Latest entries (500)

Quick Access Popup v8.7 Updated

billon on 8 Dec 2017
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by shnbwmn

Quick Access Popup (QAP) lets you move like a breeze between your frequently used folders, documents, applications, webpages etc.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Apache License, Version 2.0
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch QuickAccessPopup-32-bit.exe or QuickAccessPopup-64-bit.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Folders Popup
What's new? See:
http://www.quickaccesspopup.com/change-log/
Latest comments
RainrooM on 2016-06-18 16:18

For sure a must-have utility. Basic enough still (luckily) but with great potential. A very big time saver especially in corporate environments where you can have a deep folder structure to switch quick to your favourite folders. Very useful also when saving files to folders and you what to access that folder quickly to save. In active development. Check it out. The smalest and back-to-basic programs are often the best ones in general. This one belongs to the list.

cybermcm on 2016-10-17 06:42

I used Folders Popup before and now switched to Quick Access Popup due to the active development. QAP is a very handy tool to save time navigating through your file structure. My middle mouse button is now a productive one. I can really recommend this one!

Nh on 2017-02-21 17:28

It is very similar to Quick Cliq.
https://portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6999
https://youtube.com/watch?v=NBGyZ9n19Hk
The project seems stalled, though for me it looks perfect in its current state.

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WizTree v3.17 Updated

billon on 8 Dec 2017
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

WizTree is a very fast disk space analyzer and search tool, scanning a single folder or your entire hard drive quickly and showing those files and folders using the most disk space. The program uses the NTFS Master File Table (MFT) feature in Windows to rapidly view files.

Note that this high-speed mode is limited to local, NTFS-formatted drives. The program must do a (much slower) scan of FAT-formatted or network drives for analysis.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WizTree.exe or WizTree64.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: SpaceSniffer, Xinorbis
What's new? See:
http://antibody-software.com/web/software/software/wiztree-finds-the-files-and-folders-using-the-most-disk-space-on-your-hard-drive/#whatsnew
Latest comments
antibody on 2017-10-18 21:25

Note that you should close WizTree before making any changes to the WizTree3.ini file as WizTree may overwrite your settings while it's active.

mcodex on 2017-12-08 07:43

Nice little piece of software. However SpaceSniffer is even better and faster. Link found in Similar/alternative apps. Check it out.

antibody on 2017-12-10 18:49

@mcodex:
I tested spacesniffer on my C: drive (running as administrator) and it took 1m 56s to complete
WizTree's scan took 4.6 seconds (25x faster than SpaceSniffer)

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DVD Drive Repair v2.0.0.1003 Updated

billon on 8 Dec 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by guinness

DVD Drive Repair allows you to restore your DVD (Optical) Drive if missing from Windows. In some instances, it can also help when certain applications do not recognize your drive; mostly when your computer encountered a hardware problem or a virus attack that prevents it from using the DVD Drive.

Additionally, the program can also reset the Autorun settings to default and protect your system from Autorun malware by disabling autorun features for removable drives.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder).

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DVDRepair.exe or DVDRepair_X64.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Latest comments
Rizonesoft191 on 2016-10-01 12:12

I updated DVD Drive Repair to 1.0.2.533. More information and download here: http://www.rizonesoft.com/downloads/dvd-drive-repair/ Could you please update the listing on TPFC to reflect all the new information. The portable download link is at the bottom of the page. Thank you for publishing DVD Drive Repair on TPFC in the first place, I truly appreciate it.

MIKLO on 2016-10-04 18:35

Link doesn't work :)

webfork on 2016-10-08 06:09

@MIKLO: tested from two different locations and the links appear to be working fine

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POP Peeper v4.5.0 Updated

billon on 7 Dec 2017
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by falrob

POP Peeper is an email notifier that alerts you when you have new email on any of your accounts. You can also send emails using SMTP or through Webmail directly from POP Peeper.

To enable secure connections, see forum instructions.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Liteware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete the folders Pro and Themes and the files PPconvert.exe and PpHelper.exe
  3. Launch POPPeeper.exe
  4. When prompted to "Store Data in my Application Data folder", select Store Data for Portability and then uncheck Run POP Peeper at Windows Startup
What's new? See:
https://www.esumsoft.com/products/pop-peeper/versionhistory/
Latest comments
webfork on 2016-10-25 22:11

Thanks Orca and billon. Updated.

