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

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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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Windows software to easily arrange models when designing a computer case?

I'm an enthusiast with friends that can manufacture single pieces of CNC cut and milled metal, and I cannot find a perfect computer case for my needs. My friends can't find ones for them, either, and ...
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Email viewing software for Windows

I use smtp4dev when I develop web stuff using my local Wamp Server, allowing me to catch emails sent out from what i'm developing/testing. At work where i have my work email configured in Outlook when ...
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IRC client for very popular channels

I find myself watching streams with huge amounts of viewers (30k+) and joining the chat makes my IRC client (Hexchat) freeze and/or crash at times as it tries to list all the users and keep up with ...
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VPN with straightforward, reliable configuration directions

We have a rather conventional Windows shop with MS Server 2003 and corresponding Exchange services at a single site. We have some offsite (travelling laptops, stationary workstations) systems that are ...
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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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Win32 font rendering utility and previewer

I'm looking for a free tool I used several years ago (late 2000's). It was a windows application aimed at Win32 developers. It helped in previewing the results of font rendering based on the super ...
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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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Open source program to copy the contents of a Windows text file to the clipboard

Background I build a lot of text files in my $DAYJOB, which are then submitted to a review board in a very complicated Excel document. The contents of each text file must be pasted into a TextBox on ...
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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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Highlight words or phrases in a text in sync with an audio or video file

I am working with creating children's "video" books which: Display a static image from a page spread in a book Play an audio file of the text on that spread Displays the text of that page across the ...
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A software to monitor GPU temperature changes

It happens quite often that while playing heavy games, my laptop shuts off due to GPU overheat. I need a software that does the following: Records GPU temperature When the temperature reaches a ...
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Software to text-search a LARGE set of files (ebooks)

Looking for a Windows program (similar to "Everything") that can: Scan a very large (2-3TB, 10,000s or even 100,000s of files in 1,000s of folders) directory recursively For each "text" file, index ...
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Windows Services tracker

Sometimes, I need to hunt down what changed in my Windows Services (more specifically, what errant idiot of a program (or in worse case, malware) installed a new automatically-started service that is ...
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Windows startup manager

Looking for a program to manage which applications are started up when Windows PC starts. Requirements: Free (gratis) "Manage" means ability to permanently remove any given set of programs from ...
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A program to extract passwords from my Firefox profile

UPDATE: The question assumes there's no master password set in FF that protects the password DB. As far as I'm aware, Firefox profiles store your website passwords in cleartext (or at least, not in ...
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Program to sync tracks' metadata from Traktor to Rekordbox

I'm looking for a program that can: sync tracks' metadata from Traktor to Rekordbox. I'm essentially interested in converting Traktor cues to Rekordbox. Ideally, I wouldn't have to reanalyze the ...
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Windows 8 application to allow two users per single PC

Currently I'm running VMWare Workstation and I'm able to have me and one other user play League of Legends using separate peripherals. The graphics are a bit choppy when huge fights happen (due to ...
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A program that sends me a message to my smartphone whenever someone start my computer?

Does there exist a program that sends me a message (email accepted) to my smartphone whenever someone start my computer? I need it because I want to know when someone uses my computer when I'm not ...
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Batch-add watermarks with unique text for each picture

I have over 500 pictures that I need to watermark with text that will be different for every image. For example, if I have a picture of a building I want to watermark the name or address of this ...
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Program to combine several PDFs so that the first page of each PDF has an odd page number

I'm looking for a program that can: combine several PDFs so that the first page of each PDF has an odd page number in the combined document (e.g. by inserting a blank page if needed at the end of ...
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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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Program to search for a keyword in the services' descriptions

I was trying to find services that take care of USB ports and it was painful to look through the services' descriptions: I am looking for a program having the following features: Can search for a ...
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Library to view Word files in .Net

What libraries are available to open and graphically edit .docx files? I need to present forms provided as word files, show them to the user and let them fill in the fields, and then print it. I've ...
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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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TV with relevant information

I've got a 32" LG Smart TV and I was wondering if there exists some software for either the TV or something I can run on a computer and then connect the computer to the TV for displaying daily ...
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Common tool to run software in cross platform operating systems?

