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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 3 hours 53 min ago boristhemoggy

That's ace, many thanks pal.

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Just How Much Personal Data Could Facebook Gather About You? 5 hours 17 min ago archivarius

Or try Stalkscan. This tool shows you what information is publicly available on Facebook.

https://stalkscan.com

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 7 hours 34 min ago torres-no-tan-m...

boristhemoggy this article should get things sorted! https://www.howtogeek.com/208224/how-to-add-programs-files-and-folders-to-system-startup-in-windows-8.1/

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Best Free NFO Viewer 14 hours 16 min ago Robaye17

Many of these are good. Another one to try out is iNFekt. Windows 64 bit version available, too.

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Best Free Android Apps -Updated 2017 17 hours 44 min ago keyatahmina666

Art Apps is a world most popular apps.try to use it.

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 17 hours 46 min ago Robertdbarron

Free in the dictionary is defined as: without cost or charge. Your title is for "free" cloning software. Yet, NONE of the software will perform the task "free". You SEEM like a fairly smart person based on your use of polysyllabic terms, yet here we are witnessing your apparent confusion of what a simple four letter word actually means. I have avoided using negative four letter words in spite of how frustrated I have become after being fooled by your article which is either click bait or, sadly the alternative is, you simply truly do not own a dictionary and really do not know what the word free means. If you like, I can start a gofund me page for you to assist you in procuring one if you intend on creating more articles in the future.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 1 day 7 hours ago toktok

Clipboard Help+Spell is very good too:

http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Mouser/clipboardhelpandspell/index.html

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Best Free Online Applications 1 day 8 hours ago Jojo Yee Your kind comment Catsup22 is much appreciated. Currently we have eleven main categories; clicking a main category leads you to a page listing apps and services grouped by subcategory. For ease of searching, we sort subcategory titles in alphabetical order. Hope this helps. view
Best Free Online Applications 1 day 9 hours ago Jojo Yee Many thanks EdK for your kind feedback. I've now replaced Bitstrips with Bitmoji, which looks good! view
A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 1 day 9 hours ago DannyJr

As long as ClipX works in the latest Windows, I see no reason to change.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 1 day 10 hours ago Rydeck

I tried several and the tool I liked most is RClipStep. So easy and practical (and free)

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 1 day 10 hours ago jonbourne

Exactly. Ditto surpasses any other clipboard manager. This is one of my most heavily used utilities.

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Best Free Online Applications 1 day 11 hours ago EdK

It seems that BitStrips is no more. :-( There is now only BitMoji. It lets you create a customized avatar that resembles you and you can paste variations of it into various apps on your phone or PC. You can't make comic strips anymore though.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 1 day 12 hours ago boristhemoggy

CLCL works perfectly for me, Cheers harrym! Only thing is, how do you get it to autostart with Windows 10?

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 1 day 12 hours ago boristhemoggy

Not sure if it's just me being dumb but this simply does not do anything that I can see. I can't fathom how it's supposed to get the clipboard contents into it, nor how you get them back.
If you cycle through the options tabs it gives an exception handler error and closes.
Maybe it's me...

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 1 day 13 hours ago willrun4fun

Been using Ditto for years http://ditto-cp.sourceforge.net/#Change History

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 1 day 14 hours ago harrym

The best is still CLCL : http://www.nakka.com/soft/clcl/index_eng.html

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Best Free Non-Adobe PDF Reader 2 days 3 hours ago Panzer

"... SpdPDF Reader is a tool that aims to take its position in user preference when it comes to viewing PDF documents. In addition to this filetype, it supports Mobi (Kindle), ePub (Kindle Fire, Android, iOS), DjVu, CHM (HTML help), Comic books, FictionBook, XPS, and plain text documents (TXT) ...":

http://www.spdpdf.com/reader/index

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/PDF/SpdPDF-Reader.shtml

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 2 days 3 hours ago marcdarkin

No problem. It's kind of my job to try them after all :)

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 2 days 3 hours ago Panzer

nomacs - Image Lounge 3.6:

Changelog:

– Image adjustments introduced
– Exposure added
– Batch
– Improved profiles
– Image adjustments added
– Settings for batch plugins
– Extended tab functions (thanks to @cornytrace)
– Settings Editor
– Icons for high DPI displays
– Crash on exit fixed for Linux with Qt 5.7.1
– Updates (Windows)
– Qt 5.5.1 -> 5.7.0
– OpenCV 3.1 -> 3.2:

http://nomacs.org/

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 2 days 3 hours ago Panzer

"There's a little favor I'd like to ask from anyone suggesting a review, because it would be very helpful to me: please, try the program yourself before just posting a download link and tell me why you think it should be featured here. Since we have so many excellent ones already, the reasons should be fairly strong :)"

 

I mention new additions here for other users to try them and not so much for the editors :) I serve the people, you know ...

