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CudaText v1.122.5.0 Updated

billon on 21 Jan 2021
  • 25MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by billon

CudaText is a code editor with a simple, tabbed interface and side-panels. Includes split view, code folding, hotkeys, theme support, color picker and more. The program supports 190+ syntaxes and add-ons written in Python, as well as some IDE features if plugins are used.

The program is cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux. Note that settings are modified via text config files (JSON format) in place of options dialogs.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: MPL 2.0
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch cudatext.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: SynWrite, Atom Portable
What's new? See:
http://uvviewsoft.com/cudatext/history.txt
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2019-04-06 07:48

@Alextp, thank you.

hamasaki on 2019-06-12 15:58

I`m starting to warm to CudaText now. Thanks Alex, great work.

hamasaki on 2020-11-26 00:49

Now at version 1.118.0.0

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QuickImageComment v4.38 Updated

billon on 21 Jan 2021
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by Midas

QuickImageComment is a tool with a variety of tools around viewing, editing and removing digital image metadata files. It can sync times, compare, export, or use the data to modify the file name (e.g. rename the file to the date the photo was taken).

The program functions with JPEG, TIFF and various RAW formats, retrieving data from a variety of formats including EXIF, IPTC and XMP properties.

The program has privacy features of deleting all metadata, which can include location and equipment used) as well as batch operations.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0+
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract it to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch QuickImageComment.exe or QuickImageCommentX64.exe
  3. After choosing the program language, select "Program folder" for "Storage location for user settings" and click "OK"
Similar/alternative apps: ExifDataView, ExifToolGUI,
What's new? See:
https://quickimagecomment.de/index.php/en/change-history
Latest comments
xor on 2016-09-28 20:57

looking forward not to hear excuses about some tags related to Exif.Photo.MakerNote, Exif.Image.Make and their dependencies that can't be removed which represent roughly 40 KB of file size

__philippe on 2016-11-17 14:16

QuickImageComment v4.26 released as of 17-NOV-2016

- fixed page display bug introduced in v4.25

Update notification courtesy smaragdus:
https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=84127#p84127

zorro on 2019-11-28 07:06

Requires DotNet 2.0

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Rename Master v3.16 Updated

billon on 21 Jan 2021
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by Barrette

Rename Master is a utility for renaming large groups of files with a few clicks. It is suitable for anyone working with websites, file archives, or collections of music, videos and pictures. This utility will add, remove, or replace parts of the filename.

Supports renaming via file properties, MP3 tags, JPEG JFIF and EXIF tags. For example, you can rename a photo based on when it was taken or MP3 based on when it was recorded.

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. Delete setup.exe
  3. Launch RenameMaster.exe
What's new? See:
https://joejoesoft.com/vcms/108/
Latest comments
TP109 on 2015-11-02 21:27

error. I meant undo feature of Rename Master, not Advanced Renamer, although Advanced Renamer also has an undo feature, but in GUI only.

MIKLO on 2017-01-13 14:02

I tried this program and it does work fine but for me I much prefer Advanced Renamer,although they are similar everyone has a preference.
MIKLO

ripu on 2018-10-18 06:13

It does not support regular expression (regex) that contains lookbehind.

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Google Chrome Portable v88.0.4324.96 Updated

billon on 21 Jan 2021
  • 150MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by JohnTHaller

Google Chrome is a web browser designed for simplicity and speed. Its minimalistic appearance and capabilities can be extended with themes and extensions. The rendering and underlying code is similar to Apple's Safari browser.

Available for Mac, Linux, Android and iOS.

Google Chrome Portable is PortableApps.com version of the program. It and includes automatic support for jPortable to enable web-based Java apps. For users interested in the cutting edge, the Beta, Development and 64-bit channels are also available.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Uses Windows' certificate manager
Unicode support: Partial
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the portable installer and install to a folder of your choice. Launch GoogleChromePortable.exe.

