Freeware & Open Source Software (FOSS)
Our constantly updated monthly software range distributes apps and other software legally to members, including:
- Apple-Q HowTo Tutorials,
- Apple software updates,
- freeware and open source,
- demonstration apps.
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):
Used to create our Apple-Q HowTo Tutorials.
LibreOffice is a free and powerful office suite, and a successor to OpenOffice.org (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 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.
Used for all of our image editing.
GIMP (see above) with lots of additional plug-ins including G’mic.
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
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.
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.
There are a lot of ways to approach burning discs. Burn keeps it simple, but still offers a lot of advanced options.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 free and open-source project behind Google Chrome (without tracking and spyware)
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.
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.
Runs out Apple-Q-Cloud web Site.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
SuperDuper is the wildly acclaimed program that makes recovery painless, because it makes creating a fully bootable backup painless. Free & Paid versions.
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.
small application which allows you to thoroughly uninstall unwanted apps.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Protect your Mac against viruses and other malware, plus strengthen your online privacy and security with easy-to-use advanced features.