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Opera v55.0.2994.37 Updated Adware

billon on 16 Aug 2018
  • 137MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Aug 2018
  • Suggested by Specular

Opera is a fast and secure web browser with tabbed, customizable interface. Features integrated searches, themes, device sync and mouse gestures. Also available is a service that includes a bookmarks and password sync along with an "off-road" mode that uses server-side compression to speed up browsing especially for low speed internet connections (account signup required). A variety of add-ons are available to extend functionality.

Based on Google Chrome, the program is available for Mac, Linux, Android and a variety of mobile phones and tablets. Opera v12 (Presto) is also available and includes many features not present in the newer version.

Alternative Portable versions:

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Opera Software, HKCU\Software\MozillaPlugins, HKLM\Software\MozillaPlugins.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download and launch Setup.exe
  2. Select Options and choose Stand-alone installation (USB)
  3. Set Install path to a folder of your choice and click Accept & Install
  4. Launch launcher.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Vivaldi, Google Chrome Portable
What's new? See:
https://www.opera.com/docs/changelogs/windows/
Latest comments
PAFuser on 2017-05-30 20:14

Deleting "Add site" button on start page will stop ads being added. Use address bar icon to add to speed dial, or bookmark.

PAFuser on 2017-09-07 00:12

Download directory: https://get.geo.opera.com/pub/opera/desktop/ Go to bottom of page for newest version, select win, then select your download:

PAFuser on 2018-01-03 12:12

Opera 50 is available. Not Beta. https://get.geo.opera.com/pub/opera/desktop/50.0.2762.45/

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Image Uploader v1.3.2.4576 Updated

billon on 29 Jul 2018
  • 22MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by guinness

Image Uploader is a feature-rich tool for file upload (images and otherwise), link shortening, screen capture / annotation and extracting video frames. The program enables the quick upload of various files to many different hosting services without using their respective website interface via drag-and-drop, clipboard uploads, or those taken from the included screenshot tool.

Screenshots can be annotated on the screen while highlighted and the program can do full screen, active window, freehand, selected, area etc. as well as extract frames from video files. Includes batch uploads, hotkeys, watermarks, image text and more.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Apache License 2.0
How to extract: Download the "portable" 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Image Uploader.exe.

Note that context menu options are not portable.
Similar/alternative apps: MyImgur
What's new? See:
https://github.com/zenden2k/image-uploader/blob/1.3.2/changelog.txt
Latest comments
TP109 on 2016-03-20 17:42

A keeper. Very lightweight with many useful features.

webfork on 2016-05-03 21:30

Although it's an image uploader with a lot of capability, I was actually most impressed by the included screen capture system. The super easy annotation and batch uploads may completely change how I do screen captures.

smaragdus on 2016-11-22 05:48

@billon
What a bad news! Where did you get these rumours from? I hope the rumours are not true.

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PotPlayer v1.7.13622 Updated

billon on 26 Jul 2018
  • 57MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by Ruby

PotPlayer is a feature-rich media player that plays hundreds of different video and audio formats without any dependency on installed codecs, as well as streaming media and DVD video. The program includes configurable subtitles, audio and subtitles delay adjustment, video equalizer, 3D capabilities, playlist support, bookmarks, audio visualizations etc.

The program can also capture video sequences and record audio, split video and add processing filters. It can sleep or shut down the computer after a timer finishes or at a set time.

