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Close All Open Programs With One Click 4 months 1 week ago Goomer

I think I'm going to like this. Downloaded and installed without a hitch. Pinned it to the task bar, give it a right click and there is a pre-checked list of all the open programs. By the end of the day, this list gets pretty long. Should make shutting down a breeze, once again thank you Gizmo.

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 4 months 1 week ago AndyR

Thank you for the update... I did actually try Veeam but was not significantly impressed enough to write a review the ability to create an image from their bootable media is negotiable mainly because how many people actually do that these days ? I know I do not anymore...

AOMIE has added a few extra features in their free download but I feel they like most imaging software are starting to loose focus by adding in more and more utilities that are yes somewhat related however it just confuses the novice user and makes the software overly complex from a programing perspective... I am a firm believer in one tool for one job the Swiss Army knife approach is all well and good in theory when your in a tight spot but for serious backup and recovery the tool / software in this case has to be specific to the task... that is just my thoughts...

In addition I noticed AOMIE has teamed up with Lenovo (also another company I forget the name off hand) to deal with factory restore / recovery of their end users computers using the OneKey recovery software... however with the Lenovo system I had in for repair the OneKey software did not carry out it's task correctly I was expecting a factory restore all it did was recover system files and bloatware and not actually remove the issues present all user data was left intact where technically it should have been wiped ! my solution, download the drivers for the system, low level format the entire HDD, reinstall Windows from an official disk and then the specific Lenovo drivers... problem solved !

Personally I have been using Macrium Reflect as of late on all my systems without problems it is far less complex now than it used to be in one respect that does concern me but it seems intelligent enough to get the recovery image re-instated correctly... though I admit I have not tried recent versions on a dual boot system that could be another matter entirely, I do not know as yet.

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Best Free Digital Photo Organizer 4 months 1 week ago Panzer

"... Tiat is a simple and powerful image organizer, build for designers, photographers and magpies. Tiat can handle millions of images with high performance and smooth user experence ...":
http://www.chthollystudio.com/tiat/

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Windows Desktop Software - Editors Choice Selection 4 months 1 week ago Panzer

"... Tiat is a simple and powerful image organizer, build for designers, photographers and magpies. Tiat can handle millions of images with high performance and smooth user experence ..."
http://www.chthollystudio.com/tiat/

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 4 months 1 week ago vnavna

As stated in the first comment about Veeam Endpoint Backup the bootable disk only allows you to recover. There is no backup from bootable option available yet. I have requested that feature for a while now but as of today, there is still no backup from bootable device option.
On a side note, I have never received any SPAM messages from Veeam since signing up to download the installer.

Another note that the name has changed from Veeam Endpoint Backup to Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows FREE 2.1.

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Best Free Software Update Monitor 4 months 1 week ago bili_39

Think you should ad PatchMyPC to the list.

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Best Free Antivirus Software 4 months 1 week ago Third Eye

Try to add thunderbird to exclusion list.

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Best Free Antivirus Software 4 months 1 week ago kipngetich91

https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9P64PQBT7W3Z

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Best Free Windows Apps 4 months 1 week ago kipngetich91

https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9P64PQBT7W3Z

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Best Free Windows Apps 4 months 1 week ago kipngetich91

https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9P64PQBT7W3Z

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Best Free Windows Apps 4 months 1 week ago kipngetich91

one of the best apps is here
Sarahah
https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9P64PQBT7W3Z

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Best Free Antivirus Software 4 months 1 week ago kipngetich91

https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9P64PQBT7W3Z

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Facebook: What It Knows About You and How It Tracks You 4 months 1 week ago rhiannon

I'll take a look at Cliqz, looks interesting.
Since Waterfox forked off Firefox when Mozilla started using WebExtensions API for it's add-ons, Waterfox and Firefox quit using the same profile folder. CCleaner doesn't "see" Waterfox.
Click&Clean is a good add-on for Waterfox, it let's you selectively clear out browser history, cookies, cache, etc or clear everything all at once.

Completely agree, so much software, so little time........... :)

 

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Best Free Software Update Monitor 4 months 1 week ago MidnightCowboy Thank you for informing us. It has now been removed from the review. MC - Site Manager. view
Best Free Software Update Monitor 4 months 1 week ago acz

Just to update this article, Secunia was acquired weveral years ago by a company called Flexera. They decided to focus on business customers and not individual users, so they have discontinued the Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) in April of 2018. Since it is no longer updated or maintained, they suggest that everyone simpy remove it completely.

