Latest entries (500)

Autoruns v13.93 Updated

billon on 12 Dec 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Dec 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?
  • Fixed a bug that prevented UserInitMprLogonScript from being scanned.
Latest comments
__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 ...;-)

MoisheP on 2018-12-10 21:35

Though v. 13.93 is available here, at Portable Freeware, the MS site only has v. 13.91 . Is this version again being recalled by MS?

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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

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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Process Explorer v16.22 Updated

Midas on 12 Dec 2018
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Nov 2018
  • 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?
  • Fixed a race condition that could cause a bluescreen.
Latest comments
__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.

__philippe on 2018-12-11 07:39

Glad to report Process Explorer v16.22 still runs merrily under WinXP,
despite SysInternals warnings to the contrary...;-)

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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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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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IrfanView v4.51

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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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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Mp3tag v2.91 Updated

billon on 30 Nov 2018
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Nov 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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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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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
Latest comments
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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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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AutoHotkey v1.1.30.01 Updated

billon on 11 Nov 2018
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Nov 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 AutoHotkeyU32.exe or AutoHotkeyU64.exe (for 64-bit OS).
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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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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Quick Any2Ico v2.4.0.0 Updated

billon on 8 Dec 2018
  • 372KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Dec 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Quick Any2Ico can take high quality icon or image files from a binary executable or resource file (.exe or .dll). Icons can be exported to a variety of formats with available sizing options. The program can also be used to add or remove image formats from icon files.

Command-line capabilities included.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download Quick_Any2Ico.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: ToYcon, Imagicon
What's new?
  • Improved:
    • Drag&Drop support;
    • Icon path retrieval.
  • Bug fixes.
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2017-04-03 15:10

Very nice, I am able to make icons with this app when IcoFX2 is unable.Quick Any2Ico has a small footprint & is fast and reliable along with being very user friendly.
MIKLO

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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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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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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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mp3DirectCut v2.25 Updated

billon on 20 Nov 2018
  • 500KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Nov 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?
  • Append by file dropping.
  • Multiple files can be dropped.
  • Re-encoded save mode.
  • Limit track time option for Batch.
  • Gain change detection on cutting.
  • Volume slider in text button layouts.
  • Some corrections and improvements.
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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Don't Sleep v4.91 Updated

billon on 4 Dec 2018
  • 159KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Dec 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?
  • Minor customizations for Windows 7-10.
  • Updating 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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Rufus v3.4 Updated

billon on 5 Dec 2018
  • 1010KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Dec 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Rufus, or Reliable USB Formatting Utility (with Source), is a small and fast utility that helps create bootable external drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks etc. The program is ideal for use with installation media from ISOs (Windows, Linux etc.) for working on a system without an OS, flashing device BIOS or other firmware, or you want to run a low-level system utility.

Functional on 64-bit systems.

Rufus Portable also available.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "Portable" rufus-X.Xp.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new?
  • Set the default image selection directory to Downloads\ instead of My Documents\.
  • Improved:
    • UEFI:NTFS compatibility;
    • Access issues by using VDS to delete all partitions;
    • UI and accessibility.
  • Fixed:
    • Broken detection of some EFI based images;
    • Broken update check due to server switch;
    • UI and accessibility.
Latest comments
DarkShadow on 2016-02-15 17:43

v2.7 released !

stisev on 2017-03-27 12:55

FYI I logged in to post this

The "p" in the rufus executible name makes it portable; otherwise, it writes to reg.
For example:

rufus-2.12p.exe is portable
rufus-2.12.exe is not.

Was driving me insane finding reg keys.. :)

TP109 on 2017-11-12 17:02

Great program. Small footprint and quick. Good tool for formatting USB drives and for making USB drives bootable with ISOs or DOS.

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RegistryChangesView v1.10 Updated

billon on 5 Dec 2018
  • 154KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Dec 2018
  • Suggested by billon

RegistryChangesView allows you to take a snapshot of Windows Registry and later compare it with the current Registry, Registry files stored in a shadow copy created by Windows, or other snapshots. When comparing two snapshots, exact changes are displayed, with optional export of the changes into a standard .reg file.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch RegistryChangesView.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Regshot, RegFromApp
What's new?
  • RegistryChangesView now consumes less memory when loading large amount of items.

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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PotPlayer v1.7.16291 Updated

billon on 12 Dec 2018
  • 57MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Dec 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:
  • Online subtitles database tab into browser window.
  • The ability to keep playback speed changes.
Improved:
  • Playback of HTTP streams.
  • Subtitle searching to match the video.
  • Speed of loading skin files.
  • The option "Remember playback positions within a playlist" so that it can be set individually in each playlist.
Fixed:
  • An issue that prevents to create thumbnail image when Bluesky Frame Rate Converter is used.
  • An issue that aspect ratio was abnormal when rotate function is used.
  • A problem where some MP4 files were playing fast.
  • A problem where styles in certain SSA/ASS subtitle files was incorrectly parsed.
  • A problem that can not play WMV/ASF files on certain PCs.
  • A problem that occurs when playing certain MKV files.
  • An issue where times in certain SRT subtitle files was incorrectly handled.
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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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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DesktopSnowOK v3.66 Updated

billon on 6 Dec 2018
  • 157KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Dec 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

DesktopSnowOK adds a little winter magic feeling (up to 2000 snow flakes) on your Desktop. Can also add flowers, stars or leaves.

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 DesktopSnowOK.exe or DesktopSnowOK_x64.exe.
What's new?
Latest comments
rodger123 on 2012-10-15 04:42

Neat little harmless program-wish it had skulls and other creepy stuff falling,maybe they could make a halloween version?

rodger123 on 2012-11-14 05:00

It did nothing spectacular for me,but I had my sister in arizona DL it and she went gaga over it!Must be a girl thing!Nice Job.

fullbug on 2015-12-28 15:16

Kinda cool, would be better if the snow built up a bit on the bottom of the screen.....

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DSynchronize v2.42.13 Updated

billon on 12 Dec 2018
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Dec 2018
  • Suggested by milentechie

DSynchronize lets you copy, move, or synchronize folders on your computer or over a network. The program can sync in both directions, making both folders up-to-date with the latest data, do realtime sync where any changes copied to destination and even verify it's transfers. The program can schedule operations, add timestamps to the destination folder and keep multiple backups (iterations).

If in use, the program can even eject a USB device when an operation is complete.

NOTE: By default the program does not send deleted files to the Recycle Bin, but are instead deleted outright. Use caution in initial sync tests with sensitive data.

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: MSVBVM60.DLL
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DSynchronize.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: FolderSync, Zback
What's new? See:
https://www.softpedia.com/progChangelog/DSynchronize-Changelog-34408.html
Latest comments
Hugh0202 on 2018-05-02 14:37

Maybe I misunderstood "synchronize"? If I have a and a , I want the destination folder/tree to mirror the source. This doesn't do that.
I thought I'd use this to maintain a second copy of my digital music collection, but when I did a bunch of tagging and renaming, and use this, the destination files were not renamed. I don't expect a utility to detect if the content has changed -- I just wanted (and want going forward) my "backup" to be exactly like the original -- with extra files and folders gone, and new ones copied. This requires a "utility" because much of the change to the source involves cleaning up filenames, so drag-n-drop produces two (or more) "copies" of the same songs in the backup.

Sinchu on 2018-10-30 05:23

Wrote to creator

BIG problem I tested your program today & it deleted a number of folders. They did not go to the recycle bin? Just GONE

There were 20 folders on the drive. Your program deleted all the folders that began with ## example D:\## Classical

None of the others were changed.

All I tried was copy one tiny folder to another.

Your program deleted 280 Gig's

Is there anything I can do ? Or just use UNDELETE software..

NOT impressed

his reply

If you don't select "Use Recycle Bin" the program deletes directly files.

DSynchronize is designed for Power Users, if you select some options without know their effect, can produce big damages.

#2

DSynchronize has been downloaded 66335 times on last two months. You are the only user that have reported these problems, so I think that the cause of these troubles it's an configuration error not a program error.

VERY SCARY program just deletes what it wants like another post above. So I am not the ONLY ONE

webfork on 2018-11-03 12:13

Sinchu: Emphasizing that I've used Dsyncronize for years and it's definitely my go-to sync program, I acknowledge any program that deletes files should probably send them by default to the recycle bin. I've added something to the entry.

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paint.net v4.1.5 Updated

billon on 5 Dec 2018
  • 58MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Dec 2018
  • Suggested by nunoleite

paint.net is an image and photo editing software with support for layers, unlimited undo, image effects and a tabbed thumbnail interface. The program includes a variety of paint bushes and selection tools as well as image filters such as sharpening, red-eye removal, distortion, noise etc.

The program supports plugins and will automatically start in 64-bit if within an operating system that supports it.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2
Stealth: ? No. Writes to C:\Users\~\AppData\Local\paint.net
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer inside the ZIP package, extract and install to the default location (C:\Program Files\paint.net)
  2. Open the file PaintDotNet.exe.config in a text editor and find this line:

    <add key="EnableWindowsFormsHighDpiAutoResizing" value="true" />

  3. Underneath, paste the following text:

    <add key="PaintDotNet.EnablePortableMode" value="true" />

  4. Save this change and copy the paint.net folder to a destination of your choice
  5. Uninstall the program
  6. Launch PaintDotNet.exe
Similar/alternative apps: GIMP, PhotoFiltre, PhotoScape, PhotoDemon
What's new? See:
https://blog.getpaint.net/category/update-news/

PCI-Z v2.0

billon on 31 Aug 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by bbanelli

PCI-Z is designed for detecting unknown hardware on your Windows based PC. It will help you determine vendor, device and certain details about device even if you don't have drivers installed. Software uses The PCI ID Repository, a public repository of all known ID's used in PCI devices: ID's of vendors, devices, subsystems and device classes. It is used in various programs (e.g. The PCI Utilities) to display full human-readable names instead of cryptic numeric codes.

