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FastStone Capture v5.3

billon on 12 Nov 2016
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Feb 2007
  • Suggested by Fluffy

FastStone Capture is a powerful, flexible and intuitive screen-capture utility. It allows you to capture anything on the screen including windows, objects, full screen, rectangle regions, freehand-selected regions and scrolling windows/web pages. It has innovative features such as a floating Capture Panel, hotkeys, resizing, cropping, text annotation, printing, e-mailing, screen magnifier and many more.

Reported to function in Windows 7 and in Linux under WINE.

Note: FastStone Capture went payware starting from v5.4 so I have made the last freeware version available (v5.3) for direct download as the license agreement does not prohibit redistribution.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of drive-less absolute path (eg. \docs\personal\work.doc without the drive letter)
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FSCapture.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Greenshot, PicPick, ShareX
What's new?
  • Compatible with Windows Vista.
  • Improved quality of 256 color PNG/GIF output.
  • Added:
    • To Email to the Output list;
    • Reset to Primary Screen (only available in Multi-monitor system) to the tray icon's popup menu.
Latest comments
webfork on 2016-06-02 02:58

@jimdorey: I'm a little confused why we had a listing that this works with Win10 -- it really doesn't. When this version of the program stopped being developed, Win7 wasn't even out yet. Anyway, I recommend trying another software package for that OS. I've updated the entry.

joby_toss on 2016-06-02 11:49

@jimdorey: v5.3 works fine on my win 10 x64 using a 1080p screen resolution. Maybe you're using a high DPI screen/4k monitor, and only the last version (8.4, payware, but worth every penny) works fine in that case.

__philippe on 2016-10-14 15:57

Don't care for FSC freeware near inaudible screenshot audio cue ?

Never fear: Everything you always wanted to know about...
Grafting a neater camera-like snapshot sound to FastStone Capture v5.3...;-)

http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=83541#p83541

Cheers,

__philippe

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Imagine v1.1.0 Updated

billon on 8 Sep 2018
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Nov 2017
  • Suggested by infimum

Imagine is a lightweight, fast and easy to use image viewer with basic graphics and animation edit features. Other features include viewing internals of archives (ZIP, RAR, 7z etc.), screen capture, batch conversion, thumbnail browser, slideshow and metadata disclosure. Additional formats support available through plugins.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete Total Commander plugins and unnecessary language files
  3. Create a file named Imagine.ini with the following content:

    [BrowserOption]
    ThumbnailDirectory=2

  4. Launch Imagine.exe or Imagine64.exe
What's new? Added:
  • Command line parameter 'crop'.
  • Transparency for XPM.
Fixed:
  • Support for High-DPI awareness.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-08-07 09:13

Allelluia !
Imagine has Risen from Limbo, after a mere five years in hibernation...;-)

Complete Changelog history: (2003-2017)

http://www.nyam.pe.kr/dev/imagine/doc/Whatsnew.txt

Word to the wise:
Backup your current "imagine.ini" before merrily installing the new version...

Midas on 2017-08-09 11:15

While reaching for the changelog just now: "This site is now out of traffic. Please visit later." :(

__philippe on 2017-08-09 14:11

Imagine falling prey to its born-again success, I suspect ?
Its Byus.Net host is enforcing traffic choking, temporarily, one would hope...:-(

PS
To the lucky dames/fellows who grabbed the new distro before this recent server hiccup :
a full changelog is also included as a "whatsnew.txt" in Imagine_1.1.0_Unicode.zip.

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Angry IP Scanner v2.21 New

billon on 27 Sep 2018
  • 108KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Apr 2004
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Angry IP Scanner is a fast IP scanner that can ping a range of IP addresses to check if they are alive, then optionally resolve hostnames, scan ports, etc. The program is useful for network administrators to monitor and manage their networks.

Note: Current versions of this program require Java. Until this is tested as portable, we are linking to the previous non-Java version.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Windows registry. But given the nature of the application, I think it can be accepted as portable. An option is provided to delete registry entries upon user's request.
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download IPscan221.EXE to a folder of your choice and launch.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2014-03-14 15:18

@Craunch

One more reason to use the older legacy version instead, which, afaik, does not need Java.

__philippe

webfork on 2014-03-14 21:30

Craunch: just added a note to the entry.

__philippe on 2016-01-30 17:10

As illustrated in the forum http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=78597
AdvancedIPscanner is NOT portable.

Besides, the package contains no less than 45 distinct files, including umpteen dll's, for a bloated total of 8.8MB, versus AngryIPscanner single 108KB *.exe.

Take you pick...;-)

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QTranslate v6.7.1 Updated

billon on 21 Sep 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Sep 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

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

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

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

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

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

Optionally, delete unnecessary locales and themes.
What's new?
  • Updated: Most services use https protocol.
  • Fixed:
    • Google translation service;
    • Baidu translation service.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-03-13 12:53

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

__philippe on 2017-03-13 13:34

@smaragdus

Just teasing, of course...;-)

hamasaki on 2018-07-15 22:43

Download error:

"This application is temporarily over its serving quota. Please try again later."

Seems to happen from time to time. Looks like this guy needs a better hosting package.

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Core Temp v1.12.1

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

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

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

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

webfork on 2013-06-04 20:23

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

TP109 on 2014-09-05 05:39

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

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Autoruns v13.91 Updated

billon on 8 Aug 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Autoruns shows programs that run during system bootup or login, as well as entries in the order Windows processes them. These programs include ones in your startup folder, Run, RunOnce and other Registry keys. You can configure Autoruns to show other locations, including Explorer shell extensions, toolbars, browser helper objects, Winlogon notifications, auto-start services and much more. Autoruns goes way beyond the MSConfig utility.

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

Alternatively, Autoruns Portable is stealth and will only show the EULA once.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Windows registry
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract all files except autorunsc.exe, autorunsc64.exe and Eula.txt to a folder of your choice. Launch Autoruns.exe or Autoruns64.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Startup Control Panel
What's new? See:
https://docs.microsoft.com/sysinternals/
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2016-07-31 13:49

A very useful tool that I have used for a long time, thanks for the hard work to bring this software to us.
MIKLO

__philippe on 2017-09-12 10:36

Autoruns v13.80 released 11SEP2017

SysInternals' changelogs, scrimpy as they used to be, have disappeared altogether.

See gripes about SysInternals' site recent overhaul...:-(
https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=87869#p87869

__philippe on 2017-09-13 14:07

I'll be damned ! Sysinternals' utilities changelogs ersatz have not quite vanished, after all,
but are definitely (deliberately?) well hidden from sight:

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/sysinternals/2017/09/

PS
Looks like one of TPFC's eminent updates contributor was in the know all along ...;-)

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BinText v3.00

Midas on 24 Apr 2014

BinText is a file text scanner / extractor that helps find character strings buried in binary files. The program can extract text from any kind of file and display plain ASCII text, Unicode (double byte ANSI) text, as well as Resource strings. Additional useful information for each item is included in the "Advanced" mode. Uniquely, the program will show both the file offset and the memory offset of each string found.

Although primarily targeted for programmers, it can be used by anyone interested in ferreting out character strings buried within binary files.

