MailArchiva works with Microsoft Exchange and other mail servers to provide long-term storage of messages for compliance purposes. It includes a Google-like search interface, and it's available in a free, open-source edition and a fee-based enterprise edition. Operating System: Windows, Linux.
152. Talend Open Studio
The self-proclaimed "recognized market leader in open source data integration," Talend provides several data integration solutions, including the open source Talend Open Studio and several commercial versions of the Talend Integration Suite. Key features include business modeling, graphical development views, metadata-driven design, and real-time debugging. Operating System: Windows, Linux, Unix.
With this handy deskbar, you can run a Google or Yahoo search without first opening up a browser window. Plus, it includes a number of shortcuts (for example, include the # sign after a name to locate a telephone number) that make searching even faster. Not that it only works with Internet Explorer as your browser. Operating System: Windows
Ever wish you could save the items you cut or copy to the clipboard? Ditto does just that. It extends the capabilities of the standard Windows clipboard, letting you search and paste previously copied data. Operating System: Windows
Fluxbox is based on and very similar to the Blackbox window manager. However, it adds several new features, including configurable window tabs, iconbar, wheel scroll changes workspace, configurable titlebar, kde support, and others. Operating System: Linux.
156. Karsten SlideShow
If you like the My Pictures Slideshow screensaver in Windows but arent sure you want ALL your pictures to be used, Karsten SlideShow lets you control which photos or video clips are used in your screensaver. You can also create a slide show to be used as your desktop wallpaper. Operating System: Windows
With Launchy, you may never need your Start menu, desktop icons, or file manager again. Just start typing the name of a document or application, and Launchy will find it for you. Operating System: Windows
158. LCARS 24
Ever wish your screen looked like those cool interfaces on Star Trek? LCARS 24 offers an alarm clock, calendar, games, maps, etc. all with look of the displays on the Enterprise. Its probably not something youd install on your regular computer, but you might want to use it to turn an old DOS PC into a useful conversation piece. Operating System: DOS
Lightweight X Desktop Environment does just what the name suggests: it offers a fast desktop for Linux/Unix systems that doesnt consume a lot of power or memory. Unlike a lot of similar projects, each of the components can be installed separately, so you can use only the pieces you want. Operating System: Linux
Do you like to leave yourself yellow sticky notes? PNotes gives you the ability to leave yourself virtual sticky notes on your desktop. Multiple skins are available, including transparent notes. Operating System: Windows
If youve got more than one computer sitting on your desk, Synergy lets you use the same mouse and keyboard for both. It works cross-platform, so its great if you switch back and forth between a Linux machine and a Windows machine, or a Windows machine and a Mac, etc. Operating System: Windows, Linux, Unix, OS X.
Love Lego building blocks? The topBlock screensaver builds a tower of Legos or wireframe blocks whenever your computer is inactive. Operating System: Windows
Do a lot of multi-tasking? WindowsPager lets you save multiple desktop setups and switch between them. For example, you can save one desktop with budget software, online banking, and calculator windows open and switch to another desktop with e-mail and a word processor open. Operating System: Windows
An update of TeX, MiKTeX is a typesetting program with a complete set of fonts, utilities, and macros. According to the original developer, it was "intended for the creation of beautiful booksand especially for books that contain a lot of mathematics." Operating System: Windows, Linux.
This page layout program makes it easy to create professional-looking press-ready documents or PDF files. Thanks to a very active user community, it comes with tons of support options, including wikis, live chat, a manual (for a fee), and more. Operating System: Windows, Linux, Unix, OS X
After creating documents in the text editor of your choice, you can use SiSU (Structured information, serialized units) to publish them in the format of your choice and make them searchable. Supported formats include plain-text, HTML, XHTML, XML, ODF, LaTeX, and PDF. Operating System: Linux/Unix.
DocFetcher is an award-winning, very fast tool for finding search terms in the content of your documents. It does not search photos, videos, music, or programs, but it does search written content in a wide variety of file formats. Operating System: Windows, Linux
Dev-C++ allows developers to edit, debug, and compile C++ code from a user-friendly GUI. It utilizes Mingw libraries by default but can also be used with other GCC-based compilers. Operating System: Windows, Linux/Unix.
DotNetNuke offers an alternative application framework for the Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 platform. If offers enterprise users a versatile, user-friendly means to create cutting-edge Web applications. Operating System: Windows
As youd expect, this package of developer tools includes an easy-to-use PHP execution, and it also comes with an Apache server, a MySQL database, and several other tools. The Web site is written primarily in French, but English documentation is also available. Operating System: Windows.
GCC stands for GNU Compiler Collection, and it provides front-ends and libraries for multiple programming languages, including C, C++, Objective-C, Fortran, Java, and Ada. GCC also performs error checking, debugging, and code optimization. Operating System: OS Independent.
Part of the JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite, Hibernate provides object/relational persistence for Java and .NET. It also includes the ability to write queries in SQL or the Hibernate version of SQL (HQL). Operating System: OS Independent.
Lazarus offers a complete and easy-to-use programming environment for FreePascal. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X, FreeBSD.
"MinGW" stands for "Minimalist GNU for Windows." It makes it possible to use Unix-based GNU programming tools in Windows. Operating System: Windows.
MUSCLE stands for "Multi-User Server Client Linking Environment." In a nutshell, it makes it possible for cross-platform applications to communicate with each other over the network. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X, BSD.
