Latest entries (500)

Simple x264/x265 Launcher v2.87 Updated

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

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

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

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

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

Checker on 2015-10-17 16:01

@siegfried: Thanks ... and changed ;)

mukhi on 2017-03-27 04:21

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

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Wireless Network Watcher v2.18 Updated

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

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

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

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

Wireless Network Watcher 1.72 released.

Checker on 2014-09-01 14:57

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

MIKLO on 2017-08-25 14:16

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

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DNS Benchmark v1.3.6668.0 Updated

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

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

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

Functional in WINE.

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

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

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

billon on 2018-05-10 23:46

@__philippe:

works without any problems here

__philippe on 2018-05-11 04:26

Dunno, some oddity with my old WinXP machine config ?

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

Thanks.

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Software Ideas Modeler Standard v11.55 Updated

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BGM on 2018-05-02 22:47

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

webfork on 2018-05-02 22:55

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

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Multi Commander v8.1.0 Updated

billon on 10 May 2018
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 May 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

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

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

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

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

smaragdus on 2015-02-02 09:06

Multi Commander 5.0.0 (Build 1888) has been released.

apometron on 2016-12-26 05:28

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

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PointerStick v3.11 Updated

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

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

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

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

rogerthedodger on 2012-10-27 02:51

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

MIKLO on 2016-08-23 14:35

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

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ColorPix v1.2 Updated

billon on 9 May 2018

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

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

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

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

Specular on 2014-02-25 02:12

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

Adding HSL values would make it even better.

smaragdus on 2018-05-09 15:40

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

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Public DNS Server Tool v2.3 Updated

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

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

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

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

Didn't happen.

frease on 2014-03-19 23:17

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

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

AndTheWolf on 2018-05-09 14:55

Now at version 2.3

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MediaInfo v18.05 Updated

billon on 9 May 2018
  • 12MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 May 2018
  • Suggested by remialdo

MediaInfo displays a variety of technical and metadata/tag information from audio/video files. It features many different available layouts to display the information, as well as the ability to create custom layouts. The program can be used to find missing codecs or get more information about a given media file.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: LGPL (Ad-supported)
How to extract:
  1. Download the 7z package "GUI (32 bit only without installer)" and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete MediaInfo_InfoTip.dll and unnecessary language files
  3. Launch MediaInfo.exe
  4. Shell extension and Shell InfoTip should be unchecked before choosing OK
What's new? See:
https://mediaarea.net/MediaInfo/ChangeLog
Latest comments
joby_toss on 2013-06-10 17:18

I have no idea why the "GUI version without installer" has the .man extension, but it's only a simple archive and can be extracted with 7zip or UniversalExtractor. So "How to extract" field is still displaying correct information.

joby_toss on 2013-06-11 09:35

You are right! My Opera is at fault here. My beloved Opera failed my once more...again... Maybe it's finally time to put it to rest...

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Sleipnir v4.5.13 Updated

billon on 9 May 2018
  • 139MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 May 2018
  • Suggested by AlephX

Sleipnir is a browser with dual-rendering capability using Internet Explorer and Chrome engines, known as Trident and Blink respectively. In addition, the program includes advanced tab management and a wide array of customizations, Chrome extension compatibility, RSS, passwords and forms management, mouse gestures, advanced drag and drop, keyboard shortcuts, available cloud synchronization using the maker's service and more.

Cross platform (Mac, Android, iPhone and Windows Phone).

NOTE: Version 6 of this program is available but may not be portable.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Sleipnir.exe (found inside bin sub-folder).
Similar/alternative apps: Chromium, QupZilla
What's new? See Japanese changelog here.
Latest comments
joby_toss on 2014-12-06 17:29

In my opinion, v6 is a step back (looks more "modern", but lacks versatility) compared to v4 (they are being worked on simultaneously).

smaragdus on 2015-05-29 14:46

In fact the latest version of Sleipnir 4 series is 4.4.3.4000.
I agree with joby_toss that Sleipnir 6 is modern beyond usability.

smaragdus on 2016-08-03 20:48

English page is gone, latest versions (as of 2016.08.03)- 4.5.0 & 6.2.0.

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AIMP v4.51 build 2077 Updated

billon on 8 May 2018
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 May 2018
  • Suggested by eldad

AIMP is a skinnable audio player similar to Winamp that supports most audio formats, as well as Internet radio. Features include a mini-player, colorizing of individual skins, equalizer, visualizations, playlist, global hotkeys, library and plug-ins capability. The application also includes a built-in tag editor, alarm clock and auto-shutdown.

Alternatively, AIMP Portable is stealth and automatically adjusts paths.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Writes to registry if run with admin rights. See this forum thread.
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download and run the installer, choose a folder of your choice (outside of the Program Files directory) and select Portable version
  2. Launch AIMP.exe
Optionally, you may delete the uninstall.exe file.
Similar/alternative apps: Winyl, Xion
What's new? See:
http://www.aimp.ru/?do=changelog
Latest comments
fullbug on 2016-04-18 14:15

Great player! Thanx for sharing....

MIKLO on 2016-06-03 11:47

smaragdus REALLY? wow I didn't realize that looks over substance was so important to sum people. Now I'm curious what others think about the "looks" of V4 or if most just don't care like me, please don't misunderstand I understand how you feel its just foreign 2me is all I'm saying. Of course if V3 suits your needs then by all means that's the correct version for you to use, no matter what I or others think. Enjoy.:)
MIKLO

Peter202 on 2016-11-06 10:52

Is it possible to disable the ID3v1 tagging? It's messing up the grouping of my mp3 files when i import them in the library.

