Search results (15)

Forum topics matching your query

CLI Discussions


Freeware That Are Not Portable

News & Announcements

Portable Freeware Development

Portable Freeware Discussion

Portable Freeware Submission

Portable Freeware Update

Portable Payware Discussion

Problems & Troubleshooting

Resources & Links


Google Chrome Portable v106.0.5249.91 Updated

Ennovy on 4 Oct 2022
  • 150MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Oct 2022
  • Suggested by JohnTHaller

Google Chrome is a web browser designed for simplicity and speed. Its minimalistic appearance and capabilities can be extended with themes and extensions. The program integrates with Google's tools and services and that can sync across other signed-in devices.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac, Linux, Android and iOS.

Google Chrome Portable is PortableApps version of the program. It and includes automatic support for jPortable to enable web-based Java apps. For users interested in the cutting edge, the Beta, Development and 64-bit channels are also available.

Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Uses Windows' certificate manager, some Settings/Extensions Locked Per PC (see "App Notes" on website).
Unicode support: Partial
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the portable installer and install to a folder of your choice. Launch GoogleChromePortable.exe.

  • Some settings are tied to individual computers and are not portable, including certificates and passwords. See this thread for more information.
  • Optionally, to run in a more stealthy mode (that is not anonymous), start with --incognito to dismiss local history and cookies after program close.
Similar/alternative apps: X-Chromium, Slimjet
What's new? See: updates
Latest comments
JohnTHaller on 2016-04-08 13:25

There was a Crashpad issue causing the APPDATA directory to be left behind that was fixed in today's releases. I can't reproduce the others on any OS. Please post a complete bug report in the support forum here: We have hundreds of apps and bug reports as comments on another site often won't be seen and won't wind up being addressed, at least not in a timely manner.

Ennovy on 2016-04-08 13:42

@JohnTHaller: Thank you for the new release. Regarding the registry entries that are left behind I will post in the forum.

bitcoin on 2019-03-28 17:43

google sucks

See all

Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition v105.0.1 Updated

SYSTEM on 23 Sep 2022
  • 412MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Sep 2022
  • Suggested by Eu Gene Lim

Firefox Browser is a fast, powerful and secure web browser that supports open standards and many of the latest web technologies. The program includes smart search, bookmark management, web development tools and built-in download manager. Smart content blocking for ads and trackers is available in both standard and private browsing modes.

Versions available for Mac, Android, iOS and Linux with synchronisation of passwords and browser state across devices. Additional features and customisations are available via the add-on system, which allows for thousands of specialized functions.

Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition is a special build licensed by Mozilla and includes both the 32-bit and 64-bit builds and selects the appropriate one for each PC. Beta, Developer and Extended Release versions are also available.

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: Launcher: GPL, Program: MPL v. 2.0
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FirefoxPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Pale Moon Portable, SeaMonkey Portable
What's new? See:
Latest comments
Emka on 2019-07-16 07:43

Hm, now I can't reproduce it... I'll post in the forums if I encounter it again. I already did so for Thunderbird Portable.

PAFuser on 2020-06-11 12:24

64 bit system: save 181 MB by deleting firefox folder, and renaming firefox64 to firefox. Beta, standard, and ESR work fine.

AndTheWolf on 2022-09-22 14:45

Now at version 105

See all

Stick A Note v3.1.1 Updated

Andrew Lee on 6 Sep 2022
  • 357KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Apr 2022
  • 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.

Runs on: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? See
Latest comments
RainrooM on 2018-12-16 06:02

interesting to add notes to a 'folder' or even on 'specific emails' ...

hamasaki on 2022-09-06 20:29

Download link is a 404.

Andrew Lee on 2022-09-06 21:42

@hamasaki: Fixed download link

See all

SUMo Portable V5.16 Updated

Ennovy on 24 Aug 2022
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Aug 2022
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

SUMo (Software Update Monitor) finds outdated tools on your machine and enables update discovery. This helps resolve software bugs as well as avoid security risks associated with unpatched programs. Supports Microsoft programs, beta software, and classes both minor and major updates.

A pro version is available that supports program auto-updates.

