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Phoner v3.20

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

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

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

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch phoner.exe.
What's new? Fixed:
  • Crash after some failed SIP registrations.
  • In-place editing phone book entries.
Latest comments
Tester on 2008-11-22 13:39

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

Mickey Dee on 2009-09-27 11:16

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

Wolfghost on 2013-11-27 23:59

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

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CurrPorts v2.51

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

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

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

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice.
  2. Launch cports.exe.
  3. Optionally, download IPToCountry.csv or GeoLiteCity.dat to the same folder to show the Country of origin for each IP address.
Similar/alternative apps: LiveTcpUdpWatch, NetworkTrafficView
What's new?
  • Added 'Creation Timestamp' column, which displays the date/time that the connection was created. Be aware that this information is not available for all connections and it works better on Windows 10.
Latest comments
ranga on 2010-05-25 09:37

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

nothing bad, i will try this out

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

PortaFreeUser on 2011-05-26 13:54

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

__philippe on 2018-03-13 09:09

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

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

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

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Color Warlock v2.3.6 build 3

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

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

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

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

jaBuT v2018.04.21215

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

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

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

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

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

Midas on 2018-04-07 20:47

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

__philippe on 2018-04-07 21:18

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

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

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BrowserAddonsView v1.15

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

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

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch BrowserAddonsView.exe.
What's new?
  • In the 'Advanced Options' window:
    • You can now use environment variables in the specified profile folder of Chrome and Firefox (e.g.: %LocalAppdata%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Profile 1);
    • You can now specify the base profiles folder instead of a single profile (e.g.: %LocalAppdata%\Google\Chrome\User Data).

Jarte v6.2

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

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

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

    []
    Portable=1

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

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

Checker on 2015-09-06 10:58

@smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

smaragdus on 2016-03-16 03:16

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

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MultiBootUSB v9.2.0

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

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

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

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

@ Midas: Thanks ... and updated ;)

AndTheWolf on 2015-05-08 17:14

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

Checker on 2015-05-08 18:28

@ AndTheWolf: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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HandleCountersView v1.00

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

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

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

AllThreadsView v1.00

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

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

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

KeyboardStateView v1.00

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

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

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

Screenshot Captor v4.29.0

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

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

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder.
Note: ColorCop's version included with SC is no longer natively portable -- you'll have to revert to v5.3 if you use the color picker.
Stealth: ? No. Creates HKCU\RtColorPicker registry key, if you use the color picker included.
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Registerware for personal use; a license key must be obtained from DonationCoder (either by donating or by registering in their forums for free) to remove the nag message.
How to extract:
  1. Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Rename the file ConfigDir_Default.ini to ConfigDir.ini
  3. Launch ScreenshotCaptor.exe
Similar/alternative apps: ShareX, PicPick, FastStone Capture
What's new? See:
http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=3474.0
Latest comments
ripu on 2015-02-18 09:00

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

Midas on 2015-02-18 16:22

@ripu: thanks for reporting.

webfork on 2018-06-23 14:09

I just need to say again, good god this has a ton of features. It's far from smooth or intuitive, but if you do a lot with screenshots, you should get acquainted with what this can do.

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ProcessTCPSummary v1.00

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

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

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

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

AppCompatibilityView v1.00

billon on 29 Mar 2018
  • 115KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by billon

AppCompatibilityView displays the list of all programs that run with different compatibility settings, stored in the Registry under HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers and HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers keys.
It also allows you to easily modify, add or delete the compatibility settings of multiple applications at once.

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 AppCompatibilityView.exe.

WinDataReflector v1.8.1.1 Updated

billon on 5 Sep 2018
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Nov 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

WinDataReflector is a lightweight file synchronization and backup tool. It combines rapid file comparison and fast transfer algorithms into a simple and clear interface, offering a visual comparison of files and folders before synchronization / backup. It supports two-way synchronization and customizable rules.

The program can run operations in the background while you configure new ones in a separate tab.

Note: Linking to an older version (thanks smaragdus) as the latest "free" version cannot be used to synchronize more than 150 files, create more than 3 tasks or use automation (realtime, USB detection, scheduler).

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 7z package and extract either the Portable or Portable x64 ZIP file to a folder of your choice. Launch WinDataReflector.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Zback
What's new? See:
https://veridium.net/windatareflector/changelog/
Latest comments
REVerdi on 2018-03-20 06:28

I downloaded version 2.0.0 thinking it was 100% freeware, but the free version can not be used to sync more than 150 files, create more than 3 tasks or use automation.

MIKLO on 2018-03-23 13:22

Well that sure SUX, I don't understand why they put stuff in freeware and then hobble it so it can't really be used efficiently. Its like offering you a free sandwich with no bread, just doesn't make any sense. I don't even waste my time on this kinda stuff, as soon as I find out its so limited in what you can do I bail. That's why the comment section is so important.... at least to me it is :)
MIKLO

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ErrorMsg v1.3

webfork on 29 Mar 2018
  • 61KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Sep 2010
  • Suggested by guinness

ErrorMsg lets you quickly look up Windows error codes, providing a more human explanation. The program is ideal for developers who work in a Windows environment and need insight into system issues.

NOTE: Site offline, linking to archive.org mirror.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ErrorMsg.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Error Lookup, Windows Error Lookup Tool
What's new?
  • Added version info to .exe file.
  • Recompiled to remove msvcr100.dll dependency.
  • Pressing F1 now shows "About" Box.
Latest comments
fang-face on 2018-03-28 15:51

website not available any more.

MIKLO on 2018-03-29 11:28

I was able to go to website with no trouble :) I'm curious if this ErrorMsg software will work in terms of telling what the problem is.
MIKLO

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WeatherMate v4.10

billon on 1 Apr 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Jan 2017
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

WeatherMate gives you instant access to current weather conditions and forecasts for tens of thousands of locations worldwide. The program includes a customizable interface, radar images, severe weather alerts, a variety of maps and can even speak the weather. Temperature can be displayed in Celsius or Fahrenheit and various weather forecast formats are available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET Framework 3.5
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WeatherMate4.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: sWeather
What's new?
  • Reinstated display of radar images and US maps.
  • Increased the number of locations from 50K to 1M.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2016-03-21 11:20

WeatherMate v4.4 released as of 20-MAR-2106

Changelog: http://ravib.com/wm/relnotes.htm

PAFuser on 2018-03-27 20:31

Version 4.9 available on site.

__philippe on 2018-04-01 15:39

WeatherMate v4.10 released 31-MAR-2018

Changelog: http://ravib.com/wm/relnotes.htm

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Revo Uninstaller v2.0.5

billon on 26 Mar 2018
  • 32MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by Island Boy

Revo Uninstaller Free helps you remove any unwanted application installed on your computer. Additional clean-up tools include an auto-start manager, Windows tools manager, junk files cleaner, browsers history cleaner, office history cleaner, Windows history cleaner, unrecoverable delete tool and evidence remover.

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

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: Zsoft Uninstaller
What's new?
  • Improved scanning for leftovers.
  • Fixed minor bugs.
Latest comments
Midas on 2016-08-06 12:08

@ahaider7: moreover, why not? Didn't you get what you needed?

PAFuser on 2016-12-14 22:23

Also available on Portable Apps com (http://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/revo_uninstaller_portable), both 32 and 64 in one package

MIKLO on 2018-03-26 14:31

I've been using Revo for a very long time and it does everything I want and need it to do. I have not seen any other Un-installer anywhere near as good as Revo. Thanks to the makers for some great software, I appreciate your hard work, and it’s portable :)

MIKLO

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JumpListsView v1.16

billon on 26 Mar 2018
  • 149KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

JumpListsView displays the information stored by the 'Jump Lists' feature available when you right-click on something in the task bar in Windows 7 - 10. For every record found, data available includes the filename that the user opened, the date/time, the ID of the application, the size/time/attributes of the file on the time that the file was opened etc.

You can also export the Jump Lists records to csv/tab-delimited/xml/html file.

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 JumpListsView.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 JumpListsView will instantly filter the table, showing only items that contain the string you typed.

KuKnet FileRenamer v3.8

billon on 25 Mar 2018
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Jun 2017
  • Suggested by smaragdus

KuKnet FileRenamer is a flexible, powerful and easy to use file renaming tool which supports drag&drop and Unicode file names. Muliple renaming rules can be added such as replace, insert, delete, change case, change file extension, truncate, numeration, prefix-suffix, regular expressions and more. Files can also be renamed according to metadata- ID3 tag, Exif, date-time, file size, hash, etc. The processed files can be copied or moved to a directory specified by the user. Frequently used rules can be saved. KuKnet FileRenamer has a rich context menu which offers preview of images, copy to clipboard, sorting, export list and more.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FileRenamer.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Advanced Renamer, Ant Renamer, Inviska Rename, Rename Master
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2018-03-26 14:48

I don't see a 64-bit version but I'm gonna give this a try even though I am happy with the File Renamer I use (A Renamer), but ya never know I wouldn't wanna miss out on the best software ever :) lol

MIKLO

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Bat To Exe Converter 3.0.10

billon on 24 Mar 2018
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by Cornflower

Bat to Exe Converter takes DOS or Windows batch file scripts (.bat) and converts them into executable (.exe) files. This is useful for creating shortcuts on USB flash drives along with their appropriate icons, preventing an annoying batch window from appearing, and includes encryption and decompiler features.

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 the contents of Portable to a folder of your choice. Launch either Bat_To_Exe_Converter.exe or Bat_To_Exe_Converter_(x64).exe (for 64-bit OS).
Latest comments
RickC on 2018-02-13 17:23

I realise that this is a very old thread but the update info shows v3.0.8 was released on 1st Feb 2018. I've just tested Bat_To_Exe_Converter_(x64).exe, i.e. the 64-bit portable exe of v3.0.8. I used a 2-line BAT:

echo This is a test
pause

I compiled this, together with an icon, and submitted the result to VirusTotal. I'm disconcerted to see a score of 21/66 (https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/5ac7112fae2a252a5faa72199587cea903d97194cea45934df4fd1fecc326af3/analysis/1518532866/) and thought I would share this. Whilst I was expecting a few false positives (especially from less well-known AV products), 21 red flags out of 66 seems high. Does anyone have any recommendations for a different product? I'm retired and rarely need this so hoping for both freeware and portable.

webfork on 2018-02-13 22:15

RickC: You're right to look at high VirusTotal ratios as you did, but I have tested this program many times over the years without issue. As noted earlier in the comments, programs like this will always show up on scanners.

zorro on 2018-02-21 16:08

Interesting enough - when you visit the homepage and try to download the program, the button doesn't work, it's kind of greyed out (observation as of today, 21. Feb. 2018). Disabling all blockers doesn't help. The direct download link in this entry works however.

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Blender v2.79b

billon on 26 Mar 2018
  • 230MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Mar 2018
  • 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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PassMark OSFMount v2.0.1001

billon on 22 Mar 2018
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by Stone Tablet

OSFMount is a collection of virtual drive tools that allows mounting local disk image files as a drive letter, RAM disks and mounting CD or DVD images (for simplicity or speed). Supported image types include IMG, DD, ISO, BIN, NRG, SDI, AFF, AFM, AFD, VMDK (used by VMware), VHD (Virtual PC) and more.

The program is ideal for machines without a CD/DVD drive and, as most images are bit-for-bit copies of disk partitions, many programs will treat them as the real thing, enabling programs that require a program disc. For disk images, the program can give access to these files without booting or other required visualization software. RAM disks have a variety of uses including high speed caches, programs with frequent/intense disk reads/writes and some database applications.

