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1  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: pretty-software.com does the same as Find and Run Robot and it is really free ;D on: March 25, 2015, 02:47:58 AM
Pretty Run is actually mentioned in the FARR manual under related programs.

I have always thought it was a nice gesture of mouser to list the competition embarassed.
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The 2015 10th Anniversary DonationCoder.com Fundraiser Cheer for Victory Thread! on: March 23, 2015, 10:16:25 AM
After 10 years, still the first site I check every day Kiss.
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / WinPatrol going subscription on: March 23, 2015, 10:14:12 AM
I don't know if this has been posted already, but I just read in the latest WinPatrol Newsletter:

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Ability to purchase a Subscription free licensing ends March 31st.

Because I'm not one to hide from news that some may not like, I'm putting this at the top of the email.

Tell your everyone you know. The ability to purchase subscription free licensing ends March 31st, 2015.

For everyone who purchases a license on or before March 31st, 2015, we will honor your subscription free license entitling you to free updates in perpetuity.

As an existing customer, nothing will change for you!

  • If you purchase a new computer, so what. You have a license
  • If your computer crashes and you replace it. No big deal, you have a license.
  • If you lose your license, write to us. We'll tell you what it is.
  • If you buy a second, third, fourth or fifth computer, great! You're covered.

Why are we doing this?

  • Without the additional revenue from annual renewals we cannot compete with everyone else. That has become apparent.
  • We've brought in a few people to help us update the PLUS data, only to have them leave very quickly to go elsewhere for more money.
  • I don't want to have to outsource to get help with email support! I want them to report to me as my employee. This guarantees you'll continue to get the quality of support you've grown accustomed to and not be subjected sales pitches for other products when you simply want the help you deserve.
  • This is not an act of greed. This is an act to guarantee your lifetime license for WinPatrol and WinPrivacy truly does last your lifetime.

Tell everyone you know.

Use coupon code "lastchance" (no quotes) to get 25% off a license that lasts forever!

Coupon valid through March 31st, 2015.
4  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: PrintableCal Giveaway Plus 50% Discount on VueMinder on: March 21, 2015, 04:30:57 PM
Indeed Thmbsup.
5  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: Far Cry 4 was amazing on: March 13, 2015, 01:23:53 AM
Looks like it's 40% off on Steam atm, personally I am still going to wait till I can snatch it for €5-10 on a sale like with Far Cry 3.
6  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Best programming language to pick up for applications? on: March 08, 2015, 03:28:59 AM
For quickly writing automation tasks like clicking buttons, copy-pasting, etc., you might look into AutoHotkey, which I believe some of the coding snacks on this site are written in (I don't have enough experience with it myself to evaluate it, but the results others get seem quite good). I believe it can be used to create GUI as well.

Edit: Oh, and welcome to the site! thumbs up
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: False Positives OpEd from WinPatrol on: February 27, 2015, 02:08:02 AM
His post is pretty spot on. It is ridiculously hard to get through to all the AV vendors to report false positives. It is a shame that the google/microsoft project is only aimed at large companies, who already have the attention of AV companies. A common gateway for reporting false positives would be great, but the odds of all the AV vendors agreeing on that are probably slim.

I don't know what could be done to help small companies and individual developers, perhaps the taggant project could help, or access to more affordable code signing certificates.
8  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Macrium Reflect 6 News on: February 20, 2015, 05:50:15 AM
They replied there was no way to upgrade to a 4-pack, but they did offer me a special price on three more licenses. Unfortunately that would still make the total price more than double what I could have bought the 4-pack for at the black friday deal if I had gotten that instead (plus upgrading four individual licenses when v7 comes around will cost much more then upgrading a 4-pack).

I guess I was just unlucky buying the wrong thing.
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: remote control of pc via android phone on: February 19, 2015, 03:55:02 PM
Do I understand it correctly that it only works with pro/ultimate and server versions of Windows?
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: remote control of pc via android phone on: February 19, 2015, 01:07:40 PM
There is also a TeamViewer app that lets you control a PC, and Chrome remote desktop, which I haven't tried.

Edit: I didn't read the part about being able to wake up the PC, sorry -- these will only allow remote control of a running machine I think.
11  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Macrium Reflect 6 News on: February 19, 2015, 01:04:14 AM
Thanks guys, I think you are right, there is no harm in trying to contact them. I have sent them an email explaining the situation.
12  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Macrium Reflect 6 News on: February 18, 2015, 03:29:00 PM
I should probably have posted a bit more explanation. When I bought v5, I was deciding between the household 4-pack normal license and a single professional license, which were not that far apart in price. I opted for the single professional license to get the extra features.