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ChromeCookiesView v1.47 Updated

billon on 8 May 2018
  • 200KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 May 2018
  • Suggested by guinness

ChromeCookiesView is an alternative to the standard internal cookies viewer of Google Chrome Web browser. It displays the list of all cookies stored by Google Chrome Web browser and allows you to easily delete unwanted cookies. It also allows you export the cookies into text/csv/html/xml 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 ChromeCookiesView.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed to read the cookies file in the latest versions of Chrome.
Latest comments
vmars316 on 2017-03-29 00:36

Win 10 x64:
It doesn't delete cookies.

__philippe on 2017-10-23 13:25

Belatedly noticed the "Quick-Filter" option introduced since v1.35,
very handy time-saving feature when trying to locate and eradicate
multiple pesky ads cookies in one fell swoop.

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DTaskManager v1.56.29 Updated

billon on 8 May 2018
  • 476KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 May 2018
  • Suggested by rw14c

DTaskManager adds additional features above Windows' native Task Manager including batch termination and control over even protected system processes. The program can suspend and reactivate processes (useful for effectively "pausing" a program without closing) as well as automatically managing process priority. When ending a program, three different ways are available to kill a processes, including End, Quit, Kill and Kill Process Override for even increasingly stubborn programs.

Note: To save settings check "Save on exit" under the "Options" menu.

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 DTaskManager.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Daphne, Process Hacker, Task Manager DeLuxe
What's new? See:
http://www.softpedia.com/progChangelog/DTaskManager-Changelog-34426.html
Latest comments
Midas on 2015-12-11 21:30

@MIKLO: did you notice Windows 10 isn't listed under system requirements?

MIKLO on 2017-04-03 14:02

@Midas Oops Duh, I guess ya gotta be smarter than the software which I was not. lol Thanks for the heads up^
MIKLO

MIKLO on 2017-12-19 14:30

Now I can try because Windoze 10 is listed in system requirements.
MIKLO

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Run-Command v3.01 Updated

billon on 8 May 2018
  • 173KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 May 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

Run-Command improves on the standard Windows "Run" tool with the ability to run programs as administrator, command favorites and more. Favorites can be managed by grouping by command categories.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Lauch Run-Command.exe or Run-Command_x64.exe (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: Famulus
What's new?
  • Code signing certificate.
  • Update of the language files.
  • Small corrections.
Latest comments
timtimtim on 2013-11-21 16:10

I couldn't run this on win2k; it hides in the system tray without a way to display it. I even tried using Process Explorer's Properties.Image.Bring to Front resulting in the msgbox: No visible windows found for this process

MIKLO on 2016-02-28 20:45

Tim I know this is an old post but I hope by now you have upgraded from Win2K after all it is the twenty first century. For me this software works as advertised!
MIKLO

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OfflineRegistryView v1.01 Updated

billon on 7 May 2018
  • 104KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 May 2018
  • Suggested by billon

OfflineRegistryView allows you to read offline registry files from external drive and view the desired registry key in .reg file format.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch OfflineRegistryView.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed bug: OfflineRegistryView exported REG_EXPAND_SZ values incorrectly.

GPU-Z v2.9.0 Updated

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

GPU-Z is a lightweight system utility designed to provide vital information about your video card and graphics processor. It supports AMD, ATI, Intel and NVIDIA graphics devices.

Alternatively, GPU-Z Portable has portable settings and is stealth.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Windows registry.
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download GPU-Z.x.xx.x.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new?
  • Added:
    • WDDM 2.4 support for Windows 10 RS4 / April Update / Spring Creators Update;
    • Support for:
      NVIDIA Tesla V100;
      Haswell GT1 in Celeron 2961Y;
      HBM2 memory type in Advanced Panel, NVIDIA BIOS;
      perf cap reason 'none' (Tesla in TCC mode);
    • More Bristol Ridge models.
  • Changed Wani name to Carrizo/Bristol.
  • Vega's SOC Clock and Hot Spot sensors are now disabled by default at request of AMD. You can enable them any time in settings.
  • When GPU-Z is set to launch on Window startup, disable "This file was downloaded from Internet" message.
  • Improved drawing code for sensor graph.
  • Fixed:
    • Empty or incorrect readings for NVIDIA GPUs in TCC mode (Quadro/Tesla);
    • Detection for AMD Carrizo/Bristol/Stoney;
    • DirectX support reporting for ATI RV200;
    • Top right button corruption when resizing the window.
Latest comments
abc on 2012-07-21 18:57

It's not mentioned but it requires admin rights to install a driver. Does it remove the driver on system reboot? I don't know, I couldn't find out very much information besides "there's no installation required". The developer proclaims "It's so simple to use, you don't need documentation." LOL. So much for that.

Last but not least GPU-Z and CPU-Z just share similar names, they are developed independently afaik.

veyselcelik on 2013-09-13 21:53

It's not stealth. Where the files or regs stored?

I am Baas on 2013-09-14 01:28

@veyselcelik

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\TechPowerUP\Gpu-z

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Digital Clock v4.7.2 Updated

billon on 7 May 2018
  • 42MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Digital Clock is a feature-rich yet easy to customize desktop clock. It supports skins, customizable clock color, texture instead of color, zoom, signals (alarms, hourly chimes), tray control, customizable time format, start-up with system, auto-update and more. Additional features can be enabled via plug-ins.

Digital Clock is a cross-platform program available for Linux, Mac OS and Windows.

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

Optionally, delete unnecessary translation files.
Similar/alternative apps: TheAeroClock
What's new? See:
https://github.com/Kolcha/DigitalClock4/blob/master/changelog.txt

7-Zip Portable v18.05 Updated

billon on 19 Jun 2018
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 May 2018
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

7-Zip is an archive manager that can view and create a wide variety of formats. The program includes folder favorites, optional two-pane view, checksum calculator, file split/combine capability and more. Individual archives can be created with high speed or high compression settings, update options (including update, add/replace, synchronize), split volumes and more. Archives can be secured with standard zip or more secure AES encryption.

