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µTorrent v3.5.5.45838 Updated Adware

billon on 21 Nov 2020
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Nov 2020
  • Suggested by Vurlix

µTorrent (or uTorrent) is a lightweight BitTorrent client that supports multiple simultaneous downloads, file level priorities, configurable bandwidth scheduler and speed limiters, even the ability to only run while user activity is detected. Also includes boss key, built-in search function and RSS capability for subscribed downloads.

Note that this software was changed to adware after being added to the Portable Freeware database.

Alternatively, µTorrent Portable is also available, which automatically adjusts paths.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Adware
How to extract:
  1. Download uTorrent.exe to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file called settings.dat in the same folder
  3. Launch uTorrent.exe
Similar/alternative apps: qBittorrent, Halite
What's new? See:
http://www.should.keepfree.de/utorrent_alltime_changelogs.txt
Latest comments
ashghost on 2017-12-24 23:19

@robzuc: see 'What is "portable"' on the "about" page: https://www.portablefreeware.com/about.php Not leaving stuff behind is not "stealth" in the parlance here, and uTorrent works fine when moving from machine to machine and saves your settings.

Peter202 on 2019-05-17 14:49

After i extracted uTorrent.exe 3.5.5 with 7-zip in the extracted folder there are couple of .dll files. Are they needed? Can i delete them?

billon on 2019-05-17 20:35

@Peter202:

No, only file you need is Carrier.exe renamed to uTorrent.exe
And created settings.dat

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DTaskManager v1.57.10 Updated

billon on 21 Nov 2020
  • 547KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Nov 2020
  • Suggested by rw14c

DTaskManager adds additional features above Windows' native Task Manager including batch termination and control over even protected system processes. The program can suspend and reactivate processes (useful for effectively "pausing" a program without closing) as well as automatically managing process priority. When ending a program, three different ways are available to kill a processes, including End, Quit, Kill and Kill Process Override for even increasingly stubborn programs.

Note: To save settings check "Save on exit" under the "Options" menu.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application Folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DTaskManager.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Daphne, Process Hacker, Task Manager DeLuxe
What's new? See:
https://www.softpedia.com/progChangelog/DTaskManager-Changelog-34426.html
Latest comments
Midas on 2015-12-11 21:30

@MIKLO: did you notice Windows 10 isn't listed under system requirements?

MIKLO on 2017-04-03 14:02

@Midas Oops Duh, I guess ya gotta be smarter than the software which I was not. lol Thanks for the heads up^
MIKLO

MIKLO on 2017-12-19 14:30

Now I can try because Windoze 10 is listed in system requirements.
MIKLO

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Q-Dir v8.99.9 Updated

billon on 19 Nov 2020
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Nov 2020
  • 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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calibre v5.5.0 Updated

billon on 13 Nov 2020
  • 140MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Nov 2020
  • 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
olliebean on 2018-02-24 08:29

Incidentally there's an official portable version available on the Calibre website (https://calibre-ebook.com/download_portable), which works fine and appears to be stealth. (No Trolltech keys.)

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.

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AutoHideDesktopIcons v4.44 Updated

billon on 9 Nov 2020
  • 164KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Nov 2020
  • Suggested by USBman

AutoHideDesktopIcons allows you to hide/unhide all desktop icons after a preset time.

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 "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AutoHideDesktopIcons_p.exe.
What's new? See:
https://softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/AutoHideDesktopIcons/History
Latest comments
donald on 2011-09-16 17:56

I will attempt to post on application website but ...
"Always start minimized (To Tray)" option does not work.

I have not seen changes occur to the configuration file (AutoHideDesktopIcons.ini) for this setting.

I will also ask about command line option to start minimized.

donald on 2011-09-22 00:45

Please note the immediate response of the developer.

This is a very nice and handy piece of software from a very prolific developer.

I have only seen first rate software from this developer.

freakazoid on 2013-12-02 00:03

Neat little app. Uses around 1.0 - 1.5MB RAM. GUI is a little ugly like all SoftwareOK apps, but you'll probably want to start this in the system tray and forget it! :)

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POP Peeper v5.0.3 Updated

billon on 21 Oct 2020
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Oct 2020
  • Suggested by falrob

POP Peeper is an email notifier that alerts you when you have new email on any of your accounts. You can also send emails using SMTP or through Webmail directly from POP Peeper.

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
Ding-A-Ling on 2017-12-07 11:29

Version 4.5.0.0 is now available.

Pendrive on 2020-09-14 23:34

This should now be marked as adware as, with the v5.0, I'm regularly seeing a banner saying stuff like: "Support POP Peeper by purchasing Pro or the Plus Pack https://www.esumsoft.com/buy/".

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.

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AlwaysMouseWheel v5.05 Updated

billon on 8 Oct 2020
  • 152KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Oct 2020
  • Suggested by lautrepay

AlwaysMouseWheel allows you to scroll (via mouse wheel) any window under the mouse, even if that window is not in the foreground. This is especially useful when referencing multiple windows without losing focus on the primary window (e.g. taking notes).

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 "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AlwaysMouseWheel_p.exe or AlwaysMouseWheel_x64_p.exe (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: WizMouse, DesktopOK
What's new? See:
https://softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/AlwaysMouseWheel/History
Latest comments
shnbwmn on 2016-01-21 21:45

Win 10 now includes this by default, for people who have upgraded and still thought they had to use this app :)

Midas on 2017-10-27 10:17

It should be noted that DesktopOK (see https://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=1692) also includes similar functionality...

webfork on 2017-10-29 22:11

@Midas: agreed, added to the "similar" apps

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Everything v1.4.1.992 Updated

billon on 19 Sep 2020
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by Drutt

Everything is a powerful search tool that locates files and folders by file name instantly, and includes an FTP and Web server interface. It also can search files by their contents. Unlike Windows search, Everything initially displays all files and folders on your computer. You simply type in part of the desired file name to limit what files and folders are displayed instantly. The more you type, the more specific the list becomes.

Note that the instant-search capability only works on NTFS/ReFS-formatted drives and only uses file and folder names in a file index. The program can separately catalog non-NTFS/ReFS and network servers for searching on a schedule.

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 "Portable" ZIP package depending on your OS and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Everything.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: HDDB, Ultra File Search Lite, UltraSearch
What's new? See:
https://www.voidtools.com/Changes.txt
https://www.voidtools.com/support/everything/whats_new/.
Latest comments
Nh on 2017-04-29 18:41

In case it does not remembers sort order, you have to edit 2 lines in Everything.ini:

sort=Type
always_keep_sort=1

__philippe on 2019-01-26 04:54

Everything v1.4.1.932

Cumulative detailed changelog: https://www.voidtools.com/Changes.txt

Bruce on 2020-07-30 21:07

This is a great program. I've found very helpful tracking down misplaced or seemingly lost files.

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XMPlay Portable v3.8.5 Updated

billon on 3 Sep 2020
  • 626KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by Ed Brownstein

XMPlay is a skinnable audio player that plays all major audio formats and includes gapless playback, effects, equalizer, net streaming. More features are available using plugins, including visualizations, more format support, cover art and more. Note that the library and playlist will not work as you change PCs.

Can play MP3, WMA, M4A, OGG and more, as well as output to WAV, MP3 OGG etc. (via external encoders).

Alternatively, XMPlay is natively portable but does not automatically adjust library and playlist paths: download the ZIP package, extract to a folder of your choice and launch xmplay.exe.
Also, you can always download the "Latest stuff" version.

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
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch XMPlayPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: foobar2000
What's new?
  • Improved support for filetype association on Windows 10.
  • Optional capitalisation of tag names in "Message" info.
  • Playback position is included in tray icon tooltip.
  • "Save track position upon closing" option now applies when paused/stopped too.
  • Relative paths in saved playlists now use ".." to traverse parent folders.
  • Saved playlists can be set to use back or forward slashes in paths.
  • Bringing XMPlay to foreground when opening files from Windows Explorer is now optional.
  • M3U8 extension added to filetype association options.
  • Detection of OPL instruments in OMPT files.
  • Optional checking for beta updates.
  • Fix to stop paused playback auto-resuming after system sleep.
  • Fix for soundcard detection in Windows 10 v2004 ("Microsoft Sound Mapper" renamed to "Default").
  • Fix/workaround for HE-AAC seeking bug in Windows 10 AAC decoder.
Latest comments
TP109 on 2015-01-03 03:45

@smaragdus Thanks. I downloaded it. BTW, XMPlay archives older versions here: https://support.xmplay.com/files.php?id=20

The problem seems to be related to plugins. It's working now. See post at un4seen forums here:
http://www.un4seen.com/forum/?topic=16287.0

Checker on 2016-02-26 18:34

There's a v3.8.2.3 available.
See: http://www.un4seen.com/

dbonnell1972 on 2016-12-08 17:11

I used to use WinAmp (over the years became bloated and tool forever to load), then tried Cool Player (good, but not enough features for me). XM Player is the perfect balance - super fast, reliable (so far), flexible, and customizable. J.U.S.T. Perfect!

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RegScanner v2.60

billon on 20 Aug 2020
  • 98KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Aug 2020
  • Suggested by FlightGeek

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

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch RegScanner.exe.
What's new?
  • Added option to filter the search by the owner of the Registry key. You can choose to search only Registry key with specific owners, or to exclude specific owners from the search. You can specify multiple Registry key owners as comma-delimited list, for example: SYSTEM, TrustedInstaller
Latest comments
patrickdrd on 2019-06-21 05:22

my mistake, I was referring to registryfinder

Midas on 2019-06-21 14:12

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

Special on 2020-06-04 16:53

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

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Core Temp v1.16

billon on 8 Aug 2020
  • 914KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Jun 2020
  • Suggested by JohnW

Core Temp is a small footprint yet powerful program to monitor processor temperature and other vital system information. The program can track temperatures on individual processor cores, useful for advanced diagnostics or checking that cooling tools are functioning properly.

