billon's favorites (229)

WhoisThisDomain v2.42

billon on 2 Apr 2020
  • 90KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Apr 2020
  • Suggested by Jainendra

WhoisThisDomain is a domain registration lookup utility that allows you to easily get information about a registered domain. It automatically connect to the right WHOIS server, according to the top-level domain name and retrieve the WHOIS record of the domain.

It support both generic domains and country code domains.

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 whoistd.exe.

Optionally, download the latest whois-server-list.xml to the same folder.
What's new?
  • Updated the WHOIS server of .mx domains.
Latest comments
oldTV on 2011-01-27 09:39

Software not support cyrilic domain, example: президент.рф

__philippe on 2016-06-15 11:31

WhoisThisDomain v2.30 released as of 14-JUN-2016

MIKLO on 2016-06-16 16:00

NirSoft is way cool and allows me to see, change and repair things I otherwise would not be able to do. ^5

MIKLO

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AdiIRC v3.8

billon on 24 Mar 2020
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Mar 2020
  • Suggested by Userfriendly

AdiIRC is an IRC client with multi-server support and a customizable interface. It offers all the standard IRC features including private chats, basic Identd features, system informations, SSL, IPv6, chat logging and DCC Chat/Transfers.

It also offers now playing support for various media players, advanced scripting, themes, MTS themes, plugins, and dockable/undockable activity monitors that lets you monitor many channels at once.

Note: Additional Themes and Language files are available from the homepage.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or 4.5+
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AdiIRC.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: KVIrc Portable, HydraIRC, PChat, HexChat
What's new? See:
https://www.adiirc.com/download.php?v=3.8
Latest comments
joby_toss on 2015-04-02 04:37

This feature (Favorites) is already planned, yes.

smaragdus on 2016-10-04 21:35

@joby_toss
"Added server favorites menu"
Is this what you needed? ;)

joby_toss on 2016-10-05 13:04

It might be, but I have no idea how it works (always greyed-out)... :)

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SumatraPDF v3.2

billon on 16 Mar 2020
  • 12MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Mar 2020
  • Suggested by Darkbee

SumatraPDF is a lightweight, tabbed document reader for a variety of formats. Includes a wide variety of views including table of contents, rotation, facing pages, book view (2 pages side-by-side), full screen and presentation mode. Includes support for bookmarks, command-line arguments, hotkeys, and more. Additionally, SumatraPDF can function as a portable browser plugin. Supported formats include PDF, eBooks (EPUB, MOBI, FB2/FB2Z, PDB, TCR), Comic Books (CBZ/CBR/CBT/CB7Z), DJVU, CHM, XPS, TXT, images (JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, J2K, WEBP, TGA) and PostScript documents (PS/EPS, AI, PRN - requires Ghostscript).

Alternatively, Sumatra Portable adjusts recently used and most used file paths.

Category:
System requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SumatraPDF.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: STDU Viewer
What's new?
  • Upgraded core PDF parsing rendering to latest version of mupdf. Faster, less bugs.
  • Support for multiple windows.
  • Improved management of favorites.
  • Dropped support for Windows XP. Use 3.1.2 on XP.
Latest comments
ripu on 2015-12-24 06:46

Ignore my previous comment. I am an idiot. It actually uses an old version of Sumatra, which was faster and lighter.

Midas on 2015-12-24 15:59

@ripu: you shouldn't be so hard on yourself, mistakes happen. :)

KJO on 2020-03-15 20:45

Version 3.2 (2020) no longer supports XP (last XP version is 3.1.2)

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QTranslate v6.7.5.1

billon on 19 Mar 2020
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Mar 2020
  • Suggested by I am Baas

QTranslate is a front-end for various translation websites. Open the main window to enter or paste text or simply select text and press a hotkey for a popup translation window. The program also has the ability to search in offline XDXF dictionaries, speech recognition, text to speech synthesis, image text recognition, spell checking, virtual keyboard, search the web and more.

