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Re: some useful but less-known software. share your list!!!
« Reply #125 on: April 01, 2020, 04:20 PM »
(and so on): Will be added from time to time.

Please add extra stuff as a new reply in this thread as users won't get notification of changes to existing posts...

Makes sense. Thanks for the suggestion.

I will use the quote feature to refer to the earlier post and add new entries in new replies.

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Re: some useful but less-known software. share your list!!!
« Reply #126 on: April 03, 2020, 02:46 AM »
menuApp A quick customize menu launcher.   723KB   USB+
You can add multi folder... and a demo in attach.
multi_path.jpgsome useful but less-known software. share your list!!!

StandaloneStack2 dock on taskbar.   USB
I'm a RocketDock user and Bins fans. But Bins is so buggy on Windows 10, this is a simple alternative but not perfect.

JPEGView A lean, fast image viewer.   USB+
This should be a famous one, but I found many people still don't know about it, so here it is. ;)

MouseInc powerful mouse gesture tool.   200KB   USB
One gesture to quick search, ping, screenshot, OCR etc... Scroll on screen edge to control light, volumn etc... Rich feature and highly configurable.

TrafficMonitor monitro your CPU, Network, memory.... on popup widget or taskbar.
NetSpeedMonitor is still my favorite. :-*

TaskSwch  A task list used to switch tasks. Alt + Tab alternative.   9 or 10.5KB   USB
Note: the 9KB version reduced the resident function.
This is a really less-known one from Japan.
taskmenu.gifsome useful but less-known software. share your list!!!

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Useful youtube-dl batch files from here (the last comment).
I use it alone with texter.
texter_youtube-dl.jpgsome useful but less-known software. share your list!!!

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Re: some useful but less-known software. share your list!!!
« Reply #127 on: April 04, 2020, 07:47 AM »
spaceman 99

thanks, spaceman seems a great software. From the same author Extrabits looks quite interesting too.

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« Reply #128 on: April 17, 2020, 06:40 AM »
Unable to download "Texter from lifehacker". The download link seems broken  :(

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Re: some useful but less-known software. share your list!!!
« Reply #129 on: April 17, 2020, 07:04 AM »
Unable to download "Texter from lifehacker". The download link seems broken  :(
You can download it on github

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« Reply #130 on: April 22, 2020, 06:54 AM »
dangerzone - take potentially dangerous PDFs, office documents, or images and convert them to a safe PDF:
https://github.com/f...lookmedia/dangerzone

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« Reply #131 on: April 29, 2020, 01:23 PM »
Code Browser is a folding text editor, designed to hierarchically structure any kind of text file and especially source code. It makes navigation through source code faster and easier: https://tibleiz.net/code-browser/

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« Reply #132 on: April 29, 2020, 02:33 PM »
Code Browser is a folding text editor, designed to hierarchically structure any kind of text file and especially source code. It makes navigation through source code faster and easier: https://tibleiz.net/code-browser/

That looks like an extremely useful tool, one I will download and try out.  Thanks for pointing it out.

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« Reply #133 on: April 30, 2020, 12:26 AM »
You are welcome.

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Re: some useful but less-known software. share your list!!!
« Reply #134 on: April 30, 2020, 06:06 AM »
Code Browser is a folding text editor, designed to hierarchically structure any kind of text file and especially source code. It makes navigation through source code faster and easier: https://tibleiz.net/code-browser/

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« Reply #135 on: May 10, 2020, 12:53 AM »
Definitely Spacemonger

Great tool to find files, see what is taking space on your hard drive and clean up your hard drive.


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Re: some useful but less-known software. share your list!!!
« Reply #136 on: May 10, 2020, 02:06 AM »
Prauxy - a self hosted proxy system with authentication:
https://prauxy.app/
https://blog.kentonv...s.com/what-is-prauxy

Setzer - write LaTeX documents with an easy to use yet full-featured editor (for Linux users):
https://www.cvfosammmm.org/setzer

ezshare - a simple static file server that lets you easily share many big files like photos and videos with friends over a local network without requiring an internet connection:
https://github.com/mifi/ezshare

Terrier is a highly flexible, efficient, and effective open source search engine, readily deployable on large-scale collections of documents (for Linux users):
http://www.terrier.org

EitherMouse - multiple mice, individual settings...:
https://www.eithermouse.com

ARX is a comprehensive open source software for anonymizing sensitive personal data:
https://arx.deidentifier.org

Wreeto free - a fast, cluttered-free knowledge organisation toolset:
https://wreeto.com

Minisign is a dead simple tool to sign files and verify signatures:
https://jedisct1.github.io/minisign/

Eureka is a simple tool to encrypt files and folders:
https://github.com/mimoo/eureka

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« Reply #137 on: May 10, 2020, 06:37 AM »
Whoogle Search - get Google search results, but without any ads, javascript, AMP links, cookies, or IP address tracking:
https://github.com/b...busby/whoogle-search

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« Reply #138 on: May 10, 2020, 02:51 PM »
keys.pub - cryptographic key management, saltpack, noise, sigchains, user identities, signing, encryption:
https://keys.pub

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Re: some useful but less-known software. share your list!!!
« Reply #139 on: May 10, 2020, 04:42 PM »
Eureka is a simple tool to encrypt files and folders:
https://github.com/mimoo/eureka

Nice utility but stick to the original windows binary. If you navigate to the msi that says you can encrypt folders, it behaves less well and insists on showing a dialog asking about using the clipboard as the key even when kicked off from the command line. The question isn't clear and it hangs if you say no, or at least I'm not sure what it was waiting on.

