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UNetbootin v6.08 Updated

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.

Category:
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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TagScanner v5.1.657 Updated

Checker on 9 Nov 2014
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by scamme

TagScanner is a multifunction program for organizing and managing your music collection. It can edit tags of most audio formats, rename files based on the tag information, generate tag information from filenames, and perform any transformations of the text from tags and filenames. Album info available via online databases like freedb or Amazon and includes a built-in player.

Supports ID3v1, ID3v2, Vorbis comments, APEv2, WindowsMedia and MP4 (iTunes) tags. Includes powerful TAG editor with batch functions and special features and a playlist maker with ability to export playlists to HTML or Excel.

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 portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Tagscan.exe.
What's new?
  • New: Support for tagging of Direct Stream Digital format.
  • Fixed: Some input fields was locked since last update.
  • More accurate processing of multi-artist releases from Discogs.
  • Program now use new select folder dialog for Vista above.
Latest comments
EL_DeLino on 2014-08-30 22:32

The Best Tag Editor!

EL_DeLino on 2014-09-01 19:36

v5.1.652 is Online!

http://xdlab.ru/en/download.htm

Checker on 2014-09-01 21:32

@ EL_DeLino: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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PeaZip v5.5.1 Updated

freakazoid on 18 Dec 2014
  • 24MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Yucca

PeaZip is a free cross-platform file archiver. Named for its 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? File Manager:
  • (Windows) Added support for scanning with Windows Defender.
  • Information column, when browsing files, shows a note about file types which can be handled through PeaZip.
    '+' known archive file type, open with double click.
    '.' known file type usually not handled as archive, open with context menu "Open as archive" (i.e. MS Office files).
  • Improved links to online resources.
Extracting and Archiving:
  • While operating, Pause button is highlighted instead of Stop by default, to prevent unaware click canceling running tasks.
  • Fixed extraction to new folder from application's drag and drop context menu.
Windows Installer:
  • New installation mode: "Update only" install new program's files and keeps existing system integration unchanged (file association, context menu, send to menu).
  • Installer shows link to Help and FAQ pages.
  • ISO files are not associated to PeaZip by default, to avoid overriding system's defaults unless explicitly requested by user.
  • Configure system integration tool starts Custom installation mode by default, to prompt user all options.
181 file extensions supported, added support for Microsoft's .mlc Language Interface Pack and .mui Multilingual User Interface.
Latest comments
Ganamyde on 2014-05-04 18:37

Still doesn't support unicode? lol

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

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CHK v1.73 Updated

Checker on 5 Dec 2014
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by encode

CHK is simple checksum program that can verify downloaded files from the Internet, hash your files to ensure integrity, and help detect duplicates. Supports drag-and-drop and most popular hash protocols including CRC-16/32/64, ED2K, MD4/5, SHA-1/256/512/3.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Wine
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 chk.exe.

CrystalDiskInfo v6.2.2 Updated

Checker on 5 Dec 2014

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).

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: New BSD
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?
  • Added preliminary support for Windows 10.
  • Fixed no alert sound bug on Standard Edition (from 6.1.0).
  • Updated language files.
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 PortableApps.com 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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