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On-Screen Hard Disk Activity Indicator 1 year 3 months ago Joe A.TT

Ya... There is portable version too. Look for "Download without installer" below the download button.

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Enterprise-Grade Security Software. For Free. 1 year 3 months ago keithr386

Ian, not sure if you are aware, but they also have a free version for Mac.

https://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/sophos-antivirus-for-mac-home-edition.aspx

Keith R

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Best Free FTP Client 1 year 3 months ago donwiss

Besides basic transferring of files, at times I need to synchronize folders. I look at the available alternatives, but it is hard to figure out just what synchronization capabilities the programs have. What I'd like to see is this page updated with a discussion on each alternative on how they can synchronize from an updated PC to the website host.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Milky Way Rising Over Snowcapped Mountains 1 year 3 months ago Sgluber

"Your rating: 5"
:-)

Thank you, rhiannon! But... tell me: is it a paint, right?

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Best Free Program Launcher 1 year 3 months ago oblivion The getwox link -- thanks for pointing out the fix for that. The product itself looks very much like FindAndRunRobot, which remains my preferred choice of keyboard launcher. Another DonationCoder product -- LaunchBarCommander -- might be worth a look. It can be configured to be a menu system driven from an icon in the notification area (as well as a number of other modes of operation) and has the advantage of portability (you can specify the current drive via an alias.) The hovering / clickless form isn't an option currently, I don't think, but the developer is always open to suggestions! http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Mouser/LaunchBarCommander/index.html view
Best Free Word Processor 1 year 3 months ago giridharmadras

The pack you are referring to in the link, https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=3 is the Microsoft's Office Compatibility Pack that is required to open the docx files. This a 37 MB download. The Office Compatibility Pack is already present on computers which have Word 2007 or above installed.

To open doc files, Jarte requires a convertor file. It does not need the microsoft office compatibility pack. The link mentioned by Jarte goes to CNET. You need the file OCONVPCK.EXE. This can be downloaded from
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/212265
This is much smaller download (around 2 Mb)

I use Jarte because it has a tabbed interface. If WordPad had a tabbed interface, I would use it. I just need a small program that can open doc files and jarte does fine. I guess the new software
http://www.ssuitesoft.com/ssuitenotebookeditor.htm
is also good.

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Best Free OCR Software 1 year 3 months ago chris.p Very good results with FreeOCR. Very accurate. Terrible results with SimpleOCR: it chopped off the right hand half of every image, and had hundreds of errors. Useless - avoid this . view
Easy Access To Your Startup Folder And Many Others 1 year 3 months ago toktok

Thanks - it still can't connect:

ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT

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Easy Access To Your Startup Folder And Many Others 1 year 3 months ago w32sh

There are some 20 *new* commands in Windows 10, all are listed and differences highlighted here -http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/shell-commands-to-access-the-special-folders/

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Best Free Windows Apps 1 year 3 months ago Jojo Yee Thanks for your feedback deya. It's now replaced with "123 Image Viewer HD". view
Easy Access To Your Startup Folder And Many Others 1 year 3 months ago Jojo Yee I've now shortened the hypertext and see if that works for you. view
Easy Access To Your Startup Folder And Many Others 1 year 3 months ago Jojo Yee

See here.

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Easy Access To Your Startup Folder And Many Others 1 year 3 months ago toktok

haha - I am NOT going to upgrade to Win10 now - perhaps never ;-)
It seems if you buy a new computer, you'll have to get Win 10 (the new processors necessitate this) - unless you migrate to e.g. Linux ;-)

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Easy Access To Your Startup Folder And Many Others 1 year 3 months ago toktok

Thanks - but the link didn't work when I tried (twice) ...

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Easy Access To Your Startup Folder And Many Others 1 year 3 months ago Catsup22

Nice - and thank you AND thank you to Jojo Yee. Only 4 stars because once again it seems the world thinks Windows 7 doesn't exist.

