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Best Free Reminder and To-Do Program 3 weeks 6 days ago Realist

Thanks for Kana Reminder.
All I was looking for was a simple reminder tool which can show a pop-up window with specific intervals.
Kana Reminder is good.

I used ReminderFox but something was wrong with it. First my browser started freezing, it never does that.
While I was checking reminder ReminderFox just stuck and hanged the browser too. I uninstalled it when everything was normal again.

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Site Suggestions and Feedback 3 weeks 6 days ago MidnightCowboy Pleased you got it sorted Martha. :) MC - Site Manager. view
Free ePub Books Online For Nook, iPad, Kobo, iBook Sony eReader etc 3 weeks 6 days ago tranman

Great list of free ebook sites. http://topshelfbook.org/ is another free ebook site you should consider adding.

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Fast and Easy Way to Combine Multiple Microsoft Word Documents 4 weeks 37 min ago v.laurie The only thing I can think of is that your cursor has been placed in the wrong place. view
Fast and Easy Way to Combine Multiple Microsoft Word Documents 4 weeks 1 hour ago michaelbeijer

For some reason, when I do this, all the documents are thrown on top of each other (for lack of a better description). Is there any way to ensure they simply get pasted in consecutively?

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Site Suggestions and Feedback 4 weeks 7 hours ago mabagwell

I have solved the problem. It is an add-on I use because I have vision problems. I will just continue to use Chrome for this site.

Martha

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How to Disable the New User Profile Menu in the Chrome Browser 4 weeks 7 hours ago v.laurie

This link has a variety of GMail tips.

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How to Disable the New User Profile Menu in the Chrome Browser 4 weeks 8 hours ago reikipete

I note your fix on the CHROME menu and hope you have a comparable fix I haven't seen on GMAIL. Their profile demand is, to me, obscene !, yes, I'm a nut, but that's MY privacy they want to invade.
I also have some weird gmail questions, , Please aim me to a link where I can inquire of some one that has used and (hopefully) abused gmail. Thanks

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Best Free Software for Linux 4 weeks 15 hours ago Panzer

"... Geekbench 3 is Primate Labs' cross-platform processor benchmark, with a new scoring system that separates single-core and multi-core performance, and new workloads that simulate real-world scenarios. Geekbench 3 makes it easier than ever to find out if your computer is up to speed ...":

http://www.primatelabs.com/geekbench/

wkhtmltopdf and wkhtmltoimage are open source (LGPLv3) command line tools to render HTML into PDF and various image formats using the QT Webkit rendering engine:
http://wkhtmltopdf.org/


NxFilter is a freeware web-filter:
http://www.nxfilter.org/p2/

 

"... K2pdfopt optimizes PDF/DJVU files for mobile e-readers (e.g. the Kindle) and smartphones. It works well on multi-column PDF/DJVU files and can re-flow text even on scanned PDF files. It can also be used as a general PDF copying/cropping/re-sizing/OCR-ing manipulation tool ...":

http://www.willus.com/k2pdfopt/

 

Lurch is a simple math word processor with a general-purpose math checker built in:
http://lurchmath.org/

 

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Best Free Outliner 4 weeks 15 hours ago Panzer

Software ideas modeler (standard edition is free) is a lightweight and powerful CASE tool. It helps you to describe and design your software and processes using UML 2.4, BPMN 2.0, SysML 1.3, ERD, flowcharts and other diagrams:
https://www.softwareideas.net/

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Best Free Screen Session Recorder 4 weeks 16 hours ago Panzer

"... Open Broadcaster Software is a free tool for recording your desktop activities - program windows, games, video capture, more - and optionally broadcasting them live via Twitch TV, DailyMotion, YouTube, hitbox.tv and more ...":
https://obsproject.com/

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Best Free Media Player 4 weeks 17 hours ago striver

I've heard this new-style media player for Mac last year. Now it came with Windows version. 5KPlayer makes wonders with my 4K and a few 8K video files, the playback is flawless and excellent. It should be mentioned here that users are allowed to download YouTube video of any resolution (even incl. 4K 8K) with this all-in-one program at one go, plus other mainstream online video sites Dailymotion Vevo Vimeo etc are also supported. This handy feature let me keep using 5KPlayer on my Windows PC. If there is a quirk I gotta say, its built-in AirPlay streamer is a bit gimmicky for Android man like me.

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Site Suggestions and Feedback 4 weeks 18 hours ago Anupam

I use Firefox, and I have no problem viewing the site at all.

