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

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Open-source SSH terminal client for Windows with tabs, private key auth + more

Moving here a question locked on ServerFault, with some refinements: since nothing assures you that closed-source terminal emulators don't phone home with your login details or private keys, I'm ...
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Do any archive manager programs allow browsing hidden files in .iso's? [closed]

I am on Windows 7 and looking for a tool to view hidden files inside ISO images. I have tried two archive packages (WinRAR and 7-Zip) and have tried mounting the image but to no avail. What should ...
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RSVP to Facebook events without using Facebook

Every time I log into Facebook I end up wasting time checking my notifications and/or browsing the newsfeed. Is there a Windows application or webapp that allows you to view the events you have been ...
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SFTP application with Windows Explorer integration that supports uploading

I tried Swish already and it didn't work for me as it only let me download and view files. I much prefer it over Filezilla or any other standalone client, is there a program that can integrated with ...
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Is there an application that will allow me to paste an ISO 8601-compliant timestamp into content?

I am looking to write/build (or download a freeware application that fulfills the need I have expressed) an application that would run in the notification area and that, when clicked, would send a ...
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Line by Line Source Control Indicator Plugin for Visual Studio

I am looking for a plugin for Visual Studio that would give me the indicator functionality similar to that of GitGutter for Sublime Text. I'd like it to work with SVN (or better yet agnostic to the ...
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Free load testing tool for Silverlight

Do you know some free tool that allows load testing of a Silverlight application? After searching at web I know that two good free load testing tools are JMeter and LoadUI, but I am not sure if they ...
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Web-apps recording/replay software

I have been attempting to implement a system with my company that will record data sent over the web and make it possible to make edits to the information and replay it. It will be fine if the ...
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Utility to enable “Always On Top” mode for any window in Windows 8.1

I'm looking for an application which will allow me to pin any arbitrary window running in Desktop mode in Windows 8.1 to the top, meaning it'll always be above the window I'm actively using. Similar ...
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Windows tool for code comparison that supports FTP

I need a suggestion for a code comparison tool. It should be able to compare a website code with a local copy (via FTP) It should be able to visualize the source code highlighting the differences It ...
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HTML to PDF pretty-printer (renderer)

For documentation purposes, I need an application or plugin, which targets the creation of PDF out of web pages and goes beyond the rudimentary features provided by common browsers. Must haves ...
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Convert asc to doc files

I have several files in .asc format. They contain text and images with markdown from github. I tried to open them with Microsoft office and then save them in doc, but I want the visual format of ...
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Is there a utility that would allow me to use my GoPro as a webcam / mic?

I've got a nifty GoPro Hero 3, which I love. Something that I really like about it is the ultra-wide angle capture, and I'd love to be able to use it for Skype calls, Google + hangouts and other video ...
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Program to auto crop images into headshots

I currently have to take an image provided to me and crop it down to be considered a headshot. The problem is that this could be a few hundred photos a week. Does anyone know how to do this ...
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Tool to control windows network traffic (Internet Speed)

I work on web development, therefore, in some rare situations I need to test our site and mimic different users' environments such as internet connection. Because if the internet connection is very ...
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Keyboard and Mouse sharing between Windows and OSX

At work I use both Mac OSX (laptop) and Windows (desktop). I frequently have to switch between keyboards, the mouse and the trackpad. I'm looking for recommendations for software that allow for ...
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What is a good newbie-friendly graphical Git client for Windows?

Personally I'd just install Cygwin and proceed with the usual *nix shell tools, but I need to make a software recommendation to some clients that need something a bit more newbie friendly. The ...
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Is there a program to control other computers from another computer?

Is there a good remote desktop software tool that I can use to control my Windows and Linux PCs from my Mac, and vice-versa? I don't care if it uses up lots of internet bandwidth. Desired features: ...
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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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“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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Document scanning software with OCR that takes advantage of multiple CPUs

At the moment I use the software that came with my CanoScan flatbed scanners. My major complaint about the bundled software: no possibility to define scan profiles, too slow (not capable of using ...
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Remote Desktop/Viewer from Windows to Mac

I'm looking for some software that will allow a remote desktop connection from a Windows 7 machine to an iMac (OSX) across the internet. I use the term "remote desktop", but the primary requirement ...
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Software to send files through my private network

I'm looking for a tool to quickly send large files from my PC to another one through my private network. My requirements : Very fast (faster than using a USB flash drive) Allows big files (~ 1 GO) ...
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Tool to install and manage software installations on multiple Windows computers?

