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PDF-XChange Editor v10.3.0.386 Updated

Ennovy on 30 Apr 2024
  • 150MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Apr 2024
  • Suggested by Midas

PDF-XChange Editor is a fast, feature-rich PDF viewer and editor with a tabbed interface. The program includes edition of text-based PDFs, OCR of images to fully text-searchable, full document spellchecking, rotate/crop, comments/annotations, QR codes and more. You can apply custom stamps from any image/PDF file/Windows clipboard, mark-up pages with text and objects and add/edit hyperlinks.

The program supports import and export to text or image (BMP/JPEG/TIFF/PNG etc.).

Note: The free PDF-XChange Editor lacks some features present in the registered version (payware). Some "Pro" features can be used, but will add a watermark upon saving.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
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 PDFXEdit.exe.

Optionally:
  • Disable most available "Pro" features via the File menu, select Preferences and choose Registration. Check the box "Hide all licensed features from toolbars and menus".
  • Additional language packs are available from the OCR language page. Extract these files to a temporary folder, launch the setup process and, when prompted, select the application folder (the same folder location as the PDFXEdit.exe).
Similar/alternative apps: Foxit Reader, PDF XChange Viewer
Xelitan PDF Reader (8MB)
What's new? See: https://www.pdf-xchange.com/product/pdf-xchange-editor/history
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Cornflower on 2024-05-15 06:37

Technically it falls under the category of shareware; however, the freeware viewer/annotation and some basic editing is not time limited. If you "hide" the licensed features (either in File, Preferences, Registration, or under Help, License Key), then everything you see in the menus or context menus is free, indefinitely. I've been using this version for many years now without incident or watermarks showing up.

Midas on 2024-05-16 09:12

@dekahog & Cornflower: So have I... (y)

vubogia82 on 2024-05-16 13:59

more than 70% free functions for basic tasks without any ads, the software is really great, can edit text without watermark, if you just need basic viewing and editing then it wins For you, advanced functions need to purchase a license.

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Sigil Portable v2.1.0 Updated

lwc on 5 Apr 2024
  • 344MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Apr 2024
  • Suggested by ChemZ

Sigil is a tabbed editor for the EPUB format commonly used in eBooks. The program includes basic formatting, customizable fonts and styles, hotkeys and spellcheck. You can generate a table of contents, embed files (audio, video, or other), edit/add metadata, rearrange or split pages, add vector (SVG) images and available "clips" for frequently entered text.

As the format is based on simple HTML, the program includes a WYSIWYG-style book vs. code view, the ability to modify cascading style sheets and additional functionality via plugins. The program can even shrink some eBooks by discarding unused media elements.

Cross-platform with clients for Linux, Mac and supports many languages. Sigil Portable is a wrapper version of the program and an outdated X-Sigil is also available.

Category:
Runs on:Win10 / Win11 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch SigilPortable.exe.

Optionally, the user guide is available as a separate download.
Similar/alternative apps: KompoZer
What's new? See: https://github.com/Sigil-Ebook/Sigil/releases

PDFArranger v1.10.0

Andrew Lee on 11 Jan 2024
  • 81MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Jul 2023
  • Suggested by Midas

PDFArranger is an editor program to merge, split, rotate, crop, rearrange, duplicate and interleave pages. The program supports drag-and-drop insert of other PDF files, auto-crop whitespace, rotation of individual or any combination of pages, scale size (e.g. tabloid to letter size), and more.

The program can print "restricted" PDFs, split pages, export components of the PDF to separate files, or import standard images into a PDF document.

Cross-platform with clients available for Linux.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPLv3
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch pdfarranger.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PDF XChange Editor, PDFtkbuilder
What's new? See: https://github.com/pdfarranger/pdfarranger/releases/,
Latest comments
Cornflower on 2023-07-11 08:26

A few operational changes in v1.10.0 I've noticed:

Loads more quickly (my perception)
It does Booklet correctly.
Split pages works easier.
New feature: Merge Pages (onto the same sheet)!

Cornflower on 2024-01-11 05:11

This note on the download page:

(As the Windows binaries of version 1.10.0 are supplied with Python 3.10, they are not released with 1.10.1. Windows users should keep using version 1.10.0)

Andrew Lee on 2024-01-11 22:48

@Cornflower: Noted, changes have been reverted. Thanks!

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ChromeHistoryView v1.53

Andrew Lee on 20 Nov 2023
  • 205KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Oct 2022
  • Suggested by guinness

ChromeHistoryView reads the history data file of Chromium-based Web browsers and displays the list of all visited Web pages in the last days. For each visited Web page, the following information is displayed: URL, Title, Visit Date/Time, Number of visits, number of times that the user typed this address (Typed Count), Referrer and Visit ID.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ChromeHistoryView.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: BrowsingHistoryView
What's new?
  • Updated to read the history file of the latest Opera versions.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-03-15 12:28

ChromeHistoryView v1.30 realeased 14-MAR-2017

Changelog: Version 1.30
   "Added new columns: 'Transition Type' and 'Transition Qualifiers'."
   "You can read about the meaning of these fields here and here."