Now it appears they collapsed the home standard and home professional into a single home product, and if I had opted for the 4-pack normal license, I would now have a 4-pack v6 license, instead of a single one.

I think it is a good idea that they simplified the home licensing, but I feel the extra money I paid for the pro license was wasted.
13  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Macrium Reflect 6 News on: February 18, 2015, 02:05:51 PM
Looks like it's out:

http://blog.macrium.com/2015/02/its-finally-here/

Update: Looks like I was throwing money out the window buying the v5 Professional edition, which just upgraded to the standard v6 Home edition Sad.
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Reliable Web Hosting for $5 or less? on: February 16, 2015, 01:41:22 PM
Looks like that's still the case:

http://www.hostso.com/policies_tos_agreements.php

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Software Distribution
HostSo's shared Web Hosting accounts are not to be used for the purposes of distributing software and multimedia products. If you wish to distribute software and/or multimedia files, please contact <email address removed> for a special arrangement.
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Removing images when printing? on: February 07, 2015, 11:43:56 AM
I think PriPrinter Pro will be willing to give Donationcoder a 30% discount on the Pro, making it a bit better.

Based on some recent correspondence after a Bits special (which was not on the Pro.)

Is anyone pursuing this?
16  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Macrium Reflect 6 News on: February 05, 2015, 01:28:57 PM
Just for the record, it seems the cut-off date for a free upgrade from v5 to v6 is if you purchased on or after November 17th 2014.
17  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Softmaker Office: **90%+** Discount!!!! Offer Expires Feb5 6pm(?) EST on: February 05, 2015, 11:29:42 AM
Yes, I was considering upgrading from the normal version to pro, but the discount only brought the upgrade price down to roughly the $20 difference there is between the two versions in the first place.
18  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Softmaker Office: **90%+** Discount!!!! Offer Expires Feb5 6pm(?) EST on: February 05, 2015, 01:42:44 AM
Thanks for posting this.

I can't help but wonder if SoftMaker Office 2015 is close enough that buying this will include an upgrade to it.
19  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals on: January 30, 2015, 12:35:49 AM
Looks like that's what happened Thmbsup.

http://spideroak.com/personal_pricing/

$129 a year for 1 TB
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Removing images when printing? on: January 28, 2015, 02:27:52 PM
Thanks all for the input Kiss.

I've looked at the browser add-ons, but I think it would be nice if it worked for all print jobs, not just web pages.

I think PriPrinter Pro will be willing to give Donationcoder a 30% discount on the Pro, making it a bit better.

Based on some recent correspondence after a Bits special (which was not on the Pro.)

seems to me the standard version would be fine - unless the "PDF publisher" integrated in the pro version is something special...

Edit, maybe it is - this link gives a better idea of differences:
http://priprinter.com/editions.htm

I think the normal edition could probably do what I was requesting. But with a discount, perhaps things like PDF publishing and reflowing would be nice additions.
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Removing images when printing? on: January 28, 2015, 04:56:24 AM
I was printing a few documents today and was thinking it would be nice to be able to remove images and print 2-up to save ink.

I found:
  • GreenCloud, which lets you print multiple pages per page, but does not let you remove graphics.
  • GreenPrint, which lets you remove graphics, but only on whole pages, and does not appear to support 2-up/4-up
  • FinePrint and priPrinter, which look somewhat overkill, and are also more expensive

Any recommendations?
22  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals on: January 22, 2015, 01:28:01 PM
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Hoping they are bringing their prices down to a more reasonable level like in the cyber monday deal Thmbsup.
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What is the currently best Desktop Search software? on: January 16, 2015, 01:21:58 AM
Does FileSearchy need to index file content (how does the content search work) ?

It looks like it. When I launch it, for a minute or so there is a little indicator in the bottom left corner that says "indexing". Then it says "Index: ready."

Thanks

From looking at the webpage, I get the impression it maintains an index of all filenames for quick filename search. I think it may still be doing regular content search.
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What is the currently best Desktop Search software? on: January 14, 2015, 01:43:36 AM
Nice comparison, any chance you could give Archivarius 3000 a spin as well? would love to see how it compares Thmbsup.
25  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Entry: SedTester on: January 04, 2015, 02:28:51 AM
Very nice Thmbsup.
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