Open Source Apps: the Monster List: Page 11

Nearly 1,000 noteworthy open source downloads, including games, text editors, security apps, document management, SEO, desktop tools and much, much more.
Posted December 19, 2011

Cynthia Harvey

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Open Source Apps: Video Tools

909. Avidemux

Best for amateurs, Avidemux offers basic cutting, filtering and encoding capabilities. It also offers some task automation capabilities. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X, others

910. Cinelerra

This "movie studio in a box" invites users to "unleash the 50,000 watt flamethrower of content creation in your UNIX box." It offers many advanced compositing, editing and special effects features. Note that there is also a community version of the project at Operating System: Linux

911. DivXRepair

Experiencing problems playing AVI files? DivXRepair may be able to help. Operating System: Windows

912. DVD Flick

Not quite as full-featured as DVDx, DVD Flick focuses on allowing you to create DVDs from the videos on your PC. It supports more than 60 video codecs and 45 file formats. Operating System: Windows

913. DVDx

This powerful audio/video encoder can copy multimedia content to and from a wide variety of formats. It's easy to use, and the website includes a number of tutorials for popular uses, like copying a DVD to DivX or QuickTime files. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

914. FFDShow

This codec decodes numerous file formats. It provides excellent video quality while consuming few computing resources. Operating System: Windows

915. Kaltura Community Edition

Kaltura is home to a number of video-related projects, including a player, editor, widgets, processing, and much more. Their latest release is a Joomla extension that makes it easy to add video to your Joomla-based Web site. Operating System: OS Independent.

916. Kdenlive

Although primarily for home users, Kdenlive offers enough advanced features that its suitable for some professional projects. It's extremely versatile and makes it very easy to edit your video projects. Operating System: Linux, OS X

917. LiVES

LiVES (short for "LiVES is a Video Editing System") offers both non-linear editing and real-time editing capabilities for VJs. It's a professional-quality tool with an intuitive interface and advanced special effects. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

918. Miro

While most video players also play audio (and thus ended up in the multimedia category), this one just plays video. It's claim to fame is its support for HD, as well as its library of 6,000 free movies and TV shows. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

919. OpenShot Video Editor

Very popular with Linux users, OpenShot offers a simple, user-friendly interface, but doesn't skimp on features. Check out the website for videos showing this software in action. Operating System: Linux

920. VirtualDub

Not as full-featured as the other apps on this list, VirtualDub primarily offers video capture and processing capabilities for AVI files. Operating System: Windows

921. Windows Essentials Codec Pack

Having trouble playing a video file you've downloaded from the Internet? This download gives you the tools you need to play 99 percent of files available, including a simple media player. Operating System: Windows.


Open Source Apps: Virtualization

922. Xen

Used by many commercial cloud services, the Xen hypervisor is included in most Linux distributions and is also available as an appliance. Many commercial virtualization products, including the Citrix XenServer, are built on top of Xen. Operating System: Windows, Linux, Solaris, others

923. VirtualBox

VirtualBox offers virtualization for x86 and AMD64/Intel64 servers and desktops. Pre-built VirtualBox appliances are available for download from Oracle. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X, Solaris, others

924. OpenVZ

OpenVZ takes a different approach to virtualization: unlike VMware, VirtualBox and many other virtualization solutions which use VMs, OpenVZ offers container-based virtualization through VEs or VPSs. Commercial products based on OpenVZ are sold as Parallels Virtuozzo Containers. Operating System: Linux

925. KVM

Short for "Kernel-based Virtual Machine," KVM allows users to run multiple Linux or Windows virtual machines on a single server. Like Xen, it's included in many Linux distributions. Operating System: Windows, Linux


Open Source Apps: Vulnerability Assessment

926. BackTrack Linux

The "most widely adopted penetration testing framework in existence," BackTrack includes a complete Linux distribution with an up-to-date set of tools for penetration testing. Easy instructions for downloading it to a USB drive are included on the site. Operating System: Linux

