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X-Unison v2.40.102 [rev3]

webfork on 17 May 2016
  • 37MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 May 2013
  • Suggested by dasfx

Unison is a synchronization tool that allows two collections of files and directories to be stored on different hosts or different disks on the same host. Unlike simple mirroring or backup utilities, the program can deal with updates to both replicas of a distributed directory structure. Updates that do not conflict are copied automatically while conflicting updates are detected and shown.

The program is cross-platform (OS X and Linux). X-Unison is a wrapper program for Unison.

System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PortableUnison.exe.

Note: a blank console window is always visible when you run Unison. This is explained on the author website.
Latest comments
Midas on 2013-05-24 11:28

Much needed portable (both as in platform independent as in system independent) utility for advanced users. Softpedia download links is dead, but BigD has a working solution (after proper launcher batch script customization) at the link in the previous post. :)

Pony on 2013-11-19 22:12

Download link results in "404 - page not found"

I am Baas on 2013-11-19 23:27


Give X-Unison a try http://www.winpenpack.com/en/download.php?view.1344

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Large Text File Viewer v5.2

webfork on 5 Nov 2016
  • 562KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Jun 2009
  • Suggested by dasfx

Large Text File Viewer is designed for viewing large text files. It uses little memory and is able to open very large files (> 1GB) instantly. Background file indexing makes browsing even faster. It also allows the user to perform high-speed complex text search by means of plain text or regular expression.

Note: main site offline - linking to Softpedia.

System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch LTFViewr5u.exe.

Optionally, delete the included JPG files, which form a tiled window background.
What's new? 6/5/2009
  • Large Text File Viewer 5.2 is now available! The major change is: Several bugs in version 5.1 have been fixed. Once again, many thanks to the prompt bug reports from the LTF Viewer users. One major bug is: The program hangs while reading files with large average line length

  • Large Text File Viewer 5.1 is now available! The major change is: LTF Viewer 5.1 now supports CSV (Comma Separated Value) files. It assumes that the first line contains the field names. When the user hovers the mouse over any field in the file, a hint automatically appears with the field name.

  • Large Text File Viewer 5.0 is now available! The major changes are: LTF Viewer 5.0 now opens any file that is currently being written by another program. It automatically checks and reads the file if new content has been appended. LTF Viewer 5.0 now supports view split. Now the user can split the view either horizontally or vertically, and let each side display different portion of the same file. LTF Viewer 5.0 now supports word-wrap. For fast response, word-wrap is controlled by a word-wrap length in character rather than the window width in pixel. The reasons are: Word-wrap is a slow process for large files, and the use of a font with varied width makes the process even slower. The user usually changes window size frequently.
[*]For your convenience, the following functions using mouse wheel are available:
Use mouse wheel alone to scroll the content vertically - this function is available in previous versions. Use mouse wheel and the shift key to scroll the content horizontally. Use mouse wheel and the control key to increase/decrease font size for current file type.
Based on the request of some LTF Viewer users, a shortcut key (Escape) is added for closing the current window (including any dialog box and the main window). Various bugs have been fixed. LTF Viewer 5.0 is much more stable than its previous versions.
Latest comments
webfork on 2014-12-07 06:13

emka: updated, thanks

shuunen on 2015-02-10 13:18

worked great on a 10 millions lines file, 185 Mb :) instantly

smaragdus on 2016-11-03 22:44

It's a pity it doesn't support "Full Screen View".

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SyncExp v1.92

Checker on 15 Mar 2014
  • 772KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by dasfx

SyncExp enables the synchronization of files and folders within a single PC or over the LAN. It uses an optimized file comparison algorithm that checks for the existence/time/date/size of files, with automatic activity log, progress report window and preview of action.

Note: Looks like the app homepage has become an ad landing site, so I have updated the download link to point to Softpedia, which still hosts the app.

System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial. Support Unicode file names but not task names.
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SyncExp.exe.
Latest comments
Amy on 2008-12-06 02:46

Does anyone have the updated support site? There's a request I have.

If you have a file on both the sync list and the delete list, then it won't sync the file, but deletes it instead. What I want to do is sync the file, THEN delete it. I was wondering how to get in contact with someone that could help me with this.

I use SyncExp for all my syncronizing needs, and one of those needs is syncronizing my data and then deleting it (if I'm on a computer that's not mine). It would be really cool if SyncExp could sync AND delete so that I could just make a task to sync and delete my data, and SyncExp would do both.

But, anyway, if "the right person" sees this, then I don't have to hunt for you, because you found me (but please do tell how I can get in contact with you, or tell me to post here if it works best for you). Elsewise, could someone point me to "the right person", so that I could send them this request?

The best way to contact me is at crossthei.thet@gmail.com if you have futher questions, or with the contact information of "the right person".

donald on 2010-06-13 20:22

I was not able to download through the application website or download website given in the entry.

I was able to download from softpedia a version 1.92


Fhutt on 2014-06-01 00:19

I have used SyncExp for years now and find it impossible to do without.
I do have a problem though. I would like either to turn off the automatic log file updating or somehow redirect the log file to another folder instead of the syncexp.exe folder.
Can anyone help?

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Universal Viewer Free v5.7.2.0

webfork on 28 Feb 2017
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Jun 2012
  • Suggested by dasfx

Universal Viewer can open many different formats including text, binary, rich text, images (including Photoshop), videos, audio, etc. Many office formats including PDF, DJVU, and MS Word / Excel. The program can open large text files, such as log files, very quickly and without eating memory.

A pro version is available with additional features.

System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: MS Internet Explorer 4.0 and above
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the Portable ZIP package to a folder of your choice
  2. Create empty text file and name it Portable.ini in that folder
  3. Launch Viewer.exe
What's new?
  • Added support for CHM + 5 e-book formats
  • Added Unicode filelist handling
Latest comments
Midas on 2015-07-07 12:43

@Checker: fair enough, let the discrepancy between releases stand... :)

ripu on 2015-12-24 06:22

This is the fastest PDF viewer. Awesome for high graphics magagine kind of PDFs. I have a lower mid range laptop. Universal viewer throws sumatra, pdfxcange, foxit out of water when it comes to speed of loading one after another high graphics page. And it's the lightest of all the PDF viewers I have tested, uses minimal CPU unlike others I have mentioned.

ripu on 2015-12-24 06:46

Ignore my previous comment. I am an idiot. It actually uses an old version of Sumatra, which was faster and lighter.

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Console v2.00 b148

Midas on 31 Jan 2015
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by dasfx

Console provides an enhanced console window with configurable font, color, size, background image and transparency. Console is not a shell, but simply a better-looking front-end for a shell of your choice (CMD, 4NT etc).

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: None
Unicode support: No. All kinds of problems with non-Latin alphabet characters.
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch console.exe.
Latest comments
alexsupra on 2010-04-22 19:35

there is one more nt console shell variant which is called econsole. homepage: http://www.corion.net/econsole/

b0c1 on 2010-04-22 21:46

Nice app, but maximize window support missing :)

Tombac on 2010-04-23 06:51

Use it since 1st available version.... the best command line ever! But - yeah, a maximize window function is a great idea...

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