Supported translation services are Google Translate, Bing Translator, Promt, Babylon, Yandex.Translate, youdao, Baidu, Naver and DeepL; dictionaries: ABBYY Lingvo Live, Babylon Dictionary, Google, ImTranslator, Multitran, Oxford Learner Dictionary, Reverso, Urban Dictionary, Wikipedia and WordReference.

Although the hotkeys can be modified, the following are available by default:

  • Show the translation window: CTRL+Q (press CTRL twice for the main window)
  • Speak text: Ctrl+E
  • Perform a web search: Ctrl+W

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Internet Connection
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete License.rtf, and unnecessary locales and themes
  3. Launch QTranslate.exe
What's new?
  • Fixed: Microsoft service.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-03-13 12:53

@__philippe
I never ever thought of using the installer, I was just testing the download link- the problem with the installer download doesn't appear for the first time. However both primary download links (installer & archive) work fine now.
Thanks to the developer for maintaining and improving the program and for not ruining the interface (so far) like many other freeware developers did recently.

__philippe on 2017-03-13 13:34

@smaragdus

Just teasing, of course...;-)

hamasaki on 2018-07-15 22:43

Download error:

"This application is temporarily over its serving quota. Please try again later."

Seems to happen from time to time. Looks like this guy needs a better hosting package.

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ImBatch v6.9.0

billon on 13 Mar 2020
  • 29MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Mar 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:
System requirements: 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

VeraCrypt v1.24 Update 6 Updated

webfork on 31 May 2020
  • 55MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Mar 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:
System requirements: 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 the "Portable version" installer 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
Mixture on 2020-01-25 10:19

NOW, version 1.24 update 4 installs properly on my Windows 10 system! What the %*@?# is wrong with my computer?!

Gougueuleu on 2020-01-27 03:04

On MS windows, this is not a portable version : It needs an admin account, to dezip and install the exe.

webfork on 2020-01-27 09:59

@Gougueuleu: that's true, but we've listed admin in the requirements section. As to weather that's "true" portable depends on who you ask.

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ProcessTCPSummary v1.11

billon on 2 Mar 2020
  • 116KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Mar 2020
  • Suggested by billon

ProcessTCPSummary is a network analysis tool, displaying a summary of all process that have TCP connections or listening UDP ports. For each process, this tool displays the total number of TCP connections, connections for each status (established, listening, syn-sent, syn-received...), number of IPv4/IPv6 TCP connections, common port numbers and more.

If run as Administrator, you can also watch the number of TCP/UDP bytes sent and received by every process, as well as the current send/receive speed.

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 ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ProcessTCPSummary.exe.
What's new? Added:
  • /RunAsAdmin command-line option for running ProcessTCPSummary as administrator.
  • 'Select All' and 'Deselect All' to the 'Column Settings' window.

UltraDefrag v7.1.4

billon on 1 Mar 2020
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Mar 2020
  • Suggested by pagliaro

UltraDefrag manages file fragmentation on to improve file access time and overall system speed of magnetic (non-SSD) drives. The program includes quick and full defragmentation modes for frequent or occasional (usually monthly) optimization on NTFS, FAT and exFAT-formatted drives. The program is optimized for efficiency and speed versus other available tools and can be paused mid-defrag. See FAQ for usage suggestions.

Supports over 40 world languages and includes a command-line version.

Alternatively, UltraDefrag Portable switches automatically between the 32/64-bit versions and cleans up the fragmentation details left behind on drives.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes. If reporting is disabled
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the "portable" ZIP package according to your OS bitness and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete hibernate4win.exe, LICENSE.TXT, and unnecessary language files in locale and po folders
  3. Launch ultradefrag.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Defraggler, WinContig
What's new? See:
https://ultradefrag.net/HISTORY.TXT
Latest comments
misan on 2013-08-14 21:12

Because of the different strategies of most defrag apps you can do more false then right:
if you're using Vista/7/8 use the build-in defragmenter on a regular basis,
if you use XP my favourite is DiskDefrag on a regular basis,
if you defragment your hard disk, please use only one app for it.

