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Some of my favourite tools, platforms and projects


  • Jitsi Meet

    Free Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad ... Self-Hosted Apple Watch Website

    Go ahead, video chat with the whole team. In fact, invite everyone you know. Jitsi Meet is a fully encrypted, 100% open source video conferencing solution that you can use all day, every day, for free — with no account needed.

    What else can you do with Jitsi Meet?

    • Share your desktop, presentations, and more
    • Invite users to a conference via a simple, custom URL
    • Edit documents together using Etherpad
    • Pick fun meeting URLs for every meeting
    • Trade messages and emojis while you video conference, with integrated chat.

    Jitsi Meet is packed with premium features.
    Yep, it’s free — and it’s technologically advanced, too. In fact, Jitsi Meet:

    • Sounds better, thanks to HD audio with Opus
    • Is anonymous: No need for an account, ever!
    • Keeps conversations private with encryption by default (and advanced security settings)
    • Is developer-friendly: Modify and customize it to your heart’s content. It’s 100% open source.

     

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  • HedgeDoc

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Cloudron Website

    HedgeDoc (formerly known as CodiMD) is an open-source collaborative markdown editor. .

     

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  • Go Map!!

    Free iPhone iPad Website

    Go Map!! is an iPhone/iPad editor for adding cartographic information to OpenStreetMap.

     

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  • Podverse

    Freemium Web Android iPhone Website

    Free and open source software for creating and sharing podcast highlights and more.

     

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  • KXStudio

    Free Linux Website

    KXStudio is a collection of tools, applications and plugins, targeted at audio and video production.
    Although focused on GNU/Linux, some of our tools work in other Operating Systems.
    KXStudio also provides repositories for Debian and Ubuntu-based distributions.

    The KXStudio project is divided into 3 main sections:

    Applications

    We offer our own custom set of applications and utilities for Linux and Windows.
    This includes a fully-featured audio plugin host, a JACK patchbay and more.

    Plugins

    We provide a wide range of open-source audio plugins and Linux ports.
    We also provide custom patched plugins to work better and/or support more features.

    Repositories

    Debian and Ubuntu compatible repositories are available.
    Use them to get extra applications and updates, or to upgrade to the KXStudio distribution.

     

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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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  • Helm

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Helm is a software synthesizer. You use it to create electronic music on your computer.

     

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  • calibre

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Self-Hosted Website

    Calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application made by users, for users. Many languages, designed around the concept of the logical book, i.e., a single entry in your library that may correspond to actual e-book files in several formats.

    Calibre can sort the books in your library by title, author, date added, date published, size, rating, or series, along with extra metadata such as tags and personal comments. You can easily search your book collection for a particular book, based on any of this information. Calibre can also go onto the internet to find online books based on existing title/author or ISBN information.

    In addition, Calibre also:
    -syncs to your ebook reader
    -downloads news from the internet and converts it into ebook form
    -offers a ebook viewer that can display all major ebook formats

    Features:

    Library Management
    E-book conversion
    Syncing to e-book reader devices
    Downloading news from the web and converting it into e-book form
    Built-in e-book viewer
    Content server for online access to your book collection
    E-book editor for the major e-book formats

     

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  • iD

    Free Web Website

    iD is an OpenStreetMap editor programmed in JavaScript with the aims to be simple and friendly.

     

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  • Ksnip

    Free Mac Windows Linux Qt Website

    Ksnip is a Qt based cross-platform screenshot tool that provides many annotation features for your screenshots.

     

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  • jamovi

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    jamovi is a free and open statistical platform which is intuitive to use, and can provide the latest developments in statistics.

     

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  • Voyant Tools

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Self-Hosted Website

    Voyant Tools is a web-based text analysis, reading and visualization environment. Developed by a small team of digital humanities scholars led by Stéfan Sinclair and Geoffrey Rockwell, Voyant Tools is designed for a very wide range of applications and users, from students to researchers and journalists to market analysts. It strives to balance user-friendliness with a range of analytic and interpretive functions.

