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CDex Portable v1.98 Updated

billon on 17 Jan 2018
  • 36MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by Alan G Oleski

CDex converts your CD collection into a variety of popular formats and supports advanced jitter correction, volume normalization, CD database lookup (CDDB), cdparanoia tools, ID3 V1 and V2 tags, playlists (M3U and PLS) and recording from an analog input line.

Formats supported include MP3, AAC, WMA, FLAC, OGG, WAV, MP2, Musepack, APE, VQF and more.

CDex Portable is a wrapper program for portability. Alternatively, X-CDex is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPLv3
How to extract: Download CDExPortable_x.xx_online.paf.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.

Note: It's online installer requires internet connection and the non-portable version may be considered adware.
Similar/alternative apps: fre:ac, AudioGrabber
What's new? See:
http://cdex.mu/download
Latest comments
romulous on 2015-05-28 10:07

@smaragdus: You will note that the SourceForge page is now listed as being owned by 'sf-editor1'. That is one of the SourceForge staff accounts. What that means for CDex is detailed here in this Ars article:
http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/05/sourceforge-grabs-gimp-for-windows-account-wraps-installer-in-bundle-pushing-adware/

tl;dr: SourceForge decided that the project page was abandoned, took it over and bundled the installer with ads, as they have done for a number of other well known projects.

AndTheWolf on 2016-06-18 16:26

The link on this page still points to CDExPortable_1.7.8.paf.exe, not to version 1.8.1. PortableApps.com has the updated link.

webfork on 2016-06-18 17:33

@AndTheWolf: Good catch - I'm just using the PA home for both the website and download links.

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Tablacus Explorer v18.1.17 Updated

billon on 17 Jan 2018
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Tablacus Explorer is a quad-pane file manager that supports tabs, mouse gestures, favorites, filters and different view styles. Its functionality can be extended via plug-ins which can be installed and updated from within the program.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TE32.exe or TE64.exe depending on your OS.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: Q-Dir
What's new?
  • Some fix.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-07-28 19:11

What perplexes me about this program is its clandestine development. If one opens its history page:
http://www.eonet.ne.jp/~gakana/tablacus/history/
one will see that "Fix minor bugs" & "Minor changes" prevail but there are no details whatsoever about them.

xor on 2016-09-26 20:13

Usage of Tablacus suits me better than Q-Dir, but it started to suffer that typical 98% CPU wacko thing that chased me away, Q-Dir also continues to be buggy since XP up to Win10 at refreshing the folders tree after deletion, renaming, etc (some times). I'm started to get suited with Double commander although still missing Drag-Select.

ripu on 2016-10-14 14:42

@xor I am not sure if I understand you. But, refreshing in general spikes the cpu. If I am at the desktop, without opening any software and start hitting refresh, the cpu will be at 99%.

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PAST v3.18 Updated

billon on 17 Jan 2018

PAST (PAlaeontological STatistics) is a data analysis package aimed at paleontology. Inspired by PALSTAT, it includes common statistical, plotting and modeling functions. It features a spreadsheet-like data entry form, and supports both interactive user interface and scripting.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None. It does write the paths of the last used files/folders to a file called pastsetup.txt in the user profile folder (under "My Documents"), but that should not affect its portability.
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Past3.exe.

Version for older systems can be downloaded here.
What's new? See:
http://folk.uio.no/ohammer/past/versionlist.html
Latest comments
suksumo on 2013-04-26 20:32

I read the menu ,this is very practical and powerful stat software.Could anyone show me how I can find the user manual / or tutorial. thank youu.suksumo

Checker on 2013-04-26 22:29

@ suksumo: See http://nhm2.uio.no/norlex/past/doc1.html

Emka on 2013-12-15 14:10

Major new version 3 is out. Still portable?

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CCleaner v5.39.6399 Updated

billon on 16 Jan 2018
  • 22MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by Ennovy

CCleaner is a feature-rich system optimization and privacy tool. The program cleans unused, temporary and log files from your system, as well as traces of online activities such as Internet history and flash cookies. The program contains startup controls for Windows, major internet browsers and context menu entries. Includes a separate registry cleaner, duplicate search, system restore tool and can wipe both deleted files and drive free space for security.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder). Monitoring functions are only available in the pro version.

An unofficial set of community developed cleaning rules can be found here however it should be noted that many of these rules are alpha and the developers will not provide support for these rules, a thread in the users forum is dedicated to supporting the add-on rules.

Alternatively, ccPortable is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights under Windows Vista or above
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete License.txt and unnecessary language files
  3. Launch CCleaner.exe or CCleaner64.exe (for 64-bit OS)

If the "Portable" ZIP package is not yet available:
  1. Download the installer and extract CCleaner.exe or CCleaner64.exe and necessary language files using 7-Zip to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a file named ccleaner.ini in the same folder
  3. Launch CCleaner.exe or CCleaner64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
What's new? See:
https://www.piriform.com/news/release-announcements/
Latest comments
gbrao on 2017-12-13 03:36

v5.38 zip package not listed at the builds page (http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/builds).

PAFuser on 2017-12-31 23:06

Now available as from PortableApps,com as ccPortable: https://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/ccportable

webfork on 2018-01-01 16:56

Thanks PAFuser -- added to entry.

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GPU-Z v2.6.0 Updated

billon on 16 Jan 2018
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by JohnW

GPU-Z is a lightweight system utility designed to provide vital information about your video card and graphics processor. It supports AMD, ATI, Intel and NVIDIA graphics devices.

Alternatively, GPU-Z Portable has portable settings and is stealth.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Windows registry.
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download GPU-Z.x.xx.x.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new?
  • Sensor refresh will no longer lag the GPU-Z window.
  • Added support for:
    • Radeon Adrenalin Edition;
    • NVIDIA Titan V, GeForce GTX 1060 5 GB, Tesla K40m, GeForce 825M, Quadro M520, NVIDIA NVS 810, NVIDIA Grid M6-8Q;
    • AMD Vega 8 Raven Ridge Graphics, Pro WX 9100;
    • Intel HD Graphics P630, UHD Graphics 630, Gemini Lake UHD Graphics 600.
  • RX560 GPU renamed from Baffin to Polaris 21 at AMD's request.
  • Fixed:
    • GPU-Z not starting at all due to broken UPX EXE compressor;
    • Crashes on RX Vega;
    • Fan RPM monitoring on RX Vega;
    • GP100 die size;
    • Braswell 16 vs 12 EU count;
    • Crash on AMD cards with empty board Id (MSI RX 580 Armor).
Latest comments
abc on 2012-07-21 18:57

It's not mentioned but it requires admin rights to install a driver. Does it remove the driver on system reboot? I don't know, I couldn't find out very much information besides "there's no installation required". The developer proclaims "It's so simple to use, you don't need documentation." LOL. So much for that.

Last but not least GPU-Z and CPU-Z just share similar names, they are developed independently afaik.

veyselcelik on 2013-09-13 21:53

It's not stealth. Where the files or regs stored?

I am Baas on 2013-09-14 01:28

@veyselcelik

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\TechPowerUP\Gpu-z

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