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SRWare Iron v76.0.3950.0 Updated

billon on 18 Sep 2019
  • 160MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Sep 2019
  • Suggested by freakazoid

SRWare Iron is a web browser based on Chromium, the open source project behind Google Chrome. By default, Iron communicates less information compared to Chrome (e.g., creating a unique user ID or the submission of entries to Google to generate suggestions), making some operations more private and secure.

Iron supports both official and unofficial themes and some extensions from Chrome. Additionally, to enable blocking ad servers, a 'adblock.ini' is present in the program folder, and Opera's 'urlfilter.ini' can easily be converted to Iron's accepted format by following these instructions (or see comments below).

Note: It is recommended you change the homepage. The Iron default homepage may contain ads or links to fake adware-containing downloads.

Alternative packages:

  • Iron Portable (adds password portabilization, path portabilization, registry cleanup and Java support)
  • X-Iron (idem)

System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. It creates some registry keys in 'HKCU\Software\Chromium'. Start with --incognito parameter to prevent saving history and cookies after program closes.
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: BSD
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch IronPortable.exe.

XP/Vista is no longer supported but the last release version 49 is available.
Similar/alternative apps: Chromium Portable, Google Chrome Portable
What's new? See:
Latest comments
random17 on 2016-08-07 14:16

Just noting that Iron Portable and SRWare Iron Portable, as well as GoogleChromePortable and X-Chromium, create these registry keys:



Also note that the HKLM key is hidden in regedit. I can see it being created using Regshot and get to it and delete it with an alternate registry editor. I don't know how the key is protected. (Any info appreciated.)

The only Chromium browser that doesn't create these keys is Chromium Portable (

They also create the following folders/files:

C:\Users\*\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data
C:\Users\*\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data\Crashpad
C:\Users\*\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data\Crashpad\metadata
C:\Users\*\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data\Crashpad\reports
C:\Users\*\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data\Crashpad\settings.dat

webfork on 2016-08-09 00:09

random17: thanks for the info but, as that addresses multiple programs and not just Iron, posts like that really belong in forums.

MIKLO on 2017-08-15 13:51

Very nice have been using for a long time and really like, thanks.

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POP Peeper v4.5.3 Updated

billon on 18 Sep 2019
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Aug 2019
  • Suggested by falrob

POP Peeper is an email notifier that alerts you when you have new email on any of your accounts. You can also send emails using SMTP or through Webmail directly from POP Peeper.

To enable secure connections, see forum instructions.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Liteware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to temporary folder
  2. Delete the folders Pro and Themes and the files PPconvert.exe and PpHelper.exe
  3. Launch POPPeeper.exe
  4. When prompted to "Store Data in my Application Data folder", select Store Data for Portability and then uncheck Run POP Peeper at Windows Startup
What's new? See:
Latest comments
webfork on 2016-04-02 18:17

billon: just ran a check based on our listed instructions and it seems fine. Plz post what you're seeing in forums.

webfork on 2016-10-25 22:11

Thanks Orca and billon. Updated.

Ding-A-Ling on 2017-12-07 11:29

Version is now available.

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SysExporter v1.77 Updated

billon on 18 Sep 2019
  • 73KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Sep 2019
  • Suggested by AlephX

SysExporter allows you to grab data from most static windows that appear on your computer. This is useful for getting error data, instructions and more from system messages that you would ordinarily have to type out or screen capture. This versatile tool can grab standard list-views, tree-views, list boxes, combo boxes, text-boxes, labels and Web Browser/HTML controls from almost any application running on your system.

The program can export its data to a text, HTML or XML file.

System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application Folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch sysexp.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: GetWindowText
What's new?
  • You can now send the data to stdout by specifying empty string as filename, for example:
    sysexp.exe /Title "Windows Task Manager" /class SysListView32 /Visible Yes /scomma "" | more.
Latest comments
ilikeyourprograms on 2009-01-31 16:12

is there a way for this program to read an Outlook (not outlook express) address book listbox of type OUTEXVLB? I do not get anything at the bottom of the screen. I have tried it with around 200,000 items and with about 800 items and nothing shows up. Is it because this program does not support this particular listbox/window???

Thanks for the great tool!

Cornflower on 2009-02-05 07:36

v1.50 now has a drag and drop button taht you drop on the window you want to see the text from. It makes this very valuable the tool so much easier and intuitive to use. An excellent upgrade, imo.

Unfortunately, it still does not seem to handle Outexvlb type listboxes.

Webfork on 2009-11-06 18:42

*Extremely* important tool for software testers. Getting lengthy error messages out of static windows is critical to helping developers understand what went wrong. If you want to help any of the makers of software on this or other sites, start with SysExporter.

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PlainEdit v2.2 Updated

billon on 18 Sep 2019
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Sep 2019
  • Suggested by Gaijin

PlainEdit is a text editor for ANSI, UTF-8 and Unicode files, supports syntax highlightning for the most script- and programming-languages like PHP, HTML, JS, VBS, CSS, VB, Pascal, C etc. Text can converted to various formats and templates helps by the creation of documents.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PlainEdit.exe. When first launched, choose location of "user data" selecting "Application directory".

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new? See German changelog here.
Latest comments
Exo on 2008-10-11 15:55

This Editor is glorious!
Ive searched an Editor that can open more than thousand textfiles without any loss of speed and finnaly I found PlainEdit.

Carbonize on 2008-10-13 12:50

@GBJ - Thats because an RTF file (Rich Text Format) is a word processor document such as produced by Word, Wordpad etc and this program is a text editor.

@Exo - Why the hell would you want to open more than a hundred text files at a time let alone over a thousand?

Anyway just tried this and it has some bugs in rendering such as the edge of letters being cut off by the next letter and some characters being coloured wrongly until you highlight them at which point they change to the correct colour.

smaragdus on 2014-09-05 01:28

The latest version of PlainEdit.NET is and in fact it supports Unicode- go to 'Extras'-'Settings'-'Editor'-'File Format'- then choose 'UTF-8' for example.

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Balabolka v2.15.0.712 Updated

billon on 16 Sep 2019
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Sep 2019
  • 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 Microsoft's own Speech API 4 and 5, but lets you fine tune various voice parameters, 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.

Balabolka can also save the 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).

Also 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.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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?
  • Fixed the text extracting for EPUB, HTML and MHT files.
Latest comments
Mixture on 2014-08-07 20:37

I did something far better.
I uninstalled the flawed ver. portable and installed desktop ver. of Balabolka. My Avast AV doesn't complain anymore.

smaragdus on 2014-08-31 01:36

Balabolka released.

Checker on 2014-08-31 01:53

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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