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AppNetworkCounter v1.41 Updated

billon on 5 Nov 2020
  • 120KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Nov 2020
  • Suggested by billon

AppNetworkCounter counts and displays the number of TCP/UDP bytes and packets sent and received by every application on your system. For every application, the following information is displayed: the number of sent and received bytes, number of sent and received packets, number of sent/received IPv4 bytes and number of sent/received IPv6 bytes. It also displays the version information of the application - Product Name, Product Version, File Description and Company Name.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights (Vista+)
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AppNetworkCounter.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Process Services' column, which displays the services of the process (only when the 'Group By' option is 'Process ID').

Audacity v2.4.2

billon on 26 Jun 2020
  • 26MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Jun 2020
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Audacity is a multi-track sound recorder and editor with support for most audio formats and sophisticated effects such as noise removal and studio reverb. Users can record live audio, compress or convert file types, as well as cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together.

Cross platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

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

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty folder and name it Portable Settings in the same directory
  3. Launch Audacity.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Wavosaur
What's new? See:
https://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Category:Release_Notes
Latest comments
quayden on 2019-02-22 01:16

Keep getting avformat-55.dll error pop up, i download this dll at
https://www.dll-download-system.com/avformat-55_dll.html
however, i think it is old version, can I update ffmpeg now? is it safe? I don't want to crash this software once again.

webfork on 2019-02-22 13:52

@quaden: see the audacityteam.org link on this: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/installing_and_updating_audacity_on_windows.html

qj3328 on 2019-11-07 16:16

Audacity is an outstanding audio recorder and editor. I have used it for a broad range of tasks, from modifying/improving music files to editing video audio tracks and for recording audio tracks than inserted into to video files. It has always been dependable, and is as simple or sophisticated as needed.

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MZCacheView v2.01 Updated

billon on 28 Oct 2020
  • 181KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Oct 2020
  • Suggested by ClausValca

MZCacheView reads the cache folder of Firefox/Mozilla/Netscape Web browsers and displays the list of all files currently stored in the cache. For each cache file, the following is displayed: URL, Content type, File size, Last modified time, Last fetched time, Expiration time, Fetch count, Server name and more. You can select one or more items from the cache list and then extract the files to another folder, or copy the URLs list to the clipboard.

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 MZCacheView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Copy Clicked Cell' option to the right-click context menu, which copies to the clipboard the text of cell that you right-clicked with the mouse.

NetTraffic v1.66.1

billon on 26 Apr 2020
  • 852KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Apr 2020
  • Suggested by I am Baas

NetTraffic is a network bandwidth speed monitor supporting real time data rate chart, network usage history and quota usage meter. The window can be resized, will auto-adjust to clearly display speeds, and has a variety of colors and data visualizations.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch NetTraffic.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: NetMeter, NetWorx
What's new?
  • Updated Farsi translation.
Latest comments
shnbwmn on 2018-04-13 08:36

Looks like a proper replacement for the unfortunate NetWorx. Thanks!

__philippe on 2018-11-01 06:33

Fixed v1.52.0 broken download link

PAFuser on 2019-09-02 17:27

Prefer NetSpeedMonitor, available: https://download.cnet.com/s/netspeedmonitor-64-bit/ 32-bit on same page, but no longer available on developer's site. Provides numerical up/down info on toolbar. May not be portable, but is quite small 1.26 MB. Have used for years.

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WhatInStartup v1.35

webfork on 19 Jun 2016
  • 79KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Jun 2013
  • Suggested by freakazoid

WhatInStartup displays the list of all applications that are loaded automatically when Windows starts up. It allows you to easily disable or delete unwanted programs that runs in your Windows startup. You can use it on your currently running instance of Windows, as well as you can use it on external instance of Windows in another drive. Additionally, the program will "ban" programs from re-adding themselves to startup.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
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 WhatInStartup.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Auto Size Columns+Headers' option.
  • Added x64 build.
Latest comments
webfork on 2010-03-31 17:42

I really didn't think there was anything else a startup program should do but Nirsoft continues to surprise.

-.- on 2010-06-14 20:15

how does this compare to autorun? been using that for a while and just wanted to know, I'll try this one too later if I need it before using autorun

xor on 2016-01-23 23:13

@_._
I currently use AUTORUNS to decrap my Windows startup and I use WHATINSTARTUP to add custom nifty handy dandy startup entries that I need.

