List of free and open-source software packages

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This is a list of free and open-source software packages, computer software licensed under free software licenses and open-source licenses. Software that fits the Free Software Definition may be more appropriately called free software; the GNU project in particular objects to their works being referred to as open-source. For more information about the philosophical background for open-source software, see free software movement and Open Source Initiative. However, nearly all software meeting the Free Software Definition also meets the Open Source Definition and vice versa. A small fraction of the software that meets either definition is listed here. Some of the open-source applications are also the basis of commercial products, shown in the List of commercial open-source applications and services.

Artificial intelligence

General AI

Computer vision

Machine learning

Planning

Robotics

Assistive technology

Speech (synthesis and recognition)

Other assistive technology

CAD

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

Electronic design automation (EDA)

Computer simulation

Cybersecurity

Antivirus

Data loss prevention

Data recovery

Forensics Anti-forensics

Disk erasing

Encryption

Disk encryption

Firewall

Network and security monitoring

Secure Shell (SSH)

Password management

Other cybersecurity programs

Data storage and management

Backup software

Database management systems (including administration)

Data mining

Data Visualization Components

Digital Asset Management software system

Disk partitioning software

Enterprise search engines

ETLs (Extract Transform Load)

File archivers

File systems

  • Collabora Online Draw and Writer – Enterprise-ready edition of LibreOffice accessible from a web browser. The Draw application is for flyers, newsletters, brochures and more, Writer has most of the functionality too.
  • Scribus – Designed for layout, typesetting, and preparation of files for professional-quality image-setting equipment. It can also create animated and interactive PDF presentations and forms.
  • LyX – A "What You See Is What You Mean" document creation system, LyX makes use of the LaTeX markup macro system for TeX, allowing the elegant creation of documents which match up with the layouts in it for various document classes.

E-book management and editing

Education

E-learning, learning support

Academic advising

Educational suites for children

Language

Operating systems

Mind mapping & others

Offline learning & Open data

Typing

File managers

Finance

Accounting

  • Bitcoin – Blockchain platform, peer-to-peer decentralised digital currency
  • Ethereum – Blockchain platform with smart contract functionality

CRM

ERP

Human resources

Microfinance

Process management

Trading

Games

Action

Application layer

Chess

Educational games

Video game emulation

Music video games

Karaoke Rhythm game

Puzzle

Sandbox

Snake games

Simulation

Strategy

Genealogy

Geographic information systems

Graphical user interface

Window managers

Windowing system

Groupware

Content management systems

Wiki software

Healthcare software

Integrated library management software

Image editor

Maps & Navigation

Mathematics

Computer algebra systems

symbolic manipulation systems

Statistics

Numerical analysis

Geometry

Spreadsheet

Mobile software

Media

Audio editors, audio management

CD/USB-writing software

Flash animation

Game engines

Chess engines

Graphics

2D 3D

Image galleries

Image viewers

Multimedia codecs, containers, splitters

Subtitle

Television

Video converters

Video editing

DVD authoring

Other media packages

Ripping

Video encoders

Video players

Networking and Internet

Advertising

Communication-related

E-mail

File transfer

Grid and distributed processing

Instant messaging

IRC Clients

Middleware

RSS, Atom readers, aggregators

Peer-to-peer file sharing

Portal Server

Remote access and management

Routing software

Web browsers

Graphical Text-based

Webcam

Webgrabber

Web-related

Web search engines

Other networking programs

Office software

Text editors

Software Platform Formats
AbiWord Linux, Windows .txt
Atom (text editor) macOS 10.9 or later, Windows 7 and later, and Linux .txt
gedit Linux, MacOS .txt
GNOME Text Editor Linux .txt
Kate (text editor) 25 Linux distributions, Microsoft Windows, macOS .txt
Leafpad Linux, BSD, Maemo .txt
Metapad Windows .txt
StreamTech NotePad Windows .txt & Simple Text Formats
Mousepad Linux, BSD, Maemo .txt
Visual Studio Code Linux, Windows, MacOS .txt

Spreadsheet software

Software Operating system Format
Gnumeric Unix-like (Linux included) .gnm, .gnumeric
GNU Oleo Linux .oleo
Pyspread Unix-like, Windows .CSV, .XLS, .SVG, .PDF
Sheetster Cross-platform JSON, XML, .XLS, .CSV, xlsx/.ooxml, .exml, .zip

Office suites

Operating systems

Be advised that available distributions of these systems can contain, or offer to build and install, added software that is neither free software nor open-source.

Emulation and Virtualization

Personal information managers

Programming language support

Bug trackers

Code generators

Documentation generators

Configuration software

Debuggers (for testing and trouble-shooting)

Integrated development environments

Version control systems

Reference management software

Risk Management

Science

Bioinformatics

Cheminformatics

Electronic lab notebooks

Geographic information systems

Geoscience

Grid computing

Microscope image processing

Molecular dynamics

Molecule viewer

Nanotechnology

Plotting

Quantum chemistry

Screencast

Screensavers

Simulation software

Statistics

Theology

Bible study tools

Typesetting

See also

General directories

References

  1. ^ Richard Stallman (July 13, 2011). "Why Open Source misses the point of Free Software". Retrieved August 24, 2011.
  2. ^ "Further Development of Verification Check-casesforSix-Degree-of-Freedom Flight Vehicle Simulations" (PDF). NASA Engineering and Safety Center Academy. 2015. Archived (PDF) from the original on March 10, 2021.
  3. ^ "Create great flyers, newsletters, brochures and more with open source software". opensource.com.
  4. ^ Bärwaldt, Eric (2020). "Collaborative online office solutions". Admin Network & Security. 60/2020. ...users can also convert text files to the ePub format for displaying appear on ebook readers or with desktop software for reading ePub files.
  5. ^ "File Formats".
  6. ^ Bärwaldt, Eric (2020-09-01). "Working Together Tools for collaborative office work". Linux Magazine (238/2020). For cross-platform use, the suite not only supports the Open Document Format (ODF) but also all newer Microsoft formats, which makes interaction with other office suites easier.

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