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CrystalDiskInfo v7.8.1 Updated

billon on 15 Oct 2018
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Oct 2018
  • Suggested by guinness

CrystalDiskInfo monitors disk health status and temperature, monitoring/graphing of S.M.A.R.T. diagnostic information. The program also tells you how many times the hard disk has been turned on and how many hours.

Functional with magnetic and solid state disks.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
.NET 2.0+ (only required for Alert Mail)
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Optionally, delete License, gadget, opus folders, unnecessary languages and themes, AlertMail.exe and AlertMail4.exe
  3. Launch DiskInfo32.exe or DiskInfo64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: PassMark DiskCheckup, HDDScan
What's new? Added:
  • Realtek SSD support.
  • ACS-5 support.
Latest comments
bzl333 on 2011-09-01 01:27

it has OpenCandy bundled with it now according to that Gizmo site.

rodger123 on 2012-09-22 17:41

Woked fine on my USB storage drive-Hallers version at portable apps better,cleans up itself,slick program.

SYSTEM on 2012-09-26 14:31

@rodger123: This "worse" version only leaves files in Internet Explorer's cache. IMHO, the overhead caused by PortableApps.com Launcher is not worth it.

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PrivaZer v3.0.55 Updated

billon on 14 Oct 2018
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Oct 2018
  • Suggested by lautrepay

PrivaZer is a cleaning tool that scans and cleans your computers and storage devices, including external disks, USB flash drives, iPods, SD cards or network drives. It safeguards your privacy by removing unwanted traces of internet activities, software usage, USB history, registry and files.

Includes an available secure delete function that overwrites files to prevent recovery.

WARNING: some users have reported problems that cause system stability issues. Recommend backing up data before use.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable version" PrivaZer.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: CCleaner, BleachBit
What's new? See:
https://privazer.com/download.php#tab-changelog
Latest comments
webfork on 2017-11-21 03:45

@FileHandler As the disclaimer on the entry notes, you're not the first person to have problems with this. If we keep getting issues like this, I'll recommend we take it offline. I don't want to recommend something that doesn't work right.

hamasaki on 2018-02-03 02:23

I had similar issues, so never used it again. I had to reinstall a backup to fix most things.

Midas on 2018-02-03 22:01

As with all registry cleaning utilities, user discretion is utterly advisable. I use it on occasion and have never had such issues. Until proven that the issues reported are particular to Privazer, I would like for it not to be taken offline.

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DSpeech v1.71.34 Updated

billon on 16 Oct 2018
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Oct 2018
  • Suggested by AlephX

DSpeech is a text-to-speech program with the option of saving the output to a variety of formats, great for creating audio books from text sources. It also supports dynamically changing the features of the voices e.g. insert pauses, emphasize specific words, spell them out etc. using tags.

The program works out-of-the-box on WinXP and above, using the included Microsoft speech engine SAPI5. For WinNT/2K, you will need to install the speech engine separately. You will find links to plugins, speech engines and voice sets on the program website.

The program can import text from TXT, DOC, DOCX, RTF, HTML, XML and PDF and output to MP3, OGG, AAC, WMA, OPUS and AMR.

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft speech engine SAPI5
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DSpeech.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language and manual files.
Similar/alternative apps: Balabolka
What's new? See:
https://www.softpedia.com/progChangelog/DSpeech-Changelog-36935.html
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-04-01 21:46

I tried to test DSpeech but it failed to run on my system (Windows 8.1)- what are its requirements?

AndTheWolf on 2017-02-22 20:48

Now at v1.63.0

Happy.Camper2 on 2017-06-10 17:28

DSpeech is now version 1.63.3 Released 2017 Mar 27 at Authors site.
http://dimio.altervista.org/eng/index.html

Download Link=>
http://dimio.altervista.org/stats/download.php?id=5

DSpeech is now available in .paf format over at portableapps.com - version 1.63.3 Released 2017 Jun 09
https://portableapps.com/apps/accessibility/dspeech-portable

Download Link=>
http://download3.portableapps.com/portableapps/dspeechportable/DSpeechPortable_1.63.3.paf.exe

Enjoy!

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Shutter Lite v4.3 Updated

billon on 12 Oct 2018
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Oct 2018
  • Suggested by USB_Kx

Shutter is a customizable program that lets you perform a variety of actions when a user-specified event occurs. Events include timer countdown, a certain time trigger, low CPU usage, user inactivity, a low battery etc. The corresponding actions include shutdown, reboot, logoff, lock workstation, sleep, hibernate etc.

The program can play a custom sound and/or run a program of your choice, in addition to displaying a user-configurable message. A web interface is also available that permits remote execution of one of a list of actions.

Note: A pro version is available without the limitation of 5 presets, events and actions.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Shutter.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new? See:
https://www.den4b.com/news
Latest comments
Nessly on 2013-02-25 13:59

Works great. I find this very useful for uploading videos online. It can take hours for them to complete, so I usually do it overnight. However, I want the computer to shut off after they finish uploading. This program did the trick!

smaragdus on 2013-09-05 17:50

Shutter version 3.3 is no longer FreeWare for non-commercial use, it is now CrippleWare- Shutter Lite.

freakazoid on 2014-04-24 17:07

Recently, I upgraded to Windows 8.1 Update 1 and had trouble waking up the computer from sleep.

I tried various solutions, but ended up turning off automatic sleep in Windows and using Shutter to Sleep after X amount of time is inactive. Now, I'm able to wake the com up. I understand this is a workaround, but this ended up working for me.

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KMPlayer 4.2.2.16 Updated

billon on 12 Oct 2018
  • 80MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Oct 2018
  • Suggested by Fluffy

KMPlayer is a audio/video player that supports a wide range of file formats, including AVI, MKV, MPEG, OGM, MP4, ASF etc. without any additional codecs installed. It also has full VCD/DVD playback functionality. In addition, it is able to play incomplete/damaged AVI files, or media files that are locked while downloading or sharing.

Note: In the past, this application managed open source components against the terms of their respective licenses. The current status of this is unclear.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice.
  2. Launch KMPlayer.exe.
  3. Open "Preferences" window, click on "General", and check "Store Settings to KMPcfg.ini".

Alternatively, before launching KMPlayer.exe create a file called KMPCfg.ini in the EXE folder with these lines of text:

[\Software\KMPlayer\KMP4.0\OptionArea]
ConfigUseIni=int:1
AutoUpdate=int:0

The folders $TEMP and $PLUGINSDIR may also be removed to save space.
Similar/alternative apps: Light Alloy
Latest comments
kanu on 2017-05-23 05:20

webfork: Thanks for answering. It looks like the file I got from MajorGeeks is corrupted because I redownloaded and still didn't extract correctly. I searched for another host and now all the files extract as usual.
(Looks like I can't post vtotal urls here)
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(1) SHA256: 9163946ab2c859240f1d5372710ee3d9acb6a74b62b034d2c6f61e359bafedee
(2) SHA256: c4cf673211a6c894786666c2018f9563be63fe1b45cc67784fb1476638553e2a

apometron on 2017-09-30 15:50

The Brazilian Portuguese is not the real language, because Files in Brazilian are not "ficheiros". They are called "Arquivos". =( I have to change to English, because Portuguese of Portugal is not my preference.

bitcoin on 2018-07-20 20:11

forum link goes to a thread on PM Wiki

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