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4ur-Windows-8-Mouse-Balls v4.55 Updated

Andrew Lee on 21 Nov 2022
  • 63KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Nov 2022
  • Suggested by joby_toss

4ur-Windows-8-Mouse-Balls generates 8 or more balls to follow the mouse pointer on your windows desktop.

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Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch 4ur-Windows-8-Mouse-Balls_p.exe or 4ur-Windows-8-Mouse-Balls_x64_p.exe (for 64-bit OS).
What's new? See: https://softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/4ur-Windows-8-Mouse-Balls/History
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smaragdus on 2013-11-02 17:50

Great program!
@Checker
Can fun be pointless?

Checker on 2013-11-02 18:48

@ smaragdus: In this case it couldn't be point-less ;)

smaragdus on 2014-03-29 23:07

@Checker
I should confess that I love pointless things created for the sake of being pointless, which is not pointless;)

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TheAeroClock v8.11 Updated

Andrew Lee on 4 Nov 2022
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Nov 2022
  • Suggested by Checker

TheAeroClock is a simple but at the same time beautiful desktop clock with alpha transparency. Basic functions include transparency, size, setting and selection of the clock texture or appearance are available.

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Runs on: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. In the same folder, create a blank text file and name it TheAeroClock.ini
  3. Launch TheAeroClock.exe or TheAeroClock_x64.exe
What's new? See: https://softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/TheAeroClock/History
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olliebean on 2020-07-06 16:00

This is not portable by default; it needs an extra step. From the readme:

"By default, the TheAeroClock.ini will be created in the folder %APPDATA%/TheAeroClock

For portable use, please create or copy in TheAeroClock working directory the TheAeroClock.ini."

stisev on 2021-02-16 03:07

For any poor souls out there who can't figure this app out.

1. Create TheAeroClock.ini in the app dir or it will write to /AppData
2. There seems to be a longstanding bug that does not show the app in the tray
3. If you want to see the program options, launch the app twice (yes you can't make this stuff up - there's no right click options, lol)

bitcoin on 2021-02-16 13:36

"3. If you want to see the program options, launch the app twice (yes you can't make this stuff up - there's no right click options, lol)"

LOL

i use Q-Dir and the multi-row tabs could be very powerful addition but the tabs hop all over the place so i never know where they are

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12-Ants v6.11 Updated

Andrew Lee on 14 Oct 2022
  • 374KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Oct 2022
  • Suggested by joby_toss

12-Ants or more for your desktop. Itching is not excluded. Watching the little rascals and have fun.

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Runs on: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 "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch 12-Ants_p.exe or 12-Ants_x64_p.exe (for 64-bit OS).
What's new? See: https://softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/12-Ants/History
Latest comments
mrpink on 2011-12-11 20:21

I know. I thought you guys might have a trick to make it stealth

joby_toss on 2011-12-12 05:26

@mrpink: you could use JauntePE to take care of those registry keys; or some other wrapper.

mrpink on 2011-12-19 13:27

There's two more from the same site (didn't bother to look at the main page), cockroach and ladybug lol. David Pi has made a launcher for all 3 of them

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DesktopSnowOK v6.11 Updated

Andrew Lee on 14 Oct 2022
  • 204KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Oct 2022
  • Suggested by Checker

DesktopSnowOK adds a little winter magic feeling (up to 2000 snow flakes) on your Desktop. Can also add flowers, stars or leaves.

Category:
Runs on: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. Launch DesktopSnowOK.exe or DesktopSnowOK_x64.exe.
What's new? See: https://softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/DesktopSnowOK/History
Latest comments
rodger123 on 2012-10-15 04:42

Neat little harmless program-wish it had skulls and other creepy stuff falling,maybe they could make a halloween version?

rodger123 on 2012-11-14 05:00

It did nothing spectacular for me,but I had my sister in arizona DL it and she went gaga over it!Must be a girl thing!Nice Job.

fullbug on 2015-12-28 15:16

Kinda cool, would be better if the snow built up a bit on the bottom of the screen.....

