Latest entries (500)

FastStone Capture v5.3

billon on 22 Aug 2020
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Feb 2007
  • Suggested by Fluffy

FastStone Capture is a powerful, flexible and intuitive screen-capture utility. It allows you to capture anything on the screen including windows, objects, full screen, rectangle regions, freehand-selected regions and scrolling windows/web pages. It has innovative features such as a floating Capture Panel, hotkeys, resizing, cropping, text annotation, printing, e-mailing, screen magnifier and many more.

Reported to function in Windows 7 and in Linux under WINE.

Note: FastStone Capture went payware starting from v5.4 so I have made the last freeware version available (v5.3) for direct download as the license agreement does not prohibit redistribution.

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of drive-less absolute path (eg. \docs\personal\work.doc without the drive letter)
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FSCapture.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Greenshot, PicPick, ShareX
What's new?
  • Compatible with Windows Vista.
  • Improved quality of 256 color PNG/GIF output.
  • Added:
    • To Email to the Output list;
    • Reset to Primary Screen (only available in Multi-monitor system) to the tray icon's popup menu.
Latest comments
webfork on 2016-06-02 02:58

@jimdorey: I'm a little confused why we had a listing that this works with Win10 -- it really doesn't. When this version of the program stopped being developed, Win7 wasn't even out yet. Anyway, I recommend trying another software package for that OS. I've updated the entry.

joby_toss on 2016-06-02 11:49

@jimdorey: v5.3 works fine on my win 10 x64 using a 1080p screen resolution. Maybe you're using a high DPI screen/4k monitor, and only the last version (8.4, payware, but worth every penny) works fine in that case.

__philippe on 2016-10-14 15:57

Don't care for FSC freeware near inaudible screenshot audio cue ?

Never fear: Everything you always wanted to know about...
Grafting a neater camera-like snapshot sound to FastStone Capture v5.3...;-)

http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=83541#p83541

Cheers,

__philippe

See all

Everything v1.4.1.1003 Updated

billon on 8 Jan 2021
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by Drutt

Everything is a powerful search tool that locates files and folders by file name instantly, and includes an FTP and Web server interface. It also can search files by their contents. Unlike Windows search, Everything initially displays all files and folders on your computer. You simply type in part of the desired file name to limit what files and folders are displayed instantly. The more you type, the more specific the list becomes.

Note that the instant-search capability only works on NTFS/ReFS-formatted drives and only uses file and folder names in a file index. The program can separately catalog non-NTFS/ReFS and network servers for searching on a schedule.

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 "Portable" ZIP package depending on your OS and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Everything.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: HDDB, Ultra File Search Lite, UltraSearch
What's new? See:
https://www.voidtools.com/Changes.txt
https://www.voidtools.com/support/everything/whats_new/.
Latest comments
Nh on 2017-04-29 18:41

In case it does not remembers sort order, you have to edit 2 lines in Everything.ini:

sort=Type
always_keep_sort=1

__philippe on 2019-01-26 04:54

Everything v1.4.1.932

Cumulative detailed changelog: https://www.voidtools.com/Changes.txt

Bruce on 2020-07-30 21:07

This is a great program. I've found very helpful tracking down misplaced or seemingly lost files.

See all

Angry IP Scanner v2.21

billon on 27 Sep 2018
  • 108KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Apr 2004
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Angry IP Scanner is a fast IP scanner that can ping a range of IP addresses to check if they are alive, then optionally resolve hostnames, scan ports, etc. The program is useful for network administrators to monitor and manage their networks.

Note: Current versions of this program require Java. Until this is tested as portable, we are linking to the previous non-Java version.

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Windows registry. But given the nature of the application, I think it can be accepted as portable. An option is provided to delete registry entries upon user's request.
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download IPscan221.EXE to a folder of your choice and launch.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2014-03-14 15:18

@Craunch

One more reason to use the older legacy version instead, which, afaik, does not need Java.

__philippe

webfork on 2014-03-14 21:30

Craunch: just added a note to the entry.

__philippe on 2016-01-30 17:10

As illustrated in the forum http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=78597
AdvancedIPscanner is NOT portable.

Besides, the package contains no less than 45 distinct files, including umpteen dll's, for a bloated total of 8.8MB, versus AngryIPscanner single 108KB *.exe.

Take you pick...;-)

See all

BinText v3.00

billon on 3 Apr 2019
  • 37KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Dec 2000
  • Suggested by __philippe

BinText is a file text scanner / extractor that helps find character strings buried in binary files. The program can extract text from any kind of file and display plain ASCII text, Unicode (double byte ANSI) text, as well as Resource strings. Additional useful information for each item is included in the "Advanced" mode. Uniquely, the program will show both the file offset and the memory offset of each string found.

Although primarily targeted for programmers, it can be used by anyone interested in ferreting out character strings buried within binary files.

Note: Although updated versions of the program exist, the 3.00 version is listed for reasons described in forums.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch bintext.exe.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2013-07-15 08:17

Here is an old (2006) but interesting narrative about using Bintext for viewing Unicode strings in executables.

http://blog.didierstevens.com/2006/07/07/viewing-strings-in-executables/

__philippe

__philippe on 2013-07-26 18:24

BinText at your finger_tip: (WinXP tested)

Place a shortcut to Bintext in your Windows SendTo folder so that you can quickly send files to BinText by right-clicking on their names and choosing Send To -> BinText from the drop-down menu.

You can set this up by right-clicking on bintext.exe, selecting Copy then open up your WindowsSendTo folder, right click the mouse and select Paste Shortcut

As an added bonus, files get automatically loaded in BinText "Advanced view" mode, no need even for clicking the GO button...;-)

__philippe

Add comment

Imagine v1.1.1 Updated

billon on 11 Dec 2020
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Nov 2020
  • Suggested by infimum

Imagine is a lightweight, fast and easy to use image viewer with basic graphics and animation edit features. Other features include viewing internals of archives (ZIP, RAR, 7z etc.), screen capture, batch conversion, thumbnail browser, slideshow and metadata disclosure. Additional formats support available through plugins.

Category:
Runs on:WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete Total Commander plugins and unnecessary language files
  3. Create a file named Imagine.ini with the following content:

    [BrowserOption]
    ThumbnailDirectory=2

  4. Launch Imagine.exe or Imagine64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: IrfanView
What's new?
  • Added: Toolbar preferences - 'Button dimensions'.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-08-07 09:13

Allelluia !
Imagine has Risen from Limbo, after a mere five years in hibernation...;-)

Complete Changelog history: (2003-2017)

http://www.nyam.pe.kr/dev/imagine/doc/Whatsnew.txt

Word to the wise:
Backup your current "imagine.ini" before merrily installing the new version...

Midas on 2017-08-09 11:15

While reaching for the changelog just now: "This site is now out of traffic. Please visit later." :(

__philippe on 2017-08-09 14:11

Imagine falling prey to its born-again success, I suspect ?
Its Byus.Net host is enforcing traffic choking, temporarily, one would hope...:-(

PS
To the lucky dames/fellows who grabbed the new distro before this recent server hiccup :
a full changelog is also included as a "whatsnew.txt" in Imagine_1.1.0_Unicode.zip.

See all

IrfanView v4.57 Updated

billon on 14 Jan 2021
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

IrfanView is a viewer for a wide variety of image, audio and video formats. The program includes batch processing, creation of panoramic images, edition of multi-page TIFF files, lossless JPEG rotate/crop and effects such as sharpen and blur. Other tools such as screen capture, scanner, slideshow, plugin support and ability to capture icons from EXE or DLL.

Alternatively, IrfanView Portable is also available and updates drive letters and handles registry keys.

Category:
Runs on:WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCR\IrfanView
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use (the installer is adware)
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete iv_uninstall.exe
  3. Optionally, download the plugins ZIP package and extract the contents to the Plugins sub folder
  4. Launch i_view32.exe or i_view64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
Note: Plugins adds more than 20 megs to the size and support for more graphics, audio, video and more. Plugins for OCR and PDF tools are available separate download -- see the thread in forums on how to enable them with portable installations.
Similar/alternative apps: XnView, Imagine, FastStone Image Viewer
What's new? See:
https://www.irfanview.com/main_history.htm
Latest comments
__philippe on 2019-12-26 11:53

Some recent plugins for IrfanView 4.54-32bit no longer work under XP,
specifically WebP.dll 4.54-32bit...:-(

Pertinent external comments:
https://irfanview-forum.de/showthread.php?t=12273

__philippe on 2020-03-06 14:54

IrfanView's developer Irfan Skiljan kindly suggested a workaround for the broken webP.dll Plugin under Win XP :

https://www.irfanview.info/files/iview453_plugins.zip

IrfanView 4.54
+ webP.dll 4.51 Plugin (Link date 20/02/2018; Size 204,288 bytes)
+ Win XP
= eternal bliss...;-)

Cornflower on 2020-10-22 10:31

Many plugins were also updated in this version, so IrfanView recommends updating them if you update IrfanView itself.

"Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions:"
https://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm

See all

AutoHotkey v1.1.33.02

billon on 17 Jul 2020
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Jul 2020
  • Suggested by Jon Pajela

AutoHotkey is a powerful automation and scripting tool with an option to export to a self-contained executable. Possible uses include assigning the hotkey "Ctrl-Alt-F" to launch Firefox, making abbreviations expand to their full definition as you type them, or saving time by setting the computer to auto-click a confirmation screen.

The program can create entire applications and has been used to create many hosted here on PortableFreeware including 7plus, WallPaper Randomizer, Gridy and many more.

Note: Pulover's Macro Creator can be used as a macro recorder and includes an "Export to AHK" function.

Category:
Runs on:WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Places an ahk script file in user documents by default
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AutoHotkeyU32.exe or AutoHotkeyU64.exe (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: AutoIt
What's new? See:
https://github.com/Lexikos/AutoHotkey_L/releases
Latest comments
lintalist on 2015-03-08 08:24

Update v1.1.20.00 - new features & bug fixes: http://ahkscript.org/docs/AHKL_ChangeLog.htm

Checker on 2015-03-08 11:32

@ lintalist: Thanks ... and updated ;)

shnbwmn on 2016-03-13 17:01

I'm not sure if this has been mentioned yet, but if you download the installer and extract, you get all the exes (32/64 unicode and ansi), Window Spy, the help chm, a template and the ahk2exe compiler.

See all

Core Temp v1.16

billon on 8 Aug 2020
  • 914KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Jun 2020
  • Suggested by JohnW

Core Temp is a small footprint yet powerful program to monitor processor temperature and other vital system information. The program can track temperatures on individual processor cores, useful for advanced diagnostics or checking that cooling tools are functioning properly.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "standalone version" ZIP package (32 or 64-bit) and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Core Temp.exe.
What's new? New:
  • Intel 10th generation CPU support (Cannon/Ice/Comet Lake).
  • Package Power reading for AMD Zen based CPUs.
  • Very preliminary Intel Tiger Lake support.
  • Preliminary AMD Renoir support.
  • AMD Picasso detection.
  • Intel Lakefield detection.
Changed:
  • Expand available information on unsupported Intel CPUs.
  • Improve stepping detection on supported Intel CPUs.
  • Frequency detection changes for Nahelem/Westmere to make it consistent with newer Intel CPUs.
Fixed:
  • System hangs during ATI SMBus dump in AIDA64.
  • Crash when display DPI changes.
  • Crash when opening Settings dialog.
  • Main window incorrectly resized when display DPI changes.
  • High CPU usage on unsupported Intel CPUs.
Latest comments
I am Baas on 2013-06-04 03:39

@webfork
There's a "More downloads..." link on the developer's Website. "How to extract" mentions that, but nunz failed to RTFT.

webfork on 2013-06-04 20:23

Baas: no prob, thanks for direct-linking the 32 and 64-bit versions. Adding a notice about the adware version.

TP109 on 2014-09-05 05:39

In spite of the adware issues, I think this is the easiest-to-use and to setup CPU temperature application. It's on all my PCs and I've never had a problem with it. Just set it and forget it. The digital temperature display in the system tray is very visible and useful when resource-heavy apps are running. I'm surprised this isn't rated higher.

See all

Process Explorer v16.32

billon on 18 Sep 2020
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Process Explorer is an advanced task manager. It is an indispensable tool for both beginners and power users. I use it all the time to kill tasks that refuse to be killed, or find what which processes are still holding on to a particular file or DLL so it refuses to be deleted.

Alternatively, Process Explorer Portable is also available, which is stealth.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Windows registry
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete Eula.txt and procexp64a.exe
  3. Launch procexp.exe or procexp64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Process Hacker
What's new? See:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/#whats-new-rss-icon
Latest comments
__philippe on 2018-12-11 07:39

Glad to report Process Explorer v16.22 still runs merrily under WinXP,
despite SysInternals warnings to the contrary...;-)

Peter202 on 2019-04-04 08:38

I don't think it is portable. I just reinstalled Windows 7 and after launching Process Explorer i found that all settings are lost.

Midas on 2019-04-05 07:21

@Peter202: as noted above, Process Explorer saves settings to the Windows registry so is in fact not conventionally portable. It has been allowed, though, due to its nature and the trivial settings kept. If you want complete portability, check the Portable Apps package, also linked in the entry.

See all

Autoruns v13.98

billon on 24 Jun 2020
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Apr 2020
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Autoruns shows programs that run during system bootup or login, as well as entries in the order Windows processes them. These programs include ones in your startup folder, Run, RunOnce and other Registry keys. You can configure Autoruns to show other locations, including Explorer shell extensions, toolbars, browser helper objects, Winlogon notifications, auto-start services and much more. Autoruns goes way beyond the MSConfig utility.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder).

Alternatively, Autoruns Portable is stealth and will only show the EULA once.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Windows registry
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete Autoruns64.dll, Autoruns64a.dll, Autoruns64a.exe, autorunsc.exe, autorunsc64.exe, autorunsc64a.exe and Eula.txt
  3. Launch Autoruns.exe or Autoruns64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Startup Control Panel
What's new? See:
https://docs.microsoft.com/sysinternals/#whats-new-rss
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-09-12 10:36

Autoruns v13.80 released 11SEP2017

SysInternals' changelogs, scrimpy as they used to be, have disappeared altogether.

See gripes about SysInternals' site recent overhaul...:-(
https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=87869#p87869

__philippe on 2017-09-13 14:07

I'll be damned ! Sysinternals' utilities changelogs ersatz have not quite vanished, after all,
but are definitely (deliberately?) well hidden from sight:

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/sysinternals/2017/09/

PS
Looks like one of TPFC's eminent updates contributor was in the know all along ...;-)

MoisheP on 2018-12-10 21:35

Though v. 13.93 is available here, at Portable Freeware, the MS site only has v. 13.91 . Is this version again being recalled by MS?

See all

IP2 v1.04

webfork on 15 Dec 2018
  • 17KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Sep 2006
  • Suggested by guinness

IP2 shows your machine's IP addresses on both Wide and Local Area Networks (WAN and LAN). While most tools focus on the local address, this provides the address from the perspective of an "outsider" on the Internet. This is useful in diagnostics, connectivity, and analysis.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch IP2.exe.
What's new?
  • Updated to reflect out of date or changed web sites.
Latest comments
iHmB on 2010-07-24 04:41

Awesome~ I'm sick of going to a website to find my IP.

Irgen on 2011-01-22 05:02

when I use proxy the IP2 not work right,is display my router ip,not proxy ip

Add comment

7-Zip Portable v19.00 Rev 3 Updated

lintalist on 21 Nov 2020
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Nov 2020
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

7-Zip is an archive manager that can view and create a wide variety of formats. The program includes folder favorites, optional two-pane view, checksum calculator, file split/combine capability and more. Individual archives can be created with high speed or high compression settings, update options (including update, add/replace, synchronize), split volumes and more. Archives can be secured with standard zip or more secure AES encryption.

Although the official archiver for the open, high-compression "7z" format, the program also supports the creation of multiple formats including ZIP, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR and WIM. It will extract a long list of other formats, among them RAR, CAB, ISO, ARJ, RPM, VHD, VMDK etc. Even more formats are supported through third-party plugins. Supports many world languages.

Additionally, to use alternative toolbar and file icons, 7-Zip Theme Manager is available.

7-Zip Portable is a wrapper from PortableApps.com, auto-detecting 32 or 64-bit automatically. Alternatively, X-7zip is also available.

