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

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PDF library management and viewer

I look for a PDF viewer which also offers some sort of document management. I have a lot of PDF files which I wish to tag, classify, … Then I look for a PDF viewer with at least the following ...
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Basic video editing and DVD creation software for Windows?

I'm looking for some software to let me to cut/splice some home video, then make a DVD I can play in a DVD player. An additional feature that would be nice is if I could edit the audio levels of the ...
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Torrent client with continuous file download

I'm searching for a torrent client with following features: Continuously download a file (so video files can be viewed while downloading) Prioritize first and last piece of a file (without last piese ...
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Chat history database

I frequently use chat and similar means of communication with friends, teammates and other people. But I use a variety of programs and sites to do so, like Skype, Whatsapp, a few social networks, SMSs ...
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Windows software to automatically trim edges of photographs of documents

Can anyone recommend gratis Windows software to automatically trim the edges of photographs of documents? Must have an option to adjust for perspective. The program does not need to take the actual ...
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Software to find duplicated pictures using visual representation for Windows

I want an application/software that is able to find duplicated pictures and organize them one next to each other in a group. I would like an app that actually has visual representation of the ...
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Efficient IT asset management software

I'm looking for an IT asset management software to store records of (at least) machines and installed applications. It will be used to inventory a large group of Windows workstations and Linux servers....
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Cloud storage consolidation application

Is there any software to consolidate cloud services like Dropbox, Copy, Google Drive etc.? I would like to get one desktop application (for Windows 7) to add files to all of them (and choose to which ...
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Tiling window manager for Windows

I want to use a tiling window manager on Windows 10. Using my keyboard for everything but window management has become tiresome. Must support Windows 10 (Integrating with the new virtual desktops ...
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Simple XML formatting tool (Windows)

At work, we remove newlines from our logs to help prevent log-forging attacks. I have tools that can format XML such as my IDE (NetBeans) and SOAPUI, but they take forever to launch and aren't ...
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Word translation tool with mouse click?

I am learning Spanish. And I read texts in Spanish on my computer (normally PDFs) where I want to translate words I don't understand with a click of my mouse. It takes way too much time to copy the ...
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SSH implementation for cmd.exe

Is there an SSH2 implementation that will run in the Win32 console (i.e. cmd.exe)? As far as I know (correct me if I'm wrong) I know of the following SSH implementations: PuTTY - Doesn't run in the ...
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Portable app for calculating one (selectable) hash for a selected file?

Strange enough, but I can't find a portable application for calculating one distinct hash (type, like SHA256, SHA512, Whirlpool, SHA3?) for a selected file! This is all I've found: ...
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“Computer time” monitor for children

I’ve been asked by a neighbour for a (ideally gratis) utility for Windows® that allows him to set “computer times” for his children, with rules like this (example that shows the sort of flexibility ...
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Portable offline virus scanner for a low-memory system

I have low system memory and work in a pretty safe environment so don't feel it wise to have a big antivirus running in background all the time. I also have multiple systems so a portable AV that I ...
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iOS Emulator for Windows

I'm looking for an iOS emulator for Windows. I would like this software to meet the following requirements: Works on Windows 10 Emulates latest iOS (Currently, 9) Runs iOS apps Emulates an iPad ...
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Remote Desktop Software from Linux to Windows

What software can I use to reach Windows from Linux via Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)? Windows supports remote desktop protocol in almost all versions, and the mstsc command exists in all modern ...
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What's a good keystroke macro recorder and replayer on Windows?

I use macros a lot and I'd like to use them regardless of which program I'm using. I use them most when refactoring code. The problem is that Visual Studio's macro recording and playback engine is so ...
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Suggest a good video converter for Windows OS [duplicate]

I need a free video converter that works on Windows OS. It should accept any type of video file as input and also it should be able to convert to any type of video format. Also it should be fast. ...
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College/university time table generator

At our college, the total number of faculty members is almost close to 80 and six graduate courses are being run, every course has 8 semesters. In every semester, teachers have to teach a huge number ...
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Windows PC as a bluetooth gamepad

I want to use a gamepad via bluetooth, but I only have a wired Xbox 360 controller. Is there some kind of software I can use to turn my Windows PC into a bluetooth gamepad? I.e. pair a mobile device ...
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PDF editor that can arrange pages visually (on a page-thumbnail grid…)

I'm looking for a Windows freeware that: can remove a page (example: remove page #7 from a 50-page PDF, and save the result as PDF) can move a page (example: move page #23 from a 50-page PDF to the ...
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Need Time Tracking/Billing software that meets specific use scenario

I’m trying to find a time-tracking program that will meet our needs as a company. We're an IT consulting firm and have different contracts with each client, each of which includes an allotted amount ...
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Gratis Outlook addin that can sync with Google Calendar

Now before we get going here, yes I did read this question and found it was not suitable for my needs. I am simply looking for an addin for Outlook that can do a two-way sync (both read and write ...
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Windows program to “mount” a remote CMIS folder

Is there any program that emulates a Windows filesystem folder or drive to show a remote CMIS folder and its content, just like if it were present on the local disk? I am not looking for a tool like ...
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Computer Forensic Timeline Tool for live system

I am troubleshooting PCs and many times I'd like to find out what a user did before the PC or programs of the PC stopped working. The tool should at least collect information from: Add/remove ...
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An intelligent unzipping program for windows

Oftentimes I'll have one of two problems when unzipping an archive in windows. Either I'll get a duplicate folder structure Extract to "New Folder\": Downloads\NewApp.zip Downloads\NewApp\ Downloads\...
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Any smart database schema comparison tools?

