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JaxPHP / JaxWeb Message Board › Here is your freebie

Here is your freebie

A former member
Post #: 118
I have many (like a hundred) cool freeware apps that I use and many apps that are about as powerful as the equal costing 5 to 10 times the price. The point behind the group is sharing knowledge and everyone of us has something that could be helpful to another in this group, making the members of this group stronger in their skills and abilities. That is a win win situation.

Best freeware site SNAPFILES and weekly check for Latest Updates

Windows Firewall Online Armor Free
EMS SQL Manager for MySQL Freeware
Inkscape - Open Source vector graphics editor - Public Inkscape Art Open Clip Art Library

If interested in this topic then add more to it and I will add more.

A former member
Post #: 6
A couple I like to use are:

DimDim Web Conferencing
Camstudio for making screencasts
Virtualbox for running VM's.

Eric N.
user 4016762
Orange Park, FL
Post #: 77
Love Inkscape and Virtualbox. Gotta check out some of the others.

So as the designated CLI junkie, here are a few of my favorites:
- Pdftk for all kinds of PDF manipulations;
- ImageMagick for web graphics;
- Mplayer for video and audio files and streams;
- Ffmpeg for video format conversions and basic editing.

(No links to the home pages - just Google for recommendations and how-tos.)
A former member
Post #: 119
A former member
Post #: 120
Eric, if you do not want the links let me know and I will stop adding them.
Eric N.
user 4016762
Orange Park, FL
Post #: 78
Thanks for the links.

Mostly I was in a hurry, but I also find the home pages and official documentation for some of these CLI apps are a litttle scary. Maybe not pdftk, but some of the others are pretty deep.

But so many geeks use these apps, Google returns lots of links like "When you can't find any other way to solve your problem, open a terminal and use this command."

For example, Ffmpeg is the "swiss army knife of video editors", so the documentation is slow going, but googling "ffmpeg convert avi to dvd" returns dozens of cut-and-paste solutions.
A former member
Post #: 121
Sorry about adding Camstudio after Bill already had.

Here is some more stuff.

FreeCommander, dual-panel file explorer with many additional features. would use Total Commander if PayPal was an option.
Avast! Home Edition is a complete anti-virus package AVG is not as good!!
FastStone, Capture full-featured screen capture tool. Use an older freeware version. handy for measuring things on the screen.
Sysinternals Suite, Tools for MS Windows very handy for making windows work right!
Ashampoo Burning Studio Free is a full featured CD/DVD/Blu-Ray burning suite
CCleaner, tool for cleaning your Windows PC of temp stuff

Have been busy learning Drupal, now I know Alan's love for this topic.

ZipOnOver, Local Business Tools

A former member
Post #: 124
Last one for a bit:
Most know what Audacity is
Audacity, The Free, Cross-Platform Sound Editor
Listen to radio from around the world while you work
Shoutcast, 39,467Free Internet Radio Stations Flash Player now built in
For lite sniffing and http traffic troubleshooting:
SmartSniff is a network monitoring utility that allows you to capture TCP/IP
For intense sniffing and security integrity:
Wireshark, Network Protocol Analyzer
Can encrypt windows system partition preventing any data loss if laptop stolen.
Free open-source disk encryption software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux
This is a must to install before you delete that important file by accident
Recuva recovers files deleted from your Windows computer

Greenfish Icon Editor Pro is an icon and cursor editor



A former member
Post #: 131
How about this?

Blender is the free open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems

VirtuaWin is a virtual desktop manager for the Windows (like Linux users enjoy)

I ran across an individual in a business meetup group and asked what software he was using and he said that was his trade secret! (he was using obsolete software to create images and videos for his marketing business, I knew what he was using!). I have not see anyone mention Skype, WAMP, XAMPP, OpenOffice, Firefox, Eclipse, Jedit, etc.... or is everybody too busy on Facebook to give a little for everyone else?

or how about creating a logo like this in 10 minutes Drupal-Jax Logo with programs by Xara that cost under $100.

Ligaya T.
Jacksonville, FL
Post #: 49
AVG - have to include that for the M$ users who need virus ware.
Firefox of course - but Chrome is coming up nicely as well.
Open Office or even Google Docs
Adium or Pidgin for IM consolidation
xchat for my IRC
VIM for those that do not have it automatically
CuteFTP or Cyberduck
any versioning system (CVS, SVN, git, Bazaar)

The problem is that so many of the apps are such a part of my life that I don't even think about them any more as something "special" - they are just my go to.
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