Can't afford to buy software. Seeking free windows software programs (any programs!) that are as good or better than their for-cost counterparts. What can you recommend?
posted by luvmywife
on Jul 24, 2012 -
What are the best free websites and software for adults to use when trying to learn foreign languages? [more inside]
posted by mortaddams
on Jan 12, 2012 -
How can I create a .pdf form that a) is able to be filled out, and b) will tally a running total of the "score" as it is filled in? The problem: I need a free
program. [more inside]
posted by woodvine
on Dec 9, 2011 -
Have you read or can you point me to any interesting articles about what will be the future of media like films/software/books given the way they are all being distributed online via torrent sites & the like. Will copyright go away or what? I am looking for INTERESTING theoretical speculations, not some person just saying the letter of the current law will be enforced or the usual doomsday-talk.
posted by cmp4Meta
on Jun 15, 2011 -
Autotune for the amateur non-singer parodist - can it be done for free? [more inside]
posted by Sparx
on Sep 14, 2010 -
I'm looking for some inexpensive/free solution to splitting a PDF by bookmark (first level bookmark), and using the bookmark names for the filenames of the split PDF. [more inside]
posted by Ritchie
on May 28, 2009 -
I would like to use project management software to track medium- to long-term library public services projects. I need it to be a) free, b) web-based, and c) hosted. Am I SOL? [more inside]
posted by cereselle
on Mar 31, 2009 -
Need a Ultra Edit Windows Free Alternative for a Not For Profit Organization. Meaning "free for non-commercial use" doesn't apply to us. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by bleucube
on Nov 6, 2008 -
I'm looking for free OS X or Windows software that will allow me to draw a room and furniture to scale and move things around to find the best layout. Extra points for simplicity and ease of use.
posted by JPDD
on Aug 30, 2008 -
Open source Wiki software!
I'm looking to setup an open source wiki service very similar to wikipedia.org (but slightly different). However I know there is open source software available to download... [more inside]
posted by spinko
on Apr 20, 2008 -
Firefox seems like the odd man out, being a GUI application that is not just open-source but also compiles and runs on Windows, Mac OS and Linux -- consistently and equally well. What other GUI-based applications that are like this; being open-source and that support all three platforms natively? [more inside]
posted by I EAT TAPAS
on Aug 3, 2007 -
Free software recommendations for kids aged 3 to 7. Fun and /or educational. [more inside]
posted by Mom
on Jul 5, 2007 -
Video Editing Filter: Does anyone know of free or almost free software that is even just a little better than Windows Movie Maker? [more inside]
posted by snsranch
on May 5, 2007 -
Are there any essays or studies naming and analyzing the concept of 'freedom' as developed on the internet? [more inside]
posted by Lockeownzj00
on Apr 3, 2007 -
Help me transfer selected files from a computer running DOS to an XP machine via a parallel cable, and let's see if we can do it for free. [more inside]
posted by chitlin
on Feb 7, 2007 -
I'm looking for free or invexpensive Home Budget Software. I've seen the previous AskMe and have searched download.com. [more inside]
posted by snsranch
on Nov 12, 2006 -
Seeing that it's now free
, can Microsoft's Virtual PC 2004 work with Windows Media Center Edition 2002 - sp2 as the host OS? [more inside]
posted by Jhaus
on Jul 12, 2006 -
Can anyone recommend good timeline creating software (preferably free)? [more inside]
posted by Amizu
on Mar 16, 2006 -
I received an unsolicited copy of TaxCut in the mail. Has anyone else? Am I just lucky, or is something up? [more inside]
posted by clearlynuts
on Jan 29, 2006 -
Defensive patents for free and open source software: can I bind a specific type of license with a patent ? [more inside]
posted by a007r
on Jan 11, 2006 -
sometime in the last week or so, there was a thread on the blue that (i seem to recall) had something to do with growing vegetables... or horticulture... or something. and in the comments i'm nearly sure i saw a link to some sort of software that would let you mess with the pH levels in your soil, lighting levels, etc... like a "sim-'growing things'" kind of software. [more inside]
posted by radiosilents
on Apr 26, 2005 -
Does anyone know of a software development tool vendor that provides free training (not online, but in person) , please share ?
It doesnt matter what kind of software development tool vendor it is. Any will do.
posted by jaydedx
on Apr 14, 2005 -
What examples are there of consumer-grade open source software whose quality surpasses that of closed source, proprietary software? [more inside]
posted by pealco
on Mar 15, 2005 -
What free hit counter do you guys recommend for a blog?
posted by guictx
on Feb 9, 2005 -
What is a decent, free spam filter for Outlook Express? Suggestions that I use another mail client are not necessary.
posted by pieoverdone
on Feb 5, 2005 -
What is the current best freeware audio editing application? The specific need is for ripping a cd, then playing it back slower without altering the key.
posted by gnz2001
on Jul 20, 2004 -
I'm looking for some (free) software that will let me set up a "document dropbox" on my web server. Basically I want to upload files and then have them be available -- through a nice-looking interface -- to users of my choosing. Searching Google and Sourceforge hasn't found me anything useful yet, although bytehoard
is about 25% of the way there.
posted by Aaorn
on May 27, 2004 -
What is the best free or low-cost content management software for Web site management?
posted by tranquileye
on Apr 28, 2004 -
Is there a free alternative to eFax
for sending faxes via the web or via email? eFax has increased their setup fee to about $26, and all I need to do is send two faxes over this coming weekend. That's all. I've looked at send2fax
, but neither are instilling confidence. Anyone?
posted by grabbingsand
on Apr 16, 2004 -
Is there a free/cheap family-tree program (for the PC) that outputs in ascii text (with dashes, pipe-symbols, etc. as the connectors between people) or HTML format?
posted by grumblebee
on Feb 9, 2004 -
What's the best (free, easy to install, doesn't hog resources) emai list software for OS X?
I've been running Macjordomo, but it is buggy and hogs resources, slowing down my machine. I manage about 10 local lists, with not more than 20 members of each list.
I thank you, MeFi gestalt...
posted by mecran01
on Jan 23, 2004 -
What's some good, preferably free software for manipulating TIFF images? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by Jimbob
on Jan 14, 2004 -