While there are a few big names when it comes to office suites, OnlyOffice is an office suite alternative that works with every OS on every platform.
If you are frustrated by Finder’s limitations, Commander One can provide more functionality than Finder, catering to the needs of specific classes of users.
Mattermost is an excellent open-source and self-hosted replacement for chat software like Slack. Learn how to install it on Ubuntu with Docker.
While Microsoft Project is very useful, it can be very complex at times. These alternatives are simpler, and they are free.
With the integration of the Internet into our work lives, it’s given rise to collaboration software. Intraboom is an alternative to all the other collaboration software. It makes it so that you only need one software.
Microsoft PowerPoint is great, and it is expensive, too. Here are some of the best PowerPoint alternatives that are cheaper and are as good as, or even better than, PowerPoint.
For those who are looking for a self-hosted alternative to Slack, Rocket Chat is one of the best. Here’s how to install and set up Rocket Chat on your server.
If you are looking for a self-hosted Trello alternative, look no further than Wekan. This article shows you how to install and use Wekan on your own server.
Do you know that your data in Evernote is unencrypted by default? If you’re on Linux, and are looking for a secure, encrypted alternative to Evernote, Turtl is one such open source app you should check out.
Looking for an Evernote alternative thanks to their not-so-user-friendly policy update? Zoho Notebook for iOS is a great contender and has better features.
Looking for a Notepad++ alternative for Linux? Notepadqq is the one you are looking for.
Alternote is an Evernote-based note-taking and organizing app that retains your collection while giving you more features and a better writing experience.
Have you ever wanted to run Libre Office in a web browser? With Open365 you can; it’s the entire Libre Office suite in the browser.
If you’re on Windows 10 and are not satisfied with the new Mail app, Mailbird is a great alternative to Microsoft Outlook and worth checking out.
The Ribbon UI has been around since Microsoft Office 2007, and there are numerous workarounds to restore the classic menu layout. Here are some options.
Both Chrome & Chromium are offered on Linux. Both have their pros & cons. Find out if Chromium is a good alternative to Chrome & if it’s a better browser.
MyNotex is a Linux app provides the same core functionality as Evernote without the unnecessary bloat and expenses. It is a great Evernote alternative.
Have you ever wanted to get away from Bash when using Linux? Enter Fish shell, a great alternative with tons of neat features.
If you are a regular Ubuntu Software Center user, and are looking for a better alternative, App Grid is a fully featured and light-weight option for you.
f you are a regular Command Prompt user and are looking for a good command prompt alternative, do give Console 2 a try and I am sure you will love it.
Google apps comes with a cost that can escalate with the number of users. Roundcube is a free and useful open source webmail software that you can install on your own server.
While Evernote is available in most platform, it is sorely missed in Linux. SpringSeed is a good alternative to Evernote especially for the Linux platform.
Microsoft wants you to spend more money to upgrade your Windows XP. If you are looking for a free alternative to Windows XP, Zorin OS could be the one for you.
Most Linux users will be familiar with Google’s Chrome web browser and Mozilla’s Firefox, but there are alternative web browsers that are equally good. Let’s check out Opera, Elinks and Midori.
Paypal may be the biggest online payment platform, it is definitely not the best. Skrill is a good Paypal alternative that is available in 200 countries.
The death of iGoogle might be the chance for Yahoo to rise again as it has been busy revamping its My Yahoo home pages to welcome iGoogle users.
Google Reader is closing down pretty soon. If you are still searching for a new home for your feeds and you prefer a self-hosted solution, then Tiny Tiny RSS is the best choice for you.
When it comes to producing GUI prototypes, flowcharts, and other business diagrams, Microsoft’s Visio is often the go-to tool on the Windows platform. For Linux, Evolus Pencil is one of the best for creating quality images quickly and easily.
With Google Reader on its way out, it could be worth your while to consider transitioning to one of the free alternatives to Feedburner featured here.
If you are looking for a way to backup your Android app data without rooting your phone, this Carbon app could be the one for you.