As MC says, it's a local issue, because of some add-on or something. Please post in the forum with details, or contact MC.

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Site Suggestions and Feedback 4 weeks 22 hours ago MidnightCowboy A large proportion of our visitors and contributors use Firefox without any problems so it looks like you have a local issue affecting this. If you send me a contact by clicking my username, and include your system details, I'll try to assist further. MC - Site Manager. view
Site Suggestions and Feedback 4 weeks 1 day ago mabagwell

Any ideas why I have to use Chrome to view your side? Firefox is my default browser, but all I get is a blank page for your site is Firefox!

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Ten Top Windows Tips 4 weeks 1 day ago movrshakr

Very nice, but needs to have Windows 8/8.1 added,

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How to Get a Windows 7 Start Menu in Windows 10 4 weeks 1 day ago zepe

I like Stardock's Start10 and it's only a few bucks.

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How to Get a Windows 7 Start Menu in Windows 10 4 weeks 1 day ago nowayman

Or a better alternative - update to Windows 10 in a month.

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Best Free Web Browser 4 weeks 1 day ago crombierob

Two complaints (just mumbles) -
1) Cannot find much info about it on the web (nor on their home page)
2) Compatible with Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, and 10

Still using XP,
Rob

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Best Free Web Browser 4 weeks 1 day ago Panzer

Opaque browser:
http://opaquebrowser.com/

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Index And Search Your PC With Simplicity 4 weeks 1 day ago jimcarter1959

This is certainly a nice find. Yes...I've used Everything for years, but it doesn't search file CONTENTS.

I had one area of disappointment. While it's true I USUALLY have a PDF copy of all my documents, sometimes I may only have the original WordPerfect file. I added the WPD extension per the instructions, but the indexing process ignored those files and only retrieved the PDF contents.

I'll certainly recommend it to our customers, but several of them use WordPerfect and some have old Microsoft Works files.

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How to Get a Windows 7 Start Menu in Windows 10 1 month 4 hours ago Sgluber

You are quite right, crosseyedlemon.

That's one of the reasons I became a convinced critic of M$.

By the way, I already installed Classic Shell in so many computers to help people that I can't count anymore.

Thank you for remember us about Classic Shell, Vic! :-)

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Index And Search Your PC With Simplicity 1 month 5 hours ago Sgluber

In fact, I use Ultra FileSearch just for TXT, DOC and XLS files and it works perfectly. I never tried it with encoded files like PDF, DOCX and XLSX, for example.

Tks for your reply, Siobhan! :-)

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Best Free Antivirus Software 1 month 6 hours ago Dirge

Panda Cloud Antivirus changed to Panda Free Antivirus a while back.

My system:
Windows XP (SP3)
Athlon XP 3000+ CPU (w/SSE but not SSE2 or above support)

I switched to Panda Free Antivirus 15.1.0 soon after Avira Free Antivirus ended official support for Windows XP on 08 APR 2015. So far, so good ...

Panda has so little impact on my system's performance that it's almost like having no antivirus program installed at all: my computer starts quickly, programs launch/open quickly, and files open/load quickly. How well Panda is protecting my system, I haven't a clue, but it tests very well in the various antivirus tests I've seen on the Web.

I do get one ScRegSetValueExW-related 7006 error on my Event Log each session because of Panda. Panda says that the error is normal (and not a problem) because of Panda's self-protection feature: "[Panda] has a self-protection feature included and this event appears because somebody or some program is trying to modify any of our registry keys, thus we are denying the modification." It causes no slowdown or problem that I can tell, so I tend to believe them. Avira (and Avast and AVG and Comodo) cause many, many Event log errors and warnings, so I'm happy to be down to just one.

Panda is easy to install and setup and allows the user a reasonable amount of control over the settings. Big items include customizable scans, a scheduler for scans, and exclusion lists. The Update feature is automatic, and I don't believe that it can be turned off(?); there's also an on-demand "Update now" button. I'm guessing that "updates" include both virus definitions and program updates. Major features -- Real-time protection, Process Monitor, and USB Vaccine -- can be turned on and off individually, as can many smaller sub-features. The Windows 8-ish control panel GUI seems more designed for fat-fingered users of devices with touch screens than for handsome, erudite users of "classic" desktop PCs, but it's straightforward if not very elegant. Power users will no doubt want more control, but Joe Average users with slight geekish tendencies will likely be happy enough. Also, I haven't noticed any pop-up ads or anything of that sort ... only some notes/links on the control panel encouraging me to upgrade to Panda Antivirus Pro (which adds a firewall and Wi-Fi protection).

