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FreeVimager v9.5.0 Updated

billon on 21 Apr 2019
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Apr 2019
  • Suggested by I am Baas

FreeVimager is a fast media viewer and image editor with full screen and multi-monitor support. Includes various image modification tools (lossless rotate and crop, resize, brightness, contrast, sharpen) and analysis tools. Includes batch processing and CD/DVD slideshow creation, as well as a random setting. Touch screen gesture support for zoom in/out and for next/previous picture. Includes EXIF date / time adjustment, view image location in Google Maps and can edit JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PNG, PCX and EMF, as well as save to PDF.

Also includes basic screenshot and scanning tools.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Donationware/GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download FreeVimager-X.X.X-Portable.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new?
  • Small fixes.
Latest comments
ripu on 2016-02-15 09:54

It again created that log file named log.txt. It contains some errors that occurred some days only. And when that happens, it does not remain stealth.

smaragdus on 2016-09-21 17:40

FreeVimager (version 5.1.0) creates "FreeVimagerShared" folder in Temp:
"C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp\FreeVimagerShared"

__philippe on 2017-10-19 11:23

FreeVimager v7.5.0
Dropped Windows XP and Windows 2003 support...:-(

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DSpeech v1.73.69 Updated

billon on 20 Apr 2019
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Apr 2019
  • 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.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language and manual files.
Similar/alternative apps: Balabolka
What's new? See:
https://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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Balabolka v2.15.0.698 Updated

billon on 20 Apr 2019
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Apr 2019
  • 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 setting for pauses between sentences in the Spritz-Reader.
  • Removed the setting "Minimal Block Size" from text splitting.
  • Updated the list of voices for Yandex SpeechKit.
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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PDF-XChange Editor v8.0.330.0 Updated

webfork on 6 Apr 2019
  • 95MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Apr 2019
  • Suggested by Midas

PDF-XChange Editor is a fast, feature-rich PDF viewer and editor with a tabbed interface. The program includes edition of text-based PDFs, OCR of image based/scanned PDF's to fully text-searchable PDFs, full document spellchecking, rotate/crop documents, add comments/annotations to any PDF file, QR codes and more. You can apply custom stamps from any image/PDF file/Windows clipboard, mark-up pages with text and objects and add/edit hyperlinks.

The program supports export to text or image (BMP/JPEG/TIFF/PNG etc.).

Note: The free PDF-XChange Editor lacks some features present in the registered version (payware). Some "Pro" features can be used, but will add a watermark upon saving.

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 Version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PDFXEdit.exe.

Optionally:
  • Disable most available "pro" features via the File menu, select Preferences and choose Registration. Check the box "Hide all licensed features from toolbars and menus".
  • Download language packs from the OCR language page (specifically OCRBaseLangPack.zip for English, Spanish, German and French). Extract these files to a temporary folder, launch the setup process and, when prompted, select the application folder (the same folder location as the PDFXEdit.exe).
Similar/alternative apps: Foxit Reader, PDF XChange Viewer
What's new? See:
https://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-editor/history
Latest comments
Midas on 2017-03-09 13:12

Motion granted. :D

MIKLO on 2017-05-13 17:23

As with other PDF-Exchange products the editor doesn't disappoint, it works as advertised and does all I want and more :)

MIKLO

webfork on 2017-09-29 01:48

I had a document with both text and pasted images. While Acrobat Pro kept complaining there was rendered text and wouldn't OCR the available images, PDFXChange got right to it.

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pestudio v8.91 Updated

billon on 31 Mar 2019
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Mar 2019
  • Suggested by joby_toss

pestudio shows details about applications and other system files (.exe, .dll, .cpl, .ocx, .ax, .sys etc.) without starting them including:

  • Libraries that are used by an application
  • Functions that are imported by an application
  • Functions (also anonymous) that are exported by an application
  • All functions that are forwarded to other libraries
  • Obsolete Functions that are exported and imported by an application
  • If Data Execution Prevention (DEP) Windows security mechanism is used
  • If Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) Windows security mechanism is used
  • If Windows security mechanism Structured Exception Handling (SEH) is used
  • Whether some sections are compressed

pestudio standard lacks some features of pro version, see comparison here (PDF file!).

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete AddToShell.reg and RemoveFromShell.reg. Launch pestudio.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PPEE
What's new?
  • Extend indicators.
  • Fix a bug when handling very long unicode strings.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-11-26 12:10

PEstudio v8.70 - Link date 22-NOV-2017

v8.70 changelog:
. Expose the indicators id number in the output XML file
. Extend grouping of utilities
. Extend grouping of imports by types and colors

Midas on 2017-11-26 19:37

Like noted elsewhere, unless significant for the comment exchange, program changelogs are best posted to the forum topic (or entered at the appropriate field), my dear _phillipe. B-)

__philippe on 2017-11-26 21:39

All righty,... next time round,

the undersigned hereby pledge to abide by the recommendations, protocols,
procedures and regulations set forth by my Right Honourable Friend Midas,
the Member for TPFC's constituency,... cross my heart and hope to die... ;-)

__philippe

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