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ColorConsole v4.66 Updated

billon on 30 Jul 2020
  • 358KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Jul 2020
  • Suggested by guinness

ColorConsole is an enhanced console with changeable font, style and color. Features include sizable window, multi-tabs, copy/paste/cut function, a fast folder switch, and export to RTF and HTML.

System requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ColorcConsole_Portable.exe or ColorConsole_x64_p.exe (for 64-bit OS).
What's new? See:
Latest comments
Peter202 on 2014-07-04 13:05

What is the template to add commands to the menu list? Whatever i try it doesn't work.

Anyone knows about other cmd replacement that allows you to save commands?

Midas on 2014-07-04 17:45

JPsoft 4DOS/4NT (currently renamed to Take Command) allows you to set up persistent "alias", just check the documentation...

Peter202 on 2014-07-05 07:55


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Balabolka v2.15.0.750 Updated

billon on 1 Aug 2020
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Aug 2020
  • 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.

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?
  • Small improvements.
  • Fixed:
    • The error in the "Find/Replace" dialog window;
    • The Clipboard Watch.
  • Resources for Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified) and Spanish languages were updated.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2014-08-31 01:36

Balabolka 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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RBTray v4.8

billon on 31 Aug 2018
  • 149KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by modussn

RBTray allows you to minimize application windows to the system tray by:

  • Right-Clicking its minimize button
  • Shift-Right-Clicking on its title bar
  • Using the Windows-Alt-Down hotkey
Note that not all all of these methods will work for every window, so please use whichever one works for your needs.

Restore a window by left clicking that window's tray icon, or by selecting 'Restore Window' from the tray icon's right-click menu.

Note: The program has no tray icon of its own. To exit the application, minimize a window, right-click the resulting tray icon and choose 'Exit RBTray'. Alternatively, run RBTray.exe with the "--exit" parameter.

System requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the RBTray.exe and RBHook.dll to a folder of your choice. Launch RBTray.exe.
What's new? See:
Latest comments
TH on 2011-04-19 19:09

I find I have to double click tray icon to restore, single click does nothing. Using XP SP3. Very useful program.

zak_711 on 2011-07-07 22:14

Hidewin, Iconize, RBTray, and so on ...
I think the best and more useful that let you iconize on sys tray and set the trasparency of every window just right clicking is still Power Menu.

pilgrim on 2011-07-08 11:08

you can use also wintray, which is nice.

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TimeSync v2.35

billon on 24 Apr 2018
  • 120KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

TimeSync gets the current time from a NIST server and adjusts the PC clock if necessary. It will try alternative servers in case the time cannot be obtained from the first server. You can use the "/auto" parameter to run TimeSync so that it will automatically synchronize the time without user action.

System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch timesync.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new?
  • Internal improvements; new icon.
  • Added: INI file [response] FailedAuto= (server names).
  • HTML user guide.
  • 64 bit version available.
  • PureBasic compiler ver. 5.62.
Latest comments
Terrine on 2010-08-15 05:44

Emsisoft Anti-malware scan found malware... which is strange because I've been using it for years. Anyone?

Emsisoft Anti-Malware - Version 1.0
Last update: 15/08/2010 07:35:35

Scan settings:

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects: Memory, Traces, Cookies
Scan archives: Off
Heuristics: Off
ADS Scan: On

Scan start: 15/08/2010 07:36:11

c:\program files\timesync detected:!A2


Files: 356
Traces: 395116
Cookies: 137
Processes: 31


Files: 0
Traces: 1
Cookies: 0
Processes: 0
Registry keys: 0

Scan end: 15/08/2010 07:39:35
Scan time: 0:03:24

Rob on 2010-12-02 22:27

In my eternal quest for optimization I (accidentally) removed NTP support from my XP installation through nLite, so this program is very useful to restore lost functionality at a small footprint :)

shodan816 on 2012-08-09 12:28

As a couple of others have stated, this utility is completely unnecessary for Windows XP, Vista and Win7 because they already have time synchronizers built in. Other than for a school assignment for 'Intro to Programming 101,' I have no idea why someone would waste their time writing it.

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TorChat v0.9.9.553

smaragdus on 19 Jun 2017
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Sep 2012
  • Suggested by garbanzo

TorChat is a basic, text-only instant messaging client focused on security and anonymity. It includes availability (away, lunch, etc), optional profile, and avatar. The program requires almost no setup: just share your randomly-generated username (e.g. "bkmworoidjwxz5l") to other TorChat users. These are easily created and discarded to help maintain anonymity.

The program uses the Tor network's hidden services feature to send messages between peers with authentication and encryption based on public key exchange.

Also available for Linux.

NOTE: TorChat has been out of development for some time and connection may require additional steps. Ricochet is an attempted replacement.

System requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPL v3
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Move files located in bin to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch torchat.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Ricochet, Pidgin (with available encryption plugins)
What's new?
  • Fix (regression) buddy context menu not working.
    [*Windows: Update the bundled tor.exe to current stable version
Latest comments
bankr on 2012-06-19 19:50

TorChat author has moved the project page.

+++ Feb-05, 2012: This project has been moved to github +++
Further development of TorChat will continue at github, effective immediately. I have not yet decided what should happen to this project page and repository here at googlecode, for now I will just leave it as it is and just not update it any longer, I will mark all downloads as deprecated and eventually remove the project page, close the issue tracker and maybe even commit an rm -rf to the svn repository.

May be it is worth to update the links.

smaragdus on 2015-09-06 02:34

The missing TorChat forum thread- .

Checker on 2015-09-06 10:53

@smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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