Command line tools are also included.

Note: The developer warns: "it is recommended that 64-bit Windows is used when large disk image files are to be mounted."

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_OSFMOUNT

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\OSFMount
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Move the files in {app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch OSFMount.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Portable WinCDEmu, DiskInternals Linux Reader
What's new?
  • Updated/added warning and error messages when using format option on command line when specifying a ram drive that is smaller than 260MB.
  • Fixed issue with detecting partitions for ImageUSB images.
  • Microsoft signed OSFMount.sys driver for Windows 10.
Latest comments
Midas on 2014-05-12 16:06

@freakazoid: CDmage is ancient, I'm surprised someone even uses it anymore... :)

skall on 2015-02-23 10:21

whenever i try to mount an image (different formats), the message 'wrong parameter' appears and the new drive is not selectable? i am using the 64bit version and have admin rights.

any hints what might cause this?

i might be wrong, but it seems like this is the only up to date portable virtual cdrom software for win8.1?

Portable Reviewer on 2015-09-15 12:36

@Midas CDmage works like a charm unlike PassMark OSFMount despite "being ancient". Nothing ancient about it. PassMark OSFMount couldn't detect my image file properly as @freakazoid experienced. In fact very few free portable mount tools could handle my image file properly. I'm surprised you don't use CDmage to mount......

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sPortable v7.41.0.101 Adware

billon on 22 Mar 2018
  • 91MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Skype allows users to make voice and video calls over the Internet. Although calls to other Skype users are free, other types of connections (landlines, SMS text) are not. Additional features include instant messaging, file transfer and conferencing.

sPortable is a version from PortableApps.com.

Note

  • Decline if you see an upgrade prompt as this installs standard (not portable) Skype
  • The program became adware after it's inclusion in the database (after it's purchase by Microsoft)

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. (details)
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Adware
How to extract: Download sPortable_x.xx.x.xxx_online.paf.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.

Note: online installer requires internet connection
Similar/alternative apps: Discord Portable, TeamTalk, Brosix
What's new? See:
https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA34509/what-s-new-in-skype-for-windows-desktop
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2016-02-04 17:08

Gets worse with every update. Locks up and freezes half the time when trying to use emoticons.

josannesalvaleon on 2016-02-15 01:23

Great app! I use this regularly for my language classes.

webfork on 2017-03-21 01:30

I'm having a lot of problems with this program on Win7x64. It won't minimize, it won't close unless you do an "End Task" in Task Manager, and it doesn't remember me between sessions. Anyone else having issues?

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ChromeHistoryView v1.35

billon on 20 Mar 2018
  • 205KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by guinness

ChromeHistoryView reads the history data file of Google Chrome-based Web browsers and displays the list of all visited Web pages in the last days. For each visited Web page, the following information is displayed: URL, Title, Visit Date/Time, Number of visits, number of times that the user typed this address (Typed Count), Referrer and Visit ID.

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 ChromeHistoryView.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: BrowsingHistoryView
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 ChromeHistoryView will instantly filter the history table, showing only items that contain the string you typed.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-03-15 12:28

ChromeHistoryView v1.30 realeased 14-MAR-2017

Changelog: Version 1.30
   "Added new columns: 'Transition Type' and 'Transition Qualifiers'."
   "You can read about the meaning of these fields here and here."

Since the Readme.txt file "here and here" pointers lead to...never-never land,
(and the equivalent *.chm help file entry generates some obscure error message)
the following real pointers might perhaps be more helpful in clarifying the added fields gist :

Transition Types explained:
https://developer.chrome.com/extensions/history

Transition Qualifiers explained:
https://developer.chrome.com/extensions/webNavigation

(Thanks @billon who obligingly provided alternative pointers in the What's new entry...;-)

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Just Color Picker v5.1

billon on 19 Mar 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by lautrepay

Just Color Picker is a tool that captures the colour of any pixel in any screen area and displays its code in a variety of formats: HTML, RGB, HEX, HSB/HSV, HSL, CMYK and Delphi.

Note: Version 2.1 supports Win95 - NT.

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 and then do one of the following:

    • Create an empty text file in the application folder and name it jcpicker.ini
    • Run jcpicker.exe /ini and then close the program
  2. Launch jcpicker.exe
Similar/alternative apps: ColorMania, ColorSchemer ColorPix
What's new?
  • Improved handling of high DPI screens.
  • Corrected cursor positioning in multi-screen setups.
  • 7x7 pixel averaged colour sampling.
Latest comments
tomcat on 2018-01-22 04:43

The instructions say:
"Run jcpicker.exe /ini and then close the program"
How do you Run that? In the folder there is an exe and an ini file, but not an exe /ini.

Midas on 2018-01-22 07:27

Type '[Windows key]+R', drag and drop 'jcpicker.exe' into the "Run" dialog, edit the the character string you just placed in the "Open" field, adding " /ini" at the end, click the "OK" button and presto... it's called a "Command Line Parameter".

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WildRename v2.15

webfork on 17 Mar 2018
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 May 2008
  • Suggested by M. Maltbia

WildRename is a batch file rename utility. You can insert or delete letters from filenames, convert between uppercase and lowercase, etc. The program also supports regular expressions for more complex changes.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch wildren.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Ant Renamer, Flexible Renamer, Rename Master, Siren
Latest comments
neu on 2007-02-04 22:11

prefered use rename master, a lot more flexibility.

Gmacri on 2009-01-29 04:10

Renamer is the best.
http://www.den4b.com/

HUJ on 2009-01-31 13:34

easy to learn and use. you can simulate the convertion to se if its right before you convert. possible to save the settingS for ex. mp3 file renaming. makes it easier next time. i tryed renamer but this one is very easy to use. just what i wanted. THANKS

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ESEDatabaseView v1.61

billon on 16 Mar 2018
  • 141KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

ESEDatabaseView reads and displays the data stored inside a database 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
Unicode support: 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 'Run As Administrator' option (Ctrl+F11).
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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QupZilla v2.2.6

billon on 14 Mar 2018
  • 213MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

QupZilla is a modern web browser that implements all standard features, as well as extras like a SSL certificate manager, search engine manager, themes, speed dial, extensions, AdBlock, GreaseMonkey, mouse gestures, access keys navigation, a command-line interface and more.

Cross-platform (Mac, Linux and more) and, despite the name, the program is not Mozilla Gecko-based: the program is WebKit-based similar to Safari and Chrome.

Alternatively, QupZilla Portable is stealth, portablizes paths and bundles the required Visual C DLLs. X-QupZilla is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Writes a few QT-related keys to the registry.
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "Portable" self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch qupzilla.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: QtWeb, Google Chrome, Opera, Vivaldi
What's new? See:
https://github.com/QupZilla/qupzilla/blob/master/CHANGELOG
Latest comments
freakazoid on 2015-10-22 19:05

Qupzilla is getting a little memory hungry. I have removed this from my favorites list.

If you want a barebones browser that uses little memory, I would recommend the latest version of K-Meleon.

smaragdus on 2017-02-04 16:56

@billon
At first look QupZilla version 2.1.0 seems to have improved significantly compared to version 2.0.2, but it uses far more resources compared to version 1.8.9. I did just a brief testing.

freakazoid on 2017-02-11 22:46

I can confirm what smaragdus said about v2.1.0.

Memory usage hovers around 120-140 MB RAM, but that is to be expected when the core engine is now updated to use QtWebEngine, which is powered by Chromium. To compare, I had an older version of Qupzilla v1.8.6 lying around and that used 210 MB RAM.

It's a good alternative to the existing Chromium-powered browsers, but if you're using a Chromium backend, you might as well use Chromium so you can gain access to the wealth of available extensions out there rather than some homebrewed versions that come with QupZilla.

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RetroShare v0.6.4

billon on 14 Mar 2018
  • 49MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Mar 2018
  • 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: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the "Portable" 7z package and extract (using a program like PeaExtractor) to a folder of your choice. Launch RetroShare.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: qTox, Brosix
What's new? See:
https://retroshareteam.wordpress.com/
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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fre:ac v1.0.32 Updated

billon on 18 Sep 2018
  • 14MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by Andrew Healey

fre:ac (pronounced "freak") is a feature-rich audio tool set featuring audio encoding and conversion, CD ripper, playlist and metadata editor. The program supports most popular audio formats such as MP3, M4A, WMA, OGG and FLAC, as well as support for a long list of additional converters such as Quicktime and Shorten. For CDs, the program supports reliable conversion (CD Paranoia), online databases (CDDB/freedb) and CDText, automatically writing song information metadata. The program is optimized for multi-core systems, making conversions as fast as possible.

Functional in 64-bit Windows and cross-platform (Mac, Linux, FreeBSD). Available in many world languages. Alternatively, fre:ac Portable automatically adjusts paths.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete translator.exe, unnecessary language and manual files. Launch freac.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: CUETools, LameXP
What's new? See:
https://github.com/enzo1982/freac/releases
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2014-07-28 15:22

fre:ac 1.0.22 is out- http://sourceforge.net/projects/bonkenc/files/

Checker on 2014-07-28 16:10

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

smaragdus on 2016-12-05 14:51

I prefer freac snapshots to freac stable because the snapshots support more encoders (including the best one- OptimFROG, Monkey's Audio, WavPack, etc).

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Inkscape Portable v0.92.3

billon on 13 Mar 2018
  • 247MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Mar 2018
  • 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: GNU GPLv2
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
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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DevManView v1.51

billon on 12 Mar 2018
  • 139KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by guinness

DevManView is an alternative to the standard Windows Device Manager. It displays all devices and their properties in a flat table, instead of a hierarchical treeview. In addition to displaying the devices of your local computer, DevManView also lets you view the device list of another computer on your network, as long as you have administrator access rights to that computer.

DevManView can also load the devices list from external instance of Windows and disable unwanted devices. This feature can be useful if you have trouble starting Windows on a particular machine and you need to disable a problematic device.

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 DevManView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Select All' and 'Deselect All' to the 'Column Settings' window.
Latest comments
bro on 2013-11-01 19:17

I use this to enable/disable my touch screen on Windows 8.

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AutoIt v3.3.14.5

billon on 16 Mar 2018
  • 29MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by Klaatu

AutoIt is a BASIC-like scripting language designed for automating the Windows GUI and general scripting. It uses a combination of simulated keystrokes, mouse movement and window/control manipulation in order to automate tasks or perform user interface testing.

Users new to the program are encouraged to read an introduction (thanks guinness.)

Recommend: AutoIt Portable allows you to create a portable environment of SciTE4AutoIt3 and AutoIt together, as well as cleaning AppData and opening the program editor with sample scripts (also thanks to guinness).

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 ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AutoIt3.exe or AutoIt3_x64.exe (for 64 bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: AutoHotkey
What's new? See:
https://www.autoitscript.com/autoit3/docs/history.htm
Latest comments
guinness on 2013-12-24 10:13

@IanFromBarrie, strange as Avast is being over protective. AutoIt Creator is designed by me and is not affiliated with AutoIt.

@Ganamyde, in the future please give a reason as to why that is, otherwise your comment has no merit.

gbrao on 2018-03-10 00:13

3.3.14.3 (2nd February, 2018) (Release)

CL : https://www.autoitscript.com/autoit3/docs/history.htm

DL : https://www.autoitscript.com/site/autoit/downloads/

gbrao on 2018-03-10 00:16

Sorry it's v3.3.14.4

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MPH v1.1.5

billon on 11 Jun 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

MPH (Media Player Hotkeys) allows you to control many popular media players from one set of global hotkeys. Since different players all have different shortcuts, MPH only requires you remember one set of controls. Includes support for lesser-used and "media" buttons on your keyboard and allows a variety of functions including Play, Pause, PlayPause, Stop, Next, Previous, Volume Up, Volume Down, Volume Mute and Show Popup Menu.