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Facebook: What It Knows About You and How It Tracks You 4 months 1 week ago classicggma65

Have Win7 and find myself using the Avast Secure browser for any financial stuff and do like it. Also save no passwords or form fillers on that browser...have LastPass (got from Gizmo's) Also have been trying out Cliqz and that seems good for privacy. Waterfox (also from Gizmo's) has been working for any game downloads, but do have to remember to clear history since CCleaner hasn't yet included it. Haven't heard about Blackbird though...so much software and so little time...

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Facebook: What It Knows About You and How It Tracks You 4 months 1 week ago rhiannon

Microsoft has gathered data via telemetry for many years. If you want to block it, Blackbird works for Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista, and O&O ShutUp10 works in Windows 10.

I don't use IE or Edge either - limited tab functions, few add-ons/extensions. Meh.

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Facebook: What It Knows About You and How It Tracks You 4 months 1 week ago classicggma65

Thanx rhiannon for the info...Will check out Disconnect and keep it in mind in case I start having problems with Ghostery. Another one to watch is Microsoft gathering info, even if you check all the Do Not Track boxes. The big corporations are just sneakier in their tracking and info gathering. For example, I never use Internet Explorer anymore, yet when I clean my machine each day IE shows a full cache. Seems MS has other ways to track us. Google is everywhere and Amazon is trying to surpass the big G.

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Facebook: What It Knows About You and How It Tracks You 4 months 1 week ago rhiannon

The shadow profiles that Facebook maintains on people who don't have a Facebook account are troubling.
Ghostery is good - I use Disconnect because I have a years long history with Ghostery of pages not loading or functioning properly when it's installed. Most people don't have any issues with it.
I haven't had any issues with pages using Disconnect over period of few years and across all browsers so I stick with it.

I'm aware that both Google and Amazon collect a lot of user data. Google in particular amasses a large amount of data on users. To date I haven't seen either of them handle user data the same way that Facebook does (Cambridge Analytica, for example). Whether it's because they handle their data differently, or they don't and it hasn't come to light so far, I don't know.

 

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Facebook: What It Knows About You and How It Tracks You 4 months 1 week ago classicggma65

Sadly, those of us who do not have FB account are also tracked and the only way to see what FB has collected on us is to Sign Up for FB. They get you coming and going. Have no social site accounts and am doing very well without them. Also have Ghostery and love it. You can pick and choose who tracks you for the most part, including FB Connect, which I have found is really not an Essential as sites say it is. Do not forget that Amazon and Google also have their hooks into us...

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Facebook: What It Knows About You and How It Tracks You 4 months 1 week ago rhiannon

No need for any apologies. :)
Alternatives are a good thing. What works for one person doesn't work for another.

AI. Oy. :)

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Facebook: What It Knows About You and How It Tracks You 4 months 1 week ago danielson

I understand your gist and i apologize if many of Corbett's videos simply state that he does not use Facebook.
Do however appreciate (among other things) his suggesting alternatives to FB.
It's just unreal on how much of who and what we are is being increasingly fed to AI.

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Best Windows Freeware/Shareware Download Sites 4 months 2 weeks ago Australia

I have been downloading freeware since 2000
The best freeware sites that have stood the test of time, in my humble opinion, in 2018, are:

1)Softpedia
2)Majorgeeks
3)Snapfiles
4)Portableapps.com
5)Sourceforge (depending on the freeware)
6)Filehippo

Some of the other sites mentioned in this article, have had issues. One wellknown freeware site was bundling freeware with added spyware (ridiculous)

In summary, avoid these freeware download sites:
1)Freeware websites that deliberately make it hard to find the actual download link, and force you to click on junkware links
2)Freeware sites that dont make it clear which freeware is actually demoware (that you have to pay for)
3)Freeware sites that have freeware, but also a lot of demoware, and it is hard to just find the freeware without having to sort through demoware
4)Freeware websites that have downloads bundled with additional nonessential software
5)Freeware websites that include a lot of free software that is actually spyware and fails testing on virustotal.com - these sites are basically malware webpages

Over time, some previously reliable freeware sites can fail the above 5 rules, and then you avoid them forever. Once unreliable, always unreliable

Virustotal.com is your friend. Become well acquainted with it - it will tell you if a certain file is clean or very dangerous

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Facebook: What It Knows About You and How It Tracks You 4 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

I hadn't seen the Corbett Report before, thanks for the link.