Ding-A-Ling on 2017-12-07 11:29

Version 4.5.0.0 is now available.

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FullEventLogView v1.25 Updated

billon on 7 Dec 2017
  • 146KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by billon

FullEventLogView displays in a table the details of all events from the event logs of Windows, including the event description. It allows you to view the events of your local computer, events of a remote computer on your network, and events stored in .evtx files. It also allows you to export the events list to text/csv/tab-delimited/html/xml file.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FullEventLogView.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: MyEventViewer
What's new?
  • Added 'Show Event Strings In Columns' option (under the Options menu). When it's turned on, 10 new event string columns are added to the main table ('String 1', 'String 2', 'String 3'...). These columns display the strings from the event description and you can click the column header in order to sort the events according to the event strings.

NewFileTime v3.03.1 Updated

billon on 7 Dec 2017
  • 90KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by guinness

NewFileTime is a small but effective tool that provides you easy access to correct or manipulate any of the timestamps for any file and folder.

This is useful for other tools that rely upon timestamps (archiving and automation programs) or removing indicators that a file was modified recently (for security).

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file and name it NewFileTime.ini
  3. Launch NewFileTime.exe (ANSI) or NewFileTime_uc.exe (Unicode) or NewFileTime_x64.exe for 64-bit
What's new?
  • Fixed:
    • When importing the file timestamp from a text file;
    • Version number in the title bar.
  • Update of the language files.
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2016-08-25 12:28

It works but its not the most user friendly app I've ever seen, but 2B fair it did change my file time with a little experimenting.
MIKLO

Wolfghost on 2016-12-04 22:45

So why it suddently write to appdata roaming too??

Special on 2017-03-14 01:20

"So why it suddently write to appdata roaming too??"

Notices this too, so it's not portable?

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Audacity v2.2.1 Updated

billon on 7 Dec 2017
  • 26MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Audacity is a multi-track sound recorder and editor with support for most audio formats and sophisticated effects such as noise removal and studio reverb. Users can record live audio, compress or convert file types, as well as cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together.

Cross platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

Alternatively, Audacity Portable and X-Audacity are also available.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Audacity
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty folder and name it Portable Settings in the same directory
  3. Launch Audacity.exe
Due to licensing restrictions, users must follow these instructions to export to MP3.

(Thanks to user "r" for instructions posted to this forum thread.)
Similar/alternative apps: Wavosaur
What's new? See:
http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Category:Release_Notes
Latest comments
webfork on 2015-08-18 02:03

kiwichick: link was broken, thanks for letting us know

stisev on 2017-03-27 14:02

I am seeing a blank folder created in C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Audacity
with nothing inside with latest version. Can anyone confirm?

PAFuser on 2017-07-25 19:02

Using Audacity Portable and folder is there after close.

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Save.me v2.4.0 Updated

aiClipboard on 7 Dec 2017
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by aiClipboard

Save.me automatically and seamlessly saves everything (i.e. files, folders, graphics, texts, URLs, emails) you work with and provides an easy way to search and organize it. Includes a variety of organization views including by calendar, order of save, as well as groups and favorites. The program can also function beyond the clipboard, pulling information from one or more other folders to help combine data.

Elements can be added manually, emailed, or posted to Facebook.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware (donate)
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SaveMe.exe.
What's new?
  • Lots of fixes and improvements
Latest comments
Checker on 2015-08-23 19:50

@smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

smaragdus on 2015-09-01 02:10

Save.me 2.2.3 released, changes:
1. Improvements to the detached preview window
2. Bugs fixes

Checker on 2015-09-01 15:14

@smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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NetStumbler v0.4.0 New

Midas on 7 Dec 2017
  • 806KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Apr 2004
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

