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ocenaudio v3.3.7 Updated

billon on 13 Dec 2017

ocenaudio is a fast and easy audio editor and recorder that supports most audio formats. It includes a variety of audio edit tools and effects as well as VST plug-ins support, real-time preview of effects, multi-selection for delicate editions, efficient editing of large files, spectrogram and more.

ocenaudio is a cross-platform program available for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ocenaudio.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Audacity
What's new? Fixed:
  • Leak after closing audio.
  • Markers and regions in CAF files.

MiTeC Icon Explorer v5.0.1 Updated

billon on 12 Dec 2017
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

MiTeC Icon Explorer allows to browse, search, extract and manage standalone icons, icon libraries and executable that contains icons as resources. It searches specified path with directory recursion and examines any file if it contains any icon and then extract it. Icons can be saved as icons, icon libraries, individual icon images or bitmaps.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: None
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch IconExplorer.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: IconsExtract
What's new?
  • New Visual theme.
  • Bug fixes.
Latest comments
shnbwmn on 2016-12-20 21:17

@gbrao Same w/ Chrome. The file will download, but once finished gets blocked because it "may harm your browsing experience."

Have you tried using a download manager?

gbrao on 2016-12-22 04:14

I used Opera, the original v12.18

gbrao on 2017-11-23 17:30

Note : If you tick 'Persistent Layout' settings are saved in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\MiTeC\Icon Explorer

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DxWnd v2.04.56 Updated

billon on 8 Dec 2017
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by Special

DxWnd lets you run many applications that default to fullscreen in a window, ideal for games. The program is a Win32 "hooker" program that intercepts and alters the behavior of window messages and APIs. It picks up events and injects code into the configured tasks to run fullscreen programs in a windowed environment while maintaining expected behavior.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract: Download the RAR package and extract (using a program like PeaExtractor) to a folder of your choice. Launch dxwnd.exe.
What's new? See:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/dxwnd/files/Latest build/
Latest comments
Special on 2017-03-25 17:18

Who are you? Like if gho the main guy behind DxWnd move over to Github, only then I would consider it an "official" repo, but other wise it seems pretty unofficial to me when a random person sets one up.

What are some of your contributions to DxWnd? Why didn't gho set it up instead?

refack on 2017-04-22 14:53

@Special, I'm just helping gho with the "mechanics" of the mirror. He owns and approves the mirror.

Midas on 2017-07-04 10:04

Tip: no help files are included in recent builds, so it is advised you grab v2_04_10 from Sourceforge which has the most up to date files.

BTW, the GitHub repository mentioned above by refack is currently empty.

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Quick Access Popup v8.7 Updated

billon on 8 Dec 2017
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by shnbwmn

Quick Access Popup (QAP) lets you move like a breeze between your frequently used folders, documents, applications, webpages etc.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Apache License, Version 2.0
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch QuickAccessPopup-32-bit.exe or QuickAccessPopup-64-bit.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Folders Popup
What's new? See:
http://www.quickaccesspopup.com/change-log/
Latest comments
RainrooM on 2016-06-18 16:18

For sure a must-have utility. Basic enough still (luckily) but with great potential. A very big time saver especially in corporate environments where you can have a deep folder structure to switch quick to your favourite folders. Very useful also when saving files to folders and you what to access that folder quickly to save. In active development. Check it out. The smalest and back-to-basic programs are often the best ones in general. This one belongs to the list.

cybermcm on 2016-10-17 06:42

I used Folders Popup before and now switched to Quick Access Popup due to the active development. QAP is a very handy tool to save time navigating through your file structure. My middle mouse button is now a productive one. I can really recommend this one!

Nh on 2017-02-21 17:28

It is very similar to Quick Cliq.
https://portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6999
https://youtube.com/watch?v=NBGyZ9n19Hk
The project seems stalled, though for me it looks perfect in its current state.

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CherryTree v0.38.4 Updated

billon on 3 Dec 2017
  • 102MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

CherryTree is an hierarchical note-taking application. It features rich-text formatting, syntax highlighting, spell-checking, image insertion and password protection. Data is stored in a single XML or SQLite file. Import from plaintext, HTML or your favorite note-taker, including Zim, Treepad, Keynote, Mempad and RedNotebook. Export to PDF, HTML or plaintext files.

Cross platform with versions available for Linux. CherryTree Portable is a portable wrapper for CherryTree.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes. However, enabling spell-checking creates the folder "enchant" in AppData\Local
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the "portable" 7z package and extract (using a program like PeaExtractor) to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file in the bin directory and name it config.cfg
  3. From same bin directory, launch cherrytree.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Flashnote
What's new? See:
http://www.giuspen.com/2017/12/cherrytree-0-38-4-issued/
Latest comments
shnbwmn on 2016-08-07 13:28

CherryTree produces great formatted HTML export. It's fully customisable after-the-fact, with the included styles.css. Embedded files, images and the HTML files are stored separately from each other.

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Q-Dir v6.78 Updated

billon on 30 Nov 2017
  • 848KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Nov 2017
  • Suggested by Island Boy

Q-Dir is a quad-pane file explorer that supports favorites, file/color filtering, export to XLS/CSV/TXT/HTML, screen magnifier, quick preview etc.

Alternately, Q-Dir Portable at PortableApps.com automatically switches between 32/64-bit and is approved by the publisher.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
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 Q-Dir.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: CubicExplorer
What's new?
  • General revision and update of the language files.
  • Optimization and various bugfixes.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-03-22 11:48

@billon
The portable x64 version (Q-Dir_Portable_x64.zip) is available for download.

Mithril on 2016-03-27 20:53

Well, i found the solution myself. Don't know if this option is new or not but its the first time i noticed. So, when dragging files into another window or tab in Q-dir, at the bottom it says "Start drop in new process"! (and recycle bin and email aswell) ha! and just drop it on this button.. nothing will freez! magic :) Thanks anyway folks.
Q-dir is great.

penthe on 2016-12-30 15:28

The Q-Dir 64 installer 6.47 is not installing, last time there was also a problem with the 64 installer. They should be checking first before releasing the installer.

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Tablacus Explorer v17.11.28 Updated

billon on 29 Nov 2017
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Nov 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Tablacus Explorer is a quad-pane file manager that supports tabs, mouse gestures, favorites, filters and different view styles. Its functionality can be extended via plug-ins which can be installed and updated from within the program.

