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Offline Diamond

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« on: March 03, 2006, 09:23:31 »
We had a similar topic on the old forums.
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AutoHotkey:
If you like flexible hotkey combinations, autoreplace strings and a really powerful scripting language give this one a try.
http://www.autohotkey.com/

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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2006, 10:45:09 »
What was it about? I forgot...
Anyone can do anything if they have nothing else to do
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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2006, 10:55:42 »
Just post links to and short descriptions of great free / open source apps that you use, like Diamond did for AutoHotkey above (though the way it sits at the bottom of the post below a dotted line, it looks like his sig - so maybe you didn't notice it? :) )

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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2006, 13:30:38 »
Oh I see. Then I can join in! Does it have to be MPT/Audio related?

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JAP Anonymous browsing proxy program, written in Java and available in english and german. Good for illegal stuff  :lol:  (j/k of course). Servers are a little slow, so your speed will be like 1/2 your max, but if you are paranoid, it's a nice program.
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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2006, 16:33:11 »
Quote from: "Squirrel Havoc"
Oh I see. Then I can join in! Does it have to be MPT/Audio related?


No not at all.  Just anything that's useful, interesting and free.

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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2006, 17:08:08 »
Quote from: "Diamond"
Quote from: "Squirrel Havoc"
Oh I see. Then I can join in! Does it have to be MPT/Audio related?


No not at all.  Just anything that's useful, interesting and free.


Boy, I can flood this thread then. I will take it slow, but I know of quite a few.


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Art of Illusion This is kinda well known, but for those who don't know it, it's it's an open source 3D modelling and rendering suite, using subdivision modeling, It's written in Java also, so it runs on almost any PC. It's slow in rendering, but the quality is sweet, and it has a super complex procedural texture/material scripting engine (you can make other scripts for it too).

Sorry Diamond, I'm trying to be sensitive to the visually impared here, but most of the stuff I know about are graphics programs :(
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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2006, 17:14:54 »
Quote from: "Squirrel Havoc"
Quote from: "Diamond"
Quote from: "Squirrel Havoc"
Oh I see. Then I can join in! Does it have to be MPT/Audio related?


No not at all.  Just anything that's useful, interesting and free.


Boy, I can flood this thread then. I will take it slow, but I know of quite a few.


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Art of Illusion This is kinda well known, but for those who don't know it, it's it's an open source 3D modelling and rendering suite, using subdivision modeling, It's written in Java also, so it runs on almost any PC. It's slow in rendering, but the quality is sweet, and it has a super complex procedural texture/material scripting engine (you can make other scripts for it too).

Sorry Diamond, I'm trying to be sensitive to the visually impared here, but most of the stuff I know about are graphics programs :(


LOL that's ok.  I'm a minority.

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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2006, 18:22:48 »
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LOL that's ok.  I'm a minority.


True, but I'm an American, where the minorities matter :)
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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2006, 19:13:41 »
Well, here's my list of favorites.

