Latest entries (500)

Audacity v2.2.2

billon on 21 Feb 2018
  • 26MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Audacity is a multi-track sound recorder and editor with support for most audio formats and sophisticated effects such as noise removal and studio reverb. Users can record live audio, compress or convert file types, as well as cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together.

Cross platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

Alternatively, Audacity Portable and X-Audacity are also available.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Audacity
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty folder and name it Portable Settings in the same directory
  3. Launch Audacity.exe
Due to licensing restrictions, users must follow these instructions to export to MP3.

(Thanks to user "r" for instructions posted to this forum thread.)
Similar/alternative apps: Wavosaur
What's new? See:
http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Category:Release_Notes
Latest comments
webfork on 2015-08-18 02:03

kiwichick: link was broken, thanks for letting us know

stisev on 2017-03-27 14:02

I am seeing a blank folder created in C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Audacity
with nothing inside with latest version. Can anyone confirm?

PAFuser on 2017-07-25 19:02

Using Audacity Portable and folder is there after close.

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Quick Any2Ico v2.3.0.0

billon on 20 Feb 2018
  • 343KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Quick Any2Ico can take high quality icon or image files from a binary executable or resource file (.exe or .dll). Icons can be exported to a variety of formats with available sizing options. The program can also be used to add or remove image formats from icon files.

Command-line capabilities included.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download Quick_Any2Ico.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: ToYcon, Imagicon
What's new? See:
http://www.carifred.com/quick_any2ico/#whats_new
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2017-04-03 15:10

Very nice, I am able to make icons with this app when IcoFX2 is unable.Quick Any2Ico has a small footprint & is fast and reliable along with being very user friendly.
MIKLO

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OutlookAddressBookView v2.17

billon on 20 Feb 2018
  • 164KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

OutlookAddressBookView displays the details of all recipients stored in the address books of Microsoft Outlook. For every recipient entry, the following information is displayed: Email Address, Display Name, Address Type (MS-Exchange or SMTP), Street Address, Phone Number, Created Time, Modified Time (works only with address books of Exchange server) and more.

You can easily select one or more recipients from the list and export them into a simple spreadsheet, xml/html file or copy them to the clipboard to paste into Excel or other spreadsheet application.

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 OutlookAddressBookView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Select All' and 'Deselect All' to the 'Column Settings' window.
Latest comments
DarkShadow on 2016-02-16 18:50

v2.02 released !

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Paul's Extreme Sound Stretch Portable v2.2-2 Rev 2

billon on 19 Feb 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Nov 2014
  • Suggested by Emka

Paul's Extreme Sound Stretch is a program for modifying audio, although its most noted feature is stretching. The program includes the capability for (8x, 50x etc.) sound stretching, as well "spectral smoothing" the sounds to escape the audio artifacts common in other audio editors when dramatically slowing audio. Includes many post-processing effects including filters, pitch/frequency shifters and more. The program imports WAV, OGG and MP3 files and can export to WAV or OGG.

The program can be used as an audio toy or in creating ambient or "screw"-style music.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch PaulStretchPortable.exe.
What's new? See:
http://hypermammut.sourceforge.net/paulstretch/
Latest comments
dmg on 2010-10-21 07:43

Very nice! The controls are a bit confusing, but if you play around with it the results can be astounding.

Checker on 2010-10-21 07:50

For a little help go to: http://hypermammut.sourceforge.net/paulstretch/

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FreeVimager v7.7.0

billon on 19 Feb 2018
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

FreeVimager is a fast media viewer and image editor with full screen and multi-monitor support. Includes various image modification tools (lossless rotate and crop, resize, brightness, contrast, sharpen) and analysis tools. Includes batch processing and CD/DVD slideshow creation, as well as a random setting. Touch screen gesture support for zoom in/out and for next/previous picture. Includes EXIF date / time adjustment, view image location in Google Maps and can edit JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PNG, PCX and EMF, as well as save to PDF.

Also includes basic screenshot and scanning tools.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download FreeVimager-x.x.x-Portable.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new?
  • Bigger close buttons for dialogs (handy for tablets).
  • Replaced menu circles with check marks.
Latest comments
ripu on 2016-02-15 09:54

It again created that log file named log.txt. It contains some errors that occurred some days only. And when that happens, it does not remain stealth.

smaragdus on 2016-09-21 17:40

FreeVimager (version 5.1.0) creates "FreeVimagerShared" folder in Temp:
"C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp\FreeVimagerShared"

__philippe on 2017-10-19 11:23

FreeVimager v7.5.0
Dropped Windows XP and Windows 2003 support...:-(

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mp3DirectCut v2.24

billon on 19 Feb 2018
  • 497KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

mp3DirectCut is a small tool for editing MPEG audio directly. You can remove parts, change the volume, split files or copy regions to new files, all without the need to decompress your MP3 into PCM/WAV. This saves work, encoding time and disk space. In addition, there is no quality loss to edited files.

Functional in Linux via WINE.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes. Enable under Settings/Misc
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch mp3DirectCut.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new?
  • File corruption bug on Split fixed.
  • Split dialog improved.
  • Batch dialog redesigned.
  • Functions to set or remove Cue flags.
  • Some corrections and fixings.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-10-01 00:47

There is a new version of mp3DirectCut- 2.21, but I do not like the new icon and will stick to mp3DirectCut 2.20. I do not get it why all developers embrace the ugly and unbearable M$ flat design.

Specular on 2016-02-20 12:47

In v2.22 there's a 'Configuration Storage' setting under Prefs>Folders. By default it's unchecked. Does it need to be enabled for portable use?

j7n on 2017-04-06 22:59

The new "flat" design with similar monochrome icons is a step back in usability. Normal appearance, apart from grouping of toolbar buttons, can be restored under Configuration -> Layout.

The program is a good tool for trimming old MP3 encodes without incurring further quality loss. Glitches are avoided if the MP3 is upconverted to 320 kbit beforehand with MP3Packer.

I wish it also supported common simple video soundtrack formats.

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VaultPasswordView v1.08

billon on 18 Feb 2018
  • 138KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by billon

VaultPasswordView decrypts and displays the passwords and other data stored inside 'Windows Vault' including passwords of Internet Explorer 10.0/11.0 and Microsoft Edge and login information of Windows Mail application running under Windows 8 or later. You can use it to decrypt the Windows Vault data of your currently running system, as well as the Windows Vault data stored on external hard drive.

Category:
System Requirements: 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 VaultPasswordView.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: WebBrowserPassView, IE PassView, Mail PassView
What's new?
  • Multiple users reported about 'Invalid key file inside the Protect folder' error. The error message was incorrect and now it's displayed as 'Invalid key in policy file'. Also, added debug information to this error message in order to find out the cause of this error.
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2017-08-21 14:56

I find this software very useful, worked without problems.
MIKLO

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Crypto Notepad v1.1.2

billon on 18 Feb 2018
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by smaragdus

Crypto Notepad is a simple, notepad-like text editor that encrypts saved files. Other features include font and color customization, word wrap, shortcut keys, and auto-lock on minimize. You can press the lock icon to hide information without closing the application (will switch to a password prompt).