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AutoHideMouseCursor v5.33 Updated

Andrew Lee on 6 Oct 2022
  • 100KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Oct 2022
  • Suggested by Checker

AutoHideMouseCursor automatically hides the mouse cursor with an adjustable timer. The program is useful for reducing distractions for users while reading, during presentations, or for personal preference.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AutoHideMouseCursor_p.exe or AutoHideMouseCursor_x64_p.exe (for 64-bit OS).
What's new? See: https://softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/AutoHideMouseCursor/History

AutoHideDesktopIcons v5.77 Updated

Andrew Lee on 14 Sep 2022
  • 168KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Sep 2022
  • Suggested by USBman

AutoHideDesktopIcons allows you to hide/unhide all desktop icons after a preset time.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AutoHideDesktopIcons_p.exe.
What's new? See: https://softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/AutoHideDesktopIcons/History
Latest comments
donald on 2011-09-16 17:56

I will attempt to post on application website but ...
"Always start minimized (To Tray)" option does not work.

I have not seen changes occur to the configuration file (AutoHideDesktopIcons.ini) for this setting.

I will also ask about command line option to start minimized.

donald on 2011-09-22 00:45

Please note the immediate response of the developer.

This is a very nice and handy piece of software from a very prolific developer.

I have only seen first rate software from this developer.

freakazoid on 2013-12-02 00:03

Neat little app. Uses around 1.0 - 1.5MB RAM. GUI is a little ugly like all SoftwareOK apps, but you'll probably want to start this in the system tray and forget it! :)

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PhiBar v1.00

billon on 17 Jan 2021
  • 48KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Jan 2003
  • Suggested by scamme

Phi relationships in a color spectrum produce rich, appealing color combinations. This program has introduced a concept called PhiBar, which applies phi relationships to frequencies, or wavelengths, in the spectrum of visible colors in light.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: MSVBVM60.DLL MSCOMCTL.OCX
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PhiBar.exe.
Latest comments
juverax on 2021-01-16 17:18

The download link is broken at TPFC and also at Softpedia.
As of this writing, I could not locate phibar.exe on the internet.
It seems that this freeware application has been replaced with a commercial product (PhiMatrix).

Andrew Lee on 2021-01-17 04:40

Found on Wayback Engine:

https://web.archive.org/web/20200511020937/https://www.goldennumber.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/PhiBar.zip

juverax on 2021-01-17 10:56

VirusTotal malware detection score of " https://web.archive.org/web/20200511020937/https://www.goldennumber.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/PhiBar.zip :
14/70, including detection by Symantec and Sophos.

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Translator Boomerang v1.10.01

webfork on 21 Feb 2015
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Jan 2015
  • Suggested by Arithmomaniac

Translator Boomerang is an joke program that uses the Google Translation engine to translate your English text to foreign languages and then back again into English, for some amusing results.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
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 TranslatorBoomerang.exe.
Latest comments
Checker on 2015-01-14 01:07

I 'love' Google Translate only for that reason ;)

almhtref on 2015-02-20 13:55

thanksfor all group

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Vigenere+ v1.00.0b

webfork on 24 Nov 2019
  • 404KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by dmg

Vigenere+ is a text cipher application meant for entertainment and educational purposes. It enciphers and deciphers text using a keyed Vigenere cipher with a 100 character cipher alphabet and a key derived from your passphrase.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Vigenere+.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: You might also like XOR+
Latest comments
Midas on 2014-02-04 13:50

More info on the underlying encryption scheme can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vigenère_cipher -- a local discussion of some related aspects (/tabula recta/) is at http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=16674 ...

dmg on 2014-02-10 06:07

The Vigenere+ zip file has been re uploaded. Please see here: http://crzyinc.weebly.com/1/post/2014/02/vigenere-change.html

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XOR+ v1.00.1b

dmg on 6 Feb 2014
  • 416KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by dmg

XOR+ is a text cipher application meant for entertainment / educational purposes. It enciphers and deciphers text using a simple XOR cipher, followed by multiple transposition, homophonic substitution and obfuscation steps.

This program is not intended to perform any actual security function. XOR+ is a modern variant of the decoder rings that used to come in cereal boxes: fun and not to be taken seriously.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch XOR+.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: You might also like Vigenere+
What's new? Fixed a glitch in new line character handling.