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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:

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:
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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Instantbird Portable v1.5

webfork on 20 Jul 2019
  • 30MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Dec 2013
  • Suggested by carbonize

Instantbird is a simple and easy to use instant messaging client with support all the major networks. The program has a tabbed interface and similar look and feel to Firefox/Thunderbird (uses the Mozilla codebase), and includes support for customization using themes and add-ons.

Available networks include AOL, Yahoo, MSN, Google Talk, Twitter, Facebook, XMPP, IRC, ICQ, and more.

Instantbird Portable is a version in format.

NOTE: this program hasn't been updated since 2013 and may contain security vulnerabilities.

System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. In the event of a crash, saves info to AppData
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPL and Mozilla tri-license (MPL 1.1/GPL 2.0/LGPL 2.1)
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch InstantbirdPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Pidgin
What's new?
  • Creating a new conversation tab has been made easier.
    - Clicking the '+' button in a conversation window shows a list of conversations that can be started with a single click.
    - The list is sorted with a frecency algorithm, taking into account how often and how recently you've talked to each contact.
    - This list also automatically includes the channels advertised by the IRC servers you are connected to.
  • New tooltips that better fit the style of Instantbird.
  • Improved Multi-user chats user interface:
    - Participants now have context menus that allow you to open private conversations or add them as buddies.
    - Highlighted nicks in chat rooms now have tooltips and context menus.
  • Auto-joined chat rooms that have been put on hold will stay on hold after a restart.
  • A list of alternate nicks for IRC can be configured, in case your preferred nick is taken when you connect.
  • about: pages (e.g. about:config) can now easily be opened with the /about command (e.g. /about config).
  • Retina display support on Mac OS X.
  • Google Talk and Hangouts Android users are now shown as mobile.
  • Google Hangouts users will no longer appear as always typing.
  • Better support for displaying RTL languages in conversations.
  • The vKontakte protocol was removed as the vKontakte service dropped support for connecting with an XMPP client.
  • New for developers: New API to add tab panels with arbitrary content to conversation windows: in-code documentation.
  • Updated to Mozilla 25.
  • Various minor bugs and a few crashers fixed.
  • And more... read the full ChangeLog for details of all code changes since Instantbird 1.4.
Latest comments
webfork on 2011-11-15 22:30

Love the simplicity, ease of use, familiar look and feel, but the program doesn't reconnect when there's a connection problem (I have a bad one) so I'm constantly restarting the program.

webfork on 2012-08-25 17:59

Update fixed reconnection problems. Very happy with this.

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PChat Portable v1.5.2

JohnTHaller on 22 Mar 2014

PChat is an IRC client forked from XChat with a customizable, tabbed or tree interface, SSL support, DCC transfers and chats, CTCP, and multiple normal or SSL servers. PChat Portable is the portable version released by the developer. Includes a variety of scripting add-ons via the website including Lua, Perl, Python, and TCL. Also available for Linux.

System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial. PChat supports Unicode within the app itself but it can not be installed to a path containing certain Unicode characters.
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PChatPortable.exe.
Latest comments
Kermode on 2010-06-23 22:44

Crashes a lot, and pieces of windows get "left behind" over the interface, like the chat text and then slowly scrolls out of view. Very bad.

Asterisk on 2010-06-24 16:23

This is 37mb for two reasons: a) it is a GTK app and includes the full GTK runtimes in the package, and B) it contains full localization for dozens of languages.

Removing the localizations and UPXing the GTK runtimes should bring this down to a fraction of its size.

TAIMAT on 2011-04-17 06:46

if u can bear with screen flickering & some slow responses .. u've find the best free irc client (DCC+1) @least in my opinion

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MegaIRC v4.06

Checker on 15 Mar 2014

MegaIRC is an Internet Relay Chat client that can work in one-windowed mode, putting all private, channel, and system messages in same window. Supports proxy, SSL, and various server encodings.

The program can also work in a debug mode where all server messages will be shown as-is, according to IRC protocol.

Note: Based on user comments and due to a listing by multiple services as malicious, it has been replaced with the Softpedia download.

System requirements: Win98 / WinME / Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download "MegaIRC ZIP archive" and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. [This step is unnecessary when downloading from Softpedia] Download "SSL Libs ZIP archive" and extract to the same folder
  3. Launch megairc.exe
What's new?
  • HTTP-CONNECT proxy support
  • PREFIX command support
  • Minor bugfixes and changes
Latest comments
André Felipe on 2009-01-06 00:34

It doesn't support UTF-8, despite it's "multilingual" inferface (which apparently was created with machine translations).

Emka on 2011-12-24 19:02

The website wants you to complete a survey or download games before you can download the application. Very bad style...

webfork on 2011-12-24 20:41

Emka: thanks for pointing that out.

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0irc v1.4.53

webfork on 4 Feb 2017
  • 157KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by simon

0irc is a lightweight IRC client with chat, dcc, multi-server connections, overview over all channels, simple mdi-interface, and can be used as a desktop module in litestep.

System requirements: WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: No
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch 0irc.exe.
What's new? v1.4.53 - release 9 (2007/4/3)
* exe: fixed saving of configuration when quitting with the close button
* exe/dll: fixed log command with enabled logging and parameter
* exe/dll: fixed /HELP command display
- exe: added color subsection [Color] with TextColor/EditColor/FrameColor
in ini file
+ exe/dll: added new handling for colorcodes
- exe/dll: serveral internal changes
Latest comments
J_D on 2010-09-22 00:51

Doesn't even support MOTD

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