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LibreOffice Portable v6.0.5 Updated

billon on 18 Jul 2018
  • 493MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by JohnTHaller

LibreOffice is a complete productivity suite including word processor, spreadsheet, presentations, database, drawing tool and more. Includes strong compatibility for 100s of file formats including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio etc.). The program is similar to OpenOffice, a program that it was derived from, but has added many new features and improvements.

LibreOffice Portable is a special build developed in conjunction with the publisher. On systems without Java installed, some functions such as document creation wizards and the Base database application etc. can be enabled by adding jPortable, though this is optional and can be skipped if those functions are not needed. Alternatively, X-LibreOffice is also available.

Cross platform with versions available for Mac, Linux/BSD (comes default with most distros) and supports a variety of extensions. A "Still" version that's more tested and stable but with fewer features/capabilities is available via the website link.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: GNU GPL/LGPL
How to extract: Download the portable installer and install to a folder of your choice. Launch LibreOfficePortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: OpenOffice, SoftMaker Office
What's new? See:
https://www.libreoffice.org/download/release-notes
Latest comments
JohnTHaller on 2018-02-06 15:32

I know. It turns out it was due to additional shared DLL requirements in 5.4.4 over 5.4.3. I'm working on a fix for the LibreOffice Portable 5.4.4 Still package currently.

CornHolio the Gringo on 2018-03-19 20:27

LibreOffice 5.x.x from WinPenPack.com has always worked perfectly on My Win-XP.
http://www.winpenpack.com

JohnTHaller on 2018-03-20 00:21

LibreOffice Portable Still 5.4.5 was released almost a month ago and fixed the shared DLL issue on Windows XP.

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DesktopOK v5.46 Updated

billon on 18 Jul 2018
  • 388KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by JohnW

DesktopOK contains a host of beneficial Windows interface tweaks. The program can save the current icon view by resolution and make it easy to swap between views, showing all saved view formats in a list. Other tools include basic screenshots, the ability to force-close programs, color tool, volume and more:

  • Interface tools include reducing clutter with a minimize-to-tray by right clicking on a window close button, mouse hiding and ability to hide desktop icons after a period of inactivity (click on the desktop to make them re-appear). You can even modify default icon spacing.

  • Window management tools include scrolling any window that your mouse hovers over (not just what's in focus) and alt+drag (for moving windows without having to hold your cursor over the top bar).

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. In this folder, create an empty text file and name it DesktopOK.ini. Launch DesktopOK.exe or DesktopOK_x64.exe.

Possible issues:
  • The program is in German: If not automatically set to the English, click the by clicking the flag in the lower left corner of the window for any of 24 world languages.
  • It saves to AppData: If you don't create an empty text file, it writes to %APPDATA%/DesktopOK/DesktopOK.ini. If you accidentally skipped this step, you can simply move this file over to the application folder.
Similar/alternative apps: AltDrag, ICU
What's new?
  • Small minor bug-fixes for Windows 10 Redstone 4 / Server 2016.
  • Small changes and improvements in the DesktopOK Tools.
  • Update of the language files.
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2017-04-03 14:55

I still use & really like this program now using Windoze 10. I'm anal about my Desktop icons arrangement, and this program makes it so easy to line them up just as I want. Thanks to the maker for a program that I have used for a very long time across many different operating systems. Has always been flawless for me :)
MIKLO

Midas on 2017-04-04 12:44

It would be even better if DesktopOK didn't force an icon rearrangement with every resolution change -- in my laptop, a lot of those are temporary, resulting from user logon or the machine coming out of sleep state before, rerouting graphics to my higher resolution external screen. After some time it's galling to have to restore icon arrangement after every such hiccup. I've gone through all settings several times but up to now have been unable to disable this behavior.

