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DesktopOK v6.16 Updated

billon on 24 Apr 2019
  • 440KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Apr 2019
  • 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).

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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 fine tuning and general optimisation.
  • Customisation in Windows Tools.
  • Update of languages.
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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BeeBEEP v5.6.0 Updated

billon on 23 Apr 2019
  • 26MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Apr 2019
  • Suggested by smaragdus

BeeBEEP is a customizable chat and file/folder sharing tool for individuals or groups inside your local area network such as an office, home, or internet cafe. Conversations are peer-to-peer (no server required), encrypted, and messages sent to offline users will be delivered when they come online. Features include spellcheck, individual and group chats, sending screenshots and screen sharing.

Cross-platform with clients available for Linux, Mac and more.

May also function between machines on the same VPN service/connection.

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: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package corresponding to your OS and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch beebeep.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Madhavan LAN Messenger, Fomine LAN Chat, Qualia LAN Messenger
What's new? See:
https://sourceforge.net/p/beebeep/code/HEAD/tree/CHANGELOG.txt

EmEditor Free v18.8.0 Updated

billon on 23 Apr 2019
  • 21MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Apr 2019
  • Suggested by smaragdus

EmEditor is a lightning-fast, tabbed text editor with themes, syntax highlighting, stay-on-top and customizable keyboard mapping. The program supports batch find-and-replace, regular expressions and more.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Internet Explorer v11
Unicode support: Yes
License: Liteware
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch EmEditor.exe.

Skip the 30-day evaluation of the full version by selecting the Tools menu and choosing All Commands. Hover your cursor over Help and select Downgrade.
Similar/alternative apps: Notepad++
What's new? See:
https://www.emeditor.com/text-editor-features/history/
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2018-05-04 06:56

@hamasaki
Opening the download page of EmEditor automatically starts downloading the installers (x32 or x64 depending on user's system). I added direct download links to portable versions.

webfork on 2018-05-04 12:59

@smaragdus: my fault, thanks for fixing that

hamasaki on 2018-05-05 05:26

Thanks guys.

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Brosix Personal v4.2 Build 190423 Updated

billon on 23 Apr 2019
  • 241MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Apr 2019
  • Suggested by NationHahn

Brosix is a secure instant messaging and collaboration tool featuring voice and video chat, unlimited file transfer, collaborative browsing, whiteboard, and screenshots and screen sharing. Interface includes tabbed chat, chat history, spell check and anti-virus support.

Messages with other Brosix users are secured and can be sent when they are offline and delivered upon return. All communication with other Brosix users is encrypted and clients are available for Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, as well as via a Web Client to use the Brosix network with most browsers.

Note that the program requires creating a login using an email address.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Trolltech registry entries left behind.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Liteware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Brosix.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Skype Portable, Digsby, Miranda IM, Pidgin Portable, Instantbird Portable
What's new? See:
https://www.brosix.com/blog/category/news/
https://www.brosix.com/downloads/builds/changelog.txt
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2014-03-28 13:07

Brosix connects to ICQ, Google Talk, MSN and Facebook networks , but cannot connect to Jabber and Yahoo. Has anyone experienced this connection problem with Jabber and Yahoo?

Midas on 2014-10-19 22:27

According to Brosix's portable download page, the latest stable download version is 3.7 build 141006.5331, released October 6, 2014... :-/

http://www.brosix.com/download/windows-portable/

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CudaText v1.79.1.0 Updated

billon on 23 Apr 2019
  • 25MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Apr 2019
  • Suggested by billon

CudaText is a code editor with a simple, tabbed interface and side-panels. Includes split view, code folding, hotkeys, theme support, color picker and more. The program supports 190+ syntaxes and add-ons written in Python, as well as some IDE features if plugins are used.

The program is cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux. Note that settings are modified via text config files (JSON format) in place of options dialogs.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: MPL 2.0
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch cudatext.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: SynWrite, Atom Portable
What's new? See:
http://uvviewsoft.com/cudatext/history.txt
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2019-04-04 03:48

@lintalist Yes, in the json files. It doesn`t matter, I`m not going to use this editor, it`s a big step backwards from SynWrite. I tried, but I just don`t like CudaText at all. lol.

Alextp on 2019-04-05 00:15

To hide folding column, call "Plugins / Options Editor" and find there in DIALOG option "gutter_fold", and change it.

hamasaki on 2019-04-06 07:48

@Alextp, thank you.

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