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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Is there a LOGO interpreter that actually has a turtle?

This is not a repeat of the now infamous "How do I move the turtle in LOGO?" Recently, I had the following conversation with my five year old daughter: Daughter: Daddy, do you write programs? ...
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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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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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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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Secure cross-platform instant messaging software

What is secure - as in confidentiality of message contents - instant messaging software with at least following features: No need to setup (and maintain) my own server Support for Windows, OS X and ...
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What cross-platform GUI text editor for Linux shell scripting?

As the title says, I seek high quality text editor for POSIX shell scripting. Requirements: Most important to me is syntax highlighting: I admire the fast start-up of Sublime Text, but it does not ...
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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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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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Cross-platform C GUI

My friend and I are developing a C software, he's developing it on Windows, I'm contributing and I use Xubuntu. As far as I know, Qt supports C++ and not C, and as far as I know GTK sucks on Windows, ...
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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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Selecting a platform for developing desktop applications

This question has been asked many times and I have gone through most of them. Most of these questions are old and don't include any new platforms for developing desktop applications. I need to ...
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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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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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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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Software to verify the integrity of a flash/SD card?

I'm looking for software/tool for testing the integrity/capacity of a flash/SD card to check if it's a fake or not. Preferably cross-platform, but can be OSX/*unix based also. Arti­cles on flash ...
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Nano-like terminal text editor supporting undo/redo, softwrap

I am looking for a lightweight text editor that runs in the terminal. I currently use nano 2.2.6, but I am slightly dissatisfied with it (particularly the fact that it doesn't have working undo/redo). ...
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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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General purpose database application alternatives for iOS and Mac

I am looking for a way to manage inventory in the field. I want to use an ipad/iphone for taking inventory, and use a mac to generate reports. This can be a single app or a pair of apps. I can do ...
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Cross platform framework for embedded device communication over LAN and internet

I'm currently on a project in which we will be communicating between a household appliance (e.g. an oven) with an embedded computer, and a mobile device (phone). Here's a brief summary of the setup: ...
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C++ refactoring (renaming) tools for open source projects

The tool should be able to perform simple tasks like renaming a class or function. It should be usable by cross-platform open source projects, so that rules out anything Visual Studio based. However, ...
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Money Management

Due to poor management skills, I often find myself questioning "where'd I spend all that money?". I have trialled apps like Pocketbook, MoneyManager, MyBudgetBookPro and other apps, but find it very ...
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Cross platform disk encryption solution without admin privileges

I am looking for a cross platform (OS X 10.10 + Windows 7) encryption solution which can fully encrypt, decrypt and modify a USB disk (full disk encryption). Truecrypt does this, but you need admin ...
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C/C++ ini file parser library

I'm trying to find a simple C/C++ library to parse ini configuration files. It should: have tests be small (e.g. a .h file and a .cpp file) be easy to use ("standard" ini file parsing is sufficient) ...
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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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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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Text Editor or IDE supporting many languages

I am looking for a text editor or interactive development environment (IDE) that will support many languages, including but not limited to C, C++, Lisp, Scheme, Fortran, bash, ksh, zsh, m-files (...
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App with voice commands for adding items to a list

I currently have several lists (in OneNote, but that's not a requirement for this question), like tasks to do someday and groceries to buy. Sometimes I want to add items by voice, without looking at ...
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Access my Android's file system without a data cable

When I connect my Android phone using a data cable (in USB mode), I see it mounted as an external storage device. To which I can make any changes that I want (cut/copy/paste/save files from my ...
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Linux-based log analyzer for Windows system logs

I want to turn my Raspberry Pi B+ into a log parsing and analysis server for my home network (currently 6 computers). For the Linux machines, this should not be too difficult with rsyslog and Logwatch ...
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Cross-platform IDE alternative to MS Visual Studio - other than Eclipse CDT

