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Application related [http://freeopensourcesoftware.org 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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This page collects good FOSS applications -- user-facing software.  Please make sure software you add has current development and user communities - any size, just current!  If software that meets this threshold later falls out of use, please keep it on the list for historical and reuse purposes, with the label (Not Current).
  
=== Accounting ===
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== Accessibility ==
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* [http://live.gnome.org/Orca Orca] - screen reader and voice access software.
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* [http://sitplus.crea-si.com/ SITPLUS] - eye tracking.
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* [http://eviacam.sourceforge.net/ Viacam] - mouse replacement.
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* [http://vinuxproject.org/ Vinix] - Ubuntu optimized for visually impaired users.
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== Accounting ==
  
 
* [http://www.grisbi.org/ Grisbi]
 
* [http://www.grisbi.org/ Grisbi]
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* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/jgnash/ jGnash] - personal.
 
* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/jgnash/ jGnash] - personal.
  
* [[GnuCash]] - personal.
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* [[GnuCash]] - personal financial management.
  
* [http://www.ledgersmb.org/ LedgerSMB] - SQL-Ledger spin-off.
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* [http://www.ledgersmb.org/ LedgerSMB] - SQL-Ledger fork.
  
 
* [http://www.phreebooks.com/ PhreeBooks]
 
* [http://www.phreebooks.com/ PhreeBooks]
  
* [http://www.sql-ledger.org/ SQL-Ledger] - business.
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* [http://www.sql-ledger.org/ SQL-Ledger] - first professional and now leading FOSS accounting app for businesses.
  
=== Association / Non-Profit Management ===
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== Animation ==
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* [http://www.ktoon.net/ KTooN] - 2D animation.
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== Association / Non-Profit Management ==
  
 
* [http://www.associationsubscribersmanager.org/ Association Subscribers Manager]
 
* [http://www.associationsubscribersmanager.org/ Association Subscribers Manager]
  
* [http://civicrm.org/aboutcivicrm CiviCRM] - association management, events.
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* [http://civicrm.org/aboutcivicrm CiviCRM] - first and now standard FOSS app for association management, events, campaigns.
  
=== Audio Editing ===
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== Artificial Intelligence (AI) ==
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* [http://www.alicebot.org/ AliceBot] - natural language chat bot.
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* [https://github.com/jalanb/co.py.cat/ co.py.cat] - python implementation of Douglas Hofstadter's copycat algorithm.
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* [http://deeplearning4j.org/ Deeplearning4j] - Java implementation including
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* [http://mahout.apache.org/ Mahout] - Apache project for scalable machine learning.
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* [https://github.com/numenta/nupic NuPIC] - https://github.com/numenta/nupic.
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* [http://wiki.opencog.org/ OpenCog] - concerned with generic intelligence and the inter-related cognitive processes it entails.
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* [https://www.tensorflow.org/ Tensorflow] - Google's artificial intelligence software.
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* [https://github.com/torch Torch] - machine learning framework with linear algebra, neural network, and energy-based model support, and packages for audio, computer vision, images, networking, signal processing, video, and others.
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== Astronomy ==
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* [https://github.com/ejholmes/Arduino-Telescope--ASCOM-Driver- Arduino Telescope ASCOM Driver] - hardware controller standard.
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* [http://www.aips.nrao.edu/index.shtml AIPS] - Astronomical Image Processing System.
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* [http://gnuradio.org/redmine/projects/gnuradio/wiki/CompGrRadioAstrononmy GNU Radio] - for radio astronomy.
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* [http://indilib.org/ INDI] - distributed control protocol for astronomical instrumentation.
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* [http://www.dartmouth.edu/~physics/faculty/skycalc/flyer.html JSkyCalc] - time and sky calculations.
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* [http://observation.sourceforge.net/en/ Observation Manager] - astronomical observations logbook.
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* [http://www.stark-labs.com/phdguiding.html PHD Guiding] - intelligent auto-guiding.
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* [http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/sgl_observatory_automation/ SGL Observatory Automation] - automate an astronomical observatory.
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* [http://www.clearskyinstitute.com/xephem/ XEphem] - sky charting.
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* [http://www.astro.louisville.edu/software/xmtel/index.html XmTel] - telescope control software.
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== Audio Editing ==
  
 
* [http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ Audacity]
 
* [http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ Audacity]
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* [http://jackaudio.org/ Jack] - audio connection.
 
* [http://jackaudio.org/ Jack] - audio connection.
  
=== Billing ===
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* [http://ardour.org/ Ardour] - digital audio workstation.
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== Billing ==
  
 
* [http://www.jbilling.com/ jBilling]
 
* [http://www.jbilling.com/ jBilling]
  
=== Blogging, Discussions, Forums ===
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* [http://www.freeside.biz/freeside/ Freeside]
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* [http://www.citrusdb.org/ CitrusDB]
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== Bittorrent ==
  
* [http://wordpress.org/ WordPress]
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* [http://deluge-torrent.org/ Deluge]
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* [http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/ FreeDownloadManager] - multiple download methods.
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* [http://time4popcorn.com/ Time4Popcorn] - [https://github.com/popcorn-official Popcorn Github] - movie streaming.
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* [http://www.qbittorrent.org/ qBittorrent] - bittorrent client.
  
=== Business Intelligence ===
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== Business Intelligence ==
  
* [http://www.pentaho.com/ Pentaho]
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* [http://www.pentaho.com/ Pentaho] - one of the first FOSS BI systems.
  
