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Is Free Business Software Good or Bad For Your Business?

Cressida Johns Business Advice

Full article with thanks to: Free business software isn’t always the second best. In fact, some of the best software is free, enabling your business to benefit from up to date, highly capable applications without paying a penny Types of free business software The easiest way to find free business software is to look online. It tends to fall into one of four categories: Freeware. Freeware is available at no cost and with no restrictions. Freeware tends to be simple software designed to perform one or two tasks. Free trials. Previously known as ‘shareware’, free trials enable anyone to try out an app for a limited period of time, after which a fee must be paid for continued use. Vendors may also choose to disable certain features during the free trial period. Open source. Open source software can be freely adapted by anyone with the knowledge to do so. The open source …