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 "standalone version" ZIP package (32 or 64-bit) and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Core Temp.exe.
What's new? New:
  • Intel 10th generation CPU support (Cannon/Ice/Comet Lake).
  • Package Power reading for AMD Zen based CPUs.
  • Very preliminary Intel Tiger Lake support.
  • Preliminary AMD Renoir support.
  • AMD Picasso detection.
  • Intel Lakefield detection.
Changed:
  • Expand available information on unsupported Intel CPUs.
  • Improve stepping detection on supported Intel CPUs.
  • Frequency detection changes for Nahelem/Westmere to make it consistent with newer Intel CPUs.
Fixed:
  • System hangs during ATI SMBus dump in AIDA64.
  • Crash when display DPI changes.
  • Crash when opening Settings dialog.
  • Main window incorrectly resized when display DPI changes.
  • High CPU usage on unsupported Intel CPUs.
Latest comments
I am Baas on 2013-06-04 03:39

@webfork
There's a "More downloads..." link on the developer's Website. "How to extract" mentions that, but nunz failed to RTFT.

webfork on 2013-06-04 20:23

Baas: no prob, thanks for direct-linking the 32 and 64-bit versions. Adding a notice about the adware version.

TP109 on 2014-09-05 05:39

In spite of the adware issues, I think this is the easiest-to-use and to setup CPU temperature application. It's on all my PCs and I've never had a problem with it. Just set it and forget it. The digital temperature display in the system tray is very visible and useful when resource-heavy apps are running. I'm surprised this isn't rated higher.

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streamWriter v5.5.1.0

billon on 8 Aug 2020
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Aug 2020
  • Suggested by I am Baas

streamWriter is a feature-rich Internet radio client with the ability to record both the played stream and any number of other stations simultaneously. The program includes a searchable browser for thousands of available sources of every kind (rock, rap, talk, sports etc.), an audio splitter that looks for silence to separate tracks, and includes a basic player for recorded files. The program supports scheduled recordings, audio file wish list and block list, equalizer and allows connections with the streamWriter community to report on available radio streams.

Functional in 64-bit. Add-ons are available for additional features such as audio conversion, post-processing and tag edition.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the "portable without installation" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch streamwriter.exe
  3. When prompted, choose "Save data to application path"

Optionally, enable Addons in the File - Settings - Addons menu and check boxes next to required Addons, which will download automatically to the application folder.
Similar/alternative apps: RadioSure, Screamer Radio, Pocket Radio Player
What's new?
  • Added new category "Appearance" to settings.
  • Genre can now be written to tags of saved files.
  • Search parameters of the stream browser are saved now.
  • Fixed some bugs.
  • Updated libraries.
Latest comments
webfork on 2015-09-07 21:37

freakazoid: Cool, thanks. I've been using this program for years now and I never noticed that.

afh on 2015-09-08 15:14

Is it possible to connect via proxy which requires user and password?

freakazoid on 2015-09-08 17:29

afh: Doesn't look like you can add a user and password for the HTTP proxy. You could try something like 'user:password@yourstream.com' for the host. This might work, but I'm not sure.

If that doesn't work, you could request this feature from the developer.

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tinySpell v1.9.63

billon on 10 Jun 2020
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Jun 2020
  • Suggested by joby_toss

tinySpell allows you to easily and quickly check and correct the spelling in any Windows application. It watches your typing on the fly and alerts you whenever it detects a misspelled word. The program can also check the spelling of text that you copy to the clipboard.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch tinySpellp.exe.
What's new? See:
http://tinyspell.numerit.com/history.htm
Latest comments
Midas on 2015-11-19 14:33

... but it only mentions changes in the paid version for this release.

The freeware still provides English (American or British), French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian support only -- Hunspell compatibility is only available in the paid version.

NickR on 2015-11-20 16:48

@Midas 'but it only mentions changes in the paid version for this release1'

;-) you hit the nail on the head

Ennovy on 2020-06-10 09:35

Version 1.9.63 released today

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FUPX v3.1

billon on 14 May 2020
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 May 2020
  • Suggested by jack

FUPX (formerly Free UPX) allows you to compress or decompress EXE, DLL, OCX, BPL, CPL and other files. It offers easy access to all documented and undocumented UPX parameters without the need for accessing the command-line.

The program is an advanced interface for the UPX (Ultimate Packer for eXecutables). It uses the Microsoft Portable Executable and COFF Specification.

Alternatively, FUPX Portable is in PortableApps.com Format and includes both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the app.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch fupx.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PortableApps AppCompactor
What's new? See:
http://www.pazera-software.com/products/free-upx/#changelog
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-02-22 13:39

For the Facebook-allergic crowd, might as well use directly the original Command-Line UPX engine:

Terse CLI simplicity:

upx  -l sample1.exe  (Checking whether PE is packed with UPX)
upx -d sample1.exe  (Decompressing an UPX-packed PE)
upx     sample2.exe  (Compressing a plain PE)


UPX engine additional pointers:
https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=85420#p85420

gbrao on 2018-09-18 23:40

FUPX v2.5 seems to only support UPX 3.95 64-bit ( not 32-bit).

jack on 2018-09-19 12:51

@gbrao
There was an error in the script creating the distribution files. It was my mistake, not a deliberate act.
I uploaded the corrected file FUPX_PORTABLE.7z to the server and now everything should be OK.
Hint: To set the 32-bit version of UPX, click the "Options" button on the toolbar. Then, on the "UPX version" list, select "3.95 32-bit" and click "Close".
Sorry for the inconvenience.

@smaragdus
I removed the "Facebook" button from the toolbar.

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FocusWriter v1.7.6

billon on 22 Apr 2020
  • 138MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Apr 2020
  • Suggested by Pyromaniac

FocusWriter is a full-screen word processor that aims for a distraction-free, immersive way to write and edit. The minimalist interface puts options and tools on the edge of the screen and auto-saves progress. Upon relaunch, the program reloads your last file to make make it easy to jump back into your work.

Alternatively, FocusWriter Portable is stealth and automatically adjusts paths.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Leaves multiple Qt-related registry keys.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download "Windows (Portable)" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FocusWriter.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed: Did not load locales with underscores.
  • Translation updates: Slovenian, Swedish, Turkish.
Latest comments
JohnTHaller on 2013-06-30 17:03

AndTheWolf - It's fixed. Some editors keep pointing to static URLs instead of the download page for some reason. So, when it's updated, the download winds up wrong.

__philippe on 2018-03-31 15:31

Belatedly noticed FocusWriter's hefty 138MB footprint,
a tad rich for an alleged "minimalistic" word processor...;-)

webfork on 2018-04-11 22:29

philippe: true. I'll add a note that the minimalism refers to the interface.

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7-Zip Theme Manager v2.1.1

freakazoid on 2 Apr 2020
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Apr 2010
  • Suggested by zak_711

7-Zip Theme Manager allows you to change the toolbar and file-type icons for the 7-Zip archive manager.

Instructions are available to modify 7-zip Portable (thanks SYSTEM).

Note: To obtain a set of icons for use with the program, download v2.1 and extract the "toolbar" and "filetype" directories to the same directory as 7zTM.exe.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: 7-Zip: v9.23 alpha or higher, Administrative Rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch 7zTM.exe.
Latest comments
deviant on 2011-06-02 10:55

for 7zip portable users: http://rudeboyses.deviantart.com/art/7-Zip-v9-20-Theme-Pack-211366177

only 1 theme though

the_watcher on 2011-06-02 17:26

you can use it with the portable version, too...see my post here : http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=36274

Magibon on 2011-06-28 07:07

sorry guys..
i didn't see the comments about 2.1 needing .NET :(
i changed it back...

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SumatraPDF v3.2

billon on 16 Mar 2020
  • 12MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Mar 2020
  • Suggested by Darkbee

SumatraPDF is a lightweight, tabbed document reader for a variety of formats. Includes a wide variety of views including table of contents, rotation, facing pages, book view (2 pages side-by-side), full screen and presentation mode. Includes support for bookmarks, command-line arguments, hotkeys, and more. Additionally, SumatraPDF can function as a portable browser plugin. Supported formats include PDF, eBooks (EPUB, MOBI, FB2/FB2Z, PDB, TCR), Comic Books (CBZ/CBR/CBT/CB7Z), DJVU, CHM, XPS, TXT, images (JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, J2K, WEBP, TGA) and PostScript documents (PS/EPS, AI, PRN - requires Ghostscript).

Alternatively, Sumatra Portable adjusts recently used and most used file paths.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SumatraPDF.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: STDU Viewer
What's new?
  • Upgraded core PDF parsing rendering to latest version of mupdf. Faster, less bugs.
  • Support for multiple windows.
  • Improved management of favorites.
  • Dropped support for Windows XP. Use 3.1.2 on XP.
Latest comments
ripu on 2015-12-24 06:46

Ignore my previous comment. I am an idiot. It actually uses an old version of Sumatra, which was faster and lighter.

Midas on 2015-12-24 15:59

@ripu: you shouldn't be so hard on yourself, mistakes happen. :)

KJO on 2020-03-15 20:45

Version 3.2 (2020) no longer supports XP (last XP version is 3.1.2)

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Date Reminder v3.36

billon on 7 Mar 2020
  • 262KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Mar 2020
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Date Reminder alerts you to both recurring and nonrecurring events, like birthdays, bills to pay, appointments etc. The reminders are listed in chronological order. Reminders can be marked "done", i.e. "dealt with". Past events will remain in the list until they are marked "done". An advance notice marker can be set a number of days before an event.

