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calibre v2.65.1 Updated

billon on 26 Aug 2016
  • 140MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Aug 2016
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Calibre is an e-book library management application with a variety of useful functions including device-specific e-book conversion, news download and conversion, viewer, and content server for online access to your collection.

The program syncs automatically with many different physical devices including Kindle, Nook, Sony PRS, BeBook, Android, iOS and many more (full list). It supports a variety of e-book formats, including azw, azw1, cbr, cbz, chm, epub, fb2, html, imp, lit, lrf, lrx, mobi, odt, oebzip, opf, pdb, pdf, pml, pmlz, prc, rb, rtf, snb, tpz, txt, as well as ebooks contained in rar and zip files.

Alternatively, X-Calibre is stealth and automatically adjusts paths. A WinXP-compatible version is available.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Trolltech
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the "portable installer" and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch calibre-portable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: TEBookConverter
What's new? See:
http://calibre-ebook.com/whats-new
Latest comments
bzl333 on 2015-02-06 18:08

@Tom - well its FREEEEEEEE so you got more than you paid the evil author of the program. also will be nice if you spend thousands of hours developing a free program and then let others criticize you with BIG BOLD ANGRY CAPITALS!!!!

filobus on 2015-05-28 07:38

@bzl333 weel, you have to bear criticism if you want to improve! (unkind criticism is another matter)
Calibre is "huge" (maybe it have to be like that, it's not a criticism, it's just a pity!), and I too don't like at all its way to make its own library (I have to put there only books I want to convert, and remove them, not a user friendly behaviour). It's a little too complicated, but it does its job well!
For me it's a must-have but also a could-be-better!! :-)

donald on 2015-07-24 19:38

Per CALIBRE Version: 2.33.0 beyond version 1.48x CALIBRE no longer supports XP.
Download XP Compatible from http://download.calibre-ebook.com/1.html

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MetarWeather v1.74 Updated

billon on 26 Aug 2016
  • 257KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Aug 2016
  • Suggested by guinness

MetarWeather decodes weather reports from around the world, and displays them in a simple weather report table. You can export the weather report into text, HTML or XML files. MetarWeather can decode METAR-format reports from a text file, or download the latest reports.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Internet Explorer
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch mweather.exe.
What's new?
  • Updated the address of 'NOAA: METAR Text Files' data source.
  • Be aware that the 'NOAA: METAR Data Access Web Site' data source stopped working and I don't know if there is a new server for this service or NOAA decided to remove it completely.
Latest comments
joby_toss on 2010-02-14 04:44

I don't like this one at all, but it is portable.

Pax on 2010-12-21 00:33

Just downloaded the app and played around with it for a bit. Love it! Extremely functional and gives me a quick summary for a number of selected cities around the world.

You can choose what columns to display, metric or not, sorting, reports... lightweight - runs like the wind... nice!

TP109 on 2012-04-15 00:06

Extremely fast and lightweight. Use this more than any other weather app. Makes it easy to compare weather reports from multiple areas.

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SimpleWMIView v1.20 Updated

billon on 25 Aug 2016
  • 124KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Aug 2016
  • Suggested by Checker

SimpleWMIView is a tool for developers, testers, and system diagnosis, displaying the result of WMI queries in a simple table. The program allows for easy export to text/csv/html/xml file, or to copy the selected items to the clipboard and then paste them to a spreadsheet application (like Excel).

With SimpleWMIView you can get extensive information about your system, like a list of running processes, services, drivers, user accounts, hardware, and so on.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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 SimpleWMIView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added /update command-line option, which automatically show the result of current WMI query immediately after SimpleWMIView starts, so there is no need the press the update button..

Chromium Portable v54.0.2832.2 Updated

billon on 25 Aug 2016
  • 237MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Aug 2016
  • Suggested by SYSTEM

Chromium is a browser similar to Google Chrome and uses the same code base. Chromium omits some components including Google's brand, auto-update mechanism, RLZ identifier, as well as the bundled Adobe Flash Player and PDF viewer.

Chromium Portable is a custom-built version of the dev channel of the Chromium web browser. It is packaged in the PortableApps.com Format and supports jPortable.

Alternatively, X-Chromium is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL (Chromium and patches: BSD, custom launcher: MPL 2.0, PA.c Launcher and PA.c Installer: GPL)
How to extract: Download the portable installer and install to a folder of your choice. Launch ChromiumPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: SRWare Iron, Google Chrome Portable
What's new?
Latest comments
DarkShadow on 2016-02-13 14:57

v50.0.2645.4 (2016-02-12) released !

hamasaki on 2016-02-14 08:49

Link in description points to 'http://chromium.org/Home', which is a 404.

SYSTEM on 2016-02-14 09:44

@hamasaki: Thanks, fixed.

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Balabolka v2.11.0.608 Updated

billon on 25 Aug 2016
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Aug 2016
  • 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
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch balabolka.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: DSpeech
What's new?
  • Realized the processing of the default audio output device changing.
  • Resources for Portuguese (Brazil) language were updated.
Latest comments
Checker on 2014-08-31 01:53

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

smaragdus on 2015-07-21 07:09

Balabolka 2.11.0.584 has been released, changes:
20.07.2015 v2.11.0.584
+ Added the main menu items "Add Current Line as Named Bookmark" and
"Create Table of Contents".
* Updated the text split method: if text block size is defined, this value
will be used as a limit, not as a target. The program will split text
into equal parts.
* Resources for German and Spanish languages were updated (thanks to
Regine Mueller and Fernando Gregoire).

smaragdus on 2015-09-22 20:20

Balabolka version 2.11.0.588 has been released, changes in the latest version:
- Fixed the image viewer.
* The menu items "Skip to Next Paragraph" and "Skip to Previous Paragraph",
"Skip to Next Line" and "Skip to Previous Line" were interchanged.
* Resources for Spanish language were updated (thanks to Fernando Gregoire).

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