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WinScan2PDF v3.77 Updated

billon on 12 Dec 2017
  • 82KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by Emka

WinScan2PDF is a very small program for scanning documents and saving them on your computer as a PDF by using any installed scanner.

Privacy note: The program does not automatically clean up scanned JPEGs, which are left behind in a temporary folder.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WinScan2PDF.exe (Win 98-NT) or WinScan2PDF_uc.exe.
What's new?
Latest comments
Emka on 2017-08-12 06:25

Can't you disable it saving temporary files in the options?

opsimathic on 2017-08-12 08:51

@Emka - The first item under OPTIONS look like you can set the utility to delete the jpgs when you exit the program. I have never been very sure the program actually does what it says, so I simply use the second item in OPTIONS to check and delete as necessary. Periodically I use the jpg instead the pdf so I actually find this useful. Bottom line is that I wish the author would clean all this up a bit more, but I find the utility so useful (use it every day almost) that I am prepared to work around the idiosyncrasies.

MIKLO on 2017-08-26 14:06

@__philippe thanks for the help I appreciate very much.
MIKLO

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CCleaner v5.38.6357 Updated

ashghost on 13 Dec 2017
  • 22MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by Ennovy

CCleaner is a feature-rich system optimization and privacy tool. The program cleans unused, temporary and log files from your system, as well as traces of online activities such as Internet history and flash cookies. The program contains startup controls for Windows, major internet browsers and context menu entries. Includes a separate registry cleaner, duplicate search, system restore tool and can wipe both deleted files and drive free space for security.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder). Monitoring functions are only available in the pro version.

An unofficial set of community developed cleaning rules can be found here however it should be noted that many of these rules are alpha and the developers will not provide support for these rules, a thread in the users forum is dedicated to supporting the add-on rules.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights under Windows Vista or above
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete License.txt and unnecessary language files
  3. Launch CCleaner.exe or CCleaner64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
If the portable ZIP package is not yet available (they have instituted a delay after releasing the installer)
  1. Download the installer and extract using 7-zip to a folder of your choice.
  2. Delete everything except for CCleaner.exe and/or CCleaner64.exe and any language files you want to keep.
  3. Create a file named "ccleaner.ini" in the same folder as the executable
  4. Launch CCleaner.exe or CCleaner64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
What's new? See:
https://www.piriform.com/news/release-announcements/
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-09-21 12:23

YARA rules for CCleaner 5.33 :
https://blog.nviso.be/2017/09/21/yara-rules-for-ccleaner-5-33/

Better late than never, methinks...;-)

Special on 2017-09-21 13:34

Seems like there was a second payload from all this...

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/09/21/ccleaner-malware-second-payload-discovered/

gbrao on 2017-12-13 03:36

v5.38 zip package not listed at the builds page (http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/builds).

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Free Audio Video Pack v2.16 Updated

billon on 12 Dec 2017
  • 246MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by jack

Pazera's Software Free Audio Video Pack is a collection of video and audio converters that help convert between a wide variety of common audio and video formats. The package also includes applications that allows you to extract audio tracks from CD images based on the CUE sheets, as well as an audio extractor that lets you take just the audio from a video file.

Supported video outputs include AVI, MPEG, MP4, MOV, WMV, FLV, MKV, M4V and 3GP and audio formats include MP3, WMA, OGG, WAV, AAC, AC3, and FLAC. Many of the programs act as a front-end for FFmpeg.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware (accepts donations)
How to extract: Download the "Portable" 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FreeAudioVideoPack.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: fre:ac, Video to Video, XMedia Recode
What's new?
  • Updated programs: Pazera Free MP4 Video Converter 1.3, Pazera Free Audio Extractor 2.6, Free 3GP to AVI Converter 1.9.
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2016-06-02 12:50

I use this software to convert MKV to MP4 but man it is so so slow that its painful, but in fact it does work. I just wonder why it takes so long. At least it is with Windows 10 home I'm running.
MIKLO

apometron on 2017-03-30 19:25

@MIKLO: I was wondering if You have a multicore CPU?!

apometron on 2017-03-30 19:28

@MIKLO, dont convert any video with these CodecPacks:

http://codecguide.com/download_k-lite_codec_pack_mega.htm

=D Have a nice day, my comrade.

