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A Wonderfully Simple, Free, Powerful Clipboard Manager 7 years 2 weeks ago pvilan

Thanks rob!

In the past, using windows 95/98 I used a clipboard manager.
Very useful but it was not updated for newer OS.

I am going to dowload portable version because I'am trying to limit my installed applicatios.

Peter

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A Wonderfully Simple, Free, Powerful Clipboard Manager 7 years 2 weeks ago bernardz Does not seem to handle metafiles. view
A Wonderfully Simple, Free, Powerful Clipboard Manager 7 years 2 weeks ago Nodrog

The perhaps unfortunately named Arsclip is well worth a look in this category of app.

http://www.joejoesoft.com/vcms/97/

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A Wonderfully Simple, Free, Powerful Clipboard Manager 7 years 2 weeks ago Geert

Ditto is the top pick here at Gizmo's freeware. (http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-clipboard-replacement-utility.htm) So, what's new?

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A Wonderfully Simple, Free, Powerful Clipboard Manager 7 years 2 weeks ago Geert

Also mentioned in the list of Best Free Clipboard Replacement Utility (http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-clipboard-replacement-utility.htm) and definitely a good AND actively developed program (which can't be said from Ditto; but maybe Ditto is so good that it does need little improvement)

PS. I use Ditto on my work PC and ArsClip at home. And I'm happy with both of them

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A Wonderfully Simple, Free, Powerful Clipboard Manager 7 years 2 weeks ago Faziri I've been using Ditto for ages myself, but Arsclip is indeed quite good too. :) Ditto uses less RAM (14MB 42MB... Every MB counts if you want performance!), but Arsclip is much more user-friendly in config and usage (human-readable and well-structured config, easier image handling)... I'm gonna try Arsclip for a while now! Edit: after another investigation into Ditto, I'd say Ditto wins again. :) You just gotta figure out the names of the types (CF_DIB and such is not very informative) and disable/ignore the tons of features you don't use (network sharing and such). The killer feature that made me go back was search-as-you-type, which Arsclip doesn't have. view
A Wonderfully Simple, Free, Powerful Clipboard Manager 7 years 2 weeks ago bwoods

Been using Ditto for years. Does the job and for free.

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A Wonderfully Simple, Free, Powerful Clipboard Manager 7 years 2 weeks ago oblivion I used to use ArsClip -- which IS excellent (and the name is from ArsTechnica) but for some reason I ran into issues with it and my workflow a few years back and started looking for alternatives. The one that won my personal battle and became my clipboard manager of choice is Clipboard Help and Spell (from DonationCoder, at http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Mouser/clipboardhelpandspell/index... ) It lets me sort various categories of stored clips into subsets and supports images too. view
A Wonderfully Simple, Free, Powerful Clipboard Manager 7 years 2 weeks ago Hondoe1950

I agree with "oblivion" that Clipboard Help and Spell is the best! I explored a very large number of clipboard utilities and was amazed at the capabilities of Clipboard Help and Spell.

It's available at:

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

You can:

Configure the number of previous clips to see in the pop-up menu

See a much larger listing of all of the clips used recently

Capture both words and images for pasting

Delete any clip copied (great for passwords)

Set up a set of favorites for re-pasting

and much, much more.

It is by far the most powerful clipboard manager I've ever encountered, and surprisingly easy to use, too.

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A Wonderfully Simple, Free, Powerful Clipboard Manager 7 years 2 weeks ago DrBongo

It's especially great if you copy or cut some text and open a MS Office program to paste the text into. Microsoft arrogantly clears the clipboard upon opening. This utility allows you to get it back. One improvement might be to put the contents back into the clipboard upon opening the Office document.

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A Wonderfully Simple, Free, Powerful Clipboard Manager 7 years 2 weeks ago hubjf

Hi !

I've been using ClipX for years, and I've been very happy with it.
http://bluemars.org/clipx/

If I can remember, I tried Ditto and a few others, but for some reason I preferred ClipX.

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A Wonderfully Simple, Free, Powerful Clipboard Manager 7 years 2 weeks ago cmonster

Use to use Yankee Clipper because it did everything I needed with managing both text and images when clipped. Switched to Ditto because it does just about everything without the complexity. Simply install it and forget it.

