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calibre v6.20 Updated

Ennovy on 9 Jun 2023
  • 403MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Jun 2023
  • Suggested by I am Baas

calibre is a feature-rich e-book library management application with a variety of useful functions including viewer, addendums, editor, online book and news search/download. The software can perform detailed searches, convert e-books to device-specific formats, batch metadata tools, and a content server for online access to your collection.

The program syncs automatically with many different physical devices. It supports a variety of ebook and document formats.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux. Alternatively, Calibre Portable and X-calibre, as well as a WinXP-compatible version are also available.

Category:
Runs on:Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Requires 64-bit Windows
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Trolltech
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "portable installer" and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch calibre-portable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: TEBookConverter
What's new? See: https://calibre-ebook.com/whats-new
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hamasaki on 2021-03-27 00:23

Now at 5.14

IndioBB on 2022-07-19 21:00

Calibre 6.x not runs on Vista / Win7 and Win8

Ennovy on 2022-07-21 03:41

Thanks IndioBB. I changed the entry accordingly

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Audacity v3.3.3 Updated

Ennovy on 9 Jun 2023
  • 26MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Jun 2023
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Audacity is a multi-track sound recorder and editor with support for most audio formats and sophisticated effects such as noise removal and studio reverb. Users can record live audio, compress or convert file types, as well as cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together.

Cross platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

Alternatively, Audacity Portable and X-Audacity are also available.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty folder and name it Portable Settings in the same directory
  3. Launch Audacity.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Wavosaur
What's new? See: https://github.com/audacity/audacity/releases
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anon2219 on 2021-12-29 23:12

My understanding is that data collection concerns can be disabled: https://github.com/audacity/audacity/issues/1213#issuecomment-892556317

Ultra7ven on 2021-12-31 13:06

After years of not being able to just drop-in a recent version of ffmpeg in Audacity's application folder, you can finally just do that.

Tried on recent version Audacity_x64 with ffmpeg_x64 (needs the shared builds) and it works! Just have to update location folder of ffmpeg on main gui.

Audacity-win-3.1.3-64bit.zip

ffmpeg-4.4.1-full_build-shared.7z https://www.gyan.dev/ffmpeg/builds/

[ Audacity ]
[ ffmpeg ]
avcodec-58.dll
avdevice-58.dll
avfilter-7.dll
avformat-58.dll
avutil-56.dll
ffmpeg.exe
ffplay.exe
ffprobe.exe
postproc-55.dll
swresample-3.dll
swscale-5.dll
[ help ]
[ Languages ]
[ modules ]
[ nyquist ]
[ plug-ins ]
Audacity.exe
.
.
.

NB: on the portableapps version I replaced the old ffmpeg binaries with new versions, and it works too.

freakazoid on 2021-12-31 16:28

@Ultra7ven - I have a forum post written up about how to set ffmpeg as a portable relative path: https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=101359#p101359

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OpenCloseDriveEject v3.13 Updated

Andrew Lee on 8 Jun 2023
  • 598KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Jun 2023
  • Suggested by webfork

OpenCloseDriveEject lets you easily explore and eject storage devices by their drive letters, presenting everything under one roof in a simple user interface. This includes CD, DVD, Blue-Ray drives, external HDD and SSD, SD cards etc.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Create a blank file called OpenCloseDriveEject.ini in the same folder. Launch OpenCloseDriveEject.exe (32-bit version) or OpenCloseDriveEject_x64.exe (64-bit) version.
What's new? See: https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/OpenCloseDriveEject/History
Latest comments
AndTheWolf on 2022-12-22 15:43

Now at version 3.11

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sPortable v8.98.0.402 Updated Adware

Stephen Leibowitz on 8 Jun 2023
  • 297MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 May 2023
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Skype allows users to make voice and video calls over the Internet. Although calls to other Skype users are free, other types of connections (landlines, SMS text) are not. Additional features include instant messaging, file transfer and conferencing.

sPortable is a version from PortableApps.com.

Note: The program became adware after its inclusion in the database (after its purchase by Microsoft)

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. (details)
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Adware
How to extract: Download sPortable_x.xx.x.xxx_online.paf.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.

Note: online installer requires internet connection
Similar/alternative apps: Discord Portable, TeamTalk, Brosix
What's new? See:https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA34509/what-s-new-in-skype-for-windows-desktop
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2016-02-04 17:08

Gets worse with every update. Locks up and freezes half the time when trying to use emoticons.

josannesalvaleon on 2016-02-15 01:23

Great app! I use this regularly for my language classes.

webfork on 2017-03-21 01:30

I'm having a lot of problems with this program on Win7x64. It won't minimize, it won't close unless you do an "End Task" in Task Manager, and it doesn't remember me between sessions. Anyone else having issues?

