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IrfanView v4.38

Checker on 28 Jul 2014

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.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\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?
  • New Options menu/feature: Export image tiles (split image).
  • New Options menu: Hotfolder (Watch folder and show new images).
  • New view modes in Thumbnails window: Tiles, Details and List mode.
  • New feature: (new) "IrfanView Shell Extension" available on PlugIns website (= adds Context menu with some IrfanView operations to Windows Explorer).
  • New options in the "Adobe 8BF filters" dialog.
  • Improved speed in the LCMS (Color Management) PlugIn.
  • Added support for old formats like: Amiga, Atari, C64, ZX Spectrum etc. (RECOIL support in Formats PlugIn).
  • New Print dialog features: Borderless print, Negative positions, better preview.
  • New command line option: /makecopy, a flag for /convert
    => if destination file exists, save new file as copy: (1), (2), (3) etc.
  • Option to add max. 10 external editors (for advanced users): Properties->Misc.
  • Option to Drag&Drop current file to other programs: SHIFT + left mouse + drag.
  • New Print dialog option: Always use default printer at dialog start.
  • New hotkey: CTRL + SHIFT + N = Negative image (all channels).
  • Better support for high resolution screens (high DPI).
  • Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
Latest comments
Checker on 2013-12-21 16:39

@ billon
@ AndTheWolf
Thanks ... and updated.

smaragdus on 2014-06-24 18:59

IrfanView version 4.38 is out.

Checker on 2014-06-25 10:53

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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HashMyFiles v2.05 Updated

Checker on 25 Oct 2014
  • 84KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by infimum

HashMyFiles is a small utility that allows you to calculate the MD5 and SHA1 hashes of one or more files in your system. You can easily copy the MD5/SHA1 hashes list into the clipboard, or save them into text/html/xml file.

Category:
System Requirements: 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) and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch HashMyFiles.exe.
What's new?
  • Added option to add 'Open In VirusTotal Web Site' to the context menu of Windows explorer. When right-clicking on a file in Windows Explorer and choosing 'Open In VirusTotal Web Site', HashMyFiles calculates the hash of this file and then opens it in VirusTotal Web site.
  • Added /virustotal command-line option, which calculates the hash of the specified file and then opens it in VirusTotal Web site.
Latest comments
Ganamyde on 2013-06-24 09:35

@webfork,
I dont see a forum link for this post, I also sent the author a report, testing this version (1.97) he still didnt fix it.
I agree that NirSoft utilities are a must have, i myself use few.
From my own experience, the author is lazy when it comes to feedback.

Anyway, to produce the bug...
-Drop a large file and sop the process before its complete, lets say at 2%
-Drop a small file and it will scan old file first.
Most likely he doesn't empty a variable when you break/stop the operation. Should be an easy fix.

webfork on 2013-07-07 16:27

@Ganamyde: Point taken. Thanks for the breakdown.

bzl333 on 2014-09-16 01:47

v2.03 still has same error described by ganamyde

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HWiNFO32 v4.46 Updated

Checker on 18 Oct 2014
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Baas

HWiNFO32 is a professional hardware information and diagnostic tool supporting latest components, industry technologies and standards.

Main features:
* Comprehensive hardware information
* System health monitoring (Thermal, Voltage, Fan, Power)
* Basic benchmarks
* Text, CSV, XML, HTML, MHTML report formats

HWiNFO64, for 64-bit platform (x64 / AMD64), is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch HWiNFO32.exe or HWiNFO64.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed monitoring of additional voltages on ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX.
  • Added reporting of per-core CPU ratios, bus clock, HT/QPI/KTI and EDRAM clocks in sensors.
  • Enabling of PCH Thermal Device is disabled by default and can be enabled via a new option.
  • Added support of Atmel AT30TSE004 Thermal Sensor On DIMM.
  • Added an extended method of waking up disabled dGPUs (enable via settings).
  • Added new NVIDIA Maxwell GPUs.
  • Fixed monitoring of slower fans on Fintek LPCs.
  • Improved support of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 and GTX 980.
  • Fixed displaying of degree sign in sensors for Chinese, Japanese and Korean locales.
  • Fixed reporting of fan #6 speed for Nuvoton NCT679x.
  • Added Drag and Drop support in sensors window as a more convenient way to change order of items or hide (drop outside).
  • Enhanced sensor monitoring on GIGABYTE X99 series.
  • Added support of ITE IT8606E and IT8626E.
Latest comments
a on 2011-04-18 16:30

