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EssentialPIM Free v11.2.4 Updated

Ennovy on 2 Feb 2023
  • 25MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Feb 2023
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

EssentialPIM includes a calendar/scheduler, todo list, contact manager, basic e-mail client, and tree-like multi-level notes tool that supports rich text, formatting and images.

While many advanced functions such as synchronization and encryption are exclusive in the Pro version, the program is capable of manually importing from variety of formats including Outlook, TreePad, Google calendar etc. Additionally, it can export to many formats including HTML, vCard, iCal, RTF, CSV, iPod, text etc.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Liteware
How to extract: Download the installer, run and choose "Portable version". Launch EssentialPIM.exe.
What's new? See: https://www.essentialpim.com/blog-and-news/version-history
Latest comments
gjsmith1949 on 2020-10-24 15:09

I have used this PIM for many years however since Yahoo inflicted their new security measures I have been unable to download messages from my Yahoo account, I have followed all the instructions provided by Yahoo to add Essential PIM to the list of message services but to no avail.

Even Anton at Astonsoft could not help as his recommendations were exactly the same as those from Yahoo.

DzejPy on 2020-10-26 09:34

EssentialPIM free since version 9 can not add e-mail account Google (Gmail) or Microsoft (Outlook) - fails 2-step verification (OAuth).
Version 8 can do it...
Tested repeated on different computers and operating systems.

FireRabbit on 2021-12-14 00:27

PSA: I've tested both Outlook and Yahoo in version 10 and they both work fine for me.

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sPortable v8.93.0.404 Updated Adware

freakazoid on 29 Jan 2023
  • 275MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Jan 2023
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Skype allows users to make voice and video calls over the Internet. Although calls to other Skype users are free, other types of connections (landlines, SMS text) are not. Additional features include instant messaging, file transfer and conferencing.

sPortable is a version from PortableApps.com.

Note: The program became adware after its inclusion in the database (after its purchase by Microsoft)

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. (details)
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Adware
How to extract: Download sPortable_x.xx.x.xxx_online.paf.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.

Note: online installer requires internet connection
Similar/alternative apps: Discord Portable, TeamTalk, Brosix
What's new? See:https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA34509/what-s-new-in-skype-for-windows-desktop
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2016-02-04 17:08

Gets worse with every update. Locks up and freezes half the time when trying to use emoticons.

josannesalvaleon on 2016-02-15 01:23

Great app! I use this regularly for my language classes.

webfork on 2017-03-21 01:30

I'm having a lot of problems with this program on Win7x64. It won't minimize, it won't close unless you do an "End Task" in Task Manager, and it doesn't remember me between sessions. Anyone else having issues?

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CCleaner Free v6.08.10255 Updated Adware

Ennovy on 18 Jan 2023
  • 93MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jan 2023
  • Suggested by Ennovy

NOTE: Recent press about CCleaner indicates it may represent a privacy concern.

CCleaner is a feature-rich system optimization and privacy tool. The program cleans unused, temporary and log files from your system, as well as traces of online activities such as Internet history and flash cookies. The program contains startup controls for Windows, major internet browsers and context menu entries. Includes a separate registry cleaner, duplicate search, system restore tool and can wipe both deleted files and drive free space for security.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder). Monitoring functions are only available in the pro version.

Additional cleaner rules can be using an unofficial set of community-developed set. It should be noted that many of these rules are alpha and the developers will not provide support for these rules, a thread in the users forum is dedicated to supporting the add-on rules.

Alternatively, ccPortable is also available.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete License.txt and unnecessary language files
  3. Launch CCleaner.exe or CCleaner64.exe (for 64-bit OS)

If the "Portable" ZIP package is not yet available:
  1. Download the installer and extract CCleaner.exe or CCleaner64.exe and necessary language files using 7-Zip to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a file named ccleaner.ini in the same folder
  3. Launch CCleaner.exe or CCleaner64.exe (for 64-bit OS)

Don't forget to disable usage data sharing in 'Options' - 'Privacy'.
Similar/alternative apps: BleachBit, PrivaZer
What's new? See: https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/version-history
Latest comments
Emka on 2020-10-19 05:50

No longer stealth, isn't it? Writes to my registry on Win10x64.

ripu on 2021-09-27 03:55

Not stealth, creates
HKLM\software\Piriform\CCleaner
HKCU\current\software\AvastAdSDK
HKCU\current\software\Piriform\CCleaner

