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Best Free Office Suite 2 years 2 months ago presque_vu

No box bottom left or right corners.
I might try uninstall 2013, install 2012 and install 2013 over it.
I'll let you know how I get on.

Cheers.

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Best Free Office Suite 2 years 2 months ago Anupam We do not permit posting of non-English sites. Alpha software won't be considered. Also, for Linux, there is a different section on the site anyways, so the software for Linux will be considered there. Of course, the supported OS can be updated here, in the Quick Selection Guide. view
Best Free Office Suite 2 years 2 months ago presque_vu

Hey Stefan555,
selecting that start blank doc box in 2012 and installing 2013 over it, works.

Thanks heaps!

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Best Free Office Suite 2 years 2 months ago stefan555

Great, I am happy I could help you.

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Best Free Office Suite 2 years 2 months ago George.J Kingsoft Office Free 2013 is here! The interface has been radically changed and a lot cleaner, you don't need to get the full version to change layouts. Please update the review :D http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/home-office-and-productiv... view
Best Free Office Suite 2 years 2 months ago George.J Only paid version offers to disable this tab. view
Best Free Office Suite 2 years 2 months ago presque_vu

Hi George.J,
I disabled the tab in the free version following stefan555 directions. I've since done this on three computers and it has worked perfectly every time.

Cheers

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Best Free Office Suite 2 years 1 month ago BrollyLSSJ

The 2013 version is really nice. They also got a Linux version, which is in Alpha stage. The linux version can save xlsx.

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Best Free Office Suite 2 years 1 month ago George.J Hope the Windows version could save in pptx, xlsx, docx (which is in plans) and it'll be the first freeware office suite to do this. view
Best Free Office Suite 2 years 4 weeks ago jngiz

Hi, I need docx compatibility as well as a spanish dictionnary; so Kingsoft is not an option.
Among the free options with dictionnary and docx support, I have quickly tested for docx compatibility LibreOffice 4.1 and Ashampoo Office 2010 (free registration and SN)

Ashampoo is basicly Softmaker Office, and uses the same update files. Free registration here:
http://www.softmaker.de/reg/ash10_en.htm

On my quick test, Ashampoo 2010 showed better docx compatibility, so I will use it for docx; Libre for occasional OpenOffice documents.

[Moderator's note: Unnecessary link to sample file deleted]

Update: out of curiosity I compared Apache OpenOffice 4.0 to Libre 4.1, and LibreOffice's docx compatibility is much better.

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Best Free Office Suite 2 years 2 weeks ago Lindaka

Hi,

In search to help my father with finding a nice free/cheap office suite I just downloaded Kingsoft Free. About the comment below, saying it not being docx compatible: I just opened my recently finished Masters thesis.docx with a lot of Office functions in it.

It just opened in Kingsoft and it looks almost the same (at some points even better)! Two things it wasn't able to do:
1. Show me the Word formula's which you can define yourself
2. Show me to Excel linked figures.

The other functions just worked the same as in Office 2010.

Have to say, I love this! I think i will advise my father to try this a while :-)

About Excel, as earlier commented: Great functionality, as far as I can see they have all functions used in Excel and as cherrie on the cake, files take a lot less time to load. The only thing I might miss every once in a while is VBA.

Oh, and by the way... they have a free suite that runs on Android, unfortunately i can't test that one right now ;-)

PS: About the spellcheck in another language, Kingsoft commented on a topic on their forum the following:
"If you need Spanish spelling check, we recommend you change dictionary for Kingsoft Office, then you can use Spanish spelling check function."

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Best Free Office Suite 2 years 2 weeks ago jngiz

Hi, I did not say it was not docx incompatible, I meant that I needed BOTH docx and SPANISH. I am aware of Kingsoft's comment about dictionaries, but if you look into it, it is not builtin nor easy to setup (especially if you want to switch languages on the fly, my case), so not really operative in my book.
About Docx compatibility, have you tried to save into that format? I was under the impression that you couldn´t in the free version; again in my book docx compatibility should be two-way.

I do have the android version, and find it very usable in my quick test (haven´t used it much), better than Softmaker´s.

