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GPU-Z v2.39.0 Updated

Andrew Lee on 11 May 2021
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 May 2021
  • 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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VLC v3.0.14 Updated

Special on 10 May 2021
  • 121MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 May 2021
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

VLC is a skinnable, feature-rich media player that supports a wide variety of multimedia file and streaming formats. It can play files while they download, from inside RAR files, online radio stations, convert video formats and much more. The software can also behave as a streaming server for delivering video in unicast or multicast mode.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Creates dvdcss folder in %APPDATA% when playing DVD.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP or 7Z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Create portable subfolder. Launch vlc.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary locales.
Similar/alternative apps: MPC-HC, SMPlayer, PotPlayer
What's new? See:
https://www.videolan.org/vlc/releases/
https://www.videolan.org/developers/vlc-branch/NEWS
Latest comments
gbrao on 2018-02-12 07:06

The file vlcrc in the 'portable' folder has this entry :

[skins2] # Skinnable Interface
# Skin to use (string)
skins2-last=vlc_deepdark.vlt

VLC seems to accept relative paths (here at least). I have vlc_deepdark.vlt in the same directory as vlc.exe and it works OK.

Also with 3.0.0, no files/dirs left anywhere else. But creates a QT reg key :
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\QtProject\OrganizationDefaults\FileDialog

I run vlc from a NSIS exe which deletes that key after VLC exits.

zorro on 2018-02-12 13:18

..at least with "native skin" there's no QT-Key left behind - I just checked it. When activating alternative skins, the Key appears but can be handled with a batch or portable starter like gbrao mentioned.

zorro on 2018-03-01 12:05

"Download the ZIP-Package" in description is a bit misleading: fuzzing around with the scripted download-button, you won't find a ZIP. At least I didn't find it.
Simpler: select "our FTP archive" under "older versions" (lefthand, underneath the small slideshow) - there you also find the newest versions as ZIP.

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Q-Dir v9.44 Updated

Ennovy on 10 May 2021
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 May 2021
  • 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 / 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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Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition v78.10.1 Updated

Andrew Lee on 9 May 2021
  • 125MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 May 2021
  • Suggested by Eu Gene Lim

Mozilla Thunderbird is a skinnable, feature-rich email, calendar, task and instant messaging client with support for plugins and many protocols. It comes with advanced search tools, message filtering, Bayesian spam detector, built-in spell checker, mailbox compression and many more. Program features can be extended with add-ons, including a specialized version of email encryption tool GPG.

Email protocols include SMTP, POP3, IMAP (including uploads, albeit a date issue), NNTP and RSS and chat support for IRC, Twitter, XMPP and Google Talk. Having OAuth support, it can be used with accounts that require it instead of a password.

Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition is a special build licensed by Mozilla. Alternatively, X-Thunderbird is also available.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes. Note that available add-ons may or may not break stealth status, writing to AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Launcher: GPL, Thunderbird: MPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ThunderbirdPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: i.Scribe, Sylpheed
What's new? See:https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/78.9.1/releasenotes/
Latest comments
i_messed_up on 2020-05-22 15:13

I've noticed a folder in AppData/Roaming/Thunderbird/Crash Reports containing a file "InstallTime20191031083309" and an empty folder "events."

i_messed_up on 2020-05-26 21:32

Another folder: /AppData/Local/Thunderbird/updates/31986B0A98BCC43C

i_messed_up on 2020-05-30 22:26

Also found this key in the registry: Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Thunderbird\Crash Reporter

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Apache OpenOffice Portable v4.1.10 Updated

Andrew Lee on 9 May 2021
  • 612MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 May 2021
  • Suggested by Mark Williams

Apache OpenOffice is a full-featured, cross-platform office suite compatible with all major office suites and 100s of file formats. Includes word processor, spreadsheet, database, presentations, drawing and math/formulas software.

Apache OpenOffice Portable is a modified version of Apache OpenOffice. Alternatively, X-ApacheOpenOffice is also available.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: Apache License 2.0
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch ApacheOpenOffice.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: LibreOffice, FreeOffice
What's new? See: https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/Releases
Latest comments
webfork on 2015-07-08 22:49

The reason to choose this office suite over LibreOffice is stability; while it's missing a lot of features, compatibility, customization, and other improvements in LibreOffice, crashes are very unusual.  I keep both on my machine depending on my needs.

PAFuser on 2016-09-02 20:49

Came across this today: "OpenOffice, after years of neglect, could shut down" at http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/09/openoffice-after-years-of-neglect-could-shut-down/

PAFuser on 2017-12-29 03:27

https://portableapps.com/apps/office/openoffice_portable Version: 4.1.4 10/19/2017. Version: 4.1.5 is listed on OpenOffice site 12/28/2017 release.

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Foxit Reader Portable v10.1.4 Updated

Andrew Lee on 9 May 2021
  • 137MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 May 2021
  • 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 PortableApps.com version of the program. The installer version of this program is bundleware adding a hard-to-remove browser toolbar, and 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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Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition v88.0.1 Updated

SYSTEM on 9 May 2021
  • 402MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 May 2021
  • Suggested by Eu Gene Lim

Firefox Browser is a fast, powerful and secure web browser that supports open standards and many of the latest web technologies. The program includes smart search, easy bookmark management, web development tools and built-in download manager. Smart content blocking for ads and trackers is available in both standard and private browsing modes.

Versions available for Mac, Android, iOS, Linux, with synchronisation of passwords and browser state across devices. Additional features and customisations are available via the add-on system, which allows for thousands of specialized functions.

Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition is a special build licensed by Mozilla. It includes both the 32-bit and 64-bit builds and selects the appropriate one for each PC. Beta, Developer and Extended Release versions are also available. Alternatively, X-Firefox is also available.

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: Launcher: GPL, Program: MPL v. 2.0
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FirefoxPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Pale Moon Portable, SeaMonkey Portable
What's new? See:https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/88.0.1/releasenotes/
Latest comments
webfork on 2019-07-14 17:39

@Emka: Can you post in forums about what you're seeing? Sometimes if you have an add-on it will write to appdata.

Emka on 2019-07-16 07:43

Hm, now I can't reproduce it... I'll post in the forums if I encounter it again. I already did so for Thunderbird Portable.

PAFuser on 2020-06-11 12:24

64 bit system: save 181 MB by deleting firefox folder, and renaming firefox64 to firefox. Beta, standard, and ESR work fine.

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AutoHotkey v1.1.33.09 Updated

Ennovy on 8 May 2021
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 May 2021
  • 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
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Places an ahk script file in user documents by default
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
lintalist on 2015-03-08 08:24

Update v1.1.20.00 - new features & bug fixes: http://ahkscript.org/docs/AHKL_ChangeLog.htm

Checker on 2015-03-08 11:32

@ lintalist: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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.

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ClamWin Portable v0.103.2 Updated

Andrew Lee on 5 May 2021

ClamAV is a virus and spyware scanner whose database is constantly maintained by a group of volunteers and updates are always available for free. Note that the program does not contain an on-access real-time scanner; you must manually scan a file in order to detect malware.

ClamWin Portable is a portable wrapper for ClamWin and can be modified to automatically update virus database periodically or during startup.

Alternatives:

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ClamWinPortable.exe.
What's new? See: http://www.clamwin.com/content/blogcategory/20/100/
Latest comments
JohnyZlo on 2015-03-01 11:04

ClamWin v0.98.6 released: http://www.clamwin.com/content/view/245/1/

This release updates ClamAV scanning engine to the latest version and brings following improvements:
* Bug fixes in detection of files produced by upx, upack and mew packagers
* Other bug fixes and feature improvements

Download the latest version here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/clamwin/files/clamwin/0.98.6/

Midas on 2015-05-16 21:13

Please note that, for updating purposes, you needn't download the full 100MB+ ClamWin package.

Just go to http://sourceforge.net/projects/clamwin/files/clamwin/, find the latest version folder and download the clamwin-0.9x.x-setup-nodb.exe, which is only about 8MB -- after (Uni)extracting, you'll find all the files you need for updating in the '{app}\bin' folder...

Midas on 2021-05-05 07:53

Long overdue update, IYAM -- it took tree years for ClamWin to be updated from v0.99.4.

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Pidgin Portable v2.14.4 Updated

Andrew Lee on 5 May 2021
  • 56MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 May 2021
  • Suggested by USB_Kx

Pidgin is an easy-to-use multi-protocol instant messaging client with a tabbed interface, customizable sounds, themes and more. Supports a long list of networks including Google Talk, IRC, XMPP, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, Sametime, Groupwise, and more, as well as many features such as file transfers, away messages, buddy icons, emoticons and typing notifications. A huge number of additional chat networks are supported via third-party plugins.

Pidgin Portable is a version of the program from PortableApps. A wide variety of plugins are available to add more features including networks, security, interface tweaks and more. Themes are available via an additional download.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac OS and Linux. Supports 80+ world languages.

Alternate portable versions:

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 self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PidginPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: MirdandaNG, InstantBird
What's new? See: https://bitbucket.org/pidgin/www/src/tip/htdocs/ChangeLog
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-01-04 20:52

I usually never complain when there is a way to make a program portable but I have just wasted about half an hour updating (copying, moving, deleting, renaming) the native compressed version of Pidgin. And I forgot that the working Facebook plug-in was not included in the package and had to download it separately (but before that I deleted the "unknown" Facebook profile). Why do the developers still keep the no longer working Facebook-XMPP plug-in and do not adopt the working Facebook Chat (purple-facebook) plug-in is a mystery to me. Pidgin developers offer an offline installer (containing GTK+) and GTK+ for Windows yet they do not intend to provide a compressed portable-ready version for Windows. Updating Pidgin is a pain, as it is a pain to make it portable on first run.

MIKLO on 2016-06-30 14:41

WOW I find this really interesting that this software has been being downloaded or at least talked about for 9 years. Some of the first comments talk about this being worthless and a waste of time cuz Pidgin already has a Portable version. There is also talk about Haller wasting his time doing this... hmmm so what am I doing here also wasting my time? lol Anyway in my opinion any and all discussion even on so called "worthless" builds serve a purpose. If nothing else I get a link in my email letting me know that there is something I can go see and waste my time on some "worthless" and not needed software. Aint life great?
MIKLO

Midas on 2016-07-01 11:04

@MIKLO: It sure is. Thanks for wasting my time... 3:)

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FileZilla v3.53.1 Updated

freakazoid on 2 May 2021
  • 40MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Mar 2021
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

FileZilla is a fast and reliable FTP client, including secure options SFTP and TLS. The program interface includes an easy-to-use tabbed window, drag-and-drop capability, bookmarks, remote and recursive file search, remote file editing and a managable upload/download queue. Internally, it supports connection throttling, keepalive, timeout detection, IPv6, SOCKS 4/5 and HTTP 1.1 proxy etc.

Alternatively, Filezilla Portable is pre-configured as portable and automatically adjusts paths, as well as X-Filezilla.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux. For Windows XP, an older and unsupported version is available. A portable Filezilla server is available as part of XMPP.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. In the main folder, create a 2 new folders named cache and settings
  3. Open the Docs folder and edit the file fzdefaults.xml.example using a programmer's notepad such as Notepad2 or Notepad++
  4. Change the following strings:

    <Setting name="Config Location">$SOMEDIR/filezilla/</Setting>
    to:
    <Setting name="Config Location">settings</Setting>

    and
    <Setting name="Cache directory">$USERPROFILE/Documents</Setting>
    to:
    <Setting name="Cache directory">cache</Setting>
  5. Save the modified file to the main folder as fzdefaults.xml
  6. Launch FileZilla.exe
Similar/alternative apps: WinSCP, Bitvise SSH Client
What's new? View changelog
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-05-27 06:44

@giulia
See this forum comment- https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=86763#p86763
"How to extract:" instructions should be redacted accordingly.

smaragdus on 2017-06-03 03:56

@billon
Thanks for updating "How to extract".

rb161 on 2020-07-27 22:17

Having used it for many years, Filezilla has lost its way now in my opinion. The irritating pop up balloon on every successful upload is just one of the annoyances. The latest update seemed to corrupt something on my Windows and I was reduced to about one fifteenth of the normal upload speed. Going back to an ancient version hasn't fixed the issue and the portable versions are the same. However WinSCP works fine so it's that for me from now on.

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ClipAngel v1.97 Updated

Andrew Lee on 2 May 2021
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 May 2021
  • Suggested by smaragdus

ClipAngel records all data copied including text, images and files, making it easy to retrieve earlier data where Windows usually allows only one item at a time. The program keeps data even after reboot and can paste in RDP, CMD, elevated windows etc. independently from current input language. Clipboard views include rich text and HTML formatting, filtering by text and details on URL, application and window data.

The program can emulate keyboard input and includes customizable hotkeys. For additional security, the program can block specific applications where passwords may be copied and encrypt stored items.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder. If not launched in portable mode, writes to AppData\Local\Clipangel.
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2+
Stealth: ? Yes. It can write temp files to standard TEMP folder of user profile, but you can change path to this folder in the program settings.
It can write to registry HKCU if you turn on AutoStart setting.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete unnecessary language resources
  3. Launch ClipAngelPortable.bat or ClipAngel.exe /p
Optionally, you can disable update checking by going into Settings - Autocheck for program update
Similar/alternative apps: ArsClip, ClipDiary, Ditto
What's new? See: https://sourceforge.net/p/clip-angel/blog/
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-05-14 14:41

One does not need the BAT file ("ClipAngelPortable.bat") to start ClipAngel in portable mode, just run the EXE with this parameter- "ClipAngel.exe /p".