You can find drivers for your operating system without a problem! Find drivers for your WiFi cards, audio cards, network cards or any other PCI peripheral.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package according to your system and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PCI-Z.exe.

Optionally, update PCI ID database to the latest snapshot.
Similar/alternative apps: Unknown Devices
What's new?
  • Significant code changes and speedups, improved pci.ids database handling.
  • Support for online verification!
  • Verbose PCI device status.
  • Various other code improvements.

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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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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Greenfish Icon Editor Pro v3.6

billon on 15 Sep 2017
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by risk

Greenfish Icon Editor Pro is a tool for creating icons, animated or static cursors and other small images. Can extract icons and cursors from executable files and icon libraries, batch convert image files to icons or other image formats and supports advanced selection handling (marquee, lasso and wand tools, saving/loading selections from files). Offers various gradient styles for filling shapes, and includes many filters such as remove matte, drop shadow, inner/outer glow and bevel etc.

The program opens and saves in ICO, CUR, ANI, PNG, XPM, BMP, JPEG, WebP and TGA formats and creates icons and cursors up to 256x256 @ 32-bit, which can also be PNG-compressed for use in Vista and above.

Include Greenfish Image Converter (for processing TIFF and SVG files), which requires .NET Framework 3.5.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder). Alternatively, a PortableApps version is also available: Greenfish Icon Editor Pro Portable.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch gfie32.exe or gfie64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new?
  • New:
    • Linux support;
    • Load/Save WebP, Portable AnyMap and TGA (Targa) files;
    • Contrast adjustment in Exposure dialog.
  • Improved: RGB Formulae (alpha adjustment, new operations).
Latest comments
olliebean on 2013-06-15 14:44

WARNING: this no longer comes as a direct download of the zip, but as an executable downloader which downloads the zip, but in the process you have to decline installation of about four different annoyanceware toolbars and addons. Also the downloader itself is not portable; it leaves folders in AppData.

thepiney on 2013-06-18 21:24

When you click the download link, a page opens with the download, just un-check the "Use our download manager and get recommended downloads" box. You'll get the zip file that you want. My Avast keeps blocking the site/file so I just disabled. After download I checked using VirusTotal and comes up clean.

billon on 2017-04-06 10:17

If you want load/save WebP under XP, DL v.0.5.0 -
https://storage.googleapis.com/downloads.webmproject.org/releases/webp/index.html

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ClipAngel v1.66 Updated

billon on 8 Dec 2018
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Dec 2018
  • Suggested by smaragdus

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

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

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .Net Framework 4.5.2+
Stealth: ? Yes. It can write temp files to standard TEMP folder of user profile, but you can change path to this folder in the program settings.
It can write to registry HKCU if you turn on AutoStart setting.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete unnecessary language resources
  3. Launch ClipAngelPortable.bat
Optionally, you can disable update checking by going into Settings - Autocheck for program update
Similar/alternative apps: ArsClip, ClipDiary, Ditto
What's new? See:
https://sourceforge.net/p/clip-angel/blog/
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-05-14 14:41

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

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

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

tormozit on 2017-05-14 16:46

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

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Universal USB Installer v1.9.8.6 Updated

billon on 30 Nov 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Nov 2018
  • Suggested by guinness

Universal USB Installer creates a "Live", or bootable Linux distribution without installation, on an external USB drive. A long list of distributions are available organized by the major groups including Ubuntu, Redhat and SuSE, as well as specialized distros for system management, rescue, security and more.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch Universal-USB-Installer-X.X.X.X.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer)
What's new?
  • Set the Fat32 or NTFS Format option to format only the selected Drive Letter.
  • Include a new option to Wipe Entire Disk (including all attached Volumes/Partitions). The Wipe Entire Disk option can be used to Restore USB drives made bootable with DD, or to convert them back to use a single partition with a bootable MBR.
  • Include ability to see which Disk the drive letter is on.
  • Improve DiskWipe option – rescan before creating a new partition.
Latest comments
Josh on 2011-02-22 01:08

Have a look at the license agreement page, which is displayed when the tool is run.

Pancho on 2011-06-03 01:21

Cool program!

Midas on 2012-03-20 18:48

By the same author(s), YUMI has the additional advantage of enabling multiple 'Live' distros to coexist on a portable USB drive: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multiboot-usb-creator/

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Tor Browser v8.0.4 Updated

billon on 11 Dec 2018
  • 121MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Dec 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: 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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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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File Blender v0.36

Checker on 13 Sep 2016
  • 22MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Sep 2016
  • Suggested by Cornflower

File Blender is a simple drag-and-drop file media file conversion tool to quickly and simply change basic aspects of files including format, with basic quality and effects that average users will need for daily use. Can modify a long list of image, audio, and video formats, as well as split/combine PDF/TIFF files.

The program even includes optional encryption component and options to cleanup/obfuscate CSS, HTML, and JavaScript.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch File Blender.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed: Ability to use perentheses in gui functions.
    ~Gui:Select(Audio,Yes[],No[hello()])~
  • Fixed: Dragging the main window when action menu was open caused an error.
  • Changed: Action button text alignment can now be configured.
  • Added: Ability to set GUI width.
Latest comments
webfork on 2010-12-08 22:50

Danny: thanks for making it :)

freakazoid on 2011-01-19 03:39

Nice and simple GUI! Could use a progress bar, but other than that, I can't say a bad thing about it!

allclownsareevil on 2011-06-23 02:37

This really is an awesome piece of kit, thank you to the author, Danny.

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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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GIMP Portable v2.10.8 Updated

billon on 6 Dec 2018
  • 402MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Dec 2018
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a powerful photo and image editor for composition and authoring. It can be used as a simple paint program, a high quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter and much more.

The program is cross-platform with versions available for Mac and Linux. GIMP Portable is the PortableApps version of the program, and includes an available add-on that adjusts GIMP's layout to mimic Photoshop and switched on single-window mode.

Alternatively, another portable package is X-Gimp.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch GIMPPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: TwistedBrush Open Studio, PhotoFiltre, PhotoDemon
What's new? See:
https://www.gimp.org/release-notes/
https://www.gimp.org/news/
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2013-07-08 12:39

Portable apps file appears to be missing.

webfork on 2013-07-10 00:22

hamasaki: works fine for me

JohnTHaller on 2013-07-10 13:27

There was a typo in the download URL on launch day that was fixed within an hour or so.

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SoftPerfect Network Scanner v6.2.1

billon on 2 Dec 2016
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Oct 2016
  • Suggested by NewKreation

SoftPerfect Network Scanner is a feature-rich, multi-threaded network scanner to find and identify network resources. Includes IP, NetBIOS and SNMP, can ping computers, scans for listening TCP ports, and shows what types of resources are shared (including system and hidden). In addition, it allows you to mount shared resources as network drives, browse them using Windows Explorer, filter the results list and more.

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

NOTE: latest versions of this program has gone commercial; linking to last available freeware version (thanks UserFriendly).

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 ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Select either 32-bit or 64-bit folder (depending on your OS)
  3. Launch the program by using "netscan.exe /ini" or "netscan.exe /xml"
Similar/alternative apps: NetBScanner
What's new? Added:
  • Passing PowerShell scripts as Base64 to wrap DOS-unfriendly symbols.
  • New expressions "Less than" and "Greater than" to the filter conditions.
  • Conditional column highlighting if a row value meets a specific criterion.
  • A list of disregarded account names in User and Group Membership queries.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-07-20 07:17

SoftPerfect Network Scanner 6.0.7 has been released, changes:
2015-07-19 - 6.0.7
· Added an option to allow ARP outside current subnet.
· Added adapter name in the auto detection dialog.
· Added official Windows 10 support.

Checker on 2015-07-20 18:38

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

giulia on 2016-12-02 11:13

hi
is not free anymore :(

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RTMPDumpHelper v1.22

billon on 21 Feb 2018
  • 168KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

RTMPDumpHelper easily downloads video/audio streams used by live streaming websites such as Hulu, justin.tv and others. Open a Web page containing an RTMP-format video stream in your favorite Web browser and, while watching the video, it is saved to your disk automatically as a .FLV or .MP4 file.

Requires proxy server toolkit "RTMPDump toolkit", which must be downloaded separately.

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 ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Download the Windows build of RTMPDump toolkit, and extract rtmpsuck.exe and rtmpsrv.exe into the same folder
  3. Launch RTMPDumpHelper.exe
What's new?
  • RTMPDumpHelper now temporary disables the DLL protection mechanism of Firefox in order to load RTMPDumpHelper.dll into Firefox.
    Also, be aware that Firefox is now installed as 64-bit Web browser by default, so you have to use the 64-bit version of RTMPDumpHelper if you have 64-bit system.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-09-17 23:23

For me RTMPDumpHelper is the most useful of all Nir Sofer tools. It is rarely updated but it is still working fine.

freakazoid on 2016-09-17 23:59

I use youtube-dl (command line) almost exclusively nowadays.

