Apple OSX

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

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FBReader is a multi-platform e-book reader. Free for use, sources are available under the GPL.


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Calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books. It has a cornucopia of features divided into the following main categories:

  • Library Management
  • E-book conversion
  • Syncing to e-book reader devices
  • Downloading news from the web and converting it into e-book form
  • Comprehensive e-book viewer
  • Content server for online access to your book collection
  • flightcrew

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    FlightCrew is a C++, cross-platform, native code epub validator. It is composed of three parts:

    • FlightCrew, the validation library
    • FlightCrew-cli, the command-line front-end to the FlightCrew library
    • FlightCrew-gui, the GUI front-end to the FlightCrew library

    FlightCrew runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X (and possibly other platforms). FlightCrew-gui uses the Qt Framework, but the rest does not. The validation library has no external dependencies outside of those included in the source tree and built along with FlightCrew.
    Since FlightCrew is licensed under LGPLv3, it can be directly used by closed-source projects as well as open-source ones. It was initially created for Sigil, the epub editor.
    Work on FlightCrew was inspired by the inadequacies of other epub checkers.


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    Zotero is a citation management application that can easily replace Endnote. It comes as a plugin for Firefox, or as a separate application that can work in conjunction with other browsers. The Zotero plugin for LibreOffice makes it easy to cite sources and generate bibliographies in many styles - including APA.


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    MetaPath is designed to enable analysis and exploration of metabolic pathways in a user-friendly and intuitive manner. changes. At it's most basic level it allows step-by step exploration of pathways, highlighting inter-pathway and reaction links, with metabolite structural imagery. For advanced levels students it can also be used to visualise experimental data, either from own experiments or public databases.

    FreeSMUG Suite CD

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    FreeSMUG (the Free Open Source Software Mac User Group News) releases a collection with the most useful free open source software applications packaged for Mac OSX.

    The software applications on the disks are under a variety of Free and Open Source licenses.


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    toMOTko is a small flashcard application for learning foreign language vocabulary. It's specifically designed for people learning one or more foreign languages. Unicode support is convenient for japanese, korean or chinese characters, etc. It's available for multiple platforms: Windows, MacOS, Linux, Zaurus and some Nokia phones. The interface is available in French, English, Spanish, and partially in German and Japanese.


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    It was primarily designed to help recover lost partitions and/or make non-booting disks bootable again when these symptoms are caused by faulty software, certain types of viruses or human error (such as accidentally deleting a Partition Table). Partition table recovery using TestDisk is really easy.

    TestDisk can

    • Fix partition table, recover deleted partition
    • Recover FAT32 boot sector from its backup
    • Rebuild FAT12/FAT16/FAT32 boot sector
    • Fix FAT tables
    • Rebuild NTFS boot sector
    • Recover NTFS boot sector from its backup
    • Fix MFT using MFT mirror
    • Locate ext2/ext3/ext4 Backup SuperBlock
    • Undelete files from FAT, exFAT, NTFS and ext2 filesystem
    • Copy files from deleted FAT, exFAT, NTFS and ext2/ext3/ext4 partitions.


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    SVG-edit is a fast, web-based, JavaScript-driven SVG editor that works in any modern browser.

    CWM Draw Tool, alternative interface for svg-edit, available at:


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    QPDF is a command-line program that does structural, content-preserving transformations on PDF files. QPDF is capable of creating linearized (also known as web-optimized) files and encrypted files. It is also capable of converting PDF files with object streams (also known as compressed objects) to files with no compressed objects or to generate object streams from files that don't have them (or even those that already do). QPDF also supports a special mode designed to allow you to edit the content of PDF files in a text editor. QPDF includes support for merging and splitting PDFs through the ability to copy objects from one PDF file into another and to manipulate the list of pages in a PDF file. The QPDF library also makes it possible for you to create PDF files from scratch. In this mode, you are responsible for supplying all the contents of the file, while the QPDF library takes care off all the syntactical representation of the objects, creation of cross references tables and, if you use them, object streams, encryption, linearization and other syntactic details.


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