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MicroSIP v3.15.9 Updated

billon on 16 Aug 2017
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by Terrine

MicroSIP allows high quality VoIP calls via the open Session Initiation Protocol to other SIP-compatible phones or regular telephones. The program is easy to configure and light on system resources and supports video, instant messaging, secure connections (via client-to-client TLS encryption) and standards compatibility.

This SIP softphone is based on the Windows PJSIP stack. For regular phones, the program requires an account with a (non-free) SIP Provider.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL v2
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MicroSIP.exe.
What's new?
  • Adjusted:
    • Speakers volume only for calls;
    • HW/SW level microphone option.
  • Microphone amplification option.
  • Improved:
    • Mute;
    • VU-meters.
  • Fixed:
    • VU-meters for WinXP;
    • VU-meters for conference call;
    • VU-meters for Wine (Linux);
    • Other fixes.
Latest comments
AdrianK_IT on 2012-10-16 18:07

I can't get this software to work at all. Have reverted to PhonerLite, which has a clumsy interface but works OK. I like the neat gui for MicroSIP, but can't make outgoing calls at all, getting a 'connection timeout' message; and after answering an incoming call, can neither hear or be heard by caller.
Bizarre; use the same settings as for PhonerLite, and when MicroSIP is running, it registers with my VOIP provider (Sipgate) OK, but ... zilch!

CornHolio the Gringo on 2015-04-13 21:25

Always wanted to get this client to work as a P2P-client with encrypted communication, but so far I havent had any success.

DarkShadow on 2016-02-10 18:59

v3.11.0 (2016-02-09) released !

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MeinPlatz v4.99 Updated

billon on 16 Aug 2017
  • 735KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by lautrepay

MeinPlatz scans the hard disk for lost disk space. Results can be printed using integrated print preview and variable aspect ratio, as well as a small screen magnifier. The results can be exported to XLS, HTM, CSV and TXT.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Leaves an empty folder in %APPDATA%
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MeinPlatz.exe.
What's new?
  • Update of the language files plus small adjustments.
  • Improvements and minor adjustments for Windows 10 (Creators Update).
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-09-01 16:14

MeinPlatz creates an empty folder in C:\Users\XXX\AppData\Roaming\MeinPlatz , please confirm.

joby_toss on 2015-09-01 18:07

Yes, it already says so in the Stealth field.

smaragdus on 2015-09-01 20:52

@joby_toss
Thanks, I missed to read the description. :(

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Notepad++ v7.5 Updated

billon on 16 Aug 2017
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

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

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

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download ZIP or 7z package according to your OS and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete unnecessary localization files. Launch notepad++.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: AkelPad, PSPad, EditPad Lite
What's new?
  • Added:
    • New languages support: ASN.1, AviSynth, Blitz Basic, Csound, Erlang, escript, Forth, FreeBASIC, LaTeX, MMIX, Nimrod, nnCron, OScript, PureBasic, Rebol, registry, Rust, SPICE, txt2tags;
    • "Open file in its default viewer" command;
    • "-quickPrint" command line argument: launch Notepad++, print document & exit.
  • Roll back to 1 "Find next" button in Find/Replace dialog, due to the inconsistence after removal of direction option.
  • Enhancement: empty fields "Replace with" and "Filters" of Find/Replace dialog are remembered in the next session.
  • Fixed:
    • Text selection in combo boxes of find/replace dialog problem on resizing;
    • The issue of passing non-exist folder via command line without any warning;
    • Multi-line tab button remaining pushed issue while switching off;
    • TAB key wired behavior on find/replace dialog's transparency radio button;
    • Click on tab without hitting close button but close file issue;
    • Notepad++ modifying command line arguments issue (command line arguments could be visualized by system tools);
    • File not dirty while its content changed on the hard drive;
    • Saved duplicated file in the same view issue;
    • "Folder as Workspace" toolbar button not activated after dropping folder issue.
Latest comments
Peter202 on 2016-04-18 10:40

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

Fixitman on 2016-10-17 14:07

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

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

softv on 2016-12-27 12:54

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

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WakeMeOnLan v1.81 Updated

billon on 16 Aug 2017
  • 365KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by Checker

WakeMeOnLan allows you to easily turn on one or more computers remotely by sending Wake-on-LAN (WOL) packet over the network. This will return machines from a standby or turned-off state, useful for administrators or to save electricity until resources are needed. WakeMeOnLan also allows you to scan your network and collect the MAC addresses of all online computers. This information can be exported to a file.

