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BitComet v1.57 Updated

billon on 22 May 2019
  • 41MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 May 2019
  • Suggested by xlioilx

BitComet is a manager for web, FTP and BitTorrent downloads supporting simultaneous connections, file queue, selected torrent package contents, fast-resume, chatting, disk cache, speed limits, port mapping, proxy, IP filter etc.

Note: There have been various criticisms leveled against this client.

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

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder.
Stealth: ? No. Writes a few window-related settings to the registry.
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "non-installation version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch BitComet.exe or BitComet_x64.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: Free Download Manager, qBitTorrent
What's new? See:
https://www.bitcomet.com/en/changelog
Latest comments
CornHolio the Gringo on 2015-03-31 20:43

I used BitComet as the first torrent client back in the ol days.
Then uTorrent arrived, and I stuck with it for the low resource usage.

/Corn

smaragdus on 2018-05-16 23:23

@billon
The download links for BitComet version 1.50 - "404 Not Found" (both for the archive and the installer).

Midas on 2018-05-17 14:09

Confirmed just now: https://www.bitcomet.com/en/archive/ shows links for both packages but all you get is an error for v1.50. Alternative download locations pointed to by the homepage don't work either.

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XAMPP v7.3.5-1 Updated

billon on 17 May 2019
  • 481MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 May 2019
  • Suggested by Hank7

XAMPP is an integrated server package that contains many different tools such as mail, Web, FTP and WebDAV. Various open software packages are combined to power the various services including Apache, MariaDB, FileZilla, PHP, JSP Java, OpenSSL and more. Tomcat and Perl can be added using add-ons available from the website.

XAMPP-Lite is also available. It takes up less disk space, but removes mail, FTP and other tools.

Note: XAMPP has many capabilities, including a portable MediaWiki or Wordpress installation.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the "portable" 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch xampp-control.exe to run the control panel or start the different servers with the corresponding start/stop batch files.
What's new? See:
https://www.apachefriends.org/blog.html
Latest comments
freakazoid on 2012-06-02 20:22

webfork: Because it's their preferred portable build. Not everyone will need the full package. The lite / portable build should be sufficient for people building a website for testing locally and on the go.

olliebean on 2018-10-19 14:51

Just for clarification, is the full version portable? Because the only version labelled "portable" at the download link appears to be the lite version, without FTP or Mail.

Pax on 2019-05-17 03:49

Note: The description should replace Oracle's MySQL with the community-based fork: MariaDB.

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RJ TextEd v13.90 Updated

billon on 13 May 2019
  • 296MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 May 2019
  • Suggested by rbon

RJ TextEd is a full featured text, source code and web development editor. The program includes spell checking, auto completion, HTML validation, templates, as well as a dual pane file commander with (S)FTP client. Includes support for PHP, ASP, JavaScript and CSS/HTML editing with integrated preview.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable Version" self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TextEd.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PSPad, SynWrite, Notepad++
What's new? See:
https://rj-texted.se/download.html
Latest comments
Midas on 2018-01-04 07:33

@bitcoin: if you're looking to minimize editor memory footprint, take a look at the likes of AkelPad, editor2 & win32pad. Also, take a look at this forum topic: https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=22061 ...

bitcoin on 2018-01-05 20:00

thanks Midas, i'll have a look

Alextp on 2018-01-07 00:29

If you want small startup time, good one is CudaText, starts fast, less exe size.

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NetworkTrafficView v2.25 Updated

billon on 11 May 2019
  • 231KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 May 2019
  • Suggested by guinness

NetworkTrafficView is a monitoring tool that captures information passing through your network adapter and displays general traffic statistics. Packet statistics are grouped by the Ethernet Type, IP Protocol, Source/Destination Addresses and Source/Destination ports.

