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(October 2011)

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Version 1.8.9, release date: October 25, 2011
AdiIRC is an IRC (Internet Relay Chat) client with multiserver support and a customizable interface. It offers all the standard IRC features including private chats, basic Identd features, sysinfo, and Winamp support. The program stores all its settings in text files and does not require installation. Written in C# to be flexible and to implement neat features fast. Threaded multiserver support. Full DCC Send/Get support.

Version 1.4.3, release date: October 25, 2011
DBeaver is free universal database tool for developers and database administrators.
- Usability is the main goal of this project, program UI is carefully designed and implemented.
- It is multiplatform.
- It is based on opensource framework and allows to write various extensions (plugins).
- It supports any database which has JDBC driver.
- It may handle any external datasource which may or may not have a JDBC driver.
- There is a set of plugins for certain databases (MySQL) and different database management utilities (ERD).

Version 1.3.3, release date: October 29, 2011
Explorer++ is a free multi-tab file manager for Windows.
Available on Windows XP and above, it features the same familiar interface as Windows Explorer, while introducing several enhancements and improvements for a much richer file browsing experience.

Version 2.1, release date: October 24, 2011
FileBot is the ultimate tool for renaming your tv shows and anime, downloading subtitles from various sources or just simple file verification.

FileMenu Tools
Version 6.0.1, release date: October 30, 2011
FileMenu Tools allows you to customise the context menu of Windows Explorer.

Miranda IM
Version 0.9.33, release date: October 27, 2011
Miranda IM is a multi protocol instant messenger client for Windows. Miranda IM uses very little memory and is extremely fast.
It requires no installation and can be fitted on a single floppy disc.
Miranda is an instant messenger client that allows you to chat with your friends.

Version 3.5.10, release date: October 9, 2011
Paint.NET is free image editing and photo manipulation software designed to be used on computers that run Windows. It supports layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools
It started development as an undergraduate college senior design project mentored by Microsoft, and is currently being maintained by some of the alumni that originally worked on it. Originally intended as a free replacement for the MS Paint software that comes with Windows, it has grown into a powerful yet simple tool for photo and image editing.
The programming language used to create Paint.NET is C#, with a small amount of C++ for installation and shell-integration related functionality.
64-bit mode requires a 64-bit CPU and a 64-bit edition of Windows.

PeaZip Portable
Version 4.1, release date: October 22, 2011
OS-portable archiver (Windows, Linux). Features archive volume spanning, compression, authenticated encryption. Supports 7Z, 7-Zip sfx, ARJ, BZip2, CAB, CHM, CPIO, DEB, GZip, ISO, JAR, LHA, LZH, NSIS, OOo, PAQ, PEA, QUAD, RAR, RPM, split, TAR, Z, ZIP.

Version 1.2.8, release date: October 19, 2011
QuickWayToFolders provides quick folder content access.
The four display possibilites are
- Desktop : Act like your desktop, with possibility of navigate through subfolders
- Small Browser : Act like windows explorer
- Menu : Display folder content in menu
- Multiple Folders Menu : Display multiple folders content in a single menu
Each entry is added to the taskbar notification area (near to windows clock).

Version 1.68, release date: October 24, 2011
Shell Extensions are in-process COM objects which extends the abilities of Windows operating system. Most shell extensions are automatically installed by the operating system, but there are also many other applications that install additional shell extension components.

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