Open source software and freeware

Anti-Spyware/Anti-Virus/Anti-Rootkit Freeware Utilities : I want to …

  1. protect the computer against viruses : ClamWin Free Antivirus

  2. protect the computer against viruses : The OpenAntivirus Project

  3. protect the computer with a firewall : PktFilter

  4. protect the computer with a firewall : Winsock Firewall

Audio/Music/MP3/Real/Wav Freeware Utilities : I want to …

  1. adjust sound volume of mp3 files : MP3Gain

  2. backup a midi file : MIDI Backup Utility

  3. burn an audio CD : Easy Burning

  4. burn an audio CD : cdrtfe

  5. burn an audio CD : jCDWriter

  6. copy an audio CD : CDRDAO

  7. correct/edit tags of mp3 files : Mp3 Tag Tools

  8. correct/edit tags of mp3 files : MP3 Book Helper

  9. correct/edit tags of mp3 files : MusicBrainz Tagger!

  10. correct/edit tags of mp3 files : MP3-Info Extension

  11. cut/edit/mix/record/remix sound files : Audacity

  12. dj with the mp3 collection : Mixxx

  13. manage CD collection : Ant Movie Catalog

  14. mix audio files : Mixere

  15. play an audio file : Coolplayer

  16. play an audio file : LongPlayer

  17. play an audio file : SnackAmp

  18. play an audio file : NotifyCD

  19. play an audio file : musikCube

  20. play an audio file : Delphamp

  21. play an audio file : Zinf

  22. record save/ audio/video from screen : Krut Computer Recorder

  23. record/save an internet audio broadcast : Juice

  24. record/save streaming music : ASFRecorder

  25. record/save streaming music : Streamripper for Winamp

  26. record/save streaming music : StationRipper

  27. rip music from a CD : MediaCoder

  28. rip music from a CD : CDex

  29. rip music from a CD : CD-DA X-Tractor

  30. sequence midi files : JAZZ++

  31. split an mp3 file into smaller parts : Mp3splt

  32. split an mp3 file into smaller parts : split3pm

  33. stream audio files on the web : GNUMP3d

  34. stream audio files on the web : PeerCast

  35. tag and upload creative commons audio : ccPublisher

  36. turn PC into a media center : MediaPortal

  37. update firmware on mp3 device : Rockbox

  38. wrap mutiple mp3 files into one playable album file : Alba

  39. wrap mutiple mp3 files into one playable album file : Mp3Wrap

Business/Office/Access/Excel/Word Freeware Utilities : I want to …

  1. administer a database : FutureSQL

  2. annotate a pdf : Jarnal

  3. automatically speak the powerpoint slides : PowerTalk 1.2.4

  4. capture screen action into SWF file : Vnc2swf

  5. capture the screen : ScreenCopy

  6. convert .doc files into pdf files : PDF Tools

  7. convert a pdf document into html : pdftohtml

  8. create PDF files : PDFCreator

  9. create PDF files : qvPDF

  10. create/edit html file : Bluefish

  11. design a database : DBDesigner

  12. display a desktop calendar : Sunbird from Mozilla

  13. manage (merge/split/fill) PDF files : Pdftk

  14. manage customer relationships (CRM/ERP) : Compiere

  15. manage customer relationships (CRM/ERP) : ERP5

  16. manage customer relationships (CRM/ERP) : GNU Enterprise (GNUe)