Utilizes the AES encryption algorithm with available 128, 192, and 256 key sizes.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET 4.5
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT License
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Crypto Notepad.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: fSekrit, Steganos LockNote
What's new? See:
https://github.com/Sigmanor/Crypto-Notepad/wiki/Release-Notes
Latest comments
Hawk on 2017-02-13 14:20

Don't have tabs?

webfork on 2017-02-13 22:52

@Hawk: no but feel free to request that feature on the github site. Author is fairly responsive.

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i.Scribe v2.1.53

billon on 18 Feb 2018
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by Pixador

i.Scribe is an email client with an integrated contact database and calendar, supporting SMTP, POP3 and IMAP4. Security features include Bayesian spam filter, HTML controls and attachment protection.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux. Note that the program is limited to one email account and 5 user-defined filters, which are available in it's commercial version.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the installer and "install" to a folder of your choice. Launch Scribe.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Mozilla Thunderbird, Sylpheed, Pegasus Mail
What's new? See:
http://www.memecode.com/site/ver.php?id=385
Latest comments
CornHolio the Gringo on 2017-07-14 19:46

Important to know:
i.Scribe Free only support one (1) mail account.

Falaffel on 2017-07-26 21:38

Hy,

I tried zo use I.Scribe vie Imap with my Mailbox. Unfortunately the Imap functionality of I-Scribethis seems to be completely not in a good sape. The performance when synchronizing folder or moving/deleting Emails is very, very slow.
Could it be I am making anything wrong or the actual build has some bugs?

webfork on 2017-07-27 04:07

@Falaffel: I'm not an i.Scribe user so you probably want to try contacting support about that. Failing that, you might try listing something in our troubleshooting forums to see if someone has run into a similar issue.

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WakeMeOnLan v1.83

billon on 17 Feb 2018
  • 377KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

WakeMeOnLan allows you to easily turn on one or more computers remotely by sending Wake-on-LAN (WOL) packet over the network. This will return machines from a standby or turned-off state, useful for administrators or to save electricity until resources are needed. WakeMeOnLan also allows you to scan your network and collect the MAC addresses of all online computers. This information can be exported to a file.

Additionally, an available command-line interface can turn on a computer using a computer name, IP address, or the MAC address of the remote network card.

Category:
System Requirements: 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 WakeMeOnLan.exe.
What's new?
  • Updated the internal MAC addresses database.

Process Monitor v3.50

billon on 14 Feb 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by ClausValca

Process Monitor displays both file system and registry activities in real-time, combining the features of FileMon and RegMon. Additional features includes live changes (autoscroll), non-destructive filtering, comprehensive event properties such session IDs and user names, reliable process information, full thread stacks with integrated symbol support for each operation, file logging etc.

Alternatively, Process Monitor Portable is also available, which is stealth.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Windows registry
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete Eula.txt. Launch Procmon.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Moo0 File Monitor
What's new?
  • A /runtime switch to control headless capture duration.
  • Correctly show picoprocesses.
  • Display details for file system APIs introduced in Windows 10.
  • Numerous minor improvements and bug fixes.
Latest comments
Checker on 2015-05-27 19:06

@ __philippe: Thanks ... and updated ;)

__philippe on 2016-07-29 13:17

Annoyingly, SysInternals' powers-that-be no longer deem worth their while to provide a changelog of their recent releases.

Current cases in point: ProcessMonitor v3.30, AutoRuns v13.62,

Sloppy version control management, if you ask me...:-(

On a positive point, they resumed adjusting correctly the internal PE tags version numbering of their updated utilities, which proved rather baffling for a while

(see smaragdus' related post:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=82073#p82073

Regrettably, some of SysInternals' recently updated tools now fail to run under WinXP......:-(
(e.g. Procmon v3.30 fails under winXP, despite the "Process Monitor runs on Windows XP SP2"
plain statement found in the Procmon.chm HTML help file)

Cases in point:
ProcessMonitor fails as of v3.30 (blue screen crash, last XP working version v3.20)
SigCheck fails as of v2.40 (last XP working version v2.30)

MIKLO on 2016-08-29 18:10

@ __philippe do you know is there gonna be any effort made to correct this? I'm kinda surprised cuz I have always thought of SysInternals as being a first rate top notch entity, but they are not showing that in this case.Even if the changelogs are only interesting or necessary to a few people in my opinion that reason enough to continue with accurate data.
MIKLO

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DropIt v8.5.1

billon on 11 Feb 2018
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by Lupo73

DropIt provides a floating target image on your desktop that you can drag-and-drop files to quickly process them with a predefined action. Actions include: copy, compress, extract, rename, delete, split, join, encrypt, decrypt, open with, print, upload, send by mail, create gallery, create list, create playlist, create shortcut, copy to clipboard, change properties and ignore. A destination can be chosen for each association defined, as well as group associations in any number of profiles.

Users can create rules to filter files based on name, directory, size, date, properties, content or regular expressions. Existing files in destination folders can be defined to overwrite, skip, or rename them. It includes a multi-language interface, folder monitoring, shared folders support, SendTo and Command-Line support, environment variables support, automatic update and much more.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DropIt.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Drop Zone
What's new? See:
http://www.dropitproject.com/changelog.txt
Latest comments
treis on 2011-05-31 14:37

Congrats. Dropit has a mention on lifehacker.
http://ca.lifehacker.com/5806828/dropit-keeps-your-desktop-clean-by-sorting-all-your-files-for-you

hamasaki on 2013-11-11 08:49

Great little utility. I regularly have a lot of zip files I need to move to different locations. This is a real timesaver.

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Everything v1.4.1.895

billon on 9 Feb 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by Drutt

Everything is a powerful search tool that locates files and folders by file name instantly, and includes an FTP and Web server interface. It also can search files by their contents. Unlike Windows search, Everything initially displays all files and folders on your computer. You simply type in part of the desired file name to limit what files and folders are displayed instantly. The more you type, the more specific the list becomes.

Note that the instant-search capability only works on NTFS/ReFS-formatted drives and only uses file and folder names in a file index. The program can separately catalog non-NTFS/ReFS and network servers for searching on a schedule.

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 "Portable" ZIP package depending on your OS and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Everything.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: HDDB, Ultra File Search Lite, UltraSearch
What's new? Added:
  • .jpeg extension to the image information search functions.
  • Support for cluster sizes larger than 64k.
  • preview_context ini setting.
Fixed:
  • A crash when clearing search history.
  • A security issue when running a FTP server.
  • An issue preventing Everything from closing when pressing ESC.
  • An issue where Everything would lose the current sort after reindexing.
  • An issue when using invalid characters to rename a file.
  • A crash when rendering tall or wide images.
  • An issue when shutting down Everything would cause it to miss changes.
  • A memory alignment issue.
  • Database corruption when renaming a folder when folder size indexing is enabled or when there is a folder exclude.
  • An issue with circular NTFS/ReFS folder parents.

