VideoLAN-VLC – Video and Audio Playback

Use VLCAvailable for WindowsAvailable for MacAvailable for Linux

The media player that fills all your needs. It can handle DVDs, (S)VCDs, Audio CDs, web streams, TV cards and much more.

And what is more it can even play back the file or media if it is damaged! Missing or broken pieces are no stop to VLC, it plays all the video and audio information that’s still intact.

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KompoZer – Easy Web Authoring Software

Use KompoZerAvailable for WindowsAvailable for MacAvailable for Linux

KompoZer is a complete web authoring system that combines web file management and easy-to-use WYSIWYG web page editing.

KompoZer is designed to be extremely easy to use, making it ideal for non-technical computer users who want to create an attractive, professional-looking web site without needing to know HTML or web coding.

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VUE – Mind Mapping Software

Use VueAvailable for WindowsAvailable for MacAvailable for Linux

VUE provides a flexible visual environment for structuring, presenting, and sharing digital information. Use it to produce maps of projects, ideas and for strategic planning.

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Scribus – Desk-top Publishing

Use Scribus
Available for WindowsAvailable for MacAvailable for Linux

“Scribus is powerful software that helps you create great looking documents of all kinds. It also comes with a lot of support options to help you achieve the best result. There is an enthusiastic and friendly community around Scribus that assists beginner and pro alike. . . “

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Audacity – Audio Recording and Editing

Use AudacityAvailable for WindowsAvailable for MacAvailable for Linux

Record your services, meetings and messages to upload to a website or put on MP3 player or CD for the elderly or unwell who can’t always make it to church. Let them feel involved and part of the church family.
Audacity® is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems.

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The Sword Project – Free Bible Software

The Sword ProjectAvailable for WindowsAvailable for MacAvailable for Linux

“The SWORD Project is the CrossWire Bible Society’s free Bible software project. Its purpose is to create cross-platform open-source tools– covered by the GNU General Public License– that allow programmers and Bible societies to write new Bible software more quickly and easily. We also create Bible study software for all readers, students, scholars, and translators of the Bible, and have a growing collection of over 200 texts in over 50 languages.” www.crosswire.org

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OpenLP – Projection Software

Use OpenlpAvailable for WindowsAvailable for MacAvailable for Linux

“Your church was just given a data projector and you want to use it to display the lyrics of songs. You were thinking of using PowerPoint, but after a test found it very unwieldy. Then someone suggested that you look at commercial church presentation software, but when you looked at the price tag, you knew your church could not afford that kind of money. You begin to wonder if you should just go back to hymn books and just leave projection of song words to bigger churches who can afford to do it.

Allow us to present the solution to the problem: openlp.org

openlp.org is free. And it’s not just a below-standard freebie thing, it’s a powerful, elegant open source application. What does that mean? It means that the code that the developers write is available to you. But more than that, it means that openlp.org is, and always will be, free. Free to download, free to use, free to give to all your friends. Unlimited freedom, like the freedom we find in Christ.” openlp.org

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OpenOffice.org – Free Office Suite

Use OpenOffice.orgAvailable for WindowsAvailable for MacAvailable for Linux

Openoffice.org is a comprehensive office suite that compares well with Microsoft® Offiice.

“OpenOffice.org 3 is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.”

Write notes, sermons, produce presentations, organise finances, whatever you need!

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