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

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Cross-platform calendar that stores data locally - I want to sync it myself

I'm looking for a calendar application, ideally one that can run on windows, Mac, and iOS. I want my data to be available offline, and -- here's the kicker -- I don't want to store my data on Google's ...
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Personal finances management calendar

I am looking for an application (open source is strongly preferred) that lets me manage my finances in a calendar-like manner. The difference to a normal calendar is that it should explicitly support ...
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A free program to turn a PC into a Chromecast or AirPlay receiver

Most iPhone apps only allow you to cast a streaming video to another device via Chromecast or via AirPlay. But I would like to cast to my Windows 10 PC (for watching Hulu Live TV on a PC, as I discuss ...
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Hex/binary editor with tagging (highlight a section and store that highlight persistently)

I am looking for a binary editor (Hex editor with binary view) that supports tags – i.e. the ability to highlight a section and store that highlight persistently. tags example (screenshot from WxHex; ...
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Use second keyboard for shortcuts

On Windows, if you connect two USB keyboards, they behave like one. AFAIK (I can't try at the moment) it even synchronizes CapsLock and NumLock. I'm looking for a way to map keyboard shortcuts to the ...
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Android phone as secondary screen

I want to use my android phone (LG G3) as a second screen for my laptop. My laptop dual boots Linux(Xubuntu) and Windows(8.1), so an application that is running on either of those is fine. ...
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Software that helps reverse-engineering a file format

I'm working on a legacy software project. The software uses a file format which is not documented. Now, I need to understand that file format, i.e. I'm reverse engineering it. There are several ...
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Extensible log aggregation compatible with Elasticsearch (like logstash)

Trying to find some alternatives to logstash for log parsing/aggregation. It needs to handle multiple text log file formats. It needs to be extensible (probably with regex) to handle new formats It ...
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Git server solution using file permissions

My company has a bunch of git repos in a folder which has access control through our active directory domain. So far the folder has been accessed via smb using kerberos authentication and all of our ...
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Web Based Story Organization Software for Fiction Writing and Worldbuilding

I'm working on a writing project and I want to know if there is a tool that I can use to organize the work. I need the following features: manage story text and link it with character sheets, ...
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Email client with markdown support (windows)

Other than thunderbird/gmail via Markdown here extension, are there any other email client with markdown support?
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Wireshark playback for regression testing

I have captured traffic of our application using Wireshark, so I have a PCap file now. I'd like to use this capture file to do a regression test of our software, i.e. I'd like to perform a playback ...
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Limit time usage on certain websites

I need software (for Windows; preferably for Android too) that monitors and restricts internet usage. It would have to split websites in 3 categories: Allowed. Unrestricted access, as often as wanted ...
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Is there an extension for Visual Studio Code that formats .bat files?

I've been looking around to format/prettify .bat files in Visual Studio Code but it seems none of the extensions that I found in Marketplace are able to do that. Am I missing something when I'm ...
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Automated file transfer software for Windows

I am looking for a recommendation for software that automatically moves files from drive A to B. When Drive A is nearly full oldest files should be moved to drive B and when Drive B is nearly full ...
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Linux-based log analyzer for Windows system logs

I want to turn my Raspberry Pi B+ into a log parsing and analysis server for my home network (currently 6 computers). For the Linux machines, this should not be too difficult with rsyslog and Logwatch ...
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Tool to calculate how many "real" frames per second there is in a video

Is there any tool (free if possible, but commercial software is also OK), that allow to calculate how many frames per second there is in a video ? By calculating "how many real frames per second" I ...
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Always-on-Internet licence verification library for Windows desktop clients

Diablo 3 requires user to maintain a constant Internet connection, and I really do think that this is an effective way to deter piracy. From what I understand Diablo 3 writes their own software ...
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Any VST for removing harmonic content from audio?

I wonder if there are any VSTs which remove automatically the main harmonic content from an audio source. For example, if I have a simple sine wave, this hypothetical software/device would return ...
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Tool for limiting the maximum loudness

I am looking for a tool which limits the maximum loudness* of all applications to a custom value. It should ideally clamp the loudness to the specified value or – if such a feature is not ...
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Software to convert pictures of lectures from a blackboard to text

Most of my subjects allows taking a picture of our lecture from a blackboard, because of this I took advantage of it and take a picture of all the lectures that we have. Yesterday my professor said ...
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Android app to quickly send a text string to a Windows computer via WiFi

I'm looking for an Android app to quickly send a short (under 1K) text string from an Android device to a computer that does not have a camera. I'm looking for a simple tool with the following ...
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Photo manager (Picasa-like) that recognizes objects in a 100 GB+ photo database

I'm looking for an open-source or freeware desktop tool able to detect objects in possibly 100 GB of photos. the iPhone's built-in photo viewer does this: you can search "Photos with cats", ...
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Sync PDF reading position across Windows, iOS, Android

I'm looking for a PDF reader for Windows 10, Android, and iPad that syncs the reading position across devices. This means that when you stop reading at a certain point on one device, opening that file ...
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How do I get an artificial "woman" with soothing, human voice to talk to me on my computer, without paying money?

