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SavageEd v0.5.4 Updated

billon on 18 Sep 2020
  • 118KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Aug 2019
  • Suggested by ChemZ

SavageEd is a very small and fast Notepad replacement. It can edit files of any size, limited only by memory. It can encrypt text files using AES encryption with 256 bit key (max 32 character password) in .enc format. It has Pattern searching features and written in x86 assembly language (HLA).

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 SavageEd.exe.
What's new? See:
https://github.com/Androthi/SavageEd/blob/master/CHANGE_LOG.md
Latest comments
donald on 2011-11-14 08:25

The software Author has stated that the original SavageEd will not be developed, but that SavageEd2 will.

PAFuser on 2020-09-16 19:51

Link is to Google. Google indicates it can not locate the SavageEd2.

juverax on 2020-09-17 21:06

The most recent version I could find (compiled on July 31 2019) can be downloaded at:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZNGVtvN9jUZsaXwCicwvNJ2EuQqu_-I8/view

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WifiInfoView v2.65 Updated

billon on 15 Sep 2020
  • 404KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by Checker

WifiInfoView scans the wireless networks in your area and displays extensive information about them. This includes Network Name (SSID), MAC Address, PHY Type (802.11g or 802.11n), RSSI, Signal Quality, Frequency, Channel Number, Maximum Speed, Company Name, Router Model and Router Name (only for routers that provides this information) and more.

When you select a wireless network in the upper pane of this tool, the lower pane displays the Wi-Fi information elements received from this device in hexadecimal format. A summary mode is also available that displays a summary of all detected wireless networks, grouped by channel number, company that manufactured the router, PHY type, or the maximum speed.

Category:
Runs on: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 WifiInfoView.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: WirelessNetView
What's new? Added:
  • Support for WPA3 detection (Security column).
  • Support for detecting 802.11ax networks. Be aware that the calculation of 'Maximum Speed' is still not supported for 802.11ax.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2013-07-09 17:30

WinInfoView runs exclusively under Vista / Win7 / Win8, as noted in the System Requirements.
For the diehard WinXP users among us, Nirsoft maintains two equivalent wireless monitoring utilities :

WirelessNetworkWatcher: http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2128
WirelessNetView: http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1632

Cheers,

__philippe

webfork on 2016-03-30 21:13

Very happy: I just used this program to help track down the least-used channel in an area with a LOT of wireless connections and a lot of interference. This saved a lot of time, effort and energy (including electricity as multiple devices keep rebroadcasting their data).

I was also impressed by the amount of data it pulled from the various WIFI services in the area. Great program.

MIKLO on 2017-04-03 15:20

Very helpful program, was able to find issue causing problems :)
MIKLO

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XMPlay Portable v3.8.5 Updated

billon on 3 Sep 2020
  • 626KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by Ed Brownstein

XMPlay is a skinnable audio player that plays all major audio formats and includes gapless playback, effects, equalizer, net streaming. More features are available using plugins, including visualizations, more format support, cover art and more. Note that the library and playlist will not work as you change PCs.

Can play MP3, WMA, M4A, OGG and more, as well as output to WAV, MP3 OGG etc. (via external encoders).

Alternatively, XMPlay is natively portable but does not automatically adjust library and playlist paths: download the ZIP package, extract to a folder of your choice and launch xmplay.exe.
Also, you can always download the "Latest stuff" version.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch XMPlayPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: foobar2000
What's new?
  • Improved support for filetype association on Windows 10.
  • Optional capitalisation of tag names in "Message" info.
  • Playback position is included in tray icon tooltip.
  • "Save track position upon closing" option now applies when paused/stopped too.
  • Relative paths in saved playlists now use ".." to traverse parent folders.
  • Saved playlists can be set to use back or forward slashes in paths.
  • Bringing XMPlay to foreground when opening files from Windows Explorer is now optional.
  • M3U8 extension added to filetype association options.
  • Detection of OPL instruments in OMPT files.
  • Optional checking for beta updates.
  • Fix to stop paused playback auto-resuming after system sleep.
  • Fix for soundcard detection in Windows 10 v2004 ("Microsoft Sound Mapper" renamed to "Default").
  • Fix/workaround for HE-AAC seeking bug in Windows 10 AAC decoder.
Latest comments
TP109 on 2015-01-03 03:45

