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 👨🏽💻
- Wacom Intuos Pro Medium
- Self Assembled computer with:
- Intel® Core™ i7-4790K
- 32 GiB of memory
- GeForce GTX 750 Ti
- BenQ SW2700PT (primary)
- Dell S2409W 24″ (secondary)
- Logitech Z625 speakers
- TVS Gold Mechanical keyboard
- Canon Lide 220 Scanner
- Brother HL-1201
- i1 Display Pro color calibration
- Dell Inspiron 15
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 🌏
- Mailinabox – Email and cloud hosting solution.
- Wallabag – Save or archive articles for later reading.
- Prosody – Chat server.
- Quassel – IRC client