Latest entries (500)

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 7 Aug 2017
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Aug 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 32-bit ANSI (Win95-ME), Unicode (WinNT-XP), or 64-bit and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a file named Imagine.ini with the following content:

    [BrowserOption]
    ThumbnailDirectory=2

  3. Optionally, delete unnecessary language files and Total Commander plugins
  4. Launch Imagine.exe or Imagine64.exe
What's new? Added:
  • Command line parameter 'crop'.
  • Transparency for XPM.
Fixed:
  • Support for High-DPI awareness.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-08-07 09:13

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

Complete Changelog history: (2003-2017)

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

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

Midas on 2017-08-09 11:15

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

__philippe on 2017-08-09 14:11

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

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

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Angry IP Scanner v2.21

billon on 8 Jun 2017
  • 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
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: GPL v2
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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Defraggler v2.22.995 Updated

billon on 22 May 2018
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 May 2018
  • Suggested by atao.m

Defraggler improves drive performance by organizing data at a file system level. Since files over time spread out over a drive, occasional "defragmentation" can help reduce drive seek time. Uniquely, Defraggler can function at a file or folder-level to help clean up specific areas, or the whole disk. The program will also list fragmented files and their locations.

The package includes both 32-bit and a 64-bit versions, as well as a command line program. This tool is not recommended for SSD drives or other flash-based media.

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 "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Defraggler.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: WinContig
What's new? See:
https://www.ccleaner.com/news/release-announcements
Latest comments
__philippe on 2013-07-22 13:58

For quick-and-dirty, single file specific defrag job, I tend to favor Sysinternals' Mark Russinovich CLI implementation (as in Clean-and-Lean-Interface...;-)

Blindlingy fast, small footprint (208k) Contig.exe V1.7

http://download.sysinternals.com/files/Contig.zip

__philippe

Checker on 2014-03-25 14:25

:D
Sorry, I really missed that.

webfork on 2014-03-29 16:12

Thanks checker

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Core Temp v1.12.1 Updated

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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7-Zip Portable v18.05 Updated

billon on 6 May 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.

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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Wireless Network Watcher v2.18 Updated

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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Mp3tag v2.87a Updated

billon on 29 Mar 2018
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Mar 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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IrfanView v4.51 Updated

billon on 27 Feb 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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RegSeeker v4.57 Updated

billon on 13 May 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 May 2018
  • Suggested by Crash

RegSeeker is a registry tool with search, cleaner, viewer and available optimization tweaks. You can search for any item inside your registry, export/delete the results and open them in the registry. The viewer can look at many aspects of the registry including startup entries, several histories (even index.dat files), installed applications etc.

Includes a tool to search for duplicate files and invalid shortcuts.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch RegSeeker.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new?
  • New:
    • Junk files results display with easier selection for deletion;
    • Office 2016 product key support.
  • Fixes deleting some registry keys.
  • Other several fixes and optimizations.
Latest comments
@thehop on 2013-07-16 16:03

There is now a 'Regres.dll' in the RegSeeker2.55.zip Archive.

FAQ: Does anybody know, for what this DLL is?

thx

I am Baas on 2013-09-22 03:16

@thehop

Yes, I do.

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AutoHotkey v1.1.29.00 Updated

billon on 24 May 2018
  • 895KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 May 2018
  • Suggested by Jon Pajela

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

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

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

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

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

Checker on 2015-03-08 11:32

@ lintalist: Thanks ... and updated ;)

shnbwmn on 2016-03-13 17:01

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

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Autoruns v13.82

billon on 14 Feb 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Feb 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?
  • Show OneNote addins.
  • Fixed several bugs.
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2016-07-31 13:49

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

__philippe on 2017-09-12 10:36

Autoruns v13.80 released 11SEP2017

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

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

__philippe on 2017-09-13 14:07

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

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

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

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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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HashMyFiles v2.30 Updated

billon on 18 May 2018
  • 96KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 May 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?
  • The 'Copy MD5/SHA1/CRC32/SHA256' options now work with multiple selected items.
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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DNS Benchmark v1.3.6668.0 Updated

billon on 10 May 2018
  • 166KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by linuxamp

DNS Benchmark can help speed up internet service through the analysis of multiple Domain Name System servers. The graphical analysis can help you avoid slow and overloaded servers. Users who may have an especially bad DNS problem will see a noticeably slow reaction after typing in a www.whatever.com address and the website appearing.

