LaTeX and MikTeX(for Windows) - LaTeX is a powerful mark-up language for writing papers, scientific reports, theses, and so on. It is based on the TeX system originally developed by Donald E. Knuth. LaTeX is super-powerful in writing and managing any sort of academic writing. As a mark-up language, it can be called a programming language for academic writing. Like many programming systems any LaTeX typesetting system should have a compiling component and an editor. Although normal plain text editors can be used for LaTeX typesetting, specialized LaTeX editors are also available. Most Linux distributions come with some sort of TeX system. MikTeX can be used for Windows. There is a huge ecosystem around LaTex and many things related to TeX can be freely downloaded from Comprehensive TeX Archive Network (CTAN).
LimeWire - A fast, easy-to-use file sharing program that contains no spyware, adware or other bundled software. Compatible with all major platforms and running over the Gnutella network, LimeWire's open source code, is freely available to the public and developed in part by a devoted programmer community.
Longform for iPad - Auto-stocks and auto-curates longer form articles from various publications for you to read on your iPad (optionally using Readability to remove the clutter).
Lookout Mobile Security - Smartphone security company provideing security to protect you from viruses, malware and spyware, the ability to backup and restore your data, and tools to help locate lost or stolen phones.
MaidSafe - A decentralized platform on which application developers can build decentralized applications. The network is made up by individual users who contribute storage, computing power and bandwidth to form a world-wide autonomous system.
Major Geeks - Download freeware and shareware computer utilities.
Maniac Tools - An independent software developing company specializing professional music products: mp3Tag, Media Catalog Studio, AudioConverter Studio.
Many Eyes - A tool created by IBM Research that allows users to create visual representations of data and information, like charts, maps and other graphic presentations.
MapServer - An open source development environment for building spatially-enabled internet applications. MapServer is not a full-featured GIS system, nor does it aspire to be. Instead, MapServer excels at rendering spatial data (maps, images, and vector data) for the web.
Mathcad - Engineers use Mathcad to perform, document and share calculation and design work.
Mathematica - Mathematical software system. With thousands of original algorithms and a tightly unified overall design, Mathematica spans projects of all sizes-from simple calculator operations and educational demonstrations to large-scale systems deployment and maximum-power supercomputing. Also see:
Virtual Book - A browsable electronic collection of all the Mathematica tutorials, grouped according to functionality. It is an excellent place for users of all levels of experience to gain more detailed knowledge of Mathematica.
Wolfram Demonstrations Project - Conceived by Mathematica creator and scientist Stephen Wolfram as a way to bring computational exploration to the widest possible audience, the Wolfram Demonstrations Project is an open-code resource that uses dynamic computation to illuminate concepts in science, technology, mathematics, art, finance, and a remarkable range of other fields.
MediaWiki - The wiki engine developed for and used by Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects. It is freely available for others to use (and improve), and there are many copies in use by all sorts of projects around the world.
Mega - Cloud storage provider with browser-based high-performance end-to-end encryption.
Microsoft Exchange - Exchange Server, the Microsoft messaging and collaboration server, is software that runs on servers that enables you to send and receive electronic mail and other forms of interactive communication through computer networks. Designed to interoperate with a software client application such as Microsoft Outlook, Exchange Server also interoperates with Outlook Express and other e-mail client applications.
Microsoft OneNote - Delivers the flexibility to gather and organize text, pictures, digital handwriting, audio and video recordings, and more - all in one digital notebook on your computer.
Microsoft Sharepoint - Provides a single, integrated location where employees can efficiently collaborate with team members, find organizational resources, search for experts and corporate information, manage content and workflow, and leverage business insight to make better-informed decisions.
Miro - Free, open source Internet TV and video player. Download torrents and podcasts, play any video, and do it with style.
Movavi Video Converter Personal - Video converter. Convert FLV, AVI, MPEG, MP4, DVD, VOB, MOV, WMV, ASF, RM formats from one video format to another, rip DVDs, save videos and DVDs to your iPod, Zune, PSP, PDA, cellphones, merge multiple video files into a single movie, and extract soundtracks from your video files.