 

Please skip anything I'll post here in the future. If you decide to try it anyway, it's gonna be your own fault and not mine. ;)

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Best Free Online Applications 2 days 4 hours ago lanshark

I couldn't agree more; DuckDuckGo is all the things that Google isn't, including neutral and trustworthy.

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Best Free Online Applications 2 days 8 hours ago Catsup22

I like your lists. What would be really helpful, though, is a sub-index for each of the main categories. It would save loads of time when we are looking for something in particular. The way it is set up is very good for anyone wanting to just browse.

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Best Free Internet Safety Check 2 days 21 hours ago Remah

The Quick Decision Guide could be removed because it may be out of date. If not then the following need updating:

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Best Free Live Wallpapers for Android - Updated 2017 3 days 1 hour ago Kinesen

Not really sure if they are the best.

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 3 days 4 hours ago marcdarkin

I've finally had the time to review a few programs that were suggested here. These are CSlide, Regards Viewer, and mrViewer (suggested by Panzer) along with Photo Browser (suggested by Anupam, though discarded by himself later), and CoolUtils Viewer as one that I wanted to review myself. I'll try to summarize my arguments because a longer review would be pointless, as I can't find any special reasons to mention those apps in the main article.

There's a little favor I'd like to ask from anyone suggesting a review, because it would be very helpful to me: please, try the program yourself before just posting a download link and tell me why you think it should be featured here. Since we have so many excellent ones already, the reasons should be fairly strong :)


- Coolutils Photo Viewer has many of the tools to be a fine replacement for Windows image viewer and I'm sure lots of users will find it comfortable to use (I do, too), but we have plenty of programs to choose from which can easily beat this one, even in the field where it's supposed to be stronger (photo importing and renaming). Cam2pc is a much better alternative.

- With Photo Browser (PB), my opinion is much like Anupam's and there's something with the interface that I don't like, but that's just personal taste. This is another app that many potential users will feel comfortable with, since it has common good features we are used to finding in the top ones (it's kind of a mixture between IrfanView and FastStone), but these beat PB with ease. Its speed is just average. It works with two different windows, one with a manager and one with a viewer. It has the interesting idea of that magnified area, like a loupe, but sometimes it looks just intrusive. The same applies to the lower menus in the manager window and some buttons in the viewer. File sorting is very basic. Not a bad program, but I don't see an important reason why one would prefer PB over any of the excellent contenders in this category.

- CSlide is one of those "simple" programs with nothing else on board other than the basic viewing functions. Actually, it has no special features whatsoever that could make me recommend it. It supports just 4 file formats, you can only view your images in a previous/next streamline, there are no sorting options, and the operation to open folders is inconvenient since the load menu always defaults to look in your system root every single time you click on the button, so no recent files or directories are displayed to make your navigation easy. Very lacking and limited.

- Regards Viewer also tries to keep up with the big names here, but it really falls short. When you first open the program you're presented with a prompt to select a folder with images and then with a bloated interface which I wouldn't call nice at first sight. You can customize it a bit by closing some panels, dragging their borders, changing thumbnail positions, etc. but after all that work, you go and view a photo fullscreen and when you exit this mode the layout always resets to the original defaults and all the disturbing panels and positions!!! No way I was going to recommend this but if that wasn't enough, a persistent error message that I'd never seen before kept popping up in pairs every time I tried to load any TIF file: "Incompatible type for "RichTIFFIPTC"; tag ignored (in module "TIFFFetchNormalTag")".

- mrViewer can play music, video and animation files apart from still images. It occupies 115MB on disk. On installation it will try to take over most media file associations on your system and you'll have to uncheck all the items one by one in the long list since it has no "check/uncheck all" option. Then, it won't create a desktop icon even though you have specified you want one, so you'll have to dive into several subfolders in the main program's directory to find the executable and run it, as it's not located exactly where one would expect it. It could be useful as a tool for some media files, but not for photos because the navigation is not user-friendly. Nearly everything is done by means of shortcuts or by right-clicking, with lots of submenus. But the worst thing is that all the files have to be opend one by one too!! You can't even use the traditional prev/next flow because there's no option for that, unless I'm missing something after searching for a long while. Absolutely inconvenient. And when you click 'open' there's no folder tree, just four icons that will display lists on the pane to the right. Moreover, the program is rather slow moving between folders. When you finally get to open an image and zoom into it you'll find there's no way to move it around to inspect different areas. Too many drawbacks for a good user experience.
 

