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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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PhraseExpress v10.1.59

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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System Explorer v5.9.3 Updated

Checker on 22 Aug 2014

System Explorer is a tool for accessing a variety of system internals. It can also be used as a Task Manager replacement with detailed information about processes, startup entries, explorer/IE add-ons, uninstallers, services, drivers, connections, opened files etc. It has a registry/file snapshot feature so that changes to the system can be computed and displayed in tree view or text list format. It also has a processes security tool that checks your processes against an online database.

An earlier, unsupported version (1.4), is available for Windows 2000 users from the download page.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SystemExplorer.exe.
What's new?
  • Updated translations.
Latest comments
Wolfghost on 2012-06-19 18:39

Win7Ultimate64bit
Don't know, but default Hot Key Ctrl-Alt-Ins not working for me !!!

billon on 2012-09-05 00:26

In last version (3.9.4) download package includes driver? (SEDriverXP.sys). Is that still stealth?

Ayman on 2013-12-10 23:28

i need to be able to run this app from a CD, it runs will but when i try to exit it won't close because it tries to write to the app folder (on the CD) and it fails of course, is there anything i can get around this issue?

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DSpeech v1.63 Updated

webfork on 23 Sep 2014
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by AlephX

DSpeech is a text-to-speech program with the option of saving the output to a variety of formats, great for creating audio books from text sources. It also supports dynamically changing the features of the voices eg. insert pauses, emphasize specific words, spell them out etc. using tags.

The program works out-of-the-box on WinXP and above, using the included Microsoft speech engine SAPI5. For WinNT/2K, you will need to install the speech engine separately. You will find links to plugins, speech engines and voice sets on the program website.

The program can import text from TXT, DOC, DOCX, RTF, HTML, XML, and PDF and output to MP3, OGG, AAC, WMA.

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft speech engine SAPI5
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DSpeech.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Balabolka
What's new?
  • Now the functionality for the dubbing of films also supports VideoLAN VLC Player besides the aforementioned C & Media Player Classic (MPC Home Cinema).
  • Added option "Find Target File" to open an Explorer window on the currently open file.
  • Now you can specify any number of minutes you want it to happen automatically save (or even disable it completely of course).
  • The status bar is now present a field that indicates the size and the group to which it belongs (indicated by a specific color).
  • Now, if you have not selected the "Manage Allows SRT files" DSpeech is not able to open the SRT file (it has a meaning, in fact, not everyone knows about the SRT file, those who do not know them they should take off this function ).
  • Improved handling of Media Players as part of the functionality for the dubbing of the film.
  • Now, when you first start, DSpeech try to select the best among those available in the language of the system, as does the voice of the text in quotation marks, which is then also activated by default.
  • Introduced a number of notices of security to protect the user in the face of potentially dangerous operations.
  • Fixed some bugs introduced with the latest versions.
  • Changes and minor fixes.
Latest comments
Steven on 2008-12-14 05:38

This program contains a Trojan, you have been warned.

Onesimus Prime on 2010-05-27 08:23

According to VirusTotal (http://www.virustotal.com/analisis/1ad2e6f8cf28c870a6779947df6e2e7f6a50c22fda41fa57d25e718c7fe171e1-1274782233 ), only TrendMicro (1 out of 41 A-V scanners) had any problems with this.

caroline on 2011-03-16 13:59

I'm trying to add new voices, how do I do that, plus I'm trying to link with web, has anyone managed to do that?

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BleachBit v1.4 Updated

Checker on 9 Sep 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?
  • Firefox: Fix DatabaseError: no such table: moz_hosts.
  • Firefox: Purge the table moz_hosts in places.sqlite for the option url_history.
  • Firefox: Delete Necko Predictive Network Actions.
  • Firefox: Delete more session restore files.
  • Google Chrome: Fix error cleaning autofill_dates.
  • Adobe Reader: Use wildcards instead of specific versions.
  • Clean netMRL history in VLC media player.
  • Clean GIMP version 2.8.
  • Improve support for Liferea.
Specific to Linux / Unix:
  • Pass control of the ~/.cache/mozilla directory from the System - Cache cleaner to the Firefox - Cache cleaner.
  • Clean additional locale directories.
  • Clean .mask files in Easytag.
  • Clean more history in the Links web browser.
  • Add packages for CentOS 7 and RHEL 7.
Specific to Windows:
  • Winapp2.ini: On 64-bit systems expand %ProgramFiles% and %CommonProgramFiles% to the 32-bit versions in DetectFile= and FileKey=.
  • Winapp2.ini: Support wildcards in DetectFile#=.
  • Winapp2.ini: Support numbers in environment variable names.
  • System Information: Show ProgramFiles and ProgramW6432.
  • Avoid a crash when starting on Windows with an exception in setting environment variables.
Translations:
  • Added Latvian translation.
  • Updated Asturian, Brazilian, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Hebrew, Malay, Polish, Russian, Swedish and Tamil translation.
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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