Here’s something that I came across recently that seemed like good value: a website offering for download the following Free Serif Software:
- PhotoPlus 6.0 – Photo and Image Editing
- PagePlus SE – Desktop Publishing
- DrawPlus 4.0 – Graphic Design and Vector Drawing
- 3DPlus 2.0 – 3D Animation and Modelling
- WebPlus 6.0 – Web Site Design and Publishing
While these may not be the latest versions, they are free and as far as I can tell quality applications, particularly PhotoPlus and PagePlus, which often receive pretty decent reviews.
The website is run by Serif, who invite you to upgrade to a newer version for around £9.99 (GBP) before they allow you to download and register (by telephone) the free versions.
If you are on a limited budget or wanting to explore a new area of computer-aided creativity then this site is certainly worth checking out.
If it is a free office suite that you are looking for, offering Microsoft Office-compatible formats, then check out OpenOffice.org.