NOTE:
  • Some settings are tied to individual computers and are not portable, including certificates and passwords. See this thread for more information.
  • Optionally, to run in a more stealthy mode, start with --incognito to avoid saving history and cookies after program close.
Similar/alternative apps: X-Chromium, SRWare Iron
What's new? See:
https://chromereleases.googleblog.com/search/label/Stable updates
Latest comments
JohnTHaller on 2016-04-08 13:25

There was a Crashpad issue causing the APPDATA directory to be left behind that was fixed in today's releases. I can't reproduce the others on any OS. Please post a complete bug report in the support forum here: http://portableapps.com/forums/support/other_apps We have hundreds of apps and bug reports as comments on another site often won't be seen and won't wind up being addressed, at least not in a timely manner.

Ennovy on 2016-04-08 13:42

@JohnTHaller: Thank you for the new release. Regarding the registry entries that are left behind I will post in the forum.

bitcoin on 2019-03-28 17:43

google sucks

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CPU-Z v1.95.0 Updated

billon on 21 Jan 2021

CPU-Z gathers and displays information on some of the main components of the machine, including CPU, motherboard, memory, GPU and operating system.

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch cpuz_x32.exe or cpuz_x64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

Optional: To disable update check, edit cpuz.ini and change CheckUpdates=1 to CheckUpdates=0
What's new?
  • AMD ThreadRipper PRO 3995WX, 3975WX, 3955WX, 3945WX and WRX80 chipset.
  • Intel Core 11th generation "Rocket Lake".
  • Mainboard PCI-Express generation report (Mainboard tab).
  • Graphics Interface Link current speed and max speed (Mainboard tab).
    [&]NVIDIA GPU base and boost clocks (Graphics tab).
Latest comments
dany on 2011-10-27 15:15

@Cattleya: Make sure you download the zip package, because the installer does the following:
"The kernel mode driver used by CPU-Z is installed on the system, that avoids to install / remove it at every run."
The portable version leaves no driver behind, just tested it.

@kc: I used to do sysadmin for a small non-profit org. 7 pc's and 2 printers, no big deal. I carried all my tools on a pendrive. Off course I had admin-rights, but this is a typical scenario a lot of us are in, so it's not entirely useless, portable is the way to go for sysadmins ;)

kleinkinstein on 2014-03-22 13:09

CPUZ is old, tired and practically useless. It's heyday was about six years ago. Speccy is a must for today.

appsuser on 2019-09-03 23:47

The customized versions for different board manufacturers (on the home page) are also portable (download the zip package). The customized versions include the manufacturer's logo as a window background and theme.

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AlephNote v1.7.3 Updated

billon on 21 Jan 2021
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by smaragdus

AlephNote is extensible, lightweight desktop note manager. Features include search, interactive checkbox lists highlighting, clickable highlighted links, notes backup, drag-and-drop capability for files and text, and sorting notes into folders. The program supports tags, in-editor markdown rendering, customizable shortcuts, stay-on-top capability, tray control, themes and more.

Notes can be saved locally or synchronized with cloud services including Simplenote, Standard Note, Nextcloud/ownCloud.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6+
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: MIT
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AlephNote.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: ResophNotes
What's new? See:
https://github.com/Mikescher/AlephNote/releases
Latest comments
shnbwmn on 2018-05-14 04:33

@Sinchu

From the dev:

"This sounds like windows marked the dll files as untrusted.

Try going to the properties dialog of each file (right-click -> properties) and clicking the unblock button."

Someone else on the forum said that using 7-Zip to extract the ZIP worked for them.

PAFuser on 2021-01-09 09:43

Looks like a great program, but I have tried for almost a year to get it to load without success. Followed every instruction, only error messages. Never loads.

webfork on 2021-01-09 13:12

@PAFuser: This program is in active development and the dev is fairly responsible if you want to drop him a note about your experiences. I've stepped away from using this program due to what I hope are some sync issues with the SimpleNote service.

