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CintaNotes v3.7 Updated

billon on 27 Apr 2017
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by AlexJenter

CintaNotes is a tag-based, text-only personal notes manager for collecting bits and pieces of information such as thoughts and ideas, article excerpts, quotes, research, etc. A global hot key (by default Ctrl-F12) clips pieces of text from other applications such as web browsers or any local program. The window title becomes title/subject of the note and the highlighted text selected becomes the body.

The program is useful to quickly take down and tag any piece of useful text that you come across and quickly organize by date, keywords, title, link and note size. A search tool searches the entire database with search keyword highlighting.

Note: Some features limited to a "pro" version include tabbed sections, pasting notes into other apps, hierarchical tags, and multiple notebooks.

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: Freeware/Trialware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CintaNotes.exe.
What's new? Features:
  • Drag-and-dropping text from any application into CintaNotes.
  • Clipping shortcuts with Windows key not working.
  • Clipping: possible error upon clipping.
  • Tag sidebar: wrong tag counts after canceled import.
  • Import: Exception after canceling import.
  • Editor:
    • Crash during paste;
    • Attachment item height shouldn’t depend on icon size.
  • Printing: “current view” now enabled even when there are no filters applied.
  • Pasting HTML in editor now obeys Options/Clipping/Formatting settings.
  • Tag autocomplete shouldn’t disappear on BkSp, but continue showing appropriate results.
Latest comments
wkm on 2013-09-18 00:18

There's again portable version of distribution file. You can change link from *.exe to *.zip file, and change description of installing.

Checker on 2013-09-18 14:48

@ wkm: Thanks ... and done.

Ennovy on 2016-12-22 15:04

Version 3.5 released, Simplenote synchronization is now also available without a PRO license.

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Opera v44.0.2510.1457 Updated

billon on 28 Apr 2017
  • 137MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Specular

Opera is a fast and secure web browser with tabbed, customizable interface. Features integrated searches, themes, device sync, and mouse gestures. Also available is a service that includes a bookmarks and password sync along with an "off-road" mode that uses server-side compression to speed up browsing especially for low speed internet connections (account signup required). A variety of add-ons are available to extend functionality.

Based on Google Chrome, the program is available for Mac, Linux, Android, and a variety of mobile phones and tablets. Opera v12 (Presto) is also available and includes many features not present in the newer version.

Alternative Portable versions:

System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Opera Software, HKCU\Software\MozillaPlugins, HKLM\Software\MozillaPlugins.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download and launch Setup.exe
  2. Select Options and choose Stand-alone installation (USB)
  3. Set Install path to a folder of your choice and click Accept & Install
  4. Launch launcher.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Vivaldi, Google Chrome Portable
What's new? See:
Latest comments
PAFuser on 2016-08-02 02:13


pamu on 2016-08-02 20:46

I followed the instructions, but I get installed Opera v36.0
I suspect this Opera v39 is not for WinXP :(

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calibre v2.83 Updated

billon on 20 Apr 2017
  • 140MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

calibre is an e-book library management application with a variety of useful functions including device-specific e-book conversion, news download and conversion, viewer, and content server for online access to your collection.

The program syncs automatically with many different physical devices. It supports a variety of e-book formats, as well as e-books contained in RAR and ZIP archives.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux. Alternatively, X-Calibre is stealth and automatically adjusts paths. A WinXP-compatible version is available.

System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Trolltech
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the "portable installer" and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch calibre-portable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: TEBookConverter
What's new? See:
Latest comments
bzl333 on 2015-02-06 18:08

@Tom - well its FREEEEEEEE so you got more than you paid the evil author of the program. also will be nice if you spend thousands of hours developing a free program and then let others criticize you with BIG BOLD ANGRY CAPITALS!!!!

filobus on 2015-05-28 07:38

@bzl333 weel, you have to bear criticism if you want to improve! (unkind criticism is another matter)
Calibre is "huge" (maybe it have to be like that, it's not a criticism, it's just a pity!), and I too don't like at all its way to make its own library (I have to put there only books I want to convert, and remove them, not a user friendly behaviour). It's a little too complicated, but it does its job well!
For me it's a must-have but also a could-be-better!! :-)

donald on 2015-07-24 19:38

Per CALIBRE Version: 2.33.0 beyond version 1.48x CALIBRE no longer supports XP.
Download XP Compatible from

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WinHTTrack v3.49-1 Updated

webfork on 22 Apr 2017
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

WinHTTrack is an offline browser utility that downloads a website from the Internet to a local directory. The program builds all linked files and directories, getting HTML, images, and other files from the server and saving them to your computer. WinHTTrack can also update an existing mirrored site, and resume interrupted downloads.

Alternatively, X-WinHTTrack is a portable package for standard WinHTTrack.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Project files. A few non-critical settings such as language, window attributes and recent file list are written to the Windows registry.
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\WinHTTrack Website Copier, HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\WinHTTrackProject, HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\.whtt
Unicode support: No
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the no-install ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. The application files are located in the httrack subfolder
  3. Launch WinHTTrack.exe
Optional: libtest, src, and src_win can be removed to save 3.40 MB.
What's new?
  • Minor fixes.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2014-05-14 22:56

Version 3.48-7 is out.

Checker on 2014-05-15 02:58

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

smaragdus on 2017-04-05 22:32

WinHTTrack Website Copier is not portable, it has never been and it will never be- it creates a new Windows shell item anytime it starts. Better use the installer version because a decent uninstaller will delete the registry entries.

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KiTTY v0.68.0.2 Updated

billon on 16 Mar 2017
  • 588KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Mar 2017
  • Suggested by rokth

KiTTY is a Telnet, SSH, and Rlogin client forked from PuTTY. In addition to adding portability, it supports many new features, including session filters, automatic login, session icon, pre-defined saved command shortcuts, terminal protection feature, automatic login, and ability to run commands on startup.

Interface improvements include transparency, roll-up, and more.

System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: MIT (source code)
How to extract: Download kitty_portable.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new?
  • New version of UPX (Ultimate Packer for eXecutables): 3.93.
  • Bug fix: crash in "New session" menu item.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-09-01 16:59

Thanks for the nice tip.

siegfried on 2015-09-02 19:13

Not true, Kitty ( plain vanilla, md5: 4cce0b4f7670492fe06fcb9b673de8d7) + kitty.ini (with savemode=dir) It's not portable, It writes this:
c:\Users\Application Data\KiTTY\

Midas on 2015-11-15 20:39

@siegfried: I confirm your findings, even after adding a "configdir=" key with a relative path.

I'm not sure the program isn't portable like that, but it sure isn't stealth. In my defense, the method I mentioned was working in prior versions (see above). I posted the issue in KiTTY's forum: ... :(

BTW, this update (and the lack of changelog thereof) is probably caused by a version and code synch with PuTTY, which was prompted by a newly found vulnerability patch:

"2015-11-07 PuTTY 0.66 released, fixing a SECURITY HOLE
PuTTY 0.66, released today, fixes a security hole in 0.65 and before: vuln-ech-overflow."
See "Latest news" at

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