=== CD/DVD Creation ===
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== CD/DVD Creation ==
  
 
* [http://www.dvdflick.net/ DVD Flick]
 
* [http://www.dvdflick.net/ DVD Flick]
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* [http://infrarecorder.org/ InfraRecorder]
 
* [http://infrarecorder.org/ InfraRecorder]
  
=== Church Management ===
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== Church Management ==
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* [http://www.churchdb.org/ ChurchDB] - management of families, integration with Google Maps.
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== Communications ==
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* [http://www.asterisk.org/ Asterisk] - first and now standard Voice over IP (VoIP) management system.
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* [http://www.ekiga.org/ Ekiga] - conferencing support.
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* [http://deadsimplescreensharing.com] - Screen Sharing On The Web
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== Computer Aided Design (CAD) ==
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* [http://brlcad.org/ BRL-CAD] - solid modeling, interactive geometry editing, high-performance ray-tracing for rendering and geometric analysis, image and signal-processing.
  
* [http://www.churchdb.org/ ChurchDB]
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* [http://librecad.org/ LibreCAD] - standard open source CAD app, works with BRL-CAD.
  
=== Communications ===
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Also see 3D modelling app "Blender" in Graphics section.
  
* [http://www.asterisk.org/ Asterisk] - voice over IP.
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== Crowd Sourcing ==
  
* [http://www.ekiga.org/ Ekiga] - conferencing.
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* [https://wiki.ushahidi.com/ Ushahidi] - dispersed information collection and mapping.
  
=== Computer Aided Design & 3D Modeling ===
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== Customer Relationship Management ==
  
* [http://www.blender.org/ Blender]
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* [[OpenCRX]] - with ticketing and issue management.
  
* [http://brlcad.org/ BRL-CAD]
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* [[vtiger]] - standard FOSS fork of original SugarCRM software.
  
=== Customer Relationship Management ===
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== Desktop ==
  
* [[OpenCRX]]
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* [[GNOME]] - most widely used Linux user interface, underlying Ubuntu.
  
* [[vtiger]]
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* [[KDE]] - second most widely used Linux user interface.
  
=== Desktop ===
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== Desktop Publishing ==
  
* [[GNOME]]
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* [[SCRIBUS]] - standard FOSS app for magazines, bulletins, handouts, posters.
  
* [[KDE]]
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== Development Environments ==
  
=== Desktop Publishing ===
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* [http://www.codeblocks.org/ Code::Blocks] - Cross platform C, C++ and Fortran IDE, extensible, and configurable.
  
* [[SCRIBUS]]
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* [[Eclipse]] - standard FOSS integrated development environment (IDE), foundation supported by almost every major tech company, based in Ottawa, Canada.
  
=== Development Environments ===
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* [http://lazarus.freepascal.org/ Lazarus] - Delphi compatible cross-platform IDE with components ready for reuse, and a form designer to easily create complex GUI's and apps.
  
* [[Eclipse]]
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* [http://monodevelop.com/ MonoDevelop] - Cross-platform support for quick development and porting of Microsoft C# and other .NET applications for Linux, Windows and Mac OS.
  
 
* [http://netbeans.org/ NetBeans]
 
* [http://netbeans.org/ NetBeans]
  
=== Disaster Management ===
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* [http://qt-project.org/ Qt] -  Cross-platform application and UI framework for C++ and QML.
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* [http://www.icsharpcode.net/OpenSource/SD/Default.aspx SharpDevelop] - Open source IDE for C#, VB.NET and Boo projects on Microsoft's .NET platform.
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== Disaster Management ==
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* [http://openrelief.org/ OpenRelief] - inexpensive drone controller.
  
 
* [http://www.sahanafoundation.org/ SAHANA]
 
* [http://www.sahanafoundation.org/ SAHANA]
  
=== Dispatching ===
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== Dispatching ==
  
* [http://openises.sourceforge.net/ Open ISES Tickets]
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* [[Tickets CAD]] - dispatch management and tracking system.
  
=== Document Management ===
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== Document Management ==
  
* [[Alfresco]]
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* [[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]]
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* [[Nuxeo]] - standard FOSS doc management system from Europe, all FOSS components, scales from small to very large organizations..
  
=== Ebook Readers ===
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== Ebook Readers ==
  
 
* [http://openlibrary.org/dev/docs/bookreader BookReader]
 
* [http://openlibrary.org/dev/docs/bookreader BookReader]
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* [http://www.plkr.org/ Plucker]
 
* [http://www.plkr.org/ Plucker]
  
=== Ecommerce ===
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== E-commerce ==
  
* [[Open For Business]]
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* [http://www.abantecart.com/ Abantecart]
  
=== Education ===
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* [http://axiscommerce.com/ AxisCommerce]
  
* [http://moodle.org/ Moodle]
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* [http://www.drupalcommerce.org/ Drupal Commerce] - for Drupal websites.
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* [http://www.loadedcommerce.com/ Loaded Commerce]
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* [http://www.magentocommerce.com/ Magento Commerce]
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* [http://www.nopcommerce.com/ nopCommerce] - asp.net based cart.
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* [http://www.opencart.com/ OpenCart]
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* [[Open For Business]] - one of the first FOSS e-commerce systems.
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* [http://www.oscmax.com/ osCMax]
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* [http://www.oscommerce.com/ oscommerce] - one of the first FOSS e-commerce systems.
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* [http://www.prestashop.com/ PrestaShop]
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* [http://rapidshop.org/ RapidShop] - shopping carts.
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* [http://simplecartjs.org/ Simplecart] - JavaScript shopping carts.
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* [http://spreecommerce.com/ Spree]
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* [http://www.ubercart.org/ Ubercart] - integrates with Drupal.
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* [http://virtuemart.net/ Virtuemart] - integrates with Joomla.
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* [http://www.zen-cart.com/ Zen Cart]
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== Education ==
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* [http://www.chamilo.org/ Chamilo]
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* [http://www.claroline.net/?lang=en Claroline]
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* [http://code.google.com/p/course-builder/ Course Builder] - by Google.
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* [http://kuali.org/ Kuali]
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* [http://moodle.org/ Moodle] - one of the first and now most widely used FOSS education apps.
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* [http://www.olat.org/ Olat]
  