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MobileFileSearch v1.35 Updated

billon on 20 Jan 2021
  • 148KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by billon

MobileFileSearch allows you to search files inside a mobile device (Smartphone or Tablet) plugged to the USB port on your computer, with Media Transfer Protocol (MTP). You can search files by their size, their created time, their modified time, or their name (using wildcard).

After finding the files, you can optionally delete them, copy them to a folder on your computer, or export the files list to CSV/tab-delimited/HTML/XML/JSON file.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MobileFileSearch.exe.
What's new?
  • Added:
    • 'File Size Unit' to set the unit to display the 'File Size' column: Bytes, kB, KiB, MB, MiB, GB, GiB, or Automatic;
    • 'Start As Hidden' option. When this option and 'Put Icon On Tray' option are turned on, the main window of MobileFileSearch will be invisible on start.
  • The bottom status bar now displays the total size of the selected files.

KiTTY v0.74.4.5 Updated

billon on 20 Jan 2021
  • 728KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by rokth

KiTTY is a Telnet, SSH and Rlogin client forked from PuTTY. In addition to adding portability, it supports many new features, including session filters, automatic login, session icon, pre-defined saved command shortcuts, terminal protection feature, automatic login and ability to run commands on startup.

Interface improvements include transparency, roll-up and more.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download kitty_portable.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new? See:
https://github.com/cyd01/KiTTY/releases
Latest comments
Midas on 2015-11-15 20:39

@siegfried: I confirm your findings, even after adding a "configdir=" key with a relative path.

I'm not sure the program isn't portable like that, but it sure isn't stealth. In my defense, the method I mentioned was working in prior versions (see above). I posted the issue in KiTTY's forum: http://www.9bis.net/kitty/?action=forum&id=0653 ... :(

BTW, this update (and the lack of changelog thereof) is probably caused by a version and code synch with PuTTY, which was prompted by a newly found vulnerability patch:

"2015-11-07 PuTTY 0.66 released, fixing a SECURITY HOLE
PuTTY 0.66, released today, fixes a security hole in 0.65 and before: vuln-ech-overflow."
See "Latest news" at http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/.

AdrianK_IT on 2020-05-19 07:37

I have been unable to upgrade Kitty since version 0.73.2.13, on W10 Pro 64-bit v1909. I get a 'This app can't run on your PC' error message. Anyone else having this issue?

AdrianK_IT on 2020-05-19 11:44

a. I have discovered there now is a version of Kitty v0.73.2.16 in Portable Apps format (https://portableapps.com/apps/internet/kitty-portable) and
b. Bizarrely, it works perfectly!

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Blender v2.91.2 Updated

billon on 20 Jan 2021
  • 230MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by Danilo

Blender is a powerful, integrated 3D creation software suite with character/solids modeling, animation, rendering, rigging, shading, motion tracking and post-processing tools. It lets users create high quality 3D graphics, movies and replay real-time, interactive 3D content. Its features can be extended with a variety of plug-ins, scripts, templates and more.

Cross platform (Mac, Linux). The program has been used for a wide variety of functions, including VFX, video edition, modeling etc.

Alternatively:


Note: Last version for 32-bit systems is 2.80.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. In the 2.8x sub-directory, create a new folder and name it config
  3. In this config folder, create an empty text file and name it startup.blend
  4. Launch blender.exe

See this thread for more information.
What's new? See:
https://wiki.blender.org/wiki/Reference/Release_Notes
https://www.blender.org/features/2-91/
Latest comments
webfork on 2012-04-28 23:06

Added a note about films because I watched that Sintel short film created with Blender, which was in some areas even better than the work Pixar and Dreamworks are putting out commercially.

Checker on 2012-10-03 18:17

Watch Blender's fourth Open Movie "Tears of Steel" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6MlUcmOul8

Checker on 2015-09-18 18:21

If you want to try: v2.76 rc-1 ( http://www.blender.org/ )

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AutoHideDesktopIcons v4.64 Updated

billon on 20 Jan 2021
  • 168KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by USBman

AutoHideDesktopIcons allows you to hide/unhide all desktop icons after a preset time.