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Best Free Office Suite 2 years 4 days ago Jojo Yee The browser link to Online Templates depends on the registry value of "StartWithBlank" located at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Kingsoft\Office\6.0\Common\wpshomeoptions. The default value is 0 for getting the browser link. If you don't like the link, change the value to 1 to disable it. It works for version 2012 and 2013. Good luck. view
Best Free Office Suite 1 year 10 months ago paul bucuresti

I've tried Kingsoft office on a few computers and found several problems:
1. Under Windows xp sp3, printing of DOC and XLS files is not possible. XLS outputs empty page with "sheet 1" footer, while a 1-page DOC outputs completely empty page. Both files were created in Office 2003 and both print fine from OOOLligt (openoffice variant). Needless to say, the printer is configured correctly, has toner and works in all other apps.
2. Also under windows xp sp3, the headings of the rows (1,2,3 ...) and columns (A,B,C...) in the Spreadsheets appear black instead of gray so they are unreadable (black text on black background). Changing UI to the modern version solves this, but we wanted to use the classic ui. Reverting to classic UI also reverts the table headings to black.
3. Under both windows 7 and windows xp, Excel files saved with MS Excel lose date format (dd.mm.yyyy is opened as mm/dd/yyyy). You can reformat the cells but this is a tedious task if you have lots of files. You need to modify the default date format (i've found this info on their website) by opening the Spreadsheets app with an empty sheet, typing in first cell 09/01/2012 (September 1st - why exactly the site specifically asks for this date? or was it just an example?) and reformatting it (custom) as you like it (e.g.) dd.mm.yyyy (resulting in 01.09.2012) then close the app.
Strange enough, on a computer where OpenOffice was installed, in XLS files saved from OpenOffice the date format (e.g. dd.mm.yyyy) was kept.
4. Even if you modify date format, in the edit cell/formula field (up in the toolbar) the date is still written in the m/d/y format - completelly ignoring OS-level regional settings and locale.
5. The Spresheet ignores the locale/regional setting regarding decimal comma or point.
I can confirm files open a little faster than in Openoffice, but I suppose this come with less feature (no VBA, no XLSX real support, ignoring locale settings).
For me, these all are a deal-breaker so I guess I will have to try softmaker or back to openoffice.

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Best Free Office Suite 1 year 10 months ago Garibaldo

I prefer FreeOffice, simply because I often need to switch files in Word, and Excel formats with my fellow students, and tutors - and this is the only office suite which opens, and saves Microsoft Office formats faithfully. ALL others destroy formatting!

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Best Free Office Suite 1 year 10 months ago paul bucuresti

My last opinion of Kingsoft Office as of 20.10.2013 (sic! not 10/20/2013 haha!)- that's October 20th.
- wrong date format in most XLS files
- wrong decimal point format
- insert / overtype apparently not working
- interface problems in Win XP (only modern / ribbon works)
- autonumbers files when saving (e.g. if I open foo10.10.2013.doc and choose save as, automatically offers to save foo10.10.2014.doc and this was not my intention; this is forcing me to edit an additional character in the file name).
- at least *some* fields from MS WORD don't work, such as File name (in document's footer - it's not updating and if trying force update errors invalid bookmark; it's just the file name - what could be missing?
- XLS and DOC won't print from Win XP
I'm in the process of testing LibreOffice and Softmaker FreeOffice and return with my findings.
cheers.
One more thing I've just noticed. Not only Kingsoft Office does not comply to the regional settings already set on the system, but it modifies them switching the dot and comma as decimal point and digit grouping symbol. I am 100% sure about this, because the current settings are just wrong and not typical for the selected country, but re-selecting the country to load the defaults corrected the settings. Even after uninstalling Kingsoft Office, the changed setting were not reverted to the pre-existing ones.

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Best Free Office Suite 1 year 10 months ago Deep Lurker

OpenOffice and LibreOffice still do not have a "normal" or "draft" view in their word processors. For me, that's an absolute showstopper. It's a showstopper for others as well, from some of the comments I've seen: E.g. "I'm not going to drive a car with three wheels even if it's free. I'm not going to use a word processor without Normal View either even if it's free."

Worse, it's an old problem ("Bug 4914" first reported 2002-05-15).

Worst of all, fixing this is *still* considered low-priority. Apparently people either view a normal/draft view in a word processor as a CRITICAL, NEED-TO-HAVE FEATURE! or else are genuinely puzzled as to why anyone could possibly ever want such a thing.

