Latest entries (500)

OutlookAttachView v3.12 Updated

billon on 14 May 2018
  • 165KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 May 2018
  • Suggested by guinness

OutlookAttachView scans all messages stored in your Outlook profile and displays the list of all attached files that it finds. You can easily select one or more attachments and save all of them into the desired folder, as well as delete unwanted large attachments that take too much disk space in your mailbox. A list of the contents can also be exported to XML, HTML, CSV or text file.

Functional with PST files that are not in your profile.

A 64-bit version (only for use with Outlook 2010 64-bit) is 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 ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch OutlookAttachView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added %folder_full_path% variable to the attachment filename format. You can use it to generate subfolders identical to the folders structure in Outlook (e.g.: Personal Folders\Inbox).
Latest comments
Jamie on 2011-01-27 21:10

This is a great tool.

Sure, Outlook can sort or search for e-mails by attachment, but I don't think it can do this across multiple mailboxes.

At work I have my own mailbox but need to access several shared inboxes. When contacts assure me they sent something, a default search in OutlookAttachView looks through every mailbox I have access to, and blindingly fast to boot.

masterjedi on 2014-02-25 04:04

If you have had an end user get mailbox is full notices and they have done EVERYTHING.. This is a great tool to show them that all items are can have attachments. Even their calendar items. Meeting invites are often sent with attachments such a agendas in word format, Power Point presentations and even the occasional picture file. This application scans them and finds them ALL. It has saved my first call resolutions stats.

lstollin on 2015-08-21 14:09

I love this program. Took me a little bit to figure out how to filter by user (it seems to be visible name, not email address), but it's not hard to use and it's extremely powerful.

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SIV v5.30 Updated

billon on 14 May 2018
  • 19MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 May 2018
  • Suggested by Kimero

SIV (System Information Viewer) displays lots of core operating system, network and hardware-related information including CPU, PCI, PCMCIA, USB, sensors etc. The program varies from other system monitors in its "dashboard"-style view: a thin bar of key system information that can be expanded upon.

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

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? No. Writes some non user-configurable values to the registry.
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch SIV32X.exe or SIV64X.exe for a 64-bit OS

Optionally, to enable stealth mode, launch SIV32X.exe -NOSIVREG or SIV64X.exe -NOSIVREG for 64-bit
Similar/alternative apps: HWiNFO32, SystemSpec
What's new? See:
http://rh-software.com/index_arc.html
Latest comments
Wolfghost on 2013-11-08 08:55

From v4.38
Added support for [SIVDEF.ini] which can be used to provide defaults for configuration parameters that are not already present in the registry. By default SIV will save these defaults to the registry unless -NOSIVREG is selected. Note that when SIV is run from a DVD/CD or Removable Drive (USB Flash Drive) -NOSIVREG is the default.

webfork on 2014-01-05 21:20

Thanks Wolfghost and red-ray: added the nosivreg bit to the entry.

smaragdus on 2015-09-14 20:04

The latest and older versions of SIV can be downloaded directly from its History page- http://rh-software.com/index_arc.html

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SyMenu v6.04.6709 Updated

billon on 15 May 2018
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 May 2018
  • Suggested by SymoPd

SyMenu is a customizeable menu launcher that allows to organize and find your portable applications in a quick and easy way. Moreover, it can automatically link any application residing on host PC. Any linked item (SyItem) can be organized in a hierarchical structure with colorful folders and found with the internal search tool. The Standard for Portable Software (SPS) allows to install, update and remove the programs available in the SyMenu suites automatically, see more in Manual.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET Framework 2.0 or higher
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SyMenu.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Portable Start Menu, PortAL, Tray Launcher, PStart
What's new? See:
https://www.ugmfree.it/SyMenuDownload.aspx
Latest comments
UGMFree on 2016-04-20 07:17

Why do the dependencies include the administrator rights?
SyMenu can work with normal rights too. It can even work from read only supports or network paths.

