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Q-Dir v10.77 Updated

Andrew Lee on 21 May 2022
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 May 2022
  • Suggested by Island Boy

Q-Dir is a quad-pane file explorer that supports favorites, file/color filtering, export to XLS/CSV/TXT/HTML, screen magnifier, quick preview etc.

Alternately, Q-Dir Portable at PortableApps.com automatically switches between 32/64-bit and is approved by the publisher.

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11 / 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 Q-Dir.exe or Q-Dir_x64.exe (for64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: CubicExplorer
What's new? See: https://softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/Q-Dir/History
Latest comments
Mithril on 2016-03-27 20:53

Well, i found the solution myself. Don't know if this option is new or not but its the first time i noticed. So, when dragging files into another window or tab in Q-dir, at the bottom it says "Start drop in new process"! (and recycle bin and email aswell) ha! and just drop it on this button.. nothing will freez! magic :) Thanks anyway folks.
Q-dir is great.

penthe on 2016-12-30 15:28

The Q-Dir 64 installer 6.47 is not installing, last time there was also a problem with the 64 installer. They should be checking first before releasing the installer.

starshakur on 2018-05-05 15:17

Can't recommend Q-Dir to anyone, freezes while copying, Q-Dir windows turns black, crashes. Windows 10 64-Bit, tried Q-Dir 32-Bit & 64-Bit, tried the PortableApps version, all of them buggy as hell. That*s probably the reason why the developer frequently updates it. 2 years back Mithril wrote about something that's still happening.

Time to start looking for an alternative, till then i'll use Windows Explorer.

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RedNotebook v2.25 Updated

Andrew Lee on 20 May 2022
  • 277MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 May 2022
  • Suggested by Hydaral

RedNotebook is a modern journal that includes a calendar navigation, customizable templates, export functionality and a "cloud" box containing frequently used words and tags. The program also includes spell check, formatting, insert images, files and links, automatic backup, templates, export to multiple formats. You can also format, tag and search your entries. Your data is stored in plain text files - no database needed.

Cross-platform and available in more than 30 languages. Alternatively, RedNotebook Portable is stealth, smaller, re-opens your last journal and has faster startup times. X-RedNotebook is also available.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Creates:
%userprofile%\webkit\icondatabase\WebpageIcons.db
%userprofile%\.recently-used.xbel
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Move the contents of {app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Open \files\default.cfg with a text editor and change "portable=0" to "portable=1"
  4. Launch rednotebook.exe

Problems? This process requires an up-to-date component (Innounp 0.36 or above) for Universal Extractor. If you have difficulty extracting the files, follow the steps below and retry:

  1. Download the latest version of Innounp
  2. Extract the RAR package to the \bin folder of Universal Extractor, overwriting the existing innounp.exe
What's new? See: https://github.com/jendrikseipp/rednotebook/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md
Latest comments
Checker on 2012-11-06 17:51

Uups, sorry.
Changed back to v1.5.0

smaragdus on 2017-06-11 06:08

I cannot find RedNotebook version 2.0 for Windows (as of 2017-06-11):
https://sourceforge.net/projects/rednotebook/files/
it seems that currently it is available for Linux only.
The latest version available for Windows is 1.15.

ashghost on 2017-09-09 01:36

@smaragdus: Version 2.2 was recently released for Windows according to changelog here: https://github.com/jendrikseipp/rednotebook/blob/master/CHANGELOG

The project seems to have moved to GitHub. Downloads (Windows .exe and source archives) are here: https://github.com/jendrikseipp/rednotebook/releases. The link to Windows versions on the website now links to there.

I have not tested it for portability.

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Inkscape Portable v1.2 Updated

Andrew Lee on 19 May 2022
  • 277MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 May 2022
  • Suggested by Danilo

Inkscape is a vector graphics editor and open alternative to commercial apps like Illustrator, Freehand, CorelDraw, or Xara X. Useful for branding, icons, web design, publishing and even illustrated maps, it supports features like shapes, paths, text, markers, clones, alpha blending, transforms, gradients, patterns and grouping. Uses the open W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format, as well as exporting to other vector-based and standard image types like PNG. Imports formats such as JPEG, PNG and TIFF.

Inkscape Portable is a portable wrapper distributed by the publisher using the PortableApps.com format. Alternatively, X-Inkscape is another wrapper that writes settings to the application folder.

