JStock - makes it easy to track your stock investments

LockHunter - a free tool that allows file deletion even when they are blocked for unknown reasons

MyPublicWiFi - turns your computer into a WiFi Access Point

rEASYze - a free and portable app with Easy and Pro modes for resizing your images

ShapeX - enables you to easily create custom photo collages in various shapes

Sniptool - a straightforward portable screen capture tool that includes the ability to annotate captures

Typora - a free utility that enables you to convert, edit, format and write text to HTML in an efficient manner

 

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JStock [22.2 MB] Win XP - Win 10   Open Source

 

JStock makes it easy to track your stock investments. It provides well organized stock market information, to help you decide your best investment strategy.

 

Features:

  • Stock Watchlist - 28 world stock markets.
  • Portfolio Management - Calculate your net worth.
  • Alert - Free email, system tray, sound alert.
  • Indicator Filter - Search for good stocks.
  • Charting - Traceback 10 years history.
  • Cloud Storage - Access personal data anytime, anywhere.
  • Currency Exchange - Show foreign stocks in local currency.
  • Stock Market News - Read the individual stock market news.
  • WeNote

 

https://jstock.org/

 

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LockHunter [3.2 MB] Win XP - Win 10   Freeware

 

LockHunter is a free tool that allows file deletion even when they are blocked for unknown reasons.

 

LockHunter is useful for fighting against malware, and other programs that are blocking files without a reason. Unlike other similar tools, LockHunter deletes files into the recycle bin so you may restore them if deleted by mistake. It also shows which processes are locking a file or folder and allows you to unlock, delete, copy or rename a locked file.

 

  • LockHunter Features:

  • Allows you to kill locking process

  • Allows you to remove locking processes from hard drive

  • Can unload DLLs from processes

  • Integrates in to Explorer menu

  • It deletes files into the recycle bin, so you may restore them if deleted by mistake

  • Supports both 32 and 64bit Windows

 

https://lockhunter.com/index.htm

 

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MyPublicWiFi [2.9 MB] Win 7 - Win 10   Freeware

MyPublicWiFi turns your computer into a WiFi Access Point with features including firewall and URL logging.

Installation is straightforward, but the app must be run as an administrator each time.

To get started, you have to enter the Network name (SSID), Network key of at least eight characters, and the hardware used to share, which it detects automatically. Once that's completed, click Set up and Start Hotspot, and you're ready to go.

There are two other tabs to look at it. The first is the Clients tab, which can show you details of who connected. The second is the management tab, which is your settings. You can change languages, block file sharing, enable or disable URL logging and start with Windows.

Overall, MyPublicWiFi is free, surprisingly small, and simple to set up for any skill level.

https://mypublicwifi.com/publicwifi/en/index.html

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rEASYze [221 KB] Win 7 - Win 10   Freeware

rEASYze is a free and portable app with Easy and Pro modes for resizing your images.

rEASYze makes it easy for anyone to use with the Easy and Pro modes for any skill level. In Easy Mode, simply drag-and-drop your images into the Window. Drag your photos into the Window and use the Zoom slider to crop your image to the size you want. We had no luck dragging and dropping or selecting GIF and JPG images into the Window in Easy Mode. rEASYze just opened the new folder and not the picture. Because of this using Pro mode is your best move.

Pro Mode isn't too challenging and adds enough settings that anyone can quickly figure out. You can choose the width and height you want, the format (JPG, PNG, TIF, GIF, BMP), landscape, portrait, degree of rotation, rename, preview, gray, sepia, and more. As of version 1.5 labeling and watermarking is also available. Overall, we'd default to the Pro Mode.

rEASYze is as simple to use as you like while adding lots of additional features for those looking for more power in image resizing. Watermarking alone is a great feature rarely found for free and certainly not in a small, portable app.

https://www.reasyze.com/reasyze/

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ShapeX 23 MB] Win 7 - Win 10   Freeware

ShapeX enables you to easily create custom photo collages in various shapes.

You can choose from a variety of shape masks that are organized into several different categories (animals, numbers, abstract, text etc.). Just choose the images to use for the collage and then click on different shape masks to instantly preview the results.

You can customize most shapes by adjusting image spacing, number of images to use, image transparency, orientation, size and more. You can also use background color effects or a transparent background.

Each shape mask can be used with different collage styles, you can switch between standard, honeycomb and circular image displays and also use shadow effects or negative shapes. Your collage can be saved in different sizes and exported to PNG or JPG format.

Overall, ShapeX is very easy to use, produces high quality results and includes a wide variety of shape masks. Customizing the collage can involve a little trial and error at first since none of the application buttons provide mouseover hints and there is no documentation provided. However, once you play with it for a little you should be able to figure out what each button does.

Note: Requires .NET Framework 4.0

https://www.reasyze.com/shapex/

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Sniptool [343 KB] Win 7 - Win 10   Freeware

Sniptool is a straightforward portable screen capture tool that includes the ability to annotate captures.

This tool is tastefully presented from within a sleek utilitarian interface that lends itself to quick and easy operation. All items available for use are displayed on the main screen along with a settings menu on the lower right corner that provides you with some minor adjustment capabilities like pencil stroke width and highlighter for instance. The color choices are limited, however.

Sniptool isn't a complex tool and does have a few idiosyncrasies like a new image will overlap the previous requiring you to delete the old one before proceeding but this isn't a deal killer as it does provide a simple way to capture screenshots without needing to install it.

https://www.reasyze.com/sniptool-new-powerfull-snipping-tool-for-windows/

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Typora [49.7 MB] Win 7 - Win 10/Linux    Freeware

Typora is a free utility that enables you to convert, edit, format and write text to HTML in an efficient manner through a modern customizable interface that is perfect for any skill-level user.

This Markdown editor is set up to be simple-to-use for the novice user but still powerful enough for more seasoned users. It includes many useful features that will streamline the entire writing and editing process. Typora consists of both file tree panel and articles (file list) panel which permits you to manage your files efficiently. Your files can be organized in folders allowing you to sync your documents using a cloud service of your choosing, like Dropbox for instance. Typora includes an outline structure which can extract your documents within an outline panel; this permits you to quickly check the document and jump to a specific section with one click. During testing, we opted for the Night interface, but there are several different themes to choose from depending on your preference.

Typora provides you with a word count for all documents, and the Focus Mode will help you to concentrate only on the current line, by blurring out the others. There is also a Typewriter Mode that ensures the currently active line is presented from the middle of the window. Additionally, you can utilize the right-click context menu to insert images, footnotes, lines, tables, code fences, math blocks, table of contents, YAML front matters as well as new paragraphs. You can also customize and edit text from there as well by accessing the format and classic paragraph menus. All in all, a solid editor that is comfortable to use and pleasing to the eye - making it a good choice for anyone wanting to perform Markdown editing.

https://www.typora.io/#home

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December 2019
This Month's Library Files