MIKLO on 2016-07-31 14:00

After Avast showed a virus I then checked with Virus Total which gave an 8 out of 54 report as Trojan,key logger etc.
MIKLO

smaragdus on 2016-08-01 14:15

As of 2016.08.01 Windows 10 is not officially supported:
http://www.ugmfree.it/SyMenuDownload.aspx

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NewFileTime v3.21 Updated

billon on 14 May 2018
  • 104KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 May 2018
  • Suggested by guinness

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

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

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file and name it NewFileTime.ini
  3. Launch NewFileTime.exe (ANSI) or NewFileTime_uc.exe (Unicode) or NewFileTime_x64.exe for 64-bit
What's new?
  • Test on Windows 10 Update Build 1804 - 17134 (Redstone 4).
  • Some small adjustments.
  • Code signing certificate.
  • Update of the language files.
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2016-08-25 12:28

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

Wolfghost on 2016-12-04 22:45

So why it suddently write to appdata roaming too??

Special on 2017-03-14 01:20

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

Notices this too, so it's not portable?

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MiTeC Icon Explorer v5.0.5 Updated

billon on 14 May 2018
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 May 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

MiTeC Icon Explorer allows to browse, search, extract and manage standalone icons, icon libraries and executable that contains icons as resources. It searches specified path with directory recursion and examines any file if it contains any icon and then extract it. Icons can be saved as icons, icon libraries, individual icon images or bitmaps.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: None
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch IconExplorer.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: IconsExtract
What's new?
  • Bug fixes.
Latest comments
Midas on 2018-02-07 10:59

Care to share your launchers, CornHolio? Please post at the forum thread...

CornHolio the Gringo on 2018-02-09 18:36

I have now tested MiTeC_Icon_Explorer_5.0.1, and can confirm that
Icon_Explorer_5.0.1 did not write to registry, only OS did.

CornHolio the Gringo on 2018-03-13 06:32

I have to point out that if "persistent layout" in preferences are set, then
Icon Explorer writes to Registry.

Have to mention that MiTec also make Network Scanner (atm v4.4.0) which
makes a Netscanner.ini file in Your profile under AppData\Roaming\MiTeC\Network Scanner,
if one set the equal setting in preferences.

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IsMyHdOK v1.41 Updated

billon on 14 May 2018
  • 127KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 May 2018
  • Suggested by joby_toss

IsMyHdOK is a small program to easily check the performance of a Windows Volume (e.g. Partition). It is suitable for SSD, HDD and other drives.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty file in the same folder and name it IsMyHdOK.ini
  3. Launch IsMyHdOK.exe or IsMyHdOK_x64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
Similar/alternative apps: HD_Speed, CrystalDiskMark
What's new?
  • Test on Windows 10 Update Build 1804 - 17134 (Redstone 4).
  • Some small adjustments.
  • New language: Korean.

jane v1.72 Updated

smaragdus on 13 May 2018
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

jane (Just Another Nasty Editor) is a tiny editor for ASCII files including DIZ, NFO, TXT. The program supports drag and drop, hyperlinks, multiple instances, copy on select, fit to file width, word wrap, command-line parameters, minimization to tray, file history, printing and saving of edited files, and more.

Visual extras include color presets and up to ten different font schemes.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Free for private use only
How to extract:
  1. Download the portable ZIP package
  2. Extract to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch jane.exe
Similar/alternative apps: iNFekt, NFOPad
What's new? Added:
  • Text you search for is temporarily highlighted now, too.
  • F11 added for toggling fullscreen mode.
  • Correct mousecursor for hyperlinks when a line contains this at the end of it.
Fixed:
  • Random string contains less extra chars now.
  • Small url fix.

pestudio v8.77 Updated

billon on 13 May 2018
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 May 2018
  • Suggested by joby_toss

pestudio shows details about applications and other system files (.exe, .dll, .cpl, ocx, .ax, .sys etc.) without starting them including:

  • Libraries that are used by an application
  • Functions that are imported by an application
  • Functions (also anonymous) that are exported by an application
  • All functions that are forwarded to other libraries
  • Obsolete Functions that are exported and imported by an application
  • If Data Execution Prevention (DEP) Windows security mechanism is used
  • If Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) Windows security mechanism is used
  • If Windows security mechanism Structured Exception Handling (SEH) is used
  • Whether some sections are compressed

pestudio standard lacks some features of pro version, see comparison here (PDF file!).

