Latest entries (500)

Public DNS Server Tool v2.3 Updated

billon on 12 May 2018
  • 87KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by guinness

Public DNS Server Tool is a small utility for easily changing the DNS server. Although there are many reasons to make this change, the program was created to help change your DNS to one of a variety of available public DNS servers. These frequently provide increased security, protection, and/or speed versus your ISP.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PublicDNS.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: QuickSetDNS
What's new?
  • Added new servers (Verisign DNS, Yandex DNS, Cloudflare DNS, Neustar).
  • Updated the Norton DNS servers to their new IP address.
Latest comments
Ganamyde on 2014-03-18 06:52

...
if servers.ini is not found, then creates a default one
...

Didn't happen.

frease on 2014-03-19 23:17

Straight-forward but doesn't reset to original DNS. Still needs improvement.

Compared with this tool, I feel DNSJumper is more user-friendly and it also allows you to add custom DNS address, reset DNS address to original and test fastest DNS to use.

AndTheWolf on 2018-05-09 14:55

Now at version 2.3

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MediaInfo v18.05 Updated

billon on 9 May 2018
  • 12MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 May 2018
  • Suggested by remialdo

MediaInfo displays a variety of technical and metadata/tag information from audio/video files. It features many different available layouts to display the information, as well as the ability to create custom layouts. The program can be used to find missing codecs or get more information about a given media file.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: LGPL (Ad-supported)
How to extract:
  1. Download the 7z package "GUI (32 bit only without installer)" and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete MediaInfo_InfoTip.dll and unnecessary language files
  3. Launch MediaInfo.exe
  4. Shell extension and Shell InfoTip should be unchecked before choosing OK
What's new? See:
https://mediaarea.net/MediaInfo/ChangeLog
Latest comments
joby_toss on 2013-06-10 17:18

I have no idea why the "GUI version without installer" has the .man extension, but it's only a simple archive and can be extracted with 7zip or UniversalExtractor. So "How to extract" field is still displaying correct information.

joby_toss on 2013-06-11 09:35

You are right! My Opera is at fault here. My beloved Opera failed my once more...again... Maybe it's finally time to put it to rest...

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Sleipnir v4.5.13 Updated

billon on 9 May 2018
  • 139MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 May 2018
  • Suggested by AlephX

Sleipnir is a browser with dual-rendering capability using Internet Explorer and Chrome engines, known as Trident and Blink respectively. In addition, the program includes advanced tab management and a wide array of customizations, Chrome extension compatibility, RSS, passwords and forms management, mouse gestures, advanced drag and drop, keyboard shortcuts, available cloud synchronization using the maker's service and more.

Cross platform (Mac, Android, iPhone and Windows Phone).

NOTE: Version 6 of this program is available but may not be portable.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Sleipnir.exe (found inside bin sub-folder).
Similar/alternative apps: Chromium, QupZilla
What's new? See Japanese changelog here.
Latest comments
joby_toss on 2014-12-06 17:29

In my opinion, v6 is a step back (looks more "modern", but lacks versatility) compared to v4 (they are being worked on simultaneously).

smaragdus on 2015-05-29 14:46

In fact the latest version of Sleipnir 4 series is 4.4.3.4000.
I agree with joby_toss that Sleipnir 6 is modern beyond usability.

smaragdus on 2016-08-03 20:48

English page is gone, latest versions (as of 2016.08.03)- 4.5.0 & 6.2.0.

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AIMP v4.51 build 2077 Updated

billon on 8 May 2018
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 May 2018
  • Suggested by eldad

AIMP is a skinnable audio player similar to Winamp that supports most audio formats, as well as Internet radio. Features include a mini-player, colorizing of individual skins, equalizer, visualizations, playlist, global hotkeys, library and plug-ins capability. The application also includes a built-in tag editor, alarm clock and auto-shutdown.

Alternatively, AIMP Portable is stealth and automatically adjusts paths.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Writes to registry if run with admin rights. See this forum thread.
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download and run the installer, choose a folder of your choice (outside of the Program Files directory) and select Portable version
  2. Launch AIMP.exe
Optionally, you may delete the uninstall.exe file.
Similar/alternative apps: Winyl, Xion
What's new? See:
http://www.aimp.ru/?do=changelog
Latest comments
fullbug on 2016-04-18 14:15

Great player! Thanx for sharing....

MIKLO on 2016-06-03 11:47

smaragdus REALLY? wow I didn't realize that looks over substance was so important to sum people. Now I'm curious what others think about the "looks" of V4 or if most just don't care like me, please don't misunderstand I understand how you feel its just foreign 2me is all I'm saying. Of course if V3 suits your needs then by all means that's the correct version for you to use, no matter what I or others think. Enjoy.:)
MIKLO

Peter202 on 2016-11-06 10:52

Is it possible to disable the ID3v1 tagging? It's messing up the grouping of my mp3 files when i import them in the library.

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ChromeCookiesView v1.47 Updated

billon on 8 May 2018
  • 200KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 May 2018
  • Suggested by guinness

ChromeCookiesView is an alternative to the standard internal cookies viewer of Google Chrome Web browser. It displays the list of all cookies stored by Google Chrome Web browser and allows you to easily delete unwanted cookies. It also allows you export the cookies into text/csv/html/xml file.

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 ChromeCookiesView.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed to read the cookies file in the latest versions of Chrome.
Latest comments
vmars316 on 2017-03-29 00:36

Win 10 x64:
It doesn't delete cookies.

__philippe on 2017-10-23 13:25

Belatedly noticed the "Quick-Filter" option introduced since v1.35,
very handy time-saving feature when trying to locate and eradicate
multiple pesky ads cookies in one fell swoop.

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DTaskManager v1.56.29 Updated

billon on 8 May 2018
  • 476KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 May 2018
  • Suggested by rw14c

DTaskManager adds additional features above Windows' native Task Manager including batch termination and control over even protected system processes. The program can suspend and reactivate processes (useful for effectively "pausing" a program without closing) as well as automatically managing process priority. When ending a program, three different ways are available to kill a processes, including End, Quit, Kill and Kill Process Override for even increasingly stubborn programs.

Note: To save settings check "Save on exit" under the "Options" menu.

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 DTaskManager.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Daphne, Process Hacker, Task Manager DeLuxe
What's new? See:
http://www.softpedia.com/progChangelog/DTaskManager-Changelog-34426.html
Latest comments
Midas on 2015-12-11 21:30

@MIKLO: did you notice Windows 10 isn't listed under system requirements?

MIKLO on 2017-04-03 14:02

@Midas Oops Duh, I guess ya gotta be smarter than the software which I was not. lol Thanks for the heads up^
MIKLO

MIKLO on 2017-12-19 14:30

Now I can try because Windoze 10 is listed in system requirements.
MIKLO

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Run-Command v3.01 Updated

billon on 8 May 2018
  • 173KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 May 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

Run-Command improves on the standard Windows "Run" tool with the ability to run programs as administrator, command favorites and more. Favorites can be managed by grouping by command categories.

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 "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Lauch Run-Command.exe or Run-Command_x64.exe (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: Famulus
What's new?
  • Code signing certificate.
  • Update of the language files.
  • Small corrections.
Latest comments
timtimtim on 2013-11-21 16:10

I couldn't run this on win2k; it hides in the system tray without a way to display it. I even tried using Process Explorer's Properties.Image.Bring to Front resulting in the msgbox: No visible windows found for this process

MIKLO on 2016-02-28 20:45

Tim I know this is an old post but I hope by now you have upgraded from Win2K after all it is the twenty first century. For me this software works as advertised!
MIKLO

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OfflineRegistryView v1.01 Updated

billon on 7 May 2018
  • 104KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 May 2018
  • Suggested by billon

OfflineRegistryView allows you to read offline registry files from external drive and view the desired registry key in .reg file format.

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 OfflineRegistryView.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed bug: OfflineRegistryView exported REG_EXPAND_SZ values incorrectly.

GPU-Z v2.9.0 Updated

billon on 7 May 2018
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 May 2018
  • Suggested by JohnW

GPU-Z is a lightweight system utility designed to provide vital information about your video card and graphics processor. It supports AMD, ATI, Intel and NVIDIA graphics devices.

Alternatively, GPU-Z Portable has portable settings and is stealth.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Windows registry.
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download GPU-Z.x.xx.x.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new?
  • Added:
    • WDDM 2.4 support for Windows 10 RS4 / April Update / Spring Creators Update;
    • Support for:
      NVIDIA Tesla V100;
      Haswell GT1 in Celeron 2961Y;
      HBM2 memory type in Advanced Panel, NVIDIA BIOS;
      perf cap reason 'none' (Tesla in TCC mode);
    • More Bristol Ridge models.
  • Changed Wani name to Carrizo/Bristol.
  • Vega's SOC Clock and Hot Spot sensors are now disabled by default at request of AMD. You can enable them any time in settings.
  • When GPU-Z is set to launch on Window startup, disable "This file was downloaded from Internet" message.
  • Improved drawing code for sensor graph.
  • Fixed:
    • Empty or incorrect readings for NVIDIA GPUs in TCC mode (Quadro/Tesla);
    • Detection for AMD Carrizo/Bristol/Stoney;
    • DirectX support reporting for ATI RV200;
    • Top right button corruption when resizing the window.
Latest comments
abc on 2012-07-21 18:57

It's not mentioned but it requires admin rights to install a driver. Does it remove the driver on system reboot? I don't know, I couldn't find out very much information besides "there's no installation required". The developer proclaims "It's so simple to use, you don't need documentation." LOL. So much for that.

Last but not least GPU-Z and CPU-Z just share similar names, they are developed independently afaik.

veyselcelik on 2013-09-13 21:53

It's not stealth. Where the files or regs stored?

I am Baas on 2013-09-14 01:28

@veyselcelik

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\TechPowerUP\Gpu-z

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EMDB v3.15 Updated

billon on 7 May 2018
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 May 2018
  • Suggested by MarkCo

EMDB (Eric's Movie DataBase) helps you keep track of your movie and television series collections, supporting both physical discs and media files. The program includes an automatic import from IMDB, thumbnail cover preview, a loan tracker, text or HTML, export to CSV, advanced search and filter functions.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download, extract the ZIP file, and launch setup.exe
  2. Install to a folder of your choice (excluding the Program Files folder)
  3. Launch EMDB.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Ant Movie Catalog
What's new? See:
http://www.emdb.eu/history.html
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2017-10-12 02:47

It is not stealth, it adds an uninstall entry and a pile of registry keys.

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Digital Clock v4.7.2 Updated

billon on 7 May 2018
  • 42MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Digital Clock is a feature-rich yet easy to customize desktop clock. It supports skins, customizable clock color, texture instead of color, zoom, signals (alarms, hourly chimes), tray control, customizable time format, start-up with system, auto-update and more. Additional features can be enabled via plug-ins.

Digital Clock is a cross-platform program available for Linux, Mac OS and Windows.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "win_portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch digital_clock.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary translation files.
Similar/alternative apps: TheAeroClock
What's new? See:
https://github.com/Kolcha/DigitalClock4/blob/master/changelog.txt

7-Zip Portable v18.05 Updated

billon on 6 May 2018
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 May 2018
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

7-Zip is an archive manager that can view and create a wide variety of formats. The program includes folder favorites, optional two-pane view, checksum calculator, file split/combine capability and more. Individual archives can be created with high speed or high compression settings, update options (including update, add/replace, synchronize), split volumes and more. Archives can be secured with standard zip or more secure AES encryption.

Although the official archiver for the open, high-compression "7z" format, the program also supports the creation of multiple formats including ZIP, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR and WIM. It will extract a long list of other formats, among them RAR, CAB, ISO, ARJ, RPM, VHD, VMDK etc.

7-Zip Portable is a wrapper from PortableApps.com, auto-detecting 32 or 64-bit automatically. Alternatively, X-7zip is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch 7-ZipPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Peazip, BandiZip
What's new? See:
https://www.7-zip.org/history.txt
Latest comments
Provy on 2018-04-15 15:11

Does anyone know if this will make self-extracting archives, or if there is another freeware program that will? I couldn't find this option in the help search. Thanks.

smaragdus on 2018-04-15 17:54

@Provy
See this screen - https://vgy.me/ukbcPz.png

DzejPy on 2018-04-18 03:15

@Provy
BandiZip has more SFX archive parameters - https://vgy.me/bgqCJ4.jpg
https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2397

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AppAudioConfig v1.01 Updated

billon on 6 May 2018
  • 114KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 May 2018
  • Suggested by billon

AppAudioConfig displays the current audio settings for every application on your system and allows you to easily change multiple application settings at once. You can change a variety of functions including volume, right/left audio balance and mute/unmute status.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder. Modifies the Windows registry under HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\LowRegistry\Audio\PolicyConfig\PropertyStore
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AppAudioConfig.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Open In RegEdit' option.

