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BlueLife KeyFreeze v1.4

billon on 29 Mar 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Feb 2017
  • Suggested by Userfriendly

KeyFreeze is a basic keyboard locking tool that lets you restrict the keyboard and mouse without locking the screen. Designed primarily for children to view a computer but prevent interaction (e.g. let them watch a cartoon or have a video chat with the grandparents).

The unfreeze key combination is Ctrl + Alt + Del.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch KeyFreeze.exe or KeyFreeze_x64.exe.
What's new? Fixed:
  • When the position of the taskbar changes, info popup doesn’t appear.
  • CPU usage reduced.
  • Some minor bugs.
Latest comments
Prompt24 on 2012-12-09 21:57

Great! Must have! Just would be nice to have more options for keys combinations. Thanks.

Kea on 2012-12-12 00:13

Until you forget the new combination...

AndTheWolf on 2017-03-28 17:13

Now at version 1.4

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TreeSheets Mar 26 2017

billon on 28 Mar 2017
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Mar 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

TreeSheets is a mashup of many different program types including spreadsheets, mind mappers, outliners, PIMs, text editors and small databases. It has a tabbed interface and is lightweight and fast, using few system resources even with large files.

It's like a spreadsheet, but much more suitable for complex data because it's hierarchical. It's like a mind mapper, but more organized and compact. It's like an outliner, but in more than one dimension. It's like a text editor, but with structure. It is capable of many kinds of data organization, including todo lists, calendars, project management, brainstorming, organizing ideas, planning, requirements gathering, presentation of information, etc.

Functional in 64-bit and cross platform (Linux and Mac).

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder. All settings written to TreeSheets.ini.
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: ZLIB
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract using 7-zip to a folder of your choice
  2. If the $_OUTDIR folder is present, move docs, examples, and images to the main folder
  3. Launch TreeSheets.exe -p
Similar/alternative apps: XMind
What's new? See:
https://github.com/aardappel/treesheets/commits/master
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2016-10-07 17:12

@Realist: so the program is rubbish because you don't understand how it works and what it does.

smaragdus on 2016-10-07 20:05

@Ennovy
Why are you feeding the troll?

Ennovy on 2016-10-07 20:58

@Smaragdus: you are right, of course

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MiTeC Mail Viewer v2.3.0

billon on 27 Mar 2017
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Mar 2017
  • Suggested by NickR

MiTeC Mail Viewer for several common email clients including Outlook Express, Windows Mail/Windows Live Mail and Mozilla Thunderbird message databases as well as single EML files. It displays list of contained messages with all needed properties as ordinary e-mail client. Message can be viewed in detailed view including attachments (save ability) and HTML preview.

The program includes search and filtering capability, and allows the extraction of attachments or email addresses from all emails in opened folder.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MailView.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new?
  • Mozilla Thunderbird store browser updated.
Latest comments
robzuc on 2016-12-19 21:54

Trying to download the zip file, a Firefox warning says: "This file may harm your computer. This file is disguised as a helpful download, but it can make unexpected changes to your programs and settings".
This is the first time I see this FF warning...

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DiskInternals Linux Reader v2.6.0

billon on 19 Apr 2017
  • 21MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by AlephX

DiskInternals Linux Reader provides several disk management tools in an easy-to-use interface. Most notably it includes a tool for reading disks formatted to to a variety of file systems for Mac and Linux, as well as virtual disks from VMware, VirtualBox, VirtualPC, and Parallels (VMDK, VHD, VDI, HDS), as well as a disk image creator. The interface includes a disk usage window, basic file search, and a preview option for pictures and text.

Can create disk images (.img and .dsk), including boot sector. Filesystems supported include:

  • Ext2/3/4
  • ReiserFS, Reiser4
  • HFS, HFS+ (Mac OS)
  • FAT, exFAT
  • NTFS, ReFS (next-gen Windows filesystem)
  • UFS2

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
Stealth: ? No. HKLM\SOFTWARE\DiskInternals, HKCU\Software\DiskInternals
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract the files with Universal Extractor to a temporary folder
  2. Move the contents of $INSTDIR to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch LinuxReader.exe (for 32-bit OS) or LinuxReader64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
Similar/alternative apps: Explore2fs Portable Edition
Latest comments
Midas on 2016-01-14 15:28

@checker: after my experience with the largely illiterate (*ducks*) masses of the Net, I believe a link is more eloquent and straightforward than a note. For one, it's part of the the database structure, while a note is easy to overlook. I motion for the link to be reinstated.

