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DocFetcher v1.1.20 Updated

billon on 15 Jun 2018
  • 51MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Jun 2018
  • Suggested by vixay

DocFetcher indexes your computer, making the contents of a wide variety of files instantly searchable. Selecting a search result shows a preview of the file with text highlighted and without formatting. You can filter results by location, file type, minimum and/or maximum filesize and more. The program can index Microsoft Office, OpenOffice/LibreOffice, PDF, RTF, EPUB, HTML and more formats from drives, external volumes, archive files and Outlook .PST files.

Cross-platform and functional on OS X and Linux.

Note: DocFetcher requires that you add folders/drives that you want to view before searching. See the "Basic Usage" section of the homepage for a few intro steps. When adding to the search scope, make sure to check "Store relative paths if possible"

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Java Runtime Environment 1.7 or higher, see forum for use with Java Portable
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Eclipse Public License
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DocFetcher.exe.

If you see a memory error (very rare): either reduce the size/number of files indexed, or do the following (64-bit users only):

  1. In a text editor, edit misc\DocFetcher.bat so that the last line reads -Xmx4096m
  2. Move this file to the main folder
  3. Save and launch DocFetcher.bat, ignoring DocFetcher.exe from now on
Similar/alternative apps: SearchMyFiles
What's new? See:
http://docfetcher.sourceforge.net/wiki/doku.php?id=changelog
Latest comments
Checker on 2015-02-18 17:23

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

webfork on 2015-06-30 01:35

Tremendous search program that has saved me again and again, finding files and content that other programs miss. Each version seems to add to the pile of file formats it can index. As a result, it's on every machine I own and some I don't.

MoisheP on 2018-06-17 01:13

DocFetcher indexes many formats, such as LibreOffice documents, that Microsoft Search (aka Cortana) does not, or does incompletely. It also uses far less CPU time, once the initial indexing is completed, than MS. DocFetcher also runs on Linux. Results can be sorted by likelihood of match, as well as filename, type, date etc. Only downside is that it requires Java.

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DirSync Pro v1.53

billon on 9 Mar 2018
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by karl_karlsson

DirSync Pro is a small but powerful utility for file and folder synchronization. The program can be used to synchronize the content of one or many folders recursively. The program can make both real-time sync (as it happens) as well as incremental updates.

Cross-platform (Java) with clients available for Mac and Linux. Alternatively, a WinPenPack version is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Java JRE 1.7.0 or above is needed to run DirSync Pro.
Reported to work with jPortable with the jPortable Launcher.
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DirSyncPro.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: WinDataReflector
What's new? See:
https://www.dirsyncpro.org/news.html
Latest comments
webfork on 2016-05-22 04:59

Although I've been more focused on Bvckup 2 for Windows (due to the delta copy feature), DirSync Pro comes in handy on occasions and is far and away my favorite sync program on Mac.

smaragdus on 2016-05-22 06:15

@webfork
I also like and use DirSync Pro- it is packed with features and has a great preview (Analyze).

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XMind 8 v3.7.7 Updated

webfork on 27 May 2018
  • 471MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by Gannon8

XMind is a mind-mapping program with a variety of available diagramming tools for flowcharts, organizational charts, timelines and more. It can be used for brain storming, illustrating or categorizing ideas, note taking, conceptualizing and more. It supports drag-and-drop of elements, export to other formats and is compatible with most other mind-mapping programs.

Some advanced functions are restricted to the pro version but can be (mostly) removed via Edit - Preferences - XMind Pro and checking "Hide Plus/Pro features".

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Unicode support: Yes
License: EPL/LGPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch xmind.exe. When prompted, decline to install Bonjour for local network sharing.

Optionally:
  • Run Associate_XMind_File.bat to associate the program with .xmind files (this is not portable and must be run on each machine)
  • To save space, if you are sure you'll have Java installed on any machine you use, you can delete the JRE folder (thanks mc)
Similar/alternative apps: Blumind
What's new? See:
http://www.xmind.net/download/win/
Latest comments
JohnW on 2017-08-30 10:36

A small point...
The download is now 'pure' Windows.
Other OS files are not present.
Perhaps mod the initial blurb

__philippe on 2017-08-30 13:15

Late to the Xmind party,...and yet:

Talk about BLOATED software indeed: 471MB ! fer chrissake (excuse my french)...:-(

One could draw half-decent "Mind Map" diagrams with EVE (182KB) just as well...;-)
https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=618

hamasaki on 2018-05-21 18:33

Selecting "Hide Plus/Pro features" does nothing, it still shows the PRO features.

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Data Crow v4.2.2

webfork on 15 Mar 2018
  • 96MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by Wolfghost

Data Crow is a powerful media cataloger and organizer that allows users to manage all their audio, software, book, movie and photo collections in one customizable tool. The program can create a huge database containing all your collected items. Connects with online services like Amazon, IMDB, Softpedia and MusicBrainz to retrieve media information and avoid manual entry. Includes an optional internal web server and web interface, import file information (mp3, divx, xvid etc.) and reporting (HTML and PDF). Modular to include new types of collections (e.g. a stamp collection).

Both 32 and 64-bit versions included. Functional on Mac/Linux machines with Java installed.

Alternatively:

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Java 1.6 (or higher) from Oracle
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the full version ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a folder data in the application directory
  3. Launch datacrow32bit.exe or datacrow64bit.exe
  4. When prompted to select a location for saving settings, save to the data folder
What's new? See:
http://www.datacrow.net/#news
Latest comments
Danix on 2011-04-08 21:54

Also winPenPack has released Datacrow as portable app.
Note: the JRE setup will be downloaded and installed automatically in winPenPack "Lib" directory.
http://www.winpenpack.com/main/download.php?view.941

Emka on 2013-12-15 17:13

v3.12.5 is out, still portable?

Emka on 2014-12-06 15:17

v4 available

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muCommander v0.9.2

billon on 11 Jun 2017
  • 18MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Jun 2017
  • Suggested by spillej

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

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

Alternatively, X-muCommander is also available (thanks Danix).

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Java Portable
Stealth: ? No. Saves some temporary information to User\LocalSettings\Temp
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the "portable" tar.gz package and see forum post for further instructions.
Similar/alternative apps: Multi Commander
What's new? See:
https://github.com/mucommander/mucommander/blob/release_0_9_2/package/readme.txt
Latest comments
Danix on 2011-04-08 21:37

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

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