3rd Party Software

The following list provides links to some amazing tools we like. Not only are they excellent, but most of them are either open source and/or free!

If you like these programs, please be sure to donate to the developers. They work very hard to make sure you get the best possible product and get it for free.



Scribus is an Open Source program that brings professional page layout with a combination of press-ready output and new approaches to page design.

Underneath a modern and user-friendly interface, Scribus supports professional publishing features, such as color separations, CMYK and spot colors, ICC color management, and versatile PDF creation.

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Blender is a free and Open Source 3D computer graphics software product used for creating animated films, visual effects, art, 3D printed models, interactive 3D applications and video games. Blender‘s features include 3D modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging and skinning, fluid and smoke simulation, particle simulation, soft body simulation, sculpting, animating, match moving, camera tracking, rendering, video editing and compositing. Alongside the modelling features it also has an integrated game engine.

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Ubuntu is one of the world’s most widely used Linux distributions and was selected to be included in Sol laptops. It is fast, secure and stylishly simple, the Ubuntu operating system is used by 20 million people worldwide every day.

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Google Web Designer


Design websites and create HTML5 animations with Google’s very own free web-publishing software. The Google Web Designer is free but it packs many features which allow you to achieve excellent results and beautiful websites.

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Sublime Text 2


Quite possibly one of the best and most convenient text editors built for serious programmers in mind. Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose. You’ll love the slick user interface, extraordinary features and amazing performance.

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VLC Player


VLC media player (commonly known as VLC) is a portable, free and open-source, cross-platform media player and streaming media server written by the VideoLAN project.  VLC media player supports many audio and video compression methods and file formats, including DVD-Video, video CD and streaming protocols. It is able to stream over computer network and to transcode multimedia files.

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