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XnView v2.51.2 Updated

Ennovy on 23 Jan 2023
  • 21MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Jan 2023
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

XnView is a feature-rich, customizable media viewer that supports more than 400 formats. Includes batch image converter/renamer as well as basic transformations (rotate, filters, effects, colors, multi-page etc.). Various viewing settings include tabbed interface, fullscreen, slideshow, web page, contact sheet, image compare and filmstrip layout. Includes scanner support, screen capture, Photoshop's 8bf plugins, image search, histogram, metadata viewer, automatic crop (deletes background), watermark, flash export and more. It can also store thumbnails to a temp folder rather than each image folder accessed, which is handy for portable use.

Alternatively, XnView Portable is pre-configured and automatically supports PDF interpreter/rendering engine Ghostscript Portable.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a text file in the same folder called xnview.ini and paste in the following content:

    [Cache]
    SavingMode=1

    [Start]
    ParamsSavingMode=1
    SavingMode=1

  3. Launch xnview.exe

    Optionally, English speakers can delete the \Languages folder to save space.
Similar/alternative apps: IrfanView, Imagine, FastStone Image Viewer
What's new? See: https://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewforum.php?f=35
Latest comments
PapaiMark on 2020-05-18 22:38

I use it since W98. Very easy copy/paste/crop/resize/scan/print/sharpness and many other things.
Dont have a pen/filler. Not a full img editor but very easy and has many options.
Fully work is done with xnview, mspaint(for pen) and PaintDotNet for layers.(except for the layers that xnview does not have, everything is easier with xnview)

JudyGarland on 2020-10-22 05:38

XnView is not Windows XP compatible anymore. In order to make it work with XP, replace libwebp.dll (plugin folder) with with webp.dll (xnview.com/download/plugins/webp.zip).
cheers

PAFuser on 2022-08-17 12:21

XNView MP 1.01 32 + 64 bit available on Portable Apps (NEW on 8/16/22 - https://portableapps.com/apps/graphics_pictures/xnview-mp-portable).

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SepPDF v3.63 Updated

Andrew Lee on 20 Jan 2023
  • 365KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jan 2023
  • Suggested by I am Baas

SepPDF is a tiny PDF file splitter with drag-and-drop support.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SepPDF.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PDFTK Builder, UnityPDF
What's new?
  • Fixed some bugs.
Latest comments
xor on 2016-09-29 08:10

yep @Midas, I didn't know it was around, I upvoted it too

MIKLO on 2016-12-22 15:57

Well this has been here a very long time, this program has worked fine for my uses.I was looking for an older version from the website I found in Japanese, the problem was many of the Japanese words are spelled wrong which changes the meaning. :D
MIKLO

__philippe on 2017-09-23 10:43

Useful small footprint PDF splitting tool.

Only would wish for slightly more specific changelogs, beside the usual, non-descript
"fixed some bugs"...;-)

see also:
https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=87982#p87982

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SearchMyFiles v3.23 Updated

freakazoid on 11 Jan 2023

SearchMyFiles is a powerful alternative to the standard Windows search. It allows you to easily find files by wildcard, last modified/created/last accessed time, file attributes, content (text or binary search) and file size. File types available for search includes Microsoft Office and PDF files. The program also be detect duplicate files via the "Search Mode" drop-down box.

Note that the program is non-indexing, meaning it searches the drive directly, which is often slower but more accurate.

Category:
Runs on: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 SearchMyFiles.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: SwiftSearch
What's new?
  • Fixed the problem with the 'Choose Columns' window in high DPI mode.
  • Fixed to display folders with empty values in the Size column (Instead of '0').
Latest comments
Checker on 2014-08-14 18:34

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

MIKLO on 2018-04-06 14:57

I have tried and used several search apps before and was not very impressed but as soon as I saw that this product was from NirSoft I knew I had to try it. NirSoft makes so many great apps that I use a lot, its difficult to say something new about them due to the fact that just about everything they make works great and is pretty awesome overall. One thing is 4sure the native Micro$oft search engine is close to worthless, so just about anything will be an improvement.
MIKLO

freakazoid on 2022-01-11 16:08

The latest version is such a welcome addition as it allows you to set the font and size used in the search results.

