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ProcessKO v4.72 Updated

billon on 13 Aug 2019

ProcessKO is a small useful tool designed to quickly kill any running or hanging process / program.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a blank text file and name it ProcessKO.ini
  3. Launch ProcessKO_Win98.exe, ProcessKO_Unicode.exe or ProcessKO_x64.exe
What's new?
Latest comments
__philippe on 2013-12-08 13:44

ProcessKO v 3.21 released.

fullbug on 2014-03-21 22:22

Thanx! Great little program....

MIKLO on 2016-10-01 18:27

Really like this pgm small and powerful, does exactly what I want when I want, what a concept.
MIKLO

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DesktopOK v6.46 Updated

billon on 16 Aug 2019
  • 446KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Aug 2019
  • 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).

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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?
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2017-04-03 14:55

I still use & really like this program now using Windoze 10. I'm anal about my Desktop icons arrangement, and this program makes it so easy to line them up just as I want. Thanks to the maker for a program that I have used for a very long time across many different operating systems. Has always been flawless for me :)
MIKLO

Midas on 2017-04-04 12:44

It would be even better if DesktopOK didn't force an icon rearrangement with every resolution change -- in my laptop, a lot of those are temporary, resulting from user logon or the machine coming out of sleep state before, rerouting graphics to my higher resolution external screen. After some time it's galling to have to restore icon arrangement after every such hiccup. I've gone through all settings several times but up to now have been unable to disable this behavior.

MIKLO on 2017-04-20 14:18

@Midas strange because I have used on laptops for a very long time and have never seen this problem, now I really curious to see if I can make happen. More to be revealed.
MIKLO

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Artweaver Free v7.0.0 Updated

billon on 11 Aug 2019
  • 41MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Aug 2019
  • Suggested by Island Boy

Artweaver is an image editor that tries to simulate natural brush tools eg. chalk, charcoal, pencils. It supports common image formats such as BMP, GIF, JPEG, PCX, TGA, TIFF, PNG and PSD, in addition to its own format (AWD). Image editing functions includes selection, gradient, crop, fill, transparency, layers, effects (sharpen, blur, emboss, mosaic etc.).

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Move the contents of {app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Create a text file Artweaver.ini in that folder with the content:

    [Settings]
    LangFilePath=Languages\Artweaver_en.lng

  4. Launch Artweaver.exe
What's new? See:
https://www.artweaver.de/en/changelog
Latest comments
ishldgetoutmore on 2011-12-07 21:49

I used Universal Extractor to open the installer, then copied the {app} folder to my PortableApps directory on my USB drive. I renamed it to Artweaver and created the .ini file. Seems to run just fine! I guess the {embedded} directory contains license files and so forth; not necessary to run the program. Very nice!

dany on 2011-12-08 00:06

@foxcole: click the link in 'how to extract.', you need to replace bin/innounp.exe with the latest version, yours only supports versions up to 5.1.1. Innounp version 0.36 supports unpacking version 5.4.2 Inno Setup installers.
Worked for me.

Happy.Camper2 on 2017-03-10 19:34

Sadly, The Artweaver Team will shutdown on
06/01/2017.
Article at Artweaver blog=>
https://www.artweaver.de/en/blog/80

Take Care All,
Happy Camper2

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NewFileTime v3.66 Updated

billon on 11 Aug 2019
  • 121KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Aug 2019
  • Suggested by guinness

NewFileTime is a small but effective tool that provides you easy access to correct or manipulate any of the timestamps for any file and folder.

This is useful for other tools that rely upon timestamps (archiving and automation programs) or removing indicators that a file was modified recently (for security).

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file and name it NewFileTime.ini
  3. Launch NewFileTime.exe(ANSI) or NewFileTime_uc.exe(Unicode) or NewFileTime_x64.exe for 64-bit
What's new?
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2016-08-25 12:28

It works but its not the most user friendly app I've ever seen, but 2B fair it did change my file time with a little experimenting.
MIKLO

Wolfghost on 2016-12-04 22:45

So why it suddently write to appdata roaming too??

Special on 2017-03-14 01:20

"So why it suddently write to appdata roaming too??"

Notices this too, so it's not portable?

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DSpeech v1.73.99 Updated

billon on 15 Aug 2019
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Aug 2019
  • Suggested by AlephX

DSpeech is a text-to-speech program with the option of saving the output to a variety of formats, great for reviewing text or creating audio books. The program uses Microsoft's included speech engine SAPI5 but also supports dynamically changing the features of the voices using tags e.g. insert pauses, emphasize specific words, spell them out etc.

The program can do simple audio/voice recordings to save to WAV, and include some basic dictation / voice control tools ("ASR" for Automatic Speech Recognition). Text can be imported from a variety of formats TXT, DOC, DOCX, RTF, HTML, XML and PDF and outputs to MP3, OGG, AAC, WMA, OPUS and AMR.

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft speech engine SAPI5
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DSpeech.exe.

WinNT/2K users: need to install the speech engine separately. You will find links to plugins, speech engines and voice sets on the program website.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language and manual files.
Similar/alternative apps: Balabolka
What's new? See:
https://www.softpedia.com/progChangelog/DSpeech-Changelog-36935.html
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-04-01 21:46

I tried to test DSpeech but it failed to run on my system (Windows 8.1)- what are its requirements?

AndTheWolf on 2017-02-22 20:48

Now at v1.63.0

Happy.Camper2 on 2017-06-10 17:28

DSpeech is now version 1.63.3 Released 2017 Mar 27 at Authors site.
http://dimio.altervista.org/eng/index.html

Download Link=>
http://dimio.altervista.org/stats/download.php?id=5

DSpeech is now available in .paf format over at portableapps.com - version 1.63.3 Released 2017 Jun 09
https://portableapps.com/apps/accessibility/dspeech-portable

Download Link=>
http://download3.portableapps.com/portableapps/dspeechportable/DSpeechPortable_1.63.3.paf.exe

Enjoy!

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