    Some of the important features of Voyant Tools include:

    importing documents in various formats (plain text, HTML, XML, PDF, RTF, MS Word, ODF, etc.)
    several tools for studying term frequencies and distributions within documents and within a collection of documents (a corpus)
    a full-text reader that support very large texts and includes interactive features
    interaction between the the tools that facilitates navigation and exploration at diffent scales (from "close reading" to "distant reading")
    a mechanism for bookmarking and sharing instances of Voyant Tools (specific texts and tools) through persistent URLs
    access to a hosted version of Voyant Tools or a downloadable standalone version
    Voyant Tools is free and open source (GPLv3)

     

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  • GNU Bourne Again SHell

    Free Linux BSD Website

    Bash is the shell, or command language interpreter, that will appear in the GNU operating system. Bash is an sh-compatible shell that incorporates useful features from the Korn shell (ksh) and C shell (csh). It is intended to conform to the IEEE POSIX P1003.2/ISO 9945.2 Shell and Tools standard. It offers functional improvements over sh for both programming and interactive use. In addition, most sh scripts can be run by Bash without modification.

    The improvements offered by BASH include:

    * Command line editing
    * Unlimited size command history
    * Job Control
    * Shell Functions and Aliases
    * Indexed arrays of unlimited size
    * Integer arithmetic in any base from two to sixty-four

     

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  • Wikipedia

    Free Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad ... Kindle Fire MediaWiki Website

    Wikipedia is a free, multilingual encyclopedia project supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. Wikipedia has 17 million articles (3.5 million in English), which have been written collaboratively by volunteers around the world. Almost all of its articles can be edited by anyone with access the Wikipedia website.

     

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  • Patchwork

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    A decentralized messaging and sharing app built on top of Secure Scuttlebutt (SSB).

     

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  • DuckDuckGo

    Free Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad ... Vivaldi Browser Chrome Safari Yandex.Browser Opera Firefox Website

    DuckDuckGo is an alternative search engine that has rich features, respects your privacy, and is built from free/open-source software.

    • Zero-click Info - Useful information above the links.
    • More Privacy - We do not track you.
    • Goodies - Instant answers, !bangs & settings.
    • Less Spam - We remove sites with just ads.

     

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  • Sci-Hub

    Free Web Website

    Sci-Hub is a shadow library website that provides mass and public access to millions of research papers for free.

     

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  • uBlock Origin

    Free Web Android Microsoft Edge Vivaldi Browser Chrome ... Pale Moon Thunderbird Opera Chromium Firefox Website

    Popular and efficient blocker for Chromium, Chrome, Edge, Firefox (desktop and Android), Opera, Thunderbird. Fast and lean.

     

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  • Mozilla Firefox

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

    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.

    Firefox version 60+ (Quantum) is presently faster than Google Chrome and use less memory than Chrome. Compare to previous versions of Firefox, the Quantum version is twice as fast, promote parallelism, and has more intuitive user interface.

     

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  • Bandcamp

    Freemium Web Android iPhone Website

    Bandcamp helps artists sell their music and merch directly to their fans, and helps fans discover new music and directly support those who make it.

     

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  • F-Droid

    Free Web Android Android Tablet Website

    F-Droid is an installable catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform.

     

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  • iNaturalist

    Free Web Android iPhone Self-Hosted Website

    Get outside, and observe an individual organism. Pick something wild and take a photo. Add observation.

     

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  • ListenBrainz

    Free Web Website

    ListenBrainz is an open source music website that allows users to import their listen history. One of the goals is for this data to be used for building open music recommendation systems.

    It's part of the MetaBrainz Foundation. To sign-in, it's necessary to have an account at Small MusicBrainz iconMusicBrainz .

     

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  • MusicBrainz

    Free Web Android F-Droid Website

    A community-maintained open source database and encyclopedia of music information.

     

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  • The Movie Database

    Free Web Website

    It's completely user driven by people like you. TMDb is currently used by millions of people every month and with our and powerful API, also used by many popular media centers like Moovida, XBMC, Plex, MythTV and MediaPortal.

     

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