TVideoDownloader is a frontend GUI for youtube-dl:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2640

Also, there's some more info about youtube-dl on the forums:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=21879

smaragdus on 2016-09-18 18:37

@freakazoid
Thank you for your input. In fact I know TVideoDownloader. I have used another youtube-dl front-end- Moo0 YouTube Downloader:
https://is.gd/2UqwMT
It is not portable (perhaps it can be made portable?) and I update youtube-dl.exe manually. But I have not tested neither TVideoDownloader nor Moo0 YouTube Downloader with RTMP streams- I didn't know that youtube-dl supported RTMP protocol.
Note- I used url shortener because the actual link of Moo0 YouTube Downloader:
http://www.moo0.com/?top=http://www.moo0.com/software/YouTube/
is not shown properly by this site.

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Portable Start Menu v3.5

billon on 6 Apr 2017
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Jan 2017
  • Suggested by USB_Kx

Portable Start Menu is a program launcher that allows you to organize your programs via a simple menu system and launch them through a tray icon. If you are running from an USB memory stick, Portable Start Menu can be configured to automatically close all launched applications when it terminates.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. The application is in the {app} folder
  3. Launch psmenu.exe
Similar/alternative apps: ASuite, PStart, SyMenu
What's new?
  • Improved:
    • Better compatibility with 32/64bit system when starting certain applications.
  • Fixed:
    • Program icons were not displayed under certain circumstances when scaling was larger than 100%;
    • Entered applications could not be launched on some systems;
    • Ejecting an USB stick could cause the error message "Missing file psmstart.exe".
  • Smaller fixes/improvements.
Latest comments
starshakur on 2017-04-05 12:36

There's no 64-bit version...

billon on 2017-04-06 02:50

@starshakur, @Orca:
because it's work on 64-bit
there are psmstart32.exe for launching 32-bit programs and psmstart.exe - for 64-bit

starshakur on 2017-04-06 16:56

psmstart.exe may be essential to launch 64-bit applications (psmenu.exe doesn't start with either missing), but that doesn't change the fact that psmenu.exe is a 32-bit application.

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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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AnyBurn v4.3 Updated

billon on 22 Oct 2018
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Oct 2018
  • Suggested by joby_toss

AnyBurn is a lightweight CD / DVD / Blu-ray disc burning software with most common features. Includes the ability to burn files/image to disc, create an image from disc, drive info, disc copy, image file conversion (e.g. ISO -> BIN/CUE) and erase rewritable. Can also burn audio files (MP3, FLAC, APE, M4A, WAV, WMA etc.) to audio CD.

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

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. Choose either AnyBurn(32-bit) or AnyBurn(64-bit) folder, depending on your OS
  3. Delete unnecessary language files
  4. Create a file named anyburn.ini with the following contents:

    [Settings]
    CheckUpgrade=-2147483648


  5. Launch AnyBurn.exe
What's new?
  • Add "Finalize disc" in settings dialog box.
  • Some minor bug fixes and enhancements.
Latest comments
turionaltec on 2016-04-13 01:37

Thanks DzejPy. The interface seems clunky, but if it allows modifying bootable ISOs, it could be a winner! I've been looking for a suitable replacement for ImgBurn ever since they added OpenCandy bundleware. This might be it!

PAFuser on 2018-03-30 21:29

Windows10 Defender picks up anyburn.exe (64bit) as containing a virus, virustotal marks it clean for all other scanners. Malwarebytes scan (of folder) found no problem. Appears to be a false positive. Put in exception, have had no problems.

MoisheP on 2018-07-05 12:12

V. 4.2 scan: 65 engines report OK, but Bkav finds W64.HfsAdware.D281 and Microsoft finds PUA:Win32/InstallCore. False positives?

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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
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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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WirelessKeyView v2.06 Updated

billon on 22 Nov 2018

WirelessKeyView recovers all wireless network keys (WEP/WPA) stored in your computer by the "Wireless Zero Configuration" service. It allows you to easily save all keys to text/HTML/XML file, or copy a single key to the clipboard.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrative rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract a folder of your choice. Launch WirelessKeyView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Save All Items' and 'Export All Items' options.
Latest comments
el gekon on 2011-05-01 21:55

It doesnt work for me. Win XP and Win 7 too.

allclownsareevil on 2012-07-30 20:05

I suspect the reason people are claiming this doesn't work is because they are using the proprietary software that came bundled with their wifi card. This only works if you allow Windows to control your wireless network profiles.

Burn-IT on 2016-11-11 13:28

Also you need to be doubly aware that most Anti Virus products will see this utility as a threat.
While Nirsoft CAN be trusted, it would be a dangerous tactic to download this from a third party site where it could be re-packaged to include nasties.

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Process Hacker v2.39

billon on 29 Mar 2016

Process Hacker is a feature-packed tool for manipulating processes and services on your computer. Includes a simple, customized tree view, detailed performance graphs, list of network connections, comprehensive process list (including hidden), full control over processes, rootkit termination, and DLL controls.

Alternatively, Process Hacker Portable is stealth.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Settings location is specified by passing the -settings parameter to Process Hacker, together with the full path to the settings file.
Stealth: ? No. To make stealth:
  1. Delete/rename kprocesshacker.sys before launch or start the program with -nokph argument. Note that this will disable some advanced features
  2. Delete/rename plugins\UserNotes.dll before launch. The UserNotes plugin saves its settings in %APPDATA%\Process Hacker 2\usernotesdb.xml
  3. Although there is no automatic update checker, avoid this option in the Help menu as it will leave a trace in the Internet Explorer browser cache
License: GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file named ProcessHacker.exe.settings.xml in the x86 subfolder for 32-bit or x64 for 64-bit
  3. Launch ProcessHacker.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Process Explorer
What's new?
Latest comments
misan on 2016-02-02 17:39

btw the link for the BAT launcher seems to be broken.

SYSTEM on 2016-02-03 07:48

I added a link to Process Hacker Portable.

misan on 2016-02-04 20:15

Thank you.
It's a great app, I personally prefer it over Process Explorer.

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WebBrowserPassView v1.86

billon on 3 Jul 2017
  • 394KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by guinness

WebBrowserPassView is a password recovery tool that reveals the passwords stored by Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, SeaMonkey, Chromium, Google Chrome, Safari, Vivaldi and Yandex Web browser. This tool can be used to recover your lost/forgotten password of any website, including popular Web sites, like Facebook, Yahoo, Google, and GMail, as long as the password is stored by your Web Browser.

Currently, WebBrowserPassView cannot retrieve the passwords if they are encrypted with a master password.

To work with Chrome and Opera portable versions, go to 'options' and set the location of the portable browser folder. Select the user data folder in Chrome, and wand.dat for Opera. (Thanks to user "deer".)

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 WebBrowserPassView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Quick Filter' feature (View -> Use Quick Filter or Ctrl+Q). When it's turned on, you can type a string in the text-box added under the toolbar and WebBrowserPassView will instantly filter the passwords table, showing only lines that contain the string you typed.
Latest comments
chdchan on 2015-09-23 03:14

Portable browser e.g. Firefox's passwords can be viewed by manually setting Options->Advanced Options:
For example,
Firefox Profile=D:\Firefox\Data\profile
Firefox Installation=D:\Firefox\App\Firefox

Checker on 2015-12-30 17:50

@IanFromBarrie: Good spot!
@joby_toss: Thanks for correcting ;)

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FileOptimizer v13.40 Updated

billon on 16 Nov 2018
  • 194MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Nov 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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PeaZip v6.6.1 Updated

billon on 28 Oct 2018
  • 25MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Oct 2018
  • Suggested by Yucca

PeaZip is a feature-rich file archiver with broad support for 100+ archive types. The file manager interface includes a hash tool, file wipe, file associations, themes, estimated compression level, system benchmark, image crop/rename and much more. Note that tools setup through the task scheduler are not portable.

Formats supported include most mainstream archive formats, including 7ZIP, ACE (read), BZIP2, CAB, GZIP, MSI (extr.), RAR (extr.), TAR, UPX, ZIP, as well as it's own PEA format.

Cross platform (Linux/BSD) and a 64-bit version is available. Alternatively, PeaZip Portable portablizes bookmarks and includes both 32 and 64-bit versions, automatically using the proper one on each PC.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU LGPL
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch peazip.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: 7-Zip
What's new? See:
http://www.peazip.org/changelog.html
Latest comments
AndTheWolf on 2014-11-16 17:37

Download link (http://www.peazip.org/peazip-portable.html) raises a 404 "not found" error. Link instead just to http://www.peazip.org/ or to http://peazip.sourceforge.net/peazip-portable.html.

webfork on 2014-11-16 18:56

AndTheWolf: Joby updated, thanks for the note

Happy.Camper2 on 2014-12-24 02:22

My experience with PeaZip is to go to:

HomePage: http://www.peazip.org/
Download Link: http://www.peazip.org/downloads/peazip-5.5.2.WINDOWS.exe

Happy Holidays to everyone :)

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IP2 v1.04

smaragdus on 24 Dec 2016
  • 17KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Sep 2006
  • Suggested by guinness

IP2 is a small program that you can use to determine your IP addresses - both WAN and LAN. What this means is that along with showing you the traditional IP address that your computer is using in its local environment (e.g. a LAN) it will also show you what your IP address is from the perspective of an "outsider" on the Internet. This is in contrast to the many tools and utilities available on the Internet that simply return the LAN address, which is useless if somebody on the Internet needs to connect to your computer.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch IP2.exe.
What's new?
  • Updated to reflect out of date or changed web sites.
Latest comments
iHmB on 2010-07-24 04:41

Awesome~ I'm sick of going to a website to find my IP.

