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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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Free alternative to step-by-step-solution feature of Wolfram|Alpha Pro?

Are there any free online and/or offline alternatives to the step-by-step-solution feature of Wolfram|Alpha Pro? This feature is able to display step-by-step-solutions of a wide variety of algebra ...
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Simple versioning for plain-text documents (Linux)

I would like to identify a simple, FOSS version control system for plain text documents. For more complex (academic) writing, I happily use LibreOffice. But increasingly I find it convenient to write ...
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Free tool for exploring compiled .NET assembles, alternative to .NET Reflector?

Would you recommend a free tool for exploring compiled .NET assemblies. I need to be able to: Explore the assemblies' source code and visualize the IL to a CLR language of choice (C#, VB.NET, managed ...
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Javascript IDE with code completion and syntax checking

Please suggest an IDE for JavaScript Coding with code completion and syntax checking for Windows or Linux. So far I have found that satisfactory code completion and syntax checking support of ...
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Generate database table diagrams from a PostgreSQL database

I am looking for a GUI program that can generate database table diagrams from a PostgreSQL database. I am aware of SchemaSpy, SchemaCrawler and PostgreSQL Autodoc but they are CLI. Any OS, price and ...
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Standalone JUnit XML report viewer

I remember that I used a program for viewing JUnit XML reports two years ago, but I forgot their name and can't google it. Could you recommend me a simple standalone app (i.e. not IDE) for viewing ...
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Help Desk Software?

I've been hunting for a help desk software that fulfills my requirements (in order of importance): Self-hosted Web-based Multiple queues/topics/categories Custom form per queue/topic/category ...
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What project planning software includes resource leveling and is cheaper than Microsoft Project?

Microsoft Project is one of the most robust project planning tools I've seen thus far. But, it's also fairly expensive. I've played with some free tools but none of the ones I've found include ...
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FLOSS tools for facial recognition?

There seem to be good GUI tools to enable facial recognition with FLOSS, they all fall short of my requirements. And while there seem to be a lot of research projects with open code, they seem to be ...
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Android app to ask me questions randomly during the day

I'm quite interested in the Quantified Self movement and general self improvement and I would like an application to help with this. Here's a few use cases I would like: Randomly during the day ask ...
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“Grep” that highlights instead of filter

I was wondering if there is a program in the common unix toolset such as grep that instead of filtering the lines that contain a string, simply outputs the same input but highlighting or coloring the ...
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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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Open-source image organiser with face recognition (alternative to Picasa) with OSX/Linux support

I'm looking for free (ideally open-source) image viewer and organiser which has the following features: Full screen preview of images with basic zoom in/out abilities. Image thumbnail grid view of ...
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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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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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Online poll that lets users add new options?

Is there an online poll service that allows users to add their own options? To be clear, this is what it should do: I create the poll by choosing a number of preset options I send the URL of the poll ...
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Android application to learn English for small kids

Please recommend me an android application that teaches English for small kids (max 5 years). It is okay if it's not free. My kid can't read, so this tool should teach through images. I have tried ...
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Cross-platform flashcard software with synchronization

I have noticed I learn efficiently with flashcards. The basic learning process: Software shows question (e.g "Flag of Finland?") User tries to remember the answer ("It's blue with white cross"). This ...
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Open source application for disaster relief

I'm currently in Bosnia, which has been hit with the worst flood in its history, together with Croatia and Serbia. Governments are completely unprepared, as is common in these parts. With some ...
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Simple program to cut videos without ANY loss of quality for Windows, Linux or Android

I need a program to cut videos (extract a sub-video from them), but I absolutely need there will be no quality losses at all from the original. As long as I don't need to do anything more (like ...
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Is there free or open source software for checking PDF/A compliance?

PDF/A is an ISO-standardized version of the Portable Document Format (PDF) specialized for the digital preservation of electronic documents. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PDF/A) This is great, but ...
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What library should I use for handling CLI arguments for my Java program?

