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Mem Reduct v3.3.4 Updated

billon on 20 Oct 2018
  • 794KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Oct 2018
  • Suggested by smaragdus

Mem Reduct is a lightweight, real-time memory management application to monitor and clean system memory on your computer. The program uses undocumented internal system features (in the Native API) to clear system cache (system working set, working set, standby page lists, modified page lists) with variable result ~10-50%.

A 64-bit version is available within the archive.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes. If 'check for updates' function is disabled.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch memreduct.exe from 32 or 64 folder (for 64-bit OS).
What's new?
  • Updated project SDK.
  • Stability improvements.
  • Fixed:
    • Saving autoreduct option in tray menu;
    • Windows XP support;
    • Bugs;
    • Tray icon bug on Windows XP.
Latest comments
olliebean on 2017-10-20 11:08

v3.3 seems to have removed the option to start minimized. Setting it to run minimized in the shortcut doesn't work. Window opens at every startup. Very annoying.

webfork on 2017-10-20 15:55

@ollie: author has a github site if you want to post about that: https://github.com/henrypp/memreduct

olliebean on 2018-01-07 10:52

FWIW, the solution to starting minimized is to use the command line option "/minimized" (no quotes) in the shortcut properties.

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WifiInfoView v2.41 Updated

billon on 16 Oct 2018
  • 369KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Oct 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

WifiInfoView scans the wireless networks in your area and displays extensive information about them. This includes Network Name (SSID), MAC Address, PHY Type (802.11g or 802.11n), RSSI, Signal Quality, Frequency, Channel Number, Maximum Speed, Company Name, Router Model and Router Name (only for routers that provides this information) and more.

When you select a wireless network in the upper pane of this tool, the lower pane displays the Wi-Fi information elements received from this device in hexadecimal format. A summary mode is also available that displays a summary of all detected wireless networks, grouped by channel number, company that manufactured the router, PHY type, or the maximum speed.

Category:
System Requirements: 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 WifiInfoView.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: WirelessNetView
What's new?
  • You can now send the data to stdout by specifying empty string as filename, for example:
    WifiInfoView.exe /scomma "" | more.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2013-07-09 17:30

WinInfoView runs exclusively under Vista / Win7 / Win8, as noted in the System Requirements.
For the diehard WinXP users among us, Nirsoft maintains two equivalent wireless monitoring utilities :

WirelessNetworkWatcher: http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2128
WirelessNetView: http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1632

Cheers,

__philippe

webfork on 2016-03-30 21:13

Very happy: I just used this program to help track down the least-used channel in an area with a LOT of wireless connections and a lot of interference. This saved a lot of time, effort and energy (including electricity as multiple devices keep rebroadcasting their data).

I was also impressed by the amount of data it pulled from the various WIFI services in the area. Great program.

MIKLO on 2017-04-03 15:20

Very helpful program, was able to find issue causing problems :)
MIKLO

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HFS v2.3m Updated

billon on 18 Oct 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Aug 2018
  • Suggested by Darkbee

HFS (HTTP File Server) is a great tool for sharing files on any device with a web browser. Just setup the program, add files and folders via drag and drop, and connect to the web address. The web view is an easy-to-navigate page that provides search, a variety of view options, and even the capability to download files and folders in a single archive (TAR format).

Other features include user controls, uploading, speed limits, transfer logs, "expert" view, and IP bans. Note that to make the program available over the internet, a dynamic DNS-type service may be necessary.

Functional in Linux under WINE.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download hfs.exe to a folder of your choice and launch
  2. When prompted to add to the context menu, select No
  3. When the program window appears, click You are in Easy Mode
  4. Click Menu, hover over Save Options and click To File
Similar/alternative apps: Everything (has a web interface)
What's new? See:
http://www.rejetto.com/hfs/?f=wn
Latest comments
Midas on 2014-07-06 02:25

FYI, in the stunnel forum topic there's some additional tools for easy configuring HFS (http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=21551).

smaragdus on 2015-08-01 00:24

The correct HFS forum thread - http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=32

Checker on 2015-08-01 12:25

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... link updated ;)

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Balabolka v2.14.0.676 Updated

billon on 21 Oct 2018
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Oct 2018
  • 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? Updated:
  • The extracting of images from documents.
  • Resources for Bulgarian and Spanish languages.
Latest comments
Mixture on 2014-08-07 20:37

@Checker:
I did something far better.
I uninstalled the flawed ver. 2.10.0.572 portable and installed desktop ver. 2.9.0.565 of Balabolka. My Avast AV doesn't complain anymore.

smaragdus on 2014-08-31 01:36

Balabolka 2.10.0.573 released.

Checker on 2014-08-31 01:53

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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Q-Dir v7.24 Updated

billon on 14 Oct 2018
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Oct 2018
  • Suggested by Island Boy

Q-Dir is a quad-pane file explorer that supports favorites, file/color filtering, export to XLS/CSV/TXT/HTML, screen magnifier, quick preview etc.

Alternately, Q-Dir Portable at PortableApps.com automatically switches between 32/64-bit and is approved by the publisher.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Q-Dir.exe or Q-Dir_x64.exe (for64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: CubicExplorer
What's new?
  • Various improvements.
  • Small corrections in the list view.
  • Update of the language files.
Latest comments
Mithril on 2016-03-27 20:53

Well, i found the solution myself. Don't know if this option is new or not but its the first time i noticed. So, when dragging files into another window or tab in Q-dir, at the bottom it says "Start drop in new process"! (and recycle bin and email aswell) ha! and just drop it on this button.. nothing will freez! magic :) Thanks anyway folks.
Q-dir is great.

penthe on 2016-12-30 15:28

The Q-Dir 64 installer 6.47 is not installing, last time there was also a problem with the 64 installer. They should be checking first before releasing the installer.

starshakur on 2018-05-05 15:17

Can't recommend Q-Dir to anyone, freezes while copying, Q-Dir windows turns black, crashes. Windows 10 64-Bit, tried Q-Dir 32-Bit & 64-Bit, tried the PortableApps version, all of them buggy as hell. That*s probably the reason why the developer frequently updates it. 2 years back Mithril wrote about something that's still happening.

Time to start looking for an alternative, till then i'll use Windows Explorer.

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