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50 Awesome Open Source Apps You've (Probably) Never Heard Of
Datamation ^ | 25 October 2010 | Cynthia Harvey

Posted on 10/27/2010 5:45:27 AM PDT by ShadowAce

Experts estimate that the number of open source apps available doubles every fourteen months. Sourceforge alone has more than 260,000 projects, and with so many open source apps now available from so many different repositories, it can be hard to keep up.

For this list, we've highlighted some newer open source tools you might have missed. We also included some gems from obscure categories, like Mandelbulbs, gene sequencing, and knitting, to name just a few. Other open source tools on the list are good projects that are overshadowed by older, better-known projects, and at least one is an old favorite that has a new name.

We hope you enjoy our list of open source apps you've (probably) never heard of. And if you've heard of some awesome apps that we haven't, feel free to offer suggestions in the comments section below.

Appliances

1. Turnkey Linux

First launched in 2008, Turnkey provides pre-configured virtual appliances based on open source applications. Their most recent offering is a backup and migration appliance, and they also offer LAMP stack, Drupal, Joomla, WordPress, File server, Ruby on Rails, and dozens of other appliances. Operating System: Linux.

Audio Tools

2. Radio Downloader

If your favorite online radio station only offers streaming content, you can turn it into a podcast you can listen to any time with Radio Downloader. It comes with built-in support for BBC content and a helpful "favourites" tab. Operating System: Windows.

3. Pandora Radio Desktop App

You don't have to upgrade to Pandora One in order to get a desktop app to listen to the free Pandora service. This lightweight app minimizes to your system tray and removes banner ads. Operating System: Windows.

4. KMid

Turn your PC into a karaoke player with this KDE app. It also plays Midi files and includes features like pitch control, a visual metronome and a piano player window. Operating System: Windows.

Backup

5. Redo

Redo Backup and Recovery lets you re-boot from a CD or thumb drive, eliminating the need to re-install Windows if you get hit with malware. Key features include bare-metal restore, deleted file recovery, drive reset and an easy-to-use GUI. Operating System: Windows, Linux.

Crafts

6. Scheme Maker

For crafty types, Scheme Maker takes photos or graphics and turns them into patterns for knitting or cross-stitching. Hey, these may not be your favorite hobbies, but we bet you know someone who would get a kick out being able to put a picture of their favorite dog on a sweater. Operating System: Windows.

Desktop Enhancements

7. DropIt

DropIt creates a floating icon on your desktop. When you "drop" files on the icon, it moves them to the folder you've previously specified. It's very handy for cleaning up your filesystem. Operating System: Windows.

8. Sticker

Just released this month, Sticker is a Windows 7-compatible electronic post-it note app. Unlike some similar apps, it lets you put notes directly on the desktop as if they were icons. Operating System: Windows.

Developer Tools

9. Sonar

In its first year of release, this Web-based platform for managing code quality quickly racked up 30,000 downloads. Now in its second year, Sonar gets 4,000 downloads per month and is notable for its ease of use and excellent reporting tools. Operating System: OS Independent.

10. Evolutility

With Evolutility, users can build custom Web apps in just minutes, without writing any C#, HTML, CSS, Javascript, or SQL. If you have a database, this app can put it on the Web quickly and easily. Operating System: Windows.

11. Game Editor

If you're not really a programmer, but you think you have an idea for a game that might be the next big hit on the iPhone, this tool might help. It's a cross-platform game creator, and the site offers advice for those just starting out. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X, iOS, others.

Document Management

12. LogicalDOC

Although it's just two years old, LogicalDOC is a robust, enterprise-class document management system. In addition to the free open source version, it's also available in a commercial enterprise version, which comes with a free trial. Operating System: OS Independent.

E-Commerce

13. Tomato Cart

This year-old shopping cart app has already accumuluated an impressive list of awards and enthusiastic reviews. It offers both an attractive end-user interface and an intuitive administrative interface with many helpful reporting features. Operating System: Windows, Linux.

