To MacFor­mat, the UK’s best-sell­ing Ap­ple mag­a­zine

Mac Format - - WELCOME - Christo­pher Phin Edi­tor edi­tor@macfor­ twit­­mat

They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch. But they also say the best things in life are free; frankly, it’s prob­a­bly time we stopped lis­ten­ing to who­ever these people are.

What’s in­dis­putable is that, these days, free al­ter­na­tives to big-name apps are of­ten very, very good. Now, to be sure, for some people noth­ing but Pho­to­shop will do. For some, us­ing any­thing other than Mi­crosoft Of­fice is a false econ­omy. But for lots of us, with tight bud­gets and per­haps dif­fer­ent needs, some free al­ter­na­tives are not just nec­es­sary evils – they can ac­tu­ally be hugely pow­er­ful and pol­ished too. So ban­ish from your mind the idea that free al­ter­na­tives are, by def­i­ni­tion, poor re­la­tions to ‘proper’ apps. What’s more, if you’ve been think­ing about try­ing your hand at some­thing new, then free apps give you the op­por­tu­nity to have a dab­ble with­out throw­ing money at it. As al­ways, though, we’ve packed loads more into the is­sue as well – tu­to­ri­als, re­views, my fea­ture on mak­ing sure you can ac­cess your files decades from now, and plenty more be­sides. Wel­come again to the is­sue from me and the whole team – we hope you love it!

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.