I signed up for a Panda account, but I'm not quite sure if that's required or not -- the program seemed to work fine before I signed up. Signing up requires an e-ddress and password but nothing else, though Panda does politely ask for your name, address, phone number, etc. (which I did not provide). I haven't received any junk mail from them yet.

I've tried out most of the well-regarded free antivirus programs -- AVG, Avast, BitDefender, Comodo, Panda, and one or two others -- and Panda is clearly the least performance robbing of the bunch on my ancient machine. BitDefender is quite good while it works, but it's a bit touchy and quits auto scanning after a week or so on my machine -- though it works without a hitch (and has for over a year) on my dad's newer Windows 7 machine with up-to-date (SSE2+) CPU. Avast, AVG, and Comodo slow my computer quite dramatically, with even the simplest things (opening the Start menu or Windows Explorer or Notepad) being annoyingly delayed. I suspect that my ancient CPU's lack of support for SSE2 and above may be the problem in some of these cases, as a lot of newer software works better with, or even requires, a CPU with SSE2+ support, so users with a newer CPU may not encounter these problems.

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Index And Search Your PC With Simplicity 1 month 8 hours ago s.ororke

Hi MCBastos,

Thanks for your feedback, and apologies for my late response. Lookeen can understand HTML and OpenOffice, and it will index the name of SVG files. It doesn’t index metadata. I'll see what we can do about publishing a more extensive list of supported files on the website.

For the sake of speed & simplicity, Lookeen indexes about 30 standard file types out of the box. You can see this list and add more file types in 'Options' > 'Index Details'. As I wrote to Geert & Bruce (see below), installing the iFilters for more unusual file types is recommended.
We are currently working on a Lotus Notes connection. Support for other mail systems is on our roadmap for Lookeen Free.

Siobhan

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How to Get a Windows 7 Start Menu in Windows 10 1 month 9 hours ago crosseyedlemon

I'm still using the Windows 7 OS and would certainly make use of the Classic Shell Menu if I make the upgrade to Windows 10. It's nice to know there are developers out there who actually listen to concerns of computer users because Microsoft clearly has developed a sense of entitlement over the years thinking they know what's best for all of us.

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Index And Search Your PC With Simplicity 1 month 10 hours ago s.ororke

Hi Mauries,

Thanks for your comment. As I wrote to Bluesmanuk below, the main difference between Everything and Lookeen is that Lookeen allows you to search inside the content of files, not just the file name. Everything is great if you only need the file names.

Siobhan

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Index And Search Your PC With Simplicity 1 month 10 hours ago s.ororke

Hi Icassius,

Thanks for your comment. Based on what I read on the Glarysoft website, Quick Search seems to work similarly to Everything. It is a quick search program because it accesses the NTFS Master File Table instead of building its own index, but this means that it won’t search the content of files like Lookeen does.

Siobhan

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Index And Search Your PC With Simplicity 1 month 10 hours ago s.ororke

Hi Ggiaggia,

Thanks for your suggestion. I’d like to point out that even though Agent Ransack might be a very fast alternative, it’s quick because it’s a very slim software. Lookeen has a lot more features, like extended search operators, full fidelity preview, edit in preview, saved search history etc. that aren’t available in Agent Ransack (from what I can see on their features list). You also pointed out the main difference – search inside text documents.

Please give Lookeen a go if you’d like to make your own comparison :)

Siobhan

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Index And Search Your PC With Simplicity 1 month 10 hours ago s.ororke

Hi Sgluber,
Apologies for the late response, I had some trouble logging in over the last few days.

I assume that you are using the Lite (free) version of Ultra File Search, in which case, the biggest advantage Lookeen Free has over UFS Lite is that it can search the content of encoded text documents (PDF, XLS, DOC, DOCX etc) and use additional iFilters. UFS Lite only searches inside plain text files & binary files (Lookeen can search these too).

Another couple of cool features are the full fidelity preview of your documents (including images, PDFs, pptx etc.) and document editing within the preview.

Feel free to try out Lookeen Free for yourself!

Siobhan

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Index And Search Your PC With Simplicity 1 month 10 hours ago s.ororke

Hi Robert,

Thank you so much for taking the time to try out Lookeen. My apologies for the late response, I had a few issues logging in. I’ll try to answer your main questions here.

