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Software to run on the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems.

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Free offline plagiarism checker

Minimum requirements: process plain text files (TXT) works on English text works on German text free (as in beer, open source preferred) works offline, no Internet connection works on Windows (10, ...
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Remote desktop access to Windows PC without installing software on remote side

I'm looking for a solution that allows me to remotely access and control a Windows PC from my client computer without installing any software on the remote computer. I need to have full access to the ...
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Maildir viewer/reader/browser for Windows

I need to analyze a Maildir backup archive, i.e. sift through a large number of business e-mails, including complete header information and any attached files or documents. Is there a free and ...
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Windows Video Player for people who can't stop moving their mouse (in full screen only show controls when mouse moves to the bottom)

Due to ADHD, I can't stop moving the mouse. And many video players in Full Screen show the bottom control overlay bar(with play, pause, seek etc) when the mouse is moved. This is a problem because you ...
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Tool to create a single file portable executable

There is a folder containing the QT libraries and the compiled executable. I need a program/tool ​​that can be used to package all the dependencies and the executable file itself into a single ...
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Command line Archiving utility for Windows

I currently use an archive utility in the command line to create an archive zip file. I need to have a specific folder structure within the archive file so when it's extracted all data is in the ...
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Windows software to merge videos

As online websites don't respect privacy, I don't want to use them to merge videos. I want a simple lightweight fast software that can easily merge 2 or more videos and give the best output. I have ...
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Gratis alternative to Thunderbird for Windows (email client) - must support multiple accounts

As per the title. Must run on my PC. Must NOT send my passwords over a 3rd party server. I.e connects directly to my account's IMAP server, not via the app's server. Must support 10 or more accounts. ...
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Software to visually compare jpg/png with different compression levels

Looking for a program (windows) that will allow me to look at a jpg/png (or other image format) and change the compression level on an ad hoc basis and see what the quality of the resulting image is ...
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Alternative to Windows 10/11 Mail for Exchange ActiveSync

I have several email accounts monitored through the Windows 11 Mail app (the same app exists on Windows 10 with the same features). Two of these accounts are corporate accounts that require Exchange ...
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Application that allows simulating multiple beaglebones virtually

I managed to create a project using beaglebone to be able to receive and send messages from it and now I am thinking of expanding on it. However, it would involve getting another beaglebone to be able ...
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A stylus app to take notes that can toggle erase mode with a pressed key

I'm looking for an app to take notes, which supports a stylus (e.g. OneNote, Evernote). The required feature is that I can toggle to erase mode by pressing a button. Currently, I'm using on a PC (...
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DAW software intended to be used as 21st-century software

When I was 10 years old, I worked hard to buy my first computer: a Vic-20 in 1985. Since then, I have worked in IT, earned certifications, and even designed commercial websites in the 90s. Despite my ...
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Windows machine documentation tool (Installed application, Group Policies, Services, etc)

I am looking for a good tool to document current state of the windows machine. I would like to get some recommendation for a tool that can generate a human readable report for a windows machines with ...
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Free Windows alternative to ENTR?

I like ENTR for automatically running test suites when I make changes to code on Linux, but some of my code is on Windows systems. What alternative to ENTR exists and is free (as in beer)?
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Desktop app to edit (cut/paste) an AC-3 audio file without re-encoding

I would like to discover a program for Windows, with a graphical user interface, that is capable to load an AC-3 audio file to cut (and paste) at some points of the audio stream, without re-encoding ...
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Is there a PDF reader that can set base font weight? (with heavier/thicker rendering)

I'm comparing Adobe Reader font rendering to other PDF readers, and I find the former to show heavier/thicker/darker base fonts, which results easier to my bad sight. Is there any free/open-source PDF ...
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How to copy a phone number from PC and paste it on Android phone to make a call?

My job is to call numbers that are in an excel sheet or numbers on web pages. I'm tired of having to look at the PC screen and typing the phone number on my android phone. I wish if I can click a &...
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Open Source/Paid Source user Event logger for Chrome

I'm looking for a software/chrome extension that tracks all user activities in Chrome. Such as websites visited, time spent on each website with start & end timestamps
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Open Source/Paid Source user Event logger for Windows

Is there software that records all user activities that I'm doing? Tracks the start and end timestamps on time spent on applications, and tracks all activities done in Windows.
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Blocking websites only on specific wifi networks

Hello does anyone know any software for windows which can block websites on specific wifi networks?
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Windows 11 Closed Caption universal alternative

So I want to have Closed Caption (subtitles) for times when I talk to people on Discord, Zoom calls and whatnot. I know some software supports it but not all. It would be great if I could have ...
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Video organizer with face recognition

I have a lot of video files and need to find people on them. I'm looking for windows video organizer with face detection on my videos. Preferably, it should detect people in masks. It could be photo ...
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offline audio transcribe to text software

looking for a software that can offline transcribe text from an audio file. macOS preferred by Windows is ok. thanks
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Offline Document Organizer

I'm looking for an open source program to organize my documents. One program that seems to meet all my needs is paperless-ngx, but it is not a local program. Another one that comes very close is ...
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Software/methods supporting multiple threads to create hotkey/macro for games

I want to fix the controls of various games I play. To do so I require an external Windows program/software that is able to: rebind a key to another key check the state of the key(pressed/released) ...
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Collaborative image collection and annotation

I am looking for a collaborative way of collecting and annotating images, with a low cost of entry for users. The use case I have in mind is as follows: Together with a few friends I am interested in ...
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Is there an alternative screensaver app for Windows?

