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Open-Access Resources

Calibre E-book Management

Open-access tool
An open-source application for Mac, Windows, and Linux that aims to be the one stop solution for all your e-book needs.

LibreOffice Foundation

Open-access organization
LibreOffice offers a suite of free and open source office software that is compatible with many widely used document file types including spreadsheets, presentations and writing documents.

Standard Notes

Open-access tool
Standard Notes is an simple open-source private notes app that features end-to-end encryption, powerful extensions, and an open document standard.

Firefox Web Browser

Open-access tool
An open-source web browser supported by the non-profit Mozilla Foundation.

GNU Image Manipulation Program

Open-access tool
The GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a powerful, free, open-source alternative to proprietary software such as Adobe Photoshop and Sketch.


Open-access tool
An open-source spaced repetition flashcard app similar to Anki and SuperMemo, but simpler.

Ubuntu Linux

Open-access tool
The most popular and easy-to-use free, open-source alternative to proprietary operating systems like Microsoft Windows and Mac OS.


Open-access tool
MediaWiki is a free and open-source wiki engine written in PHP. It was developed for use on Wikipedia, and remains in use on Wikipedia and almost all other Wikimedia sites.

Matomo Analytics

Open-access tool
A drop-in replacement for Google Analytics that’s open-source and respects users’ privacy.


Open-access tool
Free, cross-platform, open-source desktop publishing software.

Internet Archive

History keeping organization
Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library offering free access to millions of books, movies, computer programs, and musical works, as well as an archive of 349 billion web pages.

Thunderbird Email Client

Open-access tool
A free, open-source, cross platform email client.

uBlock Origin

Open-access tool
A powerful, open-source blocker for Chromium and Firefox that keeps advertisements and trackers at bay. Unlike other popular ad blockers, uBlock origin does not accept money to whitelist certain ads.

Inkscape Vector Graphics Editor

Open-access tool
Inkscape is a free and open source professional quality vector graphics software which runs on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows desktop computers.