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RJ TextEd v16.12 Updated

Ennovy on 15 Feb 2024
  • 296MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Feb 2024
  • Suggested by rbon

RJ TextEd is a full featured text, source code and web development editor. The program includes spell checking, auto completion, HTML validation, templates, as well as a dual pane file commander with (S)FTP client. Includes support for regular expressions, PHP, ASP, JavaScript and CSS/HTML editing with integrated preview.

A earlier version (14.81) is also available for WinXP, Vista, and Wine users.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable Version" self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TextEd.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PSPad, SynWrite, Notepad++
What's new? Full changelog at: https://rj-texted.se/#download.
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Alextp on 2018-01-07 00:29

If you want small startup time, good one is CudaText, starts fast, less exe size.

hamasaki on 2019-06-21 15:17

RJ Text Editor isn`t portable:
AppData\Roaming\RJ TextEd\Scripts\*

Pendrive on 2022-02-12 05:12

This program seems to have a huge file-size for what it is. Is it an electron-based program and, if so, should that not be noted here?

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MiTeC EXE Explorer v3.7.0 Updated

Ennovy on 14 Feb 2024
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Feb 2024
  • Suggested by juvera

MiTeC EXE Explorer reads and displays executable file properties and structure. It is compatible with PE32 (Portable Executable), PE32+ (64bit), NE (Windows 3.x New Executable) and VxD (Windows 9x Virtual Device Driver) file types, as well as .NET executables.

The program identify compiler and packer/protector, enumerates introduced classes, used units and forms for files compiled by Borland compilers. It contains powerfull Resource Viewer that is able to abalyze and display all basic resouce types and some extra ones as JPEG, PNG, GIF, AVI, REGISTRY and Type Library viewer that enumerates all objects and creates import interface unit in Object Pascal language. Every type of resource can be saved to file.

Program data can be output to a text report.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: If "File | Persistent Layout" option is enabled, an INI file will be written to '%APPDATA%\MITEC\EXE Explorer'. Also writes to the Registry when "File | Shell Integration" is enabled (saved to 'HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\*\shell\EXE Explorer').
Stealth: ? Yes. But only without persistent layout or shell integration; otherwise see "Writes settings to" above.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch EXE.exe or EXE64.exe (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: PPEE, PEAnatomist, pestudio
What's new? See: https://mitec.cz/exe.html#VersionHistory
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CornHolio the Gringo on 2018-02-06 16:27

All MiTeC software that I use, writes to registry.
MiTeC HexEdit 6.1.0
MiTeC Icon Explorer 4.2.0
MiTeC Mail Viewer 2.3.0
MiTeC Network Scanner 4.0

Therefore Ive used JauntePE060Nightly to make it true stealth.

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Scribus Portable v1.6.1 Updated

Andrew Lee on 17 Jan 2024
  • 137MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Jan 2024
  • Suggested by JohnW

Scribus is a desktop-publishing tool similar to Adobe InDesign and Microsoft Publisher. It supports professional publishing features, such as CMYK color, separations, ICC color management and versatile PDF creation. Includes support for a wide variety of file types via import filters, rendering of markup languages and XML file format. Other features include PDF Import, EPS import/export, Unicode text including right to left scripts such as Arabic and Hebrew. Scribus is cross-platform and open source.

Scribus Portable is PortableApps.com version of the program. Alternatively, X-Scribus is also available.

Win2K user: Version 1.3 series option (unsupported): Portable Scribus - (choose English or multilingual, extract to any folder of your choice and Launch PortableScribus.exe)

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch ScribusPortable.exe

Optional: to enable a variety of PDF functions, install Ghostscript Portable to the folder adjacent to ScribusPortable (e.g. If you have installed Portable Scribus to X:\PortableApps\ScribusPortable, install Ghostscript to X:\PortableApps\CommonFiles\Ghostscript)
Similar/alternative apps: Inkscape
What's new? See: https://www.scribus.net/category/news/
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zorro on 2019-01-28 03:40

...sorry, my previous comment only applies to the stable version 1.4.7 - changing "HKCU\Software\QtProject.." to "HKCU\Software\Trolltech.." in "ScribusPortable.ini" does it.
The test version (1.5.4) is stealth out of the box.

juverax on 2023-05-23 09:50

Scribus 1.5.8 released See https://www.scribus.net/scribus-1-5-8-released/
" The Scribus Team is pleased to announce the release of version 1.5.8. Like previous releases, work on version 1.5.8 focused mostly on bugfixes and code optimizations, the latter of which are expected to lead to reliability and speed improvements. We have also begun to prepare Scribus for using Qt6, which will make our work easier for future releases. "