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VeraCrypt v1.24 Update 7

webfork on 11 Aug 2020
  • 55MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Aug 2020
  • Suggested by abc

VeraCrypt is volume encryption software that functions like an attached drive, making it possible to actively work with data like any other drive until the volume is dismounted. The program supports favorites, hot keys, hardware acceleration, and auto-mount options. Includes a variety of available tools for added security including keyfiles, security tokens, hidden volumes, auto-dismount, cascaded encryption and cached password management.

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

VeraCrypt is based on the inactive TrueCrypt, attempting to solve some of the program's documented weaknesses. The program can open and convert TrueCrypt volumes.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. Writes "LEGACY_VERACRYPT" driver settings to the registry.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download either the "Portable" or "Legacy Portable" (for WinXP-Win7) and launch
  2. When prompted to install, select the Extract option and select a folder of your choice
  3. Launch VeraCrypt.exe
For more information on the available options of running VeraCrypt in portable mode, read the section on Portable Mode.
Similar/alternative apps: TrueCrypt
What's new? See:
https://www.veracrypt.fr/en/Release Notes.html
Latest comments
giulia on 2020-08-10 00:35

hi
could be corrected for the w7 users!

CornHolio the Gringo on 2020-08-28 22:02

I still use TrueCrypt-7.1a, the proven.

webfork on 2020-08-28 23:44

@CornHolio - In terms of security, TrueCrypt is probably more than adequate for 98% of users. It's still very hard for someone to get into your data. However, VeraCrypt likely works better with whole-disk security and has some speed improvements.

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Greenfish Icon Editor Pro v3.6

billon on 15 Sep 2017
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by risk

Greenfish Icon Editor Pro is a tool for creating icons, animated or static cursors and other small images. Can extract icons and cursors from executable files and icon libraries, batch convert image files to icons or other image formats and supports advanced selection handling (marquee, lasso and wand tools, saving/loading selections from files). Offers various gradient styles for filling shapes, and includes many filters such as remove matte, drop shadow, inner/outer glow and bevel etc.

The program opens and saves in ICO, CUR, ANI, PNG, XPM, BMP, JPEG, WebP and TGA formats and creates icons and cursors up to 256x256 @ 32-bit, which can also be PNG-compressed for use in Vista and above.

Include Greenfish Image Converter (for processing TIFF and SVG files), which requires .NET Framework 3.5.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder). Alternatively, a PortableApps version is also available: Greenfish Icon Editor Pro Portable.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch gfie32.exe or gfie64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new?
  • New:
    • Linux support;
    • Load/Save WebP, Portable AnyMap and TGA (Targa) files;
    • Contrast adjustment in Exposure dialog.
  • Improved: RGB Formulae (alpha adjustment, new operations).
Latest comments
olliebean on 2013-06-15 14:44

WARNING: this no longer comes as a direct download of the zip, but as an executable downloader which downloads the zip, but in the process you have to decline installation of about four different annoyanceware toolbars and addons. Also the downloader itself is not portable; it leaves folders in AppData.

thepiney on 2013-06-18 21:24

When you click the download link, a page opens with the download, just un-check the "Use our download manager and get recommended downloads" box. You'll get the zip file that you want. My Avast keeps blocking the site/file so I just disabled. After download I checked using VirusTotal and comes up clean.

billon on 2017-04-06 10:17

If you want load/save WebP under XP, DL v.0.5.0 -
https://storage.googleapis.com/downloads.webmproject.org/releases/webp/index.html

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NetworkTrafficView v2.30

billon on 25 May 2019
  • 232KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 May 2019
  • Suggested by guinness

NetworkTrafficView is a monitoring tool that captures information passing through your network adapter and displays general traffic statistics. Packet statistics are grouped by the Ethernet Type, IP Protocol, Source/Destination Addresses and Source/Destination ports.

A variety of information is displayed on each line including Ethernet Type (IPv4, IPv6, ARP), IP Protocol (TCP, UDP, ICMP), Source Address, Destination Address, Source Port, Destination Port, Service Name (http, ftp and so on), Packets Count, Total Packets Size, Total Data Size, Data Speed, Maximum Data Speed, Average Packet Size, First/Last Packet Time, Duration and process ID/Name.

