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Simple Port Forwarding v3.8.5

webfork on 9 May 2014

Simple Port Forwarding helps with the automation process of port forwarding on a variety of routers, without the need to know the technical details of the particular router. Ideal if you use a wide variety of routers, but don't want to find/read the manuals.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Included in the application directory.
Stealth: ? No. Stores window position settings into registry.
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch spf.exe.
What's new?
  • Completely redid the code for the port tester, making it way more faster and fixed a few minor bugs.
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bajaatan on 2010-12-21 14:24

Again restart (once immediately after start and once after few minutes of work). Didn't have time to find Basic UI mode. I'll give up on this one :(

Old Timer on 2010-12-22 17:53

Looks like it is is just a simple file from Microsoft being out of date. Give this a try,1630.0.html

icemanx on 2011-04-14 16:40

here is the DIRECT link to the Portable version from thier website

that should work better

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Pidgin Portable v2.10.9 Updated

webfork on 2 Aug 2014
  • 56MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by USB_Kx

Pidgin is an easy-to-use multi-protocol instant messaging client with a tabbed interface, customizable sounds, themes, and more. Supports a long list of networks including AOL, Yahoo, MSN, ICQ, Jabber, and IRC, as well as 85 world languages.

Pidgin Portable is a version of the program from PortableApps. A wide variety of plugins are available to add more features including networks, security, interface tweaks, and more. Themes are available via an additional download.

Alternate portable versions:

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. gtk bookmarks
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PidginPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: MirdandaNG, InstantBird
What's new? XMPP:
  • Fix problems logging into some servers including and
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rokth on 2011-03-16 20:39

@John Haller. I thought most custom pounce sounds were portable relative to .purple. In fact, any paths that a plugin relies on are also relative to .purple
Wasn't this like when you implied that Pidgin OTR and Pidgin Encryption were not portable?

toilet_duck on 2011-03-16 20:45

@rokth You're right. I've had nothing but success using a proper portable Pidgin build (batch made, not the needless PortableApps version) to run pounces, plugins, etc. all relative to the .purple settings directory. My 2 cents.

JohnTHaller on 2011-03-16 23:09

I think you can manually type paths into pounces that are relative. It's far easier to just click Browse and select it, though. As always, if you're a portable geek who doesn't care about leaving bits behind and are comfortable manually configuring it all and manually typing relative paths, you're fine using the guidelines.

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FloatLED v1.12

webfork on 31 Jan 2014

FloatLED is a simple application to display disk usage with LED-style displays on systems that don't have an indicator. The program is simple and unobtrusive, requiring little screen space or system resources.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application Folder
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch FloatLED_Portable.exe
Optionally, delete FloatLED[version number]_Setup.exe.
What's new? v1.12
14 November 2011 (Time to open the lid that was previously closed)

A minor mishap caused the Window Snap flag to not be stored properly in memory during operation which would still pop the window into place (if placed on top of Taskbar area). If you have problems that FloatLED stills falls behind the taskbar area (when you click it), make sure you also check the “Make window persistant” flag as Windows7 seems to have a more aggressive “make-me-on-top-situation”.

Since I was happily and just recently married on 8 Oct 2011, we could finally relax and go back to normal days, which let me still do some minor tweaks on the best software LED drive activity around :-)

See the file from page 9 on for older changelogs.
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nedmech on 2009-11-13 21:39

Not sure why, but my NetWorx graph shows pretty constant, low-level network activity while this app is running, even if I configure it to only look at my C:\ drive. Application works fine, but I don't trust things that have unnecessary, unexplained network activity.

ikke on 2010-08-02 23:15

Yes confirmed. It is generating a constant stream of internet traffic over port 445. That one is related to the smb protocol.
I could be legit (I do have shared network drives) but it could be not so legit either since the documentation claims that it does not watch network drives.
My virusscanner does not detect suspicious activity so I guess it's safe altough I don't trust it completely so I've sandboxed it.