I'm not a 'fanboy' of Auslogics DiskDefrag or any of their other products.

avi-aryan on 2013-09-24 11:05

Ultra Defrag looks good and works fast . I downloaded it just after reading a review at http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-disk-de-fragmenter.htm . Just can't wait to see how it works when compared to all other defragmenters I have tried in the past.

PS - Can anyone help me how to enable Boot Time Defragmentation provided I use the portable version.

webfork on 2015-06-28 23:20

Avi-aryan: on the Boot Time Defrag, it's unfortunately still only available for the installed version.

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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:
System requirements: 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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IPNetInfo v1.95

billon on 14 Feb 2020
  • 87KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Feb 2020
  • Suggested by risk

IPNetInfo is a small utility that allows you to easily find all available information about an IP address: the owner of the IP address, the country/state name, IP addresses range, contact information (address, phone, fax and email) and more. This utility can be very useful for finding the origin of unsolicited mail.

Optionally, add CurrPorts to the same directory to resolve information of the remote IP address via the right-click context menu.

Category:
System requirements: 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 ipnetinfo.exe.
What's new?
  • You can now change all settings from command-line, by using the same variable like in the .cfg file, for example:
    IPNetInfo.exe /AutoFailedRetry 1 /AllowIPv6 0.
Latest comments
MarkB on 2011-01-06 12:19

It makes a useful integrated duo with Nirsofts CPorts.

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/cports.html

__philippe on 2020-01-02 04:17

IPNetinfo v1.90 notable new function:
Display the geographic location of WHOIS record IP address in Google Maps

Nifty...;-)

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WinPrefetchView v1.36

billon on 11 Feb 2020
  • 77KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Feb 2020
  • Suggested by guinness

WinPrefetchView is a small utility that reads the Prefetch files stored in your system and display the information stored in them. A Prefetch file contains information about the files loaded every time you launch an application. It is created by Windows and is used for optimizing the loading time of the application in the next time that you run it. By looking in these files, you can learn which files every application is using, and which files are loaded on Windows boot.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WinPrefetchView.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed WinPrefetchView to display the correct 'Run Counter' values on the Prefetch files created by the latest builds of Windows 10.
Latest comments
Shodan on 2010-06-07 10:25

Like everything else that Nir Sofer writes, it's great. No fancy interface, no install/uninstall, no cluttering of the registry, etc., etc. It simply does what it says it will do. Period.

Allen on 2013-01-09 20:57

Why not just C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch

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MiTeC XML Viewer v6.0.0 Updated

Midas on 11 May 2020
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Feb 2020
  • Suggested by 4sydney

MiTeC XML Viewer include simple XML Editor with xml validation, very fast SAX parser, support hierarchical and text preview, text searching, Base64 decoding, SVG preview, attribute listing, image interpretation, Web and Content preview and large files up to available memory.

Category:
System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Registry, if "Persistent settings" option is enabled (they'll be saved to 'HKCU\Software\MiTeC\XMLViewer').
Stealth: ? Yes. But only if no settings saved; otherwise see "Writes settings to" above.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch XMLView.exe or XMLView64.exe.
What's new?
  • Added export to CSV and JSON.
Latest comments
agam on 2016-12-19 12:24

sorry, it is not portable - wrotes settings to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\MiTeC

billon on 2016-12-19 12:51

@agam:

DO NOT select "Persistent settings"

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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:
System requirements: 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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Bulk Crap Uninstaller v4.16

billon on 26 Jan 2020
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Jan 2020
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Bulk Crap Uninstaller (BCUninstaller) allows users to uninstall programs and clean lingering data from the file system and Windows registry. The program can remove Windows Store apps, batch remove multiple programs and handle programs that don't provide uninstallers. The program can also detect damaged or missing uninstallers, quiet uninstall options, uninstall lists, startup managers, verification of uninstaller certificates and more.