Additionally, an available command-line interface can turn on a computer using a computer name, IP address, or the MAC address of the remote network card.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / 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 WakeMeOnLan.exe.
What's new?
  • Added new option to 'Send The Wake-on-LAN Packet To...': 'Name of the device'. If you choose this option - for every computer you wakeup, WakeMeOnLan will try to resolve the name of the computer/device ('Computer Name' column) to IP address and then send the wakeup packet to this IP address. If the name cannot be resolved, the IP address displayed in the 'IP Address' column will be used.

Google Chrome Portable v60.0.3112.101 Updated

billon on 15 Aug 2017
  • 150MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by JohnTHaller

Google Chrome is a minimalistic browser designed for simplicity and speed. Its appearance and capabilities can be extended with themes and extensions. The rendering and underlying code is similar to Apple's Safari browser.

Available for Mac, Linux, Android and iOS.

Google Chrome Portable is a version created in the PortableApps format and includes automatic support for jPortable to enable web-based Java apps. For users interested in the cutting edge, the Beta, Development and 64-bit channels are also available.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: Freeware (Chrome: BSD, Launcher: GPL, Flash and PDF Viewer: Proprietary)
How to extract: Download the portable installer and install to a folder of your choice. Launch GoogleChromePortable.exe.

Optionally, to run in a more stealthy mode, start with --incognito to avoid saving history and cookies after program close.
Similar/alternative apps: Chromium Portable, SRWare Iron
What's new? See:
https://chromereleases.googleblog.com/search/label/Stable updates
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2016-04-06 07:00

Tested on Windows 10 64bit:
After closing Chrome and the PortableApps.com platform 13.0 I found files in this folder:
C:\Users\MyUserName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data
AND in the registry I found settings in these keys:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\PreReadFieldTrial
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome

JohnTHaller on 2016-04-08 13:25

There was a Crashpad issue causing the APPDATA directory to be left behind that was fixed in today's releases. I can't reproduce the others on any OS. Please post a complete bug report in the support forum here: http://portableapps.com/forums/support/other_apps We have hundreds of apps and bug reports as comments on another site often won't be seen and won't wind up being addressed, at least not in a timely manner.

Ennovy on 2016-04-08 13:42

@JohnTHaller: Thank you for the new release. Regarding the registry entries that are left behind I will post in the forum.

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Bulk Crap Uninstaller v3.14 Updated

billon on 15 Aug 2017
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Bulk Crap Uninstaller (BCUninstaller) is helps the users uninstall programs and clean left-overs from the file system and Windows registry. The program can remove Windows Store apps, batch remove multiple programs and handle prograns that don't provide uninstallers. The program can also detect programs with damaged or missing uninstallers, quiet uninstall option, uninstall lists, startup managers, verification of uninstaller certificates and more.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET Framework 3.5
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Apache License
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch BCUninstaller.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language resources
Similar/alternative apps: Revo Uninstaller, Wise Program Uninstaller
What's new? See:
https://github.com/Klocman/Bulk-Crap-Uninstaller/releases
Latest comments
ozziguy on 2017-02-04 05:30

Thanks Baas. I had forgotten about those alternate sources

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CintaNotes v3.9.1 Updated

billon on 15 Aug 2017
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by AlexJenter

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

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

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

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware/Trialware
How to extract: Download the "Portable Version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CintaNotes.exe.
What's new? Fixes:
  • Fixed:
    • Issues with window docking on high-DPI screens;
    • Issues with clipping from MS Edge browser on Windows 10.
  • Clipping from LibreOffice or TextMaker inserted raw HTML into notes.
  • Regression: editor window auto-closes on fast text selection.
  • Removed unnecessary warning about exceeding size Limit for attachment synchronization when sync is not active.
Latest comments
Checker on 2013-09-18 14:48

@ wkm: Thanks ... and done.