A variety of information is displayed on each line including Ethernet Type (IPv4, IPv6, ARP), IP Protocol (TCP, UDP, ICMP), Source Address, Destination Address, Source Port, Destination Port, Service Name (http, ftp and so on), Packets Count, Total Packets Size, Total Data Size, Data Speed, Maximum Data Speed, Average Packet Size, First/Last Packet Time, Duration and process ID/Name.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Capture driver (e.g. WinPcap Capture Driver or Microsoft Network Monitor)
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch NetworkTrafficView.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: LiveTcpUdpWatch, CurrPorts
What's new?
  • Added improved process detection and now it also works for UDP traffic. This feature works only when you run NetworkTrafficView as Administrator and the 'Trace TCP/UDP Processes' option is turned on.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-04-26 13:25

NetworkTrafficView v2.06

Eyes open wide as can be, can't seem to spot the new "IPNetInfo - Source IP" option displayed anywhere...;-(

Anyone else with a better eyesight cares double-checking ?

__philippe on 2017-04-26 21:41

Eyes open wide, but looking the wrong direction...:-(

The new option is indeed present and working as it should, available NOT under the likely "Option" tab,
but rather from two alternate locations :

• under the "File" tab
• in the context menu

Apologies for this unwarranted agitation.

MIKLO on 2017-12-21 15:57

@__philippe no thank you cause I couldn't find either lol, but I was able after you pointed me in the right direction :)
MIKLO

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EagleGet v2.0.5.30 Updated Adware

billon on 10 May 2019
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 May 2019
  • Suggested by Midas

EagleGet helps create an easy-to-use, all-in-one method for downloads via the web including popular online audio and video sites or streams. The program includes speed limits, scheduling, proxy controls and the ability to pause, resume and categorize your downloads. It can be integrated to a variety of web browsers and uses a variety of tricks to try and boost your download speed.

Supports HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, MMS and RTSP protocols and works with Chrome, IE, Firefox, Opera and Maxthon.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Writes to HKCU\Software\EagleGet unless auto-update check is disabled as in extract instructions and key is deleted.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch EagleGet.exe. Note that the program will launch a browser at startup.

For greater stealth/portability, the following steps are also recommended:
  1. Open Options (a box next to the minimize button) and choose Configurations
  2. Uncheck Launch EagleGet on Windows Startup
  3. Check Disable Automatic Update Check
  4. Uncheck Join EUEP to Help us Improve EagleGet
  5. Click the Monitoring tab and then Uncheck all items under Browser Integration including monitoring for File Hosting Sites if present
Similar/alternative apps: Free Download Manager
What's new?
  • Upgrade the media grabber.
  • Improved the media sniffer.
  • Fixed:
    • Chrome extension for YouTube;
    • Other minor bugs.
Latest comments
Diskatom on 2018-09-18 17:15

Beware the EagleGet botnet:

EagleGet 2.0.4.60 is the last clean version without lum_sdk32.dll / Luminati SDK malware bundled. Even the portable version of the newest EagleGet 2.0.4.70 comes with a malicious .dll file which allows user computers to act as a botnet. A botnet is a number of Internet-connected devices, each of which is running one or more bots. Botnets can be used to perform distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS attack), steal data, send spam, and allows the attacker to access the device and its connection.

Luminati SDK is a part of the Luminati Network, a company that bundles and monetize legit software with ads.

https://luminati.io/

Check their forums:

http://forum.eagleget.com/viewtopic.php?id=3933

ashghost on 2018-11-07 14:32

@Diskatom: They have removed the Luminati DLL as of v2.0.4.80 (my download of v2.0.4.90 was clean, and the decision is now mentioned at the bottom of the forum post you linked).

Note that v2.0.4.90 is available but they have not updated the download link. Here is a working link for now http://dl.eagleget.com/latest/EagleGetProtable_2.0.4.90.zip

Diskatom on 2018-11-08 09:26

@ashghost

Nevertheless, the new version 2.0.4.90 comes with a ad-banner so this should be considered adware and not free & clean anymore.

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Bitvise SSH Client 8.32 Updated

billon on 7 May 2019
  • 33MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 May 2019
  • Suggested by appsuser

Bitvise SSH Client (formerly Tunnelier) is a fast, secure FTP and terminal client with a variety of "tunnel" options to create secure connections, similar to a VPN. The program can forward Windows file shares over SSH, an FTP-to-SFTP protocol bridge, port forwarding and more. See forum discussion for adding secure FTP to existing portable software.

Includes support for single-click remote desktop forwarding for graphical server access, vt100, strong auto-reconnect and a scriptable console-mode SFTP client. Integrated SOCKS and HTTP proxy are available for dynamic forwarding. Security measures include wide encryption protocol support including public key exchange and optional integrated compression. Supports profiles and optional encryption of local passwords.