 
* [http://sakaiproject.org/ Sakai]
 
* [http://sakaiproject.org/ Sakai]
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* [http://www.sugarlabs.org/ Sugar]
 
* [http://www.sugarlabs.org/ Sugar]
  
=== Email & Calendar ===
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* [http://vue.tufts.edu/ VUE] - unique capabilites, extraordinary visual mapping tool to help organize digital resources.
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* [http://www.docear.org/ Docear] - unique solution to literature management, helps in integrating different tools/applications in single software (manages pdfs,references).
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== Email & Calendar ==
  
* [[Evolution]]
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* [[Evolution]] - widely deployed world wide by Novell in late 1990's, the standard enterprise level client.
  
* [[Thunderbird-Lightening]]
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* [[Thunderbird-Lightening]] - Mozilla (Firefox) supported client, most widely used individual FOSS client.
  
=== Email Marketing ===
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== Email Marketing ==
  
* [http://www.openemm.org/ OpenEMM]
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* [http://www.openemm.org/ OpenEMM] - emails and campaigns with automated opt-out compliance.
  
 
* [http://www.phplist.com/ phplist]
 
* [http://www.phplist.com/ phplist]
  
=== ERP ===
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== Emergency Services ==
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* [http://openises.sourceforge.net/ Open ISES Tickets] - Information Systems for Emergency Services (ISES).
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== Engineering ==
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* [http://www.code-aster.org Code-Aster] - Civil and Structural Engineering finite element analysis and numeric simulation in structural mechanics.
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== ERP ==
  
* [[Adempiere]]
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* [[Adempiere]] - one of the very first FOSS ERP solutions.
  
 
* [http://www.dolibarr.org Dolibarr ERP/CRM]
 
* [http://www.dolibarr.org Dolibarr ERP/CRM]
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* [http://www.openbravo.com/ OpenBravo]
 
* [http://www.openbravo.com/ OpenBravo]
  
* [http://www.openerp.com/ OpenERP]
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* [http://www.openerp.com/ OpenERP] - one of the most widely used.
  
* [http://opentaps.org/ opentaps]
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* [http://opentaps.org/ opentaps] - one of the most widely used.
  
 
* [http://www.weberp.org/ WebERP]
 
* [http://www.weberp.org/ WebERP]
  
=== File Compression ===
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== File Compression ==
  
* [http://www.7-zip.org/ 7-zip]
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* [http://www.7-zip.org/ 7-zip] - support for gzip, zip, related formats.
  
=== Flight Simulator ===
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== Flight Simulator ==
  
 
* [http://www.flightgear.org/ FlightGear]
 
* [http://www.flightgear.org/ FlightGear]
  
=== Forums ===
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== Forums ==
  
 
* [http://www.phpbb.com phpBB]
 
* [http://www.phpbb.com phpBB]
  
=== Game ===
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== Genealogy ==
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* [http://gramps-project.org/ Gramps]
  
* [http://vault.digitalmzx.net/ MegaZeux (mainstream)]
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== Graphics ==
  
* [http://zzo38computer.cjb.net/mzx1/mzx_extended/ MegaZeux (forked)]
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* [[Blender3D]] - 3D modeling.
  
* [http://games.kde.org/ KDE Games]
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* [http://www.cenon.info/frame_gb.html Cenon] - vector graphics.
  
=== Geneaology ===
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* [[DIA]] - first FOSS template tool, occasionally useful, now superseded by LibreOffice Draw, Gimp, Inkscape, and others.
  
* [http://gramps-project.org/ Gramps]
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* [http://www.lcdf.org/gifsicle/ Gifsicle] - create animated gifs.
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* [[Gimp]] - standard FOSS bitmap editing application, extraordinarily powerful.
  
=== Graphics ===
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* [http://www.imagemagick.org/ ImageMajick] - create animated gifs.
  
* [[Blender3D]] - 3D.
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* [http://krita.org/ Krita] - painting and sketching.
  
* [[DIA]] - templates.
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* [[Inkscape]] - standard FOSS vector graphics application.
  
* [[Gimp]] - bitmap.
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* [http://meesoft.logicnet.dk/DiagramDesigner/ Diagram Designer] - Simple vector graphics editor for creating flowcharts, UML class diagrams, illustrations and slide shows.
  
* [http://www.imagemagick.org/ ImageMajick] -
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== Graphing ==
  
* [[Inkscape]] - vector.
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* [http://graphite.wikidot.com/ Graphite] - scalable real-time graphing.
  
=== Groupware ===
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== Groupware (email, contacts, calendar, notes, tasks ) ==
  
 
* [[cyn.in]]
 
* [[cyn.in]]
  
 
* [[eGroupWare]] - web-based.
 
