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QWinFF 0.2.1

webfork on 28 Oct 2016

QWinFF can convert audio and video files into other formats. It includes a rich set of presets and allows advanced users to adjust conversion parameters like bitrate and sample rate in detail. The program is an interface for the powerful, command-line FFmpeg.

Note that you can add other media formats for conversion in the presets.xml file, including images and other formats that FFmpeg can handle.

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System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the "Portable" self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch qwinff.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: XMedia Recode
What's new? See:
http://qwinff.github.io/news/

WinCrashReport v1.25

billon on 1 Aug 2016
  • 283KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Jul 2015
  • Suggested by I am Baas

WinCrashReport provides an alternative to the built-in crash reporting program of the Windows operating system. When an application crashes in your system and displays a message, WinCrashReport can provide an extensive report. The crash report is displayed as simple text or in HTML, and includes crash memory address, exception code, exception description, strings found in the stack, call stack, processor registers, modules list, threads list, and more...

The program is useful for developers to find problematic software or to help find workarounds.

Category:
System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WinCrashReport.exe.
What's new?
  • Added R8 - R15 processor registers to the 64-bit crash report.
  • Fixed bug: WinCrashReport freezed if the crashed thread had a very large stack.
  • Changed the default report type to HTML.

AkelPad v4.9.8

billon on 28 Oct 2016
  • 554KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jul 2016
  • Suggested by Fluffy

AkelPad is a plain text editor focused on speed and a small size. The program includes unicode support, available single-document and tabbed interfaces, unlimited file size, and multi-level undo, etc.
Support plugins.

Alternatively, AkelPad Portable portablizes recent files and search history and has both the 32- and 64-bit versions together and chooses the right one. X-AkelPad is also available.

Category:
System requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes. If you set Recent Files and Search History to 0 as these are stored in the registry.
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of drive-less absolute path (eg. \docs\personal\work.doc without the drive letter)
License: BSD
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. In AkelPad.exe folder, use a Unicode-aware editor to create AkelPad.ini the following four lines:

    [Options]
    SaveSettings=2
    RecentFiles=0
    SearchStrings=0


  3. Save AkelPad.ini as a Unicode-encoded file
  4. Launch AkelPad.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Notepad++, EditPad Lite
What's new? Added:
  • Flag 128 in the manual parameter "PaintOptions" - unit of vertical scrolling is line (default is pixel).
  • Optional parameter for commands 4103,4106:
    1 - force to use last directory.
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__philippe on 2013-12-08 13:07

Akelpad v 4.8.6 released.

__philippe on 2015-06-04 09:04

Akelpad v4.9.4 released 03-JUN-2015 :
http://akelpad.sourceforge.net/en/download.php

Scores of plugins updated likewise :
http://akelpad.sourceforge.net/en/plugins.php

Wolfghost on 2015-06-04 12:10

@__philippe tx updated

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Fsum Frontend v1.5.5.1

webfork on 14 Jul 2016
  • 461KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 May 2008
  • Suggested by otaku

Fsum Frontend allows to compute message digests, checksums, and HMACs for files and text strings. It supports drag-and-drop and can function on batches of files at once either for creation or verification.

The program supports a host of different hashes including common like CRC32, MD5, and SHA256 as well and many obscure hashing methods (96 total). Allows both batch creation and verification.

As the name implies, the program uses FSUM.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FsumFrontEnd.exe.
Optionally, download FSUM ZIP package and extract to the same folder.

InnoEx v0.9.2

billon on 21 Jul 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Jan 2016
  • Suggested by Userfriendly

InnoEx is a small and simple front-end for InnoUnp for viewing and extracting of resources from Inno Setup installers. It is fast and easy to use, it supports drag and drop (both ways) and Windows shell integration.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the RAR package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch InnoEx.exe.

InnoUnp can be updated manually.
Similar/alternative apps: Universal Extractor, Universal Extractor 2
What's new? See:
https://web.archive.org/web/20171023090855/http://fec.usermd.net:80/innoex_changelog/
Latest comments
juverax on 2018-07-21 08:29

The website and download link moved to:
http://www.havysoft.cl/

billon on 2018-07-21 09:14

@juverax:

InnoEx and InnoExtractor are two different programs

juverax on 2018-07-21 14:46

Sorry for the confusion.
Maybe my comment should be removed ... or maybe not if it helps people be aware of the risk of confusion.

