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FileOptimizer v16.50 Updated

Special on 9 Jan 2024
  • 194MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Jan 2024
  • Suggested by I am Baas

FileOptimizer is a broad format file compression tool used to reduce file size without changing the quality, known as "lossless." This is done via wide variety of optimization and recompression tools and techniques. Original files are sent to the recycle bin for restoration in the event the uncompressed version is preferred. A list of the 400+ supported formats include audio/video (MP3, OGG, M4A), image (GIF, JPEG, PNG), office formats (DOCX, XLSX, ODT, PDF) and system files (DLL, EXE).

Supports drag-and-drop of files into the window or onto the program icon. Note that by default the program removes metadata for many file types. This information reduces overall file size and protects privacy but is important to some users (e.g. photographers) and file search tools.

A 64-bit version is available within the folder, the author reports the program is functional in WINE, and can be used on the command line. Many images here on TPFC including our logo have been compressed using FileOptimizer.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU AGPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting 7z.exe package and launch. When prompted, select a folder of your choice. Launch FileOptimizer32.exe or FileOptimizer64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

At startup, the program will optionally show ads to support program development. These can be disabled at any time.

Optionally, to save space:
  • 32-bit systems: delete FileOptimizer64.exe and the \Plugins64 folder
  • 64-bit systems: delete FileOptimizer32.exe and the \Plugins32 folder
  • Delete unnecessary language files
Similar/alternative apps: ArcThemALL!, PngOptimizer, RIOT
What's new?
    - Updated cpdf to 2.6.1.
    - Updated pingo to 1.17 x64 version.
    - Updated UPX to 4.2.1.
    - Updated WebView2Loader to 1.0.1661.34.
    - Some minor optimizations and code cleanup.
    - Updated to C++ Builder 12.
Latest comments
mcodex on 2018-12-24 11:44

That's not portable. I can only get a setup file installing in C: drive.

kilouiski on 2019-09-20 12:09

I just tried to reduce the size of a video and it has left me exactly the same and with either option: fast and the best.
Any explanation?.
Best regards.

webfork on 2019-10-06 22:40

@kilouiski: FileOptimizer exists because so few programs take the time and energy to fully compress your files with available tools. It sounds like the program used to generate your video was an exception.

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UltraSearch Free v4

Andrew Lee on 25 Jun 2023
  • 55MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Jun 2023
  • Suggested by guinness

UltraSearch Free is a fast and feature-rich search tool, building a searchable listing of drive content in seconds. File name searches narrow as they are typed and support wildcards such as "*.txt". Additional information like file size and last change date are present, along with access to Explorer's own context menu.

The program also includes a slower, non-indexing file content search that will look inside files, including a variety of Office (DOCX, PDF, PST, ODT) and compressed files (ZIP, 7Z, RAR). It is recommended that you provide a small set of files to check e.g. ext:DOCX content:portable to look for the word "portable" in MS Word files.

Other search options include AND / OR operations, regular expressions, a custom exclude filter for path, files, parent folders, etc., and results can be exported to text and CSV. Commercial version available with more features.

Category:
Runs on:Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights (or launch with /NOADMIN argument)
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Liteware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch UltraSearch.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Everything
What's new? See: https://www.jam-software.com/ultrasearch_free/changes.shtml
Latest comments
TP109 on 2021-11-18 17:07

Changes for Version 3.1.2

"... support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 ends with version 3.1.2. Subsequent versions will no longer support these operating systems."

https://www.jam-software.com/ultrasearch_free/changes.shtml

just_boss on 2022-02-16 03:24

The app crashes a lot

Pendrive on 2023-09-14 12:58

I tried the latest version but it came up with a message saying it does not work for Windows 8 and that I had to use an older one.

