My Go To Software - Cross Platform & FOSS

Great Software that Never Lets Me Down

AlternativeTo won't let me add it to the list, but Windows Ameliorated is incredible: https://ameliorated.info/

Kai Nau
Kai NauList by Kai Nau, last updated 2022-03-29
  1. Browser Extensions

  2. uBlock Origin icon

    An efficient blocker for Chromium and Firefox. Fast and lean.

    • Ad Blocker
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Vivaldi Browser
    • Google Chrome
    • Pale Moon
    • Thunderbird
    • Opera
    • Node.JS
    • Chromium
    • Firefox
    • ...
    uBlock Origin screenshot 1
  3. Canvas Defender icon

    As you browse the internet, sites you visit can attempt to take screenshots of your computer as a pixel-by-pixel unique digital "fingerprint" of you & and your devices. This is called canvas fingerprinting.

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Firefox
    • ...
    Canvas Defender screenshot 1
  4. Decentraleyes icon

    Protects you against tracking through "free", centralized, content delivery. It prevents a lot of requests from reaching networks like Google Hosted Libraries, and serves local files to keep sites from breaking. Complements regular content blockers.

    • Privacy Tool
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Google Chrome
    • Pale Moon
    • Opera
    • Chromium
    • Firefox
    • ...
    Decentraleyes screenshot 1
  5. I don't care about cookies icon

    The EU regulations require that every website must get user's permission before installing cookies. Imagine how irritating that becomes when you surf anonymously or if you delete cookies automatically every time you close the browser.

    • Cookie Manager
    • FreeProprietary
    • Google Chrome
    • uBlock Origin
    • AdBlock
    • Pale Moon
    • Adblock Plus
    • Opera
    • Chromium
    • Firefox
    • ...
    I don't care about cookies screenshot 1
  6. Dark Background and Light Text icon

    Makes every page (or only pages that you want) to have light text on dark background. Exact colors are customizable.

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Firefox
    • ...
    Dark Background and Light Text screenshot 1
  7. Floccus icon

    Sync your bookmarks privately across browsers and devices.

    • Bookmark Manager
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Vivaldi Browser
    • Google Chrome
    • Nextcloud
    • Google Drive
    • Nextcloud Bookmarks
    • Firefox
    • F-Droid
    • Brave
    • Chromium
    • ...
    Floccus screenshot 1
  8. Vids+Audio

    Organized List is further Down

  9. gPodder icon

    gPodder downloads and manages free audio and video content ("podcasts") for you. Listen directly on your computer or on your mobile devices.

    • Podcast Player
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • Xfce
    • ...
    gPodder screenshot 1
  10. gpodder.net icon

    gpodder.net is a libre web service that allows you to manage your podcast subscriptions and discover new content. If you use multiple devices, you can synchronize subscriptions and your listening progress.

    • ...
    gpodder.net screenshot 1
  11. TIDAL icon

    Tidal is the world’s first music service with High Fidelity sound quality, High Definition music videos and Curated Editorial by music journalists, artists and experts, making for a simply superior experience.

    • Music Streaming Service
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Apple TV
    • Android TV
    • Fire TV
    • Roku
    • Chromecast
    • ...
    TIDAL screenshot 1
    TIDAL screenshot 2
    TIDAL screenshot 3
  12. Invidious icon

    An online alternative front-end to YouTube. Open-source (AGPLv3 licensed)

    • ...
    Invidious screenshot 1
  13. FreeTube icon

    FreeTube is an open source desktop YouTube player built with privacy in mind. Use YouTube without advertisments and prevent Google tracking from you with their cookies and JavaScript. Available for Windows, Mac & Linux thanks to Electron.

    • YouTube Client
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • AppImageHub
    • Flathub
    • Flatpak
    • ...
    FreeTube screenshot 1
  14. Text/Notes Management

  15. Nextcloud Notes icon

    The Notes app is a distraction free notes taking app. It provides categories for better organization and supports formatting using Markdown syntax. Notes are saved as files in your Nextcloud, so you can view and edit them with every .