The name of the program is not Clip Angel but ClipAngel as it can be seen in program's main window and in "About" window.

Program's icon does not imply an angel but an alien.

tormozit on 2017-05-14 16:46

@smaragdus
Yes, "ClipAngel" is more correct than "Clip Angel". Over time, I will try to replace "Clip Angel" with "ClipAngel" everywhere I can.

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TeraCopy v3.8.5 Updated

Andrew Lee on 2 May 2021
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Apr 2021
  • Suggested by AntBond

TeraCopy lets you copy or move files at the maximum possible speed. It uses dynamically adjusted buffers to reduce seek times, as well as asynchronous copy to speed up file transfers between two physical hard drives. When an error is encountered during copying/moving, TeraCopy will automatically retry and skip the files that cannot be transferred instead of aborting the entire operation. It also shows failed file transfers and lets you recopy only problem files.

Once the destination directory is selected, files can be dragged-and-dropped onto the window, even while a transfer is in progress. Once files are transferred, the Verify option uses a hash check to see if files are identical.

Note that a Pro version of the program is available with additional features.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder: Options.ini and main.db
Stealth: ? No. Creates some files in the user folder.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use/Liteware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. Choose the destination folder
  3. Select "Portable version" and uncheck the option to "Associate with checksum files"
  4. Launch TeraCopy.exe
Optionally, delete all files starting with "unins" and the file "TeraCopyService.exe"
Similar/alternative apps: FastCopy
What's new? See: https://blog.codesector.com/category/teracopy/
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2020-11-13 23:07

Even selecting the portable version, it's not portable. You have to rename the 'Portable.txt' file to 'Portable'. It also creates uninstall files.

webfork on 2020-11-15 12:59

@hamasaki: I added a note about the uninstall files and service, but not having any problems on my side with the portable file. Please post in forums if you have more info.

rasilkialan on 2020-11-19 03:22

WoW, I like the new features. This like the features in GoodSync and Gs RichCopy 360.
Know what I need to know, is Teracopy used SMB protocol, or can work via TCP port?

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ConEmu v21.04.22 Updated

Andrew Lee on 2 May 2021
  • 25MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Apr 2021
  • Suggested by Midas

ConEmu aims to be handy, comprehensive, fast and reliable terminal window where you may host any console application developed either for WinAPI (cmd, powershell, far) or Unix PTY (cygwin, msys, wsl bash).

As Windows console window enhancement (local terminal emulator), ConEmu presents multiple consoles and simple GUI applications (like PuTTY for example) as one customizable tabbed GUI window with various features.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: BSD 3-Clause License
How to extract: Download the 7Z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ConEmu.exe or ConEmu64.exe.
What's new? See:
https://conemu.github.io/en/Whats_New.html
Latest comments
juverax on 2021-05-01 08:32

ConEmu v.21.04.22 released: https://www.fosshub.com/ConEmu.html

Andrew Lee on 2021-05-02 06:27

@juverax: Thanks, updated!

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calibre v5.17 Updated

Ennovy on 1 May 2021
  • 140MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Apr 2021
  • Suggested by I am Baas

calibre is a feature-rich e-book library management application with a variety of useful functions including viewer, editor, online book and news search/download, device-specific e-book conversion, batch metadata tools, and 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:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
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
Latest comments
AndTheWolf on 2020-07-17 14:13

calibre-ebook.com/download_windows states that current Calibre versions are for Windows 8 and higher, and the last version to fully support Window 7 is calibre 3.48. Downloads for 3.48, including the portable installer version, are at download.calibre-ebook.com/3.48.0/. You should change the system requirements.

JohnTHaller on 2020-07-20 20:36

AndTheWolf - Although not officially supported, the current release works fine on Windows 7. PortableApps.com is testing every release for compatibility with Windows 7 as part of packaging calibre Portable. One of us will update the listing if something changes in the future.

hamasaki on 2021-03-27 00:23

Now at 5.14

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MZCacheView v2.02 Updated

Andrew Lee on 1 May 2021
  • 181KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Apr 2021
  • Suggested by ClausValca

MZCacheView reads the cache folder of Firefox/Mozilla/Netscape Web browsers and displays the list of all files currently stored in the cache. For each cache file, the following is displayed: URL, Content type, File size, Last modified time, Last fetched time, Expiration time, Fetch count, Server name and more. You can select one or more items from the cache list and then extract the files to another folder, or copy the URLs list to the clipboard.

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / 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 MZCacheView.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed to display the correct URL on the latest versions of Firefox.
  • Updated to read the expiration time on the latest versions of Firefox.
  • Fixed the automatic cache folder detection on the latest versions of Firefox.

SearchMyFiles v3.11 Updated

Andrew Lee on 1 May 2021

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?
  • Added option to change the sorting column from the menu (View -> Sort By). Like the column header click sorting, if you click again the same sorting menu item, it'll switch between ascending and descending order. Also, if you hold down the shift key while choosing the sort menu item, you'll get a secondary sorting.
  • Updated to work properly in high DPI mode.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2014-08-14 17:29

SearchMyFiles 2.50 is out.

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

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XnView v2.50 Updated

Andrew Lee on 1 May 2021
  • 21MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Apr 2021
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

XnView is a feature-rich, customizable media viewer that supports more than 400 formats. Includes batch image converter/renamer as well as basic transformations (rotate, filters, effects, colors, multi-page etc.). Various viewing settings include tabbed interface, fullscreen, slideshow, web page, contact sheet, image compare and filmstrip layout. Includes scanner support, screen capture, Photoshop's 8bf plugins, image search, histogram, metadata viewer, automatic crop (deletes background), watermark, flash export and more. It can also store thumbnails to a temp folder rather than each image folder accessed, which is handy for portable use.

Alternatively, XnView Portable is pre-configured and automatically supports PDF interpreter/rendering engine Ghostscript Portable.

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:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a text file in the same folder called xnview.ini and paste in the following content:

    [Cache]
    SavingMode=1

    [Start]
    ParamsSavingMode=1
    SavingMode=1

  3. Launch xnview.exe

    Optionally, English speakers can delete the \Languages folder to save space.
Similar/alternative apps: IrfanView, Imagine, FastStone Image Viewer
What's new? See: https://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewforum.php?f=35
Latest comments
refack on 2016-10-12 21:07

MSVCR71.DLL MSVCP71.DLL are no longer dependencies
only `msvcp110_win.dll` but it's lazy loaded

PapaiMark on 2020-05-18 22:38

I use it since W98. Very easy copy/paste/crop/resize/scan/print/sharpness and many other things.
Dont have a pen/filler. Not a full img editor but very easy and has many options.
Fully work is done with xnview, mspaint(for pen) and PaintDotNet for layers.(except for the layers that xnview does not have, everything is easier with xnview)

JudyGarland on 2020-10-22 05:38

XnView is not Windows XP compatible anymore. In order to make it work with XP, replace libwebp.dll (plugin folder) with with webp.dll (xnview.com/download/plugins/webp.zip).
cheers

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POP Peeper v5.1.2 Updated

lwc on 30 Apr 2021
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Apr 2021
  • Suggested by falrob

POP Peeper is an email notifier that alerts you when you have new email on any of your accounts (IMAP [including uploads], POP3 and Webmail, but also RSS with a commercial plugin). You can also send emails using SMTP or through Webmail directly from POP Peeper. Having OAuth support, it can be used with accounts that require it instead of a password.

To enable secure connections, see forum instructions.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Liteware/Adware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to temporary folder
  2. Delete the folders Pro and Themes and the files PPconvert.exe and PpHelper.exe
  3. Launch POPPeeper.exe
  4. When prompted to "Store Data in my Application Data folder", select Store Data for Portability and then uncheck Run POP Peeper at Windows Startup
What's new? See: https://www.esumsoft.com/products/pop-peeper/versionhistory/
Latest comments
JudyGarland on 2020-10-22 05:30

5.0.3 - it always tries to connect to a site each time it starts, despite automatic updates are deactivated.
4.5.3 works fine for me and doesnt show this curious behaviour.

gbrao on 2021-02-18 23:27

for the past few days I cannot access my YAHOO mail via pop3 or imap. Server error [SYS/TEMP].
anyone else facing the same ?

gbrao on 2021-02-26 00:02

Yahoo/AOL login errors (Oauth2 is required) - Feb 16, 2021

https://www.esumsoft.com/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&amp;t=7597

"Yahoo and AOL accounts no longer support a normal password login. There are 2 alternatives you can use:
1) Oauth2
2) App passwords ..."

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WinMerge Portable v2.16.12 Updated

Andrew Lee on 30 Apr 2021
  • 18MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Apr 2021
  • Suggested by Lupo73

WinMerge is a tabbed, visual text file differencing and merging tool. It's primary use is determining changes between two text files, but includes tools for folder, image, and 3-way comparison. It comes with a built-in editor with syntax highlighting, line numbers and word-wrap, synchronized scrolling and handles a variety of file formats.

An unofficial plugin (xdocdiff) is available to enable comparison functions for the text of Word, Excel, PDF, LibreOffice, RTF, and other file formats.

WinMerge Portable is a portable version of WinMerge from PortableApps. Alternatively, X-WinMerge is also available.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WinMerge.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Diffinity
What's new? See: https://winmerge.org/docs/releasenotes.php
Latest comments
webfork on 2012-12-07 02:37

I've had this program on my computer for several years without having a real need for it. Knowing the nature of what it does and some of my projects, it was there just in case. Well, today I screwed up a script (evidently what one browser thinks is commented isn't something other browsers agree upon) and this helped me fix it quickly and easily. An excellent program.

PAFuser on 2018-08-12 16:23

64bit version from https://sourceforge.net/projects/winmerge/files/alpha/2.15.2/ can be used to replace 32 bit folder in PortableApps.com version. So far no problems with it. Renamed original file, just in case.

JohnTHaller on 2018-08-12 17:56

PAFUser: For a better experience, use WinMerge 2011 Portable. WinMerge 2011 is a continuation fork of WinMerge that is regularly updated. Our portable package includes the 32-bit and 64-bit versions and switches between them.

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PingInfoView v2.16 Updated

Andrew Lee on 28 Apr 2021
  • 86KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Mar 2021
  • 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?
  • Fixed the 'Execute the following command on success ping (After previous failure)' option (Added in version 2.15) to work according to the 'Number of consecutive failed pings to trigger the failed command/sound alert' option. For example: if you set the 'Number of consecutive failed pings...' value to 3, and there are 2 failed pings and then a success ping, PingInfoView will not activate the success command.
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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RedNotebook v2.22 Updated

Ennovy on 26 Apr 2021
  • 277MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Apr 2021
  • 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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Executor v1.0.6 Updated

Ennovy on 26 Apr 2021
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Apr 2021
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Executor is a program launcher and functions as a very customizable replacement for the Windows "Run" tool. It supports themes, user-defined keywords, hotkeys for apps, auto-completion for keywords/file system/history, optional Vista-like results list, integrated calculator, and more.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: MIT
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file in the same folder and rename it executor.ini
  3. Launch Executor.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Keypirinha
What's new? See: https://executor.dk/vhistory
Latest comments
Carl on 2015-08-16 11:30

Nevermind, I was not waiting long enough for the indexing to finish. It seems a bit longer with windows 10. Last 64 bits version work fine.

freakazoid on 2018-07-28 02:05

Yay, first official update in five years! Still my favorite launcher!

Carl on 2020-09-08 18:31

The best launcher ever. I've been using this for 10 years.

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CurrPorts v2.65 Updated

Special on 24 Apr 2021
  • 130KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Apr 2021
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

CurrPorts displays the list of all currently opened networking ports on your local computer. For each TCP/IP and UDP port in the list, information about the process that opened the port is displayed, including the process name, full path of the process, version information of the process (product name, file description and so on), the time that the process was created and the user that created it.

In addition, CurrPorts allows you to close unwanted TCP connections, kill the process that opened the ports and save the TCP/UDP ports information to HTML file, XML file, or to tab-delimited text file. The program will automatically mark with pink suspicious ports owned by unidentified applications (applications without version information and icons).

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / 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 cports.exe.

Optionally:
Similar/alternative apps: LiveTcpUdpWatch, NetworkTrafficView
What's new?
  • Updated to work properly in high DPI mode.
  • Fixed issue: CurrPorts tried to start the kernel tracing even when the 'Collect Send/Receive Bytes Information' option was turned off, and if CurrPorts was executed without elevation, the kernel tracing failed with the following error in the event log: Session "NT Kernel Logger" failed to start with the following error: 0xC0000022
Latest comments
PortaFreeUser on 2011-05-26 13:54

I like this program. I recently used it to notice some suspicious looking port activities. I was able to close the ports down and then turn them to stealth using my firewall program. Then I used this program again and everything has looked normal ever since then. So I think this program may have helped me to stop some hackers or malware. All of my own internet activities and programs work normally so I really do think this program helped me stop something bad from happening.

__philippe on 2018-03-13 09:09

CurrPorts v2.50 rel 12-MAR-2018
Noteworthy new function for the paranoïd among us :... ;-)

Port egress|ingress data size capture
("Sent Bytes" "Sent packets" "Received Bytes" "Received Packets")

Remember to activate two crucial options:
• select an "Auto Refresh" frequency
• tick "Collect send/receive Bytes"

Mendy on 2020-08-22 08:11

This will definitely come in handy

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Autoruns v13.100 Updated

Andrew Lee on 25 Apr 2021
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Apr 2021
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Autoruns shows programs that run during system bootup or login, as well as entries in the order Windows processes them. These programs include ones in your startup folder, Run, RunOnce and other Registry keys. You can configure Autoruns to show other locations, including Explorer shell extensions, toolbars, browser helper objects, Winlogon notifications, auto-start services and much more. Autoruns goes way beyond the MSConfig utility.