Anyway stick to the exe, works great. :-)
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« Reply #140 on: May 13, 2020, 01:19 PM »
Tartube is a GUI front-end for youtube-dl:
https://github.com/axcore/tartube

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Re: some useful but less-known software. share your list!!!
« Reply #141 on: May 14, 2020, 11:13 AM »
Neuron is a Zettelkasten note taking app:
https://www.srid.ca/5b963b1c.html

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Re: some useful but less-known software. share your list!!!
« Reply #142 on: May 14, 2020, 01:11 PM »
Neuron is a Zettelkasten note taking app:
With custom mmarkdown extensions.
At least rtf follows accepted rules.  Is markdown really on a route where people will invent anything they fancy for their own programs?

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« Reply #143 on: May 14, 2020, 01:49 PM »
Are they custom?  I thought that they were using the commonmark spec? And it only works on MacOS and *nix so not a consideration for me, though it looks nifty.

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« Reply #144 on: May 14, 2020, 03:03 PM »
Are they custom? 

https://www.srid.ca/2010101.html  :

Extended Markdown
I came up with the notion of a “zettel link” with its own special URI protocol z:/. The goal is to allow zettels to link among each other without necessarily knowing anything about their exact location. Neuron has a custom MMark extension that supports zettel links. Here’s an example:

This is a zettel file, which links to another zettel: [2008403](z:/)
The MMark extension will replace this with the actual link to the zettel, along with other information like title, as well as possibly date and time.

This might have changed, but I was more concerned about the wider implications.

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« Reply #145 on: May 14, 2020, 08:23 PM »
There are already extensions to Markdown- that's the reason for the CommonMark fiasco.  They wanted to standardize so that people could know that this version of Markdown was the supported version.  That was shot down by the creator in a passive-aggressive fashion.  So they just created CommonMark which is a semi-standard.  From what I saw in there, they're using the CommonMark short link annotation standard now.

From https://www.srid.ca/5b963b1c.html

Simplified linking syntax #59
Several users requested that the syntax for linking to zettels be simplified. To that extent, Neuron now supports the following style of links:

* This is a link to a zettel: <5b963b1c>.
* It will automatically expand to the Zettel title
  that is linked in the web interface.
In short, to link to a zettel whose ID is “5b963b1c”, you only need to wrap it inside angle brackets. We are not using any special syntax here; this is what is known as Autolinks in the commomark spec. Neuron simply leverages existing linking syntax to allow you to link to zettels; and the Neuron renderer can automtically fill in the zettel title, and other metadata, during rendering stage.

Emphasis mine.  The github issue is https://github.com/srid/neuron/issues/59.  It references the syntax that you're referring to- they use this instead, so that's outdated.

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« Reply #146 on: May 15, 2020, 08:03 AM »
they just created CommonMark which is a semi-standard
But it's not a standard, and not even the most common flavour from what I've seen. And it shows that a developer can hit a problem and just add an extension to deal with it.

I believe that the underlying problem is that markdown is not plain text. It's the old ram in a lambswool coat. Plain text is just text. When you start including display instructions, it stops being plain whatever symbols you use to add the instructions.

My own preference is always to keep text as text with display instructions separately.

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« Reply #147 on: May 15, 2020, 09:12 AM »
they just created CommonMark which is a semi-standard
But it's not a standard, and not even the most common flavour from what I've seen. And it shows that a developer can hit a problem and just add an extension to deal with it.

I believe that the underlying problem is that markdown is not plain text. It's the old ram in a lambswool coat. Plain text is just text. When you start including display instructions, it stops being plain whatever symbols you use to add the instructions.

My own preference is always to keep text as text with display instructions separately.


Again, it's not a standard because of the stink around its genesis.  And I'd personally disagree on that point of separating the text from the markup- I've actually not seen it done totally separate in a way that makes even a modicum of sense.

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« Reply #148 on: May 15, 2020, 03:20 PM »
Outwit is a collection of several command line utilities including winclip.exe, which I use to sort the contents of my clipboard. Copy the items you want, then "winclip -p | sort | winclip -c" to pull the contents, sort it, and push it back on the clipboard. There are far more utilities that put things onto the clipboard than pull them off.

I've also used Dolphin Text Editor Menu to do this. It adds a number of features whenever you're editing text, even in Notepad. Select the text and hit the hotkey and you get a pop up menu of options from sorting to changing case to removing leading or trailing blanks, etc.
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« Reply #149 on: May 16, 2020, 02:07 PM »
cryo is a visual file manager.

Navigate nested folder structures in a blink of an eye.

Privately transfer files — peer to peer, end to end encrypted, no sign-up, no registration, no cloud:
https://cryonet.io/