@smaragdus Thanks. I downloaded it. BTW, XMPlay archives older versions here: https://support.xmplay.com/files.php?id=20

The problem seems to be related to plugins. It's working now. See post at un4seen forums here:
http://www.un4seen.com/forum/?topic=16287.0

Checker on 2016-02-26 18:34

There's a v3.8.2.3 available.
See: http://www.un4seen.com/

dbonnell1972 on 2016-12-08 17:11

I used to use WinAmp (over the years became bloated and tool forever to load), then tried Cool Player (good, but not enough features for me). XM Player is the perfect balance - super fast, reliable (so far), flexible, and customizable. J.U.S.T. Perfect!

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Falkon v3.1.0 Rev2

freakazoid on 24 Aug 2020
  • 213MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Sep 2019
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Falkon (formerly "QupZilla") is a modern web browser that implements all standard features, as well as extras like a SSL certificate manager, search engine manager, themes, speed dial, extensions, AdBlock, GreaseMonkey, mouse gestures, access keys navigation, a command-line interface and more.

Security note: development of this browser appears to have stalled and the software may be subject to security vulnerabilities.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac, Linux, the program is WebKit-based, similar to Safari and Chrome. Note that a natively portable version is available, but we are listing the due to issues in testing.

Falkon Portable is a version of the program from PortableApps.com. Windows 7 and 8 users may require an additional (see homepage).

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Functioning OpenGL drivers
Stealth: ? No. Writes a few QT-related keys to the registry.
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch FalkonPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Otter Browser, X-Chromium
Latest comments
freakazoid on 2015-10-22 19:05

Qupzilla is getting a little memory hungry. I have removed this from my favorites list.

If you want a barebones browser that uses little memory, I would recommend the latest version of K-Meleon.

smaragdus on 2017-02-04 16:56

@billon
At first look QupZilla version 2.1.0 seems to have improved significantly compared to version 2.0.2, but it uses far more resources compared to version 1.8.9. I did just a brief testing.

freakazoid on 2017-02-11 22:46

I can confirm what smaragdus said about v2.1.0.

Memory usage hovers around 120-140 MB RAM, but that is to be expected when the core engine is now updated to use QtWebEngine, which is powered by Chromium. To compare, I had an older version of Qupzilla v1.8.6 lying around and that used 210 MB RAM.

It's a good alternative to the existing Chromium-powered browsers, but if you're using a Chromium backend, you might as well use Chromium so you can gain access to the wealth of available extensions out there rather than some homebrewed versions that come with QupZilla.

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FolderChangesView v2.32

billon on 1 Aug 2020
  • 139KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Aug 2020
  • Suggested by lautrepay

FolderChangesView monitors the folder, disk drive, or even remote network share to see every file that is being modified, created, or deleted. Requires read permissions to the selected drive/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: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FolderChangesView.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed the /cfg command-line option to load the .cfg file from the current directory if full path is not specified.
Latest comments
rodger123 on 2012-09-23 01:17

Crashes and locks up My PC in every version I have tried.

Sinchu on 2016-12-03 02:34

Just another great program from Nirsoft..very handy.

Specular on 2019-08-27 09:52

Particularly useful since it keeps a log in the main window of files that get deleted immediately following creation, which allows one to see more of what is occurring than merely looking at files that have remained searchable on the disk.

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Avidemux v2.7.6

billon on 6 Jul 2020
  • 62MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Jul 2020
  • Suggested by Netgirl

Avidemux is a video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated using projects, job queue and powerful scripting capabilities.

