FREE Advanced Network IP Scanner (claimed to be used by 26 million users)

June 22, 2017

This is a good portable app to scan your home network (and work network) to determine what devices are on the network; and, can also be used to detect intrusions or devices that should not be on your network.

Advanced IP Scanner

Reliable and free network scanner to analyze LAN. The program shows all network devices, gives you access to shared folders, provides remote control of computers (via RDP and Radmin), and can even remotely switch computers off. It is easy to use and runs as a portable edition. It should be the first choice for every network admin.

Key Features:

  • Easy access to network shares
  • Remote control via RDP and Radmin
  • MAC addresses detection
  • Switching on/off computers remotely
  • Export scan results to CSV
  • No installation required

SOURCE: Advanced IP Scanner


Make posters Of Any Size (max 20×20 meters) Using A Regular Printer

June 22, 2017

I first saw this on ghacks.net…  You can make posters of any size, up to 20×20 meters, using a regular printer; AND, software called Easy Poster Printer. When creating a poster, one tip; make sure you use a good quality photo or graphic. If you use a low quality photo, the result will suffer as you increase the size…

Go to the source link below to learn more about Easy Poster Printer and all of its’ features.

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SOURCE: GD Software – Easy Poster Printer


An Open Source Clipboard Manager With A Ton Of Features

June 22, 2017

What a clipboard manager does is capture and archive your “copy / paste” operations. If you are looking for one with a ton of features, then check out ClipAngel (see source link below). If you don’t believe me, check out the feature list below. ClipAngel is an open source program that is a portable app.

Features

  • Supports clipboard formats: text, html, rtf, file, image
  • Captures data of supported types copied to clipboard (clips)
  • Captures sender window title and process name for clip
  • Shows source URL for HTML clip
  • Filter by marks “Used (Pasted)” and “Favorite” with keyboard shortcuts
  • Filter by clip type
  • Hot (as you type) text filter for clip list
  • Stores last used for paste text filters
  • Marking used (pasted) clips
  • Marking filter matches in text
  • Marking hyperlinks in text and Alt+click to open them
  • Marking END of clip text
  • Marking filter matches in list
  • Allows to paste clip as original or plain text selected or all
  • Repeated external copy of any previous clip raises it to top of list
  • Settings “Max clip size KB” and “History depth number”
  • Setting “Hotkey to open window with reset”
  • Searching back and forward filter text in text
  • Ability to delete and move clips in list
  • Text filter and clip list share key presses, no need to change focus
  • History is stored encrypted on disk
  • Setting “Hotkey to incremental paste”
  • Switch “word wrap”
  • Switch “move just pasted clip to top”
  • Switch “show column with short visible size of clip”
  • Command “Edit clip title”
  • Edit clip text mode
  • Commands “Mark/Unmark favorite” for clips
  • Support for format “Clipboard Viewer Ignore” to respect password copy privacy
  • Auto and manual check for new version and one click update
  • Portable mode
  • Auto position window on open near text input
  • Switch “Always on top” for window
  • Command to open clip as file
  • Command to simulate char input (for windows isolated from clipboard)
  • Support for sending paste and input to elevated windows
  • Switch “Monitor clipboard”
  • Switch “Monospaced font”
  • Switch “Clear filters on window close”
  • Filter ON indication in “Clear filter” button
  • Full support for difficult windows in paste command (cmd.exe and non fullscreen RDP)
  • Text position indicator shows offset, column and line number, selection length
  • Clip list shows samples for picture clips
  • Switch “Native formatting” for HTML and RTF clips
  • Switch “Show clip source icon column”
  • Automatic window open after capture text clip from ABBYY Screenshot Reader
  • Command “Text compare” with support for Beyond Compare, ExamDiff Pro, WinMerge, Araxis Merge, DiffMerge and custom application
  • Command “Translate text”
  • Target window title is shown in window title after ” >> “
  • Setting “Default font”
  • Setting “Hotkey to open window with favorites”
  • Command “Clear clipboard”
  • Command “Move to top”
  • Switch “Copy text in any window on Control+F3”
  • Setting “Hotkey to compare last clips”
  • Commands to set type filter values
  • Switch “Autoselect first match”
  • Multiselect clips in list supported by most commands
  • Setting “Hotkey to open window with no changes”
  • Command “Switch focus list/text F10”
  • Series >3 identical chars are cut off in clip autotitle
  • Setting “Folder for clip temp files”
  • Tooltip on clip row in list
  • Switch “Case sensitive search”
  • Switch “Search independent words”
  • Switch “Search ‘%’ as any char sequence”
  • Setting “Database file” to switch clip lists
  • Drag&Drop clips from list

