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OutWiker v3.1.0

Andrew Lee on 9 Oct 2022
  • 63MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Apr 2022
  • Suggested by I am Baas

OutWiker is a personal wiki and outliner with notes stored in a tree view, similar to directories on a disk. Plain text, HTML, and wiki format files are supported with pages capable of being linked to each other. Each tree branch can be opened as a separate wiki. Other features include tag support, global search (notes and tags), bookmarks, HTML syntax highlighting, and icons for notes.

OutWiker can be downloaded with or without plugins

Cross-platform with a client available for Linux.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: 1. Download the ZIP or 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice.
2. Create the file outwiker.ini in the program folder.
3. Launch outwiker.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: WikidPad, CherryTree
What's new? See: http://jenyay.net/Outwiker/English#history
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-07-22 01:07

@billon
Why are you cutting the actual version number off? OutWiker is at version 1.9.0.790, not 1.9.0, pay attention to what "About" says. I disagree with this practice of yours!

zorro on 2016-09-29 12:11

Even with outwiker.ini not stealth: creates folder "enchant" in AppData/roaming/

10basetom on 2022-11-27 17:07

Having the entire UI refresh upon selecting a new note/wiki was a deal breaker for me.

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Miranda NG v0.96.1 Updated

lwc on 27 Jan 2023
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Jun 2022
  • Suggested by joby_toss

Miranda NG is a multi-protocol instant messaging client supporting most common protocols by default including Facebook, GG, ICQ, IRC, Jabber and MRA. However, additional protocols are also available including Discord, Skype, Tox, Twitter etc., as well as plugins and languages via "Main menu > Available Components list" (see online list).

Note: The program started as a code fork of Miranda IM. Though the latter is no longer maintained, a FAQ about the original differences is available, alongside a migration guide.

Alternatively, Miranda NG Portable is also available.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / 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 GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the "stable" 7z package and extract (using 7-zip or a compatible program) to a folder of your choice
  2. Open mirandaboot.ini in a text editor and change the line

    ProfileDir=

    to

    ProfileDir=.\Profile

  3. Save the file and launch miranda32.exe or miranda64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
Similar/alternative apps: Miranda IM, Pidgin
What's new? See:
https://wiki.miranda-ng.org/Changelog
Latest comments
webfork on 2014-01-05 02:55

smaragdus: My understanding is that they include all the popular plugins inside the distro. This is because plugin fragmentation and version issues were part of the reason for the Miranda NG code fork.

maxi on 2015-04-20 21:36

new skype support in developer version. skypeweb plugin found on there board

webfork on 2016-02-16 02:52

I really didn't like not being able to hit "enter" and have the message send. You can configure this behavior under options - Message sessions - General tab - Sending messages - checkbox "Send message on 'Enter'"

If that seems like a lot to go through to configure something fairly basic, that's kind of how this client works: a little confusing with a trade-off of intense customization.

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XAMPP v8.2.0 Updated

Andrew Lee on 30 Dec 2022
  • 674MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Dec 2022
  • Suggested by Hank7

XAMPP is an integrated server package with mail, Web, FTP, and WebDAV. Named for Apache + MariaDB + Filezilla + PHP + Perl (AMPP) plus Mercury and Tomcat, the program includes a open software packages combined to power the various services, including JSP Java, OpenSSL, and more.

Also available for OSX and Linux.

Notes:

  1. To also add Python:
    1. Download Python's embedded (i.e. portable) version
    2. Extract it in any folder you like
    3. In XAMPP's control panel, click Config=>Apache (httpd.conf)
    4. Add AddHandler cgi-script .py into the end of the file (see this blog post for other info)
    5. Start your PY files with #!..\Python\python.exe (or wherever else you extracted the Python folder)
  2. One useful function of this program is the Wiki on a stick tool that works with XAMPP.
  3. XAMPP has add-on capabilities, currently only a WordPress installation (but previously also a portable MediaWiki).

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the portable Zip or 7z package
  2. Extract (if it's 7z you can use a program from here) into a folder of your choice
  3. Unless you extracted directly to the root drive (e.g. C:\), launch setup_xampp.bat to adjust paths
  4. 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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Uniform Server v15.0.1 Updated

lwc on 24 Dec 2022
  • 163MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Dec 2022
  • Suggested by Andy Finney

The Uniform Server is a complete web development system containing Apache, PHP, MySQL, Perl, phpMyAdmin and more. Additional plugins on the website will extend the system with FTP server and Java servlet support.

Note: One useful function of this program used to be the Wiki on a stick, but it eventually became outdated.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: FreeBSD
How to extract:
  1. Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder with no spaces in the filepath (e.g. C:\portable and not C:\portable apps)
  2. Launch UniController.exe
  3. Configure the various settings, then start the server by clicking on the "Start Apache" and "Start MySQL" buttons
Similar/alternative apps: XAMPP
What's new? See:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/miniserver/files/
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2017-04-08 08:22

Is this project still active? There hasn`t been any updates for awhile. Nothing for the last 2 PHP7 branches. Last update was January.

hamasaki on 2019-08-12 14:12

Good to see an update, but Uwamp better:
https://www.uwamp.com/en/

hamasaki on 2019-08-12 14:14

The last link is a 404 because this site removes the trailing slash. Add the trailing slash to the url.

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JSONedit v0.9.39 Updated

rbon on 21 Dec 2022
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Mar 2022
  • Suggested by I am Baas

JSONedit is a simple editor for the JavaScript Object Notation format "a text-based open standard designed for human-readable data interchange" (source) with available text and tree views.

