Free Software Alternatives – OpenOffice and Other Free Software. Man, software can be expensive. With a fully loaded Microsoft Office suite costing up to $350, and the pro-level version of Adobe Photoshop costing an extra $1300, the price of basic software utilities can easily trump the cost of even a high-powered new computer. So, much as doctors may find themselves recommending generic drugs over pricey name-brand pills, I increasingly find myself advising people to procure free, open-source or Web-based alternatives to expensive programs. For most users, these applications should serve as adequate replacements for big-name apps. On the downside, their (lack of a) price tag means you can’t expect on-call tech-support agents to walk you through problems—but the programs tend to have legions of devoted users who are willing to fill this role for free on Web-based tech-support forums. Google your problem and you’re sure to find a solution.
Instead of Buying: Microsoft Office ➔ Download OpenOffice or use the Web-based Google Documents. FreewarePlanet. SourceForge.net: Find, Create, and Publish Open Source software for free. Make Tech Easier - Computer Tech Tutorials, Tips and Tricks. The Best Free Software of 2009 - RSS Readers. The best things in life often actually are free.
Here, a list of 173 of the best things in life—free software, for launching apps, networking, backup, synchronization, entertainment, and more. RSS Readers 158. Google Readerreader.google.comWeb | Mobile After three years, Google's RSS feed reader is tops, not only mimicking the best of what desktop readers can do but also mashing up nicely with other Google services, like the iGoogle home page.Read our review of Google Reader. 159. 160. 161. 162. The Best Free Software of 2009 - Office. The Best Free Software of 2009 - Video. The best things in life often actually are free.
Here, a list of 173 of the best things in life—free software, for launching apps, networking, backup, synchronization, entertainment, and more. Video 169. CamStudiowww.camstudio.orgWindows This open-source program for capturing videos of your screen turns what you do on your desktop, as well as the audio to go with it, into a movie, suitable for future demonstrations. 170. 171. The Best Free Software of 2010. Get what you DON'T pay for: Here are 196 programs that cost nothing but will make your computing life richer—all while keeping your wallet fat.
We don't want to make you feel bad, but, uh... are you really still paying for software? Wow. Well, we're here to spread the word: There's no lack of free software to be found online. Some of it is as powerful, if not more so, than the name-brand packages found on shelves at Best Buy for big bucks. By free, we mean you don't pay a dime except for what it costs to download and install the software. 45 Interesting Web 2.0 Services And Applications That Can Make Your Life Easier. Web 2.0 is a category of new Internet tools and technologies created around the idea that the people who consume media and use the Web shouldn't passively absorb what's available.
Rather, they should be active contributors, engaging and interacting with each other, helping customize media and technology for their own purposes, as well as those of their communities. So we would need powerful Web services and applications to aggregate and remix micro-content in new and useful ways. Web applications can be defined as "software delivered as a service over or on the Web" in short SaaS. These applications provide value by allowing users to create, collaborate, collect, and get work done; all within a familiar Web browser window.
But when could a Web service or application be considered part of Web 2.0 generalization? Web 2.0 has definitely morphed into something more than a set of ‘fascinating’ and new technologies and services. Top 10 Free Software To Install On Your New Windows PC. 100 of the Best (Useful) OpenSource Applications. The following is a list of about 100 of the best OpenSource Applications, that actually help make Linux more usable for people.
It is my hope that this list shows potential Linux users that there really is a large, effective, productive and usable range of free, OpenSource applications. For existing Linux users (like myself), I think this will provide a great resource in finding applications that may better suit your needs, or just for fun! Freeware Top 30. The following is a list of 30 freeware programs that I cannot live without. I wanted this to be the one page a reader can turn to get all the essential free programs they need to install on a new computer. This list doesn’t cover the best free program in every conceivable category, but for those categories that are represented the programs showcased here in most cases, I would argue, are best-in-class.
This list last updated July 17th 2010: 1- Everything: desktop file search that will transform the way you use your PC 2- Launchy: my favorite launcher 3- LastPass: centralized, cloud-based password manager 4. Some notes before proceeding: 1- Everything: desktop file search that will transform the way you use your PC Sounds hyperbolic, perhaps, but I stand by it 100%. Right clicking “search everything” on folders will soon become your method of choice when seeking, well, anything. “Everything” is relatively low on resource consumption (11 megs on my PC). > Go here to download. Best Freeware Software. The 70 coolest free applications in existence - Software - Seopher.com. Posted on Sunday 16th of September 2007 at 14:37 in SoftwareAt the end of August I created a list of the 40 coolest free applications around which proved quite popular.
As with all lists of this type the wisdom of the crowds brought forward numerous other suggestions that I'd overlooked for one reason or another - so here is the revised list. As with the original list, the purpose is to collate some of the best free applications (and sometimes online services) that can be found on the Internet.
I spend a lot of time on the Internet (through my work as a web developer) so it's always worth pooling a decent list of resources to those who are more fortunate to have time away from computers. See below for a brief list of what's covered: Image, Image Editing and GraphicsOfficeWeb and web developmentDevelopment Applications (IDE's)Operating SystemsVideo PlaybackAudioAnti-Virus and SecurityDownloading and Download ManagersRemote AccessUseful Applications that don't get their own categoryGames.