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Textify v1.9 Updated

Midas on 22 May 2022
  • 763KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 May 2022
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Textify lets users copy text from such normally static dialog boxes, system messages, program tabs and more. Ideal for quickly taking down diagnostic/error messages in system testing, the program lets you grab part or all of the needed text. It also can launch web services such as Google Translate or external programs.

The program also grabs the "alt" text and URL of web images.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. From the Select type of the install drop-down menu, select Portable and click Next
  3. Select a folder and click Install
  4. Launch Textify.exe


  1. Download the installer and extract everything except $PLUGINSDIR and uninstall.exe to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch Textify.exe
Similar/alternative apps: SysExporter
What's new? See: https://ramensoftware.com/downloads/textify_setup.exe?changelog.
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2022-04-11 23:13

Now at v1.8.10.

Ennovy on 2022-04-26 14:25

A PortableApps.com version is now also available: https://portableapps.com/news/2022-04-26--textify-portable-1.8.11-released

stevenmonrad on 2022-05-22 21:24

Be aware the program disables File Explorer shift/drag selection of multiple files in Windows directories. This may be changeable in a setting, like mouse buttons but I just uninstalled it as it wasn't that intuitive to use.

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DesktopOK v9.88 Updated

Andrew Lee on 19 May 2022
  • 674KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 May 2022
  • Suggested by JohnW

DesktopOK contains a host of beneficial Windows interface tweaks. The program can save the current icon view by resolution and make it easy to swap between views, showing all saved view formats in a list. Other tools include basic screenshots, the ability to force-close programs, color tool, volume and more:

  • Interface tools include reducing clutter with a minimize-to-tray by right clicking on a window close button, mouse hiding and ability to hide desktop icons after a period of inactivity (click on the desktop to make them re-appear). You can even modify default icon spacing.

  • Window management tools include scrolling any window that your mouse hovers over (not just what's in focus) and alt+drag (for moving windows without having to hold your cursor over the top bar).

Runs on:WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
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. In this folder, create an empty text file and name it DesktopOK.ini. Launch DesktopOK.exe or DesktopOK_x64.exe.

Possible issues:
  • The program is in German: If not automatically set to the English, click the by clicking the flag in the lower left corner of the window for any of 24 world languages.
  • It saves to AppData: If you don't create an empty text file, it writes to %APPDATA%/DesktopOK/DesktopOK.ini. If you accidentally skipped this step, you can simply move this file over to the application folder.
Similar/alternative apps: AltDrag, ICU
What's new? See: https://softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/DesktopOK/History
Latest comments
AndTheWolf on 2021-02-16 17:22

There are now separate zip packages for x32 and x64

AndTheWolf on 2021-06-20 20:41

Now at version 8.98

AndTheWolf on 2022-02-04 18:47

Now at version 9.61

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Database .NET v34.1 Updated

Andrew Lee on 18 May 2022
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 May 2022
  • Suggested by s630417

Database .NET is a powerful and intuitive multiple database management tool. The program allows the administration of local or remote databases to browse objects, design tables, edit rows, export data, create new databases and run queries with a consistent interface. The program includes table/data editor, index editor, syntax highlighting, SQL profiler, code manager and multiple query tabs.

Supported databases include SQL Server, SQL Azure, Firebird, SQLite, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, IBM DB2 and Informix, Sybase ASE, MS Access and Excel, dBase IV, FoxPro, Data Sources, ODBC DSN and OData. Can export to CSV, XML, TXT, XLS, or SQL Print Query Results.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4
Stealth: ? No. Creates an empty registry key [HKCU\Software\VB and VBA Program Settings\fishDatabase].
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Free for personal use
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch Database4.exe
  3. Select "Portable mode" under "Tools->Options->General"
Similar/alternative apps: Database Browser Portable
What's new? See: https://fishcodelib.com/Database_new.htm
Latest comments
DarkShadow on 2016-02-16 18:43

v17.7.5890.1 released !

LonerD on 2018-09-21 12:43

NET Framework isn't necessary for this program (even despite the .NET in name)

bushy555 on 2019-07-01 23:23

2018: Fails on my Win XP. Description says it is XP compatible with .NET4
Sick of trying to find something that *just* works.
Gonna find a crack for QODBC 7.1 Be a damned lot easier!

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AquaSnap Personal Edition v1.23.13 Updated

Ennovy on 16 May 2022
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 May 2022
  • Suggested by treis

AquaSnap is a resource-friendly window organization tool. Windows can quickly and easily resize to 1/2 (vertically or horizontally) and 1/4 of the screen by just dragging them to an edge or corner. Other available effects include window-stretching capabilities, making a window transparent when moving it across the screen and ability to manually "shake" a window, enabling transparency or minimizing other windows. Various color and design skins are available for window resize feature.

AquaSnap Personal Edition has all the features of the Professional Edition with the exception of mouse shortcuts, window tiling, "move windows together" and multi-monitor support. Package includes a 32-bit and a 64-bit version and a PortableApps format version is also available.

Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AquaSnap.Daemon.exe
Similar/alternative apps: WinSplit Revolution
What's new? See: https://www.nurgo-software.com/company/news/13-aquasnap
Latest comments
webfork on 2016-06-05 00:03

Cool, thanks shnbwmn

Ennovy on 2016-09-26 09:50

With version 1.18 Windows XP and Vista are no longer supported

Ennovy on 2016-09-26 09:54

The latest version for Windows XP and Vista: http://www.nurgo-software.com/download/AquaSnap_1.17.1/AquaSnap.zip

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JPEGView v1.0.40 Updated

Andrew Lee on 14 May 2022
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Mar 2022
  • Suggested by infimum

JPEGView is a minimalistic viewer/editor designed to view images from digital cameras full screen and with highest quality possible. Basic image editing functionality is provided, allowing correction for typical problems as color cast, high/low contrast, orientation and under- or overexposure very quickly and interactively during review of the images. The program can view and save JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF, TIFF, or WEBP. Includes batch rename and copy features.

While JPEGView is not intended as a replacement for a full-blown image editor, the included tool set of commonly-used modifications means such editors should be needed less often.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder).

Alternatively, JPEGView Portable is also available from PortableApps.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a temproary folder
  2. Choose the folder for your operating system (JPEGView32 or JPEGView64) and copy to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch JPEGView.exe
Similar/alternative apps: FreeVimager
What's new? See: https://github.com/sylikc/jpegview/releases/tag/v1.0.40
Latest comments
shnbwmn on 2018-05-07 06:10

You can also use something like eXpresso[1], which has the benefit of being global and singular.

[1]: http://www.lupopensuite.com/db/expresso.htm

GerryB on 2020-09-06 13:32

Something I've encountered in JPEGView: If you're working with a transparent PNG file, avoid editing and saving it with JPEGView, as the app cannot retain the transparent content and will replace it with a black background. JPEGView is otherwise very good for basic image editing.

GerryB on 2020-09-06 13:42

Re my previous comment: This was with the 32-bit version. I have no way of knowing how the 64-bit version deals with transparencies, as I can't run it on my machine. At any rate, viewing them is OK; just don't save them from JPEGView.

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