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LameXP v4.21 Updated

Andrew Lee on 30 Dec 2023
  • 33MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Dec 2023
  • Suggested by lautrepay

LameXP is an audio encoding and conversion program with a skinnable, drag-and-drop interface. The program can edit metadata, create an automatic playlist file, and modify audio with multi-threaded batch processing tools for normalization and tone adjustment.

The program supports a wide variety of formats and quality settings. Although named for one of its popular encoders (the LAME MP3 encoder), the program can also export to OGG, Opus, FLAC, AC3, APE, WAV and DCA.

It can also convert from a wide variety of formats, including MP3, OGG, FLAC, MP4/AAC, AC3,, DTS, WavPack, Musepack, TTA, Speex, Monkey's Audio, Shorten, WMA, Opus and more. MP4/AAC encoding is available via an external download (Nero AAC/QAAC).

Category:
Runs on: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 GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Rename the LameXP.exe to LameXP-Portable.exe
  3. Launch LameXP-Portable.exe
Similar/alternative apps: fre:ac
What's new? See: https://lamexp.sourceforge.net/doc/Changelog.html
Latest comments
Napiophelios on 2016-05-19 15:47

Is LameXP the only audio encoder that can convert opus files?

webfork on 2016-05-20 02:07

I converted something to Opus yesterday with LameXP but TEncoder and TAudioConverter will also do the trick.

neykhax on 2023-06-04 20:10

Lightweight audio encoder, with support for a large number of audio formats and a neat interface. I have been able to optimize hundreds of audio files with a good output quality and without having bugs or complications in the renaming of output file names that other encoders have in the batch convertion of multiple folders.

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Balabolka v2.15.0.860 Updated

Ennovy on 25 Dec 2023
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Dec 2023
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Balabolka is a feature-rich program to read text aloud from a variety of file types including DOC, RTF, PDF, ODT, FB2 and HTML. The program uses built-in Windows speech tools, but lets you fine tune voices, including rate and pitch, and a substitution list can also be applied to improve the quality of the voice's articulation. The program supports customized font and background color, skins, control reading from the system tray or by the global hotkeys.

The program can save to a variety of audio formats and quality levels, and can include synchronized text to external LRC files or in MP3 tags inside the audio files. When the audio file is played with players on a computer or on modern digital audio players, the text will be displayed synchronously (in the same way as lyrics for songs).

The program includes batch conversion tools from of a wide variety of document formats to audio or plain text and a file compare tool, file splitter and screen magnification window. Command-line functions also supported.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft Speech API (SAPI). This is included by default in Win2K and above.
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable Version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch balabolka.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language and help files.
Similar/alternative apps: DSpeech
What's new? See: http://balabolka.site/changelog.txt
Latest comments
FireRabbit on 2020-03-29 22:26

After years of using to use Balabolka I officaly gave up and bought textaloud a couple days ago.

Balabolka has for years had a strange bug where the longer it runs in the background the longer the delay it takes when you hit the "read selected text" hotkey.

TextAloud doesn't have this issue and not having to restart Balabolka every hour feels like a massive weight has been lifted from my shoulders.

FireRabbit on 2021-10-07 15:38

Since it had been over a year since my last comment and the last time I used Balabolka, and since then I've seen several update notices for it, bought a brand new computer, and moved on to windows 10 I figured I'd give it another try since I really don't like being tied to preparatory software beyond my OS.

Overall it's much worse than I remember. I use text to speech a lot. After using textaloud for over a year daily I've gotten very use to how it sounds and Balabolka is... the best way I can think of to describe it would be jagged and deformed. The pacing of the voices is all wonky, there's too many bizarre out of context pauses, and the ever growing lag is still a major issue. [I use Ivona voices, which is perhaps the issue as Balabolka may be overly focused on just working with Microsofts built in voices?]

Midas on 2021-10-08 07:38

@FireRabbit: As Balabolka is somewhat of a niche application, your input is highly appreciated. Thank you.

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XAMPP v8.2.12 Updated

lwc on 23 Dec 2023
  • 674MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Nov 2023
  • Suggested by Hank7

XAMPP is an integrated server package with mail, Web, FTP, and WebDAV. Named for Apache + MariaDB + Filezilla + PHP + Perl (AMPP) plus Mercury and Tomcat, the program includes a open software packages combined to power the various services, including JSP Java, OpenSSL, and more.

Also available for OSX and Linux.

