Software I Like

I like software, not much else to say. See the software I like here and below today.


  • Affinity Photo

    Commercial Mac Windows iPad Website

    Affinity Photo is a professional, full-featured raster graphics editor. Working in Affinity Photo is always live and you can pan and zoom at 60fps, with live previews and non destructive application. It supports unlimited layers and a dedicated RAW editing workspace, as well as RGB, CMYK, LAB, Greyscale colour space with end-to-end CMYK workflow with ICC colour management, and 16-bit per channel editing.

    Fast and Efficient Tool Set

    • Pan and zoom at 60fps, even with huge images
    • Live tools, live previews, real-time editing
    • RAW and regular processing united in one app

    Professional

    • Professional colour spaces and profiles
    • Pro file formats like PSD supported
    • Modern camera RAW formats supported
    • Full set of 16-bit filters
    • Sub-pixel precision and pixel-perfect snapping
    • Customisable toolbars, keyboard shortcuts and panels

    Clean Workspaces

    • Dedicated personas (modes) for specific tasks and toolsets
    • Uncluttered UIs for RAW editing, photo editing, panoramas, and liquify
    • Export persona for fine control over export regions and settings

    Over 1,000,000% Zoom

    • Zoom way beyond 1,000,000% — smooth like butter
    • Quickly switch between favourite zoom levels

    Solid Undo History

    • Instantly undo/redo over 8,000 History steps
    • Save History so you can undo steps later even on different Macs
    • A seamless AutoSave protects against unexpected shutdowns

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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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  • Ableton Live

    Commercial Mac Windows Website

    Live is software for creating musical ideas, turning them into finished songs, and even taking them onto the stage.

    With two views - the classic Arrangement View, where musical ideas are laid out along a timeline, and the unique Session View, where you can improvise and quickly experiment with musical ideas - Live is a fast, fun, intuitive way to make music.

    What's new: The latest version of Live comes with everything from workflow enhancements to audio improvements. Simpler has been completely rebuilt with a new interface, warping, slicing, and new analog-modeled filters, which have also been added to Sampler, Operator, and Auto Filter. Improved waveforms and meters give you a better look at the details of your music. And a new technology called Link works under the hood, allowing you to instantly play in perfect sync with multiple instances of Live as well as a growing number of iOS apps.

    Create: No matter how you start your music, Live offers a workflow that will help you get going. Record audio or MIDI from any source. Mix and match loops and samples from any tempo. Work with a huge range of included sounds, instruments, and effects.

    Finish: Live helps you get from a collection of musical ideas to a finished song. With extensive editing workflows, great sounding EQs and compressors, great looking meters and waveforms, and fast, flexible exporting options, Live gives you everything you need to get music done.

    Perform: Take your music out of the studio and onto the stage, with Live’s powerful performance workflows. Since Live handles keeping everything in time, you can play hardware or software instruments, trigger loops, process audio from other musicians, and focus on making music.

     

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  • FL Studio

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet Website

    FL Studio (formerly known as FruityLoops) is a digital audio workstation developed by the Belgian company Image-Line. FL Studio features a graphical user interface based on a pattern-based music sequencer. The program is available in three different editions for Microsoft Windows, including Fruity Edition, Producer Edition, and the Signature Bundle. Image-Line offers lifetime free updates to the program, which means customers receive all future updates of the software for free.Image-Line also develops FL Studio Mobile for iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

    Fully reworked scalable interface

    • Any screen size or resolution you use, FL Studio will always fit

    Multi-touch
    – Multi-touch capability extends to the Mixer

    Browser
    – New category tabs and the ability to delete content on right-click

    Channel Menu

    • The Channel Options Menu have moved from the Toolbar Menus to the Channel rack.

    Channel settings

    • Have been integrated into the Plugin Wrapper (no more Channel settings pop-up).

    Pattern Menu

    • The Pattern Menu has moved from the Channel rack to the Toolbar Menu and Pattern Selector.

    Piano roll

    • Piano roll Auto-zoom can now be deselected from Settings > General > Auto zoom in piano roll

    Playlist

    • Multiple drag and drop for audio files onto Playlist (from a Windows file browser).

    Stepsequencer

    • Step sequences are now interchangeable with Piano rolls.

    VST Plugins

    • VST plugin installation & discovery improved and simplified.

    Fruity Formula Controller

    • Updated, new UI.

    Fruity Envelope Controller

    • Updated, 8 Articulators, Mod X/Y env, Smart Knobs, New UI.

    Fruity Keyboard Controller

    • Attack smoothing, new UI.

     

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  • Studio One

    Commercial Mac Windows Website

    Artists of all levels, from beginner to seasoned professional, will find Studio One a serious alternative to the intimidating, bloated offerings currently considered the standards. It's a groundbreaking music creation and production application for Mac OS X and Windows XP/Vista/7 that makes audio recording, MIDI sequencing, and audio mastering ridiculously simple right out of the box.

    Studio One changes the rules of the game with fresh code, innovative drag-and-drop MIDI mapping and plug-in management, auto-configuration with PreSonus hardware, insanely good audio quality, unlimited tracks and plug-ins per track, and a powerful, inventive Start page.

    And although Studio One Pro hit the scene just a year and a half ago, we've already added even still more pro chops with Version 1.6. From tracking to mixing to mastering and distribution, it's the creative environment built for intuitive use, speed, and efficiency–and yet it's robust enough for the most complex productions.

     

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  • Reaper

    Commercial Mac Windows Website

    REAPER is a complete digital audio production application for Windows and OS X, offering a full multitrack audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing and mastering toolset.

