Ravi Saive posted a question on Linux Inside FaceBook page asking users to mention the best open source software they found in 2018 and boy did the comments come in.
LibreOffice is a free and open source office suite and is also compatible with doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx files.
Adminer is a minimalist Database Management System (DBMS) operations you can perform in phpMyAdmin with the promise of offering a tidier UI with high performance and better support for MySQL features.
Adminer – Database Management Tool
4. Slim Framework
Slim Framework is a PHP micro-framework that enables users to write powerful web applications and APIs in a simpler way.
uniCenta is an open source commercial-grade Point Of Sale dedicated to providing business owners with innovative POS applications.
Bitwarden is a free and open source password manager for keeping digital records away from the sight of unauthorized users.
7. The Elastic stack
The Elastic Stack is made up of various open source applications designed to enable users to collect data from any source irrespective of its format and type.
Steam, regarded as the ultimate online gaming platform, is an online community where you can easily search, install, and manage game collections for different OS platforms.
Cockpit is a user-friendly, integrated, glanceable, extendable, and web-based GUI for managing servers. It is designed to have a beautiful, modern UI with support for teams, integration with the terminal, multi-server administration, and built-in troubleshooting tools.
13. Brave Browser
Brave Browser is a free and open source Chromium-based browser that ships with more features than Chrom typically does. It is customizable, security-focused, user-friendly, and ships with an inbuilt ad blocker and password manager among other features.
BRL-CAD is a free and open source cross-platform solid modelling system that includes interactive geometry editing, a system performance analysis benchmark suite, geometry libraries for application developers, and high-performance ray-tracing for rendering and geometric analysis.
ssh-chat is a custom SSH server through which you can hold secure chats with a limited number of users over an ssh connection. It is specially designed to convert your SSH server into a chat service after which you get a chat prompt rather than a typical shell.
PhotoRec is a CLI utility software for data recovery capable of recovering files with over 480 extensions. It is compatible with various digital camera memory, hard disks, and CD-ROMs.
GParted is a GUI utility for managing disk partitions and is capable of resizing, moving, and copying partitions without data loss. It is excellent at manipulating file systems including xfs, ufs, ntfs, udf, fat16/fat32, ext2/ext3/ext4, btrfs, etc.
Etcher is a cross-platform GUI utility for easily and safely flashing OS images to SD cards and USB drives.
ClickHouse is an open source column-oriented Database Management System for generating analytical data reports in real-time using SQL. It is linearly scalable, fault tolerant, simple to use, and hardware efficient.
Shotcut is a free, cross-platform and open source video editor with wide support for video formats, and a clean User Interface. It features network stream playback, IP stream, webcam and audio capture, support for 4K resolution, capture from SDI, etc.
Rufus is a lightweight utility for creating bootable USB flash drives and flashing BIOS or other firmware from DOS. It can also be used to format drives and can be run directly from a memory stick as a portable app.
DSpace is a customizable open source dynamic digital repository whose aim is to make information easy to access, use, and manage. It is used in several academic, commercial, and non-profit settings for building open digital repositories.
Stellarium is an open source OpenGL-powered planetarium software that shows a 3D simulation of the night sky in real-time. It also contains details of all the planetary bodies and constellations with engaging visualizations.
Tvheadend (TVH) is a Linux recorder and TV streaming server with support for various streaming formats including ISDB-T, IPTV, SAT>IP, ATSC, DVB-S2, DVB-S, DVB-C, etc.
OpenShot is a free, cross-platform, and open source video editor created to be incredibly simple, powerful, and efficient.
GSConnect is an implementation of KDE Connect especially for GNOME shell with Nautilus, Firefox, and Chrome integration. Like KDEConnect, GSConnect allows devices to connect and share notifications, SMS messages, files, etc. e.g. connecting an Android device to an Ubuntu PC.
37. Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio Code is Microsoft’s free, cross-platform, and open source feature-rich code editor. It is in the list top 5 GUI text editors used by developers and that comes as no surprise given its seemingly unending capabilities.
38. KeePass Password Safe
KeePass Password Safe is a free and open source password manager that secures all your passwords and files in a single encrypted database. It is lightweight, easy to use, and multi-platform.
Wine, which stands for Wine Is Not an Emulator, is a compatibility layer which enables its users to run Windows applications on any POSIX-compliant OS.
Pix is an advanced image browser, viewer, organizer, and editor
It has advanced tools for editing images by adding comments, scaling them, finding duplicates, tools for viewing and browsing images such as working with slideshows, performing lossless JPG transformations, etc.
Geany is a cross-platform GTK+ text editor with the basic features of an IDE. It is designed to have few dependencies on external libraries while offering its users a speedy and memory-friendly performance.
Gophish is a free, robust cross-platform phishing framework that enables individuals and organizations to easily test their network for phishing attacks.
Flutter is a mobile app development SDK created and maintained by Google. It allows users to build sleek native applications on both Android and iOS from a single codebase.
GIMP is a feature-rich cross-platform image editing software most commonly used as the Linux alternative for Adobe Photoshop.
DBeaver is a robust free multi-platform GUI database tool for developers, analysts, DB administrators, and SQL programmers. It has support for all popular databases not excluding MySQL, MariaDB, SQLite, Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, MS Access, Teradata, Sybase, Firebird, and Derby.