Since Google's DNS and the OpenDNS services may or may not be a good option, this tool can help you determine that clearly.

Functional in WINE.

Note that this program does not have the ability to modify your DNS. Users must modify system settings or use a tool like QuickSetDNS.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll / Wine
Writes settings to: None
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download DNSBench.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2018-05-10 20:38

Much useful tool, works fine under Win7.
Sadly, bombs under WinXP; perhaps the "OS Requirements" field needs updating?

billon on 2018-05-10 23:46

@__philippe:

works without any problems here

__philippe on 2018-05-11 04:26

Dunno, some oddity with my old WinXP machine config ?

For "statistical confidence"'sake, would another fellow member also
kindly try and run Steve Gibson's fine DNS Benchmark tool under XP ?

Thanks.

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Don't Sleep v4.44 Updated

billon on 16 May 2018
  • 189KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 May 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?
  • Some small adjustments.
  • Test on Windows 10 Update Build 1804 - 17134 (Redstone 4).
  • Language files update.
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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CCleaner v5.43.6520 Updated

billon on 23 May 2018
  • 22MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 May 2018
  • Suggested by Ennovy

CCleaner is a feature-rich system optimization and privacy tool. The program cleans unused, temporary and log files from your system, as well as traces of online activities such as Internet history and flash cookies. The program contains startup controls for Windows, major internet browsers and context menu entries. Includes a separate registry cleaner, duplicate search, system restore tool and can wipe both deleted files and drive free space for security.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder). Monitoring functions are only available in the pro version.

An unofficial set of community developed cleaning rules can be found here however it should be noted that many of these rules are alpha and the developers will not provide support for these rules, a thread in the users forum is dedicated to supporting the add-on rules.

Alternatively, ccPortable is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights under Windows Vista or above
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete License.txt and unnecessary language files
  3. Launch CCleaner.exe or CCleaner64.exe (for 64-bit OS)

If the "Portable" ZIP package is not yet available:
  1. Download the installer and extract CCleaner.exe or CCleaner64.exe and necessary language files using 7-Zip to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a file named ccleaner.ini in the same folder
  3. Launch CCleaner.exe or CCleaner64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
Similar/alternative apps: BleachBit
What's new? See:
https://www.ccleaner.com/news/release-announcements
Latest comments
PAFuser on 2017-12-31 23:06

Now available as from PortableApps,com as ccPortable: https://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/ccportable

webfork on 2018-01-01 16:56

Thanks PAFuser -- added to entry.

agam on 2018-05-02 10:57

CCleaner 5.40.6411 from 7.2.2018 (8003664 B) is the last version that does NOT access the Intenet !

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CurrPorts v2.51 Updated

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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mp3DirectCut v2.24

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

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

Functional in Linux via WINE.

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

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

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

Specular on 2016-02-20 12:47

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

j7n on 2017-04-06 22:59

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

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

I wish it also supported common simple video soundtrack formats.

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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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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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DSpeech v1.69.73 Updated

billon on 15 May 2018
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 May 2018
  • Suggested by AlephX

DSpeech is a text-to-speech program with the option of saving the output to a variety of formats, great for creating audio books from text sources. It also supports dynamically changing the features of the voices e.g. insert pauses, emphasize specific words, spell them out etc. using tags.

The program works out-of-the-box on WinXP and above, using the included Microsoft speech engine SAPI5. For WinNT/2K, you will need to install the speech engine separately. You will find links to plugins, speech engines and voice sets on the program website.

The program can import text from TXT, DOC, DOCX, RTF, HTML, XML and PDF and output to MP3, OGG, AAC, WMA, OPUS and AMR.

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft speech engine SAPI5
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DSpeech.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language and manual files.
Similar/alternative apps: Balabolka
What's new? See:
http://www.softpedia.com/progChangelog/DSpeech-Changelog-36935.html
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-04-01 21:46

I tried to test DSpeech but it failed to run on my system (Windows 8.1)- what are its requirements?

AndTheWolf on 2017-02-22 20:48

Now at v1.63.0

Happy.Camper2 on 2017-06-10 17:28

DSpeech is now version 1.63.3 Released 2017 Mar 27 at Authors site.
http://dimio.altervista.org/eng/index.html

Download Link=>
http://dimio.altervista.org/stats/download.php?id=5

DSpeech is now available in .paf format over at portableapps.com - version 1.63.3 Released 2017 Jun 09
https://portableapps.com/apps/accessibility/dspeech-portable

Download Link=>
http://download3.portableapps.com/portableapps/dspeechportable/DSpeechPortable_1.63.3.paf.exe

Enjoy!