I'm not sure what you mean by a FB icon on my profile - we have buttons on the site for RSS, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

I do have a Facebook account, it was created because I'm the person who adds content to our Gizmo's Freeware Facebook page. That FB account doesn't contain accurate personal data about me, and I don't post on that timeline.
Strictly personal preference. I'm not active on social media - not because I approve or disapprove of it, more because I have nothing to say.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Security Vulnerability Found In 7-Zip, Update Now 4 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

You're welcome.
All versions have been updated, and there were no users impacted - it was discovered, patched and an update released before it was widely known.
As long as you're using the latest version, you should be fine, portable version included. :)

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Security Vulnerability Found In 7-Zip, Update Now 4 months 2 weeks ago mutts

Mahalo (thanks Hawaiian style). Guess it's best to refrain from using portable version for now ;-)

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Security Vulnerability Found In 7-Zip, Update Now 4 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

There's more information on the vulnerability here:
https://www.cisecurity.org/advisory/a-vulnerability-in-7-zip-could-allow...

SYSTEMS AFFECTED:
7-Zip versions prior to 18.05

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Security Vulnerability Found In 7-Zip, Update Now 4 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

You're more than welcome. :)

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Security Vulnerability Found In 7-Zip, Update Now 4 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

There are no silly or stupid questions as far as I'm concerned. :)

I was wondering that myself, but I haven't found a definitive answer, other than the vulnerability impacts "all versions".
The vulnerability hasn't been found in the wild, no users have been impacted and it was patched immediately.

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Facebook: What It Knows About You and How It Tracks You 4 months 2 weeks ago danielson

Have deleted Facebook last year with no regret.
See James Corbett for more reasons why Facebook is a nasty friend:
https://www.corbettreport.com/?s=facebook

p.s. noticed F icon still on your profile rhiannon...

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Security Vulnerability Found In 7-Zip, Update Now 4 months 2 weeks ago Grandad Bob

Thanks Rhiannon for your very quick reassurance. I've updated to the latest version. This is the sort of threat that wouldn't normally be picked up by my antivirus until infection had happened. Always good to be able to prevent nasty things from occurring.

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Security Vulnerability Found In 7-Zip, Update Now 4 months 2 weeks ago mutts

My apologies if this is a silly question but does the security vulnerability apply to the portable version

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The Best Browser-Based Screenshot Program I've Ever Used 4 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

Security and privacy are on my mind often too. Browser extensions and add-ons in Firefox and Chrome have both been used as attack vectors. Google recently restructured their web store and extensions so they are tested more thoroughly, and Mozilla did the same with Firefox a while ago.

Mozilla changed the add-ons to a different structure, the add-ons no longer have the same level of access to Firefox that they previously had, which increases security, and is one of the reasons that so many of the legacy extensions can't be ported over to the new format.

That said, I've been using this particular add-on/extension in Firefox and Chrome based browsers for a long time. At least a few years that I'm sure of, with no issues.

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Security Vulnerability Found In 7-Zip, Update Now 4 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

You're welcome, glad to be of some help.

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Security Vulnerability Found In 7-Zip, Update Now 4 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon You're welcome. I may be a wee bit biased, but the comments here are awesome and I always read them too. view
Security Vulnerability Found In 7-Zip, Update Now 4 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

As I understand it, the security flaw creates a vulnerability in a PC, not in the zip files themselves. The security flaw "could install programs on your PC, view, edit, or delete data, or create new user accounts with full access rights".

As long as you are using the newest version you should be ok.

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Security Vulnerability Found In 7-Zip, Update Now 4 months 2 weeks ago howardtu

Thanks

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The Best Browser-Based Screenshot Program I've Ever Used 4 months 2 weeks ago dark matter

On the verge of installing, came the realization that nowhere in your long piece was there a discussion of the security and privacy concerns of a browser based capture process. That is not to say anything about this particular extension. But security should always be the first concern before convenience and utility. And being browser based, it leaves me wondering if we are just punching another hole in the patched up sieves that are our browsers.

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Best Free Search Engine 4 months 2 weeks ago Panzer

"... Swisscows is the data-safe search engine and the absolute alternative to Google ...":
https://swisscows.com/

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The Best Browser-Based Screenshot Program I've Ever Used 4 months 2 weeks ago 4sure5

Now using as a Firefox add-on, and will be using often. Easy to get going with the included YouTube link. Thanks!

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Security Vulnerability Found In 7-Zip, Update Now 4 months 2 weeks ago 4sure5

Thanks for the heads up! This site is one of the first places I check each morning for interesting and valuable information, both in the articles and in the comments (thanks, "Australia").

