Open Source Apps: the Monster List: Page 6

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
By

Cynthia Harvey


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Open Source Apps: Gateway Security Appliance

519. Endian Firewall Community

Like Untangle, the open source version of Endian allows you to turn an older PC into a gateway security appliance. It includes a firewall, anti-virus, anti-spam, Web content filtering, a VPN and more. Operating System: Linux

520. Untangle

With Untangle, you can turn an old PC in to an appliance that protects your privacy and secures your network (or you can purchase a pre-configured appliance directly from the company). It's currently used by more than 1.7 million people at more than 30,000 organizations around the world. Operating System: Linux

521. NetCop UTM

Available as either a free open source download for up to five concurrent users or in an enterprise version for unlimited users, NetCop offers the same functions as Endian and Untangle and the commercial UTMs. However, it is not available as a pre-configured appliance. Operating System: Linux.

 

Open Source Apps: Genealogy

522. GenealogyJ

This Java-based genealogy app lets you view family information as a family tree, in a table, on a timeline, or by geographic location. It's appropriate both for people looking for a hobby and more serious historians. Operating System: OS Independent

523. Gramps

If tracing your genealogy is your idea of a good time, you might enjoy this app which also has one of the most fun acronyms ever—Gramps is short for "Genealogical Research and Analysis Management Programming System." Not only is the tool itself helpful, but the site also include more than 1,000 pages of content about tracking your relatives. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

524. PhpGedView

Working on your family tree? PhpGedView makes it easy to collaborate online with the rest of your family to trace your genealogy. Note that you'll need your own Web server in order to set it up. Operating System: OS Independent

 

Open Source Apps: Geography/GPS

525. Marble

Another KDE app, Marble is a combination atlas/virtual globe that integrates with Wikipedia so that students can learn more about places that interest them. It also includes topographic maps, a satellite view, street maps, earth at night and temperature and precipitation maps, and many teachers find it useful in the classroom. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

526. WorldWind

WorldWind was originally packaged to be very similar to Google Earth. The link here takes you to an SDK that allows you to incorporate WorldWind into your own apps. It also includes links to several interesting apps that use WorldWind. Operating System: OS Independent

 

Open Source Apps: Graphics Editors

527. Art of Illusion

This 3D modeling and rendering software isn't as full-featured as Maya (or Blender), but it's capabilities are robust enough for beginners and amateurs. The interface is fairly easy to use and it has good online documentation, including some tutorials. Operating System: OS Independent

528. Blender

Suitable for professionals, Blender is a free open source 3D content creation suite. It includes tools for 3D modeling, shading, animation, rendering and compositing. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

529. Dia

If you need to outline the steps necessary for a project, create a system diagram or draw an org chart, Visio is for you. It supports common graphic file formats, as well as a space-saving custom XML format. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

530.Gimp

Short for "GNU Image Manipulation Program," GIMP is a professional-quality image manipulation program that's intuitive enough for amateurs to use. It includes a full suite of painting and image re-touching tools, layers and channels, sub-pixel sampling, quickmask, file format conversion tools, animation capabilities and much more. For the Windows version, you'll need to download Gimp-win. Operating System: Windows, Linux

531.Inkscape

Another tool for graphics professionals, Inkscape is a vector graphics drawing program with many advanced features. The Inkscape website also includes links to a library of open source clip art that you can use freely in your illustrations. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

532. K-3D

Another 3D modeling and animation option, K-3D claims it "excels at polygonal modeling, and includes basic tools for NURBS, patches, curves and animation." Like Art of Illusion, it's suitable for amateurs. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

534. Pencil

Pencil lets you create traditional 2D animations using your computer. It's best for home users and hobbyists who love the look of the old-school cartoons. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

535. Pixelitor

Similar to Photoshop and the open source graphics program Gimp, Pixelitor lets users perform advanced editing of photos and graphics. And because it's Java-based, it works on multiple platforms. Operating System: OS Independent.

