billon's favorites (230)

PeaZip v7.5.0 Updated

freakazoid on 13 Nov 2020
  • 37MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Nov 2020
  • Suggested by Yucca

PeaZip is a feature-rich file archiver with broad support for 200+ file types. The file manager interface includes a hash tool, file wipe, file associations, file splitter, themes, estimated compression level, system benchmark, image crop/rename and much more.

Formats supported include most mainstream archive formats, including ZIP, 7Z, ACE, BZIP2, CAB, GZIP, TAR, UPX, ZIPX, as well as it's own PEA format. Can extact but not create MSI and RAR files.

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. Note that tools setup through the Task Scheduler are not portable.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU LGPL
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch peazip.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: 7-Zip, IZArc, Bandizip
What's new? See:https://peazip.github.io/changelog.html#latest_software_release
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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SQLiteSpy v1.9.13

billon on 1 Mar 2019
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Mar 2019
  • Suggested by MarcoNovaro

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

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

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

bro on 2012-02-08 13:49

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

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BlueScreenView v1.55

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

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

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

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch BlueScreenView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added Drag & Drop support: You can now drag a single MiniDump file from Explorer into the main window of BlueScreenView.
  • Fixed bug: BlueScreenView failed to remember the last size/position of the main window if it was not located in the primary monitor.
Latest comments
Mark on 2010-08-17 14:24

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

webfork on 2012-07-24 18:45

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

webfork on 2013-03-30 02:24

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

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SumatraPDF v3.2

billon on 16 Mar 2020
  • 12MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Mar 2020
  • 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, SumatraPDF can function as a portable browser plugin. Supported formats include PDF, eBooks (EPUB, MOBI, FB2/FB2Z, PDB, TCR), Comic Books (CBZ/CBR/CBT/CB7Z), DJVU, CHM, XPS, TXT, images (JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, J2K, WEBP, TGA) and PostScript documents (PS/EPS, AI, PRN - requires Ghostscript).

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

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SumatraPDF.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: STDU Viewer
What's new?
  • Upgraded core PDF parsing rendering to latest version of mupdf. Faster, less bugs.
  • Support for multiple windows.
  • Improved management of favorites.
  • Dropped support for Windows XP. Use 3.1.2 on XP.
Latest comments
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. :)

KJO on 2020-03-15 20:45

Version 3.2 (2020) no longer supports XP (last XP version is 3.1.2)

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RawReg v1.3 New

webfork on 20 Nov 2020
  • 636KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Dec 2011
  • Suggested by joby_toss

RawReg allows edition of offline registry hives. It can be used (for example) to edit BCD hives, NTUSER, software and many other registry hives found in versions after Windows 2000, including those created by the security tool Sandboxie. Information is provided on the physical offset position of each registry key on the hive file, useful for debugging a registry hive with the aid of an hexadecimal editor.

The program can browse the registry, change value data, edit value titles, and show a map with information on the data in each area.

NOTE: site offline, linking to archive.org

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download RawReg.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: Windows Registry Recovery, RegistryViewer

OpenedFilesView v1.86

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

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

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

There is a 64-bit version available:

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

MIKLO on 2016-05-12 14:49

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

misan on 2016-05-13 16:45

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

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CPU-Z v1.94.8 Updated

billon on 6 Nov 2020

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

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

Optional: To disable update check, edit cpuz.ini and change CheckUpdates=1 to CheckUpdates=0
What's new?
  • Intel Tiger Lake-U and Tiger Lake-H.
  • Intel Z590.
  • NVIDIA RTX 3070 GPU.
Latest comments
dany on 2011-10-27 15:15

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

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

kleinkinstein on 2014-03-22 13:09

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

appsuser on 2019-09-03 23:47

The customized versions for different board manufacturers (on the home page) are also portable (download the zip package). The customized versions include the manufacturer's logo as a window background and theme.

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PassMark OSFMount v2.0.1001 Updated

freakazoid on 4 Nov 2020
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by Stone Tablet

OSFMount is a collection of virtual drive tools that allows mounting local disk image files as a drive letter, RAM disks and mounting CD or DVD images (for simplicity or speed). Supported image types include IMG, DD, ISO, BIN, NRG, SDI, AFF, AFM, AFD, VMDK (used by VMware), VHD (Virtual PC) and more.