How stop a download in progress? Firefox keeps trying to download file and won't stop - Use the button that by default is now on the end of the location bar, and is a stop button while a page is downloading and a reload button once it has downloaded.
Mozilla PopcornMaker - Makes it easy to enhance, remix and share web video. Use your web browser to combine video and audio with content from the rest of the web - from text, links and maps to pictures and live feeds.
MVPS Hosts - The Hosts file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. This file is loaded into memory (cache) at startup, then Windows checks the Hosts file before it queries any DNS servers, which enables it to override addresses in the DNS. This prevents access to the listed sites by redirecting any connection attempts back to the local (your) machine. Another feature of the HOSTS file is its ability to block other applications from connecting to the Internet, providing the entry exists. You can use a Hosts file to block ads, banners, 3rd party Cookies, 3rd party page counters, web bugs, and even most hijackers. And this page shows you how.
myNotes - A solution for accessing your IBM Notes applications from Android or iOS devices.
MySmithMicro - StuffIt Deluxe, Poser, Anime Studio, Manga Studio.
MySQL - MySQL is a relational database management system (RDBMS) that runs as a server providing multi-user access to a number of databases. Free-software projects that require a full-featured database management system often use MySQL. For commercial use, several paid editions are available, and offer additional functionality. The MySQL database has become the world's most popular open source database because of its high performance, high reliability and ease of use. It is also the database of choice for a new generation of applications built on the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP / Perl / Python.) Many of the world's largest and fastest-growing organizations including Facebook, Google, Adobe, Alcatel Lucent and Zappos rely on MySQL to save time and money powering their high-volume Web sites, business-critical systems and packaged software. MySQL runs on more than 20 platforms including Linux, Windows, Mac OS, Solaris, HP-UX, IBM AIX, giving you the kind of flexibility that puts you in control. Whether you're new to database technology or an experienced developer or DBA, MySQL offers a comprehensive range of database tools, support, training and consulting services to make you successful.
NeoOffice - A full-featured set of office applications (including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, drawing, and database programs) for Mac OS X. Based on the OpenOffice.org office suite, NeoOffice has integrated dozens of native Mac features and can import, edit, and exchange files with other popular office programs such as Microsoft Office.
Nero - CD/DVD burning, video editing, backup software.
nForcersHQ - Leading resource for computer hardware and technology news and reviews with focus on NVIDIA nForce motherboards, home to nForcersHQ forums.
NirSoft - Useful freeware utilities, password recovery tools, network tools, registry tools, and the like.
NOD32 - An antivirus package made by the Slovak company Eset. Versions are available for Microsoft Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, and other platforms. A NOD32 Enterprise Edition is available that consists of NOD32 AntiVirus and NOD32 Remote Administrator. The NOD32 Remote Administrator program allows a network administrator to monitor anti-virus functions, push installations and upgrades to unprotected PCs on the network, and update configuration files from a central location. Also see Wikipedia article.
Novell GroupWise - A collaboration software solution that provides information workers with e-mail, calendaring, instant messaging, task management, and contact and document management functions. A leading alternative to Microsoft Exchange, GroupWise has long been praised by customers and industry watchers for its security and reliability.
Nozbe - Project management, task manger, to-do list software.
Nuance - Speech recognition, imaging, PDF and OCR solutions.
NVIDIA - A worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies. The company creates innovative, industry-changing products for computing, consumer electronics, and mobile devices. The NVIDIA graphics processing unit (GPU) and media and communications processor (MCP) brands include NVIDIA GeForce, NVIDIA GoForce, NVIDIA Quadro, and NVIDIA nForce. These product families are transforming visually-rich applications such as video games, film production, broadcasting, industrial design, space exploration, and medical imaging. Download drivers here.
Octave - GNU Octave is a high-level computational language which is similar to and mostly compatible with MATLAB. It is licensed under GPL license and is available for different platforms.
OldVersion - An archive of old versions of various software programs.