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A Wild Hit Game Lets You Take A Walk In The Real World Anonymous (not verified) view
A Whole New Genre of File Manager? Anonymous (not verified) view
A Welcome Update To My Favourite Text Editor 3 years 4 months ago antdude

But Notepad++ is free!

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A Welcome Update To My Favourite Text Editor 3 years 4 months ago bash550

Great program. What's the file size limit for the free version?

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A Welcome Update To My Favourite Text Editor 3 years 4 months ago crombierob

I am guessing this is not for XP users ?

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A Welcome Update To My Favourite Text Editor 3 years 4 months ago VelvetElvis

"Supported OS: Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/Server 2012/Server 2008."

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A Welcome Update To My Favourite Text Editor 3 years 4 months ago Rydeck

If I want to install it 'Zeman Antimalware' complains that this is a suspicious packet and removes it. Now what?

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A Welcome Update To My Favourite Text Editor 3 years 4 months ago Anupam

Definitely a false positive.

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A Welcome Update To My Favourite Text Editor 3 years 4 months ago Quetzalcoatl

Yes, Notepad++ is free and it has a lot of plugins, however, if you dare it to open a very large file, say a 1.5 GB file, it will absolutely refuse to do that, something you can do perfectly with EmEditor with no problems.

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A Welcome Update To My Favourite Text Editor 3 years 4 months ago antdude

Have you reported this issue to its support?

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A Welcome Update To My Favourite Text Editor 3 years 4 months ago eikelein

@Rydeck:
You write "...Zeman Antimalware' complains...".
Excuse me, but what and who is Zeman Antimalware?
Have you checked the Em web site/-page in Mywot.com?
Did you download the Installer or the portable version?
Have you checked the downloaded file with VirusTotal.com?
These are all things you might have done before posting the likely false negative from your, pardon me, exotic Antimalware program.

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A Welcome Update To My Favourite Text Editor 3 years 4 months ago MidnightCowboy It should have said "Zemana". Noted to be riddled with false positives and about as much use therefore as a paper bag in a thunderstorm. :D MC - Site Manager. view
A Welcome Update To My Favourite Text Editor 3 years 4 months ago eikelein

:-)) :-))

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A Welcome Update To My Favourite Text Editor 3 years 4 months ago eikelein

Why should he do that?
Maybe that is a "feature" if you run the OS with only 2GB of RAM. ;-)
Just use the better program that can do that without choking.

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A Welcome Update To My Favourite Text Editor 3 years 4 months ago souzarm

Thanks Rob Schifreen!

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A Welcome Update To My Favourite Text Editor 3 years 4 months ago Quetzalcoatl

Actually, I work in a datawarehouse environment in a very big company where sometimes we need to check text files of that size or even bigger before we load them to their corresponding tables, and believe it or not, yes, I have done that with emeditor with an old machine with only 2 GB RAM, that's why I discovered emeditor.

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A Web Browser As A Windows Desktop Gadget Anonymous (not verified) view
A Virtual Wall Of Sticky Notes For Planning Just About Anything 2 years 10 months ago bushidojoe

Could not get it to download, clicked on the free option said my cart was empty... :-) tried numerous time.

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A Virtual Wall Of Sticky Notes For Planning Just About Anything 2 years 10 months ago runbei

Download worked fine for me. Did you disable script blockers?

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A Virtual Wall Of Sticky Notes For Planning Just About Anything 2 years 10 months ago dwainwood

I could download and install but not run. Got this error:
Could not find the main class:ih.soft.app.gdmat.GdMatApp. Program will exit.

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A Virtual Wall Of Sticky Notes For Planning Just About Anything 2 years 10 months ago Krunk

This program has interesting possibilities, though I found it a bit quirky.
But the day after creating a couple of interesting story boards, the application would not load them--kept receiving a Java error. Tried uninstalling/reinstalling both the program and Java, but no luck. Based on the website, this seems to be a work in progress, so maybe I'll give it try when a newer version is available.

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A Virtual Wall Of Sticky Notes For Planning Just About Anything 2 years 10 months ago Quantum_Dragon

Tried again today and was able to download free version without errors.

Had the same problems as others before.

The company seems to have corrected the site's problem

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A Video Studio In Your Browser. For Free. 4 years 5 months ago crosseyedlemon

Aside from a rapid fire You-tube video that was all fluff Showbox didn't actually show me anything. If they can't even bother to offer a FAQ on the home page I'm really not too interested in registering. They don't even tell you what file limits exist or what formats are supported. I'm pretty sure there are better options out there for those looking to create videos.

