The Affinity Suite (by Serif) is arguably the best answer to Adobe's monopoly on design software. When Adobe changed their payment options to be exclusively subscription based it sent many of their trusting and faithful patrons spinning into the digital universe, scavenging for an alternative. The change sparked a major shift in the creative landscape inspiring other major creative application developers (like Autodesk) to follow suit.
... a champion for the people
Fortunately for us, some developers decided to be a champion for the people, and offered their products at little to no cost at all.
Toussaint Brown has worked in Graphic Design, Web Design and multimedia for more than a decade, providing services to leading brands such as, BlackBerry, Telus, LG, Home Depot, Dell and more.