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20 Great Web Applications Alternatives to Usual Desktop Software

Desktop Software has been a great help in our computer work purposes. They serve as our working tool on our projects, designs, hobbies, interest etc.
But web apps have set a great trend over the web. Developers of web
applications created applications that are likely powerful as
the desktop software but create more great output and easiness.  The
best thing is that you don’t need to install any of these web apps to
use. Just browse over the web and visit these great web applications.

In this article, I’ll be presenting 20 great web applications alternatives to your usual desktop software. Hope you will love it.

1. Google Docs

Google Docs serves as your online productivity tool. It will let you create your documents, spreadsheets, presentations and more online writing tool.

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Alternative for :

  • Microsoft Office
  • Open Office

2. Meebo

Meebo is a web platform for your mostly chat applications. You can login your IM accounts at the same time or individual accounts.

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Alternative for:

  • Facebook Chat
  • Yahoo Messenger
  • AIM
  • Windows Live Messenger

3. Slide Rocket

Presentations are really vital tool for business, education , projects and more. With Slide Rocket, a web presentation tool that allows you to create your own presentation. It presents some of the
features in PowerPoint.

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Alternative for:

  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • OpenOffice Impress

4. Aviary

Aviary is a powerful web creation tools for photo editing, logos, web templates, color palettes , audio editing and more.  There list includes Phoenix: Image Editor, Toucan: Color Editor, Myna: Audio
Editor, Peacock: Effects Editor, Raven: Vector Editor, Falcon: Image
Markup and Roc: Music Creator.

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Alternative for:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Soundbooth

5. Mint

Are you having a hard time to manage your money? Then Mint is all you need. It is a web tool to access to your free personal financial and online management tool.  It will help you to organize your financial
accounts, set your budgets needs, and put up your savings.

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Alternative for:

  • Quicken

6. JayCut

JayCut is a web video editing software. With a user-friendly environment, it will let you create your videos, add and edit clips, transitions, effects, audio, download, export in Youtube and more.

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Alternative for:

  • Windows Movie Maker
  • Ulead
  • Other Video Editing Software

7. WobZip

Wobzip is an online tool that makes you uncompressed your files on the fly. It supports different compression format such as ZIP, RAR, and more zip formats. It has also an active scanner that scan your
compressed files before unzipping it.

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Alternative for:

  • Unzipping Softwares

8. Zamzar

Zamzar is a powerful online file conversion tool. It converts various formats for documents, image, music, video, e-book, compressed files, cad formats. Just follow 4 easy steps to convert your files instantly.

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Alternative for:

  • File Conversion Software

9. Hulu

Hulu is a video/TV streaming website that lets you watch your favorite tv shows right at your computer. If you missed some of your favorites episode you can just tune in here and enjoy watching.  Hulu is
a US exclusive website, but if you are outside the US and trying to
access it, you can try this link.

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Alternative for:

  • TV Tuner Software

10. TokBox

If you love to video chat, TokBox is a great online video chatting applications. For free users, you can chat up to 20 people. Just simply sign up,invite your friends and start video chatting.

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Alternative for:

  • Video Chat

11. Moof

Moof is an online web streaming music online for your favorite music. It is like bringing your all favorite music rolled into one place. One of the great feature is you can export your iTunes library and put it
into web so you will never missed out your favorite tune.

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Alternative for:

  • iTunes
  • Music Streaming Software

12. ESET Online Virus Scanner

Everyone wants to be secure in terms of viruses and malware. ESET Online Virus Scanner deep scan your PC using your web browser.  The good thing is that you don’t need to install the software and it is always
up to date.

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Alternative for:

  • Anti Virus Software

13. Bitlet

Bitlet is a web application that lets you download your torrents. Just upload .torrent file on your computer or direct Bitlet to torrent and Bitlet will do it for you.

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Alternative for:

  • BitTorrent Client

14. icloud

icloud is a web operating system over the web. It is like bringing your own desktop and files running in your web browser that includes an office suite, media player, chat client, games, productivity tool,
utility applications and more. Now you won’t worry that you are working
in a different PC.

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Alternative for:

  • Operating System

15. Splashup

Splashup is a powerful editing tool and photo manager.  It will let you manage your images and save it in different format. Various features that are likely with Photoshop.

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Alternative for:

  • Image Editing Tool

16. Wufoo

Wufoo is a great building tool for your forms, invitations and survey applications. It makes your collecting of data much easier and in customize way.

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Alternative for:

  • Survey Creating Tool

17. Google Voice

Google Voice makes a huge deal in international calling communication. It delivers various features such as voicemail transcription, one number calling, sms to email, block callers, screen
callers, conference call and more. Bringing your all phone into your
gmail account given that you are in US and Canada.

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Alternative for:

  • Skype

18. movavi

movavi is an online video files converter. It supports multiple formats that you need for your videos. In just 3 simple step, you will get your converted video file and watch.

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Alternative for:

  • Videora
  • Xilisoft Video Converter
  • Other Video Converter Tool

19. HootSuite

HootSuite is a web apps for your social  networking experience. Updating and monitoring your social activities such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, WordPress and Ping.fm will be easy.It is also good
for businesses that tracks statistics of their business over the web.

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Alternative for:

  • Social Network Tool
  • Statistics Tracking Tool

20. Balsamiq

Balsamiq is a web wireframing tool that is great for web designer and developers. It will make your drawing more in detailed and rearrange it easily.  It is a great tool to collaborate your team work.

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Hope you will enjoy this great web applications. If there are more great web apps that we missed, please tell us so and we will love to update it.


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Comment by Ayesha Waheed on January 5, 2011 at 1:33pm
nice info

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