What is this?
The Ultimate Free Stuff Compendium (UFSC) is a compilation of products (primarily software) that are available for free. It will be updated as new products are discovered by me or submitted at the source code repo. Open source/source available products are preferred.
- Open source. The source code is readily available or distributed with the product, and modification and redistribution is allowed.
- Source available. The source code is readily available or distributed with the product, but does not allow modification or redistribution.
- Closed source. The source code is not available.
- Contains features locked behind in-app payments, or subscriptions which add extra features or extend existing ones. Does not include software which is free for personal use but requires a license for commercial use.
— iconic 2D side-scrolling platformer. Kept alive by a dedicated community.
Cave Story Multiplayer
— online multiplayer version of the above game.
— modern yet familiar Tetris-esque online stacker game with a strong competitive scene.
— Markdown-based note recording app. Connections between notes and documents can be visualised as a spider diagram. Notes are saved locally, with a syncing service provided for a monthly charge.
Art, animation, and graphics
— digital art software with features such as comic panel layout and perspective guidelines.
DAWs & audio editors
— another music tracker software with support for over 50 sound chips and counting.
Media viewers & processors/Audio players
— plays music.
— fast GUI video and audio editor based on FFmpeg.
Power user utilities
— updated version of youtube-dl, a command line program for downloading videos from YouTube and a ton of other sites that has now become inactive.
— a free software compendium in its own right. All developed by one man.
— anti-bloatware and anti-spyware tool for Windows 10 and 11.
— collection of free textbooks and learning resources.