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PSPad v5.0.5.567 Updated

Andrew Lee on 4 Mar 2021
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Mar 2021
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

PSPad is a plain text editor with syntax highlighting support and tabbed interface. It includes an integrated hex editor, spell checker, FTP client, code explorer etc. It also allows you to automate repetitive activities through macro recording and playback.

Note: The 64-bit version of PSPad is not limited by memory, but is missing the scripting capability of the 32-bit version, as noted here

Category:
Runs on:WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\PSPad
Registers PSPad.project (.PPR) files
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete pspshellx32.dll, pspshellx64.dll and unnecessary language files
  3. Download dictionaries for spell-check (optional) and unpack to .\PSPad\Spell\ folder
  4. Launch PSPad.exe
Latest comments
Shadeclan on 2012-09-14 13:59

I figured out how to uninstall the user-chosen (custom) languages but it takes a little work.
1: Open PSPad.ini (if you opened it with PSPad or if PSPad is running, save it as something else).
2: Delete the UserHighLighterName# value / data pair where the language is listed (the crosshatch is either null or a number between 1 and 4).
3: Delete the language key and all value / data pairs appertaining to it.
4: If PSPad is running, close it - then replace the PSPad.ini file with your changes. Voila! Your user-selected language slot is ready for another language!
I have posted a request to add a mechanism to do this automatically on the PSPad forum which is very active and the author of the software posts often - not what you'd expect from "dead" software.
BTW: Be cautious about using the installer - it seems to have had some problems. Use the zip file instead and unpack the files to a folder of your choice.

Shadeclan on 2012-09-14 14:46

If it's ok, I'd just like to make a few more comments:
Viniciusban writes that PSPad has no comment-out tool. I don't know if that was true when he posted, but it has one now:
Format menu / Add/Remove Comment.

Webfork writes that it has trouble handling Very Large Files (VLF). In my experience, there are only a very few editors that can handle VLFs without absorbing all available RAM and none of them (with the possible exception of UltraEdit) is as full-featured as PSPad IMHO. If I must view / edit a VLF, I always use HiEditor from WinASM.net as it is made specifically to work on VLFs without hosing the computer. Unfortunately, it isn't offered on PortableFreeware.com but it is completely portable, writes all settings to an INI file and is very fast.

Tom mentions that the "stable" version is 4.5.4. Currently it is 4.5.6 and was uploaded about 11 months ago. Beta version, available from the forum and updated August 2012, is very stable - if the latest version is wanted, grab it from there.

PSPad has its problems but they all do - that's why there isn't just a single text editor that everybody uses. While Notepad++ is (undeniably) the most popular text editor for programmers, I find its interface somewhat obscure and its learning curve a bit too steep to make it useful to me. PSPad's interface is much cleaner and simpler and, if I don't use it for months at a time, I can come back to it without worrying about relearning anything - that's why PSPad is my text editor of choice.

rbon on 2019-12-25 18:09

I wanted a paf version of PSPad and I tried the online installer version of @prapper which unfortunately does not work.
So in the discussion https://portableapps.com/comment/242253#comment-242253 I left a note (# 22).
Be careful: when you extract the installer you have to delete the folders:
- $ PLUGINSDIR
- 7zTemp
and copy the rest into .\PSPadPortable.
Then update to the latest portable version which must be unpacked in .\PSPadPortable\App\PSPad\

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Multi Commander v11.0 Updated

Ennovy on 26 Feb 2021
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Feb 2021
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Multi Commander is a customizable, feature-rich and multi-tabbed file manager with a dual-pane layout. The program includes the standard file manager features with the ability to browse a variety of resources including local hard drives, network servers/shares, system registry and FTP (with SSL/TLS Support). Available tools include quick search, file verifier, splitter, audio, picture, clipboard, permissions and many more. The program can browse many archive formats like folders on your system (zip, tar, gz) as well as manage/open other formats (7z, RAR).

Includes intelligent functions that allow you to do advanced tasks with ease such as auto-unpacking, auto-sorting, internal file type associations, a powerful scripting engine for automation and command-line field.

Category:
Runs on: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 version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MultiCommander.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: FreeCommander XE
What's new? See: http://multicommander.com/release/multicommander/changelog
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-02-02 09:06

Multi Commander 5.0.0 (Build 1888) has been released.

apometron on 2016-12-26 05:28

MultiCommander has a bug in log into other directories. I could not log into directories reliably. =( Check the directories you enter with MC!

Ennovy on 2020-11-24 08:51

Version 10 no longer supports Windows XP
Download latest XP Edition here: http://multicommander.com/downloads/XP

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NexusFile v5.4.0 Updated

Midas on 26 Feb 2021
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Feb 2021
  • Suggested by portackager

NexusFile is a dual-pane, tabbed, skinnable file manager. Features include advanced rename tools, built-in ZIP/ARJ/RAR/ACE archive support, FTP client, file join/split, folder list export, folder comparison, and shortcut keys

The interface uses different colors for files to distinguish file types (customizable).

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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 NexusFile.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: CubicExplorer
What's new?
  • 64bit version beta
  • Fixed: Tab close button layout
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2013-11-07 16:32

I regularly have issues selecting a drive from the drop downs for each pane. On both sides the panes do nothing. It never selects a drive.

smaragdus on 2015-10-12 22:21

My main problem with NexusFile- it is 32-bit and cannot 'see' Windows 64 shell.

Tongky on 2021-02-04 20:22

For some reason, My toolbar icons are so small compare with the 5.3.3. How to make them bigger?

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RJ TextEd v14.72 Updated

Midas on 23 Feb 2021
  • 296MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Feb 2021
  • 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 PHP, ASP, JavaScript and CSS/HTML editing with integrated preview.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / 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.html.
Latest comments
bitcoin on 2018-01-05 20:00

thanks Midas, i'll have a look

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\*

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CarotDAV v1.15.10 Updated

Midas on 19 Feb 2021
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Feb 2021
  • Suggested by I am Baas

CarotDAV is a simple client for many remote file storage services including AmazonCloudDrive, Box, DropBox, GoogleDrive, HubiC, iCloud Drive, OneDrive, OpenStack Swift, SugarSync and as well as WebDAV, FTP and IMAP. Supports various view settings including detail, small/large icons, drag-and-drop interface, file transfer progress window (with speed listings) and a variety of sorting and grouping options. Allows for multiple instances to connect to multiple different services, but doesn't yet support transfers between them.

Includes dynamic encryption and decryption, automatic file-splitting (e.g. OneDrive's 25 MB file size limit) and doesn't store passwords in plain text if a master password is set.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0+
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable Version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CarotDAV.exe.
What's new? Japanese changelog at http://rei.to/carotdav.html#history.
Latest comments
BGM on 2018-03-09 00:18

I would like to have it load OneDrive for Business instead of just regular OneDrive.

webfork on 2018-03-10 15:01

@BGM: Yeah that would be a big help for me as well. I'm very confused about the material differences between the two services. Lord knows there's no real difference between free and paid versions of every other cloud storage service.

abualamal on 2019-04-22 10:59

Could load and insert baidu (yun.baidu) cloud in the program. It will be very helpful.
thanks

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