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Q-Dir v10.77 Updated

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

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

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

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Q-Dir.exe or Q-Dir_x64.exe (for64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: CubicExplorer
What's new? See: https://softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/Q-Dir/History
Latest comments
Mithril on 2016-03-27 20:53

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

penthe on 2016-12-30 15:28

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

starshakur on 2018-05-05 15:17

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

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

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RedNotebook v2.25 Updated

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

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

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

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

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

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

Uups, sorry.
Changed back to v1.5.0

smaragdus on 2017-06-11 06:08

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

ashghost on 2017-09-09 01:36

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

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

I have not tested it for portability.

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Inkscape Portable v1.2 Updated

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

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

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

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

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

The version currently packaged at portableapps.com is 1.1

webfork on 2021-05-28 22:17

@AndTheWolf: Updated, thanks

AndTheWolf on 2022-02-19 16:06

The version currently packaged at portableapps.com is 1.1.2

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PicPick v6.1.2 Updated

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

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

Alternatively, PicPick Portable is stealth and automatically adjusts paths.

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

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

Love this program, thanx!

dmocha on 2016-12-10 17:51

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

smaragdus on 2018-06-26 16:25

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

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ArsClip v5.34 Updated

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

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

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

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

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

hamasaki on 2013-07-29 12:41

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

xor on 2017-03-23 20:29

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

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Rainlendar Lite v2.18.0 Updated

Ennovy on 13 May 2022

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

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

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

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

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

Can someone confirm this?

hamasaki on 2020-02-28 00:31

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

peterburten on 2022-05-16 04:45

Would it work with Windows 7, 32 bits version ?

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GPU-Z v2.46.0 Updated

Andrew Lee on 13 May 2022
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 May 2022
  • Suggested by JohnW

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

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download GPU-Z.x.xx.x.exe to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a blank text file in the same folder and name it GPU-Z.ini
  3. Launch GPU-Z.x.xx.x.exe
Similar/alternative apps: CPU-Z
What's new? See: https://www.techpowerup.com/download/techpowerup-gpu-z/#history
Latest comments
abc on 2012-07-21 18:57

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

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

veyselcelik on 2013-09-13 21:53

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

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

@veyselcelik

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\TechPowerUP\Gpu-z

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Foxit Reader Portable v11.2.2 Updated

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

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

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

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

Functional in 64-bit.

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

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

MIKLO on 2017-12-24 16:02

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

juverax on 2018-10-06 08:28

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

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AutoHotkey v1.1.34.02 Updated

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

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

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

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

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

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

emmanuel d on 2021-06-02 05:56

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

Andrew Lee on 2021-06-02 07:35

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

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Notepad++ v8.4.1 Updated

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

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

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

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

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

Where is this "v8.1.9.3"?

PAFuser on 2022-01-19 09:26

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

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

@PAFuser

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

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Crow Translate v2.9.5 Updated

Midas on 12 May 2022
  • 74MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 May 2022
  • 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
Dependencies: At least msvcp140.dll and vcruntime140.dll (part of MS Visual C++ Redistributable)
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
What's new? See: https://github.com/crow-translate/crow-translate/releases
Latest comments
vmars316 on 2021-10-25 18:11

Hmm...
It is missing a bunch of ".dll"s .

Midas on 2021-10-26 06:00

@vmars: as noted in the official forum topic (see https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=102023#p102023), Crow Translate requires the latest MSVC runtimes to work.

dmocha on 2022-05-12 02:42

There were no changes for a long time, and three more appeared in a short time. There is already version 2.9.5

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FileTypesMan v1.96 Updated

Andrew Lee on 11 May 2022
  • 159KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 May 2022
  • Suggested by eprimetime

FileTypesMan is an alternative to the 'File Types' tab in the 'Folder Options' of Windows. It displays the list of all file extensions and types registered on your computer. For each file type, the following information is displayed: Type Name, Description, MIME Type, Perceived Type, Flags, Browser Flags and more. FileTypesMan also allows you to easily edit the properties and flags of each file type, as well as it allows you to add, edit and remove actions in a file type.

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 FileTypesMan.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Types
What's new?
  • Fixed the find dialog-box to work properly when you press the Del key.
Latest comments
Simon on 2009-03-04 21:33

I'm really surprised - it works even for replacing txt notepad by another application! Well done, it seems to be really useful!

Midas on 2009-04-22 07:25

Although it is extra useful, be extra careful with it or you might screw your system -- check, check, check, & recheck whatever you do.

Magibon on 2011-12-07 21:21

I stumbled upon this app. accidentally when trying to replace my system icon for .reg files. I used to use IconPhile, but it's process is hidden. Sometimes it's hard to undo.

With this.. im able to manually replace system icons. :)
And it's portable/stealth!

http://i44.tinypic.com/9uupt0.png

This nirsoft guy is a wiz.

Here's a nice review:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/12383/change-a-file-types-icon-in-windows-7/

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Clavier+ v11.2.1 Updated

Midas on 12 May 2022
  • 181KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Apr 2022
  • Suggested by rw14c

Clavier allows you to create global keyboard shortcuts for launching programs/websites, opening folders, inserting text strings etc. Shortcuts can be set using almost any key combination, including the Windows key. Useful for frequently used sites/programs as well as unique foreign-language characters (e.g. Æ, Ç etc.).

Clavier supports relative paths for maximum portability.

Category:
Runs on: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 Clavier.exe.
What's new? See https://gryder.org/software/clavier-plus/#relnotes
Latest comments
freakazoid on 2020-02-27 14:43

@MoisheP, I always like to point people to Executor. It does global hotkeys and is a keyword-based launcher as well!

MoisheP on 2020-05-25 21:01

v. 11.0 implements directly opening a Windows app (previously, "metro" app). Still a simple, efficient tool.

PAFuser on 2022-05-10 21:53

Version 11.2.1 Apr 10, 2022 https://github.com/guilryder/clavier-plus/releases/tag/release11.2.1

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ConfigureDefender v3.0.1.0 New

webfork on 10 May 2022
  • 12MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Oct 2021
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

ConfigureDefender is an interface for viewing and modifying various Windows Defender settings. Individual settings can be configured or you can select from one of three pre-defined protection levels: DEFAULT, HIGH, INTERACTIVE, and MAX. You can also block a variety of native Microsoft tools and reduce Defender resource usage on low-end systems.

Note that changing one of the protection levels requires a reboot in order to take effect.

Although you can make these changes yourself via the native group policy editor and Windows registry, this program collects them all in one place.

Category:
Runs on:Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ConfigureDefender.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Firewall App Blocker

RegScanner v2.70 Updated

Ennovy on 9 May 2022
  • 98KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 May 2022
  • Suggested by FlightGeek

RegScanner scans the Windows registry for values that match a specific search criteria and displays them in one single list for editing and viewing. No longer do you have to press F3 indefinitely to locate the right value. The list can also be exported into a .REG file that can be used in RegEdit.

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 RegScanner.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Subkey Depth' option (The default is Infinite).
Latest comments
patrickdrd on 2019-06-21 05:22

my mistake, I was referring to registryfinder

Midas on 2019-06-21 14:12

@patrickdrd: please delete the erroneous version info, then.

Special on 2020-06-04 16:53

This version (v2.50) doesn't acknowledge my regscanner.ini... Doesn't even create a new one either. Going back to the preview version works fine though.

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TagScanner v6.1.13 Updated

Ennovy on 7 May 2022
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 May 2022
  • Suggested by scamme

TagScanner is a multifunction program for organizing and managing your music collection. It can edit tags of most audio formats, rename files based on the tag information, generate tag information from filenames and perform any transformations of the text from tags and filenames. Album info available via online databases like gnudb, Discogs or MusicBrainz and includes a built-in audio player.

Supports ID3v1, ID3v2, Vorbis comments, APEv2, WindowsMedia and MP4 (iTunes) tags. Includes powerful TAG editor with batch functions and special features and a playlist maker with ability to export playlists to HTML, Excel or any user-defined format.

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

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new? See: https://www.xdlab.ru/en/history.htm
Latest comments
EL_DeLino on 2014-09-01 19:36

v5.1.652 is Online!

http://xdlab.ru/en/download.htm

Checker on 2014-09-01 21:32

@ EL_DeLino: Thanks ... and updated ;)

zorro on 2021-04-27 05:55

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

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Tablacus Explorer v22.5.4 Updated

Andrew Lee on 7 May 2022
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 May 2022
  • 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
What's new? See: https://github.com/tablacus/TablacusExplorer/releases
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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Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition v91.9.0 Updated

Ennovy on 6 May 2022
  • 438MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 May 2022
  • 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 / Win11
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/91.9.0/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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WordWeb Free v10.1 Updated

Ennovy on 5 May 2022
  • 41MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 May 2022
  • 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 / Win11
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
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.