I am not sure this release i portable,since itis not a "paf" file.

juverax on 2023-05-23 09:57

Download page (Sourceforge):
https://sourceforge.net/projects/scribus/files/scribus-devel/1.5.8/

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FileOptimizer v16.50 Updated

Special on 9 Jan 2024
  • 194MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Jan 2024
  • Suggested by I am Baas

FileOptimizer is a broad format file compression tool used to reduce file size without changing the quality, known as "lossless." This is done via wide variety of optimization and recompression tools and techniques. Original files are sent to the recycle bin for restoration in the event the uncompressed version is preferred. A list of the 400+ supported formats include audio/video (MP3, OGG, M4A), image (GIF, JPEG, PNG), office formats (DOCX, XLSX, ODT, PDF) and system files (DLL, EXE).

Supports drag-and-drop of files into the window or onto the program icon. Note that by default the program removes metadata for many file types. This information reduces overall file size and protects privacy but is important to some users (e.g. photographers) and file search tools.

A 64-bit version is available within the folder, the author reports the program is functional in WINE, and can be used on the command line. Many images here on TPFC including our logo have been compressed using FileOptimizer.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU AGPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting 7z.exe package and launch. When prompted, select a folder of your choice. Launch FileOptimizer32.exe or FileOptimizer64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

At startup, the program will optionally show ads to support program development. These can be disabled at any time.

Optionally, to save space:
  • 32-bit systems: delete FileOptimizer64.exe and the \Plugins64 folder
  • 64-bit systems: delete FileOptimizer32.exe and the \Plugins32 folder
  • Delete unnecessary language files
Similar/alternative apps: ArcThemALL!, PngOptimizer, RIOT
What's new?
    - Updated cpdf to 2.6.1.
    - Updated pingo to 1.17 x64 version.
    - Updated UPX to 4.2.1.
    - Updated WebView2Loader to 1.0.1661.34.
    - Some minor optimizations and code cleanup.
    - Updated to C++ Builder 12.
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mcodex on 2018-12-24 11:44

That's not portable. I can only get a setup file installing in C: drive.

kilouiski on 2019-09-20 12:09

I just tried to reduce the size of a video and it has left me exactly the same and with either option: fast and the best.
Any explanation?.
Best regards.

webfork on 2019-10-06 22:40

@kilouiski: FileOptimizer exists because so few programs take the time and energy to fully compress your files with available tools. It sounds like the program used to generate your video was an exception.

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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
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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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IrfanView v4.66 Updated

lwc on 24 Dec 2023
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Dec 2023
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

IrfanView is a viewer for a wide variety of image, audio and video formats. The program includes batch processing, creation of panoramic images, edition of multi-page TIFF files, lossless JPEG rotate/crop and effects such as sharpen and blur. Other tools such as screen capture, scanner, slideshow, plugin support and ability to capture icons from EXE or DLL.

Alternatively, IrfanView Portable is also available and updates drive letters and handles registry keys.

Category:
Runs on:WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use (the installer is adware)
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Optionally, delete iv_uninstall.exe
  3. Launch i_view32.exe or i_view64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
Note: Optionally, for more advanced support download the plugins ZIP package and extract the contents to the Plugins sub-folder. Plugins add more than 20 megs to the size and support for more graphics, audio, video and more. Plugins for OCR and PDF tools are available as a separate download -- see the thread in forums on how to enable them with portable installations.
Similar/alternative apps: XnView, Imagine, FastStone Image Viewer
What's new? See: https://www.irfanview.com/main_history.htm
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Cornflower on 2022-12-10 07:45

Just to note that the direct download links point to version 4.60. The home website (www.irfanview.com) has the link to version 4.62 Irfanview and the plugins. Note that there is no 32-bit Irfanview in zip format, but I verified that uniextract works.

Note: New features in this version, especially if you use the Irfanview PlugIn

Andrew Lee on 2022-12-11 05:23

@Cornflower: Seems like the 32-bit ZIP is also available now. I have updated both download links.

Cornflower on 2023-12-10 08:43

Also note that virtually every new release updates some plugins, and version 4.65 is no exception. Most users may want to go to https://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm and download the 32- or 64-bit package, and dump them into the Irfanview Plugins subdirectory.