My eyes are not what they once was, so increasing the font size makes things much more legible for me especially when sitting far back in my chair!

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FileOptimizer v16.20 Updated

Special on 11 Jan 2023
  • 194MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Jan 2023
  • 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 package and extract to 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?
    - Properly fixed PNGQUANT executable being corrupted (trlkly #124).
    - Switched back from Windows10 theme in light mode to regular Windows theme because the "enhanced" one is not adapting its colors (trlkly).
    - Added multicore support to jpegoptim.
    - Updated jpegoptim to 1.5.1 x64.
    - Updated libwebp to 1.3.0 RC1 x64.
    - Updated AdvanceCOMP to 2.4 (WinnieW).
    - Updated pingo to 1.00 a66 x64 version.
    - Updated ECT x64 binaries to 0.9.3 Fix.
    - Better performance updating to ASMLib 2.52 with AVX512 support.
    - Updated to C++ Builder 11.3 Malawi Beta.
    - Some minor optimizations and code cleanup.
Latest comments
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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CherryTree v0.99.53 Updated

Andrew Lee on 30 Dec 2022
  • 102MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Dec 2022
  • Suggested by I am Baas

CherryTree is an hierarchical note-taking application. It features rich-text formatting, syntax highlighting, spell-checking, image insertion and password protection. Data is stored in a single XML or SQLite file. Import from plaintext, HTML or your favorite note-taker, including Zim, Treepad, Keynote, Mempad and RedNotebook. Export to PDF, HTML or plaintext files.

Cross platform with versions available for Linux. CherryTree Portable is a portable wrapper for CherryTree.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes. However, enabling spell-checking creates the folder "enchant" in AppData\Local
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the "portable" 7z package and extract (using a program like PeaExtractor) to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file in the bin directory and name it config.cfg
  3. From same bin directory, launch cherrytree.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Flashnote
What's new? See: https://github.com/giuspen/cherrytree/blob/master/changelog.txt
Latest comments
shnbwmn on 2016-08-07 13:28

CherryTree produces great formatted HTML export. It's fully customisable after-the-fact, with the included styles.css. Embedded files, images and the HTML files are stored separately from each other.

hamasaki on 2021-01-13 11:33

Nice note taking app, but crashes a lot and doesn't import markdown files correctly.

Philiweb on 2022-06-04 03:47

A very good software that I use on a daily basis. But I stayed on the latest "pygtk2" version (0.39) because I find it much more responsive on large files. :-|

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WinScan2PDF v8.41 Updated

Andrew Lee on 29 Dec 2022
  • 206KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Dec 2022
  • Suggested by Emka

WinScan2PDF is a very small program for scanning documents and saving them on your computer as a PDF by using any installed scanner.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WinScan2PDF_p.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Not Another PDF Scanner 2
What's new? See: https://softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/WinScan2PDF/History.
Latest comments
opsimathic on 2017-08-12 08:51

@Emka - The first item under OPTIONS look like you can set the utility to delete the jpgs when you exit the program. I have never been very sure the program actually does what it says, so I simply use the second item in OPTIONS to check and delete as necessary. Periodically I use the jpg instead the pdf so I actually find this useful. Bottom line is that I wish the author would clean all this up a bit more, but I find the utility so useful (use it every day almost) that I am prepared to work around the idiosyncrasies.

MIKLO on 2017-08-26 14:06

@__philippe thanks for the help I appreciate very much.
MIKLO

Emka on 2019-07-30 01:11

@MIKLO & _philippe: It now seems possible to select a folder for temporary files, so you can change the default location in AppData to the app's folder for example.

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FenrirFS v2.6.6 New

joby_toss on 27 Dec 2022
  • 314MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jan 2022
  • Suggested by webfork

FenrirFS is an application that helps you manage your files with labels. It lets you organize your files by classifying them with colors and stars, and by adding them to your favorites. You can organize multiple files by just dragging them to the labels, or by just typing the label's name. It also lets you preview audio, text and pdf files, check images, and play videos.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: GDIPLUS.DLL, MSVCRT.DLL
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FenrirFS.exe.