There is also a 7-Zip standalone console version.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch 7-ZipPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PeaZip, IZArc, BandiZip
What's new? See:
https://7-zip.org/history.txt
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2018-04-15 17:54

@Provy
See this screen - https://vgy.me/ukbcPz.png

DzejPy on 2018-04-18 03:15

@Provy
BandiZip has more SFX archive parameters - https://vgy.me/bgqCJ4.jpg
https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2397

AndTheWolf on 2019-02-01 14:58

PortableApps.com came out with v18.06 yesterday.

See all

SpaceSniffer v1.3.0.2

billon on 3 Oct 2016
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Oct 2016
  • Suggested by donald

SpaceSniffer is a graphical disk use analysis software with available filtering. It can break down display into individual folders and files. Uses a special "Treemap" to display disk use (a concept invented by Prof. Ben Shneiderman).

A page of tips and tricks for use is available.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware (Donations Welcome)
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SpaceSniffer.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed binary export file format (Version 2). Now text elements are encoded in Base64 format to prevent special characters corruption. Version 1 files are still readable.
Latest comments
Mike.S.G. on 2011-05-20 06:43

@Gmacri

Select the 'Path' to scan if you don't want a whole drive.

mrpink on 2012-01-29 21:08

I think i'll keep this one. WinDirStat is prettier but Spacesniffer is way faster and natively portable

spicydog on 2016-10-04 07:46

Awesome application!

Until you try it you cannot really appreciate it... After all that applies to 99% of things in life ;)

See all

SpaceMonger v1.4.0

bzl333 on 21 Feb 2015
  • 219KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Oct 2000
  • Suggested by Ram C. Dutta

SpaceMonger is a tool for keeping track of the free space on your computer. Each file or folder on a given drive is displayed in a box in the main window whose size is a relative comparison to all the other files in your system.

Note: v1.4.0 is the last freeware version.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Windows registry. But given the nature of the application, I think it can be accepted as portable.
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SpaceMonger.exe.
Latest comments
DG on 2011-11-10 21:04

I agree with TP109. This scans drives, directories & files easily 4x as fast as the other programs I've tried. The size of files & folders in the visual interface is quite accurate as well, so you get a spot-on idea of what's taking up the most space on your drive. And did I mention it's only 1 exe file? Highly reccomended!

Emka on 2011-12-28 07:28

there are betas and an old v2.x release available, dont know if trial and portable

I am Baas on 2011-12-28 08:10

V1.4.0 is the last freeware version.

See all

Process Hacker v2.39

billon on 29 Mar 2016

Process Hacker is a feature-packed tool for manipulating processes and services on your computer. Includes a simple, customized tree view, detailed performance graphs, list of network connections, comprehensive process list (including hidden), full control over processes, rootkit termination, and DLL controls.

Alternatively, Process Hacker Portable is stealth.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Settings location is specified by passing the -settings parameter to Process Hacker, together with the full path to the settings file.
Stealth: ? No. To make stealth:
  1. Delete/rename kprocesshacker.sys before launch or start the program with -nokph argument. Note that this will disable some advanced features
  2. Delete/rename plugins\UserNotes.dll before launch. The UserNotes plugin saves its settings in %APPDATA%\Process Hacker 2\usernotesdb.xml
  3. Although there is no automatic update checker, avoid this option in the Help menu as it will leave a trace in the Internet Explorer browser cache
License: GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file named ProcessHacker.exe.settings.xml in the x86 subfolder for 32-bit or x64 for 64-bit
  3. Launch ProcessHacker.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Process Explorer
What's new?
Latest comments
misan on 2016-02-02 17:39

btw the link for the BAT launcher seems to be broken.

SYSTEM on 2016-02-03 07:48

I added a link to Process Hacker Portable.

misan on 2016-02-04 20:15

Thank you.
It's a great app, I personally prefer it over Process Explorer.

See all

ImgBurn v2.5.8.0

billon on 25 Feb 2018
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Jun 2017
  • Suggested by Ben Laufer

ImgBurn writes most types of image files for CD, DVD, HD DVD and Blu-ray burning. It supports the latest writers (including booktype/bitsetting on many of the major ones such as BenQ, LiteOn, NEC, Plextor, Sony etc.). You can also ImgBurn to erase/format your rewritable media.

Includes disc testing, verification (that files are exactly the same as those on the disc) and supports many world languages.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Copy or move the contents of $INSTDIR to a folder of your choice
  3. Create an empty text file in this folder and paste the following:

    [Settings]
    PortableMode=1
    FILELOCATIONS_GraphDataFiles=.\Graph Data Files\
    FILELOCATIONS_ImageFiles=.\Image Files\
    FILELOCATIONS_LogFiles=.\Log Files\
    FILELOCATIONS_ProjectFiles=.\Project Files\
    FILELOCATIONS_QueueFiles=.\Queue Files\

  4. Rename this text file ImgBurn.ini
  5. Finally, launch ImgBurn.exe
Similar/alternative apps: InfraRecorder
What's new? See:
http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=changelog
Latest comments
fang-face on 2015-04-15 00:52

"Copy or move the contents of $INSTDIR to a folder of your choice":
I just extracted using uniextract (2. try: 7zip, same result). There is no $INSTDIR, only $PLUGINSDIR, SOUNDS and files imgburn.exe, imgburnpreview.exe, readme.txt.
I suppose this altogether is equivalent to $INSTDIR ? At least it seems to work and afterwards the ini is 18KiB and it created dir "Log Files".

smaragdus on 2015-04-15 04:09

I confirm that *fang-face* is right- the extraction of the latest version of ImgBurn (2.5.8.0) with Universal Extractor version 1.6.1 or with 7-Zip version 9.20 doesn't create any '$INSTDIR' directory.

alanc on 2016-09-25 11:58

"Includes disc testing, verification (that files are exactly the same as those on the disc)"

Re verification: I'm not sure, but I think the program only verifies that the burned content is readable. I don't see the source drive active during this process.

I always verify with WinMerge after burning:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1259

See all

SMPlayer v21.1.0 Updated

billon on 10 Jan 2021
  • 72MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by Jainendra

SMPlayer is a feature-rich, skinnable player that views most media without any dependency on installed codecs, as well as streaming media, Youtube and DVD video. Audio, video and subtitle settings for individual files are all remembered between sessions so you can start again exactly where and how you left off. Supports subtitle downloading, youtube support, audio and subtitles delay adjustment, equalizer, filters, playlist support and much more.

The program is a frontend for MPlayer, mpv and mplayer2 that also works on Linux. Alternatively, X-SMPlayer and SMPlayer Portable (stealth and adjusts paths) are also available.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes. Under Options, Preferences, select Advanced, Advanced, and make sure Pass short filenames (8+3) to MPlayer is selected.
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the "portable" 7Z package (32- or 64-bit) and extract using a 7-Zip-compatible program to a folder of your choice. Launch smplayer.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: MPC-HC, VLC, PotPlayer
What's new? See:
https://www.smplayer.info/changes
Latest comments
fullbug on 2016-08-03 21:40

Never mind, figured it out, thank you, great player.....

MIKLO on 2017-05-13 17:04

Been using for a very long time,this software will open and play audio,video when all others fail.
MIKLO

juverax on 2020-09-02 13:04

Currently the 32-bit version actually points to the 64-bit version (sourceforge).
The correct download link for the 32-bit version is:
https://managedway.dl.sourceforge.net/project/smplayer/SMPlayer/20.6.0/smplayer-20.6.0-win32.exe

See all

PeaZip v7.7.0 Updated

billon on 8 Jan 2021
  • 37MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by Yucca

PeaZip is a feature-rich file archiver with broad support for 200+ file types. The file manager interface includes a hash tool, file wipe, file associations, file splitter, themes, estimated compression level, system benchmark, image crop/rename and much more.

Formats supported include most mainstream archive formats, including ZIP, 7Z, ACE, BZIP2, CAB, GZIP, TAR, UPX, ZIPX, as well as it's own PEA format. Can extact but not create MSI and RAR files.

Cross platform (Linux/BSD) and a 64-bit version is available. Alternatively, PeaZip Portable portablizes bookmarks and includes both 32 and 64-bit versions, automatically using the proper one on each PC. Note that tools setup through the Task Scheduler are not portable.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU LGPL
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch peazip.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: 7-Zip, IZArc, Bandizip
What's new? See:
https://peazip.github.io/changelog.html#latest_software_release
Latest comments
AndTheWolf on 2014-11-16 17:37

Download link (http://www.peazip.org/peazip-portable.html) raises a 404 "not found" error. Link instead just to http://www.peazip.org/ or to http://peazip.sourceforge.net/peazip-portable.html.

webfork on 2014-11-16 18:56

AndTheWolf: Joby updated, thanks for the note

Happy.Camper2 on 2014-12-24 02:22

My experience with PeaZip is to go to:

HomePage: http://www.peazip.org/
Download Link: http://www.peazip.org/downloads/peazip-5.5.2.WINDOWS.exe

Happy Holidays to everyone :)

See all

QTranslate v6.8.0.1

billon on 21 Sep 2020
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by I am Baas

QTranslate is a front-end for various translation websites. Open the main window to enter or paste text or simply select text and press a hotkey for a popup translation window. The program also has the ability to search in offline XDXF dictionaries, speech recognition, text to speech synthesis, image text recognition, spell checking, virtual keyboard, search the web and more.

Supported translation services are Google Translate, Bing Translator, Promt, Babylon, Yandex.Translate, youdao, Baidu, Naver and DeepL; dictionaries: ABBYY Lingvo Live, Babylon Dictionary, Google, ImTranslator, Multitran, Oxford Learner Dictionary, Reverso, Urban Dictionary, Wikipedia and WordReference.

Although the hotkeys can be modified, the following are available by default:

  • Show the translation window: CTRL+Q (press CTRL twice for the main window)
  • Speak text: Ctrl+E
  • Perform a web search: Ctrl+W

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Internet Connection
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete License.rtf, and unnecessary locales and themes
  3. Launch QTranslate.exe
What's new? New:
  • DeepL supports Japanese and Chinese Traditional.
  • Indonesian localization.
  • Text size option is applied to history view.
  • Dictionary zoom is saved (Ctrl+ > zoom in, Ctrl- > zoom out, Ctrl0 > default zoom).
Fixed:
  • Promt, DeepL, Papago translation services.
  • Youdao doesn't translate long text.
  • Broken services icons.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-03-13 12:53

@__philippe
I never ever thought of using the installer, I was just testing the download link- the problem with the installer download doesn't appear for the first time. However both primary download links (installer & archive) work fine now.
Thanks to the developer for maintaining and improving the program and for not ruining the interface (so far) like many other freeware developers did recently.

__philippe on 2017-03-13 13:34

@smaragdus

Just teasing, of course...;-)

hamasaki on 2018-07-15 22:43

Download error:

"This application is temporarily over its serving quota. Please try again later."

Seems to happen from time to time. Looks like this guy needs a better hosting package.

See all

AnyBurn v5.2 Updated

billon on 8 Jan 2021
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by joby_toss

AnyBurn is a lightweight CD / DVD / Blu-ray disc burning software with most common features. Includes the ability to burn files/image to disc, create an image from disc, drive info, disc copy, image file conversion (e.g. ISO -> BIN/CUE) and erase rewritable. Can also burn audio files (MP3, FLAC, APE, M4A, WAV, WMA etc.) to audio CD.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder).

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable Version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Choose either AnyBurn(32-bit) or AnyBurn(64-bit) folder, depending on your OS
  3. Delete License.txt and unnecessary language files
  4. Create a file named anyburn.ini with the following contents:

    [Settings]
    CheckUpgrade=-2147483648


  5. Launch AnyBurn.exe
What's new?
  • Improve DMG file support.
  • Some minor bug fixes and enhancements.
Latest comments
PAFuser on 2019-04-25 09:41

Defender does not like 4.5 either. Tried 32 and 64 bit, neither will run. Standing with 4.3 64-bit.

webfork on 2019-04-26 21:13

@PAFuser - I'd recommend running it past VirusTotal rather than relying on Defender. It's very likely a false positive.

MoisheP on 2020-02-05 19:40

Finally, v. 4.8 can be installed on Windows without being aborted by Defender and it is no longer flagged by VirusTotalcom engines. The last two versions had been unusable for those reasons.

See all

Don't Sleep v7.77 Updated

billon on 10 Jan 2021
  • 273KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by joby_toss

Don't Sleep helps prevent system Shutdown, Standby, Hibernate, Turn Off and Restart operations. This is useful to temporarily disable automatic power-saving tools without modifying any system settings. Works great for running a presentation, defragmenting a disk, or encoding a large file.

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 "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DontSleep_p.exe or DontSleep_x64_p.exe (for 64-bit OS).
What's new? See:
https://softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/DontSleep/History
Latest comments
YrbkMgr on 2019-10-05 11:37

Super happy with this portable app. Use it to prevent Windows 7 machine from logging me out. Tried a bunch of workarounds to prevent the machine from logging me out (work laptop) when I'm using it at home, no joy. THIS program worked like a charm. THANK YOU!

Saboo on 2020-03-18 07:56

I have been using this app for years and love it.

rbon on 2020-12-02 15:38

Don't Sleep 7.55 released https://www.softwareok.com/?Download=DontSleep

See all

Mp3tag v3.04a Updated

billon on 27 Nov 2020
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Nov 2020
  • Suggested by tedpoe

Mp3tag views, edits and filters metadata for common audio formats. Information can be manually added, removed, imported and exported to a variety of formats. The program supports online freedb database lookups for selected files, allowing you to automatically gather proper tag information for select files or CDs. It can also rename files based on the tag information, replace characters or words from tags and filenames, import/export tag information, create playlists and more.

The program can even generate playlists from provided audio files. Supports ID3, Vorbis Comments, APE, MP4 and TAK Lossless.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. When prompted, select "Portable Installation" and "install" to a folder of your choice
  3. Delete Mp3tagSetup.ini, unnecessary language files and flag icons
  4. Launch Mp3tag.exe
Similar/alternative apps: TagScanner, Kid3
What's new? See:
https://www.mp3tag.de/en/changelog.html
Latest comments
PacMan13x on 2016-11-13 19:22

Wow it works! I tried the latest at the time of writing this comment Mp3tag v2.79 and 7-zip v16.04 on Windows 7. Thank you tedpoe!!

denzi on 2016-12-01 01:36

Extract with 7-zip 16.04 (.paf.exe), but run Mp3tag without add folder and file named "mp3tag.cfg" is okay, added folder and file named "mp3tag.cfg", Mp3tag show "Access denied"

gbrao on 2017-02-17 12:15

[2017-02-17] REL: VERSION 2.81

[2016-12-11] NEW: added portable installation mode that stores settings in application directory and doesn't write information to the registry.

See all

TagScanner v6.1.7 Updated

billon on 12 Jan 2021
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by scamme

TagScanner is a multifunction program for organizing and managing your music collection. It can edit tags of most audio formats, rename files based on the tag information, generate tag information from filenames and perform any transformations of the text from tags and filenames. Album info available via online databases like gnudb, Discogs or MusicBrainz and includes a built-in audio player.

Supports ID3v1, ID3v2, Vorbis comments, APEv2, WindowsMedia and MP4 (iTunes) tags. Includes powerful TAG editor with batch functions and special features and a playlist maker with ability to export playlists to HTML, Excel or any user-defined format.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / 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 Tagscan.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new?
  • New: Special placeholders for extended technical info from FLAC: %_flac_md5% and MPEG: %_mpeg_copyright%, %_mpeg_protectection%, %_mpeg_original%, %_mpeg_private%, %_mpeg_emphasis%.
  • Improved:
    • Speed up reading of tags from huge files;
    • Importing of titles for each media from Musicbrainz releases.
  • Changed: Scripting functions $greater and $longer no longer return true for equal values.
  • Fixed:
    • Reading of ID3 chunks situated in the end of some lossless files larger than 4GB;
    • Wrong selection of now played file when remove some files from list.
Latest comments
EL_DeLino on 2014-08-30 22:32

The Best Tag Editor!

EL_DeLino on 2014-09-01 19:36

v5.1.652 is Online!

http://xdlab.ru/en/download.htm

Checker on 2014-09-01 21:32

@ EL_DeLino: Thanks ... and updated ;)

See all

DxWnd v2.05.61 Updated

billon on 6 Jan 2021
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by Special

DxWnd lets you run many applications that default to fullscreen in a window, ideal for games. The program is a Win32 "hooker" program that intercepts and alters the behavior of window messages and APIs. It picks up events and injects code into the configured tasks to run fullscreen programs in a windowed environment while maintaining expected behavior.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the RAR package and extract (using a decompression tools such as PeaExtractor) to a folder of your choice.
  2. Launch dxwnd.exe.
What's new? See:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/dxwnd/files/Latest build/#readme
Latest comments
Special on 2017-03-25 17:18

Who are you? Like if gho the main guy behind DxWnd move over to Github, only then I would consider it an "official" repo, but other wise it seems pretty unofficial to me when a random person sets one up.

