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BlueGriffon v3.0 Updated

Midas on 19 Nov 2017
  • 97MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Nov 2017
  • Suggested by webfork

BlueGriffon is a feature-rich tabbed WYSIWYG content editor for the Web with formatting, spell-check and keyboard shortcuts. Powered by the rendering engine behind Firefox, it's a modern and robust solution to edit HTML in conformance to the latest standards, including HTML 4, XHTML 1 and HTML 5 documents. Includes the popular vector graphics editor SVG Edit and HTML files can be viewed in a rendered or a source-only mode that supports themes.

Note: Some features are for-pay including editing style sheets (thanks IanFromBarrie) and Full Screen view, but the program also supports many free add-ons similar to Firefox.

Cross-platform and intended to replace NVU, a tool written by the same author.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable
Stealth: ? No. %APPDATA%\Mozilla
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: Freemium (installer version is adware). Source code is MPL/GPL/LGPL.
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch bluegriffon.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: KompoZer Portable, NVU Portable
What's new?
  • Responsive Design (available to Basic and EPUB Licenses only)
  • Color buttons are back, per user request
  • "Restore previous session" feature dropped
  • Fix for crasher in OS X colorpicker
  • Fix for broken shortcuts
  • Fix for undesired markup appearing in liveview (source part)
  • Fix for broken command line handler
  • Fix for broken spellchecker dialog
  • Because of a change in Mozilla Gecko, a CR at the end of for instance a H1 was not
    creating a P any more; this is fixed.
  • Images dropped from the Finder/File Explorer into the document are now an img
  • element with a URL relative to the document rather than a ugly and heavy data URL
  • A new View > Toolbars menu allows to show/hide all toolbars.

Full changelog is at https://github.com/therealglazou/bluegriffon/releases.
Latest comments
osirisgothra on 2013-11-05 10:51

and a quick FYI about the comment on not having to pay for CSS editing, the "free one' in the program seems to be somewhat of a bad joke. It is a beat-around-the bush feature that lets you do something you wouldnt expect it to, and other features are just plain missing.. they may be there buried somewhere, but to a user who just installed it and is testing it out, it isn't very convincing, I did manage to find some of the features after an hour, and you shouldn't have to go into code to correct something that the editor did wrong. The spell checker seems like instead of correcting words it replaces the word and leaves the misspelled word right next to it. Like I said, maybe there is some option buried but to the new user of the product, it just doesn't do it. I ended up just writing my own simple WYSIWYG webpage editor in a few days and have the functionality i need... sheesh

webfork on 2013-11-05 22:13

osirisgothra: Every WYSIWYG editor I've worked with requires that I go back at some point and fix something in the code that the macro editor side broke. In my experience so far, BlueGriffon does some things better, some things worse. As to the CSS and rigidity, I agree, but the truth is that this is the direction Adobe went with Dreamweaver and I think BlueGriffin is trying to be an OSS alternative to that program rather than a normal WYSIWYG.

jack45435 on 2016-05-09 23:07

extracting the installer works with Universal Extractor (last version: 1.6.1), when updating bin/innounp.exe to latest version.

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Pale Moon Portable v27.6.1 Updated

billon on 15 Nov 2017
  • 49MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Nov 2017
  • Suggested by infimum

Pale Moon Portable is a modified version of Firefox focused on efficiency and ease of use. Unlike Firefox, there is no support for accessibility features or parental controls.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Leaves the following empty folders behind:
  • %appdata%\Mozilla
  • %appdata%\Mozilla\Extensions
  • %appdata%\Moonchild Productions
  • %appdata%\Moonchild Productions\Pale Moon
Unicode support: Yes
License: MPL + redistribution restrictions
How to extract: Download the Self-extracting package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Palemoon-Portable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Firefox Portable, SeaMonkey Portable, K-Meleon
What's new? See:
http://www.palemoon.org/releasenotes.shtml
Latest comments
SYSTEM on 2016-09-21 12:38

As of Firefox 49, Firefox requires SSE2 just like Pale Moon. Thus, there are no longer differences in system requirements between Firefox and Pale Moon. I dropped all the text about Pale Moon's system requirements.