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Best Free OCR Software 3 days 5 hours ago Quickster

I would recommend Quickleey. It converts well plus it works with decent hand-writting.

http://www.quickleey.tk

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Get this Free App to Download YouTube Videos to Your Android Device 3 days 15 hours ago Charlesberry

Tubemate used to be my favorite youtube downloader app, but it can't download HD youtube videos like 1080p or 4k on my phone. For somesone who want to download HD videos, I'd recommend Acethinker video downloader, It is a free cloud based software to download videos without install any software in your device.

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Best Free CD-DVD Emulation Software 3 days 16 hours ago Anupam

I used to use MagicDisc before. Now I use DvdFab Virtual Drive. It's quite good.

http://www.dvdfab.cn/virtual-drive.htm

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Best Free CD-DVD Emulation Software 3 days 17 hours ago DavidFB

MagicDisc (latest 2009 version) won't install on current Win10 machines.

Thanks for the comments - looks like WinDCMenu is the better option.

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Extract Files From An ISO Without Burning To CD or DVD 3 days 17 hours ago DavidFB

It depends. If it's an installer disc, probably not as it will look for files not present and the install will fail. If it's a movie disc, the movie will fail at some point. You'd want to use a video editor and spit the content first. But if it's just a large image of files, those can be easily split into 2. But you'd want to extract the files first, then burn them.

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 3 days 19 hours ago crombierob

You said
"There's a little favor I'd like to ask from anyone suggesting a review, because it would be very helpful to me: please, try the program yourself before just posting a download link and tell me why you think it should be featured here. Since we have so many excellent ones already, the reasons should be fairly strong :)"

I say,
100% agree
Often members post a brief 'try this', with no explanation why.

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SSuite Gif Animator 4 days 12 hours ago FireBall71

I do not understand the comments left by the reviewer, one only has to load your favourite images, select the time delay between each image and then click on the create button. That's it, your GIF animation is created and ready to be viewed in any web browser.

How is this difficult to use? I would say it could not get any simpler than this.

Please explain yourself on how you used this application and what it was that was difficult to use?!!

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Best Free Software for Linux 4 days 13 hours ago Panzer

"... Netdata ... unparalleled insights, in real-time, of everything happening on your Linux systems and applications, with stunning, interactive web dashboards and powerful performance and health alarms ...":

http://my-netdata.io/

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Organise Your Thoughts With An Online Corkboard 5 days 5 hours ago arturo52

Try Stickies on your PC. I've been using this for years. Free of course.

http://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/stickies/

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BurnAware Free 5 days 7 hours ago MidnightCowboy

Because so many freeware apps now include additional components it is important to pay attention both before downloading and when installing. There are two freeware versions available as listed on their website, "free" (7.6MB) and "cfree" (6.8MB) which contains no additional offers.
http://i.imgur.com/ARm0ZwQ.png
Even if you download the wrong version by mistake, it does ask if you wish to install the additional items which will vary depending on what is seen when your computer is scanned. These are the windows that were presented to me just now.
http://i.imgur.com/gZV6NJL.png
http://i.imgur.com/iA6h5x0.png
We have also published an information page to guide you through this process. MC - Site Manager.
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/what-else-have-you-just-download...

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BurnAware Free 5 days 9 hours ago TheHubster

Installed Chromium and an 'Anti-Malware' suite without asking. No longer using.

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Organise Your Thoughts With An Online Corkboard 5 days 13 hours ago aenaeas

my favourite: http://en.linoit.com/, it offers more options and personalization. I have been using it for some years now, also with students; it's fun and reliable. It does not run in SysTray though.

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Best Free Program Launcher 5 days 14 hours ago Geert

@Oblivion
Keypirinha is now available on both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms.
Time to give it a second chance/look and give it a place in this list. It definitely deserves it.

Remark: Is it intentionally that 5 programs get the "Gizmo's Freeware award as the best product in its class!"?

