Free Resources

Heaven's Disciples uses the following free and/or open source software with some of its creative projects.

We enjoy being part of the open source community.

We are sharing this growing list of open source software that we use in case it may be of some benefit to our audiences.

Audio

Audacity

  • Audacity is a free and open-source digital audio recording and editing software, available for Windowos, macOS/OS X, and Unix-like systems.
Database

MySQL Database

MySQL Installer (MySQL on Windows) [Oracle]

MySQL Connectors [Oracle]

MySQL for Excel [Oracle]

MySQL for Visual Studio [Oracle]

MySQL Notifier [Oracle]

MySQL Shell [Oracle]

MySQL Workbench [Oracle]

Development / Computer Programming

Integrated Development Environments

Eclipse [Eclipse Foundation]

Visual Studio Community [Microsoft]

Languages > Java

Zulu (OpenJDK) [Azul Systems and Oracle]

ZuluFX (OpenJFX) [Azul Systems and Oracle]

Zulu Mission Control (JDK Mission Control) [Azul Systems and Oracle]

File Handling

Archivers

7-Zip

Graphics

3D Graphics

Blender

DAZ Studio [Daz3D]

Raster Graphics

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)

  • GIMP is a free and open source raster graphics editor used for image editing and retouching, free-form drawing, conversion between different image formats, and more specialized tasks.

Vector Graphics

Inkscape

Multimedia

OBS Studio (Open Broadcaster Software Studio)

  • OBS Studio is a free and open source cross-platform live streaming, screen recording , and video recording program built with Qt and maintained by the OBS Project.
  • There are versions for Windows, macOS and Linux distributions, such as Ubuntu.

VLC Media Player

  • VLC Media Player is a free and open source, portable, cross-platform media player and streaming media server developed by the VideoLAN project.
  • VLC is available for desktop operating systems and mobile platforms, such as Android, iOS, Tizen, Windows 10 Mobile and Windows Phone.
Office

LibreOffice

  • LibreOffice is a free and open-source office suite, a project of The Document Foundation.
  • It was forked from Apache OpenOffice in 2010, which was an open-sourced version of the earlier StarOffice.
Operating Systems

Linux

  • Linux is a family of open source Unix-like operating systems based on the Linux kernel, an operating system kernel first released on September 17, 1991 by Linus Torvalds. Linux is typically packaged in a Linux distribution.

Ubuntu Linux

  • Ubuntu is a free and open-source Linux distribution based on Debian.
  • Ubuntu is officially released in three editions: Desktop, Server, and Core.
  • All the editions can run on the computer alone, or e.g. in Windows.
  • Ubuntu is a popular operating system for cloud computing, with support for OpenStack.
Web and Internet

WordPress

  • WordPress is a free and open source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL.
  • 33.6% of all websites in the world use WordPress.
  • Features include 3rd-party plugins and themes.
  • It is most associated with blogging but supports other types of web content including more traditional mailing lists and forums, media galleries, online stores, and social networks.