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ExeInfo v1.01

Checker on 17 May 2015
  • 22KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Jul 2004
  • Suggested by Checker

ExeInfo shows general information about executable files (*.exe), dynamic-link libraries (*.dll), ocx files, and drivers files. It can recognize all major types of executables, including MS-DOS files, New Executable files (16-bit) and Portable Executable files (32-bit).

Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch exeinfo.exe.

MP3Gain Portable v1.2.5

webfork on 2 Jun 2015
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by tigger

Note: this program has been forked and updated as wxMP3gain

MP3Gain is an audio normalizer software that uses the Replay Gain algorithm to calculate how loud the file actually sounds. It analyzes MP3 files and changes the volume without re-encoding or modifying quality. Batch operations are available and changes can be reversed.

MP3Gain modifies files by writing metadata (and undo instructions) that includes volume changes, as well as changing the MP3 data.

MP3Gain Portable is packaged in Format for portable use alone or with the Platform. Alternatively, X-MP3Gain (v.1.3.4 beta) is also available.

Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights for users that don't have MSCOMCTL.OCX registered (see website or forum for details)
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch MP3GainPortable.exe.
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AdrianK_IT on 2015-05-29 14:15

A derivative, newer (3.7) version of this software, still being developed and supported, is available from PortableApps via this link:

The previous version has been withdrawn from their database on grounds of non-portability; the download link given leads to the Sourceforge page for this withdrawn (and out-of-date) version.

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Lacuna Launcher v1.0.0

webfork on 20 Nov 2015
  • 462KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Dec 2008
  • Suggested by lautrepay

Lacuna Launcher uses a single shortcut with a list of files to open all at once. Applications (.exe), shortcuts (.lnk), internet shortcuts (.url), images, music, movies, etc.

Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware (Donationware)
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Open the included list.txt file in a text editor and make a list with the paths to files you want to open, placing one per line (no limit)
  3. Launch ll.exe
Programs start in the same order that they appear in the list

Note: Command-line options are available to give you more control over timing of the launches and the ability to create multiple lists and specify which you would like to use. To launch files with command line parameters, create a shortcut with the parameters set, and use the path to the shortcut file (.lnk) in the list, instead of a direct path to the application.
Similar/alternative apps: Splat
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jonezrin on 2012-05-10 14:38

Been using this app for a few years and it's great. I work part time at 3 different jobs and have a list created for each office. Run the appropriate command line first thing in the morning and all the programs/files I need for the day are loaded and ready to go.

Joe on 2015-02-02 14:35

A good simple alternative to Splat if you are only interested in launching programs.

You can create separate lists for programs you want to launch together, e.g. one for office work, one for graphic design, etc, etc. You can create a list of all your favorite programs and make them start with Windows. Does not remain open or resident in memory once all programs are launched.

Altogether a very useful program.

Tested and works in Windows 8.1 x64 too.

TP109 on 2015-11-17 01:33

Very useful and simple tool for launching programs, opening folders, URLs, etc. with a shortcut. Launch lists use a text file so it's super easy to modify lists quickly and easily with the default txt editor.

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Desktop Media v1.7

SYSTEM on 18 Mar 2014

Desktop Media automatically adds drive icons to your desktop. It includes USB drives, fixed drives, CD/DVD drives (When disk is inserted), network drives, and even RAM disk drives.

Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Writes to registry.
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download zip package and extract only mediadetect.exe to a folder of your choice. Launch mediadetect.EXE.
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appsuser on 2011-07-30 16:06

Maybe it's the new version (1.7), but this doesn't seem to save settings in the application folder. If not, it's not portable (settings aren't portable).

Midas on 2014-01-14 10:07

Settings aren't really portable, but in view of their number and the nature of the program, that's not really an issue, IMHO...

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Metapad v3.6

Midas on 26 Jan 2016
  • 190KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 May 2011
  • Suggested by mjbdiver

Metapad is a small and fast text editor designed to replace Notepad with features including persistent window placement, dirty file notification, intelligent Find and Replace, external viewer support, usable accelerator keys, dual customizable font support, auto-indent mode, seamless UNIX text file support, no file size limit under Win9x, hyperlink support, etc.

Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinNT / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Windows registry
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file within the same folder
  3. Rename this file metapad.ini
  4. Launch metapad.exe
Similar/alternative apps: EditPad Lite
What's new?
  • portability mode: store/load all settings from metapad.ini
  • new high resolution app icon
  • now remembers last open/save folder with option to disable
  • minor UI/usability updates
  • better defaults for general settings
  • UTF-8 file support (provided by David Millis)
  • fixed shift+enter bug (provided by Curtis Bright)
  • fixed convert to title case bug with apostrophes
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Wolfghost on 2011-06-15 17:13

This one rocks !! Thanks :) Works with Win7 64bit too !

bawldiggle on 2019-10-16 21:29

Have been using Metapad and then Metapad360 for 15+ years
The range of text formatting tools are amazing.
My fav is "quote" Alt+Q, which inserts your custom string at col.1 of all selected lines/paragraphs/pages. Notepad++ does a similar thing BUT not all in col.1 ... Metapad makes it much easier to spot the "quoted" lines.
I am using "'o" , without the quotes, as my quote string.

bawldiggle on 2019-10-16 22:18

Forget to mention the "stickies" feature ...
10 shortcuts (Quick buffers) to paste your custom single line strings onto Metapad docs ...
** Settings (dlg) Buffers & Languages (tab/page)
hot keys Alt+<num> ... where <num> is (querty) 0 to 9
selected text on saved file Metapad (config) -> Alt+Shift+<num> (ie qwerty-num)

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