Something we all can Enjoy
The votes and tallies are in, people love freeware. Right now there are over 1.25 million applications just on the Apple store alone. That is because people love apps, especially free ones. One of the greatest things about the internet is that it offers so many opportunities. One might think, why does freeware even exist? How can people afford to spend all that time making something that they get nothing out of in return?
Well making freeware is beneficial to everyone, not just the consumers. Developers make freeware because it is a great way to get your name out there. While it may seem like developing software that doesn’t cost anything is not a good business model, you can always make money on a popular application. Developers are willing to make apps for free because it creates name recognition and generates internet traffic, which is highly sought after in this day and age.
To make a long story short, people love freeware, that is why we put together a list of the best freeware currently out there:
GIMP – Also known as the GNU Image Manipulation Program, GIMP is a great free alternative to Photoshop. While photoshop is a good program, it is pretty pricey, and the fact that it is open source makes it a lot easier to master. Open source programs tend to have a big user base that can contribute their knowledge, so it is usually easier to master how it works. GIMP is a great program for aspiring graphic designers and photographers.
Designfreelogoonline.com – Are you interested in starting and marketing your own business but don’t have a lot of capital to work with. Today it is easier than ever to put together a business identity on a budget. Designfreelogoonline.com is great because you can design beautiful, breathtaking logos seamlessly. They even have a database of premade logos you can build on top of, and yes it is all free!
Foundem – A lesser known but better developed search engine. Foundem is a great second generation search engine that is smarter and better developed than bigger engines like Google. The Google algorithm uses a more horizontal approach to searching, which means no problem finding broad searches, but when looking for specific examples or statistics, answers to math questions, things that have one definitely answer, a vertical search engine like Foundem is much better.
Libre Office – This is a great open source office suite program and alternative to Microsoft Office. Office has become increasingly expensive, especially with the introduction of their new monthly fee program, yet it doesn’t offer more functionality. That is why many are opting for free alternatives that operate just as well such as Libre Office. What makes Libre Office particularly great is that has its own version of Excel, Powerpoint, and a vector graphics program so that those making the switch over won’t feel like they are leaving anything behind.
Need more great freeware? Check out a more complete list of cool free software here.