Ultimate List of Open Source Software: Page 11

Posted December 21, 2010

Cynthia Harvey

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Ultimate list of open source software:

Accounting to Audio Tools // Backup to Cloud Infrastructure // Cloud Desktop to CRM // Databases to Developer Tools // Dictionary to Encryption // Emulators to Foreign Language // Forensics to Graphics Editors // Healthcare to Modeling // Multimedia to Network Simulation // Office to POS // Portable Apps to Smoking Cessation // Speech to Typing // Utilities to Web Editors

Open Source Software: Portable Applications

578. Democrakey

Unlike the other tools in this category, Democrakey really serves just one person: protecting your privacy and anonymity while you're online. It comes in two flavors: Minimal includes the Tor Browser, ClamWin Portable, Thunderbird Portable, and TrueCrypt; Full adds AbiWord Portable and Gimp Portable. Operating System: Windows

579. PortableApps.com

Probably the best-known collection of open-source and freeware apps that runs on a thumb drive, PortableApps.com includes several security-related apps, including portable versions of ClamWin, KeePass, and Eraser. Operating System: Windows.

580. winPenPack

Like the well-known PortableApps.com, winPenPack puts a whole bunch of great open source apps into one package that you can take with you on a thumb drive. What's particularly nice is that it comes in six different flavors—2GB, Essential, Game, School, Web and Personal—so that you can get apps that are tailored for your needs. Operating System: Windows.

Open Source Software: Presentations

581. Impressive

If you want to make your presentations more, well, impressive, give this app a try. It takes presentations you create with PowerPoint or other apps and lets you add more interesting transitions, use a handy overview screen, and spotlight or highlight text on the screen as you give your talk. Operating System: OS Independent.

Open Source Software: Programming Languages

582. Go Recently developed by Google, Go aims to make developers more productive by providing them with a clean, simple programming language. And unlike many older languages, it offers garbage collection and parallel computation. Operating System: Linux, OS X

583. Java Originally developed by Sun but now owned by Oracle, Java allows developers to write code that will run on multiple operating systems. According to Tiobe, it's the most popular programming language in the world. The link above offers extensive help for those new to the language and a large collection of tools for Java developers. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

584. Perl Perl has been around for 22 years and runs on more than 100 different platforms. It's an ideal Web programming language and integrates easily with popular databases. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

585. PHP This general purpose scripting language is particularly suited to Web development, enabling developers to write dynamically generated pages quickly. A lot of its syntax comes from C, Java and Perl, and it can be embedded into HTML. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

586. Python Python's strengths are its speed, flexibility and readable syntax. It's often used in Web development but can be used for other types of applications as well. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

587. R

R is both a programming language and an environment for developing statistics and graphics applications. It's very similar to the commercially developed S language. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

588. Ruby

Designed to feel "natural," Ruby's creator Yukihiro “matz” Matsumoto blended parts of Perl, Smalltalk, Eiffel, Ada, and Lisp to create a new language that's been called both "handy" and "beautiful." It's ranked as the tenth most popular programming language in the world, due in no small part to the popularity of the Ruby on Rails framework. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

Open Source Software: Project Management

589. Achievo

Achievo is a project management, time tracking, and scheduling tool with support available in 20 languages. It's Web-based, and also includes some basic CRM and HRM capabilities. Operating System: OS Independent.

590. BORG Calendar

Despite the name, this project has nothing to do with Star Trek—in this case, "BORG" stands for "Berger-Organizer." It's a combination calendar/project manager that offers much better project tracking capabilities that most calendars apps (like Outlook, for example), but it's not nearly as robust as most Microsoft Project replacements. It's best for individuals or small groups who want monitor ongoing projects from daily/weekly/monthly calendars instead of Gantt charts. Operating System: OS Independent.

591. Digaboard

Replace the old-fashioned whiteboard and sticky notes you're using to track your agile development project with a Web-based version. It makes it easy to plan projects, find bottlenecks and track progress. Operating System: OS Independent.

592. Dotproject

Dotproject offers a Web-based approach to project management. In addition to the core modules which provide all the typical project management features, the Web site also includes links to a number of add-on modules for integration with other applications, invoicing, help desk, and more. Operating System: Windows, Linux.

593. GanttProject

While not quite as robust, GanttProject offers many of the same features as OpenProj and Microsoft Project. It tracks tasks, resources, milestones, dependencies, etc. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

594. Onepoint Project

Available in a variety of editions, Onepoint offers "360° enterprise project management." It recommends SaaS deployment for small teams working on short-term projects, and on-premise deployment for large teams with ongoing needs. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

595. OpenProj

This open-source alternative to Microsoft Project and Primavera has been downloaded more than 1.25 million times. It's available on an SaaS basis as Projects on Demand, which claims to be "the leading Software as a Service (SaaS) project solution." Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

596. Open Workbench

Owned by CA, Open Workbench lets you schedule projects manually or automatically, create and manage subprojects and dependencies, associate guidelines with features, assign resources, and track progress with a variety of charts. The Web site includes a detailed comparison of the relative merits of Open Workbench and Microsoft Project and explains which tool works better in various situations. Operating System: Windows.