SYSTEM on 2016-01-14 16:11

@Midas: I agree. I was the one who added the 64-bit download link before Checker removed it.

webfork on 2017-03-01 19:13

Tested with Mac-formatted HFS+ drive today and this worked beautifully. Very easy and fast.

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clipLog/clipFind v2.0

vmars316 on 28 Mar 2017
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Mar 2017
  • Suggested by vmars316

clipLog/clipFind is a portable, uncomplicated, no-limits, openSource, Clipboard-based 'Information Manager'.
It runs in stealth mode, and pops-up a Topics-Button-Screen whenever a 'Cntrl+C' copy-text action occurs (from any program). The user then clicks on a Topic-Button to save/file the copied text into that category(Button name). One click does it all.
The user pre-assigns Topic-Button Names, such as: Contacts, Diary, HowTo, Passwords, Reminder, CodeSnippets, etc..
Button names can be changed at any time.
The 'ClipFind search engine' can Find any word or words since day one. And present this information, sorted by both 'oldest date 1st' and 'newest date 1st'.
TTS Text-to-speech, clipLog can SPEAK any/all copied text.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch clipLog.exe.
What's new?
  • Popup TopicButtons.
  • Improved SearchEngine.
  • Text-to-Speech
Latest comments
Checker on 2013-06-21 23:12

@ vmars316: Screenshots updated.

vmars316 on 2017-03-28 16:24

New with v 2.0:
Popup TopicButtons.
Improved SearchEngine.
Text-to-Speech

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MemPad v3.62

billon on 17 Mar 2017
  • 424KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Mar 2017
  • Suggested by alphasurfer

MemPad is a text editor that lets you add, edit, and arrange your notes in a hierarchical, tree-based view. It supports text search, word-wrap mode, read-only mode, auto-save, notebook encryption, automatic backup, search-and-replace, a diary mode, etc.

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 Mempad.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new?
  • Bugfix: Save function for a new file failed (closing file/Mempad did save properly).
  • Status bar optional (INI file: StatusBar=1): page path, caret position, update * mark.
  • Import function faster; special "re-import" removed from menu.
  • PureBasic compiler ver. 5.60.
Latest comments
Cornflower on 2015-01-02 21:32

@hamasaki, To save notes to DropBox , use the Export function, and Export to your Dropbox location.

Cornflower on 2015-01-02 21:37

Printing! I don't know where I saw it, but to Print from Mempad, Export (Page, Node, or Structure), then in the dialogue box, tick "Open the file" and "with program:" and type in notepad.exe /p (or as I do, ted.exe /p -- see ted.exe at http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=858)

hamasaki on 2015-05-01 15:25

@Cornflower, I`ve tried that but when you save in MemPad it doesn`t update the dropbox file, you have to export it again. No good.

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Jan's FolderSize v1.31

billon on 16 Mar 2017
  • 168KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Jun 2001
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

FolderSize scans a selected drive or folder and reports the size of all the subfolders. The result can be viewed in bytes, percentage of total space or as a bar graph

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FolderSize.exe.
Latest comments
sarahwilliams25 on 2014-08-14 21:23

A better natively portable app can be found here:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1725

__philippe on 2017-03-16 19:14

Jan'sFolderSize v1.31 : Oldie but Goodie product !

Belatedly noted JFS scores 9/60 on Vir*sTotal, mildly concerning results most probably imputable
to JFS *.exe being packed with ASPack compressor, which many vir*s checkers tend to frown upon.