    REAPER supports a vast range of hardware, digital formats and plugins, and can be comprehensively extended, scripted and modified.

    Feature Highlights

    *Efficient, fast to load, and tightly coded. Can be installed and run from a portable or network drive.

    *Powerful audio and MIDI routing with multichannel support throughout.

    *64-bit internal audio processing. Import, record to, and render to many media formats, at almost any bit depth and sample rate.

    *Thorough MIDI hardware and software support.

    *Support for thousands of third-party plug-in effects and virtual instruments, including VST, VST3, AU, DX, and JS.

    *Hundreds of studio-quality effects for processing audio and MIDI, and built-in tools for creating new effects.

    *Automation, modulation, grouping, VCA, surround, macros, OSC, scripting, control surfaces, custom skins and layouts.

     

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  • MakeHuman

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    MakeHuman is an interactive modelling tool for creating realistic 3D human characters. These models can be exported to several computer graphics and animation platforms including Blender, Unity 3D, Unreal Engine, OpenSim and Second Life.

     

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  • Blender

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com ... Haiku AmigaOS MorphOS 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 and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation.

     

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  • OpenToonz (Morevna Edition)

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    OpenToonz is based on software "Toonz" which was developed by Digital Video S.p.A. in Italy,
    customized by Studio Ghibli, and has been used for creating its works for many years.
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    In March 2016 its source code was published under the terms of Modified BSD License.
    The open-source version is called OpenToonz and developed by international community.
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    FEATURES

    • Powerful Digital Drawing Tools
    • Vector and bitmap drawing tools with full support for graphic tablets allow you to create artwork of
      any complexity.
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      INDEXED COLOUR PALETTES
    • Sequence of drawings can be painted quickly with automatic tools, and palette colors can be edited
      at any time, updating automatically all the level drawings.
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      EFFECTS AND COMPOSITING
    • Add animated special effects and composite scenes seamlessly. Blurs, lighting, keys, masks, warps
      and more than 100 other effects available.
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      SCRIPTING
    • Automate routine tasks by using ECMA-compatible scripting engine.
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      MOTION TRACKING
    • Syncronize your animation with video footage automatically.
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      SCAN AND CLEANUP
    • Automatically scan and vectorize paper drawings created by animation artists. Clean and paint them
      in a completely color-consistent digital environment.
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      FRAME-BY-FRAME ANIMATION
    • A complete toolset for traditional frame-by-frame animation with configurable onionskin.
      Automatic creation of inbetween frames for vector shapes.
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      MOTION TWEENING
    • Complex movements can be defined by linking objects or using motion paths, and everything can be
      also animated in a 3D environment, with an automatic multiplane effect.
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      BONES
    • Animate your characters using bones, with IK support and mesh deformations.

    PARTICLE SYSTEMS

    • Create particles effect supporting multiple layers as particles or as control images for particles animation.

    EXCLUSIVE FEATURES (MyPaint Brushes, Horizontal Timeline, Linux Version)

    • This edition of OpenToonz includes a special features developed by Morevna Project.

     

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  • OpenToonz

    Free Mac Windows Website

    OpenToonz is an animation program that is a free software version of Toonz, the animation software used by Studio Ghibli, amongst others.

     

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  • Krita

    Free Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com Website

    Krita is a complete creative sketching and painting application with advanced, commercial quality features. It's free, open-source and available across all major desktop platforms.

    User Interface - An intuitive user interface that stays out of your way. The dockers and panels can be moved and customized for your specific workflow. Once you have your setup, you can save it as your own workspace. You can also create your own shortcuts for commonly used tools.

    Pop-up Palette - Quickly pick your color and brush by right-clicking on the canvas.

    Brush Stabilizers - Have a shaky hand? Add a stabilizer to your brush to smoothen it out.

    Brush Engines - Customize your brushes with 9 unique brush engines.

    Wrap-around mode - It is easy to create seamless textures and patterns now. Press the ‘W’ key while painting to toggle wrap-around mode.

    Resource Manager - Import brush and texture packs from other artists to expand your tool set.

    Layer Management - Krita comes with vector, filter, group, and file layers. Combine, order, and flatten layers to keep organized. Add drop shadows and other simple effects using visual styles.

    Full Color Management - Krita supports full color management through LCMS for ICC and OpenColor IO for EXR, allowing you to incorporate Krita into your existing color management pipeline.

     

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  • GIMP

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS BSD ... PortableApps.com 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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  • Thunderbird

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

    Thunderbird is a free, open source, cross-platform e-mail, news and instant messaging client. The project strategy is modeled after Small Mozilla Firefox iconMozilla Firefox.

    It supports POP (storing mail locally on your hard drive so that it can be accessed without an internet connection), and IMAP. It features excellent mail filter capabilities and management.

    Thunderbird has strong support for using multiple accounts and identities, including automated signature features.

    Chat functionality is built in, so you can enjoy real-time conversation with your contacts, right from your favorite messaging application, with multiple supported networks. Thunderbird makes it easy to search through both past conversations and received emails.

    Thunderbird can also function as an RSS/Atom feed reader, and has a large selection of add-ons that extend it with calendar support, PGP support, integration with online services and much more.

    Available also as portable app: http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/thunderbird_portable

     

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  • Mozilla Firefox

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet BSD iPad PortableApps.com Haiku Website

    Mozilla Firefox (known simply as Firefox) is 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.
    • Video at https://youtu.be/n6wiRyKkmKc
    • Read more and see performance test results at https://blog.mozilla.org/firefox/quantum-performance-test/

    Firefox is developed by the Mozilla Foundation and its subsidiary, the Mozilla Corporation

     

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