What are some of your contributions to DxWnd? Why didn't gho set it up instead?

refack on 2017-04-22 14:53

@Special, I'm just helping gho with the "mechanics" of the mirror. He owns and approves the mirror.

Midas on 2017-07-04 10:04

Tip: no help files are included in recent builds, so it is advised you grab v2_04_10 from Sourceforge which has the most up to date files.

BTW, the GitHub repository mentioned above by refack is currently empty.

See all

Tor Browser v10.0.8 Updated

billon on 14 Jan 2021
  • 121MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by M@tty

Tor Browser enables secure, anonymous web access to help bypass various forms of censorship, region-blocking, and tracking. The program uses a modified version of the Firefox ESR browser with additional privacy and security features, including always-on access to an anonymous network and no usage history.

Components include the Vidalia Tor client and the NoScript and HTTPS Everywhere add-ons to enhance privacy. The program is the official browser bundle from the makers of Tor.

Functional in 64-bit. Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer, launch, and extract a folder of your choice
  2. Launch Start Tor Browser
  3. When prompted, uncheck the option to add items to your Desktop or Start Menu and then answer a few quick questions about your connection
Similar/alternative apps: Advanced Onion Router
What's new? See:
https://blog.torproject.org/category/tags/tor-browser
Latest comments
ronbo on 2015-06-16 13:40

Version 4.5.2 available.

smaragdus on 2015-09-05 03:36

I needed to connect to an onion site and downloaded the latest version (5.0.2) but Australis makes Tor Browser absolutely terrible and unusable- I do not want to install heaps of add-ons just to restore features the Mozilla idiots removed. I had an earlier version of Tor Browser (3.6.0- before the advent of the abominable Australis) but the perpetual blinking of the Tor button urging for update is unbearable and cannot be disabled. It can be removed from the tool-bar but this way one cannot acquire new identities.

rbon on 2018-09-22 16:46

Starting from version 8.0 Tor project builds both version of TorBrowser: 32 bit and 64 bit.
- TorBrowser page: https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html
- TorBrowser repository: https://dist.torproject.org/torbrowser/8.0.1/
So You can add on description the link for download 64 bit version 'torbrowser-install-win64-8.0.1_en-US.exe'

See all

ConEmu v21.01.12 Updated

billon on 11 Jan 2021
  • 25MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by Midas

ConEmu aims to be handy, comprehensive, fast and reliable terminal window where you may host any console application developed either for WinAPI (cmd, powershell, far) or Unix PTY (cygwin, msys, wsl bash).

As Windows console window enhancement (local terminal emulator), ConEmu presents multiple consoles and simple GUI applications (like PuTTY for example) as one customizable tabbed GUI window with various features.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: BSD 3-Clause License
How to extract: Download the 7Z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ConEmu.exe or ConEmu64.exe.
What's new? See:
https://conemu.github.io/en/Whats_New.html

System Explorer v7.1.0 Updated

vevy on 23 Dec 2020
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Apr 2016
  • Suggested by nunoleite

System Explorer is a tool for accessing a variety of system internals. It can also be used as a Task Manager replacement with detailed information about processes, startup entries, explorer/IE add-ons, uninstallers, services, drivers, connections, opened files etc. It has a registry/file snapshot feature so that changes to the system can be computed and displayed in tree view or text list format. It also has a processes security tool that checks your processes against an online database.

Alternatively, System Explorer Portable is available.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Nagware
How to extract: Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice. The application files can be found under the {app} subfolder. Launch SystemExplorer.exe.
Latest comments
Ayman on 2013-12-10 23:28

i need to be able to run this app from a CD, it runs will but when i try to exit it won't close because it tries to write to the app folder (on the CD) and it fails of course, is there anything i can get around this issue?

bzl333 on 2014-12-25 16:17

keeps improving.

billon on 2016-04-22 02:05

Updated to 7.1.0, but portable version is gone, previous is gone, everything is gone, see more in forum topic

See all

HashMyFiles v2.37

billon on 1 Oct 2020
  • 97KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Oct 2020
  • Suggested by infimum

HashMyFiles is a small utility that allows you to generate unique file identifiers (hashes) using a variety of popular checks. These can help determine if a file has been modified or corrupted, as well as help determine the file's reputation by submitting to the VirusTotal database for malware analysis.

Formats supported range form fast to secure with CRC32, MD5, SHA1/-256/-512/-384. The various hashing information can be saved to a report (text/HTML/XML/CSV/TSV) that includes name, path, dates, file size, version and other info.

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / 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 HashMyFiles.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Hash, HashGenerator
What's new?
  • Added option to choose another font (name and size) to display in the main window (Options -> Select Another Font).
Latest comments
Special on 2019-08-21 10:46

Blows my mind how stagnate NirSoft's programs become, HashMyFiles still doesn't have a way to "Delete files to Recycle Bin" or similar. And all his programs are still plagued with DPI/multi-monitor issues years after reporting about them.

billon on 2019-08-21 20:35

@__philippe:

Fix was about "Explorer context menu" which have absolutely nothing to do with TPFC, so I dared to omit such details

__philippe on 2019-08-22 05:25

@billon

Aha!…Light in the Midst of Darkness…! Ta !
That'll teach me the virtue of first double checking at the very source of any discontent…;-)

See all

SoftPerfect Network Scanner v6.2.1

billon on 2 Dec 2016
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Oct 2016
  • Suggested by NewKreation

SoftPerfect Network Scanner is a feature-rich, multi-threaded network scanner to find and identify network resources. Includes IP, NetBIOS and SNMP, can ping computers, scans for listening TCP ports, and shows what types of resources are shared (including system and hidden). In addition, it allows you to mount shared resources as network drives, browse them using Windows Explorer, filter the results list and more.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder).

NOTE: latest versions of this program has gone commercial; linking to last available freeware version (thanks UserFriendly).

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Select either 32-bit or 64-bit folder (depending on your OS)
  3. Launch the program by using "netscan.exe /ini" or "netscan.exe /xml"
Similar/alternative apps: NetBScanner
What's new? Added:
  • Passing PowerShell scripts as Base64 to wrap DOS-unfriendly symbols.
  • New expressions "Less than" and "Greater than" to the filter conditions.
  • Conditional column highlighting if a row value meets a specific criterion.
  • A list of disregarded account names in User and Group Membership queries.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-07-20 07:17

SoftPerfect Network Scanner 6.0.7 has been released, changes:
2015-07-19 - 6.0.7
· Added an option to allow ARP outside current subnet.
· Added adapter name in the auto detection dialog.
· Added official Windows 10 support.

Checker on 2015-07-20 18:38

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

giulia on 2016-12-02 11:13

hi
is not free anymore :(

See all

Wireless Network Watcher v2.23 Updated

billon on 29 Dec 2020
  • 421KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Dec 2020
  • Suggested by guinness

Wireless Network Watcher scans your wireless or small wired network and displays the list of all computers and devices that are currently connected to your network. For every computer or device that is connected to your network, IP & MAC addresses, the company that manufactured the network card and optionally the computer name are all listed.

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 WNetWatcher.exe.

Optionally, download the latest MAC addresses file to the same folder.
What's new?
  • Updated the internal MAC addresses database.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2014-09-01 10:09

Wireless Network Watcher 1.72 released.

Checker on 2014-09-01 14:57

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

MIKLO on 2017-08-25 14:16

Nirsoft is the best, this software gives a great view of what's happening on wireless networks. The number of apps from Nirsoft I use on a daily basis makes my computing a whole lot faster and much easier. Keep up the great work Nirsoft.
MIKLO

See all

NetWorx v5.5.5

billon on 28 Jun 2017
  • 14MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Sep 2016
  • Suggested by wolssiloa

SoftPerfect NetWorx helps collect bandwidth usage data and measure the speed of your Internet or any other network connection. NetWorx can help you identify possible sources of network problems, ensure that you do not exceed the bandwidth limits specified by your ISP, or track down suspicious network activity characteristic of malicious programs/hacks.

The program allows you to monitor all your network connections or a specific network connection (such as Ethernet or PPP) only. The incoming and outgoing traffic is represented on a line chart and logged to a file, so that you can always view statistics about your daily, weekly and monthly bandwidth usage and dialup duration. Reports can be exported to a variety of formats, such as HTML, MS Word and Excel, for further analysis.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder).

Note: this project has gone commercial. Linking to the last available freeware version.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the 'portable' ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Select either 32-bit or 64-bit folder (depending on your OS)
  3. Launch networx.exe
Note: Some archive managers (notably PeaZip) don't show the 32-bit and 64-bit folders. In that case, the smaller versions of the files are the 32-bit versions.
Similar/alternative apps: NetMeter
What's new?
  • Fixed showing messages about blocked Internet repeatedly.
  • Apps in automatic reports are sorted by usage rather than name.
  • Added graph time stamps displayed when minute ticks are enabled.
  • Portable versions are restricted to one instance from one location.
  • Minor UI enhancements, updated traffic filtering drivers and DB engine.
Latest comments
alanc on 2016-09-22 08:45

An excellent and essential tool for me, on a very limited broadband plan. However 5.5.5 (64 bit version on Windows 7 Pro 64) forgets my router in 'Monitored Interfaces' and I have to reconfigure every time I reboot. Back to 5.5.4.

Discussed here:
https://www.softperfect.com/board/read.php?8,23644

gbrao on 2016-12-10 04:22

https://www.softperfect.com/products/networx/

"WARNING! To facilitate further development of NetWorx, we are introducing a licence fee. From 1 January 2017 NetWorx will become commercial software.

You can continue using the current free version as long as you like, however all NetWorx files downloaded after 31 December 2016 will require a licence key to work beyond the free trial period."

shnbwmn on 2016-12-10 07:56

Sad news. The best bandwidth monitor I've used.

See all

Cathy v2.33

billon on 30 Jul 2019
  • 152KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Jul 2019
  • Suggested by Perwhis

Cathy indexes files stored on removable media (CD's, DVD's or even diskettes), hard disks or net drives, to create searchable catalogs that can be used without having access to original media. The program is small, fast and easy-to-use with search capabilities based on file name, date and size. Additional features include filtering options, search duplicates or singles, customisable date format etc.

If files are available (external/network drive connected, DVD inserted) they can be opened (executed) or deleted directly. Other features include drag and drop support available, printing of both directory trees and MP3 album/song lists, and disk space usage analysis.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder. Follow these instructions.
Dependencies: Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86)
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Cathy.exe -ini cathy.reg.
What's new?
  • Bug in Max hits setting corrected, listbox now shows all files in folder.
Latest comments
Ruby on 2010-11-16 17:49

@Kermode: Cathy can handle different drives on the same drive letter; however if you catalog on (F:), and later plugin your drive, while (F:) is being used; and you get the drive letter (G:), the database cannot be refreshed.

SteveJ on 2011-04-03 00:06

Simple little program, but unfortunate doesn't support unicode, so if you have any files w/ foreign language or other special characters, they'll get cataloged as "?" for any unicode character.

Midas on 2013-02-22 19:32

FYI, I posted a couple of problems I found trying to make Cathy portable @ http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=62490#p62490

See all

CrystalDiskMark v8.0.1 Updated

billon on 12 Jan 2021
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by malikorx69

CrystalDiskMark is benchmarks disk performance, measuring sequential and random 4KB/512KB reads/writes for any storage device. The target device does not need to be formatted.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder).

Alternatively, CrystalDiskMark Portable is also available, which auto-switches between x86 and x64.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT License
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DiskMark32.exe or DiskMark64.exe (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: HD Tune, IsMyHdOK
What's new? See:
https://crystalmark.info/en/software/crystaldiskmark/crystaldiskmark-history/
Latest comments
Checker on 2015-08-01 18:52

@ smaragdus: First mentioned by malikorx69 [07 Feb 2008], so this is the forum topic.
guinness post is dated [09 Nov 2009].
I agree to merge the two, but malikorx69's should be first!

AndTheWolf on 2016-11-07 21:09

CrystalDiskinfo should not be listed under Similar/alternative apps for CrystalDiskMark. CrystalLDiskMark benchmarks, whereas CrystalDiskinfo supplies a lot of disk information, but does NOT benchmark.

webfork on 2019-10-07 21:39

A remarkable number of commercial disks are benchmarked using this tool. It's a must-have for comparing hardware performance.

See all

STDU Viewer v1.6.375

Checker on 27 Apr 2015
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Apr 2015
  • Suggested by joby_toss

STDU (Scientific and Technical Documentation Utility) Viewer is intended to combine a variety of document, text, and graphics format viewers into one. The program includes a modern tabbed interface, search, rotate, thumbnail view, etc. The program can also export pages to an image file, create bookmarks, and more.

Primarily supporting formats used (as the program name suggests) for scientific/technical docs (TIFF, PDF, DjVu, XPS, and JBIG2), the program also supports a variety of others including FB2, Comic Book Archive (CBR or CBZ), TCR, PalmDoc(PDB), MOBI, AZW, EPub, DCX and both standard and specialized image formats (PCX, WMF, EMF, PSD).

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: GDIPLUS.DLL only on Windows 2000
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware for private or educational use -- commercial users must register.
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch STDUViewerApp.exe.
What's new?
  • Fix minor bugs.
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2015-04-28 03:10

Doesn`t work half the time, keeps saying the epub file is corrupt. Yet, they open in Sumatra and just about any other epub viewer with no issues.

Specular on 2017-11-15 14:16

Anyone know security-wise if this is still worth using? It's now been more than two years without an update and I wonder what the risk to using it is, vs say Adobe Reader with its never-ending vulnerabilities.

webfork on 2017-11-19 18:17

@Specular: I think if you're asking a question like that, it's probably wise to use an updated viewer. There have been a few PDF vulnerabilities over the past year, but I think you have to enable various Adobe-only extras that I don't think STDU has in it's program.

See all

Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder v1.1.1

billon on 4 Sep 2019
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Sep 2019
  • Suggested by boloyoung

Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder is a powerful tool that helps you to find and remove duplicate photos or similar pictures on your PC. It is able to compare pictures that were resized or with corrected colors (e.g. contrast modified, black and white photos etc.).

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 AwesomePhotoFinder.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Dup Detector
What's new?
  • Option "Minimum picture size" - for those who don't want to scan small pictures.
  • Fix for the bug with multiple deletion.
Latest comments
kiwichick on 2010-06-17 08:22

Would be nice if it had an option to not search subfolders.

Hinesmdc on 2015-06-05 02:51

@kiwichick It does!

webfork on 2015-11-29 20:56

Absolutely excellent program that saved a ton of room on my hard drive, clearing out duplicates as well as several multiple-size images from an earlier effort to compress some really big photos. The best part is how it automatically sees two photos that are already very similar and helps you pick the better one to archive. There were only one or two false-positives in a batch of hundreds (a concert picture somehow got paired with a painting of Mozart).

See all

PassMark OSFMount v2.0.1001 Updated

freakazoid on 4 Nov 2020
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by Stone Tablet

OSFMount is a collection of virtual drive tools that allows mounting local disk image files as a drive letter, RAM disks and mounting CD or DVD images (for simplicity or speed). Supported image types include IMG, DD, ISO, BIN, NRG, SDI, AFF, AFM, AFD, VMDK (used by VMware), VHD (Virtual PC) and more.

The program is ideal for machines without a CD/DVD drive and, as most images are bit-for-bit copies of disk partitions, many programs will treat them as the real thing, enabling programs that require a program disc. For disk images, the program can give access to these files without booting or other required visualization software. RAM disks have a variety of uses including high speed caches, programs with frequent/intense disk reads/writes and some database applications.

Command line tools are also included.

Note: The developer warns: "it is recommended that 64-bit Windows is used when large disk image files are to be mounted."

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_OSFMOUNT

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\OSFMount
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Move the files in {app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch OSFMount.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Portable WinCDEmu, DiskInternals Linux Reader, CDmage
What's new?
  • Updated/added warning and error messages when using format option on command line when specifying a ram drive that is smaller than 260MB.
  • Fixed issue with detecting partitions for ImageUSB images.
  • Microsoft signed OSFMount.sys driver for Windows 10.
Latest comments
Portable Reviewer on 2015-09-15 12:36

@Midas CDmage works like a charm unlike PassMark OSFMount despite "being ancient". Nothing ancient about it. PassMark OSFMount couldn't detect my image file properly as @freakazoid experienced. In fact very few free portable mount tools could handle my image file properly. I'm surprised you don't use CDmage to mount......

billon on 2019-04-07 13:48

Updated to v3.0.1000 and... see more in the forum topic

freakazoid on 2020-11-04 14:58

I tried to mount a .bin/.cue combination with OSFMount last night and it froze completely. Used up 30% of the CPU and disk I/O used up 1GB/sec. Windows Explorer wouldn't load as well. Had to do a hard restart to fix the problem.