  17. manage customer relationships (CRM/ERP) : Open For Business Project

  18. manage customer relationships (CRM/ERP) : opentaps

  19. manage customer relationships (CRM/ERP) : SugarCRM

  20. manage customer relationships (CRM/ERP) : webERP

  21. open DjVu documents : WinDjView

  22. open PDF files faster : Xpdf

  23. replace Microsoft Word : AbiWord

  24. store data in a database : Firebird

  25. store data in a database : InterBase

  26. store data in a database : Ingres

  27. store data in a database : MySQL

  28. store data in a database : MaxDB

  29. store data in a database : Base

  30. store data in a database : PostgreSQL

  31. store data in a spreadsheet : Gnumeric

  32. track support-desk trouble-tickets : SimpleTicket

  33. track time spent on a project : Time Stamp

  34. type faster (auto-finish words) : LetMeType

  35. use a business intelligence package : Pentaho BI

  36. use a desktop publishing package : Scribus

  37. use a dictionary : Babiloo

  38. use a dictionary : jDictionary

  39. use a dictionary : Podo

  40. use office suite (writer, calc, impress, draw base) : OpenOffice

  41. view html source code for documents/emails : IESpy

Communication Freeware Utilities : I want to …

  1. add different signature/quote/funny lines to email messages : Kookie Jar

  2. chat on IRC (internet relay chat) : BoxedIrc

  3. chat on IRC : X-Chat 2

  4. chat on IRC : HydraIRC

  5. chat on IRC : KVIrc

  6. chat on IRC : ChatZilla

  7. chat on IRC : SeaMonkey

  8. chat on IRC : savIRC

  9. chat with MSN Messenger clients : aMSN

  10. chat with a white board : Coccinella

  11. chat with different messenger clients : Ayttm

  12. chat with different messenger clients : LLuna

  13. chat with different messenger clients : Exodus

  14. chat with different messenger clients : Gabber 2

  15. chat with different messenger clients : Gaim

  16. chat with different messenger clients : BuddySpace

  17. chat with different messenger clients : Centericq

  18. chat with different messenger clients : Psi

  19. chat with different messenger clients : SIM-IM

  20. chat with different messenger clients : Tkabber

  21. chat with different messenger clients : Spark

  22. chat with different messenger clients : Miranda IM

  23. filter spam in email/outlook : Internet Junkbuster

  24. filter spam in email/outlook : Mailfilter

  25. filter spam in email/outlook : SpamBayes

  26. filter spam in email/outlook : Spamihilator

  27. monitor email from multiple accounts : Magic Mail Monitor 3

  28. phone free using the internet : SIPp

  29. phone free using the internet : Speak-Freely

  30. phone free using the internet : Asterisk

  31. phone free using the internet : Shtoom

  32. phone free using the internet : Ekiga

  33. phone free using the internet : PhoneGaim

  34. phone free using the internet : sipXphone

  35. phone free using the internet : SIP Communicator

  36. read/send email : Althea

  37. read/send email : Sylpheed-Claws

  38. read/send email : Mahogany

  39. read/send email : RoundAbout

  40. read/send email : si.Mail

  41. read/send email : Unixmail for Windows

  42. read/send email : Thunderbird

  43. read/send email : Mutt

  44. read/send email : Polarbar Mailer

  45. send email : Blat

  46. send email to multiple people : MailReactor

  47. sort email and check for spam : POPFile

  48. telnet/ssh to a site : Mssh is 2.1

  49. telnet/ssh to a site : PCMan

  50. telnet/ssh to a site : PuTTY

  51. use POP-3 to access hotmail account : Blue HttpMail

  52. use POP-3 to access hotmail account : HTTPMail

  53. use POP-3 to access hotmail account : JHTTPMail

  54. use POP-3 to access hotmail account : HotPOP3

  55. use POP-3 to access webmail account : MrPostman

  56. use POP-3 to access webmail account : FreePOPs

