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"Nah, boss; I'm just a speedreader"

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.
posted by IAmBroom on Feb 12, 2014 - 9 answers

Calendar solution for scheduling shared space

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]
posted by fieldtrip on Oct 17, 2013 - 2 answers

Software to transpose non-digital music?

Is there free or affordable software that can transpose scanned sheet music? [more inside]
posted by lemoncakeisalie on May 5, 2012 - 8 answers

What is great and useful windows 7 software?

I'm a new windows user. Recommend awesome software for me to try. [more inside]
posted by Winnemac on Aug 24, 2011 - 29 answers

Free inventory software for nonprofits?

Free materials tracking/inventory software specifically for nonprofits rather than businesses: does such a thing exist? [more inside]
posted by naoko on Jul 3, 2011 - 3 answers

I want to scroll my novel across my screen like a LED sign.

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]
posted by Sully on Jan 6, 2011 - 5 answers

Is there a tool to help me consolidate all these image files?

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]
posted by Bengston on Oct 26, 2010 - 3 answers

Not broke, just disorganized with a disorganized income.

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]
posted by Ys on Aug 6, 2010 - 15 answers

Where can I find free inventory software for volunteer rescue team?

I am looking for a free web-based inventory system for a volunteer local government team. [more inside]
posted by PerpetualPermutation on Jul 20, 2010 - 2 answers

How do I make this thing? (video-editing mystery)

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]
posted by SebastianKnight on May 17, 2010 - 7 answers

Free screenshot program with good editing features?

Free screencapture program similar to Jing but with more editing features? [more inside]
posted by ptsampras14 on Mar 27, 2010 - 7 answers

Are there any free Mac programs to remove PDF encryption?

Are there any free Mac programs to remove PDF encryption? [more inside]
posted by raddevon on Dec 12, 2009 - 6 answers

Programs to work with Census data?

How do I create a cross-tab from Census data (SF3)? [more inside]
posted by qldaddy on Oct 30, 2009 - 14 answers

Personal Knowledgebase Software?

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]
posted by AltReality on Sep 2, 2009 - 9 answers

What's the best shareware (not freeware)?

I'm interested in a random sampling of opinions regarding software. What titles do you swear by shareware over freeware alternatives? [more inside]
posted by teg4rvn on Jul 1, 2009 - 18 answers

Audio files for non-audiophiles

What is the simplest way (free or otherwise) to convert M4P and M4A audio files to MP3 en masse?
posted by fusinski on Mar 1, 2009 - 13 answers

Older version of Filezilla, or newer version of something else?

Older versions of Filezilla? Or another freeware ftp client that can handle SSH and SSL? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Apr 7, 2008 - 8 answers

What are the lightest-weight antispyware and antivirus programs?

What is a good lightweight anti-spyware/anti-virus application that wouldn't slow down an already old, slow computer, and would act as an extra layer on top of good behavior and careful Firefox usage? [more inside]
posted by Ricket on Feb 16, 2008 - 16 answers

Looking for a good Photography editing software.

Looking for a good Photography editing software. [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on Jan 4, 2008 - 19 answers

What cheap software or webapps can I recommend to help my friend manage her small business?

What free or cheap software, or webapps, can I recommend to help my friend manage and build her small business, a salon? Although there is software out there specifically made for this purpose, it seems out of her price range and shares a lot in common with more general software. [more inside]
posted by abkadefgee on Dec 13, 2007 - 8 answers

Comic nerd's dream/nightmare come true!

I get to take an inventory of my work's comic library. Fun, yes - but also... Yikes. There has to be a better way to track our comics than this clunky excel spreadsheet. And I'm no wiz at filemaker. Is there a free/cheap software that can help? [more inside]
posted by fillsthepews on May 2, 2007 - 15 answers

Best free XP backup/restore software?

Best free backup-recovery software for Windows XP Home? [more inside]
posted by rxrfrx on Jan 12, 2007 - 8 answers

freeware cdrw software???

I'm looking for freeware cdrw software that will allow me to use cdrw's like they are floppy disk. I know this can be done using roxio etc but I would like to know if any free versions exist. thanks and it will be for a windows xp machine.
posted by antisocialiting on Jun 12, 2006 - 5 answers

Help an accent-deprived thesis writer do her thing.

I am looking for word processing software that will do very specific accented-character-related tasks. [more inside]
posted by anjamu on May 9, 2006 - 5 answers

Looking for freelance computer tech support software

Is there a good piece of software (either for WindowsXP, or web based) specifically used for tracking customers, invoices, and jobs for someone doing freelance computer tech support? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Apr 26, 2006 - 7 answers

stock freeware

I'm looking for some type of freeware that will display stock info in realtime on my mac ibook. I'm not too stoked on apple's stock widget because it always seems to be unable to retrieve the data I request. I need something that will allow me to type in ticker symbols for stocks, index funds, ETFs etc. and will give me a chart or graph of current and recent performance. Any suggestions fellow readers??
posted by thatjackbuilt on Mar 6, 2006 - 9 answers

Pulling data from one window and pasting to another automatically - how?

Looking for a macro program or method that captures and pastes text among different browser windows? [more inside]
posted by Fishing Nut on Jan 26, 2006 - 3 answers

Good Free Mac software and utilities

New Mac UserFilter - Loading up a new iBook: What software and utilities should I put on it. [more inside]
posted by clarkie666 on Dec 16, 2005 - 19 answers

Music Mixing Freeware Needed.

Music mixing program needed! Does anyone know of a freeware program I can download that lets you mix wav files together? I am creating cd's for my wedding reception and I want to mix the songs so that when one song is ending, the next will start without that second or two of silence. [more inside]
posted by Shfishp on Sep 19, 2005 - 8 answers

Freeware journal keeping software for Windows?