The program is ideal for machines without a CD/DVD drive and, as most images are bit-for-bit copies of disk partitions, many programs will treat them as the real thing, enabling programs that require a program disc. For disk images, the program can give access to these files without booting or other required visualization software. RAM disks have a variety of uses including high speed caches, programs with frequent/intense disk reads/writes and some database applications.

Command line tools are also included.

Note: The developer warns: "it is recommended that 64-bit Windows is used when large disk image files are to be mounted."

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_OSFMOUNT

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\OSFMount
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Move the files in {app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch OSFMount.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Portable WinCDEmu, DiskInternals Linux Reader, CDmage
What's new?
  • Updated/added warning and error messages when using format option on command line when specifying a ram drive that is smaller than 260MB.
  • Fixed issue with detecting partitions for ImageUSB images.
  • Microsoft signed OSFMount.sys driver for Windows 10.
Latest comments
Portable Reviewer on 2015-09-15 12:36

@Midas CDmage works like a charm unlike PassMark OSFMount despite "being ancient". Nothing ancient about it. PassMark OSFMount couldn't detect my image file properly as @freakazoid experienced. In fact very few free portable mount tools could handle my image file properly. I'm surprised you don't use CDmage to mount......

billon on 2019-04-07 13:48

Updated to v3.0.1000 and... see more in the forum topic

freakazoid on 2020-11-04 14:58

I tried to mount a .bin/.cue combination with OSFMount last night and it froze completely. Used up 30% of the CPU and disk I/O used up 1GB/sec. Windows Explorer wouldn't load as well. Had to do a hard restart to fix the problem.

Ended up using CDmage again to extract some files!

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PDF-XChange Viewer v2.5.322.10

webfork on 6 Apr 2019
  • 20MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Dec 2018
  • Suggested by Myles

PDF-XChange Viewer is a feature-rich program that displays multiple PDF documents within a tabbed interface. Edit features include the ability to rotate documents, add comments/annotations to any PDF file, apply custom stamps from any image/PDF file/Windows clipboard, mark-up pages with text and objects, and type directly on any PDF page in "Typewriter" mode.

The program supports exporting to BMP/JPEG/TIFF/PNG etc., or extracting text from a PDF page/file. Additional features include capturing the document with the snapshot tool (copies an area to clipboard), measuring tools for distance, area and perimeter, and more. A recommended picture-to-text OCR plugin is available (thanks Bruce) as is a PDF help file.

Reported as functional on Mac/Linux under WINE. Alternatively, PDF-XChange Viewer Portable adjusts paths, with an OCR plugin and help file available from the website as separate downloads.

Note:

  • This program has mostly been replaced by PDF-XChange Editor (also portable), which has some additional features.
  • For 64-bit, see forum post

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Optionally, delete unnecessary language files and install OCR plugin
  3. Launch PDFXCview.exe
Similar/alternative apps: SumatraPDF, PDF-XChange Editor, STDU Viewer
What's new? See:
https://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-viewer/history
Latest comments
Midas on 2016-03-27 20:32

FYI, additional languages OCR downloads are available from http://www.tracker-software.com/pdf-xchange-viewer-ocr ...

Mixture on 2017-02-07 16:30

@zorro:
I updated my default PDF viewer (PDF-XChange Viewer 2.5.320) today. Tracker Software still updates the Viewer.
Why don't I use the PDF-XChange Editor? Simple, I need a PDF viewer, not an editor.

PAFuser on 2017-06-30 15:11

Mixture is correct. Only need as viewer with able to add text comment (download utility bills and mark date paid, less paper stored).

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AppReadWriteCounter v1.31 Updated

billon on 16 Nov 2020
  • 119KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Nov 2020
  • Suggested by billon

AppReadWriteCounter analyzes disk read/write operations of every application running on your system. The program displays the current file and number of bytes, operations, and speed. Details about the application are also available, including product name, version, etc. making the file read/write operations.

Useful for testing, benchmarks, and seeing which programs use your disk most often.

Category:
Runs on: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 AppReadWriteCounter.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Process Services' column, which displays the services of the process (only when the 'Group By' option is 'Process ID').

Notepad++ v7.9.1 Updated

billon on 1 Nov 2020
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Nov 2020
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Notepad++ is a tabbed source code editor and Notepad replacement with a customizable interface. Includes source code "folding", allowing users to quickly reduce and expand sections of code to see the overall document. In addition, it features multi-language syntax highlighting, auto-completion, Perl-compatible regular expression search/replace, macro recording and playback, document map etc.