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete AddToShell.reg and RemoveFromShell.reg. Launch pestudio.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PPEE
What's new?
  • Compute SHA1 and SHA256 for dos-stub and for debugger.
  • Extend the detection of embedded file(s) in overlay.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-11-26 12:10

PEstudio v8.70 - Link date 22-NOV-2017

v8.70 changelog:
. Expose the indicators id number in the output XML file
. Extend grouping of utilities
. Extend grouping of imports by types and colors

Midas on 2017-11-26 19:37

Like noted elsewhere, unless significant for the comment exchange, program changelogs are best posted to the forum topic (or entered at the appropriate field), my dear _phillipe. B-)

__philippe on 2017-11-26 21:39

All righty,... next time round,

the undersigned hereby pledge to abide by the recommendations, protocols,
procedures and regulations set forth by my Right Honourable Friend Midas,
the Member for TPFC's constituency,... cross my heart and hope to die... ;-)

__philippe

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The Battle for Wesnoth v1.14.1 Updated

billon on 13 May 2018
  • 490MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 May 2018
  • Suggested by Sam Collett

The Battle for Wesnoth is a turn-based strategy game with a fantasy theme. Build up a great army, gradually turning raw recruits into hardened veterans. In later games, recall your toughest warriors and form a deadly host against whom none can stand! Choose units from a large pool of specialists, and hand-pick a force with the right strengths to fight well on different terrains against all manner of opposition.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and install to the default folder
  2. During installation, select "Store userdata in the install location"
  3. After install, copy all files to a folder of your choice
  4. Uninstall the application
  5. Launch wesnoth.exe
What's new? See:
https://www.wesnoth.org/start/1.14/
Latest comments
darkest on 2012-02-24 18:07

revering to the version number, that is. (sorry for double-posting)

Napiophelios on 2017-12-03 08:41

Wesnoth @ v1.12.6 : Maintenance Release

shnbwmn on 2018-05-13 16:30

I'm glad that Wesnoth made it to Steam. Hopefully the community will grow and attract more enthusiasts.

On an unrelated note, I still have the Wesnoth 0.8.8 setup file from 2004/05, only 32Mb. A game must be very good if over a decade later it is still endlessly playable :)

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RegSeeker v4.57 Updated

billon on 13 May 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 May 2018
  • Suggested by Crash

RegSeeker is a registry tool with search, cleaner, viewer and available optimization tweaks. You can search for any item inside your registry, export/delete the results and open them in the registry. The viewer can look at many aspects of the registry including startup entries, several histories (even index.dat files), installed applications etc.

Includes a tool to search for duplicate files and invalid shortcuts.

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

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new?
  • New:
    • Junk files results display with easier selection for deletion;
    • Office 2016 product key support.
  • Fixes deleting some registry keys.
  • Other several fixes and optimizations.
Latest comments
@thehop on 2013-07-16 16:03

There is now a 'Regres.dll' in the RegSeeker2.55.zip Archive.

FAQ: Does anybody know, for what this DLL is?

thx

I am Baas on 2013-09-22 03:16

@thehop

Yes, I do.

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IsMyLcdOK v3.09 Updated

billon on 13 May 2018
  • 71KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 May 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

IsMyLcdOK checks for dead/paralysed/stuck pixels on LCD monitors.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a blank text file and name it IsMyLcdOK.ini
  3. Launch IsMyLcdOK.exe or IsMyLcdOK_x64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
What's new?
  • Code signing certificate.
  • Update of the language files.
  • Small corrections.
Latest comments
rodger123 on 2012-12-15 01:59

Works as adverised,at least it does not claim to fix dead pixels,I like it!(found 1 dead pixel)BooHoo

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AlephNote v1.6.16 Updated

smaragdus on 18 May 2018
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 May 2018
  • Suggested by smaragdus

AlephNote is extensible, lightweight desktop note manager. Features include search, interactive checkbox lists highlighting, clickable highlighted links, notes backup, drag-and-drop capability for files and text, and sorting notes into folders. The program supports tags, in-editor markdown rendering, customizable shortcuts, stay-on-top capability, tray control, themes, and more.

Notes can be saved locally or synchronized with cloud services including Simplenote, Standard Note, Nextcloud/ownCloud.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .Net Framework 4.6 or higher
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: MIT
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AlephNote.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: ResophNotes
What's new? See:
https://github.com/Mikescher/AlephNote/releases
Latest comments
Flea on 2018-05-06 15:40

Thanks smaragdus.

Sinchu on 2018-05-13 23:59

will not load just comes up with errors that plugins will not load then nothing

shnbwmn on 2018-05-14 04:33

@Sinchu

From the dev:

"This sounds like windows marked the dll files as untrusted.

Try going to the properties dialog of each file (right-click -> properties) and clicking the unblock button."