Ended up using CDmage again to extract some files!

See all

DPC Latency Checker v1.3.0

Midas on 24 Jan 2014
  • 295KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by I am Baas

DPC Latency Checker analyzes the capabilities of a computer system to handle real-time data streams properly. It may help to find the cause for interruptions in real-time audio and video streams, also known as drop-outs.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download dpclat.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Latest comments
Midas on 2014-01-24 10:32

DPC Latency Checker is a must have in any computer debugging toolkit for its ability to highlight arcane system problems; it won't fix them, but will assert their existence beyond reasonable doubt.

From the webpage: "DPC Latency Checker is a Windows tool that analyses the capabilities of a computer system to handle real-time data streams properly. It may help to find the cause for interruptions in real-time audio and video streams, also known as drop-outs."

Add comment

RegistryViewer v1.3

billon on 12 Aug 2019
  • 970KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jun 2017
  • Suggested by Ennovy

RegistryViewer can open raw Windows registry hive files. The file structure is shown similar to the Windows' own Registry editor and folders, keys, and values can be searched with values can displayed in hexadecimal form.

The registry files can be opened with drag-and-drop and all registry files including SYSTEM, SOFTWARE, SAM, NTUSER.DAT, SECURITY, USERDIFF and DEFAULT are supported.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch RegView.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files and flags images.
Similar/alternative apps: Windows Registry Recovery, RawReg
What's new?
  • The selected key and its subkeys could be exported to a registry file (.reg), which is compatible with the Windows Registry Editor.
Latest comments
Specular on 2018-07-09 00:37

Used this program to successfully extract keys from an older backup of the Registry hive files. Followed an online guide which recommended it since it automatically tweaks the exported key file with the correct path for importing into the registry.

FireRabbit on 2019-08-12 15:55

Link dead program no longer listed on website

FireRabbit on 2019-08-12 15:58

Update it's found on the directory page for old software:
https://www.gaijin.at/en/download-directory?dir=old_software

See all

Notepad++ v7.9.2 Updated

billon on 31 Dec 2020
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Dec 2020
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Notepad++ is a tabbed source code editor and Notepad replacement with a customizable interface. Includes source code "folding", allowing users to quickly reduce and expand sections of code to see the overall document. In addition, it features multi-language syntax highlighting, auto-completion, Perl-compatible regular expression search/replace, macro recording and playback, document map etc.

A host of additional functionality is available via the plugins admin view, including tools for file analysis, programming languages, viewers, calculations, user interface and many more.

Alternatively, Notepad++ Portable and X-Notepad++ clean the local folder.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP or 7z package according to your OS and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete unnecessary localization files
  3. Launch notepad++.exe
Similar/alternative apps: AkelPad, PSPad, EditPad Lite
What's new? See:
https://notepad-plus-plus.org/download/
Latest comments
xor on 2020-01-30 12:44

Still missing Emmet 64-bit since long ago and forever

rbon on 2020-04-21 15:32

Notepad++ 7.8.6 has been released.
- web site for download (32/64 bit installer/portable/minimalist) and changelog: https://notepad-plus-plus.org/downloads/v7.8.6/

Special on 2020-04-21 16:28

Relax, it's been only a few hours.

See all

BOOTICE v1.3.4

billon on 25 Jan 2019
  • 937KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Jun 2016
  • Suggested by Midas

BOOTICE is a boot-related maintenance gadget that is used to install, repair, backup and restore disk (mirrored) MBR or partition PBR; edit Windows boot configuration file BCD; manage UEFI startup items; VHD / VHDX file management. In addition, it has disk sector editing, disk filling, partition management, disk partitioning and formatting, GRUB4DOS menu editing and other functions.

NOTE: Homepage is down, linking to Softpedia.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch BOOTICEx86_XXXX.XX.XX_vX.X.X.X.exe or BOOTICEx64_XXXX.XX.XX_vX.X.X.X.exe (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: HDHacker
What's new? See Chinese changelog here.
Latest comments
zorro on 2019-01-25 04:27

The site appears to be down/gone?
Alternative download locations for the last version:
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/bootice.html
https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Boot-Manager-Disk/Bootice.shtml

Add comment

ActiveHotkeys v1.3.1 build 16

billon on 21 Oct 2019

ActiveHotkeys detects what global keyboard shortcuts (hotkeys) are currently registered on the computer by various applications. This helps you determine which hotkeys are in use, and which are still available.

Note: Functional only in 32-bit. Additionally, the inability to detect which application has registered a particular shortcut is an issue with Windows and not ActiveHotKeys.

NOTE: Website id down, linking to Internet Archive.

Category:
Runs on:WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch activehotkeys.exe.
What's new?
    Added: Support for the VK_APPS key (context menu key).
Latest comments
webfork on 2012-02-18 03:14

Baas: should we modify the entry to include that?

I am Baas on 2012-02-18 04:06

@webfork
Not required any longer. ActiveHotkeys portable build now has a config file.

Midas on 2019-10-21 08:59

Site and download link dead. Download mirror from the Wayback Machine: http://web.archive.org/web/20170906115212/http://www.tranglos.com/download/activehotkeysportable.zip

See all

BleachBit v4.2.0 Updated

billon on 2 Jan 2021
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by guinness

BleachBit quickly frees disk space, removes hidden junk and safeguards your privacy. You can erase cache, Internet history, cookies (including the much-maligned "evercookie"), DOM storage, unused localizations and temporary files of 70 applications including Firefox, Internet Explorer, Flash, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari, Adobe Reader, APT and more. Additional applications can be added with the community authored winapp2.ini cleaner list in the Preferences - General tab (requires restart).

Includes wipe function to protect privacy, support for many languages, and available for Linux and Mac OS X.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch bleachbit.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: CCleaner
What's new? See:
https://www.bleachbit.org/news
Latest comments
1C3M4N on 2016-01-01 18:16

@I am Baas
The link didn't work some hours ago, that's why I asked.

Checker on 2016-01-01 18:25

@1C3M4N: Link seems to work fine now ;)

zorro on 2020-03-15 15:13

BleachBit seems to leave traces in the last version (3.2) - after first run I found the folder ".dbus-keyrings" in the root of C:\USERS\user\
Would be interesting to put this folder to the user defined cleaners - Bleachbit then would clean up itsself...

See all

SQLiteSpy v1.9.14 Updated

billon on 1 Jan 2021
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Feb 2020
  • Suggested by MarcoNovaro

SQLiteSpy is a fast and compact database manager for SQLite. It reads SQLite 3 files and executes SQL against them with a graphical user interface that makes it very easy to explore, analyze and manipulate those databases.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SQLiteSpy.exe.
What's new? See:
https://yunqa.de/delphi/products/sqlitespy/history
Latest comments
bro on 2012-01-26 19:32

@ReDeX I've tried SQLite Administrator for a few minutes... It comes in a zip file with needed sqlite dlls and it has no settings except language so it could be used from a USB drive. But it's not stealth, it registers itself to open .sdb files and a few others. It also has no unicode support as I can see. I couldn't find out where he stores language option setting... In trying to find that out, I have only found out that it doesn't work at all on my second computer... Don't know why though, I have genuine xp sp3 on that computer...

bro on 2012-02-08 13:49

Sorry about the off topic again...
I found out where SQLite Administrator saves settings (in %APPDATA% by default), but it checks for sqliteadmin.ini in application directory first.

See all

Volume² v1.1.6.428 Updated

billon on 31 Dec 2020
  • 14MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Dec 2020
  • Suggested by Userfriendly

Volume² is an utility designed as a replacement for the standard Volume Control. It lets you easily change the sound volume just by rotating the mouse wheel, using keyboard hot keys or moving the mouse pointer to an edge of the screen.

It also includes an audio mixer with advanced volume controls support, a scheduler, an on-screen display, command line support and the ability to store and recall different unlimited presets via one mouse click or system-wide hot keys.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice.
  2. If needed, create a file called Config.ini in the application folder.
  3. Launch Volume2.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Volumouse
What's new? See:
https://github.com/irzyxa/Volume2/blob/master/History.txt
Latest comments
fullbug on 2014-03-21 23:17

I love this program, been looking for something like this, thank you!!

fullbug on 2015-08-12 16:14

As I said before, love this, but what is new in the newer version?

Checker on 2015-08-12 22:47

@ fullbug: Klick on "what's new" (the little eye icon) and you will see ;)

See all

Text 2 Folders v1.1.6

webfork on 26 Aug 2016
  • 922KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Feb 2015
  • Suggested by guinness

Text 2 Folders creates folders based on list written in a text file. This contrasts the normal method for creating multiple folders, which is clicking "New Folder" repeatedly and then renaming the individual folders. Just create text document in Windows Notepad or other text program and save it, then run the program to generate folders. Separate folder names by putting them on a separate lines in the text file. For example a text file with the following text:

Documents
Pictures
Music
Video

... will create the directories Documents, Pictures, Music, and Video.

Category:
Runs on:Win7
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 Text2Folders.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: CreateDir
What's new?
  • Fixed: Trailing tabs caused folder creation failures.
Latest comments
temp171 on 2012-05-28 00:23

TotalCommander
press F7
write "folder1|folder2|folder3|folder4|folder5|folder6|folder7" .... etc
profit

abacusFanboi on 2012-05-30 10:24

Occasionally, i use a procedure that ends up time consuming anyway:
1. search for desired file search app (usually, regex in filelocator lite).
2. select filenames in results.
3. "export" those filenames to clipboard.
4. paste into batch file, with appropriate text find&replace

¶MD»
and manual edits to create batch commands.
5. run batch

jaden on 2012-08-02 18:04

@granny Are you sure FreeCommander can do this? I know it can create nested folders separated with a slash, but how can it create peer folders? FreeCommander XE supports | to separate folders like TotalCommander, but plain FreeCommander doesn't.

See all

YUMI v2.0.8.3 Updated

billon on 12 Jan 2021
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by webfork

YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer) can be used to create a multi-boot USB flash drive containing multiple operating systems, antivirus utilities, disc cloning, diagnostic tools and more. Aside from a few distributions, all files are stored within the Multiboot folder, making for a nicely organized Multiboot Drive that can still be used for other storage purposes. YUMI uses syslinux to boot extracted distributions stored on the USB device and reverts to using grub to Boot Multiple ISO files from USB, if necessary.

YUMI works much like Universal USB Installer, except it can be used to install more than one distribution to run from your USB. Distributions can also be uninstalled.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract: Download YUMI-X.X.X.X.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: Universal USB Installer
What's new?
  • Moved persistent file creation to local drive when using NTFS formatted USB. Note: You'll need to make sure you have enough empty space to store the persistent file locally while it is being created.
  • Created additional checkpoints for drive selection.
Latest comments
AndTheWolf on 2015-04-17 17:09

Version 2.0.1.6 has been out for about a month.

Checker on 2015-04-17 18:53

I came ... I saw ... I updated ;)
@ AndTheWolf: Thanks for notifying and sorry for the delay. I'll have to check my update-tool later.

JudyGarland on 2020-10-22 05:44

Windows XP not supported.

See all

Opera Settings Import & Export Tool v0.993

webfork on 28 Feb 2017
  • 524KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Dec 2013
  • Suggested by Hydaral

Opera Settings Import and Export Tool allows backup and restore of bookmarks, mail, contacts, sessions, preferences, etc. and enables easy transfer of them between Opera installations in different folders or operating systems.

The program can find all profiles on your system, useful when searching for "lost" profiles, and then allows preview before importing or exporting. Additionally you can cleanly transfer individual settings and store settings files in their original state so exported settings can always be manually restored.

Also available for Linux.

NOTE: site offline; linking to archive.org and softpedia.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download and launch osie.exe.
Latest comments
Hydaral on 2010-07-22 07:39

Thanks dele, I have updated the download and website links.

Magibon on 2011-04-07 19:07

thank you very much!
i have been looking for a tool like this that was compatible with Opera :)

i was swapping the "Profile" folder, but that's quite crude.

Great find!

Emka on 2014-12-06 10:25

MyOpera is closed

See all

Index Your Files v5.0.2.6

billon on 30 Sep 2020
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Sep 2018
  • Suggested by Rafael Castro

Index Your Files allows you to search through all your files or folders on local or networked drives. Searching can be done by name, date, size, location etc., and boolean operators are available to to perform multiple keyword searches. You can invoke Windows Explorer context menus on found files to perform operations such as drag/drop, copy, rename, delete etc. It also includes internal viewers for text, HTML and image files.

As the name implies, the program must index the area before searching, but afterward searches almost instantly.

Category:
Runs on:WinNT / 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. Delete unnecessary language files. Launch iyf.exe.
What's new?
  • Added Lithuanian, Kurdish and Thai languages.
Latest comments
rodger123 on 2012-11-03 01:10

You are welcome webfork

mmaul@flash.net on 2013-11-16 15:21

I liked the program and am trying to use it for indexing a network drive. I'm indexing through a DSL connection that occasionally drops. The index takes about 10 hours for 1.5 million files and the drive size looks on the order of 2.5 TB.

When it drops the connection during this time - is there any way to recover and go on from where the drop occurred?

For a scheduled index - is this incremental or does it start over from no indexing?

Wolfghost on 2013-11-19 08:25

Link is back! Fixed

See all

TAudioConverter v0.9.9

billon on 27 May 2018
  • 94MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Jun 2015
  • Suggested by Userfriendly

TAudioConverter is an advanced, multi-threaded audio converter and extractor. The program can convert between most popular audio formats as well as extract audio streams from video files. Effects to audio streams include trimming, volume change, normalization, guard against clipping, sampling and channels (mono, stereo, 5.1).

Supported formats - Audio: mp3, wav, m4a, flac, ogg, tta, mpc, aac, ac3, spx, opus, shn, wv, mpc, ape, wma, 3ga, amr, thd, aac, m4b, tak, dts, aiff, dtsma, mpa, mka; Video: rmvb, mp4, mkv, avi, mov, m4v, mpeg, flv, vob, divx, wmv, 3gp, m2ts, mts

Alternatively, TAudioConverter Portable automatically switches between 32-bit and 64-bit and adjusts paths.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the self-extracting "portable" EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch TAudioConverter.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: fre:ac, LameXP, Pazera Free Audio Extractor
What's new?
  • Added: [General] Option to switch between codecs and presets is now more user-friendly
  • Added: [General] Presets for Monkey's Audio format
  • Fixed: [General] MP3 VBR presets would not update vbr bar in codec settings window
  • Updated: Skin component
  • Updated: FFMpeg to N-72709-g42db4aa
  • Updated: Tag libraries
  • Updated: MediaInfo
  • Updated: lossyWav to 1.4.0
  • Updated: FDKAAC to 0.6.2
  • Updated: WavPack to 4.75.0
  • updated: Monkey's Audio to 4.16
  • updated: OggEnc2 to 2.87 using libVorbis v1.3.5
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2014-08-20 15:50

TAudioConverter 0.9.6 (0.9.6 Build 3774) has been just released.

BGM on 2014-08-22 14:50

Hey, if you all use the installer, be careful! It has some very subtle "other" stuff bundled in there. Make sure you read every panel. "Other" stuff includes "Search Protect" and "Trovi Search" which changes your search pages and home pages. PUSH SKIP. There is another one that tries to install (but I can't get it to do it after cancelling the installation once) and you have to push "disagree" in order not to install it.

ozok on 2014-10-06 13:59

Installer do not contain ads as of version 0.9.7.

See all

mp3DirectCut v2.32 Updated

billon on 4 Jan 2021
  • 564KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Dec 2020
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

mp3DirectCut is a small tool for editing MPEG audio directly. You can remove parts, change the volume, split files or copy regions to new files, all without the need to decompress your MP3 into PCM/WAV. This saves work, encoding time and disk space. In addition, there is no quality loss to edited files.