A host of additional functionality is available via the plugins admin view, including tools for file analysis, programming languages, viewers, calculations, user interface and many more.

Alternatively, Notepad++ Portable and X-Notepad++ clean the local folder.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / 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 "Portable" ZIP or 7z package according to your OS and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete unnecessary localization files
  3. Launch notepad++.exe
Similar/alternative apps: AkelPad, PSPad, EditPad Lite
What's new? See:
https://notepad-plus-plus.org/download/
Latest comments
xor on 2020-01-30 12:44

Still missing Emmet 64-bit since long ago and forever

rbon on 2020-04-21 15:32

Notepad++ 7.8.6 has been released.
- web site for download (32/64 bit installer/portable/minimalist) and changelog: https://notepad-plus-plus.org/downloads/v7.8.6/

Special on 2020-04-21 16:28

Relax, it's been only a few hours.

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fre:ac v1.1.3 Updated

billon on 11 Oct 2020
  • 14MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Oct 2020
  • Suggested by Andrew Healey

fre:ac (pronounced "freak") is a feature-rich audio tool set featuring audio encoding and conversion, CD ripper, playlist and metadata editor. The program supports most popular audio formats such as MP3, M4A, WMA, OGG and FLAC, as well as support for a long list of additional converters such as Quicktime and Shorten. For CDs, the program supports reliable conversion (CD Paranoia), online databases (CDDB/GNUdb) and CDText, automatically writing song information metadata. The program is optimized for multi-core systems, making conversions as fast as possible.

Cross-platform (Mac, Linux, FreeBSD). Available in many world languages. Alternatively, fre:ac Portable automatically adjusts paths.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete translator.exe, unnecessary language and manual files. Launch freac.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: CUETools, LameXP
What's new? See:
https://github.com/enzo1982/freac/releases
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2014-07-28 15:22

fre:ac 1.0.22 is out- http://sourceforge.net/projects/bonkenc/files/

Checker on 2014-07-28 16:10

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

smaragdus on 2016-12-05 14:51

I prefer freac snapshots to freac stable because the snapshots support more encoders (including the best one- OptimFROG, Monkey's Audio, WavPack, etc).

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PhotoDemon v8.4 Updated

billon on 7 Oct 2020
  • 30MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by I am Baas

PhotoDemon is a fast, feature-rich photo editor with rotate, resize, crop, etc. and a variety of color, contrast, filters and other graphics tools. The program also allows adding text, a metadata viewer/editor, on-canvas paint tool, layers, screenshot too, and works with common graphics formats including BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIFF, PSD, JP2, JXR, PPM, TGA and WEBP.

The program also supports macro edition and batch processing.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: BSD license
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PhotoDemon.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: LazPaint, paint.net
What's new? See:
https://photodemon.org/news/
Latest comments
PhotoDemon on 2020-09-11 16:28

Hi Zorro. PhotoDemon developer here. PD shouldn't have any new dependencies between v7 and v8. (In fact, its system dependencies haven't really changed since the Windows XP era!)

If the app was working for you in the past but it doesn't now, please get in touch so I can investigate. Contact info here: https://photodemon.org/about/contact/

No .NET libraries are required by PD or any of the 3rd-party libraries it uses, but like all Windows apps, it does require *some* system libraries to be present. This includes the VB runtimes built into Windows 8.1 and 10 (full list here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/visualstudio/visual-basic-6/visual-basic-6-support-policy#runtime-definition). If a determined user manually removes those libraries, PD is unlikely to run. I'm afraid I don't have a way to prevent this. :(

Thank you in advance for any follow-up information you can provide. I no longer have a Windows 8.1 system available for testing, but if I've somehow broken PD on it, I'd love to fix it as quickly as I can.

zorro on 2020-09-20 14:01

Hi PhotoDemon ;-) - just wanted to send you a screenshot of the message appearing when I try to start the program... but PhotoDemon updated itsself and now the problem is gone. Means version 8.2 is working like a charm (and like old version 7.0) on my machine. Thanks for so much backwards-compatibility!

PhotoDemon on 2020-09-21 15:49

Thank you so much for the follow-up, Zorro! My favorite bugs are the ones that fix themselves. :D

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Simutrans v122.0 Updated

billon on 12 Nov 2020
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Oct 2020
  • Suggested by Fluffy

Simutrans is a SimCity-style transport and economic simulation game. You can build the railroad networks with platforms, discharging quays, level crossings, signals and much more. Create your own bus company: transport people throughout the city and help make cities grow by laying out bus routes. Explore just how many industrial choices and connections are available.