Although the official archiver for the open, high-compression "7z" format, the program also supports the creation of multiple formats including ZIP, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR and WIM. It will extract a long list of other formats, among them RAR, CAB, ISO, ARJ, RPM, VHD, VMDK etc. Even more formats are supported through third-party plugins.

7-Zip Portable is a wrapper from PortableApps.com, auto-detecting 32 or 64-bit automatically. Alternatively, X-7zip is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch 7-ZipPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Peazip, BandiZip
What's new? See:
https://www.7-zip.org/history.txt
Latest comments
Provy on 2018-04-15 15:11

Does anyone know if this will make self-extracting archives, or if there is another freeware program that will? I couldn't find this option in the help search. Thanks.

smaragdus on 2018-04-15 17:54

@Provy
See this screen - https://vgy.me/ukbcPz.png

DzejPy on 2018-04-18 03:15

@Provy
BandiZip has more SFX archive parameters - https://vgy.me/bgqCJ4.jpg
https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2397

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AppAudioConfig v1.01 Updated

billon on 6 May 2018
  • 114KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 May 2018
  • Suggested by billon

AppAudioConfig displays the current audio settings for every application on your system and allows you to easily change multiple application settings at once. You can change a variety of functions including volume, right/left audio balance and mute/unmute status.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder. Modifies the Windows registry under HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\LowRegistry\Audio\PolicyConfig\PropertyStore
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AppAudioConfig.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Open In RegEdit' option.

KeePass Professional v2.39.1 Updated

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

KeePass is a password manager that helps you store and manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database locked with a single master key or a key file. The database is encrypted using the AES algorithm and the program includes a strong automatic password generator, expire dates, customized icons and categories and much more.

Note that available plug-ins may not be portable.

Note: KeePass Classic is also available with fewer features, but does not require DotNet. See edition comparison.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Stealth: ? Yes. Plugins use creates/writes to AppData\Local\KeePass\PluginCache\
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch KeePass.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: KeePass Classic, Password Safe
What's new? See:
https://keepass.info/news/news_all.html
Latest comments
webfork on 2016-12-03 23:36

@Mixture: confirmed. I just tested with the Twofish plugin. It just saves a DLL file rather than settings but other plugins likely have additional options that would not be saved locally. I'll add a note to the entry.

Mixture on 2017-01-09 18:36

Great! Now that a new and native encryption algorithm, ChaCha20, and a new password hash, Argon2, has been added in version 2.35, I changed my database settings to include the new high security features. Now, if only someone will add more native high security features to KeePass 2.xx.

webfork on 2017-01-24 01:13

@Mixture - Although ChaCha20 is listed in the release notes as an encryption algorythm, I think this is actually a random number generator. While that's part of good crypto and the program is probably more secure as a result, I wouldn't describe the 2.xx series as insecure.

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PeaZip v6.6.0 Updated

billon on 6 May 2018
  • 25MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 May 2018
  • Suggested by Yucca

PeaZip is a feature-rich file archiver with broad support for 100+ archive types. The file manager interface includes a hash tool, file wipe, file associations, themes, estimated compression level, system benchmark, image crop/rename and much more. Note that tools setup through the task scheduler are not portable.

Formats supported include most mainstream archive formats, including 7ZIP, ACE (read), BZIP2, CAB, GZIP, MSI (extr.), RAR (extr.), TAR, UPX, ZIP, as well as it's own PEA format.

Cross platform (Linux/BSD) and a 64-bit version is available. Alternatively, PeaZip Portable portablizes bookmarks and includes both 32 and 64-bit versions, automatically using the proper one on each PC.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: LGPL
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch peazip.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: 7-Zip
What's new? See:
http://www.peazip.org/changelog.html
Latest comments
AndTheWolf on 2014-11-16 17:37

Download link (http://www.peazip.org/peazip-portable.html) raises a 404 "not found" error. Link instead just to http://www.peazip.org/ or to http://peazip.sourceforge.net/peazip-portable.html.

webfork on 2014-11-16 18:56

AndTheWolf: Joby updated, thanks for the note

Happy.Camper2 on 2014-12-24 02:22

My experience with PeaZip is to go to:

HomePage: http://www.peazip.org/
Download Link: http://www.peazip.org/downloads/peazip-5.5.2.WINDOWS.exe

Happy Holidays to everyone :)

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DiskInternals Linux Reader v2.7.0 Updated

billon on 5 May 2018
  • 21MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 May 2018
  • Suggested by AlephX

DiskInternals Linux Reader provides several disk management tools in an easy-to-use interface. Most notably it includes a tool for reading disks formatted to to a variety of file systems for Mac and Linux, as well as virtual disks from VMware, VirtualBox, VirtualPC and Parallels (VMDK, VHD, VDI, HDS), as well as a disk image creator. The interface includes a disk usage window, basic file search, and a preview option for pictures and text.

Can create disk images (.img and .dsk), including boot sector. Filesystems supported include:

  • Ext2/3/4
  • ReiserFS, Reiser4
  • HFS, HFS+ (Mac OS)
  • FAT, exFAT
  • NTFS, ReFS (next-gen Windows filesystem)
  • UFS2

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

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. HKLM\SOFTWARE\DiskInternals, HKCU\Software\DiskInternals
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract the files with Universal Extractor to a temporary folder
  2. Move the contents of $INSTDIR to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch LinuxReader.exe (for 32-bit OS) or LinuxReader64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
Similar/alternative apps: Explore2fs Portable Edition
Latest comments
Midas on 2016-01-14 15:28

@checker: after my experience with the largely illiterate (*ducks*) masses of the Net, I believe a link is more eloquent and straightforward than a note. For one, it's part of the the database structure, while a note is easy to overlook. I motion for the link to be reinstated.

SYSTEM on 2016-01-14 16:11

@Midas: I agree. I was the one who added the 64-bit download link before Checker removed it.

webfork on 2017-03-01 19:13

Tested with Mac-formatted HFS+ drive today and this worked beautifully. Very easy and fast.

