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Google Chrome Portable v123.0.6312.123 Updated

Stephen Leibowitz on 12 Apr 2024
  • 289MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Apr 2024
  • Suggested by JohnTHaller

Google Chrome is a web browser designed for simplicity and speed. Its minimalistic appearance and capabilities can be extended with themes and extensions. The program integrates with Google's tools and services, and can sync across other signed-in devices.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac, Linux, Android and iOS.

Google Chrome Portable is the PortableApps version of the program. It includes automatic support for jPortable to enable web-based Java apps. For users interested in the cutting edge, Beta and Development are also available. For Windows versions from XP to 8, see past versions.

Category:
Runs on:Win10 / Win11 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Uses Windows' certificate manager, some Settings/Extensions Locked Per PC (see "App Notes" on website).
Unicode support: Partial
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the portable installer and install to a folder of your choice. Launch GoogleChromePortable.exe.

NOTE:
  • Some settings are tied to individual computers and are not portable, including certificates and passwords. See this thread for more information.
  • Optionally, to run in a more stealthy mode (that is not anonymous), start with --incognito to dismiss local history and cookies after program close.
Similar/alternative apps: X-Chromium, Slimjet
What's new? See: https://chromereleases.googleblog.com/search/label/Stable updates
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2016-04-08 13:42

@JohnTHaller: Thank you for the new release. Regarding the registry entries that are left behind I will post in the forum.

bitcoin on 2019-03-28 17:43

google sucks

Stephen Leibowitz on 2023-07-31 09:28

“Over the years [Chrome] has gained a reputation for being something of a resource hog, gobbling up your PC’s memory like it’s going out of style.” Starting with version 108, the Chrome desktop browser has a feature called Memory Saver that deactivates tabs that aren’t currently being used. When a user accesses a deactivated tab, it automatically reloads. A user can turn Memory Saver on or off. A user can also exclude specific sites from Memory Saver, keeping tabs for those sites active. See:
https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/12929150?hl=en#zippy=%2Cturn-memory-saver-on-or-off%2Ckeep-specific-sites-active

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ocenaudio v3.13.8 Updated

Ennovy on 12 Apr 2024

ocenaudio is a fast and easy audio editor and recorder that supports most audio formats. It includes a variety of audio edit tools and effects as well as VST plug-ins support, real-time preview of effects, multi-selection for delicate editions, efficient editing of large files, spectrogram and more.

ocenaudio is a cross-platform program available for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. It creates an empty folder in AppData.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ocenaudio.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Audacity
What's new? See: https://www.ocenaudio.com/changelog
Latest comments
Midas on 2019-10-14 09:41

On a side note, I had to disguise my reply because it fell foul of the site's banned word list while Fire The Fox accusation of Ocenaudio sailed through by using plurals...

webfork on 2019-10-15 22:48

@Fox: You might want to run files you test through VirusTotal before posting. I rechecked both 32 and 64 bit and both are safe.

PapaiMark on 2023-11-06 02:46

It is my default sound manager. Not perfect. It has the worst 'compressor' you can imagine but the 'limiter' is perfect. Very easy to use. Uses only VST2 plugins. For a good and free compressor, use eaReckon FREE87 FR-COMP. Very simple. Important to say also that the copy/paste sound areas count as miliseconds. So, after many operations, the time of the sound will be higher or lower.

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MKVToolNix v83.0 New

lwc on 12 Apr 2024
  • 153MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Mar 2024
  • Suggested by agam

MKVToolnix is a freeware utility that allows you to create, alter, inspect, etc., video files with the MKV format.You can use MKVToolNix to create, split, edit, mux, demux, merge, extract, or inspect Matroska files.
MKVToolnix program will also work with other video formats including AVI, MPEG, MP4, MPEG, MPEG1/2, h264, and more, as well as some video codecs such as VP9, audio including AAC, FLAC, MP2, MP3, AC3, DTS/DTS-HD, Vorbis and most subtitle formats including SRT, PGS/SUP, VobSub, ASS, and SSA.

Category:
Runs on:Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. QtProject registry key
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the Portable 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch mkvtoolnix-gui.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Avidemux, MKVcleaver
What's new? See https://mkvtoolnix.download/doc/NEWS.md (detailed) or https://www.bunkus.org/blog/ (summary but might not be limited to just what's new)

Unicodia v2.4.2 Updated

Andrew Lee on 11 Apr 2024
  • 142MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Apr 2024
  • Suggested by Llewelyn

Unicodia is a simple Unicode encyclopedia and replacement for Character Map.

  • In Windows 10/11 — all characters of Unicode 15 are supported.
  • In Windows 7 — all characters of Base Multilingual Plane, plus Phoenician, Aramaic and Brahmi.
  • Shows if the character is supported in your system, and if so — which font.
  • Copy character codes in HTML, UTF-8 and UTF-16.
  • Simple search.
  • Little emoji reference.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL 3.0
How to extract:
  1. Download the 7zip package and extract to a folder of your choice.
  2. Open the Unicodia.xml file and replace the string portable="0" with portable="1".
  3. Launch Unicodia.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: BabelMap Portable
What's new? See: https://github.com/Mercury13/unicodia/releases/tag/v2.4.2

PingInfoView v3.05 Updated

Andrew Lee on 11 Apr 2024
  • 86KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Apr 2024
  • Suggested by Checker

PingInfoView allows you to easily ping multiple host names and IP addresses, and watch the result in one table. It automatically ping to all hosts every number of seconds that you specify, and displays the number of succeed and failed pings, as well as the average ping time. You can also save the ping result into text/html/xml file, or copy it to the clipboard.