These applications are fully or partially supported: 1by1, AIMP, AIMP3, AIMP4, ALPlayer, ALSong, Billy, CoolPlayer, Foobar2000 WA, foobar2000, KMPlayer, Light Alloy, Media Player Classic, MPC-BE, MPC-HC, Pandora Desktop App, PotPlayer, Quintessential Media Player, Screamer Radio, STP, Spider Player, Spotify, Trout, VLC, Winamp and Windows Media Player.

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 MPH.exe.
What's new?
  • Spotify client version 1.0.75.483.g7ff4a0dc is now partially supported.
Latest comments
Ganamyde on 2013-06-07 11:27

skwire, you are too quick releasing your apps, its better you thoroughly test them first.

Napiophelios on 2013-06-07 21:58

Seems to work fine on WinXPSP2

no error messages or oversized feilds in the gui (like your screengrabs indicate)
what OS you using Ganmyde?

webfork on 2013-12-26 21:09

Got a new keyboard for my system the other day and once again this program came through for me to make the pause/play button work with VLC and Foobar. Win.

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StackNotes v1.0.4.4

billon on 13 Mar 2018
  • 710KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Mar 2018
  • 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.

Optionally, delete Sources.zip.
What's new? See:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/stacknotes/files/
Latest comments
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.

h3kt0r on 2018-02-08 12:43

Software is certified by SoftPedia as beeing "Clean of virus, spywares, adwares". The reason why it was reported as beeing "potentially malicious" at SourceForge was due to the AES encryption command line tool included with the package. This tool is no more distributed with the package and can optionnaly be downloaded from the "AES Crypt" website if needed. You can post questions, requests or discuss anything on the forum here : https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=22131.
If you happen to find a bug, please send me a mail; thank you !

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DirSync Pro v1.53

billon on 9 Mar 2018
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by karl_karlsson

DirSync Pro is a small but powerful utility for file and folder synchronization. The program can be used to synchronize the content of one or many folders recursively. The program can make both real-time sync (as it happens) as well as incremental updates.

Cross-platform (Java) with clients available for Mac and Linux. Alternatively, a WinPenPack version is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Java JRE 1.7.0 or above is needed to run DirSync Pro.
Reported to work with jPortable with the jPortable Launcher.
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DirSyncPro.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: WinDataReflector
What's new? See:
https://www.dirsyncpro.org/news.html
Latest comments
webfork on 2016-05-22 04:59

Although I've been more focused on Bvckup 2 for Windows (due to the delta copy feature), DirSync Pro comes in handy on occasions and is far and away my favorite sync program on Mac.

smaragdus on 2016-05-22 06:15

@webfork
I also like and use DirSync Pro- it is packed with features and has a great preview (Analyze).

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USBDeview v2.75

billon on 4 Mar 2018

USBDeview lists all USB devices plugged into your computer, both current and past. Information on devices includes name/description, type, serial number (for mass storage), the date/time that device was added, Vendor ID, Product ID etc. The program also allows you to disconnect currently connected USB devices as well as uninstall previously used USB devices. The program can be used on a remote computer, as long as you have an admin login to that computer.

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 a folder of your choice. Launch USBDeview.exe.

Optionally, to show the vendor name and product name of your USB devices, download usb.ids to the same folder.
Similar/alternative apps: USB Oblivion
What's new?
  • When connecting a remote computer, the computer name is now displayed in the window title.
  • Added 'Select All' and 'Deselect All' to the 'Column Settings' window.
Latest comments
Midas on 2015-12-11 21:32

@MIKLO: USB Oblivion (http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=2287) does precisely what you mentioned...

MIKLO on 2017-05-25 14:30

@Midas thank you & I have used Oblivion before it is a very good App and works great, I do like better than USBDeview although it also is a very good App. Again that's @Midas for your help and info here and on many other Apps or Software on this site :)
MIKLO

Midas on 2017-05-26 10:25

Glad to be of help. :)

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Isotoxin v0.4.528

webfork on 18 Jun 2018
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Mar 2018
  • 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 support for the XMPP (Jabber) protocol.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
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?
  • Markdown syntax parsing can be disabled.
  • Compact view of contact list.
  • Received image treated as new message.
  • Bugfix: file transfer resume.
  • toxcore updated to toktok 0.2.0.
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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OpalCalc v1.89

billon on 4 Mar 2018
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by twinbee

OpalCalc is new type of calculator using natural language to function like Notepad or a word processor. It lets you build text with numbers adjacent to sums over multiple lines so you can quickly go back and adjust your previous calculations with the answers auto-updating on the fly. OpalCalc is ideal for putting math into everyday thinking such as for quick budgets and shopping lists.

Built-in features include percentages, currency conversion, custom functions/variables, date/time support, color coding, lightweight size, configurable interface, hundreds of measures and functions, and more.

Freeware version limited to 5 lines.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET Framework 3.5
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Liteware
How to extract: Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch OpalCalc.exe.
What's new? See:
http://www.skytopia.com/software/opalcalc/#history
Latest comments
Foot on 2014-04-28 00:35

The download links (at 27 April 2014) lead to the installers. The portable zip is available through a link at the upper right of the website page.

twinbee on 2014-04-28 13:41

@Foot: Thanks, main links on this page fixed!

DarkShadow on 2016-02-17 10:01

v1.80 released !

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Winyl v3.3

webfork on 22 Mar 2018
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by ArnaudNime

Winyl is a lightweight digital audio player with a minimalist design and skinable interface. The program plays all popular formats and automatically organizes files into categories based on audio tags, making your music easy to find and play. The program offers music organization tools, Internet radio, track rating, smart playlists, rapid search, song lyrics, and music tagging.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3 (donate)
How to extract: Download the 'Portable Version' ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Winyl.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language folders.
Similar/alternative apps: AIMP
What's new?
  • Winyl is open-source now. The source code is available.
  • License changed to GPLv3.
  • Fixed WASAPI Exclusive audio output.
Latest comments
Midas on 2016-01-26 12:42

@smaragdus: from the latest changelog, looks like your request has (finally) been granted... :)

smaragdus on 2016-01-28 05:42

@Midas
Yes! I am glad I did a small contribution to the development of Winyl by testing it with some Cue sheets. The developer is a very helpful guy and he fixed all the problems some Cue sheets caused.

PAFuser on 2018-03-22 17:24

64 bit "test" version available: http://vinylsoft.com/download/winyl_portable_x64_test.zip I have not had any problems with it.

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QuickImageComment v4.31

billon on 2 Mar 2018
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by Midas

QuickImageComment is a tool with a variety of tools around viewing, editing and removing digital image metadata files. It can sync times, compare, export, or use the data to modify the file name (e.g. rename the the file to the date the photo was taken).

The program functions with JPEG, TIFF and various RAW formats, retrieving data from a variety of formats including EXIF, IPTC and XMP properties.

The program has privacy features of deleting all metadata, which can include location and equipment used) as well as batch operations.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract it to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch QuickImageComment.exe or QuickImageCommentX64.exe
  3. After choosing the program language, select "Program folder" for "Storage location for user settings" and click "OK"
Similar/alternative apps: ExifDataView, ExifToolGUI,
What's new? See:
http://www.quickimagecomment.de/index.php/en/change-history
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-09-28 17:13

@IanFromBarrie
The corruption of QuickImageComment archives happen when they are downloaded by Free Download Manager and some other download managers. It seems that the problem is caused by Phoca Download (http://www.phoca.cz/phocadownload) the official web-site uses. In order to get the file right please download it via a browser.
For more information please see this forum post:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=83259#p83259

xor on 2016-09-28 20:57

looking forward not to hear excuses about some tags related to Exif.Photo.MakerNote, Exif.Image.Make and their dependencies that can't be removed which represent roughly 40 KB of file size

__philippe on 2016-11-17 14:16

QuickImageComment v4.26 released as of 17-NOV-2016

- fixed page display bug introduced in v4.25

Update notification courtesy smaragdus:
https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=84127#p84127

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GUIPropView v1.05

billon on 1 Mar 2018
  • 125KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by billon

GUIPropView displays extensive information about all windows currently opened on your system. The upper pane of GUIPropView displays all top level windows, and when you select a window in the upper pane, the lower pane displays the list of all child windows of the selected top level window.
You can also select one or more windows and then do some actions on them like close, hide, show, minimize, maximize, disable, enable and so on.

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 GUIPropView.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: WinLister
What's new?
  • Added 'Font Name' and 'Monitor' columns.

BleachBit v2.0

billon on 28 Feb 2018
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by guinness

BleachBit quickly frees disk space, removes hidden junk and safeguards your privacy. You can erase cache, Internet history, cookies (including the much-maligned "evercookie"), DOM storage, unused localizations and temporary files of 70 applications including Firefox, Internet Explorer, Flash, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari, Adobe Reader, APT and more. Additional applications can be added with the community authored winapp2.ini cleaner list in the Preferences - General tab (requires restart).

Includes wipe function to protect privacy, support for many languages, and available for Linux and Mac OS X.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch bleachbit.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: CCleaner
What's new? See:
https://www.bleachbit.org/news
Latest comments
1C3M4N on 2016-01-01 18:16

@I am Baas
The link didn't work some hours ago, that's why I asked.

Checker on 2016-01-01 18:25

@1C3M4N: Link seems to work fine now ;)

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IrfanView v4.51 Updated

billon on 8 Sep 2018
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

IrfanView is a viewer for a wide variety of image, audio and video formats. The program includes batch processing, creation of panoramic images, edition of multi-page TIFF files, lossless JPEG rotate/crop and effects such as sharpen and blur. Other tools such as screen capture, scanner, slideshow, plugin support and ability to capture icons from EXE or DLL.

Alternatively, IrfanView Portable is also available and updates drive letters and handles registry keys.

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCR\IrfanView
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for non-commerical use
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete iv_uninstall.exe
  3. Optionally, download the plugins ZIP package and extract the contents to the Plugins sub folder
  4. Launch i_view32.exe or i_view64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
Note: Plugins adds more than 20 megs to the size and support for more graphics, audio, video and more. Plugins for OCR and PDF tools are available separate download -- see the thread in forums on how to enable them with portable installations.
Similar/alternative apps: XnView, Imagine, FastStone Image Viewer
What's new?
  • Improved JPG save option: "Set file size" (no RIOT PlugIn needed).
  • New options in IrfanView Shell Extension (PlugIns website).
  • Support for animated WebP files.
  • Some fixes (Zoom box text, EXE/DLL icon loading).
  • Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please download the newest versions.
Latest comments
zorro on 2017-10-14 20:18

Attention! Version 4.50 changes the ini-file to unicode (UTF16 LE) - as a side-effect the dropdown-zoombox in the menu (if activated) doesn't show up the percentage-steps any more, only %%. You can still type in the desired percentage and press enter, but the predefined steps don't work. This sure will be corrected, but if someone can't live with that: stay with V4.44 until next version.

zorro on 2018-02-28 06:26

As mentioned above the problems with unicode were solved. Zip now contains a text file with following advise:

>> Please start IrfanView and call (once) any of the dialogs:
- Properties (P), or
- File->Open (O), or
- File->Save As (S), or
- Batch (B)
to convert/set IrfanView INI file to UNICODE mode !

If the INI file is not converted to Unicode, some of the options (like filenames, paths or text options)
may NOT be saved properly and the feature may not be working as expected.