Ennovy on 2021-10-31 16:47

Version 10 has been released, but at the moment version 9.1a is the latest freeware version

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Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition v100.0 Updated

Ennovy on 5 May 2022
  • 406MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 May 2022
  • 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 / Win11 / 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/100.0/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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calibre v5.42 Updated

webfork on 5 May 2022
  • 303MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 May 2022
  • Suggested by I am Baas

calibre is a feature-rich e-book library management application with a variety of useful functions including viewer, addendums, editor, online book and news search/download, 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 / Win11
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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foobar2000 v1.6.11 Updated

Ennovy on 4 May 2022
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 May 2022
  • 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 / Win11
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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DSpeech v1.74 Updated

Andrew Lee on 2 May 2022
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Apr 2022
  • Suggested by AlephX

DSpeech is a text-to-speech program with the option of saving the output to a variety of formats, great for reviewing text or creating audio books. The program uses Microsoft's included speech engine SAPI5 but also supports dynamically changing the features of the voices using tags e.g. insert pauses, emphasize specific words, spell them out etc.

The program can do simple audio/voice recordings to save to WAV, and include some basic dictation / voice control tools ("ASR" for Automatic Speech Recognition). Text can be imported from a variety of formats TXT, DOC, DOCX, RTF, HTML, XML and PDF and outputs to MP3, OGG, AAC, WMA, OPUS and AMR.

Category:
Runs on:WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft speech engine SAPI5
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DSpeech.exe.

WinNT/2K users: need to install the speech engine separately. You will find links to plugins, speech engines and voice sets on the program website.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language and manual files.
Similar/alternative apps: Balabolka
What's new? See: https://www.softpedia.com/progChangelog/DSpeech-Changelog-36935.html
Latest comments
AndTheWolf on 2017-02-22 20:48

Now at v1.63.0

Happy.Camper2 on 2017-06-10 17:28

DSpeech is now version 1.63.3 Released 2017 Mar 27 at Authors site.
http://dimio.altervista.org/eng/index.html

Download Link=>
http://dimio.altervista.org/stats/download.php?id=5

DSpeech is now available in .paf format over at portableapps.com - version 1.63.3 Released 2017 Jun 09
https://portableapps.com/apps/accessibility/dspeech-portable

Download Link=>
http://download3.portableapps.com/portableapps/dspeechportable/DSpeechPortable_1.63.3.paf.exe

Enjoy!

webfork on 2021-11-15 00:12

I've got to say that DSpeech has come a long way over the past few years. The last time I tested it the program felt like it was just a simple throwaway text reader with Microsoft voices front-end program. What I tested today had loads of features, usability, and a great interface. This contrasts a lot of other voice-to-text tools that I've been playing with, including LibreOffice and Firefox add-ons, which are fairly basic.

Very nice to see.

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KeePass Classic v1.40.1 Updated

Ennovy on 1 May 2022

KeePass is a password manager that helps you store and manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key or a key-disk. You need only remember one single master password to unlock the whole database, which is encrypted using AES and Twofish algorithms. The program includes a strong automatic password generator, expire dates, customized icons and categories etc.

Note that available plug-ins may not be portable.

Alternatively:

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch KeePass.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: KeePass Professional, Password Safe
What's new? See: https://keepass.info/news/news_all.html
Latest comments
CornHolio the Gringo on 2015-05-02 17:27

I recommend using KeePass v2 series, because of the flexibility it gives.

Mixture on 2016-03-11 16:17

Since KeePass upgraded to 2.32 and finally has the encryption algorithm plugin, SERPENT, I switched from portable Password Safe 3.38.01 to portable KeePass 2.32 with TwoFish, Serpent, GOST, and Salsa20 encryption algorithm plugins.

Midas on 2016-10-19 11:43

@Orca: TPFC is an entirely volunteer site; what you describe is the result of past policy that has since been changed. Feel free to submit a KeePass 2 entry. Or post in the forums calling attention from the moderator team.

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WinMerge Portable v2.16.20 Updated

Andrew Lee on 29 Apr 2022
  • 18MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Apr 2022
  • Suggested by Lupo73

WinMerge is a tabbed, visual 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, 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, Text Compare
What's new? See: https://winmerge.org/docs/releasenotes.php
Latest comments
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.

PapaiMark on 2022-04-29 19:41

I didn't find the main option:
-show only differences.

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MZCacheView v2.20 Updated

Andrew Lee on 28 Apr 2022
  • 181KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Apr 2022
  • 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?
  • Updated the time filter options, and now you can choose to view the cache files in the last xx seconds/minutes/hours.

LeoMoon HotKeyz V1.8.7 Updated

Andrew Lee on 28 Apr 2022
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Apr 2022
  • Suggested by hamasaki

LeoMoon HotKeyz is a lightweight system-wide hotkey manager that lets you assign global hotkeys to files, folders, programs, system actions, active windows, URLs, and text snippets. An unlimited number of system-wide hotkeys can be defined, and the program itself can be enabled/disabled with a hotkey (by default [Ctrl]+[Win]+[2]).

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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 LeoMoon HotKeyz.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Shortcut Keys, X-Hotkey-P
What's new?
  • Added “Turn Off Monitors And Lock” option under system actions

FastCopy v4.1.5 Updated

Andrew Lee on 27 Apr 2022
  • 705KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Apr 2022
  • Suggested by pplknownothin

FastCopy is a file copy and synchronization tool with a variety of available extras. It uses different strategies (multi-threading, buffering) to help ensure maximum device throughput, as well as optional verification to make sure data is transferred correctly. It does not use the system cache, so other processes do not get bogged down during the copy process and a speed setting is also available, including pause. It supports Unix-style include/exclude wildcards filters.

Alternatively, PortableApps.com packages the last open source version as FastCopy Portable.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download and launch the installer
  2. Select 'Extract only' (ether 'For x86' or 'For x64') during the process and extract to a folder of your choice
  3. Delete everything except FastCopy.exe and FastCopy.chm (in the doc folder)
  4. Launch FastCopy.exe
What's new? See: https://fastcopy.jp/help/fastcopy_eng.htm#history
Latest comments
tman on 2018-11-04 23:20

JudyGarland - What about that low level access in ver.3.54? Was it doing anything bad?

rb161 on 2019-06-13 13:01

Very handy for big copying jobs. It lets you carry on working without the transfer bogging down everything else.

JudyGarland on 2020-10-22 05:47

@tman version 3.6.3 works fine for me ;)

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CrystalDiskInfo v8.16.4 Updated

SYSTEM on 25 Apr 2022
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Apr 2022
  • 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, DiskInfoA64.exe 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?
  • Added the ability to attempt to send mail the old way if the new send mail feature does not work.
  • Fixed a bug that settings could not be saved if the model name/serial number contained “=”.
  • Updated language file (Traditional Chinese)
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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ClipAngel v2.03 Updated

Ennovy on 23 Apr 2022
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Apr 2022
  • 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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VLC v3.0.17.4 Updated

Ennovy on 21 Apr 2022
  • 121MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Mar 2022
  • 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 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Creates %APPDATA%\vlc.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the latest (64 or 32 bit) 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:
  1. https://www.videolan.org/vlc/releases/
  2. https://www.videolan.org/vlc/releases/3.0.17.html
Latest comments
mukhi on 2021-10-21 02:18

The latest ZIP or 7Z package does not seem to have a 64bit version (the name being vlc-3.0.16-win32). Moreover, you need to create the portable subfolder only in the same folder as vlc.exe.

lwc on 2021-11-05 04:05

Per the last comment (or rather comments), it's true VLC is infamous for never including the 64 bit in the regular download page.
I've therefore edited the entry to link to an official archive (more techy page) that always contains both the latest 64 and 32 bit versions (in both 7Z and regular ZIP).

PAFuser on 2022-03-07 20:48

Also available from PortableApps.com (32 bit). (64 bit can replace PortableApps 32 bit files.)

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ConEmu v22.04.18 Updated

Andrew Lee on 19 Apr 2022
  • 25MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Apr 2022
  • 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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Shutter Lite v4.5 Updated

Ennovy on 19 Apr 2022
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Mar 2022
  • Suggested by USB_Kx

Shutter is a customizable program that lets you perform a variety of actions when a user-specified event occurs. Events include timer countdown, a certain time trigger, low CPU usage, user inactivity, a low battery etc. The corresponding actions include shutdown, reboot, logoff, lock workstation, sleep, hibernate etc.

The program can play a custom sound and/or run a program of your choice, in addition to displaying a user-configurable message. A web interface is also available that permits remote execution of one of a list of actions.

Note: A pro version is available without the limitation of 5 presets, events and actions.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use/Liteware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Shutter.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new? See: https://www.den4b.com/news
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2013-09-05 17:50

Shutter version 3.3 is no longer FreeWare for non-commercial use, it is now CrippleWare- Shutter Lite.

freakazoid on 2014-04-24 17:07

Recently, I upgraded to Windows 8.1 Update 1 and had trouble waking up the computer from sleep.

