Latest entries (500)

Universal USB Installer v1.9.7.9 Updated

billon on 28 Sep 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Sep 2017
  • 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?
  • Update to support PureOS, CentOS Installer and Ubuntu Mini (Netboot Installer).
  • Fix various broken Debian, Lubuntu and Xubuntu 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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Caffeine v1.64 Updated

billon on 26 Sep 2017

Caffeine prevents an automatic screensaver or going into standby/sleep/hibernate, useful for presentations or playing video. It works by simulating a keypress once every 59 seconds, so your PC thinks you're still working at the keyboard. Double-clicking the program icon "empties" the coffee pot and temporarily disables the program, while doing this a second time re-enables it.

Other command-line arguments for more functions are present on the web site.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch caffeine.exe.
What's new?
  • Option for old icons added, 'cos not everyone likes the new ones.
Latest comments
triode on 2014-05-01 14:52

@Napiophelios: Likely won't work for WoW or any other network game produced after about 1999, because they look for game activity (positions and actions and other more clever things) for determining idle players, which has nothing to do with your computer sleeping or screensaving. Pressing F15 (which is what I assume this program does once per 59 seconds) has nothing to do with gameplay so it won't reset any idle timer on the server side.

smaragdus on 2016-02-07 11:57

Caffeine 1.61 has been released, changes in the latest version:
v1.61 - 10th October 15
Fixed bug with app not going active/inactive correctly when a timed period elapsed

Checker on 2016-02-07 21:14

@smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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SysExporter v1.76 Updated

billon on 26 Sep 2017
  • 76KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Sep 2017
  • Suggested by AlephX

SysExporter allows you to grab data from most static windows that appear on your computer. This is useful for getting error data, instructions and more from system messages that you would ordinarily have to type out or screen capture. This versatile tool can grab standard list-views, tree-views, list boxes, combo boxes, text-boxes, labels and Web Browser/HTML controls from almost any application running on your system.

The program can export its data to a text, HTML or XML file.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application Folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch sysexp.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: GetWindowText
What's new?
  • When the 'Add Column Headers To Tab-Delimited File' option is turned on, the header is now also added to comma-delimited files.
Latest comments
ilikeyourprograms on 2009-01-31 16:12

is there a way for this program to read an Outlook (not outlook express) address book listbox of type OUTEXVLB? I do not get anything at the bottom of the screen. I have tried it with around 200,000 items and with about 800 items and nothing shows up. Is it because this program does not support this particular listbox/window???

Thanks for the great tool!

Cornflower on 2009-02-05 07:36

v1.50 now has a drag and drop button taht you drop on the window you want to see the text from. It makes this very valuable the tool so much easier and intuitive to use. An excellent upgrade, imo.

Unfortunately, it still does not seem to handle Outexvlb type listboxes.

Webfork on 2009-11-06 18:42

*Extremely* important tool for software testers. Getting lengthy error messages out of static windows is critical to helping developers understand what went wrong. If you want to help any of the makers of software on this or other sites, start with SysExporter.

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RedNotebook v2.3 Updated

billon on 25 Sep 2017
  • 100MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Sep 2017
  • Suggested by Hydaral

RedNotebook is a modern journal that includes a calendar navigation, customizable templates, export functionality and a "cloud" box containing frequently used words and tags. The program also includes spell check, formatting, insert images, files and links, automatic backup, templates, export to multiple formats. You can also format, tag and search your entries. Your data is stored in plain text files - no database needed.

Cross-platform and available in more than 30 languages. Alternatively, RedNotebook Portable is stealth, smaller, re-opens your last journal and has faster startup times. X-RedNotebook is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Creates:
%userprofile%\webkit\icondatabase\WebpageIcons.db
%userprofile%\.recently-used.xbel
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Move the contents of {app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Open \files\default.cfg with a text editor and change "portable=0" to "portable=1"
  4. Launch rednotebook.exe

Problems? This process requires an up-to-date component (Innounp 0.36 or above) for Universal Extractor. If you have difficulty extracting the files, follow the steps below and retry:

  1. Download the latest version of Innounp
  2. Extract the RAR package to the \bin folder of Universal Extractor, overwriting the existing innounp.exe
What's new? See:
https://github.com/jendrikseipp/rednotebook/blob/master/CHANGELOG
Latest comments
Checker on 2012-11-06 17:51

Uups, sorry.
Changed back to v1.5.0

smaragdus on 2017-06-11 06:08

I cannot find RedNotebook version 2.0 for Windows (as of 2017-06-11):
https://sourceforge.net/projects/rednotebook/files/
it seems that currently it is available for Linux only.
The latest version available for Windows is 1.15.

ashghost on 2017-09-09 01:36

@smaragdus: Version 2.2 was recently released for Windows according to changelog here: https://github.com/jendrikseipp/rednotebook/blob/master/CHANGELOG

The project seems to have moved to GitHub. Downloads (Windows .exe and source archives) are here: https://github.com/jendrikseipp/rednotebook/releases. The link to Windows versions on the website now links to there.

I have not tested it for portability.

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MyLastSearch v1.65 Updated

billon on 25 Sep 2017
  • 95KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Sep 2017
  • Suggested by ClausValca

MyLastSearch scans the cache and history files of your Web browsers and locates all search queries that you made with the most popular search engines (Google, Yahoo and others) and with popular social networking sites (Twitter, Facebook etc.). The search queries that you made are displayed in a table with the following columns: Search Text, Search Engine, Search Time, Search Type (General, Video, Images), Web Browser and the search URL.

The program is useful for tracking your interests over time, finding terms used during research, or tracking progress.

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 MyLastSearch.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: BrowsingHistoryView
What's new?
  • Added support for Yandex and DuckDuckGo search engines.

NetworkCountersWatch v1.00 New

billon on 26 Sep 2017
  • 109KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Sep 2017
  • Suggested by billon

NetworkCountersWatch displays system counters for every network interface on your system, which includes the numbers of incoming/outgoing bytes, incoming/outgoing and broadcast packets and more. You can also initialize all counters to zero at any time in order to watch the network counters for specific event. It also calculates and displays the current download and upload speed on your network interface.

Category:
System Requirements: 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 NetworkCountersWatch.exe.

BulkFileChanger v1.51 Updated

billon on 22 Sep 2017
  • 110KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Sep 2017
  • Suggested by guinness

BulkFileChanger allows you to gather a list of files via drag-and-drop, explorer, or wild card searches. Users can then execute a command, change properties (time/date/hidden/read-only etc.), export file list, or copy/move files to another location.

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 BulkFileChanger.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Fill Date/Time From File' button to the 'Change file time / attributes' window. When you click it, you can choose a file and then the current date/time of this file will be copied to the date/time fields of the 'Change file time / attributes' window.
Latest comments
Fredrik Lonn on 2010-10-18 20:54

Good simple program that can bulk shift time + or - for video files for example that has been taken in a different timezone without changing the camera time before the shots.

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Ubiquitous Player v2017 September 21 Updated

billon on 21 Sep 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Sep 2017
  • Suggested by joby_toss

Ubiquitous Player includes a wide variety of programs in a single window. Includes a music player, web browser, image viewer, text editor, file manager, games, calculator and many more.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Free for non-commercial use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch UbiquitousPlayer.exe.
What's new?
  • Improvements to file manager, search, image viewer, notes, hotkeys.
  • Updated plugins.
  • Bug fixes.
Latest comments
Checker on 2015-03-30 18:24

By the author of Ubiquitous Player:

I've decided to stop updating this program. In 3 years I received exactly zero feedback on it, so I guess no one really uses it.

Thanks.

shnbwmn on 2016-05-17 21:37

So ... is this program being actively developed again now?

MIKLO on 2016-08-23 14:32

WOW this is still being updated I'm surprised but anytime someone is willing to improve their software 4me its a good thing. I used this some time back it does a lot of things but to me is just way to busy although it did work well when I used. :)
MIKLO

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TcpLogView v1.30 Updated

billon on 21 Sep 2017
  • 97KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Sep 2017
  • Suggested by Checker

TcpLogView monitors the opened TCP connections on your system and adds a new log line every time that a TCP connection is opened or closed. For every log line, the following information is displayed: Even Time, Event Type (Open, Close, Listen), Local Address, Remote Address, Remote Host Name, Local Port, Remote Port, Process ID, Process Name and the country information of the Remote IP (Requires to download IP.

In order to get country information of the remote IP address ('Remote IP Country' column), download one of the following resources and put in the same folder as TcpLogView.exe:

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights on Vista+
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TcpLogView.exe.
What's new?
  • The 'Remote Host Name' is now also displayed for IPv6 addresses.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2013-07-07 14:20

Both Nirsoft's TCPLogView and Sysinternals' TCPview offer about the same set of functionalities.

However, the alternative Sysinternals' TCPview might have a slight edge in its skilled use of color background for highlighting DYNAMIC TCP connections activities:

It feels nimbler at popping up a log line (on a green background) for each transient new active connections and at briefly flashing an existing log line (on red background) before its connection is torn down.

http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=86.

__philippe

__philippe on 2015-03-19 23:11

TCPLogView Version 1.15 released 19-MAR-2105:

Added 'Write To Log File' option. When it's turned on, all log lines are automatically written to TcpLogView.csv located in the same folder of TcpLogView.exe

Checker on 2015-03-20 00:09

@__philippe: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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BatteryCat v1.5 Updated

__philippe on 20 Sep 2017
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by joby_toss

BatteryCat is able to display all relevant information about the battery of your laptop and has one outstanding feature: you can save the current health state of the laptop's battery and thus monitor the long term development (degradation) of the battery.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPLv2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch start_batterycat.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: BatteryInfoView
What's new? See:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/batterycat/files/windows_portable/

Color Warlock v2.3.6 build 2 Updated

billon on 19 Sep 2017
  • 422KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Sep 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

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

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

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

Honeyview v5.25 Updated

billon on 19 Sep 2017
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Sep 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Honeyview is a fast image viewer supporting compressed image files often used for comics/manga/photos. Enables slideshow views with repeat, randomize, transitions, filters, interpolation, rotation and zoom options. Unlike many graphics programs, Honeyview can show all images from an entire directory tree and not just one folder.

Functional on 64-bit and supports most common image types including BMP, JPG, GIF/Animated GIF, TIFF, PNG, TGA, PSD, JPEG 2000 (JP2, J2K), JPEG XR/HD Photo (WDP, HDP), DNG. Supported Archive Formats include ZIP/CBZ, RAR/CBR, LZH/LHA, TAR, 7Z, HV3, ALZ and EGG.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Honeyview32.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: CDisplayEx
What's new?
  • New: Option for WebP/PSD preview in Explorer.
Latest comments
Userfriendly on 2015-02-17 13:52

Honeyview also has 64-bit executable and plugins available in the installer version. Extract with 7zip.

smaragdus on 2015-07-24 10:46

HoneyView 5.12 (Build 4603) has been released.

ripu on 2015-07-25 10:43

It's the best image viewer I've ever used. Awesome UI and hotkeys, fast; everything I wanted in an image viewer. Near perfect.

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EncryptedRegView v1.03 Updated

billon on 18 Sep 2017
  • 136KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Sep 2017
  • Suggested by billon

EncryptedRegView scans the Registry of your current running system or the Registry of external hard drive you choose and searches for data encrypted with DPAPI (Data Protection API). When it finds encrypted data in the Registry, it tries to decrypt it. With this tool, you may find passwords and other secret data stored in the Registry by Microsoft as well as by third-party products.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch EncryptedRegView.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed another bug of skipping Registry keys when scanning files on external drive.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-03-05 22:19

EncryptedRegView v1.01 downloads attempts from TPFC bomb with a "Forbidden" error message.

See error message details here :
https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=85692#p85692

However, downloading straight from Nirsoft site works fine :
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/encrypted_registry_view.html

__philippe on 2017-03-06 10:35

Download snag from TPFC temporarily circumvented by pointing instead
to EncryptedRegView developer's page.

Thanks, Andrew...;-)

MIKLO on 2017-06-25 14:59

Link worked for me fine, another great program from Nirsoft keep EM coming :)

MIKLO

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Bandizip 6.10 Updated

billon on 18 Sep 2017
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Sep 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Bandizip is an archive tool that supports a customizable interface, the searching of archives by file name, file splitting, password protection, self-extracting archives and varying levels of compression. It supports the creation and extraction of most common compression formats, as well as modern formats ZIPX and 7Z.

The program's "High Speed Archiving" function will allow you to compress or bypass the files its own algorithm on multimedia files (AVI, WMV, MP3...) or archive files (ZIP, RAR, 7Z...) that won't benefit from additional compression. This can increase archiving speed dramatically. Extract formats supported include 7Z, ZIPX, RAR, ALZ, EGG, TAR, BH, LZH, BZ2, ISO, CAB, WIM, XZ, ARJ, ZIP, Z and more.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP "Portable" package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Bandizip32.exe or Bandizip64.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: 7-zip, PeaZip
What's new? Fixed:
  • Can't extract particular type of encrypted RAR5 format.
  • Crashes when extracting certain type of LZH format.
  • Several minor bugs.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-03-28 13:07

Bandizip v6.0 Changelog :

- New Command-line command ;-)
- New Console program ;-)
- Does not support XP anymore...:-(

Jeez...another finely evolving, well-crafted tool going down the drain...:-(

Last XP-aware package (released 23-DEC-2016)
https://dl.bandisoft.com/bandizip.old/BANDIZIP-PORTABLE-EN-v5.17.ZIP

see further: https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=86028#p86028

smaragdus on 2017-03-29 04:55

To disable 'Start Screen' go to "Settings"-"Advanced" and uncheck "Show 'Start Screen' when Bandizip starts".
To revert to the old tool-bar go to "View"-"Toolbar" and select "Old".

__philippe on 2017-09-06 14:30

Ultimate XP-aware portable package:
BANDIZIP-PORTABLE-EN-v5.19.ZIP (Bandizip32.exe link date 25-JUN-2017)

Download: https://www.bandisoft.com/bandizip/dl.php?xp_portable

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Clavier+ v10.8.1 Updated

billon on 17 Sep 2017
  • 143KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Sep 2017
  • Suggested by rw14c

Clavier allows you to create global keyboard shortcuts for launching programs/websites, opening folders, inserting text strings etc. Shortcuts can be set using almost any key combination, including the Windows key. Useful for frequently used sites/programs as well as unique foreign-language characters (e.g. Æ, Ç etc.).

Clavier supports relative paths for maximum portability.

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPLv3
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Clavier.exe.
What's new?
  • Polish translation.
Latest comments
fred65 on 2006-10-08 06:42

Just tried this, sounds good. I'm currently using ActiveKeys, which I have been using to replace WinKey...

Unfortunately, Clavier uses 2mb of RAM straight up, whereas AK only uses just over 600kb...