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MiTeC DirList v1.3.0

billon on 26 Feb 2018

MiTeC DirList creates file and folder listings that can be saved to CSV file or HTML with defined layout.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DirList.exe.
What's new?
  • System and hidden files support added.
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2016-02-20 07:22

Thanks Midas, working fine now.

CornHolio the Gringo on 2018-03-02 17:13

Seems like soft from Mitec is now stealth?

CornHolio the Gringo on 2018-03-02 17:14

In past, software from Mitec was not stealth, allthow it was addressed as "portable"

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RSS Guard 3.5.6

billon on 26 Feb 2018
  • 128MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by smaragdus

RSS Guard is a customizable, skinnable feed reader with a tabbed interface. It can fetch the most known feed formats, including RSS/RDF and ATOM and store them in a nested list, keyboard shortcuts, notification settings, gesture support and more.

Cross-platform, supporting a wide array of operating systems (Linux, OS X, *BSD and more).

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: All custom dependencies are packed in the archive. If user wants to use MySQL backend, then he/she has to have MySQL server running.
Stealth: ? Yes. (You have to check the option to remove the Trolltech registry keys, in Tools/Settings/General).
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the 7z package and extract (using a program like PeaExtractor) to a folder of your choice. Launch rssguard.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary translations.
Similar/alternative apps: QuiteRSS, GreatNews, FeedReader, NFReader
What's new? See:
https://github.com/martinrotter/rssguard/releases
Latest comments
ozziguy on 2017-01-26 12:21

Note that v3.3.7 does not support XP anymore because QT5 does not support it

Anybody using XP must go back to v3.3.5

webfork on 2017-09-11 04:07

@billon: Good catch. The developer appears to have followed up with a 7zip version.

webfork on 2017-10-25 21:12

@billon: good catch, I've notified Andrew. In the meantime just put it in the 32-bit box.

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QiPress Lite v1.073

billon on 26 Feb 2018
  • 944KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by billon

QiPress is a monitor for the system keyboard and mouse, describing activity in a small, semi-transparent black box in the corner of your screen. Ideal for presentations, screencasts and program how-tos, the program can also behave as a diagnosis tool for keyboard problems, describe unlabeled keys, or provide feedback show when an application is ignoring input.

Settings are available to ignore key-sets to exclude for example mouse or keypad activity, as well as window color, transparency, fade-out and more.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal, non-commercial use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch QiPress.exe.
Latest comments
utilfreak on 2015-05-31 01:35

The program is stealth again.

I am Baas on 2015-06-02 02:52

@utilfreak

Thank you.

Also, QiPress triggers a User Account Control (UAC) prompt. What does it need it for?

utilfreak on 2015-06-03 16:09

@I am Baas
Thank you for your note, I wasn't aware of it as I have set UAC to the lowest level. QiPress 1.064 Build 6 will now trigger UAC only if it is running within:
a) C:\Program Files*\* OR
b) Root of a drive
This is generally required by programs that need to dynamically update their resources within those paths.

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JPEGView v1.0.37

billon on 24 Feb 2018
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by infimum

JPEGView is a minimalistic viewer/editor designed to view images from digital cameras full screen and with highest quality possible. Basic image editing functionality is provided, allowing correction for typical problems as color cast, high/low contrast, orientation and under- or overexposure very quickly and interactively during review of the images. The program can view and save JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF, TIFF, or WEBP. Includes batch rename and copy features.

While JPEGView is not intended as a replacement for a full-blown image editor, the included tool set of commonly-used modifications means such editors should be needed less often.

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

Alternatively, JPEGView Portable is also available from PortableApps.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a temproary folder
  2. Choose the folder for your operating system (JPEGView32 or JPEGView64) and copy to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch JPEGView.exe
Similar/alternative apps: FreeVimager
What's new? See:
https://sourceforge.net/p/jpegview/news/
Latest comments
webfork on 2018-01-19 17:30

Needless to say, this program is drastically better than the included image viewer for Win10.

alanc on 2018-02-25 05:00

I agree with the positive comments. I scanned all my ancient negatives and slides to huge tif files. This is the only viewer that opens these full screen instantly on my machine. Other progs have more functionality, and I have those, but as a graphics viewer on a Windows box, this is unrivalled.

To put it on the right click context menu for a folder, make and run a reg file as follows:
_____________________________________________________________________________________________

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\JPEGView]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\JPEGView\command]
@="C:\\Portables\\Graphics\\JPEGView64\\JPEGView.exe \"%1\""
_____________________________________________________________________________________________


where "C:\\Portables\\Graphics\\JPEGView64\\JPEGView.exe" is your path to the exe.

shnbwmn on 2018-05-07 06:10

You can also use something like eXpresso[1], which has the benefit of being global and singular.

[1]: http://www.lupopensuite.com/db/expresso.htm

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TinyTask v1.62

billon on 23 Feb 2018
  • 33KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by donald

TinyTask is a small, simple mouse and keyboard macro recorder. Anything you do with the mouse or type on the keyboard while the program is running can be replayed as many times as you choose. Recordings can even be compiled into an executable file.

Notes:

  1. Recordings are not editable (perhaps in a theoretical v2).
  2. May not record mouse wheel movement on some mice.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch tinytask.exe.

Optionally, click the Tool icon on the right side of the window and choose "Remember Settings in .INI".

Issue: If the program does not record mouse clicks, restart.
Similar/alternative apps: TyperTask
What's new?
  • Added custom playback speeds.
  • New homepage.
Latest comments
webfork on 2011-02-14 17:09

For simple, repetitive tasks that you don't need a big program to fully automate, this can be a surprising time saver. Two caveats: 1. Do not touch the keyboard or mouse while the macro is running. 2. If you want to stop a process in the middle, hit ctrl+shift+alt+P. Very, very happy with it.

Ruby on 2011-02-15 18:56

Updated: Creation of ini is not needed as there's a setting in "Options" > 'Remember Settings in .INI'

stisev on 2017-04-22 07:06

I really love this app, but it doesn't come with multiline support. (You can only automate 1 line at a time and can't do paragraphs

I was forced to use a custom-version of Breevy that is 100% portable.

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SunsetScreen v1.28

billon on 28 Feb 2018
  • 773KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Feb 2018
  • 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 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?
  • Startup alternative made simpler.
  • No default install now, just the portable executable.
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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RTMPDumpHelper v1.22

billon on 21 Feb 2018
  • 168KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

RTMPDumpHelper easily downloads video/audio streams used by live streaming websites such as Hulu, justin.tv and others. Open a Web page containing an RTMP-format video stream in your favorite Web browser and, while watching the video, it is saved to your disk automatically as a .FLV or .MP4 file.

Requires proxy server toolkit "RTMPDump toolkit", which must be downloaded separately.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Download the Windows build of RTMPDump toolkit, and extract rtmpsuck.exe and rtmpsrv.exe into the same folder
  3. Launch RTMPDumpHelper.exe
What's new?
  • RTMPDumpHelper now temporary disables the DLL protection mechanism of Firefox in order to load RTMPDumpHelper.dll into Firefox.
    Also, be aware that Firefox is now installed as 64-bit Web browser by default, so you have to use the 64-bit version of RTMPDumpHelper if you have 64-bit system.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-09-17 23:23

For me RTMPDumpHelper is the most useful of all Nir Sofer tools. It is rarely updated but it is still working fine.

freakazoid on 2016-09-17 23:59

I use youtube-dl (command line) almost exclusively nowadays.

TVideoDownloader is a frontend GUI for youtube-dl:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2640

Also, there's some more info about youtube-dl on the forums:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=21879

smaragdus on 2016-09-18 18:37

@freakazoid
Thank you for your input. In fact I know TVideoDownloader. I have used another youtube-dl front-end- Moo0 YouTube Downloader:
https://is.gd/2UqwMT
It is not portable (perhaps it can be made portable?) and I update youtube-dl.exe manually. But I have not tested neither TVideoDownloader nor Moo0 YouTube Downloader with RTMP streams- I didn't know that youtube-dl supported RTMP protocol.
Note- I used url shortener because the actual link of Moo0 YouTube Downloader:
http://www.moo0.com/?top=http://www.moo0.com/software/YouTube/
is not shown properly by this site.

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Audacity v2.2.2 Updated

billon on 24 Jul 2018
  • 26MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Audacity is a multi-track sound recorder and editor with support for most audio formats and sophisticated effects such as noise removal and studio reverb. Users can record live audio, compress or convert file types, as well as cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together.

Cross platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

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

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty folder and name it Portable Settings in the same directory
  3. Launch Audacity.exe
Due to licensing restrictions, users must follow these instructions to export to MP3.

(Thanks to user "r" for instructions posted to this forum thread.)
Similar/alternative apps: Wavosaur
What's new? See:
http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Category:Release_Notes
Latest comments
PAFuser on 2017-07-25 19:02

Using Audacity Portable and folder is there after close.

zorro on 2018-07-24 08:42

Current version is somehow stealth after configuring the temporary folder to point to something inside the program folder (Audacity doesn't accept the system temp folder) - the created "Audacity/SessionStore" folder in LocalAppData can then be deleted.
No entries in the registry any more (except Audio.. PropertyStore, but this applies to all programs with sound output and is not persistent)

zorro on 2018-07-24 14:20

...sorry, business as usual - somehow inconsistent, but after the third start, Audacity created %LocalAppData%\Audacity again. And in addition there's no way to change the language. Strange behaviour.

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Quick Any2Ico v2.3.0.0

billon on 20 Feb 2018
  • 343KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Quick Any2Ico can take high quality icon or image files from a binary executable or resource file (.exe or .dll). Icons can be exported to a variety of formats with available sizing options. The program can also be used to add or remove image formats from icon files.

Command-line capabilities included.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download Quick_Any2Ico.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: ToYcon, Imagicon
What's new? See:
http://www.carifred.com/quick_any2ico/#whats_new
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2017-04-03 15:10

Very nice, I am able to make icons with this app when IcoFX2 is unable.Quick Any2Ico has a small footprint & is fast and reliable along with being very user friendly.
MIKLO

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Paul's Extreme Sound Stretch Portable v2.2-2 Rev 2

billon on 19 Feb 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Nov 2014
  • Suggested by Emka

Paul's Extreme Sound Stretch is a program for modifying audio, although its most noted feature is stretching. The program includes the capability for (8x, 50x etc.) sound stretching, as well "spectral smoothing" the sounds to escape the audio artifacts common in other audio editors when dramatically slowing audio. Includes many post-processing effects including filters, pitch/frequency shifters and more. The program imports WAV, OGG and MP3 files and can export to WAV or OGG.

The program can be used as an audio toy or in creating ambient or "screw"-style music.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch PaulStretchPortable.exe.
What's new? See:
http://hypermammut.sourceforge.net/paulstretch/
Latest comments
dmg on 2010-10-21 07:43

Very nice! The controls are a bit confusing, but if you play around with it the results can be astounding.

Checker on 2010-10-21 07:50

For a little help go to: http://hypermammut.sourceforge.net/paulstretch/

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mp3DirectCut v2.24

billon on 19 Feb 2018
  • 497KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

mp3DirectCut is a small tool for editing MPEG audio directly. You can remove parts, change the volume, split files or copy regions to new files, all without the need to decompress your MP3 into PCM/WAV. This saves work, encoding time and disk space. In addition, there is no quality loss to edited files.

