Latest entries (500)

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

ExperienceIndexOK v1.45 Updated

billon on 7 May 2018
  • 90KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 May 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

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

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

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

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ExperienceIndexOK.exe.
What's new?
  • Code signing certificate.
  • Minor corrections.
  • Update of the language files.

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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Music Collection v2.9.2.0 Updated

billon on 5 May 2018
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 May 2018
  • Suggested by lautrepay

Music Collection allows you to build a database of your audio files across drives, disks and elsewhere. The program can accept any music, recorded books, or other audio media that you own or intend to. Add, edit and search for any information in the database. Album info can be manually entered or pulled automatically from one of 3 Internet album search tools. After saving the albums, you can browse or filter by a variety of criteria. Includes a variety of views and print methods.

Utilizes the Microsoft Access Database (MDB) 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 "Portable" self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch Music Collection.exe.
What's new?
  • Added Synchronization with database in Manage program data dialog.
  • Internal changes.
  • Fixed Discogs authentication error.

See global changelog here.
Latest comments
Emka on 2016-02-22 15:05

Portable version comes now in a self-extracting exe, entry changed accordingly.

MIKLO on 2016-12-29 16:56

Hey I spelled my name wrong how could you guys allow this, now its wrong in my reg what am I gonna do?Fix your software :P jeez could that have been my fault? Hmmmm nah I'm never wrong lol.
MIKLO

MIKLO on 2016-12-29 16:59

Sorry for two post I forgot to mention the portable version worked fine 4me and I've found this a useful and easy to use program. Thanks.
MIKLO

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Miranda NG v0.95.8 (build 19942) Updated

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

Miranda NG is a multi-protocol instant messaging client supporting most common protocols by default including Facebook, GG, ICQ, IRC, Jabber and MSN. However, additional protocols (including Discord, Skype, Tox, Twitter etc.), plugins and languages are available via "Main menu > Show full plugin list" (see online list).

As the program is a code fork of Miranda IM, an FAQ about the differences is available.

Alternatively, Miranda NG Portable is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the "stable" 7z package and extract (using 7-zip or a compatible program) to a folder of your choice
  2. Open mirandaboot.ini in a text editor and change the line

    ProfileDir=

    to

    ProfileDir=.\Profile

  3. Save the file and launch miranda32.exe or miranda64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
Similar/alternative apps: Miranda IM, Pidgin
What's new? See:
https://wiki.miranda-ng.org/Changelog
Latest comments
webfork on 2014-01-05 02:55

smaragdus: My understanding is that they include all the popular plugins inside the distro. This is because plugin fragmentation and version issues were part of the reason for the Miranda NG code fork.

maxi on 2015-04-20 21:36

new skype support in developer version. skypeweb plugin found on there board

webfork on 2016-02-16 02:52

I really didn't like not being able to hit "enter" and have the message send. You can configure this behavior under options - Message sessions - General tab - Sending messages - checkbox "Send message on 'Enter'"

If that seems like a lot to go through to configure something fairly basic, that's kind of how this client works: a little confusing with a trade-off of intense customization.

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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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QuickTextPaste v4.11 Updated

billon on 5 May 2018
  • 169KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 May 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

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

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a blank text file and name it QuickTextPaste.ini
  3. Launch QuickTextPaste_p.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: TyperTask
What's new?
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-08-19 15:10

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

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

QuickTextPaste: 112KB

MIKLO on 2018-04-30 15:46

And who says size doesn't matter, both of these seem to work OK so now its just a matter of personal preference, I would think. Checker has brought more great software into the light, thanks to him and the developer. :)
MIKLO

smaragdus on 2018-04-30 16:34

@__philippe & @MIKLO
TyperTask does not support Unicode.

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AutoHideMouseCursor v2.55 Updated

webfork on 4 May 2018
  • 109KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 May 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

AutoHideMouseCursor automatically hides the mouse cursor with an adjustable timer. The program is useful for reducing distractions for users while reading, during presentations, or for personal preference.