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CDCheck 5 days 14 hours ago kamild1996

I've found an extremely scratched audio disc which I really wanted to recover (I'd post a photo of it but idk if I can). Windows refused to even try and play it. Ashampoo made an attempt to copy it but except for the first minute of the first track it was just 50 minutes of the same stuttering over and over. CD Recovery Toolbox didn't know how to deal with an audio CD and only recovered a 44 bytes worth of .cue files. Then I tried CDCheck - and despite it showing like 6000 C2 read errors, it frickin worked! I've carefully listened to all the recovered songs, no stuttering, not even a slightest distortion in sound either.
Will definitely stay on my hard drive in case if another recovery is needed. Try it!

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Best Free Clipboard Replacement Utility 5 days 16 hours ago gzwul62a

There are a lot of sites reviewing clipboard managers. Often a number of the 'well known' clipboard managers are the same, Ditto, CLCL etc.
The 'basic requirement' seems to be that it should be free. If it isn't free, then it is hardly considered.
Most probably the reason why AceText is not, or hardly, reviewed.

The only drawback of AceText: it does not support graphics.

It has powerful other features though.
find and replace text based on regular expressions
filter text clips based on regular expressions
create clipcollections, e.g. for archiving purposes and search through all collections
etc.etc.
https://www.acetext.com/index.html

It is really worthwhile considering in the next review.
eh ... no... it isn't free...
However for 30 euro it has a lot to offer!

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Best Free File Copy Utility 5 days 17 hours ago theaadityasinghania

Apart from all the software mentioned above, for the above listed tasks I would recommend GS RichCopy 360. Great GUI UI, faster copying speed, data migration between multiple databases, copying locked files, scheduling file copy and many other features. Hope this will help.

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PC Wizard 5 days 19 hours ago Remah

CPUID appear to have stopped developing PC Wizard which makes it progressively less useful with newer hardware. It also has long-standing bugs which can cause it to crash on some systems. I used it for many years but stopped because a system info utility needs to be up-to-date.

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PC Wizard 5 days 20 hours ago Jojo Yee

The download links at the developer's site currently lead to a 404 error. However you can try to get the software from a third party website such as here http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Info/PC-Wizard-Release.shtml

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Best Free Software for Linux 6 days 7 hours ago Panzer "... Hostsctl.sh allows you to control your /etc/hosts easily. You can block ads, p-o-r-n, social networks with one command ...": https://github.com/0xl3vi/hostsctl view
PC Wizard 6 days 10 hours ago tom4455

Followed your link but hitting any of the download buttons gives a 404 error

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Best Free Timesheet Program 1 week 7 hours ago Randy_N

Another free timesheet program would be Timogix (www.timogix.com). The first 3 users are free.

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Avast Free Antivirus 1 week 21 hours ago pdmagnet

I was looking for a free antivirus and Avast sounded promising.
Downloaded and start to install it on a fresh windows 10 machine, after all 275 megs were downloaded started to install the antivirus and after 30 minutes still trying...
I stopped the install only to find out that the program was installed (according to windows), it was working fine but I was worried about a defective install, so I tried to uninstall it, the choices it give me were REPAIR o CHANGE but not uninstall, neither one of those choices helped me to uninstall.
Finally downloaded Revo uninstaller and got the machine clean, downloaded PANDA and in a few minutes got everything working ok.
YMMV.

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Best Free Internet Safety Check 1 week 1 day ago Remah

I use Avira Browser Safety on one of my computers so I'm interested in how you found out that it is better than the McAfee and Avast products?

I always use WOT and always have a second browser safety check of some sort whether Malwarebytes, Avira, Avast, etc. It's been the case for several years that even paid AV products usually have free browser safety checks.

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Best Free Internet Safety Check 1 week 1 day ago freestuffrocks

I was unhappy continuing to use WOT, but I believe Avira Browser Safety is a more than adequate replacement, blocks malicious urls and phishing sites, and is better than, for instance, McAfee Site Advisor and Avast Online Security.

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 week 1 day ago Panzer

"... Use QMapShack to plan your next outdoor trip or to visualize and archive all the GPS recordings of your past exciting adventures ...":
https://bitbucket.org/maproom/qmapshack/wiki/Home

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Best Free Media Player 1 week 1 day ago Panzer Potplayer 1.7.1150 has been released. You can get old skin here: https://potplayer.daum.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=3585#p6954 view
Best Free OCR Software 1 week 1 day ago MidnightCowboy

If you read the user guide for your antivirus it explains how generic detections can be triggered. It is very important that you understand how security software operates otherwise the results it gives can be misinterpreted, possibly leading to an infected system. FreeOCR is completely safe, even according to Avast! MC - Site Manager.
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/0bf9d979c7bc3774fc6ae39df31afc89bfd9a...

