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Olive

Video Editor.


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UltraOutliner

Unusual Russian tool for designing interactive narratives or story plots. You enter characters, and locations and plot points, linking them together.

At the end, you can export as a .csv file. 


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Hologram

Hologram is a pioneer Desktop app that let you create and prototype WebVR in interactive and fun way. It requires no previous coding knowledge, so anybody can start designing cool VR experiences. It only takes a few steps. Google Blocks Built-in.


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Spark AR

A desktop tool with which you can create 3D Augmented Reality apps that do face tracking and other cool AR features. You can create interactive patches using a visual flow language or code in Javascript.


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Sunvox

Make music with visual flow diagram programming. Amazing.


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PraxisLive

Visual creative coding.


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Krita

Wonderful image editor


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Eyejack

An app with which to make AR (Mac)


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Inkscape

Fabulous vector image editor.


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Ink

Create textual interactive narrative adventure games easily.


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Cyril

Create audio visualisations with simple coding. Perfect for a VJ because audio-responsive code is built in.


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FireAlpaca

Wonderful image editor


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DragonBones

Open-source animation tool for Mac and Windows


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MediaBangPaintPro

Wonderful image editor

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Orca

"Esoteric" generative music coding tool. Can be a challenge to set up, it works with midi, but is so intriguing to use.


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Wotja

Amazing tool to generate ambient music.


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OpenRNDR

A bit like Processing, a java-based creative coding enviroment


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Pure Data

Pure data is a visual programming tool to manipulate audio, images and videos. This is the free alternative to Max/MSP.


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Blurb

Create a book, photobook, ebook etc


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Isadora

Visual coding to create amazing visual effects and project mapping projects.


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Runway

Machine Learning as an "easy to use" online service.


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Electric Zine Maker

Pay your own price for this great downloadable zine-making app. This has to be the winner of THE CRAZIEST APP ever. It's really good fun. 

 


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UVI Workstation

This free desktop app can make some interesting noises, and if you use the arpeggiator (ARP) then you can create almost ambient loops.


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Open Refine

A tool to clean up your messy or disorganised data files.


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Processing

Loved by data scientists and artists, this editor lets you code fabulous things


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SoundPlant

Amazing tool to "play" a collection of samples whilst manipulating them.


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VDMX

VJ mixing tool. Free to use, but $349 to save your work.


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Touch Designer

Visual coding to create amazing visual effects and project mapping projects.

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Audacity

Audio editor with loads of effects.


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Luna

Visual coding tool. Data-processing language.


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Pencil 2D

Lovely desktop animation tool with onion skinning.


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Storyboarder

Brilliant storyboard tool. Plan your next movie.


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Livecode

Fabulous tool to create mobile and desktop apps, like Powerpoint but with code.