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#61 TDT


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Posted 02 November 2011 - 07:49

I don't know if this was answered before or not, but is Adobe Reader free for business use? Not redistribution, just regular use on company pc's. If it is, can someone please point me to the "proof", because I don't see anything about this in that stupid eula... Thank you. :)

#62 +Vykranth


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Posted 07 November 2011 - 13:26

Desktop & Explorer (Category 11-10)

Better Explorer - http://bexplorer.codeplex.com/

A replacement of standard windows explorer with more features for more convenient work! One of that is Tabs, Ribbon interface, additional conditional tabs and so on!

#63 ellenswine



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Posted 08 December 2011 - 06:57

Can I suggest the Lan messenger used inside our company :laugh:
BigAnt office messenger :An instant messaging program for secure business conversation, 10users license is free.

#64 616e6f6e



  • Joined: 27-July 10
  • Location: 'Murka
  • OS: Windows 7 x64

Posted 15 January 2012 - 17:33

1-4a Rename
A mass file renamer. I used this religiously until I discovered ReNamer, which I found much easier to use, but 1-4a is still one of my favourites. It's a standalone program (i.e. no installation required) and the entirety of the functionality/interface is contained on one large screen.

AHK BBCodeWriter
This program allows you to type up BBCode forum posts offline with the ability to preview them as they'd appear online, including emoticons.

Android Sync Manager WiFi
Along with the corresponding (free) app on your Android device this program allows you to sync your device with your PC over the WiFi connection.

Takes .srt subtitles and adds them to the AVI container (i.e. the video is not re-encoded). It converts the original .srt into XSub or idx/sub formats, depending on your needs.

Convert AVI to MP4
A basic yet extremely useful tool for doing the obvious. It only allows you to convert one file at a time, and there's no control over the internal settings of the program, but it works perfectly. I've found that the converted file almost always plays on the PS3 whereas the converted MP4 files from other software don't.

This program comes bundled with Malwarebytes' Anti-malware, but it's also available as a separate program. It's a file unlocker/deleter.

Applian FLV Player
Self-explanatory! The only thing I should mention is that after installation the final part of the setup wizard asks if you want to install Freecoder Toolbar, and the option is ticked automatically, so don't be too hasty as you click through.

A MIDI/SMF/RCP player which emulates the sound of 8-bit audio similar to that of the old games consoles and chiptunes.

Mega Manager
For users of MegaUpload.com with either a free or premium account, it allows you to upload and download to/from the website and manage various aspects of the process.

Net Transport (Free)
This is a download manager much like the plethora of others out there, but this one can handle RTSP protocols which means downloading streaming media is possible. The link provided is to the last free version of the program (it's now paid) and the download link provided on the page is to a file hosting service. I'm not sure if this is permitted, but it's there if you want it.

NoSleep HD
A tiny standalone program which prevents your external hard drives from sleeping by simply writing to a text file on each selected drive at the time intervals you require.

Allows you to edit .msi installation packages. It is no longer officially supported by Microsoft but it still works fine. If you have PC DVD backups and wish to split them into CDs, or vice versa, you'll most likely need this program along the way.

Upload pasted text from your PC to the Pastebin website and control how it will be presented. It requires you to have a free login account to be used. It's also available for many other OSs and even comes in the form of browser extensions/add-ons.

Wim's World Clock
Displays multiple time zones of your choosing from a System Tray icon. It can be hovered over to show a tooltip or can be clicked to show a configurable window displaying the times/dates. It optionally syncs itself with a selection of government time websites.

XdN Tweaker
Allows you to tweak various aspects of Windows. Works with XP > Windows 7.

#65 616e6f6e



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Posted 01 February 2012 - 14:39

I'm not sure if it's just me but the dashes between the category numbers in the Table of Contents are somehow a different character than the dashes used throughout the rest of the thread, making it tricky to use Ctrl+F to find anything. It hasn't always been this way, which is the weird part! Does anyone else have this problem?

#66 Cheryl_27



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Posted 27 March 2012 - 16:56

The link in category 32-20 Security - File Shredders, for Free File Wiper has changed to http://www.myportablesoftware.com/

#67 616e6f6e



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Posted 22 April 2012 - 20:19

Essentially an Android emulator for Windows. It's still in BETA stages but it works quite well with most apps already (as of today I've personally tested it with Words with Friends, Hanging with Friends, Android Market and Get Jar!).

ChromePlus is now called CoolNovo

Comodo Dragon Browser
A free browser based on Chromium with extra emphasis on privacy and security.

A comic book reader which I personally find much easier to use than ComicRack.

Spider Player is now discontinued and as a result the developer is now offering the Pro license for free.

#68 moloko


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Posted 11 September 2012 - 05:12

spider player looks intersting. WOW there is even a portable verision!!!

#69 mk2001


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Posted 26 September 2012 - 05:17

Wow, your guys have provide so many software.

YesterData Photo Recovery Free to recover one photo/picture/psd files.

#70 DGMurdockIII



  • Joined: 03-July 08
  • Location: Indianapolis, IN

Posted 01 December 2012 - 14:48

here are four free cad programs

LibreCAD - http://librecad.org/cms/home.html

BRL-CAD - http://brlcad.org/

FreeCAD - http://sourceforge.n...title=Main_Page

QCAD - http://www.ribbonsoft.com/en/qcad

#71 Copernic


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Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:32

You can recover the lost pictures with data recovery software. I've tried iDisksoft Data Recovery, the deep recovery mode is powerful and helped me recover files. Free to download it from http://www.idisksoft.com

SPAM. Your software is ''free to download'' and not FREEWARE.

#72 monkeylove



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Posted 18 February 2013 - 18:58

An anti-spam program:

G-Lock Spam Combat:


#73 tf76



  • Joined: 12-November 04

Posted 15 May 2013 - 13:09

Found this the other day.

oCam - Screen recorder


#74 CLontario



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 13:16

Wasn't there a web site that did this same thing?

#75 ShockD



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 10:20

Found this the other day.

oCam - Screen recorder



Might as well be interested in CamStudio, been using it for a while and works like a charm except that it generates relatively bigger in size video files.