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Re: some useful but less-known software. share your list!!!
« Reply #100 on: September 22, 2019, 02:45 AM »
it seems to be OpenSource{?}, so presumably it's been under some continuing development.

https://github.com/adampash/texter

Released on 6 Nov 2007, 368kb exe ("Download 32-bit"): https://www.portable...om/index.php?id=1212

Thank you for the answers.
« Last Edit: September 22, 2019, 02:55 AM by Curt »

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Re: some useful but less-known software. share your list!!!
« Reply #101 on: September 22, 2019, 04:37 PM »
Yeah... the one that I posted had all sorts of links about the current status of texter.

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Re: some useful but less-known software. share your list!!!
« Reply #102 on: September 22, 2019, 08:52 PM »
@Curt:
Released on 6 Nov 2007, 368kb exe ("Download 32-bit"): https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1212
Oh, that's right, I thought this looked familiar. It's (v0.6) in my archives - I didn't think to look there.
I've been down this road before. In 2008 I downloaded and trialled it, but Texter hadn't been developed beyond v0.6 (and it still hasn't) and has basically been left behind as technology develops. I'd forgotten about it. I suggest you do too!   ;D

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« Reply #103 on: September 29, 2019, 12:38 AM »
NVDA allows blind and vision impaired people to access and interact with the Windows operating system and many third party applications:
https://www.nvaccess.org/about-nvda/

Technitium DNS Server is an open source tool that can be used for self hosting a local DNS server for privacy & security or used for experimentation/testing by software developers on their computer. It works out-of-the-box with no or minimal configuration and provides a user friendly web console accessible using any web browser:
https://technitium.com/dns/

https://technitium.com/dns/help.html

https://blog.technit...ng-dns-sinkhole.html

https://blog.technit...ver-for-privacy.html

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« Reply #104 on: October 18, 2019, 02:29 AM »
Moving info quickly from PC to iPad

QPush
http://qpush.me/en/

And I used to use Evernote, it works, two devices free, but for this one simple need, QPush is great.
Nimbus Notes tries to be a real-time text synch, but it had problems when I tried it tonight.
Similarly, problems with CallSend.net
Kopy is in the same ball-park, Android, not yet IOS.

Just learned of QPush tonight, and it was very smooth setting up as a web page in the taskbar on Windows, and an easy-app on the iPad. It actually uses its own codes, so you do not set up a user account.
« Last Edit: October 18, 2019, 03:06 AM by Steven Avery »

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« Reply #105 on: October 18, 2019, 03:28 PM »
I use Pushbullet (https://www.pushbullet.com/)

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« Reply #106 on: October 18, 2019, 09:45 PM »
            Pushbullet
Text from your computer
If you enabled SMS sync in our Android app, you can text from your computer via Pushbullet.
Texting from your computer is easy, here's how:
    Click SMS in the left bar.

And there was no "SMS" in the left bar.

Maybe it works better with Android.

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« Reply #107 on: October 19, 2019, 01:04 PM »
            Pushbullet
Text from your computer
If you enabled SMS sync in our Android app, you can text from your computer via Pushbullet.
Texting from your computer is easy, here's how:
    Click SMS in the left bar.

And there was no "SMS" in the left bar.

Maybe it works better with Android.


Pushbullet does more than that.  I have an extension, and I can do exactly what you're doing.


pushbullet.png

This is what I see in Chrome (Brave) with the extension.  The People tab is all of my pushbullet native contacts (you can communicate just using it), the Devices tab (the current tab) shows what device I have linked, and you can see a couple of the links that I've sent to my phone.  The SMS is all of my SMS from my phone, and I can send SMS with it and receive it.  The notifications tab has all of the notifications that I see on my phone (I can't react with them, i.e. when it gives me choices in the notification, I can't select one- that's a paid feature).

One of the top reviews from the iOS store:

Been using Pushbullet for years. Essential for desktop to iOS
I love this app! Whether it's to save things for later,send it to the Pushbullet app so I can text it to some of my friends as sometimes I'm on my custom built PC and I can't airdrop like I would on my MacBook. The features are there and they're so many more functions besides what iOS can do alone like remote files, multiple device management, sending it to people within Pushbullet. It's great, It's wonderful, It's been working for years and I totally recommend it.


Something I want: Can we get an iMessage app so I don't have to tab to the Pushbullet app copy a link or hit the share button go back to the Messages app and vice versa. Being able to just grab right from Pushbullet in a small little iMessage feed and paste it right into a conversation that's already open would be amazing and super fast.