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 AutoHideDesktopIcons_p.exe.
What's new? See:
https://softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/AutoHideDesktopIcons/History
Latest comments
donald on 2011-09-16 17:56

I will attempt to post on application website but ...
"Always start minimized (To Tray)" option does not work.

I have not seen changes occur to the configuration file (AutoHideDesktopIcons.ini) for this setting.

I will also ask about command line option to start minimized.

donald on 2011-09-22 00:45

Please note the immediate response of the developer.

This is a very nice and handy piece of software from a very prolific developer.

I have only seen first rate software from this developer.

freakazoid on 2013-12-02 00:03

Neat little app. Uses around 1.0 - 1.5MB RAM. GUI is a little ugly like all SoftwareOK apps, but you'll probably want to start this in the system tray and forget it! :)

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BrowsingHistoryView v2.46 Updated

billon on 19 Jan 2021
  • 592KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by Checker

BrowsingHistoryView reads the history data of popular Web browsers and then displays the browsing history in one table. The program includes visited URL, title, visit time, count, browser and user profile. It supports Internet Explorer, Firefox-based and Chromium-based Web browsers.

The program allows you see the browsing history of all user profiles in a running system, as well as backed-up profiles and is useful for usability testing, administrators and parents.

Data can be exported into a spreadsheet, html, or xml file from the user interface. Includes command-line options.

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 BrowsingHistoryView.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: MZHistoryView, IEHistoryView, ChromeHistoryView
What's new?
  • Added support for Brave Web browser.
Latest comments
pacofdez on 2019-01-20 08:26

Is it possible to see the history of applications that use the IWebBrowser2 interface of IE/Edge?
For example µIE: http://pacofdez.cf/mie

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Everything v1.4.1.1004 Updated

billon on 19 Jan 2021
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 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.

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qBittorrent v4.3.3 Updated

billon on 19 Jan 2021
  • 25MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by rbon

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

The program includes torrent creation and even tracker capabilities (for serving content).

Clients are also available for other platforms (Mac, Linux, FreeBSD, OS/2) and in ~25 world languages. Alternatively, a PortableApps version is also available.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a folder in the same directory called profile
  3. Launch qbittorrent.exe

Optionally, you may delete the file qbittorrent.pdb, which can take up a great deal of space and is only used for crash reports (thanks freakazoid).
Similar/alternative apps: µTorrent, Free Download Manager
What's new? See:
https://www.qbittorrent.org/news.php
Latest comments
appsuser on 2019-05-06 20:41

@thepiney: Same here. I've used magnet links no problem. The only time I've had errors is when the program loses access to the downloaded torrent files while it's still trying to share them (if you deleted or moved the downloaded files without deleting the torrent file). I moved from uTorrent because they started adding advertising, but there are settings tweaks to remove it.

JudyGarland on 2019-12-05 06:31

Qbittorrent does not support Windows XP and Vista anymore from v.4.2.0, though 'portableapps' seems not aware of that.
Please update 'System Requirements' section.

Regards

liamZ on 2019-12-19 05:46

Hi, from the changelog of qbittorrent 4.2.1: (not the portableapps.com version)

FEATURE: Enable portable mode if "profile" directory exists

Anyone knows how does it work?

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Pazera Free Audio Extractor v2.11 Updated

billon on 19 Jan 2021
  • 34MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by jack

Pazera Free Audio Extractor takes the audio from most major video files without loss of sound quality or converts them to a variety of common audio formats. The program can also behave as a simple conversion tool from one audio format to another (e.g. AAC to MP3).

Some supported formats include (audio) MP3, AAC, AC3, WMA, M4A, FLAC, OGG, WAV, ALAC, WavPack, AIFF; (video) AVI, FLV, MP4, MPG, MOV, RM, 3GP, WMV, VOB, MKV, WebM and OGV.

Note: By default, the program will extract/convert to MP3. Select "Try extract original audio stream" to avoid re-encoding. This is faster, but may result in a format some devices can't read. Additionally, the program has a number of predefined settings (profiles) specially designed for novice users. More advanced users can easily customize audio encoding parameters with output parameters.

