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LibreOffice Portable v5.4.2 Updated

billon on 17 Oct 2017
  • 493MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Oct 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.

XP users: v.5.4.0 Rev 2 is the last supported version.

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
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.

CornHolio the Gringo on 2017-08-19 00:06

LibreOffice Portable v5.4.0 is the last version supporting Windows XP.
The portable version made by PortableApps.com is no longer compressed with UPX and is therefore as fast as X-LibreOffice when loading.

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Foxit Reader Portable v8.3.2.25013 Updated

billon on 8 Oct 2017
  • 137MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Oct 2017
  • Suggested by ekin_116

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

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

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

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FoxitReaderPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PDF-XChange Editor, PDF-XChange Viewer
What's new? See:
https://www.foxitsoftware.com/products/pdf-reader/version-history.php
Latest comments
Specular on 2014-03-15 05:46

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

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

webfork on 2014-03-16 18:35

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

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

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

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Inkscape Portable v0.92.2 Updated

billon on 10 Aug 2017
  • 247MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by Danilo

Inkscape is a vector graphics editor and open alternative to commercial apps like Illustrator, Freehand, CorelDraw, or Xara X. Useful for branding, icons, web design, publishing and even illustrated maps, it supports features like shapes, paths, text, markers, clones, alpha blending, transforms, gradients, patterns and grouping. Uses the open W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format, as well as exporting to other vector-based and standard image types like PNG. Imports formats such as JPEG, PNG and TIFF.

Inkscape Portable is a portable wrapper distributed by the publisher using the PortableApps.com format. Alternatively, X-Inkscape is another wrapper that writes settings to the application folder.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch InkScapePortable.exe.
What's new? See:
http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/Release_notes/0.92.2
Latest comments
webfork on 2012-03-04 21:45

Danix: Thanks for the update. Change is posted.

AndTheWolf on 2015-02-28 18:15

Version 0.91 is available. Links to both 32-bit and 64-bit 7z archives and to Portable Apps version are at https://inkscape.org/en/download/windows/

Checker on 2015-02-28 19:43

@ AndTheWolf: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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PDF-XChange Viewer v2.5.322.7 Updated

billon on 12 Aug 2017
  • 20MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by Myles

PDF-XChange Viewer is a feature-rich program that displays multiple PDF documents within a tabbed interface. Edit features include the ability to rotate documents, add comments/annotations to any PDF file, apply custom stamps from any image/PDF file/Windows clipboard, mark-up pages with text and objects, and type directly on any PDF page in "Typewriter" mode. The program supports exporting to BMP/JPEG/TIFF/PNG etc., or extracting text from a PDF page/file. Additional features include capturing the document with the snapshot tool (copies an area to clipboard), measuring tools for distance, area and perimeter, and more. A recommended picture-to-text OCR plugin is available (thanks Bruce) as is a PDF help file.

Reported as functional on Mac/Linux under WINE. Alternatively, PDF-XChange Viewer Portable adjusts paths, with an OCR plugin and help file available from the website as separate downloads.

Note:

  • The free PDF-XChange Viewer lacks some features present in the registered version (payware) and, while some "Pro" features can still be used, they'll add a watermark to the document edited upon saving
  • For 64-bit, see forum post

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Optionally, delete unnecessary language files and install OCR plugin
  3. Launch PDFXCview.exe
Similar/alternative apps: SumatraPDF, PDF-XChange Editor, STDU Viewer
What's new? See:
https://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-viewer/history
Latest comments
Midas on 2016-03-27 20:32

FYI, additional languages OCR downloads are available from http://www.tracker-software.com/pdf-xchange-viewer-ocr ...

Mixture on 2017-02-07 16:30

@zorro:
I updated my default PDF viewer (PDF-XChange Viewer 2.5.320) today. Tracker Software still updates the Viewer.
Why don't I use the PDF-XChange Editor? Simple, I need a PDF viewer, not an editor.

PAFuser on 2017-06-30 15:11

Mixture is correct. Only need as viewer with able to add text comment (download utility bills and mark date paid, less paper stored).

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NW Docx Converter v4.4 Updated

lintalist on 18 Aug 2017

NW Docx Converter (formerly Docx2Rtf) is a feature-rich file conversion and PDF tool set. As the name implies, it can convert Word 2007 DOCX/DOTX to RTF or PDF format without installing Word. However, Docx2Rtf has many more features including the ability to open, modify, view, print, and convert to PDF from many file types including LibreOffice SXW/ODT, HTML, RTF, Palm, PhotoShop, TIFF, PDF, and many more. Can rearrange and delete PDF file pages.

Converted formatting and images are not always identical to their original versions, but maintains basic information. Also capable of displaying a page-by-page layout view of what was retrieved and lets you send it to the printer or batch convert entire folders via the command line.

Functional in Linux using Wine.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. Creates empty "NwDocx" folder in %APPDATA%.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. In the application folder, create an empty text file and name it Docx2Rtf.ini
  3. Launch Docx2Rtf.exe
What's new?
  • Minor bug fixes
Latest comments
J Neutron on 2010-01-10 13:32

Also leaves C:\Documents and Settings\{user}\Application Data\NwDocx\document.xml and document.xml.rels that contain all of the information in the last document opened !!!!! This is NOT nice !!!!!

webfork on 2012-03-19 02:26

Neutron: True -- newer versions started writing files to AppData. The empty file trick should fix that.

webfork on 2013-02-16 00:15

Comment: viewing quality of several DOC and DOCX format files was fairly simple. Both LibreOffice and AbiWord seemed like better converters, although this would be great for getting at the document's core text.

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