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GaspartameList by Gaspartame, last updated 2023-07-02
  1. Anki icon

    Anki is a program which makes remembering things easy. Because it is a lot more efficient than traditional study methods, you can either greatly decrease your time spent studying, or greatly increase the amount you learn.

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    A simple card on Mac
  2. Redshift icon

    Redshift adjusts the color temperature according to the position of the sun. A different color temperature is set during night and daytime.

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    Redshift screenshot 1
  3. KDE Connect icon

    KDE Connect is a project that aims to communicate all your devices. For example, with KDE Connect you can receive your phone notifications on your computer, or just use your phone as a remote control for your desktop.

    • Mobile Remote Control Tool
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • KDE Plasma
    • Sailfish OS
    • Plasma Mobile
    • F-Droid
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    KDE Connect screenshot 1
  4. Tox icon

    With the rise of widespread government monitoring programs, Tox is an easy to use application that allows you to connect with friends and loved ones without anyone else listening in.

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    The Universal Tox Client. A Tox client that runs on Android, iOS, Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, FreeBSD & the web. Written in JS using React & React Native / electron.
  5. calibre icon

    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.

    • Ebook Reader
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
    • Homebrew
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    calibre screenshot 1
  6. Element icon

    Element is a secure collaboration and messaging app based on the Matrix protocol. It’s decentralised to deliver digital sovereignty, and based on an open standard for easy connections and interoperability. It is end-to-end encrypted by default.

    • Group Chat App
    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Matrix.org
    • Flathub
    • F-Droid
    • Cloudron
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    Video calls for desktop and mobile
  7. MusicBrainz Picard icon

    Picard is the next generation MusicBrainz tagging application. This new tagging concept is album oriented, as opposed to track/file oriented like the ClassicTagger was. Picard is written in Python, which is a cross-platform language, and makes use of cross-platform libraries -...

    • Mp3 Tag Editor
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Python
    • PortableApps.com
    • ...
    Main
  8. Firefox Sync icon

    Lets you sync your data and preferences (such as your bookmarks, history, passwords, open tabs and installed add-ons) across all your devices. It's free to use.

    • Bookmark Manager
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    • Mozilla Firefox
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    Firefox Sync screenshot 1
  9. JOSM icon

    JOSM is an extensible editor for OpenStreetMap (OSM), written in Java.

    • Map Service
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • OpenStreetMap
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    JOSM screenshot 1
  10. itch.io icon

    itch.io gives you the ability to design a page where people can download games you have uploaded. You can optionally put a minimum price on your game (which can be 0), giving people the opportunity to pay you what they think you deserve. All files and images are hosted on itch.

    • Game Store
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Epic Games Store
    • ...
    itch.io screenshot 1
  11. Lutris icon

    Lutris is an open source gaming platform for GNU/Linux. It allows you to gather and manage (install, configure and launch) all your games acquired from any source, in a single interface.

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    Lutris screenshot 1
  12. Mozilla Firefox icon

    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.

    • Web Browser
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • BSD
    • iPad
    • AppImageHub
    • Snapcraft
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
    • Haiku
    • Flatpak
    • Homebrew
    • Chocolatey
    • Gecko
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    Landing page
  13. Thunderbird icon

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

    • Email Client
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • AppImageHub
    • Snapcraft
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
    • Haiku
    • Homebrew
    • Chocolatey
    • ...
    Thunderbird screenshot 1
  14. Obsidian icon

    Obsidian is a note-taking app that lets you create a personal knowledge graph with ease. It is designed for non-linear thinking and allows you to easily link your notes together wiki-style.

    • Note-taking Tool
    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Snapcraft
    • Flathub
    • ...
    Obsidian screenshot 1
  15. JDownloader icon

    JDownloader is a download manager, written in Java, which allows automatic download of groups of files from one-click hosting sites. JDownloader supports the use of premium accounts. Some parts, but not all, of JDownloader are open-source.

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    2019-03-11 on Mac
[latest update]
  16. Stremio icon

    Media center allowing to watch movies, series, YouTube channels instantly. You can watch in HD, with subtitles, and easily cast any file to TV through DLNA, Chromecast, AppleTV!

    Stremio also gives you notifications for new episodes / movies.

    • Video Streaming App
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • Flathub
    • Flatpak
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    Website
  17. Piperka icon

    Webcomics listing and subscription manager.

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
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    Piperka screenshot 1
  18. Ferdi icon

    Ferdi is a desktop app that helps you organize how you use your favourite apps by combining them into one application. It is based on Franz - a software already used by thousands of people - with the difference that Ferdi gives you many...

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    Ferdi screenshot 1
  19. Steam icon

    Steam is a digital distribution, digital rights management, multiplayer and communications platform developed by Valve Corporation. It is used to distribute a wide range of games and related media entirely over the internet, stretching from one-man independent efforts to some of...

    • Game Store
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Flathub
    • SteamOS
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    Steam Store

This list was created by Gaspartame Jan 20, 2022 and was last updated Jul 2, 2023. The list has 19 apps.

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