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Security Vulnerability Found In 7-Zip, Update Now 4 months 2 weeks ago Grandad Bob

Does this mean that even if I update my version of 7zip, and someone uses an old compromised version to send me a file, when I use my clean version to unzip the file my computer will be infected? Obviously I will be relying upon my antivirus software to protect me, but nothing is 100% secure.

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 4 months 2 weeks ago Panzer

Sorry about that. I tried to search for it on TSA but got no results. It looks like Anupam's recommendation got dropped off sometime in the past ...

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 4 months 2 weeks ago marcdarkin

Thanks, Panzer. ImgV was already suggested by Anupam back in January 2013. I reviewed it at the time and my thoughts about the program then are stated here below. I've downloaded it and taken a look again but it still has exactly the same problems I saw five years ago.

 

This is the review of IMGV, one of the free programs suggested by readers here. In this case it was Anupam who put it forward after seeing the promising features described on its website. It's difficult for me to comment on this app because I can see the big effort that has been put into it, but unfortunately the result is disappointing.
 
First of all, it isn't user-friendly and switching folders is complicated; sooner or later you must use the keyboard and write the letter of the drive where they are located to reach the ones you want, like in the old days of MS DOS. There's a lack of elements such as arrow icons or mouse commands which would greatly improve browsing ease and speed. Mouse operation is confusing because you have to click and then right-click if you want some usual operations to be performed. You can specify the initial folder but just by writing its name to the corresponding option. Zooming is slow and you can't use the mouse wheel for that, just the + and - keys. It takes a long time to load the subfolders and if you have large drives with lots of them, it frequently crashes after a while. New users will need an extra effort to get used to this program because of the uncommon ways to handle normal functions.

 

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Best Free Music Player and Organizer 4 months 2 weeks ago ioannis

http://www.digimezzo.com/software/dopamine/ is the correct link and it's the one i use along with musicbee

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Two Free Encrypted Email Services You Might Want to Use 4 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon I haven't had any upgrade prompts either. view
Get Over 250 Windows Command References In One Place 4 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

You're quite welcome, glad to be of help. I'm glad you were able to see it after unblocking the file. I don't understand being able to view only certain parts of the file either. I'm sure someone knows, but I don't.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Two Free Encrypted Email Services You Might Want to Use 4 months 2 weeks ago godel

I've only had a free Proton account for about 4.5 months but there have been no threats to upgrade to a subscription.
I gave them a donation of a few Euros to cover the couple of megabytes that I'm currently using.

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The Best Browser-Based Screenshot Program I've Ever Used 4 months 2 weeks ago classicggma65

Lightshot is nice for me because it's simple for me to use and I don't really need anything fancy...just shots of those pesky error msgs. Love Print Friendly, but have found a few times when it couldn't pick up articles...maybe the site was blocked for some reason. However, found that Clean Print came through for those times...that will even catch Comments which is nice since I have found quite a few comments that have helped me to understand something. PF doesn't pick up any comments.

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Get Over 250 Windows Command References In One Place 4 months 2 weeks ago jkengineer

I am on Win 7. I used the Properties to Unblock the file. I was previously able to open it and see the TOC and index, but no content in the right panel. After Unblocking, I can see the right panel as well. That's really strange. You'd think that either it could be opened completely or not at all, as opposed to partially! Thanks!

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The Best Browser-Based Screenshot Program I've Ever Used 4 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon Yep. :) https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/nimbus-screenshot/ view
The Best Browser-Based Screenshot Program I've Ever Used 4 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

I just tried Lightshot and a few other browser based screen shot add-ons again, and I found that the Nimbus interface is simpler to use for me.
Print Friendly is awesome, I've been in the process of writing it up along with a few other add-ons that do the same thing. :)

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The Best Browser-Based Screenshot Program I've Ever Used 4 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

The N opens a new tab instead of the interface every time there's an update to the extension or when just installed.

To find the version of Nimbus in Chrome, go to Menu/More Tools/Extensions/Nimbus/Details and the version is listed there. Similar process for Opera and Vivaldi - versions are listed in Extensions.

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Security Vulnerability Found In 7-Zip, Update Now 4 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

All good points. I would also add that performing a regular disk image with files and backing up files like Documents when needed is a good thing. Mobile users have backup options as well.

