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SepPDF v2.96 Updated

billon on 22 Jun 2017
  • 349KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Jun 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

SepPDF is a tiny PDF file splitter with drag-and-drop support.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SepPDF.exe.
What's new?
  • Some messages were corrected.
Latest comments
Midas on 2016-09-27 18:11

@xor: I guess you are referring to http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=2535 (I just upvoted it to make it visible)...

xor on 2016-09-29 08:10

yep @Midas, I didn't know it was around, I upvoted it too

MIKLO on 2016-12-22 15:57

Well this has been here a very long time, this program has worked fine for my uses.I was looking for an older version from the website I found in Japanese, the problem was many of the Japanese words are spelled wrong which changes the meaning. :D
MIKLO

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Balabolka v2.11.0.630 Updated

billon on 17 Jun 2017
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Jun 2017
  • 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 Microsoft's own Speech API 4 and 5, but lets you fine tune various voice parameters, 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.

Balabolka can also save the 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).

Also 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.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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?
  • The panel of dictionaries was updated (for the compatibility with screen readers).
  • Fixed small bugs.
Latest comments
Checker on 2014-08-31 01:53

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

smaragdus on 2015-07-21 07:09

Balabolka 2.11.0.584 has been released, changes:
20.07.2015 v2.11.0.584
+ Added the main menu items "Add Current Line as Named Bookmark" and
"Create Table of Contents".
* Updated the text split method: if text block size is defined, this value
will be used as a limit, not as a target. The program will split text
into equal parts.
* Resources for German and Spanish languages were updated (thanks to
Regine Mueller and Fernando Gregoire).

smaragdus on 2015-09-22 20:20

Balabolka version 2.11.0.588 has been released, changes in the latest version:
- Fixed the image viewer.
* The menu items "Skip to Next Paragraph" and "Skip to Previous Paragraph",
"Skip to Next Line" and "Skip to Previous Line" were interchanged.
* Resources for Spanish language were updated (thanks to Fernando Gregoire).

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WinScan2PDF v3.48 Updated

billon on 13 Jun 2017
  • 116KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Jun 2017
  • Suggested by Emka

WinScan2PDF is a very small program for scanning documents and saving them on your computer as a PDF by using any installed scanner.

Privacy note: The program does not automatically clean up scanned JPEGs, which are left behind in a temporary folder.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package (ANSI/Unicode) and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WinScan2PDF.exe (ANSI) or WinScan2PDF_uc.exe (Unicode).
What's new?
  • New feature: Export to PNG via the List-View Context-Menu.
  • Update of the language files.
  • Once more, improvements and small adjustments for Windows 10 Creators Update.
Latest comments
rogerthedodger on 2013-04-28 04:40

How about making network scanners visible? Lots of AIO network printers around.

opsimathic on 2014-01-26 13:11

Can someone tell me where the .jpg images are left behind? I want to delete them but am unable to find them. Thanks.

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FileOptimizer v9.90 Updated

billon on 11 Jun 2017
  • 194MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Jun 2017
  • 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 long list of 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.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL)
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FileOptimizer32.exe (for 32-bit OS) or FileOptimizer64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

Optionally, to save space:
  • 32-bit systems: delete FileOptimizer64.exe and the \Plugins64 folder
  • 64-bit systems: delete FileOptimizer32.exe and the \Plugins32 folder
Similar/alternative apps: ArcThemALL!, PngOptimizer, RIOT
What's new?
  • Added:
    • SQLite database optimization support;
    • ffmpeg to the video toolchain (mp4, mkv, ogv);
    • INI setting MP4CopyMetadata=false to enable copying MP4 metadata;
    • SQLite 3.19.2 x86 and x64 Visual C++ 2017 custom builds;
    • -KeepPhysicalPixelDimensions to PngOptimizer when keep metadata to mantain DPI information.
  • New extensions supported in the video toolchain: .mpg, .mpeg, .flv, .wmv, .wma, .rv, .ra, .rm, .rmvb, .ram, .smil, .qt, .mov, .3gg, .3g2.
  • New extensions added to the ZIP toolchain: .qwk, .ear, .war, .jar, .z01, .z02, .z03, .z04, .z05, .z06, .z07, .z08, .z09, .z10, .zipx, .zx01, .zx02, .zx03, .zx04, .zx05, .zx05, .zx06, .zx07, .zx08, .zx09, .zx10.
  • Improved pingo compression.
  • Disabled advpng when keep metadata is selected.
  • Fixed some help typos.
  • Updated:
    • AdvanceCOMP to 2.00 (TPS);
    • tidy 5.4.0 to be Windows XP compatible;
    • mkclean to 0.8.9;
    • UPX to 3.94;
    • To mp4v2 2.1.0;
    • mozjpegtran x86 and x64 binaries, because CoolOppo did not build x64;
    • To ECT 0.7.0 (2b66b21) x86 and x64 optimized builds;
    • Leanify to 0.4.3.190 daily binaries;
    • ImageWorsener to 1.3.2;
    • ImageMagick 7.0.5.10 with HDRI support;
    • pingo to 0.83;
    • strip to 2.27;
    • To cppcheck 1.79.
  • Some minor optimizations and code cleanup.
Latest comments
kozak on 2015-12-26 08:53

Can't start the app on WindowsXP - it misses BORLNDMM.DLL. Just plain adding of that .DLL doesn't resolve the issue...((
Any ideas for the solution?

Midas on 2015-12-27 03:05

@kozak: did you try registering that DLL with Windows?
(e.g., "regsvr32 BORLNDMM.DLL" at the command line)

webfork on 2016-02-26 00:23

Most images and files I post to portablefreeware go through this amazing compression tool. When compressing PDF files, I strongly recommend enabling the lossy DPI compression settings (usually around 150 or 200 is fine for most documents).

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DSpeech v1.63.3 Updated

billon on 10 Jun 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Jun 2017
  • Suggested by AlephX

DSpeech is a text-to-speech program with the option of saving the output to a variety of formats, great for creating audio books from text sources. It also supports dynamically changing the features of the voices eg. insert pauses, emphasize specific words, spell them out etc. using tags.

The program works out-of-the-box on WinXP and above, using the included Microsoft speech engine SAPI5. For WinNT/2K, you will need to install the speech engine separately. You will find links to plugins, speech engines and voice sets on the program website.

The program can import text from TXT, DOC, DOCX, RTF, HTML, XML, and PDF and output to MP3, OGG, AAC, WMA.

Category:
System Requirements: 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.
Similar/alternative apps: Balabolka
What's new?
  • Improved:
    • The printing system, you can now set the print options or open a window for selecting printers, and then print;
    • Compatibility with Screen Readers (the program is specifically tested with NVDA).
  • Now you can open multiple files simultaneously by dragging them together in the program window.
  • Modified the StatusBar, it should now look completely on any system.
  • Various bug fixes and minimum adjustments to IU.

From "History (ITA).txt" (through Google Translate)
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-04-01 21:46

I tried to test DSpeech but it failed to run on my system (Windows 8.1)- what are its requirements?

AndTheWolf on 2017-02-22 20:48

Now at v1.63.0

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!

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