Ennovy on 2016-12-22 15:04

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

PAFuser on 2017-06-09 02:17

Also available from Portable Apps: https://portableapps.com/apps/office/cintanotes-portable

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ThisIsMyFile v2.12 Updated

billon on 15 Aug 2017
  • 244KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by billon

ThisIsMyFile is a program for unlocking protected files or folders. The program can delete stubborn files or remove them at system reboot, as well as make a copy for further analysis.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file and name it ThisIsMyFile.ini
  3. Launch ThisIsMyFile.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Unlocker, FileASSASSIN
What's new?
  • Bug fix when unlocking the files on Windows 10.
  • Upgrade of the language files.

CCleaner v5.33.6162 Updated

billon on 16 Aug 2017
  • 20MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by Ennovy

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

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

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

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

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new? Settings:
  • Fixed an issue where Automatic Update continued to inform users of an existing update after the setting had been disabled.
Browser Cleaning:
  • Updated Edge cookie cleaning definitions to include new tables from Microsoft.
  • Fixed:
    • An issue in Firefox where extensions could not be deleted due to withdrawal of support for Netscape Plugin API;
    • An issue in Firefox & Thunderbird where cleaning 'Site Preferences' would also clean 'Last Download Location'.
Browser Plugins:
  • Browser Plugins list now saved as browserplugins.txt (not startup.txt).
Disk Analyzer:
  • Fixed an issue where analysis results did not display the full filepath.
Stability:
  • Improved CCleaner launch sequence to resolve a UI lock.
Latest comments
Guido76 on 2016-07-20 05:30

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

IanFromBarrie on 2016-07-20 15:57

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

webfork on 2016-07-20 21:45

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

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NetworkLatencyView v1.56 Updated

billon on 15 Aug 2017
  • 177KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by Checker

NetworkLatencyView listens to network connections on your system and checks for connection response time or "latency" (often called lag when very high). The program can view up to 10 addresses, their values and the average of all the connections. This is very similar to the results from pinging.

Works with TCP protocol connections and allows you to easily export the latency information to text/csv/tab-delimited/html/xml file, or copy the information to the clipboard and then paste it to Excel or other application.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Capture driver (WinPcap capture driver or Network Monitor driver v3.4 or later)
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch NetworkLatencyView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Quick Filter' feature (View -> Use Quick Filter or Ctrl+Q).
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2017-05-23 18:56

I like the way I can export the data info several different ways. Although this is not pinging it gives good info for what I want. Thanks for a nice App :)
MIKLO

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RedCrab v6.18 Updated

billon on 15 Aug 2017
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

RedCrab is a scientific calculator with a full screen formula editor. Mathematical expressions can be entered in a window similar to a piece of paper. The calculator's editor supports the entry of complex algebraic equations like fractions, square roots, exponents etc. for technical and scientific applications.

Several mathematical functions can be written on the same page and results from one expression can be carried over to the next task. The program helps explain complex tasks visually by importing drawings in bitmap format.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .Net Framework 4.0 or higher
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch RedCrabV.exe
  3. Click Options tab and then the Settings to Registry option to write settings to a file in the application folder

If run from a USB stick, step 3 may be skipped as the program will automatically save to the local folder.

Optionally, to save space: delete unnecessary help/history/changelog pdf files
Similar/alternative apps: Calcute
What's new? See:
http://www.redchillicrab.com/en/redcrab/updates.html
Latest comments
Emka on 2012-07-07 16:46

v4.21 is available, but there is also a shareware version now, don't know if the free one is stripped down now

Kea on 2012-12-20 23:41

The payed for license is valid only for one year.

I am Baas on 2015-07-01 05:40

Not portable, check forum for details.

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NetSetMan v4.5.0 Updated

billon on 15 Aug 2017
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by paciuli

NetSetMan is a network settings manager that helps you switch between 6 different, visually structured network profiles. This includes IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, preferred/alternate DNS server, computer name, workgroup, DNS domain, WINS server, default printer and run scripts.

