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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Free incident management tool for more than 50 users

In our DevOps team (~10) we get a few bug reports, change requests or incident reports per week. These modest volumes don't merit an application like TopDesk, so I wondered if someone knows of a good (...
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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 OCR software that makes a PDF searchable (with searchable text at the right place)

Is there any freeware OCR software (for Linux and/or Windows) that can take a PDF scanned document as input and output a Searchable PDF like Adobe Acrobat does? With searchable PDF I meant that the ...
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Split MP3 files automatically

I have a few large MP3 files (some 7 hours, some 25 hours) and, sadly my player (car-hardware), does not scan well. So, if I listen up to the 3 hour point and I turn off my car, I must scan back to ...
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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 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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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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Freeware video editing software [closed]

I'm working on a comparative list of both commercial and free video editing programs (NLE software). While there are tons of good commercial options, I can't find many acceptable freeware alternatives....
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Screen-recording GIF 'video' tool for Mac OS X

I'm looking for a free program that allows me to record my screen and save the 'video' as an animated GIF. This will be useful when making instructions / steps to do something. Requirements: free (...
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Simple program to edit screenshots (add texts and arrows, mark stuff) on Linux

I have quite often the need to take screenshots and do the following: Crop them Add texts (where I want to be able to choose the color) Add arrows (where I want to be able to choose the color) Mark ...
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Simple versioning for plain-text documents (Linux)

I would like to identify a simple, FOSS version control system for plain text documents. For more complex (academic) writing, I happily use LibreOffice. But increasingly I find it convenient to write ...
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Online poll that lets users add new options?

Is there an online poll service that allows users to add their own options? To be clear, this is what it should do: I create the poll by choosing a number of preset options I send the URL of the poll ...
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Window resizing software

Working on Windows XP, I'm looking for a software enabling at least the same window control present in Windows 7 and higher. By that, I mean: when moving a window on an edge, this window is resize ...
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Windows program to show available updates for all programs on computer

I am looking for a program that shows me all the programs on my computer that have available updates. I would click a button, and they will all be updated automatically. I want it to: be free have ...
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Tool for optical character recognition (OCR)

Is there a tool that can recognise text in a scanned document (PNG, JPG) and convert it into a regular text file (DOC, TXT)? It should Work on Ubuntu and Mac OS X Be free Work with most common ...
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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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Android emulator for Windows

I'm looking for an Android emulator for Windows. Requirements: gratis, with no nags or prompts Supports windows Uses android version 4.3 or higher Option to manually change the screen orientation ...
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Distributed Stack Exchange clone

Is there any FOSS Stack Exchange clone (like askbot OR osqa) with Git backend or more generally which allows me to do the following (for organizing personal knowledge in Q&A-format): Have a copy ...
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A todo app that allows specifying task duration and more

I want a todo app that allows me to specify these things for each task: an estimate of how long the task will take any dependencies, i.e. other tasks the reason for doing the app, i.e. reward due ...
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Linux music player for huge music collection

This question seems silly, so easy to answer! Well... Hold on! What if I tell that my music folder is... 15GB. I have Xubuntu 64 bit, Clementine isn't indexing all my songs. Banshee freezes when I ...
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Fake Virtual Camera and Microphone for Windows

I'm looking for software that can create a virtual camera and microphone. Some websites like HackHands.com require use of a camera and microphone that I don't wish to provide. I'm looking for software ...
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Gratis antivirus software (accessible by screen readers) without pop-up ads

I’m helping a friend installing and setting up Windows 7. As I have no experience with Windows, I wonder which antivirus software (real-time protection) I should install. It must be gratis. It needs ...
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Simple and free book library management system (ILS) for a small library

We need help finding a book library management software that would fit our needs: It must be free. It would be great if it is open source, or easily translatable. It must be local / offline / self-...
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Split video into pictures

I need software that can take a standard .mp4 video and give me all the frames in standard picture format (.png or .jpg if possible). I know Movie Maker can take individual frames and turn them into ...
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GUI scripting for Linux

Effectively, I am looking for an AutoIt clone for Linux. I am aware of tools like Sikuli, Javaauto, etc, but they just won't cut it, because they rely on x, y coordinates and for example they are ...
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Easy-to-learn video editor for Windows?