Category:
System Requirements: 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 TE32.exe or TE64.exe depending on your OS.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: Q-Dir
What's new? See:
http://www.eonet.ne.jp/~gakana/tablacus/history/
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-07-28 19:11

What perplexes me about this program is its clandestine development. If one opens its history page:
http://www.eonet.ne.jp/~gakana/tablacus/history/
one will see that "Fix minor bugs" & "Minor changes" prevail but there are no details whatsoever about them.

xor on 2016-09-26 20:13

Usage of Tablacus suits me better than Q-Dir, but it started to suffer that typical 98% CPU wacko thing that chased me away, Q-Dir also continues to be buggy since XP up to Win10 at refreshing the folders tree after deletion, renaming, etc (some times). I'm started to get suited with Double commander although still missing Drag-Select.

ripu on 2016-10-14 14:42

@xor I am not sure if I understand you. But, refreshing in general spikes the cpu. If I am at the desktop, without opening any software and start hitting refresh, the cpu will be at 99%.

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Azhagi+ v10.40 Updated

billon on 27 Nov 2017
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Nov 2017
  • Suggested by softv

Azhagi+ (AzhagiPlus) is a lightweight program for transliteration supporting in 16 Indian languages/scripts including Tamil, Hindi, Sanskrit, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Konkani, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi, Oriya, Sourashtra, Assamese, Devanagari and Grantha. The program can be extended to support other languages.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: MSVBVM60.DLL
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Azhagi-Plus.exe.
What's new? See:
http://azhagi.com/sbetas.html#azplus-history
Latest comments
Kolappan on 2016-12-25 09:28

It is worth mentioning that this software is also present on Android operating system.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.azhagi.inputmethod.azhagi

Emka on 2016-12-26 18:52

Don't you think the entry needs to be cleaned up a little? I'm thinking of categories, bold typeface and hyperlinks.

webfork on 2016-12-27 01:49

Emka: done

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Qmmp v0.11.0 Updated

billon on 25 Nov 2017
  • 41MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Nov 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Qmmp (Qt-based Multimedia Player) is a Winamp-inspired audio player that supports most popular formats, CUE sheets and playlists (m3u, pls, xspf). It includes visualization, spectrum analyzer, 10-band equalizer, wide skin support (including XMMS and Winamp 2.x skins), plugins, lyrics, cover art, global hot-keys, tray control, CDDB and ReplayGain support and more.

The program is cross-platform (FreeBSD, Linux) and written in C++ and Qt.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download and run the installer
  2. During installation choose Portable configuration and select a folder of your choice
  3. Launch qmmp.exe

Optionally, you may delete unnecessary language files from translations sub-folder.
Similar/alternative apps: 1by1, AIMP, foobar2000, Spider Player Pro, Xion
What's new? See:
http://qmmp.ylsoftware.com/
Latest comments
shnbwmn on 2016-07-24 13:02

Nice little player. The website has a page with plugins, but it's slightly misleading. The "Qmmp Plugin Pack" download directs to the player itself, and the others require building from source/installed dependencies.

Realist on 2016-10-06 16:25

Why do we another music player and that too which looks like WinAMP?

MIKLO on 2017-01-15 17:15

@Realist, I believe the more we have the better they will all get or they go away, after all competition makes the world go round. I would agree if all are the exact same then it is a waste, but coders usually try and add something more useful that the last version doesn't have. Just my thoughts. :)
MIKLO

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foobar2000 v1.3.17 Updated

billon on 24 Nov 2017
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Nov 2017
  • 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?
  • Fixed horrible, horrible bug with Ctrl+A “select all” handler in edit boxes stealing altgr+a making it impossible to type “ą”.
  • Made possible to retag MP4/M4A files without 'ftyp' header.
  • Prevented decoding of broken MP3 frames that overlap with apparent file tags.
  • Allowed decoding of WAV files with sample rates above 1MHz.
  • Converter: Made format list sorting remembered.
  • Fixed tags not being read from certain WAV files.
  • Internal fixes to allow foo_input_exe/foo_input_ffmpeg decoding of HLS & RTMP streams.
  • Added internal IMA ADPCM decoder for specific WAV files that system codec refuses to process.
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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Foxit Reader Portable v9.0.0.29935 Updated

billon on 20 Nov 2017
  • 137MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Nov 2017
  • Suggested by ekin_116

Foxit Reader is a fast PDF viewer that includes annotation capabilities, Javascript support, interactive form filler and built-in text converter. The interface includes text reading, two page view, rotation, autoscroll, text view, skins, measuring, text and background color replacement and supports drag-and-drop. Annotation tools include text "sticky notes" and standard text boxes, as well as form data import and export. Can insert images, bookmarks and files (including audio and video).

Includes PDF Standard 1.7 compatibility, support for the Adobe Portfolio format, Sharepoint integration, as well as command-line features and various signing tools (for both physical signatures and digital via DocuSign).

Functional in 64-bit and cross-platform (Linux). Foxit Reader Portable is a portable wrapper for Foxit Reader which portablizes paths and handles registry keys. Alternatively, a JPE launcher is available but paths are not portablized for recent documents.

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: Freeware
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FoxitReaderPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PDF-XChange Editor, PDF-XChange Viewer
What's new? See:
https://www.foxitsoftware.com/products/pdf-reader/version-history.php
Latest comments
Specular on 2014-03-15 05:46

Heard recently that Foxit now comes bundled with Conduit, essentially malware, that has causes a huge number of users issues with their systems. A search for 'Foxit Conduit' will return results.

Just thought I'd give a heads up here, even though it's likely the portable version isn't affected.

webfork on 2014-03-16 18:35

Specular: confirmed. However, the portable version doesn't currently include this.

CornHolio the Gringo on 2015-05-02 17:55

PDF-XChange is the PDF reader I use, but make sure You configure it
right before executing the programm.(fx. disable Java).
Foxit Reader doesnt have the tools I like that comes with PDF-XChange.

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Snipaste v1.15.3 Updated

billon on 12 Nov 2017
  • 23MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Nov 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Snipaste is an easy screen capture and image edition program, with the ability to detect windows and menus and supporting pixel-level control. Both captured images and various clipboard content can be pasted as a floating window to the desktop. Windows can be moved, organized into groups, saved to file, as well as basic editions like rotation, zoom, translucence etc.

