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Mobility, Developer, Enterprise, Multimedia, and Much More: 49 Hot Open Source Applications - page 3

Photo Tools, Video Tools, Time Tracking, System Administration, Utilities

  • November 3, 2009
  • By Cynthia Harvey

33. UNetbootin

UNetbootin lets you turn a USB thumb drive into a bootable Linux drive. It supports all of the most popular Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, Debian, and several others. Operating System: Windows, Linux.

Photo Tools

34. SmillaEnlarger

Need to enlarge a portion of a bitmap image? SmillaEnlarger uses a unique algorithm to blowup images while retaining fairly high image quality. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

Presentations

35. Impressive

Impressive lets you add eye candy to existing presentations. Simply import your slides as a pdf, and you can add interesting transitions, highlight boxes, and spotlights. Operating System: OS Independent.

Systems Administration

36. Parted Magic

This partitioning utility makes it easy to perform tasks like creating and editing drive partitions, formatting hard drives, creating backups, and testing for failures. Operating System: Linux.

37. PCLoginNow

Forgetting your Windows administrator password can be a huge pain. Usually, you have to reinstall Windows in order to regain access to the administrator account. However, this little app will find your administrator password for you in about 5 minutes. Operating System: Windows.

38. Process Hacker

Process Hacker lets you see in detail all of the processes running on your system-including hidden processes-and gives you the ability to pause or terminate them. It also includes performance graphs so that you can see which processes are consuming the most resources. Operating System: Windows.

39. Java Remote Desktop

You can find a lot of open-source applications that provide remote access capabilities. This one's strong point is that it's based on Java, so that it's easy to work cross-platform whether you're collaborating with a colleague or providing remote helpdesk services. Operating System: OS Independent.

Task List

40. GTD-Free

If you use David Allen's "Getting Things Done" method, this to-do list might be for you. The interface is pretty basic, but it can help you get organized in a minimal amount of time. Operating System: Windows.

Time Tracking

41. timeEdition

This application keeps a detailed record of the time you spend on various projects with a minimalist interface. Use it for client billing or to help yourself become more efficient. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

Utilities

42. BleachBit

BleachBit helps you "Clean junk to free disk space and to maintain privacy." Specifically, it erases cache, cleans out your browsing history, deletes temporary files, and more. It also makes it possible to "shred" deleted files so that they cannot be recovered. Operating System: Windows, Linux.

43. Magical Jelly Bean Key Finder

Need to find your Windows product key (CD key) to reinstall Windows or get support? This handy app will find your key so you can print it out, and the community extensions make it possible to find the keys for a lot of other apps as well. Operating System: Windows.

44. FreeFilySync

Compare and synchronize folders very quickly. The interface is easy to use, and it's available in a number of different languages. Operating System: Windows, Linux.

45. SyncDocs

SyncDocs is designed to transfer files from one computer to another over the Web. It's most useful in transferring files to an iPod or iPhone. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

46. Little Registry Cleaner

Over time, information builds up in your Windows registry that can slow your system or lead to errors. This app cleans up your registry for better overall performance. Operating System: Windows.

Video Tools

47. Kaltura Community Edition

Kaltura Community Edition is an open-source version of the commercial (but still open-source)

48. Elltube

Download videos from YouTube and convert them to any format. Elltube supports AVI, MPEG, MP4, 3GP, MP3, WAV, and AMR file extensions. Operating System: Windows, Linux.

49. Video Monkey

This Mac-only app lets you convert video files from one format to another. It's still an alpha release, but works pretty well as it borrows heavily from the old Visual Hub code. Operating System: OS X.

Article courtesy of Datamation

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