I believe SIV doesn't require admin rights. Judging from the screenshot - it looks like it reports the same amount of information.

SYSTEM on 2011-06-21 13:33

"Dependencies: Administrator rights"

The policy of this site is to list even kind-of-portable software and give enough information to let YOU decide if each application is portable.

abc on 2012-07-29 21:52

The plethora of information to display including Fan speeds, CPU, HDD, and MOBO temps in the notification tray makes this thing perfect for me. I let Process Explorer handle the memory/cpu/network/etc usage and let this thing display cpu/mobo/etc temps and I get a wealth of information in one area. It doesn't use too much resources either. Highly recommended.

@Ateka: The most important part -- The driver is installed when you run and it is removed after you close it. The HKCU key is settings and not important. It's not stealth, it requires admin rights but it IS portable.

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TeraCopy v2.3

Checker on 28 Jul 2014
  • 936KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by AntBond

TeraCopy lets you copy/move files at the maximum possible speed. It uses dynamically adjusted buffers to reduce seek times, as well as asynchronous copy to speed up file transfers between two physical hard drives. When an error is encountered during copying/moving, TeraCopy will automatically retry and skip the files that cannot be transferred instead of aborting the entire operation. It also shows failed file transfers and lets you recopy only problem files.

Once the destination directory is selected, files can be dragged-and-dropped onto the window, even while a transfer is in progress.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and open with Universal Extractor to a temporary folder
  2. Move the contents of {app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Rename Portable.txt file to Portable (just remove the .txt)
  4. Launch TeraCopy.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Fastcopy
Latest comments
I am Baas on 2014-07-26 13:35

"Let's say I forget this app forever."

Good. Can you forget this Website too?

Checker on 2014-07-26 13:41

@ finiderire: The word 'extract' at the 'How to extract:' is a link to an application called 'Universal Extractor'.
Use this to extract the installer file and follow the rest of the 'How to extract' instructions.

webfork on 2014-07-27 19:55

finiderire: "why not providing the program as a Zip file already "prepared" ?"

We are just listing this; we didn't develop it. Feel free to contact the developer at the "website" link and ask. The method that we have is a trick that enables portability on a great many terrific apps. Please see the site FAQ.

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PeaZip v5.5.0 Updated

Checker on 19 Oct 2014
  • 24MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Yucca

PeaZip is feature rich file manager built from a compression tool. Named for it's native PEA archive format that features splitting, flexible encryption and integrity check schemes, it also supports most mainstream archive formats, including 7ZIP, ACE (read), BZIP2, CAB, GZIP, MSI (extr.), RAR (extr.), TAR, UPX, ZIP, and many more.

Additional features include 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.

Alternatively, PeaZip Portable portablizes bookmarks and includes both 32 and 64-bit versions, automatically using the proper one on each PC.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: LGPL
How to extract: Download the "PeaZip Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch peazip.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: 7-zip
What's new?
Latest comments
Mixture on 2013-02-01 17:12

I encountered a most undesirable feature of this software. If you delete any of the unnecessary language files (i.e. non English), and then try to run PeaZip, the software automatically terminates! I have been looking for a good portable file archiver, but with this bad bug, PeaZip is not my choice!

rogerthedodger on 2013-03-29 00:20

@ mixture. why dont you try 7zip, or bandizip

Ganamyde on 2014-05-04 18:37

Still doesn't support unicode? lol

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