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Universal USB Installer v1.9.8.2 Updated

billon on 22 Jun 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Jun 2018
  • Suggested by guinness

Universal USB Installer creates a "Live", or bootable Linux distribution without installation, on an external USB drive. A long list of distributions are available organized by the major groups including Ubuntu, Redhat and SuSE, as well as specialized distros for system management, rescue, security and more.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch Universal-USB-Installer-x.x.x.x.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer)
What's new?
  • Update to support Kodachi and newer Kasperski Rescue Disk.
  • Add new category for Anonymous Tor Browsers.
Latest comments
Josh on 2011-02-22 01:08

Have a look at the license agreement page, which is displayed when the tool is run.

Pancho on 2011-06-03 01:21

Cool program!

Midas on 2012-03-20 18:48

By the same author(s), YUMI has the additional advantage of enabling multiple 'Live' distros to coexist on a portable USB drive: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multiboot-usb-creator/

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YUMI v2.0.5.7 Updated

billon on 20 Jun 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Jun 2018
  • Suggested by webfork

YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer) can be used to create a multi-boot USB flash drive containing multiple operating systems, antivirus utilities, disc cloning, diagnostic tools and more. Aside from a few distributions, all files are stored within the Multiboot folder, making for a nicely organized Multiboot Drive that can still be used for other storage purposes. YUMI uses syslinux to boot extracted distributions stored on the USB device and reverts to using grub to Boot Multiple ISO files from USB, if necessary.

YUMI works much like Universal USB Installer, except it can be used to install more than one distribution to run from your USB. Distributions can also be uninstalled.

Note: YUMI v2.x can't remove distributions previously installed with Legacy YUMI! Although no longer supported, you can still Download Legacy YUMI.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract: Download YUMI-x.x.x.x.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: Universal USB Installer
What's new?
  • Update to support Kodachi, and newer Kaspersky Rescue Disk.
Latest comments
misan on 2014-01-14 15:38

@Midas: Thanks.

AndTheWolf on 2015-04-17 17:09

Version 2.0.1.6 has been out for about a month.

Checker on 2015-04-17 18:53

I came ... I saw ... I updated ;)
@ AndTheWolf: Thanks for notifying and sorry for the delay. I'll have to check my update-tool later.

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Rufus v3.1 Updated

billon on 19 Jun 2018
  • 995KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Jun 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Rufus, or Reliable USB Formatting Utility (with Source), is a small and fast utility that helps create bootable external drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks etc. The program is ideal for use with installation media from ISOs (Windows, Linux etc.) for working on a system without an OS, flashing device BIOS or other firmware, or you want to run a low-level system utility.

Functional on 64-bit systems.

Rufus Portable also available.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "Portable" EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch rufus-X.Xp.exe.
What's new?
  • Add detection & warning about the 'Controlled Folder Access' Windows 10 feature.
  • Improve retry attempts for transient errors.
  • Increase size of the ESP to 300MB, for Windows To Go drives partitioned as GPT.
  • Fixed:
    • Extraction of ISO content for GRUB based ISOs (Manjaro, Kaspersky etc.);
    • Text being truncated on some dialogs (mostly Russian and Thai).
  • Update GRUB 2.0, Grub4DOS and libcdio to latest.
Latest comments
DarkShadow on 2016-02-15 17:43

v2.7 released !

stisev on 2017-03-27 12:55

FYI I logged in to post this

The "p" in the rufus executible name makes it portable; otherwise, it writes to reg.
For example:

rufus-2.12p.exe is portable
rufus-2.12.exe is not.

Was driving me insane finding reg keys.. :)

TP109 on 2017-11-12 17:02

Great program. Small footprint and quick. Good tool for formatting USB drives and for making USB drives bootable with ISOs or DOS.

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FileOptimizer v12.90 Updated

billon on 19 Jun 2018
  • 194MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Jun 2018
  • 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: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU AGPL
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? See:
https://nikkhokkho.sourceforge.io/static.php?page=FileOptimizer
Latest comments
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/

Special on 2018-05-23 14:52

Hmm no Change log/History for v12.80, this is a first.

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AutoHideMouseCursor v2.57 Updated

billon on 18 Jun 2018
  • 115KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jun 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

AutoHideMouseCursor automatically hides the mouse cursor with an adjustable timer. The program is useful for reducing distractions for users while reading, during presentations, or for personal preference.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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 AutoHideMouseCursor_p.exe or AutoHideMouseCursor_x64_p.exe (for 64-bit OS).
What's new?
  • Test on Windows 10 Update Build 1804 - 17134 (Redstone 4).
  • Some small adjustments and improvements.
  • Update of the language files.

CrystalDiskInfo v7.6.1 Updated

billon on 13 Jun 2018
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Jun 2018
  • Suggested by guinness

CrystalDiskInfo monitors disk health status and temperature, monitoring/graphing of S.M.A.R.T. diagnostic information. The program also tells you how many times the hard disk has been turned on and how many hours.

Functional with magnetic and solid state disks.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
.NET 2.0+ (only required for Alert Mail)
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Optionally, delete License, gadget, opus folders, unnecessary languages and themes, AlertMail.exe and AlertMail4.exe
  3. Launch DiskInfo32.exe or DiskInfo64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: PassMark DiskCheckup, HDDScan
What's new?
  • Fixed shutdown/reboot problem on Windows 10 Ver.1709 or later and bugs.
  • Built with Visual C++ 2017 Update 7.
Latest comments
bzl333 on 2011-09-01 01:27

it has OpenCandy bundled with it now according to that Gizmo site.

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.

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CrystalDiskMark v6.0.1 Updated

billon on 13 Jun 2018
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Jun 2018
  • Suggested by malikorx69

CrystalDiskMark is benchmarks disk performance, measuring sequential and random 4KB/512KB reads/writes for any storage device. The target device does not need to be formatted.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder).

Alternatively, CrystalDiskMark Portable is also available, which auto-switches between x86 and x64.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DiskMark32.exe or DiskMark64.exe (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: HD Tune, IsMyHdOK
What's new?
  • Fixed shutdown/reboot problem on Windows 10 Ver.1709 or later.
  • Updated Compiler: Visual C++ 2017 Update 7 (UI only).
Latest comments
Midas on 2015-08-01 18:04

Thanks, smaragdus, nicely done -- but as the topic you found is a single post, I think we should ask webfork to merge it with the current official topic. What do you think?

Checker on 2015-08-01 18:52

@ smaragdus: First mentioned by malikorx69 [07 Feb 2008], so this is the forum topic.
guinness post is dated [09 Nov 2009].
I agree to merge the two, but malikorx69's should be first!

AndTheWolf on 2016-11-07 21:09

CrystalDiskinfo should not be listed under Similar/alternative apps for CrystalDiskMark. CrystalLDiskMark benchmarks, whereas CrystalDiskinfo supplies a lot of disk information, but does NOT benchmark.

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AdiIRC v3.1 Updated

billon on 12 Jun 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Jun 2018
  • Suggested by Userfriendly

AdiIRC is an IRC client with multi-server support and a customizable interface. It offers all the standard IRC features including private chats, basic Identd features, system informations, SSL, IPv6, chat logging and DCC Chat/Transfers.