If memory can be reduced, then I will use it no worries. But at least it's free and portable!

ace on 2007-05-27 08:27

small and nice kayboard macros

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Greenshot v1.2.10.6

billon on 14 Sep 2017
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Sep 2017
  • Suggested by david

Greenshot is a lightweight screenshot software tool focused on speed, basic annotation and ease of export. The program includes an image editor, ability to output to file, printer, clipboard, e-mail, Office programs, as well as upload to photo sites like Imgur, Flickr, Photobucket, Picasa or others. Includes a variety of customizations, scrolling (full page captures), auto crop, ability to use external editors and more.

Functional in 64-bit. A PortableApps-formatted version distributed by the author is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET v3.5 or above
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPLv2
How to extract: Download the "NO-INSTALLER" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete unnecessary language and help files. Launch Greenshot.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PicPick, LightScreen, ShareX
What's new? See:
https://github.com/greenshot/greenshot/releases/
Latest comments
Peter202 on 2016-05-06 08:15

@webfork Yes, but it gives only one url of the image to copy. I have used another Imgur uploader, which stopped working, but it gave different type of url's to use, like: for forums, for html sites, with small and large thumbnails.

webfork on 2016-05-06 20:18

@Peter202: Greenshot goes really lightweight and minimalist by design so that's not present but you might goto the home page and click 'suggest a feature'

gbrao on 2016-12-20 10:58

I just started using Greenshot. With Win 7 x64.

I just cannot set Settings->General->Update_check_interval to 0. Any other value works.

Nice program otherwise.

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QTranslate v6.4.0 Updated

billon on 15 Sep 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Sep 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

QTranslate is a front-end for various translation websites. Open the main window to enter or paste text or simply select text and press a hotkey for a popup translation window. The program also has the ability to search in offline XDXF dictionaries, speech recognition, text to speech synthesis, image text recognition, spell checking, virtual keyboard, search the web and more.

Supported translation services are Google Translate, Bing Translator, Promt, Babylon, SDL FreeTranslation.com, Yandex.Translate, youdao, Baidu and Naver; dictionaries: ABBYY Lingvo Live, Babylon Dictionary, Definr, Google, ImTranslator, Multitran, Oxford Learner Dictionary, Reverso, Urban Dictionary, Wikipedia and WordReference.

Although the hotkeys can be modified, the following are available by default:

  • Show the translation window: CTRL+Q (press CTRL twice for the main window)
  • Speak text: Ctrl+E
  • Perform a web search: Ctrl+W

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

Optionally, delete unnecessary locales.
What's new?
  • New:
    • Microsoft translation API;
    • High-DPI support in Windows XP / Vista / 7;
    • Khmer, Telugu languages;
    • Hebrew, Vietnamese localizations;
    • Arabic, Bulgarian and Croatian OCR languages;
    • F11 turns on/off main/dictionary window full-screen mode.
  • Improved: Translation history is auto-saved every 3 minutes.
  • Fixed:
    • Youdao service;
    • Czech OCR language;
    • Urban Dictionary;
    • "Click on system icon switches mouse mode" option doesn't work in "Enabled for these programs" mode.
  • Updated: RichEdit control from RichEdit20W to RichEdit50W.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-03-13 10:50

And yet, QTranslate v6.3.1.zip portable downloads without a hitch.

That'll teach you even thinking about using an installer...;-)

smaragdus on 2017-03-13 12:53

@__philippe
I never ever thought of using the installer, I was just testing the download link- the problem with the installer download doesn't appear for the first time. However both primary download links (installer & archive) work fine now.
Thanks to the developer for maintaining and improving the program and for not ruining the interface (so far) like many other freeware developers did recently.

__philippe on 2017-03-13 13:34

@smaragdus

Just teasing, of course...;-)

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SharpControl v1.1

billon on 13 Sep 2017
  • 784KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Jan 2003
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

SharpControl sharpens images using an algorithm that is different from most mainstream graphics applications. It reads and writes JPEG and uncompressed TIFF files. It also allows batch processing of images.

Note: official website has gone offline - linking to softpedia download.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Partial
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to any folder of your choice. Launch SharpControl.exe.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-09-13 15:16

SharpControl v1.1

Risen from the tomb after many years in "Private" limbo...;-)

Amazingly good utility for tweaking assorted sharpening parameters values
(Radius | Intensity | Control | Edge) with instant preview feedback.

Let you save successive experimental parameters iterations for ulterior image evaluation.

Oldie but goodie...;-)

see also https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=87878#p87878

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FastStone Image Viewer v6.4

billon on 13 Sep 2017
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Sep 2017
  • 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 internal Video Player and Scan Tool.
  • Used:
    • Q as the shortcut key to tag/untag files;
    • Ctrl+Shift+D as the shortcut key to turn on/off preview on secondary monitor.
  • When Startup Folder is set to System Default, you will have an option to auto-clear history of visited folders.
  • Other minor improvements and bug fixes.
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2016-05-21 13:31

@Bruce: Thank you and updated

MIKLO on 2016-05-22 13:38

I have been using FastStoned for several years and I really like it very much. It does everything I want almost intuitively, I have used other capture programs in the past but none compare to FastStoned.I use just about every day either resizing or cropping a pic so I'm glad it’s always here 4me.
MIKLO

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!

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Process Monitor v3.40

billon on 12 Sep 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Sep 2017
  • Suggested by ClausValca

Process Monitor displays both file system and registry activities in real-time, combining the features of FileMon and RegMon. Additional features includes live changes (autoscroll), non-destructive filtering, comprehensive event properties such session IDs and user names, reliable process information, full thread stacks with integrated symbol support for each operation, file logging etc.

Alternatively, Process Monitor Portable is also available, which is stealth.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Windows registry
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete Eula.txt. Launch Procmon.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Moo0 File Monitor
What's new?
  • Included a /runtime switch for terminating monitoring after a specified amount of time.
  • When in hexadecimal mode shows process tree process IDs in hexadecimal.
  • Fixed a bug in automated boot log conversion.
Latest comments
Checker on 2015-05-27 19:06

@ __philippe: Thanks ... and updated ;)

__philippe on 2016-07-29 13:17

Annoyingly, SysInternals' powers-that-be no longer deem worth their while to provide a changelog of their recent releases.

Current cases in point: ProcessMonitor v3.30, AutoRuns v13.62,

Sloppy version control management, if you ask me...:-(

On a positive point, they resumed adjusting correctly the internal PE tags version numbering of their updated utilities, which proved rather baffling for a while

(see smaragdus' related post:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=82073#p82073

Regrettably, some of SysInternals' recently updated tools now fail to run under WinXP......:-(
(e.g. Procmon v3.30 fails under winXP, despite the "Process Monitor runs on Windows XP SP2"
plain statement found in the Procmon.chm HTML help file)

Cases in point:
ProcessMonitor fails as of v3.30 (blue screen crash, last XP working version v3.20)
SigCheck fails as of v2.40 (last XP working version v2.30)

MIKLO on 2016-08-29 18:10

@ __philippe do you know is there gonna be any effort made to correct this? I'm kinda surprised cuz I have always thought of SysInternals as being a first rate top notch entity, but they are not showing that in this case.Even if the changelogs are only interesting or necessary to a few people in my opinion that reason enough to continue with accurate data.
MIKLO

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RegScanner v2.25

billon on 12 Sep 2017
  • 92KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Sep 2017
  • Suggested by FlightGeek

RegScanner scans the Windows registry for values that match a specific search criteria and displays them in one single list for editing and viewing. No longer do you have to press F3 indefinitely to locate the right value. The list can also be exported into a .REG file that can be used in RegEdit.

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 (ANSI/Unicode) package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch RegScanner.exe.
What's new?
  • Added option to scan the Registry from command-line and export the result to csv/tab-delimited/html file.
Latest comments
webfork on 2014-08-26 01:34

I've been using this program for so long I didn't realize how dependent on it I'd become. I had to use the default registry program that comes with Windows and found it very cumbersome. If you work with the registry, you probably need this.

smaragdus on 2014-09-11 14:35

RegScanner 2.05 released.

webfork on 2014-12-07 05:03

Great program. Use this all the time to track down specific registry entries.

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Sigil Portable v0.9.8 Rev 2

billon on 12 Sep 2017
  • 140MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Sep 2017
  • Suggested by ChemZ

Sigil is a tabbed editor for the EPUB format commonly used in eBooks. The program includes basic formatting, customizable fonts and styles, hotkeys and spellcheck. You can generate a table of contents, embed files (audio, video, or other), edit/add metadata, rearrange or split pages, add vector (SVG) images and available "clips" for frequently entered text.

As the format is based on simple HTML, the program includes a WYSIWYG-style book vs. code view, the ability to modify cascading style sheets and additional functionality via plugins. The program can even shrink some eBooks by discarding unused media elements.

Cross-platform with clients for Linux and OS X, and supports 24 languages. Sigil Portable is a wrapper version of the program and X-Sigil is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch SigilPortable.exe.

Optionally, the user guide is available as a separate download.
Similar/alternative apps: KompoZer
What's new? See:
https://github.com/Sigil-Ebook/Sigil/releases

Large Text File Viewer v5.2u

billon on 12 Sep 2017
  • 690KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Jun 2009
  • Suggested by dasfx

Large Text File Viewer is designed for viewing large text files. It uses little memory and is able to open very large files (> 1GB) instantly. Background file indexing makes browsing even faster. It also allows the user to perform high-speed complex text search by means of plain text or regular expression.

Note: main site offline - linking to Archive.org.

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial. The program supports UTF-16 Little-endian (UCS-2 LE) but not Unicode Big-endian and UTF-8.
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch LTFViewr5u.exe.

Optionally, delete the included JPG files, which form a tiled window background.
What's new? Fixed:
  • The program hangs while reading files with large average line length.
  • Other bugs.
Latest comments
webfork on 2014-12-07 06:13

emka: updated, thanks

shuunen on 2015-02-10 13:18

worked great on a 10 millions lines file, 185 Mb :) instantly

smaragdus on 2016-11-03 22:44

It's a pity it doesn't support "Full Screen View".

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Blender v2.79

billon on 12 Sep 2017
  • 230MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Sep 2017
  • Suggested by Danilo

Blender is a powerful, integrated 3D creation software suite with character/solids modeling, animation, rendering, rigging, shading, motion tracking and post-processing tools. It lets users create high quality 3D graphics, movies and replay real-time, interactive 3D content. Its features can be extended with a variety of plug-ins, scripts, templates and more.

Available for 64-bit and cross platform (Mac, Linux). The program has been used for a variety of functions including a variety of impressive short films.

Alternatively:

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. In the 2.7x sub-directory, create a new folder and name it config
  3. In this config folder, create an empty text file and name it startup.blend
  4. Launch blender.exe

See this thread for more information.
What's new? See:
https://www.blender.org/features/2-79/
https://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Dev:Ref/Release_Notes/2.79
Latest comments
webfork on 2012-04-28 23:06

Added a note about films because I watched that Sintel short film created with Blender, which was in some areas even better than the work Pixar and Dreamworks are putting out commercially.

Checker on 2012-10-03 18:17

Watch Blender's fourth Open Movie "Tears of Steel" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6MlUcmOul8

Checker on 2015-09-18 18:21

If you want to try: v2.76 rc-1 ( http://www.blender.org/ )

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HDHacker v1.6.5 Updated

billon on 23 Sep 2017
  • 336KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Sep 2017
  • Suggested by milentechie

HDHacker is a utility that saves, visualizes and restores the MBR (from a physical drive), the boot sector (from a logical drive) or any sector on a disk. It can be used to save and restore a particular boot manager (e.g. LILO). It can also be used to backup the MBR or boot sector so that they can be restored later if corrupted.

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch HDHacker.exe.
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2016-06-15 13:17

I'm curious who has used this and what they think.
MIKLO

joby_toss on 2016-06-15 13:37

I hope I never have to use it...

MIKLO on 2017-07-22 15:46

Well a year has gone by and no new info on this software, guess I will just have to be curious :P I do agree with @joby_toss
MIKLO

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EventLogChannelsView v1.13

billon on 11 Sep 2017
  • 131KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Sep 2017
  • Suggested by billon

EventLogChannelsView shows the list of all event log channels on your system, including the channel name, event log filename, enabled/disabled status, current number of events in the channel and more. It allows you to make some actions on multiple channels at once: enable/disable channels, set their maximum file size and clear all events stored in the channels.

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 EventLogChannelsView.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: EventLogSourcesView
What's new?
  • Added option to choose another font (name and size) to display in the main window.

MetarWeather v1.75

billon on 10 Sep 2017
  • 257KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Sep 2017
  • Suggested by guinness

MetarWeather decodes weather reports from around the world and displays them in a simple weather report table. You can export the weather report into text, HTML or XML files. MetarWeather can decode METAR-format reports from a text file, or download the latest reports.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Internet Explorer
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch mweather.exe.
What's new?
  • The properties window now allows you to view more than 3 lines for 'Sky Condition' and 'Remarks' fields.
Latest comments
TP109 on 2012-04-15 00:06

Extremely fast and lightweight. Use this more than any other weather app. Makes it easy to compare weather reports from multiple areas.

IanFromBarrie on 2017-09-10 15:51

AVG quarantined this when I installed - triggered by AVG's "behaviour shield".

webfork on 2017-09-11 04:01

@IanFromBarrie: please post about virus threats to the forums. Thanks.

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NFOPad v1.73

billon on 10 Sep 2017
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Sep 2017
  • Suggested by bobac

NFOPad is a small, fast and flexible combined text editor and NFO viewer. Modeled from Notepad, the program includes customization and an ASCII art viewer. The file extension is used to determine whether to use an ANSI or ASCII font.

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" RAR package and extract (using a program like PeaExtractor) to a folder of your choice. Optionally, delete unnecessary language files. Launch NFOPad.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: iNFekt
What's new? See:
http://truehumandesign.se/s_nfopad.php#versionhistory
Latest comments
Midas on 2012-04-15 00:00

IMHO, currently the best .nfo and .diz file viewer coupled with a pretty decent text editor; NFOPad can save its settings to the registry or in an INI file.

Midas on 2012-07-29 09:46

Site moving to http://truehumandesign.se/s_nfopad.php

shodan816 on 2012-10-02 10:48

Totally agree with Midas that this is the best .nfo / .diz viewer out there. Been using it for several years. Keep up the great work and THANKS!

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KiTTY v0.70.0.1

billon on 8 Sep 2017
  • 588KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Sep 2017
  • Suggested by rokth

KiTTY is a Telnet, SSH and Rlogin client forked from PuTTY. In addition to adding portability, it supports many new features, including session filters, automatic login, session icon, pre-defined saved command shortcuts, terminal protection feature, automatic login and ability to run commands on startup.