See more about new features and changes here
Latest comments
DeLe on 2016-10-23 17:04

Everything has been released:
http://www.voidtools.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=5727

A lot of improvments: preview, content search and much more

__philippe on 2017-03-03 18:29

Beta alright...;-)

but practically stable after being fine-tuned over a period spanning
SEP-2015 to NOV-2016, including release of 11 distinct builds.

EveryThing 1.4.1.809b Portable BETA, which was released on 21-NOV-2016,
includes significant new functions over current Stable version dated 6-AUG-2014
https://www.voidtools.com/support/everything/whats_new/

Version 1.4 ongoing development and builds changelogs are chronicled here:
https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=76406#p76406

Nh on 2017-04-29 18:41

In case it does not remembers sort order, you have to edit 2 lines in Everything.ini:

sort=Type
always_keep_sort=1

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NetworkUsageView v1.10

billon on 9 Feb 2018
  • 134KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by billon

NetworkUsageView extracts and displays network usage information stored in the SRUDB.dat database of Windows 8 and 10. Collected hourly, this data includes name and description of the service or application, name and SID of the user, network adapter and total number of bytes sent/received by the specified service/application.

Category:
System Requirements: 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 NetworkUsageView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added:
    • New options to the 'Quick Filter' feature;
    • New display modes: 'Display summary by app', 'Display summary by user', 'Display summary by app And user'. You can choose them from the 'Advanced Options' window (F9);
    • 'App ID' column.
  • Fixed bug: on some systems, NetworkUsageView failed to access the SRUDB.dat database but didn't offer the user to run it as admin for accessing the file.

Mem Reduct v3.3.2

billon on 9 Feb 2018
  • 771KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by smaragdus

Mem Reduct is a lightweight, real-time memory management application to monitor and clean system memory on your computer. The program uses undocumented internal system features (in the Native API) to clear system cache (system working set, working set, standby page lists, modified page lists) with variable result ~10-50%.

A 64-bit version is available within the archive.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes. If 'check for updates' function is disabled.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch memreduct.exe from 32 or 64 folder (for 64-bit OS).
What's new?
  • Revert "Start minimized" option.
  • Updated project SDK.
  • Cosmetic fixes.
Latest comments
olliebean on 2017-10-20 11:08

v3.3 seems to have removed the option to start minimized. Setting it to run minimized in the shortcut doesn't work. Window opens at every startup. Very annoying.

webfork on 2017-10-20 15:55

@ollie: author has a github site if you want to post about that: https://github.com/henrypp/memreduct

olliebean on 2018-01-07 10:52

FWIW, the solution to starting minimized is to use the command line option "/minimized" (no quotes) in the shortcut properties.

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UltraFileSearch Lite v5.0.0.17249

billon on 8 Feb 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by joby_toss

UltraFileSearch Lite quickly finds files, folders and text on your local, network, or external media. The program allows you to specify several file masks and drives/folders at the same time; it is able to sort them according to their properties (e.g. modified date) and find files that contain one or more specific words or sentences.

This utility does not use background indexing. "Standard" (shareware) edition has additional features.

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch UltraFileSearchLite.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: SearchMyFiles
What's new? See:
https://www.ultrafilesearch.com/history.html
Latest comments
donald on 2013-09-26 15:35

No mention of the portable standard edition?

We should encourage all portable developers, this is even more important in an age of server apps which are little better than shortcuts or are worse.

Yes it is a portable payware version but a mention should be okay?

Something like "Alternatively a portable payware edition gives full standard features and can be used in business and for profit environ"

hamasaki on 2013-10-26 07:04

Whilst I do have a commercial licence for this, my personal favourite search utility is File Locator Pro.

DarkShadow on 2016-02-16 18:55

v4.5.0.15327 released !

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Stick A Note v3.0.1

billon on 8 Feb 2018
  • 357KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Stick A Note is an unique note-taking program in that it connects to an individual application window. Notes move with the window and disappear when window is not in focused or when the program hotkey is toggled (Win+N by default). Includes available color and hotkey customization, and all notes are saved to the application folder as text files.

Useful for keeping notes on individual applications such as usability or beta testing, or for keeping notes on infrequent/difficult programs to serve as reminders for use.

Note: Some software changes the window title with program behavior, which will make Stick A Note think it's working with a separate program (for example, this happens whenever you type anything into the search box of "Everything"). Stick A Note's associated note will no longer be visible (though still saved to disk) until the window returns to it's previous state.

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 Stick A Note.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Stickypaper
What's new?
  • Notes now supports Unicode. You can now write notes in languages other than English.
  • You can now set size of the notes up to 600 pixels wide and height. Open 'Settings' \ 'Note Settings'.
  • Enable debug mode to create a "debug.log" file of notes process. Helps to find out why a note is not showing. Open 'Settings'.
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2013-04-30 05:27

Quite an interesting idea. Something you wouldn`t think would be useful, but actually is.

chronicfireworks on 2018-02-06 11:44

The app has been updated to version 3.0.1

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NetworkCountersWatch v1.01

billon on 6 Feb 2018
  • 110KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by billon

NetworkCountersWatch displays system counters for every network interface on your system, which includes the numbers of incoming/outgoing bytes, incoming/outgoing and broadcast packets and more. You can also initialize all counters to zero at any time in order to watch the network counters for specific event. It also calculates and displays the current download and upload speed on your network interface.

Category:
System Requirements: 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 NetworkCountersWatch.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Align Numeric Columns To Right' option.

A Sharper Scaling V1.2

billon on 5 Feb 2018
  • 624KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

A Sharper Scaling is a high quality image scaling technology mainly developed for upscaling. It preserves more details when creating larger resolution images from smaller ones compared to traditional methods (e.g. bicubic interpolation). It supports batch processing of images.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Windows registry
Dependencies: .NET Framework 3.5+
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\A Sharper Scaling
Unicode support: Yes
License: Creative Commons BY-ND
How to extract: Download the "Mobile (zipped) version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ASharperScaling.exe.

MindGems Folder Size v3.8.0.0 Adware

billon on 2 Feb 2018
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by joby_toss

Folder Size is a powerful utility that can scan and display all the file and folder sizes on your hard drives. It can scan entire storage device or a chosen folder.

Note: the developers added advertisements after the program was added to the database.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Liteware/Adware (see screenshot)
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FolderSize.exe.
What's new? Added:
  • Loaded/saved project name is displayed in the File Menu - next to 'Load...' instead of 'Save...'.
  • Better scaling for systems using large fonts.
Fixed:
  • Loading of old project files.
  • Loaded project name was not displayed if a project file was opened by a double-click from Windows Explorer.
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This is me on 2015-04-27 06:50

I prefer TreeSize Free - it's fast, presents all the information you need and you can even filter your search results.

http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=36

It also scans network attached storage and network shares. Perfect solution for me.

bitcoin on 2018-01-06 18:28

up to v3.7 now

AndTheWolf on 2018-02-02 13:39

Now at v3.8

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XMind 8 v3.7.7 Updated

webfork on 27 May 2018
  • 471MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by Gannon8

XMind is a mind-mapping program with a variety of available diagramming tools for flowcharts, organizational charts, timelines and more. It can be used for brain storming, illustrating or categorizing ideas, note taking, conceptualizing and more. It supports drag-and-drop of elements, export to other formats and is compatible with most other mind-mapping programs.