The program can grab colors, supports themes and includes multi-screen support. The default keys (which can be customized) are F1 for Snip and F3 for Paste.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft Visual C++ Redist 2015
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Snipaste.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Greenshot, Lightscreen, PicPick, Screenshot Captor
What's new? See:
https://github.com/Snipaste/feedback/wiki/Changelog
Latest comments
__philippe on 2016-10-15 15:49

Snipaste 1.8.7 (fix for 1.8.6) released 15-OCT 2016

Includes snapshot sound effect, swiftly implemented following smaragdus recent suggestion to developer:

http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=83280#p83280

MIKLO on 2017-01-03 20:50

I tried Snipaste for awhile and gave it an honest chance but 4me it doesn't compare to zScreen (I use older version) which I have used for a very long time. I'm really open to finding and using a new or different screen capture pgm. I just haven't found it yet. Not to take anything away from Snipaste cuz in fact it is a good app and easy to use.

MIKLO

two on 2017-03-17 14:30

drawing tools are great!

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MiTeC JSON Viewer v1.1.0 Updated

billon on 31 Oct 2017
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Oct 2017
  • Suggested by billon

MiTeC JSON Viewer include simple JSON Editor with JSON validation, support hierarchical and text preview, text searching and Base64 encoding/decoding.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch JSONView.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: JSONedit
What's new?
  • Win10 fixes.

MultiClipBoardSlots v1.12 Updated

billon on 21 Oct 2017
  • 153KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Oct 2017
  • Suggested by billon

MultiClipBoardSlots allows you to extend the Clipboard for up to 10 clipboard storage slots to easily insert text, images and other objects between the programs via freely selectable Windows shortcut. The program doesn't lose the contents of the Clipboard Slots because the default Clipboard will be overwritten by other programs.

The keyboard shortcuts for the Clipboard Memory Slots are predefined, but always can be individually adjusted.

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. Create file MultiClipBoardSlots.ini. Launch MultiClipBoardSlots.exe.
What's new?
  • BugFix: Cannot paste anything by using the Right Alt key.
  • Small adjustments for Windows 10 and updating of the language files.
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2016-11-22 11:26

Sorry but this is not for me, though I like some other titles from this designer.

I have to remember what text is in what clipboardslot and with what hotkey I have to copy paste. I prefer a conventional clipboard tool like Ethervane Echo

smaragdus on 2016-11-22 19:52

I concur with Ennovy, I have no use for this tool either, I have tested most of the utilities by SoftwareOK and I like and use many of them, MultiClipBoardSlots is the first one I find to be rather awkward.

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KeePass Professional v2.37 Updated

billon on 12 Oct 2017
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Oct 2017
  • Suggested by Orca

KeePass is a password manager that helps you store and manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database locked with a single master key or a key file. The database is encrypted using the AES algorithm and the program includes a strong automatic password generator, expire dates, customized icons and categories and much more.

Note that available plug-ins may not be portable.

Note: KeePass Classic is also available with fewer features, but does not require DotNet. See edition comparison.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Stealth: ? Yes. Plugins use creates/writes to AppData\Local\KeePass\PluginCache\
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch KeePass.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: KeePass Classic, Password Safe
What's new? See:
https://keepass.info/news/news_all.html
Latest comments
webfork on 2016-12-03 23:36

@Mixture: confirmed. I just tested with the Twofish plugin. It just saves a DLL file rather than settings but other plugins likely have additional options that would not be saved locally. I'll add a note to the entry.

Mixture on 2017-01-09 18:36

Great! Now that a new and native encryption algorithm, ChaCha20, and a new password hash, Argon2, has been added in version 2.35, I changed my database settings to include the new high security features. Now, if only someone will add more native high security features to KeePass 2.xx.

webfork on 2017-01-24 01:13

@Mixture - Although ChaCha20 is listed in the release notes as an encryption algorythm, I think this is actually a random number generator. While that's part of good crypto and the program is probably more secure as a result, I wouldn't describe the 2.xx series as insecure.

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FastStone Image Viewer v6.4

billon on 13 Sep 2017
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Sep 2017
  • 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 internal Video Player and Scan Tool.
  • Used:
    • Q as the shortcut key to tag/untag files;
    • Ctrl+Shift+D as the shortcut key to turn on/off preview on secondary monitor.
  • When Startup Folder is set to System Default, you will have an option to auto-clear history of visited folders.
  • Other minor improvements and bug fixes.
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2016-05-21 13:31

@Bruce: Thank you and updated

MIKLO on 2016-05-22 13:38

I have been using FastStoned for several years and I really like it very much. It does everything I want almost intuitively, I have used other capture programs in the past but none compare to FastStoned.I use just about every day either resizing or cropping a pic so I'm glad it’s always here 4me.
MIKLO

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!

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Sigil Portable v0.9.8 Rev 2

billon on 12 Sep 2017
  • 140MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Sep 2017
  • Suggested by ChemZ

Sigil is a tabbed editor for the EPUB format commonly used in eBooks. The program includes basic formatting, customizable fonts and styles, hotkeys and spellcheck. You can generate a table of contents, embed files (audio, video, or other), edit/add metadata, rearrange or split pages, add vector (SVG) images and available "clips" for frequently entered text.

As the format is based on simple HTML, the program includes a WYSIWYG-style book vs. code view, the ability to modify cascading style sheets and additional functionality via plugins. The program can even shrink some eBooks by discarding unused media elements.

Cross-platform with clients for Linux and OS X, and supports 24 languages. Sigil Portable is a wrapper version of the program and X-Sigil is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch SigilPortable.exe.

Optionally, the user guide is available as a separate download.
Similar/alternative apps: KompoZer
What's new? See:
https://github.com/Sigil-Ebook/Sigil/releases

Blender v2.79

billon on 12 Sep 2017
  • 230MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Sep 2017
  • Suggested by Danilo

Blender is a powerful, integrated 3D creation software suite with character/solids modeling, animation, rendering, rigging, shading, motion tracking and post-processing tools. It lets users create high quality 3D graphics, movies and replay real-time, interactive 3D content. Its features can be extended with a variety of plug-ins, scripts, templates and more.

Available for 64-bit and cross platform (Mac, Linux). The program has been used for a variety of functions including a variety of impressive short films.

