Essential Open Source Softwares

For Linux and Windows


  • Shotcut

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform, non-linear video editor.

    Supports hundreds of audio and video formats and codecs thanks to FFmpeg. No import required which means native editing, plus multi-format timelines, resolutions and frame-rates within a project. Frame accurate seeking supported for many video formats.

    Blackmagic Design SDI and HDMI for input and preview monitoring. Screen, webcam and audio capture. Network stream playback. Supports resolutions up to 4k and capture from SDI, HDMI, webcam, JACK & Pulse audio, IP stream, X11 screen and Windows DirectShow devices.

    Multiple dockable and undockable panels, including detailed media properties, recent files with search, playlist with thumbnail view, filter panel, history view, encoding panel, jobs queue, and melted server and playlist. Also supports drag-n-drop of assets from file manager.

     

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  • scrcpy

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android Android Tablet Website

    This application provides display and control of Android devices connected on USB and WiFi. It does not require any root access. It works on GNU/Linux, Windows and MacOS.

    IT FOCUSES ON:

    • Lightness (native, displays only the device screen)
    • Performances (30~60fps)
    • Quality (1920×1080 or above)
    • Low latency (70~100ms)
    • Low startup time (~1 second to display the first image)
    • Non-intrusiveness (nothing is left installed on the device)

    HOW DOES IT WORK?

    • The application executes a server on the device. The client and the server communicate via a socket over an adb tunnel.
    • The server streams an H.264 video of the device screen. The client decodes the video frames and displays them.
    • The client captures input (keyboard and mouse) events, sends them to the server, which injects them to the device.

     

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  • Stacer

    Free Linux Website

    Stacer is an open source system optimizer and application monitor that helps users to manage entire system with different aspects, its an all in one system utility.

     

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  • Ditto

    Free Windows PortableApps.com Website

    Ditto is an extension to the standard windows clipboard. It saves each item placed on the clipboard allowing you access to any of those items at a later time.

     

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  • Sandboxie Plus

    Free Windows Website

    Sandboxie Plus creates a sandbox-like isolated operating environment in which applications can be run or installed without permanently modifying the local or mapped drive.

     

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  • Brave

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Electron / Atom Shell Website

    Brave Web Browser is a fast, free, secure web browser with a built-in ad blocker*, tracking and security protection, and optimized data and battery experience.

    *What is Brave Ad Replacement?

    Brave’s goal is to speed up the web, stop bad ads and pay publishers. One of the ways we plan to accomplish this is with ad replacements. We will also invite users to fund their wallets and to use those funds to pay the publishers of their favorite websites.

     

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  • Krita

    Free Mac Windows Linux Windows S Android Tablet ... PortableApps.com Steam Website

    Krita is a professional Free and open source (FOSS) painting program. It is made by artists that want to see affordable art tools for everyone withith concept art, texture and matte painters, illustrations and comics.

     

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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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  • darktable

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Website

    darktable is a virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers: it manages your digital negatives in a database and lets you view them through a zoomable lighttable. it also enables you to develop raw images and enhance them.

    This project tries to fill the gap between the many excellent existing free raw converters and image management tools (such as Small UFRaw iconUFRaw or Small F-Spot iconF-Spot). The user interface is built around efficient caching of image metadata and mipmaps, all stored in a database. The user will always be able to interact, even if the full resolution image is not yet loaded.

    All editing is fully non-destructive and only operates on cached image buffers for display. The full image is only converted during export. the frontend is written in gtk+/cairo, the database uses sqlite3, raw image loading is done using libraw, hdr, exr and low dynamic range are supported through imagemagick (magickcore). the core operates completely on floating point values, so darktable can not only be used for photography but also for scientifically acquired images or output of renderers (high dynamic range).

     

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  • balenaEtcher

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    balenaEtcher is a free and open-source image burner with support for Windows, macOS and GNU/Linux. It makes USB and SD card image burning as simple and fast as possible.

    FEATURES

    • Validated Burning - No more writing images on corrupted cards and wondering why your device isn't booting.
    • Hard Drive Friendly - Makes drive selection obvious to avoid wiping your entire hard-drive
    • Beautiful Interface - Who said burning SD cards has to be an eyesore.
    • Open Source - Made with JS, HTML, node.js and Electron. Dive in and contribute!
    • Cross Platform - Works for everyone, no more complicated install instructions.

     

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  • Caesium Image Compressor

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Android Website

    Caesium Image Compressor lets you compress your pictures up to 90% without visible quality loss. Providing a simple yet effective interface with a real-time preview and multiple image processing at the same time, everyone will be able to reach the best result. Advanced users will find extra features, like metadata storing options or folder structure support.

    FEATURES

    • Resize your pictures up to 90% preserving the file format. The software use an intelligent file compressing method.
    • Batch processing. Compress in a few second as pictures as you like.
      Most common file format are supported. (JPG, BMP, PNG, GIF, WMF)
    • Easy preview, with a twin picture box that display the final result with a button.
    • Picture-by-picture compression level. You can set every single compression level at every picture.
    • Compression level an be set with an easy slider.
    • Drag&Drop. Drop your pictures directly into the list.
    • Rename all files with a custom suffix.

