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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
Latest comments
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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AutoText v7.0 Updated

agam on 6 Jun 2018
  • 306KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Jun 2018
  • Suggested by agam

AutoText offers in a small tooltip window saved words, texts, phrases, snippets etc. during typing in any other program and will insert the selected item directly to the cursor position. In case of unsuccessful search, Space, Return, PgUp, PgDn etc. closes the small window, so that fast and liquid typing is not disturbed. Three different search methods can be set.

In addition AutoText monitors the clipboard and saves the last X text entries of the clipboard, which can then be retrieved as well.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / 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 AutoText.exe.

XnView v2.45 Updated

billon on 31 May 2018
  • 21MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 May 2018
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

XnView is a feature-rich, customizable media viewer that supports more than 400 formats. Includes batch image converter/renamer as well as basic transformations (rotate, filters, effects, colors, multi-page etc.). Various viewing settings include tabbed interface, fullscreen, slideshow, web page, contact sheet, image compare and filmstrip layout. Includes scanner support, screen capture, Photoshop's 8bf plugins, image search, histogram, metadata viewer, automatic crop (deletes background), watermark, flash export and more. It can also store thumbnails to a temp folder rather than each image folder accessed, which is handy for portable use.

Alternatively, XnView Portable is pre-configured and automatically supports PDF interpreter/rendering engine Ghostscript Portable.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for non-commercial use
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a file in the same folder called xnview.ini with the following content:

    [Cache]
    SavingMode=1

    [Start]
    ParamsSavingMode=1
    SavingMode=1

  3. Launch xnview.exe

    Optionally, English speakers can delete the \Languages folder to save space.
Similar/alternative apps: IrfanView, Imagine, FastStone Image Viewer
What's new? See:
https://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=37528
Latest comments
Wolfghost on 2013-11-19 14:57

C:\Users\xxx\AppData\Roaming\XnView
Even with ini content as shown!

I am Baas on 2013-11-19 23:31

@Wolfghost

tested on win 7.54, nothing written to the registry.

refack on 2016-10-12 21:07

MSVCR71.DLL MSVCP71.DLL are no longer dependencies
only `msvcp110_win.dll` but it's lazy loaded

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Defraggler v2.22.995 Updated

billon on 22 May 2018
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 May 2018
  • Suggested by atao.m

Defraggler improves drive performance by organizing data at a file system level. Since files over time spread out over a drive, occasional "defragmentation" can help reduce drive seek time. Uniquely, Defraggler can function at a file or folder-level to help clean up specific areas, or the whole disk. The program will also list fragmented files and their locations.

The package includes both 32-bit and a 64-bit versions, as well as a command line program. This tool is not recommended for SSD drives or other flash-based media.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrative rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Defraggler.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: WinContig
What's new? See:
https://www.ccleaner.com/news/release-announcements
Latest comments
__philippe on 2013-07-22 13:58

For quick-and-dirty, single file specific defrag job, I tend to favor Sysinternals' Mark Russinovich CLI implementation (as in Clean-and-Lean-Interface...;-)

Blindlingy fast, small footprint (208k) Contig.exe V1.7

http://download.sysinternals.com/files/Contig.zip

__philippe

Checker on 2014-03-25 14:25

:D
Sorry, I really missed that.

webfork on 2014-03-29 16:12

Thanks checker

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