Cross-platform (Linux, BSD, OS X).

Alternatively, X-Avidemux and Avidemux Portable are also available.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Qt keys saved to registry
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download either the 32 or 64-bit installer and extract to a folder of your choice. Rename avidemux.exe to avidemux_portable.exe and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: VirtualDub Portable
What's new? See:
http://avidemux.sourceforge.net/news.html
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2017-04-29 16:52

I gotta agree with @smaragdus its up to the anti-virus developer to correct their mistake naming something as malware or anything bad when in fact it is not! I have used this software for quite some time and really like and its easy to use & works great.
MIKLO

gbrao on 2017-07-16 12:17

There is a v2.6.21, only for x64.
"same as 2.6.20 with x265 encoder fixed on win64"

https://sourceforge.net/projects/avidemux/files/avidemux/2.6.21/

turionaltec on 2019-04-16 06:31

Love this software to do quick edits (just cutting out a clip from a longer video), or to convert file types (avi->mp4). If the codec remains the same it will be done in seconds!

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BlueLife Hosts Editor v1.3

billon on 23 Jun 2020
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Jun 2020
  • Suggested by klon

BlueLife Hosts Editor is a lightweight utility aimed to easily manage your Hosts file, allowing you to add, delete, block and update domain names. The program can also flush the DNS cache, rebuild the default Windows hosts, and backup/restore the Hosts file.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch hEdit.exe or hEdit_x64.exe.
What's new? Added:
  • x64 version.
  • Block YouTube, Twitter, Facebook examples.
  • Replace Custom IP besides 127.0.0.1 and 0.0.0.0.
  • Additional Command-Line parameters.
Fixed:
  • Buttons are too small.
  • BlueLife Hosts Editor add itself to the “Windows Defender” exclusions list automatically and this causes false positive.
  • Some minor bugs and code weaknesses (code improvements).
Latest comments
Midas on 2012-11-16 12:09

Last time I tried it, I was unable to redirect domains to 0.0.0.0 (an invalid IP, I know, but enabling much snappier redirection). Apart from that, it works well -- but there are other similar options.

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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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Nemp v4.14.0

billon on 26 May 2020
  • 19MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 May 2020
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Nemp (Noch Ein Mp3-Player) is an intuitive and easy-to-use audio player that plays most common audio formats. The program features a media library with support for drag-and-drop and tag-cloud organization, as well as audio effects, EQ, coverflow, webradio, a Web server for remote control and much more.

Supports streaming of multiple formats and recording and automatic management of MP3 streams.

Based on the BASS audio library.

Category:
Runs on: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. Launch nemp.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Winyl
What's new? See:
https://github.com/DanielGausi/Nemp/releases
Latest comments
kowcop on 2011-10-18 22:46

I like this player a lot. I love that it can be setup to use relative paths for the music folder (I had to edit the config file for this). My only gripe so far is that it will not read the coverart from the ID3 tags... it only looks at the art in the folders.

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QuiteRSS v0.19.4

billon on 22 Apr 2020
  • 101MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Apr 2020
  • Suggested by lautrepay

QuiteRSS is an RSS/Atom news feeds reader with an easy-to-use, multi-tabbed layout and embedded browser. The program includes the ability to tag feeds with different labels, share via social networks, perform search operations, delete the selected news, as well as import/export feeds (OPML-files). Views are filtered by date, unread, read, or starred items.

The program has a Webkit core that includes Adblock and ClickToFlash (manual Flash controls).

