APPS

Krita is a professional FREE and open source painting program. It is made by artists that want to see affordable art tools for everyone.”

MyPaint is a nimble, distraction-free, and easy tool for digital painters. It supports graphics tablets made by Wacom, and many similar devices. Its brush engine is versatile and configurable, and it provides useful, productive tools.”

Blender is the free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, video editing and 2D animation pipeline.”

Wings 3D is an advanced subdivision modeler that is both powerful and easy to use. Originally inspired by Nendo and Mirai from Izware… Wings 3D offers a wide range of modeling tools, a customizable interface, support for lights and materials, and a built-in AutoUV mapping facility.”

Autodesk SketchBook is now free. Not avaiable on Linux.

MB-Lab is a character creation tool for Blender… based off ManuelBastioniLAB… MB-Lab is the continuation of ManuelBastioniLAB, evolved for the next generation of Blender.”

BlenderGIS: “Blender addons to make the bridge between Blender and geographic data.”

fSpy: “Open source still image camera matching”

PureRef: “The simple way to view and organize your reference images.”

MeshLab: “the open source system for processing and editing 3D triangular meshes. It provides a set of tools for editing, cleaning, healing, inspecting, rendering, texturing and converting meshes. It offers features for processing raw data produced by 3D digitization tools/devices and for preparing models for 3D printing.”

draw.io “Professional, open source diagramming. Online or desktop, no registration.” Online, Desktop

“LibreOffice is a powerful office suite – its clean interface and feature-rich tools help you unleash your creativity and enhance your productivity. LibreOffice includes several applications that make it the most powerful Free and Open Source office suite on the market.”

7-Zip: “…is a file archiver with a high compression ratio.”

OBS: “Free and open source software for video recording and live streaming.”

Atom: “A hackable text editor for the 21st Century.”

VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.”

Tails is a live operating system that you can start on almost any computer from a USB stick or a DVD. It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity…”

GnuPG is a complete and free implementation of the OpenPGP standard as defined by RFC4880 (also known as PGP). GnuPG allows you to encrypt and sign your data and communications; it features a versatile key management system, along with access modules for all kinds of public key directories. GnuPG, also known as GPG, is a command line tool with features for easy integration with other applications. A wealth of frontend applications and libraries are available.” Good overview of GPG for everyone of us. Click here.

ProtonMail was founded in 2013 by scientists who met at CERN and were drawn together by a shared vision of a more secure and private Internet. Since then, ProtonMail has evolved into a global effort to protect civil liberties and build a more secure Internet, with team members also hailing from Caltech, Harvard, ETH Zurich and many other research institutions.”

VeraCrypt is a free open source disk encryption software for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux.”

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.”

“A secure vault to store everything at one place using a single master password.”