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

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Lightweight personal document management recommendations (open source/.net)

I'm looking for a lightweight, personal document management system to enhance Windows File Explorer. I prefer something open source, .NET-based (or rather, not Java-based) that isn't dependent on IIS--...
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Hourly screenshot taker

I'd like to take a screenshot on an hourly basis (with an option for as short as minutely, or long as daily would be nice). And automatically delete previous day's/week's screenshots. It'd be nice ...
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Scientific paper reader app for windows

Recently I have been reading a lot of scientific papers and I would like a PDF reading app that can help me read the document more easily. Specifically, I would like to be able to hover a link in the ...
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XMPP or LAN messenger where pasted images are directly shown to recipient

I'm looking for a XMPP or LAN messenger where users can paste images from the clipboard and the pasted images are directly shown in the chat window (or a separate window) to the recipient without the ...
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Gratis software for cross-platform VoIP (replacement for Skype)

Me and a couple of friends have decided to play the game called OpenArena (and open source version of Quake III) together some day this week. When we play games we like to be able speak to each ...
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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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screen recorder that saves incoming audio

I am going to be joining a couple of Skype sessions and I would like to record just the screen and incoming audio. Is there an screen recorder for Skype that can record incoming audio but not outgoing ...
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How can I tell if I am downloading/saving duplicate images?

I am looking for a program for Windows that ideally works like Google Image Search however I want a program that scans a particular folder and compares all images in that folder that I choose or if I ...
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Windows clipboard manager with support of copy by select and paste by middle-mouse

I'm looking for a clipboard manager for MS Windows which would support the X.org way of copy/pasting by selecting/middle-mouse-button-clicking. Preferably free/open-source.
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Yoink alternative for Windows

Is there any program like Yoink for Windows? Yoink is a program that allows you to store multiple files in a panel to copy or cut and paste them at your directory. To get the file, you need to hold ...
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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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Media Manager similar to iTunes for Android

I recently bought an Android device after several years as an iOS user. One of the things I liked about iOS was iTunes. It organizes my media files nicely and makes it easy to sync with my device. Is ...
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SQL Server/Oracle/MySQL database tool for developers (DDL Manipulation, stored procedures, triggers, OLEDB, ADO.NET)

I'm looking for a Database tool for developers with the following features: SQL querying Can be connected to SQL Server, Oracle and MySQL. Can run on Windows and Linux distros DDL Manipulation (...
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Open source OMR software

Is there any open source OMR (optical mark recognition) software for making and analyzing templates? Requirements: Generates and reads exam sheets like in schools Is open source Does not require ...
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OCR tool for images on Windows [duplicate]

There are a few ocr questions on this site, but they are either only for Linux, or only for PDFs. So I am looking for a tool that converts images with text into editable text (.doc / .txt). It ...
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vCard converter

I am looking for a program, preferably command line or web based, that will convert .vcf files. Specifically, I am looking to convert VCARD VERSION 2.1 To VCARD VERSION 3.0
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Setting a keyboard shortcut to paste a specified text

How can i set a keyboard shortcut to paste a specified text always? ( windows 7) I want to specify my password to a keyboard shortcut to use in logins.
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Creating a “virtual disk” using multiple storage devices

I have a disparate set of storage devices (hard-drives, thumb-drives...) that I would like to use in a specific way. I need a tool to: Combine several storage devices and "consolidate" them into a ...
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Alternative note apps to marginnote in Windows environment

I'm looking for a windows app to take notes and highlight texts in pdf and making outliners and mindmap efficiently. After some research, I found the closet app is marginnote, but there is only has ...
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GUI scraper allowing the extract a specified element of a webpage for a list of URLs having a similar structure

I am looking for a program that can extract a specified element of a webpage for a list of pages having a similar structure. To put it otherwise, I would first specify the location of the text that ...
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Tool for Software Development in Cloud

I am not sure if this is the right place for this question, so please suggest a different forum which better suits my question. I am looking for software/cloud/browser application to develop ...
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Text or summary extractor from webpage

I look for a software or add-on (Firefox) to extract the main text of a webpage. For example for a Wikipedia article it must extract the article and omit the navigation bars, references or headers ...
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Windows Remote Control?

I am trying to control Windows 8 from a remote client. As soon as I login though, the session on the remote computer is logged off to give it to my remote session. What I am trying to do is to ...
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wxMP3gain equivalent for FLAC files

I need an easy-to-use program that supports lossless volume normalization for FLAC files. I'm aware of programs like MP3gain and wxMP3gain, but these—surprise, surprise—only support MP3 ...
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Wirelessly Transfer Files between Android and Windows without Losing Modified Timestamp

I am looking for software that allows the user to wirelessly transfer files from Android devices to Windows computers while maintaining the modified timestamp (aka datestamp or simply "date and time") ...
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Tool that allows pasting clipboard by iterating over contents and emulating key presses?

