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ControlMyMonitor v1.30 Updated

Andrew Lee on 24 Oct 2021
  • 140KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Oct 2021
  • Suggested by billon

ControlMyMonitor allows you view and modify the settings of your monitor (also known as 'VCP Features'), like brightness, contrast, sharpness, red/green/blue color balance and more. It can export all settings of your monitor into a configuration file and then later load the same configuration back into your monitor.

Requires hardware that supports DDC/CI. Note that some laptops monitors will not function while attached external monitors will.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Hardware that supports DDC/CI.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ControlMyMonitor.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: MultiMonitorTool
What's new?
  • When there is a DDC/CI error (Error codes like 0xC0262582, 0xC0262583), the error description is now displayed in the status bar in addition to the error code.
  • You can also click the error code with the mouse in order to copy the error code and error description to the clipboard.

Pidgin Portable v2.14.8 Updated

Ennovy on 18 Oct 2021
  • 56MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Oct 2021
  • Suggested by USB_Kx

Pidgin Portable is a Pidgin version made by PortableApps.com. Pidgin is an easy-to-use multi-protocol instant messaging client with a tabbed interface, customizable sounds, themes and more. Supports a long list of networks including Google Talk, IRC, XMPP, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, Sametime, Groupwise, and more, as well as many features such as file transfers, away messages, buddy icons, emoticons and typing notifications.

A big number of additional chat networks are supported via third-party plugins. A wide variety of plugins are also available to add more features including networks, security, interface tweaks and more. Themes are available via an additional download.

Pidgin is cross-platform with clients available for Mac OS and Linux; it supports 80+ world languages.

Other portable versions:

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PidginPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: MirdandaNG, InstantBird
What's new? See:https://keep.imfreedom.org/pidgin/pidgin/file/release-2.x.y/ChangeLog.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-01-04 20:52

I usually never complain when there is a way to make a program portable but I have just wasted about half an hour updating (copying, moving, deleting, renaming) the native compressed version of Pidgin. And I forgot that the working Facebook plug-in was not included in the package and had to download it separately (but before that I deleted the "unknown" Facebook profile). Why do the developers still keep the no longer working Facebook-XMPP plug-in and do not adopt the working Facebook Chat (purple-facebook) plug-in is a mystery to me. Pidgin developers offer an offline installer (containing GTK+) and GTK+ for Windows yet they do not intend to provide a compressed portable-ready version for Windows. Updating Pidgin is a pain, as it is a pain to make it portable on first run.

MIKLO on 2016-06-30 14:41

WOW I find this really interesting that this software has been being downloaded or at least talked about for 9 years. Some of the first comments talk about this being worthless and a waste of time cuz Pidgin already has a Portable version. There is also talk about Haller wasting his time doing this... hmmm so what am I doing here also wasting my time? lol Anyway in my opinion any and all discussion even on so called "worthless" builds serve a purpose. If nothing else I get a link in my email letting me know that there is something I can go see and waste my time on some "worthless" and not needed software. Aint life great?
MIKLO

Midas on 2016-07-01 11:04

@MIKLO: It sure is. Thanks for wasting my time... 3:)

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Zim v0.74.2 Updated

Midas on 14 Oct 2021
  • 67MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Oct 2021
  • Suggested by Midas

Zim is desktop Wiki system that lets you maintain a collection of wiki pages. Each page can contain links to other pages, simple formatting and images. Pages are stored in a folder structure, like in an outliner, and can have attachments. Creating a new page is as easy as linking to a nonexistent page. All data is stored in plain text files with wiki formatting. Various plugins provide additional functionality, like a task list manager, an equation editor, a tray icon, and support for version control.

Zim can be used to:

  • Keep an archive of notes
  • Keep a daily or weekly journal
  • Take notes during meetings or lectures
  • Organize task lists
  • Draft blog entries and emails
  • Do brainstorming
Currently, Zim is only supported on 64-bit version of Windows 10. 32-bit Windows is not supported.

Category:
Runs on:Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the installer and run. You will be given the option to install a portable version to a folder of your choice. Also, make sure to deselect ".zim file association" and "Create registry keys and uninstaller" as these are enabled by default.

After installation, do not select run. Instead, go to the destination folder and edit environ.ini:

[Environment]
HOME=./
TEMP=./tmp
XDG_CONFIG_HOME=./config
XDG_CONFIG_DIRS=
XDG_DATA_HOME=./data
XDG_DATA_DIRS=
XDG_CACHE_HOME=./cache

Basically, the default values are relative paths "../" that points to the outer directory and we want to point them to the base directory.

Finally, launch zim.exe.
What's new? Available changelog is at https://github.com/zim-desktop-wiki/zim-desktop-wiki/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md.
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2021-09-15 11:31

In the list there is no 0.74 exe file.

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MultiPar v1.3.1.9 Updated

webfork on 15 Sep 2021
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Aug 2021
  • Suggested by MarkyMark

MultiPar helps protect backups and transfers with error detection and recovery. The program looks at information from any number of files and folders to function as insurance against data loss. The program generates companion "PAR" files that are built from a percentage of the originals, using more space for greater protection (e.g. 10% of the original for already safe methods, 50% for frequent failures).

The program has a wide variety of customizations including format, processor usage, and various other tools available to the standard PAR format. For backups, it can also choose PAR size by available free space (e.g. saving a 3 gig file to a 4.7 gig DVD will mean generating a 1.7 gig PAR file).

Functional in Linux/Mac via WINE. The program supports multi-threading, multiple processors, can recurse subfolders, and functions with standard formats including PAR, PAR2, and (experimental) PAR3 formats.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder; however shell integration and filetype associations will write to the registry.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GUI: Freeware (accepts donations). Console applications: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete:
    • MultiParShlExt.dll
    • MultiParShlExt64.dll
    • MultiParShlExt.ini
    • Any unwanted language files
  3. Launch MultiPar.exe
Similar/alternative apps: ICE ECC, RapidCRC Unicode
What's new? See:
https://github.com/Yutaka-Sawada/MultiPar/releases
Latest comments
webfork on 2017-01-02 01:22

@shnbwmn: the .EU site's relationship to the .JP address is discussed at length in forums.

Multiparuser on 2017-09-03 08:58

From the author of Multipar:
BEWARE: multipar . eu is a malicious spam site with altered versions of MultiPar.

You should remove all links to it to reduce the Google rating.

webfork on 2017-09-04 22:21

@Multiparuser: if you go to the page we link to when you click "website" you can see what the author has posted about the .EU mirror, which is encouraging caution. He does not call it a malicious spam site.

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qBittorrent v4.3.8 Updated

Special on 29 Aug 2021
  • 25MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Aug 2021
  • Suggested by rbon

qBittorrent is a file sharing client modeled as an open alternative to µTorrent. It includes a torrent search engine, support for all extensions (DHT, Peer Exchange, crypto, Magnet/BitComet etc.), web interface, RSS, scheduler, IP Filtering (eMule and PeerGuardian compatible), IPv6 compliance 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).

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
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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