Recommendations for software or applications — Important: It's often better to ask how to solve a specific problem rather than what software can be used for a given task.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

4
votes
1answer
578 views

Alternative to Gloobus in Windows

In Ubuntu, I can use gloobus preview, which can view or run almost any file type just selecting the file and pressing space. Is there an alternative to gloobus for Windows which will be integrated in ...
3
votes
1answer
117 views

Activity logger for windows?

I would like to log the activity that is done on my windows. For example I would like to log if a user open an executable (which executable) install a software copy a files And simple stuff ...
3
votes
1answer
106 views

Software to generate a sequence of instructions

I'm looking for a desktop software that could help me record a sequence of actions on my website to then semi-automatically generate documentation for my end users. The generated documentation could ...
3
votes
1answer
900 views

Accessing blocked websites in a country with Internet censorship; preferably with whitelisting, to allow normal connection for non-blocked websites

I will be staying in a country that has Internet censorship in the near future (it's one of these countries: https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Internet_censorship#Substantial ) and I ...
2
votes
1answer
373 views

A software to draw an algorithm

I'm currently working on a complex algorithm, and I want to draw it into a reference document. Basically, I have formulas, formulas are linked to their operands, operands are formulas themselves ...
2
votes
1answer
114 views

Is there a windows utility to scale windows on the screen?

I use an old VMWare Server and Citrix/RDP connections to connect to lots and lots of client's networks and routinely come upon clients who have strange desktop resolutions which I cannot change, ...
1
vote
1answer
42 views

In Windows, is there any software to prevent duplication of files in a folder?

Let's say I have two files c:\f1\data.txt and c:\f2\data.txt. If I give the command copy c:\f2\data.txt c:\f1\data\ I will receive a warning about the potential owerwriting. I will receive the ...
1
vote
1answer
50 views

Multiple Find/Replace queries over multiple files: replace one by one

What I want is this (Software can run on Linux or Windows, both are available): Supply a list of files in which strings should be replaced (wildcards ideal, but not mandatory) Supply a list of ...
1
vote
1answer
335 views

How to modify the voice to Starcraft 1 Terran adjutant's one

I really like the SC1 Terran Advisors (adjutants) voice! The idea is to modify an audio file of one's speech so that it sounded like adjutant's one. Or, if it is easier, to adjust some automatic ...
1
vote
1answer
356 views

Monitor a Folder and Email New Files

I am looking for a Windows application or script that will monitor a folder (that I define), and when a new file is added, it will email said file to a particular email address (that I define). Any ...
1
vote
1answer
87 views

Compute Sunlight or Shade

I have a 3D building (Google SketchUp, displayed in Google Earth (or Maps)). Google earth has a feature to "show sunlight across a landscape". How do I show the building's shadow throughout the day? ...
1
vote
1answer
76 views

I can not turn on the system configuration in Advanced option of Text Services and Input languages?

I cannot turn on the System Configuration in Advanced option of Text Services and Input languages. When I turn off this option, and apply it, then I close it and get back. That System configuration ...
1
vote
1answer
133 views

Looking for a virtual machine that supports 132x43 text mode or higher

I'm looking for any virtual machine that supports VESA text mode 132x43 or higher. Bonus points if it works on Windows, boots from floppy image and is free software. This may seem like a silly ...
1
vote
1answer
823 views

Which free software can convert Serial to Ethernet?