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac, Linux and BSD. Alternatively, QuiteRSS Portable is also available.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch QuiteRSS.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: RSS Guard
What's new? Added:
  • Share. Viber, Telegram.
  • Support Media-RSS.
  • Switch focus from search when pressing Esc.
Changed:
  • Qt 5.13.2.
  • Lock headline news while scrolling content.
  • Hide directories when searching in feeds.
Fixed:
  • Application crash.
  • Support High DPI.
  • Webkit. Create empty directories on drive "C".
  • Some news links do not have a scheme ("http").
  • Dark App Style. Setting background color and text color for labels.
  • Dark App Style. Setting background color of alternative rows.
  • Updating some feeds.
  • Collapse of news description.
Latest comments
wagner reatto on 2017-01-02 12:18

Excellent app, very easy to set up. I use it instead of feedly now.

Peter202 on 2017-03-25 08:52

Is it possible to increase the font size? It's too small.

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Boom v1.0.36

billon on 19 Feb 2020
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Feb 2020
  • Suggested by lautrepay

Boom is a lightweight and simple audio player featuring gapless playback, ReplayGain support, a convenient structured genre/artist/album/song view of the indexed files etc. The program supports most major formats including MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, Musepack (MPC), WavPack, WAV, AIFF, MP4/M4A (requires Microsoft codecs included with Windows 7) and WMA.

Developed by the author of foobar2000, the program includes a simplified version of it's Properties dialog that provides basic tagging capabilities.

Note: When running in portable mode, Boom will index the contents of the folder it's installed in.

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 Boom.exe to a folder of your choice
  2. Create two empty text files in the application folder and then give them the following names:
    • Boom.exe.localconfig.opt
    • Boom.exe.locallibrary.opt
  3. Launch Boom.exe
Similar/alternative apps: 1by1, OooPlayer
What's new?
  • Added Dutch translation.
  • Various decoder bug fixes.
Latest comments
User2100 on 2014-11-29 19:45

There are lighter lightweight players with more features, but this is a single executable player that doesn't seem to "cheat" by using OS decoders. It starts instantly and the interface looks very nice (truly minimalistic and not just tiny and clumped up). I'm very much missing a time slider though. That's not a small feature to leave out of a media player. It only has fast forward and reverse, which is not very useful for things like skimming trough mixes.

MIKLO on 2017-01-27 17:51

I like this player, very small footprint, fast open, thanks for a nice music player. I didn't have to do anything it went right to my music folder and was ready to go and on my computer is only 2.04 Mb in size. Works 4ME thanks again.


MIKLO

TP109 on 2017-01-28 02:48

I agree with User2100. This is a very fast launching player with a very small footprint, but the lack of a time slider is a big issue.

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LameXP v4.18

billon on 20 Dec 2019
  • 33MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Dec 2019
  • Suggested by lautrepay

LameXP is an audio encoding and conversion program with a skinnable, drag-and-drop interface. The program can edit metadata, create an automatic playlist file, and modify audio with multi-threaded batch processing tools for normalization and tone adjustment.

The program supports a wide variety of formats and quality settings. Although named for one of its popular encoders (the LAME MP3 encoder), the program can also export to OGG, Opus, FLAC, AC3, APE, WAV and DCA. Can convert from a wide variety of formats including MP3, OGG, FLAC, MP4/AAC, AC3, DTS, WavPack, Musepack, TTA, Speex, Monkey's Audio, Shorten, WMA, Opus and more.

MP4/AAC encoding available via an external download (Nero AAC/QAAC).

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Rename the LameXP.exe to LameXP-Portable.exe
  3. Launch LameXP-Portable.exe
Similar/alternative apps: fre:ac
What's new? See:
https://github.com/lordmulder/LameXP/releases
Latest comments
webfork on 2013-12-28 21:30

deathcubek: it sounds like you mostly got the testing thing ironed out, but just in case, there's a forum thread that covers a few different testing processes: http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7718

Napiophelios on 2016-05-19 15:47

Is LameXP the only audio encoder that can convert opus files?

webfork on 2016-05-20 02:07

I converted something to Opus yesterday with LameXP but TEncoder and TAudioConverter will also do the trick.