I have about 15 computers on the same network and most of their installed software are the same. When I want to install new programs or update installed ones I have to go to each one and install/...
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Measuring LAN Speed in a home network

I recently rewired my home and when doing it, we ran Cat6 to all of the rooms. Now that everything is connected, I am curious what kind of speeds I am getting between computers on the LAN. There are ...
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Close Quarters Realistic FPS

Over the years I've become a fan of realistic FPS/MilSim games such as ArmA II, ArmA III and the like. The problem is, most of the games I play take place on massive, sprawling maps that aren't very ...
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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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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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Imaging program that can duplicate active Intel RAID partitions

Related: https://superuser.com/questions/715961/expand-intel-rapid-store-raid-5-to-raid-10 I have a RAID 5 volume that I want to convert to RAID 10. It's made up using the Intel Rapid Storage ...
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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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Cheap modern image editor to stitch images, draw basic shapes, crop, resize

I need graphics software to edit images. The requirements I'm interested in are: very cheap license (< $25, free, or trial-usable forever) not very old DLL dependency (VB6 or similar) not very old ...
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MongoDB database administration GUI

Please suggest a good GUI-based tool for MongoDB database administration. Requirements: Connect to DB on local or network server. Data view and editing features. Free or Open Source Support Indexing ...
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Software to find duplicate files

I need recommendations for a software for de-duplication. Requirements: Runs on Windows Ability to find duplicate archives: files that have exactly the same content (and, so, the same size). Names, ...
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Windows virus scanners with scrutinized sources

I am growing concerned with the volume of likely state-sponsored malware and related attacks1. I am worried that many nations have legislation allowing them to issue orders or otherwise compromise ...
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X Server for Windows that will run from memory stick

I have a corporate laptop (Windows 7) that has restrictive permissions as far as installing ad hoc software packages. I need to be able to remotely use a Linux desktop (Ubuntu), and for a secure ...
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Software for Software Designing like Visio / Rational Rose

I would like to try some software like Visio, Rational Rose or similar that allows to design relationship within classes. I would like software to draw UML Diagrams, and other drawings used for ...
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Is there a PowerPoint to PDF converter outside of Microsoft Office?

I need to convert a .pptx file to .pdf but I don't own a copy of Microsoft Office. I tried OpenOffice, but my document was badly flawed in OpenOffice and so much was lost. Is there a tool out there ...
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Fantasy action RPG (first/third person view) for LAN co-op

I want to play a fantasy action RPG together with a friend. Action RPG as in: it should not require much reading or NPC conversation; the main focus should lie on hunting/fighting and exploration. ...
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Windows program to monitor how much bandwidth network users are using

Recently we added a small apartment complex to the back of our house. To provide internet for the renters we simple tapped into our router and rebroadcast with a series of switches. After they moved ...
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Anagram generator for Windows and Linux

I need an offline application that can get all the words in a particular word given. (An example of what I need is Wordles but it should be offline.) Example : If I enter Today, I will get A, ...
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XML inspection tool

I develop a lot with XML and use mostly XmlSpy. It's really great and also really expensive. I am looking for a cheaper/free alternative. Must-haves: XML grid view (viewing the XML structure like a ...
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Perl interpreter for Windows

Perl interpreter for windows: Must run natively (e.g. no CYGWin etc...) Must support a large chunk of CPAN libraries (meaning you can download them prebuilt, like PPMs from ActiveState). Must refresh ...
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Software to download YouTube videos to hard drive

I'm looking for software that would let me download YouTube videos as video files to the hard drive. Don't care much about format being saved as long as Windows VLC can play it out of the box. I'm ...
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Free offline tool to create icon files?

I'm looking for a free offline icon file (.ico) editor that has the following features: Creating icons with a transparent background Importing image files that are not icon files Basic shapes, such ...
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Text editor or reader for working with huge files in Windows

At the office certain server log files grow way too big and trying to go through the logs can be a real pain, when for instance you have a several GB size text file and all the normal text editors ...
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Note-taking application that can sync between Windows, Ubuntu and Android

Evernote has been one of the most used note-taking application for me, with it syncing between my Windows PC and my Android device. I usually use the Evernote desktop client on my Windows PC and the ...
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Desktop software to convert YouTube files to MP3

I am after a desktop software to download YouTube files into audio, preferably, MP3 to listen on the move. I would like the software to be free from ads. I prefer Windows 8.1 but I have Linux box that ...
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Document manager for paperless office

In my effort to reduce my life's clutter, I've bought a scanner, and scanned the thousands of paper documents scattered around my house. To make this worthwhile I need a software which will enable me ...
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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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Free F# IDE for Windows?

I have worked some time with F# using Visual Studio 2013 RC, but my RC license has been expired, so now I can't use it anymore, and VS 2013 Express doesn't support F#. I'm looking for the following ...