No matter, JFS has been running forever with aplomb and without any apparent side effect on my overly oldie XP machine...;-)

MIKLO on 2017-04-03 14:59

@sarahwilliams25 I will be the judge of what is the "better" app,as I'm sure others are also capable of making the same choice for themselves thank you :)
MIKLO

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AntiDupl.NET v2.3.8

__philippe on 5 Apr 2017
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Sep 2015
  • Suggested by JohnW

AntiDupl.NET is a tool to search for and delete identical or very similar pictures. Includes a customizable difference threshold and can highlight image differences.

The program can also detect image defects.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft.NET Framework 2.0
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting archive to a folder of your choice. Launch AntiDupl.NET.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: ImgSearch
What's new?
  • Swap the neighboring images in a horizontal look.
Latest comments
webfork on 2017-03-21 02:08

I thought my similar image analysis program of choice was more than adequate but this program is remarkably good. The program works really fast on a TON of images and the change detection is very useful.

__philippe on 2017-03-21 12:12

@webfork

Appreciate your tightening of Antidupl.NET functional capabilities description, particularly in reference
to the product remarkable customizable divergence threshold and its image differences highlighting ability.

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Bible Analyzer v5.2.1.

smaragdus on 15 Mar 2017
  • 45MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Mar 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Bible Analyzer is a cross-platform study and analysis program with text comparison, proximity searches, detailed statistics, and more usually not found in other free or commercial software programs.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer
  2. Run the installer and during installation select Portable (All files under one folder) installation mode
  3. Launch BibleAnalyzer5.exe
Similar/alternative apps: BPBible Portable, theWord
What's new? See:
http://www.bibleanalyzer.com/updates.htm
Latest comments
Napiophelios on 2015-04-11 00:07

this reminds me alot of "the word" but a lot lighter I think
and I really like the Hymns Audio folder..nice touch.

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Quick Any2Ico v2.2.3.0

billon on 14 Mar 2017
  • 343KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Mar 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Quick Any2Ico can take high quality icon or image files from a binary executable or resource file (.exe or .dll). Icons can be exported to a variety of formats with available sizing options. The program can also be used to add or remove image formats from icon files.

Command-line capabilities included.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download Quick_Any2Ico.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: ToYcon, Imagicon
What's new?
  • Improved:
    • Drag&Drop support;
    • Icon path retrieval.
  • Bug fixes.
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2017-04-03 15:10

Very nice, I am able to make icons with this app when IcoFX2 is unable.Quick Any2Ico has a small footprint & is fast and reliable along with being very user friendly.
MIKLO

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Win32 Disk Imager v1.0.0

billon on 20 May 2017
  • 44MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Mar 2017
  • Suggested by guinness

Win32 Disk Imager is a simple disk imaging utility to write IMG files to SD and USB cards and allow booting from these devices. Just point to the IMG file and then select the removable device to write to.

Note that this utility is intended for flash media and cannot burn CD-ROMs.

Note: We recommend reading information available on the author's website before use. Use care with imaging tools like this one.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Win32DiskImager.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary translations.
What's new? See:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/files/
Latest comments
joby_toss on 2013-05-03 06:35

Check the link Midas pointed above: https://answers.launchpad.net/win32-image-writer/+question/74814

Midas on 2013-05-03 09:50

Also, Bootice provides a quick way to cure pendrive woes:

http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=20478

(At least, it's what YUMI devs recommend...)

siegfried on 2017-05-20 15:40

It's not Stealth 'cause It writes to registry:

HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-95864766-2325389660-2471813846-1001\Software\Win32DiskImager\

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Windows Registry Recovery v1.6.1

billon on 7 Mar 2017
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Mar 2017
  • Suggested by AlephX

Windows Registry Recovery allows to directly read files containing Windows registry hives and extract many useful information about the configuration and windows installation settings of the host machine.

Note that the program is not simply a registry editor: it works with other tools, including exported keys. It’s useful for seeing registry issues, sandboxing tools, and diagnostics. To your own computer's registry files, open a NTUSER.DAT system file but keep in mind that these are usually hidden by Windows to avoid accidental deletion.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WRR.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: RegistryViewer, RawReg
What's new?
  • Bug fixes.
Latest comments
Libor Šimánek on 2009-12-01 21:29

You do nothing wrong. It's a peace of SHIT !!! Waste of time !!! At least a single line of help how to use it would be decency!