Notes:

  1. To also add portable Python:
    1. Download and extract Python's NuGet package
    2. In XAMPP's control panel, click Config=>Apache (httpd.conf)
    3. Add AddHandler cgi-script .py into the end of the file (see this blog post for other info)
    4. Start your PY files with #!..\Python\python.exe (or wherever else you extracted the Python folder)
  2. To also add portable Composer:
    1. Download Compser's Manual Installation (i.e. portable) version
    2. Extract it in any folder you like
    3. Modify the command in the link above to the relative (or absolute) path to the main PHP file, for example (assuming you'll run composer from htdocs):
      @echo ..\php\php "%~dp0composer.phar" %*>composer.bat
    4. In order to be able to download packages, edit php\php.ini and uncomment ;extension=zip (i.e. remove the ;)
  3. One useful function of this program is the Wiki on a stick tool that works with XAMPP.
  4. XAMPP has add-on capabilities, currently only a WordPress installation (but previously also a portable MediaWiki).

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the portable Zip or 7z package.
  2. Extract to a folder of your choice.
  3. Unless you extracted directly to the root drive (e.g. C:\), launch setup_xampp.bat to adjust paths.
  4. Launch xampp-control.exe to run the control panel or start the different servers with the corresponding start/stop batch files.
Similar/alternative apps: Uniform Server, Abyss Webserver X1
What's new? See: https://www.apachefriends.org/blog.html
Latest comments
freakazoid on 2012-06-02 20:22

webfork: Because it's their preferred portable build. Not everyone will need the full package. The lite / portable build should be sufficient for people building a website for testing locally and on the go.

olliebean on 2018-10-19 14:51

Just for clarification, is the full version portable? Because the only version labelled "portable" at the download link appears to be the lite version, without FTP or Mail.

Pax on 2019-05-17 03:49

Note: The description should replace Oracle's MySQL with the community-based fork: MariaDB.

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BleachBit v4.6.0

rbon on 6 Nov 2023
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Nov 2023
  • Suggested by guinness

BleachBit quickly frees disk space, removes hidden junk and safeguards your privacy. You can erase cache, Internet history, cookies (including the much-maligned "evercookie"), DOM storage, unused localizations and temporary files of 70 applications including Firefox, Internet Explorer, Flash, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari, Adobe Reader, APT and more. Additional applications can be added with the community authored winapp2.ini cleaner list in the Preferences - General tab (requires restart).

Includes wipe function to protect privacy, support for many languages, and available for Linux and Mac OS X.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch bleachbit.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: CCleaner
What's new? See:
https://www.bleachbit.org/news
Latest comments
Checker on 2016-01-01 18:25

@1C3M4N: Link seems to work fine now ;)

zorro on 2020-03-15 15:13

BleachBit seems to leave traces in the last version (3.2) - after first run I found the folder ".dbus-keyrings" in the root of C:\USERS\user\
Would be interesting to put this folder to the user defined cleaners - Bleachbit then would clean up itsself...

DzejPy on 2023-12-05 05:55

Bleachbit portable downloaded using the link (from the home page) does not contain the msvcr100.dll file - without it the program cannot be run.
The author describes a bug "msvcr100.dll was not found", but for the installation, not for the portable version (https://www.bleachbit.org/news/bleachbit-460#known_issues).
Older versions located on SourceForge contain this file - you can copy it from there.

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LibreOffice Portable v7.6.2

Andrew Lee on 12 Oct 2023
  • 776MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Oct 2023
  • Suggested by JohnTHaller

LibreOffice is a complete productivity suite including word processor, spreadsheet, presentations, database, drawing tool and more. Includes strong compatibility for 100s of file formats including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio etc.). The program is similar to OpenOffice, a program that it was derived from, but has added many new features and improvements.

LibreOffice Portable is a special build developed in conjunction with the publisher. On systems without Java installed, some functions such as document creation wizards and the Base database application etc. can be enabled by adding jPortable, though this is optional and can be skipped if those functions are not needed. Alternatively, X-LibreOffice (64-bit version) is also available.