Written in PHP, this utility handles the administration of MySQL over the Web. phpMyAdmin performs many database administration tasks like running SQL statements, adding and dropping databases, and adding, editing or deleting tables or fields. Operating System: OS Independent.
This IDE for Microsofts .NET platform supports C#, VB.NET, and Boo. It includes a forms designer, code completer, an integrated debugger, and many other features. Operating System: Windows.
TortoiseSVN provides a Windows interface for the Subversion revision control software. It works directly from Windows Explorer and you can use it with virtually any development tools. Operating System: Windows.
This C++ application development solution aims to make programming faster and programmers more productive. Its BLITZ-build technology reduces rebuild time by up to 400 percent. Operating System: Windows, Linux.
This cross-platform development toolkit enables programmers to write applications in C++, Python, Perl, and C#/.NET that work on several different operating systems. In addition to an easy-to-use GUI, wxWidgets offers online help, streams, clipboard and drag and drop, multithreading, database support, HTML viewing and printing, and many other features. Operating System: Windows, Linux/Unix, OS X.
GlobalSight is a translation management system designed to streamline the process of localizing content for multi-national organizations. It's flexible, completely customizable, and it integrates well with legacy apps. Operating System: Windows, Linux.
StarDict makes it easy to access multiple dictionaries and translation services. You can choose to download one or more of the free dictionaries to your hard drive or access the dictionaries online. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.
In addition to document management and file sharing, Epiware also includes groupware functions such as wikis and calendaring. The open source version supports Linux only, but they do also offer free, closed source versions for Windows and Linux. Operating System: Windows, Linux.
With Inforama, you can create document templates, import data from databases and spreadsheets, create PDFs, and automatically store documents in a central repository. It's available in a Community Edition (for a single machine) or an Enterprise Edition, both of which are free and open source. Operating System: OS Independent.
KnowledgeTree bills itself as a simple document management system that "seamlessly connects people, ideas, and processes to satisfy all your collaboration, compliance, and business process requirements." In addition to the free community edition, it's available in basic, plus, and premium editions which increase in price as the support response time goes down. Operating System: Windows, Linux.
Web-based OpenKM makes it easy to find documents and control access. The latest version includes a dashboard, push services, and a more powerful search engine. Operating System: OS Independent.
This app makes it easier for scientists and researchers to analyze data from seismic events. It includes tools for filtering and plotting data, evolutive polarization, and more. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.
Want to use your netbook like a Kindle? This ebook reader supports multiple file formats and works on the Eee, other netbooks, and Linux-based PDAs, as well as desktops. Operating System: Linux, Windows, BSD
The "world's fastest-growing eCommerce platform," Magento offers everything you need to manage an e-commerce site, including marketing and promotions, product catalog, checkout, customer service, search engine optimization, reporting, and more. The commercial enterprise edition adds a few features not available in the open-source community edition, such as gift certificates, private sales, and advance administrator roles. Operating System: Windows, Linux.
190. Order Portal
While most of the other e-commerce packages on our list are designed for simple installations, Order Portal is aimed at companies who either need to integrate their e-commerce capabilities into legacy back office systems or who need to handle complex transactions, such as warranty and repair work. It's part of a full Web Business Suite that adds CRM, data migration, and other capabilities. Operating System: Linux.
PrestaShop is a lightweight e-commerce app that is fast, easy to use, and highly scalable. It includes both a FrontOffice module which provides the storefront that your customers see and a BackOffice module which provides the administrative tools that you use to set up your site. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.
192. Zen Cart
Designed in part by actual businesspeople, Zen Cart is extremely easy to use. Key features include an XHTML template system, multiple ad banner controller, newsletter manager, discount coupons, gift certificates, and quantity discounts, as well as all the typical components you'd expect in an e-commerce system. Operating System: Windows, Linux.
193. Safe Exam Browser
This app locks down students' PCs so that they can't use any unauthorized materials while taking an online exam. By default, it prevents students from closing or leaving the testing window, using keyboard shortcuts, using the right-click menus, switching to other applications, or surfing the Internet. Operating System: Windows.
Compared to traditional pen-and-paper testing, TCExam makes grading much faster and more accurate, and it makes it more difficult for students to cheat. It installs on any server, and students can take the test from any computer or PDA with a browser. Operating System: OS Independent.
This Linux kernel driver makes it possible to use those extra keys on your Asus laptop to control your display, and it makes the appropriate lights blink to show when you have mail or a live wireless connection. This project now includes the eeepc-laptop project which was aimed specifically at the Asus Eee netbooks. Operating System: Linux.
Do you like Easy Mode, but wish you could customize it to your preferences? This tool offers a graphical interface that makes it simple to add applications and change the default categories. And if anything goes wrong, you can revert to your original settings with just a couple of clicks. Operating System: Linux
197. Eee Community
Still in the early stages of development, this Asus-sponsored project provides a place for netbook users to interact. It includes documentation and source code for the Eee. Operating System: Linux.
Want to use your Eee with a Zoom 3095 or similar USB modem? This kernel driver makes it possible. Operating System: Linux.
This small desktop app makes it easy to turn on and off the wireless LAN, card reader, Bluetooth, webcam, etc. It also lets you shut down or reboot with just a single click. Operating System: Linux.
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