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Lynx Portable v2.9.1 Updated

Andrew Lee on 15 May 2024
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Apr 2024
  • Suggested by ABC

Lynx is a text-based web browser with support for HTML4 (no CSS), HTTP 1.1, tables, frames, and more. Includes full keyboard shortcut support.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch LynxPortable.exe.
What's new? See:
https://lynx.invisible-island.net/current/CHANGES.html

ShareX v16.1.0 Updated

Ennovy on 9 May 2024
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 May 2024
  • 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 / Win11
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

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foobar2000 v2.1.5 Updated

Ennovy on 2 May 2024
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 May 2024
  • 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 / Win11
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
PAFuser on 2023-04-26 15:52

64bit available on download page, see https://foobar.hyv.fi/2.0/?sort=modified&dir=r for 64bit components. 32bit will not work.

Ennovy on 2023-04-26 16:12

@PAFuser: added the 64bit downloadlink, thanks.

freakazoid on 2023-06-10 00:59

PSA: For older users, use the 32-bit version of v2.0 for now.

v1.6 was 32-bit only and v2.0 has a 64-bit version. I upgraded to the 64-bit version of v2.0 and found that most of my custom components stopped working because the component does not have a 64-bit version yet.

Easiest way to get everything working again is to use the 32-bit version of v2.0 until all your favorite components have a 64-bit version.

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Advanced Renamer v3.94 Updated

Andrew Lee on 10 Apr 2024

Advanced Renamer can rename multiple files or folders using several different methods for calculating the new name, including metadata tools for sound and picture files (e.g. GPS data or ID3 tags) or other sources. Supports unicode, regular expressions, custom javascript and more.

Category:
Runs on: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 "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ARen.exe.

Optionally, disable automatic updates in settings and delete unnecessary language files.
What's new? See: https://www.advancedrenamer.com/versionlog
Latest comments
Special on 2019-07-14 00:11

Cool shill!

Pendrive on 2023-09-05 03:15

v3.91

shiny on 2024-04-10 07:48

3.94x 64bit only. Screw it)

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HWiNFO v8.00 Updated

gbrao on 27 Mar 2024
  • 12MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Mar 2024
  • Suggested by Baas

HWiNFO is a professional hardware information and diagnostic tool supporting latest components, industry technologies and standards. Includes system health monitoring (Thermal, Voltage, Fan, Power), basic benchmarks and multiple report formats (text, CSV, XML, HTML, MHTML).

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch HWiNFO32.exe or HWiNFO64.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: SIV
What's new? See: https://www.hwinfo.com/version-history/
Latest comments
DarkShadow on 2016-02-09 12:39

v5.20 (2016-02-09) released !

MIKLO on 2018-03-10 10:27

Very nice, this software will give all the info you could ever want, at least 4me :)Thanks to the maker for all the hard work to bring us this FREE software to use.
MIKLO

DzejPy on 2023-10-15 06:13

From version 7 (2021-03-09) there are more licenses:
HWINFO 32 and DOS is freeware
HWINFO64 is freeware for personal and non-commercial use - for other uses there is the HWINFO64Pro version
see: https://www.hwinfo.com/download/ or https://www.hwinfo.com/version-history/

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WifiInfoView v2.93 Updated

Andrew Lee on 24 Mar 2024
  • 404KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Mar 2024
  • 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?
  • Updated to detect 802.11be access points.
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2017-04-03 15:20

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

pipperu on 2023-03-29 05:10

Why there is no download link for the 64-bit version?

Ennovy on 2023-03-29 06:41

@pipperu: Added the link, thanks.

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DiskInternals Linux Reader v4.20 Updated

SYSTEM on 10 Mar 2024
  • 102MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Mar 2024
  • Suggested by AlephX

DiskInternals Linux Reader provides several disk management tools in an easy-to-use interface. Most notably it includes a tool for reading disks formatted to to a variety of file systems for Mac and Linux, as well as virtual disks from VMware, VirtualBox, VirtualPC and Parallels (VMDK, VHD, VDI, HDS). The program can also create disk images. The interface includes a disk usage window, basic file search, and a preview option for pictures and text.

Can create disk images (.img and .dsk), including boot sector. Filesystems supported include: Ext2/3/4; ReiserFS, Reiser4; HFS, HFS+ (Mac OS); FAT, exFAT; NTFS, ReFS (next-gen Windows filesystem); UFS2; and in preview-only mode: ZFS, XFS, Hikvision NAS and DVR.