Irgen on 2011-01-22 05:02

when I use proxy the IP2 not work right,is display my router ip,not proxy ip

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Registry Finder v2.32.1 Updated

billon on 9 Dec 2018
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Dec 2018
  • Suggested by Midas

Registry Finder is a small tool for quickly searching the Windows registry and displaying the results in a list. You can edit found items or jump to an item in RegEdit in a single click. Search results can be saved to a .reg or a text file.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Archive" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch RegistryFinder.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: RegScanner
What's new? See:
http://registry-finder.com/version_history.html
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2015-01-16 18:06

Hmmmm maybe a Russian dating site? lol
MIKLO

MIKLO on 2016-12-16 18:05

Well I was able to DL this time without getting the Russian dating site now that's progress...unless they are busy hacking the Democrats :)

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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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QuickWayToFolders v1.3.6 Updated

billon on 10 Dec 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Dec 2018
  • Suggested by crownixx

QuickWayToFolders provides quick and easy access to a folder on your computer via a taskbar icon. The program window disappears when you click outside the window. Display modes include:

  • Desktop: Act like a mini-desktop, with small icons
  • Small Browser: very similar to Windows explorer in "details" view
  • Menu: Display folder content in a menu
  • Multiple Folders Menu: Display multiple folders content in a single menu (note that you must manually add them or nothing will appear when you click the icon)
In the "Menu" and "Multiple Folders Menu" settings, the program can act like a Program Launcher. Multiple instances of the program can be run with customizable icons and each entry is added to the taskbar.

To use the program as a root folder of a portable folder choose Options - Local path, then use a forward slash: "\". To set an image as a background place it in the application folder and set path as "image name.jpg" etc.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: No
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch QuickWayToFolders.exe
  3. Right-click the taskbar icon, select Options and uncheck "Launch at Windows Startup"
What's new? Bugs solved:
  • Displayed menu name for invalid folders.
  • Notification icon context menu.
  • Application crash that can occurred from time to time.
Latest comments
TP109 on 2016-03-21 12:48

@thehop

Thanks, those are interesting apps. I really find ShortPopUp especially useful.

smaragdus on 2016-03-21 21:28

@billon
Better trust the executable. Softpedia also corrected the version number:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Launchers-Shutdown-Tools/QuickWayToFolders.shtml

Midas on 2016-05-24 11:17

The version discrepancy should be noted -- the changelog at http://jacquelin.potier.free.fr/QuickWayToFolders/history.php stops at v1.3.4 ...

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foobar2000 v1.4.1 Updated

billon on 14 Nov 2018
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Nov 2018
  • Suggested by Barrette

foobar2000 is an audio player with low memory footprint and native support for most popular audio formats. It includes CD ripping, format conversion, replay gain, audio normalization, equalization and more. Playlist display and keyboard shortcuts are both very customizable. Additional functionality available via a wide variety of plugins.

The program can edit song tags (album and song name, number, year etc.) based on the FreeDB Internet database and even rename the original songs based on these tags. A file format conversion tool is available, but must be enabled with external downloads. Can even fix some MP3s with corrupted file headers.

Windows 2000 is no longer supported but users can download the last compatible version: 0.9.4.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. Select "Portable installation" and choose the destination folder
  3. Launch foobar2000.exe
Similar/alternative apps: 1by1, Boom, Winyl
What's new? See:
https://www.foobar2000.org/changelog
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2016-02-20 11:36

@Emka, sorry for the delay. No, I didn`t post on the forums.

shnbwmn on 2016-07-22 12:25

Great player, especially with a few tweaks. I use Meier crossfeed[1] together with Dolby surround emulation[2]. What this does is it spreads the sound out, as if you're listening to a live performance, and greatly reduces ear strain when listening with headphones (which I do 99% of the time). Other pluses are that it uses my own music directory structure, is very fast (opens in a snap), and it uses windows native look instead of someone's idea of a great skin.

[1] http://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_dsp_meiercf
[2]http://www.head-fi.org/t/447089/5-1-headphone-experience-foobar-configuration-for-all-stereo-music-files

Midas on 2016-07-22 15:49

@shnbwmn: FYI, Viper4Windows is a free general purpose Windows sound processor that includes similar tweaks, among many others... (V4W homepage appears to be having issues currently, but Softpedia has it: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Audio/Other-AUDIO-Tools/ViPER4Windows.shtml). Also available as Viper4Android.

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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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SearchMyFiles v2.90 Updated

billon on 27 Nov 2018

SearchMyFiles is a powerful alternative to the standard Windows search. It allows you to easily find files by wildcard, last modified/created/last accessed time, file attributes, content (text or binary search), and file size. The program is non-indexing, meaning it searches the drive directly, which is often slower but more accurate.

Can also be used to detect duplicate files via the "Search Mode" drop-down box.

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 SearchMyFiles.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Ultra File Search Lite
What's new?
  • Added 'Include Only Folders' field. You can use it if you want to only include specific folders in the search. Wildcards are allowed here. You can specify multiple folders (comma-delimited list). For example, if the base folder is c:\Shared and you want to search only subfolders with the name 'Images', you can specify the following wildcard in the 'Include Only Folders' field: c:\Shared\*\Images.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2014-08-14 17:29

SearchMyFiles 2.50 is out.

Checker on 2014-08-14 18:34

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

MIKLO on 2018-04-06 14:57

I have tried and used several search apps before and was not very impressed but as soon as I saw that this product was from NirSoft I knew I had to try it. NirSoft makes so many great apps that I use a lot, its difficult to say something new about them due to the fact that just about everything they make works great and is pretty awesome overall. One thing is 4sure the native Micro$oft search engine is close to worthless, so just about anything will be an improvement.
MIKLO

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SQLiteSpy v1.9.12

billon on 25 Jan 2018
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by MarcoNovaro

SQLiteSpy is a fast and compact database manager for SQLite. It reads SQLite 3 files and executes SQL against them with a graphical user interface that makes it very easy to explore, analyze and manipulate those databases.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware for personal and educational use.
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SQLiteSpy.exe.
What's new? See:
https://www.yunqa.de/delphi/products/sqlitespy/history
Latest comments
bro on 2012-01-26 19:32

@ReDeX I've tried SQLite Administrator for a few minutes... It comes in a zip file with needed sqlite dlls and it has no settings except language so it could be used from a USB drive. But it's not stealth, it registers itself to open .sdb files and a few others. It also has no unicode support as I can see. I couldn't find out where he stores language option setting... In trying to find that out, I have only found out that it doesn't work at all on my second computer... Don't know why though, I have genuine xp sp3 on that computer...

bro on 2012-02-08 13:49

Sorry about the off topic again...
I found out where SQLite Administrator saves settings (in %APPDATA% by default), but it checks for sqliteadmin.ini in application directory first.

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MyEventViewer v2.25

webfork on 30 Jun 2017
  • 92KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Jan 2017
  • Suggested by fred65

MyEventViewer is intended as an improved alternative to the standard Windows event viewer. The program allows the viewing of multiple event logs combined into one list, as well as the event description and data in the main window.  The program lets you easily select multiple event items and then save them to HTML/Text/XML file, or copy them to the clipboard (Ctrl+C) and paste them into Excel.

Vista+ users are encouraged to use the updated FullEventLogView utility.

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 MyEventViewer.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: FullEventLogView
What's new?
  • Added option to specify time range filter in local time ('Advanced Filter' window).
  • Fixed to save the time range settings to the .cfg file.
Latest comments
Mark on 2010-03-13 19:06

I forgot to mention that heuristic detection only indicates that something MIGHT be amiss, not that there IS something wrong.

zadadka on 2010-05-12 16:44

Connect to (other) computer would be handy.... :)
Still useful though.

NickR on 2011-07-23 00:36

It will Connect to other computer

The link to Nir's site above explains three methods:

'Connecting a remote computer in your network'
'Reading External .evt files'
and a further blog post
'How to connect a remote Windows 7/Vista/XP computer with ...'

Nir's software is always handy :)

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CPU-Z v1.87 Updated

billon on 13 Nov 2018

CPU-Z gathers and displays information on some of the main components of the machine, including CPU, motherboard, memory, GPU and operating system.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch cpuz_x32.exe or cpuz_x64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

Optional: To disable update check, edit cpuz.ini and change CheckUpdates=1 to CheckUpdates=0
What's new?
  • Intel Basin Falls Skylake-X refresh.
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX serie 20.
  • New AVX2 and AVX512 benchmarks (beta versions).
Latest comments
kc on 2011-03-17 18:15

useless. to most of us, PORTABLE requires us to be able to run as NON-ADMIN. can't use this. can't install it. not truly portable. don't get me wrong, I use it all the time on my cluster at home, just can't use this at work or on common machines at school.

dany on 2011-10-27 15:15

@Cattleya: Make sure you download the zip package, because the installer does the following:
"The kernel mode driver used by CPU-Z is installed on the system, that avoids to install / remove it at every run."
The portable version leaves no driver behind, just tested it.

@kc: I used to do sysadmin for a small non-profit org. 7 pc's and 2 printers, no big deal. I carried all my tools on a pendrive. Off course I had admin-rights, but this is a typical scenario a lot of us are in, so it's not entirely useless, portable is the way to go for sysadmins ;)

kleinkinstein on 2014-03-22 13:09

CPUZ is old, tired and practically useless. It's heyday was about six years ago. Speccy is a must for today.

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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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KeyTweak v2.3.0

webfork on 5 Sep 2016

KeyTweak is a simple utility that allows users to redefine their keyboard input signals by modifying the Windows registry. It can revert your layout to the default settings as well as warn you of some potentially dangerous modifications before they are put into effect.

Possible uses for this program (from the author): "Maybe you have an old keyboard and you really miss having a "Windows" key. Maybe you are used to using a different keyboard and you keep hitting the wrong key. Maybe you know that you are going to be doing a lot of numerical data entry and would like to change your Num Pad + key into a Tab key for a little while. How about changing Scroll Lock into a Mute button?"

