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For those who come here for awesome freeware: check out NANY 2014

Every year the community of coders at DonationCoder come up with brand new freeware tools for a year-end event they call New Apps for the New Year (NANY). These events typically involve DC members coming up with quirky or interesting ideas for free tools that solve specific problems posted by members or that implement interesting

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How to convert STEREO audio files to MONO in batch, using free software

Typically, to convert stereo to mono, I would load up the audio files, one by one, into my favorite free audio editor (Audacity), and take it from there. But the obvious problem with this approach when you need to transform multiple files is that it can be very time consuming. Instead, I needed to find

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How to convert WEBP images to JPG, PNG (or any other format)

Why WEBP? The format introduces improvements on many fronts, according to Google. For example, it supports both lossy and lossless compression, and can result in a file size saving of 45% over PNG (preserving transparency) and 28% over the same PNG’s that are re-compressed with compression tools (source: Wikipedia). While Google’s introduced the WEBP image

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How to remove endless loops from a GIF

If you want to remove endless looping behavior from GIFs then read on. I recently had to insert several dozen videos into a PowerPoint presentation, and despite having written an article on how to package embedded videos in PowerPoint as a single file, I decided that the best way to do it would be to

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How to convert PDF to Word DOC for free: a comparison

If you are wondering whether you can do good PDF to Word (DOC, DOCX, or RTF) conversion for free, the answer is: Absolutely. This posting will present and compare a number of different ways to do this, for free, without any watermarks or restrictions. This is our fourth update of this article, which we believe

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Rox Player streams torrents, IPTV, DHT, and other online video in real time

Streaming internet video straight into a desktop player is not new, but if you ever thought about streaming torrents in real time then we’ve got great news: Rox is a free media player that can make this as easy as clicking a link. In addition to streaming torrent, Rox can stream many other online videos

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Portitle: right-click to look up movie and TV show information, trailers, and subtitles

We like to showcase right click functions that are unique and/or useful, and in fact have published a series of collections of interesting right click functions. This time around we would like to feature Portitle, a free utility that can look up movie summaries, reviews, trailers and download subtitles for your media files via right

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‘Similar Image Finder’ is a simple freeware duplicate image finder

I recently cleared all of my images off of my phone, and ended up with hundreds of duplicate images on my hard drive (due to the fact that I had downloaded/synced most of these images in months past). I needed a simple and straightforward duplicate image finder, and found one in a freeware called ‘Similar

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‘Everything’ desktop search gets updated with cool new features

‘Everything’ is the kind of program that every geek loves, and is the first program that I install on every Windows machine. We first reviewed this program in 2009, and after a strange four year hiatus, it is finally being updated again, with beta versions coming out regularly. The beta version I tested (1.3.3.656b) is

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FREE OCR software: a survey of desktop and online tools

Printing text to paper is done every day; on some occasions however the reverse is needed – getting the original text back from a scanned image or photograph, for further editing and use. This conversion is named Optical Character Recognition or OCR for short, and it can convert scanned books and documents into editable text,

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Replace Genius: find and replace text in Excel and Word files, in batch

Finding and replacing text in multiple text files at once isn’t new, but most people in businesses and homes use Word and Excel files, not text files. If you use Excel or Word extensively and would like to perform find and replace operations right from the desktop (and/or in batch), then check out ‘Replace Genius’,

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Free Giveaway: AudioGrail, a comprehensive audio file toolbox

Another week, another great giveaway. This time around it’s AudioGrail, a complete, all-in-one toolkit for working with audio files. The nice people at KSoft are making the complete, full version of this program available free of charge for 3 days, from Jun 5rd until end of day on June 7th. AudioGrail can organize your MP3s,