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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).
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== Accessibility ==
 
== Accessibility ==
  
* [http://live.gnome.org/Orca Orca] - screen reader and voice access.
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* [http://live.gnome.org/Orca Orca] - screen reader and voice access software.
  
 
* [http://sitplus.crea-si.com/ SITPLUS] - eye tracking.
 
* [http://sitplus.crea-si.com/ SITPLUS] - eye tracking.
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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.
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== Animation ==
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* [http://www.ktoon.net/ KTooN] - 2D animation.
  
 
== Association / Non-Profit Management ==
 
== Association / Non-Profit Management ==
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* [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.
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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.
  
 
== Astronomy ==
 
== Astronomy ==
  
* [https://github.com/ejholmes/Arduino-Telescope--ASCOM-Driver- Arduino Telescope ASCOM Driver] - Hardware controller standard.
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* [https://github.com/ejholmes/Arduino-Telescope--ASCOM-Driver- Arduino Telescope ASCOM Driver] - hardware controller standard.
  
* [http://www.aips.nrao.edu/index.shtml AIPS] - Astronomical Image Processing System
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* [http://www.aips.nrao.edu/index.shtml AIPS] - Astronomical Image Processing System.
  
* [http://gnuradio.org/redmine/projects/gnuradio/wiki/CompGrRadioAstrononmy GNU Radio] - Radio Astronomy
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* [http://gnuradio.org/redmine/projects/gnuradio/wiki/CompGrRadioAstrononmy GNU Radio] - for radio astronomy.
  
* [http://indilib.org/ INDI] - Distributed control protocol for astronomical instrumentation.  
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* [http://indilib.org/ INDI] - distributed control protocol for astronomical instrumentation.  
  
* [http://www.dartmouth.edu/~physics/faculty/skycalc/flyer.html JSkyCalc] - Time and sky calculations.
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* [http://www.dartmouth.edu/~physics/faculty/skycalc/flyer.html JSkyCalc] - time and sky calculations.
  
* [http://observation.sourceforge.net/en/ Observation Manager] - Astronomical observations logbook.
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* [http://observation.sourceforge.net/en/ Observation Manager] - astronomical observations logbook.
  
* [http://www.stark-labs.com/phdguiding.html PHD Guiding] - Intelligent auto-guiding.
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* [http://www.stark-labs.com/phdguiding.html PHD Guiding] - intelligent auto-guiding.
  
* [http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/sgl_observatory_automation/ SGL Observatory Automation] - Automate an astronomical observatory.
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* [http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/sgl_observatory_automation/ SGL Observatory Automation] - automate an astronomical observatory.
  
* [http://www.clearskyinstitute.com/xephem/ XEphem] - Sky charting.
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* [http://www.clearskyinstitute.com/xephem/ XEphem] - sky charting.
  
* [http://www.astro.louisville.edu/software/xmtel/index.html XmTel] - Telescope control software.
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* [http://www.astro.louisville.edu/software/xmtel/index.html XmTel] - telescope control software.
  
 
== Audio Editing ==
 
== Audio Editing ==
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* [http://jackaudio.org/ Jack] - audio connection.
 
* [http://jackaudio.org/ Jack] - audio connection.
  
* [http://ardour.org/ Ardour] - digital audio workstation
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* [http://ardour.org/ Ardour] - digital audio workstation.
  
 
== Billing ==
 
== Billing ==
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* [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 ==
 
== 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 ==
 
== CD/DVD Creation ==
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== Church Management ==
 
== Church Management ==
  
* [http://www.churchdb.org/ ChurchDB]
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* [http://www.churchdb.org/ ChurchDB] - management of families, integration with Google Maps.
  
 
== Communications ==
 
== Communications ==
  
* [http://www.asterisk.org/ Asterisk] - voice over IP.
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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) ==
  
* [http://www.ekiga.org/ Ekiga] - conferencing.
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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.
  
== Computer Aided Design & 3D Modeling ==
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* [http://librecad.org/ LibreCAD] - standard open source CAD app, works with BRL-CAD.
  
* [http://www.blender.org/ Blender]
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Also see 3D modelling app "Blender" in Graphics section.
  