It also offers now playing support for various media players, advanced scripting, themes, MTS themes, plugins, and dockable/undockable activity monitors that lets you monitor many channels at once.

Note: Additional Themes and Language files are available from the homepage.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .Net Framework v4.0/2.0 or higher
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AdiIRC.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: KVIrc Portable, HydraIRC, PChat, HexChat
What's new? See:
http://www.adiirc.com/download.php?v=3.1
Latest comments
joby_toss on 2015-04-02 04:37

This feature (Favorites) is already planned, yes.

smaragdus on 2016-10-04 21:35

@joby_toss
"Added server favorites menu"
Is this what you needed? ;)

joby_toss on 2016-10-05 13:04

It might be, but I have no idea how it works (always greyed-out)... :)

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foobar2000 v1.3.19 Updated

billon on 17 Jun 2018
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Jun 2018
  • Suggested by Barrette

foobar2000 is an audio player with low memory footprint and native support for most popular audio formats. It includes CD ripping, format conversion, replay gain, audio normalization, equalization and more. Playlist display and keyboard shortcuts are both very customizable. Additional functionality available via a wide variety of plugins.

The program can edit song tags (album and song name, number, year etc.) based on the FreeDB Internet database and even rename the original songs based on these tags. A file format conversion tool is available, but must be enabled with external downloads. Can even fix some MP3s with corrupted file headers.

Windows 2000 is no longer supported but users can download the last compatible version: 0.9.4.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. Select "Portable installation" and choose the destination folder
  3. Launch foobar2000.exe
Similar/alternative apps: 1by1, Boom, Winyl
What's new? See:
https://www.foobar2000.org/changelog
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2016-02-20 11:36

@Emka, sorry for the delay. No, I didn`t post on the forums.

shnbwmn on 2016-07-22 12:25

Great player, especially with a few tweaks. I use Meier crossfeed[1] together with Dolby surround emulation[2]. What this does is it spreads the sound out, as if you're listening to a live performance, and greatly reduces ear strain when listening with headphones (which I do 99% of the time). Other pluses are that it uses my own music directory structure, is very fast (opens in a snap), and it uses windows native look instead of someone's idea of a great skin.

[1] http://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_dsp_meiercf
[2]http://www.head-fi.org/t/447089/5-1-headphone-experience-foobar-configuration-for-all-stereo-music-files

Midas on 2016-07-22 15:49

@shnbwmn: FYI, Viper4Windows is a free general purpose Windows sound processor that includes similar tweaks, among many others... (V4W homepage appears to be having issues currently, but Softpedia has it: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Audio/Other-AUDIO-Tools/ViPER4Windows.shtml). Also available as Viper4Android.

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Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition v60.0.2 Updated

billon on 8 Jun 2018
  • 254MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Jun 2018
  • 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 many 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, Developer and Extended Release versions are also available. 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/notes/
Latest comments
webfork on 2017-08-19 15:57

@gbrao: thanks for posting about this -- I've added something to the forum about that topic.

Guido76 on 2017-11-15 07:48

Hello everybody,
Be careful with this update. You can't return to the previous version because incompatibility in the profile, which is modified by FF 57.0.

CornHolio the Gringo on 2017-12-01 20:46

FF v57 uses pingsender.exe to telemetry Your usage.
To awoid this, just delete the pingsender.exe file.

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/10/14/what-is-pingsender-exe-on-windows

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StorURL v3.0.23.2 Updated

billon on 7 Jun 2018
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Jun 2018
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

StorURL is a customizable bookmark manager that can import bookmarks from the most popular browsers or added manually. Added bookmarks can be organized in a unlimited number of categories. The program includes bookmarks verification, the ability to launch bookmarks in custom browser, grab website icons, search, always remain on top, minimize to tray (with bookmarks launched from the tray), floating tool-bar, password-protection and more.

Supported browsers include Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Opera. Bookmarks can also be imported from StorURL Online if registered.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET Framework 3.5
MS Visual C++ 2005 SP 1 Redist Package MFC Security Update
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable Edition" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch StorURL.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: FavoritesView, URL Monit@r
What's new?
  • Increased the width of the quick search box.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-06-20 06:49

StorURL may work under Windows XP/Windows Vista, testing and confirmation would be welcome.

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WizTree v3.23 Updated

billon on 6 Jun 2018
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Jun 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

WizTree is a very fast disk space analyzer and search tool, scanning a single folder or your entire hard drive quickly and showing those files and folders using the most disk space. The program uses the NTFS Master File Table (MFT) feature in Windows to rapidly view files.

Note that this high-speed mode is limited to local, NTFS-formatted drives. The program must do a (much slower) scan of FAT-formatted or network drives for analysis.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WizTree.exe or WizTree64.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: SpaceSniffer, Xinorbis
What's new? See:
http://antibody-software.com/web/software/software/wiztree-finds-the-files-and-folders-using-the-most-disk-space-on-your-hard-drive/#whatsnew
Latest comments
mcodex on 2017-12-08 07:43

Nice little piece of software. However SpaceSniffer is even better and faster. Link found in Similar/alternative apps. Check it out.

antibody on 2017-12-10 18:49

@mcodex:
I tested spacesniffer on my C: drive (running as administrator) and it took 1m 56s to complete
WizTree's scan took 4.6 seconds (25x faster than SpaceSniffer)

Special on 2017-12-11 14:17

Yeah I'm not sure what mcodex is smoking, you can like Spacesniffer more because of *reasons, that's subjective, but speed in this case is not. WizTree is damn fast.

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Resource Hacker v5.0.42 Updated

billon on 4 Jun 2018

Resource Hacker is an utility to view, modify, rename, add, delete and extract resources in 32-bit and 64-bit Windows executables and resource files (*.res). The program can modify program icons as they appear in the taskbar, Start Menu and Desktop, among many other things.

It incorporates an internal resource script compiler and decompiler.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / 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 ResourceHacker.exe.
What's new?
  • Added:
    • A new menu resource designer;
    • An optional binary view for every resource type.
  • The dialog resource designer has had a major update.
  • Improved searching (with more context sensitive dialogs).
  • Many bugfixes.
Latest comments
rbon on 2016-10-06 12:05

Resource Hacker version 4.4.26 released at October 6, 2016.
What's New in this ver. 4.4.26:
- Bugfix: The toolbar state wasn't being preserved between sessions
- Bugfix: Minor bug decompiling some version info resources
Downloads:
- Setup executable: http://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/reshacker_setup.exe
- 'Portable' zip file: http://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/resource_hacker.zip

MIKLO on 2016-10-09 14:10

Have been using for quite some time and really like this program. Thanks for a good program.
MIKLO

rbon on 2016-10-15 12:20

Resource Hacker new Beta in 'Portable' zip format.
Changes in 4.5.28
- Update: Numerous changes and improvements to command line support.
- Update: Filenames in resource scripts are no longer required to be enclosed within double quotes unless they contain
spaces.
- 'Portable' zip file: http://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/resource_hacker_beta.zip

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Windows System Control Center v3.4.0.2 Updated

billon on 2 Jun 2018
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Jun 2018
  • Suggested by joby_toss

Windows System Control Center (WSCC) allows you to install, update, execute and organize the utilities from various system utility suites. The program either works as an interface or as downloader. The program can work with both utilities suites downloaded or can dynamically grab and run the programs via a web connection. The included Update Manager can check for newer versions of the utilities already installed and can download and install the missing items.