I've had enough of Windows' built-in screensaver. I have a simple requirement: turn off the screen after X minutes of idle, which I define as: No keyboard and mouse input. No app is in full-screen ...
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How to make multiple time zones always visible in Windows taskbar

On my Mac, I use Clocker to show various time zones, always visible on my screen like this: How can I do something similar on Windows 10? P.S. I am not satisfied with the built-in Windows feature ...
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Offline JSON diff tool

I am looking for a similar tool like JSON diff tool but with the additional requirement that the tool works offline. I am asking a new question, because many answers over there do also not fit the ...
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I am looking for a service management software like Linux systemctl for Windows

I am looking for windows free software with the following requirements Ideally, I am looking for functionality equivalent to Linux's systemctl. The standard Windows services could not meet my needs. ...
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Good Windows emulators for gaming on Mac

A friend of mine wants to get a good Windows emulator so they have access to Windows features (such as the Microsoft store, etc.) They mainly want to be able to use games exclusive to Windows on their ...
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What is the most recommened video edit software for Windows 10 with UI?

What people mostly use today on Windows 10 to edit videos? Mostly I need to cut scenes, adjust sound volume. Would be benefits, if supported: MKV files at least for opening Compression with GPU No-...
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Slim GUI tool for cataloguing notes (recipes) with filter function

I am looking for a slim tool to manage my recipe collection. What I have in mind, however, would not be designed for recipes. I don't want to create shopping lists or have to enter every ingredient at ...
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Start/stop Windows services from Linux

I need to start/stop services of a Windows Server from a Linux machine. Is there any lightweight service that gives my an interface for that or do I need to built that? It should be an interface with ...
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Windows mass data migration utility

I am looking for a utility in Windows that will transfer a massive amount of data between volumes (40+ TB, 15 million files). I ideally want something that I can set and forget for a few weeks, and ...
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What are some good apps for screensharing/recording video games?

I want to screenshare or record video games (such as VALORANT, The Finals, and other taxing-ish games) where recording or screen-sharing (with at least one other person watching) my screen won't ...
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Choosing Between WPF, WinUI 3, and Avalonia for Reskinned Commercial Win32 Desktop Application

I have a 7-year-old commercial desktop application that uses the MVVM pattern, which is currently built on WPF with extensive UI customizations. Every control has been re-templated and restyled. We ...
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Watch and OCR convert new PDFs inside a Folder to a searchable pdf

My scanner automatically puts the PDFs inside a network folder. I would love to have that folder searchable. Therefore, I am searching for a tool that watches the Folder and automatically converts a ...
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Converting SCORM to PPT

I am creating educational content. The tool of my company can export this as a SCORM file, but nothing else. Since I don't want to do the work twice, I'd like to convert the SCORM file as PPT. At the ...
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Offline C++ syntax highlighter

I am looking for a C++ syntax highlighter, i.e. an application that takes plain text input (C++ code, of course) and provides formatted code as output (HTML, RTF). Why do I need that? Yes, any IDE ...
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Linux desktop with windows that are not always or not just rectangular (and can be spline-adjusted)

I was thinking the following would look good on some Linux distros such as COSMIC, if only developers devoted some time effort and energy to do so. It might even get replicated on some versions of ...
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S.M.A.R.T. tool displaying SDD/HDD health status in system tray

Please recommend a Windows tool capable of the following: monitoring and displaying the S.M.A.R.T. values of internal disk drives (SDD/HDD) displaying the overall health status as an icon in the ...
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Parental control open source freeware

I am looking for a parental/family control software: open-source Windows lightweight (similar to Nirsoft software), if possible < 10 MB that is always running in the background, allowing the ...
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How to group Windows desktop icons like Android?

I see this has been asked and answered before but I am more interested to see if there are Windows apps where we can group desktop icons like Android allow, rather than using a macOS Launchpad ...
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Is there an equivilent for 'old' notepad?

I mean, I guess I can get a copy of notepad.exe from an older system - but I'm wondering if there's a maintained alternative. Current notepad is gradually getting bloaty (I like tabs, but I have ...
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Open source backup software for Windows

I am looking for an open source program (preferably available on GitHub) for Windows, with graphical interface. I only need to backup files and folders by copying them to a local backup folder, on one ...
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Method to export iphone local music files and playlists from iphone to windows

I lost access to the computer were I have itunes, my music and playlists backed up. Is there a Way yo export playlists from iphone to windows? Preferably one playlist per directory? I can export all ...
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App that stores a collection of static HTML pages with webview and navigation

Basically a web browser or an electron app but working like a catalog. Storing local HTML pages that I could put into the app, and listing them in a view that I can navigate easily. What I'm planning ...
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Windows/Linux System cloning and Re-imaging

Back in the day, I used Norton Ghost to image machines, servers, etc. save the images on a central server, and then used a bootable Ghost USB stick to rebuild machines from the saved images as needed. ...
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