 

Open Source Apps: Human Resource Management (HRM)

536. Open Applicant

Open Applicant helps HR professionals and hiring managers sort through potential candidates to find the best applicant for a job. The application is free to download, but enterprise level support, customization, an SaaS version, and other services can be purchased from the company. Operating System: OS Independent

537. Orange HRM

With more than 1 million users, Orange claims to be the "world’s most popular Open Source Human Resource Management Software." It tracks time and attendance, leave, recruiting performance, and employee information, and it's also available in an SaaS version. Operating System: Windows, Linux, Unix, OS X

538. WaypointHR

While not as mature as Orange, Waypoint also tracks employee records, pay, performance, leave and other HR information. Also, like Orange, it's available in a hosted "On Demand" version. Operating System: OS Independent

 

Open Source Apps: Instant Messaging

539. Adium

Pidgin (see below) doesn't work on a Mac, but this nearly identical app does. Operating System: OS X

540. aMSN

Conceived as an MSN Messenger clone (before Microsoft changed the name to Windows Live Messenger), this app includes offline messaging, voice clips, photo support, custom emoticons and more. A large library of plug-ins and skins is also available on the site. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

541. Kopete

KDE's IM client supports AIM, ICQ, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, Novell GroupWise Messenger and other networks. It also offers tools for archiving and encryption and a unique notification system that only lets "important" message through. Operating System: Linux

542. Miranda IM

Small and fast, Miranda is very light on system resources. Like many of the other IM clients on our list, it supports multiple networks, including AIM, Facebook, ICQ, IRC, Yahoo and others. Operating System: Windows

543. Pidgin

This universal chat client allows you to IM with friends on numerous different networks, including AIM, ICQ, Google Talk, Jabber/XMPP, MSN Messenger, Yahoo, and others. It's available in dozens of languages, and numerous plug-ins extend its capabilities. Operating System: Windows, Linux/Unix

544. Psi

Psi is an open-source IM client for the Jabber network, which includes GoogleTalk, LiveJournal, and a number of international networks. It’s completely customizable and supports about 20 different languages. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

 

Open Source Apps: IT Inventory Management

545. GLPI

This app creates a database that tracks all of the technical resources of your organization. It also includes some management functions that allows admins and help desk to staff track open jobs, respond to alerts, etc. Operating System: OS Independent

546. OCS Inventory NG

This "next generation" inventory tool helps you discover all the hardware and software in use on your network, which you can then track with a tool like GLPI (see below). It can also help you easily deploy scripts or software across your network. Operating System: OS Independent

 

Open Source Apps: Library

547. LibLime Koha

Koha humbly describes itself as "the most functionally advanced open source ILS on the market today." A variety of paid services, including hosting, support, implementation and consulting are also available on the site. Operating System: OS Independent

548. OpenBiblio

This automated library system includes online public access catalog (OPAC), circulation, cataloging, and staff administration functionality. It's not as full-featured as some of the other library apps, but it gets the job done, and the site has lots of documentation. Operating System: OS Independent

549. VuFind

Designed and developed "by libraries for libraries," VuFind aims to make searching your library's catalog easy and intuitive. Key features include modular design, faceted results, "more like this" suggestions, author biographies and more. Operating System: OS Independent

 

Open Source Apps: Linux Desktop Environments

550. Gnome

One of the two most popular Linux desktop environments, Gnome is the default desktop for Fedora, Ubuntu, and several other distributions. It's best known for being easy to use. Operating System: Linux

551. KDE Plasma Desktop

The second of the two most popular Linux desktop environments, KDE has a reputation for being "prettier" than some of the other desktop environments and feels very similar to Windows and OSX. The KDE community is one of the largest open source communities, so plenty of help is available for new (or experienced) users. Operating System: Linux

552. LXDE

The "Lightweight X Desktop Environment" claims it has a "beautiful interface," but if truth be told, it's much more concerned about speed than looks. Because it uses so few computing resources, it's a good choice for netbooks and cloud-computing environments. Operating System: Linux

553. Xfce

Another lightweight option, Xfce also offers very fast performance and doesn't make any claims about its beauty. It offers a modular design, so users can install just the components they choose in order to create a completely customized desktop experience. Operating System: Linux

 

Open Source Apps: Log File Monitoring and Analysis

554. Analog

The self-proclaimed "most popular logfile analyzer in the world," Analog quickly generates usage statistics for Web servers. It can be used in conjunction with Report Magic to create more attractive graphs. Note that this project has not been updated in a while, but it is still used to analyze traffic on many servers. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

555. AWStats

AWStats uses the log files from your Web, streaming, FTP or mail server to create easy-to-read graphical reports. It runs from the command line or as a CGI. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

556. BASE

The "Basic Analysis and Security Engine," or BASE, use a Web-based interface to analyze alerts from Snort IDS. Features include role-based user authentication and Web-based setup. Operating System: OS Independent

557. IPtables Log Analyzer

This app makes it easier to understand the log files from your Shorewall, or SUSE Firewall, or Netfilter-based firewall logs. It organizes rejected, acepted, masqueraded packets, etc. into an attractive HTML page. Operating System: Linux

558. Snare

The Snare project encompasses a number of different tools and agents, all of which assist in the filtering, collection and monitoring of server log files. Commercial support and the proprietary Snare Server are also available on the same site. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X, others

559. Webalizer

Like AWStats and Analyzer, Webalyzer analyzes the statistics from Web servers. By default, it creates yearly and monthly usage reports which can be viewed from any browser. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

 

Open Source Apps: Logic/Debate

560. Argumentative

Similar to mind mapping software, Argumentative helps you create an "argument map" that outlines the premises of an argument in a visual way. It's particularly helpful for projects with a lot of writing – like creating a book, website, software documentation, etc. Operating System: Windows.