Although intended for mobile users who need settings for home, office, wireless etc., this software can also be useful for advanced network configuration and diagnostics.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract:
  1. Download and run the installer
  2. Select "Extract files" during the installation process and select a folder of your choice
  3. Launch NetSetMan.exe
Similar/alternative apps: QuickSetDNS
What's new? See changelog for Pro version here.
Latest comments
tpig on 2010-06-21 05:53

Oh, I forgot to mention that it come with installer, but it work on portable usb. Just extract IpSwitch.exe and run it. Program settings will be saved in data.ini in same location as IpSwitch.exe

ikke on 2010-08-03 00:02

@tpig:
Don't recommend outdated crap please.
Eusing's free IP Switcher refuses to work on anything better than Windows XP. So it's virtually useless.

AdrianK_IT on 2012-04-06 09:33

Please would someone edit the 'Synopsis' so it is less misleading. Apparently, this software is for ' ... mobile users ... at ... office ... ' yet is only 'free for personal use'!

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Avidemux v2.7.0 Updated

billon on 15 Aug 2017
  • 62MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by Netgirl

Avidemux is a video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated using projects, job queue and powerful scripting capabilities.

Cross-platform (Linux, BSD, OS X).

Alternatively, X-Avidemux and Avidemux Portable are also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Qt keys saved to registry
License: GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download either the 32 or 64-bit installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Rename avidemux.exe to avidemux_portable.exe
  3. Launch avidemux_portable.exe
Similar/alternative apps: VirtualDub Portable
What's new? See:
http://avidemux.sourceforge.net/news.html
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-03-31 23:47

@MoisheP
You are totally wrong. False positives should be addressed by crappy anti-virus vendors.

MIKLO on 2017-04-29 16:52

I gotta agree with @smaragdus its up to the anti-virus developer to correct their mistake naming something as malware or anything bad when in fact it is not! I have used this software for quite some time and really like and its easy to use & works great.
MIKLO

gbrao on 2017-07-16 12:17

There is a v2.6.21, only for x64.
"same as 2.6.20 with x265 encoder fixed on win64"

https://sourceforge.net/projects/avidemux/files/avidemux/2.6.21/

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DiskInternals ZIP Repair v1.1 Updated

billon on 15 Aug 2017
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Nov 2007
  • Suggested by AlephX

DiskInternals ZIP Repair rebuilds the Zip structure and then extracts the recovered contents of the archive. The application has a wizard-like interface.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\DiskInternals\ZipRepair
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the installer and extract ZipRepair.exe and fsm.ini to a folder of your choice. Launch ZipRepair.exe.
Latest comments
Onesimus Prime on 2008-11-09 19:24

Stealth: no
Creates HKCU\Software\DiskInternals\ZipRepair
(contains no values, though)

pplknownothin on 2013-05-11 17:30

Great piece of software. Tried fixing an archive in WinRAR but it failed. Tried this and it was able to rebuild the Zip file. Thanks for the post!

webfork on 2013-09-01 18:39

You only need this program when something goes wrong and I got a chance to test it when an archived ZIP file went bad. The program worked great and did exactly what I needed. The program extracts the files from the archive that it can, then re-zipps them out to a new one (that isn't broken). Since I then extracted said archive, part of me wishes there was an option to just extract the good files and folders.

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LibreOffice Portable v5.4.0 Updated

billon on 14 Aug 2017
  • 493MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by JohnTHaller

LibreOffice is a complete productivity suite including word processor, spreadsheet, presentations, database, drawing tool and more. Includes strong compatibility for 100s of file formats including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio etc). The program is similar to OpenOffice, a program that it was derived from, but has added many new features and improvements.

LibreOffice Portable is a special build developed in conjunction with the publisher. A "Still" version that's more tested and stable but with fewer features/capabilities is available via the website link. On systems without Java installed, some functions such as document creation wizards and the Base database application etc. can be enabled by adding jPortable, though this is optional and can be skipped if those functions are not needed. Alternatively, X-LibreOffice is also available.

