I flop around a lot, since I have a lot of little projects that all have yet to really be ‘finished’.
Paint Tool Sai - 2D sketching, texturing, painting. The app is in some limbo between Corel Painter, The Gimp and MS Paint. I love it to death. Best painting app I’ve ever used (including Painter and photoshop).
Gimp - When I need to use filters or make a really precise image. Sai is a great tool for painting, but not great for graphic design or layout.
Blender - all 3D stuff and I’m playing around with the video editor.
Pencil - 2D animation. It’s nice.
Graphics Gale - Pixel Art and animation.
Inkscape - Vector stuff.
Musagi - Music for several of my projects. BAD ASS app. Hard to find, tho. Google should tell you where it lives, but it’s home has been recently offline, so I dunno where it might be found now. If you get a chance, I highly recommend playing about with it. It’s addictively simple yet you can get a lot of depth out of it.
Audacity - Foley, voicework. I use a couple other little apps, too, but they’re just little apps that make neat pings and beeps. One of them by Dr. Petter, the same guy who does Musagi. It’s a little tool that just randomly generates certain types of sounds meant to be used in games. Jump sounds, coin sounds, menu beeps and clicks, things like that. I use some of those in my animations. Probably a dozen similar apps out there that do similar things.
The stuff I work on varies a lot, and I’ve got a ton of little things I’m always flopping back and forth on, so some projects use some of these apps, some might use just one or two, one of them uses all of them… I have a couple 3D animation projects, a 2D animation project, a couple ongoing game things… I tend to get bored working on one thing for too long. I do plan to actually finish some of these things, tho. I just like experimenting, and as a result I have lots of little in-progress things rather than single big projects.
I should probably buckle down and focus on one thing until it’s finished and then do a second one, etc, but I’ve found it really hard to do. Maybe I should find some help to focus on things better…