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 AutoHideMouseCursor_p.exe or AutoHideMouseCursor_x64_p.exe (for 64-bit OS).
What's new?
  • Code signing certificate.
  • Update of the language files and new language: Dutch.
  • Small corrections.

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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calibre v3.23 Updated

billon on 4 May 2018
  • 140MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 May 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

calibre is an e-book library management application with a variety of useful functions including device-specific e-book conversion, news download and conversion, viewer and content server for online access to your collection.

The program syncs automatically with many different physical devices. It supports a variety of e-book formats, as well as e-books contained in RAR and ZIP archives.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux. Alternatively, X-calibre is stealth and automatically adjusts paths. A WinXP-compatible version is available.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Trolltech
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract: Download the "portable installer" and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch calibre-portable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: TEBookConverter
What's new? See:
https://calibre-ebook.com/whats-new
Latest comments
filobus on 2015-05-28 07:38

@bzl333 weel, you have to bear criticism if you want to improve! (unkind criticism is another matter)
Calibre is "huge" (maybe it have to be like that, it's not a criticism, it's just a pity!), and I too don't like at all its way to make its own library (I have to put there only books I want to convert, and remove them, not a user friendly behaviour). It's a little too complicated, but it does its job well!
For me it's a must-have but also a could-be-better!! :-)

donald on 2015-07-24 19:38

Per CALIBRE Version: 2.33.0 beyond version 1.48x CALIBRE no longer supports XP.
Download XP Compatible from http://download.calibre-ebook.com/1.html

olliebean on 2018-02-24 08:29

Incidentally there's an official portable version available on the Calibre website (https://calibre-ebook.com/download_portable), which works fine and appears to be stealth. (No Trolltech keys.)

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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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XMedia Recode v3.4.3.4 Updated

billon on 3 May 2018
  • 31MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 May 2018
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

XMedia Recode is an audio/video converter for most popular formats and includes handy profiles for popular mobile/tablet devices such as iPod, iPhone, Samsung, SonyEricsson, Zune, PSP, Blackberry, LG etc. These profiles include file format, screen size and other details chosen specifically for a given player.

Functional in 64-bit. Format support includes 3GP, DVD, AVI, MP4, WMV, ASF and many more.

Note: This program may or may not be in compliance with one or more licenses.

Category:
System Requirements: 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. Delete unnecessary language and profile files. Launch XMedia Recode.exe.

Default interface is German, to change to English:
  • Select Optionen, Sprache, English to change the user interface language to English
OR
  • Delete all files from the Lang folder except for english.lang
Optionally: Disable automatic updates in "Preference".
Similar/alternative apps: Video to Video, QWinFF
What's new?
  • Updates of ffmpeg and Japanese language files.
  • Video Filter: Added "Interlace" and "Stereoscopy".
  • Nvidia NVENC: Added "B frames as references" option.
  • New profiles (Honor, Sony).
  • Fixed minor bugs.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-07-01 23:46

When I try to get XMedia Recode 3.3.3.0 (XMediaRecode3330.zip) I get "Not Found" error. Has anyone managed to grab this version?

hamasaki on 2016-07-02 06:10

@smaragdus. Yep, not working, looks like the file is missing. I have contacted the author of the software for a fix.

smaragdus on 2016-07-02 14:44

@hamasaki
Thank you for contacting the developer, the file is now available for download.

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Blank And Secure v4.71 Updated

billon on 8 May 2018
  • 104KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 May 2018
  • Suggested by guinness

Blank And Secure is a basic tool for permanently deleting files from your hard drive by overwriting them. The program includes drag-and-drop capability, multiple overwrites for greater security and a free space wipe feature to help prevent recovery of files already deleted.