For writing command line applications in Java, what is the best library for parsing and managing arguments and paramenters? Note: this question is an updated version of this closed question on Stack ...
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Software to generate class diagram from Java source, not dependent on Eclipse

Is there a program around that can generate (UML) class diagrams from Java source code? There is a reason I am not using Eclipse, regardless of whether the reason makes sense, therefore I do not want ...
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Free PDF editor for Windows

I work for a non-profit organization and we have a lot of staff that need to work with PDFs. Our designers etc have the Adobe suite, but that is quite expensive, and I do not want to purchase a lot of ...
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Spam filters with good regular expression support on all email fields?

We operate a small Windows shop with Exchange. Spam is a constant problem; we get thousands of spam messages a day and manage to remove most of the spam by using a filter on our incoming SMTP port. ...
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Laugh track removal software

I am looking for a program that can remove the laugh track from a video file. If possible, free, Windows 7 and can batch process.
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Maze generator library

Randomly generated game worlds are currently very popular. Can anyone recommend an open-source Java library for tile-based maze (bird's-eye view) creation? Features I have in mind: Basic two exits, ...
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Free alternatives to Matlab that run on Linux?

I recently joined the folks using Linux. As a result, I'm trying to replace as much of the propriety applications as I can, with free — and if possible open-source — alternatives. Since I need a ...
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Very space-efficient freeware file compressor

Can you please recommend me a lossless file compressor for general use, which is the more space-efficient than standard ZIP compression? Of course, the better it compresses, the better… It should ...
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Diagram a tech tree

Many strategy games involve researching technologies, and each technology has a set of prerequisites (except the starting technologies). These can either be arranged linearly (tech levels) or in a ...
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Tool to Visualize SQL Database Schema

Please recommend a tool to visualize database schema. It should be able to generate schema of existing DB. support - mySQL platform - Linux/Windows licence - free/open-source Something like ...
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Command line tool to check whether two images are exactly the same graphically

I need a command line tool that compares 2 images and says if their contents are the same, regardless of encoding - i.e. one might be a *.bmp and the other might be a *.png, so long as all their width,...
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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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UI for node.js based desktop application

I understand that node.js is a server side javascript. I want to write a desktop application using node.js. What would be the best tool to build a UI for this application/ what languges frameworks do ...
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Secure cross-platform instant messaging software

What is secure - as in confidentiality of message contents - instant messaging software with at least following features: No need to setup (and maintain) my own server Support for Windows, OS X and ...
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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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Application to show software usage on Linux?

Is there a software to show software usage in Linux? It should show Last used on How many times a particular software was used "Frequency of usage" graph/GUI would be great! Some more points: I ...
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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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A free software CV/résumé parser

I'm seeking a software solution to extract data from résumé/CV in various format (PDF, Microsoft Word, etc.). What I need is : extracting name, surname, email, phone numbers, segmented postal ...
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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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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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Free/libre comic strip creator for GNU/Linux

I want to create comic strips. But, as I have no artistic talent, I can’t picture them by hand. So I’m looking for a tool that allows me to arrange "templates", like characters, furniture, items, and ...
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Is there an application which does HTTP PUT?

Common HTTP operations are GET and POST -- e.g. GET is implemented by every web browser, and so is POST when the web page is a web form (e.g. with <input> and a Submit button). What about PUT ...
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Free GIF animator

I'm looking for a program that can produce an animated GIF from an image sequence. Something like Ulead GIF Animator, GIF Movie Gear or GIF Animator but with the following requirements; Must be free (...
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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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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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Software forcing me to make rest breaks during work at the computer

Is there a software which suggests me to make regular breaks during longtime staring at the computer screen? It should help to keep eyesight or organize regular physical exercises. It would be ...
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What is a preferred UI Testing framework for an ASP.NET MVC application? [closed]

After some research, we've found: Watin (http://watin.org/) CodedUI (Microsoft) Coypu (Selenium based) TestStack.Seleno (also Selenium based) But with so many options, decision is also difficult to ...
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Password manager for Linux with just working in-browser autotype

I'm looking for a good password manager for Linux. Currently I use KeePass2, but it is known to be developed primarily for Windows and has many issues running on Mono. For example, autotype is not ...

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