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Explorer-like FTP client for Windows, open source and well-maintained

WinSCP matches all your requirements. Graphical: Yes – There are two alternative interfaces: Commander interface: Explorer interface: Feels like a Windows explorer window: Yes – One of the ...
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22 votes

Simple program to edit screenshots (add texts and arrows, mark stuff) on Linux

Flameshot Super easy to use. I mapped it to my PrtSc.
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21 votes
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Free alternative to step-by-step-solution feature of Wolfram|Alpha Pro?

Another great alternative is: https://www.symbolab.com/ It has also got a premium area, but its step-by-step solutions are free. Example Screenshot:
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Linux-like terminal for Windows

Windows 10, with the 2016 anniversary update, now provides a Bash Linux binary running on Windows itself. It can be accessed through any command prompt and can run UNIX-style commands (like ls) as it ...
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20 votes

Is there a non-awful free word processor for Windows?

You are not writing what you are using your word processor for. For my needs, I have found that Atom (or any other modern text editor) and Markdown gets me almost everything I need, and I can easily ...
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Is there a non-awful free word processor for Windows?

You could just use Google Docs. I've found that for 90% of features and 95% of people it has all the functionality that you'd find in Microsoft Office. (Obviously estimated numbers, but based on ...
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Free alternative to step-by-step-solution feature of Wolfram|Alpha Pro?

I know this isn't free, but the Wolfram Alpha mobile phone app has a one-time cost of $2.99 (at least on Android) and offers step-by-step solutions without needing a Pro account.
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Fake Virtual Camera and Microphone for Windows

open to using multiple pieces of software to accomplish this task. I'm glad you allow this. For me, this combination of software does the job really well: Open Broadcaster Software plus OBS Virtual ...
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16 votes

Is there a non-awful free word processor for Windows?

Consider learning, then using LaTeX. See https://www.latex-project.org/ It is an open source software and free of cost. You need to read books about LaTeX before using it. Budget a week of work, and ...
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16 votes

Linux text editor that supports column manipulations/selections (like Notepad++ for Windows)

Geany is based on Scintilla like Notepad++. By holding down the Control and Shift keys. Column mode editing (rectangular selections) There is basic support for column mode editing. To use it, create ...
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Is there a non-awful free word processor for Windows?

LibreOffice definitely has a dark mode, as well as support for dark themes. See here for the details. Example screenshots: You can get the Dracula theme for LibreOffice (popular as a dark mode theme ...
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Software to 'sketch' graphs

Python with numpy and matplotlib will let you rapidly draw a wide range of graphs and includes an xkcd plotting style, (based on XKCD cartoons). All of the above are: Free, Gratis & Open Source ...
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Linux alternative for Notepad++

I used to recommend Kate as the editor to use ... until it stopped working correctly in non-KDE environments (missing icons, etc) Now I cheerfully recommend Geany - https://www.geany.org/Download/...
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Linux text editor that supports column manipulations/selections (like Notepad++ for Windows)

Emacs, of course. The concept is called rectangles and works cursor-based, similar to normal marks (you never required mouse involvement!). So the idea is that you mark a region as usual (C-SPC and ...
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Fake Virtual Camera and Microphone for Windows

Manycam is a virtual webcam, you can provide it with videos, images, audio and has many other features like flipping or mirroring footage, adding effects and so on. I have not used it recently but it ...
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Is there a non-awful free word processor for Windows?

There is SoftMaker FreeOffice. This has both free and paid-for versions. The appearance and use are much closer to MS Office than the Free / Libre Office alternatives. To run the free version ...
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Linux text editor that supports column manipulations/selections (like Notepad++ for Windows)

Vim does rectangular selection out of the box. GUI vim is available in repositories of many distros (e.g. gvim in Ubuntu and Arch). In vim language, this operation is called 'visual block selection' ...
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Program to draw anywhere on screen on Linux

Gromit mpx Is also a possible choice. It works quite well under X, but I couldn't get it to work on Wayland. Drawing is really smooth and the lines can be customised. I am using it together with a ...
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OCR for sheet music

This is really two steps... 1st -- "Sheet Music" >>into>> "Data" (i.e. Music XML) Open Source! https://audiveris.kenai.com/ Shareware/Trials/Commercial Software: Capella Scan Photoscore ...
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Linux alternative for Notepad++

You may try Sublime Text. It has all the features listed by you. The UI is modern and quite fast, and supports mouse + configurable keyboard shortcuts: As well it includes other features: "Goto ...
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Program to read shortcut (.lnk) files and modify its properties

Instead of looking for perfection, I decided to develop by myself what I consider perfect for my needs. Then finally I finished the initial release of Easy Link File Viewer, a simple, friendly, open-...
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9 votes

Screen recording tool that records both Speaker o/p as well as mic input

My Experience is: 1st Place: as Sterex suggested, Open Broadcast Studio OBS really provides a whole lot of flexibility for creating complex layouts which you can change on the fly while recording. I ...
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8 votes

Free WYSIWYG DocBook editor

This could be little late but how about XmlMind DocBook Editor Personal Edition. It is free-ware! Note that it's not open source. (In other words it's not licensed as a GNU style open source type ...
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Open source download manager for YouTube, Vimeo, etc

With the exception of the pop-up integration I would suggest taking a look at youtube-dl. Small Open Source & Gratis Supports downloading from 100s of sites, including youtube, vimeo. Allows ...
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Software to help understand source code

Update 2019-08-27: this tool has reached end of life and seems no longer maintained. All in all, I'd say your wish list for a gratis tool like that is quite long. In the last company I worked for, I ...
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8 votes

Linux alternative for Notepad++

Vim While the UI is pretty old school, there is a reason it is still popular a quarter century after it's creation; it's awesome. Here is an article that walks through how to install most of the ...
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8 votes

Linux text editor that supports column manipulations/selections (like Notepad++ for Windows)

CudaText is a free and open source GUI text editor, in the same vein of SublimeText that runs on Linux, macOS, *BSD, Solaris, and Windows. It has column selections you can access by pressing Alt key ...
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7 votes

Online poll that lets users add new options?

Take a look at https://pollunit.com The poll tool meets all your requirements. Your participants can also vote without an account. In addition, you have different vote types available such as: Yes / ...
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7 votes

Linux-like terminal for Windows

MobaXTerm Gratis: yes. It has Personal and Professional Edition. The professional edition mostly just adds a support contract and deployment tools AFAICT). You can use the personal edition at your ...
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7 votes

Linux-like terminal for Windows

Windows Terminal Although it does not include a true bash shell by default, I have found windows terminal to be the best Microsoft created, officially windows supported, terminal for Windows 10. ...
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