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There is nothing like TortoiseGit for beginners. It integrates with Windows Explorer (no new UI to learn) Open source (GPL) Setup/initialize new local repo: Basic functions are in the top of context menu (Sync, Commit, Push and Pull):


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I moved from Github For Windows and then Git Extensions to SmartGit and recommend it. Here's why- Cross-Platform (made in Java) Very easy to setup and use. If you have experience with any git clients before, you won't take a minute getting on business. Portable Simple Clean UI. The main interface only shows the changed files and the big Commit, ...


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I regularly use Process Explorer, (free from Microsoft), to do exactly what you are asking for you can search for which programs/tasks are using a given file or directory and then kill the program or program tree. You can even find a DLL that has a given file locked and then find and kill those programs that are using that DLL. It also gives you a lot of ...


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One of my personal favourites is SumatraPDF. Features: Sumatra PDF is a free PDF, eBook (ePub, Mobi), XPS, DjVu, CHM, Comic Book (CBZ and CBR) reader for Windows. Sumatra PDF is powerful, small, portable and starts up very fast. Simplicity of the user interface has a high priority. Multiple documents in tabs Keyboard Navigation Open Source, see project, ...


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I use youtube-dl for downloading videos from YouTube. It's a free console program (public domain licence), written in Python. I've used it on Windows and Linux and it worked well. (According to the official site it should work on Mac OS X too.) By default it downloads the video in the best quality provided by YouTube. If it's not playable with VLC you can ...


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UPDATE 2016-10-10: It's possible that Chocolatey version 0.10.0 gave me a malware infection a couple of months ago. However, that does not seem to be the case. I have not had any trouble so far with Chocolatey v0.10.1 or 0.10.3. See further notes in the Comments section. END UPDATE I recently discovered Chocolatey: https://chocolatey.org. This is what I am ...


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Handbrake is one of the best free (and open-source) video converters around. It's fast, powerful, and simple. It's also quite good at converting audio. It's a good match for you because it's... Free (Zero Cost and FOSS) Very lightweight - it does nothing but convert stuff Extremely feature-filled - you can tweak every aspect of conversion Simple and ...


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I am using Atlassian SourceTree and like it a lot. Here's the drill: Free (not open-source thought AFAIK) Feature rich - Almost all the features of Git is there (not of GitHub, though, e.g. I didn't find a way to rebase a GitHub fork. It's doable using ordinary Git commands - adding remote etc, but not out of the box) Supports GitFlow Nice UI: NOTE - This ...


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WinSCP matches all your requirements. Graphical: Yes – There are two alternative interfaces: Commander interface: Explorer interface: Feels like a Windows explorer window: Yes – One of the interfaces is explicitly designed after Windows File Explorer. Supports drag and drop: Yes – Both between file panels and between other applications.Uploading via ...


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Opera 9.64 Free. Version 10 and later don't run on Windows 98. Version 9.64 was released in 2009 and was among the best browsers back then. You get tabs, mouse gestures, speed dial, URL blocking and countless other features. Download: http://www.oldversion.com/windows/opera-9-64


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Windows 8+ only Assuming you're using Windows 8 or above, and want a whole screen screenshot, simply hit + PrtSc. This works anywhere, and is about the only way to get a screenshot of Universal apps. You can find these under your Pictures/Screenshot folder in your user folder. Sadly, this doesn't work in older versions of windows


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I'd recommend Postman for this. It supports all HTTP verbs, not just GET, POST, PUT and DELETE. Some operations might require HTTP headers to be set (e.g. for authentication) and it supports that too. You can supply a raw body for your request, or key-value pairs which Postman can transform into e.g. URL encoded form content. It has a UI. While it does ...


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ManicTime is a pretty awesome piece of software (free/pro with trial). It let's you track time by theme dimensions: Usage (Active or not) Application used Document (title of the document) Tags The pro version (also have trial) even let's you auto-tag time by using filters to select specific keywords. for example you can auto-tag all the time you spend in ...