SUMo Portable is a PortableApps version of the program.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download and launch the self-extracting EXE. Launch SUMoPortable.exe.
What's new? See:
Latest comments
kinki on 2021-06-28 15:01

offers updates for sale.
Absolute garbage

Add comment

Password Safe v3.59.0

SYSTEM on 13 Jun 2022
  • 34MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 May 2022
  • Suggested by Michael

Password Safe is a database for encrypting sensitive information. Once opened with a master password, you can copy a password and paste it directly into your application. Alternatively, Password Safe supports "Auto Type" that enters the username and password into the target application by simulating keystrokes.

The database is encrypted using the Twofish encryption algorithm. A Linux version (currently in Beta) is also available from the website.

Alternatively, X-Password Safe and Password Safe Portable are stealth.

Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Creates a folder in %LocalAppData% and %UserProfile%\My Documents.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Artistic License 2.0
How to extract:
  1. Download the "bin" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch pwsafe.exe, click "New" to create a password database, and save the file
  3. Close the program and move pwsafe.cfg from C:\Users\USER\AppData\Local\PasswordSafe into the program folder
  4. Launch pwsafe.exe

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: KeePass, Password Gorilla, Yadabyte Passwords
What's new? PasswordSafe 3.59.0 Release May 2022

Bugs fixed in 3.59.0
  • SF1557 Editing special characters in Password Policy works correctly with selected text.
  • SF1553 Text selection in Notes field works correctly (again).

New features in 3.59.0
  • SF903 When an alternative browser's defined, allow browsing to an entry's URL with it via a new menu option in addition to the '[alt]' notation in the URL.
  • SF900 When duplicating an existing entry, the newly created duplicate is selected, making it easier to edit or delete/undo.
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2016-01-21 08:39

Mixture, sorry for the late reply. Thanks. :)

outatime on 2016-03-05 17:24

fyi new website
"PasswordSafe's official website is now at "

IanFromBarrie on 2017-04-01 03:52

This version does not run on XP. The last version that did is 3.38.02, which can be accessed from sourceforge through the download page on the site. There was some suggestion last year that 3.40 might be fixed to run on XP, but not so far, it seems

See all

Unlocker v1.9.2

lwc on 22 Oct 2021
  • 112KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 May 2013
  • Suggested by Unknown

Unlocker Assistant helps unlock files locked by operating system permissions or other issues. The program automatically launches if you are trying to delete/rename/move a file that is locked. When not in use, it stays in your system tray bar. Additionally, individual locked files and folders may be drag-and-dropped onto unlocker.exe.

Alternatively, Unlocker Portable (beta) is a launcher-only version of Unlocker.

Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
License: Donationware
How to extract: Use Unlocker Portable
Similar/alternative apps: FileASSASSIN
What's new?
  1. Improved Installer: Universal installer for both 32 and 64 bit machines
  2. Fixed Bug: Fixed small memory and behavior bugs
  3. Promotional feature: Fully optional Delta toolbar.
Latest comments
olliebean on 2015-08-23 18:21

Is this still available? I clicked on the portable download from the website, which redirected me to a download site, which redirected me to another download site... about half a dozen sites later with no download in sight, one of them finally tried to get me to download and install a dodgy "Download Software Manager" app. I gave up at that point.

webfork on 2015-08-23 19:22

olliebean: confirmed. Switching download link to point to softpedia.

Guido76 on 2021-10-22 08:09

I don't understand why we find today this software which is always at the same version since 2013. The site of the designer even seems abandoned. Several links are broken (404 error). This doesn't take away anything from this excellent software, but it doesn't add anything new.

See all

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.


  • 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.

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:
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.

See all

Bvckup 2 v68 (beta)

webfork on 18 Feb 2022
  • 589KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Dec 2014
  • Suggested by Midas

Bvckup 2 is a backup/synchronization tool that uses "delta" copy methods, meaning it only transfers changes to a file or files rather than recopying the entire set. This is frequently faster, saves bandwidth for network backups and can help flash media live longer by reducing the overall number of disk writes. The program can do real-time, periodic or manual backups, and also functions as a file copier that can pause and resume both local and network transfers.

