The Online Replacement

The Online Replacement
8th September 2011 No Comments Uncategorised admin

In around 1980’s when computer came , we had operating systems like DOS and Unix which provided users with Character User Interface.The windows operating system came up with the Graphical User Interface and came with easy way of accessing programs & applications. This was the era of desktop based software.In 1990, Tim Burners Lee created the first browser and thus we entered the world of web.Web has evolved from the static sites to dynamic sites,the content management systems to SaaS(Software as a Service)  which is also referred to as on demand software.So a software wont consume your Desktop space and you would be able to run it on the web,if you are able to find the right online replacement.

The commonly used software is Microsoft Office,its free online replacement is Google Docs.So, Google Docs give you a functionality of accessing the Word,Excel and powerpoint  packages on the move.Flash is used to create animations,toufee.com and animoto.com provide the users facility to create animations with a little fee. There are  online replacements for pdf to word converter,pdf unlocker etc.The WebOSes include  ICloud,Glide OS,JOLICLOUD,EyeOS,Chromium OS etc.

Prezi is the online replacement for Microsoft powerpoint.There are various antiviruses which offer online scan services too.http://housecall.trendmicro.com/, at this link you will get Trend Micro online scan free.There are various network related tools at Dnsstuff.com.Nmap scan is also available online at http://nmap-online.com/.(Nmap is popular port scanning tool.It is open source and free.)

Sno.

Desktop Software

Web Alternative

Description

  1.  

Microsoft Powerpoint

Prezi,Sliderocket

Used to make presentations

  1.  

Microsoft Office

Google Docs,Office 365

Word Processor

  1.  

Microsoft Photoshop

Animoto.com,aviary,splashup

Image processing software

  1.  

Winrar

Webozip

A file zipping utility

  1.  

Bitcomet,Utorrent

Bitlet

Replaces Torrentclient

  1.  

Itunes

Moof

A player to listen audio songs

  1.  

Nmap,Zenmap

 http://nmap-online.com/

A port scanner

  1.  

Adobe Flash

toufee.com

Animation software

  1.  

Windows,Linux

Chromium  OS

Operating System

  1.  

Avast,Norton Anti Virus

Various vendors providing online services like TrendMicro ,http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

Antivirus software

  1.  

Gtalk,Yahoo Messenger

Meebo

Chat Clients

  1.  

Doc  to pptx converter or vice versa

Zamzar

File conversion software

  1.  

Microsoft Visio

Giffy

Flowchart and workflow software

  1.  

mIRC

Mibbit

Internet relay chat

  1.  

Microsoft Project,Open Work bench

Liquid planner,goplan

Project Management Software

  1.  

SAP,Microsoft Dynamics

Openbravo

ERP

  1.  

Microsoft Dynamics

Sugar CRM

Customer Relationship Management

  1.  

Tally

Less Accounting

Accounting Software

  1.  

Acrobat Reader

PDF escape

PDF reader

  1.  

Keepass,Roboform

Lastpass

Password manager

  1.  

A fax machine

Faxzero

The software replaces a fax machine

  1.  

Calc with Windows

Instacalc

Calculator

  1.  

Microsoft OneNote

Evernote

Notepad

  1.  

VCD cutter,Moviemaker

Jaycut

Video Editing Software

Soon most of our applications will migrate to the Web and give us the ultimate experience of accessing them anytime & anywhere.

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