Works with Windows Sysinternals and NirSoft Utilities suites, but also highlights Windows' own utilities.

Note: The setup packages are downloaded from the author's website.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder and Windows registry (Sysinternals utilities)
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 wscc.exe.
What's new? Fixed:
  • User interface: compatibility with the High Contrast themes.
  • Update manager: invalid error message when updating 64-bit apps.
Latest comments
Midas on 2015-05-14 10:37

Sorry, sl23, no insight on that, since I'm not a user of either SyMenu or PAF portables -- I prefer to roll my own... :)

Notwithstanding, if still interested, check the following forum topic: http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=21891 ...

TP109 on 2016-04-16 12:34

The download page shows 2.5.1.0 as the freeware version, 3.0.0.0 appears to be the payware version.

http://www.kls-soft.com/wscc/downloads.php

joby_toss on 2016-04-16 13:27

Check the forum topic.

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QuiteRSS v0.18.11 Updated

billon on 31 May 2018
  • 100MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 May 2018
  • Suggested by lautrepay

QuiteRSS is an RSS/Atom news feeds reader with an easy-to-use, multi-tabbed layout and embedded browser. The program includes the ability to tag feeds with different labels, share via social networks, perform search operations, delete the selected news, as well as import/export feeds (OPML-files). Views are filtered by date, unread, read, or starred items.

The program has a Webkit core that includes Adblock and ClickToFlash (manual Flash controls).

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac, Linux and BSD. Alternatively, QuiteRSS Portable is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch QuiteRSS.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: RSS Guard
What's new? Added:
  • Notifications. Option "Close notification after opening news".
  • Support for Youtube feeds.
Changed:
  • SQLite 3.23.1.
  • OpenSSL 1.0.2o.
  • Folder property. Option "RTL" for all feeds in folder.
Latest comments
wagner reatto on 2017-01-02 12:18

Excellent app, very easy to set up. I use it instead of feedly now.

Peter202 on 2017-03-25 08:52

Is it possible to increase the font size? It's too small.

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XnView v2.45 Updated

billon on 31 May 2018
  • 21MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 May 2018
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

XnView is a feature-rich, customizable media viewer that supports more than 400 formats. Includes batch image converter/renamer as well as basic transformations (rotate, filters, effects, colors, multi-page etc.). Various viewing settings include tabbed interface, fullscreen, slideshow, web page, contact sheet, image compare and filmstrip layout. Includes scanner support, screen capture, Photoshop's 8bf plugins, image search, histogram, metadata viewer, automatic crop (deletes background), watermark, flash export and more. It can also store thumbnails to a temp folder rather than each image folder accessed, which is handy for portable use.

Alternatively, XnView Portable is pre-configured and automatically supports PDF interpreter/rendering engine Ghostscript Portable.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for non-commercial use
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a file in the same folder called xnview.ini with the following content:

    [Cache]
    SavingMode=1

    [Start]
    ParamsSavingMode=1
    SavingMode=1

  3. Launch xnview.exe

    Optionally, English speakers can delete the \Languages folder to save space.
Similar/alternative apps: IrfanView, Imagine, FastStone Image Viewer
What's new? See:
https://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=37528
Latest comments
Wolfghost on 2013-11-19 14:57

C:\Users\xxx\AppData\Roaming\XnView
Even with ini content as shown!

I am Baas on 2013-11-19 23:31

@Wolfghost

tested on win 7.54, nothing written to the registry.

refack on 2016-10-12 21:07

MSVCR71.DLL MSVCP71.DLL are no longer dependencies
only `msvcp110_win.dll` but it's lazy loaded

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VLC v3.0.3 Updated

billon on 30 May 2018
  • 121MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 May 2018
  • 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.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Creates dvdcss folder in %APPDATA% when playing DVD.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Create portable subfolder. Launch vlc.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary locales.
Similar/alternative apps: MPC-HC, SMPlayer, PotPlayer
What's new? See:
https://www.videolan.org/vlc/releases/
https://www.videolan.org/developers/vlc-branch/NEWS
Latest comments
gbrao on 2018-02-12 07:06

The file vlcrc in the 'portable' folder has this entry :

[skins2] # Skinnable Interface
# Skin to use (string)
skins2-last=vlc_deepdark.vlt

VLC seems to accept relative paths (here at least). I have vlc_deepdark.vlt in the same directory as vlc.exe and it works OK.

Also with 3.0.0, no files/dirs left anywhere else. But creates a QT reg key :
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\QtProject\OrganizationDefaults\FileDialog

I run vlc from a NSIS exe which deletes that key after VLC exits.

zorro on 2018-02-12 13:18

..at least with "native skin" there's no QT-Key left behind - I just checked it. When activating alternative skins, the Key appears but can be handled with a batch or portable starter like gbrao mentioned.

zorro on 2018-03-01 12:05

"Download the ZIP-Package" in description is a bit misleading: fuzzing around with the scripted download-button, you won't find a ZIP. At least I didn't find it.
Simpler: select "our FTP archive" under "older versions" (lefthand, underneath the small slideshow) - there you also find the newest versions as ZIP.

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Mp3tag v2.88a Updated

billon on 31 May 2018
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 May 2018
  • Suggested by tedpoe

Mp3tag views, edits and filters metadata for common audio formats. Information can be manually added, removed, imported and exported to a variety of formats. The program supports online freedb database lookups for selected files, allowing you to automatically gather proper tag information for select files or CDs. It can also rename files based on the tag information, replace characters or words from tags and filenames, import/export tag information, create playlists and more.

The program can even generate playlists from provided audio files. Supports ID3, Vorbis Comments, APE, MP4 and TAK Lossless.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. When prompted, select "Portable Installation" and "install" to a folder of your choice
  3. Delete Mp3tagSetup.ini, unnecessary language files and flag icons
  4. Launch Mp3tag.exe
Similar/alternative apps: TagScanner
What's new? See:
https://www.mp3tag.de/en/changelog.html
Latest comments
PacMan13x on 2016-11-13 19:22

Wow it works! I tried the latest at the time of writing this comment Mp3tag v2.79 and 7-zip v16.04 on Windows 7. Thank you tedpoe!!

denzi on 2016-12-01 01:36

Extract with 7-zip 16.04 (.paf.exe), but run Mp3tag without add folder and file named "mp3tag.cfg" is okay, added folder and file named "mp3tag.cfg", Mp3tag show "Access denied"

gbrao on 2017-02-17 12:15

[2017-02-17] REL: VERSION 2.81

[2016-12-11] NEW: added portable installation mode that stores settings in application directory and doesn't write information to the registry.

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Registry Finder v2.27 Updated

billon on 3 Jun 2018
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Jun 2018
  • Suggested by Midas

Registry Finder is a small tool for quickly searching the Windows registry and displaying the results in a list. You can edit found items or jump to an item in RegEdit in a single click. Search results can be saved to a .reg or a text file.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Archive" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch RegistryFinder.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: RegScanner
What's new? See:
http://registry-finder.com/version_history.html
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2015-01-16 18:06

Hmmmm maybe a Russian dating site? lol
MIKLO

MIKLO on 2016-12-16 18:05

Well I was able to DL this time without getting the Russian dating site now that's progress...unless they are busy hacking the Democrats :)

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HWiNFO v5.84 Updated

billon on 23 May 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 May 2018
  • 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
Checker on 2015-02-04 07:07

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

DarkShadow on 2016-02-09 12:39

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

MIKLO on 2018-03-10 10:27

Very nice, this software will give all the info you could ever want, at least 4me :)Thanks to the maker for all the hard work to bring us this FREE software to use.
MIKLO

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CCleaner v5.43.6522 Updated

webfork on 30 May 2018
  • 22MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 May 2018
  • 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.