There are a few proprietary software suites that we use on a daily basis, where we're required to enter data manually into several form fields, which is fairly error prone. Simple clipboard pasting is ...
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Countdown, Timer & Alarm Clock software with very specific features

Looking for the following features, or help creating them myself, in an as small an amount of separate programs as possible. OS: Windows 10. Android would also be interesting, but strictly optional, ...
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Edit multiple Android contacts

I had to export my Android contacts and then import them. Now I have a mess. All the contacts are offline contacts - they are NOT synced with the Empire... I mean Google. After the import, the ...
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Calculator without on-screen keyboard

Since everyone has limited space and I use my calc by numpad (faster), is there any calculator (or option to the Windows 10 calculator), to hide the on-screen keyboard (the buttons with numbers)?
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Secure email client for Windows and Android

After asking this question it looked like K9 was the answer for me. Now I see that there is no Windows version of K9, so here's the same question again, but for Windows & Android, the same client ...
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QR scanner for making trade fair shopping lists

Is anyone aware of an android/iPhone app that would allow customers to go scan a barcode/QR code on an item and create an order list, that could be exported for our manufacturing orders? Bullet ...
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Ocr that recognizes this specific image

I've tried Tesseract, Asprise and Abbyy, but they all fail on this image. Abbyy just gives an empty output and the other two convert the "6" to a "5". I've also tried on newocr.com, which can't read ...
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Android-Windows 8: What software do you recommend to screencast playing a game?

What software do you recommend to make a screencast of a game? Similar to this would be ideal. For Windows 8, I have seen that Camtasia is good for other software in the desktop.. but Is it different ...
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Windows video player that can play from SFTP source

I'm looking for a video player for Windows that can read videos from SFTP source (like Archos Video Player on Android). I know that VLC can do it but you need to enter URL and authentification every ...
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What is the most effective free software to train typing speed on Windows 10 for a user that types 55 WPM?

My typing speed is 55 WPM. I type blindly and use all 10 fingers. What's the best free software to train typing and increase my typing speed?
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Visual database design tool for MySQL 4.*

I am looking for a visual database design tool that: integrates SQL development can browse databases and tables graphically supports the connection method TCP/IP over SSH (like MySQL Workbench) ...
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Windows Tool for automatic regular screenshots

Windows Tool for automatic regular screenshots Somehow similar to Hourly screenshot taker but for time tracking and so with other requirements: Lossless image format (preferrably PNG) multi monitor ...
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Application that shows rar-archives as normal files

Does anyone know of a software that allows mapping whole folders/drives (not just one archive) and show rar/zip/..-archive content as plain files? To be used with for example Plex as they removed ...
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Viewer for Performance Monitor logs

I have some huge Microsoft Performance Monitor logs capturing data over several days. While I was quite happy viewing smaller logs, I now find that Performance Monitor is not good at zooming and ...
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Free secure wipe software for Windows that processes free space

I'm looking for a "safe erase" application overwriting free space with random data in its cost-free version. Plus can "safely erase" selected files as well. Many programs for secure data erasure will ...
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Simple lossless video editor for Windows with MP4 support

I'm just trying to cut parts of an MP4 file. What I've looked at already: VirtualDub was great but it doesn't support MP4 files. Even with the FFMpeg Input Plugin, it can't save in Direct Stream Copy ...
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Software to visualize web traffic [closed]

I want the software to visualize web traffic in real-time and provide me with geeky data. The more data, the better. Preferences: Open Source Platform: Windows
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qr-code reader for windows

i'm looking for a program which runs on windows and can read/decode qr-codes. at this state i'm happy for every suggestion, but the more requirements it hits the better: must run on windows must ...
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Local “document management” solution

I am looking for a local document/content management system that will allow me to store a wide array of file types in with either filters or tags to search for. Expanding on this, I would want a ...
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Software to draw state diagrams and asm charts?

I would like to draw state diagrams and asm charts like these (under Win7): Any recommendations? Can these be done with Microsoft Visio?
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Tool to validate the integrity of my data files

I am a little concerned about one of my disk drives and afraid that I might be overwriting good backups of it with corrupt files. I would like a tool which recursively scans all directories and tests ...
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Windows Encrypted Virtual Hard Drive but not Bitlocker or Truecrypt? [duplicate]

So if I want a virtual encrypted hard drive on my Windows 7 or 8 machine (i.e. an encrytped file that can be mounted like a hard drive) generally I would have used TrueCrypt for that. However it seems ...
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Email client to handle gigabytes of mail efficiently

I have a habit of never deleting an old mail (which proved useful many times over the years), I keep a busy digital life, and I am involved in many Web projects which involve receiving lots of email. ...
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Edit video file while retaining the original format

I need a piece of Windows software that can edit (split, trim, concatenate, etc) both common (MP4) and relatively-uncommon (MKV) video formats while retaining the original format (resolution, bitrate, ...
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Plugin to enable HTML tag auto-closing in Notepad++

Is there a plugin for Notepad++ that works with Windows and automatically creates closing tags/brackets when writing HTML and CSS? For example, when writing <ul> it would create some <li>&...

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