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Balabolka v2.14.0.670 Updated

billon on 22 Sep 2018
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Sep 2018
  • 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.

Category:
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 DjVu files.
  • Resources for Slovenian language were updated.
Latest comments
Mixture on 2014-08-07 20:37

@Checker:
I did something far better.
I uninstalled the flawed ver. 2.10.0.572 portable and installed desktop ver. 2.9.0.565 of Balabolka. My Avast AV doesn't complain anymore.

smaragdus on 2014-08-31 01:36

Balabolka 2.10.0.573 released.

Checker on 2014-08-31 01:53

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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qBittorrent Portable v4.1.3 Updated

billon on 21 Sep 2018
  • 19MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Sep 2018
  • Suggested by rbon

qBittorrent is a file sharing client modeled as an open alternative to ĀµTorrent. It includes a torrent search engine, support for all extensions (DHT, Peer Exchange, crypto, Magnet/BitComet etc.), web interface, RSS, scheduler, IP Filtering (eMule and PeerGuardian compatible), IPv6 compliance and more. Uniquely, it includes a program lock to password-protect the interface.

The program includes torrent creation and even tracker capabilities (for serving content).

qBittorrent Portable is PortableApps.com version of the program. Alternatively, X-qBittorrent is also available. Clients are also available for other platforms (Mac, Linux, FreeBSD, OS/2) and in ~25 world languages.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch qBittorrentPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: ĀµTorrent, Free Download Manager
What's new? See:
https://www.qbittorrent.org/news.php
Latest comments
stisev on 2017-01-03 10:32

Such garbage software. The author is about the biggest asshole I have ever met in the development world. Seriously, if you think this is an opinion go read the issues forum. as ransom for portable mode, he's demanding people give him money. You really can't make this shit up.

I gave qbittorrent an honest try. I can't get magnet links to associate with the portable version anymore. I even tried running it in Sandboxie and manually installing a reg entry.

This app should be reported and removed from PF as it constantly spreads its files all over my computer after magnet links are associated.
IT. IS. NOT. PORTABLE. and based on what the way the dev is screaming at its users, it's becoming donation-ware.

I encourage you all to petition mods to remove this app.

MIKLO on 2018-02-25 08:51

@stisev tell us what you really think lol, I will agree this software does have some problems that don't seem to get addressed so that's why I'm passing on this. :)
MIKLO

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PhonerLite v2.68 Updated

billon on 19 Sep 2018
  • 12MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Sep 2018
  • Suggested by cmmehl

PhonerLite is an SIP softphone for making and receiving VoIP calls. It supports multiple SIP profiles, integrated phone book and call logging.

Note: PhonerLite is a stripped-down version of Phoner, with a different but more user-friendly GUI. They use the same DLL and configuration data (sipper.ini) and can co-exist in the same folder.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PhonerLite.exe.
What's new? Fixed:
  • Version update check.
  • Periodic focus change when ringing.
Latest comments
CornHolio the Gringo on 2015-05-02 17:07

Thanks, Mate

Checker on 2016-06-25 19:52

'PhonerLite' is bigger in size than 'Phoner' now :D

BGM on 2017-02-08 03:04

Haha - I'm still using this program! It's still the best you can get for free.

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AllDup v4.1.8 Updated

billon on 14 Sep 2018
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Sep 2018
  • Suggested by guinness

AllDup removes duplicate files from one or multiple directories and includes a preview function using Windows own tools (IE, MediaPlayer and WordPad). Can find duplicates by file name, file extension, file content, file dates, file attributes. The software can also scan ZIP or RAR archives (with an optional file size limit) and filter file types and/or folders.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable Edition" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AllDupPortable.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new? See:
http://www.alldup.de/alldup_help/alldup_version.php
Latest comments
Onesimus Prime on 2011-01-09 02:18

At least three places on their site, they call it freeware, including the phrase "Freeware for private and commercial use" (http://www.alldup.de/en_alldup.htm)
On the other hand AllSync, from the same company, is time-limited shareware--perhaps Lee got the two confused?

webfork on 2013-02-16 20:12

@Prime: Unknown. Anyway, just rechecked the status and the current license info is correct.

MIKLO on 2017-10-12 15:04

Working as "freeware" for me :) very nice software does all I want and more thanks for job well done.
MIKLO

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VeraCrypt v1.23 Updated

billon on 13 Sep 2018
  • 31MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Sep 2018
  • Suggested by abc

VeraCrypt is volume encryption software that functions like an attached drive, making it possible to actively work with data like any other drive until the volume is dismounted. The program supports favorites, hot keys, hardware acceleration, and auto-mount options. Includes a variety of available tools for added security including keyfiles, security tokens, hidden volumes, auto-dismount, cascaded encryption and cached password management.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux. Alternatively, VeraCrypt Portable is also available.

VeraCrypt is based on the inactive TrueCrypt, attempting to solve some of the program's documented weaknesses. The program can open and convert TrueCrypt volumes.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. Writes "LEGACY_VERACRYPT" driver settings to the registry.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable version" installer and launch
  2. When prompted to install, select the Extract option and select a folder of your choice
  3. Launch VeraCrypt.exe
For more information on the available options of running VeraCrypt in portable mode, read the section on Portable Mode.
Similar/alternative apps: TrueCrypt
What's new? See:
https://www.veracrypt.fr/en/Release Notes.html
Latest comments
Checker on 2015-09-11 16:07

@smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

Shadeclan on 2017-05-31 16:41

CodePlex, the repository of Veracrypt, has been shut down and Veracrypt can now be found here: https://www.veracrypt.fr/en/Home.html

Mixture on 2017-07-11 17:29

Version 1.21 still does not install on my Windows 10 system. I had the same problem with the 1.20 version of VeraCrypt.

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