Questions tagged [desktop-client]

For standalone applications. That is to say it doesn't need to be embedded into an other software to work. (This tag shouldn't be confused with [offline], which is about the need, or not, to be connected to the Internet.)

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RSS feed client for Linux

I'm tired of add-ons for browsers to read RSS feeds, so I'm looking for some client that keeps running in my desktop and keeps updated on regular basis. Must run in Linux (preferably with ready to ...
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Is there a good email client that runs on both Windows and Linux?

I'm looking for the following features: Has a track record of several years GUI access to email messages/threads/groups GUI access to calender and meetings. Stores email messages as separate files in ...
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Good-looking PuTTY alternative [closed]

I need a better SSH client than Putty for Windows. Major reason being that PUTTY is ugly, the color schemes are really hard to read and annoying. I would prefer something that has a more modern look. ...
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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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SQLite GUI editor

I'm working with SQLite. The database is used by a software. For some purposes I have to see the database and edit it. Can anyone recommend me software for doing this? Requirements: Show database/...
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Desktop software to convert YouTube files to MP3

I am after a desktop software to download YouTube files into audio, preferably, MP3 to listen on the move. I would like the software to be free from ads. I prefer Windows 8.1 but I have Linux box that ...
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Desktop-based personal wiki

I'm looking for a personal wiki that has a desktop version. I've come across recommendations for zim-wiki and tiddlywiki-online, but I'm not sure if these are what I'm looking for. I have a lot of ...
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Work planning and time protocolling tool (preferably with invoice generator)

I need a tool that works on my desktop (Linux) that helps me keep track of the time I spend doing a task (telephone, coding, going-to-lunch, ...) The less it distracts me the more I like it, it ...
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Desktop based project management/organizer for Linux?

I need a really simple project manager for Linux (Lubuntu). I want to track to-do items, bugs, etc; and I also need to organize all the tasks in a Gantt diagram. Currently I'm using a plain txt file ...
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Personal finances management calendar

I am looking for an application (open source is strongly preferred) that lets me manage my finances in a calendar-like manner. The difference to a normal calendar is that it should explicitly support ...
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Stable, fast and fault-tolerant torrent client for Linux

I'm looking for a good torrent client for Linux. Most clients I've tried (Transmission, Deluge) often "forget" about completed jobs and starts full recheck for an unknown reason, it is very annoying. ...
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Desktop programs to beautify code

Sometimes I have a piece of code, which could be SQL or JSON or JavaScript or anything else, and I want to beautify it, i.e. make it nicely indented and colorized so it'll be easy to read. If you ...
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Journal and note taking desktop app for Ubuntu with markdown support, modern distraction free UI, synchronisation

I've been looking for a while now but could not yet find a journal app that meets my needs. This is what I am looking for: a journal app / note taking app for long-term usage as (standalone) desktop (...
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SFTP client with multi-part (segmented) uploading

Is there any SFTP client software that supports segmented uploading to an SFTP server? Runs in Windows Multi-part segmented uploading (NOT to be confused with multi-threaded) Segmented uploading ...
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Remotely access developer desktop located at home

I'm looking for a way to remotely use desktop computer located at home from a laptop from any location over Internet.  The Setup: Windows with VirtualBox running several virtual machines (Linux ...
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Always-on-Internet licence verification library for Windows desktop clients

Diablo 3 requires user to maintain a constant Internet connection, and I really do think that this is an effective way to deter piracy. From what I understand Diablo 3 writes their own software ...
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Stack Exchange offline question writing tool

I often use the Stack Overflow "Ask Question" site as a rubber ducking tool, that is I have to explain my problem by typing it consistently and carry all relevant information into one place etc. It ...
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Free Microsoft Project file (.mpp) viewer

I am looking for a Microsoft Project file (.mpp) viewer with the following characteristics: free for files of all sizes (this rules out Project Viewer 365 which is only free for files up to 2 MB) ...
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Simple and local software to annotate videos

I need a simple tool to edit and annotate a video, simply. Annotations should look like YouTube annotations (bubbles or similar). Subtitles are not enough. It has to be available for Linux. I would ...
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Music history learning software/website

Has anyone heard/used a website or a desktop program to learn the history of music? With timelines, articles, pieces (extracts) like symphonies, concertos, etc. I am interested in times where our ...
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Small program to visualize the content of an iCalendar .ics file

I am looking for a small program that can import an iCalendar file and shows its content in a graphical "calendar" way. Context: my company scheduling software can export .ics (iCalendar) files, and ...
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Torrent client with continuous file download

I'm searching for a torrent client with following features: Continuously download a file (so video files can be viewed while downloading) Prioritize first and last piece of a file (without last piese ...
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Personal desktop wiki with automatic linking

After a long time looking for a personal wiki / note-taking application I've come to the conclusion there's no wiki with exactly or at least most of the features I need. I need the wiki to keep track ...
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Is there anything that will remind me that my laptop is in High Performance mode?

I sometimes turn on High Performance mode on my Windows laptop so games run smoothly. However, too often I forget to turn it off, sometimes for weeks, and assume my battery's being drained by Chrome, ...
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Desktop email client similar to Inbox by Google?