Omeka - A Swahili word meaning "to display" or "to lay out for discussion," Omeka is a free, easy to use, open source, and standards-based platform for online display of museum and other historical materials in a Web 2.0 environment.
OpenOffice - A free productivity suite compatible with all major office suites.
OpenSSH - A free version of the SSH protocol suite of network connectivity tools that increasing numbers of people on the Internet are coming to rely on. OpenSSH encrypts all traffic (including passwords) to effectively eliminate eavesdropping, connection hijacking, and other network-level attacks.
Oracle - The company is the world's leading supplier of software for information management, and the world's second largest independent software company. Oracle technology can be found in nearly every industry, and in the data centers of 98 of the Fortune 100 companies. Oracle is the first software company to develop and deploy 100 percent internet-enabled enterprise software across its entire product line: database, business applications, and application development and decision support tools.
Oracle VM VirtualBox - A powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Supported host operating systems include Linux, Mac OS X, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Solaris, and OpenSolaris; there is also a port to FreeBSD. Users of VirtualBox can load multiple guest OSs under a single host operating-system (host OS). Each guest can be started, paused and stopped independently within its own virtual machine (VM). The user can independently configure each VM and run it under a choice of software-based virtualization or hardware assisted virtualization if the underlying host hardware supports this. The host OS and guest OSs and applications can communicate with each other through a number of mechanisms including a common clipboard and a virtualized network facility. Guest VMs can also directly communicate with each other if configured to do so. Also see Wikipedia.
Parallel Earth - Create a crowd-source media stream for an event anywhere on earth.
Parallels - Parallels Access 'applifies' your Windows and Mac applications, letting you remotely access and experience them as if they were made for iPad.
Passmark Software - A leading authority in software and hardware performance benchmarking and testing.
Passware - A leading maker of password recovery and e-Discovery software for Federal and State agencies, Fortune 500 corporations, law enforcement, military organizations, help desk personnel, business and private consumers. Its flagship product, Passware Kit Forensic, recovers passwords for 200+ file types and decrypts hard disks providing an all-in-one user interface. Passware software recovers or resets passwords for Windows, Word , Excel, QuickBooks, Access, Acrobat, and many more.
PDF Complete - A high-quality PDF document creation tool that operates much like the Acrobat PDF Writer solution. The combination of PDF Complete and the freely available Adobe Acrobat Reader provide the most requested PDF features at a more reasonable price point than offered by the Adobe branded solution.
PDF Snake - Adobe Acrobat plug-in, which performs imposition.
PDF Store - Adobe Acrobat and PDF plug-ins and tools.
PDFcamp Printer - Quick and easy PDF creation software that converts any type of printable Windows documents, including DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPTX, TXT and even HTML, to a universally accepted PDF (Portable Document Format) file with the click of a button. This gives users a convenient and simple way to share any type of Windows document. PDFcamp(pdf writer) installs and operates as a printer driver, making the creation of PDF documents as easy as printing. PDFcamp(pdf writer) answers the need of corporations and individuals for a low-cost, easy to implement, easy to use and fast working PDF creation solution.
PDFCreator - A free tool to create PDF files from nearly any Windows application.
PDFedit - A free and Open Source pdf editor for Linux.
PeaZip - Compress, convert, split, file encryption software. Open and extract RAR TAR 7Z ZIP ZIPX archives Supported systems: Microsoft Windows 2K/XP, Vista/7/8/8.1/10 (32 and 64 bit), ReactOS, Wine.
PerformanceTest - Fast, easy to use, PC speed testing and benchmarking. PassMark PerformanceTest allows you to objectively benchmark a PC using a variety of different speed tests and compare the results to other computers.
Periscope - A live video streaming app for iOS and Android developed by Kayvon Beykpour and Joe Bernstein and acquired by Twitter before launch in 2015.
