What proprietary tool do you need open source alternative to?

What proprietary tool do you need open source alternative to?

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What proprietary tool are you still searching for an open source alternative to?

Taking the plunge from easy and familiar proprietary tools we use every day to unknown and open source tools can be a challenge. When do you find the time to do the research to choose the right option for you? How do you choose? What will be daily repercussions be? Will the positive outweigh the negative?

To help take some of the guesswork out of it for you, we've been writing articles that present you with some open source alternatives and how they work. We hope this will give you some insight into what the daily cost and benefits could be for you given your unique needs and lifestyle.

So, we want to find out: What articles do we need to write? What tools or needs have we not covered? Let us know in the comments and we'll start tackling these for you.

Here are some reader favorites so far:

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