Alternatively:

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. In the 2.7x sub-directory, create a new folder and name it config
  3. In this config folder, create an empty text file and name it startup.blend
  4. Launch blender.exe

See this thread for more information.
What's new? See:
https://www.blender.org/features/2-79/
https://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Dev:Ref/Release_Notes/2.79
Latest comments
webfork on 2012-04-28 23:06

Added a note about films because I watched that Sintel short film created with Blender, which was in some areas even better than the work Pixar and Dreamworks are putting out commercially.

Checker on 2012-10-03 18:17

Watch Blender's fourth Open Movie "Tears of Steel" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6MlUcmOul8

Checker on 2015-09-18 18:21

If you want to try: v2.76 rc-1 ( http://www.blender.org/ )

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Tixati v2.55

billon on 11 Aug 2017
  • 72MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by Ruby

Tixati is an easy-to-use file sharing program utilizing the distributed, peer-to-peer BitTorrent protocol. The program includes a clean, simple interface with the notable ability to prioritize files within a downloading torrent so you can get the first song or video downloaded and previewed quickly. Also supports customized download folders by file type, bandwidth throttling, transfer visualizations, encryption, prioritization, RSS support, IP filtering, DHT and magnet links.

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

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 ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete tixati_Linux32bit and tixati_Linux64bit. Launch tixati_Windows32bit.exe or tixati_Windows64bit.exe (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: BitComet, qBittorent, uTorrent, Halite
What's new? See:
https://www.tixati.com/news/
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-02-24 20:33

Tixati is not "72MB (uncompressed)"- it is either 38 MB (x32) or 36 MB (x64).

__philippe on 2017-02-24 21:12

@billon

Thanks for your quietly updating Tixati's main entry, following the above agitation...;-)

  • "Uncompressed size": revised total footprint of relevant Win PE binaries
  • "How-to-extract": added pertinent advice to discard irrelevant Unix binaries

__philippe on 2017-02-24 23:33

@smaragdus
(Tixati is not "72MB (uncompressed)"- it is either 38 MB (x32) or 36 MB (x64).)

Quite so, strictly speaking...

BUT...

Currently, the "Uncompressed size" field is formally defined in the entry form as:
   "Total size of application files when fully unarchived/uncompressed".

We don't really want to open a whole 'nother can of worms about what exactly ought to be the appropriate scope of the "uncompressed size" field definition, with implication for every current entry in the Data Base, do we ?

...;-)

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OutWiker v2.0.0

billon on 11 Jun 2017
  • 63MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Jun 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

OutWiker is a personal wiki and outliner with notes stored in a tree view, similar to directories on a disk. Plain text, HTML, and wiki format files are supported with pages capable of being linked to each other. Each tree branch can be opened as a separate wiki. Other features include tag support, global search (notes and tags), bookmarks, HTML syntax highlighting, and icons for notes.

OutWiker can be downloaded with or without plugins

Cross-platform with a client available for Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: 1. Download the ZIP or 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice.
2. Create the file outwiker.ini in the program folder.
3. Launch outwiker.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: WikidPad, CherryTree
What's new? See:
http://jenyay.net/Outwiker/English#history
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-07-22 01:07

@billon
Why are you cutting the actual version number off? OutWiker is at version 1.9.0.790, not 1.9.0, pay attention to what "About" says. I disagree with this practice of yours!

zorro on 2016-09-29 12:11

Even with outwiker.ini not stealth: creates folder "enchant" in AppData/roaming/

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BeeBEEP v4.0.0

billon on 31 May 2017
  • 26MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 May 2017
  • Suggested by smaragdus

BeeBEEP is a tool for chatting and sharing files/folders individually or with groups inside your local area network such of an office, home, or internet cafe. Conversations are peer-to-peer (no server required), encrypted, and messages sent to offline users will be delivered when they come online.

Cross platform with clients available for Linux, Mac, and more.

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: GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package corresponding to your OS and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch beebeep.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Madhavan LAN Messenger, Fomine LAN Chat, Qualia LAN Messenger
What's new? See:
https://sourceforge.net/p/beebeep/code/HEAD/tree/CHANGELOG.txt

Flashnote v4.8

billon on 27 May 2017
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 May 2017
  • Suggested by garbanzo

Flashnote is a quick notes manager for saving and organizing notes in a hierarchical tree structure. It supports word wrap, URL detection, search inside notes and global search, multiple databases, database back-up, restore and synchronization, export of notes, database encryption (AES-256) and more.

Category:
System Requirements: 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 Flashnote-portable.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: MemPad, The Guide
What's new?
  • Added support for data synchronization between computers using cloud services like Dropbox, OneDrive, etc. Use Options -> Database -> Clone and Switch in order to move your database to the corresponding folder. For portable users: don't try to move the whole program folder into Dropbox, only the database file!
  • Please note that this version does not support Windows XP\Vista.

Light Alloy v4.10.2 build 3317

billon on 21 May 2017
  • 36MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 May 2017
  • Suggested by joby_toss

Light Alloy is a lightweight, feature-rich, customizable media player. The program can play a long list of audio, video, and playlist formats, DVD/Blue-Ray, internet radio stations, and online videos including YouTube. The program supports keyboard shortcuts, global keys and tray control.

Includes available Internet radio recording capability.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable version" RAR package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch LA.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Media Player Classic - Home Cinema, MPlayer WW, PotPlayer, SMPlayer
What's new? See:
http://light-alloy.verona.im/download/
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-12-26 06:49

@hamasaki
Use Mirror 1 - http://light-alloy.ru/LA_Portable_v4.9.0.rar

ozziguy on 2016-12-26 09:01

The Fosshub link does work but not with any download manager

Note that XP and Vista support has been removed from the 4.9 series, so grab 4.8.8.2 while you still can

billon on 2017-04-23 18:25

From changelog:
"This is the latest major version of Light Alloy with new features, as it goes to support-mode only, since it's been superseded by Verona Player (https://verona.im). Only hotfix-releases will follow."

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Rapid Environment Editor v9.1 build 936

billon on 8 May 2017
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 May 2017
  • Suggested by JohnW

Rapid Environment Editor (RapidEE) is an environment variables editor. It includes an easy to use GUI and replaces the small and inconvenient Windows edit box, located in the System Information section.

