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Xinorbis Free v8.0.15 Updated

billon on 23 Jun 2017
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Jun 2017
  • Suggested by The IceMan

Xinorbis Free is a powerful data analyzer that provides an intelligent view of drive or directory contents. The program makes visible the contents, structure, file distribution, with a mix of graphs, tables, and tree displays.

Unlike other space usage programs that focus on just tracking down space hogs, Xinorbis helps deliver a better overall understanding of your machine's data. The program includes feature-rich report generation with a variety of export options and ability to compare how contents have changed between reports.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch x8.32.exe or x8.64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: WizTree
What's new? See:
https://freshney.wordpress.com/
Latest comments
ozziguy on 2017-03-04 09:04

Thanks Guido76. It's still labelled as 8.0.5 but it's a new version and working here too

Emka on 2017-03-04 13:44

It doesn't display some German special characters correctly (e.g. ß), and more importantly, it shows a "buy the pro version" nagscreen upon exit and opens the product homepage in the system's standard browser.

Guido76 on 2017-03-04 14:30

Emka, you're right. Some problems with the French language too. And a very annoying nag-screen, and automatic launch of the browser. Too bad!
I will try to see this with the author, but I suppose that is part of his strategy to force the sale of the Pro version, so there is only little chance to make him change his mind!

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SRWare Iron v59.0.3100.0 Updated

billon on 23 Jun 2017
  • 160MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Jun 2017
  • Suggested by freakazoid

SRWare Iron is a privacy-enhanced web browser based on Chromium, the open source project behind Google Chrome. By default, Iron sends out less information as compared to Chrome (e.g., creating a unique user ID or the submission of entries to Google to generate suggestions), making it potentially more privacy friendly and secure in operation.

Iron supports both official and unofficial themes and some extensions from Chrome. Additionally, to enable blocking ad servers, a 'adblock.ini' is present in the program folder, and Opera's 'urlfilter.ini' can easily be converted to Iron's accepted format by following these instructions (or see comments below).

Note: It is recommended you change the homepage. The Iron default homepage may contain ads or links to fake adware-containing downloads.

Alternative packages:

  • Iron Portable (adds password portabilization, path portabilization, registry cleanup and Java support)
  • X-Iron (idem)

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. It creates some registry keys in 'HKCU\Software\Chromium'. Start with --incognito parameter to prevent saving history and cookies after program closes.
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: BSD
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch IronPortable.exe.

XP/Vista is no longer supported but the last release version 49 is available.
Similar/alternative apps: Chromium Portable, Google Chrome Portable
What's new?
  • New options dialog.
  • Bug/Security fixes.
Latest comments
Fixitman on 2015-10-17 05:48

version 45: No flash support whatsoever. It also disables all but a two plugins. I understand this is a security issue, however, if you do need Flash, this is not the browser for you. You cannot add Flash support to version 45 of Iron. The former plug-ins do not work, and the latest download which would be supported in Iron contains malware, checked by over 40 different engines and cannot be installed if you have ANY anti-malware engine running. If you don't, be aware you're installing malware. If you have no need for Flash or most other browser plug-ins, feel free, you'll be secure (but missing quite a bit of content.)

Alternatives: Do not update to 45. Install 43, which still supports the (old) flash players (be they however insecure.)
Chrome itself has a built in alternative to Flash in the latest version. Maybe someone will figure out how to "port" this to Iron without doing a bunch of stuff in file explorers etc.
Note: trying to install the latest Adobe Flash for Firefox crashed my XP system, XP is basically no longer supported with version 19. the latest update to Flash 18 works, however.
I have Flash disabled on all but two sites which use the older version just fine.

random17 on 2016-08-07 14:16

Just noting that Iron Portable and SRWare Iron Portable, as well as GoogleChromePortable and X-Chromium, create these registry keys:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions

HKU\*\Software\Google
HKU\*\Software\Google\Chrome
HKU\*\Software\Google\Chrome\Extensions

Also note that the HKLM key is hidden in regedit. I can see it being created using Regshot and get to it and delete it with an alternate registry editor. I don't know how the key is protected. (Any info appreciated.)

The only Chromium browser that doesn't create these keys is Chromium Portable (http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2169).