Note: the graphics of the game are available through downloadable paksets. You can also use download-paksets.exe in the game's root directory.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application Folder
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch simutrans.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: OpenTTD
What's new? See:
https://sourceforge.net/p/simutrans/news/
Latest comments
shnbwmn on 2016-05-03 18:10

This entry needed a desperate clean-up and update. I've replaced the pak128 download link with the actual game and added a note about the graphics paks. The rest of the entry has been updated appropriately.

aazard on 2020-11-12 00:46

The CURRENT (2020-11-12) "offline" aka portable version instrustions:

Lots of forum searching to find this "stand-alone/offline portable install method note".

The "complete" stand-alone offline version is found here:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/simutrans/files/Simutrans%20complete/102-2-2/

Optional to reduce size:

Downloading the smallest "graphics pak" which is: "Pak32 Comic" found here:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/simutrans/files/pak32.comic/pak32.comic%20for%20102-0/

THEN renamE the folder from "pak32" to "pak" and delete/replace the original.

Remove all languages/fonts but the main one you speak/read (example: English for me with font "Prop-Latin1.bdf")

This will result in SMALLEST SIZE, current graphics game: unzipped, file "fixed" and UPX'ed (lzma) compressed size: 4.19mb

aazard on 2020-11-12 00:49

@ 4.19mb in on drive size; this is the most current (still being updated) simcity/open TTD like game that is will run on ANY PC current enough to have a USB port.

*Note: as you might see from many of my posts I have a fever for "best bang per kb" in portable apps. Can we make lists here in forums?

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AnyBurn v5.1 Updated

billon on 29 Oct 2020
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Oct 2020
  • Suggested by joby_toss

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

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

Category:
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 "Portable Version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Choose either AnyBurn(32-bit) or AnyBurn(64-bit) folder, depending on your OS
  3. Delete License.txt and unnecessary language files
  4. Create a file named anyburn.ini with the following contents:

    [Settings]
    CheckUpgrade=-2147483648


  5. Launch AnyBurn.exe
What's new?
  • Improve compatibility when making bootable USB drive.
  • Some minor bug fixes and enhancements.
Latest comments
PAFuser on 2019-04-25 09:41

Defender does not like 4.5 either. Tried 32 and 64 bit, neither will run. Standing with 4.3 64-bit.

webfork on 2019-04-26 21:13

@PAFuser - I'd recommend running it past VirusTotal rather than relying on Defender. It's very likely a false positive.

MoisheP on 2020-02-05 19:40

Finally, v. 4.8 can be installed on Windows without being aborted by Defender and it is no longer flagged by VirusTotalcom engines. The last two versions had been unusable for those reasons.

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SMPlayer v20.6.0

billon on 18 Jun 2020
  • 72MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jun 2020
  • Suggested by Jainendra

SMPlayer is a feature-rich, skinnable player that views most media without any dependency on installed codecs, as well as streaming media, Youtube and DVD video. Audio, video and subtitle settings for individual files are all remembered between sessions so you can start again exactly where and how you left off. Supports subtitle downloading, youtube support, audio and subtitles delay adjustment, equalizer, filters, playlist support and much more.

The program is a frontend for MPlayer, mpv and mplayer2 that also works on Linux. Alternatively, X-SMPlayer and SMPlayer Portable (stealth and adjusts paths) are also available.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes. Under Options, Preferences, select Advanced, Advanced, and make sure Pass short filenames (8+3) to MPlayer is selected.
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the "portable" 7z package (32- or 64-bit) and extract using a 7-Zip-compatible program to a folder of your choice. Launch smplayer.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: MPC-HC, VLC, PotPlayer
What's new? See:
https://www.smplayer.info/changes
Latest comments
fullbug on 2016-08-03 21:40

Never mind, figured it out, thank you, great player.....

MIKLO on 2017-05-13 17:04

Been using for a very long time,this software will open and play audio,video when all others fail.
MIKLO

juverax on 2020-09-02 13:04

Currently the 32-bit version actually points to the 64-bit version (sourceforge).
The correct download link for the 32-bit version is:
https://managedway.dl.sourceforge.net/project/smplayer/SMPlayer/20.6.0/smplayer-20.6.0-win32.exe

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ShellExView v2.01

billon on 10 Jun 2019
  • 105KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Jun 2019
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

ShellExView displays the details of shell extensions installed on your machine and allows you to easily enable/disable each shell extension. ShellExView comes in handy for solving problems caused by third party shell extensions.