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

Alternatively, Autoruns Portable is stealth and will only show the EULA once.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Windows registry
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete Autoruns64.dll, Autoruns64a.dll, Autoruns64a.exe, autorunsc.exe, autorunsc64.exe, autorunsc64a.exe and Eula.txt
  3. Launch Autoruns.exe or Autoruns64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Startup Control Panel
What's new? See:
https://docs.microsoft.com/sysinternals/#whats-new-rss
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-09-13 14:07

I'll be damned ! Sysinternals' utilities changelogs ersatz have not quite vanished, after all,
but are definitely (deliberately?) well hidden from sight:

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/sysinternals/2017/09/

PS
Looks like one of TPFC's eminent updates contributor was in the know all along ...;-)

MoisheP on 2018-12-10 21:35

Though v. 13.93 is available here, at Portable Freeware, the MS site only has v. 13.91 . Is this version again being recalled by MS?

dmiranda on 2021-04-24 23:08

It doesn't work on XP anymore

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TagScanner v6.1.8 Updated

Ennovy on 21 Apr 2021
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Apr 2021
  • 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 / 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 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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SideSlide v4.80 Updated

Ennovy on 21 Apr 2021
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Apr 2021
  • Suggested by risk

SideSlide is a desktop extension that docks to any screen edge. It allows you to store your favorite RSS feeds, shortcuts to files/folders/URLs, notes, reminders etc. in "containers" that you can arrange, shrink and fold in the workspace. You can also drag-and-drop text/images from your web browser to the workspace to create web snippets.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: To display RSS feeds on the systems earlier then Windows XP SP3, you must have Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6.0 installed.
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SideSlide.exe.
What's new? See: https://northglide.com/sideslide_changelog.html
Latest comments
joby_toss on 2013-03-30 05:18

The file is hosted by MajorGeeks.com. Link changed.

klangenfarben on 2013-04-01 12:26

Thanks joby_toss, got it now. Will comment when I get a chance to take it for a spin.

Midas on 2014-06-03 15:54

SideSlide v3.5.40 released (changelog: http://www.northglide.com/sideslide_changelog.html)

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PeaZip v7.9.0 Updated

Ennovy on 19 Apr 2021
  • 37MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Apr 2021
  • Suggested by Yucca

PeaZip is a feature-rich file archiver with broad support for 200+ file types. The file manager interface includes a hash tool, file wipe, file associations, file splitter, themes, estimated compression level, system benchmark, image crop/rename and much more.

Formats supported include most mainstream archive formats, including ZIP, 7Z, ACE, BZIP2, CAB, GZIP, TAR, UPX, ZIPX, as well as it's own PEA format. Can extact but not create MSI and RAR files.

Cross platform (Linux/BSD) and a 64-bit version is available. Alternatively, PeaZip Portable portablizes bookmarks and includes both 32 and 64-bit versions, automatically using the proper one on each PC. Note that tools setup through the Task Scheduler are not portable.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU LGPL
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch peazip.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: 7-Zip, IZArc, Bandizip
What's new? See: https://peazip.github.io/changelog.html
Latest comments
AndTheWolf on 2014-11-16 17:37

Download link (http://www.peazip.org/peazip-portable.html) raises a 404 "not found" error. Link instead just to http://www.peazip.org/ or to http://peazip.sourceforge.net/peazip-portable.html.

webfork on 2014-11-16 18:56

AndTheWolf: Joby updated, thanks for the note

Happy.Camper2 on 2014-12-24 02:22

My experience with PeaZip is to go to:

HomePage: http://www.peazip.org/
Download Link: http://www.peazip.org/downloads/peazip-5.5.2.WINDOWS.exe

Happy Holidays to everyone :)

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Audacity v3.0.2 Updated

Ennovy on 19 Apr 2021
  • 26MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Apr 2021
  • 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://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Category:Release_Notes
Latest comments
quayden on 2019-02-22 01:16

Keep getting avformat-55.dll error pop up, i download this dll at
https://www.dll-download-system.com/avformat-55_dll.html
however, i think it is old version, can I update ffmpeg now? is it safe? I don't want to crash this software once again.

webfork on 2019-02-22 13:52

@quaden: see the audacityteam.org link on this: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/installing_and_updating_audacity_on_windows.html

qj3328 on 2019-11-07 16:16

Audacity is an outstanding audio recorder and editor. I have used it for a broad range of tasks, from modifying/improving music files to editing video audio tracks and for recording audio tracks than inserted into to video files. It has always been dependable, and is as simple or sophisticated as needed.

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CPU-Z v1.96.0 Updated

SYSTEM on 18 Apr 2021

CPU-Z gathers and displays information on some of the main components of the machine, including CPU, motherboard, memory, GPU and operating system.

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch cpuz_x32.exe or cpuz_x64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

Optional: To disable update check, edit cpuz.ini and change CheckUpdates=1 to CheckUpdates=0
What's new?
  • Preliminary support of Intel Alder Lake and Z6xx platform.
  • Preliminary support of DDR5 memory.
  • AMD Ryzen 5700G, 5600G and 5300G APUs.
  • AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, 6800 (& XT), 6700 XT GPUs.
Latest comments
dany on 2011-10-27 15:15

@Cattleya: Make sure you download the zip package, because the installer does the following:
"The kernel mode driver used by CPU-Z is installed on the system, that avoids to install / remove it at every run."
The portable version leaves no driver behind, just tested it.

@kc: I used to do sysadmin for a small non-profit org. 7 pc's and 2 printers, no big deal. I carried all my tools on a pendrive. Off course I had admin-rights, but this is a typical scenario a lot of us are in, so it's not entirely useless, portable is the way to go for sysadmins ;)

kleinkinstein on 2014-03-22 13:09

CPUZ is old, tired and practically useless. It's heyday was about six years ago. Speccy is a must for today.

appsuser on 2019-09-03 23:47

The customized versions for different board manufacturers (on the home page) are also portable (download the zip package). The customized versions include the manufacturer's logo as a window background and theme.

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UltraSearch Free v3.1 Updated

Ennovy on 18 Apr 2021
  • 36MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Apr 2021
  • Suggested by guinness

UltraSearch Free is a fast and feature-rich search tool, building a searchable listing of drive content in seconds. File name searches narrow as they are typed and support wildcards such as "*.txt". Additional information like file size and last change date are present, along with access to Explorer's own context menu.

The program also includes a slower, non-indexing file content search that will look inside files, including a variety of Office (DOCX, PDF, PST, ODT) and compressed files (ZIP, 7Z, RAR). It is recommended that you provide a small set of files to check e.g. ext:DOCX content:portable to look for the word "portable" in MS Word files.

Other search options include AND / OR operations, regular expressions, a custom exclude filter for path, files, parent folders, etc., and results can be exported to text and CSV.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Liteware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch UltraSearch.exe.
What's new? See: https://www.jam-software.com/ultrasearch_free/changes.shtml
Latest comments
art on 2020-10-01 06:21

I download v3.0 x32 using direct link provided here (https://downloads.jam-software.de/ultrasearch_free/UltraSearch-x86-Free-Portable.zip) and it writes to file: C:\Users\<USERNAME>\AppData\Roaming\UltraSearch Free\MainForm_RibbonOptions.xml.
If you move this file "MainForm_RibbonOptions.xml" to app's folder it will be used from this location and so UltraSearch free will become full portable!

update: I just found that link https://downloads.jam-software.de/ultrasearch_free/UltraSearch-x86-Free-Portable.zip (for the x32 version) is NOT valid any more!!!

webfork on 2020-10-01 23:19

@art: thanks, it looks like the program went 64-bit only. Entry updated.

AndTheWolf on 2021-04-17 19:37

Now at version 3.1.0.633

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i.Scribe v2.4.18 Updated

lwc on 1 May 2021
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Mar 2021
  • Suggested by Pixador

i.Scribe is an email client with an integrated contact database and calendar, supporting SMTP, POP3 and IMAP (including uploads). Security features include Bayesian spam filter, HTML controls and attachment protection. Having OAuth support (albeit unverified by Google), it can be used with accounts that require it instead of a password.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux. Note that the free version is limited to one email account and 5 user-defined filters.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the installer and "install" to a folder of your choice. Launch Scribe.exe.
  1. Download the installer and run it
  2. Uncheck Desktop Install (Non-portable)
  3. Launch Scribe.exe
  4. Choose Portable to the question about usage
  5. Uncheck Register as Windows Email Client in File=>Settings
Similar/alternative apps: Mozilla Thunderbird, Sylpheed, Pegasus Mail
What's new? See:
https://memecode.com/site/ver.php?id=795
Latest comments
CornHolio the Gringo on 2017-07-14 19:46

Important to know:
i.Scribe Free only support one (1) mail account.

Falaffel on 2017-07-26 21:38

Hy,

I tried zo use I.Scribe vie Imap with my Mailbox. Unfortunately the Imap functionality of I-Scribethis seems to be completely not in a good sape. The performance when synchronizing folder or moving/deleting Emails is very, very slow.
Could it be I am making anything wrong or the actual build has some bugs?

webfork on 2017-07-27 04:07

@Falaffel: I'm not an i.Scribe user so you probably want to try contacting support about that. Failing that, you might try listing something in our troubleshooting forums to see if someone has run into a similar issue.

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GIMP Portable v2.10.24-2 Updated

Andrew Lee on 14 Apr 2021
  • 1GB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Apr 2021
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a powerful photo and image editor for composition and authoring. It can be used as a simple paint program, a high quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter and much more.

The program is cross-platform with versions available for Mac and Linux. GIMP Portable is the PortableApps version of the program, and includes an available add-on that adjusts GIMP's layout to mimic Photoshop and switched on single-window mode.

Alternatively, another portable package is X-Gimp.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch GIMPPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: TwistedBrush Open Studio, PhotoFiltre, PhotoDemon
What's new? See: https://www.gimp.org/news/2021/03/29/gimp-2-10-24-released/
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2013-07-08 12:39

Portable apps file appears to be missing.

webfork on 2013-07-10 00:22

hamasaki: works fine for me

JohnTHaller on 2013-07-10 13:27

There was a typo in the download URL on launch day that was fixed within an hour or so.

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Caffeine v1.97 Updated

Midas on 11 Apr 2021

Caffeine prevents an automatic screensaver or going into standby/sleep/hibernate, useful for presentations or playing video. It works by simulating a keypress once every 59 seconds, so your PC thinks you're still working at the keyboard. Double-clicking the program icon "empties" the coffee pot and temporarily disables the program, while doing this a second time re-enables it.

Other command-line arguments for more functions are present on the web site.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch caffeine32.exe or caffeine64.exe.
What's new?
  • Added -lighticons and -darkicons to force one of those
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-02-07 11:57

Caffeine 1.61 has been released, changes in the latest version:
v1.61 - 10th October 15
Fixed bug with app not going active/inactive correctly when a timed period elapsed

Checker on 2016-02-07 21:14

@smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

joscrcr83 on 2021-04-06 17:39

thanks, but that doesn't work either....

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NexusFile v5.4.1 Updated

Andrew Lee on 14 Apr 2021
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Apr 2021
  • Suggested by portackager

NexusFile is a dual-pane, tabbed, skinnable file manager. Features include advanced rename tools, built-in ZIP/ARJ/RAR/ACE archive support, FTP client, file join/split, folder list export, folder comparison, and shortcut keys

The interface uses different colors for files to distinguish file types (customizable).

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 version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch NexusFile.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: CubicExplorer
What's new?
  • Change: http://xiles.net => https://xiles.app
  • Fixed: Copy Path copies with double backslash
Latest comments
PAFuser on 2021-04-01 20:37

Version 2.7 64bit beta is available on web site. Seems to work fine.

PAFuser on 2021-04-01 20:39

Wrong version number, should be 5.4. Picked up Nexus font instead of Nexus file.

johnmac150 on 2021-04-12 08:13

Can I rename files in multiple sub-folders at once?

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ChromePass v1.55 Updated

Andrew Lee on 11 Apr 2021
  • 269KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Apr 2021
  • Suggested by Checker

ChromePass is a small password recovery tool that allows you to view the user names and passwords stored by Chromium-based Web browsers. For each password entry, the following information is displayed: Origin URL, Action URL, User Name Field, Password Field, User Name, Password and Created Time.

You can select one or more items and then save them into text/html/xml file or copy them to the clipboard.

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 ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ChromePass.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: WebBrowserPassView
What's new?
  • Added new file type to save the passwords list: 'Firefox import/export csv file'. When you save the passwords in this file type, you can use the import feature of Firefox to import the saved passwords into Firefox: Import login data from a file
  • In order to save the passwords as 'Firefox import/export csv file', simply select the items you want to save (or press Ctrl+A to select all passwords), press Ctrl+S (Save Selected Items), choose 'Firefox import/export csv file' from the file type combo-box, type the filename to save and then click the 'Save' button to save the file.
Latest comments
GMan on 2014-12-06 23:30

Download URL should be: http://www.nirsoft.net/toolsdownload/chromepass.zip

obava on 2017-01-11 19:52

Great tool, but here is another one doing the same job:
URL: http://www.sterjosoft.com/chrome-passwords.html

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EditPad Lite v8.2.2 Updated

Ennovy on 9 Apr 2021

EditPad Lite is a fast and lightweight general-purpose text editor. It allows you to open many files simultaneously and switch between them using tabs. It also supports many functions for text manipulation and conversion.

