List of Open Source Software for Your ICT4D Projects

Office and Design

FreeMind – http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
FreeMind is a mind-mapping application. Mind maps are used to generate, visualize, structure, and classify ideas, and as an aid in study, organization, problem solving, decision-making, and writing.

GanttProject – http://ganttproject.biz/
GanttProject is a free and easy to use Gantt chart based project scheduling and management tool.

LyX – The Document Processor – http://www.lyx.org/Home
LyX is a document processor that encourages an approach to writing based on the structure of your documents and not simply their appearance.

Open Office – http://www.openoffice.org/
OpenOffice is an office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more.

Scribus – http://www.scribus.net/
Scribus is a powerful software that helps you create great looking documents of all kinds.

Internet

Firefox – http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/
Firefox is a web browser developed by Mozilla, it has security, speed and new features that will change the way you use the web.

HTTrack – http://www.httrack.com/
HTTrack is an easy-to-use offline browser utility, allowing you to download websites from the internet to a local directory.

KompoZer – http://www.kompozer.net/
KompoZer is a complete web authoring system that combines web file management and easy to use WYSIWYG web page editing.

RSSOwl – http://www.rssowl.org/
RSSOwl is such an application that lets you gather, organize, update, and store information from any compliant source in a convenient, easy to use interface; save selected information in various formats for offline viewing and sharing, and much more.

Thunderbird – http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/thunderbird/
Enjoy safe, fast and easy email. The Thunderbird email client includes intelligent spam filters, powerful search and customizable views.

Educational Tools

CourseLab – http://courselab.com
CourseLab brings to you the power of creating web based training, software application simulations, computer based training, and interactive e-learning content.

eXe – http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/exe/wiki 
The eLearning XHTML editor (eXe) assist teachers and academics in the design, development and publishing of web-based learning and teaching materials without the need to become proficient in web designing application.

Quantum GIS – http://www.qgis.org/
Quantum GIS is a free software desktop Geographic Information Systems (GIS) application that provides data viewing, editing, and analysis capabilities.

Ren’Py – http://www.renpy.org/wiki/renpy/Home_Page
Ren’Py is a cross-platform engine that helps you to use words, pictures, and sounds to tell stories with the computer. Its easy and efficient script language makes it possible for non-programmers to make visual novels, while its Python support allows for complicated simulation games.

Wink – http://www.debugmode.com/wink/
Wink is a tutorial and presentation creation software, primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software.

Graphics & Animation

Blender – http://www.blender.org/
Blender is a software program for 3D modelling, animation, and rendering.

Dia – http://dia-installer.de/index_en.html
Dia is a program to draw structured diagrams.

Gimp – http://www.gimp.org/
GIMP is a versatile graphics manipulation package used to process digital graphics and photographs.

Inkscape – http://www.inkscape.org/
Inkscape is a free and open source vector graphics editor application.

Audio & Video

Audacity – http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
Audacity is an easy to use audio editor and recorder.

LMMS- Linux MultiMedia Studio – http://lmms.sourceforge.net/
Linux MultiMedia Studio allows you to produce music with your computer.

MuseScore – http://musescore.org/
Muse Score is a free music composition and notation software.

Songbird – http://getsongbird.com/
Songbird is an open source customizable music player with many interesting features.

VLC Media Player – http://www.videolan.org/
VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats.

Utilities

7-Zip – http://www.7-zip.org/
7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio.

Clamwin – http://www.clamwin.com
ClamWin is a free antivirus program for Microsoft Windows.

Sage – http://www.sequencepublishing.com/index.html
TheSage is a powerful English dictionary and thesaurus.

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