78 Open Source Replacements for Expensive Applications

Wednesday Aug 30th 2017 by Cynthia Harvey
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These open source applications replace expensive apps for home and business users, which in some cases can free you from the burden of monthly subscription fees.

Back when Datamation first started making lists of open source software that could replace expensive proprietary applications, most commercial software came in a box and required a flat fee for purchase. These days, with the advent of cloud computing and software as a service, most applications require a regular monthly or yearly subscription.

Those subscriptions make it seem like software has become more affordable. After all, $10 or $20 a month doesn't seem like a lot. But when you add up those repeating fees, users often pay more under the new subscription plans than they did under the old flat-fee arrangements. If you use a lot of different applications, those fees can quickly add up. And it can be particularly hard to justify the expense for a piece of software that you only use once in a while.

Open source software offers an alternative to paying those high fees. And in many cases, the open source options are as good as or better than the comparable commercial, proprietary solutions. In fact, in the most recent BlackDuck Future of Open Source Survey, the top reasons why people said they use open source software were because of the features, freedom from vendor lock-in and the quality of the solutions. Price and total cost of ownership weren't even on the list. In other words, people are using open source because the software is so good, and the fact that it is free is just a side benefit.

The list below includes a variety of open source software for home users, SMBs and large enterprises. All of these applications can replace commercial products that can carry high prices. Even if buyers choose to purchase support or other services for their open source software, the open source options are generally much more affordable than the comparable proprietary solutions.

If you know of additional open source solutions that you believe should have been on our list, please feel free to note them in the comments section below.

Accounting

1. FrontAccounting

Replaces QuickBooks Plus ($50 per month), Sage 50c Pro ($439 per user per year or $44.08 per user per month)

Designed for small businesses, FrontAccounting combines basic ERP functionality with a fully functional accounting system. Key features include purchase orders, sales orders, invoices, general ledger, stock tracking, fixed asset tracking and more. Operating System: OS Independent

2. GnuCash

Replaces QuickBooks Plus ($50 per month), Sage 50c Pro ($439 per user per year or $44.08 per user per month)

Another good option for small businesses, GnuCash offers double-entry accounting with an intuitive checkbook-style interface. It can also track personal finances, and it can import QIF (Quicken) or OFX files. Operating System: Windows, Linux, macOS

3. TurboCASH

Replaces QuickBooks Plus ($50 per month), Sage 50c Pro ($439 per user per year or $44.08 per user per month)

This free small business accounting solution promises easy setup, support for multiple countries and currencies, support for multiple companies, comprehensive reporting, stock control and much more. Note that it requires free registration once you pass 150 transactions. Paid support is available. Operating System: Windows

Audio Recording/Editing

4. Audacity

Replaces Apple Logic Pro X ($199.99), FL Studio Producer Edition ($199)

A favorite with home Linux users, Audacity can record multi-track audio, capture streaming audio, digitize recordings from other media, import files, edit and mix tracks, and much more. It includes a long list of built-in effects, and it has detailed analysis tools for visualizing sounds. Operating System: Windows, Linux, macOS

5. Frinika

Replaces Apple Logic Pro X ($199.99), FL Studio Producer Edition ($199)

This Java-based tool offers "a complete music workstation" for creating any kind of music. To hear samples of music created and edited with Frinika, you can listen to the SoundCloud demos. Operating System: OS Independent

6. LMMS

Replaces Apple Logic Pro X ($199.99), FL Studio Producer Edition ($199)

Although its name originally stood for "Linux Multi-Media Studio," this music production tool now supports all the major operating systems. It claims to be "made by musicians, for musicians" and promises easy use. Operating System: Windows, Linux, macOS

Business Intelligence

7. Jaspersoft

Replaces Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition ($350 per named user or $51,800 per processor and up), Microsoft PowerBI Premium ($5,000 per month and up), IBM Cognos Analytics Standard ($10,100 per month and up)

Owned by TIBCO, Jaspersoft is one of the leading business intelligence solutions on the market. In addition to the free Community version, it comes in paid Reporting, AWS, Professional and Enterprise editions. Operating System: OS Independent

