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Alternatives to Movable Type

Is there an alternative to Movable Type that is a decent open source publishing blog platform that can be fully programmed to be graphically modified and inserted into a custom website? [more inside]
posted by miss tea on Dec 12, 2013 - 5 answers

 

Software for creating a software gallery/"app store"-like system?

Our academic software project needs a self-hosted software gallery or "store", not to sell anything but rather to let people find and download software. I think what would work well is a store/gallery system similar to http://apps.usa.gov and http://apps.shopify.com (except our software is not mobile, but rather desktop software). Does anyone know of an open-source "app store infrastructure" system that we could use as a starting point? [more inside]
posted by StrawberryPie on Oct 4, 2013 - 9 answers

2D CAD software for Mac. Cheap or free.

This is my need: 2D drawing software for Mac that can output in a format suitable for commercial laser cutting devices. [more inside]
posted by tim_in_oz on Oct 1, 2013 - 5 answers

checkButton1 = Tkinter.Checkbutton(master=root, command=lambd GAH FORGET IT I GIVE UP

I'd like your recommendations for online learn-to-touch-type software! [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin on Aug 22, 2012 - 4 answers

free windows software

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 - 16 answers

Best free software and websites for learning languages?

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 - 17 answers

Crap, I told them I could do this, and now I can't.

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 - 18 answers

Effect of torrents and/or free downloads on culture generally

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 - 12 answers

Autotune my desperate efforts

Autotune for the amateur non-singer parodist - can it be done for free? [more inside]
posted by Sparx on Sep 14, 2010 - 5 answers

A free Dreamweaver wanted.

What is your favorite free html/css gui editor? [more inside]
posted by spaghetti on Feb 5, 2010 - 15 answers

What is the best free blogging site?

What is the best free blogging site? [more inside]
posted by wwartorff on Jan 28, 2010 - 23 answers

Splitting a PDF by bookmark

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 - 2 answers

Managing projects with no resources

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 - 5 answers

Need Alternative to Text Editing

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 - 12 answers

Free furniture/room layout software?

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 - 10 answers

Opensource Wiki Software

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 - 6 answers

Free Stupid Spreadsheet?

Please recommend a free and very stupid spreadsheet for Mac. [more inside]
posted by eccnineten on Mar 24, 2008 - 8 answers

Free CSV to TAB?

Converting CSV to TAB: is there a free software for this? [more inside]
posted by Oneirokritikos on Feb 28, 2008 - 14 answers

I am looking for a free download accelerator/manager for Mac.

I am looking for a free download accelerator/manager for Mac. [more inside]
posted by anthropoid on Feb 4, 2008 - 12 answers

Bridging the OSS cross-platform gap.

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 - 20 answers

Free software for kids aged 3 to 7?

Free software recommendations for kids aged 3 to 7. Fun and /or educational. [more inside]
posted by Mom on Jul 5, 2007 - 6 answers

Video Editing Software Challenge

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 - 9 answers

Are there any essays or studies naming and analyzing the concept of 'freedom' as developed on the internet?

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 - 14 answers

Help Migrate Data from Ancient Machine

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 - 7 answers

Home Budget Software

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 - 10 answers

Free LAN Software Recommendations?

Any free 2000/XP networking software the hive mind can recommend? [more inside]
posted by raydexter on Jul 16, 2006 - 4 answers

Microsoft's Virtual PC 2004 is now FREE - Does it work from MCE 2002?

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 - 4 answers

Software for nothing and graphics for free

Does anyone know where I can get a free (legal) copy of Paint Shop Pro? [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Jun 30, 2006 - 9 answers

Where can I find timeline software?

Can anyone recommend good timeline creating software (preferably free)? [more inside]
posted by Amizu on Mar 16, 2006 - 3 answers

Has TaxCut adopted AOL's marketing scheme?

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 - 17 answers

Any such thing as a free DVD/CD writing software?

Any such thing as a free DVD/CD writing software for Windows? [more inside]
posted by sublivious on Jan 16, 2006 - 8 answers

Defensive patents for free and open source software

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 - 5 answers

gardening software previously discussed?

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 - 2 answers

Does anyone know of a development tool vendor that provides free training (not online, but in person) , please share ?

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 - 2 answers

Free / open statistical software

Help me find free and/or open-source statistical software. [more inside]
posted by ROU_Xenophobe on Mar 24, 2005 - 11 answers

Superior free software?

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 - 24 answers

Blog Sitemeter

What free hit counter do you guys recommend for a blog?
posted by guictx on Feb 9, 2005 - 7 answers

Please recommend a free spam filter for Outlook Express

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 - 11 answers

Are there any free or open source shared calendar solutions?

Free/Open source shared calendar solutions? [mi] [more inside]
posted by reverendX on Jan 9, 2005 - 3 answers

What is the current best freeware audio editing application?

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 - 11 answers

Free software requirement for a "document dropbox"

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 - 7 answers

Best content management software for website management?

What is the best free or low-cost content management software for Web site management?
posted by tranquileye on Apr 28, 2004 - 7 answers

Is there a way to send faxes via web or email for free?

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 and MaxEmail, but neither are instilling confidence. Anyone?
posted by grabbingsand on Apr 16, 2004 - 6 answers

Family Tree Program

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 - 1 answer

What's the best email list software for OS X?

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 - 5 answers

Free software for manipulating TIFF images?

What's some good, preferably free software for manipulating TIFF images? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Jan 14, 2004 - 6 answers

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