Raj Sharma on 2009-12-26 02:11

I find it a good Program. Only one of its kind. You should know where your registry hives are.

joeyjuviyani on 2010-02-02 00:17

Get the awesome guide on "Monitor, clean and optimize the Windows registry" at:
http://forums.techarena.in/guides-tutorials/1298105.htm

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mp3DirectCut v2.23

billon on 7 Mar 2017
  • 496KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Mar 2017
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

mp3DirectCut is a small tool for editing MPEG audio directly. You can remove parts, change the volume, split files or copy regions to new files, all without the need to decompress your MP3 into PCM/WAV. This saves work, encoding time and disk space. In addition, there is no quality loss to edited files.

Functional in Linux via WINE.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes. Enable under Settings/Misc
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch mp3DirectCut.exe
  3. Optionally, delete language files that you don't plan to use to save ~200 KB
What's new?
  • MP4 demuxing by calling external ffmpeg.
  • Bug on Xing VBR header reading fixed.
  • Saving "Cut whole pause" setting.
  • Big timer with total track time option.
  • Minor improvements.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-10-01 00:47

There is a new version of mp3DirectCut- 2.21, but I do not like the new icon and will stick to mp3DirectCut 2.20. I do not get it why all developers embrace the ugly and unbearable M$ flat design.

Specular on 2016-02-20 12:47

In v2.22 there's a 'Configuration Storage' setting under Prefs>Folders. By default it's unchecked. Does it need to be enabled for portable use?

j7n on 2017-04-06 22:59

The new "flat" design with similar monochrome icons is a step back in usability. Normal appearance, apart from grouping of toolbar buttons, can be restored under Configuration -> Layout.

The program is a good tool for trimming old MP3 encodes without incurring further quality loss. Glitches are avoided if the MP3 is upconverted to 320 kbit beforehand with MP3Packer.

I wish it also supported common simple video soundtrack formats.

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SmartSniff v2.27

billon on 6 Mar 2017
  • 135KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Mar 2017
  • Suggested by milentechie

SmartSniff is a network analysis/dignostic tool that allows you to capture TCP/IP packets that pass through your network adapter. You can view the captured data as sequence of conversations between clients and servers in ASCII mode (for text-based protocols, like HTTP, SMTP, POP3 and FTP) or as hex dump (for non text-based protocols, like DNS).

On Win2K or above, SmartSniff is able to capture TCP/IP packets using raw sockets. This method has some limitations and problems, but it does not require any additional installation. A better way to capture TCP/IP packets is to install the open-source WinPcap capture driver, functional on Windows 98 and later.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch smsniff.exe.

Optionally, add IPToCountry.csv in the same directory as SmartSniff to show the Country of origin for each IP address.
What's new?
  • Fixed the lower pane to switch focus when pressing tab key.
Latest comments
SnowStorm on 2011-02-04 21:22

There is a more recent version of Wireshark (portable)

Kermode on 2011-08-30 23:14

@Zadadka
No I'm not - a portable program is one that doesn't install files.

@SnowStorm:
It still isn't portable since it wants to install WinPCap

bzl333 on 2013-03-13 02:53

@kermode - it works on raw sockets in winXP SP3, so it is portable for some users at least.

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Bitmessage v0.6.2

smaragdus on 3 Mar 2017
  • 28MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Mar 2017
  • Suggested by smaragdus

Bitmessage is a secure messaging system functioning like a peer-to-peer email service. The decentralized program resists tracking and includes encrypted connections, blocklist, channels, subscriptions, and any number of addresses can be created and discarded as needed. Messages sent via the network have a required expiration date of 28 days or less and are text-only.

