5 Awesome Open Source Groupware Software Suite

Posted on in Categories Open Source last updated August 3, 2017

Groupware (also known as “Collaborative software”) is nothing but an app that helps users in everyday tasks such as calendar/scheduling, address books, email, forums, mailing lists, IM, wiki and more. The use of collaborative software in the work space creates a collaborative working environment. You can synchronize and share your files and photos easily using your hardware while maintaining privacy and security. Here is a list of 5 of them that you must know.

Awesome Open Source Groupware Software Suite

1. Citadel

Citadel is a free and open source collaboration suite software. It supports protocol such as SMTP, IMAP, Sieve, POP3, GroupDAV, and XMPP. Also includes OpenSSL encryption for additional security. You can run it on your hardware or in the cloud. Feature includes email, calendar/scheduling, address books, bulletin boards (forums), mailing list server, instant messaging, wiki and blog engines, multiple domain support, a powerful web interface, rss aggregation and more.

Citadel - source email and collaboration
Written in: C
Operating system: BSD, Linux, Unix
Type: Email and collaboration
License: GPLv3
Download: www.citadel.org

2. Horde

The Horde Project is about creating high quality Open Source applications, based on PHP and the Horde Framework. Horde Groupware Webmail Edition is a free, enterprise ready, browser based communication suite. Users can read, send and organize email messages and manage and share calendars, contacts, tasks, notes, files, and bookmarks with the standards compliant components from the Horde Project. Horde Groupware is a free, enterprise ready, browser based collaboration suite. Users can manage and share calendars, contacts, tasks, notes, files, and bookmarks with the standards compliant components from the Horde Project

portal
Written in: PHP
Operating system: BSD, Linux, Unix
Type: Groupware
License: GPLv2
Download: horde.org

3. Cozy Cloud

Cozy is an open source and a personal cloud where you can read your emails or manage and sync your contact, files or calendars, with an app store full of community contributions. It is a platform that brings all your web services in the same private space. With it, your web apps and your devices can share data easily, providing you with a new experience. You can install Cozy on your own hardware where no one profiles you.

cozy-cloud
Written in: Go
Operating system: Linux/Unix
Type: Groupware
License: Agpl 3
Download: github.com/cozy/cozy-stack and cozy.io

4. Egroupware

Egroupware is a free and open source software. It is a web based groupware server written in PHP. Features includes calendars, address books, notepad, project management tools, client relationship management tools (CRM), knowledge management tools, a wiki and a CMS.

Written in: PHP
Operating system: Linux/Unix/BSD
Type: Groupware
License: GPL
Download: github.com/EGroupware/egroupware and www.egroupware.org

5. Zimbra Collaboration

Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) is free and open source collaborative software suite, that includes an email server and web client. Feature includes email, calendar, collaboration server with web interface and lots of integration. Zimbra also provides native two-way sync to many mobile devices such as BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, iPhone, Android and more.

Zimbrainbox
Written in: Java
Operating system: Linux/Unix
Type: Collaborative software
License: GPLv2 (backend) and Common Public Attribution License version 1 (frontend)
Download: zimbra.com and zimbra.com

Posted by: Vivek Gite

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