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Xlideit Image Viewer v1.0.180518 Updated

billon on 18 May 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 May 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

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

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

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

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

Optionally:
  1. Choose the gear icon (Settings) and select the Setup tab (this may or may not automatically appear upon opening your first image)
  2. Uncheck "Add a shortcut to the start menu"
Similar/alternative apps: FastStone Image Viewer, JPEGview, NexusImage, MycView
What's new?
  • Button to set the wallpaper in the toolbar (hidden by default).
  • Button to show drawing options in image processing panel.
  • Line smooth and smooth on draw options moved to drawing tools.
  • Option to fade out the tooltips in program settings.
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2016-02-01 17:13

Great viewer, currently my favourite.

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ImgBurn v2.5.8.0 Updated

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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Pazera Free Audio Extractor v2.7

billon on 30 Jan 2018
  • 34MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by jack

Pazera Free Audio Extractor takes the audio from most major video files without loss of sound quality or converts them to a variety of common audio formats. The program can also behave as a simple conversion tool from one audio format to another (e.g. AAC to MP3).

Some supported formats include (audio) MP3, AAC, AC3, WMA, M4A, FLAC, OGG, WAV, ALAC, WavPack, AIFF; (video) AVI, FLV, MP4, MPG, MOV, RM, 3GP, WMV, VOB, MKV, WebM and OGV.

Note: By default, the program will extract/convert to MP3. Select "Try extract original audio stream" to avoid re-encoding. This is faster, but may result in a format some devices can't read. Additionally, the program has a number of predefined settings (profiles) specially designed for novice users. More advanced users can easily customize audio encoding parameters with output parameters.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
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 AudioExtractor.exe or AudioExtractor64.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary languages and styles.
Similar/alternative apps: Free Audio Extractor
What's new?
  • Updated conversion engine (FFmpeg) and multimedia information library (MediaInfo).
  • Fixed:
    • An error causing incorrect mapping of audio streams when setting FFmpeg conversion parameters in files containing multiple audio streams and at least one video stream;
    • Restoring the main window position after program restart when visual styles are enabled.
  • Added the ability to select visible columns from the context menu of the file list and from the main menu.
  • Automatic scrolling of text in the window with the conversion progress.
Latest comments
rogerthedodger on 2014-08-02 05:25

Version 2.1 now out

Checker on 2014-08-02 09:36

@ rogerthedodger: Thanks ... and updated ;)

bitcoin on 2018-02-28 12:02

nice program, i use all the time

should be a pause button and also if the program is minimized the popup screen wont close when finished, have to close the entire program. other than that excellent

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UNetbootin v6.61 Updated

billon on 30 Apr 2018
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by donald

UNetbootin allows you to create a bootable operating system on a USB drive without burning a CD. Can use regular ISO files or download from any of the major Linux and FreeBSD distributions (Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE, NetBSD, etc.) as well as bootable system utilities for repair, recovery, testing and more.

Also available for Mac and Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download unetbootin-windows-xxx.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: Universal USB Installer, Rufus
What's new? See:
https://github.com/unetbootin/unetbootin/commit/master
Latest comments
bzl333 on 2013-07-27 00:36

up to version 5.85 now at sourceforge.

TP109 on 2014-11-26 02:56

This is ideal for installing Linux distros. Has worked flawlessly so far. Can't say the same for similar apps.

webfork on 2016-10-10 22:00

I used this program successfully to get Ubuntu set up on an old Mac.

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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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PeaZip v6.6.0 Updated

billon on 6 May 2018
  • 25MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 May 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: 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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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+ Taskbar Tweaker v5.5 Updated

billon on 20 May 2018
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 May 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

7+ Taskbar Tweaker allows you to configure various aspects of the Windows taskbar including mouse configuration, thumbnail handling, pinned items and button combining.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. During set up, choose 'Portable type of install'
  3. Launch 7+ Taskbar Tweaker.exe

Optionally, delete unnecessary help files.
What's new?
  • Added:
    • Support for the Windows 10 April 2018 Update (build 17134);
    • More actions for the drag_towards_desktop advanced option.
  • Fixed: if the "Display seconds on the tray clock" option was used, and a new monitor was attached, the option didn't apply for the new monitor.
  • Minor fixes.
Latest comments
Specular on 2014-04-10 13:28

This app was worth installing just for the ability to disable the minimum width restriction on vertical taskbars. Now it's nice and narrow.