Some advanced functions are restricted to the pro version but can be (mostly) removed via Edit - Preferences - XMind Pro and checking "Hide Plus/Pro features".

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Unicode support: Yes
License: EPL/LGPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch xmind.exe. When prompted, decline to install Bonjour for local network sharing.

Optionally:
  • Run Associate_XMind_File.bat to associate the program with .xmind files (this is not portable and must be run on each machine)
  • To save space, if you are sure you'll have Java installed on any machine you use, you can delete the JRE folder (thanks mc)
Similar/alternative apps: Blumind
What's new? See:
http://www.xmind.net/download/win/
Latest comments
JohnW on 2017-08-30 10:36

A small point...
The download is now 'pure' Windows.
Other OS files are not present.
Perhaps mod the initial blurb

__philippe on 2017-08-30 13:15

Late to the Xmind party,...and yet:

Talk about BLOATED software indeed: 471MB ! fer chrissake (excuse my french)...:-(

One could draw half-decent "Mind Map" diagrams with EVE (182KB) just as well...;-)
https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=618

hamasaki on 2018-05-21 18:33

Selecting "Hide Plus/Pro features" does nothing, it still shows the PRO features.

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T-Clock Redux v2.4.4

billon on 31 Jan 2018

T-Clock enhances the clock on the Windows taskbar. You can customize the display, define actions to perform on mouse clicks/drops, set multiple alarms, show calendar, manage windows etc.

T-Clock Redux is an enhanced fork of Stoic Joker's T-Clock 2010 which is a successor of TClock, originally written by Kazubon in the early 90's.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / 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 "static" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch .reset_portable.cmd OR create an empty text file and name it T-Clock.ini
  3. Launch Clock.exe or Clock64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
What's new? See:
https://github.com/White-Tiger/T-Clock/releases
Latest comments
__philippe on 2016-10-20 14:20

@davidroper

A mere seven years late, ...and counting....;-)

The 161 files included in the "tclocklight-040702-3.zip" package are mostly source modules kindly provided by the developer for the benefit of DIY hackers.

For basic execution, only the following files are required:

• TCLOCK .EXE 44544 09/07/2004 17:16 A--- tclock.exe
• TCLOCK .INI 1024 10/20/2016 15:09 A--- tclock.ini
• TCDLL~1 .TCL 48128 09/07/2004 17:16 A--- tcdll.tclock
• TCLANG .TXT 8234 06/10/2004 11:58 A--- tclang.txt
• TCMENU .TXT 477 05/09/2004 21:53 A--- tcmenu.txt

All the same, a nifty, teensy configurable clock utility, sitting pretty in WinXP system tray...;-)

tproli on 2017-09-28 11:07

Successor: https://github.com/White-Tiger/T-Clock

Midas on 2017-09-28 13:29

IMHO, given the amount of fixes and updates and the fact that it retained portability, this entry should be updated to point to T-Clock Redux (Beta)...

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Sylpheed v3.7

billon on 31 Jan 2018
  • 27MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by ashanker

Sylpheed is a fast email and news client, with support for SMTP, POP3, IMAP4 and NNTP. It handles multiple mail accounts, threaded display, junk mail filtering, security (SSL/TLS), search, etc. Automatically displays mail in threaded (organized by subject) format and integrates easily with Gmail.

Alternatively, X-Sylpheed and Sylpheed Portable are also available.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL/LGPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Do one of the following:
  • Rename sample-sylpheed.ini to sylpheed.ini and data will be saved to the subfolder config
  • Launch Sylpheed.exe
OR:

  • Create an empty subfolder called profile in the application folder and launch the program using sylpheed.exe --configdir profile
Similar/alternative apps: Mozilla Thunderbird, i.Scribe, Pegasus Mail
What's new? See:
http://sylpheed.sraoss.jp/en/news.html
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2014-06-28 04:06

I recently moved away from Thundebird after 10 years use because everytime they update it, it breaks something or it runs slower. Slypheed is excellent. Its fast and reliable and doesn`t render html, which is exactly what I need.

hamasaki on 2014-06-28 04:10

@lux Maybe this was an earlier version? Now it stores all the data within the app folder, so portable.

domestique on 2015-12-17 23:20

@Kea: Thanks for the warning re. non-encrypted password storage. It's the same reason I ditched filezilla.

Not encrypting one's account info is lame for otherwise well thought out software.

Bye bye Sylpheed >.

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PortableApps.com AppCompactor v3.4.1

billon on 30 Jan 2018
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

PortableApps.com AppCompactor allows you to compress whole directories including applications, file libraries and zip files. The program is a powerful compression tool that unites 7-zip and UPX inside a user-friendly wizard. For applications, this saves disk space and increases performance when running from a slow media (like flash drives). For archives, this will recompress DLL, EXE, ZIP, JAR, IRC, PYD and BIN files to their maximum compression settings, as well as an option to decompress an app's binary files that were previously compressed with UPX.

All files are tested using UPX's test feature after compressing. Files smaller than 4K are automatically skipped as compressing will not save space on the drive. The standard Microsoft Visual C runtimes are skipped to prevent antivirus false-positives. Advanced configuration can be done with apps in PortableApps.com Format.

Note: As UPX will alter the EXEs and DLLs (reversible using the Decompress option in the AppCompactor) and some apps may have issues with Zip or Jar files compressed further, users should backup software and test it after processing.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PortableApps.comAppCompactor.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: ArcThemAll
What's new?
  • Updated to the latest 7-Zip and UPX.
Latest comments
webfork on 2010-09-15 20:07

tommyD: Disadvantages are that it breaks some programs, and it may be slightly more CPU-intensive to decompress libraries and executables on the fly.

double0 on 2011-04-13 05:31

I agree with wf; where is operaportable?

I am Baas on 2012-02-17 00:34

Version 2.4 is up.

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ChromePass v1.46

billon on 30 Jan 2018
  • 256KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

ChromePass is a small password recovery tool that allows you to view the user names and passwords stored by Google Chrome, Chromium, Opera, Yandex and Vivaldi Web browser. For each password entry, the following information is displayed: Origin URL, Action URL, User Name Field, Password Field, User Name, Password and Created Time.

You can select one or more items and then save them into text/html/xml file or copy them to the clipboard.

