No need to spend money on commercial programs – Freeware equivalents exist

When setting up a new computer, there’s no need to spend money on most commercial programs –  Freeware equivalents exist.  Download what you need and enjoy the savings. It’s a list of software I find essential when saving money and replacing commercial software with freeware.

Free Software List:

Image Editor - GIMP, Paint.NET
Vector Graphics Editor - Inkscape, Synfig Studio
3D Graphics - Blender
Video Editing - kdenlive, shotcut, OpenShot, Avidemux, Losslesscut
Video Converter - HandBrake, FFmpegYAG
Audio Editor - Audacity, ocenaudio
Digital audio workstation - Ardour, Rosegarden, MusE, LMMS
Code Editor - Visual studio code, Atom, Notepad++, CodeLite, Geany
IDE - Visual Studio Community, Netbeans, Eclipse, Kompozer, Android Studio, Code::Blocks
Office - LibreOffice , Apache OpenOffice, onlyoffice free
File Archivers - 7-Zip,Peazip,IZArc
Screencasting - OBS Studio, fraps, VirtualDub, camstudio
Image viewer,converter,compressor,Watermark - IrfanView, FastStone Photo Resizer
FTP clint - Filezilla
Media player - vlc
DVD authoring application - DVDStyler
Mount ISO image - Virtual CloneDrive, DVDFab Virtual Drive,WinCDEmu
CD/DVD/Blu-Ray/HD-DVD Burning,iso image creator - CDBurnerXP, BurnAware Free
Download manager - Free download manager
Pdf - Acrobat Reader DC,Foxit PDF Reader, Edge browser
Floder hidden - Wise Folder Hider Fre
Screenshot - Greenshot, ShareX
Defragmentation - Defraggler
Cleaner - CCleaner
Recovery - Recuva,Unstoppable-Copier
e mail client - Thunderbird
Remote control,desktop sharing,file transfer - Anydesk, TeamViewer
Codec Pack - K-Lite Codec Pack Full
Automatic shutdown - AMP WinOFF
Map - Goole earth
Password manager - keepass
System information tool - HWiNFO, Speccy
Local apache,php,database - WAMP, XAMPP
Virtual - virtualbox, QEMU, VMware Workstation Player
Typing - Rapid typing
Setupmaking - inno setup, nsis, create install

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