A handy list of great free productive websites and tools for Designers, Photographers, Bloggers, Professionals, and writers.
Pixlr – Fully functional alternative to Adobe Photoshop. (Web, Windows, Mac)
GIMP – Photoshop alternative. (Linux, Mac)
Paint.net – GIMP for Windows (Windows)
Seashore – Basic image editing with layers, textures, gradients and more. (Mac)
ImageOptim – Image utility that compresses your images for the web (Mac)
RIOT – Batch image compression for Windows (Windows)
Inkscape – Professional vector graphics editor, replaces Adobe Illustrator (Windows, Mac, Linux)
Pinta – Another great Illustrator alternative. (Windows, Mac, Linux)
Canva – Makes design ridiculously easy with templates for infographics, banners, newsletters, and more. (Freemium, web, iPad)
Pixlr-o-Matic – An app with a fun, quick and easy effect that is a joy to use (Web, Windows, Mac, Chrome, iOS/Android)
Photoscape – Fun and easy photo editing software. (Windows, Mac)
Shotwell – Photo manager with powerful organizational and RAW support features (Linux)
Picasa – Google’s photo organizer and editor is actually great if a little bloated (Everywhere)
FSpot – Full-featured personal photo management system (Linux)
FastStone Image viewer – Fast, stable and user-friendly image browser with basic editing features
Irfanview – Lightweight image viewer and editor with batch processing abilities.
OpenShot – Fully featured video editor, an alternative to Final Cut Pro/Premiere Pro. (Linux)
Lightwork – Professional grade video editor (Freemium, Windows, Mac, Linux)
Miro – Video converter that converts almost any video format
Blender – Powerful video and animation editor with exhaustive documentation.
Handbrake – An Indispensable tool that can convert and compress any format (Windows, Mac, Linux)
Wunderlist – The best task-management app ever, period. (Everywhere)
Pocket – Found an awesome article but don’t have time to read it? Add it to Pocket with one click and read it later. (Everywhere)
OneNote – Microsoft’s free and powerful note manager (Windows/Mac/Android/IOS)
Evernote – A must have at this point, Evernote is your personal-everything manager. (Everywhere)
Trello – Project management software that will supercharge your productivity, (Web, iOS, Android, Win)
Howl Timer – A time management tool with customizable time slots.
Google Docs – A complete alternative to Microsoft Office in the cloud. Say goodbye to crashes and lost unsaved documents. (Web)
LibreOffice – Downloadable alternative to MS Office and Google Docs (Windows, Mac, Linux)
Atom.io – Hackable text editor from our friends at Github. (Windows, Mac, Linux)
Sublime Text – The best text editor ever. (Freemium, Windows, Mac, Linux)
Foxit PDF Reader – Great alternative to Adobe Acrobat Pro. Create, convert, and edit PDFs. (Windows, Linux)
Slack – Say goodbye to email. Slack is a one-stop solution to all your messaging needs in and out of the workplace.
Telegram – Alternative to WhatsApp. (Android, iOS, Windows Phone)
Skype – Free video and audio calling.
Viber – Just like Skype. (Windows)
Pixabay – Free Royalty Free Images.
Pexels – Royalty Free Images.