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Balabolka v2.12.0.658 Updated

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

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

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

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

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft Speech API (SAPI). This is included by default in Win2K and above.
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable Version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch balabolka.exe.

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

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

smaragdus on 2014-08-31 01:36

Balabolka 2.10.0.573 released.

Checker on 2014-08-31 01:53

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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Notepad3 v4.18.512.992 Updated

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

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

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

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

Is it stealth?

ripu on 2018-03-11 11:19

What are its advantages over Notepad2?

webfork on 2018-03-15 21:09

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

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OBS Studio v21.1.2 New

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

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

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

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

µTorrent v3.5.3.44428 Updated Adware

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

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

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

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

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

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

robzuc on 2016-02-21 21:26

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

ashghost on 2017-12-24 23:19

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

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QuickSetDNS v1.20 Updated

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

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

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch QickSetDNS.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Public DNS Server Tool
What's new?
  • Added new default DNS servers: Cloudfare (1.1.1.1) and Quad9 (9.9.9.9). Be aware that these DNS servers are added only when you run QuickSetDNS in the first time (without .cfg file).
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2013-10-29 14:31

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

__philippe on 2018-05-12 06:51

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

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WinSCP v5.13.2 Updated

billon on 12 May 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

@ bamanzi: Thanks ... and updated ;)

smaragdus on 2014-08-21 13:26

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

webfork on 2017-10-12 21:03

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

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XAMPP v7.2.5 Updated

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

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

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

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

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

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

webfork on 2012-06-02 02:04

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

freakazoid on 2012-06-02 20:22

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

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SRWare Iron v66.0.3450.0 Updated

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

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

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

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

Alternative packages:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

They also create the following folders/files:

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

webfork on 2016-08-09 00:09

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

MIKLO on 2017-08-15 13:51

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

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BowPad v2.3.8 Updated

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

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

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

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

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

webfork on 2016-11-27 01:43

@smaragdus: you just hate ribbons :)

smaragdus on 2016-11-27 02:28

@webfork indeed. ;)

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EditPad Lite v7.6.4 Updated

billon on 12 May 2018

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

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

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

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

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

AndTheWolf on 2017-10-10 16:16

Now at version 7.6.2

AndTheWolf on 2018-05-11 15:55

Now at Version 7.6.4

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Simple x264/x265 Launcher v2.87 Updated

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

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

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

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

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

Checker on 2015-10-17 16:01

@siegfried: Thanks ... and changed ;)

mukhi on 2017-03-27 04:21

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

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DesktopOK v5.21 Updated

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

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

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

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

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. In this folder, create an empty text file and name it DesktopOK.ini. Launch DesktopOK.exe or DesktopOK_x64.exe.

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

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

Midas on 2017-04-04 12:44

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

MIKLO on 2017-04-20 14:18

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

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Wireless Network Watcher v2.18 Updated

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

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

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

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

Wireless Network Watcher 1.72 released.

Checker on 2014-09-01 14:57

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

MIKLO on 2017-08-25 14:16

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

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DNS Benchmark v1.3.6668.0 Updated

billon on 10 May 2018
  • 166KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by linuxamp

DNS Benchmark can help speed up internet service through the analysis of multiple Domain Name System servers. The graphical analysis can help you avoid slow and overloaded servers. Users who may have an especially bad DNS problem will see a noticeably slow reaction after typing in a www.whatever.com address and the website appearing.

Since Google's DNS and the OpenDNS services may or may not be a good option, this tool can help you determine that clearly.

Functional in WINE.

Note that this program does not have the ability to modify your DNS. Users must modify system settings or use a tool like QuickSetDNS.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll / Wine
Writes settings to: None
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download DNSBench.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2018-05-10 20:38

Much useful tool, works fine under Win7.
Sadly, bombs under WinXP; perhaps the "OS Requirements" field needs updating?

billon on 2018-05-10 23:46

@__philippe:

works without any problems here

__philippe on 2018-05-11 04:26

Dunno, some oddity with my old WinXP machine config ?

For "statistical confidence"'sake, would another fellow member also
kindly try and run Steve Gibson's fine DNS Benchmark tool under XP ?

