Computer programs can be expensive, but you do not have to buy all of your software. You can get freeware by downloading it from the Internet. Unlike, shareware or demo’s you can get fully functional software without those annoying advertisements or time limits; usually by hours or days. This is very frustrating when you are trying out a demo to see if you would like to buy the full version. Instead of exploring and learning the functions and capabilities of the program you are rushing to beat the clock.
For those who want or need a suite of office tools that includes a word processor, spreadsheet, database, presentation, etc., which is compatible with Microsoft’s Office suite, Word, and Excel you will find the OpenOffice open-source office software suite to be the perfect option. It can be downloaded for free, and used for whatever you like. To get this free, and fully functional software go to OpenOffice website and download it.
Photo Editing Software
Taking pictures is fun, and editing digital photos can make a boring picture exciting. You can use software that will, rotate, crop, remove red eyes, add frames, and do other basic functions, but if you want to be creative you need more tools. However, advanced photo editing software is expensive if you’re on a budget. Adobe’s Photoshop is number one, and Corel Paint Shop Pro is right behind it, both will give you a lot of features for your money, but there is freeware available that is just as powerful and feature rich as these programs. GIMP, some say is comparable to Photoshop. It has layers, masks, blend, the pen tool, animations, and much more. The GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) is also open-source software that is fully functional, and you can download it absolutely free at the Gimp wegsite then install it then use it freely.
3D Creation Software
If you are into creating 3D graphics check out Blender 3D another free open-source software program. This is a powerful suite of tools for 3D content creation, you can visit their website blender.org, download and try out the program for free.
Anvil Studio is freeware, by definition, it is a fully functional condensed version of the software without advertisements or timers, however there is also a more advanced version available if you would like to purchase it. Anvil Studio can do things like mix down eight tracks, compose, record, make loops, and add effects. It includes a MIDI piano roll, sheet music, a guitar neck view, and other great tools for creating music. You can download this freeware at Anvilstudio’s website.
Family Friendly Games
If you enjoy playing trivia games, card games, or have children you may enjoy the freeware that you can get at Mostfun’s website. The games are family friendly, choose by category or genre. You can download the full versions for free and play as often as you like without limitations.
There are many other freeware sites to choose from. Be selective when you visit a site and decide to download software that is offered as freeware. The sites mentioned have been around for years, and are said to have a good reputation, but always download wisely. If you search the Internet you can find freeware for screen writing, E-Book creation, Virus scanning, PDF drivers for converting text files to .pdf files, and much more. However, because we are talking about getting software for free from the Internet one must always be mindful of the sources we choose.
Freeware sites for computer software are a great way to get the programs you want or need without breaking the bank. Tens of thousands of people use freeware and open-source software everyday as their main source of computer software.