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HWiNFO v5.70 Updated

billon on 11 Dec 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by Baas

HWiNFO is a professional hardware information and diagnostic tool supporting latest components, industry technologies and standards. Includes system health monitoring (Thermal, Voltage, Fan, Power), basic benchmarks and multiple report formats (text, CSV, XML, HTML, MHTML).

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch HWiNFO32.exe or HWiNFO64.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: SIV
What's new? See:
https://www.hwinfo.com/news.php
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-02-03 23:17

The latest version of HWiNFO32/HWiNFO64 is 4.50.

Checker on 2015-02-04 07:07

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

DarkShadow on 2016-02-09 12:39

v5.20 (2016-02-09) released !

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Tor Browser v7.0.11 Updated

billon on 9 Dec 2017
  • 121MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Nov 2017
  • Suggested by M@tty

Tor Browser enables secure, anonymous web access to help bypass various forms of censorship and tracking. It includes the Vidalia Tor client along with Firefox ESR, as well as a variety of configuration changes including the NoScript and HTTPS Everywhere add-ons to enhance privacy. The official browser bundle from the makers of Tor.

Note that the Tor site has some additional precautions that careful users may wish to follow.

Functional in 64-bit. Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Open Source (including GPL and MPL)
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer, launch, and extract a folder of your choice
  2. Launch Start Tor Browser.exe and answer a few quick questions about your connection
  3. When prompted, uncheck the option to add items to your Desktop or Start Menu
Similar/alternative apps: Advanced Onion Router
What's new? See:
https://blog.torproject.org/tor-browser-7011-released
Latest comments
Joe on 2015-04-28 20:37

Your instructions above say "Launch Start Tor Browser.exe and answer a few quick questions about your connection". Those instructions are misleading and confusing. I was stumped for a while until I realized the "Start Tor Browser" file is a shortcut, NOT an executable. Please correct the instructions by removing the text ".exe".

ronbo on 2015-06-16 13:40

Version 4.5.2 available.

smaragdus on 2015-09-05 03:36

I needed to connect to an onion site and downloaded the latest version (5.0.2) but Australis makes Tor Browser absolutely terrible and unusable- I do not want to install heaps of add-ons just to restore features the Mozilla idiots removed. I had an earlier version of Tor Browser (3.6.0- before the advent of the abominable Australis) but the perpetual blinking of the Tor button urging for update is unbearable and cannot be disabled. It can be removed from the tool-bar but this way one cannot acquire new identities.

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FileOptimizer v12.00 Updated

billon on 8 Dec 2017
  • 194MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

FileOptimizer is a broad format file compression tool used to reduce file size without changing the quality, known as "lossless." This is done via wide variety of optimization and recompression tools and techniques. Original files are sent to the recycle bin for restoration in the event the uncompressed version is preferred. A long list of supported formats include audio/video (MP3, OGG, M4A), image (GIF, JPEG, PNG), office formats (DOCX, XLSX, ODT, PDF) and system files (DLL, EXE).

Supports drag-and-drop of files into the window or onto the program icon. Note that by default the program removes metadata for many file types. This information reduces overall file size and protects privacy but is important to some users (e.g. photographers) and file search tools.

A 64-bit version is available within the folder, the author reports the program is functional in WINE, and can be used on the command line.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU LGPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FileOptimizer32.exe or FileOptimizer64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

Optionally, to save space:
  • 32-bit systems: delete FileOptimizer64.exe and the \Plugins64 folder
  • 64-bit systems: delete FileOptimizer32.exe and the \Plugins32 folder
  • Delete unnecessary language files
Similar/alternative apps: ArcThemALL!, PngOptimizer, RIOT
What's new?
  • Implemented multilanguage support via standard PO files.
  • New icons. Better quality and higher resolution.
  • Made adding files even faster.
  • Hardened buffers in update checker to avoid crashed with certain AV/firewalls.
  • Fixed:
    • Creation of process because some of them like TruePNG do not like to be started in different folders;
    • Ads were loaded even if hidden.
  • Allow reading INI options from all users if available.
  • Increased disable plugin mask to 512 characters.
  • Made INI parsing stronger against errors.
  • Added:
    • -perfect to mozjpegtran;
    • French and Spanis translations.
  • Workarounded again ImageMagick GIF processing flags as in 11.30 because it is not yet fixed.
  • Optimized precompiled headers.
  • Using IDE Fix Pack 6.1.1.
  • Updated:
    • TruePNG to 0.6.2.4;
    • pngquant to 2.11.4;
    • libwebp to 0.6.1 RC2;
    • Tidy to 5.6.0;
    • pingo to 0.92k x86 and x64 versions;
    • To mutool 1.12 RC1;
    • ImageMagick to 7.0.7.13 with HDRI support.
  • Some minor optimizations and code cleanup.
Latest comments
Special on 2017-11-21 15:55

Looks like version 11.40 phones home on every startup now, regardless of settings, probably trying to fetch some ads, well I'm not giving it a firewall rule so I'll be sticking with version 11.31 for the time being.

nikkho on 2017-11-26 09:27

@Special do you mean that even if ads are not shown they are loaded?

nikkho on 2017-11-26 11:15

@Special. Fixed!
https://sourceforge.net/p/nikkhokkho/code/1124/

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QupZilla v2.2.2 Updated

billon on 5 Dec 2017
  • 213MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

QupZilla is a modern web browser that implements all standard features, as well as extras like a SSL certificate manager, search engine manager, themes, speed dial, extensions, AdBlock, GreaseMonkey, mouse gestures, access keys navigation, a command-line interface and more.

