- May 4, 2012
Honestly I don't see what the point is. I don't work with MS Word files. LibreOffice is every bit as professional looking with everything being capable of being done in it. I'm also for supporting open formats. If more people used it less would be asking for Office compatibility in fact. MS has broken their own compatibility on occasions. Don't see why I should pay for that when I've only produced two professional documents the last few years. Irfanview is fast and is the best image viewer I've seen. I haven't even seen alternatives to Veracrypt and its predecessors. Bitlocker is something I wouldn't touch with a 10 foot pole. I don't know about Wordweb but it does the job quite well as long as you don't take more than two flights in a year.Why not just pay for stuff? If it's all in pursuit of productivity, then they are all perfectly justified expenses.
Off the top of my head, some of my stuff:
- Windows 10 Pro
- Office 365
- Adobe CC
- Affinity Photo
- Evernote Premium
- WinRAR (yep, paid version - 7zip can't extract many archives from Envato Elements)
- Blisk Browser
- FileZilla Pro
I don't spare a thought for what those cost me, but I appreciate using them every single day.
What I find funny is how when there's a free bit of software with no paid equivalent people see it as par for the course. But when there is people
complain that free can't cut it even when there's no justification for it. I'm not against paying for things that are worth it but really apart from games I haven't come across anything like that in years. Most of the stuff I only need occasionally come in trial versions as well.