The ‘throttle’ to control indexing speed can be found inside ‘Options’ > ‘Index Details’. You can change the speed even during indexing. The reason the initial index building process takes so long is because Lookeen indexes the content of files as well as their names. If you’re working with lots of large file types (PDFs, music, large Excel files etc) then it will take longer. We can’t predict how long it’ll take since it depends a lot on the computer.

The reason Lookeen seems biased towards email is because it was initially developed as an Outlook plugin to aid search in Outlook. The latest two releases saw it develop into a full standalone program, but we’re still very proud of our mail-based roots!

I’m not sure why it’s having problems with your G:\ drive. Did you try adding it using the ‘Add Store’ button in ‘Options’ ‘Index’ tab? Could you try deleting the index then rebuilding it overnight?

I’ve also forwarded your comment to our support team, would you mind sending them a quick email so they can help you out? If you go to the ‘?’ menu in Lookeen (next to ‘Options’) and click ‘Send Report’ our team will be able to figure out what’s going on.

Thank you!

Siobhan

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Best Free Windows Desktop Software - Editors Choice Selection 1 month 10 hours ago Probe

Why isnt Comodo Suite Pro mentioned? It's of course free too.....

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 month 16 hours ago Panzer

Knot DNS is a high-performance authoritative-only DNS server:

https://www.knot-dns.cz/

 

Vim colors:

http://vimcolors.com/

 

CmapTools software empowers users to construct, navigate, share and criticize knowledge models represented as concept maps:
http://cmap.ihmc.us/cmaptools/

 

Pingendo:

http://pingendo.com/

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Best Free PC Games 1 month 17 hours ago Panzer Drakensang online: http://www.drakensang.com/ view
Best Free Voicemail Service 1 month 18 hours ago Techdude49

Youmail is a great. Lots of cool features and works with my AT&T voicemail. I think it works with most carriers. youmail.com

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Check Any Web Site's Encryption Safety 1 month 23 hours ago budchekov

I have no idea what your interpretation of "questionable sites" is.. @Hint, the key word is 'force' ;)

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Check Any Web Site's Encryption Safety 1 month 1 day ago HenWin

The question is: where are these folks going??? I've never had a problem with it, but OTOH, I don't go to questionable sites. Of course, everyone's MMV. It works for me and the people I know. Without knowing the sites those other folks are going to, I don't see how you can make your statement.

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Best Free iPad Apps 1 month 1 day ago vivigold

I think you are missing another great productivity and mind mapping app: iMindQ Lite

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Check Any Web Site's Encryption Safety 1 month 1 day ago nowayman

I mean that if you often have to check the sites safely, visiting another isn't as comfortable as having a browser extension that would check this automatically.

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Check Any Web Site's Encryption Safety 1 month 1 day ago Peejayh

What does this mean?

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Check Any Web Site's Encryption Safety 1 month 1 day ago nowayman

Any extension would work better.

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 month 1 day ago Panzer

Packer is a tool for creating machine and container images for multiple platforms from a single source configuration:
https://www.packer.io/

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Best Free Firewall Protection 1 month 1 day ago t i m

Thanks for the comment. Agree looks like Online Armor has ceased support and development, so while it's still available for download elsewhere I will probably move it to the unsupported section. Likewise for AVS firewall.

PrivateFirewall I believe the developer has not completely stopped development of the firewall; however, as far as I know they haven't been actively developing it either.

The list has been getting a bit outdated lately, over the next while I'll aim to refresh and update the list with some more current software. Stay tuned!

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Best Free Firewall Protection 1 month 1 day ago t i m

Thanks MrBrian, Outpost links have been updated. Seems like Online Armor has now been discontinued though. I'll probably move those to a different discountinued section..might leave the reviews up though, since they're already there as like an 'FYI' for all the ones who want to explore

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Check Any Web Site's Encryption Safety 1 month 1 day ago budchekov

Yes it does Force HTTPS, and judging from users often showing up at Mozillazine for help because they can't access sites, it's a major PITA ;) Not recommended. Uninstall.

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The Windows 10 Start Menu Explained- How to Customize and Use it 1 month 2 days ago Deb-IT

I am an IT Manager and have no intention of moving my staff to Windows 10 for lots of different reasons. One is that Windows 7 is working just fine.
However, I have Windows 8.1 at home and believe that I will be giving Windows 10 a try there. Great article!

