Softwares List

I have been using a number of softwares for a variety of tasks and I keep searching for software (especially free and open source softwares- FOSS)
I do a lot of different kind of work with my computers so you will find a huge variety of softwares in this list
This is a list of softwares that I primarily use for the tasks mentioned (Software Type). Some of them are open-source while others are not.

I have also mentioned alternatives for some of the softwares.

You can search Google for more information on any of the softwares.

(Note:- This list includes both Windows and Linux softwares)


 Software Type
 Software Name
Alternative (s)
 Operating System
  •  GNU/Linux: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows 10
 Any Linux distribution, Free BSD
Office Suite
  • Microsoft Office 2013 Professional Plus
  • Libre Office 5
 WPS Office
 Web Browser
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Opera
 Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge
 Email Client
  • Microsoft Outlook 2013
  • Mozilla Thunderbird
 Geary (on Linux)
 Text Editor
  •  Notepad ++
  • Nano (terminal text editor)
  • Sublime Text (for writing small programs/scripts)
 Notepad, Vim (for real champs)
Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
  •  Java: Netbeans IDE
  • C/C++: CodeBlocks
  • Python: IDLE

 Eclipse, Dev C++, PyCharm, Visual Studio, Anjuta IDE

(I don’t recommend Turbo C++)

 Image Editor GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP)  Adobe Photoshop (obviously,duh!)
 2D Animation  Synfig Studio  Adobe Animate/Flash
 3D Modelling and Animation  Blender (my favorite ever)  Autodesk 3DS Max, Autodesk Maya
 Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)  FL Studio 12 Producer Edition  Ableton Live, Pro Tools
 Numerical Computation Scilab Matlab
 Symbolical Computation and Advanced Mathematical Analysis  SAGE Math  Wolfram Mathematica, Wolfram Alpha
 Network Simulation
  • GNS3
  • Cisco Packet Tracer
 Omnet ++
 Desktop Environment (Linux)  Lightweight Desktop Environment (LXDE)  GNOME,KDE,XFCE
 Data Analysis Software
  • Orange Python
  • Python Modules:- Numpy, Pandas and Matplotlib(for plotting)
 R Statistical, Microsoft PowerBI
 C/C++ Compiler  GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) : 5.4.0 (on Linux) and 7.2 (on Windows-MinGW)  Microsoft Visual C++
 Circuit Simulation
  • Proteus
 National Instruments(NI) Multisim
 Graphics Library
  •  Simple Fast Multimedia Layer (SFML)- C++
  • Visual Python
 SDL, Allegro, OpenGL, Direct X
Scientific and Numerical Computation Library
  •  Numpy, Scipy (Python)
  • Numeric JS (Javascript)
 GNU Scientific Library (GSL), Intel Math Kernel Library (MKL)