I tried various solutions, but ended up turning off automatic sleep in Windows and using Shutter to Sleep after X amount of time is inactive. Now, I'm able to wake the com up. I understand this is a workaround, but this ended up working for me.

AndTheWolf on 2022-04-18 17:29

Now at version 4.5

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Artweaver Free v7.0.12 Updated

Ennovy on 17 Apr 2022
  • 41MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Apr 2022
  • Suggested by Island Boy

Artweaver is an image editor that tries to simulate natural brush tools eg. chalk, charcoal, pencils. It supports common image formats such as BMP, GIF, JPEG, PCX, TGA, TIFF, PNG and PSD, in addition to its own format (AWD). Image editing functions includes selection, gradient, crop, fill, transparency, layers, effects (sharpen, blur, emboss, mosaic etc.).

A pro version is also available with additional features.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Move the contents of {app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Create a text file Artweaver.ini in that folder with the content:

    [Settings]
    LangFilePath=Languages\Artweaver_en.lng

  4. Launch Artweaver.exe
What's new? See: https://www.artweaver.de/en/changelog
Latest comments
ishldgetoutmore on 2011-12-07 21:49

I used Universal Extractor to open the installer, then copied the {app} folder to my PortableApps directory on my USB drive. I renamed it to Artweaver and created the .ini file. Seems to run just fine! I guess the {embedded} directory contains license files and so forth; not necessary to run the program. Very nice!

dany on 2011-12-08 00:06

@foxcole: click the link in 'how to extract.', you need to replace bin/innounp.exe with the latest version, yours only supports versions up to 5.1.1. Innounp version 0.36 supports unpacking version 5.4.2 Inno Setup installers.
Worked for me.

Happy.Camper2 on 2017-03-10 19:34

Sadly, The Artweaver Team will shutdown on
06/01/2017.
Article at Artweaver blog=>
https://www.artweaver.de/en/blog/80

Take Care All,
Happy Camper2

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SUMo Portable V5.15.0 Updated

Andrew Lee on 17 Apr 2022
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Apr 2022
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

SUMo (Software Update Monitor) finds outdated tools on your machine and enables update discovery. This helps resolve software bugs as well as avoid security risks associated with unpatched programs. Supports Microsoft programs, beta software, and classes both minor and major updates.

A pro version is available that supports program auto-updates.

SUMo Portable is a PortableApps version of the program.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download and launch the self-extracting EXE. Launch SUMoPortable.exe.
What's new? See: https://www.kcsoftwares.com/bugs/changelog_page.php?project_id=11
Latest comments
kinki on 2021-06-28 15:01

offers updates for sale.
Absolute garbage

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1by1 v2.03 Updated

Ennovy on 16 Apr 2022
  • 224KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Apr 2022
  • 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: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch 1by1.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: foobar2000
What's new? See: https://mpesch3.de/1by1.html#dwn
Latest comments
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 :)

shuunen on 2021-11-16 13:16

version 2 is out, 199kb setup file, unzip & enjoy a great portable minimal player <3

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Money Manager Ex v1.5.14 Updated

Ennovy on 15 Apr 2022
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Apr 2022
  • Suggested by nunoleite

Money Manager Ex is a personal finance software that helps you to organize your finances and keeps track of where, when and how the money goes. It is also a great tool to get a bird's eye view of your financial worth.

Alternatively, Money Manager Ex Portable is stealth, portablizes the recently used files list and allows the last used file to automatically open.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Writes MRU directories as well as file type association etc. to the registry.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch mmex.exe.
What's new? See: https://github.com/moneymanagerex/moneymanagerex/releases
Latest comments
LucW on 2011-12-15 09:20

I like this program a lot. Unfortunately it has stopped working on my W7 32bit computer. This has happened befor but then I could get it to work again by running it under XP SP3 compatibility mode, but now nothing helps to get it to work again. This is precisely the kind of software ons does NOT want to stop working. All my data are in the database and I cannot reach it anymore.

Emka on 2012-01-25 15:53

One could add that there is a version by PortableApps that AFAIK handles the registry entries.

DarkShadow on 2016-02-15 17:39

v1.2.5 released !

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CPU-Z v2.01 Updated

Andrew Lee on 14 Apr 2022

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?
  • Glenfly Arise-GT10C0 GPU.
  • Intel Core i9-12900T, Core i5-12600T (35W).
  • Intel Atom x6427FE, x6425RE, x6425E, x6414RE, x6413E, x6212RE, x6211E, x6200FE (Elkhart Lake, FCBGA1493).
  • Intel Pentium J6425, N6415 (Elkhart Lake, FCBGA1493).
  • Intel Celeron J6413, N6211 (Elkhart Lake, FCBGA1493).
  • Preliminary support for Intel ARC 3/5/7 (DG2).
  • Preliminary support for Intel Raptor Lake (13th gen).
  • AMD Ryzen 7 5700X, Ryzen 5 5600/5500.
  • AMD Ryzen 3 5300GE, Ryzen 3 PRO 5350GE, Ryzen 5 PRO 5650GE, Ryzen 7 PRO 5750GE (Cezanne).
  • AMD Ryzen 9 6980HX, 6900HX, Ryzen 7 6800H, Ryzen 5 6600H (45W).
  • AMD Ryzen 9 6980HS, 6900HS, Ryzen 7 6800HS, Ryzen 5 6600HS (35W).
  • AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Ryzen 5 6600U (15-28W).
  • AMD Ryzen 7 5825U, Ryzen 5 5625U, Ryzen 3 5425U (15W).
  • AMD Rembrandt & Raphael APUs (RDNA2).
  • AMD Mendocino APU (Zen2 + RDNA2).
  • AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT GPU (NAVI22).
  • AMD RX 6800S, RX 6700S, RX 6650M, RX 6650M XT GPUs (NAVI23).
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti GPU (GA102-350, 450W).
  • Improved information accuracy when core isolation is enabled.
  • Improved validation process for high clock submissions (>6GHz).
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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PeaZip v8.6.0 Updated

webfork on 15 Apr 2022
  • 37MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Apr 2022
  • 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.

Note that tools setup through the Task Scheduler are not portable.

Cross platform with clients for Mac, Linux, and BSD, as well as 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.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11 / 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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UltraSearch Free v3.3 Updated

Andrew Lee on 12 Apr 2022
  • 55MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Apr 2022
  • 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. Commercial version available with more features.

Category:
Runs on:Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights (or launch with /NOADMIN argument)
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.
Similar/alternative apps: Everything
What's new? See: https://www.jam-software.com/ultrasearch_free/changes.shtml
Latest comments
webfork on 2021-05-28 22:35

I've been using this program daily for the past month and I'm really impressed. I do find that Everything does some fragmented searches better, but I'm slowly warming up to the program. I'll be easily pushed over if they add some kind of content index (for more immediate search results of file internals).

TP109 on 2021-11-18 17:07

Changes for Version 3.1.2

"... support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 ends with version 3.1.2. Subsequent versions will no longer support these operating systems."

https://www.jam-software.com/ultrasearch_free/changes.shtml

just_boss on 2022-02-16 03:24

The app crashes a lot

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Recuva v1.53.2078 Updated

Ennovy on 12 Apr 2022
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Apr 2022
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Recuva helps recover files that have been accidentally deleted from your computer. This includes files emptied from the Recycle bin as well as images and other files that have been deleted by user error from digital camera memory cards or MP3 players.

The program has a friendly "wizard"-style set up for finding documents by type (pictures, documents etc.) or an advanced mode to search manually through all deleted files.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract recuva.exe or recuva64.exe (for 64-bit OS), and optionally Lang directory to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a blank text file in the same folder, paste the following:

    #PORTABLE#

    and save it as portable.dat
  3. Launch recuva.exe or recuva64.exe

Don't forget to disable usage data sharing in 'Options' - 'Privacy'.
What's new? See: https://www.ccleaner.com/recuva/version-history?cc-noredirect=
Latest comments
shnbwmn on 2015-12-29 14:19

I had high hopes for this program, but alas, when I desperately needed it to work it failed me. The only program that managed to recover everything was EaseUS Data Recovery. None of the free stuff worked, or if it did recover anything it a) was corrupt, or b) couldn't recover the tree structure (after specifically ticking the option to do that). Not being able to recover the documents in their respective subdirectories also makes the program useless.

Ennovy on 2022-03-28 16:01

"This change introduces an additional control for basic product usage data reporting. This can be found in Recuva’s ‘Privacy’ tab.

Note: Any data regarding files that Recuva interacts with is processed locally on a user’s device and is not reported to us. For a full list of all data reported by our products, see our Products Policy."