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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
Latest comments
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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Jarte v6.2

billon on 5 Apr 2018
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by spacefrog99

Jarte is a word processor that uses Window's built-in word processing engine while adding many features missing in WordPad. It supports text files, RTF, DOC and DOCX file formats. Features include tabbed document interface, spell check, clipboard manager, bookmark support, visual header/footer designer, multi-level undo/redo etc.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial. Supports Unicode in documents, but cannot handle Unicode filenames.
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a plain text file in this folder and paste the following content:

    []
    Portable=1

  3. Rename this text file portable.ini
  4. Launch Jarte.exe
What's new? See:
http://www.jarte.com/whats_new.html
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-09-05 20:16

The missing Jarte Forum thread- http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2376 .

Checker on 2015-09-06 10:58

@smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

smaragdus on 2016-03-16 03:16

The instructions should be updated according to tikbalang's post.

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TEBookConverter v2.0

webfork on 21 Jan 2020
  • 173MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Apr 2015
  • Suggested by ozok

TEBookConverter is an easy to use ebook converter built using calibre. The program has simple conversion interface rather than calibre's ebook management suite and elaborate feature-set. You can convert ebooks quickly and easily using parallel processing.

Presets for several devices (Kindle, Nook etc) are available.

Supported input formats include cbz, cbr, cbc, chm, djvu, docx, epub, fb2, html, htmlz, lit, lrf, mobi, odt, pdf, prc, pdb, pml, rb, rtf, snb, tcr, txt, txtz. Supported output formats are azw3, epub, fb2, oeb, lit, lrf, mobi, htmlz, pdb, pml, rb, pdf, rtf, snb, tcr, txt, txtz.

NOTE: Program discontinued.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download and extract the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch TEBookConverter.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: calibre
What's new?
  • Added: Greek translation.
  • Updated: Calibre to 2.23.
Latest comments
joby_toss on 2015-02-10 19:37

"The sourceforge.net website is temporarily in static offline mode.
Only a very limited set of project pages are available until the main website returns to service."

webfork on 2017-03-21 01:37

I was able to successfully convert a DOCX file to MOBI file for an Amazon Kindle device. All I really needed was the index and basic formatting preserved and that's what it did. Also images worked well. I'm very happy.

RightToolsForJob on 2018-05-26 04:58

Links not longer work, well not for me.

Could be https://sourceforge.net/projects/portableapps/files/Source/TEBookConverter/
be the correct link, but it was lasted update in 2014

I searched and found also https://tebookconverter.codeplex.com/
But firefox had a warning "The site ahead may contain harmful programs"

is this program still available and safe

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AbiWord Portable v2.8.6 Rev 3 Updated

Stephen Leibowitz on 29 Jan 2024
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Mar 2014
  • Suggested by Barrette

AbiWord is a fast, basic word processor with live collaboration capabilities and broad file support. Includes support for tables, images, equations, fonts, paragraph settings, print options, etc. Drawn from a cross-platform code base, the program can open and save to a wide variety of file types including Word (.doc and .docx files), OpenOffice, and many more. Includes writing collaboration with other AbiWord users over the internet using a direct IP connection. Online help documention can be found here.

AbiWord Portable is from PortableApps.com. X-AbiWord is also available. These two version 2.8.6 packages omitted grammar and other plugins. A package for AbiWord 2.9.2 has all the plugins and can be found here.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: No
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AbiWordPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: LibreOffice (Writer)
What's new? Core:
  • Enable selections within table cells that span a whole page or more
  • Make sure g_thread_init is called before any other glib function, and remove a redundant gtk_init call
GUI:

Cross-platform:
  • Bug 9329: AbiWord uses the old auto save interval instead of the new one
  • Bug 11822: Auto save no longer works
  • Bug 11972: Table of Contents numbering style is not properly reset
  • Fix a memory leak in the Save As dialog
GTK+:
  • Bug 11764: Prevent an assert when using SCIM
  • Bug 11959: AbiWord crashes when opening the Select Revisions dialog
  • Bug 11974: Use a C++ callback to prevent uninitialized value errors in the Save As dialog
  • Bug 11974: Prevent invalid reads in the renderer by working around a bug in Pango
  • Bug 11975: File names are escaped when changing export type in the Save As dialog
  • Add the ability to render pages as images in the AbiWidget
  • Fix some memory leaks in the Pango renderer
  • Fix some memory leaks in the toolbar code
  • Update the Python bindings and examples to support the new render_page_to_image method
Import/Export:

