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

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Send messages between Windows computers over network

I'm looking for a piece of software that can send plain text messages between two Windows computers on the same network. There used to be a Net Send feature in Windows, but when it came to XP SP3 I ...
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Windows software required to compare 2 folders through the tree to the leafs

Actually, I have got 2 versions of a folder which has multiple folders and files and has a max depth of 6, now I am not sure what changes I did in which file and in which version. Use Cases I need ...
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Software for managing the writing of a book

I am in the midst of writing a book. Beyond this the effort involves the creation of a universe in which the story takes place. As you can imagine keeping the workings of a universe, let alone the ...
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SQLite GUI editor

I'm working with SQLite. The database is used by a software. For some purposes I have to see the database and edit it. Can anyone recommend me software for doing this? Requirements: Show database/...
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File synchronisation tool for family

I'm looking for a (preferably free) application that I can use to keep a shared, synced directory with my family. We've been using Dropbox for this, except this has a limited maximum size; I'd like a ...
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Video editing software like Sony Vegas

I am looking for a free program - similar to Sony Vegas - that will allow me to creat professional-looking videos. This program would ideally have the following features: Ability to import existing ...
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Free Software Updater for Windows

I'm looking for a program that will automatically detect the software on my system and search for updates to it. I'd like to be notified if it detects updates so I can choose if I want to update each ...
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Disk space usage utilization analysis for Windows

I want to quickly find which files and folders are wasting the most space on Windows. Does anyone have any suggestions for fast, efficient, and intuitive disk utilities for this? Not the same ...
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Free DVD creation/authoring tool for Windows

I'm looking for a no-cost (or very low cost) DVD authoring tool for Windows. I've already got video that I shot and edited myself with another piece of software, and I've encoded it correctly for DVD....
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Program that can listen to a song and find out what it is?

I am looking for a program similar to Shazam on mobile, but for Windows 7 that can do exactly what it does on mobile which is: Identifying music being played in the surroundings. Ideally I would ...
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Tools for maintaining and deploying database schemas and data for SQL Server?

I'd like to maintain the schema and 'static' data of a SQL Server database as code in a version control system. I'd also like to be able to deploy specific versions of the database code to actual ...
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MBox Viewer for large files

I retrieved a backup of my email account with Google takeout. The back up a Gmail account is a .mbox. As a result, I'm looking for a program that would: be able to view a large .mbox, i.e. larger ...
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What software exists that can sync between two Windows PCs over LAN?

What software exists that can sync a specific directory between two Windows PCs over LAN and LAN only (i.e no cloud access requirements like dropbox)? Features I am looking for: Easy setup (GUI ...
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Learning English pronunciation

I want to improve my English pronunciation. Is there any program that could ask me to read some words or sentences aloud, record my pronunciation and then allow me to listen to my voice? The ...
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Automatic screen brightness adjuster

I'm sure there would be some freeware out there that does this, but for all my research I've failed to find anything! So what I want: a piece of software that uses the webcam to automatically adjust ...
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Font selection utitly

Is there any good software to help in choosing a font? I don't mean only a font manager, but a tool that helps comparing local fonts. It would also be very useful if the software can filter list of ...
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Minimalist Web browser: No tabs, no plugins, no bookmarks

I'm looking for a minimalist browser (for Windows) to view web apps (web 2.0) pages. Plain render of HTML and JavaScript. No tabs, no plugins, no bookmarks, no menu, no history, just an address bar. ...
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Photo editing software for Windows

I need to edit some images in Windows. I plan to do more than simple things (not just color / contrast correction, but removing spots and filling in missing areas). Don't have memory / GPU / CPU ...
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Virtual DVD/CD writer to emulate a physical writer and writable disk?

A friend had bought a HP dv7 Pavilion, which came with a licensed Windows 7 and its own utility software. It had an option to make a recovery disk which, of course, is quite useful. Now the problem ...
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What is a good hex viewer for Windows?

When I want to view the contents of a hex file, I have used in the past a plugin for Notepad++ called HEX-Editor which is alright but there has to be better. What other free programs can you ...
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Software to draw shapes in plain text file (ASCII/Unicode)

Sometimes I need to draw simple shapes into plain text documentation file. What application can do this? Last time I've used such an app under MS-DOS :) (It was called Flow or something like that.) ...
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Explorer-like FTP client for Windows, open source and well-maintained

I need an FTP client for Windows Requirements: Graphical and user-friendly Feels like a Windows Explorer window, supports drag and drop No nags/ads/spyware Open source Supports FTPS, SFTP, and all ...
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Find visually similar images for a given image file (on Windows)

I want a software for Windows to find visually similar images (pictures) on my hard disk. My need is it must find a given image is visually similar. That is, take a sample image as input and search ...
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Free text editor with full column mode support

If anyone out there is old enough to remember the ISPF editor on IBM mainframes, then you know what I mean. For the rest of you ... I am looking for a free editor which allows me to edit only ...
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Windows tool to set voice as password

