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

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Is there a program to control other computers from another computer?

Is there a good remote desktop software tool that I can use to control my Windows and Linux PCs from my Mac, and vice-versa? I don't care if it uses up lots of internet bandwidth. Desired features: ...
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Program to alert me whenever my webcam is turned on

I am looking for a program to alert me (notification window, email, etc.) whenever my webcam is turned on. If possible, it would log when the webcam is turned on and off. Ideally free Running on ...
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Lean and fast RTF (Rich Text File) editor with more features

Often, plain text files are sufficient to get an idea across (see this question). But sometimes you need more. But not so much more that you need to get all the hamsters together to fire up a ...
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Mass Video Trimming

I have a bunch of videos created with a 10 second intro in the front of each of them. They are all MP4 and basically I want to trim the first 10 seconds off each video. Is there a piece of software ...
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Plagiarism detection software/website for academic thesis/papers

I have written a thesis for my academic career at post-graduate level. I want to check whether I have unintentionally plagiarized some stuff from the published papers or other academic websites. I ...
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Free Markdown editor for Windows with tabs, live-view, tables

This question is closely related to Markdown editor for Windows with inbuilt live viewer inside the editor itself, but has some additional requirements: Must run on Windows (cross-platform welcome) ...
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XML inspection tool

I develop a lot with XML and use mostly XmlSpy. It's really great and also really expensive. I am looking for a cheaper/free alternative. Must-haves: XML grid view (viewing the XML structure like a ...
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Minimalist Document Management System

I seek a basic-features document management system. This DMS is to be used in a Windows/.NET organization where users submit various documents via email, upload, scanning etc. These documents need ...
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Simple, free PDF editor for Windows?

Does anyone know of a simple, free PDF editor for Windows? When I search, I find a lot of deceptive sites that say it's free but then there are 10 ads that look like download buttons and a virus ...
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Software for making Character Relationship Maps

I'm looking for software that can be used to create Character Relationship Maps similar to the ones below: My current system is Windows 7 SP1 64-bit. Ideally I'd rather a 32-bit installer and the ...
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Free anti-theft software for Windows

I'm looking for some anti-theft software similar to LoJack, but free. I would like the software to meet these requirements, Gratis Compatiable with Windows 10 Provides GeoLocation on device Provides ...
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Notetaking application that is programmer friendly

I'm having trouble finding a notetaking application for Windows(and hopefully Linux) that handles code snippets well. It can sync online, but I would prefer it to have good offline functionality. I ...
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Free antivirus for Windows XP that runs silently

I'm looking for a free (gratis) antivirus program for Windows XP that runs silently. By silently, I mean that I want a program that will automatically start, update itself, and scan without bothering ...
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Gratis XML editor with grid view

At work, we use XML Spy. It is very impressive, but it also costs Eur 399 for a single license. I am looking for an alternative; it must be gratis, for Windows (or cross platform), with full text view,...
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Lightweight PDF viewer to navigate through files in a folder

I have a rather large folder containing many PDF files. Opening each and every file from Explorer seems too tedious. Requirements Lightweight PDF viewer There is no need to offer advanced options. ...
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Remote Download Manager on Windows

I need a download manager that supports remote control like uTorrent client on Windows 8. I have a PC running Windows 8 at home and I want to add download links when I am at work remotely onto my ...
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Combine/merge separate Word docs into larger Doc?

I've got to produce a quite a few documents (perhaps 16 or so). The documents share a number standard sections. For example, each document will have a common Introduction, and each will include a ...
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Best backup apps for Windows? [closed]

Which apps are the best when it comes to backing up and restoring a machine running Microsoft Windows. Preferably they should have functionary like snapshot in Vmware or something else for backing up ...
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Free Context Menu Editor for Windows 10

I have quite a bit of programs on my PC and some of them put annoying context menu entries on my right click menu, for instance Super Anti Spyware and TeraCopy. I would like to be able to remove these ...
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Emulate an external monitor using VNC

I am looking for a program that can emulate an external monitor using VNC. I.e. the program would add a virtual display that can be accessible through VNC: clients connecting to the VNC would only see ...
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Gratis IDE/editor for Graphviz

I am aware of this question, but it is eight years old, and asking for an OS X app. Is there any gratis IDE/editor where I can edit my input text, split-screen, and immediately have the GraphViz ...
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A portable, free and simple video editor [duplicate]

Is there a free video editor that: do not require to register do not need to install, it is portable do not require to login do not install other unnecessary software have the basic function such as ...
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Software for Website Mockups (Win/Linux)

I would like software to help me design websites. I can code, but do anything visual on paper and in the browser. I know there may not be something I'm looking for as there are people still using ...
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Free portable instant messaging & audio/video calls for Windows, web, Android and J2ME

