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Dumping AIM

So, now I want to dump AOL Instant Messenger, and convince all of my friends and relatives to do the same. I want something that isn't too fly-by-night, so I can be sure it'll last, and it's gotta have a little higher usability-quotient than I recall ICQ ever having. Ease of use on-par with AIM (so non-tech-savvy family can install it and set it up) is important, too. Any suggestions?
posted by Plutor on Mar 13, 2005 - 26 answers

Best Windows macro recording software?

I've taken on a little mini project and I think the best way to get the job done will be to use one of those little bits of software which can copy and then simulate mouse movements etc. [more inside]
posted by uk_giffo on Mar 12, 2005 - 14 answers

Pitching a New Feature

How would a nobody consumer go about contacting a major corporation about adding a new area to an existing piece of software? This software in question is already updated all the time, it seems like it would be easily implemented, and would bring in new revenue. [more inside]
posted by ArsncHeart on Mar 12, 2005 - 9 answers

Office mail system

I'm looking for a small network mail app (freeware, preferably) to use in a small business. [more inside]
posted by tomble on Mar 12, 2005 - 5 answers

Music production: need a tempo-fluctuation-fixer.

Music production software: I need a beatfixer. I've got recordings of a live percussion ensemble. I've also got electronic/sequenced music that I want to mashup with the live percussion. The live ensemble recording -- what with the humans and all -- has tempo fluctuations: that's a big problem for mashing. I want a music processing tool that will "straighten out" the live recording so that the live track will stay in sync with the electronic track. [more inside]
posted by Moistener on Mar 10, 2005 - 11 answers

OS-X TV tuner software

Anyone know of a decent software soultion for my Hauppauge USB tv card and my new Mac mini please?
posted by kenchie on Mar 9, 2005 - 6 answers

How do I synch Audio in an .AVI?

I've got an .avi file whose audio has come unstuck in time. Is there some easy Mac OS X solution to re-sync this audio? Basically, is there any software out there that will let me take apart the file, and then glue it back together with the audio two seconds later?
posted by hughbot on Mar 8, 2005 - 5 answers

Software to track multiple projects

Can anyone recommend a decent piece of software to keep track of multiple concurrent projects? [more inside]
posted by TonyRobots on Mar 7, 2005 - 6 answers

Travelling Bands Problem

My friend is (foolishly) trying to start up a record label. He wants to be able to schedule various bands at various venues, and optimize the bands' schedules to minimize travel cost. How would he do this? [more inside]
posted by sandking on Mar 6, 2005 - 12 answers

HotSyncing an old, old PDA

Where can I find software to sync my vintage USRobotics Pilot 5000 to my Windows 2000 PC? [more inside]
posted by S.C. on Mar 6, 2005 - 2 answers

How do I make my laptop an extension of my desktop?

I recently bought a laptop, and would like to know the easiest way to allow everything on my laptop to be acccessible on my PC, and vice versa. Windows file sharing won't cut it. [more inside]
posted by borkencode on Mar 5, 2005 - 6 answers

I need project management help!

I am looking for a simple way to keep a client informed on what projects I am working on for them, and what their current status is. A service like Basecamp is a possibility, but it is much more than I need. Their free TaDa list site is useful, but too simple. I need something a bit more informative, but easy to maintain. Any suggestions?
posted by mudhouse on Mar 5, 2005 - 4 answers

Anyone have experience with PC-based alarm clock software?

Does anyone have any first-hand experience with PC-based alarm clock software? I'm looking particularly for something that allows any number of alarms to be set, preferably on a schedule. Additionally, I need one that - this is key - unmutes the computer if it is muted. Bonus points if it integrates with iTunes playlists. [more inside]
posted by socratic on Mar 3, 2005 - 9 answers

MS Word replacement?

Tabbed word processing -- is it out there? I'm working on a very long writing project and need some way to keep track of notes, sections of the document, timelines, etc. I've been using a simple index card system next to my computer, but I find it disruptive to go from pencil to keyboard and back as I move along. So, is there anything available (cheaper the better) that is better than Word for this kind of thing? I'm on a Windows system.
posted by _sirmissalot_ on Mar 2, 2005 - 25 answers

How do I cleanse myself of IE?

