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Tablacus Explorer v18.10.20 Updated

billon on 20 Oct 2018
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Oct 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Tablacus Explorer is a quad-pane file manager that supports tabs, mouse gestures, favorites, filters and different view styles. Its functionality can be extended via plug-ins which can be installed and updated from within the program.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TE32.exe or TE64.exe depending on your OS.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: Q-Dir
What's new? See:
https://github.com/tablacus/TablacusExplorer/releases
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-07-28 19:11

What perplexes me about this program is its clandestine development. If one opens its history page:
http://www.eonet.ne.jp/~gakana/tablacus/history/
one will see that "Fix minor bugs" & "Minor changes" prevail but there are no details whatsoever about them.

xor on 2016-09-26 20:13

Usage of Tablacus suits me better than Q-Dir, but it started to suffer that typical 98% CPU wacko thing that chased me away, Q-Dir also continues to be buggy since XP up to Win10 at refreshing the folders tree after deletion, renaming, etc (some times). I'm started to get suited with Double commander although still missing Drag-Select.

ripu on 2016-10-14 14:42

@xor I am not sure if I understand you. But, refreshing in general spikes the cpu. If I am at the desktop, without opening any software and start hitting refresh, the cpu will be at 99%.

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TidyTabs Personal Edition v1.3.5 Updated

billon on 18 Oct 2018
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Oct 2018
  • Suggested by Ennovy

TidyTabs enables you to add up to three tabs to any application window. You can group multiple programs into a single window and then switch between them using tabs. Tabs appear when you hover your mouse over the top left corner of the window. To group the application with another window, simply drag its tab onto the other windows tab bar and create a tabbed group. The program can exclude or allow specific programs.

A pro version includes multi-monitor support, the ability to reorder/rename tabs and is not restricted to three tabs per group.

Functional in 64-bit.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TidyTabs.Daemon.exe
Similar/alternative apps: TaskSpace
What's new? See:
https://www.nurgo-software.com/company/news

AquaSnap Personal Edition v1.23.6 Updated

billon on 18 Oct 2018
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Oct 2018
  • Suggested by treis

AquaSnap is a resource-friendly window organization tool. Windows can quickly and easily resize to 1/2 (vertically or horizontally) and 1/4 of the screen by just dragging them to an edge or corner. Other available effects include window-stretching capabilities, making a window transparent when moving it across the screen and ability to manually "shake" a window, enabling transparency or minimizing other windows. Various color and design skins are available for window resize feature.

AquaSnap Personal Edition has all the features of the Professional Edition with the exception of mouse shortcuts, window tiling, "move windows together" and multi-monitor support. Package includes a 32-bit and a 64-bit version and a PortableApps format version is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AquaSnap.Daemon.exe
Similar/alternative apps: WinSplit Revolution
What's new? See:
https://www.nurgo-software.com/company/news
Latest comments
webfork on 2016-06-05 00:03

Cool, thanks shnbwmn

Ennovy on 2016-09-26 09:50

With version 1.18 Windows XP and Vista are no longer supported

Ennovy on 2016-09-26 09:54

The latest version for Windows XP and Vista: http://www.nurgo-software.com/download/AquaSnap_1.17.1/AquaSnap.zip

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Vivaldi v2.0.1309.42 Updated

billon on 17 Oct 2018
  • 157MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Oct 2018
  • Suggested by Nh

Vivaldi is a customizable, tabbed web browser based on the same engine as Google Chrome. Its appearance and capabilities can be extended with themes and extensions. It features a bookmark manager, speed dial, notes, custom search engines, sessions, tab stacks, web panels, mouse gestures, keyboard shortcuts, user interface scaling, adaptive interface color and much more.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: In the User Data folder, which is created in the same root as "Application" folder.

Note that the program resets some settings, including the list of installed extensions, when you move between PCs.
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Vivaldi
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract it using 7-zip to a temporary folder
  2. Extract the resulting vivaldi.7z archive with 7-zip to a folder of your choice
  3. In the Vivaldi-bin folder, create an empty text file with the following contents:

    // Vivaldi Standalone

  4. Rename the text file to stp.viv
  5. Rename the Vivaldi-bin folder to Application
  6. Launch Application\vivaldi.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Otter Browser, Opera, Google Chrome, Slimjet, SRWare Iron
What's new? See:
https://vivaldi.com/blog/

Opera v56.0.3051.52 Updated Adware

webfork on 17 Oct 2018
  • 137MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Oct 2018
  • Suggested by Specular

Opera is a fast and secure web browser with tabbed, customizable interface. Features integrated searches, themes, device sync, mouse gestures, and built-in ad blocking. Also available is a service that includes a bookmarks and password sync along with an "off-road" mode that uses server-side compression to speed up browsing especially for low speed internet connections (account signup required). A variety of add-ons are available to extend functionality.

Based on Google Chrome, the program is available for Mac, Linux, Android and a variety of mobile phones and tablets. Opera v12 (Presto) is also available and includes many features not present in the newer version.

Alternative Portable versions:

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Opera Software, HKCU\Software\MozillaPlugins, HKLM\Software\MozillaPlugins.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Adware (was initially freeware when added to the database)
How to extract:
  1. Download and launch Setup.exe
  2. Select Options and choose Stand-alone installation (USB)
  3. Set Install path to a folder of your choice and click Accept & Install
  4. Launch launcher.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Vivaldi, Google Chrome Portable
What's new? See:
https://www.opera.com/docs/changelogs/windows/
Latest comments
PAFuser on 2018-01-03 12:12

Opera 50 is available. Not Beta. https://get.geo.opera.com/pub/opera/desktop/50.0.2762.45/

jcaiken on 2018-10-17 15:39

Opera is built on Chromium, the open-source version of Chrome, and as well as having its own extensions is compatible with most Chrome extensions (but not Chrome Applications).
The reference to the older version of Opera (v12) should also identify that it also lacks many of the modern features that are only available in the newer versions, e.g. Chrome compatibility, built in ad-blocker and free VPN, etc.

webfork on 2018-10-17 21:36

jcaiken: Thanks for the suggestions but these entries really aim to just be a summary of the application. There's really no way to make sure we're highlighting all the tech, features, and difference from other applications, but you're right that the ad-bocking by default is notable so I'll add that in.

Also, should note that the included "VPN" is really just a proxy.

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