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IrfanView v4.42 Updated

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.

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
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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WakeMeOnLan v1.76 Updated

billon on 20 Apr 2016
  • 346KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Apr 2016
  • Suggested by Checker

WakeMeOnLan allows you to easily turn on one or more computers remotely by sending Wake-on-LAN (WOL) packet over the network. This will return machines from a standby or turned-off state, useful for administrators or to save electricity until resources are needed. WakeMeOnLan also allows you to scan your network and collect the MAC addresses of all online computers. This information can be exported to a file.

Additionally, an available command-line interface can turn on a computer using a computer name, IP address, or the MAC address of the remote network card.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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 WakeMeOnLan.exe.
What's new?
  • The default of 'Send The Wake-on-LAN Packet To...' option is now 'Broadcast Address According to IP Address' instead of 'Broadcast Address'. This change is made because on some Windows 10/8 systems, the 'Broadcast Address' option doesn't work.

Advanced Renamer v3.72 Updated

billon on 31 Mar 2016

Advanced Renamer can rename multiple files or folders using several different methods for calculating the new name, including metadata tools for sound and picture files (e.g. GPS data or ID3 tags) or other sources. Supports unicode, regular expressions, custom javascript, and more.

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 and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ARen.exe.

Optionally, disable automatic updates in settings.
What's new? Added:
  • New tag for image resolution in dots per inch: <Img DPI>.
  • New tags for image width and height in inches, cm and mm: <Img Width Inch>, <Img Height Inch>, <Img Width Cm>, <Img Height Cm>, <Img Width Mm>, <Img Height Mm>.
  • Link for tag documentation in the insert tag frame.
  • CSV Import now also work with folder rename.
  • Name collision bug when using incrementing number. Fallback to old logic.
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2015-12-09 16:07

Its still the best in my opinion :)

starshakur on 2016-02-12 15:36

Advanced Renamer is stealth but the exiftool.exe within is not, it leaves behind a 19MB folder: AppData\Local\Temp\par-username\cache-exiftool-10.04.

Even if terminated properly, the folder stays.

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Caffeine v1.62 Updated

billon on 8 Apr 2016

Caffeine prevents an automatic screensaver or going into standby/sleep/hibernate, useful for presentations or playing video. It works by simulating a keypress once every 59 seconds, so your PC thinks you're still working at the keyboard. Double-clicking the program icon "empties" the coffee pot and temporarily disables the program, while doing this a second time re-enables it.

Other command-line arguments for more functions are present on the web site.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch caffeine.exe.
What's new?
  • New icons.
Latest comments
triode on 2014-05-01 14:52

@Napiophelios: Likely won't work for WoW or any other network game produced after about 1999, because they look for game activity (positions and actions and other more clever things) for determining idle players, which has nothing to do with your computer sleeping or screensaving. Pressing F15 (which is what I assume this program does once per 59 seconds) has nothing to do with gameplay so it won't reset any idle timer on the server side.

smaragdus on 2016-02-07 11:57

Caffeine 1.61 has been released, changes in the latest version:
v1.61 - 10th October 15
Fixed bug with app not going active/inactive correctly when a timed period elapsed

Checker on 2016-02-07 21:14

@smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

See all AppCompactor v3.3.0 Updated

webfork on 13 May 2016
  • 787KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 May 2016
  • Suggested by Checker AppCompactor allows you to compress whole directories including applications, file libraries, and zip files. The program is a powerful compression tool that unites 7-zip and UPX inside a user-friendly wizard. For applications, this saves disk space and increases performance when running from a slow media (like flash drives). For archives, this will recompress DLL, EXE, ZIP, JAR, IRC, PYD and BIN files to their maximum compression settings, as well as an option to decompress an app's binary files that were previously compressed with UPX.

All files are tested using UPX's test feature after compressing. Files smaller than 4K are automatically skipped as compressing will not save space on the drive. The standard Microsoft Visual C runtimes are skipped to prevent antivirus false-positives. Advanced configuration can be done with apps in Format.

Note: As UPX will alter the EXEs and DLLs (reversible using the Decompress option in the AppCompactor) and some apps may have issues with Zip or Jar files compressed further, users should backup software and test it after processing.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
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 PortableApps.comAppCompactor.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: ArcThemAll
Latest comments
webfork on 2010-09-15 20:07

tommyD: Disadvantages are that it breaks some programs, and it may be slightly more CPU-intensive to decompress libraries and executables on the fly.

double0 on 2011-04-13 05:31

I agree with wf; where is operaportable?

I am Baas on 2012-02-17 00:34

Version 2.4 is up.

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