A random collection of software that's free and open-source (meaning that it's available for anyone to change and improve).
Find more information for some of these on https://www.techradar.com/best/best-open-source-software
|Email client||Thunderbird||https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/||MacOS, Windows, Linux|
|Password Manager/Safe||KeePass||https://keepass.info||MacOS, Windows, Linux, iPhone, Android, iPad, Chromebook, maybe others|
|Office Suite (cf Microsoft Office)||LibreOffice||https://www.libreoffice.org/||MacOS, Windows, Linux|
|Picture/Photo Editing||GIMP||https://www.gimp.org/||MacOS, Windows, Linux|
|File Transfer (FTP)||FileZilla||https://filezilla-project.org/||MacOS, Windows, Linux|
|Operating System (cf Windows, MacOS)||Linux||https://www.techradar.com/best/best-linux-distros||any PC including old ones you have no other use for|
(Steve suggests Linux Mint https://linuxmint.com but many like Ubuntu https://ubuntu.com)
|Media Player||VLC||https://www.videolan.org/vlc/||MacOS, Windows, Linux, Android, more?|
Just because it's not open-source doesn't mean that it's not bad just 'cause it's free.
|Video Editing||DaVinci Resolve||https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve/studio||MacOS, Windows, Linux||Professional quality video editing. Note, there is a learning curve, but Note: there are MANY YouTube videos to help! See the page on this wiki|