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PSPad v4.6.1

Checker on 4 Jul 2016
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Jul 2016
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

PSPad is a plain text editor with syntax highlighting support and tabbed interface. It includes an integrated hex editor, spell checker, FTP client, code explorer etc. It also allows you to automate repetitive activities through macro recording and playback.

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System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Writes 3 entries (Handle|Path|Ready) to HKCU\Software\PSPad and registers Shell|Open|Command for PSPad.project (.PPR) file.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the Portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Download dictionaries for spell-check (optional) and unpack to .\PSPad\Spell\ folder
  3. Launch PSPad.exe
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Latest comments
Shadeclan on 2012-09-12 19:25

I've been using PSPad for a number of years now and really like it. I find it much easier to configure and less complicated to use than Notepad++, its closest competitor. Also, it is still very much in development. Latest version, as of 12 Sep 2012 is V4.5.7 (2449) released 22 Aug 2012. It is my go-to text editor for everything.
There are a few annoying things with it however. It comes with 27 pre-installed languages which can be hidden but not uninstalled and there are only 5 slots for custom languages. I think that most people would not have a problem with that since the installed languages are the most popular but if you work in a shop using more obscure languages, you might be out of luck.

Shadeclan on 2012-09-14 13:59

I figured out how to uninstall the user-chosen (custom) languages but it takes a little work.
1: Open PSPad.ini (if you opened it with PSPad or if PSPad is running, save it as something else).
2: Delete the UserHighLighterName# value / data pair where the language is listed (the crosshatch is either null or a number between 1 and 4).
3: Delete the language key and all value / data pairs appertaining to it.
4: If PSPad is running, close it - then replace the PSPad.ini file with your changes. Voila! Your user-selected language slot is ready for another language!
I have posted a request to add a mechanism to do this automatically on the PSPad forum which is very active and the author of the software posts often - not what you'd expect from "dead" software.
BTW: Be cautious about using the installer - it seems to have had some problems. Use the zip file instead and unpack the files to a folder of your choice.

Shadeclan on 2012-09-14 14:46

If it's ok, I'd just like to make a few more comments:
Viniciusban writes that PSPad has no comment-out tool. I don't know if that was true when he posted, but it has one now:
Format menu / Add/Remove Comment.

Webfork writes that it has trouble handling Very Large Files (VLF). In my experience, there are only a very few editors that can handle VLFs without absorbing all available RAM and none of them (with the possible exception of UltraEdit) is as full-featured as PSPad IMHO. If I must view / edit a VLF, I always use HiEditor from WinASM.net as it is made specifically to work on VLFs without hosing the computer. Unfortunately, it isn't offered on PortableFreeware.com but it is completely portable, writes all settings to an INI file and is very fast.

Tom mentions that the "stable" version is 4.5.4. Currently it is 4.5.6 and was uploaded about 11 months ago. Beta version, available from the forum and updated August 2012, is very stable - if the latest version is wanted, grab it from there.

PSPad has its problems but they all do - that's why there isn't just a single text editor that everybody uses. While Notepad++ is (undeniably) the most popular text editor for programmers, I find its interface somewhat obscure and its learning curve a bit too steep to make it useful to me. PSPad's interface is much cleaner and simpler and, if I don't use it for months at a time, I can come back to it without worrying about relearning anything - that's why PSPad is my text editor of choice.

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Youtube Downloader HD v2.9.9.28

Checker on 2 Jul 2016
  • 28MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Jul 2016
  • Suggested by boloyoung

Youtube Downloader HD saves videos to your computer for playing outside a browser or offline viewing. The videos can be downloaded in Flash video format (FLV) or, where available, MP4 formats (playable by iPhone, iPod, etc). The program can also convert files to Xvid format, compatible with most video players.

Functionality is limited to YouTube. Although there is no batch download, multiple instances can be opened concurrently in order to simultaneously download multiple videos.

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System Requirements: Win2K / 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 YouTubeDownloaderHD.exe.

