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How can I keep folders synchronized between several machines over my home network?

Like many people I take quite a few photos, and also like quite a few people I don't back up as frequently as I should. What I'd like to be able to do is automatically synchronize my "to be backed ...
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18answers
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How can I download an entire website?

How can I download all pages from a website? Any platform is fine.
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5answers
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Software to read PDFs with inverted colors

I sometimes want to read a long PDF file in a computer, but because white background I can read only a few pages until my eyes weep. Is there any software to invert colors of a PDF (PDF converter, ...
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6answers
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Mac OS X logfile viewer

Is there any log viewer application for OS X out there, which is a little bit more "fancy" than tail? Say, with some highlighting capabilities and filtering? The only one I found was KIWI, but I was ...
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How can I Show/Display Mouse Clicks on my Monitor in Windows 10? [duplicate]

Is there a windows options to display when the mouse is clicked in Windows 10?Similar to the animation for locating the mouse via CTRL? I do screen recordings for software testing. I can set these ...
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1answer
641 views

How to see which program using specified driver?

How to see which program is using specified driver? For example I want to check which program is using a laptop's camera. How can I see this?
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3answers
737 views

Cross platform diagramming tool

I am looking for a cross platform diagramming tool like Viso I can use on Windows, Linux, and OS-X for diagramming. Are there any decent ones available?
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4answers
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An application to easily pick a color in Mac OS X and get the hex value

I'm looking for a way to easily pick a color from anywhere on the screen in Mac OS X and get the value as a hex code (like #ACC782 ). OS X has a built in system "color picker" and I found a ...
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2answers
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is there a windows equivelant to storymill?

Came across this great sounding app, but it is only for mac. Does anyone know of anything similar for Windows? Answers stating "buy a mac" or similar will be downvoted. You have been warned.
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2answers
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Benefit cost analysis software [closed]

I was wondering if anyone knows about a benefit cost analysis software geared towards transportation projects. I use microBENCOST, but it's old and buggy. MicroBENCOST SUMMARY. if you have ever done ...
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2answers
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Desktop software for data analysis, like Business Objects “Lite” [closed]

My data set is sourced from ~100k users, with a few million records scattered over a dozen tables. Just too big for Excel, but not quite a data warehouse. It's sourced from a web-sites user base and ...
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1answer
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Screencast / screen record in 4k resolution?

I saw a few screencast on YouTube that were in 4k resolution which is awesome by the way. I did a quick web search and found that there are a lot of screen-casting software that record in 4k. ...
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1answer
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Menubar Calculator for OS X?

Is there a good calculator that I can run from the menubar? I know that I can type calculations into Spotlight but I'd like something a bit more full-featured. Also, Spotlight frequently has a delay ...
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5answers
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Google translate client for OS X [closed]

I'm using Translate Client on Windows. This tool instantly get translation of selected text in any application by double press Ctrl What are alternatives for Mac OS X? Good implementation would be as ...
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6answers
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Is there any way to save a PNG-8 file with Alpha Transparency in Photoshop?

I recently discovered something that I previous thought was impossible: PNG-8 files can store Alpha Transparency in the same way as PNG-32 files can. Not Indexed Transparency (like GIFs), but full on ...
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3answers
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Linux Mint (Ubuntu) Microsoft Access Replacement? [closed]

I've just switched over from Window to Linux Mint, and the only thing I'm missing is a replacement for Microsoft Access. I'm aware of LibreOffice (which comes installed), are there any others I ...
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5answers
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How to join MP3 files? [duplicate]

Motivation I'm looking for a program that allows me to join a lot of mp3 files (an audio book) to a single large mp3 file. My mp3 player is able to remember the position inside a track, but it takes ...
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2answers
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Personal keylogger [closed]

I know keyloggers are a quite grey area. Why do I need a keylogger? vBulitan has an annoying feature. If you keep a session open for many hours and afterwards want to post in a thread without loading ...
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2answers
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Visible Keylogger (ie not evil) [closed]

I want keylogging software on my laptop for lifelogging purposes. But the software I can find is targeted towards stealth activity. Can anyone recommend a keylogging software targeted towards ...
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3answers
3k views

Portable ISO image mounter for Windows 7? [closed]

What do you use as a portable ISO image mounter on Windows 7 (x86/x64)?
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Is there a program for Windows that allows me to voluntarily block a list of websites for a limited amount of time?

I am looking for something similar to RescueTime or SelfControl, both of which are available for Mac OS. Basically, I wish to enter a list of websites that are to be blocked, and then set a timer for ...
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0answers
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Desktop alarm clock/reminder/weather report application for Windows XP

I have a 7 inch netbook. I want to use it as a router. Windows XP installed on it. I configured everything and it is working as an access point now. I want to use its 7 inch screen as an alarm clock. ...
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3answers
505 views

Has anyone found a Google gadget for google desktop that shows top process usage.

I want something like this Vista gadget: TopProcess to put in my google desktop sidebar
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1answer
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Sql Server Managmenet Studio Alternative - Are there any?