Disk Digger v1.67.37.3271 Updated

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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Foxit Reader Portable v12.1 Updated

Stephen Leibowitz on 21 Dec 2022
  • 580MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Dec 2022
  • Suggested by ekin_116

Foxit Reader is a fast PDF viewer that includes annotation capabilities, Javascript support, interactive form filler and built-in text converter. The interface includes text reading, two page view, rotation, autoscroll, text view, skins, measuring, text and background color replacement and supports drag-and-drop. Annotation tools include text "sticky notes" and standard text boxes, as well as form data import and export. Can insert images, bookmarks and files (including audio and video).

Includes PDF Standard 1.7 compatibility, support for the Adobe Portfolio format, Sharepoint integration, as well as command-line features and various signing tools (for both physical signatures and digital via DocuSign). Cross platform (Mac, iOS, and Android).

Version note: Foxit Reader Portable is the PortableApps.com version of the program. The standard installer version of this program from the Foxit website is bundleware, adding a hard-to-remove browser toolbar. A pro version is available with additional features.

Functional in 64-bit.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Adware (rotates pro features in top right corner)
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FoxitReaderPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PDF-XChange Editor, PDF-XChange Viewer
What's new? See: https://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf-reader/version-history.html
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2017-12-24 16:02

@CornHolio the Gringo agreed PDF-XChange is what I use for anything PDF and have been using for many years. Although I don't mean to take anything away from Foxit cause its good software in its own right. Even thought its been a few years since anyone has posted this is still an important download for anyone looking for a good PDF Reader that's Portable :)
MIKLO

juverax on 2018-10-06 08:28

Foxit PDF Reader Fixes High-Severity Remote Code Execution Flaws:
https://threatpost.com/foxit-pdf-reader-fixes-high-severity-remote-code-execution-flaws/137889/

PapaiMark on 2022-06-30 18:14

I have tried tenths of versions of it since 2007 and it never worked fine. Always full of bugs and mainly crashes. Few years ago I found Sumatra, which became my "notepad" or "mspaint" for PDF files. For edition, any other is fine.
It is marked as "potentially unwanted programs" (search)

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PDF-XChange Editor v9.5.366.0 Updated

Special on 12 Dec 2022
  • 150MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Dec 2022
  • Suggested by Midas

PDF-XChange Editor is a fast, feature-rich PDF viewer and editor with a tabbed interface. The program includes edition of text-based PDFs, OCR of images to fully text-searchable, full document spellchecking, rotate/crop, comments/annotations, QR codes and more. You can apply custom stamps from any image/PDF file/Windows clipboard, mark-up pages with text and objects and add/edit hyperlinks.

The program supports import and export to text or image (BMP/JPEG/TIFF/PNG etc.).

Note: The free PDF-XChange Editor lacks some features present in the registered version (payware). Some "Pro" features can be used, but will add a watermark upon saving.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
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 PDFXEdit.exe.

Optionally:
  • Disable most available "Pro" features via the File menu, select Preferences and choose Registration. Check the box "Hide all licensed features from toolbars and menus".
  • Additional language packs are available from the OCR language page. Extract these files to a temporary folder, launch the setup process and, when prompted, select the application folder (the same folder location as the PDFXEdit.exe).
Similar/alternative apps: Foxit Reader, PDF XChange Viewer
What's new? See: https://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-editor/history
Latest comments
Cornflower on 2022-04-15 08:44

I'm happy to notice the freeware version of PDF-XChange Editor still exists, according to https://www.tracker-software.com/product/downloads

"More than 70% of the features in PDF-XChange Editor do not require a license to use."

tomcat on 2022-04-16 04:49

The download button doesn’t seem to work atm. It takes me back to this page.
But you can get the tool from the website. Click on the DOWNLOAD arrow and select the portable version.

As a simple test, I tried what I consider the most useful function of filling in a form. But on trying to add text, I got the warning that it’s a paid feature and subsequently the watermark on the saved document. Consequently, I consider the free version next to useless.

There are free online PDF editors that will do such tasks without watermarks.

Cornflower on 2022-04-17 16:26

To fill out forms, simply use the typewriter tool in the freeware portable version.

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