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CodeBank2 v2.1.2.100

webfork on 30 Mar 2014
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by J-P-W

CodeBank is tree-based personal information database. Although geared toward storing code snippets with built-in syntax highlighting for a variety of programming languages, the program can storing any information in a clear, hierarchical format. The program supports ZIP compression for a smaller database and AES encryption to keep any sensitive data secure. Its search function supports a filtered view that displays all matching records at a glance.

Supports syntax highlighting for C/C++, Object Pascal, Java, XML, Visual Basic, VBScript, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, PHP, Perl, Python and SQL.

Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CodeBank.exe.
Latest comments
BGM on 2012-07-01 16:56

I have been using this program for years. I have tried every way possible to contact the authour in order to have some improvements made, but can't ever seem to get ahold of him. None of the comments I make on the page ever get moderated and posted.

It has an issue where if you create a new folder and then immediately attempt to delete it, you will get an application exception, even the app won't crash completely. After that exception, nothing you do will get saved, so the best thing to do at that point is to exit the program completely and re-open it. I used reshacker on it and was able to achieve wordwrap in the comments pane, and to remove the functionality where the cursor gets put anywhere you click instead of going to last place available in the line of text. If anyone wants my hacked version, I can provide it. Like I said, I've tried everything to get ahold of the authour, but all to no avail. However, despite all this, I haven't found a better "code bank" than this one, and I've tried them all.

I am Baas on 2012-07-02 01:08

Fixed. Here's what happened... I opened CodeBank2's config file with Notepad while testing the program for portability. But I totally forgot about that when I was looking for registry changes. To cut the story short, .xdb2 came up in the search results and I was quick to list it as "not stealth", neglecting the fact that Notepad was the culprit. Thanks, redfaced baas.

Midas on 2012-07-02 01:56

@BGM: I'm interested. I suggest you post at the forum...

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OpenContacts v6.1.9.727

webfork on 6 Feb 2017
  • 14MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by AlephX

Open Contacts is an address book program that allows you to manage and lookup contact information of individuals, departments and organizations, and to manage relationships between them. Along with predefined fields, you can add customized data fields grouped by sections, and also customized "actions" (developers and advanced users). You can also attach photos and files, and search through any data field in the database.

The program can selectively import/export from and to major PIM packages. Multi-user access is possible in a LAN environment using true client/server architecture.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder. It also writes the path of its working folder to the registry.
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Open Contacts.exe.
What's new?
  • Bug fixed: Importing CSV might result in warning about buffer size.
Latest comments
webfork on 2010-04-03 07:47

Really amazing number of imports and exports. Can pull from Outlook, vCard, Mozilla, Eudora, spreadsheets, Vista, and LDIF. Unfortunately I got error messages when I tried to export to excel/csv, which is a format I really needed.

ChristophersTouch on 2010-12-01 09:23

Nearly Two years later... This app is currently hosted at: Having tried numerous contacts and address book apps including Thunderbird, I have yet to find something versatile, portable, configurable and reliable. While it sounds promising, if this doesn't work, I'm going back to Outlook express 6! I'm currently storing my database in MS Office Excel 2003 portable which I found and I love it! I just can't get Outlook .pst files to work.

Emka on 2011-12-26 19:54

v6.1.9.727 is available, dont know if still portable

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minipad2 v3.2.0 Build 101128

smaragdus on 18 Mar 2017
  • 420KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Nov 2010
  • Suggested by tryforsure

minipad2 integrates many useful functions into one program including notepad, calculator, reminder, dictionary, launcher, address list, text template, and clipboard enhancement. All the contents are automatically saved while minimized or closed, and will re-open to the same state. The program can be freely switched between two styles: multi-page style and treeview style. When no longer used, it can be minimized to the system-tray, or hidden outside the desktop. Additional features include password protection and encryption.

Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
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 minipad2.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Flashnote, MemPad, The Guide
What's new? Entry updated to include password protection and encryption.

v3.2.0 Build 101128:
Changed again the design of the mini-note window. Now use @xxx to input the title.
Allows to re-define the accelerators of various menu items.
New Options: Remember page scroll; Tree on right; Splitter width; Close note hotkey; Auto-record hotkey; Multi-clipboard: Filter all duplicate items;
Add "Apply" button in the Options dialog.
Add "Match Case" option in the "Search" dialog.
Add two new text tools: Delete all empty lines; Leave one empty line.
Add some new counts in the "Statistics" box.
Alt+Up, Alt+Down: Used to move the selected item up or down (when the list has focus. Only support single-select), or move the selected node up or down (When the tree or tab-control has focus).
Upgraded the language files of v3.1.
Fixed some bugs.
Latest comments
singularity on 2011-02-11 13:58

I tried to use the included tool "dicsorter" but i god an error about a missing .bpl file. any idea?

Nh on 2012-10-27 11:35

@ChemZ: you should try
Tools \ Options... \ Log In
and check "Login with password".

joby_toss on 2015-03-28 08:34

Alternative download page from SP (can't reach the homepage):

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TreePad Lite v4.3

billon on 16 May 2020
  • 713KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Nov 2009
  • Suggested by acgrego

Small and powerful personal database programs, that allows you to store all your notes, emails, texts, hyperlinks etc. into one or multiple databases. Maintains the look and feel of the familiar Windows explorer as well as editing, storing, browsing, searching.

NOTE: Website is gone, linking to Internet Archive Wayback Machine.

Runs on:WinAll / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Partial. Unicode filenames are not supported.
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete Install.exe, install.script, uninstall.script and uninstall._xe
  3. Create a blank file called treepadlite.ini in the same folder
  4. Launch Treepad.exe
Latest comments
Harry on 2010-12-09 22:12

Excellent program imho. I'v been using it for about five years now.

Kermode on 2011-06-01 14:23

Generally good, thoug the search function is primitive

outatime on 2020-05-16 14:18

Looks like Treepad Software sold their domain .

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Chaos Manager v2.26

billon on 17 Nov 2016
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Jan 2010
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Chaos Manager features an appointment manager, a calendar, a contact list and a notebook. The appointment manager can alert you by playing a sound file when an appointment is due. The notebook supports rich text formatting and hyperlinks. The database can be synchronized via Internet, or optionally password protected and encrypted.

Runs on:WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. The application is in the {app} folder
  3. Launch cm2.exe
What's new? Added:
  • State of the search all notes option is now saved.
  • When retrieving syncronized data Chaos Manager will
    automatically try the password you just entered before retrieving the
    syncronized data.
Latest comments
HK13 on 2015-10-20 01:02

It is now 2015, Windows 10 is alive & well and my favorite mini app, 'Chaos Manager' is alive, well and working better then ever. It does what it does so well in a compact size, both the software and the UI.. Having looked at many other similar apps, I find them to take up much screen real estate. Chaos Manager is simple and perfect.

Unfortunately it's author has abandoned the website, and last time I contacted him he said he was done. This made me sad as it's software I've used for what seems like forever. But the good news is is that it's functioning better then ever, Windows 95 through Windows 10 (32 bit or 64 bit), and is in no need of change.

webfork on 2015-11-01 00:56

HK13: if you're in contact with the author, could you ask him/her to open source it? So maybe someone could pick it up and keep it going?

Provy on 2016-11-16 16:53

The download link appears to be dead. Can this be repaired, or another link provided? Thanks.

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