927. Metasploit

Metasploit can be used both to determine any weakness in your network or by black or white hats to create new exploits. For less knowledgeable users, it's also now available in a commercial "Metasploit Express" penetration testing version with an easy-to-use GUI. Operating System: Windows, Unix

928. Nmap

Nmap (Network Mapper) is useful for monitoring which devices are connected to your network and for detecting possible security holes. It can run from the command line or a GUI, and also includes Ncat for debugging and data transfer and Ndiff for spotting the differences between two scans. It's also the open source equivalent of a movie star, having been featured in The Matrix Reloaded, Die Hard 4, The Bourne Ultimatum, and several other movies. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

929. Nikto

Nikto scans Web servers for thousands of dangerous files and server-specific problems. Optional automatic updates are available. Operating System: Windows, Mac, Linux, Unix, BSD

930. OpenVAS

Several years ago, the Nessus vulnerability scanner moved from an open source license to a proprietary one. OpenVAS is an open source fork that continues development of the original Nessus scanner. The scanner requires a feed of network vulnerability tests in order to work, but the project also includes an open source daily feed of more than 18,000 of such tests. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

931. Paros

This Java-based scanner intercepts all http and https data transmitted between server and client to help evaluate the security of Web applications. It includes a spider, proxy-chaining, intelligent scanning for XSS and SQL injections, and more. Operating System: OS Independent

932. Samurai

Find out how well your Web site will stand up to attack with this penetration testing framework. It incorporates a number of well-known open source tools, including e Fierce domain scanner, Maltego, WebScarab, ratproxy, w3af, burp, BeEF, AJAXShell and many others. Operating System: Linux.


Open Source Apps: VoIP

933. QuteCom

Formerly known as Wengo, this project enables free VoIP calls from one PC to another. This is still a developing project, so it's not as easy to use yet as Skype or some other VoIP solutions. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X


Open Source Apps: Web Analytics

934. HummingBird

Although it's still a pre-alpha release, this app is interesting for its ability to let you view your website visitor statistics in real time. It refreshes 20 times per second, giving you immediate insight into what's happening on your site. Operating System: Linux


Open Source Apps: Web Filtering

935. DansGuardian

DansGuardian runs on a Linux or OS X server to block objectionable content from any PC connected to the network (including Windows PCs). It uses URL and domain filtering, content phrase filtering, PICS filtering, MIME filtering, file extension filtering and POST limiting to block pornography and other content that you don't want your children or employees accessing. Operating System: Linux, OS X

936. iSAK

The "Internet Secure Access Kit" (iSAK) lets you view reports on what type of sites your users are visiting and when. Of course, it also gives you the option to block specific sites or categories of sites for security or to prevent access to objectionable sites. It also incorporates anti-virus and anti-spam protection. Operating System: Linux


Open Source Apps: Web Page Editors

937. Amaya

Originally developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in 1996, Amaya promotes two-way Web communication by incorporating both a Web page viewer and a Web page editor. It supports multiple Web languages, including HTML, CSS, XML, XHTML, MathML and SVG. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

938. Bluefish

Created with more experienced Web developers and designers in mind, Bluefish is a lightweight, fast editor that can be used with multiple programming languages, including HTML, PHP, Python, Ruby, JavaScript and others. Key features include a powerful search and replace function, side bar snippets, multiple document interface, unlimited undo/redo, and a spellchecker that supports many programming languages. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

939. BlueGriffon

First released this year, BlueGriffon uses Gecko, the same engine used by Mozilla products, so it makes it easy to see how your Web pages will look on Firefox. While the core software is free, several add-ons require a fee. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

940. Firebug

If you're comfortable editing code, Firebug is a fabulous tool for editing your Web pages live. It integrates with Firefox and makes it easy to search, edit, and find errors in your HTML, CSS, or JavaScript. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