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 Reminder.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new?
  • Auto start option: improved handling of (possibly) obsolete installations.
  • Bugfix INI file option: KeepList did not work.
Latest comments
Cornflower on 2017-01-20 14:36

I agree with dot that there are some nice options, and in addition, the list is in text format, and I have it set to autocreate CSV format so I can look at all, say, upcoming Canadian elections (I have all kinds of things in mine) and import into other programs. The author revisits most of his tools about once a year, and for utilities that is pretty good. After over a decade, I am still using Reminder.

spicydog on 2017-03-20 07:46

Can someone please post a working download link for Datetrac v12.9?

Thanks :)

MIKLO on 2017-11-28 12:07

spicydog yeah I have also not been able to find a download link for any version of Datetrac
MIKLO

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Stickies v10.0d

billon on 26 Feb 2020

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

Alternatively, Stickies Portable is available.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and install to the default folder
  2. Copy folder Stickies to your preferred place
  3. Uninstall the program
  4. Create an empty file called stickies.ini in the application folder
  5. Launch stickies.exe
Similar/alternative apps: 7 Sticky Notes, Stickypaper
What's new? See:
https://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/stickies/versions.html
Latest comments
Ding-A-Ling on 2018-01-10 14:34

Version is now: v9.0e.

billon on 2019-12-25 13:24

Alternative extraction method:

Open installer in 7-Zip like "Parser" (File > 7-Zip > Open archive > # or File > Open Inside #);
You'll see four ZIPs inside;
In 2.zip - stickies.exe, in 4.zip - stickies.chm, in 6.zip - stickies8.ssk, which should be in "skins" folder, and in 8.zip - mdb2db.exe, which seems converts data DB to the new format and only need if you upgrade from the previous version.

pipperu on 2019-12-26 19:00

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

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SearchMyFiles v3.10

billon on 16 Jan 2020

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:
  • 'Enter Key Action' option (under the Options menu), which allows you to choose what to do when you press the Enter key: No Action, Open Properties Window, Open Selected File, Open With..., Open Folder, Select File In Explorer.
  • 'Double-Click Action' option, which which allows you to choose what to do when you double-click a file - No Action, Open Properties Window, Open Selected File, Open With..., Open Folder, Select File In Explorer. This option replaces the previous 'Open File On Double-Click' option.
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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Pazera Free Audio Extractor v2.10

webfork on 4 Nov 2019
  • 34MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Oct 2019
  • Suggested by jack

Pazera Free Audio Extractor takes the audio from most major video files without loss of sound quality or converts them to a variety of common audio formats. The program can also behave as a simple conversion tool from one audio format to another (e.g. AAC to MP3).

Some supported formats include (audio) MP3, AAC, AC3, WMA, M4A, FLAC, OGG, WAV, ALAC, WavPack, AIFF; (video) AVI, FLV, MP4, MPG, MOV, RM, 3GP, WMV, VOB, MKV, WebM and OGV.

Note: By default, the program will extract/convert to MP3. Select "Try extract original audio stream" to avoid re-encoding. This is faster, but may result in a format some devices can't read. Additionally, the program has a number of predefined settings (profiles) specially designed for novice users. More advanced users can easily customize audio encoding parameters with output parameters.

Category:
Runs on: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 AudioExtractor.exe or AudioExtractor64.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary languages and styles.
Similar/alternative apps: fre:ac, Free Audio Extractor
What's new? See:
http://www.pazera-software.com/products/audio-extractor/#changelog
Latest comments
bitcoin on 2018-02-28 12:02

nice program, i use all the time

should be a pause button and also if the program is minimized the popup screen wont close when finished, have to close the entire program. other than that excellent

bitcoin on 2019-11-04 11:58

forum topic goes to the wrong thread

webfork on 2019-11-04 21:45

@bitcoin - fixed forum link, good catch

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MemPad v3.66

billon on 30 Sep 2019
  • 449KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Sep 2019
  • Suggested by alphasurfer

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

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

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new?
  • System tray left click: brings window to the foreground, if it does not have the focus.
  • If password input window is aborted: warning message will only show once and not again.
  • Encrypted file, stand-by or hibernate: password is asked again after resuming
    Export window adjustments.
  • Bugfixes:
    • System tray icon resolution;
    • Launcher.txt, Lookup.txt issue with relative paths.
  • PureBasic compiler 5.71.
Latest comments
Cornflower on 2015-01-02 21:32

@hamasaki, To save notes to DropBox , use the Export function, and Export to your Dropbox location.

Cornflower on 2015-01-02 21:37

Printing! I don't know where I saw it, but to Print from Mempad, Export (Page, Node, or Structure), then in the dialogue box, tick "Open the file" and "with program:" and type in notepad.exe /p (or as I do, ted.exe /p -- see ted.exe at http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=858)

hamasaki on 2015-05-01 15:25

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

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RIOT (Radical Image Optimization Tool) v0.6.2

billon on 7 May 2019
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 May 2019
  • Suggested by ashghost

RIOT (Radical Image Optimization Tool) presents a before-and-after image compression view that allows you to reduce file size of an image into JPG, PNG, or GIF format. Includes optional metadata removal, batch operations, compression to a target file size, transparency options, and other common editing functions (flip, rotate, zoom, pan). Notable versus similar software in the ability to gradually reduce the available colors one-by-one (7, 8, 9, 10...), not just milestones of 16, 32, 64 etc.

The program is also available as a plugin for XnView, GIMP, or Irfanview (see website).

Functional in Linux using Wine. Many of the official entries here on PortableFreeware have used RIOT for compression. Note that the installer version of this program is considered adware.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create two empty text files: Riot.ini and Riot-external-tools.ini in that folder
  3. Launch Riot.exe
Similar/alternative apps: FileOptimizer
What's new? Added:
  • Minimum compression setting to PNG (zlib level 1). This is useful for using with an external optimizer or reducing colors before final compression.
  • PNG compression settings “minimum” and “low” are always remembered upon program restart if save settings on exit is enabled.
Changed:
  • Improved check for updates procedure. Now enabled by default. Does not create temporary files anymore.
Fixed:
  • Clipboard lock.
  • Keep original date/time if in-place optimization.
  • Prevent delete of original if in-place optimization and “Delete original files” are used.
  • Keep original file extension when saving files in batch.
  • Keep original file extension when saving files from the main window.
  • File extension filter when using the Save As dialog for less common JPEG extensions.
  • Render images after Auto resize dialog is discarded.
  • Multi-monitor issue: restore position only if the saved position would be inside the visible area.
  • Overriding settings in “Auto, Custom Format mode” did not switched the mode the Manual.
  • “Auto, Custom Format mode” blending transparency for JPEG format (white color used now by default instead of black, but should use the last chosen color).
Latest comments
Ruby on 2013-08-19 22:15

@Checker The zip download is for 0.5.0; it appears 0.4.6 is only available as installer

Checker on 2013-08-20 17:22

@ Ruby: I changed to v0.5.0 again, but added a note.

juvera on 2013-10-11 23:40

Fortiguard running on their web server blocks all downloads.

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Ant Movie Catalog v4.2.2.2

billon on 18 Feb 2019
  • 18MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Feb 2019
  • Suggested by Hank7

Ant Movie Catalog helps to manage your collection of movies DVDs, CDs and tapes. It is able to import information from IMDB (US), DVDFR (FR), Allociné (FR), Culturalia (ES) and lots of others using scripts. It also imports media information such as codec, bitrates, resolution, framerate and size, and exports to HTML, CSV and SQL. You can store cover pictures directly within the catalog, or link to external images files in PNG, JPEG and GIF formats. Additional features include loan management and statistics charts.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the "portable" RAR package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MovieCatalog.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: EMDB
What's new? See:
https://antp.be/software/moviecatalog/history
Latest comments
djuRa on 2009-07-01 12:09

Software looking very nice, I will fill my movies to it...
Thank you

soulsnake on 2011-09-06 12:38

Ant Movie Catalog Unofficial 3.7.0.1

An unofficial version has been released recently fixed some bugs and adding a lot of nice features like Thumbnails viewer, HTML template viewer, etc.
In addition, it is 100% compatible with older versions.


The main changes affected by the unofficial version 3.7.0 (27/08/11) from version 3.5.1:

- Grouping has been improved to take into account the different values of multiple fields (ex: champs Category)
- Add 'Sort by' menu like 'Group by' menu to sort movie list easier.
- Add 'Thumbnails Viewer' to display movie list as thumbnails.
- Add a HTML viewer to display information of movies according to HTML template selected
- Ability to display the list across the width of the screen.
- Add random button to select a movie in the list randomly.
- Add keyboard shortcut CTRL+T to expand all movies in groups and CTRL+SHIF+T to collapse them.
- The problem that prevented to clear the date on some operating systems (Windows Vista, 7) has been fixed.
- Fix some missing translations.
- Fix some minor bugs.

For more details, go to download link:
http://forum.antp.be/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=4844

Emka on 2011-12-26 19:49

v4.1.0.2 is available, dont know if still portable

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PDF-XChange Viewer v2.5.322.10

webfork on 6 Apr 2019
  • 20MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Dec 2018
  • Suggested by Myles

PDF-XChange Viewer is a feature-rich program that displays multiple PDF documents within a tabbed interface. Edit features include the ability to rotate documents, add comments/annotations to any PDF file, apply custom stamps from any image/PDF file/Windows clipboard, mark-up pages with text and objects, and type directly on any PDF page in "Typewriter" mode.

The program supports exporting to BMP/JPEG/TIFF/PNG etc., or extracting text from a PDF page/file. Additional features include capturing the document with the snapshot tool (copies an area to clipboard), measuring tools for distance, area and perimeter, and more. A recommended picture-to-text OCR plugin is available (thanks Bruce) as is a PDF help file.

