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Re: some useful but less-known software. share your list!!!
« Reply #50 on: February 07, 2019, 10:27 AM »
That's all from me for now.

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Re: some useful but less-known software. share your list!!!
« Reply #51 on: February 13, 2019, 10:51 AM »
remember first i mentioned BGM's JetToolbar? Now i want to talk about another tab launcher from Japan(with English support)--- Claunch
it has rich features and really configurable, just see a short demo below i made.

NO.2 folder icons changer ;)
windows explorer su***, maybe you can figure out ur folder by giving it a nice name or you have a good habit to put files in order. but when time pass by, it will be in a mess, you can't focus on the most used folders in seconds :-\ . To me the more important is that when I drag the folder to the quick launch app as a folder menu, the icons are all the same and ugly.
Then i found these(FolderIconTool works for me windows10) four(FolderIconDrop not work for me) great(ImagesToIcon requires ImageMagick) tools(IconAnyFolder folder icons depends on the 1st exe files in that folder) from DC. also FolderICON(no link available, if you have interest maybe i can share my own download link.), the folder display the thumbnail of the image created by it.
there are many same kind of  tiny tools: FolderPainter, Dr.Folder...i don't want to talk about these.

what about yours?  ;D
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Re: some useful but less-known software. share your list!!!
« Reply #52 on: February 13, 2019, 11:06 PM »
Hi,
Toolwiz Time Freeze is an easy and effective Instant system restore software to keep your system safe and protect your computer from unwanted changes.
Turnning on the Time Freeze mode, the whole system is running in the "sandbox". Only the changes to the files in the exclusion list will be saved.
I use it all the time to test softawre; Very convenient.

Support OS:WinXP/Win2003/Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10(32/64bit)
Requirment: Disable the sechduler defrag and backup of Windows.

http://www.toolwiz.c...toolwiz_time_freeze/

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Re: some useful but less-known software. share your list!!!
« Reply #53 on: February 14, 2019, 04:20 AM »
The many programs I use and can not be without them, some of which I feel are lesser known, are below,

http://www.quicknote.de/ - I use for : quick note popup small window with hotkey

http://www.resoph.co...phNotes/Welcome.html - I use for : note with tree and sync with simple note

http://www.ukrebs-software.de/ - I use for : calendar with reminder and execute programs and recurring events

And my own developed NANY programs, but they are well known, to be in this list, I think :)

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Re: some useful but less-known software. share your list!!!
« Reply #54 on: February 14, 2019, 05:14 AM »
2 anandcoral
thx for ur list! :Thmbsup:
Quicknote looks like ur stickanote
of course your programs are great, actually im using some of them! ;D

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Re: some useful but less-known software. share your list!!!
« Reply #55 on: February 14, 2019, 05:51 AM »
Hi chashnniel,

Thanks for the appreciation.

Quicknote is different that it is has same set of text for all windows. I use it to quickly jot down some points, when working on one job and refer to it on another job.

One important feature I use "Quicknote" is to record keyboard, when i create passwords for a site, so that I know what password I typed. Many sites reject my simple password and insist on different ones and in the melee I forget what I typed finally.

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« Reply #56 on: February 14, 2019, 06:48 AM »
thanks for the information, anandcoral

i hesitated to install it because of the virustotal's rating(if people like me care about it :huh:), but now i install and test it and everything is just fine.its clean.
i misunderstood u since the description quick note popup small window with hotkey ;D

quicknote has much function but now i just focus on the note taking part.
so quicknote(I call it a note dictionary) is a universal note taking prog with catalog and stickanote(I call it a window comments[just like TC's file/folder comments]) is used for a note taking for any special window(even if the same prog with different dimension), actually we can get it from its name.

And both you and the quicknote author are trying to humanize the note taking function. :up:

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Re: some useful but less-known software. share your list!!!
« Reply #57 on: February 14, 2019, 07:54 AM »
This has turned out to be a useful thread  :up:

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Re: some useful but less-known software. share your list!!!
« Reply #58 on: February 14, 2019, 08:50 AM »
I used to use Quicknote - and I've tried several others, but now I use QText.  It is basically the same, a tiny, tabbed notebook for jotting down notes which you summon via a global hotkey.
But here are some features of QText that I like in particular:
  • hyperlinks generated as you type
  • callto links generated as you type - this make it soooooo easy and fast to add clickable phone numbers (that I use with PhonerLite and my FreePBX system)
  • bulleted and numbered lists
  • some basic richtext formatting
  • text area has some advanced text editing functions
  • super fast
authour responds to requests