Someone else on the forum said that using 7-Zip to extract the ZIP worked for them.

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Balabolka v2.12.0.658 Updated

billon on 19 May 2018
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 May 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Balabolka is a feature-rich program to read text aloud from a variety of file types including DOC, RTF, PDF, ODT, FB2 and HTML. The program uses Microsoft's own Speech API 4 and 5, but lets you fine tune various voice parameters, including rate and pitch and a substitution list can also be applied to improve the quality of the voice's articulation. The program supports customized font and background color, skins, control reading from the system tray or by the global hotkeys.

Balabolka can also save the synchronized text to external LRC files or in MP3 tags inside the audio files. When the audio file is played with players on a computer or on modern digital audio players, the text will be displayed synchronously (in the same way as lyrics for songs).

Also includes batch conversion tools from of a wide variety of document formats to audio or plain text and a file compare tool, file splitter and screen magnification window.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft Speech API (SAPI). This is included by default in Win2K and above.
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 balabolka.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language and help files.
Similar/alternative apps: DSpeech
What's new?
  • Fixed small bugs.
  • Updated:
    • The text extracting for PDF files;
    • Resources for Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified) and Turkish languages.
Latest comments
Mixture on 2014-08-07 20:37

@Checker:
I did something far better.
I uninstalled the flawed ver. 2.10.0.572 portable and installed desktop ver. 2.9.0.565 of Balabolka. My Avast AV doesn't complain anymore.

smaragdus on 2014-08-31 01:36

Balabolka 2.10.0.573 released.

Checker on 2014-08-31 01:53

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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Notepad3 v4.18.512.992 Updated

billon on 12 May 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 May 2018
  • Suggested by webfork

Notepad3 is an accessible replacement for the original Windows Notepad that includes a variety of programmer features including code folding, bracket matching, automatic indentation, word auto-completion, character encoding conversion, multiple undo or redo, bookmarks, and regular expression-based find and replace.

The program is the unofficial successor to the Notepad2 program, built from its source code as well as Scintilla and MiniPath on code from metapath.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP packages {inside the ZIP} and extract x86 or x64 (for 64-bit OS) to a folder of your choice. Launch Notepad3.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Notepad2, Ted Notepad
What's new? See:
https://www.rizonesoft.com/downloads/notepad3/update/
Latest comments
ripu on 2018-03-11 11:18

Is it stealth?

ripu on 2018-03-11 11:19

What are its advantages over Notepad2?

webfork on 2018-03-15 21:09

ripu: it has encryption+master password, more encoding options, more visual customizations, and lots of small updates/fixes. I haven't tested stealth status.

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OBS Studio v21.1.2 New

billon on 13 May 2018
  • 395MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 May 2018
  • Suggested by webfork

Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) Studio is a powerful and flexible screen recording and screencasting tool. The program includes real-time recording, broadcasting, and audio mixing and layouts. The "scene" system allows building custom input settings with numerous audio and video sources (multiple microphones, webcam, applications, screens etc.).

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux. The 64-bit version is included in download.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch obs32.exe --portable or obs64.exe --portable (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: ShareX, Easy Screencast Recorder
What's new? See:
https://github.com/obsproject/obs-studio/releases

µTorrent v3.5.3.44428 Updated Adware

billon on 12 May 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 May 2018
  • Suggested by Vurlix

µTorrent (or uTorrent) is a lightweight BitTorrent client that supports multiple simultaneous downloads, file level priorities, configurable bandwidth scheduler and speed limiters, even the ability to only run while user activity is detected. Also includes boss key, built-in search function and RSS capability for subscribed downloads.

Note that this software was changed to adware after being added to the PortableFreeware database.

Alternatively, µTorrent Portable is also available, which automatically adjusts paths.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Adware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer, extract Carrier.exe with 7-Zip to a folder of your choice and rename it to uTorrent.exe
  2. Create an empty text file called settings.dat in the same folder
  3. Launch uTorrent.exe
Optional: To disable advertisements.
Similar/alternative apps: qBittorrent Portable, Halite
What's new? See:
http://www.should.keepfree.de/utorrent_alltime_changelogs.txt
Latest comments
Checker on 2016-02-17 10:23

@DarkShadow: v3.4.5 build 41712 seems to be the latest stable version.

robzuc on 2016-02-21 21:26

As I wrote on 2015-09-26, the original software isn't portable. I don't know why it hasn't yet been blacklisted from this website... Anyway, I tried the PortableApps version, but initially it didn't work: I had to rename first uTorrent_Downloaded.exe to uTorrent.exe in the [\uTorrentPortable\App\uTorrent] folder.

ashghost on 2017-12-24 23:19

@robzuc: see 'What is "portable"' on the "about" page: https://www.portablefreeware.com/about.php Not leaving stuff behind is not "stealth" in the parlance here, and uTorrent works fine when moving from machine to machine and saves your settings.