Reported as functional on Mac/Linux under WINE. Alternatively, PDF-XChange Viewer Portable adjusts paths, with an OCR plugin and help file available from the website as separate downloads.

Note:

  • This program has mostly been replaced by PDF-XChange Editor (also portable), which has some additional features.
  • For 64-bit, see forum post

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Optionally, delete unnecessary language files and install OCR plugin
  3. Launch PDFXCview.exe
Similar/alternative apps: SumatraPDF, PDF-XChange Editor, STDU Viewer
What's new? See:
https://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-viewer/history
Latest comments
Midas on 2016-03-27 20:32

FYI, additional languages OCR downloads are available from http://www.tracker-software.com/pdf-xchange-viewer-ocr ...

Mixture on 2017-02-07 16:30

@zorro:
I updated my default PDF viewer (PDF-XChange Viewer 2.5.320) today. Tracker Software still updates the Viewer.
Why don't I use the PDF-XChange Editor? Simple, I need a PDF viewer, not an editor.

PAFuser on 2017-06-30 15:11

Mixture is correct. Only need as viewer with able to add text comment (download utility bills and mark date paid, less paper stored).

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Qsel v2.26

billon on 26 Aug 2018

Qsel is a flexible program launcher with categories and icons. It supports easy configuration of launcher items via drag-and-drop.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch Qsel.exe
  3. Optionally, right-click on the window and select "Keep Window opened?" to keep Qsel around after you launch an application
What's new?
  • Run as Administrator (triggers UAC prompt):
    • occasional: hold Ctrl+Shift & click
    • always: see configuration, "run" picklist (at bottom).
Latest comments
Midas on 2012-09-14 15:58

I'm having the same problem with another launcher, and horst explanation seems pretty accurate to me...

Napiophelios on 2015-03-15 16:22

I have used this program for a long time and I really like it;
I have always used it to launch programs,
but recently I have been using it to launch shortcuts to folders
and 2 out of 3 times that I do it,it crashes explorer.

Has any one else had this happen?

aazard on 2020-11-12 07:03

Note: 2020-11-12, still 100% functional, VERY nice option at its size

- v2.26 (x86) is infact 86kb, if reduced to exe, its needed ini/chw files & help/readmes combined to 1 txt file.

- only 2 programs that "still function 100% as of posting date" exist:

- VNChelper, at 80kb is SUPER NICE, its hard to pick between Qsel and VNChelper, they differ only in UI & 6kb file size... but I'm going Qsel for same function and 6kb SAVED.

- Then Popsel are smaller at 74kb, which is from same author and is funcationally the same with no "window" section, just a minimalist "fly-out" menu like Linux's "flux or black box" menus

(all reducing size with same readme method and UPX compressed via lmza)

All 3: Qsel, VNChelper and Popsil are FANTASTIC byte for byte

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PopSel v2.57

billon on 3 Jul 2018

PopSel offers simple pop-up menus for the Desktop or the Quick Launch Tray. Launch programs, batch files, documents or web links through popup menus.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PopSel.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Qsel
What's new?
  • New features:
    • Run as Administrator (triggers UAC prompt):
      occasional: hold Ctrl+Shift & click
      always: see configuration, "run" picklist (at bottom);
    • Column break by separator symbol "|" (UI: Ctrl + separator button).
  • PureBasic compiler 5.62.
Latest comments
ChemZ on 2015-01-16 08:39

Not your average program launcher.... best used with StrokeIt.

aazard on 2020-11-12 07:19

THE MOUSE THAT ROARED: https://youtu.be/-E35OMfL4A4

I wont keep reposting the same info see VNChelper and Qsel for other still functional options as of 2020-11-12.

BUT Popsel is the smallest, fastest and lightest on resources @ a mere 74kb.

It is from same author as Qsel and is functionally the same, BUT with no "window" section, just a minimalist "fly-out" menu like Linux's "flux or black box" menus.

Super speedy little guy, designed for the power user or IT tech with MANY small tools on USB looking for an ideal mobile launch platform that will run on a TOASTER as long as it has 640kb of memory to space

Can auto run apps, etc etc... I suggest a good look at the readme to get the most out of it

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Defraggler v2.22.995

billon on 10 Oct 2019
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 May 2018
  • Suggested by atao.m

Defraggler improves drive performance by organizing data at a file system level. Since files over time spread out over a drive, occasional "defragmentation" can help reduce drive seek time. Uniquely, Defraggler can function at a file or folder-level to help clean up specific areas, or the whole disk. The program will also list fragmented files and their locations.

The package includes both 32-bit and a 64-bit versions, as well as a command line program. This tool is not recommended for SSD drives or other flash-based media.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrative rights
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract Defraggler.exe or Defraggler64.exe (for 64-bit OS), and optionally Lang directory to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a blank text file in the same folder, paste the following:

    #PORTABLE#

    and save it as portable.dat
  3. Launch Defraggler.exe or Defraggler64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: WinContig
What's new? See:
https://www.ccleaner.com/news/release-announcements
Latest comments
__philippe on 2013-07-22 13:58

For quick-and-dirty, single file specific defrag job, I tend to favor Sysinternals' Mark Russinovich CLI implementation (as in Clean-and-Lean-Interface...;-)

Blindlingy fast, small footprint (208k) Contig.exe V1.7

http://download.sysinternals.com/files/Contig.zip

__philippe

Checker on 2014-03-25 14:25

:D
Sorry, I really missed that.

webfork on 2014-03-29 16:12

Thanks checker

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PassMark OSFMount v2.0.1001 Updated

freakazoid on 4 Nov 2020
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by Stone Tablet

OSFMount is a collection of virtual drive tools that allows mounting local disk image files as a drive letter, RAM disks and mounting CD or DVD images (for simplicity or speed). Supported image types include IMG, DD, ISO, BIN, NRG, SDI, AFF, AFM, AFD, VMDK (used by VMware), VHD (Virtual PC) and more.

The program is ideal for machines without a CD/DVD drive and, as most images are bit-for-bit copies of disk partitions, many programs will treat them as the real thing, enabling programs that require a program disc. For disk images, the program can give access to these files without booting or other required visualization software. RAM disks have a variety of uses including high speed caches, programs with frequent/intense disk reads/writes and some database applications.

Command line tools are also included.

Note: The developer warns: "it is recommended that 64-bit Windows is used when large disk image files are to be mounted."

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_OSFMOUNT

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\OSFMount
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Move the files in {app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch OSFMount.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Portable WinCDEmu, DiskInternals Linux Reader, CDmage
What's new?
  • Updated/added warning and error messages when using format option on command line when specifying a ram drive that is smaller than 260MB.
  • Fixed issue with detecting partitions for ImageUSB images.
  • Microsoft signed OSFMount.sys driver for Windows 10.
Latest comments
Portable Reviewer on 2015-09-15 12:36

@Midas CDmage works like a charm unlike PassMark OSFMount despite "being ancient". Nothing ancient about it. PassMark OSFMount couldn't detect my image file properly as @freakazoid experienced. In fact very few free portable mount tools could handle my image file properly. I'm surprised you don't use CDmage to mount......

billon on 2019-04-07 13:48

Updated to v3.0.1000 and... see more in the forum topic

freakazoid on 2020-11-04 14:58

I tried to mount a .bin/.cue combination with OSFMount last night and it froze completely. Used up 30% of the CPU and disk I/O used up 1GB/sec. Windows Explorer wouldn't load as well. Had to do a hard restart to fix the problem.

Ended up using CDmage again to extract some files!

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WirelessNetView v1.75

billon on 16 Oct 2018
  • 86KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Oct 2017
  • Suggested by guinness

WirelessNetView is a small utility that monitors the activity of wireless networks around you. The program runs in the background and displays SSID, Last Signal Quality, Average Signal Quality, Detection Counter, Authentication Algorithm, Cipher Algorithm, MAC Address, RSSI, Channel Frequency, Channel Number and more.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch WirelessNetView.exe
  3. Optionally, download oui.txt to the same folder to show the company name associated with the MAC address (e.g. Intel network devices always start with code 00A092)
Similar/alternative apps: WifiInfoView
What's new?
  • Added 'MAC Addresses List' option (Ctrl+F8), which allows you to create a list of MAC addresses and their description. The description specified in this list will be displayed under the 'Description' column. The MAC addresses list is saved in 'WirelessNetView_MAC_List.txt' located in the same folder of WirelessNetView.exe.
Latest comments
Midas on 2016-02-05 12:23

http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=21445

@__philippe: though less disguised, you'll meet Further Discussion here, too. ;)

__philippe on 2016-02-05 13:23

Leaner is better, that's my motto !
Give Midas a cigar for a tighter URL...;-)

MIKLO on 2016-09-01 15:02

@_philippe I couldn't agree more, this program does exactly what I want and need without a lot of worthless things taking up space, and doing nothing or very little. Thanks for a great program.
MIKLO

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Media Player Classic - Home Cinema v1.7.13

SYSTEM on 21 Jan 2018
  • 41MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by Rick

Media Player Classic - Home Cinema (MPC-HC) is a lightweight player with broad format support. It includes keyboard shortcuts, audio/video controls, a web interface for remote control and more. The program is derived from Media Player Classic (MPC), a media player that mimics the interface of Windows Media Player 6.4, and adds support for EVR rendering, H.264 and VC-1 video hardware acceleration, bugfixes, additional languages, decoders and more.

Alternatively, there is an unofficial updated build.