Category:
Runs on:WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Optionally:
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete License.txt and unnecessary language files
  3. Launch mp3DirectCut.exe
What's new? Fixed:
  • Tooltip glitch.
  • Timeline overflow.
  • Audio display glitches.
Latest comments
Specular on 2016-02-20 12:47

In v2.22 there's a 'Configuration Storage' setting under Prefs>Folders. By default it's unchecked. Does it need to be enabled for portable use?

j7n on 2017-04-06 22:59

The new "flat" design with similar monochrome icons is a step back in usability. Normal appearance, apart from grouping of toolbar buttons, can be restored under Configuration -> Layout.

The program is a good tool for trimming old MP3 encodes without incurring further quality loss. Glitches are avoided if the MP3 is upconverted to 320 kbit beforehand with MP3Packer.

I wish it also supported common simple video soundtrack formats.

aazard on 2020-11-30 23:58

AT ITS SIZE, nothing is like this! so powerful

Its similar to AviTricks Classic for Avi editing, but for audio files. Using a 3rd "tiny" app, Avi2wav, these together are 2mb worth of just stupid levels of "professionalism"

...If your only audio editor was this little guy, you could PULL A LOT OFF

See all

Q-Jot v5.9.1

__philippe on 5 Apr 2017
  • 614KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Dec 2008
  • Suggested by Kenny

QJot is a rich text editor and WordPad replacement that can open various Word, Works, HTML, and even WordPerfect files. It also supports rich Unicode text and images and can 'Recover Text from Any File'. Saves to RTF, TXT, HTML formats, various DOC file formats, and WordPerfect.

Download link offline; linking to Softpedia.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice Launch QJot.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: AbiWord, Jarte
What's new?
  • Fixed line spacing bug.
Latest comments
donald on 2014-06-28 05:51

download link is broken

smaragdus on 2015-09-05 21:03

The actual QJot web page address- http://xtort.net/xtort-software/qjot/

webfork on 2015-09-06 01:51

smaragdus: thanks, updated

See all

GifCam v6.5 Updated

billon on 13 Dec 2020
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Nov 2020
  • Suggested by guinness

GifCam is a handy and reliable application designed to record the screen and to convert the recordings into GIF format. It supports to define the recording frame rate, to select the color quality, to add a text in frames, capture the cursor and much more.

Great for demonstrations, how-tos and bug testing.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder (if "Save Settings On GifCam Path" checked in "Customization")
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch GifCam.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: ScreenToGif, LICEcap
What's new? See:
http://blog.bahraniapps.com/gifcam-6-5/
Latest comments
vmars316 on 2017-01-26 00:07

Win10 each time I use this thing
it screws up my windows colors scheme .

webfork on 2017-01-27 23:32

@VMARS316: Author is very responsive to issues. Please post steps and screenshots to github.

__philippe on 2018-01-13 11:23

GifCam v5.5 ßeta 5-JAN-2018 is out (new version since v5.1 OCT2015)
http://blog.bahraniapps.com/

As first mentioned by hamasaki
https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=88941#p88941

GifCam v.55 changelog:
- Automatically detects and set transparent/greenscreen color
- Option for saving “setting.ini” in the same gifcam directory
- GifCam 5.5 can access/use 4GB address space on 64 bit computers
- Accurate pixel perfect recording area calculations
- Fixed “recording outside area” & “black border” for some high-res displays
- Supports dropping gif file on the main GifCam window to open it.

See all

StrokesPlus v2.8.6.4

billon on 14 Aug 2017
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Mar 2016
  • Suggested by I am Baas

StrokesPlus is a a mouse gesture recognition program that allows you to automate repetitive tasks by simply drawing a symbol with your mouse or performing mouse and/or keyboard modifiers to launch predefined action(s). Includes a powerful but lightweight embeddable scripting language (Lua), endless gesture and modifier combinations, granular control over program settings, and actions and the possibility to create global hotkeys for actions without using the mouse.

Non-Admin users: The application will not be able to control other programs running with admin privileges (e.g. maintenance, antivirus, etc.)

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights are necessary for full functionality.
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Open Source (multiple, primarily MIT)
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch StrokesPlus.exe.
What's new?
  • Added code to update all actions when renaming a gesture, so it applies the new gesture name to all existing gestures using the previous name.
  • Reduced gesture scale width/height, certain gestures were showing outside of the view container.
Latest comments
StrokesPlus on 2013-01-08 08:29

I'd like to note that for Windows Vista+, if you extract the signed version of S+ to a folder under Program Files and manually install the StrokesPlus.cer certificate into Trusted Root Certification Authorities, S+ can be run without administrative privileges and still interact with programs which are running with administrative privileges as well as interact with Windows 8 screens (Start screen, task switcher, etc.).

Yes, I also understand that at that point (installing a certificate), you're no longer really using S+ in a truly portable fashion; but wanted to mention it anyway =)

AndTheWolf on 2014-01-22 18:30

There is a typo in the link, which is pointing to a non-existent strokesplus_2.7.8.1_x86.zippip, rather than to strokesplus_2.7.8.1_x86.zip

Checker on 2014-01-22 18:47

@ AndTheWolf: Thanks for the info ... and sorry for the typo.

Add comment

FastCopy v3.92

billon on 2 Aug 2020
  • 705KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Aug 2020
  • Suggested by pplknownothin

FastCopy is a file copy and synchronization tool with a variety of available extras. It uses different strategies (multi-threading, buffering) to help ensure maximum device throughput, as well as optional verification to make sure data is transferred correctly. It does not use the system cache, so other processes do not get bogged down during the copy process and a speed setting is also available, including pause. It supports Unix-style include/exclude wildcards filters.

Alternatively, PortableApps.com packages the last open source version as FastCopy Portable.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download and launch the installer
  2. Select 'Extract only' (ether 'For x86' or 'For x64') during the process and extract to a folder of your choice
  3. Delete everything except FastCopy.exe and FastCopy.chm (in the doc folder)
  4. Launch FastCopy.exe
What's new? See:
https://fastcopy.jp/help/fastcopy_eng.htm#history
Latest comments
tman on 2018-11-04 23:20

JudyGarland - What about that low level access in ver.3.54? Was it doing anything bad?

rb161 on 2019-06-13 13:01

Very handy for big copying jobs. It lets you carry on working without the transfer bogging down everything else.

JudyGarland on 2020-10-22 05:47

@tman version 3.6.3 works fine for me ;)

See all

Detect It Easy v3.01 Updated

billon on 14 Jan 2021
  • 14MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by zzz

Detect It Easy (DIE) is a packer identifier in order to help define a file type. Comes in handy to analyze a file, determine its type and packer.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\QtProject
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT License
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch die.exe.
What's new? See:
https://n10info.blogspot.com/search/label/Detect It Easy
Latest comments
juverax on 2018-08-04 09:27

Detect It Easyv2.00
I checked two files in virustotal:
1) die.exe virustotal = 4/67 https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/3933bcc5ab10f3fc065c982d6b035af28aa10a33d2861e2c12896f960dae0ac8/detection
2) diel.exe virustotal = 3/66
https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/2f5b85c917cdc837fa93b3bd33adb5560084f4479d521256a52bc67d7b23540d/detection

Since the author also releases the source code, it must be false positives.

Add comment

ShareX v13.4.0 Updated

billon on 17 Dec 2020
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Dec 2020
  • Suggested by I am Baas

ShareX is a feature-rich screenshot utility that can grab a selected area with a single key and then edit, save to clipboard, drive and/or instantly upload them to 25+ different hosting services (posts to Imgur by default). ShareX can capture screenshots with variety of shapes including rectangle, rounded rectangle, ellipse, triangle, diamond, polygon and freehand. Supports screenshots with transparency and shadow, as well as those that require scrolling. In addition to images, the program can upload other file types, supporting uploads from the clipboard, a watched folder, as well as drag-and-drop.

Additional tools include a powerful screen audio+video recorder (MP4/WEBM or animated GIF format), color picker, ruler, FTP client, monitor test, file hash checker, QR code generator+reader, image effects and much more.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2+
Stealth: ? No. Log file saved to AppData\Local\Microsoft\CLR_v4.0\UsageLogs
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ShareX.exe.

Optionally,
  • Delete unnecessary language files
  • Enable portable video encoding via Task Settings - Screen Recorder - Screen recording options, clicking Download and then entering "ShareX\Tools\ffmpeg.exe" for the FFmpeg path
Similar/alternative apps: PicPick, Greenshot
What's new? See:
https://getsharex.com/changelog/
Latest comments
Jaex on 2016-09-29 09:17

@smaragdus fixed portable zip structure now.

smaragdus on 2017-03-22 14:26

ShareX is not stealth, it creates "ShareX.exe.log" in AppData (C:\Users\UserNAme\AppData\Local\Microsoft\CLR_v4.0\UsageLogs).

__philippe on 2018-11-09 09:11

ShareX v12.3.0 notable enhancement:

Added APNG encoding support to screen recording

See all

MemPad v3.67 Updated

billon on 3 Jan 2021
  • 449KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by alphasurfer

MemPad is a text editor that lets you add, edit, and arrange your notes in a hierarchical, tree-based view. It supports text search, word-wrap mode, read-only mode, auto-save, notebook encryption, automatic backup, search-and-replace, a diary mode etc.

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 Mempad.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new?
  • Backup procedure changed (actual copy instead of renaming).
  • Title items swapped: file name first, "MemPad" second.
  • Unicode auto detect UTF-8/16 (if without BOM) for auxiliary files: languages, custom menus, ...
  • PureBasic compiler ver. 5.73 with msftedit.dll (replaces Riched20.dll).
  • Fixed: Problems with some Asian languages (Korean, Hindi, ...).
Latest comments
Cornflower on 2015-01-02 21:32

@hamasaki, To save notes to DropBox , use the Export function, and Export to your Dropbox location.

Cornflower on 2015-01-02 21:37

Printing! I don't know where I saw it, but to Print from Mempad, Export (Page, Node, or Structure), then in the dialogue box, tick "Open the file" and "with program:" and type in notepad.exe /p (or as I do, ted.exe /p -- see ted.exe at http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=858)

hamasaki on 2015-05-01 15:25

@Cornflower, I`ve tried that but when you save in MemPad it doesn`t update the dropbox file, you have to export it again. No good.

See all

WifiInfoView v2.67 Updated

billon on 10 Jan 2021
  • 404KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by Checker

WifiInfoView scans the wireless networks in your area and displays extensive information about them. This includes Network Name (SSID), MAC Address, PHY Type (802.11g or 802.11n), RSSI, Signal Quality, Frequency, Channel Number, Maximum Speed, Company Name, Router Model and Router Name (only for routers that provides this information) and more.

When you select a wireless network in the upper pane of this tool, the lower pane displays the Wi-Fi information elements received from this device in hexadecimal format. A summary mode is also available that displays a summary of all detected wireless networks, grouped by channel number, company that manufactured the router, PHY type, or the maximum speed.

Category:
Runs on: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 WifiInfoView.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: WirelessNetView
What's new?
  • The properties window is now resizable.
  • The properties window now has multiple pages if there is no enough space to display all properties in one page.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2013-07-09 17:30

WinInfoView runs exclusively under Vista / Win7 / Win8, as noted in the System Requirements.
For the diehard WinXP users among us, Nirsoft maintains two equivalent wireless monitoring utilities :

WirelessNetworkWatcher: http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2128
WirelessNetView: http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1632

Cheers,

__philippe

webfork on 2016-03-30 21:13

Very happy: I just used this program to help track down the least-used channel in an area with a LOT of wireless connections and a lot of interference. This saved a lot of time, effort and energy (including electricity as multiple devices keep rebroadcasting their data).

I was also impressed by the amount of data it pulled from the various WIFI services in the area. Great program.

MIKLO on 2017-04-03 15:20

Very helpful program, was able to find issue causing problems :)
MIKLO

See all

JkDefrag v3.36

billon on 16 Jul 2018
  • 656KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Aug 2008
  • Suggested by AlephX

JkDefrag is a low-overhead disk defragmentator with support for multiple optimization strategies. Besides your usual fixed disks, it is also able to defragment removable flash devices in a way that minimizes overall writes. A variety of command-line options for fine-tuned optimization are available. Started without these options, the program activates immediately and defrags all disks.

An interface that gives more control is also available: JkDefragGUI (by Emiel Wieldraaijer). Alternatively, JkDefrag Portable is also available with a custom open source GUI.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL/GNU LGPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete JkDefragScreenSaver.exe and JkDefragScreenSaver.scr or JkDefragScreenSaver64.exe and JkDefragScreenSaver64.scr
  3. Launch JkDefrag.exe or JkDefrag64.exe. This will automatically defragment all the mounted, writable and fixed volumes on your computer
What's new?
  • Fixed a problem with extremely long path names.
Latest comments
jamvaru on 2012-06-11 19:32

C:\Users\JamesVanRude\Downloads\JkDefrag64-3.36\JkDefrag64 h: -a 3 -f 0 -d 3 -l "h.log" -q

i forgot to test it before i posted it, lol

be sure you get the path right

jamvaru on 2012-06-15 17:33

tried it on my portable hd (2tb)
it is ok, but the optimization is lacking; it does some, but not alot
in order to put the portable software first, i put everything else in an 'x' folder and ran the defrag sorting by file/folder...
...then, when the portable apps are in the first position i switched to fill.. but jkdefrag doesnt fill smartly at all, so i switched to mydefrag
... using monthly data defrag and then switching to consolidate i achieved better results... you can do a defrag only alternating with consolidate to get better results
... finally, for a portable hard drive, i recommend defrag only option, as a regular maintenance... in fact, use it as the screen saver, on defrag only, all drives

olliebean on 2018-07-16 09:09

This appears to be defunct. The portable version is no longer available to download from the website, and the website for the newer non-portable version no longer exists. v3.36 is still available from https://filehippo.com/download_mydefrag/4595/.

See all

SumatraPDF v3.2

billon on 16 Mar 2020
  • 12MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Mar 2020
  • Suggested by Darkbee

SumatraPDF is a lightweight, tabbed document reader for a variety of formats. Includes a wide variety of views including table of contents, rotation, facing pages, book view (2 pages side-by-side), full screen and presentation mode. Includes support for bookmarks, command-line arguments, hotkeys, and more. Additionally, SumatraPDF can function as a portable browser plugin. Supported formats include PDF, eBooks (EPUB, MOBI, FB2/FB2Z, PDB, TCR), Comic Books (CBZ/CBR/CBT/CB7Z), DJVU, CHM, XPS, TXT, images (JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, J2K, WEBP, TGA) and PostScript documents (PS/EPS, AI, PRN - requires Ghostscript).

Alternatively, Sumatra Portable adjusts recently used and most used file paths.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SumatraPDF.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: STDU Viewer
What's new?
  • Upgraded core PDF parsing rendering to latest version of mupdf. Faster, less bugs.
  • Support for multiple windows.
  • Improved management of favorites.
  • Dropped support for Windows XP. Use 3.1.2 on XP.
Latest comments
ripu on 2015-12-24 06:46

Ignore my previous comment. I am an idiot. It actually uses an old version of Sumatra, which was faster and lighter.

Midas on 2015-12-24 15:59

@ripu: you shouldn't be so hard on yourself, mistakes happen. :)

KJO on 2020-03-15 20:45

Version 3.2 (2020) no longer supports XP (last XP version is 3.1.2)

See all

File Blender v0.36

billon on 12 Sep 2019
  • 22MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Sep 2016
  • Suggested by Cornflower

File Blender is a simple drag-and-drop file media file conversion tool to quickly and simply change basic aspects of files including format, with basic quality and effects that average users will need for daily use. Can modify a long list of image, audio, and video formats, as well as split/combine PDF/TIFF files.

The program even includes optional encryption component and options to cleanup/obfuscate CSS, HTML, and JavaScript.

Category:
Runs on:WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch File Blender.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed: Ability to use perentheses in gui functions.
    ~Gui:Select(Audio,Yes[],No[hello()])~
  • Fixed: Dragging the main window when action menu was open caused an error.
  • Changed: Action button text alignment can now be configured.
  • Added: Ability to set GUI width.
Latest comments
allclownsareevil on 2011-06-23 02:37

This really is an awesome piece of kit, thank you to the author, Danny.

juverax on 2019-09-12 09:12

The links to the website and to the download are broken.

File Blender v.0.36 is listed on Softpedia:
https://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Other-Office-Tools/File-Blender.shtml

and can be downloaded from Softpedia:
https://softpedia-secure-download.com/dl/f7f5d7910ee237abccac8c09a359b7b5/5d7a437c/100133268/software/office/fileblender.zip

webfork on 2019-09-12 10:30

@juverax: thanks for the mirror but I just retested the native link and I'm not having any issues. Maybe a brief downtime?

