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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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File manager that use magic number/mime-type based file associations?

Many Linux file managers identify file type regardless of extension. For example, when I double click on a text file with whatever extension or no extension at all, it looks the contents of file and ...
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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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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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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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vCard-editor for windows

To manage some contacts on an mobile device I need an editor to create some vCard-files. The current source can export vcf-files in a very uncomfortable way and wrong format, so I have to edit each of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Draw simple 3D graphs and shapes in vector format

As an example, I want to produce the figure below. I drew this figure painfully in Powerpoint and want to find a better/more efficient way of doing this. Unfortunately, Powerpoint is the best solution ...
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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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Offline tool for validating a json file with respect to a json schema

I'm looking for a desktop application that lets you check whether a json file satisfies a certain json schema. I've found some web applications that do the job, though I have to use the tool on ...
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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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Tool or IDE for comfortable AutoHotKey (AHK) macro management?

Do you know about tool or IDE which allows comfortable management of AutoHotKey macros? I know many ways how to edit them directly in text file. For example using Notepad++. But since I have 200+ ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Remote desktop software where every remote client has their individual desktop session of the host, so that each client can work independently

Microsoft's RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) supports multi user/session remote access, where every remote client has their individual desktop session of the host system, so that each client can work ...
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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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Disk management tool/suite for Windows disks and flash media (application, not LiveCD)

I've been looking for a disk management suite for a while and come across mentions of GParted, but that's for Linux. I"d like to know if there are any comparable GUI-based products on Windows. In ...
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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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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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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 device would return absolutely ...
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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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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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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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Text recognition (OCR) for screenshots

I find text recognition (OCR) has gotten quite well for scanned papers. Such software needs to deal with tilting, noise, dust and dirt, but the high resolution of the scans (150 dpi or more) seems to ...
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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 lock files when open to prevent edit conflicts

I'm looking for a third party Windows tool that can automatically create a lock file when it is opened by someone. I am experimenting with files such as plain text, AutoCAD and Photoshop stored on ...
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Any cross-platform email client?

I have been searching for a good cross-platform email client for a really long time. Here are my requirements and a few shortcomings of popular clients. Requirements: At least available on Android, ...
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good software to practice communication skills

I stammer at times and this is becoming a big obstacle for me in any interviews and in daily life.I am trying to overcome this by practicing Read out the article by seeing and record it Say some ...
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Diagram drawing software 'freehand' style

A simple question please, I search a free (if possible) software (on windows) which allows to draw this kind of diagrams (as by hand):

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