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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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, 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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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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Linux-like terminal for Windows

I'm looking for an application that can act as an integrated Linux-like terminal for my Windows PC. For instance, I could roam around the file system, install applications like vi, etc. I would like ...
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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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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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Free FTP client for Windows [closed]

I just tried to download FileZilla from SourceForge. It tries to install some random content from an unpopular and useless provider. It is definitely not reliable anymore. More generally, which FTP ...
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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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Is there a free-to-use alternative to Photoshop for Windows? [closed]

Is there a decent free alternative to Adobe Photoshop for Windows? I know, there is a similar question, but it seems to be focused entirely on Linux.
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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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Video player with backward frame by frame stepping for Linux

For analyzing videos, I am looking for a Linux tool to browse through frames one by one, both forward and backward in time. I am currently using MPlayer for studying these videos, using . to step ...
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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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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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Fastest free Python library to read a CSV file with 1~3 columns of numbers

I am looking for the fastest Python library to read a CSV file (if that matters, 1 or 3 columns, all integers or floats, example) into a Python array (or some object that I can access in a similar ...
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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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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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Speed reading software for Windows

I'm looking for a speed reading software for Windows. I am aware of Spritz for Android, Velocity for iOS and the website Speeder. I am looking for a program having as many following features as ...
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Free alternative to step-by-step-solution feature of Wolfram|Alpha Pro?

Are there any free online and/or offline alternatives to the step-by-step-solution feature of Wolfram|Alpha Pro? This feature is able to display step-by-step-solutions of a wide variety of algebra ...
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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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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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What is a good free program to open corrupted JPEG files?

Back story: I have about 15 photos (JPEG) that are corrupted files on a computer after accidentally deleting them on a SD. I have recovered them using Recuva, and tried File Repair to open the ...
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Standalone JUnit XML report viewer

I remember that I used a program for viewing JUnit XML reports two years ago, but I forgot their name and can't google it. Could you recommend me a simple standalone app (i.e. not IDE) for viewing ...
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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 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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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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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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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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FLOSS tools for facial recognition?

There seem to be good GUI tools to enable facial recognition with FLOSS, they all fall short of my requirements. And while there seem to be a lot of research projects with open code, they seem to be ...
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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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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 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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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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Diagram a tech tree

Many strategy games involve researching technologies, and each technology has a set of prerequisites (except the starting technologies). These can either be arranged linearly (tech levels) or in a ...
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A free software CV/résumé parser

I'm seeking a software solution to extract data from résumé/CV in various format (PDF, Microsoft Word, etc.). What I need is : extracting name, surname, email, phone numbers, segmented postal ...
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Free GIF animator

I'm looking for a program that can produce an animated GIF from an image sequence. Something like Ulead GIF Animator, GIF Movie Gear or GIF Animator but with the following requirements; Must be free (...
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What is a good hex viewer for Windows?

When I want to view the contents of a hex file, I have used in the past a plugin for Notepad++ called HEX-Editor which is alright but there has to be better. What other free programs can you ...
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Keyboard and Mouse sharing between Windows and OSX

At work I use both Mac OSX (laptop) and Windows (desktop). I frequently have to switch between keyboards, the mouse and the trackpad. I'm looking for recommendations for software that allow for ...
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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 ...
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Is there a Chrome extension that will take a screenshot of the whole page?

I often like to take screenshots of lists online. They vary by size and purpose, but it's a pain when the section I want to document is longer than my screen. This happens not that often, but it's ...
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Program to draw anywhere on screen

I am looking for a program that will allow me to draw anywhere (in any program/on the desktop, etc.) with my mouse on the screen. The program should: be free allow me to select colors be lightweight ...
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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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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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Open source CAD for 2D drafting

I do a lot of drafting using AutoCAD 2000 LT on Windows XP, but I need to upgrade to a newer operating system (Windows 8). Unfortunately, AC2000 won't work. So, I am looking for a new free (no money)...
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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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Free Software Updater for Windows

I'm looking for a program that will automatically detect the software on my system and search for updates to it. I'd like to be notified if it detects updates so I can choose if I want to update each ...
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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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Windows startup manager

Looking for a program to manage which applications are started up when Windows PC starts. Requirements: Free (gratis) "Manage" means ability to permanently remove any given set of programs from ...
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Free lightweight web development IDE for a Linux netbook

I am looking to re-learn web development techniques for fun. It has been years since I have dealt with web development and want to get back into it some. Requirements: Linux compatible (GNOME-based,...
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LevelDB database client

LevelDB is an open-source on-disk key-value store written by Google and used in Google Chrome. It's faster than SQLite, but its files can get corrupted more easily. A sample file can be found at ~/....
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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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