Supports unlimited accounts and multiple instances.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac, Linux, and FreeBSD.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder: keys.dat
Stealth: ? No. Writes to \AppData\Roaming\PyBitmessage and writes some Trolltech registry entries
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT (source)
How to extract:
  1. Download Bitmessage-[version].exe to a folder of your choice
  2. Optionally, rename the file to remove [version] numbers
  3. Launch Bitmessage.exe
  4. From the Settings menu, select Settings and check Run in Portable Mode

To generate a new address, click New Identity
Similar/alternative apps: Isotoxin
What's new? See:
https://bitmessage.org/wiki/Changelog

ShadowCopyView v1.05

billon on 3 Mar 2017
  • 122KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Mar 2017
  • Suggested by billon

ShadowCopyView lists the snapshots of your hard drive created by the 'Volume Shadow Copy' service in Windows. Every snapshot contains an older versions of your files and folders from the date that the snapshot was created, you can browse the older version of your files and folders, and optionally copy them into a folder on your disk.

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 ShadowCopyView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Entry Modified Time' column.

PSPad v4.6.2

billon on 2 Mar 2017
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Mar 2017
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

PSPad is a plain text editor with syntax highlighting support and tabbed interface. It includes an integrated hex editor, spell checker, FTP client, code explorer etc. It also allows you to automate repetitive activities through macro recording and playback.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Writes 3 entries (Handle|Path|Ready) to HKCU\Software\PSPad and registers Shell|Open|Command for PSPad.project (.PPR) file.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Download dictionaries for spell-check (optional) and unpack to .\PSPad\Spell\ folder
  3. Launch PSPad.exe
What's new? See:
http://www.pspad.com/en/whatsnew.htm
Latest comments
Shadeclan on 2012-09-12 19:25

I've been using PSPad for a number of years now and really like it. I find it much easier to configure and less complicated to use than Notepad++, its closest competitor. Also, it is still very much in development. Latest version, as of 12 Sep 2012 is V4.5.7 (2449) released 22 Aug 2012. It is my go-to text editor for everything.
There are a few annoying things with it however. It comes with 27 pre-installed languages which can be hidden but not uninstalled and there are only 5 slots for custom languages. I think that most people would not have a problem with that since the installed languages are the most popular but if you work in a shop using more obscure languages, you might be out of luck.

Shadeclan on 2012-09-14 13:59

I figured out how to uninstall the user-chosen (custom) languages but it takes a little work.
1: Open PSPad.ini (if you opened it with PSPad or if PSPad is running, save it as something else).
2: Delete the UserHighLighterName# value / data pair where the language is listed (the crosshatch is either null or a number between 1 and 4).
3: Delete the language key and all value / data pairs appertaining to it.
4: If PSPad is running, close it - then replace the PSPad.ini file with your changes. Voila! Your user-selected language slot is ready for another language!
I have posted a request to add a mechanism to do this automatically on the PSPad forum which is very active and the author of the software posts often - not what you'd expect from "dead" software.
BTW: Be cautious about using the installer - it seems to have had some problems. Use the zip file instead and unpack the files to a folder of your choice.

Shadeclan on 2012-09-14 14:46

If it's ok, I'd just like to make a few more comments:
Viniciusban writes that PSPad has no comment-out tool. I don't know if that was true when he posted, but it has one now:
Format menu / Add/Remove Comment.

Webfork writes that it has trouble handling Very Large Files (VLF). In my experience, there are only a very few editors that can handle VLFs without absorbing all available RAM and none of them (with the possible exception of UltraEdit) is as full-featured as PSPad IMHO. If I must view / edit a VLF, I always use HiEditor from WinASM.net as it is made specifically to work on VLFs without hosing the computer. Unfortunately, it isn't offered on PortableFreeware.com but it is completely portable, writes all settings to an INI file and is very fast.

Tom mentions that the "stable" version is 4.5.4. Currently it is 4.5.6 and was uploaded about 11 months ago. Beta version, available from the forum and updated August 2012, is very stable - if the latest version is wanted, grab it from there.

PSPad has its problems but they all do - that's why there isn't just a single text editor that everybody uses. While Notepad++ is (undeniably) the most popular text editor for programmers, I find its interface somewhat obscure and its learning curve a bit too steep to make it useful to me. PSPad's interface is much cleaner and simpler and, if I don't use it for months at a time, I can come back to it without worrying about relearning anything - that's why PSPad is my text editor of choice.

