Endian offers an alternative to expensive security appliances. You can build your own appliance using this free software and any PC, or you can purchase an affordable appliance based on the same open source software from Endian. Operating System: Linux.
Similar to Endian, Untangle also offers free software or paid hardware appliances. Features include VPN, Web filter, virus blocker, spam blocker, intrusion prevention, spyware blocker, phish blocker and more. Operating System: Windows, Linux.
Very similar to Visio, Dia makes it easy for small business to create org charts, network diagrams, flowcharts and other simple charts and diagrams. It exports to several file formats, including EPS, SVG, XFIG, WMF and PNG. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.
Photoshop is an excellent tool for photo editing, but the high price puts it out of the reach of many small businesses. Gimp offers similar, professional-quality features, including retouching, distortion correction, painting, alpha channel support, layers, animation and more. Operating System: Windows, Linux.
Another program suitable for professional graphic designers, Inkscape offers high-quality vector graphics drawing and editing capabilities. The site also includes a library of free clip art if you need a starting point for your creations. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.
More than one million people use the open source version of OrangeHRM, "the world’s most popular Open Source Human Resource Management Software." The company also offers an SaaS version called OrangeHRM Live, as well as other paid services. Operating System: Windows, Linux, Unix, OS X.
49. Simple Invoices
Web-based Simple Invoices makes it easy to generate PDF invoices for your clients and reports for internal use. Hosting services are available through third-party providers listed on the site. Operating System: OS Independent.
Another Web-based option, Argentum tracks clients and time spent on projects as well as generating invoices. The company also offers a hosted service for just $10 per month. Operating System: OS Independent.
Designed for simplicity, Siwapp also offers a Web interface for generating PDF invoices. The site offers a helpful demo so you can see it in action. Operating System: OS Independent.
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