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Best Free Windows Apps 1 year 3 months ago deya

Photo Fast Viewer isn't free.

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Easy Access To Your Startup Folder And Many Others 1 year 3 months ago ChronicChaos

shell:upgrade.to.windows.10

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Easy Access To Your Startup Folder And Many Others 1 year 3 months ago toktok

Thanks! Do you have a similar full list of shell commands for Windows 7?

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Best Free Audio-Video Format Conversion Program 1 year 3 months ago i8spombots

FWIW Freemake does NOT handle import of an ISO as far as I could see.

I also followed the instructions to avoid opencandy as outlined above but chose custom install rather than the default install. As I never saw the option to not install opencandy components I assume I was too clever and so I ended up with opencandy installed or pending to be.

After opening freemake I blocked it from accessing the internet when I got a Comodo popup (saw 2) and ran a Malwarebytes scan which failed to find any opencandy components so perhaps the internet block saved me.

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Monitor PC Health Right On The Desktop 1 year 3 months ago Chris Caven

A red herring, MrDog! You're mixing two separate problems.

First, the app installation certificate problem --- markd gives the best solution/workaround.

Second, browser access to https://www.rainmeter.net/

Firefox 43.0.4 gives error-free access (no certificate warning)

rainmeter.net is NOT self-certified --- it was issued by COMODO ECC Domain Validation Secure Server CA 2 --- valid from Thu, 29 Oct 2015 00:00:00 UTC --- valid until Sun, 24 Apr 2016 23:59:59 UTC

This site works only in browsers with SNI support --- a good security point --- so some OLDER browsers may be problematic

All this may be checked at:-
SSL Server Test: rainmeter.net (Powered by Qualys SSL Labs)
https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html?d=www.rainmeter.net&s=104.28.2.61

along with the site's excellent "A" security rating.

One last point, this Gizmo article fails to mention that "Rainmeter is open source software distributed free of charge under the terms of the GNU GPL v2 license." --- Open Source wins every time!

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Monitor PC Health Right On The Desktop 1 year 3 months ago grimbles

Spot on! The 'certificates' warning message has nothing to do with Microsoft, it's down to the browser. Make sure your date and time are set correctly. If that's all good, then do as MrDog says and just tell Firefox to ignore the problem - provided you are sure the download is coming from a known safe and reputable source, of course.

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How to Fix a Computer that Keeps Waking Up 1 year 3 months ago Darth_Annoyance

I've had this happen too, and only with a wireless mouse. I think this is because the receiver for a wireless mouse draws much less power than the laser/LED and image sensor on a wired mouse. So when the computer is in sleep mode, there is just enough power for the receiver to stay active and continue receiving input from the mouse. Clicking OR nudging the wireless mouse causes the receiver to wake up the computer, while only clicking a wired mouse will do so.
Does your mouse have an on/off switch? If so, turning it off may be the key.

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Best Free Windows Apps 1 year 3 months ago Jojo Yee Thanks for input Richie D. It has now been delisted. view
Speed Up Your Hearing 1 year 3 months ago virginiajim Added 24 more podcast sources and upgraded the text as to the sources and place to bulk download podcasts. view
Speed Up Your Hearing 1 year 3 months ago virginiajim

Added 16 more sources of podcasts and tweaked the table a little.

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Best Free Windows Apps 1 year 3 months ago Richie D

Format Converter X is not free.

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Best Free DVD Ripper 1 year 3 months ago Richie D

Handbrake's website make a BIG point of its NOT being a "dvd ripper." It insists it is a "video transcoder" --- because it doesn't rip copyright protected DVDs. Your article accurately states that it doesn't rip encoded DVDs, but maybe the head should also be changed to say "video transcoder" instead of ripper?

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Best Free Windows Desktop Software - Editors Choice Selection 1 year 3 months ago magnogreato

This is a great site, PERIOD!
It has really helped me out at times and I look forward to investigating new and interesting software.