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)
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch NetworkTrafficView.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: LiveTcpUdpWatch, CurrPorts
What's new? Added:
  • New columns: 'TCP Window Size', 'TCP Window Scale', 'Maximum Segment Size'. Available only for TCP items and only when the selected options are 'Display the 2 packet directions in 2 separated lines' and 'Group by combination of Ethernet Type, IP Protocol, Addresses, and TCP/UDP Ports'.
  • 'TTL' (Time To Live) column.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-04-26 13:25

NetworkTrafficView v2.06

Eyes open wide as can be, can't seem to spot the new "IPNetInfo - Source IP" option displayed anywhere...;-(

Anyone else with a better eyesight cares double-checking ?

__philippe on 2017-04-26 21:41

Eyes open wide, but looking the wrong direction...:-(

The new option is indeed present and working as it should, available NOT under the likely "Option" tab,
but rather from two alternate locations :

• under the "File" tab
• in the context menu

Apologies for this unwarranted agitation.

MIKLO on 2017-12-21 15:57

@__philippe no thank you cause I couldn't find either lol, but I was able after you pointed me in the right direction :)
MIKLO

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PngOptimizer v2.5.1

billon on 14 Feb 2017
  • 312KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Feb 2017
  • Suggested by Replika

PngOptimizer is an easy-to-use program to compress common graphics formats to PNG format with no quality difference. Files can be added one at a time or in batch to the program icon or window. Images can also come from the clipboard by pressing CTRL+V while the application is in focus. Graphics formats supported include BMP, GIF, TGA, as well as further compressesing PNG files. Animated GIF and PNG files (APNG) are also supported. Size decrease for PNG files varies widely on the original editor, but GIF and BMP conversions can be as much as 40% and 95% respectively.

Cross-platform with clients available for Linux. A CLI version is available.

Alternatively, PngOptimizer Portable automatically switches between 32-bit and 64-bit and adjusts the screenshots path.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. In the same folder, create a text file called PngOptimizer.ini
  3. Launch PngOptimizer.exe

Optionally, to save images from the clipboard to the PngOptimizer application folder, right-click on the window and select Custom for the target directory and enter a period (.) in the box below.
Similar/alternative apps: FileOptimizer
What's new?
  • Fixed: window position would be always centered instead of being restored to the previous position.
Latest comments
webfork on 2013-05-31 23:08

Note about the 2.3 update: definitely takes full advantage of multi-processor systems. I tested it on Win7x64 with an i7 quad core and it got very close to 90% (few programs can do that). Definitely a big speed bonus over time there and good to see those kind of optimizations in freeware.

Checker on 2014-05-30 09:29

@ billon: Thanks ... and updated ;)

DarkShadow on 2014-06-10 16:35

There is a v2.4.2 for x64 !

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MyPhoneExplorer v1.8.15

billon on 31 Aug 2020
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Aug 2020
  • Suggested by perwhis

MyPhoneExplorer is a program that allows you to administer Sony-Ericsson mobile phones and any Android-based phones. You may connect your phone via cable, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or infrared port. It can handle the adressbook, organizer, SMSs, files and even calls.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: MSVBVM60.DLL
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Donationware
How to extract: Download the installer and go through the setup process choosing the portable mode. Launch MyPhoneExplorer portable.exe.
What's new?
  • Compatibility to Thunderbird 78 (communication part rewritten, Addon updated to v3.0.5).
  • Compatibility to Push-Service from Huawei (for new Huawei devices without Google services).
  • Several bugfixes.

Snap2HTML v2.14

billon on 9 Aug 2020
  • 408KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Aug 2020
  • Suggested by mmx64

Snap2HTML takes a "snapshot" of folder structures on your harddrive and saves to an HTML file. The output is a modern, application-like view that feels like a real application, similar to Explorer. The program uses a treeview with folders that you can click to view the contained files. Includes a built-in file search with wildcards and breadcrumb-style path all within a single, easily distributed file.

Directory data can also be saved as text, CSV (spreadsheet), or JSON.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Snap2HTML.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: LS - File List Generator, Directory Lister, MiTeC DirList
What's new?
  • UNC paths work again (including linking).
  • Searches returning lots of items should be a bit faster now.
  • And a few smaller fixes as usual.
Latest comments
Pax on 2019-04-20 16:17

Very useful program, providing the best results of any dir2html type of app I've ever used. fyi: also WINE compatible under Linux. Have had no issues reading/writing to externally attached FAT32/NTFS drives under Linux as well as reading/writing to the system's EXT4-formatted drives.

