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Best Open Source School Management System

Latest Blog - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 15:37
Best Open Source School Management System Fedena Fedena is an open source school management software. This software is developed on Ruby on Rail framework and its main focus on handling records. It is a web based software solution developed by Fordation Technologies. It is a cloud based software used for school administration purpose. This programm is available in git hub. Fedena is the best solution for schools and campuses that want an easy means to manage all campus records. It was released under License Apache License 2.0. Features of Fedena: It provide customizable code. It has examination management system. It provide financial management system. It can be integrated for video conference. It can be integrated for payment gateway. It provide different add on module. OpenSIS OpenSIS is a free and open source school management system. It is a best solution for K-2 and larger education institutions. This open source software is used by both small and medium size school. For using this school management system software need qualified IT staff. It is a web based software solution. It is written in PHP and used MYSQL database for store data. This software is released under GNU General Public License. You can download it from Source forge website.Features of OpenSIS: It is a free version. It has substantial features. It offers both free and paid versions. It maintain transcript. It maintain health care record. It maintain attendance record. It provide demographic information. It provide email messaging convenience. It has built in billing system. Open Administration for Schools Open Administration for Schools (OAfS) is an open source school management and administration software system. It is also design for K-2 and higher education institutions. OAFS was designed for public and Catholic schools. It has a special module for education and division central office. It provide the facility to run software on the same sever with multiple virtual sites. It also provide separate interface of parent-school site. This software package released under GNU General Public License. Features of Open Administration for Schools: It provide transcript System to print student transcripts. It provide the report card system. It has import and export module. It has a system of parent,student Viewing scripts. It provide demographic information. It show online grade book. It provide online day book. It maintain disciplined and attendance. SchoolTool SchoolTool is an open source student information system for school. It is a web based school management solution. The purpose of this open source project is to facilitate school administration. It provide important student information and also provide the reporting for primary and secondary schools. It also provide the freedom of customization to their user,you can customize this progrmm according to your specific needs. It used the Zope 3 framework and written in Python language. This software package comes under the GNU General Public License. Features of School Tool: It provide customizable data for student,teacher,demographics and other personal data. It has teacher grade books features. It provide the personal contact information like address, phone, email etc. It has tracking and management system for student interventions. It maintain class attendance and daily participation grades of students. It support export function for export Scores in .xls spreadsheet format. It has feature of organized grade book in multiple worksheets. It provide skills and outcomes based assessment. Open-School Open-School is an open source school management software solution. It is a very comprehensive solution for managing interaction between the students,teachers and parents. The basic objective of this management school system software is to provide the administration of school to handle resources in a efficient way. It provide the integration support for content management and news management through this you can publish your content on website easily. Features of Open-School: It provide online fee management system. It has timetable management system. It provide the new comprehensive design. It facilitate online class rooms facility. It has comprehensive attendance management system. It provide online library support. It provide comprehensive view of students,teacher and parents profiles. RosarioSIS RosarioSIS is an open source Source Student Information System (SIS) and School Management System (SMS). It is flexible system, it can be used in schools, academies, colleges and universities easily. It can be customize/modify according to the specific needs and can be distribute freely. It is written in PHP language and used PostgreSQL database. It has been released under Gnu GPL v2 license. Features Of RosarioSIS: It is compatible with tablets and smart phones. Provide responsive design. Online registration facility. Provide integration facility. Translated in different languages. Provide different module like accounting & student billing,discipline module.