WITH THAT BEING SAID,
I'm looking for an antivirus program that does not require me to install it....! Windows defender is great BUT it does not allow me to scan a single downloaded file, etc. Malware Bytes is great but it isn't for virus'
or trojan's. ANYONE GOT ANY IDEAS?
THANKS

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Easy Access To Your Startup Folder And Many Others 1 year 3 months ago Realist

Thanks

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Best Free Email Software 1 year 3 months ago MidnightCowboy

I'm only acting as custodian for this review so there will not be any substantial updates to it until someone volunteers to take it over. Reviews for FossaMail in other places are somewhat mixed but the most believable sources are all positive.

I'm predominantly a Linux user and installed FossaMail into Mint 17.3 x64 KDE. It launches fine but crashes with a segmentation fault whenever a menu item is clicked. I've now fired up my Win 7 desktop and installed it into that. I'll run with this for a while and see how it goes. MC - Site Manager.

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Best Free Email Software 1 year 3 months ago maxfan

Great point about the increase of mobiles as a place for checking email. I'm one of those dinosaurs that prefers a mail client on a computer. I use gmail and have tried to love Google's online interface, but I just can't. Labelling emails and then selecting them to archive them seems so much less efficient than dragging them to a folder in a client. Has anyone tried Fossamail? I've been using Pale Moon browser for a year or so but have only heard of Fossamail recently. Any possibility of a review? Thanks.

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If Your Password Is On This List, It's Time To Change Passwords 1 year 3 months ago Joe A.TT

@fredp and Bruce_Fraser,

Thank you for taking the time to explain. I see what I was missing now. I never heard of this "keyboard walk". Thanks again.

BTW, I use the password generator in Keepass. I think that should be good enough for me.

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Best Free Windows Desktop Software - Editors Choice Selection 1 year 3 months ago iqra6500

I think, linux is best software for it. You should try it.

http://news.mobile-phone.pk/software/

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Best Free File Archiver Or Zip Utility 1 year 3 months ago AJNorth

You're most welcome, MC; my pleasure.

Regards,

AJN

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Best Free Program Launcher 1 year 3 months ago crombierob

It needs a click to rise, but I could live with using a hot key.
I don't think that it has the ability to have parent menu entries that expand (via mouse hover) to sub menus.
I would need that to categorize the entries, and make it manageable (and usable when you have a missing memory at 74)

Rob

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Best Free Program Launcher 1 year 3 months ago MidnightCowboy

See what you think to SE-TrayMenu. MC - Site Manager.
http://www.se-soft.com/en/Products/TrayMenu/

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Best Free Program Launcher 1 year 3 months ago crombierob

your link doesn't wox
Try this one instead -
http://www.getwox.com/

Rob
PS My ideal launcher would be an icon in the SysTray.
When one mouses over it, a menu rises.
You can move the mouse up to an item or a 'folder'
Hovering can show a sub menu with some clickable shortcuts, or more sub menus

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Best Free Program Launcher 1 year 3 months ago Lucinite

Check out Panels - https://www.lucinite.com

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Best Free File Archiver Or Zip Utility 1 year 3 months ago MidnightCowboy Thank you AJNorth. The product details have now been updated. MC - Site Manager. view
Best Free Game Sites 1 year 3 months ago Dmitrii

When I saw a schoolboy, I'm a fan and I play free flash games at newgrounds.

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If Your Password Is On This List, It's Time To Change Passwords 1 year 3 months ago fredp

iqaz2wsx is a simple 'keyboard walk'. It is similar to qwerty. Keyboard walks are extremely common and well known to hackers.

The rule of thumb is, "If you can think of a way to build a safe password, its probably already known to bad guys."

Always use 'random' character strings that include as many characters and types of characters permitted in your target application. Beware of apps that can regenerate a password based upon your simple input. For hackers who also have access to the app, your security will actually be only equal to the input string. If you use such an app, consider substituting a few characters, making the result safer.

