I'm looking for fun (or at least interesting), freeware (not
just free) Windows games, created by amateurs or semi-amateurs. The folk art of video games, if you will. (I suppose the term "freeware" has fallen out of favor—but you know what I mean, yes?) [more inside]
Before building my own... does this software exist? I need to search a collection of PDF & Word files for key phrases, and dump the surrounding lines (x-m to x+n characters/lines, where x is the found phrase) into text files.
I occasionally need to search a few dozen files for a few dozen data items, which usually have some identifying text nearby. This needs to be automated.
Big bonus if it implements OCR, but that's not essential. Freeware, or cheapware, obviously is best. Windows-based is preferable, but I can do Linux.
Looking for a slick way to update the album artwork for a large (>150gb) music library on a PC. The key here is updating to HD
album artwork. My smartphone has a really high res screen and most artwork looks awful on it. What's the easiest, most painless way to do this (for free!
)? [more inside]
I need an online calendar that can be shared by numerous organizations. It must be printable (where class titles can be clearly read with a month on a page). I have tried Outlook and Google Calendar without success. [more inside]
Is there free or affordable software that can transpose scanned sheet music? [more inside]
I can't justify the cost of photoshop. What freeware/shareware/open-source image editor for Windows comes closest in terms of capabilities and/or interface? [more inside]
I have a .mov file and an .flv file that I need to burn on DVD so that they both play one after the other in a continuous loop. I have an XP computer and an iPad 1. Is there any freeware out there that can do this for me? [more inside]
What are the best online/freeware golf games? Either mini-golf or the full game is fine, and easily controllable with just the keyboard and mouse. [more inside]
I'm a new windows user. Recommend awesome software for me to try. [more inside]
Need a freeware source for an indie music generator that's easy to use. [more inside]
How's your little US nonprofit avoiding Adobe Acrobat and printing PDFs for free? [more inside]
Free materials tracking/inventory software specifically for nonprofits rather than businesses: does such a thing exist? [more inside]
I absolutely hate ads. No, really. What are some free
, great, ad-free
yet awesome apps? [more inside]
Are there any freeware programs for Mac that I can use to pull photos off of an iPod touch? [more inside]
I need a computer program that can take the text of my novel and scroll it across the laptop screen like one of those LED ticker scrolling signs in Times Square. [more inside]
mac filter: (free) app for quick, easy mp3 audio recording of spoken word? [more inside]
Software to create 3-d book cover image that is being held by a girl? [more inside]
MacFilter: Looking for a program or shell script that will allow me to quickly and easily scan my computer (Mac) for duplicates of images and consolidate them so that aren't redundant copies taking up space everywhere. [more inside]
I have trouble remembering to pay bills/bring stamps/find envelopes in a timely manner. But I don't like having my account auto-drafted. Is there anything do-it-yourself style that will send me an e-mail and I can click a button to approve a transaction to pay an amount specified by me to the company that needs paying (or something like that)? [more inside]
I am looking for a free web-based inventory system for a volunteer local government team. [more inside]
Is there any good free-ware video editing software? [more inside]
Looking for an old dos game with a bouncing ball that I played as a kid: [more inside]
Free stand-alone stats programs for Mac and/or Windows that have (at a minimum) two-way ANOVA and linear regression capabilities? Barring that, good resources for learning R? [more inside]
I need to edit a series of basic videos together within the next 24 hours. I have no idea what I'm doing! Please help me. [more inside]
I use a Mac. I'm looking for a simple freeware app that will scan a directory of images and sort them by resolution into directories named after their resolution size. Bulk preview, delete, etc is a plus but not necessary. [more inside]
I need a free database. Difficulty: EULA needs to permit government usage. [more inside]
Looking for freeware software to create Flash slideshows with audio options. Does such a thing exist and if so, where? Thanks.
Free screencapture program similar to Jing but with more editing features? [more inside]
I have a folder of 500+ movie clips and would like to know the total time duration when they are combined. Is there a freeware utility that can help me? I'm using Windows XP. Thanks-
Refurbishing an old laptop for use by a friend's 12-year-old daughter. Looking for free software suggestions, any other tips you care to offer. Laptop will mostly be used for schoolwork and freeing up mom's laptop while daughter checks email and chats with friends. [more inside]
Are there any free Mac programs to remove PDF encryption? [more inside]
Where can I find a freeware macro recorder (with smart recording ability)? [more inside]
I'm looking for an online or freeware map application that allows me to chart where I know people across the globe. This would serve the same purpose as a paper map on the wall with pins in it but would have more flexibility (zoom-in, link to info about the place etc.) If, for example, I were planning a trip to Thailand, I could open the map app and see that I have a couple acquaintances there and where exactly they live. [more inside]
How do I create a cross-tab from Census data (SF3)? [more inside]
I need the hive's help badly on this. I'm trying to find a program to walk a user through logical steps based on their answers to questions along the way. [more inside]
Corrupt PST file. How can I fix it for free? [more inside]
I am thinking about setting up a personal knowledge-base of items at work (Help Desk). Looking for a freeware app with a very simple notepad style interface, that will store mostly text based notes. A few preferences inside... [more inside]
MacFilter: Anyone know of a free way to add markups and comments to PDF files in OS X? [more inside]
Can you recommend a mini-spreadsheet program for Windows XP, preferably freeware? It will be running on a tiny laptop in a place with no internet access, so OpenOffice is too big and online solutions are too... online. [more inside]
Anyone know of some good freeware film scheduling software or templates? [more inside]
I want to text message from my PC and I'm not interested in international texting. Is there reliable freeware that doesn't need the carrier of the number I'm texting to, and doesn't load me or the recipient up with spam? I'll even pay for it, but I'm tired of going through my cellphone. Another question is, would the recipient and me get a text charge?
I'm interested in a random sampling of opinions regarding software. What titles do you swear by shareware over freeware alternatives? [more inside]
What's a good Windows XP open source/freeware sound recorder that is easy for someone with vision deficits to use? Suggestions for a microphone also welcome. Details and... [more inside]
Seeking software for scanning old paper photos into digital format. I'm hoping to find something that will automatically crop to borders of the photo so I don't need to manually crop every one in Photoshop. Bonus points if it will automatically resize all the scanned images into a specific resolution size. [more inside]
I'm a writer who needs to learn how to draw illustrations for my manuals. And I need to learn fast
. [more inside]
What is the simplest way (free or otherwise) to convert M4P and M4A audio files to MP3 en masse?
Where can I find a freeware date-generating task calendar? [more inside]
Really cool freeware word games? [more inside]
Where can I find more free nature soundscapes like the Thunderstorm at SimpleNoise.com
to download? [more inside]
Free autodialer? My son's school, which is financially challenged, used to have an autodialer to update parents on current events. This was great for the community; many parents are overwhelmed, and information isn't always timely when it comes from the kids. Also, 3 of 5 schoolbuses are being cancelled, and it would help coordinate 'walking school buses.' All participation would be voluntary. I've seen some free ones online, but originating in Moscow, McAffee-flagged, etc. Any safe suggestions?