I currently use eSpeak.exe to be able to do (basically): espeak "This is an arbitrary sentence." It speaks out the string, but all the supported voices (as far as I can tell) all sound like cold, ...
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What is a good, modern, cross-platform diagram editor for ER & Class Diagrams?

I write a lot of software and I often have the need to visualise my thoughts. Both for whoever maintains the project in the future and for myself. I have been using dia for quite some time for several ...
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Config file editor for end users

When developing software without any user interface, a lot of settings are hidden in configuration files. (e.g. machine parameters, ip addresses, login names, file paths, etc.) Occassionally these ...
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Software to disable multi-key presses to prevent "fat finger" typos

Background: my hands, especially the left one, are fairly seriously disabled due to spinal cord damage and I can only use a keyboard with my two index fingers, plus the right thumb for pressing space, ...
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Defrag tool for Windows that will move all files to beginning of the partition?

Sometimes Windows partitions wind up with movable files/folders at the end of the partition, even when the partition is mostly empty. This makes it impossible to shrink the partition using Windows' ...
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Visual editor for math expressions, with basic or better yet, full Unicode support

I am looking for a separate, standalone visual math editor. Requirements: Full or, at least, basic Unicode support (explanation below). Portable by nature. It means that all the app needs for ...
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Windows desktop application that drastically decreases volume of loud sounds?

And do it temporarily so perhaps a button you press that turns on this loud sound muffling and then later you can turn audio back to regular. Example: if you were watching a boxing match, the program ...
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Keyboard note setting for children

I am looking for a simple music note editing software which can be used by children, so it has very limited feature set compared to professional systems like Cubase violin key only 1/1, 1/2, 1/4 ...
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Equalizer (EQ) for all sound in Windows?

Looking for a Windows (using Windows 7 specifically) equalizer program. Not sure how sound is setup in windows so I don't know if it would be a single EQ or different EQ depending on the source or ...
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NPY file viewer

I'm looking for a NPY (NumPy .npy format) file viewer for Windows 7. The Spyder that comes with Anaconda is quite OK but tends to be pretty slow when viewing arrays.
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Local Development Databases

Currently, I work in a company with about 20 developers, give or take a few, and am looking for a way to give each developer their own development database for dev/testing purposes. Each developers ...
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A Dropbox-like open source WebDAV sync client for Windows, written in C/C++/C#

I'm looking for something like ownCloud Client - a background app which syncs local folder with remove WebDAV storage accompanied with a desktop tool which has Dropbox-like UI (such as an icon in ...
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Software to generate geometric shapes

I am looking for a software for Windows such that able to make transformations (rotation, continuously changing one shape to another, etc) able to make 3D objects with good quality better you look ...
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Software for converting *.qmg files to *.png files

I've searched a lot to find a tool to convert .qmg files to .png, I didn't find a good source that's why I post a question here what is qmg file ? QMG files are included as part of a Samsung mobile ...
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Weather Live - elegant weather background / full screen app options?

Weather Live is a sleek and useful app for OS X that presents weather in a useful and attractive full screen fashion. See the background app here where I have underlaid it behind Radar In Motion and ...
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Tracking Attendance at Events

I'm looking for some vendor software to track attendees by scanning their ID badges at different events. Features I'm looking for: RFID compatability - Most readers are essentially USB keyboards, ...
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Program to log activity in the notification area

I am looking for a program - ideally free and supporting Windows 7 - to log whenever an icon appears or disappears in the notification area. E.g. the log would be something like: Datetime, ...
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Budget planning and maintenance

I'm looking for a software that can be used to keep track of a budget for a company. It should enable users to read and/or edit the budget. And if possible, it should support audit trial. The main ...
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Program to show USB speed

I'm looking for a program that can show the transfer speed of each connected devices. I'm not looking for the USB maximum speed i.e. the maximum signaling rate (which can be done using the USB View ...
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Agentless system monitor for multiple Windows machines

I need an application that, when running on a machine (the controller), can monitor basic system resources and network connectivity for about 20 Windows servers/clients (the nodes), all in the same ...
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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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I need an audio duplicate finder with 100% accuracy (acoustic fingerprinting?)

I'm in the process of archiving/remixing band files from long ago, when I just started out. My tagging/naming skills were non existent, so Ive got a lot of duplicates. I've tried myriad "...
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Looking for TTS (Text To Speech) offline software with both Windows/Linux support

I am looking for freeware TTS (Text To Speech) software for Windows or Paid Software (no subscription), which has also Linux support, as I will switch to Linux later! I just need something which will ...
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Read-only large file viewer (> 10 GB), including gzipped file

Note: I have already read Best viewer for large text files (> 10GB) and Text editor or reader for working with huge files in Windows but here the specific point is the compressed file support. In ...
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Practical internet browser for working with tons of tabs?

I Am looking for an internet browser, which has following features without installing abhorrent addons!!! And addons are security risk, you shouldn't be forced to use them period... Reorder its ...
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Record screen with audio in background (Windows)

I'm looking for a Windows program that can record my screen and the audio with that application while I'm doing other stuff on my computer. For example, I would like to record a live lecture on zoom ...
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