Category:
System requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Apache License
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch BCUninstaller.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language resources
Similar/alternative apps: Revo Uninstaller, Wise Program Uninstaller
What's new? See:
https://github.com/Klocman/Bulk-Crap-Uninstaller/releases
Latest comments
ozziguy on 2017-02-04 05:30

Thanks Baas. I had forgotten about those alternate sources

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SearchMyFiles v3.10

billon on 16 Jan 2020

SearchMyFiles is a powerful alternative to the standard Windows search. It allows you to easily find files by wildcard, last modified/created/last accessed time, file attributes, content (text or binary search) and file size. File types available for search includes Microsoft Office and PDF files. The program also be detect duplicate files via the "Search Mode" drop-down box.

Note that the program is non-indexing, meaning it searches the drive directly, which is often slower but more accurate.

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 SearchMyFiles.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: SwiftSearch
What's new? Added:
  • 'Enter Key Action' option (under the Options menu), which allows you to choose what to do when you press the Enter key: No Action, Open Properties Window, Open Selected File, Open With..., Open Folder, Select File In Explorer.
  • 'Double-Click Action' option, which which allows you to choose what to do when you double-click a file - No Action, Open Properties Window, Open Selected File, Open With..., Open Folder, Select File In Explorer. This option replaces the previous 'Open File On Double-Click' option.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2014-08-14 17:29

SearchMyFiles 2.50 is out.

Checker on 2014-08-14 18:34

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

MIKLO on 2018-04-06 14:57

I have tried and used several search apps before and was not very impressed but as soon as I saw that this product was from NirSoft I knew I had to try it. NirSoft makes so many great apps that I use a lot, its difficult to say something new about them due to the fact that just about everything they make works great and is pretty awesome overall. One thing is 4sure the native Micro$oft search engine is close to worthless, so just about anything will be an improvement.
MIKLO

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RegistryChangesView v1.25

billon on 16 Jan 2020
  • 161KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Jan 2020
  • Suggested by billon

RegistryChangesView allows you to take a snapshot of Windows Registry and later compare it with the current Registry, Registry files stored in a shadow copy created by Windows, or other snapshots. When comparing two snapshots, exact changes are displayed, with optional export of the changes into a standard .reg file.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch RegistryChangesView.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Regshot, RegFromApp
What's new?
  • Added option to create a Registry snapshot with the ntuser.dat hive of another user on your system, instead the user that runs the RegistryChangesView tool.

HamMultiPlayer v0.117.38154.1909

billon on 11 Jan 2020
  • 33MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Jan 2020
  • Suggested by webfork

HamMultiPlayer displays one or more media files for analysis in real time. It can be used to find, move, delete or preview any video/audio file. The program can scan drives and directories, and then sort a generated list. Intended primarily to help videographers look through lots of footage, the program can also make it easy to find and eliminate duplicated or similar files.

The program uses Mplayer and MediaInfo Library to decode and display files, playing everything Mplayer can play.

Functional in 64-bit and supports multiple monitors.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes. Can be configured to delete all program traces
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download HamMultiPlayer.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: SMPlayer
What's new? See:
https://hammultiplayer.org/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=6
Latest comments
barnuble on 2016-12-01 17:06

Hi Kanu,

You wrote : "The author says the program doesn't write in other places that in his own folder."

Sorry, but I never said that : HamMultiPlayer needs to decompress files to be able to work and it does that inside "%temp%\HAM\". This directory is used to store HMP_mplayer.exe + MediaInffo.dll and 4 ini files. If you use HamCpu, HamMultiPlayerCPU.exe will be decompressed too. If you use thumbnails display, thumbnails will be created inside the same path and deleted when you stop using it...
The only exception is when you select "SaveBeside" in prefs. In this case, prefs file is saved beside HamMultiPlayer (in same directory for reasons of portability).
Portable means "no installation", not "without file writing".

