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Balabolka v2.13.0.666 Updated

billon on 30 Jul 2018
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Balabolka is a feature-rich program to read text aloud from a variety of file types including DOC, RTF, PDF, ODT, FB2 and HTML. The program uses Microsoft's own Speech API 4 and 5, but lets you fine tune various voice parameters, including rate and pitch and a substitution list can also be applied to improve the quality of the voice's articulation. The program supports customized font and background color, skins, control reading from the system tray or by the global hotkeys.

Balabolka can also save the synchronized text to external LRC files or in MP3 tags inside the audio files. When the audio file is played with players on a computer or on modern digital audio players, the text will be displayed synchronously (in the same way as lyrics for songs).

Also includes batch conversion tools from of a wide variety of document formats to audio or plain text and a file compare tool, file splitter and screen magnification window.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft Speech API (SAPI). This is included by default in Win2K and above.
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable Version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch balabolka.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language and help files.
Similar/alternative apps: DSpeech
What's new?
  • Added the option to fix pauses in audio files for subtitle converting. It the current voice does not fully support SAPI tags, another voice can be used to add pauses to audio files.
  • Small improvements.
  • Fixed:
    • The text extracting for PDF files;
    • Small bugs.
  • Updated:
    • The saving of audio files;
    • Resources for Bulgarian and German languages.
Latest comments
Mixture on 2014-08-07 20:37

@Checker:
I did something far better.
I uninstalled the flawed ver. 2.10.0.572 portable and installed desktop ver. 2.9.0.565 of Balabolka. My Avast AV doesn't complain anymore.

smaragdus on 2014-08-31 01:36

Balabolka 2.10.0.573 released.

Checker on 2014-08-31 01:53

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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jane v1.73 Updated

billon on 22 Jul 2018
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Jun 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

jane (Just Another Nasty Editor) is a tiny editor for ASCII files including DIZ, NFO, TXT. The program supports drag and drop, hyperlinks, multiple instances, copy on select, fit to file width, word wrap, command-line parameters, minimization to tray, file history, printing and saving of edited files and more.

Visual extras include color presets and up to ten different font schemes.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "exe bundle" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch jane.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: iNFekt, NFOPad
What's new?
  • Triple click on line will select the line.

ColorConsole v2.66 Updated

billon on 16 Jul 2018
  • 211KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by guinness

ColorConsole is an enhanced console with changeable font, style and color. Features include sizable window, multi-tabs, copy/paste/cut function, a fast folder switch, and export to RTF and HTML.

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ColorcConsole_Portable.exe.
What's new?
Latest comments
Peter202 on 2014-07-04 13:05

What is the template to add commands to the menu list? Whatever i try it doesn't work.

Anyone knows about other cmd replacement that allows you to save commands?

Midas on 2014-07-04 17:45

JPsoft 4DOS/4NT (currently renamed to Take Command) allows you to set up persistent "alias", just check the documentation...

Peter202 on 2014-07-05 07:55

Thanks!

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FontViewOK v4.81 Updated

billon on 10 Jul 2018
  • 191KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by lautrepay

FontViewOK creates a quick visual overview on all fonts installed or from a folder. Includes printing with print preview function, a list of all fonts from a specific folder, dual font preview for quick comparisons of fonts, as well as ability to modify size, style and color.

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 "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch one of the following:

  • FontViewOK_Portable.exe (ANSI)
  • FontViewOK_Portable_Unicode.exe (Unicode)
  • FontViewOK_Portable_x64.exe (x64)
Win2K and above will want to use Unicode unless you have a 64-bit operating system.
What's new?
  • Extended test on Windows 10 Redstone 4 and Server 2016.
  • Some minor customizations.
  • Updating of the language files.
Latest comments
zorro on 2018-07-03 13:18

The last version writes to "Appdata\Local\VirtualStore\Windows\FontViewOk.ini"

Emka on 2018-07-04 10:29

@zorro: Tried moving the ini file to the app folder? At least that's what has to be done with some other SoftwareOK apps.

zorro on 2018-07-04 13:59

...the ini file is already present in the app folder (I use the app now for 3 years). The tools from SoftwareOK at times are really slick and thin, but occasionally... this one seems really buggy (see my comment about font-compatibility)

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NFOPad v1.74 Updated

billon on 16 Jun 2018
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Jun 2018
  • Suggested by bobac

NFOPad is a small, fast and flexible combined text editor and NFO viewer. Modeled from Notepad, the program includes customization and an ASCII art viewer. The file extension is used to determine whether to use an ANSI or ASCII font.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable" RAR package and extract (using a program like PeaExtractor) to a folder of your choice. Optionally, delete unnecessary language files. Launch NFOPad.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: iNFekt
What's new? See:
http://truehumandesign.se/s_nfopad.php#versionhistory
Latest comments
Midas on 2012-04-15 00:00

IMHO, currently the best .nfo and .diz file viewer coupled with a pretty decent text editor; NFOPad can save its settings to the registry or in an INI file.

Midas on 2012-07-29 09:46

Site moving to http://truehumandesign.se/s_nfopad.php

shodan816 on 2012-10-02 10:48

Totally agree with Midas that this is the best .nfo / .diz viewer out there. Been using it for several years. Keep up the great work and THANKS!

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