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PDF-XChange Viewer v2.5.322.10 Updated

webfork on 19 Dec 2020
  • 20MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Dec 2018
  • Suggested by Myles

NOTE: This program has mostly been replaced by PDF-XChange Editor (also portable), which is actively updated and contains additional features.

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PDF-XChange Viewer is a feature-rich program that displays multiple PDF documents within a tabbed interface. Edit features include the ability to rotate documents, add comments/annotations to any PDF file, apply custom stamps from any image/PDF file/Windows clipboard, mark-up pages with text and objects, and type directly on any PDF page in "Typewriter" mode.

The program supports exporting to BMP/JPEG/TIFF/PNG etc., or extracting text from a PDF page/file. Additional features include capturing the document with the snapshot tool (copies an area to clipboard), measuring tools for distance, area and perimeter, and more. A recommended picture-to-text OCR plugin is available (thanks Bruce) as is a PDF help file.

Reported as functional on Mac/Linux under WINE. Alternatively, PDF-XChange Viewer Portable adjusts paths, with an OCR plugin and help file available from the website as separate downloads.

For 64-bit, see forum post

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Optionally, delete unnecessary language files and install OCR plugin
  3. Launch PDFXCview.exe
Similar/alternative apps: SumatraPDF, PDF-XChange Editor, STDU Viewer
What's new? See:
https://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-viewer/history
Latest comments
Midas on 2016-03-27 20:32

FYI, additional languages OCR downloads are available from http://www.tracker-software.com/pdf-xchange-viewer-ocr ...

Mixture on 2017-02-07 16:30

@zorro:
I updated my default PDF viewer (PDF-XChange Viewer 2.5.320) today. Tracker Software still updates the Viewer.
Why don't I use the PDF-XChange Editor? Simple, I need a PDF viewer, not an editor.

PAFuser on 2017-06-30 15:11

Mixture is correct. Only need as viewer with able to add text comment (download utility bills and mark date paid, less paper stored).

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MPH v1.1.5

billon on 11 Jun 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

MPH (Media Player Hotkeys) allows you to control many popular media players from one set of global hotkeys. Since different players all have different shortcuts, MPH only requires you remember one set of controls. Includes support for lesser-used and "media" buttons on your keyboard and allows a variety of functions including Play, Pause, PlayPause, Stop, Next, Previous, Volume Up, Volume Down, Volume Mute and Show Popup Menu.

These applications are fully or partially supported: 1by1, AIMP, AIMP3, AIMP4, ALPlayer, ALSong, Billy, CoolPlayer, Foobar2000 WA, foobar2000, KMPlayer, Light Alloy, Media Player Classic, MPC-BE, MPC-HC, Pandora Desktop App, PotPlayer, Quintessential Media Player, Screamer Radio, STP, Spider Player, Spotify, Trout, VLC, Winamp and Windows Media Player.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MPH.exe.
What's new?
  • Spotify client version 1.0.75.483.g7ff4a0dc is now partially supported.
Latest comments
Ganamyde on 2013-06-07 11:27

skwire, you are too quick releasing your apps, its better you thoroughly test them first.

Napiophelios on 2013-06-07 21:58

Seems to work fine on WinXPSP2

no error messages or oversized feilds in the gui (like your screengrabs indicate)
what OS you using Ganmyde?

webfork on 2013-12-26 21:09

Got a new keyboard for my system the other day and once again this program came through for me to make the pause/play button work with VLC and Foobar. Win.

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LICEcap v1.28

billon on 8 Dec 2017
  • 444KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

LICEcap can capture an area of your desktop and save it directly to animated GIF files. Features include: move the screen capture frame while recording, pause and restart recording, with optional inserted text messages, global hotkey (Shift+Space) to toggle pausing while recording, adjustable maximum recording framerate, basic title frame, with or without text, record mouse button presses, display elapsed time in the recording.

You can run multiple LICEcap window simultaneously, even of another LICEcap.

