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VLC Media Player Portable v2.2.6 Updated

billon on 25 May 2017
  • 121MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 May 2017
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

VLC is a skinnable, feature-rich media player that supports a wide variety of multimedia file and streaming formats. It can play files while they download, from inside RAR files, online radio stations, convert video formats, and much more. The software can also behave as a streaming server for delivering video in unicast or multicast mode.

VLC Portable is a portable wrapper for VLC. Alternatively, X-VideoLAN is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch VLCPortable.exe.
What's new? See:
https://www.videolan.org/vlc/releases/2.2.5.html
Latest comments
Mike.S.G. on 2015-03-03 07:43

VLC Media Player v220 is available @ PortableApps
... http://portableapps.com/apps/music_video/vlc_portable

CornHolio the Gringo on 2015-03-31 20:51

I never upgrade, before I got the faults a listed.

I still Use old VLC Media Player 1.0.5

/Corn

CornHolio the Gringo on 2015-05-16 19:22

Now using v2.1.2 with no problems on my XP-system and my Win7-system.

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CCleaner v5.30.6065 Updated

billon on 23 May 2017
  • 20MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 May 2017
  • Suggested by Ennovy

CCleaner is a feature-rich system optimization and privacy tool. The program cleans unused, temporary, and log files from your system, as well as traces of online activities such as Internet history and flash cookies. The program contains startup controls for Windows, major internet browsers, and context menu entries. Includes a separate registry cleaner, duplicate search, system restore tool, and can wipe both deleted files and drive free space for security.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder). Monitoring functions are only available in the pro version.

An unofficial set of community developed cleaning rules can be found here however it should be noted that many of these rules are alpha and the developers will not provide support for these rules, a thread in the users forum is dedicated to supporting the add-on rules.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights under Windows Vista or above
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CCleaner.exe or CCleaner64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new?
  • Improved:
    • Edge Cookie cleaning;
    • SSD detection algorithm.
  • Updated:
    • Internet Explorer 10 and 11 History cleaning;
    • Thunderbird 52 History cleaning;
    • Windows Explorer MRU Cache cleaning.
  • Optimized Update Checking process.
  • Minor GUI improvements and bug fixes.
Latest comments
Guido76 on 2016-07-20 05:30

Hi,
One more time, it's impossible to download Portable version. We are pulsed from page to page and finally landed on the original one.

IanFromBarrie on 2016-07-20 15:57

Same experience as @Guido76 at 11:45AM EST. Looking back over the comments, it seems that Piriform has got web platform problems. Hope that sort of sloppiness doesn't carry over into the actual product.

webfork on 2016-07-20 21:45

An alternative link to the Softpedia download has been added to the entry.

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Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition v53.0.3 Updated

billon on 20 May 2017
  • 190MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 May 2017
  • Suggested by Eu Gene Lim

Mozilla Firefox is a fast, powerful, and secure web browser that supports open standards and many of the latest web technologies. The program includes smart search, easy bookmark management, web development tools, and built-in download manager. A powerful add-on system allows for thousands of specialized functions, as well as a customized look and feel.

Versions available for Mac, Android, iOS, Linux, and supports 90+ world languages.

Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition is a special build licensed by Mozilla. It includes both the 32-bit and 64-bit builds and selects the appropriate one for each PC. Beta releases are also available, and functional in Linux under WINE. Alternatively, X-Firefox is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Launcher: GPL, Program: MPL 2.0
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FirefoxPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Pale Moon Portable, SeaMonkey Portable
What's new? See:
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/53.0.3/releasenotes/
Latest comments
wagner reatto on 2017-01-25 12:50

You can test cyberfox. it is very fast! https://sourceforge.net/projects/cyberfoxportabl/

Midas on 2017-01-25 13:10

@wagner reatto: Cyberfox has been suggested at the forum -- see https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=20290. Fui eu próprio... :D

wagner reatto on 2017-01-25 13:24

Thank you, Midas. I will start to see the forum more closely. I only read the feeds here using QuietRSS and I never see the forum. I'll do it from now on. As always, you are an excellent indication for new applications and utilities.

(obrigado, Midas. eu começarei a ver o forum com mais atenção. eu somente leio os feeds aqui usando QuietRSS e nunca vejo o forum. eu farei isso daqui para frente. Como sempre, você é uma excelente indicação para novas aplicações e utilitários.)

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Notepad++ v7.4.1 Updated

billon on 18 May 2017
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 May 2017
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Notepad++ is a tabbed source code editor and Notepad replacement with a customizable interface. Includes source code "folding," allowing users to quickly reduce and expand sections of code to see the overall document. In addition, it features multi-language syntax highlighting, auto-completion, Perl-compatible regular expression search/replace, macro recording and playback, document map, etc. The program can access a long list of plug-ins via an easy-to-access menu with even more features and functions.

Alternatively, X-Notepad++ and Notepad++ Portable clean the local folder.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download ZIP or 7z package according to your OS and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete unnecessary localization files. Launch notepad++.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: AkelPad, PSPad, EditPad Lite
What's new?
  • Improve Document Peeker performance issue for large files.
  • Fixed:
    • Notepad++ hanging issue on start up due to its connection on Internet - disable the certification chain verification;
    • The opened zero length file not saving bug.
Latest comments
Peter202 on 2016-04-18 10:40

@webfork: Yes, that solved it. I just copied the plugin folder from the old Notepad++ to the new one. Good for me i kept a backup.

Fixitman on 2016-10-17 14:07

I use the following version (on XP) and see no need to update it.
If you're having problems try the old version (your problems might then be attributed to an updated OS such as Windows 7 or later, which I refuse to use, especially the buggiest of them all, Windows 10)
I see comments above about file extensions, but I've NEVER had that problem, don't those people do the "save as" button? This version has that.
When on Linux I don't need this, as it has its own text editors that are better than anything Microsoft ever issued, to start with!

"December 19 2010-- Notepad++ v5.8.6
In this new release, a minimalist package is added.
It contains only the files needed to run Notepad++ with no plugins, no themes, no autocompletion API files, no auto-updater and no localization files.
The package is much smaller and Notepad++ will run faster."

softv on 2016-12-27 12:54

My favorite editor for multi-tabbed editing. Feature-rich.

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Vivaldi v1.9.818.50 Updated

billon on 16 May 2017
  • 157MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 May 2017
  • Suggested by Nh

Vivaldi is a customizable, tabbed web browser based on the same engine as Google Chrome. Its appearance and capabilities can be extended with themes and extensions. It features a bookmark manager, speed dial, notes, custom search engines, sessions, tab stacks, web panels, mouse gestures, keyboard shortcuts, user interface scaling, adaptive interface color and much more.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: In the User Data folder, which is created in the same root as "Application" folder.

Note that the program resets some settings, including the list of installed extensions, when you move between PCs.
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Vivaldi
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract it using 7-zip to a temporary folder
  2. Extract the resulting vivaldi.7z archive with 7-zip to a folder of your choice
  3. In the Vivaldi-bin folder, create an empty text file with the following contents:

    // Vivaldi Standalone

  4. Rename the text file to stp.viv
  5. Rename the Vivaldi-bin folder to Application
  6. Launch Application\vivaldi.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Otter Browser, Opera, Google Chrome, Slimjet, SRWare Iron
What's new? See:
https://vivaldi.net/en-US/content/news