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VLC v3.0.18 Updated

lwc on 29 Nov 2022
  • 121MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Nov 2022
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

VLC is a skinnable, feature-rich media player that supports a wide variety of multimedia file and streaming formats. It can play files while they download, from inside RAR files, online radio stations, convert video formats and much more.

The software can also behave as a streaming server for delivering video in unicast or multicast mode.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. No. Creates the folder %APPDATA%\vlc, but its content can be empty.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the latest (64 or 32 bit) ZIP or 7Z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Create portable subfolder. Launch vlc.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary locales.
Similar/alternative apps: MPC-HC, SMPlayer, PotPlayer
What's new? See:
  1. https://www.videolan.org/vlc/releases/
Latest comments
mukhi on 2021-10-21 02:18

The latest ZIP or 7Z package does not seem to have a 64bit version (the name being vlc-3.0.16-win32). Moreover, you need to create the portable subfolder only in the same folder as vlc.exe.

lwc on 2021-11-05 04:05

Per the last comment (or rather comments), it's true VLC is infamous for never including the 64 bit in the regular download page.
I've therefore edited the entry to link to an official archive (more techy page) that always contains both the latest 64 and 32 bit versions (in both 7Z and regular ZIP).

PAFuser on 2022-03-07 20:48

Also available from PortableApps.com (32 bit). (64 bit can replace PortableApps 32 bit files.)

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CudaText 1.178.0 Updated

rbon on 29 Nov 2022
  • 25MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Nov 2022
  • Suggested by billon

CudaText is a code editor with a simple, tabbed interface and side-panels. Includes split view, code folding, hotkeys, theme support, color picker and more. The program supports 270+ syntaxes and add-ons written in Python, as well as some IDE features if plugins are used.

The program is cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux. Note that settings are modified via text config files (JSON format) in place of options dialogs.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: MPL 2.0
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch cudatext.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: SynWrite, Atom Portable
What's new? See: https://cudatext.github.io/history.txt
Latest comments
rbon on 2021-04-16 11:50

add-ons written in Python: invalid link (it points to http://www.uvviewsoft.com/cudatext/files/addons/)
correct link is for Sourceforge.net:
• addons page: https://sourceforge.net/projects/cudatext/files/addons_all/
• addons direct download: https://sourceforge.net/projects/cudatext/files/addons_all/CudaText_addons.zip/download

Midas on 2021-04-17 12:01

@rebon: Thanks. Fixed.

hamasaki on 2022-02-21 01:03

No at 1.156.2

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qBittorrent v4.5.0 Updated

Andrew Lee on 29 Nov 2022
  • 25MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Nov 2022
  • Suggested by rbon

qBittorrent is a configurable and feature-rich file sharing client modeled as an open alternative to µTorrent. The program includes a web interface, RSS, scheduler, IP Filtering (eMule and PeerGuardian compatible), IPv6 compliance, support for all extensions (DHT, Peer Exchange, crypto, Magnet/BitComet etc.), and more. Uniquely, it includes a program lock to password-protect the interface.

The program includes torrent creation and even tracker capabilities for serving content. Note that the torrent search feature (if enabled) is not portable.

Clients are also available for other platforms (Mac, Linux, FreeBSD, OS/2) and in ~25 world languages. Alternatively, a PortableApps version is also available.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a folder in the same directory called profile
  3. Launch qbittorrent.exe

Optionally, you may delete the file qbittorrent.pdb, which can take up a great deal of space and is only used for crash reports (thanks freakazoid).
Similar/alternative apps: µTorrent, Free Download Manager
What's new? See: https://www.qbittorrent.org/news.php
Latest comments
appsuser on 2019-05-06 20:41

@thepiney: Same here. I've used magnet links no problem. The only time I've had errors is when the program loses access to the downloaded torrent files while it's still trying to share them (if you deleted or moved the downloaded files without deleting the torrent file). I moved from uTorrent because they started adding advertising, but there are settings tweaks to remove it.

JudyGarland on 2019-12-05 06:31

Qbittorrent does not support Windows XP and Vista anymore from v.4.2.0, though 'portableapps' seems not aware of that.
Please update 'System Requirements' section.

Regards

liamZ on 2019-12-19 05:46

Hi, from the changelog of qbittorrent 4.2.1: (not the portableapps.com version)

FEATURE: Enable portable mode if "profile" directory exists

Anyone knows how does it work?

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Artweaver Free v7.0.14 Updated

Andrew Lee on 29 Nov 2022
  • 41MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Nov 2022
  • Suggested by Island Boy

Artweaver is an image editor that tries to simulate natural brush tools eg. chalk, charcoal, pencils. It supports common image formats such as BMP, GIF, JPEG, PCX, TGA, TIFF, PNG and PSD, in addition to its own format (AWD). Image editing functions includes selection, gradient, crop, fill, transparency, layers, effects (sharpen, blur, emboss, mosaic etc.).

