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Revision as of 07:22, 27 February 2014

Application related Free Open Source Software is user-facing, software that does something useful under the operation of a human being. The following applications are all FOSS, in most cases the result of many years of wide user involvement and continuing improvement:

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Accessibility

  • Orca - screen reader and voice access.
  • Vinix - Ubuntu optimized for visually impaired users.

Accounting

  • GnuCash - personal financial management.
  • SQL-Ledger - first professional and now leading FOSS accounting app for businesses.

Animation

Association / Non-Profit Management

  • CiviCRM - first and now standard FOSS app for association management, events, campaigns.

Astronomy

  • AIPS - Astronomical Image Processing System.
  • INDI - distributed control protocol for astronomical instrumentation.
  • XmTel - telescope control software.

Audio Editing

  • Jack - audio connection.
  • Ardour - digital audio workstation.

Billing

Business Intelligence

  • Pentaho - one of the first FOSS BI systems.

CD/DVD Creation

Church Management

  • ChurchDB - management of families, integration with Google Maps.

Communications

  • Asterisk - first and now standard Voice over IP (VoIP) management system.
  • Ekiga - conferencing support.

Computer Aided Design (CAD)

(Also see 3D modelling app "Blender" in Graphics section.)

Crowd Sourcing

  • Ushahidi - dispersed information collection and mapping.

Customer Relationship Management

  • OpenCRX - with ticketing and issue management.
  • vtiger - standard FOSS fork of original SugarCRM software.

Desktop

  • GNOME - most widely used Linux user interface, underlying Ubuntu.
  • KDE - second most widely used Linux user interface.

Desktop Publishing

  • SCRIBUS - standard FOSS app for magazines, bulletins, handouts, posters.

Development Environments

  • Eclipse - standard FOSS integrated development environment (IDE), foundation supported by almost every major tech company, based in Ottawa, Canada.

Disaster Management

Dispatching

  • Tickets CAD - dispatch management and tracking system.

Document Management

  • Alfresco - one of the first and most widely used doc management systems, several commercial open source components but makes the list because they converted back to the GPL License.
  • Nuxeo - standard FOSS doc management system from Europe, all FOSS components, scales from small to very large organizations..

Ebook Readers

E-commerce

  • oscommerce - one of the first FOSS e-commerce systems.

Education

  • Moodle - one of the first and now most widely used FOSS education apps.
  • VUE - unique capabilites, extraordinary visual mapping tool to help organize digital resources.

Email & Calendar

  • Evolution - widely deployed world wide by Novell in late 1990's, the standard enterprise level client.

Email Marketing

  • OpenEMM - emails and campaigns with automated opt-out compliance.

Emergency Services

Engineering

  • Code-Aster - Civil and Structural Engineering finite element analysis and numeric simulation in structural mechanics.

ERP

  • Adempiere - one of the very first FOSS ERP solutions.
  • OpenERP - one of the most widely used.
  • opentaps - one of the most widely used.

File Compression

  • 7-zip - support for gzip, zip, related formats.

Flight Simulator

Forums

Game

  • KDE Games - games for the KDE Linux user interface (should be able to run on most Gnome based systems as well).

Genealogy

Graphics

  • Cenon - vector graphics.
  • DIA - first FOSS template tool, occasionally useful, now superseded by LibreOffice Draw, Gimp, Inkscape, and others.
  • Gimp - standard FOSS bitmap editing application, extraordinarily powerful.
  • Krita - painting and sketching.
  • Inkscape - standard FOSS vector graphics application.
  • Diagram Designer - Simple vector graphics editor for creating flowcharts, UML class diagrams, illustrations and slide shows.

Graphing

  • Graphite - scalable real-time graphing.

Groupware (email, contacts, calendar, notes, tasks )

Health / Medical / Dental

  • GnuMED - electronic medical records.
  • OpenEHR - electronic health records.
  • OpenTox - interoperable predictive toxicology framework.
  • OSCAR - electronic medical records.
  • VistA - electronic medical records.

Human Resources (HR)

  • OrangeHRM - first FOSS HR management software.

Instant Messaging

  • Pidgin - standard FOSS app for IM, can connect to all major networks.

Inventory Management

ISP Management

  • Freeside - billing, CRM, trouble ticketing, network monitoring and provisioning for ISPs, VoIP providers and other industries.

Issue Tracking

  • Trac - standard (basic) FOSS issue tracking app, simple interface, customizable reports.

(See "Bug Tracking" software on "System Software" page for more sophisticated systems.)

Label Printing

Library Software

Mathematics

Mind Mapping

Modeling

Multimedia

  • Hugin - panorama photo stitcher.

Notes

Office Suite

PDF Viewers / Editors / Writers

Photography

  • Hugin - panoramic photo stitcher togetherer.

Point of Sale

Presentations

  • Sozi - zooming presentation editor and player.

Printing 3D

Project Management

  • Planner - simple interface, Gantt charts, resource allocation, cost roll-ups, HTML export, best basic tool.
  • ProjectLibre - update of original OpenProj app, Gantt charts, resources, costing, read /write compatible with MS Project, best sophisticated tool.
  • RedMine - web-based collaboration support for project teams.

Real Estate

Reporting / Charts / Graphs

  • D3.js - JavaScript data driven documents.

Resource Management

Screencasting

  • Kazam - screen recording for screencasts.

Search Engine

Social Networking

Sound Editing

Survey Software

Terminal Emulation

  • PuTTY - Telnet, SSH, xterm emulator.

Timesheet & Time Tracking

Video Capture

Video Players

Video Conferencing

Video Editing

  • Avidemux - good video conversion, rotation tools.

Virtual Desktop Clients

Virtual Private Network

Virtual World / Simulator

Vision

  • OpenCV - computer vision libraries.

Voice Calling

Voice Recognition

Website Analytics

Web Browser

  • Firefox - standard FOSS app until Chrome took more user share, traces lineage as a descendent of the first widespread browser Netscape.
  • Chrome - Google supported browser, very fast, portal to bring users into other (non-FOSS) Google services.

Web Conferencing

  • DimDim - one of the first FOSS conferencing apps.
  • WebHuddle - one of the first FOSS conferencing apps.

Website Content Management Systems (CMS)

  • Drupal - most widely used FOSS content management system for complex sites, many themes and plugins.
  • Joomla - second most widely used FOSS content management system.

Website Development

  • Amaya - original browser supported by creator of web, Tim Berners-Lee, with his vision of always being able to both view and edit any page in the same app.
  • WordPress - standard and most widely used FOSS website software, large set of templates, support for blogging, discussions, forums.

Wiki

  • MediaWiki - original and same software that runs Wikipedia.

Workflow