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Windows registry. Due to the nature of the program and the reason for the registry entries we are accepting KeyTweak as portable.
Dependencies: Elevated privileges are required on Vista and Win7.
Stealth: ? No. Information is written to HKLM\SOFTWARE\KeyTweak as a necessary part of KeyTweak's backup function.
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch KeyTweak.exe.
Latest comments
TenaciousD on 2014-02-21 07:43

Here is a link if needed:
(credit goes to the Wayback machine!)
http://tinyurl.com/odq5wx8

Specular on 2014-02-21 08:48

Have been using this little app for years. Works under Win 8 as well as long as it's launched with 'Run as administrator'.

For some reason it doesn't display the keys in the same order as they appear on my actual keyboard, however the keys are still easy to remap.

Midas on 2014-02-21 11:21

Softpedia link (a little faster than Webarchive):

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/KeyTweak.shtml

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DevManView v1.55 Updated

billon on 5 Nov 2018
  • 141KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Nov 2018
  • Suggested by guinness

DevManView is an alternative to the standard Windows Device Manager. It displays all devices and their properties in a flat table, instead of a hierarchical treeview. In addition to displaying the devices of your local computer, DevManView also lets you view the device list of another computer on your network, as long as you have administrator access rights to that computer.

DevManView can also load the devices list from external instance of Windows and disable unwanted devices. This feature can be useful if you have trouble starting Windows on a particular machine and you need to disable a problematic device.

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 DevManView.exe.
What's new?
  • You can now change the number of milliseconds to wait between disable and enable actions when using the 'Disable+Enable Selected Devices' option (or /disable_enable command-line option).
    In order to change it - edit the config file (DevManView.cfg) and change the 'DisableEnableWaitTime' value (the default is 100 milliseconds).
  • You can now resize the properties window, and the last size/position of this window is saved in the .cfg file.
Latest comments
bro on 2013-11-01 19:17

I use this to enable/disable my touch screen on Windows 8.

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cStatus v1.0.3.1 Updated

billon on 6 Dec 2018
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Dec 2018
  • Suggested by hugonabais

cStatus is an advanced network scanning and monitoring tool for one or more addresses, and supports a data visualization, filtering and notifications. Monitoring supports ICPM and TCP ping with notifications, while IP address tools include port scanner, calculator, info and more.

Notably the program includes a Traceroute function with the ability to return AS# (Autonomous System) number and network name for each hop traversed.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch cStatus.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Angry IP Scanner, SoftPerfect Network Scanner
What's new? New:
  • New entry option that allows to auto reset history at 00:00.
  • Right-click on an entry allows to open the IP scanner of this IP, useful to port scan entry.
  • Bandwidth monitor tool (still work in progress).
Changed:
  • Time was displayed in total hours:minutes:seconds, now it's days.hours:minutes:seconds.
Fixed:
  • TCP Ping type filtering not working.
  • paypal.me link not opening.
  • A bug in the stop button layout of the IP Scanner form.
  • Entry option that allows to auto reset history at 00:00 was not running properly.
Latest comments
tgeri on 2018-09-28 02:36

The screenshot is of the "IP Scanner" part of the program not of the main windows. The IP Scanner is only a "tool" in the app!

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PDF-XChange Viewer v2.5.322.9

billon on 5 Jul 2018
  • 20MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Jul 2018
  • 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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OpenedFilesView v1.86

billon on 12 Sep 2018
  • 105KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Sep 2018
  • Suggested by milentechie

OpenedFilesView displays the list of all opened files on your system. For each opened file, the handle value, read/write/delete access, file position, the process that opened the file etc. are displayed. You can also close one or more opened files, or terminate the processes that opened these files. This is particularly handy when you are trying to delete/move/open a file and Windows complains that the file is "locked".

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_NIRSOFTOPENEDFILESDRIVER
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract a folder of your choice. Launch OpenedFilesView.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed OpenedFilesView to send the data to stdout when specifying an empty string (e.g.: OpenedFilesView.exe /scomma "").
Latest comments
Mark on 2011-02-20 09:13

There is a 64-bit version available:

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ofview-x64.zip

MIKLO on 2016-05-12 14:49

A very helpful program thanks for the hard work to develop this.
MIKLO

misan on 2016-05-13 16:45

It's a ~ GUI for openfiles.exe.
Nir Sofer gives us so many (to many?!)~ GUIs.
TU.

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Folder2Iso v3.1

billon on 30 Apr 2016
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Apr 2016
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Folder2Iso provides a quick and easy way of creating an ISO image from a given folder (and subfolders). The ISO image can then be written to CD using any CD burner that supports ISO images.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKLM\SOFTWARE\Cygwin
Unicode support: Partial
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract it content to a folder of your choice. Launch Folder2Iso.exe.
What's new?
  • Updated mkisofs to the newest version [3.02a06-win32-bin].
  • Changed settings file.
  • Tested and Ported : Windows 10.
Latest comments
Beeber on 2011-04-26 19:40

@ Magibon
Thanks for that!
Your help is much appreciated.

Magibon on 2013-04-06 14:31

@ billion, you can update it by clicking "Edit".

In addition, it's no longer stealth.
Now writes to HKLM, HKCU/Software/Cygwin

Checker on 2015-04-08 18:13

@ billon: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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BulkFileChanger v1.52 Updated

billon on 12 Nov 2018
  • 110KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Nov 2018
  • Suggested by guinness

BulkFileChanger allows you to gather a list of files via drag-and-drop, explorer, or wild card searches. Users can then execute a command, change properties (time/date/hidden/read-only etc.), export file list, or copy/move files to another location.

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 BulkFileChanger.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Fill Current Time' button, which fills all date/time fields in the 'Change file time / attributes' window with the current date/time.
Latest comments
Fredrik Lonn on 2010-10-18 20:54

Good simple program that can bulk shift time + or - for video files for example that has been taken in a different timezone without changing the camera time before the shots.

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PortableApps.com Platform v16.0 Updated

billon on 6 Dec 2018
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Dec 2018
  • Suggested by gp_hbk

PortableApps.com Platform is an all-in-one tool for portable software download, management and updating. An included launcher shows nested folders organized automatically by function or favorite status, as well as a cascading app view on right-click of the tray icon. The program's appearance can be customized with transparency and several color, texture, and background options.

Other tools include a find-as-you-type search functionality, available cloud installation, drive error checker, backup/restore utility, portable fonts, automatic application closing on shutdown and more. The program can also work with portable software outside of the PortableApps format (see Extract instructions).

Functional in 64-bit and WINE, includes broad language support and proxy support.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / 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/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download and run the portable installer
  2. Options are provided to extract to the local PC, connected portable drives, cloud drives, and custom directories
  3. Launch Start.exe

To add non-PortableApps applications place the program in its own subfolder under the \PortableApps subfolder and press F5 or restart. The new app will appear in the launcher menu under Other.
Similar/alternative apps: WinPenPack NetMenu, ASuite
What's new? See:
https://portableapps.com/platform/changelog
Latest comments
ihateyou on 2013-03-15 21:39

The PortableApps Platform has been updated (a few times) since this was last updated.
I believe the current version is 11.2 (also there is a version 12 beta, I think its Beta 2)

Please update this listing!

webfork on 2013-03-16 15:13

ihateu: checker got it

shnbwmn on 2018-05-10 03:26

Latest version (v15.0) now supports .NET programs, the first of which appears to be KeePass Professional (or 2.x).

https://portableapps.com/news/2018-05-09--keepass-professional-portable-2.39-released

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EMDB v3.27 Updated

billon on 28 Nov 2018
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Nov 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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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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BlueScreenView v1.55

billon on 16 May 2018
  • 95KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Jan 2015
  • Suggested by guinness

BlueScreenView scans all your minidump files created during 'blue screen of death' crashes and displays the information about all crashes in one table. For each crash, BlueScreenView displays the minidump filename, the date/time of the crash, the basic crash information displayed in the blue screen (Bug Check Code and 4 parameters) and the details of the driver or module that possibly caused the crash (filename, product name, file description and file version).

This program is useful for both developers and non-programmers to determine both the cause and possible workarounds for major crashes.

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 BlueScreenView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added Drag & Drop support: You can now drag a single MiniDump file from Explorer into the main window of BlueScreenView.
  • Fixed bug: BlueScreenView failed to remember the last size/position of the main window if it was not located in the primary monitor.
Latest comments
Mark on 2010-08-17 14:24

Great tool, and a utility that Windows Admin Tools should have by default. Disabling automatic restart and writing down error codes is one thing, but this is so useful when helpful other users who often fail to record the correct information -- and saves them doing so when installed. Two thumbs up.

webfork on 2012-07-24 18:45

Saw this tool getting used recently by high-level tech support folks. Definitely an important tool for Windows diagnosis.

webfork on 2013-03-30 02:24

Finally had a real need for this -- helped me track down a program that was misbehaving and causing a whole-system crash. Saved a whole lot of time when dealing with support. Wonderful.

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Caffeine v1.64

billon on 26 Sep 2017

Caffeine prevents an automatic screensaver or going into standby/sleep/hibernate, useful for presentations or playing video. It works by simulating a keypress once every 59 seconds, so your PC thinks you're still working at the keyboard. Double-clicking the program icon "empties" the coffee pot and temporarily disables the program, while doing this a second time re-enables it.