Useful for checking connectivity or uptime of frequently used servers and websites.

Category:
Runs on: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 PingInfoView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Source IPv4 Address' option. You can use this option if you have multiple network adapters and you want to send the ping from specific adapter.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2019-07-29 09:39

PingInfoView v1.86

Notable helpful new option:
Processing of CIDR-format IP address ranges, such as 200.0.16.0/24,
which will ping every IP address from 200.0.16.0 to 200.0.16.254

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AlwaysMouseWheel v6.26 Updated

Andrew Lee on 11 Apr 2024
  • 153KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Apr 2024
  • Suggested by lautrepay

AlwaysMouseWheel allows you to scroll (via mouse wheel) any window under the mouse, even if that window is not in the foreground. This is especially useful when referencing multiple windows without losing focus on the primary window (e.g. taking notes).

Category:
Runs on: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 AlwaysMouseWheel_p.exe or AlwaysMouseWheel_x64_p.exe (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: WizMouse, DesktopOK
What's new? See: https://softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/AlwaysMouseWheel/History
Latest comments
Midas on 2017-10-27 10:17

It should be noted that DesktopOK (see https://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=1692) also includes similar functionality...

webfork on 2017-10-29 22:11

@Midas: agreed, added to the "similar" apps

AndTheWolf on 2023-05-06 15:25

Now at version 6.11

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TheAeroClock v8.55 Updated

Andrew Lee on 11 Apr 2024
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Apr 2024
  • Suggested by Checker

TheAeroClock is a simple but at the same time beautiful desktop clock with alpha transparency. Basic functions include transparency, size, setting and selection of the clock texture or appearance are available.

Category:
Runs on: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. In the same folder, create a blank text file and name it TheAeroClock.ini
  3. Launch TheAeroClock.exe or TheAeroClock_x64.exe
What's new? See: https://softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/TheAeroClock/History
Latest comments
olliebean on 2020-07-06 16:00

This is not portable by default; it needs an extra step. From the readme:

"By default, the TheAeroClock.ini will be created in the folder %APPDATA%/TheAeroClock

For portable use, please create or copy in TheAeroClock working directory the TheAeroClock.ini."

stisev on 2021-02-16 03:07

For any poor souls out there who can't figure this app out.

1. Create TheAeroClock.ini in the app dir or it will write to /AppData
2. There seems to be a longstanding bug that does not show the app in the tray
3. If you want to see the program options, launch the app twice (yes you can't make this stuff up - there's no right click options, lol)

bitcoin on 2021-02-16 13:36

"3. If you want to see the program options, launch the app twice (yes you can't make this stuff up - there's no right click options, lol)"

LOL

i use Q-Dir and the multi-row tabs could be very powerful addition but the tabs hop all over the place so i never know where they are

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TagScanner v6.1.17 Updated

Ennovy on 11 Apr 2024
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Apr 2024
  • Suggested by scamme

TagScanner is a multifunction program for organizing and managing your music collection. It can edit tags of most audio formats, rename files based on the tag information, generate tag information from filenames and perform any transformations of the text from tags and filenames. Album info available via online databases like gnudb, Discogs or MusicBrainz and includes a built-in audio player.

Supports ID3v1, ID3v2, Vorbis comments, APEv2, WindowsMedia and MP4 (iTunes) tags. Includes powerful TAG editor with batch functions and special features and a playlist maker with ability to export playlists to HTML, Excel or any user-defined format.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
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 Tagscan.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new? See: https://www.xdlab.ru/en/history.htm
Latest comments
EL_DeLino on 2014-09-01 19:36

v5.1.652 is Online!

http://xdlab.ru/en/download.htm

Checker on 2014-09-01 21:32

@ EL_DeLino: Thanks ... and updated ;)

zorro on 2021-04-27 05:55

Note: starting with actual version 6.18 TagScanner requires the VC-/Universal Runtimes. I stumbled upon because this runtimes cannot be installed on my system. Version 6.17 however works fine.
For systems without this runtimes the workaround could be to copy the runtimes from LibreOffice or Firefox and place them in the root folder of TagScanner (x86 or x64 accordingly).

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HiBit Uninstaller v3.2.10 New

Ennovy on 10 Apr 2024
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Apr 2024
  • Suggested by Midas

HiBit Uninstaller is a free software to uninstall any Programs & Microsoft Store apps on your Windows PC. It also offers others like an advanced browser extension manager, junk cleaner, registry cleaner, process and startup manager, context menu manager, etc.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
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 HiBitUninstaller-Portable.exe and when prompted choose: Save the app settings and data in a folder next to the app executable file
Similar/alternative apps: Bulk Crap Uninstaller
What's new? See: https://www.hibitsoft.ir/HiBitUninstaller/Changelog.txt

PortableApps.com Platform v29.4 Updated

Ennovy on 10 Apr 2024
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Apr 2024
  • Suggested by gp_hbk

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

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

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

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download and run the portable installer
  2. Options are provided to extract to the local PC, connected portable drives, cloud drives, and custom directories
  3. Launch Start.exe

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

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

Please update this listing!

webfork on 2013-03-16 15:13

ihateu: checker got it

shnbwmn on 2018-05-10 03:26

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

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

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