Thanks.

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Software Ideas Modeler Standard v11.55 Updated

billon on 10 May 2018
  • 17MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 May 2018
  • Suggested by fpelletier

Software Ideas Modeler intended as an intuitive, quick diagram creator useful for a variety of applications. The program can create a wide variety of diagrams such as flowcharts, CRC cards, hierarchical task analysis, entity life history and mind maps. Printing available in batch and with multiple pages per diagram.

Note that this edition of the program has limited functionality, with additional, for-pay premium features available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder (settings.settings file and creates a Profile directory.
Dependencies: .NET Framework 4.5.1
Stealth: ? No
License: Liteware
How to extract:
  1. Download the 32 or 64-bit "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch SoftwareIdeasModeler.exe
  3. From the menu, select File and choose Help - Change Edition
  4. From the prompt, select "Standard Non-commercial"
  5. Click the option for "Personal - Non-Commerical use," check the box, and click Confirm.
  6. Launch SoftwareIdeasModeler.exe

Optionally, disable the Buy button by selecting Options and uncheck "Show Start Page" from the General tab.

(Thanks to user FileHandler for greatly improving these instructions.)
Similar/alternative apps: XMind
What's new? See:
https://www.softwareideas.net/en/news
Latest comments
joby_toss on 2013-04-16 09:49

This app is not in the database yet. More info here http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=5651

BGM on 2018-05-02 22:47

Is this really free? Here is the "buy" page, and I don't see an entry for "personal use": https://www.softwareideas.net/en/purchase

webfork on 2018-05-02 22:55

@BGM: The standard edition isn't free if you're a commercial entity, hence the price tag.

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Multi Commander v8.1.0 Updated

billon on 10 May 2018
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 May 2018
  • 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 version" 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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Opera v53.0.2907.57 Updated Adware

billon on 16 May 2018
  • 137MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 May 2018
  • Suggested by Specular

Opera is a fast and secure web browser with tabbed, customizable interface. Features integrated searches, themes, device sync and mouse gestures. Also available is a service that includes a bookmarks and password sync along with an "off-road" mode that uses server-side compression to speed up browsing especially for low speed internet connections (account signup required). A variety of add-ons are available to extend functionality.

Based on Google Chrome, the program is available for Mac, Linux, Android and a variety of mobile phones and tablets. Opera v12 (Presto) is also available and includes many features not present in the newer version.

Alternative Portable versions:

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Opera Software, HKCU\Software\MozillaPlugins, HKLM\Software\MozillaPlugins.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download and launch Setup.exe
  2. Select Options and choose Stand-alone installation (USB)
  3. Set Install path to a folder of your choice and click Accept & Install
  4. Launch launcher.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Vivaldi, Google Chrome Portable
What's new? See:
https://www.opera.com/docs/changelogs/windows/
Latest comments
PAFuser on 2017-05-30 20:14

Deleting "Add site" button on start page will stop ads being added. Use address bar icon to add to speed dial, or bookmark.

PAFuser on 2017-09-07 00:12

Download directory: https://get.geo.opera.com/pub/opera/desktop/ Go to bottom of page for newest version, select win, then select your download:

PAFuser on 2018-01-03 12:12

Opera 50 is available. Not Beta. https://get.geo.opera.com/pub/opera/desktop/50.0.2762.45/

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KMPlayer 4.2.2.10 Updated

billon on 10 May 2018
  • 80MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 May 2018
  • Suggested by Fluffy

KMPlayer is a audio/video player that supports a wide range of file formats, including AVI, MKV, MPEG, OGM, MP4, ASF etc. without any additional codecs installed. It also has full VCD/DVD playback functionality. In addition, it is able to play incomplete/damaged AVI files, or media files that are locked while downloading or sharing.

Note: In the past, this application managed open source components against the terms of their respective licenses. The current status of this is unclear.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice.
  2. Launch KMPlayer.exe.
  3. Open "Preferences" window, click on "General", and check "Store Settings to KMPcfg.ini".