?Torrent - Fast and small BitTorrent client
http://www.utorrent.com/
AVG - Free anti-virus
http://free.grisoft.com/freeweb.php
AxCrypt - Encryption utility
There are a ton of these around, but this one will decrypt a file and open it with the associated application, then automatically re-encrypt it when you close the file.
http://axcrypt.sourceforge.net/
CLCL - Clipboard extender
http://www.nakka.com/soft/index_eng.html
Cobian Backup - Backup utility
http://www2.educ.umu.se/~cobian/
CodecPack - All in 1 - Complete pack of Codecs to allow your system to play more audio and video formats
http://www.codecpack.com/
DoubleKiller - Duplicate file finder
http://www.bigbangenterprises.de/en/doublekiller/
eMule - File sharing application
http://www.emule-project.net/
ERUNT - Backup and restore the registry in XP
http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/
Flashnote - System tray notepad
http://softvoile.com/flashnote/
FreeRAM XP Pro - Memory freeing and optimizing utility
Not quite as necessary for XP, but still one of the best of it's kind.
http://www.yourwaresolutions.com/
Hotkey Manager - Hotkey utility for those who don't like scripting
http://www.killprog.com/indexe.html
IE Privacy Keeper - Really flexible temp files and browser cash cleaner
http://www.browsertools.net/IE-Privacy-Keeper/
Locked Files Wizard - Helps move/delete/replace files that are locked by windows
http://www.noeld.com/
MannsMp3Edit - MP3 cutting and repairing utility
There are better MP3 editors out there today, but this one has a useful repair option which I haven't seen in other programs.
http://www.mannsmp3edit.i-p.com/
MP3 Book Helper - ID3 Tag editor and organizer
http://mp3bookhelper.sourceforge.net/
Mp3tag - ID3 Tag editor and organizer
http://mp3tag.de/en/index.html
MP3DirectCut - Edit MP3s and modify gain without decoding
http://www.mpesch3.de/
MP3Gain - Modify MP3 gain without decoding
http://mp3gain.sourceforge.net/
NOTEPAD++ - Notepad replacement
http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm
Oddcast 3 - Really kickass broadcast streamer
Available as Winamp/Foobar plugins or standalone version
http://www.oddsock.org/tools/oddcastv3/
PeerCast - P2P Radio server
http://www.peercast.org/
Password Corral - Password organizer
http://www.cygnusproductions.com/
POP Peeper - EMail checker/notifier
Works with POP3 and  a bunch of web-based EMail accounts.
http://www.poppeeper.com/
Protected Storage PassView - View/save/delete EMail and Internet passwords stored on your computer
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/index.html
PSPad - Free text and HTML editor
http://www.pspad.com/en/
QuickMix - Save and restore soundcard settings
http://www.ptpart.co.uk/quickmix/
Registry Commander - Alternative to the windows registry editor
http://www.aezay.dk/
Screamer Radio - Stream player and recorder
http://www.screamer-radio.com/
Soulseek - File sharing application
Primarily useful for music files which are hard to find.  Just put it in your "Wish List" and wait.  You'll probably get it eventually.  Although the community is somewhat clickish and users will sometimes ban you for ridiculous reasons.
http://www.slsknet.org/
SpamPal - Spam control utility
http://www.spampal.org/
Spell Checker for Edit Boxes - Spell checker that will work in any edit window
This one is really nice.  Although, it's a 16bit application so it's sometimes a bit flaky in XP.  Works fine in the 9X series though.  I wish someone would take the source for this one and make it 32bit compliant.  The author originally had plans for this, but for some reason changed his mind.  Lack of time I think.
http://www.quinion.com/mqa/spell.htm
Spybot - Find and remove spyware
http://security.kolla.de/
SpywareBlaster - Prevents the installation of ActiveX-based spyware
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
SpywareGuard - Like an anti-virus shield for spyware
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareguard.html
StartPage Guard - Protects from hijacking of your homepage
http://www.pjwalczak.com/spguard/
VLC media player - Useful for playing weird video formats
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
Win32Pad - Notepad replacement
http://www.gena01.com/win32pad/
Winspector - Allows you to monitor messages sent to specific windows and controls.  You can use these messages to control applications via the PostMessage and SendMessage functions in AutoHotkey and other similar scripting languages.
http://www.windows-spy.com/
WordWeb - Free thesaurus and dictionary
http://www.wordweb.co.uk/free/
Xecutor
From the author:
Runs programs at system startup or shutdown
You can specify different conditions under which your programs should be started
You can activate programs at specific times or on specific days of the week.
http://www.xpertdesign.de/english/sw_xecutor_info.php4
YPOPs! - Free POP3/SMTP access to Yahoo mail
http://yahoopops.sourceforge.net/

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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2006, 19:59:06 »
How about a thread like this that has URL's that host many programs?

Like strounds CWS: http://cws.internet.com/

Freeware and Shareware DOS games from the early 90's to today: http://www.dosgames.com/

Gibson Research: http://www.grc.com/
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« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2006, 13:36:46 »
How could you forget Audacity :)

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« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2006, 16:12:52 »
On the games topic, this site's for retro-styled game making:

www.create-games.com

Being one of the admins I might be slightly biased, but still.

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« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2006, 16:29:06 »
Mixxx
Wired
Kwave
Sonik
LMMS
Rosegarden-4
Hydrogen
QSynth
MusE
Freecycle

I wish I could find a place to get Freebirth.  :(

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« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2006, 01:36:05 »
Hey LP, I know this topic is not specifically related to MPT, but I think that there's a lot of stuff in here that people could potentially find useful.  Would you be willing to make this one sticky so it doesn't get lost in the shuffle?

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« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2006, 16:28:51 »
WebMon - Monitors web pages for changes
http://www.btinternet.com/~markwell/webmon/