Cross platform with versions available for Mac, Linux/BSD (comes default with most distros) and supports a variety of extensions. A more stable "Still" version is available from the website link.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: GPL/LGPL
How to extract: Download the portable installer and install to a folder of your choice. Launch LibreOfficePortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: OpenOffice, SoftMaker Office
What's new? See:
https://www.libreoffice.org/download/release-notes
Latest comments
Checker on 2015-03-06 17:33

@ Mike.S.G.: Thanks ... and updated ;)

CornHolio the Gringo on 2015-06-20 17:14

As many knows, LibreOffice Portable from PortableApps.com takes a long time to startup. On my system it takes 13 seconds from a fresh boot.
X-LibreOffice takes 4 seconds, from a fresh boot, so to all of You who
wants the portable version to start faster, use X-LibreOffice from WinPenPack.com.
Calc, Writer and the other stuff also loads faster with X-LibreOffice.

JohnTHaller on 2015-06-20 23:36

LibreOffice Portable is compressed using UPX to make it a lot smaller (268MB vs X-LO's 523MB for an English install) which also speeds up startup times from the vast majority of external drives. The tradeoff is that it will take a few extra seconds to start off an internal drive vs an uncompressed copy... 3 vs 5 seconds for a cold start on my machine.

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Windows System Control Center v3.2.9.1 Updated

billon on 14 Aug 2017
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by joby_toss

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

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

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

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder and Windows registry (Sysinternals utilities)
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch wscc.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed a problem in the Update Manager.
Latest comments
Midas on 2015-05-14 10:37

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

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

TP109 on 2016-04-16 12:34

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

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

joby_toss on 2016-04-16 13:27

Check the forum topic.

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FileZilla v3.27.1 Updated

billon on 14 Aug 2017
  • 22MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Aug 2017
  • 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: GPL
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, TunnelierPortable
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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Freeciv v2.5.8 Updated

billon on 14 Aug 2017
  • 118MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by Sam Collett

Freeciv is a single or multiplayer, turn-based strategy game modeled after Civilization™. In this game, each player leads a civilization and fights to become the greatest in the world. You can play with the computer or with other players over the network.

The program is cross-platform with support for Mac, Linux, BSD, Solaris and many more.

Alternatively, Freeciv Portable is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract using 7-Zip Portable to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete $PLUGINSDIR
  3. Move all subfolders contained in $_OUTDIR to the root folder, then delete $_OUTDIR
  4. Launch freeciv-mp-gtk2.cmd, freeciv-gtk2.cmd or freeciv-server.cmd
For info on playing the game, read the Introduction
What's new? See:
http://freeciv.wikia.com/wiki/NEWS
Latest comments
webfork on 2011-05-23 18:54

link: thanks, updated

SYSTEM on 2011-12-16 09:00

Apparently UniExtract got into an infinite loop when I tried to extract the installer. I have edited the instructions a bit.

lintalist on 2015-04-27 12:36

For v2.5.0: I don't think civclient.exe is present anymore and it should now be freeciv-gtk2.cmd or freeciv-gtk2.exe which would start the game.

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Driver Magician Lite v4.68 Updated

billon on 14 Aug 2017
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by Carl

Driver Magician Lite identifies all the hardware in your system, extracts the associated drivers and backs them up to a location of your choice. Later, when you need to reinstall/upgrade Windows, you can restore all the saved drivers just as if you had the original driver diskettes in your hands. This is especially useful if you inherited an old machine or bought a white box system and did not receive all the original driver discs.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Windows registry. It remembers the folder that you last select to write the backup files to, which does not affect portability.
Dependencies: MSVBVM60.DLL MSCOMCTL.OCX
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Driver Magician Lite.exe.
Latest comments
AndTheWolf on 2015-03-09 20:44

Driver Magician Lite is currently at version 4.41

Checker on 2015-03-11 18:47

@ AndTheWolf: Thanks ... and updated ;)

AndTheWolf on 2016-03-07 17:42

Driver Magician Lite is currently at version 4.53

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HWiNFO32 v5.56 Updated

billon on 14 Aug 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by Baas

HWiNFO32 is a professional hardware information and diagnostic tool supporting latest components, industry technologies and standards. Includes system health monitoring (Thermal, Voltage, Fan, Power), basic benchmarks and multiple report formats (text, CSV, XML, HTML, MHTML).