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CPU-Z v1.85 Updated

billon on 4 May 2018

CPU-Z gathers and displays information on some of the main components of the machine, including CPU, motherboard, memory, GPU and operating system.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch cpuz_x32.exe or cpuz_x64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

Optional: To disable update check, edit cpuz.ini and change CheckUpdates=1 to CheckUpdates=0
What's new?
  • AMD AGESA version report in BIOS information.
  • Increased clocks refresh rate.
  • Fix initialization error on Windows XP and 7.
Latest comments
kc on 2011-03-17 18:15

useless. to most of us, PORTABLE requires us to be able to run as NON-ADMIN. can't use this. can't install it. not truly portable. don't get me wrong, I use it all the time on my cluster at home, just can't use this at work or on common machines at school.

dany on 2011-10-27 15:15

@Cattleya: Make sure you download the zip package, because the installer does the following:
"The kernel mode driver used by CPU-Z is installed on the system, that avoids to install / remove it at every run."
The portable version leaves no driver behind, just tested it.

@kc: I used to do sysadmin for a small non-profit org. 7 pc's and 2 printers, no big deal. I carried all my tools on a pendrive. Off course I had admin-rights, but this is a typical scenario a lot of us are in, so it's not entirely useless, portable is the way to go for sysadmins ;)

kleinkinstein on 2014-03-22 13:09

CPUZ is old, tired and practically useless. It's heyday was about six years ago. Speccy is a must for today.

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OfflineRegistryFinder v1.01 Updated

webfork on 4 May 2018
  • 136KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 May 2018
  • Suggested by billon

OfflineRegistryFinder allows you to scan registry files from a separate source (not your local system registry) or registry snapshot to find keys/values/data. After it displays the search result, you can easily select one or more items and then export them into a .reg file. This can then be imported into the RegEdit tool of Windows.

Note that snapshot searches may be faster than a live system, especially for repeated searches or general research. As such, creating a snapshot of your current system and using this program may work better and faster than other registry search tools.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch OfflineRegistryFinder.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Regshot 2 Unicode
What's new?
  • Fixed bug: OfflineRegistryFinder exported REG_EXPAND_SZ values incorrectly.

FastStone Image Viewer v6.5 Updated

billon on 3 May 2018
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 May 2018
  • Suggested by Widya Santoso

FastStone Image Viewer is an image browser, viewer and converter that supports resizing, renaming, cropping, color adjustments, watermarks, lossless JPEG transitions, drop shadow effects, image frames, scanner support, histogram and more. It also includes a built-in slideshow with 60+ transitional effects. It supports all major graphic formats including BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, GIF, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF, ICO, TGA and several Camera RAWs.

The program includes metadata (EXIF) tools including the ability to pull up a map of where a given picture was taken by looking at GPS data.

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

Optionally, delete unnecessary language and help files.
Similar/alternative apps: IrfanView, XnView, Imagine
What's new?
  • Enhanced:
    • The Import Photos and Videos tool. Now it allows you to import both photos and videos from cell phones, digital cameras and card readers. Previously, video files could not be imported;
    • The internal Video Player.
  • Increased the maximum time interval (from 5 minutes to 1 hour) in slideshow.
  • Other minor improvements and bug fixes.
Latest comments
Bruce on 2016-08-29 07:36

I'm a great fan of this program. And, as I've said before, just when you think FastStone Image Viewer can't get better the developers come up with another gem ... this time it supports dual instances, which allows you to run two image viewers at the same time, drag and drop images between them, and compare images from different folders side by side. Well done FastStone!

xor on 2018-02-18 00:26

This is my complimentary app to the well known big-one. I'm having trouble renaming a file (F2) it takes 5 seconds to rename it, I had to go back to version 5.3 where it's all fast and normal, no idea if this a bug or a Win 10 thing or something else.

zorro on 2018-02-18 06:05

@xor: must be related to your system. I'm using the newest version on Win 8.1 x64 and just tested all renaming methods - no problems, no delay. All other functions work as well fast and flawless.

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SyncFolders v3.4.456 New

billon on 3 May 2018
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by smaragdus

SyncFolders supports 3 synchronization modes - Copy, Backup (Mirror), and Two-Way Synchronization on an unlimited number of files and folders. Other features include preview, file comparison by date and size or by content, integration with Windows task scheduler, filters, connections from or to UNC paths, multiple rules in a single rules file, and deleted or overwritten files can be moved to the recycle bin or to a time-stamped history folder. It even can ignore one-hour time stamp differences caused by DST switch for synchronization to FAT file systems.

The program includes logging, command-line parameters and more. SyncFolders is multilingual and comes with a detailed help file.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET Framework 4.0
Stealth: ? No. Creates an empty folder in AppData.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SyncFolders.exe.

Optionally you can delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: DirSync Pro, DSynchronize, Folder Sync, jaBuT, Zback

TaskSchedulerView v1.41 Updated

billon on 2 May 2018
  • 133KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 May 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

TaskSchedulerView displays in a single table the list of all tasks from the Windows "Task Scheduler". The program also allows you to easily disable/enable multiple tasks at once.

For every task, the following information is displayed: Task Name, Description, Status, Hidden (Yes/No), Last Run/Next Run Times, Task Folder, EXE filename or COM handler of the task, number of missed runs and more.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TaskSchedulerView.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed bug: Some options like "Hide Disabled Tasks" and "Hide Tasks Marked As Hidden" didn't work properly when saving the tasks list from command-line.

RegistryChangesView v1.07 Updated

billon on 1 May 2018
  • 153KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by billon

RegistryChangesView allows you to take a snapshot of Windows Registry and later compare it with the current Registry, Registry files stored in a shadow copy created by Windows, or other snapshots. When comparing two snapshots, exact changes are displayed, with optional export of the changes into a standard .reg file.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch RegistryChangesView.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Regshot, RegFromApp
What's new?
  • Fixed bug: RegistryChangesView exported REG_EXPAND_SZ values incorrectly.