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Check Any Web Site's Encryption Safety 1 month 2 days ago HenWin

There's an even easier way if you use Firefox of Chrome (and maybe, Opera, too). Go to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (eff.org) and on the right side, look under "Projects". Download/install their HTTPS EVERYWHERE add-on (https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere). It forces HTTPS to be used EVERYWHERE. Only trouble is, it doesn't work in MS IE 11.

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Check Any Web Site's Encryption Safety 1 month 2 days ago dadwhiskers

It occurs to me that if you have cause to doubt the security of the information you're entering, maybe you shouldn't be entering it? This site would help limit the risks for even slightly suspicious sites, but avoiding them works much better.

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Best Free Software for Mac OS 1 month 2 days ago Sea Mac

No. This entry is a bad joke.

There IS NO Macintosh Binary for this APP! You expect my typical reader to Download the Source package/Check the Hashes to see it hasn't been tampered with/Compile this to MAKE a binary copy/Start the compiled App in the Terminal - all for a Command Line program with NO GUI?

I, myself, have never compiled a package to MAKE a Program: and I do NOT expect my readers to do things I cannot. And I do not use command line programs: you must remember a whole bunch of complicated command line sequences and be a good touch typist as well. Frankly, that stuff went out with DOS 5.0: And I do not care to revisit those days. Programs I will use have Menus and can be controlled with a pointing device: like a mouse, or trackpad, or trackball. And my readers expect the same.

Please, in the future do not post any program as a suggestion for this list for which you must compile your own binary! And, I would highly dissuade you from suggesting anymore command line programs: Because I do not intend to post them unless they really fulfill a critical function that no other program (With a GUI) can match. I want the 10 minutes of my life, that it took me to check this useless entry, Back!

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Check Any Web Site's Encryption Safety 1 month 2 days ago 2alex

Thanks this is great for a quick as a user but for the Pros (e.g. webmasters, power users) I can highly recommend this site https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/

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Check Any Web Site's Encryption Safety 1 month 2 days ago Peejayh

I entered the URL of one of the bank sites I use regularly and this site tells me "The certificate installation checker connected to the web server, but it could not read the web server's certificates." Should I be concerned? This is for the largest bank in Australia.

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Best Freeware Download Sites 1 month 2 days ago Panzer

Downloadcrew:

http://www.downloadcrew.com/

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 month 2 days ago Panzer

Ring gives you a full control over your communications and an unmatched level of privacy:
http://ring.cx/

 

"... Smuxi - user-friendly IRC/Twitter/XMPP/Campfire/JabbR client ...":
https://smuxi.im/

 

web-vmstats - prettify vmstats in your browser:

https://github.com/joewalnes/web-vmstats

 

KVIrc:

http://www.kvirc.net/

 

FVWM-Crystal aims to create an easy to use, eye-candy but also powerful desktop environment for Linux:
http://fvwm-crystal.sourceforge.net/

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Best Free Software for Mac OS 1 month 2 days ago Panzer

"... WeeChat is a fast, light and extensible chat client ...":

https://weechat.org/

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 1 month 2 days ago AndyR

I can honestly say I have never had this specific problem before, are you running a duel boot system by any chance with an older version of Linux or GRUB ? far as I recall the older versions used to use a filesystem that were very much the same as msftdata ones this is the only reason offhand I can think of as for why you're having problems and the partitions are getting incorrectly flagged...

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Best Free Windows Store Apps 1 month 3 days ago HisSon

Appreciate your hard work Jojo. Looking through these selections will keep me busy for awhile. I'll be checking for the Android versions for some of them to use on my phone and using the Windows version on my Desktop.

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 1 month 3 days ago Faziri

I've been a fan of Aomei for quite a while, but the restoration process keeps disappointing me. Restored systems are never bootable (and yes, I know what I'm doing, it's not like I forgot to backup my bootloader partition or anything) and it even for some reason feels the need to change the flags on all my partitions after restoring. Before, there were several flags on several partitions, like ESP, boot and hidden, but after, all the partitions, even the ones it hadn't touched, were changed to "msftdata". No wonder stuff wouldn't boot anymore (though changing the flags alone didn't fix that).

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Best Free Font Manager 1 month 3 days ago Bruce_Fraser

A lot of research went into this page - thanks!
For me, one of the primary criteria for a font manager is that it automatically puts fonts in categories, as in: serif, sans-serif, fixed-width, script, decorative, other. This is immensely helpful when looking for a alternative font. None of the freebies do this. I'm still using PCMag.com's FontViewer 2, which they temporarily gave as a freebie way back in 2001, and it still works perfectly on Win 8.1.
So if any font manager programmers look here for ideas, there you go.

