Software for Making

(curated by David Malpica)

See also Make Magazine's "Software for Makers" guide (PDF attached as a file below - scroll to the bottom)
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3DC.io 3D 3D modeling tool for children on iOS/Android/Chromebook/Web https://3dc.io/ 
3DprinterOS 3D Printing Management Manage 3D printers, designs and users from a centralized cloud platform 3DprinterOS 
3D Tin 3D discontinued - web based 3D modeling http://www.3dtin.com/ 
ACS Logo Programming Logo for OSX http://www.alancsmith.co.uk/logo/ 
Ardublock Programming blocks-based programming for Arduino (plugin) http://blog.ardublock.com/engetting-started-ardublockzhardublock/ 
Ardublock (Sparkfun Version) Programming Limited feature Ardublock for users of the Sparkfun Digital Sandbox Kit https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/digital-sandbox-experiment-guide/setting-up-arduino-and-ardublock 
Arduino Programming physical computing http://www.arduino.cc 
Artisan plugin for Sketchup 3D sculpting tools for Sketchup http://extensions.sketchup.com/en/content/artisan-organic-toolset 
Audacity Audio audio editing http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ 
Autodesk Formit 3D web-based 3D modeling http://formit360.autodesk.com/app 
BeetleBlocks Programming Design 3D shapes with drag and drop code http://beetleblocks.com/ 
Blender 3D free CAD software http://www.blender.org/ 
BlocksCAD Programming Design 3D shapes with drag and drop code https://www.einsteinsworkshop.com/outreach/blockscad 
Bootstrap Programming, Algebra Programming Games with Algebra http://www.bootstrapworld.org/ 
Boxy SVG 2D Vector Online SVG Editor https://boxy-svg.com/main.html#download 
CADspan 3D convert any CAD model to a file for 3D printing http://www.cadspan.com/ 
Codebender Programming Cloud based Arduino programming environment. Works with Chromebooks. https://codebender.cc/ 
Cyberduck Internet Protocol Software for SSF, websites and other http://cyberduck.ch/ 
Dropbox Cloud Storage cloud storage http://www.dropbox.com/ 
EarSketch Programming Learn Computer Science by Making Music http://earsketch.gatech.edu/landing/ 
Embrio Programming Visual programming for Arduino http://www.embrio.io/ 
Enchanting Programming Scratch clone for NXT Enchanting 
Flattery 3D to 2D to 3D Sketchup plugin to generate foldable shapes http://www.pumpkinpirate.info/flattery/ 
Freeform 2D Vector vector graphics for iPad https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/freeform-the-vector-drawing/id364875544?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 
Fritzing Circuit Design visual editor for circuits/physical computing http://fritzing.org/download/ 
Gimp 2D Bitmap open-source Photoshop alternative http://www.gimp.org/ 
iCircuit Circuit Design circuit simulations for iPad iCircuit 
iDraw 2D Vector vector drawing app for iPad and Mac http://www.indeeo.com/idraw/ 
Inkscape 2D Vector open-source Illustrator alternative http://inkscape.org 
Javagami Papercraft designing paper models using polyhedra http://l3d.cs.colorado.edu/~ctg/projects/hypergami/JavaGami.html 
KISSlicr (Pro) 3D Printing Slicing for 3D printing http://kisslicer.com/ 
LightBlue Bean Programming Program Arduino from iPad or Android (works with LightBlue Bean Bluetooth enabled Arduino) http://legacy.punchthrough.com/bean/ 
MakerWare 3D Makerbot 3D printing  http://www.makerbot.com/makerware/ 
mBlock Programming Scratch mod for mBots, Arduinos and others http://mblock.cc/ 
Meshlab 3D 3D model editing tool http://meshlab.sourceforge.net/ 
Method 2D Vector Online SVG editor http://editor.method.ac/ 
Microworlds Programming  http://www.microworlds.com/ 
Mind+ Programming Flow based visual programming for Arduino http://www.mindplus.cc/ 
ModelMaker 3D + 2D A simple 3D modeling and unfolding for cutting app http://www.maketolearn.org/explore/tutorials/modelmaker/ 
Modkit Programming blocks based programming for physical computing http://www.modk.it/download 
n-e-r-v-o-u-s.com 3D Generative Design https://n-e-r-v-o-u-s.com/tools/ 
Netfabb 3D 3D model editing and repair tool http://www.netfabb.com 
Octoprint 3D Printing Management "The snappy web interface for your 3D printer" Ocotprint 
OpenJSCAD 3D Java based web openscad http://openjscad.org/ 
OpenSCAD 3D parametric 3D design tool http://www.openscad.org/ 
OpenSCAD (web version) 3D web based openscad http://www.fabfabbers.com/openscad/ 
Paint.net 2D Bitmap Free photoshop replacement (Windows only) http://www.getpaint.net/ 
Pencil Animation 2D animation http://www.pencil-animation.org/ 
Pencilcode Programming online turtle programming with blocks pencilcode.net 
Pixlr Editor 2D Bitmap Chrome based web app http://apps.pixlr.com/editor/ 
Plot.ly Programming streaming and visualizing data from Arduino and Raspberry Pi https://plot.ly/learn/ 
Processing Programming programming, very visual https://processing.org/download/ 
Reconstructme 3D 3D scanning software http://reconstructme.net/ 
Repetier 3D Printing drives 3D printers, e.g. Printrbots http://www.repetier.com/ 
ReplicatorG 3D Printing for 3D printing http://replicat.org/ 
Rhino 3D 3D modeling/CAD http://www.rhino3d.com/ 
Scratch Programming blocks-based programming http://scratch.mit.edu 
Scratch4Arduino Programming using Scratch to program Arduinos http://s4a.cat/ 
ScratchX Programming This version of Scratch supports experimental extensions http://scratchx.org/ 
Sculptris 3D 3D sculpting http://pixologic.com/sculptris/ 
Sense 3D 3D scanning http://cubify.com/en/Products/Sense 
Simplify3D 3D Printing All-in-one 3D printing software https://www.simplify3d.com/ 
Skanect 3D 3D scanning sfotware http://skanect.occipital.com/ 
Sketchup  3D + 2D Free 3D and 2D design http://www.sketchup.com/products/sketchup-make 
Sketchup to SVG plugin 3D to 2D to 3D to convert 3D models into 2D SVG shapes http://simonbeard.github.io/sketchup-svg-outline-plugin/ 
Slic3r 3D Printing 3D slicing software http://slic3r.org/ 
Smoothie-3D 3D Photo to 3D software. Untested as of 2/7/2015. http://www.smoothie-3d.com/site/page_index.php 
Snap 4 Arduino Programming (currently in alpha, so may be buggy!) http://s4a.cat/snap/ 
Terrain2STL 3D 3D print Google Maps topography http://jthatch.com/Terrain2STL/ 
TextMate Programming for editing code http://macromates.com/ 
Tickle Programming Control physical devices with block programming - iOS http://www.tickleapp.com/ 
Tinkercad (Autodesk) 3D web-based 3D modeling https://tinkercad.com/ 
Turtle Art Programming Logo with blocks http://turtleart.org 
Zotebook 2D + 3D Streamlined CAD iOS app for cutting and 3D printing http://blankslatesystems.com/ 
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