Category Archives: Recommended Free Tools

This category contains tools which I have found usefull.

For “no open source” free tools, consideration is needed if they are safe to use in that task or environment.

Wireless router with 4G USB modem/dongle, by ROOTer

Previously I managed to get the OpenWRT working on a wireless router. As this router also has an USB port, I tried to get an USB 4G dongle working on it. After realizing that the solution is very much dependent … Continue reading

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Virtual magnifiying glass

One of the handy tools to have is virtual magnifying glass. It can be a solution when one need to enlarge only a portion of the display. For example, if you want to show some video or demo on a … Continue reading

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DIY CRM: part 2 for personal task management

This is continuation to DIY CRM: part 1 for a small team, where the MS Access was used as a simple tool to keep track of tasks or cases for a team. The same tool can be used for a … Continue reading

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CryptSync, a simple alternative to protect your files for sharing

CryptSync is simple and easy to use tool to synchronize 2 folders, where the files in the destination folder are encrypted. (CryptSync is using 7-Zip for the encryption.) In this way, one can perform client side encryption when sharing several … Continue reading

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Morse Learner, tool for learning the morse code (receiving and sending)

Morse Learner is a portable and handy software for learning both the receiving and sending of morse code (chraracters made of DAHs and DITs). In the beginning it starts with small set of characters. And there are options to change … Continue reading

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Portable OCR tools to extract text from scanned pages

In addition to previously mentioned gImageReader, these 2 other portable OCR tools worked well in the following scenarios: For adding text overlay into a scanned PDF file (book/document): PDF-XChange Viewer Portable with OCR function For capturing text on the computer … Continue reading

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OpenWrt, an alternative for improving network security at home with firewall and web proxy

Introduction OpenWrt is a Linux distribution that can be loaded into many wireless routers by replacing the original firmware with OpenWrt firmware. The picture below shows 2 such routers, together with Raspberry Pi on the right for comparison. My interest … Continue reading

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