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 one of the following (based on Operating System):
    • ANSI version (Win9x/ME): BlankAndSecure_Win98.exe
    • Unicode version (WinNT or above, 32-bit): BlankAndSecure.exe
    • 64-bit: BlankAndSecure_x64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: WipeFile
What's new?
  • Code signing certificate.
  • Update of the language files.
  • Small corrections.
Latest comments
anon32028 on 2013-09-08 20:09

http://www.fileshredder.org/ is a better program, although it isn't "portable" (must be installed). I've been using it for years.

hamasaki on 2013-09-15 09:07

I agree, for me CyberShredder is a better option.

Beeber on 2015-06-05 18:43

I use shredder.exe. It is less than 150kb and fast. As I work, I can move files to be deleted into a 'new folder', planted anywhere. When I am done, shredder.exe takes the 'new folder', and seconds later, it is gone. Loading individual files works fine, too.

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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

PhraseExpress v13.6.7 Updated

billon on 9 May 2018
  • 29MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 May 2018
  • Suggested by JohnW

PhraseExpress is a keyboard macro utility that manages all your frequently used text phrases from a taskbar icon and allows you to paste them into any application with a single mouse click, a keyboard shortcut, or a text macro command. The program is ideal for email reply templates, signatures, addresses and any other information that you find yourself typing repeatedly.

PhraseExpress also includes powerful macro functions to launch programs, files or email messages, offers support for dynamic macro commands and comes with a unique text-prediction feature.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "Portable Edition" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch phraseexpress.exe -portable.
Similar/alternative apps: Texter
What's new? See:
http://www.phraseexpress.com/docs13/09/changelog.php#client
Latest comments
bartelsmedia on 2015-07-29 10:16

It would be great if you would vote for our other new related software Mouse Recorder, announced at http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2726

AndTheWolf on 2017-01-10 18:00

Most recent version is 12.0.124

Ennovy on 2017-01-10 18:30

@AndTheWolf: Thanks. The version history however is not updated

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MDB Viewer Plus v2.57 Updated

billon on 2 May 2018
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 May 2018
  • Suggested by J-P-W

MDB Viewer Plus is a tabbed viewer/editor for Microsoft Access MDB and ACCDB database files. It provides a quick and easy way to create, view, edit and search/query MDB/ACCDB files without having Microsoft Access installed. It is not a full database development solution but allows you to view/edit MDB/ACCDB files without an Access license.

Imports and exports to a variety of formats.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Requires Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) to run (available by default on Windows 98SE and above).
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MDBPlus.exe.
What's new? See:
http://www.alexnolan.net/news/
Latest comments
megaribi on 2006-09-07 12:24

MDAC is not by default installed in Win95 and Win98

webfork on 2011-04-12 19:07

Worked like a charm with an Access database. Saved me plenty of time trying to get the info through some other import tool.

lautrepay on 2012-03-13 01:12

@NickR: Updated. Thanks!

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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.

AlwaysMouseWheel v4.04 Updated

billon on 2 May 2018
  • 59KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 May 2018
  • Suggested by lautrepay

AlwaysMouseWheel allows you to scroll (via mouse wheel) any window under the mouse, even if that window is not in the foreground. This is especially useful when referencing multiple windows without losing focus on the primary window (e.g. taking notes).

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 AlwaysMouseWheel_p.exe or AlwaysMouseWheel_x64_p.exe (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: WizMouse, DesktopOK
What's new?
  • Code signing certificate.
  • Update of the language files.
  • Small corrections.
Latest comments
shnbwmn on 2016-01-21 21:45

Win 10 now includes this by default, for people who have upgraded and still thought they had to use this app :)

Midas on 2017-10-27 10:17

It should be noted that DesktopOK (see https://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=1692) also includes similar functionality...

webfork on 2017-10-29 22:11

@Midas: agreed, added to the "similar" apps

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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.

