Software that can be used in your company

The best way to choose software is to take into consideration your skill level when it comes to computers, the program you want or need, its purpose, who will be using it, and your budget.

Shareware:

A type of software that is free to try and then you have to pay for it if you want to continue using it. I f your buy a new computer, you might get it with Microsoft Office installed and can use it for free for a period of time, but you will be expected to pay for continues use after the trial period.

Other software that you might initially be able to use for free, is Camtasia studio – software for screen recording and video editing.

Adobe Photoshop – used to create graphics, photos and art, also have a 7 day free trial

Freeware:

A type of software that can be downloaded and used with no restrictions, it is also free to share with others. It is how ever copyrighted and can not be changed.

LibreOffice – an alternative to Microsoft Office is freeware and can be used without restriction. GIMP – very similar to Adobe Photoshop, also available for free is used for High Quality Photo Manipulation, Artwork creation and Design of Graphic Elements

OpenSource:

A type of software considered free as the underlying code is open for anyone to use, modify, and redistribute as they please. Both LibreOffice and GIMP is in this category, as the code might be modified.

One of the most well knows OpenSource products is WordPress, used to build this website and also by over 455 million other websites. 62% of the top 100 fastest growing companies in the US (Inc. 5000) use WordPress ( read more about it on https://techjury.net/blog/percentage-of-wordpress-websites/)

There is some confusion about the use of WordPress.Org – which is the open-source software that can be installed by your website hosting company and WordPress.com that is a hosted platform where you can build your website and have to pay a monthly fee.

If you have any questions about alternative software that might be available as Freeware or Open Source, you are welcome to get in touch and we would love to help you.

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