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Re: some useful but less-known software. share your list!!!
« Reply #59 on: February 15, 2019, 10:47 AM »
This has turned out to be a useful thread  :up:
only if you can share several of your less-known collection :tellme:

I used to use Quicknote - and I've tried several others, but now I use QText.
personally i choose QuickNote, maybe i prefer old style design. :D
and we can use your TextWorx to enhance both Quicknote and QText.

smart unzip depends on the archive contains folder/single file or not
thx to Nod5's help--Smarter unzip :Thmbsup:
it seems seldom extract programs provide this kind of feature, and i think people are tired of checking the archive before unzip it with the right method.
But i found this(Noah) with lucky! It provide option for Not create directory when only 1 file or 1 folder is contained. and its another main feature attract me :-*, if you open a non-archive file, noah will compress it. as archive file, noah will unzip it. it it seems exactly reverse to my smartunzip request.
unfortunately it has bugs on windows 10, the context menu can't be added :( :(
 

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Re: some useful but less-known software/website/plugins. share your list!!!
« Reply #60 on: February 21, 2019, 01:13 AM »
Here comes some other useful software when I explorer my portable folder :)

MAXA-Lock from Germany. freemium   1.43M   EXE
It can totally lock your pc from an intruder. notify you with email skype... send their photos and even a video(premium feature) to you!
You should be very very very careful to remember the password you set or you are gonna to be crazy since there is no way to get them back. :'(. But I know how to solve this problem, since Maxa-Lock auto startup on windows, you can try to ctrl+alt+delete and restart the pc with shift pressed to the safe mode(of course there are many other way to the safe mode). Then you can delete it and restart to the normal system. But things go on when you try to reinstall it!!! You need to delete the regedit keys especially HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-2654441480-1445004328-1549412186-1001\SOFTWARE\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\MAXA\Lock(an easy way is to use total uninstall to uninstall it).

greenfish icon editor, QuickMacro has build-in icon editor and there are many websites offer free to use icons. but why not...   5.77M   USB+

BareGrep A file finding and text searching tool. TC can do it well and even better but this program hasn't been updated since 2006 but still works great on win10. but it seems doesn't support unicode search. The free version with feature limited, the demo version with full feature but Automatically terminates in every 5 minutes.   245K   USB
and of course you should try its another real-time log file monitoring tool baretail.

qwertick adds a sound feedback to your keyboard. if you are practice typing.   33K   USB

Now come to auto correct/spell check.
AutoCorrect(with unicode version) can add you own defined autocorrect, here are two enhanced version from 4DBoy and tov, but tov's extra Edit box for hostrings options seems doesn't work for me.
texter also has this feature, (that's what AHK do, right? :P)
and tiny spell and global-IntelliSense-everywhere(difficult to use)
what about your auto correct software? :huh:

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« Reply #61 on: February 21, 2019, 03:24 AM »
"... Nuspell aim is to be integrated in mainstream office suites, web browsers, email clients, computer-assisted translation services and other applications working with text. Speed, accuracy, documentation and maintainability are the main advantages that put Nuspell at the front of contemporary spell checking solutions ...":
https://nuspell.github.io/

"... Left is a distractionless writing tool with auto-complete, synonyms, writing statistics, markup navigation and a speed-reader ...":
https://hundredrabbits.itch.io/left

sFTP Client:
https://www.sftpapp.com/

CudaText is a cross-platform text editor:
http://www.uvviewsoft.com/cudatext/

SynWrite combines great ideas from many well known editors into a single, freely available product. It's a complete environment for Web workers, coders and writers:
http://www.uvviewsoft.com/synwrite/

Marp is the simplest presentation writer with Markdown:
https://yhatt.github.io/marp

K9 Web Protection is a free Internet filter and parental control software:
http://www1.k9webprotection.com/

Helium - music cataloger, tag editor, cd ripper, audio converter, mp3 and flac analyzer, duplicate finder, player and music scrobbler - all in one:
https://www.imploded.com/

RecycleBinEx is a powerful and easy to use recycle bin manager for Windows Operating System. It extends and enhances the Windows recycle bin, and let you use many extra features in it:
http://www.fcleaner.com/recyclebinex
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« Reply #62 on: February 22, 2019, 06:14 AM »
K9 Web Protection is a free Internet filter and parental control software:
http://www1.k9webprotection.com/
Thanks panzer, :Thmbsup: I have been use many this kind of software, chrome add-on... but K9 works really great and its totally personal free! goodware

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Re: some useful but less-known software. share your list!!!
« Reply #63 on: February 25, 2019, 09:50 AM »
I am afraid this is pure addiction !!!!!!
 ;D :-*

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« Reply #64 on: February 25, 2019, 10:32 PM »
Microsoft Sets haven't officially released yet, its a great feature people are always dreaming of.