Yes, hackers can detect passwords that include edited characters. Like passw0rd. Don't do this,either, especially with common words or names.

Password security is a complex and important topic. You should read a lot about it and appreciate the power of statistics or mathematical algorithms.

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If Your Password Is On This List, It's Time To Change Passwords 1 year 3 months ago Bruce_Fraser

Re: "I know 1qaz2wsx can be vulnerable because it's a short but I don't think it's as guessable as the others. I wonder why it made the list? What am I missing?"

Follow your fingers as you type those characters. It's the first two columns on the keyboard. That makes it just about the same as "qwertyuiop[]\".

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Best Free Online Genealogy or Family Tree Applications 1 year 3 months ago okrick

Thank you for your comments. I've almost completed reviewing the PC programs.

I'll do the online next and will make a point to review this site.

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If Your Password Is On This List, It's Time To Change Passwords 1 year 3 months ago Joe A.TT

I know 1qaz2wsx can be vulnerable because it's a short but I don't think it's as guessable as the others. I wonder why it made the list? What am I missing?

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Best Free File Archiver Or Zip Utility 1 year 3 months ago AJNorth

7-Zip and PeaZip have had a couple of updates since this article was published; 7-Zip now stands at version 15.14, and PeaZip at 5.91 .

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Best Free Online Genealogy or Family Tree Applications 1 year 3 months ago socks

This article was apparently written before FamilySearch Family Tree (FamilySearch.org) was opened in 2012.

FamilySearch Family Tree is a unified tree, intended to include everyone in one tree, freely editable and modified by any FamilySearch registered user, like Wikipedia. The goal is to have one profile per ancestral person that represents the best scholarship available.

Pros
- Anyone can edit any record. You can benefit from work done by relatives and other genealogists.
- Automatically searches records when you enter people. Record hints are visible on the Personal Details page, pedigree view, and descendants view.
- New records added every day. FamilySearch has the largest collection of genealogical and historical records in the world.
- Unlimited entry of name, relationships, birth, marriage, death, burial, and other events together with their associated dates, locations, and source citations.
- Relationships are not limited, i.e. multiple spouses (consecutive or polygamous) and parents (adopted, foster, or other possibilities).
- Multimedia attachments. Media can be tagged to show up on multiple individuals.
- Excludes information about living individuals from being publicly available.
- Easy to add people from sources.
- Duplicate finder and merge capability.
- Unlike the free accounts on Ancestry and MyHeritage, it is not feature limited. No nagging to get a paid account, since there are no paid accounts. The only limitation is that some source records are on other websites (like Fold3 or GenealogyBank), and you can't view the image without an account on those websites, or a visit to FamilySearch Family History Center.
- Tablet/phone app available.
- Printable fan charts, pedigree charts, family group sheets.
- Has it's own App Gallery of programs/websites that work with the database, such as chart creation, tree analysis, and interactive maps. Many of them are free.
- Ability to send messages to other users working on the same individuals.
- If you visit a FamilySearch Family History Center, you have free access to records from Ancestry, findmypast, and MyHeritage.

Cons
- Anyone can edit any record. "Your" tree can be messed up by a careless researcher, although changes can generally be undone. Some of the existing records have errors that may be difficult to straighten out.
- No way to share living people. You can enter living people, but no one else can see them.
- May not recognize a duplicate until you add more facts, requiring a merge.
- Cannot directly upload or download a GEDCOM. You have to load the GEDCOM into one of the free programs that syncs with FamilySearch (Ancestral Quest, Legacy Family Tree and RootsMagic), then sync to upload. As you sync, you will be asked to resolve any duplicates. This may take a long time, but it prevents duplicates, and you may find some additional information about your ancestors. The programs have easy procedures for downloading and saving information as a GEDCOM.
- Does not support same sex relationships.