SOURCE: Sourceforge – ClipAngel


WeatherDan – FREE Program To Quickly Retrieve Current Weather Conditions and Radar

June 16, 2017

I love weather apps and WeatherDan is a new one on my plate. What I like about WeatherDan is that it sits in your system tray (bottom right corner where the time is) where you can click on the lightning bolt icon to get the current weather. You get your weather results by entering your zip code.  Right mouse click on the icon and you can get the radar (which can be set for a view up to 192 miles).  Once you have the current weather and/or radar on the screen, simply left mouse click on them and they will disappear. It appears the source for the weather is harvested from Weather.com due to the link option on the menu that will take you to the Weather.com web site (to get the complete weather).

Source: WeatherDan – Dan Oross Consulting


Print Conductor – A Simple and FREE Batch Printing Utility

June 16, 2017

You can automate and print a large number of files with Print Conductor. Simply create a list of files to be printed and Print Conductor will do the rest of the work for you.  All sorts of formats are supported: Adobe PDF, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, Publisher), Autodesk AutoCAD, HTML, SVG, etc. You can send the print jobs to any installed printer, including virtual printers. Print Conductor is FREE for non-commercial use and works under Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP and Windows Server…

SOURCE: Print Conductor


A FREE Open Source (Powerful) Video Editor That Is Easy To Use

June 15, 2017

Here is a video editor called OpenShot, that will give you the ability to edit those videos you take using your smartphone.  OpenShot is a Linux, Mac, and Windows based software application that offers many transitional effects and recognizes nearly all media formats out there (including video, audio and image files). Through experimentation of my own, I found OpenShot quite user-friendly and recommend for the computer user’s at home.

Features

  • Cross-platform (Supports Linux, OS X, and Windows)
  • Support for many video, audio, and image formats (based on FFmpeg)
  • Powerful curve-based Key frame animations
  • Desktop integration (drag and drop support)
  • Unlimited tracks / layers
  • Clip resizing, scaling, trimming, snapping, rotation, and cutting
  • Video transitions with real-time previews
  • Compositing, image overlays, watermarks
  • Title templates, title creation, sub-titles
  • 2D animation support (image sequences)
  • 3D animated titles (and effects)
  • SVG friendly, to create and include vector titles and credits
  • Scrolling motion picture credits
  • Advanced Timeline (including Drag & drop, scrolling, panning, zooming, and snapping)
  • Frame accuracy (step through each frame of video)
  • Time-mapping and speed changes on clips (slow/fast, forward/backward, etc…)
  • Audio mixing and editing
  • Digital video effects, including brightness, gamma, hue, greyscale, chroma key (bluescreen / greenscreen) , and many more!

SOURCE: OpenShot Video Editor 


A Tool Created By A Technician For Technicians

June 12, 2017

Didn’t really get a chance to mess around with this open source program (called WinBolt); however, thought I would post it for the other techs out there. From what I am gathering WinBolt is a 45MB tech tool (portable app) where you can automate maintenance routines, such as Windows Updates, Malware Scans, CCleaner, etc… If you give this a try, let us know via the comments, your experience with this.

Features:

  • Automate Windows Updates
  • Automate Application Installs
  • Automate General Maintenance
  • Automate User Backups
  • Worry Free IT!
  • Scheduled Monthly Maintenance

SOURCE: SourceForge – WinBolt