597. openXprocess

This award-winning tool integrates process improvement with project management and planning. It imports data from Microsoft Project, includes a tutorial, and provides project participants with real-time Web access to the project status. Operating System: Windows, Linux.

598. Plandora

In addition to the usual assortment of Gantt charts and resource charts, Plandora also provides a Balanced Scorecard report for tracking key performance indicators (KPIs). The site includes a helpful demo to show you how the software works. Operating System: OS Independent. 599. Redmine

This Web-based project management tool issued its version 1.0 release earlier this year. It allows teams to track multiple projects, track progress with a Gantt chart and calendar, track time, and more. It also integrates with the major source code managers, including Git, Subversion, Mercurial, Bazaar, etc. Operating System: OS Independent.

Open Source Software: Property Management

600. SpaceBooker

If you're running a hotel, car rental company or a craft fair, SpaceBooker can help you keep track of reservations. It works both on- and offline, and it gives you a number of different views, including a graphical map, so that you can see what's reserved and what's available for various dates. Operating System: Windows.

Open Source Software: Religion

601. BibleTime

BibleTime provides access to more than 200 Bible texts, commentaries, and related books from the Crosswire Bible Society. You can read the text or commentaries straight through or use the handy search and cross-reference features. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

602. Gnaural

It already does everything else--now your computer can help you meditate. Using something called the “binaural beat principle,” Gnaural generates audio tones designed to get you in the right frame of mind for relaxation. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

603. Noor

Noor doesn’t offer a lot of bells and whistles, but it does let you access the text of the Quran from your PC. It includes both the original Arabic and translations. Operating System: OS Independent

604. Xiphos

Xiphos offers access to the same types of resources as BibleTime with a more user-friendly interface and a few more features. It offers a tabbed display, read-aloud capabilities, and the ability to create your own modules for journals, prayer lists, etc. Operating System: Windows, Linux.

605. Zekr

Zekr lets you read and search the text of the Qu'ran in English or Arabic. Helpful extensions read the Qu'ran aloud and provide additional translations. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

Open Source Software: Remote Access/VPN

606. BO2K

Based on Back Orifice, BO2K provides file-synchronization and remote operation capabilities for network administrators. Unlike most commercially available products, it's small, fast, free, and very extensible. Operating System: Linux

607. OpenSSH

Developed by the OpenBSD project, OpenSSH offers a set of SSH, SCP, and SFTP tools for secure remote access and file transfer. It encrypts all traffic, including passwords, to make hijacking nearly impossible. Operating System: Linux, Unix, BSD.

608. OpenVPN

With more than 3 million downloads, OpenVPN is probably the most popular open source SSL VPN solution. It works on all major operating systems (including mobile OSes) and offers multi-mode access, access control, dynamic application deployment, host checking, and more. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X, mobile devices

609. PuTTY

This basic telnet/SSH client offers remote access for most Windows and Unix systems. Note that it does not support Vista. Operating System: Windows, Unix.

610. TightVNC

TightVNC's remote control features include file transfers, video mirror drive support, scaling of the remote desktop, support for two passwords, and more. It’s named for its "Tight" encoding, which works extremely efficiently—a big benefit if you're operating over a slower Internet connection. Operating System: Windows, Linux.

611. UltraVNC

Like TightVNC, UltraVNC lets users control one PC while using the keyboard, mouse, and display from another screen. It's great for help desk teams and allowing employees to work from home. Features include text chat, file transfer, optional encryption, and more. Operating System: Windows.

612. Zebedee

While it's not a true VPN tool, Zebedee does provide secure IP tunneling for TCP/IP or UDP data transfer between two systems. It not only provides security against snoopers, its compression capabilities save on network bandwidth. Operating System: Windows, Linux, Unix

Open Source Software: Report Authoring


Used by some of the world's leading educational institutions and other organizations, WIKINDX makes it easy to track quotes and format citations. It supports multiple style guides and many of the leading content management systems. Operating System: OS Independent.

Open Source Software: Robotics

614. The Player Project

More middle and high school are offering classes in robotics, and The Player Project provides some of the software that supports instruction in robotics. It includes Player, a network server for robot control; Stage, a 2D multiple robot simulator; and Gazebo, a 3D multiple robot simulator with dynamics for simulating outdoor environments. Operating System: Linux, Unix.

Open Source Software: Router Software

615. Vyatta

The highly acclaimed Vyatta networking tools compare very favorably to comparable routers from Cisco. The company offers extensive resources for enterprise customers, including commercial support, appliances, and subscription-based products, as well as the free core software. Operating System: Linux.


