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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.

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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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Hourglass v1.10.0 Updated

billon on 15 Jul 2018
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by Lare2

Hourglass is easy-to-use, customizable, and feature-rich countdown timer. It offers smart input, supports pause and resume and can run multiple timers simultaneously. All used timers are saved automatically for easy re-use. The interface includes optional timer title, themes (with the ability to create your own), colour customization.

You can minimize to tray and control from the tray, have the window stay-on-top, go full screen, pop-up, close or shutdown computer when expired, add sound notifications, keep computer awake, loop timer, loop sound, open saved timers on startup and more.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
Stealth: ? No. HourglassPortable.exe.log in AppData (starting at least from Windows 8)
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT
How to extract: Download HourglassPortable.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: SnapTimer, XgD's Countdown, XNote Timer, TTclock
What's new?
  • Add options to disable certain functions, such as pause, stop, or reset.
Latest comments
Specular on 2017-08-29 14:27

Been looking for a desktop program like this. It uses virtually the same interface as e.ggtimer.com, which I've been using for while.

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Rainmeter 4.2.0.3111 Updated

billon on 8 Jul 2018
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by Fluffy Bot

Rainmeter is a customizable desktop widget program with the ability to display tools such as memory usage, battery power, RSS feeds and weather forecasts. The program includes many functional skins, able to record your notes and to-do lists, launch your favorite applications and control your media player all in a clean, unobtrusive interface.

Installer includes both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

XP/Vista users: download 3.3.3 Release version of Rainmeter.

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System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv2.0
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. Select 'portable install' during installation
  3. Launch Rainmeter.exe
What's new? See:
https://www.rainmeter.net/release-4-2/
Latest comments
Magibon on 2013-10-18 19:15

thanks for updating guys..
- after updating to 3.0.. the Weather stopped working for "Essential Bar".
- here's a fix: http://paste2.org/F57VBHFn

an updated version has also been updated on DeviantArt.

Wolfghost on 2016-03-19 19:53

3.3.1 Final Release (r2602) is out!

smaragdus on 2017-01-02 21:27

I am not on a Windows XP system yet I hate when developers drop support for Windows XP. As far as I know the last version of Rainmeter which supports Windows XP is 3.3.2.2743:
https://github.com/rainmeter/rainmeter/releases/tag/v3.3.2.2743
https://builds.rainmeter.net/

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iDailyDiary Free v4.00 Updated

billon on 2 Jul 2018
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Jun 2018
  • Suggested by Allen Smith

iDailyDiary Free is a program tailored for taking daily notes, creating a journal, putting your thoughts into writing etc. The documents you create are encrypted and require a password to access. The built-in editor supports graphics, hypertext links and links to other diary pages. iDailyDiary is fully searchable so you can track down important dates and reminders. You can also export your diary to HTML web pages.

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System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Registry: Last window location and last opened diary.
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: No
License: Liteware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. The application is in the {app} folder
  3. Launch iDD.exe
What's new? See:
https://www.splinterware.com/info/news.html
Latest comments
Mixture on 2011-12-29 00:32

I have version 3.41 and use it occationally.

@infestedtassadar-x17;
I found this in the Help file:
"All versions of iDailyDiary have always encrypted the diary data files, whether they are password protected or not. From version 3.00 the encryption has been improved to a 128bit Blowfish cipher."

Mixture on 2011-12-29 00:35

@infestedtassadar-x17;
If you need a formless text editor with strong encryption, please try CryptoTE 0.5.390.
https://idlebox.net/2009/cryptote/

dany on 2011-12-29 00:49

@Vavo: with the exception that the files reside encrypted on my HD at home and not unencrypted on an unknown and far away server which you have no control over.

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Digital Clock v4.7.3 Updated

billon on 2 Jul 2018
  • 42MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Digital Clock is a feature-rich yet easy to customize desktop clock. It supports skins, customizable clock color, texture instead of color, zoom, signals (alarms, hourly chimes), tray control, customizable time format, start-up with system, auto-update and more. Additional features can be enabled via plug-ins.

Digital Clock is a cross-platform program available for Linux, Mac OS and Windows.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "win_portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch digital_clock.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary translation files.
Similar/alternative apps: TheAeroClock
What's new? See:
https://github.com/Kolcha/DigitalClock4/blob/master/changelog.txt