I am looking for lightweight MS SQL Server Managmenet Studio (2005) alternative (open source/freeware is a bonus). Something more like HeidiSQL for MySQL. LINQPad is not an option (although it's ...
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1answer
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Tool to use to manage my promotional codes

I need something that I can paste 50 promocodes at a time from iTunes Connect for my iPhone apps. I'd like it if it could maybe treat each one separately, like an item, rather than just a block of ...
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0answers
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Free application which reports that computers are running

I'm searching for an application which reports that the computer is running. I imagine it in the form of two piece software. the first part, some kind of dashboard with list of active IPs, is on the ...
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1answer
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Project and Business Document Organization

How do you organize, maintain edits, revisions and the relationship between: Proposals Contracts Change Orders Deliverables Projects How do you organize your projects for re-usability? For ...
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3answers
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View largest files on computer

I'm using windows 7 ultimate 64 bit, and have had success with Tree File size, but I'm looking for a way to scan the hard drive and list the largest files, not necessarily the folder sizes, but by ...
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4answers
17k views

Is there software that will organize files and folders? [closed]

I'm looking to organize my files and folders and was wondering if there was a software that fits some of these criterion: Scans specified folders, and pulls them up so that I can easily identify ...
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2answers
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CD Key and License Key Organizer [closed]

Is there an application or something that nicely will organize all my CD/Lics in a nice format other then using Excel? Right now I keep them all in notepad and text files.
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1answer
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Human resources and payroll software

I was looking for a recommendation for HR and payroll software. I'm looking for something that is simple and works well.
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3answers
22k views

Alternative to Canon Printer Software for scanning

I have an Mp980 Canon Printer, which includes a scanner and it came with some software that allows you to scan directly to a PC with out transferring it using USB drive. But the software is big and ...
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3answers
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How to use Canon LiDE 70 scanner with Windows 7?

I have used my Canon LiDE 70 scanner with the Canon Toolbox software on Windows Vista. Now I have installed Windows 7. I downloaded a driver and installed it when I connected the scanner. But it was ...
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2answers
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Install/remove lots of software without slowing down PC

As IT guys, we all help that friend or family member in need of our services. And we all occasionally have to install some program that we are never going to use again. So you install it, do your ...
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4answers
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What's the equivalent of Microsoft Access on the Mac?

I want to use a Microsoft Access 2007 database on my Mac. However, it appears that Office 2008 for Mac does not have an equivalent to Microsoft Access. I'm new the Mac so can anybody suggest a easy to ...
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10answers
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Hosting my own note-taking application

I have a server. I'd really like to be able to log into a website that I host and do something like take notes for a class, record some thought, etc. Is there any software that would allow me to do ...
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1answer
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How can I broadcast the Line-In from my sound card over LAN? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Play audio over network with Windows 7? I have a sound mixer which gives me an output. I plug it into the line-in of my sound card. Am I able to broadcast it on the ...
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12answers
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How to play multiple videos side-by-side synchronized?

I've got 3 videos, all 3 have the same time, same amount of frames, and they only differ in terms of encoding quality. Now I need them to run side-by-side in synchronized fashion for evaluation ...
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4answers
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Video Splitter for MPG [closed]

I need a good video splitter, for .avi and .mpg. I already know about Easy Video Splitter, but it doesn't work with .mpg. OS is Win 7.
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3answers
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Good Open Source/Free Program to Convert a bz2 file to ISO?

I have a very large bz2 file which I want to convert to a ISO image. Are there any good open source/free programs that can do this WITHOUT having to extract it first? EDIT: When I mean "without ...
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4answers
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Is there something like Grapher.app for Windows?

On a Mac, there is a Grapher.app which has many functions like: ordinary graphing, polar graphing, lin-log and log-log graphing, 3d graphing, derivatives, integrals, implicitly defined functions, ...
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3answers
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Which browsers support Window's Low Integrity level? [closed]

Normally i like running ie, but it's rendering speed at high-dpi is poor. More recently i've switched to Chrome, but it does not support high-dpi displays. i'm interested in trying other browsers, ...
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5answers
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Is there any software that can play a subtitle file without a video file? [closed]

My friend likes to stream movies through Netflix on her 360, and the problem with this is that Netflix does not usually provide subtitles or captioning on anything but foreign films. A few select ...
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16answers
269k views

How to compare the differences between two PDF files on Windows?

Do you know a good Windows software to compare PDF files side-by-side and show the modifications between the two? It would be great if you can post both free and not-free products.
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10answers
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Converting from EPS to SVG format

What is the best way to convert from an EPS formatted vector graphic to an SVG formatted graphic using only freely available tools?
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4answers
52k views

How can I modify button behavior for PC-only mice on Mac that don't emit USB-standard key events? [closed]

I have a Logitech M510 wireless mouse and am on a Mac. Right now I can assign different actions to the 2 thumb buttons through the Logitech control panel. What I want to do is have mouse button combos ...
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1answer
552 views

How to find out what file is on a particular sector

How do i find out on Linux what file is occupying a given sector on a NTFS partition? I need to do it because i am rescuing data from a failing HDD (using ddrescue), and want to find out what files ...
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3answers
387 views

How to increase volume above the system's maximum volume?

Sometimes I feel watching some youtube in Chrome has very low volume even if I turn everything to 100%. Is there any tools can increase volume above the system's maximum? I know IndieVolume does, but ...
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3answers
2k views

How to create lots and lots of junk files?

I need to generate a lot of junk files, with a random directory structure and random contents (and file names) under a specific folder (like "C:\tmp\"), is there a program that can do that for me?
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8answers
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Excel spreadsheet bogged down, Is there an alternative software? [closed]

I work for an organization with a yearly budget that is an Excel spreadsheet consisting of about 25 large sheets that are linked to one another. There is a big summary sheet that draws it's numbers ...