Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Freeware Options to Replace Those Pricey Apps


Here are some freeware options to possibly replace those pricey apps such as AutoCAD LT, AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, QuarkXpress, Dreamweaver, and many others during these hard economic times:

CAD (AutoCAD LT, AutoCAD, MicroStation)
Office Suite (Microsoft Office, Corel WordPerfect)
Graphics (Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW)
Photo Editing (Adobe Photoshop)
Photos & Video
  • Google Picasa
  • VLC
Productivity
  • Foxit Reader
  • Notepad++
  • Texter
Page Layout (QuarkXpress, Adobe PageMaker)
PDF Creation (Adobe Acrobat)
HTML Editor (Adobe Dreamweaver, Microsoft Frontpage)
Utilities
  • 7-Zip
  • Everything
  • ĀµTorrent
File Backup/Syncing
  • Dropbox
  • Mozy
Music
  • WinAmp
  • Songbird
Security
  • KeePass
  • AVG Free
  • Spybot Search & Destroy
  • Ad-Aware
I'll continue to add, update, and remove items from this post over time.

1 comment:

Hoff said...

Thanks for this useful list of free software alternatives - it complements some of which I was already reading about:

http://www.superstoresearch.com/buzz/1445/tips/five-free-software-applications-you-simply-cant-do-without/

That list covers the most essential software types though, while these are good-to-haves.