KeePass Professional v2.39.1 Updated

billon on 12 May 2018
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 May 2018
  • Suggested by Orca

KeePass is a password manager that helps you store and manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database locked with a single master key or a key file. The database is encrypted using the AES algorithm and the program includes a strong automatic password generator, expire dates, customized icons and categories and much more.

Note that available plug-ins may not be portable.

Note: KeePass Classic is also available with fewer features, but does not require DotNet. See edition comparison.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Stealth: ? Yes. Plugins use creates/writes to AppData\Local\KeePass\PluginCache\
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch KeePass.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: KeePass Classic, Password Safe
What's new? See:
https://keepass.info/news/news_all.html
Latest comments
webfork on 2016-12-03 23:36

@Mixture: confirmed. I just tested with the Twofish plugin. It just saves a DLL file rather than settings but other plugins likely have additional options that would not be saved locally. I'll add a note to the entry.

Mixture on 2017-01-09 18:36

Great! Now that a new and native encryption algorithm, ChaCha20, and a new password hash, Argon2, has been added in version 2.35, I changed my database settings to include the new high security features. Now, if only someone will add more native high security features to KeePass 2.xx.

webfork on 2017-01-24 01:13

@Mixture - Although ChaCha20 is listed in the release notes as an encryption algorythm, I think this is actually a random number generator. While that's part of good crypto and the program is probably more secure as a result, I wouldn't describe the 2.xx series as insecure.

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YUMI v2.0.5.6 Updated

billon on 6 May 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 May 2018
  • Suggested by webfork

YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer) can be used to create a multi-boot USB flash drive containing multiple operating systems, antivirus utilities, disc cloning, diagnostic tools and more. Aside from a few distributions, all files are stored within the Multiboot folder, making for a nicely organized Multiboot Drive that can still be used for other storage purposes. YUMI uses syslinux to boot extracted distributions stored on the USB device and reverts to using grub to Boot Multiple ISO files from USB, if necessary.

YUMI works much like Universal USB Installer, except it can be used to install more than one distribution to run from your USB. Distributions can also be uninstalled.

Note: YUMI v2.x can't remove distributions previously installed with Legacy YUMI! Although no longer supported, you can still Download Legacy YUMI.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract: Download YUMI-x.x.x.x.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: Universal USB Installer
What's new?
  • Update to support GeckoLinux and newer Porteus.
Latest comments
misan on 2014-01-14 15:38

@Midas: Thanks.

AndTheWolf on 2015-04-17 17:09

Version 2.0.1.6 has been out for about a month.

Checker on 2015-04-17 18:53

I came ... I saw ... I updated ;)
@ AndTheWolf: Thanks for notifying and sorry for the delay. I'll have to check my update-tool later.

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PeaZip v6.6.0 Updated

billon on 6 May 2018
  • 25MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 May 2018
  • Suggested by Yucca

PeaZip is a feature-rich file archiver with broad support for 100+ archive types. The file manager interface includes a hash tool, file wipe, file associations, themes, estimated compression level, system benchmark, image crop/rename and much more. Note that tools setup through the task scheduler are not portable.

Formats supported include most mainstream archive formats, including 7ZIP, ACE (read), BZIP2, CAB, GZIP, MSI (extr.), RAR (extr.), TAR, UPX, ZIP, as well as it's own PEA format.

Cross platform (Linux/BSD) and a 64-bit version is available. Alternatively, PeaZip Portable portablizes bookmarks and includes both 32 and 64-bit versions, automatically using the proper one on each PC.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: LGPL
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch peazip.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: 7-Zip
What's new? See:
http://www.peazip.org/changelog.html
Latest comments
AndTheWolf on 2014-11-16 17:37

Download link (http://www.peazip.org/peazip-portable.html) raises a 404 "not found" error. Link instead just to http://www.peazip.org/ or to http://peazip.sourceforge.net/peazip-portable.html.

webfork on 2014-11-16 18:56

AndTheWolf: Joby updated, thanks for the note

Happy.Camper2 on 2014-12-24 02:22

My experience with PeaZip is to go to:

HomePage: http://www.peazip.org/
Download Link: http://www.peazip.org/downloads/peazip-5.5.2.WINDOWS.exe

Happy Holidays to everyone :)

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DiskInternals Linux Reader v2.7.0 Updated

billon on 5 May 2018
  • 21MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 May 2018
  • 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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CPU-Z v1.85 Updated

billon on 4 May 2018

CPU-Z gathers and displays information on some of the main components of the machine, including CPU, motherboard, memory, GPU and operating system.

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 cpuz_x32.exe or cpuz_x64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

Optional: To disable update check, edit cpuz.ini and change CheckUpdates=1 to CheckUpdates=0
What's new?
  • AMD AGESA version report in BIOS information.
  • Increased clocks refresh rate.
  • Fix initialization error on Windows XP and 7.
Latest comments
kc on 2011-03-17 18:15

useless. to most of us, PORTABLE requires us to be able to run as NON-ADMIN. can't use this. can't install it. not truly portable. don't get me wrong, I use it all the time on my cluster at home, just can't use this at work or on common machines at school.

dany on 2011-10-27 15:15

@Cattleya: Make sure you download the zip package, because the installer does the following:
"The kernel mode driver used by CPU-Z is installed on the system, that avoids to install / remove it at every run."
The portable version leaves no driver behind, just tested it.

@kc: I used to do sysadmin for a small non-profit org. 7 pc's and 2 printers, no big deal. I carried all my tools on a pendrive. Off course I had admin-rights, but this is a typical scenario a lot of us are in, so it's not entirely useless, portable is the way to go for sysadmins ;)

kleinkinstein on 2014-03-22 13:09

CPUZ is old, tired and practically useless. It's heyday was about six years ago. Speccy is a must for today.

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OfflineRegistryFinder v1.01 Updated

webfork on 4 May 2018
  • 136KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 May 2018
  • Suggested by billon

OfflineRegistryFinder allows you to scan registry files from a separate source (not your local system registry) or registry snapshot to find keys/values/data. After it displays the search result, you can easily select one or more items and then export them into a .reg file. This can then be imported into the RegEdit tool of Windows.

Note that snapshot searches may be faster than a live system, especially for repeated searches or general research. As such, creating a snapshot of your current system and using this program may work better and faster than other registry search tools.

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 OfflineRegistryFinder.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Regshot 2 Unicode
What's new?
  • Fixed bug: OfflineRegistryFinder exported REG_EXPAND_SZ values incorrectly.

FastStone Image Viewer v6.5 Updated

billon on 3 May 2018
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 May 2018
  • Suggested by Widya Santoso

FastStone Image Viewer is an image browser, viewer and converter that supports resizing, renaming, cropping, color adjustments, watermarks, lossless JPEG transitions, drop shadow effects, image frames, scanner support, histogram and more. It also includes a built-in slideshow with 60+ transitional effects. It supports all major graphic formats including BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, GIF, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF, ICO, TGA and several Camera RAWs.

The program includes metadata (EXIF) tools including the ability to pull up a map of where a given picture was taken by looking at GPS data.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for non-commercial use
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FSViewer.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language and help files.
Similar/alternative apps: IrfanView, XnView, Imagine
What's new?
  • Enhanced:
    • The Import Photos and Videos tool. Now it allows you to import both photos and videos from cell phones, digital cameras and card readers. Previously, video files could not be imported;
    • The internal Video Player.
  • Increased the maximum time interval (from 5 minutes to 1 hour) in slideshow.
  • Other minor improvements and bug fixes.
Latest comments
Bruce on 2016-08-29 07:36

I'm a great fan of this program. And, as I've said before, just when you think FastStone Image Viewer can't get better the developers come up with another gem ... this time it supports dual instances, which allows you to run two image viewers at the same time, drag and drop images between them, and compare images from different folders side by side. Well done FastStone!

xor on 2018-02-18 00:26

This is my complimentary app to the well known big-one. I'm having trouble renaming a file (F2) it takes 5 seconds to rename it, I had to go back to version 5.3 where it's all fast and normal, no idea if this a bug or a Win 10 thing or something else.

zorro on 2018-02-18 06:05

@xor: must be related to your system. I'm using the newest version on Win 8.1 x64 and just tested all renaming methods - no problems, no delay. All other functions work as well fast and flawless.

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SyncFolders v3.4.456 New

billon on 3 May 2018
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by smaragdus

SyncFolders supports 3 synchronization modes - Copy, Backup (Mirror), and Two-Way Synchronization on an unlimited number of files and folders. Other features include preview, file comparison by date and size or by content, integration with Windows task scheduler, filters, connections from or to UNC paths, multiple rules in a single rules file, and deleted or overwritten files can be moved to the recycle bin or to a time-stamped history folder. It even can ignore one-hour time stamp differences caused by DST switch for synchronization to FAT file systems.

The program includes logging, command-line parameters and more. SyncFolders is multilingual and comes with a detailed help file.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET Framework 4.0
Stealth: ? No. Creates an empty folder in AppData.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SyncFolders.exe.

Optionally you can delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: DirSync Pro, DSynchronize, Folder Sync, jaBuT, Zback

TaskSchedulerView v1.41 Updated

billon on 2 May 2018
  • 133KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 May 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

TaskSchedulerView displays in a single table the list of all tasks from the Windows "Task Scheduler". The program also allows you to easily disable/enable multiple tasks at once.

For every task, the following information is displayed: Task Name, Description, Status, Hidden (Yes/No), Last Run/Next Run Times, Task Folder, EXE filename or COM handler of the task, number of missed runs and more.

Category:
System Requirements: 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 TaskSchedulerView.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed bug: Some options like "Hide Disabled Tasks" and "Hide Tasks Marked As Hidden" didn't work properly when saving the tasks list from command-line.

RegistryChangesView v1.07 Updated

billon on 1 May 2018
  • 153KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by billon

RegistryChangesView allows you to take a snapshot of Windows Registry and later compare it with the current Registry, Registry files stored in a shadow copy created by Windows, or other snapshots. When comparing two snapshots, exact changes are displayed, with optional export of the changes into a standard .reg file.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch RegistryChangesView.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Regshot, RegFromApp
What's new?
  • Fixed bug: RegistryChangesView exported REG_EXPAND_SZ values incorrectly.

UNetbootin v6.61 Updated

billon on 30 Apr 2018
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by donald

UNetbootin allows you to create a bootable operating system on a USB drive without burning a CD. Can use regular ISO files or download from any of the major Linux and FreeBSD distributions (Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE, NetBSD, etc.) as well as bootable system utilities for repair, recovery, testing and more.

Also available for Mac and Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download unetbootin-windows-xxx.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: Universal USB Installer, Rufus
What's new? See:
https://github.com/unetbootin/unetbootin/commit/master
Latest comments
bzl333 on 2013-07-27 00:36

up to version 5.85 now at sourceforge.

TP109 on 2014-11-26 02:56

This is ideal for installing Linux distros. Has worked flawlessly so far. Can't say the same for similar apps.

webfork on 2016-10-10 22:00

I used this program successfully to get Ubuntu set up on an old Mac.

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LameXP v4.16 Updated

SYSTEM on 30 Apr 2018
  • 32MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by lautrepay

LameXP is an audio encoding and conversion program with a skinnable, drag-and-drop interface. The program can edit metadata, create an automatic playlist file, and modify audio with multi-threaded batch processing tools for normalization and tone adjustment.

The program supports a wide variety of formats and quality settings. Although named for one of its popular encoders (the LAME MP3 encoder), the program can also export to OGG, Opus, FLAC, AC3, APE, WAV and DCA. Can convert from a wide variety of formats including MP3, OGG, FLAC, MP4/AAC, AC3, DTS, WavPack, Musepack, TTA, Speex, Monkey's Audio, Shorten, WMA, Opus and more.

MP4/AAC encoding available via an external download (Nero AAC/QAAC).