Functional in Linux via WINE.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes. Enable under Settings/Misc
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch mp3DirectCut.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new?
  • File corruption bug on Split fixed.
  • Split dialog improved.
  • Batch dialog redesigned.
  • Functions to set or remove Cue flags.
  • Some corrections and fixings.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-10-01 00:47

There is a new version of mp3DirectCut- 2.21, but I do not like the new icon and will stick to mp3DirectCut 2.20. I do not get it why all developers embrace the ugly and unbearable M$ flat design.

Specular on 2016-02-20 12:47

In v2.22 there's a 'Configuration Storage' setting under Prefs>Folders. By default it's unchecked. Does it need to be enabled for portable use?

j7n on 2017-04-06 22:59

The new "flat" design with similar monochrome icons is a step back in usability. Normal appearance, apart from grouping of toolbar buttons, can be restored under Configuration -> Layout.

The program is a good tool for trimming old MP3 encodes without incurring further quality loss. Glitches are avoided if the MP3 is upconverted to 320 kbit beforehand with MP3Packer.

I wish it also supported common simple video soundtrack formats.

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VaultPasswordView v1.08

billon on 18 Feb 2018
  • 138KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Feb 2018
  • 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?
  • Multiple users reported about 'Invalid key file inside the Protect folder' error. The error message was incorrect and now it's displayed as 'Invalid key in policy file'. Also, added debug information to this error message in order to find out the cause of this error.
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2017-08-21 14:56

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

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Crypto Notepad v1.1.2

billon on 18 Feb 2018
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by smaragdus

Crypto Notepad is a simple, notepad-like text editor that encrypts saved files. Other features include font and color customization, word wrap, shortcut keys, and auto-lock on minimize. You can press the lock icon to hide information without closing the application (will switch to a password prompt).

Utilizes the AES encryption algorithm with available 128, 192, and 256 key sizes.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET 4.5
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT License
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Crypto Notepad.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: fSekrit, Steganos LockNote
What's new? See:
https://github.com/Sigmanor/Crypto-Notepad/wiki/Release-Notes
Latest comments
Hawk on 2017-02-13 14:20

Don't have tabs?

webfork on 2017-02-13 22:52

@Hawk: no but feel free to request that feature on the github site. Author is fairly responsive.

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WakeMeOnLan v1.83

billon on 17 Feb 2018
  • 377KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

WakeMeOnLan allows you to easily turn on one or more computers remotely by sending Wake-on-LAN (WOL) packet over the network. This will return machines from a standby or turned-off state, useful for administrators or to save electricity until resources are needed. WakeMeOnLan also allows you to scan your network and collect the MAC addresses of all online computers. This information can be exported to a file.

Additionally, an available command-line interface can turn on a computer using a computer name, IP address, or the MAC address of the remote network card.

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 WakeMeOnLan.exe.
What's new?
  • Updated the internal MAC addresses database.

Process Monitor v3.50

billon on 14 Feb 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Feb 2018
  • 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?
  • A /runtime switch to control headless capture duration.
  • Correctly show picoprocesses.
  • Display details for file system APIs introduced in Windows 10.
  • Numerous minor improvements and bug fixes.
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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DropIt v8.5.1

billon on 11 Feb 2018
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by Lupo73

DropIt provides a floating target image on your desktop that you can drag-and-drop files to quickly process them with a predefined action. Actions include: copy, compress, extract, rename, delete, split, join, encrypt, decrypt, open with, print, upload, send by mail, create gallery, create list, create playlist, create shortcut, copy to clipboard, change properties and ignore. A destination can be chosen for each association defined, as well as group associations in any number of profiles.

Users can create rules to filter files based on name, directory, size, date, properties, content or regular expressions. Existing files in destination folders can be defined to overwrite, skip, or rename them. It includes a multi-language interface, folder monitoring, shared folders support, SendTo and Command-Line support, environment variables support, automatic update and much more.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DropIt.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Drop Zone
What's new? See:
http://www.dropitproject.com/changelog.txt
Latest comments
treis on 2011-05-31 14:37

Congrats. Dropit has a mention on lifehacker.
http://ca.lifehacker.com/5806828/dropit-keeps-your-desktop-clean-by-sorting-all-your-files-for-you

hamasaki on 2013-11-11 08:49

Great little utility. I regularly have a lot of zip files I need to move to different locations. This is a real timesaver.

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Everything v1.4.1.895

billon on 9 Feb 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by Drutt

Everything is a powerful search tool that locates files and folders by file name instantly, and includes an FTP and Web server interface. It also can search files by their contents. Unlike Windows search, Everything initially displays all files and folders on your computer. You simply type in part of the desired file name to limit what files and folders are displayed instantly. The more you type, the more specific the list becomes.

Note that the instant-search capability only works on NTFS/ReFS-formatted drives and only uses file and folder names in a file index. The program can separately catalog non-NTFS/ReFS and network servers for searching on a schedule.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package depending on your OS and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Everything.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: HDDB, Ultra File Search Lite, UltraSearch
What's new? Added:
  • .jpeg extension to the image information search functions.
  • Support for cluster sizes larger than 64k.
  • preview_context ini setting.
Fixed:
  • A crash when clearing search history.
  • A security issue when running a FTP server.
  • An issue preventing Everything from closing when pressing ESC.
  • An issue where Everything would lose the current sort after reindexing.
  • An issue when using invalid characters to rename a file.
  • A crash when rendering tall or wide images.
  • An issue when shutting down Everything would cause it to miss changes.
  • A memory alignment issue.
  • Database corruption when renaming a folder when folder size indexing is enabled or when there is a folder exclude.
  • An issue with circular NTFS/ReFS folder parents.

See more about new features and changes here
Latest comments
DeLe on 2016-10-23 17:04

Everything has been released:
http://www.voidtools.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=5727

A lot of improvments: preview, content search and much more

__philippe on 2017-03-03 18:29

Beta alright...;-)

but practically stable after being fine-tuned over a period spanning
SEP-2015 to NOV-2016, including release of 11 distinct builds.

EveryThing 1.4.1.809b Portable BETA, which was released on 21-NOV-2016,
includes significant new functions over current Stable version dated 6-AUG-2014
https://www.voidtools.com/support/everything/whats_new/

Version 1.4 ongoing development and builds changelogs are chronicled here:
https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=76406#p76406

Nh on 2017-04-29 18:41

In case it does not remembers sort order, you have to edit 2 lines in Everything.ini:

sort=Type
always_keep_sort=1

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NetworkUsageView v1.10

billon on 9 Feb 2018
  • 134KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by billon

NetworkUsageView extracts and displays network usage information stored in the SRUDB.dat database of Windows 8 and 10. Collected hourly, this data includes name and description of the service or application, name and SID of the user, network adapter and total number of bytes sent/received by the specified service/application.

Category:
System Requirements: 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 NetworkUsageView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added:
    • New options to the 'Quick Filter' feature;
    • New display modes: 'Display summary by app', 'Display summary by user', 'Display summary by app And user'. You can choose them from the 'Advanced Options' window (F9);
    • 'App ID' column.
  • Fixed bug: on some systems, NetworkUsageView failed to access the SRUDB.dat database but didn't offer the user to run it as admin for accessing the file.

Mem Reduct v3.3.2

billon on 9 Feb 2018
  • 771KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by smaragdus

Mem Reduct is a lightweight, real-time memory management application to monitor and clean system memory on your computer. The program uses undocumented internal system features (in the Native API) to clear system cache (system working set, working set, standby page lists, modified page lists) with variable result ~10-50%.

A 64-bit version is available within the archive.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes. If 'check for updates' function is disabled.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch memreduct.exe from 32 or 64 folder (for 64-bit OS).
What's new?
  • Revert "Start minimized" option.
  • Updated project SDK.
  • Cosmetic fixes.
Latest comments
olliebean on 2017-10-20 11:08

v3.3 seems to have removed the option to start minimized. Setting it to run minimized in the shortcut doesn't work. Window opens at every startup. Very annoying.

webfork on 2017-10-20 15:55

@ollie: author has a github site if you want to post about that: https://github.com/henrypp/memreduct

olliebean on 2018-01-07 10:52

FWIW, the solution to starting minimized is to use the command line option "/minimized" (no quotes) in the shortcut properties.

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Stick A Note v3.0.1

billon on 8 Feb 2018
  • 357KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Stick A Note is an unique note-taking program in that it connects to an individual application window. Notes move with the window and disappear when window is not in focused or when the program hotkey is toggled (Win+N by default). Includes available color and hotkey customization, and all notes are saved to the application folder as text files.

Useful for keeping notes on individual applications such as usability or beta testing, or for keeping notes on infrequent/difficult programs to serve as reminders for use.

Note: Some software changes the window title with program behavior, which will make Stick A Note think it's working with a separate program (for example, this happens whenever you type anything into the search box of "Everything"). Stick A Note's associated note will no longer be visible (though still saved to disk) until the window returns to it's previous state.

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 Stick A Note.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Stickypaper
What's new?
  • Notes now supports Unicode. You can now write notes in languages other than English.
  • You can now set size of the notes up to 600 pixels wide and height. Open 'Settings' \ 'Note Settings'.
  • Enable debug mode to create a "debug.log" file of notes process. Helps to find out why a note is not showing. Open 'Settings'.
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2013-04-30 05:27

Quite an interesting idea. Something you wouldn`t think would be useful, but actually is.

chronicfireworks on 2018-02-06 11:44

The app has been updated to version 3.0.1

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NetworkCountersWatch v1.01

billon on 6 Feb 2018
  • 110KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Feb 2018
  • 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
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch NetworkCountersWatch.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Align Numeric Columns To Right' option.

A Sharper Scaling V1.2 New

webfork on 19 Aug 2018
  • 624KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

A Sharper Scaling is a high quality image scaling technology mainly developed for upscaling. It preserves more details when creating larger resolution images from smaller ones compared to traditional methods (e.g. bicubic interpolation).

The program supports batch image processing.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Windows registry
Dependencies: .NET Framework 3.5+
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\A Sharper Scaling
Unicode support: Yes
License: Creative Commons BY-ND
How to extract: Download the "Mobile (zipped) version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ASharperScaling.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PhotoDemon

MindGems Folder Size v3.8.0.0 Adware

billon on 2 Feb 2018
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by joby_toss

Folder Size is a powerful utility that can scan and display all the file and folder sizes on your hard drives. It can scan entire storage device or a chosen folder.

Note: the developers added advertisements after the program was added to the database.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Liteware/Adware (see screenshot)
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FolderSize.exe.
What's new? Added:
  • Loaded/saved project name is displayed in the File Menu - next to 'Load...' instead of 'Save...'.
  • Better scaling for systems using large fonts.
Fixed:
  • Loading of old project files.
  • Loaded project name was not displayed if a project file was opened by a double-click from Windows Explorer.
Latest comments
This is me on 2015-04-27 06:50

I prefer TreeSize Free - it's fast, presents all the information you need and you can even filter your search results.

http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=36

It also scans network attached storage and network shares. Perfect solution for me.

bitcoin on 2018-01-06 18:28

up to v3.7 now

AndTheWolf on 2018-02-02 13:39

Now at v3.8

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T-Clock Redux v2.4.4

billon on 31 Jan 2018

T-Clock enhances the clock on the Windows taskbar. You can customize the display, define actions to perform on mouse clicks/drops, set multiple alarms, show calendar, manage windows etc.

T-Clock Redux is an enhanced fork of Stoic Joker's T-Clock 2010 which is a successor of TClock, originally written by Kazubon in the early 90's.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download the "static" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch .reset_portable.cmd OR create an empty text file and name it T-Clock.ini
  3. Launch Clock.exe or Clock64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
What's new? See:
https://github.com/White-Tiger/T-Clock/releases
Latest comments
__philippe on 2016-10-20 14:20

@davidroper

A mere seven years late, ...and counting....;-)

The 161 files included in the "tclocklight-040702-3.zip" package are mostly source modules kindly provided by the developer for the benefit of DIY hackers.