Alternatively, before launching KMPlayer.exe create a file called KMPCfg.ini in the EXE folder with these lines of text:

[\Software\KMPlayer\KMP4.0\OptionArea]
ConfigUseIni=int:1
AutoUpdate=int:0

The folders $TEMP and $PLUGINSDIR may also be removed to save space.
Similar/alternative apps: Light Alloy
Latest comments
webfork on 2017-05-21 22:22

kanu: thanks for your post but I just tested both with UniExtractor and 7zip and both worked fine.

kanu on 2017-05-23 05:20

webfork: Thanks for answering. It looks like the file I got from MajorGeeks is corrupted because I redownloaded and still didn't extract correctly. I searched for another host and now all the files extract as usual.
(Looks like I can't post vtotal urls here)
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(1) SHA256: 9163946ab2c859240f1d5372710ee3d9acb6a74b62b034d2c6f61e359bafedee
(2) SHA256: c4cf673211a6c894786666c2018f9563be63fe1b45cc67784fb1476638553e2a

apometron on 2017-09-30 15:50

The Brazilian Portuguese is not the real language, because Files in Brazilian are not "ficheiros". They are called "Arquivos". =( I have to change to English, because Portuguese of Portugal is not my preference.

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PointerStick v3.11 Updated

billon on 10 May 2018
  • 656KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 May 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

PointerStick modifies the mouse arrow to appear as a virtual pointer stick. This is helpful for presentations to highlight content and the size, shape and other details of the pointer can be customized.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create blank text file and name it PointerStick.ini
  3. Launch PointerStick.exe or PointerStick_x64.exe
What's new?
  • Code signing certificate.
  • Update of the language files.
  • Small corrections.
Latest comments
Daneel on 2012-07-03 18:26

But my arrow doesn't disappear with the stick.
It is possible to have the stick without original pointer with some effect for every cursor? Like normal, text, link cursor etc.

rogerthedodger on 2012-10-27 02:51

Yes agreed would be more useable if the original arrow was to disappear whilst the stick was on show. I do however like software by this guy, and couldnt live without "always mouse wheel" which is what microsoft should have originally had.

MIKLO on 2016-08-23 14:35

Since I don't see as good as I once did (old eyes)I'm always interested in a way to make a pointer BIGGER. Thanks.
MIKLO

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TeamSpeak v3.1.9 Updated

billon on 9 May 2018
  • 63MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 May 2018
  • 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:
https://forum.teamspeak.com/forums/91-Latest-News

ColorPix v1.2 Updated

billon on 9 May 2018

ColorPix is a simple color picker that gives you RGB, HEX, HSB and CMYK values that can be copied with shortcut keys or single left mouse click. It has a collapsible magnifier (max. 28x) and can stay on top of other windows.

NOTE: website is down, linking to archive.org.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download ColorPix.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Latest comments
infimum on 2010-12-20 08:49

"Games" and "Graphics" are close alphabetically ;-)

Specular on 2014-02-25 02:12

Easily my favorite color picking app, mainly for the compact size, any key locking, and one-click copying of values.

Adding HSL values would make it even better.

smaragdus on 2018-05-09 15:40

Website down and download link unavailable.
The program can be downloaded from Softpedia:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/WEB-Design/Web-Design-related/ColorPix.shtml

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Public DNS Server Tool v2.3 Updated

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

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

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

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

Didn't happen.

frease on 2014-03-19 23:17

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

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

AndTheWolf on 2018-05-09 14:55

Now at version 2.3

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Tor Browser v7.5.4 Updated

billon on 9 May 2018
  • 121MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 May 2018
  • Suggested by M@tty

Tor Browser enables secure, anonymous web access to help bypass various forms of censorship and tracking. It includes the Vidalia Tor client along with Firefox ESR, as well as a variety of configuration changes including the NoScript and HTTPS Everywhere add-ons to enhance privacy. The official browser bundle from the makers of Tor.

Note that the Tor site has some additional precautions that careful users may wish to follow.

