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QuickBooks Pro/Quicken ($230/$30) GnuCash - Don't spend a lot of money for software to manage the money you have left after buying these programs. This powerful free accounting software lets you handle personal or business finances with ease. AceMoney Lite - Looking to track your personal finances? This helpful program has you covered with investment tracking and bill reminders.
Adobe Photoshop ($670) Gimp - Like Photoshop, this free program can handle digital art, photo editing, website design and much more. It may not have some of Photoshop's most advanced features, but it is free and all many people will need. Artweaver - Photoshop is a favorite of digital artists because of its versatile brush system. Get the same flexibility with this great free art program.