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Caffeine v1.62

billon on 8 Apr 2016

Caffeine prevents an automatic screensaver or going into standby/sleep/hibernate, useful for presentations or playing video. It works by simulating a keypress once every 59 seconds, so your PC thinks you're still working at the keyboard. Double-clicking the program icon "empties" the coffee pot and temporarily disables the program, while doing this a second time re-enables it.

Other command-line arguments for more functions are present on the web site.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch caffeine.exe.
What's new?
  • New icons.
Latest comments
triode on 2014-05-01 14:52

@Napiophelios: Likely won't work for WoW or any other network game produced after about 1999, because they look for game activity (positions and actions and other more clever things) for determining idle players, which has nothing to do with your computer sleeping or screensaving. Pressing F15 (which is what I assume this program does once per 59 seconds) has nothing to do with gameplay so it won't reset any idle timer on the server side.

smaragdus on 2016-02-07 11:57

Caffeine 1.61 has been released, changes in the latest version:
v1.61 - 10th October 15
Fixed bug with app not going active/inactive correctly when a timed period elapsed

Checker on 2016-02-07 21:14

@smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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File Blender v0.35

webfork on 5 Apr 2016
  • 22MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Mar 2016
  • Suggested by Cornflower

File Blender is a simple drag-and-drop file media file conversion tool to quickly and simply change basic aspects of files including format, with basic quality and effects that average users will need for daily use. Can modify a long list of image, audio, and video formats, as well as split/combine PDF/TIFF files.

The program even includes optional encryption component and options to cleanup/obfuscate CSS, HTML, and JavaScript.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch File Blender.exe.
What's new?
  • Added Greek translation file.
Latest comments
webfork on 2010-12-08 22:50

Danny: thanks for making it :)

freakazoid on 2011-01-19 03:39

Nice and simple GUI! Could use a progress bar, but other than that, I can't say a bad thing about it!

allclownsareevil on 2011-06-23 02:37

This really is an awesome piece of kit, thank you to the author, Danny.

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CCleaner v5.20 Updated

webfork on 20 Jul 2016
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Jul 2016
  • Suggested by Ennovy

CCleaner is a feature-rich system optimization and privacy tool. The program cleans unused, temporary, and log files from your system, as well as traces of online activities such as Internet history and flash cookies. The program contains startup controls for Windows, major internet browsers, and context menu entries. Includes a separate registry cleaner, duplicate search, system restore tool, and can wipe both deleted files and drive free space for security.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder). Monitoring functions are only available in the pro version.

An unofficial set of community developed cleaning rules can be found here however it should be noted that many of these rules are alpha and the developers will not provide support for these rules, a thread in the users forum is dedicated to supporting the add-on rules.

NOTE: due to ongoing issues with developer download capability, we are linking to Softpedia.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights under Windows Vista or above
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CCleaner.exe or CCleaner64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new?
  • Improved:
    • Firefox Internet Cache cleaning.
    • Chrome Download History cleaning.
    • DPI awareness and high DPI support.
  • Added:
    • Vivaldi browser cleaning.
    • Turkmen translation.
  • Minor bug fixes and GUI improvements.
Latest comments
Guido76 on 2016-07-20 05:30

Hi,
One more time, it's impossible to download Portable version. We are pulsed from page to page and finally landed on the original one.

IanFromBarrie on 2016-07-20 15:57

Same experience as @Guido76 at 11:45AM EST. Looking back over the comments, it seems that Piriform has got web platform problems. Hope that sort of sloppiness doesn't carry over into the actual product.

webfork on 2016-07-20 21:45

An alternative link to the Softpedia download has been added to the entry.

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UNetbootin v6.25 Updated

billon on 17 May 2016
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 May 2016
  • Suggested by donald

UNetbootin allows you to create a bootable operating system on a USB drive without burning a CD. Can use regular ISO files or download from any of the major Linux and FreeBSD distributions (Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE, NetBSD, etc.) as well as bootable system utilities for repair, recovery, testing, and more.

Also available for Mac and Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch unetbootin-windows-xxx.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Universal USB Installer, Rufus
What's new? For changelog, check https://github.com/unetbootin/unetbootin/releases...
Latest comments
webfork on 2012-01-17 20:56

abc: thanks for the response -- you're right that it doesn't allow for installation of multiple distributions as some of these tools do and I've modifed the entry. However, I didn't take directly from their website because this program will also work with non-Linux ISOs.

bzl333 on 2013-07-27 00:36

up to version 5.85 now at sourceforge.

TP109 on 2014-11-26 02:56

This is ideal for installing Linux distros. Has worked flawlessly so far. Can't say the same for similar apps.

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Universal USB Installer v1.9.6.6 Updated

billon on 30 Jun 2016
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Jun 2016
  • Suggested by guinness

Universal USB Installer creates a "Live," or bootable Linux distribution without installation, on an external USB drive. A long list of distributions are available organized by the major groups including Ubuntu, Redhat, and SuSE, as well as specialized distros for system management, rescue, security, and more.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch Universal-USB-Installer-vx.x.x.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer)
What's new?
  • Update to support Cub Linux.
Latest comments
Josh on 2011-02-22 01:08

Have a look at the license agreement page, which is displayed when the tool is run.

Pancho on 2011-06-03 01:21

Cool program!

Midas on 2012-03-20 18:48

By the same author(s), YUMI has the additional advantage of enabling multiple 'Live' distros to coexist on a portable USB drive: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multiboot-usb-creator/

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