Desktop publishing (DTP) software enables the creation of documents on personal computers, revolving around document layouts, typography, and printing. DTP is useful in the creation of advertisements, brochures, magazines and books.
Open-source alternatives like Office Suites (OpenOffice, LibreOffice, Google Drive), Word Processing like AbiWord, Presentations like Prezi and Flowcharting and Diagramming (Dia or Cacoo).
Project Planning and project management – ProjectLibre, OpenProject and Trello – generally enables project planning with Gantt charts, timelines, task and resource management tools, and report generation.
Audio editing and recording software packages generally offer the ability to record and edit (like Audacity, etc), and export audio, and Audio Hosting like SoundCloud.
“Images” includes Basic photo editing (Microsoft Paint, Preview), more Advanced (Gimp, Pixlr, Paint.net and Pixelmator) and Vector image editing (Inkscape and iDraw).
Viewing videos (media players), screen recorders like QuickTime and Icecream, Video editors like Lightworks and Windows MovieMaker, Video conversion and compression like Miro, and Video hosting (YouTube, Vimeo, Wistia).
We need to be fast, efficient and professional even though resources may be limited. These new and start-up technology platforms for our work are usually either free of charge, or at least cheaper in an initial period: they are reliable and can satisfy our professional needs.