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How about Inkscape? It is: free and open source, has a perfectly compliant SVG format file generation and editing, can open a number of other vector formats, with the help of extensions, can natively import most raster formats (JPEG, PNG, GIF, etc.) as bitmap images, but it can only export PNG bitmaps, as it is a downloadable software, it runs ...


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I use Libre Office. It is one of many possibilities available to you. Libre Office can be used to edit and save documents which are in MS Office format, including Visio. It also uses the OpenDocument file format. You would have to download the installation pack first but it does not need to be online during installation.


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You can find some candidates in the answers to App for Android that reads Open Street Map data but can be used as a GPS or for Directions. My recommendation again is Locus Maps, which seems to match all the features you requested: runs on Android tons of map sources (including OSM), more available via the Map Tweak addon easy download via the integrated "...


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OsmAnd is the best choice: Runs on android Map of whole world and specific countries as well. You can easily create your own map. map updated in regular basis. easier to manage map layers. Best for navigation, computation is completely offline and refreshed with change in gps position many search options, by name, by coordinates, by address gps position on ...


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The best Markdown editor for any operating system that features a modern browser is StackEdit1. StackEdit features: Works offline - documents are saved in your browser's local storage, and can be opened from and saved to your local filesystem. Once loaded, the app's code is cached by your browser, and will open and work just fine with zero Internet ...


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Use Mou! Mou has everything you've asked for. If you have the preview pane open, it will update in close to real-time, though it's a little delayed if you type very quickly. It speaks Markdown. It lets you customize the editor theme and the preview pane. It lets you choose the default file extension for saving (and .txt is included on its list).


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I have written Huge JSON viewer based on JSON.NET, one of the fastest JSON frameworks. It matches the requirements as follows: open decently large files: it can open the 1.44 GB example file without crashing in ~ 2:45 minutes on my machine (Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, SSD). To do that, the OS must be 64 bit. A progress bar is shown has a decently responsive ...


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GIMP (on Mac and on Windows at least) can export to .ico. I have used it to modify favicon.icos with no issues. It have all features you wanted: Creating icons with a transparent background: yes Importing image files that are not icon files: yes, including bmp, gif, jpeg, mng, pcx, pdf, png, ps, psd, svg, tiff, tga, xpm, vector and others (from here) Basic ...


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You can also try Maps.Me (previously known as MapsWithMe). It has most features you need: Allows to download whole countries Uses OpenStreetMap data Shows many POIs Can search for addresses, or shops, restaurants, or other attractions Works offline Can use GPS to show your location on the map Can store downloaded files on SD card Free of charge The full ...


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I've been using Sygic for a while, and it served me good. Random Online picture of the app: Features that I found useful: Offline maps, can navigate without the need of the internet + the ability to download more maps. Search for street or POI (Place Of Interest), find the nearest ATM, Gas station etc. Can view options for several routes Add places or ...


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Paint.net has an .ico plugin. (Discussed in detail here). It's also SIGNIFICANTLY easier to use and more lightweight than GIMP from personal experience. Paint.net itself can have transparent background (tutorial, another) has basic shapes Can import tons of image formats: PNG, JPEG, BMP, GIF, TGA, DDS, and TIFF. Can run on Windows7. Including 64 bit.


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You can use OpenOffice. It has a "full installation" download (about 134 MB) that does not require internet access for the installation. It is also compatible with many file formats including Microsoft Office formats.


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I've used Navit a few times when I've needed offline navigation. You can download and install the maps per country you need free(and they aren't very large), and it works alright. I did find that you need to set the search country to where you are separately for the search to work on the version on google play but the SVN version is fine. Other than that, it ...


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There is a new kid on the block. Github has recently open-sourced their internally developed editor — introducing Atom! As a full featured code editor and lightweight IDE, Atom may seem like a lot of application for writing a few markdown files, but I still think it's worth a shake. Atom may be full featured but it feels super light weight. It is loosely ...


