Top Ten Open Source Software To Try In 2023
Bloggers like to write about the same open source software year in and year out. Most people already know about Blender, Gimp, and LibreOffice. I would like to introduce ten open source products I think deserve a mention. I actually use or test these on all my Linux machines.
Most of the software listed here are stable, with the exception of Olive and Zrythm. The reason I list them is because they are pretty damned good for being under heavy development. They are both very exciting projects in my humble opinion.
|Beeref||BeeRef lets you quickly arrange your reference images and view them while you create.||Graphics|
|Upscaler||Upscaler is a GTK4+libadwaita application that allows you to upscale and enhance a given image.||Graphics|
|Pixelorama||Pixelorama is a free and open source pixel art editor.||Graphics|
|Tuner||Discover and Listen to your favourite internet radio stations.||Audio|
|NovelWriter||A markdown-like text editor designed for writing novels.||Writing|
|Joplin||Joplin is an open source note-taking app. Capture your thoughts and securely access them from any device.||Notes|
|RNote||RNote is an open-source vector-based drawing app for sketching, handwritten notes and to annotate documents and pictures.||Notes|
|Bottles||Run Windows apps in Wine bottles easily.||Wine|
|TauonMusicbox||Play your music in style.||Audio|
|Olive||Olive is a free non-linear video editor with VFX node editor.||Video|
A few bonus apps! Why not?
|Ear Tag||Tag music files.||Audio|
|Blanket||Listen to different sounds to relax or fall asleep to.||Audio|
|μPad||A powerful note-taking app that helps you organise + take notes without restrictions.||Notes|
|SomaRadio||A simple radio with built-in stations from the website somafm.com.||Audio|