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wxMP3gain Portable v4.0

billon on 15 Nov 2019
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Nov 2019
  • Suggested by joe

MP3Gain is an audio normalization software that helps minimize audio changes from file to file, especially very loud to very quiet. The program analyzes MP3 files and changes the volume without re-encoding or modifying quality. Batch operations are available and changes can be reversed.

wxMP3gain is a cross platform front-end for the MP3gain tool and wxMP3gain Portable version is a container format to help manage settings.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch wxMP3gainPortable.exe.
What's new? See:
https://github.com/cfgnunes/wxmp3gain/blob/master/docs/CHANGELOG
Latest comments
PAFuser on 2017-10-05 16:28

Also, available from programmer's website: https://sourceforge.net/projects/wxmp3gain/files/3.7/. On web site it is under: "browse all files". "3.7". wxmp3gain-v3.7-win32-portable.zip. Have not checked for stealth, etc. Seems to work the same as PortableApps.com version. Both version will work at the same time.

JohnTHaller on 2017-10-05 16:45

The 'portable' version from the programmer stores settings in the registry.

Midas on 2017-10-06 11:25

Always good to know... :)

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DriveLetterView v1.50

billon on 26 Oct 2019
  • 76KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Oct 2019
  • Suggested by guinness

DriveLetterView allows you to view the list of all drive letter assignments in your system, including local drives, remote network drives, CD/DVD drives, and USB drives - even if they are not currently plugged in. It also allows you to easily change a drive letter of USB devices and remote network shares, as well as to delete a drive letter of USB device that is not plugged in.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administration rights (for changing letters)
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DriveLetterView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Open Device Properties Window' option.
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2016-07-31 14:18

Very nice works great thanks.
MIKLO

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Rainmeter 4.3.1.3321

billon on 22 Sep 2019
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Sep 2019
  • Suggested by Fluffy Bot

Rainmeter is a customizable desktop widget program with the ability to display tools such as memory usage, battery power, RSS feeds and weather forecasts. The program includes many functional skins, able to record your notes and to-do lists, launch your favorite applications and control your media player all in a clean, unobtrusive interface.

Installer includes both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

XP/Vista users: download 3.3.3 Release version of Rainmeter.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. Select 'portable install' during installation
  3. Launch Rainmeter.exe
What's new? See:
https://www.rainmeter.net/release-4-3-1/
Latest comments
Magibon on 2013-10-18 19:15

thanks for updating guys..
- after updating to 3.0.. the Weather stopped working for "Essential Bar".
- here's a fix: http://paste2.org/F57VBHFn

an updated version has also been updated on DeviantArt.

Wolfghost on 2016-03-19 19:53

3.3.1 Final Release (r2602) is out!

smaragdus on 2017-01-02 21:27

I am not on a Windows XP system yet I hate when developers drop support for Windows XP. As far as I know the last version of Rainmeter which supports Windows XP is 3.3.2.2743:
https://github.com/rainmeter/rainmeter/releases/tag/v3.3.2.2743
https://builds.rainmeter.net/

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Cathy v2.33

billon on 30 Jul 2019
  • 152KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Jul 2019
  • Suggested by Perwhis

Cathy indexes files stored on removable media (CD's, DVD's or even diskettes), hard disks or net drives, to create searchable catalogs that can be used without having access to original media. The program is small, fast and easy-to-use with search capabilities based on file name, date and size. Additional features include filtering options, search duplicates or singles, customisable date format etc.

If files are available (external/network drive connected, DVD inserted) they can be opened (executed) or deleted directly. Other features include drag and drop support available, printing of both directory trees and MP3 album/song lists, and disk space usage analysis.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder. Follow these instructions.
Dependencies: Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86)
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Cathy.exe -ini cathy.reg.
What's new?
  • Bug in Max hits setting corrected, listbox now shows all files in folder.
Latest comments
Ruby on 2010-11-16 17:49

@Kermode: Cathy can handle different drives on the same drive letter; however if you catalog on (F:), and later plugin your drive, while (F:) is being used; and you get the drive letter (G:), the database cannot be refreshed.