Alternatively, ccPortable is also available.

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:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete License.txt and unnecessary language files
  3. Launch CCleaner.exe or CCleaner64.exe (for 64-bit OS)

If the "Portable" ZIP package is not yet available:
  1. Download the installer and extract CCleaner.exe or CCleaner64.exe and necessary language files using 7-Zip to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a file named ccleaner.ini in the same folder
  3. Launch CCleaner.exe or CCleaner64.exe (for 64-bit OS)

Optionally, disable 3rd party data sharing and displaying other products by the developer in Options - Privacy.
Similar/alternative apps: BleachBit
What's new? See:
https://www.ccleaner.com/news/release-announcements
Latest comments
PAFuser on 2017-12-31 23:06

Now available as from PortableApps,com as ccPortable: https://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/ccportable

webfork on 2018-01-01 16:56

Thanks PAFuser -- added to entry.

agam on 2018-05-02 10:57

CCleaner 5.40.6411 from 7.2.2018 (8003664 B) is the last version that does NOT access the Intenet !

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Discord Portable v0.0.301-23 Updated

webfork on 27 May 2018
  • 127MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 May 2018
  • Suggested by Userfriendly

Discord is an easy-to-use voice-over-IP program focused on gaming communities. The program works well with groups, includes high quality audio and maintains low CPU usage to avoid interfering with games. The program also supports text chat, direct messaging, hotkeys, channels, permissions, embedded file exchange and more.

Discord Portable is a portable wrapper for the Discord instant messaging and VoIP program. Cross-platform with clients available for Web, Android, iOS, Mac and Linux.

Alternatively, there is another wrapper developed by demon.devin.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source (wrapper: MIT, Discord: freeware)
How to extract: Download the self-extracting "setup" EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch discord-portable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Teamspeak, sPortable, qTox
What's new? See:
https://github.com/portapps/discord-portable/releases

SMPlayer v18.5.0 Updated

billon on 23 May 2018
  • 72MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 May 2018
  • Suggested by Jainendra

SMPlayer is a feature-rich, skinnable player that views most media without any dependency on installed codecs, as well as streaming media, Youtube and DVD video. Audio, video and subtitle settings for individual files are all remembered between sessions so you can start again exactly where and how you left off. Supports subtitle downloading, audio and subtitles delay adjustment, video equalizer, playlist support and much more.

The program is a frontend for MPlayer, mpv and mplayer2 that also works on Linux. Alternatively, X-SMPlayer and SMPlayer Portable stealth and adjusts paths) are also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes. Under Options, Preferences, select Advanced, Advanced, and make sure Pass short filenames (8+3) to MPlayer is selected.
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the "portable" 7z package (32- or 64-bit) and extract using a 7-Zip-compatible program to a folder of your choice. Launch smplayer.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: MPC-HC, VLC, PotPlayer
What's new? See:
https://www.smplayer.info/changes
Latest comments
fullbug on 2016-08-03 21:35

Anyone know how to change skins? Cannot seem to figure that out.....

fullbug on 2016-08-03 21:40

Never mind, figured it out, thank you, great player.....

MIKLO on 2017-05-13 17:04

Been using for a very long time,this software will open and play audio,video when all others fail.
MIKLO

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Defraggler v2.22.995 Updated

billon on 22 May 2018
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 May 2018
  • Suggested by atao.m

Defraggler improves drive performance by organizing data at a file system level. Since files over time spread out over a drive, occasional "defragmentation" can help reduce drive seek time. Uniquely, Defraggler can function at a file or folder-level to help clean up specific areas, or the whole disk. The program will also list fragmented files and their locations.

The package includes both 32-bit and a 64-bit versions, as well as a command line program. This tool is not recommended for SSD drives or other flash-based media.

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

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: WinContig
What's new? See:
https://www.ccleaner.com/news/release-announcements
Latest comments
__philippe on 2013-07-22 13:58

For quick-and-dirty, single file specific defrag job, I tend to favor Sysinternals' Mark Russinovich CLI implementation (as in Clean-and-Lean-Interface...;-)

Blindlingy fast, small footprint (208k) Contig.exe V1.7

http://download.sysinternals.com/files/Contig.zip

__philippe

Checker on 2014-03-25 14:25

:D
Sorry, I really missed that.

webfork on 2014-03-29 16:12

Thanks checker

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Speccy v1.32.740 Updated

billon on 22 May 2018
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 May 2018
  • Suggested by guinness

Speccy is an advanced System Information tool for your PC including processor brand and model, hard drive size and speed, amount of memory (RAM), graphics card, operating system details and even system temperatures.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_CPUZ140
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Speccy.exe or Speccy64.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: HWiNFO
What's new? See:
https://www.ccleaner.com/news/release-announcements
Latest comments
snibsnib on 2015-01-24 02:49

The current filesize is noted as 15KB, it should be closer to 14.3MB uncompressed

webfork on 2015-01-24 19:48

snibsnib: thanks, verified and updated entry

Checker on 2015-01-24 20:19

@ snibsnib: Sorry for my typo ... and corrected ;)

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Honeyview v5.27 Updated

billon on 24 May 2018
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 May 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Honeyview is a fast image viewer supporting compressed image files often used for comics/manga/photos. Enables slideshow views with repeat, randomize, transitions, filters, interpolation, rotation and zoom options. Unlike many graphics programs, Honeyview can show all images from an entire directory tree and not just one folder.

Functional on 64-bit and supports most common image types including BMP, JPG, GIF/Animated GIF, TIFF, PNG, TGA, PSD, JPEG 2000 (JP2, J2K), JPEG XR/HD Photo (WDP, HDP), DNG. Supported Archive Formats include ZIP/CBZ, RAR/CBR, LZH/LHA, TAR, 7Z, HV3, ALZ and EGG.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Honeyview32.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: CDisplayEx
What's new? New:
  • Copy file path to the clipboard as well as image data when pressing Ctrl+C.
Fixed:
  • Some errors during folder navigation using [, ] key.
  • Minor bugs.
Latest comments
Userfriendly on 2015-02-17 13:52

Honeyview also has 64-bit executable and plugins available in the installer version. Extract with 7zip.

smaragdus on 2015-07-24 10:46

HoneyView 5.12 (Build 4603) has been released.

ripu on 2015-07-25 10:43

It's the best image viewer I've ever used. Awesome UI and hotkeys, fast; everything I wanted in an image viewer. Near perfect.

