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[v17.1.0] EmEditor Professional Portable Full versions download

EmEditor Professional can completely replace the Windows built-in Notepad, developed byEmurasoft Inc from Japan, it’s famous for lightweight, agile and its powerful, rich. So that hold many users’ high praise. Originally released in 1997, and is still in the sustainable development.

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[v20.00] PhotoLine – AppNee calls it the Mini-Edition of Photoshop

PhotoLine is a lightweight, efficient, fast and easy-to-use image processing software from Germany, it seems to be becoming popular. AppNee likes to regard it as a mini version of Photoshop, this is not just because they have very similar UI and functions.
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VeraCrypt – TrueCrypt’s only best successor or alternative

VeraCrypt is a free and open-source disk on-the-fly encryption (OTFE) software with strong security for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux platforms. It was developed by IDRIX from France, born as a branch of the highly-acclaimed but discontinued TrueCrypt project in 2013, but more outstanding than TrueCrypt.

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MonoDevelop – Free, open-source and cross-platform IDE for C#, F# and more

MonoDevelop (AKA: Xamarin Studio) is a free, open-source and cross-platform C# & other .NET languages IDE for rapid development of desktop & web applications on Windows, Linux or Mac OS X, and easily porting .NET applications onto Linux or Mac OS X platform from Windows. Continue reading MonoDevelop – Free, open-source and cross-platform IDE for C#, F# and more

VMware Workstation Player – Fast and simplified edition of VMware Workstation Pro

When a virtual machine solution is mentioned, most of use probably think of the celebrated VMware Workstation (which always stays ahead of the VirtualBox from Germany on performance and compatibility). Compared with VMware Workstation Pro, VMware Workstation Player (AKA: Player Pro, VMware Player for short) is more lightweight in both file size and function (can be seen as the simplified edition of VMware Workstation Pro), runs faster, and is free and more suitable for personal, home or non-commercial use. Continue reading VMware Workstation Player – Fast and simplified edition of VMware Workstation Pro

[v1.55] Start10 – First alternative app of Windows 10 Start Menu

Windows 10 tried to partly restore the classic start button & menu, even increased semitransparent effect for the start menu, but its usage is still not convenient enough. Especially on the fluency of menu operation, its overall performance lags far behind the classic start menu of Windows XP/7. And in fact, this is definitely not caused by users’ habit, but the failure on design (Microsoft blindly pursues avant-garde design while ignores one fact/reality – The vast majority of users is using Windows 10 on a PC, rather than a tablet with touchscreen.

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[v8.4] Edraw Max – Mind mapper with a wide range of rich examples & templates

Edraw Max is the professional edition of Edraw Mind Map, which is a vector-based mind map creating application with automatic layout, lightweight size but rich functions. And as a freeware, Edraw Mind Map can not only meet the needs of most common users, but also replace the commercial version of Microsoft Visio.

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