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Doc Convertor v1.00

webfork on 29 Feb 2020
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Apr 2006
  • Suggested by AlephX

Doc Converter lets you save your highlighted source code for formats outside of code editors. This lets you share easy-to-read code samples in HTML, PDF, BMP, PNG, JPG, Lotus, SVG, QUATTRO Pro, Excel, and more. The program automatically recognizes and highlights more than 30 formats, including HTML, CSS, PHP, C/C++, C#, ASP, VB6, Pascal, Perl, SQL and many more. It also includes an advanced report engine and allows batch operations.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package extract to a temporary folder
  2. extract the installer
  3. Move the contents of {app} to a folder of your choice
  4. Launch doc_convertor.exe
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vmars316 on 2015-01-08 18:00

Doc Convertor is the same program as RTF Convertor

vmars316 on 2015-01-08 18:06

Except that Doc Convertor has a vaid download .
Grab it while you can .

billon on 2015-01-08 20:43

Doc Convertor and RTF Convertor is now part of "Code Export suite" in that page: http://www.highdots.com/products/code-export/ and also can be downloaded separately
may be links must be corrected?

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Balabolka v2.15.0.860 Updated

Ennovy on 25 Dec 2023
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Dec 2023
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Balabolka is a feature-rich program to read text aloud from a variety of file types including DOC, RTF, PDF, ODT, FB2 and HTML. The program uses built-in Windows speech tools, but lets you fine tune voices, including rate and pitch, and a substitution list can also be applied to improve the quality of the voice's articulation. The program supports customized font and background color, skins, control reading from the system tray or by the global hotkeys.

The program can save to a variety of audio formats and quality levels, and can include synchronized text to external LRC files or in MP3 tags inside the audio files. When the audio file is played with players on a computer or on modern digital audio players, the text will be displayed synchronously (in the same way as lyrics for songs).

The program includes batch conversion tools from of a wide variety of document formats to audio or plain text and a file compare tool, file splitter and screen magnification window. Command-line functions also supported.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft Speech API (SAPI). This is included by default in Win2K and above.
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable Version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch balabolka.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language and help files.
Similar/alternative apps: DSpeech
What's new? See: http://balabolka.site/changelog.txt
Latest comments
FireRabbit on 2020-03-29 22:26

After years of using to use Balabolka I officaly gave up and bought textaloud a couple days ago.

Balabolka has for years had a strange bug where the longer it runs in the background the longer the delay it takes when you hit the "read selected text" hotkey.

TextAloud doesn't have this issue and not having to restart Balabolka every hour feels like a massive weight has been lifted from my shoulders.

FireRabbit on 2021-10-07 15:38

Since it had been over a year since my last comment and the last time I used Balabolka, and since then I've seen several update notices for it, bought a brand new computer, and moved on to windows 10 I figured I'd give it another try since I really don't like being tied to preparatory software beyond my OS.

Overall it's much worse than I remember. I use text to speech a lot. After using textaloud for over a year daily I've gotten very use to how it sounds and Balabolka is... the best way I can think of to describe it would be jagged and deformed. The pacing of the voices is all wonky, there's too many bizarre out of context pauses, and the ever growing lag is still a major issue. [I use Ivona voices, which is perhaps the issue as Balabolka may be overly focused on just working with Microsofts built in voices?]

Midas on 2021-10-08 07:38

@FireRabbit: As Balabolka is somewhat of a niche application, your input is highly appreciated. Thank you.

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Disk Digger v1.67.37.3271

lwc on 24 Dec 2022
  • 571KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Jun 2022
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

DiskDigger recovers files from any type of media that your computer can read. such as USB flash drives, memory cards and hard disk drives. The types of files supported include BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, DOC, PDF, MP3, AVI, WMV, OGG etc. DiskDigger is not a generic undelete utility. It works by scanning through each sector of the media and looking for "signatures" of the various file types. As such, it may be able to recover certain files that other generic undelete utilities are unable to.

Note: the current version is a nagware (unlimited though), but the originally completely freeware version wasn't updated since 2012 (v0.8.3) - if needed, it can be downloaded from the original website

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: .NET, Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. Writes to HKCU\SOFTWARE\Defiant Technologies
License: Free (nagware) for personal use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DiskDigger.exe.
What's new? https://diskdigger.org
Latest comments
Alex Woodby on 2010-06-08 16:29

NO longer freeware, but shareware.