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 ChromePass.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed bug: when using the 'Advanced external drive settings' in the 'Advanced Options' window, ChromePass displayed an error message.
  • ChromePass now saves the Advanced external drive settings in the .cfg file.
Latest comments
GMan on 2014-12-06 23:30

Download URL should be: http://www.nirsoft.net/toolsdownload/chromepass.zip

obava on 2017-01-11 19:52

Great tool, but here is another one doing the same job:
URL: http://www.sterjosoft.com/chrome-passwords.html

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SQLiteSpy v1.9.12

billon on 25 Jan 2018
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by MarcoNovaro

SQLiteSpy is a fast and compact database manager for SQLite. It reads SQLite 3 files and executes SQL against them with a graphical user interface that makes it very easy to explore, analyze and manipulate those databases.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware for personal and educational use.
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SQLiteSpy.exe.
What's new? See:
https://www.yunqa.de/delphi/products/sqlitespy/history
Latest comments
bro on 2012-01-26 19:32

@ReDeX I've tried SQLite Administrator for a few minutes... It comes in a zip file with needed sqlite dlls and it has no settings except language so it could be used from a USB drive. But it's not stealth, it registers itself to open .sdb files and a few others. It also has no unicode support as I can see. I couldn't find out where he stores language option setting... In trying to find that out, I have only found out that it doesn't work at all on my second computer... Don't know why though, I have genuine xp sp3 on that computer...

bro on 2012-02-08 13:49

Sorry about the off topic again...
I found out where SQLite Administrator saves settings (in %APPDATA% by default), but it checks for sqliteadmin.ini in application directory first.

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TheSage v7.21.2680

billon on 25 Jan 2018
  • 45MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by milentechie

TheSage is an English dictionary and thesaurus that contains over 145,000 references with multiple detailed definitions (over 200,000), and nearly 1,200,000 relationships between definitions. It features cross-referencing, wildcard and anagram search, multi-session history etc.

Functional on 64-bit systems.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .Net 4.0
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "PORTABLE" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TheSage.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: WordWeb
What's new? See:
http://www.sequencepublishing.com/1/thesage_news/changelog.txt
Latest comments
Mixture on 2017-04-10 14:03

I tried the latest version of this dictionary/thesaurus portable software and still had problems with it. Only this time, I recorded my problem.
https://youtu.be/ZswQygLGTWc

webfork on 2017-04-14 02:02

@Mixture: This is really something you need to post about in forums.

MoisheP on 2017-07-30 05:25

Check this version for safety!

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DomainHostingView v1.81

billon on 24 Jan 2018
  • 253KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

DomainHostingView collects a variety of information about a domain by using a series of DNS and WHOIS queries. Includes the hosting company or data center that hosts the Web, mail and domain name server (DNS). Additionally, you can see the created/changed/expire date of the domain, domain owner, domain registrar that registered the domain, list of all DNS records and more. This information can be saved as a report in HTML format.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / 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 DomainHostingView.exe.

Optionally, download the latest whois-server-list.xml to the same folder.
What's new?
  • Fixed to work properly with domains that contain German umlauts.
Latest comments
IanFromBarrie on 2011-08-31 03:35

Had trouble with Canadian sites. For example, www.cbc.ca is the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Claimed the domain is not registered.

juvera on 2011-10-28 15:14

www.cbc.ca worked for me.
I also tried www.lastampa.it (Italy) >>OK
www.guardian.co.uk (UK) >> OK
www.lefigaro.fr (France) >> OK

__philippe on 2013-10-16 10:31

DomainHostingView 1.55 is out.

Notable changes:
- Now provides a re-usable drop-down history list of up to 20 domains previously checked.
- Added CIDR column in the "IP address information" section

Cheers,

__philippe

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FreeCommander XE v2018 Build 770

billon on 24 Jan 2018

FreeCommander XE is a powerful dual-pane file manager with hundreds of features including folder size calculation, folder comparison/synchronization, file search, filtering, MD5 calc / verfiy, folder compare, sync and a customizable interface. Includes a file viewer to view files in hex, binary, text or image format; an archive handling ability for standard compressed formats including ZIP (read, write), CAB (read, write) and RAR (read); built-in copy/move/delete handlers; and much more. Additional features are available via plugins.

A 64-bit version is available for donors, while a PortableApps version is also available from the author's website.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FreeCommander.exe.

Note: It is not recommended to overwrite the file fcStart.ini when the application is being updated.
Similar/alternative apps: Multi Commander, Q-Dir, CubicExplorer
What's new? See:
http://www.forum.freecommander.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=775&start=210
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2016-02-01 06:16

About the ftp client: Marek promised to release a public beta with ftp:
http://forum.freecommander.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=6112#p22198
but it is not build in the current public release.

joby_toss on 2016-02-01 07:10

There is a public FC XE beta with FTP for quite some time (now at version 716, check the Downloads page): http://forum.freecommander.com/viewtopic.php?p=22580#p22580

wagner reatto on 2016-07-28 23:48

the best

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Resonic Player v0.9.1b

billon on 24 Jan 2018
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by two

Resonic is an audio player and browser / directory player, built around the use of a file waveform to visualize the audio. The program is designed with speed and large collections in mind. Visualizations include standard waveform, multi-channel audio and frequency analyzer.

Supports all major audio formats, including 64-bit float and multi-channel.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Liteware
How to extract: Download the "portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch resonic.exe.
What's new? See:
https://resonic.at/whatsnew
Latest comments
two on 2017-03-17 14:22

Just realized new version supports dsd in wavpack: "Support for high-resolution DSD audio files compressed with WavPack, i.e. compressed DSF/DFF in .wv files. Note that while DSD-in-WV saves quite a bit of space (in our tests 35-50%) it also takes a bit longer to decode (e.g. to prepare the waveform.)"

MIKLO on 2017-04-20 14:11

@two who are you to call @Realist a troll ? WTF seems a person that flames is a troll, IMHO he was just giving his take on the software review, which I happen to agree with, so am I also a "TROLL"? Sound=music is a very subjective matter which I have heard being discussed since the "4 track" days, as the saying goes one mans junk is another mans gold... at least that's the saying. Try and lighten up on the name calling as it serves no useful purpose here.
MIKLO

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AntiDupl.NET v2.3.9

billon on 22 Jan 2018
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by JohnW

AntiDupl.NET is a tool to search for and delete identical or very similar pictures. Includes a customizable difference threshold and can highlight image differences.

The program can also detect image defects.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft.NET Framework 2.0
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT License
How to extract: Download the self-extracting archive to a folder of your choice. Launch AntiDupl.NET.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: ImgSearch
What's new? See:
https://ermig1979.github.io/AntiDupl/english/index.html?page=news.html
Latest comments
webfork on 2017-03-21 02:08

I thought my similar image analysis program of choice was more than adequate but this program is remarkably good. The program works really fast on a TON of images and the change detection is very useful.

__philippe on 2017-03-21 12:12

@webfork

Appreciate your tightening of Antidupl.NET functional capabilities description, particularly in reference
to the product remarkable customizable divergence threshold and its image differences highlighting ability.