Those on Windows XP and Vista should use 0.92.3 as that is the last supported version for those operating systems.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch InkScapePortable.exe.
What's new? See: http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/Release_notes
Latest comments
AndTheWolf on 2021-05-28 18:38

The version currently packaged at portableapps.com is 1.1

webfork on 2021-05-28 22:17

@AndTheWolf: Updated, thanks

AndTheWolf on 2022-02-19 16:06

The version currently packaged at portableapps.com is 1.1.2

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PicPick v6.1.2 Updated

Ennovy on 17 May 2022
  • 30MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 May 2022
  • Suggested by Cornflower

PicPick is a versatile all-in-one tool for images on the desktop. Includes a powerful screen capture tool, editor, color picker and palette, pixel ruler, protractor, crosshair, whiteboard and more. Can upload images automatically to FTP, Facebook, Twitter, default e-mail program, or send to installed Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, or PowerPoint).

Alternatively, PicPick Portable is stealth and automatically adjusts paths.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Leaves picpick in APPDATA, Cloud Explorer in LOCALAPPDATA, and picpick in ALLUSERSAPPDATA.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use. Note that without a blank picpick.ini file, the program will offer optional installation of the Bing toolbar.
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Create a blank file called picpick.ini in the same folder. Launch picpick.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: ShareX
What's new?
  • Improved capturing a scrolling window
  • Fixed auto-save process time takes longer under certain circumstances
  • Fixed a taskbar icon not being hidden on capture mode
  • Fixed an issue when pasting an image on the image editor
  • Fixed magnifier being disappeared after changing the fixed region size
  • Language Updates
Latest comments
fullbug on 2015-09-24 01:32

Love this program, thanx!

dmocha on 2016-12-10 17:51

A new url for portable version
http://ngwin.com/picpick/download_portable_start

smaragdus on 2018-06-26 16:25

The GUI is ruined in version 5.0.0, last usable version- 4.2.8.

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ArsClip v5.34 Updated

Ennovy on 16 May 2022
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 May 2022
  • Suggested by plastique

ArsClip remembers the most recent clipboard entries and allows you to quickly paste one or multiple items into a program by pressing a hotkey (by default Ctrl+Shift+Z). You can configure it to monitor both text and other data types and lets you create permanent items that are always visible. There are also multiple ways for entering items into a program, including a "form mode" for pasting to multiple fields in one step (e.g. name, date, address etc.).

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source (source usable for non-profit only)
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ArsClip.exe.

Optionally, delete setup.exe and source.zip
Similar/alternative apps: Ditto
What's new? See: https://www.joejoesoft.com/vcms/97/
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2013-04-24 07:33

Agree with Crid. Might have had some issues initially, but I use it regularly each day without issues. Its such a timesaver. And having the shortcut to pop up the menu is superb. Not seen any other clipboard utlities come close to this one.

hamasaki on 2013-07-29 12:41

I think Arsclip makes all other clipboard utilities redundant, its that good. Could have a better name though.

xor on 2017-03-23 20:29

Testing, testing, testing... ArsClip is just so convenient, productive, agile, intuitive, effective... This long-rightClick way to show the PopUp is just so Killer, wow! This App rocks of course.

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Rainlendar Lite v2.18.0 Updated

Ennovy on 13 May 2022

Rainlendar is a skinnable, easy-to-use calendar that resides on your desktop and shows the days of the current month. You can add events and tasks with customizable icons and formats to the calendar and be reminded when they occur. Rainlendar uses the standard iCalendar format to store its events and tasks so you can easily transfer them between applications.

Cross-platform (Windows, Linux, OS X).

Note: Rainlendar Lite is the freeware version of Rainlendar Pro (Payware). The lite version is missing network shared calendars, Outlook support and other features.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Liteware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract using 7-Zip to a folder of your choice
  2. Move all folders located in the $_OUTDIR folder to the main application folder
  3. Delete $PLUGINSDIR and $_OUTDIR folders
  4. Create an empty text file and name it Rainlendar2.ini
  5. Launch Rainlendar2.exe
What's new? See: https://www.rainlendar.net/download/Changes.txt
Latest comments
tomcat on 2018-12-25 03:12

The instructions say:
2. Move all folders located in the $_OUTDIR folder to the main application folder.
I point out that there is no longer such folder. So I suppose this step can be omitted.

Can someone confirm this?

hamasaki on 2020-02-28 00:31

It's not stealth. It also creates the following:
C:\Users\***\.rainlendar2\rainlendar2.log
C:\Users\***\.rainlendar2\rainlendar2.ini

peterburten on 2022-05-16 04:45

Would it work with Windows 7, 32 bits version ?