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QuickSetDNS v1.20 Updated

billon on 12 May 2018
  • 116KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 May 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

QuickSetDNS allows you to easily change the DNS servers that are used for your Internet connection. You can set the desired DNS servers from the user interface, by choosing from a list of DNS servers that you defined, or from command-line, without displaying any user interface.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / 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 QickSetDNS.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Public DNS Server Tool
What's new?
  • Added new default DNS servers: Cloudfare (1.1.1.1) and Quad9 (9.9.9.9). Be aware that these DNS servers are added only when you run QuickSetDNS in the first time (without .cfg file).
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2013-10-29 14:31

ghacks.net wrote an article about this software: http://www.ghacks.net/2013/10/29/use-quicksetdns-change-dns-configurations-heartbeat/

__philippe on 2018-05-12 06:51

Nirsoft's DNS setting tool V1.20 release is perfectly timed to match
Steve Gibson's new v1.3.6668.0 DNS_Benchmark sidekick
https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1568

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WinSCP v5.13.2 Updated

billon on 12 May 2018

WinSCP is a feature-rich tabbed file transfer client with a variety of views including single-window, dual-pane, and tree view interfaces. The program supports standard FTP as well as secure connections using WebDav, SSH, SSL/TLS and legacy SCP. The program can search, perform directory synchronization between local and remote, change properties, and edit text/binary files.

Includes support for scripting, task automation, various authentication tools, proxy, SSH tunnels and IPv6.

Alternatively, WinSCP Portable is multilingual and supports PuTTY Portable. X-WinSCP, packaged in winPenPack's format, is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create winscp.ini with the following content:

    [Configuration\Interface]
    RandomSeedFile=.\winscp.rnd
    DDTemporaryDirectory=.\

  3. Launch WinSCP.exe
Similar/alternative apps: TunnelierPortable
What's new? See:
https://winscp.net/eng/docs/history
Latest comments
Checker on 2014-02-28 16:03

@ bamanzi: Thanks ... and updated ;)

smaragdus on 2014-08-21 13:26

WinSCP 5.5.5 (5.5.5 Build 4605) has been just released.

webfork on 2017-10-12 21:03

I've been a huge FileZilla fan since it came out back in 2001, but got a chance to test it today and WinSCP is amazing. I was able to resolve an issue with WebDAV via that program that no other program seemed capable of.

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XAMPP v7.2.5 Updated

billon on 12 May 2018
  • 481MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 May 2018
  • Suggested by Hank7

XAMPP is an integrated server package that contains many different tools such as mail, Web, FTP and WebDAV. Various open software packages are combined to power the various services including Apache, MySQL, FileZilla, PHP, JSP Java, OpenSSL and more. Tomcat and Perl can be added using add-ons available from the website.

XAMPP-Lite is also available. It takes up less disk space, but removes mail, FTP and other tools.

Note: XAMPP has many capabilities, including a portable MediaWiki or Wordpress installation.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the "portable" self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch xampp-control.exe to run the control panel or start the different servers with the corresponding start/stop batch files.
What's new? See:
https://www.apachefriends.org/blog.html
Latest comments
freakazoid on 2012-06-01 02:08

I would consider switching this entry so we list XAMP Portable instead of the full version:
http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-windows.html#646

webfork on 2012-06-02 02:04

freakazoid: is there an advantage to using the portable version? I couldn't find anything on the site explaining it and the default program is natively portable.

freakazoid on 2012-06-02 20:22

webfork: Because it's their preferred portable build. Not everyone will need the full package. The lite / portable build should be sufficient for people building a website for testing locally and on the go.

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SRWare Iron v66.0.3450.0 Updated

billon on 12 May 2018
  • 160MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 May 2018
  • Suggested by freakazoid

SRWare Iron is a privacy-enhanced web browser based on Chromium, the open source project behind Google Chrome. By default, Iron sends out less information as compared to Chrome (e.g., creating a unique user ID or the submission of entries to Google to generate suggestions), making it potentially more privacy friendly and secure in operation.