If nevertheless you see others files spread everywhere, please let me know and check that your version is the one coming from my web site.

Barnuble.

kanu on 2016-12-08 07:22

Sorry if I sounded hostile but the web says 'This is a "portable" software, this means that everything is already included inside the ".exe" (no installation, no registry keys, ...)'.
Those three dots means etc.; so, portable + etc means no writing beyond its own folder because that's what portable means: I can move the folder to other drive and keep the settings.

But the problem, as you pointed, was that at first I didn't tick the "Save beside" checkbox. So, my suggestion after this would be to rename that box to a more common wording. But anyway, the blame is all mine. Sorry again.

The program is very useful, by the way.

webfork on 2016-12-10 04:46

@Kanu: Different sites have different definitions for portable but here "Stealth" is the term used when a program doesn't modify files outside of it's application folder (including the registry). HamMultiPlayer is not stealth but is portable. Please post in forums if you'd like to discuss further.

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GUIPropView v1.12

billon on 5 Jan 2020
  • 148KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Jan 2020
  • Suggested by billon

GUIPropView displays extensive information about all windows currently opened on your system. All top-level windows are displayed in the upper pane and, when selected, the lower pane lists selected child windows.

Controls include the ability to select one or more items and close, hide, show, minimize, maximize, disable, enable etc. You can also click-and-drag the targeting object to point to identify and select a given Window.

Window listing and status details can be exported to a text file or HTML report.

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 ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch GUIPropView.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: WinLister
What's new?
  • /Action command now returns a value that specifies whether the action succeeded or failed: 0 = Action Succeeded, 1 = The specified action is invalid, 2 = Cannot find any window that matches the specified properties.

Magnifixer v10.0

billon on 4 Jan 2020
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Jan 2020
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Magnifixer is a screen magnifier utility that lets you place the window anywhere on your screen, make it any size, and select a zoom level. The program will always show the area of your screen around your mouse cursor.

Category:
System requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable Version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MagnifixerPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Pixelscope, OneLoupe, Virtual Magnifying Glass
What's new? Changed:
  • 64 bit version.
  • Smaller window size possible.
  • Smoothen image procedure changed.
Fixed:
  • Error with multiple non-aligned screens.
  • Problem with Monitor scaling.
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dot on 2014-12-28 11:01

This one is great. Unlike the other magnifier in the database ("OneLoupe"), it can also magnify constantly changing values on the display (OneLoupe sticks to the first value when moved over a changing field). I use Magnifixer to magnify the constantly changing display of a stopwatch ("1Time", also in the database), so I can check the watch when I'm doing something several metres away from the screen.

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XMPlay Portable v3.8.4.0

billon on 2 Jan 2020
  • 626KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Jan 2020
  • Suggested by Ed Brownstein

XMPlay is a skinnable audio player that plays all major audio formats and includes gapless playback, effects, equalizer, net streaming. More features are available using plugins, including visualizations, more format support, cover art and more. Note that the library and playlist will not work as you change PCs.

Can play MP3, WMA, M4A, OGG and more, as well as output to WAV, MP3 OGG etc. (via external encoders).

Alternatively, XMPlay is natively portable but does not automatically adjust library and playlist paths: download the ZIP package, extract to a folder of your choice and launch xmplay.exe.
Also, you can always download the "Latest stuff" version.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch XMPlayPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: foobar2000
What's new?
  • Double skin size option.
  • ZIP support built-in (ZIP plugin removed).
  • Live HLS stream delay is limited to around 30s.
  • Option to not play Adlib S3M files using built-in player so that a plugin can.
  • Level reduction/normalisation when downmixing is now optional.
  • Improved support for channel masks in multi-channel files.
  • Selection of search results in playlist/library is now optional.
  • Playlist track selection is retained across sessions.
  • "-noplay" command-line option to not start playing.
  • Default LAME encoder options changed to write only ID3v2 tags (not ID3v1).
  • Default FLAC encoder options changed to write an intermediate file for proper seektables.
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TP109 on 2015-01-03 03:45