The link for safe download sites is here:
Best Windows Freeware/Shareware Download Sites | Gizmo's Freeware

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Automatically Update Over 300 Windows Apps Using This Free Program 4 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

I'm happy to hear all went well.

.Net installed on your D: drive? That's odd. I'm glad you let them know. You can probably download it separately and install it on your C: drive.

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Get Over 250 Windows Command References In One Place 4 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

Thanks for the resource. I'm able to read the chm file, if you're using Windows 8.1 you can read chm files by downloading and installing this Microsoft update:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=47671

For Windows 7, 8, Vista, and Server 2008 the updates that let you read chm files are here:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/917607/error-opening-help-in-wi...

But before you run any updates right click on the file, choose Properties, and make sure it's unblocked. They seem to be blocked by default. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


 

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Security Vulnerability Found In 7-Zip, Update Now 4 months 2 weeks ago Australia

This looks like the way of the future.
That is, all our freeware programs (and all programs for that matter) will be exploited if possible

Best you have:
1)A good firewall, that informs you every time a program is trying to connect to the internet
2)A good program uninstaller, that you use whenever you install a program, so you can wipe off all traces of old programs
3)A good registry back up program, so if you are infected you can go back to a date when your computer was clean
4)Always choose the "portable" version of software if you have a choice. These are much easier uninstalled without leaving any leftover files on your computer, and they can be returned to if the latest version of your favourite program turns out to be a dud, or disruptive to your computer

Best you only download freeware from reputable sites
Note that there are reputable sites, and others download sites that are not safe
For the reputable sites, TechSupportAlert can put you in the right direction
(Google "Best Windows Freeware/Shareware Download Sites" to find the correct TechSupportAlert webpage)

Regularly check your favourite freeware site for your favourite programs to see if they have been upgraded to a new version. If there are enough benefits to upgrade to the new version, do so, but always first check that the new version isnt a dud (which sometimes happens when companies update software for the wrong reasons).

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Best Free Software for Linux 4 months 2 weeks ago Panzer "... Oni is a new kind of editor, focused on maximizing productivity - combining modal editing with features you expect in modern editors. Oni is built with neovim, and inspired by VSCode, Atom, LightTable, and Emacs. ..": https://www.onivim.io https://github.com/onivim/oni/blob/master/README.md view
Automatically Update Over 300 Windows Apps Using This Free Program 4 months 2 weeks ago Roderunner

I have this on both my Laptop & Desktop. All required updates were installed perfectly on my Laptop.
Microsoft .Net Framework 4.7.2. was installed on my Desktop PC'S D:Drive.
I posted this on their forum but no reply yet.

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The Best Browser-Based Screenshot Program I've Ever Used 4 months 2 weeks ago beergas

Thanks looks highly useful, especially RMB over some text at site & select Nimbus Screenshot instead of having to fish around on desktop. Can select any section too (free hand). The N is actually New until first clicked upon & then switches to the N.
small nits. The Chrome download button for me is BLUE on Windows 10 x64 Pro, not Green per review "Click in the Green box on the top right labelled “Add to Chrome.” The extension will then be automatically downloaded and installed in Chrome." Just saying because can't find a way to tell what version the download is from within Nimbus itself. Have to assume Web Store uses most recent & auto updates since several bug fix versions.
Bit larger d/l than usual Chrome extensions. Keeper.

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The Best Browser-Based Screenshot Program I've Ever Used 4 months 2 weeks ago classicggma65

Since I am still a bit tech challenged I need something relatively simple to use and, for me, Lightshot is the one I use. Doing surveys I have found that it's better to send a screenshot of an error msg with my tech report. If I find I need more info I can use my print Friendly or Clean Print to capture entire articles/page and save to PDF. Doubt I would need anything with all of those options, but will keep this in mind for the future. Thanx.

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Get Over 250 Windows Command References In One Place 4 months 2 weeks ago jkengineer

The link in this article is to a pdf file heavily oriented towards Windows Server, but which includes Win 10 and Win 8.1. There's a chm file at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=2632 that includes Win 7 commands, but is still Server oriented and does not have the later desktop versions.
Edit: I can't get the chm to show any actual content, just the TOC and index. YMMV

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Best Free PC Games 4 months 2 weeks ago Honza99

Let's add this new classic adventure game, point and click, free, no ads... Island of 16 sisters, available in Windows store here: https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9PN8QPFB13G4

