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IrfanView v4.42

billon on 11 Mar 2016
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Mar 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. [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 File menu: Save Selection as (Hotkey: CTRL + SHIFT + B).
  • New option in Capture dialog: Show timer countdown.
  • New option in Export Tiles dialog: Extract all pages from multipage files.
  • New option in Fine Rotation dialog: Select "best" old image.
  • New option in Print dialog: No image overflow on page.
  • New HTML-Export dialog option: Copy extra files to destination folder (prepare a "copy_files.txt" file with filenames).
  • Some PCX/BMP/PPM loading bugs fixed.
  • Improved FITS format loading.
  • New text pattern: $R = image aspect ratio (width/height).
  • New hotkey: CTRL + Click into selection = clear selection.
  • Some minor fixes (Thumbnails/folder scan).
  • Some workarounds for Windows 10 bugs/issues (Installer signature, Associations).
  • Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm.
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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HWMonitor v1.29 Updated

billon on 14 Jun 2016
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Jun 2016
  • Suggested by JohnW

HWMonitor is a hardware monitoring program that reads a variety of system health sensors including voltages, temperatures, fans speed. The program handles most common sensor chips, like ITEŽ IT87 series, most WinbondŽ ICs, and others. In addition, it can read modern CPUs on-die core thermal sensors, as well has hard drives temperature via S.M.A.R.T, and video card GPU temperature.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch HWMonitor_x32.exe or HWMonitor_x64.exe.
What's new?
  • Intel Broadwell-E/EP processors.
  • Intel Skylake Pentium and Celeron.
  • AMD Carrizo APUs.
  • Adds disks volumes space utilisation.
Latest comments
AdrianK_IT on 2012-08-14 10:54

The .zip files currently available for download from the CPUID website are empty!

Craunch on 2012-08-14 12:22

Just checked. The .zip files currently available for download from the CPUID website are not empty now.

pravin007techno on 2014-08-18 12:49

then get from here without any worries
link: http://go4download.com/monitor-your-pc-temperature-using-hw-monitor-tutorial-download

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PeaZip v6.0.3 Updated

billon on 19 Jun 2016
  • 25MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Jun 2016
  • Suggested by Yucca

PeaZip is a feature-rich file archiver with broad support for 100+ archive types.  The file manager interface includes a 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.

Formats supported include most mainstream archive formats, including 7ZIP, ACE (read), BZIP2, CAB, GZIP, MSI (extr.), RAR (extr.), TAR, UPX, ZIP, as well as it's own PEA format.

Cross platform (Linux/BSD) and a 64-bit version is available. Alternatively, PeaZip Portable portablizes bookmarks and includes both 32 and 64-bit versions, automatically using the proper one on each PC.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
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
AndTheWolf on 2014-11-16 17:37

Download link (http://www.peazip.org/peazip-portable.html) raises a 404 "not found" error. Link instead just to http://www.peazip.org/ or to http://peazip.sourceforge.net/peazip-portable.html.

webfork on 2014-11-16 18:56

AndTheWolf: Joby updated, thanks for the note

Happy.Camper2 on 2014-12-24 02:22

My experience with PeaZip is to go to:

HomePage: http://www.peazip.org/
Download Link: http://www.peazip.org/downloads/peazip-5.5.2.WINDOWS.exe

Happy Holidays to everyone :)

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Universal USB Installer v1.9.6.6 Updated

billon on 30 Jun 2016
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Jun 2016
  • Suggested by guinness

Universal USB Installer creates a "Live," or bootable Linux distribution without installation, on an external USB drive. A long list of distributions are available organized by the major groups including Ubuntu, Redhat, and SuSE, as well as specialized distros for system management, rescue, security, and more.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch Universal-USB-Installer-vx.x.x.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer)
What's new?
  • Update to support Cub Linux.
Latest comments
Josh on 2011-02-22 01:08

Have a look at the license agreement page, which is displayed when the tool is run.

Pancho on 2011-06-03 01:21

Cool program!

Midas on 2012-03-20 18:48

By the same author(s), YUMI has the additional advantage of enabling multiple 'Live' distros to coexist on a portable USB drive: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multiboot-usb-creator/

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BulkFileChanger v1.40 Updated

billon on 24 Jun 2016
  • 105KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Jun 2016
  • Suggested by guinness

BulkFileChanger allows you to gather a list of files via drag-and-drop, explorer, or wild card searches. Users can then execute a command, change properties (time/date/hidden/read-only, etc), export file list, or copy/move files to another location.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch BulkFileChanger.exe.
What's new?
  • 'Change Time / Attributes' window:
    • The date/times values are now stored in the .cfg file.
    • Added 'Save Settings' button, for saving the current settings without changing any file.
  • You can now drag a file from Windows Explorer into the 'Change Time / Attributes' window and the created/modified/accessed times of this file will be copied to the appropriate date/time settings.
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Fredrik Lonn on 2010-10-18 20:54

Good simple program that can bulk shift time + or - for video files for example that has been taken in a different timezone without changing the camera time before the shots.

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