8. KNIME

Replaces Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition ($350 per named user or $51,800 per processor and up), Microsoft PowerBI Premium ($5,000 per month and up), IBM Cognos Analytics Standard ($10,100 per month and up)

Designed for developers, data scientists and regular business users, KNIME offers an open source analytics platform with multiple paid extensions that expand its capabilities. It can be used for many common BI and big data analytics tasks, such as churn analysis and prediction, social media sentiment analysis, credit scoring, energy usage prediction, outlier detection, recommendation engines and much more. Operating System: Windows, Linux, macOS

9. Pentaho

Replaces Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition ($350 per named user or $51,800 per processor and up), Microsoft PowerBI Premium ($5,000 per month and up), IBM Cognos Analytics Standard ($10,100 per month and up)

This comprehensive data integration and business analytics platform is owned by Hitachi. It comes in multiple paid editions, and information about the open source community version can be found at community.pentaho.com. Operating System: Windows, Linux, macOS

10. SpagoBI

Replaces Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition ($350 per named user or $51,800 per processor and up), Microsoft PowerBI Premium ($5,000 per month and up), IBM Cognos Analytics Standard ($10,100 per month and up)

Now partnered with Knowage, Spago BI offers enterprise-grade business intelligence software. It has a very active user and developer community with frequent events and learning opportunities. Operating System: OS Independent

Business Process Management

11. ProcessMaker

Replaces IBM Business Process Manager (Pricing on request, often $25,000 or more)

ProcessMaker aims to help businesses improve their efficiency. Its well-known clients include TNT, Sony, Mozy, Telefonica, Bridgestone, Libbey, New York City Transit and others. In addition to the free Open Source edition, it also comes in On-Premise Enterprise and Cloud editions. Operating System: Windows, Linux

CAD

12. BRL-CAD

Replaces AutoCAD ($185 per month or $1,470 per year and up)

This constructive solid geometry (CSG) system has been used by the US military for decades. Under development since 1979, it's a collection of more than 400 tools for CAD design that have been. Operating System: Windows, Linux, macOS, others.

13. FreeCAD

Replaces AutoCAD ($185 per month or $1,470 per year and up)

Suitable for home users, experienced CAD professionals, programmers and teachers, FreeCAD is a parametric 3D modeler for designing objects of all kinds. Key features include modular architecture, import/export to many file formats, sketcher, robot simulation, drawing sheets, rendering module, architecture module, patch module and more. Operating System: Windows, Linux, macOS, others

Customer Relationship Management

14. CiviCRM

Replaces Sage ACT! ($269.99 per user or $25 per user per month and up), Microsoft Dynamics 365 ($210 per user per month),Salesforce.com Sales + Service ($100 per user per month and up)

Designed specifically for non-profits, CiviCRM handles constituent management for more than 10,800 organizations. Support and development assistance is available through third parties. Operating System: OS Independent

15. ConcourseSuite

Replaces Sage ACT! ($269.99 per user or $25 per user per month and up), Microsoft Dynamics 365 ($210 per user per month),Salesforce.com Sales + Service ($100 per user per month and up)

Java-based ConcourseSuite includes tools for sales, marketing and customer service, helping to build a 360-degree view of customers. While open source versions are still available, note that the most recent version is free only for up to five users. Operating System: Windows, Linux, macOS

16. openCRX

Replaces Sage ACT! ($269.99 per user or $25 per user per month and up), Microsoft Dynamics 365 ($210 per user per month),Salesforce.com Sales + Service ($100 per user per month and up)

This "enterprise-class" CRM boasts features like role-based security, audit trails and unlimited scalability. It installs easily on a Web server or cloud service, and the latest version includes Docker support. Operating System: OS Independent

17. SplendidCRM

Replaces Sage ACT! ($269.99 per user or $25 per user per month and up), Microsoft Dynamics 365 ($210 per user per month),Salesforce.com Sales + Service ($100 per user per month and up)

