Free software for Home use

While working at home, we are mindful that not all students will have access to Word, Excel and other software we have at school.  All students/staff can access Google for free equivalents via their Grace Academy accounts.

Google Docs / Sheets / Slides / Drawings

Other free software you can use at home

Libreoffice (Free equivalent to Word, Excel etc)

https://www.libreoffice.org/download/download/

LibreOffice is a powerful and free office suite, a successor to OpenOffice(.org), used by millions of people around the world. Its clean interface and feature-rich tools help you unleash your creativity and enhance your productivity. LibreOffice includes several applications that make it the most versatile Free and Open Source office suite on the market: Writer (word processing), Calc (spreadsheets), Impress (presentations), Draw (vector graphics and flowcharts), Base (databases), and Math (formula editing).

Inkscape (Like Illustrator – Vector graphics drawing)

https://inkscape.org/release/inkscape-0.92.4/

Inkscape is an open-source vector graphics editor similar to Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, Freehand, or Xara X. What sets Inkscape apart is its use of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), an open XML-based W3C standard, as the native format.

Krita (more for comic book/anime painting)

https://krita.org/en/download/krita-desktop/

The Krita community aims to make Krita the best painting application for cartoonists, illustrators, and concept artists.

GIMP (Like Photoshop)

https://gimp.org/downloads/

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

Scribus (Publisher)

https://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Download

Scribus is free and open-source desktop publishing (DTP) software available for most desktop operating systems. It is designed for layout, typesetting, and preparation of files for professional-quality image-setting equipment. Scribus can also create animated and interactive PDF presentations and forms. Example uses include writing newspapers, brochuresnewslettersposters, and books.

Anki (Free Flash card software)

https://apps.ankiweb.net/

Anki is a program which makes remembering things easy. Because it’s a lot more efficient than traditional study methods, you can either greatly decrease your time spent studying, or greatly increase the amount you learn.

Anyone who needs to remember things in their daily life can benefit from Anki. Since it is content-agnostic and supports images, audio, videos and scientific markup (via LaTeX), the possibilities are endless.

Audacity (Audio editing)

https://www.audacityteam.org/

Audacity is an easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems.
Developed by a group of volunteers as open source.

Kdenlive (Video Editing)

https://kdenlive.org/en/download/

Kdenlive is an open source video editor.  Our software was designed to answer most needs, from basic video editing to professional work.

Kdenlive is developed by a small team and new contributors are welcome.

Ardour (Multi-Track Recording Studio)

https://ardour.org/

Record, Edit, and Mix on Linux, macOS and Windows