Insync is out of beta and offering itself us as a Google Drive alternative at a one-time only price of $9.99 per Google account.
While Windows 8 saw a complete makeover in the form of the Modern UI setup, Windows Explorer and several other apps are still utilizing the same old UI. That is where the EaseUS FileManager comes in handy. It gives Windows 8 users a modern UI feel to Windows Explorer.
Instead of the regular basic command you use regularly, here are several improved alternative commands that can make you more productive.
In part 1 of this series, I provided a list of open source alternatives useful for home office use, such as office suites and finance managers. As for part 2, what follows is just a taste of the many Linux applications available for editing, viewing, and streaming multimedia.
For those who are using Google Analytics to track your website visitors, if you are looking for alternative tools so you can complement or step away from Google Analytics, here are five great Google Analytics alternatives that you may want to consider using.
If the availability of Windows apps is what stop you from switching to Linux, here is a large list of open source Linux alternatives apps that could make your transition to Linux easier than you thought possible.
Are you frustrated with the slow Windows search, especially when it causes your system to pause momentarily or hang completely? Here are your alternatives to do the perfect desktop search
Sometimes, you just want to find an alternative website for one of your favorites. Perhaps you want to get a different viewpoint or perspective, or your favorite website may have gone down and isn’t currently working. You can always search via Google, but an easier method is to websiteslike to find website alternatives.
iTunes may be the default music player in Mac, but it may not be the best. Here are 5 great alternatives that you can use to replace iTunes in Mac.
If you haven’t snagged Mountain Lion yet, but want to experience some of the more notable features, here’s a couple ways to disguise your version of OS X to feel like Mountain Lion.
Suppose there was a music app that catered to your individual likes and moods. Sure, Pandora caters to your likes, allowing you to build stations around songs and/or artists you like, but what if you could narrow that scope down even more? The Songza app for iOS allows for just that. It allows you to […]
Regardless which OS you are using, the file manager is one of the most important app that you have to use everyday. Without a file manager, you won’t be able to find and open files, or even move them to another location. In Linux, there are plenty of file manager applications that you can use. […]
If you are the owner of an Android device, you might know about Siri – voice recognition software exclusively available for iPhone 4S that allows you to control many smartphone functions. If you want to buy an iPhone just because of Siri, you might want to read on ahead as there are some good alternatives […]
Casual digital artists now have a cheaper app than Adobe Illustrator. I worked in the graphic design/printing business for twenty years, and the software that could do it all was Adobe Illustrator. The only downside to it is that it comes with a huge price tag. At just under $600, it’s definitely out of the […]
There are a lot of options out there for music players. We have talked about a few music players for your computer and music players for your mobile devices. Winyl is a great replacement for a desktop music player. What you get with Winyl is a very lightweight player that lets you easily manage your […]
After many decades of innovation, word processing still remains a largely a passive exercise, requiring you to enter text onto a white background. Applications, such as OneNote shook up the industry by allowing alternative means of organising text and other media. In the same vein, PpcSoft has developed an interesting competitor which has many of […]
Most of the time at MTE, we focus on tutorials, reviews, and other practical applications of modern technology. Occasionally, however, some neat new toy pops up that we’ve just got to share. Such is DexOS, and if you’ve got an affinity for custom operating systems or new ways of computing, you might enjoy tinkering with […]
Does this sound familiar to you? You have taken the plunge and install Ubuntu on your computer. The next moment, you have no idea what to do next and where to head. Now, before any doubt creeps in and you are wondering if you have make the right choice leaving the comfort zone (Windows or […]
Our recent article entitled Ubuntu As Intended drew in a fair amount of discussion about the base software and configuration in the default Ubuntu install. Some readers pointed out a few alternatives that aim to take the standard Ubuntu desktop and give it more polish than the original. Some of these projects just include a […]
One good thing about Linux system is that you can change almost every single aspect of the system. Dislike the dull wallpaper? Change it. Not happy with the default splash screen? Change it. Getting bored of the default panel menu (the place where you access Applications, Places and System)? You can change it as well. […]