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I seem to ask a lot of questions about photos lately

Can you recommend some scanning software for me? I need to scan a whole bunch of older photos, and I'd like to do it relatively quickly. [more inside]
posted by jacquilynne on Feb 11, 2013 - 3 answers

Help me find a long lost app!

Help me find a windows application that monitors processes CPU usage and adjusts their priority accordingly. [more inside]
posted by flyingcowofdoom on Aug 5, 2009 - 2 answers

Anyone know of a comparative DOS speed tester software?

I'm looking for a DOS-based CPU speed tester that I remember seeing years ago. It told you how your machine compared to various pre-measured setups. I don't remember how it presented the speed (MIPS, maybe?), but there was a large table of CPU types (386SX/25MHz, 486DX/50MHZ etc.) that it compared the measured result against. Anyone know of such a program? [more inside]
posted by lifeless on Feb 22, 2009 - 3 answers

How do I track time spent in "Spaces"?

Is there a way to keep track of how much time you spend in each "space" in Spaces in MacOS? [more inside]
posted by kcalder on Nov 19, 2008 - 5 answers

Revision/version control software for stuff that isn't source code...

Is there such a thing as version/revision control software for printed documents? Software developers have version control for their source code, but what about people who write sales brochures? [more inside]
posted by Chunder on Aug 22, 2008 - 12 answers

I Wish I Had a Diffy

I'm searching for the ultimate in hand-holding, peel-my-grape recursive directory diff tools for the lazy. [more inside]
posted by adipocere on Jan 11, 2008 - 15 answers

Best font-management tool for Windows?

What is the best font-management utility for Windows? [more inside]
posted by perissodactyl on Aug 16, 2007 - 10 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

Is there an OS X script or app that will quickly join images?

Is there an OS X script or app that will quickly join images? [more inside]
posted by Typographica on Jan 3, 2006 - 6 answers

What is the best CPU/RAM meter for OS X?

What is the best (small, simple, and efficient) CPU/RAM meter for OS X? [more inside]
posted by Typographica on Dec 3, 2005 - 13 answers

Menumeters for Windows?

I have to start using Windows XP for a while, but I'm a Mac user. I'm trying to find equivalent software for the Windows machine. Specifically, I'm looking for a tool like MenuMeters, that can give a real time sampling of Network Throughput, CPU usage and RAM consumption. It would be great if the application could run in the background and consume very few CPU cycles, itself. And extra bonus points if the application is free.
posted by gsb on Nov 9, 2005 - 12 answers

The mouse in the house goes on the second monitor

MultipleMoniterFileter: My Google-Fu is suprisingly useless today. I know there's a utility for OSX that allows one mouse to move across all networked monitors, but cannot locate it.
posted by icetaco on Jan 19, 2005 - 10 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

DVD copy protection

DVD Copy Protection Question: I'm trying to figure out what the best program is to scan a dvd for copy protection. Before anyone goes thinking I'm illegally doing something: I have a GPS dvd "Map for the Eclipse Navigation System" that you keep in the car in order to help the device. The problem is that pulling the dvd in and out of the system is causing it to scratch. So I'd like to have a copy of it for the car (it'd be useless for anyone else anyways). The problem is that it didn't work as a copy the first time, so I'm thinking there's some sort of protection. I know there are cd scan programs which do the job for CDs (ClonyXXL and such), but is there such for DVDs?
posted by Drylnn on Dec 17, 2004 - 5 answers

Help me find a decent PDA/GPS combo

PDA recommendations:
Needs: Must have CF slot, 802.11b.
Wants: External GPS unit which will work with both my laptop & the PDA
Budget: 399$ or less, not including GPS/additional memory. Must come with standard accessories - cradle, cable, charger, etc.
Etc: Add-on software for viewing PDFs, Word/Excel files, map software.
posted by skwm on Oct 21, 2004 - 2 answers

Real media streams: Saving, splitting, converting to mp3?

My own blue thread makes me want to know how I can record these concerts (Real media streams) to my hard drive and then convert to MP3 and then break them up into individual tracks. I'm on OS X Panther and prefer iTunes but will download whatever.
posted by dobbs on Sep 19, 2004 - 9 answers

How can I tell when my IM buddies are online?

Isn't there a site or application which can monitor the times at which your chat/ messenger contacts are online? I've done some serious Googling and MeFi searching on this but have turned up nothing, so maybe I'm searching for the wrong thing.
posted by skylar on Aug 10, 2004 - 4 answers

Best DVD authoring tools?

DVD authoring tools. What are you guys using? Whats the best "bang for the buck" software out there for casual (non-professional) work? [more inside]
posted by skallas on Jul 20, 2004 - 6 answers

Shortening URL auto-complete

I really like the common browser feature of auto completing a URL request as I'm typing it. But it drives me crazy that, when I'm trying to go to Amazon.com, it auto-completes with http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0060557540/qid%3D1087167862/sr%3D2-1/ref%3Dsr%5F2%5F1/103-9997594-7563029, which is the most recent sub-page I've visited at amazon's site. Is there a browser out there that will always auto complete with a site's home page -- maybe when you use a keyboard shortcut or something?
posted by grumblebee on Jun 18, 2004 - 8 answers

post-its for the internet?

Internet Sticky Notes: Does the software I want exist? [More Inside] [more inside]
posted by ferociouskitty on May 23, 2004 - 6 answers

How can I convert a scanned pdf to searchable text?

I need to convert a scanned pdf to searchable text, without printing it out and scanning it back in using OCR. Also, I'd like a cheap or free solution since I'm not likely to use it often ever again.
posted by nomis on May 6, 2004 - 17 answers

Free Windows Backup Needed

Can you recommend a FREE backup utility for Windows? [More Inside!] [more inside]
posted by Witty on May 5, 2004 - 8 answers

I have a virus. Can you help?

Virus Question: I have something nasty. It closes any type of anti-virus application I install, closes regedit if I try to get in there, prevents access to anti-virus websites, and yes, there's [more inside]. [more inside]
posted by banished on Apr 28, 2004 - 14 answers

recommendations for autobiography/memoir/family history software

Give my parents some recommendations for autobiography/memoir/family history software. [mi] [more inside]
posted by gluechunk on Apr 23, 2004 - 1 answer

Freeware/shareware VCD player for Mac?

VCD Player for Mac - Is there a freeware or shareware program that y'all recommend for playing VCDs on a mac running OS X? As a Windows user, I was shocked to find that my VCD wasn't even recognized by any of the applications on the mac.
posted by turbanhead on Apr 3, 2004 - 6 answers

I have a mystery CD burner; how do I tell what model it is? Also recommendations for free CD burner programs?

I've just bought a CD-Burner from ebay. No maker's mark on it, so how can I tell what model it is? (lots of serial numbers all over it). Also, I need a good CD burning program. Can anyone recommend any free applications? [more inside]
posted by Frasermoo on Mar 31, 2004 - 11 answers

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