Questions tagged [cross-platform]

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Alternatives to TrueCrypt?

With the advent of TrueCrypt appearing to have been abandoned, what are my options for whole disk encryption going forward? I'm looking for options that will work with Linux distros as well as ...
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Free/Libre voice & video chat alternative to Skype?

I don’t want to use Skype because it’s proprietary. I’m looking for an alternative that is Free/Libre (FLOSS), is available cross-platform * (at least: GNU/Linux, Mac OS, and Microsoft Windows), ...
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Very space-efficient freeware file compressor

Can you please recommend me a lossless file compressor for general use, which is the more space-efficient than standard ZIP compression? Of course, the better it compresses, the better… It should ...
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Bookmark sync tool between Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera browsers?

Is there an app, tool or at least script which will keep my saved bookmarks in sync between IE, FF, Chrome and Opera? Online bookmark storage is an advantage, but it is not a requirement. It can be ...
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Skype replacement for text chatting

Requirements: Open source; Cross-platform (at least Windows, Linux, OS X); Text chatting, group chatting; Encryption of messages; Reliable eventual delivery of messages (including to offline contacts)...
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Real time interactive whiteboard for tutoring math

I ran this for a month on Math Educators, with no good answers. I'm now reposting here. I'm looking for a web app for tutoring math remotely to high school and junior high kids that ideally has the ...
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Program to fully tag any song automatically

Is there any software which can recognize songs by the title (eg:Ron Pope-Home) and to tag it automatically? I've got the songs in my PC,but they are untagged,you know...I download them from the ...
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Cross-platform LAN messenger that can run on multiple user accounts of the same machine at once?

I'm looking for a (free) program that allows me to chat to other computers on my network (over LAN). Desired features: Internet connection not required Available for Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.6.8 (...
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Cross-platform flashcard software with synchronization

I have noticed I learn efficiently with flashcards. The basic learning process: Software shows question (e.g "Flag of Finland?") User tries to remember the answer ("It's blue with white cross"). This ...
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Easy-to-use cross-platform photograph retouching tool?

I am trying to find a good cross-platform photograph retouching tool that's not as powerful, expensive and complicated as Photoshop. It doesn't have to be free, but over 100€ starts to hurt too much. ...
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Is there a professional-grade cross-platform font manager?

I do graphic design work on several operating systems spanning Win 8.1, Win 10, OS X, and various flavors of Linux. I also have over a thousand fonts that I use in this work. Most programs choose to ...
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Samba (smb) alternative which allows outside LAN connections

I am looking for a good Samba alternative which allows outside LAN connections. Why do I want this: I have 1 Macbook and 1 iMac and a central server. I want to share files between them like photos ...
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Cross-platform messaging for Android and iPhone

I have a mixed family. While my wife and I are both (currently) using Android phones, as is one of my children; my other child uses an iPhone. It's important for us to stay in contact, and phone ...
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Recommended browser window resize add-on for Firefox?

Can anybody recommend an add-on which works well with current (as of 2017) versions of Firefox to let you resize your browser window to a range of preferred sizes? (I am ideally looking for an add-on ...
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Is there a MySQL interface that doesn't use PHP?

phpMyAdmin, SQL Buddy, and Adminer all run on PHP. I'm on a Python Debian server and I'd rather not install PHP. Is there a mySQL interface that doesn't require PHP?
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I Need a general-purpose note-taking software with organizational functionality

I would like to take notes more efficiently and fluidly for general-purpose purposes that span to include notes about software, lists on PC parts, student notes etc. I find that writing plain text ...
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Portable, free, cross-platform, GUI-based prose-friendly plain-text diff and merge tool?

I have a Macbook at home and a GNU/linux desktop workstation at work. But, I sometimes also have to work on my university's library machines (running Windows 7) without admin rights. Is there a (...