Free tools (Software that can help you mostly in any field)

  • Scribus

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD ... Haiku Website

    Scribus is a desktop publishing (DTP) application. Scribus is designed for flexible layout and typesetting, and the ability to prepare files for professional quality image setting equipment. It can also create animated and interactive PDF presentations and forms. Example uses include writing small newspapers, brochures, newsletters, posters and books.


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  • Mixxx

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Mixxx is a free & opensource DJ Mixing app.

    Mixxx has everything you need to start making DJ mixes in a tight, integrated package. Whether you're DJing your next house party, spinning at a club, or broadcasting as a radio DJ, Mixxx has what you need to do it right.

    iTunes Integration

    All your playlists and songs from iTunes, automatically ready to go for your next live DJ performance.

    DJ MIDI Controller Support

    With over 85 MIDI DJ controllers supported out-of-the-box and several HID controllers, Mixxx gives you comprehensive hardware control for your DJ mixes.

    BPM Detection and Sync

    Instantly sync the tempo of two songs for seamless beatmixing. Need a break? Create a quick playlist and let Auto DJ take over.

    Powerful Mixing Engine

    Mixxx has a cutting-edge mixing engine including support for MP3, M4A/AAC, OGG, FLAC, and WAV audio, adjustable EQ shelves, timecode vinyl control, recording, and Shoutcast broadcasting.


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  • Clonezilla

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Open-source partition and disk imaging, cloning and recovery solution with multicast support to clone 40+ computers simultaneously.


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  • GParted

    Free Linux Website

    Extremely powerful partition manager. Copy, clone partitions. Can also resize NTFS Windows partitions.


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  • Apache OpenOffice

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Website

    Apache OpenOffice is a leading open-source office suite that offers free applications for word processing, spreadsheet, presentations, graphics, databases and more. All data is stored in an open standard format, though Open Office can also read and write files from other common office software.


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  • KiCad

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    KiCad is an open source software suite for electronic design automation (EDA) - designing schematics of electronic circuits and printed circuit boards (PCB). KiCad is developed by Jean-Pierre Charras. And features an integrated environment between schematic capture, bill of materials list, and PCB layout.

    Description-Source: Wikipedia


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  • ImageMagick

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... iPad Xfce Website

    ImageMagick is a software suite to create, edit, and compose bitmap images. It can read, convert and write images in a variety of formats (about 100) including GIF, JPEG, JPEG-2000, PNG, PDF, PhotoCD, TIFF, and DPX. Use ImageMagick to translate, flip, mirror, rotate, scale, shear and transform images, adjust image colors, apply various special effects, or draw text, lines, polygons, ellipses and B├ęzier curves. ImageMagick is free software delivered as a ready-to-run binary distribution or as source code that you can freely use, copy, modify, and distribute. Its license is compatible with the GPL. It runs on all major operating systems. The functionality of ImageMagick is typically utilized from the command line or you can use the features from programs written in your favorite programming language. Choose from these interfaces: MagickCore (C), MagickWand (C), ChMagick (Ch), Magick++ (C++), JMagick (Java), L-Magick (Lisp), PascalMagick (Pascal), PerlMagick (Perl), MagickWand for PHP (PHP), PythonMagick (Python), RMagick (Ruby), or TclMagick (Tcl/TK). With a language interface, use ImageMagick to modify or create images automagically and dynamically.


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  • G'MIC

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Krita ... GIMP C++ Website

    G'MIC is a full-featured open-source framework for image processing, distributed under the CeCILL free software licenses (LGPL-like and/or GPL-compatible). It provides several different user interfaces to convert / manipulate / filter / visualize generic image datasets, ranging from 1d scalar signals to 3d+t sequences of multi-spectral volumetric images, hence including 2d color images.


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  • Agama materials

    Free Windows Website

    Agama materials is software for creating PBR materials and painting 3d models. You can create materials and use them for painting models, or you can use pre-made textures. Simple creating of procedural materials.


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  • Apache NetBeans

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Website

    A free, open-source Integrated Development Environment for software developers. You get all the tools you need to create professional desktop, enterprise, web, and mobile applications with the Java language, C/C++, and even dynamic languages such as PHP, JavaScript, Groovy, and Ruby. NetBeans IDE is easy to install and use straight out of the box and runs on many platforms including Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Solaris.
    The download section conveniently offers prepackaged bundles/installers for each supported programming language containing only required plugins.


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  • Sublime Text

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Website

    Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, html and prose - any kind of text file. You'll love the slick user interface and extraordinary features.

    Sublime Text may be downloaded and used for free without an expiration time limit, however a prompt appears occassionally to "ask to" purchase a license


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  • Vim

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku ... AmigaOS OpenSolaris MorphOS Website

    Vim ("Vi IMproved") is an advanced text editor that allows syntax highlighting, word completion and has a huge amount of contributed content. It also has a GUI version called GVim.


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  • PikoPixel

    Free Mac Linux BSD Website

    PikoPixel is a free, open-source Mac application for drawing & editing pixel-art images.
    PikoPixel also runs on other Unix-like platforms (Linux, BSD), using the GNUstep framework.


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  • Lospec Pixel Editor

    Free Web Website

    Free online pixel art program. It's easy to use, intuitive and unobtrusive. Use any palette from our database.


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  • Moai

    Free Windows Website

    Moai is a spiritual successor to one of the elder gods of pixel editing: Autodesk Animator. Designed to make detailed pixel work easy while preserving many of Animator's unique processes, Moai exists to bridge the old with the new. The only things not returning are the FLI/FLC and 8bpp support.