Interface improvements include transparency, roll-up and more.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: MIT (source code)
How to extract: Download kitty_portable.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new? See:
http://www.9bis.net/kitty/?action=news&zone=en
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-09-01 16:59

@Midas
Thanks for the nice tip.

siegfried on 2015-09-02 19:13

@Midas
Not true, Kitty (0.65.0.0 plain vanilla, md5: 4cce0b4f7670492fe06fcb9b673de8d7) + kitty.ini (with savemode=dir) It's not portable, It writes this:
c:\Users\AppData\Roaming\KiTTY\
c:\Users\Application Data\KiTTY\

Midas on 2015-11-15 20:39

@siegfried: I confirm your findings, even after adding a "configdir=" key with a relative path.

I'm not sure the program isn't portable like that, but it sure isn't stealth. In my defense, the method I mentioned was working in prior versions (see above). I posted the issue in KiTTY's forum: http://www.9bis.net/kitty/?action=forum&id=0653 ... :(

BTW, this update (and the lack of changelog thereof) is probably caused by a version and code synch with PuTTY, which was prompted by a newly found vulnerability patch:

"2015-11-07 PuTTY 0.66 released, fixing a SECURITY HOLE
PuTTY 0.66, released today, fixes a security hole in 0.65 and before: vuln-ech-overflow."
See "Latest news" at http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/.

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Boom v1.0.23

billon on 7 Sep 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Sep 2017
  • Suggested by lautrepay

Boom is a lightweight and simple audio player featuring gapless playback, ReplayGain support, a convenient structured genre/artist/album/song view of the indexed files etc. The program supports most major formats including MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, Musepack (MPC), WavPack, WAV, AIFF, MP4/M4A (requires Microsoft codecs included with Windows 7) and WMA.

Developed by the author of foobar2000, the program includes a simplified version of it's Properties dialog that provides basic tagging capabilities.

Note: When running in portable mode, Boom will index the contents of the folder it's installed in.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download Boom.exe to a folder of your choice
  2. Create two empty text files in the application folder and then give them the following names:
    • Boom.exe.localconfig.opt
    • Boom.exe.locallibrary.opt
  3. Launch Boom.exe
Similar/alternative apps: 1by1, OooPlayer
What's new?
  • Italian language now works, would fail to start up before due to a bug.
  • WAV tag manipulation bug fix.
Latest comments
User2100 on 2014-11-29 19:45

There are lighter lightweight players with more features, but this is a single executable player that doesn't seem to "cheat" by using OS decoders. It starts instantly and the interface looks very nice (truly minimalistic and not just tiny and clumped up). I'm very much missing a time slider though. That's not a small feature to leave out of a media player. It only has fast forward and reverse, which is not very useful for things like skimming trough mixes.

MIKLO on 2017-01-27 17:51

I like this player, very small footprint, fast open, thanks for a nice music player. I didn't have to do anything it went right to my music folder and was ready to go and on my computer is only 2.04 Mb in size. Works 4ME thanks again.


MIKLO

TP109 on 2017-01-28 02:48

I agree with User2100. This is a very fast launching player with a very small footprint, but the lack of a time slider is a big issue.

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XVA Assistant v0.6.2017.0904

billon on 7 Sep 2017
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Sep 2017
  • Suggested by smaragdus

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

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

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch XVA.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Qsel
What's new? See:
http://www.softpedia.com/progChangelog/XVA-Assistant-Changelog-251045.html
Latest comments
Stroport on 2017-09-09 07:41

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

__philippe on 2017-09-09 11:28

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

Belga on 2017-09-11 16:56

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

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XnConvert v1.75

billon on 11 Sep 2017
  • 38MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Sep 2017
  • Suggested by joby_toss

XnConvert is an easy, multi-platform image converter for graphic files, photos and images. It supports more than 400 file formats (jpeg, tiff, png, gif, camera raw, jpeg2000, WebP, OpenEXR, ...). You can resize, add a watermark, change contrast, brightness or gamma, apply filters and many other things.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware for private non-commercial or educational use.
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create xnconvert.ini in the same folder with the following parameters:

    [Cache]
    SavingMode=1

    [Start]
    ParamsSavingMode=1
    SavingMode=1

  3. Optionally, delete unnecessary language files
  4. Launch xnconvert.exe
What's new?
  • Many bugs fixed.
Latest comments
Zeke the Frog on 2011-06-24 19:40

I restored my win7 X64 computer to out-of-box state (pre sp1) and it still would not open the 64 bit xnconvert, so I'm guessing it needs the visual c++

Magibon on 2011-06-25 08:12

@ Zeke the Frog

Nope.. i installed Visual C++ on my system for Rainmeter.
still does not work for me.

i also tried adding the dependencies with no success.

Can't figure it out.
I just use the x32bit version.

JudyGarland on 2017-09-07 16:40

v.1.75 portable - windows xp 32 SP3 - I get the following message which is : The procedure entry point GetLogicalProcessorInformation could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll
Previous versions until 1.74 worked fine.
XnConvert does not support XP anymore?
Greetings

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IPNetInfo v1.77

billon on 7 Sep 2017
  • 88KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Sep 2017
  • Suggested by risk

IPNetInfo is a small utility that allows you to easily find all available information about an IP address: the owner of the IP address, the country/state name, IP addresses range, contact information (address, phone, fax and email) and more. This utility can be very useful for finding the origin of unsolicited mail.

Optionally, add CurrPorts to the same directory to resolve information of the remote IP address via the right-click context menu.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ipnetinfo.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed bug: The 'Resolve IP addresses' option was limited to 256 IP addresses.
Latest comments
MarkB on 2011-01-06 12:19

It makes a useful integrated duo with Nirsofts CPorts.

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/cports.html

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LastActivityView v1.30

billon on 6 Sep 2017
  • 160KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Sep 2017
  • Suggested by Checker

LastActivityView collects information from various sources on a running system and displays a log of actions made by the user and events that occurred on the machine. Events include running .exe files, any open/save dialog-boxes, opening file/folder from Explorer or other software, software installation, system shutdown/start, application or system crash, network connection/disconnection and more.

You can easily export this information into csv/tab-delimited/xml/html file or copy it to the clipboard and then paste into Excel or other software.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch LastActivityView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Quick Filter' feature (View -> Use Quick Filter or Ctrl+Q). When it's turned on, you can type a string in the text-box added under the toolbar and LastActivityView will instantly filter the actions list, showing only lines that contain the string you typed.
Latest comments
Checker on 2016-05-26 20:38

@Allen: Link tested ... works fine.

__philippe on 2017-01-18 14:32

LastActivityView v1.26

The new "Sleep" activity indicators ("Sleep/Resumed from sleep") display correctly under Win7.

Sadly, the Sleep indicators do not show at all under WinXP...:-(

MIKLO on 2017-04-20 14:14

Very nice and way useful thanks to the maker for your work on this project :).
MIKLO

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Ditto v3.21.185.0

billon on 6 Sep 2017
  • 37MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Sep 2017
  • Suggested by tmaibaum

Ditto is a feature-rich, customizable extension to the standard copy-paste mechanism. The program saves each copied item to a dynamic list, allowing access to anything copied or cut. You can save any type of information that can be put on the standard Windows clipboard and preview in before pasting.

Additionally, the program can communicate with other computers over a network to keep clipboards in sync.

Alternatively, Ditto Portable is also available in the PortableApps format.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL (donate)
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Ditto.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: ArsClip, CLCL, Clibor, Clipdiary
What's new?
  • Reworked config - removed quick paste tab - updated general page - added advanced popup for rest of settings - added regex filter config ui.
  • Forward mousewheel to description window.
  • Updated bitmap generation, uses Bicubic to resize images now, much better image quality.
  • Added command to move selection up/down that can be assigned to shortcut key.
  • Control-drag will always drag files.
  • Exclude CF_DIB if copied from excel, often causes lockups.
  • Reset scroll back to 0 when refilling list, before it could get scrolled to the right and look empty.
  • Show menu of previouse searches (ctrl-down or ctrl-shift-down or click down icon).
  • Check focused process name against group name, if they match open to that group, needs to match exactly (ex, notepad.exe), case does not matter.
  • Windows scaling fixes.
  • Fixed pasting into search bar if pasted text is larger than the displayed width.
  • Fixed crashes around bad regular expressions, added try-catch block.
  • Implimented regex filter of clips to exclude clips from getting into ditto that match a regulare expression.
  • Added option to save file contents into ditto's database so we don't need the file anymore.
  • Fixed issue with showing never delete icon when it shouldn't be shown.
  • Free up memory when saving image to file fromd drag drop.
  • Added option to prompt for friends ip/host name for who to send to.
  • Offset position at cursor so we don't show toolip.
  • Added option to replace top sticky clip.
  • Show balloon tooltip on start and on error messages.
  • When running from windows app don't try and launch elevated app.
  • Fixes for drawning html tags present in copied text, use un printable characters to highlight.
  • Updated to visual studio 2017.
  • Adjust rtf text when generating crc to handle word and outlook adding unique values to the rtf text.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-02-04 21:37

@RainrooM
I sought in "Options" and in "Quick Options" but I could not find anything about themes. Where exactly in options?

RainrooM on 2017-02-05 10:21

under Option - Quick paste. There you can change to another theme which comes with the program.
However to create your own looks/theme, you can go to the folder Ditto\Themes\ You'll find some xml files. Each of them is 1 theme. In there you can change the value and select which colars. You'll need to play a bit around till it looks they way you want it to be. Give it a new xml name and then in the Ditto program select this one as Theme as described above.

smaragdus on 2017-02-05 17:32

@RainrooM
Thank you again for the detailed information you provided! Somehow I failed to notice "Theme" menu in "Quick Paste".
Do you know whether the old themes packed with Ditto version 3.21.50.0 are compatible with Ditto version 3.21.134.0?

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RegSeeker v4.50

billon on 5 Sep 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Sep 2017
  • 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:
  • Script support. RegSeeker includes a custom script engine to perform aumtomation tasks (see script exemples in RegSeeker script folder).
  • Fully DPI aware.
  • Support UTF8 coding for language. Simply add UTF8Coding=1 in the top section of the language file.
  • Improve tablet mode support.
  • Theme support (see file themes.ini). You can add your own themes.
Improve:
  • More applications cleaning.
Fixes:
  • Several fixes and speed 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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DSynchronize v2.34.1 Updated

billon on 23 Sep 2017
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Sep 2017
  • 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
Midas on 2015-03-30 10:21

@ahmedemad: you might try Recuva, for example (http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=1139)...

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.

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PlayTime v1.5.3

billon on 4 Sep 2017
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Sep 2017
  • Suggested by Checker

PlayTime quickly calculates the total play time of a list of most any music or movie file. Features a drag-and-drop interface and can export all/selected rows to a spreadsheet (CSV). Total time is automatically calculated when you add/remove files from the list.

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 to a folder of your choice. Launch PlayTime.exe.
What's new?
  • Updated to v0.7.98.0 of MediaInfo.dll.
Latest comments
Ganamyde on 2013-05-05 09:15

Hello Skwire,

Here is a list of bugs I encountered after a couple of minutes testing it:
-It doesn't always show app icon in about child GUI, I think your better of using static control and STM instead of picture control, less embarrassing.
-Use "UseErrorLevel" when running a link in case there is no default browser.
-Very slow startup.

webfork on 2013-05-05 20:50

Ganamyde: recommend posting that to forums (I just added an official forum thread to the entry). Also, I'd include which version of Windows you're using.

apometron on 2017-01-19 00:45

Folks, I did tried analyze an folder, it did nothing. What I am doing wrong, please? =D

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Password Security Scanner v1.42

billon on 3 Sep 2017
  • 228KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Sep 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Password Security Scanner audits security information about stored passwords without displaying the password itself. Includes the total number of characters: numeric, lowercase/uppercase and repeating, as well as a rating of overall password strength. Can help determine whether the passwords used by other users are secured enough, without knowing or watching their actual passwords. Great for administrators concerned about security concerns caused by their users.

Currently scans the passwords of Internet Explorer 4.0 - 11.0, Mozilla Firefox (all versions), Google Chrome, Chromium, Dialup/VPN passwords, MSN/Windows Messenger, Microsoft Outlook, Windows Live Mail, SeaMonkey, Opera (version 15 or greater), Vivaldi and Yandex Web browsers.

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 PasswordScan.exe.
What's new? Added:
  • 'Save All Items'.
  • 'Quick Filter' feature (View -> Use Quick Filter or Ctrl+Q). When it's turned on, you can type a string in the text-box added under the toolbar and Password Security Scanner will instantly filter the passwords list, showing only lines that contain the string you typed.
Latest comments
webfork on 2011-12-22 21:42

All programs that claim to do password auditing should work this way. Admins don't need to know the actual password, just if its complex enough.

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WinCompose v0.7.7

billon on 1 Sep 2017
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Jun 2017
  • Suggested by Midas

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

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

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

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

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

bzl333 on 2014-12-29 19:07

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

MIKLO on 2016-01-14 15:06

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

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CloneSpy v3.4

billon on 31 Aug 2017
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by Fluffy

CloneSpy can help you free up hard drive space by detecting and removing duplicate files with exactly the same contents regardless of their name, date, time, or location. Also, CloneSpy is able to find files that are not exactly identical, but have the same file name. This can be an issue for example if you have different versions of a file and you want to find and remove the older versions. CloneSpy is able to find zero-byte files.

Note: The installer now allows you to choose between a 32 or 64-bit version of CloneSpy.

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 installer and select 'portable version' at installation type. Launch CloneSpy.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: DoubleKiller
What's new? Modified:
  • Reimplemented the pools and consolidated related feedback messages to resolve several visualization issues.
  • For all Windows versions prior to Windows 10, DPI scaling is now performed by the system to solve icon scaling issues. For Windows 10, you need to adapt the program's DPI scaling behavior if icons are displayed too small (see FAQ).
Fixed:
  • Added an explanation for the formerly unknown error code 53.
Latest comments
MarkyMark on 2015-04-09 15:36

A lot of people here trying to delete multiples of the same image - I just wanted to give a shout out to Dup Detector, which is a great piece of software that does exactly that.

Dup Detector doesn't just do file-size/checksum analysis, it actually analyzes the images to find similarities. E.g. one could be black & white and the other can be color, or one can be watermarked, or one could be taken 2 seconds later because someone blinked & it'll find both and display them to you and ask which one you want to delete or if you want to keep both. You can choose how strict it is in its matching algorithm - 100% mach, 95% match etc.

You can even have it set up to automatically select which one to delete based on rules - e.g. the smaller one. Then you just approve the selection by hitting the space bar, or you can just let it do its thing automatically, or you can go full-manual mode and click the image you want to delete. Super fast way to delete duplicates and easy to use. I've used it professionally to manage large image catalogs that had a lot of duplicates of different sizes.

Unfortunately, it's not portable.

The latest version I have is 3.3.02 from July 8, 2011. You can get an earlier version from rareware.

http://www.freeware-guide.com/rareware/DupDetector.html

I am Baas on 2015-04-09 16:44

@MarkyMark Dup Detector is in the database at http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=225

MarkyMark on 2015-04-10 02:08

Oh awesome. Well, it's still great software - it does one thing & does it very well.

