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27 Jun 2009   #1
sergiogarcia9

 
Free licensed software daily.

I've been using this site for a while, and thought i should let you guys (that don't know it already) know about it, becuase sometimes the software they're giving away can be very usefull.

Here's the site: Giveaway of the Day - free licensed software daily. Today: Aplus DVD Copy Creator Ripper Studio - Aplus DVD Copy Creator Ripper Studio contains DVD Copy, DVD Creator and DVD Ripper. Copy your favorite DVD movies to DVD-R(W) ...

Have fun!

- Sergio


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27 Jun 2009   #2
screwballl

Win7, XP, Vista x64, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

I don't like those type of place... they tend to be the type that sends you free stuff for your personal information, which they sell to other telemarketers which send more spam and more personal data mining requests your way...
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27 Jun 2009   #3
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Actually, you don't need to give out any info to download from GOTD. On rare occasion you'd have to give an email for them to send the activation key, but that's from the particular software company of the program itself, not GOTD. it's been around awhile, has a pretty good reputation. I've been using GOTD for a long time, never have gotten any sudden explosion of spam since using it.

Sometimes they'll have something good, not very often though.
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27 Jun 2009   #4
Charles Kane

Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubuntu
 
 

GOTD is fine and safe. Only once in a while will there be software that you actually want, but I have discovered at least 2 gems (Returnil - a sandbox tool, and Inpaint - a seriously excellent tool for removing objects from images).

The drawback is that your free app will only last as long as your first install - there's no second install.

I''d suggest you don't read the comments too much that they have for each offer, some seriously idiotic things said there. It'll drive you mad.
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27 Jun 2009   #5
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes, Inpaint was a good one. The comments are funny.
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28 Jun 2009   #6
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Charles Kane View Post
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The drawback is that your free app will only last as long as your first install - there's no second install.
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Have you verified this by experimentation? I'm asking because that's what I thought, but the last software I got from there, I noticed the "install" sent to GOTD site to verify you made the deadline, then sent to the developer site for license key/user id/whatever. I'm wondering if there may be an installer downloadable from the developer site on some of these, that would still take the keys/ids?

I have backup image so I'm not that concerned but it would seem silly not to validate the license once issued(since many of these copy protect schemes make a unique id from crap on your machine they should be able to tell if you're just installing to the same PC.)
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28 Jun 2009   #7
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

I've also had the site bookmarked for some time. As to whether personal data is required, that normally depends on where the software is coming from.
But , imo , the site only amounts to a redirection page to the software principals. Admittedly this does save browsing time though. Any software I have collected from the site has been a demo or a very short time expiry release. All, if found by browsing, are available without the help of GOTD.
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29 Jun 2009   #8
Charles Kane

Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by davehc View Post
But , imo , the site only amounts to a redirection page to the software principals. Admittedly this does save browsing time though. Any software I have collected from the site has been a demo or a very short time expiry release. All, if found by browsing, are available without the help of GOTD.
davehc: that's not my experience at all. Over a couple of years and maybe a dozen downloads not a single app was either a demo or an expiry release. Some, it is true, were nearly indistinguishable from the free version available at the maker's site. But ALL were fully functional licenced software.
And amongst the dross were some gems.
The other thing is that some of the offers were available elsewhere in the time frame for free, but most are not (as far as i can tell).

Quote:
Have you verified this by experimentation? I'm asking because that's what I thought, but the last software I got from there, I noticed the "install" sent to GOTD site to verify you made the deadline, then sent to the developer site for license key/user id/whatever. I'm wondering if there may be an installer downloadable from the developer site on some of these, that would still take the keys/ids?
Milesahead: No I haven't, never needed to (I bought the one piece of software I really liked when it had a new version), but judging by some of the statements in the comments, it must be hard to do - tho on a few occasions I saw comments that the non-standard GOTD registration was usable after the "deadline"
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14 Jul 2009   #9
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 
Todayīs free application is a Gem!

Hi guys. Just downloaded and installed todays free application from GOTD. Itīs "Sothink SWF Quicker". Been playing with it now half an hour, itīs really easy to use and nice Flash-editor / creator. Works fine with W7.

I recommend. You have to download and install it before 9 AM Central European Time (UTC +1) tomorrow morning. You can calculate your deadline from that timezone.
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14 Jul 2009   #10
sergiogarcia9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Hi guys. Just downloaded and installed todays free application from GOTD. Itīs "Sothink SWF Quicker". Been playing with it now half an hour, itīs really easy to use and nice Flash-editor / creator. Works fine with W7.

I recommend. You have to download and install it before 9 AM Central European Time (UTC +1) tomorrow morning. You can calculate your deadline from that timezone.
Yeah, I tried it, its really good and its free! See, sometimes they have something you can use.
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