Category:
Runs on: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 AudioExtractor.exe or AudioExtractor64.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary languages and styles.
Similar/alternative apps: fre:ac, Free Audio Extractor
What's new? See:
https://pazera-software.com/products/audio-extractor/#changelog
Latest comments
bitcoin on 2018-02-28 12:02

nice program, i use all the time

should be a pause button and also if the program is minimized the popup screen wont close when finished, have to close the entire program. other than that excellent

bitcoin on 2019-11-04 11:58

forum topic goes to the wrong thread

webfork on 2019-11-04 21:45

@bitcoin - fixed forum link, good catch

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SoftMaker FreeOffice v2018 Rev 982 Updated

billon on 19 Jan 2021
  • 155MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by Stone Tablet

FreeOffice is a fast and lightweight office suite with word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation tools. The interface supports themes, a dark mode, and classic or ribbon-style toolbars. All components include a wide variety of formatting, functions, and animation.

The program will import and export to standard Microsoft formats with reasonable fidelity. A pro version is also available with additional features (chiefly a 64-bit version), as well as the previous version.

NOTE: The program will eventually require email registration, but a workaround is available.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download and install
  2. Copy the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Softmaker Office 2018\ to a destination of your choice
  3. Uninstall the program
  4. In the destination folder, create two empty text files:

    portable.txt
    updater.ini

  5. Launch TextMaker.exe, PlanMaker.exe, or Presentations.exe

Optionally, delete the inst/banners subfolder and the files SoftMakerUpdaterTool.exe and usbstick.exe
Similar/alternative apps: LibreOffice
What's new? See:
https://www.freeoffice.com/en/download/servicepacks
Latest comments
aazard on 2020-12-01 02:40

the correct portable method, according to emails with support is via post install menu, it omits "unneeded" files (but updater files weighting 2mb)

Support has no issue with UPX re-packaging, they note it "may impact performance/speed", but not function.

*mostly they were concerned that it be used "without removal of any files" copied by "USB Stick" menu tool copy process, as that DOES violate EULA.

info current date of this post: 2020-12-01 (dec 1 2020)

aazard on 2020-12-01 02:44

*True portable version (via menu tool), does not contain the registration requirement of "install version"

webfork on 2020-12-09 14:02

@aazard - could you move the really long posts to the forum topic. Also, I know there's no edit function but you can delete the old posts and repost with changes. Multiple comments like that are considered spamming.

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XAMPP v8.0.1 Updated

webfork on 22 Jan 2021
  • 481MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by Hank7

XAMPP is an integrated server package that contains many different tools such as mail, Web, FTP and WebDAV. Named for Apache + MariaDB + PHP + Perl, the program includes a multiple open software packages combined to power the various services including FileZilla, JSP Java, OpenSSL, and more. Tomcat and Perl can be added using add-ons available from the website.

Also available for OSX and Linux.

Note: XAMPP has many add-on capabilities, including a portable MediaWiki or Wordpress installation.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download the "portable" 7z package
  2. Extract (using a program like PeaExtractor) to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch xampp-control.exe to run the control panel or start the different servers with the corresponding start/stop batch files.
Similar/alternative apps: Uniform Server, Abyss Webserver X1
What's new? See:
https://www.apachefriends.org/blog.html
Latest comments
freakazoid on 2012-06-02 20:22

webfork: Because it's their preferred portable build. Not everyone will need the full package. The lite / portable build should be sufficient for people building a website for testing locally and on the go.

olliebean on 2018-10-19 14:51

Just for clarification, is the full version portable? Because the only version labelled "portable" at the download link appears to be the lite version, without FTP or Mail.

Pax on 2019-05-17 03:49

Note: The description should replace Oracle's MySQL with the community-based fork: MariaDB.

