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by Specular
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: CLI Discussions
Topic: CLI Database Discussions
Replies: 359
Views: 200684

Re: Public directories/repos for command line tools (and suggestion for a secondary Portable Freeware database)

For the sake of consistency, I suggest a pattern for adding new tool submissions, for better readability, searching by title, and to avoid repetitions. I think something like this would be useful for post titles : Tool name [Parent toolset if present] -- Project/author -- Status Examples : yhash [Y...
by Specular
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: CLI Discussions
Topic: CLI Database Discussions
Replies: 359
Views: 200684

Re: Public directories/repos for command line tools (and suggestion for a secondary Portable Freeware database)

Members are free to create new category/subcategory during submiisson/edits . Since new entries are initially private, an upvote by the community means we have implicitly accept that the new category is of acceptable standard. Ah you're right. I'd ignored that field when creating entries before tha...
by Specular
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: CLI Discussions
Topic: CLI Database Discussions
Replies: 359
Views: 200684

Re: Public directories/repos for command line tools (and suggestion for a secondary Portable Freeware database)

*snip* Interesting discussion. Below I've listed the main differences as I understand it with the current and proposed categorization system. Could be I'm misunderstanding some aspect (feel free to highlight if so) but from how it's described can't say I recognize the great benefit compared to the ...
by Specular
Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: CLI Discussions
Topic: CLI Database Discussions
Replies: 359
Views: 200684

Re: Public directories/repos for command line tools (and suggestion for a secondary Portable Freeware database)

Personally I don't think the particular tag idea outlined for entries is ideal since linked tags in general on websites get messy and/or inconsistent very quicky when they can be arbitrarily created, even if there were some synonym arrangement. Categories are useful since they function similarly in ...
by Specular
Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: New at NirSoft
Replies: 382
Views: 740990

Re: New at NirSoft

billon wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:52 pm
@Specular
👍

At least such entries are put to some good purpose.
by Specular
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: New at NirSoft
Replies: 382
Views: 740990

Re: PropertySystemView

Added to the database, please vote I took a peek at the edits page and noticed this was originally an entry for EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free, updated a few times between 2017-2018, including by webfork. Any particular reason this entry was completely repurposed (became adware, etc)? Not sure if...
by Specular
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Looks like YouTube limiting downloads
Replies: 6
Views: 15534

Re: Looks like YouTube limiting downloads

Wouldn't be surprised if the program used the same developer API token for everyone, since I know there are usage limits for such tokens for Google and various other sites. The dev of an imgur uploader I use for example used an API key for the program for all users and at a certain point it reached ...
by Specular
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: CLI Discussions
Topic: CLI Database Discussions
Replies: 359
Views: 200684

Re: Public directories/repos for command line tools (and suggestion for a secondary Portable Freeware database)

Less maintenance . CLI tools often reach maturity much faster than GUI tools due to their relative simplicity. Many (Most ?) CLI tools are not updated that often or at all because they still function well even after many years and OS versions. I'd say it's a bit more of a mix of update frequency, n...
by Specular
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: CLI Discussions
Topic: CLI Database Discussions
Replies: 359
Views: 200684

Re: Public directories/repos for command line tools (and suggestion for a secondary Portable Freeware database)

I think the idea of an index of CLI programs is an interesting one but I also wonder how that would gel with carrying over the existing nature of the PFDB, in that most programs, descriptions and instructions are written and intended for a more general user audience, while CLI tools each have a lear...
by Specular
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Pictus, a lightweight image viewer w/ PSD thumbnail support
Replies: 25
Views: 31122

Re: Pictus, a lightweight image viewer w/ PSD thumbnail support

That's the thing that throws me about WEBP: is it a video that just doesn't have sound or is it an animation like GIF? I know it sounds like splitting hairs, but GIF has individual frames, while video tools are more complex and can't be easily disassembled. It's also one of the reasons I've advocat...
by Specular
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Pictus, a lightweight image viewer w/ PSD thumbnail support
Replies: 25
Views: 31122

Re: Pictus, a lightweight image viewer w/ PSD thumbnail support

for animation I'd probably just say "animated GIF" as almost every viewer that supports animated also supports static. Looks like billion noticed already and made a tweak which seems fine. Appreciate it! :) That said I'm not sure how I'd write up WEBP as you discuss below... It's either image or an...
by Specular
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: GreenPad
Replies: 2
Views: 3353

Re: GreenPad

Looks like there's an entry in the database from way back in 2007 that currently is in private status, despite the entry being last updated in 2013. I wonder if it was ever public (received enough votes) or was made private on purpose at some point.
by Specular
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Pictus, a lightweight image viewer w/ PSD thumbnail support
Replies: 25
Views: 31122

Re: Pictus, a lightweight image viewer w/ PSD thumbnail support

Just on the recent-ish description tweak, my thoughts were that including 'animated GIF' in the supported filetypes was useful for those coming across the program or searching for animated GIF viewers online, as Windows Photo Viewer for example supports GIFs but not animated GIFs (only displays the ...
by Specular
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Nominate the best new portablefreeware of 2018-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 24127

Re: Nominate the best new portablefreeware of 2018-2019

Hard to say if my noms are relevant seeing as I've only used a few of those. Nevertheless:

- AstroGrep
- ClickMonitorDDC
- Inviska Rename

AstroGrep in particular has been very useful for rapid in-document text search across multiple files.
by Specular
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Suggestions/Discussions
Topic: TPFC Database
Replies: 74
Views: 118676

Re: TPFC Database

Andrew Lee wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:47 pm
These are the modifications I made:

You can check out the latest version here:

https://www.portablefreeware.com/postadd.php?id=2869
Looking good imo :)

Btw small typo: You are strongly encourage to do so