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UNetbootin v6.08

Checker on 8 Nov 2014
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by donald

UNetbootin allows you to create a bootable operating system on a USB drive without burning a CD. Can use regular ISO files or download from any of the major Linux and FreeBSD distributions (Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE, NetBSD, etc.) as well as bootable system utilities for repair, recovery, testing, and more.

Also available for Mac and Linux.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch unetbootin-windows-xxx.exe.
Latest comments
webfork on 2012-01-17 20:56

abc: thanks for the response -- you're right that it doesn't allow for installation of multiple distributions as some of these tools do and I've modifed the entry. However, I didn't take directly from their website because this program will also work with non-Linux ISOs.

bzl333 on 2013-07-27 00:36

up to version 5.85 now at sourceforge.

TP109 on 2014-11-26 02:56

This is ideal for installing Linux distros. Has worked flawlessly so far. Can't say the same for similar apps.

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Advanced Renamer v3.66 Updated

Checker on 7 May 2015

Advanced Renamer can rename multiple files or folders using several different methods for calculating the new name, including multimedia tools for sound and picture files.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
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?
  • Add files using regular expressions pattern.
  • Updated translations.
  • Fixed bug in natural numeric sort.
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2014-03-29 16:21

I have used many "Renamer" apps B4 but this is one of the best I have used, easy user interface and does what is says....... what a concept :)

smaragdus on 2015-05-06 22:20

Advanced Renamer 3.66 released.

Checker on 2015-05-07 19:18

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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CrystalDiskInfo v6.5.2 Updated

SYSTEM on 14 Jun 2015
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Jun 2015
  • Suggested by guinness

CrystalDiskInfo monitors HDD/SSD health status and temperature, and does all the usual monitoring/graphing of S.M.A.R.T. information. It also tells you how many times the hard disk has been turned on and how many hours.

Functional on a 64-bit system. A "Standard Edition x64 Beta" is available as well (not tested for portability yet).

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: MIT
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Optionally, delete the gadget folder and unnecessary languages
  3. Launch DiskInfo.exe
What's new?
  • Fixed voice file for Japanese
Latest comments
rodger123 on 2012-09-22 17:41

Woked fine on my USB storage drive-Hallers version at portable apps better,cleans up itself,slick program.

SYSTEM on 2012-09-26 14:31

@rodger123: This "worse" version only leaves files in Internet Explorer's cache. IMHO, the overhead caused by Launcher is not worth it.

billon on 2013-04-12 23:15

Last version:
5.5.1 [2013/04/08]
Improved Samsung SSD support
Added Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate (USB Memory) support
Updated language files (Traditional Chinese, Italian)

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Shutter Lite v3.7 Updated

Checker on 18 Jun 2015
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Jun 2016
  • Suggested by USB_Kx

Shutter lets you perform an action when a user-specified event occurs. The event could be timer countdown, a certain time trigger, low CPU usage, user inactive, low battery etc. The action could be shutdown, reboot, logoff, lock workstation, sleep, hibernate etc. It is also able to play a custom sound and/or run a program of your choice, in addition to displaying a user-configurable message. A web interface is also available that permits remote execution of one of a list of actions.

Note: The developer has added limitations in recent "Lite" versions of his software. Shutter is limited to 5 presets, events, and actions.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freemium, personal use only
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Shutter.exe.
What's new?
  • Recreate icon when taskbar is recreated (Explorer restarts).
  • Cleanup tray icon code.
  • Added uninstaller icon.
  • Added "Turn On" option to the Monitor action.
  • Code refactoring and cleanup of system shutdown/sleep procedures.
  • Fixed potential issue with Logoff action on Windows 9x platforms.
  • Use newer shutdown/reboot API on Windows XP and later to capture the name of application and a custom shutdown message in the system event log.
  • Fixed incorrect status message of countdown event when 1BY1 logic is used.
Latest comments
Nessly on 2013-02-25 13:59

Works great. I find this very useful for uploading videos online. It can take hours for them to complete, so I usually do it overnight. However, I want the computer to shut off after they finish uploading. This program did the trick!

smaragdus on 2013-09-05 17:50

Shutter version 3.3 is no longer FreeWare for non-commercial use, it is now CrippleWare- Shutter Lite.

freakazoid on 2014-04-24 17:07

Recently, I upgraded to Windows 8.1 Update 1 and had trouble waking up the computer from sleep.

I tried various solutions, but ended up turning off automatic sleep in Windows and using Shutter to Sleep after X amount of time is inactive. Now, I'm able to wake the com up. I understand this is a workaround, but this ended up working for me.

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POP Peeper v4.0.1 Updated

Midas on 26 Apr 2015
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Dec 2014
  • Suggested by falrob

POP Peeper is an email notifier that alerts you when you have new email on any of your POP3, Hotmail, MSN, Yahoo,, MyWay, Excite,, or RediffMail accounts. You can also send emails using your SMTP server or through your webmail account directly from POP Peeper.

To enable secure connections, see forum instructions.

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 and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete Pro and Themes folders, PPconvert.exe and PpHelper.exe. Launch POPPeeper.exe.
What's new? - Pro (AntiJunk): New option to ignore/skip AntiJunk for certain accounts (access under Account/Advanced); this is particularly useful if you're accessing spam folders and/or using the "hide from *all accounts*" option
- Pro (AntiJunk): "Delete Junk" action has been enhanced: you can now assign an additional action (e.g. minimize PP) and has a "don't prompt again" setting
- Pro (AntiJunk): When multiple filters (e.g. Rule) apply a different user flag, the one with the higest precedence will be used; previously, it would always use the first user flag applied which prevented a Rule to apply a user flag if the sender was in your white list (friend user flag). "Precedence" is calculated by the display order.
- Error log window now supports clickable links (error messages from server may contain links)
- If the new version prompt appears and you select "don't ask again" it only applies to that version; if another new version is subsequently released, you will receive the update notification
- Fix: Potential crash involving IMAP/IDLE and servers that don't provide a reliable connection
- Fix: SendMail: Certain locales couldn't parse standard timestamp and would prevent sending messages due to mis-calculated age
- Fix: Pro activation window may not appear when required
- Fix: Issues with VersionCheck preventing updates (including WebMail) from working correctly
- Fix: Log window will save to file immediately if enable "save changes" (instead of memory only)
- Fix: Issues with High-contrast themes
Latest comments
djc on 2010-02-10 19:00

As a blind person using speech I needed a new email client. I gave this a try and I am quite impressed. I found it easy to set up and it works well with my screen reading software.

Wolfghost on 2015-04-21 18:33

I think POP Peeper has get a new vendor:

Wolfghost on 2015-04-22 22:33

4.0.1 is out!!

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