Office OpenXML:
  • Bug 11987: OpenXML exporter saves invalid XML characters
OpenDocument:
  • Bug 11358: Default table cell properties are not exported
  • Bug 11863: Table formatting is lost during export
  • Bug 11938: Text box formatting is lost during import
  • Bug 11939: Framed images inside of text boxes are not imported
  • Bug 11941: Table cell border colors are not properly exported
RTF:
  • Bug 9643: Memory leak when importing lists
XHTML:
  • Bug 11971: Import inline style information from <pre> elements
  • Bug 11971: Import line-height values from XHTML files
Plug-Ins:

Charts:
  • Don't unref used scalar data
Latest comments
webfork on 2011-01-10 21:57

darkest: Abiword's image support isn't great. I recommend SoftMaker Office (http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1463).

juvera on 2011-11-12 14:21

Version 2.9.1 is available at sourceforge:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/portableapps/files/AbiWord%20Portable/Additional%20Versions/AbiWordPortableTest_2.9.1.paf.exe/download?_test=crossmerch

Sorry for posting this here.
This website is not really easy to navigate.
I can't find page for submitting notifications of updates or new products. It could be useful to have a direct link for submissions in the home page.

JohnTHaller on 2011-11-13 17:17

juvera: 2.9.1 is a development test, not a stable release. That's why PortableApps.com has the 2.8.x version listed as primary and then 2.9.x as a test for users to try out. PortableFreeware.com doesn't list development tests.

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NW Docx Converter v4.4

webfork on 23 Jun 2018
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Jul 2014
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

NW Docx Converter (formerly Docx2Rtf) is a feature-rich file conversion and PDF tool set. The program can convert from a variety of formats including Word 2007-format DOCX/DOTX to RTF or PDF format. The program can also open, modify, view, print, and convert to PDF from many file types including LibreOffice SXW/ODT, HTML, RTF, Palm, PhotoShop, TIFF, PDF, and many more. The program can even rearrange and delete PDF file pages.

Note that while converted formatting and images are not always identical to their original versions, basic formatting and information are maintained. The program is also capable of displaying a page-by-page layout view of what was retrieved and allows sending to the printer or batch-conversion of entire folders via the command line.

Functional in Linux using Wine.

NOTE: Site offline, linking to Archive.org.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. Creates empty "NwDocx" folder in %APPDATA%.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. In the application folder, create an empty text file and name it Docx2Rtf.ini
  3. Launch Docx2Rtf.exe
What's new?
  • Minor bug fixes
Latest comments
J Neutron on 2010-01-10 13:32

Also leaves C:\Documents and Settings\{user}\Application Data\NwDocx\document.xml and document.xml.rels that contain all of the information in the last document opened !!!!! This is NOT nice !!!!!

webfork on 2012-03-19 02:26

Neutron: True -- newer versions started writing files to AppData. The empty file trick should fix that.

webfork on 2013-02-16 00:15

Comment: viewing quality of several DOC and DOCX format files was fairly simple. Both LibreOffice and AbiWord seemed like better converters, although this would be great for getting at the document's core text.

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File Bucket v1.1.0

webfork on 29 Jan 2022
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Jul 2010
  • Suggested by guinness

File Bucket copies or moves files, folders, and subfolders from one or more locations on your computer and sends them all to a single location. An unlimited number of filters makes for very specialized transfer of files. Potential uses include gathering a wide variety of different file formats (e.g. TXT, ODF, DOC, DOCX) from a large number of directories into one.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete the file FileBucket.dcupdate
  3. Launch FileBucket_Unicode.exe

The file FileBucket.exe is for older versions of Windows (that use ANSI).
Similar/alternative apps: FilePunter
What's new?
  • When selecting a folder in the tree, folders are now added at the top of the upper listview instead of being interspersed with the files. Sorting with the column headers will still intersperse the two.