Open Soruce Building Management System

Latest Blog - Sat, 11/21/2015 - 15:39
Open Soruce Building Management Systems Building Management System(BMS), we also called Building Automation System (BAS, it is a complete control system used in building to monitor and manage the mechanical, electrical and electromechanical services in a facility. It monitor the services of pumping stations, power, heating, elevators and lights, ventilation and air-conditioning,physical access control etc. Building Management System is a combination of software and hardware. A database and sensor are used in BMS, sensor are installed throught the buildings and it collect the data and send it to the BMS, and data stored in a database. Sensor and database are connected with internet. Sensor alert the BMS in case of any fault, and BMS trigger the alarm. Let see some of the open source Business Management System. openMAINT openMAINT is an open source solution for the management of building, installations, movable assets and related maintaining activities. It is implemented on the asset management framework CMDBuild. It helps to update and organize data that related to inventory and also help in decision making and operative procedures. It is excellent ready to use solution, it can be configure with base files, processes, reports and dashboards and work flow. It is designed in such way that adjust the environment, it can manage movable assets and the real estate, and the related maintaining. It provide the features of scheduled maintenance, routing, work order management etc. CITRIS-OPEN BAS CITRIS provide an open source building automation system for smaller commercial building (OPEN BAS). This project is designed to help small and medium sized buildings. It manage energy use and allow building components to connect and communicate. This is excellent software which can handle lighting, water heating systems, and significant ancillary loads. It provide the features of plug and play, open protocol, scalability, remote and local monitoring,robust design. It also provide help to operate building more efficiently by allowing different devices to communicate with each others. Freedomotic Freedomotic is an open source Internet of Things (IoT) development framework. It is very secure flexible and use full for managing small and big apartments like schools, university campuses, corporate, museum, buildings, offices and mils. Freedomotic is an comprehensive solution,it has an ability to create smart retail environments, building automation systems,home automation and efficiently save time and reduced development efforts. It is supported cross platforms like Linux, Windows, Mac and can be deployed to the server.

Open Source Network Simulation Software

Latest Blog - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 15:33
Open Source Network Simulation Software Network simulation is a virtual representation of a network, it is a technical method in which programs models the behavior of a network by calculating the interaction between the different network entities. There are two types of network simulation one is used before the construction of network and other one is used on existing network. It is also call network simulation a network emulator. A network simulator software are used to predicts the behavior of a computer network. Lets see some of the open source network simulator software. Cloonix Cloonix is an open source Linux router and host simulation platform. It comes with easy to use graphical user interface(GUI). It enable us to configure per link network delay and and loss characteristics. It provide support in complex network configuration. It suggest KVM to create virtual machine. It supported Linux (32 and 64 bit) operating system and it has been released under GPLv3 license. No need for the root password to install and use cloonix. It runs on Linux Cloonix can be host on UML Linux, KVMable OS's. It can handle simulate situations that are dangerous and possible in a functional clone of a production environment. GNS3 Graphical Network Simulator-3 is an open source software for network simulator. It is used to simulate complex networks. It consist of real devices and virtual devices. It comes with graphical user interface and mostly used by students for preparing for network professional certification exams. It can be used to design complex computer network typologies and to launch simulations on them. Many of the well known organizations are utilizing GNS3 like NASA,AT&T,Exxon and Walmart etc. It is written in Python language and supported cross platforms. It is released under the GNU GPL license. It had been downloaded 11 million times. Netkit Netkit is an open source lightweight network emulator software. It used user mode Linux to create the virtual machines. It comes with easy to use interface and anyone can create networking at low cost and little effort. By using Netkit you can create number of virtual network devices and it can be easily interconnected in order to form a network on a single PC. It enable us to share preconfigured virtual labs with others. Netkit makes use of User mode Linux (UML), a port of the Linux kernel that is designed to run as a user space process. It has been written in C language and released under the GNU General Public License.