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Shortcuts Search And Replace v1.9.0 Updated

billon on 19 Jan 2021
  • 780KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by guinness

Shortcuts Search And Replace is a tool for system shortcuts that lets you:

  • Search for shortcuts target path, working directory, arguments, and icon location content.
  • Replace multiple shortcuts' target paths, working directories, arguments, and icon location content (useful if you move portable applications paths or directory).
  • Search for dead links to resolve or delete them (multiple resolves/delete in one click).

Alternatively, Shortcuts Search and Replace Portable is also available.

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ShortcutsSearchAndReplace.exe or ShortcutsSearchAndReplace64.exe.
What's new?
  • Command line mode resolve and replace troubles solved.

Software Ideas Modeler Standard v12.86 Updated

billon on 19 Jan 2021
  • 17MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by fpelletier

Software Ideas Modeler intended as an intuitive, quick diagram creator useful for a variety of applications. The program can create a wide variety of diagrams such as flowcharts, CRC cards, hierarchical task analysis, entity life history and mind maps. Printing available in batch and with multiple pages per diagram.

Note that this edition of the program has limited functionality, with additional, for-pay premium features available.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder (settings.settings file and creates a Profile directory.
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1
Stealth: ? No
License: Liteware
How to extract:
  1. Download the 32 or 64-bit "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch SoftwareIdeasModeler.exe
  3. From the menu, select File and choose Help - Change Edition
  4. From the prompt, select "Standard Non-commercial"
  5. Click the option for "Personal - Non-Commerical use," check the box, and click Confirm.
  6. Launch SoftwareIdeasModeler.exe

Optionally, disable the Buy button by selecting Options and uncheck "Show Start Page" from the General tab.

(Thanks to user FileHandler for greatly improving these instructions.)
Similar/alternative apps: XMind
What's new? See:
https://www.softwareideas.net/en/news
Latest comments
joby_toss on 2013-04-16 09:49

This app is not in the database yet. More info here http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=5651

BGM on 2018-05-02 22:47

Is this really free? Here is the "buy" page, and I don't see an entry for "personal use": https://www.softwareideas.net/en/purchase

webfork on 2018-05-02 22:55

@BGM: The standard edition isn't free if you're a commercial entity, hence the price tag.

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EmEditor Free v20.4.5 Updated

billon on 19 Jan 2021
  • 21MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by smaragdus

EmEditor is a tabbed text editor with themes, syntax highlighting, stay-on-top and customizable keyboard mapping. The program supports batch find-and-replace, regular expressions and more.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Internet Explorer v11
Unicode support: Yes
License: Liteware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch EmEditor.exe.

Skip the 30-day evaluation of the full version by selecting the Tools menu and choosing All Commands. Hover your cursor over Help and select Downgrade.
Similar/alternative apps: Notepad++
What's new? See:
https://www.emeditor.com/text-editor-features/history/
https://www.emeditor.com/blog/
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2018-05-04 06:56

@hamasaki
Opening the download page of EmEditor automatically starts downloading the installers (x32 or x64 depending on user's system). I added direct download links to portable versions.

webfork on 2018-05-04 12:59

@smaragdus: my fault, thanks for fixing that

hamasaki on 2018-05-05 05:26

Thanks guys.

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DesktopOK v8.41 Updated

billon on 19 Jan 2021
  • 674KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by JohnW

DesktopOK contains a host of beneficial Windows interface tweaks. The program can save the current icon view by resolution and make it easy to swap between views, showing all saved view formats in a list. Other tools include basic screenshots, the ability to force-close programs, color tool, volume and more:

  • Interface tools include reducing clutter with a minimize-to-tray by right clicking on a window close button, mouse hiding and ability to hide desktop icons after a period of inactivity (click on the desktop to make them re-appear). You can even modify default icon spacing.

  • Window management tools include scrolling any window that your mouse hovers over (not just what's in focus) and alt+drag (for moving windows without having to hold your cursor over the top bar).

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. In this folder, create an empty text file and name it DesktopOK.ini. Launch DesktopOK.exe or DesktopOK_x64.exe.