See all

LICEcap v1.28

billon on 8 Dec 2017
  • 444KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

LICEcap can capture an area of your desktop and save it directly to animated GIF files. Features include: move the screen capture frame while recording, pause and restart recording, with optional inserted text messages, global hotkey (Shift+Space) to toggle pausing while recording, adjustable maximum recording framerate, basic title frame, with or without text, record mouse button presses, display elapsed time in the recording.

You can run multiple LICEcap window simultaneously, even of another LICEcap.

Cross-platform with a version available for Mac OS.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract licecap.exe to a folder of your choice
  2. In this folder, create an empty text file and rename it to licecap.ini
  3. Launch licecap.exe
Similar/alternative apps: GifCam
What's new?
  • LCF: fix crash when error opening output file.
  • GIF: use WDL_FileWrite to write to disk rather than fopen()/_wfopen(), lock files while writing.
  • New icon.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-08-27 11:47

LICEcap version 1.26 is out, changes:
v1.26 - August 26 2015
+ Windows 8.1+ high-DPI fix, thanks to Betsegaw Tadele

Checker on 2015-08-27 19:22

@smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

Cornflower on 2018-01-18 11:41

This is excellent! I'm already creating demos with it.
Of the 2017 utilities, I use this one and Calculor the most.

See all

Large Text File Viewer v5.2u

billon on 12 Sep 2017
  • 690KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Jun 2009
  • Suggested by dasfx

Large Text File Viewer is designed for viewing large text files. It uses little memory and is able to open very large files (> 1GB) instantly. Background file indexing makes browsing even faster. It also allows the user to perform high-speed complex text search by means of plain text or regular expression.

Note: main site offline - linking to Archive.org.

Category:
Runs on:WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial. The program supports UTF-16 Little-endian (UCS-2 LE) but not Unicode Big-endian and UTF-8.
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch LTFViewr5u.exe.

Optionally, delete the included JPG files, which form a tiled window background.
What's new? Fixed:
  • The program hangs while reading files with large average line length.
  • Other bugs.
Latest comments
webfork on 2014-12-07 06:13

emka: updated, thanks

shuunen on 2015-02-10 13:18

worked great on a 10 millions lines file, 185 Mb :) instantly

smaragdus on 2016-11-03 22:44

It's a pity it doesn't support "Full Screen View".

See all

PhotoDemon v8.4

billon on 7 Oct 2020
  • 30MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by I am Baas

PhotoDemon is a fast, feature-rich photo editor with rotate, resize, crop, etc. and a variety of color, contrast, filters and other graphics tools. The program also allows adding text, a metadata viewer/editor, on-canvas paint tool, layers, screenshot too, and works with common graphics formats including BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIFF, PSD, JP2, JXR, PPM, TGA and WEBP.

The program also supports macro edition and batch processing.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: BSD license
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PhotoDemon.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: LazPaint, paint.net
What's new? See:
https://photodemon.org/news/
Latest comments
PhotoDemon on 2020-09-11 16:28

Hi Zorro. PhotoDemon developer here. PD shouldn't have any new dependencies between v7 and v8. (In fact, its system dependencies haven't really changed since the Windows XP era!)

If the app was working for you in the past but it doesn't now, please get in touch so I can investigate. Contact info here: https://photodemon.org/about/contact/

No .NET libraries are required by PD or any of the 3rd-party libraries it uses, but like all Windows apps, it does require *some* system libraries to be present. This includes the VB runtimes built into Windows 8.1 and 10 (full list here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/visualstudio/visual-basic-6/visual-basic-6-support-policy#runtime-definition). If a determined user manually removes those libraries, PD is unlikely to run. I'm afraid I don't have a way to prevent this. :(

Thank you in advance for any follow-up information you can provide. I no longer have a Windows 8.1 system available for testing, but if I've somehow broken PD on it, I'd love to fix it as quickly as I can.

zorro on 2020-09-20 14:01

Hi PhotoDemon ;-) - just wanted to send you a screenshot of the message appearing when I try to start the program... but PhotoDemon updated itsself and now the problem is gone. Means version 8.2 is working like a charm (and like old version 7.0) on my machine. Thanks for so much backwards-compatibility!

PhotoDemon on 2020-09-21 15:49

Thank you so much for the follow-up, Zorro! My favorite bugs are the ones that fix themselves. :D

See all

foobar2000 v1.6.2 Updated

billon on 22 Oct 2020
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Oct 2020
  • 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
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
shnbwmn on 2016-07-22 12:25

Great player, especially with a few tweaks. I use Meier crossfeed[1] together with Dolby surround emulation[2]. What this does is it spreads the sound out, as if you're listening to a live performance, and greatly reduces ear strain when listening with headphones (which I do 99% of the time). Other pluses are that it uses my own music directory structure, is very fast (opens in a snap), and it uses windows native look instead of someone's idea of a great skin.

[1] http://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_dsp_meiercf
[2]http://www.head-fi.org/t/447089/5-1-headphone-experience-foobar-configuration-for-all-stereo-music-files

Midas on 2016-07-22 15:49

@shnbwmn: FYI, Viper4Windows is a free general purpose Windows sound processor that includes similar tweaks, among many others... (V4W homepage appears to be having issues currently, but Softpedia has it: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Audio/Other-AUDIO-Tools/ViPER4Windows.shtml). Also available as Viper4Android.

Emka on 2019-09-21 07:29

v1.4.7 has been pulled down quickly due to bugs, v1.4.8 soon after that

See all

WakeMeOnLan v1.87 Updated

billon on 4 Jan 2021
  • 419KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by Checker

WakeMeOnLan allows you to easily turn on one or more computers remotely by sending Wake-on-LAN (WOL) packet over the network. This will return machines from a standby or turned-off state, useful for administrators or to save electricity until resources are needed. WakeMeOnLan also allows you to scan your network and collect the MAC addresses of all online computers. This information can be exported to a file.

Additionally, an available command-line interface can turn on a computer using a computer name, IP address, or the MAC address of the remote network card.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WakeMeOnLan.exe.
What's new?
  • Updated the internal MAC addresses database.

Universal Viewer Free v5.7.2.0 Updated

billon on 8 Dec 2020
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Jan 2015
  • Suggested by dasfx

Universal Viewer can open many different formats including text, binary, rich text, images (including Photoshop), videos, audio, etc. Many office formats including PDF, DJVU, and MS Word / Excel. The program can open large text files, such as log files, very quickly and without eating memory.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Liteware
How to extract:
  1. Download the Portable ZIP package to a folder of your choice
  2. Create empty text file and name it Portable.ini in that folder
  3. Launch Viewer.exe
What's new?
  • Added support for CHM + 5 e-book formats
  • Added Unicode filelist handling
Latest comments
Midas on 2015-07-07 12:43

@Checker: fair enough, let the discrepancy between releases stand... :)

ripu on 2015-12-24 06:22

This is the fastest PDF viewer. Awesome for high graphics magagine kind of PDFs. I have a lower mid range laptop. Universal viewer throws sumatra, pdfxcange, foxit out of water when it comes to speed of loading one after another high graphics page. And it's the lightest of all the PDF viewers I have tested, uses minimal CPU unlike others I have mentioned.

ripu on 2015-12-24 06:46

Ignore my previous comment. I am an idiot. It actually uses an old version of Sumatra, which was faster and lighter.

See all

BlueScreenView v1.55

billon on 16 May 2018
  • 95KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Jan 2015
  • Suggested by guinness

BlueScreenView scans all your minidump files created during 'blue screen of death' crashes and displays the information about all crashes in one table. For each crash, BlueScreenView displays the minidump filename, the date/time of the crash, the basic crash information displayed in the blue screen (Bug Check Code and 4 parameters) and the details of the driver or module that possibly caused the crash (filename, product name, file description and file version).

This program is useful for both developers and non-programmers to determine both the cause and possible workarounds for major crashes.

Category:
Runs on: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 BlueScreenView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added Drag & Drop support: You can now drag a single MiniDump file from Explorer into the main window of BlueScreenView.
  • Fixed bug: BlueScreenView failed to remember the last size/position of the main window if it was not located in the primary monitor.
Latest comments
Mark on 2010-08-17 14:24

Great tool, and a utility that Windows Admin Tools should have by default. Disabling automatic restart and writing down error codes is one thing, but this is so useful when helpful other users who often fail to record the correct information -- and saves them doing so when installed. Two thumbs up.

webfork on 2012-07-24 18:45

Saw this tool getting used recently by high-level tech support folks. Definitely an important tool for Windows diagnosis.

webfork on 2013-03-30 02:24

Finally had a real need for this -- helped me track down a program that was misbehaving and causing a whole-system crash. Saved a whole lot of time when dealing with support. Wonderful.

See all

RocketDock v1.3.5

Checker on 6 Aug 2014
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by USBman

RocketDock is a smoothly animated, alpha-blended program launcher that resembles the "dock" found in Mac OS X. It features a simple drag-and-drop interface, multi-monitor support, running application indicators, compatibility with most dock skin format, relative path support etc.

Functional on 64-bit systems.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of drive-less absolute path (eg. \docs\personal\work.doc without the drive letter)
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. The application is in the {app} folder
  3. Create a blank file called Settings.ini in that folder
  4. Optionally, delete unnecessary language and help files and skins
  5. Launch RocketDock.exe
Latest comments
Gmacri on 2010-09-22 17:41

Somebody know if there will be a program update?

webfork on 2010-09-23 17:14

Gmacri: looks like the last release was the "final" one. You might try emailing the authors.

giulia on 2013-10-31 19:06

No Stealth
it creates this folder HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\StackDocklet

See all

Caffeine v1.90 Updated

billon on 26 Oct 2020

Caffeine prevents an automatic screensaver or going into standby/sleep/hibernate, useful for presentations or playing video. It works by simulating a keypress once every 59 seconds, so your PC thinks you're still working at the keyboard. Double-clicking the program icon "empties" the coffee pot and temporarily disables the program, while doing this a second time re-enables it.

Other command-line arguments for more functions are present on the web site.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch caffeine32.exe or caffeine64.exe.
What's new? See:
https://zhornsoftware.co.uk/caffeine/#versions
Latest comments
triode on 2014-05-01 14:52

@Napiophelios: Likely won't work for WoW or any other network game produced after about 1999, because they look for game activity (positions and actions and other more clever things) for determining idle players, which has nothing to do with your computer sleeping or screensaving. Pressing F15 (which is what I assume this program does once per 59 seconds) has nothing to do with gameplay so it won't reset any idle timer on the server side.

smaragdus on 2016-02-07 11:57

Caffeine 1.61 has been released, changes in the latest version:
v1.61 - 10th October 15
Fixed bug with app not going active/inactive correctly when a timed period elapsed

Checker on 2016-02-07 21:14

@smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

See all

TextDiff v4.6

webfork on 20 Nov 2015
  • 987KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Nov 2013
  • Suggested by TPFC Fan

TextDiff is a text and folder comparison tool. It supports drag-and-drop of files, customizable color highlighting of differences, two-way merging, in-place text editing, etc.

Category:
Runs on:WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. The files you need are located in the TextDiff subfolder
  3. Launch TextDiff.exe
Latest comments
NickR on 2011-09-05 18:21

CAUTION: Writes corrupt files on my XP sp3 setup.

File compare works (Superbly - my favourite by far)

But if I write file1 or file2 after executing the actual'Compare'
or some other edit changes. My file is written truncated and
in Unicode BigEndian UTF-8, which spoils my day somewhat.

I checked carefully and re-downloaded etc for a few days now.
May not effect everyone. Hope this helps someone avoid a problem.

Provy on 2017-10-09 20:01

I cannot open the .hlp file. Any suggestions?

__philippe on 2017-10-09 21:25

@Provy

TextDiff.hlp is a windows 3.x Help file. Under Win XP, Explorer will open it just fine.

Under Win7, however, Explorer will barf about an unsupported old file format,
but does suggest to download some sort of conversion utility.

Alternatively, TextDiff.hlp file contents could be converted (under winXP) to a PDF document.
PM me with your email if you want it.

See all

CyberShredder v1.12

webfork on 20 Dec 2016
  • 490KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Sep 2008
  • Suggested by M. Maltbia

CyberShredder is an easy to use, drag-and-drop way to delete files and folders from your computer permanently. While normal file deletion remove a file's directory entry and allocation table information, the actual disk clusters that contained the file's data remains intact on your hard disk and can be recovered. CyberShredder overwrites the space occupied from a file with random data and then erases the file, so recovery tools cannot recover it.

Although the "very quick" shred should be more than adequate for most users, there are multi-pass methods available that overwrite the file multiple times.

Warning: Some users have reported issues when wiping directories with non-English characters in them.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CyberShredder.exe.
What's new?
  • Quicker abort, abandons operation even at the end of a file operation.
  • File operation progress gauge, shows progress of each file operation (pass).
  • Renames file multiple (26) times, not just once.
  • Remembers form position.
Latest comments
Midas on 2013-11-06 14:25

A possible portable alternative (untested!) is Quick Erase -- see http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Secure-cleaning/Quick-Erase.shtml.

hamasaki on 2013-11-11 12:03

@webfork. Sorry, only just saw this post. I don`t have a copy of that folder anymore as I`ve moved to a new laptop. Sorry.

Herki on 2014-06-18 12:57

I had precisely the same issue as hamasaki above - tried to drag and drop a folder that contained asian characters in its name and, to my horror, found Cybershredder began a rampage through a completely unrelated area of my hard drive.

From what I can tell, and this tallies with hamasaki's experience *if* he had placed the cybershredder.exe in 'program files', the glitch redirects the shred request to contents of the the folder one level above the folder in which cybershredder.exe is placed.

No idea why this happens, but be warned!

See all

UnityPDF v1.0.10.0

webfork on 23 Aug 2020
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Jan 2015
  • Suggested by webfork

UnityPDF is a PDF manipulation software that allows you to drag-and-drop a series of documents and then order them before processing. Available operations include merge, split (one file per page), divide (split by file size or by X sections), insert, password-protect and view metadata.

Note: Program no longer in development. Linking to Softpedia / archive.org mirrors (thanks Midas).

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: DotNET Framework 2.0
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch UnityPDF.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PDFTK Builder
What's new?
  • Adding the russian translation.
  • Last freeware version (maybe the last official version downloadable, freeware or commercial). End of the project.
Latest comments
Midas on 2015-02-07 18:48

Softpedia has portable UnityPDF v1.0.10.0: http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/Office/PDF/Portable-UnityPDF.shtml (choose Softpedia mirror download, the external link points back to the expired domain).

webfork on 2015-02-07 23:47

Midas: Joby got the softpedia edit already but I added the archive.org homepage.

freakazoid on 2020-08-21 03:22

I had to merge some PDF files just now and the usual app I use, PDFTK Builder, popped up an error for the first time since I've used it.

Needed to find another app and UnityPDF worked just fine.

See all

OpenedFilesView v1.86

billon on 12 Sep 2018
  • 105KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Sep 2018
  • Suggested by milentechie

OpenedFilesView displays the list of all opened files on your system. For each opened file, the handle value, read/write/delete access, file position, the process that opened the file etc. are displayed. You can also close one or more opened files, or terminate the processes that opened these files. This is particularly handy when you are trying to delete/move/open a file and Windows complains that the file is "locked".

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_NIRSOFTOPENEDFILESDRIVER
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract a folder of your choice. Launch OpenedFilesView.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed OpenedFilesView to send the data to stdout when specifying an empty string (e.g.: OpenedFilesView.exe /scomma "").
Latest comments
Mark on 2011-02-20 09:13

There is a 64-bit version available:

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ofview-x64.zip

MIKLO on 2016-05-12 14:49

A very helpful program thanks for the hard work to develop this.
MIKLO

misan on 2016-05-13 16:45

It's a ~ GUI for openfiles.exe.
Nir Sofer gives us so many (to many?!)~ GUIs.
TU.

See all

TeraCopy v3.5 Updated

webfork on 15 Nov 2020
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Nov 2020
  • Suggested by AntBond

TeraCopy lets you copy or move files at the maximum possible speed. It uses dynamically adjusted buffers to reduce seek times, as well as asynchronous copy to speed up file transfers between two physical hard drives. When an error is encountered during copying/moving, TeraCopy will automatically retry and skip the files that cannot be transferred instead of aborting the entire operation. It also shows failed file transfers and lets you recopy only problem files.

Once the destination directory is selected, files can be dragged-and-dropped onto the window, even while a transfer is in progress. Once files are transferred, the Verify option uses a hash check to see if files are identical.

