Apple iOS

Here you will find a directory of free, libre and open source software for the Apple iOS platform. Schools and educators may find open educational resources in the form of Apple iOS software that is useful in the classroom.

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Marble

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Marble is a virtual globe and world atlas — your Swiss army knife for maps. Find your way and explore the world!

MeshLab

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MeshLab is an open source, portable, and extensible system for the processing and editing of unstructured 3D triangular meshes. The system is aimed to help the processing of the typical not-so-small unstructured models arising in 3D scanning, providing a set of tools for editing, cleaning, healing, inspecting, rendering and converting this kind of meshes.

Tatlin

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Crossplatform Gcode and STL viewer for 3D printing.

The Number Race

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Software designed for remediation of dyscalculia (or mathematical learning disabilities) in children aged 4-8 and for teaching number sense in kindergarten children. Children who are making their first steps with numbers will learn the basic concepts of number and arithmetic. Older children, who are already familiar with numbers, will build their fluency in arithmetic and in mapping numbers to quantities (number sense).

Bricksmith

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Virtual 3D Lego Modeling for your Macintosh. The application is new to source-forge with 132 downloads this week alone and is rated 4.6 out of 5.

MuseScore

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Create, playback, and print sheet music for free. MuseScore is open source music notation software that runs on Windows, MacOS, and Linux, and is available in over thirty different languages. It features an easy to use WYSIWYG editor with audio score playback for results that look and sound beautiful, rivaling commercial offerings like Finale and Sibelius.

Features supported by MuseScore include:

Unlimited score length
Unlimited number of staves per system
Up to four independent voices per staff
Score creation wizard and templates
Automatic part extraction and transposition
Repeats, including segnos, codas, and measure repeats
Dynamics, articulations, and other expression markings, with playback support for most
Custom text markings
Lyrics
Chord symbols
Jazz notation, including lead sheets, slash notation and a “handwritten” font for text
Swing and shuffle playback
Mixer for instrument levels and effects
Percussion notation
Early music notation
Cross-staff beaming
Import of graphics
Custom key signatures
Additive time signatures
User-defined score styles

Most elements in MuseScore are laid out automatically but can also be positioned manually. The capabilities of MuseScore can be extended via plugins, and the growing repository on musescore.org contains many plugins submitted by users.

MuseScore includes a set of sounds that reproduce common instruments (as defined by General MIDI) without taking up a lot of disk space or memory, but you can also substitute any SoundFont you prefer for a wider variety of sounds or for more realism.

MuseScore can import and export MIDI and MusicXML files, and it can also import from Capella and several other programs. MuseScore can export to PDF, PNG, and other graphic formats, to WAV and other audio formats, or to Lilypond for an alternative layout and print option.

MuseScore can upload scores directly to the score sharing site musescore.com. Program support is provided on musescore.org.

MPlayer

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MPlayer is a free and open source media player. The program is available for all major operating systems, including Linux and other Unix-like systems, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. Versions for OS/2, Syllable, AmigaOS and MorphOS are also available. The Windows version works, with some minor problems, also in DOS using HX DOS Extender. A port for DOS using DJGPP is also available. A version for the Wii Homebrew Channel has also emerged. It has also been ported to run on the Amazon Kindle.

Anki

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Anki is a program which makes remembering things easy. Because it is a lot more efficient than traditional study methods, you can either greatly decrease your time spent studying, or greatly increase the amount you learn.

Anyone who needs to remember things in their daily life can benefit from Anki. Since it is content-agnostic and supports images, audio, videos and scientific markup (via LaTeX), the possibilities are endless. For example:

  • learning a language
  • studying for medical and law exams
  • memorizing people's names and faces
  • brushing up on geography
  • mastering long poems
  • even practicing guitar chords!

Frostwire

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FrostWire, a Java Gnutella Peer-to-Peer client, is a collaborative effort from many Open Source and freelance developers located from all around the world. In late 2005, a few concerned developers of LimeWire's open source community announced the start of a new project fork "FrostWire" that would protect the developmental source code of the LimeWire client and any improvements to the Gnutella protocol design. The developers of FrostWire give high regard and respect to the GNU General Public License and consider it to be the ideal foundation of a creative and free enterprise market.

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