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Open Source - Share and Free Computer Programs

*** View directions, system requirements, and any other pertinent information on the websites listed below before installing these programs to ensure compatibility with your computer.
     
 

What it is

URL

Audacity

Audio editor and recorder

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/

LAME for Audacity

LAME MP3 Encoder

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/help/faq?i=lame-mp3&s=install

Bubbl Us

Brainstorming organizer online

https://bubbl.us/

Celestia

A real-time 3D space simulation

http://www.shatters.net/celestia/download.html

Firefox

Web browser

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/products/download.html

Gimp

Photo editing software

Directions and User Guide: 
http://www.gimp.org/downloads/

Macintosh Version: 
http://gimp.lisanet.de/Website/Download.html

Windows Version: http://downloads.sourceforge.net/gimp-win/gimp-2.6.11-i686-setup-1.exe

Google SketchUp

Create, modify and share 3D models

http://sketchup.google.com/download/gsu.html

Inkscape

SVG graphics editor

http://inkscape.org/download/

Open Office

Alternative to Microsoft Office

http://download.openoffice.org/

PDF Creator

Creates PDF files from documents

http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/

Photo Story

Digital slideshow software, requires Microsoft Validation Program

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=92755126-a008-49b3-b3f4-6f33852af9c1

Quizlet

Study skills and flashcards

http://quizlet.com

Read Please

Text-to-speech software for Windows®based operating systems

http://www.readplease.com/

Read the Words

Text To Speech
Generate a clear sounding audio file from almost any written material

http://www.readthewords.com/

Sweet Home

Interior design application

http://www.sweethome3d.com/index.jsp

VLC Media Player

Media player

http://www.videolan.org/vic/

West Point Bridge design

Design a truss bridge using West Point Bridge Designer software

http://bridgecontest.org/resources/download/

Google Earth

A virtual globe, map and geographical information program

http://www.google.com/earth/download/ge/agree.html

Pivot Stick 2.2.5

Create stick figure animations

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/stickfigure.html

GeoGebra

Software package for mathematics visualization

http://www.geogebra.org/cms/en/download

Blender

Cross platform suite of tools for 3D creation

http://www.blender.org/download/get-blender/