Pirate Radio - Pirate Radio is the easiest way to broadcast any kind of radio show over the Internet from your personal PC. All you need is a Windows-based PC, sound card and a connection to the Internet and something to blast out to reach listeners all over the Internet. The RadioDestiny Broadcaster allows you to play any combination of live input and digital audio over the Internet in a few easy steps. Broadcast MP3s, .wavs; hook up your microphone and mix between the sources. The Destiny Media Player plays all popular audio file formats and connects listeners to the Pirate Radio Network, a directory of broadcasters just like you. Destiny Media Player's easy-to-use and powerful interface allows you to organize and arrange all your digital audio files into playlists, libraries - all easily accessible from anywhere on your computer.
PGP Encryption Products - Symantec's encryption products, now including PGP and Symantec Endpoint Encryption, enable organizations to deliver comprehensive data protection with proven standards-based technology.
Picasa - Free photo editing software from Google that makes your pictures look great.
Pirate Bay - Download music, movies, games, software and much more. "The galaxy's largest bittorrent network."
Planet PDF - Adobe Acrobat pdf news, tools, tips and resources.
Plex - A media player system consisting of a player application with a 10-foot user interface and an associated media server. It is available for Mac OS X, Linux, and Microsoft Windows. Also see Wikipedia.
PM View Pro - Image viewing and conversion tool for bitmapped graphics.
Poll Builder - Build customizable polls and include them on your web site for free.
PostgreSQL - PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system. It has more than 15 years of active development and a proven architecture that has earned it a strong reputation for reliability, data integrity, and correctness. It runs on all major operating systems, including Linux, UNIX, AIX, BSD, HP-UX, SGI IRIX, Mac OS X, Solaris, Tru64, and Windows. It is fully ACID compliant, has full support for foreign keys, joins, views, triggers, and stored procedures (in multiple languages). It includes most SQL:2008 data types, including INTEGER, NUMERIC, BOOLEAN, CHAR, VARCHAR, DATE, INTERVAL, and TIMESTAMP. It also supports storage of binary large objects, including pictures, sounds, or video. It has native programming interfaces for C/C++, Java, .Net, Perl, Python, Ruby, Tcl, ODBC, among others, and exceptional documentation. Also see Post pgAdmin for PostgreSQL Tools.
PowerGREP - A powerful Windows grep tool. Quickly search through large numbers of files on your PC or network, including text and binary files, compressed archives, MS Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PDF files, OpenOffice files, etc. Find the information you want with powerful text patterns (regular expressions) specifying the form of what you want, instead of literal text. Search and replace with one or many regular expressions to comprehensively maintain web sites, source code, reports, etc. Extract statistics and knowledge from logs files and large data sets.
Prezi - A virtual whiteboard that transforms presentations from monologues into conversations: enabling people to see, understand, and remember ideas.
Process Explorer - Ever wondered which program has a particular file or directory open? Now you can find out. Process Explorer shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded. The Process Explorer display consists of two sub-windows. The top window always shows a list of the currently active processes, including the names of their owning accounts, whereas the information displayed in the bottom window depends on the mode that Process Explorer is in: if it is in handle mode you'll see the handles that the process selected in the top window has opened; if Process Explorer is in DLL mode you'll see the DLLs and memory-mapped files that the process has loaded.Process Explorer also has a powerful search capability that will quickly show you which processes have particular handles opened or DLLs loaded. The unique capabilities of Process Explorer make it useful for tracking down DLL-version problems or handle leaks, and provide insight into the way Windows and applications work.
Properly Sorted - Designs software to meet challenges like managing complex workflows, optimizing digital assets or integrating with existing systems - lowering costs, raising revenue, or both. Clients, including Western Union, Library of Congress New York Times, Management & Artists, Laspata Decaro, Giant Step, Sony BMG.
PSTools - Helps with regedit 'undeletable keys', processes and services. To delete 'undeletable' key in regedit: 1) Download PSTools. 2) Unzip PSTools and place PsExec.exe in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. 3) Then do the following: Start > type cmd.exe then right-click cmd.exe and select "Run as administrator" 4) Then, at the command prompt, type the following and press "Enter": psexec -s -i regedit.exe 5) Locate and delete the key. 6) Close regedit and cmd.exe. NOTE: With PsExec one should be able to delete just about any registry key so take caution using. Read this article first: How to really hurt yourself with PSEXEC - Deleting the Undeletable Registry Key and More. The tools in the PsTools suite, downloadable as a package, include:
Recommind - A leader in search, review and analysis software that provides the accurate and automated tools giving people and organizations the information they need instantly.
