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Crypto Notepad v1.1.0

billon on 11 Feb 2017
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Feb 2016
  • Suggested by smaragdus

Crypto Notepad is a simple, notepad-like text editor that encrypts saved files. Other features include font and color customization, word wrap, shortcut keys, and auto-lock on minimize. You can press the lock icon to hide information without closing the application (will switch to a password prompt).

Utilizes the AES encryption algorithm with available 128, 192, and 256 key sizes.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET 4.5
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT License
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Crypto Notepad.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: fSekrit, Steganos LockNote
What's new?
  • Drag and Drop support.
  • Highlight URLs and mailto: links (hold SHIFT key to open them).
  • Auto save on lock.
  • Change text selection behavior.
Latest comments
Hawk on 2017-02-13 14:20

Don't have tabs?

webfork on 2017-02-13 22:52

@Hawk: no but feel free to request that feature on the github site. Author is fairly responsive.

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Ricochet v1.1.4

webfork on 10 Dec 2016
  • 52MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Nov 2016
  • Suggested by smaragdus

Ricochet is a simple, text-only instant messenger built for security and anonymity. The program uses the Tor network hidden services feature to hide one's identity and connections are encrypted end-to-end. The program intentionally does not save chat history.

Note that unlike most IM tools you do not need to register a username, instead generating a unique address (e.g. "ricochet:rs7ce36jsj24ogfw"). Other Ricochet users can use this address to connect with you. These addresses can be generated and discarded as needed.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: BSD
How to extract:
  1. Download the portable ZIP package.
  2. Extract to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch ricochet.exe
Or
  1. Download the installer package.
  2. Run the installer.
  3. During installation select Extract (Portable)
  4. Extract to a folder of your choice
  5. Launch ricochet.exe
Similar/alternative apps: TorChat

BleachBit v1.12

billon on 2 Jul 2016
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Jul 2016
  • Suggested by guinness

BleachBit quickly frees disk space, removes hidden junk, and safeguards your privacy. You can erase cache, Internet history, cookies (including the much-maligned "evercookie"), DOM storage, unused localizations, and temporary files of 70 applications including Firefox, Internet Explorer, Flash, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari, Adobe Reader, APT, and more. Additional applications can be added with the community authored winapp2.ini cleaner list in the Preferences - General tab (requires restart).

Includes wipe function to protect privacy, includes support for 52 languages, and available for Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package labelled 'portable' and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch bleachbit.exe.
What's new?
Latest comments
1C3M4N on 2016-01-01 18:16

@I am Baas
The link didn't work some hours ago, that's why I asked.

Checker on 2016-01-01 18:25

@1C3M4N: Link seems to work fine now ;)

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ClearProg v1.6.0

Checker on 7 Sep 2015

ClearProg is a privacy tool that allows you to easily removes cookies, history, cache files, autocomplete entries and download history from supported browsers, including Internet Explorer, Netscape, Mozilla, FireFox and Opera. It is also able to instantly clear the recycle bin, window temp folder, as well as the file lists in the start menu and various other programs.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder. If not launched with the "/Ini" switch, it will write to the registry.
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ClearProg.exe /Ini.
Similar/alternative apps: CCleaner, Bleachbit
Latest comments
Midas on 2013-11-14 10:00

An extensive list of additional clearing plugins for ClearProg can be found at http://www.clearprog.de/programme/clearprog/plugin_progs.php?lang=en (use "nächste Seite" to browse through the pages)...

Wolfghost on 2015-09-07 16:12

Why this oldtimer suddently show up ?

Checker on 2015-09-07 18:32

@Wolfghost: I think it's because smaragdus became R2.
So it's: Andrew Lee R5 + Toxteth O'Grady R3 + smaragdus R2 = 10 points

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MyLastSearch v1.64

Checker on 25 Sep 2015
  • 89KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Jun 2015
  • Suggested by ClausValca

MyLastSearch utility scans the cache and history files of your Web browsers, and locates all search queries that you made with the most popular search engines (Google, Yahoo and MSN) and with popular social networking sites (Twitter, Facebook, MySpace). The search queries that you made are displayed in a table with the following columns: Search Text, Search Engine, Search Time, Search Type (General, Video, Images), Web Browser, and the search URL.

The program is useful for tracking your interests over time, finding terms used during research, or tracking progress.

Category:
System Requirements: 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 MyLastSearch.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed to work with the latest build of Windows 10 (For IE11 Web browser).