Vivaldi >> The Portable Freeware Collection

Here is a great way to try the Vivaldi (Chromium) web browser. I am closely monitoring the development of this browser.

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Vivaldi is a customizable, tabbed web browser based on the same engine as Google Chrome. Its appearance and capabilities can be extended with themes and extensions. It features a bookmark manager, speed dial, notes, custom search engines, sessions, tab stacks, web panels, mouse gestures, keyboard shortcuts, user interface scaling, adaptive interface color and much more.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

Source: Vivaldi – The Portable Freeware Collection

A Tech Tool To Try When Your Internet Is Broken…

The first thing I guess to state is, “do not try to repair something that is not broken, you might break it”. Today I want to share with you a tech tool, called “Complete Internet Repair (by Rizonesoft)“, that is a last resort option in helping you restore an internet or network problem that may have been broken as a result of a malware attack (i.e. adware, spyware, virus, worm, Trojan horse, etc.). I have also added “Complete Internet Repair” to the “Bookmarks4Techs” page on the blog. For future reference, you can easily find the “Bookmarks4Techs” tools and sites by clicking on the tab at the top of my blog.

The description of “Complete Internet Repair” on the Rizone website is as follows:

Complete Internet Repair is a free Open Source Power Tool to repair internet connections and get you up and running in no time. Please note that it is unable to repair hardware faults or get your ISP up and running or not yet. 🙂 In short; Complete Internet Repair will attempt to repair your internet connection. setup utility for installing Complete Internet Repair to your computer and a portable version for running it straight from a memory stick or portable hard drive; this means you can carry it around with you and have it ready when something goes wrong.

Complete Internet Repair Build 3911 Screen

Source: Rizonesoft – Complete Internet Repair

A Really Cool, FREE, Small, Fast and Handy Audio Player

If you are like me, I don’t like software with glut. Today I want to lead you to a small audio player, called 1by1, that does not depend on playlists and is crafted to play folder contents on your computer. 1by1 has been around for quite awhile and I am now seeing they also have an android app as well that is currently carrying a 4.6 review rating in the Google Play Store. The “1by1” file I downloaded (for Windows) was a self-extracting “exe” file and was flagged by Windows 10. It is safe to bypass that alert and extract the files to a folder.

1by1 is a small, fast and handy audio player which is not only small: it provides a smart and versatile environment to handle your file collection and listen to your tracks – with no need to fuddle with playlists or media databases. Play your folder contents one by one, enjoy the built in powerful audio enhancing, reorganize tracks temporarily. And with Resume play never lose your last play position.

Source: 1by1


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Clipdiary – A FREE Powerful Clipboard Manager

Clipdiary is a favorite of mine, here at “What’s On My PC”, that allows me to store all my copy/paste operations (text and image) on my computer. This is very handy when you are a blogger or writer and you need to copy/paste information into a blog post.

Clipdiary can either be fully installed or downloaded as a portable app. In my case, as usual, I go portable.

 

  • Clipdiary monitors the clipboard and automatically saves its contents to the clipboard history
  • Work with text, links, images, files, and all other clipboard formats
  • Supports Starred Clips and Labels. Mark clips as important and use Labels to organize them into folders
  • Snippets – often used text templates for quick pasting.
  • The clipboard history remains between reboots
  • You can retrieve the data stored in the clipboard history whenever you need to, even after many years
  • Database encryption support (AES-256)

Source: Clipdiary


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Destroy Adware, Restore Performance with Malwarebytes AdwCleaner

Highly recommend that you download and occasionally run Malwarebytes AdwCleaner on your computer. No installation is required. Just download and run.

Description on the website is as follows:

Computer running slow? Strange messages popping up? Browser homepage changed without your permission? This could be the work of adware (and its friends), a sneaky variant of malware that is hard to find, and harder to remove. Malwarebytes AdwCleaner employs innovative technology engineered solely to detect and remove these unwanted hitchhikers. It’s the cleaner of choice for home users and technicians.

Source: Malwarebytes AdwCleaner


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[UPDATED] FastStone Image Viewer – A FREE Image Viewer That Is More Than A Viewer

FastStone Image Viewer is my main image viewer on my computer. I have used it for years… It is available as a full install or as a portable app. Highly recommended… Many, many built-in features, such as a slideshow builder, draw board and screen capture utilityu. No Adware. No Spyware. Free for Home Users

FastStone Image Viewer is a fast, stable, user-friendly image browser, converter and editor. It has a nice array of features that include image viewing, management, comparison, red-eye removal, emailing, resizing, cropping, retouching and color adjustments. Its innovative but intuitive full-screen mode provides quick access to EXIF information, thumbnail browser and major functionalities via hidden toolbars that pop up when your mouse touches one of the four edges of the screen. Other features include a high quality magnifier and a musical slideshow with 150+ transitional effects, as well as lossless JPEG transitions, drop shadow effects, image annotation, scanner support, histogram and much more. It supports all major graphic formats (BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, animated GIF, PNG, PCX, PSD, EPS, TIFF, WMF, ICO, CUR and TGA) and popular digital camera RAW formats (CR2, CR3, CRW, NEF, NRW, PEF, RAF, RWL, MRW, ORF, SRW, X3F, ARW, SR2, SRF, RW2 and DNG).

Source: Fastone Image Viewer


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[UPDATED] PeaZip – Free file archiver utility, open, extract RAR TAR ZIP archives

PeaZip, my favorite (go to) file archiver has been recently updated. I use PeaZip as my primary method to archive encrypted (password required) private files.