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: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Rename the LameXP.exe to LameXP-Portable.exe
  3. Launch LameXP-Portable.exe
Similar/alternative apps: TAudioConverter , fre:ac
What's new?
  • Upgraded build environment to Microsoft Visual Studio 2017.6 (MSVC 19.13)
  • Updated LAME encoder to v3.100 Final (2017-10-13), compiled with ICL 18.0 and MSVC 14.1
  • Updated mpg123 decoder to v1.25.10 (2018-03-05), compiled with GCC 7.3.0
  • Updated Opus encoder/decoder libraries to v1.3-beta-31 (2018-03-27) and Opus-Tools to v0.1.10-51 (2018-03-04)
  • Updated Monkey's Audio binary to v4.33 (2017-12-01), compiled with ICL 18.0 and MSVC 15.5
  • Updated FAAD decoder to v2.8.6 (2017-10-10), compiled with ICL 18.0 and MSVC 15.5
  • Updated Vorbis decoder to OggDec v1.10.1+ (2015-03-19), using libVorbis v1.3.6 (2018-03-16)
  • Updated ALAC decoder to refalac v1.64 (2017-05-19), compiled with ICL 18.0 and MSVC 15.5
  • Updated WavPack decoder to v5.1.0 (2017-01-20), compiled with ICL 18.0 and MSVC 15.5
  • Updated MediaInfo to v18.03.1+ (2018-04-19), compiled with ICL 18.2 and MSVC 15.6
  • Updated GnuPG to v1.4.22 (2017-07-19), compiled with GCC 7.2.0
  • Updated QAAC add-in (separate download) to QAAC v2.64 (2017-07-19), compiled with ICL 18.0 and MSVC 15.5
  • Complete re-write of MediaInfo parsing code, now using XML-based MediaInfo output
  • Improved auto-detection of max. parallel instances on computers with "fast" (i.e. SSD or similar) drive
  • Some improvements to output file name generation code
  • Added "Visual Elements" manifest for Windows 8+ "Start" screen tile
  • Some more protection against "DLL pre-loading" attacks has been implemented
Latest comments
webfork on 2013-12-28 21:30

deathcubek: it sounds like you mostly got the testing thing ironed out, but just in case, there's a forum thread that covers a few different testing processes: http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7718

Napiophelios on 2016-05-19 15:47

Is LameXP the only audio encoder that can convert opus files?

webfork on 2016-05-20 02:07

I converted something to Opus yesterday with LameXP but TEncoder and TAudioConverter will also do the trick.

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RapidCRC Unicode v0.3.27 Updated

billon on 30 Apr 2018
  • 790KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by Userfriendly

RapidCRC Unicode is a hashing program capable of checking and verifying the integrity of files, folders, or whole drives. The program includes process priority, ability to pause/resume analysis, job queuing, easily copy hashes to the clipboard and multi-threaded checks. If using checksum files (e.g. .sfv or .md5) for future verification, options include the ability to generate for every analyzed file, directory, or a single checksum with all hash data.

Includes direct support for CRC hashing in the filename (common for anime releases) for example: "MyFile [45DEF3A0].avi") Other algorithms range from fast to secure, including SFV(CRC32), MD5, ED2K, SHA-1, SHA-256 and SHA-512.

A 64-bit version is available on download page. Based on the original RapidCRC but updated with extended Unicode support.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Archive" or "Archive (x64)" RAR package and extract using 7-Zip or similar program to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete rcrcshex.dll or rcrcshex64.dll
  3. Create an empty text file called options_unicode.bin in the same folder
  4. Launch RapidCRC.exe
Similar/alternative apps: FileVerifier++
What's new?
  • Total number of files to be calculated was always 0 in non queue mode.
Latest comments
webfork on 2014-08-02 02:05

This is currently my go-to program. I tend to add it to the "send to" menu on machines I'm currently using and it works beautifully to check one or more files. Also, the ability to insert the hash directly into the file name makes so much sense. Just drag-and-drop it into the window and instantly know if there's a problem. Great solution to the multi-step check.

shoover on 2016-02-21 09:17

I think there is something wrong with the "CRC into Filename" function. This occurs with files that lack a file extension.

webfork on 2016-02-22 21:20

shoover: The dev has been pretty responsive if you want to reach out: https://github.com/OV2/RapidCRC-Unicode/issues

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sChecklist v1.1.7 Updated

billon on 30 Apr 2018
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Nov 2016
  • Suggested by Checker

sChecklist is a simple checklist app. Just rows of text entries and a checkbox for each.

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 sChecklist.exe.
What's new? See:
http://www.dcmembers.com/skwire/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/apps/schecklist/changelog.txt

The Powder Toy v93.3 Updated

billon on 28 Apr 2018
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

The Powder Toy is a physics "sandbox" game that simulates a variety of elements including air pressure, velocity, heat, gravity and a countless number of interactions between different "substances" drawn on to the 2D landscape. Included are a variety of different materials, liquids, gases and electronic components are available to construct complex machines (including catapults, guns and bombs) as well as realistic terrains and environments. You can then mine them and watch explosions, add intricate wirings, play with stickmen or operate your machine.

The program features a vibrant community of available saved worlds and creations and is built on a platform that welcomes automation and tweaking.

Cross-platform (Mac and Linux).

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Powder.exe.
What's new? See:
http://powdertoy.co.uk/Download/Changelog.html

TagScanner v6.0.28 Updated

billon on 28 Apr 2018
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by scamme

TagScanner is a multifunction program for organizing and managing your music collection. It can edit tags of most audio formats, rename files based on the tag information, generate tag information from filenames and perform any transformations of the text from tags and filenames. Album info available via online databases like freedb, Discogs or MusicBrainz and includes a built-in audio player.

Supports ID3v1, ID3v2, Vorbis comments, APEv2, WindowsMedia and MP4 (iTunes) tags. Includes powerful TAG editor with batch functions and special features and a playlist maker with ability to export playlists to HTML, Excel or any user-defined format.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Tagscan.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new?
  • Updated support for Discogs service.
  • New:
    • Format value feature are now available in transformations;
    • Now you can automatically override any embedded cover with your file;
    • Functions: $min(x,y), $max(x,y), $round(x).
  • Improved:
    • Very long file paths support for tag editing;
    • Picture column now shows filename of external cover (if available) if embedded cover is empty.
  • Changed: Metadata inside WAV LIST INFO chunks now saved with Windows default (ANSI) encoding.
  • Translation: Bulgarian.
Latest comments
EL_DeLino on 2014-08-30 22:32

The Best Tag Editor!

EL_DeLino on 2014-09-01 19:36

v5.1.652 is Online!

http://xdlab.ru/en/download.htm

Checker on 2014-09-01 21:32

@ EL_DeLino: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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sWeather v1.7.5 Updated

billon on 1 May 2018
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by guinness

sWeather is a tray-based weather app featuring multiple location support, a 5-day forecast and integrated WOEID (Where on Earth IDentifier) searching. Optional, customizable tray icons are available for conditions and temperature.

Weather data is provided by Yahoo! Weather.

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 sWeather.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: WeatherMate
What's new? See:
http://www.dcmembers.com/skwire/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/apps/sweather/changelog.txt
Latest comments
__philippe on 2013-07-27 13:03

For a different perspective about weather-related applications,
take a peek at the Norwegian Met office free-access portal: http://yowindow.com

discussed in PFC's "chit-chat" forum here:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=20711

__philippe

vbb on 2015-01-30 13:45

A great application: small, fast & beautiful.

mechmn on 2015-03-07 00:53

sWeather is 1st class for GUI and data, NirSoft's mWeather is 2nd for data.

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Postpone Restart v5.0.0.0 Updated

Midas on 27 Apr 2018
  • 898KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by guinness

Postpone Restart addresses common Windows annoyance: after installing official Microsoft updates, Windows will constantly prompt you to restart. Worse, in Vista and above, the updates are on a timer and, if you happen to be away when the timer runs out, the computer will automatically restart. Postpone Restart will automatically press the "Postpone" button for you, letting you avoid this headache.

To disable the postponing, simply exit the application.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch prestart.exe.
Latest comments
fullbug on 2014-03-21 23:41

Both the website and download link no longer works....

Midas on 2014-06-03 15:09

Website at http://apps.nozavi.com/ is reporting "Under maintenance", with no other content apart from download links...

webfork on 2018-04-21 18:33

Site back online, updated download link

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NetCon Manager v5.0.0.0 Updated

Midas on 27 Apr 2018
  • 425KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by guinness

NetCon Manager is a simple network manager to set different network profiles according to location or preference. The program includes IP, Gateway, DNS, gateway, etc.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
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 NetCon.exe.

MuseTips Text Filter 1.7.0.1068 Updated

billon on 27 Apr 2018
  • 1020KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

MuseTips Text Filter is a lightweight text file viewer with easy search and filter tools. Text lines are instantly filtered as you type your search phrase, with all matched terms highlighted in a contrasting color.

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 "Portable Version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TextFilter.exe.
Latest comments
webfork on 2011-05-25 17:53

Chris: As user "ale" pointed out, its more than just a number change. You're welcome to add to the forum topic if you disagree with the current policy on this. http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=6134

Midas on 2014-06-04 08:53

@Baas: I stand corrected, misleading comment deleted. :)

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Free MP3 Cutter and Editor v2.8.0.1084 Updated

billon on 27 Apr 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by webfork

Free MP3 Cutter and Editor can do simple edits to WAV and MP3 files, including volume changes, fade-in and fade-out and delete sections. Can convert mono to stereo and vice versa.

Note: The program by default saves MP3 files at 128 bitrate.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable Version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MP3Cutter.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: mp3DirectCut
Latest comments
Midas on 2015-04-07 18:39

MuseTips Free MP3 Cutter and Editor is currently at v2.7.0 (changelog at http://www.musetips.com/free-mp3-cutter-and-editor-version-history.html).

Only an installer is provided for downloading, but it can be (Uni)extracted and is portable/stealth.

I am Baas on 2015-04-07 19:18

@Midas

Entry updated.

JohnW on 2016-07-16 11:25

A few disjointed comments...
1. The version is up to 2.8
2. The portable option has been reinstated.
3. I just wanted to snip unwanted sections; this did it simply and intuitively.
I find "more advanced" editors get confusing.
4. MBAM finds a PUP in the file. Seems like a false positive to me (I added an exclusion)

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SunlitGreen BatchBlitz v3.4.0.1069 Updated

billon on 27 Apr 2018
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by ashghost

BatchBlitz is a batch image processor with an included photo edit program. It allows you to add a watermarks, filter source files, rename/convert images, resize/rotate, automatically apply color corrections and more. An instant preview gives you a look at effects before executing. Additionally, the program supports regular expressions for filtering files to be processed and for the renaming of files. A wizard can categorize files based on metadata (EXIF or IPTC tags).

While the editor program (SunlitGreen Photo Editor) is separate from the batch program, it's included in the application folder or can be launched from within BatchBlitz.

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 "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch BatchBlitz.exe
Latest comments
Wolfghost on 2011-02-01 18:12

>AndtheWolf. Updated ;)

webfork on 2015-09-04 01:58

smaragdus: Thanks for the info but I think this topic is better served in the forums. Could you move it from here and over at the SunlitGreen Photo Editor entry?

smaragdus on 2015-09-05 00:59

@webfork
Done.

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SunlitGreen Photo Editor v1.5.0.1065 Updated

billon on 27 Apr 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by Wolfghost

SunlitGreen Photo Editor is a lightweight photo enhancer and color editor. Features drag and drop, viewer with easy-to-use zoom tools, edit/save image selections, automatic color correction as well as advanced, channel-oriented color corrections, previewable image adjustments, as well as image filters for creating special effects.

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 "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PhotoEditor.exe
Similar/alternative apps: PhotoFiltre, PhotoScape
Latest comments
Wolfghost on 2011-02-01 18:12

>AndtheWolf. Updated ;)

zorro on 2016-09-25 13:18

It should be mentioned that the screenshot shows the unreleased Pro-version. The actual program does NOT support layers!

webfork on 2016-10-08 06:37

@zorro: that's accurate - I'll try to get the screenshot updated soon.

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Universal USB Installer v1.9.8.1 Updated

billon on 26 Apr 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by guinness

Universal USB Installer creates a "Live", or bootable Linux distribution without installation, on an external USB drive. A long list of distributions are available organized by the major groups including Ubuntu, Redhat and SuSE, as well as specialized distros for system management, rescue, security and more.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch Universal-USB-Installer-x.x.x.x.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer)
What's new?
  • Fix various broken links.
Latest comments
Josh on 2011-02-22 01:08

Have a look at the license agreement page, which is displayed when the tool is run.