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LookDisk v6.6

smaragdus on 27 Feb 2017
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Feb 2017
  • Suggested by Crash

LookDisk is a fast and effective file, text, and duplicate search tool that supports searching with specific parameters. Includes support for searching archive files (e.g. .ZIP files). Displays a disk overview (size and free space).

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application Folder
Dependencies: GDIPLUS.DLL
Stealth: ? No. %WINDIR%\gridList
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ldw.exe.
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2013-05-27 12:29

On first search it gave an exception error, some weird characters on screen and locked up. Avoid.

smaragdus on 2015-08-07 21:12

LookDisk 6.2 has been released.

Checker on 2015-08-08 17:17

@ smaragdus : Thanks ... and updated ;)

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Wavosaur v1.3.0.0

billon on 25 Feb 2017
  • 809KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Feb 2017
  • Suggested by NewKreation

Wavosaur is a fast and easy multi-audiowave file editor created for editing audio clips, sound design, mastering, managing, and recording. The program is compatible with VSTs and capable of using them in real time to listen to effects-processed audio. The program can monitor audio ports and is MIDI-controllable. Among its features: ASIO support, import (MP3, aiff, raw binary, au/snd, ADPCM, and so on), MP3 export, statistic/analysis tools (2D/3D spectrum, real time oscilloscope), process tools (resample, bit-depth convert 8, 16, 24, 32 bits, pitch shift, vocal removal, etc.), batch processing, and more.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Wavosaur.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Audacity
What's new? See:
http://www.wavosaur.com/history.php
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webfork on 2012-04-15 21:40

goodandbad: might be a big file thing: program seemed to choke when I added a 1.3 gig WAV file. However, the batch processing for some basic normalizing operations was very, very useful. Definitely keep this around to do what Audacity won't.

rogerthedodger on 2012-11-07 01:14

Looked and sounded great, but batch processing only as .wav files, and you cant select multiple processing options. Maybe in the future this will be worthwhile, but not yet.

BGM on 2012-12-28 02:11

I like this program very much. I use it to make voice recordings for Asterisk.

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EVE v3.56

webfork on 24 Feb 2017
  • 182KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Aug 2003
  • Suggested by Thomas Dy

EVE (Embedded Vector Editor) is a tiny vector-based drawing tool. Additional object libraries can also be downloaded, including logic gate circuit symbols, flowchart symbols etc.

Note: There is also EVE Web Edition, which supports SVG export/import.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Partial
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch eve.exe.
What's new? See:
http://barryk.org/goosee/versions.htm
Latest comments
AlephX on 2011-07-11 11:03

Hi, now the app is licensed under GPL...

lautrepay on 2011-07-11 14:23

Updated, thanks!

Cornflower on 2017-02-24 19:12

Thanks for re-adding this great little app. I'll let the group know if it ever doesn't work on an OS that I am aware of. So far, so good.

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Transmission Portable v2.92

billon on 9 May 2017
  • 28MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Feb 2017
  • Suggested by Midas

Transmission is a simple and easy-to-use BitTorrent client supporting bandwidth controls, a web interface, peer exchange, magnet support, and the ability to watch directories. Advanced tools include blocklist support, required encryption, webseed support, tracker editing. Includes DHT, µTP, UPnP and NAT-PMP port forwarding.

Transmission Portable is a portable version of the program.

Functional in 64-bit.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch TransmissionPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: qBitTorrent Portable, Tixati, uTorrent, Halite
What's new? See:
https://github.com/transmission/transmission/releases
Latest comments
Midas on 2016-01-01 16:32

Please check the forum topic (from http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=75793#p75793) for v2.84.4 re-release notice, 2 later 'unofficial' versions and info about the 64-bit release...

AndTheWolf on 2017-05-09 17:29

Download link still pointing to version 2.84.4

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Quick Cliq v2.1.0

webfork on 25 Jun 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Sep 2015
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Quick Cliq is an application launcher and productivity tool that provides quick access folders, files, programs, links, and command-line operations as well as window management, clipboard manipulation, and text "memos". The compact menu can be displayed anywhere via keyboard shortcut or mouse gesture, even within applications.