They also create the following folders/files:

C:\Users\*\AppData\Local\Chromium
C:\Users\*\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data
C:\Users\*\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data\Crashpad
C:\Users\*\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data\Crashpad\metadata
C:\Users\*\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data\Crashpad\reports
C:\Users\*\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data\Crashpad\settings.dat

webfork on 2016-08-09 00:09

random17: thanks for the info but, as that addresses multiple programs and not just Iron, posts like that really belong in forums.

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µTorrent v3.5.0(build 43916) Updated Adware

billon on 22 Jun 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jun 2017
  • Suggested by Vurlix

µTorrent (or uTorrent) is a lightweight BitTorrent client that supports multiple simultaneous downloads, file level priorities, configurable bandwidth scheduler and speed limiters, even the ability to only run while user activity is detected. Also includes boss key, built-in search function, and RSS capability for subscribed downloads.

Note that this software was changed to adware after being added to the PortableFreeware database.

Alternatively, µTorrent Portable is also available, which automatically adjusts paths.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Adware
How to extract:
  1. Download the EXE to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file called settings.dat in the same folder
  3. Launch utorrent.exe
Optional: To disable advertisements.
Similar/alternative apps: qBittorrent Portable, Halite
What's new? See:
http://www.should.keepfree.de/utorrent_alltime_changelogs.txt
Latest comments
DarkShadow on 2016-02-17 10:10

@billon:
Download gives me a v3.4.5 build 41712 !

Checker on 2016-02-17 10:23

@DarkShadow: v3.4.5 build 41712 seems to be the latest stable version.

robzuc on 2016-02-21 21:26

As I wrote on 2015-09-26, the original software isn't portable. I don't know why it hasn't yet been blacklisted from this website... Anyway, I tried the PortableApps version, but initially it didn't work: I had to rename first uTorrent_Downloaded.exe to uTorrent.exe in the [\uTorrentPortable\App\uTorrent] folder.

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Driver Magician Lite v4.66 Updated

billon on 22 Jun 2017
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Jun 2017
  • Suggested by Carl

Driver Magician Lite identifies all the hardware in your system, extracts the associated drivers and backs them up to a location of your choice. Later, when you need to reinstall/upgrade Windows, you can restore all the saved drivers just as if you had the original driver diskettes in your hands. This is especially useful if you inherited an old machine or bought a white box system and did not receive all the original driver discs.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Windows registry. It remembers the folder that you last select to write the backup files to, which does not affect portability.
Dependencies: MSVBVM60.DLL MSCOMCTL.OCX
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Driver Magician Lite.exe.
Latest comments
AndTheWolf on 2015-03-09 20:44

Driver Magician Lite is currently at version 4.41

Checker on 2015-03-11 18:47

@ AndTheWolf: Thanks ... and updated ;)

AndTheWolf on 2016-03-07 17:42

Driver Magician Lite is currently at version 4.53

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TheSage v7.17.2676 Updated

billon on 21 Jun 2017
  • 45MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Jun 2017
  • Suggested by milentechie

TheSage is an English dictionary and thesaurus that contains over 145,000 references with multiple detailed definitions (over 200,000), and nearly 1,200,000 relationships between definitions. It features cross-referencing, wildcard and anagram search, multi-session history etc.

Functional on 64-bit systems.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .Net 4.0
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "PORTABLE" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TheSage.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: WordWeb
Latest comments
Mixture on 2017-03-30 22:04

I for the latest version, 7.15.2672, on SnapFiles and downloaded it. However, upon unzipping it and running the main app, my system immediately treat the theSage.exe as malware and erased it. I securely wiped the ZIP file, downloaded it again and extracted it, only to see Bandizip say "Access is denied(5)" the main app was erased again. I'm glad I have version 6.10.1816 on my desktop and version 7.8.2644 on my portable drive. Neither give me any problems.

Mixture on 2017-04-10 14:03

I tried the latest version of this dictionary/thesaurus portable software and still had problems with it. Only this time, I recorded my problem.
https://youtu.be/ZswQygLGTWc

webfork on 2017-04-14 02:02

@Mixture: This is really something you need to post about in forums.

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