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Core Temp v1.12.1 Updated

billon on 20 May 2018
  • 903KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 May 2018
  • Suggested by JohnW

Core Temp is a small footprint yet powerful program to monitor processor temperature and other vital system information. The program can track temperatures on individual processor cores, useful for advanced diagnostics or checking that cooling tools are functioning properly.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "standalone version" ZIP package (32 or 64-bit) and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Core Temp.exe.
What's new?
  • Support for AMD Pinnacle Ridge (Ryzen 2) and AMD Raven Ridge (APU).
  • Fixed:
    • Recognition of some Sandy Bridge Xeon models;
    • Frequency is always at maximum for early Core iX and Core 2 models.
Latest comments
I am Baas on 2013-06-04 03:39

@webfork
There's a "More downloads..." link on the developer's Website. "How to extract" mentions that, but nunz failed to RTFT.

webfork on 2013-06-04 20:23

Baas: no prob, thanks for direct-linking the 32 and 64-bit versions. Adding a notice about the adware version.

TP109 on 2014-09-05 05:39

In spite of the adware issues, I think this is the easiest-to-use and to setup CPU temperature application. It's on all my PCs and I've never had a problem with it. Just set it and forget it. The digital temperature display in the system tray is very visible and useful when resource-heavy apps are running. I'm surprised this isn't rated higher.

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µTorrent v3.5.3.44428 Updated Adware

billon on 12 May 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 May 2018
  • 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 installer, extract Carrier.exe with 7-Zip to a folder of your choice and rename it to uTorrent.exe
  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
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.

ashghost on 2017-12-24 23:19

@robzuc: see 'What is "portable"' on the "about" page: https://www.portablefreeware.com/about.php Not leaving stuff behind is not "stealth" in the parlance here, and uTorrent works fine when moving from machine to machine and saves your settings.

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GPU-Z v2.9.0 Updated

billon on 7 May 2018
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 May 2018
  • Suggested by JohnW

GPU-Z is a lightweight system utility designed to provide vital information about your video card and graphics processor. It supports AMD, ATI, Intel and NVIDIA graphics devices.

Alternatively, GPU-Z Portable has portable settings and is stealth.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Windows registry.
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download GPU-Z.x.xx.x.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new?
  • Added:
    • WDDM 2.4 support for Windows 10 RS4 / April Update / Spring Creators Update;
    • Support for:
      NVIDIA Tesla V100;
      Haswell GT1 in Celeron 2961Y;
      HBM2 memory type in Advanced Panel, NVIDIA BIOS;
      perf cap reason 'none' (Tesla in TCC mode);
    • More Bristol Ridge models.
  • Changed Wani name to Carrizo/Bristol.
  • Vega's SOC Clock and Hot Spot sensors are now disabled by default at request of AMD. You can enable them any time in settings.
  • When GPU-Z is set to launch on Window startup, disable "This file was downloaded from Internet" message.
  • Improved drawing code for sensor graph.
  • Fixed:
    • Empty or incorrect readings for NVIDIA GPUs in TCC mode (Quadro/Tesla);
    • Detection for AMD Carrizo/Bristol/Stoney;
    • DirectX support reporting for ATI RV200;
    • Top right button corruption when resizing the window.
Latest comments
abc on 2012-07-21 18:57

It's not mentioned but it requires admin rights to install a driver. Does it remove the driver on system reboot? I don't know, I couldn't find out very much information besides "there's no installation required". The developer proclaims "It's so simple to use, you don't need documentation." LOL. So much for that.

Last but not least GPU-Z and CPU-Z just share similar names, they are developed independently afaik.

veyselcelik on 2013-09-13 21:53

It's not stealth. Where the files or regs stored?

I am Baas on 2013-09-14 01:28

@veyselcelik

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\TechPowerUP\Gpu-z

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7-Zip Portable v18.05 Updated

billon on 19 Jun 2018
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 May 2018
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

7-Zip is an archive manager that can view and create a wide variety of formats. The program includes folder favorites, optional two-pane view, checksum calculator, file split/combine capability and more. Individual archives can be created with high speed or high compression settings, update options (including update, add/replace, synchronize), split volumes and more. Archives can be secured with standard zip or more secure AES encryption.

Although the official archiver for the open, high-compression "7z" format, the program also supports the creation of multiple formats including ZIP, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR and WIM. It will extract a long list of other formats, among them RAR, CAB, ISO, ARJ, RPM, VHD, VMDK etc. Even more formats are supported through third-party plugins.

7-Zip Portable is a wrapper from PortableApps.com, auto-detecting 32 or 64-bit automatically. Alternatively, X-7zip is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch 7-ZipPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Peazip, BandiZip
What's new? See:
https://www.7-zip.org/history.txt
Latest comments
Provy on 2018-04-15 15:11

Does anyone know if this will make self-extracting archives, or if there is another freeware program that will? I couldn't find this option in the help search. Thanks.

smaragdus on 2018-04-15 17:54

@Provy
See this screen - https://vgy.me/ukbcPz.png

DzejPy on 2018-04-18 03:15

@Provy
BandiZip has more SFX archive parameters - https://vgy.me/bgqCJ4.jpg
https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2397

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CPU-Z v1.85 Updated

billon on 4 May 2018

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?
  • AMD AGESA version report in BIOS information.
  • Increased clocks refresh rate.
  • Fix initialization error on Windows XP and 7.
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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FastStone Image Viewer v6.5 Updated

billon on 3 May 2018
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 May 2018
  • Suggested by Widya Santoso

FastStone Image Viewer is an image browser, viewer and converter that supports resizing, renaming, cropping, color adjustments, watermarks, lossless JPEG transitions, drop shadow effects, image frames, scanner support, histogram and more. It also includes a built-in slideshow with 60+ transitional effects. It supports all major graphic formats including BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, GIF, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF, ICO, TGA and several Camera RAWs.

The program includes metadata (EXIF) tools including the ability to pull up a map of where a given picture was taken by looking at GPS data.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for non-commercial use
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FSViewer.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language and help files.
Similar/alternative apps: IrfanView, XnView, Imagine
What's new?
  • Enhanced:
    • The Import Photos and Videos tool. Now it allows you to import both photos and videos from cell phones, digital cameras and card readers. Previously, video files could not be imported;
    • The internal Video Player.
  • Increased the maximum time interval (from 5 minutes to 1 hour) in slideshow.
  • Other minor improvements and bug fixes.
Latest comments
Bruce on 2016-08-29 07:36

I'm a great fan of this program. And, as I've said before, just when you think FastStone Image Viewer can't get better the developers come up with another gem ... this time it supports dual instances, which allows you to run two image viewers at the same time, drag and drop images between them, and compare images from different folders side by side. Well done FastStone!

xor on 2018-02-18 00:26

This is my complimentary app to the well known big-one. I'm having trouble renaming a file (F2) it takes 5 seconds to rename it, I had to go back to version 5.3 where it's all fast and normal, no idea if this a bug or a Win 10 thing or something else.

zorro on 2018-02-18 06:05

@xor: must be related to your system. I'm using the newest version on Win 8.1 x64 and just tested all renaming methods - no problems, no delay. All other functions work as well fast and flawless.

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RapidCRC Unicode v0.3.27 Updated

billon on 30 Apr 2018
  • 790KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by Userfriendly

RapidCRC Unicode is a hashing program capable of checking and verifying the integrity of files, folders, or whole drives. The program includes process priority, ability to pause/resume analysis, job queuing, easily copy hashes to the clipboard and multi-threaded checks. If using checksum files (e.g. .sfv or .md5) for future verification, options include the ability to generate for every analyzed file, directory, or a single checksum with all hash data.

