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  1. Krita is a professional FREE and open source painting program. It is made by artists that want to seaffordable art tools for everyone. Concept art. texture and matte painters, illustrations and comics.

    I use Krita | Digital Painting. Creative Freedom. and GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program for the art and Shotcut - Home for video editing.
  2. Free and open source software for video recording and live streaming for Mac, Windows and Linux.

    OBS - Allows you to stream, and record videos.
  3. HandBrake allows users to easily convert video files into a wide variety of different formats.

    Handbrake - Allows you to convert videos. If you record in non-finalized video format, such as MKV in OBS, then you will need to convert the file to use it in most video editing software suites.
  4. Fast and Friendly Git Client for Mac

    Fork - In my opinion, this is head and shoulders, the best visual git client out there. Runs on Mac and Windows! It is not technically free, but it is nagware. Unlike Sourcetree it is fast. Unlike the Github client, it is full featured. It has reflog, file diffs, file history, merge, rebase, and best of all, tabs to show you different repos.. So far, I have converted 100% of people to this tool who have tried it....
  5. Build and debug modern web and cloud applications, by Microsoft

    Visual Studio Code - IMO, the best for opening text files, with tons of useful extensions. This is what took over Sublime, and others. It also runs very fast.
  6. Infinitely flexible. Incredibly easy to use. Great mobile apps. It's free. Trello keeps track of everything, from the big picture to the minute details.

    freemium $12.5 / Monthly (Per user - Business Class)

    I assume everyone knows Trello by now. For me its an essential part of my development.
  7. Online photo editor, which can work with PSD, XCF and Sketch files (Photoshop, Gimp and Sketch App). is a free browser based photoshop clone. Much better than you'd expect.
  8. Scalable, secure, cross-device and enterprise-ready team collaboration tool for distributed teams. Join 2M+ users & 8000+ teams from around the world.

    I’ve been using Figma for design documentation since it’s free and collaborative. I’ve also heard similar good things about Miro but haven’t tried it yet. Oh and Game Programming Patterns is wildly useful if you’re trying to be a better programmer.
  9. Greenshot is a free and open source screenshot tool that allows annotation and highlighting using the built-in image editor.

    I'll got with GreenShot You can hook it up to Imgr, and a local folder. Anytime your working on your game, and see something cool, CTRL + Print Screen it. You end up with an archive of screen shots of the game.
  10. Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform, non-linear video editor.

    I use Krita | Digital Painting. Creative Freedom. and GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program for the art and Shotcut - Home for video editing.
  11. 24 Sep 2012 . Design a homepage that captures attention and serves as a good starting point for navigating the website.

    For generating music I can use Free music composition and notation software | MuseScore and some other free midi softwares. But I haven't gone much into making music so far.
  12. Simple and powerful application for writing screenplays.

    I use KIT Scenarist - free screenwriting software if I need to write down some script but I usually keep it in my head at least at the beginning.
  13. The Freesound Project is a collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sounds.

    I use Audacity ® | Free, open source, cross-platform audio software for multi-track recording and editing. ( for audio editing and Freesound - Freesound to get the sound effects.
  14. ClickUp's #1 rated productivity software is making more productive projects with a beautifully designed and intuitive platform.

    Incase you are unaware ClickUp is pretty nice it has all the functions of Trello and more. Only downside from my perspective is the atrocious mobile app. Which could be a deal breaker for many.