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SynWrite v6.40.2770

billon on 29 Aug 2017
  • 30MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by Mat030

SynWrite is a powerful tabbed source code and web development editor. This feature-rich program includes syntax highlighting for many languages, code folding, tree structure, project management, FTP/SFTP client, keyboard macros, spell checking, customizable hotkeys etc.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Mozilla Public License
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Syn.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: AkelPad, Notepad++, RJ TextEd, PSPad
What's new? See:
http://www.uvviewsoft.com/synwrite/History.txt
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2017-08-29 21:34

Download link triggers none portable version.

webfork on 2017-08-31 22:24

@hamasaki: Seems like it's working okay on this side

hamasaki on 2017-09-03 09:48

@webfork: Yes, fine now. Strange, before I got the exe.

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BitComet v1.47

billon on 28 Aug 2017
  • 41MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by xlioilx

BitComet is a manager for web, FTP and BitTorrent downloads supporting simultaneous connections, file queue, selected torrent package contents, fast-resume, chatting, disk cache, speed limits, port mapping, proxy, IP filter etc.

Note: There have been various criticisms leveled against this client.

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

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder.
Stealth: ? No. Writes a few window-related settings to the registry.
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "non-installation version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch BitComet.exe or BitComet_x64.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: Free Download Manager, qBitTorrent
What's new?
  • Minor GUI improvements.
Latest comments
Midas on 2013-11-21 22:35

Carbonize comment above seems to imply that eMule functionality is built-in BitComet, when in fact it resides in a separated plugin... IMHO, BitComet provides for a comprehensive and rather good downloading solution (encompassing regular, media and torrent downloads).

CornHolio the Gringo on 2015-03-31 20:43

I used BitComet as the first torrent client back in the ol days.
Then uTorrent arrived, and I stuck with it for the low resource usage.

/Corn

smaragdus on 2016-11-11 20:01

@billon
Have you checked the download links for BitComet version 1.44?
I get "404 Not Found" both for the archive and the installer.

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ChromePass v1.45

billon on 27 Aug 2017
  • 255KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by Checker

ChromePass is a small password recovery tool that allows you to view the user names and passwords stored by Google Chrome, Chromium, Opera, Yandex and Vivaldi Web browser. For each password entry, the following information is displayed: Origin URL, Action URL, User Name Field, Password Field, User Name, Password and Created Time.

You can select one or more items and then save them into text/html/xml file or copy them to the clipboard.

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 ChromePass.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Run As Administrator' option (Ctrl+F11), which allows you to easily run ChromePass as administrator on Windows Vista/7/8/2008/10. You may need to run ChromePass as administrator when reading passwords from external drive.
  • ChromePass now displays an error message if it cannot access the files on external drive.
Latest comments
GMan on 2014-12-06 23:30

Download URL should be: http://www.nirsoft.net/toolsdownload/chromepass.zip

obava on 2017-01-11 19:52

Great tool, but here is another one doing the same job:
URL: http://www.sterjosoft.com/chrome-passwords.html

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AdiIRC v2.9

billon on 27 Aug 2017
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by Userfriendly

AdiIRC is an IRC client with multi-server support and a customizable interface. It offers all the standard IRC features including private chats, basic Identd features, system informations, SSL, IPv6, chat logging and DCC Chat/Transfers.

It also offers now playing support for various media players, advanced scripting, themes, MTS themes, plugins, and dockable/undockable activity monitors that lets you monitor many channels at once.

Note: Additional Themes and Language files are available from the homepage.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .Net Framework v4.0/2.0 or higher
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AdiIRC.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: KVIrc Portable, HydraIRC, PChat, HexChat
What's new? See:
http://adiirc.com/download.php?v=2.9
Latest comments
joby_toss on 2015-04-02 04:37

This feature (Favorites) is already planned, yes.

smaragdus on 2016-10-04 21:35

@joby_toss
"Added server favorites menu"
Is this what you needed? ;)

joby_toss on 2016-10-05 13:04

It might be, but I have no idea how it works (always greyed-out)... :)

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PhotoWipe v1.21

billon on 27 Aug 2017
  • 833KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Jul 2012
  • Suggested by AlephX

PhotoWipe is an basic image processing tool that can remove unwanted objects from photos. Paint over the area you want to remove (or unnecessary subjects) in black and press the preview button. Experiment with larger and smaller blocks of coverage for a different effect.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the Installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. The application is in the {app} folder
  3. Launch PhotoWipe.exe
Similar/alternative apps: GIMP
What's new? See:
http://www.hanovsolutions.com/?prod=PhotoWipe#version
Latest comments
Webfork on 2007-10-06 15:29

A very basic photo edit tool that definitely comes in handy. Although light-years away from skilled hands using photoshop, this tool is primarily to fix minor mistakes and picture problems (stains, tears, splotches). Larger wipe areas will show a smudge created by the cleanup tool but sometimes its worth it for what it covers up. Only 1.5 megs makes for a terrifically small and easy tool.

Regis on 2008-05-17 12:07

attention, this linke for download goes to a no portable version

Emka on 2013-12-18 17:14

@Regis: ...which would probably be v1.20?

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streamWriter v5.4.1.0

billon on 27 Aug 2017
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

streamWriter is a feature-rich Internet radio client with the ability to record both the played stream and any number of other stations simultaneously. The program includes a searchable browser for thousands of available sources of every kind (rock, rap, talk, sports etc.), an audio splitter that looks for silence to separate tracks, and includes a basic player for recorded files. The program supports scheduled recordings, audio file wish list and block list, equalizer and allows connections with the streamWriter community to report on available radio streams.

Functional in 64-bit. Add-ons are available for additional features such as audio conversion, post-processing and tag edition.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the "portable without installation" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch streamwriter.exe
  3. When prompted, choose "Save data to application path"

Optionally, enable Addons in the File - Settings - Addons menu and check boxes next to required Addons, which will download automatically to the application folder.
Similar/alternative apps: RadioSure, Screamer Radio, Pocket Radio Player
What's new?
  • Added Dutch translations.
  • streamWriter should no longer lose data on Windows shutdown/reboot.
Latest comments
webfork on 2015-09-07 21:37

freakazoid: Cool, thanks. I've been using this program for years now and I never noticed that.

afh on 2015-09-08 15:14

Is it possible to connect via proxy which requires user and password?

freakazoid on 2015-09-08 17:29

afh: Doesn't look like you can add a user and password for the HTTP proxy. You could try something like 'user:password@yourstream.com' for the host. This might work, but I'm not sure.

If that doesn't work, you could request this feature from the developer.

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MobaXterm Home Edition v10.4

billon on 26 Aug 2017
  • 27MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by Mobatek

MobaXterm provides a basic set of Unix commands (GNU/Cygwin) in a single file. The program integrates an X server and some network clients such as SSH, telnet, rlogin, SFTP etc. accessible through a tabbed terminal.

Key features:

  • X server fully configured (based on Xorg)
  • Tab-based terminal with anti-aliased fonts and macro support
  • Easy DISPLAY export from any remote host
  • X11-Forwarding capability in OpenSSH
  • Numerous plugins including the GNU C/C++ compiler, GIT, SVN, MPlayer and more

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes. Passwords are saved to the "ini" file by default (this can be a security risk if someone else has access to your USB drive). If you already have passwords in the registry, passwords will still be saved there.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable edition" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file and paste the following:

    [Misc]
    HomeDir=%CurrentDrive%:\{YOUR_APP_DIR}\{YOUR_MOBAXTERM_DIR}\home

  3. Save the file to the application folder as MobaXterm.ini
  4. Launch MobaXterm_Personal_[version number].exe
What's new? See:
http://mobaxterm.mobatek.net/download-home-edition.html
Latest comments
__philippe on 2013-07-25 12:58

MobaXterm alternative: For a much more compact suite of Native Win32 port of stand-alone GNU utilities, *provided an X-Server is not required*, consider also
http://unxutils.sourceforge.net/

package download (3.36Mb):
http://sourceforge.net/projects/unxutils/

The classic, finely honed, single-purpose Unix tools "cat | grep | head | tail ..." are all in there,
(all 118 of them), including the perennial soul-searching 'whoami' operator...;-)

Tested and found to be running fine under winXP. Recommended.

__philippe

hamasaki on 2015-02-15 12:01

Absolutely terrific software.

MIKLO on 2017-04-03 14:39

@snaphat I am still using all the time, and I still love this app, thanks for your hard work on this product great job dude :)
MIKLO

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FocusWriter v1.6.7

billon on 25 Aug 2017
  • 138MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by Pyromaniac

FocusWriter is a minimalistic, full-screen word processor that aims for a distraction-free, immersive way to write and edit. The program auto-saves your progress and then reloads the last files you had open to make it easy to jump back into your next writing session, as well as a variety of other features to help you focus on your writing.

Alternatively, FocusWriter Portable is stealth and automatically adjusts paths.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Leaves multiple Qt-related registry keys.
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: GPLv.3
How to extract: Download "Windows (Portable)" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FocusWriter.exe.
What's new?
  • Updated dictionaries.
  • Fixed:
    • HiDPI blurred text backgrounds were scaled;
    • Window margin was always the size of the scrollbar;
    • Always indented first line when printing.
Latest comments
Erkhyan on 2012-01-28 10:16

I fail to see what makes FocusWriter's user interface less user-friendly than that of Q10 of WriteMonkey, the two other similar programs I can find. By the way, FocusWriter isn't stuck to full-screen either: just press F11…

AndTheWolf on 2013-06-30 16:08

Link still points to FocusWriterPortable_1.3.2.1.paf.exe

JohnTHaller on 2013-06-30 17:03

AndTheWolf - It's fixed. Some editors keep pointing to static URLs instead of the download page for some reason. So, when it's updated, the download winds up wrong.

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Data Crow v4.2.2

billon on 23 Aug 2017
  • 96MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by Wolfghost

Data Crow is the a powerful media cataloger and organizer that allows users to manage all their audio, software, book, movie and photo collections in one customizable tool. The program can create a huge database containing all your collected items. Connects with online services like Amazon, IMDB, Softpedia and MusicBrainz to retrieve media information and avoid manual entry. Includes an optional internal web server and web interface, import file information (mp3, divx, xvid etc.) and reporting (HTML and PDF). Modular to include new types of collections (e.g. a stamp collection).

Both 32 and 64-bit versions included. Functional on Mac/Linux machines with Java installed.

Alternatively:

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Java 1.6 (or higher) from Oracle
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the full version ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a folder data in the application directory
  3. Launch datacrow32bit.exe or datacrow64bit.exe
  4. When prompted to select a location for saving settings, save to the data folder
What's new? See:
http://www.datacrow.net/#news
Latest comments
Danix on 2011-04-08 21:54

Also winPenPack has released Datacrow as portable app.
Note: the JRE setup will be downloaded and installed automatically in winPenPack "Lib" directory.
http://www.winpenpack.com/main/download.php?view.941

Emka on 2013-12-15 17:13

v3.12.5 is out, still portable?

Emka on 2014-12-06 15:17

v4 available

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OnlyStopWatch v4.01

billon on 21 Aug 2017
  • 52KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by guinness

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

Category:
System Requirements: 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. Launch OnlyStopWatch.exe (Win 98-NT), OnlyStopWatch_uc.exe or OnlyStopWatch_x64.exe (64-bit).
Similar/alternative apps: Timer, Ten Timer
What's new? New:
Latest comments
__philippe on 2013-08-03 11:25

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

__philippe

__philippe on 2013-08-04 16:15

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

__philippe

Checker on 2013-08-04 19:44

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

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WinContig v2.2.0.0

billon on 20 Aug 2017
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by MarcoNovaro

WinContig is an easy-to-use file defragmentation program that allows defrag of parts of the drive. This is useful for squeezing extra performance out of important or frequently used files or programs without wasting time and energy cleaning up the rest of the drive.

Note that this is recommended only on magnetic disks. Flash-based drives (SSDs and thumb drives) don't benefit from defragmentation and such maintenance tools can reduce the life of the drive.

The program engine is based on the standard Microsoft defragmentation API and allows you to group files into profiles, accepting a number of available command-line switches for additional control.

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 WinContig.exe or WinContig64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: UltraDefrag
What's new?
  • Now it is possible to include/esclude subfolders when processing folders.
  • Some minor bugs fixed.
Latest comments
portafreeuser on 2011-11-06 22:13

The recent and current version (v1) have been very good on my Windows XP SP3 system. I went back to WinContig because for some reason the recent version of Defraggler is really slower than before on my computer. I like Defraggler too, but this newer version of WinContig is extremely fast and I like the built in system check and deleting of temporary files. I like defraggler's interface better, but they are both excellent programs. The wonderful thing about freeware is we can use both! Thanks to the WinContig creator(s) for making another excellent fuss-free program. The exclusion list is also really handy.

portafreeuser on 2011-11-06 22:57

aw, i just ran v1 and it crashed on my XP SP3 system. So I guess they don't have all the bugs worked out yet. To bad.

portafreeuser on 2012-02-09 05:28

OK, I ran a newer version on my XP SP3 system and it worked just fine. Thanks for a nice easy defrag program with some nice display information and command line features. I actually like how the pre-version 1 versions looked better (less cluttered), but at least this works and doesn't crash and is portable and simple.

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DShutdown v1.73.4 Updated

billon on 23 Sep 2017
  • 809KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Sep 2017
  • Suggested by rw14c

DShutdown is an automation program that allows you to perform variety of activities on either your computer or remote PCs. Functions include awaken, sleep, shutdown, close/open programs, alarms, lock, and more. Triggers include after a time period, program close (e.g. once file compression completes), activity monitor, network rate (e.g. when a large download finishes) and even monitor color changes.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
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 DShutdown.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: TimeComX
What's new? See:
http://www.softpedia.com/progChangelog/DShutdown-Changelog-33845.html
Latest comments
Max Works on 2008-07-01 12:59

When I run Avast anti-virus on this programme it tells me that it contains a Trojan Horse called Win32:Spyware-gen [Trj].
Can anyone confirm that this is correct? If so, perhaps it shouldn't be on the site. (ps... thanks Andrew - your site is my top site after BBC !)

Doobedoo on 2009-01-05 02:38

ESET always blocks with false positive! Teach that guy's that it isn't!

Werner on 2012-07-26 09:53

I used that often on XP 32bit but on Windows 7 64bit it does crash. Guess this is because of 64bit, but I can't test this either.

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TeamSpeak v3.1.6

billon on 17 Aug 2017
  • 63MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by Firewrath

TeamSpeak is a VoIP tool focused on efficient system and bandwidth usage. Although targeting online gamers, the program includes collaboration tools including file transfer, easy permissions, secure connections and a customizable interface.

