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free chat app with end-to-end encryption operating on Android and iPhone

Signal is another example of such app, which is commonly used. encrypts communication end-to-end it's free has Android and iPhone support group chats are supported etc. No web app (which Telegram ...
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Free SVG editor better than Inkscape

Is there something better than Inkscape? It depends what you mean by better. If your main issue with Inkscape is that "it's not intuitive to use and [you] waste time to do simple things", ...
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Highlight mouse cursor when clicking

As mentioned in comments of this question, PowerToys (free and open-source) has a Mouse highlighter feature. It is available only for Windows 10 (and not 7) though. Note: those click highlights aren'...
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Gratis, portable alternative to Agent Ransack (find text in files & display a few lines before & after)

dnGrep might be something you're looking for. it supports configurable context lines before/after results it's fully portable - see .zip releases it's free/open source it supports PDF/office files
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free chat app with end-to-end encryption operating on Android and iPhone

Whatsapp will do all of this and more. And it is free. Screenshot of website
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Free tools to generate HTML from a picture

There are some AI attempts at this like this Screeshot to code AI model that you can run with Python locally. After testing it I can't really say its 97% accuracy from description is, ironically, ...
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Free open source tool to speed up video and store it that speed

A free multi-platform program known as Kdenlive will do as you require. The "store" reference should mean "save" and the output of the program will be in your selected format ...
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A successor of amarok?

As said over on unix.se, clementine. Even if they haven't done a formal release, is somewhat actively maintained, and is shipped in a current state by many distros. (It's a bit redundant to ask her ...
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C++ performance analysis

Intel has had VTune and Advisor for a long time, but they made them free now as part of their OneAPI initiative. VTune (emphasis mine) [...] optimizes application performance, system performance, and ...
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Free SVG editor better than Inkscape

Inkscape Release a new version 2 days ago, maybe some of their new features help you in your workflow... https://inkscape.org/es/news/2023/07/23/inkscape-launches-version-13-focus-organizing-work/
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Offline tool for validating a json file with respect to a json schema

If you would be fine with JSON Schema draft 7, then http://tomeko.net/software/JSONedit/ ("Tools" menu) has it since 2023.02. It is using https://github.com/danielaparker/jsoncons for this ...
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Redact info from a PDF securely

I am surprised that I was not able to find anywhere the solution that eventually worked for me: GIMP Why is it a good solution (at least for some cases)? It is free It is open source It is cross-...
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Audio player for Windows meeting specific requirements

Seems like the TimeStretch Player (by Jonas Wagner) is what you are looking for. It's a simple, browser-based app that plays audio files. The files need to be loaded from your disk, it does not play ...
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Tool to validate the integrity of my data files

There is a ready-made solution. Use Veretino. A cross-platform open source app for calculating and verifying a large number of checksums, and generally verifying the integrity of a large amount of ...
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Looking for a free, usable alternative for remastersys

The project lives on here. Images >4GB now supported. All we need now are ports to other Linux versions for portability e.g from AWS: sudo apt install remastersys*.deb sudo apt install xorriso ...
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Dictionary API supporting Javascript

I created one: https://github.com/Vuizur/ultimate-dictionary-api. Synonyms are on my TODO-List I'll add usage limits depending on the load of the server.
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Android emulator for Windows

How to run Android apps/LineageOS in Qemu This is a replay to similar question (moderators please move it there). Run Qemu: qemu-system-x86_64 -machine accel=kvm:tcg -net user -net nic -m 2G -vnc 127....
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Sanbox app for android

You could (in theory) simply use Android's work profile, but AFAIK that's not directly accessible without some MDM stuff. You could also simply create a separate user (or profile), but that would mean ...
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Is there a free modern software to displayer caller ID via Windows TAPI?

I have been using VZ Enhanced 56K for many years. It works perfect and allows me not only to block specific numbers, but also specific CIDs along with area codes and other combinations using ...
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Crop a photo into a circle?

Lots of possibilities. GIMP is one and it's the most known free image editor. Here are tutorials for it as to how to create a circle image from your image: official YouTube video my TLDR summary: ...
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Software for renting (a monitor)

The opensource system that I recommend is LibreBooking - the free version of BookedScheduler. It can handle most kind of resources. It is multi-user. It has start/end reminders. It can show calendar ...
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Free file-sharing site with clean download with just a simple link

Mediafire allows one click download link for one day. Here are some screenshots. Login Download your file Open the list of download links Copy your download link If you're downloading via ...
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Software to read S.M.A.R.T. (SMART) values from USB hard disk drives (Windows)

Gsmartcontrol works well. I've been using it for many years. Download it here: https://gsmartcontrol.shaduri.dev/downloads I've used it regularly on Windows and Linux.
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Software to read S.M.A.R.T. (SMART) values from USB hard disk drives (Windows)

A list of USB to SATA bridges that support passing through SMART commands is provided at https://www.smartmontools.org/wiki/USB. This is not specifically a list of cases or docks, but the chipsets ...
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Working web proxy to acces blocked content

So when it comes to videos, I would recommend proxyium. It helped me, but when it comes to youtube's own restrictions, I'm not sure if they can be bypassed. If using Firefox private browsing mode must ...
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Free tools for converting C# to C++

You may check C# to C++ translator. It has .Net BCL implementation for C++. The converter is available here or here but it has limitations. You may write to developers, they are open for requests. The ...
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Capture scrolling window screenshot in macOS

Both Shottr and CleanShot X are nicely designed Mac apps that offer scrolling capture. CleanShot has many more features, but Shottr is much cheaper.
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Looking for a (free) personal knowledgebase application with tagging (Windows)

I believe OBSIDIAN could be a decent choice for your use case. However, it is based on MARKDOWN and I'm not sure if there are plugins which add RTF support. You could create a note called 2024-03-01 ...
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Gratis and GUI program to create separate compressed file archives (e.g., .zip or .7z) for each selected file/directory

PeaZip has the functionality you are looking for. Here is more information about this feature https://peazip.github.io/how-to-zip-files-separate-archives.html Specifically there is written: ...
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Getting started creating digital music

Four years later, as a result of encountering this question on Super User, my attention was drawn to Online Sequencer, which runs entirely in the browser, and appears to allow you to generate MP3, WAV,...
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