Best FREE Software (Used and Rated by Loungers)

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Another useful programme I found at Majorgeeks was RoboSizer but I had to go to the RoboSizer website to download because the registration key which came with the Majorgeeks download failed.

From the RoboSizer website:
Automatically resize and optimize your pictures.
RoboSizer offers fully automatic, on-the-fly image optimization that completely eliminates the need to manually resize your photos. Unlike other resizing applications, RoboSizer works in real-time and automatically resizes images when they need to be resized!
Just attach your images to an email, instant message or upload them to the web, and RoboSizer will automatically optimize them for you! There is nothing to configure, no additional steps to take - just send your images like you always do and RoboSizer will do the rest!
This is the image I wanted to attach to an email which I sent to myself as a test.
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This is the image I received in the email as per my settings in the RoboSizer UI.
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This is the RoboSizer User Interface.
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Thanks for the suggestions on these compression apps. I couldn't help to notice that you remain with a Xmas theme. Are you one for "that time of year" :grin:
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Yes Rudi. I suppose you could say that. I do like Christmas time though it's not quite the same here - at the beginning of Summer and no snow - as it is in the UK. The pictures are from a collection I have acquired over time from the internet and from which I make my own Christmas cards.
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WizTree - shows how space is used on your disc - amazingly fast.

I just wanted to share this amazing little program that is free, fast, and does exactly what it says. It is called WizTree.

I always wondered what, exactly, was consuming space on my disk and this shows it clearly. I have a 160GB SSD and it takes a second to scan it and provide the information. It takes 1.45 seconds to scan my 1.5TB drive. Pretty cool.
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dasadler wrote: It is called WizTree.
Couldn't get it to work when downloaded from this site. Got the following notice: 'WizTree_1_07_setup.exe is not a valid Win32 application'

Downloaded from author's site via http://www.majorgeeks.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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geecee wrote:Couldn't get it to work when downloaded from this site. Got the following notice: 'WizTree_1_07_setup.exe is not a valid Win32 application'
It worked for me at the authors site.
A more direct link to app on MajorGeeks: http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/wiztree.html
Or at SnapFiles, one of my fav. download sites: http://www.snapfiles.com/downloadfind.p ... st=wiztree
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dasadler wrote:WizTree - shows how space is used on your disc - amazingly fast.

I just wanted to share this amazing little program that is free, fast, and does exactly what it says. It is called WizTree.

I always wondered what, exactly, was consuming space on my disk and this shows it clearly. I have a 160GB SSD and it takes a second to scan it and provide the information. It takes 1.45 seconds to scan my 1.5TB drive. Pretty cool.
Many thanks for this. I was wondering how I managed to "junk up" my HD seemingly so fast. The "Top 1000" tab in this program showed a rogue file at the top, which also happened to have a wrong extension, which accounted for a third of my 1TB HD capacity! No idea what generated it, but it's history now! :evilgrin:

I still use the :free: SequoiaView for a pictorial view of my HD - picture is a thousand words and all that. It's Dutch so it must be good. :wink:

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Having referred to this app in another post, I thought it a good candidate to add to this thread:

Windows Movie Maker 2012 is a classy and really GOOD revamped version of the older versions, IMHO.

Download from Windows site here
Or from Windows Movie Maker here
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I just found an amazing little program for doing TEXT searches within various file types.

I have relied heavily on Everything (from Void Tools) for ALL of my file searches (and I'll continue to use Everything) as it is the most amazing and lightning fast app for anything on your PC, BUT it cannot find inside a file (as in the text content) if you are looking for that document containing a specific word.

Well this app searches for FILES (lightning fast too with a similar minimal index like Everything) but it also has a search INSIDE the file option.
I will continue to use Everything for Files, but on the occasion where I need to search inside a file...this app is AMAZING!

The app is called: FileSearchy (a good clean, easy to use interface...and a powerful (and fast search result)
Note: The file filter (checkboxes) is only available in the paid version. No other usage limits applicable for standard searches in the free version.
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That looks promising! Please note that FileSearchy comes in two versions: Free and Pro. According to the website:
Free edition may be used only for private use at home and not for profit.
You must use Pro edition, if you want to use FileSearchy in a company environment.
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Thank you for the FileSearchy info.

I use Agent Ransack. I don't know if, or how, they differ significantly, but it is always good to have options :)
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agibsonsw wrote:Thank you for the FileSearchy info.

I use Agent Ransack. I don't know if, or how, they differ significantly, but it is always good to have options :)
I can blast you with a few more options here... :laugh:

I have used Agent Ransack in the past, but it didn't really make a lasting impression on me.
FileSearchy did :wink:
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FileSearchy looks good. I have been using Copernic Desktop Search Pro and been very happy with it. They do have a free version also but it will not search inside Outlook notes.
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If you are wondering what to do with your XP machines when Microsoft stops support I've discovered something you might be interested in. It's a Linux based operating system called Zorin.

This distro is amazingly similar to Windows 7. Although I haven't tried it there is also an interface that is similar to XP included with the system. If you're new to Linux or want to try it this is (IMHO) the distro you should use to get started. I've found it much more user friendly than Ubuntu.

I've set up Zorin on two laptops and a desktop that were previously running XP and they work like a champ. The installation package recognizes what drivers you need and installs them and mine worked perfectly. I had some concerns about the Wi-Fi but the installer figured it out and wireless works.

Zorin also recognizes your network, if you have one, and you can set up file sharing easily with Windows. Printer set-up is also easy. I didn't attach a printer to a computer running Zorin but can print on my network printer without problems.

Chrome is the browser that is installed with Zorin but you can go to the software center and download Firefox. (Glad to get rid of IE.)

The download is huge, (1.5) GB. You would think it would take a lot of power to run the OS but surprisingly it runs very well on a machine with only 512 Mb of memory.

I don't have stock in Zorin but found an alternative to Windows that works well and is free.
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This is a great program if you use your pc at night. http://justgetflux.com/
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PhraseExpress just installed. Looks to be mighty useful for inserting phrases, email address and all manner of other stuff.
I am using it for inserting my email address into eg web pages ... I have such a difficult address that needs my stiff fingers to reach to all corners of the keypad :sad:

Worth a look at http://www.phraseexpress.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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RonH wrote:PhraseExpress just installed. Looks to be mighty useful for inserting phrases, email address and all manner of other stuff.
I am using it for inserting my email address into eg web pages ... I have such a difficult address that needs my stiff fingers to reach to all corners of the keypad :sad:

Worth a look at http://www.phraseexpress.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I cannot see any specific mention of MS Access on their site.
Does anybody know if it can be integrated into Access?
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PhraseExpress runs in the background, so that it can interact with ALL applications. From their website:
PhraseExpress works in any application, e.g. for filling web forms, chat sessions or custom database applications -- not just in Office programs.
So it should work in Access too.
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Roderunner wrote:This is a great program if you use your pc at night. http://justgetflux.com/
Not if your are for photo editing though! Having the colour temp of your monitor change would be a disaster in that case.

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stuck wrote: Not if your are for photo editing though! Having the colour temp of your monitor change would be a disaster in that case.

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It can be switched off or disabled temporarily when ever you want.
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