Ennovy on 2022-03-28 16:07

On privacy tab disable the option "Help improve this app and our other products by sharing app-usage data with us.

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Executor v1.0.7 Updated

freakazoid on 12 Apr 2022
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Apr 2022
  • 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 / Win11
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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DiskGenius Free v5.4.3.1342 Updated

gbrao on 10 Apr 2022
  • 53MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Apr 2022
  • 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
MoisheP on 2021-06-01 15:22

Excellent all-purpose disk management tool that also provides full access to ext4 and other partition types that Windows cannot otherwise handle.

gbrao on 2022-04-10 22:27

for v5.4.3.1342 and the previous one, I cannot download the zip files if I click on the links on the download page. Using Firefox, btw.
But if I right click the link and choose 'Open in a new tab', then the file is downloaded.

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FileZilla v3.59.0 Updated

Ennovy on 9 Apr 2022
  • 40MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Apr 2022
  • 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 / Win11
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? See changelog: https://filezilla-project.org/versions.php
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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USBDeview v3.03 Updated

Andrew Lee on 7 Apr 2022

USBDeview lists all USB devices plugged into your computer, both current and past. Information on devices includes name/description, type, serial number (for mass storage), the date/time that device was added, Vendor ID, Product ID etc. The program also allows you to disconnect currently connected USB devices as well as uninstall previously used USB devices.

The program will also allows you to execute a command from EXE/CMD/BAT file in every time that insert a USB device to your system, and USBDeview includes a read/write speed test for your USB flash drives.

Functional on remote computers, as long as you have an admin login to the destination machine.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract a folder of your choice. Launch USBDeview.exe.

Optionally, to show the vendor name and product name of your USB devices, download usb.ids to the same folder.
Similar/alternative apps: USB Oblivion
What's new?
  • Updated USBDeview to load the usb.ids.txt file if usb.ids doesn't exist. (Because some Web browsers save it by default with .txt extension)
Latest comments
Midas on 2015-12-11 21:32

@MIKLO: USB Oblivion (http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=2287) does precisely what you mentioned...

MIKLO on 2017-05-25 14:30

@Midas thank you & I have used Oblivion before it is a very good App and works great, I do like better than USBDeview although it also is a very good App. Again that's @Midas for your help and info here and on many other Apps or Software on this site :)
MIKLO

Midas on 2017-05-26 10:25

Glad to be of help. :)

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GnuCash Portable v4.10 Updated

Andrew Lee on 5 Apr 2022
  • 227MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Apr 2022
  • 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.
What's new? See: https://www.gnucash.org/news.phtml
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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O&O ShutUp10 v1.9.1429 Updated

Special on 5 Apr 2022
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Apr 2022
  • 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? See: 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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Highlight v4.2 New

Andrew Lee on 3 Apr 2022
  • 12MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Mar 2022
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Highlight lets you convert source code (C++, Javascript, PHP, Python etc.) to HTML, XHTML, RTF, LaTeX, TeX, SVG, BBCode and terminal escape sequences with colored syntax highlighting. Language definitions and colour themes are customizable.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch using highlight-gui.exe --portable.

Blender v3.1.2 Updated

Andrew Lee on 3 Apr 2022
  • 230MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Apr 2022
  • Suggested by Danilo

Blender is a powerful, integrated 3D creation software suite with character/solids modeling, animation, rendering, rigging, shading, motion tracking and post-processing tools. It lets users create high quality 3D graphics, movies and replay real-time, interactive 3D content. Its features can be extended with a variety of plug-ins, scripts, templates and more.

Cross platform (Mac, Linux). The program has been used for a wide variety of functions, including VFX, video edition, modeling etc.

Alternatively:


Note: Last version for 32-bit systems is 2.80.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. In the 2.8x sub-directory, create a new folder and name it config
  3. In this config folder, create an empty text file and name it startup.blend
  4. Launch blender.exe

See this thread for more information.
What's new? See:
https://wiki.blender.org/wiki/Reference/Release_Notes
https://www.blender.org/download/releases/3-1/
Latest comments
webfork on 2012-04-28 23:06

Added a note about films because I watched that Sintel short film created with Blender, which was in some areas even better than the work Pixar and Dreamworks are putting out commercially.

Checker on 2012-10-03 18:17

Watch Blender's fourth Open Movie "Tears of Steel" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6MlUcmOul8

Checker on 2015-09-18 18:21

If you want to try: v2.76 rc-1 ( http://www.blender.org/ )

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DevManView v1.76 Updated

Andrew Lee on 2 Apr 2022
  • 150KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Apr 2022
  • Suggested by guinness

DevManView is an alternative to the standard Windows Device Manager. It displays all devices and their properties in a flat table, instead of a hierarchical treeview. In addition to displaying the devices of your local computer, DevManView also lets you view the device list of another computer on your network, as long as you have administrator access rights to that computer.

DevManView can also load the devices list from external instance of Windows and disable unwanted devices. This feature can be useful if you have trouble starting Windows on a particular machine and you need to disable a problematic device.

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 DevManView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added new quick filter option: Find a string begins with...
Latest comments
bro on 2013-11-01 19:17

I use this to enable/disable my touch screen on Windows 8.

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iDailyDiary Free v4.32 Updated

Andrew Lee on 1 Apr 2022
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Mar 2022
  • Suggested by Allen Smith

iDailyDiary Free is a program tailored for taking daily notes, creating a journal, putting your thoughts into writing etc. The documents you create are encrypted and require a password to access. The built-in editor supports graphics, hypertext links and links to other diary pages. iDailyDiary is fully searchable so you can track down important dates and reminders. You can also export your diary to HTML web pages.

A "pro" version is available with additional features including spell checker, thesaurus, topics (group related entries), themes support (50+ themes included), tables, etc.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Registry: Last window location and last opened diary.
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: No
License: Liteware
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. Launch iDD.exe
What's new? See: https://splinterware.com/info/news.html
Latest comments
Mixture on 2011-12-29 00:32

I have version 3.41 and use it occationally.

@infestedtassadar-x17;
I found this in the Help file:
"All versions of iDailyDiary have always encrypted the diary data files, whether they are password protected or not. From version 3.00 the encryption has been improved to a 128bit Blowfish cipher."

Mixture on 2011-12-29 00:35

@infestedtassadar-x17;
If you need a formless text editor with strong encryption, please try CryptoTE 0.5.390.
https://idlebox.net/2009/cryptote/

dany on 2011-12-29 00:49

@Vavo: with the exception that the files reside encrypted on my HD at home and not unencrypted on an unknown and far away server which you have no control over.

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MediaInfo v22.03 Updated

Andrew Lee on 1 Apr 2022
  • 12MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Mar 2022
  • 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
What's new? See: https://mediaarea.net/MediaInfo/ChangeLog
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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FastStone Image Viewer v7.6 Updated

Ennovy on 1 Apr 2022
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Mar 2022
  • Suggested by Widya Santoso

FastStone Image Viewer is an image browser, viewer and converter that supports resizing, renaming, cropping, color adjustments, watermarks, lossless JPEG transitions, drop shadow effects, image frames, scanner support, histogram and more. It also includes a built-in slideshow with 60+ transitional effects. It supports all major graphic formats including BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, GIF, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF, ICO, TGA and several Camera RAWs.

The program includes metadata (EXIF) tools including the ability to pull up a map of where a given picture was taken by looking at GPS data.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
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. Launch FSViewer.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language and help files.
Similar/alternative apps: IrfanView, XnView, Imagine
What's new? See: [https://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm#History
Latest comments
Midas on 2018-07-30 07:29

FYI, older versions still available, check forum topic.

g3ose on 2019-04-17 18:14

it is version 7.0 right now, is portable and free
great viewer, fast and lite. some good lossless transformations
use it as is, support is dead.
take care, thumbnail database is not big enough, optimisation of thumbnail database will clear most thumbs. resizing thumbnails will clear all database so using Tag section is completly useless. (tags are saved on thumbnail database)
Still one of top 3 in my image viewers.
it use SageThumbs https://sourceforge.net/projects/sagethumbs/
to manage .eps files

gcb43 on 2022-04-04 12:55

I fully agree with Miklo, having used FastStone for several years, I really like it: does everything I want almost intuitively.I still use version 6.4 . Tried to use the last version 7.6 but reversed to the previous one because in the last release there is a bug in the Multi-Page File Builder to created an Animated GIF (Alt+M):. the resulting GIF file shows only the first 2 loaded images then stops.

