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(December 2018)

64-bit (x64) native only

Programs listed alphabetically

Version 18.06, release date: December 30, 2018
7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio.
Supported formats:
- Packing / unpacking: 7z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP and WIM
- Unpacking only: ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, CramFS, DEB, DMG, FAT, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MBR, MSI, NSIS, NTFS, RAR, RPM, SquashFS, UDF, VHD, WIM, XAR and Z.

Angry IP Scanner
Version 3.5.5, release date: December 28, 2018
Angry IP scanner is fast and friendly network scanner for Windows, Linux, and Mac. It is very extensible, allowing it to be used for very wide range of purposes, with the primary goal of being useful to network administrators.

Version, release date: December 21, 2018
Everything is an administrative tool that locates files and folders by filename instantly for Windows. Unlike Windows search Everything initially displays every file and folder on your computer (hence the name Everything). You type in a search filter to limit what files and folders are displayed. Everything only uses file and folder names and generally takes a few seconds to build its database. Everything does not search file contents, only file and folder names.

Version 1.7.1, release date: December 17, 2018
FocusWriter is a simple, distraction-free writing environment. It utilizes a hide-away interface that you access by moving your mouse to the edges of the screen, allowing the program to have a familiar look and feel to it while still getting out of the way so that you can immerse yourself in your work. Features: TXT, basic RTF, and basic ODT file support; Timers and alarms; Daily goals; Fully customizable themes; Typewriter sound effects (optional); Live statistics (optional); Spell-checking (optional); Multi-document support; Sessions; Portable mode (optional); Translated into over 20 languages.

Version 1.2.0, release date: December 22, 2018
HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows. Supported sources: Most common multimedia files that libavformat and libavcodec support. Any DVD or Bluray-like source which is NOT copy-protected. (removal of copy protection is not supported).

Version 4.52, release date: February 27, 2018
IrfanView is a very fast, small, compact and innovative freeware (for non-commercial use) graphic viewer for Windows. It is designed to be simple for beginners and powerful for professionals. IrfanView seeks to create unique, new and interesting features, unlike some other graphic viewers, whose whole 'creativity' is based on feature cloning, stealing of ideas and whole dialogs from ACDSee and/or IrfanView!

Version 2.16 release date: December 23, 2018
Mandelbulber is an experimental application that helps to make rendering 3D Mandelbrot fractals much more accessible. A few of the supported 3D fractals: Mandelbulb, Mandelbox, BulbBox, JuliaBulb, Menger Sponge, Quaternion, Trigonometric, Hypercomplex, and Iterated Function Systems (IFS). All of these can be combined into infinite variations with the ability to hybridize different formulas together.

Version 9.0, release date: December 18, 2018
MathMod is a mathematical modeling software that visualize and animate implicit and parametric surfaces. Features: Isosurfaces and parametric surfaces support; 3D and 4D hypersurfaces support; Rotation, scale and morph effect support; Load scripts in Json file format / export the result as OBJ; Extensive set of examples; Export K3DSurf (.k3ds) scripts to MathMod (.js) scripts; Memory usage and the maximum value of the Grid for Iso/Parametric surfaces are set via the configuration file; Integrated small editor; Solid texturing support.

Version 7.1.1, release date: December 19, 2018
SAGA (System for Automated Geoscientific Analyses) is a Geographic Information System (GIS) software with immense capabilities for geodata processing and analysis. SAGA is programmed in the object oriented C++ language and supports the implementation of new functions with a very effective Application Programming Interface (API). Functions are organised as modules in framework independent Module Libraries and can be accessed via SAGA’s Graphical User Interface (GUI) or various scripting environments (shell scripts, Python, R, ...).

VLC media player
Version 3.0.5, release date: December 26, 2018
VLC media player is a free and open source media player and multimedia framework written by the VideoLAN project. VLC is a portable multimedia player, encoder, and streamer supporting many audio and video codecs and file formats as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It is able to stream over networks and to transcode multimedia files and save them into various formats.

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