A pro version is also available with additional features.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Move the contents of {app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Create a text file Artweaver.ini in that folder with the content:

    [Settings]
    LangFilePath=Languages\Artweaver_en.lng

  4. Launch Artweaver.exe
What's new? See: https://www.artweaver.de/en/changelog
Latest comments
dany on 2011-12-08 00:06

@foxcole: click the link in 'how to extract.', you need to replace bin/innounp.exe with the latest version, yours only supports versions up to 5.1.1. Innounp version 0.36 supports unpacking version 5.4.2 Inno Setup installers.
Worked for me.

Happy.Camper2 on 2017-03-10 19:34

Sadly, The Artweaver Team will shutdown on
06/01/2017.
Article at Artweaver blog=>
https://www.artweaver.de/en/blog/80

Take Care All,
Happy Camper2

PapaiMark on 2022-07-14 22:02

After trying for 20 minutes the most basic operation, copy a part of the image and paste it elsewhere in the same image,
I gave up.

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Rufus v3.21 Updated

Ennovy on 28 Nov 2022
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Nov 2022
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Rufus, or Reliable USB Formatting Utility (with Source), is a small and fast utility that helps create bootable external drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks etc. The program is ideal for use with installation media from ISOs (Windows, Linux etc.) for working on a system without an OS, flashing device BIOS or other firmware, or you want to run a low-level system utility.

Functional on 64-bit systems.

Rufus Portable also available.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "Portable" rufus-X.Xp.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new? See: https://github.com/pbatard/rufus/releases
Latest comments
TP109 on 2017-11-12 17:02

Great program. Small footprint and quick. Good tool for formatting USB drives and for making USB drives bootable with ISOs or DOS.

PapaiMark on 2022-07-02 20:15

Use v 2.x on machines older than 2011 (core, core2, quad) to make bootable usb.

Version 3.19 changelog (2022.07.01) :
Add a new selection dialog for Windows 11 setup customization:
Secure Boot and TPM bypass have now been moved to this dialog
Also allows to bypass the mandatory requirement for a Microsoft account on Windows 11 22H2
(NB: Network MUST be temporarily disabled for the local account creation to be proposed)
Also add an option to skip all collection questions (Sets all answers to "Don't allow")
Also add an option for setting internal drives offline for Windows To Go
Note: These customization options are only proposed when using a Windows 11 image.
Add support for distros using a nonstandard GRUB 2.0 prefix directory (openSUSE Live, GeckoLinux)
Add the ability to ignore USBs (See here)
Change drive listing to always list in increasing order of size
Update exceptions needed by Red Hat and derivatives for the 9.x releases
Update UEFI:NTFS drivers to latest
Reassign a letter for drives written in DD mode that don't have an ESP (e.g. CoreELEC)
Fix Windows refusing to mount Linux MBR partitions on FIXED drives
Fix support for multiextent files when Joliet is in use

Midas on 2022-07-10 12:17

@PapaiMark: as there is both a changelog link and a dedicated forum thread, changes info like what you posted are better suited for the later, thus avoiding drowning any user comments in the steady stream of updates.

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WinSCP v5.21.6 Updated

Ennovy on 28 Nov 2022

WinSCP is a feature-rich tabbed file transfer client with a variety of views including single-window, dual-pane and tree view interfaces. The program supports standard FTP as well as secure connections using WebDav, S3, SSH, SSL/TLS and legacy SCP. The program can search, perform directory synchronization between local and remote, change properties, and edit text/binary files.

Includes support for scripting, task automation, various authentication tools, proxy, SSH tunnels and IPv6.

Alternatively, WinSCP Portable is multilingual and supports PuTTY Portable. X-WinSCP, packaged in winPenPack's format, is also available.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create winscp.ini with the following content:

    [Configuration\Interface]
    RandomSeedFile=.\winscp.rnd
    DDTemporaryDirectory=.\

  3. Launch WinSCP.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Bitvise SSH Client
What's new? See: https://winscp.net/eng/docs/history
Latest comments
webfork on 2017-10-12 21:03

I've been a huge FileZilla fan since it came out back in 2001, but got a chance to test it today and WinSCP is amazing. I was able to resolve an issue with WebDAV via that program that no other program seemed capable of.

PAFuser on 2021-10-11 12:58

5.19.3 available today

hamasaki on 2021-11-27 09:51

Now at 5.19.5

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Q-Dir v11.15 Updated

Ennovy on 28 Nov 2022
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Nov 2022
  • Suggested by Island Boy

Q-Dir is a quad-pane file explorer that supports favorites, file/color filtering, export to XLS/CSV/TXT/HTML, screen magnifier, quick preview etc.

Alternately, Q-Dir Portable at PortableApps.com automatically switches between 32/64-bit and is approved by the publisher.