[]s
Rodrigo Cesar Bagnara

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RedCrab Calculator v6.25.2 Updated

billon on 12 Dec 2017
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

RedCrab is a scientific calculator with a full screen formula editor. Mathematical expressions can be entered in a window similar to a piece of paper. The calculator's editor supports the entry of complex algebraic equations like fractions, square roots, exponents etc. for technical and scientific applications.

Several mathematical functions can be written on the same page and results from one expression can be carried over to the next task. The program helps explain complex tasks visually by importing drawings in bitmap format.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .Net Framework 4.0 or higher
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Liteware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch RedCrabV.exe
  3. Click Options tab and then the Settings to Registry option to write settings to a file in the application folder

If run from a USB stick, step 3 may be skipped as the program will automatically save to the local folder.

Optionally, to save space: delete unnecessary help/history/changelog pdf files
Similar/alternative apps: Calcute
What's new? See:
http://www.redchillicrab.com/en/redcrab/updates.html
Latest comments
Emka on 2012-07-07 16:46

v4.21 is available, but there is also a shareware version now, don't know if the free one is stripped down now

Kea on 2012-12-20 23:41

The payed for license is valid only for one year.

I am Baas on 2015-07-01 05:40

Not portable, check forum for details.

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CDex Portable v1.96 Updated

billon on 12 Dec 2017
  • 36MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by Alan G Oleski

CDex converts your CD collection into a variety of popular formats and supports advanced jitter correction, volume normalization, CD database lookup (CDDB), cdparanoia tools, ID3 V1 and V2 tags, playlists (M3U and PLS) and recording from an analog input line.

Formats supported include MP3, AAC, WMA, FLAC, OGG, WAV, MP2, Musepack, APE, VQF and more.

CDex Portable is a wrapper program for portability. Alternatively, X-CDex is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPLv3
How to extract: Download CDExPortable_x.xx_online.paf.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.

Note: It's online installer requires internet connection and the non-portable version may be considered adware.
Similar/alternative apps: fre:ac, AudioGrabber
What's new? See:
http://cdex.mu/download
Latest comments
romulous on 2015-05-28 10:07

@smaragdus: You will note that the SourceForge page is now listed as being owned by 'sf-editor1'. That is one of the SourceForge staff accounts. What that means for CDex is detailed here in this Ars article:
http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/05/sourceforge-grabs-gimp-for-windows-account-wraps-installer-in-bundle-pushing-adware/

tl;dr: SourceForge decided that the project page was abandoned, took it over and bundled the installer with ads, as they have done for a number of other well known projects.

AndTheWolf on 2016-06-18 16:26

The link on this page still points to CDExPortable_1.7.8.paf.exe, not to version 1.8.1. PortableApps.com has the updated link.

webfork on 2016-06-18 17:33

@AndTheWolf: Good catch - I'm just using the PA home for both the website and download links.

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Shutter Lite v4.1 Updated

billon on 11 Dec 2017
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by USB_Kx

Shutter is a customizable program that lets you perform a variety of actions when a user-specified event occurs. Events include timer countdown, a certain time trigger, low CPU usage, user inactivity, a low battery etc. The corresponding actions include shutdown, reboot, logoff, lock workstation, sleep, hibernate etc.

The program can play a custom sound and/or run a program of your choice, in addition to displaying a user-configurable message. A web interface is also available that permits remote execution of one of a list of actions.

Note: A pro version is available without the limitation of 5 presets, events and actions.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Shutter.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new? See:
http://www.den4b.com/news
Latest comments
Nessly on 2013-02-25 13:59

Works great. I find this very useful for uploading videos online. It can take hours for them to complete, so I usually do it overnight. However, I want the computer to shut off after they finish uploading. This program did the trick!

smaragdus on 2013-09-05 17:50

Shutter version 3.3 is no longer FreeWare for non-commercial use, it is now CrippleWare- Shutter Lite.

freakazoid on 2014-04-24 17:07

Recently, I upgraded to Windows 8.1 Update 1 and had trouble waking up the computer from sleep.

I tried various solutions, but ended up turning off automatic sleep in Windows and using Shutter to Sleep after X amount of time is inactive. Now, I'm able to wake the com up. I understand this is a workaround, but this ended up working for me.

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QOwnNotes v17.12.5 Updated

billon on 15 Dec 2017
  • 64MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by pbek

QOwnNotes is a text editor / notepad replacement with markdown support and todo list manager. The program supports themes, keyboard shortcuts, syntax highlighting, and encryption. Includes available nested file list, tags, search and more. Optionally works with the notes application ownCloud or Nextcloud.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder (if launched with QOwnNotesPortable.bat)
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch QOwnNotesPortable.bat or launch QOwnNotes.exe --portable.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new? See:
http://www.qownnotes.org/changelog/QOwnNotes
Latest comments
pbek on 2016-11-29 18:18

@AtmanActive, I'm happy you like it. :)
@TP109, thank you for confirming!

