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FreeCommander XE v2019 Build 790a Updated

billon on 6 Jan 2019

FreeCommander XE is a powerful, dual-pane file manager with hundreds of features including folder size calculation, folder comparison/synchronization, file/duplicate 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:
https://freecommander.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=775&p=28884#p28884
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

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QuickViewer v1.1.3 Updated

billon on 5 Jan 2019
  • 43MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Jan 2019
  • Suggested by smaragdus

QuickViewer is a fast, versatile and customizable graphics viewer. View features include full screen, spread format, slideshow and various zoom options. The program supports drag and drop, always on top, history, bookmarks, catalogs, customizable shortcut keys, EXIF information and automatic rotation according to EXIF, send image to mail client, rich context menu and more.

Formats supported include common graphics (BMP, PNG, JPEG, GIF, TIFF, TGA, ICO, WEBP, DDS), animation (APNG, GIF), archives and comic books archives (7Z, RAR, ZIP, CBR, CBZ) and raw image formats (Canon- CRW & CR2, Nicon- NEF, Ricoh- DNG, Sony- ARW etc.).

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL v3.0
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch QuickViewer.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: FastStone Image Viewer, Honeyview, IrfanView, XnView
What's new? See:
https://github.com/kanryu/quickviewer/releases

calibre v3.37 Updated

billon on 4 Jan 2019
  • 140MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Jan 2019
  • Suggested by I am Baas

calibre is an e-book library management application with a variety of useful functions including device-specific e-book conversion, news download and conversion, viewer and content server for online access to your collection.

The program syncs automatically with many different physical devices. It supports a variety of e-book formats, as well as e-books contained in RAR and ZIP archives.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux. Alternatively, X-calibre is stealth and automatically adjusts paths. A WinXP-compatible version is available.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Trolltech
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract: Download the "portable installer" and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch calibre-portable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: TEBookConverter
What's new? See:
https://calibre-ebook.com/whats-new
Latest comments
filobus on 2015-05-28 07:38

@bzl333 weel, you have to bear criticism if you want to improve! (unkind criticism is another matter)
Calibre is "huge" (maybe it have to be like that, it's not a criticism, it's just a pity!), and I too don't like at all its way to make its own library (I have to put there only books I want to convert, and remove them, not a user friendly behaviour). It's a little too complicated, but it does its job well!
For me it's a must-have but also a could-be-better!! :-)

donald on 2015-07-24 19:38

Per CALIBRE Version: 2.33.0 beyond version 1.48x CALIBRE no longer supports XP.
Download XP Compatible from http://download.calibre-ebook.com/1.html

olliebean on 2018-02-24 08:29

Incidentally there's an official portable version available on the Calibre website (https://calibre-ebook.com/download_portable), which works fine and appears to be stealth. (No Trolltech keys.)

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Opera v57.0.3098.116 Updated Adware

billon on 9 Jan 2019
  • 137MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Jan 2019
  • Suggested by Specular

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

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

Alternative Portable versions:

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Opera Software, HKCU\Software\MozillaPlugins, HKLM\Software\MozillaPlugins.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Adware (was initially freeware when added to the database)
How to extract:
  1. Download and launch Setup.exe
  2. Select Options and choose Stand-alone installation (USB)
  3. Set Install path to a folder of your choice and click Accept & Install
  4. Launch launcher.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Vivaldi, Google Chrome Portable
What's new? See:
https://www.opera.com/docs/changelogs/windows/
Latest comments
PAFuser on 2018-01-03 12:12

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

jcaiken on 2018-10-17 15:39

Opera is built on Chromium, the open-source version of Chrome, and as well as having its own extensions is compatible with most Chrome extensions (but not Chrome Applications).
The reference to the older version of Opera (v12) should also identify that it also lacks many of the modern features that are only available in the newer versions, e.g. Chrome compatibility, built in ad-blocker and free VPN, etc.

webfork on 2018-10-17 21:36

jcaiken: Thanks for the suggestions but these entries really aim to just be a summary of the application. There's really no way to make sure we're highlighting all the tech, features, and difference from other applications, but you're right that the ad-bocking by default is notable so I'll add that in.

Also, should note that the included "VPN" is really just a proxy.

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Bandizip 6.20 Updated

billon on 4 Jan 2019
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Jan 2019
  • Suggested by I am Baas

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

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

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

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: 7-Zip, PeaZip
What's new? New:
  • EGG/AZO algorithm extraction support.
Improved:
  • Enhanced stability during multicore compression.
  • Stability.
Fixed:
  • Recognize some zip files that are compressed with Mac Finder as corrupted files.
  • Bugs.
  • Toolbar image related issue.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-03-29 04:55

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

__philippe on 2017-09-06 14:30

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

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

__philippe on 2018-02-02 05:10

Looks like fomer reports of Bandizip-XP demise were grossly exaggerated...;-)

2018 Ultimate XP-aware portable package
BANDIZIP-PORTABLE-EN-v5.20.ZIP (Bandizip32.exe link date 01-FEB-2018)

Bandizip-XP main page: https://www.bandisoft.com/bandizip/old/

XP Portable DL link: https://www.bandisoft.com/bandizip/dl.php?xp_portable
XP Installer DL link: https://www.bandisoft.com/bandizip/dl.php?xp

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