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Sigil Portable v1.5.1 Updated

Andrew Lee on 30 Mar 2021
  • 140MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Mar 2021
  • Suggested by ChemZ

Sigil is a tabbed editor for the EPUB format commonly used in eBooks. The program includes basic formatting, customizable fonts and styles, hotkeys and spellcheck. You can generate a table of contents, embed files (audio, video, or other), edit/add metadata, rearrange or split pages, add vector (SVG) images and available "clips" for frequently entered text.

As the format is based on simple HTML, the program includes a WYSIWYG-style book vs. code view, the ability to modify cascading style sheets and additional functionality via plugins. The program can even shrink some eBooks by discarding unused media elements.

Cross-platform with clients for Linux, Mac and supports many languages. Sigil Portable is a wrapper version of the program and X-Sigil is also available.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch SigilPortable.exe.

Optionally, the user guide is available as a separate download.
Similar/alternative apps: KompoZer
What's new?
  • Sigil-1.5.1 represents a mix of bug fixes and new features for both epub2 and epub3 users.

SoftMaker FreeOffice v2018 Rev 982

webfork on 30 Jan 2021
  • 155MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by Stone Tablet

FreeOffice is a fast and lightweight office suite with word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation tools. The interface supports themes, a dark mode, and classic or ribbon-style toolbars. All components include a wide variety of formatting, functions, and animation.

The program will import and export to standard Microsoft formats with reasonable fidelity. A pro version is also available with additional features (including 64-bit), as well as the previous version.

NOTE: The program will eventually require email registration, but a workaround is available.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download and install
  2. Copy the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Softmaker Office 2018\ to a destination of your choice
  3. Uninstall the program
  4. In the destination folder, create two empty text files:

    portable.txt
    updater.ini

  5. Launch TextMaker.exe, PlanMaker.exe, or Presentations.exe

Optionally, delete the inst/banners subfolder and the files SoftMakerUpdaterTool.exe and usbstick.exe
Similar/alternative apps: LibreOffice
What's new? See:
https://www.freeoffice.com/en/download/servicepacks
Latest comments
NunoEFSilva on 2021-05-01 12:52

A very competent Portable Freeware Office.
Snappy and pleasant: loads quickly and works with agility.
Has to be probabilized after acquired but one can use its word processor, spreadsheet and presentation apps together or individually. Very reasonable compatibility with M$ Office, also OpenOffice and LibreOffice.

opsimathic on 2021-05-01 15:45

@NunoEFSilva - can you explain what you mean by "Has to be probabilized"? Many thanks.

Midas on 2021-05-03 07:48

@opsimathic: a typo, probably (:), meant to be "portabilized"...

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