Versions from WinPenPack and PortableApps are also available: X-MediaPlayerClassic_HomeCinema and Media Player Classic - Home Cinema Portable.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP or 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete unnecessary language files
  3. Create an empty text file and name it mpc-hc.ini or mpc-hc64.ini
  4. Launch mpc-hc.exe or mpc-hc64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: SMPlayer
What's new? See:
https://mpc-hc.org/changelog/
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-04-05 15:45

@starshakur

.ini fixed, innit ? ...;-)

billon on 2017-07-16 19:12

"v1.7.13, the latest, and probably the last release of our project…"
:(

MIKLO on 2017-08-26 13:58

No matter what IMO Media Player Classic has always been, and will always be the best overall Media Player. I've been using for a very long time on many different OS's and it fulfilled my needs on all of them. I like the look and all the rest, maybe I'm being partial but so what it works 4me :) Great job by the makers so thanks for the hard work.
MIKLO

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Greenfish Icon Editor Pro v3.6

billon on 15 Sep 2017
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by risk

Greenfish Icon Editor Pro is a tool for creating icons, animated or static cursors and other small images. Can extract icons and cursors from executable files and icon libraries, batch convert image files to icons or other image formats and supports advanced selection handling (marquee, lasso and wand tools, saving/loading selections from files). Offers various gradient styles for filling shapes, and includes many filters such as remove matte, drop shadow, inner/outer glow and bevel etc.

The program opens and saves in ICO, CUR, ANI, PNG, XPM, BMP, JPEG, WebP and TGA formats and creates icons and cursors up to 256x256 @ 32-bit, which can also be PNG-compressed for use in Vista and above.

Include Greenfish Image Converter (for processing TIFF and SVG files), which requires .NET Framework 3.5.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder). Alternatively, a PortableApps version is also available: Greenfish Icon Editor Pro Portable.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch gfie32.exe or gfie64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new?
  • New:
    • Linux support;
    • Load/Save WebP, Portable AnyMap and TGA (Targa) files;
    • Contrast adjustment in Exposure dialog.
  • Improved: RGB Formulae (alpha adjustment, new operations).
Latest comments
olliebean on 2013-06-15 14:44

WARNING: this no longer comes as a direct download of the zip, but as an executable downloader which downloads the zip, but in the process you have to decline installation of about four different annoyanceware toolbars and addons. Also the downloader itself is not portable; it leaves folders in AppData.

thepiney on 2013-06-18 21:24

When you click the download link, a page opens with the download, just un-check the "Use our download manager and get recommended downloads" box. You'll get the zip file that you want. My Avast keeps blocking the site/file so I just disabled. After download I checked using VirusTotal and comes up clean.

billon on 2017-04-06 10:17

If you want load/save WebP under XP, DL v.0.5.0 -
https://storage.googleapis.com/downloads.webmproject.org/releases/webp/index.html

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ArtSage v2.00.0001

webfork on 10 Nov 2019
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Jan 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

ArtSage is a lightweight image viewer that displays the image files in a folder tree. The program includes a slideshow, layout, collage, favorites, and transitions. It can rotate the view, find file names in a series, rename, and more. Format support includes BMP, EMF, GIF, ICO, JPG, PNG and TIF files.

The program can even create an automated slideshow, where the EXE is placed together with all the images for display from storage media (CD, USB memory stick etc.). Launching the EXE will immediately display the images in slideshow mode.

NOTE: site offline, linking to softpedia and archive.org

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch artsage.exe
  3. Select a folder and press the Escape key to close program
  4. Do one of the following:

    • Open artsage.ini and edit the [portable] section, setting "savefolder=FALSE"
    or

    • Right-click on the interface and select "Settings -> Save Folder"
Similar/alternative apps: JPEGView
What's new?
  • Command line option -fullscreen correctly overrides ini file.
  • Static build includes MingW standard C and C++ libraries.
Latest comments
webfork on 2016-06-28 22:26

@philippe: feel like that belongs in forums

__philippe on 2016-06-29 09:37

Motion seconded and moved, your Honour...;-)

http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=81909#p81909

Midas on 2018-07-25 09:17

FreewareFiles is advertising a v3.0 (https://www.freewarefiles.com/ArtSage_program_46496.html), but the download link (only http://www.mediafire.com/file/b7wiydra63fsy4j/ works) still yields v2.0... The home site landing page warns "Xworks is no longer distributing software".

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Opera (Presto) v12.18

webfork on 16 Feb 2020
  • 26MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Feb 2016
  • Suggested by Chris Mehl

Version note: This program has not been updated since 2016 and may contain security vulnerabilities. Please see this entry for the latest version of Opera.

Opera (Presto) is a discontinued version of the Opera web browser, meaning feature development and maintenance for this version of Opera has ceased. Compared to the newer version based on Google Chrome, it features a leaner memory footprint, more user-interface customization, an RSS reader, integrated e-mail client, IRC chat, and native BitTorrent support. A variety of extensions are available to further extend functionality.

Alternative Portable versions:

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Opera Software
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download and run the installer
  2. Select Options and, from the Install menu, choose Stand-alone installation (USB)
  3. Set the Install path to a folder of your choice and click Accept & Install
  4. opera.exe will auto-launch after install
Similar/alternative apps: SeaMonkey Portable, Firefox Portable, Chromium Portable, Google Chrome Portable
What's new? See:
http://www.opera.com/blogs/security/2016/02/opera-12-and-opera-mail-security-update/
Latest comments
billon on 2016-02-15 18:59

UPDATED TO 12.18!!!11
no changelog yet on off. page

Specular on 2016-02-16 07:31

@billon mmm, it's odd. Just had a pop-up informing of a new version to download which is apparently v12.18 yet no official changelog has been released.

However did find an old My Opera stalwart who posted some of the changes over on the Vivaldi forums. Will continue this discussion on the PF thread...

Checker on 2016-02-26 18:15

Opera@USB v12.18 is available.

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Portable WinCDEmu v4.0

billon on 27 May 2019

Portable WinCDEmu allows users to make one or more DVD or CD image files appear to the system as an actual disk. This is useful for programs that require access to an external drive, to speed up the access time of read-only media or to connect multiple discs to one computer simultaneously.

The program supports a variety of image file types including ISO, CUE, IMG, BIN, NRG, MDF/MDS, CCD and RAW formats, as well as both 32 and 64-bit computers.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. Leaves entries in HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU LGPLv3
How to extract: Download PortableWinCDEmu-x.x.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: OSFMount, Virtual CDRom Control Panel
What's new?
  • ISO images can now be created from arbitrary folders.
  • Can now replace a mounted image without removing the drive.
  • Portable version now supports file drag-and-drop.
  • Fixed driver uninstallation problems with portable version.
  • Portable version now has a command-line interface.
Latest comments
rOBzUC on 2011-05-16 20:40

3.5 is not yet a portable version... please delete it from here...

Magibon on 2011-06-09 11:56

: the 3.5 wont be ready for a while .. the author is going to tackle it last ..
currently he/she is in the process of releasing 3.6..
after which, the author said he would consider the Portable version.

Passmark OSF Mount is the way to go ..
it's updated, portable, stealth, fast, and does everything i need with ISOs :)

smaragdus on 2015-06-03 14:06

WinCDEmu 4.0 has been released. I haven't checked it for portability.
By the way this:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6715
might be added as the official forum thread.

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MPlayer WW SVN-r37356

billon on 20 Oct 2017
  • 35MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Jan 2015
  • Suggested by the_watcher

MPlayer WW is a feature-rich media player that plays hundreds of different video and audio formats, including DVD and DivX without additional codecs. Includes a native UI, options dialog (MEditor, MEditor2) and skin support.

Even more codecs and tools are available in the MPlayer Extra Package. MPlayer WW is a code fork of mplayer.

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: DirectX is required if running in Direct3D mode on Vista+.
Stealth: ? No. DVDs cause %APPDATA%\dvdcss.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL v2
How to extract: Download the 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch mplayer.exe
What's new? See:
https://sourceforge.net/p/mplayer-ww/code/ci/master/tree/
Latest comments
Allen on 2013-01-29 23:20

Anyone know how to install the "Mplayer extra package" listed above?
Thanks

smaragdus on 2015-01-20 02:26

The latest version of MPlayer WW is SVN-r37356

Checker on 2015-01-20 16:00

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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MiniBin v6.6.0.0

Checker on 23 May 2015
  • 71KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by I am Baas

MiniBin provides a recycle bin for the system tray area that can be customized with user-defined themes. Microbin is a lightweight fork of this program.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Free for non-commercial use under the Creative Commons Public License
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract
  2. Run the installer (requires admin privileges), accept the license, de-select "Full System Integration" option, and install (extract) to a folder of your choice
  3. Uncheck "Run MiniBin [version number]" and click on "Finish"
  4. Launch minibin.exe
Alternatively, download the setup.zip package and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete $PLUGINSDIR folder. Launch minibin.exe.
What's new?
  • Added "configUpdateSpeed" to INI [Tweak] section..
Latest comments
Emka on 2014-12-06 18:29

v6.6 available, seems to need Win7+

Specular on 2015-05-23 03:38

I could have sworn I installed MiniBin correctly for portable use, however months later I saw it created a Start Menu folder. Nothing in the registry, however so it could just be a mistake on my end.

Checker on 2015-05-23 18:53

@ smaragdus: MiniBin and MicroBin have been added by ChemZ.
Klick on the little grey "!" (right beside the update date), than scroll down till the bottom and see ;)

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PeerBlock v1.2 r693

webfork on 10 Feb 2019
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Jan 2014
  • Suggested by guinness

PeerBlock filters Internet connections from addresses of organizations and corporations that may harm user privacy while using the Internet and P2P networks. The program also contains a "Block HTTP" feature for use with web browsers that blocks advertisements, sites associated with spyware, and more. PeerBlock is a fork of the popular but inactive PeerGuardian, adding features and fixes as well as Windows Vista/7/8 and 64-bit versions.

