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Author Topic: I want a Freeware Utility to ... 300+ common problems solved.  (Read 5969 times)

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This is a nice clever list arranging programs by tasks

http://www.econsulta...utilities/index.html




from http://www.furl.net/furledPopular.jsp

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Re: I want a Freeware Utility to ... 300+ common problems solved.
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2006, 08:03:33 AM »
Hey that's a brilliant list ... definitely worth bookmarking.

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Re: I want a Freeware Utility to ... 300+ common problems solved.
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2006, 08:22:07 AM »
Quite clever, that one.  Thanks.   :Thmbsup:

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Re: I want a Freeware Utility to ... 300+ common problems solved.
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2006, 04:44:59 PM »
Yeah, nice list! Maybe not for the most experienced users, but a good starting point.

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Re: I want a Freeware Utility to ... 300+ common problems solved.
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2006, 04:55:18 AM »
Great worthwhile page to bookmark...saves a lot of time searching..,. :Thmbsup:
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Re: I want a Freeware Utility to ... 300+ common problems solved.
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2006, 12:39:04 AM »
Whoa, 3 days later, and 50% more problems solved! (up to 450+)

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Re: I want a Freeware Utility to ... 300+ common problems solved.
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2006, 09:34:15 AM »
Excellent list and presentation makes it easy to identify exactly where U need to look.

Keep up the good work.

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Re: I want a Freeware Utility to ... 300+ common problems solved.
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2006, 06:44:04 PM »
I noticed a couple of Mouser's Robot programs from this site on that list!


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Re: I want a Freeware Utility to ... 300+ common problems solved.
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2006, 10:35:18 AM »
Seems this list is making the rounds again lately, and it's now up to 450!

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Re: I want a Freeware Utility to ... 300+ common problems solved.
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2006, 11:05:31 AM »
I may be the only person around that doesn't like his list.  The reason is he offers way too many options for each 'I want a' and you are basically down to a search engine and doing all the reasearch on your own.  You would be better off visiting somewhere like Snapfiles Freeware or Fileforum and reading many users reviews.

I always thought it would be much better, and thus useful, if he offered one option for each that is a highly recommend, well reviewed and solid application that answers the 'I want a' question.  This way the person is learning to trust his reviews and not just seeing a regurgitated freeware list in a different format.

That's my .02

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Re: I want a Freeware Utility to ... 300+ common problems solved.
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2006, 11:24:03 AM »
i don't know, i like it - and it's not just because there are 3 DonationCoder.com apps on the list  :D

i know first hand from our reviews how darn hard it is to identify a single best utility.  and i think the way they are presented, like "i need a program to do x..." can be extremely helpfull - not only can you find what you are looking for but you learn about new ideas for doing things you hadn't thought about..

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Re: I want a Freeware Utility to ... 300+ common problems solved.
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2006, 11:26:08 AM »
Don't get me wrong.  I do like the format of the list, I just don't like how many options there are for some of the questions.

If the list was one application per question type then I think it would be much, much more useful.

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Re: I want a Freeware Utility to ... 300+ common problems solved.
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2006, 12:49:39 PM »
Hmmm.... I sort of agree with Chris on this one. I love the idea of the list, but don't use it much because one is spoiled for choice! As Chris notes, the list is useful for identifying a class of freeware apps (and linking to them) but falls down a bit because there are categories with more than 10 choices and nothing to distinguish between them (feature comparisons and so on). It's not that I don't like/appreciate the list, I just find it hard to use.
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Re: I want a Freeware Utility to ... 300+ common problems solved.
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2006, 09:08:37 PM »
i think this kind of list will come in handy if you're in a hurry & need to identify a tool to do a particular task..
because most probably there's only one tool available. in any case, the list does contain alternatives for selected categories..

also, check out its sister site: Open Source Freeware : 400+ free applications and utilities.