LibreOffice is a complete open source alternative to Microsoft Office. It includes, Writer (word processing), Calc (spreadsheets), Impress (presentations), Base (databases), Math (formula editing), and Draw. Draw is an alternative to Microsoft Publisher for creating multi-page layouts. Open, edit, and create many different file formats including .PUB, .PDF, .DOC, .DOCX, and many more!
Scribus is an open-source alternative to InDesign. With a user-friendly interface, Scribus includes a variety of professional publishing features, such as CMYK color support, spot colors, ICC color management, and PDF creation. Scribus also includes powerful vector drawing tools and support for importing and exporting many different file types.
Pinta is a lightweight photoshop-style drawing and editing program. Not quite as complex and feature packed as Krita or Photoshop, yet still includes a wide variety of familiar features including, layers, adjustments, effects, clone-stamping, gradients, text and more. Users of Photoshop will feel at home with a similar tool layout and workspace.
RawTherapee is an advanced raw image processor. The program contains a wide range of professional features for processing digital photography including RAW photos from a digital camera.
This utility solved the AT&T hotspot problem on my unlocked 950 XL Windows Phone that results in the "It seems like you are trying to use data, but don't have a data package..." message.
There are multiple reports online with AT&T users having this issue with the 950 XL. Be warned that this software is for advanced users and you can really mess things up if you don't know what you are doing!
The steps below are what fixed it for me:
1. Download the Interop Tools for Windows 10 Mobile and follow the instructions to get it installed: http://www.windowscentral.com/interop-tools-windows-10-mobile
2. Edit the registry settings as noted by user imbushuo Wang on the Windows Central forums here: http://forums.windowscentral.com/microsoft-lumia-950-xl/414723-mobile-hotspot-tethering-950xl.html
Did you know you can use authentic Microsoft Office programs for free online? The programs include web versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and more!
Tired of opening a browser window? Download the web-apps as native-style programs that you can pin to the taskbar or place shortcuts on the desktop! Download the web-app package below (Utilizes a portable version of Google Chrome).
NOTE: You must have a free Microsoft account (Outlook, Hotmail, Live) and an active internet connection to use the office web-apps. Also you must use either OneDrive or DropBox storage to access and save files.
BONUS: Get the Photoshop-style web-app (Pixlr) included in the download!
Self-extracting EXE (49.2MB)
Blender is an open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation.
Finally a Photoshop alternative that is better than GIMP! Krita is an Open Source FREE software with many advanced features. Features of Krita that make it one of the best alternatives to photoshop include:
Layer Styles (Drop Shadow, Bevel, Glow etc.) YES!
Touch-friendly input for painting on tablets and touch enabled screens
Brushes (Import and create)
Import AND Save Adobe Photoshop files! (.PSD)
Vector layers, Text Layers, Vector Selection
Free scaling/transform selection & layers
Save TIFF, PNG, JPG, and more popular graphics file-formats
Adjustments (Color Balance, HSV, Levels)
Filters and Effects
Krita has many more features, and it's user interface is close enough that Photoshop users should feel fairly comfortable getting around and figuring out the differences here and there. This is an amazing find for those looking for a powerful alternative for Photoshop. Though it was originally designed for digital painting, it has become quite a robust piece of graphics software, and best of all, it's FREE!
Versions for Windows (32bit/64bit), Mac OSX, and Linux are available for download on the website.
AOMEI Backupper, a FREE and easy-to-use backup software, supports system backup, file backup, disk partition backup, scheduled backup, etc. Download at: http://www.backup-utility.com
Looking for a lightweight alternative to Outlook? Consider this free customizable email client! Opera mail makes reading, labeling, and filtering messages easy, and is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems!
Believe it or not, most commercially available software has a FREE twin! (Or at least distant cousin!)