Hawk on 2017-01-17 18:41

Sadly the latest versions no longer support WinXP.

MIKLO on 2017-03-06 16:08

Very useful program, I have been using Sea Monkey for awhile due to the speed of changing sites. I curious to see how Pale Moon Portable compares. I will let you know, more will be reveled.

MIKLO

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Tor Browser v7.0.10 Updated

billon on 14 Nov 2017
  • 121MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Nov 2017
  • Suggested by M@tty

Tor Browser enables secure, anonymous web access to help bypass various forms of censorship and tracking. It includes the Vidalia Tor client along with Firefox ESR, as well as a variety of configuration changes including the NoScript and HTTPS Everywhere add-ons to enhance privacy. The official browser bundle from the makers of Tor.

Note that the Tor site has some additional precautions that careful users may wish to follow.

Functional in 64-bit. Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Open Source (including GPL and MPL)
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer, launch, and extract a folder of your choice
  2. Launch Start Tor Browser.exe and answer a few quick questions about your connection
  3. When prompted, uncheck the option to add items to your Desktop or Start Menu
Similar/alternative apps: Advanced Onion Router
What's new? See:
https://blog.torproject.org/tor-browser-7010-released
Latest comments
Joe on 2015-04-28 20:37

Your instructions above say "Launch Start Tor Browser.exe and answer a few quick questions about your connection". Those instructions are misleading and confusing. I was stumped for a while until I realized the "Start Tor Browser" file is a shortcut, NOT an executable. Please correct the instructions by removing the text ".exe".

ronbo on 2015-06-16 13:40

Version 4.5.2 available.

smaragdus on 2015-09-05 03:36

I needed to connect to an onion site and downloaded the latest version (5.0.2) but Australis makes Tor Browser absolutely terrible and unusable- I do not want to install heaps of add-ons just to restore features the Mozilla idiots removed. I had an earlier version of Tor Browser (3.6.0- before the advent of the abominable Australis) but the perpetual blinking of the Tor button urging for update is unbearable and cannot be disabled. It can be removed from the tool-bar but this way one cannot acquire new identities.

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Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition v57.0 Updated

billon on 14 Nov 2017
  • 254MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Nov 2017
  • Suggested by Eu Gene Lim

Mozilla Firefox is a fast, powerful and secure web browser that supports open standards and many of the latest web technologies. The program includes smart search, easy bookmark management, web development tools and built-in download manager. A powerful add-on system allows for thousands of specialized functions, as well as a customized look and feel.

Versions available for Mac, Android, iOS, Linux and supports many world languages.

Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition is a special build licensed by Mozilla. It includes both the 32-bit and 64-bit builds and selects the appropriate one for each PC. Beta releases are also available. Alternatively, X-Firefox is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Launcher: GPL, Program: MPL 2.0
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FirefoxPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Pale Moon Portable, SeaMonkey Portable
What's new? See:
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/notes/
Latest comments
CornHolio the Gringo on 2017-08-19 00:47

@gbrao: Try using Firefox Portable from portableapps.com instead.

webfork on 2017-08-19 15:57

@gbrao: thanks for posting about this -- I've added something to the forum about that topic.

Guido76 on 2017-11-15 07:48

Hello everybody,
Be careful with this update. You can't return to the previous version because incompatibility in the profile, which is modified by FF 57.0.

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BrowsingHistoryView v2.11 Updated

billon on 14 Nov 2017
  • 404KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Nov 2017
  • Suggested by Checker

BrowsingHistoryView reads the history data of popular Web browsers and then displays the browsing history in one table. The program includes visited URL, title, visit time, count, browser and user profile. It supports Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Opera, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, SeaMonkey, Safari, Vivaldi and Yandex Web browser.

The program allows you see the browsing history of all user profiles in a running system, as well as backed-up profiles and is useful for usability testing, administrators and parents.

Data can be exported into a spreadsheet, html, or xml file from the user interface. Includes command-line options.

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 BrowsingHistoryView.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: MZHistoryView, IEHistoryView, ChromeHistoryView, SafariHistoryView
What's new?
  • The remote computer name ('Load history from remote computer' option) is now saved in the .cfg file. Also, you can set the remote computer from command-line with /ComputerName command-line option.