"Environment variables are specially named string aliases for basic system properties. They contain information such as drive, path, or file name. They control the behavior of various programs. For example, the TEMP environment variable specifies the location in which programs place temporary files." (source)

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty file within this folder called rapidee.ini
  3. Launch rapidee.exe
What's new?
  • Updated Italian and Polish translations.
  • Fixed Polish translation.
Latest comments
Midas on 2012-04-05 00:47

Previous question hasn't been addressed, so I'm foregoing RapidEE for now. I would really like to know if it addresses issues like the one reported here: http://sites.google.com/site/redmondlab/path

Craunch on 2012-07-03 13:45

Midas, I've just been playing with this and ran into the problem you described. On investigation I realised that there are two type of environment variables: Text String and Expandable String. Text String variables (orange tag) will not expand contained references to other environment variables when they are used. Expandable String variables (blue tag) will expand their references when used. You can change their type by F6 or via the right-click menu. These two types seem to be a feature of how Windows now stores environment variables internally.

A few judicious type changes got my environment where I wanted it to be.

Midas on 2012-07-04 20:27

Thanks for that, Craunch. Vital info, IMHO. I'll look into it ASAP. :)

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MiTeC Mail Viewer v2.3.0

billon on 27 Mar 2017
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Mar 2017
  • Suggested by NickR

MiTeC Mail Viewer for several common email clients including Outlook Express, Windows Mail/Windows Live Mail and Mozilla Thunderbird message databases as well as single EML files. It displays list of contained messages with all needed properties as ordinary e-mail client. Message can be viewed in detailed view including attachments (save ability) and HTML preview.

The program includes search and filtering capability, and allows the extraction of attachments or email addresses from all emails in opened folder.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MailView.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new?
  • Mozilla Thunderbird store browser updated.
Latest comments
robzuc on 2016-12-19 21:54

Trying to download the zip file, a Firefox warning says: "This file may harm your computer. This file is disguised as a helpful download, but it can make unexpected changes to your programs and settings".
This is the first time I see this FF warning...

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Bible Analyzer v5.2.1.

smaragdus on 15 Mar 2017
  • 45MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Mar 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Bible Analyzer is a cross-platform study and analysis program with text comparison, proximity searches, detailed statistics, and more usually not found in other free or commercial software programs.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer
  2. Run the installer and during installation select Portable (All files under one folder) installation mode
  3. Launch BibleAnalyzer5.exe
Similar/alternative apps: BPBible Portable, theWord
What's new? See:
http://www.bibleanalyzer.com/updates.htm
Latest comments
Napiophelios on 2015-04-11 00:07

this reminds me alot of "the word" but a lot lighter I think
and I really like the Hymns Audio folder..nice touch.

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HamMultiPlayer v0.116.37905.792

billon on 17 Feb 2017
  • 18MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Feb 2017
  • Suggested by webfork

HamMultiPlayer displays one or more media files for analysis in real time. It can be used to find, move, delete or preview any video/audio file. The program can scan drives and directories, and then sort a generated list. Intended primarily to help videographers look through lots of footage, the program can also make it easy to find and eliminate duplicated or similar files.

The program uses Mplayer and MediaInfo Library to decode and display files, playing everything Mplayer can play.

Functional in 64-bit and supports multiple monitors.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? No. Saves HMP.ini and HMP_Version.ini to the \AppData\Local\Temp\HAM folder and config file is saved to \AppData\Local\Temp\HAM\mplayer folder.
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download HamMultiPlayer.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: SMPlayer
What's new? See:
http://hammultiplayer.org/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=6
Latest comments
barnuble on 2016-12-01 17:06

Hi Kanu,

You wrote : "The author says the program doesn't write in other places that in his own folder."

Sorry, but I never said that : HamMultiPlayer needs to decompress files to be able to work and it does that inside "%temp%\HAM\". This directory is used to store HMP_mplayer.exe + MediaInffo.dll and 4 ini files. If you use HamCpu, HamMultiPlayerCPU.exe will be decompressed too. If you use thumbnails display, thumbnails will be created inside the same path and deleted when you stop using it...
The only exception is when you select "SaveBeside" in prefs. In this case, prefs file is saved beside HamMultiPlayer (in same directory for reasons of portability).
Portable means "no installation", not "without file writing".

If nevertheless you see others files spread everywhere, please let me know and check that your version is the one coming from my web site.

Barnuble.

kanu on 2016-12-08 07:22

Sorry if I sounded hostile but the web says 'This is a "portable" software, this means that everything is already included inside the ".exe" (no installation, no registry keys, ...)'.
Those three dots means etc.; so, portable + etc means no writing beyond its own folder because that's what portable means: I can move the folder to other drive and keep the settings.

But the problem, as you pointed, was that at first I didn't tick the "Save beside" checkbox. So, my suggestion after this would be to rename that box to a more common wording. But anyway, the blame is all mine. Sorry again.

The program is very useful, by the way.

webfork on 2016-12-10 04:46

@Kanu: Different sites have different definitions for portable but here "Stealth" is the term used when a program doesn't modify files outside of it's application folder (including the registry). HamMultiPlayer is not stealth but is portable. Please post in forums if you'd like to discuss further.

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Atom Portable v1.13.1 Updated

webfork on 1 Dec 2017
  • 316MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Jan 2017
  • Suggested by Midas

Atom is a customizable text editor supporting tabs, multiple panes, themes, and additional functionality via packages. Intended as an open source alternative to Sublime Text, the program includes syntax highlighting, intelligent find and replace options, and more.

Functional in 64-bit and cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux. Portable Atom is a portable version of the program.

NOTE: This program is no longer being maintained by the developer and is well out of date versus the main distribution. Some tools plugins may not function with this version.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT
How to extract: Download the self-extracting "online.paf" web downloader EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AtomPortable.exe.

Alternatively, an offline ZIP download (larger as it includes all available languages) is also available. Extract and launch AtomPortable.exe
Similar/alternative apps: CudaText, Notepad++
What's new? See:
https://github.com/atom/atom/releases
Latest comments
Midas on 2016-08-26 13:28

I reckon there should be a mention somewhere in the entry's description that Atom is based on (in fact, is like the ur-deployment of) the Electron framework [https:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electron_(software_framework)! Broken URL, please copy excluding the exclamation, paste and amend].

Alextp on 2017-06-12 11:28

Maybe mention in props, that alternative is CudaText.

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Stickies v9.0d

billon on 4 Jan 2017

Stickies work like customizable post-it notes with available styles, fonts, colors, and buttons. Notes can be resized or snapped to the edges of other notes to keep them lined up. They can also act as reminders when hidden for a period, until a specified date and time, even upon waking every day, week, or month.

