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Updated by Ivan Landuyt on Dec 21, 2015
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My favorite desktop applications

A list of my favorite professional desktop and mixed (desktop/online) applications. Many of them are chosen because they can be used in both a Windows and a Mac environment, offering me, both at work and home, the same files.

Lectora - eLearning Software

My favorite authoring suite for the development of e-courses.


Goalscape is a visual goal management software tool for smart goal setting and efficient goal management. Goalscape goal setting software tool is the best way to define, work on and reach your highest goals. Great for group discussions on goal setting too.


Bonita BPM Business Process Management suite allows to built easily process flow charts and allows building process-driven business applications. whether you're new to Bonita BPM or an expert user, a technical user or a manager/analyst.




A personal research assistant. Zotero is the only research tool that automatically senses content in your web browser, allowing you to add it to your personal library with a single click.

VUE - Visual Understanding Environment

The Visual Understanding Environment (VUE) is an Open Source project based at Tufts University. The VUE project is focused on creating flexible tools for managing and integrating digital resources in support of teaching, learning and research. VUE provides a flexible visual environment for structuring, presenting, and sharing digital information.

Doview - Visual strategic planning

DoView is the new, easy to use visual software for visual strategic planning, performance management, monitoring, evaluation, results base management and accountability, evaluation. Use it for strategy maps, logic models, program logics, outcomes models, means-ends diagrams




Bizagi is a Business process management software (BPM software) which provides leading process automation and workflow automation solutions to customers in all industries worldwide. Bizagi BPM Suite (BPMS) supports the business process life cycle through modeling, execution, management and continuous improvement, with the minimum amount of programming.

Tableau Public

For the visualization of data online and in an interactive way. Tableau Public is free to use as a start up.

DeskTop Author - eBook Software

Desktop Author is an ebook software for the electronic publishing industry. Create digital Brochures or eBrochures, eBooks, multi media presentations, photo album sand eCards,create quizzes, exams, tests, forms, and surveys. DeskTop Authoris Video, Audio, QuickTime VR and Flash enabled




XMind is the most professional and popular mind mapping tool. I use XMind to clarify thinking, manage complex information, run brainstorming and get work organized. Moreover it is open source and free to use.

Citavi - Reference Management

Citavi is a reference management software in support of your research. Only for Windows.

iMindMap - ThinkBuzan

ThinkBuzan - official site from Tony Buzan, inventor of Mind Mapping. iMindMap has a base edition that is free. The more elaborated version is payable. Ideal for clarity of thinking, brainstorming, learning, presentations and goal setting

Foxit reader

Quickly convert jpg, html and office files, word, powerpoint, excel to pdf with foxit pdf converter. Easily edit pdf files with Foxit pdf editor which is better than acrobat pdf editor. Try it now for free.


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Capture What You See. Capture an image of what you see on your computer screen with Jing. Simply select any window or region that you want to capture, mark up your screenshot with a text box, arrow, highlight or picture caption, and decide how you want to share it.

LastPass - Password Manager

LastPass is an online password manager and form filler that makes web browsing easier and more secure.