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Re: some useful but less-known software. share your list!!!
« Reply #150 on: May 29, 2020, 06:14 AM »
peerweb.site - Real Time Peer to Peer Web Site Host from your Browser:
https://github.com/W...edshaker/PeerWebSite

filesaver - very fast multi-threaded file size scanner. Scans tens of thousands of files a second:
https://github.com/yamadapc/filesaver

DeCloudUs is a secure, private, free, open source DNS resolver with no logs. Completely block Google tracking, annoying ads, other online trackers, and protect your computer from malware:
https://decloudus.com

Icecast is a streaming media (audio/video) server which currently supports Ogg (Vorbis and Theora), Opus, WebM and MP3 streams:
https://icecast.org

Bobolink is a small tool that allows you to save links and search for them later. More specifically, Bobolink provides full text search on the body of HTML documents that you've added to your index:
https://github.com/jtanza/bobolink

Twingate is remote access for the modern world:
https://www.twingate.com

Dappy - ultra secure decentralized web browser:
https://dappy.tech

Winstall - bulk install Windows apps quickly with Windows Package Manager:
https://winstall.app

Vivpage is a vi-like editor expressly built for editing webpages, with tons of commands and shortcut keys to help you quickly navigate, select, edit, and style page elements:
https://vivpage.com

Deno aims to provide a productive and secure scripting environment for the modern programmer. It is built on top of V8, Rust, and TypeScript:
https://github.com/denoland/deno

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Re: some useful but less-known software. share your list!!!
« Reply #151 on: June 07, 2020, 04:04 AM »
4coder is a modern text editor based loosely on Emacs:
https://4coder.net/

Baulk - Minimal Package Manager for Windows: https://github.com/baulk/baulk

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Re: some useful but less-known software. share your list!!!
« Reply #152 on: June 10, 2020, 01:34 PM »
Braver Browser - a non-profit community-maintained Brave browser without any adware or crypto tokens:
https://github.com/b...owser/braver-browser

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Re: some useful but less-known software. share your list!!!
« Reply #153 on: June 10, 2020, 04:32 PM »
Braver Browser - a non-profit community-maintained Brave browser without any adware or crypto tokens:
https://github.com/b...owser/braver-browser

Brave doesn't have adware. It has ads if you explicitly opt in.  Same for the crypto tokens.

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Re: some useful but less-known software. share your list!!!
« Reply #154 on: June 13, 2020, 06:22 AM »
globatiobrowser - a web 3.0 browser that can load p2p and tranditional web content:
https://github.com/t...batiobrowser-desktop

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Re: some useful but less-known software. share your list!!!
« Reply #155 on: June 13, 2020, 09:15 AM »
Screen ruler, anyone?

Pegtop PMeter is an onscreen ruler I've used for years and years.  Sometimes I use it as a straight-edge for when I rotate images in photoshop to x degrees to make sure it is visually plum.  This is a nice, simple ruler that you can drag around, resize and change orientation.
http://www.pegtop.net/pmeter/

There is another one I use called Meazure
http://www.cthing.com/Meazure.asp

Now this one has a ratio-squaring system.  I use it to calibrate my microscope to match my mushroom spore photos so I can accurately measure whatever is on my screen in microns.  Meazure lets you calibrate it's measurements and has all sorts of ways to show measurements right on the screen.

I've used both of these for years.

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Re: some useful but less-known software. share your list!!!
« Reply #156 on: July 04, 2020, 04:14 PM »
LibreWolf - a fork of Firefox, focused on privacy, security and freedom:
https://librewolf-community.gitlab.io/

BadWolf is a minimalist and privacy-oriented WebKitGTK+ browser:
https://hacktivis.me/projects/badwolf

Portmaster sits on your kernel and simply intercepts all your network connections. You decide which privacy features you want to enable or disable as you desire:
https://safing.io/portmaster/

Cjdns implements an encrypted IPv6 network using public-key cryptography for address allocation and a distributed hash table for routing. This provides near-zero-configuration networking, and prevents many of the security and scalability issues that plague existing networks:
https://github.com/cjdelisle/cjdns/

