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Software for converting MP4 to animated GIF

ffmpeg Can convert from mp4 to gif. You can apply some effects or resize the video to balance between quality and file size. You haven't posted your mp4 sample, so I am using my own. Plain ...
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Windows SSHFS/SFTP mounting clients

There are some forks of win-sshfs and the Dokan library, which seem to get it working much better. https://github.com/dokan-dev/dokany https://github.com/dimov-cz/win-sshfs https://github.com/...
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Program to save visible windows' locations and later restore the layout

I've tried all of the mentioned items in here. With the paid program called Task Layout I could not get it to save any of my layouts in Windows 10. The Software WilMa (Windows Layout Manager) by ...
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Any alternatives to NSIS, Installshield, Advanced Installer?

If you would like a gratis but full fledged and easy to use installer creator you will not go far wrong with Inno Setup. Mature Support for every Windows release since 2006, including: Windows 10, ...
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Windows app to hold multiple items in clipboard

You can use Ditto: gratis works on Microsoft Windows 7 extend the clipboard to hold 2 or more items unsure how often it flushes the keyboard history to the hard drive, but it's pretty much lag free. ...
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Free Microsoft Project file (.mpp) viewer

I use Project Libre. This is an open source application that can view - and edit - files in Microsoft Project format. It has versions for Windows, Mac and Linux.
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Windows Software to constantly record the last X minutes of audio entering the microphone?

You need What did I say?: works on Windows: yes, requires .NET 4.5 constantly records the last X minutes of audio: yes, configurable time span in the background: once configured, the window ...
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Software to make video from a game

I would recommend: OBS Studio: https://obsproject.com/ Other candidates: VLC, how to do it: https://www.wikihow.com/Screen-Capture-to-File-Using-VLC ScreenToGif https://www.screentogif.com/ -it is ...
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Timer with visual alerts for Windows 7

I use an open source timer called Hourglass. It has a great interface and is very lightweight. It can alert you visually or using audio alerts as well. It meets all of your requirements including, ...
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Windows app to hold multiple items in clipboard

I'm using ArsClip for this: ArsClip configuration and Clipboard windows (source: PortableFreeware; click image for larger variant) Supports Windows XP to Windows 10 (which of course includes Windows ...
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Software to password-protect individual folder(s) on Windows 7

Compressing the folder using a free tools such as 7zip seems like it would work. Add a password. Folder will have a visible icon, but any attempt to look inside will require a password. Good luck.
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Send a file to Google Search by Image search from the Windows Explorer context menu

This is quite late, but I wrote a very simple program which does this: GoogleImageShell. It adds a shortcut to the right-click menu on images (JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP) which uploads the image to Google and ...
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Desktop programs to beautify code

Atom.io is another text tool with beautification functionality tools available. The package I linked will format about a dozen languages out of the box. Others can be added through separate ...
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E-mail client with focus on managing multiple accounts

I can recommend Thunderbird. It’s a cross-platform (GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows), Free/Libre Open Source, gratis available email client from Mozilla. Multiple accounts Managing ...
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Simple screen recorder

There is CamStudio, which has been around for a while and probably will not be going anywhere: CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-...
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Looking for a program that re-downloads setups

Chocolatey + Boxstarter Chocolatey is a package manager for Windows. It is essentially a database of install scripts (from moderated user contributions), which download and run the setups for you. For ...
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To-Do app that repeats tasks weekly even though tasks are completed for the day

I am not sure the requirements you listed are the best fit for what I believe your trying to accomplish. If you want to memorize lots of information a better tool for that purpose is Anki: Anki is ...
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Software to easily add an image to a PDF document

You can do this easily in the free Foxit PDF reader using the Stamp Tool. Copy the image of interest to the clipboard: open in an image editor, or copy directly out of a web page. In Foxit, press ...
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Software to easily add an image to a PDF document

The other answer also suggested the free Foxit Reader, but there's an even easier way to add a single image to a document from that program. You can find it on the Home tab: (Don't let the word "...
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lsusb for Windows

I just recalled that I used the graphical tool NirSoft USBDeview. Looking at the vendor's website, I find it can also be run as a command line tool. Command line options: /stext <Filename> ...
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Task manager that can kill more than one process at once on Windows 7

I personally use and can recommend Process Hacker. It's a full featured task manager closely inspired by the famous Process Explorer. Relevant to the question, it can kill multiple processes at once. ...
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Software to create identical copy of system hard drive with all partitions

I use Clonezilla for that, and it never failed me. http://clonezilla.org/ Very complete and robust piece of software. From their website: Features Many File systems are supported: (1) ext2, ext3, ...
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Free app to generate random picture collages

Image Magick which includes a Montage command line tool with a huge number of options, can produce grid montage for you and it is possible to either resize all of the images to a single size or allow ...
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Free File Explorer alternative with dark theme for Windows 7?

There are many explorer replacements for Windows. My personal favourite is Q-Dir. It does everything standard explorer does, and a few more features. Q-Dir is my favourite because it supports many ...
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free software to remove background noise(Nosie of horns, other public disturbances) from video i shot

The process that I have used with very good results goes as follows: Use FFMPEG to split the Video and Audio to separate files Use Audacity to deal with the noise by using noise filters, high/low ...
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Looking for 64 bit Windows 7 spreadsheet program

Try OpenOffice or LibreOffice. Open Office is from Apache and it's free for linux. I don't know if it is free for Windows or not. When you go to the page, use the computer for which you want the ...
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Software for erasing "permanently deleted" files

if you want a really free and not only gratis tool you should use BleachBit: it is free software (GPLv3) multi-platform: Linux & Windows easy GUI: just check what you want to do shred files/...
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Share USB drive between computers

I may suggest you a FlexiHub solution - http://www.flexihub.com/usb-over-ip-software.html: use it for free with short sessions or buy and use without limitations compatible with all windows easy to ...
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Application to manage Windows file associations

Nirsoft's FileTypesMan does what you're asking and is freeware. I have used it, I don't remember that I had anything complicated to do with it - but the few times I've needed it, it's come in handy ...
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Quick Look for Windows

Seer, "A quick look tool for Windows", acts just like the Quick Look on OS X. And Seer is more powerful and faster.
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