Alternatively, PotPlayer Portable is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file named PotPlayerMini.ini (PotPlayerMini64.ini for the 64-bit version) and paste the following contents:

    [Settings]

  3. Launch PotPlayerMini.exe

Optionally, remove the following folders: $COMMONFILES, $PLUGINSDIR, and $SYSDIR
Similar/alternative apps: Media Player Classic - Home Cinema, VLC Media Player
What's new?
  • New Built-in skin.
  • Added:
    • Dark mode to chat;
    • The ability to play Shorten (SHN) audio file;
    • The ability to show playlist thumbnail at 16:9.
  • Improved;
    • Handling in length calculation of MPEG file;
    • H264 DSC handling of video capture;
    • Cue playback processing.
  • Fixed:
    • An issue that can't play certain MPEG files;
    • A problem where subtitle navigation did not work properly;
    • A problem that screen was broken when playing certain WMV3;
    • A problem where subtitles did not synchronize finely when playing FLV file;
    • A problem where a plus friend message was not sent when broadcasting.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-02-22 19:48

x32 version- 1.7.461
x64 version- 1.7.456
fire version for both- 1.7.456.0

stisev on 2017-03-19 08:02

Not stealth? Can anyone confirm?

I am seeing following key created repeatedly:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\DAUM\PotPlayerMini
ServiceCount
0x00000000(0)

gbrao on 2017-04-13 14:22

Yes, confirmed with v1.7.1915.

creates HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\DAUM\PotPlayerMini
and/or HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\DAUM\PotPlayerMini64

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foobar2000 v1.4 Updated

billon on 24 Jul 2018
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by Barrette

foobar2000 is an audio player with low memory footprint and native support for most popular audio formats. It includes CD ripping, format conversion, replay gain, audio normalization, equalization and more. Playlist display and keyboard shortcuts are both very customizable. Additional functionality available via a wide variety of plugins.

The program can edit song tags (album and song name, number, year etc.) based on the FreeDB Internet database and even rename the original songs based on these tags. A file format conversion tool is available, but must be enabled with external downloads. Can even fix some MP3s with corrupted file headers.

Windows 2000 is no longer supported but users can download the last compatible version: 0.9.4.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. Select "Portable installation" and choose the destination folder
  3. Launch foobar2000.exe
Similar/alternative apps: 1by1, Boom, Winyl
What's new? See:
https://www.foobar2000.org/changelog
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2016-02-20 11:36

@Emka, sorry for the delay. No, I didn`t post on the forums.

shnbwmn on 2016-07-22 12:25

Great player, especially with a few tweaks. I use Meier crossfeed[1] together with Dolby surround emulation[2]. What this does is it spreads the sound out, as if you're listening to a live performance, and greatly reduces ear strain when listening with headphones (which I do 99% of the time). Other pluses are that it uses my own music directory structure, is very fast (opens in a snap), and it uses windows native look instead of someone's idea of a great skin.

[1] http://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_dsp_meiercf
[2]http://www.head-fi.org/t/447089/5-1-headphone-experience-foobar-configuration-for-all-stereo-music-files

Midas on 2016-07-22 15:49

@shnbwmn: FYI, Viper4Windows is a free general purpose Windows sound processor that includes similar tweaks, among many others... (V4W homepage appears to be having issues currently, but Softpedia has it: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Audio/Other-AUDIO-Tools/ViPER4Windows.shtml). Also available as Viper4Android.

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Hourglass v1.10.0 Updated

billon on 15 Jul 2018
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by Lare2

Hourglass is easy-to-use, customizable, and feature-rich countdown timer. It offers smart input, supports pause and resume and can run multiple timers simultaneously. All used timers are saved automatically for easy re-use. The interface includes optional timer title, themes (with the ability to create your own), colour customization.

You can minimize to tray and control from the tray, have the window stay-on-top, go full screen, pop-up, close or shutdown computer when expired, add sound notifications, keep computer awake, loop timer, loop sound, open saved timers on startup and more.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
Stealth: ? No. HourglassPortable.exe.log in AppData (starting at least from Windows 8)
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT
How to extract: Download HourglassPortable.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: SnapTimer, XgD's Countdown, XNote Timer, TTclock
What's new?
  • Add options to disable certain functions, such as pause, stop, or reset.
Latest comments
Specular on 2017-08-29 14:27

Been looking for a desktop program like this. It uses virtually the same interface as e.ggtimer.com, which I've been using for while.

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