Fact200

Submit portable freeware that you find here. It helps if you include information like description, extraction instruction, Unicode support, whether it writes to the registry, and so on.
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Fact200

#1 Post by substance21 » Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:10 pm

From http://www.fact200.com/:
Fact200 is both an Internet search client and a news feed reader that concentrates on finding, sifting, and browsing information while filtering out noise and junk. It is ideal for browsing through massive amounts of web pages (e.g., browsing news feeds) or for researching esoteric subjects.

The download contains a zipped .exe file which is the application itself. The application self-installs and un-installs without the aid of an external installer.

In order to run in portable mode: create a blank file in the same directory as the .exe named "prefs.ini". When launched, the .exe checks for the presence of this file and indicates "portable mode" in the window title. It also looks for/creates a library directory (Default Library) in the same directory as the .exe.

When in portable mode it does its best to avoid writing to the system. However, it relies on certain portions of IE to do HTTP requests and HTML rendering and despite explicit flags to prevent caching/history it nonetheless leaves a little bit of a trace behind.

It has full Unicode support.

In testing with my 256MB USB2.0 stick, it runs rather slowly when performing loads. It does quite a bit of r/w access to the library which the stick doesn't seem to like. Larger ones may fair better. My recommendation is to do any loading on the home computer and copy the library to the stick as a portable,searchable internet library.

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#2 Post by Andrew Lee » Fri Sep 22, 2006 12:04 am

Posted to the database. Thanks!

This app is rather unique and unlike anything I have seen before. I have put it in my PStart list to see if it is useful enough to work itself into my daily routine.

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#3 Post by substance21 » Fri Sep 22, 2006 9:10 am

Thanks! I am the author and am open to any feedback you might have. I am curious if it runs any better on larger memory sticks. I was rather disappointed that it runs really, really slowly on my 256mb version because I think it could be pretty useful as a portable app.

There's are also many hidden features which I'm slowly making visible as I figure out how to present them in the UI without making it any more confusing and jumbled. Please let me know if there's any features you think are missing that would be very useful. It might already be in there.

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#4 Post by A Cumen » Sun Sep 24, 2006 4:43 am

substance21 wrote:Please let me know if there's any features you think are missing that would be very useful. It might already be in there.
Cool app!

A thumb of the page found would be neat (instead of the magnifying glass that opens the preview pane).

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#5 Post by substance21 » Sun Sep 24, 2006 9:41 am

ahha! This is one of those features that's already in there but just hard to find. Try tapping the + key a few times with a search result selected. The magnifying icon should be replaced by a thumbnail and will keep growing as you hit + more. The - key will do the opposite and eventually turn the thumbnail back into a magnifying glass.

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Re: Fact200

#6 Post by Midas » Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:10 am

This is the official forum topic for Fact200, a minute trident (Internet Explorer's browser engine) based "Internet Research Tool".
  • [url]http://www.fact200.com/[/url] author wrote:Fact200 is both an Internet search client and a news feed reader that concentrates on finding, sifting, and browsing information while filtering out noise and junk. It is ideal for browsing through massive amounts of web pages (e.g., browsing news feeds) or for researching esoteric subjects. View Flash movie demos of searching and news reading to see how it works.
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The above screencap displays prominently in the program title bar that Fact200 is being run portably...

Fact200 last release (v1.10) can be downloaded from http://www.fact200.com/download.html.

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