I am always on the lookout for good tools I can use on my daily tasks. It is a bonus when they are free. I am thankful for those that work on these and offer them to the world via open source, donation based or truly free. I have donated for the ones I use the most, but not all.
I am a Windows user so I have used these on my PC but a lot of them are available cross-platforms.
These are the ones that I have used for years in no particular order….
|FastStone Capture||A powerful, lightweight, yet full-featured screen capture tool and screen video recorder.|
|Notepad++||Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement|
|FastStone Photo Resizer||An image converter and renaming tool that intends to enable users to convert, rename, resize, crop, rotate, change color depth, add text and watermarks to images in a quick and easy batch mode.|
|Audacity||Easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, macOS, GNU/Linux and other operating systems.|
|OBS Studio||Open Broadcaster Software is free and open source software for video recording and live streaming.|
|OpenShot Video Editor||Easy to use, quick to learn, and surprisingly powerful cross-platform video editor.|
|FreeFileSync||Open source folder comparison and synchronization software|
|Paint.Net||Open source image and photo editing software for PCs that run Windows.|
|Gimp||Cross-platform image editor|
|Oracle’s VM VirtualBox||A powerful open source x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product|
|WinMerge||An open source differencing and merging tool for Windows.|
|FileZilla Client||Open source software for FTP, FTP over TLS (FTPS) and SFTP.|
|Advanced Renamer||Batch file renamer program for renaming multiple files and folders at once. endless options!|
|Levelator||Software that adjusts the audio levels within your audio file for variations It’s not a compressor, normalizer or limiter although it contains all three. Note: Although an old software that has not been supported since 2012 – Still very useful and it works, and have not found anything as easy to use that comes close!|
|HandBrake||Open source video transcoder. A tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs.|
|InnoSetup Compiler||A free installer for Windows programs|
Hope this helps someone!
What free / open source tools do you use for your daily activities?