Would a list of other recommended apps be useful to users?

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Would a list of other recommended apps be useful to users?

Postby TheGurkha » Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:20 pm

In recent threads I've seen various applications and utilities recommended to users. I'm thinking of such things as FoxIT PDF Reader, ClipGuru, EssentialPIM, Jarte, Scribus etc.

I wonder if a list of these somewhere on the forum might be useful for the users who come here? I'm thinking of something simple, nothing more than a list of the apps gathered into categories with a one-line description and a link to their web page.

I don't mind helping to compile this.
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Re: Would a list of other recommended apps be useful to users?

Postby ccornell » Sun Apr 13, 2008 10:19 am

There is a small list like this on the OOoWiki....

http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Extra_Software
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Re: Would a list of other recommended apps be useful to users?

Postby TheGurkha » Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:26 am

Ha ha - yes, that's what i was thinbking of, except I think that could be expanded without too much difficulty.
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Re: Would a list of other recommended apps be useful to users?

Postby Villeroy » Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:31 pm

And then there are several OOo "distributions" with several add-ons and additional software to download or to be purchased on a disk.
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Re: Would a list of other recommended apps be useful to users?

Postby Weatherlawyer » Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:29 am

I imagine that several must haves for Windows are no-needs for Linux and I bet several things are needed for Linux that are already catered for in Windows.

I just wish I could get the hang of Spread-sheets and I don't even know where to start with Databases.
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Re: Would a list of other recommended apps be useful to users?

Postby ccornell » Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:37 am

Weatherlawyer wrote:I imagine that several must haves for Windows are no-needs for Linux and I bet several things are needed for Linux that are already catered for in Windows.

Not necessarily.
- Nvu and its replacement Kompozer is cross platform
- Thunderbird and the Lightning plugin are cross platform
- Pidgin runs in Windows and Linux, and for MacOSX you have Adium (which can be loosely described as Pidgin for OSX)
- The Gimp is cross platform
- Scribus... cross platform
- Inkscape... cross platform

The biggest issue is more likely keeping the list useful, and not having it become just a list of someone's favorite and totally unrelated applications. If the focus can be kept on listing cross-platform opensource applications that would fill out the missing bits for someone's office tool set, then it could become a very useful resource.
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Re: Would a list of other recommended apps be useful to users?

Postby RonIA » Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:07 am

+1

Cross Platform Open Source is "the future" of computing. That way I can work with MS Windows, Ubuntu, OSX, Solaris, MS DOS, UNIX, Sparc, CPM, sorry, where was I, and it comes down to what works best for me and my data. (P.S. the new web based applications frighten me, I don't want to be online 100% of the time, persistence of connection, privacy, having the software change whenever the web company says it should be...)

sorry, just a little venting.
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Re: Would a list of other recommended apps be useful to users?

Postby huw » Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:54 am

An extensive list exists on the other forum
http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=65998
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Re: Would a list of other recommended apps be useful to users?

Postby ccornell » Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:06 am

So many Windows apps on that list on the other forum :-( Do people still use Windows? :-)
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Re: Would a list of other recommended apps be useful to users?

Postby RonIA » Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:27 am

Yep, roll it down every time I go to the drive-thru at the bank :D
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Re: Would a list of other recommended apps be useful to users?

Postby DrewJensen » Sun Apr 20, 2008 10:32 pm

See you needed to be more precise with that question, "Do people still use Windows?".

Now in one case here what is used is old windows...yes, the older the better.

You take the window, one that has been removed form it's casement, and attach a flower box to the lower part of the actual frame. Then put a nice bouquet of silk flora ( none of that junki platic stuff ). One may or may not attach legs to the rear, or brackets for hangin on a wall.

Take it to your local craft fair..and voila, a perenial crowd favorite...
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