(And no, the "web view" is not an adequate substitute for the lack of a normal view.)

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Best Free Office Suite 1 year 9 months ago CyberAlex1986

I have recommended Kingsoft Office Free here almost a year ago, nothing has changed, it is still the best free Office suite, it has all i need: word processor, spreadsheet program and presentation maker, and it does all i ask of it. I work with dozens of documents open simultaneously, multiple document tabs make my life a lot easier, and so does the built in Office to PDF converter, and automatic spell check, and more than anything the absolutely best comparability with Microsoft Office documents.
The new user interface in Kingsoft Office Free 2013 is very easy to use and very good looking.

*Another thing, if you complete the survey on their website, you receive Kingsoft Office Pro for Free (1 year).

I know of all the other free office suits out there, for example SoftMaker's FreeOffice is not too bad.

But i have been using Kingsoft Free Office for over a year, why change something that is Free and works very well.

I'd definitely recommend Kingsoft Office Free 2013 again and again.

Cheers

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Best Free Office Suite 1 year 9 months ago CyberAlex1986

Hello again guys, i hate to see this amazing community wither down, most of the sections are barely updated anymore, for all those who are looking for a solid and Free office suite as far as i am concerned there are two options: Kingsoft Office Free 2013 or SoftMaker FreeOffice - an amazing Free office suite, SoftMaker always offered their older office packages for Free, few years ago they were giving away SoftMaker Office 2008 for Free, and it was a very good office suite.
SoftMaker FreeOffice is my top recommendation by far, and why?
It's absolutely Free, it is a full office suite that includes TextMaker, PlanMaker and Presentation as alternative for Microsoft's Word, Excel and Powerpoint, amazing compatibility with all the microsoft office file's formats.
Amazing spell checking with free dictionaries for you to download, also you don't need to buy new license to change the language like is MS office.
There are tons of great features to explore, go here http://www.freeoffice.com/en
check SoftMaker FreeOffice and never spend money on commercial software again.

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Best Free Office Suite 1 year 3 months ago shannon4599usa

Of all the office free ware I prefer the TextMaker. now known as free office.

Lotus, LibreOffice, OpenOffice, OxygenOffice, etc. are practically memory hogging clones!
Everytime I get them I end with some kind of windows error that closes my WinXp Computer.
Lotus Office is the root for all of them and if you choose one choose Lotus to prevent problems
with your system and to save on memory.

Kingoffice Doesn't have the the text color and likes other features.

AbiWriter is clumsy and slow. Very Limited Figures.

Textmaker is a breath of free air. Also hidden in the formats are image tools that like you do all kinds of transparency, photo editing tricks, if you want to freely move the image change the Frame mode and you can type over the image as well.
No fancy plugins and there a limited default text color palette you can always per session edit a color and save it to change text colors.

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Best Free Office Suite 1 year 3 months ago crombierob

I have used Kingsoft Writer a few times now, and I cannot fault it (and my gut feeling likes it).
When you mentioned Kingoffics, is that the same program ?
If so, could you elaborate on what you do not like about it ?

Curious,
Rob
PS I also found a couple of new uses for it (new for me) -

1) I have multiple portable versions of IceDragon, which allows me to have one for each category of my browsing.
It can get a bit confusing as to which is running, so I created a web page (In Writer), for each browser, and I open that in the left tab of each browser.

2) I am guilty of having too many tabs open. I am now more confident about bookmarking them all, and closing them all, and additionally saving them to html (FF's save to html).
I can then use Writer to prune those bookmarks, and save them as a web page. I can then open that file in a Tab in that category's browser, and in effect I have saved all my previously open tabs into one single tab.
I have done decades of programming, but virtually have no web (development) experience, so I am pretty pleased with Writer.

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Best Free Office Suite 1 year 3 months ago Baguadude

My vote goes for LibreOffice. What I like of it (aside from the fact that it feels like OpenOffice but this one is like a breath of fresh air) is the pletora of useful extensions (http://extensions.libreoffice.org/extension-center) you can add to the suite.

I didn't like Kingsoft's EULA (we will collect personal information for marketing purposes) and offered to install Glary Utilities during the installation, so I stopped at that point.