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Best Free OCR Software 1 week 1 day ago Swannie

I downloaded FreeOCR5.4.1 for Windows 10.

When trying to install program, Avast Antivirus blocked installation due to "IDP: Generic Virus"

What gives ????????

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Download A Youtube Video As An Audio MP3 File 1 week 2 days ago amitthakkar22288

I used a bunch of them, 2 came close to being the fastest. Fullrip.net and http://new.cloudfile.co/transfer. the latter also allowing you to save in multiple formats and bitrates. Never failed me.

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Download A Youtube Video As An Audio MP3 File 1 week 2 days ago willrun4fun

Just get youtube-dl on github. Done for all purposes. That tool is the swiss army knife of doing anything with a youtube download.

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Download A Youtube Video As An Audio MP3 File 1 week 2 days ago richdt

I've been using a few other sites but if the test conversion I just did is normal this is the fastest I've used. Thanks

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Download A Youtube Video As An Audio MP3 File 1 week 2 days ago mlewis

Maybe that site is relatively new but there have been similar sites for years now. Just do a search for "youtube to mp3" and you'll get quite a few results. Here's the one I use.
https://www.youtube2mp3.cc/

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Best Free PC Games 1 week 2 days ago Panzer "... Myst is a compact rogue-lite game where you need to traverse an ever-changing maze. The only part of it that does not change is the part which is not covered by the mist ...": https://watabou.itch.io/myst Castlevania remake: https://dejawolf.itch.io/castlevania-1-remake MOMODORA II is the second installment in the Momodora series: https://rdein.itch.io/momodora-ii "... In Anchored you manage a settlement built on top of a floating island hovering above a dangerous jungle. But supplies are scarce up on the island, your settlers must venture down into the jungle to scavenge for food and resources in order to survive ...": https://badcharger.itch.io/anchored "... Totemori is a free-to-play local-multiplayer brawler where you build towers while trying to topple everyone else's ...": https://schrolab.itch.io/totemori view
Best Free Software for Linux 1 week 2 days ago Panzer "... Totemori is a free-to-play local-multiplayer brawler where you build towers while trying to topple everyone else's ...": https://schrolab.itch.io/totemori view
Best Free Software for Linux 1 week 2 days ago Panzer "... Freeter - the smartest way to work on your computer ...": https://freeter.io view
Finds of the Week: Disable ads in Windows 10 File Explorer / Delete windows.old folder / Make colorful quotes / Recycle old phones 1 week 2 days ago SwanKnight

Regarding deleting "Windows.old" using CCleaner, I tried it a while ago and it rendered my OS (Windows 10) completely unbootable. So I'd be careful with that.

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Organise Your Thoughts With An Online Corkboard 1 week 2 days ago greenmanharper

I agree with the previous comment...a PC based note view running the SysTray would be my choice.

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Best Free PC Cleaner 1 week 3 days ago rolou

Obviously this review of PC Cleaners needs updating (Empty Temp Folders and PC Decrapifier are not comprehensive cleaners and CleanUP! hasn't been updated since 2006) however I have used Privazer since it was released several years ago on all my home computers.
The comment by some experts that it is too dangerous for other than an expert user is nonsense.
I am a very average user and have never experienced any issues with it whatsoever and have cleaned hundreds of gigs of junk from my computers.
Obviously the whole question of whether or not to use PC Cleaners at all is a controversial subject which I do not wish to debate here but to those of us who believe they are a valuable tool I can recommend Privazer.
I previously used CCleaner but have found Privazer is a far more comprehensive and thorough program and it is also freeware with no bundled crapware.

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Organise Your Thoughts With An Online Corkboard 1 week 3 days ago crombierob

I would prefer it (or similar program) to be PC based (not browser).
I am a VB6 programmer, and am familiar with making Forms (or the Notes) Topmost, which means always on top (in front) of everything else. I don't recommend that, as it would look like a dog threw up.
However BottomMost appeals to me, but that does not readily exist for the programmer.
What I would like is a a program that runs in your SysTray (Notification area) as an icon.
You click it, and all your Notes appear on the desktop BottomMost.
You click it again, and the Notes disappear.
Perhaps that click to show the Notes, could also minimize all running programs to the Taskbar.

Does anyone know of a program like that ?