Alternatively, Stickies Portable is available.

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 install to the default folder
  2. Copy folder Stickies to your preferred place
  3. Uninstall the program
  4. Create an empty file called stickies.ini in the application folder
  5. Launch stickies.exe
Similar/alternative apps: 7 Sticky Notes, Stickypaper
What's new? See:
http://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/stickies/versions.html
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2016-04-27 20:44

Stickies 9.0a is released. It has a new modern UI.
Lots of other changes: http://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/stickies/versions.html
Stickies runs on XP SP1, Vista, 7, 8 and 10. Earlier versions of Windows are no longer supported.
For those OS, try an older version of Stickies: http://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/support/kb.pl?q=00013

billon on 2016-04-28 02:04

Two alternative extraction methods:

First:
Open installer in 7-Zip (File > 7-Zip > Open archive > #);
You'll see two ZIPs inside;
In 2.zip - stickies.exe, in 4.zip - stickies.chm.

Second (if you have WinRAR):
Open installer in 7-Zip;
Inside you'll see stickies.exe;
Open installer in WinRAR;
Inside you'll see stickies.chm.

billon on 2016-08-29 16:51

Correction to first method:
there is now also 6.zip, inside - stickies8.ssk (Stickies Skin?), copy it in created next to stickies.exe and stickies.chm folder "skins"

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MultiPar v1.2.9.9

webfork on 2 Jan 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Dec 2016
  • Suggested by MarkyMark

MultiPar helps protect backups and transfers with error detection and recovery. The program looks at information from any number of files and folders to function as insurance against data loss. The program generates companion "PAR" files that are built from a percentage of the originals, using more space for greater protection (e.g. 10% of the original for already safe methods, 50% for frequent failures).

The program has a wide variety of customizations including format, processor usage, and various other tools available to the standard PAR format. For backups, it can also choose PAR size by available free space (e.g. saving a 3 gig file to a 4.7 gig DVD will mean generating a 1.7 gig PAR file).

Functional in Linux/Mac via WINE. The program supports multi-threading, multiple processors, can recurse subfolders, and functions with standard formats including PAR, PAR2, and (experimental) PAR3 formats.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder; however shell integration and filetype associations will write to the registry.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GUI: Freeware (accepts donations). Console applications: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete:
    • MultiParShlExt.dll
    • MultiParShlExt64.dll
    • MultiParShlExt.ini
    • Any unwanted language files
  3. Launch MultiPar.exe
Similar/alternative apps: ICE ECC, RapidCRC Unicode
What's new? See:
http://hp.vector.co.jp/authors/VA021385/
Latest comments
webfork on 2017-01-02 01:22

@shnbwmn: the .EU site's relationship to the .JP address is discussed at length in forums.

Multiparuser on 2017-09-03 08:58

From the author of Multipar:
BEWARE: multipar . eu is a malicious spam site with altered versions of MultiPar.

You should remove all links to it to reduce the Google rating.

webfork on 2017-09-04 22:21

@Multiparuser: if you go to the page we link to when you click "website" you can see what the author has posted about the .EU mirror, which is encouraging caution. He does not call it a malicious spam site.

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Sisma v5.1

billon on 3 Jul 2017
  • 283KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Nov 2014
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Sisma is a simple password manager with password expiration, generator, strength check, and reuse warning. The program can clear passwords from the clipboard after use and export or import from other password managers.

Uses AES-256 encryption and exports to HTML, CSV, and XML formats.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET 4.0
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Sisma.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: KeePass Classic, KeePass Professional, Password Safe

ClicKey v1.0.2128.3

webfork on 3 Dec 2016
  • 42KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Oct 2005
  • Suggested by guinness

ClicKey provides sound feedback when a key is pressed, useful for keyboard testing or when you can't see your screen.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download ClicKey.EXE to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: Tiper, Qwertick

XYplorerFree v17.40.0100 Updated

webfork on 6 Oct 2017
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Nov 2016
  • Suggested by Fluffy Bot

XYplorer is a tabbed file manager featuring a powerful file search, preview facilities, a customizable interface, and a large array of unique ways to help automate frequently recurring tasks. The program's intelligent features target power users.

As the program has gone commercial, we are linking to the last freeware version from Archive.org.

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 "No-Install" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch XYplorerFree.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: CubicExplorer
What's new? See:
https://www.xyplorer.com/whatsnew.php
Latest comments
Wallax on 2015-11-03 18:21

They did update their shareware version, 1t's a real 15.9. As for the free one, it's still at 15.8. As far as I understand, it's kind of their company policy: the free version is released later than the paid one.

Midas on 2015-11-04 10:20

@Wallax: thanks for checking it -- update reverted.

Nh on 2017-06-16 13:41

XYplorer has a strange support for unicode - it can manipulate files with unicode characters (In particular, Georgian unicode characters) in their filenames, i.e. it can show, copy, move, delete, etc. them, but when I try to rename a file, it writes just "question marks" instead of characters.

And this applies to both free and paid versions.

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Tiper v1.6

Midas on 29 Nov 2016
  • 458KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Jun 2003
  • Suggested by Island Boy

Tiper makes sounds as you type (confirming key presses.) Choose from several sound effects or add your own.

Category:
System Requirements: WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: No
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Tiper.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Qwertick

jane v1.70

webfork on 12 Nov 2016
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 May 2016
  • Suggested by I am Baas

jane (Just Another Nasty Editor) is a tiny editor for ASCII files including DIZ, NFO, TXT. The program supports drag and drop, hyperlinks, multiple instances, copy on select, fit to file width, word wrap, command-line parameters, minimization to tray, file history, printing and saving of edited files, and more.

Visual extras include color presets and up to ten different font schemes.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Free for private use only
How to extract:
  1. Download the portable ZIP package
  2. Extract to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch jane.exe
Similar/alternative apps: iNFekt, NFOPad

WinSSHTerm v1.6.1 Private

webfork on 7 Dec 2016
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Oct 2016
  • Suggested by pst.freeware

WinSSHTerm is an interface for accessing remote systems via SSH. The program uses keyboard shortcuts and intelligent navigation tools to quickly switch between or create new SSH sessions to manage one or more systems. The program includes built-in support for copying files and running X applications. The terminal colors are chosen to minimize the stress for your eyes.

