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System Explorer v7.1.0

webfork on 5 May 2016

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.

Alternatively, System Explorer Portable is available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Nagware
How to extract: Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice. The application files can be found under the {app} subfolder. Launch SystemExplorer.exe.
Latest comments
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?

bzl333 on 2014-12-25 16:17

keeps improving.

billon on 2016-04-22 02:05

Updated to 7.1.0, but portable version is gone, previous is gone, everything is gone, see more in forum topic

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Advanced Renamer v3.73 Updated

billon on 22 Aug 2016

Advanced Renamer can rename multiple files or folders using several different methods for calculating the new name, including metadata tools for sound and picture files (e.g. GPS data or ID3 tags) or other sources. Supports unicode, regular expressions, custom javascript, and more.

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 ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ARen.exe.

Optionally, disable automatic updates in settings.
What's new?
  • New method: List Replace. Replace multiple phrases in a single method.
  • TV Show Import: Added Select All/Select None buttons for seasons and episodes checklist box.
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2015-12-09 16:07

Its still the best in my opinion :)
MIKLO

starshakur on 2016-02-12 15:36

Advanced Renamer is stealth but the exiftool.exe within is not, it leaves behind a 19MB folder: AppData\Local\Temp\par-username\cache-exiftool-10.04.

Even if terminated properly, the folder stays.

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Audacity v2.1.2

billon on 20 Jan 2016
  • 26MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jan 2016
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Audacity is a multi-track sound recorder and 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.

Cross platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

Alternatively, Audacity Portable and X-Audacity are also available. The program is cross-platform.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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
Due to licensing restrictions, users must follow these instructions to export to MP3.

(Thanks to user "r" for instructions posted to this forum thread.)
Similar/alternative apps: Wavosaur
What's new? See:
http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Release_Notes_2.1.2
Latest comments
webfork on 2015-08-15 16:08

AndTheWolf: updated, thanks

kiwichick888 on 2015-08-16 02:11

Maybe I'm having a blonde moment but I can't find any exporting mp3 instructions at the link given:

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/help/faq?s=install&item=lame-mp3

webfork on 2015-08-18 02:03

kiwichick: link was broken, thanks for letting us know

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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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QTranslate v5.7.0.3

billon on 12 May 2016
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 May 2016
  • Suggested by I am Baas

QTranslate is a front-end for various translation websites. Open the main window to enter or paste text (up to 100 characters), or simply select text and press a hotkey for a popup translation window. The program also has the ability to speak text and do a web search.
Translation services: Google, Microsoft, Babylon, Prompt, SDL and Yandex; dictionary services: Google, Wikipedia, Babylon, WordReference, ImTranslator, and Multitran.\

Although the hotkeys can be modified, by default:

  • Show the translation window: CTRL+Q (press CTRL twice for the main window)
  • Speak text: Ctrl+E
  • Perform a web search: Ctrl+W

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Internet Connection
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch QTranslate.exe.
What's new? Fixed:
  • Google Translate service doesn't work in China.
Latest comments
I am Baas on 2016-05-04 00:11

Version 5.7.0.1 is available.

__philippe on 2016-05-12 09:46

QTranslate 5.7.0.3 released 12-MAY-2016

Fixed: Google Translate service doesn't work in China

MIKLO on 2016-05-12 14:45

Works good but not my favorite due to the fact that ya have to delete all the extra text where you enter translation. The audio pronunciation for Rumanian for example is pretty weak, but is a usable translator overall.
MIKLO

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