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A Video Studio In Your Browser. For Free. 4 years 5 months ago Papakid

I wish there was more info on the home page, too, but scrolling to the bottom of it there is a support link that takes you to some FAQs and one of the basic ones shows a basic tutorial. It could be a lot better--a lot of stuff is gone over way to quickly for me so I have to rewind quite often, but it is solid info, not fluff and you don't have to register to see it.

After watching the tutorial a couple of things strike me. Once you finish a video the only options are to publish it somewhere online--no way is mentioned to save it to your computer. Which kind of makes sense with my other thought--the app is well named because it is really just for producing shows, not any other simpler kinds of video. If anything, production values are overdone.

Thanks for posting--I'll keep it in mind, but don't feel a need to register for it right now.

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A Video Studio In Your Browser. For Free. 4 years 5 months ago vandamme

It will take me an hour just to read the Terms and Conditions, and translate from Lawyerese to English.

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A Very Handy List of CPU Rankings Anonymous (not verified) view
A Very Clever Online Puzzle Game Anonymous (not verified) view
A Useful Key on the Windows Keyboard That You May Have Overlooked Anonymous (not verified) view
A Travel App Worth Traveling With 6 years 1 month ago Maalaoshy

Pity. Doesn't seem to be available on my Android phone-tablet combo.

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A Travel App Worth Traveling With 6 years 1 month ago kennym

Installed on Android via Google Playstore. Visiting Fort William soon and like the look of the place already! Thanks!

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A Travel App Worth Traveling With 6 years 1 month ago Jojo Yee This app works on Android version 4.0 and up. If your Android version is older, it probably won't show up, Maalaoshy. view
A Travel App Worth Traveling With 6 years 1 month ago Jojo Yee You're welcome kennym and it's great that you find it useful. view
A Touch of Yellow - Yellow Crocus Flowers (Wallpaper of the Week) 6 years 9 months ago Jabbok

Please post walls for dual screen systems. I use 3840x1080 but I can resize others.

Thanks.

Tim

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A Touch of Yellow - Yellow Crocus Flowers (Wallpaper of the Week) 6 years 9 months ago jmjsquared

Beautiful. I especially like the soft focus and warm colors. The contrast makes the flower seem to have been edged with a pencil. Nice.

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A Touch of Yellow - Yellow Crocus Flowers (Wallpaper of the Week) 6 years 9 months ago rhiannon I'm happy you like it. :) view
A Touch of Yellow - Yellow Crocus Flowers (Wallpaper of the Week) 6 years 9 months ago rhiannon Hi Tim, I don't post desktop wallpapers for any given size, instead I do my best to find wallpapers that have a lot of resolutions, including dual monitor, Android, iPhone, etc. There are some good dual monitor websites out there (mandolux comes to mind), and some sites with good dual monitor sections. The Windows Personalization site has jumped on the bandwagon with some panoramic (dual monitor) wallpapers. I have dual monitors myself and am usually on the lookout for good wallpapers. :) view
A Touch of Yellow - Yellow Crocus Flowers (Wallpaper of the Week) 6 years 7 months ago AdamJackson

Amazing and vibrant – that’s what I would like to call it. The brilliant combination of bright yellow crocus with green background looks as a perfect reflection of the approaching summer. The wallpaper is so vivid with a blissful colour blend that I now have it as wallpaper on my desktop and tablet. Even my friends liked the wallpaper and I couldn’t resist telling them how to download these. I just love the natural art this wallpaper has and I hope to see more of such brilliant works in seasons to come. Thanks!

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A Top-Quality Vector Drawing App Online For Free 6 years 3 weeks ago mmaker1234

And what's wrong with the totally free for Windows, Linux, and MacOS vector drawing s/w Inkscape? On their site http://inkscape.org/ is published a portable version near the installer - it's a matter of taste to install or not to install.

