These curated programs are all for free, used by millions – including myself – and very useful:
Audio – Audacity
Audacity is an easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor & recorder for Windows, macOS, GNU / Linux and other operating systems. Audacity is free, open source software. Get involved: All are welcome to contribute to Audacity by helping with code, documentation, translations, user support and by testing the latest code.
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Contents – SyncFolders
SyncFolders helps you to synchronize & backup the contents of two folders, including any subfolders. The program allows you to easily copy new and updated files and folders in either or both directions. SyncFolders is a very useful tool for backup and synchronization purposes.
Get SyncFolders to sync or backup files & folders.
Images – FastStone
FastStone is a free image manager program for home users as well as educational institutions to view, edit and manage images of many common formats. In addition, video files can also be managed and played along with the images.
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Images – GIMP
GIMP is a cross-platform image editor available for GNU / Linux, macOS, Windows and more operating systems. It is used for image manipulation (retouching) and image editing, free-form drawing, transcoding between different image file formats and more specialized tasks. It is free software, you can change its source code and distribute your changes.
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Media – VLC
VLC media player is a portable, free media player software for various audio, video codecs and file formats as well as DVDs, video CDs and supports various streaming protocols and interfaces for TV cards.
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Music – MusicBee
The ultimate music manager & player. MusicBee makes it easy to manage, find, and play music files on your computer. MusicBee also supports podcasts, web radio stations and SoundCloud integration.
Get MusicBee and you will never go back.
Music – MP3TAG
Mp3tag is a tag editor for Microsoft Windows and Apple macOS 10.14 and higher, developed by Florian Heidenreich since 1999. The program primarily supports the editing of metadata in audio formats, but beyond that it also includes functions for managing music libraries.
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(S)FTP – FileZilla
FileZilla® is a free and open-source, cross-platform FTP application consisting of FileZilla® Client and FileZilla® Server. Clients are available for Windows, Linux, and macOS while servers are available for Windows only. Both server and client support FTP and FTPS (FTP over SSL/TLS), while the client can in addition connect to SFTP servers. FileZilla® is open source software distributed free of charge under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
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Videos – OpenShot
Award-winning open-source video editing software to create stunning videos. Cross-platform video editor designed to help use a drag-and-drop interface to edit audios, videos or images. You can use OpenShot video editor to add animation effects such as fade, flying text, snow, and bounce, watermarks, 3D titles, and audio tracks among others to enhance the videos.
Get OpenShot, it’s incredibly simple & powerful.