     

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  • Mycroft

    Free Linux Android Raspberry Pi Website

    Mycroft is an open source voice assistant, that can be installed on Linux, Raspberry Pi, or on the Mark 1 hardware device.

     

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  • UltraVNC

    Free Windows Website

    Free remote PC access software that can display the screen of another PC via LAN or the Internet.

     

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  • WireGuard

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... BSD Website

    WireGuard is an extremely simple yet fast and modern VPN that utilizes state-of-the-art cryptography. It aims to be faster, simpler, leaner, and more useful than IPSec, while avoiding the massive headache. It intends to be considerably more performant than OpenVPN. WireGuard is designed as a general purpose VPN for running on embedded interfaces and super computers alike, fit for many different circumstances. Initially released for the Linux kernel, it plans to be cross-platform and widely deployable. It is currently under heavy development, but already it might be regarded as the most secure, easiest to use, and simplest VPN solution in the industry.

     

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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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  • Media Player Classic Qute Theater

    Free Linux mpv Website

    Media Player Classic Home Cinema (https://dev.alternativeto.net/software/mpc-hc/ ) is considered by many to be the quintessential media player for the Windows desktop. Media Player Classic Qute Theater (mpc-qt) aims to reproduce most of the interface and functionality of mpc-hc while using libmpv to play video instead of DirectShow.

    FEATURES

    Nearly everything that MPC-HC does. For the most part, unwritten portions relate to setting options and streaming from devices.

    Improvements Over MPC-HC

    Multiple playlists: When you're watching shows on your backlog, load every show into separate playlists and still keep track of the last played file for each playlist. Finally you can eliminate the need to keep track of your progress in a spreadsheet, all while never leaving the comfort of your favorite media player.

    Quick queuing: Out-of-order playback in the same style of xmms/qmmp. Got some compilation albums in a playlist, but want to hear only some rock tracks for a while? Now you can, without obliterating your playlist.

    Playlist searching: Multi-threaded playlist searching, in the same style as other media players. Find the tracks you want, when you want them.

    Screenshot templates: Take screenshots with a custom, sleek and stylized filename. Only include the information that you want.

    Looped playback: Selectively show part of video/music tracks. Amazing, isn't it?

    Custom metadata: Display custom metadata in the playlist window. Want to show the artist as well as the title, down to even the encoder used? Nothing is stopping you.

    UPCOMING FEATURES

    Native filter-chain support: Comprehensive integration of mpv/ffmpeg's filter interface/library, right inside your media player.

    Encoding support like VirtualDub: Churn out memes faster. No need to open a video editor when your media player can do your job for you.

    Race Inspired Cosmetic Enhancements: In-app custom styling support.

     

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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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  • PeaZip

    Free Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com Website

    PeaZip is free file archiver utility, based on Open Source technologies of 7-Zip, p7zip, FreeArc, PAQ, and PEA projects.

     

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  • BleachBit

    Free Mac Windows Linux Blackberry PortableApps.com Website

    BleachBit deletes unnecessary files to free valuable disk space, maintain privacy, and remove junk.

    Rid your system of old clutter including cache, cookies, Internet history, localizations, logs, temporary files, and broken shortcuts.

    Designed for Linux and Windows systems, it wipes clean Small Adobe Acrobat Reader DC  iconAdobe Acrobat Reader DC , APT, Bash, Small Beagle iconBeagle, Small Chromium iconChromium, Epiphany, Small Mozilla Firefox iconMozilla Firefox, Flash, GIMP, Google Chrome, Google Earth, Internet Explorer, Java, KDE, OpenOffice.org, Opera, RealPlayer, Safari, Second Life viewer, Small Skype iconSkype, VIM, XChat, Yum, and more.

    BleachBit has never bundled any junk like browser toolbars.

     

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  • qBittorrent

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

    Features

    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

     

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  • uGet

    Free Windows Linux Android BSD Xfce ... aria2 Website

    uGet is a lightweight and full-featured Download Manager for Linux and Windows. uGet allows you to download in multiple parallel streams for download acceleration, put files in a Download Queue, Pause & Resume downloads, Advanced Category Management, Browser Integration, Clipboard Monitoring, Batch Downloads, localized into over 25 Languages, and many more features.

     

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  • Xtreme Download Manager

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Website

    Xtreme Download Manager is a powerful tool to increase download speed up-to 500%, save videos from video sharing sites and integration with ANY browser.

     

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  • Persepolis Download Manager

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Website

    Persepolis Download Manager is utility for download easier and faster with Small aria2 iconaria2 and improved it.

    • It supports HTTP(S) & FTP.
    • Persepolis configures aria2 automatically for maximum speed and it have a GUI for using easier.
    • You can adjust start time and end time for downloads.
    • Download queue .
    • Multi segment
    • Persepolis can shutdown system after download.
    • Persepolis can download video from Youtube, Vimeo, DailyMotion, ... very easy. Just paste the link and download video or just sound of the video with your desire quality.

     

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  • Grub Customizer

    Free Linux Website

    Grub Customizer is a graphical interface to configure the GRUB2/BURG settings and menuentries.

     

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