Functional in 64-bit.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder (see more here)
Stealth: ? Yes. See note below.
License: Free for personal use
How to extract:
  1. Download and install the program
  2. Copy the contents of C:\Program Files\Bitvise SSH Client to a folder of your choice
  3. Uninstall the program
  4. Launch BvSsh.exe -noRegistry -profile=.\Profile.bscp

Note: The uninstall process creates entries in HKLM\SOFTWARE\Bitvise and HKCU\Software\Bitvise but these can be deleted manually.
What's new? See:
https://www.bitvise.com/ssh-client-version-history
Latest comments
DeLe on 2014-07-13 08:46

Sorry, but i can't find version 6.03 on the website. It's still 4.60

Midas on 2014-07-15 09:34

FYI, Tunnelier has been renamed Bitvise SSH Client and the current third party PAF repack is v4.60 Rev 2.0 (see http://tp.vbap.com.au/download). The current upstream Bitvise SSH Client is v6.03 (changelog at http://www.bitvise.com/ssh-client-version-history). Both still freeware...

For a freeware portable server alternative, check out Stunnel (http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=21551). For a freeware non-portable server, see SilverSHielD (http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=21461).

Midas on 2016-01-14 15:11

@billon: you can delete your mistaken post by pressing the can icon at the far right...

The site dedicated to the portable version (see my comment above) is dead. Entry links corrected.

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FileZilla v3.42.1 Updated

billon on 8 May 2019
  • 22MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 May 2019
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

FileZilla is a fast and reliable FTP client, including secure options SFTP and TLS. The program interface includes an easy-to-use tabbed window, drag-and-drop capability, bookmarks, remote and recursive file search, remote file editing and a managable upload/download queue. Internally, it supports connection throttling, keepalive, timeout detection, IPv6, SOCKS 4/5 and HTTP 1.1 proxy etc.

Alternatively, Filezilla Portable is pre-configured as portable and automatically adjusts paths, as well as X-Filezilla.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux. For Windows XP, an older and unsupported version is available.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. In the main folder, create a 2 new folders named cache and settings
  3. Open the Docs folder and edit the file fzdefaults.xml.example using a programmer's notepad such as Notepad2 or Notepad++
  4. Change the following strings:

    <Setting name="Config Location">$SOMEDIR/filezilla/</Setting>
    to:
    <Setting name="Config Location">settings</Setting>

    and
    <Setting name="Cache directory">$USERPROFILE/Documents</Setting>
    to:
    <Setting name="Cache directory">cache</Setting>
  5. Save the modified file to the main folder as fzdefaults.xml
  6. Launch FileZilla.exe
Similar/alternative apps: WinSCP, Bitvise SSH Client
What's new? See:
https://filezilla-project.org/versions.php?type=client
Latest comments
giulia on 2017-05-26 17:08

hi
is not stealth anymore editing fzdefaults.xml
check c:\Users\NAME\AppData\Local\FileZilla\
there are several png files inside the folder

smaragdus on 2017-05-27 06:44

@giulia
See this forum comment- https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=86763#p86763
"How to extract:" instructions should be redacted accordingly.

smaragdus on 2017-06-03 03:56

@billon
Thanks for updating "How to extract".

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CloudShot v6.3.0 Updated

billon on 6 May 2019
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 May 2019
  • Suggested by joby_toss

CloudShot is a screen-capture program with edition and upload options. The program can capture individual screen selections or a short (60 second max) animated GIF. For images, you can crop, add arrows, boxes, notes etc. and then saved to a local or remote destination.

Upload services supported include FTP, Imgur, Dropbox, OneDrive or GoogleDrive.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework v4.0
Stealth: ? No. Log file saved to AppData\Local\Microsoft\CLR_v4.0\UsageLogs
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CloudShot.exe.