So apparently the same works with iOS.

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Re: some useful but less-known software. share your list!!!
« Reply #108 on: November 22, 2019, 07:47 AM »
ScreenWings is a free anti-screenshoting software that prevents (malicious) software from capturing your screens:
https://schiffer.tech/screenwings.html

Blah DNS - a small hobby ads block dns project with doh, dot, dnscrypt support:
https://blahdns.com

eulaurarien - generates a host list of first-party trackers for ad-blocking:
https://git.frogeye....geoffrey/eulaurarien

Instantly translate between over 90 languages with Translatium:
https://translatiumapp.com

Liberch is an open source search engine that gets results from DuckDuckGo, caches them, then presents them (combined with previously cached results) using it's own ranking algorithm:
https://gitlab.com/Voltist/liberch

BrowserGap Community Edition - simple remote browser isolation application:
https://github.com/d...sycorp/browsergap.ce

Meterpreter_Defender - an application for detecting and defending against in-memory hacking tools and exploitations:
https://github.com/z...Meterpreter_Defender

Shield free - intelligent application protection that stops malicious traffic and prevents sensitive data exposure without adding overhead:
https://www.templarbit.com/shield/

Igloo simplifies Windows administration by offering pre-made aliases for lengthy PowerShell commands:
https://easyigloo.org
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Re: some useful but less-known software. share your list!!!
« Reply #109 on: November 22, 2019, 01:02 PM »
@panzer: Thanks. You always seem to come up with such nifty stuff.   :Thmbsup:

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« Reply #110 on: November 29, 2019, 04:10 AM »
You are welcome.

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« Reply #111 on: January 16, 2020, 07:28 AM »
Applicationize - as we discussed here:

pinning a program to taskbar, open in its own singular window
https://www.donation...ex.php?topic=46702.0

Pinning in place in my order the important use apps and web-sites to the Taskbar.

Using the Chrome feature is not working so well on my Windows 10.
Right now I am making up a list of what will make the Applicatinize cut on my new puter.

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« Reply #112 on: February 15, 2020, 02:40 PM »
22020 - an archivist browser controller that caches everything you browse, a library server with full text search to serve your archive:
https://github.com/dosyago/22120

Saker.build can be used to build project of any languages. From Java through C++, it can be used to create applications of any type:
https://saker.build/

Earth Alerts is an application that allows you to monitor in near real-time a variety of natural hazard events that are occurring anywhere around the world:
https://earthalerts.manyjourneys.com/

gInk is an on-screen annotation software:
https://github.com/geovens/gInk

AwesomeWallpaper can show video on your desktop wallpaper:
http://awesome-wallpaper.com/

Task Explorer is an advanced Task Manager tool with emphasis on, not just monitoring what applications are running, but on finding out what applications are doing:
https://github.com/D...Xanatos/TaskExplorer

With the Text Converter, you can edit multiple text files in nearly all ways that are imaginable without opening each file individually:
https://www.sttmedia.com/textconverter

auto-cpufreq - automatic CPU speed & power optimizer for Linux based on active monitoring of laptop's battery state, CPU usage and system load:
https://github.com/A...nHodzic/auto-cpufreq

IpSharkk free is designed to help you stay anonymous and change your IP with ease:
https://ipsharkk.com


Crayon - an extremely simple way to turn your bland terminal output into beautifully styled text:
https://github.com/thecodrr/crayon

Boxx - create highly customizable terminal boxes that also look great:
https://github.com/t...lob/master/README.md

Drive Password free is a new generation of a secret manager:
https://drivepassword.com

WindEdit can open a huge file containing millions of lines as well as one huge file containing only one line:
https://kingtoolbox.github.io/

WindTerm -an innovative fast SSH/Telnet/Serial/Shell client:
https://github.com/kingToolbox/WindTerm

edx-archive - a simple tool to download edX course pages (including exercises with answers, course materials, errata, etc):
https://github.com/EugeneLoy/edx-archive

edx-dl - a simple tool to download video lectures from edx.org (and other openedx sites):
https://github.com/coursera-dl/edx-dl

