"Can an open-source application really change your
life? To find out, we went looking for apps that users described as
"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.
"For example, a recent survey by Franklin Covey found that the
top New Year's resolution for 2010 was "improve my financial
situation." We found a whole host of open source apps that can help
you accomplish that goal by creating a budget, managing your
portfolio, or even launching your own e-commerce site.
"In fact, we found open source apps for most of the most popular
resolutions: apps to help you eat better and exercise more, apps to
help you stop smoking or break other bad habits, lots of apps to
help you get organized and make better use of your time."