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Flash Movie Player v2.1

Andrew Lee on 20 Nov 2023
  • 463KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Nov 2023
  • Suggested by simon

Flash Movie Player is a stand-alone player for Flash .SWF files. It requires the Macromedia Flash Player plugin to be installed on the target machine. It adds advanced features such as animation rewinding, advanced full screen mode, playlists, browser cache integration and EXE projectors support.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice.
  2. Rename $OUTDIR to language.
  3. Remove $PLUGINSDIR and [NSIS].nsi.
  4. Launch fmp.exe.
What's new? See:
https://www.eolsoft.com/freeware/flash_movie_player/whatsnew.htm
Latest comments
joby_toss on 2014-11-25 07:39

On most cnet download pages, if you scroll to the bottom of the page, there will be a direct download link for the software, avoiding the bundled cnet installer: http://i.imgur.com/xlp0V6M.png That being said, I still prefer other download sources instead of cnet.

juvera on 2014-11-25 13:14

@joby_toss: Thank you!

juverax on 2021-11-08 02:22

https://www.eolsoft.com/freeware/flash_movie_player/
Current version is 2.0 (latest update: 10 June 2021).

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RisohEditor v5.7.9

rbon on 14 Nov 2023
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Nov 2023
  • Suggested by rbon

RisohEditor is a resource editor for Win32 development. It supports adding, editing, extracting, cloning and removing resource data in EXE/DLL/RC/RES files. This includes resources such as dialogs, menus, icons, cursors, string tables, message tables etc.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch RisohEditorPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: ResourceHacker, ResEdit
What's new? See: https://github.com/katahiromz/RisohEditor/releases
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juverax on 2022-03-31 15:34

Softpedia download link (portable version): 404 Not found
But it is available at : https://github.com/katahiromz/RisohEditor/releases/download/5.7.1/RisohEditor-5.7.1-portable.zip

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pestudio standard v9.55

__philippe on 8 Nov 2023
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Sep 2023
  • Suggested by joby_toss

pestudio shows details about applications and other system files (.exe, .dll, .cpl, .ocx, .ax, .sys etc.) without starting them including:

  • Libraries that are used by an application
  • Functions that are imported by an application
  • Functions (also anonymous) that are exported by an application
  • All functions that are forwarded to other libraries
  • Obsolete Functions that are exported and imported by an application
  • If Data Execution Prevention (DEP) Windows security mechanism is used
  • If Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) Windows security mechanism is used
  • If Windows security mechanism Structured Exception Handling (SEH) is used
  • Whether some sections are compressed

pestudio standard lacks some features of pro version.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use/Liteware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete AddToShell.reg and RemoveFromShell.reg. Launch pestudio.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PPEE, PE Anatomist
What's new? See: https://www.winitor.com/tools/pestudio/changes.log
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__philippe on 2017-11-26 21:39

All righty,... next time round,

the undersigned hereby pledge to abide by the recommendations, protocols,
procedures and regulations set forth by my Right Honourable Friend Midas,
the Member for TPFC's constituency,... cross my heart and hope to die... ;-)

__philippe

Special on 2019-09-14 18:16

Looks like with 8.98 they've removed even more features from the previous 9.87 free version (detect well-known whitelisted libraries/blacklisted resources), funny they don't mention that in the changelog.

MoisheP on 2021-08-15 03:13

v. 9.15 elicits numerous warnings.

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USBDeview v3.07

Andrew Lee on 23 Sep 2023

USBDeview lists all USB devices plugged into your computer, both current and past. Information on devices includes name/description, type, serial number (for mass storage), the date/time that device was added, Vendor ID, Product ID etc. The program also allows you to disconnect currently connected USB devices as well as uninstall previously used USB devices.

The program will also allows you to execute a command from EXE/CMD/BAT file in every time that insert a USB device to your system, and USBDeview includes a read/write speed test for your USB flash drives.

Functional on remote computers, as long as you have an admin login to the destination machine.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract a folder of your choice. Launch USBDeview.exe.

Optionally, to show the vendor name and product name of your USB devices, download usb.ids to the same folder.
Similar/alternative apps: USB Oblivion
What's new?
  • Fixed issue: When copying data to the clipboard or exporting to tab-delimited file, every line contained an empty field in the end of the line.
  • Added 'Sort By' toolbar button.
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Midas on 2015-12-11 21:32

@MIKLO: USB Oblivion (http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=2287) does precisely what you mentioned...

MIKLO on 2017-05-25 14:30

@Midas thank you & I have used Oblivion before it is a very good App and works great, I do like better than USBDeview although it also is a very good App. Again that's @Midas for your help and info here and on many other Apps or Software on this site :)
MIKLO

Midas on 2017-05-26 10:25

Glad to be of help. :)

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