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Text Editor Pro v14.1.0 Updated

billon on 22 Jan 2021
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by Midas

Text Editor Pro (formerly EditBone) is a powerful text editor with a customizable interface. View options include minimap, directory view, line numbers, rulers, and skins. The code viewer enables syntax highlighting support for over 50 languages and scripts, customizable with over 100 options, 29 ready made styles.

Search tools include a file comparison feature, wildcards and regular expressions support, multiple directory results, and a duplicate text finder.

Other power features include macro recording and playback, hotkeys, and file execution. You can also convert untis (e.g. volume and mass), speak text, onscreen zoom, SQL formatter and more.

Supports 20 world languages.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. %LOCALAPPDATA%\TextEditorPro
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP or 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TextEditorPro.exe -appinipath.
Similar/alternative apps: Notepad3
What's new? See:
https://texteditor.pro/index.php?page=history
Latest comments
zorro on 2018-10-19 15:09

The latest version (v5.2.1) produces an exeption and refuses to start on my machine (Win 8.1 x64 without .NET & VC++ runtimes). Perhaps the system requirements changed? Nothing mentioned in the changelog.

webfork on 2019-01-27 13:09

It doesn't have functionality far in advance of other editors, but the interface is great. There are big, clear icons, themes, easy tabbed interface, and a really smooth options menu. If you think text editors are supposed to be functional rather than friendly, this might not be your cup of tea. Otherwise...

PapaiMark on 2020-02-25 15:11

Nice. The best text compare Ive ever seen. And mainly because of the trim-left/right.

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Balabolka v2.15.0.768 Updated

billon on 22 Jan 2021
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Jan 2021
  • 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 built-in Windows speech tools, but lets you fine tune voices, 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.

The program can save to a variety of audio formats and quality levels, and can include 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).

The program 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. Command-line functions also supported.

Category:
Runs on: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?
  • Updated the subtitle converter.
  • Fixed:
    • The text extracting for RAR files;
    • Small bugs.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2014-08-31 01:36

Balabolka 2.10.0.573 released.

Checker on 2014-08-31 01:53

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

FireRabbit on 2020-03-29 22:26

After years of using to use Balabolka I officaly gave up and bought textaloud a couple days ago.

Balabolka has for years had a strange bug where the longer it runs in the background the longer the delay it takes when you hit the "read selected text" hotkey.

TextAloud doesn't have this issue and not having to restart Balabolka every hour feels like a massive weight has been lifted from my shoulders.

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Blender v2.91.2 Updated

billon on 20 Jan 2021
  • 230MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by Danilo

Blender is a powerful, integrated 3D creation software suite with character/solids modeling, animation, rendering, rigging, shading, motion tracking and post-processing tools. It lets users create high quality 3D graphics, movies and replay real-time, interactive 3D content. Its features can be extended with a variety of plug-ins, scripts, templates and more.

Cross platform (Mac, Linux). The program has been used for a wide variety of functions, including VFX, video edition, modeling etc.

Alternatively:


Note: Last version for 32-bit systems is 2.80.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. In the 2.8x sub-directory, create a new folder and name it config
  3. In this config folder, create an empty text file and name it startup.blend
  4. Launch blender.exe

See this thread for more information.
What's new? See:
https://wiki.blender.org/wiki/Reference/Release_Notes
https://www.blender.org/features/2-91/
Latest comments
webfork on 2012-04-28 23:06

Added a note about films because I watched that Sintel short film created with Blender, which was in some areas even better than the work Pixar and Dreamworks are putting out commercially.

Checker on 2012-10-03 18:17

Watch Blender's fourth Open Movie "Tears of Steel" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6MlUcmOul8

Checker on 2015-09-18 18:21

If you want to try: v2.76 rc-1 ( http://www.blender.org/ )

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Q-Dir v9.11 Updated

billon on 18 Jan 2021
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by Island Boy

Q-Dir is a quad-pane file explorer that supports favorites, file/color filtering, export to XLS/CSV/TXT/HTML, screen magnifier, quick preview etc.

Alternately, Q-Dir Portable at PortableApps.com automatically switches between 32/64-bit and is approved by the publisher.

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Q-Dir.exe or Q-Dir_x64.exe (for64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: CubicExplorer
What's new? See:
https://softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/Q-Dir/History
Latest comments
Mithril on 2016-03-27 20:53

Well, i found the solution myself. Don't know if this option is new or not but its the first time i noticed. So, when dragging files into another window or tab in Q-dir, at the bottom it says "Start drop in new process"! (and recycle bin and email aswell) ha! and just drop it on this button.. nothing will freez! magic :) Thanks anyway folks.
Q-dir is great.

penthe on 2016-12-30 15:28

The Q-Dir 64 installer 6.47 is not installing, last time there was also a problem with the 64 installer. They should be checking first before releasing the installer.

starshakur on 2018-05-05 15:17

Can't recommend Q-Dir to anyone, freezes while copying, Q-Dir windows turns black, crashes. Windows 10 64-Bit, tried Q-Dir 32-Bit & 64-Bit, tried the PortableApps version, all of them buggy as hell. That*s probably the reason why the developer frequently updates it. 2 years back Mithril wrote about something that's still happening.

Time to start looking for an alternative, till then i'll use Windows Explorer.

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SimpleWMIView v1.42 Updated

billon on 14 Jan 2021
  • 133KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by Checker

SimpleWMIView is a tool for developers, testers, and system diagnosis, displaying the result of WMI queries in a simple table. The program allows for easy export to text/csv/html/xml file, or to copy the selected items to the clipboard and then paste them to a spreadsheet application (like Excel).

With SimpleWMIView you can get extensive information about your system, like a list of running processes, services, drivers, user accounts, hardware and so on.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SimpleWMIView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Start As Hidden' option. When this option and 'Put Icon On Tray' option are turned on, the main window of SimpleWMIView will be invisible on start.