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IcoFX v1.6.4

webfork on 26 Aug 2016
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by MISIIM

IcoFX is a complete all-in-one solution for icon creation, extraction and editing. It supports transparency and has tools and more than 40 effects to create icons. It can also import and export various images formats and has batch processing capability.

Works with 64-bit.

Note: This is the last freeware version as latest version has gone payware

Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable edition" ZIP package and extract it to a folder of your choice. Launch IcoFX.exe.
Latest comments
lautrepay on 2012-11-10 01:04

@rogerthedodger: you can download the PortableApps.com package. Extract or install it, the contents of the APP folder is all you need, delete the rest. After the first launching of IcoFX.exe the configuration files will be created

Rodger on 2013-01-06 10:04

small fonts (on the app itself) = @ Kermode
Found a solution !
Dowmoad 12noon Dispay Changer (free -> google): very nice prgram, helps me a lot with old programs on my new large screen !
Install. Go to folder where installed, make a shortcut from the cd.exe folder.
Rightclick on shortcut, open properties
Richtclick IcoFX.exe, open properties, highlight target command line, copy (Ctrl + c)
Go to THE END of the same line (target) in the IconFX properties, paste (Ctrl + v); leave a space between both (there are quotation marks at the beinning and at the end of both)
Go to the space and type (without quotation marks, but leaving again a space before, in between and at the end) "-width=1152 -height=864" (or any other screen size COMPATIBLE with your screen, e.g. 1600x 900 1027x768, etc; see help of dc to find out which screen sizes are compatible).
Close properties of both.
Change the name and icon of dc.exe to IcoFX.
That's it !
(When you close IcoFX, the screen will automatically return to its initial size, so the change onlw affcts this program !)

Specular on 2015-01-06 18:35

The busy XP screenshot doesn't do the app justice. Worthwhile app for icon creation and extraction. Main limitation of this version is the lack of 512px+ size support, which OSX and now Windows 10 support.

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FastStone Capture v5.3

billon on 22 Aug 2020
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Feb 2007
  • Suggested by Fluffy

FastStone Capture is a powerful, flexible and intuitive screen-capture utility. It allows you to capture anything on the screen including windows, objects, full screen, rectangle regions, freehand-selected regions and scrolling windows/web pages. It has innovative features such as a floating Capture Panel, hotkeys, resizing, cropping, text annotation, printing, e-mailing, screen magnifier and many more.

Reported to function in Windows 7 and in Linux under WINE.

Note: FastStone Capture went payware starting from v5.4 so I have made the last freeware version available (v5.3) for direct download as the license agreement does not prohibit redistribution.

Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of drive-less absolute path (eg. \docs\personal\work.doc without the drive letter)
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FSCapture.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Greenshot, PicPick, ShareX
What's new?
  • Compatible with Windows Vista.
  • Improved quality of 256 color PNG/GIF output.
  • Added:
    • To Email to the Output list;
    • Reset to Primary Screen (only available in Multi-monitor system) to the tray icon's popup menu.
Latest comments
webfork on 2016-06-02 02:58

@jimdorey: I'm a little confused why we had a listing that this works with Win10 -- it really doesn't. When this version of the program stopped being developed, Win7 wasn't even out yet. Anyway, I recommend trying another software package for that OS. I've updated the entry.

joby_toss on 2016-06-02 11:49

@jimdorey: v5.3 works fine on my win 10 x64 using a 1080p screen resolution. Maybe you're using a high DPI screen/4k monitor, and only the last version (8.4, payware, but worth every penny) works fine in that case.

__philippe on 2016-10-14 15:57

Don't care for FSC freeware near inaudible screenshot audio cue ?

Never fear: Everything you always wanted to know about...
Grafting a neater camera-like snapshot sound to FastStone Capture v5.3...;-)




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Proxomitron v4.5 June Release

lintalist on 25 Jun 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by Ennovy

Proxomitron is a local HTTP web-filtering proxy. It contains a powerful text matching engine specially designed to re-write web pages on the fly. You can use one of the built-in filtering rules, modify them or even write your own. With Proxomitron, you can stop pop-up, pop-under or pop-over ad windows, convert ads/banners into simple text links, freeze animated GIFs, stop blinking text etc.

Note: The original author of Proxomitron has passed on, and the program is no longer being developed.

Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Proxomitron.exe.
Latest comments
Simon on 2011-03-01 16:43

I've been using proxomitron since win95, more than 10 years now. Best ad/trash/online scam filter EVER. Best thing is, no matter what new exploit shows up.. all you need are a few lines of code to block it/modify it. This baby literally rewrites the web.

Ennovy on 2012-01-20 11:07

Tested under Windows 7, works fine. Great software and I am using it for many years now.

lintalist on 2018-06-25 17:03

For those interested: someone managed to decompile Proxomitron completely, analyse and rebuild it, dubbed Proxomitron Reborn. More information in the forum thread https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1486

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Push The Freakin' Button v1.0.6.4

webfork on 9 Dec 2018
  • 421KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Dec 2003
  • Suggested by Ennovy

Push the Freakin' Button (PTFB) is a button pressing utility. When you wish to automatically dismiss a dialog box, you can configure PTFB to "push" a particular button by using drag-and-drop, and it will function as instructed when the dialog box pops up the next time.

Note: This is the last freeware version of what is now a payware product.

Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP installer and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PTFB.exe.
Latest comments
Shodan on 2007-03-17 13:36

i also use rtvreco and like it much. i agree it is far better than this one. well worth the 'payware' price. it will do much more and find more windows than ptfb will and give user more choices what to do when it recognizes a window...

Morten on 2007-03-22 02:11

It doesn't actually help how much better the other product is as this is a "freeware" listing. The name "The Portable Freeware Collection" does not indicate the use of payware does it?

somejerk on 2018-11-27 19:48

RtvReco doesn't even exist anymore. gbj and Shodan are probably spammers who were trying to push the software.

PTFB does exactly what I need; it pushes the freakin button. It's great for one off tasks that have an unexpected error interruption.

When I need something more complex (like automating installers), I use AutoIt, which is also freeware.

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