Cross platform with clients available for Mac, Linux, iOS and Android.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Details here.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer according to your OS architecture and extract it using 7-Zip to a folder of your choice
  2. Remove the $PLUGINSDIR folder
  3. Launch ts3client_win32.exe or ts3client_win64.exe (for 64-bit)
  4. When prompted for registry file associations, select Ignore
Similar/alternative apps: TeamTalk, Skype, Isotoxin
What's new? See:
http://forum.teamspeak.com/forums/91-Latest-News

MultiMonitorTool v1.90

billon on 17 Aug 2017
  • 279KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by Checker

MultiMonitorTool allows a variety of monitor setting tweaks including disable/enable monitors, set primary monitor, save/load all monitors configs and move windows from one monitor to another. The program also provides a preview window, which allows you to view a preview of all attached monitors.

Command-line features are available.

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 MultiMonitorTool.exe.
What's new? Added:
  • New options: 'Turn Off Monitors', 'Turn On Monitors', and 'Switch Off/On Monitors'. These options works only on Windows Vista or later with hardware that supports DDC/CI.
  • New command-line options: /TurnOff, /TurnOn and /SwitchOffOn.
Latest comments
fpelletier on 2012-07-18 15:32

As I use the rotate monitor multiple times a day, it would be great to control monitor rotation too.

fpelletier on 2012-07-18 15:37

Without playing with it, it seems to me that if I take the time to do the math, that the Left-Top and Right-Bottom field values will control rotation, however, it is currently a bit cumbersome. If there were a toolbar button for clockwise and another for counter-clockwise, that would be great. Oh, BTW, great tool!

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Avidemux v2.7.0

billon on 15 Aug 2017
  • 62MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by Netgirl

Avidemux is a video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated using projects, job queue and powerful scripting capabilities.

Cross-platform (Linux, BSD, OS X).

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

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Qt keys saved to registry
License: GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download either the 32 or 64-bit installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Rename avidemux.exe to avidemux_portable.exe
  3. Launch avidemux_portable.exe
Similar/alternative apps: VirtualDub Portable
What's new? See:
http://avidemux.sourceforge.net/news.html
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-03-31 23:47

@MoisheP
You are totally wrong. False positives should be addressed by crappy anti-virus vendors.

MIKLO on 2017-04-29 16:52

I gotta agree with @smaragdus its up to the anti-virus developer to correct their mistake naming something as malware or anything bad when in fact it is not! I have used this software for quite some time and really like and its easy to use & works great.
MIKLO

gbrao on 2017-07-16 12:17

There is a v2.6.21, only for x64.
"same as 2.6.20 with x265 encoder fixed on win64"

https://sourceforge.net/projects/avidemux/files/avidemux/2.6.21/

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DiskInternals ZIP Repair v1.1

billon on 15 Aug 2017
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Nov 2007
  • Suggested by AlephX

DiskInternals ZIP Repair rebuilds the Zip structure and then extracts the recovered contents of the archive. The application has a wizard-like interface.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\DiskInternals\ZipRepair
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the installer and extract ZipRepair.exe and fsm.ini to a folder of your choice. Launch ZipRepair.exe.
Latest comments
Onesimus Prime on 2008-11-09 19:24

Stealth: no
Creates HKCU\Software\DiskInternals\ZipRepair
(contains no values, though)

pplknownothin on 2013-05-11 17:30

Great piece of software. Tried fixing an archive in WinRAR but it failed. Tried this and it was able to rebuild the Zip file. Thanks for the post!

webfork on 2013-09-01 18:39

You only need this program when something goes wrong and I got a chance to test it when an archived ZIP file went bad. The program worked great and did exactly what I needed. The program extracts the files from the archive that it can, then re-zipps them out to a new one (that isn't broken). Since I then extracted said archive, part of me wishes there was an option to just extract the good files and folders.

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Freeciv v2.5.9

billon on 21 Aug 2017
  • 118MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by Sam Collett

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

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

Alternatively, Freeciv Portable is also available.

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

link: thanks, updated

SYSTEM on 2011-12-16 09:00

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

lintalist on 2015-04-27 12:36

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

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Multi Commander v7.5.0

billon on 14 Aug 2017
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Multi Commander is a customizable, feature-rich and multi-tabbed file manager with a dual-pane layout. The program includes the standard file manager features with the ability to browse a variety of resources including local hard drives, network servers/shares, system registry and FTP (with SSL/TLS Support). Available tools include quick search, file verifier, splitter, audio, picture, clipboard, permissions and many more. The program can browse many archive formats like folders on your system (zip, tar, gz) as well as manage/open other formats (7z, RAR).

Includes intelligent functions that allow you to do advanced tasks with ease such as auto-unpacking, auto-sorting, internal file type associations, a powerful scripting engine for automation and command-line field.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the Portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MultiCommander.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: FreeCommander XE
What's new? See:
http://multicommander.com/release/multicommander/changelog
Latest comments
cyrgh30 on 2014-08-24 06:02

This is my favorite file manager, very powerful but slow when a lot of small files are to copied/moved.
Also it creates its configuration files in user folders.

smaragdus on 2015-02-02 09:06

Multi Commander 5.0.0 (Build 1888) has been released.

apometron on 2016-12-26 05:28

MultiCommander has a bug in log into other directories. I could not log into directories reliably. =( Check the directories you enter with MC!

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VaultPasswordView v1.07

billon on 12 Aug 2017
  • 137KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by billon

VaultPasswordView decrypts and displays the passwords and other data stored inside 'Windows Vault' including passwords of Internet Explorer 10.0/11.0 and Microsoft Edge and login information of Windows Mail application running under Windows 8 or later. You can use it to decrypt the Windows Vault data of your currently running system, as well as the Windows Vault data stored on external hard drive.

Category:
System Requirements: 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 VaultPasswordView.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: WebBrowserPassView, IE PassView, Mail PassView
What's new?
  • Fixed bug: When VaultPasswordView failed to find any data inside Windows Vault, it displayed the wrong message - 'Cannot find the Policy.vpol file inside the vault folder' instead of 'Cannot find any .vcrd file inside the vault folder'.
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2017-08-21 14:56

I find this software very useful, worked without problems.
MIKLO

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BatteryInfoView v1.23

billon on 11 Aug 2017
  • 169KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

BatteryInfoView displays the current status and information about your battery on laptops and netbook computers. The displayed battery information includes the battery name, manufacture name, serial number, manufacture date, power state (charging/discharging), current battery capacity, full charged capacity, voltage, charge/discharge rate and more.

BatteryInfoView also provides a log window, which adds a new log line containing the battery status every 30 seconds or any other time interval that you choose.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch BatteryInfoView.exe.
What's new?
  • Changed the 'Battery Wear Level' caption to 'Battery Health', which is the right term to use (Battery Wear Level is the opposite).

ProcessKO v4.08

billon on 11 Aug 2017

ProcessKO is a small useful tool designed to quickly kill any running or hanging process / program.

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. Launch ProcessKO_Win98.exe, ProcessKO.exe or ProcessKO_x64.exe.
What's new?
  • Small corrections and rebuilding because virus alert from some virus scanners on Windows 10, although no virus was present.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2013-12-08 13:44

ProcessKO v 3.21 released.

fullbug on 2014-03-21 22:22

Thanx! Great little program....

MIKLO on 2016-10-01 18:27

Really like this pgm small and powerful, does exactly what I want when I want, what a concept.
MIKLO

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RetroShare v0.6.3

billon on 11 Aug 2017
  • 49MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by lautrepay

Retroshare is a feature-rich communications platform for small groups of users with a focus on privacy. The program includes an exclusive and secure toolset for instant messaging, chat rooms, forums, direct messages (e-mail), file server, VoIP, channels for distributing content and link exchange. It functions as an open, distributed alternative to many commercial groupware programs.

Additional features include RSS feed reader, status messages (away/busy), different modes for low traffic, transfer and disk space limits, plugins, skins and much more. Cross-platform (Mac, Linux, BSD).

Great for small businesses, groups, and a safer alternative to most file sharing methods. Networks can be small or large, but communications between users are limited by default to friends and friends-of-friends, with more specific controls available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the "Portable" 7z package and extract (using a program like PeaExtractor) to a folder of your choice. Launch RetroShare.exe.

OR

Download the installer and launch. When prompted, select "Portable installation". Launch RetroShare.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: qTox, Brosix
What's new? See:
https://retroshareteam.wordpress.com/2017/08/06/release-notes-for-v0-6-3/
Latest comments
ozziguy on 2017-03-14 10:17

Forgot to mention the portable version is now chosen from the installer

webfork on 2017-03-17 23:00

@ozziguy: Looks like they're still offering the portable 7zip version, and it's 20% smaller. I'll go ahead and list both. Thanks for the note.

billon on 2017-03-17 23:11

why, why the hell you need installer of any kind, especially here on TPFC, if there exist portable package???

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Tixati v2.55

billon on 11 Aug 2017
  • 72MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by Ruby

Tixati is an easy-to-use file sharing program utilizing the distributed, peer-to-peer BitTorrent protocol. The program includes a clean, simple interface with the notable ability to prioritize files within a downloading torrent so you can get the first song or video downloaded and previewed quickly. Also supports customized download folders by file type, bandwidth throttling, transfer visualizations, encryption, prioritization, RSS support, IP filtering, DHT and magnet links.

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

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 ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete tixati_Linux32bit and tixati_Linux64bit. Launch tixati_Windows32bit.exe or tixati_Windows64bit.exe (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: BitComet, qBittorent, uTorrent, Halite
What's new? See:
https://www.tixati.com/news/
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-02-24 20:33

Tixati is not "72MB (uncompressed)"- it is either 38 MB (x32) or 36 MB (x64).

__philippe on 2017-02-24 21:12

@billon

Thanks for your quietly updating Tixati's main entry, following the above agitation...;-)

  • "Uncompressed size": revised total footprint of relevant Win PE binaries
  • "How-to-extract": added pertinent advice to discard irrelevant Unix binaries

__philippe on 2017-02-24 23:33

@smaragdus
(Tixati is not "72MB (uncompressed)"- it is either 38 MB (x32) or 36 MB (x64).)

Quite so, strictly speaking...

BUT...

Currently, the "Uncompressed size" field is formally defined in the entry form as:
   "Total size of application files when fully unarchived/uncompressed".

We don't really want to open a whole 'nother can of worms about what exactly ought to be the appropriate scope of the "uncompressed size" field definition, with implication for every current entry in the Data Base, do we ?

...;-)

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OneLoupe v4.04

billon on 11 Aug 2017
  • 64KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by garbanzo

OneLoupe is an easy-to-use zoom/magnify program with options for zooming or via hotkey. Includes options for full screen, realtime (always visible) and more.

Note that additional settings, including the size and level of the default zoom view (2x zoom in a 600x150 pixel window) can be modified after the initial launch via the OneLoupe_uc.ini file.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
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 OneLoupe.exe (Win 98-NT), OneLoupe_uc.exe or OneLoupe_x64.exe.

NOTE: You may need to right-click on the tray icon and select Language -
Similar/alternative apps: DesktopZoom
What's new?
  • Updating of the language files and new language: Korean.
Latest comments
spchtr on 2013-02-17 22:13

This version's unicode seems to be crashing on windows XP for me.
V3.45
XP Professional 32Bit

smaragdus on 2015-07-01 04:03

This should be the official forum thread:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3507

webfork on 2015-07-08 23:20

The menu system is a little odd but it's got a lot of cool functionality and tweaks for a small zoom program.

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Inkscape Portable v0.92.2

billon on 10 Aug 2017
  • 247MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by Danilo

Inkscape is a vector graphics editor and open alternative to commercial apps like Illustrator, Freehand, CorelDraw, or Xara X. Useful for branding, icons, web design, publishing and even illustrated maps, it supports features like shapes, paths, text, markers, clones, alpha blending, transforms, gradients, patterns and grouping. Uses the open W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format, as well as exporting to other vector-based and standard image types like PNG. Imports formats such as JPEG, PNG and TIFF.

Inkscape Portable is a portable wrapper distributed by the publisher using the PortableApps.com format. Alternatively, X-Inkscape is another wrapper that writes settings to the application folder.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch InkScapePortable.exe.
What's new? See:
http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/Release_notes/0.92.2
Latest comments
webfork on 2012-03-04 21:45

Danix: Thanks for the update. Change is posted.

AndTheWolf on 2015-02-28 18:15

Version 0.91 is available. Links to both 32-bit and 64-bit 7z archives and to Portable Apps version are at https://inkscape.org/en/download/windows/

Checker on 2015-02-28 19:43

@ AndTheWolf: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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PDF-XChange Viewer v2.5.322.7

billon on 12 Aug 2017
  • 20MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by Myles

PDF-XChange Viewer is a feature-rich program that displays multiple PDF documents within a tabbed interface. Edit features include the ability to rotate documents, add comments/annotations to any PDF file, apply custom stamps from any image/PDF file/Windows clipboard, mark-up pages with text and objects, and type directly on any PDF page in "Typewriter" mode. The program supports exporting to BMP/JPEG/TIFF/PNG etc., or extracting text from a PDF page/file. Additional features include capturing the document with the snapshot tool (copies an area to clipboard), measuring tools for distance, area and perimeter, and more. A recommended picture-to-text OCR plugin is available (thanks Bruce) as is a PDF help file.

Reported as functional on Mac/Linux under WINE. Alternatively, PDF-XChange Viewer Portable adjusts paths, with an OCR plugin and help file available from the website as separate downloads.

Note:

  • The free PDF-XChange Viewer lacks some features present in the registered version (payware) and, while some "Pro" features can still be used, they'll add a watermark to the document edited upon saving
  • For 64-bit, see forum post

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Optionally, delete unnecessary language files and install OCR plugin
  3. Launch PDFXCview.exe
Similar/alternative apps: SumatraPDF, PDF-XChange Editor, STDU Viewer
What's new? See:
https://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-viewer/history
Latest comments
Midas on 2016-03-27 20:32

FYI, additional languages OCR downloads are available from http://www.tracker-software.com/pdf-xchange-viewer-ocr ...

Mixture on 2017-02-07 16:30

@zorro:
I updated my default PDF viewer (PDF-XChange Viewer 2.5.320) today. Tracker Software still updates the Viewer.
Why don't I use the PDF-XChange Editor? Simple, I need a PDF viewer, not an editor.

PAFuser on 2017-06-30 15:11

Mixture is correct. Only need as viewer with able to add text comment (download utility bills and mark date paid, less paper stored).

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Imagine v1.1.0

billon on 7 Aug 2017
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by infimum

Imagine is a lightweight, fast and easy to use image viewer with basic graphics and animation edit features. Other features include viewing internals of archives (ZIP, RAR, 7z etc.), screen capture, batch conversion, thumbnail browser, slideshow and metadata disclosure. Additional formats support available through plugins.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package 32-bit ANSI (Win95-ME), Unicode (WinNT-XP), or 64-bit and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a file named Imagine.ini with the following content:

    [BrowserOption]
    ThumbnailDirectory=2

  3. Optionally, delete unnecessary language files and Total Commander plugins
  4. Launch Imagine.exe or Imagine64.exe
What's new? Added:
  • Command line parameter 'crop'.
  • Transparency for XPM.
Fixed:
  • Support for High-DPI awareness.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-08-07 09:13

Allelluia !
Imagine has Risen from Limbo, after a mere five years in hibernation...;-)

Complete Changelog history: (2003-2017)

http://www.nyam.pe.kr/dev/imagine/doc/Whatsnew.txt

Word to the wise:
Backup your current "imagine.ini" before merrily installing the new version...

