Free, open source, stable.
- KDE Plasma
Lightweight and snappy.
Text editing but with some extra power.
Manages ebooks. I like ebooks, shoot me!
General purpose office suite for word processing, spreadsheets, etc.
A document viewer that saves screen space.
Hand note-taking software. Useful for annotating PDF files.
Tiny, simple, maintained, plaintext, bottom posting; it has all you need! It works with different email providers and focuses on email. That means that it is lacking a true calendar function and importing and syncing contacts is not always straightforward. You will get over this once you have things looking and working the way you like.
Read about it on my blog here.
Remember to use plain text
P2P file synchronization between devices on a local network, or between remote devices over the Internet. I use it just for notes and photos but it can do lots more. This has replaced Dropbox and Google Drive for me.
An independent fork of Firefox, with the primary goals of privacy, security and user freedom
Free and Open Source (FOSS) alternative to the official Soulseek client.
Images and Graphics
Powerful yet simple to use screenshot software.
Sometimes I need to make a pretty graphic to wow my students.
Audio and Video
This is just the most straightforward way to record audio. It works and it works well.
If I am going to watch a video on my computer, whether local or via YouTube, I use mpv. It does audio as well and there are plugins and extensions that allow for different functions.
Strawberry Music Player
Music player and music collection organizer.
cmus A small, fast and powerful console music player. I use this over other options (like mpd) because it is so damn easy!
Command Line Tools
Turns ASCII art into diagrams.
A universal document converter. I use this to make 95% of my documents for work.
Commend-line grammar checker
Convert, edit, work with images.
A script that extracts annotations from a PDF file.
PDFtk A very simple tool that can do lots of things with PDF files. This is a necessity for my job and it has saved me and made me the hero of my department on many occasions.
scrcpy An application that provides display and control of Android devices connected on USB (or over TCP/IP).
The (in)famous open-source download manager for video and audio content from video hosting websites.
A youtube-dl fork with additional features and fixes
A script that helps you find Youtube videos (without API) and opens/downloads them using mpv/youtube-dl
Use ADB to debloat rooted and non-rooted android devices. Improve your privacy, the security and battery life of your device.
Lightning fast, open-source, Android Launcher
A monotone line-based icon pack for Android
Free and Open Source Android App Repository
Aurora Store is an alternate to Google’s Play Store, with an elegant design
Fully featured, open source, privacy friendly email app for Android
A libre lightweight streaming front-end for Android
The most beautiful SMS messenger for Android
Android open source calendar
Privacy Browser Android
Privacy Browser is an open source Android web browser focused on user privacy
Privacy oriented and deblobbed web browser based on Mozilla technology
Two-paned file manager
- Infini Time
Open Source firmware