Tag Archive: GPL

Mar 01

Code::Blocks

Code::Blocks

For any C++ programmer, the integrated development environment or IDE is the tool they spend most of their time using. And while commercial tools such as Microsoft Visual Studio are popular with commercial development houses, the problem is that they are frequently limited to a single platform.

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Feb 16

HTTrack

HTTrack

HTTrack (or WinHTTrack, as the Windows version is known), is a free software offline browser. That is to say, it downloads a website to your hard drive, adjusts all the links so it doesn’t need the web server, and lets you view it offline.

Dec 10

Sugar CRM

Sugar CRM

Sugar CRM is a customer relationship management suite, and so covers quotations, projects, document storage and customer interactions. It’s a robust, reliable suite that is used by quite a few big customers – like Coca Cola, AVIS, the insurance company AA and even the government of the State of Oregon.

Nov 28

Gnumeric

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Gnumeric is the spreadsheet component of GNOME Office. It’s a lightweight spreadsheet application that supports all the familiar functions, calculation modes and charts as seen in most spreadsheet applications.

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Nov 14

dia

dia

Perhaps the last area of Microsoft Office that didn’t have a direct competitor is Visio. The nearest competitors are probably Libre Office Draw, and dia. Highly capable as a flowcharting and diagramming tool in its own right, dia can load and save Visio diagrams and can thus be considered a competitor to Visio.

Nov 13

Gantt Project

Gantt project

One of the most maxims of project management is the 5 Ps: “proper planning prevents poor performance”. And one of the easiest ways to plan out a project is a Gantt chart, which details each phase of the project, what needs to happen before it starts, and what depends on each step. And that’s where Gantt Project comes in.

Nov 11

Free Mind

Free Mind

Mind mapping, as developed by Tony Buzan since the 1960s, is used widely as a note taking tool for business, a revision tool to aid memory, and as a general tool for organising information. Free Mind is pretty swift, easy to use and (in our testing) stable and bug-free.

Nov 10

Audacity

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I expect that, like me, you have seen all these adverts in the press for smart machines that will turn your vinyl records and old cassettes into CD. Introducing Audacity. It really is simple to use, just connect yoour record player or cassette player (you didn’t throw them out did you?) via a suitable interface…

Nov 09

GnuCash

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The best way to manage your money is never to spend it. However, if you are a mere mortal and like eating, drinking and living in a house then there is no option. The next best thing, therefore, is to manage your money wisely and there is stuff out there to help you. (And me!)

One of the best is GnuCash because because it specifically caters for small businesses or small traders.

Nov 07

Filezilla

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Filezilla is a friendly graphical FTP client. While it’s easy to use, there’s still powerful features hidden away in the menus. Filezilla is open source and frequently updated. Part of the overhaul to version 3 was to add a new updater, which will automatically download the new version for you, but also to add support for Linux and MacOS as well.

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