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Lintalist v1.9.23 Updated

Ennovy on 13 Jul 2024
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Jul 2024
  • Suggested by lintalist

Lintalist is a context-sensitive text expander with abbreviations, shortcuts, plugins, and scripts. It allows you to store and (incrementally) search and edit texts in bundles and paste a selected text in your active program. Entered text can be interactive, such as automatically inserting the current time and date, requesting (basic) user input, or making a selection from a list, as well as running a script.

The program supports keyboard shortcuts or abbreviations to paste the text (or run a script) without opening the search window, and allows images and formatted text, including HTML, markdown, and RTF.

A 64-bit version is also available. Written in AutoHotkey

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes. The program can create shortcuts (lnk) on your desktop and/or startup folder for you.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Lintalist.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Beeftext Texter
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hamasaki on 2020-04-11 21:41

Doesn't work unless I'm missing something. Change any setting, restart and it crashes.

hamasaki on 2020-04-12 11:12

As a follow up, I contacted the developer and this has been fixed.

hamasaki on 2021-08-08 12:37

Finally got around to taking a closer look at this software and I'm totally blown away with just how good it is. You need to spend a bit of time with it, but wow, such a timesaver. I can consolidate 3 or 4 other programs I use into just this one. Excellent.

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PhraseExpress v16.2.32 Updated

Ennovy on 13 May 2024
  • 171MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 May 2024
  • Suggested by JohnW

PhraseExpress is a keyboard macro utility that manages all your frequently used text phrases from a taskbar icon and allows you to paste them into any application with a single mouse click, a keyboard shortcut, or a text macro command. The program is ideal for email reply templates, signatures, addresses and any other information that you find yourself typing repeatedly.

PhraseExpress also includes powerful macro functions to launch programs, files or email messages, offers support for dynamic macro commands and comes with a unique text-prediction feature.

Runs on:Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "Portable Edition" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch phraseexpress.exe -portable.
Similar/alternative apps: Texter
What's new? See:
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AndTheWolf on 2017-01-10 18:00

Most recent version is 12.0.124

Ennovy on 2017-01-10 18:30

@AndTheWolf: Thanks. The version history however is not updated

bartelsmedia on 2020-08-17 04:38

You can find the version history here:
Windows version:

Mac version:


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Sigil Portable v2.1.0

lwc on 5 Apr 2024
  • 344MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Apr 2024
  • 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 an outdated X-Sigil is also available.

Runs on:Win10 / Win11 / 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
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Scribus Portable v1.6.1

Andrew Lee on 17 Jan 2024
  • 137MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Jan 2024
  • Suggested by JohnW

Scribus is a desktop-publishing tool similar to Adobe InDesign and Microsoft Publisher. It supports professional publishing features, such as CMYK color, separations, ICC color management and versatile PDF creation. Includes support for a wide variety of file types via import filters, rendering of markup languages and XML file format. Other features include PDF Import, EPS import/export, Unicode text including right to left scripts such as Arabic and Hebrew. Scribus is cross-platform and open source.

Scribus Portable is version of the program. Alternatively, X-Scribus is also available.

Win2K user: Version 1.3 series option (unsupported): Portable Scribus - (choose English or multilingual, extract to any folder of your choice and Launch PortableScribus.exe)

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch ScribusPortable.exe

Optional: to enable a variety of PDF functions, install Ghostscript Portable to the folder adjacent to ScribusPortable (e.g. If you have installed Portable Scribus to X:\PortableApps\ScribusPortable, install Ghostscript to X:\PortableApps\CommonFiles\Ghostscript)
Similar/alternative apps: Inkscape
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zorro on 2019-01-28 03:40

...sorry, my previous comment only applies to the stable version 1.4.7 - changing "HKCU\Software\QtProject.." to "HKCU\Software\Trolltech.." in "ScribusPortable.ini" does it.
The test version (1.5.4) is stealth out of the box.

juverax on 2023-05-23 09:50

Scribus 1.5.8 released See
" The Scribus Team is pleased to announce the release of version 1.5.8. Like previous releases, work on version 1.5.8 focused mostly on bugfixes and code optimizations, the latter of which are expected to lead to reliability and speed improvements. We have also begun to prepare Scribus for using Qt6, which will make our work easier for future releases. "

I am not sure this release i portable,since itis not a "paf" file.

juverax on 2023-05-23 09:57

Download page (Sourceforge):

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Softi FreeOCR v2.6

lwc on 3 Nov 2023
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Jan 2009
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Softi FreeOCR is an image-to-text program using the Tesseract Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software. It supports multi-page TIFF images and import of documents via TWAIN scanners. Scanned text can be saved as ASCII text files.

Note: Images must have high detail (around 300 dpi) to recognize text reliably. Additionally, the application has been discontinued and website taken offline, so we have made it available for direct download.