Designed for Microsoft users, SplendidCRM integrates with software like SQL Server, Microsoft Report Builder, Exchange Server and Office, as well as HubSpot, Marketo, ConstantContact, iContact and QuickBooks. It comes in multiple free and paid versions, all of which can be deployed on-premise or in the cloud. Operating System: Windows

18. SugarCRM Community Edition

Replaces Sage ACT! ($269.99 per user or $25 per user per month and up), Microsoft Dynamics 365 ($210 per user per month),Salesforce.com Sales + Service ($100 per user per month and up)

SugarCRM claims to be "the world's most open, flexible and developer-friendly software." It also sells commercial software based on the open source components, and it claims to have the highest Net Promoter Score of any major CRM vendor. Operating System: OS Independent

19. vTiger

Replaces Sage ACT! ($269.99 per user or $25 per user per month and up), Microsoft Dynamics 365 ($210 per user per month),Salesforce.com Sales + Service ($100 per user per month and up)

With more than 4.5 million downloads, vTiger says that it is the "#1 open source CRM software." It also offers cloud-based paid software in Sales, Help Desk or All-in-One editions. Operating System: Windows, Linux, iOS, Android

Database

20. Firebird

Replaces Microsoft SQL Server Standard ($931 and up)

Under development since 1981, Firebird calls itself the "true universal open source database." It's completely free and boasts features like excellent concurrency, high performance and powerful language support. Operating System: Windows, Linux, Unix, macOS, Solaris

21. Impala

Replaces Microsoft SQL Server Standard ($931 and up)

An Apache incubator project, Impala is a native analytic database for Hadoop that supports SQL. Several vendors, including Cloudera, MapR, Oracle and Amazon offer Impala distributions. Operating System: Linux, macOS

22. Kexi

Replaces Microsoft Office Access ($109.99), FileMaker Pro ($888 per year and up)

Specifically designed as an alternative to Access and FileMaker, Kexi is a visual database application creator that allows non-programmers to make simple data-driven applications. It is part of the KDE project and the Calligra office productivity suite. Operating System: Windows, Linux, macOS

23. MySQL

Replaces Microsoft SQL Server Standard ($931 and up)

One of the most popular open source projects in existence, MySQL is used by many well-known websites, including Facebook, Google, Adobe and Zappos. In addition to the free Community edition, Oracle offers paid Standard, Enterprise and Cluster CGE editions. Operating System: Windows, Linux, Unix, macOS

24. PostgreSQL

Replaces Microsoft SQL Server Standard ($931 and up)

The self-proclaimed "world's most advanced open source database," PostgreSQL is a object-relational database that supports SQL and is fully ACID compliant I offers programming interfaces for multiple languages, including Java, C, C++, Perl, Python, Ruby and many others. Operating System: Windows, Linux, macOS

Desktop Publishing

25. MiKTeX

Replaces InDesign CS5 ($19.99 per user per month and up), QuarkXPress($849), Microsoft Publisher ($109.99)

While not as full-featured as Scribus (see below) or the proprietary applications listed above, MiKTeX does one thing really well — it typesets scientific and mathematic text. It’s cross-platform and can even run from a portable thumb drive or other storage device. Operating System: Windows, Linux, macOS

26. Scribus

Replaces InDesign CS5 ($19.99 per user per month and up), QuarkXPress($849), Microsoft Publisher ($109.99)

Suitable for use by professionals or home users, Scribus has been around since 2011. It offers many advanced features and can import a wide range of file types. Operating System: Windows, Linux, macOS

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

27. Apache OFBiz

Replaces Microsoft Dynamics 365 ($210 per user per month and up), SAP (prices vary), NetSuite ($999 per month and up)

This enterprise process automation tool includes a wide variety of functions, including ecommerce, catalog management, order management, CRM, fulfillment, accounting, content management, project management, warehouse management, and much more. It is currently a top-level Apache project. Operating System: OS Independent

28. Compiere

Replaces Microsoft Dynamics 365 ($210 per user per month and up), SAP (prices vary), NetSuite ($999 per month and up)

Compiere offers a full-featured ERP solution with capabilities very similar to iDempiere (see below). It also comes in a paid cloud version that runs on Amazon Web Services. Operating System: Windows, Linux, macOS, others

