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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

Feb 10, 2014
Samer Kurdi
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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

Jan 7, 2014
Samer Kurdi
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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

Nov 6, 2013
Samer Kurdi
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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

Oct 21, 2013
Samer Kurdi
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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

Oct 3, 2013
Samer Kurdi
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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

Sep 9, 2013
Samer Kurdi
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PirateBrowser bypasses censorship imposed by governments, ISP’s, or firewalls

Want to browse the internet without being censored by your government, your ISP, or even your company firewall? ‘PirateBrowser’ may be what you need. Released by torrent indexing service ‘the Pirate Bay’, PirateBrowser is designed to give regular users access to censored content, but note that it is not designed to provide anonymous browsing and

Aug 31, 2013
Samer Kurdi
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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

Jul 22, 2013
Samer Kurdi
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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

Jul 15, 2013
Samer Kurdi
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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

Jun 20, 2013
Samer Kurdi
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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,

Jun 18, 2013
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Get instant browser privacy, with HTTPs Everywhere

There is no privacy, sorry. At least not if you’re using your devices normally. But if you want some measure of protection, and want the NSA (National Security Agency) out of your personal communications as a matter of principle, then check out free browser extension HTTPs Everywhere. HTTPs Everywhere is a browser extension for Chrome

Jun 17, 2013
Samer Kurdi
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