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Best Free Search Engine 4 months 2 weeks ago Panzer "... search404 uses Searx, which is a metasearch engine, aggregating the results of other search engines while not storing information about its users...": https://www.search404.io "... Jive Search is a completely open source search engine that doesn't track you...": https://www.jivesearch.com view
Best Free Software for Linux 4 months 2 weeks ago Panzer "... Never sit and wait for some long-running process to finish. Noti can alert you when it's done. You can receive messages on your computer or phone...": https://github.com/variadico/noti/blob/master/README.md view
Best Free Software for Linux 4 months 2 weeks ago Panzer "... Textosaurus is simple cross-platform UTF-8 text editor based on Qt and Scintilla. Textosaurus aims to provide similar workflow as Notepad++ does...": https://github.com/martinrotter/textosaurus/blob/master/README.md view
Best Free Software for Linux 4 months 2 weeks ago Panzer "... Ajenti... An admin's tool for a more civilized age, providing you with a fast and secure way to manage a remote Linux box at any time using everyday tools like a web terminal, text editor, file manager and others...": http://ajenti.org view
Nimbus Note 4 months 2 weeks ago ErikJon

As for the PCversion, it does not work unless you are online, registered, and connected, so so much for your privacy.

As for the Android app version:

This is a very slow app, not good for fast note-taking. Slow start-up, for
example, with a splash screen, and lots of clicking around required to do
any simple thing.

If you want to EDIT an existing note,
for example, you have to select the note from a list, first, then you have to open the
note in some kind of unnecessary "read" mode (as if you would not otherwise
be able to read it later, while editing it), then you have to select the "edit" mode
as such, from an icon in the tool bar, then you have to select the paragraph in
question, and then you can finally begin to edit the existing note. Whew! Is that not complicated, just to make a quick addition to an existing note?

Then—get this—when you close
the note using the "back" button, it is still will not completely close
yet, because it goes back into that 'read' mode again (as if you needed to
take another overall look at it before closing it), and then
you have to click back, yet again, to really close the document completely.

I think the word "Nimbus" must come originally from a Greek word that means "lots
of work just to accomplish a small task." If so, I think this app was named
appropriately.

For a faster app, we should try rather "ColorNote," or "WriterPlus," which goes
directly into edit mode whenever any note is selected. "Keep my Notes" is
also very good, with darker themes than Nimbus, but the same formatting
options. By the way, Nimbus has a light theme and a medium-gray theme, but no
dark theme as such.

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Best Free Software for Mac OS 4 months 2 weeks ago vidogo

Happy Holidays to you ALL. I've updated the games page with a LOT of new stuff. (And almost all of those new games will play on Windows or Linux systems also!)

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Best Free Software for Mac OS 4 months 2 weeks ago vidogo

"... Kibana is an open source data visualization platform that allows you to interact with your data through stunning, powerful graphics that can be combined into custom dashboards that help you share insights from your data far and wide ...":

click for more info

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Best Free Software for Mac OS 4 months 2 weeks ago vidogo

Please, in the future do not post any program as a suggestion for this list for which you must compile your own binary! And, I would highly dissuade you from suggesting anymore command line programs: Because I do not intend to post them unless they really fulfill a critical function that no other program (With a GUI) can match. I want the 10 minutes of my life, that it took me to check this useless entry, Back!
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Best Free Software for Mac OS 4 months 2 weeks ago vidogo

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

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Best Free Software for Mac OS 4 months 2 weeks ago vidogo

First thing upon launch: "Phocus wants to access my contacts.". Well. I cannot think of a legitimate purpose that a big camera company (that only has very wealthy clients) would want the name/address/number/department/ETC of everyone I know (presumably all of their wealthy clients never think twice and freely share this information?) - but I can think of several purposes they might use this information for that I might be unhappy about at a later time.

Source

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Best Free Software for Linux 4 months 2 weeks ago Panzer "... Fopnu is a new and powerful P2P file sharing system...": https://www.fopnu.com view
The Best Browser-Based Screenshot Program I've Ever Used 4 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

My favorite, I've been using it for a long time.

It's now available for Microsoft Edge:
http://everhelperblog.com/nimbus-capture-now-available-microsoft-edge-us...

It's scrolling capture works great.

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Get Over 250 Windows Command References In One Place 4 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

Interesting. No idea. Wonder if Microsoft knows about it.

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Get Over 250 Windows Command References In One Place 4 months 2 weeks ago showens

Interesting that the plain 'net' command is not listed. I wonder why.

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Best Free Screen Capture Tool 4 months 2 weeks ago Ronnie145

Email refers to Nimbus Capture yet no link provided on web page.