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PortableApps.com Platform v21.2.2 Updated

Ennovy on 1 Apr 2022
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Mar 2022
  • Suggested by gp_hbk

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

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

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

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download and run the portable installer
  2. Options are provided to extract to the local PC, connected portable drives, cloud drives, and custom directories
  3. Launch Start.exe

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

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

Please update this listing!

webfork on 2013-03-16 15:13

ihateu: checker got it

shnbwmn on 2018-05-10 03:26

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

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

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RisohEditor v5.7.1 Updated

Andrew Lee on 31 Mar 2022
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Mar 2022
  • Suggested by rbon

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

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

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

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Stellarium Portable v0.22.0 Updated

Andrew Lee on 30 Mar 2022
  • 252MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Mar 2022
  • 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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SideSlide v5.28.1 Updated

Ennovy on 30 Mar 2022
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Mar 2022
  • 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 / Win11
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
hamasaki on 2021-12-21 06:21

The latest update has killed it. At least on Win 11. It just crashes on start.

pkl9kpl on 2022-02-24 09:23

the same -it crashes on W7

"The latest update has killed it. It just crashes on start."

normeus on 2022-03-28 00:47

New version fixes problem of crashing on startup when you have an odd text zoom; I had 110% and now it does not crash.

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Stickies v10.1b Updated

Andrew Lee on 26 Mar 2022

Stickies work like customizable post-it notes with available styles, fonts, colors and buttons. Notes can be resized or snapped to the edges of other notes to keep them lined up. They can also act as reminders when hidden for a period, until a specified date and time, even upon waking every day, week, or month.

Alternatively, Stickies Portable is available.

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 install to the default folder
  2. Copy folder Stickies to your preferred place
  3. Uninstall the program
  4. Create 2 empty files called stickies.ini and stickies.db in the application folder
  5. Launch stickies.exe
Similar/alternative apps: 7 Sticky Notes, Stickypaper
What's new? See: https://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/stickies/versions.html
Latest comments
pipperu on 2019-12-26 19:00

In order to use old version notes with the new 10.0a version you hve to UPGRADE from old version to the new 10.0a. You can NOT restore the working folder from a backup because v10.0a uses SQLITE.

Pendrive on 2022-03-25 15:30

I'm not convinced that the following instructions are sufficient:
How to extract:
1 Download the installer and install to the default folder.
2 Copy folder Stickies to your preferred place.
3 Uninstall the program.
4 Create an empty file called stickies.ini in the application folder.
5 Launch stickies.exe.

I think 4 should be:
4 Create two empty files called stickies.ini and stickies.db in the application folder.

Andrew Lee on 2022-03-26 06:54

@Pendrive: Thanks! I have verified your correction and updated the database entry.

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Mp3tag v3.14 Updated

Ennovy on 29 Mar 2022
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Mar 2022
  • 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 / Win11
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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Rainmeter v4.5.13 Updated

Andrew Lee on 24 Mar 2022
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Mar 2022
  • Suggested by Fluffy Bot

Rainmeter is a customizable desktop widget program with the ability to display tools such as memory usage, battery power, RSS feeds and weather forecasts. The program includes many functional skins, able to record your notes and to-do lists, launch your favorite applications and control your media player all in a clean, unobtrusive interface.

Installer includes both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

XP/Vista users: download 3.3.3 Release version of Rainmeter.

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: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. Select 'portable install' during installation
  3. Launch Rainmeter.exe
What's new? See: https://www.rainmeter.net/changes-4.5/
Latest comments
Magibon on 2013-10-18 19:15

thanks for updating guys..
- after updating to 3.0.. the Weather stopped working for "Essential Bar".
- here's a fix: http://paste2.org/F57VBHFn

an updated version has also been updated on DeviantArt.

Wolfghost on 2016-03-19 19:53

3.3.1 Final Release (r2602) is out!

smaragdus on 2017-01-02 21:27

I am not on a Windows XP system yet I hate when developers drop support for Windows XP. As far as I know the last version of Rainmeter which supports Windows XP is 3.3.2.2743:
https://github.com/rainmeter/rainmeter/releases/tag/v3.3.2.2743
https://builds.rainmeter.net/

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AIMP v5.02.2368 Updated

Andrew Lee on 24 Mar 2022
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Mar 2022
  • 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.

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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SearchMyFiles v3.17 Updated

Andrew Lee on 23 Mar 2022

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 'Explorer Context Menu - Folder Background' option. If you turn on this option, SearchMyFiles menu item will be added to the directory background context menu of Windows Explorer.
Latest comments
Checker on 2014-08-14 18:34

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

MIKLO on 2018-04-06 14:57

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

freakazoid on 2022-01-11 16:08

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

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

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CrystalDiskMark v8.0.4a Updated

Andrew Lee on 22 Mar 2022
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Jan 2022
  • Suggested by malikorx69

CrystalDiskMark is benchmarks disk performance, measuring sequential and random 4KB/512KB reads/writes for any storage device. The target device does not need to be formatted.

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

Alternatively, CrystalDiskMark Portable is also available, which auto-switches between x86 and x64.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT License
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DiskMark32.exe or DiskMark64.exe (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: HD Tune, IsMyHdOK
What's new? See: https://crystalmark.info/en/software/crystaldiskmark/crystaldiskmark-history/
Latest comments
Checker on 2015-08-01 18:52

@ smaragdus: First mentioned by malikorx69 [07 Feb 2008], so this is the forum topic.
guinness post is dated [09 Nov 2009].
I agree to merge the two, but malikorx69's should be first!

AndTheWolf on 2016-11-07 21:09

CrystalDiskinfo should not be listed under Similar/alternative apps for CrystalDiskMark. CrystalLDiskMark benchmarks, whereas CrystalDiskinfo supplies a lot of disk information, but does NOT benchmark.

webfork on 2019-10-07 21:39

A remarkable number of commercial disks are benchmarked using this tool. It's a must-have for comparing hardware performance.

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Balabolka v2.15.0.813 Updated

Andrew Lee on 20 Mar 2022
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Mar 2022
  • 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? See: http://balabolka.site/changelog.txt
Latest comments
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.

FireRabbit on 2021-10-07 15:38

Since it had been over a year since my last comment and the last time I used Balabolka, and since then I've seen several update notices for it, bought a brand new computer, and moved on to windows 10 I figured I'd give it another try since I really don't like being tied to preparatory software beyond my OS.

Overall it's much worse than I remember. I use text to speech a lot. After using textaloud for over a year daily I've gotten very use to how it sounds and Balabolka is... the best way I can think of to describe it would be jagged and deformed. The pacing of the voices is all wonky, there's too many bizarre out of context pauses, and the ever growing lag is still a major issue. [I use Ivona voices, which is perhaps the issue as Balabolka may be overly focused on just working with Microsofts built in voices?]

Midas on 2021-10-08 07:38

@FireRabbit: As Balabolka is somewhat of a niche application, your input is highly appreciated. Thank you.

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IrfanView v4.60 Updated

Ennovy on 18 Mar 2022
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Mar 2022
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

IrfanView is a viewer for a wide variety of image, audio and video formats. The program includes batch processing, creation of panoramic images, edition of multi-page TIFF files, lossless JPEG rotate/crop and effects such as sharpen and blur. Other tools such as screen capture, scanner, slideshow, plugin support and ability to capture icons from EXE or DLL.

Alternatively, IrfanView Portable is also available and updates drive letters and handles registry keys.

Category:
Runs on:WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCR\IrfanView
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use (the installer is adware)
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete iv_uninstall.exe
  3. Optionally, download the plugins ZIP package and extract the contents to the Plugins sub folder
  4. Launch i_view32.exe or i_view64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
Note: Plugins adds more than 20 megs to the size and support for more graphics, audio, video and more. Plugins for OCR and PDF tools are available separate download -- see the thread in forums on how to enable them with portable installations.
Similar/alternative apps: XnView, Imagine, FastStone Image Viewer
What's new? See: https://www.irfanview.com/main_history.htm
Latest comments
__philippe on 2020-03-06 14:54

IrfanView's developer Irfan Skiljan kindly suggested a workaround for the broken webP.dll Plugin under Win XP :

https://www.irfanview.info/files/iview453_plugins.zip

IrfanView 4.54
+ webP.dll 4.51 Plugin (Link date 20/02/2018; Size 204,288 bytes)
+ Win XP
= eternal bliss...;-)

Cornflower on 2020-10-22 10:31

Many plugins were also updated in this version, so IrfanView recommends updating them if you update IrfanView itself.

"Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions:"
https://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm

NunoEFSilva on 2021-05-01 11:59

Great Viewer.
Open and converts between most graphic formats, has some (simple, but useful) editing features, and now, even outputs (thru plugin) to PDF. Do note that joining several Bitmaps (each in a one-page PDFs) can easily be done with PDFTK Builder (also in this site). This is not minor. If one wants portability one can not rely on having PDF printer (non-portable) installed everywhere!

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ReIcon v2.0 New

Andrew Lee on 18 Mar 2022
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Mar 2022
  • Suggested by klon

ReIcon lets you save and restore your desktop layout. If you frequently change your screen resolution (e.g. to play games or use applications that require a specific resolution), you are probably familiar with the problem of your desktop icons being jumbled into a mess after you switch back to your normal resolution. ReIcon solves this problem by allowing you to save your desktop layout and restore it later with the click of a button (or with the right-click context menu).