Note: Although updated versions of the program exist, the 3.00 version is listed for reasons described in forums.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch bintext.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Strings (Command Line)
Latest comments
__philippe on 2013-07-15 08:17

Here is an old (2006) but interesting narrative about using Bintext for viewing Unicode strings in executables.

http://blog.didierstevens.com/2006/07/07/viewing-strings-in-executables/

__philippe

__philippe on 2013-07-26 18:24

BinText at your finger_tip: (WinXP tested)

Place a shortcut to Bintext in your Windows SendTo folder so that you can quickly send files to BinText by right-clicking on their names and choosing Send To -> BinText from the drop-down menu.

You can set this up by right-clicking on bintext.exe, selecting Copy then open up your WindowsSendTo folder, right click the mouse and select Paste Shortcut

As an added bonus, files get automatically loaded in BinText "Advanced view" mode, no need even for clicking the GO button...;-)

__philippe

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Everything v1.4.1.895

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

__philippe on 2017-03-03 18:29

Beta alright...;-)

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

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

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

Nh on 2017-04-29 18:41

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

sort=Type
always_keep_sort=1

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IrfanView v4.51 Updated

billon on 8 Sep 2018
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

IrfanView is a viewer for a wide variety of image, audio and video formats. The program includes batch processing, creation of panoramic images, edition of multi-page TIFF files, lossless JPEG rotate/crop and effects such as sharpen and blur. Other tools such as screen capture, scanner, slideshow, plugin support and ability to capture icons from EXE or DLL.

Alternatively, IrfanView Portable is also available and updates drive letters and handles registry keys.

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCR\IrfanView
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for non-commerical use
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete iv_uninstall.exe
  3. Optionally, download the plugins ZIP package and extract the contents to the Plugins sub folder
  4. Launch i_view32.exe or i_view64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
Note: Plugins adds more than 20 megs to the size and support for more graphics, audio, video and more. Plugins for OCR and PDF tools are available separate download -- see the thread in forums on how to enable them with portable installations.
Similar/alternative apps: XnView, Imagine, FastStone Image Viewer
What's new?
  • Improved JPG save option: "Set file size" (no RIOT PlugIn needed).
  • New options in IrfanView Shell Extension (PlugIns website).
  • Support for animated WebP files.
  • Some fixes (Zoom box text, EXE/DLL icon loading).
  • Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please download the newest versions.
Latest comments
zorro on 2017-10-14 20:18

Attention! Version 4.50 changes the ini-file to unicode (UTF16 LE) - as a side-effect the dropdown-zoombox in the menu (if activated) doesn't show up the percentage-steps any more, only %%. You can still type in the desired percentage and press enter, but the predefined steps don't work. This sure will be corrected, but if someone can't live with that: stay with V4.44 until next version.

zorro on 2018-02-28 06:26

As mentioned above the problems with unicode were solved. Zip now contains a text file with following advise:

>> Please start IrfanView and call (once) any of the dialogs:
- Properties (P), or
- File->Open (O), or
- File->Save As (S), or
- Batch (B)
to convert/set IrfanView INI file to UNICODE mode !

If the INI file is not converted to Unicode, some of the options (like filenames, paths or text options)
may NOT be saved properly and the feature may not be working as expected.

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AutoHotkey v1.1.30.00 Updated

billon on 22 Aug 2018
  • 895KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Aug 2018
  • Suggested by Jon Pajela

AutoHotkey is a powerful automation and scripting tool with an option to export to a self-contained executable. Possible uses include assigning the hotkey "Ctrl-Alt-F" to launch Firefox, making abbreviations expand to their full definition as you type them, or saving time by setting the computer to auto-click a confirmation screen.

The program can create entire applications and has been used to create many hosted here on PortableFreeware including 7plus, WallPaper Randomizer, Gridy and many more.

Note: Pulover's Macro Creator can be used as a macro recorder and includes an "Export to AHK" function.

Category:
System Requirements: WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Places an ahk script file in user documents by default
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AutoHotkey.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: AutoIt
What's new? See:
https://github.com/Lexikos/AutoHotkey_L/releases
Latest comments
lintalist on 2015-03-08 08:24

Update v1.1.20.00 - new features & bug fixes: http://ahkscript.org/docs/AHKL_ChangeLog.htm

Checker on 2015-03-08 11:32

@ lintalist: Thanks ... and updated ;)

shnbwmn on 2016-03-13 17:01

I'm not sure if this has been mentioned yet, but if you download the installer and extract, you get all the exes (32/64 unicode and ansi), Window Spy, the help chm, a template and the ahk2exe compiler.

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Wireless Network Watcher v2.18

billon on 10 May 2018
  • 380KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 May 2018
  • Suggested by guinness

Wireless Network Watcher scans your wireless or small wired network and displays the list of all computers and devices that are currently connected to your network. For every computer or device that is connected to your network, IP & MAC addresses, the company that manufactured the network card and optionally the computer name are all listed.

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

Optionally, download the latest MAC addresses file to the same folder.
What's new?
  • Updated the internal MAC addresses database.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2014-09-01 10:09

Wireless Network Watcher 1.72 released.

Checker on 2014-09-01 14:57

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

MIKLO on 2017-08-25 14:16

Nirsoft is the best, this software gives a great view of what's happening on wireless networks. The number of apps from Nirsoft I use on a daily basis makes my computing a whole lot faster and much easier. Keep up the great work Nirsoft.
MIKLO

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SpaceMonger v1.4.0

bzl333 on 21 Feb 2015
  • 219KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Oct 2000
  • Suggested by Ram C. Dutta

SpaceMonger is a tool for keeping track of the free space on your computer. Each file or folder on a given drive is displayed in a box in the main window whose size is a relative comparison to all the other files in your system.

Note: v1.4.0 is the last freeware version.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Windows registry. But given the nature of the application, I think it can be accepted as portable.
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SpaceMonger.exe.
Latest comments
DG on 2011-11-10 21:04

I agree with TP109. This scans drives, directories & files easily 4x as fast as the other programs I've tried. The size of files & folders in the visual interface is quite accurate as well, so you get a spot-on idea of what's taking up the most space on your drive. And did I mention it's only 1 exe file? Highly reccomended!

Emka on 2011-12-28 07:28

there are betas and an old v2.x release available, dont know if trial and portable

I am Baas on 2011-12-28 08:10

V1.4.0 is the last freeware version.

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MemPad v3.65 Updated

billon on 3 Oct 2018
  • 437KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Oct 2018
  • Suggested by alphasurfer

MemPad is a text editor that lets you add, edit, and arrange your notes in a hierarchical, tree-based view. It supports text search, word-wrap mode, read-only mode, auto-save, notebook encryption, automatic backup, search-and-replace, a diary mode etc.

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

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new?
  • Larger tool bar buttons (24 pix).
Latest comments
Cornflower on 2015-01-02 21:32

@hamasaki, To save notes to DropBox , use the Export function, and Export to your Dropbox location.

Cornflower on 2015-01-02 21:37

Printing! I don't know where I saw it, but to Print from Mempad, Export (Page, Node, or Structure), then in the dialogue box, tick "Open the file" and "with program:" and type in notepad.exe /p (or as I do, ted.exe /p -- see ted.exe at http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=858)

hamasaki on 2015-05-01 15:25

@Cornflower, I`ve tried that but when you save in MemPad it doesn`t update the dropbox file, you have to export it again. No good.

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mp3DirectCut v2.24

billon on 19 Feb 2018
  • 497KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

mp3DirectCut is a small tool for editing MPEG audio directly. You can remove parts, change the volume, split files or copy regions to new files, all without the need to decompress your MP3 into PCM/WAV. This saves work, encoding time and disk space. In addition, there is no quality loss to edited files.