GoAccess is an open source real-time web log analyzer and interactive viewer that runs in a terminal in *nix systems or through your browser:
https://goaccess.io

massCode - a free and open source code snippets manager for developers. It helps you create and organize your own personal snippets collection and have quick access to it:
https://masscode.io/
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« Reply #113 on: February 22, 2020, 10:22 AM »
You-Get is a tiny command-line utility to download media contents (videos, audios, images) from the Web, in case there is no other handy way to do it:
https://you-get.org/

playerbm is a command-line utility that saves your place when you exit the player or change the track and automatically resumes from where you left off when you open it again. This is useful if you listen to long audiobooks or lectures over many sessions:
https://github.com/altdesktop/playerbm

Typesense is an open source, typo tolerant search engine that delivers fast and relevant results out-of-the-box (for Linux users):
https://typesense.org/

Snowflake is a graphical SSH client. It has a enhanced SFTP file browser, SSH terminal emulator, remote resource/process manager, server disk space analyzer, remote text editor, huge remote log viewer and lots of other helpful tools, which makes it easy to work with remote servers:
https://github.com/subhra74/snowflake

darknet.py is a network application with no dependencies other than Python and TOR, to anonymize the traffic of Linux servers and workstations:
https://github.com/m...ersecoder/darknet.py

byenow is a command-line Windows utility for faster folder removal:
https://iobureau.com/byenow/
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« Reply #114 on: February 29, 2020, 08:03 AM »
badhost is a simple, easy to use badhost blocker that uses the power of the pf firewall to block many of the internet's biggest irritants. Annoyances such as SSH and SMTP bruteforcers are largely eliminated. Shodan scans and bots looking for webservers to abuse are stopped dead in their tracks:
https://geoghegan.ca/pfbadhost.html

Unbound-adblock is an easy to use network adblocker. It allows you to block online advertisements network wide and thus block ads on devices that otherwise don't support traditional browser-based adblockers such as uBlock Origin, Adblock Plus etc.:
https://geoghegan.ca...unbound-adblock.html

Delta Chat is like Telegram or Whatsapp but without the tracking or central control:
https://delta.chat/en/

Nushell - a new type of shell:
https://www.nushell.sh/

Lines is a modern and minimalist text editor - IDE with support for over 150 programming languages, embedded code inspectors and many other cool tools to help you write better code:
https://www.creatixbih.com/lines

Service Security Editor - easily allow (or deny) a user the ability to start, stop, pause or modify any Windows Service with just a few clicks of your mouse:
https://www.coretech...rviceSecurityEditor/

Reanimator free is a software for removing Trojans/Adware/Spyware/Malware and some of the rootkits:
http://greatis.com/s...rity/reanimator.html

File2HD.com - download any file from any site:
http://file2hd.com/

POP Peeper free is an email notifier that runs in your Windows taskbar and alerts you when you have new email:
https://www.esumsoft...products/pop-peeper/
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« Reply #115 on: March 19, 2020, 08:24 PM »
It's written in Rust, you can install and compile on Windows (or even compile it under WSL - Windows Subsystem for Linux) ... try the attached.

I suppose this is rather late, but just tried without WSL and it compiled and ran fine in my limited testing.

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« Reply #116 on: March 19, 2020, 11:56 PM »
It's written in Rust, you can install and compile on Windows (or even compile it under WSL - Windows Subsystem for Linux) ... try the attached.

I suppose this is rather late, but just tried without WSL and it compiled and ran fine in my limited testing.

I know, I attached a Windows compiled version to my post - the mention of WSL was just in case someone felt like going that way, (eg. keep it all under the WSL subsystem as a Linux program rather than install compilers, etc into their Windows environment to get it).

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« Reply #117 on: March 21, 2020, 08:50 AM »

Here is a bonus! ★★★★★

FlashFolder (sourceforge)
Works on windows 7/10 32/64!!

Des:
Open file/folder, save as dialog enhancer, which can quick switch between folders. See demo
flashfolder_demo.gifsome useful but less-known software. share your list!!!

Note:
1. Don't forget the patched DLL. It fixes bug -- remember view mode
2. You will find it doesn't work on some/most software's Open file/folder, save as dialog after a reboot.
Personally I found two solution for it.
    a. You have to restart flashfolder service manually on each reboot.
    b. You can take ownership(full control) of the FlashFolder64.exe(namely c:\Program Files\FlashFolder\FlashFolder64.exe) for your current account/user. And you only need to do this for once.
        right click -- switch to security tab -- select user(yourself), you can figure it out with your email -- full control      done!

