Free Software Download Links

Freeware & Open Source Software (FOSS)

Our constantly updated monthly software range distributes apps and other software legally to members, including:

We release updates each month, which are uploaded to our Apple-Q Server. These updates can be downloaded for free via our Wi-Fi network during meetings.

The most interesting updates and new applications are highlighted during the meeting or in our Apple-Bug magazine so you know what to expect.
Note: Software piracy is discouraged and is against club rules.

List of Free & Open Source Apps (FOSS Links):

These are separated into two lists: Applications and Utilities / Tools / Informational.

Mac Applications (in alphabetical order)

Free, open source, cross-platform audio software

Audacity is an easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, macOS, GNU/Linux and other operating systems.
Audacity is free, open source software.

It doesn’t suck.

BBEdit is the leading professional HTML and text editor for macOS. This award-winning product has been crafted to serve the needs of writers, Web authors and software developers, and provides an abundance of features for editing, searching, and manipulation of prose, source code, and textual data.


Runs our Apple-Q-core web site.

calibre is a powerful and easy to use e-book manager.

Users say it’s outstanding and a must-have. It’ll allow you to do nearly everything and it takes things a step beyond normal e-book software. It’s also completely free and open source and great for both casual users and computer experts.

Free all-in-one video editor for everyone to create anything anywhere. Flexible editing, magical AI tools, team collaboration, and stock assets. Make video creation like never before.

The free and open-source project behind Google Chrome (without tracking and spyware). If you must use Chrome based browser – use this.

DaVinci Resolve is the world’s only solution that combines editing, colour correction, visual effects, motion graphics and audio post production all in one software tool! Free Version requires on-line registration.


Runs our Apple-Q Meetings Server.

Imagine a place…

…where you can belong to a school club, a gaming group, or a worldwide art community. Where just you and a handful of friends can spend time together. A place that makes it easy to talk every day and hang out more often.

DuckDuckGo for Mac is a free browsing app that gives you comprehensive online privacy protection. With one download, you get a private everyday Internet browser that offers seamless protection while you search and browse – plus access to free tracking protection for your email inbox, secure password management, new beta features, and more.

Get the browser that protects what’s important

No shady privacy policies or back doors for advertisers. Just a lightning fast browser that doesn’t sell you out.


Used for all of our image editing.
See also McGIMP listed below.

GIMP is a cross-platform image editor available for GNU/Linux, macOS, Windows and more operating systems. It is free software free software, you can change its source code and distribute your changes.

Whether you are a graphic designer, photographer, illustrator, or scientist, GIMP provides you with sophisticated tools to get your job done. You can further enhance your productivity with GIMP thanks to many customisation options and 3rd party plugins.

Research, organise and share your family tree with Gramps.

Gramps is a free software project and community. We strive to produce a genealogy program that is both intuitive for hobbyists and feature-complete for professional genealogists. It is a community project, created, developed and governed by genealogists.


Creating of our Apple-Q Logo.

Whether you are an illustrator, designer, web designer or just someone who needs to create some vector imagery, Inkscape is for you!

  • Flexible drawing tools
  • Broad file format compatibility
  • Powerful text tool
  • Bezier and spiro curves

Kdenlive is an open source video editor. The project was started around 2003. Kdenlive is built on Qt and the KDE Frameworks libraries. Most of the video processing is done by the MLT Framework, which relies on many other open source projects like FFmpeg, frei0r, movit, ladspa, sox, etc…

Our software was designed to answer most needs, from basic video editing to professional work.

Kdenlive is developed by a small team and new contributors are welcome.

LibreCAD is a free Open Source CAD application for Windows, Apple and Linux. Support and documentation are free from our large, dedicated community of users, contributors and developers.


Used to create our Apple-Q HowTo Tutorials.

LibreOffice is a free and powerful office suite, and a successor to (commonly known as OpenOffice).

Its clean interface and feature-rich tools help you unleash your creativity and enhance your productivity.


Used for all of our image editing.

GIMP (see above) with lots of additional plug-ins including G’mic.


Runs out Apple-Q-Cloud web Site.

Regain control

You should control your data.

We help you achieve that: a safe home for all your data. Secure, under your control and developed in an open, transparent and trustworthy way. We are Nextcloud.

Why on earth should I use Scribus?

  • Because it’s reliable and Free.
  • Scribus is being shipped with almost 200 colour palettes;
  • Reliable PDF creation & offers a wide range of options with respect to PDF export.

Thunderbird is a free email application that’s easy to set up and customise – and it’s loaded with great features!

Waterfox Classic is a legacy web browser for older systems & Classic Firefox Extensions.


Runs this site.

WordPress is open source software you can use to create a beautiful website, blog, or app. Beautiful designs, powerful features, and the freedom to build anything you want. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.


VLC for Mac OS X

VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

Mac Utilities / Tools / Informational (in alphabetical order):

A small application which allows you to thoroughly uninstall unwanted apps.

Protect your Mac against viruses and other malware, plus strengthen your online privacy and security with easy-to-use advanced features.

Disk Speed Test is an easy to use tool to quickly measure and certify your disk performance for working with high quality video! Simply click the start button and Disk Speed Test will write test your disk using large blocks of data, and then display the result. Disk Speed Test will continue to test writes and reads from your disk so you can evaluate both performance and readability over time.

