The best software for musical notation

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MUSESCORE

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Musescore is absolutely the best FREE program for writing music. It is only passed by FINALE – considered a professional level – but it is paid.

It allows for fast and easy note entry on a virtual note sheet. It has an integrated sequencer to allow for immediate playback of the score. MuseScore can import and export MusicXML and standard Midi files.

MuseScore is available in more than 40 languages and is rapidly becoming the leading free music notation software and often praised as a cost effective alternative for expensive software.

https://musescore.org/it/download

 

 

TUX GUITAR

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Simple and essential program that does its job perfectly. Originally created for Linux, it has the main tools.

Imports and exports gp3,gp4 and gp5 files

https://sourceforge.net/projects/tuxguitar/

 

 

Frescobaldi

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Frescobaldi is a LilyPond sheet music text editor. It aims to be powerful, yet lightweight and easy to use. Frescobaldi is Free Software, freely available under the General Public License.

Powerful text editor with syntax highlighting and automatic completion
Music view with advanced Point & Click
Midi player to proof-listen LilyPond-generated MIDI files
Midi capturing to enter music
Powerful Score Wizard to quickly setup a music score

https://www.rosegardenmusic.com

 

 

FINALE

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This software being of professional level I recommend it to those who really require all the tools and functions, because obviously they are paid and it is not cheap …

Finale is proprietary scorewriting software developed by MakeMusic, Inc. It displays music primarily in music notation and allows for multiple tracks and very specific tweaking of instrument sounds for each track.

https://www.finalemusic.com/free-trial/

The Best sites to download software

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Very often it happens that we have to download programs. Other times it can happen that we have to download more
software together to update them or because we have to resite our PC after formatting it. In this case we come to the aid of some sites with which we can search for all the best known software, updated to the latest version. Furthermore, it is always advisable to download the software that does not need any applications that without our knowledge install other software that we do not want.

Here is a list of the best known and, above all, more reliable sites for both the amount of software and their constant and continuous updating to the latest version.

 

FILEHIPPO

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Here is a list of the best known and, above all, more reliable sites for both the amount of software and their constant and continuous updating to the latest version.

https://filehippo.com

 

 

FILEHORSE

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Filehorse is one of the best sites. Finding the differences with filehippo is difficult. It probably happens that you don’t always find the updated versions of some software. However the site better sorts the software by category than by filehippo.

https://www.filehorse.com

 

 

SOFTPEDIA

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It contains a large amount of software but I believe that it is not the best as a visual impact. It does not categorize the software well and is very dispersive.

https://www.softpedia.com

 

 

MAJORGEEKS

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Although not often but sometimes I found it useful to download some very hard to find software, which were not present in filehippo and in filehorse.

https://www.majorgeeks.com

 

 

UPTODOWN

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As for MajorGeeks I found it useful to download software only in the circumstances in which it was difficult to find it in other sites. A valid alternative

https://it.uptodown.com

 

 

SOFTONIC

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Although it is one of the most popular sites for downloading software freely, I find it very messy and full of advertising. I recommend it only when you can’t find particular programs. It also often installs third-party software.

https://it.softonic.com

The best application file archiver (zip) for PC

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7ZIP [free]

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7-Zip is a free and open-source file archiver, a utility used to place groups of files within compressed containers known as “archives”. It is developed by Igor Pavlov and was first released in 1999. 7-Zip uses its own 7z archive format, but can read and write several other archive formats.

In my opinion it is the best software. It is very light (taking up very little memory) and recognizes a considerable amount of file formats. The only flaw is the somewhat raw graphic interface. Often to open a file you will have to right-click on the icon, and go to the appropriate entries of 7zip

https://www.7-zip.org

 

 

WINRAR [freemium]

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7-Zip is a free and open-source file archiver, a utility used to place groups of files within compressed containers known as “archives”. It is developed by Igor Pavlov and was first released in 1999. 7-Zip uses its own 7z archive format, but can read and write several other archive formats.

https://alternativeto.net/outgoing/software/winrar

 

 

PEAZIP [free open source] (win, linux, BSD)

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PeaZip is free file archiver utility, based on Open Source technologies of 7-Zip, p7zip, FreeArc, PAQ, and PEA projects.

