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Free Online Alternatives to Popular Software Programs

If you're tired of paying a lot of hard-earned cash for software, you might want to check out About.com's list of free online equivalents to popular software programs.

101 Free Online Alternatives to Popular Desktop Software
Tired of paying out a lot of money for basic software packages? You might want to check out free online alternatives to popular desktop utilities. Many of these Web-based software packages are just as good (or better) than their fee-based competitors.

Free Online Invitations
There's a few sites on the Web that make it easy for you to plan a party, including sending out free online invitations.

Manage your to-do list with Remember the Milk
If you're looking for a dead simple way to manage your to-do lists, reminders, and basic stuff you gotta get done, then you need to check out Remember the Milk, a deceptively simple Web service that helps you organize yourself.

Send a Free Fax Without a Fax Machine
You need to send a fax, but you don't have a fax machine? No problem. About.com shows you the top five sites that will help you send that "once in a while" fax transmission.

Google Docs
Google Docs is a great collaboration tool you can use to create and share documents completely online. Find out more about Google Docs.

The Best Free Online Storage Sites on the Web
Looking for free online storage? Perhaps you want to share a large file, or upload a photo that is too big for your email application to handle. Free online storage is what you're looking for.

The Best Writing Tools on the Web
If you're looking for tools to help you with your writing, the Web is a great place to start.

Share and Store Files Online with Drop.io
If you have a file you need to share online - any kind of file - and you'd like to keep it private, try Drop.io: a free storage service that lets you store files quickly and privately.

Change Your Desktop With Desktoptopia
Desktoptopia is a free desktop manager download for both Windows and Mac machines that automatically updates your computer with designer desktop designs as often as you want.

Don't have a fax machine? No worries. You can use FaxZero to send a fax to anyone, up to two faxes a day, three pages at a time, for free.

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