Encryption

14. SecureFolders

As you might guess from the name, this app lets you secure your folders. It gives you the option of hiding, locking, and/or encrypting folders to keep them safe from prying eyes. Operating System: Windows, Linux.

15. SilentEye

This cross-platform steganography app makes it easy to hide—or find—messages encoded in graphics. It's easy to use and gives users a lot of encryption and compression options. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

Fractals

16. Mandelbulber

If you're geeky enough to know what a Mandelbulb is, you might enjoy this app which renders 3D fractals. More information about the app can also be found on the FractalForums site. Operating System: Windows, Linux.

Games

17. 0 A.D.

It's still an alpha release, but 0 A.D. is already acquiring a good fan base and has been downloaded nearly 30,000 times. It's a historical, real-time strategy game where you build your civilization and battle against neighboring nations. While the graphics are already quite nice, note that some features, like single-player mode, are still in development. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

18. M.A.R.S.

This self-described "ridiculous shooter" is still in the early stages of development, but offers some nice action and 2D space graphics. It's set in the year 3547, and puts the user in the role of a fighter desperately trying to save your peaceful planet from the Great War raging elsewhere in the universe. Operating System: Windows, Linux.

19. MegaGlest

This app is a fork of popular Linux game Glest, which is no longer under active development. It updates and adds new features to the real-time strategy game where users control the warring armies of Tech and Magic. Operating System: Windows, Linux.

20. irrflight_chung

If you get bored with flight simulators that only allow you to fly from one place to another, try this one that also gives you the option of shooting other planes and tanks. In addition to flying a plane, you can also drive a tank or car across the landscape. Operating System: Windows.

Gene Sequencing

21. GenoCAD

Granted, this is something the average user will likely never download, but the Virginia Bioformatics Institute has made this gene sequencing software available through an open source license. It's helping make possible some cutting edge scientific research. Operating System: OS Independent.

Graphics

22. Pixelitor

Similar to Photoshop and the open source graphics program Gimp, Pixelitor lets users perform advanced editing of photos and graphics. And because it's Java-based, it works on multiple platforms. Operating System: OS Independent.

23. Caesium

This helpful app compresses images up to 90 percent, making it easier to e-mail them or upload them to your favorite Web site. It supports most common image formats, including JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, and WMF. Operating System: Windows.

Health Care

24. Medilig

Short for "Medical Life Guard," Medilig gives health care providers an easy way to track patients' health records. It works with open-source databases and helps health care providers avoid the high cost of closed health information systems. Operating System: Windows, Linux.

Mind Mapping

25. XMind

Similar to the better-known project FreeMind, XMind makes it very easy and intuitive to conduct brainstorming sessions and map the relationships between ideas. It also includes handy export features which let you convert files to PDFs, Word documents or PowerPoint presentations. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

Music Education

26. Impro-Visor

This "Improvisation Advisor" helps aspiring jazz musicians learn to compose their own solos. In addition to teaching students to understand improvisation, it can also improvise on its own or transcribe music. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

Networking

27. Wake on Lan

This helpful little app makes it easy to turn on or shut down Windows systems connected to your network. It also includes a scheduling feature and can be run from the command line or a GUI. Operating System: Windows.

Novel Writing

28. Storybook

Just the other day, I heard an interview with a novelist who wished he had a computer program to help him keep track of storylines and characters. It's not well known, but Storybook does just that for creative writers of all kinds. Operating System: OS Independent.

Office Productivity

29. LibreOffice

LibreOffice is an old standby—OpenOffice.org—with a new name. Some of the leaders behind OpenOffice.org broke free from Oracle and created their own version of the well-known open source office productivity suite. It's still officially in beta, but it includes the capabilities of its predecessor, including compatibility with Microsoft Office. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

Portable Applications

30. winPenPack

Like the well-known PortableApps.com, winPenPack puts a whole bunch of great open source apps into one package that you can take with you on a thumb drive. What's particularly nice is that it comes in six different flavors—2GB, Essential, Game, School, Web and Personal—so that you can get apps that are tailored for your needs. Operating System: Windows.

