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pandoc v2.11.4 New

Package Tool

pandoc is a command-line tool to convert documents from from one markup format to another (asciidoc, beamer, biblatex, bibtex, commonmark, context, creole, csljson, csv, docboo, docx, dokuwiki, dzslides, epub, fb2, gfm, haddock, html, icml, ipynb, jats, jira, json, latex, man, markdown, mediawiki, ms, muse, odt, opendocument, org, pdf, plain text, pptx, revealjs, rst, rtf, s5, slideous, slidy, t2t, tei, texinfo, textile, tikiwiki, twiki, vimwiki, xwiki, zimwiki). It includes a powerful system for automatic citations and bibliographies. There are many ways to customize pandoc to fit your needs, including a template system and a powerful system for writing filters.

Use cases: convert text
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
License: GNU GPLv2 FOSS
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice.
What's new? See:

ExifTool v12.16 New

Package Tool

ExifTool is a command-line application for reading, writing and editing meta information in a wide variety of files. ExifTool supports many different metadata formats including EXIF, GPS, IPTC, XMP, JFIF, GeoTIFF, ICC Profile, PDF, Photoshop IRB, FlashPix, AFCP and ID3, Lyrics3, as well as the maker notes of many digital cameras by Canon, Casio, DJI, FLIR, FujiFilm, GE, GoPro, HP, JVC/Victor, Kodak, Leaf, Minolta/Konica-Minolta, Motorola, Nikon, Nintendo, Olympus/Epson, Panasonic/Leica, Pentax/Asahi, Phase One, Reconyx, Ricoh, Samsung, Sanyo, Sigma/Foveon and Sony.

ExifToolGUI is a portable tool for viewing/editing metadata.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Unicode support: Yes
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch exiftool(-k).exe to read the application documentation, drag-and-drop files and folders to view meta information, or rename to exiftool.exe for command-line use.
What's new? See:

FFmpeg (Package) v4.3.1


FFmpeg is a collection of libraries and tools to process multimedia content such as audio, video, image, subtitles and related metadata.

It is a popular audio video converter and can also grab streams, device inputs as well as output them.

It contains the following tools:

  • FFmpeg: the primary tool to manipulate, convert and stream multimedia content.
  • FFprobe: analysis tool to inspect multimedia content.
  • FFplay: minimalistic multimedia player.

Available from:
Gianluigi Tiesi. You can also get the latest build here.
• Reino Wijnsma: XP-compatible-builds.
Zeranoe. Not updated. Last release is 4.3.1. Get it from the Internet Archive: 32-bit, 64-bit.

Writes settings to: None
License: Freeware/Open Source FOSS

scrcpy V1.17 New

scrcpy provides display and control of Android devices connected on USB (or over TCP/IP). It does not require any root access.

It focuses on:

  • lightness (native, displays only the device screen)
  • performance (30~60fps)
  • quality (1920×1080 or above)
  • low latency (35~70ms)
  • low startup time (~1 second to display the first image)
  • non-intrusiveness (nothing is left installed on the device)

scrcpy allows for screen recording directly form the desktop, which may prove really useful for tutorials and training.

Use cases: android mirror display android screen recording.
Runs on:Win10
License: Apache License

hunspell Private

Tool Unix Port

A spell checker, stemmer and morphological analyzer.

Get it as part of Hunspell.

License: Freeware/Open Source FOSS