TreeNoote is a hierarchically organized note-taking app built to be secure, free, and portable:
https://treenoote.com

Olive is a free and portable non-linear video editor:
https://olivevideoeditor.org

Slingcode is a personal computing platform in a single html file:
https://slingcode.net/

Chob is an helper tool for searching application accross platforms (Flathub, Snapcraft and AppImage):
https://github.com/MuhammedKpln/chob

lunr - an anonymous, private, and secure meta search engine:
https://github.com/obsidianbit/lunr

The GitGuardian shield (gg-shield) is a CLI application that runs in your local environment or in a CI environment to help you detect more than 200 types of secrets, as well as other potential security vulnerabilities or policy breaks:
https://github.com/GitGuardian/gg-shield

Sandboxie-Plus fixes many known issues and security holes of the last official Sandboxie release, adds new functionality, most notably a new Qt-based UI SandMan.exe that is far more advanced than the old MFC based SbieCtrl.exe UI. The security fixes are essential as they effectively close privilege escalation and sandbox escape issues present in the last 5.33.6 official build:
https://github.com/s...boxie-plus.github.io

PurritoBin - ultra fast, minimalistic, encrypted command line paste-bin:
https://github.com/PurritoBin/PurritoBin
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Re: some useful but less-known software. share your list!!!
« Reply #157 on: July 06, 2020, 01:03 PM »
Portable Bookmarks gives you a clipboard-based bookmark manager that is browser-independent:
http://ubiquitous-pl...le-bookmarks-20.html

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« Reply #158 on: July 07, 2020, 12:16 PM »
Milton is an open source application that lets you Just Paint.

There are no pixels, you can paint with (almost) infinite detail. It feels raster-based but it works with vectors. It is not an image editor. It is not a vector graphics editor. It is a program that lets you draw, sketch and paint. There is no save button, your work is persistent with unlimited undo:
https://github.com/serge-rgb/milton

hexpeek - a hex editor for huge files:
https://www.hexpeek.com/
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« Reply #159 on: July 07, 2020, 12:50 PM »
Pure is a static analysis file format checker that checks ZIP files for dangerous compression ratios, spec deviations, malicious archive signatures, mismatching local and central directory headers, ambiguous UTF-8 filenames, directory and symlink traversals, invalid MS-DOS dates, overlapping headers, overflow, underflow, sparseness, accidental buffer bleeds etc.:
https://github.com/ronomon/pure

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« Reply #160 on: July 10, 2020, 11:52 PM »
Who-Updates - Live Dashboard for Checking Stable Versions of Common Desktop Linux Software Across Snap, Flatpak, Apt:
https://fortwire.github.io/Who-Updates/

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« Reply #161 on: July 11, 2020, 09:00 AM »
Ballish - a pretty fast code search tool:
https://ballish.margaine.com/

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« Reply #162 on: July 11, 2020, 12:40 PM »
Astrofox is a powerful motion graphics tool that lets you create amazing audio reactive music videos:
https://astrofox.io/

hide - AES-256 bit encrypted password manager with all encrypted passwords stored locally on your machine:
https://github.com/whatl3y/hide

Mach2 - enable Windows 10's hidden features:
https://github.com/riverar/mach2

Typ is a simple typesetting application. Turn plain Markdown into a formatted PDF, ready for print:
https://www.typ-set.com
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« Reply #163 on: July 12, 2020, 12:23 AM »
Unbound is a validating, recursive, caching DNS resolver. It is designed to be fast and lean and incorporates modern features based on open standards:
https://nlnetlabs.nl...jects/unbound/about/

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« Reply #164 on: July 20, 2020, 02:35 PM »
YouTube-DL Archivist Scripts - The ultimate collection of scripts for YouTube-DL:
https://github.com/T...DL-Archivist-Scripts

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« Reply #165 on: July 21, 2020, 01:35 PM »
Marp, Markdown Presentation Ecosystem, provides the great experience to create beautiful slide deck:
https://marp.app/

