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Software to find & count duplicate strings in a text file

I am seeking recommendations for a Windows tool to find and count duplicate lines in a text file containing 500,000-999,999 lines. The tool can be a CLI or GUI. If the duplicate lines are consecutive ...
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Task scheduler for long term repeating tasks displayed on e-paper

TL;DR I want an app for Raspberry Pi that does smart scheduling of mid- and long-term tasks like so: every task has a recurrence I need to confirm each task when it is done after it is done, the ...
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Chrome extension that blocks time wasting website for certain amount of time

There are lot of Chrome extensions like StayFocusd, which allow you to spent on some time wasting website just a limited amount of time. I am looking for something else: an extension which would block ...
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Make Stream Deck work with DaVinci Resolve

I have an Elgato Stream Deck XL and I thought it would make my life easier. However, it turns out, it's a lot of work before it makes your life easier. The most frustrating thing is when the hotkeys ...
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Leightweight task management with Slack integration

I'm looking for a lightweight task management solution that fullfils the following requirements: Slack integration (create tasks right out of Slack) Tells me on a regular basis which tasks are still ...
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Productivity stack for new startup

I am setting up the technical side of a startup, and I need to set up a productivity stack (email, messaging, document sharing, etc). The team is going to be very small for at least a year, under 10 ...
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Adding comments/notes to windows10 files/folders

I want to find an tool that would let me assign comments/notes to (any) files/folders. Preferably it can integrate itself to the right click menu and isn't janky (for example, if it creates a new file ...
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Apply my preferred settings on new Windows installation

When I install a new PC from scratch (either personal or by the company), I find myself changing a lot of settings each time, like turn off indexing on drives disable the search box in the task bar ...
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Combined project management and time tracking with nested categories

A while ago, I have been researching time tracking applications. While there have been many choices, most have had very limited features. Particularly, most have been lacking support of categorization ...
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Extension for safari that allows to block some keywords

BlockSite is a practical extension for Chrome that allows blocking specific URLs and specific terms. So that if a web page contains blacklisted terms, the entire webpage gets obfuscated. Unfortunately,...
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Software for teaching/displaying Math

I'm currently teaching math online. I don't have a digital pen and everytime I write math equations I usually write it on softwares that are able to support Latex. Currently I use Xournal++, Geogebra, ...
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Inbox pause feature email app

Are there any Linux apps for email for apps with add-ones with an Inbox Pause feature or even a Inbox Window feature? By Inbox Pause, I mean a mode in which incoming email isn’t displayed until I ...
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Todo / Note Taking app that is structured like a mind-map app

I found a site several months ago for a productivity tool that marketed itself as a different way of organizing your...todo stuff (or maybe notes?), using a graph-like interface--with nodes and edges--...
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Windows software to help focus when spacing out

I have a lot of trouble staying on task sometimes, even if that task is playing a game. But I don't like timers or forcibly blocking sites/software as I would rather want to try and break the spacing ...
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Software for tracking the changes you make to a file so that you can track your productivity

I'm looking for software for tracking the changes you make to a file so that you can track your productivity. Does anything like this exist? I'd like to measure my productivity over a time-window and ...
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Time tracking with planning

I am looking for a time tracker/task manager with planning functionality, ideally as follows: I can create any task and specify how long I want to spend on it, the task can be repeated (eg. every day ...
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Habit tracker for linux

Is there a habit tracker for GNU/Linux? It should allow the user to manually record whether the habit was performed or failed at a particular time and provide habit strength statistics, so that I knew ...
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Software to queue human interactions and stay focus

I'd like to put some more deep work on my team. Do you know if there is any small utility to show the rest of the team that I'll be focus until a given time and allow to leave a message ? I see that ...
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Tree diagrams for breaking down projects into tasks

I'm trying to improve the breaking down of larger projects into smaller, actionable tasks. But the vertical way To-Do lists are laid out doesn't really help me see what needs to be done first at a ...
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Zoom alternatives

A friends organization has banned Zoom for security reasons. For on-line courses they would like conferencing software that supports: breakout rooms hand raising doc sharing video presentations (...
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Clover Alternative?

Clover is a program that wraps windows explorer and allows multiple tabs, and is hands-down my favorite productivity program. Well it used to be, lately however, I have been experiencing severe ...
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Any IDE or plugins to visual formatting such as bg color or add tags to selected blocks of code?

I am having lots of code to reorganize. To bring all scattered code to a single place and organize them. It will be easy if I can able to add some tags to code or change something visually such as ...
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To Do list linked to a file on computer

I want to create various todo lists in Windows 10 but linked to a file or folder on my computer. The todo list name must be the name of the file or folder I need to be able to reorder (change ...
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What's the best free software to learn "Touch-typing"?