For basic execution, only the following files are required:

• TCLOCK .EXE 44544 09/07/2004 17:16 A--- tclock.exe
• TCLOCK .INI 1024 10/20/2016 15:09 A--- tclock.ini
• TCDLL~1 .TCL 48128 09/07/2004 17:16 A--- tcdll.tclock
• TCLANG .TXT 8234 06/10/2004 11:58 A--- tclang.txt
• TCMENU .TXT 477 05/09/2004 21:53 A--- tcmenu.txt

All the same, a nifty, teensy configurable clock utility, sitting pretty in WinXP system tray...;-)

tproli on 2017-09-28 11:07

Successor: https://github.com/White-Tiger/T-Clock

Midas on 2017-09-28 13:29

IMHO, given the amount of fixes and updates and the fact that it retained portability, this entry should be updated to point to T-Clock Redux (Beta)...

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Sylpheed v3.7

billon on 31 Jan 2018
  • 27MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by ashanker

Sylpheed is a fast email and news client, with support for SMTP, POP3, IMAP4 and NNTP. It handles multiple mail accounts, threaded display, junk mail filtering, security (SSL/TLS), search, etc. Automatically displays mail in threaded (organized by subject) format and integrates easily with Gmail.

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

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL/LGPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Do one of the following:
  • Rename sample-sylpheed.ini to sylpheed.ini and data will be saved to the subfolder config
  • Launch Sylpheed.exe
OR:

  • Create an empty subfolder called profile in the application folder and launch the program using sylpheed.exe --configdir profile
Similar/alternative apps: Mozilla Thunderbird, i.Scribe, Pegasus Mail
What's new? See:
http://sylpheed.sraoss.jp/en/news.html
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2014-06-28 04:06

I recently moved away from Thundebird after 10 years use because everytime they update it, it breaks something or it runs slower. Slypheed is excellent. Its fast and reliable and doesn`t render html, which is exactly what I need.

hamasaki on 2014-06-28 04:10

@lux Maybe this was an earlier version? Now it stores all the data within the app folder, so portable.

domestique on 2015-12-17 23:20

@Kea: Thanks for the warning re. non-encrypted password storage. It's the same reason I ditched filezilla.

Not encrypting one's account info is lame for otherwise well thought out software.

Bye bye Sylpheed >.

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PortableApps.com AppCompactor v3.4.1

billon on 30 Jan 2018
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

PortableApps.com AppCompactor allows you to compress whole directories including applications, file libraries and zip files. The program is a powerful compression tool that unites 7-zip and UPX inside a user-friendly wizard. For applications, this saves disk space and increases performance when running from a slow media (like flash drives). For archives, this will recompress DLL, EXE, ZIP, JAR, IRC, PYD and BIN files to their maximum compression settings, as well as an option to decompress an app's binary files that were previously compressed with UPX.

All files are tested using UPX's test feature after compressing. Files smaller than 4K are automatically skipped as compressing will not save space on the drive. The standard Microsoft Visual C runtimes are skipped to prevent antivirus false-positives. Advanced configuration can be done with apps in PortableApps.com Format.

Note: As UPX will alter the EXEs and DLLs (reversible using the Decompress option in the AppCompactor) and some apps may have issues with Zip or Jar files compressed further, users should backup software and test it after processing.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PortableApps.comAppCompactor.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: ArcThemAll
What's new?
  • Updated to the latest 7-Zip and UPX.
Latest comments
webfork on 2010-09-15 20:07

tommyD: Disadvantages are that it breaks some programs, and it may be slightly more CPU-intensive to decompress libraries and executables on the fly.

double0 on 2011-04-13 05:31

I agree with wf; where is operaportable?

I am Baas on 2012-02-17 00:34

Version 2.4 is up.

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ChromePass v1.46

billon on 30 Jan 2018
  • 256KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Jan 2018
  • 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?
  • Fixed bug: when using the 'Advanced external drive settings' in the 'Advanced Options' window, ChromePass displayed an error message.
  • ChromePass now saves the Advanced external drive settings in the .cfg file.
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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SQLiteSpy v1.9.12

billon on 25 Jan 2018
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by MarcoNovaro

SQLiteSpy is a fast and compact database manager for SQLite. It reads SQLite 3 files and executes SQL against them with a graphical user interface that makes it very easy to explore, analyze and manipulate those databases.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware for personal and educational use.
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SQLiteSpy.exe.
What's new? See:
https://www.yunqa.de/delphi/products/sqlitespy/history
Latest comments
bro on 2012-01-26 19:32

@ReDeX I've tried SQLite Administrator for a few minutes... It comes in a zip file with needed sqlite dlls and it has no settings except language so it could be used from a USB drive. But it's not stealth, it registers itself to open .sdb files and a few others. It also has no unicode support as I can see. I couldn't find out where he stores language option setting... In trying to find that out, I have only found out that it doesn't work at all on my second computer... Don't know why though, I have genuine xp sp3 on that computer...

bro on 2012-02-08 13:49

Sorry about the off topic again...
I found out where SQLite Administrator saves settings (in %APPDATA% by default), but it checks for sqliteadmin.ini in application directory first.

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TheSage v7.21.2680

billon on 25 Jan 2018
  • 45MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Jan 2018
  • 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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DomainHostingView v1.81

billon on 24 Jan 2018
  • 253KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

DomainHostingView collects a variety of information about a domain by using a series of DNS and WHOIS queries. Includes the hosting company or data center that hosts the Web, mail and domain name server (DNS). Additionally, you can see the created/changed/expire date of the domain, domain owner, domain registrar that registered the domain, list of all DNS records and more. This information can be saved as a report in HTML format.

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

Optionally, download the latest whois-server-list.xml to the same folder.
What's new?
  • Fixed to work properly with domains that contain German umlauts.
Latest comments
IanFromBarrie on 2011-08-31 03:35

Had trouble with Canadian sites. For example, www.cbc.ca is the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Claimed the domain is not registered.

juvera on 2011-10-28 15:14

www.cbc.ca worked for me.
I also tried www.lastampa.it (Italy) >>OK
www.guardian.co.uk (UK) >> OK
www.lefigaro.fr (France) >> OK

__philippe on 2013-10-16 10:31

DomainHostingView 1.55 is out.

Notable changes:
- Now provides a re-usable drop-down history list of up to 20 domains previously checked.
- Added CIDR column in the "IP address information" section

Cheers,

__philippe

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FreeCommander XE v2018 Build 770

billon on 24 Jan 2018

FreeCommander XE is a powerful dual-pane file manager with hundreds of features including folder size calculation, folder comparison/synchronization, file search, filtering, MD5 calc / verfiy, folder compare, sync and a customizable interface. Includes a file viewer to view files in hex, binary, text or image format; an archive handling ability for standard compressed formats including ZIP (read, write), CAB (read, write) and RAR (read); built-in copy/move/delete handlers; and much more. Additional features are available via plugins.

A 64-bit version is available for donors, while a PortableApps version is also available from the author's website.

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 FreeCommander.exe.

Note: It is not recommended to overwrite the file fcStart.ini when the application is being updated.
Similar/alternative apps: Multi Commander, Q-Dir, CubicExplorer
What's new? See:
http://www.forum.freecommander.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=775&start=210
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2016-02-01 06:16

About the ftp client: Marek promised to release a public beta with ftp:
http://forum.freecommander.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=6112#p22198
but it is not build in the current public release.

joby_toss on 2016-02-01 07:10

There is a public FC XE beta with FTP for quite some time (now at version 716, check the Downloads page): http://forum.freecommander.com/viewtopic.php?p=22580#p22580

wagner reatto on 2016-07-28 23:48

the best

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Resonic Player v0.9.1b

billon on 24 Jan 2018
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Jan 2018
  • 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.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Liteware
How to extract: Download the "portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch resonic.exe.
What's new? See:
https://resonic.at/whatsnew
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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AntiDupl.NET v2.3.9 Updated

webfork on 19 Aug 2018
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by JohnW

AntiDupl.NET is a tool to search for and delete identical or very similar pictures. Includes a customizable difference threshold and can highlight image differences, and supports supports JPEG, GIF, TIFF, BMP, PNG, EMF, WMF, EXIF, and ICON files.

The program can also detect image defects.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft.NET Framework 2.0
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT License
How to extract: Download the self-extracting archive to a folder of your choice. Launch AntiDupl.NET.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: ImgSearch
What's new? See:
https://ermig1979.github.io/AntiDupl/english/index.html?page=news.html
Latest comments
webfork on 2017-03-21 02:08

I thought my similar image analysis program of choice was more than adequate but this program is remarkably good. The program works really fast on a TON of images and the change detection is very useful.

__philippe on 2017-03-21 12:12

@webfork

Appreciate your tightening of Antidupl.NET functional capabilities description, particularly in reference
to the product remarkable customizable divergence threshold and its image differences highlighting ability.

__philippe on 2018-01-23 07:38

Russian users are reporting some issues with AntiDupl v2.3.9
"version 2.3.9 # 7 is not working"
https://github.com/ermig1979/AntiDupl/issues/7

I'll gladly stick with v2.3.8 till the dust settles...;-)

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Shutter Lite v4.2

billon on 22 Jan 2018
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by USB_Kx

Shutter is a customizable program that lets you perform a variety of actions when a user-specified event occurs. Events include timer countdown, a certain time trigger, low CPU usage, user inactivity, a low battery etc. The corresponding actions include shutdown, reboot, logoff, lock workstation, sleep, hibernate etc.

The program can play a custom sound and/or run a program of your choice, in addition to displaying a user-configurable message. A web interface is also available that permits remote execution of one of a list of actions.

Note: A pro version is available without the limitation of 5 presets, events and actions.

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

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new? See:
http://www.den4b.com/news
Latest comments
Nessly on 2013-02-25 13:59

Works great. I find this very useful for uploading videos online. It can take hours for them to complete, so I usually do it overnight. However, I want the computer to shut off after they finish uploading. This program did the trick!

smaragdus on 2013-09-05 17:50

Shutter version 3.3 is no longer FreeWare for non-commercial use, it is now CrippleWare- Shutter Lite.

freakazoid on 2014-04-24 17:07

Recently, I upgraded to Windows 8.1 Update 1 and had trouble waking up the computer from sleep.

I tried various solutions, but ended up turning off automatic sleep in Windows and using Shutter to Sleep after X amount of time is inactive. Now, I'm able to wake the com up. I understand this is a workaround, but this ended up working for me.

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FileTypesMan v1.83

billon on 22 Jan 2018
  • 152KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by eprimetime

FileTypesMan is an alternative to the 'File Types' tab in the 'Folder Options' of Windows. It displays the list of all file extensions and types registered on your computer. For each file type, the following information is displayed: Type Name, Description, MIME Type, Perceived Type, Flags, Browser Flags and more. FileTypesMan also allows you to easily edit the properties and flags of each file type, as well as it allows you to add, edit and remove actions in a file type.

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 FileTypesMan.exe.
What's new?
  • When you run FileTypesMan, it now automatically selects the last selected extension.
  • Added /SelectedExt command-line option for selecting the desired extension in the upper pane, for example:
    FileTypesMan.exe /SelectedExt ".txt".
Latest comments
Simon on 2009-03-04 21:33

I'm really surprised - it works even for replacing txt notepad by another application! Well done, it seems to be really useful!

