50 Open Source tools to make your life easier

The open source community is vibrant, continually growing, and just loves to create applications and tools to make lives easier. Here are 50 of our favorite open source apps that help us do everything from managing pictures on our computer to learning about Jupiter and Mars.

PRODUCTIVITY

Chandler – An information management application for personal use or small group collaboration. Includes integrated calendaring, data organization tools, and allows backup and data sharing via web access.

Tomboy – A cross-platform note-taking application packed with features text highlighting, font styling, inline spellchecking, and more.

BasKet Note Pads – More than just a note-taking app, BasKet lets you organize in track data in several different ways, import information from other apps, and easily share your notes with others.

Freemind – This free mind mapping app can easily handle maps with as many as 22,000 nodes. Easily import and export existing data to and from Mindjet Mind Manager or Microsoft Office and transfer maps to your mobile device.

Task Coach – A robust todo list tracker. Users can .et tasks to alert or reoccur, sort by attribute, view by list or as a tree, and more. Works in tandem with Thunderbird email client to create a new task, and add files, emails, and URLs as attachments via drag and drop.

TaskJuggler – Full-featured project management app that includes an an optimizing scheduler to analyze project outlines and various user-provided constraints, then build project time lines and assign resources based on the data.

Sunbird – Standalone calendar application with a tiny footprint, perfect for use on a computer that’s tight on memory and disc space.

Gwibber – Microblogging client for GNOME that supports Twitter, Flickr, Digg, Facebook, and more.

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