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NeoMem v1.2b

webfork on 6 Feb 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Mar 2006
  • Suggested by Mariwal Jordo

NeoMem allows you to store and organize all kinds of information in a cross between a word processor and database. It can be used to store to do lists, books, website passwords, addresses, account information, and collections of all kinds. The database can even be encrypted for maximum security.

Note: Website offline. Linking to mirror.

Runs on: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Windows registry. But given the small number of non-critical settings that is written (most settings are stored in the database), I think it can be accepted as portable.
Unicode support: No
License: MIT X11
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch NeoMem.exe.
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Ennovy on 2015-11-13 22:54

Tested it on Windows 10 and it seems to work just fine.
Standard there is no support for reading NeoMem.hlp but you are redirected to a Microsoft site to download WinHlp32.exe(not tested)

Midas on 2015-11-13 23:25

I was an user of Neomem once -- interesting implementation, plenty of bugs, no documentation -- until I eventually abandoned it.

For anyone interested, Treeline ( is not as light, but has everything Neomem offered and is still in active development...

smaragdus on 2015-11-13 23:57

This seems to be the same project hosted at GitHub- but I don't expect NeoMem to be revived.

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Transmute v2.70

billon on 3 Jul 2017
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Aug 2015
  • Suggested by guinness

Transmute is a bookmark manager that allow to convert, synchronize and organize bookmarks and more. It supports all major web browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, Apple Safari, Chromium, Flock and Konqueror.

Runs on: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET Framework v3.5 SP1 or higher
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Standard (Portable)" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Transmute.exe.
What's new?
  • Added Microsoft Edge support.
  • Added Pale Moon support.
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Anon on 2010-10-21 09:38

This entry lets the site down
If your bored with collecting portable freeware get yourself another project dont ruin all this fine work

Alain on 2010-10-23 17:19

You can still copy(export) bookmarks from web browser to another one.
Opera do not give the option to export to IE.

hamasaki on 2015-12-24 14:50

Doesn`t seem to work with Opera now as the portable version of Opera has no .addr file (as far as I can tell) and the bookmarks are stored in a 'Bookmarks' file which fails with Transmute Pro, which I did purchase btw.

Also, on the Visit option, no other browsers appear. I emailed the developers but had no response. For paid software, that is very poor. Best file this under junk.

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Contact Contacts v1.1

webfork on 6 Feb 2017

Contact Contacts is a secure organizer that supports sending bulk emails and SMS. You can easily search, create categories (groups of contacts), and import/export contacts. All data including program-sensitive settings are encrypted.

Runs on: WinME / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes. UTF-8 is supported for sending bulk emails
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package (or the self-extractic EXE) to a folder of your choice. Launch Contact Contacts.exe.
What's new? Whats new in version 1.1 :
  • Updated : new compiler used [Codetyphon]
  • Updated : new OpenSSL used [1.0.1.g]
  • Updated : new version of sqlcipher []
  • Added Unicode support for email "subject"
  • Added Unicode support for email "from"
  • Added : Unicode support for SMS
  • Fix : Export function fixed
  • Fixed charset bug
  • Notice : Contact Contact 1.0 and 1.1 where not vulnerable at the Heartbleed bug.
  • For extra security reasons we recompiled SQLCipher using the latest bug-fixed OpenSSL library ver 1.0.1.g

WikidPad v2.2

Midas on 8 Apr 2018
  • 22MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Feb 2014
  • Suggested by Fabio Maione

WikidPad is a notebook for storing your thoughts, ideas, todo lists, contacts etc. It allows you to easily cross-link the information entered by using "WikiWords" or mixed-case word typed into the editor (e.g. TodoList or JohnDoe).

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

Runs on: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: MSVCR71.DLL
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Apache
How to extract:
  1. Download and run the installer
  2. When prompted, choose Portable installation and specify a folder that:
    • Consists completely of ASCII-characters, this means only 'a' to 'z' letters, lower or upper case, digits, and punctuation characters like underscore, dot and comma (e.g. "wikidpad")
    • Does not require administrator rights to access
  3. Launch WikidPad.exe
What's new? Official changelog now at
Latest comments
Emka on 2011-04-18 15:34

Latest stable version is 2.0_1, a release candidate for 2.1 and a beta for 2.2 are also available. Does extraction still work and make it portable?

Midas on 2014-03-06 15:42

The difference between (Uni)extraction and choosing portable with the installer is mainly the creation of an 'export' sub-folder and a 'binInst.ini' with the following content:


shnbwmn on 2018-04-08 01:38

It's true, "Trying it is adopting it!"

I finally got down to using this for interlinked notes and now I can't imagine going back to anything else. What really sets it apart is the on-the-fly nature of editing. OutWiker is a bit more advanced but it's tedious in comparison.

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TreeDBNotes Free v4.34 (Build 01) Updated

Midas on 5 Jul 2020

TreeDBNotes stores and represents your information in a tree-structured form. Each node in the tree represents an associated note where you can store text infomation with Wordpad-like formatting.

Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. The application is in the $INSTDIR folder
  3. Copy the files to a folder of your choice
  4. Copy the subfolders (Languages (optional) and Templates) from $[31], $APPDATA\TreeDBNotes 4 to the same folder
  5. Create a subfolder named Documents and populate it with the file $DOCUMENTS\TreeDBNotes 4\DEMO_FREE.treeDB
  6. Create an empty text file and name it flash.ini
  7. Launch TreeDBNotes.exe
What's new? New:
  • Export notes to DocX format
  • Phrases manager CTRL + Double click - copy to clipboard.
  • Export notes subtree in ePub book
  • Global replace (menu: notes/)
  • Export to html
  • Better drawing underlines in print preview
  • Save/Load tables in RTF
  • Export notes to web site (incorrect export for notes with hyperlinks)
  • Remember export folder
  • Save/Load registration information in Windows Vista and Seven
  • A lot of minor changes and fixes
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portablefree on 2013-06-21 12:54

Tested and I won't keep it, so here is my mini-review, some info for others to decide if it fits their uses.

1. "Dirty" portable installation : Install > Tools > Copy to flash drive > Uninstall, leaves many traces to hunt for and manually delete.

2. Free version much too much crippled for my use. Can't publish to eBook, can't export TOC, so can't use to publish anything outside of the program. Word and HTML export don't preserve internal links and can't be easily navigated.

Sad, because it offers by far the best text formatting I've found (images, tables, links, styles, etc.).

Not a bad product for sure, and respect to the programmer for offering a free version, but if you search for a "simple but just enough options" programs to write and publish lesson notes for your students, just know that you'll have to pay to make it usable / useful.

I'll keep searching, having abandoned EssentialPIMFree (not enough formatting options) and Precision Helper (no more developed since ages). Of course, YMMV, IMHO, etc. ;-)

Have a nice day!

Midas on 2013-07-08 12:00

@portablefree: Thanks for sharing, it's always good to find some personal insight to qualify the feature list.

A1 Binder on 2015-11-18 15:08

If I can move by Hot key operation 
In Notes Folders Tree,
This software is perfect.

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