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

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Full System Backup - Good Software [duplicate]

I have ordered an external hard-drive in order to perform a full system backup, but I'm not really sure which software I should use in order to do this. Are there any gratis and full software ...
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A Windows SSH client that isn't ugly

I know of PuTTY, but let's face it, PuTTY looks bad. Macs have some beautiful SSH clients. What about Windows? Anything stylish and modern?
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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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Software recommendation for wireless site surveys (WiFi?)

I'd love to find a good piece of software for performing wireless site surveys. I'm currently looking at TamoGraph but I'm curious to hear if anyone else has used alternate software that might be ...
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Looking for a portable color picker (from anywhere on the PC screen)

I'm looking for a way to find the HTML color code (HEX) for any image or point on the PC screen. For example, while viewing a web page, I sometimes require finding the HTML color of a certain point ...
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Is there a hassle free way to install and update generic software packages on Windows?

I am primarily a Linux guy but from time to time have to use Mac or Windows for whatever reason. On Linux, keeping the entire system up to date with the latest software releases is usually the work of ...
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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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Easily view Android 4.1+ log without installing SDK

I need a non-technical person to get their Android log. Before Android 4.1, apps like "Log Collector" did this easily. Starting from Android 4.1, apps can only read their own logs. The Android log ...
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A software to simulate a 3d building construction

I need a software that simulates a 3d building environment such that i can show components to be installed inside the building, for a presentation I would prefer something that runs on windows, and ...
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What is a good free program to open corrupted JPEG files?

Back story: I have about 15 photos (JPEG) that are corrupted files on a computer after accidentally deleting them on a SD. I have recovered them using Recuva, and tried File Repair to open the ...
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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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RSS reader for Windows with 2 panes and tt-rss sync

I'm looking for the perfect RSS Feed reader for my own use. Stuff I need: It needs to run on Windows - I run 7 and 8, so those definitely a 2 pane (not a 3 pane view) - with feeds on the left side, ...
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Increase volume of PC?

If I download any video, I can get enough volume because of VLC player. But when I play video online, like on YouTube or any other site, volume is really less. Can you please suggest any software ...
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Logical diagramming software

I am looking for software for a client, that will allow them to graph large and complex logical trees. It would need to be able to have it so you can specify some boolean and numerical variables, and ...
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Software to record Skype Conversations for Mac or Windows

I've been trying to record skype conversations that I have had with other professionals in my industry to share them among my colleagues. However, every single time I try to record one of the Skype ...
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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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Invoicing and accounting software?

I'm doing some work for a client of mine (upgrading systems, etc.), and they've asked me to simplify their billing process. It's a trucking dispatch company if that helps out. Here's the process now: ...
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Merging Visual Studio solution files

Is there a tool to merge several Visual Studio solution files (.sln) to a single solution file? Must have: merging the projects (.csproj) merging solution folders If it does not offer merging ...
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File integrity checker for Windows

I transfer many files over FTP but the latter does not check for file integrity after transfer. I'm looking for a program that can: check that 2 folders located on two different computers are ...
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Tool to create the schema.xml for a SharePoint 2010 List Template and Instance in VS2010

I wanted to create a list template and instance from within visual studio 2010 to easily incorporate some lists into a WSP. However, I would rather create the lists in a manner which is similar to ...
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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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HLS Playback functionality for WPF/WinForms

I'm looking for a library/plugin that provides HLS (Http Live Streaming) playback for Windows Presentation Framework or Windows Forms (That I'll them embed in WPF). The existing MediaElement class ...
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Free Wine Cellar Management Software

I am looking for a free software solution to be able to manage and track my personal/private wine collection. There are some wine cellar management software solutions out there (eg: “winebanq“ etc.), ...
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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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Free console TCP tunneling app or proxifier

I need an application that will make certain applications that have no proxy support by itself (browser, for example) to go through my SOCKS proxy server. Requirements: No GUI-actions needed (CLI ...
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Beautiful UML diagrams