Functional in 64-bit. Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Open Source (including GPL and MPL)
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer, launch, and extract a folder of your choice
  2. Launch Start Tor Browser.exe and answer a few quick questions about your connection
  3. When prompted, uncheck the option to add items to your Desktop or Start Menu
Similar/alternative apps: Advanced Onion Router
What's new? See:
https://blog.torproject.org/
Latest comments
Joe on 2015-04-28 20:37

Your instructions above say "Launch Start Tor Browser.exe and answer a few quick questions about your connection". Those instructions are misleading and confusing. I was stumped for a while until I realized the "Start Tor Browser" file is a shortcut, NOT an executable. Please correct the instructions by removing the text ".exe".

ronbo on 2015-06-16 13:40

Version 4.5.2 available.

smaragdus on 2015-09-05 03:36

I needed to connect to an onion site and downloaded the latest version (5.0.2) but Australis makes Tor Browser absolutely terrible and unusable- I do not want to install heaps of add-ons just to restore features the Mozilla idiots removed. I had an earlier version of Tor Browser (3.6.0- before the advent of the abominable Australis) but the perpetual blinking of the Tor button urging for update is unbearable and cannot be disabled. It can be removed from the tool-bar but this way one cannot acquire new identities.

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qBittorrent Portable v4.1.0 Updated

billon on 9 May 2018
  • 19MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 May 2018
  • Suggested by rbon

qBittorrent is a file sharing client modeled as an open alternative to µTorrent. It includes a torrent search engine, support for all extensions (DHT, Peer Exchange, crypto, Magnet/BitComet etc.), web interface, RSS, scheduler, IP Filtering (eMule and PeerGuardian compatible), IPv6 compliance and more. Uniquely, it includes a program lock to password-protect the interface.

The program includes torrent creation and even tracker capabilities (for serving content).

qBittorrent Portable is a portable version of the standard client. Alternatively, X-qBittorrent is also available. Clients are also available for other platforms (Mac, Linux, FreeBSD, OS/2) and in ~25 world languages.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch qBittorrentPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: µTorrent, Free Download Manager
What's new? See:
https://www.qbittorrent.org/news.php
Latest comments
stisev on 2017-01-03 10:32

Such garbage software. The author is about the biggest asshole I have ever met in the development world. Seriously, if you think this is an opinion go read the issues forum. as ransom for portable mode, he's demanding people give him money. You really can't make this shit up.

I gave qbittorrent an honest try. I can't get magnet links to associate with the portable version anymore. I even tried running it in Sandboxie and manually installing a reg entry.

This app should be reported and removed from PF as it constantly spreads its files all over my computer after magnet links are associated.
IT. IS. NOT. PORTABLE. and based on what the way the dev is screaming at its users, it's becoming donation-ware.

I encourage you all to petition mods to remove this app.

MIKLO on 2018-02-25 08:51

@stisev tell us what you really think lol, I will agree this software does have some problems that don't seem to get addressed so that's why I'm passing on this. :)
MIKLO

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Task Manager DeLuxe v2.26.0 Updated

billon on 12 May 2018
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 May 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Task Manager DeLuxe is a powerful alternative to the native Windows Task Manager, offering detailed monitoring and efficient administration and manipulation of processes, windows, services, sessions, startup entries, environment and system performance.

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 TMX.exe (for 32-bit OS) or TMX64.exe (for 64-bit OS).
What's new? See:
http://mitec.cz/Data/XML/data_tmxvh.xml
Latest comments
Guido76 on 2016-12-28 08:55

Same problem with Firefox : the site is blocked and it was impossible to directly download this software that i use for a while.
But you could download it, going on the web site at this link http://www.mitec.cz/tmx.html, and by clicking on button up and right on this page.

Guido76 on 2016-12-28 09:01

Sorry, but I forgot to precise you have to use Internet Explorer to download this software on the site Mitec, and not an another browser.

Happy.Camper2 on 2018-02-09 15:03

Hi Everyone,
In posting to the above 2016-12-28 Guido76 - I realize it's an old post but, maybe someone that reads it doesn't realize that it's not true that you Have to use MSIE.
I use K-Meleon, PaleMoon or Opera portable browsers-Go to the MiTeC site-Click the Download button & voila!-Just download the file. That's it. No fuss. No muss.

Have a terrific weekend everyone.

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