NetStumbler allows you to detect Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) using 802.11b, 802.11a and 802.11g. You can use it to verify that your network is set up the way you intended, find locations with poor coverage in your WLAN, and detect other networks that might be causing interference with your network, etc.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Windows registry.
Dependencies: MFC71.DLL
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and install to the default folder C:\Program Files\Network Stumbler.
  2. Then copy all files (except uninst.exe) to a folder of your choice. Also copy nsndis5.sys and nsndis50.dll from C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 to the same folder.
  3. Uninstall the program.
  4. Launch NetStumbler.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Homedale
What's new?
  • Fixed bug (introduced in 0.3.30) that caused "Reconfigure" to put ORiNOCO cards into a state where they would report no access points.
  • Support for Atheros, Atmel, Intersil Prism2 based wireless cards. Improved support for Cisco cards.
  • Allow use of Serial Earthmate GPS. (USB Earthmate should already work using NMEA and serial driver)
  • If you scroll all the way to the right of the graph view, it will auto-scroll new data.
  • Fixed bug (introduced in 0.3.30) in graph view: corrupted display when scrolling.
  • Fixed bug in graph view: improper scroll bar tracking with large data sets.
  • If "Reconfigure" is on, the Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration service will be stopped when you start scanning. It is restarted when the application exits.
  • If you connect to a network that supports DHCP, the IP subnet is reported.
  • If the access point is discovered in the ARP table, its IP address is reported.
  • While you are scanning, the system will be prevented from going into standby unless power is critically low.
  • Large files load several times faster than before (though the really large ones still don't load fast enough).
  • A whole lot of new Scripting features.

Full changelog at http://www.stumbler.net/readme/readme_0_4_0.html.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-12-07 14:14

NetStumbler v0.4.0 (rel 21-APR-2004),

the granddaddy of all wifi home network analyzers,
still working fine since first released way back in 2002, thank you,
yet possibly superseded nowadays by younger generation tools such as Homedale :

https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=21445&p=88562#p88562

Midas on 2017-12-07 15:19

Quick note for saying that, in case of 64-bit Windows 7, if present all the afore mentioned files (nsndis5.sys, nsndis50.dll, mfc71.dll and msvcr71.dll) will be located at '%WINDIR%\SysWOW64'.

Registry entries might be found under 'HKLM\Software\Bogosoft\', 'HKCU\Software\Bogosoft\', 'HKCR\.ns1', and 'HKCR\NetStumbler.Document'.

Plus, NetStumbler requires administrative privileges.

__philippe on 2017-12-07 16:18

Granted all of the above !

More reasons for the SRVP crowd (Society for Registry Virginity Preservation),
Yours truly included, to embrace Homedale instead... ;-)

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Google Chrome Portable v63.0.3239.84 Updated

billon on 7 Dec 2017
  • 150MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by JohnTHaller

Google Chrome is a minimalistic browser designed for simplicity and speed. Its appearance and capabilities can be extended with themes and extensions. The rendering and underlying code is similar to Apple's Safari browser.

Available for Mac, Linux, Android and iOS.

Google Chrome Portable is a version created in the PortableApps format and includes automatic support for jPortable to enable web-based Java apps. For users interested in the cutting edge, the Beta, Development and 64-bit channels are also available.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: Freeware (Chrome: BSD, Launcher: GPL, Flash and PDF Viewer: Proprietary)
How to extract: Download the portable installer and install to a folder of your choice. Launch GoogleChromePortable.exe.

Optionally, to run in a more stealthy mode, start with --incognito to avoid saving history and cookies after program close.
Similar/alternative apps: Chromium Portable, SRWare Iron
What's new? See:
https://chromereleases.googleblog.com/search/label/Stable updates
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2016-04-06 07:00

Tested on Windows 10 64bit:
After closing Chrome and the PortableApps.com platform 13.0 I found files in this folder:
C:\Users\MyUserName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data
AND in the registry I found settings in these keys:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\PreReadFieldTrial
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome

JohnTHaller on 2016-04-08 13:25

There was a Crashpad issue causing the APPDATA directory to be left behind that was fixed in today's releases. I can't reproduce the others on any OS. Please post a complete bug report in the support forum here: http://portableapps.com/forums/support/other_apps We have hundreds of apps and bug reports as comments on another site often won't be seen and won't wind up being addressed, at least not in a timely manner.