Image Uploader v1.3.2.4559 Updated

billon on 30 Apr 2018
  • 22MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by guinness

Image Uploader is a feature-rich tool for file upload (images and otherwise), link shortening, screen capture / annotation and extracting video frames. The program enables the quick upload of various files to many different hosting services without using their respective website interface via drag-and-drop, clipboard uploads, or those taken from the included screenshot tool.

Screenshots can be annotated on the screen while highlighted and the program can do full screen, active window, freehand, selected, area etc. as well as extract frames from video files. Includes batch uploads, hotkeys, watermarks, image text and more.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Apache License 2.0
How to extract: Download the "portable" 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Image Uploader.exe.

Note that context menu options are not portable.
Similar/alternative apps: MyImgur
What's new? See:
https://github.com/zenden2k/image-uploader/blob/1.3.2/changelog.txt
Latest comments
TP109 on 2016-03-20 17:42

A keeper. Very lightweight with many useful features.

webfork on 2016-05-03 21:30

Although it's an image uploader with a lot of capability, I was actually most impressed by the included screen capture system. The super easy annotation and batch uploads may completely change how I do screen captures.

smaragdus on 2016-11-22 05:48

@billon
What a bad news! Where did you get these rumours from? I hope the rumours are not true.

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DSynchronize v2.36.31 Updated

billon on 7 May 2018
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 May 2018
  • Suggested by milentechie

DSynchronize lets you copy, move, or synchronize folders on your computer or over a network. The program can sync in both directions, making both folders up-to-date with the latest data, do realtime sync where any changes copied to destination and even verify it's transfers. The program can schedule operations, add timestamps to the destination folder and keep multiple backups (iterations).

If in use, the program can even eject a USB device when an operation is complete.

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: MSVBVM60.DLL
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DSynchronize.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: FolderSync, Zback
What's new? See:
http://www.softpedia.com/progChangelog/DSynchronize-Changelog-34408.html
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-05-21 02:18

Latest version of DSynchronize (2.30.9) fails to run on my system (Windows 8.1 x64)- it opens and exits almost immediately. This never happened with any version prior to 2.30.9. I contacted the developer but haven't got any response so far. If he had responded I would have provided him with the dump files.

webfork on 2015-05-23 01:58

Thanks for trying. Dsyncronize has been a reliable program and the developer has been fairly active over the years. I hope he gets back to you.

Hugh0202 on 2018-05-02 14:37

Maybe I misunderstood "synchronize"? If I have a and a , I want the destination folder/tree to mirror the source. This doesn't do that.
I thought I'd use this to maintain a second copy of my digital music collection, but when I did a bunch of tagging and renaming, and use this, the destination files were not renamed. I don't expect a utility to detect if the content has changed -- I just wanted (and want going forward) my "backup" to be exactly like the original -- with extra files and folders gone, and new ones copied. This requires a "utility" because much of the change to the source involves cleaning up filenames, so drag-n-drop produces two (or more) "copies" of the same songs in the backup.

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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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FontViewOK v4.71 Updated

billon on 30 Apr 2018
  • 185KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by lautrepay

FontViewOK creates a quick visual overview on all fonts installed or from a folder. Includes printing with print preview function, a list of all fonts from a specific folder, dual font preview for quick comparisons of fonts, as well as ability to modify size, style and color.

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 "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch one of the following:

  • FontView_Portable.exe (ANSI)
  • FontView_Portable_Unicode.exe (Unicode)
  • FontViewOK_Portable_x64.exe (x64)
Win2K and above will want to use Unicode unless you have a 64-bit operating system.
What's new?
  • Code signing certificate.
  • Update of the language files.
  • Small corrections.
Latest comments
lautrepay on 2012-03-26 16:37

@shodan816: Settings are saved to FontViewOK.ini in the app folder. The ini file is automatically created after the first launch. Perhaps the folder where you've installed the app is read-only...

shodan816 on 2012-07-08 18:26

lautrepay: I am very familiar with INI files. What I am saying is that this app does not store the window position you set in the INI file. No matter what you change the windows size to, it will always open in a preset size next time.

