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GPU-Z v2.39.0 Updated

Andrew Lee on 11 May 2021
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 May 2021
  • Suggested by JohnW

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

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

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

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

veyselcelik on 2013-09-13 21:53

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

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

@veyselcelik

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\TechPowerUP\Gpu-z

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VLC v3.0.14 Updated

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

zorro on 2018-02-12 13:18

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

zorro on 2018-03-01 12:05

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

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Q-Dir v9.44 Updated

Ennovy on 10 May 2021
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 May 2021
  • Suggested by Island Boy

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

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

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

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

penthe on 2016-12-30 15:28

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

starshakur on 2018-05-05 15:17

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

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

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Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition v78.10.1 Updated

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

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

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

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

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

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

i_messed_up on 2020-05-26 21:32

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

i_messed_up on 2020-05-30 22:26

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

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Apache OpenOffice Portable v4.1.10 Updated

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

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

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

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

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

PAFuser on 2016-09-02 20:49

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

PAFuser on 2017-12-29 03:27

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

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Foxit Reader Portable v10.1.4 Updated

Andrew Lee on 9 May 2021
  • 137MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 May 2021
  • Suggested by ekin_116

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

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

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

Functional in 64-bit.

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

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

MIKLO on 2017-12-24 16:02

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

juverax on 2018-10-06 08:28

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

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Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition v88.0.1 Updated

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

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

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

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

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Launcher: GPL, Program: MPL v. 2.0
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FirefoxPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Pale Moon Portable, SeaMonkey Portable
What's new? See:https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/88.0.1/releasenotes/
Latest comments
webfork on 2019-07-14 17:39

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

Emka on 2019-07-16 07:43

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

PAFuser on 2020-06-11 12:24

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

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AutoHotkey v1.1.33.09 Updated

Ennovy on 8 May 2021
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 May 2021
  • Suggested by Jon Pajela

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

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

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

Category:
Runs on:WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Places an ahk script file in user documents by default
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AutoHotkeyU32.exe or AutoHotkeyU64.exe (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: AutoIt
What's new? See:
https://www.autohotkey.com/docs/AHKL_ChangeLog.htm
Latest comments
lintalist on 2015-03-08 08:24

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

Checker on 2015-03-08 11:32

@ lintalist: Thanks ... and updated ;)

shnbwmn on 2016-03-13 17:01

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

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ClamWin Portable v0.103.2 Updated

Andrew Lee on 5 May 2021

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

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

Alternatives:

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

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

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

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

Midas on 2015-05-16 21:13

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

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

Midas on 2021-05-05 07:53

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

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Pidgin Portable v2.14.4 Updated

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

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

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

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

Alternate portable versions:

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PidginPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: MirdandaNG, InstantBird
What's new? See: https://bitbucket.org/pidgin/www/src/tip/htdocs/ChangeLog
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-01-04 20:52

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

MIKLO on 2016-06-30 14:41

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

Midas on 2016-07-01 11:04

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

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FileZilla v3.53.1 Updated

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

smaragdus on 2017-06-03 03:56

@billon
Thanks for updating "How to extract".

rb161 on 2020-07-27 22:17

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

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ClipAngel v1.97 Updated

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

tormozit on 2017-05-14 16:46

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

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TeraCopy v3.8.5 Updated

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

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

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

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

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

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

webfork on 2020-11-15 12:59

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

rasilkialan on 2020-11-19 03:22

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

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ConEmu v21.04.22 Updated

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

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

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

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

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

Andrew Lee on 2021-05-02 06:27

@juverax: Thanks, updated!

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calibre v5.17 Updated

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

calibre is a feature-rich e-book library management application with a variety of useful functions including viewer, editor, online book and news search/download, device-specific e-book conversion, batch metadata tools, and content server for online access to your collection.