RedFox - Home of AnyDVD HD and CloneBD. AnyDVD HD is a Windows based application that removes restrictions of DVD and Blu-ray media automatically in the background. CloneBD lets you copy any unprotected Blu-ray to your hard drive, or any blank Blu-ray disc. Also see Products Download and RedFox.bz Forums.
RegexBuddy - Companion for working with regular expressions. Easily create regular expressions that match exactly what you want. Clearly understand complex regexes written by others. Quickly test any regex on sample strings and files, preventing mistakes on actual data. Debug without guesswork by stepping through the actual matching process. Use the regex with source code snippets automatically adjusted to the particulars of your programming language. Collect and document libraries of regular expressions for future reuse. GREP (search-and-replace) through files and folders. Integrate RegexBuddy with your favorite searching and editing tools for instant access.
RichCopy - Successor to Robocopy file copying tool. What if you're copying thousands of files across a slow connection? What happens if your network hiccups and interrupts the copy? What if you want to make sure that you preserve particular file attributes, such as a Last Modified date, but not other attributes, like security descriptors? What if you want to filter the files you're copying from source to destination based on filename or extension? If any of these apply to you, the simple Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V combination probably won't cut it. And though Robocopy GUI certainly improves on that basic functionality, it still has some limitations in terms of granular control and usability. What you need is RichCopy. What you'll find most striking the first time you take RichCopy out for a spin is that it's a multithreaded copying tool. That means that rather than copying one file at a time in serial order, RichCopy can open multiple threads simultaneously, allowing many files to be copied in parallel and cutting the total time required to complete the operation several times over. You can also pause and resume file copy operations, so if you lose network connectivity at any point, you can just pick up where you left off. You also get a vast array of granular controls that allow you to customize aspects of your file copying such as: filtering files, saving attributes, adjusting cache size, and so on. Some commentary here and blogging here.
RideScout - A mobile app that shows you real-time information about all transportation options that are available right now. Free and available on iOS and Android.
RivalMap - Web-based collaboration software that gives companies a central place to share and address information about competitors and their industry. If your company spends time watching competitors and their activities, RivalMap will make the management and communication of competitive information easier and more effective.
Robocopy - Wikipedia: Robocopy, or Robust File Copy, is a command-line directory replication command. It has been available as part of the Windows Resource Kit starting with Windows NT 4.0, and was introduced as a standard feature of Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008. The command is literally robocopy. Also see official source and RichCopy, and advanced alternative to Robocopy.
RoboForm - Makes the process of logging into your favorite your favorite websites and applications easier by automatically saving, then entering your usernames and passwords.
Roxio Creator - Go beyond just cd burning and organize, edit, preserve and share your digital photos, music, video and data - all within one integrated product.
SAGE - An open source mathematics application which is based on Python. The mathematical capabilities of SAGE can be combined by other general capabilities of Python to make more useful things. Interfacing with a number of non-free packages (such as Magma, Maple, Mathematica, MATLAB, and MuPAD) as well as free packages (such as Axiom, GAP, GP/PARI, Macaulay2, Maxima, Octave, and Singular) is possible.
Scilab - A free and Open Source technical computing language. It's syntax and application is very similar to MATLAB and if you already know MATLAB you wouldn't have much difficulty switching to Scilab. It comes with a number of toolboxes and new applications can be easily added as interfacing with Fortran, Tcl/Tk, C, C++, Java, LabVIEW is possible. Downloadable binaries are available for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X.
Scribe - A notetaking application designed with historians in mind.
ScriptMaker An excellent free setup compiler called Inno Setup. The compiler will combine and compress all the files required for a particular software installation and produce a single EXE file called SETUP.EXE.
