Software I use
Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. You can use Audacity to record live audio, convert tapes and records, edit sound files, change the speed or pitch of a recording and much more.
CCleaner is a system optimization/cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system, allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It can also clear your internet history and act as a fully featured registry cleaner. CCleaner is fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO spyware or adware!
What is RetroArch? RetroArch is a modular multi-system emulator system that is designed to be fast, lightweight, and portable. It has features lacking in some emulators frontends, such as real-time rewinding and game-aware shading.
What systems does it play?
- Arcade (emulator: Final Burn Alpha / iMAME4All / MAME)
- Atari 2600 (emulator: Stella)
- Atari Lynx (emulator: Handy)
- Nintendo Entertainment System (emulator: FCEUmm / NEStopia / QuickNES)
- Super Nintendo (emulator: bSNES/Higan/ PocketSNES / SNES9x / SNES9x Next)
- Nintendo 64 (emulator: Mupen64Plus)
- Nintendo GameBoy / GameBoy Color (emulator: gambatte)
- Nintendo GameBoy Advance (emulator: Mednafen GBA / Meteor / VBA-M / VBA Next)
- Nintendo DS (emulator: DeSmuME)
- Nintendo Virtual Boy (emulator: Mednafen VB)
- Neo Geo Pocket Color (emulator: Mednafen NGP)
- Sega Genesis/Mega Drive (emulator: Genesis Plus GX / Picodrive)
- Sega Master System/Sega Game Gear (emulator: Genesis Plus GX)
- Sega CD / Mega CD (emulator: Genesis Plus GX / Picodrive)
- Sega 32X (emulator: Picodrive)
- Sony PlayStation 1 (emulator: PCSX ReARMed / Mednafen PSX)
- PC Engine / PC Engine CD (emulator: Mednafen PCE Fast)
- WonderSwan Color / Crystal (emulator: Mednafen Wonderswan)
- Cave Story (game engine: NX Engine)
- Doom 1 / Doom 2 / Ultimate Doom / Final Doom (game engine: prBoom)
- Quake (game engine: TyrQuake)
- ScummVM (game engine) [WIP]
- MS-DOS (emulator: DosBox) [WIP]
- Nintendo 64 (emulator: Mupen64 on ARM) [WIP]
- Nintendo Entertainment System (emulator: QuickNES) [WIP]
- Sega Saturn (emulator: Yabause) [WIP]
What platforms does it run on?
- Linux (x86 and x86_64)
- Windows (32bit/64bit)
- Mac OSX (Intel/PowerPC)
- Playstation 3 (PS3 SDK)
- PlayStation Portable (PSP)
- PlayStation Vita/TV
- Xbox 1 (XDK)
- Xbox 360 (XeXDK/Libxenon)
- Nintendo 3DS
- Raspberry Pi (and various other ARM hardware through Lakka)
- Blackberry (10/Playbook)
Foxit Reader is a free and light-weight multi-platform PDF document viewer. Its core function is compatible with PDF Standard 1.7.
Whether you're a consumer, business, government agency, or educational organization, you need to read, create, sign, and annotate (comment on) PDF documents and fill out PDF forms. Foxit Reader is a small, lightning fast, and feature rich PDF viewer which allows you to open, view, sign, and print any PDF file. Foxit Reader is the only high volume PDF reader providing a complete PDF creation solution, providing the power of PDF creation to every desktop. Foxit Reader comes equipped with comprehensive protection against security vulnerabilities, keeping your system and company safe.
With FontBase you can easily create and manage collections, change font styles, instantly apply font styles in Photoshop, compare fonts, use live search and live text preview. It also supports automatic updates and easy to remember keyboard shortcuts. More features coming really soon.
EASY TEXT STYLING Simply change the color, background, font size, line height and align of your fonts. Apply styles to the whole collection or just to individually selected fonts.
COLLECTIONS There is a number of predefined collections, such as recently added fonts (really useful), Typekit fonts and favorites. You can also create as many collections as you like by yourself.
LIVE TEXT EDITING Just press Enter and start typing. You'll see the sample text changing live for all fonts. You can also select a font and change the sample text individually, if you want to.
LIVE SEARCH Start typing your search query, and you'll see the found fonts displaying in FontBase window immediately. As easy as that.
FONT COMPARING Tired of scrolling up and down when you need to compare two fonts? In FontBase, you can simply pin a font to top and easily compare it to any other font in your collection.
OPENTYPE FEATURES We support a broad number of OpenType features. That includes ligatures, tabular figures, super and subscript, swashes, old style figures and some more!
AUTOMAGIC UPDATES You can be sure, you'll always use the latest version of FontBase, because guess what? Automatic updates! No need to re-download. Ever.
KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS Obvious and easy to remember shortcuts. Like Ctrl+F for search, or Enter for live text editing, or Ctrl+Scroll for changing font size. As easy as that!