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11 / Wine
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 Q-Dir.exe or Q-Dir_x64.exe (for64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: CubicExplorer
What's new? See: https://softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/Q-Dir/History
Latest comments
Mithril on 2016-03-27 20:53

Well, i found the solution myself. Don't know if this option is new or not but its the first time i noticed. So, when dragging files into another window or tab in Q-dir, at the bottom it says "Start drop in new process"! (and recycle bin and email aswell) ha! and just drop it on this button.. nothing will freez! magic :) Thanks anyway folks.
Q-dir is great.

penthe on 2016-12-30 15:28

The Q-Dir 64 installer 6.47 is not installing, last time there was also a problem with the 64 installer. They should be checking first before releasing the installer.

starshakur on 2018-05-05 15:17

Can't recommend Q-Dir to anyone, freezes while copying, Q-Dir windows turns black, crashes. Windows 10 64-Bit, tried Q-Dir 32-Bit & 64-Bit, tried the PortableApps version, all of them buggy as hell. That*s probably the reason why the developer frequently updates it. 2 years back Mithril wrote about something that's still happening.

Time to start looking for an alternative, till then i'll use Windows Explorer.

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Discord Portable v1.0.9007 Updated

SYSTEM on 26 Nov 2022
  • 281MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Nov 2022
  • Suggested by Userfriendly

Discord is an easy-to-use, video and voice-over-IP program focused on gamers. The program functions with groups, includes high quality audio and maintains low CPU usage. The program also supports text chat, direct messaging, hotkeys, channels, permissions and embedded file exchange. The program integrates privacy settings, themes, streaming mode, notifications and more.

Discord Portable is a portable wrapper for the Discord instant messaging and VoIP program. The program is cross-platform with clients available for Web, Android, iOS, Mac and Linux. Alternatively, there is another wrapper developed by demon.devin.

Although most functions are free, some channel creations include premium features and games can be purchased via an integrated store.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source (wrapper: MIT, Discord: freeware)
How to extract: Download the self-extracting "setup" EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch discord-portable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Teamspeak, sPortable, qTox
What's new?

calibre v6.9 Updated

Ennovy on 25 Nov 2022
  • 403MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Nov 2022
  • Suggested by I am Baas

calibre is a feature-rich e-book library management application with a variety of useful functions including viewer, addendums, editor, online book and news search/download. The software can perform detailed searches, convert e-books to device-specific formats, batch metadata tools, and a content server for online access to your collection.

The program syncs automatically with many different physical devices. It supports a variety of ebook and document formats.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux. Alternatively, Calibre Portable and X-calibre, as well as a WinXP-compatible version are also available.

Category:
Runs on:Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Requires 64-bit Windows
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Trolltech
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "portable installer" and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch calibre-portable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: TEBookConverter
What's new? See: https://calibre-ebook.com/whats-new
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2021-03-27 00:23

Now at 5.14

IndioBB on 2022-07-19 21:00

Calibre 6.x not runs on Vista / Win7 and Win8

Ennovy on 2022-07-21 03:41

Thanks IndioBB. I changed the entry accordingly

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ClipAngel v2.07 Updated

Andrew Lee on 24 Nov 2022
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Nov 2022
  • Suggested by smaragdus

ClipAngel records all data copied including text, images and files, making it easy to retrieve earlier data where Windows usually allows only one item at a time. The program keeps data even after reboot and can paste in RDP, CMD, elevated windows etc. independently from current input language. Clipboard views include rich text and HTML formatting, filtering by text and details on URL, application and window data.

The program can emulate keyboard input and includes customizable hotkeys. For additional security, the program can block specific applications where passwords may be copied and encrypt stored items.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder. If not launched in portable mode, writes to AppData\Local\Clipangel.
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2+
Stealth: ? Yes. It can write temp files to standard TEMP folder of user profile, but you can change path to this folder in the program settings.
It can write to registry HKCU if you turn on AutoStart setting.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete unnecessary language resources
  3. Launch ClipAngelPortable.bat or ClipAngel.exe /p
Optionally, you can disable update checking by going into Settings - Autocheck for program update
Similar/alternative apps: ArsClip, ClipDiary, Ditto
What's new? See: https://sourceforge.net/p/clip-angel/blog/
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-05-14 14:41

One does not need the BAT file ("ClipAngelPortable.bat") to start ClipAngel in portable mode, just run the EXE with this parameter- "ClipAngel.exe /p".

The name of the program is not Clip Angel but ClipAngel as it can be seen in program's main window and in "About" window.

Program's icon does not imply an angel but an alien.

tormozit on 2017-05-14 16:46

@smaragdus
Yes, "ClipAngel" is more correct than "Clip Angel". Over time, I will try to replace "Clip Angel" with "ClipAngel" everywhere I can.

kiwichick888 on 2022-10-20 04:41

The sourceforge page says portability can also be achieved by the "presence of file PortableMode.txt".

https://sourceforge.net/projects/clip-angel/files/

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