Alternatively, Peerblock Portable is stealth and automatically selects the proper Peerblock variant for the current PC.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrative rights
Stealth: ? No. Leaves registry entries: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_IPFILTERDRIVER and HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\IpFilterDriver\Enum
License: GPL and zlib/libpng
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package for your operating system and extract to a folder of your choice. Note that there are four variants: standard WinXP 32-bit & 64-bit, and Vista+ 32-bit and 64-bit
  2. Launch peerblock.exe
  3. When prompted, select types of organizations you would like to block
Similar/alternative apps: SterJo Netstalker
What's new?
  • Port Allow List - The new "Port Settings" tab allows you to unblock ports (incoming and/or outgoing). This means that PeerBlock will not filter any connections from/to those ports. This can for example be used if you're running PeerBlock on a public FTP server, or if you want to ensure that outgoing SMTP mail communications are never blocked. Many thanks to night_stalker_z for his hard work on this feature!
  • First-run Update Message - When you first run PeerBlock after upgrading, you will see a notice explaining why lists are only updating once per week. Hopefully this will help to alleviate people's confusion about this.
  • Better Weekly List-Updating - We've made some improvements that should help ensure that free users continue to get their free weekly list-updates.
  • I-Blocklist Subscription Settings - To make it easier for you to configure PeerBlock to use an I-Blocklist Subscription, new I-Blocklist Username/PIN fields have been added to the bottom of the "Settings 1" tab.
  • Separate Settings Tabs - Instead of having one Settings tab with those silly "Next" and "Prev" buttons on it, we've broken that out into two separate "Settings 1" and "Settings 2" tabs.
  • Improved List-Update Error Handling - We've worked with I-Blocklist, who hosts the vast majority of the lists people use, to create improved error messaging for the various problems that may occur when updating lists. If something occurs during update-checking, the error message displayed should be much more meaningful.
  • Improved List-update Error Window - Should you hit any errors while updating your lists - 429 or otherwise - we will now pop up a more informative error window, along with a button you can click to jump straight to our site to check for more information.
  • Updated Error Windows - If you encounter a catastrophic error, the message that appears will now tell you to go visit peerblock.com/errors. This will redirect you to a forum-post on which the most common error-messages are displayed, to help you figure out what has gone wrong, and what can be done to fix it.
  • (Re)Load Previously Downloaded Lists - Previously, there was a problem where if you disabled and then re-enabled a list in the List Manager, that list wouldn't be reloaded until it successfully downloaded an update. Now, if it can't update that list it will still load the last version you did successfully download.
  • Removal of Windows 2000 Support - Windows 2000 is quite old by now, we hope that nobody's still running it; if you are, you can continue using the previous PeerBlock version. This release does support all Windows variants from Windows XP through to Windows 8.1, including server variants. (But not Windows RT.)
Latest comments
giulia on 2014-01-13 17:04

hi
i guess Magibon is right

Wolfghost on 2014-01-13 21:56

I only get this:

HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU\2\2\0

Andrew Lee on 2016-10-22 00:15

I have downvoted the entry because the updates have gone payware and I have not been able to update the database in a while.

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MicroBin v1.0.0.0

Checker on 23 May 2015
  • 10KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by I am Baas

MicroBin is the most minimal (10 KB) free recycle bin for your Microsoft Windows system tray area. MicroBin is a fork of MiniBin, but without all the extras.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Free for non-commercial use under the Creative Commons Public License
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch microbin.exe.
Latest comments
bzl333 on 2015-01-11 04:39

@Midas, yeah i'm using Microbin but i think fullbug is referring to the other.

fullbug on 2015-01-11 15:45

Yeas, my mistake, was referring to Minibin, oops....

shnbwmn on 2016-03-16 06:43

If you just want the recycle bin in the systray area on your main PC, then another way is to add it via quick launch. Right-click taskbar, toolbars, add ... %AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch ... Unlock taskbar, untick show text/titles, tick large icons under view, lock taskbar. You can now drag items to this and they'll be added to the RB; right-click lets you empty it, and of course clicking it will open it.

Then you're free to remove that damned icon from the desktop. I know this isn't portable and of course it doesn't have the extra functions, but again, this is just if you want it in your tray on your main PC.

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PureRa v1.7

I am Baas on 24 Sep 2013
  • 75KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

PureRa removes files from your computer that other mainstream cleaning programs tend to overlook. Some of the targets can simply be removed to create some valuable space while others are removed in an attempt to repair certain problems because they will simply recreate themselves. Targets that are currently removed by PureRa are: Config.msi, Thumbs.db, Iconcache.db, .sqm-files, Desktop.ini etc.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes. Writes a log file to the drive root by default.
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PureRa.exe.
What's new? [Added] CryptURLCache cleaning
[Updated] Format of 'total space cleaned' statistic in log
Latest comments
Gaxor on 2010-03-09 04:52

This is a great little tool, I do agree with Anonymous that some of the cleaning options are usually pointless as they will be recreated by the OS anyway, but it's always nice to have a tool that can do a deeper scrubbing than most other tools. I don't use PureRa often, but when I do, its because I want it done all the way.

ViperTech on 2010-03-09 09:56

@Anon Yes it Cleans files that are not used but Also It Cleans ALL of them off of your system. Some of the files olny are created WHEN the particular folder gets opened.

In this case there are very good chance that many of the files removed are for folders that are rarely accesed and therefor may not be made again. Also there is the matter of fragmentation and wasted inodes (yes Inodes is the wrong term but its the closest to what I'm thinking right now)

Over all this is a pretty good tool and very usefull.

Best use for this. Do a good disc clean then Defrag your system.

ChemZ on 2010-08-31 22:06

Who ever knew there was so much junk lying around!
Cleaned up good!

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ImgBurn v2.5.8.0

billon on 25 Feb 2018
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Jun 2017
  • Suggested by Ben Laufer

ImgBurn writes most types of image files for CD, DVD, HD DVD and Blu-ray burning. It supports the latest writers (including booktype/bitsetting on many of the major ones such as BenQ, LiteOn, NEC, Plextor, Sony etc.). You can also ImgBurn to erase/format your rewritable media.

Includes disc testing, verification (that files are exactly the same as those on the disc) and supports many world languages.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Copy or move the contents of $INSTDIR to a folder of your choice
  3. Create an empty text file in this folder and paste the following:

    [Settings]
    PortableMode=1
    FILELOCATIONS_GraphDataFiles=.\Graph Data Files\
    FILELOCATIONS_ImageFiles=.\Image Files\
    FILELOCATIONS_LogFiles=.\Log Files\
    FILELOCATIONS_ProjectFiles=.\Project Files\
    FILELOCATIONS_QueueFiles=.\Queue Files\

  4. Rename this text file ImgBurn.ini
  5. Finally, launch ImgBurn.exe
Similar/alternative apps: InfraRecorder
What's new? See:
http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=changelog
Latest comments
fang-face on 2015-04-15 00:52

"Copy or move the contents of $INSTDIR to a folder of your choice":
I just extracted using uniextract (2. try: 7zip, same result). There is no $INSTDIR, only $PLUGINSDIR, SOUNDS and files imgburn.exe, imgburnpreview.exe, readme.txt.
I suppose this altogether is equivalent to $INSTDIR ? At least it seems to work and afterwards the ini is 18KiB and it created dir "Log Files".

smaragdus on 2015-04-15 04:09

I confirm that *fang-face* is right- the extraction of the latest version of ImgBurn (2.5.8.0) with Universal Extractor version 1.6.1 or with 7-Zip version 9.20 doesn't create any '$INSTDIR' directory.

alanc on 2016-09-25 11:58

"Includes disc testing, verification (that files are exactly the same as those on the disc)"

Re verification: I'm not sure, but I think the program only verifies that the burned content is readable. I don't see the source drive active during this process.

I always verify with WinMerge after burning:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1259

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FeedRoller v0.65

Checker on 19 Mar 2013
  • 612KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by joby_toss

FeedRoller is a lightweight RSS and Twitter feed ticker that shows scrolling headlines from your favorite news sites, blogs and twitter accounts, directly on your desktop.

Written in AutoHotkey.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FeedRoller.exe.
What's new?
  • Added global pin hotkey and custom action to open URL.
Latest comments
ciken on 2010-05-10 06:41

nice, hope there will be feature to not display the feed that already shown

ikke on 2010-09-27 22:20

Too bad, twitter support is removed for now due to changes on the twitter site. I did like that function very much and I hope the author can restore that.

Gemini Apollo Gomez on 2013-03-30 15:29

Alternatively, FeedRoller Portable
http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/feedroller-portable
is another portable version in the PortableApps.com Platform.

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NexusImage v1.1.3.992

webfork on 25 Jun 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Feb 2013
  • Suggested by Napiophelios

NexusImage is a simple, lightweight image viewer with basic edit functions including rotate, flip, and caption. The program dims your desktop when in focus, has easy scrolling with thumbnails, and includes includes Exif (metadata) viewer, smoothing mode, and more.

Supports most common image formats including JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG, TIFF, ICO, WMF, JP2, and the various JPEG2000 image types.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: DWMAPI.DLL
Stealth: ? No. Adds a single Registry Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Applications\NexusImage.exe\shell\open\command
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch NexusImage.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: JPEGView, HoneyView
What's new?
  • Improved: Keyborad Shortcuts
    Previous Image: Down or Right arrow
    Next Image: Up or Left arrow
    Zoom In: + or Z
    Zoom Out: - or Shift + Z
  • Added: Show in Explorer
  • Added: Flip Horizontal/Vertical
  • Added: Edit with function. You can add editors and open an image you are viewing with one of those editors.
    Shift + Click an editor if you want to edit or delete an editor.
  • Added: Show/Hide StatusBar function. You can view images without titlebar and statusbar.
  • Improved: Menu structure changed.
Latest comments
Specular on 2014-07-03 21:11

A mod needs to add some extra tags to the entry, as searching the collection for 'Nexus Image' with a space returned zero results.