I am not a fast typer ,but I want to be one for my academic purposes. So I am looking for a free typing tutor by which I can learn "touch typing" to type faster in minimum time with maximum efficiency ...
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TODO List application that uses a priority queue

Whenever I try and implement GTD using Remember The Milk, I end up with over a hundred items in my Next Actions list and quite a few items in my Projects list. It eventually becomes unsustainable. Yes,...
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Trainable Predictive Typing with Phrase suggestions for Business

I would like to find a program that suggests phrases that are commonly used by our business as the user starts typing them, similar to Gmail's "Smart Compose" feature. This could be an ...
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Task Software with Daily Email

I'm looking for a task list application with one main feature: It can send a daily email at a specified time with all the tasks due that day and overdue. Bonus if it can also include tasks ...
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macOS extended characters-like popover on Windows

I'm currently on macOS and I will be moving to Windows soon, and one of the ways to quickly excess extended characters is by pressing and holding a key, e.g. 'a' and the following popover appears (see ...
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Is there any good personal task management app which can show all tasks on one page?

I am going through some famous task management apps like wunderlist, google tasks, microsoft todo but none of them provides one feature I need. Each of them give a feature to create many folders and ...
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Inbox Zero Tool

I am searching a tool to help me to get "inbox zero" for my mails. What I mean with inbox zero With "inbox zero" I mean that I am able to handle all mails for one day. I look at one single mail ...
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Checklist app, can reuse list

I am looking for a checklist app. For example, in preparation for going to the gym, I want to go through my gym prep list and check all the items that I need. It should be very easy to repeat these ...
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MacOS utility similar to Vim's Leader

One of the things I love about Vim is the leader key and the ability to create macros with it. The leader key concept is that it is a hotkey (I use ) that initiates a command based on the next ...
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Tool for manage incidents CIO / IT

I don't know if I have an answer here, but we have just set up an CIO. Currently, we had a WP to manage, but it is difficult to follow up. Response time. Service with the most demand. Do you know of ...
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(Bulk) Search and replace within photos

I could need a tool that can search and replaces pieces of a photo (bitmap; pixel graphics). All image editors I know have the ability to draw, clone or otherwise modify an image, but I don't know ...
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iOS app for tracking groceries and other essentials at home

I am looking for an app to track my groceries and other essentials like medications, pet food, self-care and cleaning essentials. What else I want is that the app notifies me when something is ...
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email client with snooze functionality

I'm using Thunderbird as my main mail client for years. I also use the mailmindr plugin which allows to snooze mails, but the plugin seems to not be under active development and isnt compatible to ...
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Android checklist / to-do list app which can insert items anywhere

I'm looking for an Android app with the following features: Maintains a checklist / to-do list -- i.e. a list where items can be toggled, preferably with a single click. I don't really mind whether ...
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MacOS for Beginners - Which Tools to Install?

I've been a programmer for quite some time and therefore I had a lot of contact with Windows (vomit - I have to have it to play games), Linux (yeah), and lately I started with MacOS just to learn more ...
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Habit maker for kids

I observed that my daughter (4 years old) is interested to cross days in calendar as she is waiting for trade fair. She is also interested in marking habits in loop habit android application for daily ...
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Looking for a task prompter kind of like Manna

The Manna software I refer to is from Marshall Brain's essay of the same name. In the essay, the Manna software is a very sophisticated computer program that manages the operation of a fast-food ...
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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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I am looking for a tool that would batch process EAN13 numbers, with outputs to an image file

I am trying to save weeks of copy and pasting between excel sheets and my EAN13 tool. Is there a bit of free software out there, that would allow me to take a list of numbers (CSV, new line, etc) and ...
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Task management, reminder, or todo software with repeating reminders

Example scenario: I assign some tasks to my kids (who also have access to the software). Maybe a few weekly tasks like clean your room, and a daily task like complete your homework. If they don’t ...
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Timer GUI utility

I'm looking for a GUI utility which you can use to set a timer to go off after a fixed amount of time. When it goes off there some sort of strong visual notification. Required features: Works on ...
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Making specific apps on my Android phone display in grayscale

I'm trying to curtail idle phone and tablet use. This article proposes making your phone boring by making it display in grayscale. Most phones (including mine) let you render everything in greyscale ...
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What to use to track work time? (Linux)

KTimeTracker is being removed from KDE. Which (Gnome or KDE) program to use instead to track my working hours? I have just a single time-counted project and want a robust and easy program included in ...
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A gamified productivity app for Android

I'd like an app like productiveapp.io, but for Android. Essentially: Set up regular productivity/lifestyle goals. Earn streaks and badges. Give push notifications to remind you to do the daily ...
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Web Application for logging customers tasks/service

I'm an outsourcing IT and I would like somehow to keep an online logbook for my clients. For example a call would be that the server of the X company is down. I would like after the job is done to ...
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Behavioral modification software to improve discipline

I am at my wits and with my seeming incapability to change my behaviors for the better. Self-help requires the will and motivation to change, and while I have an intellectual understanding of the ...
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A program that manages window positions and sizes between different monitor configurations on Linux

I have an Ubuntu 16.04 laptop. I use it for development, and carry with me everywhere. When I settle on some desktop, I plug an external monitor to notebook's VGA port for a dual monitor setup. When I ...
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