Is there software to create beautiful UML diagrams? All UML tools I have used so far just generate ugly and pixelated diagrams which cannot be used e.g. in a marketing brochure. Last time I re-painted ...
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Securely share/view multiple monitors over LAN

I'm looking for screen-sharing software for working in pairs. For instance, Pair Programming, but it would not be used exclusively for programming, or even by programmers. I'm looking for something ...
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Download Manager for URLs in Windows [closed]

I have searched 'everywhere' for this... When I start a Google Chrome download, and if I want to pause the download and turn off my computer, the download fails. I need a software that would let me ...
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Alternative for Windows firewall

My system runs on Windows 8. I am not satisfied with the performance of Windows firewall. So I need an alternative for it. It should be light, fast and free. Which is a good one ?
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Media browser recommendation

Problem: I've got 2TB of videos, music, and images on my hard drives, and I've found my available tools to be too low-leverage on managing this anymore. Hence, I turn to the nice community of ...
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Free Blue-ray Movie Player

I am trying to find a good, free blu-ray movie player for my computer running Windows 8... Here are my current Options which I have looked into already: VLC Player 2.1 does support Blu-ray, but is ...
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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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Fast alternative for Adobe Reader on Windows

Can anyone recommend me a good alternative for Adobe Reader ? I need a software that is fast and light which works on Windows.
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Software to block a website in windows

I need to block some websites in my PC. It is running on Windows 8. I tried to block the website by editing the 'host' file in Windows/System32/Drivers/etc folder. Unfortunately it didn't worked. I ...
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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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Program to add a blank page if PDF has an odd number of pages

I'm looking for a program that can: add a blank page if the PDF has an odd number of pages (no action if the PDF has an even number of pages). It must be able to process several PDFs at once. (...
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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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A tool to troubleshoot DNS issues on Windows that isn't nslookup

I'm looking for something like dig on windows but without installing cygwin or other compatibility layers. http://www.digwebinterface.com is nice but only works for public zones. Sometimes ...
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Spotlight / Indicator-Synapse alternative for Windows

I tried Linux for a while, but for my own reasons I've turned again to Windows 8.1 One of the tools I really love in Linux was the Indicator-Synapse. A search bar in the taskbar with great ...
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BOOTP/DHCP that can be restricted to one network card

I'm looking for a BOOTP/DHCP Utility similar to the one from Rockwell Automation that can be restricted to one network card. I have multiple network interfaces on my PC, and I have a need to be ...
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Software to find and delete duplicate files in Windows 8 [duplicate]

Recently I copied a lot of photos and videos in my system. Now there is 2 or more than 2 copies of each in my system. I want to delete the copies. I don't have much time to look it by myself. Is there ...
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Alternative for CrossLoop

Since 31-01-2014 CrossLoop isn't available anymore. We used this a lot to give support to our technicians in the field. For us it was a perfect, and free, solution to take over their laptop while ...
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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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Disc burning software that can finalize discs after burning them

I need a program that can finalize a cd/dvd after data has been burned to it. A finalized disc will prevent any additional data from being written to it. I'm not looking to burn .iso files to the ...
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Secure, Remotely Accessible, Windows Password Manager

I am looking for a password manager to keep track of the plethora of work and personal passwords I have. Requirements: Windows Compatible (7) Remotely accessible from my android device (HTC1) Very ...
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Antivirus software for Windows 8 [closed]

I need free antivirus software with the highest number of features, like browser protection quick scanning deeps canning boot time scanning removal of bad extensions from the browser It should not ...
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Software to sync files between two folders like Dreamweaver

I am a programmer and my file types usually deal with text and images and sometimes other files like sound files and executables. I was using Dreamweaver till now for doing all the sync work and it ...
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Time management and scheduler for students

Please tell me if there is any software or freeware which allows me to just enter my study topic list and time given for each topic and it automatically generates a schedule for me accordingly. ...
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Follow appends to a file in real time (Windows equivalent of less F)

Is there a tool for Windows cmd which have a feature like the less F command on Linux? It doesn't need to be a cmd tool. The only thing it needs to provide is checking for new content and "auto-...
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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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