Pax on 2019-04-27 15:53

Update: I installed the latest version (2.0) a few days ago: had previously been working with v1.94 (on Linux and previously on Win7). Was able to test both versions on Windows 10 only (Oct/2018 update) - my Linux laptop is being replaced.

Turns out both versions need .NET Framework. When running v2.0, it didn't notify me that .NET was missing. When I tried to access a drive, it stalled - I 'forced closed' the app.

Running v1.94 will notify you of missing .NET Framework and correctly download and install it. After I did this, v2.0 ran without problems.

On the same directory, v2.0 created a 54mb html file and was noticeably slower generating it. My browsers (Firefox and Brave) took a long while to parse and display. Built-in search was also very slow.

v1.94 (on the same directory), created a 1mb file. Much smaller. Parsed instantly on FF and Brave. Search/Filter was snappy.

Maybe this is an isolated incident. I'm on Windows (temporarily) for the first time in a few years: went through updates, tried to secure for privacy, installed a few programs, etc...

Bottom line: If v2.0 isn't working well for you, v1.94 works great.

hamasaki on 2020-06-15 03:23

Should have commented on this software before. Fantastic.

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BOOTICE v1.3.4

billon on 25 Jan 2019
  • 937KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Jun 2016
  • Suggested by Midas

BOOTICE is a boot-related maintenance gadget that is used to install, repair, backup and restore disk (mirrored) MBR or partition PBR; edit Windows boot configuration file BCD; manage UEFI startup items; VHD / VHDX file management. In addition, it has disk sector editing, disk filling, partition management, disk partitioning and formatting, GRUB4DOS menu editing and other functions.

NOTE: Homepage is down, linking to Softpedia.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch BOOTICEx86_XXXX.XX.XX_vX.X.X.X.exe or BOOTICEx64_XXXX.XX.XX_vX.X.X.X.exe (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: HDHacker
What's new? See Chinese changelog here.
Latest comments
zorro on 2019-01-25 04:27

The site appears to be down/gone?
Alternative download locations for the last version:
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/bootice.html
https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Boot-Manager-Disk/Bootice.shtml

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streamWriter v5.5.1.0

billon on 8 Aug 2020
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Aug 2020
  • Suggested by I am Baas

streamWriter is a feature-rich Internet radio client with the ability to record both the played stream and any number of other stations simultaneously. The program includes a searchable browser for thousands of available sources of every kind (rock, rap, talk, sports etc.), an audio splitter that looks for silence to separate tracks, and includes a basic player for recorded files. The program supports scheduled recordings, audio file wish list and block list, equalizer and allows connections with the streamWriter community to report on available radio streams.

Functional in 64-bit. Add-ons are available for additional features such as audio conversion, post-processing and tag edition.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the "portable without installation" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch streamwriter.exe
  3. When prompted, choose "Save data to application path"

Optionally, enable Addons in the File - Settings - Addons menu and check boxes next to required Addons, which will download automatically to the application folder.
Similar/alternative apps: RadioSure, Screamer Radio, Pocket Radio Player
What's new?
  • Added new category "Appearance" to settings.
  • Genre can now be written to tags of saved files.
  • Search parameters of the stream browser are saved now.
  • Fixed some bugs.
  • Updated libraries.
Latest comments
webfork on 2015-09-07 21:37

freakazoid: Cool, thanks. I've been using this program for years now and I never noticed that.

afh on 2015-09-08 15:14

Is it possible to connect via proxy which requires user and password?

freakazoid on 2015-09-08 17:29

afh: Doesn't look like you can add a user and password for the HTTP proxy. You could try something like 'user:password@yourstream.com' for the host. This might work, but I'm not sure.

If that doesn't work, you could request this feature from the developer.

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CrystalDiskInfo v8.8.9 Updated

billon on 28 Sep 2020
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by guinness

CrystalDiskInfo monitors disk health status and temperature, monitoring/graphing of S.M.A.R.T. diagnostic information. The program also tells you how many times the hard disk has been turned on and how many hours.

