Throughout the years, I have come across good and bad programs for development. Like anyone, I keep the gems I find and throw away the bad ones. This is my archive collection of programs that are free to use and have lent themselves great value to me. I have a particular fondness of programs that are free to use because the lifespan of that program relies solely on its usefulness. I have found these types of programs to be very useful to someone just starting out or to professionals trying to keep overhead costs low. Mainstream programs are easy to find and get a lot of press, but there are some unsung hero programs out there, and these are some of them.


Atom

Atom is a free and open-source text and source code editor for macOS, Linux, and Microsoft Windows with support for plug-ins written in Node.js, and embedded Git Control, developed by GitHub. Atom is a desktop application built using web technologies.

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Bootstrap

Bootstrap is a free and open-source CSS framework directed at responsive, mobile-first front-end web development. It contains CSS- and JavaScript-based design templates for typography, forms, buttons, navigation and other interface components.

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W3 Schools

W3Schools is an educational website for learning web technologies online. Content includes tutorials and references relating to HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JSON, PHP, Python, AngularJS, SQL, Bootstrap, Node.js, jQuery, XQuery, AJAX, XML, and Java.

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OpenOffice

Apache OpenOffice is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.

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1001 Fonts

1001 Fonts is a site that you can go to pick out the perfect font for your project. It also has free commercial use fonts if you need to get a new font for a commercial use.

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Pixabay

Pixabay is a vibrant community of creatives, sharing copyright free images, videos and music. All contents are released under the Pixabay License, which makes them safe to use without asking for permission or giving credit to the artist - even for commercial purposes.

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Iconify

All collections listed below are released by their authors with some kind of free or open source license. Collections include popular glyph fonts, SVG icon sets and several Emoji sets.

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Color Calculator

Color Calculator is a web-based tool created by Sessions.edu that helps to easily find aesthetically pleasing colors to a given color. There are 6 harmony options: Complementary, Monochromatic, Analogous, Split Complementary, Triadic, and Tetradic.

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Google's Mobile-Friendly Test

Mobile Friendly Test is a tool that allows you to easily carry out a mobile site test telling about a website's score in terms of mobile responsiveness. Just like Google mobile friendly test, the tool is inspired to calculate the score that Google does.

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Circuit Maker

CircuitMaker is electronic design automation software for printed circuit board designs targeted at the hobby, hacker, and maker community. CircuitMaker is available as freeware, and the hardware designed with it may be used for commercial and non-commercial purposes without limitations.

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Convert

Convert is a free and easy to use unit conversion program that will convert the most popular units of distance, temperature, volume, time, speed, mass, power, density, pressure, energy, and many others, including the ability to create custom conversions!

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FileZilla

FileZilla is a free software, cross-platform FTP application, consisting of FileZilla Client and FileZilla Server. Client binaries are available for Windows, Linux, and macOS, server binaries are available for Windows only.

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