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The Best Browser-Based Screenshot Program I've Ever Used 4 months 2 weeks ago tommyzulu

Also available for Firefox...

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Best Free File Copy Utility 4 months 2 weeks ago TBQ

Interesting that there is no mention of RoboCopy (built in to Windows 7 and newer, and available for download for older versions). Several GUIs exist for it that provide various types of assistance. I was just reading about RichCopy, written by a Microsoft engineer, and it seems to have some features asked for in other comments (select folder to copy, for one). Apparently, a new version of RichCopy is expected shortly as of this writing...

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The Best Browser-Based Screenshot Program I've Ever Used 4 months 2 weeks ago pvilan

Thank you!
I'll be using it right now!
Peter

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DuckCapture 4 months 2 weeks ago beergas

Hasn't been any update in years but still nice little tool. Especially like way to drag any size you want, save to clipboard, post in chat window.
Might give the new one today a look given the image editor. Rarely need one for Duck If I do there's Word to paste to & resize. Thanks for chance to try something more recent that hooks to the browser even though like off-loading things from over packed Chrome bar.

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Best Free Software for Linux 4 months 2 weeks ago Panzer

Edited

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Best Free Screen Capture Tool 4 months 2 weeks ago WykydWytch

Another good one is [mobile app] available free from the Google app store for free.

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Best Free Screen Capture Tool 4 months 2 weeks ago Anupam

Mobiles apps are not covered in this review. Only Windows software.

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The Best Browser-Based Screenshot Program I've Ever Used 4 months 2 weeks ago navmed

Looks great, but, how do they make money?

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Screenshot Captor 4 months 2 weeks ago subtext

FastStone Capture is best, most comprehensive capture tool I've ever used. Frequent updates and easy as can be to use. Competes nicely with Snagit.

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 4 months 2 weeks ago Panzer "... ImgV64 is a lightweight piece of software that does not only enable you to view a wide variety of pictures but also enables you to make a few minor edits, such as removing the red eyes effect or adjust the colors...": http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Graphic/Graphic-Viewers/ImgV64.s... view
Best Free Screen Capture Tool 4 months 2 weeks ago eikelein

Oh my, our thinking gets more and more limited to what MS and Google want us to think - it seems at least.

Screen Capture only when a browser is open? I beg you - even only to capture the hotkey the browser must have focus.

How is the poor extension to know which of the likely several windows is the confounding error message that the user wants to document so he can attach it to his email when he asks me about the message?

i firmly believe that Screen Capture should be independent of any given program being "open" and having focus. So for me it is either Windows (admittedly somewhat limited) or a specialized program's job.

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 4 months 2 weeks ago Panzer

"... ImgV64 is a Windows Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10 graphics viewer for GIF, JPG, PNG and other formats. It is designed for those who want a solid, easy viewer but who still want powerful features, without the complexity of a complete paint or thumbnailing program...": http://imgv64.co.nf

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Free Replacements For Drop.io 4 months 2 weeks ago Geert

WeTransfer.com definitely deserves a place in this article. [Uploaded files (up to 2GB) stay available for download for 1 week.]

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Best Free Software for Linux 4 months 2 weeks ago Panzer "... Next is a keyboard-oriented, extensible web-browser inspired by Emacs and designed for power users...": https://github.com/next-browser/next view
Great Big Story: Micro Documentaries From Around The World 4 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

My pleasure, glad you like it.

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Great Big Story: Micro Documentaries From Around The World 4 months 3 weeks ago sirpaul2

Thanks! Bookmarked!

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How To Install Only The Driver On Nvidia Graphics Cards 4 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

Task Scheduler is different from Task Manager and might not contain Nvidia entries.

If you don't have any Nvidia entries in Task Manager (I only have one, Nvidia Container), I would check to make sure that the drivers are indeed installed.
(Look in Device Manager/Display Adapters. Keyboard Win + X - press M)

If you're running Windows 10, sometimes upgrades replace Nvidia drivers with Microsoft versions. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I believe Microsoft just released a major upgrade in the last few days - Windows 10 April 2018 Update.

