Moving to the Open Source World: Mac Software I Use
10 September 2010
This is the second post in the series. In this post I am going to look at the software I currently use, the ones I am basically going to have to replace. There are a hell of a lot of good apps on the Mac and I will honestly be sad to replace these apps.
iBank – By IGG Software is one of the main apps I use for my accounting, it will be hard beaten to be replaced!
OmniFocus – I use this both on my mac and on my iPhone, I think the iPhone version will be the hardest one to replace.
OmniGraffle – I use this in my PhD thesis for making sexy diagrams, I think I can replace this but the new app may not be as good.
This list is not exhaustive, there are many more applications I have purchased and never use. The apps mentioned above are the main ones I use on a daily to weekly basis. Baring in mind that I have paid to upgrade a lot of the mentioned apps it may shock you to know that for the apps above, if you were to go and purchase that list right now it would cost you $1082.74!!! I must have easily spent almost $3000 on software for my desktop alone, add to this the tie in I have with my iPhone and the equivalent apps I have bought to use them on the go and you can see just how much money has been wasted when there are free alternatives out there.
The next part of the series looks at how I have started using open source software and how you can also use it for free right now. Please feel free to comment below.
All of what you have read today, was written and edited on Ubuntu Linux