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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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TeraCopy v2.3

Checker on 28 Jul 2014
  • 936KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by AntBond

TeraCopy lets you copy/move files at the maximum possible speed. It uses dynamically adjusted buffers to reduce seek times, as well as asynchronous copy to speed up file transfers between two physical hard drives. When an error is encountered during copying/moving, TeraCopy will automatically retry and skip the files that cannot be transferred instead of aborting the entire operation. It also shows failed file transfers and lets you recopy only problem files.

Once the destination directory is selected, files can be dragged-and-dropped onto the window, even while a transfer is in progress.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and open with Universal Extractor to a temporary folder
  2. Move the contents of {app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Rename Portable.txt file to Portable (just remove the .txt)
  4. Launch TeraCopy.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Fastcopy
Latest comments
I am Baas on 2014-07-26 13:35

"Let's say I forget this app forever."

Good. Can you forget this Website too?

Checker on 2014-07-26 13:41

@ finiderire: The word 'extract' at the 'How to extract:' is a link to an application called 'Universal Extractor'.
Use this to extract the installer file and follow the rest of the 'How to extract' instructions.

webfork on 2014-07-27 19:55

finiderire: "why not providing the program as a Zip file already "prepared" ?"

We are just listing this; we didn't develop it. Feel free to contact the developer at the "website" link and ask. The method that we have is a trick that enables portability on a great many terrific apps. Please see the site FAQ.

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MicroSIP v3.9.6 Updated

Checker on 16 Dec 2014
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Terrine

MicroSIP allows high quality VoIP calls via the open Session Initiation Protocol to other SIP-compatible phones or regular telephones. The program is easy to configure and light on system resources, and supports video, instant messaging, secure connections (via client-to-client TLS encryption), and standards compatibility.

This SIP softphone is based on the Windows PJSIP stack. For regular phones, the program requires an account with a (non-free) SIP Provider.

Languages: French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and more.

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder (microsip.ini, microsip.log)
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL v2
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MicroSIP.exe.
What's new?
  • Unicode.
  • Single call mode by default.
  • Video call and Message from Dialer.
  • Hold and Transfer from Dialer in Single call mode.
  • Better navigation from keyboard.
  • Changed behaviour of ESC key on Dialer page.
  • Context menu in Calls, Contacts, Messages by keyboard.
  • UI improvements.
  • Command line: /exit.
  • /minimized always (even with second run).
  • Fixed possible exception when switching tabs in main window.
Latest comments
gusi4u on 2011-12-09 21:11

MicroSIP requires MS Visual C++ runtime libraries installed in your computer, otherwise doesn't work, only 2008 version is valid, other Visual C++ packages from Microsoft (i.e: 2005 or 2010 versions) don't work.

lautrepay on 2011-12-10 01:29

There's no need to install/uninstall. It can be uniextracted.
@gusi4u: If I am not mistaken, LibreOffice needs Visual C++ version 2008 only, too.

AdrianK_IT on 2012-10-16 18:07

I can't get this software to work at all. Have reverted to PhonerLite, which has a clumsy interface but works OK. I like the neat gui for MicroSIP, but can't make outgoing calls at all, getting a 'connection timeout' message; and after answering an incoming call, can neither hear or be heard by caller.
Bizarre; use the same settings as for PhonerLite, and when MicroSIP is running, it registers with my VOIP provider (Sipgate) OK, but ... zilch!

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BleachBit v1.6 Updated

freakazoid on 8 Dec 2014

BleachBit quickly frees disk space, removes hidden junk, and safeguards your privacy. You can erase cache, Internet history, cookies (including the much-maligned "evercookie"), DOM storage, unused localizations, and temporary files of 70 applications including Firefox, Internet Explorer, Flash, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari, Adobe Reader, APT, and more. Additional applications can be added with the community authored winapp2.ini cleaner list in the Preferences - General tab (requires restart).

Includes wipe function to protect privacy, includes support for 52 languages, and available for Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package labelled 'portable' and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch bleachbit.exe.
What's new?
  • Google Chrome: Fix error "Favicons is version 29".
  • Google Chrome: Clean application cache directory.
  • Google Chrome and Chromium: In the Preferences (JSON) file clean a list of HTTP servers that used SPDY, which can be used to track servers to which the browser was connected.
  • Firefox: Clean more session restore files.
  • Firefox: Clean bookmark backups using a new option called Backup.
  • The auto-hide option, which was removed in version 1.0, is available again.
Specific to Linux:
  • Google Chrome: Delete Sync Data Backup.
  • Chromium: Delete application cache directory.
  • Print a message when root account is being cleaned to avoid confusion.
  • Whitelist more KDE IPC files under /tmp/ to fix problem launching BleachBit as root.
Specific to Windows:
  • Google Chrome: Clean GPUCache directory.
  • Show BleachBit version in the Control Panel in Add/Remove Programs.
  • Support silent installation when previous version is already installed.
  • Fix a crash on startup if a fixed drive would not report its free space. This may happen with
  • Microsoft Office 2012 Click and Run.
  • Fix a crash on startup if %USERPROFILE\Local Settings\temp\ does not exist.
Latest comments
Andrew Ziem on 2011-01-05 19:29

Faust, Daniel Feenberg is (according to LinkedIn) currently an IT Director at the National Bureau of Economic Research, so Wikipedia's label of "economist" appears to be a mistake. Also reference the 2006 NIST Special Publication.... so which computer scientists claim any data can be recovered after one pass? Also, I thought it was generous to write that each cleaner probably finds things the other doesn't and that CCleaner is older and more mature. CCleaner is not a bad tool and certainly does many things well.

webfork on 2012-03-16 01:56

Used this to clean up more than 6 gigs of information off a reasonably old Win 7 x64 machine recently. I don't know that it had a major impact on speed, but certainly like that extra 6 gigs. Love this program.

Midas on 2013-10-17 14:51

"BleachBit Is the October [2013] Project of the Month [at SourceForge.net].

BleachBit is a nice tool for freeing disk space on Windows and Linux systems. BleachBit also helps to preserve privacy; in this time of privacy concerns, it might be something you want to check out. It's even caught the attention of computer security Technologist Bruce Schneier in The Guardian (http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/05/nsa-how-to-remain-secure-surveillance) and in Wired (http://www.wired.com/opinion/2013/10/149481/). Read interview with Andrew Ziem on our blog (http://sourceforge.net/blog/october-2013-potm/)."

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