Best Open Source Asset Management Tools

Latest Blog - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 15:29
Best Open Source Asset Management Tools Asset managements tools are used to balance costs, opportunities and risks against the desired performance of assets, to achieve organizational goal. These tools also track the financial, contractual and inventory details of the organizations. It is used to manage tangible assets such as buildings and to intangible assets such as human capital, intellectual property, goodwill and financial assets. Asset management softwares increase the utilization and value of assets. They are not only used to manage asset but also used to manage services. They have ability to track vendor and supplier performance through transparent metrics and provide big return on investment through optimize allocating of asset. Lets see some of the open source asset management tools. GoCodes Asset Management GoCodes is an open source asset management and inventory tracking system. It is comprehensive fast and easy to use web based solution that allows customers to securely tag their physical assets and manage it. No IT experience is needed to setup the GoCodes, it is design in such a way that works on tablets,computer and smart phones. It can be used in small and medium size organizations. It has QR code asset tags that works works with your smart phone as a scanner. Features Track and manage company's assets from anywhere. Automate field service requests and inventory audit scanner. Provide GPS tracking of asset location. Provide label customization features. Track value, depreciation,warranty and service records. Organize assets into groups. Provide two powerful reporting options standard reporting and enterprise reporting. WhiteSource WhiteSource is an open source licensing and compliance management software solution. It manage the open source security,productivity and alerts. Its cloud based service is very comprehensive, it is very affordable and reduce burden from developers. WhiteSource used plugins to build and integration servers. It comprehensively track the open source inventory and give alert on new versions of the libraries. It supported all size of organization like small,medium and large size organizations. It supported cross platforms like Linux, Mac, Windows, Web based. Features It understand your open source licenses and comply. Understand the risks and requirements of each license. Alert when new security vulnerabilities are discovered in your software. Offer free cloud based service. Open source inventory management solution. It deliver full license reports to auditors, investors, partners, and customers. Vivantio Pro Vivantio Pro is an excellent ticketing and asset management software solution. It manage and track all the company assets throughout the entire life cycle. It is more reliable,flexible and trusted IT service management solution. It is complete automation solution which performs difficult task of business planning and management. It is available for medium and large size organizations. It supported cross platforms like Linux, Mac, Windows, Web-based, Windows Phone. Features It offer seamless integration. It provide custom fields options. Provide interactive and custom report builder features. It provide incident management,problem management and change management features. Provide support of email to ticket and asset management.

Open Source Affiliate Marketing Tools

Latest Blog - Sat, 11/14/2015 - 15:59
Open Source Affiliate Marketing Tools Affiliate marketing is a type of performance based marketing, it is a method of earning a commission by promoting other company's products. Affiliates earn through generating sales, leads and traffic for the merchants business. Online affiliate marketing scope is growing day by day. Online affiliate marketer use their efforts to promote the merchant products and earn commission on it. They usually used organic (search engine optimization), paid search engine marketing , e-mail marketing, content marketing to promote the company's product and services. Many of the online businesses build their own affiliate network to manage own affiliate relationships and to promote products and services. Now a days many affiliate marketing software that can track or manage myriad affiliate marketing activities. There are different types of affiliate tracking software which can be utilized by a number of different business models. Today we focus on open source affiliate marketing software solutions. Ambassador Ambassador is an open source solution it empower the companies to turbo-charge their referral program and convert their customers into brand Ambassadors. By using Ambassador you can easily create, track and manage custom incentives that drive referrals and convert to your users. It supported medium and large size businesses. Ambassador support cross platform like Linux, Mac, Windows, Web-based, Windows Phone, Mobile Web App. Features Simple campaign builder solution. Define incentives and share unique URLs. 3rd Party Integration and refer a friend Widget. Integration support of APIS. Automatically create ambassadors and create ambassador groups. Offer social referral tracking. Support affiliate program and affiliate tracking. HasOffers by TUNE HasOffers by TUNE allow you to create own ad network. It is an excellent customizable solution, it allow you to customize your campaign according to your needes. It provide real time monitoring facility, you can analyze, measure and optimize mobile and online marketing campaigns. It is used in large organizations. It supported different languages and cross platforms like Linux, Mac, Windows. Features Provide real time reporting features. Add manager support for campaign optimization. Manage unlimited employees,advertiser and affiliates. Able to track seo affiliate. Supported customization and provide responsive customer support. Post Affiliate Pro Post Affiliate Pro is an excellent software solution. It empower your affiliate program and is easy to manage and track affiliate referrals and related sales. For financial transactions you can integrate shopping carts with Post Affiliate Pro. It is comprehensively fast,expandable and effective solution. It supported number of languages and supported cross platform like Linux, Mac, Windows,iPhone-iPad. Features It supported multiple themes and multilanguages. Supported customizable affiliate interface. Provide administration help for multiple merchants,affiliate program. Set commission groups with different commissions for different users. support the feature to allocate higher commission for higher sale.