Note: this program is an unsupported beta, meaning that the author provides a commercial version of the program that includes support. A previous, freeware version with fewer features is available from

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware (unsupported beta)
How to extract:
  1. Download the program and rename to Bvckup2.exe
  2. Create an empty text file in this folder and paste in the following content:

    SET conf-dir="%~dp0Config"
    START "" bvckup2.exe -c %conf-dir%

  3. Rename the text file bvckup2-portable.bat
  4. Launch bvckup2-portable.bat
  5. Under Options - Preferences - Software updates, select "Don't check don't remind," as this program will always suggest downloading the latest version, which is not freeware.

Note: Over time that the contents of the "Config" can grow to substantial size. If it grows too large for your storage device, start a new profile and delete the old folder.
Similar/alternative apps: AutoVer, FolderSync
Latest comments
Ding-A-Ling on 2019-06-03 18:27


Yeah, sure I tested it.

Trashcan? Despite being logged in, I cannot see one.

From, I quote:
'Basically if you have a non-zero rank and you are logged in, you will find a "trash can" icon at the end of every comment.'

I infer that my rank is too lowly to even be allowed to take out the trash.

Ding-A-Ling on 2019-06-03 18:33

Midas on 2019-06-04 06:28

If two ranked users click that trashcan icon, it will be deleted, too. I already did. :)

See all

MP3Gain Portable v1.2.5

webfork on 2 Jun 2015
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by tigger

Note: this program has been forked and updated as wxMP3gain

MP3Gain is an audio normalizer software that uses the Replay Gain algorithm to calculate how loud the file actually sounds. It analyzes MP3 files and changes the volume without re-encoding or modifying quality. Batch operations are available and changes can be reversed.

MP3Gain modifies files by writing metadata (and undo instructions) that includes volume changes, as well as changing the MP3 data.

MP3Gain Portable is packaged in Format for portable use alone or with the Platform. Alternatively, X-MP3Gain (v.1.3.4 beta) is also available.

Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights for users that don't have MSCOMCTL.OCX registered (see website or forum for details)
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch MP3GainPortable.exe.
Latest comments
AdrianK_IT on 2015-05-29 14:15

A derivative, newer (3.7) version of this software, still being developed and supported, is available from PortableApps via this link:

The previous version has been withdrawn from their database on grounds of non-portability; the download link given leads to the Sourceforge page for this withdrawn (and out-of-date) version.

Add comment

FileVerifier++ v0.6.3.5830

billon on 14 Jul 2016
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 May 2010
  • Suggested by I am Baas

FileVerifier++ checks and compares files to see if they have been modified. Supports drag-and-drop, recursive directory processing, patterns, color coding, export to a variety of hashing formats (.sfv, .md5, .csv, etc.) and more. Can use any of 21 different hashing algorithms such as CRC16 for speed and SHA-512 for security (uses the standard MD5 by default).

The program (ZIP version) will automatically ask to create verification files with relative pathways, which is much more portable.

Win2K users should use an earlier version. A beta 64-bit version is available.

Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL v2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package ( and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete files fvshell.dll, winfvc.exe; fvc.exe, fvc-batch.cmd, fvc-batch.js. Launch fv.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: MultiHasher
What's new? Applied:
  • A workaround for a condition causing a brief delay in the program exit on certain systems.
  • A situation where the program would crash upon recalculating or verifying a list where a significant number of files are skipped initially.
  • A situation where the program will crash upon writing lists with entries with dates prior to 1/1/1970. Any dates prior to this will be set to 1/1/1970. This restriction will be lifted in future versions.
Latest comments
webfork on 2011-04-27 20:41

A little intimidating at first, but so far looks like the best file verification tool I've tried yet. Fast, recursive directory verify, open source, relative pathways, and multiple different verification methods? Dream come true for making sure your data hasn't changed or corrupted. Recommend MD5 for general file verification and SHA 256 for security verifications.

FV++ Author on 2011-04-28 21:10

There is a version of FV++ that works with Windows 2000. The version is v0.6.4.6010 (it is under fileverifier-testing). While several of the icons do not render properly under Win2K, it is functional.

Also, there is no functional difference between the installed version and the ZIP version, at least in terms of the program itself. The executables are identical. What makes a FV++ installation portable is the presence of the fv.cfg file in the installation directory. There are no differences besides this and the lack of an installer.

webfork on 2011-04-29 00:33

Thanks for the better info -- entry updated.

See all