I am looking for a program to authenticate my Windows operating system based on my voice and the words I speak. Requirements: Text password should be replaced with voice password Recognise voice ...
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A program to sort and rename photos (drag & drop)

I have a lot of pictures (2000) taken from different cameras and I want to order it and rename all of them preserving my order. I'm using windows 8. I know that I can select several pics, press F2 ...
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Dearchiver that can “intelligently” decide whether to extract into a new folder or not

Am I the only one who gets annoyed by these two related problems when extracting downloaded archives: I "extract here", which means all the contents of the archive will be dumped into the current ...
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View each frame of video and delete/edit them

I'm looking for a program that lets me view each and every frame of a video, and edit / delete specific ones. I want the program to: be free allow me to view each frame and delete a group of them by ...
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PDF reader for single user

I am looking for a lightweight PDF reader for single user which has these features: View mode: full screen, single page and continuous scrolling. Can zoom. Virtual printer Text search, bookmarks and ...
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Simple deployable web server

I’m looking for a self-contained HTTP web server that I can deploy to Windows and Linux machines to serve static files. It needs to be small and basic. Preferably I would be able to launch it (and ...
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Photo Editor: Stitching multiple images together

Does anyone know of an easy to use (and free) photo editor that will allow me to stitch three images together? Anything that works on Ubuntu 14.04 or Windows 8/8.1 is fine. The three images I am ...
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Software to recover deleted files from Windows

I need a good software to recover deleted files from Windows. Its specifications are - It should be free. It should recover maximum number of files with minimum time (I had used Piriform Recuva. It ...
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Split audio into many pieces

I need a tool to split my 45 second audio file on seconds: 3 6 8 12 14 17 20 23 25 27 30 33 36 38 41 43 Which software should I use (GUI is preferred)? Is there any that is free? I want to listen to ...
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Free alternative to Teamviewer? [closed]

I need an alternative to Teamviewer for Windows. I have tried UltraVNC but it requires port forwarding and I don't have access to the router. For some reason Teamviewer is asking me for a licence and ...
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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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Is there a Windows 7 program that allows images in a folder to be sorted by how visually similar they look?

I'm aware there are tons of programs that allow you to search a given folder for duplicate images and delete them, but are there any [programs/extensions/executables] that will function as an ...
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Adding subtitles to a movie

I am looking for a tool (for Windows), that I can use to add subtitles to a movie. The movie is a movie that I made myself, and obviously the subtitles contains the translation to a different language....
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Software (preferably cheap or free) that creates an index / database of every webpage I view online

I often find myself wanting to look up again something that I looked up previously, but I only remember parts of whatever it is. Running the search through the search engine sometimes helps, but when ...
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Software to capture screenshot in DOS mode

Many years ago I wrote a program in 320x200x 8 bit video mode. I'd like to capture the graphical display somehow from a Windows XP machine. I can run it on Windows XP in full screen mode, but the ...
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Software for writing novels

I started writing a science fiction/fantasy novel as a hobby, and I am looking for a software (other than Word) which make easier to write it. Here is what I am looking for: Must have: Free For ...
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SOCKS proxy server for Windows

I am looking for a program that can: provide a SOCKS proxy server support Windows 7 require no or little configuration
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Something similar to DDD debugger for Windows?

I really like the DDD debugger, because it offers a visual representation of data structures, like this: Googling returned no build for Windows, probably because it is a front end for the GNU ...
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.webm recorder like LICEcap

I've used LICEcap for a few years and always recorded pixel art with it with only a few colours. I started recording other 'stuff' with more colours lately but the quality was very bad. Example http://...
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Video player that displays multiple (3 or more) subtitle tracks at once

I'm looking for a video player that has an option to display multiple subtitles simultaneously. It needs to run on Windows 8.1 and I don't care about the price. Illustrative Example If you don't ...
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Direct computer to computer video chat

I would have thought it would be common but I can't find one currently; I'm looking for a chat protocol/app that: Runs directly between two computers (could be client-server relationship I don't ...
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What are free RS-232 terminal programs?

I've read signals from an AVR in university, but I forgot what software I was using. I can't seem to find any on Google. Maybe I am not looking right. What are some free UART software for AVRs? I ...
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Tool to manage all drivers

I would like a tool that helps manage drivers and not for just one type of hardware. Nvidia's program, for example, works fine, it prompts you, downloads and installs for you...for GPU drivers. I am ...
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How to recover data from old DVDs?

I have very important files (mostly videos) on my DVDs. But these DVDs are 3-4 years old and I have not used them in the meanwhile. Now, videos are not playable using the Windows Media Player, VLC, ...
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Windows plain text editor that allows to bold/italicize/indent

I write quite a bit in plain text files. A simple text editor, like Notepad, meets most of my needs when writing plain text files. But sometimes being able to bold or italicize a word is very useful. ...
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Speech recognition software for Windows that takes audio file as input and outputs text file

I am interested in speech recognition software for Windows, that takes an audio file of a podcast, say, in one of the standard formats (MP3, WAV, OGG, etc.), and outputs a transcription of the speech ...

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