Includes direct support for CRC hashing in the filename (common for anime releases) for example: "MyFile [45DEF3A0].avi") Other algorithms range from fast to secure, including SFV(CRC32), MD5, ED2K, SHA-1, SHA-256 and SHA-512.

A 64-bit version is available on download page. Based on the original RapidCRC but updated with extended Unicode support.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Archive" or "Archive (x64)" RAR package and extract using 7-Zip or similar program to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete rcrcshex.dll or rcrcshex64.dll
  3. Create an empty text file called options_unicode.bin in the same folder
  4. Launch RapidCRC.exe
Similar/alternative apps: FileVerifier++
What's new?
  • Total number of files to be calculated was always 0 in non queue mode.
Latest comments
webfork on 2014-08-02 02:05

This is currently my go-to program. I tend to add it to the "send to" menu on machines I'm currently using and it works beautifully to check one or more files. Also, the ability to insert the hash directly into the file name makes so much sense. Just drag-and-drop it into the window and instantly know if there's a problem. Great solution to the multi-step check.

shoover on 2016-02-21 09:17

I think there is something wrong with the "CRC into Filename" function. This occurs with files that lack a file extension.

webfork on 2016-02-22 21:20

shoover: The dev has been pretty responsive if you want to reach out: https://github.com/OV2/RapidCRC-Unicode/issues

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PDF-XChange Editor v7.0.325.1 Updated

billon on 25 Apr 2018
  • 95MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Apr 2018
  • 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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3D Youtube Downloader v1.16.5 Updated

billon on 15 Apr 2018
  • 40MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by Napiophelios

3D Youtube Downloader searches and downloads a variety of media from YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, LiveLeak and many other sites for playing outside the browser or offline viewing. The program even downloads subtitles and 3D video from YouTube and Dailymotion. High speed download is available with multipart downloads and HTTP compression, as well as proxy support to help circumvent network restrictions.

The search tool includes a variety of criteria including size, detail, ratings and many more. The interface provides options for different types of users including advanced for detailed view of available formats and quality levels, as well as a conversion mode for moving files to a different format altogether. The program supports a variety of media file quality and formats including WebM, MP4, FLV (video) and M4A, OGG, MP3 (audio), as well as conversion to AAC, WMA, SPX and many more.

The program can view YouTube RSS aggregators so you can see and download the latest in a series. A separate, non-free version is available for batch operations, but it is possible to run multiple instances of program for concurrent downloads.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. Select Portable Installation and choose the destination folder
  3. Launch 3dyd.exe
Similar/alternative apps: YouTube Downloader HD, YouTubePal
What's new? See:
https://yd.3dyd.com/changelog/details/
Latest comments
stisev on 2017-03-19 04:51

This is the best program for downloading anything from YouTube I have found.
@smaragdus - $9.95 USD is very reasonable, but really sucks that only minor updates are included :(

TP109 on 2017-03-19 11:20

I've always used the batch program and not the standard version, although it works well too. The batch is superior for downloading multiple videos. I use an older free version of the batch program that's limited to a max of 5 simultaneous downloads. From what I understand, the new batch version doesn't work at all without purchasing a license.

MIKLO on 2017-08-21 13:05

If it ain't free it ain't 4me..... jus sayin :)

MIKLO

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HWMonitor v1.35 Updated

billon on 9 Apr 2018
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by JohnW

HWMonitor is a hardware monitoring program that reads PC systems main health sensors including:

  • CPU temperature, voltage, power consumption and utilization
  • Mainboard voltages, temperatures, fans speed
  • GPU voltage, temperature, utilization
  • HDD temperature

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch HWMonitor_x32.exe or HWMonitor_x64.exe.
What's new?
  • AMD Ryzen 2000 processors.
  • Intel Xeon Bronze / Silver / Gold / Platinium processors.
  • Improved:
    • Intel IGP monitoring;
    • HDD monitoring.
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Craunch on 2012-08-14 12:22

Just checked. The .zip files currently available for download from the CPUID website are not empty now.

pravin007techno on 2014-08-18 12:49

then get from here without any worries
link: http://go4download.com/monitor-your-pc-temperature-using-hw-monitor-tutorial-download

softv on 2016-12-27 12:30

I use this regularly. Quite useful.

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MultiBootUSB v9.2.0 Updated

billon on 4 Apr 2018
  • 17MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by Userfriendly

MultiBootUSB can put one or more bootable tools into a single USB drive, including any of a variety of Linux, FreeBSD and other operating systems.

The program uses Syslinux for installing MBR and 7-Zip for extracting ISO images. It also uses a Windows version of CPIO program for installing certain distros. USB/ISO can be tested without reboot via a built-in QEMU program.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MultiBootUSB.exe.
What's new? See:
http://multibootusb.org/news/
Latest comments
Checker on 2014-05-17 19:01

@ Midas: Thanks ... and updated ;)

AndTheWolf on 2015-05-08 17:14

Now at 7.5.0 (the link here, http://softlayer-dal.dl.sourceforge.net/project/multibootusb/7.5.0/Windows/multibootusb-7.5.0.exe is correct, but the description still shows 7.3.0)

Checker on 2015-05-08 18:28

@ AndTheWolf: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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QTranslate v6.5.1

billon on 23 Mar 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

QTranslate is a front-end for various translation websites. Open the main window to enter or paste text or simply select text and press a hotkey for a popup translation window. The program also has the ability to search in offline XDXF dictionaries, speech recognition, text to speech synthesis, image text recognition, spell checking, virtual keyboard, search the web and more.

Supported translation services are Google Translate, Bing Translator, Promt, Babylon, SDL FreeTranslation.com, Yandex.Translate, youdao, Baidu, Naver and DeepL; dictionaries: ABBYY Lingvo Live, Babylon Dictionary, Definr, Google, ImTranslator, Multitran, Oxford Learner Dictionary, Reverso, Urban Dictionary, Wikipedia and WordReference.

Although the hotkeys can be modified, the following are available by default:

  • Show the translation window: CTRL+Q (press CTRL twice for the main window)
  • Speak text: Ctrl+E
  • Perform a web search: Ctrl+W

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Internet Connection
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch QTranslate.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary locales and themes.
What's new? New:
  • History export to CSV format.
  • 'Remove line breaks' option (fixes PDF translation).
Fixed:
  • Microsoft translation service.
  • Popup window is closed immediately on mouse exit.
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__philippe on 2017-03-13 10:50

And yet, QTranslate v6.3.1.zip portable downloads without a hitch.

That'll teach you even thinking about using an installer...;-)

smaragdus on 2017-03-13 12:53

@__philippe
I never ever thought of using the installer, I was just testing the download link- the problem with the installer download doesn't appear for the first time. However both primary download links (installer & archive) work fine now.
Thanks to the developer for maintaining and improving the program and for not ruining the interface (so far) like many other freeware developers did recently.

__philippe on 2017-03-13 13:34

@smaragdus

Just teasing, of course...;-)

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PassMark OSFMount v2.0.1001

billon on 22 Mar 2018
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by Stone Tablet

OSFMount is a collection of virtual drive tools that allows mounting local disk image files as a drive letter, RAM disks and mounting CD or DVD images (for simplicity or speed). Supported image types include IMG, DD, ISO, BIN, NRG, SDI, AFF, AFM, AFD, VMDK (used by VMware), VHD (Virtual PC) and more.

