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Don't Sleep v3.51 Updated

Checker on 25 Aug 2014

Don't Sleep helps prevent system Shutdown, Standby, Hibernate, Turn Off and Restart operations. This is useful to temporarily disable automatic power-saving tools without modifying any system settings. Works great for running a presentation, defragmenting a disk, or encoding a large file.

System Requirements: Win98 / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
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 DontSleep.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: dont disable poweroff
What's new?
  • Small Improvements in Don't Sleep for Windows 8.1.
  • New language: Arab.
Latest comments
cikenkari on 2011-04-11 11:47

it dosn't work for me sorry,
i'm using antiscreensaver, it's just work fine!

Beau on 2012-02-05 17:25

I've been using Don't Sleep for some time now and it works great for me. It updates frequently but I never had a problem with the many previous versions. I use it when doing routine unattended maintenance, when making large backups and downloads.

allclownsareevil on 2012-02-05 19:20

I think "Don't Sleep" should win an award for the most updated program on TPFW. :-) Works well though, thanks.

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OnlyStopWatch v3.72 Updated

Checker on 18 Jul 2014

OnlyStopWatch is a simple time monitor.

System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package (ANSI/Unicode/64-bit) and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch OnlyStopWatch.exe (ANSI) or OnlyStopWatch_uc.exe (Unicode) or OnlyStopWatch_x64.exe (64-bit).
Similar/alternative apps: Timer Ten Timer
What's new?
  • Correction in the To-Tray feature under Windows 8.1 x64.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2013-08-03 11:25

Alternative: Rob Keir's minuscule Timer.exe (8k), including a more subdued display.


__philippe on 2013-08-04 16:15

Please see also Timer related forum post:


Checker on 2013-08-04 19:44

@ __philippe: Timer added under "Similar/alternative apps:"

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TimeComX Basic v1.3.2.7 Updated

Checker on 6 Aug 2014

TimeComX is a small and resource-friendly automation program, that can execute various actions after specified time or by a lower deviation of network and processor usage activity. User can Restart, Shutdown, Log Off, Lock, Hibernate, Suspend and Wake, Play any type of audio-file (mp3, ogg, wma, wav...), as well as file execution (e.g. batch files).

Optionally, you can let TimeComX make a screenshot before the action starts.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. The application is in the $INSTDIR folder
  3. Launch TimeComX.exe
Similar/alternative apps: DShutdown
What's new?
  • Improved system activity detection (now using WMI).
  • Added disk usage trigger.
  • Added memory usage trigger.
  • Improved version checking.
  • Minor changes in user interface.
  • Minor fixes.
Latest comments
relax2000 on 2010-10-03 17:06

awesome tool!! the guys from bitdreamers also created a nice video tutorial on how to create a portable version of it. it's really easy.
You can find on the product page:
or on youtube:

Midas on 2010-10-04 23:29

The extraction instructions above don't seem to work with the latest Universal Extractor, but the version I downloaded ( is portable by default if you copy the install folder elsewhere before running, as it keeps its settings in a 'profiles' folder it creates inside the application main folder.

That folder size is initially 8 990 228 Bytes, but this is mostly due to the uses of the Qt framework, which bids well for its future multi-platform compatibility. With UPX applied to the exe and dlls, it can be decreased to around half the initial size.

It shows a donate nag dialog on exit, but it can be disabled.

It didn't offer an hibernate option on my laptop, although that option is enabled and is detected by other utilities, which is a deal breaker for me (I vouch for Shutter; see above).

daren_rupert on 2010-10-05 11:40

@Midas did you enable hibernation via "powercfg -h on" as administrator? It worked perfectly for me and now TimeComX shows hibernation as well as sleep mode.

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Shutter Lite v3.5

Checker on 11 May 2014
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by USB_Kx

Shutter lets you perform an action when a user-specified event occurs. The event could be timer countdown, a certain time trigger, low CPU usage, user inactive, low battery etc. The action could be shutdown, reboot, logoff, lock workstation, sleep, hibernate etc. It is also able to play a custom sound and/or run a program of your choice, in addition to displaying a user-configurable message. A web interface is also available that permits remote execution of one of a list of actions.

Note: The developer has added limitations in recent "Lite" versions of his software. Shutter is limited to 5 presets, events, and actions.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freemium, personal use only
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Shutter.exe.
What's new?
  • Removed donation link (donations are discontinued in favor of "Pro" version).
  • Added hint to run as administrator when failed to apply system settings.
  • Hints for use of URL and MAILTO links in Open File action.
  • Do not strip path from the file parameter in Open File action statement when URL or MAILTO links are used.
  • Display "No additional configuration available" instead of blank panel.
  • Updated icons in action configuration panels.
  • Added copyright notices in Copyrights.txt.
  • Updated icons in the Settings dialog.
  • Option to stop events when computer is going to hibernate/sleep and restart when wakes up has been broken down into 3 separate options.
Latest comments
Nessly on 2013-02-25 13:59

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

smaragdus on 2013-09-05 17:50

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

freakazoid on 2014-04-24 17:07

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

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

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Sunbird Portable v1.0 Beta 1 Rev 2 Updated

webfork on 31 Aug 2014

Mozilla Sunbird is a calendar client that supports the creation of scheduled events and the ability to get an overview of events on a particular day, week or month. The calendar can be shared by publishing it to a WebDAV-capable server.

Sunbird Portable is a portablized build of Sunbird.


  • This project has been discontinued and is no longer maintained by Mozilla and is not recommended for a production or day-to-day environment.
  • Win 95, 98, or ME users must download an earlier version: V0.2 Rev 5.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: MPL (Sunbird), GPL (launcher)
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SunbirdPortable.exe.
Latest comments
Webfork on 2007-06-05 17:07

Great for interfacing with various online calendars like Google Calendar and all the iCal calendars out there, or can be used locally to create your own. Using the ICS format, Sunbird connects with MANY other programs and lets you subscribe to an unlimited number of calendars you can dynamically show or hide to see what happens when. (This critically useful function is disabled for the freeware Rainlendar, a similar product.)

Luis on 2007-12-03 01:39

17MB for a calendar program is to much ...

jer on 2009-01-15 10:27

to big...

see EssentialPim on

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