Andrew Lee on 2010-06-18 23:55

These additional download links are contributed by donald:
1) http://majorgeeks.com/DiskDigger_d5976.html (don't pick authors site)
2) http://www.321download.com/LastFreeware/page40.html#DiskDigger
3) http://www.freewarefiles.com/downloads_counter.php?programid=47821 (pick server 2)

webfork on 2010-08-12 21:18

This software is rated highly by NoNags editorial staff. Given the number of data recovery apps here on the site, its nice to have a recommendation. http://www.nonags.com/freeware-diskdigger_3697.html

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DSpeech v1.74

Andrew Lee on 2 May 2022
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Apr 2022
  • Suggested by AlephX

DSpeech is a text-to-speech program with the option of saving the output to a variety of formats, great for reviewing text or creating audio books. The program uses Microsoft's included speech engine SAPI5 but also supports dynamically changing the features of the voices using tags e.g. insert pauses, emphasize specific words, spell them out etc.

The program can do simple audio/voice recordings to save to WAV, and include some basic dictation / voice control tools ("ASR" for Automatic Speech Recognition). Text can be imported from a variety of formats TXT, DOC, DOCX, RTF, HTML, XML and PDF and outputs to MP3, OGG, AAC, WMA, OPUS and AMR.

Category:
Runs on:WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft speech engine SAPI5
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DSpeech.exe.

WinNT/2K users: need to install the speech engine separately. You will find links to plugins, speech engines and voice sets on the program website.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language and manual files.
Similar/alternative apps: Balabolka
What's new? See: https://www.softpedia.com/progChangelog/DSpeech-Changelog-36935.html
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Happy.Camper2 on 2017-06-10 17:28

DSpeech is now version 1.63.3 Released 2017 Mar 27 at Authors site.
http://dimio.altervista.org/eng/index.html

Download Link=>
http://dimio.altervista.org/stats/download.php?id=5

DSpeech is now available in .paf format over at portableapps.com - version 1.63.3 Released 2017 Jun 09
https://portableapps.com/apps/accessibility/dspeech-portable

Download Link=>
http://download3.portableapps.com/portableapps/dspeechportable/DSpeechPortable_1.63.3.paf.exe

Enjoy!

webfork on 2021-11-15 00:12

I've got to say that DSpeech has come a long way over the past few years. The last time I tested it the program felt like it was just a simple throwaway text reader with Microsoft voices front-end program. What I tested today had loads of features, usability, and a great interface. This contrasts a lot of other voice-to-text tools that I've been playing with, including LibreOffice and Firefox add-ons, which are fairly basic.

Very nice to see.

GorfianRobot on 2022-11-14 21:54

I'm really impressed with this program. It handles changing voices midstream (so you can create conversations) better than Balabolka (and a lot of programs can't chance voices at all.

I am having one problem: I can't get the special tags to work. The silence tag works fine, but the others appear to have no effect at all.

Can anyone suggest what I might be doing wrong?

Thank you.

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ABC Amber LIT Converter v2.0.2

webfork on 14 Jul 2017
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Jun 2013
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

ABC Amber LIT Converter converts Microsoft Reader's LIT files to a variety of output formats (PDF, HTML, CHM, RTF, HLP, DOC etc.) The software also supports a batch conversion and command line parameters. Note that some of the output formats have dependencies on external applications eg. CHM requires Microsoft HTML Help Workshop etc., but others eg. PDF, HTML do not.

Reportedly functional in Linux using WINE.

Note: The main download is offline, linking to Softpedia.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder.
Stealth: ? No. Writes an entry to the registry indicating the full path
to the EXE
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Move the files in MAINDIR to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch abclit.exe
Latest comments
juvera on 2013-09-08 16:42

As of this writing, I could not find the file on the http://www.processtext.com/ website.
But I found something at: http://download1us.softpedia.com/dl/b3ecb728c3acdec561e234ac806620ad/522ca7cc/100024938/software/programming/abclit.zip (Softpedia). I don't know if this version is portable (itis an old version: 1.0.

I am Baas on 2013-09-08 17:09

The latest free version is 2.08, Softpedia has 2.05: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Programming/File-Editors/ABC-Amber-LIT-Converter.shtml

billon on 2013-09-08 22:41

You can convert LIT-books to readable HTML with Universal Extractor (clit.exe), or with GUI for clit.exe - http://www.convertlit.com/clit18.zip (port&stealth)

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