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Best Free Office Suite 1 year 3 months ago willtell

I can't believe u could put SSuite Office on a par with softmaker FreeOffice. Whilst ssuite is kinda retro and likeable, get real. Load a multi tabbed excel spreadsheet, graphics and all, into softmaker no problem. ssuite can barely support old excel IV single sheet spreads. Not to mention almost non existent file type support xls rtf txt and that's u'r lot. Crazy!

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Best Free Office Suite 1 year 3 months ago skan

Hi.

What free program is able to manage spreadsheets with an unlimited number of rows?
I'm only aware of two [edited out] but they are both commercial.

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Best Free Office Suite 1 year 4 days ago joeguru

Kingsoft is now called WPS Office.

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Best Free Office Suite 1 year 4 days ago MidnightCowboy Thank you. The name has now been changed. MC - Site Manager. view
Best Free Office Suite 9 months 2 days ago rickybobby

I would like to share a word of caution about WPS office if you want to install it on a system that already has MSO2007 (hey, I cannot afford to take the risk of uninstallig it altogether, I have some important encrypted docs that need MSO2007 to work).
So, I installed WPS in my PC and it worked great, however, every time I wanted to launch Word or Excel the MSO 2007 setup program launched automatically and took a while before I could use them.
This lasted for about a week, until I decided to uninstall WPS and everything went back to normal after that.
Am I the only one who faced this issue?
Perhaps WPS office "borrows" some official system files from MSO2007 to work properly?

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Best Free Office Suite 9 months 2 days ago v.laurie I can't say what is really going on but it sounds to me like there may be a file association problem.Anyone else have ideas? view
Best Free Office Suite 9 months 1 day ago rickybobby

I thought the same initially. So I set MSO2007 as my default suite and de-selected all file associations within WPS. Nothing changed, even after a reboot. WPS forums were not of any help. The only solution that worked was uninstalling WPS.
I can add my brother is having the exact same problem, the only difference being his machine runs WinXP.

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Best Free Office Suite 8 months 3 weeks ago hanzfanz

Just got done downloading WPS Kingsoft, and it appears as is the free version has been modified to a trail period and then a monthly rental.

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Best Free Office Suite 8 months 3 weeks ago Anupam Yes, it now includes a trial of home premium version for 30 days. The suite remains free though. view
Best Free Office Suite 8 months 1 week ago rsarneckysr

Greetings All!

From a an academic point of view - if you use OUTLINING on a regular basis there appears to be NO BETTER CHOICE than WPS aka Kingsoft.

Why? Because it works the SAME as Microsoft Office.

ALL other suite choices are not very intuitive when outlining. In fact they are annoying to use.

I have NOT SEEN this mentioned in any review or comments.

Hopefully, this helps in choosing your "go to" office suite.

To all, happy, safe and healthy New Year 2015!

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Best Free Office Suite 7 months 3 weeks ago GraveDigger

It might be time to change the recommendation back to LibreOffice instead of WPS Office - the move by Kingsoft to change to a subscription basis in order to have access to all of the features of WPS Office makes it a less practical choice for small businesses or individuals who are looking for a FREE office suite. Yes, WPS Office can be used as a "trial" for 30 days, but after that time you need to subscribe in order to continue using the "Premium" features - including the ability to save files in the newer docx, xlsx or pptx formats compatible with the newer versions of Microsoft Office.

Also, like Microsoft, Kingsoft is trying to switch consumers to a subscription model - you pay for the software on a monthly (or yearly) basis instead of paying for it once. While the pricing may look attractive initially, you end up paying for your software like a cable tv or smartphone bill. Is this what we really want as a "free" alternative to Microsoft Office?

For me, I'm uninstalling the latest release of WPS Office and sticking with LibreOffice. I don't want to subscribe for my software, even at a lower cost than the Microsoft name brand.

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Best Free Office Suite 7 months 2 weeks ago amayzingone

You can still download Kingsoft Free Office 2013. Just search for it on Google.
Kingsoft Free Office 2013 is still the best choice, totally free and saves to MS Office 2007/2010 document formats. None of the others save/export to docx, xlsx.
Agree with your comments on WPS Office 2014 - Stay well away!
NB: Significant amount of functionality is removed once trial is expired.