 

Open Source Apps: Mail Servers

561. Citadel

Calling itself the "leader in true open source email and collaboration," Citadel features a unique "rooms" architecture that makes it versatile and flexible. It's available as a standard download, a VMware appliance or on a hosted basis. Operating System: Linux

562. Exim

This MTA was developed at the University of Cambridge and is still widely used in the UK. It's best for servers that are unlikely to have large volumes of mail because it doesn't have a central queue manager. Operating System: Linux, Unix

563. Postfix

Originally developed by IBM Research, Postfix is a secure mail transfer agent that is very similar to Sendmail (see below). It's fairly fast and can handle a large volume of mail. Operating System: Linux, Unix, OS X, Solaris

564. Scalix

Used by more than 1,300 corporations with more than 2 million mailboxes, Scalix offers an alternative to a Microsoft Exchange server. It offers e-mail and calendaring, with excellent Outlook support. It's available in a free community version or paid small business, enterprise or hosting versions. Operating System: Linux

565. Sendmail

While it's not as widely used as it once was, Sendmail continues to be a very popular mail transfer agent. Newer features include support for filters, authentication and external database look-ups. Operating System: Linux

567.SME Server

Based on CentOS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SME Server offers file and printer sharing, a mail server, network firewall, automatic backup, remote access and more. Installation and basic configuration take only about 20 minutes, and there's quite a bit of documentation for the project available on the site's wiki. Operating System: Linux

568. SOGo

SOGo is a groupware server that allows users to access e-mail and shared calendar data via the Web, a BlackBerry device, or an e-mail client like Thunderbird. The latest version adds native Outlook support. Operating System: OS Independent

569. Zimbra

The self-proclaimed "leader in open source e-mail and collaboration," Zimbra offers a mail server that provides an alternative to Exchange, as well as a desktop client that offers an alternative to Outlook. It's available in a variety of free and paid editions, including hosted versions and versions designed to run in a virtualized or private cloud environment. Operating System: Linux, Unix, OS X

 

Open Source Apps: Mapping

570. OpenLayers

This alternative to Google Maps and Bing Maps provides free APIs that can put dynamic, JavaScript-based maps on any website. It's sponsored by the Open Source Geospatial Foundation. Operating System: OS Independent

 

Open Source Apps: Math

571. Apophysis

If you're a math geek, you probably know what fractal flames are. If not, it's probably enough to know that this app lets you create and edit very strange algorithmically generated images. Operating System: Windows

572. Dr. Geo

The award-winning Dr. Geo helps both elementary (age 10 and up) and more advanced students learn basic geometric principles by interacting with geometric shapes. Check out the video on the website to see it in action. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

573. Genius

This tool began as a simple calculator but has morphed into a powerful tool with many similar features as Mathematica (although it doesn't have Mathematica's full feature set). It has its own language (GEL), which can be used by researchers to create new functions. Operating System: Linux, OS X

574. GeoGebra

GeoGebra combines tools for learning dynamic geometry, algebra and calculus. It offers an intuitive GUI and a video tutorial which make it a little more user friendly than some of the similar math apps. Operating System: OS Independent

575. gnuplot

If you're comfortable working from the command line, you can use gnuplot to create 2D and 3D graphs of mathematical functions. Extensive help is available on the website, and there's even a book on Gnuplot that you can buy. Operating System: Windows, Linux, Unix, OS X, and others

576. GraphCalc

Why buy a handheld graphing calculator, when GraphCalc will do all the same things (and more) for free. According to the website, "GraphCalc can be your first, last, and only line of offense against the mathematics that threaten to push you over the brink of insanity. It slices, dices, shreds and purees functions that leave other calculators wondering what hit them." Operating System: Windows, Linux

577. Kig

This KDE app for geometry students and teacher makes it easy to draw and explore geometric shapes. It can also import files from Dr. Geo and Cabri. (Note that in order to use Kig on Windows, you'll have to download KDE for Windows.) Operating System: Windows, Linux

578. Mandelbulber

If you're geeky enough to know what a Mandelbulb is, you might enjoy this app which renders 3D fractals. More information about the app can also be found on the FractalForums site. Operating System: Windows, Linux.