Internet Explorer has been on thin ice for a while, and recently it crashed through. I can't even launch the damn program. I've installed Firefox and several delicious extensions, but my knowledge is limited in this whole area. How do I get rid of the old plague? [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong on Feb 28, 2005 - 14 answers

Recommended home design software

Anyone have recommendations for home construction / design software? I'm looking for a reasonably powerful software package that will let me do both design and 3D visualization of the results. [more inside]
posted by true on Feb 27, 2005 - 7 answers

Looking for free/cheap CD ripper

I'm looking for free (or cheap) basic CD ripping software for Windows so I can make MP3s to play on my PDA. [more inside]
posted by AstroGuy on Feb 27, 2005 - 19 answers

Free/Open Physics modeling software

I am looking for free physics software (as in beer *or* speech) to model motion of a solid object in 3D. More specifically, I am looking for a package of java classes or other low level constructs that I can extend myself. Any Ideas? [more inside]
posted by kuatto on Feb 25, 2005 - 7 answers

What's the best novel writing software for Mac OS X?

What's the best novel writing software for Mac OS X? [more inside]
posted by sugarfish on Feb 24, 2005 - 10 answers

What are the most used Landscape Architecture programs?

Does anyone know what the most common and/or best Landscape Architecture programs are for use in a small professional landscape arch. firm? Do they use the same programs as large firms? A friend is looking to switch careers and would like to become familiar with the software most in use. Thanks.
posted by R. Mutt on Feb 24, 2005 - 8 answers

Fuckin' winamp

Is there a software that can create mp3 playlists using tags (or something like it)? MI [more inside]
posted by saysthis on Feb 20, 2005 - 7 answers

#mefi related

I recently fell in a trap. A popup asked me if I wanted to update my Trillian software. I foolishly clicked yes. Now I cannot access #mefi in spite of following all of the same steps I did with the old program. Does anyone have a tutorial?
posted by scottymac on Feb 20, 2005 - 4 answers

Recommendations for voice recognition software?

I need to buy voice recognition software for someone I supervise. I want to provide him with a range of options to choose from, but also informed opinions on the pros/cons of each. What have been people's experiences with the various brands out there?
posted by Kat Allison on Feb 18, 2005 - 5 answers

What's the best screenwriting software?

Do any of you have any advice for buying screenwriting software? I am looking for something fairly cheap, but want to hear about your experiences with the different software products available. Are there any that just suck? Are there any quality WORD add-on programs you've had success with?
posted by brheavy on Feb 18, 2005 - 23 answers

Do Content Management Systems really work?

I work for a company of about 100 people whose product is information, but it manages information in a really crappy manner. Nobody knows what's going on elsewhere within the company; often crucial people are unaware of events staged by other departments. We are thinking of getting a CMS to fix this: [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God on Feb 17, 2005 - 7 answers

Software Router Filter

Does a software-based router exist so that I can have essentially two internet connections accessed from one Windows XP computer at the same time? (more) [more inside]
posted by TeamBilly on Feb 17, 2005 - 6 answers

OS X software for learning to play the piano

ComputerMusicFilter: Is there a good piece of OS X software for learning to play the piano? I'd like to buy one of those inexpensive USB keyboards and noodle around in GarageBand, but my actualy musical skills are sorely out of practice, and I don't think they're going to just come back to me, either.
posted by symbebekos on Feb 16, 2005 - 3 answers

Chart and graph software (not Excel)

I am looking for software that will generate charts and graphs that isn't Excel. [MI] [more inside]
posted by donovan on Feb 16, 2005 - 16 answers

Free software to monitor a webcam image for changes?

I've got a new webcam, and I'd like to find some free, spyware-less software that would monitor the image and email an alert to me if it changes. Anyone know of any good programs? [more inside]
posted by ascullion on Feb 16, 2005 - 4 answers

Which laptop is the best for multi-track audio editing?

Laptops (again). I want to buy one. Specifically, I want to know which laptop is the best for multi-track audio editing (and why). Aditionally, which software should I use if I want to create stories "pro" enough for radio journalism? Do I have to get pricey studio stuff? Finally, when people out there submit already-produced audio stories to say BBC, NPR, PRI, Pacifica . . . is there a simple way to send the files via email? What kind of file would it have to be?
posted by punkbitch on Feb 13, 2005 - 9 answers

Mail.app putting line breaks in long URLs. Make it stop!

Mac OS X Mail.app putting annoying line breaks into long URLs. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by jragon on Feb 11, 2005 - 3 answers

Blog Sitemeter

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

How to inspect audio CDs for errors?

Any advice on inspecting audio CDs for errors? Ideally, via software.
posted by romancer on Feb 9, 2005 - 3 answers

E-mail capable disk space monitor?