The program is ideal for machines without a CD/DVD drive and, as most images are bit-for-bit copies of disk partitions, many programs will treat them as the real thing, enabling programs that require a program disc. For disk images, the program can give access to these files without booting or other required visualization software. RAM disks have a variety of uses including high speed caches, programs with frequent/intense disk reads/writes and some database applications.

Command line tools are also included.

Note: The developer warns: "it is recommended that 64-bit Windows is used when large disk image files are to be mounted."

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_OSFMOUNT

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\OSFMount
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Move the files in {app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch OSFMount.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Portable WinCDEmu, DiskInternals Linux Reader
What's new?
  • Updated/added warning and error messages when using format option on command line when specifying a ram drive that is smaller than 260MB.
  • Fixed issue with detecting partitions for ImageUSB images.
  • Microsoft signed OSFMount.sys driver for Windows 10.
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Midas on 2014-05-12 16:06

@freakazoid: CDmage is ancient, I'm surprised someone even uses it anymore... :)

skall on 2015-02-23 10:21

whenever i try to mount an image (different formats), the message 'wrong parameter' appears and the new drive is not selectable? i am using the 64bit version and have admin rights.

any hints what might cause this?

i might be wrong, but it seems like this is the only up to date portable virtual cdrom software for win8.1?

Portable Reviewer on 2015-09-15 12:36

@Midas CDmage works like a charm unlike PassMark OSFMount despite "being ancient". Nothing ancient about it. PassMark OSFMount couldn't detect my image file properly as @freakazoid experienced. In fact very few free portable mount tools could handle my image file properly. I'm surprised you don't use CDmage to mount......

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Notepad++ v7.5.6

billon on 19 Mar 2018
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Mar 2018
  • 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: GNU 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?
  • Enhanced:
    • Function List: Highlight the current function based on cursor position;
    • Ghost typing: Unicode, syntax highlighting and speed support.
  • Fixed:
    • Macro playing back crash issue on new added "Find previous" and "Find next" buttons;
    • Crash on styler dialog of User Defined Language dialog;
    • File status detection issue under Windows XP.
  • Add a message from outer space.
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hamasaki on 2017-08-18 19:31

Not stealth anymore, creates 'AppData/Local/Notepad++' folder.

Special on 2017-08-30 23:17

So in the 7.5.1 changelog it says it fixed the above 'AppData/Local/Notepad++' folder bug, but I'm still getting them, can anyone else confirm?

billon on 2017-08-30 23:35

@Special:

Nothing on XP

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QuickViewer v1.1.0

billon on 13 Mar 2018
  • 43MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by smaragdus

QuickViewer is a fast, versatile and customizable graphics viewer. View features include full screen, spread format, slideshow and various zoom options. The program supports drag and drop, always on top, history, bookmarks, catalogs, customizable shortcut keys, EXIF information and automatic rotation according to EXIF, send image to mail client, rich context menu and more.

Formats supported include common graphics (BMP, PNG, JPEG, GIF, TIFF, TGA, ICO, WEBP, DDS), animation (APNG, GIF), archives and comic books archives (7Z, RAR, ZIP, CBR, CBZ) and raw image formats (Canon- CRW & CR2, Nicon- NEF, Ricoh- DNG, Sony- ARW etc.).

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL v3.0
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch QuickViewer.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: FastStone Image Viewer, Honeyview, IrfanView, XnView
What's new? See:
https://github.com/kanryu/quickviewer/releases

Subtitle Edit v3.5.6

billon on 27 Feb 2018
  • 19MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by Userfriendly

Subtitle Edit is a subtitle editor for creating, editing, sync'ing, adjusting, repair and translation of subtitles. The program can also import and OCR vobsub and blu-ray image based subtitles (even from matroska/mp4 files).

Supports more than 200 subtitle formats and written in C#.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET Framework 4.0+
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes. Problems with unicode characters (WinXP).
Use font Lucida Sans Unicode/Times New Roman.
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SubtitleEdit.exe.
What's new? See:
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/SubtitleEdit/subtitleedit/master/Changelog.txt
Latest comments
Checker on 2014-12-02 17:25

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

CornHolio the Gringo on 2015-08-06 20:39

Subtitle Edit, is the subtitle-editor Ive been using to sync the subs
Ive downed, and has worked flawlessly.

MIKLO on 2018-02-28 10:14

Hmmm and all this time I have been using notepad to edit any subtitle that needed editing....am I missing something or is there really an advantage to using software such as this?

MIKLO

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Process Monitor v3.50

billon on 14 Feb 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by ClausValca

Process Monitor displays both file system and registry activities in real-time, combining the features of FileMon and RegMon. Additional features includes live changes (autoscroll), non-destructive filtering, comprehensive event properties such session IDs and user names, reliable process information, full thread stacks with integrated symbol support for each operation, file logging etc.

Alternatively, Process Monitor Portable is also available, which is stealth.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Windows registry
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete Eula.txt. Launch Procmon.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Moo0 File Monitor
What's new?
  • A /runtime switch to control headless capture duration.
  • Correctly show picoprocesses.
  • Display details for file system APIs introduced in Windows 10.
  • Numerous minor improvements and bug fixes.
Latest comments
Checker on 2015-05-27 19:06

@ __philippe: Thanks ... and updated ;)

__philippe on 2016-07-29 13:17

Annoyingly, SysInternals' powers-that-be no longer deem worth their while to provide a changelog of their recent releases.

Current cases in point: ProcessMonitor v3.30, AutoRuns v13.62,

Sloppy version control management, if you ask me...:-(

On a positive point, they resumed adjusting correctly the internal PE tags version numbering of their updated utilities, which proved rather baffling for a while

(see smaragdus' related post:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=82073#p82073

Regrettably, some of SysInternals' recently updated tools now fail to run under WinXP......:-(
(e.g. Procmon v3.30 fails under winXP, despite the "Process Monitor runs on Windows XP SP2"
plain statement found in the Procmon.chm HTML help file)

Cases in point:
ProcessMonitor fails as of v3.30 (blue screen crash, last XP working version v3.20)
SigCheck fails as of v2.40 (last XP working version v2.30)

MIKLO on 2016-08-29 18:10

@ __philippe do you know is there gonna be any effort made to correct this? I'm kinda surprised cuz I have always thought of SysInternals as being a first rate top notch entity, but they are not showing that in this case.Even if the changelogs are only interesting or necessary to a few people in my opinion that reason enough to continue with accurate data.
MIKLO

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MultiMonitorTool v1.91

billon on 10 Feb 2018
  • 279KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

MultiMonitorTool allows a variety of monitor setting tweaks including disable/enable monitors, set primary monitor, save/load all monitors configs and move windows from one monitor to another. The program also provides a preview window, which allows you to view a preview of all attached monitors.

Command-line features are available.