Since the Readme.txt file "here and here" pointers lead to...never-never land,
(and the equivalent *.chm help file entry generates some obscure error message)
the following real pointers might perhaps be more helpful in clarifying the added fields gist :

Transition Types explained:
https://developer.chrome.com/extensions/history

Transition Qualifiers explained:
https://developer.chrome.com/extensions/webNavigation

(Thanks @billon who obligingly provided alternative pointers in the What's new entry...;-)

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SumatraPDF v3.5.2

Ennovy on 25 Oct 2023
  • 12MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Oct 2023
  • Suggested by Darkbee

SumatraPDF is a lightweight, tabbed document reader for a variety of formats. Includes a wide variety of views including table of contents, rotation, facing pages, book view (2 pages side-by-side), full screen and presentation mode. Includes support for bookmarks, command-line arguments, hotkeys, and more. Additionally, SumatraPDF can function as a portable browser plugin. Supported formats include PDF, eBooks (EPUB, MOBI, FB2/FB2Z, PDB, TCR), Comic Books (CBZ/CBR/CBT/CB7Z), DJVU, CHM, XPS, TXT, images (JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, J2K, WEBP, TGA) and PostScript documents (PS/EPS, AI, PRN - requires Ghostscript).

Alternatively, Sumatra Portable adjusts recently used and most used file paths.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SumatraPDF.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: STDU Viewer
What's new? See: https://www.sumatrapdfreader.org/docs/Version-history
Latest comments
jenss on 2022-06-03 05:15

sumatra cannot read certain edited pdf documents
instead use sumatra prerelease :
https://www.sumatrapdfreader.org/prerelease
or use another reader : ex adobe reader

jenss on 2022-06-03 05:19

older sumatra as 3.4.1 also with read problem
note : prerelease is not recommended as default reader !

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Xelitan PDF Reader v1.9

Ennovy on 8 Sep 2023
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Sep 2023
  • Suggested by tomxe

Xelitan PDF Reader is a small and fast PDF viewer. It lets users export embedded images, extract pages to PDF, remove pages from PDF documents and convert to PNG images.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch XelitanPDF.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: SumatraPDF
What's new? Full changelog at https://xelitan.com/help/xelitan-pdf-reader#history.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2023-06-21 12:48

Thanks for including a changelog in pdf_reader_v16.zip !

Ennovy on 2023-06-28 14:57

The changelog is also available at the bottom of this site: http://xelitan.com/help/xelitan-pdf-reader

Tomxe on 2023-09-09 05:42

Thanks for updating the listing!

Biggest changes:
- can read: PDF, CBZ, CBT, JPEG, TXT
- everything it can read it can save to: PDF, TXT, PNG, HTML

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OutWiker v3.2

Midas on 14 Aug 2023
  • 63MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Aug 2023
  • Suggested by I am Baas

OutWiker is a personal wiki and outliner with notes stored in a tree view, similar to directories on a disk. Plain text, HTML, and wiki format files are supported with pages capable of being linked to each other. Each tree branch can be opened as a separate wiki. Other features include tag support, global search (notes and tags), bookmarks, HTML syntax highlighting, and icons for notes.

OutWiker can be downloaded with or without plugins

Cross-platform with a client available for Linux.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: 1. Download the ZIP or 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice.
2. Create the file outwiker.ini in the program folder.
3. Launch outwiker.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: WikidPad, CherryTree
What's new? Full program history at https://jenyay.net/Outwiker/VersionHistoryEn.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-07-22 01:07

@billon
Why are you cutting the actual version number off? OutWiker is at version 1.9.0.790, not 1.9.0, pay attention to what "About" says. I disagree with this practice of yours!

zorro on 2016-09-29 12:11

Even with outwiker.ini not stealth: creates folder "enchant" in AppData/roaming/

10basetom on 2022-11-27 17:07

Having the entire UI refresh upon selecting a new note/wiki was a deal breaker for me.

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Zim v0.75.2

Andrew Lee on 13 Jul 2023
  • 67MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Jul 2023
  • Suggested by Midas

Zim is desktop Wiki system that lets you maintain a collection of wiki pages. Each page can contain links to other pages, simple formatting and images. Pages are stored in a folder structure, like in an outliner, and can have attachments. Creating a new page is as easy as linking to a nonexistent page. All data is stored in plain text files with wiki formatting. Various plugins provide additional functionality, like a task list manager, an equation editor, a tray icon, and support for version control.

Zim can be used to:

  • Keep an archive of notes
  • Keep a daily or weekly journal
  • Take notes during meetings or lectures
  • Organize task lists
  • Draft blog entries and emails
  • Do brainstorming
Currently, Zim is only supported on 64-bit version of Windows 10. 32-bit Windows is not supported.

