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PDF-XChange Viewer v2.5.322.9 Updated

billon on 5 Jul 2018
  • 20MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by Myles

PDF-XChange Viewer is a feature-rich program that displays multiple PDF documents within a tabbed interface. Edit features include the ability to rotate documents, add comments/annotations to any PDF file, apply custom stamps from any image/PDF file/Windows clipboard, mark-up pages with text and objects, and type directly on any PDF page in "Typewriter" mode. The program supports exporting to BMP/JPEG/TIFF/PNG etc., or extracting text from a PDF page/file. Additional features include capturing the document with the snapshot tool (copies an area to clipboard), measuring tools for distance, area and perimeter, and more. A recommended picture-to-text OCR plugin is available (thanks Bruce) as is a PDF help file.

Reported as functional on Mac/Linux under WINE. Alternatively, PDF-XChange Viewer Portable adjusts paths, with an OCR plugin and help file available from the website as separate downloads.

Note:

  • The free PDF-XChange Viewer lacks some features present in the registered version (payware) and, while some "Pro" features can still be used, they'll add a watermark to the document edited upon saving
  • For 64-bit, see forum post

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Optionally, delete unnecessary language files and install OCR plugin
  3. Launch PDFXCview.exe
Similar/alternative apps: SumatraPDF, PDF-XChange Editor, STDU Viewer
What's new? See:
https://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-viewer/history
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Midas on 2016-03-27 20:32

FYI, additional languages OCR downloads are available from http://www.tracker-software.com/pdf-xchange-viewer-ocr ...

Mixture on 2017-02-07 16:30

@zorro:
I updated my default PDF viewer (PDF-XChange Viewer 2.5.320) today. Tracker Software still updates the Viewer.
Why don't I use the PDF-XChange Editor? Simple, I need a PDF viewer, not an editor.

PAFuser on 2017-06-30 15:11

Mixture is correct. Only need as viewer with able to add text comment (download utility bills and mark date paid, less paper stored).

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CCleaner v5.44.6575 Updated Adware

billon on 2 Jul 2018
  • 22MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Jun 2018
  • Suggested by Ennovy

CCleaner is a feature-rich system optimization and privacy tool. The program cleans unused, temporary and log files from your system, as well as traces of online activities such as Internet history and flash cookies. The program contains startup controls for Windows, major internet browsers and context menu entries. Includes a separate registry cleaner, duplicate search, system restore tool and can wipe both deleted files and drive free space for security.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder). Monitoring functions are only available in the pro version.

An unofficial set of community developed cleaning rules can be found here however it should be noted that many of these rules are alpha and the developers will not provide support for these rules, a thread in the users forum is dedicated to supporting the add-on rules.

Alternatively, ccPortable is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights under Windows Vista or above
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete License.txt and unnecessary language files
  3. Launch CCleaner.exe or CCleaner64.exe (for 64-bit OS)

If the "Portable" ZIP package is not yet available:
  1. Download the installer and extract CCleaner.exe or CCleaner64.exe and necessary language files using 7-Zip to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a file named ccleaner.ini in the same folder
  3. Launch CCleaner.exe or CCleaner64.exe (for 64-bit OS)

Don't forget to disable 3rd party data sharing and displaying other products by the developer in 'Options' - 'Privacy'.
Similar/alternative apps: BleachBit
What's new? See:
https://www.ccleaner.com/news/release-announcements
Latest comments
webfork on 2018-01-01 16:56

Thanks PAFuser -- added to entry.

agam on 2018-05-02 10:57

CCleaner 5.40.6411 from 7.2.2018 (8003664 B) is the last version that does NOT access the Intenet !

PAFuser on 2018-06-29 16:17

See: https://www.ghacks.net/2018/06/28/ccleaner-5-54-comes-with-advertising-popups/ Using Firewall App Blocker (Fab) from Sordum: https://www.sordum.org/8125/firewall-app-blocker-fab-v1-6/ I stopped CCleaner outbound. No ad since. Program is easy to use, just un-zip and run (only for Windows Firewall).

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MeinPlatz v5.25 Updated

billon on 21 Jun 2018
  • 871KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Jun 2018
  • Suggested by lautrepay

MeinPlatz scans the hard disk for lost disk space. Results can be printed using integrated print preview and variable aspect ratio, as well as a small screen magnifier. The results can be exported to XLS, HTML, CSV and TXT.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Leaves an empty folder in %APPDATA%
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MeinPlatz.exe.
What's new?
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-09-01 16:14

MeinPlatz creates an empty folder in C:\Users\XXX\AppData\Roaming\MeinPlatz , please confirm.

joby_toss on 2015-09-01 18:07

Yes, it already says so in the Stealth field.

smaragdus on 2015-09-01 20:52

@joby_toss
Thanks, I missed to read the description. :(

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nanDECK v1.24 Updated

billon on 4 Jun 2018
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Jun 2018
  • Suggested by iMartyr

nanDECK is a scripting graphic software that provides a simple yet flexible language to create multiple images suited for cards or counters.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch nanDECK.exe.
What's new? See:
http://www.nand.it/nandeck/
Latest comments
shnbwmn on 2016-02-26 09:10

Interesting software. Functions similar to Openscad.

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XMedia Recode v3.4.3.6 Updated

billon on 31 May 2018
  • 31MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 May 2018
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

XMedia Recode is an audio/video converter for most popular formats and includes handy profiles for popular mobile/tablet devices such as iPod, iPhone, Samsung, SonyEricsson, Zune, PSP, Blackberry, LG etc. These profiles include file format, screen size and other details chosen specifically for a given player.

Functional in 64-bit. Format support includes 3GP, DVD, AVI, MP4, WMV, ASF and many more.

Note: This program may or may not be in compliance with one or more licenses.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for non-commercial use
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete unnecessary language and profile files. Launch XMedia Recode.exe.

Default interface is German, to change to English:
  • Select Optionen, Sprache, English to change the user interface language to English
OR
  • Delete all files from the Lang folder except for english.lang
Optionally: Disable automatic updates in "Preference".
Similar/alternative apps: Video to Video, QWinFF
What's new?
  • Updates of ffmpeg, x265 (2.8) codec, Japanese and Swedish language files.
  • Video Filter: Added "Watermark".
  • Fixed minor bugs.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-07-01 23:46

When I try to get XMedia Recode 3.3.3.0 (XMediaRecode3330.zip) I get "Not Found" error. Has anyone managed to grab this version?

hamasaki on 2016-07-02 06:10

@smaragdus. Yep, not working, looks like the file is missing. I have contacted the author of the software for a fix.

smaragdus on 2016-07-02 14:44

@hamasaki
Thank you for contacting the developer, the file is now available for download.

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