Note that a Pro version of the program is available with additional features.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder: Options.ini and main.db
Stealth: ? No. Creates some files in the user folder.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use/Liteware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. Choose the destination folder
  3. Select "Portable version" and uncheck the option to "Associate with checksum files"
  4. Launch TeraCopy.exe
Optionally, delete all files starting with "unins" and the file "TeraCopyService.exe"
Similar/alternative apps: FastCopy
What's new? See:
https://blog.codesector.com/category/teracopy/
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2020-11-13 23:07

Even selecting the portable version, it's not portable. You have to rename the 'Portable.txt' file to 'Portable'. It also creates uninstall files.

webfork on 2020-11-15 12:59

@hamasaki: I added a note about the uninstall files and service, but not having any problems on my side with the portable file. Please post in forums if you have more info.

rasilkialan on 2020-11-19 03:22

WoW, I like the new features. This like the features in GoodSync and Gs RichCopy 360.
Know what I need to know, is Teracopy used SMB protocol, or can work via TCP port?

See all

Resource Hacker v5.1.8 (build 360) Updated

billon on 19 Nov 2020

Resource Hacker is an utility to view, modify, rename, add, delete and extract resources in 32-bit and 64-bit Windows executables and resource files (*.res). The program can modify program icons as they appear in the taskbar, Start Menu and Desktop, among many other things.

It incorporates an internal resource script compiler and decompiler.

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 ResourceHacker.exe.
What's new?
  • Bugfix: Some PNG files were no longer being displayed.
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2016-10-09 14:10

Have been using for quite some time and really like this program. Thanks for a good program.
MIKLO

rbon on 2016-10-15 12:20

Resource Hacker new Beta in 'Portable' zip format.
Changes in 4.5.28
- Update: Numerous changes and improvements to command line support.
- Update: Filenames in resource scripts are no longer required to be enclosed within double quotes unless they contain
spaces.
- 'Portable' zip file: http://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/resource_hacker_beta.zip

Ennovy on 2020-11-14 14:03

Changes in 5.1.8:
Added: Zooming/scrolling views of image resources
Update: Enabled scrolling for very tall dialogs
Bugfix: Very large binary resources (>>100Mb) could crash the hex editor
Bugfix: Occasional bug decompiling dialogs styles (WS_TABSTOP)
Bugfix: RC file missing when extracting a binary resource type from commandline

See all

Open++ v1.5.1

freakazoid on 12 Oct 2020
  • 178KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by freakazoid

Open++ is a context-menu shell extension that allows you to quickly open selected files or folders with customizable commands.

Note: Main site offline -- linking to archive.org.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Ability to write to the registry to register the shell extension.
Stealth: ? Yes. Use the "Uninstall" option to deregister the shell extension when finished using Open++.
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch OpenXX.exe
  3. Select the "Install / Uninstall" tab and click on "Install" to register the shell extension
Optionally, for path portability: use the "%OpenXXDir%" argument in the "Program" field. For example, if Open++ is located in x:\apps\open ++ and you want to add a program from the Opera folder, enter %OpenXXDir%\..\opera\opera.exe in the "Program" field.
Latest comments
freakazoid on 2013-11-28 22:46

@the_watcher - I'm on Win 8.1 and don't use Windows Explorer that often so I can't really verify. I use CubicExplorer.

webfork on 2014-11-09 02:15

billon: updated, thanks

stisev on 2017-04-20 16:04

Does anyone know of a way I could use this as a replacement "Sendto" menu. There's no software I've found that can do it. I would love to make my Sendto menu more portable when reinstalling Windows.

See all

Money Manager Ex v1.3.6 Updated

billon on 24 Dec 2020
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Dec 2020
  • Suggested by nunoleite

Money Manager Ex is a personal finance software that helps you to organize your finances and keeps track of where, when and how the money goes. It is also a great tool to get a bird's eye view of your financial worth.

Alternatively, Money Manager Ex Portable is stealth, portablizes the recently used files list and allows the last used file to automatically open.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Writes MRU directories as well as file type association etc. to the registry.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch mmex.exe.
What's new? See:
https://github.com/moneymanagerex/moneymanagerex/releases
Latest comments
LucW on 2011-12-15 09:20

I like this program a lot. Unfortunately it has stopped working on my W7 32bit computer. This has happened befor but then I could get it to work again by running it under XP SP3 compatibility mode, but now nothing helps to get it to work again. This is precisely the kind of software ons does NOT want to stop working. All my data are in the database and I cannot reach it anymore.

Emka on 2012-01-25 15:53

One could add that there is a version by PortableApps that AFAIK handles the registry entries.

DarkShadow on 2016-02-15 17:39

v1.2.5 released !

See all

CrystalDiskInfo v8.9.0a Updated

billon on 19 Dec 2020
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Dec 2020
  • Suggested by guinness

CrystalDiskInfo monitors disk health status and temperature, monitoring/graphing of S.M.A.R.T. diagnostic information. The program also tells you how many times the hard disk has been turned on and how many hours.

Functional with magnetic and solid state disks.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Internet Explorer 8+
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0+/4.0+ (only for Alert Mail)
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT License
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete License folder, DiskInfoA32.exe, DiskInfoA64.exe, gadget folder and unnecessary language files (inside CdiResource directory)
  3. Optionally, delete opus folder, unnecessary themes, AlertMail.exe and AlertMail4.exe
  4. Launch DiskInfo32.exe or DiskInfo64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: PassMark DiskCheckup, HDDScan
What's new?
  • Added:
    • Volume control for alert sound (Kurei Kei);
    • Power on Hours can be displayed in years for tooltip text. (Kurei Kei);
    • 16bit color environment support;
    • CoolMade/CuteMade themes [Shizuku Edition].
  • Improved:
    • Maxiotek SATA SSD controller support'
    • Seagate BarraCudata SATA SSD support;
    • Apacer AS350 support;
    • ClearType support.
  • Deleted Samsung SATA SSD Life report.
  • Updated language files (Russian、Traditional Chinese).
  • Fixed code signing certificates.
Latest comments
rodger123 on 2012-09-22 17:41

Woked fine on my USB storage drive-Hallers version at portable apps better,cleans up itself,slick program.

SYSTEM on 2012-09-26 14:31

@rodger123: This "worse" version only leaves files in Internet Explorer's cache. IMHO, the overhead caused by PortableApps.com Launcher is not worth it.

Special on 2020-12-15 23:43

Might be worth staying on the previous release if you have a Samsung SSD like the very popular EVO. Why wouldn't you want to have the health the % available???

8.9.0 [2020/12/15]
Deleted Samsung SATA SSD Life report

See all

ToDoList v8.0.14.0 Updated

billon on 14 Jan 2021
  • 12MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by leloo

ToDoList is a hierarchical task manager that allows you to repeatedly sub-divide your tasks into more manageable pieces, which makes it ideal for IT-related projects as well as more general activities. Each task can be given a wide variety of attributes including priority, risk, color, category and many more. Viewable in tree, list or calendar format and includes native XML support for custom reporting.

Created lists can be exported to a variety of formats including HTML, ICS (calendar), speadsheet and more. Supports remote todolists and encryption for security.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: "Check for update" requires administrator privileges.
Stealth: ? No. Registers some components in the registry:
HKCU\Software\Abstractspoon
License: The Eclipse Public License 1.0
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch ToDoList.exe
  3. Select Language
  4. If not already selected, choose Ini File for settings storage

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files at \todolist_exe\Resources\Translations
What's new? See:
https://abstractspoon.com/phpBB/viewforum.php?f=5
Latest comments
IanFromBarrie on 2017-01-27 22:48

Solved: the download on the portable freeware site does not include a file "todolist.exe.manifest" that is required to run on XP. If you have an existing earlier version of todolist, it will have a file "todolist.exe.xp.manifest". Dan the developer advises to rename that to "todolist.exe.manifest". Seems to work.

IanFromBarrie on 2017-01-27 22:54

The download contains the "todolist.exe.xp.manifest" file, and renaming that to "todolist.exe.manifest" works

TP109 on 2017-01-28 02:43

@IanFromBarrie

Thanks for that info. I was wondering why it wasn't working with XP. Renaming todolist.exe.xp.manifest to todolist.exe.manifest worked.

See all

RawReg v1.3 New

webfork on 20 Nov 2020
  • 636KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Dec 2011
  • Suggested by joby_toss

RawReg allows edition of offline registry hives. It can be used (for example) to edit BCD hives, NTUSER, software and many other registry hives found in versions after Windows 2000, including those created by the security tool Sandboxie. Information is provided on the physical offset position of each registry key on the hive file, useful for debugging a registry hive with the aid of an hexadecimal editor.

The program can browse the registry, change value data, edit value titles, and show a map with information on the data in each area.

NOTE: site offline, linking to archive.org

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download RawReg.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: Windows Registry Recovery, RegistryViewer

MDB Viewer Plus v2.63

billon on 11 Mar 2019
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Oct 2018
  • Suggested by J-P-W

MDB Viewer Plus is a tabbed viewer/editor for Microsoft Access MDB and ACCDB database files. It provides a quick and easy way to create, view, edit and search/query MDB/ACCDB files without having Microsoft Access installed. It is not a full database development solution but allows you to view/edit MDB/ACCDB files without an Access license.

Imports and exports to a variety of formats.

Category:
Runs on:WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Requires Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) to run (available by default on Windows 98SE and above).
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MDBPlus.exe.
What's new? See:
http://www.alexnolan.net/news/
Latest comments
webfork on 2011-04-12 19:07

Worked like a charm with an Access database. Saved me plenty of time trying to get the info through some other import tool.

lautrepay on 2012-03-13 01:12

@NickR: Updated. Thanks!

Nh on 2018-07-10 03:12

Not fully unicode (at least for field names).
Also his version can't change and save any setting - simply it does not create mdbplus.ini.

See all

RTMPDumpHelper v1.22

billon on 21 Feb 2018
  • 168KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

RTMPDumpHelper easily downloads video/audio streams used by live streaming websites such as Hulu, justin.tv and others. Open a Web page containing an RTMP-format video stream in your favorite Web browser and, while watching the video, it is saved to your disk automatically as a .FLV or .MP4 file.

Requires proxy server toolkit "RTMPDump toolkit", which must be downloaded separately.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Download the Windows build of RTMPDump toolkit, and extract rtmpsuck.exe and rtmpsrv.exe into the same folder
  3. Launch RTMPDumpHelper.exe
What's new?
  • RTMPDumpHelper now temporary disables the DLL protection mechanism of Firefox in order to load RTMPDumpHelper.dll into Firefox.
    Also, be aware that Firefox is now installed as 64-bit Web browser by default, so you have to use the 64-bit version of RTMPDumpHelper if you have 64-bit system.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-09-17 23:23

For me RTMPDumpHelper is the most useful of all Nir Sofer tools. It is rarely updated but it is still working fine.

freakazoid on 2016-09-17 23:59

I use youtube-dl (command line) almost exclusively nowadays.

TVideoDownloader is a frontend GUI for youtube-dl:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2640

Also, there's some more info about youtube-dl on the forums:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=21879

smaragdus on 2016-09-18 18:37

@freakazoid
Thank you for your input. In fact I know TVideoDownloader. I have used another youtube-dl front-end- Moo0 YouTube Downloader:
https://is.gd/2UqwMT
It is not portable (perhaps it can be made portable?) and I update youtube-dl.exe manually. But I have not tested neither TVideoDownloader nor Moo0 YouTube Downloader with RTMP streams- I didn't know that youtube-dl supported RTMP protocol.
Note- I used url shortener because the actual link of Moo0 YouTube Downloader:
http://www.moo0.com/?top=http://www.moo0.com/software/YouTube/
is not shown properly by this site.

Add comment

Simple Duplicate Finder v1.2.0.3

webfork on 13 Jan 2019
  • 117KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Dec 2011
  • Suggested by ancientimages

Simple Duplicate Finder helps track down similar files either to delete extras and save space or to compare versions. While most duplicate-searching programs are looking for exact copies, SDF uses a Percentage Search, allowing you to adjust the percentage difference required for a file to be considered a duplicate. Once scanned, the program will display the number of bytes which differ as well as the specific percentage match between files.

This is useful for example with metadata: when Windows Image Import tool downloads pictures from your digital camera, additional XML data is inserted into the images and video files, including a timestamp of when the image was downloaded to the computer. Although the image is identical in every way to its original, the file will appear as unique. SDF can detect these files and help remove them.

Note: main site appears to be down, switched to archive.org

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DupFinder.exe.
What's new? ----Version 1.0.0.0----
Initial Release

----Version 1.1.0.0----
Added percentage match ability, this superceeds smart jpeg search feature.
Added Extension filter to search only for specific file types.
Bugfix, empty directory search could cause previous version to hang.
Updated program icon to be compatable with olders versions of windows.

----Version 1.2.0.0----
Code optimization for increased speed.
Added ability to compare files which sizes are not identical, but within percentage match.
Total progress now still displayed during a large file compare.

----Version 1.2.0.1----
Fixed a sort problem where text could be incorrect for an item

----Version 1.2.0.2----
Increased sort speed

----Version 1.2.0.3----
Renamed program to "Simple Duplicate Finder" since someone stole my other program name
Latest comments
Allen on 2015-01-18 21:56

Links are all dead

I am Baas on 2015-01-18 23:14

@Allen
Thanks... linked to archive.org

__philippe on 2019-01-13 08:29

Simple Duplicate Finder v1.2.0.3 - link date 20-FEB-2012
Just re-discovered this antediluvian gem of a dups finder...;-)

What's not to like ?

• Terse, elegant, skillfully crafted GUI
• Option for similitude percentage match
• Filter for file extension
• Duplicate entries results neatly listed as offset to the stem file
• Stunningly fast execution (files CRC used as match criteria)
• Tiny footprint (117KB exe)
   Leanest of TPFC's "Duplicate Checkers" current 11 entries

Oldie, but goodie...Recommended.

See all

CurrPorts v2.63 Updated

webfork on 12 Nov 2020
  • 130KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Nov 2020
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

CurrPorts displays the list of all currently opened networking ports on your local computer. For each TCP/IP and UDP port in the list, information about the process that opened the port is displayed, including the process name, full path of the process, version information of the process (product name, file description and so on), the time that the process was created and the user that created it.

In addition, CurrPorts allows you to close unwanted TCP connections, kill the process that opened the ports and save the TCP/UDP ports information to HTML file, XML file, or to tab-delimited text file. The program will automatically mark with pink suspicious ports owned by unidentified applications (applications without version information and icons).

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / 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 cports.exe.

Optionally:
Similar/alternative apps: LiveTcpUdpWatch, NetworkTrafficView
What's new?
  • Added 'Align Numeric Columns To Right' option.
Latest comments
PortaFreeUser on 2011-05-26 13:54

I like this program. I recently used it to notice some suspicious looking port activities. I was able to close the ports down and then turn them to stealth using my firewall program. Then I used this program again and everything has looked normal ever since then. So I think this program may have helped me to stop some hackers or malware. All of my own internet activities and programs work normally so I really do think this program helped me stop something bad from happening.

__philippe on 2018-03-13 09:09

CurrPorts v2.50 rel 12-MAR-2018
Noteworthy new function for the paranoïd among us :... ;-)

Port egress|ingress data size capture
("Sent Bytes" "Sent packets" "Received Bytes" "Received Packets")

Remember to activate two crucial options:
• select an "Auto Refresh" frequency
• tick "Collect send/receive Bytes"

Mendy on 2020-08-22 08:11

This will definitely come in handy

See all

Free Batch Music Splitter v1.2

webfork on 15 Oct 2018
  • 40MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Oct 2015
  • Suggested by ozok

Free Batch Music Splitter is a tool to split audio files into several parts or parts with a specified length. The program can do several splitting jobs at once. It will also add folders and subfolders, maintaining output folder structure.

Funcitonal with MP3, AAC, WAV, WAVPACK, OGG, OPUS, FLAC, ALAC, M4B and M4A files.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Apache 2
How to extract: Download the portable 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FreeBatchMusicSplitter.exe.
What's new?
  • Added: Options to specify how the output files are named.
  • Updated: FFmpeg.

ChromeCookiesView v1.65 Updated

billon on 1 Dec 2020
  • 212KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Dec 2020
  • Suggested by guinness

ChromeCookiesView is an alternative to the standard internal cookies viewer of Chromium-based Web browsers. It displays the list of all stored cookies and allows you to easily delete unwanted ones. It also allows you export the cookies into text/csv/html/xml file.