Open Source POS Linux Softwares

Latest Blog - Thu, 11/12/2015 - 14:51
Open Source POS Linux Softwares POS stand for Point of Sale is a place where a retail transaction is completed. It is not only a cash register it has many functions like it can be use for record and track customer orders, debit and credit card process, inventory management and can also create connection with other networks. It is widely used in small store and perform the cash drawer, barcode scanner and receipt printer activities. In services organization its use is different like it work as a laser printer for their service invoices. POS software are customizable, it can allow you to customize to achieve specific needs. I have try together some open source POS Linux software. Lets see some of best Linux based open source point of sale software solution. Floreant POS Floreant POS is an open source point of sale software solution. It is written in Java language and supported cross platform like Windows, Linux, Mac and Java supported Tablets. This project is started in 2008 and has more than 25000 installation across the globe. It is mostly used in restaurants, it simplify the process of order management, automation of kitchen and keeping control of cash. Features Provide food server touch screen activities like to create, edit, void, split, merge and payout tickets. Provide robust technology and tested on different terminals running in Windows, Linux and Mac. Provide facilities to manage drawer bleed, credit card tips payment and drawer pull. Allow you to handle different payment types. It calculate discount by percent and fixed amounts automatically and accepts giftcard and coupon. It provide the features of reporting like sales summary, detail report and hourly income report etc. Friendly interface for the management of cooking, beverates,packages,food menu etc. OpenBravo Openbravo Java POS is an open source software solution. It is designed in such way that to perform multiple tasks like customer displays and barcode scanners, supports ESC/POS ticket printers. It is an excellent POS system released under the NU General Public License (GPL). It is supported cross platform like it can be runs on Linux, Mac and Windows. It comes with helpful extensive documentation support. Community of OpenBravo is very supportive. It allow you to install on your own server. Features Provide real time view of inventory. Provide excellent Restaurant module and warehouse module. Excellent touch screen optimization features. Provide professional services module facility. Manage both anonymous and named transactions and maintain new customers associated with a ticket at the mobile point of sale. Provide simultaneous multiple ticket support. LemonPOS LemonPOS is an open source stable point of sale software solution. It supported small and medium size businesses. It is an excellent easy to use software solution. It provide customization facility. It supported Linux and other UNIX based operating system. At backend it used MYSQL database for storage of data. It has two part Lemon and Squeeze. First one is used for actual point of sale and second one is used for administrative purpose. Features Provides modern theme able and easy to use Interface. Provides modern search panel and price-checker tool. Provide excellent reporting features. Provide the features of check in and check out stock. Allow export inventory as CVS.