Presentations

31. Impressive

If you want to make your presentations more, well, impressive, give this app a try. It takes presentations you create with PowerPoint or other apps and lets you add more interesting transitions, use a handy overview screen, and spotlight or highlight text on the screen as you give your talk. Operating System: OS Independent.

Project Management

32. Redmine

This Web-based project management tool issued its version 1.0 release earlier this year. It allows teams to track multiple projects, track progress with a Gantt chart and calendar, track time, and more. It also integrates with the major source code managers, including Git, Subversion, Mercurial, Bazaar, etc. Operating System: OS Independent.

33. Digaboard

Replace the old-fashioned whiteboard and sticky notes you're using to track your agile development project with a Web-based version. It makes it easy to plan projects, find bottlenecks and track progress. Operating System: OS Independent.

Property Management

34. SpaceBooker

If you're running a hotel, car rental company or a craft fair, SpaceBooker can help you keep track of reservations. It works both on- and offline, and it gives you a number of different views, including a graphical map, so that you can see what's reserved and what's available for various dates. Operating System: Windows.

Security

35. Samurai

Find out how well your Web site will stand up to attack with this penetration testing framework. It incorporates a number of well-known open source tools, including e Fierce domain scanner, Maltego, WebScarab, ratproxy, w3af, burp, BeEF, AJAXShell and many others. Operating System: Linux.

36. No Autorun

Just like the name suggest, this app prevents any malware on a thumb drive from auto-running when you plug it into your system. It also logs suspicious files so you can see the malware it's blocked. Operating System: Windows.

37. SourceAFIS

The "AFIS" in this app name stands for "Automated Fingerprint Identification System." It works with a variety of fingerprint readers to authenticate users. Operating System: OS Independent.

Time Tracking

38. timeEdition

If you need to keep track of the amount of time you spend on various projects, this minimalist app is for you. With just a couple of clicks you can start and stop the timer and track work for various clients. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

39. Todomoo

This app is a cross between a to-do list and a time tracker. It makes it easy to track the time spent on projects, split tasks into sub-tasks, and track payment information. Operating System: Windows.

Utilities

40. ClipUpload

This application quickly uploads whatever is on your clipboard to the Internet with a single click. You can use it with your own ftp server or with services like Imgur.com, Pastebin.com, and SendSpace.com. Operating System: Windows.

41. Bulk File Manager

If you need to clean up a lot of duplicate files, this tool makes the job more manageable. It also offers options for secure file removal, bulk moving of files and bulk file re-naming. Operating System: Windows.

42. FileKiller

Like the better known programs Eraser and DBAN, FileKiller "shreds" digital files so they cannot be recovered. This one's claim to fame is it's speed. Operating System: Windows.

43. QTTabBar

QTTabBar enhances Windows Explorer with a helpful tabbed interface. It's still technically an alpha release, but it's stable with few bugs and thousands of users. Operating System: Windows.

44. Explorer++

Like QTTabBar, Explorer++ offers a tabbed interface for Windows Explorer. Other key features include a preview window, keyboard shortcuts, file splitting and merging and more. Operating System: Windows.

45. PcClean

Normally, the Windows maintenance tools that let you clean up your drives are scattered throughout the operating system. This tool lets you access all those maintenance features from one place. Operating System: Windows.

46. Clean Temporary Places

Having a lot of junk in your "Temp" files can really slow your system down. This little app cleans out all the temporary files located throughout your file system. Operating System: Windows.

47. GodMode AllTaks

Also known as Windows Master Control Panel, the God Mode on Windows Vista and Windows 7 lets you perform a variety of systems administration tasks. This tool let you use the "All Tasks" folder without going through the steps that are normally necessary. Operating System: Windows.

Video Tools

48. Kaltura Community Edition

Kaltura is home to a number of video-related projects, including a player, editor, widgets, processing, and much more. Their latest release is a Joomla extension that makes it easy to add video to your Joomla-based Web site. Operating System: OS Independent.