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 ChromeCookiesView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Decode Escape Sequence' option (turned on by default). You can turn off this option if you want to get the original name/value without escape sequence decoding.
Latest comments
vmars316 on 2017-03-29 00:36

Win 10 x64:
It doesn't delete cookies.

__philippe on 2017-10-23 13:25

Belatedly noticed the "Quick-Filter" option introduced since v1.35,
very handy time-saving feature when trying to locate and eradicate
multiple pesky ads cookies in one fell swoop.

__philippe on 2019-01-21 08:33

v1.50
Zapping obnoxious cookies summarily:

   C:\>ChromeCookiesView /DeleteCookies ".offendingsite.com"

Instant gratification via CLI...;-)

Add comment

Snap DB v1.5.1

webfork on 5 Sep 2015
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Sep 2015
  • Suggested by guinness

Snap DB is a simple, lightweight and customizable flat-file database (spreadsheet) application. Columns can be easily created, deleted, renamed and moved, and it has an instant search to provide rapid access to the stored information.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
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 SnapDB.exe (Windows XP and above) or SnapDB_ANSI.exe (Windows 2000 and below).
What's new?
  • When printing, added ability to add the header row into the output.
Latest comments
Wolfghost on 2012-10-01 19:11

Anyone as have a code for config.ini to [Recent] to get rid of reading ??

Specular on 2014-11-04 05:17

Use this app all the time, very useful and lightweight. Recommended for any simple list management.

hamasaki on 2014-12-25 04:20

Very useful software, use it for a whole load of things.

Add comment

TEBookConverter v2.0

webfork on 21 Jan 2020
  • 173MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Apr 2015
  • Suggested by ozok

TEBookConverter is an easy to use ebook converter built using calibre. The program has simple conversion interface rather than calibre's ebook management suite and elaborate feature-set. You can convert ebooks quickly and easily using parallel processing.

Presets for several devices (Kindle, Nook etc) are available.

Supported input formats include cbz, cbr, cbc, chm, djvu, docx, epub, fb2, html, htmlz, lit, lrf, mobi, odt, pdf, prc, pdb, pml, rb, rtf, snb, tcr, txt, txtz. Supported output formats are azw3, epub, fb2, oeb, lit, lrf, mobi, htmlz, pdb, pml, rb, pdf, rtf, snb, tcr, txt, txtz.

NOTE: Program discontinued.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download and extract the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch TEBookConverter.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: calibre
What's new?
  • Added: Greek translation.
  • Updated: Calibre to 2.23.
Latest comments
joby_toss on 2015-02-10 19:37

"The sourceforge.net website is temporarily in static offline mode.
Only a very limited set of project pages are available until the main website returns to service."

webfork on 2017-03-21 01:37

I was able to successfully convert a DOCX file to MOBI file for an Amazon Kindle device. All I really needed was the index and basic formatting preserved and that's what it did. Also images worked well. I'm very happy.

RightToolsForJob on 2018-05-26 04:58

Links not longer work, well not for me.

Could be https://sourceforge.net/projects/portableapps/files/Source/TEBookConverter/
be the correct link, but it was lasted update in 2014

I searched and found also https://tebookconverter.codeplex.com/
But firefox had a warning "The site ahead may contain harmful programs"

is this program still available and safe

See all

Defraggler v2.22.995

billon on 10 Oct 2019
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 May 2018
  • Suggested by atao.m

Defraggler improves drive performance by organizing data at a file system level. Since files over time spread out over a drive, occasional "defragmentation" can help reduce drive seek time. Uniquely, Defraggler can function at a file or folder-level to help clean up specific areas, or the whole disk. The program will also list fragmented files and their locations.

The package includes both 32-bit and a 64-bit versions, as well as a command line program. This tool is not recommended for SSD drives or other flash-based media.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrative rights
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract Defraggler.exe or Defraggler64.exe (for 64-bit OS), and optionally Lang directory to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a blank text file in the same folder, paste the following:

    #PORTABLE#

    and save it as portable.dat
  3. Launch Defraggler.exe or Defraggler64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: WinContig
What's new? See:
https://www.ccleaner.com/news/release-announcements
Latest comments
__philippe on 2013-07-22 13:58

For quick-and-dirty, single file specific defrag job, I tend to favor Sysinternals' Mark Russinovich CLI implementation (as in Clean-and-Lean-Interface...;-)

Blindlingy fast, small footprint (208k) Contig.exe V1.7

http://download.sysinternals.com/files/Contig.zip

__philippe

Checker on 2014-03-25 14:25

:D
Sorry, I really missed that.

webfork on 2014-03-29 16:12

Thanks checker

See all

Snipaste v1.16.2

webfork on 3 May 2019
  • 23MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Snipaste is an easy screen capture and image edition program, with the ability to detect windows and menus and supporting pixel-level control. Both captured images and various clipboard content can be pasted as a floating window to the desktop. Images can be moved, organized into groups, saved to file, as well as basic editions like addendums, rotation, zoom, translucence etc.

The program can also grab colors, supports themes and includes multi-screen support. The default keys (which can be customized) are F1 for Snip and F3 for Paste.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft Visual C++ Redist 2015
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Snipaste.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Greenshot, Lightscreen, PicPick, Screenshot Captor
What's new? See:
https://github.com/Snipaste/feedback/wiki/Changelog
Latest comments
two on 2017-03-17 14:30

drawing tools are great!

juverax on 2020-09-02 16:12

Current version: 2.5.1 ( https://www.snipaste.com/download.html )

billon on 2020-09-02 17:32

@juverax:

That's beta

See all

BulkFileChanger v1.72 Updated

billon on 6 Jan 2021
  • 136KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by guinness

BulkFileChanger allows you to gather a list of files via drag-and-drop, explorer, or wild card searches. Users can then execute a command, change properties (time/date/hidden/read-only etc.), export file list, or copy/move files to another location.

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 BulkFileChanger.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Photo - Date Taken' option to set the date/time when the photo was taken. This feature is similar to the 'EXIF - Generated Time' option, but it uses the Property System of Windows, which may work better in some situations. For example: the 'Photo - Date Taken' option will set the photo date/time even if the original .jpg file doesn't contain EXIF information.
Latest comments
Fredrik Lonn on 2010-10-18 20:54

Good simple program that can bulk shift time + or - for video files for example that has been taken in a different timezone without changing the camera time before the shots.

Add comment

FileOptimizer v14.50 Updated

webfork on 15 Dec 2020
  • 194MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Nov 2020
  • 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? See:
https://nikkhokkho.sourceforge.io/static.php?page=FileOptimizer
Latest comments
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.

See all

MobileMeter v0.3.1.0

Checker on 15 Mar 2014
  • 50KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by Bertl01

MobileMeter is a system monitoring utility designed for laptop PCs. It displays the CPU clock speed and temperate, battery charge/discharge rate and hard disk temperature.

Note: The application web page is in Japanese, but an English translation is available.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch mobmeter.exe.
Latest comments
NickR on 2012-03-07 20:46

@Revelation777: Until it is fixed - the link to Mr.Tamaru's translated page works via www.archive.org

Midas on 2013-07-16 10:46

Discovered this following __philippe's recommendation; the download link from webpage seems to be working now. This tiny app absolutely rocks -- I just wish that background color was user customizable...

Acuena on 2014-08-09 23:37

Just as information:
When I run this program, it wanted to create a executable file in windows\system32 folder which I blocked.

See all

PotPlayer v1.7.21397 Updated

billon on 15 Dec 2020
  • 57MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Dec 2020
  • Suggested by Ruby

PotPlayer is a feature-rich media player that plays hundreds of different video and audio formats without any dependency on installed codecs, as well as streaming media and DVD video. The program includes configurable subtitles, audio and subtitles delay adjustment, video equalizer, 3D capabilities, playlist support, bookmarks, audio visualizations etc.

The program can also capture video sequences and record audio, split video and add processing filters. It can sleep or shut down the computer after a timer finishes or at a set time.

Alternatively, PotPlayer Portable is also available.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file named PotPlayerMini.ini (PotPlayerMini64.ini for the 64-bit version) and paste the following contents:

    [Settings]

  3. Launch PotPlayerMini.exe or PotPlayerMini64.exe

Optionally, remove the following folders: $COMMONFILES, $PLUGINSDIR, and $SYSDIR
Similar/alternative apps: Media Player Classic - Home Cinema, VLC Media Player
What's new? See:
https://potplayer.daum.net/update.html?lang=en&bit
Latest comments
gbrao on 2017-04-13 14:22

Yes, confirmed with v1.7.1915.

creates HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\DAUM\PotPlayerMini
and/or HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\DAUM\PotPlayerMini64

Pendrive on 2020-07-03 20:47

I extracted the 64-bit version and am rather confused at the different executables: PotPlayer64.exe, PotPlayerMini64.exe, PotPlayerMiniXP64.exe and PotPlayerXP64.exe.
What are they for? Which one is to be preferred?

rb161 on 2020-12-09 20:25

Can play interlaced videos at double speed which gives the "video" look as experienced on TV (Deinterlace Settings > Software Deinterlacing > Bob 2x frame). This feature has transformed video on the PC for me.

See all

ComicsViewer v3.21 Updated

billon on 1 Jan 2021
  • 14MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Dec 2020
  • Suggested by Widya Santoso

ComicsViewer is an image viewer specially tailored to viewing scanned comics. The program can modify colors, contrast, and other elements on the fly and will rotates your view of images with your screen in portrait orientation. It has an available slide show,

The program can view most common graphics formats including Jpeg2000 and allows export to JPEG, BMP, and PNG. It is also able to directly display images stored in ZIP and RAR files (even with password protection).

Category:
Runs on:WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete ComicsViewer.dll and ComicsViewer_x64.dll
  3. Launch ComicsViewer.exe
Latest comments
billon on 2016-09-14 20:45

New home page(?) - http://www.cnblogs.com/stronghorse/ and i can't find anything in there

Realist on 2016-10-07 09:34

Has nobody tried RoboReader.
Please give it a try.

juverax on 2020-09-04 15:44

The link to the file on Softpedia is old.
There is a more recent version: 3.20
Direct download link: http://download2270.mediafire.com/gfy12zjswhcg/mkpr0ds0zsc7u6j/ComicsViewer_eng.zip

This link was found thanks to a post by user TAIMAT https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=43221 ) ( https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=97726#p97726 )

See all

Media Player Classic - Home Cinema v1.7.13

SYSTEM on 21 Jan 2018
  • 41MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by Rick

Media Player Classic - Home Cinema (MPC-HC) is a lightweight player with broad format support. It includes keyboard shortcuts, audio/video controls, a web interface for remote control and more. The program is derived from Media Player Classic (MPC), a media player that mimics the interface of Windows Media Player 6.4, and adds support for EVR rendering, H.264 and VC-1 video hardware acceleration, bugfixes, additional languages, decoders and more.

Alternatively, there is an unofficial updated build.

Versions from WinPenPack and PortableApps are also available: X-MediaPlayerClassic_HomeCinema and Media Player Classic - Home Cinema Portable.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP or 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete unnecessary language files
  3. Create an empty text file and name it mpc-hc.ini or mpc-hc64.ini
  4. Launch mpc-hc.exe or mpc-hc64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: SMPlayer
What's new? See:
https://mpc-hc.org/changelog/
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-04-05 15:45

@starshakur

.ini fixed, innit ? ...;-)

billon on 2017-07-16 19:12

"v1.7.13, the latest, and probably the last release of our project…"
:(

MIKLO on 2017-08-26 13:58

No matter what IMO Media Player Classic has always been, and will always be the best overall Media Player. I've been using for a very long time on many different OS's and it fulfilled my needs on all of them. I like the look and all the rest, maybe I'm being partial but so what it works 4me :) Great job by the makers so thanks for the hard work.
MIKLO

See all

Regshot v1.9.0

Midas on 28 May 2017
  • 129KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Feb 2013
  • Suggested by Crash

Regshot is a small registry compare utility that allows you to take a snapshot of your registry make changes to your system (such as installing a program) and then taking a second snapshot to compare. The comparison report can be produced in text or HTML format and contains a list of all modifications that have taken place between the first and second snapshot. In addition, you can also specify folders (with subfolders) to be scanned for changes as well.

Alternatively, RegShot Portable automatically switches between 32 and 64-bit and adjusts paths.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the source + binary ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch regshot.exe.

Optionally, delete the src subfolder.
Similar/alternative apps: Regshot2 Unicode
What's new?
  • x64 and Unicode versions.
  • You can compare shots saved with different "UseLongRegHead" option.
  • Unicode shots have .hivu extension.
  • Loading ANSI hive files in Unicode builds and vice versa is not supported.
  • The skip list is now additionally checked against the single name of keys, values, dirs and files.
  • Internally Regshot always uses the short forms HKLM and HKU, so these have to be used in your skip lists too.
Full changelog (inclusive of the later Beta release) is at https://sourceforge.net/projects/regshot/files/regshot/1.9.1-beta/.
Latest comments
ZZZ on 2013-06-24 17:21

@Napiophelios

2.0.1.70 - http://www.mediafire.com/?8r1ikb57217und5

JohnTHaller on 2013-06-25 20:04

robertcollier4 - The Regshot2 you are posting about is a different app. It's either a totally different freeware app that copied the layout or an app illegally using the real Regshot's code as a base and not distributing the newer source as required by the GPL. Either way, this entry is about the real Regshot, which is open source, Unicode, portable and has 32-bit and 64-bit versions (the PortableApps.com version even switches between them automatically). It's also under active development unlike 'RegShot2' which is abandoned.

billon on 2015-08-02 08:00

Regshot v1.9.1.321 Beta is out

See all

Mem Reduct v3.3.5

freakazoid on 27 Feb 2020
  • 842KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Feb 2019
  • Suggested by smaragdus

Mem Reduct is a lightweight, real-time memory management application to monitor and clean system memory on your computer. The program uses undocumented internal system features (in the Native API) to clear system cache (system working set, working set, standby page lists, modified page lists) with variable result ~10-50%.

A 64-bit version is available within the archive.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract the version specific to your OS to a folder of your choice. Create an empty memreduct.ini in the same folder as memreduct.exe. Launch memreduct.exe.
What's new?
  • Updated project SDK.
  • Fixed:
    • Running as admin on every startup;
    • Cosmetics bugs;
    • Bugs.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2018-11-01 12:43

Glad v3.3.4 fixes a pesky WinXP bug introduced in previous version...;-)

freakazoid on 2020-02-27 14:31

I just happened to stumble upon this app because I was viewing the author's site. What a lifesaver! Really works! Can't believe I didn't know about this app sooner!

Midas on 2020-02-28 07:34

Yes, truly a lifesaver. Been using it for some time now, since my 4GB only laptop started struggling with modern day resource hog browsers... I have upgraded RAM but just kept using it.

See all

On-screen Ruler v2.4.0.167

billon on 21 Aug 2019

On-screen Ruler is a semi-transparent on-screen ruler to help you lay out GUIs and Web pages or measure anything on your screen. It supports units in centimeters, inches or pixels. In addition to using the mouse, you can keyboard shortcuts to move the ruler around the screen.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete curl.exe, dummy.html, license.txt and unnecessary locales
  3. Launch Ruler.exe
What's new? See:
https://sites.google.com/site/rulerhelp/functionality
Latest comments
Nicamati on 2014-05-14 18:01

Thanks JK. Great ruler for preparing basic scale drawings in MS Word etc. for DIY projects. I especially like the calibration facility, as I prefer to draw at a size that fits the screen space rather than be constrained to a fixed ruler measurement, so this is perfect for that. (Looked at PMeter, but it didn't seem to suit my purpose at all; nor did various others that were either too limited, irritating or had time limits.) :-)

gordon451 on 2014-06-25 06:48

Hi - I've been looking for a successor to the legendary Cool Ruler from FabSoft, which won't run on W7. Really, I need something that sits horizontally and vertically, measures in pixels, mouse/touchpad grab and move, AND allows me to put as many custom marks as I need.

Is this possible?

It's the last bit which is so frustrating. I've found ONE only which allows me to put ONE custom mark. I am getting quite frustrated that so many authors think I need all kinds of fancy goodies--but if I want a protractor or set-square, I will search one out! And it better have custom marks :[

I don't need colour pickers, magnifiers, diagonal placement, skins & etc. Even the "stay on top" is not truly necessary.

Gordon.

Werner on 2019-08-21 02:44

Download link does not work anymore, web site has been removed. Obviously not abandoned. Last version available on the Wayback Machine: https://web.archive.org/web/20160519231138/http://onscreenruler.nfshost.com/WinRulerPortable.zip

See all