To save files captured to the local folder, open Settings and choose Local/Network folder, Save location and paste ./Captures (thanks tproli).
Similar/alternative apps: PicPick, ShareX, Snipaste
What's new?
  • Visual style and color improvements in screenshots editor.
  • Changed arrow figure appearance in screenshots editor.
  • Added corner radius for rectangular figures in screenshots editor.
  • Fixed:
    • Bug with deletion of all files in local-copied folder;
    • Render of drop-down control on high-DPI screens;
    • Bug in GIF recording reset, when reset button didn't remove old record.
  • Some other improvements.
Latest comments
tproli on 2017-01-19 12:23

Enter "./Captures" to the "Settings->Local/Network folder -> Save location" to save captures/recordings to the application folder.

hamasaki on 2017-03-04 05:08

Under network folders if you click to open gallery, it throws an exception.

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FileVoyager v19.5.1 Updated

billon on 4 May 2019
  • 29MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 May 2019
  • Suggested by Midas

FileVoyager is a customisable, feature-rich file manager that supports tabs, themes, color customization and a ribbon or classic interface. The program uses an "orthodox" or two-panel commander-style view of disks, folders (real or virtual), shares, archives and FTP/FTPS. It supports a long list of file operations, archive creation, media file playback, display modes, quick preview, application bar, favorites bar, file comparison, minimize-to-tray and much more.

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 either the Full or NoVLC "Portable" 7z package ("NoVLC" is smaller but excludes media preview tools)
  2. Extract using a program like PeaExtractor to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch FileVoyager.exe
Similar/alternative apps: CubicExplorer, FreeCommander XE, Multi Commander, XYplorer Free
What's new? See:
https://www.filevoyager.com/doc/changelog/
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-10-16 16:16

The "No VLC" and "Full" versions differ significantly in size:
"No VLC"- 27.0 MB (28,334,764 bytes) uncompressed
"Full"- 109 MB (115,235,866 bytes) uncompressed

Midas on 2016-10-16 17:54

Unless they have very specific needs, most 'portablists' should go with the "No VLC" version -- and get portable VLC if they need it...

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recALL v19.05 Updated

billon on 1 May 2019
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 May 2019
  • Suggested by I am Baas

recALL allows you to quickly recover passwords from more than 270+ programs (mail, web browsers, instant messengers, FTP clients, wireless, etc.) and license keys from 2,800+ applications. It can also recover passwords from damaged Windows installations and many applications supporting FTP, POP3 and SMTP protocols, even if the program is not yet supported.

Although the website is in Polish, the program supports 9 languages (including English).

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch recall.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: ProduKey
What's new? See Polish changelog here.
Latest comments
AndTheWolf on 2015-12-17 22:25

Why is MailPassView listed as a Similar/alternative app? MailPassView's function is much narrower. It only recovers passwords from email clients, and does not look for product keys. recALL recovers passwords from many different classes of program and also finds license keys. You don't even put the two programs in the same category. You have recall listed under Security - Product Key Recovery, while you have MailPassView under Security - Password Recovery.

webfork on 2015-12-17 22:35

AndTheWolf: Fixed

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WinSCP v5.15.1 Updated

billon on 11 Apr 2019

WinSCP is a feature-rich tabbed file transfer client with a variety of views including single-window, dual-pane and tree view interfaces. The program supports standard FTP as well as secure connections using WebDav, S3, SSH, SSL/TLS and legacy SCP. The program can search, perform directory synchronization between local and remote, change properties, and edit text/binary files.

Includes support for scripting, task automation, various authentication tools, proxy, SSH tunnels and IPv6.

Alternatively, WinSCP Portable is multilingual and supports PuTTY Portable. X-WinSCP, packaged in winPenPack's format, is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create winscp.ini with the following content:

    [Configuration\Interface]
    RandomSeedFile=.\winscp.rnd
    DDTemporaryDirectory=.\

  3. Launch WinSCP.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Bitvise SSH Client
What's new? See:
https://winscp.net/eng/docs/history
Latest comments
Checker on 2014-02-28 16:03

@ bamanzi: Thanks ... and updated ;)

smaragdus on 2014-08-21 13:26

WinSCP 5.5.5 (5.5.5 Build 4605) has been just released.

webfork on 2017-10-12 21:03

I've been a huge FileZilla fan since it came out back in 2001, but got a chance to test it today and WinSCP is amazing. I was able to resolve an issue with WebDAV via that program that no other program seemed capable of.

