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A standalone SVG editor?

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 ...
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Alternative to Microsoft Office that does not require Internet or Cloud

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 ...
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Simple open-source offline Markdown viewer for Windows

If you work a lot with Notepad++ (GPLv2), you can install the MarkdownViewerPlusPlus plugin (MIT License): (According to the Github page, this plugin works for 32 and 64 bits) Alternativelly, you ...
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Viewer for huge JSON files on Windows

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 ...
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Simple open-source offline Markdown viewer for Windows

Its not really simple and lightweight, but You can use Visual Studio Code, it has a Markdown preview built-in. This way you can view the source and the rendered preview side-by-side. To display images ...
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Simple open-source offline Markdown viewer for Windows

I use Typora free (commercial license, not open source) markdown editor for Windows/Mac/Linux because it works very fast. The latest version of Typora is currently a beta version and it's free ...
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Alternative to Microsoft Office that does not require Internet or Cloud

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 ...
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Offline genealogy software

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, ...
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Alternative to Microsoft Office that does not require Internet or Cloud

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 ...
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Simple open-source offline Markdown viewer for Windows

Returning to this two years later, I definitely no longer recommend MarkdownPad. I use Visual Studio Code, same as the currently top-rated answer. I use MarkdownPad. It's free for most use cases, but ...
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Offline Desktop Client for OpenStreetMap on Linux

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 ...
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A standalone SVG editor?

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 ...
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Viewer for huge JSON files on Windows

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 ...
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Offline OpenStreetMap with vector maps for Windows Phone?

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 ...
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Offline map browser on Android with offline search

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 ...
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Calendar application for Linux that plays well with Outlook and Exchange and works offline

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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Windows tool to set voice as password

The problem with using voice recognition to protect your computer is that a voice is both too lax and too strict. Too lax: It is actually REALLY easy, in this day and age, to record something spoken ...
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Linux software for local version control

I think for your project Git is fitted best. Especially on Linux, it is... easy to install: apt-get install git / yum install git easy to get started with (just change into your projects top ...
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Notetaking application that is programmer friendly

Check out Boostnote - a simple notetaking app for programmers. Features Available on Mac, Windows & Linux. Write your notes using markdown Syntax Highlighting Tag your notes and many more Also, ...
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Alternative to Microsoft Office that does not require Internet or Cloud

"Without any loss of functionality" is the key here. If that is "absolute" (as in do precisely the same thing, precisely the same way, always) then it's a not. There isn't. The reason is farily ...
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priority oriented TODO list manager

Priority Oriented TODO list manager I highly recommend emacs orgmode Reasons: You can prioritize your items Recurring tasks open source (part of gnu emacs, included by default in modern releases!) ...
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Simple open-source offline Markdown viewer for Windows

CuteMarkEd is a free and open source markdown editor. It fits all listed requirements: Simple and lightweight: Download the zip file extract and finished (no Installation required, Zip file is ...
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Free PDF editor for Windows

You can try: Inkscape Free PDF Editor (supports *.fpe files) Linux (you can always emulate it or use it from live CD such as Knoppix or using Docker): pdfedit Not editors, but have some functions ...
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Flowchart editor for Windows/Mac/Linux, graphical, works offline

As an alternative to the already mentioned Dia, you could draw flowcharts using LibreOffice Draw, which might be already installed in your system as part of LibreOffice, the popular free and open-...
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Cross-browser compatibility software

Test Browsers In Virtual Machines You can fire up a virtual machine with a specific browser installed and test against that. There are various possible sources of the VM images: IE Versions and ...
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Offline alternative to OneNote / Evernote

I've started using Joplin after OneNote managed to delete all my data. It has a rich text editor built in but I'd recommend using the Markdown editor (write in Markdown with a WYSIWYG output to see ...
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Calendar application for Linux that plays well with Outlook and Exchange and works offline

I'm currently using Thunderbird with this plugin: https://github.com/ExchangeCalendar/exchangecalendar It's not perfect, but it's the best solution I've found so far after trying other options such ...
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Offline GEDCOM viewer for Chromebook

Dick Eastman in his Online Genealogy Newsletter wrote a post: Why Use a Chromebook? In it he said: For a genealogist, a major disadvantage of a Chromebook is the lack of a good genealogy program....
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Notetaking application that is programmer friendly

Org-mode is a powerful organizer with note-taking features. It is: Cross platform (Runs on Emacs and other environments). Can be easily installed on Windows and Linux Free and open source You can ...
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