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

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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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Is there a StackExchange client for Windows 8?

In playing around with Windows 8, I find that it would be nice to have a dedicated app for it in the 'metro' interface. Must: Have access to all sites Be able to read questions and answers View ...
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Is there an iOS app that I can use to remote desktop/VNC into my server 2012 machine?

I've been playing around with Windows 8 (for all it's faults, it kinda looks cool). I have access to a few Windows Server 2012 machines, and I'd like to be able to VNC/RDP into them from my iPad. ...
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Tool for efficiently cutting movies

I am looking for a tool (preferably Windows and freeware) which is able to efficiently select a part of a movie (mp4 and avi), and store it as a separate movie. With efficient, I mean No visible ...
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How can I integrate a command line into the Windows Explorer?

Some days, I really miss Midnight Commander1. The combination of a menu-based full-screen UI and the command-based "glass teletype" provided a wonderful melding of chocolate and peanut butter power ...
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A tool, or IDE plugin to leverage development of .less (Lean CSS) files, and CSS exporting

Currently I am using the Node.js LESS (Lean CSS) module without the grunt plugin to produce CSS files. I have shell scripts that do the LESS to CSS exporting which I run manually. The point is that ...
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Free Windows program to save screenshots immediately on a key press

There are many ways to take a screenshot, edit it and save it to disk. But sometimes I want to take a series of screenshots possibly quick and process them later. Is there a free Windows program ...
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Software to take a snapshot (image) of a hard drive

I am looking for some software to take a snapshot (image) of my 64 bit Windows 7 machine and store it of on a USB hard drive. I want to be able to restore it to this exact point in time later. I don't ...
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RSS feed notifier with easy StackExchange integration and proxy support

I'm looking for a good RSS feed notifier that has these features: [Required] Windows software [Required] Full proxy support for all sorts of passworded and not proxies [Required] Ability to display ...
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Perl IDE that is native to Windows and has good Perl integration

Looking for Perl IDE, that has good Perl integration: Syntax Highlighting Autocomplete (ideally, syntax-aware) Ability to build function lists and jump to function definition from a function list ...
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Record and repeat mouse actions

I am looking for a software that lets me record and save mouse movement and clicks. The main feature I need is a random delay between the repeats, but within a preset range. For instance, repeat the ...
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What are some good utilities to provide an Exposé-like effect on Windows?

I've always enjoyed the Exposé feature that OS X has built-in for quickly viewing and switching windows, and Compiz does a wonderful job of replicating it on Linux. I've yet to find a suitable ...
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Python IDE with rich features: code completion, debugging, etc

I'm looking for a good IDE for Python that should run on Windows 7 and higher. The program should ideally support the following features: Syntax highlighting Code Completion Debugger Support Support ...
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Drawing software for amateurs

I'm looking for some Windows software that allows you to do drawing/sketching but more on the amateur level. Some specific features I am looking for: Ability to make shapes (circles, squares and ...
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Make my computer screen's tint warmer at night?

I use my computer at night, but my computer screen looks like daylight and I find it too bright to use at night. So, what is a good tool to make my computer screen warmer at night? I'm using Windows ...
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Tools for maintaining and deploying database schemas and data for SQL Server?

I'd like to maintain the schema and 'static' data of a SQL Server database as code in a version control system. I'd also like to be able to deploy specific versions of the database code to actual ...
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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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Photo editing software for Windows

I need to edit some images in Windows. I plan to do more than simple things (not just color / contrast correction, but removing spots and filling in missing areas). Don't have memory / GPU / CPU ...
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Software to capture screen and create tutorial about using some software [duplicate]

My team is developing some software and we need to make some tutorials about it. Which software can I use to capture screen actions (keyboard and mouse events, software responses)? If possible, ...
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NetBeans aficionados looking for a Python IDE

I used to develop Java or HTML/PHP project on NetBeans. I appreciate a number of its functionality like : Fast code libraries browsing Code refactoring Auto-completion Highlight syntax errors FTP ...
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Brain trainer — exercise perception, cognition and memory

There are several apps for perception, cognition and memory training. Can you recommend one that: is based on some scientific background has a recognizable / measurable benefit doesn't get boring to ...
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What software can I use to monitor the quality of my Internet connection?

I've been having a lot of problems with both of my Internet providers lately, and I'd like to start monitoring and graphing the quality of my Internet connections. My ultimate goal is to be able to ...
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Indexing documents in a network folder

I'd love to have a tool that creates an index for documents in a windows network folder. I'm looking for a client-side only solution. The index should contain the filenames and file content for ...
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Software to cloak IP/data while browsing

I'm looking for software or a plugin that is compatible with Google Chrome or Firefox that works in conjunction with Chrome's Incognito mode or Firefox's InPrivate browsing mode so the following is ...
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Software for creating and publishing game cards

I'm looking for a program that can layout and manage custom cards and tokens for tabletop games (eg. Magic the Gathering, Munchkin, Arkham Horror). I am specifically looking for solutions that ...
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Windows program for viewing which program is using a file

Often, on my Windows computers, when I go to delete or move directories or files, an error message appears explaining that this action can not be completed because one of the files is being used by ...
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What is a screen recorder with mouse movement and can save the recording as video?

