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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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File integrity checker

I have a large amount of files that should never change, including RAW photographs and video files. I'm worried about silent bit rot. I do have backups to restore lost/corrupted files, but comparing ...
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iTunes alternative on Ubuntu [closed]

I like iTunes, but unfortunately it is not available for Linux/Ubuntu. Some features I am looking for: Playlists Ability to change song from taskbar Album covers CD import Notification when the song ...
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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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Open Source Java decompiler that does not crash on huge projects, understands advanced Java concepts

A Java decompiler turns a .class file back into a .java file. While decompiled code is not perfect (no comments, sometimes obfuscated names, etc.), it can be useful during hacking competitions, or to ...
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Tool to convert between different plain text formats

There are several types of plain text structuring / formatting syntax out there, for example: MarkDown MediaWiki XWiki HTML Is there a generic tool (easier / more appropriate than reg-ex) that helps ...
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Online storage service with 15GB that works well on Linux

I mainly use Google Drive Desktop for backing up pictures, and files on Windows, but I have yet to find a good alternative to use on Linux/Ubuntu. I know about Dropbox, however they don't have a large ...
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Software to wipe old hard disks, USB sticks and memory cards?

I have bunch of old hard disks, USB sticks and memory cards I want to sell / give away. However, there's private content that must be cleared before that. What is a good, preferably free, software ...
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GUI app to create maps made up of polygons

What could I use for creating maps with polygon-shaped sections? Here's an example of what I'm talking about: This software should be able to create and edit these polygon maps. Ideally, they could ...
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FTP file editor and uploader that's also a code editor?

I have a website, and I need free, cross-platform FTP file editor and uploader that's also a code editor that I can use to: Upload files such as HTML/PHP/ASP to my FTP server Connect to my FTP server ...
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Reliable virtualization software for OS X?

I want to run Windows 7 virtual machine on my OS X laptop (late 2012 model with 8GB of memory) to use some simple Windows software from time to time. I don't want to use bootcamp to dual-boot. I have ...
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Self-hosted collaborative real-time editor

I'm looking for a quick text outline tool that I can host on my own server supporting real-time editing for multiple users and change-history.
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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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Offline OpenStreetMap with vector maps for Windows Phone?

I am using an HTC 7 Pro and I am looking for an OpenStreetMap app where I can download offline maps as vector maps. I need OpenStreetMap because the maps are very good in my area of Argentina. (...
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1answer
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Offline marine navigation software

Is there a good and affordable marine navigation software for OS X or Windows that includes charts? Offline usage is a must, as there's no reliable internet connection after leaving coast. Mandatory ...
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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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Generate random melody along a given chord progression?

I'm looking for a music software that is able to compose (random) solo melodies along a given chord progression using corresponding scales. Addendum 1 The Mac software suggested by VAlexander looks ...
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What is a good LaTeX editor for writing thesis?

I'm writing my thesis with latex (for technical text, it's way easier than Word). However, writing LaTeX on editor, and then manually compiling PDF for preview is rather slow and cumbersome. Is there ...
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Syncing files between computers?

I have three computers (2x OS X and 1x Ubuntu) and Android tablet. I'm trying to find a tool to automatically sync files between the computers and the tablet. Backups are handled separately, so there'...
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Tool for code coverage of (unit tests in) C#

I am in the process of writing unit tests for someone else's code. Right now, I am just sort of looking through all the classes of the main code branch to see if I have written tests to cover all ...
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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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Desktop application with offline support for Google Apps?

I know Google Apps do have some offline support with Chrome (gmail, calendar, drive), but all those fall short in any real use. Primarily because it's hard to know what content is available offline ...
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Tool to generate a jar file containing other jar files?

I am looking for a JAR file generator fitting these requirements: Able to create jar files containing other jar files Makes creation and maintenance of manifest files easy.
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Pre-merge/commit code review tool

In my previous workplace we have used Gerrit as a code review tool for git to share and review each other's modifications on a web-based interface and give feedback and a chance to improve the code ...
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Easy-to-use cross-platform photograph retouching tool?

