Best FREE Software (Used and Rated by Loungers)

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And, since you found that one that IS NOT free, you probably Googled for it, huh?

In that process you didn't see any free versions?

I've never heard of any that are NOT fee based (shareware).

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Bigaldoc wrote:And, since you found that one that IS NOT free, you probably Googled for it, huh?

In that process you didn't see any free versions?

I've never heard of any that are NOT fee based (shareware).
It was found through a google search and yes no free version was found. Even though you might have never heard of any that are NOT fee based (shareware)

Freewares do exist right?
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adam wrote:Even though you might have never heard of any that are NOT fee based (shareware) Freewares do exist right?
Good luck!

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So you're trying to protect your spreadsheets and password protection and built in capabilities aren't enough for you? Or are you trying to distribute a worksheet without having Excel on the target machine? According to the Xcell Compiler features, the EXE still requires Excel to run on the target machine.
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In this method they cant copy the workbook and the application will look an installation file and yes I know it does require excel.
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Thank you...and I hope I could find a freeware from somewhere.
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you might find something here - http://www.ozgrid.com/free-excel.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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What is the best free software for measuring my download & upload over say a month. I am considering going to mobile broadband given that we can only get about 0.8MB currently on our ADSL due to phone line length. Mobile should at least give us 1-2MB but its not a fixed monthly cost here as is our ADSL whatever amount we down/up load.
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I don't know about Norway, but here in The Netherlands, mobile broadband is much more expensive than ADSL...

See NetStat Live (free monitoring software) and How to monitor your Internet bandwidth usage in Windows.
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RonH wrote:What is the best free software for measuring my download & upload over say a month.
I didn't use a stand-alone ap for measuring d/l speed, but my rather lengthy essay documents what I *did* do to get Rogers to refund me some money.
What's going on at Rogers?
canada has been handed over to the monopolies.
In Toronto you get a choice of DSL (BELL) or cable (Rogers).
Both firms brag about "increase in number of new subscribers" but fail to admit that it's just all of us shifting from one side of the ship to the other as we get ticked off ...
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HansV wrote:I don't know about Norway, but here in The Netherlands, mobile broadband is much more expensive than ADSL...

See NetStat Live (free monitoring software) and How to monitor your Internet bandwidth usage in Windows.
Thanks for these Hans. Mobile Broadband here is getting quite competitive to ADSL subject to usage which is why I need to do a measure of my traffic. ADSL has a fixed monthly price whereas mobile has a starting price including an agreed amount of up/down load ... thereafter an amount per MB/GB whatever. But of course it is mobile so worth a bit more to some. Throttling of speed can occur if the network is very busy but this also happens with ADSL.
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ChrisGreaves wrote:
RonH wrote:What is the best free software for measuring my download & upload over say a month.
I didn't use a stand-alone ap for measuring d/l speed, but my rather lengthy essay documents what I *did* do to get Rogers to refund me some money.
What's going on at Rogers?
canada has been handed over to the monopolies.
...
Wow Chris ... you certainly conducted indepth investigations.
I have been down a similar track (but not in as much detail). Lots of tests finally got my provider to agree that they could at best deliver 1MB. They then sold the business to another provider (both are large companies in Scandinavia) who said they could deliver 6MB to me ... ha,ha,ha. Wires are wires when all is said and done and condition, line length etc impact on the available speed. Interestingly the provider of our wires (phone wires) is yet another large company! Maybe I need to swap my ADSL provider to the one who lets me use the wired telephone :flee: but I fear I will spend more time and still get maybe 0.8MB. Now when I get rid of wires and just use my mobile for telephone comms ... :hairout:
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Hi Ron,

I use ShaPlus. Its excellent, simple and very accurate in measuring data transfer with mobile broadband.
See this page for details and download: http://www.shaplus.com/bandwidth-meter/
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Rudi wrote:Hi Ron,

I use ShaPlus. Its excellent, simple and very accurate in measuring data transfer with mobile broadband.
See this page for details and download: http://www.shaplus.com/bandwidth-meter/
Thanks for the link Rudi. I have already installed the AnalogX Netstat Live monitor so I will give this a go first ... does anyone know what 0B means?
I seem to have a lot of these but maybe its because I have not used it much ... only installed yesterday.
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In another recent thread, NetWorx was mentioned - it's free too.
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HansV wrote:In another recent thread, NetWorx was mentioned - it's free too.
Hello again.
I did install AnalogX but have now uninstalled. I was getting a few 'lockups' on my Windows7/64bit/i7 Sandy Bridge ... this may not have been due to AnalogX but since my laptop had been very stable I decided not to continue with what appears to be a rather 'old' software. So I have just now installed your other suggestion of Networx ... it seems to be regularly updated and there is also a lot of user information. I will report if this software seems to adversely affect my laptop.

Thanks for the link Hans
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HansV wrote:Word 2007 can produce PDF files with bookmarks from headings or bookmarks. It's not free, of course, but if you already have Office 2007, you don't need additional software.
Hans, can this produce a "left pane" TOC in the PDF or just a hyperlinked page, as would appear in the Word doc(x)?
HansV wrote:Alan Miller posted a free solution in the Windows Secrets Lounge some time ago: Word DOC to PDF WITH bookmark tree!, but the link to HTMLDOC is not valid any more. HTMLDOC is now available from <HTML>DOC.
Just an (ever so slightly) late update on HTMLDOC. The latest binary compiled for Windows is available from http://htmldoc-binaries.org/ or direct as MSI of HTMLDOC v1.8.27.

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AlanMiller wrote:Hans, can this produce a "left pane" TOC in the PDF or just a hyperlinked page, as would appear in the Word doc(x)?
I assume that depends on the PDF Reader you're using. I use Foxit Reader, and this does display a table of contents "tree" in the Bookmarks pane for a PDF file created from a Word document:
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HansV wrote:I assume that depends on the PDF Reader you're using. I use Foxit Reader, and this does display a table of contents "tree" in the Bookmarks pane for a PDF file created from a Word document
Thanks Hans. I'll give it a whirl in Adobe reader.

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Looking for software that tracks your time, gives reports, and is easy to use? We recently started using http://www.toggl.com/. It gives quite a few abilities in the free version. Nice for a contractor to keep track of time per customer.
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