The Problem With Free Tools

Whether you need help migrating Microsoft Office or tackling some other tech problem, it’s very tempting to save some money by using free tools available online. Before you hit download, though, you need to be aware of a few common problems with free tools.

Do you know where the free tool is coming from? While there are legitimate free tools available, many things you can find on the internet are viruses or malware in disguise. If you’re not careful, you’ll end up spending thousands of dollars recovering your computer instead of saving a few bucks as you intended.

If there’s a problem with a paid software, there will be someone for you to talk to and help you with the problem. Free tools often don’t have that luxury. How many times have you searched for a problem online only to find other people experiencing the same issue with no solution? This is frustrating, and after a few minutes of trying to find an answer, you’ll wish you had paid for the support in the first place.

Another issue with free tools is they may not be compatible with software already on your computer. This could be a minor flaw, or it could ruin the whole point of installing the tool in the first place. This often happens because these developers will only test the tool with a small handful of software and operating systems. If your system doesn’t match theirs, there isn’t much that can be done.

While you might save a little money with free online tools, the drawbacks aren’t worth it. Stick to paid software and services and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with them. When it comes to migrating Microsoft Office, Converter Technology offers the best service for your company. Call us today instead of looking for free and glitchy help online.