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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.

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.

JSONedit v0.9.37 Updated

SYSTEM on 22 Mar 2021
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Mar 2021
  • Suggested by I am Baas

JSONedit is a simple editor for the JavaScript Object Notation format "a text-based open standard designed for human-readable data interchange" (source) with available text and tree views.

Includes array generator using embedded Lua interpreter and Scintilla for text edition.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch JSONedit.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: JSON Viewer
What's new?
  • added option to use relaxed parser for text pasted from clipboard ("JSON" settings tab)
  • fixed extended object node description disappearing from view after deleting or reordering array element(s)
  • tree view: focusing main panel instead of editor by default
  • added "Cut node"/Ctrl+X to tree view
  • file association: changed "JSONedit File" name to "JSON File"
  • new, higher resolution icons from YoYoK3nny; separate icon associated with file
  • relaxed parser accepts also strings quoted with single quote (like in javascript)
  • added "Copy node with optional key quoting" to tree context menu (copying in javascript-like style, with no quotation around object keys if they are not needed)
  • decluttering tree view popup menu - new settings for popup menu visiblity are added, few less used and newest items are hidden with default configuration but can be manually enabled
  • changed order of items in tree view popup menu
  • added "Wrap" -> "in object"/"in array" to tree popup menu (opt-in menu item)
  • checking if clipboard has text for "Paste as root from clipboard" function when showing tree popup menu
  • NDJSON viewer: fixed paste function and moved to "Edit" menu
  • NDJSON viewer: added "Load current content as array to main editor window" function
  • fixed true/false value editor combobox disappearing when reducing window height
  • fixed inconsistent shortcut for "Delete node" in list view
  • fixed common hotkeys (Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V/...) working incorrectly (executing actions from tree view) in script editor window
Latest comments
TheCommentWriter on 2014-06-03 09:56

Nice tool. Should accept copy&pasted JSON-Data too.
Would be even better, if it could produce JSON classes for C#, VB.NET from the JSON data.

jamesmalvi on 2014-11-27 08:29

I would suggest to use online json viewer

billon on 2017-05-04 01:56

There is also UTF-8 branch -

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CSVFileView v2.50 Updated

Andrew Lee on 18 Feb 2021
  • 250KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Nov 2020
  • Suggested by Checker

CSVFileView is a simple spreadsheet viewer/converter utility for comma-separated value (CSV) or tab-delimited file. You can sort the lines according to one of the fields, remove unwanted fields and change their order and then save the result back into CSV file, tab-delimited file, XML file, or HTML report.

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 CSVFileView.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: CSVed
What's new?
  • Updated to work properly in high DPI mode.
  • Added 'Put Icon On Tray' option.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-04-17 12:04

CSVfileView v2.31 released 16-APR-2017

Changelog :
• Added 'Align Numeric Columns To Right' option (under the Options menu).

Thanks Nir ...;-)

__philippe on 2017-11-25 14:03

CSVFileView 2.37 released 23-NOV-2017

- Fixed bug: CSVFileView failed to display properly csv lines with very long field.

hamasaki on 2020-10-01 01:26

Great little program, which I've used for ages. Nice and fast. Great for viewing CSV files quickly.

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MiTeC XML Viewer v6.1.0

billon on 2 Jan 2021
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by 4sydney

MiTeC XML Viewer include simple XML Editor with xml validation, very fast SAX parser, support hierarchical and text preview, text searching, Base64 decoding, SVG preview, attribute listing, image interpretation, Web and Content preview and large files up to available memory.

Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Registry, if "Persistent settings" option is enabled (they'll be saved to 'HKCU\Software\MiTeC\XMLViewer').
Stealth: ? Yes. But only if no settings saved; otherwise see "Writes settings to" above.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch XMLView.exe or XMLView64.exe.
What's new? See:
Latest comments
agam on 2016-12-19 12:24

sorry, it is not portable - wrotes settings to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\MiTeC

billon on 2016-12-19 12:51


DO NOT select "Persistent settings"

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Precision Helper v2.0.1.7

webfork on 9 Dec 2020
  • 21MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Apr 2012
  • Suggested by joby_toss

Precision Helper is a tool for creating and managing help projects. It focuses on the organization of existing html files, xml files, scripts, images and other resources so that the help author has the best overview of the project.

The program works natively with the Microsoft HTML Help projects format (HHP) and can publish to the CHM, WebHelp, ePUB (e-book), PDF, and the single html document formats.

Precision Helper is designed for advanced developers and authors, but provides a user-friendly environment accessible to beginners.

Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft HTML Help Workshop (for compiling into the CHM format)
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PrecisionHelper.exe.
What's new? See:
Latest comments
aazard on 2020-12-05 14:28

*NOTE: both direct and website link are to current version "v2.0.1.7",
* Still needs 2001 "Auto subtopics table of contents" add-on manually added

Midas on 2020-12-09 09:44

Be forewarned: PrecisionHelper can't create help files without "Microsoft Html Help Workshop" but instructions for its download and portable install are nowhere to be found.

webfork on 2020-12-10 02:05

@Midas: Good catch -- I added a link to the entry under Dependencies.

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