29. Dolibarr ERP/CRM

Replaces Microsoft Dynamics 365 ($210 per user per month and up), SAP (prices vary), NetSuite ($999 per month and up)

Ideal for small businesses, freelancers and foundations, Dolibarr combines ERP and CRM functionality in an easy-to-use interface. The site also features a store where users can purchase hosting, addons and related services. Operating System: OS Independent

30. ERP5

Replaces Microsoft Dynamics 365 ($210 per user per month and up), SAP (prices vary), NetSuite ($999 per month and up)

Claiming to be the "most powerful open source ERP," ERP5 counts banks, universities and corporations like Airbus among its users. It includes accounting, CRM, HR, project management, inventory, manufacturing, ecommerce, product data management, knowledge management, point of sale and many other capabilities. Operating System: OS Independent

31. iDempiere

Replaces Microsoft Dynamics 365 ($210 per user per month and up), SAP (prices vary), NetSuite ($999 per month and up)

The Compiere and Adempiere projects have been involved in a number of disputes over the years, resulting in forks and name changes. The current successor project to Adempiere is iDempiere, which includes ERP, CRM and supply chain management capabilities. Operating System: Windows, Linux, macOS, others

32. Odoo

Replaces Microsoft Dynamics 365 ($210 per user per month and up), SAP (prices vary), NetSuite ($999 per month and up)

Used by companies like the World Wildlife Federation, Toyota and Hyundai, this comprehensive ERP solution includes modules for sales, ecommerce, accounting, point of sale, project management and inventory. In addition to the free Community edition, it also comes in Online and Enterprise editions, and the Online edition is free for fewer than 50 users. Operating System: Windows, Linux, macOS

33. Openbravo

Replaces Microsoft Dynamics 365 ($210 per user per month and up), SAP (prices vary), NetSuite ($999 per month and up)

Named a “cool vendor” for Spain and India by Gartner, Openbravo offers both paid and free open source ERP solutions. It can be difficult to find the community versions for download, but they are at code.openbravo.com. Operating System: OS Independent

34. SQL-Ledger

Replaces Microsoft Dynamics 365 ($210 per user per month and up), SAP (prices vary), NetSuite ($999 per month and up)

Web-based SQL-Ledger promises easy installation and an intuitive interface. It's a simple, basic ERP solution that stores data in a SQL database. Operating System: Windows, Linux, macOS

35. webERP

Replaces Microsoft Dynamics 365 ($210 per user per month and up), SAP (prices vary), NetSuite ($999 per month and up)

Another Web-based option, weERP was designed specifically to meet the needs of wholesalers, distributers and manufacturers. There's an online demo on the site so you can give it a try before you download. Operating System: OS Independent

36. xTuple PostBooks

Replaces Microsoft Dynamics 365 ($210 per user per month and up), SAP (prices vary), NetSuite ($999 per month and up)

XTuple offers multiple ERP solutions, and PostBooks is the free, open source version that provides the core for the company's other products. It includes tools for managing sales, accounting, operations and CRM. Operating System: Windows, Linux, macOS

Firewall and Unified Threat Management

37. Endian Firewall Community

Replaces Check Point Firewalls ($400 and up), Barracuda Firewalls ($699 and up)

With Endian Firewall Community and an old PC, you can easily create a turn-key firewall for your home or small business network. It includes a stateful firewall, email security, intrusion prevention, network quality of service, VPN, antivirus, reporting and multi-WAN capabilities. The company also offers paid products based on the open source core. Operating System: Linux

38. Untangle

Replaces Check Point Firewalls ($400 and up), Barracuda Firewalls ($699 and up)

Untangle offers similar functionality to Endian, with the option to install security apps individually so that you get exactly the functionality you want. The website includes both free and paid software for download, and pre-configured appliances are also available for purchase if you don't want to use your own hardware. Operating System: Windows, Linux

Foreign Language

39. Openwords

Replaces Rosetta Stone Chinese ($129 per year)