Possible issues:
  • The program is in German: If not automatically set to the English, click the by clicking the flag in the lower left corner of the window for any of 24 world languages.
  • It saves to AppData: If you don't create an empty text file, it writes to %APPDATA%/DesktopOK/DesktopOK.ini. If you accidentally skipped this step, you can simply move this file over to the application folder.
Similar/alternative apps: AltDrag, ICU
What's new? See:
https://softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/DesktopOK/History
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2017-04-03 14:55

I still use & really like this program now using Windoze 10. I'm anal about my Desktop icons arrangement, and this program makes it so easy to line them up just as I want. Thanks to the maker for a program that I have used for a very long time across many different operating systems. Has always been flawless for me :)
MIKLO

Midas on 2017-04-04 12:44

It would be even better if DesktopOK didn't force an icon rearrangement with every resolution change -- in my laptop, a lot of those are temporary, resulting from user logon or the machine coming out of sleep state before, rerouting graphics to my higher resolution external screen. After some time it's galling to have to restore icon arrangement after every such hiccup. I've gone through all settings several times but up to now have been unable to disable this behavior.

MIKLO on 2017-04-20 14:18

@Midas strange because I have used on laptops for a very long time and have never seen this problem, now I really curious to see if I can make happen. More to be revealed.
MIKLO

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Slimjet v29.0.1.0 Updated

billon on 19 Jan 2021
  • 173MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by donald

Slimjet is a web browser based on the Google Chrome engine with additional features and customizations. The program includes integrated ad-blocking, video downloader, customizable toolbar, form filler, photo upload enhance/shrink, translation, address aliases, flexible new tab controls and more.

Slimjet includes Facebook integration and is compatible with Google account import history/bookmarks. The program claims compatibility with almost all plugins and extensions from the Chrome web store.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\FlashPeak\Slimjet registry key is left behind
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the portable self-extracting 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch slimjet.exe.

Version for XP/Vista.
Similar/alternative apps: Google Chrome, Opera
What's new? See:
https://www.slimjet.com/en/whatisnew.php
Latest comments
PAFuser on 2017-12-19 13:40

17.0.1 Beta is now in Download section of web site.

avada on 2018-10-05 04:48

Slimjet is not portable to any useful degree. Don't even try it. I lost all of my extensions and (all?) settings, browsing session. (Bookmarks, history remained...)

I didn't even move it I just reinstalled Windows, then started it from the same place (same path) and it erased all that stuff... (I checked in the backup that the extension files are there...)

nima_amin on 2020-05-21 22:12

The problem avada describes still persists in version 26. I used Slimjet portable on my Windows 7 PC with no problems. In February I moved to a new PC with Windows 10, copied Slimjet from the old PC on a USB stick, and from there to the new PC , started it and all extensions and settings were gone. Only the profiles and bookmarks were kept.

Flashpeak's "support forum" unfortunatel doesn't give any support but keeps claiming if you copy the user folder from one version into the other it would work. Lie! Behaviour is the same as that described by avada and me above.

To make things worse: in version 26 it is no longer possible to print content as PDF using PDF-printers such as e.g. Adobe Acrobat or PDF Creator! Flashpeak claims to have no plans to fix that bug.

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Pocket Radio Player v210117 Updated

billon on 18 Jan 2021
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by lautrepay

Pocket Radio Player is a lightweight, skinnable and customizable internet radio client. The program supports Shoutcast and IceCast with station editor, updater and recent songs and stations listing.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch prp.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: streamWriter, RadioSure, Screamer Radio
What's new? See:
http://pocketradio.awardspace.info/prp_changelog.txt
Latest comments
JudyGarland on 2018-02-04 02:36

Pocket Radio Player does not work on windows XP anymore with version 180203.
Bye bye PRP.
It was nice.

JudyGarland on 2018-02-06 11:58

UPDATE: v180204 is out and every problem with windows XP is fixed!
Welcome back PRP, it's great to be together again ;)

Grisu on 2018-02-06 14:15

@Judy: PRP was so happy to see you back, that the new test version of today is called "For Judy". :)

Could you please visit the forum thread here and check, if this one works for you too?