Cross-platform (Mac, Linux and more) and, despite the name, the program is not Mozilla Gecko-based: the program is WebKit-based similar to Safari and Chrome.

Alternatively, QupZilla Portable is stealth, portablizes paths and bundles the required Visual C DLLs. X-QupZilla is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Writes a few QT-related keys to the registry.
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch qupzilla.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: QtWeb, Google Chrome, Opera, Vivaldi
What's new? See:
https://github.com/QupZilla/qupzilla/blob/master/CHANGELOG
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-02-04 16:56

@billon
At first look QupZilla version 2.1.0 seems to have improved significantly compared to version 2.0.2, but it uses far more resources compared to version 1.8.9. I did just a brief testing.

freakazoid on 2017-02-11 22:46

I can confirm what smaragdus said about v2.1.0.

Memory usage hovers around 120-140 MB RAM, but that is to be expected when the core engine is now updated to use QtWebEngine, which is powered by Chromium. To compare, I had an older version of Qupzilla v1.8.6 lying around and that used 210 MB RAM.

It's a good alternative to the existing Chromium-powered browsers, but if you're using a Chromium backend, you might as well use Chromium so you can gain access to the wealth of available extensions out there rather than some homebrewed versions that come with QupZilla.

Midas on 2017-10-09 00:38

Looks like the new version number is rounding up... ;-)

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Task Manager DeLuxe v2.19.0 Updated

billon on 4 Dec 2017
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Task Manager DeLuxe is a powerful alternative to the native Windows Task Manager, offering detailed monitoring and efficient administration and manipulation of processes, windows, services, sessions, startup entries, environment and system performance.

Category:
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 TMX.exe (for 32-bit OS) or TMX64.exe (for 64-bit OS).
What's new?
  • Enhanced session journal.
  • Fixed tray icon events.
Latest comments
vmars316 on 2016-12-20 22:20

Is that a legitimate download site :
I get the following warning msg in Crome:
"The site ahead contains harmful programs

Attackers on www.mitec.cz might attempt to trick you into installing programs that harm your browsing experience (for example, by changing your homepage or showing extra ads on sites you visit)."

Guido76 on 2016-12-28 08:55

Same problem with Firefox : the site is blocked and it was impossible to directly download this software that i use for a while.
But you could download it, going on the web site at this link http://www.mitec.cz/tmx.html, and by clicking on button up and right on this page.

Guido76 on 2016-12-28 09:01

Sorry, but I forgot to precise you have to use Internet Explorer to download this software on the site Mitec, and not an another browser.

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LICEcap v1.28 Updated

billon on 8 Dec 2017
  • 444KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

LICEcap can capture an area of your desktop and save it directly to animated GIF files. Features include: move the screen capture frame while recording, pause and restart recording, with optional inserted text messages, global hotkey (Shift+Space) to toggle pausing while recording, adjustable maximum recording framerate, basic title frame, with or without text, record mouse button presses, display elapsed time in the recording.

You can run multiple LICEcap window simultaneously, even of another LICEcap.

Cross-platform with a version available for Mac OS.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract licecap.exe to a folder of your choice
  2. In this folder, create an empty text file and rename it to licecap.ini
  3. Launch licecap.exe
Similar/alternative apps: GifCam
What's new?
  • LCF: fix crash when error opening output file.
  • GIF: use WDL_FileWrite to write to disk rather than fopen()/_wfopen(), lock files while writing.
  • New icon.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2014-02-26 19:48

I'm glad I came upon this excellent tiny tool.

smaragdus on 2015-08-27 11:47

LICEcap version 1.26 is out, changes:
v1.26 - August 26 2015
+ Windows 8.1+ high-DPI fix, thanks to Betsegaw Tadele

Checker on 2015-08-27 19:22

@smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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iNFekt v1.0.1 Updated

billon on 3 Dec 2017
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

iNFekt is a text viewer application that has been carefully designed around its main task: viewing and presenting NFO files. It comes with three different view modes (Rendered, Classic and Text Only), basic ANSI Art support (16+ colors), export functionality and lots of options.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the "portable release" RAR package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch infekt-win32.exe or infekt-win64.exe (for 64-bit OS).
What's new?
  • New option to allow bold fonts.
  • Fixed:
    • Scrolling set to scroll by page instead of by x lines;
    • Malformed files from PNG export;
    • Version information.
  • Compiler upgrade to fix rendering in certain situations.
  • Library update to cairo 1.15.8, libpng v1.6.34 (includes important bugfixes).
Latest comments
Midas on 2012-06-09 22:14

NFO Pad (http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=2164) is my preferred option for this -- it can double as a capable Notepad replacement, too...