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 week 4 days ago Panzer

"... Fragments of Euclid is a game about exploring and solving puzzle in a mind-bending environment inspired by M.C. Escher. Enjoy the peaceful mood while trying to understand this strangely connected world ...":
https://nusan.itch.io/fragments-of-euclid

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Best Free PC Games 1 week 4 days ago Panzer "... Fragments of Euclid is a game about exploring and solving puzzle in a mind-bending environment inspired by M.C. Escher. Enjoy the peaceful mood while trying to understand this strangely connected world ...": https://nusan.itch.io/fragments-of-euclid view
Best Free Streaming Media Recorder 1 week 4 days ago Calvinhudson

Good to know these streaming recording tools and thanks for the sharing. I used to capture audio with Acethinker screen recorder, It is a free web-based tool that lets you record your screen/audio right from your browser. You don't have to install any additional plug-ins or add-ons. Share it here as an alternative.

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Download A Youtube Video As An Audio MP3 File 1 week 4 days ago rhiannon

I like http://keepvid.com as well.

You can download videos at different resolutions and download as audio as well.

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Download A Youtube Video As An Audio MP3 File 1 week 4 days ago budchekov

Thanks rob, here's another I've been using lately.

http://anything2mp3.com/

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WPS Office Free 1 week 5 days ago monopod

I've just been checking out the free version of WPS Office and I am pleased to report that I have not encountered the mandatory watermark problem that has been flagged up previously. Perhaps WPS changed their mind after reading the Gizmo reviews?!

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Find Out Your Current Screen Resolution With One Click 1 week 5 days ago SwanKnight

No offense, but that's incredibly useless.

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Free Basic Training For MS Office 2016 Users 1 week 5 days ago MidnightCowboy Works fine for me. Check your security software settings which can interfere with this process. MC - Site Manager. view
Free Basic Training For MS Office 2016 Users 1 week 5 days ago oflodac

I tried two links in the Word 2016 pdf document, links dont work !!!

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Download A Youtube Video As An Audio MP3 File 1 week 5 days ago MidnightCowboy

A good recommend billy22taxi. Here is a link to the related WOT comments in case anyone wishes to read them (some in German). MC - Site Manager.
https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/convert2mp3.net?utm_source=addon&utm_...

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Download A Youtube Video As An Audio MP3 File 1 week 5 days ago billy22taxi

Another online converter i use is http://convert2mp3.net Has green logo from Web of Trust

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Best Free CD-DVD Burning Software 1 week 5 days ago Anupam

Thank you for mentioning this. I never noticed that option!

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Best Free Programming Editor 1 week 5 days ago Panzer

"... Text Editor Pro - powerful text editing tool with syntax highlighting support for programming languages and scripts, over 100 options for customizing, over 100 ready made skins, unicode character map, numerical unit convert tool, SQL formatter, and support for multiple directories and search results ...":
http://texteditor.pro/

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Best Free Download Manager 1 week 5 days ago MidnightCowboy

Obviously you did not read the installer warning included with the product details. We include a warning in all our reviews when we are aware of products using wrapped installers or using other potentially unwanted practices. This is such a common occurrence now it is not feasible for us to ban such software from our reviews unless the install process does not have an opt-out for the unwanted items. We also publish information pages to assist users with this process. MC - Site Manager.
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/installer_warning.htm
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/what-else-have-you-just-download...
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/controversial-advertising-progra...

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Best Free Folder Synchronization Utility 1 week 5 days ago AJNorth

FreeFileSync has been updated to version 8.10 (2017.03.11).

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Download A Youtube Video As An Audio MP3 File 1 week 5 days ago amitthakkar22288

I use http://new.cloudfile.co/transfer , It's blazing fast as well and supports other providers too. Plus point is bitrate selction, and a nice user interface.
Also allows you to download them as videos.

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Optimizing Vuze (formerly Azureus) for Speed 1 week 5 days ago patriciavanroon

BE VERY CAREFUL - This program only works with specific routers and many ISPs are changing their routers so companies like Vuze(Azureus) won't let you share files. Vuze (Azureus) will not update their program to include these new routers. I tried all the wiki information and contacted the company. The company told me to use the Wiki pages and then banned me from the forum. I had not been on the forum except to see if anyone had any new information. I had not posted any requests or commented on anything.

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Download A Youtube Video As An Audio MP3 File 1 week 5 days ago EldonW

This is fast. Thanks!

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Zoner Photo Studio Free 1 week 5 days ago xcal

When it will not work without a valid registration, It is not considered "Free".