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FileZilla v3.52.2 Updated

billon on 18 Jan 2021
  • 22MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

FileZilla is a fast and reliable FTP client, including secure options SFTP and TLS. The program interface includes an easy-to-use tabbed window, drag-and-drop capability, bookmarks, remote and recursive file search, remote file editing and a managable upload/download queue. Internally, it supports connection throttling, keepalive, timeout detection, IPv6, SOCKS 4/5 and HTTP 1.1 proxy etc.

Alternatively, Filezilla Portable is pre-configured as portable and automatically adjusts paths, as well as X-Filezilla.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux. For Windows XP, an older and unsupported version is available.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. In the main folder, create a 2 new folders named cache and settings
  3. Open the Docs folder and edit the file fzdefaults.xml.example using a programmer's notepad such as Notepad2 or Notepad++
  4. Change the following strings:

    <Setting name="Config Location">$SOMEDIR/filezilla/</Setting>
    to:
    <Setting name="Config Location">settings</Setting>

    and
    <Setting name="Cache directory">$USERPROFILE/Documents</Setting>
    to:
    <Setting name="Cache directory">cache</Setting>
  5. Save the modified file to the main folder as fzdefaults.xml
  6. Launch FileZilla.exe
Similar/alternative apps: WinSCP, Bitvise SSH Client
What's new? See:
https://filezilla-project.org/versions.php?type=client
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-05-27 06:44

@giulia
See this forum comment- https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=86763#p86763
"How to extract:" instructions should be redacted accordingly.

smaragdus on 2017-06-03 03:56

@billon
Thanks for updating "How to extract".

rb161 on 2020-07-27 22:17

Having used it for many years, Filezilla has lost its way now in my opinion. The irritating pop up balloon on every successful upload is just one of the annoyances. The latest update seemed to corrupt something on my Windows and I was reduced to about one fifteenth of the normal upload speed. Going back to an ancient version hasn't fixed the issue and the portable versions are the same. However WinSCP works fine so it's that for me from now on.

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foobar2000 v1.6.3 Updated

billon on 18 Jan 2021
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jan 2021
  • 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

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VLC v3.0.12 Updated

billon on 18 Jan 2021
  • 121MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

VLC is a skinnable, feature-rich media player that supports a wide variety of multimedia file and streaming formats. It can play files while they download, from inside RAR files, online radio stations, convert video formats and much more. The software can also behave as a streaming server for delivering video in unicast or multicast mode.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Creates dvdcss folder in %APPDATA% when playing DVD.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP or 7Z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Create portable subfolder. Launch vlc.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary locales.
Similar/alternative apps: MPC-HC, SMPlayer, PotPlayer
What's new? See:
https://www.videolan.org/vlc/releases/
https://www.videolan.org/developers/vlc-branch/NEWS
Latest comments
gbrao on 2018-02-12 07:06

The file vlcrc in the 'portable' folder has this entry :

[skins2] # Skinnable Interface
# Skin to use (string)
skins2-last=vlc_deepdark.vlt

VLC seems to accept relative paths (here at least). I have vlc_deepdark.vlt in the same directory as vlc.exe and it works OK.

Also with 3.0.0, no files/dirs left anywhere else. But creates a QT reg key :
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\QtProject\OrganizationDefaults\FileDialog

I run vlc from a NSIS exe which deletes that key after VLC exits.

zorro on 2018-02-12 13:18

..at least with "native skin" there's no QT-Key left behind - I just checked it. When activating alternative skins, the Key appears but can be handled with a batch or portable starter like gbrao mentioned.

zorro on 2018-03-01 12:05

"Download the ZIP-Package" in description is a bit misleading: fuzzing around with the scripted download-button, you won't find a ZIP. At least I didn't find it.
Simpler: select "our FTP archive" under "older versions" (lefthand, underneath the small slideshow) - there you also find the newest versions as ZIP.

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