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BlueGriffon v3.0 Updated

Midas on 19 Nov 2017
  • 97MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Nov 2017
  • Suggested by webfork

BlueGriffon is a feature-rich tabbed WYSIWYG content editor for the Web with formatting, spell-check and keyboard shortcuts. Powered by the rendering engine behind Firefox, it's a modern and robust solution to edit HTML in conformance to the latest standards, including HTML 4, XHTML 1 and HTML 5 documents. Includes the popular vector graphics editor SVG Edit and HTML files can be viewed in a rendered or a source-only mode that supports themes.

Note: Some features are for-pay including editing style sheets (thanks IanFromBarrie) and Full Screen view, but the program also supports many free add-ons similar to Firefox.

Cross-platform and intended to replace NVU, a tool written by the same author.

System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable
Stealth: ? No. %APPDATA%\Mozilla
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: Freemium (installer version is adware). Source code is MPL/GPL/LGPL.
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch bluegriffon.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: KompoZer Portable, NVU Portable
What's new?
  • Responsive Design (available to Basic and EPUB Licenses only)
  • Color buttons are back, per user request
  • "Restore previous session" feature dropped
  • Fix for crasher in OS X colorpicker
  • Fix for broken shortcuts
  • Fix for undesired markup appearing in liveview (source part)
  • Fix for broken command line handler
  • Fix for broken spellchecker dialog
  • Because of a change in Mozilla Gecko, a CR at the end of for instance a H1 was not
    creating a P any more; this is fixed.
  • Images dropped from the Finder/File Explorer into the document are now an img
  • element with a URL relative to the document rather than a ugly and heavy data URL
  • A new View > Toolbars menu allows to show/hide all toolbars.

Full changelog is at https://github.com/therealglazou/bluegriffon/releases.
Latest comments
osirisgothra on 2013-11-05 10:51

and a quick FYI about the comment on not having to pay for CSS editing, the "free one' in the program seems to be somewhat of a bad joke. It is a beat-around-the bush feature that lets you do something you wouldnt expect it to, and other features are just plain missing.. they may be there buried somewhere, but to a user who just installed it and is testing it out, it isn't very convincing, I did manage to find some of the features after an hour, and you shouldn't have to go into code to correct something that the editor did wrong. The spell checker seems like instead of correcting words it replaces the word and leaves the misspelled word right next to it. Like I said, maybe there is some option buried but to the new user of the product, it just doesn't do it. I ended up just writing my own simple WYSIWYG webpage editor in a few days and have the functionality i need... sheesh

webfork on 2013-11-05 22:13

osirisgothra: Every WYSIWYG editor I've worked with requires that I go back at some point and fix something in the code that the macro editor side broke. In my experience so far, BlueGriffon does some things better, some things worse. As to the CSS and rigidity, I agree, but the truth is that this is the direction Adobe went with Dreamweaver and I think BlueGriffin is trying to be an OSS alternative to that program rather than a normal WYSIWYG.

jack45435 on 2016-05-09 23:07

extracting the installer works with Universal Extractor (last version: 1.6.1), when updating bin/innounp.exe to latest version.

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qTox v1.12.0 Updated

billon on 19 Nov 2017
  • 46MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Oct 2017
  • Suggested by smaragdus

qTox is an easy, secure instant messaging and VoIP client for the Tox network. The program includes standard features like chat between users, group chats, file transfer with image preview, as well as high-quality audio and video calls with group call capability.

The program is peer-to-peer, meaning no central server is necessary for the network to function.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac, Windows, FreeBSD and Android.

Tox web-site

System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Windows 8: Empty folder written to \AppData\Roaming\tox
Windows 7: Duplicate user files saved to \AppData\Roaming\tox
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch qtox.exe
  3. Create a username and optional password
  4. Click the settings button (gear icon), choose the Advanced tab, and select "Make Tox portable"
Optionally, close the program and delete the folder C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\tox\ (this makes the program more stealth)
Similar/alternative apps: Isotoxin, Ricochet, TorChat
What's new? See:
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-04-27 01:44

Portability may be lost after update- re-enable it from "Settings" - "Advanced" - "Make Tox portable".

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ReNamer Lite v6.8 Updated

billon on 18 Nov 2017
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Nov 2017
  • Suggested by Rob Loach

ReNamer is a small and flexible file renaming tool that offers all the standard renaming procedures, including prefixes, suffixes, replacements, case changes. It can also remove brackets, add number sequences, remove digits or symbols, change file extensions and much more. Multiple renaming actions can be combined into a rule set.

The program supports meta tags such as ID3v1, ID3v2, EXIF, OLE etc. to rename files based on available metadata.

Note: The "Lite" version is limited to 5 presets and 5 rules.

