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DNS Jumper v2.1 Updated

billon on 5 Jan 2017
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Jan 2017
  • Suggested by guinness

DNS Jumper is a management program to easily define and apply customized DNS server profiles on your computer. The program comes bundled with over 50 free server profiles to choose from. With the "Fastest DNS" option, DNS Jumper will ping all the DNS profiles and select the fastest one to use in your area.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. If you use the DNS backup function, the backup data is stored in Windows registry.
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DnsJumper.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: QuickSetDNS, Public DNS Server Tool
What's new? Added:
  • New parameters (Ipv4/Ipv6 support…).
Fixed:
  • Changing Custom Text size (DPI) messes up the DNS Jumper’s texts.
  • DnsJumper.exe /? parameter window is cutting the text off.
  • Windows 10 1607 make DNS Jumper’s icons blurry.
  • Minimized tray icon help section causes DNS Jumper to freeze.
  • DNS Jumper can’t show some Network Adapter name Properly.
  • DNS Jumper startup reg BUG (Instead of 32 bit write 64 bit registry hive).
  • UPX causes Minor latency (No UPX used).
  • Minor Bugs of codes.
Latest comments
shuunen on 2015-07-18 13:44

Great app, portable for sure, but also quick and simple, allow to choose/change and detect fast DNS.

MIKLO on 2017-01-06 16:36

My VPN app looks for the "best & fastest" DNS servers so I'm curious to try this software and make a comparison. It’s always good to have more than one source to have an efficient way to run your computer at least that's my opinion.
MIKLO

apometron on 2017-01-07 17:12

What a great application. I did loved it so much. And folks here at portablefreeware.com are so helpful. Thanks !!!! =DDD
Your friend,
Rodrigo Cesar Bagnara

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IrfanView v4.44 Updated

webfork on 2 Jan 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Dec 2016
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

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

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

Note: The "setup" version of IrfanView is adware.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. [HKCR\IrfanView]
Unicode support: Partial. There is a DLL that can be activated from the setting window but it doesn't cover everything.
License: Free for non-commerical use
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete iv_uninstall.exe
  3. Optionally, download the plugins ZIP package and extract the contents to the Plugins sub folder
  4. Launch i_view32.exe
Note: Plugins adds 10 megs to the size and support for more graphics, audio, video, and more. Plugins for OCR and PDF tools are available separate download -- see thread in forums on how to enable them with portable installations.
Similar/alternative apps: XnView, FastStone Image Viewer
What's new?
  • Metadata PlugIn ported to Unicode (EXIF/IPTC/Comment data in JPG files).
  • Batch scan dialog: Scan to multipage file works also with PDF output.
  • New Edit menu options: Remove or Insert strip (based on selection).
  • New Blur filter: Gaussian Blur.
  • New Blur filter: Fast Gaussian Blur.
  • New Properties->Fullscreen option: Show blurred image sides.
  • Option to show mouse coordinates (Properties->Viewing).
  • New options in Histogram dialog: modeless dialog, selections, curves.
  • New effect added: Vertical Shift (Effects browser dialog).
  • New Thumbnails menu: Show/hide filenames text for thumbnails.
  • New Image->Effects PlugIn: Film Simulation (check the PlugIns page for CLUT files download).
  • New wallpaper option: Fill (Hotkey: CTRL + SHIFT + F).
  • New Rename dialog option: Rename also sidecar files.
  • New Print dialog option: Save settings (without printing).
  • Command line option "/append" works also with PDF output.
  • A BMP loading bug fixed.
  • The hotkey "D" (clear screen) works also in Fullscreen/Slideshow mode.
  • Loading crashes fixed in JP2 PlugIn (JPG-2000 format).
  • The Luratech formats (JP2/JPM) are now Freeware (Saving and Batch mode).
  • Command line: /convert accepts wildcard also for a single filename, like: i_view32.exe c:\testimg.bmp /convert=c:\tifs\*.tif => save as "testimg.tif"
  • Command line: /capture=7 can contain the input rectangle, like: i_view32.exe /capture=7=(0,0,800,600)
Latest comments
billon on 2015-08-05 20:58

V. 4.40 released (2015-07-31)
now have also 64-bit version

Checker on 2015-08-05 21:52

@ billon: Thanks ... and updated ;)

TP109 on 2016-05-21 15:25

Irfanview is one of the oldest, but still one of the best programs of its type. Does just about everything, its fast and very lightweight, and even works from the command-line.