__philippe on 2018-01-23 07:38

Russian users are reporting some issues with AntiDupl v2.3.9
"version 2.3.9 # 7 is not working"
https://github.com/ermig1979/AntiDupl/issues/7

I'll gladly stick with v2.3.8 till the dust settles...;-)

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Shutter Lite v4.2

billon on 22 Jan 2018
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by USB_Kx

Shutter is a customizable program that lets you perform a variety of actions when a user-specified event occurs. Events include timer countdown, a certain time trigger, low CPU usage, user inactivity, a low battery etc. The corresponding actions include shutdown, reboot, logoff, lock workstation, sleep, hibernate etc.

The program can play a custom sound and/or run a program of your choice, in addition to displaying a user-configurable message. A web interface is also available that permits remote execution of one of a list of actions.

Note: A pro version is available without the limitation of 5 presets, events and actions.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Shutter.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new? See:
http://www.den4b.com/news
Latest comments
Nessly on 2013-02-25 13:59

Works great. I find this very useful for uploading videos online. It can take hours for them to complete, so I usually do it overnight. However, I want the computer to shut off after they finish uploading. This program did the trick!

smaragdus on 2013-09-05 17:50

Shutter version 3.3 is no longer FreeWare for non-commercial use, it is now CrippleWare- Shutter Lite.

freakazoid on 2014-04-24 17:07

Recently, I upgraded to Windows 8.1 Update 1 and had trouble waking up the computer from sleep.

I tried various solutions, but ended up turning off automatic sleep in Windows and using Shutter to Sleep after X amount of time is inactive. Now, I'm able to wake the com up. I understand this is a workaround, but this ended up working for me.

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FileTypesMan v1.83

billon on 22 Jan 2018
  • 152KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by eprimetime

FileTypesMan is an alternative to the 'File Types' tab in the 'Folder Options' of Windows. It displays the list of all file extensions and types registered on your computer. For each file type, the following information is displayed: Type Name, Description, MIME Type, Perceived Type, Flags, Browser Flags and more. FileTypesMan also allows you to easily edit the properties and flags of each file type, as well as it allows you to add, edit and remove actions in a file type.

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 FileTypesMan.exe.
What's new?
  • When you run FileTypesMan, it now automatically selects the last selected extension.
  • Added /SelectedExt command-line option for selecting the desired extension in the upper pane, for example:
    FileTypesMan.exe /SelectedExt ".txt".
Latest comments
Simon on 2009-03-04 21:33

I'm really surprised - it works even for replacing txt notepad by another application! Well done, it seems to be really useful!

Midas on 2009-04-22 07:25

Although it is extra useful, be extra careful with it or you might screw your system -- check, check, check, & recheck whatever you do.

Magibon on 2011-12-07 21:21

I stumbled upon this app. accidentally when trying to replace my system icon for .reg files. I used to use IconPhile, but it's process is hidden. Sometimes it's hard to undo.

With this.. im able to manually replace system icons. :)
And it's portable/stealth!

http://i44.tinypic.com/9uupt0.png

This nirsoft guy is a wiz.

Here's a nice review:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/12383/change-a-file-types-icon-in-windows-7/

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IPNetInfo v1.78

billon on 22 Jan 2018
  • 88KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Jan 2018
  • 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?
  • Added 'Abuse Contact' column (available only in RIPE IP addresses).
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

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Bitvise SSH Client 7.39

billon on 22 Jan 2018
  • 33MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by appsuser

Bitvise SSH Client (formerly Tunnelier) is a fast, secure FTP and terminal client with a variety of "tunnel" options to create secure connections, similar to a VPN. The program can forward Windows file shares over SSH, an FTP-to-SFTP protocol bridge, port forwarding and more. See forum discussion for adding secure FTP to existing portable software.

Includes support for single-click remote desktop forwarding for graphical server access, vt100, strong auto-reconnect and a scriptable console-mode SFTP client. Integrated SOCKS and HTTP proxy are available for dynamic forwarding. Security measures include wide encryption protocol support including public key exchange and optional integrated compression. Supports profiles and optional encryption of local passwords.

Functional in 64-bit.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder (see more here)
Stealth: ? Yes. See note below.
License: Free for personal use
How to extract:
  1. Download and install the program
  2. Copy the contents of C:\Program Files\Bitvise SSH Client to a folder of your choice
  3. Uninstall the program
  4. Launch BvSsh.exe -noRegistry -profile=.\Profile.bscp

Note: The uninstall process creates entries in HKLM\SOFTWARE\Bitvise and HKCU\Software\Bitvise but these can be deleted manually.
What's new? See:
https://www.bitvise.com/ssh-client-version-history
Latest comments
DeLe on 2014-07-13 08:46

Sorry, but i can't find version 6.03 on the website. It's still 4.60

Midas on 2014-07-15 09:34

FYI, Tunnelier has been renamed Bitvise SSH Client and the current third party PAF repack is v4.60 Rev 2.0 (see http://tp.vbap.com.au/download). The current upstream Bitvise SSH Client is v6.03 (changelog at http://www.bitvise.com/ssh-client-version-history). Both still freeware...

For a freeware portable server alternative, check out Stunnel (http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=21551). For a freeware non-portable server, see SilverSHielD (http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=21461).

Midas on 2016-01-14 15:11

@billon: you can delete your mistaken post by pressing the can icon at the far right...

The site dedicated to the portable version (see my comment above) is dead. Entry links corrected.

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USBLogView v1.25

billon on 18 Jan 2018
  • 554KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

USBLogView runs in the background and records the details of any USB device that is plugged or unplugged into your system. For every log line created by USBLogView, the following information is displayed: Event Type (Plug/Unplug), Event Time, Device Name, Description, Device Type, Drive Letter (for storage devices), Serial Number (Only for some types of devices), Vendor ID, Product ID, Vendor Name, Product Name and more.

You can easily select one or more log records and then export them into csv/tab-delimited/xml/html file.

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 USBLogView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added option to add every plug/unplug event into a log file (in 'Advanced Options' window - F9).
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2016-06-22 16:30

NirSoft has so many great Apps that really work :)(what a concept) In fact when I need to try and fix a problem the first thing I do is see if NirSoft has an App to help or fix. ^5 NirSoft one of the best.
MIKLO

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XnConvert v1.76

billon on 16 Jan 2018
  • 38MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by joby_toss

XnConvert is an easy, multi-platform image converter for graphic files, photos and images. It supports more than 500 file formats. You can rotate, crop, resize, edit metadata, add a watermark, change contrast, brightness or gamma, apply filters, masks, effects and many other things.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware for private non-commercial or educational use.
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create xnconvert.ini in the same folder with the following parameters:

    [Cache]
    SavingMode=1

    [Start]
    ParamsSavingMode=1
    SavingMode=1

  3. Optionally, delete unnecessary language files
  4. Launch xnconvert.exe
What's new?
  • Many bugs fixed.
Latest comments
Zeke the Frog on 2011-06-24 19:40

I restored my win7 X64 computer to out-of-box state (pre sp1) and it still would not open the 64 bit xnconvert, so I'm guessing it needs the visual c++

Magibon on 2011-06-25 08:12

@ Zeke the Frog

Nope.. i installed Visual C++ on my system for Rainmeter.
still does not work for me.

i also tried adding the dependencies with no success.