Functional in Linux via WINE.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes. Enable under Settings/Misc
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch mp3DirectCut.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new?
  • File corruption bug on Split fixed.
  • Split dialog improved.
  • Batch dialog redesigned.
  • Functions to set or remove Cue flags.
  • Some corrections and fixings.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-10-01 00:47

There is a new version of mp3DirectCut- 2.21, but I do not like the new icon and will stick to mp3DirectCut 2.20. I do not get it why all developers embrace the ugly and unbearable M$ flat design.

Specular on 2016-02-20 12:47

In v2.22 there's a 'Configuration Storage' setting under Prefs>Folders. By default it's unchecked. Does it need to be enabled for portable use?

j7n on 2017-04-06 22:59

The new "flat" design with similar monochrome icons is a step back in usability. Normal appearance, apart from grouping of toolbar buttons, can be restored under Configuration -> Layout.

The program is a good tool for trimming old MP3 encodes without incurring further quality loss. Glitches are avoided if the MP3 is upconverted to 320 kbit beforehand with MP3Packer.

I wish it also supported common simple video soundtrack formats.

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7-Zip Portable v18.05

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

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

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

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

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

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

smaragdus on 2018-04-15 17:54

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

DzejPy on 2018-04-18 03:15

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

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ImgBurn v2.5.8.0

billon on 25 Feb 2018
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Jun 2017
  • Suggested by Ben Laufer

ImgBurn writes most types of image files for CD, DVD, HD DVD and Blu-ray burning. It supports the latest writers (including booktype/bitsetting on many of the major ones such as BenQ, LiteOn, NEC, Plextor, Sony etc.). You can also ImgBurn to erase/format your rewritable media.

Includes disc testing, verification (that files are exactly the same as those on the disc) and supports many world languages.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Copy or move the contents of $INSTDIR to a folder of your choice
  3. Create an empty text file in this folder and paste the following:

    [Settings]
    PortableMode=1
    FILELOCATIONS_GraphDataFiles=.\Graph Data Files\
    FILELOCATIONS_ImageFiles=.\Image Files\
    FILELOCATIONS_LogFiles=.\Log Files\
    FILELOCATIONS_ProjectFiles=.\Project Files\
    FILELOCATIONS_QueueFiles=.\Queue Files\

  4. Rename this text file ImgBurn.ini
  5. Finally, launch ImgBurn.exe
Similar/alternative apps: InfraRecorder
What's new? See:
http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=changelog
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fang-face on 2015-04-15 00:52

"Copy or move the contents of $INSTDIR to a folder of your choice":
I just extracted using uniextract (2. try: 7zip, same result). There is no $INSTDIR, only $PLUGINSDIR, SOUNDS and files imgburn.exe, imgburnpreview.exe, readme.txt.
I suppose this altogether is equivalent to $INSTDIR ? At least it seems to work and afterwards the ini is 18KiB and it created dir "Log Files".

smaragdus on 2015-04-15 04:09

I confirm that *fang-face* is right- the extraction of the latest version of ImgBurn (2.5.8.0) with Universal Extractor version 1.6.1 or with 7-Zip version 9.20 doesn't create any '$INSTDIR' directory.

alanc on 2016-09-25 11:58

"Includes disc testing, verification (that files are exactly the same as those on the disc)"

Re verification: I'm not sure, but I think the program only verifies that the burned content is readable. I don't see the source drive active during this process.

I always verify with WinMerge after burning:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1259

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Mp3tag v2.90a Updated

billon on 23 Sep 2018
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Sep 2018
  • Suggested by tedpoe

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

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

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

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

denzi on 2016-12-01 01:36

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

gbrao on 2017-02-17 12:15

[2017-02-17] REL: VERSION 2.81

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

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Unlocker v1.9.0

webfork on 26 Apr 2016
  • 112KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Unknown

Unlocker Assistant helps unlock files locked by operating system permissions or other issues. The program automatically launches if you are trying to delete/rename/move a file that is locked. When not in use, it stays in your system tray bar. Additionally, individual locked files and folders may be drag-and-dropped onto unlocker.exe.

Alternatively, Unlocker Portable (beta) is a launcher-only version of Unlocker.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
License: Freeware (see website to donate)
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice.
  2. Select a folder based on your operating system (how to determine if you are x86 or x64)
  3. Launch UnlockerAssistant.exe or drag locked files onto unlocker.exe
Similar/alternative apps: FileASSASSIN
Latest comments
bankr on 2013-09-25 16:58

Sorry. Last portable version is definitely 1.9.0 (according to author).
I'm using 1.9.2 and posted about it mistakenly as it works for me.

olliebean on 2015-08-23 18:21

Is this still available? I clicked on the portable download from the website, which redirected me to a download site, which redirected me to another download site... about half a dozen sites later with no download in sight, one of them finally tried to get me to download and install a dodgy "Download Software Manager" app. I gave up at that point.

webfork on 2015-08-23 19:22

olliebean: confirmed. Switching download link to point to softpedia.

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SumatraPDF v3.1.2

billon on 17 Aug 2016
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Aug 2016
  • Suggested by Darkbee

SumatraPDF is a lightweight, tabbed document reader for a variety of formats. Includes a wide variety of views including table of contents, rotation, facing pages, book view (2 pages side-by-side), full screen, and presentation mode. Includes support for bookmarks, command-line arguments, hotkeys, and more. Additionally, Sumatra can function as a portable browser plugin. Supported formats include PDF, CBR, CBZ, CHM, DJVU, EPUB, FB2, MOBI, PDB, XPS.

Alternatively, Sumatra Portable adjusts recently used and most used file paths.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: GPL v3
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SumatraPDF.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: STDU Viewer
What's new?
  • Fixed issue with icons being purple in latest Windows 10 update.
  • Tell Windows 10 that SumatraPDF can open supported file types.
Latest comments
ripu on 2015-12-24 06:31

I was using sumatra for a long time. Recently I had to open a high graphics magagine PDF. And it was very slow, slower than foxit and pdfxchange. Then I tried all the pdf viewers in this site.

After testing I found that, Universal Viewer is the fastest PDF viewer, especially for high graphics magagine kind of PDFs. I have a lower mid range laptop. Universal viewer throws sumatra, pdfxcange, foxit out of water when it comes to speed of loading one after another high graphics page. And it's the lightest of all the PDF viewers, uses minimal CPU unlike others I have mentioned.

ripu on 2015-12-24 06:46

Ignore my previous comment. I am an idiot. It actually uses an old version of Sumatra, which was faster and lighter.

Midas on 2015-12-24 15:59

@ripu: you shouldn't be so hard on yourself, mistakes happen. :)

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HFS v2.3m Updated

billon on 18 Oct 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Aug 2018
  • Suggested by Darkbee

HFS (HTTP File Server) is a great tool for sharing files on any device with a web browser. Just setup the program, add files and folders via drag and drop, and connect to the web address. The web view is an easy-to-navigate page that provides search, a variety of view options, and even the capability to download files and folders in a single archive (TAR format).

Other features include user controls, uploading, speed limits, transfer logs, "expert" view, and IP bans. Note that to make the program available over the internet, a dynamic DNS-type service may be necessary.

