78 Open Source Replacements for Expensive Applications: Page 4

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.

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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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