Can't figure it out.
I just use the x32bit version.

JudyGarland on 2017-09-07 16:40

v.1.75 portable - windows xp 32 SP3 - I get the following message which is : The procedure entry point GetLogicalProcessorInformation could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll
Previous versions until 1.74 worked fine.
XnConvert does not support XP anymore?
Greetings

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Snipaste v1.16.2

billon on 22 Jan 2018
  • 23MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Snipaste is an easy screen capture and image edition program, with the ability to detect windows and menus and supporting pixel-level control. Both captured images and various clipboard content can be pasted as a floating window to the desktop. Windows can be moved, organized into groups, saved to file, as well as basic editions like rotation, zoom, translucence etc.

The program can grab colors, supports themes and includes multi-screen support. The default keys (which can be customized) are F1 for Snip and F3 for Paste.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft Visual C++ Redist 2015
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Snipaste.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Greenshot, Lightscreen, PicPick, Screenshot Captor
What's new? See:
https://github.com/Snipaste/feedback/wiki/Changelog
Latest comments
__philippe on 2016-10-15 15:49

Snipaste 1.8.7 (fix for 1.8.6) released 15-OCT 2016

Includes snapshot sound effect, swiftly implemented following smaragdus recent suggestion to developer:

http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=83280#p83280

MIKLO on 2017-01-03 20:50

I tried Snipaste for awhile and gave it an honest chance but 4me it doesn't compare to zScreen (I use older version) which I have used for a very long time. I'm really open to finding and using a new or different screen capture pgm. I just haven't found it yet. Not to take anything away from Snipaste cuz in fact it is a good app and easy to use.

MIKLO

two on 2017-03-17 14:30

drawing tools are great!

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HDDScan v4.0

billon on 17 Jan 2018
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by AlephX

HDDScan is a feature-rich disk diagnostics tool with a variety of low-level tools. It supports IDE/SATA/SCSI hard disk drives, RAID arrays, SSD drives, external USB/Firewire hard disks, flash cards and can scan the surface, view SMART attributes, adjust AAM, APM (Power Management), monitor temperature etc.

Note the program shouldn’t be run from a read-only device/media.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Avoid starting program from read-only device such as a CD or write-protected flash device.
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch HDDScan.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PassMark DiskCheckup, CrystalDiskInfo
What's new?
  • New Look.
  • Windows 8-10 support.
  • Multiple bugfixes.
Latest comments
Ruby on 2010-12-10 06:56

@hugh_h You can try GMER http://www.gmer.net/ Scroll to the downloads there's also and mbr and userland rootkit detector.

nunz on 2013-06-16 22:30

Latest official link:
http://hddscan.com/download/HDDScan-3.3.zip

Non malicious web site according to virus total (checked with 38 site checkers)
Non malicious files according to virus total. Clam claims it could be a PUA but only because it performs low level analysis of a hard drive (which of course is its role in life).
My company, virusbusters, has used this program for over four years now with no issues. It has passed every antivirus scan of our systems and we run hundreds of them
The file is a zip file and opens in 7-zip and using windows XP compressed file explorer.

webfork on 2016-01-12 22:43

This program worked beautifully in testing an old external hard drive that was behaving strangely. Instead of relegating it to a secondary backup drive, it now looks to have plenty of life left.

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PhotoDemon v7.0.1

webfork on 10 Mar 2018
  • 30MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

PhotoDemon is a fast, feature-rich photo editor with rotate, resize, crop, etc. and a variety of color, contrast, filters and other graphics tools. The program also allows adding text, a metadata viewer/editor, on-canvas paint tool, layers, screenshot too, and works with common graphics formats including BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIFF, JP2, JXR, PPM, TGA and WEBP.

The program also supports macro edition and batch processing.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: BSD
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PhotoDemon.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: Paint.NET, GIMP Portable, PhotoFiltre
What's new? See:
http://photodemon.org/category/releases/
Latest comments
webfork on 2017-08-17 23:14

The graphics editor I use most often just to tweak and modify photos and images, especially for desktop backgrounds. Outside of that I've enhanced more than a few presentations by making color edits that PowerPoint's inexact image tools couldn't do. I love this program.

__philippe on 2017-11-11 15:12

@webork - Special Treat...;-)

PhotoDemon v7.0-ß1 07NOV17 Beta release (to supersede current v6.6 dated 08APR15)
http://photodemon.org/

https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=88355#p88355

webfork on 2017-11-19 18:15

@__philippe: It's so far really, really great. I'm tempted to bump up the current version to the beta just because it's such a leap in available features and (so far) quite stable.

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ServiWin v1.71

billon on 15 Jan 2018
  • 80KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by guinness

ServiWin utility displays and provides access to controls for a list of installed drivers and services on your system. For some, a variety of information is displayed such as file description, version, product name, company that created the driver file and more. The program allows the stop, start, restart, pause and continue function of a service or driver, as well as changing the startup type of service or driver (automatic, manual, disabled, boot or system).

A list of services and drivers can be saved to file or a view HTML report of installed services/drivers can be opened in your default browser.

Category:
System Requirements: 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 serviwin.exe.
What's new?
  • Added option to export services/drivers list of external drive from command-line, for example:
    ServiWin.exe /shtml services "c:\temp\serv.html" K:\Windows.
Latest comments
navi on 2010-10-29 23:32

this should be great!..

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WhoisThisDomain v2.36

billon on 12 Jan 2018
  • 91KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Jan 2018
  • 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? Fixed:
  • The support of IDN domains (Internationalized domain name) and of domain information in UTF-8 stopped working in version 2.27.
  • To work with .de domains that contain German umlauts.
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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Diffinity v0.8.5

billon on 10 Jan 2018
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by billon

Diffinity is a text comparison and merging tool focused on source code differences. The program compares the contents of two text files and displays the differences by line as well as individually modified characters/words. The program supports drag and drop, a thumbnail view of all differences, instance and syntax highlighting, update as-you-type (live view), customizable interface and more.

Displays differentiation between changed, removed and added lines. Auto-detects Unicode encoding.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET v4.5.1
Stealth: ? No. Writes Diffinity.exe.log to AppData folder.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete $PLUGINSDIR and uninstall.exe
  3. Launch Diffinity.exe
  4. Go to Preferences and check Save settings file in application folder
Similar/alternative apps: Text Compare, TextDiff, X-WinMerge
What's new? See:
http://truehumandesign.se/s_diffinity.php

Stickies v9.0e

billon on 10 Jan 2018

Stickies work like customizable post-it notes with available styles, fonts, colors and buttons. Notes can be resized or snapped to the edges of other notes to keep them lined up. They can also act as reminders when hidden for a period, until a specified date and time, even upon waking every day, week, or month.