A 64-bit version is available. EditPad's installer now automatically installs a 64-bit version of EditPad on 64-bit Windows.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Creates HKCU\Software\JGsoft on Windows 8.1.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract:
  1. Download and run the installer
  2. Select the 'Create Portable Installation' option
  3. Check 'treat all drives as removable drives' and save to a drive of your choice. The program will save to the root of that drive.
  4. Optionally, move EditPadLite from the drive root to a folder of your choice
  5. Launch EditPadLite8.exe
Similar/alternative apps: AkelPad, Notepad++
What's new? See:https://www.editpadlite.com/releasenotes.html
Latest comments
AndTheWolf on 2018-05-11 15:55

Now at Version 7.6.4

AndTheWolf on 2020-01-29 18:50

Now EditPad Lite is at version 8.*, you should probably change "Launch EditPadLite7.exe" to "Launch EditPadLite8.exe" in "How to extract"

Ennovy on 2021-03-31 10:06

"How to extract: 3. The program will save to the root of that drive."
You can however manually enter the path where to extract the program, so that you don't have to move the folder later

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DiskInternals Linux Reader v4.8 Updated

SYSTEM on 6 Apr 2021
  • 79MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Apr 2021
  • 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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foobar2000 v1.6.5 Updated

Ennovy on 6 Apr 2021
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Apr 2021
  • 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
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? Full changelog at: https://foobar2000.org/changelog.
Latest comments
Special on 2021-03-12 08:10

v1.6.5 is currently "beta" fyi.

giulia on 2021-03-12 09:58

1.6.5 IS BETA !!!

freakazoid on 2021-03-12 15:01

I've rolled back the entry to 1.6.4.

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CCTime v1.01

mmx64 on 11 Dec 2019
  • 588B (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by mmx64

CCTime is a utility to help track how much time you spend on different tasks during your work day. Tracking time is tedious, so focus lies on simplicity and automation. CCTime stays out of your way while still being readily accessible, so you can focus on actual work. CC is short for Click Click, because two clicks is all it takes to register time on a task!

CCTime sits in your system tray and automatically hides when not in use. You can see how much time you've spent in total each day, and how much of that time has not yet been assigned to tasks. For each week you can get a report, summarizing your work that week.

CC Time is free, open source software. Source code is available at GitHub.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CCTime.exe.

AIMP v4.70.2248 Updated

Ennovy on 5 Apr 2021
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Apr 2021
  • Suggested by eldad

AIMP is a skinnable audio player similar to Winamp that supports most audio formats, as well as Internet radio. Features include a music library, mini-player, colorizing of individual skins, visualizations, smart playlists, global hotkeys, and plug-ins capability. Filters/effects include equalizer, reverb, normalization, voice remover, speed changes and more.

AIMP includes a built-in audio converter, APE image splitter, tag editor, alarm clock, and auto-shutdown.

The audio converter splitter is in >> Menu >> Utilities.

In order to split an ape image, you need to import the cue file that comes with the ape file.
A very useful, fast and straightforward tool.

Alternatively, AIMP Portable is stealth and automatically adjusts paths.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Writes to registry if run with admin rights. See this forum thread.
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "No Installer" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete unnecessary language files
  3. Launch AIMP.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Winyl, Xion
What's new? See:
https://www.aimp.ru/?do=changelog
Latest comments
fullbug on 2016-04-18 14:15

Great player! Thanx for sharing....

MIKLO on 2016-06-03 11:47

smaragdus REALLY? wow I didn't realize that looks over substance was so important to sum people. Now I'm curious what others think about the "looks" of V4 or if most just don't care like me, please don't misunderstand I understand how you feel its just foreign 2me is all I'm saying. Of course if V3 suits your needs then by all means that's the correct version for you to use, no matter what I or others think. Enjoy.:)
MIKLO

Peter202 on 2016-11-06 10:52

Is it possible to disable the ID3v1 tagging? It's messing up the grouping of my mp3 files when i import them in the library.

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VirtuaWin v4.5 Updated

Ennovy on 4 Apr 2021
  • 326KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by ChalkTrauma

VirtuaWin is a highly customizable virtual desktop manager that lets you organize applications over a two or more "desktops" with their own separate windows and applications (also called "workspaces"). The program can reduce distractions or help organize a cluttered desk space with too many windows open.

Alternatively, a PortableApps version is also available.

Category:
Runs on:WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch VirtuaWin.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Dexpot
What's new? See:https://virtuawin.sourceforge.io/?page_id=74
Latest comments
Provy on 2020-05-18 08:43

@Midas: Thank you! That was the solution. Right click - Properties - Unblock. I think this program is a keeper.

bronex on 2021-04-06 01:37

what are the differences between 4.4 and 4.5? working on windows 10? version 4.4 not working good on windows 10 but is amazing on windows 7!

Midas on 2021-04-08 07:32

@bronex: according to the changelog (click the eye button above) mostly bugfixes...

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ProduKey v1.96 Updated

Andrew Lee on 4 Apr 2021
  • 116KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Apr 2021
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

ProduKey recovers the Product IDs and CD keys of Microsoft Office, Windows, Exchange Server, SQL Server, Visual Studio and some of the Adobe and Autodesk products installed on your machine. You can also view this information for for another machine using command-line options.

Category:
Runs on:WinAll
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 ProduKey.exe.
What's new?
  • Updated to work properly in high DPI mode.
Latest comments
Voidwhereprohibited on 2010-04-02 04:12

Antivirus programs have a tendency to quarantine or delete Produkey, HeapMemView, and a few of Nir's password recovery tools as well. 90% of Nirsoft utils will pass inspection just fine. Nirsoft is NOT malware by design, and so long as you keep your firewall, user accounts and security updates reasonably current, you'll do just fine. I suppose, in the wrong hands, some of the tools might be mildly threatening to low-security systems. Chances are, though, if a skilled cracker set out to compromise your system, they'd likely use something stronger than Nir's utilities to do it.

Faust on 2010-06-07 15:00

What carbonize and Void said.

Nirsoft's utils are not malware and will not damage your system. However, because they usually poke around in your system looking for info, they use methods that malware often uses, and which causes antivirus programs to identify them as malware.

MIKLO on 2014-04-29 20:30

WOW no comments for a long time but be advised that ProduKey as well as all Nirsoft's programs are safe and are not malware,spyware,viruses or any other bad stuff for your computer. Nirsoft is now and has always been a very good reputable place to get software and many kinds of Apps that help us to use and program out computers how we want without the end user having the abilty to write the code necessary to accomplish this. So thanks so much NIRSOFT for all the great APPS I have used for so many years that have helped me run my computers. PROFFS
MIKLO

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Celestia Portable v1.6.2.2 Updated

Andrew Lee on 3 Apr 2021
  • 44MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Mar 2014
  • Suggested by Checker

Celestia allows you to view the universe in 3-D including planet view, over 100,000 stars, traveling beyond our galaxy, and more.

Celestia Portable is a portable version of Celestia.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application Folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CelestiaPortable.exe
What's new? See https://celestia.space/news.html
Latest comments
ripping on 2008-11-03 01:32

text is unreadable on this laptop I'm using.

Taf on 2011-08-30 13:38

An alternative porable version is developed also by winPenPack
Appname: X-Celestia
dl link: http://www.winpenpack.com/en/download.php?view.553

shnbwmn on 2016-08-12 12:43

The dl link was pointing to v1.5.1, from 2008; updated to point to the version-independent location.

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PSPad v5.0.6 Updated

Andrew Lee on 14 Apr 2021
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Apr 2021
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

PSPad is a plain text editor with syntax highlighting support and tabbed interface. It includes an integrated hex editor, spell checker, FTP client, code explorer etc. It also allows you to automate repetitive activities through macro recording and playback.

Note: The 64-bit version of PSPad is not limited by memory, but is missing the scripting capability of the 32-bit version, as noted here

Category:
Runs on:WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\PSPad
Registers PSPad.project (.PPR) files
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete pspshellx32.dll, pspshellx64.dll and unnecessary language files
  3. Download dictionaries for spell-check (optional) and unpack to .\PSPad\Spell\ folder
  4. Launch PSPad.exe
What's new? See: https://www.pspad.com/en/whatsnew.htm
Latest comments
Shadeclan on 2012-09-14 13:59

I figured out how to uninstall the user-chosen (custom) languages but it takes a little work.
1: Open PSPad.ini (if you opened it with PSPad or if PSPad is running, save it as something else).
2: Delete the UserHighLighterName# value / data pair where the language is listed (the crosshatch is either null or a number between 1 and 4).
3: Delete the language key and all value / data pairs appertaining to it.
4: If PSPad is running, close it - then replace the PSPad.ini file with your changes. Voila! Your user-selected language slot is ready for another language!
I have posted a request to add a mechanism to do this automatically on the PSPad forum which is very active and the author of the software posts often - not what you'd expect from "dead" software.
BTW: Be cautious about using the installer - it seems to have had some problems. Use the zip file instead and unpack the files to a folder of your choice.

Shadeclan on 2012-09-14 14:46

If it's ok, I'd just like to make a few more comments:
Viniciusban writes that PSPad has no comment-out tool. I don't know if that was true when he posted, but it has one now:
Format menu / Add/Remove Comment.

Webfork writes that it has trouble handling Very Large Files (VLF). In my experience, there are only a very few editors that can handle VLFs without absorbing all available RAM and none of them (with the possible exception of UltraEdit) is as full-featured as PSPad IMHO. If I must view / edit a VLF, I always use HiEditor from WinASM.net as it is made specifically to work on VLFs without hosing the computer. Unfortunately, it isn't offered on PortableFreeware.com but it is completely portable, writes all settings to an INI file and is very fast.

Tom mentions that the "stable" version is 4.5.4. Currently it is 4.5.6 and was uploaded about 11 months ago. Beta version, available from the forum and updated August 2012, is very stable - if the latest version is wanted, grab it from there.

PSPad has its problems but they all do - that's why there isn't just a single text editor that everybody uses. While Notepad++ is (undeniably) the most popular text editor for programmers, I find its interface somewhat obscure and its learning curve a bit too steep to make it useful to me. PSPad's interface is much cleaner and simpler and, if I don't use it for months at a time, I can come back to it without worrying about relearning anything - that's why PSPad is my text editor of choice.

rbon on 2019-12-25 18:09

I wanted a paf version of PSPad and I tried the online installer version of @prapper which unfortunately does not work.
So in the discussion https://portableapps.com/comment/242253#comment-242253 I left a note (# 22).
Be careful: when you extract the installer you have to delete the folders:
- $ PLUGINSDIR
- 7zTemp
and copy the rest into .\PSPadPortable.
Then update to the latest portable version which must be unpacked in .\PSPadPortable\App\PSPad\

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Video Duplicate Finder v2.0.8 New

Andrew Lee on 1 Apr 2021
  • 220MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Video Duplicate Finder is a cross-platform software (Windows and Linux) to find duplicated video (and image) files based on content similarity. That means unlike other duplicate finders, it is capable of identifying duplicates having a different resolution, frame rate or even watermarked. The scanning speed is incredibly fast, and the metadata is cached for an even faster rescan.

Category:
Runs on:Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder, in Settings.xml and ScannedFiles.db.
Dependencies: .NET v3
Stealth: ? No. Writes a log file to appdata\Local\Microsoft\CLR_v4.0\UsageLogs\VideoDuplicateFinderWindows.exe.log
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch VideoDuplicateFinderWindows.exe.

Stellarium Portable v0.21.0 Updated

Andrew Lee on 1 Apr 2021
  • 252MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Mar 2021
  • Suggested by krungthep

Stellarium is a planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars, or a telescope, with realistic atmosphere, sunrise and sunset. It features over 120,000 stars from the Hipparcos catalog with associated information.

Stellarium Portable is a portable version of the program. Alternatively, X-Stellarium is also available.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch StellariumPortable.exe.
Latest comments
Midas on 2014-07-22 10:13

@Foot: sorry about that, I forget they're third party repacks. PA has updated now...

Foot on 2014-07-22 12:39

@Midas: No harm done. Thanks for the alert to PA's timely update.

MIKLO on 2017-12-30 15:54

Very cool :)

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GnuCash Portable v4.5 Updated

Andrew Lee on 1 Apr 2021
  • 227MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Mar 2021
  • Suggested by Arithmomaniac

GnuCash is accounting software that implements a double-entry bookkeeping system. It allows you to track bank accounts, stocks, income and expenses. Features include bank/liability/expense accounts, stock/bond/mutual fund accounts, small-business accounting (customers, vendors, jobs, invoices, accounts payable/receivable), import from QIF/OFX/HBCI formats, transaction matching, scheduled transactions etc.

GnuCash Portable is a portable version of the official program.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrative rights (if online banking features are used)
Stealth: ? No. Online banking features may leave non-personal information in the registry if a local version of GnuCash is also installed
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch GnuCashPortable.exe.
Latest comments
Arunas on 2009-01-09 23:46

Where I can find any exsamples file to download with created any accounts. It will help me comprehend this financial program.I'm looking for multilanguage packet inkluding Lithuanian

Carlos on 2009-03-04 09:29

I have an example... I've been working with GnuCash since a couple of months; before that I used to keep my personal accounting using Excel, but after two years I found some drawbacks. If you want the example just write me. caenleve@yahoo.com

Pablo on 2011-04-05 13:26

Gnucash is a full ledger system, and has features geared towards small businesses.