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

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

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Trolltech
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "portable installer" and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch calibre-portable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: TEBookConverter
What's new? See: https://calibre-ebook.com/whats-new
Latest comments
AndTheWolf on 2020-07-17 14:13

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

JohnTHaller on 2020-07-20 20:36

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

hamasaki on 2021-03-27 00:23

Now at 5.14

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MZCacheView v2.02 Updated

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

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

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MZCacheView.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed to display the correct URL on the latest versions of Firefox.
  • Updated to read the expiration time on the latest versions of Firefox.
  • Fixed the automatic cache folder detection on the latest versions of Firefox.

SearchMyFiles v3.11 Updated

Andrew Lee on 1 May 2021

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

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

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SearchMyFiles.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: SwiftSearch
What's new?
  • Added option to change the sorting column from the menu (View -> Sort By). Like the column header click sorting, if you click again the same sorting menu item, it'll switch between ascending and descending order. Also, if you hold down the shift key while choosing the sort menu item, you'll get a secondary sorting.
  • Updated to work properly in high DPI mode.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2014-08-14 17:29

SearchMyFiles 2.50 is out.

Checker on 2014-08-14 18:34

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

MIKLO on 2018-04-06 14:57

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

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XnView v2.50 Updated

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

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

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

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a text file in the same folder called xnview.ini and paste in the following content:

    [Cache]
    SavingMode=1

    [Start]
    ParamsSavingMode=1
    SavingMode=1

  3. Launch xnview.exe

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

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

PapaiMark on 2020-05-18 22:38

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

JudyGarland on 2020-10-22 05:38

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

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POP Peeper v5.1.2 Updated

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

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

To enable secure connections, see forum instructions.

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

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

gbrao on 2021-02-18 23:27

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

gbrao on 2021-02-26 00:02

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

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

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

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WinMerge Portable v2.16.12 Updated

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

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

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

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

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

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

PAFuser on 2018-08-12 16:23

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

JohnTHaller on 2018-08-12 17:56

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

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PingInfoView v2.16 Updated

Andrew Lee on 28 Apr 2021
  • 86KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Mar 2021
  • Suggested by Checker

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

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

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PingInfoView.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed the 'Execute the following command on success ping (After previous failure)' option (Added in version 2.15) to work according to the 'Number of consecutive failed pings to trigger the failed command/sound alert' option. For example: if you set the 'Number of consecutive failed pings...' value to 3, and there are 2 failed pings and then a success ping, PingInfoView will not activate the success command.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2019-07-29 09:39

PingInfoView v1.86

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

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RedNotebook v2.22 Updated

Ennovy on 26 Apr 2021
  • 277MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Apr 2021
  • Suggested by Hydaral

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

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

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

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

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

Uups, sorry.
Changed back to v1.5.0

smaragdus on 2017-06-11 06:08

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

ashghost on 2017-09-09 01:36

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

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

I have not tested it for portability.

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Executor v1.0.6 Updated

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

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

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

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

freakazoid on 2018-07-28 02:05

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

Carl on 2020-09-08 18:31

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

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CurrPorts v2.65 Updated

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

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

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

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch cports.exe.

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

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

__philippe on 2018-03-13 09:09

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

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

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

Mendy on 2020-08-22 08:11

This will definitely come in handy

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Autoruns v13.100 Updated

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MoisheP on 2018-12-10 21:35

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

dmiranda on 2021-04-24 23:08

It doesn't work on XP anymore

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TagScanner v6.1.8 Updated

Ennovy on 21 Apr 2021
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Apr 2021
  • Suggested by scamme

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

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

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

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

v5.1.652 is Online!

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

Checker on 2014-09-01 21:32

@ EL_DeLino: Thanks ... and updated ;)

zorro on 2021-04-27 05:55

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

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SideSlide v4.80 Updated

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

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

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

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

klangenfarben on 2013-04-01 12:26

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

Midas on 2014-06-03 15:54

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

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PeaZip v7.9.0 Updated

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

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

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

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

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

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

webfork on 2014-11-16 18:56

AndTheWolf: Joby updated, thanks for the note

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

My experience with PeaZip is to go to:

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

Happy Holidays to everyone :)

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Audacity v3.0.2 Updated

Ennovy on 19 Apr 2021
  • 26MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Apr 2021
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

