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VirtuaWin v4.5

Ennovy on 4 Apr 2021
  • 326KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by ChalkTrauma

VirtuaWin is a highly customizable virtual desktop manager that lets you organize applications over a two or more "desktops" with their own separate windows and applications (also called "workspaces"). The program can reduce distractions or help organize a cluttered desk space with too many windows open.

Alternatively, a PortableApps version is also available.

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Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch VirtuaWin.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Dexpot
What's new? See:https://virtuawin.sourceforge.io/?page_id=74
Latest comments
Provy on 2020-05-18 08:43

@Midas: Thank you! That was the solution. Right click - Properties - Unblock. I think this program is a keeper.

bronex on 2021-04-06 01:37

what are the differences between 4.4 and 4.5? working on windows 10? version 4.4 not working good on windows 10 but is amazing on windows 7!

Midas on 2021-04-08 07:32

@bronex: according to the changelog (click the eye button above) mostly bugfixes...

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ProduKey v1.96

Andrew Lee on 4 Apr 2021
  • 116KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Apr 2021
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

ProduKey recovers the Product IDs and CD keys of Microsoft Office, Windows, Exchange Server, SQL Server, Visual Studio and some of the Adobe and Autodesk products installed on your machine. You can also view this information for for another machine using command-line options.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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 ProduKey.exe.
What's new?
  • Updated to work properly in high DPI mode.
Latest comments
Voidwhereprohibited on 2010-04-02 04:12

Antivirus programs have a tendency to quarantine or delete Produkey, HeapMemView, and a few of Nir's password recovery tools as well. 90% of Nirsoft utils will pass inspection just fine. Nirsoft is NOT malware by design, and so long as you keep your firewall, user accounts and security updates reasonably current, you'll do just fine. I suppose, in the wrong hands, some of the tools might be mildly threatening to low-security systems. Chances are, though, if a skilled cracker set out to compromise your system, they'd likely use something stronger than Nir's utilities to do it.

Faust on 2010-06-07 15:00

What carbonize and Void said.

Nirsoft's utils are not malware and will not damage your system. However, because they usually poke around in your system looking for info, they use methods that malware often uses, and which causes antivirus programs to identify them as malware.

MIKLO on 2014-04-29 20:30

WOW no comments for a long time but be advised that ProduKey as well as all Nirsoft's programs are safe and are not malware,spyware,viruses or any other bad stuff for your computer. Nirsoft is now and has always been a very good reputable place to get software and many kinds of Apps that help us to use and program out computers how we want without the end user having the abilty to write the code necessary to accomplish this. So thanks so much NIRSOFT for all the great APPS I have used for so many years that have helped me run my computers. PROFFS
MIKLO

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Celestia Portable v1.6.2.2

Andrew Lee on 3 Apr 2021
  • 44MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Mar 2014
  • Suggested by Checker

Celestia allows you to view the universe in 3-D including planet view, over 100,000 stars, traveling beyond our galaxy, and more.

Celestia Portable is a portable version of Celestia.

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Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application Folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CelestiaPortable.exe
What's new? See https://celestia.space/news.html
Latest comments
ripping on 2008-11-03 01:32

text is unreadable on this laptop I'm using.

Taf on 2011-08-30 13:38

An alternative porable version is developed also by winPenPack
Appname: X-Celestia
dl link: http://www.winpenpack.com/en/download.php?view.553

shnbwmn on 2016-08-12 12:43

The dl link was pointing to v1.5.1, from 2008; updated to point to the version-independent location.

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PSPad v5.0.6

Andrew Lee on 14 Apr 2021
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Apr 2021
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

PSPad is a plain text editor with syntax highlighting support and tabbed interface. It includes an integrated hex editor, spell checker, FTP client, code explorer etc. It also allows you to automate repetitive activities through macro recording and playback.

