I’ll share with you five free software and open-source programs for Windows Linux and Mac let’s dive right in
if you’ve been looking for an alternative to Microsoft Office you have many choices if you have recommended in the past include Libre Office Free Software.
The free office suite from Google WPS office and many others a strong contender to those mentioned that, I highly recommend is the only office this open-source office suite claims to be 100% compatible with Microsoft Office formats.
In the testing I’ve done over the past few months there were only some minor issues with images but other than that it was nearly perfect to get the free edition of the only office for your computer, go to download you’ll see editions here listed that are geared towards businesses and developers.
Select desktop editors you’ll now see the download options for Windows Mac and Linux with the program opened this is what their alternative to Microsoft Word looks like
If you work with spreadsheets this is their Excel alternative and for presentations, this is their PowerPoint alternative.
Microsoft Office users before you’ll notice the familiar-looking ribbon at the top that contains many of the same features and functions.
You prefer to use the only office online within your favorite browser without having to download any software that’s also available on their website.
The problem with free and open-source video editings software like shot cut and kdenlive is that they lack many of the high-end features most professionals need all of this looking to change.
All that it’s a new non-linear free and open-source video editor with the goal of becoming a fully-featured alternative to the big hitters like Vegas Pro, Premiere Pro, and Final Cut Pro.
At this time all of it’s still in early development with new features being added every month over the past few weeks and testing.
I’ve encountered bugs and have wished that certain features were available at that moment but that being said even in its current state all of is already one of the best open-source video editors I’ve used and could potentially be a game-changer for those people that don’t want to shell out the big bucks for an expensive program.
If you’re like me and prefer to use keyboard shortcuts go-to tools and select preferences click on the keyboard tab this is where you’ll find all the shortcuts, if you don’t like any of the presets can change them to suit your needs.
Even at this early stage if you’d like to try it out all of this already available for Windows Mac and Linux.
I’ve recommended a few password managers to you all in the past, earlier this year that warden became my password manager of choice not only is it free for personal use it’s also open source and easy to use.
Your passwords are stored in your own personalized vault that can be accessed anywhere from just about any device.
The data stored on the bitwarden servers is encrypted so no one from their team and even sees or reads your real data.
Bitwarden is available for Windows Mac and Linux along with extensions for most of the popular browsers and they have apps for both iOS and Android.
Rufus is a free and open-source utility for windows 7 or newer that will turn an ISO into a bootable USB drive future system crashes.
It lets you perform a system rescue recover data and even lets you work on a computer with no operating system installed there are other programs with similar features over the years.
Rufus is the best I’ve used for speed and reliability in addition to the ISOs for Windows, Rufus also works with several ISOs for linux including ubuntu, Debian, fedora and many others.
if you ever need to convert any video format from one type to another it doesn’t get any better than the free software and open-source transcoder handbrake.
Some of you may have heard me talk about handbrake before it’s great for converting a large video file into a smaller format ripping DVDs and Blu-rays and it will take those unusual lesser-used video types and convert them into a format that’s more recognized.
Handbrake is available for Windows Mac and Linux.