    • ...
    Nextcloud Notes screenshot 1
  16. QOwnNotes icon

    Plain text notepad with markdown support and todo list manager for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows, that works together with the notes application of ownCloud.

    • ...
    QOwnNotes main screen
  17. Atom icon

    Atom is an open-source, Electron based text editor with a massive ecosystem of plugins and themes that are easily accessible through a built-in package manager. Being built with Electron, it uses web technology (HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Node.

    • Text Editor
    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    • BSD
    • Electron / Atom Shell
    • ...
    Intro screen
  18. ONLYOFFICE icon

    Looks and feels just like microsoft office - can be self hosted for collaboration too.

    • Word Processor
    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • AppImageHub
    • Snapcraft
    • Flathub
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Flatpak
    • Cloudron
    • ...
    ONLYOFFICE screenshot 1
  19. LibreOffice icon

    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.

    • Office Suite
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
    • Android
    • ...
    LibreOffice Writer on Linux
  20. Android Only:

  21. AntennaPod icon

    A free and open source podcastmanager for Android, allowing you to subscribe to podcasts (via iTunes database & OPML), automatically download episodes using powerful mechanisms and listen to them the way you like (speed, balance adjustments, etc).

    • ...
    AntennaPod screenshot 1
    AntennaPod screenshot 2
    AntennaPod screenshot 3
  22. Iceraven icon

    Android Firefox with Desktop Extensions!

    • ...
    Iceraven screenshot 1
    Iceraven screenshot 2
    Iceraven screenshot 3
  23. FairEmail icon

    FairEmail is a privacy-focused email client with a setup wizard that helpfully walks you through the steps to use it with any email provider. There are many privacy settings including encryption via OpenPGP and S/MIME and reformatted emails to avoid phishing.

    • Email Client
    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid
    • ...
    Compose message view.
    Setup screen.
    Messages view with dark theme.
  24. YouTube Vanced icon

    Download YouTube Vanced APK for Non-Rooted, Rooted, and Magisk Android devices. Vanced also was known as iYTBP is a new modded version of YouTube which contains ad blocking and background playback features.

    • ...
    YouTube Vanced screenshot 1
    YouTube Vanced screenshot 2
  25. Task Management

    For iOS - Omnifocus

  26. Tasks.org icon

    Tasks is libre open-source software, based on the original source code from the popular Astrid Tasks & To Do List! Tasks is easy-to-use, feature-packed, flexible and customizable, and synchronizes with a variety of services.

    • ...
    Tasks.org screenshot 1
    Tasks.org screenshot 2
    Tasks.org screenshot 3
  27. Todo.txt icon

    Track your tasks and projects in a plain text file, todo.txt. A todo.txt is software and operating system agnostic; it's searchable, portable, lightweight and easily manipulated.

    • ...
    Todo.txt screenshot 1
  28. sleek icon

    sleek is an open-source (FOSS) todo manager based on the todo.txt syntax. Stripped down to only the most necessary features, and with a clean and simple interface, sleek aims to help you focus on getting things done.

    • ...
    sleek screenshot 1
  29. Kalendar icon

    Kalendar is a Kirigami-based calendar application that uses Akonadi. It lets you add, edit and delete events from local and remote accounts of your choice, while keeping changes syncronised across your Plasma desktop or phone.

    • ...
    Kalendar screenshot 1
  30. My Work Tools

  31. Ardour icon

    Ardour is a hard disk recorder and digital audio workstation application. It runs on GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows. Ardour's intention is to provide digital audio workstation software suitable for professional use.

    • ...
    Ardour 6
  32. Kdenlive icon

    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.

    • Video Editor
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • KDE
    • Flathub
    • Flatpak
    • ...
    Logging
  33. Audacity icon

    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.

    • Audio Editor
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • LAME
    • ...
    Audacity screenshot 1
  34. Inkscape icon

    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.

    • ...
    Inkscape screenshot 1
  35. GIMP icon

    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.

    • Image Editor
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Snapcraft
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
    • Haiku
    • Flatpak
    • AmigaOS
    • ...
    yes
  36. Open Video Downloader (youtube-dl-gui) icon

    A cross-platform GUI for youtube-dl made in Electron and node.js.

