Open Source Apps: the Monster List: Page 4

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


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Posted December 19, 2011

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Open Source Apps: eBook Reader

296. 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 Apps: E-Commerce

297. Broadleaf Commerce

Java-based Broadleaf claims to be "the most cost-effective enterprise e-commerce solution available." While Broadleaf does not offer commercial support directly, consulting firm Credera does offer support and related services. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

298. dashCommerce

With tens of thousands of downloads every year, dashCommerce is a very popular e-commerce engine. It offers a drop-in provider model for payment, shipping, tax and coupon providers; unlimited products; single-page checkout and more. Operating System: Windows

299. Digistore

Based on osCommerce (see below), Digistore offers a full list of e-commerce features and requires no coding knowledge to set up and manage. Customization and consulting are available from the Digistore team, and the site also includes links to third-party vendors who offer hosted solutions. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

300. Eclime

Based on osCommerce, Eclime offers fast performance and a template-based design that's difficult to mess up. It also offers SEO capabilities, media playlist support, wishlists and more. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

301. eShop

This WordPress plug-in offers good, basic e-commerce features, but lacks some of the more advanced features in other e-commerce solutions. It does integrate with most payment processing systems. Operating System: OS Independent

302. Fishop.NET

This ASP.Net-based package offers a "no frills" solution that is easy to install and highly customizable. It's also available on an SaaS basis (with prices in Euros). Operating System: Windows

303. Free Simple Shop

As the name implies, this project offers a simple shopping cart engine that can be incorporated into more complex sites. It's based on PHP and MySQL, and it integrates with Google Analytics. Other features include an inventory control system, support ticket system, automatic payment notifications, search-friendly URLs and more. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

304. Interchange

Interchange has been around since 1995, and it supports a wide range of uses, including sales, content management, customer service, reporting and analysis, personalization, B2B, parts re-ordering, auctions, supply chain management, project management, online collaboration and even an MP3 jukebox. Professional support is available from a variety of third-party partners. Operating system: Linux, OS X

305. JadaSite

Java-based JadaSite offers enterprise-class e-commerce features like BIRT reporting, product import/export, AJAX-based components, a WYSISYG editor, multi-currency, multiple language support and more. Paid support packages are not available, but JadaSite does offer consulting services for installation, customization, upgrades, etc. Operating System: OS Independent

306. JAllInOne eCommerce

This eCommerce platform is designed to integrate with the JALLInOne ERP/CRM suite. Key features include fast search, catalog browsing, support for promotions and more. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

307. Jigoshop

Another plug-in for WordPress, Jigoshop boasts lightweight code, advanced reporting and "out-of-the box awesomeness." Paid support is available. Operating System: OS Independent

308. Magento

Acquired by eBay earlier this year, Magento boasts more than 100,000 users, including OfficeMax, Harbor Freight Tools, K-Swiss and The North Face. It's available in three different editions—free community and paid professional and enterprise—as well as a hosted SMB solution called Magento Go. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

309. Modern Merchant

Describing itself as "smart and simple," Modern Merchant offers a no-frills, easy-to-use e-commerce shopping cart. It's easy to install and extensible with a variety of plug-ins. Operating System: Linux

310. nopCommerce

One of the few .NET-based open source e-commerce options, nopCommerce is highly customizable with a pluggable architecture. It was designed to be search-engine-friendly and gets high marks for usability. Operating System: Windows

311. OpenCart

Nominated for a 2011 Packt Publishing award, OpenCart offers a long list of features and user-friendly operation. Commercial support is available from a variety of international third-party partners. Operating system: Windows, Linux, OS X

312. Order Portal

Aimed at manufacturers, distributors and rental companies, Order Portal is best for established companies that are looking to add an online presence. It also integrates with a larger Web Business Suite available from the same company. Operating System: Linux

313. osCMax

Another osCommerce fork (see below), osCMax aims to be easy enough for small startups and advanced enough for larger operations. It offers unlimited products and categories, vouchers and coupons, Web-based administration, support for multiple payment processors, spreadsheet-based data entry and more. Operating System: Windows, Linux

314. osCommerce

More than a decade old, osCommerce powers nearly 13,000 online shops. Highly customizable, it offers more than 6,700 free add-ons to extend its capabilities. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

315. Oxid eShop

This flexible e-commerce solution offers marketing integration, search engine optimization, easy admin management, an integrated CMS, couponing, reviews, ratings and more. In addition to the community version, it also comes in paid professional and enterprise versions. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

316. Plici

This French project offers a "powerful and extensible" e-commerce solution. Check out the website for a helpful demo of Plici in action. Be warned that much of the documentation is in French, but English translations are available. Operating System: Windows, Linux

317. PrestaShop

Winner of the 2010 Packt Best Open-Source E-Commerce Application Award, PrestaShop runs more than 100,000 e-commerce shops worldwide. Commercial support, training, customization and other services are available through the site. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

26. Satchmo

Django-based Satchmo calls itself "the webshop for perfectionists with deadlines." The site offers links to more than 100 stores created with the software, so you can see it in action for yourself. Operating System: Linux, OS X