  57. use a better AOL instant messenger : TerraIM

  58. use groupware application : Evolution for Windows

Desktop Freeware Utilities : I want to …

  1. connect two different destops on two systems : Win2VNC

  2. display a desktop calendar : Rainlendar

  3. display a desktop calendar : Sunbird from Mozilla

  4. launch applications with shortcut names : Dave’s Quick Search Deskbar

  5. launch applications with shortcut names : Launchy

  6. run a collaborative screensaver : Electric Sheep

  7. see an active desktop : Vital Desktop

  8. see desktop objects thru a magnifying glass : Virtual Magnifying Glass

  9. synch clock to exact time : NetTime

  10. synch clock to exact time : NIST Internet Time Service

  11. use virtual desktops in windows : Virtual Desktop

  12. use virtual desktops in windows : Virtual Dimension

  13. use virtual desktops in windows : VirtuaWin

  14. write sticky (post-it) notes on the desktop : A Note

  15. write sticky (post-it) notes on the desktop : HandyNotes

  16. write sticky (post-it) notes on the desktop : e7NoteIt

Editors/Notepad Replacements Freeware Utilities : I want to …

  1. edit gettext catalogs : poEdit

  2. edit programming source code : Notepad++

  3. edit programming source code : SynEdit

  4. edit programming source code : jEdit

  5. edit programming source code : Jext

  6. edit programming source code : SciTE

  7. edit rich text : Turbo Pad

  8. edit rich text : LyX

  9. edit scientific text : GNU TeXmacs

  10. edit text : Jarnal

  11. edit text : UniRed

  12. edit text : Emacs

  13. edit text : Vim

  14. edit text : WinVi32

  15. edit/view/analyze executables : HT

Files and Folders Freeware Utilities : I want to …

  1. archive (zip) files : BiGZiP

  2. archive (zip) files : Zzip

  3. archive (zip) files : 7-Zip

  4. archive (zip) files : jzip.org

  5. backup files and folders : Amanda

  6. backup files and folders : BackupPC

  7. backup files and folders : NasBackup

  8. backup files and folders : Abakt

  9. compare/differentiate/merge different files/folders : KDiff3

  10. compare/differentiate/merge different files/folders : WinMerge

  11. convert ASCII files between Win and Unix : Tofrodos

  12. copy a data CD : CDRDAO

  13. display size/space of folders on a drive : WinDirStat

  14. encrypt a file : AxCrypt.

  15. encrypt a file : Blowfish Advanced CS.

  16. encrypt drives/folders/files : TrueCrypt

  17. grep in windows : GREP for Windows

  18. rename multiple files : Ant Renamer

  19. search HTML and office documents : DocSearcher

  20. search file/text on the computer : The File Seeker

  21. search file/text on the computer : Wilbur

  22. search file/text on the computer : Wilma

  23. search files on the computer/intranet : MaxFisher

  24. search text within files : AstroGrep

  25. securely exchange files via p2p : Waste

Financial Freeware Utilities : I want to …

  1. manage business financial accounts : Quasar

  2. manage business financial accounts : SQL-Ledger

  3. manage personal finances : TurboCASH

Graphics/Images/Photographs Freeware Utilities : I want to …

  1. add copyright bar on images : CopyRightLeft

  2. convert .png file into .ico format : png2ico

  3. convert bitmap to vector graphics : AutoTrace

  4. convert bitmap to vector graphics : Potrace

  5. convert scanned text into text : GOCR

  6. create a flash based photo album : zphoto

  7. create an html photo album : Thotor

  8. create schematic drawings : XCircuit

  9. create schematic drawings : gEDA

  10. create/edit 3d graphics : Irrlicht Engine

  11. create/edit 3d graphics : Nebula

  12. create/edit 3d graphics : Art of Illusion

  13. create/edit 3d graphics : Blender

  14. create/edit 3d graphics : Jahshaka

  15. create/edit 3d graphics : OGRE v1.2 [Dagon]

