Exstora v2.9

webfork on 1 Nov 2015
  • 446KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 May 2011
  • Suggested by Fluffy

Exstora is a planner and organizer, with a user-friendly interface and appealing design. The planner is equally suited for daily events as well as keeping track of long-term events with a calendar. It also works well as a scratch pad for random notes, and can be password-protected.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the Exstora portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Exstora.exe.
What's new?
  • Minor bugs fixed.

Full changelog is at http://www.exstora.com/changelog.html.

17 comments on Exstora  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Nick Postagulous 2006-06-16 09:03

Crashy little bugger.

Dave 2006-06-17 06:53

No problems here on XP Pro SP2.

H 2006-06-17 08:04

It looks like it can become a really good little application. Small in size but still with a lot of functionallity. There are still some things that I think could be added, but most imortant is to fix the bugs in it that hangs it or made it die on me.

Andrew Lee 2007-01-07 03:19

Only the pro version is payware. See comparision table between free and pro version at http://www.exstora.com/day_planners_compare.html

Keiffer 2007-03-06 11:00

Password protection not included with free version.
How do I change the location of the database?

Webfork 2007-05-28 19:16

Much prefer Rainlendar for its smooth interface, broad feature set, and compatibility with other calendar programs. Rainlendar's ICS calendar format is used by iCal, Google Calendar, and Mozilla Sunbird to name a few. http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=443

Admittedly Estora was simple and straightforward.

Seb 2008-05-20 13:00

As a lover of all things minimal the simplicity of this program really caught my eye. It has everything I need and looks good to boot.

It did crash on me only 5 minutes into using it while I was setting my daily events but I'm going to give it a longer try as everything else I looked at is either too bloated or too ugly.

Gmacri 2008-06-24 12:20

I agree with Webfork, Rainlendar is by far the best, with many good skins also import ICS calendars (Google, Sunbird, etc) and is fully customizable. And is really freeware!

Lyx 2009-02-07 13:54

A GUI which ignores my windows colorscheme settings and therefore looks totally out of place, is not "user-friendly".

Loner 2009-02-11 19:48

I made two "Event" reminders, first one came three minutes late, second one never came even after changing the time on it. Otherwise, its a nice little prog.

Confused 2009-03-02 04:36

How do you make this portable? I went to a new computer and all my todos, events, and notes were gone. Nothing was written to the application folder. Great little app otherwise.

Confused 2009-03-02 08:01

Looks like all you need to do to make the app portable is drag the exstora_dat.xml file from "%userprofile%\Application Data\Exstora" folder into the portable directory you are running Exstora from.

Lyx 2009-11-13 17:25

Any application which ignores (or looks shitty with non-default settings) the OS-specific colorscheme, does NOT have an "appealing" and "userfriendly" interface to me - more like the opposite.

Technomancer 2014-11-04 21:42

I like this little prog and I'm thinking of paying for the extras but, My problem is that I have an event which occurs every 60 days so I have set it up. In 60 days the day is not highlighted even though when you hover the mouse over or click on it the event shows up.

Also. When I went to the web site to report it I fill in the contact form and click submit and it asks me where to save it.

As for making it portable:
I downloaded the 'Exstora_v_2.9_en.exe' file then extracted it using Universal Extractor.
I found the folder '$INSTDIR' and copied the contents to 'ExstoraPortable', (You can use any folder name), and ran 'Exstora.exe'.
This created a bunch of files in, (on my laptop), 'C:\Users\DAVE\AppData\Roaming\Exstora', so I copied the file 'exstora_dat.xml' to the 'ExstoraPortable' folder, then removed the 'Appdata\Roaming\Exstora' folder.

I now have a portable application.


smaragdus 2015-10-12 02:48

This program seems to be abandoned, but anyway, there is a natively portable build by Exstora developer, I will provide a direct download link for anyone who is interested- http://www.exstora.com/files/2.9/Exstora_2.9_en.zip


Midas 2015-10-12 14:02

Since there's now a natively portable download for Exstora (see above; thanks smaragdus), I'm moving the executable extractions instructions here:

1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
2. Delete NSIS].nsi and $PLUGINSDIR
3. Move/copy exstora_dat.xml file from the %APPDATA% Exstora folder into the one with Exstora.exe
4. Launch Exstora.exe


smaragdus 2015-10-20 03:11

I think you may keep instructions for the installer where they were- the download link for the portable version was not easy to find and it may disappear again. ;)


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