I program on Linux (CentOS), OS X and Windows, primarily in C and C++. I've used Eclipse CDT on CentOS, and it's decent, but I find I prefer Visual Studio. The issues I have with Eclipse CDT are that ...
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Free application for cross-platform programming? iOS/Android/Mac/Windows/Linux [closed]

I would like to receive opinions from everyone that what programming applications supports cross platform. I had already know some of it for example Xamarin, it supports cross platform and uses the ...
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Free mind-mapping software for Windows and Android

I'm searching for a free mind-mapping software for both Windows and Android. It should be able to sync my mind-maps across all devices. The only feature that is a must-have (basically what every ...
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Data encryption software

We are in need of a software capable of encrypting data with AES-256 to store it in the cloud. The problem is that I need a solution to work on Windows, Linux and OS X. Previously for Windows we have ...
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Multi-device alarm clock

I'd like to find an alarm clock/timer app that works on multiple devices. I'd like to just set a timer for 6 hours just before sleeping, after which my iPad, Android phone and laptop (Windows) ...
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In-app triplestore like SQLite

Is there any open-source and cross-platform triplestore that could be integrated into a C++ application? I’m not looking for servers (i.e. 4store or Soprano). The good example for relational ...
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Cloud software for floor planning

I have an apartment plan which looks like this: I would like to import this picture into some dedicated software and be able to annotate it, put some furniture on it, etc. If there is no such cloud ...
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AirPlay to computer

I'm looking for a program that allows me to AirPlay my iPad (iOS 7) to my Mac (Snow Leopard) and my Windows PC (Win 7). So I want to be able to view my iPad's screen on my computers. Requirements: ...
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Replacement for Picasa that respects my folder layout

Now that Picasa is being retired, I'm looking for an alternative with the following features: Works on both Windows and Mac OS. (And, for bonus points, Linux.) Allows me to organize my images my way, ...
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Are there any cross platform free tools for screen sharing that just work?

I can't find a program for screen sharing, really. I mean it: Cross platform. Windows, Mac and Linux, not just Win+Mac. Free. Not free for personal use only (TeamViewer), not free for 1 month, just ...
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Query conversion application between SQL databases

I'm looking for an application that can convert queries, schemas, etc from one SQL-like database (e.g. MySQL) to another (e.g. Oracle). It must be able to support conversion of pretty much everything (...
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Skinnable, multiplatform, free GUI library for C++

Question I am looking for a GUI library with the following properties: C++ Multiplatform (Windows, Unix) and preferably multi-compiler (Visual, GCC, Clang) Skinnable (i.e. good support for ...
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Managing servers in remote machines

I'm looking for some software which can start & stop processes on remote machines (to be specific, servers we are testing). Ideally, you could set it up on various machines of different ...
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Portable admin-less cross-compiling 2D game developing program?

I've worked with so many game developing programs which work and don't work. Some have limitations, some worked all until once, some can't export to some platforms, some cost too much, … So far, I've ...
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FOSS End-User reporting tool for XML files

We have recently begun receiving data in XML format from an existing business correspondent. This format is not compatible with our existing software which is based upon 80 column unit records. The ...
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Developing for Desktop platforms of Linux, Mac & Windows [closed]

I find a lot of information on developing cross-platform for mobile platforms, but not for the desktop. Using C#, I want to create three flavours of a DESKTOP based application. All will share the ...
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Software for recording video games?

Need a software for capturing video games footage as I play. Something like this Should be compatible with Windows OS. Would be recording FIFA footage, but it would be nice, if there is a software ...
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Free cross-platform cpu benchmark software

I'm looking for a free cpu benchmark software. cross platform (windows, linux, mac) command line (no gui for headless linux) free or open-source It does not need to be accurate, a rough number is ...
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Remote viewing software

I am building a series of scientific instruments that run computers with Windows 7 Embedded Standard inside, right now to connect to that computer we either connect a VGA cable to a monitor or connect ...
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3D level editor

I'm looking for fully featured free 3D level editor for my game. It should output SCM friendly files (not the meshes and dds of course, just the transforms and such) that let me render it like I want ...