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Things I Use

Software Applications

3D Modeling

  • Blender Digital Media students must use this, free. Windows/Mac/Linux


Audio Editing

  • Audacity Digital Media students must use this, free. Windows/Mac/Linux


  • Dropbox Best application of the 21st century. Windows/Mac/Linux/iPhone/iPad/others


Data Backup

  • GFI Backup Great backup software for Windows
  • CrashPlan Slow but free and effective backup for Windows/Mac/Linux/Solaris

Digital Image Editing

  • GIMP Digital Media students must use this, free. Windows/Mac/Linux
  • Inkscape Vector Graphics editor, free. Digital Media students must use this. Windows/Mac/Linux

DVD Tools


  • Truecrypt Excellent. Free. Windows/Mac/Linux
  • PGP Co$t$. Used it on Mac and Windows. My experience has been positive but a few scary experiences as well.

File Management and Synchronization

  • Total Commander Best File Management utility ever. Bought it in 1999 and receiving free updates since.

Mail clients

  • Thunderbird Best open-source mail client for Windows/Mac/Linux. Free.

Media Player

Note Taking and Organization

  • Evernote Your Online Brain. Free. Windows/Mac/Linux/iPhone/iPad
  • OmniFocus Mac and iOS devices only. Outstanding task and project management.

PDF Reader

Remote Connectivity

  • TeamViewer I can connect and control my Windows/Mac/Linux machines. Excellent program!


  • VirtualBox Free. Windows/Mac/Linux/Solaris. Oracle bought it from Sun and continues to support it.
  • VMware Fusion I use Fusion on my Macs, love it!. Supports Windows/Mac/others

Personal tools