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If Your Password Is On This List, It's Time To Change Passwords 1 year 3 months ago crosseyedlemon

With the easy access to free password manager programs (most of which have generators) there is really no excuse for not having strong security for personal data. Frankly I'm surprised that anyone using the password "welcome" would have the intelligence to even power up a computer.

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How Much Privacy Is Your Browser Providing? 1 year 3 months ago satrow

My browser (setting) gives me a different unique fingerprint on each refresh/test of that page.

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If Your Password Is On This List, It's Time To Change Passwords 1 year 3 months ago Realist

Adam: Why the password is **** in ATMs?
John: So that if someone is standing behind you, he can't see it?
Adam: But it's still **** even if there is nobody standing behind me.

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Find the Best Free Online Classes from 250+ Universities 1 year 3 months ago CourseBuffet

Bruce here from CourseBuffet.

First I want to say thinks to @rhiannon for writing this article.
I am glad readers of Gizmo are finding courses on CourseBuffet. We would say we are the most organized site to find free courses offered by
legit universities. We group like courses together so you can compare they quicker. We also offer degree like learning paths where you can create your own Do It Yourself Bachelor's Degree.

@mchldpy
We would be happy to help you in any way we can whether that is finding a courses or deactivating your account. Just email: contact (you know what symbol) coursebuffet.com

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Best Free Duplicate File Remover 1 year 3 months ago Lex11

Hi TechSupport. Thank's for the article. What about Mac?
I recently found this free app.
https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/primefile-free-duplicate-file/id1032755628?mt=12
It's do basically the same as other paid apps, but basic functionality is completely free.

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Monitor PC Health Right On The Desktop 1 year 3 months ago MrDog

Don't think one can really blame Microsoft - Firefox warns that the site certificate is invalid which is a fairly common problem as people self-certify of let their certificates expire. Easy to then just tell FF to ignore the problem if you wish to....

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Monitor PC Health Right On The Desktop 1 year 3 months ago markd

For those people having trouble installing this on WIndows 10. Click on 'More Info' in the top left corner of the window that says Rainmeter cannot be installed - and you will see an option 'Run Anyway'. All done :)

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Monitor PC Health Right On The Desktop 1 year 3 months ago swreynolds

I couldn't find https://rainmeter.net/. I just get ERR_SSL_VERSION_OR_CIPHER_MISMATCH (Chrome)
However, Firefox worked fine.

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Find the Best Free Online Classes from 250+ Universities 1 year 3 months ago rhiannon You can assume, since I created an account at this site (coursebuffet.com), signed up for a class using this site, and am now taking the class I signed up for, that indeed, I did go through the complete sign up process. view
Find the Best Free Online Classes from 250+ Universities 1 year 3 months ago rhiannon

Well, I'm the author of this article, and I signed up for a Linux class through CourseBuffet and have started taking it.

I've taken other classes through some of the institutes listed and they were free. What course did you try to sign up for, or if you didn't, what did you find that wasn't free? Please be specific. If there's an error in the article I'll certainly amend it.

I will add that if you want a certificate, certification or some other type of proof that you took the class, most of the entities that offer free online classes offer those for a fee, which varies. But it's clearly stated everywhere I've seen it.

 

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Monitor PC Health Right On The Desktop 1 year 3 months ago Robert Rex

The reason Win 10 will not allow the download is the same as the reason it is deleting programs.
Certificates not issued by Microsoft will flag as harmful.
As a freelance programmer it should be a crime for Microsoft to steal programs created by others.
To get a certificate to use your program, they want the rights to the code used to create the program.
Any freeware program thus become a Microsoft Partner Product and can be bundled in their sold products.
We use to call this high piracy to steal technology, like the government still does.

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Monitor PC Health Right On The Desktop 1 year 3 months ago classicggma65

Just downloaded onto Win7 with no trouble...neat. If continue to have no problems will change to 5*. Thanx.

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Monitor PC Health Right On The Desktop 1 year 3 months ago Mike29322

WIN10 says the "Signature for Rainmeter 3.3 is corrupt or invalid" and I couldn't download.