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GPU-Z v2.46.0 Updated

Andrew Lee on 13 May 2022
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 May 2022
  • 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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Foxit Reader Portable v11.2.2 Updated

Andrew Lee on 13 May 2022
  • 137MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 May 2022
  • Suggested by ekin_116

Foxit Reader is a fast PDF viewer that includes annotation capabilities, Javascript support, interactive form filler and built-in text converter. The interface includes text reading, two page view, rotation, autoscroll, text view, skins, measuring, text and background color replacement and supports drag-and-drop. Annotation tools include text "sticky notes" and standard text boxes, as well as form data import and export. Can insert images, bookmarks and files (including audio and video).

Includes PDF Standard 1.7 compatibility, support for the Adobe Portfolio format, Sharepoint integration, as well as command-line features and various signing tools (for both physical signatures and digital via DocuSign).

Version note: Foxit Reader Portable is the PortableApps.com version of the program. The standard installer version of this program from the Foxit website is bundleware, adding a hard-to-remove browser toolbar. A pro version is available with additional features.

Functional in 64-bit.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Adware (rotates pro features in top right corner)
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FoxitReaderPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PDF-XChange Editor, PDF-XChange Viewer
What's new? See: https://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf-reader/version-history.html
Latest comments
CornHolio the Gringo on 2015-05-02 17:55

PDF-XChange is the PDF reader I use, but make sure You configure it
right before executing the programm.(fx. disable Java).
Foxit Reader doesnt have the tools I like that comes with PDF-XChange.

MIKLO on 2017-12-24 16:02

@CornHolio the Gringo agreed PDF-XChange is what I use for anything PDF and have been using for many years. Although I don't mean to take anything away from Foxit cause its good software in its own right. Even thought its been a few years since anyone has posted this is still an important download for anyone looking for a good PDF Reader that's Portable :)
MIKLO

juverax on 2018-10-06 08:28

Foxit PDF Reader Fixes High-Severity Remote Code Execution Flaws:
https://threatpost.com/foxit-pdf-reader-fixes-high-severity-remote-code-execution-flaws/137889/

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AutoHotkey v1.1.34.02 Updated

Special on 12 May 2022
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 May 2022
  • Suggested by Jon Pajela

AutoHotkey is a powerful automation and scripting tool with an option to export to a self-contained executable. Possible uses include assigning the hotkey "Ctrl-Alt-F" to launch Firefox, making abbreviations expand to their full definition as you type them, or saving time by setting the computer to auto-click a confirmation screen.

The program can create entire applications and has been used to create many hosted here on PortableFreeware including 7plus, WallPaper Randomizer, Gridy and many more.

Note: Pulover's Macro Creator can be used as a macro recorder and includes an "Export to AHK" function.

Category:
Runs on:WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. By default, it places an ahk script file in user documents. However, if you place a ahk file with the same name alongside the executable (eg. autohotkey.exe => autohotkey.ahk), it becomes stealth.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AutoHotkeyU32.exe or AutoHotkeyU64.exe (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: AutoIt
What's new? See: https://www.autohotkey.com/docs/AHKL_ChangeLog.htm
Latest comments
shnbwmn on 2016-03-13 17:01

I'm not sure if this has been mentioned yet, but if you download the installer and extract, you get all the exes (32/64 unicode and ansi), Window Spy, the help chm, a template and the ahk2exe compiler.

emmanuel d on 2021-06-02 05:56

Also it is stealth if you place a ahk file named the same as the executable, it wil not place anything in the user directory. So if your executable is "autohotkey.exe" name it "autohotkey.ahk"

Andrew Lee on 2021-06-02 07:35

@emmanuel d: Thanks! I have updated the description.

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Notepad++ v8.4.1 Updated

Ennovy on 11 May 2022
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 May 2022
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Notepad++ is a tabbed source code editor and Notepad replacement with a customizable interface. Includes source code "folding", allowing users to quickly reduce and expand sections of code to see the overall document. In addition, it features multi-language syntax highlighting, auto-completion, Perl-compatible regular expression search/replace, macro recording and playback, document map etc.

A host of additional functionality is available via the plugins admin view, including tools for file analysis, programming languages, viewers, calculations, user interface and many more.

Alternatively, Notepad++ Portable and X-Notepad++ clean the local folder.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP or 7z package according to your OS and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete unnecessary localization files
  3. Launch notepad++.exe
Similar/alternative apps: AkelPad, PSPad, EditPad Lite
What's new? Changelog at: https://notepad-plus-plus.org/download/.
Latest comments
Pendrive on 2021-12-08 16:48

Where is this "v8.1.9.3"?

PAFuser on 2022-01-19 09:26

8.2 does not seem to have sessions check box under general tab, and session does not seem to load or save. Any comments?

Mike.S.G. on 2022-01-20 09:43

@PAFuser

Things have changed a bit, can you make something happen by tweaking settings in Backup & Multi Instance... looking at the changelog some settings have been tweaked regarding Sessions???

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