HWiNFO64, a 64-bit version, as well as HWiNFO Portable, a 32-bit and 64-bit switching version, are also available from the publisher.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch HWiNFO32.exe or HWiNFO64.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: SIV
What's new?
  • Enhanced sensor monitoring on:
    • ASRock X299 series;
    • GIGABYTE GA-990X-Gaming SLI-CF;
    • MSI X399 series;
    • ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VI EXTREME and ROG ZENITH EXTREME;
    • ASUS ROG RAMPAGE VI APEX;
    • GIGABYTE X399 series mainboards;
    • ASUS ROG RAMPAGE VI EXTREME;
    • ASUS PRIME X399-A.
  • Improved RTSS OSD handling, added new options.
  • Reverted AMD GPU fan speed monitoring to direct method due to a bug in AMD ADL.
  • Added:
    • Several new CPU logos;
    • Support of Aquacomputer farbwerk temperature monitoring;
    • AMD Radeon RX Vega 56, 64, 64 Liquid Cooling;
    • AMD Radeon Instinct MI25, MI25x2, Radeon Pro V320, V340, Radeon Pro SSG, Radeon Pro WX 9100.
  • Fixed:
    • A possible system hang on GIGABYTE mainboards with IT8792E/IT8795E;
    • GPU utilization reporting stuck on some Radeon RX 5xx series GPUs.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-02-03 23:17

The latest version of HWiNFO32/HWiNFO64 is 4.50.

Checker on 2015-02-04 07:07

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

DarkShadow on 2016-02-09 12:39

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

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Multi Commander v7.5.0 Updated

billon on 14 Aug 2017
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Aug 2017
  • 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 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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EMDB v2.75 Updated

billon on 14 Aug 2017
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by MarkCo

EMDB (Eric's Movie DataBase) helps you keep track of your movie and television series collections, supporting both physical discs and media files. The program includes an automatic import from IMDB, thumbnail cover preview, a loan tracker, text or HTML, export to CSV, advanced search and filter functions.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download, extract the ZIP file, and launch setup.exe
  2. Install to a folder of your choice (excluding the Program Files folder)
  3. Launch EMDB.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Ant Movie Catalog
What's new?
  • IMDb Import: Fixed an issue when downloading actors.
  • Scan Hard Disk: Fixed an issue with reading BD and DVD file structures when the option 'use folder name instead of file name when searching on IMDb' is checked.
  • User Interface: Fixed an issue when using the scrollbar to view more actors sometimes actors from the beginning of the list were repeated at the end of the list.
  • Translations:
    • Fixed an incorrect translation of title / alternative title in the Portuguese (Brazil) translation;
    • Updated the Czech, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish and Dutch translations.

SIV v5.22 Updated

billon on 14 Aug 2017
  • 19MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by Kimero

SIV (System Information Viewer) displays lots of core operating system, network and hardware-related information including CPU, PCI, PCMCIA, USB, sensors etc. The program varies from other system monitors in its "dashboard"-style view: a thin bar of key system information that can be expanded upon.

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

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? No. Writes some non user-configurable values to the registry.
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch SIV32X.exe or SIV64X.exe for a 64-bit OS

Optionally, to enable stealth mode, launch SIV32X.exe -NOSIVREG or SIV64X.exe -NOSIVREG for 64-bit
Similar/alternative apps: HWiNFO32, SystemSpec
What's new? See:
http://rh-software.com/index_arc.html
Latest comments
Wolfghost on 2013-11-08 08:55

From v4.38
Added support for [SIVDEF.ini] which can be used to provide defaults for configuration parameters that are not already present in the registry. By default SIV will save these defaults to the registry unless -NOSIVREG is selected. Note that when SIV is run from a DVD/CD or Removable Drive (USB Flash Drive) -NOSIVREG is the default.