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Best Free Office Suite 7 months 2 weeks ago amayzingone

Significant amount of functionality is now removed once trial is expired. Falls well short of Kingsoft Office Free 2013 (which you can still download and use totally free)

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Best Free Office Suite 7 months 2 weeks ago amayzingone

Not exactly. Both WPS Office 2014(subscription based) and Kingsoft Office 2013 (pro and free versions) can still be downloaded from the Kingsoft web site. Read WPS = new subscription based offer and Kingsoft = Free or Once-off purchase for Pro version

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Best Free Office Suite 7 months 2 weeks ago amayzingone

Very good post on Softmaker however you miss one important point - Kingsoft Office Free 2013 can save to docx/xlsx whilst Softmaker FreeOffice can't. So all depends on your individual requirements. As you say they are the best free options to MS Office and furthermore, both have a very small footprint compared with ALL other Office suites.

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Best Free Office Suite 7 months 2 weeks ago hanzfanz

I agree with gravedigger. I foolishly installed this latest version without anticipating that the unsubscribed version would put watermarks on print outs and restrict saving functions. Uninstalling. Wondering if the previous version can be installed? Is LibreOffice the next viable option?

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Best Free Office Suite 7 months 2 weeks ago jimwg

What sells FreeOffice on me is its ability to both read and write .odt files, which makes it almost singularly universal as a replacement for Open/LibreOffice and Word. If WPS only included just this one ability they'd a officeful of customers here for life.

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Best Free Office Suite 7 months 1 week ago GraveDigger

While the free version of Kingsoft Office (2013) is a great choice, I would be reluctant to advise people to stay with it since it's already been replaced with WPS Office 2014 and will probably not be that well supported going forward. The subscription only version will continue to be supported and Kingsoft will probably make it harder to get the older version.

I would recommend going with LibreOffice as it's well supported, continues to be a FREE alternative to Microsoft Office and has been a good choice for a number of years now...

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Best Free Office Suite 7 months 1 week ago amayzingone

Sorry but the smart money is on Softmaker FreeOffice 2014. By far the best compatibilty with MS Office docs. Similar small footprint and broad functionality to Kingsoft and has regular updates.

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Best Free Office Suite 7 months 5 days ago hawk40

Hi, I've been a user of Kingsoft Office for a few years and agree it's the closest to MS office but reading some comments here about the new upgrade, "WPS Office 2014" being a paid only is not so. I upgraded but theres still a free version called 'WPS Office 2014' and a paid one. I have 2014 and it's free.

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Best Free Office Suite 7 months 5 days ago MidnightCowboy What you say is true but the free version is now restricted, or a some users see it, crippled. See details about these restrictions in our forum thread. MC - Site Manager. http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/home-office-and-productiv... view
Best Free Office Suite 7 months 5 days ago RCHamilt

To stop WPS from opening their templates link on startup, go to File>Tools>Options. Under the General and Save section, there is a selection to "Start With" (either the Home Page or a New Document) at the bottom. Select New Document and their Home Page won't open any more.

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Best Free Office Suite 6 months 3 weeks ago drkstlkr

Another alternative that I haven't noticed anyone mention yet is that Microsoft has a free online version of Office at https://onedrive.live.com/

I know it's not the same as using the full MS Office version, but for receiving/uploading/editing/saving/sending MS Office files (such as DOCX), it's hard to beat since it doesn't lose any formatting that some of your free office suites may do when handling MS Office files (such as LibreOffice). But that's just my two cents. ;-)

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Best Free Office Suite 6 months 3 weeks ago Nina_Gorbunova

I'm surprised, ONLYOFFICE is not included to the list. (formerly Teamlab Personal)
Since the application got such a warm welcome from Techsupportalert community a year ago, I think ONLYOFFICE Personal should be mentioned: Https://personal.onlyoffice.com

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Best Free Office Suite 6 months 2 weeks ago clasqm

You can add a new one to the list. Apple now lets you open an iCloud account even if you don't own one of their products. of the three main apps, Numbers is fairly useless for anything more than home accounts, Pages is a deceptively user-friendly word processor, and Keynote is the reason many of us have stuck to Macs all these years. www.icloud.com

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Best Free Office Suite 1 day 21 hours ago almich

Thanks for the tip RCHamilt it works Great ..

