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LastActivityView v1.26 Updated

billon on 17 Jan 2017
  • 156KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Jan 2017
  • Suggested by Checker

LastActivityView collects information from various sources on a running system and displays a log of actions made by the user and events that occurred on the machine. Events include running .exe files, any open/save dialog-boxes, opening file/folder from Explorer or other software, software installation, system shutdown/start, application or system crash, network connection/disconnection and more.

You can easily export this information into csv/tab-delimited/xml/html file or copy it to the clipboard and then paste into Excel or other software.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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 LastActivityView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Sleep' action.
Latest comments
Allen on 2016-05-26 19:37

LastActivityView Download link not working.

Checker on 2016-05-26 20:38

@Allen: Link tested ... works fine.

__philippe on 2017-01-18 14:32

LastActivityView v1.26

The new "Sleep" activity indicators ("Sleep/Resumed from sleep") display correctly under Win7.

Sadly, the Sleep indicators do not show at all under WinXP...:-(

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MicroSIP v3.15.1 Updated

billon on 19 Feb 2017
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Feb 2017
  • Suggested by Terrine

MicroSIP allows high quality VoIP calls via the open Session Initiation Protocol to other SIP-compatible phones or regular telephones. The program is easy to configure and light on system resources, and supports video, instant messaging, secure connections (via client-to-client TLS encryption), and standards compatibility.

This SIP softphone is based on the Windows PJSIP stack. For regular phones, the program requires an account with a (non-free) SIP Provider.

Languages: French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and more.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder (microsip.ini, microsip.log)
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL v2
How to extract: Download the "portable ZIP" package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MicroSIP.exe.
What's new?
  • Conference calls.
  • Improved attended transfer.
  • Icons for calls.
  • Answer call from command line.
  • Fixed:
    • ini-file path;
    • Possible crash.
Latest comments
AdrianK_IT on 2012-10-16 18:07

I can't get this software to work at all. Have reverted to PhonerLite, which has a clumsy interface but works OK. I like the neat gui for MicroSIP, but can't make outgoing calls at all, getting a 'connection timeout' message; and after answering an incoming call, can neither hear or be heard by caller.
Bizarre; use the same settings as for PhonerLite, and when MicroSIP is running, it registers with my VOIP provider (Sipgate) OK, but ... zilch!

CornHolio the Gringo on 2015-04-13 21:25

Always wanted to get this client to work as a P2P-client with encrypted communication, but so far I havent had any success.

DarkShadow on 2016-02-10 18:59

v3.11.0 (2016-02-09) released !

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FotoSketcher v3.30 Updated

billon on 2 Feb 2017
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Feb 2017
  • Suggested by JohnW

FotoSketcher helps you take existing photos and modify them for a vintage or vibrant look, as well as a long list of available pencil sketch, pen-and-ink, or hand-drawn painting looks. All modifications include with a variety of settings and tweaks to control the look from dramatic to slight.

Also includes basic photo editing tools such as text, crop, rotate, even automatic contrast and sharpening.

Alternatively, FotoSketcher Portable is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable version" EXE to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new? See:
http://fotosketcher.blogspot.fr/
Latest comments
Checker on 2014-08-30 23:53

@ EL_DeLino: Thanks ... and updated ;)

smaragdus on 2014-09-11 00:44

FotoSketcher 2.96 released.

smaragdus on 2015-07-22 23:34

FotoSketcher 3.10 has been released.

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BlueScreenView v1.55

Checker on 25 Sep 2015
  • 95KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Jan 2015
  • Suggested by guinness

BlueScreenView scans all your minidump files created during 'blue screen of death' crashes, and displays the information about all crashes in one table. For each crash, BlueScreenView displays the minidump filename, the date/time of the crash, the basic crash information displayed in the blue screen (Bug Check Code and 4 parameters), and the details of the driver or module that possibly caused the crash (filename, product name, file description, and file version).

This program is useful for both developers and non-programmers to determine both the cause and possible workarounds for major crashes.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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 BlueScreenView.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: WhatIsHang
What's new?
  • Added Drag & Drop support: You can now drag a single MiniDump file from Explorer into the main window of BlueScreenView.
  • Fixed bug: BlueScreenView failed to remember the last size/position of the main window if it was not located in the primary monitor.
Latest comments
Mark on 2010-08-17 14:24

Great tool, and a utility that Windows Admin Tools should have by default. Disabling automatic restart and writing down error codes is one thing, but this is so useful when helpful other users who often fail to record the correct information -- and saves them doing so when installed. Two thumbs up.

webfork on 2012-07-24 18:45

Saw this tool getting used recently by high-level tech support folks. Definitely an important tool for Windows diagnosis.

webfork on 2013-03-30 02:24

Finally had a real need for this -- helped me track down a program that was misbehaving and causing a whole-system crash. Saved a whole lot of time when dealing with support. Wonderful.

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DSpeech v1.63.0 Updated

webfork on 23 Feb 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Feb 2017
  • 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 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft speech engine SAPI5
Unicode support: Yes
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?
  • Several bug-fixes, improvements in printing functions, changes in the UI and cosmetic and technical adaptations to Win10.
  • Eliminated the annoying bounce of ToolTip button.
  • Now the XML file, open, are formatted and indented automatically.

From "History (ITA).txt" (through Google Translate)
Latest comments
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?

smaragdus on 2015-04-01 21:46

I tried to test DSpeech but it failed to run on my system (Windows 8.1)- what are its requirements?

AndTheWolf on 2017-02-22 20:48

Now at v1.63.0

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