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PicPick v5.0.4 Updated

billon on 6 Apr 2019
  • 30MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Mar 2019
  • Suggested by Cornflower

PicPick is a versatile all-in-one tool for images on the desktop. Includes a powerful screen capture tool, editor, color picker and palette, pixel ruler, protractor, crosshair, whiteboard and more. Can upload images automatically to FTP, Facebook, Twitter, default e-mail program, or send to installed Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, or PowerPoint).

Alternatively, PicPick Portable is stealth and automatically adjusts paths.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Leaves picpick in APPDATA, Cloud Explorer in LOCALAPPDATA, and picpick in ALLUSERSAPPDATA.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use. Note that without a blank picpick.ini file, the program will offer optional installation of the Bing toolbar.
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Create a blank file called picpick.ini in the same folder. Launch picpick.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: ShareX
What's new?
  • Fixed:
    • Capturing issue on the Windows 10;
    • Keytip confliction;
    • Other minor bugs.
  • Language updates.
Latest comments
fullbug on 2015-09-24 01:32

Love this program, thanx!

dmocha on 2016-12-10 17:51

A new url for portable version
http://ngwin.com/picpick/download_portable_start

smaragdus on 2018-06-26 16:25

The GUI is ruined in version 5.0.0, last usable version- 4.2.8.

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NonCompressibleFiles v3.02 Updated

billon on 22 Mar 2019
  • 92KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Mar 2019
  • Suggested by Checker

NonCompressibleFiles is a testing program that allows you to create on the fly one or more non-compressible files, or maximum compressible files. Can be used to test performance of compression programs, to find out if data transfer programs (such as FTP) are compressing the data, or test file behavior.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / 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 NonCompressibleFiles_p.exe or NonCompressibleFiles_x64_p.exe.
What's new?
  • Bug-fix for non-compressible files over 10 MB at x64 OS.
  • Small fixes and adjustments.
  • Update languages.

ShareX v12.4.1

billon on 24 Feb 2019
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Feb 2019
  • Suggested by I am Baas

ShareX is a feature-rich screenshot utility that can grab a selected area with a single key and then edit, save to clipboard, drive and/or instantly upload them to 25+ different hosting services (posts to Imgur by default). ShareX can capture screenshots with variety of shapes including rectangle, rounded rectangle, ellipse, triangle, diamond, polygon and freehand. Supports screenshots with transparency and shadow, as well as those that require scrolling. In addition to images, the program can upload other file types, supporting uploads from the clipboard, a watched folder, as well as drag-and-drop.

Additional tools include a powerful screen audio+video recorder (MP4/WEBM or animated GIF format), color picker, ruler, FTP client, monitor test, file hash checker, QR code generator+reader, image effects and much more.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET Framework 4.5+
Stealth: ? No. Log file saved to AppData\Local\Microsoft\CLR_v4.0\UsageLogs
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ShareX.exe.

Optionally,
  • Delete unnecessary language files
  • Enable portable video encoding via Task Settings - Screen Recorder - Screen recording options, clicking Download and then entering "ShareX\Tools\ffmpeg.exe" for the FFmpeg path
Similar/alternative apps: PicPick, Greenshot
What's new? See:
https://getsharex.com/changelog/
Latest comments
Jaex on 2016-09-29 09:17

@smaragdus fixed portable zip structure now.

smaragdus on 2017-03-22 14:26

ShareX is not stealth, it creates "ShareX.exe.log" in AppData (C:\Users\UserNAme\AppData\Local\Microsoft\CLR_v4.0\UsageLogs).

__philippe on 2018-11-09 09:11

ShareX v12.3.0 notable enhancement:

Added APNG encoding support to screen recording

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Everything v1.4.1.935

billon on 18 Feb 2019
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Feb 2019
  • 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? Fixed:
  • An issue with really long filenames.
  • An issue when adding or removing an "include only" exclude.
  • An issue with missing changes to excluded files.