Other available portable versions:

  • Still - more tested and stable but with fewer features/capabilities
  • Legacy - for WinXP/Vista users (unsupported)

The program is cross platform with versions available for Mac, Linux/BSD (comes default with most distros) and supports a variety of extensions.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: GPL/LGPL
How to extract: Download the portable installer and install to a folder of your choice. Launch LibreOfficePortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: OpenOffice, FreeOffice
What's new? See: https://www.libreoffice.org/download/release-notes/
Latest comments
CornHolio the Gringo on 2018-09-01 13:58

LibreOffice 5.4.7 is last ever version for WinXP

CornHolio the Gringo on 2020-08-28 22:29

LibreOffice 6.4.7 is last ever version for 6 series?
I guess soo

NunoEFSilva on 2021-05-01 12:41

The most capable Portable Freeware Office.
Pity it takes sooo long to load in old machines ... oh, well ... that's the price.
With very capable Word processor, spreadsheet (Calc), presentations (Impress), expression builder (Math, physics, chemistry, etc.), Drawing (vector) editor and dataBase, one only misses specialized apps like diagram (like Dia) and raster image editors (The GIMP, MyPaint, LazPaint) to build an office to rival (and maybe even best) M$ Office.

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Disk Digger v1.67.37.3271

lwc on 24 Dec 2022
  • 571KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Jun 2022
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

DiskDigger recovers files from any type of media that your computer can read. such as USB flash drives, memory cards and hard disk drives. The types of files supported include BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, DOC, PDF, MP3, AVI, WMV, OGG etc. DiskDigger is not a generic undelete utility. It works by scanning through each sector of the media and looking for "signatures" of the various file types. As such, it may be able to recover certain files that other generic undelete utilities are unable to.

Note: the current version is a nagware (unlimited though), but the originally completely freeware version wasn't updated since 2012 (v0.8.3) - if needed, it can be downloaded from the original website

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: .NET, Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. Writes to HKCU\SOFTWARE\Defiant Technologies
License: Free (nagware) for personal use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DiskDigger.exe.
What's new? https://diskdigger.org
Latest comments
Alex Woodby on 2010-06-08 16:29

NO longer freeware, but shareware.

Andrew Lee on 2010-06-18 23:55

These additional download links are contributed by donald:
1) http://majorgeeks.com/DiskDigger_d5976.html (don't pick authors site)
2) http://www.321download.com/LastFreeware/page40.html#DiskDigger
3) http://www.freewarefiles.com/downloads_counter.php?programid=47821 (pick server 2)

webfork on 2010-08-12 21:18

This software is rated highly by NoNags editorial staff. Given the number of data recovery apps here on the site, its nice to have a recommendation. http://www.nonags.com/freeware-diskdigger_3697.html

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DSpeech v1.74

Andrew Lee on 2 May 2022
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Apr 2022
  • Suggested by AlephX

DSpeech is a text-to-speech program with the option of saving the output to a variety of formats, great for reviewing text or creating audio books. The program uses Microsoft's included speech engine SAPI5 but also supports dynamically changing the features of the voices using tags e.g. insert pauses, emphasize specific words, spell them out etc.

The program can do simple audio/voice recordings to save to WAV, and include some basic dictation / voice control tools ("ASR" for Automatic Speech Recognition). Text can be imported from a variety of formats TXT, DOC, DOCX, RTF, HTML, XML and PDF and outputs to MP3, OGG, AAC, WMA, OPUS and AMR.

Category:
Runs on:WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft speech engine SAPI5
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DSpeech.exe.

WinNT/2K users: need to install the speech engine separately. You will find links to plugins, speech engines and voice sets on the program website.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language and manual files.
Similar/alternative apps: Balabolka
What's new? See: https://www.softpedia.com/progChangelog/DSpeech-Changelog-36935.html
Latest comments
Happy.Camper2 on 2017-06-10 17:28

DSpeech is now version 1.63.3 Released 2017 Mar 27 at Authors site.
http://dimio.altervista.org/eng/index.html

Download Link=>
http://dimio.altervista.org/stats/download.php?id=5

DSpeech is now available in .paf format over at portableapps.com - version 1.63.3 Released 2017 Jun 09
https://portableapps.com/apps/accessibility/dspeech-portable

Download Link=>
http://download3.portableapps.com/portableapps/dspeechportable/DSpeechPortable_1.63.3.paf.exe

Enjoy!

webfork on 2021-11-15 00:12

I've got to say that DSpeech has come a long way over the past few years. The last time I tested it the program felt like it was just a simple throwaway text reader with Microsoft voices front-end program. What I tested today had loads of features, usability, and a great interface. This contrasts a lot of other voice-to-text tools that I've been playing with, including LibreOffice and Firefox add-ons, which are fairly basic.

Very nice to see.