Other command-line arguments for more functions are present on the web site.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch caffeine.exe.
What's new?
  • Option for old icons added, 'cos not everyone likes the new ones.
Latest comments
triode on 2014-05-01 14:52

@Napiophelios: Likely won't work for WoW or any other network game produced after about 1999, because they look for game activity (positions and actions and other more clever things) for determining idle players, which has nothing to do with your computer sleeping or screensaving. Pressing F15 (which is what I assume this program does once per 59 seconds) has nothing to do with gameplay so it won't reset any idle timer on the server side.

smaragdus on 2016-02-07 11:57

Caffeine 1.61 has been released, changes in the latest version:
v1.61 - 10th October 15
Fixed bug with app not going active/inactive correctly when a timed period elapsed

Checker on 2016-02-07 21:14

@smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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HWMonitor v1.38 Updated

billon on 27 Nov 2018
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Nov 2018
  • Suggested by JohnW

HWMonitor is a hardware monitoring program that reads PC systems main health sensors including:

  • CPU temperature, voltage, power consumption and utilization
  • Mainboard voltages, temperatures, fans speed
  • GPU voltage, temperature, utilization
  • HDD temperature

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch HWMonitor_x32.exe or HWMonitor_x64.exe.
What's new?
  • Intel Gemini Lake processors family.
  • Intel Xeon E processors.
  • Fix issue with multiple graphics devices.
Latest comments
Craunch on 2012-08-14 12:22

Just checked. The .zip files currently available for download from the CPUID website are not empty now.

pravin007techno on 2014-08-18 12:49

then get from here without any worries
link: http://go4download.com/monitor-your-pc-temperature-using-hw-monitor-tutorial-download

softv on 2016-12-27 12:30

I use this regularly. Quite useful.

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CrystalDiskInfo v8.0.0 Updated

billon on 19 Nov 2018
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Nov 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?
  • Official support for JMicron JMS583 (required latest firmware – Japanese site), ASMedia ASM2362, ARM64 build.
  • Added ASMedia ASM1352R support.
  • Update Visual Studio 2017 Update 9.
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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Open++ v1.5.1

Checker on 9 Nov 2014

Open++ is a context-menu shell extension that allows you to quickly open selected files or folders with customizable commands.

Note: Main site offline -- linking to archive.org.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Ability to write to the registry to register the shell extension.
Stealth: ? Yes. Use the "Uninstall" option to deregister the shell extension when finished using Open++.
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch OpenXX.exe
  3. Select the "Install / Uninstall" tab and click on "Install" to register the shell extension
Optionally, for path portability: use the "%OpenXXDir%" argument in the "Program" field. For example, if Open++ is located in x:\apps\open ++ and you want to add a program from the Opera folder, enter %OpenXXDir%\..\opera\opera.exe in the "Program" field.
Latest comments
freakazoid on 2013-11-28 22:46

@the_watcher - I'm on Win 8.1 and don't use Windows Explorer that often so I can't really verify. I use CubicExplorer.

webfork on 2014-11-09 02:15

billon: updated, thanks

stisev on 2017-04-20 16:04

Does anyone know of a way I could use this as a replacement "Sendto" menu. There's no software I've found that can do it. I would love to make my Sendto menu more portable when reinstalling Windows.

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WakeMeOnLan v1.83

billon on 17 Feb 2018
  • 377KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

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

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

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WakeMeOnLan.exe.
What's new?
  • Updated the internal MAC addresses database.

ExifToolGUI v5.16

webfork on 7 Feb 2016
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Apr 2015
  • Suggested by AlephX

ExifToolGUI is a tool for viewing/editing metadata inside a long list of file types including document, audio, video, image, PDF, and more. For images, the program can both view and edit metadata information such as camera/device used, settings on the device, and even map the location the picture was taken if the camera has GPS capability. The program also supports IPTC and XMP tags, has batch capability, and can import/export all tags.

For privacy (and file size), the program can remove all metadata from selected files.

The program is a front-end for the cross-platform ExifTool. It extracts the content of ExifTool.exe to a temp folder under the user's folder, along with thumbs, if enabled.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application Folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: ExifTool: Open Source: Perl License, GUI: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download ExifToolGUI (look for the green link near the top) and then ExifTool ZIP (labeled "Windows Executable")
  2. Extract the contents of both ZIP files to a folder of your choice
  3. Rename the file exiftool(-k).exe to exiftool.exe
  4. Launch ExifToolGUI.exe
Similar/alternative apps: ExifDataView, JPEG and PNG Stripper
What's new?
  • Bug fixed shifting some date/time values.
Latest comments
gms9813 on 2012-04-10 18:56

Disregard that, I just got it working. The instructions were a little confusing.

webfork on 2012-05-02 23:01

gms9813: thanks -- updated the instructions a little, hopefully its easier

webfork on 2013-11-17 01:18

Everytime I use it, this program surprises me away with a LOT of data about files. If ever you want to try and understand the history, author, or other details about a given file, ExifTool is a great place to start.

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TextDiff v4.6

webfork on 20 Nov 2015
  • 987KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Nov 2013
  • Suggested by TPFC Fan

TextDiff is a text and folder comparison tool. It supports drag-and-drop of files, customizable color highlighting of differences, two-way merging, in-place text editing, etc.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. The files you need are located in the TextDiff subfolder
  3. Launch TextDiff.exe
Latest comments
NickR on 2011-09-05 18:21

CAUTION: Writes corrupt files on my XP sp3 setup.

File compare works (Superbly - my favourite by far)

But if I write file1 or file2 after executing the actual'Compare'
or some other edit changes. My file is written truncated and
in Unicode BigEndian UTF-8, which spoils my day somewhat.

I checked carefully and re-downloaded etc for a few days now.
May not effect everyone. Hope this helps someone avoid a problem.

Provy on 2017-10-09 20:01

I cannot open the .hlp file. Any suggestions?

__philippe on 2017-10-09 21:25

@Provy

TextDiff.hlp is a windows 3.x Help file. Under Win XP, Explorer will open it just fine.

Under Win7, however, Explorer will barf about an unsupported old file format,
but does suggest to download some sort of conversion utility.

Alternatively, TextDiff.hlp file contents could be converted (under winXP) to a PDF document.
PM me with your email if you want it.

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Mouse Recorder Premium v1.0.46

webfork on 7 Oct 2015
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Jul 2015
  • Suggested by bartelsmedia

Mouse Recorder Premium is an automation program for repetitive tasks. The program functions like a "macro," or tool that records mouse movements, clicks, keyboard input and then plays back the actions infinitely at customizable speed.

The program includes an editor allows users to enhance their recordings with powerful features. The advanced recording algorithm senses changes between record and playback conditions, such as moved or resized program windows, providing accurate, reliable and trouble-free Windows macros.

The program can work in concert with PhraseExpress for additional features.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: None if launched from USB thumb drive or with the command-line parameter "-portable"
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch mouserecorder.exe -portable.
Similar/alternative apps: TinyTask

MobaXterm Home Edition v11.0 Updated

billon on 1 Nov 2018
  • 26MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Nov 2018
  • Suggested by Mobatek

MobaXterm provides a basic set of Unix commands (GNU/Cygwin) in a single file. The program integrates an X server and some network clients such as SSH, telnet, rlogin, SFTP etc. accessible through a tabbed terminal.

Key features:

  • X server fully configured (based on Xorg)
  • Tab-based terminal with anti-aliased fonts and macro support
  • Easy DISPLAY export from any remote host
  • X11-Forwarding capability in OpenSSH
  • Numerous plugins including the GNU C/C++ compiler, GIT, SVN, MPlayer and more

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes. Passwords are saved to the "ini" file by default (this can be a security risk if someone else has access to your USB drive). If you already have passwords in the registry, passwords will still be saved there.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable edition" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file and paste the following:

    [Misc]
    HomeDir=%CurrentDrive%:\{YOUR_APP_DIR}\{YOUR_MOBAXTERM_DIR}\home

  3. Save the file to the application folder as MobaXterm.ini
  4. Launch MobaXterm_Personal_[version number].exe
What's new? See:
https://mobaxterm.mobatek.net/download-home-edition.html
Latest comments
__philippe on 2013-07-25 12:58

MobaXterm alternative: For a much more compact suite of Native Win32 port of stand-alone GNU utilities, *provided an X-Server is not required*, consider also
http://unxutils.sourceforge.net/

package download (3.36Mb):
http://sourceforge.net/projects/unxutils/

The classic, finely honed, single-purpose Unix tools "cat | grep | head | tail ..." are all in there,
(all 118 of them), including the perennial soul-searching 'whoami' operator...;-)

Tested and found to be running fine under winXP. Recommended.

__philippe

hamasaki on 2015-02-15 12:01

Absolutely terrific software.

MIKLO on 2017-04-03 14:39

@snaphat I am still using all the time, and I still love this app, thanks for your hard work on this product great job dude :)
MIKLO

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ToDoList v7.1.5.0

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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WizFile v2.06 Updated

billon on 14 Nov 2018
  • 17MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Nov 2018
  • Suggested by smaragdus

WizFile is a near-instant search utility for finding files and folders. Results can be sorted by name, size or date and file type (audio, video, image, compressed etc.). The program supports wildcards, AND/OR operations and much more.

The program rapidly searches NTFS-formatted drives using the Master File Table feature so it's ready for use very quickly after launch. The program also supports non-NTFS formatted drives and network shares (e.g. //servername/sharename), monitoring for file changes and making search results visible in real-time.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WizFile.exe or WizFile64.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Everything, UltraSearch, SwiftSearch
What's new? See:
https://antibody-software.com/web/software/software/wizfile-finds-your-files-fast/#whatsnew
Latest comments
olliebean on 2018-07-06 14:16

The version number has been updated to 2.03, but the download link still points to v2.02.

