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65 Open Source Downloads That Could Change Your Life

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Can an open-source application really change your life? To find out, we went looking for apps that users described as "indispensable."

What we found were tools that truly can help you significantly change the way you live or the way you use your computer every day. And as we put the list together, we noticed that a lot of these tools fall into categories that corresponded with some of the most popular New Year's resolutions.

We found open source apps that could help you get started in a new hobby, read more, improve your mind, and become more spiritual. And for the (admittedly small) group of people whose New Year's resolution is to try open source for the first time, we assembled a small group of apps for open-source neophytes.

Unfortunately, no matter how hard we looked, we simply couldn't find any open source tools for one of the other most popular New Year's resolutions: improving your love life. So until some creative open source developers come up with an app that can help you find your true love, you'll have to make due with the rest of the tools of our list of

65 open source applications that can change your life.




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