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TakeStock v2.0 Release 63 Updated

Andrew Lee on 14 Apr 2021
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Apr 2020
  • Suggested by indyram

TakeStock is an investment portfolio manager to track US and international stocks, ETFs and mutual funds. The program can track dividends, capital gain distributions, margin equity and cash flow. You can view a security’s price chart, find historical prices, read company info and easily identify short and long term gains for tax reporting purposes.

Automatic functions include price quotes (usually delayed by 15 minutes) and alerts when a security’s target buy or sell price is reached.

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Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable installation" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TakeStock.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: sStockQuote, Stock.Div
What's new? See: https://ravib.com/takestock/2/relnotes.htm
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olliebean on 2018-06-12 15:44

I'm getting an error with this: "TakeStock2 was unable to start. An error occured while opening the TakeStock database. Unable to read beyond the end of the stream." This is the same TakeStock database that TakeStock has just created on first run, so it seems something must be broken.

ravib on 2018-08-07 20:43

@olliebean, this (bug 183) has been fixed in TS 2 Release 53. Please see:

http://ravib.com/takestock/2/relnotes.htm

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FileOptimizer v14.70 Updated

Special on 13 Apr 2021
  • 194MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Apr 2021
  • Suggested by I am Baas

FileOptimizer is a broad format file compression tool used to reduce file size without changing the quality, known as "lossless." This is done via wide variety of optimization and recompression tools and techniques. Original files are sent to the recycle bin for restoration in the event the uncompressed version is preferred. A list of the 400+ supported formats include audio/video (MP3, OGG, M4A), image (GIF, JPEG, PNG), office formats (DOCX, XLSX, ODT, PDF) and system files (DLL, EXE).

Supports drag-and-drop of files into the window or onto the program icon. Note that by default the program removes metadata for many file types. This information reduces overall file size and protects privacy but is important to some users (e.g. photographers) and file search tools.

A 64-bit version is available within the folder, the author reports the program is functional in WINE, and can be used on the command line. Many images here on TPFC including our logo have been compressed using FileOptimizer.

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Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU AGPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FileOptimizer32.exe or FileOptimizer64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

At startup, the program will optionally show ads to support program development. These can be disabled at any time.

Optionally, to save space:
  • 32-bit systems: delete FileOptimizer64.exe and the \Plugins64 folder
  • 64-bit systems: delete FileOptimizer32.exe and the \Plugins32 folder
  • Delete unnecessary language files
Similar/alternative apps: ArcThemALL!, PngOptimizer, RIOT
What's new? https://nikkhokkho.sourceforge.io/static.php?page=FileOptimizer

History
14.70 - 2021/04/13
- Fixed detecting file type by contents when it has no extension.
- Implemented new Leanify parallel mode to make optimization faster.
- Reenabled --mt-deflate ECT switch which was not available in FO 13.
- Updated SQLite to 3.35.4 x86 and x64 Visual C++ 2019 custom builds.
- Updated Ghostscript to 9.54.0.
- Updated mkclean to 0.9.0.
- Updated ImageMagick to 7.0.11.3 with HDRI support.
- Updated ffmpeg to 4.3.2.
- Updated Leanify to 0.4.3.258.
- Updated mozjpeg to 4.0.3 x86 and x64 binaries.
- Updated pingo to 0.99 rc4 (16) x64 version.
- Upgraded to C++ Builder 10.4.2 (27.0.40680.4203).
- Updated EXE compatibility to PatchPE 1.33.
- Some minor optimizations and code cleanup.
Latest comments
mcodex on 2018-12-24 11:44

That's not portable. I can only get a setup file installing in C: drive.

kilouiski on 2019-09-20 12:09

I just tried to reduce the size of a video and it has left me exactly the same and with either option: fast and the best.
Any explanation?.
Best regards.

webfork on 2019-10-06 22:40

@kilouiski: FileOptimizer exists because so few programs take the time and energy to fully compress your files with available tools. It sounds like the program used to generate your video was an exception.

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Info-Base v11.0 Updated

agam on 11 Apr 2021
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Apr 2021
  • Suggested by agam

Info-Base is a very fast, effective, and easy PIM (personal information manager) and a freeform database for any kind of texts, notes, snippets, and similarly other data. It is a clone of the good old "Info-Select", Version 1.0 for Windows (3.x) - by Micro Logic Corp. with some new options like links, spell checker, tagging, global search, clips from browsers or other programs (with , global hotkeys) , and much more.

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Runs on:WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial. In all texts, searches etc., but not in file names.
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch InfoBase.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language, help and dictionary files.
What's new? 11.0 - 11.04.2021
- added: keyboard macros
- delete the file "Hotkeys.ini", if existing (hotkeys have been changed)
- some fixes and improvements
Latest comments
IanFromBarrie on 2021-01-04 12:04

agam, this morning (2021 Jan 04) Firefox continues to block your site. Chrome and Edge do not.

agam on 2021-01-04 12:52

I have been using Firefox for many years and have never experienced this before. Maybe there is something wrong with your Firefox ??

hamasaki on 2021-01-08 02:57

It's blocked for me in FF too: "The site ahead may contain harmful programs"

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HWiNFO v7.02 Updated

Andrew Lee on 14 Apr 2021
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Apr 2021
  • Suggested by Baas

HWiNFO is a professional hardware information and diagnostic tool supporting latest components, industry technologies and standards. Includes system health monitoring (Thermal, Voltage, Fan, Power), basic benchmarks and multiple report formats (text, CSV, XML, HTML, MHTML).

Category:
Runs on:WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch HWiNFO32.exe or HWiNFO64.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: SIV
What's new? See: here
Latest comments
Checker on 2015-02-04 07:07

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

DarkShadow on 2016-02-09 12:39

v5.20 (2016-02-09) released !

MIKLO on 2018-03-10 10:27

Very nice, this software will give all the info you could ever want, at least 4me :)Thanks to the maker for all the hard work to bring us this FREE software to use.
MIKLO

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AIMP v4.70.2248 Updated

Ennovy on 5 Apr 2021
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Apr 2021
  • Suggested by eldad

AIMP is a skinnable audio player similar to Winamp that supports most audio formats, as well as Internet radio. Features include a music library, mini-player, colorizing of individual skins, visualizations, smart playlists, global hotkeys, and plug-ins capability. Filters/effects include equalizer, reverb, normalization, voice remover, speed changes and more.

AIMP includes a built-in audio converter, APE image splitter, tag editor, alarm clock, and auto-shutdown.

The audio converter splitter is in >> Menu >> Utilities.

In order to split an ape image, you need to import the cue file that comes with the ape file.
A very useful, fast and straightforward tool.

Alternatively, AIMP Portable is stealth and automatically adjusts paths.

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Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Writes to registry if run with admin rights. See this forum thread.
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "No Installer" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete unnecessary language files
  3. Launch AIMP.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Winyl, Xion
What's new? See:
https://www.aimp.ru/?do=changelog
Latest comments
fullbug on 2016-04-18 14:15

Great player! Thanx for sharing....

MIKLO on 2016-06-03 11:47

smaragdus REALLY? wow I didn't realize that looks over substance was so important to sum people. Now I'm curious what others think about the "looks" of V4 or if most just don't care like me, please don't misunderstand I understand how you feel its just foreign 2me is all I'm saying. Of course if V3 suits your needs then by all means that's the correct version for you to use, no matter what I or others think. Enjoy.:)
MIKLO

Peter202 on 2016-11-06 10:52

Is it possible to disable the ID3v1 tagging? It's messing up the grouping of my mp3 files when i import them in the library.

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