941. KompoZer

KompoZer aims to make it easy for novices to create Web pages thanks to an intuitive Web file management system and an excellent WYSIWYG editor. The interface is similar to Dreamweaver's, and like BlueGriffon, it's powered by the Gecko engine. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

942. SeaMonkey

This "all-in-one Internet application suite" includes a Web browser, e-mail client, feed reader, chat client and HTML editor. It's powered by Mozilla source code, and has a large library of add-ons for more features. Operating System: Windows, Linux

943. XML Copy Editor

For XML only, this editor is lightweight and fast. It validates your code as you type and offers a simple, basic interface. Operating System: Windows, Linux


Open Source Apps: Web Servers

944. Apache HTTP Server

Used by 63 percent of all websites, Apache has been the most popular Web server for more than a decade. It prides itself on being secure, efficient and extensible. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

945. Apache Tomcat

Often used alongside the Apache HTTP server, Tomcat offers a "pure Java" HTTP web server for running Java code. Well-known websites that use Tomcat include Walmart, E*Trade, The Weather Channel and many others. Operating System: Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

946. AppServ

The goal of the App Serv project is simple: allow users to set up a Web server with Apache, MySQL and PHP in one minute or less. Note that this project originated in Thailand so some of the English documentation reads a little strange. Operating System: Windows, Linux

947. EasyPHP

EasyPHP lets you set up a WAMP (Windows, Apache, MySQL and PHP) environment on a system or a thumb drive in just minutes. It also includes optional modules for WordPress, Spip, PrestaShop, Drupal, Joomla, and other apps. Operating System: Windows

948. Nginx

Nginx (pronounced "engine X") is both an HTTP and a mail proxy server. Currently powering about 8 percent of all websites, it's the third most popular Web server. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

949. WampServer

This is another project that bundles together Apache, MySQL and PHP into an easy-to-install package. However, this one only supports Windows. Operating System: Windows

950. XAMPP

Most of them time when you want to install the Apache Web server, you'll also need other tools, like MySQL, PHP and Perl. This group of downloads bundles together all of those tools—along with a variety of other open source software that's helpful for running a Web server—in an easy-to-deploy package customized for each of the major operating systems. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X, Solaris

951. Z-WAMP

Another option for creating a portable WAMP stack, Z-WAMP aims to be lightweight and easy to install. Additional applications included in the package include Adminer, MongoDB Admin, MemCached, SQLite, eAccelerator, and Alternative PHP Cache (APC). Operating System: Windows


Open Source Apps: Wikis

952. DokuWiki

This simple-to-use wiki was designed for developer teams and other small groups. Key features include unlimited revisions, recent changes viewing, section editing, anti-spam capabilities, multiple language support and more. Operating System: OS Independent

953. FOSWiki

A split from the TWiki project, FOSWiki distinguishes itself with support of embedded macros to enhance content and allow end-users to create their own applications. The Web site includes considerable support for new users, as well as a number of extensions to the basic application. Operating System: OS Independent

954. MediaWiki

Because it's the software used by Wikipedia, MediaWiki should feel familiar to most users. It's scalability makes it a good choice for large wikis. Operating System: Windows, Linux/Unix, OS X

955. TikiWiki

TikiWiki calls itself "Groupware" because it offers features like blogs, forums, an image gallery, map server, bug tracker and feed reader to standard wiki capabilities. The software is completely open source, but support, consulting, hosting and other services are available through third-party partners listed on the site. Operating System: OS Independent

956. TWiki

As a structured wiki, TWiki combines the benefits of a wiki with the benefits of a database. It can be used for project management, document management, as a knowledge base, or to collaborate on virtually any type of content for intranets or the Internet. Operating System: OS Independent.

957. XWiki

XWiki combines an enterprise-grade wiki, a wiki manager (for those who have multiple wikis), a generic wiki platform and an RSS Reader. It's a second-generation wiki, meaning that it gives users the ability to create and deliver apps from within the wiki. Operating System: OS Independent.


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