Midas on 2009-04-22 07:25

Although it is extra useful, be extra careful with it or you might screw your system -- check, check, check, & recheck whatever you do.

Magibon on 2011-12-07 21:21

I stumbled upon this app. accidentally when trying to replace my system icon for .reg files. I used to use IconPhile, but it's process is hidden. Sometimes it's hard to undo.

With this.. im able to manually replace system icons. :)
And it's portable/stealth!

http://i44.tinypic.com/9uupt0.png

This nirsoft guy is a wiz.

Here's a nice review:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/12383/change-a-file-types-icon-in-windows-7/

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IPNetInfo v1.78

billon on 22 Jan 2018
  • 88KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Jan 2018
  • 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
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ipnetinfo.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Abuse Contact' column (available only in RIPE 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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USBLogView v1.25

billon on 18 Jan 2018
  • 554KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

USBLogView runs in the background and records the details of any USB device that is plugged or unplugged into your system. For every log line created by USBLogView, the following information is displayed: Event Type (Plug/Unplug), Event Time, Device Name, Description, Device Type, Drive Letter (for storage devices), Serial Number (Only for some types of devices), Vendor ID, Product ID, Vendor Name, Product Name and more.

You can easily select one or more log records and then export them into csv/tab-delimited/xml/html file.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch USBLogView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added option to add every plug/unplug event into a log file (in 'Advanced Options' window - F9).
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2016-06-22 16:30

NirSoft has so many great Apps that really work :)(what a concept) In fact when I need to try and fix a problem the first thing I do is see if NirSoft has an App to help or fix. ^5 NirSoft one of the best.
MIKLO

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Snipaste v1.16.2

billon on 22 Jan 2018
  • 23MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Snipaste is an easy screen capture and image edition program, with the ability to detect windows and menus and supporting pixel-level control. Both captured images and various clipboard content can be pasted as a floating window to the desktop. Windows can be moved, organized into groups, saved to file, as well as basic editions like rotation, zoom, translucence etc.

The program can grab colors, supports themes and includes multi-screen support. The default keys (which can be customized) are F1 for Snip and F3 for Paste.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft Visual C++ Redist 2015
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Snipaste.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Greenshot, Lightscreen, PicPick, Screenshot Captor
What's new? See:
https://github.com/Snipaste/feedback/wiki/Changelog
Latest comments
__philippe on 2016-10-15 15:49

Snipaste 1.8.7 (fix for 1.8.6) released 15-OCT 2016

Includes snapshot sound effect, swiftly implemented following smaragdus recent suggestion to developer:

http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=83280#p83280

MIKLO on 2017-01-03 20:50

I tried Snipaste for awhile and gave it an honest chance but 4me it doesn't compare to zScreen (I use older version) which I have used for a very long time. I'm really open to finding and using a new or different screen capture pgm. I just haven't found it yet. Not to take anything away from Snipaste cuz in fact it is a good app and easy to use.

MIKLO

two on 2017-03-17 14:30

drawing tools are great!

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HDDScan v4.0

billon on 17 Jan 2018
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by AlephX

HDDScan is a feature-rich disk diagnostics tool with a variety of low-level tools. It supports IDE/SATA/SCSI hard disk drives, RAID arrays, SSD drives, external USB/Firewire hard disks, flash cards and can scan the surface, view SMART attributes, adjust AAM, APM (Power Management), monitor temperature etc.

Note the program shouldn’t be run from a read-only device/media.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Avoid starting program from read-only device such as a CD or write-protected flash device.
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch HDDScan.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PassMark DiskCheckup, CrystalDiskInfo
What's new?
  • New Look.
  • Windows 8-10 support.
  • Multiple bugfixes.
Latest comments
Ruby on 2010-12-10 06:56

@hugh_h You can try GMER http://www.gmer.net/ Scroll to the downloads there's also and mbr and userland rootkit detector.

nunz on 2013-06-16 22:30

Latest official link:
http://hddscan.com/download/HDDScan-3.3.zip

Non malicious web site according to virus total (checked with 38 site checkers)
Non malicious files according to virus total. Clam claims it could be a PUA but only because it performs low level analysis of a hard drive (which of course is its role in life).
My company, virusbusters, has used this program for over four years now with no issues. It has passed every antivirus scan of our systems and we run hundreds of them
The file is a zip file and opens in 7-zip and using windows XP compressed file explorer.

webfork on 2016-01-12 22:43

This program worked beautifully in testing an old external hard drive that was behaving strangely. Instead of relegating it to a secondary backup drive, it now looks to have plenty of life left.

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PhotoDemon v7.0.1

webfork on 10 Mar 2018
  • 30MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

PhotoDemon is a fast, feature-rich photo editor with rotate, resize, crop, etc. and a variety of color, contrast, filters and other graphics tools. The program also allows adding text, a metadata viewer/editor, on-canvas paint tool, layers, screenshot too, and works with common graphics formats including BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIFF, JP2, JXR, PPM, TGA and WEBP.

The program also supports macro edition and batch processing.

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

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: Paint.NET, GIMP Portable, PhotoFiltre
What's new? See:
http://photodemon.org/category/releases/
Latest comments
webfork on 2017-08-17 23:14

The graphics editor I use most often just to tweak and modify photos and images, especially for desktop backgrounds. Outside of that I've enhanced more than a few presentations by making color edits that PowerPoint's inexact image tools couldn't do. I love this program.

__philippe on 2017-11-11 15:12

@webork - Special Treat...;-)

PhotoDemon v7.0-ß1 07NOV17 Beta release (to supersede current v6.6 dated 08APR15)
http://photodemon.org/

https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=88355#p88355

webfork on 2017-11-19 18:15

@__philippe: It's so far really, really great. I'm tempted to bump up the current version to the beta just because it's such a leap in available features and (so far) quite stable.

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ServiWin v1.71

billon on 15 Jan 2018
  • 80KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by guinness

ServiWin utility displays and provides access to controls for a list of installed drivers and services on your system. For some, a variety of information is displayed such as file description, version, product name, company that created the driver file and more. The program allows the stop, start, restart, pause and continue function of a service or driver, as well as changing the startup type of service or driver (automatic, manual, disabled, boot or system).

A list of services and drivers can be saved to file or a view HTML report of installed services/drivers can be opened in your default browser.

Category:
System Requirements: 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 serviwin.exe.
What's new?
  • Added option to export services/drivers list of external drive from command-line, for example:
    ServiWin.exe /shtml services "c:\temp\serv.html" K:\Windows.
Latest comments
navi on 2010-10-29 23:32

this should be great!..

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Stickies v9.0e

billon on 10 Jan 2018

Stickies work like customizable post-it notes with available styles, fonts, colors and buttons. Notes can be resized or snapped to the edges of other notes to keep them lined up. They can also act as reminders when hidden for a period, until a specified date and time, even upon waking every day, week, or month.

Alternatively, Stickies Portable is available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and install to the default folder
  2. Copy folder Stickies to your preferred place
  3. Uninstall the program
  4. Create an empty file called stickies.ini in the application folder
  5. Launch stickies.exe
Similar/alternative apps: 7 Sticky Notes, Stickypaper
What's new? See:
http://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/stickies/versions.html
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2016-04-27 20:44

Stickies 9.0a is released. It has a new modern UI.
Lots of other changes: http://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/stickies/versions.html
Stickies runs on XP SP1, Vista, 7, 8 and 10. Earlier versions of Windows are no longer supported.
For those OS, try an older version of Stickies: http://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/support/kb.pl?q=00013

Ding-A-Ling on 2018-01-10 14:34

Version is now: v9.0e.

billon on 2018-01-10 16:15

Alternative extraction method:

Open installer in 7-Zip like "Parser" (File > 7-Zip > Open archive > # or File > Open Inside #);
You'll see three ZIPs inside;
In 2.zip - stickies.exe, in 4.zip - stickies.chm, in 6.zip - stickies8.ssk, which should be in "skins" folder.

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Types 2.6.5

billon on 7 Jan 2018
  • 112KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Jan 2018
  • 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: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Types.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: FileTypesMan, ExtMan
What's new?
  • Reverse combo box history.
  • Fixed crash on deleting an action while renaming it.
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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X-ApacheOpenOffice v4.1.5 [rev5]

billon on 4 Jan 2018
  • 436MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by Mark Williams

Apache OpenOffice is a full-featured, cross-platform office suite compatible with all major office suites and 100s of file formats. Includes word processor, spreadsheet, database, presentations, drawing and math/formulas software.

X-ApacheOpenOffice is a portable version of Apache OpenOffice. Alternatively, Apache OpenOffice Portable is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: Apache License 2.0
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch X-ApacheOpenOffice.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: LibreOffice
What's new? See:
https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/Releases
Latest comments
PAFuser on 2016-09-02 20:49

Came across this today: "OpenOffice, after years of neglect, could shut down" at http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/09/openoffice-after-years-of-neglect-could-shut-down/

PAFuser on 2017-12-29 03:27

https://portableapps.com/apps/office/openoffice_portable Version: 4.1.4 10/19/2017. Version: 4.1.5 is listed on OpenOffice site 12/28/2017 release.

webfork on 2017-12-30 17:04

@PAFuser: yeah I think we'll have to switch over to the PA version. Sigh.

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Error Lookup v2.3.1

billon on 4 Jan 2018
  • 568KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by billon

Error Lookup is a tool for finding information on Windows error codes. Can work with Windows codes, DirectX, NTSTATUS (Native API), WinInet, Device Manager, STOP (BSOD), RAS/VPN, Ip Helper library error codes.

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

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch errorlookup.exe from 32 or 64 folder (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: Windows Error Lookup Tool
What's new?
  • Updated to the latest SDK.
  • Fixed:
    • Window resizing;
    • DPI support;
    • Bugs.
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2018-01-05 10:50

With hundreds of different types of error logs I'm willing to give this a try, and so far it has helped me with a few.
MIKLO

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cdrtfe v1.5.8

billon on 1 Jan 2018

cdrtfe (cdrtools Frontend) is a collection of CD/DVD/BD tools for burning and audio extraction. In addition to standard data recording, the program includes support for media container formats like XCD, (S)VCD and DVD-video, audio formats (redbook), CD-Plus mixed format (audio+data) and creation and writing of ISO images and bootable discs. The program can also create CDs that "overburn" and add up to 13% more data than normal discs. Audio extraction formats include WAV, MP3, OGG, FLAC and more.

The program is a front-end that combines several burning tools including cdrtools (cdrecord, mkisofs, readcd, cdda2wav), Mode2CDMaker and VCDImager.

Also available in PortableApps format and in winPenPack format.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the "portable" self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch cdrtfe.exe.
What's new?
  • cdrtools updated to version 3.02a09.
  • GUI, dialog for selecting multiple writers: CTRL-A selects all available writers.
Latest comments
Beeber on 2011-04-21 09:32

@ User2
Thanks for that...and just in time. You seem to be the only one with that crucial piece of information on the whole web.

Ascend4nt on 2014-04-09 19:39

Direct linking is nice but that will miss updates. This page seems to list the latest version (1.5.2 at this time): http://cdrtfe.sourceforge.net/cdrtfe/download_en.html

Checker on 2014-04-09 22:31

@ Ascend4nt: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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XMPlay Portable v3.8.3

billon on 28 Dec 2017
  • 626KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by Ed Brownstein

XMPlay is a skinnable audio player that plays all major audio formats and includes gapless playback, effects, equalizer, net streaming. More features are available using plugins, including visualizations, more format support, cover art and more. Note that the library and playlist will not work as you change PCs.

