My personal top programs of 2011
In case you didn’t notice it’s already 2012!
Time to honor my personal top programs of 2011. Yeah I am a bit late, this is usually done before the end of the year.. but I had to think about it very carefully! *caught*
Top Coloriser – Krita
Krita, what a wonderful painting and illustration suite. I am not an artist but this program really feels like this is how a painting program should be. I even brought a graphics tablet for it. And even if you don’t know what to draw, or can’t draw at all, playing around with the different brushes is fun enough :)
Top Underdog – Calligra Words
Calligra Words, it was so much fun watching how much it has improved since koffice. It’s not perfect yet, but it already displays *.docx way better than LibreOffice (compared to LibreOffice 3.4.3, “for my needs, may be different for you”). The editing part currently doesn’t seem as good, but I am sure it will improve 2012 a lot!
Top Playground – Blender
Yeah not a KDE program, but really worth mentioning. Blender, also improved a lot since 2.4, I would say since 2.5 its finally “useable” for me. I only use it for playing around, first for physic simulations and since 2.61 it offers more nice features like cycles. Again I am no artist, but I am sure a real artist could do amazing things with blender. Here is a little evening project (with the help of a nice tutorial) which was fairly easy to do in blender 2.61 (blender internal render, no cycles).
If you don’t like my personal top XYZ of the year, or have some more, feel free to leave a comment :)
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