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Best Free Spyware And Adware Remover 1 year 3 months ago zeshanbilal

Thanks for sharing! I have got these tools very helpful :)
Visit this one: http://softwarespatch.com/category/antivirus/

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Free Windows Desktop Software Security List 1 year 3 months ago J_L Sigh, life gets in the way... I think we may need a new helper for this. view
Best Free Audio-Video Format Conversion Program 1 year 3 months ago JMDaniel

OK, that makes sense! :)

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Best Free Audio-Video Format Conversion Program 1 year 3 months ago JMDaniel

What's the best format to use when converting from audio to video? For example is it worth converting mp4 to wav or flac?

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 1 year 3 months ago marcdarkin

Thanks. Yes, it does :( I learned that myself a few days ago and I have already changed my review accordingly. Sadly, this is new in version 18. Other versions used to keep the editor after the trial period (heavily stripped down, though), so you might want to install v.17 or older, which can be found on the same page as the main program from our download link. But I don't think this is what you need. The cropping tool you were looking for is now much better implemented and is found in the 'Develop' module, with lots of useful options for that task. As the saying goes, every cloud has a silver lining :)

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Best Free PC Games 1 year 3 months ago Sea Mac I edited out the 2 dead links on "Abe Lincoln Must Die" in the "Best Free Interactive Fiction Game - Graphic Adventure / Point 'n Click" category. I replaced them both with working links. view
Best Free Digital Image Viewer 1 year 3 months ago heya556

Just a heads up, it does disappear.

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Planetarium. Explore The Sky From Your Desk. 1 year 3 months ago budchekov

Hmm.. FWIW disabling Adblock Plus on that site reveals a number of download options at the top of the page..

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Superb Simple Editor With Handy Macro Feature 1 year 3 months ago curtigo

I used another Gammadyne program (CSV Editor Pro) and it too was top notch. I like how you can scale the interface by tapping F11/F12.

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Best Free Windows Desktop Software - Editors Choice Selection 1 year 3 months ago AlvoErrado2

Best Free Paint Program for Windows

MediBang Paint is a lightweight software for illustration and making comic books on Windows and Mac OS.

http://medibangpaint.com/en/

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Find the Best Free Online Classes from 250+ Universities 1 year 3 months ago mchldpy

What a joke. Did not find one free course. If the author of this article had actually went through the complete sign up process I wouldn't be here typing this. This is the wannabe facecrook of the academic underworld. Trying to deactivate your account is like a bad episode of the Twilight Zone where your caught in a Windows 98 Episode called "Cyclic Redundancy" except when the episode is over Rod Serling doesn't come out and explain what just happened to you, they just immediately start an episode of "The Outer Limits" where your no longer the main character, your now playing a corpse with no lines and still trying to get your SAG Card.

Let The Good Times Roll.

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Best Free Media Player 1 year 3 months ago Panzer

Pmplayer:

http://www.picomixer.com/PMPlayer.html

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Best Free Office Suite 1 year 3 months ago shannon4599usa

My vote goes to Softmaker FreeOffice. Sure it may not have all the bells and whistles of the other office listed in this article but. It's easy to use and have enough features for the adverage office user to use. There are many features hidden within it and for selecting colors there's a simple basic Microsoft basic color tool instead of complicated palettes.
WPS is full of crap! Kingsoft so called Antivirus was a backdoor for an virus to get into my computer I don't use their WPS office either because it keeps trying to make one install software from another company that user doesn't need. SSuite office software wants to add an entire "operation system" to your computer loaded with crap you don't need like yet another web browser. Wordgraph is slow and buggy and the features are hard to find.
LibreOffice, Sun (Lotus) Office and Apache Open Office and a lot of others are software clones with different names! These guys are slow and I kept getting freezes and bugs when trying to type a document.

