20+ Great Web Applications Alternatives to Popular Desktop Software

Computers have definitely eased our life throughout time. Today practically our work is done by computers or on computers. The new tech trend nowadays is the Internet of course, more and more people are online – sharing and getting information.

The Internet has become indispensable for some of us – and in fact we don’t even need a lot of space on our computers for storing files, the big Web can do that for us. With the help of web applications we can now store files for example right on the Internet and share them when needed, with no need of e-mails, flash disks or any kind of portable devices. These applications can replace the usual desktop software that we usually use.

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Now you can scan your computer online or chat with your friends or even edit photos and compress any kinds of files without having any software installed on your computer. How cool is that? If you think this is impossible – the Internet will deny it and tell you that all you have to do is go online, browse a little bit and you will find lots of web applications that will be really helpful and fun. Here – we made it easier for you and collected a few web apps that we think are really nice and that might seem nice to you too.

Web Applications

iCloudReplaces: Operating System

ESET Online Virus Scanner - Replaces: Anti-Virus Software

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Moof - Replaces: iTunes

TokBox - Replaces: Video Chat

Meebo - Replaces: Desktop Chat Clients

Hulu - Replaces: TV Tuner Software

Zamzar - Replaces: File Conversion Software

WobZip - Replaces: Unzipping Software

Kongregate - Replaces: Desktop Gaming

Mint - Replaces: Quicken

Aviary - Replaces: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Soundbooth

Acrobat - Replaces: Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat

Sliderocket - Replaces: Microsoft PowerPoint

Google Docs - Replaces: Microsoft Office, Open Office

Wufoo - Replaces: Survey Creating Tool

Google Voice - Replaces: Skype

movavi - Replaces: Xilisoft Video Converter, Videora, Other Video Converter Tool

HootSuite - Replaces: Social Network Tool, Statistics Tracking Tool

Balsamiq - Replaces: Wireframing Tool

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4 Comments
  1. Stefan Jan 28, 3:46 am

    You can NEVER REPLACE an Antivirus application with an Online Scanner! You can use the scanner as a COMPLEMENT though.
    The AV guards your PC in the background 24/7, while an Online Scanner only scans on demand – which might be too late!

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  2. Romain Jan 31, 12:40 pm

    What’s the point for cloud applications like iCloud, except for using bandwidth and servers ? Who needs an online OS when you must have one anyway to go online ?

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  3. KU Jun 3, 9:31 am

    http://gliffy.com replaces Microsoft Visio :)

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  4. brinda Jul 22, 8:33 am

    MockupTiger is a good html5 wireframe, you can host it on your domain, desktop, switch between hand drawn look, change fonts and prototype dashboard mockups with data

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