Iron supports both official and unofficial themes and some extensions from Chrome. Additionally, to enable blocking ad servers, a 'adblock.ini' is present in the program folder, and Opera's 'urlfilter.ini' can easily be converted to Iron's accepted format by following these instructions (or see comments below).

Note: It is recommended you change the homepage. The Iron default homepage may contain ads or links to fake adware-containing downloads.

Alternative packages:

  • Iron Portable (adds password portabilization, path portabilization, registry cleanup and Java support)
  • X-Iron (idem)

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. It creates some registry keys in 'HKCU\Software\Chromium'. Start with --incognito parameter to prevent saving history and cookies after program closes.
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: BSD
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch IronPortable.exe.

XP/Vista is no longer supported but the last release version 49 is available.
Similar/alternative apps: Chromium Portable, Google Chrome Portable
What's new?
  • Several minor improvements.
  • Bug-/Security fixes.
Latest comments
random17 on 2016-08-07 14:16

Just noting that Iron Portable and SRWare Iron Portable, as well as GoogleChromePortable and X-Chromium, create these registry keys:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions

HKU\*\Software\Google
HKU\*\Software\Google\Chrome
HKU\*\Software\Google\Chrome\Extensions

Also note that the HKLM key is hidden in regedit. I can see it being created using Regshot and get to it and delete it with an alternate registry editor. I don't know how the key is protected. (Any info appreciated.)

The only Chromium browser that doesn't create these keys is Chromium Portable (http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2169).

They also create the following folders/files:

C:\Users\*\AppData\Local\Chromium
C:\Users\*\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data
C:\Users\*\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data\Crashpad
C:\Users\*\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data\Crashpad\metadata
C:\Users\*\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data\Crashpad\reports
C:\Users\*\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data\Crashpad\settings.dat

webfork on 2016-08-09 00:09

random17: thanks for the info but, as that addresses multiple programs and not just Iron, posts like that really belong in forums.

MIKLO on 2017-08-15 13:51

Very nice have been using for a long time and really like, thanks.
MIKLO

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BowPad v2.3.8 Updated

billon on 12 May 2018
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 May 2018
  • Suggested by Midas

BowPad is a small and fast text editor with a ribbon user interface and syntax highlighting for over 100 file types and languages. The program's feature set is extendable with plugins written in jscript or vbscript.

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

Vista users have to install the Platform Update for Windows Vista (see website).
What's new? See:
https://tools.stefankueng.com/BowPad_history.html
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-11-22 20:02

I have never seen a text editor as ugly as this one, compared to BowPad, even DocPad (http://www.gammadyne.com/docpad.htm) is a beauty.

webfork on 2016-11-27 01:43

@smaragdus: you just hate ribbons :)

smaragdus on 2016-11-27 02:28

@webfork indeed. ;)

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EditPad Lite v7.6.4 Updated

billon on 12 May 2018

EditPad Lite is a fast and lightweight general-purpose text editor. It allows you to open many files simultaneously and switch between them using tabs. It also supports many functions for text manipulation and conversion.

A 64-bit version is available. EditPad's installer now automatically installs a 64-bit version of EditPad on 64-bit Windows.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Creates HKCU\Software\JGsoft on Windows 8.1.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for non-commercial use
How to extract:
  1. Download and run the installer
  2. Select the Create Portable Installation option
  3. Check treat all drives as removable drives and save to a drive of your choice. The program will save to the root of that drive.
  4. Optionally, move EditPadLite from the root to a folder of your choice
  5. Launch EditPadLite7.exe
Similar/alternative apps: AkelPad, Notepad++
What's new? See:
http://www.editpadlite.com/releasenotes.html
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-03-10 13:51

EditPadLite also includes a noteworthy (but rarely implemented) function
to search for and HIGHLIGHT simultaneously ALL occurrences of a search string.

https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=85744#p85744

AndTheWolf on 2017-10-10 16:16

Now at version 7.6.2

AndTheWolf on 2018-05-11 15:55

Now at Version 7.6.4

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Simple x264/x265 Launcher v2.87 Updated

billon on 12 May 2018
  • 80MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 May 2018
  • Suggested by deathcubek

Simple x264/x265 Launcher is a lightweight front-end for the x264 H.264/AVC as well as the x265 H.265/HEVC encoder, based on the Qt toolkit. It uses the 64-Bit version of x264 with the 32-Bit version of Avisynth. That lets you use 32-Bit Avisynth plug-ins (e.g. DGDecodeNV) and still benefit from the speed improvements of 64-Bit x264. Optionally you can also use 64-Bit Avisynth, which is still considered experimental, if desired, as well as x264's built-in LAVF/FFMS input.