SteveJ on 2011-04-03 00:06

Simple little program, but unfortunate doesn't support unicode, so if you have any files w/ foreign language or other special characters, they'll get cataloged as "?" for any unicode character.

Midas on 2013-02-22 19:32

FYI, I posted a couple of problems I found trying to make Cathy portable @ http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=62490#p62490

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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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SuperF4 v1.4

billon on 18 Feb 2019
  • 37KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Feb 2019
  • Suggested by I am Baas

SuperF4 allows users to kill the foreground program when the key combination Ctrl+Alt+F4 is pressed. This is different from programs that respond to Windows' normal "close" hotkey Alt+F4, which only asks the foreground program to exit. This is important because many programs don't cooperate with a close request due to a bug, nag screens, or other issues.

Additionally, you can also kill a process by pressing Win+F4 and then clicking the window you wish to kill with your mouse. This mode behaves like xkill for GNU/Linux, BSD etc.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SuperF4.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Advanced Process Termination, ProcessKO, Task Killer
What's new? Released 1.4.
  • Fixed keyboard input lag. Thanks to Victor Robertson.
  • Do not enter xkill mode if Ctrl key is pressed. Ctrl+Win+F4 is a new shortcut to close virtual desktops, so we don’t want to prevent that. Thanks to José Rebelo.
  • Add a process blacklist, with explorer.exe in the list by default.

I apologize for my tardiness. I use Windows less and less every year, and I must confess that I have not even been running my own programs when I do. I hope this release makes up for it somewhat.

RetroShare v0.6.5

billon on 12 Feb 2019
  • 49MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Feb 2019
  • Suggested by lautrepay

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

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

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

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the "Portable" 7z package and extract (using a program like PeaExtractor) to a folder of your choice. Launch RetroShare.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: qTox, Brosix
What's new? See:
https://retroshareteam.wordpress.com/
Latest comments
ozziguy on 2017-03-14 10:16

v0.6.2 QT5 does not run on xp because QT5 does not support xp anymore

XP users must use the accompanying v0.6.2 QT4 version

ozziguy on 2017-03-14 10:17

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

webfork on 2017-03-17 23:00

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

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Spews v1.1.3

billon on 22 Jan 2019
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Jan 2019
  • Suggested by Checker

Spews (Simple Process Excluding Wallpaper Switcher) is designed to automatically switch your wallpapers on a configurable schedule. You can add image folders, choose wallpaper options and check/uncheck the images paths as needed; only checked paths will be scanned for images.

The program will automatically suspend wallpaper switching if it detects any process names you configure in the Exclusions section. This can be beneficial, for instance, when running games that will be disrupted if the wallpaper is changed.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / 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 Spews.exe.
What's new? See:
https://www.dcmembers.com/skwire/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/apps/spews/changelog.txt
Latest comments
Ganamyde on 2014-01-17 15:41

@Skwire,
You can easily clean up your temp left over, here is what I use...
run, CMD /C CD /D "%a_temp%" & PING 1.1.1.1 -n 1 -w 2000 & RMDIR /S /Q "%script_tempFolder%",,hide useErrorLevel

MIKLO on 2015-01-26 19:24

The word "Stealth" came into use recently in reference to the "stealth" airplanes the United States government started to use back in the 80's. As for these "stealth" airplanes they are in fact not invisible, what they show is a very small imprint in hopes to fool a radar operator into thinking that what they see is nothing to worry about. I suppose the fact of the matter is that there is no magic way to keep anything totally invisible on a computer. I for one can live with this free software calling itself "stealth" cuz that's what it looks like to me... Just sayin :) Thank you to the person for their hard work in bring me this free "stealth" software that does what it says.
MIKLO

misan on 2016-04-11 12:39

:-)

There are portable apps that are "stealth". I use lot of them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stealth

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Serva Community v3.2.0

billon on 18 Jun 2019
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Nov 2018
  • Suggested by webfork

Serva is an easy-to-use server package supporting a variety of protocols including HTTP, FTP, TFTP client/server, DHCP and proxyDHCP (PXE service), BINL, DNS, SNTP and SYSLOG. Focused on the quick deployment of a stable platform running as many server protocol engines as possible, the program doesn't aim compete on with other server tools in terms of speed or security.