I am trying to find a good cross-platform photograph retouching tool that's not as powerful, expensive and complicated as Photoshop. It doesn't have to be free, but over 100€ starts to hurt too much. ...
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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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Is there a tabbed SSH client with connection management for Linux?

I'm looking for a tabbed SSH client on Ubuntu that supports managing the details of saved connections. An ideal solution would be (like) Putty with tab support. HotSSH supports tabbing, but I would ...
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1answer
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Is there a scientific calculator app that runs on OS X?

I am looking for a scientific calculator app for Mac OS X. I don't mean anything like Matlab (or Octave, etc.), but more powerful replacement for Calculator.app. Features should include: History: ...
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Alternative to Struts-Menu for menus in Struts 2.X application

I am currently using Struts-Menu to handle my menu needs for my Struts 2 J2EE application. It is not necessarily a package I wish to work with I have found by playing around with it. So what is an ...
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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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App for Android that reads Open Street Map data but can be used as a GPS or for Directions [duplicate]

I want to use Open Street Map data but the Open Street Map website does not have these features. The main features I need are directions and turn by turn GPS navigation.
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Calendar application for Linux that plays well with Outlook and Exchange and works offline

I work with people who use Outlook and Exchange as their calendar platform. I need a calendar application that is compatible with this usage: it must connect to the Exchange server and retrieve and ...
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Media Player Classic alike on Linux?

Media Player Classic is definitely one golden player I had to leave behind when I switched to Linux from Windows. The reason I call it golden are as follows: Press 1 and you'd get a completely a ...
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Free alternative for Shopify and Magento [closed]

I'm looking for a good alternative for Shopify or Magento, but preferably low-cost or free. Here are the minimum features I need: Free/low-cost hosting (or easy setup) Shipping integration Mt. Gox ...
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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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Offline map browser on Android with offline search

I'm looking for an offline map browsing application for an Android phone. Absolute requirements: Runs on Android. Provides downloadable offline maps for the places I travel to. OpenStreetMap as a map ...
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1answer
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Vim plugin for Java HTML/CSS/Javascript

As of now I am using the Vim built-in SyntaxComplete for my editing. I started my JavaEE project in Vim with Ant and went this way for a few weeks but Eclipse functionalities were lacking too much so ...
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GUI Library for VBScript

I am looking for a library to create reasonably usable 2D GUIs using standard control types (drop lists, text boxes, buttons, etc. housed in a window or dialog box) in the VBScript programming ...
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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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Tiling window manager functionality for normal Linux desktop environments

I am looking for a Linux application which runs on top of/parallel to a "normal" desktop environment (Xfce, Gnome) and provides the features of a tiling window manager. Thus you can combine the two ...
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1answer
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Is there a good email client that runs on both Windows and Linux?

I'm looking for the following features: Has a track record of several years GUI access to email messages/threads/groups GUI access to calender and meetings. Stores email messages as separate files in ...
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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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2answers
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iPad app for offline HTML/CSS/JavaScript testing?

I often use websites like CodePen or JSFiddle to do some development crash tests. I recently got an iPad and I'm looking for an app which can provide similar HTTP/CSS/JavaScript sandbox like these ...
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3answers
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“Mac-like” Linux distribution [closed]

I have an ancient Mac that I'm looking at wiping when Lion support goes the way of the dinosaur. I still like the idea of keeping it as Mac-like as possible. Are there any Linux distros that mimic ...
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Free newsletter software for a small business?

I am looking for free software that has the following features: Send mass mails Organize subscription lists Use HTML (with or without templates) Analytics Schedule e-mails For instance, MailChimp is ...
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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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Which version of TurboTax do I need for a small home-based sales business?

As an American citizen, I've done my own taxes for the last few years. Years ago I used TurboTax, but stopped when I realized it was just as easy to fill in the IRS forms myself. (Year over year ...

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