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µTorrent v3.5.0(build 43580) Updated Adware

billon on 31 Mar 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Mar 2017
  • Suggested by Vurlix

µTorrent (or uTorrent) is a lightweight BitTorrent client that supports multiple simultaneous downloads, file level priorities, configurable bandwidth scheduler and speed limiters, even the ability to only run while user activity is detected. Also includes boss key, built-in search function, and RSS capability for subscribed downloads.

Note that this software was changed to adware after being added to the PortableFreeware database.

Alternatively, µTorrent Portable is also available, which automatically adjusts paths.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Adware
How to extract:
  1. Download the EXE to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file called settings.dat in the same folder
  3. Launch utorrent.exe
Optional: To disable advertisements.
Similar/alternative apps: qBittorrent Portable, Halite
What's new? See:
http://www.should.keepfree.de/utorrent_alltime_changelogs.txt
Latest comments
DarkShadow on 2016-02-17 10:10

@billon:
Download gives me a v3.4.5 build 41712 !

Checker on 2016-02-17 10:23

@DarkShadow: v3.4.5 build 41712 seems to be the latest stable version.

robzuc on 2016-02-21 21:26

As I wrote on 2015-09-26, the original software isn't portable. I don't know why it hasn't yet been blacklisted from this website... Anyway, I tried the PortableApps version, but initially it didn't work: I had to rename first uTorrent_Downloaded.exe to uTorrent.exe in the [\uTorrentPortable\App\uTorrent] folder.

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RetroShare v0.6.2 Updated

billon on 17 Mar 2017
  • 49MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Mar 2017
  • Suggested by lautrepay

Retroshare is a feature-rich communications platform for small groups of users with a focus on privacy. The program includes an exclusive and secure toolset for instant messaging, chat rooms, forums, direct messages (e-mail), file server, VoIP, channels for distributing content, and link exchange. It functions as an open, distributed alternative to many commercial groupware programs.

Additional features include RSS feed reader, status messages (away/busy), different modes for low traffic, transfer and disk space limits, plugins, skins, and much more. Cross-platform (Mac, Linux, BSD).

Great for small businesses, groups, and a safer alternative to most file sharing methods. Networks can be small or large, but communications between users are limited by default to friends and friends-of-friends, with more specific controls available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the "Portable" 7z package and extract (using a program like PeaExtractor) to a folder of your choice. Launch RetroShare.exe.

OR

Download the installer and launch. When prompted, select "Portable installation". Launch RetroShare.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: qTox, Brosix
What's new? See:
https://retroshareteam.wordpress.com/2017/03/12/release-notes-for-v0-6-2/
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ozziguy on 2017-03-14 10:17

Forgot to mention the portable version is now chosen from the installer

webfork on 2017-03-17 23:00

@ozziguy: Looks like they're still offering the portable 7zip version, and it's 20% smaller. I'll go ahead and list both. Thanks for the note.

billon on 2017-03-17 23:11

why, why the hell you need installer of any kind, especially here on TPFC, if there exist portable package???

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Deluge v1.3.14 Updated

SYSTEM on 7 Mar 2017
  • 52MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Mar 2017
  • Suggested by WIkiQUsK

Deluge is a lightweight BitTorrent client designed to be unobtrusive, leaving much of its functionality to available plugins (such as RSS and scheduler). The program includes encryption, DHT, Local Peer Discovery, µTorrent Peer Exchange, UPnP and NAT-PMP, proxy support, web seed, private torrents, speed limits, bandwidth scheduler, and more. The interface can be password-protected.

Cross-platform with clients available for Linux, OS X, and Unix. The program allows multiple user-interfaces including GTK+, Web, and console, with available password protection. Utilizes a libtorrent backend.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder: \data
Stealth: ? No. Temporary files are saved to %APPDATA%. For more details, read 1 and 2.
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. If present, move the files and folders inside $_OUTDIR to the main folder (where deluge.exe is located)
  3. Launch deluge.exe -c data

Optionally, delete the $PLUGINSDIR folder.
Similar/alternative apps: qBitTorrent
What's new? Core
  • #2889: Fixed 'Too many files open' errors.
  • #2861: Added support for python-geoip for use with libtorrent 1.1.
  • #2149: Fixed a single proxy entry being overwritten resulting in no proxy set.

UI
  • Added tracker_status translation to UIs.

GtkUI
  • #2901: Strip whitespace from infohash before checks.
  • Add missed feature autofill infohash entry from clipboard.

WebUI
  • #1908: Backport bind interface option for server.
  • Security: Fixed WebUI CSRF Vulnerability.

ConsoleUI
  • #2948 [Console] Fix decode error comparing non-ascii (str) torrent name.

AutoAdd? Plugin
  • Fixes for splitting magnets from file.
  • Remove duplicate magnet extension when splitting.

Transmission Portable v2.92 Updated

billon on 24 Feb 2017
  • 28MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Feb 2017
  • Suggested by Midas

Transmission is a simple and easy-to-use BitTorrent client supporting bandwidth controls, a web interface, peer exchange, magnet support, and the ability to watch directories. Advanced tools include blocklist support, required encryption, webseed support, tracker editing. Includes DHT, µTP, UPnP and NAT-PMP port forwarding.

Transmission Portable is a portable version of the program.

Functional in 64-bit.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch TransmissionPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: qBitTorrent Portable, Tixati, uTorrent, Halite
What's new? See:
https://github.com/transmission/transmission/releases
Latest comments
Midas on 2016-01-01 16:32

Please check the forum topic (from http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=75793#p75793) for v2.84.4 re-release notice, 2 later 'unofficial' versions and info about the 64-bit release...

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Tixati v2.53 Updated

billon on 24 Feb 2017
  • 72MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Feb 2017
  • Suggested by Ruby

Tixati is an easy-to-use file sharing program utilizing the distributed, peer-to-peer BitTorrent protocol. The program includes a clean, simple interface with the notable ability to prioritize files within a downloading torrent so you can get the first song or video downloaded and previewed quickly. Also supports customized download folders by file type, bandwidth throttling, transfer visualizations, encryption, prioritization, RSS support, IP filtering, and DHT and magnet links.

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

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 portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete tixati_Linux32bit and tixati_Linux64bit. Launch tixati_Windows32bit.exe or tixati_Windows64bit.exe (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: BitComet, qBittorent, uTorrent, Halite
What's new? See:
https://www.tixati.com/news/
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smaragdus on 2017-02-24 20:33

Tixati is not "72MB (uncompressed)"- it is either 38 MB (x32) or 36 MB (x64).

__philippe on 2017-02-24 21:12

@billon

Thanks for your quietly updating Tixati's main entry, following the above agitation...;-)

  • "Uncompressed size": revised total footprint of relevant Win PE binaries
  • "How-to-extract": added pertinent advice to discard irrelevant Unix binaries

__philippe on 2017-02-24 23:33

@smaragdus
(Tixati is not "72MB (uncompressed)"- it is either 38 MB (x32) or 36 MB (x64).)

Quite so, strictly speaking...

BUT...

Currently, the "Uncompressed size" field is formally defined in the entry form as:
   "Total size of application files when fully unarchived/uncompressed".

We don't really want to open a whole 'nother can of worms about what exactly ought to be the appropriate scope of the "uncompressed size" field definition, with implication for every current entry in the Data Base, do we ?

...;-)

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