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DiskSmartView v1.21

billon on 19 Jun 2016
  • 70KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jun 2016
  • Suggested by I am Baas

DiskSmartView is a small utility that retrieves useful insights on the health of your drives. The program uses standard diagnostic data from the "S.M.A.R.T," or Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology data drawn from IDE/SATA disks. This includes the model/firmware/serial number, cylinders/heads, power-on hours (POH), internal temperature, disk errors rate, and more.

This data can help you determine if there are any significant problems with your drive and whether it may be nearing end-of-life.

Category:
System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application Folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DiskSmartView.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: HDDScan
What's new?
  • You can now turn on/off the features added on version 1.20 ('Use ATA Command' and 'Retrieve S.M.A.R.T from USB Drives') Be aware that the 'Use ATA Command' option is now turned off by default, because I got report that it caused a blue screen on RAID 1 system.
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Emka on 2011-02-17 01:00

Does not display anything on my machine (Win7x64, SATA drive)...

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RawReg v1.3

billon on 16 Dec 2016
  • 636KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Dec 2011
  • Suggested by joby_toss

RawReg allows to edit offline registry hives. It can be used (for example) to edit BCD hives, NTUSER, software and many other registry hives found inside Windows 2000 and above, including those created by 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.

Category:
System requirements: 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

Process Hacker v2.39

billon on 29 Mar 2016

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

Alternatively, Process Hacker Portable is stealth.

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

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

SYSTEM on 2016-02-03 07:48

I added a link to Process Hacker Portable.

misan on 2016-02-04 20:15

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

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Opera (Presto) v12.18

webfork on 16 Feb 2020
  • 26MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Feb 2016
  • Suggested by Chris Mehl

Version note: This program has not been updated since 2016 and may contain security vulnerabilities. Please see this entry for the latest version of Opera.

Opera (Presto) is a discontinued version of the Opera web browser, meaning feature development and maintenance for this version of Opera has ceased. Compared to the newer version based on Google Chrome, it features a leaner memory footprint, more user-interface customization, an RSS reader, integrated e-mail client, IRC chat, and native BitTorrent support. A variety of extensions are available to further extend functionality.

Alternative Portable versions:

Category:
System requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Opera Software
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download and run the installer
  2. Select Options and, from the Install menu, choose Stand-alone installation (USB)
  3. Set the Install path to a folder of your choice and click Accept & Install
  4. opera.exe will auto-launch after install
Similar/alternative apps: SeaMonkey Portable, Firefox Portable, Chromium Portable, Google Chrome Portable
What's new? See:
http://www.opera.com/blogs/security/2016/02/opera-12-and-opera-mail-security-update/
Latest comments
billon on 2016-02-15 18:59

UPDATED TO 12.18!!!11
no changelog yet on off. page

Specular on 2016-02-16 07:31

@billon mmm, it's odd. Just had a pop-up informing of a new version to download which is apparently v12.18 yet no official changelog has been released.

However did find an old My Opera stalwart who posted some of the changes over on the Vivaldi forums. Will continue this discussion on the PF thread...

Checker on 2016-02-26 18:15

Opera@USB v12.18 is available.

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BabelMap Portable v8.0.0.5

billon on 20 Dec 2019
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Feb 2016
  • Suggested by I am Baas

BabelMap is a character map application that allows you to browse through the entire Unicode character repertoire of over 110,000 characters, or search for a particular character by name or by code point. Characters can then be copied to the clipboard for use in any Unicode-aware application.

BabelMap Portable is a version of the software packaged in PortableApps.com format.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch BabelMapPortable.exe.
What's new? See:
https://www.babelstone.co.uk/Software/BabelMap_Versions.html
Latest comments
mik.y on 2012-11-28 09:02

wrong link for download:"Referrer Blocking"

MIKLO on 2014-07-02 18:37

:) It Worked fine 4me and a useful program that allows me to get characters I otherwise would not be able to use.Thanks for your hard work.
MIKLO

billon on 2020-03-17 18:17

BabelMap latest version is 13.0.0.2, supports Unicode 13.0

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