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  • Game Maker

    Lite 8.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Create your own computer games

    7
    4195 votes
    • PROS: No programming experience necessary, Lots of instructions and user forums
    • CONS: Still takes some getting used to, Games limited by size
  • GitHub for Windows

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A must have for developers and creators

    6
    314 votes
    • PROS: Vast community of creators, developers and professionals along with massive repositories of existing code to draw on, Slick user interface allow for easy access to all of GitHub's libraries, forums and your own projects, Versioning and repository controls make sure that you can monitor changes, review the most current versions and make sure that you create that perfectly working code
    • CONS: Filled with official and validated Microsoft scripting solutions, No tutorial , Exclusive to Microsoft
  • WordReference Translator

    1.5.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Instant translations in Firefox thanks to WordReference

    6
    68 votes
    • PROS: Instant translation embedded in Firefox, Support for dozens of language combinations, Access to WordReference forums
    • CONS: Pop-up window is not very usable, Opens up in a whole new tab
  • Wondershare QuizCreator

    4.0

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Create a huge range of professional quizzes and tests

    7
    88 votes
    • PROS: Great online and offline help - forums, tutorials, etc., Full-featured preview options, Excellent range of configuration options, Layout and appearance fully configurable
    • CONS: Slightly buggy
  • Cerberus

    Beta 3.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android

    Use your PC and webcam as a complete monitoring system

    6
    141 votes
    • Amino Communities for Chat and Forums

      1.0.32

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      iPhone

      A free social & communication app for iPhone, by Narvii Inc.

      8
      2 votes
      • Spiceworks  IT Management Software

        7.4.11.9

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        The perfect tool for professsional network management

        6
        188 votes
        • PROS: Nicely designed web-based interface, Large variety of network admin tools, Extensively documented, Connects you with a community of IT professionals
        • CONS: May feel a bit overwhelming at first
      • WordReference.com dictionaries

        2.0.9

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android

        Get a Multi-Language Dictionary with WordReference.com Dictionaries

        1
        2 votes
        • PROS: The app is free to download and install., Contains 19 different dictionaries, covering multiple languages.
        • CONS: Certain aspects of the interface can be fiddly., Much of the app's contents can already be found online.
      • Destiny Companion

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android
        iPhone

        Bring Destiny with you!

        10
        3 votes
        • PROS: Messages, Forums and news about Destiny will keep you informed when you're on the go, Check character stats and quest information on your mobile device
        • CONS: Does not allow you to change settings, information only
      • QuietWrite

        License
        free
        Platform
        Web Apps

        A quiet space to write on the web

        6
        4 votes
        • PROS: Uncluttered, calm interface, Built-in word counter, Support forums available to voice opinions and add feature ideas, Option to export to WordPress blog
        • CONS: No ability to follow or favorite other users and their work, Can't even make the most basic skin customizations, No avatar or public profile information available
      • Emote Maker

        8.0.3

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Create your own smileys for chats, emails and even forums

        5
        54 votes
        • PROS: Easy to use, Good help, Random smiley generator, Add signs and clothes
        • CONS: Somewhat unstable
      • Simple Machines Forum

        (SMF) 2.0.2

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Create a custom message board forum in minutes

        7
        56 votes
        • PROS: Lightweight script, Runs quickly, Very customizable
        • CONS: Can be tricky to set up for novice users
      • bbPress

        1.0.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac

        Excellent WordPress-style forum creation platform

        7
        1 vote
        • PROS: Based on the same infrastructure as WordPress, Instant integration with WordPress blogs, Easy to create forums and administer them, Highly customizable with plug-ins
        • CONS: Still in early stages so plug-ins are limited, Requires your own hosting
      • The Pentacore

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Browser-based online MMORPG

        9
        20 votes
        • PROS: Lots of depth, Attractive environments, Integrated chat and forums
        • CONS: Confusing interface, Terrible English translation,
      • Web Forum Reader

        1.11

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Keep track of your favourite forums

        5
        15 votes
        • PROS: Helps you keep track of multiple forums, Very easy to use, Accepts many types of forums
        • CONS: Interface is very plain, Doesn't accept all forum types
      • phpBB

        Full Package 3.0.11

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Create an online community with this open-source bulletin board package

        9
        144 votes
        • PROS: Complete self-hosted message board package, Integrates with content management systems, Useful support forums available
        • CONS: Can be tricky to set up for novice users
      • ProjectForum

        7.0

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Mac
        Windows

        Professional and easy web/wiki collaboration forums

        -
        No votes yet
        • PROS: Easy to configure and use, no tech skills required, Mixture between forum and wiki
        • CONS: Help is only available as downloadable PDF file
      • Tapatalk - 200,000+ Forums

        7.1.5

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        iPhone

        A free program for iphone

        -
        No votes yet
        • Zendesk

          varies-with-device

          License
          buy
          Platform
          Web Apps

          Zendesk - Build better customer support

          -
          No votes yet
          • PROS: Multi-channel support services track all your data in one place, Excellent reporting tools and functionality
          • CONS: Granular pricing structure results in very expensive full packages, Offsite support may not be suitable for sensitive information
        • Coolp

          6.0

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Customize your emails and forums

          5
          2 votes
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