It’s a recent and active development, works very well, very nicely functional. Currently runs on Windows, macOS and Linux desktop computers, as well as on Android devices and Chromebooks. Uses the Sword Project repositories. The UI is a bit different than others, but it’s very well worth the learn.
New Bible application, cross-platform: Ezra
article #1544, updated 134 days ago
Install Edge browser via Powershell
article #1491, updated 141 days ago
This works well as of this writing.
[Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol = "tls12, tls11, tls" md -Path $env:temp\edgeinstall -erroraction SilentlyContinue | Out-Null $Download = join-path $env:temp\edgeinstall MicrosoftEdgeEnterpriseX64.msi Invoke-WebRequest 'http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=2093437' -OutFile $Download Start-Process "$Download" -ArgumentList "/quiet"
This is a change to a replacement URL, and it will hopefully be a more lasting kind than the previous. The above works for AMD64 Windows; the URL comes from here:
and there is support for other platforms on that page.
Betterbird: Vastly Improved Fork of Thunderbird
article #1520, updated 250 days ago
Try it. https://www.betterbird.eu/. The Thunderbird team has been ignoring huge quantities of bugs and usability issues for decades. They kicked out a profoundly gifted developer several years ago, who has been leading Betterbird, a careful “soft fork” of Thunderbird, which maintains all helpful interoperability while fixing many, many bugs. Betterbird is lighter and faster, it does CardDav address books natively to Gmail and other providers, it has a far better HTML email composer, and much, more more!
Cross-Linux Package Management: Snapcraft
article #1184, updated 2038 days ago
Lots and lots of interesting apps can be installed easily, and across distros, with Snapcraft:
End-of-life of common Microsoft products
article #1055, updated 2368 days ago
A Great Alternative to Visio
article #1035, updated 2453 days ago
This one is very good:
Print-to-PDF using Ghostscript
article #959, updated 2731 days ago
This page appears a bit outdated, but it should still work:
New web browser
article #765, updated 3279 days ago
Looking rather interesting so far; it is very multiplatform:
Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Reader direct downloads
article #695, updated 3468 days ago
Here’s Flash Player:
and here’s Reader:
"Too Many Different Cell Formats" in Excel
article #640, updated 3598 days ago
that this is due to accumulating cell format IDs over time, when Excel documents have been used and updated over and over again. Microsoft says that this can be prevented in new Excel files by keeping Excel up to date, but does not give an automatic solution this way. Instead, when the problem is seen, we have to run a utility on the Excel file throwing the error. I found a very small binary in the SkyDrive account referred-to in the article above, called XLCleaner; this works quite well. I did not choose any of the checkboxes in my testing, they look like they might alter spreadsheet contents, and they did not appear to be necessary.