Cross-platform, full-featured but user-friendly alternative to WinRar, WinZip and similar general purpose archive manager applications, open and extract 180+ archive formats

PeaZip is mainly written in Free Pascal, using Lazarus. PeaZip is released under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License.

https://www.peazip.org/

 

 

WINRAR [commercial]

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Those who have been working with the PC for some years are certainly familiar with winzip, which was the most famous PC compressor in the 90s and early 2000s. The flaw of this software is that it is not free but paid. For the rest it has the same functions, although with a better and friendly interface

https://alternativeto.net/outgoing/software/winzip

The best web brower for PC [2019]

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MOZILLA FIREOX

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Mozilla Firefox (known simply as Firefox) is a free and open source web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite. Firefox is highly extensible, with thousands of third-party add-ons available.

Firefox version 60+ (Quantum) is presently faster than Google Chrome and use less memory than Chrome. Compare to previous versions of Firefox, the Quantum version is twice as fast, promote parallelism, and has more intuitive user interface.

https://www.mozilla.org/en/firefox/new/

 

GOOGLE CHROME

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A free web browser developed by Google from the open source Small Chromium iconChromium project with a focus on speed and minimalism. Chrome offers fast start-up and web page loading, supports a minimalist user interface, automatically updates in the background, and offers syncing of browser bookmarks, extensions, passwords, and history between multiple computers by your Google account.

https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/

 

CHROMIUM

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Chromium is a free and open-source web browser developed by Google. It is a fully functional browser on its own and supplies the vast majority of source code for the Google Chrome browser. The two browsers have always had some differences, as indicated by their names: chromium is the metal used to make chrome plating.

The Chromium source code is also widely used by other parties to create their own browsers, in a similar manner as Google, while others simply build it as-is and release browsers with the Chromium name.

https://www.chromium.org/getting-involved/download-chromium

 

OPERA

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Opera is a browser with innovative features, speed and security. Opera’s vision is to deliver the best Internet experience on any device and the company is committed to support and contribute to open standards.

The browser delivers a highly customizable start page (Speed Dial) where you can set your top sites and bookmarks, Off-road mode for data saving and faster browsing in slow networks such as 3G/2G and public Wi-Fi, a “Discover” page for getting the best of the web’s content; and in the desktop version Stash, a tool for comparing pages and “read it later”.

https://www.opera.com/en/download

 

VIVALDI

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Vivaldi is a freeware, cross-platform web browser developed by Vivaldi Technologies, a company founded by Opera Software co-founder

Although intended for general users, it is first and foremost targeted towards technically-inclined users as well as former Opera users disgruntled by its transition from the Presto layout engine to a Chromium-based browser that resulted in the loss of many of its iconic features.[8][10] Despite also being Chromium-based, Vivaldi aims to revive the features of the Presto-based Opera with its own proprietary modifications.

As of March 2019, Vivaldi has 1.2 million active monthly users.

https://vivaldi.com/download/

 

PALE MOON

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Pale Moon is an open-source web browser with an emphasis on customizability; its motto is “Your browser, Your way”. There are official releases for Microsoft Windows and Linux, an unofficial build for macOS, and contributed builds for various platforms.

Pale Moon is a fork of Firefox with substantial divergence. The main differences are the user interface, add-on support, and running in single-process mode. Pale Moon retains the highly customizable user interface of the Firefox version 4–28 era. It also continues to support some types of add-ons that are no longer supported by Firefox.

https://www.palemoon.org/download.shtml

 

MICROSOFT EDGE

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Who uses windows knows that this browser will find it native already in the operating system. Although it has improved a lot compared to its predecessor internet explorer, it still remains far from browsers like mozilla, which allow the installation of plug-ins and personalization of the entire browser.

 

APPLE SAFARI

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It’s the apple browser. For windows there is only an obsolete version but for mac there is a more updated version which, however, in my opinion, is still lower than a browser like mozilla.

https://support.apple.com/downloads/safari

 

TOR

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Tor Browser is the best browser for anonymous browsing. Guarantees 99% security and also allows you to browse the deep web by connecting to its server. It is not an alternative to classic browsers because this browser has characteristic functions that others do not have. It is therefore advisable to have it with other browsers.

https://www.torproject.org/it/download/

The Best remote desktop software for PC

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TeamViewer [FREE PERSONAL] (win, mac. linux, android, iphone)

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It is certainly the best known and the most used software.

TeamViewer lets you establish a connection to any PC or server within just a few seconds. You can remote control the PC of your partner as if you were sitting right in front of it.

