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Questions tagged [gratis]

Software free of financial cost. For software that includes the source code, [open-source] is the best tag. Software can be either [gratis] or [open-source], or both. Only use this tag if "gratis" is a must-have requirement.

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CD Ripping Software for OS X

When I was primarily a Windows user, I used a program called CDex to rip CDs to my hard drive. I loved this program primarily because of the following features: Automatic ID3 tagging using CDDB ...
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Software to download YouTube videos to hard drive

I'm looking for software that would let me download YouTube videos as video files to the hard drive. Don't care much about format being saved as long as Windows VLC can play it out of the box. I'm ...
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Free offline tool to create icon files?

I'm looking for a free offline icon file (.ico) editor that has the following features: Creating icons with a transparent background Importing image files that are not icon files Basic shapes, such ...
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Software to delete music duplicates

I have many music files downloaded from my different sources into my hard drives. I need a reliable, free piece of software to recognise and delete duplicate files. By duplicated, I mean similar ...
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Free F# IDE for Windows?

I have worked some time with F# using Visual Studio 2013 RC, but my RC license has been expired, so now I can't use it anymore, and VS 2013 Express doesn't support F#. I'm looking for the following ...
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Record screen section as animated GIF

Often while trying to explain a problem I have with my PC, a screenshot is not enough. Is there a tool that lets you capture a section of the screen and save it to a .gif file? It needs to Work on ...
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Virtual camera with ability to overlay notes (free software) [closed]

Virtual camera that represents stream based on real camera or desktop (full or part of) with overlay with custom marks such as text and arrows. EDIT: strangely that i got downvotes and a close vote. ...
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Software to capture screenshot in DOS mode

Many years ago I wrote a program in 320x200x 8 bit video mode. I'd like to capture the graphical display somehow from a Windows XP machine. I can run it on Windows XP in full screen mode, but the ...
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Tool for efficiently cutting movies

I am looking for a tool (preferably Windows and freeware) which is able to efficiently select a part of a movie (mp4 and avi), and store it as a separate movie. With efficient, I mean No visible ...
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WordPress plugin for a contact form builder, which also allows to save entered form as a WordPress post

I'm looking for a WordPress plugin which lets me build custom (contact) forms. I also need that form to create a post in WordPress upon submission. Currently I'm using TDO Mini Forms plugin, but the ...
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3answers
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Free tool for exploring compiled .NET assembles, alternative to .NET Reflector?

Would you recommend a free tool for exploring compiled .NET assemblies. I need to be able to: Explore the assemblies' source code and visualize the IL to a CLR language of choice (C#, VB.NET, managed ...
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Free Windows program to save screenshots immediately on a key press

There are many ways to take a screenshot, edit it and save it to disk. But sometimes I want to take a series of screenshots possibly quick and process them later. Is there a free Windows program ...
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Alternative for Gmail Android app, providing more flexible offline capabilities

The most problematic aspect of Gmail Android app for me is it's poor offline management capabilities. For example, I can choose what labels I want to synchronize, but the synchronization period is ...
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Linux network monitor with web interface

I am looking for a free web-based network monitor for CentOS. It should contain at least: Bandwidth monitor Server health Load average Disk usage Which one do you recommend? Note: "Web-based" ...
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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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Drag and drop animation software similar to Muvizu

I am looking for a drag and drop animation software for Mac. I did a little research and found Muvizu which I loved but it seems to be only for Windows. Here are the requirements the software needs: ...
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Free, easy, lightweight DLNA/UPnP servers for Linux

On my Linux PC, I've stored many personal photos, videos, and, of course, music files. I have several devices capable of interacting with DLNA/UPnP servers to make use of that collection. So I'm ...
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Free CAM/CAD for personal manufacturing?

What free software is currently most popular in amateur maker communities for designing 3D objects intended for manufacture using 3D printers or CNC milling machines? Something similar to SolidWorks (...
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Web application that creates RSS feeds for any website [closed]

I'm looking for a web application that tracks changes on websites and provide them as RSS feeds. The detection of site / site-part structure can be semi-automatic, but should not be too time-consuming....
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Image indexer and duplicate finder

I need a free program, that is able to index my images on my hard disk and find duplicates. I'd like to be able to find exact duplicates (same size, name and format could be different) as well as ...
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1answer
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Software to bleep a few words in a song

I am looking for free (hopefully) open source software that will allow me to remove (or replace/mute) a few choice words in some music I own. (I wish the artist would release a radio edit version of ...
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VM image distribution of a Kerberos server?

Kerberos is a server-side technology which is quite tricky to set up. Many developers have to install one in order to develop/test Kerberos support in their products. Is there a distribution that ...
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What free tool can step through and extract individual frames of a video?

I have a video, and I want to pull out a certain frame from it, as an image. Is there any free software that can step frame-by-frame through a video, and then extract a specific frame to an image?
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Antivirus program for Windows that protects against dodgy downloaded software, websites, direct attacks from outside? [closed]

I've had bad experience with my Windows Vista OS, because hackers usually get viruses on my computer. I don't want to pay a lot for a program like Norton, so I'm wondering if there's an antivirus ...
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Free alternatives to Matlab that run on Linux?

I recently joined the folks using Linux. As a result, I'm trying to replace as much of the propriety applications as I can, with free — and if possible open-source — alternatives. Since I need a ...
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What Ubuntu tool records all desktop sounds?

In Ubuntu, I want to record everything that plays through my speakers. If I were to play a movie and a YouTube video at the same time, the tool would record the mix of both. It should output as an ....
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FTP file editor and uploader that's also a code editor?

I have a website, and I need free, cross-platform FTP file editor and uploader that's also a code editor that I can use to: Upload files such as HTML/PHP/ASP to my FTP server Connect to my FTP server ...
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Tool to remember clipboard content

Often I use the same terms/sentances/code-segments and want to reuse them during development. I could define snippets in my IDE but I want to use those anywhere and I want to be able to search in ...
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Free software for selecting and combining pages from multiple PDFs into a single PDF

A few months ago I had several PDFs (lease documents, renter's insurance forms, etc.) from which I needed to combine select pages into a single document before sending to a property management company....
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Free, lightweight, all-in-one, audio and video format converter

In short, something that just does what one would expect such a program to do. (Just convert it so it works on my mother's media player!) By "free" I mean free-as-in-beer. I'm okay with closed source ...
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Free newsletter software for a small business?

I am looking for free software that has the following features: Send mass mails Organize subscription lists Use HTML (with or without templates) Analytics Schedule e-mails For instance, MailChimp is ...
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5answers
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Windows free program for batch watermarking files

I'm publishing albums of photos on my blog and Facebook and I'd like to add watermarks to them. I've found tutorials for programs such as Gimp, but they require long manually applying procedure for ...
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Free equivalent for Splunk log manager

What might be a free alternative for Splunk? What I want: easy installation (RPM packages preferred) logs gathering and indexing searching log monitoring and alerting web GUI My log files are ...
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Software to backup Android phone ROM

I would like to backup the ROM on my phone before I attempt to install Cyanogenmod on it. It is a Samsung Galaxy SIII on Sprint in the United States. My phone is not currently rooted and I'm running a ...