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Best Free Streaming Music Sites 1 month 3 days ago Seymour Cat

"Spotify - requires a download to your computer"

No longer true. Spotify also has a browser version here, https://play.spotify.com/browse

Using Chrome with AdBlockPlus allows unlimited access to all Spotify content with no audio adverts too!

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Best Free Application Minimizer 1 month 3 days ago Realist

I tried TrayIt on my 32-bit Win7 and it worked, but it's not working on my 64-bit Win 7 PC.
I think it only works on 32-bit systems.

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Index And Search Your PC With Simplicity 1 month 3 days ago mauries

I use "Search Everything" It's fast, free and has never failed to find my missing data.
I would back it above all these others!

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Index And Search Your PC With Simplicity 1 month 4 days ago LuckyBoy

I installed the free version of Lookeen today, and felt very disappointed that each time I tried a search, it first needed to create the index. In letting it build the index, my Laptop PC acted like it froze up. The indexing program seemed to hog 100% of the CPU, and just would not let go when I tried to find out using the TaskManager, I could not, due to the memory/cpu hog Lookeen.

My real question is, s there a setting to throttle the indexer down or at least share the CPU with other programs? (i.e. Time Multiplexing or some scheme to enable the program to index whilst the other programs do their thing, too!

The search section seemed to biased toward searching emails, and not full PC Folders and Files. I have more than one drive in use. The C: drive, of course, for the programs, and G: (in place of D: which is used elsewhere), and yes there are a few thousand files and folders, and en external HDD for storage.

I tried to do a Index, and went out for a few hours, and the indexer had not yet relinquished control of the CPU, so had to resort to power cycling to stop the program.

It seemed also to only index one drive at a time. When I tried to have it index the PC (all available files and folders), it simply refused to identify the PC as a valid entry (not enabled to index), like it would on the C:\ drive. When I tried the G:\ drive, the program wanted to know if I wanted the index deleted. Which made no sense to me, at all.

Thank You,

Robert

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Index And Search Your PC With Simplicity 1 month 4 days ago Icassius

If you just want a REALLY fast search utility for file and folder names, I suggest Glary Quick Search. I used to use another REALLY fast search tool but a Windows update wiped it out along with a Windows program. P.S. The fact that MS intends to FORCE its Win10 updates UPON US suggests it's time to go to Mac or Linux. MS is NOTORIOUS for its incompetence in creating updates, fairly often ones that destroys its OWN system software.

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Index And Search Your PC With Simplicity 1 month 4 days ago MCBastos

It is an interesting product, with potential. The free version appears to be less limited than the free version of Copernic Desktop Search.
But the site is less than forthcoming about features -- for instance, a complete list of file formats supported. Does it understand HTML files? What about OpenOffice documents? SVG images? Which media formats does it index just by filename, and which ones does it use the file metadata too?
For me, however, the real deal-breaker is the lack of support for non-Outlook mail solutions. Outlook may be standard on the corporate desktop, but at home is an entirely different game -- it's not available for the affordable "home" versions of Office, and frankly, I wouldn't recommend it to a home user even if it were free: the PST is the worst model for e-mail storage I know of (bloated, fragile, undocumented and backup-hostile). The lack of support for alternatives like Windows Live Mail and Thunderbird means that I won't install it on my machine, and I can't recommend it to my friends.

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Best Free Software for Mac OS 1 month 4 days ago Sea Mac

("Wait here. I'll Be Back." - Arnold S.)

I'll be back ...

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Index And Search Your PC With Simplicity 1 month 4 days ago alexxx46

http://tiny.cc/evdvzx

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Best Free PC Games 1 month 4 days ago Panzer

Eversion (not indicated for children or those of a nervous disposition):

http://zarat.us/tra/eversion/

 

Verminest:

http://www.locomalito.com/verminest.php

 

Super Smash Land is a free to play PC Game that is designed to look and feel like it is being played on the original Nintendo Gameboy:

http://www.supersmashland.com/

 

Realm of the Mad God:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/200210/

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Index And Search Your PC With Simplicity 1 month 4 days ago Bruce_Fraser

Siobhan,
Sorry for spreading misinformation, and thank-you for correcting me.
I wrote that before actually trying the program; I based my comment on the table comparing the free and pro editions, where it says "Search inside Microsoft Office and PDF documents." I took that to mean the complete list, whereas it should be interpreted as merely a sample of what it does.