Functional in Linux under WINE.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download hfs.exe to a folder of your choice and launch
  2. When prompted to add to the context menu, select No
  3. When the program window appears, click You are in Easy Mode
  4. Click Menu, hover over Save Options and click To File
Similar/alternative apps: Everything (has a web interface)
What's new? See:
http://www.rejetto.com/hfs/?f=wn
Latest comments
Midas on 2014-07-06 02:25

FYI, in the stunnel forum topic there's some additional tools for easy configuring HFS (http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=21551).

smaragdus on 2015-08-01 00:24

The correct HFS forum thread - http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=32

Checker on 2015-08-01 12:25

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... link updated ;)

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HxD v2.1.0.0 Updated

billon on 27 Sep 2018
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Sep 2018
  • Suggested by nullx42

HxD is a carefully designed and fast hex editor including raw disk editing, modifying foreign RAM and handling files of any size. The program includes search/replace (ASCII | Unicode), export, checksum/digests, insertion of byte patterns, file shredder, concatenation or splitting of files, statistics and more.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer inside the ZIP package, extract it and run
  2. Pick "Portable" Installation Mode during the process and "install" to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch HxD32.exe or HxD64.exe
What's new? See:
https://mh-nexus.de/en/hxd/changelog.php
Latest comments
boy genius on 2011-02-22 06:52

^ Opened up a 4 GB file. Editing/saving changes was possible; albeit saving was little slow the first time - after that saving is instantaneous. I am even able fill parts with random data, thus manually destroying the file. I haven't found anything else that could do such a thing. Notepad++, and others choke on such a huge file. I know there's other hex editors but this one satisfies.

Special on 2018-07-17 21:51

v2.0.0.0 is now out in stable, after almost 10 long years, and it's still the best Hex editor!

__philippe on 2018-07-18 09:54

Seconding Special's praise for HxD 2.0

HxD was remarkably useful yet in its former v1.1.7 incarnation.
Ten years on, the v2.0 release, resurrected from limbo, Phoenix-like,
offers an amazing list of new features and enhancements, such as:

• New Data Inspector
• New Unicode support
• Enhanced Search window
• …

https://mh-nexus.de/en/hxd/changelog.php

Recommended.

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FileOptimizer v13.30 Updated

billon on 15 Oct 2018
  • 194MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Oct 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

FileOptimizer is a broad format file compression tool used to reduce file size without changing the quality, known as "lossless." This is done via wide variety of optimization and recompression tools and techniques. Original files are sent to the recycle bin for restoration in the event the uncompressed version is preferred. A long list of supported formats include audio/video (MP3, OGG, M4A), image (GIF, JPEG, PNG), office formats (DOCX, XLSX, ODT, PDF) and system files (DLL, EXE).

Supports drag-and-drop of files into the window or onto the program icon. Note that by default the program removes metadata for many file types. This information reduces overall file size and protects privacy but is important to some users (e.g. photographers) and file search tools.

A 64-bit version is available within the folder, the author reports the program is functional in WINE, and can be used on the command line.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU AGPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FileOptimizer32.exe or FileOptimizer64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

Optionally, to save space:
  • 32-bit systems: delete FileOptimizer64.exe and the \Plugins64 folder
  • 64-bit systems: delete FileOptimizer32.exe and the \Plugins32 folder
  • Delete unnecessary language files
Similar/alternative apps: ArcThemALL!, PngOptimizer, RIOT
What's new? See:
https://nikkhokkho.sourceforge.io/static.php?page=FileOptimizer
Latest comments
nikkho on 2017-11-26 09:27

@Special do you mean that even if ads are not shown they are loaded?

nikkho on 2017-11-26 11:15

@Special. Fixed!
https://sourceforge.net/p/nikkhokkho/code/1124/

Special on 2018-05-23 14:52

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

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SpaceSniffer v1.3.0.2

billon on 3 Oct 2016
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Oct 2016
  • Suggested by donald

SpaceSniffer is a graphical disk use analysis software with available filtering. It can break down display into individual folders and files. Uses a special "Treemap" to display disk use (a concept invented by Prof. Ben Shneiderman).

A page of tips and tricks for use is available.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware (Donations Welcome)
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SpaceSniffer.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed binary export file format (Version 2). Now text elements are encoded in Base64 format to prevent special characters corruption. Version 1 files are still readable.
Latest comments
Mike.S.G. on 2011-05-20 06:43

@Gmacri

Select the 'Path' to scan if you don't want a whole drive.

mrpink on 2012-01-29 21:08

I think i'll keep this one. WinDirStat is prettier but Spacesniffer is way faster and natively portable

spicydog on 2016-10-04 07:46

Awesome application!

Until you try it you cannot really appreciate it... After all that applies to 99% of things in life ;)

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Ahnenblatt v2.99c Updated

billon on 12 Oct 2018
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Oct 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Ahnenblatt is designed to manage your genealogy data and to generate impressive reports and graphical trees. Many import and export features make it easy to share data with others (GEDCOM, HTML and more).

Alternatively: Ahnenblatt PortableApps Version

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AhnenblattPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Simple Family Tree, Visual Family Tree Maker
What's new?
  • Fixed problem with csv import.
  • Minor fixes.

CrystalDiskInfo v7.8.1 Updated

billon on 15 Oct 2018
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Oct 2018
  • Suggested by guinness

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

Functional with magnetic and solid state disks.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
.NET 2.0+ (only required for Alert Mail)
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Optionally, delete License, gadget, opus folders, unnecessary languages and themes, AlertMail.exe and AlertMail4.exe
  3. Launch DiskInfo32.exe or DiskInfo64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: PassMark DiskCheckup, HDDScan
What's new? Added:
  • Realtek SSD support.
  • ACS-5 support.
Latest comments
bzl333 on 2011-09-01 01:27

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

rodger123 on 2012-09-22 17:41

Woked fine on my USB storage drive-Hallers version at portable apps better,cleans up itself,slick program.

SYSTEM on 2012-09-26 14:31

@rodger123: This "worse" version only leaves files in Internet Explorer's cache. IMHO, the overhead caused by PortableApps.com Launcher is not worth it.

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FileTypesMan v1.83

billon on 22 Jan 2018
  • 152KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by eprimetime

FileTypesMan is an alternative to the 'File Types' tab in the 'Folder Options' of Windows. It displays the list of all file extensions and types registered on your computer. For each file type, the following information is displayed: Type Name, Description, MIME Type, Perceived Type, Flags, Browser Flags and more. FileTypesMan also allows you to easily edit the properties and flags of each file type, as well as it allows you to add, edit and remove actions in a file type.

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 ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FileTypesMan.exe.
What's new?
  • When you run FileTypesMan, it now automatically selects the last selected extension.
  • Added /SelectedExt command-line option for selecting the desired extension in the upper pane, for example:
    FileTypesMan.exe /SelectedExt ".txt".
Latest comments
Simon on 2009-03-04 21:33

I'm really surprised - it works even for replacing txt notepad by another application! Well done, it seems to be really useful!

Midas on 2009-04-22 07:25

Although it is extra useful, be extra careful with it or you might screw your system -- check, check, check, & recheck whatever you do.

Magibon on 2011-12-07 21:21

I stumbled upon this app. accidentally when trying to replace my system icon for .reg files. I used to use IconPhile, but it's process is hidden. Sometimes it's hard to undo.

With this.. im able to manually replace system icons. :)
And it's portable/stealth!

http://i44.tinypic.com/9uupt0.png

This nirsoft guy is a wiz.