New features such as VoIP, webcam and application selection will give you an even better, easier and faster desktop sharing experience.

https://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows/

 

 

Chrome Remote Desktop [FREE] (Win, Mac. Linux, Android, iphone)

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Chrome Remote Desktop allows users to remotely access another computer through Chrome browser or a Chromebook. Computers can be made available on an short-term basis for scenarios such as ad hoc remote support, or on a more long-term basis for remote access to your applications and files. All connections are fully secured.

https://remotedesktop.google.com

 

 

X2Go (Win, Mac, Linux)

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X2Go is an open source remote desktop software for Linux that uses the NX technology protocol.
X2Go can be used to access PC desktops, but its main use case is providing secure standalone remote sessions via ssh.
The server package must be installed on a Linux host; client packages can be run on Linux, OS X, or Windows.

https://wiki.x2go.org/doku.php/start

 

 

DWService FREE-OPENSOURCE (Win, Mac, Linux, BSD)

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DWService – Remote Access, Remote Support, Service Desk, offers a service that allows access to remote systems using a standard web browser.

https://www.dwservice.net

The best FTP Software for PC

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FILEZILLA [FREEMIUM OPENSOURCE] (windows, linux, mac)

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FileZilla is a powerful FTP-client. It has been designed for ease of use and with support for as many features as possible, while still being fast and reliable. The program offers support for firewalls and proxy connections as well as SSL and Kerberos GSS security.

Be aware that installing FileZilla on your computer might install some bundleware/malware on your machine.

https://filezilla-project.org

 

 

WinSCP [FREE OPENSOURCE] (windows)

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WinSCP is a popular free SFTP and FTP client for Windows. Moreover, WinSCP is a powerful multi-functional tool that will improve your productivity.

WinSCP can copy files between a local and remote computer using multiple protocols: FTP, FTPS, SCP, SFTP or WebDAV. On the one hand, WinSCP offers an easy to use graphical user interface; you can choose between Windows Explorer look and tabbed twin-panel interface like Norton commander. On the other hand, advanced users can automate WinSCP functionality using .NET assembly or simple batch file scripting

https://winscp.net/eng/download.php

 

 

Cyberduck [FREE OPENSOURCE] (windows, mac)

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With an easy to use interface, connect to FTP (File Transfer Protocol), SFTP (SSH Secure File Transfer), WebDAV (Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning), Amazon S3, Google Storage, Windows Azure, Rackspace Cloud Files and even Google Docs.

https://cyberduck.io/download/

The Best File Sharing Software: torrent..

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In this post list the best files with which to download torrent files. I also mention some emule-like softare files for sharing …

 

TORRENT

 

TRASMISSION

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Transmission has the features you expect in a BitTorrent client: encryption, a web-based interface, peer exchange, UPnP and NAT-PMP port forwarding, web seed support, watch directories, tracker editing, global and per-torrent speed limits, and more.

https://transmissionbt.com

 

 

uTottent 

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Most famous and small bittorent cilen(micro torrent thats name). Not open source and not free. Have security bug, furthermore there is a lot of advertising

It includes standard features such as bandwidth prioritization, scheduling, RSS auto-downloading and Mainline DHT. Additionally, µTorrent supports the Protocol Encryption joint specification and peer exchange.

https://www.utorrent.com/intl/it/

 

 

QBitTorrent

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Best alternative to uTorrent and the best torrent client for now.

The qBittorrent project aims to provide a Free Software alternative to Small µTorrent iconµTorrent. Additionally, qBittorrent runs and provides the same features on all major platforms (Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, OS/2, FreeBSD)

https://www.qbittorrent.org

 

 

DELUGE

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Deluge is a full-featured BitTorrent client for Linux, Unix and Windows. It is written in python, uses libtorrent (rasterbar) at its core and GTK for the main user interface along with web and console interfaces for advanced client/server facility. Deluge features a rich plugin collection; in fact, most of Deluge’s functionality is available in the form of plugins. Deluge was created with the intention of being lightweight and unobtrusive.

https://deluge-torrent.org

 

 

OTHER

eMule

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Emule is historical software that almost everyone will remember … Although many people think that it is no longer used, in reality many still use it to download material that they would not be able to download with torrent clients: ebooks, crack, etc …

eMule is a free peer-to-peer file sharing application for Microsoft Windows. Connects to the eDonkey network and the Kad network.

https://www.emule-project.net/home/perl/general.cgi?l=18

 

