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CherryTree v0.99.48 Updated

Andrew Lee on 5 Jul 2022
  • 102MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Jun 2022
  • Suggested by I am Baas

CherryTree is an hierarchical note-taking application. It features rich-text formatting, syntax highlighting, spell-checking, image insertion and password protection. Data is stored in a single XML or SQLite file. Import from plaintext, HTML or your favorite note-taker, including Zim, Treepad, Keynote, Mempad and RedNotebook. Export to PDF, HTML or plaintext files.

Cross platform with versions available for Linux. CherryTree Portable is a portable wrapper for CherryTree.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes. However, enabling spell-checking creates the folder "enchant" in AppData\Local
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the "portable" 7z package and extract (using a program like PeaExtractor) to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file in the bin directory and name it config.cfg
  3. From same bin directory, launch cherrytree.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Flashnote
What's new? See: https://github.com/giuspen/cherrytree/blob/master/changelog.txt
Latest comments
shnbwmn on 2016-08-07 13:28

CherryTree produces great formatted HTML export. It's fully customisable after-the-fact, with the included styles.css. Embedded files, images and the HTML files are stored separately from each other.

hamasaki on 2021-01-13 11:33

Nice note taking app, but crashes a lot and doesn't import markdown files correctly.

Philiweb on 2022-06-04 03:47

A very good software that I use on a daily basis. But I stayed on the latest "pygtk2" version (0.39) because I find it much more responsive on large files. :-|

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Foxit Reader Portable v12.0 Updated

Ennovy on 30 Jun 2022
  • 137MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Jun 2022
  • Suggested by ekin_116

Foxit Reader is a fast PDF viewer that includes annotation capabilities, Javascript support, interactive form filler and built-in text converter. The interface includes text reading, two page view, rotation, autoscroll, text view, skins, measuring, text and background color replacement and supports drag-and-drop. Annotation tools include text "sticky notes" and standard text boxes, as well as form data import and export. Can insert images, bookmarks and files (including audio and video).

Includes PDF Standard 1.7 compatibility, support for the Adobe Portfolio format, Sharepoint integration, as well as command-line features and various signing tools (for both physical signatures and digital via DocuSign).

Version note: Foxit Reader Portable is the PortableApps.com version of the program. The standard installer version of this program from the Foxit website is bundleware, adding a hard-to-remove browser toolbar. A pro version is available with additional features.

Functional in 64-bit.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Adware (rotates pro features in top right corner)
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FoxitReaderPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PDF-XChange Editor, PDF-XChange Viewer
What's new? See: https://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf-reader/version-history.html
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2017-12-24 16:02

@CornHolio the Gringo agreed PDF-XChange is what I use for anything PDF and have been using for many years. Although I don't mean to take anything away from Foxit cause its good software in its own right. Even thought its been a few years since anyone has posted this is still an important download for anyone looking for a good PDF Reader that's Portable :)
MIKLO

juverax on 2018-10-06 08:28

Foxit PDF Reader Fixes High-Severity Remote Code Execution Flaws:
https://threatpost.com/foxit-pdf-reader-fixes-high-severity-remote-code-execution-flaws/137889/

PapaiMark on 2022-06-30 18:14

I have tried tenths of versions of it since 2007 and it never worked fine. Always full of bugs and mainly crashes. Few years ago I found Sumatra, which became my "notepad" or "mspaint" for PDF files. For edition, any other is fine.
It is marked as "potentially unwanted programs" (search)

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SepPDF v3.56 Updated

Andrew Lee on 20 Jun 2022
  • 365KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Jun 2022
  • Suggested by I am Baas

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

Category:
Runs on: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.
Similar/alternative apps: PDFTK Builder, UnityPDF
What's new?
  • Fixed some bugs.
Latest comments
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

__philippe on 2017-09-23 10:43

Useful small footprint PDF splitting tool.

Only would wish for slightly more specific changelogs, beside the usual, non-descript
"fixed some bugs"...;-)

see also:
https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=87982#p87982

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Balabolka v2.15.0.819 Updated

Ennovy on 11 Jun 2022
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Jun 2022
  • 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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FileOptimizer v15.80 Updated

Andrew Lee on 9 Jun 2022
  • 194MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Jun 2022
  • 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 package and extract to 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? 15.80 - 2022/06/09
- Added support to JPEG XL (JXL) images using ImageMagick (A F).
- Added additional AVIF extensions: .heif .heifs .heic, .heics .avci .avcs .avif .avifs
- Made SQLite optimization error handling safer.
- Improved JPEG 2000 (JP2) handling.
- Fixed Korean translation (1042.po).
- Updated Chinese languages including Simplified Chinese (2052, zh_CN) and Traditional Chinese (1028, zh_TW) (thanks ???~?).
- Switched from HTML Tidy 5.6.0 x86 and HTML Tidy 5.8.0 x64 to HTML Tidy for Windows 5.9.17 x86 and x86.
- Updated ECT x64 binaries to 0.9.1 (Collpo).
- Updated to Minify 2.11.2 x64.
- Updated cpdf to 2.5.2.
- Updated pingo to 1.00 a17 x64 version.
- Updated to mutool 1.19.1.
- Updated AdvanceCOMP to 2.3.
- Updated SQLite to 3.38.4 x86 and x64 Visual C++ 2022 custom builds.
- Updated ImageMagick to 7.1.0.36 with HDRI support.
- Updated to cppcheck 2.8.
- Some minor optimizations and code cleanup.
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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