Here's a nice review:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/12383/change-a-file-types-icon-in-windows-7/

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CurrPorts v2.51

billon on 20 Apr 2018
  • 126KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

CurrPorts displays the list of all currently opened networking ports on your local computer. For each TCP/IP and UDP port in the list, information about the process that opened the port is displayed, including the process name, full path of the process, version information of the process (product name, file description and so on), the time that the process was created and the user that created it.

In addition, CurrPorts allows you to close unwanted TCP connections, kill the process that opened the ports and save the TCP/UDP ports information to HTML file, XML file, or to tab-delimited text file. The program will automatically mark with pink suspicious ports owned by unidentified applications (applications without version information and icons).

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:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice.
  2. Launch cports.exe.
  3. Optionally, download IPToCountry.csv or GeoLiteCity.dat to the same folder to show the Country of origin for each IP address.
Similar/alternative apps: LiveTcpUdpWatch, NetworkTrafficView
What's new?
  • Added 'Creation Timestamp' column, which displays the date/time that the connection was created. Be aware that this information is not available for all connections and it works better on Windows 10.
Latest comments
ranga on 2010-05-25 09:37

i was looking for port number list that brought me here.

nothing bad, i will try this out

ranga of http://www.bangla-choti-online.blogspot.com

PortaFreeUser on 2011-05-26 13:54

I like this program. I recently used it to notice some suspicious looking port activities. I was able to close the ports down and then turn them to stealth using my firewall program. Then I used this program again and everything has looked normal ever since then. So I think this program may have helped me to stop some hackers or malware. All of my own internet activities and programs work normally so I really do think this program helped me stop something bad from happening.

__philippe on 2018-03-13 09:09

CurrPorts v2.50 rel 12-MAR-2018
Noteworthy new function for the paranoïd among us :... ;-)

Port egress|ingress data size capture
("Sent Bytes" "Sent packets" "Received Bytes" "Received Packets")

Remember to activate two crucial options:
• select an "Auto Refresh" frequency
• tick "Collect send/receive Bytes"

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LICEcap v1.28

billon on 8 Dec 2017
  • 444KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

LICEcap can capture an area of your desktop and save it directly to animated GIF files. Features include: move the screen capture frame while recording, pause and restart recording, with optional inserted text messages, global hotkey (Shift+Space) to toggle pausing while recording, adjustable maximum recording framerate, basic title frame, with or without text, record mouse button presses, display elapsed time in the recording.

You can run multiple LICEcap window simultaneously, even of another LICEcap.

Cross-platform with a version available for Mac OS.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract licecap.exe to a folder of your choice
  2. In this folder, create an empty text file and rename it to licecap.ini
  3. Launch licecap.exe
Similar/alternative apps: GifCam
What's new?
  • LCF: fix crash when error opening output file.
  • GIF: use WDL_FileWrite to write to disk rather than fopen()/_wfopen(), lock files while writing.
  • New icon.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-08-27 11:47

LICEcap version 1.26 is out, changes:
v1.26 - August 26 2015
+ Windows 8.1+ high-DPI fix, thanks to Betsegaw Tadele

Checker on 2015-08-27 19:22

@smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

Cornflower on 2018-01-18 11:41

This is excellent! I'm already creating demos with it.
Of the 2017 utilities, I use this one and Calculor the most.

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CherryTree v0.38.6 Updated

billon on 6 Oct 2018
  • 102MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Oct 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

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

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

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes. However, enabling spell-checking creates the folder "enchant" in AppData\Local
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the "portable" 7z package and extract (using a program like PeaExtractor) to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file in the bin directory and name it config.cfg
  3. From same bin directory, launch cherrytree.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Flashnote
What's new? See:
https://github.com/giuspen/cherrytree/blob/master/changelog.txt
Latest comments
shnbwmn on 2016-08-07 13:28

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

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TyperTask v1.20

smaragdus on 30 Apr 2018
  • 53KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Mar 2012
  • Suggested by dmg

TyperTask is a powerful automation utility with a simple text-based interface. The program enables a variety of capabilities including automatic text replacement as you type, launch of web addresses and files via hotkeys, mouse events, window focus and more.

Note that first-time users should read the detailed instructions and examples of function definitions available under the Help menu.

NOTE: Program discontinued, linking to archive.org. Also available from PortableApps (thanks shnbwmn).

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download typertask.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: Lintalist, PhraseExpress, Texter
Latest comments
webfork on 2018-04-14 14:26

smaragdus: yes, please do

Andrew Lee on 2018-04-17 22:32

Thanks to smaragdus. I have made V1.20 available for direct download.

shnbwmn on 2018-04-18 07:02

On PortableApps (1.20 Rev. 2):

https://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/typertask-portable

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PotPlayer v1.7.14804 Updated

billon on 16 Oct 2018
  • 57MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Oct 2018
  • Suggested by Ruby

PotPlayer is a feature-rich media player that plays hundreds of different video and audio formats without any dependency on installed codecs, as well as streaming media and DVD video. The program includes configurable subtitles, audio and subtitles delay adjustment, video equalizer, 3D capabilities, playlist support, bookmarks, audio visualizations etc.

The program can also capture video sequences and record audio, split video and add processing filters. It can sleep or shut down the computer after a timer finishes or at a set time.

Alternatively, PotPlayer Portable is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file named PotPlayerMini.ini (PotPlayerMini64.ini for the 64-bit version) and paste the following contents:

    [Settings]

  3. Launch PotPlayerMini.exe

Optionally, remove the following folders: $COMMONFILES, $PLUGINSDIR, and $SYSDIR
Similar/alternative apps: Media Player Classic - Home Cinema, VLC Media Player
What's new? Added:
  • The ability to output image subtitles to subtitle browser.
  • The ability to move window only on the title bar.
  • AV1 video codec decoding function.
Improved:
  • Online subtitle download/upload function.
  • Online subtitle translation processing.
Fixed:
  • A problem where cover image of FLAC file was not shown when playing seamlessly.
  • An issue where new PotPlayer was running when adding a playlist to browser.
  • An issue that can't save some settings of the built-in WASAPI audio renderer.
  • An error when decoding MJPEG in certain files.
  • A problem that no sound while playing certain TS files.
  • An issue that can't play certain AVI/OGG files.
  • An issue where playback on the rotated monitor was not smooth.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-02-22 19:48

x32 version- 1.7.461
x64 version- 1.7.456
fire version for both- 1.7.456.0

stisev on 2017-03-19 08:02

Not stealth? Can anyone confirm?

I am seeing following key created repeatedly:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\DAUM\PotPlayerMini
ServiceCount
0x00000000(0)

gbrao on 2017-04-13 14:22

Yes, confirmed with v1.7.1915.

creates HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\DAUM\PotPlayerMini
and/or HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\DAUM\PotPlayerMini64

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Tor Browser v8.0.2 Updated

billon on 3 Oct 2018
  • 121MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Oct 2018
  • Suggested by M@tty

Tor Browser enables secure, anonymous web access to help bypass various forms of censorship and tracking. It includes the Vidalia Tor client along with Firefox ESR, as well as a variety of configuration changes including the NoScript and HTTPS Everywhere add-ons to enhance privacy. The official browser bundle from the makers of Tor.

Note that the Tor site has some additional precautions that careful users may wish to follow.