Runs on:Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. The application files are in the {app} folder
  3. Launch FreeOcr.exe
Similar/alternative apps: PDF XChange Viewer (with OCR plugin)
Latest comments
amcclendon on 2011-09-08 13:14

didn't work. All it did was output some gibberish.

webfork on 2011-09-08 20:03

amcclendon: if you give it even somewhat small text, it will choke. I usually have to give it stuff scanned at 200 DPI (most pages taking up about 2 megs).

coolayman on 2015-07-28 00:53

I like it as it works with my scanner and OCR is quick. For more languages, download the language packs for tesseract 2.00 (dated Jul 2007) at this link:

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Beeftext v16.0

rbon on 31 Dec 2022
  • 19MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Dec 2022
  • Suggested by smaragdus

Beeftext is a text substitution tool that automates the entry of frequently-used text, functional in any application that supports copy/paste. Text automation is achieved via "combos," or a text snippet substituted via a user defined keyword that serves as a trigger for the snippet. These combos can be organized into groups or individually disabled.

Additional features include playing a sound on execution, automatic backup, export and import, pause, tray control and more.

Runs on:Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT
How to extract: Download the "PortableEdition" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Beeftext.exe. For Windows 7/8/8.1 or 10 32-bit, download version 11.1.
Similar/alternative apps: Lintalist, PhraseExpress, Texter, TyperTask
What's new?
  • Added list of excluded applications where Beeftext will not perform substitution (issue #429).
  • Restored the default list of sensitive applications (issue #494).
  • Fixed week number substitution in dateTime variable (issue #514).
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2018-05-06 23:25

Love this software. Was previously using Typertask, but this is much better.

stisev on 2019-09-07 20:38

Doesnt work in Citrix. This is a huge dealbreaker

Pendrive on 2022-11-02 14:50

"Runs on: Win7 / Win8 / Win10": it does not. I could not get any of the versions from 12 to 14 to run on my Windows-8 laptop.

Today, I came across this note:
"Beeftext uses the Qt framework that drop support for Windows 7 and Windows 8 with the release of Qt 6. Beeftext 11.1 is the last version to run on Windows 7 and Windows 8 (all variants)."

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AutoText v8.0

agam on 13 Nov 2022
  • 306KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Nov 2022
  • Suggested by agam

AutoText offers in a small tooltip window saved words, texts, phrases, snippets etc. during typing in any other program and will insert the selected item directly to the cursor position. In case of unsuccessful search, Space, Return, PgUp, PgDn etc. closes the small window, so that fast and liquid typing is not disturbed. Three different search methods can be set.

In addition AutoText monitors the clipboard and saves the last X text entries of the clipboard, which can then be retrieved as well.

Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AutoText.exe.
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2019-05-12 10:30

Download link is a 404

webfork on 2019-05-19 16:25

@hamasaki: just tested on my side and not seeing an error

bawldiggle on 2023-02-25 22:36

There are four auto-text tools called "AutoText" this one is by Persoft.
"Jitbit" and "Auto Text Software" also have there own "AutoText" apps. Then there is MS Words "AutoText" just to add to the mix.
Persoft home page is very minimalist. No dedicated home page. No documenation. No help, No contacts. No copyright declaration.

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tinySpell v1.9.64

Ennovy on 5 Aug 2021
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Aug 2021
  • Suggested by joby_toss

tinySpell allows you to easily and quickly check and correct the spelling in any Windows application. It watches your typing on the fly and alerts you whenever it detects a misspelled word. The program can also check the spelling of text that you copy to the clipboard.

Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch tinySpellp.exe.
What's new? See:
Latest comments
NickR on 2015-11-20 16:48

@Midas 'but it only mentions changes in the paid version for this release1'

;-) you hit the nail on the head

Ennovy on 2020-06-10 09:35

Version 1.9.63 released today

FireRabbit on 2021-08-05 01:23

Come on Dev give us some real updates so I have a reason to toss more money your way. My lic expired in 2015 and this new minor mystery [eg: undocumented] update isn't going to get me to renew...

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TextWorx v1.4

Andrew Lee on 1 Aug 2021
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 May 2019
  • Suggested by webfork

TextWorx lets you access a large suite of text manipulation functions within any text editor or browser. It provides a universal context menu and custom toolbar/s that you invoke with a hotkey. To use, select the text that you wish to manipulate, then open the context menu and select the function that you wish to run the selected text against.

The things you can do includes: insert various date formats, change case to various different formats, delete duplicate lines, HTML tags, multiple regex search-and-replace etc. Note that you can easily add your own functions by editing a INI file, so it can be fully customized to your own needs.

Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TextWorx.exe.

Textreme v3.1

webfork on 22 Dec 2021
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Feb 2016
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Textreme is a tool for "text remodelling", allowing you to change text and modify its appearance by delete blanks or moving/insert words. Great for updating text files with lots of minor changes that would be manually tedious, the program offers a variety of string-based functions (deleting sections, inserting into a specific place, switching bits around, etc.) for text files.

There are currently nine different actions that can be performed in various ways, and actions can be cascaded in so that many changes can be made in a single pass.

Tip: Use "TextEditor="dummy\..\..\PathToYourEditor.exe" to specify an editor with relative path in Textreme.ini.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Path portability: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package according to your system and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Textreme.exe or Textreme64.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: TextFileOperations
Latest comments
Midas on 2016-02-14 11:17

Download link not working...

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