Category:
Runs on:Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the installer and run. You will be given the option to install a portable version to a folder of your choice. Also, make sure to deselect ".zim file association" and "Create registry keys and uninstaller" as these are enabled by default.

After installation, do not select run. Instead, go to the destination folder and edit environ.ini:

[Environment]
HOME=./
TEMP=./tmp
XDG_CONFIG_HOME=./config
XDG_CONFIG_DIRS=
XDG_DATA_HOME=./data
XDG_DATA_DIRS=
XDG_CACHE_HOME=./cache

Basically, the default values are relative paths "../" that points to the outer directory and we want to point them to the base directory.

Finally, launch zim.exe.
What's new? See: https://github.com/zim-desktop-wiki/zim-desktop-wiki/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md.
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2021-09-15 11:31

In the list there is no 0.74 exe file.

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Abyss Web Server X1 v2.16.9.1

Andrew Lee on 4 Jul 2023
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Jun 2023
  • Suggested by Ezzetabi

Abyss Web Server is a lightweight web server that supports secure connections, compression and a variety of web technologies. Includes dynamic content generation through CGI/FastCGI scripts, ISAPI extensions, native ASP.NET, reverse proxying, eXtended Side Includes (XSSI), custom error pages and log rotation. Includes remote management tools.

Security features include SSL/TLS, anti-leeching, password protection, bandwidth throttling, IP address controls, anti-hacking features etc.

Clients available for Mac OS X and Linux.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Liteware
How to extract: For x86 systems:
  1. Download the installer and extract the contents of the $INSTDIR directory to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete FCGIDotNet_2_0_x64.exe, FCGIDotNet_4_0_x64.exe and fcgx_x64.dll (in adn directory)
For x64 systems:
  1. Download the installer and extract using 7-Zip choosing "No to All" in "Confirm File Replace" dialog
  2. Delete uninstall.exe and the $PLUGINSDIR directory
  3. Launch abyssws.exe and close it
  4. Edit abyss.conf and look for the <root> parameter
  5. Change the path to "." (omit the quotes)
  6. Create an empty folder log and inside that folder create an empty text file named cgi.log (\log\cgi.log)
Optionally, to install additional components (PHP, Perl, Python, etc.) follow the instructions on Aprelium's website. For PHP, then move the PHP folder inside Abyss' folder and change the PHP path in abyss.conf to a relative one i.e. ".\PHP\php-cgi.exe".
Similar/alternative apps: Uniform Server, XAMPP
What's new? See: https://aprelium.com/news/
Latest comments
Kapilind on 2010-07-13 07:50

Works great I have been using it for 2 years with no significant errors or bugs. Works well with ASP, PHP, MYSQL.

Has advanced features like easy web interface, hosts addition features. Log works with Webalizer and I use baretail to view logs in realtime

Cattleya on 2014-07-11 02:56

Hi, anyone here know why I cannot connect to 127.0.0.1:9999 (Abyss configuration page) when using Privoxy, is there a workaround ?
If I use No Proxy then ok but not when Privoxy enabled. I tried other web server app like Xampp or Tiny Webserver then ok, only Abyss have this problem ?

webfork on 2014-07-12 21:10

Cattleya: have you tried changing the admin port (away from 9999)? Privoxy might be redirecting it for some reason.

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iDailyDiary Free v4.32

Andrew Lee on 1 Apr 2022
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Mar 2022
  • Suggested by Allen Smith

iDailyDiary Free is a program tailored for taking daily notes, creating a journal, putting your thoughts into writing etc. The documents you create are encrypted and require a password to access. The built-in editor supports graphics, hypertext links and links to other diary pages. iDailyDiary is fully searchable so you can track down important dates and reminders. You can also export your diary to HTML web pages.

A "pro" version is available with additional features including spell checker, thesaurus, topics (group related entries), themes support (50+ themes included), tables, etc.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Registry: Last window location and last opened diary.
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: No
License: Liteware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Move the contents of {app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch iDD.exe
What's new? See: https://splinterware.com/info/news.html
Latest comments
Mixture on 2011-12-29 00:32

I have version 3.41 and use it occationally.

@infestedtassadar-x17;
I found this in the Help file:
"All versions of iDailyDiary have always encrypted the diary data files, whether they are password protected or not. From version 3.00 the encryption has been improved to a 128bit Blowfish cipher."

Mixture on 2011-12-29 00:35

@infestedtassadar-x17;
If you need a formless text editor with strong encryption, please try CryptoTE 0.5.390.
https://idlebox.net/2009/cryptote/

dany on 2011-12-29 00:49

@Vavo: with the exception that the files reside encrypted on my HD at home and not unencrypted on an unknown and far away server which you have no control over.

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