Tommy Downs

Tommy Downs

A Servant of Jesus Christ

Favorite Software

This is all libre, free, open source software. Which means it’s free to download obviously, but also that the code is available for anyone to edit and improve upon. They’re also usually cross-platform, which is nice since I run GNU/Linux.


  • Blender - 3D modeling, animation, and video editor
  • Gimp - Photo manipulation
  • Krita - Photo manipulation and digital painting. Also runs on Android if you’re like me and do everything on your phone.
  • MyPaint - Digital painting
  • Inkscape - Vector graphics editor


  • Ardour - Digital Audio Workstation (The official binary costs money, but you can compile it yourself or get it from somewhere else)
  • Audacity - Audio Editor


  • FFmpeg - A command line based, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video.



  • Vim - Advanced modal text editor
  • Git - Version Control System
  • LaTeX - High Quality Typesetting System
  • Lilypond - Music Typesetting Markup

Android Apps

  • F-Droid - App store for open source apps
  • Newpipe - Alternative Youtube browser. Downloading, external players, and no ads. (F-Droid)
  • Andbible - Offline Bible App (F-droid or Google Play)
  • Voice - Minimalistic Audio Book Player (F-droid or Google Play)
  • Termux - A linux environment on your phone.

Operating Systems