SciPy - SciPy and NumPy are two scientific computing and numerical analysis packages based on Python. NumPy provides the basic computational capabilities and SciPy is built on top of NumPy to provide a wider range of capabilities. For screenshots of the package see this and this.
Search Maker Pro - Creates a single html file that is a fully featured search engine for your website or CD/DVD. Simply place this file on your site to provide full search facilities for your visitors.
SEOmoz - Develops SEO software, provides a robust link intelligence API, hosts a vibrant SEO community. Learn more about SEOmoz PRO, a complete set of software, tools, and resources to maximize your search engine optimization.
Sherpa Software - Designs and develops groupware utility software targeted to provide archiving, e-mail management, policy enforcement and content discovery functionality that is not inherent within IBM Notes or Microsoft Exchange.
Sidrean Software - Web-based solutions that gather, analyze and organize all kinds of structured and unstructured digital information, presenting it in a single, unified navigation view that dynamically displays content in context.
Siri - Siri on iPhone 4S lets you use your voice to send messages, schedule meetings, place phone calls, and more. Ask Siri to do things just by talking the way you talk. Siri understands what you say, knows what you mean, and even talks back. Siri is so easy to use and does so much, you'll keep finding more and more ways to use it.
SlideShowPro - A Flash-based slideshow application for presenting photos and videos online. Available as a component for Flash (AS2/AS3) and gallery extension for Lightroom, SlideShowPro features over 100 customizable parameters to control color, layout, size, and behavior for an endless array of configuration options. Both products were built to meet the demands of professional photographers, as well as web developers looking for a fast, simple utility to create slideshows without coding any ActionScript.
Slingbox - Enables you to watch your TV programming from wherever you are by turning virtually any Internet-connected PC into your personal TV.
SmartBear - Offers tools for development, QA-management, Web Performance Monitoring, and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM).
SnagIt - Take a 'snapshot' of anything on your PC screen. Send it, store it, turn it into a detailed graphic, find it later. SnagIt makes it easy.
Snapchat - Share photos with friends and family. Totally mobile. Also see Wikipedia backgrounder.
Snapdone - Adds a single button to Microsoft Word's menubar that accesses all of Snapdone's features: simple, versatile document management, a shared contact database integrated with intelligent forms, and other time-saving functions that make Word work in law offices.
Social Fixer - A free browser extension that improves the Facebook site by eliminating annoyances and adding lots of great enhancements and functionality.
Sockso - A free, open-source, personal music host server.
Songbird - A desktop Web player, digital jukebox and Web browser mash-up. Like Winamp, it supports extensions and skins feathers. Like Firefox, it is built from Mozilla, cross-platform and open source.
Sothink Media - Provides video downloader to download video, powerful FLV encoder Server Side, Flash to video and video to Flash converter, iPod 3GP PSP Converter and DVD Ripper for conversion.
Sound Forge Audio Studio - For recording, editing, and energizing music and sound. Digitize, repair, and restore rare records and tapes, produce podcasts and karaoke tracks, burn CDs, and render out all the right formats for playback from any source.
Soundspectrum - Music visualization software. G-Force, SoftSkies, WhiteCap, and Winter Wonders music visualizers are available for Windows Media Player, iTunes, and other popular media players.
Storyspace - Widely considered the tool of choice for hypertext writers.
Subsonic - A free, web-based media streamer, providing ubiquitous access to your music. Use it to share your music with friends, or to listen to your own music while at work. You can stream to multiple players simultaneously, for instance to one player in your kitchen and another in your living room. Related info:
Summly - Optimizes summarized news articles for the iPhone.
SuperBot - Downloads entire websites automatically, and saves them on your computer.
Survey Builder - A tool that builds online surveys, especially applicable to oral histories.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server - Try it for free for 60 days. Your free trial includes the entire contents of the full version plus 60 days of patches and updates (or 180 days for System z). It does not include access to any technical support or to any software updates, however, beyond the evaluation period. Also see openSuse. Note: SUSE Linux is a computer operating system. It is built on top of the open source Linux kernel and is distributed with system and application software from other open source projects. SUSE Linux is of German origin and mainly developed in Europe. The first version appeared in early 1994, making SUSE the oldest existing commercial distribution. It is known for its YaST configuration tool.