UNetbootin v6.61 Updated

billon on 30 Apr 2018
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by donald

UNetbootin allows you to create a bootable operating system on a USB drive without burning a CD. Can use regular ISO files or download from any of the major Linux and FreeBSD distributions (Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE, NetBSD, etc.) as well as bootable system utilities for repair, recovery, testing and more.

Also available for Mac and Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download unetbootin-windows-xxx.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: Universal USB Installer, Rufus
What's new? See:
https://github.com/unetbootin/unetbootin/commit/master
Latest comments
bzl333 on 2013-07-27 00:36

up to version 5.85 now at sourceforge.

TP109 on 2014-11-26 02:56

This is ideal for installing Linux distros. Has worked flawlessly so far. Can't say the same for similar apps.

webfork on 2016-10-10 22:00

I used this program successfully to get Ubuntu set up on an old Mac.

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LameXP v4.16 Updated

SYSTEM on 30 Apr 2018
  • 32MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by lautrepay

LameXP is an audio encoding and conversion program with a skinnable, drag-and-drop interface. The program can edit metadata, create an automatic playlist file, and modify audio with multi-threaded batch processing tools for normalization and tone adjustment.

The program supports a wide variety of formats and quality settings. Although named for one of its popular encoders (the LAME MP3 encoder), the program can also export to OGG, Opus, FLAC, AC3, APE, WAV and DCA. Can convert from a wide variety of formats including MP3, OGG, FLAC, MP4/AAC, AC3, DTS, WavPack, Musepack, TTA, Speex, Monkey's Audio, Shorten, WMA, Opus and more.

MP4/AAC encoding available via an external download (Nero AAC/QAAC).

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Rename the LameXP.exe to LameXP-Portable.exe
  3. Launch LameXP-Portable.exe
Similar/alternative apps: TAudioConverter , fre:ac
What's new?
  • Upgraded build environment to Microsoft Visual Studio 2017.6 (MSVC 19.13)
  • Updated LAME encoder to v3.100 Final (2017-10-13), compiled with ICL 18.0 and MSVC 14.1
  • Updated mpg123 decoder to v1.25.10 (2018-03-05), compiled with GCC 7.3.0
  • Updated Opus encoder/decoder libraries to v1.3-beta-31 (2018-03-27) and Opus-Tools to v0.1.10-51 (2018-03-04)
  • Updated Monkey's Audio binary to v4.33 (2017-12-01), compiled with ICL 18.0 and MSVC 15.5
  • Updated FAAD decoder to v2.8.6 (2017-10-10), compiled with ICL 18.0 and MSVC 15.5
  • Updated Vorbis decoder to OggDec v1.10.1+ (2015-03-19), using libVorbis v1.3.6 (2018-03-16)
  • Updated ALAC decoder to refalac v1.64 (2017-05-19), compiled with ICL 18.0 and MSVC 15.5
  • Updated WavPack decoder to v5.1.0 (2017-01-20), compiled with ICL 18.0 and MSVC 15.5
  • Updated MediaInfo to v18.03.1+ (2018-04-19), compiled with ICL 18.2 and MSVC 15.6
  • Updated GnuPG to v1.4.22 (2017-07-19), compiled with GCC 7.2.0
  • Updated QAAC add-in (separate download) to QAAC v2.64 (2017-07-19), compiled with ICL 18.0 and MSVC 15.5
  • Complete re-write of MediaInfo parsing code, now using XML-based MediaInfo output
  • Improved auto-detection of max. parallel instances on computers with "fast" (i.e. SSD or similar) drive
  • Some improvements to output file name generation code
  • Added "Visual Elements" manifest for Windows 8+ "Start" screen tile
  • Some more protection against "DLL pre-loading" attacks has been implemented
Latest comments
webfork on 2013-12-28 21:30

deathcubek: it sounds like you mostly got the testing thing ironed out, but just in case, there's a forum thread that covers a few different testing processes: http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7718

Napiophelios on 2016-05-19 15:47

Is LameXP the only audio encoder that can convert opus files?

webfork on 2016-05-20 02:07

I converted something to Opus yesterday with LameXP but TEncoder and TAudioConverter will also do the trick.

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RapidCRC Unicode v0.3.27 Updated

billon on 30 Apr 2018
  • 790KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by Userfriendly

RapidCRC Unicode is a hashing program capable of checking and verifying the integrity of files, folders, or whole drives. The program includes process priority, ability to pause/resume analysis, job queuing, easily copy hashes to the clipboard and multi-threaded checks. If using checksum files (e.g. .sfv or .md5) for future verification, options include the ability to generate for every analyzed file, directory, or a single checksum with all hash data.

Includes direct support for CRC hashing in the filename (common for anime releases) for example: "MyFile [45DEF3A0].avi") Other algorithms range from fast to secure, including SFV(CRC32), MD5, ED2K, SHA-1, SHA-256 and SHA-512.