49. Windows Essentials Codec Pack

Having trouble playing a video file you've downloaded from the Internet? This download gives you the tools you need to play 99 percent of files available, including a simple media player. Operating System: Windows.

Wiki

50. XWiki

XWiki combines an enterprise-grade wiki, a wiki manager (for those who have multiple wikis), a generic wiki platform and an RSS Reader. It's a second-generation wiki, meaning that it gives users the ability to create and deliver apps from within the wiki. Operating System: OS Independent.



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1 posted on 10/27/2010 5:45:33 AM PDT by ShadowAce
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To: rdb3; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; GodGunsandGuts; CyberCowboy777; Salo; Bobsat; JosephW; ...

2 posted on 10/27/2010 5:46:10 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: ShadowAce
bump - looking forward to watching this thread grow. My favorite free game is Steel Panthers - found here:

http://www.shrapnelgames.com/Camo_Workshop/WW2/WW2_page.html
3 posted on 10/27/2010 5:53:06 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: ShadowAce

bmp later


4 posted on 10/27/2010 5:53:06 AM PDT by troublesome creek
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To: AD from SpringBay

I’ll have to check that one out. Not sure if I’ve heard of it.


5 posted on 10/27/2010 5:55:41 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: ShadowAce

Bookmarked, looks like some interesting stuff here.


6 posted on 10/27/2010 5:59:28 AM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: ShadowAce
Appliances 1. Turnkey Linux

First launched in 2008, Turnkey provides pre-configured virtual appliances based on open source applications. Their most recent offering is a backup and migration appliance, and they also offer LAMP stack, Drupal, Joomla, WordPress, File server, Ruby on Rails, and dozens of other appliances. Operating System: Linux.

Appliances huh? What about Dishwasher, Blender, and Refrigerator? Does it have those too? Just kidding all you Linux junkies.. Don't flame me too bad, but I have never heard the term "appliances" in software descriptions before.

7 posted on 10/27/2010 6:00:04 AM PDT by BRK
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To: BRK
What about Dishwasher, Blender, and Refrigerator? Does it have those too?

Well, it does have Blender. :)

Don't flame me too bad, but I have never heard the term "appliances" in software descriptions before.

No problem. Here is a definition of software appliance.

8 posted on 10/27/2010 6:03:37 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: ShadowAce

ping for later


9 posted on 10/27/2010 6:04:14 AM PDT by PjhCPA
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To: ShadowAce

later


10 posted on 10/27/2010 6:04:24 AM PDT by pappyone
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To: ShadowAce

Here are some I like:

http://www.archiveclipboard.com/ (great for capturing lots of screen shots)

http://www.nestersoft.com/timeleft/ (count down timer)

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/save-and-restore-desktop-icon-layout-in-windows-vista/ (I use 2 monitors and this keeps my desktop icons in place)

http://instant-eyedropper.com/ (show the RGB color of what you are pointing at on the screen)

http://www.jingproject.com/ (free screen capturing-I use it daily)

http://ekot.dk/JPEGCrops/ (crop lots of pictures to same size at once)

http://sourceforge.net/projects/notepad-plus/ (brilliant!)

http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/ (free pdf creation)

http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfsam/ (split or merge pdf files)

http://www.posteriza.com/es/index.php?lang=en_US (convert a picture into a huge poster)

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897434.aspx (ZoomIt has a count down timer, gives ability to draw on screen, and zoom in on screen)

Enjoy...


11 posted on 10/27/2010 6:06:08 AM PDT by killermosquito (Buffalo (and eventually France) is what you get when liberalism runs its course.)
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To: ShadowAce

Does anyone know of an app that can sort the folders in a windows system by size? I want to find out which folders have the most junk in them. Thanks.


12 posted on 10/27/2010 6:07:06 AM PDT by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: ShadowAce
Here is the corrected link for 15. SilentEye.

You duplicated the link for Securefolders.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

13 posted on 10/27/2010 6:07:42 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: ShadowAce

Mark for later.


14 posted on 10/27/2010 6:08:29 AM PDT by Publius Valerius
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To: LonePalm
heh--I just copied the HTML from the source page. They must have duplicated it.