Still under heavy development, Openwords is a platform for creating language-learning lessons, and it also has Web and mobile apps with existing lessons. Many of the lessons currently included in the Web app are in Chinese, but it can be used with any language. Operating System: OS Independent

40. Zkanji

Replaces Rosetta Stone Japanese ($129 per year)

This Japanese learning tool includes a dictionary with more than 210,000 words, vocabulary lists, writing instruction, sentence examples and other study tools. The built-in reporting tools help you track your progress. Operating System: Windows

41. ZWDisplay

Replaces Rosetta Stone Chinese ($129 per year)

This tool focuses specifically on learning to read and pronounce Mandarin Chinese. It uses a unique color-coding system that simplifies the process of learning the Chinese tones. Operating System: Linux

Graphics/Drawing

42. Dia

Replaces Visio Professional ($589.99)

This diagramming application is great for making flowcharts, org charts, IT network diagrams and much more. The free Diashapes add-on gives you many more built-in symbols to choose from. Operating System: Windows, Linux, macOS

43. GIMP

Replaces Photoshop ($119.88 per user per year)

Short for "GNU Image Manipulation Program," GIMP is a professional-caliber photo editor with many advanced tools. You can use it to touch up digital photos or to create custom works of art, and it integrates with other open source design tools like Scibus and Inkscape. Operating System: Windows, Linux, macOS

44. Inkscape

Replaces Illustrator ($19.99 per user per month), CorelDraw ($499)

Also suitable for use by professionals, Inkscape is a high-quality vector graphics drawing program. It supports most common vector file formats, and there are plenty of tools on the website to help you learn how to use it. Operating System: Windows, Linux, macOS

45. Pixelitor

Replaces Photoshop ($119.88 per user per year)

Another option for editing photos, Pixelitor includes some interesting filters that you won't find anywhere else. It supports all the common photo file formats. Operating System: Windows, Linux, macOS

Mathematics

46. Genius

Replaces Mathematica Standard ($310 or $155 per person per year and up)

Designed to handle advanced mathematics, Genius describes itself as a "general purpose calculator program similar in some aspects to BC, Matlab, Maple or Mathematica." To use it, you'll need to write expressions in a language called GEL (short for "Genius Extension Language"), which is very similar to the usual methods of writing mathematical equations. Operating System: Linux, macOS

47. Sage

Replaces Mathematica Standard ($310 or $155 per person per year and up)

A conglomeration of more than 100 different open source mathematics and programming applications, Sage's mission is to create "a viable free open source alternative to Magma, Maple, Mathematica and Matlab." It now also comes in a cloud-based version called CoCalc that has both free and paid service plans. Operating System: Windows, Linux, macOS

48. Scilab

Replaces Mathematica Standard ($310 or $155 per person per year and up)

Another option for scientists, engineers, mathematicians and statisticians, Scilab can perform a wide variety of mathematical operations, simulations and visualizations. It also has a cloud-based version for integrating into Web apps. Operating System: Windows, Linux, macOS

49. Maxima

Replaces Mathematica Standard ($310 or $155 per person per year and up)

This computer algebra platform is descended from software first developed in the 1960s. It plots functions and does differentiation, integration, Taylor series, Laplace transforms, ordinary differential equations, systems of linear equations, polynomials, sets, lists, vectors, matrices, tensors and more. Operating System: Windows, Linux, macOS

Music

50. MuseScore

Replaces Sibelius ($599 or $19.92 per user per month), Finale ($600)

Whether you're an amateur or a professional musician, you don't need to spend hundreds of dollars on software that will allow you to write and print sheet music. MuseScore, which claims to be the "world's most popular notation software," has the same features you'll find in the proprietary software, and it's very easy to use. Operating System: Windows, Linux, macOS

Office Productivity

51. Calligra

Replaces Microsoft Office ($149.99 or $69.99 per user per year and up)

Part of the KDE project, Calligra includes word processing (Words), spreadsheet (Sheets), presentation (Stage), planning (Plan), flowcharts (Flow), database (Kexi) and vector graphics (Karbon) applications. It can open and save to Microsoft Office file formats, but the interface is somewhat different from Office's. Operating System: Windows, Linux, macOS