Midas on 2014-07-03 23:53

@Specular: edited, please test...

Specular on 2014-07-05 10:37

@Midas works fine now, thanks.

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Oolauncher v1.0.0.6

webfork on 9 Feb 2016
  • 140KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by webfork

Oolauncher gives you greater control over programs that are automatically started after Windows finishes loading. By spacing out the launching of each application, the system could potentially feel faster and smoother during startup, as opposed to all the applications trying to launch simultaneously.

The program automatically imports current auto-start applications from registry/start folders and starts them one by one. It lets you specify the order, priority, window show style for each application in the list. It also gives you a "Restore" button in case you need to restore certain application back to their original location.

Note: Some users have expressed issues with the program. Main site no longer links to the file -- using Softpedia mirror (thanks midas).

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
Path portability: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Oolauncher.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Splat
What's new?
    v1.0.0.6:
  • fix a seltem [ sic ] crash issue when the parameters field is empty.
  • add pressing shift key while starting with windows to prevent all programs from launching.
  • add launching programs one by one option in dialog.
  • add warning dialog for the first starting.
Latest comments
nedurnan on 2011-06-21 16:06

NO NO NO NO NO!!! Should've read the comments more carefully. Now I have to manually rebuild my startup folder and registry entries. This one is kind of dangerous! Either allow it full control, or stay away from it.

Midas on 2016-02-09 15:01

Homepage apparently gone, but still available at Softpedia:

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Launchers-Shutdown-Tools/Oolauncher.shtml

bankr on 2017-02-21 23:45

Some time ago I looked for such program,
but eventually I ended up with only my own AUTORUN.BAT in HKCU\...\Run.
And inside that BAT file I do what I want:
@ECHO OFF
REM wait 5 sec
PING 127.0.0.1 -n 5 > NUL
START C:\Programs\Totalcmd\ProcessExplorer\procexp.exe
etc.

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WinFontsView v1.10

Checker on 22 Mar 2014
  • 53KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by guinness

WinFontsView enumerates all fonts installed on your system, and displays them in one simple table. For each font, WinFontsView draws 5 samples of the font in different sizes, in order to allow you to easily find and choose the desired font that you need. The program also allows you to view the fonts as bold, italic, and with underline, as well as it allows you to export the fonts list in an HTML file.

WinFontsView also allows you to choose the right set for non-English characters in fonts and to type the characters displayed in the sample text.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
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 WinFontsView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'All Character Sets' option, which allows you to view all fonts of all character sets.
Latest comments
Shodan on 2010-02-15 17:59

Same with virtually everything Nir Sofer writes - FANTASTIC! I just replaced Nexus Font with this one. It's GRRRRRRRRREAT ! !

Nick on 2010-02-16 01:35

This does not let you view fonts in other directories or install and uninstall fonts like Nexus Font does though.

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CurrProcess v1.13

Checker on 22 Feb 2015
  • 56KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 May 2008
  • Suggested by Checker

CurrProcess displays the list of all processes currently running on your system. For each process, you can view the list of all modules (DLL files) that the process loads into memory. for all processes and modules, additional useful information is also displayed: product name, version, company name, description of the file, the size of the file, and more.

Also provides the ability to change the priority of a process, kill a process, dump memory of process into a text file, create HTML report containing information about a process with the list of all modules that it loads into memory, save the list of all running processes into text or HTML file, and copy process or module information to the clipboard.

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: If you want to run CurrProcess on Windows NT, you should download the 'psapi.dll' and place it in your system32 directory.
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CProcess.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed bug: The main window lost the focus when the user switched to another application and then returned back to CurrProcess.

Wallpaper Randomizer v0.40

webfork on 25 Jun 2017
  • 501KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by modussn

Wallpaper Randomizer is a small system-tray application to change your desktop background. It can be set to change wallpaper at regular intervals, at every restart, or to using a hotkey. Supported image formats include BMP, PNG, JPG and GIF.

Written in AutoHotkey.

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
Path portability: Requires manual entry of 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 Wallpaper Randomizer.exe.
What's new?
  • Added: Support for relative paths.
  • Added: Open Configuration File menu item.
Latest comments
Erkhyan on 2011-03-28 06:57

Carbonize> Not everyone has Windows 7 yet.

carbonize on 2011-03-28 07:53

I know I'm just commenting on the fact it's listed as working on Windows 7

donald on 2011-03-28 13:20

Using your own photos/Images portably without the need to access and change the settings in 7 would be one reason.

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StrokeIt v0.9.7

Checker on 6 Aug 2014

StrokeIt is a mouse gesture recognition engine and command processor. By "drawing" symbols on the screen while holding the right mouse button, you can perform various actions such as controlling the web browser, minimizing all windows on the desktop etc. StrokeIt currently recognizes more than 80 unique mouse gestures and can be easily trained to recognize many more.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Free for individual and not-for-profit charitable entity use (excluding governmental entities and educational institutions)
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and install to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete uninstall.exe and shortcut on Desktop
  3. Create an empty file called strokeit.ini within the same folder
  4. Launch strokeit.exe
What's new? StrokeIt .9.7 Released - 4 January, 2010

- New Pro version with Lua scripting and support for 4/5 button mice.
- Fixed all known crashes on Win95 through Win7.
Latest comments
ChemZ on 2010-10-28 16:29

Combine this with PopSel and you got a pretty decent file launcher!
Great!

ChemZ on 2011-05-18 10:30

Wrong version number... it's V0.97, not 9.7. Fixed, but everything else is the same.

bajaatan on 2011-06-25 11:33

7-zip can extract from installer.
Move all from $_OUTDIR to program folder
Delete $_OUTDIR, $COMMONFILES and $0
Create empty file strokeit.ini.

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SavageEd v1.4.6 Updated

billon on 17 Sep 2020
  • 132KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Nov 2010
  • Suggested by Fluffy Bot

SavageEd is a very small and fast Windows notepad replacement written in assembly language. It can edit files of any size, limited only by memory.

SavageEd2 is also available with more features.

NOTE: Website is gone, linking to Internet Archive Wayback Machine

Category:
Runs on:WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Make sure you select Options, Save Configuration, Use Private Profile to activate this.
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SavageEd.exe.
Latest comments
Ludwig von Drake on 2010-05-28 18:51

Crashes whenever I try to open a file, either through the File menu, or via the Ctrl-O keyboard shortcut. It does this on both of my PCs (XP Pro SP3).

ChemZ on 2011-03-27 21:23

SavageEd2 v0.02.00 beta is available for testing. New features:
- Pattern searching
- AES encryption with 256 bit key (32 characters)
- Auto save and quick ESC exit
- Dual direction LOG files (append updates to 'end of file' or 'top of file')
- Saves up to 20 recent files

donald on 2011-11-14 08:27

The software Author has stated that the original SavageEd will no longer be developed, but that SavageEd2 will.

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KillBox v0.8 Private

webfork on 26 Apr 2015
  • 391KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by atomizer

Note: this program is no longer freeware.

KillBox is a tiny application that will Logoff, Suspend, Shutdown, Hibernate or Reboot your computer based on the triggers you choose including time delay, at a specific time, when a selected process terminates or starts, when network download rate drops, or multiple combined triggers.

Category:
Runs on:WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Payware/Shareware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch KillBox.exe.
Latest comments
Werner on 2011-04-08 07:31

There is a new version 0.9.2 available, but only the setup version. Extracting does not work for me.
I assume that it will get payware when it reaches 1.0

bajaatan on 2011-04-19 13:22

UniversalExtractor does extract, but program is in DEMO MODE. It will run but "save settings" will not work. There is a lot of free portable shutdown timers.

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CleanAfterMe v1.37

Checker on 21 Mar 2014
  • 60KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by spaztastic

CleanAfterMe allows you to easily clean files and registry entries automatically created by Windows during regular computer activity. You can clean the cookies/history/cache/passwords of Internet Explorer, the 'Recent' folder, the last opened files, temporary Windows folders, the event logs, the Recycle Bin etc.

The program includes an optional basic wipe of deleted files for extra security.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista
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 CleanAfterMe.exe.
What's new?
  • Removed the option to delete .eml cache files of Windows Live Mail. This option was good for HotMail and IMAP accounts, but for POP3 accounts, it might delete real email messages.
Latest comments
NirSoft fan on 2008-12-14 05:25

From the app's version history:
Version 1.21 - Fixed bug: In some computers, when cleaning USB devices, the USB mouse/keyboard devices were also removed, and the user had to unplug and plug them again.

Indie on 2008-12-14 06:38

Thanks all.

After starting the system later during the day, it got logged in without asking for any password. Does it mean that the prog has got a copy of the pwd when enables an automatic log in considering the fact that some startup entries were removed and a new desktop startup entry was added (as per Spybot)?

webfork on 2010-10-05 18:31

I ran 3 other major cleaner programs here on the site (Bleechbit, CCleaner, and PureRA) and this program still found more to delete. If you're using an public computer, this seems to be THE program to run before you leave.