  16. create/edit 3d graphics : OpenFX

  17. create/edit 3d graphics : POV-Ray

  18. create/edit 3d graphics : Wings 3D

  19. create/edit 3d graphics : Xara Xtreme

  20. create/edit bitmap images : ImageMagick

  21. create/edit diagrams : Dia

  22. create/edit graphics : GLE

  23. create/edit vector drawings : Skencil

  24. draw circuit diagrams : TinyCAD

  25. edit an image (for kids) : Tux Paint

  26. edit an image : GIMP

  27. edit an image : Paint.NET

  28. edit an image : GIMPShop

  29. edit vector graphics : Inkscape

  30. extract useful imformation from digital photographs : jhead

  31. hide information in a picture : Hide In Picture

  32. model using computer-aided-design : BRL-CAD

  33. model using computer-aided-design : Sailcut CAD

  34. model using computer-aided-design : PythonCAD

  35. organize photos in albums : ctPhotoBook

  36. restore an old image/painting : restoreInpaint

  37. stitch panoramic photographs : hugin

  38. view images in an album folder : IMGV

  39. view images in an album folder : Cornice

Information/Fun/Misc Freeware Utilities : I want to …

  1. chart planetary movements : ORSA – Orbit Reconstruction, Simulation, and Analysis

  2. see 3d space simulation : Celestia

  3. see the sky/stars/planets : Stellarium

  4. write an outline : Tkoutline

  5. zoom onto the Earth from space : World Wind by NASA

Internet Freeware Utilities : I want to …

  1. add ecommerce to website : osCommerce

  2. add mouse gestures to Internet Explorer browser : Mouse Gestures for Internet Explorer

