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Balabolka v2.11.0.627 Updated

billon on 29 Apr 2017
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Balabolka is a feature-rich program to read text aloud from a variety of file types including DOC, RTF, PDF, ODT, FB2 and HTML. The program uses Microsoft's own Speech API 4 and 5, but lets you fine tune various voice parameters, including rate and pitch, and a substitution list can also be applied to improve the quality of the voice's articulation. The program supports customized font and background color, skins, control reading from the system tray or by the global hotkeys.

Balabolka can also save the synchronized text to external LRC files or in MP3 tags inside the audio files. When the audio file is played with players on a computer or on modern digital audio players, the text will be displayed synchronously (in the same way as lyrics for songs).

Also includes batch conversion tools from of a wide variety of document formats to audio or plain text and a file compare tool, file splitter, and screen magnification window.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft Speech API (SAPI). This is included by default in Win2K and above.
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable Version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch balabolka.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language and help files.
Similar/alternative apps: DSpeech
What's new?
  • Added the support of the %FullText% variable in ID3 tags. The variable will be replaced by the content of a text file.
  • Resources for Filipino language were updated.
Latest comments
Checker on 2014-08-31 01:53

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

smaragdus on 2015-07-21 07:09

Balabolka 2.11.0.584 has been released, changes:
20.07.2015 v2.11.0.584
+ Added the main menu items "Add Current Line as Named Bookmark" and
"Create Table of Contents".
* Updated the text split method: if text block size is defined, this value
will be used as a limit, not as a target. The program will split text
into equal parts.
* Resources for German and Spanish languages were updated (thanks to
Regine Mueller and Fernando Gregoire).

smaragdus on 2015-09-22 20:20

Balabolka version 2.11.0.588 has been released, changes in the latest version:
- Fixed the image viewer.
* The menu items "Skip to Next Paragraph" and "Skip to Previous Paragraph",
"Skip to Next Line" and "Skip to Previous Line" were interchanged.
* Resources for Spanish language were updated (thanks to Fernando Gregoire).

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Tablacus Explorer v17.4.29 Updated

billon on 29 Apr 2017
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Tablacus Explorer is a quad-pane file manager that supports tabs, mouse gestures, favourites, filters, and different view styles. Its functionality can be extended via plug-ins which can be installed and updated from within the program.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TE32.exe or TE64.exe depending on your OS.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: Q-Dir
What's new?
  • Some fix.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-07-28 19:11

What perplexes me about this program is its clandestine development. If one opens its history page:
http://www.eonet.ne.jp/~gakana/tablacus/history/
one will see that "Fix minor bugs" & "Minor changes" prevail but there are no details whatsoever about them.

xor on 2016-09-26 20:13

Usage of Tablacus suits me better than Q-Dir, but it started to suffer that typical 98% CPU wacko thing that chased me away, Q-Dir also continues to be buggy since XP up to Win10 at refreshing the folders tree after deletion, renaming, etc (some times). I'm started to get suited with Double commander although still missing Drag-Select.

ripu on 2016-10-14 14:42

@xor I am not sure if I understand you. But, refreshing in general spikes the cpu. If I am at the desktop, without opening any software and start hitting refresh, the cpu will be at 99%.

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EagleGet v2.0.4.22 Updated

billon on 29 Apr 2017
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Midas

EagleGet helps create an easy-to-use, all-in-one method for downloads via the web including popular online audio and video sites or streams. The program includes speed limits, scheduling, proxy controls, and the ability to pause, resume, and categorize your downloads. It can be integrated to a variety of web browsers and uses a variety of tricks to try and boost your download speed.

Supports HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, MMS and RTSP protocols and works with Chrome, IE, Firefox, Opera, and Maxthon.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Writes to HKCU\Software\EagleGet unless auto-update check is disabled as in extract instructions and key is deleted.
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch EagleGet.exe. Note that the program will launch a browser at startup.