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Best Free Bible Study Software 1 year 9 months ago Louie G

An earlier comment suggested the product by Olive Tree, the software I use. And unlike e-Sword, it is also free for the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, PDA's and other platforms. Also, all your resources will follow you if you have the program on several computers or handheld devices like I do. Note: the Olive Tree program may or may not be what you're looking for, but it's worth a try. It's not as powerful as The Word (mentioned below), probably the best (off-line) program if you study all the time, but it gets the job done. And is quite easy to use and navigate.

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Best Free Bible Study Software 8 months 3 weeks ago cpedley

Please change your download for e-sword to the author's page as the other link is broken.

http://www.e-sword.net/

Thank you
-Charles

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Best Free Electronic Book Reader 2 years 7 months ago mariola

Recently I have spent several days playing with different readers (for W7) and my recommendation would be like this:
- Universal all-in-one solution (for most formats): Calibre (Portable)
- "Single" format solutions: Adobe Digital Editions or Foxit Reader Classmate Edition for epub / Mobipocket Reader for mobi
- Lightweight and highly customizable (thus elegant) epub solution: EPUBReader for Firefox

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Best Free Electronic Book Reader 2 years 4 months ago Himagain

A bit late but........ Not only is this the best allround software of its type I've found, but:
1. It's free!
2. Very Well-written
3. The author's Site (He writes SF and programs) has extra goodies there.
http://www.spacejock.com/yBook.html
A great place for aspiring Authors, too.

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Best Free Electronic Book Reader 2 years 4 months ago paulrw Thanks Himagain, it certainly looks interesting. I will review it shortly. view
Best Free Electronic Book Reader 2 years 2 months ago Epsilon

Just took a look at yBook. It's now at version 2 and can handle ePub.

http://www.spacejock.com/yBook.html

Here is a list of current features:

Runs on any Windows PC (Win95 or later)
Display your book on side-by-side or single pages.
Resize the pages, adjust the margins, set text and paper colour.
Text, html and RTF reader
PDB and PRC reader
ePub reader
Search for words or phrases
Automatic bookmarks
Text sizes from tiny to HUGE
No zooming, panning or scrolling
Direct download of all Gutenberg titles, with index.
Internationalised menus - Spanish, German, etc
Completely free to use: No registration, no adware, no spyware.

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Best Free Electronic Book Reader 2 years 2 months ago Anupam It's a kind request. Whenever you suggest a software, please post a link to its site. I have inserted the link this time in the comment. Also, if you notice, yBook has been suggested just a comment below. view
Best Free Electronic Book Reader 2 years 1 month ago innn

For anyone interested sumatrapdf viewer can handle .mobi files as well. I am satisfied.

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Best Free Electronic Book Reader 1 year 6 months ago Dragonscribe

I'm not sure that Mobibook is still free. All the points on their website that looke like amy kind of download return a message that the resource has been removed.

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Best Free Electronic Book Reader 1 year 6 months ago mr6n8 If you are referring to MobiPocket, it is no longer available in any form. This was brought up here in the comments in 2012 (further down the page): "...MobiPocket was killed by Amazon in late 2011/early 2012. http://www.the-digital-reader.com/2011/11/02/rip-mobipocket-2000-2011/ " There was no editor for this page at that time and apparently there has not been one since. view
Best Free Electronic Book Reader 1 year 6 months ago sicknero

The final version (6.2) is available on various freeware sites, e.g. Softpedia, CNet, etc if you look around.

It's a very nice reader, it was my favourite for a long time. I only stopped using it because of problems making it portable (it requires Java Runtime installed) and because Calibre changed to offer a double-page "proper book" style of layout.

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Best Free Electronic Book Reader 1 year 6 months ago mr6n8 Ah that makes sense (the last version still being around). Just not available at the "official" site. Personally, I use Calibre and Sumatra. There is a portable Java available at PortableApps. I used to create a portable Java for Vuze, but have not done so in quite some time. My memory is that it was not that difficult. view
Best Free Electronic Book Reader 1 year 6 months ago sicknero

I've had some luck with making Java-dependent software portable but I never got around to putting much effort into Mobipocket.

