Blog > Web Development > Replacing desktop software with online alternatives
While the initial switch from a desktop application to an online application might seem like a big jump there are some key advantages to consider when making the switch.
Due to the nature of online software it can be accessed from any computer/laptop with an Internet connection.
This can completely eliminate the need to buy and install multiple versions of the same software.
Most online applications store and process large amounts of information on a daily basis so it is vital for them to keep the data backed up security.
This is often something a lot of computer users don't have time to setup themselves (until they loose important work!) so to have a someone else manage it can be a huge benefit.
No Long Software Installations
Modern computer software can often take anywhere from a few minutes to hours to install and once they're installed there can be additional setup stages that must be completed before the software can be used.
Online software eliminates this need to install and is often available straight away after completing the registration process.
Always Use the Latest Version
Online applications can be updated in a very short space of time and the updated can often be completely unnoticed by users.
When compared to traditional desktop software updates that are either done manually or take up a lot of computer resources to apply, the online method is completely stress free.
Below are some nice examples of web software available already
- WorkTimer Task/Project Management
- JayCut Video Editor
- Lovely Charts Professional Diagram Software
- Google Docs - Microsoft Word/Excel Alternative
by Sirbastian | 4th March 2011