Category:
Runs on: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 shexview.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed bug: ShellExView crashed on some systems.
Latest comments
roger on 2010-05-04 08:05

@Tad: link to website

portaFreeUser on 2011-02-14 19:53

I really like this simple program. I used it first to hide/disable a corrupted Magic ISO contextual menu in mere seconds. Then later on I learned about some features of Explorer that could be turned off using this program, so I did that. It worked both times without any problems. I like that you can undo the changes too if you like. Good program. Thanks for updating this.

rogerthedodger on 2013-06-01 00:37

Love this program, recently had the dreaded explorer crash and this program allowed me to easily identify the culprit, and a uninstall/reinstall of the offending (acronis) software fixed my issue. Would have spent an eternity without this software. Should be part of Windoze.

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HTTPNetworkSniffer v1.63

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

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

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

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

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

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

@Ascend4nt

Thanks. Entry updated.

bzl333 on 2013-03-13 02:50

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

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

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PasswordFox v1.66

billon on 24 Jun 2020
  • 355KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Jun 2020
  • Suggested by JohnW

PasswordFox is a small password recovery tool that allows you to view user names and passwords stored by the Mozilla Firefox Web browser. By default, PasswordFox displays the passwords stored in your current profile, but you can easily look at the passwords of any other Firefox profile. For each password entry, the following information is displayed: Record Index, Web Site, User Name, Password, User Name Field, Password Field and the Signons filename.

If a "master" password has been set, this must be entered before information can be viewed.

A 64-bit version is available (for use with Firefox 64-bit and Waterfox).

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 PasswordFox.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: WebBrowserPassView
What's new?
  • Fixed to decrypt passwords of Firefox profile that uses both 3DES and AES-256.
Latest comments
JR on 2010-09-07 06:26

This has been flagged as malware by AVG and other programs.

AdrianK_IT on 2012-05-05 13:30

This is one of the NirSoft utilities, and trustworthy. It is flagged as malware as it clearly can be used for malicious reasons ie extract passwords for nefarious purposes. However, it can also be used for good reasons ie extract passwords for recovery purposes etc!
I have learnt to temporarily disable 'real time protection' in AV software when downloading/moving/using these utilities.
I also use them as a simple test of AV software effectiveness; if it doesn't pick up these utilities as potentially malicious, then the AV software is clearly useless!

ixz on 2014-05-06 15:20

anyone got this working together with firefox portable? i read that it is possible when pointing to the profile folder but it just fails here.

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Media Player Classic - Home Cinema v1.7.13

SYSTEM on 21 Jan 2018
  • 41MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by Rick

Media Player Classic - Home Cinema (MPC-HC) is a lightweight player with broad format support. It includes keyboard shortcuts, audio/video controls, a web interface for remote control and more. The program is derived from Media Player Classic (MPC), a media player that mimics the interface of Windows Media Player 6.4, and adds support for EVR rendering, H.264 and VC-1 video hardware acceleration, bugfixes, additional languages, decoders and more.

Alternatively, there is an unofficial updated build.

Versions from WinPenPack and PortableApps are also available: X-MediaPlayerClassic_HomeCinema and Media Player Classic - Home Cinema Portable.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP or 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete unnecessary language files
  3. Create an empty text file and name it mpc-hc.ini or mpc-hc64.ini
  4. Launch mpc-hc.exe or mpc-hc64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: SMPlayer
What's new? See:
https://mpc-hc.org/changelog/
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-04-05 15:45

@starshakur

.ini fixed, innit ? ...;-)

billon on 2017-07-16 19:12

"v1.7.13, the latest, and probably the last release of our project…"
:(

MIKLO on 2017-08-26 13:58

No matter what IMO Media Player Classic has always been, and will always be the best overall Media Player. I've been using for a very long time on many different OS's and it fulfilled my needs on all of them. I like the look and all the rest, maybe I'm being partial but so what it works 4me :) Great job by the makers so thanks for the hard work.
MIKLO

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Wireless Network Watcher v2.22

billon on 21 Jun 2020
  • 409KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jun 2020
  • 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:
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 WNetWatcher.exe.