  3. block IP addresses : PeerGuardian 2

  4. block IP addresses : PeerGuardian Lite

  5. browse the web anonymously : Tor

  6. browse the web fast : K-Meleon

  7. browse the web safely : Firefox

  8. browse the web safely : SeaMonkey

  9. browse the web safely : Opera

  10. conect via a VPN : SSL-Explorer

  11. conect via a VPN : OpenVPN

  12. distribute large files over the web : Jigsaw Download

  13. download a file via a torrent / p2p site : Ares

  14. download a file via a torrent / p2p site : Azureus

  15. download a file via a torrent / p2p site : BT++

  16. download a file via a torrent / p2p site : Cabos

  17. download a file via a torrent / p2p site : eMule Morph

  18. download a file via a torrent / p2p site : eMule Plus

  19. download a file via a torrent / p2p site : G3 Torrent

  20. download a file via a torrent / p2p site : HeavyMole

  21. download a file via a torrent / p2p site : Krimpy

  22. download a file via a torrent / p2p site : MLDonkey

  23. download a file via a torrent / p2p site : MUTE File Sharing

  24. download a file via a torrent / p2p site : MyNapster

  25. download a file via a torrent / p2p site : Phex

  26. download a file via a torrent / p2p site : ABC

  27. download a file via a torrent / p2p site : Qtella

  28. download a file via a torrent / p2p site : TorrentSpy

  29. download a file via a torrent / p2p site : BitTornado

  30. download a file via a torrent / p2p site : BitTorrent

  31. download a file via a torrent / p2p site : eMule

  32. download a file via a torrent / p2p site : FreeWire

  33. download a file via a torrent / p2p site : Gnucleus

  34. download a file via a torrent / p2p site : LimeWire

  35. download a file via a torrent / p2p site : Shareaza

  36. download a file via a torrent / p2p site : XNap

  37. download all files on a webpage : leech

  38. download an entire website : Getleft

  39. download an entire website : webfetch

  40. download an entire website : HTTrack

  41. download/upload files via FTP : FileZilla

  42. download/upload files via FTP : JFtp

  43. easily install Apache/MySQL/PHP/Perl : XAMPP

  44. edit html files : SeaMonkey

  45. edit html files : Amaya

  46. encrypt email : Stunnel

  47. encrypt email messages : WinPT

  48. encrypt email messages : GnuPG for Windows

  49. kill popup ads : AKiller

  50. manage bookmarks : Bookmark Manager

  51. manage download from the web : TrueDownloader

  52. manage download from the web : WackGet

  53. manage download from the web : FlashGot

  54. manage passwords : Password Safe

  55. manage passwords : PINs

  56. read rss feeds : Feedreader

  57. read rss feeds : RSSOwl

  58. read usenet / newsgroups : Mahogany

  59. read usenet / newsgroups : MicroPlanet Gravity

  60. read usenet / newsgroups : Pan

  61. read usenet / newsgroups : slrn / s-lang read news

  62. read usenet / newsgroups : AmphetaDesk

  63. read usenet / newsgroups : SeaMonkey

  64. read usenet / newsgroups : XanaNews

  65. run a jabber server : ejabberd

  66. run a jabber server : jabberd

  67. run a jabber server : Wildfire

  68. run a jabber server : Java Jabber

  69. run a java/xml server : Enhydra.org

  70. run a proxy server : DeleGate

  71. run a proxy server : Privoxy

  72. run a server on any windows : Uniform Server

  73. run an application server : Zope

  74. run an ftp server : AnomicFTPD

  75. run an web/http server : Apache

  76. run an web/http server : Savant

  77. run an web/http server : MyServer

  78. run an web/http server : Jigsaw

  79. run an x window system server : WeirdX

  80. search for open-source code : Koders

  81. synch bookmarks between browsers : BookmarkBridge

  82. use a content management system (CMS) : Drupal

  83. use a content management system (CMS) : eZ publish

  84. use a content management system (CMS) : Plone

  85. use a content management system (CMS) : OpenCms

  86. use pretty good privacy : GnuPG

  87. view html documents : Amaya

Keyboard Freeware Utilities : I want to …

  1. automatically send defined keystrokes : Qliner hotkeys

  2. use a single keybord/mouse for multiple systems : Synergy

Performance/Recovery/System Freeware Utilities : I want to …

  1. access ReiserFS partitions in Win : rfstool

  2. analyze network traffic : Analyzer

  3. analyze network traffic : BO2K

  4. analyze network traffic : Show Traffic

  5. analyze network traffic : Ethereal

  6. analyze network traffic : WinDump

  7. analyze server log files : Analog

  8. analyze/audit network security : Nmap/Network Mapper

  9. audit computer software and configuration : OCS Inventory NG

  10. change directory fast : WCD

  11. check md5 checksums : MD5summer

  12. clone a hard disk : g4u

  13. completely wipe/delete a hard disk : Darik’s Boot and Nuke

  14. completely wipe/delete a hard disk : Eraser

  15. display free RAM : RAMpage

  16. display system information : CoolMon

  17. display system performance metrics : Rainmeter

  18. display system process information : Process Trace

  19. graphically view linux partitions and files : Explore2fs

  20. graphically view linux partitions and files : YAReG

  21. log network traffic : daSniff

  22. monitor internet connections from applications : Winpooch

  23. monitor smart hard drives : smartmontools

  24. partition a hard disk : Partition Logic

  25. recover lost partitions : TestDisk

  26. recover lost partitions on a drive : TestDisk

  27. remotely access event log information : Snare Agent for Windows

  28. remotely control another computer : EchoVNC

  29. remotely control another computer : UltraVNC

  30. remotely control another computer : TightVNC

  31. remotely see network properties : NetBIOS

  32. run a linux-like environment in windows : Cygwin

  33. scan TCP security ports : Knocker

  34. search network traffic : ngrep

  35. synch files between win and unix : Unison

  36. test memory : Memtest86

  37. use a dynamic DNS / fixed hostname address : Dynksys Dynamic IP Updater

  38. use a dynamic DNS / fixed hostname address : MyDyndns

  39. use a dynamic DNS / fixed hostname address : DeeEnEs

Productivity Freeware Utilities : I want to …

  1. be notified when email arrives : PopTray

  2. keep multiple html-free snippets in the clipboard : HovText

  3. listen to text in a file : Sayz Me Text

  4. manage a project : GanttProject

  5. manage a project : dotProject

  6. manage a project : Open Workbench

  7. mind-map an idea/subject/project : FreeMind

  8. mind-map an idea/subject/project : vym

  9. store/manage my passwords : KeePass

  10. use a personal information manager : TreeLine

  11. write notes : Notebox Disorganizer IIe

  12. write notes : KeyNote

Programming Freeware Utilities : I want to …

  1. create installation programs : NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System)

