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Free Software for Students

 List of free software tools for students


📌 Programming/Web Design/Database Tool :


📌 Study Groups:
  • Slack (Team Communication Tool)
  • Basecamp (Project management web app)
  • Mendeley (Manage & share research papers with your group)
  • Etherpad (Edit documents collaboratively in real time)
  • Team Viewer (Desktop sharing, file transfer, online meeting & more)


📌 Diagrams :
  • Microsoft Visio (Create & share professional diagrams to simplify information)
  • Lucidchart (Collaborate & work with groups to craete diagrams online)


📌 MindMaps :
  • VUE (Concept mapping tool to build & share presentations)
  • Mindnode (Easy mind mapping for Mac)


📌 Writing Papers :
  • LaTex (High quality writing system for research paper)
  • Jabref (Graphical bibliography reference manager for LaTex)
  • Lyx (Document processor based on LaTex)
  • Scribus  (Desktop Publishing Software)


📌 Reading :


📌 Citations :
  • Zotero (Collect, organize, cite & share your sources)


📌 Note Taking :
  • One Note (Microsoft's note taking software)
  • Libre Office (Docs,Spreadsheets,Presentation & More)
  • Open Office (Another Great alternative to microsoft office)
  • AbiWord (Microsoft office replacement)


📌 Design and Animation :
  • AutoDesk (Free 3D Design software, learning tools & programs)
  • Blender (3D Modeling, animation, rendering, video editing, game creation & more)
  • Scratch (Easily create interactive stories, animation & games)
  • Pencil 2D (To make 2D hand-drawn animations)


📌 Photo & Images :
  • Paint.net (Great alternative to MS Paint)
  • Gimp (Photo manipulation tool similar to adobe photoshop)
  • Draw.io (Online app for flowchart, diagrams & more)
  • Google Photos (Backup, oragnize, label & share your photos)
  • IrfanView (Bundle of tools to enhance photo editing work)


📌 Audio & Composition :
  • Audacity (Cross platform software for multi-track recording & editing)
  • Ardour (Digital audio workstation for musicians)
  • MuseScore (Notate, compose & print music scores)
  • FreeRip (Conver your CDs for mp3 for music listiening)


📌 Video Editing : 
  • OpenShot (Open source non-linear video editing software)
  • KdenLive (Powerful multi-track video editor)
  • LightWorks (Professional video editor used in popular movies)


📌 Media Player :
  • VLC (Play media from your device & PC or Stream it from the web)
  • Open Broadcaster (Video recording & live streaming)
  • XviD (Expand the number of playable video formats on your computer)
  • Spotify


📌 Security Tool FOR PC :


📌 PC Optimization Tool :


📌 Storage :


📌 Screen Recorder :


📌 File Management :
  • PDF Creator (Convert any printable document to PDF format)
  • PanDoc (Convert Docs from HTML, LaTex to XML, PDF, ePUB & more)
  • PDF SAM (Merge, split, rotate, mix, edit & sign PDF files)
  • ClipX (Clipboard manager that stores your clipboard history)
  • Snipping Tool++ (Take screenshot, annotate & export them in your chosen format)
  • Stuffit Expander (File extractor & decompression tool)
  • 7Zip (Compress & decompress heavy files)
  • Duplicate Finder (Search duplicate file & remove them)
  • CloneZilla (Backup & restore your hard drive)


📌 Oragnization Tool :
  • Todoist (Cross platform tool for managing tasks)
  • Trello (Visual collaboration tool for planning tasks & projects)
  • TreeSheets (Note manager structure like tree)
  • SeoNotes (Keep all your information organized in a single file)


📌 Password :
  • Keepass (Manage all your passwords in a secure way)
  • Password Safe (Make a secured & encrypted username/password list)


📌 Email & Web :
  • ThunderBird (Manage & access your email from your desktop)
  • Chrome (Internet explorer replacement)
  • Firefox (Internet explorer replacement)
  • Tor (Surf the web securely & anonymously)


📌 Finances :
  • GNU Cash (Personal & small business financial accounting program)