EDIT: I've changed my requirements. Also, Linphone didn't help me. I'm looking for a free, cross-platform, portable instant messaging service with which I can: Send instant messages Have emoticons ...
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Free GUI website builder for Windows 10

I'm looking for a GUI webpage builder, something similar to Pinegrow. My requirements for builder are: Drag and drop GUI interface Gratis Easy to use Being updated frequently Uses Bootstrap, Zurb ...
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WD My Passport Backup Software for Windows

I just recently got a portable hard drive for backups, and in starting to use the software that WD includes I have gotten annoyed by the lack of information that it gives. All it tells you is the ...
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Program to temporarily disable/mask a few selected monitors without reorganizing the windows

I have many monitors connected to my laptop and I sometimes want to focus on just one or two monitor without being disturbed by the other monitors. I am looking for a program that can temporary ...
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Emulate instruments with MIDI keyboard

I am looking for a program (preferably lightweight and free) that lets me use a Casio keyboard with MIDI to play or emulate an array of instruments. I am not looking into audio production at all so ...
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Audio & Video teleconferencing program, hosted on personal PC

Given the social distancing measures put in place as of late due to COVID-19, and people's distrust of large organisations like Google having access to their data or conversations, I have spent time ...
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Program to search for word repetitions in Word documents

I have a rather large document containing a lot of text, so I am seeking for a tool automating the process of finding word repetitions. Requirements Find word repetitions (which, for example, occur ...
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Good photo browser on Windows for 8K resolution?

I have been taking a lot of photos in 8K resolution lately that I need for a project and so far all the pictures I have taken occupy about 50GB space on my PC. The format of these photos is RAW so it'...
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Software for creating custom maps

I would like to build a custom map for a fictional city. I am searching for a software, to build the map with. I know that vectors software can do that, but I am wondering if something more WYSIWYG ...
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“program blocker” which blocks programs for a specified amount of time

I am looking for a free "program blocker" which blocks programs for a specified amount of time (e.g. 1 hour). The program must (at least) be able to anticipate the following "tricks" go to task ...
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Gratis Windows alternative to JSONbuddy

There's are a bunch of JSON viewers, editors, validators, exported, importers, converters out there, but I am looking for a gratis alternative to JSONbuddy. Deal make/break must have feature is a ...
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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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What software can I use to monitor the quality of my Internet connection?

I've been having a lot of problems with both of my Internet providers lately, and I'd like to start monitoring and graphing the quality of my Internet connections. My ultimate goal is to be able to ...
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Viewer for huge JSON files on Windows

I am looking for a JSON viewer for Windows that can: open decently large files (e.g. > 10 MB), unlike JSONViewer Notepad++ plugin (lags for ever), JSON Editor Eclipse Plugin (take over 1 minute to ...
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Diff tool for XML files?

I'm looking for a Windows based diff tool that shows me the differences between two XML files, but does this tree-based, not line-based. I.e. if a section has moved to a totally different place in the ...
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A screencasting tool for streaming programming tutorial?

I am asked to teach a programming class in a live video stream over the web. Everything seems to go well, but I've just found out that stream quality will be limited to Resolution: below (1024px * ...
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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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Disk space monitor - where did my disk space go?

I've been using WinDirStat for years to graphically show what directories take up the space on my disk, but that doesn't answer a very simple question: I suddenly have 1Gb less space than yesterday....
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Software to detect BPM and tag MP3 files

A friend of mine started using a music player and manager that can dynamically create playlists based on MP3 tags. He is happy with it, but the only thing missing for him (he works as a DJ sometimes) ...
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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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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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Image/Photo Viewer for Windows

I am looking for an alternative to Windows Photo Viewer that is able to view png, jpg, and gif. Windows Photo Viewer only supports static gif. Must haves: Lightweight; Loads fast. Avoids fancy ...
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Are there other products than Adobe's that support ClearScan or similiar?

Starting with Acrobat 9, Adobe engineers added a new flavor of OCR called ClearScan. The advantages of the ClearScan over Searchable Image OCR are both in size and clarity. The biggest innovation ...
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Cross-platform LAN messenger that can run on multiple user accounts of the same machine at once?

I'm looking for a (free) program that allows me to chat to other computers on my network (over LAN). Desired features: Internet connection not required Available for Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.6.8 (...
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C++ IDE for Windows with a rich feature set: Code completion, refactoring, etc

I'm looking for an Integrated Development Environment for C++ that should run on Windows 8. The program should ideally support the following features: Code completion/hinting Indentation assistance ...
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Is there an image viewer for Windows that auto-refreshes the image when it is modified?

The single most important feature I am looking for is that the image viewer auto-refreshes the image (while you are viewing it) when it changes on the disk. I have tried: Irfanview FastStone Image ...
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Backup software for Windows befitting my needs

I've done countless hours of research, tried tens of programs, and have yet to find a backup program that meets my specifications: It must: Support both file- and image-based backups. Save symlinks ...

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