Note: The 64-bit version of PSPad is not limited by memory, but is missing the scripting capability of the 32-bit version, as noted here

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\PSPad
Registers PSPad.project (.PPR) files
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete pspshellx32.dll, pspshellx64.dll and unnecessary language files
  3. Download dictionaries for spell-check (optional) and unpack to .\PSPad\Spell\ folder
  4. Launch PSPad.exe
What's new? See: https://www.pspad.com/en/whatsnew.htm
Latest comments
Shadeclan on 2012-09-14 13:59

I figured out how to uninstall the user-chosen (custom) languages but it takes a little work.
1: Open PSPad.ini (if you opened it with PSPad or if PSPad is running, save it as something else).
2: Delete the UserHighLighterName# value / data pair where the language is listed (the crosshatch is either null or a number between 1 and 4).
3: Delete the language key and all value / data pairs appertaining to it.
4: If PSPad is running, close it - then replace the PSPad.ini file with your changes. Voila! Your user-selected language slot is ready for another language!
I have posted a request to add a mechanism to do this automatically on the PSPad forum which is very active and the author of the software posts often - not what you'd expect from "dead" software.
BTW: Be cautious about using the installer - it seems to have had some problems. Use the zip file instead and unpack the files to a folder of your choice.

Shadeclan on 2012-09-14 14:46

If it's ok, I'd just like to make a few more comments:
Viniciusban writes that PSPad has no comment-out tool. I don't know if that was true when he posted, but it has one now:
Format menu / Add/Remove Comment.

Webfork writes that it has trouble handling Very Large Files (VLF). In my experience, there are only a very few editors that can handle VLFs without absorbing all available RAM and none of them (with the possible exception of UltraEdit) is as full-featured as PSPad IMHO. If I must view / edit a VLF, I always use HiEditor from WinASM.net as it is made specifically to work on VLFs without hosing the computer. Unfortunately, it isn't offered on PortableFreeware.com but it is completely portable, writes all settings to an INI file and is very fast.

Tom mentions that the "stable" version is 4.5.4. Currently it is 4.5.6 and was uploaded about 11 months ago. Beta version, available from the forum and updated August 2012, is very stable - if the latest version is wanted, grab it from there.

PSPad has its problems but they all do - that's why there isn't just a single text editor that everybody uses. While Notepad++ is (undeniably) the most popular text editor for programmers, I find its interface somewhat obscure and its learning curve a bit too steep to make it useful to me. PSPad's interface is much cleaner and simpler and, if I don't use it for months at a time, I can come back to it without worrying about relearning anything - that's why PSPad is my text editor of choice.

rbon on 2019-12-25 18:09

I wanted a paf version of PSPad and I tried the online installer version of @prapper which unfortunately does not work.
So in the discussion https://portableapps.com/comment/242253#comment-242253 I left a note (# 22).
Be careful: when you extract the installer you have to delete the folders:
- $ PLUGINSDIR
- 7zTemp
and copy the rest into .\PSPadPortable.
Then update to the latest portable version which must be unpacked in .\PSPadPortable\App\PSPad\

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Video Duplicate Finder v2.0.8

Andrew Lee on 1 Apr 2021
  • 220MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Video Duplicate Finder is a cross-platform software (Windows and Linux) to find duplicated video (and image) files based on content similarity. That means unlike other duplicate finders, it is capable of identifying duplicates having a different resolution, frame rate or even watermarked. The scanning speed is incredibly fast, and the metadata is cached for an even faster rescan.

Category:
Runs on:Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder, in Settings.xml and ScannedFiles.db.
Dependencies: .NET v3
Stealth: ? No. Writes a log file to appdata\Local\Microsoft\CLR_v4.0\UsageLogs\VideoDuplicateFinderWindows.exe.log
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch VideoDuplicateFinderWindows.exe.

SynWrite v6.41.2780

Ennovy on 30 Mar 2021
  • 30MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Mar 2021
  • Suggested by Mat030

SynWrite is a powerful tabbed source code and web development editor. This feature-rich program includes syntax highlighting for many languages, code folding, tree structure, project management, FTP/SFTP client, keyboard macros, spell checking, customizable hotkeys etc.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Mozilla Public License
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Syn.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: AkelPad, Notepad++, RJ TextEd, PSPad
What's new? See: http://www.uvviewsoft.com/synwrite/History.txt
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2017-08-29 21:34

Download link triggers none portable version.

webfork on 2017-08-31 22:24

@hamasaki: Seems like it's working okay on this side

hamasaki on 2017-09-03 09:48

@webfork: Yes, fine now. Strange, before I got the exe.

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WirelessKeyView v2.22

webfork on 24 Dec 2021

WirelessKeyView recovers all wireless network keys (WEP/WPA) stored in your computer by the "Wireless Zero Configuration" service. The program lets you quickly connect other devices via a QR code generator.

