May 4, 2017 Leave a comment Free software to replace Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Outlook, Quicken and more By Komando Staff, Komando.com 34,15834.1k When you're already spending several hundred dollars or more on a new computer, you don't want to be spending the same amount on software. Unfortunately, programs like Microsoft Office and Photoshop can be bank-account breakers.Fortunately, open source software is here to save the day. This is software that often has the same features as commercial software, but it's free. I know, it sounds too good to be true, but it really exists and I use it a lot. 1. ProductivityMicrosoft Office has been the productivity workhorse for business, home and student users for more than 20 years. The more expensive versions include Outlook and Microsoft Publisher in addition to Word, Excel and PowerPoint.Instead of MS Office, try LibreOffice, which contains a word processor, spreadsheet program, presentation software and much more. It borrows its design heavily from older versions of Office so it should be familiar. Even better, it can open and save Microsoft Office documents, and with each release, it gets faster and more Office compatible.Next page: More productivity software you need, along with finance and content creation software Continued on next page123Next View All BREAKING NEWS, TIPS, AND MORE LIKED WHAT YOU READ? GET MORE IN YOUR INBOX FREE. Stay up-to-date the easy way. SIGN ME UP! Leave a comment Previous Tips 5 simple tech tips that will make your life easier Next Tips Incredibly quick fixes for your slow internet problem Related Articles 3 ways to find qualified employees Urgent: Install these Windows, Internet Explorer and Office updates now How to explore the world with the new Google Earth Sponsor: What is Zoho, and how can I use it to boost sales for my business?