Software Recommendations

On this page I recommend only software which I personally use and think is good and I always recommend free software if good free options are available.

Raster graphics editor

I have used GIMP and is a freeware raster graphics editor for Windows. Please don’t confuse it with the Microsoft Paint. is a lot better than MS Paint and I still find it is easy to use compared to GIMP which has a bit of a learning curve.


GIMP is a free and open-source (GPLv3+ licensed) raster graphics editor for Windows, Linux, Mac OS, BSD, and Solaris. GIMP is very feature-rich and I highly recommend it but in my experience, it takes some more time to learn than So if you are looking for something quick and easy perhaps is the better option for you.

Screen recording

OBS Studio

Video Editing

DaVinci Resolve

This is a professional tool and has a learning curve to it. There is a free fully featured version which is very nice. You can download it here.

HitFilm Express

HitFilm Express has most of the features for free which you would hope for. If you have used Windows Movie Maker before and are looking for more features this might be a good choice. It’s quite a bit easier to start with compared to DaVinci Resolve.

You can download HitFilm Express here.

Windows Movie Maker

Easy to learn and free. A good place to start from if you don’t need that many features.

This article explains how to install windows movie maker now that it’s no longer available for download directly via Microsoft.


LosslessCut is an easy tool to just do a rough cut quickly. Have used it in some cases that I don’t want to spend time on editing and know that there is some very simple cutting I just need to quickly do.

Simple and ultra fast cross platform tool for lossless trimming/cutting of video and audio files. Great for saving space by rough cutting your large video files taken from a video camera, GoPro, drone, etc.

Archimate modeling

ArchiMate (originally from Architecture-Animate) is an open and independent enterprise architecture modeling language to support the description, analysis and visualization of architecture within and across business domains[ in an unambiguous way.



Archi is a free and open-source visual-modeling and design tool for creating ArchiMate models and modeling sketches.

You can download it on the Archi web site.

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