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Best Free DVD Ripper 1 year 3 months ago Redraider

Your review needs to be updated. The WinX DVD program is no longer free, at least as being reasonably useful. Now it won't let you copy anything more than a 5 minute video with the free version and requires that you buy it to do anything more than that. That makes the free version completely unusable for copying anything to any usable form.

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How to Use Firefox Add-ons 1 year 3 months ago rhiannon

It is a good program. :)

Luckily it's rare I get any emails with those >>> in them.

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 1 year 3 months ago marcdarkin

Sorry for the late answer. As far as I know, 10 bit per channel (30 bit color) is not available in any of the programs included in the review except for the paid version of Zoner Photo Studio. Fast Picture Viewer seems to have support for that too, but I can't ascertain whether the feature remains available in its free version.

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Best Free File Archiver Or Zip Utility 1 year 3 months ago rustyboy

B1 free archiver is a 2 mb download for a 92 mb web install that doesn't really give you much control over the interface or the operations. I expected a file of that size to be extremely configurable but was greatly disappointed. It seems to be all candy (it looks pretty) at the expense of functionality. Don't waste your time.

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How to Use Firefox Add-ons 1 year 3 months ago Phylis Sophical

Although StripMail isn't an FF add on, I have had it for years and find it very useful. Started by using it on emails that had all those >>> in them. Still great for that and converting text to Paragraphs.

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Planetarium. Explore The Sky From Your Desk. 1 year 3 months ago iun

Stellarium is AU$2.89 for Android, if that's a help.

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Planetarium. Explore The Sky From Your Desk. 1 year 3 months ago terrawarra

Thank you.... it's working now but it's nice to have an alternative as you suggested.

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Planetarium. Explore The Sky From Your Desk. 1 year 3 months ago lunchbeast

I'm not having trouble accessing the site, but I am having trouble getting the web page to recognize mouse clicks. I'm running Chrome, and it pretty much just sits there when I click the 'Set to my location' button, although I can drag the location pointer, and oddly enough, clicking Done closes that dialog box.

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Best Free File Manager 1 year 3 months ago shnbwmn

Q-Dir all the way for quick navigation. When I need to do some advanced things like searching and multi-renaming, then either of the TotalCommander clones (FreeCommander, MultiCommander, DoubleCommander, etc etc) do the job effectively. I really like Unreal Commander, but something this review didn't mention is that when using some tools like multi-rename it forces a nag screen for a few seconds, and requires the user to prompt out of it before showing the tool. Not a huge issue, but annoying when a large portion of the time spent using the program is for renaming file/folders.

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Planetarium. Explore The Sky From Your Desk. 1 year 3 months ago KrinkleKrunk

I would love to try it... but I am NOT installing Adobe Flash!

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Make 2016 The Year You Start Doing Cloud Backups 1 year 3 months ago sbouniol

2 Free suggestions:
1) use crashplan free client to backup files for you for free to your google drive/box/dropbox partitions
2) or even better, you can use their software to backup files across multiple computers, avoiding the cloud completely.
for instance, in a household with 3 desktops and 2 laptops computers, you can buy a single 2TB hard drive on sale for $40-$80 and stick in any one of the 3 desktops and let it run... it will backup all the files, (tune it to run at night during idle time, etc...)

windows/Linux/Mac

http://www.code42.com/crashplan
https://store.code42.com/store/ [pick the free option]

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Planetarium. Explore The Sky From Your Desk. 1 year 3 months ago Sea Mac

Both Celesta and Stellarium work on Linux, Windows, or Mac OS X platforms!

Best Free Planetarium Software for Mac OS   Check them both out.

Stellarium is actually used in Planetariums and can be used to make an excellent home built one.

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Superb Simple Editor With Handy Macro Feature 1 year 3 months ago mchldpy

In the "New Article" pop-up at the bottom right when clicking on the link-in-the-box it takes you to the homepage where (AFAICT) there is no mention of the notice of advertising nor do I find it under "New/Articles"

thanks

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Superb Simple Editor With Handy Macro Feature 1 year 3 months ago kkanalz

The footnote of your email message indicates that you're sponsored by Google, Inc.,, Gizmo. If this cyber-Giant is your sponsor, why do you have to "pay bills" by increasing advertising?

