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SpaceSniffer v1.1.4.0

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013
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  • Suggested by donald

SpaceSniffer is a graphical disk use analysis software with available filtering. It can break down display into individual folders and files. Uses a special "Treemap" to display disk use (a concept invented by Prof. Ben Shneiderman).

A page of tips and tricks for use is available.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder ("SpaceSnifferConfig.xml")
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware (Donations Welcome)
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SpaceSniffer.exe
What's new? v 1.1.4.0
[+] Now it's possible to start an export to file from command line.
[+] Added classes filter (example: multimedia, archives ecc...)
[!] Improved stability when deleting a focused folder.
[!] Added "SpaceSniffer" to all floating windows title.
[#] Now paths with spaces behave again correctly in command line.
Latest comments
erdraug on 2011-05-19 23:39

Not true, it can scan directories. The option is right there on the startup menu.

Mike.S.G. on 2011-05-20 06:43

@Gmacri

Select the 'Path' to scan if you don't want a whole drive.

mrpink on 2012-01-29 21:08

I think i'll keep this one. WinDirStat is prettier but Spacesniffer is way faster and natively portable

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streamWriter v5.0.0.0 Updated

Checker on 6 Apr 2014

streamWriter is an Internet radio client and that can record both the played stream or any number of other stations simultaneously. Includes a searchable browser for thousands of available sources of every kind (rock, rap, talk, spots, etc.), an audio splitter that looks for silence to separate tracks, and includes a basic player for recorded tracks. Supports scheduled recordings, audio file wish list and block list, an audio equalizer, and allows connections with the streamWriter community to report on available radio streams.

Functional in 64-bit. Add-ons are available for additional features such as audio conversion, post-processing, and tag edition.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL v3 (donate)
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch streamwriter.exe
  3. When prompted, choose "Save data to application path"

Optionally, enable Addons in the File - Settings - Addons menu and check boxes next to required Addons, which will download automatically to the application folder.
Similar/alternative apps: Radiosure
What's new?
  • Added shuffle mode to player for saved songs.
  • Every view is customizable now regarding column visibility/width/position.
  • Settings for automatic recordings are now configurable in a separate window.
  • streamWriter can now be started minimized to notification area.
  • "Last played" is now displayed for streams in title search.
  • Multiple regular expressions per stream are possible now.
  • Many small improvements.
  • A lot of bugfixes.
Latest comments
abc on 2012-05-23 15:28

Opensource/freeware alternative to a market saturated by payware. kudos to the author for making this.

webfork on 2012-11-22 17:56

Love this program -- my radio software of choice. This is a fantastic and very fast way to easily fill up your music device with new tunes. If you have little space on your drive or just poking around radio stations, you can disable the auto-record feature in the first settings window under "Default action on doubleclick on stream". Otherwise, when adding streams from the Browser tab, you have to manually stop their recording.

robertcollier4 on 2013-07-23 23:09

Was unable to get this to record some streams. Worked with streamripper instead:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/streamripper/

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AutoHideDesktopIcons v2.57 Updated

Checker on 8 Apr 2014
  • 42KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by USBman

AutoHideDesktopIcons allows you to hide/unhide all desktop icons after a preset time.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP (ANSI/Unicode) package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AutoHideDesktopIcons.exe.
What's new?
  • New optional feature hide desktop icons via middle mouse button click.
Latest comments
donald on 2011-09-16 17:56

I will attempt to post on application website but ...
"Always start minimized (To Tray)" option does not work.

I have not seen changes occur to the configuration file (AutoHideDesktopIcons.ini) for this setting.

I will also ask about command line option to start minimized.

donald on 2011-09-22 00:45

Please note the immediate response of the developer.

This is a very nice and handy piece of software from a very prolific developer.

I have only seen first rate software from this developer.

freakazoid on 2013-12-02 00:03

Neat little app. Uses around 1.0 - 1.5MB RAM. GUI is a little ugly like all SoftwareOK apps, but you'll probably want to start this in the system tray and forget it! :)

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Audacity v2.0.5

Wolfghost on 19 Nov 2013

Audacity is a sound editor with support for most audio formats and sophisticated effects such as noise removal and studio reverb. Users can record live audio, compress or convert file types, as well as cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together.

Due to licensing restrictions, users must follow these instructions to export to MP3.

