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LGS
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the useful apps I like apart XYplorer

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My list of useful apps I like apart XYplorer. Hope it helps.
I have no interest in any of these companies, I am just a user.
This is a "Google" translation from my original french text. Sorry for the translation errors if any.
enjoy !
LG


https://www.scootersoftware.com/features.php
Beyond Compare 4 Intelligent Document Comparison:
Better than the Word tool, and also compares PDFs and Excel
The $60 license, 30-day free trial period without limitation

https://www.x1.com/products/x1-search/
X1 search: indexer + full text search (emails, attachments, files,...) + viewer with lots of file formats
The one in Windows has improved but this one is doing better.
In particular, in outlook if you search for "63.05.02.0123" it will stop at the point and look for just 63 :-/ X1 looks for him on the whole string of characters
On the other hand, be careful he does not look for a channel in the middle or at the end of a word.

https://www.faststone.org/FSCaptureDetail.htm
Faststone Capture has in my opinion the best current tool for screenshots and editing/annotation of the resulting image. I use it daily!

https://www.digitalvolcano.co.uk/duplicatecleaner.html
Duplicate cleaner the best duplicate file cleaner I know (and very fast). Very elaborate search and cleaning criteria. Version 5 just came outsome time ago

https://wiztreefree.com/about
wiztree ultra fast hard drive 2D graphic mapping (much faster than Windirstat). Nothing like it to see what takes up space

https://www.voidtools.com/
Everything file searcher. It only looks on the file name (not on the content like X1) but it's uuuuuuuuuuuultra-fast (never seen that! it finds at the speed or you type the name of what you're looking for).

https://www.syncovery.com/
Syncovery ultra powerful utility to synchronize directories, make backups (even in real time) including from / to clouds. Packed with options. It is a German, Tobias Giesen who has been developing this tool for 20 years. Some options are quite original: when a directory has been moved in a source tree, it allows you to move them also in the destination tree without having to recrack everything

https://www.autohotkey.com/
Autohotkey scripting tool with very powerful programming language, independent of applications. A must to automate tasks by simulating keyboard or mouse actions. It also makes it possible to recognize which windows are open, where they are and what their size is. It allows you to create hotkeys that launch one or more actions (like Ctrl-Win-key), and hotstrings that do the same: when a predetermined sequence of characters appears on the keyboard, it launches the corresponding action on the fly. For example at home the channel "wsw" launches whatsapp web. (it is very unlikely to appear in a sentence or word. This system allows, among other things, to generalize the spelling correction: I have a list of 200 corrections that apply to words that I often write wrongly. Example < space> even becomes < space> . Adding the space prevents the correction from appearing if the string appears in the middle of a word. For example, I programmed "mpa*" into "Thank you in advance".

https://veracrypt.fr/en/Home.html
Veracrypt powerful and very fast drive encryption, open source. It is the successor of truecrypt. You can create an encrypted virtual disk from a large (empty) file or an external partition (another partition of the same disk, external disk, SD card or USB flash drive). If you are veiled your external drive it is impossible to read. It happened to me one day in a hotel where I lost an SD card in the room without realizing it right away. Beautiful work.. maintained by a Frenchman. There is an interesting "warrant canary" story on their web page...
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Horst
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Re: the useful apps I like apart XYplorer

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Autohotkey is twice in the list
Everything can search content and even index the content for fast searches.
Windows 11 Home x64 Version 21H2 (OS Build 22000.318)
Portable XYplorer v22.50.0202
Everything 1.5.0.1286a (x64)

LGS
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Re: the useful apps I like apart XYplorer

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I removed the duplicate ref to autohotkey.
Thanks for the everything indexing info.. I had the "non content indexing" old version 1.4 installed , I just swtched to 1.5 alpha.. tests ongoing :-)
LG

binaryman
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Re: the useful apps I like apart XYplorer

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http://www.file-utilities.com Directory Report
Show disk usage, directory printer, find duplicate files, rename files, and maintain your files - all in 1 tool

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