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A Top-Quality Vector Drawing App Online For Free 6 years 3 weeks ago Remah Yes, Inkscape is worth looking at. It is the Best Free Vector Graphics Editor at this site. Just don't give Rob a hard time for not mentioning it. After all this is a "hot find" article rather than a roundup of alternatives. In fact, there are so few good alternatives to paid vector-graphic products that they we're always excited to see a new one. A bigger issue is that most users never bother to move beyond their favorite bitmap/photo image editor, of which there at least five times as many alternatives. view
A Top-Quality Vector Drawing App Online For Free 6 years 3 weeks ago mincevv

Without saving / exporting to any vector format I don't find it useful. Free version limitation: Free account can export image (PNG, JPEG) with watermark only. It looks like good way to sell access to wast amount of eye-catching templates.

+1 for Inkscape

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A Top-Quality Vector Drawing App Online For Free 6 years 3 weeks ago khf314

What about Sketchup?

Also, Wikipedia has a Comparison of vector graphics editors at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_vector_graphics_editors

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A Top-Class Vector Illustration Package For Windows 2 years 9 months ago tabletguy

For some Windows 10 users, the first time starting up will take several minutes. It does NOT show any program window until after it has processed all of the fonts, although it is running in the task view window. (I started several instances when I thought it wasn't running.) Apparently, it's loading and processing all of the system fonts. One forum testor mentioned that the nightly development build didn't have that problem anymore. Hopefully that will be the case for everyone.

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A Top-Class Vector Illustration Package For Windows 2 years 8 months ago Ray Trygstad

Not mentioned is the fact that Inkscape makes use of the Scalable Vector Graphics (.svg) file format, a World Wide Web Consortium open format for vector graphics. This is the vector format used wherever possible on Wikipedia and throughout Wikimedia, yielding thousands of high-quality, freely usable vector graphics.

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A Terrific Challenge and a Great Time Killer 4 years 8 months ago wales

Be careful, when I installed it on android it also brought unwanted spam and virus. Had to use malware and then uninstalled.

Further comment would be helpful.

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A Terrific Challenge and a Great Time Killer 4 years 8 months ago Jojo Yee Unfortunately wales you may get unwanted software if you respond to the ads appearing in probably any apps from the Store. Try to press the close button on an ad window or your device's back button to escape those ads. Hope this helps. view
A Terrific Challenge and a Great Time Killer 4 years 8 months ago canadadaniel

I'm using Windows 7 so I got to the web site and got this To use this game, upgrade to Windows 10. So I guess I won't be able to use it.

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A Terrific Challenge and a Great Time Killer 4 years 8 months ago wales

Jojo Yee thank you for resonding.

I did not respond to any adds. I installed the app then as soon as the App was started my malware program came up with an instant message, "Progarm infected' Also there were unwanted pictures already installed. I am not saying that any of this was Jojo Yee's fault it could have been hacked into in some way.

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A Task Manager That Learns About Your Faults 4 years 5 months ago bernardz Looks good on specs, and it certainly does fill in a hole of a decent Task Manager. The biggest minus to me would be no android app and no link into evernotes. view
A Task Manager That Learns About Your Faults 4 years 5 months ago FerranWintrop

Hello BernardZ - you seem to be quite knowledgeable about task managers - I am looking for a desktop app / task manager as I have an aversion to cloud / online apps. Can you recommend one similar to the one in this discussion?
Thanks - FW

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A Task Manager That Learns About Your Faults 4 years 5 months ago bernardz See Evernotes in local mode view
A Swiss Army Knife In Times of Need 6 years 12 months ago J_L For more tools, I prefer Tool Box (Free): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=maxcom.toolbox.free Strangely, the best free alternative I can find on iOS is this: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/army-knife-basic-3-in-1/id304387290 view
A Swiss Army Knife In Times of Need 6 years 11 months ago Juxxize great stuff a great handy little app, I had this on my phone and when my dear dad saw the 1st thing he said ' I want that ', also swiss army knifes are pretty illegal in the Uk these days so this is the next best thing :) view
A Superb Time-Saver For Twitter Addicts! 5 years 10 months ago Shahar

Is it just me, or does this actually seem like the ultimate productivity killer?

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A Superb Time-Saver For Twitter Addicts! 5 years 10 months ago rob.schifreen Which, the tool or Twitter? If you mean the tool, then my experience is that it's quite the reverse. view
A Superb Time-Saver For Twitter Addicts! 5 years 10 months ago mrin

Great! I was looking for a small app like this.