We use Outlook / Exchange at work. Outlook 2016 is nice, but I really love "Inbox" (by Google) because it's clean, you can speed through emails by using shortcut keys (EDIT: By this, I mean I can mark ...
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Mobile app for remote control from a computer to take photos and save them on the computer

I want to use a mobile phone to capture images and transfer them to my computer to create a stop motion animation. On the mobile phone I have access to iphone, android or windows phone. The ...
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IRC client that allows rich text?

What I'm Looking For An IRC programme (installed or web), plugin, etc. that allows for making rich-text formatting, either directly or through markup (e.g. markdown)? Same thing as #1 but compatible ...
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Cloud storage consolidation that shares space

I'm looking for an app (preferably windows desktop, so that it could create a directory for seamless file transfer, but web would be acceptable) that will let me take my numerous cloud storage ...
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A programming tool can deploy standalone software that can run in XP, win7 and win10

My client requires a software in portable HDD that can run in any windows pc he plugs in. Which will be better for this. I have heard about delphi once that has this capacity. Please recommend a ...
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Voice chat app that does not reveal my IP or other real-world details to other users

I am looking for a way to voice chat without giving other users my info (IP address and other computer mumbo jumbo) Without being able to be tracked and not paying for one of those VPN things. Sorry ...
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server and client for simple text

We need something where we can write some text, or check a box on one PC, and all the other client PCs will see that note/checkbox option. We have two PCs running windows 10 where their configurations ...
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Custom Web Site Client / Bot

I need a software to monitor changes on the sites which I have account instead of using a web browser. Assume I have a forum account at xyz.com. The software must login to the site, and show me if I ...
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Desktop client for Google Tasks that sits in the tray area

Is there a Windows desktop client for Google Tasks that sits in the system tray? I'd like something which is not a web app, because I don't keep my browser open all the time and, besides, having to ...
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Selecting a reliable cross platform framework

Currently I am using C++/Qt for cross platform desktop development (Linux, Windows, sometimes Mac). Qt is powerful but I recently experienced some critical problems: Widget components and some other ...
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Open source/Free real time remote desktop software for linux/Mac Operating systems?

Use case: Accessing my office desktop, from home, as if I am sitting in front of the office desk :) Tools Used: Chrome remote desktop (latency, seems to be very slow) Team Viewer (not free) Any ...
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App for sketching on a tablet providing result in real-time to desktop clip-board

When writing notes for my PhD research I make a lot of sketches. Sadly, for workflows involving the PC this results in major overhead. Basically, in order to make it useful, I'd want an app that ...
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Lighweight to-do app similiar to Nitro Tasks but with arbitrary cloud syncing

Concerning my personal task management, I've been using Nitro Tasks for a couple of years now on all my Ubuntu computers. While this app comes pretty close to my ideal to-do app regarding usability, ...
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Remote desktop software which dedicates identical but separate desktops to clients

I'm looking for a software that works like a remote desktop but the person who is sitting in front of the monitor doesn't see the changes. i'm currently working with Real VNC but that does not support ...
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SDK for creatingHtml5 desktop apps

Well this is a very simple question: Tidesk SDK is dead, last commit on github was two years ago Appjs is dead and they said so on github, they said we should use Deskshell, I can't do so since it's ...
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Windows email client with dark theme

As someone who normally stares at Visual Studio and dark themed websites (thanks to Stylish) all day, my eyes burn when I have to open up Outlook and its bleach white interface. To get around this, I'...
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Desktop-native graphical db management tool for RethinkDB?

MySQL & SQL server have some awesome desktop-native tools which enable rapid ad-hoc querying & updating the database, with massive performance gains (specifically, eg. Navicat, and SQL Server)....
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Windows BitTorrent client, with directory per download

I have been using Utorrent for my (legal only) downloads. It has an option "move completed downloads to ... <directory>". How the program interprets that is "when any download completes, move ...
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Interactive generation of documents using predefined strings

I'm looking for a tool to help expedite the writing of reports that often have the same exact sentences/paragraphs. The idea is to generate documents based on a collection of predefined strings, in an ...
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A free program to log all programs on a computer that connect to the Internet

I need a free, preferably lightweight, program that would keep a log of all programs on my computer that connect to the Internet. It would also be preferable that such program would log those ...
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Is there a generic Android equivalent of Samsung Kies or Nokia PC Suite that works on both Windows and Linux?

Is there a generic Android equivalent of Samsung Kies or Nokia PC Suite that works on both Windows and Linux? I am looking for an utility that allow me to read and send SMS messages, synchronize ...
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Blu-ray burning application for PC

Have some dual density blu ray discs that I want to use to archive data off my Asus laptop. After some googling online and reading some reviews settled on 2 or 3 free options Unfortunately these free ...
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Content / software tool distribution system

To begin with, the software which is searched for can be of any scope, ranging from a commercial tool over an open source project, which have to be adapted, to a framework/library as support for an in-...
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A Desktop Software as a Calculator for Polynomials

Is there a desktop software similar to desktop algebraic calculator but working with polynomials of one variable, instead? That should be able to add and subtract polynomials multiply and divide ...
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LinkedIn “Email” Client

LinkedIn is getting more and common. I get tons of important messages and I need more of desktop or gmail style client than the built in one. But I don't see anything, aside from perhaps outreach.io, ...
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Firefox addon to force paragraph word-wrapping on both desktop and Android

Readability is not the answer to this question as indicated in the graphic below. Only on Firefox, running both in the desktop and Android versions, I would like to find an add-on (or other ...