Best Open Source Remote Desktop Software for Linux

Latest Blog - Mon, 11/09/2015 - 15:22
Best Open Source Remote Desktop Software for Linux Remote desktop is a program or an operating system it enable us to sit at a PC and connect to another PC in a different location. Accessing and controlling a desktop remotely is a type of remote administration and most of the technical experts of enterprises use this method to solve the problems of clients sitting at remote location. By utilizing remote desktop you can accomplish various task such like access a workplace computer from home or other location, access your home location from other location, remotely fix computer problem of clients, can perform administrative tasks and also you can give demonstration something on a process or a software application. Remote desktop application are used in different platform like Linux, Window, Mac OS X. Remote desktop access also supported in mobile devices. This access has been presented in Android, Iphone and Blackberries phones. Today our topic of article is about to discuss some best open source remote desktop software for Linux.Lets see some of these. RealVNC RealVNC is an open source remote desktop software, it has server and client application for the Virtual Network Computing (VNC) protocol. RealVNC server and client can be used on different platforms. It has three different editions Enterprise,Personal and Free. The free edition is an open source and it can be run of multiple OS of UNIX. It is released under the GPL and Proprietary software license and written in Java language. Features It supported Cross-platform remote control access. It create connection between computers running an unrivalled mix of Windows, Mac OS X, UNIX, and Linux operating systems. It supported multi-language like English, French, German and Spanish. It automatically run in the desktop language of the user. Support VNC authentication. It prevent unauthorized access with a password specific to VNC It relies on the RFB protocol for connectivity. Rdesktop Rdesktop is an open source client for Microsoft's proprietary RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) protocol. It has been released undr the GNU General Public License. It is currently runs on most UNIX based platforms, it is commonly used on desktop ReactOS and Linux installations to connect to Microsoft Windows running remote desktop services. It has different type of GUI(graphical user interface) clients like tsclient, Gnome-RDP and KDE Remote Desktop Connection (KRDC). Features It supported 32-bit color and 24-bit color. It provides audio redirection features and empower the users to process audio on a remote desktop and have the sound redirected to their local computer. Supported file system redirection and enable users to use their local files on a remote desktop within the terminal session. Provide support to local computer and remote computer to share clipboards. Provide automatic authentication support. It has smartcard support. TightVNC TightVNC is an open source remote desktop software application. It use the RFB protocol of Virtual Network Computing (VNC) to control another computer's screen remotely as like you sitting in the front of that computer. TightVNC is supported cross platform like Linux, Microsoft Window and it is written in C, C++, Java. It has been released under the GNU General Public License GPL v2 license. It is very helpful in distance learning and remote customer support. Features It provides fully compatible standard RFB protocol. It provide the efficient tight encoding with optional JPEG compression. It provide enhanced web browser access. Support automatic SSH tunneling Support for two passwords and read-only.

Choose Best Open Source Python IDE

Latest Blog - Fri, 11/06/2015 - 15:46
Choose Best Open Source Python IDE Python is a powerful object-oriented programming language with dynamic semantics. It is easy to use and easy to learn language, these features rise its value, and it is good for prototype development and other quick programming tasks, and also pay attention on maintenance and also reduce maintenance cost. It is good solution for rapid application development. Python is flexible language it supported modules and packages. An IDE(Integrated Development Environment) is needed to editing, experimenting and learning Python. IDE is an excellent application it allow programmer to work effectively and efficiently. There are many text editor like VIM,Emacs,Gedit but for complex code most programmer prefer integrated development environment. Paython's IDE is an excellent powerful debugger and intelligent editor work together to make interactive Python development fast and accurate. Lets see some of the best Python IDE's which empower developer write code faster,fix bug quickly, navigate code with ease,provide customization and edit with key bindings etc. PyCharm PyCharm is an open source light-weighted IDE only for Python development. It is available on both professional edition(commercial) and community enterprise edition. It is released under Proprietary Community Edition and Apache License. It is written in java and Python language and supported cross platform like Linux, Window and Mac OS X. It has a great support of debugger, VCSes (integration with version control systems), code analysis, integrated unit tester etc. Features Available under customizable editor colors for Python code and Django templates. Provides several predefined color themes. Supported code completion for for keywords, classes, variables etc. Support for web frameworks like Django, web2py and Flask. Beautiful unified user interface for Mercurial, Git, Subversion etc. Provide line and block commenting support. Provide code folding support like auto-insertion of braces, brackets & quotes etc. Eric Eric is a free and open source full featured integrated development environment for Python and Ruby programming languages. It is written in Python language and supported cross platforms. It has been released under GPLv3 licensed. It is designed in such a way that it provides ease in usage, provide integration support and it offer the professional coder for Python. It is scalable IDE, it supported plugin which provide ease in extension of the IDE functionality. Features It provide configurable window layout and syntax highlighting. It provide source code folding &matching ,clalltips and error highlighting. Provide advanced search functionality including project wide search and replacement. It Runs external applications from within the IDE. It provide support to debug multithreaded and multiprocessing applications. It offer advance project management facilities. Eclipse with PyDev Eclipse is an open source and famous IDE that’s been around for a very long time. PyDev is a plugin that enables Eclipse to be used as a Python IDE. Combination of Eclipse with Pydev empower developers to make interactive web applications. Since PyDev is a Python IDE for Eclipse, It can also be used in Python, Jython and IronPython developmen. It is written in Java and Python language, and it supported cross platforms. It is released under Eclipse Public License. Features Provide auto completions of keyword facility. It provide the features of code folding,code coverage and mark occurrences. supported remote Debugging and through console debugging. Show basic syntax highlighting. Provide Comment, uncomment, comment blocks facility. Provide Python, Jython and IronPython support.