Pancho on 2011-06-03 01:21

Cool program!

Midas on 2012-03-20 18:48

By the same author(s), YUMI has the additional advantage of enabling multiple 'Live' distros to coexist on a portable USB drive: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multiboot-usb-creator/

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FileActivityWatch v1.06 Updated

billon on 26 Apr 2018
  • 113KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by billon

FileActivityWatch displays information about every read/write/delete operation of files occurs on your system. For every file, it displays the number of read/write bytes, number of read/write/delete operations, first and last read/write timestamp and the name/ID of the process responsible for the file operation.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FileActivityWatch.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Automatically Scroll Down On New Items' option.
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2018-04-28 12:05

Another fine program from NirSoft seems to work as advertised. Will be great app to see if there is anything happening on the system that is not authorized. I like no installation required.
MIKLO

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Miranda IM v0.10.80 Updated

billon on 26 Apr 2018
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Apr 2018
  • 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 GPLv2
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?
  • Link updates.
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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HexChat v2.14.1 Updated

smaragdus on 25 Apr 2018
  • 32MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by Specular

HexChat is an easy-to-use and extensible IRC client. The program features both tab and tree style views, color schemes, chat logging, auto replacements and customizable time-saving user commands. Additionally the client supports DCC, SASL, proxies, file transfers, spellcheck, alerts and Python/Perl scripts.

Cross-platform with clients available for Linux and experimental Mac builds.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the installer and during the setup check the "Portable Install" option on the last screen. Launch hexchat.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: AdiIRC, Nettalk
What's new? See:
https://hexchat.readthedocs.io/en/latest/changelog.html
Latest comments
Specular on 2015-10-06 18:57

Updated the entry to reflect since v2.10.1 support for Vista has been dropped. Check earlier versions if you need Vista support, and v2.9.4 if for some reason you require XP support.

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PDF-XChange Editor v7.0.325.1 Updated

billon on 25 Apr 2018
  • 95MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by Midas

PDF-XChange Editor is a feature-rich PDF viewer and editor with a tabbed interface. The program includes edition of text-based PDFs, OCR of image based/scanned PDF's to fully text-searchable PDFs, full document spellchecking, rotate/crop documents, add comments/annotations to any PDF file, QR codes and more. You can apply custom stamps from any image/PDF file/Windows clipboard, mark-up pages with text and objects and add/edit hyperlinks.

The program supports export to text or image (BMP/JPEG/TIFF/PNG etc.).

Note: The free PDF-XChange Editor lacks some features present in the registered version (payware). Some "Pro" features noted with with a shopping cart icon can be used, but add a watermark upon saving.

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 "Portable Version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PDFXEdit.exe.

Optionally:
  • Disable the available "pro" features via the Edit menu and choose Preferences. Then select the Registration tab and check Hide all licensed features from toolbars and menus
  • Delete unnecessary language files
Similar/alternative apps: Foxit Reader, PDF XChange Viewer
What's new? See:
https://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-editor/history
Latest comments
Midas on 2017-03-09 13:12

Motion granted. :D

MIKLO on 2017-05-13 17:23

As with other PDF-Exchange products the editor doesn't disappoint, it works as advertised and does all I want and more :)

MIKLO

webfork on 2017-09-29 01:48

I had a document with both text and pasted images. While Acrobat Pro kept complaining there was rendered text and wouldn't OCR the available images, PDFXChange got right to it.

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ScreenToGif v2.13.3 Updated

billon on 25 Apr 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by Wolfghost

ScreenToGif is a feature-rich recording program for screen, webcam and whiteboard. The program is customizable, includes hotkeys and recordings can be edited and saved to animated GIF, APNG or video formats. You can control frame-rate, snap the recorder to a window, add text, and denote mouse-clicks and key-presses. The editor can modify existing GIFs and includes resize, crop, flip/rotate, captions, progress bars, borders, watermarks, transitions and more.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .Net Framework 4.6.1
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: MS-PL
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create there an empty text file and name it Settings.xaml
  3. For more stealthy behavior, click on "Options", then "Temporary files" and replace the path in the "Location folder" with a single period
  4. Launch ScreenToGif.exe
Similar/alternative apps: GifCam, Instagiffer
What's new? See:
https://github.com/NickeManarin/ScreenToGif/releases
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2017-08-15 13:48

I'm impressed at this great software, easy to use, works flawlessly just a very nice job thank you so much. Small footprint and very intuitive what more could anyone want with easy to do GIF making. :) Again great job Nicke.
MIKLO

__philippe on 2017-08-15 19:05

ScreenToGif would be even better, if it was not for its unwieldy Net Framework 4.6.1 addiction
(2.5 GB of available hard disk space required).

For me, I'll stick with leaner, self-contained GifCam instead, thank you.

https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2541

webfork on 2017-09-08 03:15

The editor for this program just gets better and better. I've really enjoyed seeing it's progress over time.

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OpenTTD v1.8.0 Updated

billon on 25 Apr 2018
  • 22MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by mcfroogle

OpenTTD is a business simulation game in which the player aims to earn money through transportation of passengers and freight by road, rail, water and air. The program is based upon the popular game Transport Tycoon Deluxe, written by Chris Sawyer for Microprose and attempts to mimic the original game as closely as possible while extending it with new features.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Create an empty openttd.cfg file. Launch openttd.exe.

To save space, delete unnecessary items in the lang folder.
What's new? See:
https://www.openttd.org/en/download-stable

MultiClipBoardSlots v1.24 Updated

billon on 25 Apr 2018
  • 166KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by billon

MultiClipBoardSlots allows you to extend the Clipboard for up to 10 clipboard storage slots to easily insert text, images and other objects between the programs via freely selectable Windows shortcut. The program doesn't lose the contents of the Clipboard Slots because the default Clipboard will be overwritten by other programs.

The keyboard shortcuts for the Clipboard Memory Slots are predefined, but always can be individually adjusted.

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. Create file MultiClipBoardSlots.ini. Launch MultiClipBoardSlots.exe.
What's new?
  • Rebuilding due to positive false virus alert on Windows 10, even though no virus was present.
  • Update of the language files.
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2016-11-22 11:26

Sorry but this is not for me, though I like some other titles from this designer.

I have to remember what text is in what clipboardslot and with what hotkey I have to copy paste. I prefer a conventional clipboard tool like Ethervane Echo

smaragdus on 2016-11-22 19:52

I concur with Ennovy, I have no use for this tool either, I have tested most of the utilities by SoftwareOK and I like and use many of them, MultiClipBoardSlots is the first one I find to be rather awkward.

MIKLO on 2018-01-18 09:45

As others have said I use and like other titles the designer has made, but sorry this is to much to remember where and what I entered. It really is a good idea just doesn't work 4me, thanks for the work you have done it is appreciated very much.
MIKLO

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Kid3 v3.6.1 Updated

billon on 2 Jun 2018
  • 44MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by Midas

Kid3 is customizable audio tag editor that supports a broad list of audio formats. The program functions with a variety of ID3 tags and convert between them. The program can also edit tags of multiple files, generate tags from filenames and from the contents of tag fields, generate filenames from tags, rename and create directories from tags and create playlist files. The program can also import from several sources including gnudb.org, TrackType.org, MusicBrainz, Discogs and Amazon, as well as export tags to CSV and HTML files.

Formats supported include MP3, Ogg/Vorbis, FLAC, MPC, MP4/AAC, MP2, Opus, Speex, TrueAudio, WavPack, WMA, WAV, AIFF and APE. ID3 tag versions include v1.1, v2.3 and v2.4.

Cross-platform with versions available for Android, Linux and macOS.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract it to a folder of your choice. Launch kid3.exe --portable.
Similar/alternative apps: Mp3tag, TagScanner
What's new? See:
https://kid3.sourceforge.io/#history

Date Reminder v3.34 Updated

billon on 24 Apr 2018
  • 261KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Date Reminder alerts you to both recurring and nonrecurring events, like birthdays, bills to pay, appointments etc. The reminders are listed in chronological order. Reminders can be marked "done", i.e. "dealt with". Past events will remain in the list until they are marked "done". An advance notice marker can be set a number of days before an event.

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 Reminder.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new?
  • 64 bit version available.
  • PureBasic compiler ver. 5.62.
Latest comments
Cornflower on 2017-01-20 14:36

I agree with dot that there are some nice options, and in addition, the list is in text format, and I have it set to autocreate CSV format so I can look at all, say, upcoming Canadian elections (I have all kinds of things in mine) and import into other programs. The author revisits most of his tools about once a year, and for utilities that is pretty good. After over a decade, I am still using Reminder.

spicydog on 2017-03-20 07:46

Can someone please post a working download link for Datetrac v12.9?

Thanks :)

MIKLO on 2017-11-28 12:07

spicydog yeah I have also not been able to find a download link for any version of Datetrac
MIKLO

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TimeSync v2.35 Updated

billon on 24 Apr 2018
  • 120KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

TimeSync gets the current time from a NIST server and adjusts the PC clock if necessary. It will try alternative servers in case the time cannot be obtained from the first server. You can use the "/auto" parameter to run TimeSync so that it will automatically synchronize the time without user action.

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

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new?
  • Internal improvements; new icon.
  • Added: INI file [response] FailedAuto= (server names).
  • HTML user guide.
  • 64 bit version available.
  • PureBasic compiler ver. 5.62.
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Terrine on 2010-08-15 05:44

Emsisoft Anti-malware scan found DealHelper.com malware... which is strange because I've been using it for years. Anyone?


Emsisoft Anti-Malware - Version 1.0
Last update: 15/08/2010 07:35:35

Scan settings:

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects: Memory, Traces, Cookies
Scan archives: Off
Heuristics: Off
ADS Scan: On

Scan start: 15/08/2010 07:36:11

c:\program files\timesync detected: Trace.Directory.DealHelper.com!A2

Scanned

Files: 356
Traces: 395116
Cookies: 137
Processes: 31

Found

Files: 0
Traces: 1
Cookies: 0
Processes: 0
Registry keys: 0

Scan end: 15/08/2010 07:39:35
Scan time: 0:03:24

Rob on 2010-12-02 22:27

In my eternal quest for optimization I (accidentally) removed NTP support from my XP installation through nLite, so this program is very useful to restore lost functionality at a small footprint :)

shodan816 on 2012-08-09 12:28

As a couple of others have stated, this utility is completely unnecessary for Windows XP, Vista and Win7 because they already have time synchronizers built in. Other than for a school assignment for 'Intro to Programming 101,' I have no idea why someone would waste their time writing it.

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TTclock v1.44 Updated

billon on 24 Apr 2018
  • 182KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

TTclock is a simple, compact alarm clock, countdown timer and stopwatch that can be minimized to the system tray. It has two display modes: pure clock and control panel.

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 TTclock.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: Hourglass, Digital Clock, TheAeroClock
What's new?
  • 64 bit version available.
  • Arrow keys for digits: up/down swapped.
  • PureBasic compiler ver. 5.62.

FileAccessErrorView v1.05 Updated

billon on 23 Apr 2018
  • 94KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by billon

FileAccessErrorView is a diagnostic tool for Windows that displays information about errors occur while programs running on your system try to open/read/write/delete a file. It displays the filename that the application tried to open/read/write/delete, the process id/name of the application, the error code (NTSTATUS code), the description of the error code, the number of times that this error occurred and the timestamp of this error.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FileAccessErrorView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Automatically Scroll Down On New Items' option.

MultiHasher v2.8.2 Updated

billon on 23 Apr 2018
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Feb 2016
  • Suggested by guinness

MultiHasher is a drag-and-drop tool for creating and checking file hashes, useful for checking data integrity. The program will check files, folders and even text using a variety of methods with both pause and cancel options for large operations. The program can then compare digests to detect changes as well as query the result to the VirusTotal database. A search tool lets you quickly track down both files or specific hashes from long lists.

A recursive checking option (entire directory trees) is available in the options menu. The program can also use existing, standard hash files such as MHX, SFV, MD5Sum etc. to check integrity.

