Anvil Studio - for composing or recording music with audio equipment
MS Power Toys - power toys for Win 10
Password Checkup for Chrome - checks generated password against list of data breaches
Scribus - open source desktop publisher
Solitared - super off/online solitaire games
TeraCopy - quickly copy and move files with error recovery
TestDisk - can recover lost partitions and make disks bootable again
Microsoft Power Toys [20.4 MB] Win 7 - Win 10 Open Source
Microsoft PowerToys is designed for power users to streamline and tune Windows inspired by the Windows 95 PowerToys.
The PowerToys installation is quick and, once installed, resides in your system tray.
You will find four sections are starting with General Settings.
FancyZones is a window manager that makes it easy to create complex window layouts and quickly position windows into those layouts. The FancyZones category has quite a few settings and colors you can use or adjust.
PowerRename Settings is a Windows Shell Extension for more advanced bulk renaming using search and replace or regular expressions.
Lastly, is The Shortcut Guide appears when a user holds the Windows key down for more than one second and shows the available shortcuts for the current state of the desktop. The shortcut guide backlog can be found here. The Shortcut Guides category currently has a few settings.
Videeo on Fancy Zones https://youtu.be/uXAu2-nA8PE
Scribus [105 MB] Win XP - Win 10 Open Source
Scribus will help design and produce magazines, newsletters, print advertising, brochures, calendars, and pretty much anything that requires text to look visually appealing on paper. 32 Bit available.
Scribus is now completely cross-platform and runs natively on Linux/Unix, Mac OS X, OS/2 Warp 4, eComStation, and Windows. It supports many quality publishing features, such as CMYK colors, spot color support, ICC color management, and versatile PDF creation.
Scribus includes many useful features, such as powerful vector drawing tools, support for a huge number of file types via import/export filters, emulation of color blindness or the rendering of markup languages like LaTeX or Lilypond inside Scribus. The file format is XML-based allowing for even damaged documents to be recovered with a simple text editor.
Scribus has been translated into more than 25 languages, and more are coming in the future.
Home page https://www.scribus.net/#menuopen
Download at https://www.scribus.net/downloads/
Password Checkup for Chrome [1.6 MB] Chrome Freeware
Password Checkup for Chrome enables free in-browser protection against using passwords compromised in data breaches.
While Password Checkup for Chrome is in use, it will alert you when you have entered a username and password that is no longer safe due to appearing in a data breach. The alert will instruct you to reset your password. The alert is displayed in red and offers suggestions like, if you use the same username and password for any other accounts, please reset your password there as well.
Password Checkup for Chrome will not report any identifying information about your accounts, passwords, or the specific device. But, Google does report anonymous information about the number of lookups that surface an unsafe credential, whether an alert leads to a password change and the domain involved for improving site coverage. You can turn Password Checkup for Chrome on/off easily, and you can ignore a specific site if you choose.
Solitaired [160 MB] Win 10/Android Freeware
Solitaired is a free solitaire game available at the Microsoft Store, online, and Android.
Solitaired can be customized with different and unique decks, including Notable Women in Computing, Jones Playing Cards, 52Kards Mint, and more.
There are almost 600 solitaire variants, including Spider, Freecell, Klondike, Pyramid, and more.
If you register for an account, you can keep track of the games you've played and compete on the leaderboard. Hopefully, when the game grows a broader audience, they will reset the statistics weekly.
If you don't want to install a new app, or you don't use the Microsoft Store, you can also play Solitaired online.
We played Solitaired for about an hour and enjoyed the card decks and many games available to play. A unique feature we also liked is the ability to create an account so that you can play on Windows, Android, or online.
On line https://solitaired.com/
Windows version download Microsoft Store
Android version download Google Play Store
Anvil Studio [3.7 MB] Win 7 - Win 10 Freeware
Anvil Studio is the perfect piece of multimedia software for when you want to compose or record music with audio equipment, print sheet music, and more.
You will also be able to compose music for MIDI and Audio equipment, print sheet music from standard MIDI files, sequence music with MIDI equipment, and play with music using a computer.
Anvil Studio Features:
Editors: Staff, Lyrics, Piano Roll, Percussions, Loops, Audio, Events.
File formats: standard .MID and.WAV files.
Includes extensive integrated help.
Enter notes from an external MIDI device, on-screen guitar fretboard, on-screen piano keyboard, or by dragging notes to the staff.
Percussion editor employs standard percussion notation.
Copy and paste between 2 song files by starting two copies of Anvil Studio with different songs loaded.
Align notes with beats and measures.
Stretch / compress notes over time.
Compensation for MIDI and Audio device latency and working with low-latency ASIO and Virtual Instruments.
Per-track On/Mute/Solo, device, instrument, channel, fader, pan, and effects controls.
Shows up to 25 tracks of information displayed at the same time.
Much, much more.
TestDisk [11.9 MB] Win Vista - Wikn 10/Linux/BSD/SunOS/Mac OS X Open Source
TestDisk is aimed at recovering lost partitions, making non-booting disks bootable due to software issues, viruses as well as human error.
This utility is designed to be easy for partition table recovery. It can repair a partition table, recover deleted partitions, recover FAT32 boot sector from its primary backup, rebuild FAT12/FAT16/FAT32 boot sector and fix FAT tables. You can also rebuild an NTFS boot sector, recover NTFS boot sector from its backup, fix MFT using MFT mirror and locate ext2/ext3/ext4 Backup SuperBlock. Additionally, you are provided with the capability to undelete files from exFAT, ext2 filesystems, FAT, NTFS, and copy files from deleted exFAT, FAT, NTFS and ext2/ext3/ext4 partitions.
TestDisk will appeal to novice and expert users alike with features for both. For novice users that have little experience with data recovery techniques, TestDisk can be utilized to gather comprehensive data about a non-booting drive that can be provided to an experienced user on a support forum or an IT professional. And for those advanced users familiar with the area will find it to be a useful tool for performing onsite recovery.