Productivity

OpenProj – open source project management software

OpenProj is an open-source software designed for project management. It is a free alternative to the commercial software Microsoft Project. It is also available for Linux, Mac, Unix and Windows and since a lot of people contribute to the project, OpenProj is available in a number of languages like Finnish, Korean, Russian, Spanish, German, French and many others.

MuseScore – make music sheets in an instant

For some musicians making a music sheets by hand is quite a horror. How else can you perfectly draw those lines & notes, and then manage to understand it all afterward? We've found just the perfect software for you. MuseScore allows you to input notes using mouse, keyboard or through a MIDI sequencer, and gives you the perfect looking music sheets each time. Best part for most musicians - it is a user-friendly, open-source and a FREE.

Dia – an open-source diagram creation software

Making diagrams can be quite a pain, especially if you do not have the proper and user-friendly software to help you draw it for you. How else can you make those lines straight and those boxes properly aligned so that they look neat and easy to understand? Not to worry anymore - Dia comes to you to save the day. And we promise your boss or professor would awe at your professional looking diagrams.

RoseGarden – a free midi sequencer for Linux

Remember drawing those squiggly lines and circles on 5 lines when you were in music class? You draw them then read them afterward and realize that you do not understand anything you have drawn because they were in weird places between and after the lines. Do not be scared of making the same mistake now. Rose Garden is ready to help you create the best music sheets and midi sequences possible, allowing you unleash the professional musician inside you.

Krecipes, the KDE Cookbook – get recipes, print out shopping lists and analyze nutrional values

Organizing recipes could be quite a pain at times. Those old recipe books keep getting thicker and thicker, and simply keeping track of all your favorites could be a hassle. Aside from that, there are times that you forget how much of this and that should be bought by the time you reach your supermarket. And then there's your consciousness telling you to see how much calories this particular dish is. Sounds familiar? If this situation is driving you crazy, then let the open-source KRecipes help you with all those things - plus more.

XMind – brainstorm and map your ideas the open-source way

We all have a lot of things going on in your mind. We try to remember the best ideas, but without a good way to scribble them down, they often flee away. If you think you need to take that mind-mapping to a digital level, then XMind is just what you need. It helps you note your ideas in an easily understandable fashion and share those ideas with your friends and co-workers. In addition, as an open-source software, you'd be sharing your mind-blowing thoughts to your team free, without the need to buy anything. This is also very useful for teams who telecommute and who often teleconference or meet on the web. XMind lets them draw their minds and ideas, create lines and associations, put pictures and make idea sharing more fun than drawing on a white board in a conference room.

Linux Multimedia Studio – a cross-platform digital music creator

Whether you are into house or alternative rock, making your own music sound professional definitely requires the right software. It's not like you just have to plug in a microphone and start singing, right? Every musician knows there is way more to it than that! If you need features allowing you total control over recording and mastering your tracks, then the Linux Multimedia Studio is for you. Equipped with powerful plug-ins and functions, you can record your music like a pro at the best price possible - FREE.

Sweet Home 3D – decorate your home using Windows, Mac or Linux

Redecorating your room or your home can be a headache, especially if you don't know which goes with what, or if this furniture would fit in a small space. But here's a software that home interior designers, decorating enthusiasts and home/apartment owners would definitely like: Sweet Home 3D. Sweet Home 3D helps you visualize whatever floor plan you may have. Available for all platforms, it allows you to add and modify furniture, make rooms, configure size adjustments and preview them all in 3D as if you are a professional interior decorator or a seasoned architect.

Avidemux – free and open-source video editing software

Do you need to edit some of your videos but you don't have the proper software? Don't worry - here comes Avidemux to the rescue. Avidemux is an open-source video editor software which allows you to digitize/capture video files using FireWire, cut clips, add filters & effects, fix colors and do so much more. With Avidemux, making your own home movies or editing your simple movie and video projects is as easy as 1-2-3. And best of all? You get it for free.