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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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PeaZip v6.1.1 Updated

billon on 10 Sep 2016
  • 25MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Sep 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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Zback v2.85.0.b Updated

billon on 1 Sep 2016
  • 585KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Sep 2016
  • Suggested by grannyGeek

Zback is a backup and synchronization tool with a small footprint. Copy modes include update files, refresh existing files, or mirror source to target and can be run manually, from batch/script, or from the command line. Users can filter files based on extension, size, date, subdirectories and preview their backup/sync before running.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware for personal use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch zback.exe.
What's new?
  • Wait message content goes to form Caption if QuietMode.
  • Two $search=>Replace statements allowed.
  • Small fixes.
Latest comments
shnbwmn on 2016-08-02 23:22

On the homepage, the feature list includes: "can be used as front-end for cloud backup/ synchronize/ mirror (Google Drive)" ... yet the program and its help files make no mention of it??

joby_toss on 2016-08-03 07:00

Download the manual (zmanual, not zguide) and checkout Example 25 from Appendices section.

shnbwmn on 2016-08-03 12:49

Thanks.

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NetWorx v5.5.5 Updated

billon on 20 Sep 2016
  • 14MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Sep 2016
  • Suggested by wolssiloa

SoftPerfect NetWorx helps collect bandwidth usage data and measure the speed of your Internet or any other network connection. NetWorx can help you identify possible sources of network problems, ensure that you do not exceed the bandwidth limits specified by your ISP, or track down suspicious network activity characteristic of malicious programs/hacks.

The program allows you to monitor all your network connections or a specific network connection (such as Ethernet or PPP) only. The incoming and outgoing traffic is represented on a line chart and logged to a file, so that you can always view statistics about your daily, weekly and monthly bandwidth usage and dialup duration. Reports can be exported to a variety of formats, such as HTML, MS Word and Excel, for further analysis.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder).

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the 'portable' ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Select either 32-bit or 64-bit folder (depending on your OS)
  3. Launch networx.exe
Note: Some archive managers (notably PeaZip) don't show the 32-bit and 64-bit folders. In that case, the smaller versions of the files are the 32-bit versions.
What's new?
  • Fixed showing messages about blocked Internet repeatedly.
  • Apps in automatic reports are sorted by usage rather than name.
  • Added graph time stamps displayed when minute ticks are enabled.
  • Portable versions are restricted to one instance from one location.
  • Minor UI enhancements, updated traffic filtering drivers and DB engine.
Latest comments
gbrao on 2016-09-21 13:25

Being discussed at the forums :
https://www.softperfect.com/board/read.php?8,23641,23655#msg-23655

title off & frameless true seems to cause the problem.

joby_toss on 2016-09-21 18:13

OK, I see what you mean now. I can replicate your issue, even with the latest snapshot version.

alanc on 2016-09-22 08:45

An excellent and essential tool for me, on a very limited broadband plan. However 5.5.5 (64 bit version on Windows 7 Pro 64) forgets my router in 'Monitored Interfaces' and I have to reconfigure every time I reboot. Back to 5.5.4.

Discussed here:
https://www.softperfect.com/board/read.php?8,23644

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USB Disk Ejector v1.3.0.4 Updated

webfork on 21 Aug 2016
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Aug 2016
  • Suggested by milentechie

USB Disk Ejector allows you to quickly and easily remove USB devices. It is useful when dealing with devices that refuse to eject, multiple devices, or if you don't want to see the "now safe to remove this device" dialog. The program includes a variety of available advanced features including hotkeys, has available post-eject actions, and more.

Functional from the command-line.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch USB_Disk_Eject.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: ProEject
What's new?
  • Added option to use the Escape key to minimize the window.
  • Fixed problem with some rare drives that don't have a mountpoint. These can't be ejected in the usual way and indeed don't show up in Windows' own safely remove dialog. Drives like these are no longer shown in the program.
  • Stopped compressing with UPX. The exe is now 4 MB in size instead of 1.5 MB but it means that it uses half the memory which is a worthwhile trade-off.
Latest comments
GtAkReYz on 2008-09-19 09:43

aka Muttley, try to disconnect 5 USB devices using that method and then try to disconnect the same 5 USB devices with this program. Then you'll see the difference... It's just much easier, and requires less clicks in diferent places! ;)

JCATech on 2008-09-23 20:41

I'm using this program for over 8 months without any problem.
It works great, a run an autoit script that close Pstart and other custom programs from my USB drive and then executes the USB Disk Ejector.

shsa546 on 2011-11-18 08:04

Didn't work for me on win7 pro ent sp1!

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