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XAMPP v8.0.1 Updated

webfork on 22 Jan 2021
  • 481MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by Hank7

XAMPP is an integrated server package that contains many different tools such as mail, Web, FTP and WebDAV. Named for Apache + MariaDB + PHP + Perl, the program includes a multiple open software packages combined to power the various services including FileZilla, JSP Java, OpenSSL, and more. Tomcat and Perl can be added using add-ons available from the website.

Also available for OSX and Linux.

Note: XAMPP has many add-on capabilities, including a portable MediaWiki or Wordpress installation.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download the "portable" 7z package
  2. Extract (using a program like PeaExtractor) to a folder of your choice
  3. 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
Latest comments
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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PicPick v5.1.4 Updated

billon on 18 Jan 2021
  • 30MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by Cornflower

PicPick is a versatile all-in-one tool for images on the desktop. Includes a powerful screen capture tool, editor, color picker and palette, pixel ruler, protractor, crosshair, whiteboard and more. Can upload images automatically to FTP, Facebook, Twitter, default e-mail program, or send to installed Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, or PowerPoint).

Alternatively, PicPick Portable is stealth and automatically adjusts paths.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Leaves picpick in APPDATA, Cloud Explorer in LOCALAPPDATA, and picpick in ALLUSERSAPPDATA.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use. Note that without a blank picpick.ini file, the program will offer optional installation of the Bing toolbar.
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Create a blank file called picpick.ini in the same folder. Launch picpick.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: ShareX
What's new?
  • Fixed occasional freezing on Windows 10.
  • Language updates.
Latest comments
fullbug on 2015-09-24 01:32

Love this program, thanx!

dmocha on 2016-12-10 17:51

A new url for portable version
http://ngwin.com/picpick/download_portable_start

smaragdus on 2018-06-26 16:25

The GUI is ruined in version 5.0.0, last usable version- 4.2.8.

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EssentialPIM Free v9.6.1 Updated

billon on 26 Dec 2020
  • 25MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Dec 2020
  • 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
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
PAFuser on 2018-03-24 13:06

Starts with an upgrade ad every other start, does anyone know how to disable? Must click skip to go to program.

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.

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PopMan v1.3.9 Updated

billon on 16 Dec 2020
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Dec 2020
  • Suggested by Darren Blake

PopMan is an email management tool that notifies of new mail and previews received mail on your server. Unwanted mail can be deleted directly from the server without having download them.

The program includes rules and blacklists to manage email and supports both POP3 and IMAP4 protocols.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PopMan.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary languages and themes.
Similar/alternative apps: nPOP, nPOPuk, POP Peeper
What's new?
  • Show From address in addition to From text in message header.
  • Remember file extension for single file SaveAs.
  • Use "HTML" in rules to refer to the raw HTML content of a mail.
  • Updated translations for French, Dutch, Spanish, Lithuanian.
  • New translation for Catalan.
  • New theme Material.
  • Fix mail parsing.
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2016-03-09 15:10

@Kea: added Win10 to system requirements. Tested in Windows 10 and works fine!

smaragdus on 2016-03-09 21:31

PopMan is great but unfortunately it seems to be abandoned. There is one thing I don't like about it- PopMan doesn't support Unicode.

JudyGarland on 2018-11-04 15:31

- is not a valid win32 application

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eToolz v4.5.2 Updated

webfork on 19 Nov 2020
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Nov 2020
  • Suggested by cmmehl

eToolz includes some of the most important networking tools like DNS Lookup, Ping, TraceRoute and Whois. It allows also to check E-mail addresses (MX-Server) and to search/convert domain names showing DNS entries (A, PTR, NS, MX, TXT and SOA). eToolz supports also international domain names.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the 7Z package and extract (using a program like 7zip) to a folder of your choice. Launch eToolz.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new? See German changelog here.
Latest comments
Snidely Whiplash on 2011-04-23 03:09

Download links to version 3.4.7, which is now available...

Emka on 2011-04-23 06:08

I've updated the entry. Since the changelog is only available in German I tried to translate it for our purposes, but I'm not sure to what extent my translation is correct...

zorro on 2016-06-13 18:10

It should be mentioned, that eToolz requires NET3.5 - I think since version 3. It does NOT run on Windows 8 and higher with the integrated NET 4+, if the optional NET3.5-package is not installed!

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