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STDU Viewer v1.6.375

Checker on 27 Apr 2015
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Apr 2015
  • Suggested by joby_toss

STDU (Scientific and Technical Documentation Utility) Viewer is intended to combine a variety of document, text, and graphics format viewers into one. The program includes a modern tabbed interface, search, rotate, thumbnail view, etc. The program can also export pages to an image file, create bookmarks, and more.

Primarily supporting formats used (as the program name suggests) for scientific/technical docs (TIFF, PDF, DjVu, XPS, and JBIG2), the program also supports a variety of others including FB2, Comic Book Archive (CBR or CBZ), TCR, PalmDoc(PDB), MOBI, AZW, EPub, DCX and both standard and specialized image formats (PCX, WMF, EMF, PSD).

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: GDIPLUS.DLL only on Windows 2000
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware for private or educational use -- commercial users must register.
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch STDUViewerApp.exe.
What's new?
  • Fix minor bugs.
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2015-04-28 03:10

Doesn`t work half the time, keeps saying the epub file is corrupt. Yet, they open in Sumatra and just about any other epub viewer with no issues.

Specular on 2017-11-15 14:16

Anyone know security-wise if this is still worth using? It's now been more than two years without an update and I wonder what the risk to using it is, vs say Adobe Reader with its never-ending vulnerabilities.

webfork on 2017-11-19 18:17

@Specular: I think if you're asking a question like that, it's probably wise to use an updated viewer. There have been a few PDF vulnerabilities over the past year, but I think you have to enable various Adobe-only extras that I don't think STDU has in it's program.

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Q-Jot v5.9.1

__philippe on 5 Apr 2017
  • 614KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Dec 2008
  • Suggested by Kenny

QJot is a rich text editor and WordPad replacement that can open various Word, Works, HTML, and even WordPerfect files. It also supports rich Unicode text and images and can 'Recover Text from Any File'. Saves to RTF, TXT, HTML formats, various DOC file formats, and WordPerfect.

Download link offline; linking to Softpedia.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice Launch QJot.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: AbiWord, Jarte
What's new?
  • Fixed line spacing bug.
Latest comments
donald on 2014-06-28 05:51

download link is broken

smaragdus on 2015-09-05 21:03

The actual QJot web page address- http://xtort.net/xtort-software/qjot/

webfork on 2015-09-06 01:51

smaragdus: thanks, updated

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ImgSearch v3.0.8

billon on 24 Jan 2018

ImgSearch lets you search and delete similar images across multiple folders. The program even allows checking for similarity from previous image analysis. Files are removed to the Recycle Bin and can be restored in case of a mistake.

Supports analysis of JPG, GIF, BMP, ICO, CUR, WMF, EMF, PNG, PCX image formats.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ImgSearch.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: AntiDupl.NET
Latest comments
__philippe on 2016-03-01 16:35

Worthy alternative to ImgSearch (which has not been updated since March 2007) :

Antidupl.Net 2.3.8 (Released Sep 2015)

http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7471&hilit=imgsearch&start=0

spicydog on 2018-01-24 02:19

Download link (and apparently website) seem to be broken.

Download from Softpedia: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Graphic/Graphic-Others/ImgSearch.shtml

webfork on 2018-01-24 20:37

@spicydog: thanks for that -- billon pointed it to archive.org (thanks billon)

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FotoSketcher v3.40 Updated

billon on 25 Nov 2018
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Nov 2018
  • Suggested by JohnW

FotoSketcher helps you take existing photos and modify them for a vintage or vibrant look, as well as a long list of available pencil sketch, pen-and-ink, or hand-drawn painting looks. All modifications include with a variety of settings and tweaks to control the look from dramatic to slight.

Also includes basic photo editing tools such as text, crop, rotate, even automatic contrast and sharpening.

Alternatively, FotoSketcher Portable is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download FotoSketcher_X.XX_portable_32bit.exe or FotoSketcher_X.XX_portable_64bit.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new? See:
https://fotosketcher.blogspot.com/
Latest comments
Checker on 2014-08-30 23:53

@ EL_DeLino: Thanks ... and updated ;)

smaragdus on 2014-09-11 00:44

FotoSketcher 2.96 released.

smaragdus on 2015-07-22 23:34

FotoSketcher 3.10 has been released.

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Snapshoter v1.8

webfork on 22 Sep 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Oct 2011
  • Suggested by joby_toss

Snapshoter is a small productivity tool that includes image and video capture program, clipboard manager, image composer, and a post-it note functions. The program can also make image edits with layers, scale, rotate, borders, contrast, add transparency, and use text or arrows. The program can add watermarks or create collages.

Supports skins, Dropbox, and saves to JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF or ILBM image formats.

Cross-platform with support for Mac, AmigaO/AROS, and MorphOS.

Note: Tooltips are visible at the bottom of the window when hovering over an item in the interface.

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the RAR package and extract (using a program like PeaExtractor) to a folder of your choice. Launch snapshoter.exe.
What's new?
  • Added copy from clipboard to collage mode screen
  • Added German language
  • Fixed some bugs
  • Improved CPU consumption
  • Minimum memory consumption
  • Alt + prtscr paste active window to snapshoter
  • And a lot of improvements more
Latest comments
julius on 2011-05-13 22:12

for me is great, but PNG or BMP support will be nice

magyar on 2011-05-24 23:13

very easy intuitive fast and clear program, i autoboot it everytime

allclownsareevil on 2011-08-16 16:12

Really glad I tried this, usually I use fascapture, but this has some great features over it. Like others have said an ability to be able to save captures as pdf would be nice, but hardly essential. There are other programs on here to convert images to pdf.

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HashMyFiles v2.31

billon on 6 Aug 2018
  • 97KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Aug 2018
  • Suggested by infimum

HashMyFiles is a small utility that allows you to generate unique file identifiers (hashes) using a variety of popular checks. These can help determine if a file has been modified or corrupted, as well as help determine the file's reputation by submitting to the VirusTotal database for malware analysis.

Formats supported range form fast to secure with CRC32, MD5, SHA1, SHA256, SHA384 and SHA512. The various hashing information can be saved to a report (text/html/xml) that includes name, path, dates, file size, version and other info.

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 HashMyFiles.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Hash, HashGenerator
What's new?
  • You can now resize the properties window, and the last size/position of this window is saved in the .cfg file.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-02-24 07:22

One cannot copy "SHA-384" and "SHA-512" values from context menu or via a hot key- to get "SHA-384" and "SHA-512" values one have to save to file ("Save Selected Items Ctrl+S") which is awkward.

__philippe on 2017-02-24 15:39

How about dropping a gentle hint to nirsofer@yahoo.com ?

smaragdus on 2017-02-24 18:05

@__philippe
"How about dropping a gentle hint to nirsofer@yahoo.com ?"
If someone does this I will appreciate- I remember that long time ago I messaged NirSoft about something and since I got no response I will not try again. More- lately I am not in a very gentle mood. ;)

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Opera Settings Import & Export Tool v0.993

webfork on 28 Feb 2017
  • 524KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Dec 2013
  • Suggested by Hydaral

Opera Settings Import and Export Tool allows backup and restore of bookmarks, mail, contacts, sessions, preferences, etc. and enables easy transfer of them between Opera installations in different folders or operating systems.

The program can find all profiles on your system, useful when searching for "lost" profiles, and then allows preview before importing or exporting. Additionally you can cleanly transfer individual settings and store settings files in their original state so exported settings can always be manually restored.

Also available for Linux.

NOTE: site offline; linking to archive.org and softpedia.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download and launch osie.exe.
Latest comments
Hydaral on 2010-07-22 07:39

Thanks dele, I have updated the download and website links.

Magibon on 2011-04-07 19:07

thank you very much!
i have been looking for a tool like this that was compatible with Opera :)

i was swapping the "Profile" folder, but that's quite crude.

Great find!

Emka on 2014-12-06 10:25

MyOpera is closed

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Tiny Hexer Small Edition v1.8.1.6

webfork on 3 Jan 2017

Tiny Hexer Small Edition is a minimal hex editor for binary files with an intuitive interface. The program features multiple file edition, the ability to edit sectors of the disk or other media including flash memory on drivers drive or digital camera. The program can change the virtual memory of other processes and open files up to 2 GB.

The "Small Edition" was originally developed for BartPE as a version that requires fewer system libraries and can operate on minimal dependencies.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file in the same folder and name it mpth.dat
  3. Launch mpth_small.exe

Terminals v4.0.1

billon on 27 Jul 2017
  • 12MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by rob.chartier

Terminals is a powerful network tool that tries to unify various network tools and connections including a variety of client services, utilities, and search. Supports terminal services and remote desktop (RDP) client and uses Terminal Services ActiveX Client (mstscax.dll), as well as RDP, VNC, VMRC, Telnet and ICA Citrix connections. Tools include Ping, Tracert, DNS tools, Wake on LAN, port scanner, shares etc. and can search computers in Active directory or in your network by IP addresses.

The program includes a tabbed interface, customizable toolbar and uses a master password for increased security. Settings available for remote desktop size, screen mode, and fonts, as well as colors for terminal connections. Terminals saves password and connection profiles, scripts, and other methods to organize your available connections (including search). The program will import many other types of connections and even sync them with Amazon S3 service.

Note: This version works perfectly from network shares, but not from mapped RDP-Drives.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET Framework 4.0, RDP connections require RDP Client 6 or higher.
Stealth: ? Yes
License: MS-CL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Terminals.exe.
What's new? See:
https://github.com/Terminals-Origin/Terminals/releases
Latest comments
Midas on 2013-09-28 16:06

Current version is 3.3 (stable), but DotNET requirement has been upgraded to v4.0.