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PicPick v5.1.5 Updated

Andrew Lee on 1 Apr 2021
  • 30MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Mar 2021
  • 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
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?
  1. Fixed software security vulnerability
  2. 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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RapidCRC Unicode v0.3.36 Updated

Andrew Lee on 1 Apr 2021
  • 868KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Mar 2021
  • Suggested by Userfriendly

RapidCRC Unicode is a hashing program capable of checking and verifying the integrity of files, folders, or whole drives. The program includes process priority, ability to pause/resume analysis, job queuing, easily copy hashes to the clipboard and multi-threaded checks. If using checksum files (e.g. .sfv or .md5) for future verification, options include the ability to generate for every analyzed file, directory, or a single checksum with all hash data.

Includes direct support for CRC hashing in the filename (common for anime releases) for example: "MyFile [45DEF3A0].avi") Other algorithms range from fast to secure, including SFV(CRC32), MD5, ED2K, SHA-1/256/512 and Blake2sp.

Based on the original RapidCRC but updated with extended Unicode support.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Archive" or "Archive (x64)" RAR package and extract using 7-Zip or similar program to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete rcrcshex.dll or rcrcshex64.dll
  3. Create an empty text file called options_unicode.bin in the same folder
  4. Launch RapidCRC.exe
Similar/alternative apps: FileVerifier++
What's new?
  • BLAKE3 in shell extension
  • New context menu entry to calculate hashes
  • Moved "Copy to Clipboard" to submenu
Latest comments
webfork on 2014-08-02 02:05

This is currently my go-to program. I tend to add it to the "send to" menu on machines I'm currently using and it works beautifully to check one or more files. Also, the ability to insert the hash directly into the file name makes so much sense. Just drag-and-drop it into the window and instantly know if there's a problem. Great solution to the multi-step check.

shoover on 2016-02-21 09:17

I think there is something wrong with the "CRC into Filename" function. This occurs with files that lack a file extension.

webfork on 2016-02-22 21:20

shoover: The dev has been pretty responsive if you want to reach out: https://github.com/OV2/RapidCRC-Unicode/issues

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WirelessKeyView v2.22 Updated

Andrew Lee on 30 Mar 2021

WirelessKeyView recovers all wireless network keys (WEP/WPA) stored in your computer by the "Wireless Zero Configuration" service. It allows you to easily save all keys to text/HTML/XML file, or copy a single key to the clipboard.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrative rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract a folder of your choice. Launch WirelessKeyView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Copy QR Code' option (Under the Edit menu), which allows you to copy the QR Code image of the selected wireless network to the clipboard. This option is enabled when the 'Display QR Code' option is turned on.
Latest comments
el gekon on 2011-05-01 21:55

It doesnt work for me. Win XP and Win 7 too.

allclownsareevil on 2012-07-30 20:05

I suspect the reason people are claiming this doesn't work is because they are using the proprietary software that came bundled with their wifi card. This only works if you allow Windows to control your wireless network profiles.

Burn-IT on 2016-11-11 13:28

Also you need to be doubly aware that most Anti Virus products will see this utility as a threat.
While Nirsoft CAN be trusted, it would be a dangerous tactic to download this from a third party site where it could be re-packaged to include nasties.

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nPOP v1.2.3 Updated

lwc on 28 Mar 2021
  • 215KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Nov 2020
  • Suggested by Pixador

nPOP is a small and fast POP3 email client. When you first connect using nPOP, only the headers are downloaded. From the header list, you can select the emails you want to download for viewing.

For a supposedly improved (but much older) version that is based on the original nPOP source code, check out nPOPuk.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
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 nPOP.exe.
Latest comments
Arnauld on 2010-03-05 11:51

npop is working with gmail.

drongo on 2010-04-30 14:13

nPOP has been a long-time favorite of mine for doing previews, quick replies, etc. Emails I want to archive I then download to another -- usually clunkier and nonportable -- client.

But actually I use the nPOPQ offshoot, available here: http://hp.vector.co.jp/authors/VA003011/ ... because I like the interface better. I hope that gets updated.

nPOPuk not being compatible with old email messages is kind of dealbreaker, nice as it sounds.

drongo on 2010-04-30 14:30

I spoke too soon above on nPOPuk not being compatible with old email boxes. It imports settings and old emails from nPOP just fine. And it does have some useful features lacking in nPOP.

However, I still like the nPOPQ interface better: There the left column has accounts on top and address book on bottom, while the right side has messages on top and message preview on the bottom.

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XMedia Recode v3.5.3.4 Updated

Ennovy on 27 Mar 2021
  • 31MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Mar 2020
  • 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: This program was a member of the FFMPEG "hall of shame" for license issues.

Category:
Runs on: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. Delete unnecessary language and profile files. 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? Changelog at: https://xmedia-recode.de/en/version.php.
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2016-07-02 06:10

@smaragdus. Yep, not working, looks like the file is missing. I have contacted the author of the software for a fix.

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.

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Tablacus Explorer v21.3.26 Updated

webfork on 27 Mar 2021
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Mar 2021
  • 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:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT License
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
Latest comments
rfithen on 2020-04-20 10:19

Am I msising something? The Devs changelog always says "Some fix". lol.

aazard on 2020-11-26 00:54

Tablacus Explorer is very powerful >>> in the way of plugins (see for yourself)

It can be a simple, but very well made, file manager or mid-weight IDE to replace gVIM/Geany (seriously)

If you want a file manager, explorer commander or QDir are very nice, fast & light with good features

BUT if your a "power user"..YOU WANT THIS APP

aazard on 2020-11-26 00:56

Missing Plugins Link, because that's this apps "thing":
https://tablacus.github.io/TablacusExplorerAddons/

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MediaInfo v21.03 Updated

Andrew Lee on 26 Mar 2021
  • 12MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Mar 2021
  • Suggested by remialdo

MediaInfo displays a variety of technical and metadata/tag information from audio/video files. It features many different available layouts to display the information, as well as the ability to create custom layouts. The program can be used to find missing codecs or get more information about a given media file.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download the 7z package "GUI (32 bit only without installer)" and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete MediaInfo_InfoTip.dll and unnecessary language files
  3. Launch MediaInfo.exe
  4. Shell extension and Shell InfoTip should be unchecked before choosing OK
Latest comments
joby_toss on 2013-06-10 17:18

I have no idea why the "GUI version without installer" has the .man extension, but it's only a simple archive and can be extracted with 7zip or UniversalExtractor. So "How to extract" field is still displaying correct information.

joby_toss on 2013-06-11 09:35

You are right! My Opera is at fault here. My beloved Opera failed my once more...again... Maybe it's finally time to put it to rest...

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Shotcut v21.03.21 New

Andrew Lee on 26 Mar 2021
  • 311MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Mar 2021
  • Suggested by Webfork

Shotcut is a non-linear video editor with wide format support, a customizable interface, and support for a variety of connections and devices. It is codec-independent so it does not rely on system codecs. It encodes/transcodes to a wide variety of formats via FFmpeg. It also supports streaming from any video file or capture source.

Shotcut is cross-platform, with clients available for Mac and Linux.

Shotcut is natively portable with some additional command line parameters, but if that is not your thing, check out Shotcut Portable.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: GPLv3
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch using shotcut.exe --appdata .\Profile so all settings are written to the local Profile folder.
Similar/alternative apps: Handbrake

Mp3tag v3.06a Updated

Special on 26 Mar 2021
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Mar 2021
  • Suggested by tedpoe

Mp3tag views, edits and filters metadata for common audio formats. Information can be manually added, removed, imported and exported to a variety of formats. The program supports online freedb database lookups for selected files, allowing you to automatically gather proper tag information for select files or CDs. It can also rename files based on the tag information, replace characters or words from tags and filenames, import/export tag information, create playlists and more.

The program can even generate playlists from provided audio files. Supports ID3, Vorbis Comments, APE, MP4 and TAK Lossless.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. When prompted, select "Portable Installation" and "install" to a folder of your choice
  3. Delete Mp3tagSetup.ini, unnecessary language files and flag icons
  4. Launch Mp3tag.exe
Similar/alternative apps: TagScanner, Kid3
What's new? Full changelog at https://www.mp3tag.de/en/changelog.html.
Latest comments
denzi on 2016-12-01 01:36

Extract with 7-zip 16.04 (.paf.exe), but run Mp3tag without add folder and file named "mp3tag.cfg" is okay, added folder and file named "mp3tag.cfg", Mp3tag show "Access denied"

gbrao on 2017-02-17 12:15

[2017-02-17] REL: VERSION 2.81

[2016-12-11] NEW: added portable installation mode that stores settings in application directory and doesn't write information to the registry.

JudyGarland on 2021-03-25 17:50

[2021-02-05] CHG: minimum system requirements are now Windows 7 and a processor with SSE2 instruction set.
Too sad.

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Firewall App Blocker V1.7 New

webfork on 25 Mar 2021
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Apr 2020
  • Suggested by klon

Firewall App Blocker simplifies program management settings for the Windows Firewall. The program makes it easy to block or allow program and process access to the network. Supports batch operations for multiple programs or processes, drag-and-drop, inbound rules tab (for servers), and disabling/enabling Internet access.

By default, the program manages listed processes, but can also be set to allow ONLY those processes shown, or "whitelist" mode.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Windows Firewall enabled (doesn’t work with other firewall tools)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download and launch the self-extracting EXE. Launch FAB.exe or FAB_x64.exe for 64-bit machines.
Similar/alternative apps: SimpleWall

winLAME Portable v2020 Release 1 Updated

Andrew Lee on 24 Mar 2021
  • 12MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Mar 2021
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

winLAME is an encoder for many commonly used audio formats, including extraction from CDs. The program lets you set up the encoding process with an easy-to-use wizard-style user interface and supports both batch processing and multiple audio files.

Formats include WAV, MP3, FLAC, Monkey's Audio, OGG, Opus and many more. The program supports the creation of playlists (M3U, PLS and CUE) and ID3 tags (metadata).

winLAME Portable is a modified version of winLame for portability.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 (a 32-bit version is included with the download)
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch winLAMEPortable.exe.

Optionally, delete App\AppInfo\Launcher\splash.jpg
Similar/alternative apps: fre:ac, LameXP
Latest comments
Emka on 2011-12-26 20:02

removed broken link to portable edition, above links point to very old versions

kinki on 2020-12-28 06:35

winLAME , v2020 release 1
All .dll are considered dangerous by Norton and are deleted

webfork on 2020-12-28 16:39

@kinki: as noted in the, please post about possible malware issues to the forums. I would also check the download with VirusTotal first. As winLAME is open source and has been in development for 4+ yrs, it's probably a false positive.

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O&O ShutUp10 V1.8 Build 1419 New

webfork on 24 Mar 2021
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Mar 2021
  • Suggested by MakoSoft

O&O ShutUp10 modifies system settings to help enhance user privacy. The program makes recommendations on available changes that are useful or rarely interfere with standard operations. You can disable tracking, personalized advertisements, and a variety of system data sharing.

Category:
Runs on:Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights required for some functions
License: Freeware
How to extract: Save the OOSU10.exe file to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: WPD
What's new? https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10/update
Latest comments
FireRabbit on 2021-03-25 16:50

The very first thing I do on a windows 10 computer is run this, than WPD, and then finally WinAero Tweaker.

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Homedale v1.95 New

__philippe on 25 Mar 2021
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Mar 2021
  • 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
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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WordWeb Free v9.1 Updated

Ennovy on 24 Mar 2021
  • 41MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Mar 2021
  • Suggested by motormaroon

WordWeb is a one-click English thesaurus and dictionary that can look up words in almost any program. It works off-line, but can also look up words in web references such as the Wikipedia. It includes full dictionary and thesaurus for the various English variants including American, British, Canadian, Australian, Indian and global.

A pro version available with additional features.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Greenware - free if you only take one return flight in any 12 month period
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. Enter a destination folder of your choice
  3. Click on the Advanced options... button, and ensure the Install as portable app check box is selected
  4. The program will automatically launch but in the future, run wweb32.exe

Optionally, delete uninst.exe and launch
Similar/alternative apps: TheSage
What's new? See: https://wordweb.info/users.html
Latest comments
Happy.Camper2 on 2018-05-14 21:06

Hi to all of you who use WordWeb-
I've read the license 3 times now & I still don't get it. If you get it, please explain it to me & after you do, I'll probably be saying DUH to myself.
Link to the license if anyone wants to read it....
https://wordweb.info/free/licence5.html

I've read all of the above comments & I still don't get a clue.

I'm in hopes that one of you can explain it to me.

Thanks in advance.

Mixture on 2018-05-16 09:53

@Happy.Camper2
The license clearly says that if you fly aboard a commercial jet aircraft more than TWICE in a 12 month time period, you are not being 'green'. This company believes in environmentalism, and hates normal people like you and I who drive cars, flies aboard aircraft, and use gas-powered lawn mowers. That's why I don't use this weird software and use The Sage instead.

Happy.Camper2 on 2018-05-16 14:40

Hi Mixture-
[1]I've never flown on a jet or any other in the sky vehicles
[2]I don't have a car since a few years ago
[3]I don't have any gas-powered gizmos

Maybe I'm just 'green' enough to use WordWeb if need be.
I also keep The Sage on hand if I need it.

Thank you for explaining that strange license to me and the way
its written up does seem kinda weird to me.

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Revo Uninstaller Free v2.2.5 Updated

Ennovy on 24 Mar 2021
  • 33MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Mar 2021
  • 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
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?
  • Improved – Scanning algorithms for leftovers and uninstall of MSI-based programs
  • Fixed minor bugs
  • Added new language files – Thai, Gujarati and updated language files
Latest comments
Midas on 2016-08-06 12:08

@ahaider7: moreover, why not? Didn't you get what you needed?