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Superb Simple Editor With Handy Macro Feature 1 year 3 months ago willrun4fun

Notepad++ also does this. Many plugins available as well. Here's an example I found http://www.cathrinewilhelmsen.net/2013/10/27/notepad-macros-a-basic-example/

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Get Another Instant Email Address 1 year 3 months ago Rick Grunwald

I must add https://www.spamgourmet.com/
Spamgourmet lets you get tricky to the point where you can identify who is selling you to spammers. It is easy to set up but you can get as convoluted as you need to when using the fake addresses. The addresses come to your inbox and you can reply to something and maintain the fake account. The others are fine if you just need to get a code or something and never bother with them again. Spamgourmet defaults to 3 emails from them and you can set it up to 20 which will give you plenty of time to go change the email to the correct one if it is something you end up liking

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Get Another Instant Email Address 1 year 3 months ago Fairportfan

Ummm ... what if someone else uses the same address?

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 1 year 3 months ago MassimoIT

Thank you for this detailed review.
I would like to know if any of the mentioned software is capable of 30 bit color display.

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Planetarium. Explore The Sky From Your Desk. 1 year 3 months ago greenmanharper

If you are continuing to have problems opening the site, another excellent program is Stellarium and can be found here.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/stellarium/?source=typ_redirect

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Just Delete Me: How To Delete Your Accounts From 350+ Web Services 1 year 3 months ago rhiannon

I have that site bookmarked as well. :)

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Get Another Instant Email Address 1 year 3 months ago msirianno

I use maildrop.cc for my temp address. What I like about it is that you can create your temp email address and keep the website open to monitor your mail. I can also use this alias email address, D-7mi6lw@maildrop.cc, which will then forward any email to the temp email address I created. An extra level of protection which I like.

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Get Another Instant Email Address 1 year 3 months ago ljbartel

The following addreses all work the same way as Mailnesia. They all belong to Mailinator.com and supposedly they have hundreds more addresses but they won't show the whole list. I've been using them for years whenever I need an instant disposable address.

@mailinator.com
@suremail.info
@safetymail.info

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Planetarium. Explore The Sky From Your Desk. 1 year 3 months ago terrawarra

I've tried several times to access this link to Planetarium but it seems to be stuck on their home page. Unresponsive to any of my attempts to proceed any further..... is it just me ?

BTW, I'm using my nexus 7 tablet.

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Get Another Instant Email Address 1 year 3 months ago terrawarra

Thanks rob,
I've sometimes used disposable email addresses in the past and found that many of the online sites identified my email address as a fake and asked that I submit another one.
Will give this one a try.

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Just Delete Me: How To Delete Your Accounts From 350+ Web Services 1 year 3 months ago cressean

Probably a good idea to check out this site (etal) prior to signing up.

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Create An Instant Temporary Email Address In 1 Click 1 year 3 months ago MidnightCowboy This doesn't mean much because most sites use an automated third party block list. As these are updated regularly you are only likely to gain an acceptance if you happen to use an address that has only just changed. A short time later and this too will be on the block list. MC - Site Manager. view
Best Free Clipboard Replacement Utility 1 year 3 months ago ixan

I've used and be happy with Magic Clipboard for years. However this last year or so, it has become really unreliable. Some things that I copy go to Magic Clipboard and some don't. This is on four different laptops, three running windows 7, and one running windows 8, plus a PC with windows 8. I have no idea why some things get copied to it and others don't. I came here looking for an alternative as it's time to say goodbye.

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Create An Instant Temporary Email Address In 1 Click 1 year 3 months ago Krunk

I haven't tried this one yet, but in the website FAQ's, it says "we regularly swap our domain names and server ip addresses" to help prevent the problem you cite.

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