Warning: The non-ZIP package is NOT freeware. The file youtube_downloader_hd_setup.exe (the install version) includes adware.
Similar/alternative apps: Free Download Manager, gPodder Portable
What's new?
  • Fixed latest bugs.
Latest comments
webfork on 2015-07-16 02:10

mukhi: Please post about possible virus/malware issues in forums. Thanks.

MoisheP on 2015-12-08 06:08

Once again, the installer has malware/adware. Web of Trust rates the site with poor reputation in Trustworthiness and Child Safety. The application itself should be OK, but neither the installer nor the download link above is safe.

MoisheP on 2015-12-08 06:12

According to VirusTotal, the file at http://www.youtubedownloaderhd.com/files/youtube_downloader_hd.zip is clean... but check before using.

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BleachBit v1.12

billon on 2 Jul 2016
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Jul 2016
  • Suggested by guinness

BleachBit quickly frees disk space, removes hidden junk, and safeguards your privacy. You can erase cache, Internet history, cookies (including the much-maligned "evercookie"), DOM storage, unused localizations, and temporary files of 70 applications including Firefox, Internet Explorer, Flash, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari, Adobe Reader, APT, and more. Additional applications can be added with the community authored winapp2.ini cleaner list in the Preferences - General tab (requires restart).

Includes wipe function to protect privacy, includes support for 52 languages, and available for Linux.

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System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package labelled 'portable' and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch bleachbit.exe.
What's new?
Latest comments
1C3M4N on 2016-01-01 18:16

@I am Baas
The link didn't work some hours ago, that's why I asked.

Checker on 2016-01-01 18:25

@1C3M4N: Link seems to work fine now ;)

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Honeyview Portable v5.18

Checker on 1 Jul 2016
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Jul 2016
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Honeyview Portable is a fast image viewer supporting compressed image files often used for comics/manga/photos. Enables slideshow views with repeat, randomize, transitions, filters, interpolation, rotation, and zoom options. Unlike many graphics programs, Honeyview Portable can show all images from an entire directory tree and not just one folder.

Functional on 64-bit and supports most common image types including BMP, JPG, GIF/Animated GIF, TIFF, PNG, TGA, PSD, JPEG 2000 (JP2, J2K), JPEG XR/HD Photo (WDP, HDP), DNG. Supported Archive Formats include ZIP/CBZ, RAR/CBR, LZH/LHA, TAR, 7Z, HV3, ALZ, and EGG.

Note: Honeyview Portable is not skinnable, but the standard version has this feature.

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System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
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 Honeyview32.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: CDisplayEx
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Latest comments
Userfriendly on 2015-02-17 13:52

Honeyview also has 64-bit executable and plugins available in the installer version. Extract with 7zip.

smaragdus on 2015-07-24 10:46

HoneyView 5.12 (Build 4603) has been released.

ripu on 2015-07-25 10:43

It's the best image viewer I've ever used. Awesome UI and hotkeys, fast; everything I wanted in an image viewer. Near perfect.

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Instagiffer Portable v1.75

billon on 30 Jun 2016
  • 66MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Jun 2016
  • Suggested by instagiffer

Instagiffer is a toolset for creating animated GIFs from a variety of sources. The program can import directly from Youtube, most popular video formats, and even add (import) images. Just add a video or URL, tweak a variety of settings for size, brightness, style, and quality, and then upload to your favorite site.

The program can also delete and export frames, as well as do active screen captures for quick demonstrations or for grabbing unsupported video formats.

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System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Temporary data is written to %USERPROFILE%\.instagiffer\ by default but can be configured in instagiffer.conf.
Dependencies: Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86)
Unicode support: Partial
License: BSD
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch instagiffer.exe.

Optionally, delete unins000.exe and unins000.dat
Similar/alternative apps: UnFREEz, Gifcam
What's new? See:
http://instagiffer.com/
Latest comments
webfork on 2014-10-11 03:12

The Youtube converter was surprisingly easy and the quality options are impressive and easy.

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