I like well designed software. I also like free things, as I’m sure do you. Every now and again these two qualities/properties/attributes intersect and I’ll stumble upon a free, cool piece of software that I reckon may be useful to me (or you) in the future. While there’s a 90% chance that I won’t ever use most of these, here’s a running list of said applications/systems/software nonetheless:

  1. Grafana - The open platform for analytics and monitoring
  2. Wekan - open-source kanban
  3. decidim - Free Open-Source participatory democracy for cities and organizations
  4. Discourse - modern forum software for your community
  5. Binder - Turn a Git repo into a collection of interactive notebooks
  6. Mailtrain - Self Hosted Newsletter App
  7. Zulip - powerful open source team chat
  8. Open edX - Open edX is the massively scalable learning software platform behind edX
  9. Solr - Solr is the popular, blazing-fast, open source enterprise search platform built on Apache Lucene™.
  10. Rasa - Open source tools to build contextual AI assistants
  11. Standard Notes - Standard Notes is a safe place for your notes, thoughts, and life’s work.
  12. SecureDrop - SecureDrop is an open source whistleblower submission system that media organizations and NGOs can install to securely accept documents from anonymous sources.
  13. Syncthing - Syncthing replaces proprietary sync and cloud services with something open, trustworthy and decentralized. Your data is your data alone and you deserve to choose where it is stored, if it is shared with some third party and how it’s transmitted over the Internet.