* [[eGroupWare]] - web-based.
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* [https://www.group-office.com Group-Office] - web-based
  
 
* [[Bedework]]
 
* [[Bedework]]
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* [http://www.sogo.nu/ SOGo]
 
* [http://www.sogo.nu/ SOGo]
  
=== Human Resources (HR) ===
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== Health / Medical / Dental ==
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* [http://www.eclipse.org/ohf/ Eclipse OHF] - health framework.
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* [http://gnumed.de/ GnuMED] - electronic medical records.
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* [https://launchpad.net/ihris-suite iHRIS]
  
* [[OrangeHRM]]
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* [http://indivohealth.org/ Indivo]
  
=== Instant Messaging ===
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* [http://www.mirthcorp.com/community/overview Mirth]
  
* [[Pidgin]]
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* [http://www.opendental.com/ OpenDental] - dental application.
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* [http://www.openehr.org/ OpenEHR] - electronic health records.
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* [http://open-emr.org/ Open EMR] - electronic medical records.
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* [http://www.openmolar.com/ OpenMolar] - dental software.
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* [http://openmrs.org/ OpenMRS]
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* [http://www.opentox.org/ OpenTox] - interoperable predictive toxicology framework.
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* [http://www.oscarcanada.org/ OSCAR] - electronic medical records.
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* [http://www.osehra.org/ OSEHRA]
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* [https://www.phyaura.com/ Phyaura]
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* [http://www.tolven.org/ Tolven]
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* [http://static.usenix.org/event/byname/healthsec.html USENIX HealthSEC Workshop] - [https://www.usenix.org/category/conference-group/healthsec HealthSEC Papers]
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* [[VistA]] - electronic medical records.
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== Human Resources (HR) ==
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* [[OrangeHRM]] - first FOSS HR management software.
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* [[SimpleHRM]]
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== Instant Messaging ==
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* [[Pidgin]] - standard FOSS app for IM, can connect to all major networks.
  
 
* [http://zzo38computer.cjb.net/prog/PHIRC/ PHIRC] (IRC)
 
* [http://zzo38computer.cjb.net/prog/PHIRC/ PHIRC] (IRC)
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* [http://www.igniterealtime.org/projects/spark/ Spark]
 
* [http://www.igniterealtime.org/projects/spark/ Spark]
  
=== Inventory Management ===
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== Inventory Management ==
  
 
* [http://asset-tracker.sourceforge.net/ Asset Tracker]
 
* [http://asset-tracker.sourceforge.net/ Asset Tracker]
  
* [http://www.tracmor.com/ Tracmor]
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== ISP Management ==
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* [http://www.freeside.biz/freeside/ Freeside] - billing, CRM, trouble ticketing, network monitoring and provisioning for ISPs, VoIP providers and other industries.
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== Issue Tracking ==
  
=== Issue Tracking ===
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* [[Trac]] - standard (basic) FOSS issue tracking app, simple interface, customizable reports.
  
* [[Trac]]
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(See "Bug Tracking" software on "System Software" page for more sophisticated systems.)
  
=== Label Printing ===
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== Label Printing ==
  
 
* [http://glabels.sourceforge.net/ gLabels]
 
* [http://glabels.sourceforge.net/ gLabels]
  
=== Library Software ===
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== Library Software ==
  
 
* [http://www.open-ils.org/ Evergreen]
 
* [http://www.open-ils.org/ Evergreen]
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* [[oss4lib]]
 
* [[oss4lib]]
  
=== Mathematics ===
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== Mathematics ==
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* [http://www.mathbuntu.org/ Mathbuntu] - learning software.
  
 
* [http://www.gnu.org/software/octave/ Octave]
 
* [http://www.gnu.org/software/octave/ Octave]
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* [http://www.scilab.org/ Scilab]
 
* [http://www.scilab.org/ Scilab]
  
=== Medical / Dental ===
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== Mind Mapping ==
  
* [http://www.eclipse.org/ohf/ Eclipse OHF] - health framework.
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* [http://freeplane.sourceforge.net/ FreePlane] - update of and more powerful than the original [[FreeMind]] app.
  
* [https://launchpad.net/ihris-suite iHRIS]
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== Modeling ==
  
* [http://gnumed.de/ GnuMED] - electronic medical records.
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* [http://argouml.tigris.org/ ArgoUML] - UML modeling.
  
* [http://indivohealth.org/ Indivo]
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* [http://www.modelio.org/ Modelio] - UML, BPMN, Java, XMI, HTML, Jython modeling environment.
  
* [http://www.mirthcorp.com/community/overview Mirth]
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* [http://www.umlet.com/ UMLet] - text-based UML modeling.
  
* [http://www.opendental.com/ OpenDental] - dental application
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== Multimedia ==
  
* [http://www.openehr.org/ OpenEHR] - electronic health records.
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* [http://banshee-project.org/about/ Banshee]
  
* [http://open-emr.org/ Open EMR] - electronic medical records.
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* [http://handbrake.fr/ HandBrake] - format conversions.
  
* [http://openmrs.org/ OpenMRS]
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* [http://hugin.sourceforge.net/ Hugin] - panorama photo stitcher.
  
* [http://www.opentox.org/ OpenTox] - interoperable predictive toxicology framework.
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* [http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ VLC media player]
  
* [http://www.oscarcanada.org/ OSCAR] - electronic medical records.
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* [http://www.openlp.org/ OpenLP]
  
* [http://www.osehra.org/ OSEHRA]
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== Notes ==
  
* [https://www.phyaura.com/ Phyaura]
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* [http://projects.gnome.org/tomboy/ Tomboy]
  
* [http://www.tolven.org/ Tolven]
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* [https://consunet.com.au/products/whispernote/ WhisperNote] - portable encrypted HTML note.
  
