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Free Microsoft Project file (.mpp) viewer

I use Project Libre. This is an open source application that can view - and edit - files in Microsoft Project format. It has versions for Windows, Mac and Linux.
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What is a suitable language and framework to create GUI Based desktop applications based on specific criteria?

Best language: I don't think anybody can answer this satisfactorily. Just pick what you are best and most comfortable at. However, I would recommend to pick an object-oriented language for GUI ...
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Desktop programs to beautify code

Atom.io is another text tool with beautification functionality tools available. The package I linked will format about a dozen languages out of the box. Others can be added through separate ...
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Voice chat app that does not reveal my IP or other real-world details to other users

Discord is a great voice/text chat tool which has IP protection. The Android version can be found here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.discord But its also available on the web, ...
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What is a suitable language and framework to create GUI Based desktop applications based on specific criteria?

You might like https://www.lazarus-ide.org/, which is free, and lets you build nice GUIs by point-and-click. Programming is in Pascal. Alternatively, there is TKinter, also free, which is more-or-less ...
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SQLite GUI editor

"DB Browser for SQLite" (DB4S) https://sqlitebrowser.org/ https://github.com/sqlitebrowser/sqlitebrowser seems to do most of what you require, though I am uncertain about the "link&...
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Is there a good email client that runs on both Windows and Linux?

Although this thread is old, I am surprised nobody has mentioned Sylpheed Mail as the answer. Sylpheed Mail: (+) Runs on Windows and Linux. (+) Has a track record of several years (+) GUI access to ...
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Desktop-native graphical db management tool for RethinkDB?

Try this: RethinkDB GUI Client for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux ReQLPro is free Desktop GUI that was built to help fill that void for RethinkDB. Right now it mostly covers the "poking data with the ...
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A programming tool can deploy standalone software that can run in XP, win7 and win10

Do you have anyone who can code? If not, you have quite a problem there. If you do then ask them to code in a language with which they are familiar. Delphi has a free eversion, but 1) it doesn’t ...
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Desktop email client similar to Inbox by Google?

The cleanest and simplest Windows mail client I know is actually the "Mail" app that comes free with Windows 10. It can be used to connect to a variety of email server services. I'm showing it ...
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What is a suitable language and framework to create GUI Based desktop applications based on specific criteria?

In addition / alternative of Qt, you could also try GTK (used in Gnome) or FLTK or FOX. If you develop a gaming application, try SFML. Perhaps you want OpenGL support? Do you care abound sound ? 2D or ...
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What would be a good setup for server and client for file storage and versioning?

My proposal is SVN. It is specifically made for versioning. You don't need some of its features like branching and merging. Simply work on the trunk only. SVN deals nicely with binary files, also ...
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A programmign language for real-time 3D intensive graphics that doesn't use semicolons

Julia language comes to mind. It was designed to be fast It doesn't require semicolons, and if you implement something like threejs you can do additional 3d simulation, beyond the data visualization ...
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Framework Recommendation for a Mobile Looking App in Linux

There are a couple of options that should work on Linux / Raspberry Pi. It also depends a little on which programming language you're most comfortable with. As noted already, Qt with QtQuick can do ...
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Free Microsoft Project file (.mpp) viewer

I'm content with MS Project Viewer by Seavus. The web application is free to use, open to all users, and provides accurate data representation. Besides, it will open .mpp file of any MS Project ...
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Is there a free DRM solution for mp4 files?

No because historically DRM has failed to protect anything. If you want a piped streamed DRM just use; openssl enc -aes-256-cbc -d -in file | cvlc
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Desktop Application that can sync files from dropbox, google drive, onedrive, icloud

I'm answering my own question since no one has answered it. Check out odrive - Sync all cloud storage in one place. Features Available on Windows, Mac & Linux. Supports Dropbox, Google Drive, ...
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Advanced diagram creation software

This is called a network diagram, and you can use (for instance) the free desktop app Gephi or igraph to plot these. Usually the input data is given either as a nodelist and an edgelist as an ...
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server and client for simple text

The fact you have an application running in the background defies the purpose of "users using the information" you mention My suggestion is to not hurt your brain and resources and use a Google Drive ...
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Custom Web Site Client / Bot

Selenium can simulate web user. It purposed for automated testing web sites, but can be used for automation. Pro: python can be used for programming deep browse integration (up to use specific ...
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Windows BitTorrent client, with directory per download

https://qbittorrent.org does exactly what I want. Plus, it is one of the most pouplar torrent clients and "qBittorrent runs and provides the same features on all major platforms (Linux, macOS, Windows,...
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Interactive generation of documents using predefined strings

It's possible to write Python plugin for CudaText editor. Plugin can show dialogs and add/change text or files. You can ask this work (for $) at CudaText forum, I think.
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A free program to log all programs on a computer that connect to the Internet

The closest I know is Process Monitor from Sysinternals. It requires no installation. You can set it to NOT show the registry, NOT show the file system, NOT show threading operations. You can apply ...
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A programming tool can deploy standalone software that can run in XP, win7 and win10

There is a Portable version of VirtualBox. Requires admin rights on a machine you use it on (to load network stuff, etc) but then you can have a VM with whatever dev setup you want available. Plug ...
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Personal desktop wiki with automatic linking

I use TiddlyWiki for a personal information repository (type Wiki) of notes about software development, this tool covers most items you require. Features Portable. (One single file, You can stored ...
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Desktop-based personal wiki

There is a decent Wikipedia page covering this topic. Of the ones listed, I've tried MoinMoin desktop edition and DokuWiki. Both work well. Since they are both absolutely free, I'd encourage you to ...
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Simple and local software to annotate videos

What do you mean by annotations? just putting text boxes over the video? This is usally called a title. of course OpenShot can do that just use two tracks and make the titel not fill the entire screen....
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Desktop client for Google Tasks that sits in the tray area

I've developed a web app to manage my google tasks in a Trello like fashion. I know it's not a native windows app but I can make an electron app out of it if you are interested. it's called ...
Mathias Gilson's user avatar
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SQLite GUI editor

I'm the author of sqlite-gui for Windows. This tool has most standard features such code highlighting and export/import and some unique/rare: Search in whole database (Heidi has it too) Charts (hi, ...
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