Open Source Gems

Strong Apps that are made to not be "alternatives" (that's an insult u.u)


  • OpenToonz

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    GEM for Frame Animation.
    Open toonz is unbelievably powerful, has both vector and raster animation and you can use mypaint brushes for variation in frame work.
    Another software where the interface is quite dated though, there could be a lot of work in that regard.

     

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  • Inkscape

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

    GEM for Scalable Vectorial Drawing.
    Runs more Smoothly by each version that comes. Can't wait for 1.0, looks pretty as hell.

     

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  • LibreOffice

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Website

    GEM on Office Suite Applications.
    Powerful features - good interface design, easy to use and a good range of applications. A total beast.

     

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  • LMMS

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com Website

    GEM for Digital Audio Workstation
    The interface is still very complicatd, but still very powerful.
    Used along with Audacity is amazing.

     

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  • Audacity

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com ... LAME Website

    GEM for audio recording and editing.
    Along with LMMS you got your own studio going, pretty muhc. The intercae is very dated and could use an update, or at least support for Community themes.

     

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  • Krita

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android Tablet PortableApps.com Website

    GEM For Digital Drawing
    Krita has a lot of features, the brushes defaults that come with it are very good and it runs very smoothly even with Drawing Tablets (no jitter, or delay).

     

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  • GIMP

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

    GEM for Photo/Image Editing.
    Tons of features - Interface could use improvements and the latest update is a step in the right direction in that regard.

     

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  • Blender

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com ... Haiku Steam Website

    GEM for 3d Modeling
    2.8 Is a blast, runs smoothly and the interface is just amazinggly well thought.
    Wish they could work more on the sculpting workflows though.

     

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  • DragonBones

    Free Mac Windows Website

    GEM For Spine Animation
    Defenitely needs to be more known by the comunity, the software is very powerful but lacks comunity envolvement/tutorials.

     

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