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Splat v1.1.7 Updated

Checker on 16 Apr 2015
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Apr 2015
  • Suggested by Checker

Splat (Simple Program Launching and Termination) allows you to build profiles that can launch or close programs and services. Supports drag-and-drop, hotkeys, process priority, and includes the ability to open specific files, folders, URLs, and even other Splat profiles. The program can aggressively close (kill) applications that may not shut down normally or add delays of time, CPU usage, or whether the previous program has closed yet.

Great for a computer startup sequence that won't slow down your computer or for switching between different separate program groups (such switching from a view all your financial programs, data, and files to all your photo/video editing tools)

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System Requirements: Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Splat.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Lacuna Launcher
What's new?
  • Added a few more wait intervals.
Latest comments
webfork on 2015-01-18 22:43

I very quickly integrated this into the startup sequence on both of my main machines. Great to get multiple portable software up and running in a system-friendly way.

Midas on 2015-01-19 13:16

Thanks, webfork. Your comment made me realize that Splat can be used as a start-up manager... duh!

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System Scheduler Free v4.34 Updated

Checker on 14 Apr 2015
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Apr 2015
  • Suggested by Allen Smith

System Scheduler Free schedules unattended running of applications, batch files, scripts etc. Intended as a replacement for Windows' own scheduler, the program adds more flexibility and features including popup reminders for appointments, reminders, and events that can be set to run once or every minute, hour, day, week, month, or year.

The program also includes it's own scripting tools for mouse, keyboard, and other operations.

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System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Last window location is written to Windows registry, while the scheduler database is written to the local directory.
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. The application is in the {app} folder
  3. Launch Scheduler.exe
What's new?
  • Fix: Popup message window not displaying correctly in Large Fonts mode.
  • Fix: Sending {[DATE]} and {[TIME]} macros in Sendkeys.
Latest comments
alvin on 2008-09-18 13:24

I got rid of Windows Scheduler and use nnCron instead. Very simple, flexible, and it uses the unix crontab format.

BGM on 2013-06-06 13:51

Wow, I'm a powerpro user, too. Funny how we are all checking out a system scheduler... I use pycron on my server, however.

Ganamyde on 2013-06-06 14:02

No unicode and RunWait support :/

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Delete After Days v2.0.0 New

webfork on 21 Feb 2015
  • 469KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Jan 2015
  • Suggested by DarkShadow

Delete After Days lets you drag and drop files and folders to a desktop trash icon. The program will prompt you for a number of days before deletion. After the specified time, the files will be deleted. Useful for ongoing system cleanup or to help make sure files you're not actively using don't continue to take up space on your system.

Note that the program will not delete files that are copied or moved and has to be running to actually delete the files.

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System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Delete After Days.exe.
What's new?
  • Click on basket to get menu options.
  • List Files with expiry dates.
  • List Files which will expire soon.
  • List Files which expired and were deleted.
  • Remove the file expiry date, if want to, original files remains untouched.
  • Open and view files from the list.
  • Setting to display smaller basket.
  • Setting to set expire soon days.
  • Shows colored papers in the basket if files will expire soon.

Don't Sleep v3.66 Updated

Checker on 11 Feb 2015
  • 88KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Feb 2015
  • Suggested by joby_toss

Don't Sleep helps prevent system Shutdown, Standby, Hibernate, Turn Off and Restart operations. This is useful to temporarily disable automatic power-saving tools without modifying any system settings. Works great for running a presentation, defragmenting a disk, or encoding a large file.

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System Requirements: Win98 / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DontSleep.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: dont disable poweroff
What's new?
  • Update of the language files.
  • Small Improvements.
Latest comments
cikenkari on 2011-04-11 11:47

it dosn't work for me sorry,
i'm using antiscreensaver http://eng.softq.org/small_utils.htm, it's just work fine!

Beau on 2012-02-05 17:25

I've been using Don't Sleep for some time now and it works great for me. It updates frequently but I never had a problem with the many previous versions. I use it when doing routine unattended maintenance, when making large backups and downloads.

allclownsareevil on 2012-02-05 19:20

I think "Don't Sleep" should win an award for the most updated program on TPFW. :-) Works well though, thanks.

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OnlyStopWatch v3.81

Checker on 25 Jan 2015
  • 48KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Jan 2015
  • Suggested by guinness

OnlyStopWatch is a simple time monitor.

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System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package (ANSI/Unicode/64-bit) and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch OnlyStopWatch.exe (ANSI) or OnlyStopWatch_uc.exe (Unicode) or OnlyStopWatch_x64.exe (64-bit).
Similar/alternative apps: Timer Ten Timer
What's new?
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__philippe on 2013-08-03 11:25

Alternative: Rob Keir's minuscule Timer.exe (8k), including a more subdued display.
http://keir.net/timer.html

__philippe

__philippe on 2013-08-04 16:15

Please see also Timer related forum post:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=849&hilit=timer+keir

__philippe

Checker on 2013-08-04 19:44

@ __philippe: Timer added under "Similar/alternative apps:"

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