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Mp3splt-gtk Portable v0.9.2

webfork on 5 Nov 2016
  • 45MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Oct 2014
  • Suggested by webfork

Mp3splt-gtk is a utility to split MP3, OGG, and native FLAC files without any change in quality. The program is useful to split albums into tracks, or cut silence or unnecessary audio data, or make audio files easier to transfer.

Mp3splt-gtk Portable is is a portable version of the program. Alternatively, X-Mp3splt is also available.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch Mp3spltPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: mp3DirectCut

Checksum Control Portable v2.4.1

webfork on 21 Oct 2016
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 May 2016
  • Suggested by JohnTHaller

Checksum Control is an easy-to-use utility to generate and verify checksums on individual files or groups. The program employs a wizard interface to walk through the process of creating or verifying sets of files. The program includes advanced options to handle renaming of bad files, as well as how to handle files in memory while processing.

Supports SFV and MD5 hashing methods.

Checksum Control Portable is a wrapper version of this software. Functional on 64-bit systems.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the portable installer and install to a folder of your choice. Launch ChecksumControlPortable.exe.
Latest comments
Ascend4nt on 2011-06-21 12:52

Unicode is not supported. Fails.
Also, crash occurs on drag-and-dropped folders

guinness on 2011-06-21 13:30

Thanks. Updated.

webfork on 2012-03-04 21:42

Very simple operation means this is a terrific program for people who ordinarily would never use a hashing program. I takes users step-by-step through the process with a lot of hand-holding. Only works on whole directories and not for individual files (unless done one by one) or recursively.

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LazPaint v6.4.1

webfork on 10 Apr 2015
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Apr 2015
  • Suggested by I am Baas

LazPaint is a full-featured image and photo editor with support for layers, drawing tools, filter effects, rendering textures, and more.

Alternatively, LazPaint Portable adjusts paths and includes both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. X-LaxPaint and LazPaint Portable FramaKey adjust paths as well.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder when lazpaint.ini exists and is edited as described below.
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 this folder, create a new text file and paste the following:


  3. Rename the file lazpaint.ini and launch lazpaint.exe
Similar/alternative apps: GIMP, PhotoDemon
What's new?
  • Added "brush tool": you can specify the shape of the brush, load it from a file.
  • Added "clone tool": right click to set source location, and left click to duplicate.
  • Added palette toolbar: load/save palettes in various formats, posterize or dither image.
  • In color window: add color to the palette, preview of current color.
  • Less toolbars by default: right-click on top-left toolbar to add/remove toolbars.
  • Toolbox is docking inside the main window (left or right side).
  • Save file as PNG/JPG/BMP: choose color depth and preview image & file size.
  • Added "rain" rendering (menu Render).
  • Loading 3d models with texture and vertex normals.
  • Effects are applied only on the selected area instead of the bounding rectangle.
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webfork on 2015-04-10 02:11

Has some interesting features but so far I find I prefer PhotoDemon, which seems to have a few more filters and controls.

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Instantbird Portable v1.5

smaragdus on 4 Nov 2016
  • 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.

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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World Clock Portable v8.0

webfork on 30 Jul 2017
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Nov 2013
  • Suggested by Lyon11111

World Clock is a multi-time zone map-based clock that can show you the time around the world. World Clock has an easy to use interface letting you select up to 8 different time zones to display. You can select using the map directly or look up city and country names on each continent. An optional solar terminator and flags over selected countries are also available.

World Clock Portable is a version of the software packaged in the format.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Internet Connection
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WorldClockPortable.exe.
What's new?
  • Added a button to the Control Panel for users to change the digital clock's 12-hour format for 24-hour format and vice-versa, as requested by many users. This is a major feature as the programming involved to do it was considerable.
  • Corrected a bug in Solar Terminator, one that prevented it from being disabled and saved as a preference.
  • Solar Terminator shape was reverted back to previous shape, as requested by many users. The current shape will not be changed any more due to requests, as this shape is the one most users prefer. This Solar Terminator shape is extremely accurate, but, for your information, is not 100% accurate, because it is impossible to calculate, predict and display the real Solar Terminator shape caused by the sun; however, it is close enough.
  • Implemented Solar Terminator, City Markers, City Flags and Digital Clock Format (12-hour and/or 24-hour format) to the Embed Tag feature, which means these features four features will be automatically included in the automatic generation of the embed tag according to the current user's preferences.
  • Reduced the month's name from, for example, "October 18, 2013" to "Oct 18, 2013", in order to save space in the Time Zone Window, because some month names are bigger than others.
  • Corrected a design issue in the desktop versions for PC and Mac, caused by Adobe Flash Player itself, which created space not used by World Clock and in another color different from the World Clock's default theme - Blue Theme. Now the Blue Theme has the same blue background color within the entire window's background.
  • Added several improvements to design, code and performance.
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webfork on 2013-01-12 18:58

Excellent program. You can highlight a few important time zones but gives easy access if you want to check somewhere else on the map. Outstanding if you do a lot of international work and need to keep track of time in many different places across the globe.

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