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BurnAware Free 4 months 3 weeks ago rolandflorida

If you go to the bottom of the BurnAware download page, there is a link to the "Free Version" without any optional offers. This scans clean at Virus Total (0 of 66).
https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/8f736352b376e779cd014a9b0f0add98367e5cbc3a2cea6ca559d704f7fd8300/detection

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How To Install Only The Driver On Nvidia Graphics Cards 4 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

You're very welcome. :)

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EssentialPIM 4 months 3 weeks ago mvisconte

When I saw the ONE STAR review, I was perplexed. When I read "Multiple bugs have been reported by a long-term user.", I was wondering what what the user experienced. When I read "CAUTION: Significant bugs... have been reported..." I wondered kind of a review would give one star, a nondescript warning, and supply absolutely no details? A bad review? I mean, a review that was poorly done, rather than a review in which the product scored poorly.

I've been using EPIM, in multiple versions, since early 2005, possibly late 2004. That's a pretty long time. Actually, the SW copyright statement says 2004 - 2018, so I've been using it pretty much "forever". I'm on version 7.64, Portable, Pro.

I use it as a PIM: mainly for notes. I also use it as a password keeper, and task list manager. I have used the calendar. I do not use is as a email program. I have years of notes in the current EPIM database, and have multiple other databases. Currently, this db has 8960 notes in it, across 12 "trees". I use the software. Daily. Day in and day out.

I have never (*never*) had any significant issues, across all of the versions I have used. I am a beta tester. The issues that I've seen in new (beta) versions get reported, and fixed. By the time release candidates come out, the operation is pretty smooth. Once a new version is released, the majority of all functionality has been put through its paces and reviewed. That's not saying that everything always works, for every installation, for every person. Sometimes things still show up. Operational / functional problems are usually fixed quickly after reporting. And users have the option of rolling back to a prior version (or not upgrading) if they want.

I can't gauge someone else's experience, I can only report mine.

I can't guess at what 'multiple bugs' were reported by the long-time user - because there is no list, nothing to look at/for, or try to see if it exists. The version isn't even given. There is nothing to gauge my experience against, in comparison, except to say that I have never experienced "significant bugs".

As for the "It may not be suitable for your use.", I can take that with a grain of salt. I have lots of programs that are wonderful, but may not be suitable for one or another person's specific uses. "Nature of the beast, " and all that.

Is this the end-all, be-all for ANY person? Probably not. I still use Outlook client for my email. I use the Outlook Calendar, because that's what we use at work. I use Word for real documents, and I use Notepad++ for editing regular code. I use EPIM to keep track of everything.
EPIM won't replace Excel, it probably won't replace Word. But it does what I need it to, and I have relied on it for years. Literally.

You won't know whether it works for you unless you try it. The free versions are very functional. You probably won't even miss what's not included in the Pro, unless you look for it. If you like it, use it. If you want to see the different, use the one month full-version. If you really like it, it's pretty inexpensive for an app. If you don't like it, that's fine also.

Come back here. Talk about it. Complain about it. Just do a reasonable review, if you're gonna complain about it.

Empty reviews are worse than useless.

"1 star - A User" is an idiotic comment. It's not a review.
"I didn't like the screen color" is a better comment, but still, hardly a review.
"1 star - A User. Wish I cud giv it neagtive 100 starZ@!!!! It blew up mydog, and shot my car, and made me green ;toenalsz" is at least amusing. It's still not a review.
"1 star - Long-term user. CAUTION SIGNIFICANT BUGS THAT WILL EAT YOUR EYES" is not a review. It's not from a long-term user. It's a comment from somebody that is pissed off and doesn't have anything to contribute as to why. It's hearsay. It's empty, trying to have substance.
"1 star - long-term user. does not provide GPS directions. does not trun on the coffee pot. does not mine cryptocurrency. cannot use to break out of car in an emergency. Will not find nails in studs. Does not do Virginia state taxes. Will not play iTunes. Does not heed and follow simple assembly instructions. Can't use to cast a transit. Will not remove warts. Does not make me look 10 pounds lighter. Cannot play sudoku"

Ok, that's exhausted. What else do you have?

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Essential PIM Gets An Update 4 months 3 weeks ago mvisconte

I don't know what the issue is...
The links appear to be marked pretty clearly at the bottom of https://www.essentialpim.com/pc-version/pro-vs-free
There are TWO links for the free version, one as an installer and one as a portable (unzip and run) version.

I use the portable. You download, unzip into a chosen directory, and run it.

Who downloads from CNet? Bpppp!

{Moderator's note: Direct links to software removed. Not allowed as per site rules.}

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How To Install Only The Driver On Nvidia Graphics Cards 4 months 3 weeks ago not recognized

The update function was broken on mine, so I had all the bloatware and none of the touted benefits. For years have been disabling the Experience component in Taskman on boot up. PITA.

So thank you very much for this!

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