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NetSetMan v4.3.3 Updated

billon on 17 Jan 2017
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Jan 2017
  • Suggested by paciuli

NetSetMan is a network settings manager that helps you switch between 6 different, visually structured network profiles. This includes IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, preferred/alternate DNS server, computer name, workgroup, DNS domain, WINS server, default printer, and run scripts.

Although intended for mobile users who need settings for home, office, wireless, etc, this software can also be useful for advanced network configuration and diagnostics.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract:
  1. Download and run the installer
  2. Select "Extract files" during the installation process and select a folder of your choice
  3. Launch NetSetMan.exe
Similar/alternative apps: QuickSetDNS
What's new? See changelog for Pro version here.
Latest comments
tpig on 2010-06-21 05:53

Oh, I forgot to mention that it come with installer, but it work on portable usb. Just extract IpSwitch.exe and run it. Program settings will be saved in data.ini in same location as IpSwitch.exe

ikke on 2010-08-03 00:02

@tpig:
Don't recommend outdated crap please.
Eusing's free IP Switcher refuses to work on anything better than Windows XP. So it's virtually useless.

AdrianK_IT on 2012-04-06 09:33

Please would someone edit the 'Synopsis' so it is less misleading. Apparently, this software is for ' ... mobile users ... at ... office ... ' yet is only 'free for personal use'!

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PlayTime v1.5.2 Updated

billon on 20 Jan 2017
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Jan 2017
  • Suggested by Checker

PlayTime quickly calculates the total play time of a list of most any music or movie file. Features a drag-and-drop interface and can export all/selected rows to a spreadsheet (CSV). Total time is automatically calculated when you add/remove files from the list.

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 to a folder of your choice. Launch PlayTime.exe.
What's new? Fixed:
  • The delete keystroke fired twice when pressed.
Latest comments
Ganamyde on 2013-05-05 09:15

Hello Skwire,

Here is a list of bugs I encountered after a couple of minutes testing it:
-It doesn't always show app icon in about child GUI, I think your better of using static control and STM instead of picture control, less embarrassing.
-Use "UseErrorLevel" when running a link in case there is no default browser.
-Very slow startup.

webfork on 2013-05-05 20:50

Ganamyde: recommend posting that to forums (I just added an official forum thread to the entry). Also, I'd include which version of Windows you're using.

apometron on 2017-01-19 00:45

Folks, I did tried analyze an folder, it did nothing. What I am doing wrong, please? =D

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VLC Media Player Portable v2.2.4

billon on 6 Jun 2016
  • 121MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Jun 2016
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

VLC is a skinnable, feature-rich media player that supports a wide variety of multimedia file and streaming formats. It can play files while they download, from inside RAR files, online radio stations, convert video formats, and much more. The software can also behave as a streaming server for delivering video in unicast or multicast mode.

VLC Portable is a portable wrapper for VLC. Alternatively, X-VideoLAN is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch VLCPortable.exe.
What's new? See:
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/releases/2.2.4.html
Latest comments
Mike.S.G. on 2015-03-03 07:43

VLC Media Player v220 is available @ PortableApps
... http://portableapps.com/apps/music_video/vlc_portable

CornHolio the Gringo on 2015-03-31 20:51

I never upgrade, before I got the faults a listed.

I still Use old VLC Media Player 1.0.5

/Corn

CornHolio the Gringo on 2015-05-16 19:22

Now using v2.1.2 with no problems on my XP-system and my Win7-system.

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