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Nominate the best new portablefreeware of 2014

#1 Post by webfork » Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:45 pm

Edit 1: nominations are in! Vote here before Jan 3, 2015.

Edit 2: HDDB was the winner :) Congrats

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Thanks to everyone on the site who helped get us up to 72 added programs in 2014! That's an average of a new entry every five days. In case a strong program slipped by me this year, I was interested to hear everyone's favorites and maybe pick a "best of". Once we have a few programs that are getting high ratings, I'll set up a poll to determine the winner.

Programs added in 2014:
DayDiff
CSVpad
SimpleProgramDebugger
1-4a Datestat
Tixati
DirSync Pro
TVideoDownloader
ImageCacheViewer
PCI-Z
Earl
OooPlayer
Snap2HTML
IsMyHdOK
LazPaint
ZoomIt Portable
X-HotkeyP
UnityPDF
DriveSort
Image Uploader
RolloSONIC
VaultPad
epCheck
Instagiffer Portable
3D Youtube Downloader
Bombermaaan
ZipInstaller
URL Snooper
kLED
ProcessCounter
DI Radio Player
WifiChannelMonitor
Magnifixer
ColorMania
Bittorrent Sync
7+ Taskbar Tweaker
Spews
Wallpaper Welder
Textreme
Vigenere+
LICEcap
XCOPY Frontend
Tweaking.com Registry Backup
HexChat
EagleGet
InstalledDriversList
Euler Math Toolbox
DocFetcher
TraceRouteOK
TEBookConverter
InstagramSaver
WinCompose
FolderTimeUpdate
Numculator
SigcheckGUI
sChecklist
ChordEase
Slimjet
SkypeContactsView
GeekUninstaller
OpenSaveFilesView
Music Collection
WinDataReflector
The Levelator
RSS Guard
TakeOwnershipPro
Anuran
HDDB
Qualia Lan Messenger
Emsisoft Emergency Kit
AdiIRC
AutoVer
PhotoDemon
... On the other hand, if an individual program gets the focus of the nominations, we'll skip over the poll step and call it a year. :)

Thanks everyone again.
Last edited by webfork on Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:57 pm, edited 4 times in total.
Reason: [removed 2nd bomberman :) ... thanks romulus]

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Re: Nominate the best new portablefreeware of 2014

#2 Post by romulous » Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:13 pm

Bombermaaan was so good, it gets listed twice!

(Bottom of first column, top of second column)

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Re: Nominate the best new portablefreeware of 2014

#3 Post by joby_toss » Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:58 pm

My top 5 (most used):
1. epCheck
2. AdiIRC
3. LICEcap
4. Slimjet
5. Emsisoft Emergency Kit

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Re: Nominate the best new portablefreeware of 2014

#4 Post by I am Baas » Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:50 pm

Warning... I am biased.

1. LICEcap
2. Anuran
3.. PhotoDemon
4. LazPaint
5. UnityPDF / WinCompose

BTW some software on the list was just re-added in 2014.

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Re: Nominate the best new portablefreeware of 2014

#5 Post by TP109 » Sat Dec 20, 2014 1:41 am

Favorites based on frequency of use:
1. Hddb
2. UnityPDF / Wincompose
3. Geekuninstaller
4. Zoomit portable
5. SigcheckGUI

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Re: Nominate the best new portablefreeware of 2014

#6 Post by billon » Sat Dec 20, 2014 2:45 am

LazPaint UnityPDF 3D Youtube Downloader ColorMania TEBookConverter HDDB

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Re: Nominate the best new portablefreeware of 2014

#7 Post by Userfriendly » Sat Dec 20, 2014 3:57 am

I only really use 3 of the listed software frequently.
1. HDDB
2. 3D Youtube Downloader
3. EagleGet

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Re: Nominate the best new portablefreeware of 2014

#8 Post by Midas » Sat Dec 20, 2014 5:03 am

My hitlist, in no particular order:
  • EagleGet
    3D Youtube Downloader
    Anuran
    HDDB
    AutoVer

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Re: Nominate the best new portablefreeware of 2014

#9 Post by Wolfghost » Sat Dec 20, 2014 6:49 am

Naa only 3 here:

3D Youtube Downloader
DirSync Pro
PhotoDemon

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Re: Nominate the best new portablefreeware of 2014

#10 Post by freakazoid » Sat Dec 20, 2014 3:29 pm

Thanks for everyone's top apps of the year!

I haven't really been following what's been going on in freeware for the past year so this really helps.

- HDDB - What a great app! Just found out about this because of this thread and it's at my #1 spot on this list already :) I was just using Everything the other day and was wondering why the sorting took forever (in most cases even not responding). The only issue is its large memory usage (around 79MB vs. 4MB), but that's acceptable to an app that I barely have to run often.

- LICEcap - Been using this since 2013, but I see it was added in 2014 ;)

- UnityPDF - Always nice to have alternative PDF processing apps. I believe I was using PDFTK Builder before.

- 7+ Taskbar Tweaker - Helps tweak taskbar stuff. I've used it on and off over the past year. Most notably to manually arrange thumbnails in the taskbar.

Honorable Mentions

- VaultPad is intriguing as it saves its encrypted file as an XML file, but both parties require the VaultPad app to encode and view the file.

- The Levelator is an audio app I recommended back in 2007 to normalize audio files. Glad to see it included 7 years later :)
is it stealth? ;)

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Re: Nominate the best new portablefreeware of 2014

#11 Post by tproli » Sun Dec 21, 2014 2:24 am

My top 5 from the list:

- LazPaint
- Instagiffer Portable
- DI Radio Player
- LICEcap
- TakeOwnershipPro

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Re: Nominate the best new portablefreeware of 2014

#12 Post by Specular » Mon Dec 22, 2014 6:08 pm

Those I've used from that list:

- 7+ Taskbar Tweaker
- HexChat
- Numculator
- ZoomIt Portable

Personal two standouts:

1. Hexchat
2. 7+ Taskbar Tweaker

Although I discovered 7+TT independently and use it non-portably it's a very useful app, and the only one that allows for adjusting a vertical taskbar width narrower than the default. While HexChat is the only IRC client I've liked of the several I've tried.

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Re: Nominate the best new portablefreeware of 2014

#13 Post by Andrew Lee » Wed Dec 24, 2014 2:17 pm

My list (unordered)

- EagleGet
- UnityPDF (unfortunately project will end Jan-2015)
- PhotoDemon
- ChordEase

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Re: Nominate the best new portablefreeware of 2014

#14 Post by bzl333 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 2:51 pm

3D Youtube Downloader is the best new entry imo. also going to check out HDDB per freakazoid's recommendation.

is there a way to see the latest new apps added in order (excluding the updated programs)? this would be useful to me.

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Re: Nominate the best new portablefreeware of 2014

#15 Post by TP109 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 5:07 pm

Have to agree with 3D Youtube Downloader. Should have added that to my list.

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