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 MultiMonitorTool.exe.
What's new?
  • You can now use the serial number of the monitor ('Monitor Serial Number' column) in all command-line options.
Latest comments
fpelletier on 2012-07-18 15:32

As I use the rotate monitor multiple times a day, it would be great to control monitor rotation too.

fpelletier on 2012-07-18 15:37

Without playing with it, it seems to me that if I take the time to do the math, that the Left-Top and Right-Bottom field values will control rotation, however, it is currently a bit cumbersome. If there were a toolbar button for clockwise and another for counter-clockwise, that would be great. Oh, BTW, great tool!

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Everything v1.4.1.895

billon on 9 Feb 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by Drutt

Everything is a powerful search tool that locates files and folders by file name instantly, and includes an FTP and Web server interface. It also can search files by their contents. Unlike Windows search, Everything initially displays all files and folders on your computer. You simply type in part of the desired file name to limit what files and folders are displayed instantly. The more you type, the more specific the list becomes.

Note that the instant-search capability only works on NTFS/ReFS-formatted drives and only uses file and folder names in a file index. The program can separately catalog non-NTFS/ReFS and network servers for searching on a schedule.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package depending on your OS and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Everything.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: HDDB, Ultra File Search Lite, UltraSearch
What's new? Added:
  • .jpeg extension to the image information search functions.
  • Support for cluster sizes larger than 64k.
  • preview_context ini setting.
Fixed:
  • A crash when clearing search history.
  • A security issue when running a FTP server.
  • An issue preventing Everything from closing when pressing ESC.
  • An issue where Everything would lose the current sort after reindexing.
  • An issue when using invalid characters to rename a file.
  • A crash when rendering tall or wide images.
  • An issue when shutting down Everything would cause it to miss changes.
  • A memory alignment issue.
  • Database corruption when renaming a folder when folder size indexing is enabled or when there is a folder exclude.
  • An issue with circular NTFS/ReFS folder parents.

See more about new features and changes here
Latest comments
DeLe on 2016-10-23 17:04

Everything has been released:
http://www.voidtools.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=5727

A lot of improvments: preview, content search and much more

__philippe on 2017-03-03 18:29

Beta alright...;-)

but practically stable after being fine-tuned over a period spanning
SEP-2015 to NOV-2016, including release of 11 distinct builds.

EveryThing 1.4.1.809b Portable BETA, which was released on 21-NOV-2016,
includes significant new functions over current Stable version dated 6-AUG-2014
https://www.voidtools.com/support/everything/whats_new/

Version 1.4 ongoing development and builds changelogs are chronicled here:
https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=76406#p76406

Nh on 2017-04-29 18:41

In case it does not remembers sort order, you have to edit 2 lines in Everything.ini:

sort=Type
always_keep_sort=1

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PDF-XChange Viewer v2.5.322.8

billon on 26 Jan 2018
  • 20MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by Myles

PDF-XChange Viewer is a feature-rich program that displays multiple PDF documents within a tabbed interface. Edit features include the ability to rotate documents, add comments/annotations to any PDF file, apply custom stamps from any image/PDF file/Windows clipboard, mark-up pages with text and objects, and type directly on any PDF page in "Typewriter" mode. The program supports exporting to BMP/JPEG/TIFF/PNG etc., or extracting text from a PDF page/file. Additional features include capturing the document with the snapshot tool (copies an area to clipboard), measuring tools for distance, area and perimeter, and more. A recommended picture-to-text OCR plugin is available (thanks Bruce) as is a PDF help file.

Reported as functional on Mac/Linux under WINE. Alternatively, PDF-XChange Viewer Portable adjusts paths, with an OCR plugin and help file available from the website as separate downloads.

Note:

  • The free PDF-XChange Viewer lacks some features present in the registered version (payware) and, while some "Pro" features can still be used, they'll add a watermark to the document edited upon saving
  • For 64-bit, see forum post

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Optionally, delete unnecessary language files and install OCR plugin
  3. Launch PDFXCview.exe
Similar/alternative apps: SumatraPDF, PDF-XChange Editor, STDU Viewer
What's new? See:
https://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-viewer/history
Latest comments
Midas on 2016-03-27 20:32

FYI, additional languages OCR downloads are available from http://www.tracker-software.com/pdf-xchange-viewer-ocr ...

Mixture on 2017-02-07 16:30

@zorro:
I updated my default PDF viewer (PDF-XChange Viewer 2.5.320) today. Tracker Software still updates the Viewer.
Why don't I use the PDF-XChange Editor? Simple, I need a PDF viewer, not an editor.

PAFuser on 2017-06-30 15:11

Mixture is correct. Only need as viewer with able to add text comment (download utility bills and mark date paid, less paper stored).

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Paint.NET v4.0.21

billon on 15 Jan 2018
  • 58MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by nunoleite

Paint.NET is an image and photo editing software with support for layers, unlimited undo, image effects and a tabbed thumbnail interface. The program includes a variety of paint bushes and selection tools as well as image filters such as sharpening, red-eye removal, distortion, noise etc.

The program supports plugins and will automatically start in 64-bit if within an operating system that supports it.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET Framework 4.7
Stealth: ? No. Writes to C:\Users\~\AppData\Local\paint.net
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer inside the ZIP package, extract and install to the default location (C:\Program Files\paint.net)
  2. Open the file PaintDotNet.exe.config in a text editor and find this line:

    <add key="EnableWindowsFormsHighDpiAutoResizing" value="true" />

  3. Underneath, paste the following text:

    <add key="PaintDotNet.EnablePortableMode" value="true" />

  4. Save this change and copy the paint.net folder to a destination of your choice
  5. Uninstall the program
  6. Launch PaintDotNet.exe
Similar/alternative apps: GIMP, PhotoFiltre, PhotoScape, PhotoDemon
What's new? See:
https://blog.getpaint.net/category/update-news/

Error Lookup v2.3.1

billon on 4 Jan 2018
  • 568KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by billon

Error Lookup is a tool for finding information on Windows error codes. Can work with Windows codes, DirectX, NTSTATUS (Native API), WinInet, Device Manager, STOP (BSOD), RAS/VPN, Ip Helper library error codes.

A 64-bit version is available (within the archive).

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch errorlookup.exe from 32 or 64 folder (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: Windows Error Lookup Tool
What's new?
  • Updated to the latest SDK.
  • Fixed:
    • Window resizing;
    • DPI support;
    • Bugs.
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2018-01-05 10:50

With hundreds of different types of error logs I'm willing to give this a try, and so far it has helped me with a few.
MIKLO

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Volume² v1.1.5.404

billon on 2 Jan 2018
  • 14MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by Userfriendly

Volume² is an utility designed as a replacement for the standard Volume Control. It lets you easily change the sound volume just by rotating the mouse wheel, using keyboard hot keys or moving the mouse pointer to an edge of the screen.

It also includes an audio mixer with advanced volume controls support, a scheduler, an on-screen display, command line support and the ability to store and recall different unlimited presets via one mouse click or system-wide hot keys.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice.
  2. If needed, create a file called Config.ini in the application folder.
  3. Launch Volume2.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Volumouse
What's new? See:
https://github.com/irzyxa/Volume2/blob/master/History.txt
Latest comments
fullbug on 2014-03-21 23:17

I love this program, been looking for something like this, thank you!!

fullbug on 2015-08-12 16:14

As I said before, love this, but what is new in the newer version?

Checker on 2015-08-12 22:47

@ fullbug: Klick on "what's new" (the little eye icon) and you will see ;)

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iNFekt v1.0.1

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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