You can search connections for keywords and easily save all keys to text/HTML/XML file, or copy a single key to the clipboard.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrative rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract a folder of your choice. Launch WirelessKeyView.exe.

NOTE: The program may require a zip password to extract. Visit the webpage for the "Zip File Password".
Similar/alternative apps: WebBrowserPassView
What's new?
  • Added 'Copy QR Code' option (Under the Edit menu), which allows you to copy the QR Code image of the selected wireless network to the clipboard. This option is enabled when the 'Display QR Code' option is turned on.
Latest comments
allclownsareevil on 2012-07-30 20:05

I suspect the reason people are claiming this doesn't work is because they are using the proprietary software that came bundled with their wifi card. This only works if you allow Windows to control your wireless network profiles.

Burn-IT on 2016-11-11 13:28

Also you need to be doubly aware that most Anti Virus products will see this utility as a threat.
While Nirsoft CAN be trusted, it would be a dangerous tactic to download this from a third party site where it could be re-packaged to include nasties.

webfork on 2021-12-24 12:19

Works great. A few times a year I try to hand out my site wireless login and password, and this makes that SO much easier.

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nPOP v1.2.3

lwc on 28 Mar 2021
  • 215KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Nov 2020
  • Suggested by Pixador

nPOP is a small and fast POP3 email client. When you first connect using nPOP, only the headers are downloaded. From the header list, you can select the emails you want to download for viewing.

For a supposedly improved (but much older) version that is based on the original nPOP source code, check out nPOPuk.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
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 nPOP.exe.
Latest comments
Arnauld on 2010-03-05 11:51

npop is working with gmail.

drongo on 2010-04-30 14:13

nPOP has been a long-time favorite of mine for doing previews, quick replies, etc. Emails I want to archive I then download to another -- usually clunkier and nonportable -- client.

But actually I use the nPOPQ offshoot, available here: http://hp.vector.co.jp/authors/VA003011/ ... because I like the interface better. I hope that gets updated.

nPOPuk not being compatible with old email messages is kind of dealbreaker, nice as it sounds.

drongo on 2010-04-30 14:30

I spoke too soon above on nPOPuk not being compatible with old email boxes. It imports settings and old emails from nPOP just fine. And it does have some useful features lacking in nPOP.

However, I still like the nPOPQ interface better: There the left column has accounts on top and address book on bottom, while the right side has messages on top and message preview on the bottom.

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Shotcut v21.03.21

Andrew Lee on 26 Mar 2021
  • 311MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Mar 2021
  • Suggested by Webfork

Shotcut is a non-linear video editor with wide format support, a customizable interface, and support for a variety of connections and devices. It is codec-independent so it does not rely on system codecs. It encodes/transcodes to a wide variety of formats via FFmpeg. It also supports streaming from any video file or capture source.

Shotcut is cross-platform, with clients available for Mac and Linux.

Shotcut is natively portable with some additional command line parameters, but if that is not your thing, check out Shotcut Portable.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: GPLv3
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch using shotcut.exe --appdata .\Profile so all settings are written to the local Profile folder.
Similar/alternative apps: Handbrake

winLAME Portable v2020 Release 1

Andrew Lee on 24 Mar 2021
  • 12MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Mar 2021
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

winLAME is an encoder for many commonly used audio formats, including extraction from CDs. The program lets you set up the encoding process with an easy-to-use wizard-style user interface and supports both batch processing and multiple audio files.

Formats include WAV, MP3, FLAC, Monkey's Audio, OGG, Opus and many more. The program supports the creation of playlists (M3U, PLS and CUE) and ID3 tags (metadata).

winLAME Portable is a modified version of winLame for portability.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 (a 32-bit version is included with the download)
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch winLAMEPortable.exe.

Optionally, delete App\AppInfo\Launcher\splash.jpg
Similar/alternative apps: fre:ac, LameXP
Latest comments
Emka on 2011-12-26 20:02

removed broken link to portable edition, above links point to very old versions

kinki on 2020-12-28 06:35

winLAME , v2020 release 1
All .dll are considered dangerous by Norton and are deleted

webfork on 2020-12-28 16:39

@kinki: as noted in the, please post about possible malware issues to the forums. I would also check the download with VirusTotal first. As winLAME is open source and has been in development for 4+ yrs, it's probably a false positive.

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