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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 ReIcon.exe (32-bit version) or ReIcon_x64.exe (64-bit version).
Latest comments
Pendrive on 2022-03-18 07:12

I like it and think that it can be considered better than similar programs as it offers command-line options, which means one can make the saving of the current icon-layout a set-it-and-forget-it regular scheduled task in task-scheduler.
I'd vote for it but but I have zero rank.

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System Scheduler Free v5.32 Updated

webfork on 17 Mar 2022
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Mar 2022
  • 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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OpenMPT v1.30.03.00 Updated

Andrew Lee on 16 Mar 2022
  • 17MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Mar 2022
  • 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:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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/
Latest comments
dmiranda on 2021-05-17 20:03

The current version supports windows7+. The last version supporting XP is 1.28.10 legacy, at https://download.openmpt.org/archive/openmpt/1.28/OpenMPT-1.28.10.00-legacy.zip

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DiskInternals Linux Reader v4.12 Updated

SYSTEM on 13 Mar 2022
  • 98MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Mar 2022
  • 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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AutoIt v3.3.16.0 Updated

Ennovy on 9 Mar 2022
  • 29MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Mar 2022
  • Suggested by Klaatu

AutoIt is a BASIC-like scripting language designed for automating the Windows GUI and general scripting. It uses a combination of simulated keystrokes, mouse movement and window/control manipulation in order to automate tasks or perform user interface testing.

Users new to the program are encouraged to read an introduction (thanks guinness.)

Recommend: AutoIt Portable allows you to create a portable environment of SciTE4AutoIt3 and AutoIt together, as well as cleaning AppData and opening the program editor with sample scripts (also thanks to guinness).

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

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 AutoIt3.exe or AutoIt3_x64.exe (for 64 bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: AutoHotkey
What's new? See: https://www.autoitscript.com/autoit3/docs/history.htm
Latest comments
gbrao on 2018-03-10 00:13

3.3.14.3 (2nd February, 2018) (Release)

CL : https://www.autoitscript.com/autoit3/docs/history.htm

DL : https://www.autoitscript.com/site/autoit/downloads/

gbrao on 2018-03-10 00:16

Sorry it's v3.3.14.4

Pendrive on 2022-03-08 18:20

v3.3.16.0

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PopMan v1.3.12 Updated

Andrew Lee on 7 Mar 2022
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Mar 2022
  • Suggested by Darren Blake

PopMan is an email management tool that notifies of new mail and previews received mail on your server. Unwanted mail can be deleted directly from the server without having download them.

The program includes rules and blacklists to manage email and supports both POP3 and IMAP4 protocols.

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 PopMan.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary languages and themes.
Similar/alternative apps: nPOP, nPOPuk, POP Peeper
What's new? See: http://ch-software.de/popman/changelog1.3.htm
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2016-03-09 15:10

@Kea: added Win10 to system requirements. Tested in Windows 10 and works fine!

smaragdus on 2016-03-09 21:31

PopMan is great but unfortunately it seems to be abandoned. There is one thing I don't like about it- PopMan doesn't support Unicode.

JudyGarland on 2018-11-04 15:31

- is not a valid win32 application

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XMedia Recode v3.5.5.5 Updated

Andrew Lee on 7 Mar 2022
  • 31MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Mar 2022
  • 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? See: https://xmedia-recode.de/en/version.php.
Latest comments
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.

rbon on 2021-06-03 17:06

XMedia Recode ver. 3.5.3.7 (March 8, 2021): https://xmedia-recode.de/en/index.php
- direct download portable 32 bit: https://www.xmedia-recode.de/download/XMediaRecode3537.zip
- direct download portable 64 bit: https://www.xmedia-recode.de/download/XMediaRecode3537_x64.zip

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i.Scribe v2.4.21 Updated

Andrew Lee on 5 Mar 2022
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Mar 2022
  • 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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sPortable v8.81.0.268 Updated Adware

Andrew Lee on 3 Mar 2022
  • 230MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Mar 2022
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

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

sPortable is a version from PortableApps.com.

Note

  • Decline if you see an upgrade prompt as this installs standard (not portable) Skype
  • The program became adware after it's inclusion in the database (after it's purchase by Microsoft)

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

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

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

josannesalvaleon on 2016-02-15 01:23

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

webfork on 2017-03-21 01:30

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

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SMPlayer v22.2.0 Updated

Andrew Lee on 1 Mar 2022
  • 184MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Feb 2022
  • Suggested by Jainendra

SMPlayer is a feature-rich, skinnable player that views most media without any dependency on installed codecs, as well as streaming media, Youtube and DVD video. Audio, video and subtitle settings for individual files are all remembered between sessions so you can start again exactly where and how you left off. Supports subtitle downloading, youtube support, audio and subtitles delay adjustment, equalizer, filters, playlist support and much more.

The program is a frontend for MPlayer, mpv and mplayer2 that also works on Linux. Alternatively, X-SMPlayer and SMPlayer Portable (stealth and adjusts paths) are also available.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes. Under Options, Preferences, select Advanced, Advanced, and make sure Pass short filenames (8+3) to MPlayer is selected.
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the "portable" 7Z package (32- or 64-bit) and extract using a 7-Zip-compatible program to a folder of your choice. Launch smplayer.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: MPC-HC, VLC, PotPlayer
What's new? See: https://www.smplayer.info/en/changes
Latest comments
AndTheWolf on 2021-08-20 19:43

Now at version 21.8.0

Andrew Lee on 2021-08-22 21:58

@dmiranda: Entry updated to remove WinXP.

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EditPad Lite v8.3.1 Updated

Ennovy on 1 Mar 2022

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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qimgv V1.0.2

webfork on 19 Feb 2022
  • 223MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Sep 2021
  • Suggested by smaragdus

qimgv is a customizable image viewer with optional video support. It supports basic image editing such as crop, rotate and resize, as well as copy / move operations of images to different folders. Supports modern image formats JPEG, GIF, PNG, APNG, RAW, MP4, WEBM, etc.

The program aims for an uncluttered user interface, i.e. you see UI elements only when you need them. There is a pull-down panel with thumbnails, as well as folder view (accessible by pressing Enter). You can also bring up a context menu by right-clicking on an image.

Cross-platform with clients available for Linux and written in Qt.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch qimgv.exe
(Note: qimgv_0.x.y.zip is the 32-bit version, qimgv-x64_0.x.y.zip
is the 64-bit version. *-video.zip indicates version with video support)
Similar/alternative apps: FastStone Image Viewer, XnView
What's new? Bug fixes

fix file replace dialog not working
fix trackpad scroll with libinput

(both bugs are pretty bad - have to do a release...)
Misc

build with Qt 5.12 now works again!

Quick Any2Ico v3.1.0.0

Andrew Lee on 19 Feb 2022
  • 372KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Feb 2022
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Quick Any2Ico can take high quality icon or image files from a binary executable or resource file (.exe or .dll). Icons can be exported to a variety of formats with available sizing options. The program can also be used to add or remove image formats from icon files.

Command-line capabilities included (see homepage).

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download Quick_Any2Ico.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: ToYcon, Imagicon
What's new? See: https://www.carifred.com/quick_any2ico/#whats_new
Latest comments
AndTheWolf on 2021-11-14 12:47

Now at version 2.5.0.0

Ennovy on 2021-11-14 15:12

@AndTheWolf: Thanks, and updated

AndTheWolf on 2022-02-18 13:12

Now at version 3.1.0.0

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Toucan v3.1.8.2 Updated

webfork on 27 Feb 2022
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Feb 2022
  • Suggested by Dormouse

Toucan is an advanced synchronization and backup tool with a variety of options including mirroring, incremental (only copy what's changed), encrypted, compression and many more. File sets can be added or excluded using name, size, date, or regular expressions.

Compression formats include ZIP or 7-zip, and all encryption uses standard AES 256. Includes command line tools and advanced scripting for automated / batch jobs.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Toucan.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new? See: https://github.com/PortableApps/Toucan/blob/master/help/source/changelog.txt
Latest comments
Meks on 2009-02-23 05:05

Same with me, doesn't work from the stick.

billie on 2009-03-14 07:57

nothing comes close to rsync. Go check it out then you'll agree.

Mixture on 2012-09-18 21:48

I have used version 2.2.1 for years and have had no problems at all.
Lucas, PeZett, Midas, Meks: Sorry to hear you cannot work Toucan.
billie: 'nothing comes close to rsync' ON YOUR PC, you mean. I have no need to go to another backup program. Good luck with your rsync software.