__philippe on 2013-08-03 16:26

Above stubborn "preset window size" bug (feature?) still crawling as of v3.75

__philippe

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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
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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

CDex Portable v2.02 Updated

billon on 29 Apr 2018
  • 36MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by Alan G Oleski

CDex converts your CD collection into a variety of popular formats and supports advanced jitter correction, volume normalization, CD database lookup (CDDB), cdparanoia tools, ID3 V1 and V2 tags, playlists (M3U and PLS) and recording from an analog input line.

Formats supported include MP3, AAC, WMA, FLAC, OGG, WAV, MP2, Musepack, APE, VQF and more.

CDex Portable is a wrapper program for portability. Alternatively, X-CDex is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPLv3
How to extract: Download CDExPortable_x.xx_online.paf.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.

Note: It's online installer requires internet connection and the non-portable version may be considered adware.
Similar/alternative apps: fre:ac, AudioGrabber
What's new? See:
http://cdex.mu/download
Latest comments
romulous on 2015-05-28 10:07

@smaragdus: You will note that the SourceForge page is now listed as being owned by 'sf-editor1'. That is one of the SourceForge staff accounts. What that means for CDex is detailed here in this Ars article:
http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/05/sourceforge-grabs-gimp-for-windows-account-wraps-installer-in-bundle-pushing-adware/

tl;dr: SourceForge decided that the project page was abandoned, took it over and bundled the installer with ads, as they have done for a number of other well known projects.

AndTheWolf on 2016-06-18 16:26

The link on this page still points to CDExPortable_1.7.8.paf.exe, not to version 1.8.1. PortableApps.com has the updated link.

webfork on 2016-06-18 17:33

@AndTheWolf: Good catch - I'm just using the PA home for both the website and download links.

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CopyQ v3.4.0 Updated

billon on 29 Apr 2018
  • 38MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by Midas

CopyQ is a powerful clipboard manager that can handle text, HTML and images. It supports customizable global commands, quick browsing and pasting (including paste as plain text), always on top, tray control, themes, advanced command-line interface and scripting. Items can be organized into tabs. Tabs can be renamed, re-arranged (via drag&drop) and icons can be assigned to tabs. Notes and tags can also be added to items. Other features include global search (case sensitive, regular expressions), preview, transparency, notifications, backup, export, import, logging and more.

CopyQ is cross-platform program, available for Windows, Linux and MacOS.

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 ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch copyq.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: ArsClip, ClipAngel, CLCL, Clibor, Clipdiary, Ditto
What's new? See:
https://github.com/hluk/CopyQ/blob/master/CHANGES
Latest comments
Midas on 2017-10-21 16:43

Thanks for reporting, pamu.

Hegel on 2018-03-17 18:29

I've been using CopyQ for some time now - thoroughly recommend it. A great tool.

MIKLO on 2018-03-23 13:12

Very helpful and easy to use software.... ima like :)

MIKLO

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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

Pixia v6.03w Updated

billon on 5 May 2018
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 May 2018
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Pixia is a powerful raster graphics editor with a unique user interface. It includes various photo filters, brushes, layers, text and broad file format support. Note that the program has a fairly unique interface so, when learning Pixia, it's easier to discard everything you know about other editors like Photoshop or Paintshop and start from scratch with the tutorials and help files.

64-bit version compatible only with Win8+.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and install to the default folder
  2. Optionally, download and install help files and additional filters
  3. Copy all files to a folder of your choice
  4. Uninstall the program
  5. Launch pixia.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Artweaver Free
What's new? See:
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/mighty/knight/history.html

Note: Pixia 64 bit is at ver. 6.04s.
Latest comments
webfork on 2013-02-10 20:55

Checker: a portable version of Paint.net is available, but untested and not something I would use: http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=61988#p61988

Fixitman on 2013-11-01 23:15

Webfork is correct, there is a portable version. Worked fine for me on XP. I also like the knockoff of it called Pinta available for Linux. It's not full-featured yet, but it certainly works.
Off-topicP If you really want portable, put your favorite version of Linux including whatever programs you want on a USB stick and you've got an entire portable OS!