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In my experience the best such app is the open-source OsmAnd. From the Project Site (at Google Code): Global Mobile Map Viewing & Navigation for Offline and Online OSM Maps OsmAnd (OSM Automated Navigation Directions) This project aims at providing comfortable map viewing and navigation (routing) application for mobile devices. Particluar ...


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Gramps is a free/libre genealogy software, available cross-platform (I’m using it on GNU/Linux, so can’t tell if the Windows version may have some quirks). It’s a desktop client and works, of course, offline. I’m using it as a layman (without any genealogy experience), and found it very easy to use. It can import/export data in various formats (CSV, XML, ...


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Microsoft Office 2013 does not require an internet connection. Office 365 is pushed heavily, which can cloud (no pun intended) the issue, but there are still fully-packaged product versions of MS Office 2013 for sale (although it can be challenging, depending on geo, to find it).


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You can use GNU wget: free and open source Linux, Windows, Mac (brew install wget) CLI To create an offline copy of the website (aka. mirror it), use wget --mirror --page-requisites --convert-links http://stackexchange.com --mirror: This option turns on options suitable for mirroring. This option turns on recursion and time-stamping, sets infinite ...


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You can use Kiwix: free and open source Windows, OSX, Android, Linux and most other OSes offline reader for web content. It's software intended to make Wikipedia available without using the internet. No kid filters though AFAIK, and no auto-update last time I tried FYI: Wikipedia:Database download.


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As I recall the SU blog runs on wordpress, and I was using windows live writer to post on it. Its part of windows essentials, works with WP blogs and if I recall correctly did/does most of what you have listed there Start a new post while offline - yes Lets me edit posts I created already with the program yes (though I can't remember if it edits uploaded ...


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I'm using JSONedit, typically with 1-2MB of text. Largest data sets I've tested were around 50MB and it's annoyingly slow with loading it and peak RAM usage reaches few hundreds MB - there is definitely room for improvement, but it's at least order of magnitude better than browser-based editors I've tested. It seems to meet most of your requirements except ...


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Emacs plus a markdown-to-html converter (there are many around, pandoc works well and supports many extensions) meets your absolute requirements. The preview is not real-time. I've seen that done for LaTeX, but not for Markdown; in principle, the same approach should work, but it would involve a nontrivial amount of coding. You get the benefit of a good ...


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Chrome on android will do this natively to the language you have set as your native language You can copy and paste the link to google translate to get it the other way around, and it will take a bare URL. Google translate also supports downloading offline language files for offline translation on newer versions of android- go to settings, "Manage offline ...


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You can use HTTrack Website Copier: free and open source (GNU General Public License Version 3) Linux, Windows, Mac GUI


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I use Cruiser. Its platform is Java so it will work on Linux. Features Offline detailed vector maps (Mapsforge) Map file chooser Add multiple maps Render theme file chooser Render theme style with overlays selection Render theme SVG graphics Variable text size of vector maps Online maps (MapQuest, Mapnik, Cycle Map, Transport Map, ...


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As already mentioned I would go with Inkscape if you want a full featured SVG editor with great design capabilities and powerful tools. If you want something simpler however, are looking for a web based solution or Inkscape is not available on your desired platform there is also SVG Edit. SVG Edit is a JavaScript browser based editor, that can be used both ...


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The Windows Phone app Vectorial Map uses offline vector maps. It is also available for iPhone, Android and Blackberry. It uses OpenStreetMap maps in the Mapsforge format, which you can download for free.


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GNOME's Evolution. You might want to look at the documentation. Exchange support is likely not to be on-par with Outlook, but it may do what you need.


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Nokia HERE is a relevant option that has grown big in the span of less than a year (2015) [>5 million downloads on Google Play]. free runs on Android provides downloadable offline maps for entire countries can integrate with GPS and provide directions/navigation


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If you still like IcoFX, you can grab the old, freeware version from FileHippo. Or you could use the other great programs mentioned. For those unfamiliar with IcoFX, it is a (formally) freeware, lightweight-but-powerful icon editor. It can handle multiple resolutions and has a set of basic image editing tools (shapes, text, brush, bucket fill, eraser, etc....


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