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TreePad Lite v4.3

billon on 16 May 2020
  • 713KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Nov 2009
  • Suggested by acgrego

Small and powerful personal database programs, that allows you to store all your notes, emails, texts, hyperlinks etc. into one or multiple databases. Maintains the look and feel of the familiar Windows explorer as well as editing, storing, browsing, searching.

NOTE: Website is gone, linking to Internet Archive Wayback Machine.

Runs on: WinAll / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Partial. Unicode filenames are not supported.
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete Install.exe, install.script, uninstall.script and uninstall._xe
  3. Create a blank file called treepadlite.ini in the same folder
  4. Launch Treepad.exe
Latest comments
Harry on 2010-12-09 22:12

Excellent program imho. I'v been using it for about five years now.

Kermode on 2011-06-01 14:23

Generally good, thoug the search function is primitive

outatime on 2020-05-16 14:18

Looks like Treepad Software sold their domain .

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Free PDF Editor v1.3

webfork on 16 Jul 2015

Free PDF Editor allows you to insert text and images into text and image boxes, as well as rectangles and ellipses. Within a text box, you can change font, alignment, size, and color. Useful for creating quick-and-dirty PDFs without having to use OpenOffice or having access to a print-to-PDF program.

NOTE: This program merely exports to PDFs and cannot open them.

Runs on: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch FreePDFEditor.exe.
Latest comments
VaranusK on 2010-03-24 09:36

I guess this is a PDF *creator* and not editor... useful to create a PDF from scratch but can not edit existing ones...

Nate on 2010-03-24 18:14

It shouldn't be included in as a PDF editor.
All it is is a rich text editor that 'prints to PDF'.

robzuc on 2015-07-14 08:59

As in 2010 year comments, this is not a real editor: it just can't open any pdf file.

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LSMacro v1.0.1

webfork on 3 Dec 2019
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Feb 2010
  • Suggested by Cornflower

LSMacro is a lightweight keyboard macro utility program that allows you to run programs, open URLs, do screen captures, or send key/mouse events to other programs with just a few keystrokes. Intuitive and easy to use, remaining in the System tray once macros are defined. Can create macro keys with Control, Shift, or Alt keys.

Note: The website is offline, a download mirror has been provided.

Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder, in macrolist.lis file.
Dependencies: None
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the 7zip file and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch LSMacro.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: X-HotkeyP, TyperTask
Latest comments
Midas on 2015-12-11 21:29

@Billo255: that note was implying the "Download" link. We'll have to wait and see if anyone comes up with an alternative URL...

Billo255 on 2015-12-14 00:51

@Midas - Thanks but still confused. I was thinking the note meant that it was being hosted by PFC but the download link goes off into limbo the same way the weblink to the authors site does. (or at least it did when I clicked on it a few days ago).

Midas on 2015-12-14 16:37

All those dead links never pointed to TPFC -- you can check the tooltip on mouse over, the explicit linking to TPFC is just a database device to launch the original URL. TPFC usually doesn't host any files...

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Steganos LockNote v1.0.5

Checker on 6 Oct 2015

LockNote works in two ways: it is a notepad that encrypts everything you put inside and also creates copies of itself when you drag-drop a text file into it. You end up with a new EXE that displays the content of that text file when run using the correct password.

Runs on: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch LockNote.exe.
What's new? New:
  • Changed default font to Lucida Console to avoid 1/l - O/0 confusion.
  • Font typeface can be selected (Arial/Courier New/Lucida Console/Tahoma/Verdana).
  • Font size can be selected (9/10/12/14).
  • LockNote saves window size, font size and font typeface.
  • Find Dialog: Enter/Tab/Escape/Space/Ctrl-V keys work.
  • Find Dialog: Message displayed if search string is not found.
  • Find Dialog: F3 brings up Find Dialog or finds next result.
Latest comments
Mirek on 2009-02-08 08:26

New version LockNote 1.0.4:

Please update

Gris on 2009-11-14 17:22

It would be nice if LockNote will have an option to increase font sizes.

codeNinja on 2015-10-05 08:17

For everyone still using this, be aware that version 1.0.5 still has some bugs.

User review from username al156243 in sourceforge posted this on 01/04/2015

"Locknote has a clean simple design. I would be very useful if not for a fatal bug where it occasionally fails to save changes. There is no error message or any other indication that it has failed. I have had it working perfectly for a long period of time and, for no reason, suddenly stops updating changes. If I use "save as" to create a new file, it will continue to work but will eventually fail again for no apparent reason. "

User review from username fireshadow500 in sourceforge posted this on 02/22/2013

"Be careful - LockNote silently fails to save data. You can tell by watching the Modified timestamp ... when it fails it doesn't change. I lost critical banking login details. I am using KeePass now, which isn't great for handling text but at least it is reliable."

review link:

If you still want to use this, make backups when updating the content and always check if content is saved properly.

An alternative to this is fSekrit (smaller and works the same as lockNote)

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Google Map Buddy 1.4 Private

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Midas

Google Map Buddy is tool to allow you to capture Google Maps offline and store them as images on your hard drive and print out maps of entire cities at zoom levels that would take hours to put together with the current Google facility.

(NB: You can get better printing options by using a printing utility like Posteriza; see

Runs on: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Windows registry
Path portability: No
License: Freeware (periodic donation nag)
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch GMB.EXE.
Latest comments
Midas on 2012-01-29 00:45


From the site: "I'm afraid that, due to the people at Google kindly informing me of their ToS I have removed the Google Map Buddy from this website, and any other websites its hosted on.

I hope that people who downloaded it got some use out of it - and if they still have their copies they should continue to work.
I'm afraid I won't be able to respond to any queries about the software, or develop it any further. If anyone knows or an alternative tool as good as or better than Google Map Buddy for creating offline large maps then let me know and I'll place a link up here. "

webfork on 2012-01-29 19:53

That's lame. Thanks Midas.

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