A 64-bit version is available on download page. Based on the original RapidCRC but updated with extended Unicode support.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Archive" or "Archive (x64)" RAR package and extract using 7-Zip or similar program to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete rcrcshex.dll or rcrcshex64.dll
  3. Create an empty text file called options_unicode.bin in the same folder
  4. Launch RapidCRC.exe
Similar/alternative apps: FileVerifier++
What's new?
  • Total number of files to be calculated was always 0 in non queue mode.
Latest comments
webfork on 2014-08-02 02:05

This is currently my go-to program. I tend to add it to the "send to" menu on machines I'm currently using and it works beautifully to check one or more files. Also, the ability to insert the hash directly into the file name makes so much sense. Just drag-and-drop it into the window and instantly know if there's a problem. Great solution to the multi-step check.

shoover on 2016-02-21 09:17

I think there is something wrong with the "CRC into Filename" function. This occurs with files that lack a file extension.

webfork on 2016-02-22 21:20

shoover: The dev has been pretty responsive if you want to reach out: https://github.com/OV2/RapidCRC-Unicode/issues

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sChecklist v1.1.7 Updated

billon on 30 Apr 2018
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Nov 2016
  • Suggested by Checker

sChecklist is a simple checklist app. Just rows of text entries and a checkbox for each.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch sChecklist.exe.
What's new? See:
http://www.dcmembers.com/skwire/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/apps/schecklist/changelog.txt

The Powder Toy v93.3 Updated

billon on 28 Apr 2018
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

The Powder Toy is a physics "sandbox" game that simulates a variety of elements including air pressure, velocity, heat, gravity and a countless number of interactions between different "substances" drawn on to the 2D landscape. Included are a variety of different materials, liquids, gases and electronic components are available to construct complex machines (including catapults, guns and bombs) as well as realistic terrains and environments. You can then mine them and watch explosions, add intricate wirings, play with stickmen or operate your machine.

The program features a vibrant community of available saved worlds and creations and is built on a platform that welcomes automation and tweaking.

Cross-platform (Mac and Linux).

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Powder.exe.
What's new? See:
http://powdertoy.co.uk/Download/Changelog.html

sWeather v1.7.5 Updated

billon on 1 May 2018
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by guinness

sWeather is a tray-based weather app featuring multiple location support, a 5-day forecast and integrated WOEID (Where on Earth IDentifier) searching. Optional, customizable tray icons are available for conditions and temperature.

Weather data is provided by Yahoo! Weather.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch sWeather.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: WeatherMate
What's new? See:
http://www.dcmembers.com/skwire/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/apps/sweather/changelog.txt
Latest comments
__philippe on 2013-07-27 13:03

For a different perspective about weather-related applications,
take a peek at the Norwegian Met office free-access portal: http://yowindow.com

discussed in PFC's "chit-chat" forum here:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=20711

__philippe

vbb on 2015-01-30 13:45

A great application: small, fast & beautiful.

mechmn on 2015-03-07 00:53

sWeather is 1st class for GUI and data, NirSoft's mWeather is 2nd for data.

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Postpone Restart v5.0.0.0 Updated

Midas on 27 Apr 2018
  • 898KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by guinness

Postpone Restart addresses common Windows annoyance: after installing official Microsoft updates, Windows will constantly prompt you to restart. Worse, in Vista and above, the updates are on a timer and, if you happen to be away when the timer runs out, the computer will automatically restart. Postpone Restart will automatically press the "Postpone" button for you, letting you avoid this headache.

To disable the postponing, simply exit the application.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch prestart.exe.
Latest comments
fullbug on 2014-03-21 23:41

Both the website and download link no longer works....

Midas on 2014-06-03 15:09

Website at http://apps.nozavi.com/ is reporting "Under maintenance", with no other content apart from download links...

webfork on 2018-04-21 18:33

Site back online, updated download link

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NetCon Manager v5.0.0.0 Updated

Midas on 27 Apr 2018
  • 425KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by guinness

NetCon Manager is a simple network manager to set different network profiles according to location or preference. The program includes IP, Gateway, DNS, gateway, etc.

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

MuseTips Text Filter 1.7.0.1068 Updated

billon on 27 Apr 2018
  • 1020KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

MuseTips Text Filter is a lightweight text file viewer with easy search and filter tools. Text lines are instantly filtered as you type your search phrase, with all matched terms highlighted in a contrasting color.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable Version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TextFilter.exe.
Latest comments
webfork on 2011-05-25 17:53

Chris: As user "ale" pointed out, its more than just a number change. You're welcome to add to the forum topic if you disagree with the current policy on this. http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=6134

Midas on 2014-06-04 08:53

@Baas: I stand corrected, misleading comment deleted. :)

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Free MP3 Cutter and Editor v2.8.0.1084 Updated

billon on 27 Apr 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by webfork

Free MP3 Cutter and Editor can do simple edits to WAV and MP3 files, including volume changes, fade-in and fade-out and delete sections. Can convert mono to stereo and vice versa.

Note: The program by default saves MP3 files at 128 bitrate.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable Version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MP3Cutter.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: mp3DirectCut
Latest comments
Midas on 2015-04-07 18:39

MuseTips Free MP3 Cutter and Editor is currently at v2.7.0 (changelog at http://www.musetips.com/free-mp3-cutter-and-editor-version-history.html).

Only an installer is provided for downloading, but it can be (Uni)extracted and is portable/stealth.

I am Baas on 2015-04-07 19:18

@Midas

Entry updated.

JohnW on 2016-07-16 11:25

A few disjointed comments...
1. The version is up to 2.8
2. The portable option has been reinstated.
3. I just wanted to snip unwanted sections; this did it simply and intuitively.
I find "more advanced" editors get confusing.
4. MBAM finds a PUP in the file. Seems like a false positive to me (I added an exclusion)

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SunlitGreen BatchBlitz v3.4.0.1069 Updated

billon on 27 Apr 2018
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by ashghost

BatchBlitz is a batch image processor with an included photo edit program. It allows you to add a watermarks, filter source files, rename/convert images, resize/rotate, automatically apply color corrections and more. An instant preview gives you a look at effects before executing. Additionally, the program supports regular expressions for filtering files to be processed and for the renaming of files. A wizard can categorize files based on metadata (EXIF or IPTC tags).

While the editor program (SunlitGreen Photo Editor) is separate from the batch program, it's included in the application folder or can be launched from within BatchBlitz.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch BatchBlitz.exe
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Wolfghost on 2011-02-01 18:12

>AndtheWolf. Updated ;)

webfork on 2015-09-04 01:58

smaragdus: Thanks for the info but I think this topic is better served in the forums. Could you move it from here and over at the SunlitGreen Photo Editor entry?

smaragdus on 2015-09-05 00:59

@webfork
Done.