Thanks for the correction.

15 posted on 10/27/2010 6:09:47 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: killermosquito

Thanks for the list! I always appreciate finding new apps to do things easier.


16 posted on 10/27/2010 6:11:28 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: ShadowAce

PING


17 posted on 10/27/2010 6:12:07 AM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: sionnsar

bmp


18 posted on 10/27/2010 6:12:09 AM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: blues_guitarist
!GNIP
19 posted on 10/27/2010 6:12:35 AM PDT by haywoodwebb (Islam is a violent political ideology masquerading as a religion . . . Black & Humble)
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To: ShadowAce
This thread is relevant to my interests. I shall peruse in a more fulsome manner at a time when work commitments do not require my attention.

Bump for later, IOW. ;-)

20 posted on 10/27/2010 6:20:08 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (III, Alarm and Muster)
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To: raybbr
http://www.jam-software.com/treesize/

TreeSize Free is nice but I use professional to monitor file servers.

21 posted on 10/27/2010 6:33:25 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: killermosquito

Bump. Collecting stuff to post to my Win Server class group.


22 posted on 10/27/2010 6:47:26 AM PDT by NerdDad (Aug 7, 1981, I married my soul mate, CDBEAR. 29 years and I'm still teenager-crazy in love with her.)
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To: nomorelurker

selfping


23 posted on 10/27/2010 7:00:41 AM PDT by nomorelurker
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To: ShadowAce

ping for later


24 posted on 10/27/2010 7:01:07 AM PDT by Verbosus (/* No Comment */)
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To: ShadowAce

Bump for Apps
NYZ rocks


25 posted on 10/27/2010 7:14:53 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: raybbr

Try this:
http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/disk-space-fan-is-awesome-eye-candy-disk-analysis-tool/


26 posted on 10/27/2010 7:27:09 AM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: ShadowAce

bookmark


27 posted on 10/27/2010 7:39:15 AM PDT by FrankR (November 2nd is NOT an election - it's a RESTRAINING ORDER.....VOTE!)
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To: ShadowAce

marking for later review


28 posted on 10/27/2010 7:40:14 AM PDT by dfwright (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left (Eccl. 10:2, NIV))
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To: ShadowAce

Huh...I’ve never heard of most of them. I have my own set of cross-platform apps that does everything I need. I keep the name and URL’s of them in a text file, in case I ever have to reinstall the os, and can’t remember what all I had.


29 posted on 10/27/2010 8:07:38 AM PDT by shorty_harris
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To: shorty_harris
Huh...I’ve never heard of most of them.

Hence the title. LOL!!

30 posted on 10/27/2010 8:17:18 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: KarlInOhio

mark for later downloading


31 posted on 10/27/2010 8:18:55 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Grblb blabt unt mipt speeb!! Oot piffoo blaboo...)
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If you’re really keen on a strategy game:

http://ufoai.ninex.info

It’s coming on a lot but they’ve just changed from SVN to GIT so I’m getting a bit behind on compiling the builds, but you can download recent builds from the forums.

If you ever played “UFO: Enemy Unknown” (XCOM I think it was called in the USA) you’ll recognize the gameplay immediately but this is a complete reworking of the original play.


32 posted on 10/27/2010 8:31:39 AM PDT by MalPearce
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To: ShadowAce

Wow! those lucky Apple users must have most of this stuff pre-installed. Hardly any of the apps are for the Apple OS, after all. ;-)

(Sorry, couldn’t resist. Not trying to start an OS war here!)


33 posted on 10/27/2010 8:56:12 AM PDT by Moltke (panem et circenses)
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To: Nightshift

gnip


34 posted on 10/27/2010 9:43:28 AM PDT by tutstar
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To: raybbr

“Does anyone know of an app that can sort the folders in a windows system by size? I want to find out which folders have the most junk in them. Thanks.”