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PeaZip is free file archiver utility, based on Open Source technologies of 7-Zip, p7zip, Brotli, FreeArc, PAQ, Zstandard, and PEA projects.

Cross-platform, full-featured but user-friendly alternative to WinRar, WinZip and similar general purpose archive manager applications, open and extract 180+ archive formats: 001, 7Z, ACE(*), ARC, ARJ, BR, BZ2, CAB, DMG, GZ, ISO, LHA, PAQ, PEA, RAR, TAR, UDF, WIM, XZ, ZIP, ZIPX, ZST – view full list of supported archive file formats for archiving and for extraction.

Source: PeaZip

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Joplin – A FREE Open Source Note Taking and To Do Application

Here at What’s On My PC my passion has always been software and apps. I especially love participating in open source software that is in development. Recently I installed on my Windows PC a note taking and to do application called Joplin. Joplin is an open source (FREE) program that will run on Windows (full install or portable app), macOS, Linux, Android and Apple. I have tried the whole gamut of note taking applications and what I am liking about Joplin is that you do not sync your notes to an online note taking service that has control of your data; instead you can sync your notes to either to your Dropbox account, Microsoft OneDrive account, NextCloud self-hosting private cloud, WebDav compatible file services, or to your local drive. There is also a browser extension available for Chromium based browsers and Firefox. When syncing, data transfers are encrypted (End To End Encryption); therefore, no data can be read while in transit. The only catch with the encryption feature is that you manually have to activate it from the device or computer that serves as your main computer and allow the device to perform a complete synchronization.

If you give Joplin a try, keep in mind there is a slight learning curve to get it setup, but once you do, I don’t think you will regret it. I truly like the idea that I have control of my data with this application and that it is techie in nature.

My setup of Joplin is as follows:

On my Windows computer(s) I installed the portable version along with the Chromium based browser extension. On my smartphone and Chromebook, I installed the Android version. On each device I had to configure the synchronization to OneDrive.

Below is the feature list of Joplin:

  • Desktop, mobile and terminal applications.
  • Web Clipper for Firefox and Chrome.
  • End To End Encryption (E2EE)
  • Note history (revisions)
  • Synchronization with various services, including Nextcloud, Dropbox, WebDAV and OneDrive.
  • Import Enex files (Evernote export format) and Markdown files.
  • Export JEX files (Joplin Export format) and raw files.
  • Support notes, to-dos, tags and notebooks.
  • Goto Anything feature.
  • Sort notes by multiple criteria – title, updated time, etc.
  • Support for alarms (notifications) in mobile and desktop applications.
  • Offline first, so the entire data is always available on the device even without an internet connection.
  • Markdown notes, which are rendered with images and formatting in the desktop and mobile applications. Support for extra features such as math notation and checkboxes.
  • File attachment support – images are displayed, and other files are linked and can be opened in the relevant application.
  • Search functionality.
  • Geo-location support.
  • Supports multiple languages
  • External editor support – open notes in your favorite external editor with one click in Joplin.

Keep in mind, Joplin is in development, but is turning into a very nice note taking application. I will take Joplin for a spin and see where I land with it.

Source: Joplin


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Use This FREE Software To Create A Desktop News Ticker On Your Desktop

Here at What’s On My PC, I am a news junkie who monitors news headlines from news sources worldwide. If you are only watching or reading from one news source, you are not informed. To help me keep abreast of the latest news, from multiple news feeds, I use a news ticker that scrolls the incoming news on my desktop. It is called “Desktop Ticker“… Desktop Ticker is a FREE aggregator application that allows you to keep an eye on your favorite RSS and Atom web feeds. It is fully customizable (i.e. font size, colors, etc…) You have the option of a full install or download as a portable app. To help get you started, the maker’s of the software (called Battware) has a nice user’s guide — HERE.

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Source: Battware – Desktop Ticker

Windows Repair – A Tool Designed To Help Fix A Vast Majority Of Known Window Problems

Prior to doing complete reinstall of Windows when things go bad, give the Windows Repair tool a try… This tool has been around for years and is a tool that is designed to help fix a vast majority of known Window Problems. I have featured this tool many times here on the blog and noticed there was a recent update to the software. There is a FREE and PRO version; and, is available as a portable app.

Tweaking.com – Windows Repair is a tool designed help fix a vast majority of known Windows problems including; registry errors, file permissions, issues with Internet Explorer, Windows Updates, Windows Firewall and more. Malware and poorly installed programs can modify your default settings resulting in your machine working poorly – or worse. With Tweaking.com Windows Repair you can restore Windows original settings fixing many of these problems outright.

Source: Tweaking.com – Windows Repair Free/Pro

SumatraPDF – The Only PDF Reader You Will Ever Need

When it comes to PDF readers we have numerous options to choose from; but, the only one that you will ever need that uses little system resources and gets the job done is SumatraPDF. This FREE reader has been around for years and is one of the first applications I install on my Windows based computers. SumatraPDF is also engineered to read other formats as well; for example SumatraPDF can read: eBook (ePub, Mobi), XPS, DjVu, CHM, Comic Book (CBZ and CBR) formats. What you will really like about SumatraPDF is that it starts up very fast.

SumatraPDF can be installed as normal Windows install or as a portable app. Since I use this on a daily basis here at What’s On My PC, I have SumatraPDF fully installed.

Source: SumatraPDF


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