I'm using Serial over Ethernet, but it's not free. Is there any free software that can do the same thing?
1
vote
1answer
64 views

Windows Color Scheme (Theme) Program

I’m wondering if there is a program that will let a user select one or two colors and create a color-scheme (ie, Windows theme) based on it/them so that the user does not have to manually set each and ...
1
vote
1answer
69 views

Seeking pixelated font

I'm seeking a font graphic (images, not TTF format or something that needs to be useable by a computer) that fits in 9 by 9 pixels. Can anyone recommend a free source, or a simple technique for ...
1
vote
1answer
212 views

Program / Script / Method to rename EAC-ripped album of MP3s using Masks

tl;dr: skip to last paragraph I’ve recently changed the filename format that I use in Exact Audio Copy when ripping CDs. I have changed it so that for various-artist CDs, the track number then CD ...
1
vote
1answer
412 views

edit .tgz file in windows

I'm trying to add some driver files to my smoothwall install (slipstream style) I am trying to do this from my win7 box (as i don't have any lunix boxes available nor would i want to use them) I ...
1
vote
1answer
65 views

Is there a piece of software which lets you turn “anything” into a dynamic reorderable list?

I could write this myself, but I want to know if it already exists. Basically, it must fulfill these criteria: To reorder items, the user must never have to manually renumber them. That would be ...
1
vote
1answer
108 views

Any Firefox addon for viewing logfiles?

Has anyone found an add-on that helps when you are viewing log files? If that doesn't exist is there an add-on that lest me easily toggle word-wrap on text files?
1
vote
1answer
139 views

Software for avatar/user picture creation

I am looking for a software that allow me creating different user pictures/avatars. For example, like the one of my picture profile. I know that do exist many different online services, but I need ...
2
votes
0answers
246 views

Standalone PowerPoint/Impress replacement?

I often use AbiWord for word processing, since it has a better UI than OpenOffice. Considering that there's also a standalone spreadsheet - gnumeric, is there a standalone presentation editor/viewer ...
1
vote
0answers
281 views

Program besides cmd.exe that can switch to text mode?

I would like to test on my Windows 7 x64 system if text mode works via this 'workaround' of disabling my video card driver. However, cmd.exe on x64 has removed support for Alt+Enter or ...
1
vote
0answers
580 views

How do I convert Opera's bookmarks into Firefox' and preserve the bookmark nicknames / keywords?

Both Opera and Firefox have a function that allows you to type a nickname / keyword into the address bar, and then automatically load the bookmark URL associated with that nickname/keyword. More info: ...
1
vote
0answers
359 views

Auto-click utility for Ubuntu

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 with Xfce 4, and I am looking for an application that will allow me to set it to automatically click on a certain spot on the screen with a set interval, does anyone know of ...
1
vote
0answers
640 views

Are there software enabling translation when seeing a video?

I have videos , flv format, the language spoken is american-english and I don't understand most of what is said. So I need that there is a translation below the screen when I see the video. So are ...
1
vote
0answers
126 views

Need to convert password protected Lotus 1-2-3 v4 file

I have a Lotus 1-2-3 version 4 password protected file that I need to open. However, I don't have Lotus 1-2-3. I have not found a converter that will convert a password protected file. Any ...
1
vote
0answers
85 views

Indexed image search with advanced image dimensions selection in Linux

I am looking for an indexed search utility for Linux that can query images by their dimensions (width and height). I think nepomuk and tracker can do what I want, but I wasn't able to find any useful ...
1
vote
0answers
68 views

Finding more flexible 'chart-to-code' software

I'm looking for suggestions of a new software development tool for any object-oriented development language e.g. C++ , C# , VB etc. Here's some examples of some software coding: I'm looking for ...
1
vote
0answers
2k views

Recording Webcam and Audio with ffmpeg on Windows

I am trying to record video + audio with ffmpeg of my defualt webcam. This works with video: ffmpeg -f vfwcap -r 25 -i 0 -ab 64 -ar 22050 -ac 1 output.avi but no sound is recorded. Is it ...
1
vote
0answers
506 views

Emulating a network switch as software on Linux

I am doing my project on network virtualization on cloud computing. I am going to implement a testbed for the cloud environment and measure the performance of cloud services in a virtualized network. ...
1
vote
0answers
101 views

Remote Desktop on Linux cooperating with Windows

Which Linux remote desktop servers cooperate also with Windows Clients, so I can log onto my machine from Windows standard program and Ubuntu one? Systems: Natty Narwhal and Windows XP, Vista, 7
1
vote
0answers
66 views

