Open Source & Free Software

***IMPORTANT***
The following software is NOT supported by the Moorpark College Information Technology Services department.

Finding Free Software

  • Download.com
    Read reviews and download safe, trusted, and spyware-free software with free trials or licenses.
  • Free Software Directory
    A project of the Free Software Foundation (FSF) and United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). A catalog of useful free software that runs under free operating systems.
  • SourceForge.net
    The world's largest Open Source software development web site. Provides free hosting to Open Source software development projects with a centralized resource for managing projects, issues, communications, and code.
  • Free Technology for Teachers Blog

 

Favorites

Audio

  • Audacity
    Cross-platform multitrack audio editor.

Blogging

  • Blogger
    Free weblog publishing tool from Google, for sharing text, photos and video.
  • Edublogs
    Powered by WordPress, these free blogs for teachers, researchers, librarians and other education professionals can help you to communicate to students and to your peers.
  • WordPress

Business & Productivity

  • OpenOffice
    The free and open productivity suite by Sun Microsystems (compare to Microsoft Office). Files are compatible with Microsoft Office.

Microsoft Office Application OpenOffice Application
Word Writer
Excel Calc
PowerPoint Impress
Visio Draw
Access

Base

  • Google Docs  Free web document, spreadsheet, presentation, and form applications

FTP Clients

  • FileZilla
    Free FTP solution.
  • FireFTP
    Free, secure, cross-platform FTP client for Mozilla Firefox.

Graphics

  • Adobe Photoshop Express
    Online photo sharing and editing resource.
  • GIMP
    Freely distributed software for photo retouching and image composition and authoring.
  • Paint.NET
    Free software for digital photo editing. (Windows Users)
  • Picasa
    Free photo editing and photo management software from Google.

Screen Recording

Web Authoring

  • SeaMonkey
    All-in-one internet application suite, including Internet browser, email & newsgroup client, HTML editor, IRC chat and web development tools.

About Open Source & Free Software

 

For more resources, visit the Instructional Technologist's Resources site.