Switch - Convert and encode sound files on PC and Mac. Switch is one of the most stable and comprehensive multi format audio file converters available and is very easy to use.
Syncovery - Back up your data and synchronize PCs, Macs, servers, notebooks, and online storage space.
Systat Software - Provides specialized scientific software products and services for the environment sciences, life sciences, behavioral sciences, medical research and engineering.
System Explorer - Software for exploration and management of System Internals. Also get access to File Database which helps you to determine unwanted processes or threats
Systran Translation Software - Systran's software instantly translates text from and into 52 languages for individuals to understand and publish any type of information. Use of Systran products and solutions increases business productivity in enterprise collaboration, eCommerce, customer support, knowledge management, search, and other initiatives.
Take Ownership - This is a registry hack that give you a menu item that will handle all the steps of taking ownership of files [granting permissions to you] without jumping thru all the steps otherwise needed to be taken in the usual GUI or command line approach. This method works in Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, and 10.
TalTech Instrumental Software Solutions - TAL Technologies data acquisition software, instrument control, serial and TCP/IP communications software, bar code software, barcode ActiveX and bar code DLLs.
Teamviewer - Access any remote computer via Internet just like sitting in front of it - even through firewalls. Free Remote Access and Remote Desktop Sharing over the Internet. Administer remote computers or servers, as if you were sitting right in front of them. Take advantage of 24/7 access without the need for someone on the other end. Save your most important contacts in your computers and contacts list to be able to connect within seconds. Control computers remotely via the internet, as if you were sitting right in front of them. Whether you are providing spontaneous support, administering servers or working from your home office, TeamViewer lets you get the job done.
TeXnixCenter - A feature-rich LaTeX editor for Windows freely available under GPL license.
Timeline Maker - Allows you to create and share rich graphic timelines to support legal cases by facilitating the analysis, presentation and communication of case facts to clients, jurors, judges and colleagues.
Tor: Anonymity Online - Tor is a toolset for a wide range of organizations and people that want to improve their safety and security on the Internet. Using Tor can help you anonymize web browsing and publishing, instant messaging, IRC, SSH, and other applications that use the TCP protocol. Tor also provides a platform on which software developers can build new applications with built-in anonymity, safety, and privacy features.
TwonkyServer - A commercial cross-platform UPnP media server for Windows, Linux and Mac. PC version supports realtime transcoding using FFmpeg or VLC. Twonky is a line of software and applications for your PC, Mac or mobile phone that finds all of your digital media collections and shares them with PCs, TVs, stereos and other devices connected to your network. See YouTube demo. Also see:
Tynt - "Improve your SEO, keep users longer and measure your user engagement by leveraging the power of copy and paste". Also see how to circumvent Tynt, because - really! - Tynt is annoying, unneccessary, and "creepy" - burning a measure of goodwill from readers in exchange for dubious URL tracking analytics.
Universal Document Converter - The most complete solution for the conversion of documents into PDF, JPEG, TIFF or other graphical files. The underlying basis of the program is the technology of virtual printing. As a result, exporting documents into a chosen format is not any more complicated than printing on a desktop printer.
Unlock PDF - Remove PDF password security, giving you the freedom to use your PDFs as you want.
VirtualBox - A powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2. Also see downloads and documentation.
Visual web Ripper - Visual tool to collect content from the web and save it as structured data in a database or as XML.
VLC Media Player - A highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network. Also see VideoLAN Wiki for documentation.
Voidtools: Everything Search Engine - Everything is search engine that locates desktop files and folders by filename instantly for Windows. Everything only indexes file and folder names and generally takes a few seconds to build its database. A fresh install will take about 1 second to index. 1,000,000 files will take about 1 minute. Works with Windows 8 and 10. See FAQ.
VMware - VMware virtualization lets you run multiple operating systems and applications on a single server.
VSCO - An art and technology company building an ecosystem of digital tools and services, including the VSCO Cam.
