Unless otherwise indicated, all programs have versions for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux. Documentation and video tutorials are readily available on the Internet.
- Audacity. Free digital audio editor and recording application. Saving as MP3 requires the use of the LAME encoder.
- GIMP (Graphic Image Manipulation Program). A powerful image manipulation program (including filters).
- Inkscape. An Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.
- LibreOfffice. A free personal productivity suite for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux. Applications for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and more.
- MyPaint. A fast and easy open-source graphics application for digital painters. (Windows and Linux only.)
- VLC Player. Simple, fast, and powerful media player. It has the highest degree of compatibility with multiple formats.