Ennovy on 2016-04-08 13:42

@JohnTHaller: Thank you for the new release. Regarding the registry entries that are left behind I will post in the forum.

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EssentialPIM Free v7.61 Updated

billon on 6 Dec 2017
  • 25MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

EssentialPIM includes a calendar/scheduler, todo list, contact manager, basic e-mail client, and tree-like multi-level notes tool that supports rich text, formatting and images.

While many advanced functions such as synchronization and encryption are exclusive in the Pro version, the program is capable of manually importing from variety of formats including Outlook, TreePad, Google calendar etc. Additionally, it can export to many formats including HTML, vCard, iCal, RTF, CSV, iPod, text etc.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Liteware
How to extract: Download the "ElPIM Free Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch EssentialPIM.exe.
What's new? See:
https://www.essentialpim.com/news
Latest comments
PAFuser on 2017-01-21 16:10

Jan 21 2017 Saturday: Link on EssentialPIM site is to 7.21 not 7.22. Pro link is 7.22, maybe free version will be updated Monday.

PAFuser on 2017-01-23 16:51

Monday: 7.22Free is available

CornHolio the Gringo on 2017-07-14 19:52

Always wanted to use this PIM because it has E-Mail integrated.
But the E-Mail function lacks too many obvious functions, like
blocking external web-content.

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ExperienceIndexOK v1.31 Updated

billon on 6 Dec 2017
  • 92KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by Checker

ExperienceIndexOK is a small program to read and show your Windows Experience Index or to start a new calculation of the performance index. This index "measures the capability of your computer's hardware and software configuration" (source).

The program is primarily written for Windows 8.1 and 10 because the performance index is still calculated but no longer displayed in the System.

Experience Index is visually inspired by the representation on Windows 7.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty ExperienceIndexOK.ini within this folder
  3. Launch ExperienceIndexOK.exe
What's new?
  • Small customization and updating of the language files.

Password Inventor v1.0.5.0 New

billon on 6 Dec 2017
  • 702KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Jan 2012
  • Suggested by Mixture

Password Inventor is a simple but powerful password generator, which provided security using cryptographically strong random number generator. Password is generated in just one click, but the presence of the advanced settings and different ways to generate satisfies most needs arising from the need for a strong password. The program is designed not only for system administrators and programmers but also for ordinary users who are concerned about their computer security.

Features:
Simple one-touch password generation.
Generate password template.
Generate pronounceable passwords that are easy to remember.
Ability to generate a list of passwords.
The use of cryptographically strong generator Microsoft Crypto API.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PInventor.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PWGen, PassworG

Calculor v1.7 New

billon on 9 Dec 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by BGM

A powerful, easy-to-use calculator that delivers answers as you type.

Written in AutoHotkey.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Calculor.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: OpalCalc
What's new?
  • Fixed issue where live-edit cursor position kept getting reset.
Latest comments
BGM on 2017-08-19 15:51

I am the authour of this application. I wrote it for the NANY 2017 at Donation Coder. Here is the thread: http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=43180.0

apometron on 2017-12-07 14:59

Cool! I did like the interface!

BGM on 2017-12-09 18:09

I've updated this to 1.7 just today to fix a bug where the cursor position keeps getting reset during live-edit.

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ThisIsMyFile v2.15 Updated

billon on 6 Dec 2017
  • 201KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by billon

ThisIsMyFile is a program for unlocking protected files or folders. The program can delete stubborn files or remove them at system reboot, as well as make a copy for further analysis.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file and name it ThisIsMyFile.ini
  3. Launch ThisIsMyFile.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Unlocker, FileASSASSIN
What's new?
  • Improvements and adjustments plus upgrade of language files.
  • New languages: Korean and Chinese Simplified.

TeamViewer v13.0.5640 Updated

billon on 6 Dec 2017

TeamViewer is a screen sharing, remote control and collaboration tool connecting devices for troubleshooting, presentations or installations. Supports standard chat, high-quality voice and video, file transfer, whiteboard, session recording, remote printing, screen sharing and more. The program can work with paranoid firewalls, functions as a VPN between clients, will display quality based on connection speed and includes browser access.

Clients are also available for Mac, Linux, iOS, ChromeOS/Android and more with support for 30 world languages.