Functional in 64-bit. Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Open Source (including GPL and MPL)
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer, launch, and extract a folder of your choice
  2. Launch Start Tor Browser.exe and answer a few quick questions about your connection
  3. When prompted, uncheck the option to add items to your Desktop or Start Menu
Similar/alternative apps: Advanced Onion Router
What's new? See:
https://blog.torproject.org/
Latest comments
ronbo on 2015-06-16 13:40

Version 4.5.2 available.

smaragdus on 2015-09-05 03:36

I needed to connect to an onion site and downloaded the latest version (5.0.2) but Australis makes Tor Browser absolutely terrible and unusable- I do not want to install heaps of add-ons just to restore features the Mozilla idiots removed. I had an earlier version of Tor Browser (3.6.0- before the advent of the abominable Australis) but the perpetual blinking of the Tor button urging for update is unbearable and cannot be disabled. It can be removed from the tool-bar but this way one cannot acquire new identities.

rbon on 2018-09-22 16:46

Starting from version 8.0 Tor project builds both version of TorBrowser: 32 bit and 64 bit.
- TorBrowser page: https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html
- TorBrowser repository: https://dist.torproject.org/torbrowser/8.0.1/
So You can add on description the link for download 64 bit version 'torbrowser-install-win64-8.0.1_en-US.exe'

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RIOT (Radical Image Optimization Tool) v0.6.1 Updated

billon on 15 Oct 2018
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Oct 2018
  • Suggested by ashghost

RIOT (Radical Image Optimization Tool) presents a before-and-after image compression view that allows you to reduce file size of an image into JPG, PNG, or GIF format. Includes optional metadata removal, batch operations, compression to a target file size, transparency options, and other common editing functions (flip, rotate, zoom, pan). Notable versus similar software in the ability to gradually reduce the available colors one-by-one (7, 8, 9, 10...), not just milestones of 16, 32, 64, etc.

The program is also available as a plugin for XnView, GIMP, or Irfanview (see website).

Functional in Linux using Wine. Many of the official entries here on PortableFreeware have used RIOT for compression. Note that the installer version of this program is considered adware.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create two empty text files: Riot.ini and Riot-external-tools.ini in that folder
  3. Launch Riot.exe
Similar/alternative apps: FileOptimizer
What's new? Fixed:
  • A bug in batch mode where in certain conditions optimized files don’t get written.
  • Memory leak when opening the batch window, which also caused Access Violation in host applications if used as plugin.
  • Issue with saving of zoom factor.
  • Default batch window size not showing Settings button in certain situations.
  • Compress to Size button not always enabled when needed.
  • Minor UI fixes.
Removed:
  • Feature to toggle “Report file size changes” from batch settings. It is on by default.
  • Menu item for Help Context. Docs will be moved to the website.
Latest comments
Ruby on 2013-08-19 22:15

@Checker The zip download is for 0.5.0; it appears 0.4.6 is only available as installer

Checker on 2013-08-20 17:22

@ Ruby: I changed to v0.5.0 again, but added a note.

juvera on 2013-10-11 23:40

Fortiguard running on their web server blocks all downloads.

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DNS Jumper v2.1

billon on 5 Jan 2017
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Jan 2017
  • Suggested by guinness

DNS Jumper is a management program to easily define and apply customized DNS server profiles on your computer. The program comes bundled with over 50 free server profiles to choose from. With the "Fastest DNS" option, DNS Jumper will ping all the DNS profiles and select the fastest one to use in your area.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. If you use the DNS backup function, the backup data is stored in Windows registry.
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DnsJumper.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: QuickSetDNS, Public DNS Server Tool
What's new? Added:
  • New parameters (Ipv4/Ipv6 support…).
Fixed:
  • Changing Custom Text size (DPI) messes up the DNS Jumper’s texts.
  • DnsJumper.exe /? parameter window is cutting the text off.
  • Windows 10 1607 make DNS Jumper’s icons blurry.
  • Minimized tray icon help section causes DNS Jumper to freeze.
  • DNS Jumper can’t show some Network Adapter name Properly.
  • DNS Jumper startup reg BUG (Instead of 32 bit write 64 bit registry hive).
  • UPX causes Minor latency (No UPX used).
  • Minor Bugs of codes.
Latest comments
shuunen on 2015-07-18 13:44

Great app, portable for sure, but also quick and simple, allow to choose/change and detect fast DNS.

MIKLO on 2017-01-06 16:36

My VPN app looks for the "best & fastest" DNS servers so I'm curious to try this software and make a comparison. It’s always good to have more than one source to have an efficient way to run your computer at least that's my opinion.
MIKLO

apometron on 2017-01-07 17:12

What a great application. I did loved it so much. And folks here at portablefreeware.com are so helpful. Thanks !!!! =DDD
Your friend,
Rodrigo Cesar Bagnara

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TestDisk v7.0

billon on 15 Jul 2017
  • 28MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Apr 2015
  • Suggested by AlephX

TestDisk is a powerful drive and data recovery software that is designed to help recover lost partitions and/or make non-booting disks bootable again. This can be caused by faulty software, certain types of viruses, or of course human error (such as accidentally deleting your partition table).

The program is cross-platform with recovery tools for a long list file systems and includes the also-portable recovery software PhotoRec.

Note: Use with caution; it's recommended that you read the documentation and take your time. The software can easily made dramatic and difficult-to-reverse system modifications.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? No
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch testdisk_win.exe.
What's new?
Latest comments
Midas on 2015-02-08 12:48

@bzl333: TestDisk is a multi-platform tool, so it has to speak some kind of computing Esperanto -- Linux users would be as puzzled as you are if it was the other way around... so you're right, it's an expert tool, as noted above.

shnbwmn on 2015-12-29 14:49

I'm sure this program is fantastic, if I can only figure out how to use it.

webfork on 2015-12-30 00:36

shnbwmn: The documentation on the website gives an effective breakdown: http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Step_By_Step

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MicroSIP v3.19.8 Updated

billon on 28 Sep 2018
  • 17MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Sep 2018
  • 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: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MicroSIP.exe.
What's new? See:
https://www.microsip.org/downloads
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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EMDB v3.25 Updated

billon on 17 Oct 2018
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Oct 2018
  • 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: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
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? See:
http://www.emdb.eu/index.html
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2017-10-12 02:47

It is not stealth, it adds an uninstall entry and a pile of registry keys.

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Xlideit Image Viewer v1.0.181010 Updated

billon on 10 Oct 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Oct 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Xlideit Image Viewer bundles an image, document and video viewer with a basic graphic editor. The interface is customizable to show groups of thumbnails and subfolders. Edition tools include crop, rotate/flip, convert and tag viewer/editor. Includes additional options to generate slideshows.

Note that at first launch, the program launches full screen and opens any images on the desktop.

Format support: views most common image formats as well as Photoshop, PCX, TIF, WMF and TGA. Video formats include MPG, MP4, WMV and AVI while document preview is limited to HTM, MHT and RTF.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch Xlideit.exe

Optionally:
  1. Choose the gear icon (Settings) and select the Setup tab (this may or may not automatically appear upon opening your first image)
  2. Uncheck "Add a shortcut to the start menu"
Similar/alternative apps: FastStone Image Viewer, JPEGview, NexusImage, MycView
What's new?
  • Added:
    • Screensaver mode when the window is minimized;
    • Zoom in and out buttons to the toolbar (hidden by default);
    • Zoom smooth option to the mouse wheel setting.
  • Multi-screen option to allow expanding to multiple displays.
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2016-02-01 17:13

Great viewer, currently my favourite.