Supports 64-bit operating systems and available algorithms include from fastest to most secure: CRC32, MD5, RIPEMD-160, SHA 1, 256, 384 and 512. Can include one, some, or all algorithms available in testing.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "No installer" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete MultiHasherShellEx.dll, MultiHasherShellEx64.dll, license.txt, Localization Kit.zip, Localization Kit changelog.txt and unnecessary localizations
  3. In the application folder, create an empty text file and rename it to User Preferences.json
  4. Launch MultiHasher.exe
Similar/alternative apps: RapidCRC Unicode
What's new?
  • Minor UI tweaks.
  • Fixed:
    • Critical bugs in most hash algorithms (introduced in v2.8) that could result in wrong hash values being calculated;
    • Minor bugs.
Latest comments
webfork on 2015-05-17 03:27

I've been using this program a lot for the MD5/SHA1 and VirusTotal features for postings here on PFW. That said, I still prefer RapidCRC Unicode for hashing / checking lots of files.

Enternal on 2016-01-08 13:55

Two bugs to be aware of. The first bug is:
Make a new directory with some files in it. Drag the folder into MultiHasher and make MD5 hash calculations for all those files. Save the hash list in MultiHasher own hash format (mhx). Clear the list. Load the hash list. Drag the folder back into MultiHasher to "add" the folder. MultiHasher then hangs. Versions prior to 2.7.0.0 worked fine.

With 2.8.0.0+, a new major bug:
MultiHasher refuses to load mhx files that are over a certain size. From what I test so far, any mhx files that are larger than roughly 150 KB refuses to load when you drag and drop the mhx files into the MultiHasher window. Instead, MultiHasher will treat it as a regular file to be hashed rather than a list of hashes. If you tried to load the file manually (Ctrl+O), MultiHasher will do nothing for these files. Files that are less than 100 KB loads perfectly both ways.

Both bugs have been reported (1st bug about a year ago). However author never replied and even deleted the thread and my forum account. In other words, be aware of any potential new problems with new versions and always keep old versions.

These bugs does not occur if you use file formats other than their own mhx format.

Anyways, like Webfork, I now prefer RapidCRC Unicode over this. RapidCRC Unicode has been rock solid and all bugs that I have reported to the author were taken care of or were promptly responded to.

Napiophelios on 2018-05-09 20:39

seems like the website and download links are dead

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RekSFV v1.7.8 Updated

billon on 23 Apr 2018
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

RekSFV is a checksum generator and verifier that can evaluate files and whole directories. When scanning, the program checks for all supported files and verifies any found checksums. The program supports drag and drop, stay-on-top, minimize to tray, shortcut keys, multiple instances, sound notification and more.

The program supports several hashing algorithms including SFV, MD5, SHA1, SHA256, SHA512.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "exe bundle" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch RekSFV.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: MultiHasher, RapidCRC Unicode
What's new? Added:
  • New time (s) column for summary tab.
  • Scrollboxes are handling mousewheel events now, too.
Fixed:
  • Information loss on Russian language file.
  • BrowseForFolder dialog was locked within users directory somehow.
  • Some changes were necessary for WinXP users (font issues).
  • Sha-type was added with sfv-extension, too: so there was wrong output.
    You can't add additional extensions to checksum types if this they already used for other types to avoid irritations (see issue above).
  • OK-folder creation used bytes instead of mbytes.

Strong Passwords Need Entropy v14.0 Updated

billon on 22 Apr 2018
  • 882KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by Midas

Strong Passwords Need Entropy is entropy calculator, password's strength and survivability checker and a strong password generator. The program analyzes your password and displays statistics about its length, character frequency, symbols, lowercase+uppercase letters, and digits. Based on this information, it calculates the password entropy, or the number of trials needed to find it and the time to crack the password.

Note that this analysis doesn't take into account "dictionary attacks" or use of words. For example, "ambassadorconjure" is long but not necessarily hard for a computer to guess.

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 SPNE.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Password Security Scanner
What's new?
  • Compare directly 2 passwords from the list of passwords.
  • Improved password list management; code and gui.
  • 2 new functions added.
  • Details on Cardinality.
Latest comments
br3 on 2015-06-10 22:59

This is an interesting application. Is there a way to run a list of passwords and get an output file of passwords and evaluations? If not here, can anyone recommend a portable app that does this?

webfork on 2015-06-13 19:07

br3: I haven't seen one that evaluates passwords in batches. I'd reach out to the developer on that point.

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TCP Optimizer v4.0.7 Updated

billon on 22 Apr 2018
  • 668KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

TCP Optimizer provides an easy way to optimize Windows' networking parameters. The developers tried to take into account all related RFCs, the Microsoft TCP/IP implementation oddities and verify that only the necessary Registry parameters were changed.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Windows registry. But given the nature of the application, I think it can be accepted as portable.
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the standalone EXE file to a folder of your choice. Launch TCPOptimizer.exe.
What's new? See:
https://www.speedguide.net/articles/tcp-optimizer-revision-history-5811
Latest comments
Oaken on 2010-09-18 10:07

Does this version support 64bit versions of Windows 7?

AndTheWolf on 2016-04-12 22:00

version 4.0.4 is the latest

MIKLO on 2016-10-01 18:32

Once upon a time this pgm. was great and very useful, but for the last few windoze OS it didn't seem to help at least when I used it. I don't wanna say anything bad about this pgm. cuz I have no doubt that for many, many OS systems it is a real game changer and will greatly improve system speed and performance.
MIKLO

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LookDisk v6.8 Updated

billon on 22 Apr 2018
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Mar 2018
  • 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
Stealth: ? No. %WINDIR%\gridList
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable Version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ldw.exe.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-08-07 21:12

LookDisk 6.2 has been released.

Checker on 2015-08-08 17:17

@ smaragdus : Thanks ... and updated ;)

AndTheWolf on 2018-04-22 12:40

LookDisk seems to be at version 6.8 now.

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PSPad v5.0.0 Updated

billon on 20 Apr 2018
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Apr 2018
  • 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/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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XVA Assistant v0.8.2018.0409 Updated

billon on 20 Apr 2018
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by smaragdus

XVA Assistant is a stylish launcher for programs, files and websites, organizing items into panels and folders. The program can reside either in task-bar next to start menu (Cool XVA-Button) or in sustem tray. The program supports skins (any BMP, JPG and PNG images) and two view modes: "View as Pad" and "View as Phone".

Other features include autostart, always on top, animation effects, minimize after launch, minimize on losing focus, hot key and more.

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 XVA.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Qsel
What's new? See:
http://www.softpedia.com/progChangelog/XVA-Assistant-Changelog-251045.html
Latest comments
Stroport on 2017-09-09 07:41

Good news, this app is interesting is there a place to post features suggestions ?

__philippe on 2017-09-09 11:28

Perhaps contact developer XuanYuan YuShun directly ?
Email: debuger@outlook.com

Belga on 2017-09-11 16:56

That's the best solution.
FYI, developer gives this answer related to keeping the enlargement of the window after reboot :
"I guess when the system shutdown, OS didn't give XVA enough time to save configuration files, so the windows size don't save correct, and I would optimize it in the next version.
You can use the temporary plan as follows:
1. Adjust the window size.
2. manually exit.
3. restart XVA."
It worked for me !

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LiveTcpUdpWatch v1.05 Updated

billon on 20 Apr 2018
  • 116KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by billon

LiveTcpUdpWatch displays live information about all TCP and UDP activity on your system. Every line in the main table of LiveTcpUdpWatch displays the protocol (TCP/UDP/IPv4/IPv6), local/remote IP address, local/remote port, number of sent/received bytes, number of sent/received packets, connect/disconnect time (for TCP only) and the process (ID and path) responsible for this activity

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights (Vista+)
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch LiveTcpUdpWatch.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: CurrPorts, NetworkTrafficView
What's new?
  • Added new options: 'Exclude Localhost Addresses' and 'Automatically Scroll Down On New Items'.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2018-04-20 19:29

LiveTcpUdpWatch's "readme.txt" includes a noteworthy discussion about the fine points
of three similar, yet subtly distinct tools :

• CurrPorts
• NetworkTrafficView
• LiveTcpUdpWatch

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R-Undelete Home v6.5.170757 Updated

billon on 19 Apr 2018
  • 57MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by pplknownothin

R-Undelete recovers files from external USB disks, digital photo and video camera memory cards and other devices with the FAT (FAT12, FAT16, FAT32 and exFAT) file system. In addition, it also uses the scan for known file types, which makes R-Undelete an ideal solution for the recovery of lost digital photos, movies and music.

Note: the majority of Windows storage solutions use NTFS and ReFS, which can only be recovered with the pro version.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the installer and select "portable USB option" while installing. Launch r-undelete.exe.
What's new? See:
https://forum.r-tt.com/viewtopic.php?t=8140
Latest comments
Happy.Camper2 on 2017-08-25 20:17

Now at==>
Version:6.2 build 169533
Date Released:Aug 24 2017
File Name:RUndelete6.exe
Download Size:62.92 MB
http://www.r-undelete.com/downloads/RUndelete6.exe

Referral Link:http://www.r-undelete.com/Download.shtml

AyrA on 2017-11-17 06:55

From their website: R-Undelete run in the free Home mode has no limitations for recovery from FAT partitions and also allows you to evaluate how the software recovers lost files from the NTFS file system, for which it has a limitation to recover files larger than 64KB. [filelist] can be previewed to estimate recovery chances before you upgrade the Home version for recovery from NTFS partitions

Seems that recovery from NTFS costs money and thus makes this application almost useless today.

Happy.Camper2 on 2018-04-21 01:47

I finally said to myself "Duuuuuuuuuuuuuh" ;)
Why am I wasting my time with downloading this app realising that this app is useless from a freeware point of view.
My above comment on 2017-08-25 20:17--that version never got
downloaded & I have ceased wasting my time.
I don't know for a fact that this app has always been so restrictive because I came in late on finding this app.
Perhaps if there's an earlier version for Vista that someone knows about, thats less restrictive, maybe you could share that with us.
Have a nice weekend everyone.

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Qmmp v0.11.1 Updated

billon on 19 Apr 2018
  • 41MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Qmmp (Qt-based Multimedia Player) is a Winamp-inspired audio player that supports most popular formats, CUE sheets and playlists (m3u, pls, xspf). It includes visualization, spectrum analyzer, 10-band equalizer, wide skin support (including XMMS and Winamp 2.x skins), plugins, lyrics, cover art, global hot-keys, tray control, CDDB and ReplayGain support and more.

The program is cross-platform (FreeBSD, Linux) and written in C++ and Qt.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download and run the installer
  2. During installation choose Portable configuration and select a folder of your choice
  3. Launch qmmp.exe

Optionally, you may delete unnecessary language files from translations sub-folder.
Similar/alternative apps: 1by1, AIMP, foobar2000, Spider Player Pro, Xion
What's new? See:
http://qmmp.ylsoftware.com/
Latest comments
shnbwmn on 2016-07-24 13:02

Nice little player. The website has a page with plugins, but it's slightly misleading. The "Qmmp Plugin Pack" download directs to the player itself, and the others require building from source/installed dependencies.

Realist on 2016-10-06 16:25

Why do we another music player and that too which looks like WinAMP?

MIKLO on 2017-01-15 17:15

@Realist, I believe the more we have the better they will all get or they go away, after all competition makes the world go round. I would agree if all are the exact same then it is a waste, but coders usually try and add something more useful that the last version doesn't have. Just my thoughts. :)
MIKLO

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Folder Sync v1.0.0 build 212 Updated

billon on 19 Apr 2018
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Folder Sync is a backup program that can performs comparisons between two directories and then reports new, updated, renamed, moved and deleted files. The program can performs synchronization, as well as full or differential (only items that have changed) from the source to the destination path.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET Framework 4
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. Choose "Manual Installation" and drag FolderSynch.EXE to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch FolderSynch.EXE
What's new? See:
http://www.saleensoftware.com/Area1/Program?IdStr=FolderSync.aspx
Latest comments
webfork on 2015-09-19 17:39

smaragdus: this is really something we should get into in the forums.

mukhi on 2016-04-10 05:16

Folder Syncv1.0.0 build 208 is crashing in Win7Pro32. I use Folder Syncv1.0.0 build 110, and have Folder Syncv1.0.0 build 205, too; neither of these two crashes.

hamasaki on 2018-04-19 01:38

Creates 'Saleen Software' folder in Appdata/Roaming.

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Atom Portable v1.25.1 Updated

billon on 23 Apr 2018
  • 316MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by Midas

Atom is a customizable text editor supporting tabs, multiple panes, themes and additional functionality via packages. Intended as an open source alternative to Sublime Text, the program includes syntax highlighting, intelligent find and replace options, and more.