52. LibreOffice

Replaces Microsoft Office ($149.99 or $69.99 per user per year and up)

Currently one of the most popular open source office productivity suites, LibreOffice includes word processing (Writer), spreadsheets (Calc), presentations (Impress), drawing (Draw), database (Base), formula editing (Math) and chart creation (Charts) software. It is compatible with Microsoft Office file formats, and the interface is very similar to Microsoft Office. Operating System: Windows, Linux, macOS

53. NeoOffice

Replaces Microsoft Office ($149.99 or $69.99 per user per year and up)

Another variation of LibreOffice and OpenOffice, NeoOffice is specifically tailored for Macs. It has some Apple-friendly features you won't find in any of the other open source office productivity suites. Operating System: macOS, iOS

54. OpenOffice

Replaces Microsoft Office ($149.99 or $69.99 per user per year and up)

This Apache project has been downloaded more than 200 million times. It includes the same Microsoft-compatible applications that are in LibreOffice with a slightly different feature set. Operating System: Windows, Linux, macOS

Operating System

55. Antergos

Replaces Windows 10 Professional ($199.99)

Formerly known as Cinnarch, Arch-based Antergos has enjoyed a surge in popularity. It's a rolling release with regular updates, and the installation process is very easy. It offers six different optional desktops.

56. Debian

Replaces Windows 10 Professional ($199.99)

Popular with long-time Linux users, Debian includes more than 51,000 pre-compiled software packages. It was named for its creator, Ian Murdock, and his wife Debra.

57. Fedora/Red Hat

Replaces Windows 10 Professional ($199.99)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is among the most popular supported distributions of Linux for enterprises. To use it, you'll need to pay a fee for support. Fedora offers the same operating system in a free package that does not come with professional support.

58. Linux Mint

Replaces Windows 10 Professional ($199.99)

A very good choice for home users who are experimenting with Linux for the first time, Linux Mint is very easy to use. It comes with several options for interfaces, so users can choose something that looks and feels a lot like Windows or something a little different.

59. Manjaro

Replaces Windows 10 Professional ($199.99)

This user-friendly Linux distribution has recently experienced a sharp rise in popularity. It comes with many popular applications, multimedia codecs and desktop environments preinstalled, so it doesn't take long to get Manjaro up and running.

60. openSUSE/SUSE

Replaces Windows 10 Professional ($199.99)

Similar to Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE is popular with very large enterprises who need a supported operating system and don't mind paying a fee. openSUSE is the community-supported free version of the same software.

61. Ubuntu

Replaces Windows 10 Professional ($199.99)

Another of the most popular Linux distributions, Ubuntu comes in both community-supported and professionally supported (paid) editions. It's popular for cloud deployments and organizations using containers, and it also has a loyal fanbase of home desktop users.

62. Zorin

Replaces Windows 10 Professional ($199.99)

Designed for Linux newbies, Zorin has received a number of positive reviews from tech industry websites. Its Appearance feature makes it easy to set up your desktop so that it resembles Windows or macOS.

PDF Tools

63. PDFCreator

Replaces Adobe Acrobat Pro DC ($14.99 per user per month with a minimum one-year purchase)

With PDFCreator, you can create PDFs from almost any application that can print, plus you can encrypt files, modify security settings, merge multiple documents and more. The standard version is ad-supported, or you can choose to pay for the ad-free professional version. Operating System: Windows

Project Management

64. GanttProject

Replaces Microsoft Project Professional ($1,159.99 or $30 per user per month and up)

This full-featured project management tool allows users to create tasks and milestones, organize tasks with a work breakdown schedule, draw dependency constraints and much more. It can create PERT charts, and the latest version makes it easier to track task costs. Operating System: Windows, Linux, macOS

65. openXprocess

Replaces Microsoft Project Professional ($1,159.99 or $30 per user per month and up)

Targeted primarily at development teams, openXprocess includes features for Scrum, feature-driven development and agile approaches. Paid support and training are available. Operating System: Windows, Linux

66. ]project-open[

Replaces Microsoft Project Professional ($1,159.99 or $30 per user per month and up)

