Paid software’s are pricey, you can’t afford them for personal use. For every paid software there is a cheaper, free and open source alternative is available in the software market. Here we have chosen the best paid and free alternatives to popular software’s.
MS Office vs LibreOffice:
MS Office is the best industry standard office suite provider from years. MS Office provides integrated applications for word processing, Excel sheets, spreadsheets, presentations, database management, email, and desktop publishing.
LibreOffice is an open-source personal productivity suite which gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing, writer, calc, impresses, draws, math, and base. LibreOffice opens with an option that let us choose which application we wanted to use: Base, Calc, Draw, Impress, Math, and Writer.
Application’s interface will look very familiar to you if you’ve used MS Office products. LibreOffice also comes configured with a PDF file creator, meaning you can distribute documents that you’re sure can be opened and read by users of almost any computing device or operating system.
IDM vs EagleGet:
Internet Download Manager is a very popular download management tool available for Windows users. It is a top-notch product to download any kind of file from the internet very easily. It automatically arranges the downloaded files using different categories.
Internet Download Manager supports proxy servers, FTP and HTTP protocols, firewalls, redirects, cookies, authorization, MP3 audio and MPEG video content processing. IDM integrates seamlessly into Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape, MSN Explorer, AOL, Opera, Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Firebird, Avant Browser, MyIE2, and all other popular browsers to automatically handle your downloads.
EagleGet is a free best alternative of IDM with similar features. The application sports a simple and nice UI. You can download any type of file you want because it automatically recognizes the specific file types like Documents, media, software, compressed. It has built-in video sniffer which allows the app to automatically detect and save streaming videos for offline viewing.
EagleGet displays a notification in the system tray to download a task easily. The best part of the software is it offers all the features provided by paid software for free. EagleGet works on Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 along with all popular browsers.
Norton, Kaspersky vs Avast, AVG:
Most of us feel that only paid Antivirus works great against viruses and malware, totally it is a misconception. The only main difference from paid and free is extra features, the rest of the process and maintenance is the same. Extra features include virtual Keyboard, password manager, online backup and C Cleanup tools, etc.
Adobe Lightroom vs LightZone:
The program is very easy to use and quickly edit the batch of images with great styles and effects. The best features of LightZone is its image zone, it can divide an image into 16 zones. Using Zones you can easily manipulate the brightness and contrast. Overall it is a great tool to batch image manipulation at free of cost.
Postbox vs Mozilla Thunderbird, Inky:
Postbox is a powerful desktop email client for Windows and Mac. It handles all your email and RSS subscriptions in a simple intuitive interface. It has built-in features like a customizable favorite bar, unified folders, and Account Groups, Summarized Replies, Quick Reply and social connect.
Mozilla Thunderbird is free open source email, newsgroup, news feed and chats client for windows. Mozilla Thunderbird makes e-mailing safer, faster, and easier with such features as intelligent spam filters, a built-in RSS reader, and quick search.
Inky is a simple email client for Windows, no need to configure email setting manually, the app detects and automatically configures them based on your email address. Inky can work with any POP or IMAP account. First, you need to create an account in Inky to use. You can easily arrange emails based on contacts, newsletters, social sites. Inky works as a cloud-based Email client.