I'm looking for screen recording software that supports: dynamic zooming of the page captures mouse movements allows captions to be overlaid stop/continue recording sound recording saves as standard ...
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What are alternatives for Mindjets mind-mapping software?

As the new version of Mindjets mind-mapping tool is rather expensive, I'm looking for a good alternative that is comparable in means of convinience and productivity. It should support features like: ...
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Software for deleting music from directory rather than playlist

My dad has 700+ MP3 and WMA files on a memory stick which he sticks into his truck's radio system, now there are a bunch of songs he wants deleted however the radio system just reveals a track number (...
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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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What video player has an accurate frame count or a precise timestamp?

I have a number of WTV video files (Windows Media Center TV Recordings) that I have recorded. WTV is just the container, but the video codec is usually MPEG-2 or sometimes H.264. I would like the ...
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Antivirus program for Windows that protects against dodgy downloaded software, websites, direct attacks from outside? [closed]

I've had bad experience with my Windows Vista OS, because hackers usually get viruses on my computer. I don't want to pay a lot for a program like Norton, so I'm wondering if there's an antivirus ...
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What program offers automated image resizing?

I have a blog. Before I upload images from my computer (these images are really big), I want to resize them (make them smaller) and save them in a different folder. After that, I can upload them. ...
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Does any other browser offer Firefox's Tree Style Tab feature?

The Firefox add-on Tree Style Tab allows hierarchical tab ordering. Does any other main browser have such a feature or provide an extension for it?
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Video editor for Windows that can insert images or audio at arbitrary points

If I'm trying to edit relatively simple videos, what is a good editor that has these features available on Windows? trimming video clips, playing one video clip after another (basic functions, not ...
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What tool can generate HTML documentation from C# code, like Javadoc can do for Java?

Java developers can easily generate HTML documentation from their Java code, which is a convenient way to post APIs online. This is an example. Is there a similar tool for C# code? It must be free,...
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Tool for taking screenshot and quickly editing it

I'm looking for a screenshot utility that would help me when I try to explain over email how to use a program. I'd like it to: Take a screenshot, Add a red arrow or circle like this: Upload the ...
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What text editors operate like notepad for Windows but with extra features for a novice?

What text editors are as easy as Notepad for Windows 7, but with the extra features below? Advanced Find and Replace functions (replacing line endings would be helpful) See control characters in my ...
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JS minifying/unit tester/builder

Looking for a Windows (or cross-platform) JS builder that minifies, runs unit tests runs jshint/jslint can compare to a coding style guide can download external sources can combine multiple JS files ...
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Tool to remember clipboard content

Often I use the same terms/sentances/code-segments and want to reuse them during development. I could define snippets in my IDE but I want to use those anywhere and I want to be able to search in ...
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Easy to use graphics software to crop and resize and not much more

Need something that a technophobe could use to simply crop and resize images before uploading. Other options need to be kept at a minimum. IrfanView is great, but there are just too many options.
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Windows software for custom shortcut keys

I would like a software which allow me to create custom shortcut key like: Shortcut to my Dropbox folder Shortcut to open my text editor Shortcut to write my usual password (bad idea I know) Shortcut ...
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Free software for selecting and combining pages from multiple PDFs into a single PDF

A few months ago I had several PDFs (lease documents, renter's insurance forms, etc.) from which I needed to combine select pages into a single document before sending to a property management company....
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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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Software for docking windows to corners (rather than sides) with configurable window sizes

Sometimes I'm on a 27" screen with a crazy resolution of 2560x1440 that allows me to put windows on each corner and still have, essentially, four 1280x720 windows, which is great, but tedious, since ...
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Music composing software that provides a good quality playback of chords

A lot of times I write some chords and I'd like to listen to them. Unfortunately I don't have a piano, and a guitar isn't the best option. Is there any software that will help me listen to chords in ...
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Software for bundling .NET assemblies in a single assembly

Say I have a .NET/CLR program Hello.exe (or a DLL Hello.dll) that depends on various third-party .NET DLLs. I want to ship a single file, without providing an actual "installer", so I am looking for ...
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Free, lightweight, all-in-one, audio and video format converter

In short, something that just does what one would expect such a program to do. (Just convert it so it works on my mother's media player!) By "free" I mean free-as-in-beer. I'm okay with closed source ...
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Windows free program for batch watermarking files

I'm publishing albums of photos on my blog and Facebook and I'd like to add watermarks to them. I've found tutorials for programs such as Gimp, but they require long manually applying procedure for ...
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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 ...