not all apps are the same...

Here are the macOS apps that sit in my Applications Folder…

Your Applications Folder is an important folder. It contains all the tools or software that allow you to get things done efficiently. Sounds simple enough.

However, if it’s costs that prevents you from moving forward with producing the high quality content or artwork you desire, there are alternatives…

Affordable Apps you may already have for getting all your creative work done!

Photo

Luminar 4 is a professional photo editing app and plugin powered by cutting edge AI technology. this is a mean piece of software

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I really like how this software allows you to achieve great looking photo edits – no matter how extreme, or subtle, quick time!

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This is the closest true alternative I could find that sits anywhere near Adobe Photoshop.

Affinity Photo has a sibling app for vector art called Affinity Design.

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I tend to neglect this one quite a lot. However, it always comes in handing for a quick photo synching solution, as well as off course managing your photos.

Its also pretty handy because of its seamless integration with other Apple software, by allowing easy access to your photos from within an Apple application….

I use this all the time for quickly resizing images and many other quick little editing tasks. Such as fixing screenshots, pngs, cropping, etc

I have an Adobe Creative Suite account, which I look forward to dipping into when the demand requires…

Graphics

Me and this tool use to be everyday buddies for many years. Although, still the best for vector illustration. We’ve kind of gone separate ways. A phase maybe?

As dodgy as this software can sometimes behave. It has been pretty good at handling basic vector graphics tasks, such as drawing logo designs and relatively simple illustrations.

Now, if I had to, I’d say this is the nearest to Adobe Illustrator. Another Affinity product from Serif.

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Web

Use Xd for designing web pages or screens for prototyping and observing user experience for web and mobile apps.

Relatively easy to use and you can work with great precision.

Screen Design and Prototyping. Also very easy to use. However lacks a lot of the features found with Adobe Xd. However, still a great app. 

Okay, so when I decided to push the boat out a bit, regarding web design and development. And namely WordPress. MAMP is a very easy way to use your Mac as a server for running WordPress from your desktop.

Docs

A more than useful apple equivalent to Microsoft Word.

As dodgy as this software can sometimes behave. It has been pretty good at handling basic vector graphics tasks, such as drawing logo designs and relatively simple illustrations.

If you know InDesign or Quark Express. This Affinity Publisher, Serifs answer to document publishing and design software.

Now, if I had to, I’d say this is the nearest to Adobe Illustrator. Another Affinity product from Serif.

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Utility

All the Apps you’ll ever need in one App

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Bitdefender – Learn more

Now, if I had to, I’d say this is the nearest to Adobe Illustrator. Another Affinity product from Serif.

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