MIKLO on 2017-07-22 16:12

Thanks to the maker of some very good software that does so much more than Notepad and others, great job my favorite text editor.
Miklo

pbek on 2017-07-23 06:01

Thank you for you kind words, @MIKLO.

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Complete Internet Repair v5.0.1.3812 Updated

billon on 11 Dec 2017
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by guinness

Complete Internet Repair attempts to repair Internet and network-related issues.

Note: The program should only be run when there are problems as it provides no speed improvements and the program may actually cause problems on a normal, working connection.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder).

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ComIntRep.exe or ComIntRep_X64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Latest comments
Happy.Camper2 on 2017-11-23 02:31

The last version I found that supports XP/Vista is:
3.1.3.2852 Released 01.07.2017 & here's the links I went to for the download=>
http://complete-internet-repair.en.lo4d.com/download/mirror-hs1

http://www.lo4d.com/get-file/complete-internet-repair/f0d93a83e405b19351ff839a7d8e6ace/

Also, here is the link for the compatibility for v5.0.0.3706:
https://www.rizonesoft.com/downloads/complete-internet-repair/

Take Care:)

Happy.Camper2 on 2017-11-28 01:03

Hi PortableFreewarers,
Hope everyone had a nice holiday:)

So, at the authors website, Vista is not listed in requirements=>
https://www.rizonesoft.com/downloads/complete-internet-repair

I downloaded v5.0.0.3758 just for curiosity and the change.txt has Vista listed as compatible.
Sure enough, this version DOES work on Windows Vista.

Guess I'll send a message to the Rizonesoft Team about the incorrect info on their site.

Not keeping things up-to-date surely does waste people's
time and also prevents folks from downloading the product if their OS isn't listed as a requirement.

Long live organized people :)
Take care all!

MIKLO on 2017-12-04 12:50

I've been using on Windoze 10 home for some time with no issues.I think it does a great job and is a helpful App to fix problems.
MIKLO

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IsMyHdOK v1.31 Updated

billon on 11 Dec 2017
  • 97KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by joby_toss

IsMyHdOK is a small program to easily check the performance of a Windows Volume (eg. Partition). It is suitable for SSD, HDD and other drives.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty file in the same folder and name it IsMyHdOK.ini
  3. Launch IsMyHdOK.exe or IsMyHdOK_x64.exe for 64-bit Windows
Similar/alternative apps: HD_Speed, CrystalDiskMark
What's new?
  • New random number generator and adjustments.
  • Updating of the language files.

DSpeech v1.66 Updated

billon on 11 Dec 2017
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by AlephX

DSpeech is a text-to-speech program with the option of saving the output to a variety of formats, great for creating audio books from text sources. It also supports dynamically changing the features of the voices e.g. insert pauses, emphasize specific words, spell them out etc. using tags.

The program works out-of-the-box on WinXP and above, using the included Microsoft speech engine SAPI5. For WinNT/2K, you will need to install the speech engine separately. You will find links to plugins, speech engines and voice sets on the program website.

The program can import text from TXT, DOC, DOCX, RTF, HTML, XML and PDF and output to MP3, OGG, AAC, WMA, OPUS and AMR.

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft speech engine SAPI5
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DSpeech.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Balabolka
What's new? See:
http://www.softpedia.com/progChangelog/DSpeech-Changelog-36935.html
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-04-01 21:46

I tried to test DSpeech but it failed to run on my system (Windows 8.1)- what are its requirements?

AndTheWolf on 2017-02-22 20:48

Now at v1.63.0

Happy.Camper2 on 2017-06-10 17:28

DSpeech is now version 1.63.3 Released 2017 Mar 27 at Authors site.
http://dimio.altervista.org/eng/index.html

Download Link=>
http://dimio.altervista.org/stats/download.php?id=5

DSpeech is now available in .paf format over at portableapps.com - version 1.63.3 Released 2017 Jun 09
https://portableapps.com/apps/accessibility/dspeech-portable

Download Link=>
http://download3.portableapps.com/portableapps/dspeechportable/DSpeechPortable_1.63.3.paf.exe

Enjoy!

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