AndTheWolf on 2013-11-13 17:48

Download link still pointing to Pixia 6.00G rather than to 6.00H and gets a "not found" error.

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PrivaZer v3.0.46.0 Updated

billon on 28 Apr 2018
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by lautrepay

PrivaZer is a cleaning tool that scans and cleans your computers and storage devices, including external disks, USB flash drives, iPods, SD cards or network drives. It safeguards your privacy by removing unwanted traces of internet activities, software usage, USB history, registry and files.

Includes an available secure delete function that overwrites files to prevent recovery.

WARNING: some users have reported problems that cause system stability issues. Recommend backing up data before use.

Category:
System Requirements: 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 "portable version" PrivaZer.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: CCleaner, BleachBit
What's new? See:
https://privazer.com/download.php#tab-changelog
Latest comments
webfork on 2017-11-21 03:45

@FileHandler As the disclaimer on the entry notes, you're not the first person to have problems with this. If we keep getting issues like this, I'll recommend we take it offline. I don't want to recommend something that doesn't work right.

hamasaki on 2018-02-03 02:23

I had similar issues, so never used it again. I had to reinstall a backup to fix most things.

Midas on 2018-02-03 22:01

As with all registry cleaning utilities, user discretion is utterly advisable. I use it on occasion and have never had such issues. Until proven that the issues reported are particular to Privazer, I would like for it not to be taken offline.

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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.
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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
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__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.
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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
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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
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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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Slimjet v18.0.5.0 Updated

billon on 27 Apr 2018
  • 173MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by donald

Slimjet is a web browser based on the Google Chrome engine with additional features and customizations. The program includes integrated ad-blocking, video downloader, customizable toolbar, form filler, photo upload enhance/shrink, translation, address aliases, flexible new tab controls and more.

Slimjet includes Facebook integration and is compatible with Google account import history/bookmarks. The program claims compatibility with almost all plugins and extensions from the Chrome web store.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\FlashPeak\Slimjet registry key is left behind
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware (free for both personal and commercial use)
How to extract: Download the portable self-extracting 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch slimjet.exe.

Version for XP/Vista.
Similar/alternative apps: Chromium Portable, Google Chrome, Opera, SRWare Iron, Vivaldi
What's new? See:
https://www.slimjet.com/en/whatisnew.php
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zorro on 2017-09-02 09:20

The portable Slimjet-Version (x64) creates 3 main registry-entries:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\FlashPeak
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Slimjet
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google
...but although these entries contain quiet some stuff, it's safe to remove them. I wrote a small batch:
@echo off
start /wait "" "slimjet.exe"
REG DELETE "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\FlashPeak" /f
REG DELETE "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Slimjet" /f
REG DELETE "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google" /f
exit
...and compiled it with the Bat-to-Exe-Converter. Voilà, a completely stealth, fast, reliable x64-Browser!

PAFuser on 2017-12-18 15:26

17.0 no longer on website, in download or "what's new".

PAFuser on 2017-12-19 13:40

17.0.1 Beta is now in Download section of web site.

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ThisIsMyFile v2.24 Updated

billon on 26 Apr 2018
  • 200KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by billon

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

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file and name it ThisIsMyFile.ini
  3. Launch ThisIsMyFile.exe or ThisIsMyFile_x64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
Similar/alternative apps: Unlocker, FileASSASSIN
What's new?
  • Small improvements and adjustments for x64 OS.
  • Upgrade of the language files.
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2018-01-20 12:03

Could not "unlock" or delete 3 files I tried :(
MIKLO

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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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