Alternatively, Stickies Portable is available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and install to the default folder
  2. Copy folder Stickies to your preferred place
  3. Uninstall the program
  4. Create an empty file called stickies.ini in the application folder
  5. Launch stickies.exe
Similar/alternative apps: 7 Sticky Notes, Stickypaper
What's new? See:
http://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/stickies/versions.html
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2016-04-27 20:44

Stickies 9.0a is released. It has a new modern UI.
Lots of other changes: http://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/stickies/versions.html
Stickies runs on XP SP1, Vista, 7, 8 and 10. Earlier versions of Windows are no longer supported.
For those OS, try an older version of Stickies: http://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/support/kb.pl?q=00013

Ding-A-Ling on 2018-01-10 14:34

Version is now: v9.0e.

billon on 2018-01-10 16:15

Alternative extraction method:

Open installer in 7-Zip like "Parser" (File > 7-Zip > Open archive > # or File > Open Inside #);
You'll see three ZIPs inside;
In 2.zip - stickies.exe, in 4.zip - stickies.chm, in 6.zip - stickies8.ssk, which should be in "skins" folder.

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Paint.NET v4.0.21

billon on 15 Jan 2018
  • 58MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by nunoleite

Paint.NET is an image and photo editing software with support for layers, unlimited undo, image effects and a tabbed thumbnail interface. The program includes a variety of paint bushes and selection tools as well as image filters such as sharpening, red-eye removal, distortion, noise etc.

The program supports plugins and will automatically start in 64-bit if within an operating system that supports it.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET Framework 4.7
Stealth: ? No. Writes to C:\Users\~\AppData\Local\paint.net
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer inside the ZIP package, extract and install to the default location (C:\Program Files\paint.net)
  2. Open the file PaintDotNet.exe.config in a text editor and find this line:

    <add key="EnableWindowsFormsHighDpiAutoResizing" value="true" />

  3. Underneath, paste the following text:

    <add key="PaintDotNet.EnablePortableMode" value="true" />

  4. Save this change and copy the paint.net folder to a destination of your choice
  5. Uninstall the program
  6. Launch PaintDotNet.exe
Similar/alternative apps: GIMP, PhotoFiltre, PhotoScape, PhotoDemon
What's new? See:
https://blog.getpaint.net/category/update-news/

Types 2.6.5

billon on 7 Jan 2018
  • 112KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by Ameri-CAIN

Types allows you to customize how Windows handles different file types. Includes changing program associations, icons, context menus and other settings.

Supports many world languages.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: .NET Framework 2.0 or higher
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Types
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Types.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: FileTypesMan, ExtMan
What's new?
  • Reverse combo box history.
  • Fixed crash on deleting an action while renaming it.
Latest comments
Peter202 on 2014-03-17 16:33

Where can i find list of the command parameters that can be used when creating association? I am talking about parameter like this "%1" which is used with the Open action.

lautrepay on 2014-03-17 20:44

@Peter202: You will have to take a look at each program documentation (help files, wiki pages, even forums).

Midas on 2014-05-23 14:01

According to Softpedia, which rates it with 4 stars, current Types version is v2.1.6.10711, but I couldn't find a changelog anywhere, or any program info for that matter (see http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Miscellaneous/Types.shtml).

Softpedia also indicates DotNET requirement is v2.0, but the framework pointed to by the program site (see ahead) is v3.5. As user Tertius noted above, the new Types site address is http://izt.name/apps/types/ -- the old page at http://sourceforge.net/projects/types/ is now mostly blank...

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X-ApacheOpenOffice v4.1.5 [rev5]

billon on 4 Jan 2018
  • 436MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by Mark Williams

Apache OpenOffice is a full-featured, cross-platform office suite compatible with all major office suites and 100s of file formats. Includes word processor, spreadsheet, database, presentations, drawing and math/formulas software.

X-ApacheOpenOffice is a portable version of Apache OpenOffice. Alternatively, Apache OpenOffice Portable is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: Apache License 2.0
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch X-ApacheOpenOffice.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: LibreOffice
What's new? See:
https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/Releases
Latest comments
PAFuser on 2016-09-02 20:49

Came across this today: "OpenOffice, after years of neglect, could shut down" at http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/09/openoffice-after-years-of-neglect-could-shut-down/

PAFuser on 2017-12-29 03:27

https://portableapps.com/apps/office/openoffice_portable Version: 4.1.4 10/19/2017. Version: 4.1.5 is listed on OpenOffice site 12/28/2017 release.

webfork on 2017-12-30 17:04

@PAFuser: yeah I think we'll have to switch over to the PA version. Sigh.

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Error Lookup v2.3.1

billon on 4 Jan 2018
  • 568KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Jan 2018
  • 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?
  • Updated to the latest SDK.
  • Fixed:
    • Window resizing;
    • DPI support;
    • Bugs.
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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DNSQuerySniffer v1.70

billon on 4 Jan 2018
  • 199KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

DNSQuerySniffer is a network sniffer utility that shows the DNS queries sent from your system. For every DNS query, the following information is displayed: Host Name, Port Number, Query ID, Request Type (A, AAAA, NS, MX and so on), Request Time, Response Time, Duration, Response Code, Number of records and the content of the returned DNS records.

You can easily export the DNS queries information to csv/tab-delimited/xml/html file, or copy the DNS queries to the clipboard and then, paste them into Excel or other spreadsheet application.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Capture driver (WinPcap capture driver or Network Monitor driver)
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DNSQuerySniffer.exe.
What's new? Added:
  • "Don't Delete Items On Capture Start" option (under the Options menu).
  • TEXT column for TEXT records.
Latest comments
Midas on 2015-12-28 02:56

Yay! 3:)

__philippe on 2017-04-04 14:11

Is Nirsoft's server suffering from a (temporary) hiccup right now ?

Second Opinion :

http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/nirsoft.net
------>    It's not just you! http://nirsoft.net looks down from here.

__philippe on 2017-04-04 17:01

Nirsoft's site OK now.
Battle stations countermanded; All clear on the bridge !...;-)

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KeePass Classic v1.35

billon on 2 Jan 2018

KeePass is a password manager that helps you store and manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key or a key-disk. You need only remember one single master password to unlock the whole database, which is encrypted using AES and Twofish algorithms. The program includes a strong automatic password generator, expire dates, customized icons and categories etc.

Note that available plug-ins may not be portable.

Alternatively:

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch KeePass.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: KeePass Professional, Password Safe
What's new? See:
https://keepass.info/news/news_all.html
Latest comments
CornHolio the Gringo on 2015-05-02 17:27

I recommend using KeePass v2 series, because of the flexibility it gives.

Mixture on 2016-03-11 16:17

Since KeePass upgraded to 2.32 and finally has the encryption algorithm plugin, SERPENT, I switched from portable Password Safe 3.38.01 to portable KeePass 2.32 with TwoFish, Serpent, GOST, and Salsa20 encryption algorithm plugins.

Midas on 2016-10-19 11:43

@Orca: TPFC is an entirely volunteer site; what you describe is the result of past policy that has since been changed. Feel free to submit a KeePass 2 entry. Or post in the forums calling attention from the moderator team.

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