KeePass is a free open source password manager, which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key or a key file. So you only have to remember one single master password or select the key file to unlock the whole database. The databases are encrypted using the best and most secure encryption algorithms currently known (AES and Twofish).
- Cutting out video ( FFmpeg )
- Authentication for Youtube
- Multi-language UI
The original developer, MrS0m30n3, published the first version in 2015; it was discontinued in 2017. Olexis Fraga Menendez has been in continuous development since 2020.
From the earliest days of visualizing the Affinity range, we planned an unrivaled trio of sleek, modern apps tailored to work with the latest technology – ultra-fast, with stunning power and completely stripped of bloat.
The final step towards realizing that ambition will come with the launch of Affinity Publisher.
It’s an all-new app which we believe will revolutionize desktop publishing, in the same way Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer have shaken up professional photo editing and graphic design.
µTorrent is an ad-supported, commercial BitTorrent client that includes standard features such as bandwidth prioritization, scheduling, RSS auto-downloading and Mainline DHT. Additionally, µTorrent supports the Protocol Encryption joint specification and peer exchange.
*Flagged by many well-known antiviruses (like Windows Defender and Malwarebytes) as adware or potentially unwanted program: (https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/5781f34bfd6f640588c91d4e068ecea7dd09c2c8689bf1660baa81d6ec5bf0a0/detection) *Has a dubious reputation and history. Be careful during the installation.
Only the server version is available for Linux officially. The desktop version can run on Linux using Wine.
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
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
LogMeIn Hamachi is a hosted VPN service that securely connects devices and networks, extending LAN-like network connectivity to mobile users, distributed teams and business applications. You can easily create secure virtual networks on demand, across public and private networks. Hamachi is managed and maintained from anywhere via the web, securely.
Hamachi is free for up to 5 computers in your network. If you run Hamachi as a service in unattended mode, you can choose from the yearly subscription packages.
OBS Studio (also known as Open Broadcaster Software, or OBS) is a screen-casting and live-streaming software available across multiple platforms including macOS, Windows and Linux. Boasting features typically only found in commercial screen recording apps, OBS also provides one of the simplest workflows with an intuitive and easy-to-learn interface that makes recording and streaming a breeze. It's also totally free and open-source.
With its long standing history of continued updates and considering its ease of use and free cost, it's no wonder OBS is one of the most popular and highest recommended apps for screen-casting and live streaming.
Cross-platform (available for Mac, Windows and Linux). Encoding using H264 (x264) and AAC. Support for Intel Quick Sync Video (QSV), AMF and NVENC. Unlimited number of scenes and sources. Live RTMP streaming to Twitch, YouTube, Mixer, DailyMotion, Smashcast and more. File output to MP4, MKV or FLV. GPU-based game capture for high performance game streaming. DirectShow capture device support (webcams, capture cards, etc). Windows 8 high speed monitor capture support. Bilinear or lanczos3 resampling. Light and dark themes to support various working conditions and preferences.
Features a free draw tool, arrows, lines, circles, and other tools for editing screenshots you take. Possibility to add text, but not possible to change text size. Screenshots can be uploaded to Imgur, saved to a local file, or copied directly to your clipboard to easily paste in other programs. Many configuration options are available, such as hiding icons or changing the colors used in the program. Flameshot is also open source, so experienced developers can help improve the program.
HandBrake is an open-source, multithreaded video transcoder – it compresses and converts digital media from one format to another. HandBrake can rip encrypted DVDs with libdvdcss (libdvdcss is installed with VLC media player on macOS, or AnyDVD/DVD 43 on Windows).
Supports • Any Blu-ray or DVD-like source: VIDEO_TS folder, DVD image or real DVD, and some .VOB, .m2ts, and .TS files. Without VLC, HandBrake requires media to be unencrypted or already decrypted by third-party programs (i.e. DVD rippers). • Almost any other multimedia file it can get libavformat to read and libavcodec to decode.
Outputs • File format: MP4 and MKV • Video: MPEG-4, H.264, or Theora • Audio: AAC, CoreAudio AAC (macOS Only), MP3, or Vorbis. AC-3 pass-through, DTS pass-through (MKV only)
Other features • Support of chapter selections • Support of subtitles • Integrated bitrate calculator • Picture deinterlacing, cropping and scaling • Live Video Preview
Adobe XD (Experience Design) is a vector-based tool developed and published by Adobe Inc for designing and prototyping user experience for web and mobile apps.
Wireframe, design, prototype, present, and share amazing experiences for web, mobile, voice, and more — all in one app. XD is made for designers, creative teams, and organizations that need to design at scale. It’s everything you need to work more efficiently, collaborate effortlessly, and create and manage your design system.