Should block these on hosts:
0.0.0.0 ncc.avast.com
#0.0.0.0 www.ccleaner.com
0.0.0.0 ipm-provider.ff.avast.com
0.0.0.0 shepherd.ff.avast.com
0.0.0.0 ip-info.ff.avast.com
0.0.0.0 license.piriform.com
0.0.0.0 ipmcdn.avast.com
0.0.0.0 analytics.ff.avast.com
0.0.0.0 healthcheck.ccleaner.com
0.0.0.0 download.ccleaner.com
0.0.0.0 verify.ccleaner.com
0.0.0.0 softwareupdatechecker.live-everest-media.net

Ennovy on 2022-08-27 15:06

I confirm writing to the registry (Windows 11):
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Piriform
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Piriform

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FocusWriter v1.8.4 Updated

Andrew Lee on 16 Jan 2023
  • 138MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Jan 2023
  • Suggested by Pyromaniac

FocusWriter is a full-screen word processor that aims for a distraction-free, immersive way to write and edit. The minimalist interface puts options and tools on the edge of the screen and auto-saves progress. Upon relaunch, the program reloads your last file to make make it easy to jump back into your work.

Alternatively, FocusWriter Portable is stealth and automatically adjusts paths.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Leaves multiple Qt-related registry keys.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download "Windows (Portable)" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FocusWriter.exe.
What's new?
  • FIXED: Did not ignore user input when force processing events
  • FIXED: Did not compile on macOS
  • FIXED: Did not compile on OS/2
  • Disabled typewriter sounds on OS/2
  • Replaced deprecated code
Latest comments
JohnTHaller on 2013-06-30 17:03

AndTheWolf - It's fixed. Some editors keep pointing to static URLs instead of the download page for some reason. So, when it's updated, the download winds up wrong.

__philippe on 2018-03-31 15:31

Belatedly noticed FocusWriter's hefty 138MB footprint,
a tad rich for an alleged "minimalistic" word processor...;-)

webfork on 2018-04-11 22:29

philippe: true. I'll add a note that the minimalism refers to the interface.

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3D Youtube Downloader v1.19.17 Updated

Ennovy on 30 Dec 2022
  • 40MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Nov 2022
  • Suggested by Napiophelios

3D Youtube Downloader searches and downloads a variety of media from YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, LiveLeak and many other sites for playing outside the browser or offline viewing. The program even downloads subtitles and 3D video from YouTube and Dailymotion. High speed download is available with multipart downloads and HTTP compression, as well as proxy support to help circumvent network restrictions.

The search tool includes a variety of criteria including size, detail, ratings and many more. The interface provides options for different types of users including advanced for detailed view of available formats and quality levels, as well as a conversion mode for moving files to a different format altogether. The program supports a variety of media file quality and formats including WebM, MP4, FLV (video) and M4A, OGG, MP3 (audio), as well as conversion to AAC, WMA, SPX and many more.

The program can view YouTube RSS aggregators so you can see and download the latest in a series. A separate, non-free version is available for batch operations, but it is possible to run multiple instances of program for concurrent downloads.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. Select Portable Installation and choose the destination folder
  3. Launch 3dyd.exe
Similar/alternative apps: YouTube Downloader HD, YouTubePal
What's new? See: https://yd.3dyd.com/changelog/details/
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2017-08-21 13:05

If it ain't free it ain't 4me..... jus sayin :)

MIKLO

rowleys on 2019-06-12 12:05

Is anybody else getting what looks like Arabic language when launching the installer? I don't want to click on any buttons because I have no idea what they mean.

webfork on 2022-01-28 13:42

Several other audio extraction tools I used to rely upon failed on me, but this one worked great. I got exactly the format I was hoping for (Opus) and it downloaded very fast. Wonderfully simple and easy.

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TreeSize Free v4.6.3 Updated

Ennovy on 23 Dec 2022
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Dec 2022
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

TreeSize Free shows you instantly which files or folders are taking up the most space on your harddisk without using heavy system resources or reading the drive extensively.

Alternatively, TreeSize Free Portable is pre-configured to be portable, automatically adjusts paths and is stealth.

Category:
Runs on:Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Creates an empty JAM Software\TreeSize Free folder in %AppData%. If the context menu integration is enabled/disabled, settings will be written to that folder.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Liteware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TreeSizeFree.exe.