Midas on 2017-08-09 11:15

While reaching for the changelog just now: "This site is now out of traffic. Please visit later." :(

__philippe on 2017-08-09 14:11

Imagine falling prey to its born-again success, I suspect ?
Its Byus.Net host is enforcing traffic choking, temporarily, one would hope...:-(

PS
To the lucky dames/fellows who grabbed the new distro before this recent server hiccup :
a full changelog is also included as a "whatsnew.txt" in Imagine_1.1.0_Unicode.zip.

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Longman English Dictionary Browser v2.0.5

billon on 5 Aug 2017
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Oct 2016
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Longman English Dictionary Browser displays search results from Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Online for user’s selected keywords with the key combination Ctrl+Shift+D.

Note that while the program will run slow initially, the program gradually builds up a cache of various different parts of speech into one. Once this is finished, the program should have very little delay.

Written in AutoHotKey.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Internet connection
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract
  2. Move the content of {app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch LongmanEnglishDictionaryBrowser,1.exe (32-bit) or LongmanEnglishDictionaryBrowser,2.exe (64-bit), depending on whether you are running a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows
What's new? Improved:
  • The handling of not-found words.
Fixed issues:
  • That the program did not launch any longer.
  • That Google TTS was blocked.
  • Of GUI layout due to custom DPI configurations.
  • That any word has been no longer searchable.
Latest comments
Midas on 2012-11-19 11:06

Download link broken...

dot on 2017-08-05 07:57

I strongly suppose that, every time you enter a search, this program will connect not only to the Longman database but will also establish connections either to Google or Amazon (the two biggest tracking firms this poor, abused globe has ever seen). The website with the pure online version doesn't even load if I block Amazon. If someone else tests it and finds out that it doesn't connect either to Google or Amazon, I will download it. :-)

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CSVed v2.5.2a

billon on 2 Aug 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by NewKreation

CSVed is a fast, basic spreadsheet file editor that supports the CSV file format. You can add/delete columns, rearrange column order, change separator, filter items, remove duplicates, split/join columns etc.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "without installer" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch CSVed.exe
  3. Select Tools, Portable to enable portable mode
Similar/alternative apps: CSVpad, CSV Buddy, CSVFileView
What's new?
  • No test disk in drive and network.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-04-25 23:17

CSVed v2.5 released 25-APR-2017

Worthwhile CSV utility indeed, but annoyingly, the developer keeps neglecting to refresh his program
outdated internal date-stamp/version-ID tags:

c:\>sigcheck CSVed.exe:
    Link date: 0:22 20/06/1992
    Prod version: 2.3.0
    File version: 2.3.0.0
    Binary Version: 2.3.0.0

__philippe on 2017-06-10 17:57

CSVed v2.5.1 released 10-JUN-2017

Regrettably, despite several gentle reminders to the developer, this fine program is still marred by a slipshot attitude towards time-stamping successive PE:
(one needs to rely on the calculated hash values or the entropy # to differentiate executable versions...)

c:\>sigcheck -a -h -v CSVed.exe:

Verified: Unsigned
Link date: 0:22 20/06/1992
Publisher: n/a
Company: OostWestThuisBest (OWTB)
Description: CSV file editor
Product: CSVeditor
Prod version: 2.3.0
File version: 2.3.0.0
MachineType: 32-bit
Binary Version: 2.3.0.0
Original Name: CSVed
Internal Name: n/a
Copyright: SJ Francke
Comments: geen
Entropy: 7.911
MD5: 188A656C27FB7DB5B62579036226E28E
SHA1: AB1158405F98E0B56A52EA49DD153386F39C58A9
PESHA1: AEDEE2A8E3FA47BF7E6A09062E3099FEFF9AEB8B
PE256: n/a
SHA256: 23C8DECC0EB7745C4C481368B0164B184AE1C64087E0E69B57DB6F8679A14576
IMP: n/a
VT detection: 0/61

__philippe on 2017-08-03 14:05

CSVed 2.5.2a changelog: "no test disk in drive and network"

Would anyone venture to elucidate the deeper meaning of this cryptic changelog entry ?

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Resonic Player v0.8.9b

webfork on 6 Aug 2017
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by two

Resonic is an audio player and browser / directory player, built around the use of a file waveform to visualize the audio. The program is designed with speed and large collections in mind. Visualizations include standard waveform, multi-channel audio, and frequency analyzer.

Supports all major audio formats (including 64-bit float and multi-channel) including MP3, MP2, MP1, OGG, M4A, MP4, AAC, MPC, MP+, OPUS, SPX, WMA, WMA Pro, WMA Lossless, WAV, AIFF, FLAC, APE, OFR, ALAC, WV, TTA, IT, XM, S3M, MTM, MOD.

A pro version is also available, providing early access to the latest releases and other materials.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for non-commercial and non-profit use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch resonic.exe.
What's new? New Features:
  • Pro: Batch Targets feature (batch processing.)
    Fixed copy/move/decode/convert target folders can be created in the new right sidebar
    (which can be toggled with F6, analogous to the left sidebar and F4) by dragging folders
    onto the 'Targets' tab.
    Each target can receive files and folders for whatever action is assigned to it.
    Additional conversion options are available through the right-click menu, ranging from
    simple copy/move to audio decoding (to .wav), sample format conversion (bit depth,
    sample rate, channel count).
    Targets are accessible from the (new) right sidebar (through F6, or the button in the status bar),
    which is shown by default on first start of a fresh installation.
    More features are to be added in future versions.
    See https://resonic.at/docs/batch-targets for more information.
  • Pro: Recording feature ('what you hear'.)
    Press the record button (transport bar) to record what is currently being played through Resonic,
    including pitch shifting, volume, seeking, live looping, and slice triggering via keyboard keys.
    Recorded audio is stored as .wav files in the 'Recorded Audio' folder in the Resonic user
    profile (in user 'Documents') which is also directly accessible through the browser.
    Click the status message after recording to start playing the file directly.
    This feature is intended to be used for sound design, creative idea finding, or as an audio sketch pad.
    To use recording you must use either a WASAPI or ASIO device for playback.
  • Pro: Musical spectrum and its note/octave estimation have been reduced to a more
    useful range of keys (C0..G8), bar scaling has been updated, bars are now colored
    by average intensity, and fading peak hold has been added.
  • Pro: Standard MIDI files are now fully integrated into the Resonic meta core,
    estimating MIDI file duration, reading copyright, timed markers with labels,
    musical key (first key signature change), track count (non-empty tracks),
    MIDI format (0, 1, or 2), pattern count (for format 2 files), PPQ, and tempo in BPM.
    If there are multiple tempo changes in a file an average tempo will be displayed
    in the file list, and the BPM will be put in brackets.
    As a special feature Resonic also displays the number of unique instrument patches
    used in the MIDI file in the 'Instrument Count' column.
  • Pro: Added 'Cropped Audio' to browser to quickly access this standard folder in the
    Resonic user profile (in user 'Documents'.)
  • Pro: Crop progress display in status bar,
    for both the "Crop selection" and the "Crop selection and play" feature.
  • Pro: Added right-click menu to A-B button for a few selection commands.
    Note that the Play, Stop, and Headphones buttons also have their own right-click menus.
  • Pro: The current mouse-selected region in the waveform is now automatically saved before
    it is modified or cleared, which means you won't accidentally lose the the region.
    The last region can be restored by right-clicking the A-B button, or through the marker
    button menu, using "Restore last selection."
    If a region already exists and a new one is created this feature toggles between
    the last one and the current one.
    This feature is also available as a global hotkey.
  • Pro: Much improved behavior of "Crop selection and play" feature (renders the selected
    waveform region to a new audio file and starts playing it):
    Before the new (cropped) file starts playing the selected waveform region is cleared,
    the current pitch settings (semitones/cents) are cleared, and the loop button
    is enabled (repeating the new file.)
    Note that the last selected region can now also be restored through the marker
    menu, or by right-clicking the A-B button ("Restore last selection".)
  • Pro: New global hotkey for "Loop on/off", which toggles single-file repeat.
  • Pro: AIFF metadata improvements, and reading comment chunks.
  • It is now possible to run different copies of Resonic Pro and Player at the same time
    as long as the database paths are different.
    You could for example start a portable Player, a portable Pro, another portable Pro,
    and a regularily installed Pro in parallel.
    Starting the same copy multiple times is not supported yet; it was removed
    during the Alpha to Beta rework for database stability reasons.
  • You can now CTRL-C the version information when the about dialog is open.
  • Headphones crossfeed presets (BS2B); right-click the headphones button
    to access them. (#1224)
  • New item in column popup menu to quickly hide the clicked column.
  • Pro: Metadata support for compressed AIFF files (.aifc).
  • Added indication of floating point files in bit depth column (using an 'f', e.g., "32f")
  • Pro: Additional metadata support for AES CART chunks.
    Available via columns: artist, title, category, cut id, client id, comment.
  • Pro: Metadata support for Scott Studios (SS32) Wave files, used in radio automation
    and broadcast systems.
    Available via columns: artist, title, cut id, comment.
    Available via waveform: intro end position, segue position.
    (requested: G. Zlot)
  • Pro: Segue (track transition in radio automation), intro markers, and other CART triggers
    are now read from CART/SS32 metadata and displayed in Resonic's waveform as a dashed line.
  • Pro: Addtional metadata support for BSI Wave files (Broadcast Software International),
    used in radio automation and broadcast systems.
    Available via columns: recording year, agency (as copyright), copyright / record label / publisher
    (as publisher), copy / notes (as subject), genre, music key, composer, album, tempo in bpm,
    and track number.
    Available via waveform: hook start position.
  • Pro: Added new broadcast columns "Cut Number ID" and "Client ID" (CART).
  • Essential fixes from the last Pro release were ported to Resonic Player.
  • Utility feature to resize main window to a fixed size, offering a selection of preset sizes,
    which assists in making videos or screenshots of a certain size.
    (see 'Menu | Advanced | Resize main window'.)

Improvements:
  • File list items appear faster when pasted (using the CTRL-V shortcut.)
  • Faster startup with bookmarks that point to mapped network drives, or network locations.
  • Folders can be moved and deleted more reliably as they are unlocked more intelligently
    when necessary, e.g., during drag and drop move in browser.
  • More detailed information in column popup menu.
    It's also easier to find the clicked column and its metadata group
    which both now appear in bold.
  • Opus decoder updated to libOpus 1.2.1 for reduced CPU usage during decoding.
    https://people.xiph.org/~jm/opus/opus-1.2/
  • MIDI renderer now more resilient in handling invalid XG sysex messages.
  • Some file list copy/paste improvements and fixes.

Corrections:
  • Pro: Playback of REX2 mono files.
  • Fixed taskbar quick controls (buttons) disappearing after a while on Windows 10.
  • Aborting a metadata scan in folders with lots of files could make one CPU core hang
    at a hundred percent usage.
  • Corrected several drag & drop related issues in the browser.
  • Pro: Fixed error message shown on every key press when Map temporary slices to letter keys
    is enabled (for fast slice auditioning) and there are no temporary slices set.
Latest comments
two on 2017-03-17 14:22

Just realized new version supports dsd in wavpack: "Support for high-resolution DSD audio files compressed with WavPack, i.e. compressed DSF/DFF in .wv files. Note that while DSD-in-WV saves quite a bit of space (in our tests 35-50%) it also takes a bit longer to decode (e.g. to prepare the waveform.)"

MIKLO on 2017-04-20 14:11

@two who are you to call @Realist a troll ? WTF seems a person that flames is a troll, IMHO he was just giving his take on the software review, which I happen to agree with, so am I also a "TROLL"? Sound=music is a very subjective matter which I have heard being discussed since the "4 track" days, as the saying goes one mans junk is another mans gold... at least that's the saying. Try and lighten up on the name calling as it serves no useful purpose here.
MIKLO

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AutoText v6.8

billon on 3 Aug 2017
  • 306KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by agam

AutoText offers in a small tooltip window saved words, texts, phrases, snippets etc. during typing in any other program and will insert the selected item directly to the cursor position. In case of unsuccessful search, Space, Return, PgUp, PgDn etc. closes the small window, so that fast and liquid typing is not disturbed. Three different search methods can be set.

In addition AutoText monitors the clipboard and saves the last X text entries of the clipboard, which can then be retrieved as well.

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. Launch AutoText.exe.

StackNotes v1.0.4.2

smaragdus on 31 Jul 2017
  • 684KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by h3kt0r

StackNotes is a note-taking application to record notes and todo lists. The first line of each page is used as the Table of Contents entry and pages are automatically saved whenever you browse through your notes. Features drag-and-drop, priorities, TOC search, find and replace, built-in help, desktop locations, and taskbar tray.

Each page can contain up to 32K of text (roughly 5,000 words).

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial
License: FreeBSD
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch StackNotes.exe.
What's new?
  • Added hot-tracking to the toolbar.
  • Added arrow keys navigation for tab controls.
  • Added closing dialogs with escape key where relevant.
  • Added project, resource files and resources to allow anyone to compile the program.
  • A few minor improvements...
Latest comments
xor on 2017-05-25 23:44

I just keep trying and trying this App with my ToDos, but, it really scares the hell out of me. Every now and then I open that famous .stz file just to find out IT'S EMPTY AGAIN AND AGAIN. I really hope I'm the dumb ass that's missing something because this App surely promises productivity. I'd love to have synchronization and some color available for my categories of Tasks ToDo (like RED for Urgent and GREEN for completed, but... more colors)

smaragdus on 2017-05-26 00:37

@xor
Better report your problems at the forum, the developer usually responds to bug reports and other issues. Of course you are not dumb. Did you change the initial location of StackNotes folder- it remembers the location of the last used file.

hamasaki on 2017-06-26 08:50

"This file may contain malware and the automatic download has been disabled."

Message from SourceForge when trying to download.

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TheSage v7.18.2676

billon on 30 Jul 2017
  • 45MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by milentechie

TheSage is an English dictionary and thesaurus that contains over 145,000 references with multiple detailed definitions (over 200,000), and nearly 1,200,000 relationships between definitions. It features cross-referencing, wildcard and anagram search, multi-session history etc.

Functional on 64-bit systems.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .Net 4.0
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "PORTABLE" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TheSage.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: WordWeb
What's new? See:
http://www.sequencepublishing.com/1/thesage_news/changelog.txt
Latest comments
Mixture on 2017-04-10 14:03

I tried the latest version of this dictionary/thesaurus portable software and still had problems with it. Only this time, I recorded my problem.
https://youtu.be/ZswQygLGTWc

webfork on 2017-04-14 02:02

@Mixture: This is really something you need to post about in forums.

