How to save on shopping licensed programs?
If it so happened that you appreciate the work of developers, then you often buy licensed software to support them financially . Now we will tell you about several ways that will allow you to save on licensed software.
1) Buying programs in a package
Let’s say that the price for two applications is 1800 rubles, 900 per application. And the price of a package of four applications from the same developer, which has these two programs and 2 additional ones, is 1900 rubles. Yes, you will not get any benefit, but you will provide yourself with two more applications. This is the policy of Adobe.
2) Use of free alternatives
The best software is not always required by users, they only need the simple functionality of the program. Alternative, sometimes free software can help with this:
Raster graphics editor: Adobe Photoshop → GIMP, Paint. NET
Audio processing software: Adobe Audition → Audacity
3D graphics and animation software: Autodesk 3ds Max → Blender .
Archiver: WinRAR → 7-Zip
English-Russian Dictionary: Abbyy Lingvo → TranslateIt
And much more. It is best to search for all options in a search engine at the request “name of the free alternatives program”
3) Search for activation keys on bulletin boards
You know that is auctions of unprecedented generosity? This is when you are given an activation key for free or for an amount lower than the official one, but keep in mind that the key can be used and your money can float away.
4) Student discounts
Most giant companies provide students with discounts on their products. These include: Apple, Microsoft, Adobe, Autodesk, etc.
The discount can be large, and sometimes the application may even be distributed free of charge for non-commercial use. If you are a student, be sure to check if there is a discount on the program you are using (usually the promotion starts at the beginning of the school year)