orangeCRM – notepad++ programmers editor – sourceforge – hosted apps at sourceforge

OrangeHRM – Human Resource Management

OrangeHRM is an Open Source Human Resource Management System that covers Personnel Information Management, Employee Self Service, Leave, Time & Attendance, Benefits, and Recruitment. Tags: HRM, HRMS, HCM, HRIS, EHRMS, Human Capital Management
This was the project of the month on Sourceforge back in 2008.
sourceforge-project-of-the-monthOrangeHRM is a Human Resource Management (HRM) system that facilitates personnel information management, employee self service, leave, time & attendance, benefits, and recruitment of a company. It’s is the most active open source human resource management software. With over 175,000 downloads, OrangeHRM is also fast becoming one of the most widely used HRM applications in the world. We believe in providing users simple to use robust software, and iteratively improving it based on feedback we get from them. This rapid evolving of the product is driven by agile development practices, and weekly product releases to SourceForge


Notepad++ is a generic source code editor (it tries to be anyway) and Notepad replacement written in c++ with win32 API. The aim of Notepad++ is to offer a slim and efficient binary with a totally customizable GUI.
notepadBased on a powerful editing component Scintilla, Notepad++ is written in C++ and uses pure Win32 API and STL which ensures a higher execution speed and smaller program size. By optimizing as many routines as possible without losing user friendlyness, Notepad++ is trying to reduce the world carbon dioxide emissions. When using less CPU power, the PC can throttle down and reduce power consumption, resulting in a greener environment.
Notepad++ was voted “Best Tool or Utility for Developers” in 2008.

Hosted Apps – sitedocs

Introducing: Hosted Apps at ¶hosted-appsOver the years, staff and users have identified a number of well-written Open Source applications which are useful to developers for personal use and critical to meeting the needs of Open Source software development projects. Through the Hosted Apps service, provides hosted instances of these applications, allowing projects and developers to easily gain access to these tools, without incurring the overhead of handling the software installation, day-to-day maintenance and version upgrades.

zipgenius – GNU Wget – Curl and LibCurl


zipgeniusClaim your space back and reorder your files with ZipGenius: ZipGenius is the that lets you compress files to almost any kind of archive. ZipGenius supports more than 20 compressed archive formats, including CD/DVD-ROM image files in ISO9660 standard. This is the file compression suite you were searching for: it is free and easy to use, plus it supports more than 20 formats of compressed archives, including RAR, ARJ, ACE, CAB, SQX, documents and the excellent ZipGenius now can executable files going to be added to a ZIP archive through the compressor.

GNU Wget

gnuGNU Wget is a free software package for retrieving files using HTTP, HTTPS and FTP, the most widely-used Internet protocols. It is a non-interactive commandline tool, so it may easily be called from scripts, cron jobs, terminals without X-Windows support, etc.GNU Wget has many features to make retrieving large files or mirroring entire web or FTP sites easy, including:

* Can resume aborted downloads, using REST and RANGE
* Can use filename wild cards and recursively mirror directories
* NLS-based message files for many different languages
* Optionally converts absolute links in downloaded documents to relative, so that downloaded documents may link to each other locally
* Runs on most UNIX-like operating systems as well as Microsoft Windows
* Supports HTTP proxies
* Supports HTTP cookies
* Supports persistent HTTP connections
* Unattended / background operation
* Uses local file timestamps

cURL and libcurl

curlCurl is a command line tool for transferring files with URL syntax, supporting FTP, FTPS, HTTP, HTTPS, SCP, SFTP, TFTP, TELNET, DICT, LDAP, LDAPS and FILE. curl supports SSL certificates, HTTP POST, HTTP PUT, FTP uploading, HTTP form based upload, proxies, cookies, user+password authentication (Basic, Digest, NTLM, Negotiate, kerberos…), file transfer resume, proxy tunneling and a busload of other useful tricks.

portableapps – run all your apps on a USB stick – Portable software for USB drives

portable-appsConvenient – Now you can carry your favorite computer programs along with all of your bookmarks, settings, email and more with you. Use them on any Windows computer. All without leaving any personal data behind.Open – provides a truly open platform that works with any hardware you like (USB flash drive, iPod, portable hard drive, etc). It’s open source built around an open format that any hardware vendor or software developer can use.

Do you want to DeFrag your hard disk for FREE and FAST!

JkDefrag is a free disk defragment and optimize utility for Windows, various version, it will also work with Windows Vista. The software works much faster than the defrag utility that comes with Windows and can be interupted at any time during the process. The software will also defrag floppies and USB sticks. The latest version includes the windows version, a command line version, a version that works as a screen saver (e.g. kicks in when your not doing anything on the computer) and a DLL library that can be used with programming languages.

Being true opensource the source code is available online to download if required. To install the software just unZip the files and run the .exe. There are plenty of command line options to tell the software what to leave (do not defrag). Remember to delete all the rubbish from your hard disk before running as you do not want to waste valueable time defragging stuff that is only going to be deleted at some stage. The wonderful ccleaner utility (again free) will do this for you in no time and is very comprehensive often gaining 100’s of Mb’s of disk space in a few seconds.

MediaCoder – batch transcoding free

MediaCoder is a batch transcoder, which means it enables you to convert multiple files simultaneously. It supports all the major formats, and you can use it either to convert files from one format to another, or to resample files – for example, by reducing a video clips quality to make it phone-friendly. It is distributed under a GPL license which puts together loads of audio/video codecs and tools from the opensource community into an all-in-one solution.

Convert to and from many audio and video compression formats and re-multiplex into various container formats, on the fly, in batch

  • Give you the control over the transcoding process and all the parameters of the transcoded files, so you can learn about, compare among and play with various codecs
  • Specific user interfaces for specific devices with device plug-ins and extensions
  • Fully standalone, no dependent on any media player, filter or codec, no registration of any components into system

It’s easy to use, and you can exampnd it with plug-ins thta enable you to convert files for particular devices, such as the PSP. The only downside is that the whole process can take some time. There is a WIKI with loads of HOWTO’s to help the process.

Podcasting Tools and Resource Article

Podcasting Tools and Resource Article:

Podcasting Tools

Podcasting is increasing in popularity and, realizing that many are interested in providing audio content in a podcast, we have assembled a collection of tools that make creation, promotion and listening to podcasts a little easier.

Podcast Chapter Tool – Voxmedia Wiki

PodcastChapterTool – Voxmedia Wiki: PodcastChapterTool

From Voxmedia Wiki

This article is a part of the iTunes tips entry. Apple’s chapter system adds an entire new dimension to podcasts. For the first time, true podcast ecommerce, or pCommerce for short, is possible. Chapters add the ability to embed links and graphics displayed in sync with the podcast. Now podcasters can discuss a product or website, place a graphic representation for it on the screen and simultaneously provide a hyperlink that, when clicked, would give the podcaster credit for that clickthrough and tie in to existing e-commerce systems. Additionally all new types of podcasts are now possible: Artwork podcasts that actually show the artwork they are discussing, story-based podcasts that use the chapter art as illustrations, and more.

This page then, is both a tutorial and an informational page about the Apple Podcast ChapterTool utility and Podcast Chapters in general and is designed to help promote the use of this tool in order to encourage more podcasts to use it. The tutorial section will show you how to add chapters, chapter images and chapter links to your podcasts. It is relatively technical, so hopefully a completely automated solution will come out soon. A helpful utility has already been released that helps automate the process somewhat. “