Dia can be used to draw many different kinds of diagrams. It currently has special objects to help draw entity relationship diagrams, UML diagrams, flowcharts, network diagrams, and many other diagrams. It is also possible to add support for new shapes by writing simple XML files, using a subset of SVG to draw the shape.


Conduit is a synchronization application that allows you to synchronize your files, photos, emails, contacts, notes, calendar data and any other type of personal information and synchronize that data with another computer, an online service, or even another electronic device.

* Synchronize your tomboy notes to a file on a remote computer
* Synchronize your emails to your mobile phone


This multi-purpose note-taking application helps you to:

* Easily take all sort of notes
* Collect research results and share them
* Centralize your project data and reuse it
* Quickly organize your thoughts in idea boxes
* Keep track of your information in a smart way
* Make intelligent To Do lists
* And a lot more...


OpenOffice or formally is a cross-platform office application suite. It supports the ISO/IEC standard OpenDocument Format (ODF) as its default file format, as well as other formats such as Microsoft Office (DOC and DOCX).


AbiWord is a close competitor with Microsoft Word and writer. Geared towards transitioning Microsoft Word users it comes with a similar interface and feature set. It includes advanced grammar and spell checking. In addition to saving in its own native format it has support for standard formats such as OpenDocument, as well as Microsoft Word.