Functional in 64-bit. Portable Atom is a portable version of the program.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT
How to extract: Download the self-extracting "online.paf" web downloader EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AtomPortable.exe.

Alternatively, an offline ZIP download (larger as it includes all available languages) is also available. Extract and launch AtomPortable.exe
Similar/alternative apps: CudaText, Notepad++
What's new? See:
https://github.com/atom/atom/releases
Latest comments
Midas on 2016-08-26 13:28

I reckon there should be a mention somewhere in the entry's description that Atom is based on (in fact, is like the ur-deployment of) the Electron framework [https:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electron_(software_framework)! Broken URL, please copy excluding the exclamation, paste and amend].

Alextp on 2017-06-12 11:28

Maybe mention in props, that alternative is CudaText.

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Quick Cliq v2.1.1 Updated

billon on 17 Apr 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Apr 2018
  • 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.
What's new?
  • Fixed many Windows 10 compatibility issues.
  • Other minor fixes/improvements.

SoundVolumeView v1.81 Updated

billon on 16 Apr 2018
  • 165KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

SoundVolumeView displays general information and current volume level for all active sound components on your system, allowing instant mute/unmute. This is useful both for viewing audio management details as well as tracking down (and silencing) a given program sound from your system. Additionally, the program also allows for loading or saving custom sound configurations for a given situation or toolset. A config file contains volume level, mute/unmute state of all sound components and default sound devices.

A command-line interface is also available with extensive support, allowing you to save/load profiles, change the current volume of every sound component and mute/unmute every sound component.

Category:
System Requirements: 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 SoundVolumeView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added /ChangeVolumeChannel command-line option, for changing the volume of specific channel.
Latest comments
bzl333 on 2015-01-03 15:04

hmm, not for WinXP :(

Checker on 2015-01-03 20:28

@ bzl333: System Requirements: This utility works on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 2008. Both 32-bit and 64-bit systems are supported.
Windows XP and older systems are not supported.

MIKLO on 2016-12-30 16:14

Another great product from Nirsoft... Keep em comin.
MIKLO

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PAST v3.20 Updated

billon on 16 Apr 2018

PAST (PAlaeontological STatistics) is a data analysis package aimed at paleontology. Inspired by PALSTAT, it includes common statistical, plotting and modeling functions. It features a spreadsheet-like data entry form, and supports both interactive user interface and scripting.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None. It does write the paths of the last used files/folders to a file called pastsetup.txt in the user profile folder (under "My Documents"), but that should not affect its portability.
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Past3.exe.

Version for older systems can be downloaded here.
What's new? See:
http://folk.uio.no/ohammer/past/versionlist.html
Latest comments
suksumo on 2013-04-26 20:32

I read the menu ,this is very practical and powerful stat software.Could anyone show me how I can find the user manual / or tutorial. thank youu.suksumo

Checker on 2013-04-26 22:29

@ suksumo: See http://nhm2.uio.no/norlex/past/doc1.html

Emka on 2013-12-15 14:10

Major new version 3 is out. Still portable?

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JSONedit v0.9.29 Updated

billon on 15 Apr 2018
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

JSONedit is a simple editor for the JavaScript Object Notation format "a text-based open standard designed for human-readable data interchange" (source) with available text and tree views.

Includes array generator using embedded Lua interpreter and Scintilla for text edition.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch JSONedit.exe.
What's new? See:
http://tomeko.net/software/JSONedit/index.php
Latest comments
TheCommentWriter on 2014-06-03 09:56

Nice tool. Should accept copy&pasted JSON-Data too.
Would be even better, if it could produce JSON classes for C#, VB.NET from the JSON data.

jamesmalvi on 2014-11-27 08:29

I would suggest to use online json viewer http://codebeautify.org/jsonviewer

billon on 2017-05-04 01:56

There is also UTF-8 branch - http://tomeko.net/software/JSONedit/testing.php

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ClamWin Portable v0.99.4 Updated

billon on 15 Apr 2018

ClamAV is a virus and spyware scanner whose database is constantly maintained by a group of volunteers and updates are always available for free. Note that the program does not contain an on-access real-time scanner; you must manually scan a file in order to detect malware.

ClamWin Portable is a portable wrapper for ClamWin and can be modified to automatically update virus database periodically or during startup.

Alternatives:

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: GNU GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ClamWinPortable.exe.
What's new? See:
http://www.clamwin.com/content/blogcategory/20/100/
Latest comments
MKonar on 2014-07-20 18:19

An update on ClamWinPortableDBUpdate: http://clamup.co.nr has been repaired. :-)

You can get to the ClamWinPortableDBUpdate website through either of the following links:
* http://clamup.co.nr (which now forwards to)
* http://mkonar.org/projects/clamup/

If anyone here wants to take over maintanence of ClamWinPortableDBUpdate, please send me a message. I no longer use Windows and so no longer maintain it.

JohnyZlo on 2015-03-01 11:04

ClamWin v0.98.6 released: http://www.clamwin.com/content/view/245/1/

This release updates ClamAV scanning engine to the latest version and brings following improvements:
* Bug fixes in detection of files produced by upx, upack and mew packagers
* Other bug fixes and feature improvements

Download the latest version here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/clamwin/files/clamwin/0.98.6/

Midas on 2015-05-16 21:13

Please note that, for updating purposes, you needn't download the full 100MB+ ClamWin package.

Just go to http://sourceforge.net/projects/clamwin/files/clamwin/, find the latest version folder and download the clamwin-0.9x.x-setup-nodb.exe, which is only about 8MB -- after (Uni)extracting, you'll find all the files you need for updating in the '{app}\bin' folder...

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3D Youtube Downloader v1.16.5 Updated

billon on 15 Apr 2018
  • 40MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by Napiophelios

3D Youtube Downloader searches and downloads a variety of media from YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, LiveLeak and many other sites for playing outside the browser or offline viewing. The program even downloads subtitles and 3D video from YouTube and Dailymotion. High speed download is available with multipart downloads and HTTP compression, as well as proxy support to help circumvent network restrictions.

The search tool includes a variety of criteria including size, detail, ratings and many more. The interface provides options for different types of users including advanced for detailed view of available formats and quality levels, as well as a conversion mode for moving files to a different format altogether. The program supports a variety of media file quality and formats including WebM, MP4, FLV (video) and M4A, OGG, MP3 (audio), as well as conversion to AAC, WMA, SPX and many more.

The program can view YouTube RSS aggregators so you can see and download the latest in a series. A separate, non-free version is available for batch operations, but it is possible to run multiple instances of program for concurrent downloads.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. Select Portable Installation and choose the destination folder
  3. Launch 3dyd.exe
Similar/alternative apps: YouTube Downloader HD, YouTubePal
What's new? See:
https://yd.3dyd.com/changelog/details/
Latest comments
stisev on 2017-03-19 04:51

This is the best program for downloading anything from YouTube I have found.
@smaragdus - $9.95 USD is very reasonable, but really sucks that only minor updates are included :(

TP109 on 2017-03-19 11:20

I've always used the batch program and not the standard version, although it works well too. The batch is superior for downloading multiple videos. I use an older free version of the batch program that's limited to a max of 5 simultaneous downloads. From what I understand, the new batch version doesn't work at all without purchasing a license.

MIKLO on 2017-08-21 13:05

If it ain't free it ain't 4me..... jus sayin :)

MIKLO

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WinCompose v0.8.0 Updated

billon on 14 Apr 2018
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by Midas

WinCompose allows the insertion of special characters such as é ž à Û ø ¤ « ¿ ® ™ using short and often very intuitive key combinations. For instance, ö is obtained using o + " and ™ is obtained using T + M.

The program is based on the well known Unix compose key and WinCompose ships with more than 2,000 compose rules.

Note: Versions 0.7.0 and up require the .NET Framework. Download link for the last non-.NET version is at v0.6.13 (direct download)

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET Framework 3.0
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: WTFPL
How to extract: Download the "NoInstall" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete unnecessary locale resources. Launch WinCompose.exe.
What's new? See:
https://github.com/SamHocevar/wincompose/releases
Latest comments
webfork on 2014-12-27 01:45

MIKLO: sure, but please thank the dev Sam Hocevar too :) [See website link for his email address ... it's at the bottom of the page.]

bzl333 on 2014-12-29 19:07

i like it but i wish it was easier to search for say symbols like dollar signs, ampersands etc and keep all the alphabet letter variations separate. Also, should be able to have a "favorites" tab that the user adds the best ones to.

MIKLO on 2016-01-14 15:06

webfork yes I did thank some time before I posted this, its not something I do often but this App really helped me and made it very easy to do what I was trying to do. Before using WinCompose it was a real nightmare to do things I wanted and most often I failed. So once again thanks for the hard work on this great useful software. ^5
MIKLO

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Tree Notebook v1.1.0 Updated

smaragdus on 14 Apr 2018
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by MakoSoft

Tree Notebook is a hierarchical notes manager designed for keeping personal information in a tree-like structure of notes and folders, and any folder can contain more notes and sub-folders. Any item can include text of any size and can keep attachments like images or other files.

The program consists of a public and an encrypted area that requires a password. Data can be imported from from OneNote and Evernote and exported to Evernote and simple RTF formats.

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 "Portable Version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch tnote.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: CherryTree, CintaNotes, Flashnote, MemPad
What's new? See:
http://www.treenotebook.net/history.htm

qTox v1.14.1 Updated

smaragdus on 14 Apr 2018
  • 39MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by smaragdus

qTox is an easy, secure instant messaging and VoIP client for the Tox network. The program includes standard features like chat between users, group chats, file transfer with image preview, as well as high-quality audio and video calls with group call capability.

The program is peer-to-peer, meaning no central server is necessary for the network to function.

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

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Windows 8: Empty folder written to \AppData\Roaming\tox
Windows 7: Duplicate user files saved to \AppData\Roaming\tox
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch qtox.exe
  3. Create a username and optional password
  4. Click the settings button (gear icon), choose the Advanced tab, and select "Make Tox portable"
Optionally, close the program and delete the folder C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\tox\ (this makes the program more stealth)
Similar/alternative apps: Isotoxin, Ricochet, TorChat
What's new? See:
https://github.com/tux3/qTox/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-04-27 01:44

Portability may be lost after update- re-enable it from "Settings" - "Advanced" - "Make Tox portable".

webfork on 2018-01-15 19:20

@billon: Thanks, posted something in forums about it.

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Phoner v3.20 Updated

billon on 13 Apr 2018
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by Mike

Phoner is a softphone capable of placing/receiving VoIP calls through SIP. It also supports sending emails with built-in SMTP client, sending of SMS to mobile phones, recording of calls, working as answering machine with remote polling, etc.

Note: Phoner is a more powerful version of PhonerLite, with more features thrown in. They use the same DLL and configuration data (sipper.ini) and can co-exist in the same folder.

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 phoner.exe.
What's new? Fixed:
  • Crash after some failed SIP registrations.
  • In-place editing phone book entries.
Latest comments
Tester on 2008-11-22 13:39

This software is not noisefree. Annoying and very disturbing cracks when using wifi with reduced bandwidth makes it unusable.

Mickey Dee on 2009-09-27 11:16

Phoner is at version 2.38 as of this posting. It works great from a USB stick. Tip: if you want audio ring tones and other sounds (feedback), then in menu "Options" sub-menu "Voices" change the settings for all (Incoming call, Outgoing call, Busy, etc...) from "x\install directory\Phoner\RingIn.wav" etc, to "..\Phoner\RingIn.wav" etc, etc... (without quotes). This way the sound files will work for any drive lettter your thumb drive gets allocated.

Wolfghost on 2013-11-27 23:59

So if Stealth: "No" where it writes to then?

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NetTraffic v1.49.0 New

billon on 19 Apr 2018
  • 610KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

NetTraffic is a network bandwidth speed monitor supporting real time data rate chart, network usage history and quota usage meter. The window can be resized, will auto-adjust to clearly display speeds, and has a variety of colors and data visualizations.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET Framework 2.0
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch NetTraffic.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: NetMeter, NetWorx
What's new?
  • Fixed display of negative quota adjustment.
  • Updated Russian translation.
Latest comments
shnbwmn on 2018-04-13 08:36

Looks like a proper replacement for the unfortunate NetWorx. Thanks!

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CurrPorts v2.51 Updated

billon on 20 Apr 2018
  • 126KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

CurrPorts displays the list of all currently opened networking ports on your local computer. For each TCP/IP and UDP port in the list, information about the process that opened the port is displayed, including the process name, full path of the process, version information of the process (product name, file description and so on), the time that the process was created and the user that created it.