I need a tool which can receive the schemas of a master and a target databases (generated by a tool e.g. mysqldump -d --routines --triggers --events) and generates an update script to update the ...
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Software version list [closed]

I work in an IT support company, so I keep a cache of offline installers for common software for myself and my colleagues, as it is VERY useful for use when updating my own computers, setting up ...
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Tiny requirements management tool for single user

I'm looking for a tool that can help in requirements analysis. I want to use it for a product manager who has almost no experience with requirements management yet. It must be simple enough so that ...
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Auto sync libraries on two machines without storing data with 3rd party

I have two laptops. I use them interchangeably and want a system where a "shared" library is synced between the two machines, such that if I create/change/delete a file on machine A, the same happens ...
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Which password manager encrypts my passwords locally?

In light of all the recent hackings on the news, I no longer trust the cloud. Theoretically, if I use a cloud-based password manager (like LastPass or Dashlane), someone could hack into that service's ...
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Microsoft Word to PDF Converter

I am looking for a freeware to convert Microsoft Word (.docx or .doc) to PDF. It would be nice to use this without installation. I would like it to run on Windows and do not want any online ...
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IP Camera Viewer

I am looking for software, a web application, or website for viewing IP camera streams from an Android device. Must Haves: Ability to view/connect multiple streams at once Ability to load sound with ...
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Software for fast switching (only keyboard) to specific window

I am searching for a software for fast searching between windows for Microsoft Windows. I want to be able to see the titles, and decide the window I want to open by title. I want to be able to start ...
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Need a simple software to manage tasks and their prerequisites with graphical chart

I need a software to manage my tasks. I cant use simple to do list soft wares because as far as I know they do not support prerequisite. of course I prefer to use a simple software, not a professional ...
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Managing offline learning video courses

I am looking for Calibre-like software to manage off-line learning video (such as from coursera, Lynda or from no-name author) courses saved on local disc. All courses can be tagged and filtered by ...
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Bluetooth headphone manager for Windows

The default bluetooth manager for windows (in the control panel) really sucks. Its not easy to reconnect devices, which I frequently need to do when switching from my phone. Are there any alternatives ...
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Windows Snipping Tool Replacement? [duplicate]

Does anyone know of a good Windows Snipping Tool Replacement? I changed my programs file to a different drive and it hasn't worked since. lil help :)
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Simple method to store additional set of bookmarks for Firefox browser

I often come across interesting websites while browsing with Firefox. These are sites that I may, or may not, have time to go back to view. I don't want to add these sites to the regular Firefox ...
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Free email address extractor

I am looking for a software or an add-on to automatically extract email addresses from a website. Requirements: free search entire website or a single page gets the pattern of the email address in ...
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Software for emulating multiple desktops on Windows

Many years ago I tried using multiple desktops through some factory-installed software (NVidia Desktop Manager, or something like that) on my work computer. It was nice when it worked, but would often ...
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Audio file player with wall-clock time display

I record about 1hrs worth of sound on an Olympus voice recorder at certain times of the day—say 4:30pm to 5:30 pm—with sounds happening at various times (that I write down). When playing back I want ...
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Voice/Speech recognition software for programmers

I'm looking for a software which will convert the speech to code. Now am specifically asking this question for users who are keen to program but unfortunately they cannot type for some reason and this ...
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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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Text editor with tile view

I am looking for a Windows text editor that allows me to tile 3-4 files inside one window. Basically like this "Tile Tabs" Firefox add-on. Currently I am using Notepad++ with multiple instances to ...
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Windows text editor for editing files hosted on remote linux server

I am using a Windows-7 PC and I have to edit and save files which are stored on a Linux server which I usually access using PUTTY and edit them using Vi editor. Vi editor is hard to use for me (as I ...
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Flash player that doesn't try to sneak in extra software [closed]

I'm unhappy with Adobe for adding an easy-to-miss checkbox to automatically install McAffee when I updated my Flash version. I don't think a big company like that has any excuse sneaking %&*^ware ...
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Video player which makes displayed subtitles selectable as text

I'm looking for a video player that makes displayed subtitles select-able. If you don't understand what I mean, this is an illustrative example of exactly what I need: Let's consider that I'm playing ...
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Lightweight Windows Software for Printing to PDF

I'm not looking for a browser extension. Windows already has that ability with "Print to PDF". But it only seems to work in the browser, or in say MS Office. So, when I need to print something to PDF ...

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