Serva also allows you to setup a server which you can use to install Windows over a network without Microsoft's RIS/WDS/WAIK suites.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Liteware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Serva32.exe (for 32-bit OS) or Serva64.exe (for 64-bit OS).
What's new? See:
https://www.vercot.com/~serva/download.html
Latest comments
joby_toss on 2013-06-29 14:22

I partially share your opinion, but we're in minority. Recently I changed my mind about nag screens. I don't hate them anymore, as long as I can use the app for free. :)

b1001 on 2013-07-09 14:19

of course !
I wish I could convince Adobe to offer a "nagware" version of (let say) "Photoshop"

What it's done here it's a bit childish; if the application is not good erase the thing, if it is good just accept it as it is, but do not distribute buggy ancient versions.

webfork on 2013-07-09 23:42

b1001: Please move discussions on policy to forums. Responses to Joby's message are there as well.

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Winyl v3.3.1

billon on 15 Oct 2018
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Oct 2018
  • Suggested by ArnaudNime

Winyl is a lightweight digital audio player with a minimalist design and skinable interface. The program plays all popular formats and automatically organizes files into categories based on audio tags, making your music easy to find and play. The program offers music organization tools, Internet radio, track rating, smart playlists, rapid search, song lyrics and music tagging.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the 'portable' ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Winyl.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language folders.
Similar/alternative apps: AIMP
What's new?
  • Added x64 version.
  • Updated:
    • Radio stations;
    • Lyrics providers.
  • Changed:
    • Behaviour when reloading cover arts;
    • The custom icon name to Main.ico instead of Winyl.ico.
  • Fixed blurry custom icon.
Latest comments
PAFuser on 2018-03-22 17:24

64 bit "test" version available: http://vinylsoft.com/download/winyl_portable_x64_test.zip I have not had any problems with it.

PAFuser on 2019-08-28 22:37

Nera skin from deviantart.com, modified - large print: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1KtLN9Kw9RxdLtMzcET7j3HeOCz9HtgNf Easier reading info, and some other modifications.

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ChordEase v1.0.14.000

billon on 23 Sep 2018

ChordEase makes it easier to play music with complicated chords. No matter what the chords are, you can play as if they were all in the key of C. You don't need to play sharps or flats, because ChordEase automatically adds them for you. Although ChordEase is primarily intended for jazz, it could be useful for any type of music that modulates frequently. ChordEase alters your notes in real time in order to make them harmonically correct, while preserving their rhythm and dynamics. By delegating rapid music theory calculations to ChordEase, you gain freedom to concentrate on other aspects of musical performance, such as feel and aesthetics.

The program is a translator that takes MIDI notes as input, and produces MIDI notes as output. The input notes are translated to the current chord scale, so that the output notes fit the chord progression of a song. Supports various mapping functions which determine how the translating is done, can handle multiple translations at once for multiple performers to play through a single instance using any number of MIDI instruments. Parameters can be remotely controlled via MIDI for additional effects and can also record its own output as MIDI data.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ChordEase.exe.
What's new? See:
http://chordease.sourceforge.net/relnotes.html
Latest comments
Taf on 2014-09-03 07:32

Nice proggie! For Music lovers is a "must have"

Taf on 2014-09-03 07:42

Why this program is signed as "NO STEALTH"?

victimofleisure on 2014-09-03 13:14

Hi Taf,

That "NO STEALTH" setting is because I created the database entry myself. I tried pretty hard to get it right but apparently not quite. What should it be?