For greater stealth/portability, the following steps are also recommended:
  1. Open Options (a box next to the minimize button) and choose Configurations
  2. Uncheck Launch EagleGet on Windows Startup
  3. Check Disable Automatic Update Check
  4. Uncheck Join EUEP to Help us Improve EagleGet
  5. Click the Monitoring tab and then Uncheck all items under Browser Integration including monitoring for File Hosting Sites if present
Similar/alternative apps: Free Download Manager
What's new?
  • Optimized download speed.
  • Fixed:
    • Cannot disable browser extension;
    • Issues of download queue;
    • Program crash when loading icons.
    • Other minor bugs.
Latest comments
jessharpur on 2015-08-20 01:52

@Midas
You might like to re-check EagleGet's portable status. I had an email conversation with the devs a few versions ago about writing to the registry etc., and as far as I can tell they have acted upon it. On my system, a registry search for "eagle" produces no hits, regardless of the status of auto-update check in EagleGet|Configurations. Older versions also put the file EagleGet.sys in the System32 folder, but that behaviour also seems to have been corrected.
Hope this helps.

jessharpur on 2015-08-20 01:54

@Midas - sorry if I mistakenly tagged you. Perhaps I should have tagged @Checker ?

Midas on 2015-08-26 13:39

@jessharpur: thanks. No problem as comments are public -- but such details are usually debated at the forum, where they get more attention (follow double-balloon icon, second to last from the entry's header).

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Mp3tag v2.82 Updated

billon on 29 Apr 2017
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by tedpoe

Mp3tag views, edits, and filters metadata for common audio formats. Information can be manually added, removed, imported, and exported to a variety of formats. The program supports online freedb database lookups for selected files, allowing you to automatically gather proper tag information for select files or CDs. It can also rename files based on the tag information, replace characters or words from tags and filenames, import/export tag information, create playlists and more.

The program can even generate playlists from provided audio files. Supports ID3, Vorbis Comments, APE, MP4, and TAK Loseless.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. When prompted, select "Portable Installation" and "install" to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch Mp3tag.exe

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files and flag icons.
Similar/alternative apps: TagScanner
What's new? See:
http://www.mp3tag.de/en/changelog.html
Latest comments
PacMan13x on 2016-11-13 19:22

Wow it works! I tried the latest at the time of writing this comment Mp3tag v2.79 and 7-zip v16.04 on Windows 7. Thank you tedpoe!!

denzi on 2016-12-01 01:36

Extract with 7-zip 16.04 (.paf.exe), but run Mp3tag without add folder and file named "mp3tag.cfg" is okay, added folder and file named "mp3tag.cfg", Mp3tag show "Access denied"

gbrao on 2017-02-17 12:15

[2017-02-17] REL: VERSION 2.81

[2016-12-11] NEW: added portable installation mode that stores settings in application directory and doesn't write information to the registry.

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TreeSize Free v4.0.2 Updated

billon on 28 Apr 2017
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

TreeSize Free shows you instantly which files or folders are taking up the most space on your harddisk without using heavy system resources or reading the drive extensively.

Alternatively, TreeSize Free Portable is pre-configured to be portable, automatically adjusts paths, and is stealth.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Creates an empty JAM Software\TreeSize Free folder in %AppData%. If the context menu integration is enabled/disabled, settings will be written to that folder.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TreeSizeFree.exe.

Optionally, to disable automatic update check on start-up:

  • Select "Help" and run "Check for Update...", wait for the popup message Uncheck the "Check for updates regularly" box
OR:

  1. Close the program
  2. Open GlobalOptions.xml in Notepad and look for the element CheckForUpdatesAutomatically
  3. Change True to False and save
  4. Launch TreeSizeFree.exe
Similar/alternative apps: GetFolderSize
What's new? See:
http://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free/changes.shtml
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-02-17 15:51

@Ennovy
Thanks for the tip, your workaround really worked! Anyway, I notified the developer about this problem.

gbrao on 2017-04-29 05:19

http://www.jam-software.com/knowledgebase/7085

In file "GlobalOptions.xml" Search for the text "True" and replace it with "False"
Save the file and close the editor. TreeSize Free will now start without the ribbon interface.

Ennovy on 2017-04-29 05:50

@gbrao Thank you

Search for the text UseRibbonUI and replace true with false

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