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Suggested Tools

This page contains a list of tools which I have found useful. Unless stated otherwise, each of these is Open Source and will run on Linux, Windows and iOS platforms

BiBTeX Editor JabRef  
Calendar Lightning Addon to Thunderbird
Database MariaDB
Replacement for MySQL; also consider PostgreSQL
Desktop Publishing Scribus  
Graph Drawing GnuPlot  
Mail Client Thunderbird Use IMAP
Mind Mapping FreeMind  
Network Visualisation Gephi Exploratory analysis tool
Office Suite
LibreOffice Wordprocessor, spreadsheet, slides, database
Statistical Package R  
Text Editor Vim  
Virtualizer VirtualBox Hypervisor; may not support Apple guests
Web Browser Firefox