Adobe XD has a companion app for phones that allows you to view and interact with your projects as visual prototypes called Adobe XD Mirror
Make motion comics with this visual, comic design software meant to animate static imported images with easy export for sharing.
foobar2000 is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform.
Supported audio formats: MP3, MP4, AAC, CD Audio, WMA, Vorbis, Opus, FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, Musepack, Speex, AU, SND... and more with additional components. Gapless playback. Easily customizable user interface layout. Advanced tagging capabilities. Support for ripping Audio CDs as well as transcoding all supported audio formats using the Converter component. Full ReplayGain support. Customizable keyboard shortcuts. Open component architecture allowing third-party developers to extend functionality of the player.
Complete suite for editing, color correction, and professional audio postproduction, all in a single application.
DaVinci Resolve 16 is the world’s only solution that combines professional 8K editing, color correction, visual effects, and audio postproduction all in one software tool! You can instantly move between editing, color, effects, and audio with a single click. DaVinci Resolve Studio is also the only solution designed for multiuser collaboration so editors, assistants, colorists, VFX artists, and sound designers can all work live on the same project at the same time! Whether you are an individual artist or part of a large collaborative team, it is easy to see why DaVinci Resolve is the standard for high-end postproduction and finishing on more Hollywood feature films, television shows, and commercials than any other software.
Clip Studio Paint, previously Manga Studio or ComicStudio in Japan, is a family of software applications for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows used for the digital creation of comics and manga.
It delivers powerful cutting edge drawing and coloring tools, making it essential for professional comic and manga artists.
Although it has features in common with general-purpose graphics software such as Adobe Photoshop, Clip Studio Paint's tool set is focused and optimized for use in creating comics and manga. It has tools for creating panel layouts, perspective rulers, sketching, inking, applying tones and textures, coloring, and creating word balloons and captions. It supports creation of bitmap and vector art, and importing 3D models. It supports input by a mouse or a graphics tablet.
LibreOffice is a free and open-source office suite that is compatible with other major office suites, and is available on all operating systems. It is an independently-developed version of the OpenOffice.org suite.
The office suite includes:
LibreOffice - Writer, a word processor with similar functionality and file support to Microsoft Word . It has extensive WYSIWYG word processing capabilities, but can also be used as a basic text editor.
LibreOffice - Calc , a spreadsheet program, similar to Microsoft Excel . It has a number of unique features, including a system which automatically defines series of graphs, based on information available to the user.
LibreOffice - Draw , a vector graphics editor and diagramming tool similar to Microsoft Office Visio . It provides connectors between shapes, which are available in a range of line styles and facilitate building drawings such as flowcharts. It also includes features similar to desktop publishing software such as Scribus and Microsoft Publisher .
Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.
It supports many advanced SVG features (markers, clones, alpha blending, etc.) and great care is taken in designing a streamlined interface. It is very easy to edit nodes, perform complex path operations, trace bitmaps and much more. We also aim to maintain a thriving user and developer community by using open, community-oriented development.
Silky Shark was created as another solution to enable mouse smoothing or stabilization for applications and web canvases that do not natively support smoothing or stabilization.
Minimum System and Hardware Requirements Windows 8.1, Windows 10 1 GB Ram 2.0 GHz Processor .NET Framework 4.5.2 (or better)
Silky Shark was created as another solution to enable mouse smoothing or stabilization for applications and web canvases that do not natively support smoothing or stabilization.
"Being mostly a personal project at the time, this software operates on the notion of "it works fine for me". It will probably help if you have .NET updated, Windows 10, a Wacom or similar tablet that has the option to disable Windows/Microsoft Ink, and have a relatively decent rig. There is no guarantee this will work for everyone given the nature of performance, hardware, and software discrepancies across systems.
Unfortunately I offer little to no technical support for this software aside from what you will find in the help document. If you need a more personalized solution you are welcome to modify the source code. Silky Shark is free to use and open source software."
Kodi, formerly XBMC, is a free and open source media player and entertainment center for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, XBox, and iOS. Kodi is designed to be the perfect companion to a home theater PC - it supports an almost endless range of remote controls, and combined with its beautiful (and highly "skinnable") interface, Kodi feels very natural to use from the couch.
Currently Kodi can be used to play almost all popular audio and video formats around. It was designed for network playback, so you can stream your multimedia from anywhere in the house or directly from the Internet using practically any protocol available.
Spotify is a freemium music streaming service providing digital rights management-restricted content from record labels including Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group and Universal.
Music can be browsed by artist, album, genre, playlist, or record label, as well as by direct searches. On computers, a link allows the listener to purchase selected material via partner retailers.
Spotify music streaming is available on all mobile devices and on desktop computers for unlimited durations. Features like offline listening and ad-free playback are only available for Premium subscribers of the service.
7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio.
