Download APACHE OPEN OFFICE from openoffice.org
OPEN OFFICE is a full office suite. It is a FREE Microsoft Office alternative for the Windows and Linux (There may also be a Mac version) operating systems.
I added them to my Start Screen on Windows 8. Tapping on the Open Office .org icon...
... you are presented with this. Tap TEXT DOCUMENT.
This is the MICROSOFT WORD of OPEN OFFICE.
Under SPREADSHEET, this is the MICROSOFT EXCEL of OPEN OFFICE.
Under PRESENTATION, this is the MICROSOFT POWERPOINT of OPEN OFFICE.
Under DRAWING this is almost like a MICROSOFT VISIO.
You can also do FORMULAS in Open Office.
Download BLENDER from blender.org.
BLENDER is a FREE OPEN SOURCED 3D modeling application for Windows and Linux (there may be a Mac distribution also). You can create everything from video intros to Pixar quality animation shorts.
Download TRIMBLE SKETCHUP from sketchup.com
Are you an ARCHITECT or CARPENTER? You can make design decisions easily using TRIMBLE SKETCHUP (Sketchup was originally acquired by Google inc, but was recently bought by Trimble (TM).
Download GIMP. (At the time of this posting, gimp.org was not available.)
GIMP is a PHOTOSHOP substitute for Windows and Linux (may be a Mac version also.) Edit photos or Paint digital masterpieces!
Download INKSCAPE from inkscape.org.
INKSCAPE is a 2D vector illustration app, similar to ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR. I have used this to make CUSTOM TILES for WINDOWS 8 (check out my guide).
Now you can be productive on your PC without spending all that money.
Adobe CS2 is free right now!!! Get it while you can! 1/13/13 (link in comments of this step. )
Free software for video compositing? Finally! Fusion 7 ( An alternative to Adobe After Effects. www.blackmagicdesign.com/prod…