Like everyone in this world you are using free software all over the places. Some of the software already fit your needs, some need modification to fit your requirements and some are even not known to you. InTouch FZE "Free Software" consulting model target is to share our broad expertise to advice, provide and deploy in your IT environment the most efficient FREE software, tolls and solutions to suit your immediate or long-term needs in the situations when you don't want or there is no need to invest!
Of course in some circumstances it may not be enough, than be sure we come up with most efficient advice.
Computer software can be expensive. Were you to purchase our top-rated commercial office, security, photo-editing and video-editing software packages, you could end up spending quite a lump sum or even more than expected.
If you need all the advanced features they offer then this may be unavoidable, but for lots of people something simpler and cheaper will do just fine. Indeed, depending on your needs, you could avoid spending any money at all.
Free office software - we've compared the Microsoft Office 2010 with the popular LibreOffice free office suite, which offers word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, drawing and database programs all-in-one. It's also backwards compatible with Microsoft Office programs.
Free anti-virus software - Microsoft also offers free software, and we've compared Microsoft Security Essentials with Norton Internet Security 2011 to see how the two stack up side-by-side.
Free photo-editing software - Not all free software needs to be installed, some can accessed using just your web browser. One example is Pixlr. How does it compare to the £60 Adobe Photoshop Elements?
Free video-editing software - Another free Microsoft app is Live Movie Maker 2011. Is it worth saving £60 over Pinnacle Studio HD 15?
Below is the set of well known examples, which you probably aware of:
- OpenOffice vs Commercial Office Software (e.g. Microsoft Office)
- Free Imaging and Designing software vs Commercial (e.g. Photoshop, 3D Max, Maya)
- Free Video Converters vs Commercial Movie Makers
- Mozilla Thunderbird / Opera instead of Commercial Mail clients (e.g. Microsoft Outlook)
- Free Backup and recovery vs commercial Backups
Of course the above list is not ending here and virtually unlimited. So keep in mind - there is always an alternative which meet your needs and requirements.