open source software

Virtual DJ (Home Version)

Becoming a DJ has now been made easier thanks to a variety of digital deejaying software in the market. Virtual DJ (Home Edition) is one of these much touted software. Now, you might have heard of Virtual DJ Pro and its hefty price tag but if you're still starting out, this home edition might be best. Besides, it's offered absolutely free. Like the infamous software, this one has all the basic features you would need when you're still trying to familiarize yourself with the digital turntable setup. The program helps wannabe deejays or simple bedroom musicians to play and mess around with various digital samples. It is available for free for non-commercial purposes only so it's a bit restrictive when it comes to use. Nevertheless, beginners and those who are simply curious can give this a download.

Astrid

Need help organizing your day? Astrid is a handy little app that can help you get things done. It contains plenty of features that you will surely benefit from. The application was designed by Todoroo Inc. and comes loaded with features that can get you organized in no time. It's available for free download on any Android system and contains plenty of ways where you can easily customize it according to your own needs. The program is definitely the perfect choice for any person looking for some help when it comes to fulfilling regular tasks and obligations. Give this cool application a download today.

TeraCopy

If you need to copy tons of files fast, then use TeraCopy. This handy utility promises to copy single files or even batches of files; moving them from one location to the other, in a fast and convenient way. Moreover, there's also a portable version that you can carry around with you. TeraCopy is an excellent tool to have if you regularly have to move big batches of files from one system to another. It considerably speeds up the process compared to that of Windows. If you think that it's not really necessary, give it a go first and you'll certainly be impressed at how fast in can copy your files. The program is available for free download anyway and it offers plenty more features than your regular Windows utility.

Cut & Paste

Cut & Paste isn't your typical sidescroller game. This cute and engaging game was actually a finalist in IGF China 2010. The game features unconventional gameplay, where players will need to cut and paste objects in order to complete puzzles and obstacles. In the game, you can use a handrawn character to move from left to right. The entire game is like a big flipbook and your character can jump from one page to the next. You can also go back several pages if you need to. As you go through the pages, you sometimes encounter pictures that are of a different shade; you can cut these and keep it in your inventory. Easily paste it onto another page that requires the item that you obtained. Definitely a cool game you should try out.

Exact Audio Copy

Exact Audio Copy provides you with almost everything you need to grab and rip audio CDs and convert them into WAV or MP3 formats. One of the main strongpoints for the EAC is that it comes equipped with new technology, taking audio grabbing to a whole new level. You'll hardly encounter any errors when reading or grabbing audio CDs since the program easily works with practically any file type. You can even pop in damaged or scratched CDs and there's a good chance that EAC will read and grab it quite perfectly. The program was created by Andre Wiethoff, former student of Germany's University of Dortmund. He developed the program because he was simply "fed up" with other audio grabbers that were available in the market. EAC is offered as a free download so give it a go.

Sage

Need help with geometry, algebra or any other number calculations? Sage is a helpful tool you can download for free and serves as a great open source alternative to commercial mathematics softwares like Mathlab and Mathematica. It can help you with any or almost all of your calculating needs. This helpful program was initially released in 2005 under a GNU Public License. As mentioned, it can help you with pretty much anything you might need when numbers are involved. From "algebra, calculus, elementary to very advanced number theory, cryptography, numerical computation, commutative algebra, group theory, combinatorics, graph theory, exact linear algebra and so much more," the program is your one-stop-shop for all of your computation needs.

Appetizer

Tired of looking at how disorganized your computer dock is? Then take a look at Appetizer. This small and portable application provides you with an easy to use application launcher. It's suitable for both Windows and Mac, making it easy to use regardless of your operating system. The program provides you with a cool and unintrusive shortcut that will help launch all of your important applications. You can easily organize files and folders without any trouble. Best of all, the system is absolutely free and can also be easily stored in your USB for portability. Appetizer has won several praises and accolades some of which include "freeware of the month" by Updatestar last year and among the "top 10 launchers" for Clubic.

OpenSong

OpenSong is a simple but very useful software for managing lyrics, chords, lead sheets as well as presenting them during performances or gatherings. Perfect for musicians; this music managing software is available as a free download online. The program works for a variety of systems including Linux, Windows, and Mac OSX; giving the user great flexibility and convenience when it comes to presenting their music to a crowd or group.

Taksi

Taksi is a straightforward program that works great in capturing live video from different types of 3D games or any 3D application. It helps users compress file formats in real time and contains customizable keyboard shortcuts to help capturing much easier. Taksi is inspired from Fraps, which also works to capture 3D images from the computer screen. But the best thing about this program is that it is absolutely free; letting you enjoy it anytime.