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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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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

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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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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Markdown editor for OSX that includes a preview, ideally in real time?

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 ...
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Offline map browser on Android with offline search

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 ...
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Encyclopedia that works offline (alternative to Encarta)

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. ...
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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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How to create an offline copy of a website?

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-...
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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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Offline WordPress post editor/creator

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 ...
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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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How to create an offline copy of a website?

You can use HTTrack Website Copier: free and open source (GNU General Public License Version 3) Linux, Windows, Mac GUI
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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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Is there any basic MICR stock check printing software without any frills or gimmicks?

I used to use VersaCheck until they turned into ransomware. After a stressful couple of weeks looking for a replacement I ended up with ezCheckPrinting I purchased a license for $39 and I've been ...
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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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Windows light XML validator, works with non ".xml" files

Notepad++ Obviously :) It's by default really light since it's a pure editor. But for XML support you will need a plugin like XML TOOLS and an installation guide A screenshot of the plugin menu: ...
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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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