Karen’s Directory Printer
Directory Printer v5.3.2

** Updated November 5, 2009

http://www.karenware.com/powertools/ptdirprn.asp


35 posted on 10/27/2010 9:50:01 AM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: ShadowAce

In the summer we have outdoor movies so I have used Blender to make my pre-show dvds. Great program but darn it takes forever.
The dvd really impresses peeps though. They all want to know how I made the graphics.


36 posted on 10/27/2010 9:51:16 AM PDT by sheana
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To: ShadowAce
Thanks....wonder how many know of Osmo?

Osmo

Osmo is a personal organizer, which includes calendar, task manager and address book modules. It aims to be easy to use and configurable to meet the user's preferences.

37 posted on 10/27/2010 10:18:33 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

That’s another one I have not heard of before.


38 posted on 10/27/2010 10:23:40 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: ShadowAce
Hence the title. LOL!!

Heh...I should not touch the keyboard before my morning coffee ration...

39 posted on 10/27/2010 10:33:51 AM PDT by shorty_harris
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To: ShadowAce
With Linux Mint...you can fire up the software manager....put OSMO into the search argument...and then click the install on the resulting panel.

May have to reinitiate the window managers to see it in the menus...or just do a restart of the system.

Shows up under office applications.

40 posted on 10/27/2010 10:39:14 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: raybbr
Does anyone know of an app that can sort the folders in a windows system by size? I want to find out which folders have the most junk in them. Thanks.

If you were using Unix or Linux, you could just use the 'du' command. If you wanted to get fancy you could do something like this...

du -k | sort -nr | more

This would show the disk usage of each subdirectory, sort it numerically for you in reverse order (i.e., large directories first),  and then display the results a page at a time. If you wanted just the top 10 biggest directories...

du -k | sort -nr | head -10

Yeah, there will be weenies out there who will say, "but that's so hard". At least it's possible. There are also graphical tools to do essentially the same thing like "agedu", "gdmap", or "ncdu" among others.



41 posted on 10/27/2010 10:49:16 AM PDT by zeugma (Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam)
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To: zeugma; raybbr
If you were using Unix or Linux,...

So an answer could be to boot up a Linux Live CD, mount the Windows drive, and the perform the instructions zeugma listed.

42 posted on 10/27/2010 11:14:33 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Psycho_Bunny; JerseyHighlander; zeugma

Thanks for the replies. I will check them out.

To zeugma: I thought I specified Windows.... :^0


43 posted on 10/27/2010 11:28:15 AM PDT by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: ShadowAce

I like this thread! Thanks Shadow.


44 posted on 10/27/2010 11:29:28 AM PDT by GOPJ ('Power abdicates only under the stress of counter-power." Martin Buber /a Tea-nami's coming..)
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To: Psycho_Bunny; JerseyHighlander; ShadowAce; zeugma; tacticalogic
Winderstat is pretty much what I was looking for.

This program is pretty neat. More info than I wanted and it breaks the file out into types, extensions, etc. Pretty cool!

Found it in a response on the Disk Fan page linked by "tacticalogic".

45 posted on 10/27/2010 11:47:33 AM PDT by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: ShadowAce
"DropIt creates a floating icon on your desktop. When you "drop" files on the icon, it moves them to the folder you've previously specified. It's very handy for cleaning up your filesystem. Operating System: Windows."

Just a Windows shortcut placed on the Desktop will do that.

46 posted on 10/27/2010 11:50:57 AM PDT by mlo
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To: mlo
But the shortcut doesn't float!!
47 posted on 10/27/2010 12:15:46 PM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: ShadowAce
Any thoughts on the best free navigation apps for Blackberry? Preferably turn by turn directions like Verizon Navigator.
48 posted on 10/27/2010 12:17:24 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Vote Like Obama is on the Ballot)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Good question. I don’t own a blackberry (or any kind of smartphone), so I can’t help you. I’d recommend a Garmin Nuvi, though. :)


49 posted on 10/27/2010 12:18:59 PM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: ShadowAce

Hmmm. Bump for later.


50 posted on 10/27/2010 1:51:11 PM PDT by Big Giant Head (Two years no AV, no viruses, computer runs great!)
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