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by Specular
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Windows Layout Manager
Replies: 4
Views: 1870

Re: Windows Layout Manager

Specular: TaskLayout looks similar. I downloaded it, is most functionality preserved after the trial period? Should have clarified sorry, the version I use (0.6.0.2) isn't trialware as version 0.7.0.0 onward is, discussed a bit in the topic I linked. webfork from that same topic linked a mirror of ...
by Specular
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: AstroGrep
Replies: 6
Views: 10797

Re: AstroGrep

Thanks for doing that. I was not clear on how few GREP-based tools we had in the database. Yeah it's nice that it can have a more visible presence. Been maintained for many years, apparently. Made a minor tweak to the first paragraph, clarifying the line that previously made it sound like printing ...
by Specular
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Portable Hardware Discussion
Topic: USB Flash drive lifespan + portable apps
Replies: 11
Views: 3589

Re: USB Flash drive lifespan + portable apps

Just on the subject of things to keep in mind, I've read several places that the type of flash used for memory cards at least (may affect the type of flash used for USB form factors as well) requires it to be powered/read from on a periodic basis otherwise the flash cells begin to lose their 'hold' ...
by Specular
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Vivaldi - Opera Browser Alternative
Replies: 124
Views: 165222

Re: Vivaldi - Opera Browser Alternative

Emka wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:09 pm
Specular wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:51 am
I've read comments elsewhere that defend this by saying other browsers run such background check programs
Doesn't installed Firefox run the Mozilla Maintenance Service?
Looks to be optional. I've never encountered it myself in either install though.
by Specular
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Windows Layout Manager
Replies: 4
Views: 1870

Re: WindowsLayoutManager

While trying TaskLayout I came across Windows Layout Manger and it seemed good. Only drawback comparatively was from what I could tell is it's tailored for resizing windows already open rather than being able to itself launch windows based on pre-saved sesssions (which I was looking for). Seemed por...
by Specular
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Vivaldi - Opera Browser Alternative
Replies: 124
Views: 165222

Re: Vivaldi - Opera Browser Alternative

I've noticed in use that when the 'Notify about updates' setting is checked the browser adds a 'Vivaldi update notifier' executable to the Windows Start-up list that checks in the background for updates and continues to run even after exiting the program. Originally I assumed enabling the option wou...
by Specular
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: You're all wonderful
Replies: 10
Views: 2943

Re: You're all wonderful

Thanks for the kind words, that means a lot. The occasional kind words is a wonderful thing! :D This site is truly a community effort. Wouldn't be possible without everyone's contributions. :) Also wanted to thank billion for their recent entry updating. I just submitted a new entry earlier and by ...
by Specular
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: AstroGrep
Replies: 6
Views: 10797

Re: AstroGrep

Found this useful enough personally that I added an entry for it in the database. It's an excellent utility for finding multiple instances of text within files and would be a worthy addition to the PFDB imo. Consider voting! Tested personally for portability as well though unsure for Windows support...
by Specular
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: You're all wonderful
Replies: 10
Views: 2943

You're all wonderful

Just felt like creating a topic in appreciation of all those who make the PF site worthwhile ;) There are so many tireless contributions to the database as well as the various, more occasional users who both suggest and post about portable software that it continues to be an excellent resource for f...
by Specular
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Advanced text finder and viewer
Replies: 8
Views: 3818

Re: Advanced text finder and viewer

Did a bit more poking around and came across AstroGrep, which offers a similar range of features as Grepy2 (minus the Everything integration, for one) but known to be portable (tested myself). Smaragdus happened to have also posted about it here previously which offers a good overview. The current p...
by Specular
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Advanced text finder and viewer
Replies: 8
Views: 3818

Re: Advanced text finder and viewer

palacs wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:45 am
I would also give up on misspelled words.
A quick search pulls up Grepy2, which looks promising and even has some Everything integration, coincidentally. Not sure if portable but looks to be worth checking.
by Specular
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Advanced text finder and viewer
Replies: 8
Views: 3818

Re: Advanced text finder and viewer

I'm looking for a portable freeware that can search in a lot of text files and has the following features. Can search for mispelled words. e.g. if I look for "chocolate" it should find "chocloate" as well. I can't think of any search program like this. As far as I can recall not even Spotlight on m...
by Specular
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Bvckup - high speed "delta" sync
Replies: 59
Views: 59056

Re: Bvckup - high speed "delta" sync

Hi guys, It is fully portable indeed: "diskovery.exe -c X:\Data\Diskovery" Alex Can confirm that using the path argument stores the settings and logs in the application directory. Thanks. However the program still by default sets an association for .diskovery files. This can be changed in the self-...
by Specular
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Portable Payware Discussion
Topic: Bvckup 2 (commercial version)
Replies: 5
Views: 2012

Re: Bvckup 2 (commercial version)

By my understanding, if you go to buy and you see that the Purchase page lists a "Basic" license option, you've missed the boat and the newer licensing terms are already in effect. From the dev, Alex Pankratov: "There are two types of updates - milestone (feature) releases and maintenance (bugfix) ...
by Specular
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Vivaldi - Opera Browser Alternative
Replies: 124
Views: 165222

Re: Vivaldi - Opera Browser Alternative

Got around to installing Vivaldi in portable ('Standalone') mode and wanted to mention that it also creates files within AppData. Note that I used the installer to install in portable mode however I'm unsure if these files were created following the installation or after launching the program. C:\Us...