It was the lack of a double-page layout really that put me off Calibre before and it now has that and a whole lot more : ) It really is very good.

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Best Free Electronic Book Reader 1 year 4 months ago lvoin

Is available and working here:

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Others/E-Book/Mobipocket-Reader.shtml

[Moderator's note: Link to direct download of file not allowed. Replaced with the link to the software page]

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Best Free Electronic Book Reader 5 months 1 week ago sonoffar

yBook2 has apparently not been updated since 2012. This particular TSA has not been updated for some time as well.

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Best Free Electronic Book Reader 5 months 1 week ago sonoffar

"yReader2" hasn't been updated for a couple of years, "Reader Library" has been shut down for a year, and this site is falling further and further behind the curve. What did you do to your volunteer editors?

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Best Free Electronic Book Reader 5 months 1 week ago MidnightCowboy Thank you for pointing this out sonoffar. The obsolete entry has now been removed. In fact this category review is in need of an editor and maybe you would like to volunteer to take it over? If so please use the form at the link below. You can also contact me directly by clicking my username. MC - Site Manager. http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/id-become-editor-gizmos-freeware... view
Best Free Disk Space Analyzer 2 years 6 months ago Panzer "... WizTree is a disk space analyzer. It scans your entire hard drive and shows you which files and folders are using the most disk space. It does this VERY QUICKLY. In fact, we believe WizTree to be the fastest application of this type in the world! Use the information WizTree provides to quickly locate and remove "space hogs" from your hard drive ...": http://antibody-software.com/web/software/software/wiztree-finds-the-fil... view
Best Free Disk Space Analyzer 2 years 6 months ago RCL I will have a look. Thanks! view
Best Free Disk Space Analyzer 2 years 6 months ago tratak

This is, in my opinion, the best disk space analyzer:
SequoiaView

http://w3.win.tue.nl/nl/onderzoek/onderzoek_informatica/visualization/se...

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Best Free Disk Space Analyzer 2 years 6 months ago RCL The graphical results display is very similar in appearance to WinDirStat's. I will have a look. Thanks! view
Best Free Disk Space Analyzer 2 years 5 months ago PhiloVance

Sequoiaview has one drawback. Maybe I'm dense, but I can only get it to work on the C disk.

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Best Free Disk Space Analyzer 2 years 2 months ago Panzer Disk Usage Analyzer: Features: * Finds largest files within selected drive or folder * Finds largest folders by folder size, average file size, or number of files * Presents information visually via graphs * Looks and feels like part of Windows * Provides sorting functionality by displayed columns http://www.extensoft.com/?p=free_disk_analyzer view
Best Free Disk Space Analyzer 2 years 4 weeks ago g2mXagent

i use "TreeSize Free", simple and useful.

http://www.jam-software.com/freeware/index.shtml

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Best Free Disk Space Analyzer 1 year 7 months ago sicknero

My find of the month re space analysis is definitely Wiztree. It works by reading the MFT and thus will give you results in just a few seconds even on large external drives.

The only downside is that because of the way it works it's only for NTFS formatted volumes. It also has only a list view - no pie charts or coloured graphs here - but man, it is really really quick!

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Best Free Disk Space Analyzer 1 year 5 months ago v.laurie There is a Trojanized version of WinDirStat out on the Internet. http://blog.windirstat.info/20130717/windirstat-detected-as-trojan-right... Be very careful which download site you use and check with VirusTotal. view
Best Free Disk Space Analyzer 11 months 2 weeks ago anixosees

Just to add one more to the list; I've used SpaceMonger for years and I like it a lot. It's also a stand-alone program. http://www.werkema.com/software/spacemonger.html
Note that this version is the last free one, v 1.4, and the new one costs money.

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Best Free Disk Space Analyzer 8 months 1 week ago vandamme

You forgot the Linux versions!

KDirStat is the program that WinDirStat was cloned from. And, naturally, you don't have to worry about trojans in that.

Baobab is a Gnome app that comes with some distros, like Mint. It's also called "Disk Usage Analyzer". After searching around Gismo's in vain, I discovered I already had it.