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Best Free Download Manager 1 week 6 days ago Philo Vance

You can't be serious about EagleGet. I tried it. It lasted about 15 minutes on my machine. For starters, the installer shuts down your browser. When's the last time you saw that? Then, unless you're very careful, it will install, not one, but two unwanted add-ons - something called ByteFence and it will also try to change your search engine to Yahoo. I thought that kind of sneakware was not permitted on Gizmo's site!

An invasive, difficult-to-understand, poorly translated user interface that you can't easily control with options--I just gave up, uninstalled and went back to FDM with a new appreciation for how good it is.

You can't be serious.

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Best Free CD-DVD Burning Software 1 week 6 days ago rolandflorida

I just downloaded BurnAware Free and I am very happy with it.

I put up this because I saw no reference to the option to download the free version without optional offers.

On the download page, at the bottom, is a paragraph and the last sentence says:
Also you can download free version without optional offers.

The words "free version" are a link to a clean install that does not contain any offers etc.

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 1 week 6 days ago shannf

Zoner Photo Studio (using custom sort), IrfanView, and FastStone Image Viewer (but not XnView) allow you to drag thumbnail images around the screen and change the order in which they are displayed - and then rename them in the new order if you wish. I find this very convenient. Zoner is a big (67 MB) download, it has no portable version, and it requires registration. IrfanView (4.8 MB) and FastStone (8.0 MB) both have portable versions, are much smaller downloads, and do not require registration. IrfanView requires you to open an image then click FileMenu and Thumbnails to display all the images in a folder, which is rather awkward. FastStone looks nicer than Irfan, and it has excellent menu displays if you move the cirsor to the edge of a full-screen image. I therefore use FastStone as my default viewer.

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Zoner Photo Studio Free 1 week 6 days ago rutherfordpaul

Sophos says:-

download1.zoner.com/binary/zps18_en.exe

Access to this page is blocked as the threat Mal/Medfos-K has been found on this website.

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Best Free Web Browser for Android 1 week 6 days ago SwanKnight

I suggest "Lightning Browser", it's lightweight and gets the job done.

https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=acr.browser.lightning

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How to Fix a Computer that Keeps Waking Up 1 week 6 days ago MidnightCowboy You posted on a thread that was over four years old and gave no system details which are always necessary for people to offer assistance. In any case, since you are using a software utility to perform a function on a laptop it was not designed for, only the developer can provide support. MC - Site Manager. view
How to Fix a Computer that Keeps Waking Up 2 weeks 5 min ago Mighty

My issue is that I don't sleep the computer. I just turn the laptop monitor off with software. Anywhere from one to five minutes later, it turns itself back on. Turning it off a second time sticks. This has happened consistently on four different laptops for years.

I've posted in the forum and never got a response.

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Archive And Search Your Email Offline With This Great Free Program 2 weeks 14 hours ago rutherfordpaul

Sorry to disagree but I think this "freebee" is flawed.
(a) I can't find any way of changing the default archive location.
Like many users, my "C-drive" is a small, fast SSD while my data drive is a 3TB HDD.
My e-mail archive is likely to be quite large and I'm not prepared to clutter-up the C-drive, with it.

(b) I use Yahoo mail. As far as I can tell, there are not clear guidelines on how to interface it with this software.

(c) When I tried to join the Mailstore forum, I was invited to "Create a Get Satisfaction account".
WTF is this?

Sum-Up
No, thanks.

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Find Out Your Current Screen Resolution With One Click 2 weeks 18 hours ago Remah

I get the same problem:

  • My main monitor at 1920x1080 yet it often shows as 1536x864 which is a ratio of 1.25:1 or 125%.
  • My second monitor at 1280x1024 and sometimes shows as 1067x853 which is a ratio of 1.20:1 or 120%.

The main reason for this is that the Javascript used by whatismyscreenresolution.com is notoriously (perhaps infuriatingly would be a better word) unreliable at detecting screen resolutions correctly and gives inconsistent results across all the main web browsers.

height = screen.height;
width = screen.width;

Here's one discussion of some of the issues:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2242086/how-to-detect-the-screen-resolution-with-javascript

Here's another site that displays more detail but still gets it wrong too:

http://www.javascriptkit.com/howto/newtech3.shtml

What complicates this is stuff like zooming. In Windows we also have desktop scaling for higher resolution screens so everything doesn't appear too small. Instead of showing everything at normal size 100%, text, icons and other desktop elements are magnified. 125% is the most common magnification which just happened to be the ratio that is the difference between my actual screen resolution and that displayed by whatismyscreenresolution.com

By removing the Windows scaling, I can get the correct scaling on my main screen - hooray yes! But then the second screen resolution is often displayed incorrectly instead - boo no!