Can play MP3, WMA, M4A, OGG and more, as well as output to WAV, MP3 OGG etc. (via external encoders).

Alternatively, XMPlay is natively portable but does not automatically adjust library and playlist paths: download the ZIP package, extract to a folder of your choice and launch xmplay.exe.
Also, you can always download the "Latest stuff" version.

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System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch XMPlayPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: foobar2000
What's new?
  • AAC/ALAC/MP4 support via Media Foundation codecs.
  • Seeking to positions the have not been downloaded yet from HTTP servers.
  • Seeking in complete HLS sequences (not live streams).
  • Last modification time shown in "General" info and track info windows.
  • Built-in support for MP4 tags.
  • RIFF/WAVE character set (CSET chunk) support.
  • Option to close XMPlay at end of queue.
  • "-closequeue" command-line option to close XMPlay at end of queue.
  • Option to shutdown the PC when closing at end of track/queue/list.
  • "-library" command-line option to add files to the library.
  • DSP bypassing shortcut to temporarily disable all DSP.
  • Shortcut to explore a file's folder.
  • Monitored folders can be removed with or without keeping the files in the library.
  • A single confirmation is asked for when using "Remove & delete file" on multiple files.
  • Forced overwriting is now optional when using "Auto-filename" file writing option.
  • Plugin "priority filetypes" settings are honoured when scanning track info (not Winamp plugins).
  • Associated filetypes are no longer all shown as "XMPlay-able" in Windows Explorer.
  • Extended playlist/library window size limit increased to 150 tracks.
  • Force VBlank timing on MOD files option and shortcut.
  • Panning fix for MOD files created with ScreamTracker 3.
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TP109 on 2015-01-03 03:45

@smaragdus Thanks. I downloaded it. BTW, XMPlay archives older versions here: https://support.xmplay.com/files.php?id=20

The problem seems to be related to plugins. It's working now. See post at un4seen forums here:
http://www.un4seen.com/forum/?topic=16287.0

Checker on 2016-02-26 18:34

There's a v3.8.2.3 available.
See: http://www.un4seen.com/

dbonnell1972 on 2016-12-08 17:11

I used to use WinAmp (over the years became bloated and tool forever to load), then tried Cool Player (good, but not enough features for me). XM Player is the perfect balance - super fast, reliable (so far), flexible, and customizable. J.U.S.T. Perfect!

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winLAME v2017

webfork on 25 Dec 2017
  • 30MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

winLAME is an encoder for many commonly used audio formats, including extraction from CDs. The program lets you set up the encoding process with an easy-to-use wizard-style user interface and supports both batch processing and multiple audio files.

Formats include WAV, MP3, FLAC, Monkey's Audio, OGG, Opus and many more. The program supports the creation of playlists (M3U, PLS and CUE) and ID3 tags (metadata).

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft Visual C++ 2017
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download and launch "Portable Edition" and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch winLAMEPortable.exe.

Optionally, delete App\AppInfo\Launcher\splash.jpg
Similar/alternative apps: fre:ac, LameXP
What's new? See:
https://winlame.sourceforge.io/
Latest comments
stu on 2009-08-15 18:34

the portable edition is here
http://sourceforge.net/projects/winlamepe/
please update the link.

victor on 2010-04-07 11:09

it needs administrator rights to complete the installation.
not 100% portable

Emka on 2011-12-26 20:02

removed broken link to portable edition, above links point to very old versions

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X-Mouse Button Control v2.17

billon on 23 Dec 2017
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by risk

X-Mouse Button Control (XMBC) allows you to set a variety of controls for your mouse. For example, you can set a button copy, paste, undo, volume up/down, forward-backward (in browser), scrolling background windows and many more.

Changes can be application-specific, meaning simply changing applications will automatically swap mouse controls, but they can also be user-managed and based on a hot-key. So your mouse can work as basic volume controls for your music player as well as back and forward buttons for your browser.

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

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: A mouse and driver that supports 5 buttons (e.g. Windows default mouse driver).
Stealth: ? No. Creates empty registry key.
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Depending on your operating system, choose the 32bit (x86) or 64bit (x64) folder
  3. Launch XMouseButtonControl.exe
Similar/alternative apps: MPH
What's new? See:
http://www.highrez.co.uk/downloads/xmbc_changelog.htm
Latest comments
Prompt24 on 2014-10-19 09:31

Must have indeed!

Checker on 2015-10-18 20:50

@billon: There is no "working" EXE file within the 32bit (x86) folder. That's why I presently didn't update to v2.12.

Checker on 2015-10-19 11:46

v2.12.1 has a "working" EXE again.

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ShellMenuView v1.40

billon on 21 Dec 2017
  • 71KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

ShellMenuView is a small utility that display the list of static menu items that appeared in the context menu when you right-click a file/folder on Windows Explorer and allows you to easily disable unwanted menu items.

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 shmnview.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 ShellMenuView will instantly filter the menu items, showing only items that contain the string you typed.
Latest comments
Shaun on 2011-05-17 04:53

ShellMenu View is great for eliminating unwanted menu items when right-clicking. Definitely worth the price ($0.00!)
Here's a post we did on ShellMenu View- http://www.softwarecrew.com/2011/05/keep-the-context-menu-in-order-with-shellmenuview/

MIKLO on 2017-08-26 14:09

@Shaun AMEN a very good and useful program which helped me clean up a leftover mess when right clicking. Thanks to the maker for a great easy to use app.
MIKLO

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HeidiSQL v9.5

billon on 20 Dec 2017
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by destbr

HeidiSQL is an easy-to-use interface and a "working-horse" for web-developers using the popular MySQL-Database. It allows you to manage and browse your databases and tables from an intuitive Windows interface. Includes:

  • MySQL Server user management
  • Database management (modify databases, tables, fields, indexes)
  • Data browsing and modification (including search filters, blob editing)
  • MySQL session management (can kill queries)
  • SQL query execution, including SQL batch scripting (and MySQL function list)
  • Import/export of data
Functional in Mac/Linux via WINE.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder. The portable version is a launcher, it loads the settings into the registry when it starts and removes them when exiting, saving them to a file.
Stealth: ? No. Creates an empty folder in %APPDATA%
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch heidisql.exe.
What's new? See:
https://www.heidisql.com/forum.php?t=24554
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2013-12-16 13:37

Fabulous MySQL software. One of my favourite pieces of Windows software. Only my browser and text editor get more use. Nice and fast.

tproli on 2015-03-15 20:41

Second that, incredibly handy.

MIKLO on 2017-12-24 15:53

Wish that had a 64bit version maybe Santa will bring to me @Christmas :)

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CSV Buddy v2.1.6

billon on 12 Dec 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by JnLlnd

CSV Buddy adds additional functionality to the widely-supported basic spreadsheets known as Comma-Separated Value (CSV) files. The program allows the edition of a variety of formats, import/export, reorder and more.

Works with comma-delimited, tab-delimited and other CSV-type files. A 64-bit version is included. Written using AutoHotKey.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes. Unicode support in 64-bit version.
License: Apache License, Version 2.0
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CSVBuddy-x_x-32-bit.exe or CSVBuddy-x_x-64-bit.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: CSVFileView
What's new?
  • Fix bug when changing the Fixed with default in Export tab.

Abyss Web Server X1 v2.11.8

billon on 12 Dec 2017
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by Ezzetabi

Abyss Web Server is a lightweight web server that supports secure connections, compression and a variety of web technologies. Includes dynamic content generation through CGI/FastCGI scripts, ISAPI extensions, native ASP.NET, reverse proxying, eXtended Side Includes (XSSI), custom error pages and log rotation. Includes remote management tools.

Security features include SSL/TLS, anti-leeching, password protection, bandwidth throttling, IP address controls, anti-hacking features etc.

Clients available for Mac OS X and Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: For x86 systems:
  1. Download the installer and extract the contents of the $INSTDIR directory to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete FCGIDotNet_2_0_x64.exe, FCGIDotNet_4_0_x64.exe and fcgx_x64.dll (in adn directory)
For x64 systems:
  1. Download the installer and extract using 7-Zip choosing "No to All" in "Confirm File Replace" dialog
  2. Delete uninstall.exe and the $PLUGINSDIR directory
  3. Launch abyssws.exe and close it
  4. Edit abyss.conf and look for the <root> parameter
  5. Change the path to "." (omit the quotes)
  6. Create an empty folder log and inside that folder create an empty text file named cgi.log (\log\cgi.log)
Optionally, to install additional components (PHP, Perl, Python etc.) follow the instructions on Aprelium's website. Then move the PHP folder inside Abyss' folder and change the PHP path in abyss.conf to a relative one i.e. ".\PHP\php-cgi.exe".
Similar/alternative apps: Uniform Server, XAMPP
What's new? See:
http://aprelium.com/news/
Latest comments
Kapilind on 2010-07-13 07:50

Works great I have been using it for 2 years with no significant errors or bugs. Works well with ASP, PHP, MYSQL.

Has advanced features like easy web interface, hosts addition features. Log works with Webalizer and I use baretail to view logs in realtime

Cattleya on 2014-07-11 02:56

Hi, anyone here know why I cannot connect to 127.0.0.1:9999 (Abyss configuration page) when using Privoxy, is there a workaround ?
If I use No Proxy then ok but not when Privoxy enabled. I tried other web server app like Xampp or Tiny Webserver then ok, only Abyss have this problem ?

webfork on 2014-07-12 21:10

Cattleya: have you tried changing the admin port (away from 9999)? Privoxy might be redirecting it for some reason.

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FolderChangesView v2.20

billon on 12 Dec 2017
  • 137KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by lautrepay

FolderChangesView monitors the folder, disk drive, or even remote network share to see every file that is being modified, created, or deleted. Requires read permissions to the selected drive/folder.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FolderChangesView.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 FolderChangesView will instantly filter the folder changes table, showing only items that contain the string you typed.
Latest comments
rodger123 on 2012-09-23 01:17

Crashes and locks up My PC in every version I have tried.

Sinchu on 2016-12-03 02:34

Just another great program from Nirsoft..very handy.

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RunAsDate v1.36

billon on 9 Dec 2017
  • 57KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by risk

RunAsDate is a small utility that allows you to run a program in the date and time that you specify. This utility doesn't change the current system date and time of your computer, but it only injects the date/time that you specify into the desired application.

You can run multiple applications simultaneously, each application works with different date and time, while the real date/time of your system continues to run normally.

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 RunAsDate.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Run As Administrator' button to easily run RunAsDate as Administrator. You have to run RunAsDate as Administrator when the program you want to run with RunAsDate requires elevation.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-10-09 20:35

This is __philippe's territory but I noticed that file version is 1.3.0.0 while "About" shows version 1.31.

MIKLO on 2016-10-10 16:18

I really find this program useful just like most all NIRSOFT products :)
MIKLO

smaragdus on 2016-10-14 00:20

A new version 1.31 of RunAsDate, which fixes the discrepancy between version number and file version number, has been released, for more information see this forum post:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=83544#p83544

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Console Calculator v3.1.0

billon on 9 Dec 2017
  • 566KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Sep 2013
  • Suggested by nitro33

Console Calculator is a calculator with built-in console interface. You can enter complex expressions and see the results of multiple expressions at the same time. Console Calculator includes many built-in mathematical functions, remembers recent entries, and supports creation of user defined variables and custom functions. Also available for Mac OS X.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Shareware (according to the purchase page "a license should be purchased for continued use", but there are no restrictions)
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CCalc.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Calcute, SpeQ Mathematics, tabbyCalc