In addition, CurrPorts allows you to close unwanted TCP connections, kill the process that opened the ports and save the TCP/UDP ports information to HTML file, XML file, or to tab-delimited text file. The program will automatically mark with pink suspicious ports owned by unidentified applications (applications without version information and icons).

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. Launch cports.exe.
  3. Optionally, download IPToCountry.csv or GeoLiteCity.dat to the same folder to show the Country of origin for each IP address.
Similar/alternative apps: LiveTcpUdpWatch, NetworkTrafficView
What's new?
  • Added 'Creation Timestamp' column, which displays the date/time that the connection was created. Be aware that this information is not available for all connections and it works better on Windows 10.
Latest comments
ranga on 2010-05-25 09:37

i was looking for port number list that brought me here.

nothing bad, i will try this out

ranga of http://www.bangla-choti-online.blogspot.com

PortaFreeUser on 2011-05-26 13:54

I like this program. I recently used it to notice some suspicious looking port activities. I was able to close the ports down and then turn them to stealth using my firewall program. Then I used this program again and everything has looked normal ever since then. So I think this program may have helped me to stop some hackers or malware. All of my own internet activities and programs work normally so I really do think this program helped me stop something bad from happening.

__philippe on 2018-03-13 09:09

CurrPorts v2.50 rel 12-MAR-2018
Noteworthy new function for the paranoïd among us :... ;-)

Port egress|ingress data size capture
("Sent Bytes" "Sent packets" "Received Bytes" "Received Packets")

Remember to activate two crucial options:
• select an "Auto Refresh" frequency
• tick "Collect send/receive Bytes"

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Color Warlock v2.3.6 build 3 Updated

webfork on 12 Apr 2018
  • 470KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Color Warlock is a color chart program for building palettes and referencing color codes. The program can copy html hex color codes and other color types to use and share them with others. View options include multiple columns, hex color values, and sorting by brightness, name and saturation.

The program includes a Chart Builder to create your own color chart files or you can use available color palettes including a web safe selection, MS Office and even standard Crayola crayons.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET Framework 4.0+
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ColorWarlock.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: ColorMania
What's new? See:
http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=24872

OnlyStopWatch v4.11 Updated

billon on 12 Apr 2018
  • 56KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by guinness

OnlyStopWatch is a simple time monitor that includes a stop-watch and countdown timer. The program can display the hour and milliseconds and several background options are available.

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 "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch OnlyStopWatch_p.exe or OnlyStopWatch_x64_p.exe (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: Timer, Ten Timer
What's new?
Latest comments
__philippe on 2013-08-03 11:25

Alternative: Rob Keir's minuscule Timer.exe (8k), including a more subdued display.
http://keir.net/timer.html

__philippe

__philippe on 2013-08-04 16:15

Please see also Timer related forum post:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=849&hilit=timer+keir

__philippe

Checker on 2013-08-04 19:44

@ __philippe: Timer added under "Similar/alternative apps:"

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PPEE v1.11 Updated

billon on 10 Apr 2018
  • 980KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by billon

PPEE (Professional PE file Explorer) allows analysis of malformed and crafted PE files, making it handy for reverse-engineering, malware researchers and more. The program includes PE Export, Import, Resource, Exception, Certificate (relies on Windows API), Base Relocation, Debug, TLS, Load Config, Bound Import, IAT, Delay Import and CLR.

The program includes a HEX editor and supports Virustotal and OPSWAT's Metadefender query reports.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
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. Delete Plugin folder. Launch PPEE.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: pestudio, MiTeC EXE Explorer
What's new?
  • Remember window size and position.
  • Added Authentihash(PE256) in FileInfo plugin.
  • Autocheck for new version at program start up.
  • Bugfixes.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2018-04-12 09:27

@doctor__philippe
What other kind of maladies do you cure? Or only software ones?

__philippe on 2018-04-12 17:50

Now that you mention it, I have been known to cure images hosting service broken links...;-)
https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=89747#p89747

smaragdus on 2018-04-13 00:12

@@doctor__philippe
Thanks for the new cure!

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Password Safe v3.46.0 Updated

billon on 10 Apr 2018
  • 18MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by Michael

Password Safe is a database for encrypting sensitive information. Once opened with a master password, you can copy a password and paste it directly into your application. Alternatively, Password Safe supports "Auto Type" that enters the username and password into the target application by simulating keystrokes.

The database is encrypted using the Twofish encryption algorithm. A Linux version (currently in Beta) is also available from the website.

Alternatively, X-Password Safe and Password Safe Portable are stealth.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Creates a folder in %LocalAppData% and %UserProfile%\My Documents.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Artistic License 2.0
How to extract:
  1. Download the "bin" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch pwsafe.exe, click "New" to create a password database, and save the file
  3. Close the program and move pwsafe.cfg from C:\Users\USER\AppData\Local\PasswordSafe into the program folder
  4. Launch pwsafe.exe

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: KeePass, Password Gorilla, Yadabyte Passwords
What's new? See:
https://pwsafe.org/news.shtml
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2016-01-21 08:39

Mixture, sorry for the late reply. Thanks. :)

outatime on 2016-03-05 17:24

fyi new website
"PasswordSafe's official website is now at https://pwsafe.org/ "

IanFromBarrie on 2017-04-01 03:52

This version does not run on XP. The last version that did is 3.38.02, which can be accessed from sourceforge through the download page on the pwsafe.org site. There was some suggestion last year that 3.40 might be fixed to run on XP, but not so far, it seems

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Freeciv v2.5.11 Updated

billon on 9 Apr 2018
  • 118MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by Sam Collett

Freeciv is a single or multiplayer, turn-based strategy game modeled after Civilization™. In this game, each player leads a civilization and fights to become the greatest in the world. You can play with the computer or with other players over the network.

The program is cross-platform with support for Mac, Linux, BSD, Solaris and many more.

Alternatively, Freeciv Portable is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract using 7-Zip to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete $PLUGINSDIR
  3. Move all subfolders contained in $_OUTDIR to the root folder, then delete $_OUTDIR
  4. Launch freeciv-mp-gtk2.cmd, freeciv-gtk2.cmd or freeciv-server.cmd
For info on playing the game, read the Introduction
What's new? See:
http://freeciv.wikia.com/wiki/NEWS
Latest comments
webfork on 2011-05-23 18:54

link: thanks, updated

SYSTEM on 2011-12-16 09:00

Apparently UniExtract got into an infinite loop when I tried to extract the installer. I have edited the instructions a bit.

lintalist on 2015-04-27 12:36

For v2.5.0: I don't think civclient.exe is present anymore and it should now be freeciv-gtk2.cmd or freeciv-gtk2.exe which would start the game.

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HWMonitor v1.35 Updated

billon on 9 Apr 2018
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by JohnW

HWMonitor is a hardware monitoring program that reads PC systems main health sensors including:

  • CPU temperature, voltage, power consumption and utilization
  • Mainboard voltages, temperatures, fans speed
  • GPU voltage, temperature, utilization
  • HDD temperature

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch HWMonitor_x32.exe or HWMonitor_x64.exe.
What's new?
  • AMD Ryzen 2000 processors.
  • Intel Xeon Bronze / Silver / Gold / Platinium processors.
  • Improved:
    • Intel IGP monitoring;
    • HDD monitoring.
Latest comments
Craunch on 2012-08-14 12:22

Just checked. The .zip files currently available for download from the CPUID website are not empty now.

pravin007techno on 2014-08-18 12:49

then get from here without any worries
link: http://go4download.com/monitor-your-pc-temperature-using-hw-monitor-tutorial-download

softv on 2016-12-27 12:30

I use this regularly. Quite useful.

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System Spec v3.09 Updated

billon on 8 Apr 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by Fluffy

System Spec is an all-in-one hardware information gathering tool. You can see, save and print a complete spec list of your PC and perform various Windows functions. Additional advanced info includes CPU, drives, apps, display, memory, CD / DVD drives and more.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / 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 SysSpec.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: SIV
What's new? See:
http://www.alexnolan.net/news/
Latest comments
webfork on 2011-08-15 22:14

lyx: I am sorry that your post got deleted -- I'm not a big fan of censorship. That said, admins moderate the forums -- the "comments" section is moderated by all members.

I am Baas on 2011-08-16 08:02

@lyx
I have seen your previous comment. I wish it was not deleted just so that everyone else could see who the real braindead moron is. As for contributing to TPFC... you are not missed.

BTW, System Spec works fine on my XP SP3.

Andrew Lee on 2011-08-17 03:37

@lyx: I have retracted webfork's negative vote at his request, but someone else may still vote your comment out. :)

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jaBuT v2018.04.21215 Updated

billon on 6 Apr 2018
  • 22MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by smaragdus

jaBuT (just another Backup Tool) is an easy, flexible, powerful backup and synchronization program. It supports different processing modes including copy, move and compress with and without file comparison, as well as mirror and sync. The program includes exclusion/inclusion of processed data, a variety of profile options, scheduled execution and a variety of file comparison options.

Supports batch processing, GUI customization, rich tray control, the command-line options and more.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Cardware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch jaBuT.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Back4Sure, Directory Compare, DirSync Pro, Zback
What's new? See:
https://jabut.de/en/changelog
Latest comments
__philippe on 2018-04-07 17:31

Regular users like you and me can only delete their OWN posts, sorry...;-)

Midas on 2018-04-07 20:47

If two different users click the delete button, the comment will be deleted. I tried just now with the repeated comments but could only make one of them go away...

__philippe on 2018-04-07 21:18

Hehe, didn't know that...;-)

Anyway, just heeded your tip, and blasted the last offending repeater to smithereens !
How satisfying...;-)

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BrowserAddonsView v1.15 Updated

billon on 6 Apr 2018
  • 351KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by billon

BrowserAddonsView displays the details addons/plugins installed in your system for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. If there are multiple profiles (for Chrome and Firefox), the program can detect and scan them all.

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 BrowserAddonsView.exe.
What's new?
  • In the 'Advanced Options' window:
    • You can now use environment variables in the specified profile folder of Chrome and Firefox (e.g.: %LocalAppdata%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Profile 1);
    • You can now specify the base profiles folder instead of a single profile (e.g.: %LocalAppdata%\Google\Chrome\User Data).

ConvertAll v0.7.4 Updated

billon on 5 Apr 2018
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

ConvertAll is a handy unit converter. It has many great features including easy unit selection and ability to combine over 400 units for conversions.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download convertall-x.x.x-install-user.exe to a folder of your choice and launch
  2. Uncheck the shortcuts and uninstaller tasks, and check the portable config task
  3. Launch convertall.exe
What's new?
  • Added:
    • An option to disable saving the window position and size at startup;
    • US drill bit gauge sizes as a non-linear unit;
    • Gigabit and terabit data units.
  • Adjusted the liter per 100 km fuel economy unit definition in the German translation to match the English version.
Latest comments
JohnTHaller on 2011-04-18 16:24

The link has been updated to the website itself. For apps where the download link changes with each version, you're not supposed to direct link to the download (part of the PFC guidelines on the page: "Do not enter the direct URL to the file if the filename is version dependent, or the author forbids external links. For such cases, enter the URL to the download page instead.") Otherwise, you get the old version when the app has been updated but the PFC listing has not.

smaragdus on 2015-10-02 18:11

I think that ConvertAll installer can easily be extracted and there is no need to use the PortableApps ConvertAll version.

I am Baas on 2015-10-03 16:53

@smaragdus

Confirmed.

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Jarte v6.2 Updated

billon on 5 Apr 2018
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by spacefrog99

Jarte is a word processor that uses Window's built-in word processing engine while adding many features missing in WordPad. It supports text files, RTF, DOC and DOCX file formats. Features include tabbed document interface, spell check, clipboard manager, bookmark support, visual header/footer designer, multi-level undo/redo etc.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial. Supports Unicode in documents, but cannot handle Unicode filenames.
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a plain text file in this folder and paste the following content:

    []
    Portable=1

  3. Rename this text file portable.ini
  4. Launch Jarte.exe
What's new? See:
http://www.jarte.com/whats_new.html
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-09-05 20:16

The missing Jarte Forum thread- http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2376 .

Checker on 2015-09-06 10:58

@smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

smaragdus on 2016-03-16 03:16

The instructions should be updated according to tikbalang's post.