Last year, I was asked to help put together a short film for a non-profit, which I did with OpenShot in Linux. This year, I was asked to do it again, and even though I tried to say no, I got ...
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Free WYSIWYG DocBook editor

DocBook is a document expression format. I am looking for a free DocBook editor in WYSIWYG mode. Requirements: What you see is what you get Supports as many DITA elements as possible Very reliable, ...
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Java to UML generator on Linux

I want to generate UML class diagrams from my actual Java code. I used Visual Paradigm when I had an academic License but as it is rather expensive I would like some recommendations. Required See ...
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Free PDF editor for Windows

I work for a non-profit organization and we have a lot of staff that need to work with PDFs. Our designers etc have the Adobe suite, but that is quite expensive, and I do not want to purchase a lot of ...
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Free backup software that synchronizes folders

I need a free program that can backup computers with different Windows versions (XP, 2003, Vista, 7) to a network server or one computer on the network that will serve as backup. I want it to be able ...
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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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Software to generate class diagram from Java source, not dependent on Eclipse

Is there a program around that can generate (UML) class diagrams from Java source code? There is a reason I am not using Eclipse, regardless of whether the reason makes sense, therefore I do not want ...
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Free online bug tracker / to-do listing for personal use

I'm a mobile app developer and I'm looking for a free online bug/issue tracker for use only by me. At the moment I'm using a simple doc file to list all closed, in progress, resolved etc... issues ...
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Help Desk Software?

I've been hunting for a help desk software that fulfills my requirements (in order of importance): Self-hosted Web-based Multiple queues/topics/categories Custom form per queue/topic/category ...
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Software to send files through my private network

I'm looking for a tool to quickly send large files from my PC to another one through my private network. My requirements : Very fast (faster than using a USB flash drive) Allows big files (~ 1 GO) ...
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Requirements tracking tool (free alternative to IBM Rational Doors)

So, I am starting a fairly complex private project, and would like to do real, professional, requirements gathering & tracing, just as we do at work. I am looking for something gratis for ...
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PDF to Word Converter

I'm looking for a software, which is able to convert a pdf document into a docx file. I know there is Adobe Acrobat Professional which does a good job concerning this. The drawback is that it costs ...
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Is there a program to control other computers from another computer?

Is there a good remote desktop software tool that I can use to control my Windows and Linux PCs from my Mac, and vice-versa? I don't care if it uses up lots of internet bandwidth. Desired features: ...
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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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Is there a free PDF to HTML conversion software?

I am working on a project in which I need to work on both HTML and PDF files. And this requires a lot of HTML to PDF and PDF to HTML conversions. The requirements are: It must be free, and ...
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Lean and fast RTF (Rich Text File) editor with more features

Often, plain text files are sufficient to get an idea across (see this question). But sometimes you need more. But not so much more that you need to get all the hamsters together to fire up a ...
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Free Markdown editor for Windows with tabs, live-view, tables

This question is closely related to Markdown editor for Windows with inbuilt live viewer inside the editor itself, but has some additional requirements: Must run on Windows (cross-platform welcome) ...
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Software that tells you in what country is a given latitude/longitude

In what country are the coordinates 41.44241, 21.31530 ? A manual Google Maps search tells me it is in Macedonia. Is there a program (or library) that would tell me this programmatically? ...
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Simple, free PDF editor for Windows?

Does anyone know of a simple, free PDF editor for Windows? When I search, I find a lot of deceptive sites that say it's free but then there are 10 ads that look like download buttons and a virus ...
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Iso to avi converter software

My new laptop doesn't have optical disk reader anymore. So I need to save my DVD on a more readable format for my different devices (HDD MediaCenter, iPad, computer, ...). Iso files are enormous and I ...
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Free anti-theft software for Windows

I'm looking for some anti-theft software similar to LoJack, but free. I would like the software to meet these requirements, Gratis Compatiable with Windows 10 Provides GeoLocation on device Provides ...
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Free antivirus for Windows XP that runs silently

I'm looking for a free (gratis) antivirus program for Windows XP that runs silently. By silently, I mean that I want a program that will automatically start, update itself, and scan without bothering ...
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Gratis XML editor with grid view

At work, we use XML Spy. It is very impressive, but it also costs Eur 399 for a single license. I am looking for an alternative; it must be gratis, for Windows (or cross platform), with full text view,...
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Tool to split MP4 videos

I'm looking for a tool which can split MP4 video files. I have tried Any Video Converter but find that it is unreliable and forces choices on frame size but does not always allow me to choose the ...
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AngularJs drag & drop GUI builder & code generator

Is there something like Bootstrap studio for AngualarJS? Something which will present me with a palette for HTML components and let me drag & drop them to create a web page while auto-generating ...

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