Powerful desktop publishing software
Scribus is an Open Source program that brings professional page layout to Linux, BSD UNIX, Solaris, OpenIndiana, GNU/Hurd, Mac OS X, OS/2 Warp 4, eComStation, and Windows desktops with a combination of press-ready output and new approaches to page design. Underneath a modern and user-friendly interface, Scribus supports professional publishing features, such as color separations, CMYK and spot colors, ICC color management, and versatile PDF creation.
A simple interface for working with TeX documents
TeXworks is a free and simple working environment for authoring TeX (LaTeX, ConTeXt and XeTeX) documents. Inspired by Dick Koch's award-winning TeXShop program for Mac OS X, it makes entry into the TeX world easier for those using desktop operating systems other than OS X. It provides an integrated, easy-to-use environment for users on other platforms particularly GNU/Linux and Windows and features a clean, simple interface accessible to casual and non-technical users.
A graphical text difference analyzer
KDiff3 is a graphical text difference analyzer for up to 3 input files, provides character-by-character analysis and a text merge tool with integrated editor. It can also compare and merge directories. Platform-independant.
Home for the DocBook XSL stylesheets and more
Bowtie, an ultrafast, memory-efficient short read aligner for short DNA sequences (reads) from next-gen sequencers. Please cite: Langmead B, et al. Ultrafast and memory-efficient alignment of short DNA sequences to the human genome. Genome Biol 10:R25.
The free computer aided translation (CAT) tool for professionals
OmegaT is a free and open source multiplatform Computer Assisted Translation tool with fuzzy matching, translation memory, keyword search, glossaries, and translation leveraging into updated projects.
XML Copy Editor is a fast, free, validating XML editor.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: AS OF 2016-03-14, ITEXT DOWNLOADS AND SOURCE CODE WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE ON GITHUB: http://github.com/itext iText is a PDF library that allows you to CREATE, ADAPT, INSPECT and MAINTAIN documents in the Portable Document Format (PDF): - Generate documents and reports based on data from an XML file or a database - Create maps and books, exploiting numerous interactive features available in PDF - Add bookmarks, page numbers, watermarks, and other features to existing PDF documents - Split or concatenate pages from existing PDF files - Fill out interactive forms - Serve dynamically generated or manipulated PDF documents to a web browser iText is used by Java, .NET, Android and GAE developers to enhance their applications with PDF functionality. Several iText engineers are actively supporting the project on StackOverflow: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/itext
One hundred command line tools in a small and portable binary.
Replace text in files, search in files using expressions, stream text editor, instant command line ftp and http server, send folder via network, copy folder excluding sub folders and files, find duplicate files, run a command on all files of a folder, split and join large files, make md5 checksum lists of files, remove tab characters, convert CR/LF, list newest or biggest files of a folder, compare folders, treesize, show first or last lines of a file, find filenames fast using index files, rename many files using expressions, copy part of a file, change times of a file, delete files in selected sub folders, set file time from filename, print colored text to terminal, convert csv to tab separated, download files from web, send http or udp requests, print tcp or udp traffic, create hexdump of files, join many text files into one, list nested .zip .tar .tar.gz .tar.bz2 archive contents. Fully portable, for USB stick, without installation. For Windows, Linux and Mac OS/X.
XMLStarlet is a set of command line utilities (tools) to transform, query, validate, and edit XML documents and files using simple set of shell commands in similar way it is done for text files with UNIX grep, sed, awk, diff, patch, join, etc utilities.
GATE (General Architecture for Text Engineering) is an architecture, framework and development environment for developing, evaluating and embedding Human Language Technology. See http://gate.ac.uk for full details.
Utilities for general- and special-purpose documentation. Includes reStructuredText, the easy to read, easy to use, what-you-see-is-what-you-get plaintext markup language.
Bluefish is a powerful editor for experienced web designers and programmers. Bluefish supports many programming and markup languages, but it focuses on editing dynamic and interactive websites.
LaTeX to RTF convertor that handles equations, figures, and cross-refe
Latex2rtf tries to convert your LaTeX file into a RTF file for opening in Microsoft Word. The general idea is to try and get the things that computers are good at correct: character conversion, graphic conversion, etc. Page layout suffers because control in RTF is pretty pathetic compared to TeX. Consequently, it is likely that manual reformatting will be needed. Translation of bibliographies is pretty good and a wide range of styles are handled, but you must typeset your LaTeX file to create the needed .aux and .bbl files first. Translation of equations used to be excellent: it used to be possible to double-click equations in Word and then edit with MathType. Unfortunately, this conversion in Word has gotten progressively worse over the years (I changed nothing!). Unfortunately, the only solution is to converting to MTEF objects, which is a major rewrite (but would make OpenOffice users much happier.) Volunteers welcome!
Biber is a sophisticated bibliography processing backend for the LaTeX biblatex package. It supports a unsurpassed feature set for automated conformance to complex bibliography style requirements such as labelling, sorting and name handling. It has comprehensive Unicode support.
Search and replace operations on file content accross multiple files. Recursive operations within entire directory trees. FAR comes with support for regular expressions (regex) over multiple lines, automatic backup and various character encodings. Run grep like extractions to condense or rearrange sources, or perform bulk file renaming.
Diffuse is a graphical tool for comparing and merging text files. It can retrieve files for comparison from Bazaar, CVS, Darcs, Git, Mercurial, Monotone, RCS, Subversion, and SVK repositories.
PDF-Shuffler is a small python-gtk application, which helps the user to merge or split pdf documents and rotate, crop and rearrange their pages using an interactive and intuitive graphical interface. It is a frontend for python-pyPdf.
A Swiss Army Knife GUI application for PDF documents: combine, split, rotate, reorder (n-up, booklet), watermark, edit bookmarks/fileinfo/pagetransition, compress, encrypt, decrypt, sign, repair, edit attachments and more.
Pdftohtml is a tool based on the Xpdf package which translates pdf documents into html format.
Find And Replace Text command line utility. New & improved version of the well-known grep command, with advanced features such as: case-adaption of the replace string; find (& replace) in filenames, auto CVS edit.
JSesh is an ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic text processor, currently used by professionnals and amateurs alike. It runs on all platforms supporting java (Mac, Windows, Linux). It can be used as a library for your own softwares too.
This is an Eclipse xml editor with several edition capabilities. The main features concern the interaction with the classes and resources declared in xml (Open class/resource, Create class), similar to the interaction between classes in java editor.
Vim provides a rich set of tools which makes generating latex easy, pain-free and quite pleasurable. This web-site aims at bringing together the rich set of tools the vim community has produced over the years into a central repository