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A Superb Time-Saver For Twitter Addicts! 5 years 10 months ago beergas

Worth a shot tho looks like could get annoying. Been using one of those sites that sends you a summary at optional times. Can quik scan them at leisure rather than in frenzy of busy times.

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A Superb Time-Saver For Twitter Addicts! 5 years 10 months ago jhank

Does this pop up on direct tweets or all that a person follows?

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A Superb Time-Saver For Twitter Addicts! 5 years 10 months ago rob.schifreen The latter. view
A Superb Time-Saver For Twitter Addicts! 5 years 10 months ago jhank

Thanks, it would be like having twitter open. I follow to many

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A Superb Time-Saver For Twitter Addicts! 5 years 10 months ago Harry Harddrive

Well, okay --- so VirusTotal didn't find stuff (based on the blacklists used by the respective programs) nor did (user-fed) WOT alert you on risks. On any new not-yet-discovered-but-oh-boy-so-nicely-to-exploit-vulnerabilities that is no surprise to me!

Errrr... is it just me, or ... would it maybe common sense to NOT trust
* a cheap looking site
* that has just ONE (!) product
* no proper contact information
* an empty forum
* and the product being pre-pre-pre-pre-Beta (version 0.0.6) ????

I guess, some people deliberately are looking for trouble, when installing software - HUH ?
Would you be one of them ??

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A Superb Time-Saver For Twitter Addicts! 5 years 10 months ago AtomicProductions

Actually working on a filter system to also give you the ability to exclude certain users from showing up in the Twittalert notification feed.

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A Superb Time-Saver For Twitter Addicts! 5 years 10 months ago rob.schifreen Point taken, and I don't condemn your scepticism at all. But in this case, I've actually been in correspondence with the author of the programn (I requested a new feature and he promised to think about it), so I'm confident that this is something that can be trusted. As for it being version 0.0.6 and having an empty forum, this is a tricky one. A lot of good products fail to hit a v1.0 release because no one ever gets to hear about them and the developer loses interest. In this case, I thought the product was useful enough to warrant being brought to the attention of Gizmo's readers, so I chose to do so. view
A Superb PC Troubleshooting Tool 5 years 8 months ago v.laurie Also see http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-find-out-which-windows-proce... and this previous article http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/powerful-free-windows-system-too.... view
A Superb Online Photo Library That's Completely Free Anonymous (not verified) view
A Superb Music Player with Multiple Queues and Advanced Features, Free and No Ads 1 year 3 months ago George.J

Have used it in the past, and is a great freebie!

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A Superb Music Player with Multiple Queues and Advanced Features, Free and No Ads 1 year 3 months ago Anupam

Nice find Jojo. I installed it, and like it. Good features for an app which is free and ad-free too.

Also, it's from India, which makes me quite proud :D.

I have Rocket Player installed too, which is another music player that I like. Offers good features for free, and is simple too.

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A Superb Music Player with Multiple Queues and Advanced Features, Free and No Ads 1 year 3 months ago deya

Thanks for this, Jojo. Pretty impressive considering no ads or in app purchases. It's very good :-)

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A Superb Music Player with Multiple Queues and Advanced Features, Free and No Ads 1 year 3 months ago Jojo Yee You're welcome Anupam. Glad that you like the app. view
A Superb Music Player with Multiple Queues and Advanced Features, Free and No Ads 1 year 3 months ago Jojo Yee Indeed it is a good app deya. view
A Superb Music Player with Multiple Queues and Advanced Features, Free and No Ads 1 year 3 months ago Jojo Yee Many thanks for your kind feedback GJ. view
A Superb Music Player with Multiple Queues and Advanced Features, Free and No Ads 1 year 3 months ago George.J

Like I said before, this is still a great freebie as the only Music Player with multi-queue features. However since lyrics are so important to me, especially floating lyrics, I have to stick with either MusixMatch or Crimson Player (ad-free). The latter has scrolling lyrics in the Free version and floating lyrics in Pro. 