MIKLO on 2017-04-20 14:18

@Midas strange because I have used on laptops for a very long time and have never seen this problem, now I really curious to see if I can make happen. More to be revealed.
MIKLO

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QTranslate v6.5.3 Updated

billon on 15 Jul 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

QTranslate is a front-end for various translation websites. Open the main window to enter or paste text or simply select text and press a hotkey for a popup translation window. The program also has the ability to search in offline XDXF dictionaries, speech recognition, text to speech synthesis, image text recognition, spell checking, virtual keyboard, search the web and more.

Supported translation services are Google Translate, Bing Translator, Promt, Babylon, SDL FreeTranslation.com, Yandex.Translate, youdao, Baidu, Naver and DeepL; dictionaries: ABBYY Lingvo Live, Babylon Dictionary, Definr, Google, ImTranslator, Multitran, Oxford Learner Dictionary, Reverso, Urban Dictionary, Wikipedia and WordReference.

Although the hotkeys can be modified, the following are available by default:

  • Show the translation window: CTRL+Q (press CTRL twice for the main window)
  • Speak text: Ctrl+E
  • Perform a web search: Ctrl+W

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Internet Connection
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch QTranslate.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary locales and themes.
What's new?
  • New: 'Enable global hotkeys' tray menu option.
  • Fixed text recognition.
  • Updated libcurl to 7.61.0, wolfssl to 3.15.3 and zlib to 1.2.11.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-03-13 12:53

@__philippe
I never ever thought of using the installer, I was just testing the download link- the problem with the installer download doesn't appear for the first time. However both primary download links (installer & archive) work fine now.
Thanks to the developer for maintaining and improving the program and for not ruining the interface (so far) like many other freeware developers did recently.

__philippe on 2017-03-13 13:34

@smaragdus

Just teasing, of course...;-)

hamasaki on 2018-07-15 22:43

Download error:

"This application is temporarily over its serving quota. Please try again later."

Seems to happen from time to time. Looks like this guy needs a better hosting package.

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gPodder Portable v3.10.3 Updated

billon on 15 Jul 2018
  • 43MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by joby_toss

gPodder is an easy-to-use podcatcher, able to subscribe to free audio and video content ("podcasts") to open on your computer or on the go. The program can batch download all recent podcasts (often as many as 30 episodes). Features synchronization with a variety of devices including iPod, MP3 players, and mobile phone support. Works with RSS, Atom, XSPF, Vimeo, YouTube, Apple and Soundcloud feeds.

gPodder is cross platform (Mac/Linux) and gPodder Portable is a portable wrapper for the program. Includes optional integration the with my.gpodder.org Web Service.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch gPodderPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Ziepod
What's new? See:
https://github.com/gpodder/gpodder/releases
Latest comments
donald on 2013-09-13 21:44

Last edit today 9/13/13 added the category = Internet - Podcast Managers
Hopefully other entries could be added including those already listed @TPFC like Gpodder.

webfork on 2017-03-01 21:18

Anyone unable to download soundcloud should know that this is is a known issue: https://github.com/gpodder/gpodder/issues/235

bitcoin on 2018-01-25 20:04

up to v3.9.6 now

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AutoHideDesktopIcons v3.41 Updated

billon on 15 Jul 2018
  • 95KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by USBman

AutoHideDesktopIcons allows you to hide/unhide all desktop icons after a preset time.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AutoHideDesktopIcons_p.exe.
What's new?
  • Various improvements and optimizations for Windows 10 Update Build 1804 - 17134 (Redstone 4) and Server 2016.
  • Update of the language files.
Latest comments
donald on 2011-09-16 17:56

I will attempt to post on application website but ...
"Always start minimized (To Tray)" option does not work.

I have not seen changes occur to the configuration file (AutoHideDesktopIcons.ini) for this setting.

I will also ask about command line option to start minimized.

donald on 2011-09-22 00:45

Please note the immediate response of the developer.

This is a very nice and handy piece of software from a very prolific developer.

I have only seen first rate software from this developer.

freakazoid on 2013-12-02 00:03

Neat little app. Uses around 1.0 - 1.5MB RAM. GUI is a little ugly like all SoftwareOK apps, but you'll probably want to start this in the system tray and forget it! :)

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