* [http://brlcad.org/ BRL-CAD]
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== Crowd Sourcing ==
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* [https://wiki.ushahidi.com/ Ushahidi] - dispersed information collection and mapping.
  
 
== Customer Relationship Management ==
 
== Customer Relationship Management ==
  
* [[OpenCRX]]
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* [[OpenCRX]] - with ticketing and issue management.
  
* [[vtiger]]
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* [[vtiger]] - standard FOSS fork of original SugarCRM software.
  
 
== Desktop ==
 
== Desktop ==
  
* [[GNOME]]
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* [[GNOME]] - most widely used Linux user interface, underlying Ubuntu.
  
* [[KDE]]
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* [[KDE]] - second most widely used Linux user interface.
  
 
== Desktop Publishing ==
 
== Desktop Publishing ==
  
* [[SCRIBUS]]
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* [[SCRIBUS]] - standard FOSS app for magazines, bulletins, handouts, posters.
  
 
== Development Environments ==
 
== Development Environments ==
  
* [[Eclipse]]
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* [http://www.codeblocks.org/ Code::Blocks] - Cross platform C, C++ and Fortran IDE, extensible, and configurable.
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* [[Eclipse]] - standard FOSS integrated development environment (IDE), foundation supported by almost every major tech company, based in Ottawa, Canada.
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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.
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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]
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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.
  
 
== Disaster Management ==
 
== Disaster Management ==
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* [http://openrelief.org/ OpenRelief] - inexpensive drone controller.
  
 
* [http://www.sahanafoundation.org/ SAHANA]
 
* [http://www.sahanafoundation.org/ SAHANA]
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== Dispatching ==
 
== Dispatching ==
  
* [http://openises.sourceforge.net/ Open ISES Tickets]
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* [[Tickets CAD]] - dispatch management and tracking system.
  
 
== Document Management ==
 
== 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 ==
 
== Ebook Readers ==
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* [http://www.plkr.org/ Plucker]
 
* [http://www.plkr.org/ Plucker]
  
== Ecommerce ==
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== E-commerce ==
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* [http://www.abantecart.com/ Abantecart]
  
* [[Open For Business]]
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* [http://axiscommerce.com/ AxisCommerce]
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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.
  
 
* [http://www.zen-cart.com/ Zen Cart]
 
* [http://www.zen-cart.com/ Zen Cart]
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== Education ==
 
== Education ==
  
* [http://moodle.org/ Moodle]
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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]
  
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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).
 
== Email & Calendar ==
 
== 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 ==
 
== 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]
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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.
  
 
== ERP ==
 
== 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]
 
* [http://ledgersmb.org/ LedgerSMB]
 
  
 
== File Compression ==
 
== 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 ==
 
== Flight Simulator ==
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* [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]
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== Graphics ==
  
* [http://vault.digitalmzx.net/ MegaZeux (mainstream)]
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* [[Blender3D]] - 3D modeling.
  
* [http://zzo38computer.cjb.net/mzx1/mzx_extended/ MegaZeux (forked)]
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* [http://www.cenon.info/frame_gb.html Cenon] - vector graphics.
  
* [http://games.kde.org/ KDE Games]
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* [[DIA]] - first FOSS template tool, occasionally useful, now superseded by LibreOffice Draw, Gimp, Inkscape, and others.
  
== Geneaology ==
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* [http://www.lcdf.org/gifsicle/ Gifsicle] - create animated gifs.
  
* [http://gramps-project.org/ Gramps]
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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.mirthcorp.com/community/overview Mirth]
 
* [http://www.mirthcorp.com/community/overview Mirth]
  
* [http://www.opendental.com/ OpenDental] - dental application
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* [http://www.opendental.com/ OpenDental] - dental application.
  
 
* [http://www.openehr.org/ OpenEHR] - electronic health records.
 
* [http://www.openehr.org/ OpenEHR] - electronic health records.
  
 
* [http://open-emr.org/ Open EMR] - electronic medical records.
 
* [http://open-emr.org/ Open EMR] - electronic medical records.
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* [http://www.openmolar.com/ OpenMolar] - dental software.
  