Chris

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MultiHasher v2.8.2

billon on 23 Apr 2018
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Feb 2016
  • Suggested by guinness

MultiHasher is a drag-and-drop tool for creating and checking file hashes, useful for checking data integrity. The program will check files, folders and even text using a variety of methods with both pause and cancel options for large operations. The program can then compare digests to detect changes as well as query the result to the VirusTotal database. A search tool lets you quickly track down both files or specific hashes from long lists.

A recursive checking option (entire directory trees) is available in the options menu. The program can also use existing, standard hash files such as MHX, SFV, MD5Sum etc. to check integrity.

Supports 64-bit operating systems and available algorithms include from fastest to most secure: CRC32, MD5, RIPEMD-160, SHA 1, 256, 384 and 512. Can include one, some, or all algorithms available in testing.

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 "No installer" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete MultiHasherShellEx.dll, MultiHasherShellEx64.dll, license.txt, Localization Kit.zip, Localization Kit changelog.txt and unnecessary localizations
  3. In the application folder, create an empty text file and rename it to User Preferences.json
  4. Launch MultiHasher.exe
Similar/alternative apps: RapidCRC Unicode
What's new?
  • Minor UI tweaks.
  • Fixed:
    • Critical bugs in most hash algorithms (introduced in v2.8) that could result in wrong hash values being calculated;
    • Minor bugs.
Latest comments
bzl333 on 2014-04-04 19:53

it opens a browser for the VT results :(

PeStudio shows the results in its own GUI.

would be nice to have program like this that you enter a folder or partition of say all your portable apps and this program works slowly in the background at like 5% of CPU and checks all hashes against VT, option to upload those unknown, then stores to a small database and gives the option to recheck every so often against the hashes stored, etc. And option to select filetypes that dont need to be scanned. Would be a good security program.

Enternal on 2016-01-08 13:55

Two bugs to be aware of. The first bug is:
Make a new directory with some files in it. Drag the folder into MultiHasher and make MD5 hash calculations for all those files. Save the hash list in MultiHasher own hash format (mhx). Clear the list. Load the hash list. Drag the folder back into MultiHasher to "add" the folder. MultiHasher then hangs. Versions prior to 2.7.0.0 worked fine.

With 2.8.0.0+, a new major bug:
MultiHasher refuses to load mhx files that are over a certain size. From what I test so far, any mhx files that are larger than roughly 150 KB refuses to load when you drag and drop the mhx files into the MultiHasher window. Instead, MultiHasher will treat it as a regular file to be hashed rather than a list of hashes. If you tried to load the file manually (Ctrl+O), MultiHasher will do nothing for these files. Files that are less than 100 KB loads perfectly both ways.

Both bugs have been reported (1st bug about a year ago). However author never replied and even deleted the thread and my forum account. In other words, be aware of any potential new problems with new versions and always keep old versions.

These bugs does not occur if you use file formats other than their own mhx format.

Anyways, like Webfork, I now prefer RapidCRC Unicode over this. RapidCRC Unicode has been rock solid and all bugs that I have reported to the author were taken care of or were promptly responded to.

Napiophelios on 2018-05-09 20:39

seems like the website and download links are dead

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SynWrite v6.40.2770

billon on 29 Aug 2017
  • 30MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by Mat030

SynWrite is a powerful tabbed source code and web development editor. This feature-rich program includes syntax highlighting for many languages, code folding, tree structure, project management, FTP/SFTP client, keyboard macros, spell checking, customizable hotkeys etc.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Mozilla Public License
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Syn.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: AkelPad, Notepad++, RJ TextEd, PSPad
What's new? See:
http://www.uvviewsoft.com/synwrite/History.txt
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2017-08-29 21:34

Download link triggers none portable version.

webfork on 2017-08-31 22:24

@hamasaki: Seems like it's working okay on this side

hamasaki on 2017-09-03 09:48

@webfork: Yes, fine now. Strange, before I got the exe.

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