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A Superb Music Player with Multiple Queues and Advanced Features, Free and No Ads 1 year 3 months ago Jojo Yee Thanks GJ for the various suggestions. MusixMatch is one of my favourite apps too. Scrolling lyrics is supported in Musicolet, which reads lyrics from .lrc files or embedded in audio files. view
A Superb App to Help Monitor Markets Anonymous (not verified) view
A Specialist Linux Distribution For The Vision-Impaired Anonymous (not verified) view
A Space of Mine 1 year 5 months ago jbhq

Free version now time limited to 5 mins

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A Smart App to Remove Junk and Clean Up Your Android Device 4 years 6 days ago HisSon

I have been using this app for longer than I can remember. I am always cautious that just because you see something happening is it really accomplishing anything. I can't really tell how much good it is doing but it's never done any harm. I guess I would have to not use it for a while to see if my phone slows down or exhibits any other negative things happening. It has lots of positive reviews, has been around for a long time and I haven't had one issue with it.

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A Smart App to Remove Junk and Clean Up Your Android Device 4 years 1 day ago LittlestMac

All-In-One Toolbox is my favorite for peaking Android performance and has everything I need. It has a good range of 10 built-in tools: Easy Swipe (don't really use this), CPU cooler (I really don't know what that does); Batch Install, Batch Uninstall, Backup & Restore (for your installed apps), System App Uninstall, App2sd (the one I most use), Boot Speedup, Startup Customize, and File Manager. It also has 13 plugins that you can install: Ad Detect, AppLock (requires an additional password before running selected apps), Auto Tasks, Game Booster, Notification Manager, Permissions, Pro Key (disables unobtrusive ads, which show when exiting the app and don't present themselves when Auto Tasks runs), QR and Barcode Scan, Quick Settings, Sensor Box, Volume Settings, Compass, and Flashlight.

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A Simple, Free Hard Disk LED Simulator 7 years 7 months ago bharat patil

good

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A Simple, Free Hard Disk LED Simulator 7 years 6 months ago pitchu.rpm

This one looks interesting

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A Simple Utility To Report Free Drive Space And Memory Anonymous (not verified) view
A Simple Online Speed Test For Your Browser Anonymous (not verified) view
A Search Engine For Your Windows Registry 2 years 7 months ago harrym

NirSoft's free RegScanner is multi-threaded and FAST on search : http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/regscanner.html

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A Search Engine For Your Windows Registry 2 years 7 months ago Australia

Registry Finder sounds like a great tool for experienced Windows users, who like to edit the Windows Registry

But if you are the average Windows user, there is no need to directly edit the Windows Registry, unless in extreme circumstances

I am a reasonably proficient Windows User since Windows 3.1 in 1992.
Over the last 25 years I have had to use the native Windows Registry editor (regedit.exe) less than 5 times, if at all
I only used a Registry editor when following instructions how to remove a computer infection, from a reputable computer website

Did you know Microsoft once provided a free registry cleaner named RegClean. It hasn’t been supported since Windows 98. Microsoft removed it from their website because it caused so many problems

Alternatively, some software customises which programs start with Windows - and allow you to indirectly edit the registry - these programs if reputable are usually safe
In addition, some uninstaller applications do check registry entries when you remove programs, even then only delete the registry entries directly related to the program being installed, and not other more general registry keys

Windows Finder is a Registry Editor
On the other hand, avoid any "Registry Optimising programs" that claim to speed up your computer, or claim to delete registry duplicate entries, or claim in any way to improve your registry or to optimise your computer in any way
Such programs are all designed to steal your money from you, and never work as intended
Such programs can damage your computer so badly it doesnt start, and Windows has to be reinstalled. You can lose all your data in some cases