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Find Out Your Current Screen Resolution With One Click 2 weeks 1 day ago pvilan

Thanks Rob!
Screen Resolution, OK.
IP address OK, country OK, ISP OK. Two mistakes: state and city 150 km away.
Regards
Peter.

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Archive And Search Your Email Offline With This Great Free Program 2 weeks 1 day ago richdt

Nice find, thanks!

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Find Out Your Current Screen Resolution With One Click 2 weeks 1 day ago MidnightCowboy When I checked today, 88% of visitors to this site were new. This doesn't mean they are not 'experienced' of course, but many won't be. In fact I still come across folks who do not understand basics like bookmarking sites despite having used a computer for some time. I tried the screen resolution link with Linux using Chromium, Vivaldi and Firefox and it returned the correct result every time. Maybe not useful for everyone but certainly for some and therefore worth listing here. MC - Site Manager. view
Find Out Your Current Screen Resolution With One Click 2 weeks 1 day ago Sid in Extremis

That screen resolution site returns bizarre results for me, YOU ARE USING 1707 x 960, YOU ARE USING 1423 x 800, You are using 1413 X 795, You are using 1173 X 660, four browsers, four wildly inaccurate results.

If you really need to know, although I'm not really sure why you'd need to, right clicking the desktop and left clicking Screen Resolution gives rather more accurate information. Sorry, that needs two clicks...

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Find Out Your Current Screen Resolution With One Click 2 weeks 2 days ago wildweaselkeeper

I can see the usefulness of "https://www.whatismyip.com", both for those, as you stated, that use a VPN and because many ISP's change their customers IP, from time to time, to protect their anonymity, but "http://www.whatismyscreenresolution.com" not so much because most experienced computer users, which I assume is the large percentage of your user base, already know their native screen resolution. I can see it for new computer users and most wallpaper sites automatically inform the user, up front, what size wallpaper they need.

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Best Free Windows Apps 2 weeks 2 days ago rolou

"Most folks who use PCs are professionals" Rubbish. I totally agree with the comments of VelvetElvis and speaking personally whilst I used Windows extensively during my business life I probably use it even more now I am retired, certainly in more diverse areas of my interests.
Have used all versions right up to my current Windows 10 Anniversary Update and the current version is light years ahead of those earlier ones. I have never felt the need to go to the Windows Store for anything and have never been prompted by Microsoft to do so.
For many years I purchased commercial versions of necessary extras like security etc but since finding Gizmos years ago all my apps are freeware and meet my needs perfectly for which I an very grateful.
Modern versions do collect more information about us than previously but I use O&O StartUp 10 to simply turn off those inbuilt collection apps and the social media platforms have never interested me.
I am amazed when users stubbornly stick to older, less safe and less efficient versions of Windows for non-economic reasons in denial of the indisputable technological advances.

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Best Free Windows Apps 2 weeks 2 days ago VelvetElvis

"Most folks who use PCs are professionals"
Nonsense. That might've been the case 20 years ago, but not today. Now PCs are just another appliance. We no longer have to type archaic codes into a terminal program to get our 300 baud modems to connect. Now grandma can fire up her laptop and talk to her grandkids on the other side of the planet, in real time, all with the very basic of training.
While these apps might not be yours nor my cup of tea, lots of people enjoy them, and can be up and running with them with minimal fuss. They're not intended to be used by business, and thinking otherwise is silly.
"Why can't they make a real operating system anymore?"
"Anymore?" LOL. I used to be a Microsoft hater years ago, and I started with DOS 3.3. The first versions of Windows were a joke, and serious business users were installing OS/2. Today's Windows is for the most part, solid and stable, and ubiquitous, and gets better with each iteration. The Linux revolution simply didn't materialize, and while it's a superb OS, it's never going to overtake Windows overall. I see no "arrogant and stubborn focus" on the Windows Store by MS. It's simply another revenue stream, and it's trivially easy to not see any evidence of it on your desktop. It's certainly not "diluting" my environment.
I don't go to the Windows Store for my development tools - no professional does - but I don't begrudge anyone who finds it useful . Enjoy your PC for what you need it for, but to belittle it is pedantically elitist.

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