* [[VistA]] - electronic medical records.
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== Office Suite ==
  
=== Mind Mapping ===
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* [http://www.calligra-suite.org/ Calligra Suite] - Koffice spinoff.
  
* [[FreeMind]]
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* [http://LibreOffice.org LibreOffice] - standard FOSS office suite software, compatible with Microsoft Office, update of original [[OpenOffice.org]].
  
=== Multimedia ===
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== Optical Character Recognition (OCR) ==
  
* [http://banshee-project.org/about/ Banshee]
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* [http://jocr.sourceforge.net/ GOCR/JOCR] - Started in 2000, JavaScript based, works with many image formats.  Javascript version at [http://antimatter15.com/gocr.js/demo.html GOCR.js]. (GPL 2)
  
* [http://handbrake.fr/ HandBrake] - Format conversions
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* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/javaocr/ JavaOCR] - suite of "pure" Java libraries with no external dependencies, small memory footprint, good for Android development. (Apache 2.0)
  
* [http://hugin.sourceforge.net/ Hugin] - Panorama photo stitcher
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* [http://www.gnu.org/software/ocrad/ Ocrad] - performs OCR based on a feature extraction method, analyze layout and identify different columns and areas of text, use stand-alone or as a module.  Javascript version at [http://antimatter15.com/ocrad.js/demo.html Ocrad.js]. (GPL 3)
  
* [http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ VLC media player]
+
* [https://github.com/tmbdev/ocropy ocropus] - Python-based OCR package using recurrent neural networks, including scripts for ground truth editing and correction, measuring error rates, determining confusion matrices, and other features. (Apache 2.0)
  
* [http://www.openlp.org/ OpenLP]
+
* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/openkm/ OpenKM] -  enterprise focus with modules such as version control, metadata, workflow, search, and user collaboration. (GPL 2)
  
=== Notes ===
+
* [https://code.google.com/p/tesseract-ocr/ Tesseract] - very accurate, works with Leptonica Image Processing Library in 60+ languages, developed by HP, now led by Google. (Apache 2.0)
  
* [http://projects.gnome.org/tomboy/ Tomboy]
+
== Password Managers ==
  
=== Office Suite ===
+
* [https://consunet.com.au/products/everypass/ EveryPass] - a HTML5 based password manager that allows cross domain password management on modern, web enabled devices.
  
* [[OpenOffice.org]] - original, bought from Sun by Oracle.
+
* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/keepass/ KeePass] - open source, light-weight and easy-to-use password manager for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and mobile devices.
  
* [http://LibreOffice.org LibreOffice] - OpenOffice spin-off, supported by large group.
+
== PDF Viewers / Editors / Writers ==
  
=== PDF Viewers & Editors ===
+
* [http://www.cogniview.com/cc-free-pdf-converter CC PDF converter] - PDF printer.
  
 
* [http://projects.gnome.org/evince/ Evince]
 
* [http://projects.gnome.org/evince/ Evince]
  
 
* [http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/ Ghostscript]
 
* [http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/ Ghostscript]
 +
 +
* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/ PDFCreator] - PDF printer.
  
 
* [http://pdfedit.cz/en/index.html PDFEdit]
 
* [http://pdfedit.cz/en/index.html PDFEdit]
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* [http://blog.kowalczyk.info/software/sumatrapdf/ Sumatra]
 
* [http://blog.kowalczyk.info/software/sumatrapdf/ Sumatra]
  
=== Point of Sale ===
+
== Photography ==
 +
 
 +
* [http://hugin.sourceforge.net/ Hugin] - panoramic photo stitcher togetherer.
 +
 
 +
== Point of Sale ==
  
 
* [http://lemonpos.sourceforge.net/ LemonPOS]
 
* [http://lemonpos.sourceforge.net/ LemonPOS]
  
=== Project Management ===
+
== Presentations ==
 +
 
 +
* [http://sozi.baierouge.fr/pages/10-about.html Sozi] - zooming presentation editor and player.
 +
 
 +
== Printing 3D ==
 +
 
 +
* [http://replicat.org/ ReplicatorG]
 +
 
 +
* [http://reprap.org/ RepRap]
 +
 
 +
== Project Management ==
  
 
* [http://collabtive.o-dyn.de/ Collabtive]
 
* [http://collabtive.o-dyn.de/ Collabtive]
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* [[GanttProject]] - Gantt charts, reads/writes MS project.
 
* [[GanttProject]] - Gantt charts, reads/writes MS project.
  
* [http://openproj.org/ OpenProj] - all-in-one business projects.
+
* [http://live.gnome.org/Planner Planner] - simple interface, Gantt charts, resource allocation, cost roll-ups, HTML export, best basic tool.
  
* [http://live.gnome.org/Planner Planner] - Gantt charts.
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* [http://ProjectLibre.org/ ProjectLibre] - update of original [http://openproj.org/ OpenProj] app, Gantt charts, resources, costing, read /write compatible with MS Project, best sophisticated tool.
  
* [http://www.redmine.org/ RedMine]
+
* [http://www.redmine.org/ RedMine] - web-based collaboration support for project teams.
  