Cross-platform with a version available for Mac OS.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract licecap.exe to a folder of your choice
  2. In this folder, create an empty text file and rename it to licecap.ini
  3. Launch licecap.exe
Similar/alternative apps: GifCam
What's new?
  • LCF: fix crash when error opening output file.
  • GIF: use WDL_FileWrite to write to disk rather than fopen()/_wfopen(), lock files while writing.
  • New icon.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-08-27 11:47

LICEcap version 1.26 is out, changes:
v1.26 - August 26 2015
+ Windows 8.1+ high-DPI fix, thanks to Betsegaw Tadele

Checker on 2015-08-27 19:22

@smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

Cornflower on 2018-01-18 11:41

This is excellent! I'm already creating demos with it.
Of the 2017 utilities, I use this one and Calculor the most.

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SigcheckGUI v1.1.3

smaragdus on 21 Feb 2017
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Nov 2016
  • Suggested by Checker

SigcheckGUI is a system and security analysis tool for understanding files and processes. The program shows a variety of file data including signing source, 32/64-bit status, version, publisher, and more. Security options include VirusTotal analysis and file hashing (MD5, SHA1, and SHA256). The program can even run on all active processes.

The program can export results to spreadsheet (CSV) or copied to the clipboard.

SigcheckGUI is a front-end for Sigcheck from Sysinternals.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Sysinternals\SigCheck: "EulaAccepted"
License: Freeware for non-commercial use (obtain commercial license)
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice.
  2. Download Sigcheck ZIP package and extract sigcheck.exe or sigcheck64.exe (for 64-bit OS) to the same folder.
  3. Rename sigcheck64.exe to sigcheck.exe.
  4. Launch SigcheckGUI.exe.

Optionally:
  • To enable Compute Hashes and Query VirusTotal features, check those boxes in the Options tab
  • To check extensions other than EXE and DLL, select the Options tab and enter them in the "Allowed Extentions" entry
Similar/alternative apps: RapidCRC Unicode
What's new? Added:
  • SigcheckGUI now handles passed files and folders.
  • Added "Clear unknown" to the Clear menu.
Changed:
  • Changed/added some icons.
  • Verified SigcheckGUI works with sigcheck.exe v2.54.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2016-02-04 13:18

The underlying SysInternals's SIGCHECK utility (CLI) is updated to V2.5 (as of 02-FEB-2016)
with the following change :

- now reports all the signatures of images that have multiple signers

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897441.aspx

Please note that since v2.4, SigCheck requires Vista, Win7 or higher.
(v2.3 still works fine under XP)

smaragdus on 2016-09-03 20:01

Version 1.1.2 does not include 'sigcheck.exe'.

__philippe on 2016-09-03 21:33

The underlying SysInternals's SIGCHECK utility (CLI) is updated to V2.54 (as of 29-AUG-2016) with the following change :

- fixes a bug that could result in it reporting signed files that have been modified as having a valid signature.

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DriveImage XML v2.60

billon on 20 Jan 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jan 2017
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

DriveImage XML allows you to backup any logical drive or partition to an image file, even if the drive or partition is currently in use. You can browse an image file, view/extract files from it, or restore the image to the same or different drive. It also has a function to help you clone one hard disk to another.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None. (Don't check the logging option.)
Dependencies: Administrative rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial. The program itself doesn't support unicode, but it uses Windows Shadow Copy for backing-up.
License: Free for non-commercial use
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and install to the default folder.
  2. Copy all files (except Uninstall.exe, INSTALL.LOG and install.sss) to a folder of your choice.
  3. Uninstall the program.
  4. Launch dixml.exe.
Latest comments
Midwest Dave on 2011-01-22 19:11

I have my doubts regarding how "portable" this program is. I know it's popular...but portable...not so sure. I decided to try running it in a sandbox (Sandboxie). It wouldn't even install in the sandbox. Makes me think this program is trying to install a driver and sandboxie is stopping it. If so, then it's not portable in my sense of the word.

webfork on 2011-01-23 18:21

Dave: Many programs that have access to system areas and require admin rights are difficult to effectively virtualize by Sandboxie or other programs.

abc on 2012-01-13 01:28

I really wanted to try this but it kept crashing on Vista.. I guess I'm stuck with Clonezilla (not such a bad thing, actually)

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