Utilizes PuTTY/KiTTY.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET Framework 3.5, PuTTY/KiTTY
Stealth: ? No. The PuTTY session "WinSSHTerm" will be installed into the registry.
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WinSSHTerm.exe.
What's new?
  • New feature: It is now possible to a set the remote path from clipboard when opening a connection (new option in Preferences -> General)

myFavs v2.0

billon on 28 Jan 2017
  • 391KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Jan 2017
  • Suggested by vmars316

myFavs is a powerful, easy to use 'Bookmark Manager' for all bookmark enthusiasts .
It inputs a text file of User Favorites and outputs a "myFavs.Html" page of sorted dropDown Menus/Links.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch myFavs.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: URL Monitor
What's new? Added:
  • View-Folder Button for myFavs Folder.
  • Modifiable default 'program-startup input-file'.
  • Change Colors Button to change color scheme' of Gui and 'myFavsLinks.html' output file.
Latest comments
curly on 2016-10-03 08:42

Both EXE appear to be 64 bit

Guido76 on 2016-10-04 07:21

Probably a great tool, but .. how to get a .txt file of my bookmarks, furthermore, compatible with this software ...? I searched a lot, but I have not yet found the solution with Firefox: I only get a .json files... Or build itself the file with a text editor ? then you no longer need myFavs!

vmars316 on 2017-01-07 19:01

curly: now has 32 bit myFavs.exe & source
Guido76: You can just create a new myFavsLinks.txt with notepad . But be sure to
use the delimeter [ ] after each field: MenuName[]LinkDescription[]LinkAddress[] & also read the Help . But the best and safe way is to just add your links to myStarterLinks.txt example file . Then save it as (whatever) Guido76Links.txt .
Thanks

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Pulover's Macro Creator v5.0.5

Ennovy on 7 Aug 2016
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Aug 2016
  • Suggested by webfork

Pulover's Macro Creator is an automation tool and script generator that provides users with a variety of functions, as well as a built-in activity recorder. You can not only add keystrokes and mouse actions to your scripts, but also manage windows, controls, files, strings, search images/pixels and even create if/else statements to control the flow of your macros. The program helps both with simple, repetitive tasks as well as complex automation efforts.

It is developed using the AutoHotkey language. Tutorial videos are available. You can donate to the author to help further project development.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPL v3
How to extract:
  1. Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Open x86 or x64 folder according to your OS architecture
  3. Launch MacroCreator.exe
Similar/alternative apps: AutoHotkey, Mouse Recorder Premium, LSMacro
What's new?
  • Fixed bug in expressions when assigning a variable to a ternary operation.
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2016-08-04 13:16

On the homepage the link to the portable version downloads version 5.0.3
Direct download link to version 5.0.4 is: https://github.com/Pulover/PuloversMacroCreator/releases/download/v5.0.4/PuloversMacroCreator-Portable.zip

webfork on 2016-08-04 21:51

@Ennovoy: confirmed, updated

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RawReg v1.3

billon on 16 Dec 2016
  • 636KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Dec 2011
  • Suggested by joby_toss

RawReg allows to edit offline registry hives. It can be used (for example) to edit BCD hives, NTUSER, software and many other registry hives found inside Windows 2000 and above, including those created by Sandboxie. Information is provided on the physical offset position of each registry key on the hive file, useful for debugging a registry hive with the aid of an hexadecimal editor.

The program can browse the registry, change value data, edit value titles, and show a map with information on the data in each area.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download RawReg.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: Windows Registry Recovery, RegistryViewer

Anuran v1.1.2

webfork on 29 May 2016
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 May 2016
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Anuran is simple text logging program that lets you make quick text notes for later reference. By default, the program prompts the user every 30 minutes or you can click on the taskbar icon to get a text box prompt. Later, launch AnuVu.exe or (right-click and choose AnuVu) to view a list of notes in a customizable view. These notes can be exported to text or CSV files that can be opened in spreadsheet programs like Excel or LibreOffice Calc.

Includes customizable hot-keys.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Anuran.exe.
What's new?
  • Added an option to the Popup tab to allow the user to choose whether or not closing or using ESC on the popup saves the current text. This is enabled by default to go along with the previous default behaviour.
Latest comments
AndTheWolf on 2016-05-26 17:23

Now at version 1.1.2

shnbwmn on 2016-05-27 09:52

Great program. Even non-devs (like myself) can find this useful for general time-tracking purposes.

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Nettalk v6.7.16

webfork on 5 May 2016
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Oct 2012
  • Suggested by guwapo

Nettalk a lightweight, powerful, and easy-to-use IRC client with a tabbed interface. It offers comfortable management of multiple IRC connections, script and plug-in support, on screen displaying of messages (e.g. in games), DCC chat and file transfer, sock proxy support, configurable text and menu shortcuts, configurable colors and background picture and much more.

Supports 7 world languages including Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and German.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Apache License
How to extract:
  1. Download the portable ZIP package (Nettalk6usb_EN.zip) and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch Nettalk.exe

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: AdiIRC, HexChat

Simutrans v120.1.3

webfork on 3 May 2016
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Feb 2016
  • Suggested by Fluffy

Simutrans is a SimCity-style transport and economic simulation game. You can build the railroad networks with platforms, discharging quays, level crossings, signals and much more. Create your own bus company: transport people throughout the city and help make cities grow by laying out bus routes. Explore just how many industrial choices and connections are available.

Note: the graphics of the game are available through downloadable paksets. You can also use download-paksets.exe in the game's root directory.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application Folder
Dependencies: GDIPLUS.DLL
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch simutrans.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: OpenTTD
What's new?
  • FIX: road vehicles search for new route when arriving at intersection and old route is invalid
  • ADD: depot vehicle filter now uses selected good for weight/speed calculations when possible for multi-good carrying vehicles
  • CHG:(Vladki) private road signs in the middle of a slope
  • FIX: trains reserve blocks at positions of now removed signals, prevents step-by-step reserving coupled with ignoring red signal if signal is removed in front of a waiting train
  • FIX: route search to next depot has to be done synchronous on all clients
  • ADD: ctrl-click on flat-dock icon to choose orientation
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Emka on 2013-12-19 13:46

Charming old-school graphics, seems to have a fairly active community, constantly updated, now at v112.3, don't know if portable.

Midas on 2013-12-19 17:18

Cool, didn't even know this existed... 8)

The current website link points to the 128 bit 'pakset' page, Simutrans main site is at http://www.simutrans.com/en/.