 
* [http://www.taskjuggler.org/ TaskJuggler]
 
* [http://www.taskjuggler.org/ TaskJuggler]
  
=== Public Safety ===
+
== Real Estate ==
 
 
* [[Tickets CAD]]
 
 
 
=== Real Estate ===
 
  
 
* [[Open-Realty]]
 
* [[Open-Realty]]
  
=== Reporting / Charts / Graphs ===
+
== Reporting / Charts / Graphs ==
  
 
* [http://www.eclipse.org/birt/ BIRT]
 
* [http://www.eclipse.org/birt/ BIRT]
 +
 +
* [http://d3js.org/ D3.js] - JavaScript data driven documents.
  
 
* [http://datavision.sourceforge.net/ Datavision]
 
* [http://datavision.sourceforge.net/ Datavision]
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* [http://www.pdfburst.com/ DocumentBurster]
 
* [http://www.pdfburst.com/ DocumentBurster]
  
=== Resource Management ===
+
== Resource Management ==
  
 
* [http://mrbs.sourceforge.net/ MRBS]
 
* [http://mrbs.sourceforge.net/ MRBS]
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* [http://www.php.brickhost.com/ phpScheduleIt]
 
* [http://www.php.brickhost.com/ phpScheduleIt]
  
=== Search Engine ===
+
== Screencasting ==
 +
 
 +
* [https://launchpad.net/kazam Kazam] - screen recording for screencasts.
 +
 
 +
== Search Engine ==
  
 
* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/opensearchserve OpenSearchServer]
 
* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/opensearchserve OpenSearchServer]
  
=== Social Networking ===
+
== Social Networking ==
  
 
* [http://www.joindiaspora.com/ Diaspora] - modeled on Facebook.
 
* [http://www.joindiaspora.com/ Diaspora] - modeled on Facebook.
  
=== Sound Editing ===
+
== Sound Editing ==
  
 
* [http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ Audacity]
 
* [http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ Audacity]
  
=== Survey Software ===
+
== Survey Software ==
  
 
* [http://www.limesurvey.org/ LimeSurvey]
 
* [http://www.limesurvey.org/ LimeSurvey]
  
=== Timesheet & Time Tracking ===
+
== Terminal Emulation ==
 +
 
 +
* [http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/ PuTTY] - Telnet, SSH, xterm emulator.
 +
 
 +
== Timesheet & Time Tracking ==
  
 
* [http://projecthamster.wordpress.com/ Project Hamster]
 
* [http://projecthamster.wordpress.com/ Project Hamster]
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* [http://www.timetrex.com/ TimeTrex]
 
* [http://www.timetrex.com/ TimeTrex]
  
=== Video Capture ===
+
== Typesetting ==
 +
 
 +
* [http://www.lyx.org/ Lyx] - LaTeX based beautiful typesetting editor.
 +
 
 +
* [http://www.texmacs.org/ TeXmacs] - LaTeX based beautiful typesetting editor.
 +
 
 +
== Video Capture ==
  
 
* [http://camstudio.org/ CamStudio]
 
* [http://camstudio.org/ CamStudio]
  
* [http://wiki.github.com/fosslc/freeseer/ Freeseer]
+
* [https://github.com/Freeseer/freeseer/wiki Freeseer]
  
=== Video Players ===
+
== Video Players ==
  
 
* [http://www.flowplayer.org Flowplayer]
 
* [http://www.flowplayer.org Flowplayer]
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* [http://www.hdwebplayer.com Web Player]
 
* [http://www.hdwebplayer.com Web Player]
  
=== Video Conferencing ===
+
== Video Conferencing ==
  
 
* [http://ekiga.org/ Ekiga]
 
* [http://ekiga.org/ Ekiga]
  
=== Video Editing ===
+
== Video Editing ==
  
* [http://avidemux.sourceforge.net/ Avidemux]
+
* [http://avidemux.sourceforge.net/ Avidemux] - good video conversion, rotation tools.
  
 
* [http://camstudio.org/ CamStudio]
 
* [http://camstudio.org/ CamStudio]
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* [http://www.kdenlive.org/ Kdenlive]
 
* [http://www.kdenlive.org/ Kdenlive]
  
=== Virtual Desktop Clients ===
+
== Virtual Desktop Clients ==
 +
 
 +
Also see [http://freeopensourcesoftware.org/index.php?title=System_Software#Virtual_Desktop_Servers Virtual Desktop Servers].
  
 
* [https://mail.kde.org/mailman/listinfo/freenx-knx kNX]
 
* [https://mail.kde.org/mailman/listinfo/freenx-knx kNX]
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* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/opennx/ OpenNX].
 
* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/opennx/ OpenNX].
  
* [http://remmina.sourceforge.net/ Remmina]
+
* [http://www.remmina.org/ Remmina]
  
 
* [http://packages.debian.org/sid/qtnx qtnx]
 
* [http://packages.debian.org/sid/qtnx qtnx]
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* [http://www.x2go.org x2go]
 
* [http://www.x2go.org x2go]
  
=== Virtual Private Network ===
+
== Virtual Private Network ==
  
 
* [http://openvpn.net/ OpenVPN]
 
* [http://openvpn.net/ OpenVPN]
  
=== Virtual World / Simulator ===
+
== Virtual World / Simulator ==
  
 
* [http://opensimulator.org/ OpenSimulator]
 
* [http://opensimulator.org/ OpenSimulator]
  
=== Voice Calling ===
+
== Vision ==
 +
 
 +
* [http://www.gazegroup.org/ Gaze Tracker] - gaze tracker.
 +
 
 +
* [http://opencv.willowgarage.com/ OpenCV] - computer vision libraries.
 +
 
 +
== Voice Calling ==
  
 
* [http://www.gnutelephony.org/ GNU Telephony]
 