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MultiBootUSB v9.2.0 Updated

billon on 4 Apr 2018
  • 17MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by Userfriendly

MultiBootUSB can put one or more bootable tools into a single USB drive, including any of a variety of Linux, FreeBSD and other operating systems.

The program uses Syslinux for installing MBR and 7-Zip for extracting ISO images. It also uses a Windows version of CPIO program for installing certain distros. USB/ISO can be tested without reboot via a built-in QEMU program.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MultiBootUSB.exe.
What's new? See:
http://multibootusb.org/news/
Latest comments
Checker on 2014-05-17 19:01

@ Midas: Thanks ... and updated ;)

AndTheWolf on 2015-05-08 17:14

Now at 7.5.0 (the link here, http://softlayer-dal.dl.sourceforge.net/project/multibootusb/7.5.0/Windows/multibootusb-7.5.0.exe is correct, but the description still shows 7.3.0)

Checker on 2015-05-08 18:28

@ AndTheWolf: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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TeamViewer v13.1.3629 Updated

billon on 4 Apr 2018

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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SearchMyFiles v2.83 Updated

billon on 4 Apr 2018

SearchMyFiles is a powerful alternative to the standard Windows search. It allows you to easily find files by wildcard, last modified/created/last accessed time, file attributes, content (text or binary search), and file size. The program is non-indexing, meaning it searches the drive directly, which is often slower but more accurate.

Can also be used to detect duplicate files via the "Search Mode" drop-down box.

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 SearchMyFiles.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Ultra File Search Lite
What's new?
  • Fixed issue: If you specify a search string in quotes that contain space characters (e.g.: "Hello ") SearchMyFiles won't trim the space characters like it did in the previous versions.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2014-08-14 17:29

SearchMyFiles 2.50 is out.

Checker on 2014-08-14 18:34

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

MIKLO on 2018-04-06 14:57

I have tried and used several search apps before and was not very impressed but as soon as I saw that this product was from NirSoft I knew I had to try it. NirSoft makes so many great apps that I use a lot, its difficult to say something new about them due to the fact that just about everything they make works great and is pretty awesome overall. One thing is 4sure the native Micro$oft search engine is close to worthless, so just about anything will be an improvement.
MIKLO

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HandleCountersView v1.00 New

billon on 2 Apr 2018
  • 107KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by billon

HandleCountersView shows the current number of handles (File, Directory, Token, Job, Thread and so on...) opened by every process running on your system and the change in number of handles since the last time that you reset the counters.

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 HandleCountersView.exe.

EdgeCookiesView v1.00 New

billon on 1 Apr 2018
  • 122KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by billon

EdgeCookiesView displays the cookies stored by newer versions of Microsoft Edge Web browser (starting from Fall Creators Update 1709 of Windows 10). It also allows you to select one or more cookies and then export them to tab-delimited/csv/html file, or to a file in cookies.txt format. You can read the cookies from the current running system or from the WebCacheV01.dat database on external hard drive.

Category:
System Requirements: Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Fall Creators Update 1709 or later
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch EdgeCookiesView.exe.

AllThreadsView v1.00 New

billon on 1 Apr 2018
  • 102KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by billon

AllThreadsView displays a list of all running threads from all processes on your system in one table. For every thread, the following information is displayed: Thread ID, Creation Time, Kernel Time, User Time, Duration, Start Address, Priority, Base Priority, Context Switch Count, Context Switch Change (Since the last refresh), Wait Reason, Process ID, Process Path.

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 AllThreadsView.exe.

KeyboardStateView v1.00 New

billon on 2 Apr 2018
  • 107KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by billon

KeyboardStateView displays the current state and virtual key code of every key you press. It also allows you to view the current state of all keyboard keys.
For every key, the following information is displayed: Key Name (VK_XXXX), Description, Key Code (Decimal), Key Code (Hexadecimal), Key Pressed Status, Key Toggled Status (Useful for Num Lock, Caps Lock) and last time that the key was pressed.

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 KeyboardStateView.exe.

PDFTK Builder v3.9.9 Updated

billon on 3 Apr 2018
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by Yucca

PDFTK Builder is a tool to combine (collate), split, decrypt, add background/stamp, password protect and other security features. It is a graphical user interface (front-end) to the command-line PDFtk.

Note: double-click on "Document Protection" for available security features.

Alternatively, PDFTK Builder Portable is a PortableApps version of the program.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. The application is in the {app} folder
  3. Launch PDFTKBuilder.exe

Optionally, update PDFtk to the latest version (download the installer and extract pdftk.exe and libiconv2.dll to the application folder).
Similar/alternative apps: UnityPDF
What's new? Fixed:
  • Minor bugs and cosmetic changes.
  • Drag-and-drop broken in a previous release.
  • A minor form positioning bug when using multiple monitors.
  • A bug when joining files that would overwrite one of the PDF documents.
Latest comments
Cornflower on 2011-05-09 17:34

pdftk Builder 3.6 will not break with pdftk 1.44 in my use of it. However, I would really love to use multibackground and multistamp (the main visible additions to 1.4. which Builder 3.6 was built upon). I still haven't found a gui for Windows that takes this into account, so I am using batch files for this specific purpose.

Joe on 2014-10-28 16:36

PDFTK Builder works in Windows 7 x64 and Windows 8.1 x64 too.

Checker on 2014-10-28 19:30

@ Joe: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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Advanced Renamer v3.82 Updated

billon on 3 Apr 2018

Advanced Renamer can rename multiple files or folders using several different methods for calculating the new name, including metadata tools for sound and picture files (e.g. GPS data or ID3 tags) or other sources. Supports unicode, regular expressions, custom javascript and more.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ARen.exe.

Optionally, disable automatic updates in settings.
What's new? See:
https://www.advancedrenamer.com/whatsnew
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2017-03-02 17:59

@ joby_toss thanks for a great link that makes clear many useful things about portable installs :) Advanced Renamer is still my fav app for name changing one or many files,so user friendly.
MIKLO

Guido76 on 2017-08-21 09:32

What is unfortunate is that the new version includes a license proposal. Nothing is mandatory "a priori", but to see appearing in the interface the mention "Not registered" is unpleasant. Especially because the proposal of donation is not free, but fixed at 10 euros minimum.

MIKLO on 2018-04-06 15:14

@Guido76 Yeah I gotta agree I don't really like the way this is done either, I'm just gonna keep using the older (NO NAG) version that works great. This is still my favorite and best name changer in my opinion..... Please donate, but ya gotta "donate" this amount is a very strange concept, but I guess a guy has gotta make some Euro's some kinda way. lol
MIKLO

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AnyBurn v4.1 Updated

billon on 2 Apr 2018
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by joby_toss

AnyBurn is a lightweight CD / DVD / Blu-ray disc burning software with most common features. Includes the ability to burn files/image to disc, create an image from disc, drive info, disc copy, image file conversion (e.g. ISO -> BIN/CUE) and erase rewritable. Can also burn audio files (MP3, FLAC, APE, M4A, WAV, WMA etc.) to audio CD.

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

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable Version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Choose either AnyBurn(32-bit) or AnyBurn(64-bit) folder, depending on your OS
  3. Delete unnecessary language files
  4. Create a file named anyburn.ini with the following contents:

    [Settings]
    CheckUpgrade=-2147483648


  5. Launch AnyBurn.exe
What's new?
  • Some minor bug fixes and enhancements.
Latest comments
DzejPy on 2016-03-06 12:29

Sorry, the correct version number AnyBurn with the ISO editor is 3.1
Works well. And it's the only free ISO editor (that i know).

turionaltec on 2016-04-13 01:37

Thanks DzejPy. The interface seems clunky, but if it allows modifying bootable ISOs, it could be a winner! I've been looking for a suitable replacement for ImgBurn ever since they added OpenCandy bundleware. This might be it!

PAFuser on 2018-03-30 21:29

Windows10 Defender picks up anyburn.exe (64bit) as containing a virus, virustotal marks it clean for all other scanners. Malwarebytes scan (of folder) found no problem. Appears to be a false positive. Put in exception, have had no problems.

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AppNetworkCounter v1.00 New

billon on 2 Apr 2018
  • 108KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by billon

AppNetworkCounter counts and displays the number of TCP/UDP bytes and packets sent and received by every application on your system. For every application, the following information is displayed: the number of sent and received bytes, number of sent and received packets, number of sent/received IPv4 bytes and number of sent/received IPv6 bytes. It also displays the version information of the application - Product Name, Product Version, File Description and Company Name.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights (Vista+)
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AppNetworkCounter.exe.

Screenshot Captor v4.29.0 Updated

billon on 2 Apr 2018
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by Ehtyar

Screenshot Captor (SC) is a tool for grabbing, manipulating, annotating, and sharing screenshots. The program is optimized for taking lots of screenshots with minimal intervention and makes it easy to add and edit callout arrows and text boxes. Allows automatic or on-demand uploading to image hosting services or sending by email. Can grab images from multiple sources including webcams and scanners, including lots of scanner acquisition tools and image correction. Supports multiple monitors, is able to capture Windows 7/8 partial transparency effects, and has a powerful scrolling capture tool.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder.
Note: ColorCop's version included with SC is no longer natively portable -- you'll have to revert to v5.3 if you use the color picker.
Stealth: ? No. Creates HKCU\RtColorPicker registry key, if you use the color picker included.
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Registerware for personal use; a license key must be obtained from DonationCoder (either by donating or by registering in their forums for free) to remove the nag message.
How to extract:
  1. Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Rename the file ConfigDir_Default.ini to ConfigDir.ini
  3. Launch ScreenshotCaptor.exe
Similar/alternative apps: ShareX, PicPick, FastStone Capture
What's new? See:
http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=3474.0
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Midas on 2014-08-20 13:25

Has anyone tested recently if SC portability shortcomings are still extant?

ripu on 2015-02-18 09:00

@Midas I only tried the screenshot feature, and it did not create HKEY_CURRENT_USER\RtColorPicker or any other registry entry.

Midas on 2015-02-18 16:22

@ripu: thanks for reporting.

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Driver Magician Lite v4.74 Updated

billon on 2 Apr 2018
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Apr 2018
  • 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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AppReadWriteCounter v1.00 New

webfork on 1 Apr 2018
  • 108KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by billon

AppReadWriteCounter analyzes disk read/write operations of every application running on your system. It displays both the current file and number of bytes, operations, speed and the details about the application, including product name, product version, etc., making the file read/write operations.

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 AppReadWriteCounter.exe.

ProcessTCPSummary v1.00 New

webfork on 1 Apr 2018
  • 114KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by billon

ProcessTCPSummary is a network analysis tool, displaying a summary of all process that have TCP connections or listening UDP ports. For each process, this tool displays the total number of TCP connections, connections for each status (established, listening, syn-sent, syn-received...), number of IPv4/IPv6 TCP connections, common port numbers and more.

If run as Administrator, you can also watch the number of TCP/UDP bytes sent and received by every process, as well as the current send/receive speed.

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 ProcessTCPSummary.exe.

VeraCrypt v1.22 Updated

billon on 31 Mar 2018
  • 31MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by abc

VeraCrypt is volume encryption software that functions like an attached drive, making it possible to actively work with data like any other drive until the volume is dismounted. The program supports favorites, hot keys, hardware acceleration, and auto-mount options. Includes a variety of available tools for added security including keyfiles, security tokens, hidden volumes, auto-dismount, cascaded encryption and cached password management.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux. Alternatively, VeraCrypt Portable is also available.

VeraCrypt is based on the inactive TrueCrypt, attempting to solve some of the program's documented weaknesses. The program can open and convert TrueCrypt volumes.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. Writes "LEGACY_VERACRYPT" driver settings to the registry.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable version" installer and launch
  2. When prompted to install, select the Extract option and select a folder of your choice
  3. Launch VeraCrypt.exe
For more information on the available options of running VeraCrypt in portable mode, read the section on Portable Mode.
Similar/alternative apps: TrueCrypt
What's new? See:
https://www.veracrypt.fr/en/Release Notes.html
Latest comments
Checker on 2015-09-11 16:07

@smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

Shadeclan on 2017-05-31 16:41

CodePlex, the repository of Veracrypt, has been shut down and Veracrypt can now be found here: https://www.veracrypt.fr/en/Home.html

Mixture on 2017-07-11 17:29

Version 1.21 still does not install on my Windows 10 system. I had the same problem with the 1.20 version of VeraCrypt.

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