Free (or really cheap ) Resources
As a volunteer organization, we know money is always in short supply. While certain expenses simply cannot be avoides such as purchasing paper, computers, printers, postage and so on, software can often be found free of charge if you know what to look for.
We offer below some great options to expensive software programs. Download and install these and you can run your entire organization without spending a fortune on software.
|Brand Name||Free / Low cost alternative||Where to download|
|Microsoft Office||Open Office, Windows, Mac, Linux. FREE
Will open and save docs, power point, eXell etc.
|Photoshop||The Gimp, Windows, Mac, Linux. FREE||http://gimp.org|
|Adobe Acrobat||PDF Creator ( Cost but affordable )||http://pdfforge.org|
|Adobe Premier||VSCD Video Editor. A fantastic video editing platform FREE||http://videosoftdev.com|
|Adobe Reader||Foxit Reader. FREE Adobe is free but Foxit is more secure.||http://foxitsoftware.com|
|Notepad||Notepad is free but Note++ is far more powerful. FREE||http://notepad-plus-plus.org/|
|Adobe Illustrator||Inkscape. Great vector drawing program, Win, Mac, Linux||https://inkscape.org|
|Microsoft Publisher||Serif Page Plus Starter. FREE
This is the program CURE uses to produce it's printed
news letter. Can design business cards and brochures too!
|Microsoft Power Point||A free viewer for Microsoft presentations.||http://microsoft-powerpoint|
In some parts of the world, activism can be dangerous.
Build a new computer or re-purpose a gift without the cost of purchasing a Windows license. FREE
Linux will do it all and can be easier to install than Windows! Nice graphical desktop very similar to Windows.
|Windows OS||Linux, Ubuntu( excellent replacement for Window
Will run almost all Window programs in addition to most of the above in native mode. More secure than Windows. )