Ultimate List of Open Source Software: Page 5

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: Dictionary/Translation Tools

266. GlobalSight

GlobalSight is a translation management system designed to streamline the process of localizing content for multi-national organizations. It's available on an SaaS basis, with prices that vary depending on the number of translation vendors you need to track. Operating System: Windows, Linux.

267. StarDict

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.

Open Source Software: Diet/Exercise

268. iDiet

Trying to decide which diet to try? iDiet makes it easy to compare a lot of different diets, including Atkins, Summer Fresh, The Zone, Body for Life, Jenny Craig, based on nutritional guidelines. Once you pick a diet, the Java-based app helps you set goals and track your progress. Operating System: OS Independent

269. SportsTracker

No matter what sport you participate in (running, cycling, lifting weights, tennis, etc.), SportsTracker can help you track your training plan, type of activity, body weight, time spent exercising, etc. It also integrates with several brands of heart rate monitors, so you can track your heart rate data as well. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

Open Source Software: Distributed Computing

270. Hadoop

Hadoop offers a variety of tools for working with large amounts of data in distributed computing environments. Notable users include Yahoo, Facebook, Google, Hulu, IBM, LinkedIN, The New York Times and others. Operating System: OS Independent

Open Source Software: Document Management Systems (DMS)

271. Epiware

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.

272. Inforama

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.

273. KnowledgeTree

This Web-based collaboration and file sharing tool offers features like search and preview, workflow and document alerts, Microsoft Office integration, document auditing, electronic signatures, scanning and capture, and more. It's available in five different cloud-based options, as well as the free open-source community edition. Operating System: Windows, Linux.

274. LogicalDOC

Designed to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes, LogicalDOC aims to make it easy for users to find, use, share and secure valuable corporate content. It comes in three flavors: the open-source community edition, the Enterprise on-premise edition, and the Cloud SaaS edition. Operating System: OS Independent.

275. OpenKM OpenKM boasts features like drag and drop, document version control, the ability to use any DBMS, a powerful search engine, tag clouds, and more. In addition to the free version, it's also available in commercially supported and hosted versions. Operating System: OS Independent.

Open Source Software: Earth Science

276. Seismic Toolkit (STK)

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.

Open Source Software: Book Reader

277. FBReader

Want to read an e-book, but don't have a Nook, Kindle or iPad? This ebook reader supports multiple file formats and works on netbooks and Linux-based PDAs, as well as desktops. Operating System: Linux, Windows, BSD

Open Source Software: E-Commerce

278. Magento

This self-proclaimed "world's fastest-growing eCommerce platform" has been downloaded more than 2 million times and has processed more than $25 billion in transactions. In addition to the free community edition, it's available in paid Professional and Enterprise versions with support and additional features. Operating System: Windows, Linux.

279. Order Portal

Part of a full Web Business Suite, Order Portal caters to the e-commerce needs of mid-size, multi-channel manufacturers, distributors, and rental companies. The full Web Business Suite adds a dashboard, CMS, data migration, and other features. Operating System: Linux.

280. PrestaShop

This lightweight shopping cart offers a sleek, intuitive interface and good scalability. It's currently used by more than 40,000 e-commerce sites. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

281. Tomato Cart

This year-old shopping cart app has already accumuluated an impressive list of awards and enthusiastic reviews. It offers both an attractive end-user interface and an intuitive administrative interface with many helpful reporting features. Operating System: Windows, Linux.

282. Zen Cart

This shopping cart is designed to be used by anyone with very basic Web skills. Features include newsletters, quantity discounts, gift certificates, coupons, multiple shipping options, multiple payment options and more. Operating System: OS Independent

Open Source Software: Educational Testing

283. Safe Exam Browser

When your students are taking a test, you don't want them to be surfing the Internet or using other applications that might help them cheat. This app prevents them from leaving the test window, using shortcuts, right-clicking, etc. Operating System: Windows.

284. iTest

To use this app, you first create a database of questions and answers. You can then have iTest create unique tests for each student or each group of students. While students are taking the test, it offers the instructor an overall view of what's happening. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

285. TCExam

With TCExam, your students can take an exam from any PC or mobile device with a browser. It greatly simplifies test preparation and grading. You can download the code directly to your Web server or purchase a TCExam hardware appliance. Operating System: OS Independent.

Open Source Software: Elementary Education

286. ChildsPlay

Designed for the Barney-loving age group, ChildsPlay offers a set of fun and mildly educational activities. It includes memory matching and letter recognition acitivies, as well as Pac-Man and Pong. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

287. GCompris

For kids up to age 10, GCompris provides more than 100 things to do on a summer afternoon. In addition to activities designed to teach children about math, science, reading, and geography, it also includes games like chess, memory, connect 4 and Sudoku. Operating System: Windows, Linux.