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Qwertick v1.01

smaragdus on 30 Nov 2016
  • 33KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Oct 2007
  • Suggested by joby_toss

Qwertick is a small and simple utility that makes the keyboard sound like a typewriter.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download qwertick.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: Tiper
Latest comments
Napiophelios on 2010-05-28 20:16

This is great. :)

Andreas on 2010-05-31 13:37

I love it too. Since I started it I wonder when it will start to annoy me but so far ... click click click shrooOOomm :-)

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Pixie v4.1

freakazoid on 27 Jun 2020

Pixie is a utility made especially for webmasters and designers with the ability to simply point to a color and get the color's values in HEX, RGB, HTML, CMYK and HSV. You can then use these values to reproduce the selected color in a wide variety of programs. Pixie will also show the current coordinates of your mouse pointer.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch pixie.exe.
Latest comments
CapriWeb on 2009-12-10 15:30

sorry, errata corrige: "...which point OF the active image..." (and not IF)

CapriWeb on 2009-12-10 15:47

I have been on the authors' website and would suggest another application of theirs. It is a nice small gadget (I would not define it an utility, since it is actually unuseful, even if I really enjoy it) that emulates the souind on an old-fashioned typewriter. If you started typing texts with such machines (before PC's sent them to the museums) you will love it. Its name is Qwertik.

roger on 2010-05-22 05:12

if I used it the right way, does not work on french keyboard notebook.

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Universal Extractor v1.6.1

webfork on 8 Jul 2016
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 May 2010
  • Suggested by DigeratiPrime

Universal Extractor allows you to extract files from a wide variety of archive files, including ZIP, ARJ, LZH, as well as MSI and EXE files created using various installer packages (such as Nullsoft, Wise, Inno Setup, etc). Useful for testing apps for portability because you can extract files directly from installer packages without having to go through the installation process. Note that the original developer no longer updates the program so some manual updates may be required.

Alternatively, an unofficial version with the latest-and-greatest internals is available (on Lupo's PenSuite site).

Commercial use note: license restrictions are present on included files UHARC02.EXE and UHARC04.EXE, but can be deleted without dramatic impact on the software. See website for more information.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Included libraries may write to the registry.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Main program: GPL, Included libraries: various, see note about commercial use
How to extract:
  1. Download the RAR "UniExtract Binary Archive" package and extract using PeaExtractor or a similar tool to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch UniExtract.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Universal Extractor 2
What's new? Added support for environmental variables (eg., specify %temp% for debug dir)
Added support for XZ compressed files and txz/tlz archives via 7-Zip
Added support for Windows Installer merge modules (.msm) via MsiX
Added support for NBH files via NBHextract
Added translations for Armenian, Czeck, Persian (Farsi), Serbian, Swedish
Changed 7-Zip unpacking behavior;
now attempts brute force extraction only after External PEiD scan;
change due to aggressive .exe resource extraction in new versions
Changed Windows installer support (.msi, .msp) to use MsiX instead of msi2xml
Changed LZMA support to use 7-Zip for extraction
Changed FEAD support to use PEiD rather than TrID for detection
Changed following formats to call 7z by name (also see 7-Zip debug comment):
bz2, chm, gz, tar, Z
this is mostly for code cleanup; functionality should be the same
Fixed InstallShield 5.x regression in 1.6 preventing successful extraction
Fixed bug in extraction of non-TAR LZW compressed files
Fixed bug that prevented picking files after toggling history option
Fixed bug in display of history combo boxes when no items listed
Fixed cosmetic bug in Visual C++ SFX status dialog
Fixed cosmetic bug in status dialogs due to extra padding by AutoIt
Removed lzma helper binary
Removed msi2xml helper binary and MSXML download link on MSI selection page
Removed Windows NT 4.0 support from installer
Removed debug output for 7-Zip, arj, hlp;
buffers output, preventing proper user feedback and input prompts
Updated success/fail detection to check output directory timestamp;
can detect cases where files are overwritten, which old method missed;
will still consider failed if user chooses not to overwrite files,
or if all files are written to a subdirectory of the output directory
Updated RPM and DEB support to extract interim CPIO and TAR files
Updated FEAD support to workaround read-only permission issue
Updated Zip support to log unzip output and permit minor reported unzip errors
Updated PEiD detection of Microsoft SFX cab files for more reliable extraction
Updated some UniExtract window sizes for better internationalization support
Updated translations for Italian, Korean, Russian
Updated 7-Zip to 9.13 beta
Updated AutoIt to 3.3.6.1 and replaced deprecated _ArrayCreate UDF
Updated InfoZip unzip to 6.0.0
Updated Inno Setup to 5.3.9
Updated innounp to 0.31 (supports Inno Setup 5.3.9)
Updated InstallExplorer WCX to 0.9.2
Updated MSI WCX to 1.2.1
Updated PEiD to 0.95
Updated UnRAR to 3.93
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Numanoid on 2014-08-29 11:57

It's a bit OTT calling this an universal extractor, as many EXE files I try to extract with it, leads to error messages that the so-scalled universal extractor can't extract them.

Numanoid on 2014-11-01 14:32

This programme is in fact pretty much useless, there hasn't been one exe I have tried to extract over the last couple of months, where the so-called Universal Extractor has failed me :-(

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Q-Jot v5.9.1

__philippe on 5 Apr 2017
  • 614KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Dec 2008
  • Suggested by Kenny

QJot is a rich text editor and WordPad replacement that can open various Word, Works, HTML, and even WordPerfect files. It also supports rich Unicode text and images and can 'Recover Text from Any File'. Saves to RTF, TXT, HTML formats, various DOC file formats, and WordPerfect.

Download link offline; linking to Softpedia.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice Launch QJot.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: AbiWord, Jarte
What's new?
  • Fixed line spacing bug.
Latest comments
donald on 2014-06-28 05:51

download link is broken

smaragdus on 2015-09-05 21:03

The actual QJot web page address- http://xtort.net/xtort-software/qjot/

webfork on 2015-09-06 01:51

smaragdus: thanks, updated

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Taskix v1.5

Midas on 21 Apr 2015
  • 70KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by steven0451

Taskix lets you reorder buttons on the taskbar using drag-and-drop. Note that if "Group similar taskbar buttons" is set, you will be able to move a button inside the group or move the group as a whole, but not to move a button out of its group. If you open many windows so buttons end up stacked up on a single taskbar button, Taskix will also work inside the stacked button list.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Taskix32.exe.
Latest comments
Paul Moore on 2008-08-05 07:52

Taskix seems to occasionally get windows confused for me. I've had a few windows which simply won't come to the top when I click on them - they stay behind the others. It's not necessarily taskix at fault (I have VirtuaWin running as well), but switching it off fixed the problem.

Kaleb on 2009-08-31 21:38

Uh... there are not any zip files to download.
So, how do I make it portable?

freakazoid on 2009-09-29 02:34

kaleb, the new version of Taskix uses the MSI install method.

v1.5 still exists on the Taskix server:
http://robustit.com/taskix/Taskix1.5_32.zip

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WinSnap v1.1.10

webfork on 9 Apr 2017

WinSnap is a small utility for taking and editing screenshots. It can easily capture screenshots of non-rectangular windows with the background of your choice, automatically perform simple canvas transformations and coloring effects, add professional Photoshop-style shadows etc. Note that if you are running this on versions of Windows before XP, you will need to place GDIPLUS.DLL in the application folder.

Note: Starting from V2.x, WinSnap is no longer free for personal use. We are linking to the archive.org site for the last freeware version. If you have a more recent freeware version, please post in forums.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "Portable Edition" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WinSnap.exe.
What's new?
  • New interface languages: Norwegian, Serbian, Portuguese (24+ now)
  • Palette optimization for 8-bit GIF images
  • Issues with auto-save image format were fixed
Latest comments
James on 2008-03-19 14:01

The last freeware portable edition is still available from the authors site, however it is difficult to find it.

The URL to the freeware download page is ...

http://www.ntwind.com/software/winsnap/download-free-version.html

JMM on 2010-08-22 11:44

I agree with CD. This is simply the best capture tool for Windows.

DzejPy on 2017-02-07 13:10

Download is broken - Error 404.

Can be downloaded from: http://codecpack.co/download/WinSnap.html (link is bottom of the page)

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Uninstall Tool v1.6.6

webfork on 18 Jun 2016

Uninstall Tool is a small and fast utility that performs software uninstallation like the slow and bloated "Add and Remove Programs" applet. It includes a number of nifty features missing from the standard applet, such as display hidden installed programs, calculate how much disk space a program occupies, search by typing known letters of the program's name, deletion of entry if uninstaller is unavailable or fails to run etc.

Note: Starting from V2.x, Uninstall Tool has gone payware. As such, I have included a direct download link for the last freeware version that I have.

Category:
Runs on:WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "no setup" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch utool.exe.
Latest comments
Eldad on 2007-12-09 13:52

Hi... this is NOT freeware. It has 30 days evaluation.

ChemZ on 2010-08-25 13:01

What 30 evaluation? Being using it fine for a few months already.

Works quite fast I might add. Good features for it's size.

ChemZ on 2010-08-25 13:03

Correction...

V1.6.6 has no time limit.
V2.x does.

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Startup Control Panel v2.8

webfork on 18 Jun 2016
  • 76KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by plisken

Startup Control Panel shows you which programs automatically run when your computer starts, and allow you to disable or remove them if necessary.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Windows registry
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the 'Standalone' ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Startup.exe.
Latest comments
Midas on 2014-07-18 10:22

It appears Mike Lin took down it's former website -- www.mlin.net is now void of any of his utilities.

After declaring all his software obsolete, he provides a link to https://web.archive.org/web/20131109164426/http://www.mlin.net/index.shtml.

Sadly, as most of his utilities were single file executables (exes), they didn't get harvested into the Web Archive; SCP is still available from:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/Startup-Control-Panel.shtml
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/startup_control_panel_standalone_version.html

The entry was updated to reflect this...

webfork on 2014-07-27 21:06

"Mike Lin took down it's former website" ... That's a real bummer. Mike's programs helped out a bunch of people that I introduced to this. I definitely owe him. Great software and a huge help supporting XP and dealing with insistant autostart programs and junkware.

Midas on 2014-07-28 21:14

@webfork: I'm in that bunch, too... :(

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