The main features of 7-Zip
High compression ratio in 7z format with LZMA and LZMA2 compression Supported formats: Packing / unpacking: 7z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP and WIM Unpacking only: AR, ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, CramFS, DMG, EXT, FAT, GPT, HFS, IHEX, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MBR, MSI, NSIS, NTFS, QCOW2, RAR, RPM, SquashFS, UDF, UEFI, VDI, VHD, VMDK, WIM, XAR and Z. For ZIP and GZIP formats, 7-Zip provides a compression ratio that is 2-10 % better than the ratio provided by PKZip and WinZip Strong AES-256 encryption in 7z and ZIP formats Self-extracting capability for 7z format Integration with Windows Shell Powerful File Manager Powerful command line version Plugin for FAR Manager Localizations for 87 languages
7-Zip works in Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP / 2012 / 2008 / 2003 / 2000 / NT. There is a port of the command line version to Linux/Unix and macOS.
Discord is a communication platform used by various communities. It provides a space for regular interaction and allows private discussions. Discord servers are organized into topic-focused channels for easy collaboration and conversation. It offers voice channels for effortless communication and uses low latency voice and video technology.
Discord supports text, voice, and video communication. Users can video greet, live-stream games, host group screen shares, and create custom emojis from images. Users can share a range of content and pin preferred items for easy access.
Discord suits small groups and large fandoms. It offers customizable moderation tools and permission levels for user-specific group organization. Users can assign moderator roles, grant special members access to private channels, and manage their community effectively.
This is software for producing a 2D animation. It is based on the 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. Dwango launches this OpenToonz project, in cooperation with Digital Video and Studio Ghibli. This software can be used by anyone free of charge, no matter whether the purpose of use is commercial or not. This is available as an open source, so that users can modify its source code freely. We aim to develop a new platform for connecting the academic research into frontline animation production.
GTS, a scanning tool developed by Studio Ghibli Sequence number scanning can be conducted efficiently according to in-between animation numbers. Compatible with 4 types of scanning. (black-and-white, colored, with or without binarization) The settings for scanning can be saved. Processes can be reproduced when some cuts are rescanned. Compatible with the TWAIN standards
Digital painting Anti-aliased lines can be used. Since the data of paintings are independent of those of the palette, it is easy to paint with provisional colors. Smooth operation even with high-definition image data
Filming Equipped with the time sheet-type interface Effects can be synthesized easily with the GUI using the node tree. Images can be handled with the real scale considering resolution [dpi] (units, such as millimeter, are specified) It is possible to use more effects by using the plug-in.
Other features Compatible with both raster and vector images Equipped with the function for the interconversion between the sequence image of the colored binarized TGA and the OpenToonz format, to secure the compatibility with existing workflow. The localization for the Japanese version available
VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.
Simple, fast and powerful media player. Plays everything: Files, Discs, Webcams, Devices and Streams.
Plays most codecs with no codec packs needed: MPEG-2, DivX, H.264, MKV, WebM, WMV, MP3...
Adobe Photoshop is a raster graphics editor developed and published by Adobe Inc. for Windows and macOS. It was originally created in 1988 by Thomas and John Knoll.
Since then, the software has become the industry standard not only in raster graphics editing, but in digital art as a whole. The software's name is often colloquially used as a verb (e.g. "to photoshop an image", "photoshopping", and "photoshop contest") although Adobe discourages such use. Photoshop can edit and compose raster images in multiple layers and supports masks, alpha compositing and several color models including RGB, CMYK, CIELAB, spot color, and duotone. Photoshop uses its own PSD and PSB file formats to support these features. In addition to raster graphics, Photoshop has limited abilities to edit or render text and vector graphics (especially through clipping path for the latter), as well as 3D graphics and video. Its feature set can be expanded by plug-ins; programs developed and distributed independently of Photoshop that run inside it and offer new or enhanced features.
Photoshop's naming scheme was initially based on version numbers. However, in October 2002 (following the introduction of Creative Suite branding), each new version of Photoshop was designated with "CS" plus a number; e.g., the eighth major version of Photoshop was Photoshop CS and the ninth was Photoshop CS2. Photoshop CS3 through CS6 were also distributed in two different editions: Standard and Extended. With the introduction of the Creative Cloud branding in June 2013 (and in turn, the change of the "CS" suffix to "CC"), Photoshop's licensing scheme was changed to that of software as a service subscription model. Historically, Photoshop was bundled with additional software such as Adobe ImageReady, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Device Central and Adobe Camera RAW.
Blender is the free open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License.
It can be used for modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging, water simulations, skinning, animating, rendering, particle and other simulations, non-linear editing, compositing, and creating interactive 3D applications, rigid body, fluid, cloth and softbody dynamics, modifier based modeling tools, powerful character animation tools, a node based material and compositing system and Python for embedded scripting.
Blender is Free Software. Free to use for any purpose. Forever.