Wattpad - Read e-books on your mobile phone with the easy to use Wattpad Reader. All downloads are free, find your favorite books or upload your own to share with other Wattpad users. To start, visit m.wattpad.com on your phone's browser.
Waze - Community-based traffic and navigation app software. Join other drivers in your area who share real-time traffic and road info, saving everyone time and gas money on their daily commute.
Web of Trust (WOT) - A free website reputation, rating and review tool that helps find trustworthy websites and protects against online scams, untrustworthy links, and unreliable web stores. Free add-on for Firefox, IE, Chrome, Opera and Safari browsers.
Web Scrapbook - Store all kinds of media items - URLs, images, text, and movies - and collaborate with others with the CHNM online scrapbook.
Winamp - Play music and video files, CD burning, CD ripping, MP3 encoding.
Windows Sysinternals / AccessChk - Windows administrators often need to know what kind of accesses specific users or groups have to resources including files, directories, Registry keys, global objects and Windows services. AccessChk quickly answers these questions with an intuitive interface and output.
WinPcap - The ndustry-standard tool for link-layer network access in Windows environments: it allows applications to capture and transmit network packets bypassing the protocol stack, and has additional useful features, including kernel-level packet filtering, a network statistics engine and support for remote packet capture. WinPcap consists of a driver, that extends the operating system to provide low-level network access, and a library that is used to easily access the low-level network layers. This library also contains the Windows version of the well known libpcap Unix API.
WinRAR - A powerful archive manager. It can backup your data and reduce size of email attachments, decompress RAR, ZIP and other files downloaded from Internet and create new archives in RAR and ZIP file format.
WinZip - ZIP file utility for Windows: Zip/Unzip, Encrypt/Decrypt.
WMDecode for Windows - For extracting files from winmail.dat mail messages (files named winmail.dat or ATT00001.dat).
WM Recorder - Software tool that allows for one-click recording of any Windows Media streaming video or audio content, music videos, music, radio broadcasts, adult and subscription content, or corporate webcasts.
Word Key - Recovers passwords for Word document files.
Word++ - Highly efficient method of looking up the meanings of difficult words and phrases encountered when surfing the web.
WordPress - Web software you can use to create a website or blog. Also see WordPress Codex, the online manual for WordPress and repository for WordPress information and documentation.
WunWun - Free delivery from your favorite places. A service that connects users to their favorite local stores and restaurants, allowing them to place orders through WunWun and receive their purchases within an hour. Currently operates in The Hamptons, New York City, and San Francisco.
Xceed - Creates COM and .NET software components. Xceed is a world leader in data grid and data compression components, and a top 10 provider of components for Windows developers.
XBMC - An award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media. XBMC is available for Linux, OSX, Windows, and the original Xbox. Created in 2003 by a group of like minded programmers, XBMC is a non-profit project run and developed by volunteers located around the world. XBMC can be used to play almost all popular audio and video formats around. It was designed for network playback, so you can stream your multimedia from anywhere in the house or directly from the internet using practically any protocol available. Use your media as-is: XBMC can play CDs and DVDs directly from the disk or image file, almost all popular archive formats from your hard drive, and even files inside ZIP and RAR archives. It will even scan all of your media and automatically create a personalized library complete with box covers, descriptions, and fanart. There are playlist and slideshow functions, a weather forecast feature and many audio visualizations. Once installed, your computer will become a fully functional multimedia jukebox.
Zotero - Next-generation research tool that makes it easy to gather, organize, annotate, search, and cite materials you find online and off. Zotero is a standalone and browser extension which can be used for storing bibliographic data while browsing. It can be used for managing and citing as well and can save a lot of time particularly the time spent for collection of data.
KWSnet is an Internet subject directory providing special attention to U.S. national and international news, the arts, computing, culture, environment, law, literature, media, politics, science and technology. Based in San Francisco, California, KWSnet contains over 150,000 annotated links to resources worldwide. Use Search KWSnet, located at the top of each page, to search within this site. Use Ctrl-F (Windows) or ⌘-F (Mac) to search within individual pages.