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Best Free Disk Space Analyzer 2 months 2 weeks ago Thevault

although all of these are nice, do any of these have side by side comparison reporting? for example, TreeSize Professional will let you save data to XML, then come the next time you run it, scan again then save that report then have a "Compare" option to show how the sizes have changed since last report. If there are any free program that have that feature, you have my thanks 10fold.

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Best Free Disk Space Analyzer 2 months 1 week ago crombierob

I agree
Very simple useful result screen
Very fast

Rob

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Free Downloadable PDF Tech Guides and Tutorials 8 months 1 week ago - Dan

In the "Help Desk" section, files 'Understanding CRM' and 'Data Loss Prevention' are the same.

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Best Free Software Update Monitor 2 years 7 months ago emil.sekula

Hello,

I think Update Detector:

http://www.filepuma.com/updatedetector/

is worth to mention here. It is something similar to Update Checker but works better and Filepuma has larger base of programs.

Regards,

Emil

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Best Free Software Update Monitor 2 years 6 months ago gzmhanu

there is a portable version of SUMo. as you described how to select the lite version, the portable version is beside it.

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Best Free Software Update Monitor 2 years 6 months ago Paxmilitaris

but the Alternate link is for an EXE, not 7z or ZIP
Also last update was Feb 17th

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Best Free Software Update Monitor 2 years 6 months ago FrankO Thanks Emil, it will form part of an updated version of the article I am working on. view
Best Free Software Update Monitor 2 years 3 months ago Chrissylicious

I think this list needs some updating.

Some of the related programs no longer exist and the new OUTDATEfighter (spamfighter.com/outdatefighter) is not on there.
Another issue is Secunia's lack of updates which have declined rapidly the last few months.

I still love SUMo's updater and would definately still recommend this like you do as wel..

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Best Free Software Update Monitor 2 years 3 months ago MidnightCowboy Currently, OUTDATEfighter only has a small database of programs so it's scope is limited. Maybe when the program matures it might be worthy of consideration. MC - Site Manager. view
Best Free Software Update Monitor 2 years 3 months ago emil.sekula

Small database ? There is comment they have like more than 1.2 millions software updates.

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Best Free Software Update Monitor 2 years 1 month ago AJNorth

As a possible addition to the list above, I should like to suggest another free update utility, the Belarc Advisor. It has the ability to check not only for the presence of all necessary Windows patches, but also whether they are fully integrated and functioning -- even if Windows Update should report that none are required, in which case Belarc provides direct download links so that the patch (or patches) may be manually reinstalled (then the system rescanned).

Additionally, Belarc provides an enormous amount of system information for the machine it's run on (one word of caution: this is a professional application especially aimed at System Administrators; one result that will almost certainly cause alarm because of its low numerical value is the "Security Benchmark Score," which can safely be ignored).

The vendor's site is http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html (a review by Softpedia may be found at http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Info/Belarc-Advisor.shtml).

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Best Free Software Update Monitor 2 years 1 month ago emil.sekula

Update Detector 2.6.0.703 is available: http://www.filepuma.com/updatedetector/

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Best Free Software Update Monitor 1 year 10 months ago AJNorth

Patch My PC has been updated to version 2.3.5.1 -- http://patchmypc.net/ .

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Best Free Software Update Monitor 1 year 8 months ago AJNorth

Secunia have updated their Personal Software Inspector (PSI) to v3.0.0.9016 (2013.12.18; 5.08 MB); support for Win 8 has been added -- https://secunia.com/products/consumer/PSI/sys_req/ .

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Best Free Software Update Monitor 1 year 7 months ago AJNorth

KC Softwares have updated SUMo to version 3.10.1.226 (2013.12.30).

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Best Free Software Update Monitor 1 year 7 months ago emil.sekula

Talking about software webpages I would like to recommend http://www.filehorse.com/. Something similar to filehippo.com but it has larger software base and updates are more regularly.

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Best Free Software Update Monitor 7 months 4 weeks ago Kyle_Katarn

SUMo listing is not up to date.

And according to your review, i would have it granted with a better 5 star rating than Secunia PSI :)

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Best Free Software Update Monitor 7 months 2 weeks ago emil.sekula

Very nice webpage is http://www.updapy.com/. You can subscribe to your favorite software and you will be notified about new versions. If your program is missed you can notify web team and it will be most probably added. Currently there are 184 programs and it increases continuously.

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