Best Open Source Software For Mac

40 Popular Open Source Software For Mac
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While Open Source (synonymous with free) and Mac (synonymous with expensive) doesn’t exactly sound like a perfect match, there are actually a good number of good open source software for Mac. Here we grab the currently hottest open source software for Mac at SourceForge.

File Sharing For Mac

  1. Vuze
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/azureus/

    Vuze (formerly Azureus) is a P2P file sharing client using the bittorrent protocol. Search and download torrent files. Play, convert and transcode videos and music for playing on many devices such as PSP, TiVo, XBox, PS3, iTunes (iPhone, iPod, Apple TV).

  2. Shareaza
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/shareaza/

    Shareaza is a multi-network peer-to-peer ( P2P ) file-sharing client supporting Gnutella2, Gnutella, eDonkey2000 ( eMule ), HTTP, FTP and BitTorrent protocols. Using C++, MFC and ATL, for Windows.

  3. aMule
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/amule/

    aMule stands for all-platform eMule file-sharing program. It is affiliated with the eMule project and was forked from xMule on 08/2003. It connects to the eDonkey2000 network, supports Linux, Mac, Solaris, *BSD platforms, and nearly every processor arch.

  4. XNap
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/xnap/

    XNap is a Java plugin-based peer-to-peer (P2P) framework and client including an OpenNap plugin with multiple server support, as well as Gnutella, giFT (OpenFT), IRC, ICQ and an OverNet plugin. XNap provides resuming, chat, hotlist and a media library.

  5. MUTE
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/mute-net/

    MUTE is a secure, anonymous, distributed communications framework. Node-to-node connections are encrypted, and messages are routed using an ant-inspired algorithm. The first MUTE-based app supports anonymous file sharing.

Backup Tools For Mac

  1. FullSync
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/fullsync/

    FullSync is a powerful tool that helps you keep multiple copies of various data in sync. I.e. it can update your Website using (S)Ftp, backup your data or refresh a working copy from a remote server. It offers flexible rules, a scheduler and more

  2. PsyncX
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/psyncx/

    PsyncX – Mac OS X Backup Utility based on the command-line utility psync, is designed to allow novice computer users to backup either one part of their hard drive or the entire hard drive to another computer. In addition, it allows users to schedule backups.

  3. PowerFolder
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/powerfolder-/

    PowerFolder – Sync Files, Sync Folders, Remote Storage, Backup and Private File Sharing. Sync home and office PC, share holiday pictures or work together on documents. PowerFolder’s secure peer-to-peer technology works over the Internet or in LAN.

  4. arRsync
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/arrsync/

    A Mac OS X graphical front end for the utility rsync.

  5. Capivara
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/capivara/

    Capivara is a Java based graphical file transfer and file synchronization application. It supports network protocols such as SFTP and FTP.

Security Tools For Mac

  1. Angry IP Scanner
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/ipscan/

    Angry IP scanner is fast and friendly network scanner for Windows, Linux, and Mac. It is very extensible, allowing it to be used for very wide range of purposes, with the primary goal of being useful to network administrators.

  2. The Freenet Project
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/freenet/

    Development of a Java application designed to allow the free flow of information and ideas on the Internet without fear of censorship of any kind. A decentralized, and relatively safe, means of communication and file sharing.

  3. OWASP Source Code Center
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/owasp/

    The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) software and documentation repository.

  4. MUTE
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/mute-net/

    MUTE is a secure, anonymous, distributed communications framework. Node-to-node connections are encrypted, and messages are routed using an ant-inspired algorithm. The first MUTE-based app supports anonymous file sharing.

  5. ANts P2P
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/antsp2p/

    ANts P2P realizes a third generation P2P net. It protects your privacy while you are connected and makes you not trackable, hiding your identity (ip) and crypting everything you are sending/receiving from others. Supports swarming multi-sources downloads

Games And Gaming Support For Mac

  1. Celestia
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/celestia/

    Celestia is an application for real-time 3D visualization of space, with a detailed model of the solar system, over 100,000 stars, more than 10,000 galaxies, and an extension mechanism for adding more objects.

  2. ScummVM
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/scummvm/

    ScummVM is a cross-platform interpreter for several point-and-click adventure engines. This includes all SCUMM-based adventures by LucasArts, Simon the Sorcerer 1&2 by AdventureSoft, Beneath a Steel Sky and Broken Sword 1&2 by Revolution, and many more.

  3. Tux Paint
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/tuxpaint/

    A drawing program for young children with sound effects, a cartoon character, and fun ‘rubber stamp’/'stickerbook’ pictures.

  4. TV-Browser
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/tvbrowser/

    TV-Browser is a java-based TV guide which can be easily extended with lots of plugins. It is designed to look like your paper TV guide.

