Go cross-platform

Apps that work across multiple platforms so you get the same experience on all the systems you use.

David
David List by David , last updated 2020-04-01
  1. DaVinci Resolve icon

    VIDEO EDITING - A powerhouse in color correction, video editing and now visual effects and audio post production, Resolve is one of very few commercial video apps with native support for Windows, Mac and Linux.

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    Hollywood's #1 Post Solution
  2. Inkscape icon

    VECTOR IMAGE EDITING - Competing with the likes of Adobe Illustrator is no easy task, but Inkscape holds its own by adding hugely powerful SVG features to the vector graphic tool set. Topping that off, it's available on Windows, Mac and Linux.

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    Inkscape screenshot 1
  3. Blender icon

    3D GRAPHIC EDITING - Renowned worldwide for its powerful and encompassing 3D development tool set and intuitive workflow, Blender is also equally at home with all the major operating systems. A lesser known fact, Blender is also very adept as a cross-platform video editor.

    • 3D Modeler
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
    • Haiku
    • Steam
    • Flatpak
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    Cycles is Blender’s ray-trace based production render engine.
  4. Atom icon

    TEXT AND CODE EDITING - Atom has a downright beautiful interface that makes code and text editing fun. It's also fully customizable and hackable and brings all that great functionality to all major OSes.

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

    IMAGE EDITING / DRAWING - Krita is a full-featured, Photoshop-like image editor with a powerful focus on painting. It also sports a ton of innovative features of its own, with more being added consistently by way of a hugely supportive community. Krita works across all the major platforms.

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

    SCREEN RECORDING - OBS is a screencasting beast. It loads and runs blazing fast, covers all the essentials with an extensive feature set and it works on Mac, Windows and Linux, with the same, intuitive workflow being available for each.

    • Screen Recorder
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • Steam
    • FreeBSD
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    OBS Studio screenshot 1
  7. Godot Engine icon

    GAME DEVELOPMENT - One of the most powerful game development environments, Godot is also one of the select few that works across multiple platforms, including Mac, Windows and Linux.

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    Godot Engine screenshot 1
  8. Ocenaudio icon

    SOUND EDITING - One of the fastest audio editors around, Ocenaudio provides a super intuitive interface and robust feature set that expedites audio editing tasks across all major systems.

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    Ocenaudio version 3.7.19 running on Windows with an audio file open.
  9. Waveform icon

    MUSIC PRODUCTION - One of the few, full-featured audio workstations that works across major desktop platforms including Linux, Tracktion Waveform offers the full breadth of audio and MIDI editing tools and with arrangement and chord tracks that greatly simplify composition. There's also now a free version for those who want to try it out with a somewhat limited but still adequate feature set.

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    Waveform screenshot 1
  10. Hyper icon

    TERMINAL - Commandline experiences vary across platforms, making cross-platform work tedious. Hyper can help by providing the same core, terminal experience on Mac, Windows and Linux. It's free and uses familiar web technology for configuration.

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    Splitting terminals

This list was created by David Mar 25, 2016 and was last updated Apr 1, 2020. The list has 10 apps.

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ediferreira
CommentApr 1, 2020

Nice List. You have Bitwig studio, Tracktion waveform is now a good one to be included in your list...

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David

Thanks, you're right. There's also REAPER, which has a Linux version as well. Considering Waveform now has a free version, that's the optimal choice for this list. I'll add it.

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ittyhoss
CommentDec 25, 2018

Echo echo ...Feels empty in here

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David

Thanks for starting the discussion! Do you mean the list is sparse? Please feel free to make suggestions, I'll be happy to extend the list. Meanwhile, I've just added Bitwig Studio for music production and Hyper for a familiar, cross-platform terminal experience.

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ediferreira

I think ittyhoss was talking about the comments section of this list...

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