The Old "Best Free Software" Thread (Windows Mostly)

Re: The Old "Best Free Software" Thread (Windows Mostly)

PostBy: jpete On: Mon Jun 29, 2009 3:10 pm

How about one for identifying duplicate photo files even if they don't have the same name? I had "Reasonable NoClone" but I don't think the free version was all that good and I don't want to buy something I hopefully only need once.
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Re: The Old "Best Free Software" Thread (Windows Mostly)

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Jun 29, 2009 3:30 pm

I don't have any suggestions but if you a do check for "CRC" follwed by terms like checker or comapre you should be able to dig something up.
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Re: The Old "Best Free Software" Thread (Windows Mostly)

PostBy: Horace On: Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:27 am

Ever wonder what's taking up so much space on your hard drive? Sure, you can search all over your drives to find it, or you use this:

<LINK REMOVED>

I like it for two reasons:
(1) it sounds like windowstats, and that still cracks me up.
(2) it makes it really easy to find stuff that maybe you forgot about (or didn't realize was there - for instance, how much space does you inbox take up?) and get rid of it. Click on any of the "blobs" in the bottom pane and it will show you what the directory and files are. I found and removed a lot of crap with this program.
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Reason: Removed dead link
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Re: The Old "Best Free Software" Thread (Windows Mostly)

PostBy: Horace On: Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:26 am

I've used this one for quite a while. I wanted an alternative to Windows' quick launch bar, and I like the way the Mac OS's launch bar looks.

http://www.rocketdock.com

There's a short video that shows it to you. What they don't show is how customizable it is. I have mine hidden on the left side of the screen so that it pops out only when I mouseover it. It's very slick.
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Re: The Old "Best Free Software" Thread (Windows Mostly)

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:00 am

Horace--this one took me to a Turbo-Tax site???
Horace wrote:Ever wonder what's taking up so much space on your hard drive? Sure, you can search all over your drives to find it, or you use this:

<LINK REMOVED>

I like it for two reasons:
(1) it sounds like windowstats, and that still cracks me up.
(2) it makes it really easy to find stuff that maybe you forgot about (or didn't realize was there - for instance, how much space does you inbox take up?) and get rid of it. Click on any of the "blobs" in the bottom pane and it will show you what the directory and files are. I found and removed a lot of crap with this program.
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Re: The Old "Best Free Software" Thread (Windows Mostly)

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:57 am

freetown fred wrote:Horace--this one took me to a Turbo-Tax site???


That domain is dead, you should get a 404 error or page not found, something is redirecting your browser. Could be a lot of things but likely your ISP.

Try this link:

<removed link>
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Re: The Old "Best Free Software" Thread (Windows Mostly)

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:27 pm

Gottcha ;) Thanx Richard :)
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Re: The Old "Best Free Software" Thread (Windows Mostly)

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:11 pm

I got nothing on that link ...... :lol:



Sorry .... :oops:
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Re: The Old "Best Free Software" Thread (Windows Mostly)

PostBy: Horace On: Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:29 pm

Sorry, guys, but I posted that one near the end of 2009. You can still get the program, and it's still very cool:

http://windirstat.info/
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Re: The Old "Best Free Software" Thread (Windows Mostly)

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:46 am

I guess if you understand it, it is cool. Sure is pretty looking--I think I'll stick with getting some fields plowed up over the next few days. toothy
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Re: The Old "Best Free Software" Thread (Windows Mostly)

PostBy: Horace On: Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:50 pm

I recently found a new music player/library program to replace Winamp. Somewhat similar in style, but simpler in design and use.
http://getmusicbee.com/

VLC Player seems to be the reigning champ in media players, then Pot Player came along. Similar in many ways, but in my experience uses 75% less memory when running.
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content ... dia-player

I'm finding loads of really good, free, safe programs here:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/
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Re: The Old "Best Free Software" Thread (Windows)

PostBy: av8r On: Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:14 pm

I used Winmerge when I changed out our edge ASA 5530 firewalls this summer. 300+ rules plus ISAKMP, IPSEC, CRYPTO and more crap in there....what a Godsend!

Richard S. wrote:WinMerge where have you been my whole life.
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Re: The Old "Best Free Software" Thread (Windows Mostly)

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Re: The Old "Best Free Software" Thread (Windows Mostly)

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Re: The Old "Best Free Software" Thread (Windows Mostly)

PostBy: Yanche On: Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:07 pm

ZTreeWin is a fast and flexible text-mode file/directory manager for all versions of Windows.

http://www.ztree.com/html/ztreewin.htm

A modern update of the DOS xtree. Much more capable and very, very useful for maintaining your files in an organized manner. It's nag-wear so after 31 days it will nag you to buy a copy. It's will still fully work after 31 days. Highly recommended.
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