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PicPick v4.0.1 Updated

Checker on 15 Nov 2014

PicPick is a versatile all-in-one tool for images on the desktop. Includes a powerful screen capture tool, editor, color picker and palette, pixel ruler, protractor, crosshair, whiteboard, and more. Can upload images automatically to FTP, Facebook, Twitter, default e-mail program, or send to installed Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, or PowerPoint).

Alternatively, PicPick Portable is stealth and automatically adjusts paths.

Languages: 27 languages, including Chinese, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Leaves picpick in APPDATA, Cloud Explorer in LOCALAPPDATA, and picpick in ALLUSERSAPPDATA.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use. Note that without a blank picpick.ini file, the program will offer optional installation of the Bing toolbar.
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract using 7-zip to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete $PLUGINSDIR, $TEMP, and saveappdata.ini
  3. Create a blank file called picpick.ini in the same folder
  4. Launch picpick.exe
Optionally, remove all the language files that are not needed in the Language folder
Similar/alternative apps: ShareX
What's new?
  • Added Share Tab.
  • Added an option to exit when closing Image Editor.
  • Added Open File Location in tab menu.
  • Added default program mode.
  • Added Triangle Shape.
  • Improved Widget (Capture Bar).
  • Fixed an issue of color palette on Windows 8.1.
  • Fixed an issue of repeat last capture.
  • Fixed mouse cursor issues.
  • Fixed an issue of box.com connection.
Latest comments
giulia on 2013-09-19 07:42

it creates a folder empty c:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\picpick\
under windows 7 64bit

I am Baas on 2013-09-20 02:35

@giulia
Confirmed and updated the entry. Thanks. I no longer use this application... not sure when this was introduced. Best is to email the developer to fix that.

shodan816 on 2014-01-16 19:02

@giulia - if you are referring to the "creates an empty folder under C:\users\...etc," this began following V3.2.6. I have written to the author and asked that he allow the executable to search the main program folder for the app's INI file instead of insisting it be created under the User folder, but so far my request has fallen of deaf ears. I stick with V3.2.6 because I work on client PC's and they are not fond of my creating either registry entries or files and folders on their machines. If more people requested this slight change, I'm sure the author would listen.

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CCleaner v4.19.4867 Updated

Checker on 24 Oct 2014
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Ennovy

CCleaner is a system optimization and privacy tool. It removes unused, temporary, and log files from your system, as well as cleaning traces of your online activities such as Internet history and flash cookies. Contains a separate registry cleaner and can optionally use wipe features for both deleted files and drive free space.

See the official documentation for information on generating a list of covered programs search for "Export". An unofficial set of community developed cleaning rules can be found here however it should be noted that many of these rules are alpha and the developers will not provide support for these rules, a thread in the users forum is dedicated to supporting the add-on rules.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder).

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights under Windows Vista or above
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CCleaner.exe (for 32-bit OS) or CCleaner64.exe (for 64-bit OS).
What's new?
  • Added Windows 10 Preview compatibility.
  • Improved Opera 25 Cache cleaning.
  • Improved exception handling and reporting architecture.
  • Improved Auto-Update checking process.
  • Updated various translations.
  • Minor GUI Improvements.
  • Minor bug fixes.
Latest comments
Mixture on 2014-09-29 00:14

Version 4.18.4844 acts too differently from version 4.7.4808. I definitely do not need Active Computer Monitoring. When I clean my browser history with CCleaner, I cleaning it manually, not when someone else tells me to. There's far too much interference in my life from other humans. I am staying with version 4.7.4808.

__philippe on 2014-09-29 13:39

Turns out CCleaner 4.18.4844 "Active System Monitoring" can be turned off, after all:

1. Open CCleaner, then click Options > Monitoring
2. Disable System Monitoring by unticking the box next to "Enable System Monitoring"
3. Disable Active Monitoring by unticking the box next to "Enable Active Monitoring",
and click Yes when the confirmation box appears

See here for an ongoing discussion about "Active System Monitoring" usage:
http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=41860

Cheers,

__philippe

Mixture on 2014-09-29 14:57

__philippe, thank you very much. Thank God for disable switches in this software. Too bad I can't do the same thing to the NSA and the EPA!

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BleachBit v1.6 Updated

Checker on 19 Nov 2014

BleachBit quickly frees disk space, removes hidden junk, and safeguards your privacy. You can erase cache, Internet history, cookies (including the much-maligned "evercookie"), DOM storage, unused localizations, and temporary files of 70 applications including Firefox, Internet Explorer, Flash, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari, Adobe Reader, APT, and more. Additional applications can be added with the community authored winapp2.ini cleaner list in the Preferences - General tab (requires restart).

Includes wipe function to protect privacy, includes support for 52 languages, and available for Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package labelled 'portable' and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch bleachbit.exe.
What's new?
  • Google Chrome: Fix error "Favicons is version 29".
  • Google Chrome: Clean application cache directory.
  • Google Chrome and Chromium: In the Preferences (JSON) file clean a list of HTTP servers that used SPDY, which can be used to track servers to which the browser was connected.
  • Firefox: Clean more session restore files.
  • Firefox: Clean bookmark backups using a new option called Backup.
  • The auto-hide option, which was removed in version 1.0, is available again.
Specific to Linux:
  • Google Chrome: Delete Sync Data Backup.
  • Chromium: Delete application cache directory.
  • Print a message when root account is being cleaned to avoid confusion.
  • Whitelist more KDE IPC files under /tmp/ to fix problem launching BleachBit as root.
Specific to Windows:
  • Google Chrome: Clean GPUCache directory.
  • Show BleachBit version in the Control Panel in Add/Remove Programs.
  • Support silent installation when previous version is already installed.
  • Fix a crash on startup if a fixed drive would not report its free space. This may happen with
  • Microsoft Office 2012 Click and Run.
  • Fix a crash on startup if %USERPROFILE\Local Settings\temp\ does not exist.
Latest comments
Andrew Ziem on 2011-01-05 19:29