There are some other good stuff, but this time only for this one :tellme:

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« Reply #118 on: March 23, 2020, 08:11 AM »
I know, I attached a Windows compiled version to my post - the mention of WSL was just in case someone felt like going that way, (eg. keep it all under the WSL subsystem as a Linux program rather than install compilers, etc into their Windows environment to get it).

Ah, I saw the attachment, but I see I didn't read your post closely enough, sorry about that.

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« Reply #119 on: March 23, 2020, 08:14 AM »
Nushell - a new type of shell:
https://www.nushell.sh/

Coincidentally, just installed this within the last week :)  The attraction points for me were: multi-platfom + written in Rust.

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« Reply #120 on: March 24, 2020, 11:08 AM »
Open Live Writer is a powerful, lightweight blog editor:
http://openlivewriter.org/

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« Reply #121 on: March 25, 2020, 05:08 AM »
PatchMyPC (FREEWARE)

Patch My PC Home Updater is a free, easy-to-use, portable program that keeps over 300 common third-party applications up-to-date on your PC. Let us take the tedious work out of installing and keeping your apps up-to-date to and stay more secure!

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« Reply #122 on: March 25, 2020, 06:03 AM »
Well I had a lot of work to do changing service and task passwords (including boxes with a hundred or more tasks) and was not looking forward to manual process or debugging powershells. But I located Service Credentials Manager from CJWDEV. I actually sprung for the Standard (paid) edition which I downloaded and it worked excellently.

SERVICE CREDENTIALS MANAGER
Version 2.3.0

SCMEasily track down all of the Windows services and scheduled tasks using a specific account
When it comes to changing an admin or service account password there is almost always at least one service or scheduled task that is only discovered when the service stops working after the password change, so this tool was developed to help make sure you have discovered every single one and it can also update the password on each of them remotely for you.

Free Edition (Version 2.0.1)   Standard Edition (Version 2.3.0)
Free Download   Buy

Free Edition
The free edition is provided in the hope that it is useful to fellow IT Pros, it is not intended to just be a trial/demo of the standard edition (though you could use it as such if you are considering purchasing the standard edition). Whilst some features are only available in the standard edition, the free edition can still save you hours of work tracking down all the services and tasks using a specified account. See below for a summary of the features that can be found in the free edition (and the additional features in the standard edition)

Time Saving - Scan any number of servers to automatically find all Windows services and scheduled tasks and see who they are running as
Import Computers - Import a list of computers to scan from an Active Directory OU, CSV file, or manually type them in
Task Scheduler 2.0 Compatible - Works with Server 2008 format scheduled tasks as well as XP/2003 format
Intelligent - Automatically looks up alternate formats for the username you specify (i.e. searching for DOMAIN\User will also find [email protected])
Fast - Uses native Windows APIs (does not rely on WMI) and multi-threading to query multiple remote servers quickly
Managed Service Account Aware - Works with Managed Service Accounts, allowing you to find and update services running under MSA credentials

Standard Edition
Standard edition includes all of the features included in the free edition listed above, as well as the following features:
Automate Credential Changes - Remotely update any services/tasks you want to change credentials for
Find Specific Accounts Only - Option to find only services/tasks that are running as a specific account and to exclude built in system accounts
Export Results - Export the list of results to native Excel file, CSV file or HTML file
Correct Service Dependency Handling - After updating credentials, dependant services are restarted in the correct order to avoid failures
Automatically Grants Required Rights - Automatically grants the new account the Log On As A Service right on the computer the service resides on
Alternate Credentials - Optionally specify alternate credentials to be used for individual computers in the report

ONE NOTE HOWEVER, it appears the developer has been missing for several years. The site and payment systems work fine (did for me in the US) but you can find stories from other people that, for example they did not download the full set of tools they bought right away and the download links have expired.
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« Reply #123 on: April 01, 2020, 02:30 AM »
Hi everyone,

Here is my (in-progress) list of lesser known software, which have and continue to help make my PC life easier:

01. Spaceman 99: My first choice for finding and deleting duplicate files, using different criteria, finding and removing empty folders, and checking how much space folders on my drives are taking up. It has an easy to use windows explorer like interface. Costs USD 20.00 for perpetual licence. I have mine since at least a decade.

02. Quick Access Popup: Found this gem of a Speed multi-purpose launcher and folder switcher just a couple of years back. Freeware for Windows, but also available as a donationware for pro features.

03. (and so on): Will be added from time to time.

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« Reply #124 on: April 01, 2020, 02:03 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...