Scenario and example In Windows, software usually comes with the extension .exe. I know I can run .exe files in Linux operating systems using third party tools like Wine. Likewise, there may be a ...
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Automatic USB syncing based on what USB is connected

I'm looking for a program that automatically copies certain folders from my PC to my USB storage device. The program needs to: distinguish between different USB storage devices Overwrites data to USB ...
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Windows software to record a USB web camera in full HD (similar to “Flix”)

I am going on a smaller roadtrip and am wanting to make a time-lapse. I purchased a windshield mount, long usb cable, and an HD webcam to do the capturing. I have an existing laptop to do the ...
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Windows application for taking screenshot of current active window

I know on Windows 8 you can use this hidden shortcut to take a screenshot of the screen and copy it to your clipboard, but I'm looking for an application where I can either set up a shortcut or has ...
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Software that can control Phone from PC through bluetooth?

Anyone know if there is software that can take control of the phone playback functionality through Bluetooth in the similar matter the car radio does when you pair your phone to it. I have Nokia ...
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Tool for generating images used as background for CSS themes

Some web frameworks are basing on using PNG images as backgrounds. Some of them are simply 1xN pixel PNGs with single color, others contain gradient (going from color X to Y). For example, I'd like ...
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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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Program to automatically extract the slides from a video

I have a video that presents a bunch of slides (e.g. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6V7WOMICC08). I would like to get the slides from it. I am therefore looking for a program that would: ...
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Program to automatically save “Who's viewed your profile” on LinkedIn without upgrading?

I'd like to keep track of the people who view my profile LinkedIn without having to upgrade my account. I am therefore looking for a program that would: automatically save “Who's viewed your profile” ...
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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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IMAP to disk mail archiver

I need a mail archiving tool that can connect to an IMAP server (port 25 / TLS) can fetch incoming and outgoing emails (certain folders) batch save them to disk as HTML with a configurable filename ...
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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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Media player that will remember my last position

I'm currently using Windows Media Player for watching DVDs. Unfortunately if I close the player, I lose my position. My main requirement is that I want a player that will remember my position, even if ...
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Software to log employee activities and restict access in remote locations

We are trying to log all the employee work data on a daily basis. But the problem is we have branches at remote locations (non profit educational organization) where internet connections are very slow....
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Program to find tracks with no Traktor hot cues

I use Traktor to place hot cues in tracks. I am looking for a program that could List all tracks contained in a folder (and its subfolders) that have no Traktor hot cues Preferably I would like to ...
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Plain text editor that supports vertical text (for Chinese, Japanese, etc)

I would be interested to find a plain text editor that provides a mode for vertical text. Chinese and Japanese can both be written either left-to-right in rows going from top to bottom, or top-to-...
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Voice chat software for communicating through LAN (does not require an Internet connection)

I'm looking for software that can be used for voice chatting through LAN. The software will be mainly for home use and while playing LAN games. Due to our spotty Internet connection, and to avoid ...
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Free software to reverse engineer existing complex database diagrams in SQL Server 2008+

Up until a few years ago I used Microsoft Visio to reverse engineer an existing database to a diagram. This feature has been deprecated for a while now, and I'm rather stuck in finding an alternative. ...
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Antivirus for virtual Server 2012 R2 without additional installation requirements [closed]

Looking for antivirus to run on virtualized Server 2012 R2 but trying to establish which do not have additional install requirements & overhead. We had decided on GFI:Vipre but have now ...
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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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Backup tools with customizable path

I create my backup on an external hard drive disk which contains several partitions (because it's also a Media Center HDD). I'm looking for a light and gratis tool which allow me to save my data with ...
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Tool/App for real-time event documentation

I'm in the planning stage for a small research project where we're trying to establish how distractions affect the workflow in an operating room. The idea is to observe the operation and document ...
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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 ...