I am Baas on 2013-05-14 16:33

There's also iNFekt "Super Compact Version!"

Details at http://code.google.com/p/infekt/downloads/detail?name=iNFekt-v0.8.8-SuperCompact.rar

smaragdus on 2016-11-03 22:13

iNFekt version 0.9.6 is slightly lighter (uses less RAM) than previous version 0.9.5, good job.

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Winamp Lite v5.666 Build 3516 Updated

billon on 3 Dec 2017
  • 12MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Dec 2013
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Winamp is the grand-daddy of MP3 players. It has strong support for different skins and plug-ins, which you can download from the website.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder.
Stealth: ? No. Creates one folder and file to %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\. For full registry changes, read this.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download "Winamp Lite" installer
  2. Extract using 7-Zip to a folder of your choice
  3. Remove all files and folders that begin with "$"
  4. Create an empty file called Winamp.ini. Open this file in a text editor and paste:

    [Winamp]
    no_registry=1
    newverchk=0
    newverchk2=0
    newverchk3=0
    inet_mode=2
    [WinampReg]
    NeedReg=0
    IsFirstInst=0

  5. Launch winamp.exe
Note that the above extraction instructions are only applicable to Winamp Lite. Hank7 has kindly contributed extraction instructions for Winamp Full.
Similar/alternative apps: AIMP, foobar2000, XMPlay
What's new? See:
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?t=373755
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2013-11-21 05:48

AOL has announced that Winamp will be discontinued:

http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/06/winamp-how-greatest-mp3-player-undid-itself/
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Winamp-to-Be-Discontinued-on-December-20-2013-402176.shtml

There are petitions for open-sourcing Winamp:

PETITION - SIGN NOW to ask for Winamp to go open source
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?t=373763

AOL: Keep Winamp alive or let it go open source
https://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/aol-keep-winamp-alive-or-let-it-go-open-source

It seems 5.66 will be the last Winamp version.

Midas on 2013-11-21 14:30

The Ars Technica article posted by smaragdus above is great reading. Thanks. I was once an eager user of the free Winamp, so I have signed the petition...

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PDF-XChange Editor v7.0.323.0 Updated

billon on 2 Dec 2017
  • 95MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by Midas

PDF-XChange Editor is a feature-rich PDF viewer and editor with a tabbed interface. The program includes edition of text-based PDFs, OCR of image based/scanned PDF's to fully text-searchable PDFs, full document spellchecking, rotate/crop documents, add comments/annotations to any PDF file, QR codes and more. You can apply custom stamps from any image/PDF file/Windows clipboard, mark-up pages with text and objects and add/edit hyperlinks.

The program supports export to text or image (BMP/JPEG/TIFF/PNG etc.).

Note: The free PDF-XChange Editor lacks some features present in the registered version (payware). Some "Pro" features noted with with a shopping cart icon can be used, but add a watermark upon saving.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable Version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PDFXEdit.exe.

Optionally:
  • Disable the available "pro" features via the Edit menu and choose Preferences. Then select the Registration tab and check Hide all licensed features from toolbars and menus
  • Delete unnecessary language files
Similar/alternative apps: Foxit Reader, PDF XChange Viewer
What's new? See:
https://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-editor/history
Latest comments
Midas on 2017-03-09 13:12

Motion granted. :D

MIKLO on 2017-05-13 17:23

As with other PDF-Exchange products the editor doesn't disappoint, it works as advertised and does all I want and more :)

MIKLO

webfork on 2017-09-29 01:48

I had a document with both text and pasted images. While Acrobat Pro kept complaining there was rendered text and wouldn't OCR the available images, PDFXChange got right to it.

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CPU-Z v1.82 Updated

billon on 1 Dec 2017

CPU-Z gathers and displays information on some of the main components of the machine, including CPU, motherboard, memory, GPU and operating system.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch cpuz_x32.exe or cpuz_x64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

Optional: To disable update check, edit cpuz.ini and change CheckUpdates=1 to CheckUpdates=0
What's new?
  • Intel Xeon Phi Knight Landing preliminary support.
  • Fix BCLK fluctuations on SKL-X.
  • The benchmark does now support systems with more than 64 CPUs.
Latest comments
kc on 2011-03-17 18:15

useless. to most of us, PORTABLE requires us to be able to run as NON-ADMIN. can't use this. can't install it. not truly portable. don't get me wrong, I use it all the time on my cluster at home, just can't use this at work or on common machines at school.

dany on 2011-10-27 15:15

@Cattleya: Make sure you download the zip package, because the installer does the following:
"The kernel mode driver used by CPU-Z is installed on the system, that avoids to install / remove it at every run."
The portable version leaves no driver behind, just tested it.

@kc: I used to do sysadmin for a small non-profit org. 7 pc's and 2 printers, no big deal. I carried all my tools on a pendrive. Off course I had admin-rights, but this is a typical scenario a lot of us are in, so it's not entirely useless, portable is the way to go for sysadmins ;)

kleinkinstein on 2014-03-22 13:09

CPUZ is old, tired and practically useless. It's heyday was about six years ago. Speccy is a must for today.

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