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

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Notepad++ v7.9.5 Updated

Special on 22 Mar 2021
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Mar 2021
  • 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
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
xor on 2020-01-30 12:44

Still missing Emmet 64-bit since long ago and forever

rbon on 2020-04-21 15:32

Notepad++ 7.8.6 has been released.
- web site for download (32/64 bit installer/portable/minimalist) and changelog: https://notepad-plus-plus.org/downloads/v7.8.6/

Special on 2020-04-21 16:28

Relax, it's been only a few hours.

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Pixopedia XE v2020.07 Private

Andrew Lee on 22 Mar 2021
  • 150MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Jul 2020
  • Suggested by TalkOrBell

Pixopedia XE (Extended Edition) is a portable image editor with a powerful and configurable brush engine. Its auto-brushing tool allows for the emulation of various photographic painting styles. Advanced image filters and processing is also supported through IPP, OpenCV and even neural network style transfer via its integrated Lua scripting engine.

Pixopedia XE is not for the faint-of-heart and has a steep learning curve. However, it is very powerful and should be very rewarding for those who take the time to master it.

Category:
Runs on:WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: GDIPLUS.DLL
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PixopediaXE64.

CrystalDiskInfo v8.12.0 Updated

Special on 21 Mar 2021
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Feb 2021
  • Suggested by guinness

CrystalDiskInfo monitors disk health status and temperature, monitoring/graphing of S.M.A.R.T. diagnostic information. The program also tells you how many times the hard disk has been turned on and how many hours.

Functional with magnetic and solid state disks.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Internet Explorer 8+
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0+/4.0+ (only for Alert Mail)
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT License
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete License folder, DiskInfoA32.exe, DiskInfoA64.exe, gadget folder and unnecessary language files (inside CdiResource directory)
  3. Optionally, delete opus folder, unnecessary themes, AlertMail.exe and AlertMail4.exe
  4. Launch DiskInfo32.exe or DiskInfo64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: PassMark DiskCheckup, HDDScan
What's new? See for Changelog: https://crystalmark.info/en/software/crystaldiskinfo/crystaldiskinfo-history/
Latest comments
rodger123 on 2012-09-22 17:41

Woked fine on my USB storage drive-Hallers version at portable apps better,cleans up itself,slick program.

SYSTEM on 2012-09-26 14:31

@rodger123: This "worse" version only leaves files in Internet Explorer's cache. IMHO, the overhead caused by PortableApps.com Launcher is not worth it.

Special on 2020-12-15 23:43

Might be worth staying on the previous release if you have a Samsung SSD like the very popular EVO. Why wouldn't you want to have the health the % available???

8.9.0 [2020/12/15]
Deleted Samsung SATA SSD Life report

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PDFArranger v1.7.1 Updated

webfork on 21 Mar 2021
  • 81MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Mar 2021
  • Suggested by Midas

PDFArranger is an editor program to merge, split, rotate, crop, rearrange, duplicate and interleave pages. The program supports drag-and-drop insert of other PDF files, auto-crop whitespace, rotation of individual or any combination of pages, scale size (e.g. tabloid to letter size), and more.

The program can export components of the PDF to separate files or import standard images into a PDF document.

Cross-platform with clients available for Linux.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? No. Writes minor window settings (size and maximized status) to appdata\roaming\pdfarranger\config.ini
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPLv3
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch pdfarranger.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PDF XChange Editor, PDFtkbuilder

AM-DeadLink v5.0 Updated

Midas on 21 Mar 2021
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Mar 2021
  • Suggested by xephyr69

AM-DeadLink is a tool to detect dead links from URLs listed in a variety of files formats including HTML, tab and comma-separated files (CSV), and Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Vivaldi bookmarks/favorites.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. Choose to install as a portable application in a folder of your choice
  3. Launch deadlink.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Xenu Link Sleuth
What's new?
  • Text documents supported
  • Microsoft Edge supported
  • Brave browser supported
  • Opera browser supported
  • Double clicking a bookmark will automatically open the URL in the selected browser. That means, Chrome bookmarks will automatically open in Chrome, Edge bookmarks will open automatically in Edge, etc.
  • Check HTML documents: Check for missing CSS/Javascript/Image files
  • New option: Show warning if URL redirects from HTTP to HTTPS
  • High DPI support
  • Internal browser (which was based on Internet Explorer) removed. Double clicking a bookmark will open the bookmark in the related browser.
  • Many smaller changes and improvements
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-04-08 17:26

@Ennovy
A bad piece of news. Even more- the AM-DeadLink history page has been removed and cannot be viewed only in Archive.Org- https://web.archive.org/web/20150316124157/http://aignes.com/deadlink_history.htm

Ennovy on 2015-04-08 18:01

@smaragdus
No idea what other changes have been made in version 4.7. The help file also doesn't include a what's new section.

smaragdus on 2016-05-28 15:09

@Checker
Please see my comment:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=81363#p81363

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Portable Start Menu v3.7 Updated

Ennovy on 17 Mar 2021
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Mar 2021
  • Suggested by USB_Kx

Portable Start Menu is a program launcher that allows you to organize your programs via a simple menu system and launch them through a tray icon. If you are running from an USB memory stick, Portable Start Menu can be configured to automatically close all launched applications when it terminates.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. The application is in the {app} folder
  3. Launch psmenu.exe
Similar/alternative apps: ASuite, PStart, SyMenu
What's new?
  • Smaller fixes and improvements
Latest comments
starshakur on 2017-04-06 16:56

psmstart.exe may be essential to launch 64-bit applications (psmenu.exe doesn't start with either missing), but that doesn't change the fact that psmenu.exe is a 32-bit application.

hamasaki on 2020-10-21 21:18

Download links go to the wrong page.

hamasaki on 2020-10-21 21:31

Also, on extraction, there is no {app} folder. Files are in the root.

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1by1 v1.98 Updated

Ennovy on 17 Mar 2021
  • 210KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Mar 2021
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

1by1 is a lightweight and low-resource usage audio player that plays directories or whole drives, with optional playlist/favorites support. The program remembers last track and position, supports gapless playback or crossfading between tracks, audio enhancer and Winamp 2.x input plugin support. Manage your collection from within the program including folder compare, delete, rename while playing, move and more.

Supports most popular formats including MP3, OGG, MP4, CDs and more.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
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 self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete License.txt
  3. Launch 1by1.exe
Similar/alternative apps: foobar2000
What's new?
  • Nicer config window style
  • Reading BASS tag titles (FLAC, MP4, OGG)
  • Notes for Info column option
  • Multiband presets added
  • Fade in on resume
  • Fast play improved
  • Some more improvements
Latest comments
spicydog on 2016-02-11 06:47

This is an AWESOME player!!!

No other player needed on my system ;)

freakazoid on 2020-08-30 19:58

v1.97 just happens to be a download size of 197kb :)

freakazoid on 2021-03-17 16:37

To reply to my previous comment, v1.98 just so happens to have a download size of 198kb :)

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Crow Translate v2.7.1 New

Andrew Lee on 9 Mar 2021
  • 74MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Feb 2021
  • Suggested by Midas

Crow Translate is a simple and lightweight translator that allows to translate and speak text using Google, Yandex and Bing. Functions can be triggered via global shortcut keys. OCR and speech synthesis are also supported.

Note that only the 64-bit version is available.

Category:
Runs on:Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the 7Zip package and extract to a folder of your choice. Create an empty file called settings.ini. Launch crow.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: QTranslate

Iconize v2.0.0.5 New

Andrew Lee on 7 Mar 2021
  • 181KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 May 2008
  • Suggested by Replika

Iconize resides in the system tray, allowing you to hide any application also in the system tray as an icon via its right-click menu. In the event that Explorer crashes and the taskbar is closed (and the system tray with it), Iconizer will rebuild all your icons when Explorer restarts. In addition, the program includes application minimize, maximize, restore, or close all at once.

NOTE: Official and many mirror sites are offline, so a local mirror is provided for download. Thanks to nolajovol for providing a copy of the last 2.0.0.5 version.

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Launch Iconize.exe
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2019-07-23 11:31

Looks like you don't need to extract anything? Looks to be natively portable?

webfork on 2019-07-25 09:25

@hamasaki - good catch, instructions updated

Mixture on 2019-07-27 12:48

I tried both 'Cliquez' links. Both return a 404 error message in a popup window. Must mean version 2.0.05 is gone.

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ComicsViewer v3.22 Updated

Andrew Lee on 4 Mar 2021
  • 14MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Feb 2021
  • Suggested by Widya Santoso

ComicsViewer is an image viewer specially tailored to viewing scanned comics. The program can modify colors, contrast, and other elements on the fly and will rotates your view of images with your screen in portrait orientation. It has an available slide show,

The program can view most common graphics formats including Jpeg2000 and allows export to JPEG, BMP, and PNG. It is also able to directly display images stored in ZIP and RAR files (even with password protection).

Category:
Runs on:WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete ComicsViewer.dll and ComicsViewer_x64.dll
  3. Launch ComicsViewer.exe
Latest comments
billon on 2016-09-14 20:45

New home page(?) - http://www.cnblogs.com/stronghorse/ and i can't find anything in there

Realist on 2016-10-07 09:34

Has nobody tried RoboReader.
Please give it a try.

juverax on 2020-09-04 15:44

The link to the file on Softpedia is old.
There is a more recent version: 3.20
Direct download link: http://download2270.mediafire.com/gfy12zjswhcg/mkpr0ds0zsc7u6j/ComicsViewer_eng.zip

This link was found thanks to a post by user TAIMAT https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&amp;u=43221 ) ( https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=97726#p97726 )

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VideoCacheView v3.06 Updated

Special on 1 Mar 2021
  • 148KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Mar 2021
  • Suggested by JohnW

VideoCacheView automatically scans the entire cache of Internet Explorer/Microsoft Edge, Mozilla-based Web browsers, Opera, Chrome-based Web browsers and finds all cached media files. It allows you to easily copy the cached audio and video files into another folder for playing/watching them in the future. For video, if you have a player that is configured to play FLV files, it also allows you to play the video directly from your browser's cache.

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 VideoCacheView.exe.
What's new?
  • Updated to work properly with the new cache partitioning of Chrome. (In previous versions, URL was displayed with _dk_ prefix).
Latest comments
webfork on 2012-08-24 01:16

juvera: there's a version with install/uninstall support but the other one should be portable... should we retest?

Ascend4nt on 2014-04-15 10:25

Its worth noting that this also finds and allows extraction of Audio files (since version 1.40). Very nice

webfork on 2014-04-30 01:48

Thanks Ascend4nt, updated description.

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Ditto v3.24.184.0 Updated

Andrew Lee on 28 Feb 2021
  • 37MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Oct 2020
  • Suggested by tmaibaum

Ditto is a feature-rich, customizable extension to the standard copy-paste mechanism. The program saves each copied item to a dynamic list, allowing access to anything copied or cut. You can save any type of information that can be put on the standard Windows clipboard and preview in before pasting.

Additionally, the program can communicate with other computers over a network to keep clipboards in sync.

Alternatively, Ditto Portable is also available in the PortableApps format.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Ditto.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: ArsClip, CLCL, Clibor, Clipdiary
Latest comments
RainrooM on 2017-02-05 10:21

under Option - Quick paste. There you can change to another theme which comes with the program.
However to create your own looks/theme, you can go to the folder Ditto\Themes\ You'll find some xml files. Each of them is 1 theme. In there you can change the value and select which colars. You'll need to play a bit around till it looks they way you want it to be. Give it a new xml name and then in the Ditto program select this one as Theme as described above.

smaragdus on 2017-02-05 17:32

@RainrooM
Thank you again for the detailed information you provided! Somehow I failed to notice "Theme" menu in "Quick Paste".
Do you know whether the old themes packed with Ditto version 3.21.50.0 are compatible with Ditto version 3.21.134.0?

Prompt24 on 2018-12-25 13:26

The best one ever!!! Thanks a lot

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NexusFont v2.7.0 Updated

Midas on 25 Feb 2021
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Feb 2021
  • Suggested by Barrette

NexusFont Viewer is a font viewer and manager. You can view all installed fonts, check font details, activate/deactivate fonts, export a font as bitmap, and more.

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 version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch nexusfont.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files
Similar/alternative apps: FontViewOK
What's new?
  • Fixed: installed fonts for current user wasn't listed
  • 64bit version beta
Latest comments
xor on 2015-04-28 20:50

Likewise it's great to be here :)

smaragdus on 2015-11-08 20:48

I have downloaded the latest version(2.6.2.1870) yet NexusFont finds some ghost update.

Provy on 2017-03-13 15:15

Thanks for the .ini tip, Christian. Otherwise, the program does "call home" looking for updates.

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SQLiteSpy v1.9.15 Updated

Midas on 19 Feb 2021
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Feb 2020
  • Suggested by MarcoNovaro

SQLiteSpy is a fast and compact database manager for SQLite. It reads SQLite 3 files and executes SQL against them with a graphical user interface that makes it very easy to explore, analyze and manipulate those databases.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / 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 ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SQLiteSpy.exe.
What's new? Full changelog at https://yunqa.de/delphi/products/sqlitespy/history.
Latest comments
bro on 2012-01-26 19:32

@ReDeX I've tried SQLite Administrator for a few minutes... It comes in a zip file with needed sqlite dlls and it has no settings except language so it could be used from a USB drive. But it's not stealth, it registers itself to open .sdb files and a few others. It also has no unicode support as I can see. I couldn't find out where he stores language option setting... In trying to find that out, I have only found out that it doesn't work at all on my second computer... Don't know why though, I have genuine xp sp3 on that computer...

bro on 2012-02-08 13:49

Sorry about the off topic again...
I found out where SQLite Administrator saves settings (in %APPDATA% by default), but it checks for sqliteadmin.ini in application directory first.