 
* [http://openmrs.org/ OpenMRS]
 
* [http://openmrs.org/ OpenMRS]
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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]
 
* [http://static.usenix.org/event/byname/healthsec.html USENIX HealthSEC Workshop] - [https://www.usenix.org/category/conference-group/healthsec HealthSEC Papers]
  
* [[VistA]] - electronic medical records.  
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* [[VistA]] - electronic medical records.
  
 
== Human Resources (HR) ==
 
== Human Resources (HR) ==
  
* [[OrangeHRM]]
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* [[OrangeHRM]] - first FOSS HR management software.
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* [[SimpleHRM]]
 
* [[SimpleHRM]]
  
 
== Instant Messaging ==
 
== Instant Messaging ==
  
* [[Pidgin]]
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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://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.
  
 
== Issue Tracking ==
 
== Issue Tracking ==
  
* [[Trac]]
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== Label Printing ==
 
== Label Printing ==
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== Mathematics ==
 
== 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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== Mind Mapping ==
 
== Mind Mapping ==
  
* [[FreeMind]]
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* [http://freeplane.sourceforge.net/ FreePlane] - update of and more powerful than the original [[FreeMind]] app.
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== Modeling ==
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* [http://argouml.tigris.org/ ArgoUML] - UML modeling.
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* [http://www.modelio.org/ Modelio] - UML, BPMN, Java, XMI, HTML, Jython modeling environment.
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* [http://www.umlet.com/ UMLet] - text-based UML modeling.
  
 
== Multimedia ==
 
== Multimedia ==
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* [http://banshee-project.org/about/ Banshee]
 
* [http://banshee-project.org/about/ Banshee]
  
* [http://handbrake.fr/ HandBrake] - Format conversions
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* [http://handbrake.fr/ HandBrake] - format conversions.
  
* [http://hugin.sourceforge.net/ Hugin] - Panorama photo stitcher
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* [http://hugin.sourceforge.net/ Hugin] - panorama photo stitcher.
  
 
* [http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ VLC media player]
 
* [http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ VLC media player]
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* [http://projects.gnome.org/tomboy/ Tomboy]
 
* [http://projects.gnome.org/tomboy/ Tomboy]
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* [https://consunet.com.au/products/whispernote/ WhisperNote] - portable encrypted HTML note.
  
 
== Office Suite ==
 
== Office Suite ==
  
* [[OpenOffice.org]] - original, bought from Sun by Oracle.
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* [http://www.calligra-suite.org/ Calligra Suite] - Koffice spinoff.
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* [http://LibreOffice.org LibreOffice] - standard FOSS office suite software, compatible with Microsoft Office, update of original [[OpenOffice.org]].
  
* [http://LibreOffice.org LibreOffice] - OpenOffice spin-off, supported by large group.
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== Optical Character Recognition (OCR) ==
  
== PDF Viewers & Editors ==
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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)
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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)
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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)
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* [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)
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* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/openkm/ OpenKM] -  enterprise focus with modules such as version control, metadata, workflow, search, and user collaboration. (GPL 2)
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* [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)
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== Password Managers ==
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* [https://consunet.com.au/products/everypass/ EveryPass] - a HTML5 based password manager that allows cross domain password management on modern, web enabled devices.
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* [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.
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== PDF Viewers / Editors / Writers ==
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* [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]
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* [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]
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== Photography ==
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* [http://hugin.sourceforge.net/ Hugin] - panoramic photo stitcher togetherer.
  
 
== Point of Sale ==
 
== Point of Sale ==
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* [http://lemonpos.sourceforge.net/ LemonPOS]
 
* [http://lemonpos.sourceforge.net/ LemonPOS]
  
== Printing (3D) ==
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== Presentations ==
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 +
* [http://sozi.baierouge.fr/pages/10-about.html Sozi] - zooming presentation editor and player.
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== Printing 3D ==
  
 
* [http://replicat.org/ ReplicatorG]
 
* [http://replicat.org/ ReplicatorG]
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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.
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* [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]
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* [http://www.redmine.org/ RedMine] - web-based collaboration support for project teams.
  