Alternatively, Audacity Portable and X-Audacity are also available. The program is cross-platform and Version 2.0 supports Win 98/ME.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Audacity
Unicode support: Yes. Separate versions available.
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty folder and name it Portable Settings in the same directory
  3. Launch Audacity.exe
(Thanks to user "r" for instructions posted to this forum thread.)
What's new?
  • On a very few machines, the Windows WDM-KS low latency host caused Audacity 2.0.4 to hang or the computer to crash. WDM-KS has been removed from Audacity 2.0.5 while we work on safely enabling this host. WDM-KS will still be available for testing in the Windows alpha development builds.
  • Fixed a bug where Audacity would not record until the current input was reselected.
Latest comments
recording-man on 2009-04-30 05:35

I am working on large audio material (30min speech - sometimes with music). Functions: Normalize - Compress / Limit, Cut, Equalize. Audacity is much to slow to handle that.
(Wavosaur is better - Nero Wave Eeditor is realy fast, but it is not stable.)

mrpink on 2012-03-15 13:28

Probably stealth. Delete the registry key after the first time you launch the program and see if it gets recreated

shodan816 on 2012-03-15 13:36

This 'portable' version still creates a registry entry and\or writes to the User folder. If you want TRUE portability, download it from: http://portableapps.com/apps/music_video/audacity_portable

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PhraseExpress v10.1.27 Updated

Checker on 2 Apr 2014
  • 19MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by JohnW

PhraseExpress is a keyboard macro utility that manages all your frequently used text phrases from a taskbar icon and allows you to paste them into any application with a single mouse click, a keyboard shortcut, or a text macro command. The program is ideal for email reply templates, signatures, addresses, and any other information that you find yourself typing repeatedly.

PhraseExpress also includes powerful macro functions to launch programs, files or email messages, offers support for dynamic macro commands and comes with a unique text-prediction feature.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract:
  1. Download PhraseExpress_USB.zip and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch phraseexpress.exe -portable
Similar/alternative apps: Texter
What's new?
  • New feature "SmartComplete" which can be enabled by launching PhraseExpress in beta mode via the command-line parameter -beta. (SmartComplete Video Demo)
  • Improved email and URL input syntax validation.
  • Popup menus are shown regardless of their hidden setting if the popup menus are directly triggered by their Autotext or hotkey.
  • Solved issues if SHIFT is used as a confirmation key.
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2013-04-11 07:01

7 Awesome Uses For PhraseExpress Text Expander: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/7-awesome-uses-phraseexpress-textexpander/

bartelsmediagmbh on 2013-04-18 10:00

PhraseExpress is one of the most popular Text Expander software and available for more than 10 years. Hundred thousands of happy users have no problem with PhraseExpress at all and enjoy it every day.

We invest all our time and hear to make what PhraseExpress is today. The portable feature alone cost us a lot of extra efforts to meet the portable app specification requirements, particularly those by portableapps.com.

All that is provided completely free-of-charge as advertised at http://www.phraseexpress.com/freeware.htm

The quality hopefully shows you that PhraseExpress is no hobby project but made by fulltime developers. So, we need to generate revenue by asking Professionals to license it.

Sadly, a few individuals who may have been caught cheating our fair use license policy try to harm our reputation rather than taking responsibility for their license abuse. Which is a shame.

You can easily identify those people as they don’t provide evidence. We know why – The license notification in later PhraseExpress versions would debunk in plain English why it has been triggered.

Here is our deal to those people:

Download PhraseExpress 9.1.29 (or later) and publish a screenshot of the alleged “false commercial use detection” which allegedly differs from what we advertise. If someone really should find a bug we will fix it instantly and give away 5 PhraseExpress Professional Edition licenses worth US$ 699.- to the next 5 posters (providing real identity to us) here.

“Abraxas”, we are waiting for you!

@Midas: PhraseExpress NEVER secretly transmits personal information anywhere. It just checks locally, if it is running from a Windows Server OS. This certainly is no privacy issue Would you claim “the same if a scanner application checks the OS for a connected scanner or if a photo organizer application would prompt to import photos if it detects a camera being connected to PC?

@IanFromBarrie: Please note that the commercial detection has changed drastically with latest PhraseExpress version 9.

Midas on 2013-04-19 08:46

Thanks for the input, bartelsmediagmbh. On behalf of other TPFC users that appreciate your software, I thank you also for the generosity of providing Phrase Express as a freeware.

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