@smaragdus Thanks. I downloaded it. BTW, XMPlay archives older versions here: https://support.xmplay.com/files.php?id=20

The problem seems to be related to plugins. It's working now. See post at un4seen forums here:
http://www.un4seen.com/forum/?topic=16287.0

Checker on 2016-02-26 18:34

There's a v3.8.2.3 available.
See: http://www.un4seen.com/

dbonnell1972 on 2016-12-08 17:11

I used to use WinAmp (over the years became bloated and tool forever to load), then tried Cool Player (good, but not enough features for me). XM Player is the perfect balance - super fast, reliable (so far), flexible, and customizable. J.U.S.T. Perfect!

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Imagine v1.1.1 Updated

billon on 3 Aug 2020
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Jul 2020
  • Suggested by infimum

Imagine is a lightweight, fast and easy to use image viewer with basic graphics and animation edit features. Other features include viewing internals of archives (ZIP, RAR, 7z etc.), screen capture, batch conversion, thumbnail browser, slideshow and metadata disclosure. Additional formats support available through plugins.

Category:
System requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete Total Commander plugins and unnecessary language files
  3. Create a file named Imagine.ini with the following content:

    [BrowserOption]
    ThumbnailDirectory=2

  4. Launch Imagine.exe or Imagine64.exe
What's new?
  • Added: Toolbar preferences - 'Button dimensions'.
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__philippe on 2017-08-07 09:13

Allelluia !
Imagine has Risen from Limbo, after a mere five years in hibernation...;-)

Complete Changelog history: (2003-2017)

http://www.nyam.pe.kr/dev/imagine/doc/Whatsnew.txt

Word to the wise:
Backup your current "imagine.ini" before merrily installing the new version...

Midas on 2017-08-09 11:15

While reaching for the changelog just now: "This site is now out of traffic. Please visit later." :(

__philippe on 2017-08-09 14:11

Imagine falling prey to its born-again success, I suspect ?
Its Byus.Net host is enforcing traffic choking, temporarily, one would hope...:-(

PS
To the lucky dames/fellows who grabbed the new distro before this recent server hiccup :
a full changelog is also included as a "whatsnew.txt" in Imagine_1.1.0_Unicode.zip.

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PingInfoView v2.02

billon on 26 Dec 2019
  • 84KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Dec 2019
  • Suggested by Checker

PingInfoView allows you to easily ping multiple host names and IP addresses, and watch the result in one table. It automatically ping to all hosts every number of seconds that you specify, and displays the number of succeed and failed pings, as well as the average ping time. You can also save the ping result into text/html/xml file, or copy it to the clipboard.

Useful for checking connectivity or uptime of frequently used servers and websites.

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 PingInfoView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added new column: 'Total Sent Pings'.
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__philippe on 2019-07-29 09:39

PingInfoView v1.86

Notable helpful new option:
Processing of CIDR-format IP address ranges, such as 200.0.16.0/24,
which will ping every IP address from 200.0.16.0 to 200.0.16.254

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Error Lookup v2.3.3

billon on 23 Dec 2019
  • 685KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Dec 2019
  • Suggested by billon

Error Lookup is a tool for finding information on Windows error codes. Can work with Windows codes, DirectX, NTSTATUS (Native API), WinInet, Device Manager, STOP (BSOD), RAS/VPN, Ip Helper library error codes.

A 64-bit version is available (within the archive).