579. Maxima

This "computer algebra system," handles differentiation, integration, Taylor series, Laplace transforms, ordinary differential equations, systems of linear equations, polynomials, and sets, lists, vectors, matrices, tensors, and more. It also creates 2D and 3D graphs of mathematical functions. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

580. Sage

Like Mathematica, Sage can solve a wide variety of higher-level math problems and is suitable for advanced students and researchers. You'll get the most functionality out of it if you know the Python programming language. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

581. Scilab

Used by many industrial engineers and university researchers, Scilab can perform hundreds of mathematical operations. It also comes with an API for those who want to use its capabilities to create their own applications. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

582. TTCalc

If you need to work with numbers that are too big for the standard Windows calculator to handle, TTCalc is the solution. It includes most arithmetic and trigonometric functions, and it's accurate to 306 valid decimal digits. Operating System: Windows

583. Ultimate Calc

This scientific and graphing calculator solves complex equations and offers an easy-to-use interface. It supports plug-ins and scripts to extend its capabilities. Operating System: Windows

 

Open Source Apps: Microfinance

584. Mifos

This Web-based management information system (MIS) aims to help microfinance institutions streamline their operation. It offers portfolio and transaction management, on-the-fly financial product creation, in-depth client management, integrated social performance measurement, and a reporting engine. Operating System: OS Independent

585. Octopus

Rated as "one of the most user-friendly solution with highly ergonomic windows display" by the World Bank/CGAP, Octopus offers a robust, secure MIS for microfinance organizations. It's available both in a free community version or a supported professional edition. Operating System: Windows

 

Open Source Apps: Mind Mapper

586. FreeMind

This tool is excellent for brainstorming sessions, creating diagrams, outlining the steps of a project, process management and more. The best way to see how it works is to take a look at the screenshots on the website. Operating System: OS Independent

586. The Guide

This tool lets you organize your notes in a hierarchical, tree-based format. It's similar to a mind mapper, but not as complex. Operating System: Windows

587. XMind

Similar to FreeMind, XMind has one numerous awards, and it's been downloaded more than 1.7 million times. It also comes in an paid enterprise version that adds Gantt charts, privacy/sharing features, company themes and more export options. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

 

Open Source Apps: Mobility Tools

588. Brm Bluetooth Remote

This app turns your J2ME-enabled phone into a remote control for your PC. It controls most media players, PowerPoint, a remote keyboard and more. Operating System: Windows

589. F-Droid

F-Droid offers a catalog of dozens of open source apps for the Android platform. It you don't want to install them all, you can also download the individual apps separately. Operating System: Android

590. Funambol

Funambol includes a number of mobile-related tools in one package: a data synchronization service, a device management service, client connectors and a software development kit. The site also acts as a forge hosting multiple projects built with Funambol tools. Operating System: Android, iOS, Windows Mobile, Symbian

591. LISPmob

This is an open source version of the LISP-Mobile Node implementation, which provides mobile devices greater ability to roam while remaining connected to the Internet. It was originally developed by Cisco and is now maintained by Barcelona Tech University. Operating System: Linux

592. QuincyKit

QuincyKit collects information about app crashes and reports them to your server. It automatically generates reports about similar types of crashes and gives you the option of collecting user feedback. Operating System: OS X, iOS

593. Tizen

Still in the extremely early stages of development, Tizen is the mobile OS meant to replace Meego. Development is being led by Intel, Samsung and the Linux Foundation; a first release is expected in the first quarter of 2012. Operating System: N/A

 

Open Source Apps: Modeling

594. ArgoUML

The self-proclaimed "leading open source UML modeling tool" supports all standard UML 1.4 diagrams and comes in 10 different languages. Because it's based on Java, it runs on any platform, and it can export diagrams in six different file formats. Operating System: OS Independent

595. StarUML

Designed as an alternative to Rational Rose and other commercial modeling tools, StarUML supports both the latest UML standards and Model Driven Architecture (MDA). It's very user-friendly and features a plug-in architecture. Operating System: Windows

596. Modelio

The code behind Modelio has actually been in development for more than 20 years, but parent company Modeliosoft just recently released it under an open source license. It offers a UML modeler, BPMN support, Java code generator, and support for XML, HTML and Jython. Operating System: Windows, Linux

 


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