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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.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract:
  1. Download 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:

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:

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

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PeaZip v5.4.1 Updated

webfork on 20 Aug 2014
  • 24MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Yucca

PeaZip is feature rich file manager built from a compression tool. Named for it's native PEA archive format that features splitting, flexible encryption and integrity check schemes, it also supports most mainstream archive formats, including 7ZIP, ACE (read), BZIP2, CAB, GZIP, MSI (extr.), RAR (extr.), TAR, UPX, ZIP, and many more.

Additional features include hash tool, file wipe, file associations, themes, estimated compression level, system benchmark, image crop/rename, and much more. Note that tools setup through the task scheduler are not portable.

Alternatively, PeaZip Portable portablizes bookmarks and includes both 32 and 64-bit versions, automatically using the proper one on each PC.

System Requirements: WinAll / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: LGPL
How to extract: Download the "PeaZip Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch peazip.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: 7-zip
What's new? File Manager:
  • New design update.
  • New Tabs area for easier use of options screens.
  • Improved Layout context menu in Crete/Extract screens.
  • Path submenu in context menu for exploring bookmarked/recent paths so files/folders can be dragged to the application.
  • Advanced submenu grouping layout/task management entries.
  • Scan actions and Hexadecimal preview are now featured also in Test button dropdown menu.
  • Various improvements and fixes.
Extraction and Archieving:
  • Improved information during multiple extraction and archiving tasks.
  • Quicker access to last used directory in Output path menu.
Latest comments
Mixture on 2013-02-01 17:12

I encountered a most undesirable feature of this software. If you delete any of the unnecessary language files (i.e. non English), and then try to run PeaZip, the software automatically terminates! I have been looking for a good portable file archiver, but with this bad bug, PeaZip is not my choice!

rogerthedodger on 2013-03-29 00:20

@ mixture. why dont you try 7zip, or bandizip

Ganamyde on 2014-05-04 18:37

Still doesn't support unicode? lol

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DSpeech v1.58.8 Updated

Checker on 6 Aug 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 can import text from TXT, DOC, DOCX, RTF, HTML, XML, and PDF and output to MP3, OGG, AAC, WMA.

DSpeech works out-of-the-box on WinXP and above because the Microsoft speech engine SAPI5 is included by default. 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.

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?
  • Added a dialog that allows you to open recently opened documents, it can be displayed at every startup or at the request of the user during the execution (from the File menu or using the Ctrl + R).
    - Introduced a new option (enabled by default) which allows you to activate a group of simplified HotKeys for the most common tasks. For example, to start or stop the reading of the text, just press the spacebar.
  • Returns more intuitive names of some options and menu items.
  • Removed the easteregg (altogether useless).
  • Note version for Translators: Different options now have a tooltip (the comic that appears when you stand on it with the mouse) that explain most of the function to which they refer; can be translated without problems, however council to wait before you do, in fact, my English is not perfect and it is likely that in the next versions of some of them will be changed.
  • Added Splash Screen initial one (can be disabled from the Options menu -> Advanced).
  • Minor Changes and 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 ( ), 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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WakeMeOnLan v1.66 Updated

Checker on 12 Aug 2014
  • 308KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Checker

WakeMeOnLan allows you to easily turn on one or more computers remotely by sending Wake-on-LAN (WOL) packet over the network. This will return machines from a standby or turned-off state, useful for administrators or to save electricity until resources are needed. WakeMeOnLan also allows you to scan your network and collect the MAC addresses of all online computers. This information can be exported to a file.

Additionally, an available command-line interface can turn on a computer using a computer name, IP address, or the MAC address of the remote network card.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
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 WakeMeOnLan.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed bug: WakeMeOnLan failed to sort the computers list properly on start.
  • Added 'Index' column, which represents the order that the computers were added.

Lingoes v2.9.2 Updated

Checker on 18 Aug 2014
  • 23MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by infimum

Lingoes is an easy and intuitive dictionary and text translation software. It offers lookup dictionaries, full text translation, capture word on screen, translate selected text and pronunciation of words in over 80 languages including Chinese, Spanish, English, Arabic, Portuguese, and more.

The application includes the Concise English Dictionary and additional dictionaries are available for download.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: IE6 or later
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Lingoes.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: QTranslate
Latest comments
ukraine on 2013-09-07 19:34

I obtained Lingoes dictionaries by looking up an older version, such as "Lingoes Translator 2.8.1 + Dictionaries". I used & . I used 7-zip to unzip the files (unzip "part1" and you will unzip the whole file). The dictionaries are found in the folder "dictionaries". A list is found at!! , although the links did not seem to work. Also, if you try to download the ".ld2" files from the Lingoes website, I did get a download window sometimes from "Download from Dbank" if I left clicked all over the first screen that came up about 100 times. Every now and then you will get a series of downloads from "Download from SkyDrive", but only on certain dictionary downloads.

smaragdus on 2014-08-17 21:27

The latest version of Lingoes is 2.9.2-
However I would like to ask- is there a way to block the annoying ads? I would rather stop using Lingoes than tolerating the obtrusive ads Lingoes spews out at every search.

Checker on 2014-08-18 16:34

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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