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MKVToolNix v83.0 New

lwc on 12 Apr 2024
  • 153MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Mar 2024
  • Suggested by agam

MKVToolnix is a freeware utility that allows you to create, alter, inspect, etc., video files with the MKV format.You can use MKVToolNix to create, split, edit, mux, demux, merge, extract, or inspect Matroska files.
MKVToolnix program will also work with other video formats including AVI, MPEG, MP4, MPEG, MPEG1/2, h264, and more, as well as some video codecs such as VP9, audio including AAC, FLAC, MP2, MP3, AC3, DTS/DTS-HD, Vorbis and most subtitle formats including SRT, PGS/SUP, VobSub, ASS, and SSA.

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Runs on:Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. QtProject registry key
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the Portable 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch mkvtoolnix-gui.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Avidemux, MKVcleaver
What's new? See https://mkvtoolnix.download/doc/NEWS.md (detailed) or https://www.bunkus.org/blog/ (summary but might not be limited to just what's new)

Unicodia v2.4.2 Updated

Andrew Lee on 11 Apr 2024
  • 142MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Apr 2024
  • Suggested by Llewelyn

Unicodia is a simple Unicode encyclopedia and replacement for Character Map.

  • In Windows 10/11 — all characters of Unicode 15 are supported.
  • In Windows 7 — all characters of Base Multilingual Plane, plus Phoenician, Aramaic and Brahmi.
  • Shows if the character is supported in your system, and if so — which font.
  • Copy character codes in HTML, UTF-8 and UTF-16.
  • Simple search.
  • Little emoji reference.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL 3.0
How to extract:
  1. Download the 7zip package and extract to a folder of your choice.
  2. Open the Unicodia.xml file and replace the string portable="0" with portable="1".
  3. Launch Unicodia.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: BabelMap Portable
What's new? See: https://github.com/Mercury13/unicodia/releases/tag/v2.4.2

PingInfoView v3.05 Updated

Andrew Lee on 11 Apr 2024
  • 86KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Apr 2024
  • Suggested by Checker

PingInfoView allows you to easily ping multiple host names and IP addresses, and watch the result in one table. It automatically ping to all hosts every number of seconds that you specify, and displays the number of succeed and failed pings, as well as the average ping time. You can also save the ping result into text/html/xml file, or copy it to the clipboard.

Useful for checking connectivity or uptime of frequently used servers and websites.

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 PingInfoView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Source IPv4 Address' option. You can use this option if you have multiple network adapters and you want to send the ping from specific adapter.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2019-07-29 09:39

PingInfoView v1.86

Notable helpful new option:
Processing of CIDR-format IP address ranges, such as 200.0.16.0/24,
which will ping every IP address from 200.0.16.0 to 200.0.16.254

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TagScanner v6.1.17 Updated

Ennovy on 11 Apr 2024
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Apr 2024
  • 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 / Win11
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? See: https://www.xdlab.ru/en/history.htm
Latest comments
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 ;)

zorro on 2021-04-27 05:55

Note: starting with actual version 6.18 TagScanner requires the VC-/Universal Runtimes. I stumbled upon because this runtimes cannot be installed on my system. Version 6.17 however works fine.
For systems without this runtimes the workaround could be to copy the runtimes from LibreOffice or Firefox and place them in the root folder of TagScanner (x86 or x64 accordingly).

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HiBit Uninstaller v3.2.10 New

Ennovy on 10 Apr 2024
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Apr 2024
  • Suggested by Midas

HiBit Uninstaller is a free software to uninstall any Programs & Microsoft Store apps on your Windows PC. It also offers others like an advanced browser extension manager, junk cleaner, registry cleaner, process and startup manager, context menu manager, etc.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
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 HiBitUninstaller-Portable.exe and when prompted choose: Save the app settings and data in a folder next to the app executable file
Similar/alternative apps: Bulk Crap Uninstaller
What's new? See: https://www.hibitsoft.ir/HiBitUninstaller/Changelog.txt

PortableApps.com Platform v29.4 Updated

Ennovy on 10 Apr 2024
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Apr 2024
  • Suggested by gp_hbk

PortableApps.com Platform is an all-in-one tool for portable software download, management and updating. An included launcher shows nested folders organized automatically by function or favorite status, as well as a cascading app view on right-click of the tray icon. The program's appearance can be customized with transparency and several color, texture, and background options.

Other tools include a find-as-you-type search functionality, available cloud installation, drive error checker, backup/restore utility, portable fonts, automatic application closing on shutdown and more. The program can also work with portable software outside of the PortableApps format (see Extract instructions).