Alternatively, a PortableApps version is also available: TeamViewer Portable.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. 'HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\TeamViewer,' only on 64-bit versions of Windows.

TeamViewer10_Logfile.login \AppData\Roaming\TeamViewer
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TeamViewer.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language resources.
Similar/alternative apps: Skype Portable, Brosix
What's new? See:
https://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/changelog/
Latest comments
webfork on 2015-05-23 01:57

CornHolio: That's really something for the forums.

JohnTHaller on 2016-02-18 00:44

The publisher seems to have pulled the new release and is serving the 11.0.53254 release from December for both standard and portable downloads even though the main download page still shows 11.0.55321 as the current version.

JohnTHaller on 2016-02-18 17:49

And now it's updated.

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Driver Magician Lite v4.692 Updated

billon on 6 Dec 2017
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by Carl

Driver Magician Lite identifies all the hardware in your system, extracts the associated drivers and backs them up to a location of your choice. Later, when you need to reinstall/upgrade Windows, you can restore all the saved drivers just as if you had the original driver diskettes in your hands. This is especially useful if you inherited an old machine or bought a white box system and did not receive all the original driver discs.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Windows registry. It remembers the folder that you last select to write the backup files to, which does not affect portability.
Dependencies: MSVBVM60.DLL MSCOMCTL.OCX
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Driver Magician Lite.exe.
Latest comments
AndTheWolf on 2015-03-09 20:44

Driver Magician Lite is currently at version 4.41

Checker on 2015-03-11 18:47

@ AndTheWolf: Thanks ... and updated ;)

AndTheWolf on 2016-03-07 17:42

Driver Magician Lite is currently at version 4.53

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Notepad++ v7.5.3 Updated

billon on 6 Dec 2017
  • 14MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Notepad++ is a tabbed source code editor and Notepad replacement with a customizable interface. Includes source code "folding", allowing users to quickly reduce and expand sections of code to see the overall document. In addition, it features multi-language syntax highlighting, auto-completion, Perl-compatible regular expression search/replace, macro recording and playback, document map etc. The program can access a long list of plug-ins via an easy-to-access menu with even more features and functions.

Alternatively, X-Notepad++ and Notepad++ Portable clean the local folder.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract: Download ZIP or 7z package according to your OS and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete unnecessary localization files. Launch notepad++.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: AkelPad, PSPad, EditPad Lite
What's new?
  • Added:
    • DSpellCheck plugin into distribution;
    • BaanC function list feature.
  • Remove unused/empty entries from shortcut mapper.
  • Fixed:
    • Hanging issue while modifying JavaScript TAB settings;
    • Display glitch of certificate checking error message;
    • Some bugs.
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2017-08-18 19:31

Not stealth anymore, creates 'AppData/Local/Notepad++' folder.

Special on 2017-08-30 23:17

So in the 7.5.1 changelog it says it fixed the above 'AppData/Local/Notepad++' folder bug, but I'm still getting them, can anyone else confirm?

billon on 2017-08-30 23:35

@Special:

Nothing on XP

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QuickTextPaste v3.81 Updated

billon on 10 Dec 2017
  • 148KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by Checker

QuickTextPaste allows you to insert (paste) quickly pre-defined text in any applications via keyboard shortcut. It can also run commands and programs via keyboard shortcuts to save time and avoid spelling errors.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch QuickTextPaste.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: TyperTask
What's new?
  • Fixed:
    • When recognizing the standard language (default user language);
    • Redraw window if resize.
  • Improvements and adjustments as well as upgrade of the language files.
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2013-05-12 19:08

Works ok, but Typer Task is much better imo.

__philippe on 2017-08-19 15:10

Not to mention smaller as well...;-)

TyperTask: 52KB http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1854

QuickTextPaste: 112KB

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VLC Media Player Portable v2.2.8 Updated

billon on 5 Dec 2017
  • 121MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

VLC is a skinnable, feature-rich media player that supports a wide variety of multimedia file and streaming formats. It can play files while they download, from inside RAR files, online radio stations, convert video formats and much more. The software can also behave as a streaming server for delivering video in unicast or multicast mode.