 
* [http://www.taskjuggler.org/ TaskJuggler]
 
* [http://www.taskjuggler.org/ TaskJuggler]
 
== Public Safety ==
 
 
* [[Tickets CAD]]
 
  
 
== Real Estate ==
 
== Real Estate ==
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* [http://www.eclipse.org/birt/ BIRT]
 
* [http://www.eclipse.org/birt/ BIRT]
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* [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.php.brickhost.com/ phpScheduleIt]
 
* [http://www.php.brickhost.com/ phpScheduleIt]
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== Screencasting ==
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* [https://launchpad.net/kazam Kazam] - screen recording for screencasts.
  
 
== Search Engine ==
 
== Search Engine ==
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* [http://www.limesurvey.org/ LimeSurvey]
 
* [http://www.limesurvey.org/ LimeSurvey]
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== Terminal Emulation ==
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* [http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/ PuTTY] - Telnet, SSH, xterm emulator.
  
 
== Timesheet & Time Tracking ==
 
== Timesheet & Time Tracking ==
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* [http://www.timetrex.com/ TimeTrex]
 
* [http://www.timetrex.com/ TimeTrex]
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== Typesetting ==
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* [http://www.lyx.org/ Lyx] - LaTeX based beautiful typesetting editor.
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* [http://www.texmacs.org/ TeXmacs] - LaTeX based beautiful typesetting editor.
  
 
== Video Capture ==
 
== Video Capture ==
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== Video Editing ==
 
== Video Editing ==
  
* [http://avidemux.sourceforge.net/ Avidemux]
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* [http://avidemux.sourceforge.net/ Avidemux] - good video conversion, rotation tools.
  
 
* [http://camstudio.org/ CamStudio]
 
* [http://camstudio.org/ CamStudio]
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== Virtual Desktop Clients ==
 
== Virtual Desktop Clients ==
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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]
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* [http://www.remmina.org/ Remmina]
  
 
* [http://packages.debian.org/sid/qtnx qtnx]
 
* [http://packages.debian.org/sid/qtnx qtnx]
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== Website Analytics ==
 
== Website Analytics ==
  
* [http://piwik.org/ Piwik]
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* [http://www.c-amie.co.uk/analog/ Analog] - started in 1995, still being enhanced.
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* [http://www.awstats.org/ AWStats] - started 2000, command line tool.
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* [http://piwik.org/ Piwik] - includes marketing and related analysis.
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* [http://www.webalizer.org/ Webalizer] - fast C code, HTML reports.
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* [http://www.w3perl.com/ W3Perl] - all Perl, email and HTML and PDF reports.
  
 
== Web Browser ==
 
== Web Browser ==
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* [http://conkeror.org/ Conkeror]
 
* [http://conkeror.org/ Conkeror]
  
* [[Mozilla.org|Firefox]] - descendent of original Netscape.
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* [[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]
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* [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]
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* [http://bigbluebutton.org/ BigBlueButton] - standard FOSS conferencing app for education.
  
* [http://www.dimdim.com/ DimDim]
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* [http://www.dimdim.com/ DimDim] - one of the first FOSS conferencing apps.
  
* [http://code.google.com/p/openmeetings/ OpenMeetings]
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* [http://openmeetings.apache.org/ Openmeetings] - a widely supported Apache project.
  
 
* [http://www.vmukti.com/ VMukti]
 
* [http://www.vmukti.com/ VMukti]
  
* [[WebHuddle]]
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* [[WebHuddle]] - one of the first FOSS conferencing apps.
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== Website Content Management Systems (CMS) ==
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* [http://drupal.org/ Drupal] - most widely used FOSS content management system for complex sites, many themes and plugins.
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* [http://www.joomla.org/ Joomla] - second most widely used FOSS content management system.
  
== Web Development ==
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== Website Development ==
  
* [[Amaya]] - view and edit, supported by creator of web, Tim Berners-Lee.
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* [[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.
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* [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.
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* [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.
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* [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.
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* [[MediaWiki]] - original and same software that runs Wikipedia.
  
 
* [http://twiki.org/ TWiki]
 
* [http://twiki.org/ TWiki]

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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]