I guess WindowTabs is well-known enough, but do you know it is free and open source now. But it is a little sluggish on windows 10.
And also here is another alternative multrin you should try.

I'm now trying to make a mind map for this topic, but since I don't have much spare time and it takes me a lot of time to make a demo gif for each program. I will upload the mm here as long as I finished it, but this is not a promise, maybe it will never be finished if I found it is meaningless. :)
My plan for the mind map is:
Classify it;
Insert official website;
Usage notation;
A gif demo.

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Re: some useful but less-known software. share your list!!!
« Reply #65 on: February 26, 2019, 05:38 AM »
I guess WindowTabs is well-known enough, but do you know it is free and open source now. But it is a little sluggish on windows 10.
And also here is another alternative multrin you should try.
TidyTabs does the tab window thing also. Free version lets you tab 3 windows, pro license removes that restriction ($9us). I thought I had seen it in this topic but missed it in a quick glance back.
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« Reply #66 on: February 28, 2019, 01:21 AM »
"... Lintalist allows you to store and (incrementally) search and edit texts in bundles and paste a selected text in your active program...":
https://lintalist.github.io

Software 4 disabled people:
https://elefantsoftw....com/4-disabled.html

"... WinTricks is one of the largest and most up-to-date programs for Windows tips, tricks, and secrets available ...":
https://wintipsweb.us

Yori - CMD reimagined:
http://www.malsmith.net/yori/

Beeftext - an open-source text substitution tool:
https://beeftext.org

"... Text Editor Pro - powerful text editing tool with syntax highlighting support for programming languages and scripts, multi-caret and synchronized editing, code/text folding, over 100 options for customizing, over 100 ready made skins, unicode character map, numerical unit convert tool, text compare, JSON/SQL/XML formatter, and support for multiple directories and search results...":
https://texteditor.pro

".... Monkey’s Audio is a fast and easy way to compress digital music.  Unlike traditional methods such as mp3, ogg, or wma that permanently discard quality to save space, Monkey’s Audio only makes perfect, bit-for-bit copies of your music.  That means it always sounds perfect – exactly the same as the original.  Even though the sound is perfect, it still saves a lot of space (think of it as a beefed-up Winzip™ your music).  The other great thing is that you can always decompress your Monkey's Audio files back to the exact, original files.  That way, you'll never have to recopy your CD collection to switch formats, and you'll always be able to perfectly recreate the original music CD...":
https://www.monkeysaudio.com

"... Wu10Man is a to-the-point utility for helping to prevent Windows 10 updates from taking place...":
https://github.com/WereDev/Wu10Man

W10Privacy:
https://www.winprivacy.de/english-home/

"... Noobs Term is an installer that incorporates some of the wonderful terminal programs, packages, and configurations that are commonly installed together..." (for Linux users):
https://noobs-term.com

"... pdscan - scan your data stores for unencrypted personal data...":
https://ankane.org/introducing-pdscan

Borg backup (for Linux users):
https://borgbackup.r...hedocs.io/en/stable/

Mathpix - convert images to LaTeX:
https://mathpix.com
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« Reply #67 on: February 28, 2019, 01:27 AM »
K9 Web Protection is a free Internet filter and parental control software:
http://www1.k9webprotection.com/
Thanks panzer, :Thmbsup: I have been use many this kind of software, chrome add-on... but K9 works really great and its totally personal free! goodware

You are welcome.

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« Reply #68 on: March 24, 2019, 08:55 PM »
Nice thread.