GorfianRobot on 2022-11-14 21:54

I'm really impressed with this program. It handles changing voices midstream (so you can create conversations) better than Balabolka (and a lot of programs can't chance voices at all.

I am having one problem: I can't get the special tags to work. The silence tag works fine, but the others appear to have no effect at all.

Can anyone suggest what I might be doing wrong?

Thank you.

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DocFetcher v1.1.25

Andrew Lee on 30 May 2021
  • 82MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 May 2021
  • Suggested by vixay

DocFetcher indexes your computer, making the contents of a wide variety of files instantly searchable. Selecting a search result shows a preview of the file with text highlighted and without formatting. You can filter results by location, file type, minimum and/or maximum filesize and more. The program can index Microsoft Office, OpenOffice/LibreOffice, PDF, RTF, EPUB, HTML and more formats from drives, external volumes, archive files and Outlook .PST files (some .OST files also work).

The program supports complex searches via wildcards, proximity, ranges, "fuzzy" terms, and more using Lucene search. You can also do standard file name search via "filename:searchterm." The program is cross-platform and functional on OS X and Linux, as well as 64-bit Windows.

Note:

  • The program requires that you manually add folders/drives that you want to view before searching. See the "Basic Usage" section of the homepage for a few intro steps. When adding to the search scope, make sure to check "Store relative paths if possible"
  • Some issues have appeared with the program on Windows 10. Users may wish to test the PortableApps beta version if you have issues.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Java Runtime Environment 1.7 or higher, see forum for use with Java Portable.
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Eclipse Public License
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DocFetcher.exe.

If you see a memory error (very rare): either reduce the size/number of files indexed or do the following (64-bit Java only):
  1. Delete DocFetcher.exe from the main folder
  2. From the \misc folder, copy DocFetcher-8192_64-bit-Java.exe to the root folder and rename it to DocFetcher.exe
Similar/alternative apps: SearchMyFiles
What's new? See: https://sourceforge.net/p/docfetcher/wiki/ChangeLog/
Latest comments
Checker on 2015-02-18 17:23

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

webfork on 2015-06-30 01:35

Tremendous search program that has saved me again and again, finding files and content that other programs miss. Each version seems to add to the pile of file formats it can index. As a result, it's on every machine I own and some I don't.

MoisheP on 2018-06-17 01:13

DocFetcher indexes many formats, such as LibreOffice documents, that Microsoft Search (aka Cortana) does not, or does incompletely. It also uses far less CPU time, once the initial indexing is completed, than MS. DocFetcher also runs on Linux. Results can be sorted by likelihood of match, as well as filename, type, date etc. Only downside is that it requires Java.

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Jarte v6.2

billon on 5 Apr 2018
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by spacefrog99

Jarte is a word processor that uses Window's built-in word processing engine while adding many features missing in WordPad. It supports text files, RTF, DOC and DOCX file formats. Features include tabbed document interface, spell check, clipboard manager, bookmark support, visual header/footer designer, multi-level undo/redo etc.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial. Supports Unicode in documents, but cannot handle Unicode filenames.
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a plain text file in this folder and paste the following content:

    []
    Portable=1

  3. Rename this text file portable.ini
  4. Launch Jarte.exe
What's new? See:
http://www.jarte.com/whats_new.html
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-09-05 20:16

The missing Jarte Forum thread- http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2376 .

Checker on 2015-09-06 10:58

@smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

smaragdus on 2016-03-16 03:16

The instructions should be updated according to tikbalang's post.

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AltDrag v1.1

Checker on 11 Dec 2015
  • 256KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Aug 2015
  • Suggested by I am Baas

AltDrag is a lightweight program for moving and resizing windows. Simply hold down the Alt key and then click and drag any window near the sides of your screen to see available resize options. Besides just moving windows, you can resize, maximize and close them too.

See the website About page for usage tips.

Supports 64-bit systems.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GNU GPL v3
How to extract: Download the 7z package and extract (using 7-zip or a 7z-compatible archive program) to a folder of your choice. Launch AltDrag.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: DesktopOK
What's new?
  • AltDrag has moved to GitHub.
  • Fixed the shift key not being usable after dragging started (Windows 10).
  • Fixed various minor bugs.
Latest comments
Wolfghost on 2013-09-20 20:18

Nice one thanks and yes voted :)

Fixitman on 2013-09-21 13:49

Uh..why would you need this, you can click and drag to move or resize, minimize, maximize, and close windows with buttons or keyboard shortcuts, anyway?
Just asking?

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