I recently posted a short piece on our responsibility to create a better world and how it would occur through conscious creation. The tools in this article will make our ideas reality.
If you just started working with Linux, we covered the absolute basics of open-source tools in the Survival Toolkit article, now let's expand our scope to capture all quality open-source desktop applications that are friendly to their users. We've organized apps by category, and linked directly to their project pages. If you're looking for Mobile Applications, please stay tuned for updates to the series on Mobile Privacy.
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Privacy / Security
Evolution: A mail client, calendar, address book, and task manager in one.
Thunderbird: Mozilla Foundation's email, chat, and calendaring client.
Mailspring: Easy to use, modern mail client with integrations to major email providers
KMail: KDE's Email client that supports many mail protocols
Tox: End to end decentralized encrypted messenger with voice, video calls, screen sharing, file sharing.
Telegram: The world's most popular messenger.
Kotatogram: Alternate Telegram client with improved local features.
AnyDesk: Remote desktop / support software
Jitsi: Free video conferencing
Jami: Free and open source peer to peer video conferencing.
LBRY: Blockchain media platform
PeerTube: Decentralized video broadcasting
Nitter: Alternative twitter front-end
Invidious: Alternative Youtube front-end
Libreddit: Alternative Reddit front-end
Owncast: Self-hosted live video and web chat server
Krita: Free and open source digital illustration program.
Inkscape: Professional vector based graphics editor.
GIMP: One of the oldest most well known image editors.
Pinta: Bitmap editor similar to Paint.NET
Gravit Designer: Vector based design app
Blender: End to end 3D creation suite
Postman: Make web requests and test APIs
VSCodium: Visual Studio Code with less Telemetry
Sublime: Text editor and IDE
Atom: A hackable text editor
Emacs: Highly extensible text editor
Vim: Highly configurable text editor
CherryTree: Hiearchial note taking application that stores multimedia notes in an encrypted database. (not markdown)
Trillium Notes: Build knowledge bases & graphs with this extensible note taking application (not markdown)
Joplin Notes: Create simple notes and todo lists using markdown.
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