 

RetroShare

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RetroShare is a open source cross-platform, private and secure decentralized communication system. It lets you to securely chat, share photos, videos, and more, using Small OpenPGP iconOpenPGP to authenticate peers and Small OpenSSL iconOpenSSL to encrypt all communication.

https://retroshare.cc

 

 

Soulseek

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Soulseek® is a unique ad-free, spyware free, and just plain free file sharing application. One of the things that makes Soulseek® unique is our community and community-related features. Based on peer-to-peer technology, virtual rooms allow you to meet people with the same interests, share information, and chat freely using real-time messages in public or private. Soulseek®, with its built-in people matching system, is a great way to make new friends and expand your mind!

http://www.slsknet.org/news/

The Best CD-DVD emulator [virtual DRIVE] Software

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When you download large files from the web, such as games or software or you cannot save them on DVD or hard disk and you have to install them on your PC, you need to mount them on a virtual device. To do this you must use one of these programs listed below.

 

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Deamon tool [MAC + WINDOWS] [FREEMIUM]

DAEMON Tools Lite is an advanced application for Microsoft Windows which provides one of the best optical media emulation in the industry. You can mount *.mdx, *.mds/*.mdf, *.iso, *.b5t, *.b6t, *.bwt, *.ccd, *.cdi, *.cue, *.nrg, *.pdi, *.isz disc images to a virtual drive. Make .iso, *.mds/*.mdf and *.mdx images of CD/DVD/Blu-ray discs.

 

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WinCDEmu [WINDOWS] [OPEN SOURCE]

WinCDEmu is an open-source CD/DVD/BD emulator – a tool that allows you to mount optical disc images by simply clicking on them in Windows Explorer. If you have downloaded an ISO image and want to use it without burning it to a blank disc, WinCDEmu is the easiest way to do it.

 

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Virtual CloneDrive [WINDOWS] [FREE]

Virtual CloneDrive works and behaves just like a physical CD/DVD drive, however it exists only virtually. Image files of various formats (.iso, .bin, etc) can be mounted onto a virtual drive from your hard-disk or from a network drive and used in the same manner as inserting them into a normal CD/DVD drive.

The best software to create Bootable USB

 

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If you want to create bootable USB sticks at computer startup you may need one of the software listed below. In fact, it often happens to put the operating system on your pen and you have to extract the file archive. If you extract it normally with an archive software (winzip, 7zip, etc.) it can happen that it does not start when the PC starts up. Then you will need to extract it and install the boot files with one of the following software

 

RUFUS [WIN + MAC + LINUX]

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It is absolutely the best software to create pens and bootable usb devices. Works with windows, linux and mac. I recommend it especially for windows and mac while for linux it’s better its dedicated netbootin software

https://rufus.ie

 

UNETBOOTIN [LINUX]

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It only works for linux. The advantage of this software is that it allows you to automatically download the most common versions of Linux distros.

https://unetbootin.github.io

 

UNIVERSAL USB INSTALLER [WINDOWS]

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It would be the possible alternative to RUFUS because USB universal only works on Windows. Although RUFUS is ideal you will never have the certainty that it starts as it should.

https://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/

 

The Best Text/SourceCode Editor for Windows

 

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NOTEPAD++

Notepad ++ is an evolution of the classic windows notepad, with which you can write documents in txt, ie notes. It is a very light software and can also be used to view and write source codes. It recognizes a vast amount of file formats. If you want to write only source code I recommend sublimetext, but notepad should not be missing on your computer because it can always be useful.

https://notepad-plus-plus.org/downloads/

 

 

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SUBLIME-TEXT

Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, html and prose – any kind of text file. You’ll love the slick user interface and extraordinary features. Sublime Text may be downloaded and evaluated for free without an expiration time limit, however a license must be purchased for continued use.

http://www.sublimetext.com

 

 

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BRACKETS

As a better alternative to Sublimetext, ie as a pure sourcecode editor, brackets is the best software. It’s free (opensource) and allows you to view the live preview. Because of the consistent graphics it can run a little slow.

http://brackets.io

 

 

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GEANY

Geany is a small and lightweight Integrated Development Environment. It was developed to provide a small and fast IDE, which has only a few dependencies from other packages. Another goal was to be as independent as possible from a special Desktop Environment like KDE or GNOME – Geany only requires the GTK2 runtime libraries.

https://www.geany.org