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  • Jpixel

    Free Mac Windows Website

    Animations: Create animations and export them as spritesheets or animated GIFs.

    Tileset: Mockup your tilesets and export them as .png images.

    Palette/Tile swapping: Replacing a color or a tile in the palette and tileset panels will replace them in the document automatically.

    Tools, filters and a bunch of other features that you would expect from a graphic editor.


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  • Grafx2

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    GrafX2 is a bitmap paint program inspired by the Amiga programs Deluxe Paint and Brilliance. Specialized in 256-color drawing, it includes a very large number of tools and effects that make it particularly suitable for pixel art, game graphics, and generally any detailed graphics painted with a mouse. The program is mostly developed on Linux and Windows, but is also portable on many other platforms.


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  • Piskel

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Self-Hosted Website

    Remember the good old 2D games and their beautiful sprites? With Piskel you can create your own in a few clicks.


    Live preview
    Piskel gives you a live preview of your work.
    You no longer have to guess how it will look like when it's done: you see it!

    Your gallery
    Keep track of all the sprites you created.
    Everyone can see your public gallery, but you can keep any sprite you want private.

    Offline versions
    Offline builds are available for Windows and MacOS.

    Export to GIF
    Since we're animating images, might as well share them as animated GIFs.
    So yeah.

    Open Source
    If you want to contribute or check the code, everything is on Github.


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  • Pixelorama

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Pixelorama is a free and open source sprite editor, ideal for pixel art. In this page you'll be learning about the latest added features, as well as its features in general. It's made with Small Godot Engine iconGodot Engine, using GDScript.


    • 6 configurable tools: pencil, eraser, fill bucket, lighten/darken, color picker and rectangle select
    • Different colors and brush sizes for each of the mouse buttons.
    • Two types of custom brushes: "From files" and "per project" brushes. Custom brushes from files get loaded from the "Brushes" folder that comes with Pixelorama, and per project brushes get saved with the rectangle select tool.
    • Creating a new canvas with a size of your choosing.
    • Animation Timeline for animators?
    • Import images and edit them inside Pixelorama. If you import multiple files, they will be added as individual animation frames.
    • Export your gorgeous art as PNG files.
    • Save snd open your projects as Pixelorama's custom file format, .pxo
    • Undo/Redo support!
    • Horizontal & vertical mirrored drawing!
    • Tile Mode for pattern creation!
    • Split screen mode to see your masterpiece twice! And a mini canvas preview area to see it thrice!
    • Create straight lines for pencil and eraser by holding down Shift while you draw.
    • Use middle mouse to pan around the canvas and by scrolling up and down, you can zoom in and out!
    • Keyboard shortcuts!
    • Multi-layer system!
    • Rulers and guides!
    • Scale, crop and flip your images!


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  • LibreSprite

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    LibreSprite is a free and open source program for creating and animating your sprites.


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  • OpenShot

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    We designed OpenShot Video Editor to be an easy to use, quick to learn, and surprisingly powerful video editor. Take a quick look at some of our most popular features and capabilities.


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  • Material Maker

    Free Mac Windows Linux Godot Engine Website

    Material Maker is a free and open-source, procedural texture authoring tool based on Small Godot Engine iconGodot Engine. It can also be used standalone or as a Godot add-on.

    Its user interface is based on Godot's GraphEditor: textures are described as interconnected texture generators and operators.


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  • PixaFlux

    Free Windows Website

    PixaFlux is a node based image processing application. PixaFlux creates and edits images in a non destructive way, using a node graph to organize the workflow without restrictions of size, position or color mode.


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  • SculptGL

    Free Web Website

    SculptGL is a small sculpting application powered by JavaScript and webGL.


    • Sculpting tools

      • Standard tools : Brush, Inflate, Smooth, Twist, Drag, etc
      • PBR Vertex Painting (color, roughness, metalness)
      • Alpha texture support for each tools
    • Multiresolution sculpting

      • Quad-tri Subdivison (catmull-clark/loop)
      • Reversion (compute opposite of subdvision if possible)
      • Navigating from low/high poly level subdiv will retain sculpting changes
      • keep UVs (both reversion and subdivison)
    • Voxel remeshing

      • Uses SurfaceNets meshing algorithm (produces quad-only mesh)
      • Uniform remeshing (quads will have the same size)
      • Can also create non-manifold vertex :(
      • In case of a non closed mesh, a naive holefilling algorithm is performed first
      • Deletes UV
    • Dynamic topology

      • Triangles only
      • Operates in real time
      • Local subdivision (create new triangles)
      • Local decimation (deletes triangles)
      • Deletes UV
    • Supports OBJ, PLY, STL import/export

      • Reads vertex color
      • Optimizes post and pre transform cache (tipsy algorithm)
    • Undo/Redo support


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Comments on Free tools (Software that can help you mostly in any field)

· Nov 2020 · Helpful Not helpful 7 Helpful Report as spam

Nice list, personally I wouldn't use Opera after some things they tried to pull and they way they seem to regard their users with contempt.


Thx for your information. I'm sure that it will help more people choose wisely when looking up at this list

· Jan 2022 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

great list
but please remove that "openshot" it's trashy
when i used it it wasn't lightwate as it was on the function and crashes a lot
i offer to try olive video editor simple to use powerfull tool
and pretty much lighter then openshot


· Feb 2022 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

It's up to users to use whatever they find suitable for them. You can use Openshot, Shotcut, Davinci resolve, Kdenlive or even Olive. That's why I added every editing software that exists as possible, so people can pick whatever they like. If you don't like it, don't use it, but it could be helpful to others.


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