TLW #58: Think You Can’t be Creative? You can!

by Robin Lindbeck on August 24, 2011

creativity open source alt alternative software

Topic: Sparking (or is it Igniting?) Your Creativity

Articles for this Week:

Tip of the Week:
  • Consider using free or open source alternatives to commercial software.
    Here are a few of my favorites:
Instead of:               Try:
MS Office Open Office or Softmaker Office 2008
(or Google docs for cloud-based productivity tools)
Outlook Thunderbird
MindMeister Freemind
Photoshop GIMP / GIMPshop,, Splashup or for simple photo editing try Picnik and the other options we discussed in episode #54)
Illustrator Inkscape
InDesign Scribus
Adobe Audition/ Soundbooth Audacity (also get the LAME plugin to export mp3 files)
For a list of more free and open source options to commercial software, check out Open Source Alternatives ,


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