webfork on 2014-01-05 21:20

Thanks Wolfghost and red-ray: added the nosivreg bit to the entry.

smaragdus on 2015-09-14 20:04

The latest and older versions of SIV can be downloaded directly from its History page- http://rh-software.com/index_arc.html

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ClipAngel v1.36 Updated

billon on 13 Aug 2017
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by smaragdus

ClipAngel records all data copied including text, images, and files, making it easy to retrieve earlier data where Windows usually allows only one item at a time. The program keeps data even after reboot and can paste in RDP, CMD, elevated windows etc. independently from current input language. Clipboard views include rich text and HTML formatting, filtering by text and details on URL, application and window data.

The program can emulate keyboard input and includes customizable hotkeys. For additional security, the program can block specific applications where passwords may be copied and encrypt stored items.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .Net Framework 4.52+
Stealth: ? Yes. It can write temp files to standard TEMP folder of user profile, but you can change path to this folder in the program settings.
It can write to registry HKCU if you turn on AutoStart setting.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete unnecessary language resources
  3. Launch ClipAngelPortable.bat
Optionally, you can disable update checking by going into Settings - Autocheck for program update
Similar/alternative apps: ArsClip, ClipDiary, Ditto
What's new? See:
https://sourceforge.net/p/clip-angel/blog/
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-05-14 14:41

One does not need the BAT file ("ClipAngelPortable.bat") to start ClipAngel in portable mode, just run the EXE with this parameter- "ClipAngel.exe /p".

The name of the program is not Clip Angel but ClipAngel as it can be seen in program's main window and in "About" window.

Program's icon does not imply an angel but an alien.

tormozit on 2017-05-14 16:46

@smaragdus
Yes, "ClipAngel" is more correct than "Clip Angel". Over time, I will try to replace "Clip Angel" with "ClipAngel" everywhere I can.

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pestudio v8.62 Updated

billon on 13 Aug 2017
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by joby_toss

pestudio shows details about applications and other system files (.exe, .dll, .cpl, ocx, .ax, .sys etc.) without starting them including:

  • Libraries that are used by an application
  • Functions that are imported by an application
  • Functions (also anonymous) that are exported by an application
  • All functions that are forwarded to other libraries
  • Obsolete Functions that are exported and imported by an application
  • If Data Execution Prevention (DEP) Windows security mechanism is used
  • If Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) Windows security mechanism is used
  • If Windows security mechanism Structured Exception Handling (SEH) is used
  • Whether some sections are compressed

pestudio standard lacks some features of pro version, see comparison here (PDF file!).

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / 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. Delete AddToShell.reg and RemoveFromShell.reg. Launch pestudio.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PPEE
What's new?
  • Extended:
    • The resource type detection;
    • Handling of malformed manifest;
    • Handling of the file signature.
  • Detect "unusual" dos-stub messages.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-05-21 20:21

PEstudio v8.60 released 20-MAY-2017

Changelog :
. Add detection of Control Flow Guard (CFG)
. Add details for Vir*stotal view

__philippe on 2017-07-23 14:09

PEstudio v8.61 released 22-JUL-2017

Version 8.61 changelog:
. Increase performance when loading executable with large collection of exports
. Consolidate switches in settings.xml
. Consolidate API classification
. Fix a bug when handling the Thread-Local Storage (TLS)
. Fix a bug of the Manifest View
. Fix a bug when detecting 64-bit managed files
. Add online check of update in the "About" dialog
. Add support for ARM detection
. Indicate missing library
. Extend features of standard version


Unfortunately, the command line prompt usage "pestudio -file: typical.exe"....is broken again in v8.61,
an annoyingly recurring problem also marring former versions v7.52 / v8.13 / v8.52

Developer has been notified.

__philippe on 2017-08-12 19:28

PEstudio v8.62 released 12-AUG-2017

v8.62 Changelog :
• Extend resources type detection
• Extend handling of malformed manifests
• Extend handling of file signatures
• Detect "unusual" dos-stub messages

Gratefully, the CLI prompt has consented to behave decently once again,
(and forever after? - fingers crossed...)

Thanks Marc ...;-)

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