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PromptHere v2.9.2.0

joby_toss on 29 Jan 2014

PromptHere is a small utility that sits in the system tray and allows you to open a command prompt directly in the folder you're browsing, using a custom shortcut mouse/key combination. You can also specify if you want the selected file's name pasted or not in the command prompt window by editing the .ini file. Works with a variety of file managers.

Written in AutoHotkey.

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 PromptHere.exe.
What's new? v. Recompiled with latest AHK_L. Zip also includes latest
MilesAhead.ahk include file and PromptHere.ahk source.

v. Fixed error if Set Hotkey is closed via Escape key
or clicking the 'x' without setting a hotkey, then opened again.

Updated code that opens prompt in current folder when none are selected. No longer requires keyboard macro to shift up a directory in the path. Default Mouse Hotkey changed to Control-MiddleMouseButton(see Suggestion about
Alt key above.)

Updated About Dialog.

v. 2.8
Added user selectable keyboard hotkey to open a prompt in DesktopDir as set in .ini file.

v. 2.7
IniEdit updated to 1.6. Accepts file to open via drag & drop.

v. 2.6
IniEdit updated to 1.5. Now pressing Control-t swaps the 2 characters to the left of the insertion point. (If your typo is "thsi" instead of "this" you can fix it by hitting Control-t with the insertion point to the right of the 'i'.) Note that
editor new accepts Tab key. To tab out to buttons from edit box, use Control-Tab.

v. 2.5
Added option in Tray Menu to Edit IniFile. Included tiny Glass .ini editor. Editor requires .NET 3.0 or later with Glass enabled. Otherwise the .ini file will be opened via file association.

v. 2.4
Smoothed the blur effect so that it's there when the prompt is first shown if Glass is enabled.

v. 2.3
Added .ini option DesktopDir. Default dir is C:\ if you click on a blank space on the Desktop while desktop is the "active window."

v. 2.2
Glass feature of prompt may be disabled on Vista or Windows Seven by setting "UseGlass" setting in .ini file to 0. EnableBlurBehind which gives the glass effect, works best if the background color is black. If you have customized your system command prompt to another color and the effect does not look good, set UseGlass to 0 in the .ini file if desired.

v. 2.1
Glass feature now incorporated into the PromptHere exe. The command prompt glass was "translated" from AutoIt3 code by Michael Michta, to AutoHotKey functions. Thanks to Michael Michta for showing me the way to do this in AutoIt3.

v. 2.0
Now uses "blur behind" for Glass prompt if Glass is enabled on Vista or Windows Seven. 7prompt.exe must be in the same folder as PromptHere otherwise an error will occur.

Included source and icon in download. No longer using UPX compression to avoid av "false positives."
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Zan on 2010-04-30 17:09

FYI, Just hold shift and right-click on a folder in Windows 7 (and I believe Vista) to have an "open command prompt here" option. This is quicker and doesn't require a third party app.

codeWarrior on 2010-05-05 20:38

For WinXP, add below instructions to registry file "DosPrompt.reg" and register. You can select then "DOS Prompt" when right-clicking on folder.


@="DOS Prompt"


granny on 2010-05-24 08:13

@ codewarrior
good tip, thank you. But not a portable solution though, I know my local library won't be letting me do any Registry editing. (they have even disabled Right-Click !!!)

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Ziepod v1.0

joby_toss on 30 Jan 2014

Ziepod is an audio podcast manager, RSS & ATOM Feed reader, Podcast Streamer, audio player (MP3s, etc using installed codecs)

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Installed Codex
Stealth: ? No
Path portability: Requires manual entry of drive-less absolute path (eg. \docs\personal\work.doc without the drive letter)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Ziepod.EXE.
Similar/alternative apps: gPodder
Robert's Podcatcher
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I am Baas on 2014-01-30 05:12

Is it stealth?

Is ZiepodOneClicker.dll required?

What about ZiepodUninstaller.exe?

donald on 2014-01-30 21:54

My copy does not have either.

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