Best Open Source Desktop and Mobile Software

  • Tue, 06/23/2015 - 02:00 by aatif


Chromium is an open source web browser project and the core of Google's Chrome. It was initially released on 2008 and mainly written in C++ language. Chromium provide the source code after downloading,through source code you can customize it according to your need and run on different platform. It is very excellent web browser project provide the feature of fast lightweight browsing and provide the full development tools to developers, provide web standards, provide the software ecosystem and has a features of minimalist user interface. The main purpose of this project is to provide the safer, faster and tabbed window manager or shell for the web.


LibreOffice is an opens source office suite forked from in 2010 and developed by The Document Foundation. LibreOffice provide the different program in LiberOffice suite like it consist of the programs word processing, spreadsheets, sideshows, diagrams and drawings, maintain databases, and compose mathematical formula. This office suite is also compatible with other office suite and provide the different import and export filter features. LibreOffice supported different operating system like Microsoft Windows, Mac OS Linux and comes by default most of Linux distributions. LibreOffice is available approximately 110 languages.


Inkscape is an open source vector graphics editor tool. It is used for edit vactor graphics, for illustrators and designers to handle vector images. Inkscape is Scalable Vector Graphics(SVG) it edit or create diagrams, linek, illustration, charts, paintings, logos and arts. It supported different operating systems like Windows, OS X, Linux and it is written in C++ language. Inkscape provide the number of features to their user like it provide object creation of drawing, shape tools, text tool, embedded bitmaps and object manipulation features are transformations ,z-order operations, grouping objects and alignment and distribution commands etc.


FreeMind is a free mind mapping software used for outlines and brainstorming. Feemind is written in Java language and it is very faster as compare to MindManager. User can use the FreeMind software for number of purpose like user Keep track of projects and links to necessary files. It also used for internet research using Google and other sources. The features FreeMind provide their user are fast one-click navigation,supports folding,provide Undo and smart drag and drop,provide smart copying and pasting,export of map to HTML and edit long multiline nodes and limited support for fancy graphics and many more.


Scribus is an open source Destop Publishing application. It can be used on different platform like Linux, Unix systems, Mac OS X, Haiku, Microsoft Windows and eComStation. By using Scribus you can import,control and export textual and graphical formats and you can manipulate image and typographics. By using Scribus you can also create interactive and animated forms and presentations and can write newsletter,newspapers,posters,brouchers. It supported TIFF, JPEG and Adobe Photoshop format and vector drawing imported or directly open for editing. Scribus supported 24 languages.