MoisheP on 2017-07-30 05:25

Check this version for safety!

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Isotoxin v0.4.518

smaragdus on 29 Jul 2017
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by smaragdus

Isotoxin is a feature-rich secure messenger that lets you connect over your local network or the Internet. The program supports audio and video, desktop sharing (view only), file/folder sharing, inline images, group chats, and user profiles. Available extras include spell check, avatars, themes, auto gain / noise filter for audio, and much more.

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

Includes basic XMPP (Jabber) support.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL v3
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP archive and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch isotoxin.exe and choose Portable mode
  3. Click Join network, select LAN, Tox or Jabber protocol, and choose a name
Similar/alternative apps: qTox
What's new?
  • Export history to html files: use colors of current theme
  • Explore button in folder share panel
  • Better audio calls on Isotoxin-Isotoxin calls (extended protocol, audio priority while video calls, dynamic pre-buffer)
  • Video outgoing traffic speed limit in advanced protocol settings (It may help on slow connections)
  • Save (export) contacts to txt file
  • It is possible to define different svg data for different states of application icon (request from theme makers)
  • Miscellaneous bugs were fixed
Latest comments
Realist on 2016-09-05 11:04

What about WhatsApp!!!

webfork on 2016-09-05 15:13

@Realist: I haven't tested it because, unlike Isotoxin, WhatsApp is only out for Win8 and higher, closed source, and and is owned by Facebook. Their Wikipedia page lists some other concerns.

freakazoid on 2016-09-10 19:34

@Realist - Just go to web.whatsapp.com. Their "app" is just a wrapper for that.

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Terminals v4.0.1

billon on 27 Jul 2017
  • 12MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by rob.chartier

Terminals is a powerful network tool that tries to unify various network tools and connections including a variety of client services, utilities, and search. Supports terminal services and remote desktop (RDP) client and uses Terminal Services ActiveX Client (mstscax.dll), as well as RDP, VNC, VMRC, Telnet and ICA Citrix connections. Tools include Ping, Tracert, DNS tools, Wake on LAN, port scanner, shares etc. and can search computers in Active directory or in your network by IP addresses.

The program includes a tabbed interface, customizable toolbar and uses a master password for increased security. Settings available for remote desktop size, screen mode, and fonts, as well as colors for terminal connections. Terminals saves password and connection profiles, scripts, and other methods to organize your available connections (including search). The program will import many other types of connections and even sync them with Amazon S3 service.

Note: This version works perfectly from network shares, but not from mapped RDP-Drives.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET Framework 4.0, RDP connections require RDP Client 6 or higher.
Stealth: ? Yes
License: MS-CL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Terminals.exe.
What's new? See:
https://github.com/Terminals-Origin/Terminals/releases
Latest comments
Midas on 2013-09-28 16:06

Current version is 3.3 (stable), but DotNET requirement has been upgraded to v4.0.

Terminals is now compatible with MS Remote Desktop (DDP, AKA Terminal Services), VNC (Virtual Network Computing), VMRC (Virtual Machine Remote Control), RAS (Remote Access Service, VPN Dialup), SSH (Secure Shell), ICA Citrix, and Telnet...

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Types 2.6.3

billon on 26 Jul 2017
  • 112KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by Ameri-CAIN

Types allows you to customize how Windows handles different file types. Includes changing program associations, icons, context menus and other settings.

Supports many world languages.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: .NET Framework 2.0 or higher
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Types
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download Types.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: FileTypesMan, ExtMan
What's new? Fixed:
  • Action title and command settings have no effect under certain circumstances.
  • Esc key not working in some windows.
Latest comments
Peter202 on 2014-03-17 16:33

Where can i find list of the command parameters that can be used when creating association? I am talking about parameter like this "%1" which is used with the Open action.

lautrepay on 2014-03-17 20:44

@Peter202: You will have to take a look at each program documentation (help files, wiki pages, even forums).

Midas on 2014-05-23 14:01

According to Softpedia, which rates it with 4 stars, current Types version is v2.1.6.10711, but I couldn't find a changelog anywhere, or any program info for that matter (see http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Miscellaneous/Types.shtml).

Softpedia also indicates DotNET requirement is v2.0, but the framework pointed to by the program site (see ahead) is v3.5. As user Tertius noted above, the new Types site address is http://izt.name/apps/types/ -- the old page at http://sourceforge.net/projects/types/ is now mostly blank...

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LoadedDllsView v1.01

billon on 26 Jul 2017
  • 121KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by billon

LoadedDllsView scans all running processes on your system and displays the list of all DLL files loaded by these processes. The program also shows the number of processes that load each DLL in the list. When selecting a file in the upper pane, the lower pane displays the list of all processes that use the selected file. You can also select one or more DLL files and then export the list into comma-delimited/tab-delimited/html/xml file.

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 LoadedDllsView.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed bug: The text-box of quick filter disappeared when pressing Enter or Esc key.

Virtual CDRom Control Panel v2.0.1.1

billon on 25 Jul 2017
  • 32KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Jan 2003
  • Suggested by XPect

Virtual CDRom Control Panel enables you to mount ISO disk images as virtual CD-ROM drives.

Note: This tool is not supported by Microsoft so you will not be able find it even through a search on Microsoft website.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch VCdControlTool.exe.

To enable the virtual CDROM drive:
  1. Click "Driver Control", followed by "Install Driver". You will be asked to specify the location of vcdrom.sys
  2. Click "Start" to start the driver
  3. Exit from the "Driver Control" dialog box. Then click "Add Drive" in the main window
  4. Click "Mount" to mount the desired CD image

Reverse the steps above to remove the virtual CDROM drive.
Similar/alternative apps: OSFMount, WinCDEmu
Latest comments
bitbuerster on 2010-07-22 08:12

Two caveats: The directory path where the tool is installed to may not contain spaces (or you'll end up with a "mount failed" when VCDControlTool tries to actually mount an ISO). And 2nd, using the tool with Vista will work as admin only and you'll see the freshly mounted drive only from within an admin CMD.EXE command line (or from within VCDControlTool.exe's built-in file browser), but not from Vista's Windows Explorer.
-Anyone else with a 1) portable, 2) free and 3) Vista/Win7 compatible ISO-mounting utility?

aeris on 2010-07-30 10:58

bitbuerster: Any external file system on Windows must be part of Installable File System chain in order to be visible as a drive, thus by design it must be installed -> cannot be portable.

Even this method here "installs", but uses a pre-loaded driver to fool the system. Functionality of any alternative program would be the same, as it would have to access the same driver in the same fashion.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Installable_File_System

sockittoome on 2010-12-20 02:14

@bitbuerster, this is the best you can get for windows xp, other wise i'd go looking into how to write portable launchers, and uninstall/install drivers etc

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Clipdiary v5.1

billon on 24 Jul 2017

Clipdiary is a clipboard manager that records all data that is copied, making it easy to retrieve any piece of information previously on the Windows clipboard, even after system reboots. The customizable interface and hotkeys make it easy to reference a history of clipboard elements.

The program includes database encryption, application blocklist (both to avoid conflicts with games and security programs) and much more.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Free for personal use (see detailed list of conditions)
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch clipdiary-portable.exe
  3. Go through the setup wizard
  4. From the Help menu item, select Activate Free and follow the instructions

Optionally, disable update checking by going into File - Options - General, and unchecking the box next to Check for updates
Similar/alternative apps: Clibor, ArsClip, CLCL, Ditto
What's new? Added:
  • New type in the Snippets - Clip. Now you can use rich text, HTML, images, files as the snippet.
  • New mode - Latest clips at the top (reverse order). See Options - Advanced.
  • Information about original URL for HTML clips. You can see it in the tooltip or open the original web page using the context menu for the clip.
  • Shortcut CTRL+SHIFT+S for "Save to file..." command.
Improved:
  • Better HIDPI support.
  • Get rid of showing clips page by page. Now simple three modes - View -> Number of clips -> Less\More\All (CTRL+F1). You can customize this in Options - Advanced.
  • New option: an In-Memory database for the clipboard history (all data stored only in memory without using database file on the disk).
  • Clip text is now displayed at the top of the tooltip, always in a fixed position. You can return the old mode in the options.
Fixed:
  • A lot of small bugs.
Latest comments
Midas on 2016-06-19 11:12

@smaragdus: for the time being, and in view of the rapid shifting of versions and licenses, I think the best bet is with no strings attached ClipDiary Free. Having said that, I have no objection if anyone (including you) makes the change you requested. I have a Personal and a GAotD key, both free, so the commercial version is my preferred ATM...

smaragdus on 2016-09-17 14:56

The last version of Clipdiary which works with Windows XP is 3.9 and it (both the installer and the archive) can be downloaded at the download section of Clipdiary web-site:
http://clipdiary.com/download.php

Ennovy on 2017-02-17 15:20

New download for version 5 has been released on febr 17
Version number remains 5.0

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ESEDatabaseView v1.54

billon on 24 Jul 2017
  • 138KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by Checker

ESEDatabaseView reads and displays the data stored inside a database program used by a variety of Microsoft programs known as Extensible Storage Engine (ESE) database (aka Jet Blue or a .edb file). It displays a list of all tables available in the opened database file, allows you to choose the desired table to view, and then when you choose a table, it displays all records found in the selected table.

The program also allows you to easily choose one or more records, and then export them into a variety of formats including CSV, HTML, and XML, or copy and then paste them into a spreadsheet program.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ESEDatabaseView.exe.
What's new? Added:
  • New quick filter options: 'Find records with all words (space-delimited list)' and 'Find records with all strings (comma-delimited list)'.
  • New quick filter combo-box: 'Show only items match the filter' and 'Hide items that match the filter'.
Latest comments
Midas on 2013-01-15 12:17

In case (like me) you're left wondering what is this good for, here's a quote from the Wikipedia relevant article:

"ESE is notably a core of Microsoft Exchange Server and Active Directory. Its purpose is to allow applications to store and retrieve data via indexed and sequential access. Windows Mail and Desktop Search in the Windows Vista operating system also make use of ESE to store indexes and property information respectively."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extensible_Storage_Engine

MIKLO on 2017-01-04 16:36

Well that sure clears that up lol, but really like many apps a user has a need and finds a solution that works for them and then passes along their work for others to freely use. In my mind that's the way its supposed to be.
MIKLO

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RekSFV v1.7.6

billon on 24 Jul 2017
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

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

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

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

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: MultiHasher, RapidCRC Unicode
What's new? Added:
  • Support for RipeMD128, RipeMD160, Tiger192, MD4 and HAVAL256.
Fixed:
  • Some cosmetics on layout, scrollboxes added for settings, so smaller formsize is possible now.
  • Unchecked checksum filetypes got checked anyway.
  • Scrolling of progress was imprecise.
  • Dropping folders one after another on progress tab didn't start the progress correctly.

ChromeCacheView v1.76

billon on 22 Jul 2017
  • 96KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by guinness

ChromeCacheView reads the cache folder of Chrome-base Web browsers, displaying a list of files currently stored. For each file, URL, Content type, File size, Last accessed time, Expiration time, Server name, Server response and more are shown.

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 ChromeCacheView.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed bug: The Quick Filter window disappeared if you press the Esc key while it was in focus.
Latest comments
Hangar0 on 2016-03-30 21:53

It works excellent with Google Chrome Portable.
just specify the path :
C:\Users\xx u-pc xx\AppData\Local\Temp\GoogleChromePortable\Cache\
Thank you.

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SimpleWMIView v1.32

billon on 19 Jul 2017
  • 131KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by Checker

SimpleWMIView is a tool for developers, testers, and system diagnosis, displaying the result of WMI queries in a simple table. The program allows for easy export to text/csv/html/xml file, or to copy the selected items to the clipboard and then paste them to a spreadsheet application (like Excel).

With SimpleWMIView you can get extensive information about your system, like a list of running processes, services, drivers, user accounts, hardware and so on.

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 SimpleWMIView.exe.
What's new? Added:
  • New quick filter options: 'Find records with all words (space-delimited list)' and 'Find records with all strings (comma-delimited list)'.
  • New quick filter combo-box: 'Show only items match the filter' and 'Hide items that match the filter'.

RouterPassView v1.71

billon on 18 Jul 2017
  • 149KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by guinness

RouterPassView works to recover lost passwords from a router configuration backup file. May not work with all models/backups.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch RouterPassView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added support for TP-LINK TL-WR842N and Mercury MW325R (in Ascii Text Mode).
Latest comments
outskirter on 2012-01-11 18:39

Works great here. It only displayed my login password in the table, but switching to ASCII mode revealed my WEP encryption keys, as well as other details.


Nirsoft certainly offers useful apps! I use their Metar Weather every day. Nirsoft's Wireless Network Watcher is quite handy, too, because in addition to my home router, there's a free public one in my vicinity; it's often flakey when under heavy use, but thanks to Nirsoft, I can check on the conditions in advance.

MIKLO on 2017-07-19 15:34

NirSoft has great software, of which I use many different Apps that are so very helpful. When I have a problem or even if I'm just trying to find something NirSoft is usually my first stop to see what they have in the way of Software to help me find, fix, or understand something I'm trying to do. Thanks so much for the many years of help I have received from NirSoft, I'm always amazed at the new things that become available to make my life easier along with many other people. Thanks again Nirsoft.
MIKLO

webfork on 2017-07-22 02:23

@MIKLO: Very well said.

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PCI-Z v2.0

billon on 31 Aug 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by bbanelli

PCI-Z is designed for detecting unknown hardware on your Windows based PC. It will help you determine vendor, device and certain details about device even if you don't have drivers installed. Software uses The PCI ID Repository, a public repository of all known ID's used in PCI devices: ID's of vendors, devices, subsystems and device classes. It is used in various programs (e.g. The PCI Utilities) to display full human-readable names instead of cryptic numeric codes.

You can find drivers for your operating system without a problem! Find drivers for your WiFi cards, audio cards, network cards or any other PCI peripheral.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package according to your system and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PCI-Z.exe.

Optionally, update PCI ID database to the latest snapshot.
Similar/alternative apps: Unknown Devices
What's new?
  • Significant code changes and speedups, improved pci.ids database handling.
  • Support for online verification!
  • Verbose PCI device status.
  • Various other code improvements.

Chromium Portable v61.0.3153.0

billon on 18 Jul 2017
  • 237MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by SYSTEM

Chromium is a browser similar to Google Chrome and uses the same code base. Chromium omits some components including Google's brand, auto-update mechanism, RLZ identifier, as well as the bundled Adobe Flash Player and PDF viewer.

Chromium Portable is a custom-built version of the dev channel of the Chromium web browser. It is packaged in the PortableApps.com Format and supports jPortable.

A 64-bit version is optionally available within the extract process.