MaxMax
When I have a large screen, I keep a section of two column widths open on the right.  I keep my Linkman dropbasket, icons like those for killing programs pskill, maybe a note thing, winlister, screen capture, in that area.  You might have some good ideas.  Yes, it could all be handled from the start menu, but it helps clear thinking.  If Quicknote sizes nicely I might put it there, Pnote or Notezilla would other examples.
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Download - no problem, same size, 1.3
http://www.ghacks.ne...aximize-window-size/ - Ghacks
http://maxmax.software.informer.com/1.3/
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reviews
http://windows.appst...ers-for-your-screen/
http://lifehacker.co...efault-maximize-size
http://betanews.com/...g-your-whole-screen/

PureText
Still works great. I keep it in the bottom of the system tray and use it frequently before pasting into forums and some programs.
Steven Miller
http://www.stevemiller.net/puretext/
reviews
http://www.makeuseof...ing-copy-paste-text/
http://www.freewaregenius.com/puretext/
PureText Plus
https://code.google....ive/p/puretext-plus/

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« Reply #69 on: March 26, 2019, 09:30 PM »
Add some funny stuff. ;D

coffee open files with ur defined application instead of the system associated one when you press the Alt key.  258K   USB

Hline make your cursor into a horizon line. Stupid right? ;D, it should be helpful when reading article.  31K   USB
PS: you can add color like FF00FF to the shortcut (target) to change the line color.

Nyan Cat Progress Bar, yeah, nyan cat! It displays the Nyan Cat over the top of progress bars. Maybe your child will love your PC more.   662K   USB
PS: It seems doesn't works very well on Windows 10.

Security Check. It checks your vulnerable applications for security.   460K   USB

Finally, since MassiGra is not available in English and it didn't under-maintained anymore, here is another great photo viewer from Japan --- QuickViewer, super fast.   USB

more....

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« Reply #70 on: March 27, 2019, 05:48 AM »
Y'know, I use Mike Lin's Crosshair periodically if I'm working on tabular data that has a lot of space in a column. It just puts a crosshair across the screen where the cursor is, either following the cursor or stationary. Many download sources including Softpedia, I forget where I found it. My settings shown here, the red lines are the crosshairs.

clipimage.jpgsome useful but less-known software. share your list!!!
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« Reply #71 on: March 27, 2019, 10:05 AM »
to x16wda
maybe this...

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« Reply #72 on: April 02, 2019, 09:49 PM »
I recommended Pointofix in my first post in this topic. it can draw on screen which helps in demonstrations.
Now I wanna recommend another alternative --- DemoHelper   single file,   180K   USB
(of course you can also try StExBar on this website)

MouseIMP a small utility can scroll page with your mouse and its autoShrink feature can automatic remove toolbars of the specific application.   1MB   EXE

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« Reply #73 on: April 19, 2019, 11:06 PM »
3 scripts for DNS adblocking:
https://try.popho.be/securing-home.html
https://gitlab.com/m...lob/master/lie-to-me
https://try.popho.be/byeads.html

Darwin Mail free - next generation Google Inbox replacement:
https://darwinmail.app

DiskFresh is a simple yet powerful tool that can refresh your hard disk signal without changing its data by reading and writing each sector and hence making your disk more reliable for storage:
http://www.puransoft...e.com/DiskFresh.html

Mercury takes any web article and returns only the relevant content — headline, author, body text, relevant images and more — free from any clutter:
https://mercury.post...ight.com/web-parser/

Zbox is a zero-details, privacy-focused embeddable file system:
https://zbox.io

Fluidkeys free is a command-line application which gives your team PGP superpowers (for Linux users):
https://www.fluidkey...imple-pgp-for-teams/

pdscan - scan your data stores for unencrypted personal data:
https://ankane.org/introducing-pdscan

Doffen SSH Tunnel is an SSH terminal, file transfer, and tunneling tool with a focus on running tunnels inside tunnels:
https://sourceforge....cts/doffensshtunnel/

testssl.sh is a free command line tool which checks a server's service on any port for the support of TLS/SSL ciphers, protocols as well as some cryptographic flaws:
https://github.com/drwetter/testssl.sh

Unison is a file-synchronization tool for OSX, Unix, and Windows. It allows two replicas of a collection of files and directories to be stored on different hosts (or different disks on the same host), modified separately, and then brought up to date by propagating the changes in each replica to the other:
https://www.cis.upen...du/~bcpierce/unison/

Shadow Daemon is a collection of tools to detect, record, and block attacks on web applications:
https://shadowd.zecu...erview/introduction/
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« Reply #74 on: May 24, 2019, 10:13 AM »
Multi Share Calculator - Share anything proportionally


Multi String Search - Search multiple strings at once (Supports RegEx)


Multi String Replacer - Replace multiple strings at once (Supports RegEx)