VLC Media Player Portable is a portable wrapper for VLC. Alternatively, X-VideoLAN is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch VLCPortable.exe.
What's new? See:
https://www.videolan.org/vlc/releases/
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2017-12-06 15:41

I wonder why they never made a 64 bit version and if it doesn't matter why do they call this a 32 bit version? I mean after all its been around a very long time. I'm jus sayin :)

MIKLO

lastaltoid on 2017-12-07 04:59

@MIKLO
They have made 64 bit versions - they're just hard to find!
Pick your flavor from the drop-down menu: https://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html
Or get it direct: https://get.videolan.org/vlc/2.2.8/win32/vlc-2.2.8-win32.7z.
I have a program that relies on VLC's 64 bit codecs, so I had to search for it.

lastaltoid on 2017-12-07 05:06

BTW, these (zip and 7zip) have been described elsewhere as 'portable', they do not require installation (unpack and run), they apparently still some files (including an INI) in user AppData folder. I have not verified that.

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Artweaver Free v6.0.7 Updated

billon on 5 Dec 2017
  • 41MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by Island Boy

Artweaver is an image editor that tries to simulate natural brush tools eg. chalk, charcoal, pencils. It supports common image formats such as BMP, GIF, JPEG, PCX, TGA, TIFF, PNG and PSD, in addition to its own format (AWD). Image editing functions includes selection, gradient, crop, fill, transparency, layers, effects (sharpen, blur, emboss, mosaic etc.).

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Move the contents of {app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Create a text file Artweaver.ini in that folder with the content:

    [Settings]
    LangFilePath=Languages\Artweaver_en.lng

  4. Launch Artweaver.exe
What's new?
  • Improved virtual memory management and overall stability.
  • Fixed:
    • Not always correct shown selection preview;
    • Not correct handled transparency in Jitter blur FilterFX script;
    • Some small errors in online help;
    • Not always correct updating info palette.
Latest comments
ishldgetoutmore on 2011-12-07 21:49

I used Universal Extractor to open the installer, then copied the {app} folder to my PortableApps directory on my USB drive. I renamed it to Artweaver and created the .ini file. Seems to run just fine! I guess the {embedded} directory contains license files and so forth; not necessary to run the program. Very nice!

dany on 2011-12-08 00:06

@foxcole: click the link in 'how to extract.', you need to replace bin/innounp.exe with the latest version, yours only supports versions up to 5.1.1. Innounp version 0.36 supports unpacking version 5.4.2 Inno Setup installers.
Worked for me.

Happy.Camper2 on 2017-03-10 19:34

Sadly, The Artweaver Team will shutdown on
06/01/2017.
Article at Artweaver blog=>
https://www.artweaver.de/en/blog/80

Take Care All,
Happy Camper2

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QupZilla v2.2.2 Updated

billon on 5 Dec 2017
  • 213MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

QupZilla is a modern web browser that implements all standard features, as well as extras like a SSL certificate manager, search engine manager, themes, speed dial, extensions, AdBlock, GreaseMonkey, mouse gestures, access keys navigation, a command-line interface and more.

Cross-platform (Mac, Linux and more) and, despite the name, the program is not Mozilla Gecko-based: the program is WebKit-based similar to Safari and Chrome.

Alternatively, QupZilla Portable is stealth, portablizes paths and bundles the required Visual C DLLs. X-QupZilla is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Writes a few QT-related keys to the registry.
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch qupzilla.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: QtWeb, Google Chrome, Opera, Vivaldi
What's new? See:
https://github.com/QupZilla/qupzilla/blob/master/CHANGELOG
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-02-04 16:56

@billon
At first look QupZilla version 2.1.0 seems to have improved significantly compared to version 2.0.2, but it uses far more resources compared to version 1.8.9. I did just a brief testing.

freakazoid on 2017-02-11 22:46

I can confirm what smaragdus said about v2.1.0.

Memory usage hovers around 120-140 MB RAM, but that is to be expected when the core engine is now updated to use QtWebEngine, which is powered by Chromium. To compare, I had an older version of Qupzilla v1.8.6 lying around and that used 210 MB RAM.