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MemPad v3.69

Ennovy on 18 Feb 2022
  • 449KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Feb 2022
  • Suggested by alphasurfer

MemPad is a text editor that lets you add, edit, and arrange your notes in a hierarchical, tree-based view. It supports text search, word-wrap mode, read-only mode, auto-save, notebook encryption, automatic backup, search-and-replace, a diary mode etc.

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 Mempad.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new? See: https://horstmuc.de/wnews.htm
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2015-05-01 15:25

@Cornflower, I`ve tried that but when you save in MemPad it doesn`t update the dropbox file, you have to export it again. No good.

NunoEFSilva on 2021-12-19 06:26

This is another hidden gem. Does it take notes in a structured way? Does it encrypt its contents? Yes, but that is just the beginning... One may keep all its favorites and use MemPad as a launcher of sites (http:something.dom), applications (file:..\ProgramFolder\Program.exe - it even accepts relative paths), folders and much more. All in little more than 100 KBytes! Sheer Magic!

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Autoruns v14.09

Special on 17 Feb 2022
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Feb 2022
  • 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
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

Ander22 on 2021-08-22 21:48

schemer > Stick with the older (pre-Microsoft) versions if you have them. The file-sizes on these newer ones are substancially larger...

Oh, come on—2.8 MB is "large"? Is this the '90s again? :?)

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Process Monitor v3.89

Special on 17 Feb 2022
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Feb 2022
  • Suggested by ClausValca

Process Monitor displays both file system and registry activities in real-time, combining the features of FileMon and RegMon. Additional features includes live changes (autoscroll), non-destructive filtering, comprehensive event properties such session IDs and user names, reliable process information, full thread stacks with integrated symbol support for each operation, file logging etc.

Alternatively, Process Monitor Portable is also available, which is stealth.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Windows registry
Dependencies: Administrator rights
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 Eula.txt and Procmon64a.exe
  3. Launch Procmon.exe or Procmon64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
Similar/alternative apps: Moo0 File Monitor
What's new? See:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/#whats-new-rss-icon
Latest comments
__philippe on 2016-07-29 13:17

Annoyingly, SysInternals' powers-that-be no longer deem worth their while to provide a changelog of their recent releases.

Current cases in point: ProcessMonitor v3.30, AutoRuns v13.62,

Sloppy version control management, if you ask me...:-(

On a positive point, they resumed adjusting correctly the internal PE tags version numbering of their updated utilities, which proved rather baffling for a while

(see smaragdus' related post:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=82073#p82073

Regrettably, some of SysInternals' recently updated tools now fail to run under WinXP......:-(
(e.g. Procmon v3.30 fails under winXP, despite the "Process Monitor runs on Windows XP SP2"
plain statement found in the Procmon.chm HTML help file)

Cases in point:
ProcessMonitor fails as of v3.30 (blue screen crash, last XP working version v3.20)
SigCheck fails as of v2.40 (last XP working version v2.30)

MIKLO on 2016-08-29 18:10

@ __philippe do you know is there gonna be any effort made to correct this? I'm kinda surprised cuz I have always thought of SysInternals as being a first rate top notch entity, but they are not showing that in this case.Even if the changelogs are only interesting or necessary to a few people in my opinion that reason enough to continue with accurate data.
MIKLO

dmiranda on 2021-05-25 21:37

The last version I could see working in XP is 3.61 -no link to probe it :P

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FreeCommander XE v2022 Build 861

Ennovy on 12 Feb 2022

FreeCommander XE is a powerful, dual-pane file manager with hundreds of features including folder size calculation, folder comparison/synchronization, file/duplicate search, filtering, MD5 calc / verfiy, folder compare, sync and a customizable interface. Includes a file viewer to view files in hex, binary, text or image format; an archive handling ability for standard compressed formats including ZIP (read, write), CAB (read, write) and RAR (read); built-in copy/move/delete handlers; and much more. Additional features are available via plugins.

A 64-bit version is available for donors, while a PortableApps version is also available from the author's website.

Category:
Runs on: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: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FreeCommander.exe.

Note: It is not recommended to overwrite the file fcStart.ini when the application is being updated.
Similar/alternative apps: Multi Commander, Q-Dir, CubicExplorer
What's new? See: https://freecommander.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=775&sid=e28c3b71e967f366a0ad6f81db8744ce&start=300#p38381
Latest comments
peter48 on 2019-07-12 04:25

I like this software but it has some bugs.

qj3328 on 2019-10-31 00:35

I have been using FreeCommander for many years and it is, simply, outstanding. To not have a real file manager is a misfortune; to be without FreeCommander is to be handicapped. Over time I have introduced many new users to FreeCommander and the results are always the same after several weeks of use - fascination that they ever managed to function with that Windows File Explorer thing. I had moved to FreeCommander when the old Xtree/XtreeGold file manager was no longer functional in Windows, and other file managers were not handling the complex file management work regularly encountered. At first, the two default panes in FreeCommander seemed odd. Though one pane can be disabled or hidden, dual panes grow quickly on the user until one realizes - wait, how can anyone function with a file manager that has just one pane?

PAFuser on 2022-01-11 13:04

FreeCommanderPortable_2022_Build_860.paf.exe available on author's website.

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IZArc2Go v4.5

Ennovy on 10 Feb 2022
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Feb 2022
  • Suggested by french

IZArc is an archive utility that supports drag-and-drop, searching inside archives, 50 different formats, archives broken into sections (spanning), the creation of self-extracting archives, repair of damaged ZIP archives, converting from archive type to another, create/merge multi-volume sets, etc. The program decompresses popular formats ZIP, RAR, 7Z, as well as CD image formats (ISO, BIN, NRG, IMG etc), while compressing to 7Z, JAR, ZIP, and many more, using their native speed/quality options and encryption methods.

IZArc2Go is the portable version of IZArc by the same author.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder (note: requires latest InnoUp version to extract)
  2. Move the contents of {app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch IZArc2Go.exe
Similar/alternative apps: 7-Zip, PeaZip, Bandizip
What's new? See: https://www.izarc.org/news
Latest comments
lautrepay on 2012-07-31 17:47

InnoUnp V0.37 is needed to extract the installer: http://innounp.sourceforge.net/

smaragdus on 2014-08-24 16:51

IZArc2Go 4.1.9 released.

Checker on 2014-08-25 15:24

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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MSD Organizer Freeware v13.8

Ennovy on 31 Jan 2022
  • 31MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Jan 2022
  • Suggested by Ennovy

MSD Organizer Freeware is an personal information organizer that includes a wide variety of modules. These include a phone book, todo list, calendar with reminder function, password manager, foreign currency support, word processor, calculator, import/export capabilities etc.

Note: The free version does not include password protection, password encryption, Google sync, history manager, advanced filter, network messenger and news.

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: No
License: Liteware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch MSDOrganizer.exe
  3. For the free version, uncheck the "Enable the additional features of the professional version of the program"" box at the bottom of the window that appears
Optionally, leave this checked to test out the professional version (not freeware).

Note: Settings will only be written to the application folder if the application files are located on a removable drive. Otherwise, settings will be written to the user profile folder.
Similar/alternative apps: Essential PIM Free
What's new? See: https://msdsoft.com/eng/products/agenda/help/introhistoria.htm
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Ennovy on 2015-04-10 06:46

Installed on my harddrive and tested the portable version again, under Windows 7 64 bit.
Settings and data are now written in the application folder.
The user profile folder contains an empty folder C:\Users\my_name\AppData\Roaming\MSD_Soft

Ennovy on 2015-04-10 09:31

MSD Organizer uses the folder I mentioned (C:\Users\my_name\AppData\Roaming\MSD_Soft)for temp files.
The files in that folder are deleted on exit.

dot on 2015-11-26 14:44

It doesn't even run and hangs if you don't allow it to connect to the Internet (at least the first time). Tried three times and dumped it for good after about one minute.

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mp3DirectCut v2.36 Updated

webfork on 8 May 2022
  • 564KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Jan 2022
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

mp3DirectCut is a small tool for editing MPEG audio directly. You can remove parts, change the volume, split files or copy regions to new files, all without the need to decompress your MP3 into PCM/WAV. This saves work, encoding time and disk space. In addition, there is no quality loss to edited files.

Category:
Runs on:WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Optionally:
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch mp3DirectCut.exe
  3. When prompted, select "Portable forced" and restart

Optionally, delete License.txt and unnecessary language files
What's new? See: https://mpesch3.de/index.html#dwn
Latest comments
j7n on 2017-04-06 22:59

The new "flat" design with similar monochrome icons is a step back in usability. Normal appearance, apart from grouping of toolbar buttons, can be restored under Configuration -> Layout.

The program is a good tool for trimming old MP3 encodes without incurring further quality loss. Glitches are avoided if the MP3 is upconverted to 320 kbit beforehand with MP3Packer.