Terminals is now compatible with MS Remote Desktop (DDP, AKA Terminal Services), VNC (Virtual Network Computing), VMRC (Virtual Machine Remote Control), RAS (Remote Access Service, VPN Dialup), SSH (Secure Shell), ICA Citrix, and Telnet...

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fSekrit v1.4

smaragdus on 25 May 2018
  • 57KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Dec 2009
  • Suggested by dasfx

fSekrit is a notepad that encrypts saved information in self-contained executable (.EXE) files. Created files don't need fSekrit and can be access by simply double-clicking the item and entering the correct password.

Uses the widely recognized 256-bit AES encryption and unencrypted data is never saved to disk, making it even more secure.

Functional in 64-bit.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware/Open Source (github)
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice.
  2. Create a new file called fSekrit.portable
  3. Launch fSekrit.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: CryptoTE
What's new? - fixed: long-standing bug where failing to save changes when closing fSekrit
with a modified document would cause fSekrit to exit, rather than notifying of
error and let user attempt to save again.
- fixed: saves are *finally* done properly, by saving to a temporary file and
replacing the current file only when all the file writing business is done.
- added: font selection dialog, no longer do you need to much around with the
registry to set another default font. The font is still not stored in your
document, though, and is single global per-user registry setting.
- added: "portable" mode, which (for now) means it will not use %TEMP% to store
it's temporary editor executable, but instead store it in the same folder as
the opened document. Registry is still used for font selection, though!
To enabel this feature, create a file called "fSekrit.portable" in the same
folder as the document you want to function in portable mode.
- added: URLs are now recognized and turned into hyperlinks.
- fixed: Read-only notes should be a lot more sane - changed from confusing
"make read-only" that half-worked to "Save As Read-only" that works :)
- fixed: Win9x and NT4 support has been broken since version 1.35. Release builds
are now done with an older compiler toolchain, and 9x/NT4 support is back :)
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Sherman J on 2018-05-25 16:10

You can easily get the fsekrit program from the wayback machine at:
https://web.archive.org/web/20170214195855/http://f0dder.dcmembers.com/fsekrit.index.php it says it is also valid for Win7 use.

Sherman J on 2018-05-26 12:56

I found that the version of the zip for fsekrit on the waybackmachine for 2015 is valid at 49kbytes size, the some in later snapshots are only 10kbytes and do not work.

smaragdus on 2018-05-26 18:53

@Sherman J
You do not need to download fSekrit from The Internet Archive, you can get it from its official website.

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JauntePE v0.6.0 Alpha

webfork on 5 Sep 2016
  • 799KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Jun 2011
  • Suggested by redllar

JauntePE is a suite of tools that allows you to make applications portable by virtualizing access to the filesystem and registry. It has a somewhat long and contentious history, but we are very glad that redllar has decided to make the latest release publicly available. For discussion and support, please visit the JauntPE Sourceforge web forum.

Note: TPFC also holds two JauntPE dedicated forums -- JauntePE Discussion and JauntePE Launchers.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL v3
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch JauntePE.exe.
What's new?
  • At redllar's request, I have updated this entry to point to the latest version of JauntePE and its new home/forum at SourceForge.net.
Latest comments
rbon on 2014-09-18 15:22

Portable JauntePE 0.6.6 Beta
- web site: http://www.portable-jauntepe.com-about.com/
- download page: http://www.portable-jauntepe.com-about.com/download.html
- direct download: http://sourceforge.net/projects/jauntepe/files/JauntePE060Nightly.zip/download
The link above download the file JauntePE060Nightly.zip and if You unzip it and see changelog.txt:
- gui's file version to 0.6.4
- runtime's file version to 0.6.6
Author is Redlar.

olliebean on 2016-01-01 17:19

Seems like this doesn't work any more in Windows 10. Although apps portablised using it in previous versions of Windows still seem to work OK.

Key Liune on 2018-10-10 11:53

JauntePE downloaded, just want to try it) I am a fan of portable apps!!!
I have experience Molbox, but this is no longer supported. Then he switched to Boxedapp. These programs are very cool!

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System Explorer v7.1.0

webfork on 5 May 2016

System Explorer is a tool for accessing a variety of system internals. It can also be used as a Task Manager replacement with detailed information about processes, startup entries, explorer/IE add-ons, uninstallers, services, drivers, connections, opened files etc. It has a registry/file snapshot feature so that changes to the system can be computed and displayed in tree view or text list format. It also has a processes security tool that checks your processes against an online database.

Alternatively, System Explorer Portable is available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Nagware
How to extract: Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice. The application files can be found under the {app} subfolder. Launch SystemExplorer.exe.
Latest comments
Ayman on 2013-12-10 23:28

i need to be able to run this app from a CD, it runs will but when i try to exit it won't close because it tries to write to the app folder (on the CD) and it fails of course, is there anything i can get around this issue?

bzl333 on 2014-12-25 16:17

keeps improving.

billon on 2016-04-22 02:05

Updated to 7.1.0, but portable version is gone, previous is gone, everything is gone, see more in forum topic

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HTTPNetworkSniffer v1.63

billon on 3 Sep 2018
  • 187KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Sep 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

HTTPNetworkSniffer is a packet sniffer tool that captures all requests/responses sent between the Web browser and the Web server and displays them in a simple table. For every HTTP request, the following information is displayed: Host Name, HTTP method (GET, POST, HEAD), URL Path, User Agent, Response Code, Response String, Content Type, Referer, Content Encoding, Transfer Encoding, Server Name, Content Length, Cookie String and more...

You can easily select one or more HTTP information lines, and then export them to text/html/xml/csv file or copy them to the clipboard and then paste them into Excel.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Capture driver (e.g. WinPcap Capture Driver or Microsoft Network Monitor), Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch HTTPNetworkSniffer.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed bug from version 1.62: HTTPNetworkSniffer crashed when selecting network interface without connection information.
Latest comments
Ascend4nt on 2012-01-07 17:17

Under Windows 7 (and probably Vista), you may need to run this program as Administrator for it to work.
'SmartSniff' (also from Nirsoft) already has a manifest that will ask for Elevated Privileges.. not sure why this one was missed?

I am Baas on 2012-01-08 05:54

@Ascend4nt

Thanks. Entry updated.

bzl333 on 2013-03-13 02:50

pretty cool program. useful for adding domains to a hosts file or IP addresses to a PeerBlock type of app.

works on raw sockets for me on winXP SP3 so no need to install anything.

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TeraCopy v3.26

billon on 15 Oct 2017
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Oct 2017
  • Suggested by AntBond

TeraCopy lets you copy or move files at the maximum possible speed. It uses dynamically adjusted buffers to reduce seek times, as well as asynchronous copy to speed up file transfers between two physical hard drives. When an error is encountered during copying/moving, TeraCopy will automatically retry and skip the files that cannot be transferred instead of aborting the entire operation. It also shows failed file transfers and lets you recopy only problem files.

Once the destination directory is selected, files can be dragged-and-dropped onto the window, even while a transfer is in progress. Once files are transferred, the Verify option uses a CRC check to see if files are identical.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Creates some files in the user folder.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. Choose the destination folder
  3. Select "Portable version" and uncheck the option to "Associate with checksum files"
  4. Launch TeraCopy.exe
Similar/alternative apps: FastCopy
What's new? See:
http://blog.codesector.com/category/teracopy/
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2017-02-24 18:50

Latest version for Windows XP is v2.3
Download: http://s3.amazonaws.com/codesector-us/teracopy.exe

AndTheWolf on 2017-08-07 18:22

Teracopy now at version 3.2

ammandaaaaaloriiiii on 2018-03-08 05:32

I've was able to copy about 10 GB of files from an aging and extremely noisy and slow hard drive via a USB adapter -- Would have gotten a head ache had I copied from windows explorer, or tried to. PS. 0/42 flagged by virus total, it's clean. PSS. Development seems to have slowed down but there's a beta floating that adds some features / fixes some issues...some other tools are better than TC like gsrichcopy 360/fast copy/robocopy

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Detect It Easy v2.01 Updated

billon on 28 Nov 2018
  • 14MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Nov 2018
  • Suggested by zzz

Detect It Easy (DIE) is a packer identifier in order to help define a file type. Comes in handy to analyze a file, determine its type and packer.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT License
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch die.exe.
What's new? See:
https://n10info.blogspot.com/search/label/Detect It Easy
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juverax on 2018-08-04 09:27

Detect It Easyv2.00
I checked two files in virustotal:
1) die.exe virustotal = 4/67 https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/3933bcc5ab10f3fc065c982d6b035af28aa10a33d2861e2c12896f960dae0ac8/detection
2) diel.exe virustotal = 3/66
https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/2f5b85c917cdc837fa93b3bd33adb5560084f4479d521256a52bc67d7b23540d/detection

Since the author also releases the source code, it must be false positives.

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Snap DB v1.5.1

webfork on 5 Sep 2015
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Sep 2015
  • Suggested by guinness

Snap DB is a simple, lightweight and customizable flat-file database (spreadsheet) application. Columns can be easily created, deleted, renamed and moved, and it has an instant search to provide rapid access to the stored information.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
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 SnapDB.exe (Windows XP and above) or SnapDB_ANSI.exe (Windows 2000 and below).
What's new?
  • When printing, added ability to add the header row into the output.
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Wolfghost on 2012-10-01 19:11

Anyone as have a code for config.ini to [Recent] to get rid of reading ??

Specular on 2014-11-04 05:17

Use this app all the time, very useful and lightweight. Recommended for any simple list management.

hamasaki on 2014-12-25 04:20

Very useful software, use it for a whole load of things.

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