5 Best Valentines Day Ideas for Open Source Romantics
Because nothing says "I Love You" Like an open source app.
Valentine's Day is nearly here but there's still time to find the perfect Valentine's Day gift for the open source romantic in your life. To help you plan a romantic at-home date, Datamation has this list of best list of open source apps to help make your Valentine's Day special. With these apps you can create a unique Valentine's Day card, write a romantic poem or enjoy an evening filled with dancing and music with the one you love--in open source style, of course.
1. Design a Special Valentine's Day Card
Scribus: A store-bought card is so generic. Instead, create your own special Valentine's Day message with Scribus. It offers professional-caliber graphic design capabilities with an amateur-friendly interface. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.
Gimp: Surprise your Valentine with the perfect photo of the two of you, or use a photo to create a card. Gimp lets you crop and edit photos with a wide range of features suitable for amateur or professional designers and photographers.
Operating System: Windows, Linux.
Need a little creative boost? Start with these lovely -- but geeky-- Valentine's Day quotes:
- Roses are #FF0000, Violets are #0000FF. All my base are belong to you. ~ ThinkGeek
- I never thought I would find something I love more than Linux. ~ Garden Fun
2. Be Creative: Write a Romantic Poem
Open Source Poetry: This website offers tools to help you write your own poem or to collaborate with other poets on an open source creation. You can save your lines for your own reference or for others to use in creating new works.
Operating System: OS Independent.
3. Dance the Night Away
DanceCues: If you're really serious about your dancing, DanceCues can help you plot out your best moves ahead of time. It's suitable for professional choreographers and makes it much easier to create cue sheets than using a word processor.
Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.
4. Watch a Romantic Movie
VLC Media Player: If you can't think of anything better to do for Valentine's Day, you could always stay in and watch a movie. VLC can play nearly any kind of video or audio file (including DVD and Blu-Ray), and it can also convert files from one format to another.
Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X, others.
5. Brainstorm the Perfect Valentine's Day Date
FreeMind: If you need to brainstorm some ideas for the perfect Valentine's Day date, try FreeMind. It makes it easy to use bubbles and arrows to show the links between ideas like you would on a white board, but the fold, unfold and follow link features let you include a lot more information that you ever could on a board.
Operating System: OS Independent.
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