288. Little Wizard

If you’re the kind of parent who believes children are never too young to learn how to code, check out this development environment for the grade-school crowd. Using only the mouse, Little Wizard users learn about programming concepts like variables, expressions, loops, conditions, and logical blocks. Operating System: Windows

289. TuxMath

If you have to do math, you should at least get to blow things up at the same time. In this game, kids stop comets from destroying Tux the Linux penguin by solving simple arithmetic problems. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

290. Tux Paint

Also for the younger crowd, TuxPaint allows children to create their own artwork masterpieces. It includes paintbrush, rubber stamp, line, shape and text tools, as well as "magic" special effects. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

Open Source Software: E-mail

291. Evolution

"The Outlook of Linux," Evolution provides an e-mail client, address book, to-do list and calendar for the Gnome desktop. Key features include spam filtering, encryption, advanced searching and user-defined filters. Operating System: Linux

292. Thunderbird

Thunderbird is an e-mail client with an interface that looks a lot like Firefox. Lightning lets you integrate calendar functions with your e-mail. Both come from Mozilla, the organization behind Firefox. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

293. Zmail

Need to send a secret e-mail? Zmail lets you send e-mail messages anonymously if you know your SMTP server address. Operating System: OS Independent.

Open Source Software: E-mail Marketing

294. OpenEMM OpenEMM boasts that it offers 95 percent of the features of commercial e-mail marketing software, as well as some features the commercial products don't have. A hosted version is available through Agnitas. Operating System: Windows, Linux.

295. phpList The "world's most popular open source email campaign manager" has launched a beta of its new hosted service. For now, users can send up to 300 messages per month (50 per day) for free through the hosted service. The full-featured paid version is slated to launch before the end of the year. Operating System: OS Independent.

Open Source Software: Encryption

296. AxCrypt

The self-proclaimed "leading open source file encryption software for Windows," AxCrypt makes it easy to protect files and folders in Windows. From Window Explorer, you just right-click to encrypt, and double-click to decrypt data. Operating System: Windows.

297. Crypt

This file and folder encryption app was designed for maximum speed. Thanks to its small size, it works incredibly quickly—and you don't even have to install anything on your system in order to use it. Operating System: Windows.

298. Gnu Privacy Guard

Also known as "GPG," this Gnu app for encrypting e-mail and other communication is based on the OpenPGP standard—just like the PGP product. On the down side, this is a command-line project, so it's not particularly easy to use. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

299. GPGrelay

This e-mail relaying server signs or encrypts e-mail communications using GnuPG (Gnu Privacy Guard) and your existing e-mail client. The developers are careful to note that this app only protects e-mail in transit—it is still stored in its decrypted state on your computer. Operating System: Windows.

300. gpg4win

As you probably guessed, this is a version of GPG for Windows. Unlike the other two versions of GPG listed here, this one includes extensive documentation, including a novice guide for beginners. Operating System: Windows.

301. Mac GNU Privacy Guard

This version of GPG was designed specifically for the Mac. Again, like the standard version, it's not particularly user-friendly, but it does get the job done. Operating System: OS X.

302. MailCrypt

This app applies PGP or GnuPGP encryption to your e-mail and Internet usage. If you use Windows NT, be sure to read the warning note on the Web site. Operating System: OS Independent.

303. MCrypt

This replacement for the Unix crypt allows developers to add a wide range of encryption functions to their code, even if they don't know a lot about cryptography. The Web site contains a list of supported algorithms that are included in the Libmcrypt library. Operating System: Windows, Linux, Unix.

304. NeoCrypt

Another file and folder encryption utility, NeoCrypt integrates with Windows Explorer much like AxCrypt. It's easy to use and supports ten different encryption algorithms. Operating System: Windows.

305. Open Signature

This digital signature project supports all Open SC cards and aims to be the first single app that can be used with cards from multiple countries. Open Signature originally focused on cards used in Italy but has branched out. Operating System: Windows, Linux, Unix.

306. SecureFolders

As you might guess from the name, this app lets you secure your folders. It gives you the option of hiding, locking, and/or encrypting folders to keep them safe from prying eyes. Operating System: Windows, Linux.

307. SilentEye

This cross-platform steganography app makes it easy to hide—or find—messages encoded in graphics. It's easy to use and gives users a lot of encryption and compression options. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

308. Steghide

If you really want to feel like a spy, you can use Steghide to conceal hidden messages in audio or text files. It works with JPEG, BMP, WAV and AU files. Operating System: OS Independent.

309. TrueCrypt

Like the PGP product, TrueCrypt can protect your entire hard drive or thumb drive. Incredibly popular, it's been downloaded more than 14 million times. Operating System: Windows.

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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