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Re: some useful but less-known software. share your list!!!
« Reply #166 on: July 27, 2020, 10:00 AM »
Brynhildr - A fast and lightweight VNC server/client that supports both audio and video
http://blog.x-row.net/?p=2455#download

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« Reply #167 on: July 27, 2020, 07:21 PM »
Brynhildr - A fast and lightweight VNC server/client that supports both audio and video
Been using this for several years for various reasons. When you have a session it tends to use a good bit of cpu (25-50%) and some memory as well, but works great and no significant resource drain when it is just waiting for connection.

The main down side to me is that it does not add an entry in the system's event log when a session starts or ends.

Please folks don't start submitting it to a/v engines or they will start marking it as a PUP and it will be a pain.  :D
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« Reply #168 on: August 06, 2020, 06:22 AM »
WordTsar - Wordstar for the 21st Century:
http://wordtsar.ca/

Browserify lets you require('modules') in the browser by bundling up all of your dependencies:
http://browserify.org/

Prebake is an Adblock filter subscription that blocks large, obtrusive cookie notices. These notices either consume a considerable amount of screen real estate or popup and distract the viewers attention, which can be just as annoying as ads:
http://prebake.eu/

suplemon - Text editor with multi cursor support. It replicates Sublime Text like functionality in the terminal (for Linux users):
https://github.com/richrd/suplemon
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« Reply #169 on: August 07, 2020, 02:42 PM »
Mistborn - a secure platform for easily standing up and managing your own cloud services: including firewall, ad-blocking, and multi-factor Wireguard VPN access (for Linux users):
https://gitlab.com/cyber5k/mistborn

sanctuary - a secure synchronous lightweight chatroom with zero logging and total transience (for Linux users):
https://github.com/astrosonic/sanctuary

Popsicle is a Linux utility for flashing multiple USB devices in parallel:
https://github.com/pop-os/popsicle

LaunchyQt is a fork of the keystroke launcher program Launchy:
https://github.com/samsonwang/LaunchyQt

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« Reply #170 on: August 07, 2020, 05:19 PM »
PAExec is a legally redistributable clone of the Microsoft Sysinternals psexec remote execute utility. Totally drop-in compatible plus has some additional options.
https://www.poweradmin.com/paexec/
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« Reply #171 on: August 08, 2020, 09:24 AM »
Secrez is a CLI application that manages a particular encrypted file system. The idea is to interact with encrypted virtual files as if they are just files in a standard file system:
https://secrez.github.io/secrez/

Anti-forensic kill-switches - Silk Guardian and usbkill:
https://github.com/hephaest0s/usbkill
https://github.com/N...eBrune/silk-guardian

tinyapps.org - an aging catalog of tiny, well-made software primarily for Windows:
https://tinyapps.org/

prowser - a web browser from scratch with simplicity in mind (for Linux users):
https://git.sr.ht/~bo41/prowser
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« Reply #172 on: August 08, 2020, 03:59 PM »
HiJackThis Fork can detect and correct the changes in the most vulnerable areas of the operating system caused by adware, spyware, malware, and other unwanted software:
https://safezone.cc/...hijackthis-fork.201/

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« Reply #173 on: August 09, 2020, 05:03 PM »
ugrep - new ultra fast grep with interactive query UI: search file systems, source code, text, binary files, archives, compressed files, documents, fuzzy search, and more:
https://github.com/Genivia/ugrep

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« Reply #174 on: August 09, 2020, 09:54 PM »
ugrep - new ultra fast grep with interactive query UI: search file systems, source code, text, binary files, archives, compressed files, documents, fuzzy search, and more:
https://github.com/Genivia/ugrep

For those that want a very fast grep tool with a GUI (Windows): BareGrep (it can also be used with the command-line)

Encountered that software years ago, and while it shows its age, there is nothing wrong with it's speed. Even with files and/or content that hasn't been indexed, it is very fast. Comes in both freeware and commercially licensed forms.