It's a good alternative to the existing Chromium-powered browsers, but if you're using a Chromium backend, you might as well use Chromium so you can gain access to the wealth of available extensions out there rather than some homebrewed versions that come with QupZilla.

Midas on 2017-10-09 00:38

Looks like the new version number is rounding up... ;-)

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ocenaudio v3.3.6 Updated

billon on 6 Dec 2017

ocenaudio is a fast and easy audio editor and recorder that supports most audio formats. It includes a variety of audio edit tools and effects as well as VST plug-ins support, real-time preview of effects, multi-selection for delicate editions, efficient editing of large files, spectrogram and more.

ocenaudio is a cross-platform program available for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ocenaudio.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Audacity
What's new?
  • Add smooth effect.
  • Fixed:
    • AudioUnit bug;
    • Audio resample bug;
    • Minor bugs;
    • Critical bug that crash ocenaudio.

qBittorrent Portable v4.0.2 Updated

billon on 4 Dec 2017
  • 19MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by rbon

qBittorrent is a file sharing client modeled as an open alternative to ĀµTorrent. It includes a torrent search engine, support for all extensions (DHT, Peer Exchange, crypto, Magnet/BitComet etc.), web interface, RSS, scheduler, IP Filtering (eMule and PeerGuardian compatible), IPv6 compliance and more. Uniquely, it includes a program lock to password-protect the interface.

The program includes torrent creation and even tracker capabilities (for serving content).

qBittorrent Portable is a portable version of the standard client. Alternatively, X-qBittorrent is also available. Clients are also available for other platforms (Mac, Linux, FreeBSD, OS/2) and in ~25 world languages.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch qBittorrentPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: ĀµTorrent, Free Download Manager
What's new? See:
https://www.qbittorrent.org/news.php
Latest comments
webfork on 2016-09-03 23:51

@stisev: I really don't think feature bounties like what the qBitTorrent dev requested are harmful. As open source / freeware developers rarely see donations, I'd rather see requests like these than adware/bundleware.

stisev on 2017-01-03 10:32

Such garbage software. The author is about the biggest asshole I have ever met in the development world. Seriously, if you think this is an opinion go read the issues forum. as ransom for portable mode, he's demanding people give him money. You really can't make this shit up.

I gave qbittorrent an honest try. I can't get magnet links to associate with the portable version anymore. I even tried running it in Sandboxie and manually installing a reg entry.

This app should be reported and removed from PF as it constantly spreads its files all over my computer after magnet links are associated.
IT. IS. NOT. PORTABLE. and based on what the way the dev is screaming at its users, it's becoming donation-ware.

I encourage you all to petition mods to remove this app.

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Miranda IM v0.10.76 Updated

billon on 4 Dec 2017
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by David Miller

Miranda IM is an extensible, customizable instant messenger client supporting Facebook, Gadu-Gadu, Jabber, ICQ, IRC, MSN, Yahoo and more. The program can support more protocols via an extended plugin system to include Netsend, IAX, Tlen etc. and an add-on system can add other features such as skins, an RSS feed reader, weather alert, world clock, secure messaging etc.

Alternatively, Miranda IM Portable is another portable version.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract: Using the installer:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. Select Portable Installation, choose a destination folder, and Install
  3. Launch miranda32.exe or miranda64.exe

Using the 7zip versions:
  1. Download the 7z package based on your OS (Win9x/ME: ANSI, All other 32-bit: Unicode, All 64-bit: x64) and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Rename mirandaboot-example.ini to mirandaboot.ini
  3. Open mirandaboot.ini in a text editor, and change ProfileDir= to ProfileDir=.\Profile
  4. Save changes
  5. Launch miranda32.exe or miranda64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Miranda NG, Pidgin
What's new?
  • Fix possible database corruption and segfault.
  • Update SQLite library.
Latest comments
billon on 2017-08-22 16:57

Program is dead, addons' link is dead, forum is dead, wiki is dead, even screenshots' links are dead.

__philippe on 2017-08-23 12:17

Requiescant in Pace...;-)

webfork on 2017-08-24 02:49

Their site is having some issues. Though I'm only having issues with the addon and wiki site so maybe fixes are underway.

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