  5. Mumble
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/mumble/

    Low-latency, high-quality voice communication for gamers. Includes game linking, so voice from other players comes from the direction of their characters, and has echo cancellation so the sound from your loudspeakers won’t be audible to other players.

Software Developer Tools For Mac

  1. jEdit
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/jedit/

    jEdit is a programmer’s text editor written in Java. It uses the Swing toolkit for the GUI and can be configured as a rather powerful IDE through the use of its plugin architecture.

  2. JUnit
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/junit/

    JUnit is a simple framework for writing and running automated tests. As a political gesture, it celebrates programmers testing their own software.

  3. Scintilla
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/scintilla/

    Scintilla is a free source code editing component which includes useful features such as syntax styling, error indicators, folding, code completion and call tips. The project includes SciTE (SCIntilla based Text Editor).

  4. EasyEclipse:Eclipse IDE distros, plugins
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/easyeclipse/

    Easy Eclipse makes Eclipse & Eclipse plugins easy to download, install & use. We test Eclipse plugin & create installers to deliver complete Eclipse-based IDEs & Eclipse plug-ins for C/C++, Java, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby.

  5. jBPM.org
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/jbpm/

    jBPM is a workflow management system. Business processes are defined in an expressive language and deployed along custom resources inside a process archive. jBPM offers tasks to users, runs the automated actions and maintains the state and audit log.

System Administrator Tools For Mac

  1. Ubuntuzilla: Mozilla Software Installer
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/ubuntuzilla/

    An APT repository hosting the Mozilla builds of the latest official releases of Firefox, Thunderbird, and Seamonkey.

  2. Chicken of the VNC
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/cotvnc/

    Chicken of the VNC is a VNC client for Mac OS X. A VNC client allows one to display and interact with a remote computer screen. In other words, you can use Chicken of the VNC to interact with a remote computer as though it’s right next to you.

  3. Monolingual
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/monolingual/

    Monolingual is a program for removing unnecessary language resources from Mac OS X.

  4. AppleJack
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/applejack/

    AppleJack is a user friendly troubleshooting assistant for Mac OS X. With AppleJack you can troubleshoot a computer even if you can`t load the GUI, or don`t have a startup CD handy. AppleJack runs in Single User Mode and is menu-based for ease of use.

  5. SNARE
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/snare/

    SNARE (System iNtrusion Analysis and Reporting Environment) Auditing and EventLog Management is a series of log collection agents that facilitate centralised analysis of audit log data. Agents are available for Linux, Windows, Solaris, IIS, Lotus Notes, Irix, AIX, ISA/IIS + more

Business Applications For Mac

  1. PDF Split and Merge
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfsam/

    PDF Split and Merge is an easy to use tool to merge and split pdf documents. Console and GUI versions are available. The GUI is written in Java Swing and it provides functions to select files and set options. It’s made over the iText library.

  2. Alfresco Content Management
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/alfresco/

    Alfresco is an open source enterprise content management repository and portlets (CMS) built by a team that includes the co-founder of Documentum. Its modular architecture uses the latest open src Java technologies: Spring, Hibernate, Lucene and JSF.

  3. jBPM.org
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/jbpm/

    jBPM is a workflow management system. Business processes are defined in an expressive language and deployed along custom resources inside a process archive. jBPM offers tasks to users, runs the automated actions and maintains the state and audit log.

  4. KnowledgeTree Document Management
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/kt-dms/

    KnowledgeTree is the leading commercial open source electronic document management software designed for teams and small to medium-sized organizations.

  5. OS X Portable Applications
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/osxportableapps/

    OS X FOSS applications packaged as portable so that can carried around on any portable device, USB thumb drive, iPod, portable hard drive, memory card or other portable device.

Audio / Video Applications For Mac

  1. XBMC Media Center
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/xbmc/

    XBMC Media Center is a free cross-platform media player software and entertainment system application framework for Linux, Mac, and Windows. XBMC is capable of playing back all popular video, audio, and picture formats out-of-the-box.

  2. TV-Browser
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/tvbrowser/

    TV-Browser is a java-based TV guide which can be easily extended with lots of plugins. It is designed to look like your paper TV guide.

  3. Greenstone
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/greenstone/

    Greenstone is a complete digital library creation, management, and distribution package created and distributed by the New Zealand Digital Library Project.

  4. OS X Portable Applications
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/osxportableapps/

    OS X FOSS applications packaged as portable so that can carried around on any portable device, USB thumb drive, iPod, portable hard drive, memory card or other portable device.

  5. iTheater: The Mac Media Center
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/itheater/

    iTheater is an open source project that aims to create a media center application for Mac OS X, to fully take advantage of Apple’s OSX. The project aims to integrate most media-based Mac applications into a single console (or media center).

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