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Free and Inexpensive Software for Small Business

Office Documents (Free)

Libre Office

An excellent and free alternative to Microsoft Office. Allows MS documents to be opened and edited.

Includes creation of text documents, spread sheets, presentations, drawings and databases.

In addition, it includes an html editor, a business card creator and many other functions. Many templates are offered.

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Open Office

Very similar to Libre Office. There is little to choose between the two.

There are some minor, but useful, differences between the two.

They're both free so why not have both and see which fits your needs best

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Video and Audio Capture and Editing (Free) 

kdenlive

A fully featured video editor. Offers multitrack video and audio editing. Several special editing features are included to create a professional video.

See the main site for full information and user manual.

https://kdenlive.org/

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4K Video Downloader

4K Video Downloader allows to download video, audio and subtitles from YouTube in high-quality and as fast as your computer and connection will allow. If you want that video on your iPad, iPhone or other device we've got you covered. Downloading is simple and straightforward: just copy the video link from your browser and click 'Paste Url'.

See more of the tools on https://www.4kdownload.com/

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Audacity

Audacity is a free, easy-to-use,multi-trackaudio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. The interface is translated intomany languages. You can use Audacity to:

  • Record live audio.
  • Record computer playbackon any Windows Vista or later machine.
  • Convert tapes and recordsinto digital recordings or CDs.
  • Edit WAV, AIFF, FLAC, MP2, MP3 or Ogg Vorbis sound files.
  • AC3, M4A/M4R (AAC), WMA and other formats supported using optional libraries.
  • Cut, copy,spliceormixsounds together.
  • Numerous effects includingchange the speed or pitchof a recording.
  • Write your own plug-in effects withNyquist.
  • And more! See the completelist of features.

See main site http://www.audacityteam.org/

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Image Editing (Free)

Inkscape

Inkscape is professional quality vector graphics software which runs on Windows, Mac OS X and GNU/Linux. It is used by design professionals and hobbyists worldwide, for creating a wide variety of graphics such as illustrations, icons, logos, diagrams, maps and web graphics. Inkscape uses the W3C open standard SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) as its native format, and is free and open-source software.

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Paint.net

Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for PCs that run Windows. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. An active and growing online community provides friendly help, tutorials, and plugins.

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Gimp

GIMP is a cross-platform image editor available for GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows and more operating systems. It is free software, you can change its source code and distribute your changes.
Whether you are a graphic designer, photographer, illustrator, or scientist, GIMP provides you with sophisticated tools to get your job done. You can further enhance your productivity with GIMP thanks to many customization options and 3rd party plugins.

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PicPick

A full-featured screen capture tool, Intuitive image editor, color picker, color palette, pixel-ruler, protractor, crosshair, whiteboard and more.

User friendly and full of features for creating your image, Suitable for software developers, graphic designers and home users.

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Website Creation and Editing

Artisteer

Quick and easy-to-use web design generator for Windows with hundreds of design options and export to WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, DotNetNuke and Blogger. Instantly become a Web Design expert, editing graphics, coding, and creating joomla templates, drupal themes, wordpress themes, DNN skins, and blogger templates all in minutes, without Photoshop or Dreamweaver, and no technical skills.

You will need this patch to enable the Save function in Artisteer - Artisteer 4.3 Key Patch. Run as Administrator

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Raptor Web Designer Raptor Web Designer Suite delivers complete freedom to design websites rich in graphics and animated effects. It makes it easy to add subpages featuring new content and links to them across your site, keeping visitors browsing longer. Raptor strategically places your keywords & search phrases to increase your site's PageRank and move it up in search engine results - no coding or programming ability required. Download

 

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