See more about new features and changes here.
Latest comments
__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

__philippe on 2019-01-26 04:54

Everything v1.4.1.932

Cumulative detailed changelog: https://www.voidtools.com/Changes.txt

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PSPad v5.0.1.312

billon on 22 Feb 2019
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Feb 2019
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

PSPad is a plain text editor with syntax highlighting support and tabbed interface. It includes an integrated hex editor, spell checker, FTP client, code explorer etc. It also allows you to automate repetitive activities through macro recording and playback.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\PSPad
Registers PSPad.project (.PPR) files
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete pspshellx32.dll, pspshellx64.dll and unnecessary language files
  3. Download dictionaries for spell-check (optional) and unpack to .\PSPad\Spell\ folder
  4. Launch PSPad.exe
What's new? See:
https://www.pspad.com/whatsnew.htm
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Shadeclan on 2012-09-12 19:25

I've been using PSPad for a number of years now and really like it. I find it much easier to configure and less complicated to use than Notepad++, its closest competitor. Also, it is still very much in development. Latest version, as of 12 Sep 2012 is V4.5.7 (2449) released 22 Aug 2012. It is my go-to text editor for everything.
There are a few annoying things with it however. It comes with 27 pre-installed languages which can be hidden but not uninstalled and there are only 5 slots for custom languages. I think that most people would not have a problem with that since the installed languages are the most popular but if you work in a shop using more obscure languages, you might be out of luck.

Shadeclan on 2012-09-14 13:59

I figured out how to uninstall the user-chosen (custom) languages but it takes a little work.
1: Open PSPad.ini (if you opened it with PSPad or if PSPad is running, save it as something else).
2: Delete the UserHighLighterName# value / data pair where the language is listed (the crosshatch is either null or a number between 1 and 4).
3: Delete the language key and all value / data pairs appertaining to it.
4: If PSPad is running, close it - then replace the PSPad.ini file with your changes. Voila! Your user-selected language slot is ready for another language!
I have posted a request to add a mechanism to do this automatically on the PSPad forum which is very active and the author of the software posts often - not what you'd expect from "dead" software.
BTW: Be cautious about using the installer - it seems to have had some problems. Use the zip file instead and unpack the files to a folder of your choice.

Shadeclan on 2012-09-14 14:46

If it's ok, I'd just like to make a few more comments:
Viniciusban writes that PSPad has no comment-out tool. I don't know if that was true when he posted, but it has one now:
Format menu / Add/Remove Comment.

Webfork writes that it has trouble handling Very Large Files (VLF). In my experience, there are only a very few editors that can handle VLFs without absorbing all available RAM and none of them (with the possible exception of UltraEdit) is as full-featured as PSPad IMHO. If I must view / edit a VLF, I always use HiEditor from WinASM.net as it is made specifically to work on VLFs without hosing the computer. Unfortunately, it isn't offered on PortableFreeware.com but it is completely portable, writes all settings to an INI file and is very fast.

Tom mentions that the "stable" version is 4.5.4. Currently it is 4.5.6 and was uploaded about 11 months ago. Beta version, available from the forum and updated August 2012, is very stable - if the latest version is wanted, grab it from there.

PSPad has its problems but they all do - that's why there isn't just a single text editor that everybody uses. While Notepad++ is (undeniably) the most popular text editor for programmers, I find its interface somewhat obscure and its learning curve a bit too steep to make it useful to me. PSPad's interface is much cleaner and simpler and, if I don't use it for months at a time, I can come back to it without worrying about relearning anything - that's why PSPad is my text editor of choice.

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Serva Community v3.2.0

billon on 6 Jan 2019
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Nov 2017
  • Suggested by webfork

Serva is an easy-to-use server package supporting a variety of protocols including HTTP, FTP, TFTP client/server, DHCP and proxyDHCP (PXE service), BINL, DNS, SNTP and SYSLOG. Focused on the quick deployment of a stable platform running as many server protocol engines as possible, the program doesn't aim compete on with other server tools in terms of speed or security.

Serva also allows you to setup a server which you can use to install Windows over a network without Microsoft's RIS/WDS/WAIK suites.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Liteware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Serva32.exe (for 32-bit OS) or Serva64.exe (for 64-bit OS).
What's new? See:
https://www.vercot.com/~serva/download.html
Latest comments
joby_toss on 2013-06-29 14:22

I partially share your opinion, but we're in minority. Recently I changed my mind about nag screens. I don't hate them anymore, as long as I can use the app for free. :)

b1001 on 2013-07-09 14:19

of course !
I wish I could convince Adobe to offer a "nagware" version of (let say) "Photoshop"

What it's done here it's a bit childish; if the application is not good erase the thing, if it is good just accept it as it is, but do not distribute buggy ancient versions.

webfork on 2013-07-09 23:42

b1001: Please move discussions on policy to forums. Responses to Joby's message are there as well.