I would like to begin keeping a journal, preferably using software. I don't know what software to use- can you help? [more inside]
posted by id on Sep 9, 2005 - 12 answers

iPhoto Alternatives??

Is there alternative photo organizer software for OS X? iPhoto is driving me nuts. I'm not interested in anything that costs money -- just a reliable free download that will organize and display photos. Thanks.
posted by crapples on Aug 18, 2005 - 12 answers

Program for Scheduling Library Resources?

Does anyone have a suggestion for a good freeware (or cheapware) program which teachers can use to schedule computer time in a high school library? [more inside]
posted by dgeiser13 on Aug 16, 2005 - 3 answers

MP3 Scratching for Free

What's the best freeware DJing software for Windows? [more inside]
posted by LGCNo6 on Aug 10, 2005 - 4 answers

Where can I find simple Windows freeware to track costs for projects?

I'm looking for some very simple Windows freeware that will let the 20-odd people in my office assign hours to projects and then add up the costs. [more inside]
posted by obiwanwasabi on Jul 18, 2005 - 4 answers

Free Fruit?

I want to spend some of my creative currency creating music using software such as Fruity Loops. However, I would really like to have a freeware/open source option since I am not sure if I will enjoy it or not. [more inside]
posted by jopreacher on Apr 12, 2005 - 7 answers

So what educational freeware (windows) would you recommend?

So what educational freeware (windows) would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by Dean_Paxton on Feb 3, 2005 - 7 answers

Where can I find good free samples for making music? What is good freeware for it?

In the past I've had some fun with making music using tracker programs to make .mod files (and .s3m, etc). I'm guessing this is probably a bit outdated now, so my question is really twofold...[more inside] [more inside]
posted by tomble on Jan 12, 2005 - 10 answers

Help me find shareware/freeware to analyze titration data, please!

I'm looking for shareware/freeware or Matlab .m files that will do Target Factor Analysis or Evolving Factor Analysis or some other chemometric technique that will allow me to analyze some titration data. The first few spectra are of a pure component and the later spectra are a mixture of components that I don't basis spectra for.
posted by 445supermag on Jan 2, 2005 - 2 answers

I need a freeware that will scan an NCSA logfile

I want a utility (freeware?) which will scan an NCSA extended logfile and create a simple report on which referrers generated how many sales transactions.

Any recommendations?
posted by ZenMasterThis on Dec 20, 2004 - 3 answers

XP install: how do I find my sound card's drivers? And what programs do I really need?

Laptop Clean XP Install:
1] My (on board?) sound card is unrecognised. How do I find out what drivers to use?

2] What programs do you really think I need? I already have VNC, VLC, Firefox, Thunderbird and AVG installed. What else should I add? (Freeware/OS appriciated but not needed.) [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Dec 16, 2004 - 8 answers

Turbo listers for eBay?

I'm looking for a good turbo listing program for ebay (I know I know) that works with Macintosh (OS 10.3). I have found one called GarageSale. Does anyone have experience with this or any other turbolister? I would prefer a shareware/free program, but am willing to pay if the program is highly recommended.
posted by getupandgo on Dec 14, 2004 - 2 answers

I have a couple of questions about Sudoku.

I have a couple of questions about Sudoku. [mi] [more inside]
posted by obiwanwasabi on Dec 12, 2004 - 2 answers

GIF Animation Freeware

I'm looking for simple GIF animation freeware/cheapware. What are your faves/dogs?
posted by ZenMasterThis on Nov 24, 2004 - 5 answers

File Management

File Management Filter - I'm looking for a piece of software (Windows XP / preferably free), that will:

1 - Create directories on a daily or weekly basis (i.e. 2211, 2311, 2411) to store downloaded files, and/or: 2 - Move the 'oldest' set of files to a subdirectory - or CD/DVD archive

Any ideas?
posted by mattr on Nov 22, 2004 - 3 answers

Secret Santa software

Where might I find some decent, free "Secret Santa" software? (more in Santa's sack...) [more inside]
posted by obiwanwasabi on Nov 18, 2004 - 4 answers

Konfabulator

So, Konfabulator's just been released for Windows. And I like it. But presumably, it'll eventually stop working if I don't pay (trial shareware whatever). Is there free software (free in the Beer sense) that does the same thing? [more inside]
posted by Tlogmer on Nov 16, 2004 - 9 answers

Freeware or shareware games for old iMac (256MB, either 266 or 333Mhz)? Especially first person shooters?

I'm giving away an old tray-loading iMac (256MB, either 266 or 333Mhz, I really can't recall right now) to a friend and have loaded it up with productivity-related stuff. Now I'm looking for games I can download. Freeware and shareware, preferably, as opposed to warez (although if you care to recommend a NES/SNES/etc. emulator ...). In particular, is there a decent FPS I can download for this machine? [more inside]
posted by blueshammer on Nov 5, 2004 - 5 answers

Cooler than the coolest cool?

What are the best free cool programs for a mac running OSX?
posted by adrober on Sep 27, 2004 - 21 answers

Freeware or shareware to read .fp5 files?

Does anyone know of a freeware or shareware database program that can read and edit .fp5 files? I know they're proprietary to filemaker. [more inside]
posted by Metametadata on Sep 15, 2004 - 4 answers

Editing multi-page tiffs?

Multi-page tiffs: I'm currently working on a project which involves scanning letters from microfilm onto a laptop. We save letters with more than one page as multi-page tiffs for logistics reasons. What I'm wondering is if there is a way to edit the individual pages after the fact (cropping, brightness, contrast etc. basic stuff)? Preferably free/inexpensive software.
posted by normal_molly on Aug 13, 2004 - 2 answers

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