* [http://www.gnutelephony.org/ GNU Telephony]
  
=== Voice Recognition ===
+
== Voice Recognition ==
  
 
* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/cmusphinx/ CMU Sphinx]
 
* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/cmusphinx/ CMU Sphinx]
  
=== Website Analytics ===
+
* [http://julius.sourceforge.jp/en_index.php Julius]
 +
 
 +
== Website Analytics ==
 +
 
 +
* [http://www.c-amie.co.uk/analog/ Analog] - started in 1995, still being enhanced.
 +
 
 +
* [http://www.awstats.org/ AWStats] - started 2000, command line tool.
 +
 
 +
* [http://piwik.org/ Piwik] - includes marketing and related analysis.
 +
 
 +
* [http://www.webalizer.org/ Webalizer] - fast C code, HTML reports.
  
* [http://piwik.org/ Piwik]
+
* [http://www.w3perl.com/ W3Perl] - all Perl, email and HTML and PDF reports.
  
=== Web Browser ===
+
== Web Browser ==
  
 
* [http://conkeror.org/ Conkeror]
 
* [http://conkeror.org/ Conkeror]
  
* [[Mozilla.org|Firefox]] - descendent of original Netscape.
+
* [[Mozilla.org|Firefox]] - standard FOSS app until Chrome took more user share, traces lineage as a descendent of the first widespread browser Netscape.
  
* [http://www.google.com/chrome Google Chrome]
+
* [http://www.google.com/chrome Chrome] - Google supported browser, very fast, portal to bring users into other (non-FOSS) Google services.
  
=== Web Conferencing ===
+
== Web Conferencing ==
  
* [http://bigbluebutton.org/ BigBlueButton]
+
* [http://bigbluebutton.org/ BigBlueButton] - standard FOSS conferencing app for education.
  
* [http://www.dimdim.com/ DimDim]
+
* [http://www.dimdim.com/ DimDim] - one of the first FOSS conferencing apps.
  
* [http://code.google.com/p/openmeetings/ OpenMeetings]
+
* [http://openmeetings.apache.org/ Openmeetings] - a widely supported Apache project.
  
 
* [http://www.vmukti.com/ VMukti]
 
* [http://www.vmukti.com/ VMukti]
  
* [[WebHuddle]]
+
* [[WebHuddle]] - one of the first FOSS conferencing apps.
 +
 
 +
== Website Content Management Systems (CMS) ==
  
=== Web Development ===
+
* [http://drupal.org/ Drupal] - most widely used FOSS content management system for complex sites, many themes and plugins.
  
* [[Amaya]] - view and edit, supported by creator of web, Tim Berners-Lee.
+
* [http://www.joomla.org/ 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.
 +
 
 +
* [http://www.aptana.com/products/studio3 Aptana Studio 3]
  
 
* [http://bluefish.openoffice.nl/ Bluefish] - editor.
 
* [http://bluefish.openoffice.nl/ Bluefish] - editor.
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* [http://www.bluegriffon.org/ BlueGriffon] - editor.
 
* [http://www.bluegriffon.org/ BlueGriffon] - editor.
  
* [http://drupal.org/ Drupal] - content management system.
+
* [http://www.drk.com.ar/spider.php/ DRKSpiderJava] - Multiplatform Website crawler and link checker.
 
 
* [http://www.joomla.org/ Joomla] - content management system.
 
  
 
* [http://kompozer.net/ KompoZer]
 
* [http://kompozer.net/ KompoZer]
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* [http://quanta.kdewebdev.org/ Quanta]
 
* [http://quanta.kdewebdev.org/ Quanta]
  
* [http://wordpress.org/ Wordpress] - content management system.
+
* [http://wordpress.org/ WordPress] - standard and most widely used FOSS website software, large set of templates, support for blogging, discussions, forums.
  
=== Wiki ===
+
== Wiki ==
  
* [[MediaWiki]] - same software as Wikipedia.
+
* [[MediaWiki]] - original and same software that runs Wikipedia.
  
 
* [http://twiki.org/ TWiki]
 
* [http://twiki.org/ TWiki]
  
=== Workflow ===
+
== Workflow ==
  
 
* [http://www.bonitasoft.org/ Bonita]
 
* [http://www.bonitasoft.org/ Bonita]
  
 
* [http://www.processmaker.com/ Process Maker]
 
* [http://www.processmaker.com/ Process Maker]

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This page collects good FOSS applications -- user-facing software.  Please make sure software you add has current development and user communities - any size, just current!  If software that meets this threshold later falls out of use, please keep it on the list for historical and reuse purposes, with the label (Not Current).


Contents

Accessibility[edit]

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

Accounting[edit]

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

Animation[edit]

Association / Non-Profit Management[edit]

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

Artificial Intelligence (AI)[edit]

  • co.py.cat - python implementation of Douglas Hofstadter's copycat algorithm.
  • Mahout - Apache project for scalable machine learning.
  • OpenCog - concerned with generic intelligence and the inter-related cognitive processes it entails.
  • Tensorflow - Google's artificial intelligence software.
  • Torch - machine learning framework with linear algebra, neural network, and energy-based model support, and packages for audio, computer vision, images, networking, signal processing, video, and others.

Astronomy[edit]

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

Audio Editing[edit]

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

Billing[edit]

Bittorrent[edit]

Business Intelligence[edit]

  • Pentaho - one of the first FOSS BI systems.