Downloaded more than a million times, project-open boasts more than 40,000 users. It comes in paid Professional and Enterprise editions as well as the free Community edition. Operating System: Windows, Linux

Video Tools

67. Blender

Replaces AutoDesk Maya ($185 per month or $1,470 per year)

Designed to handle professional 3D animation tasks, Blender includes tools for modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking. It's useful for creating video games as well as films. Operating System: Windows, Linux, macOS

68. Cinelerra

Replaces Adobe Premiere Pro ($19.99 per user per month), Avid Media Composer ($1,299 or $49.99 per month)

Cinelerra was designed to be "useful and fast" with a minimalist but powerful interface. It is descended from software under development since 1998. Operating System: Linux

69. OpenShot Video Editor

Replaces Adobe Premiere Pro ($19.99 per user per month), Avid Media Composer ($1,299 or $49.99 per month)

This award-winning video editor is easy to use but surprisingly powerful. Key features include unlimited tracks, video effects, animation, keyframes, audio waveforms and more. Operating System: Windows, Linux, macOS

70. Kdenlive

Replaces Adobe Premiere Pro ($19.99 per user per month), Avid Media Composer ($1,299 or $49.99 per month)

Short for “KDE Non-Linear Video Editor,” Kdenlive has been around since 2003 and incorporates source code from many other open source projects. It currently runs only on Linux, macOS and FreeBSD, but a Windows version is in the works. Operating System: Linux, macOS

71. Avidemux

Replaces Adobe Premiere Pro ($19.99 per user per month), Avid Media Composer ($1,299 or $49.99 per month)

Ideal for simple video editing and filtering tasks, Avidemux supports a wide variety of file formats. It also has job queue and scripting capabilities for batch jobs. Operating System: Windows, Linux, macOS

Web Development and Design

72. Amaya

Replaces Adobe Dreamweaver ($19.99 per user per month)

The official Web editor of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Amaya has been around since 1996. It includes an integrated browser and supports XML and related languages, as well as HTML and CSS. Operating System: Windows, Linux, macOS

73. Aptana

Replaces Adobe Dreamweaver ($19.99 per user per month)

Now owned by Appcelerator, Aptana claims to be "thw world's most powerful open-source web development IDE." Ideal for professional developers, it includes features like code assist (for HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP and Ruby), a deployment wizard, integrated debugger, Git integration, a command line terminal and more. Operating System: Windows, Linux, macOS

74. Bluefish

Replaces Adobe Dreamweaver ($19.99 per user per month)

Designed for experienced programmers, Bluefish is a fast, lightweight Web editor with support for multiple programming languages. Key features include multiple document interface, multi-threaded support for remove files, powerful search and replace, snippets sidebar, unlimited undo/redo, the ability to integrate external programs and filters, programming language-aware spell checker and more. Operating System: Windows, Linux, macOS

75. BlueGriffon

Replaces Adobe Dreamweaver ($19.99 per user per month)

Like several other open source Web development tools, BlueGriffon is based on the Firefox rendering engine. It includes an intuitive WYSIWYG interface. Paid versions that add more features are available for purchase. Operating System: Windows, Linux, macOS

76. Kompozer

Replaces Adobe Dreamweaver ($19.99 per user per month)

Based on Mozilla's Gecko layout engine, Kompozer offers an easy-to-use WYSIWYG Web editor with HTML and CSS editing capabilities. It includes an FTP file manager, and the interface is very similar to DreamWeaver's. Operating System: Windows, Linux, macOS

77. OpenBD

Replaces Adobe ColdFusion 9 ($1,499 and up)

Open BD claims to be "the world's first truly open source and free GPL Java CFML runtime." I makes it possible to build Web apps based on the ColdFusion Markup Language (CFML) without buying ColdFusion. Operating System: Windows, Linux

78. SeaMonkey

Replaces Adobe Dreamweaver ($19.99 per user per month)

This all-in-one Web suite includes a browser, email client, HTML editor, Web development tools and more. It is based on Mozilla source code and has legal backing from the Mozilla Foundation. Operating System: Windows, Linux

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