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ToDoList v8.0.17.0 Updated

Midas on 19 Feb 2021
  • 12MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Feb 2021
  • Suggested by leloo

ToDoList is a hierarchical task manager that allows you to repeatedly sub-divide your tasks into more manageable pieces, which makes it ideal for IT-related projects as well as more general activities. Each task can be given a wide variety of attributes including priority, risk, color, category and many more. Viewable in tree, list or calendar format and includes native XML support for custom reporting.

Created lists can be exported to a variety of formats including HTML, ICS (calendar), speadsheet and more. Supports remote todolists and encryption for security.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: "Check for update" requires administrator privileges.
Stealth: ? No. Registers some components in the registry:
HKCU\Software\Abstractspoon
License: The Eclipse Public License 1.0
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch ToDoList.exe
  3. Select Language
  4. If not already selected, choose Ini File for settings storage

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files at \todolist_exe\Resources\Translations
What's new? Version chagelogs posted at https://abstractspoon.com/phpBB/viewforum.php?f=5.
Latest comments
IanFromBarrie on 2017-01-27 22:48

Solved: the download on the portable freeware site does not include a file "todolist.exe.manifest" that is required to run on XP. If you have an existing earlier version of todolist, it will have a file "todolist.exe.xp.manifest". Dan the developer advises to rename that to "todolist.exe.manifest". Seems to work.

IanFromBarrie on 2017-01-27 22:54

The download contains the "todolist.exe.xp.manifest" file, and renaming that to "todolist.exe.manifest" works

TP109 on 2017-01-28 02:43

@IanFromBarrie

Thanks for that info. I was wondering why it wasn't working with XP. Renaming todolist.exe.xp.manifest to todolist.exe.manifest worked.

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PDFsam Basic v4.4.2 New

webfork on 24 Feb 2021
  • 73MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by robzuc

PDFsam Basic lets you split, merge, and extract pages, as well as rotate and mix PDF files. Input files can be merged completely or partially, and a page selection can be set in the form of comma-separated page intervals (eg. 1-10, 14, 25-), letting you specify what pages you want to merge.

Generated PDFs can include a table of contents at the start of the file. A list of clickable entries will let you easily navigate through the merged files.

Versions for Mac and Linux also available, as well as a commercial version with additional features.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch pdfsam.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PDFArranger

MicroSIP v3.20.5 Updated

Midas on 19 Feb 2021
  • 17MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Feb 2020
  • Suggested by Terrine

MicroSIP allows high quality VoIP calls via the open Session Initiation Protocol to other SIP-compatible phones or regular telephones. The program is easy to configure and light on system resources and supports video, instant messaging, secure connections (via client-to-client TLS encryption) and standards compatibility.

This SIP softphone is based on the Windows PJSIP stack. For regular phones, the program requires an account with a (non-free) SIP Provider.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MicroSIP.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PhonerLite
What's new? Full changelog at https://www.microsip.org/downloads.
Latest comments
AdrianK_IT on 2012-10-16 18:07

I can't get this software to work at all. Have reverted to PhonerLite, which has a clumsy interface but works OK. I like the neat gui for MicroSIP, but can't make outgoing calls at all, getting a 'connection timeout' message; and after answering an incoming call, can neither hear or be heard by caller.
Bizarre; use the same settings as for PhonerLite, and when MicroSIP is running, it registers with my VOIP provider (Sipgate) OK, but ... zilch!

CornHolio the Gringo on 2015-04-13 21:25

Always wanted to get this client to work as a P2P-client with encrypted communication, but so far I havent had any success.

DarkShadow on 2016-02-10 18:59

v3.11.0 (2016-02-09) released !

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AmoK CD-DVD Burning v2.1 Updated

Andrew Lee on 16 Feb 2021
  • 838KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Mar 2020
  • Suggested by aus1

AmoK CD-DVD Burning is an authoring tool that works with virtually all SCSI, IDE, EIDE, USB and Firewire CD or DVD writers. It supports on-the-fly recording, so there is no need for temporary disk space. It is also capable of creating an ISO file from an existing disk or burning an ISO image. By default, only data discs can be created. Additional plugins are necessary for creating audio CDs, video, etc.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download "No Setup" version and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AmoK_DVD_Burner.exe.
What's new? Given the long changelog, it is available from here:
http://www.amok.am/en/freeware/amok_cd-dvd_burning/history/
Latest comments
RegularPortableFreewareUser on 2009-10-24 16:23

Ooops, "PlayList Copy" is the culprit trojan file, but still should be careful with this site. The author should know about this and fix it, or have their softwares be avoided.

Harry on 2010-09-20 10:20

There is more good Amok free software:

http://www.amok.am/en/home/

I have used AmoK DVD Shrinker (also portable), which "shrinks DVDs up to one fifth of the original size without any noticeable quality reduction".
I used it to reduce a DL DVD to a 'normal' DVD.

aazard on 2020-11-09 00:49

A+++++, "Kneel before Zod" level power

Burns ALL types of CD, SVCD, DVD's (RL & DVD-RAM). If it can be erased it can erase it.
I'd gues its a small plug-in (and skilled coder) away from Blu-ray burning with how well made it is

Amok CD-DVD Burner & their 2 "best" other app: DVD Shrinker & MP3_ReEncoder.
Tiny, the features ppl really use/need.

This is to "Big name" Burning software what VirturalDub is to KdenLive OR Waveshop is to Ocenaudio.
Its not the "best available" but its the best at "BYTE FOR BYTE" WEIGHT

- Amok Burner is 970Kb
- Amok DVD Shrinker is 700kb
- Amok MP3 ReEncode is 1.6mb (THATS WITH x86 Lame "v3995o 32bit" added & it weighs in at 339kb).

3.2mb total! Imgburn is bigger than that
Thats 3.2mb for EVERYTHING, once UPX'ed, and like I said that INCLUDES lame for windows.

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fre:ac v1.1.4 Updated

Midas on 15 Feb 2021
  • 14MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Feb 2021
  • Suggested by Andrew Healey

fre:ac (pronounced "freak") is a feature-rich audio tool set featuring audio encoding and conversion, CD ripper, playlist and metadata editor. The program supports most popular audio formats such as MP3, M4A, WMA, OGG and FLAC, as well as support for a long list of additional converters such as Quicktime and Shorten. For CDs, the program supports reliable conversion (CD Paranoia), online databases (CDDB/GNUdb) and CDText, automatically writing song information metadata. The program is optimized for multi-core systems, making conversions as fast as possible.

Cross-platform (Mac, Linux, FreeBSD). Available in many world languages. Alternatively, fre:ac Portable automatically adjusts paths.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch 'freac.exe'. Optionally, delete unnecessary language and manual files, and 'translator.exe'.
Similar/alternative apps: CUETools, LameXP
What's new? Full changelog at https://github.com/enzo1982/freac/releases.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2014-07-28 15:22

fre:ac 1.0.22 is out- http://sourceforge.net/projects/bonkenc/files/

Checker on 2014-07-28 16:10

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

smaragdus on 2016-12-05 14:51

I prefer freac snapshots to freac stable because the snapshots support more encoders (including the best one- OptimFROG, Monkey's Audio, WavPack, etc).

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MJ Registry Watcher v1.2.8.7 Updated

Andrew Lee on 14 Feb 2021
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by AlephX

MJ Registry Watcher is a system tray program that monitors and alerts you to changes to any registry keys files or folders. The default set of keys and files should ensure that nothing gets run at startup without your knowledge and important boot up files don't get changed behind your back, but you can configure it to suit your own needs. The program can also keep a full history of alerts in a log file.

Category:
Runs on:WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch RegWatcher.exe.
Latest comments
Kerfeu on 2011-03-18 16:44

I cannot download MJ Registry Watcher 1.2.7.2. Avast blocks it saying that it's a malware... arwwdwin.exe in the zip seems to be the culprit.
Any idea about this problem?

dany on 2011-06-26 20:10

arwwdwin.exe is a watchdog program that makes sure that RegWatcher can't be terminated by malicious software without you knowing it. It's not harmful in this case, but these kind of programs do often trigger false positives. That's a good thing, but it's up to you to decide if the program is legit or not.
You can always check out the RegWatcher forums or scan the file at http://virusscan.jotti.org/ if you're not sure.
Version 1.2.7.3 is completely clean on jotti.org

bzl333 on 2014-10-30 17:04

why doesn't the author put all the .wav files in a subfolder?

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HxD v2.5.0.0 Updated

Midas on 13 Feb 2021
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Feb 2021
  • Suggested by nullx42

HxD is a carefully designed and fast hex editor including raw disk editing, modifying foreign RAM and handling files of any size. The program includes search/replace (ASCII | Unicode), export, checksum/digests, insertion of byte patterns, file shredder, concatenation or splitting of files, statistics and more.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable" installer inside the ZIP package, extract it and execute. Launch HxD32.exe or HxD64.exe.
What's new? Full changelog at https://mh-nexus.de/en/hxd/changelog.php
Latest comments
Special on 2018-07-17 21:51

v2.0.0.0 is now out in stable, after almost 10 long years, and it's still the best Hex editor!

__philippe on 2018-07-18 09:54

Seconding Special's praise for HxD 2.0

HxD was remarkably useful yet in its former v1.1.7 incarnation.
Ten years on, the v2.0 release, resurrected from limbo, Phoenix-like,
offers an amazing list of new features and enhancements, such as:

• New Data Inspector
• New Unicode support
• Enhanced Search window
• …

https://mh-nexus.de/en/hxd/changelog.php

Recommended.

pacofdez on 2019-01-17 17:14

The solution to [Scrolling on Windows 10 tablet problem] is appreciated.
https://forum.mh-nexus.de/viewtopic.php?f=3&amp;t=929

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WikiTaxi v1.3.0

Midas on 11 Feb 2021
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jun 2010
  • Suggested by WikiManiac

WikiTaxi enables you to read, search, and browse Wikipedia offline. No Internet connection is needed, all pages are stored in a WikiTaxi database. WikiTaxi uses compression to make sure that the database stays as small as possible. You can save multiple Wikis to disk and use all of them with WikiTaxi.

WikiTaxi is multilingual and supports different languages like English, German, Turkish, and others. It also works well with the Wiktionary and WikiQuote.

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 ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WikiTaxi_Importer.exe to import a Wiki dump and create a local WikiTaxi database. Launch WikiTaxi.exe to run the database viewer.
What's new? Full changelog at https://yunqa.de/delphi/apps/wikitaxi/history.
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Midas on 2021-02-10 09:24

Please note that a 'WikiTaxi Importer v1.3.1', meant to solve certain duplication issues, exists and is downloable from the webpage.

hamasaki on 2021-02-10 20:56

DL link says "You've followed a link to a topic that doesn't exist yet"

Midas on 2021-02-11 07:28

Thanks hamasaki. Fixed.

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Zim v0.73.5

Andrew Lee on 7 Feb 2021
  • 67MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by smaragdus

Zim is desktop Wiki system that lets you maintain a collection of wiki pages. Each page can contain links to other pages, simple formatting and images. Pages are stored in a folder structure, like in an outliner, and can have attachments. Creating a new page is as easy as linking to a nonexistent page. All data is stored in plain text files with wiki formatting. Various plugins provide additional functionality, like a task list manager, an equation editor, a tray icon, and support for version control.

Zim can be used to:

  • Keep an archive of notes
  • Keep a daily or weekly journal
  • Take notes during meetings or lectures
  • Organize task lists
  • Draft blog entries and emails
  • Do brainstorming
Currently, Zim is only supported on 64-bit version of Windows 10. 32-bit Windows is not supported.

Category:
Runs on:Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the installer and run. You will be given the option to install a portable version to a folder of your choice. Also, make sure to deselect ".zim file association" and "Create registry keys and uninstaller" as these are enabled by default.

After installation, do not select run. Instead, go to the destination folder and edit environ.ini:

[Environment]
HOME=./
TEMP=./tmp
XDG_CONFIG_HOME=./config
XDG_CONFIG_DIRS=
XDG_DATA_HOME=./data
XDG_DATA_DIRS=
XDG_CACHE_HOME=./cache

Basically, the default values are relative paths "../" that points to the outer directory and we want to point them to the base directory.

Finally, launch zim.exe.

HardDriveIndicator v1.4

Andrew Lee on 6 Feb 2021
  • 264KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Jan 2012
  • Suggested by Justin Katz

HardDriveIndicator sits in the system tray and shows the input/output load of your local physical disks by displaying a five-bar indicator for both read and write operations. It supports auto-calibration to ensure that the output values are relative to the disk usage for that session.

Site no longer lists affiliation with this program, linking to Softpedia (thanks emka).

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: None
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the EXE file to any folder of your choice. Launch the program by double-clicking on hdi.exe.
Latest comments
Webfork on 2009-02-07 11:06

Efficient but not effecitve. Far more resource-friendly than the similarly-named "Hard Disk Indicator" (http://portablefreeware.com/?id=230) but not as usable. Red indicators and movement on the taskbar are distracting and thus make this only useful for diagnostics and not everyday use. Also, the scales provided are based on the previous minute of activity, not on actual hard drive speeds. Annoying.

