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List of Useful and Free Software v2

Discussion in 'Computer Talk' started by Genocidicbunny, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. Takhisis

    Takhisis brown-haired beauty

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    Does that work in Pop3 clients?
     
  2. aimeeandbeatles

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    I think it only works in the webmail interface. I actually use IMAP about 90% of the time now.
     
  3. Zelig

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    I recommend against pop3.
     
  4. aimeeandbeatles

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    Why, specifically? Because it doesn't communciative with the server ?
     
  5. aimeeandbeatles

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    I'm working on a database of useful softwares I have saved in my downloads folder (this is part of the stuff I'm doing before opening that site I keep talking about). Its not done yet. If anybody wants to see what I have so far, PM me and I'll send it. (I use Snap DB to make it, but it can be opened in a text editor if you're lazy. It looks kind of ugly if you do it that way tho'.)
     
  6. Zelig

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    Because it has no appreciable advantage over imap.
     
  7. aimeeandbeatles

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    I'm not entirely sure, imap can be kind of fussy if the connection isnt working while messages downloaded with pop are just there

    May be just my configuration settings or the application itself tho'
     
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    Had an XML file. Needed to get just the URLs out. Was too lazy to try to regex it so I used this:
    http://www.classic-software.ro/Files/HSweep.html

    Couple of useful utilities here. (task manager, product key recovery, etc). Watch out for adware crap in the installers (or just use the portable versions).
    http://www.sterjosoft.com/

    Couple of useful XML utilities. I got it for the purpose of to apply an XSL transformation to many XML files.
    http://www.data2type.de/en/software/antillesxml/

    Found this. Wasn't really what I needed, but it may be useful for someone else.
    http://www.xworks.ca/shelf/index.html

    This is one of those things you don't realize is useful until you find it. Then you wondered how you managed before. For long, over-convoluted folder paths, much quicker than browsing through Explorer or typing it into the start menu.
    http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/File-Management/Quick-Folder-Locate---Open.shtml

    Small text editor for the system tray. It's technically shareware but a) there's no limitations and b) the register page is dead anyways so consider it freeware.
    http://handpad.utilmind.com/

    Really nice search program. I use it on a day-to-day basis. Was so impressed I actually bought the lifetime professional license last month (half-price didn't hurt).
    http://www.fileseek.ca/
     
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    Visual CD is now my favorite disk cataloging tool, besides Catfish. Each catalog in Visual CD is a separate file, but there's a search tool so you can search them all anyways.
     
  12. Takhisis

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    ^Looks like Windows 98 to me.
     
  13. aimeeandbeatles

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    It is Windows 98; Catfish is more than ten years old. Still, I had a really tough time trying to find a good replacement. Virtual Volumes View is another replacement, but I prefer Visual CD.
     
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    Scanner software doesnt have a built-in rotate function, and I always forget to do it afterwards, so I use this.
    http://hansentech.com/myimagetool.html
    (I suppose I could acquire with IrfanView or XnView or something but this is very straightforward and less distraction.)

    Performs a search and replace on shortcuts, which can be helpful. (If the download link sends you to a donation page on PayPal -- may just be my end -- right-click it and save target as.)
    http://jacquelin.potier.free.fr/ShortcutsSearchAndReplace/

    Useful for compressing or decompressing multiple archive files.
    http://arcthemall.sourceforge.net/

    Nice standalone RSS reader. I tested it and liked it, but unfortunately I use Thunderbird, so its function is redundant; someone else may like it though.
    http://code.google.com/p/quite-rss/

    Haven't really had a chance to test this out very fully, but apparently this is like the old Cardfile in early versions of Windows.
    http://pnewman.com/rdex/
     
  16. Quintillus

    Quintillus Archiving Civ3 Content Supporter

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    Hmm, so for the volume catalog stuff, does that mean you can, for example search for "somefile.txt" and it will tell you which disk you put it on, even if that disk isn't currently connected to the computer? I could've used something like that back when I was using DVDs to back things up. Even more so when I was using a bunch of floppies.

    Does the photo rotater losslessly rotate JPGs? Some programs do, others don't. I've been using Windows Live Photo Gallery to rotate pictures since it losslessly rotates JPGs. Which I suppose also qualifies as useful and free.

    TimeSentry would be nifty if it had a reminder option other than the PC speaker. That speaker is almost deafening on my laptop, so I avoid it at all costs.

    Kinda cool how there's all this software out there that's probably just what you want for certain tasks, but is often difficult to find.
     
  17. aimeeandbeatles

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    Yeah, the disk catalog lets you search filenames across multiple catalogs. Then you can put the disk in the computer and double-click to open it up. As I use DVDs for secondary backups and short-term storage it gets quite handy (sometimes I goof up and accidentally delete from the primary backup).

    I'm not sure if the rotating program is lossless; I use it to capture directly from the scanner, rotate, then save as TIFF.

    I was using TimeSentry to get certain dates and stuff, the day of the week it was on, etc.... actually, to find the starting days of weeks, e.g. "Week of April 21, 2013" etc...

    Here's a couple good image-to-PDF converters; take your pick.
    http://web.newsguy.com/lmgava/i2pdf/
    http://www.noliturbare.com/convert/image-to-pdf
    http://www.compulsivecode.com/project_imagetopdf.aspx
     
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    I found a 64-bit version of Cardfile (the program from early versions of Windows). I can't confirm it works as I'm on a 32-bit system, but I'll leave it here anyways.
    http://www.geert.com/CardFile.htm
     
  20. Quintillus

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    Sounds useful. Hopefully I'll remember if I decide to make an additional backup on optical disks.
     

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