List of Best Open Source Software for General Use


best open source softwareOpen-source software is a type of computer software in which source code is released under a license in which the copyright holder grants users the rights to study, change, and distribute the software to anyone and for any purpose. Open-source software may be developed in a collaborative public manner. Open-source software is a prominent example of open collaboration. Here is the list of it.

Audacity almost annoys us: we’re absolutely desperate to recommend something different in this slot, but there’s still nothing else that can hold a candle to it for audio cutting or tweaking. It’s a tool that everyone should have installed at all times.

Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition is blazing fast, free to use, and loaded only with the bare-bones protection features that every computer needs.

Bitwarden is a free and open-source password manager. It is an open-source password manager. The source code for Bitwarden is hosted on GitHub and everyone is free to review, audit, and contribute to the Bitwarden codebase.

Brave is built on top of Google’s open source Chromium project, Brave is a web browser that’s designed to keep your browsing activity private by automatically disabling website trackers and blocking pesky ads.

FileZilla is a free file transfer protocol (FTP) client that allows you to manage server file systems remotely.

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is one of the most famous and best-maintained open source software tools out there. This software is about as close to image editing power and flexibility of the Adobe Photoshop platform

Graviton is a free and open source, cross-platform code editor in development.

Joplin is a free, open source note taking and to-do application, which can handle a large number of notes organised into notebooks. The notes are searchable, can be copied, tagged and modified either from the applications directly or from your own text editor.

Keynote is basically designed specifically for the task of taking notes on a laptop. If you ever find yourself in a meeting or a presentation with your laptop open and want to jot down notes and organize them

LibreOffice is an open source alternative to Microsoft Office with support for documents, spreadsheets, databases, presentations, diagrams, and mathematical formulae.

Mastodon is an Open Source Twitter Like Social Network For exploring we, created our Mostodon account. It’s similar to twitter but unlike Twitter’s 280-character count, Mastodon offers a 500-character space for users to express themselves with it’s open source properties.

MystiQ is a new open-source, multi-language and multi-platform video converter tool. It uses FFMPEG underneath and provides you with a simple and easy graphical interface based on Qt.

Notepad++ minimalist, user-friendly style is pleasant to use and comes with features such as multi-view, multiple tabs for separate documents, word auto completion, zoom functions, and bookmarking.

OpenOffice provides word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, a formula editor, and database management applications, all of which generally offer the same functionalities and features as MS Office.

RSSOwl is one of many open source RSS readers. In other words, it enables you to use one program to keep track of the content.

Shotcut is an open source free video editor. It’s one of those open source programs that really demonstrates how much a dedicated development community can improve a platform given time.

Signal is an open source application with a keen focus on privacy. It is recommended by privacy advocates like Edward Snowden. It is the most scalable encryption tool we have. It is free and peer-reviewed.

Thunderbird is an open source alternative to Email Management software Microsoft Outlook.  Thunderbird project is owned subsidiary of the Mozilla Foundation, MZLA Technologies Corporation.

VLC (or VideoLAN Client) media player is a lightweight application created by an open source development group known as the VideoLAN project. You can use VLC media player to open audio and video files in just about any format without having to hunt down extra codecs.

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