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Console v2.00 b148

Midas on 31 Jan 2015
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by dasfx

Console provides an enhanced console window with configurable font, color, size, background image and transparency. Console is not a shell, but simply a better-looking front-end for a shell of your choice (CMD, 4NT etc).

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: None
Unicode support: No. All kinds of problems with non-Latin alphabet characters.
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch console.exe.
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alexsupra on 2010-04-22 19:35

there is one more nt console shell variant which is called econsole. homepage: http://www.corion.net/econsole/

b0c1 on 2010-04-22 21:46

Nice app, but maximize window support missing :)

Tombac on 2010-04-23 06:51

Use it since 1st available version.... the best command line ever! But - yeah, a maximize window function is a great idea...

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fSekrit v1.4

smaragdus on 25 May 2018
  • 57KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Dec 2009
  • Suggested by dasfx

fSekrit is a notepad that encrypts saved information in self-contained executable (.EXE) files. Created files don't need fSekrit and can be access by simply double-clicking the item and entering the correct password.

Uses the widely recognized 256-bit AES encryption and unencrypted data is never saved to disk, making it even more secure.

Functional in 64-bit.

System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware/Open Source (github)
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice.
  2. Create a new file called fSekrit.portable
  3. Launch fSekrit.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: CryptoTE
What's new? - fixed: long-standing bug where failing to save changes when closing fSekrit
with a modified document would cause fSekrit to exit, rather than notifying of
error and let user attempt to save again.
- fixed: saves are *finally* done properly, by saving to a temporary file and
replacing the current file only when all the file writing business is done.
- added: font selection dialog, no longer do you need to much around with the
registry to set another default font. The font is still not stored in your
document, though, and is single global per-user registry setting.
- added: "portable" mode, which (for now) means it will not use %TEMP% to store
it's temporary editor executable, but instead store it in the same folder as
the opened document. Registry is still used for font selection, though!
To enabel this feature, create a file called "fSekrit.portable" in the same
folder as the document you want to function in portable mode.
- added: URLs are now recognized and turned into hyperlinks.
- fixed: Read-only notes should be a lot more sane - changed from confusing
"make read-only" that half-worked to "Save As Read-only" that works :)
- fixed: Win9x and NT4 support has been broken since version 1.35. Release builds
are now done with an older compiler toolchain, and 9x/NT4 support is back :)
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Sherman J on 2018-05-25 16:10

You can easily get the fsekrit program from the wayback machine at:
https://web.archive.org/web/20170214195855/http://f0dder.dcmembers.com/fsekrit.index.php it says it is also valid for Win7 use.

Sherman J on 2018-05-26 12:56

I found that the version of the zip for fsekrit on the waybackmachine for 2015 is valid at 49kbytes size, the some in later snapshots are only 10kbytes and do not work.

smaragdus on 2018-05-26 18:53

@Sherman J
You do not need to download fSekrit from The Internet Archive, you can get it from its official website.

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wxDownload Fast v0.6.0

webfork on 12 Sep 2015
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Mar 2007
  • Suggested by dasfx

wxDownload Fast (also known as wxDFast) is a multi-threaded download manager. It supports segmented/multi-threaded/accelerated transfers for faster downloads. The program can resume and schedule downloads, and supports HTTP, FTP, metalinks, password prompts, and proxies.

The program automatically calculates the MD5/SHA1 checksum of downloaded files so they can be easily verified. Does not support HTTPS links.

Cross platform (Linux)

System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "Windows XP Binary (portable)" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch wxdfast.exe.
Latest comments
Mike on 2007-05-22 09:07

Here's some info from the FlashGot website:

These settings work for the Portable version of wxDownload Fast (the installable package is recognized by FlashGot out of the box):

Executable path:
P:\MyPortablePrograms\wxDownload Fast Portable\wxdfast.exe
Arguments template:
[--reference=REFERER] [--destination=FOLDER] [--list=UFILE]

Mike on 2007-05-24 22:17

Sorry. I can't get it to work with Portable Firefox either. Only with the Firefox installed locally.

AP on 2007-05-29 23:54

Superb downloader the only problem is integration .
For mozilla it can be solved .
For any download link right click and copy link.

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Gradiator v2.1 a Private

Checker on 9 May 2013
  • 270KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by dasfx

Gradiator is a small application to create gradients. It also allows to apply that gradient to the desktop.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: None
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Gradiator.exe.
Latest comments
Britney Spheres on 2008-08-11 18:40

Seems like a simple enough program, but is that a little boy puffing on a cigarette in the screenshot? Oh my!

Emka on 2011-12-27 12:49

links broken

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