You don't have to spend a fortune on the latest software - there are lots of free options available! Find out more by clicking on the links below:
Open Office – this is a great little bundle which includes a word processor, spreadsheet tool, database, presentation tool and publishing software! All of these are fully compatible with Microsoft products
Google Docs – this provides a useful internet-based office suite including, a word processor, spreadsheet tool, presentation tool and database. Unusually, these tools can be used collaboratively which means that more than one person can work on the same document at the same time!
Comodo – this is a useful virus checker
VLC – this is a media player for playing many video, audio and music files
Gimp – despite its name, this is a high end photo editing and graphic design package!
Pixlr – this is an internet-based photo and image editor. This means you can use it anywhere (as long as you have an internet connection!)
Audacity – this lets you record and edit music and audio files
Google services – this provides a number of internet-based tools including gMail, a calendar that links with your email, and Drive which gives you somewhere to store and collaboratively edit documents.
All of these are free and some are open source. You can out learn more about Open Source software here.
Please note, we have no responsibility over the content of these websites and accept no responsibility in the unlikely event that any loss or damage occurs when using these programs.