Optionally, to disable automatic update check on start-up:

  • Select "Help" and run "Check for Update...", wait for the popup message Uncheck the "Check for updates regularly" box
OR:

  1. Close the program
  2. Open GlobalOptions.xml in Notepad and look for the element CheckForUpdatesAutomatically
  3. Change True to False and save
  4. Launch TreeSizeFree.exe
Similar/alternative apps: GetFolderSize
What's new? See: https://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free/changes.shtml
Latest comments
gbrao on 2021-07-02 08:05

v4.5 (02 July 2021):
- The previous touch interface in Metro look has been removed. Instead, TreeSize Free uses the classic UI now and resizes the icons and fonts.
- The support for Windows Vista and Windows 7, as well as Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 has been discontinued with this release.
...

Ennovy on 2022-08-22 11:29

Versie 4.6 is now provided as a 64-bit application. If you still have a 32-bit Windows operating system, continue to use V4.5.

gbrao on 2022-08-23 07:36

TreeSizeFree.exe
v4.5.3 = 7.5MB
v4.6.0 = 41MB !

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FreeCommander XE 2023 Build 880 Updated

Ennovy on 17 Dec 2022

FreeCommander XE is a powerful, dual-pane file manager with hundreds of features including folder size calculation, folder comparison/synchronization, file/duplicate 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:
Runs on: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: https://freecommander.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=775&start=315#p39968
Latest comments
peter48 on 2019-07-12 04:25

I like this software but it has some bugs.

qj3328 on 2019-10-31 00:35

I have been using FreeCommander for many years and it is, simply, outstanding. To not have a real file manager is a misfortune; to be without FreeCommander is to be handicapped. Over time I have introduced many new users to FreeCommander and the results are always the same after several weeks of use - fascination that they ever managed to function with that Windows File Explorer thing. I had moved to FreeCommander when the old Xtree/XtreeGold file manager was no longer functional in Windows, and other file managers were not handling the complex file management work regularly encountered. At first, the two default panes in FreeCommander seemed odd. Though one pane can be disabled or hidden, dual panes grow quickly on the user until one realizes - wait, how can anyone function with a file manager that has just one pane?

PAFuser on 2022-01-11 13:04

FreeCommanderPortable_2022_Build_860.paf.exe available on author's website.

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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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Revo Uninstaller Free v2.4.2 Updated

gbrao on 7 Dec 2022
  • 33MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Dec 2022
  • Suggested by Island Boy

Revo Uninstaller Free helps you remove any unwanted application installed on your computer. Additional clean-up tools include an auto-start manager, Windows tools manager, junk files cleaner, browsers history cleaner, office history cleaner, Windows history cleaner, unrecoverable delete tool and evidence remover.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Liteware
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch RevoUPort.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: Zsoft Uninstaller
What's new? See: https://www.revouninstaller.com/version-history/
Latest comments
Midas on 2016-08-06 12:08

@ahaider7: moreover, why not? Didn't you get what you needed?

PAFuser on 2016-12-14 22:23

Also available on Portable Apps com (http://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/revo_uninstaller_portable), both 32 and 64 in one package

MIKLO on 2018-03-26 14:31

I've been using Revo for a very long time and it does everything I want and need it to do. I have not seen any other Un-installer anywhere near as good as Revo. Thanks to the makers for some great software, I appreciate your hard work, and it’s portable :)

MIKLO

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ClamWin Portable v0.103.2.1 Rev 0.103.7 Updated

lwc on 6 Dec 2022

ClamAV is a virus and spyware scanner whose database is constantly maintained by a group of volunteers and updates are always available for free. Note that the program does not contain an on-access real-time scanner; you must manually scan a file in order to detect malware.

ClamWin Portable is a portable wrapper for ClamWin and can be modified to automatically update virus database periodically or during startup.

Alternatives:

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ClamWinPortable.exe.
What's new? See: http://www.clamwin.com/content/blogcategory/20/100/
Latest comments
JohnyZlo on 2015-03-01 11:04

ClamWin v0.98.6 released: http://www.clamwin.com/content/view/245/1/

This release updates ClamAV scanning engine to the latest version and brings following improvements:
* Bug fixes in detection of files produced by upx, upack and mew packagers
* Other bug fixes and feature improvements

Download the latest version here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/clamwin/files/clamwin/0.98.6/

Midas on 2015-05-16 21:13

Please note that, for updating purposes, you needn't download the full 100MB+ ClamWin package.

Just go to http://sourceforge.net/projects/clamwin/files/clamwin/, find the latest version folder and download the clamwin-0.9x.x-setup-nodb.exe, which is only about 8MB -- after (Uni)extracting, you'll find all the files you need for updating in the '{app}\bin' folder...

Midas on 2021-05-05 07:53

Long overdue update, IYAM -- it took tree years for ClamWin to be updated from v0.99.4.

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