Functional in 64-bit and WINE, includes broad language support and proxy support.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download and run the portable installer
  2. Options are provided to extract to the local PC, connected portable drives, cloud drives, and custom directories
  3. Launch Start.exe

To add non-PortableApps applications place the program in its own subfolder under the \PortableApps subfolder and press F5 or restart. The new app will appear in the launcher menu under Other.
Similar/alternative apps: AutoRun LWMenu
What's new? See: https://portableapps.com/platform/changelog
Latest comments
ihateyou on 2013-03-15 21:39

The PortableApps Platform has been updated (a few times) since this was last updated.
I believe the current version is 11.2 (also there is a version 12 beta, I think its Beta 2)

Please update this listing!

webfork on 2013-03-16 15:13

ihateu: checker got it

shnbwmn on 2018-05-10 03:26

Latest version (v15.0) now supports .NET programs, the first of which appears to be KeePass Professional (or 2.x).

https://portableapps.com/news/2018-05-09--keepass-professional-portable-2.39-released

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RegCool v2.000 Updated

Ennovy on 8 Apr 2024
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Apr 2024
  • Suggested by JohnW

RegCool is an advanced registry editor. It provides the complete functionality of Windows' own Regedit and has many powerful features that allow you to work faster and more efficiently with registry related tasks:

  • Multiple undo and redo
  • Search and replace
  • Compare registries
  • Cut, copy and paste
  • Drag and drop
  • Easy and flexible Favorites management
  • Editing .reg and .hive-Files in Offline Mode
  • Registry Snapshot
  • Backup and restore
  • Defragment.
RegCool runs on all Windows versions from Windows Vista onwards and is available in multiple languages.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights, GDIPLUS.DLL, MSVCRT.DLL
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package (x32 or x64 according to your OS) and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch RegCool.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Registry Commander
What's new?
  • Added Light, Dark and use Windows display mode
  • Minor bug fixes
  • Minor GUI improvements

SearchMyFiles v3.25 Updated

Andrew Lee on 8 Apr 2024

SearchMyFiles is a powerful alternative to the standard Windows search. It allows you to easily find files by wildcard, last modified/created/last accessed time, file attributes, content (text or binary search) and file size. File types available for search includes Microsoft Office and PDF files. The program also be detect duplicate files via the "Search Mode" drop-down box.

Note that the program is non-indexing, meaning it searches the drive directly, which is often slower but more accurate.

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 SearchMyFiles.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: SwiftSearch
What's new?
  • Fixed to save the configuration file (SearchMyFiles.cfg) as Unicode, so it'll save and load any non-English character correctly.
Latest comments
Checker on 2014-08-14 18:34

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

MIKLO on 2018-04-06 14:57

I have tried and used several search apps before and was not very impressed but as soon as I saw that this product was from NirSoft I knew I had to try it. NirSoft makes so many great apps that I use a lot, its difficult to say something new about them due to the fact that just about everything they make works great and is pretty awesome overall. One thing is 4sure the native Micro$oft search engine is close to worthless, so just about anything will be an improvement.
MIKLO

freakazoid on 2022-01-11 16:08

The latest version is such a welcome addition as it allows you to set the font and size used in the search results.

My eyes are not what they once was, so increasing the font size makes things much more legible for me especially when sitting far back in my chair!

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GPU-Z v2.58.0 Updated

Andrew Lee on 6 Apr 2024
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Apr 2024
  • 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.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download GPU-Z.x.xx.x.exe to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a blank text file in the same folder and name it GPU-Z.ini
  3. Launch GPU-Z.x.xx.x.exe
Similar/alternative apps: CPU-Z
What's new? See: https://www.techpowerup.com/download/techpowerup-gpu-z/#history
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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IrfanView v4.67 Updated

gbrao on 5 Apr 2024
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Apr 2024
  • 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 / Win11 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
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. Optionally, delete iv_uninstall.exe
  3. Launch i_view32.exe or i_view64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
Note: Optionally, for more advanced support download the plugins ZIP package and extract the contents to the Plugins sub-folder. Plugins add more than 20 megs to the size and support for more graphics, audio, video and more. Plugins for OCR and PDF tools are available as a 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
Andrew Lee on 2022-12-11 05:23

@Cornflower: Seems like the 32-bit ZIP is also available now. I have updated both download links.

Cornflower on 2023-12-10 08:43

Also note that virtually every new release updates some plugins, and version 4.65 is no exception. Most users may want to go to https://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm and download the 32- or 64-bit package, and dump them into the Irfanview Plugins subdirectory.

Cornflower on 2024-04-05 13:40

I notice in 4.67 that the OCR plugin is updated. It suggests using the Tesseract OCR, which I suspect is not portable. When I test it I will be looking to see if it can be made portable, and if it works with 32-bit Irfanview (there are a number of limitations with the 64-bit Irfanview so I am staying there).

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