A Hack To Save Money From Buying Software That’s Already Free

If you’re like me then you don’t like to spend money when you don’t have to. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of free software that you can download for free that’s all a part of the General Public License movement, a movement that was started at MIT. Anything from audio recording software to an alternative to Photoshop and Illustrator and more! I’ve included the download links as well as YouTube videos to help get you started.

More on GNU
“The GNU General Public License (GNU GPL or GPL) is a widely used free software license, which guarantees end users the freedom to run, study, share and modify the software. The license was originally written by Richard Stallman of the Free Software Foundation (FSF) for the GNU Project, and grants the recipients of a computer program the rights of the Free Software Definition. The GPL is a copyleft license, which means that derivative work can only be distributed under the same license terms. This is in distinction to permissive free software licenses, of which the BSD licenses and the MIT License are widely used examples. GPL was the first copyleft license for general use.” (source)

The Free Software

Audacity is an alternative to Cakewalk or Protools sound/music recording software
Download Link: http://www.audacityteam.org/download/
Musescore can help you create beautiful sheet music easily; Alternative to Sibelius, Finale
Download Link: https://musescore.org/en/download
Inkscape is a vector drawing application; alternative to Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw
Download Link: https://inkscape.org/en/download/
LibreOffice is an alternative to Microsoft Office
Download Link: http://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-fresh/
Gimp is an alternative to Adobe Photoshop
Download Link: http://www.gimp.org/downloads/
Blender is a video editing software
Download Link: https://www.blender.org/download/

I hope some of this software helps… Please feel free to share your thoughts by commenting below.

Post Author: Chad

A Nobody Just Trying to Figure Things Out.