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You don't need a tool, you can use AltPrtSc to take a screenshot of the currently selected window. Works on all versions of windows.


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Open Broadcaster Software (free) After months in search of a good, free screen capture program, I found this, and I knew that my search was finally over. OBS is for both streaming and general screen capture. It can stream to a service like Twitch or just write to a local file. It uses x264, a powerful encoder for the H.264 (.mp4) codec, which allows for ...


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I use WinSCP. It doesn't install adware, and it has a simpler interface than FileZilla. It is easy to use and supports FTP, SFTP, and SCP. It can also save as many profiles as you want.


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ffmpeg would do this, and I've had excellent luck with the winff front end to it. It'll give you the commands should you want to do it manually, let you batch stuff out, or strip out the audio. It also has a sane set of common presets for things you want to do


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Greenshot is a free program for Windows and is really good at this. When you press Print Screen or click on its icon, it presents a nice context menu full of options It also has a nice editor, which is the default that opens when you click 'Open in image editor'. It has shapes, arrows, a highlighter, an obfuscation tool, text boxes for annotations, undo (...


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There is in fact a command-line package manager built into Windows 10: PackageManagement. It uses PowerShell's extremely verbose language to give a native Windows equivalent of apt-get or yum. You can start with: PS C:> Get-Command -module PackageManagement | sort noun, verb to generate a list of available commands. There are many other commands and ...


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Last update: 2020-04-09 Having a similar need to the OP, I searched the whole web for current solutions. There's no current perfect solution, but there are a few ones that might be worth a try. Note that I had additional requirements to realtime/inline previewing, such as: multidocuments tabbing, table of contents for quick navigation, lightweight, markup ...


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Dropbox now has this option out of the box. Any screenshot you take with PrtSc (or Alt+PrtSc for the current Window) is automatically saved to a "Screenshots" subfolder inside your "Dropbox" folder. (And consequently it is automatically uploaded too.) If you are installing a recent version of Dropbox then you get prompted to enable this feature, otherwise, ...


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I would recommend VLC it will play just about any video/audio you throw at it (except rmvb) it is not under 30mb in size, it's around 100mb (after installation), but this is due to it containing all the codecs it needs instead of relying on the system codecs - I don't think you will find much improvement here if you count the size that other players would ...


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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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PyCharm Made by JetBrains, are the same people that make ReSharper, the C# refactoring tool. It has a free and a paid version. I found the free version to be quite good. I've not tried the paid version. Requirements Checklist Syntax highlighting: Yes, Also has error highlighting, programming style highlight, and spelling error highlighting (I can't work ...


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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 in-line (at this time) you need to install an extension, Markdown Preview Enhanced by Yiyi Wang. "Markdown Preview Enhanced is an extension that provides ...


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Try Unlocker. It creates an entry in the right-click menu of files which will show you a list of processes that are accessing the file, through which you can then detach the process (or if needed kill it outright). I use Unlocker regularly to help me safely eject USB drives that like to have handles kept open and more often than not it does help. The only ...


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Smokeping (demo) does all that. However, this includes multiple caveats. This is not out-of-the box solution for Windows. I have not tested this on Windows, but I'm using Smokeping for exactly same thing. To avoid installing on Windows, see bottom of this post. It's for unix based systems, so installing it to windows is not easy There's no GUI. All ...


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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 can use the NppMarkdownPanel plugin (MIT License): (According to the Github page, this plugin also works for 32 and 64 bits) Both options can be installed from ...


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I really like GIMP. It's free and you can it supports plugins, so for example, you can use Resynthesizer & Heal Selection to fill missing areas. To open RAW files, you need to use the UFRaw plugin. Here is a screenshot:


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I've had some success with RescueTime. It tracks software used, webpages visited, and has a free version too. Not open source though. If you're willing to do all the tracking yourself (e.g. I do this at work for loosely tracking projects) then I can recommend toggl.


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