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

Cross platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

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

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty folder and name it Portable Settings in the same directory
  3. Launch Audacity.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Wavosaur
What's new? See:https://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Category:Release_Notes
Latest comments
quayden on 2019-02-22 01:16

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

webfork on 2019-02-22 13:52

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

qj3328 on 2019-11-07 16:16

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

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CPU-Z v1.96.0 Updated

SYSTEM on 18 Apr 2021

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

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

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

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

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

kleinkinstein on 2014-03-22 13:09

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

appsuser on 2019-09-03 23:47

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

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UltraSearch Free v3.1 Updated

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

webfork on 2020-10-01 23:19

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

AndTheWolf on 2021-04-17 19:37

Now at version 3.1.0.633

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i.Scribe v2.4.18 Updated

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

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

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

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

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

Falaffel on 2017-07-26 21:38

Hy,

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

webfork on 2017-07-27 04:07

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

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GIMP Portable v2.10.24-2 Updated

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

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

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

Alternatively, another portable package is X-Gimp.

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

Portable apps file appears to be missing.

webfork on 2013-07-10 00:22

hamasaki: works fine for me

JohnTHaller on 2013-07-10 13:27

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

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Caffeine v1.97 Updated

Midas on 11 Apr 2021

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

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

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

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

Checker on 2016-02-07 21:14

@smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

joscrcr83 on 2021-04-06 17:39

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

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NexusFile v5.4.1 Updated

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

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

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

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

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

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

PAFuser on 2021-04-01 20:39

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

johnmac150 on 2021-04-12 08:13

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

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ChromePass v1.55 Updated

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

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

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

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ChromePass.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: WebBrowserPassView
What's new?
  • Added new file type to save the passwords list: 'Firefox import/export csv file'. When you save the passwords in this file type, you can use the import feature of Firefox to import the saved passwords into Firefox: Import login data from a file
  • In order to save the passwords as 'Firefox import/export csv file', simply select the items you want to save (or press Ctrl+A to select all passwords), press Ctrl+S (Save Selected Items), choose 'Firefox import/export csv file' from the file type combo-box, type the filename to save and then click the 'Save' button to save the file.
Latest comments
GMan on 2014-12-06 23:30

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

obava on 2017-01-11 19:52

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

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EditPad Lite v8.2.2 Updated

Ennovy on 9 Apr 2021

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

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

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

Now at Version 7.6.4

AndTheWolf on 2020-01-29 18:50

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

Ennovy on 2021-03-31 10:06

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

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DiskInternals Linux Reader v4.8 Updated

SYSTEM on 6 Apr 2021
  • 79MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Apr 2021
  • Suggested by AlephX

DiskInternals Linux Reader provides several disk management tools in an easy-to-use interface. Most notably it includes a tool for reading disks formatted to to a variety of file systems for Mac and Linux, as well as virtual disks from VMware, VirtualBox, VirtualPC and Parallels (VMDK, VHD, VDI, HDS). The program can also create disk images. The interface includes a disk usage window, basic file search, and a preview option for pictures and text.

Can create disk images (.img and .dsk), including boot sector. Filesystems supported include: Ext2/3/4; ReiserFS, Reiser4; HFS, HFS+ (Mac OS); FAT, exFAT; NTFS, ReFS (next-gen Windows filesystem); UFS2; and in preview-only mode: ZFS, XFS, Hikvision NAS and DVR.

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

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. HKLM\SOFTWARE\DiskInternals, HKCU\Software\DiskInternals
License: Liteware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract the files with Universal Extractor to a temporary folder
  2. Launch LinuxReader.exe or LinuxReader64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
Similar/alternative apps: Explore2fs Portable Edition
Latest comments
webfork on 2017-03-01 19:13

Tested with Mac-formatted HFS+ drive today and this worked beautifully. Very easy and fast.

pfw70 on 2019-04-22 23:50

Tip: aside of Universal Extractor the .exe (Linux_Reader-v3.4.exe) can also be extracted with 7Zip, a portable version being availabe on this site, 7-ZipPortable.exe.
Also note that Linux_Reader v3.4 does not have a sub folder $INSTDIR anymore: LinuxReader.exe/LinuxReader64.exe can be found the base folder.