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zmPortable (Launcher for Zoom) v5.14.11 Updated

Ennovy on 9 Jun 2023
  • 269MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Jun 2023
  • Suggested by JohnTHaller

zmPortable is a portable launcher for the Zoom virtual meeting and collaboration platform. Zoom allows you to have virtual video meetings, video chat, screen sharing, and more.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice and run it. Launch zmPortable.exe.
Latest comments
PAFuser on 2023-06-08 16:31

v5.14.11: updated today

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Revo Uninstaller Free v2.4.5 Updated

Ennovy on 7 Jun 2023
  • 33MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Jun 2023
  • Suggested by Island Boy

Revo Uninstaller Free helps you remove any unwanted application installed on your computer. Additional clean-up tools include an auto-start manager, Windows tools manager, junk files cleaner, browsers history cleaner, office history cleaner, Windows history cleaner, unrecoverable delete tool and evidence remover.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Liteware
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch RevoUPort.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: Zsoft Uninstaller
What's new? See: https://www.revouninstaller.com/version-history/
Latest comments
PAFuser on 2016-12-14 22:23

Also available on Portable Apps com (http://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/revo_uninstaller_portable), both 32 and 64 in one package

MIKLO on 2018-03-26 14:31

I've been using Revo for a very long time and it does everything I want and need it to do. I have not seen any other Un-installer anywhere near as good as Revo. Thanks to the makers for some great software, I appreciate your hard work, and it’s portable :)

MIKLO

Pendrive on 2023-06-06 17:46

Version is now at 2.4.5.

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Xelitan PDF Reader v1.5 New

Andrew Lee on 9 Jun 2023
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Jun 2023
  • Suggested by tomxe

Xelitan PDF Reader is a small and fast PDF viewer. It lets users export embedded images, extract pages to PDF, remove pages from PDF documents and convert to PNG images.

Category:
Runs on:Win10 / Win11
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 XelitanPDF.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: SumatraPDF
Latest comments
Tomxe on 2023-06-06 08:34

Changes in version 1.4:
- fixed support of Unicode filenames
- filters: grayscale, color inversion

Ennovy on 2023-06-06 09:00

Thanks @Tomxe and updated

__philippe on 2023-06-09 08:52

pdf_reader_v15.zip released (*.exe dated 08-jun-2023)
How about adding a change.log file to the distro ?

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Homedale v2.06 Updated

Andrew Lee on 5 Jun 2023
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Jun 2023
  • Suggested by webfork

Homedale lets you search for Wi-Fi / WLAN Access Points and monitor their signal. See an overview of all available access points with their strength, encryption type [WEP/WPA/WPA2], speed, and channel. You can also monitor selected access points in a graph over the time.

Supports logging to a text file or connect/disconnect from a Wi-Fi / WLAN access point.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware
How to extract: 1. Download and unzip to a folder of your choice
2. In the same folder, create an empty text file and rename it portable.dat
3. Launch Homedale.exe
Similar/alternative apps: WirelessNetworkWatcher
What's new? See: https://www.the-sz.com/products/homedale/history.txt
Latest comments
PAFuser on 2021-03-24 22:28

Have been using this for a couple of years. Give it 5 stars.

__philippe on 2021-03-25 06:08

Homedale v1.95 also runs like a charm under good ole XP...;-)
Entry updated.

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RisohEditor v5.7.7 Updated

rbon on 5 Jun 2023
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Jun 2023
  • Suggested by rbon

RisohEditor is a resource editor for Win32 development. It supports adding, editing, extracting, cloning and removing resource data in EXE/DLL/RC/RES files. This includes resources such as dialogs, menus, icons, cursors, string tables, message tables etc.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch RisohEditorPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: ResourceHacker, ResEdit
What's new? See: https://github.com/katahiromz/RisohEditor/releases
Latest comments
juverax on 2022-03-31 15:34

Softpedia download link (portable version): 404 Not found
But it is available at : https://github.com/katahiromz/RisohEditor/releases/download/5.7.1/RisohEditor-5.7.1-portable.zip

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TreeSheets June 4 2023 Updated

Ennovy on 3 Jun 2023
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Jun 2023
  • Suggested by I am Baas

TreeSheets is a mashup of many different program types including spreadsheets, mind mappers, outliners, PIMs, text editors and small databases. It has a tabbed interface and is lightweight and fast, using few system resources even with large files.

It's like a spreadsheet, but much more suitable for complex data because it's hierarchical. It's like a mind mapper, but more organized and compact. It's like an outliner, but in more than one dimension. It's like a text editor, but with structure. It is capable of many kinds of data organization, including todo lists, calendars, project management, brainstorming, organizing ideas, planning, requirements gathering, presentation of information, etc.

Functional in 64-bit and cross platform (Linux and Mac).

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: zlib License
How to extract:
  1. Download and extract windows_treesheets_no_installer.zip to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch TreeSheets.exe -p
Similar/alternative apps: XMind
What's new? See: https://github.com/aardappel/treesheets/releases
Latest comments
kanu on 2021-08-17 11:32

For the life of me I can't find any links to download latest artifacts (as it's called) in github's action page of this project. Any help, please?

dilentec on 2022-08-14 21:46

Super usefull, I really recommend following the tutorial to learn all it's great functions. As of today, binaries are available at: https://strlen.com/treesheets/

Thanks to the author and portablefreeware.com

Ennovy on 2023-04-05 06:35

Version Apr 4 2023 download ZIP file instead of installer: https://github.com/aardappel/treesheets/releases/download/4612737023/windows_treesheets_no_installer.zip

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