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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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foobar2000 v1.6.14 Updated

Ennovy on 23 Nov 2022
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Nov 2022
  • Suggested by Barrette

foobar2000 is an audio player with low memory footprint and native support for most popular audio formats. It includes CD ripping, format conversion, replay gain, audio normalization, equalization and more. Playlist display and keyboard shortcuts are both very customisable. Additional functionality available via a wide variety of plugins.

The program can edit song tags (album and song name, number, year etc.) based on the FreeDB Internet database and even rename the original songs based on these tags. A file format conversion tool is available, but must be enabled with external downloads. Can even fix some MP3s with corrupted file headers.

Windows 2000 users can download the last compatible version: 0.9.4.
Windows XP and Vista users, download last version from 1.5 series.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
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:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. Select "Portable installation" and choose the destination folder
  3. Launch foobar2000.exe
Similar/alternative apps: 1by1, Boom, Winyl
What's new? See: https://foobar2000.org/changelog.
Latest comments
Special on 2021-03-12 08:10

v1.6.5 is currently "beta" fyi.

giulia on 2021-03-12 09:58

1.6.5 IS BETA !!!

freakazoid on 2021-03-12 15:01

I've rolled back the entry to 1.6.4.

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Pale Moon Portable v31.4.0 Updated

Ennovy on 22 Nov 2022
  • 49MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Nov 2022
  • Suggested by infimum

Pale Moon is a fork of a previous version of Firefox focusing on efficiency and ease of use. Unlike Firefox, there is no support for accessibility features or parental controls.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Leaves the following empty folders behind:
  • %appdata%\Mozilla
  • %appdata%\Mozilla\Extensions
  • %appdata%\Moonchild Productions
  • %appdata%\Moonchild Productions\Pale Moon
Unicode support: Yes
License: MPL v. 2.0 + redistribution restrictions
How to extract: Download the "Portable" self-extracting package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Palemoon-Portable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Firefox Portable, SeaMonkey Portable, K-Meleon
What's new? See: https://www.palemoon.org/releasenotes.shtml
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2022-03-22 12:39

Additional information regarding the situation at Pale Moon is available in Moonchild's posts:
https://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=28006
and
https://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=28044

AndTheWolf on 2022-08-04 13:33

Now at Pale Moon 31.2.0.1

AndTheWolf on 2022-09-28 14:59

Now at Pale Moon 31.3.0.1

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ExperienceIndexOK v4.13 Updated

Andrew Lee on 20 Nov 2022
  • 136KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Nov 2022
  • Suggested by Checker

ExperienceIndexOK is a small program to read and show your Windows Experience Index or to start a new calculation of the performance index. This index "measures the capability of your computer's hardware and software configuration" (source).

The program is primarily written for Windows 8.1 and 10 because the performance index is still calculated but no longer displayed in the System.

Experience Index is visually inspired by the representation on Windows 7.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ExperienceIndexOK_p.exe or ExperienceIndexOK_x64_p.exe (for 64-bit OS).
What's new? See: https://softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/ExperienceIndexOK/History

FileOptimizer v16.10 Updated

Andrew Lee on 19 Nov 2022
  • 194MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Nov 2022
  • Suggested by I am Baas

FileOptimizer is a broad format file compression tool used to reduce file size without changing the quality, known as "lossless." This is done via wide variety of optimization and recompression tools and techniques. Original files are sent to the recycle bin for restoration in the event the uncompressed version is preferred. A list of the 400+ supported formats include audio/video (MP3, OGG, M4A), image (GIF, JPEG, PNG), office formats (DOCX, XLSX, ODT, PDF) and system files (DLL, EXE).

Supports drag-and-drop of files into the window or onto the program icon. Note that by default the program removes metadata for many file types. This information reduces overall file size and protects privacy but is important to some users (e.g. photographers) and file search tools.

A 64-bit version is available within the folder, the author reports the program is functional in WINE, and can be used on the command line. Many images here on TPFC including our logo have been compressed using FileOptimizer.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU AGPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FileOptimizer32.exe or FileOptimizer64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

At startup, the program will optionally show ads to support program development. These can be disabled at any time.

Optionally, to save space:
  • 32-bit systems: delete FileOptimizer64.exe and the \Plugins64 folder
  • 64-bit systems: delete FileOptimizer32.exe and the \Plugins32 folder
  • Delete unnecessary language files
Similar/alternative apps: ArcThemALL!, PngOptimizer, RIOT
What's new?
  • - New INI setting PersistentGrid=false option to make contents of the file grid persistant across sessions
  • - Implemented files in grid being persistent, and thus allowing to automatically save the session (Krzysztof Janda, Jacobov Landau -#115-).
  • - Added Ctrl-C, Ctrl-X and Ctrl-V to copy and cut grid files to clipboard.
  • - Disabled Help->Topics item if CHM file is not available.
  • - Changed default value for StartupDelay from 1000 to 3000ms in order to support additional processing.
  • - Fixed PNGQUANT executable being corrupted (trlkly #124).
  • - Added preliminary support for Windows Dark/Light mode (Mike Ando #123).
  • - Improved Webview cache by setting it to system temporary folder.
  • - Updated Leanify to 0.4.3.275.
  • - Updated SQLite to 3.40.0 x86 and x64 Visual C++ 2022 custom builds.
  • - Updated pingo to 1.00 a60 x64 version.
  • - Updated UPX to 4.01.
  • - Updated Ghostscript to 10.00.0.
  • - Updated ffmpeg to 5.1.2.
  • - Updated FLAC to 1.4.2.
  • - Updated ImageMagick to 7.1.0.52 with HDRI support.
  • - Updated to Minify 2.12.4 x64.
  • - Updated to mutool 1.21.
  • - Updated to OptiVorbis 0.1.2.
  • - Updated to guetzli-cuda-opencl 2.1.5.
  • - Some minor optimizations and code cleanup.
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mcodex on 2018-12-24 11:44

That's not portable. I can only get a setup file installing in C: drive.

kilouiski on 2019-09-20 12:09

I just tried to reduce the size of a video and it has left me exactly the same and with either option: fast and the best.
Any explanation?.
Best regards.

webfork on 2019-10-06 22:40

@kilouiski: FileOptimizer exists because so few programs take the time and energy to fully compress your files with available tools. It sounds like the program used to generate your video was an exception.

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