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Exiland Backup Free v5.0 New

billon on 25 Apr 2019
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Apr 2019
  • Suggested by exiland

Exiland Backup Free is a flexible file backup and folders sync software. It lets you easily copy your important files and duplicate your backups to various locations: local or network drives, FTP servers, or other removable media (such as flash drives or external HDD).

Commercial versions of the program are available with additional features.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ExilandBackup.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Back4Sure, DirSync Pro, DSynchronize, jaBuT, Zback
What's new? See:
https://exiland-backup.com/backup-history-free.html

muCommander v0.9.3

billon on 14 Nov 2018
  • 18MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Nov 2018
  • Suggested by spillej

muCommander is a Java-based skinnable, tabbed file manager with a dual-pane interface. The tool connects to a many online services such as FTP, SFTP, SMB, HTTP, Amazon S3, Bonjour, HDFS (Hadoop), NFS and more. File copying includes transfer verification, rate of speed controls and transfer visualization. It can open and create a variety of archive types as well as view and modify ZIP files without recompression. The program can batch rename, change permissions/date and hash files or folders with a variety of algorithms.

Cross-platform (Mac, Linux, *BSD) and available in 27 languages.

Alternatively, X-muCommander is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Java Portable
Stealth: ? No. Saves some temporary information to User\LocalSettings\Temp
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "portable" tar.gz package and see forum post for further instructions.
Similar/alternative apps: Multi Commander
What's new? See:
https://github.com/mucommander/mucommander/releases
Latest comments
Danix on 2011-04-08 21:37

winPenPack has released X-muCommander Portable.
Note: the JRE setup will be downloaded and installed automatically in the "Lib" directory.
http://www.winpenpack.com/en/download.php?view.1101

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SmartSniff v2.29

billon on 20 Aug 2018
  • 135KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by milentechie

SmartSniff is a network analysis/diagnostic tool that allows you to capture TCP/IP packets that pass through your network adapter. You can view the captured data as sequence of conversations between clients and servers in ASCII mode (for text-based protocols, like HTTP, SMTP, POP3 and FTP) or as hex dump (for non text-based protocols, like DNS).

On Win2K or above, SmartSniff is able to capture TCP/IP packets using raw sockets. This method has some limitations and problems, but it does not require any additional installation. A better way to capture TCP/IP packets is to install the open-source WinPcap capture driver, functional on Windows 98 and later.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch smsniff.exe.

Optionally, add IPToCountry.csv or GeoLiteCity.dat in the same directory as SmartSniff to show the Country of origin for each IP address.
What's new?
  • Fixed bug from version 2.28: SmartSniff crashed when selecting loopback interface or other network interfaces without connection information.
Latest comments
SnowStorm on 2011-02-04 21:22

There is a more recent version of Wireshark (portable)

Kermode on 2011-08-30 23:14

@Zadadka
No I'm not - a portable program is one that doesn't install files.

@SnowStorm:
It still isn't portable since it wants to install WinPCap

bzl333 on 2013-03-13 02:53

@kermode - it works on raw sockets in winXP SP3, so it is portable for some users at least.

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CarotDAV v1.15.5

billon on 19 Aug 2018
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Aug 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

CarotDAV is a simple client for many remote file storage services including AmazonCloudDrive, Box, DropBox, GoogleDrive, HubiC, iCloud Drive, OneDrive, OpenStack Swift, SugarSync and as well as WebDAV, FTP and IMAP. Supports various view settings including detail, small/large icons, drag-and-drop interface, file transfer progress window (with speed listings) and a variety of sorting and grouping options. Allows for multiple instances to connect to multiple different services, but doesn't yet support transfers between them.