Functional with magnetic and solid state disks.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Internet Explorer 8+
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0+/4.0+ (only for Alert Mail)
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT License
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete License folder, DiskInfoA32.exe, DiskInfoA64.exe, gadget folder and unnecessary language files (inside CdiResource directory)
  3. Optionally, delete opus folder, unnecessary themes, AlertMail.exe and AlertMail4.exe
  4. Launch DiskInfo32.exe or DiskInfo64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: PassMark DiskCheckup, HDDScan
What's new?
  • Added block list USB-ATA bridge (VID=0x05E3, PID=0x0702).
  • Fixed JMicron JMS583 support.
Latest comments
bzl333 on 2011-09-01 01:27

it has OpenCandy bundled with it now according to that Gizmo site.

rodger123 on 2012-09-22 17:41

Woked fine on my USB storage drive-Hallers version at portable apps better,cleans up itself,slick program.

SYSTEM on 2012-09-26 14:31

@rodger123: This "worse" version only leaves files in Internet Explorer's cache. IMHO, the overhead caused by PortableApps.com Launcher is not worth it.

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ImBatch v7.0.0 Updated

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

ImBatch is a powerful image processing tool with a long list of available tools for modifying one or more files. Available options include resize, rotate, modify colors, metdata, blur, shadow, crop and many more. Tasks can be chained (e.g. adjust contrast + sharpen) and reordered to just preview not just one change but multiple edits. Any process can be saved for quickly assembling future edits.

The program can also optimize images, create or add to an existing PDF, create animations (GIF), and upload the results to a remote server. The program can also passively watch a given folder for images to process and longer operations can put the computer in standby to save power once they conclude.

Smart functions include autocrop, auto-enhance, auto-stitch (for panorama-type images). The program supports a wide range of formats, command-line operations and batch task settings for easy load/unload of operations.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the installer and launch. When prompted for version, select "portable", and then choose a folder of your choice. Launch ImBatch.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: XnConvert
What's new? See:
https://www.highmotionsoftware.com/download-center/imbatch

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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RapidCRC Unicode v0.3.33

webfork on 31 May 2020
  • 867KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Apr 2020
  • Suggested by Userfriendly

RapidCRC Unicode is a hashing program capable of checking and verifying the integrity of files, folders, or whole drives. The program includes process priority, ability to pause/resume analysis, job queuing, easily copy hashes to the clipboard and multi-threaded checks. If using checksum files (e.g. .sfv or .md5) for future verification, options include the ability to generate for every analyzed file, directory, or a single checksum with all hash data.

Includes direct support for CRC hashing in the filename (common for anime releases) for example: "MyFile [45DEF3A0].avi") Other algorithms range from fast to secure, including SFV(CRC32), MD5, ED2K, SHA-1/256/512 and Blake2sp.

Based on the original RapidCRC but updated with extended Unicode support.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Archive" or "Archive (x64)" RAR package and extract using 7-Zip or similar program to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete rcrcshex.dll or rcrcshex64.dll
  3. Create an empty text file called options_unicode.bin in the same folder
  4. Launch RapidCRC.exe
Similar/alternative apps: FileVerifier++
What's new?
  • Copy to Clipboard was not working for Blake2sp.
Latest comments
webfork on 2014-08-02 02:05

This is currently my go-to program. I tend to add it to the "send to" menu on machines I'm currently using and it works beautifully to check one or more files. Also, the ability to insert the hash directly into the file name makes so much sense. Just drag-and-drop it into the window and instantly know if there's a problem. Great solution to the multi-step check.

shoover on 2016-02-21 09:17

I think there is something wrong with the "CRC into Filename" function. This occurs with files that lack a file extension.

webfork on 2016-02-22 21:20

shoover: The dev has been pretty responsive if you want to reach out: https://github.com/OV2/RapidCRC-Unicode/issues

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TinyTask v1.77

billon on 5 Nov 2019
  • 36KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Nov 2019
  • Suggested by donald

TinyTask is a small, simple mouse and keyboard macro recorder. Anything you do with the mouse or type on the keyboard while the program is running can be replayed as many times as you choose. Recordings can even be compiled into an executable file.

Notes:

  1. Recordings cannot be edited
  2. Mouse wheel movement recording not available with some mice

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch tinytask.exe.

Issue: If the program does not record mouse clicks, restart.
Similar/alternative apps: TyperTask
What's new? See:
https://www.tinytask.net/revision_history.php
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2019-11-03 06:15

BifDefender doesn't like it, says the download zip is dangerous. False positive.

Midas on 2019-11-03 16:23

@hamasaki: the issue has been bugging the developer for years...