Alternatively, X-Chromium is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL (Chromium and patches: BSD, custom launcher: MPL 2.0, PA.c Launcher and PA.c Installer: GPL)
How to extract: Download the portable installer and install to a folder of your choice. Launch ChromiumPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: SRWare Iron, Google Chrome Portable
What's new? See:
http://crportable.sourceforge.net/releases.html
Latest comments
joby_toss on 2016-11-01 15:46

I have no problem downloading the app. Try clearing your browser's cache and cookies.

MnX on 2016-11-02 15:21

The current download link (below title) links to a patch (24.0.1284.2.7z) and not the paf.exe

The direct dl link I found is: https://sourceforge.net/projects/crportable/files/ChromiumPortable_56.0.2902.0.paf.exe/download

hamasaki on 2016-11-02 15:54

@joby_toss

Clearing cache / cookies makes no difference. Tried in several browsers, same result. No worries, I`m sure it will fix itself soon.

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OooPlayer v2.2.0

ozok on 18 Jul 2017
  • 25MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by billon

OooPlayer is a minimalistic music and Internet radio player/recorder trading a basic feature set for low resource usage and fast startup. Includes internet radio recording, lyric downloader, last.fm integration, multiple playlists.

Supports mp3, aac, alac, flac, ogg, opus, ape, mpc, tta, tak, wav, ofr, wv, wma, ac3 and spx formats as well as m3u and m3u8 playlists.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes. If 'check for updates' is disabled.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPLv.2
How to extract:
  1. Download the self-extracting "portable" EXE and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Within this folder, create an empty text file and paste the following content:

    [settings]
    update=0

  3. Rename the text file to settings.ini
  4. Launch OooPlayer.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Boom
What's new? Added:
  • General:
    • New UI layout.
  • Music Player:
    • 18 band equalizer with several presets;
    • Detailed file info program;
    • Playlist now has columns for title, album, artist and bitrate, channel, codec and samplerate;
    • Pressing previous button in shuffle mode will return to previous random song instead playing the next random song;
    • An option to enable/disable loading of already downloaded lyrics.
Improved:
  • Music Player:
    • Separated options of loading and downloading lyrics.
  • Radio Player:
    • Usability by making radio playlist and playlist selection like music player.
Fixed:
  • General:
    • Improved search function results;
    • Clicking on a taskbar button would make buttons disappear.
  • Music Player:
    • Lyric list's width was not adjusted according to the content;
    • Queue list right-click menu options were not working.
  • Radio Player:
    • Metatag related bugs.
Updated:
  • Bassmix to 2.4.8.
  • BassOpus to 2.4.1.4.
  • MediaInfo to 0.7.76.
  • Tag libraries.
  • Skin component.
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2017-07-18 05:32

@smaragdus

Thanks. :)

ozok on 2017-07-18 09:30

Fosshub links are fixed.

hamasaki on 2017-07-18 13:00

Thanks. Ok, two problems for me with the software.

1. There is no sound at all. No problems with all other players on my comp, but this one no sound at all.

2. If I add a folder of MP3 files it adds the files ok, but if I use the option to add a file, the interface flickers and does nothing. I try again, flickers, then after a few seconds crashes.

I`m on Win 10 64Bit.

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Media Player Classic - Home Cinema v1.7.13

billon on 16 Jul 2017
  • 41MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by Rick

Media Player Classic - Home Cinema (MPC-HC) is a lightweight player with broad format support. It includes keyboard shortcuts, audio/video controls, a web interface for remote control and more. The program is derived from Media Player Classic (MPC), a media player that mimics the interface of Windows Media Player 6.4, and adds support for EVR rendering, H.264 and VC-1 video hardware acceleration, bugfixes, additional languages, decoders and more.

Alternatively, versions from WinPenPack and PortableApps are also available: X-MediaPlayerClassic_HomeCinema and Media Player Classic - Home Cinema Portable.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP or 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete unnecessary language files
  3. Create an empty text file and name it mpc-hc.ini or mpc-hc64.ini
  4. Launch mpc-hc.exe or mpc-hc64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: SMPlayer
What's new? See:
https://mpc-hc.org/changelog/
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-04-05 15:45

@starshakur

.ini fixed, innit ? ...;-)

billon on 2017-07-16 19:12

"v1.7.13, the latest, and probably the last release of our project…"
:(

MIKLO on 2017-08-26 13:58

No matter what IMO Media Player Classic has always been, and will always be the best overall Media Player. I've been using for a very long time on many different OS's and it fulfilled my needs on all of them. I like the look and all the rest, maybe I'm being partial but so what it works 4me :) Great job by the makers so thanks for the hard work.
MIKLO

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AutoHotkey v1.1.26.01

lintalist on 16 Jul 2017
  • 895KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by Jon Pajela

AutoHotkey is a powerful automation and scripting tool with an option to export to a self-contained executable. Possible uses include assigning the hotkey "Ctrl-Alt-F" to launch Firefox, making abbreviations expand to their full definition as you type them, or saving time by setting the computer to auto-click a confirmation screen.

The program can create entire applications and has been used to create many hosted here on PortableFreeware including 7plus, WallPaper Randomizer, Gridy and many more.

Note: Pulover's Macro Creator can be used as a macro recorder and includes an "Export to AHK" function.

Category:
System Requirements: WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Places an ahk script file in user documents by default
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AutoHotkey.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: AutoIt
What's new?
  • Fixed RegDelete (with no args) failing when A_LoopRegSubKey is blank, such as when enumerating keys directly under the root key.
  • Fixed RAlt/LAlt:: sometimes failing to prevent menu activation after the user alt-tabs away from a window and reactivates it.
  • Fixed SC → VK translation for multimedia keys, CtrlBreak, Pause, LWin and RWin, with the exception that multimedia keys and CtrlBreak are still translated incorrectly on Windows 2000 and XP.
  • Fixed VK → SC translation for multimedia keys, CtrlBreak and Pause.
  • Fixed 'Wait commands such as RunWait to log extra lines for ListLines only when necessary to show that it is still waiting; that is, after resuming from an interruption which logged other lines.
See:- https://autohotkey.com/docs/AHKL_ChangeLog.htm
Latest comments
lintalist on 2015-03-08 08:24

Update v1.1.20.00 - new features & bug fixes: http://ahkscript.org/docs/AHKL_ChangeLog.htm

Checker on 2015-03-08 11:32

@ lintalist: Thanks ... and updated ;)

shnbwmn on 2016-03-13 17:01

I'm not sure if this has been mentioned yet, but if you download the installer and extract, you get all the exes (32/64 unicode and ansi), Window Spy, the help chm, a template and the ahk2exe compiler.

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Money Manager Ex v1.3.3

billon on 14 Jul 2017
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Mar 2017
  • Suggested by nunoleite

Money Manager Ex is a personal finance software that helps you to organize your finances and keeps track of where, when and how the money goes. It is also a great tool to get a bird's eye view of your financial worth.

Alternatively, Money Manager Ex Portable is stealth, portablizes the recently used files list and allows the last used file to automatically open.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Writes MRU directories as well as file type association etc. to the registry.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch mmex.exe (located in bin folder).
What's new? See:
https://github.com/moneymanagerex/moneymanagerex/releases
Latest comments
LucW on 2011-12-15 09:20

I like this program a lot. Unfortunately it has stopped working on my W7 32bit computer. This has happened befor but then I could get it to work again by running it under XP SP3 compatibility mode, but now nothing helps to get it to work again. This is precisely the kind of software ons does NOT want to stop working. All my data are in the database and I cannot reach it anymore.

Emka on 2012-01-25 15:53

One could add that there is a version by PortableApps that AFAIK handles the registry entries.

DarkShadow on 2016-02-15 17:39

v1.2.5 released !

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DriveCleanup v1.5.0

billon on 13 Jul 2017
  • 97KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by guinness

DriveCleanup removes all currently non present "Storage Volumes", "Disk", "CDROM", "Floppy" USB drives and their USB devices from the device tree. Furthermore it removes orphaned registry items related to these device types. Both are not removed by similar programs on the site and take up space on the registry, eventually slow down a computer over time.

To preview program actions, start with argument -T (test mode).

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

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch drivecleanup.exe either in the Win32 folder or x64 folder for a 64-bit OS
Similar/alternative apps: USB Oblivion
What's new?
  • Registry cleanup under Mounteddevices2 works again.
Latest comments
TP109 on 2011-06-18 02:02

Useful app. Cleaned up over 75 obsolete entries on a laptop.

Emka on 2015-04-22 17:38

v1.0.0 out

Checker on 2015-04-22 19:21

@ Emka: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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12-Ants v2.81

billon on 13 Jul 2017
  • 39KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by joby_toss

12-Ants or more for your desktop. Itching is not excluded. Watching the little rascals and have fun.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch 12-Ants.exe.
What's new?
  • Corrections and improvements for Windows 10 Creators Update.
  • Update of the languages files.
Latest comments
mrpink on 2011-12-11 20:21

I know. I thought you guys might have a trick to make it stealth

joby_toss on 2011-12-12 05:26

@mrpink: you could use JauntePE to take care of those registry keys; or some other wrapper.

mrpink on 2011-12-19 13:27

There's two more from the same site (didn't bother to look at the main page), cockroach and ladybug lol. David Pi has made a launcher for all 3 of them

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i.Scribe v2.1.52

billon on 17 Jul 2017
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by Pixador

i.Scribe is an email client with an integrated contact database and calendar, supporting SMTP, POP3 and IMAP4. Security features include Bayesian spam filter, HTML controls and attachment protection.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux. Note that the program is limited to one email account and 5 user-defined filters, which are available in it's commercial version.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the installer and "install" to a folder of your choice. Launch Scribe.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Mozilla Thunderbird, Sylpheed, Pegasus Mail
What's new? See:
http://www.memecode.com/site/ver.php?id=385
Latest comments
CornHolio the Gringo on 2017-07-14 19:46

Important to know:
i.Scribe Free only support one (1) mail account.

Falaffel on 2017-07-26 21:38

Hy,

I tried zo use I.Scribe vie Imap with my Mailbox. Unfortunately the Imap functionality of I-Scribethis seems to be completely not in a good sape. The performance when synchronizing folder or moving/deleting Emails is very, very slow.
Could it be I am making anything wrong or the actual build has some bugs?

webfork on 2017-07-27 04:07

@Falaffel: I'm not an i.Scribe user so you probably want to try contacting support about that. Failing that, you might try listing something in our troubleshooting forums to see if someone has run into a similar issue.

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fHash v2.1.3

smaragdus on 11 Jul 2017
  • 450KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 May 2017
  • Suggested by smaragdus

fHash is a simple, drag-and-drop tool that helps determine if a file has been changed, modified, or corrupted via a hash string. The program can evaluate multiple files and supports MD5, SHA1, SHA256 and CRC32 hashes. Includes a verification capability that searches evaluated files for a given hash.

Cross platform with a client available for Mac.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPLv2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package according to your OS' bitness and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete fHashShlExt.dll or fHashShlExt64.dll. Launch fHash.exe or fHash64.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Hash
What's new? Fixed:
  • Windows high DPI display
  • some minor bugs

See Chinese changelog here.

SunsetScreen v1.26

billon on 10 Jul 2017
  • 766KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

SunsetScreen is an app designed to reduce the amount of blue glow and glare displayed on your monitor to reduce eye fatique. Specifically, the app allows you to set the colour and brightness levels for day and night, as well as the sunrise time.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET 3.5 Framework
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SunsetScreen.exe.

Optionally, to make the program launch to the taskbar, close the program after the initial launch, open the file SunsetScreenPrefs.txt and go to the hideWindowOnManualStart= entry. Change False to True.
What's new?
  • Added disable mode for day/night.
  • New certificate signing implemented.
Latest comments
stisev on 2015-07-11 04:08

job_toss, thank you! That worked perfectly.

The author was pretty non-responsive. He emailed me like 1-2 months after my initial wishlist/suggestions and shot down every one. -__- I wish he had just told me that when I asked about this problem.

AndTheWolf on 2015-09-21 17:54

Version 1.23 has been available for about a month.

freakazoid on 2015-09-21 21:43

@AndTheWolf - Thanks. Updated!

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VeraCrypt v1.21

billon on 10 Jul 2017
  • 17MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by abc

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

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

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

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

@smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

Shadeclan on 2017-05-31 16:41

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

Mixture on 2017-07-11 17:29

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

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NK2Edit v3.30

billon on 10 Jul 2017
  • 475KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by guinness

NK2Edit edits the "auto-complete" entries in Microsoft Outlook. Auto-complete is a useful feature to automatically suggest items based on the first few letters of the recipient, but over time can gather invalid or unwanted contacts. The name comes from the .N2K file extension Outlook saves this email list to.

A 64-bit version (only for using with Outlook 2010/2013 64-bit) is available.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch NK2Edit.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed issue: NK2Edit failed to set the sending format for SMTP record converted from EX record ('Convert EX to SMTP' option and EXToSMTP script command).
  • Also, the sending format of the SMTP records created by the 'Convert EX to SMTP' option (and EXToSMTP script command) is now 'Automatic' (in previous versions, the sending format was 'Outlook Rich Text' due to the specified bug...).
Latest comments
masterjedi on 2014-02-25 02:44

This is a powerful tool and really helps you gain the upper hand when dealing with the end user. Simple to use interface.

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DataProtectionDecryptor v1.05

billon on 8 Jul 2017
  • 146KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by billon

DataProtectionDecryptor allows you to decrypt passwords and other information encrypted by the DPAPI (Data Protection API) system of Windows operating system, such as passwords of Microsoft Outlook accounts, credentials files of Windows, wireless network keys, passwords in some versions of Internet Explorer, passwords and cookies of Chrome Web browser.

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 DataProtectionDecryptor.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: EncryptedRegView
What's new?
  • Added 'Display Encrypted Data In Lower Pane' option.

DNSQuerySniffer v1.65

billon on 7 Jul 2017
  • 198KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by Checker

DNSQuerySniffer is a network sniffer utility that shows the DNS queries sent from your system. For every DNS query, the following information is displayed: Host Name, Port Number, Query ID, Request Type (A, AAAA, NS, MX, and so on), Request Time, Response Time, Duration, Response Code, Number of records and the content of the returned DNS records.

You can easily export the DNS queries information to csv/tab-delimited/xml/html file, or copy the DNS queries to the clipboard and then, paste them into Excel or other spreadsheet application.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Capture driver (WinPcap capture driver or Network Monitor driver)
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DNSQuerySniffer.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Quick Filter' feature (View -> Use Quick Filter or Ctrl+Q). When it's turned on, you can type a string in the text-box added under the toolbar and DNSQuerySniffer will instantly filter the DNS table, showing only lines that contain the string you typed.
Latest comments
Midas on 2015-12-28 02:56

Yay! 3:)

__philippe on 2017-04-04 14:11

Is Nirsoft's server suffering from a (temporary) hiccup right now ?

Second Opinion :

http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/nirsoft.net
------>    It's not just you! http://nirsoft.net looks down from here.

__philippe on 2017-04-04 17:01

Nirsoft's site OK now.
Battle stations countermanded; All clear on the bridge !...;-)

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