My Tools Of Trade

I have written earlier about how I made the switch to free software workflow and the experience I had after making the switch. It has been 6 years since then and I haven’t yet regretted my decision or found any trouble doing my work. Here is a list of software, hardware, and other tools that I use for day to day work, entertainment, and computing needs. I will try to keep this page updated as I include more tools or drop some of them in the future. Apart from this list, I will write another post explaining in more detail the software that I use.

On My Desk 👨🏽‍💻

Software (Both Desktop & Laptop)

  • Fedora Linux and Arch Linux– A GNU/linux based operating system.
  • KDE Plasma 5 – Simple yet powerful desktop environment with feature rich apps such as Konsole Kate etc.
  • Krita – A very robust professional digital painting application.
  • Mypaint – A lightweight sketching and painting application
  • Gnu Image Manipulation Program – An excellent software for image retouching and adjustment.
  • Inkscape – An excellent vector illustration suite.
  • Blender – Swiss army knife for anything between 3d modelling to video editing.
  • Scribus – Desktop publishing
  • Borg + btrbk – For incremental daily and hourly backups on internal as well as external disks.
  • Nextcloud – File, contacts, todo list & calendar sync.
  • Syncthing – Syncing file between devices.
  • Kmail – KDE’s mail application.
  • Conversations mobile – for chat with friends and family.
  • Keepassxc – Password manager.
  • Kasts – Podcast listening application

Self-Hosted software 🌏

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