I wish it also supported common simple video soundtrack formats.

aazard on 2020-11-30 23:58

AT ITS SIZE, nothing is like this! so powerful

Its similar to AviTricks Classic for Avi editing, but for audio files. Using a 3rd "tiny" app, Avi2wav, these together are 2mb worth of just stupid levels of "professionalism"

...If your only audio editor was this little guy, you could PULL A LOT OFF

tomcat on 2021-08-31 04:09

How to extract: For portability, you now have to tick the option it presents you to force it.

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Revo Uninstaller Free v2.3.8

Ennovy on 25 Jan 2022
  • 33MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Jan 2022
  • 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? See: https://www.revouninstaller.com/version-history/
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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VideoCacheView v3.09

Andrew Lee on 22 Jan 2022
  • 148KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Jan 2022
  • 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 read the Cache_Data subfolder in the new version of Chrome Web browser.
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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fre:ac v1.1.6

Ennovy on 22 Jan 2022
  • 14MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Jan 2022
  • 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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Easy RoboCopy v1.0.16

Stephen Leibowitz on 21 Jan 2022
  • 466KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by c0d3br3ak

Easy RoboCopy is detailed copy manager with dozens of parameters to customize the copy process, such as filtering by name, attributes, synchronizing folders, etc. The program shows all available options in one form, along with descriptive names and tooltip help.

The program is an interface for the RoboCopy command-line application, available by default on Windows.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: The download file has three levels of ZIP or Exe files. 7-Zip and PeaZip can be used to drill down with little effort. These instructions do not assume that convenience:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a temporary folder.
  2. Extract from Robocopy v[version number] Setup.exe to a temporary folder.
  3. Extract from setup.zip to a folder of your choice. Optionally, omit unintsall.exe and uninstall.dat from the extraction.
  4. Launch EasyRoboCopy.exe
Windows XP users can download RoboCopy Version XP010 as a part of Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools.
Similar/alternative apps: XCOPY Frontend, FastCopy
What's new? Full changelog at the homepage: http://tribblesoft.com/easy-robocopy/.
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hamasaki on 2022-01-11 02:00

Really useful cmd tool.

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Pixia v6.51

Ennovy on 19 Jan 2022
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jan 2022
  • 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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HandBrake v1.5.1

Andrew Lee on 15 Jan 2022
  • 58MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Jan 2022
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

HandBrake is a video encoder that supports a variety of formats, device profiles and filters. The program includes tools for both basic and advanced users, with multi-threaded compression, subtitles, chapters, and quality settings. The program can also process most file types, including DVD/BluRay sources without copy protection, and supports live static and video preview.

Only available for 64-bit machines. Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

Category:
Runs on:Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 6.0+
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Rename portable.ini.template to portable.ini
  3. Launch HandBrake.exe
Similar/alternative apps: XMedia Recode, Free Audio Video Pack
What's new? See: https://github.com/HandBrake/HandBrake/releases
Latest comments
Midas on 2022-01-16 10:11

As the latest HandBrake version (v1.5.1) is only fully compatible with Windows 10 and newer, be aware old releases are archived and available at https://handbrake.fr/old.php.

For Windows 7/8.x, v1.3.3 is recommended (v1.4.2 will run with limitations); for XP, the last recommended version is v0.9.9 (cf. https://handbrake.fr/docs/en/latest/technical/system-requirements.html).

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Pixopedia XE v2020.07

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:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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.

LBreakout2 v2.6.5

webfork on 13 Jan 2022
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Aug 2021
  • Suggested by David Miller

LBreakout is a breakout-style arcade game in the model of Arkanoid. Use your paddle to aim a ball at bricks until all bricks are destroyed. Lots of power-ups will help you with that task: extra balls, energy balls, extra lifes, weapons, glue, bonus floors, paddle expansion and extra score. Your best results are saved in a highscore chart.

The game can pause, keyboard or mouse, allows multiple players (taking turns), graphics settings, level editor, and more.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch lbreakout2.exe in the client folder.
What's new? 2.6.2:
- added some new levelsets and updates (2010/10/05 MS)
- do not consider grown bricks for warp limit (2010/10/05 MS)
- fixed possible highscore loss on write error (2010/10/05 MS)
- fixed broken compilation with audio disabled (2010/10/04 Petr Pisar)

2.6.1:
- fixed missing font transparency in help screen (24/12/09 MS)
- fixed bug in menus's level set list that prevented first few entries
to show up (24/12/09 MS)
- fixed odd sound sample rates (all are 22050 now) (24/12/09 AM)
- fixed english translation issues (23/12/09 CT)

2.6:
- added XDG desktop file (09/10/26 PT)
- fixed compiling on Fedora (09/10/26 SG)
- fixed GNU_SOURCE warning (09/10/26 MS)
- added new levelsets (09/10/26 MS)
- added hidden config option badspeech to disable swearing by default
(09/10/26 MS)
- improved french translation (08/08/24 K.C.)
- drop group rights on startup (linux only) to improve security (access
to highscore) (08/03/29 HG)
- bugfix: update levelset tooltip when changing selection with left/right
arrows (08/03/29 HG)
- added improved spec file for building RPMs (07/10/10 SG)
- configure now works for win32 (07/01/20 DY)
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Liam Riordan on 2008-01-28 14:42

Download link does not work. Re-link or delete the listing.

Onesimus Prime on 2008-05-24 00:40

http://internap.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/lgames/lbreakout2-2.5.1-win32.zip is the direct link - as of today, at least. (Found via LGames' download page, which is at http://lgames.sourceforge.net/downloads.php)

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Network Password Recovery v1.56

Andrew Lee on 10 Jan 2022
  • 116KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Jan 2022
  • Suggested by Checker

Network Password Recovery finds the password saved when a machine connects to a remote server for the currently logged-on user. Saved passwords include LAN network shares or .NET Passport account. The program can also recover the passwords stored in Credentials file of external drive, as long as you know the last log-on password.

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / 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 netpass.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed the external drive feature to work properly if you sign in with Microsoft account.
  • Be aware that in order to decrypt Windows passwords created while you signed in with Microsoft account, you have to provide the random DPAPI password generated for your Microsoft account instead of the actual login password. You can find this DPAPI password with the MadPassExt tool.
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Me on 2011-04-10 18:10

get a alert from my Antivirus-Software: found "Generic.dx!vpm" (trojan)

raggedy on 2011-05-17 16:36

From the website - "False Alert Problems: Some Antivirus programs detect this utility as infected with Trojan/Virus. Click here to read more about false alerts in Antivirus programs"
(http://blog.nirsoft.net/2009/05/17/antivirus-companies-cause-a-big-headache-to-small-developers/)

This guy writes some good stuff!

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PingInfoView v2.25

Andrew Lee on 7 Jan 2022
  • 86KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Jan 2022
  • Suggested by Checker

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

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

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PingInfoView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added option to disable and enable the selected items. When an item is disabled, PingInfoView will not sent pings to this host until it's enabled.
  • Be aware that the disable status is not remembered if you exit from PingInfoView and then run it again.
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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BatchEncoder v5.1 New

webfork on 16 May 2022
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by giulia

BatchEncoder is a fast, highly configurable conversion tool for a wide array of audio formats. The program can compress or decompress audio using "lossy" formats (like MP3) or "lossless," meaning a perfect copy of the original.

Note that the program is a front-end interface for a variety of tools that the software downloads automatically for you, and then runs them in the background based on the set configuration.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT
How to extract: Download the 32 or 64 ZIP package depending on your OS and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch BatchEncoder.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: LameXP
fre:ac

TeraCopy v3.9

Ennovy on 2 Jan 2022
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Jan 2022
  • 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
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?

Werner on 2022-01-02 16:28

Am I wrong or is there is no "Portable version" available anymore with Release v3.9?

Andrew Lee on 2022-01-02 18:53

A ZIP version is available for v3.8.5, but not for v3.9. And Universal Extractor is unable to extract files from the installer. So I suspect the only way is to install, copy then uninstall for v3.9.

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Homedale v2.02

Andrew Lee on 1 Jan 2022
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Dec 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
What's new? See:
https://www.the-sz.com/products/homedale/history.txt
Latest comments
PAFuser on 2021-03-24 22:28

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

__philippe on 2021-03-25 06:08

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

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IObit Unlocker Portable v1.2

webfork on 31 Dec 2021
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Feb 2021
  • Suggested by lwc

IObit Unlocker fixes the permissions on locked files and folders, and also allowing delete, rename, move or copy. It includes an optional Forced mode, which attempts to terminate all related processes that may be affecting the lock status.

IObit Unlocker Portable is a modified version by PortableApps.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Windows registry, %ALLUSERSAPPDATA%
Stealth: ? No
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch IObitUnlockerPortable.exe.

Since the original program is not portable, PortableApps stays in the background while the original program runs its course, then deletes its leftovers.