BTW, for a simpler multi-platform portable OSS alternative, check out OpenTTD:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=14583

shnbwmn on 2016-05-03 18:10

This entry needed a desperate clean-up and update. I've replaced the pak128 download link with the actual game and added a note about the graphics paks. The rest of the entry has been updated appropriately.

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Openscad v2015.03-2 Private

webfork on 3 Jan 2017
  • 14MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Mar 2015
  • Suggested by shnbwmn

OpenSCAD is software for creating solid 3D CAD models. The program focuses on accuracy and control of 3D modelling, ideal for 3D models of machine parts. The program functions like a 3D-compiler, reading a script file that describes the object and renders the 3D model.

The program works via constructive solid geometry (CSG) and extrusion of 2D outlines, via Autocad DXF files. In addition to 2D paths for extrusion, it is also possible to read design parameters from DXF files. The program can also read and create 3D models in the STL and OFF file formats.

Note: this program is not natively portable. However, it can be made portable with a yaP config.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Windows registry
Stealth: ? No
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch openscad.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Blender
What's new? Language Features

» Added text() module for 2D text
» Added offset() module for 2D offsets
» Added list comprehensions and let()
» Added concat() function
» Added chr() function
» surface() can now take PNG images as input
» min() and max() can now take a vector argument
» 2D minkowski can now handle polygons with holes
» Variables can now be assigned in local blocks without using assign()

Program Features

» Added Toolbar icons
» New code editor based on QScintilla
» Added Splash screen
» Added SVG export
» Added AMF export
» Added --viewall and --autocenter cmd-line parameters
» GUI is now translated into German, Czech, Spanish, French and Russian
» MDI (Multiple Document Interface) is now available on all platforms
» Color schemes for viewer and editor can be user-edited using JSON files
» GUI components are now dockable
» Added Tickmarks on axes

Bugfixes/improvements

» Performance improvement: 2D (clipper), preview, hull, minkowski, surface
» Performance improvement: Reduce duplicate evaluation of identical expressions
» Better recursion behavior
» STL export and import is now more robust
» Internal cavities are better supported
» New examples
» Windows cmd-line behaves better
» Better mirror() and scale() behavior when using negative factors

Deprecations

» polyhedron() now takes a faces= argument rather than triangles=
» assign() is no longer needed. Local variables can be created in any scope

TSubtitleDownloader v1.0.0

webfork on 24 Oct 2015
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Jul 2015
  • Suggested by ozok

TSubtitleDownloader attempts to find subtitle files for a wide variety of movies. The program includes batch operations, able to add whole directories of videos, and can download multiple subtitle languages if available (useful for learning a new language).

Functional in 64-bit.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder: settings.json
Dependencies: .Net 4.5
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPLv2
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch TSubtitleDownloader.exe.
Latest comments
Hawk on 2016-03-22 01:47

Unfortunately don't have Brazilian Portuguese.

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LaunchBox v4.4 Private

smaragdus on 9 Nov 2016
  • 22MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Jan 2015
  • Suggested by abc

LaunchBox is a Box-Art-Based Games Database and Launcher for DOSBox, Emulators, and PC Games. It will automatically download metadata such as release date, publisher, descriptions and artwork from thegamesdb.net. Out of the box it supports DOSBox, ScummVM, Steam, and various console emulators that support launching the game from the command line such as Dolphin, Snes9x, Project64, etc.

DOSBox and ScummVM is included in the installation.

Note: The program is freeware with some features limited to the shareware version.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch LaunchBox.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: D-Fend Reloaded

ColorCop v5.3

shnbwmn on 28 Nov 2016
  • 101KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by risk

ColorCop allows you to magnify any part of your screen and pick a color from it using the eye dropper tool. The magnifier supports 1 to 16x zoom, and the eye dropper tool can pick an average color from a 3x3 or 5x5 area instead of sampling only a single pixel. The picked color can be easily exported to various formats required by HTML, Delphi, PowerBuilder, Visual Basic or Visual C++ etc.

Note: versions newer than v5.3 are no longer natively portable (see "What's new?" button above), because they leave traces in the system; as the license doesn't forbid redistribution, TPFC is making the natively portable v5.3 available for download.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the no-install ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ColorCop.exe.
What's new? Complete changelog is at http://colorcop.net/whatsnew.
Latest comments
BGM on 2014-11-19 16:45

It also will retrieve the "powerbuilder" formatted colour codes. I needed those values for manually editing the styles.xml settings for TreeDBnotes.

shnbwmn on 2016-11-28 14:31

WinPenPack launcher for 5.4.5: http://www.winpenpack.com/en/download.php?view.1070.

One could make a yaP config fairly easily as well.

shnbwmn on 2016-11-28 14:34

Also: be sure to disable the splash in X-ColorCop.ini

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WikidPad v2.2

webfork on 6 Feb 2017
  • 22MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Feb 2014
  • Suggested by Fabio Maione

WikidPad is a notebook for storing your thoughts, ideas, todo lists, contacts etc. It allows you to easily cross-link the information entered by using "WikiWords" or mixed-case word typed into the editor (e.g. TodoList or JohnDoe).

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: MSVCR71.DLL
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Apache
How to extract:
  1. Download and run the installer
  2. When prompted, choose Portable installation and specify a folder that:
    • Consists completely of ASCII-characters, this means only 'a' to 'z' letters, lower or upper case, digits, and punctuation characters like underscore, dot and comma (e.g. "wikidpad")
    • Does not require administrator rights to access
  3. Launch WikidPad.exe
What's new? Changes too many to enumerate -- check http://www.softpedia.com/progChangelog/wikidPad-Changelog-41912.html.
Latest comments
aless on 2011-01-07 17:36

Website link and download link point to the old Google Groups page.

The current homepage from where you can download the latest version is:

http://wikidpad.sourceforge.net/

Latest stable version as of today is 2.0rc10

Latest beta is 2.1beta10

Emka on 2011-04-18 15:34

Latest stable version is 2.0_1, a release candidate for 2.1 and a beta for 2.2 are also available. Does extraction still work and make it portable?

Midas on 2014-03-06 15:42

The difference between (Uni)extraction and choosing portable with the installer is mainly the creation of an 'export' sub-folder and a 'binInst.ini' with the following content:

[Main]
CurrVersion=002.002.300.000
wxVersion=002.008.010.001
portableInstall=1

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