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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.

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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HFS v2.3m

billon on 18 Oct 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Aug 2018
  • Suggested by Darkbee

HFS (HTTP File Server) is a great tool for sharing files on any device with a web browser. Just setup the program, add files and folders via drag and drop, and connect to the web address. The web view is an easy-to-navigate page that provides search, a variety of view options, and even the capability to download files and folders in a single archive (TAR format).

Other features include user controls, uploading, speed limits, transfer logs, "expert" view, and IP bans. Note that to make the program available over the internet, a dynamic DNS-type service may be necessary.

Functional in Linux under WINE.

Runs on:WinAll / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download hfs.exe to a folder of your choice and launch
  2. When prompted to add to the context menu, select No
  3. When the program window appears, click You are in Easy Mode
  4. Click Menu, hover over Save Options and click To File
Similar/alternative apps: Everything (has a web interface)
What's new? See:
Latest comments
Midas on 2014-07-06 02:25

FYI, in the stunnel forum topic there's some additional tools for easy configuring HFS (http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=21551).

smaragdus on 2015-08-01 00:24

The correct HFS forum thread - http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=32

Checker on 2015-08-01 12:25

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... link updated ;)

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GeneRally v1.2

Checker on 15 Mar 2014
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by Darkbee

GeneRally is a isometric 2D racing game for one to six players. You race on various tracks in time trial mode or against human/computer opponents in championship mode. If any of your are familiar with the 16-bit oldies like "Super Off Road Racer "or "SuperCars", then you will have an idea of what this game is about. It has some nice customization features and lots of options to tinker with, including building your own tracks.

Note: GeneRally requires DirectX V8 and above to work correctly.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch GeneRally.exe.
Latest comments
simon on 2007-03-01 13:13

i remember that i used to play with is when i got Win98 since WinXP i didn't know where to find it, and now... happy happy, joy joy

me so stupid happy cause i got this stupid little lovely pure gem game

its been about 6 years!!! :)

askvittorio on 2014-01-14 09:49

GeneRally's current website is: http://gene-rally.com/

Midas on 2014-01-14 10:31

Thanks for posting that, askvittorio. Entry updated.

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Simple Family Tree v1.32

I am Baas on 1 Apr 2015
  • 572KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by Darkbee

Simple Family Tree enables you to create and view a family tree. It is able to display ancestors and descendants of any selected individual. It reads and writes files in the Gedcom (GED) format. You can enter notes, events, a second name, and marriage details for each individual.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download the Installer and use 7-Zip to extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Move ijl15.dll in $SYSDIR to the application folder
  3. Launch Simple Family Tree.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Visual Family Tree Maker
What's new? Version 1.32

Adds Save As to File menu. (Jan 29, 2011)
Changes Individual's Info Print button to Export button. (10 Dec)
Fixes obscure bug in List routine. (27 Nov)
Reads birth/death dates from My Heritage GED files. (18 Nov)
Fixes a very obscure bug. (19 Oct)
Adds check and fix for bug caused in an old version. (18 Oct)
Adds Multiple Monitor capability (see the Edit menu). (11 Oct)
Fixes bug in Remove Photo routine. (17 Sep)
Adds Individual info print capability. (8 Sep)
Fixes natural and adoptive parent swap routine. (17 Jul)
Improves check for errors in Gedcom file. (Jan 20, 2010)
Fixes bug that might give a "Try again" message. (24 Dec)
Shows middle names(s) in boxes. (11 Dec)
Changes Menu slightly. (10 Dec)
Changes box size when different font (like Small Font) is selected. (7 Dec)
Works with individual's numbers up to 4,294,967,295. It used to only work with numbers up to 2,147,483,647. (18 Nov)
Adds another check for errors. (17 Nov)
Fixes bug that doesn't re-initialize individual's flags when highlighting new individual. (14 Oct)

Version 1.31

Keeps an obscure bug that shows a child offset from its single parent from occuring when entering that child after having
entered a child with a spouse. (4 Sep)
Adds automatic sorting of spouses by year of marriage when you open the Marriage window for an individual and close it with OK. (13 Mar)
Increased size of an array so a larger The Kings of Europe.ged can be viewed. (Feb 20, 2009)
Fixes a bug that didn't allow connecting existing individuals. (17 Nov)
Shows correct age of an individual within his birth-month. (4 Nov)
Fixes problem with pasting info into Individual's Note. (21 Oct)
Doubles the maximum loop iterations (for very big, complicated trees). (19 Oct)
Fixes a small bug. (6 June)
Fixes photo routine to work properly with Unicode characters. (6 May)
Changes photo data file format so individuals with same name can have their own photos. (22 Apr)
Fixes a couple of bugs. (17 Feb)
Adds Font selection to Menu. (13 Feb)
Fixes two bugs. (13 Feb)
Removes requirement for sex info in older data. (13 Feb)
Converted to Unicode and UTF-8 so it works with any language (theoretically). (Feb 12, 2008)
Latest comments
Ciaeho on 2009-07-31 03:30

GRAMPS has an portable version also


Thom on 2009-08-16 09:39

Downloaded version is 1.31 This version installs ijl15.dll in windows/system32 To run on a USB drive, copy the dll to the program diretory on usb drive.

Saleh on 2011-03-05 20:13

I tried writing in Arabic and it saved fine. Why is it written to not support unicode?

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WinBar v2.0.1

Checker on 6 Aug 2014
  • 376KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by Darkbee

WinBar is a system monitoring utility that provides information on CPU, memory, hard disk, battery etc. in a collapsible bar located at the top of the screen. It has various modules that you can enable/disable that provides access to a wide range of functions, including email, news, network time synchronization, application launcher etc.

WinBar is available in 32 and 64 bit editions.

Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: GPL v3
How to extract:
  • Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  • Delete $R0 file, $PLUGINSDIR and $APPDATA folders
  • Launch WinBar.exe
  • Right-click on the bar to configure for portability
Latest comments
Technomancer on 2008-03-13 11:59

Nice neat utility. I can keep an eye on the CPU usage and see if it seems excessive.
Needs to have a similar display for HDD activity.

Wolfghost on 2010-02-05 17:33

New home: http://sourceforge.net/projects/winbar/

Billy Bob on 2010-04-05 23:44

Look at Glint as an alternate, it shows CPU, disk and more

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