There are a lot of ways to approach burning discs. Burn keeps it simple, but still offers a lot of advanced options. Also does disk images.

Cyberduck is a libre server and cloud storage browser with support for FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, OpenStack Swift, Backblaze B2, Microsoft Azure & OneDrive, Google Drive and Dropbox.

Spotlight is great, but sometimes you need something more specialised. EasyFind finds files and folders by name, content, tags, or comments using advanced Boolean operators similar to DEVONthink and DEVONagent, wildcards, phrases, even regular expressions. It does not require indexing, is fast, and uses very little memory.

Flash. Flawless.

Flash OS images to SD cards & USB drives, safely and easily.

HandBrake is a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs.

Reasons you’ll love HandBrake:

  • Convert video from nearly any format
  • Free and Open Source
  • Multi-Platform (Windows, Mac and Linux)

Itsycal is a tiny menu bar calendar.

If you want, it will display your events as a companion to the Mac Calendar app.

Itsycal has Dark Mode, ISO week numbers, a customizable system clock replacement, and more.

Karabiner Elements is a keyboard customisation software for macOS that lets you customise various aspects of your Mac keyboard. Using it, you can modify the behaviour of pretty much all sorts of keys on separate keyboards.

This provides detailed information on every Apple Macintosh, iPod, iPhone, and iPad ever made, including items such as processor speed, memory, graphic cards, supported OS versions, price, storage, and expansion options. Also included is information on early Apple systems, Newton, Apple TV, Apple Watch, Apple accessories, audio, displays, printers, scanners, storage, Wi-Fi products, and operating systems.

Maintenance is an operating system maintenance and cleaning utility for macOS that you can use to perform miscellaneous tasks of computer maintenance: run periodic scripts; rebuild the databases; delete application, font, and system caches; and more.

OnyX is a multifunction utility that you can use to verify the structure of the system files; run miscellaneous maintenance and cleaning tasks; configure parameters in the Finder, Dock, Safari, and some Apple applications; delete caches; remove certain problematic folders and files; rebuild various databases and indexes; and more.

OnyX is a reliable application which provides a clean interface to many tasks that would otherwise require complex commands to be typed using a command-line interface.

The application perfectly does its job on macOS Monterey.

Startup Disk Full Fixer – the an app for a quick Mac disk cleanup

Startup Disk Full Fixer is a Mac cleaner, which allows you to find and remove all junk files and save disk space by removing them.

SuperDuper is the wildly acclaimed program that makes recovery painless, because it makes creating a fully bootable backup painless. Free & Paid versions.

iPad/iPhone/Apple Watch Apps (in alphabetical order)


iPhone iPad

BrainTrack is a free app that helps you monitor and understand changes in cognition over time, which you can use to start a conversation with your GP. The app will help you explore this common concern, providing brain health information through fun, travel-themed games that test your cognition. The resulting conversation and monitoring may lead to an earlier diagnosis of dementia.

Documents by Readdle

iPhone iPad

Documents is the super app for iPhone & iPad. Read, listen, view and annotate almost anything you want on your iPad and iPhone. Files, documents, books, and any content is at home in Documents by Readdle.

The Documents app is the most capable application on your iOS device. It’s the hub for all your files. Our app replaces a document viewer, PDF reader, “read it later”, music and video player, file downloader, cloud integrator, and other useful applications – in one elegant app experience.


iPhone iPad

DuckDuckGo for iOS is a free browsing app that gives you comprehensive online privacy protection. With one download, you get a private everyday Internet browser that offers seamless protection while you search and browse – plus access to free tracking protection for your email inbox, secure password management, new beta features, and more.

IFTTT (Automation)

iPad iPhone Apple Watch

Offers In-App Purchases

Automation for business and home

IFTTT (aka IF This Then That) automates your business and home so that you can save time and get more done. Over 25 million individuals have used IFTTT to automate workflows that save multiple hours out of a typical day. IFTTT’s simple, no-code interface, combined with 800+ of the most popular business, productivity, and smart home apps, allows you to quickly create powerful business and home automations.

Turn on any of the 100,000’s of pre-built time-saving automations, or get creative, and build your own personal automations.

Khan Academy

You can learn anything

iPhone iPad

You can learn anything. For free.

Spend an afternoon brushing up on statistics. Discover how the Krebs cycle works. Get a head start on next semester’s geometry. Prepare for upcoming exams. Or, if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, learn how fire-stick farming changes the landscape of Australia.

Whether you’re a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien trying to get a leg up in earthly biology — Khan Academy’s personalised learning library is available to you, for free.

– Learn anything, for free: Thousands of interactive exercises, videos, and articles at your fingertips. Study maths, science, economics, finance, grammar, history, government, politics, and much, much more.

Libby is the gateway to checking out free audiobooks and ebooks from your public library. More than 90 percent of the public libraries in North America buy at least some of their digital collection from OverDrive, the company behind Libby, and your library chooses which titles to make available inside Libby. Don’t have a library card? In some cases, you can apply for one directly through the app. “I get books delivered to my Kindle and phone for free from my local library.