See "Does TinyTask have malware?" (https://www.tinytask.net/faq.php)

hamasaki on 2019-11-04 01:19

@Midas. Thanks. It's ok, it's just the first time I've seen it and I've used BitDefender for quite awhile. Of course I took no notice of the warning. :)

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UninstallView v1.40 Updated

billon on 24 Oct 2020
  • 179KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Oct 2020
  • Suggested by billon

UninstallView collects information about all programs installed on your system and displays the details of the installed programs in one table. You can use it to get installed programs information for your local system, for remote computer on your network and for external hard-drive plugged to your computer. It also allows you to easily uninstall a software on your local computer and remote computer (including quiet uninstall if the installer supports it).

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 UninstallView.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: MyUninstaller, InstalledAppView
What's new?
  • Added support for exporting the installed programs to JSON file.
  • Updated the HTML export feature to HTML5.
Latest comments
PAFuser on 2017-05-01 14:30

"UninstallView replaces the old MyUninstaller tool." NirSoft web site. http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/uninstall_view.html

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DevManView v1.72 Updated

billon on 5 Oct 2020
  • 150KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Oct 2020
  • Suggested by guinness

DevManView is an alternative to the standard Windows Device Manager. It displays all devices and their properties in a flat table, instead of a hierarchical treeview. In addition to displaying the devices of your local computer, DevManView also lets you view the device list of another computer on your network, as long as you have administrator access rights to that computer.

DevManView can also load the devices list from external instance of Windows and disable unwanted devices. This feature can be useful if you have trouble starting Windows on a particular machine and you need to disable a problematic device.

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 DevManView.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed bug with sending the devices information to stdout by specifying an empty filename (e.g.: DevManView.exe /scomma "" | more).
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bro on 2013-11-01 19:17

I use this to enable/disable my touch screen on Windows 8.

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WinContig v3.0.0.1 Updated

billon on 22 Oct 2020
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Oct 2020
  • Suggested by MarcoNovaro

WinContig is an easy-to-use file defragmentation program that allows defrag of parts of the drive. This is useful for squeezing extra performance out of important or frequently used files or programs without wasting time and energy cleaning up the rest of the drive.

Note that this is recommended only on magnetic disks. Flash-based drives (SSDs and thumb drives) don't benefit from defragmentation and such maintenance tools can reduce the life of the drive.

The program engine is based on the standard Microsoft defragmentation API and allows you to group files into profiles, accepting a number of available command-line switches for additional control.

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 WinContig.exe or WinContig64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: UltraDefrag
What's new? See:
https://wincontig.mdtzone.it/en/history.htm
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portafreeuser on 2012-02-09 05:28

OK, I ran a newer version on my XP SP3 system and it worked just fine. Thanks for a nice easy defrag program with some nice display information and command line features. I actually like how the pre-version 1 versions looked better (less cluttered), but at least this works and doesn't crash and is portable and simple.

__philippe on 2018-09-12 08:35

Sysinternals' lean Contig.exe v1.8 (248KB) CLI will defrag selected files just as well…;-)
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/contig

Bonus point: still behaves under WinXP...;-)

appsuser on 2019-11-27 20:17

Although a little difficult to figure out, have successfully used this to defragment fragmented .ISO files resulting from an AnyBurn .IMG file conversion.

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HxD v2.4.0.0

billon on 28 Feb 2020
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Feb 2020
  • Suggested by nullx42

HxD is a carefully designed and fast hex editor including raw disk editing, modifying foreign RAM and handling files of any size. The program includes search/replace (ASCII | Unicode), export, checksum/digests, insertion of byte patterns, file shredder, concatenation or splitting of files, statistics and more.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable" installer inside the ZIP package, extract it and execute. Launch HxD32.exe or HxD64.exe.
What's new? See:
https://mh-nexus.de/en/hxd/changelog.php
Latest comments
Special on 2018-07-17 21:51

v2.0.0.0 is now out in stable, after almost 10 long years, and it's still the best Hex editor!