The best ways to speed up your computer are:
1)Use portable programs wherever possible, as installing programs often adds to your computer start and shutdown times
In the last 25 years a major trend has been the advent of free and portable software (many on TechSupportAlert) for most computer functions
There are now very reputable portable Media Players, portable Image Viewers/Editors, portable ScreenCapture utilities, and portable Internet browsers. Find these and use them if they suit you, they prevent a lot of the bloat of installed programs
2)Use a freeware utility which lets you know which programs want to load everytime you turn on your computer
If software that you no longer use wants to start up with Windows, stop it from doing so
Dont stop a process loading at startup unless you know exactly what is it however, some may be important video or Windows drivers
3)Use Task Manager or one of the many freeware alternatives found on TechSupportAlert
Get to know how much memory is used, by each program that is on your computer. If a program is hogging a lot of memory, try and find an alternative program that uses less memory
4)Be aware that a lot of internet browsers have the problem of memory leak - the longer they are being used, the more memory they also use.
Use a Task Manager utility to see if your preferred browser has this problem. If so, find an alternative internet browser
5)Ensure the antivirus program you are using has good online reviews, and isnt known for slowing computers
6)Avoid visiting dodgy sites, including downloading sites, unless you know what you are doing
Increasingly more sites are infecting computers if you click infected links on these pages
7)Use a program uninstaller with a good reputation. Some programs like to clutter your RAM, and like to load on Windows startup and bloat your computer memory. A safe uninstallation program is invaluable for any program you no longer need or use
8)Windows 10 telemetry is Microsofts way of sending information about your computer back to Microsoft, and probably robs your computer of processing speed and/or memory with its various processes. Find reputable freeware on TechSupportAlert that safely blocks this telemetry, unless you have a need for Microsoft to be sending information back to Microsoft about your computer and your computer activities
9)Backing up the Registry can be a good idea. But this does not involve directly editing the Registry
Free and reputable Registry backup programs are available, to be used if your computer needs to be reset to an earlier time because of new malfunctions. Again always be careful with programs that work even indirectly with the Registry
10)Freeware programs are available which notify you everytime a program tries to add itself to the registry, to start up when Windows starts
Such programs are an added layer of protection, and restrict which programs actually are allowed to start when you turn on your computer !
11)Purchase more RAM for your computer, if your Operating System (32bit or 64 bit) can accept more memory

I wont recommend specific freeware utilities, they are all described on TechSupportAlert

In summary, for the average Windows user, unless you absolutely have to, there is usually NO need to be touching the Windows Registry

Lets let Microsoft have the final say. In March 2017, Microsoft specifically stated:
"Microsoft does not support the use of registry cleaners. Serious issues can occur when you modify the registry incorrectly.
We strongly recommend that you only change values in the registry that you understand or have been instructed to change by a source you trust, and that you back up the registry before making any changes.
Before you modify the registry, make sure you back it up, create a restore point, and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs" (Google: 'Microsoft support policy for the use of registry cleaning utilities')

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A Search Engine For Your Windows Registry 2 years 7 months ago VelvetElvis

You seem to be under the impression that portable applications don't write to the registry. That's patently false. *Any* application can read and write to the registry. Further, when using portables, you typically lose features such as context menu entries that for some programs, are worth the price of admission.

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A Search Engine For Your Windows Registry 2 years 7 months ago boristhemoggy

Most sense I've heard for a long time on these comments.
However I do often go into the registry, mostly to delete all the left over crap from programs I try and then uninstall. Or the odd clever hack I find from somewhere.
I'll be trying this offering although at present I am happy indeed with the portable editor I've used for years.

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A Search Engine For Your Windows Registry 2 years 7 months ago Australia

A true portable application does not write to the Registry

Google "A Guide to Portable Applications" which is found on TechSupportAlert
This article explains where to find excellent portable software

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A Search Engine For Your Windows Registry 2 years 7 months ago Remah

Your lengthy comment could do with some clarifications.

Registry cleaning was essential for Windows 95 and less so for each later version of Windows.

Microsoft's own registry cleaner (regclean.exe) was originally needed when Microsoft Windows 95 expanded the use of the registry to remove the proliferation of .ini configuration files. There was a crippling problem in Windows 95 when registry files got too big. The program was updated for Windows 98 and the last version was 4.1a in 1999.

It is notable that regclean was only discontinued late in the Windows XP era when it became incompatible with registry changes for Microsoft Office 2007 (released late 2006) and Windows Vista (2007).

Windows XP was also the last version of Windows where registry cleaning could easily produce a performance improvement. Vista still had some serious performance issues which left a little room to argue for registry cleaning but Windows 7 registry performance improved so much that it largely removed the need for registry cleaning.

I did a lot of testing of registry performance and you can read some of my test results for Windows XP in the article Do we really need Registry Cleaners? I stopped testing with Windows 7.

The "best way to speed up your computer" is generally to install enough physical memory because the primary cause of slowdown is so often insufficient physical memory.

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A Search Engine For Your Windows Registry 2 years 7 months ago VelvetElvis

I'm fully cognizant of what a "true portable application" is and isn't. I don't need to Google a guide. Simply correcting your statement, based on many years of software development.
But I see by the posting date you've already edited your initial entry.

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