customizable functions, unit calculations and conversion, physical constants, symbolic calculations (including integrals and equations), arbitrary precision, uncertainty propagation, interval arithmetic, plotting, and a user-friendly interface (GTK+ and CLI).


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