__philippe on 2018-07-18 09:54

Seconding Special's praise for HxD 2.0

HxD was remarkably useful yet in its former v1.1.7 incarnation.
Ten years on, the v2.0 release, resurrected from limbo, Phoenix-like,
offers an amazing list of new features and enhancements, such as:

• New Data Inspector
• New Unicode support
• Enhanced Search window
• …

https://mh-nexus.de/en/hxd/changelog.php

Recommended.

pacofdez on 2019-01-17 17:14

The solution to [Scrolling on Windows 10 tablet problem] is appreciated.
https://forum.mh-nexus.de/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=929

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Textify v1.8.2

billon on 7 Feb 2020
  • 763KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Feb 2020
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Textify lets users copy text from such normally static dialog boxes, system messages, program tabs and more. Ideal for quickly taking down diagnostic/error messages in system testing, the program lets you grab part or all of the needed text. It also can launch web services such as Google Translate or external programs.

The program also grabs the "alt" text and URL of web images.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. From the Select type of the install drop-down menu, select Portable and click Next
  3. Select a folder and click Install
  4. Launch Textify.exe

OR

  1. Download the installer and extract everything except $PLUGINSDIR and uninstall.exe to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch Textify.exe
Similar/alternative apps: SysExporter
What's new?
  • Remove more Unicode control characters when the unicode_spaces_to_ascii option is enabled.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2016-06-03 10:45

Textify works fine under good ole Win XP as well...;-)

see: http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=81492#p81492

webfork on 2016-07-24 16:22

Outstanding program for pulling bits of text out of menu items that resist other tools. I use it at least once every few days for writing HOWTOs or bug reports.

MIKLO on 2016-08-23 14:22

Very nice and quite useful thanks for your work.
MIKLO

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FileTypesMan v1.95

billon on 5 Jun 2020
  • 159KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Jun 2020
  • Suggested by eprimetime

FileTypesMan is an alternative to the 'File Types' tab in the 'Folder Options' of Windows. It displays the list of all file extensions and types registered on your computer. For each file type, the following information is displayed: Type Name, Description, MIME Type, Perceived Type, Flags, Browser Flags and more. FileTypesMan also allows you to easily edit the properties and flags of each file type, as well as it allows you to add, edit and remove actions in a file type.

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 FileTypesMan.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Copy Selected Actions' and 'Paste Actions' options, which allows you to copy one or more actions into the clipboard and then paste them into another file type / extension.
  • Fixed bug: When a file extension had a 'User Choice' entry that cannot be accessed, FileTypesMan displayed and edited the actions of the file type, instead of displaying 'Access Denied' error message.
Latest comments
Simon on 2009-03-04 21:33

I'm really surprised - it works even for replacing txt notepad by another application! Well done, it seems to be really useful!

Midas on 2009-04-22 07:25

Although it is extra useful, be extra careful with it or you might screw your system -- check, check, check, & recheck whatever you do.

Magibon on 2011-12-07 21:21

I stumbled upon this app. accidentally when trying to replace my system icon for .reg files. I used to use IconPhile, but it's process is hidden. Sometimes it's hard to undo.

With this.. im able to manually replace system icons. :)
And it's portable/stealth!

http://i44.tinypic.com/9uupt0.png

This nirsoft guy is a wiz.

Here's a nice review:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/12383/change-a-file-types-icon-in-windows-7/

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SyncFolders v3.4.555 Updated

billon on 25 Sep 2020
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by smaragdus

SyncFolders supports 3 synchronization modes - Copy, Backup (Mirror) and Two-Way Synchronization on an unlimited number of files and folders. Other features include preview, file comparison by date and size or by content, integration with Windows task scheduler, filters, connections from or to UNC paths, multiple rules in a single rules file, and deleted or overwritten files can be moved to the recycle bin or to a time-stamped history folder. It even can ignore one-hour time stamp differences caused by DST switch for synchronization to FAT file systems.

The program includes logging, command-line parameters and more. SyncFolders is multilingual and comes with a detailed help file.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
Stealth: ? No. Creates an empty folder in AppData.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SyncFolders.exe.

Optionally you can delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: DirSync Pro, DSynchronize, jaBuT Backup, Zback
What's new? New:
  • Subfolders in the target folder can also be skipped if synchronization type is Back up.
Changed:
  • Improved handling of mapped network drives when running SyncFolders as administrator.
Fixed:
  • SyncFolders stopped the synchronization for the rule when a file did not have a last modification date. However, it should continue with the remaining files and folders.
  • The option 'View Log File' does not show the right log file if the command line option /log: is used to indicate an alternative log file location.
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hamasaki on 2020-09-26 00:06

Fantastic software, use it on a daily basis with hardly any issues. Simple and easy to use.

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