Right-click the tray icon and select 'Advanced Options', then set the 'no_width_limit' value to '1'.

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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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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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BulkFileChanger v1.51

billon on 22 Sep 2017
  • 110KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Sep 2017
  • 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 Date/Time From File' button to the 'Change file time / attributes' window. When you click it, you can choose a file and then the current date/time of this file will be copied to the date/time fields of the 'Change file time / attributes' window.
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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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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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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LastActivityView v1.31

billon on 10 Jan 2018
  • 166KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Jan 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?
  • Added 'Task Run' action, which is displayed when a task was executed by the 'Task Scheduler' of Windows (works on Windows Vista or later).
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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FastCopy v3.41

billon on 27 Jan 2018
  • 564KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by pplknownothin

FastCopy is a file copy and synchronization tool with a variety of available extras. It uses different strategies (multi-threading, buffering) to help ensure maximum device throughput, as well as optional verification to make sure data is transferred correctly. It does not use the system cache, so other processes do not get bogged down during the copy process and a speed setting is also available, including pause. It supports Unix-style include/exclude wildcards filters.

Alternatively, PortableApps' FastCopy Portable is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "Installer" ZIP package based on your OS (32bit or 64bit) and extract FastCopy.exe and FastCopy.chm to a folder of your choice. Launch FastCopy.exe.
What's new? See:
https://ipmsg.org/tools/fastcopy.html.en#history
Latest comments
TP109 on 2017-12-31 05:34

Good program and stable operation. Recently tested this again on XP. Really fast scanning and updating of big folders with thousands of files. A 16GB folder with over 100k files took about 95 seconds to update (only a few kBs needed updating). A complete copy of 14GB took about 10mins, but still significantly faster than many other apps or Windows built-in copy.

ammandaaaaaloriiiii on 2018-03-28 14:41

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

JudyGarland on 2018-04-08 07:06

It's fast and solid, but it doesn't check file content. It compares files size and date but NOT the actual content.
For example, it happens that you have a file with same age and size but different/updated content (some applications are able to generate such containers, with constant dimension and untouched last modified date).
This way, I lost my data. After several years, I file like described upon suffered a sort of corruption. Not a big problem, I thought, and I overwritten it with the backupped copy. I discovered later it wasnt never updated, the file was just like I copied at first time, original state lets say. Also, since the file was overwritten there was no way to recover even the faulty one.
OK, my fault. The author specifies the rules correctly, size and date. But not everybody is aware about that. So, if you have such files, be carefull and use another app, like winmerge or similar.
Furthermore, FC is able to verify the backupped files hash, but it doesnt verify in any way the actual files in source/destination folder or partition.

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SumatraPDF v3.1.2

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

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

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

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

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

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

ripu on 2015-12-24 06:46

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

Midas on 2015-12-24 15:59

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

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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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DiskInternals Linux Reader v2.7.0 Updated

billon on 5 May 2018
  • 21MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 May 2018
  • Suggested by AlephX

DiskInternals Linux Reader provides several disk management tools in an easy-to-use interface. Most notably it includes a tool for reading disks formatted to to a variety of file systems for Mac and Linux, as well as virtual disks from VMware, VirtualBox, VirtualPC and Parallels (VMDK, VHD, VDI, HDS), as well as a disk image creator. The interface includes a disk usage window, basic file search, and a preview option for pictures and text.

Can create disk images (.img and .dsk), including boot sector. Filesystems supported include:

  • Ext2/3/4
  • ReiserFS, Reiser4
  • HFS, HFS+ (Mac OS)
  • FAT, exFAT
  • NTFS, ReFS (next-gen Windows filesystem)
  • UFS2

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

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. HKLM\SOFTWARE\DiskInternals, HKCU\Software\DiskInternals
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract the files with Universal Extractor to a temporary folder
  2. Move the contents of $INSTDIR to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch LinuxReader.exe (for 32-bit OS) or LinuxReader64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
Similar/alternative apps: Explore2fs Portable Edition
Latest comments
Midas on 2016-01-14 15:28

@checker: after my experience with the largely illiterate (*ducks*) masses of the Net, I believe a link is more eloquent and straightforward than a note. For one, it's part of the the database structure, while a note is easy to overlook. I motion for the link to be reinstated.

