Tuesday, February 14, 2012

80+ open source tools to enhance desktop productivity

OpenOffice: OpenOffice.org is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers.
OpenProj: A free project management solution ideal for desktop project management and supports opening Microsoft or Primavera files. OpenProj shares its scheduling engine with Project-ON-Demand and has Gantt Charts, Network Diagrams (PERT Charts), WBS and RBS charts, and more.
GNUCash: A personal and small-business financial-accounting software. It uses a check-book like register GUI to enter and track bank accounts, stocks, income and expenses.
OrangeHRM: An HRM information system that provides a vast range of features to manage the crucial organization asset - people. OrangeHRM offers an array of modules, such as Personal Information Management (PIM), Employee Self Service (ESS), Leave Management, Time and Attendance tracking, Health Saving Plans and Recruitment, etc.
Ubuntu: Ubuntu is a complete desktop Linux OS, freely available with both community and professional support.
JIMP: A multiplatform photo manipulation tool suitable for a variety of image manipulation tasks, including photo retouching, image composition, and image construction.
Zimbra: The next-generation email app that makes e-mail easy again. Get e-mail, contacts, and calendar all in one application. You can easily set up Zimbra, Yahoo. Mail Plus, AOL and Gmail email accounts with the Account Wizard.
Clamwin: Free Antivirus for Windows. Includes virus scanner, scheduler, virus database updates, context menu integration to MS Windows Explorer and Addin to MS Outlook.
Drupal 7.10: The famous CMS that allows an individual or a community of users to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website. Tens of thousands of people and organizations have used Drupal to power scores of different web sites, including Community web portals, Discussion sites, Corporate web sites, and Personal web sites or blogs.
SugarCRM: A complete CRM system for businesses of all sizes. Core CRM functionality includes sales automation, marketing campaigns, support cases, project mgmt, calendaring and more. Built in PHP, supports MySQL and SQL Server.
WordPress: A personal publishing platform and CMS with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. What a mouthful. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.
LibreOffice:; The free power-packed Open Source personal productivity suite for Windows, Macintosh and Linux, that gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs.
TruCrypt: A software system for establishing and maintaining an on-the-fly-encrypted drive. On-the-fly encryption means that data are automatically encrypted or decrypted right before they are loaded or saved, without any user intervention.

10 Open Source Developer Tools
Adobe Flex SDK : This provides a highly productive, open source framework for building and maintaining expressive web applications that deploy consistently on all major browsers, desktops and operating systems.
.NET Micro Framework SDK: A .NET implemenation for very small, resource constrained devices. With version 4.0, we have added additional features such as Multi-touch, large displays, and more power management.
SharpDevelop: An open source IDE for the .NET platform. It is entirely written in C#, and supports various project types in multiple programming languages.
Dev-C++ : A full-featured programming environment and compiler for creating software in C++. Included in the Dev-C++ environment are all of the standard features necessary for writing, compiling, debugging, and executing programs written in C.
EasyPHP: It offers a complete software package allowing to use all the power and the flexibility offered by the dynamic language PHP and the efficient use of databases under Windows.
Ultimate++: A radical and innovative GUI toolkit whose number one priority is programmer productivity. C++ is a great programming language but C++ programmers are sometimes hampered by the lack of effective libraries.
PhpMyAdmin: A tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the Web. Currently it can create and drop databases, create/drop/alter tables, delete/edit/add fields, execute any SQL statement, manage keys on fields.
WaveMaker : An easy-to-use visual builder that enables the drag and drop assembly of scalable, web-applications using Ajax widgets, web services and databases. WaveMaker Studio will look and feel especially familiar to client/server developers who are used to working with visual tools.
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10 Open Source Android Apps for Mobiles
Tiny Tiny RSS Reader: An RSS-Reader for the project Tiny Tiny RSS, a PHP-based online feedreader which runs on your own webspace. It is accessible with any browser and even supports keyboard shortcuts through javascript.
Ringtone Maker: A ringtone creator app for Android. It can creates tones, alarms, and notifications from MP3, WAV, AAC/MP4, 3GPP/AMR files you load onto your phone through the SD card or that you purchase through the Amazon MP3 store.
OSMonitor: A small tool that allows you monitor your Android phone.
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10 Open Source Graphic Design Tools
Paint.Net: An image and photo manipulation application. In order to handle multiple images easily, Paint.NET uses a tabbed document interface.
Blender: A software for 3D modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, interactive creation and playback.
Boxee: On a laptop or connected to an HDTV, boxee gives you a true entertainment experience to enjoy your movies, TV shows, music and photos, as well as streaming content from services like Netflix, MTV, Pandora and flickr.
Google Sketchup: An easy-to-learn 3D-modeling program with a few simple tools to let you create 3D models of houses, sheds, decks, home additions, woodworking projects, and even space ships.
FreeCAD: A 3D CAD/MCAD/CAx/CAE/PLM modeler, aimed directly at mechanical engineering and product design but also fits a wider range of uses in engineering, such as architecture or other engineering specialties.
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