318. Self Commerce

A German project, Self Commerce is based on xt:Commerce (see above) and the Smarty template engine. Much of the website documentation is in German, but English versions of the software are available. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

319. SimpleCart (js)

This very lightweight (under 20kb) JavaScript-based shopping cart offers very fast setup and doesn't require a separate database. However, in order to use it, you will need to know HTML. Operating System: OS Independent

320. Spree

This newer e-commerce platform calls itself "the world's most flexible." In addition to the free download, it's also available as a Rackspace-powered SaaS solution, and the site also offers discounts and easy sign-up for payment processing. Operating System: OS Independent

321. Tomato Cart

This fork of osCommerce (see below) includes unlimited product categories, a review and ratings system, search box with auto-completion, product image zoom, 26 built-in payment methods, one-page checkout and more. Hosting with support is available from several third-party partners. Operating System: Windows, Linux

322. Ubercart

Ubercart is an e-commerce add-on for the Drupal content management system. It offers a configurable product catalog, single page checkout, anonymous checkout, an integrated payment system and more. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

333. VirtueMart

This add-on for the Joomla CMS offers advanced features like encryption, flexible tax models, shipping address management, multiple currencies and languages and more. The site has a demo and a number of links to live shops that use its shopping cart engine. Operating System: Winodws, Linux, OS X

334. WordPress eCommerce Plug-In

Downloaded more than 1.3 million times, WordPress's eCommerce plug-in is a tried and true way to add e-commerce capabilities to your blog. Support, additional themes and other features and services are available for a fee. Operating System: OS Independent

335. X-Cart

Downloaded more than 400,000 times, X-Cart is 100% PCI-DSS compatible, SEO-friendly, and it supports many payment processers and shipping carriers. In addition to the free community version, it also comes in paid Pro and Gold editions, with additional modules and services available for sale as well. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

336. xt:Commerce

Smarty-based xt:Commerce is a mature, German e-commerce solution with an English version available. In addition to the free community version, it also comes in premium supported versions with prices in euros. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

337. Zen Cart

Designed by "a group of like-minded shop owners, programmers, designers, and consultants," Zen Cart puts the emphasis on ease of use. Key features include a newsletter manager, support for coupons and gift certificates, XHTML templates, multiple payment and shipping methods and more. Operating System: OS Independent

338. ZenMagick

This fork of Zen Cart (see below) offers features like unlimited products and categories, multi-currency and multi-language support, extensibility and simple PHP-based templates. Commercial support is available through Mixed Matter. Operating System: OS Independent

339. Zeuscart

This open source shopping cart boasts a rich interface, good usability, comparison-driven shopping, SEO-friendly URLs, gift cards, coupons and more. Paid support services, including installation and upgrade help, are available. Operating System: Windows, Linux


Open Source Apps: Educational Testing

340. Safe Exam Browser

If you're worried about your students cheating during a test, this app locks down the browser. While it's activated, it runs in fullscreen mode and prevents students from access other apps, the Internet, shortcuts, etc. Operating System: Windows

341. iTest

With iTest, teachers can easily give students different versions of the same test because all questions can be drawn at random from a database. The website includes a large library of screenshots that show exactly how the software works. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

342. TCExam

Claiming to be "the most commonly used free CBA software in the world," this Web-based testing program greatly simplifies the process of creating, administering and grading tests. It's free for non-commercial use, or you can purchase a commercial license that includes support. Operating System: OS Independent


Open Source Apps: Elementary Education

343. ChildsPlay

For pre-school to kindergarten aged children, ChildsPlay includes 14 simple games, most of which teach numbers, letters, etc. It also includes some "just for fun" games like versions of Pacman and Pong. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

344. GCompris

Designed for children up to age 10, GCompris includes 100 separate games and educational programs. For example, it includes geography, math, reading, and science games, as well as chess, memory, connect 4 and Sudoku. Operating System: Windows, Linux

345. GPaint

For older children, GPaint offers a step up that is easier to use than professional drawing programs without being too childish. It's part of the Gnu desktop. Operating System: Linux

346. KLettres

Because you're never too young for open source, KLettres teaches preschoolers to identify letters and their sounds. It also includes a "grown-ups" mode that aims to teach adults the basic building blocks of 25 different languages. (Note that in order to use KLettres on Windows, you'll have to download KDE for Windows.) Operating System: Windows, Linux

347. 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

348. TuxMath

In this game, players solve arithmetic problems in order to prevent meteors from smashing Tux the penguin in his igloo. It offers a variety of types of problems for students with different skill levels. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

349. Tux Paint

Another app for elementary and preschool students, Tux Paint is a kid-friendly drawing program. Features include a variety of drawing tools, fun stamps and silly sound effects. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X


Open Source Apps: E-mail

350. Evolution

Often called "the Outlook of Linux," Evolution offers e-mail, calendar and other capabilities from an interface that looks a lot like the Microsoft product. Other notable features include built-in spam filtering, advanced search capabilities, encryption support, and iCalendar support. Operating System: Linux

351. Thunderbird with Lightning

Made by Mozilla, the organization behind Firefox, Thunderbird is a tabbed, searchable e-mail client with an emphasis on customization capabilities. If you want an integrated calendar, you'll also need to download the Lightning add-on. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

352. Zmail

Zmail describes itself as a "fake e-mail program" that allows you to send e-mail from anyone to anyone. It's useful for testing mail servers or for sending e-mail without using your regular account. Operating System: OS Independent


Open Source Apps: E-mail Marketing

353. 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.

