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by webfork
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: DropIt alternatives
Replies: 0
Views: 7

DropIt alternatives

While I fine working as a discussion point for developers software (we have a whole thread dedicated to Freeware Development ), one of our still active threads on the site is the DropIt thread where a lot of questions are going unanswered. The developer and a few site regulars that worked with the s...
by webfork
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: DragTargets
Replies: 9
Views: 5428

Re: DragTargets

Old thread update: I can't seem to find this program anywhere. Assuming it still works in Win10, does anyone have a copy of this somewhere?
by webfork
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: TextHarvest - parse content [discontinued]
Replies: 0
Views: 9

TextHarvest - parse content [discontinued]

Short version : possible old gem that I couldn't sort out. --- Something that came out of yesterday's Tucows exit was a very promising text parsing tool that I unfortunately could never get to work. Since batch text edit/analysis tools haven't changed much over the years, I was hoping this would sc...
by webfork
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Tucows put out to pasture
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Tucows put out to pasture

It doesn't come up much here on the site but Tucows has officially shut down. In my long history with freeware, it was never really my go-to but it did occasionally come in handy, even some recent old software mirrors. The official announcement does note that they got rid of ads for the last few yea...
by webfork
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: DokuWiki on a Stick
Replies: 3
Views: 10564

Re: DokuWiki on a Stick

Old thread update: this project is still in development and the DocuWiki on a Stick component page has also seen additions. The program now requires Win7+ and Visual Studio: https://www.dokuwiki.org/install:dokuwiki_on_a_stick I also really like that they address steps to update the software. Caught...
by webfork
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Classic Browser (Chromium based)
Replies: 5
Views: 2555

Re: Classic Browser (Chromium based)

This program is still in development with a new version posted (v.6.3) earlier this month: https://theclassictools.com/Changes.txt
by webfork
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Vivaldi (Opera [inspired] browser alternative)
Replies: 138
Views: 233021

Re: Vivaldi (Opera [inspired] browser alternative)

Midas wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:50 am
Google keys are set with "RESTRICTED" permissions that prevent them from being deleted by the regular user -- even with administrator privileges -- so I had to find a solution... luckily, this one worked
I have a feeling that's going to come for me in the near future. Good post.
by webfork
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: RoboIntern [DotNET Task Scheduler]
Replies: 17
Views: 5079

Re: RoboIntern [DotNET Task Scheduler]

I suggest you try to run the batch via a persistent console and watch the results Yes, that's always a good first step. Well said. %COMSPEC% /K "LongAbsolutePath\CompressWithFileOpt.bat" If that doesn't work, I'd advise you to first try placing the batch and files to process in the same location (n...
by webfork
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Compressing voice recordings
Replies: 27
Views: 37629

Re: Compressing voice recordings

Old thread update: a neighboring thread about Pazera has some suggestions on recommended Opus encoding settings for voice recordings.
by webfork
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Pazera Free Audio Extractor
Replies: 27
Views: 37166

Re: Pazera Free Audio Extractor

Audiobook-Opus profile = Opus encoder + bitrate 40 kbit/s + constrained VBR (CVBR) + highest encoding algorithm complexity + tune low bitrates for speech Thanks for the detail there -- I haven't messed with it for some time but once upon a time I had a voice compression effort going that I think yo...
by webfork
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: RoboIntern [DotNET Task Scheduler]
Replies: 17
Views: 5079

Re: RoboIntern [DotNET Task Scheduler]

Update here: ImBatch does have a very good folder watch function built right into the program (or available via ImageMonitor.exe in the app folder), but it only appears to include image functions, you can't run a separate program (e.g. FileOptimizer compression)

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by webfork
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: RoboIntern [DotNET Task Scheduler]
Replies: 17
Views: 5079

Re: RoboIntern [DotNET Task Scheduler]

a tool that watches a given folder and then launches a program upon file creation. Maybe FolderChangesView ? Thank you for the suggestion and that actually SHOULD work but for some odd reason it's not functioning. https://i.imgur.com/9LNytMs.png The batch file window seems to launch but it doesn't ...
by webfork
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: CLI Submissions
Topic: Micro (CLI text editor)
Replies: 4
Views: 10457

Re: Micro (CLI text editor)

I'm really liking this program -- just like the excellent broot search tool, it's very easy interaction with the standard Windows interface makes it almost not even a CLI program. It's similarity with nano and other standard text editors is great and you can do just about everything with the mouse a...
by webfork
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: [Resolved] Finding duplicate phrases
Replies: 10
Views: 17759

Re: [Resolved] Finding duplicate phrases

Even though this thread has already been resolved, I'm still interested in tools that might go further. NOTE: This is Shareware, not freeware , but I'm a big fan of the developer and he does list a portable version. --- I went looking to see if this program could identify duplicate text and it does ...
by webfork
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: RoboIntern [DotNET Task Scheduler]
Replies: 17
Views: 5079

Re: RoboIntern [DotNET Task Scheduler]

@ webfork : Although I don't use them myself, I wonder if you wouldn't get what you seek with one of NirSoft's many apps... :thinking: That's usually a good call, but I'm not seeing anything for a tool that watches a given folder and then launches a program upon file creation. I'll keep digging. An...