The Money Saving Blog has listed 101 free alternatives to popular software, broken up into the following categories:
- Operating Systems
- Project Management & Organisation Tools
- Office Programs
- ToDo/Task Management Software
- Website & Application Building
- Graphics/Photo Editing
- Media Programs
- Audio & Video
- Online Storage
- Tools & Utilities
It’s a pretty comprehensive list of both open source and web-based tools, so if you’re looking to save money on software, there’s likely to be some savings to be made by switching to one of these alternatives.
In many cases, the products are very nearly as good as their paid-for counterparts – you can even find that the free software is superior.
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