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SunlitGreen Photo Editor v1.5.0.1065 Updated

billon on 27 Apr 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by Wolfghost

SunlitGreen Photo Editor is a lightweight photo enhancer and color editor. Features drag and drop, viewer with easy-to-use zoom tools, edit/save image selections, automatic color correction as well as advanced, channel-oriented color corrections, previewable image adjustments, as well as image filters for creating special effects.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PhotoEditor.exe
Similar/alternative apps: PhotoFiltre, PhotoScape
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Wolfghost on 2011-02-01 18:12

>AndtheWolf. Updated ;)

zorro on 2016-09-25 13:18

It should be mentioned that the screenshot shows the unreleased Pro-version. The actual program does NOT support layers!

webfork on 2016-10-08 06:37

@zorro: that's accurate - I'll try to get the screenshot updated soon.

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Universal USB Installer v1.9.8.1 Updated

billon on 26 Apr 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by guinness

Universal USB Installer creates a "Live", or bootable Linux distribution without installation, on an external USB drive. A long list of distributions are available organized by the major groups including Ubuntu, Redhat and SuSE, as well as specialized distros for system management, rescue, security and more.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch Universal-USB-Installer-x.x.x.x.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer)
What's new?
  • Fix various broken links.
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Josh on 2011-02-22 01:08

Have a look at the license agreement page, which is displayed when the tool is run.

Pancho on 2011-06-03 01:21

Cool program!

Midas on 2012-03-20 18:48

By the same author(s), YUMI has the additional advantage of enabling multiple 'Live' distros to coexist on a portable USB drive: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multiboot-usb-creator/

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FileActivityWatch v1.06 Updated

billon on 26 Apr 2018
  • 113KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by billon

FileActivityWatch displays information about every read/write/delete operation of files occurs on your system. For every file, it displays the number of read/write bytes, number of read/write/delete operations, first and last read/write timestamp and the name/ID of the process responsible for the file operation.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FileActivityWatch.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Automatically Scroll Down On New Items' option.
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2018-04-28 12:05

Another fine program from NirSoft seems to work as advertised. Will be great app to see if there is anything happening on the system that is not authorized. I like no installation required.
MIKLO

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Miranda IM v0.10.80 Updated

billon on 26 Apr 2018
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by David Miller

Miranda IM is an extensible, customizable instant messenger client supporting Facebook, Gadu-Gadu, Jabber, ICQ, IRC, MSN, Yahoo and more. The program can support more protocols via an extended plugin system to include Netsend, IAX, Tlen etc. and an add-on system can add other features such as skins, an RSS feed reader, weather alert, world clock, secure messaging etc.

Alternatively, Miranda IM Portable is another portable version.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Using the installer:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. Select Portable Installation, choose a destination folder, and Install
  3. Launch miranda32.exe or miranda64.exe

Using the 7zip versions:
  1. Download the 7z package based on your OS (Win9x/ME: ANSI, All other 32-bit: Unicode, All 64-bit: x64) and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Rename mirandaboot-example.ini to mirandaboot.ini
  3. Open mirandaboot.ini in a text editor, and change ProfileDir= to ProfileDir=.\Profile
  4. Save changes
  5. Launch miranda32.exe or miranda64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Miranda NG, Pidgin
What's new?
  • Link updates.
Latest comments
billon on 2017-08-22 16:57

Program is dead, addons' link is dead, forum is dead, wiki is dead, even screenshots' links are dead.

__philippe on 2017-08-23 12:17

Requiescant in Pace...;-)

webfork on 2017-08-24 02:49

Their site is having some issues. Though I'm only having issues with the addon and wiki site so maybe fixes are underway.

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HexChat v2.14.1 Updated

smaragdus on 25 Apr 2018
  • 32MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by Specular

HexChat is an easy-to-use and extensible IRC client. The program features both tab and tree style views, color schemes, chat logging, auto replacements and customizable time-saving user commands. Additionally the client supports DCC, SASL, proxies, file transfers, spellcheck, alerts and Python/Perl scripts.

Cross-platform with clients available for Linux and experimental Mac builds.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the installer and during the setup check the "Portable Install" option on the last screen. Launch hexchat.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: AdiIRC, Nettalk
What's new? See:
https://hexchat.readthedocs.io/en/latest/changelog.html
Latest comments
Specular on 2015-10-06 18:57

Updated the entry to reflect since v2.10.1 support for Vista has been dropped. Check earlier versions if you need Vista support, and v2.9.4 if for some reason you require XP support.

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PDF-XChange Editor v7.0.325.1 Updated

billon on 25 Apr 2018
  • 95MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by Midas

PDF-XChange Editor is a feature-rich PDF viewer and editor with a tabbed interface. The program includes edition of text-based PDFs, OCR of image based/scanned PDF's to fully text-searchable PDFs, full document spellchecking, rotate/crop documents, add comments/annotations to any PDF file, QR codes and more. You can apply custom stamps from any image/PDF file/Windows clipboard, mark-up pages with text and objects and add/edit hyperlinks.

The program supports export to text or image (BMP/JPEG/TIFF/PNG etc.).

Note: The free PDF-XChange Editor lacks some features present in the registered version (payware). Some "Pro" features noted with with a shopping cart icon can be used, but add a watermark upon saving.

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

Optionally:
  • Disable the available "pro" features via the Edit menu and choose Preferences. Then select the Registration tab and check Hide all licensed features from toolbars and menus
  • Delete unnecessary language files
Similar/alternative apps: Foxit Reader, PDF XChange Viewer
What's new? See:
https://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-editor/history
Latest comments
Midas on 2017-03-09 13:12

Motion granted. :D

MIKLO on 2017-05-13 17:23

As with other PDF-Exchange products the editor doesn't disappoint, it works as advertised and does all I want and more :)

MIKLO

webfork on 2017-09-29 01:48

I had a document with both text and pasted images. While Acrobat Pro kept complaining there was rendered text and wouldn't OCR the available images, PDFXChange got right to it.

