The world of technology is engaged in an interesting tug-of-war. While many programs and utilities are becoming more powerful, more proprietary in nature, and more exclusive in platform, we’re also moving toward synchronicity.
By this, what we mean is that platforms are becoming more cross-compatible, programs are becoming friendly across all operating systems, and ease of access is rising on the priority list.
One major reason is the contributions from the open source community — people who have devoted their life to technological accessibility. While some open source projects are specific to one platform, many cross, blur, or seek to disintegrate these lines. Here are five fantastic pieces of cross-platform software from the open source community.