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  • Started 3 years ago by Hatryst
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ZakirAhmed
ZakirAhmed
Posts: 133

Alarm Clock Software: http://freealarmclocksoftware.com/

Posted 2 years ago
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vistamike
vistamike
Posts: 10945

ZakirAhmed, please don't use BB code on the main forum page. Thanks.

Mike

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hatryst
hatryst
Posts: 3482

Thanks for the contribution ZA, much appreciated !
(A bit large text is okay, and text is preferred to be black on the main forum. In OT, you're allowed to do anything legal :) )

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ZakirAhmed
ZakirAhmed
Posts: 133

Oh, sorry. I didn't know. I thought I was told to keep questions about BBCode off the main forum. You see, it wasn't too clear (http://www.howtogeek.com/forum.....tg-forums?).
I spent so long on that post that got changed by some mod, looking for features of about 30 text editors, comparing them and narrowing them down to a few, collecting their links and download links from different mirrors and now it got deleted.
Please, to the mod that deleted it, next time you change the post, have the decency to keep it somewhere so we can ask back for the hard work and so we can edit it.

@Hatryst. The big text was because I changed the font to 12. Something went wrong and it came out that big.

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vistamike
vistamike
Posts: 10945

ZakirAhmed, I am the mod in this case. By all means test in off topic, no probs. Main forum is not on.

Posted 2 years ago
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ZakirAhmed
ZakirAhmed
Posts: 133

Thankyou vistamike. You were very helpful.

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vistamike
vistamike
Posts: 10945

To you too and I hope you meant that well

Posted 2 years ago
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ZakirAhmed
ZakirAhmed
Posts: 133

But I don't know how you were helpful.

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GeorgiaTink
GeorgiaTink
Posts: 1

I like it! Thank you!

Posted 2 years ago
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ZakirAhmed
ZakirAhmed
Posts: 133

There are so many good free NotePad alternatives which have many more features than notepad:

Windows:

- Notepad++
___(Download Link 1 | Download Link 2 | Download Link 3)

- Notepad2
___(Download Link 1 | Download Link 2 | Download Link 3)

- ConTEXT
___(Download Link)

- Crimson Editor
___(Download Link 1 | Download Link 2 | Download Link 3)

- Programmer's Notepad
___(Download Link 1 | Download Link 2 | Download Link 3)

- PSPad
___(Download Link 1 | Download Link 2)

.

Mac:

- Aquamacs
___(Download Link 1 | Download Link 2 | Download Link 3)

- Smultron
___(Download Link 1 | Download Link 2)

- TextWrangler
___(Download Link 1 | Download Link 2)

.

Both:

- Komodo Edit
___(Download Link 1 | Download Link 2: Windows - Mac - Linux)

- jEdit
___(Download Link 1 | Download Link 2 (Only Windows): | Download Link 3: Windows - Mac - Linux)

- Vim
___(Download Link 1 | Download Link 2: Windows - Mac - Linux)

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Best ones (In terms of features):
Windows: Notepad++
Mac: Aquamacs
Linux: Vim

.

Click here to get a better (better layout) version of this post (http://www.howtogeek.com/forum.....ernatives?).

Posted 2 years ago
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Peralot
Posts: 2

I am a big proponent of open-source software.

Disk Defragmenter: Auslogics Disk Defrag or Defraggler
Temp File / Cookie / History / Regstry Cleaner: CCleaner
File Archiver: 7-Zip
Uninstaller: Revo Uninstaller

PDF Tools: PDFill

FTP Client (& Server): Filezilla
Telnet / SSH client: PuTTY
VNC Software: UltraVNC or TightVNC
Remote Desktop: TeamViewer
WiFi Monitor / Finder: inSSIDer
Network Monitor: Axence NetTools or Microsoft Network Monitor
Protocol Analyser / Packet Sniffer: Wireshark or Cain & Abel or Angry IP Scanner

Video Transcoder: HandBrake
DVD Decrypter: DVD43
Media Player / Entertainment Centre software: XBMC
Music Editor: Audacity

Posted 2 years ago
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semiretired
semiretired
Posts: 1214

I just installed PC Wizard on my flash drive and it's pretty cool about telling you everything about a computer, including the peripherals. It says my nVidia GTS250 video card is running at 50c. Is that high?

Posted 2 years ago
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mysterchr
mysterchr
Posts: 20

Just wanted to throw out there that I use Paint.net for photo editing, which is free and really B.A.

Posted 2 years ago
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StringJunky
StringJunky
Posts: 2454

mysterchr

Paint.net has a plugin pack if you didn't know:

http://paint.net.amihotornot.c.....uginsPack/

Team that with Fastone image Viewer and that just about covers all my photo file needs. :)

http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDownload.htm

Tony

Posted 2 years ago
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LH
LH
Posts: 20002

Tony. I second you on Fastone Image Viewer. Have used it for ages.

Posted 2 years ago
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StringJunky
StringJunky
Posts: 2454

LH, It's an awesome file manipulator for such a small package isn't it?

Posted 2 years ago
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vistamike
vistamike
Posts: 10945

Another I've been playing with is

http://rawtherapee.com/

Short read up here

It works fine in Win 7 32 and 64 bit

Mike

Posted 2 years ago
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LH
LH
Posts: 20002

Tony, yep :)

I'll throw in this too,
http://getgreenshot.org/

Posted 2 years ago
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StringJunky
StringJunky
Posts: 2454

I shall have a play with that Mike. :)

Tony

Posted 2 years ago
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vistamike
vistamike
Posts: 10945

And this one, which is proving very interesting with a project I'm working on at mo. Meant to include.

http://www.photopos.com/Photo-.....Editor.asp

Mike

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