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PhraseExpress v10.1.59 Updated

Ennovy on 30 Jun 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? The text output and macro processing engine has been significantly enhanced since v10.0.35. Please test for compatibility with your macro functions before using in your production environment!

NEW Drastically improved phrase insertion performance. Linked phrases are now combined in an internal buffer before inserted into the target application.
NEW Improved clipboard handling if phrases are pasted via clipboard while the phrases perform complex clipboard operations.
NEW New macro functions {#SETTEMP } and {#GETTEMP } to create and output temporary variables.
NEW Added export option for PhraseExpress Android App.
NEW The Editor now offers rulers and customizable tab stops in formatted phrases.
NEW If macro hightlighting is disabled, the macro function placeholders now represent the editable text output formatting of the macro output.
NEW Enhanced table editing features.
NEW Tables can now be nested with other cells or tables in formatted phrases.
NEW The {#URL } macro function now allows you to select a specific browser to open a web site.
NEW Tray icon now indicates if PhraseExpress is executing a phrase or if it blocked from applications.

The option "Route ENTER and TAB through PhraseExpress" is now disabled by default and can be configured in the expert options.
Improved handling of HTML-formatted phrases.
Improved display of tables.
Improved text insertion and clipboard handling.
Phrase output can be cancellede with the hotkey ESC.
Phrase file synchronization improved.
Input buffer is now resetted after #cursor macro function.
Fixed Search & Replace feature.
The Outlook AddIn temporarily blocked Outlook in rare occasions.
Improved of the WIN-key as a hotkey.
The sorting order is now preserved when duplicating phrase folders.
Solved bug if round brackets are used in math expressions in the {#CALC } macro function.
Solved display problem of linebreaks in the phrase input window.
Latest comments
Manwolff on 2014-07-06 08:51

Morning folk, must say I agree with RedTed, I have just downloaded and unzipped the app. I am now the proud owner of a German app. Have tried to change the language, but it's a no go. I am running a 64bit Dell Inspiron, could be that it's only meant for 32bit systems???

webfork on 2014-07-06 20:04

Manwolff: would recommend contacting the author: http://www.phraseexpress.com/contact.php

bartelsmediagmbh on 2014-07-21 10:59

PhraseExpress normally auto-adapts to the language set in the regional settings of Microsoft Windows.

Here is a step-by-step procedure how to set PhraseExpress to English language:
http://screencast.com/t/zNolPepl1rpE

This also disables the automatic language detection. Hope, this helps.

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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
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

olliebean on 2014-04-21 12:04

The registry key can be deleted, and is not recreated on subsequent launches. Alternatively, you can prevent it being created in the first place: before first launch, create a new text file in the Portable Settings folder called audacity.cfg, containing the single line: "NewPrefsInitialized=1" (without quotes).

This makes the program stealth. The only files it writes to the User folder are in %TEMP%. (And even this can be changed in the settings.)

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TeraCopy v2.3 Updated

Checker on 28 Jul 2014
  • 936KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by AntBond

TeraCopy lets you copy/move files at the maximum possible speed. It uses dynamically adjusted buffers to reduce seek times, as well as asynchronous copy to speed up file transfers between two physical hard drives. When an error is encountered during copying/moving, TeraCopy will automatically retry and skip the files that cannot be transferred instead of aborting the entire operation. It also shows failed file transfers and lets you recopy only problem files.

Once the destination directory is selected, files can be dragged-and-dropped onto the window, even while a transfer is in progress.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and open with Universal Extractor to a temporary folder
  2. Move the contents of {app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Rename Portable.txt file to Portable (just remove the .txt)
  4. Launch TeraCopy.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Fastcopy
Latest comments
I am Baas on 2014-07-26 13:35

"Let's say I forget this app forever."

Good. Can you forget this Website too?

Checker on 2014-07-26 13:41

@ finiderire: The word 'extract' at the 'How to extract:' is a link to an application called 'Universal Extractor'.
Use this to extract the installer file and follow the rest of the 'How to extract' instructions.

webfork on 2014-07-27 19:55

finiderire: "why not providing the program as a Zip file already "prepared" ?"

We are just listing this; we didn't develop it. Feel free to contact the developer at the "website" link and ask. The method that we have is a trick that enables portability on a great many terrific apps. Please see the site FAQ.

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HashMyFiles v2.02 Updated

Checker on 1 Jun 2014
  • 83KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by infimum

HashMyFiles is small utility that allows you to calculate the MD5 and SHA1 hashes of one or more files in your system. You can easily copy the MD5/SHA1 hashes list into the clipboard, or save them into text/html/xml file.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package (ANSI/Unicode) and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch HashMyFiles.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Copy SHA256' option (F11).
Latest comments
webfork on 2013-06-07 02:19

@ Ganamyde: NirSoft has been remarkably bug-free for the duration of my work here on PFW. Apart from a dedication to small and portable, reliability is one of the primary draws to his tool set. Please send something to the author or at least post about the bug in forums.

Ganamyde on 2013-06-24 09:35

@webfork,
I dont see a forum link for this post, I also sent the author a report, testing this version (1.97) he still didnt fix it.
I agree that NirSoft utilities are a must have, i myself use few.
From my own experience, the author is lazy when it comes to feedback.

Anyway, to produce the bug...
-Drop a large file and sop the process before its complete, lets say at 2%
-Drop a small file and it will scan old file first.
Most likely he doesn't empty a variable when you break/stop the operation. Should be an easy fix.

webfork on 2013-07-07 16:27

@Ganamyde: Point taken. Thanks for the breakdown.

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WinPrefetchView v1.21 Updated

Checker on 26 Jul 2014

WinPrefetchView is a small utility that reads the Prefetch files stored in your system and display the information stored in them. A Prefetch file contains information about the files loaded every time you launch an application. It is created by Windows and is used for optimizing the loading time of the application in the next time that you run it. By looking in these files, you can learn which files every application is using, and which files are loaded on Windows boot.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights (Vista, Win7, Win8).
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WinPrefetchView.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed to display date/time values according to daylight saving time settings.
Latest comments
Shodan on 2010-06-07 10:25

Like everything else that Nir Sofer writes, it's great. No fancy interface, no install/uninstall, no cluttering of the registry, etc., etc. It simply does what it says it will do. Period.

Allen on 2013-01-09 20:57

Why not just C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch

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