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100+ Free and Web Alternatives to Popular Desktop Softwares

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  1. rodvan

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    Here I found a very useful list of free alternatives to very useful and popular Desktop Software.

    1. Word Processing


    • Google Docs: Free online office suite that offers document processing, spreadsheets, even work collaboration.
    • Acrobat: Create PDF files, convert files, and make forms.
    • PDFescape: Free PDF form editor within your browser; can also use it to fill in PDF forms online.
    • OpenOffice: Free open source productivity package that is similar to Microsoft Office.
    • AbiWord: Simple word processing program; multiple people can collaborate on one project.
    • Zoho: A free online word processor that works within your Web browser. Share, collaborate, edit, create.
    • NumSum: Create and share Web spreadsheets.
    • Writer: Simple writing utility meant to encourage concentration and focus.
    • CKEditor: Web-based text editor.
    • NeoOffice: Full office suite for Mac users.

    2. Communication


    • Meebo: Centralized dashboard for several different instant messaging programs.
    • TokBox: Live group video chat anywhere, anytime.
    • faxZERO: A free fax tool you can use on your computer (covered more fully in Five Ways to Send a Free Fax Online).
    • Google Voice: A centralized online space for phone calls and voice messages.
    • OoVoo: Free video chat from mobile to mobile, mobile to computer; up to six people at once.
    • eBuddy: Web-based instant messaging that works on any computer; integration of all popular chat programs.
    • Pidgin: Instant messaging plugin for simultaneous chat networks.
    • Trillian: Chat client for computer and phone.

    3. Presentations


    • Sliderocket: Easy to use with many of the same features as PowerPoint.
    • Prezi: Create high quality presentations completely online.
    • ScreenCastle: Free screencast recorder you can use to film activity within your browser.
    • Vcasmo: Multimedia presentation tool with a wide variety of interactive features.
    • Empressr: Presentations with photo, music, audio, and video; can embed anywhere on the Web.
    • Animoto: Slideshows from videos and photos.
    • Flixtime: Video slideshows with sophisticated graphics.
    • PhotoPeach: Free slideshow utility.
    • SlideShare: Share your presentations with others.
    • Screenr: Instant screencasts with a Web-based screen recorder.
    • Storify: Make slideshows using social media content.
    • Vuvox: Produce videos using your own multimedia.

    4. Security


    • ESET Online Virus Scanner: Finds and removes threats; not intended as a full security suite, but a good option.
    • LastPass: Keeps track of all your passwords in one convenient, secure location.
    • VirusTotal: Identifies suspicious files or URLs.
    • ClamXAV: Free virus scanner for Mac computers.
    • Virscan: Free Web-based file scanner; upload a file and it will scan it for infections.
    • Avira: Free antivirus protection program for home computers.
    • Avast: Free protection against viruses and spyware.
    • AVG Rescue CD: Helps you identify deep-rooted virus/spyware infections and get your computer working again.
    • MalwareBytes: Scans your computer for spyware, malware, and viruses.
    • Microsoft Security Essentials: Free antivirus protection from Microsoft.

    5. Image and Video Management and Manipulation


    • Aviary: Similar to Photoshop; all sorts of image manipulation/editing tools here.
    • JayCut: A free online video editor.
    • Splashup: Free image editor and photo manager.
    • SmugMug: Free photo management tool.
    • Vixy: Download videos and convert them into playable formats for your computer.
    • Miro: Converts video files for playback on computers and mobile devices.
    • Talon: Instant screenshot utility; also available as a Google Chrome extension.
    • GIMP: Offers many of the same features as Adobe Photoshop; free image editing program.
    • Pixlr: Online photo editor with menu of advanced effects.
    • Rsizr: Re-sizes images fast.
    • FotoFlexer: Advanced Web-based photo editor.
    • Picnik: Browser-based photo editor with menu of special effects.

    6. Organizational Tools


    • Evernote: Jot notes, take pictures, and organize your thoughts and online life in one place.
    • Springpad: Save, organize, and remind yourself with Springpad's easy to use interface.
    • Toodledo: Type in what your day looks like, and Toodledo organizes it into a personalized to-do list.
    • Toggl: Tracks time spent on task so you can more easily bill it.
    • iClippy: Captures data from anything you copy and paste (text, video, images) and puts it in one convenient place.
    • Zootool: Organizes all your Web bookmarks into a searchable index.
    • MyNoteIt: Geared towards students; a great way to organize notes and share with others.
    • Remember the Milk: Management of all online or offline tasks.

    7. Calculators, Graphs, and Financial Management


    • Mint: Similar to Quicken, Mint offers one of the most robust financial management dashboards on the market.
    • Instacalc: For any mathematical computation you might need. Includes scientific notations.
    • Gliffy: Create free diagrams, graphs, flowcharts, and technical drawings.
    • Web 2.0 Calc: Scientific calculator with standard functions.
    • Create a Graph: Easy online graphs for simple projects.
    • GnuCash: Free accounting software for home and business use.
    • Hourly Rate Calculator: Helpful for freelancers who are trying to figure out how much to bill clients.
    • Buxfer: Free online money management with an intuitive dashboard.
    • Yodlee: Track spending, pay bills, and control your budget.
    • eCalc: Scientific calculator available online and as a download.

    8. File Management, File Sharing, File Conversion, and File Organization


    • WobZip: Unzip compressed files, either from your computer or online.
    • Zamzar: Fantastic tool for file conversion with dozens of file formats available.
    • WebFTPer: Browser-based FTP (file transfer protocol) tool; manage your website files from anywhere with an Internet connection.
    • Movavi: Free file conversion tool that converts multiple files at the same time (limited file size/length).
    • Ubikuo: Storage of online notes available anywhere with an Internet connection.
    • Dropbox: Free file hosting service that allows users to access their files from anywhere.
    • eSnips: Upload, share, or download files, photos, videos, or music.
    • Mediafire: Free hosting and sharing for any file.
    • YouConvertIt: Free file conversion for wide variety of file types.

    9. Project Management and Project Collaboration


    • Pirate Pad: Streamlined notepad application that enables anyone anywhere to collaborate on a project in real time.
    • Mindmeister: Free brainstorming tool with collaborative features; free but does include tiered pricing options for more features.
    • Bubbl.us: Highly functional brainstorming tool that can be used in tandem with other people.
    • Mindomo: Collaborative mind-mapping tool; real time sharing and file uploads.
    • Meeting Wizard: Arrange and schedule meetings between multiple people groups.
    • Writeboard: Collaborative web-based text document creator/editor.
    • Vyew: Free real time meetings, collaboration, annotations.

    10. Lists, Calendars, and Productivity Tools


    • 30 Boxes: Track birthdays, friends, and tasks with this interactive calendar tool.
    • TaDa List: Web-based list maker; make lists and share lists.
    • Monkey On Your Back: A to-do list for what you would like other people to get done.
    • TimeXChange: Task tracking with time/project features.
    • Todoist: Personal project tracking and management.
    • Tom's Planner: Personal project management via charts.
    • Evernote: Organize your notes, photos, videos, etc. in one place for easy access.
    • LiveBinders: Collect online "resources" and organize them easily.
    • Doodle: Create and manage events for multiple participants.
    • Upcoming: Track event calendars in your local area.
    • Google Calendar: Make multiple calendars, share events, track workflow.
     
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