Volunteer registration and scheduling system

I'm looking for a system that can help with assigning volunteers to events. We have a small museum that's open on Sundays, and need to have two volunteers there every week. So I'd like to offer a ...
1
vote
0answers
365 views

Voice activated and silence deactivated audio recording software

I plugged my PBX into the microphone hole in my PC's sound card, in order to record all activity on my PBX in MP3 format. I am using the software called "Recordpad", by NCH. The problem is the ...
1
vote
0answers
329 views

Configuring TortoiseHg for Bitbucket in Ubuntu

I have installed TortoiseHg on Ubuntu and created an account at Bitbucket. I am configuring an SVN for the first time for my grad project. Can any one help as to how to configure TortoiseHg with ...
1
vote
0answers
88 views

Simple visual/virtual presence chat client

I'm looking for a strongly visual but still simple alternative to text-based chat. The important feature I'm looking for is a friendly visual representation of user state/emotion ...
1
vote
0answers
234 views

Gantt chart drawing tool

I need a Gantt chart drawing tool but on timeline I need my custom units (e.q. from 0 to 3000), not days or years. What tool alows to do that? Edit: Finally I have found no such tools. I had to make ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Linux Network UPS Tools Setup

Power failures have been wrecking my server, so I recently plugged it into a USB UPS. The problem is that the power failures last longer than the UPS battery can handle so I need the server to ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

disabling default device makes some programs stop outputting sound

I have an hp laptop with windows 8.1 installed and I have noticed that every time I disabled my default device, I have to restart Terraria (one of my favorite games) to get it to start outputting ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

I don't know how to used vnc2flv

I want to record the screen with a vnc server. I know it is possible using Vnc2flv, but I don't understand how. Can help me with a simple tutorial? in windows.
0
votes
0answers
442 views

Program to set time on local computer using GPS data

I have a laptop running Windows XP that does not connect to the Internet and I would like to use a USB GPS receiver as a time source to set the clock. Generally, the laptop will not have access to the ...
0
votes
0answers
87 views

What software do I need to query an Oracle database?

I know how to write queries, but haven't had to mess with the software before. I've been given a username, password, and an Oracle TNS string (the text, not a tnsnames.ora file). Nothing I've tried ...
0
votes
0answers
107 views

Moving a program to another computer

I changed my computer and lost the installation CD of my office's management program, I got it installed at the old HD, I tried to move it to the new one but get the following error: "Could not ...
0
votes
0answers
653 views

Alternative to VLC VLM for Camera Monitoring

We've been using VLC's VLM but it's just too painful to deal with any more with no relief in sight, so I'm looking for a solution that can: Take multiple feeds from IP cameras and captures cards ...
0
votes
0answers
118 views

Make recorded voice sound like specific tenor / actor?

This might seem unusual but I need to edit an audio file(wav) that is saying some sentences for a presentation and make it sound like a certain tenor that I can find audio samples in the Internet. I ...
0
votes
0answers
3k views

How can I add a timer/stopwatch overlay to video?

I'd like to add stopwatch overlay with seconds counter to video file (in the middle, also insert some additional captions). How can I easily achieve this?
0
votes
0answers
407 views

Simple dropbox client for windows

I am looking for a client for dropbox that doesn't have so much windows integration. Doesn't run in the background. Portable executable. Looks like an ftp client. I would just use the web ...
0
votes
0answers
609 views

Convert JPEG image to MPEG-2 Video

I am working on a digital screen unit which has a 2-3 second delay with still images, but no delay for MPEG-2 video. I have used Photoshop CS5 to export the JPEG into MPEG-2 (MP4(ISMA)), but the ...
0
votes
0answers
87 views

Text editors with instant replay

Are there any desktop text editors out there that will let you play back the composition of a document, a la Ietherpad? Ietherpad is an online text editor that stores every keystroke instantly and ...
0
votes
0answers
484 views

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. ...