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

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. HKLM\SOFTWARE\DiskInternals, HKCU\Software\DiskInternals
License: Liteware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract the files with Universal Extractor to a temporary folder
  2. Launch LinuxReader.exe or LinuxReader64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
Similar/alternative apps: Explore2fs Portable Edition
Latest comments
webfork on 2017-03-01 19:13

Tested with Mac-formatted HFS+ drive today and this worked beautifully. Very easy and fast.

pfw70 on 2019-04-22 23:50

Tip: aside of Universal Extractor the .exe (Linux_Reader-v3.4.exe) can also be extracted with 7Zip, a portable version being availabe on this site, 7-ZipPortable.exe.
Also note that Linux_Reader v3.4 does not have a sub folder $INSTDIR anymore: LinuxReader.exe/LinuxReader64.exe can be found the base folder.

SYSTEM on 2019-05-10 00:43

@pfw70: Thanks, I removed the $INTDIR step from extraction instructions.

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XMedia Recode v3.5.9.2 Updated

Ennovy on 4 Mar 2024
  • 86MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Mar 2024
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

XMedia Recode is an audio/video converter for most popular formats and includes handy profiles for popular mobile/tablet devices such as iPod, iPhone, Samsung, SonyEricsson, Zune, PSP, Blackberry, LG etc. These profiles include file format, screen size and other details chosen specifically for a given player.

Support many formats.

Note: Back when FFMPEG's hall of shame for licensing issues still existed, this program was a member there due to this issue.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract:
  1. Download the "portable" ZIP package
  2. Extract to a folder of your choice.
  3. Optionally: Delete unnecessary language and profile files.
  4. Launch XMedia Recode.exe.

Default interface is German, to change to English:
  • Select Optionen, Sprache, English to change the user interface language to English
OR
  • Delete all files from the Lang folder except for english.lang
Optionally: Disable automatic updates in "Preference".
Similar/alternative apps: Video to Video, QWinFF
What's new? See: https://xmedia-recode.de/en/version.php.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-07-02 14:44

@hamasaki
Thank you for contacting the developer, the file is now available for download.

hamasaki on 2019-06-30 02:47

The licenses link above is a 404.

rbon on 2021-06-03 17:06

XMedia Recode ver. 3.5.3.7 (March 8, 2021): https://xmedia-recode.de/en/index.php
- direct download portable 32 bit: https://www.xmedia-recode.de/download/XMediaRecode3537.zip
- direct download portable 64 bit: https://www.xmedia-recode.de/download/XMediaRecode3537_x64.zip

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AllDup v4.5.60 Updated

Andrew Lee on 28 Feb 2024
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Feb 2024
  • Suggested by guinness

AllDup removes duplicate files from one or multiple directories and includes a preview function using Windows own tools (IE, MediaPlayer and WordPad). Can find duplicates by file name, file extension, file content, file dates, file attributes. The program can also help identify and remove music and or image files that are not only slightly different.

Multiple files, directories, and drives can all be scanned, as well as ZIP or RAR archives (with an optional file size limit), along with filters for file types and/or folders.

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 "Portable Edition" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AllDupPortable.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: AntiDupl.net
What's new? See: http://alldup.de/alldup_help/alldup_version.php
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2017-10-12 15:04

Working as "freeware" for me :) very nice software does all I want and more thanks for job well done.
MIKLO

Special on 2018-12-23 20:30

It seems that with v4.2.0 it now phone home no matter what on every startup, 4.1.8 didn't do this and yes, the option "Check for updates on startup" is disabled.

dmiranda on 2024-03-03 16:46

To my understanding, the last compatible version for XP is 4.5.0.56

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qBittorrent v4.6.3 Updated

lwc on 11 May 2024
  • 25MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Jan 2024
  • Suggested by rbon

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

The program includes torrent creation and even tracker capabilities for serving content. Note that the torrent search feature (if enabled) is not portable.

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

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Optionally don't extract the following (or delete if you already did):
    1. The folder $PLUGINDIR
    2. The file qbittorrent.pdb, which can take up a great deal of space and is only used for crash reports (thanks freakazoid)
    3. The file uninst.exe
  3. Create a folder in the same directory called profile (see more details) or use 2 alternative methods (command line parameter or environmental variable)
  4. Launch qbittorrent.exe
Similar/alternative apps: ĀµTorrent, 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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