354. 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 Apps: Encryption

355. APG

Short for "Android Privacy Guard," APG ports the OpenPGP encryption software for Android devices. Use it to encrypt, decrypt and sign files and e-mail. Operating System: Android

366. AxCrypt

Used by more than 2.2 million people, AxCrypt calls itself the "leading open source file encryption software for Windows." It integrates seamlessly into the Windows File Explorer—just right-click to encrypt a file and protect it with a password, or double-click to decrypt. Operating System: Windows

377. Crypt

This encryption tool is extremely lightweight (44KB) and fast, and you don't have to install it to use it. However, that speed and light weight is due to the fact that it doesn't have a GUI, so you'll need to be comfortable working from the command line ot use it. Operating System: Windows

378. FreeOTFE

Short for "free on the fly encryption," this tool creates encrypted virtual disks on your hard drive. It can run from a thumb drive, and it supports multiple hash and encryption algorithms. Operating System: Windows

379. Gnu Privacy Guard

GnuPG (aka GPG) allows Linux users to sign and encrypt their data or digital communications. This is a command line tool, but several front ends (including some we've featured on this list) are available. Operating System: Linux

380. GPGTools

This project ports GPG for Mac users. Note that not all of the features will work with OS X Lion yet. Operating System: OS X

381. Gpg4win

As you can tell by the name, this version of GPG encrypts files and e-mail on Windows systems. This version is a little bit easier for the less technically inclined to use than some of the others. Operating System: Windows

382. LUKS/cryptsetup

"Linux Unified Key Setup" or "LUKS" provides a standard format for hard disk encryption that works on all Linux distributions. The cryptsetup project makes LUKS usable on the desktop. Operating System: Linux

383. 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

384. 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

385. NeoCrypt

Much easier to use, NeoCrypt offers right-click integration with Windows Explorer. It supports 10 different encryption algorithms, including AES and BlowFish, and it offers batch encryption capabilities. Operating System: Windows

386. 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

387. 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.

388. 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

389. TrueCrypt

Downloaded nearly twenty million times, this popular encryption tool can protect an entire drive or an entire partition of a drive. And its parallelization and pipelining techniques mean you won't notice any performance delays on your encrypted drive(s). Operating System: Windows


Open Source Apps: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

390. Apache OFBiz

In addition to e-commerce and ERP functionality, the Apache Open for Business Suite includes CRM, supply chain management, enterprise asset management, point-of-sale and other capabilities. It offers small businesses advanced e-commerce features along with excellent flexibility. Operating System: OS Independent

391. EdgeERP

This fork of WebERP (see below) offers flexibility and the ability to integrate with many other types of software. Small businesses can use it to manage sales quotes, orders, invoicing, receivables, inventory, purchases, payables, banking, and general ledger accounting. Operating System: OS Independent

392. ERP5

In addition to ERP functionality, this app adds CRM, MRP, SCM, accounting, HR and PDM capabilities. It comes in a version for mobile phones, and it also available in commercially supported and SaaS versions. Operating System: Linux

393. Neogia

This French ERP suite includes B2B and B2C e-commerce capabilities. It's designed for small to mid-size companies. Operating System: Windows, Linux


With more than 2 million downloads, Openbravo boasts that it is the "world’s leading Web-based open source ERP solution." In addition to the free community version, it also comes in paid basic and professional editions that can be deployed on-site or in the cloud. Operating System: OS Independent

395. OpenERP

This full-featured app includes modules for CRM, accounting, point of sale, project management, warehouse management, human resources, purchasing, manufacturing, marketing, invoicing and an application builder. It's available in a free community edition, a paid enterprise edition for on-site deployment, or a subscription-based online edition. Operating System: Windows, Linux

396. ]project-open[

Used by more than 1,000 companies around the world, project-open (or "po") combines ERP and project management functionality. The core modules are free, but additional modules and support require a fee. Operating System: Windows, Linux

397. Postbooks/xTuple ERP

xTuple's ERP suite includes accounting, sales, CRM, purchasing, product definition, inventory and distribution, light manufacturing and reporting capabilities. The Postbooks edition is available with either an open source or a commercial license, and the Standard, Project, Manufacturing or Enterprise editions are available only with a commercial license. It's also available in the cloud, and information about other related services is also on the website. Operating System: Windows, Linux, Unix, OS X

398. SQL-Ledger

Another Web-based application, SQL-Ledger features double-entry accounting and ERP features and, as you might guess, stores data in a SQL database server. Paid support is available at a variety of price points. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

399. webERP

This popular app is downloaded an average of 5,000 times per month. While it can be used by any type of business, webERP is particularly well suited to the needs of wholesalers, distributors and manufacturing companies. Commercial support and hosting are available through third-party organizations. Operating System: OS Independent


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