Faust, Daniel Feenberg is (according to LinkedIn) currently an IT Director at the National Bureau of Economic Research, so Wikipedia's label of "economist" appears to be a mistake. Also reference the 2006 NIST Special Publication.... so which computer scientists claim any data can be recovered after one pass? Also, I thought it was generous to write that each cleaner probably finds things the other doesn't and that CCleaner is older and more mature. CCleaner is not a bad tool and certainly does many things well.

webfork on 2012-03-16 01:56

Used this to clean up more than 6 gigs of information off a reasonably old Win 7 x64 machine recently. I don't know that it had a major impact on speed, but certainly like that extra 6 gigs. Love this program.

Midas on 2013-10-17 14:51

"BleachBit Is the October [2013] Project of the Month [at SourceForge.net].

BleachBit is a nice tool for freeing disk space on Windows and Linux systems. BleachBit also helps to preserve privacy; in this time of privacy concerns, it might be something you want to check out. It's even caught the attention of computer security Technologist Bruce Schneier in The Guardian (http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/05/nsa-how-to-remain-secure-surveillance) and in Wired (http://www.wired.com/opinion/2013/10/149481/). Read interview with Andrew Ziem on our blog (http://sourceforge.net/blog/october-2013-potm/)."

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Rufus v1.4.12 Updated

Checker on 10 Nov 2014

Rufus, or Reliable USB Formatting Utility (with Source), is a small and fast utility that helps create bootable external drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc. The program is ideal for use with installation media from ISOs (Windows, Linux, etc.) for working on a system without an OS, flashing device BIOS or other firmware, or you want to run a low-level system utility.

Functional on 64-bit systems.

Alternatively, Rufus Portable is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Stores "Check for Updates" settings in the registry.
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. See forum thread for a workaround.
License: GPL (GPLv3)
How to extract: Download the EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch rufus_vx.x.x.exe.
What's new?
  • Fix support for Red Hat 7 and CentOS 7.
  • Fix support for Debian 7.x.
  • Fix default listing of Mushkin Ventura Ultra USB 3.0 drives.
  • Fix Czech translation.
  • Update Windows version listing for Windows 10.
Latest comments
Rejjy13 on 2012-12-28 21:55

Impressive application! I used it for Ubuntu, Windows 8 and Windows 7.

I am Baas on 2013-01-03 00:06

Version 1.3.0 writes to the registry. See forum entry for details.

jenss on 2014-11-05 08:17

version 1.4.11 is out here

homepage :
http://rufus.akeo.ie/

get the file :
http://rufus.akeo.ie/downloads/rufus-1.4.11.exe

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IrfanView v4.38

Checker on 28 Jul 2014

IrfanView is a fast and easy-to-use viewer with support for a wide variety image, audio and video formats. The program includes batch processing, creation of panoramic images, editing of multi-page TIFF files, lossless JPEG rotate/crop, and effects such as sharpen and blur. Other tools such as screen capture, scanner, slideshow, plugin support, and ability to capture icons from EXE or DLL

Alternatively, IrfanView Portable is also available and updates drive letters and handles registry keys.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\IrfanView]
Unicode support: Partial. There is a dll that can be activated from the setting window. But it doesn't cover everything.
License: Free for non-commerical use
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete iv_uninstall.exe
  3. Optionally, download the plugins ZIP package and extract the contents to the Plugins sub folder
  4. Launch i_view32.exe
Note: Plugins adds 10 megs to the size and support for more graphics, audio, video, and more. Plugins for OCR and PDF tools are available separate download -- see thread in forums on how to enable them with portable installations.
Similar/alternative apps: XnView
FastStone Image Viewer
What's new?
  • New Options menu/feature: Export image tiles (split image).
  • New Options menu: Hotfolder (Watch folder and show new images).
  • New view modes in Thumbnails window: Tiles, Details and List mode.
  • New feature: (new) "IrfanView Shell Extension" available on PlugIns website (= adds Context menu with some IrfanView operations to Windows Explorer).
  • New options in the "Adobe 8BF filters" dialog.
  • Improved speed in the LCMS (Color Management) PlugIn.
  • Added support for old formats like: Amiga, Atari, C64, ZX Spectrum etc. (RECOIL support in Formats PlugIn).
  • New Print dialog features: Borderless print, Negative positions, better preview.
  • New command line option: /makecopy, a flag for /convert
    => if destination file exists, save new file as copy: (1), (2), (3) etc.
  • Option to add max. 10 external editors (for advanced users): Properties->Misc.
  • Option to Drag&Drop current file to other programs: SHIFT + left mouse + drag.
  • New Print dialog option: Always use default printer at dialog start.
  • New hotkey: CTRL + SHIFT + N = Negative image (all channels).
  • Better support for high resolution screens (high DPI).
  • Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
Latest comments
Checker on 2013-12-21 16:39

@ billon
@ AndTheWolf
Thanks ... and updated.

smaragdus on 2014-06-24 18:59

IrfanView version 4.38 is out.

Checker on 2014-06-25 10:53

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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