A video preview is available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Quick Cliq.exe.

MyUninstaller v1.77

billon on 1 May 2017
  • 78KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Feb 2017
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

MyUninstaller is an alternative utility to the standard Add/Remove Software control panel applet. It displays the list of all installed application, and allows you to uninstall an application, delete an uninstall entry, and save the list of all installed applications into a text file or HTML file. It also provides additional information for most installed applications that the standard applet does not display: product name, company, version, uninstall string, installation folder etc.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch myuninst.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: UninstallView
What's new?
  • Removed the duplicate entries of HKEY_CURRENT_USER key on 64-bit systems.
Latest comments
Beau on 2010-01-21 19:46

RevoUninstaller Portable:
http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download_other.html

User on 2010-02-03 03:13

@Fred, I use Safarp to remove Java updates all the time.

Try "Remove (quiet mode)"; works great.

webfork on 2011-09-30 21:00

I generally use Revo (http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1398) to make sure files are removed but to get multiple programs off quickly, I use FreeUninstaller (http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=1350), which has a local and online search, use frequency, website, and other features.

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SigcheckGUI v1.1.3

smaragdus on 21 Feb 2017
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Nov 2016
  • Suggested by Checker

SigcheckGUI is a system and security analysis tool for understanding files and processes. The program shows a variety of file data including signing source, 32/64-bit status, version, publisher, and more. Security options include VirusTotal analysis and file hashing (MD5, SHA1, and SHA256). The program can even run on all active processes.

The program can export results to spreadsheet (CSV) or copied to the clipboard.

SigcheckGUI is a front-end for Sigcheck from Sysinternals.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Sysinternals\SigCheck: "EulaAccepted"
License: Freeware for non-commercial use (obtain commercial license)
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice.
  2. Download Sigcheck ZIP package and extract sigcheck.exe or sigcheck64.exe (for 64-bit OS) to the same folder.
  3. Rename sigcheck64.exe to sigcheck.exe.
  4. Launch SigcheckGUI.exe.

Optionally:
  • To enable Compute Hashes and Query VirusTotal features, check those boxes in the Options tab
  • To check extensions other than EXE and DLL, select the Options tab and enter them in the "Allowed Extentions" entry
Similar/alternative apps: RapidCRC Unicode
What's new? Added:
  • SigcheckGUI now handles passed files and folders.
  • Added "Clear unknown" to the Clear menu.
Changed:
  • Changed/added some icons.
  • Verified SigcheckGUI works with sigcheck.exe v2.54.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2016-02-04 13:18

The underlying SysInternals's SIGCHECK utility (CLI) is updated to V2.5 (as of 02-FEB-2016)
with the following change :

- now reports all the signatures of images that have multiple signers

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897441.aspx

Please note that since v2.4, SigCheck requires Vista, Win7 or higher.
(v2.3 still works fine under XP)

smaragdus on 2016-09-03 20:01

Version 1.1.2 does not include 'sigcheck.exe'.

__philippe on 2016-09-03 21:33

The underlying SysInternals's SIGCHECK utility (CLI) is updated to V2.54 (as of 29-AUG-2016) with the following change :

- fixes a bug that could result in it reporting signed files that have been modified as having a valid signature.

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RecentFilesView v1.33

billon on 20 Feb 2017
  • 69KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Feb 2017
  • Suggested by ashghost

RecentFilesView gives access to the information stored each time that you open a file from Windows Explorer or from a standard open/save dialog-box. When the name of the file that you opened is recorded by the operating system, some of the names are saved into the 'Recent' folder, while others are saved into the Registry. This utility displays the list of all recently opened files, and allows you to delete unwanted filename entries for privacy or brevity.

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 RecentFilesView.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed bug: When pressing Delete key inside the text-box of the Find window, RecentFilesView asked you if you want to delete the selected item instead of deleting a character inside the find text-box.
Latest comments
Dave on 2010-05-27 23:03

it would be a handy forensics tool if it could target a remote machine and/or remote profiles

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