With FREESCO you can set up an Ethernet bridge or router, a dial-up or leased line router, or a http, dns, ftp, ssh, or print server. It also includes the standard Linux firewall and NAT to help protect your network. Operating system: Linux.

617. Tomato

Tomato gives you an alternative to the standard firmware on Linksys' WRT54G/GL/GS, Buffalo WHR-G54S/WHR-HP-G54, and other Broadcom-based routers It gives you a bandwidth usage monitor, more advanced QOS and access restrictions, higher limits for P2P, wireless site survey, and other features.

Open Source Software: RSS Readers

618. FeedReader

FeedReader offers robust news aggregation while keeping the interface basic enough for novices to use. Upgrades to the FeedReader Connect and FeedReader OEM products are available for a fee. Operating System: Windows

619. RSS Owl

One of the most popular feed readers available, RSS Owl aggregates headlines from all of your favorite media sites and makes them easy to browse. It has a ton of advanced features, like saved searches, news filters, labels, and news bins that set it apart from other similar apps. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

Open Source Software: School Administration

620. ClaSS

While it doesn't offer as many modules and features as the comparable commercial packages, ClaSS offers a teacher-centric approach that focuses on making it easy to record and access data from within the classroom. It tracks student information, attendance, and grades from a Web-based interface. Operating System: OS Independent.

621. Focus/SIS

This newer SIS is completely Web-based and designed to make it as easy as possible to comply with state reporting requirements. It also streamlines attendance taking, scheduling, grading, and other administrative tasks. Operating System: OS Independent.

622. OpenAdmin

This Web-based school administration program offers different Web sites for administrators, teachers, parents, and liaison officers. The interface is bare-bones, but it does offer an extensive feature set and is available in multiple languages. Operating System: OS Independent.

623. openSIS

This school management application tracks demographics, attendance, gradebooks, scheduling, report cards, and more. It can be used on-site or in the cloud with monthly prices starting at $19. Operating System: OS Independent.

Open Source Software: Server Software

624. Apache HTTP Server

Since 1996, Apache has been the most popular Web server on the Internet. It currently hosts nearly 60 percent of all Web sites, including most of the busiest Web sites. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

625. Apache Tomcat The standard Apache server is a C implementation; this one is based on Java. It's been downloaded more than 10 million times, and is the choice of organizations like Walmart, the Weather Channel and E*Trade. Operating System: Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

626. AppServ

It's developers claim this Apache/PHP/MySQL distribution can be completely installed and configured for use as a Web or database server in less than one minute. Two quick notes: 1) While AppServ works on Windows, it works better on Linux. 2) The project was developed in Thailand, so some of the English documentation is not quite perfect. Operating System: Windows, Linux.

627. 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

628. FreeNAS

FreeNAS lets you create your own network attached storage server that supports CIFS (Samba), FTP, NFS, rsync, AFP protocols, iSCSI, S.M.A.R.T., local user authentication, and software RAID. Because it's so lightweight (64MB), it can be installed on a Flash drive, as well as a standard hard drive. Operating System: FreeBSD

629. Nginx The third most popular Web server (behind Apache and IIS), Nginx (pronounced "engine X") is the brainchild of Igor Sysoev. It acts as both an HTTP and a mail proxy server. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

630. WampServer

If you want to run Apache, MySQL and PHP on Windows, this download will install all three for you. It offers a very intuitive interface that makes it easy to set up your Web server how you would like it. Operating System: Windows.

631. XAMPP

XAMPP takes some of the pain out of setting up your own Web server by bundling together Apache, MySQL, PHP and Perl. Depending on your operating system, it also adds other helpful apps like OpenSSL, phpMyAdmin, and others. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X


Formerly known as eBox Platform, Zentyal combines numerous other functions with its Web server capabilities. It's a unified threat gateway, an e-mail server, FTP server and offers monitoring, reporting and other funcationality. Operating System: Linux

Open Source Software: Smoking Cessation

633. QuitCount

Need some motivation to help you stop smoking? Quit Count adds up how much money you've saved and how much time you've added to your life expectancy. Operating System: Linux.

634. No Smoke Counter

Like QuitCount, the No Smoke Counter tracks your money saved by not smoking. However, this version is designed for your smartphone, so you can take it along with you. Operating System: OS Independent.

Ultimate list of open source software:

Accounting to Audio Tools // Backup to Cloud Infrastructure // Cloud Desktop to CRM // Databases to Developer Tools // Dictionary to Encryption // Emulators to Foreign Language // Forensics to Graphics Editors // Healthcare to Modeling // Multimedia to Network Simulation // Office to POS // Portable Apps to Smoking Cessation // Speech to Typing // Utilities to Web Editors

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