Includes dynamic encryption and decryption, automatic file-splitting (e.g. OneDrive's 25 MB file size limit) and doesn't store passwords in plain text if a master password is set.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft dotNET 2.0+
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable Version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CarotDAV.exe.
What's new? See Japanese changelog here.
Latest comments
BGM on 2018-03-09 00:18

I would like to have it load OneDrive for Business instead of just regular OneDrive.

webfork on 2018-03-10 15:01

@BGM: Yeah that would be a big help for me as well. I'm very confused about the material differences between the two services. Lord knows there's no real difference between free and paid versions of every other cloud storage service.

abualamal on 2019-04-22 10:59

Could load and insert baidu (yun.baidu) cloud in the program. It will be very helpful.
thanks

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Multi Commander v8.3.0

billon on 7 Aug 2018
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Aug 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Multi Commander is a customizable, feature-rich and multi-tabbed file manager with a dual-pane layout. The program includes the standard file manager features with the ability to browse a variety of resources including local hard drives, network servers/shares, system registry and FTP (with SSL/TLS Support). Available tools include quick search, file verifier, splitter, audio, picture, clipboard, permissions and many more. The program can browse many archive formats like folders on your system (zip, tar, gz) as well as manage/open other formats (7z, RAR).

Includes intelligent functions that allow you to do advanced tasks with ease such as auto-unpacking, auto-sorting, internal file type associations, a powerful scripting engine for automation and command-line field.

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: Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MultiCommander.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: FreeCommander XE
What's new? See:
http://multicommander.com/release/multicommander/changelog
Latest comments
cyrgh30 on 2014-08-24 06:02

This is my favorite file manager, very powerful but slow when a lot of small files are to copied/moved.
Also it creates its configuration files in user folders.

smaragdus on 2015-02-02 09:06

Multi Commander 5.0.0 (Build 1888) has been released.

apometron on 2016-12-26 05:28

MultiCommander has a bug in log into other directories. I could not log into directories reliably. =( Check the directories you enter with MC!

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iPhotoDraw v2.6 (Build 6728)

billon on 8 Jun 2018
  • 31MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Jun 2018
  • Suggested by simenwu

iPhotoDraw is a image editor and screencapture program. The program enables image filters, transformations, addendums, layers and arrangement. Photo filters include brightness/contrast, hues/saturation, inversion, sepia and grascale. Addendums include description text, call-out boxes (ballons), dimensions, stamps (1, 2, 3 ...) and more.

The program also includes image slicer, watermarks, a color picker, stamps and batch operations. Images can be sent to Microsoft Office, FTP, or other external programs.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .Net Framework 4.0 or later
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 iPhotoDraw.exe.
What's new? See:
http://www.iphotodraw.com/updates.php

Hooker Lite v3.4

billon on 18 Nov 2017
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Jun 2017
  • Suggested by guinness

Hooker is a lightweight keyboard spy program that watches a computer for input by another user. It includes a stealth mode, log encryption, capturing of clipboard changes and currently used process, log viewer and can send logs via email or upload to an FTP server. The "Lite" version has several limitations which include, program shows itself when started; stealth mode is deactivated when hot key is pressed (without password prompt).

Note: Although this program can be used for legitimate purposes, it will be seen as malware by many scanners.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package (Note: Downloadable archive is protected with a password "hooker" because they may be marked as dangerous objects by some anti-virus software, due to the nature of the application) and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Hooker.exe.
What's new? See:
http://www.den4b.com/news
Latest comments
JohnW on 2010-05-25 15:58

Ironically Avast doesn't allow me to download this program.
By the nature of the application it couldn't really be described as a false positive!

joby_toss on 2010-05-25 16:18

A good AV will not let you run this kind of software unless you add it to the exclusion list.

Catapult on 2010-05-25 20:28

It's not the zip thats infected. The site itself tries to deploy a trojan horse!

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SynWrite v6.40.2770

billon on 29 Aug 2017
  • 30MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by Mat030

SynWrite is a powerful tabbed source code and web development editor. This feature-rich program includes syntax highlighting for many languages, code folding, tree structure, project management, FTP/SFTP client, keyboard macros, spell checking, customizable hotkeys etc.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Mozilla Public License
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Syn.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: AkelPad, Notepad++, RJ TextEd, PSPad
What's new? See:
http://www.uvviewsoft.com/synwrite/History.txt
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2017-08-29 21:34

Download link triggers none portable version.

webfork on 2017-08-31 22:24

@hamasaki: Seems like it's working okay on this side

hamasaki on 2017-09-03 09:48

@webfork: Yes, fine now. Strange, before I got the exe.

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