Emka on 2013-12-19 13:37

links broken

webfork on 2015-02-15 22:04

Emka: updated, thanks

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OpenMPT v1.29.07.00 New

Andrew Lee on 14 Apr 2021
  • 17MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by webfork

OpenMPT (Open ModPlug Tracker) lets you to create and play back music on your computer. The program supports up to 127 tracks/channels, VST plugins/instruments, and has ASIO support.

Functional on Linux via WINE.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch mptrack.ini.
What's new? See: https://openmpt.org/release_notes/

Password Safe v3.55

SYSTEM on 3 Feb 2021
  • 32MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by Michael

Password Safe is a database for encrypting sensitive information. Once opened with a master password, you can copy a password and paste it directly into your application. Alternatively, Password Safe supports "Auto Type" that enters the username and password into the target application by simulating keystrokes.

The database is encrypted using the Twofish encryption algorithm. A Linux version (currently in Beta) is also available from the website.

Alternatively, X-Password Safe and Password Safe Portable are stealth.

Category:
Runs on:WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Creates a folder in %LocalAppData% and %UserProfile%\My Documents.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Artistic License 2.0
How to extract:
  1. Download the "bin" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch pwsafe.exe, click "New" to create a password database, and save the file
  3. Close the program and move pwsafe.cfg from C:\Users\USER\AppData\Local\PasswordSafe into the program folder
  4. Launch pwsafe.exe

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: KeePass, Password Gorilla, Yadabyte Passwords
What's new? New features in 3.55
  • Replace the tabs in Manage->Options dialog with a more modern interface.
  • SF892 Added tooltip to copy password button in Add/Edit and Password Policy windows.
  • SF525 Removed limitation on encrypting/decrypting files larger than 2GB.
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2016-01-21 08:39

Mixture, sorry for the late reply. Thanks. :)

outatime on 2016-03-05 17:24

fyi new website
"PasswordSafe's official website is now at https://pwsafe.org/ "

IanFromBarrie on 2017-04-01 03:52

This version does not run on XP. The last version that did is 3.38.02, which can be accessed from sourceforge through the download page on the pwsafe.org site. There was some suggestion last year that 3.40 might be fixed to run on XP, but not so far, it seems

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μStart v1.6.0

Midas on 3 Feb 2021
  • 147KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by Replika

uStart is a lightweight, minimalistic program launcher with a small program size and limited features (no drag and drop) but a very small program size.

Note: Although the homepage is in German, the program GUI is in English.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Win10
Writes settings to: 'uStart.prefs' in application Folder
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch uStart.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PStart, Portable Start Menu
What's new? *Updated for Purebasic v5.60
+Added some menuicons
+Icons are now displayed in the tray menu (same as shown in windows explorer)
!Hopefully, automatic closing of started applications works now correctly
*Configuratin menu now centered in screen
!minor bugfixes
*minor changes in wording
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PSquid on 2010-10-20 10:03

@a: "Most content of this web site is or will be in english language."
No need to use Google translate or anything like that.

Midas on 2012-11-13 14:34

Lean and mean x32 tray menu launcher, let down only by the lack of further development (seemingly ended in 2010) and drag'n'drop support -- uStart is a single 78 KB executable, and IMHO it's on par with PStart. Recommended.

bitcoin on 2021-02-02 19:30

now at version 1.6 - released 2017 August 2nd

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Speedy Painter V3.6.6

webfork on 2 Feb 2021
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Dec 2020
  • Suggested by lautrepay

Speedy Painter is an OpenGL-based paint software that features layers, a rich brush engine with size and opacity of strokes determined by pen pressure, and selection mask. The program includes a reference view to assist in creating a painting based on a reference image and an available replay of paint process that can be exported to video.

NOTE: requires a graphics card that supports OpenGL 3.0, which is widely supported in hardware newer than 2015.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch the shortcut Launch SpeedyPainter.
Similar/alternative apps: Artweaver Free

Pixia v6.50r

billon on 27 Jan 2021
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Pixia is a powerful raster graphics editor with a unique user interface. It includes various photo filters, brushes, layers, text and broad file format support. Note that the program has a fairly unique interface so, when learning Pixia, it's easier to discard everything you know about other editors like Photoshop or Paintshop and start from scratch with the tutorials and help files.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and install to the default folder
  2. Optionally, download and install help files and additional filters
  3. Copy all files to a folder of your choice
  4. Uninstall the program
  5. Launch pixia.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Artweaver Free
What's new? See:
https://www.ne.jp/asahi/mighty/knight/history.html
Latest comments
webfork on 2013-02-10 20:55

Checker: a portable version of Paint.net is available, but untested and not something I would use: http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=61988#p61988

Fixitman on 2013-11-01 23:15

Webfork is correct, there is a portable version. Worked fine for me on XP. I also like the knockoff of it called Pinta available for Linux. It's not full-featured yet, but it certainly works.
Off-topicP If you really want portable, put your favorite version of Linux including whatever programs you want on a USB stick and you've got an entire portable OS!

AndTheWolf on 2013-11-13 17:48

Download link still pointing to Pixia 6.00G rather than to 6.00H and gets a "not found" error.

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WinSCP v5.17.10

billon on 26 Jan 2021

WinSCP is a feature-rich tabbed file transfer client with a variety of views including single-window, dual-pane and tree view interfaces. The program supports standard FTP as well as secure connections using WebDav, S3, SSH, SSL/TLS and legacy SCP. The program can search, perform directory synchronization between local and remote, change properties, and edit text/binary files.

Includes support for scripting, task automation, various authentication tools, proxy, SSH tunnels and IPv6.

Alternatively, WinSCP Portable is multilingual and supports PuTTY Portable. X-WinSCP, packaged in winPenPack's format, is also available.

Category:
Runs on:WinAll / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create winscp.ini with the following content:

    [Configuration\Interface]
    RandomSeedFile=.\winscp.rnd
    DDTemporaryDirectory=.\

  3. Launch WinSCP.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Bitvise SSH Client
What's new? See:
https://winscp.net/eng/docs/history
Latest comments
Checker on 2014-02-28 16:03

@ bamanzi: Thanks ... and updated ;)

smaragdus on 2014-08-21 13:26

WinSCP 5.5.5 (5.5.5 Build 4605) has been just released.

webfork on 2017-10-12 21:03

I've been a huge FileZilla fan since it came out back in 2001, but got a chance to test it today and WinSCP is amazing. I was able to resolve an issue with WebDAV via that program that no other program seemed capable of.

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MAME v0.228

billon on 26 Jan 2021
  • 531MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

MAME (Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator) is a hardware emulator that enables you to play many ancient, long-lost mostly arcade games and even some newer ones.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch mame64.exe.

Note: This is just the emulator. You need ROMs which are the actual games to play. You can find a few on MAME's homepage, but you'll need to search online for game ROMs. Put game files in the "roms" directory of MAME, then launch MAME.
What's new? See:
https://www.mamedev.org/
Latest comments
a on 2011-02-01 02:16

latest version is 0.141

Wolfghost on 2011-02-01 18:10

>a Updated ;)

bitcoin on 2019-03-28 17:47

brings back good memories - Space Invaders, Donkey Kong, etc

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DiskGenius Free v5.4.1.1178

billon on 26 Jan 2021
  • 53MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by gbrao

DiskGenius is full-featured partition manager, which is designed to optimize disk usage for Windows users. It allows you to resize, extend, split, create, delete, format, hide, copy and erase partition to maximize disk space use.

DiskGenius is a complete disk & partition solution for Windows PCs that helps managing storage space for higher efficiency.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Unicode support: Yes
License: Liteware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DiskGenius.exe.
What's new? See:
https://diskgenius.com/version-history.php
Latest comments
gbrao on 2020-08-02 00:35

Also available lite, single file versions suitable for Windows PEs. These are only partition managers (no file recovery etc)

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System Scheduler Free v5.30

billon on 26 Jan 2021
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by Allen Smith

System Scheduler Free schedules unattended running of applications, batch files, scripts etc. Intended as a replacement for Windows' own scheduler, the program adds more flexibility and features including popup reminders for appointments, reminders, and events that can be set to run once or every minute, hour, day, week, month, or year.

The program also includes it's own scripting tools for mouse, keyboard and other operations. Additional features are available in it's "Pro" version described on the home page.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Last window location is written to Windows registry, while the scheduler database is written to the local directory.
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: No
License: Liteware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. The application is in the {app} folder
  3. Launch Scheduler.exe
What's new? See:
https://splinterware.com/info/news.html
Latest comments
Ganamyde on 2013-06-06 14:02

No unicode and RunWait support :/

MIKLO on 2018-03-26 15:52

Jeez now I guess I'm gonna have to try PowerPro lol
MIKLO

FireRabbit on 2021-01-26 13:42

Almost useful to me, but too many important features are locked under the pro version and $30 is too steep for what I'm doing with it.

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NetSetMan v5.0.4

billon on 25 Jan 2021
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by paciuli

NetSetMan is a network settings manager that helps you switch between 6 different, visually structured network profiles. This includes IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, preferred/alternate DNS server, computer name, workgroup, DNS domain, WINS server, default printer and run scripts.

Although intended for mobile users who need settings for home, office, wireless etc., this software can also be useful for advanced network configuration and diagnostics.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract:
  1. Download and run the installer
  2. Select "Extract files" during the installation process and select a folder of your choice
  3. Launch NetSetMan.exe
Similar/alternative apps: QuickSetDNS
What's new? See:
https://netsetman.com/en/txt/history
Latest comments
tpig on 2010-06-21 05:53

Oh, I forgot to mention that it come with installer, but it work on portable usb. Just extract IpSwitch.exe and run it. Program settings will be saved in data.ini in same location as IpSwitch.exe

ikke on 2010-08-03 00:02

@tpig:
Don't recommend outdated crap please.
Eusing's free IP Switcher refuses to work on anything better than Windows XP. So it's virtually useless.

AdrianK_IT on 2012-04-06 09:33

Please would someone edit the 'Synopsis' so it is less misleading. Apparently, this software is for ' ... mobile users ... at ... office ... ' yet is only 'free for personal use'!

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Stella v6.5.1

billon on 25 Jan 2021
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by Magibon

Stella is a multi-platform Atari 2600 VCS emulator, allowing you to play Atari 2600 games.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Stella.exe from inside the 32-bit or the 64-bit folder with the argument:
Stella.exe -baseinappdir
OR
Stella.exe -basedir configfolder (replace configfolder with a name of your choice).
What's new? See:
https://stella-emu.github.io/changelog.html

Hexplorer v2.6

webfork on 24 Jan 2021
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Jan 2006
  • Suggested by rbon

Hexplorer is an editor for viewing/editing files in hexadecimal format. Its unique feature is the ability to interpret and visualize binary data in various ways eg. view as BMP header or FAT32 boot sector. It comes with a built-in pixel viewer to show binaries as bitmaps. It also doubles up as a disk sector editor since it is able to access logical disks under WinNT/2K/XP.

NOTE: If the program starts up with a very small font, select View from the menu and choose Options - Font - Fixed Roman Large.

Category:
Runs on:WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete hexplorer_PAD.xml, uninstall.exe and website.url
  3. Launch hexplo.exe
Latest comments
a on 2007-04-09 17:01

thanks for the tip billybox, i've been looking forever trying to resize the text to a readable state..

Maximilian on 2007-04-30 21:12

Wow, this is not only the most visually appealing, but also the most useful hex editor I've ever tried!

I agree with BillyBob in that the default font (Fixed Roman) is way too small. It would have been better if the author set the default to "OEM Fixed Font" or something.

I also like Autumn, and look forward to more color schemes.

rgann on 2007-12-12 00:57

Yes, it has some unusual features, but it is not truely portable. After installing and playing with it for a while, I discovered that it stored the primary (font selection, colors, etc) in two files (hexplorer.dat and mclip.dat) in "%windir%\Application Data". I did not use all the features and tools so other files may be created.

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Balabolka v2.15.0.769

billon on 24 Jan 2021
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Balabolka is a feature-rich program to read text aloud from a variety of file types including DOC, RTF, PDF, ODT, FB2 and HTML. The program uses built-in Windows speech tools, but lets you fine tune voices, including rate and pitch, and a substitution list can also be applied to improve the quality of the voice's articulation. The program supports customized font and background color, skins, control reading from the system tray or by the global hotkeys.

The program can save to a variety of audio formats and quality levels, and can include synchronized text to external LRC files or in MP3 tags inside the audio files. When the audio file is played with players on a computer or on modern digital audio players, the text will be displayed synchronously (in the same way as lyrics for songs).

The program includes batch conversion tools from of a wide variety of document formats to audio or plain text and a file compare tool, file splitter and screen magnification window. Command-line functions also supported.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft Speech API (SAPI). This is included by default in Win2K and above.
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable Version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch balabolka.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language and help files.
Similar/alternative apps: DSpeech
What's new?
  • Updated the subtitle converter.
  • Fixed:
    • The text extracting for RAR files;
    • Small bugs.
  • Small improvements.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2014-08-31 01:36

Balabolka 2.10.0.573 released.

Checker on 2014-08-31 01:53

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

FireRabbit on 2020-03-29 22:26

After years of using to use Balabolka I officaly gave up and bought textaloud a couple days ago.

Balabolka has for years had a strange bug where the longer it runs in the background the longer the delay it takes when you hit the "read selected text" hotkey.

TextAloud doesn't have this issue and not having to restart Balabolka every hour feels like a massive weight has been lifted from my shoulders.

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