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Advanced Renamer v3.84 Updated

billon on 8 Oct 2018

Advanced Renamer can rename multiple files or folders using several different methods for calculating the new name, including metadata tools for sound and picture files (e.g. GPS data or ID3 tags) or other sources. Supports unicode, regular expressions, custom javascript and more.

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 ARen.exe.

Optionally, disable automatic updates in settings.
What's new? See:
https://www.advancedrenamer.com/whatsnew
Latest comments
Guido76 on 2017-08-21 09:32

What is unfortunate is that the new version includes a license proposal. Nothing is mandatory "a priori", but to see appearing in the interface the mention "Not registered" is unpleasant. Especially because the proposal of donation is not free, but fixed at 10 euros minimum.

MIKLO on 2018-04-06 15:14

@Guido76 Yeah I gotta agree I don't really like the way this is done either, I'm just gonna keep using the older (NO NAG) version that works great. This is still my favorite and best name changer in my opinion..... Please donate, but ya gotta "donate" this amount is a very strange concept, but I guess a guy has gotta make some Euro's some kinda way. lol
MIKLO

ripu on 2018-10-18 06:12

It's great except it does not support regular expression (regex) that contains lookbehind.

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Don't Sleep v4.77 Updated

billon on 6 Oct 2018
  • 203KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Oct 2018
  • Suggested by joby_toss

Don't Sleep helps prevent system Shutdown, Standby, Hibernate, Turn Off and Restart operations. This is useful to temporarily disable automatic power-saving tools without modifying any system settings. Works great for running a presentation, defragmenting a disk, or encoding a large file.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DontSleep_p.exe or DontSleep_x64_p.exe (for 64-bit OS).
What's new?
  • Successful test under the new build of Windows 10 the October Update 2018.
  • Fine tunes for the new Windows 10 October Update.
  • Update of the language files.
Latest comments
Beau on 2012-02-05 17:25

I've been using Don't Sleep for some time now and it works great for me. It updates frequently but I never had a problem with the many previous versions. I use it when doing routine unattended maintenance, when making large backups and downloads.

allclownsareevil on 2012-02-05 19:20

I think "Don't Sleep" should win an award for the most updated program on TPFW. :-) Works well though, thanks.

MIKLO on 2017-07-02 14:24

WOW no comments for such a long time, this is a program I have used for many years and it still works great for me even now while using Windoze 10 does just what it says and does it perfectly.
MIKLO

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PhotoRec v7.0

billon on 15 Jul 2017
  • 28MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Apr 2015
  • Suggested by Jack Ruffey

PhotoRec is designed to recover lost files including video, documents and archives from hard disks, CDROMs and removable storage. It recognizes the header formats of supported file types, so it will work even if the filesystem is severely damaged or formatted.

Download includes the also-portable TestDisk.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? No
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. The application files are located in the win subfolder
  3. Launch photorec_win.exe
What's new? Improvements:
  • Reduced false positives for more than 80 file formats.
  • .gif: fix filesize detection
  • .flv: add Flash filesize detection
  • .mpg: detect filesize for MPEG
  • .ra: detect filesize for RealAudio3
  • Improved algorithm to deal with data fragmentation resulting in a general speed increased
  • Speedup brute-force mode. Brute-force mode can recover more fragmented files, but it's still slow and not 100% reliable. You can enable it in PhotoRec Options menu.
New file formats recovered by PhotoRec:
  • .3dm: Rhino / openNURBS
  • .ari: ARRI Raw Video
  • .camrec: Camtasia Studio
  • .dad: Micae DVR
  • .dcm: Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM)
  • .fp12: File Maker Pro 12
  • .kra: Krita
  • .mlv: Magic Lantern Video
  • .notebook: SMART notebook
  • .ora: Mypaint
  • .red: RED2 video format
  • .rlv: Revelation password
  • .vbm: Veeam Backup Metadata
  • .woff: Web Open Font Format
Latest comments
Bill G on 2008-10-22 15:02

This is by FAR the ABSOLUTE BEST recovery software I've ever used. I do wish that it had a window interface... but it just recovered files that would've taken me 2 hours to recreate. Fantastic. (By the way... I tried 3 other favorites including RECUVA before using this. None of them worked. This did. I think RECUVA probably would've worked with a deep scan, but I don't have the 2 hours to sit and wait for that hope!)

Doc on 2010-07-01 17:13

Need administrator rights.

Mick G on 2010-07-02 10:53

The functionality of this Photorec *free* program is great. The fact that it is free is even better. I've tried it, I like it, i will use it again and I WILL DONATE (honest guv). Fair is fair. Good Karma.

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Process Explorer v16.21

billon on 17 May 2017
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 May 2017
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Process Explorer is an advanced task manager. It is an indispensable tool for both beginners and power users. I use it all the time to kill tasks that refuse to be killed, or find what which processes are still holding on to a particular file or DLL so it refuses to be deleted.

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

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Windows registry
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete Eula.txt. Launch procexp.exe or procexp64.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Process Hacker
What's new?
  • This Process Explorer release includes a fix for an intermittent bug in the Virus Total scanning logic, and is signed with Win7 RTM-compatible certificate.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-02-05 21:57

@__philippe
Thanks for the useful article you provided. In fact I use both Process Hacker and System Explorer and I wonder which one I like more, both are exactly to my taste.

__philippe on 2016-11-18 14:44

ProcessExplorer v16.20 released 18-NOV-2016

Annoyingly, SysInternals's powers-that-be are lapsing again into releasing utilities updates without bothering to provide some kind, any kind of timely changelog...:-(

Mercifully, this new release is still running happily under good ole Win XP, official disclaimer to the contrary notwithstanding...;-)

__philippe on 2016-11-19 12:08

Process Explorer v16.20

Day late changelog...;-)

This release of Process Explorer
- adds reporting of process Control Flow Guard (CFG) status
- dynamically updates to reflect changes to process Data Execution Prevention (DEP) configuration.

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Audacity v2.3.0 Updated

billon on 29 Sep 2018
  • 26MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Sep 2018
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Audacity is a multi-track sound recorder and editor with support for most audio formats and sophisticated effects such as noise removal and studio reverb. Users can record live audio, compress or convert file types, as well as cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together.

Cross platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

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

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty folder and name it Portable Settings in the same directory
  3. Launch Audacity.exe
Due to licensing restrictions, users must follow these instructions to export to MP3.

(Thanks to user "r" for instructions posted to this forum thread.)
Similar/alternative apps: Wavosaur
What's new? See:
https://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Category:Release_Notes
Latest comments
PAFuser on 2017-07-25 19:02

Using Audacity Portable and folder is there after close.

zorro on 2018-07-24 08:42

Current version is somehow stealth after configuring the temporary folder to point to something inside the program folder (Audacity doesn't accept the system temp folder) - the created "Audacity/SessionStore" folder in LocalAppData can then be deleted.
No entries in the registry any more (except Audio.. PropertyStore, but this applies to all programs with sound output and is not persistent)

zorro on 2018-07-24 14:20

...sorry, business as usual - somehow inconsistent, but after the third start, Audacity created %LocalAppData%\Audacity again. And in addition there's no way to change the language. Strange behaviour.