  2. create installation programs : Ultimate Packer for eXecutables

  3. create installation programs : Inno Setup

  4. create self-extracting archives : FreeExtractor

  5. create xml installation programs : Windows Installer XML (WiX)

  6. maintain version control : CVSNT Open Source

  7. maintain version control : TortoiseCVS

  8. maintain version control : CvsGui

  9. program .NET applications : DotGNU Portable.NET

  10. program .NET applications : Mono

  11. program applications : Suneido

  12. program in Ruby : Ruby

  13. program in c# : SharpDevelop

  14. program in c++ : Dev-C++

  15. program in c++ : Code::Blocks

  16. program in visual c# : C# Open Source

Video/TV/DVDs Freeware Utilities : I want to …

  1. backup a DVD : AutoGK

  2. burn VCD : cdrtfe

  3. capture video : Virtual VCR

  4. convert DVD into RealMedia : FilmShrink

  5. convert a DVD to VCD or DivX : DVDx

  6. convert AVI to MPEG : TMPGEnc

  7. convert video files : AVI-Mux

  8. display AVI file information : YAAI – Yet Another Avi Info

  9. edit an AVI file : VirtualDub

  10. edit video files : AviSynth

  11. encode DivX/XviD : Gordian Knot

  12. join/slice MPEG files : mpgtx

  13. manage DVD collection : Ant Movie Catalog

  14. play multimedia files : GPAC

  15. play multimedia files : Vitessa

  16. play multimedia files : Media Player Classic (MPC)

  17. play multimedia files : MPlayer

  18. play multimedia files : VLC media player

  19. play multimedia files : xine

  20. repair corrupt divx files : DivXRepair

  21. rip a DVD : MediaCoder

  22. rip a DVD into MPEG format : HandBrake

  23. stream video files on the web : PeerCast

  24. tag and upload creative commons video : ccPublisher

  25. watch internet TV and Video shows : Democracy Player

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24 thoughts on “Open source software and freeware

  1. A nice list, it’s a shame that it’s headed with such a glaring typographical error. There’s no such thing as “opensource”, perhaps you meant “open source”?

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  3. Lorla,

    Thank you for the list. By the way, it’s OK (or even “Okay”) to write either opensource or open source. Totally correct either way.

    Very nice job!

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  6. Wow… good neat collection.. wish you cld tell which ones were freeware/shareware etc…
    Anyway.. great work.
    Thanks.
    Cheers.

  7. Farily cool stuff! A few minor goofs – i.e., Internet Junkbuster no longer exists, the new project has been called Privoxy for years now… and it filters ads out of HTTP, not spam out of e-mail.

    On major clinker right at the top – lately a lot of “freeware lists” have included ClamWin AntiVirus as if it could be of any use on a Windows operating system. This program is intended for use on UNIX type mail servers, to scan files and attachments headed to and from Windows infested machine.

    ClamWin does not have automatic scanning of files “on execute” and therefore can not protect a Windows operating system against virii. I know that the ClamWin page implies that the program is suitable for use on Windows operating systems, but I’m afraid that’s just wrong – it’s not ready. Scanning on execute has been coming “real soon now” for about 3 years… Until then, the best all around AV package for Microsoft infested machines seems to be AVG AntiVirus: Free for noncommercial use, less than 1/2 the price of bloated junkware for commercial uses.

  8. gr8 list of open source applications ! 😀
    u may add also Frostwire to this section :
    download a file via a torrent / p2p site
    10x a lot
    i’ve been searching for such a gd reference …
    [Stumbled]

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