Includes array generator using embedded Lua interpreter and Scintilla for text edition.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch JSONedit.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: JSON Viewer
What's new?
  • added option to use relaxed parser for text pasted from clipboard ("JSON" settings tab)
  • fixed extended object node description disappearing from view after deleting or reordering array element(s)
  • tree view: focusing main panel instead of editor by default
  • added "Cut node"/Ctrl+X to tree view
  • file association: changed "JSONedit File" name to "JSON File"
  • new, higher resolution icons from YoYoK3nny; separate icon associated with file
  • relaxed parser accepts also strings quoted with single quote (like in javascript)
  • added "Copy node with optional key quoting" to tree context menu (copying in javascript-like style, with no quotation around object keys if they are not needed)
  • decluttering tree view popup menu - new settings for popup menu visiblity are added, few less used and newest items are hidden with default configuration but can be manually enabled
  • changed order of items in tree view popup menu
  • added "Wrap" -> "in object"/"in array" to tree popup menu (opt-in menu item)
  • checking if clipboard has text for "Paste as root from clipboard" function when showing tree popup menu
  • NDJSON viewer: fixed paste function and moved to "Edit" menu
  • NDJSON viewer: added "Load current content as array to main editor window" function
  • fixed true/false value editor combobox disappearing when reducing window height
  • fixed inconsistent shortcut for "Delete node" in list view
  • fixed common hotkeys (Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V/...) working incorrectly (executing actions from tree view) in script editor window
Latest comments
TheCommentWriter on 2014-06-03 09:56

Nice tool. Should accept copy&pasted JSON-Data too.
Would be even better, if it could produce JSON classes for C#, VB.NET from the JSON data.

jamesmalvi on 2014-11-27 08:29

I would suggest to use online json viewer http://codebeautify.org/jsonviewer

billon on 2017-05-04 01:56

There is also UTF-8 branch - http://tomeko.net/software/JSONedit/testing.php

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HeidiSQL v12.3 Updated

Stephen Leibowitz on 5 Dec 2022
  • 47MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Dec 2022
  • Suggested by destbr

HeidiSQL lets you see and edit data and structures from computers running one of the database systems MariaDB, MySQL, Microsoft SQL, PostgreSQL and SQLite.
Features includes:

  • Connect to multiple servers in one window
  • Connect via SSH tunnel, or pass SSL settings
  • Create and edit tables, views, stored routines, triggers and scheduled events
  • Export from one server/database directly to another server/database
  • Export table rows as CSV, HTML, XML, SQL, LaTeX, Wiki Markup and PHP Array
  • And much more
Functional in Mac/Linux via WINE. The current version does not run on XP. Here is a link to version 10.1.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder. The portable version is a launcher, it loads the settings into the registry when it starts and removes them when exiting, saving them to a file.
Stealth: ? No. Creates an empty folder in %APPDATA%
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch heidisql.exe.
What's new? See: https://www.heidisql.com/forum.php?c=1
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2013-12-16 13:37

Fabulous MySQL software. One of my favourite pieces of Windows software. Only my browser and text editor get more use. Nice and fast.

tproli on 2015-03-15 20:41

Second that, incredibly handy.

MIKLO on 2017-12-24 15:53

Wish that had a 64bit version maybe Santa will bring to me @Christmas :)

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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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ESEDatabaseView v1.71

Mike.S.G. on 14 Oct 2022
  • 137KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Oct 2022
  • Suggested by Checker

ESEDatabaseView reads and displays the data stored inside a database used by a variety of Microsoft programs known as Extensible Storage Engine (ESE) database (aka Jet Blue or a .edb file). It displays a list of all tables available in the opened database file, allows you to choose the desired table to view, and then when you choose a table, it displays all records found in the selected table.

The program also allows you to easily choose one or more records, and then export them into a variety of formats including CSV, HTML and XML, or copy and then paste them into a spreadsheet program.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ESEDatabaseView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Show Milliseconds In Time' option.
Latest comments
Midas on 2013-01-15 12:17

In case (like me) you're left wondering what is this good for, here's a quote from the Wikipedia relevant article:

"ESE is notably a core of Microsoft Exchange Server and Active Directory. Its purpose is to allow applications to store and retrieve data via indexed and sequential access. Windows Mail and Desktop Search in the Windows Vista operating system also make use of ESE to store indexes and property information respectively."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extensible_Storage_Engine

MIKLO on 2017-01-04 16:36

Well that sure clears that up lol, but really like many apps a user has a need and finds a solution that works for them and then passes along their work for others to freely use. In my mind that's the way its supposed to be.
MIKLO

Spacegirl on 2020-07-23 18:41

I think this is a very useful application

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Zim v0.75.0

Andrew Lee on 7 Oct 2022
  • 67MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Oct 2022
  • 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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BitComet v1.93

Ennovy on 7 Sep 2022
  • 41MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Aug 2022
  • Suggested by xlioilx

BitComet is a manager for web, FTP and BitTorrent downloads supporting simultaneous connections, file queue, selected torrent package contents, fast-resume, chatting, disk cache, speed limits, port mapping, proxy, IP filter etc.

The download includes both 32 and 64-bit versions.

Note: Many years ago, BitComet attracted a lot of critics due to its non-compliance with several standards. While still developed in China, most issues have since been resolved.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder.
Stealth: ? No. Writes a few window-related settings to the registry.
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "non-installation version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch BitComet.exe or BitComet_x64.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: Free Download Manager, qBitTorrent
What's new? See: https://bitcomet.com/en/changelog
Latest comments
Midas on 2018-05-17 14:09

Confirmed just now: https://www.bitcomet.com/en/archive/ shows links for both packages but all you get is an error for v1.50. Alternative download locations pointed to by the homepage don't work either.

kiwichick888 on 2022-09-07 03:55

The website link is incorrect. It link points to qbittorrent.org

Ennovy on 2022-09-07 06:20

@kiwichick888: I changed the website link. Thanks for reporting this

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