I'm looking for an application that can monitor the free space on several hard drives and generate email alerts if certain conditions are met, I've googled but haven't been able to find any capable, free software for this, little help?
posted by Cosine on Feb 8, 2005 - 8 answers

IE Hangs

Internet Explorer hangs (locks up itself, though I can switch to and use other programs) for about 20 seconds when I type in a new url in the address bar, and then loads the site as usual. No such lag if I click on a link or a bookmark. No such problem in Mozilla. I'm running XP.
posted by Framer on Feb 7, 2005 - 9 answers

Help with GIS routing software?

Need some advice on GIS route software. [more inside]
posted by machaus on Feb 6, 2005 - 3 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

Open source alternative to TestDirector or other testing/defect tracking software?

Open source requirements, testing and defect tracking software: any of you have good/bad/middling experience with web-based tools that offer a good alternative to ($$$) TestDirector or its ilk? Preferred platform would be Windows.
posted by nj_subgenius on Feb 5, 2005 - 5 answers

Friendly online website builder?

TechFilter : Looking for online website building software for a free webhosting community. (MI) [more inside]
posted by lobstah on Feb 5, 2005 - 6 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 an I find a recent version of MI-Sugar, or recommendations on Mac circuit schematic / simulation programs?

MacEDAFilter - I'm looking for a copy of MI-Sugar, which seems to have fallen off the face of the web after the publisher stopped supporting it (all downloads I've found link to the publisher's 404). Anyone know where to find a recent version, or barring that, have any reccomendations on Mac circuit schematic and simmulation programs?
posted by PaperDragon on Feb 2, 2005 - 1 answer

Does anyone have experience with RequisitePro or other aspects of RUP?

Does anyone have experience with RequisitePro or other aspects of RUP? We're considering getting it here and I would be the guinea pig that gets the training and etc. Good idea or bad? Any experiences you could relate?
posted by Red58 on Feb 1, 2005 - 5 answers

how to edit a DVD?

I have a DVD that I want to edit using a tool like Windows Movie Maker or Adobe Premiere. How do I somehow get an editable file from the files on the DVD (vob, ifo, etc.)? I'm looking to retain as much quality as possible, so I assume this means I need an MPEG2 file? I've looked all over dvdrhelp and doom9, and if this is covered, it's covered using words I don't understand. In order of priority: Quality of final product/ease of use/price. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Jan 31, 2005 - 6 answers

Blog software where I can edit the post dates.

I want to put up letters from World War II in blog form. Is there software, or tweaked software, to post weblog entries with dates in the 1940s?
posted by inksyndicate on Jan 26, 2005 - 7 answers

Midi and Fruityloops

[evil midi filter] Getting a midi keyboard to work in Fruityloops [MI] [more inside]
posted by EvilKenji on Jan 26, 2005 - 4 answers

What kind of cash register does a small business need?

Cash Register N00b - looking for pointers on what to get a brand new small business Re: cash register, inventory control, etc.
posted by petebest on Jan 26, 2005 - 14 answers

How do I get this ATI Radeon 9600 AGP graphics card to work in a Dell Dimension 4100?

I recently purchased an ATI Radeon 9600 AGP graphics card to replace the old AGP card in a Dell Dimension 4100. The new card doesn't work. I know I need drivers for both the card and the Intel motherboard, and I'm having trouble finding the motherboard drivers. [MI] [more inside]
posted by Roach on Jan 26, 2005 - 7 answers

4th or 5th grade math learning software for kids?

Math learning software for kids? Specifically, 4th or 5th grade level.
posted by TurkishGolds on Jan 26, 2005 - 3 answers

MS Office on Macs

Do you find that MS Office for OS X runs faster than MS Office for Mac OS 9...., run on an OS X Mac in Classic mode (or, whatever it's called...) [more inside]
posted by ParisParamus on Jan 26, 2005 - 8 answers

Newsletter layout editing responsibilities

I have been hired to layout a newsletter for print and for publication online. There is an editor who compiles the articles, edits for length, and etc. In this situation, who should be responsible for the copy editor duties? I find that it is a pain to finish the layout and then hear back from the editor that there are several spelling, punctuation, and line break mistakes that need to be corrected (which is generally hard to do in DTP software). Is it unreasonable of me to expect that the copy-editing should be done by the editor and not the layout person?
posted by achmorrison on Jan 21, 2005 - 18 answers

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