CD/DVD Creation[edit]

Church Management[edit]

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

Communications[edit]

  • Asterisk - first and now standard Voice over IP (VoIP) management system.
  • Ekiga - conferencing support.
  • [1] - Screen Sharing On The Web

Computer Aided Design (CAD)[edit]

  • BRL-CAD - solid modeling, interactive geometry editing, high-performance ray-tracing for rendering and geometric analysis, image and signal-processing.
  • LibreCAD - standard open source CAD app, works with BRL-CAD.

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

Crowd Sourcing[edit]

  • Ushahidi - dispersed information collection and mapping.

Customer Relationship Management[edit]

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

Desktop[edit]

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

Desktop Publishing[edit]

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

Development Environments[edit]

  • Code::Blocks - Cross platform C, C++ and Fortran IDE, extensible, and configurable.
  • Eclipse - standard FOSS integrated development environment (IDE), foundation supported by almost every major tech company, based in Ottawa, Canada.
  • Lazarus - Delphi compatible cross-platform IDE with components ready for reuse, and a form designer to easily create complex GUI's and apps.
  • MonoDevelop - Cross-platform support for quick development and porting of Microsoft C# and other .NET applications for Linux, Windows and Mac OS.
  • Qt - Cross-platform application and UI framework for C++ and QML.
  • SharpDevelop - Open source IDE for C#, VB.NET and Boo projects on Microsoft's .NET platform.

Disaster Management[edit]

Dispatching[edit]

  • Tickets CAD - dispatch management and tracking system.

Document Management[edit]

  • 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[edit]

E-commerce[edit]

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

Education[edit]

  • 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.
  • Docear - unique solution to literature management, helps in integrating different tools/applications in single software (manages pdfs,references).

Email & Calendar[edit]

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

Email Marketing[edit]

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

Emergency Services[edit]

Engineering[edit]

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

ERP[edit]

  • 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[edit]

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

Flight Simulator[edit]

Forums[edit]

Genealogy[edit]

Graphics[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  • Graphite - scalable real-time graphing.

Groupware (email, contacts, calendar, notes, tasks )[edit]

Health / Medical / Dental[edit]

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

Human Resources (HR)[edit]

  • OrangeHRM - first FOSS HR management software.

Instant Messaging[edit]

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

Inventory Management[edit]

ISP Management[edit]

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

Issue Tracking[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Library Software[edit]

Mathematics[edit]

Mind Mapping[edit]

Modeling[edit]

  • Modelio - UML, BPMN, Java, XMI, HTML, Jython modeling environment.
  • UMLet - text-based UML modeling.

Multimedia[edit]

  • Hugin - panorama photo stitcher.

Notes[edit]

Office Suite[edit]

Optical Character Recognition (OCR)[edit]

  • GOCR/JOCR - Started in 2000, JavaScript based, works with many image formats. Javascript version at GOCR.js. (GPL 2)
  • JavaOCR - suite of "pure" Java libraries with no external dependencies, small memory footprint, good for Android development. (Apache 2.0)
  • Ocrad - performs OCR based on a feature extraction method, analyze layout and identify different columns and areas of text, use stand-alone or as a module. Javascript version at Ocrad.js. (GPL 3)
  • ocropus - Python-based OCR package using recurrent neural networks, including scripts for ground truth editing and correction, measuring error rates, determining confusion matrices, and other features. (Apache 2.0)
  • OpenKM - enterprise focus with modules such as version control, metadata, workflow, search, and user collaboration. (GPL 2)
  • Tesseract - very accurate, works with Leptonica Image Processing Library in 60+ languages, developed by HP, now led by Google. (Apache 2.0)

Password Managers[edit]

  • EveryPass - a HTML5 based password manager that allows cross domain password management on modern, web enabled devices.
  • KeePass - open source, light-weight and easy-to-use password manager for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and mobile devices.

PDF Viewers / Editors / Writers[edit]

Photography[edit]

  • Hugin - panoramic photo stitcher togetherer.

Point of Sale[edit]

Presentations[edit]

  • Sozi - zooming presentation editor and player.

Printing 3D[edit]

Project Management[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Reporting / Charts / Graphs[edit]

  • D3.js - JavaScript data driven documents.

Resource Management[edit]

Screencasting[edit]

  • Kazam - screen recording for screencasts.

Search Engine[edit]

Social Networking[edit]

Sound Editing[edit]

Survey Software[edit]

Terminal Emulation[edit]

  • PuTTY - Telnet, SSH, xterm emulator.

Timesheet & Time Tracking[edit]

Typesetting[edit]

  • Lyx - LaTeX based beautiful typesetting editor.
  • TeXmacs - LaTeX based beautiful typesetting editor.

Video Capture[edit]

Video Players[edit]

Video Conferencing[edit]

Video Editing[edit]

  • Avidemux - good video conversion, rotation tools.

Virtual Desktop Clients[edit]

Also see Virtual Desktop Servers.

Virtual Private Network[edit]

Virtual World / Simulator[edit]

Vision[edit]

  • OpenCV - computer vision libraries.

Voice Calling[edit]

Voice Recognition[edit]

Website Analytics[edit]

  • Analog - started in 1995, still being enhanced.
  • AWStats - started 2000, command line tool.
  • Piwik - includes marketing and related analysis.
  • W3Perl - all Perl, email and HTML and PDF reports.

Web Browser[edit]

  • 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[edit]

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

Website Content Management Systems (CMS)[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  • MediaWiki - original and same software that runs Wikipedia.

Workflow[edit]