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IrfanView v4.38 Updated

webfork on 13 Jun 2015

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.

Note: the "setup" version of IrfanView is adware.

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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SoftPerfect Network Scanner v6.0.6 Updated

Checker on 23 Apr 2015
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Apr 2015
  • Suggested by NewKreation

SoftPerfect Network Scanner is a feature-rich, multi-threaded network scanner to find and identify network resources. Includes IP, NetBIOS and SNMP, can ping computers, scans for listening TCP ports, and shows what types of resources are shared (including system and hidden). In addition, it allows you to mount shared resources as network drives, browse them using Windows Explorer, filter the results list and more.

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

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Select either 32-bit or 64-bit folder (depending on your OS)
  3. Launch the program by using "netscan.exe /ini" or "netscan.exe /xml"
What's new?
  • Added menu items for nested bookmarks to apply bookmarks as a group.
  • Added showing the contents of a regex capture group rather than a match itself.
  • Added basic HTTP authentication support for Remote XML to access protected devices.
  • Fixed stripping control characters that could leak into columns. Improved saving columns.
Latest comments
bro on 2015-04-20 12:23

Use .xml config instead of .ini.

I was using v5.4.8 with netscan.ini config file. The v6.0.5 ignored the netscan.ini and created netscan.xml in C:\Users\\Documents folder. Switches /xml or /ini did not help. I had to copy netscan.xml from Documents to the folder where netscan.exe was, to make the settings portable (window title should have "[PORTABLE MODE]" appended to it).

MeganEN on 2015-07-01 11:18

Create a file in the same folder netscan.xml UTF-8 (without BOM):


smaragdus on 2015-07-02 22:53

@bro & @MeganEN
Thank you for the great tip, it works!

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DevManView v1.43 Updated

Checker on 1 Jul 2015
  • 86KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Jul 2015
  • Suggested by guinness

DevManView is an alternative to the standard Windows Device Manager. It displays all devices and their properties in a flat table, instead of a hierarchical treeview. In addition to displaying the devices of your local computer, DevManView also lets you view the device list of another computer on your network, as long as you have administrator access rights to that computer.

DevManView can also load the devices list from external instance of Windows and disable unwanted devices. This feature can be useful if you have trouble starting Windows on a particular machine and you need to disable a problematic device.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / 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 DevManView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Container ID' column.
Latest comments
bro on 2013-11-01 19:17

I use this to enable/disable my touch screen on Windows 8.

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Advanced Renamer v3.66 Updated

Checker on 7 May 2015

Advanced Renamer can rename multiple files or folders using several different methods for calculating the new name, including multimedia tools for sound and picture files.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ARen.exe.

Optionally, disable automatic updates in settings.
What's new?
  • Add files using regular expressions pattern.
  • Updated translations.
  • Fixed bug in natural numeric sort.
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2014-03-29 16:21

I have used many "Renamer" apps B4 but this is one of the best I have used, easy user interface and does what is says....... what a concept :)
MIKLO

smaragdus on 2015-05-06 22:20

Advanced Renamer 3.66 released.

Checker on 2015-05-07 19:18

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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CrystalDiskInfo v6.5.2 Updated

SYSTEM on 14 Jun 2015
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Jun 2015
  • Suggested by guinness

CrystalDiskInfo monitors HDD/SSD health status and temperature, and does all the usual monitoring/graphing of S.M.A.R.T. information. It also tells you how many times the hard disk has been turned on and how many hours.

Functional on a 64-bit system. A "Standard Edition x64 Beta" is available as well (not tested for portability yet).

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: MIT
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Optionally, delete the gadget folder and unnecessary languages
  3. Launch DiskInfo.exe
What's new?
  • Fixed voice file for Japanese
Latest comments
rodger123 on 2012-09-22 17:41

Woked fine on my USB storage drive-Hallers version at portable apps better,cleans up itself,slick program.

SYSTEM on 2012-09-26 14:31

@rodger123: This "worse" version only leaves files in Internet Explorer's cache. IMHO, the overhead caused by PortableApps.com Launcher is not worth it.

billon on 2013-04-12 23:15

Last version:
5.5.1 [2013/04/08]
Improved Samsung SSD support
Added Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate (USB Memory) support
Updated language files (Traditional Chinese, Italian)

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