Periodic Table Explorer v1.8

lintalist on 19 Aug 2017

Periodic Table Explorer contains all the elements of the Periodic Table along with images of the elements in their natural state, as well as lots of other information and interactive displays.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
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 pt_explorer.exe.

15 comments on Periodic Table Explorer  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

lautrepay 2011-12-28 03:31

By the way, Mr. Freshney changed his mind. The announcement of the link posted four comments above was modified. Now he says that he will continue whith the development of his software.


lautrepay 2011-12-28 02:55

Website is back and DL link is working again.


webfork 2011-12-26 23:26

Bluestocking: as a volunteer, Emka is not getting paid for his work here and we appreciate his efforts.


Emka 2011-12-26 20:10

Sorry Bluestocking, I would not have come across the update if the link had been broken that day. I have no idea what happened there.


lautrepay 2011-12-26 19:59

@Bluestocking: And if the links weren't broken at the time that Emka updated the entry?
I can assure you that the DL link was not dead at the first days of december. I downloaded Periodic Table Explorer following the link given by WinPenPack website... and it's dead today.


Bluestocking 2011-12-26 18:40

With all due respect, "Emka" should have checked the link before posting an update...because both the website link and the download link lead to a 404 page. I might have been able to understand this if this post were several months or even weeks old, but this supposed update was posted only two days ago!


webfork 2011-05-16 19:26

retroboy: please move all that to forums


retroboy 2011-05-16 18:09

Lastest uncompressed version 1.7.2 is 73.4 MB, Are you downloading the portable version?

Followed portablefreakers steps..
1) Deleted ADPT.exe and ADPT_Mini.exe.
2) There was no XX folder.
3) UPX'd "pt_explorer.exe" (I don't normally recommend using UPX due to AV conflicts.)

Before: 74.3 MB
After: 63.5 MB

@computerfreak, You CAN do something about HTML files..

It's called HTML Optimization! There's a tool called Absolute HTML Compressor (untested portable) that can shave off a couple MB's.

1) Go to options Uncheck "create backup"
2) Check "Compress files in a folder"
3) Select "pt_portable" or the main folder.
4) Press compress

Before: 63.5 MB
After: 54.2 MB

For images I use FastStone Photo Resizer:

For JPGs
1) Output format: jpg
2) Add folder: pt_portable\data\images
3) Settings: Set Quality slider to between 30 - 6003AHJ_VusJGXk1LbRSY_foMSop7yIlZ7_th_9ZlkppOpCf7vyIp2v4PxtJ9bkvADZq2dbUDB0ttHddmS407HtlseIOLSIOvp03AAOqGkmtITYuhMlGWYYvHe8hmeJUWzVeUI-SzeFQ-s_G
4) Output folder: same as input folder
5) Press convert

Before: 54.2 MB
After: 49.3 MB

Continue steps 1-5 for the different types of images ( not all of them listed here)

Output JPG
Quality slider to between 30 - 60

Output GIF
Compression 128 colors

Output BMP
Compression: RLE
Settings: 65536 Colors

Evenutally I got it down to 15 MB's by OCD compression of all the different types of images, sorry for the long post.


Checker 2011-05-16 07:20

@ lautrepay: Thanks and updated.


lautrepay 2011-05-16 05:41

Update available: version 1.7.2


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