I can’t remember the last time I paid for an application or program — disregarding mobile apps. Think about it, when did you last pay for native application?
Let’s ignore games too, because they don’t really count. What was it? Mine was iLife ’09, which comes as a free suite on all new Macs anyway, before that, I can’t remember buying anything.
Everything we need these days, that we used to rely on native apps for, like word processing or spreadsheets and arguably presentations can be done just as well in your browser.
So it’s only really supplementary and really heavy going applications you need to harbour on hard drive.
With this in mind we’ve put together 10 of the best free apps going for Macs. (we’ll have a Windows one coming next week.)