Includes full batch encoding support for running several encoding jobs in parallel.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies:
  • Avisynth input only available with Avisynth 2.5+ installed
  • YV16/YV24 color spaces require Avisynth 2.6
  • VapourSynth input only available with VapourSynth R19+ installed
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Rename x264_launcher.exe into x264_launcher_portable.exe
  3. Launch x264_launcher_portable.exe
What's new? Updated:
  • x265 to version 2.7+348.
  • NVEncC to version 4.01.
  • Build environment to Visual Studio 2017 with Update-7.
Latest comments
siegfried on 2015-10-17 15:33

Sorry, errata corrige (info's missing here on portablefreeware): you can avoid the user's %localappdata% folder entries renaming "x264_launcher.exe" into "x264_launcher_portable.exe".

Checker on 2015-10-17 16:01

@siegfried: Thanks ... and changed ;)

mukhi on 2017-03-27 04:21

Symantec Endpoint Protection is detecting netc.exe as a risk, and quarantining it.

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DesktopOK v5.21 Updated

billon on 12 May 2018
  • 484KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 May 2018
  • Suggested by JohnW

DesktopOK contains a host of beneficial Windows interface tweaks. The program can save the current icon view by resolution and make it easy to swap between views, showing all saved view formats in a list. Other tools include basic screenshots, the ability to force-close programs, color tool, volume and more:

  • Interface tools include reducing clutter with a minimize-to-tray by right clicking on a window close button, mouse hiding and ability to hide desktop icons after a period of inactivity (click on the desktop to make them re-appear). You can even modify default icon spacing.

  • Window management tools include scrolling any window that your mouse hovers over (not just what's in focus) and alt+drag (for moving windows without having to hold your cursor over the top bar).

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: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. In this folder, create an empty text file and name it DesktopOK.ini. Launch DesktopOK.exe or DesktopOK_x64.exe.

Possible issues:
  • The program is in German: If not automatically set to the English, click the by clicking the flag in the lower left corner of the window for any of 24 world languages.
  • It saves to AppData: If you don't create an empty text file, it writes to %APPDATA%/DesktopOK/DesktopOK.ini. If you accidentally skipped this step, you can simply move this file over to the application folder.
Similar/alternative apps: AltDrag, ICU
What's new?
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2017-04-03 14:55

I still use & really like this program now using Windoze 10. I'm anal about my Desktop icons arrangement, and this program makes it so easy to line them up just as I want. Thanks to the maker for a program that I have used for a very long time across many different operating systems. Has always been flawless for me :)
MIKLO

Midas on 2017-04-04 12:44

It would be even better if DesktopOK didn't force an icon rearrangement with every resolution change -- in my laptop, a lot of those are temporary, resulting from user logon or the machine coming out of sleep state before, rerouting graphics to my higher resolution external screen. After some time it's galling to have to restore icon arrangement after every such hiccup. I've gone through all settings several times but up to now have been unable to disable this behavior.

MIKLO on 2017-04-20 14:18

@Midas strange because I have used on laptops for a very long time and have never seen this problem, now I really curious to see if I can make happen. More to be revealed.
MIKLO

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Wireless Network Watcher v2.18 Updated

billon on 10 May 2018
  • 380KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 May 2018
  • Suggested by guinness

Wireless Network Watcher scans your wireless or small wired network and displays the list of all computers and devices that are currently connected to your network. For every computer or device that is connected to your network, IP & MAC addresses, the company that manufactured the network card and optionally the computer name are all listed.

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 WNetWatcher.exe.

Optionally, download the latest MAC addresses file to the same folder.
What's new?
  • Updated the internal MAC addresses database.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2014-09-01 10:09

Wireless Network Watcher 1.72 released.

Checker on 2014-09-01 14:57

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

MIKLO on 2017-08-25 14:16

Nirsoft is the best, this software gives a great view of what's happening on wireless networks. The number of apps from Nirsoft I use on a daily basis makes my computing a whole lot faster and much easier. Keep up the great work Nirsoft.
MIKLO

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