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch errorlookup.exe from 32 or 64 folder (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: Windows Error Lookup Tool
What's new?
  • Changed compiler build settings.
  • Fixed update checker bug.
  • Updated locales.
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2018-01-05 10:50

With hundreds of different types of error logs I'm willing to give this a try, and so far it has helped me with a few.
MIKLO

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CLCL v2.1.1

billon on 18 Dec 2019
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Dec 2019
  • Suggested by Ezzetabi

CLCL is a clipboard caching utility that supports all clipboard formats, including bitmaps. It comes with a built-in viewer for examining clipboard contents and additional features via plugins, a number of which can be downloaded from the website.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package plus optionally additional plugins (formats and tools) and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Edit clcl_app.ini changing portable=0 to portable=1
  3. Launch CLCL.exe

When adding plugin DLLs, make sure you use relative paths (e.g. if you put tool_text.dll in a "Plugins" folder, use .\Plugins\tool_text.dll) to ensure maximum portability.
Similar/alternative apps: Ditto
What's new? See Japanese changelog here.
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smaragdus on 2015-09-26 23:24

After 10 years of inactivity, now the developer is releasing a version after version, nice ;)

lintalist on 2015-10-05 22:48

I like(d) CLCL a lot, but on Windows 8/64bit it has a bug for me. I'd set it up to show 19 items in the menu so that the letter 't' is the shortcut for templates menu, unfortunately it doesn't properly register the hotkey of the CLCL program I think because when I press alt-t in any program it always pops up an empty template menu (from CLCL) which shouldn't happen because it not a global hotkey.
Good alternative I found was ArsClip - http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=734 - and set it up as CLCL as close a possible. Still like CLCL though.

zorro on 2019-12-16 05:06

Unfortunately the new version 2.10 is not stealth any more - it creates a folder "CLCL" with settings and history in AppData. I tried entering the program path for "WorkDir" in the "general.ini", but the folder is still created. Reverting to version 1.12...

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IrfanView v4.54

webfork on 9 Mar 2020
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Dec 2019
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

IrfanView is a viewer for a wide variety of image, audio and video formats. The program includes batch processing, creation of panoramic images, edition of multi-page TIFF files, lossless JPEG rotate/crop and effects such as sharpen and blur. Other tools such as screen capture, scanner, slideshow, plugin support and ability to capture icons from EXE or DLL.

Alternatively, IrfanView Portable is also available and updates drive letters and handles registry keys.

Category:
System requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCR\IrfanView
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use (the installer is adware)
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete iv_uninstall.exe
  3. Optionally, download the plugins ZIP package and extract the contents to the Plugins sub folder
  4. Launch i_view32.exe or i_view64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
Note: Plugins adds more than 20 megs to the size and support for more graphics, audio, video and more. Plugins for OCR and PDF tools are available separate download -- see the thread in forums on how to enable them with portable installations.
Similar/alternative apps: XnView, Imagine, FastStone Image Viewer
What's new? See:
https://www.irfanview.com/main_history.htm
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zorro on 2018-02-28 06:26

As mentioned above the problems with unicode were solved. Zip now contains a text file with following advise:

>> Please start IrfanView and call (once) any of the dialogs:
- Properties (P), or
- File->Open (O), or
- File->Save As (S), or
- Batch (B)
to convert/set IrfanView INI file to UNICODE mode !

If the INI file is not converted to Unicode, some of the options (like filenames, paths or text options)
may NOT be saved properly and the feature may not be working as expected.

__philippe on 2019-12-26 11:53

Some recent plugins for IrfanView 4.54-32bit no longer work under XP,
specifically WebP.dll 4.54-32bit...:-(

Pertinent external comments:
https://irfanview-forum.de/showthread.php?t=12273

__philippe on 2020-03-06 14:54

IrfanView's developer Irfan Skiljan kindly suggested a workaround for the broken webP.dll Plugin under Win XP :

https://www.irfanview.info/files/iview453_plugins.zip

IrfanView 4.54
+ webP.dll 4.51 Plugin (Link date 20/02/2018; Size 204,288 bytes)
+ Win XP
= eternal bliss...;-)

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