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 EditorGIMP, Paint.NET
Vector Graphics EditorInkscape, Synfig Studio
3D GraphicsBlender
Video Editingkdenlive, shotcut, OpenShot, Avidemux, Losslesscut
Video ConverterHandBrake, FFmpegYAG
Audio EditorAudacity, ocenaudio
Digital audio workstationArdour, Rosegarden, MusE, LMMS
Code EditorVisual studio code, Atom, Notepad++, CodeLite, Geany
IDEVisual Studio Community, Netbeans, Eclipse, Kompozer, Android Studio, Code::Blocks
Office SuiteLibreOffice , Apache OpenOffice, onlyoffice free
File Archivers7-Zip,Peazip,IZArc
Screen CastingOBS Studio, fraps, VirtualDub, camstudio
Image viewer, converter, compressor, WatermarkIrfanView, FastStone Photo Resizer
FTP ClientFilezilla
Media playerVLC
DVD authoring applicationDVDStyler
Mount ISO imageVirtual CloneDrive, DVDFab Virtual Drive,WinCDEmu
CD/DVD/Blu-Ray Burning, ISO image creatorCDBurnerXP, BurnAware Free
Download managerFree download manager
PDFAcrobat Reader DC,Foxit PDF Reader, Edge browser
Folder hiddenWise Folder Hider Free
ScreenshotGreenshot, ShareX
De fragmentationDefraggler
PC CleanerCCleaner
e mail clientThunderbird
Remote control,desktop sharing,file transferAnydesk, TeamViewer
Codec PackK-Lite Codec Pack Full
Automatic shutdownAMP WinOFF
MapGoole earth
Password managerkeepass
Local Apache PHP MySQL SetupWAMP, XAMPP
System information tool HWiNFO, Speccy
Virtualvirtualbox, QEMU, VMware Workstation Player
TypingRapid typing
Setup Makinginno setup, nsis, create install
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