SYSTEM on 2019-05-10 00:43

@pfw70: Thanks, I removed the $INTDIR step from extraction instructions.

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foobar2000 v1.6.5 Updated

Ennovy on 6 Apr 2021
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Apr 2021
  • Suggested by Barrette

foobar2000 is an audio player with low memory footprint and native support for most popular audio formats. It includes CD ripping, format conversion, replay gain, audio normalization, equalization and more. Playlist display and keyboard shortcuts are both very customisable. Additional functionality available via a wide variety of plugins.

The program can edit song tags (album and song name, number, year etc.) based on the FreeDB Internet database and even rename the original songs based on these tags. A file format conversion tool is available, but must be enabled with external downloads. Can even fix some MP3s with corrupted file headers.

Windows 2000 users can download the last compatible version: 0.9.4.
Windows XP and Vista users, download last version from 1.5 series.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. Select "Portable installation" and choose the destination folder
  3. Launch foobar2000.exe
Similar/alternative apps: 1by1, Boom, Winyl
What's new? Full changelog at: https://foobar2000.org/changelog.
Latest comments
Special on 2021-03-12 08:10

v1.6.5 is currently "beta" fyi.

giulia on 2021-03-12 09:58

1.6.5 IS BETA !!!

freakazoid on 2021-03-12 15:01

I've rolled back the entry to 1.6.4.

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CCTime v1.01

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

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

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

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

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CCTime.exe.

AIMP v4.70.2248 Updated

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

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

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

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

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

Alternatively, AIMP Portable is stealth and automatically adjusts paths.

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

Great player! Thanx for sharing....

MIKLO on 2016-06-03 11:47

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

Peter202 on 2016-11-06 10:52

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

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VirtuaWin v4.5 Updated

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

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

Alternatively, a PortableApps version is also available.

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

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

bronex on 2021-04-06 01:37

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

Midas on 2021-04-08 07:32

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

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ProduKey v1.96 Updated

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

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

Category:
Runs on:WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ProduKey.exe.
What's new?
  • Updated to work properly in high DPI mode.
Latest comments
Voidwhereprohibited on 2010-04-02 04:12

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

Faust on 2010-06-07 15:00

What carbonize and Void said.

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

MIKLO on 2014-04-29 20:30

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

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Celestia Portable v1.6.2.2 Updated

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

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

Celestia Portable is a portable version of Celestia.

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

text is unreadable on this laptop I'm using.

Taf on 2011-08-30 13:38

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

shnbwmn on 2016-08-12 12:43

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

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PSPad v5.0.6 Updated

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

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

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

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

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

Shadeclan on 2012-09-14 14:46

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

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

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

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

rbon on 2019-12-25 18:09

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

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Video Duplicate Finder v2.0.8 New

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

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

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

Stellarium Portable v0.21.0 Updated

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

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

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

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch StellariumPortable.exe.
Latest comments
Midas on 2014-07-22 10:13

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

Foot on 2014-07-22 12:39

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

MIKLO on 2017-12-30 15:54

Very cool :)

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GnuCash Portable v4.5 Updated

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

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

GnuCash Portable is a portable version of the official program.

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

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

Carlos on 2009-03-04 09:29

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

Pablo on 2011-04-05 13:26

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

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PicPick v5.1.5 Updated

Andrew Lee on 1 Apr 2021
  • 30MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Mar 2021
  • Suggested by Cornflower

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

Alternatively, PicPick Portable is stealth and automatically adjusts paths.

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

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: ShareX
What's new?
  1. Fixed software security vulnerability
  2. Language updates
Latest comments
fullbug on 2015-09-24 01:32

Love this program, thanx!

dmocha on 2016-12-10 17:51

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

smaragdus on 2018-06-26 16:25

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

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RapidCRC Unicode v0.3.36 Updated

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

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

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

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

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

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

shoover on 2016-02-21 09:17

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

webfork on 2016-02-22 21:20

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

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