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by Andrew Lee
Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Resources & Links
Topic: Recommended standard Windows/Office tweaks
Replies: 14
Views: 7160

Re: Recommended standard Windows/Office tweaks

Well, I don't want to appear competitive here, but I was introduced to the spreadsheet via VisiCalc on the Apple ][ :D I was still a teenage then, so I didn't really appreciate the significance of the concept. Only used it as a glorified calculator! Same with Lotus 1-2-3 when I moved to the PC. I mu...
by Andrew Lee
Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Resources & Links
Topic: Recommended standard Windows/Office tweaks
Replies: 14
Views: 7160

Re: Recommended standard Windows/Office tweaks

I think the article should be re-titled "Spreadsheet never dies".

Replace "Excel" with "Spreadsheet", and the entire article pretty much still stands.

The spreadsheet has always been in my arsenal of tools, but I have long left Excel for Google Sheet and LibreOffice Calc for various reasons.
by Andrew Lee
Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Portable Hardware Discussion
Topic: Portable devices to fight planed obsolescence
Replies: 6
Views: 9030

Re: Portable devices to fight planed obsolescence

Nice! For laptops though, there's usually quite a bit of life left in "old" business laptops that can be purchased on the cheap from eBay. I bought a Thinkpad T450 for $250 recently and replaced the battery with a brand new genuine extended battery for $120. Also did some tinkering with the storage,...
by Andrew Lee
Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Crow Translate (online language utility)
Replies: 5
Views: 6265

Re: Crow Translate (online language utility)

Added to the database: https://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=3046 I was pleasantly surprised by how well it worked, to be honest. The OCR recognized the region I threw at it 100% after I downloaded the required Tesseract OCR model for English. Yes, the speech synthesis requires Internet connection. I...
by Andrew Lee
Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Iconize - Minimize Apps To The System Tray
Replies: 22
Views: 22244

Re: Iconize - Minimize Apps To The System Tray

Just discovered Iconize is private, so I have upvoted and make it public again: https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1176 Also, I made a local copy of nolajovol's 2.0.0.5 version for download. I am still using Iconize on a daily basis on the latest Windows 10 with no issue at all, and I thi...
by Andrew Lee
Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Ultimate++ - application development framework
Replies: 2
Views: 1456

Re: Ultimate++ - application development framework

This looks really interesting. If I ever start another GUI project, I will test this out.

Cross-platform UI frameworks are a real drag for simple projects. I guess that's why people are turning to Electron/JS with all its pitfalls.
by Andrew Lee
Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Avidemux
Replies: 22
Views: 53572

Re: Avidemux

Strange.. any idea why it's still 2.7.6 on the official website?

http://avidemux.sourceforge.net/download.html

Even the nightlies are only up to 2.7.7.
by Andrew Lee
Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: PSPad [text editor]
Replies: 13
Views: 18764

Re: PSPad [text editor]

I have updated the entry with information about the limitations of the 64-bit version. I have also populated the 64-bit download field with the same URL of the download page: https://www.pspad.com/download.php In general, I prefer to point to the download page instead of the direct download link, es...
by Andrew Lee
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Process Hacker
Replies: 38
Views: 43106

Re: Process Hacker

Interesting. Process Hacker is one of my favorite go-to util. I will download the latest nighty and give it a spin.
by Andrew Lee
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: Suggestions/Discussions
Topic: Site seems to be lacking/missing/maybe just slow on updates recently?
Replies: 31
Views: 21592

Re: Site seems to be lacking/missing/maybe just slow on updates recently?

For me, I normally go with the author's release date if it is stated on their website.
by Andrew Lee
Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: RQ Money [was "Personal Finance Manager"]
Replies: 11
Views: 25308

Re: RQ Money [was "Personal Finance Manager"]

Join me in clicking "Remove" for the entry pls.
by Andrew Lee
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Hashing use cases (why would I want to hash my files?)
Replies: 15
Views: 21973

Re: Hashing use cases (why would I want to hash my files?)

I personally use RapidCRC to prevent bit rot . So I have 2 portable HDDs that I use to backup my file server (parent, grandparent) via robocopy. From time to time (every other backup or so), I create a SFV that contains the hashes of all the files on that HDD. Then occasionally, I use the SFV to ver...
by Andrew Lee
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Suggestions/Discussions
Topic: Site seems to be lacking/missing/maybe just slow on updates recently?
Replies: 31
Views: 21592

Re: Site seems to be lacking/missing/maybe just slow on updates recently?

Sometimes the previous guy forgot to updated the release date.. I make that mistake sometimes!
by Andrew Lee
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: Suggestions/Discussions
Topic: Site seems to be lacking/missing/maybe just slow on updates recently?
Replies: 31
Views: 21592

Re: Site seems to be lacking/missing/maybe just slow on updates recently?

Special wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:16 am
So how does one do this? Like WizTree updated to 3.37 today, how to do go about updating it.
Just click on "Edit entry" link to the left of that entry.