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CCleaner v5.33.6162 Updated

billon on 16 Aug 2017
  • 20MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by Ennovy

CCleaner is a feature-rich system optimization and privacy tool. The program cleans unused, temporary and log files from your system, as well as traces of online activities such as Internet history and flash cookies. The program contains startup controls for Windows, major internet browsers and context menu entries. Includes a separate registry cleaner, duplicate search, system restore tool and can wipe both deleted files and drive free space for security.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder). Monitoring functions are only available in the pro version.

An unofficial set of community developed cleaning rules can be found here however it should be noted that many of these rules are alpha and the developers will not provide support for these rules, a thread in the users forum is dedicated to supporting the add-on rules.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights under Windows Vista or above
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CCleaner.exe or CCleaner64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new? Settings:
  • Fixed an issue where Automatic Update continued to inform users of an existing update after the setting had been disabled.
Browser Cleaning:
  • Updated Edge cookie cleaning definitions to include new tables from Microsoft.
  • Fixed:
    • An issue in Firefox where extensions could not be deleted due to withdrawal of support for Netscape Plugin API;
    • An issue in Firefox & Thunderbird where cleaning 'Site Preferences' would also clean 'Last Download Location'.
Browser Plugins:
  • Browser Plugins list now saved as browserplugins.txt (not startup.txt).
Disk Analyzer:
  • Fixed an issue where analysis results did not display the full filepath.
Stability:
  • Improved CCleaner launch sequence to resolve a UI lock.
Latest comments
Guido76 on 2016-07-20 05:30

Hi,
One more time, it's impossible to download Portable version. We are pulsed from page to page and finally landed on the original one.

IanFromBarrie on 2016-07-20 15:57

Same experience as @Guido76 at 11:45AM EST. Looking back over the comments, it seems that Piriform has got web platform problems. Hope that sort of sloppiness doesn't carry over into the actual product.

webfork on 2016-07-20 21:45

An alternative link to the Softpedia download has been added to the entry.

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DSynchronize v2.33.8 Updated

billon on 12 Aug 2017
  • 889KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by milentechie

DSynchronize lets you copy, move, or synchronize folders on your computer or over a network. The program can sync in both directions, making both folders up-to-date with the latest data, do realtime sync where any changes copied to destination, and even verify it's transfers. The program can schedule operations, add timestamps to the destination folder and keep multiple backups (iterations).

If in use, the program can even eject a USB device when an operation is complete.

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: MSVBVM60.DLL
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DSynchronize.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: FolderSync, Zback
Latest comments
Midas on 2015-03-30 10:21

@ahmedemad: you might try Recuva, for example (http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=1139)...

smaragdus on 2015-05-21 02:18

Latest version of DSynchronize (2.30.9) fails to run on my system (Windows 8.1 x64)- it opens and exits almost immediately. This never happened with any version prior to 2.30.9. I contacted the developer but haven't got any response so far. If he had responded I would have provided him with the dump files.

webfork on 2015-05-23 01:58

Thanks for trying. Dsyncronize has been a reliable program and the developer has been fairly active over the years. I hope he gets back to you.

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CHK v2.01 Updated

billon on 14 Aug 2017
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by encode

CHK is simple checksum program that can verify downloaded files from the Internet, hash your files to ensure integrity and help detect duplicates. Supports drag-and-drop and most popular hash protocols including CRC-16/32/64, ED2K, MD4/5, SHA-1/256/512/3.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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 chk.exe.
What's new?
  • Added:
    • SHA3 hashes;
    • BLAKE2b hash;
    • SHA256-Base64;
    • More bright/colorblind friendly color scheme.
  • Major speed optimizations! (+ MUCH faster 32-bit version).
  • Some GUI improvements.

RetroShare v0.6.3 Updated

billon on 11 Aug 2017
  • 49MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by lautrepay

Retroshare is a feature-rich communications platform for small groups of users with a focus on privacy. The program includes an exclusive and secure toolset for instant messaging, chat rooms, forums, direct messages (e-mail), file server, VoIP, channels for distributing content and link exchange. It functions as an open, distributed alternative to many commercial groupware programs.

Additional features include RSS feed reader, status messages (away/busy), different modes for low traffic, transfer and disk space limits, plugins, skins and much more. Cross-platform (Mac, Linux, BSD).

Great for small businesses, groups, and a safer alternative to most file sharing methods. Networks can be small or large, but communications between users are limited by default to friends and friends-of-friends, with more specific controls available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the "Portable" 7z package and extract (using a program like PeaExtractor) to a folder of your choice. Launch RetroShare.exe.

OR

Download the installer and launch. When prompted, select "Portable installation". Launch RetroShare.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: qTox, Brosix
What's new? See:
https://retroshareteam.wordpress.com/2017/08/06/release-notes-for-v0-6-3/
Latest comments
ozziguy on 2017-03-14 10:17

Forgot to mention the portable version is now chosen from the installer

webfork on 2017-03-17 23:00

@ozziguy: Looks like they're still offering the portable 7zip version, and it's 20% smaller. I'll go ahead and list both. Thanks for the note.

billon on 2017-03-17 23:11

why, why the hell you need installer of any kind, especially here on TPFC, if there exist portable package???

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QOwnNotes v17.08.6 Updated

billon on 17 Aug 2017
  • 64MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by pbek

QOwnNotes is a text editor / notepad replacement with markdown support and todo list manager. The program supports themes, keyboard shortcuts, syntax highlighting, and encryption. Includes available nested file list, tags, search and more. Optionally works with the notes application ownCloud or Nextcloud.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder (if launched with QOwnNotesPortable.bat)
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch QOwnNotesPortable.bat or launch QOwnNotes.exe --portable.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new? See:
http://www.qownnotes.org/changelog/QOwnNotes
Latest comments
pbek on 2016-11-29 18:18

@AtmanActive, I'm happy you like it. :)
@TP109, thank you for confirming!

MIKLO on 2017-07-22 16:12

Thanks to the maker of some very good software that does so much more than Notepad and others, great job my favorite text editor.
Miklo

pbek on 2017-07-23 06:01

Thank you for you kind words, @MIKLO.

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