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Index And Search Your PC With Simplicity 1 month 4 days ago Bruce_Fraser

Rob,
Always appreciate your computer sleuthing!
This program looks promising at first. The problem is that it will search content ONLY in MS Office and PDF files. Many users, myself included, have far more types of data files than that.

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Index And Search Your PC With Simplicity 1 month 5 days ago ggiaggia

Agent Ransack is an alternative to the indexing, desktop search tools mentioned above. Its file search is relatively fast as long as it does not search for text in a file. In such cases I limit the directory as narrow as possible to speed up the search. Agent Ransack is open source, compatible with WIN32 and WIN64 and can be downloaded for free at Mythicsoft.

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Index And Search Your PC With Simplicity 1 month 5 days ago brian99

Lookeen Team,

A curious thing happened when I try to check Lookeen download file with ViusTotal.

The file doesn't exist ! i.e, Lookeen.l0.0.1.5814.exe can't be scanned!

VirusTotal - Free Online Virus, Malware and URL Scanner - https://www.virustotal.com/en/url/submission/?force=1&url=http%3A//lookeen.net/download/Lookeen.10.0.1.5814.exe#url

I have never had this problem with any other download.

Could you explain what is happening; I would love to try the program.

Thanks.

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Index And Search Your PC With Simplicity 1 month 5 days ago projectmansd

I have been using Lookeen for over 4 years. It is the best search tool I have used.

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Index And Search Your PC With Simplicity 1 month 5 days ago chipdyer

I use Lookeen mostly for Outlook indexing... but still...

I was a happy user of Lookeen 8 (paid version) and upgraded to Lookeen 10 due to some issues I was told it would correct. I have a few issues still open with Lookeen 10 that they are simply not addressing. On very annoying one is that the extensions options are disabled so I cannot customize the extensions to search. I reported this bug on February 27th, 2015 and followed up again in March and in May and I still have the issue and have not heard back from their tech support since May. Also, I have found several times when searching my Outlook that Lookeen search fails to find an item while using Outlook's FIND does locate the item. Lookeen's tech support was very responsive prior to version 10. It is not very responsive now.

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Best Free PC Games 1 month 5 days ago Panzer

The Starter Pack bundles Dwarf Fortress with huge community upgrades - graphics, tools, bugfixes, and much more:

http://dffd.bay12games.com/file.php?id=7622

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Index And Search Your PC With Simplicity 1 month 5 days ago Sgluber

Thank you for sharing, rob! :-)

Question (probably to Siobhan): which are the advantages of Lookeen over Ultra FileSearch (the one I am satisfied in using since long ago)?

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 month 5 days ago Panzer

Fedy lets you install multimedia codecs and additional software that Fedora doesn't want to ship, like mp3 support, Adobe Flash, Oracle Java etc., and much more with just a few clicks:

https://satya164.github.io/fedy/

 

Nuclide is a collection of packages for Atom to provide IDE-like functionality for a variety of programming languages and technologies:
http://nuclide.io/

 

BowlerStudio is a device manager, scripting engine, CAD package, and simulation tool all in one application:

https://github.com/NeuronRobotics/BowlerStudio

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 month 5 days ago Panzer

Viber for Linux lets you send free messages and make free calls to other Viber users on any device and network, in any country:

https://www.viber.com/en/products/linux

 

k is a zsh script / plugin to make directory listings more readable, adding a bit of color and some git status information on files and directories:

https://github.com/rimraf/k

 

lsp: list files in a mildly human-frendlier manner:

https://github.com/dborzov/lsp

 

ImageScraper - command line tool which downloads images from the given webpage:

https://github.com/sananth12/ImageScraper

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Best Free Software for Mac OS 1 month 5 days ago Panzer

Viber for Mac lets you send free messages and make free calls to other Viber users, on any device and network, in any country:

https://www.viber.com/en/products/mac

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 month 5 days ago Panzer

Servo is a prototype web browser engine written in the Rust language:

https://github.com/servo/servo

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Best Free PC Games 1 month 5 days ago Panzer

"... Tinker ... a looking puzzle game in which the main character is a tiny robot who you must guide through a large number of scenarios that require a good dose of brainpower to complete ...":

http://games.softpedia.com/get/Freeware-Games/Tinker.shtml

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Index And Search Your PC With Simplicity 1 month 5 days ago sororke

Hi Geert,

Great question! Lookeen can index 'standard' file types without the need for additional iFilters. An iFilter makes the content of more unusual files (like OGG, FLAC, CHM compiled files, CHF, etc) readable by Lookeen (and other search programs). You can download iFilters for specific file types by Googling, for example, 'ogg + ifilter'. Some iFilters can be downloaded for free, however some have to be purchased.