Best Open Source Cad Software

Latest Blog - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 15:46
Best Open Source Cad Software CAD is stand for Computer Aided Design. CAD system consist of the combination of hardware and software. For utilizing CAD system needed quality graphics monitor, mouse, light pen and printer. It is mostly used by engineers, drafters, architectures, artists to create accurate technical illustration and drawings. By using CAD software we can design anything like furniture, toys, automobile, airplanes, house, circuit boards etc. It allow you to create two dimensional(2D) and three dimensional (3D) graphical representations of physical objects. CAD software provide best practices, lower development costs, increase productivity and product's quality. It provide good visualization of products and allow you to see it before final the product. CAD software enhanced documentation of the design by using geometries and dimensions and allow facility of bills of materials. Lot of CAD softwares are available in market but my focus in this article is to discuss few of the open source CAD software. Lets see some of the comprehensive open source CAD softwares. FreeCAD FreeCAD is an open source parametric 3D modeler for CAD, MCAD, CAx, CAE and PLM. It is mostly used in mechanical engineering. It is comprehensive software tool, highly customizable extensible and scriptable. By using FreeCAD you can easily customize your design and change parameter in model history. It is written in C++ and Python language and supported cross platform (Windows, Mac and Linux). It released under LGPLv2+ license. Features It supported both 2D and 3D modeler component. It can exchanged by the following formats DXF, SVG, STEP, IGES, STL, OBJ, DAE, SCAD, IV and IFC. It is complete graphical user interface based application. It can be run through command line. It can be imported as a Python module. It provides parametric associative document objects. It has built in scripting framework and built in Python console. It provide full macro recording & editing. Blender Blender is a free and open source CAD software solution. It is mostly used for creation of animated films, 3D models & interactive applications, visual effects, artistic applications, rigging, animation, simulation, motion tracking rendering, video editing and games creation. It supported cross platform (Linux, Windows and Macintosh) and released under GNU General Public License (GPL). Features It provides support for wide range of geometric primitives like polygon meshes, fast subdivision surface modeling etc It provide integration support. It has plugin support. It used Python scripting for tool creation and prototyping, game logic and importing. Provide Node Support for full customization. It offers range of rigging tools weight painting,mirror functionality, interpolated bones. It provide 20 different brush support of sculpting. BRL-CAD BRL-CAD is an open source CAD software solution. It based on constructive solid geometry (csg) modeling. BRL-CAD consist of interactive geometry editor, path tracing & ray tracing support, geometric analysis, rendering analysis, frame buffer support, performance analysis benchmark, embeded scripting, geometric representation and analysis library. It is written in C, C++, Tcl and released under BSD, LGPL. It also supported cross platform. Features It provide real time ray tracing and collision detection. It has extendable modeling tools. It has an interactive 3D world editor. It provide APIs for the creation of geometry via code. It provide CSG and mesh objects in geometric. Easy to use network transport library.

