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Useful Software Thread
« on: January 04, 2015, 08:14:03 PM »
Thought I would start this thread. . . .I think we had one before but useful
Maybe a moderator would sticky it as well,

A few I would list
Karen's Replicator - Extremely useful to transfer files between both hard drives and computers
http://www.karenware.com/powertools/ptreplicator.asp

Combined Community Codex
http://www.cccp-project.net/

VLC Player
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html

Potplayer
https://potplayer.daum.net/

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Re: Useful Software Thread
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2015, 08:35:25 PM »
Hmm.  Most of my most-used software is actually native stuff on my Mac.  I guess I'd throw in…

Audacity - Excellent, free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing audio.

http://audacity.sourceforge.net
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Re: Useful Software Thread
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2015, 08:38:07 PM »
Evernote. I use it extensively for just about everything.
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Re: Useful Software Thread
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2015, 08:40:04 PM »
There are a few programs that I used to recommend but now Windows 7+ have those functions already

Another recommendation
Notepad++
http://notepad-plus-plus.org/
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Re: Useful Software Thread
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2015, 12:26:14 AM »
7zip -  A FOSS archiver/extractor, handles everything, simply the best.

AutoHotKey - free powerful and easy scripting language for Windows. Excels at automating keyboard and mouse input.

Inkscape - a FOSS Illustrator clone

Maxima - a really cool interactive mathematics program

SystemRescueCD - A Gentoo live cd that contains tons of useful software.  Most commonly used by me for blanking out Windows passwords, cloning disks, and recovering lost data.  Useful because it works on damn near everything.
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Re: Useful Software Thread
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2015, 10:57:37 AM »
Virtualbox. Really easy to use virtualisation software. It allows you to run other operating systems from within an existing OS install.

Makes it easy and safe to try out other operating systems with zero chance of messing up what I've got already. Various Linux distros, BSDs, Minix, DOS, or even old versions of Windows if I want to run software incompatible with modern Windows.

Or use it when I want to use a program I'm pretty sure is gonna break stuff. That way I'm only breaking a Virtual Machine and can undo easily.
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