Hope this helps!
Siobhan
-Lookeen Team-

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Index And Search Your PC With Simplicity 1 month 5 days ago sororke

Hi hpearce,

Yes, Lookeen can index hard links. If you're planning to use Lookeen Free then it should be no problem, however the Business and Enterprise editions make it possible for sysadmins to disallow it through our GPOs.

Siobhan
-Lookeen Team-

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Index And Search Your PC With Simplicity 1 month 5 days ago Geert

>> We recommend that you download the corresponding iFilter to optimize the indexing of additional file types.
Could you elaborate on that?

>> Which additional file formats would you like to search?
All kind of music files like MP3, OGG, M4A, FLAC, ...

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Index And Search Your PC With Simplicity 1 month 5 days ago hpearce

Does Looken index hard links too, or just the actual files ?

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Best Free Online Applications and Services 1 month 5 days ago Jojo Yee A free plan has been gone, so from the list. Thanks Realist. view
Best Free Streaming Music Sites 1 month 5 days ago MidnightCowboy This article is waiting for someone to adopt it and expand into a complete review. Thank you for the notification regarding Grooveshark which has now been removed. MC - Site Manager. view
Best Free Online Applications and Services 1 month 5 days ago Realist

A good online zip converter:

archive.online-convert.com/convert-to-zip

Please include in the list.

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Best Free Online Applications and Services 1 month 5 days ago Realist

Is ScheduleOnce free?
I visited the link but couldn't find a free plan.
The minimal plan starts at $5/user/month.

Please check.

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Get Adobe Flash Without GetPlus in Firefox 1 month 5 days ago rhiannon

Only a blog? :) I know many excellent sites that could be called only a blog. <g>

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Get Adobe Flash Without GetPlus in Firefox 1 month 5 days ago rhiannon

Thanks  Anupam!

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Start Learning Windows 10 With A Free Book 1 month 5 days ago nimd4

Yes, useful!.. Nice link(s), thanks!! x2

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Best Free Streaming Music Sites 1 month 6 days ago Xojo

This is neither an article nor a review, it is a brief, naked list. As a stub it is a good start, but needs to be fleshed out. Grooveshark (http://grooveshark.com/) is gone as of 2015 April 30.

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The Windows 10 Start Menu Explained- How to Customize and Use it 1 month 6 days ago eikelein

Anupam, THANK YOU!

I feel flattered - and that's a good feeling I realize.

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Best Free Screen Capture Tool 1 month 6 days ago sicknero

FSCapture is indeed excellent, it's been my favourite for years. The last freeware version though is 5.3 and only later (licensed) versions have the functions that you describe.

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Best Free Screen Capture Tool 1 month 6 days ago smfranzen

FastStone Capture is the best if you want a lightweight, very functional, easy to use screen capture and editor. I don't think a lot of people actually take the time to really test these programs before they review them. Believe me, it's the best because I've tried them all extensively. It's also available in a portable version. It's the only program that works consistently with scrolling windows from every application I've tried. Check out the [edited] in the editor. That is so valuable. Even the [edited] is pretty decent for doing a quick demo. [Commercial reference and features removed as per site rules]

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Get Adobe Flash Without GetPlus in Firefox 1 month 6 days ago Anupam

Here are the webpages containing the links for the clean offline installers for Flash Player, and its uninstaller.

https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html

Both the exe and the msi are clean, without any bundled software.

https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.h...

We keep sharing the links in the forum:

http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/internet-web-apps-and-net...

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Start Learning Windows 10 With A Free Book 1 month 6 days ago nimd4

*oh && ofc., Xubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) 2 !! :DD

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The Windows 10 Start Menu Explained- How to Customize and Use it 1 month 6 days ago Anupam

Agreed with Sope. +1.

Finally some sane advice from someone :D.

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Start Learning Windows 10 With A Free Book 1 month 6 days ago nimd4

Hehe, that's cool; however its time had passed. I (also?!) have teh Windows XP 64-bit Edition, but these days it's running (only) in Oracle VM VirtualBox. :)

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Start Learning Windows 10 With A Free Book 1 month 6 days ago Sgluber

Thank you, rob! :-)

That will be useful when my family, friends and customers asking me about Windows 10.

As for myself, I am VERY satisfied using XP (yes!), 7, Ubuntu and Mint.

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