FOSS

Free Open Source Software. All of the software on this list I have personally vetted through frequent use.

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kendo friendoList by kendo friendo, last updated 2024-01-06
  1. LibreSpeed icon

    Self-hosted Speedtest for HTML5. Easy setup, examples, configurable, mobile friendly. Supports PHP, Node, Multiple servers, and more.

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    LibreSpeed screenshot 1
  2. Lite XL icon

    After some issues with CudaText, I've moved to LiteXL for my extensible and lightweight text-editor of choice.

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    Lite XL screenshot 1
  3. ShareX icon

    Forget pasting into MS Paint or using snipping tool. ShareX is an extremely easy to use and full featured screenshot and screen recording tools. One of my most used programs in my day-to-day life.

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    Main window
  4. CopyQ icon

    Multi-Platform Clipboard Manager with Advanced Features.

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    CopyQ screenshot 1
  5. VLC Media Player icon

    VLC's in dire need of some GUI modernization, but it'll serve most people just fine for watching videos and has done for years.

    • Media Player
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • iPad
    • AppImageHub
    • Apple Watch
    • Snapcraft
    • Google Chrome
    • Apple TV
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
    • F-Droid
    • Kindle Fire
    • Haiku
    • Android TV
    • Homebrew
    • Chocolatey
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    VLC Media Player screenshot 1
  6. CudaText icon

    The search for an open source editor that is as quick and fully featured as Sublime has led me to Cuda.

    • Text Editor
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Flathub
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    Multi-selections, Replace dialog at bottom
  7. Gittyup icon

    Graphical git management can help with complicated projects.

    • Git Client
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Flathub
    • Qt
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    Gittyup screenshot 1
  8. Krita icon

    A photoshop alternative without Adobe's nonsense that will work swimmingly for most.

    • Image Editor
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android Tablet
    • Epic Games Store
    • PortableApps.com
    • Steam
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    Main Window
  9. PeaZip icon

    Peazip's able to extract pretty much whatever you throw at it, and has the highest compression speeds. I see several comments complaining that PeaZip has a slow/laggy interface. I wouldn't know, because I hardly ever see the interface thanks to the "extract here" and "smart new folder" context menu options.

    • File Archiver
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
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    PeaZip
  10. Bitwarden icon

    I used Bitwarden free for years. The premium is only $10/year if you want to support them.

    • Password Manager
    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Apple Watch
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Vivaldi Browser
    • Google Chrome
    • Flathub
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Tor Browser Bundle
    • Safari
    • F-Droid
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Cloudron
    • Opera
    • Chocolatey
    • Mono
    • Brave
    • Firefox
    • Snapcraft
    • Flatpak
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    Desktop app on macOS
  11. LibreOffice icon

    Don't pay for Microsoft Office.

    • Office Suite
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
    • Android
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    LibreOffice Writer on Linux
  12. Ventoy icon

    The final word in multiboot USB utilities. Drag and drop ISOs. Can configure persistence.

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    Ventoy screenshot 1
  13. scrcpy icon

    *Android utility. Can be used to view your Android device's screen and interact with it from the comfort of your PC.

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    scrcpy screenshot 1

This list was created by kendo friendo Aug 2, 2021 and was last updated Jan 6, 2024. The list has 13 apps.

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