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HWiNFO v5.90 Updated

billon on 16 Oct 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Oct 2018
  • Suggested by Baas

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

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch HWiNFO32.exe or HWiNFO64.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: SIV
What's new? See:
https://www.hwinfo.com/news.php
Latest comments
Checker on 2015-02-04 07:07

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

DarkShadow on 2016-02-09 12:39

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

MIKLO on 2018-03-10 10:27

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

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ToDoList v7.1.5.0 Updated

billon on 27 Aug 2018
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Nov 2017
  • Suggested by leloo

ToDoList is a hierarchical task manager that allows you to repeatedly sub-divide your tasks into more manageable pieces, which makes it ideal for IT-related projects as well as more general activities. Each task can be given a wide variety of attributes including priority, risk, color, category and many more. Viewable in tree, list or calendar format and includes native XML support for custom reporting.

Created lists can be exported to a variety of formats including HTML, ICS (calendar), speadsheet and more. Supports remote todolists and encryption for security.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: "Check for update" requires administrator privileges.
Stealth: ? No. Registers some components in the registry:
HKCU\Software\Abstractspoon
License: The Eclipse Public License 1.0
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch ToDoList.exe
  3. Select Language
  4. If not already selected, choose Ini File for settings storage

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files at \todolist_exe\Resources\Translations
What's new? See:
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!categories/abstractspoon-todolist-support/discussion-topic
Latest comments
IanFromBarrie on 2017-01-27 22:48

Solved: the download on the portable freeware site does not include a file "todolist.exe.manifest" that is required to run on XP. If you have an existing earlier version of todolist, it will have a file "todolist.exe.xp.manifest". Dan the developer advises to rename that to "todolist.exe.manifest". Seems to work.

IanFromBarrie on 2017-01-27 22:54

The download contains the "todolist.exe.xp.manifest" file, and renaming that to "todolist.exe.manifest" works

TP109 on 2017-01-28 02:43

@IanFromBarrie

Thanks for that info. I was wondering why it wasn't working with XP. Renaming todolist.exe.xp.manifest to todolist.exe.manifest worked.

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Cathy v2.31.3

bzl333 on 27 Feb 2015
  • 152KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Oct 2013
  • Suggested by Perwhis

Cathy indexes files stored on removable media (CD's, DVD's or even diskettes), hard disks or net drives, to create searchable catalogs that can be used without having access to original media. The program is small, fast and easy-to-use with search capabilities based on file name, date, and size. Additional features include filtering options, search duplicates or singles, customizable date format, etc.

If files are available (external/network drive connected, DVD inserted) they can be opened (executed) or deleted directly. Other features include drag and drop support available, printing of both directory trees and MP3 album/song lists, and disk space usage analysis.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder. Follow these instructions.
Dependencies: mfc100.dll , msvcr100.dll
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Cathy.exe -ini cathy.reg.
What's new?
  • "Improper argument" message concerning strange file date definitely corrected, strange dates are saved as 1977-01-01
Latest comments
Ruby on 2010-11-16 17:49

@Kermode: Cathy can handle different drives on the same drive letter; however if you catalog on (F:), and later plugin your drive, while (F:) is being used; and you get the drive letter (G:), the database cannot be refreshed.

SteveJ on 2011-04-03 00:06

Simple little program, but unfortunate doesn't support unicode, so if you have any files w/ foreign language or other special characters, they'll get cataloged as "?" for any unicode character.

Midas on 2013-02-22 19:32

FYI, I posted a couple of problems I found trying to make Cathy portable @ http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=62490#p62490

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PhotoDemon v7.0.1

webfork on 10 Mar 2018
  • 30MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

PhotoDemon is a fast, feature-rich photo editor with rotate, resize, crop, etc. and a variety of color, contrast, filters and other graphics tools. The program also allows adding text, a metadata viewer/editor, on-canvas paint tool, layers, screenshot too, and works with common graphics formats including BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIFF, JP2, JXR, PPM, TGA and WEBP.

The program also supports macro edition and batch processing.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: BSD
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PhotoDemon.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: Paint.NET, GIMP Portable, PhotoFiltre
What's new? See:
http://photodemon.org/category/releases/
Latest comments
webfork on 2017-08-17 23:14

The graphics editor I use most often just to tweak and modify photos and images, especially for desktop backgrounds. Outside of that I've enhanced more than a few presentations by making color edits that PowerPoint's inexact image tools couldn't do. I love this program.

__philippe on 2017-11-11 15:12

@webork - Special Treat...;-)

PhotoDemon v7.0-ß1 07NOV17 Beta release (to supersede current v6.6 dated 08APR15)
http://photodemon.org/

https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=88355#p88355

webfork on 2017-11-19 18:15

@__philippe: It's so far really, really great. I'm tempted to bump up the current version to the beta just because it's such a leap in available features and (so far) quite stable.

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JSONedit v0.9.31 Updated

billon on 17 Oct 2018
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Oct 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

JSONedit is a simple editor for the JavaScript Object Notation format "a text-based open standard designed for human-readable data interchange" (source) with available text and tree views.

Includes array generator using embedded Lua interpreter and Scintilla for text edition.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch JSONedit.exe.
What's new? See:
https://tomeko.net/software/JSONedit/index.php
Latest comments
TheCommentWriter on 2014-06-03 09:56

Nice tool. Should accept copy&pasted JSON-Data too.
Would be even better, if it could produce JSON classes for C#, VB.NET from the JSON data.

jamesmalvi on 2014-11-27 08:29

I would suggest to use online json viewer http://codebeautify.org/jsonviewer

billon on 2017-05-04 01:56

There is also UTF-8 branch - http://tomeko.net/software/JSONedit/testing.php

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Large Text File Viewer v5.2u

billon on 12 Sep 2017
  • 690KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Jun 2009
  • Suggested by dasfx

Large Text File Viewer is designed for viewing large text files. It uses little memory and is able to open very large files (> 1GB) instantly. Background file indexing makes browsing even faster. It also allows the user to perform high-speed complex text search by means of plain text or regular expression.

Note: main site offline - linking to Archive.org.

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial. The program supports UTF-16 Little-endian (UCS-2 LE) but not Unicode Big-endian and UTF-8.
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch LTFViewr5u.exe.

Optionally, delete the included JPG files, which form a tiled window background.
What's new? Fixed:
  • The program hangs while reading files with large average line length.
  • Other bugs.
Latest comments
webfork on 2014-12-07 06:13

emka: updated, thanks

shuunen on 2015-02-10 13:18

worked great on a 10 millions lines file, 185 Mb :) instantly

smaragdus on 2016-11-03 22:44

It's a pity it doesn't support "Full Screen View".

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LastActivityView v1.32

billon on 4 Jun 2018
  • 166KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Jun 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

LastActivityView collects information from various sources on a running system and displays a log of actions made by the user and events that occurred on the machine. Events include running .exe files, any open/save dialog-boxes, opening file/folder from Explorer or other software, software installation, system shutdown/start, application or system crash, network connection/disconnection and more.

You can easily export this information into csv/tab-delimited/xml/html file or copy it to the clipboard and then paste into Excel or other software.

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 LastActivityView.exe.
What's new?
  • Fix bug: On Windows 8/10 - in some folder names of 'View Folder in Explorer' items, LastActivityView omitted the first 2 characters.
Latest comments
Checker on 2016-05-26 20:38

@Allen: Link tested ... works fine.

__philippe on 2017-01-18 14:32

LastActivityView v1.26

The new "Sleep" activity indicators ("Sleep/Resumed from sleep") display correctly under Win7.

Sadly, the Sleep indicators do not show at all under WinXP...:-(

MIKLO on 2017-04-20 14:14

Very nice and way useful thanks to the maker for your work on this project :).
MIKLO

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