System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / 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 ReNamer.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Advanced Renamer, Rename Master
What's new? See:
Latest comments
Mixture on 2016-12-08 17:03

I tried every version past 5.60 to see if upgrading was warranted. None were, so I found desktop version 5.60 and I'm staying with that.

shnbwmn on 2016-12-08 20:41


webfork on 2016-12-10 04:46

@shnbwmn There have been a TON of changes that you can check out in the Softpedia changelog, but I don't know if there's any crucial updates that you're missing out on with the old version. The program was one of my favorites before the change, but since there I've mostly switched to Ant Renamer.

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PicPick v4.2.8 Updated

billon on 18 Nov 2017
  • 30MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Nov 2017
  • Suggested by Cornflower

PicPick is a versatile all-in-one tool for images on the desktop. Includes a powerful screen capture tool, editor, color picker and palette, pixel ruler, protractor, crosshair, whiteboard and more. Can upload images automatically to FTP, Facebook, Twitter, default e-mail program, or send to installed Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, or PowerPoint).

Alternatively, PicPick Portable is stealth and automatically adjusts paths.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Leaves picpick in APPDATA, Cloud Explorer in LOCALAPPDATA, and picpick in ALLUSERSAPPDATA.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use. Note that without a blank picpick.ini file, the program will offer optional installation of the Bing toolbar.
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Create a blank file called picpick.ini in the same folder. Launch picpick.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: ShareX
What's new? Fixed:
  • Freezing on Windows 7 classic theme.
  • Small known bugs.
Latest comments
AndTheWolf on 2015-09-23 19:10

PicPick now at 4.0.7

fullbug on 2015-09-24 01:32

Love this program, thanx!

dmocha on 2016-12-10 17:51

A new url for portable version

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FileOptimizer v11.31 Updated

billon on 18 Nov 2017
  • 194MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Nov 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

FileOptimizer is a broad format file compression tool used to reduce file size without changing the quality, known as "lossless." This is done via wide variety of optimization and recompression tools and techniques. Original files are sent to the recycle bin for restoration in the event the uncompressed version is preferred. A long list of supported formats include audio/video (MP3, OGG, M4A), image (GIF, JPEG, PNG), office formats (DOCX, XLSX, ODT, PDF) and system files (DLL, EXE).

Supports drag-and-drop of files into the window or onto the program icon. Note that by default the program removes metadata for many file types. This information reduces overall file size and protects privacy but is important to some users (e.g. photographers) and file search tools.

A 64-bit version is available within the folder, the author reports the program is functional in WINE, and can be used on the command line.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU LGPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FileOptimizer32.exe or FileOptimizer64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

Optionally, to save space:
  • 32-bit systems: delete FileOptimizer64.exe and the \Plugins64 folder
  • 64-bit systems: delete FileOptimizer32.exe and the \Plugins32 folder
Similar/alternative apps: ArcThemALL!, PngOptimizer, RIOT
What's new?
  • Moved to a new HTTPS enabled website at https://nikkhokkho.sourceforge.io.
  • Switched code to support HTTP and HTTPS.
  • Added:
    • Integrated ads display, since some users wanted to support FileOptimizer and do not have Paypal. You can remove if you want;
    • HideAds=false INI setting to remove ads;
    • GUI option to remove ads.
  • Disabled Windows error handling, so when a plugin crashes, FileOptimizer execution does not get stopped.
  • Disabled/deprecated themes because they are not stable. I will remove all asociated code in next release.
  • Reduced:
    • Reminder frequency;
    • Donator reminder frequency;
    • Ads number because now they are 728x90.
  • Workarounded ImageMagick GIF processing flags.
  • Fixed default process priority set to idle, even if it should be normal.
  • Avoided m7zRepacker treating .exe files.
  • Improved:
    • Window restore on next launch when maximized;
    • Ads viewer.
  • Updated:
    • Leanify to daily binaries;
    • ffmpeg to 3.3.4;
    • ImageMagick flags;
    • ImageMagick to with HDRI support;
    • SQLite to 3.21.0 x86 and x64 Visual C++ 2017 custom builds;
    • pingo to 0.92e x86 and x64 versions;
    • pngquant to 2.11.2;
    • strip to 2.29.1.
  • Tested with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and wine 2 under GalliumOS 2.1 / lubuntu 16.10.
  • Some minor optimizations and code cleanup.
Latest comments
nikkho on 2017-11-17 14:59

Noticed some updated plugins that were not commited, and also made ads lighter:

11.31 - 2017/11/17
- Reduced donator reminder frequency.
- Reduced ads number because now they are 728x90.
- Improved window restore on next launch when maximized.
- Improved ads viewer.
- Updated ImageMagick to with HDRI support.
- Updated pngquant to 2.11.2.
- Updated strip to 2.29.1.
- Some minor optimizations and code cleanup.


Special on 2017-11-18 16:36

You know, you don't have to keep posting changelogs here, people can click this button here to see them. https://i.imgur.com/zcSoHBH.png

Midas on 2017-11-19 19:08

I've been meaning to make a similar observation for a while... also the forum topic (accessible via the "double balloon dialog" button next to it) is more adequate for keeping record of related stuff.

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