Best Open Source BPM Platforms

Latest Blog - Fri, 10/30/2015 - 15:26
Best Open Source BPM Platforms Business Process Management(BPM) is a methodology which is used to focus on improving corporate performance by managing and optimizing a company's business processes. It provide the discipline in various activities of organization like measurement and optimization, modeling, spanning system,execution & control,support enterprise goal etc. Business Process Management is a best way to monitor business performance either its run accurately and improved over the time. BPM used best business practice and also utilize good techniques and structured methods. Many BPM platform available to increase business performance. We discussed here some of the best open source Business Process Management platform which is freely available. Talend Talend is an open source business project management platform. This platform provide different services to their user like data integration, data management, enterprise application integration and big data software. It made with the combination of of three solutions(innovative process modeler,BPM and work flow engine,user interface for the creation of forms). It provide ease in data integration by using Talend you can integrate ,master data integration,on premises and on cloud integration and applications integration. It is also provide data governance software solution. It is easy to use and also provide the scalability features. It fulfill all marketing requirements. Activiti Activiti is a light weight open source business process management platform distributed under the Apache license. This platform is used to target business people developers and system admins. It is very fast platform which supported rock-solid BPMN 2 process engine for Java. It is also provides integration support, you can integrate it with Spring. It enable user to combined process updated with a single transactions. Activiti is run on Java environment. It provide the features to add new new custom activity type and dedicated process languages. It supported cloud scalability and has ability test process executions in isolation in a plain unit test. Bonita Bonita is an open source business process management solution. It combined information system,people and process into useful manageable applications. Bonita is very wonderful platform it provide support for business to lower cost and improve quality by automate and monitor business process to streamline operations. Bonita studio allow you graphically map business processes to your information system segments and provided facility to access application in web form. Bonita BPM portal provide end User interface for interacting with processes apps. It also supported multiple API and connection points. In case of problem to using Bonita software you can get access from online forum.

Best Open Source OCR Software

Latest Blog - Thu, 10/29/2015 - 15:37
Best Open Source OCR Software OCR stand for Optical Character Recognition is a technology that is used to convert different types of documents, such as scanned paper documents, PDF files or images captured by a digital camera into editable and search able data. We can also say that it is the electronic conversion of images of typed, handwritten or printed text into machine-encoded text. It is very useful technology, you can utilize this OCR technology in the form of data entry from printed data records such as computerized receipts, business cards,passport documents, bank statements, invoice or any other documentation. OCR software is very useful when you need to edit some extra information or anything in scan documents. Open source OCR has benefit is little more,because its free of cost and another major benefit is open source OCR software's source code is available you can change some function according to your needs. Lets see some of the best open source Optical Character Recognition software solution. Tesseract Tesseract is an excellent open source Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software solution. It is has been improved and maintained by Google. It is designed as to supported multiple platforms like Linux, Windows and OS X. It is supported 60 different languages. It has been released under the Apache License 2.0. It is little complicated in term of use but it produced very accurate results. It provide the number of features to their user some of these are used static classifier outline fragments, recognize broken characters, fully unicode (UTF-8) capable, used UNLV regression test framework and many more. Download link: https://code.google.com/p/tesseract-ocr/downloads/list GOCR GOCR is another open source Optical Character Recognition software solution. It is released under the GNU Public License. It is supported multiple platform like Linux, Windows and OS/2. GOCR very beautifully convert the scanned images of text back to text files, it also recognize the letters and numbers contained in an image file. It is not only for recognize the character but also enable you to convert them so as to become editable using any text processing application. GOCR can read pnm, pbm, pgm, ppm, some pcx and tga image files. It generates very accurate result but it also difficult in term of use. Download link: http://jocr.sourceforge.net/download.html CuneiForm CuneiForm is an open source user friendly Optical Character Recognition software solution. Originally it was released as commercial OCR after few year later it released as freeware on December 12,2007. Now it is available under open source BSD license. It is supported multiple languages and supported cross platform. This application is very easy to use as compare to Tesseract and GOCR. It enable you to upload images from local folder or from scanning device. It also supported different type of images format like JPG, BMP or PNG. It has the ability to recognize table of different structure and different type of fonts. It included the features of dictionary verification to enhance accuracy of recognition. Download link: http://www.brothersoft.com/cuneiform-ocr-pro-9982.html