    • YouTube Downloader
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • FFmpeg
    • youtube-dl
    • Electron / Atom Shell
    • Node.JS
    • ...
    Open Video Downloader (youtube-dl-gui) screenshot 1
  37. Singlelink icon

    The powerful, easy-to-use, and customizable micro-site that gets your content to your consumers in fewer clicks.

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • ...
    Singlelink screenshot 1
  38. Web Apps

  39. YunoHost icon

    Literally the easiest way to host your own apps

    • ...
    Install your server with ease, you already have everything at home
  40. Bitwarden icon

    Bitwarden is the easiest and safest way to store your logins and passwords across all of your devices (iOS, Android, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Windows, Mac, Linux, and more). Bitwarden is FREE and open source.

    • 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
    • ...
    Desktop app on macOS
  41. Nextcloud icon

    You should have full control over your data. We help you achieve that: a safe home for all your data. Secure, under your control and developed in an open, transparent and trustworthy way. We are Nextcloud.

    • Cloud Storage Service
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • F-Droid
    • Cloudron
    • ...
    Simple and powerful file sync & share
  42. Decentralized+Crypto

  43. Sia icon

    Sia is a new decentralized cloud storage platform aimed at giving users control of their data.

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Online
    • JSON
    • JavaScript
    • Go (Programming Language)
    • ...
    Main Page
  44. LBRY icon

    LBRY is the first digital marketplace to be controlled by the market's participants rather than a corporation or other 3rd-party. It is the most open, fair, and efficient marketplace for digital goods ever created, with an incentive design encouraging it to become the most...

    • Video Sharing Tool
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • AppImageHub
    • ...
    LBRY screenshot 1
  45. Bisq icon

    Desktop peer-to-peer (P2P) application that allows you to buy and sell bitcoins in exchange for fiat (national currencies), or alternative crypto currencies

    • ...
    Bisq screenshot 1
  46. Deluge icon

    Deluge is a full-featured BitTorrent client for Linux, Unix and Windows. It is written in python, uses libtorrent (rasterbar) at its core and GTK for the main user interface along with web and console interfaces for advanced client/server...

    • ...
    Main UI
  47. Communication Tools

    Mail, SMS, Group Chat

  48. Matrix.org icon

    Matrix defines a set of open APIs for decentralised communication, suitable for securely publishing, persisting and subscribing to data over a global open federation of servers with no single point of control.

    • Group Chat App
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • WebRTC
    • Python
    • JavaScript
    • Go (Programming Language)
    • Cloudron
    • Java
    • Perl
    • ...
    Main Page
  49. Mattermost icon

    Mattermost is a secure, open source platform for communication, collaboration, and workflow orchestration across tools and teams.

    • Group Chat App
    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • JavaScript
    • Go (Programming Language)
    • Cloudron
    • ...
    Mattermost screenshot 1
  50. FluffyChat icon

    FluffyChat is an open, nonprofit and cute matrix messenger app for Ubuntu Touch, Android and iOS.

    • Instant Messenger
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Flathub
    • Ubuntu Touch
    • F-Droid
    • ...
    FluffyChat screenshot 1
    FluffyChat screenshot 2
    FluffyChat screenshot 3
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Note: I use NSSM to run Duplicati really well.


This list was created by Kai Nau Nov 29, 2021 and was last updated Mar 29, 2022. The list has 66 apps.

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lpstandardrp
CommentDec 8, 2022

What a great list. And? Looks like your in production of sorta... I cant wait to try Ardour (IIRC... the name). Thank you!! Probably found another one or more (FOSS Cross-Platform) that will be a badass wrench in the ole toolbelt!

P.s. i think i saw something like scrcpy recently on Github > Android > Sort by? most stars - kinda near the top tgat aounded like 'uh.. whuuuat? how was i unaware of THIS?!?! I think it was an actual app, perhaps with GUI, as opposed to a 'Library'(?) or aomething only developers would know how to use... or... understand... (without years or skills or both together). Fun Regards~

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