SYSTEM on 2016-01-14 16:11

@Midas: I agree. I was the one who added the 64-bit download link before Checker removed it.

webfork on 2017-03-01 19:13

Tested with Mac-formatted HFS+ drive today and this worked beautifully. Very easy and fast.

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HWiNFO v5.84 Updated

billon on 23 May 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 May 2018
  • Suggested by Baas

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

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

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

DarkShadow on 2016-02-09 12:39

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

MIKLO on 2018-03-10 10:27

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

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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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FileOptimizer v12.80 Updated

billon on 23 May 2018
  • 194MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 May 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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Xinorbis Free v8.1.7 Updated

billon on 16 May 2018
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 May 2018
  • Suggested by The IceMan

Xinorbis Free is a powerful data analyzer that provides an intelligent view of drive or directory contents. The program makes visible the contents, structure, file distribution, with a mix of graphs, tables and tree displays.

Unlike other space usage programs that focus on just tracking down space hogs, Xinorbis helps deliver a better overall understanding of your machine's data. The program includes feature-rich report generation with a variety of export options and ability to compare how contents have changed between reports.

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 x8.32.exe or x8.64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: WizTree
What's new? See:
https://freshney.wordpress.com/
Latest comments
ozziguy on 2017-03-04 09:04

Thanks Guido76. It's still labelled as 8.0.5 but it's a new version and working here too

Emka on 2017-03-04 13:44

It doesn't display some German special characters correctly (e.g. ß), and more importantly, it shows a "buy the pro version" nagscreen upon exit and opens the product homepage in the system's standard browser.

Guido76 on 2017-03-04 14:30

Emka, you're right. Some problems with the French language too. And a very annoying nag-screen, and automatic launch of the browser. Too bad!
I will try to see this with the author, but I suppose that is part of his strategy to force the sale of the Pro version, so there is only little chance to make him change his mind!

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Process Explorer v16.21

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

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

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

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

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

__philippe on 2016-11-18 14:44

ProcessExplorer v16.20 released 18-NOV-2016

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

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

__philippe on 2016-11-19 12:08

Process Explorer v16.20

Day late changelog...;-)

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

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PotPlayer v1.7.12248 Updated

billon on 24 May 2018
  • 57MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 May 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:
    • PotPlayer extension with AngelScript;
    • Open address extension;
    • Media playlist/item extension;
    • Media source extension;
    • Online subtitle extension;
    • Online subtitle translation extension;
    • Crossfeed function into sound processing;
    • A function that did not close when selecting files in navigation.
  • Fixed:
    • A security problem (remediation of damaged skin files vulnerability);
    • A problem where random playback did not work properly when the number of items was large;
    • A problem where ftp/webdav could not be opened at a specific URL;
    • A problem that did not play a certain 60-frame video smoothly;
    • An issue that played certain HTTP videos abnormally.
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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GIMP Portable v2.8.22 Updated

billon on 22 May 2018
  • 176MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Jun 2017
  • 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.

GIMP Portable is a portable version of GIMP. Also available is an add-on which 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/
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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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)
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__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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QTranslate v6.5.1 Updated

billon on 23 Mar 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Mar 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? New:
  • History export to CSV format.
  • 'Remove line breaks' option (fixes PDF translation).
Fixed:
  • Microsoft translation service.
  • Popup window is closed immediately on mouse exit.
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__philippe on 2017-03-13 10:50

And yet, QTranslate v6.3.1.zip portable downloads without a hitch.

That'll teach you even thinking about using an installer...;-)

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...;-)

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Tor Browser v7.5.4 Updated

billon on 9 May 2018
  • 121MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 May 2018
  • Suggested by M@tty

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

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

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

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Open Source (including GPL and MPL)
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer, launch, and extract a folder of your choice
  2. Launch Start Tor Browser.exe and answer a few quick questions about your connection
  3. When prompted, uncheck the option to add items to your Desktop or Start Menu
Similar/alternative apps: Advanced Onion Router
What's new? See:
https://blog.torproject.org/
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Joe on 2015-04-28 20:37

Your instructions above say "Launch Start Tor Browser.exe and answer a few quick questions about your connection". Those instructions are misleading and confusing. I was stumped for a while until I realized the "Start Tor Browser" file is a shortcut, NOT an executable. Please correct the instructions by removing the text ".exe".

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.

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