Optionally, download the latest MAC addresses file to the same folder.
What's new?
  • Updated the internal MAC addresses database.
  • Fixed the /cfg command-line option to load the .cfg file from the current directory if full path is not specified.
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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AdiIRC v3.9 Updated

billon on 30 Sep 2020
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by Userfriendly

AdiIRC is an IRC client with multi-server support and a customizable interface. It offers all the standard IRC features including private chats, basic Identd features, system informations, SSL, IPv6, chat logging and DCC Chat/Transfers.

It also offers now playing support for various media players, advanced scripting, themes, MTS themes, plugins, and dockable/undockable activity monitors that lets you monitor many channels at once.

Note: Additional Themes and Language files are available from the homepage.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or 4.5+
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AdiIRC.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: KVIrc Portable, HydraIRC, PChat, HexChat
What's new? See:
https://www.adiirc.com/download.php?v=3.9
Latest comments
joby_toss on 2015-04-02 04:37

This feature (Favorites) is already planned, yes.

smaragdus on 2016-10-04 21:35

@joby_toss
"Added server favorites menu"
Is this what you needed? ;)

joby_toss on 2016-10-05 13:04

It might be, but I have no idea how it works (always greyed-out)... :)

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GifCam v6.0

billon on 15 Feb 2020
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Oct 2019
  • Suggested by guinness

GifCam is a handy and reliable application designed to record the screen and to convert the recordings into GIF format. It supports to define the recording frame rate, to select the color quality, to add a text in frames, capture the cursor and much more.

Great for demonstrations, how-tos and bug testing.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder (if "Save Settings On GifCam Path" checked in "Customization")
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch GifCam.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: ScreenToGif, LICEcap
What's new? See:
http://blog.bahraniapps.com/gifcam-6-0/
Latest comments
vmars316 on 2017-01-26 00:07

Win10 each time I use this thing
it screws up my windows colors scheme .

webfork on 2017-01-27 23:32

@VMARS316: Author is very responsive to issues. Please post steps and screenshots to github.

__philippe on 2018-01-13 11:23

GifCam v5.5 ßeta 5-JAN-2018 is out (new version since v5.1 OCT2015)
http://blog.bahraniapps.com/

As first mentioned by hamasaki
https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=88941#p88941

GifCam v.55 changelog:
- Automatically detects and set transparent/greenscreen color
- Option for saving “setting.ini” in the same gifcam directory
- GifCam 5.5 can access/use 4GB address space on 64 bit computers
- Accurate pixel perfect recording area calculations
- Fixed “recording outside area” & “black border” for some high-res displays
- Supports dropping gif file on the main GifCam window to open it.

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RTMPDumpHelper v1.22

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

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

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

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Download the Windows build of RTMPDump toolkit, and extract rtmpsuck.exe and rtmpsrv.exe into the same folder
  3. Launch RTMPDumpHelper.exe
What's new?
  • RTMPDumpHelper now temporary disables the DLL protection mechanism of Firefox in order to load RTMPDumpHelper.dll into Firefox.
    Also, be aware that Firefox is now installed as 64-bit Web browser by default, so you have to use the 64-bit version of RTMPDumpHelper if you have 64-bit system.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-09-17 23:23

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

freakazoid on 2016-09-17 23:59

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

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

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

smaragdus on 2016-09-18 18:37

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

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PixBuilder Studio v2.2.0

Emka on 5 Apr 2016
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by Emka

PixBuilder Studio is a free image editing software program for digital photo editing, images processing, and resizing. For digital photo editing, you can use its many professional quality functions. For example, it supports layers and Photoshop's .8bf filter format.

Note that the development of this software seems to have ceased.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download installer and extract
  2. The application files are in the {app} folder
  3. Open a text editor and paste the following:

    [portable]
    portable=1

  4. Save the text file as PortableFlag (no extension)
  5. Delete TryPTE.exe, 1.bmp, and unnecessary language files
  6. Launch PixBuilder.exe
Latest comments
Midas on 2012-10-03 23:28

Please note that the link posted above by Emka works only if you include the final slash...

freakazoid on 2012-12-25 01:29

Just gave this a try and I'm quite impressed!

You can tell that the developer used Photoshop as an inspiration and it shows.

A shame that the developer has ceased work on it, but for a 4.79 MB app, it's way more than I initially expected.

Perhaps the best Photoshop clone you've never heard of. Recommended!

ripu on 2017-08-31 17:14

One of the best image editors. Amazing that it has layers and it loads so fast unlike paint.net.

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