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ScreenToGif v2.13.3 Updated

billon on 25 Apr 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by Wolfghost

ScreenToGif is a feature-rich recording program for screen, webcam and whiteboard. The program is customizable, includes hotkeys and recordings can be edited and saved to animated GIF, APNG or video formats. You can control frame-rate, snap the recorder to a window, add text, and denote mouse-clicks and key-presses. The editor can modify existing GIFs and includes resize, crop, flip/rotate, captions, progress bars, borders, watermarks, transitions and more.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .Net Framework 4.6.1
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: MS-PL
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create there an empty text file and name it Settings.xaml
  3. For more stealthy behavior, click on "Options", then "Temporary files" and replace the path in the "Location folder" with a single period
  4. Launch ScreenToGif.exe
Similar/alternative apps: GifCam, Instagiffer
What's new? See:
https://github.com/NickeManarin/ScreenToGif/releases
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2017-08-15 13:48

I'm impressed at this great software, easy to use, works flawlessly just a very nice job thank you so much. Small footprint and very intuitive what more could anyone want with easy to do GIF making. :) Again great job Nicke.
MIKLO

__philippe on 2017-08-15 19:05

ScreenToGif would be even better, if it was not for its unwieldy Net Framework 4.6.1 addiction
(2.5 GB of available hard disk space required).

For me, I'll stick with leaner, self-contained GifCam instead, thank you.

https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2541

webfork on 2017-09-08 03:15

The editor for this program just gets better and better. I've really enjoyed seeing it's progress over time.

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OpenTTD v1.8.0 Updated

billon on 25 Apr 2018
  • 22MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by mcfroogle

OpenTTD is a business simulation game in which the player aims to earn money through transportation of passengers and freight by road, rail, water and air. The program is based upon the popular game Transport Tycoon Deluxe, written by Chris Sawyer for Microprose and attempts to mimic the original game as closely as possible while extending it with new features.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Create an empty openttd.cfg file. Launch openttd.exe.

To save space, delete unnecessary items in the lang folder.
What's new? See:
https://www.openttd.org/en/download-stable

MultiClipBoardSlots v1.24 Updated

billon on 25 Apr 2018
  • 166KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by billon

MultiClipBoardSlots allows you to extend the Clipboard for up to 10 clipboard storage slots to easily insert text, images and other objects between the programs via freely selectable Windows shortcut. The program doesn't lose the contents of the Clipboard Slots because the default Clipboard will be overwritten by other programs.

The keyboard shortcuts for the Clipboard Memory Slots are predefined, but always can be individually adjusted.

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. Create file MultiClipBoardSlots.ini. Launch MultiClipBoardSlots.exe.
What's new?
  • Rebuilding due to positive false virus alert on Windows 10, even though no virus was present.
  • Update of the language files.
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2016-11-22 11:26

Sorry but this is not for me, though I like some other titles from this designer.

I have to remember what text is in what clipboardslot and with what hotkey I have to copy paste. I prefer a conventional clipboard tool like Ethervane Echo

smaragdus on 2016-11-22 19:52

I concur with Ennovy, I have no use for this tool either, I have tested most of the utilities by SoftwareOK and I like and use many of them, MultiClipBoardSlots is the first one I find to be rather awkward.

MIKLO on 2018-01-18 09:45

As others have said I use and like other titles the designer has made, but sorry this is to much to remember where and what I entered. It really is a good idea just doesn't work 4me, thanks for the work you have done it is appreciated very much.
MIKLO

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Kid3 v3.6.1 Updated

billon on 2 Jun 2018
  • 44MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by Midas

Kid3 is customizable audio tag editor that supports a broad list of audio formats. The program functions with a variety of ID3 tags and convert between them. The program can also edit tags of multiple files, generate tags from filenames and from the contents of tag fields, generate filenames from tags, rename and create directories from tags and create playlist files. The program can also import from several sources including gnudb.org, TrackType.org, MusicBrainz, Discogs and Amazon, as well as export tags to CSV and HTML files.

Formats supported include MP3, Ogg/Vorbis, FLAC, MPC, MP4/AAC, MP2, Opus, Speex, TrueAudio, WavPack, WMA, WAV, AIFF and APE. ID3 tag versions include v1.1, v2.3 and v2.4.

Cross-platform with versions available for Android, Linux and macOS.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract it to a folder of your choice. Launch kid3.exe --portable.
Similar/alternative apps: Mp3tag, TagScanner
What's new? See:
https://kid3.sourceforge.io/#history

Date Reminder v3.34 Updated

billon on 24 Apr 2018
  • 261KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Date Reminder alerts you to both recurring and nonrecurring events, like birthdays, bills to pay, appointments etc. The reminders are listed in chronological order. Reminders can be marked "done", i.e. "dealt with". Past events will remain in the list until they are marked "done". An advance notice marker can be set a number of days before an event.

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 Reminder.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new?
  • 64 bit version available.
  • PureBasic compiler ver. 5.62.
Latest comments
Cornflower on 2017-01-20 14:36

I agree with dot that there are some nice options, and in addition, the list is in text format, and I have it set to autocreate CSV format so I can look at all, say, upcoming Canadian elections (I have all kinds of things in mine) and import into other programs. The author revisits most of his tools about once a year, and for utilities that is pretty good. After over a decade, I am still using Reminder.

spicydog on 2017-03-20 07:46

Can someone please post a working download link for Datetrac v12.9?

Thanks :)

MIKLO on 2017-11-28 12:07

spicydog yeah I have also not been able to find a download link for any version of Datetrac
MIKLO

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