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Google Chrome Portable v125.0.6422.61 Updated

Ennovy on 16 May 2024
  • 289MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 May 2024
  • Suggested by JohnTHaller

Google Chrome is a web browser designed for simplicity and speed. Its minimalistic appearance and capabilities can be extended with themes and extensions. The program integrates with Google's tools and services, and can sync across other signed-in devices.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac, Linux, Android and iOS.

Google Chrome Portable is the PortableApps version of the program. It includes automatic support for jPortable to enable web-based Java apps. For users interested in the cutting edge, Beta and Development are also available. For Windows versions from XP to 8, see past versions.

Category:
Runs on:Win10 / Win11 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Uses Windows' certificate manager, some Settings/Extensions Locked Per PC (see "App Notes" on website).
Unicode support: Partial
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the portable installer and install to a folder of your choice. Launch GoogleChromePortable.exe.

NOTE:
  • Some settings are tied to individual computers and are not portable, including certificates and passwords. See this thread for more information.
  • Optionally, to run in a more stealthy mode (that is not anonymous), start with --incognito to dismiss local history and cookies after program close.
Similar/alternative apps: X-Chromium, Slimjet
What's new? See: https://chromereleases.googleblog.com/search/label/Stable updates
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2016-04-08 13:42

@JohnTHaller: Thank you for the new release. Regarding the registry entries that are left behind I will post in the forum.

bitcoin on 2019-03-28 17:43

google sucks

Stephen Leibowitz on 2023-07-31 09:28

“Over the years [Chrome] has gained a reputation for being something of a resource hog, gobbling up your PC’s memory like it’s going out of style.” Starting with version 108, the Chrome desktop browser has a feature called Memory Saver that deactivates tabs that aren’t currently being used. When a user accesses a deactivated tab, it automatically reloads. A user can turn Memory Saver on or off. A user can also exclude specific sites from Memory Saver, keeping tabs for those sites active. See:
https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/12929150?hl=en#zippy=%2Cturn-memory-saver-on-or-off%2Ckeep-specific-sites-active

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POP Peeper v5.5.1 Updated

Ennovy on 16 May 2024
  • 21MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 May 2024
  • Suggested by falrob

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

To enable secure connections, see forum instructions.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Liteware/Adware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package.
  2. Extract to a folder of your choice.
  3. Delete the folders Pro and Themes and the files PPconvert.exe and PpHelper.exe
  4. Launch POPPeeper.exe
  5. 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/pop-peeper/versionhistory/
Latest comments
gbrao on 2021-02-26 00:02

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

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

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

PAFuser on 2022-06-30 22:46

Version 5.4.1 is out.

Nh on 2024-05-01 04:49

@Indyram
Still not fully unicode - message subjects display question-marks instead of unicode characters.
Perhaps this will be implemented in v6 - https://esumsoft.com/Forums/viewtopic.php?p=40784#p40784.

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Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition v115.11.0 Updated

Ennovy on 16 May 2024
  • 449MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 May 2024
  • Suggested by Eu Gene Lim

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

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

Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition is a special build licensed by Mozilla. Alternatively, X-Thunderbird is also available. For XP/Vista, version 52.9.1 is available here.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes. Note that available add-ons may or may not break stealth status, writing to AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Launcher: GPL, Thunderbird: MPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ThunderbirdPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: i.Scribe, Sylpheed
What's new? See: https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/releases/
Latest comments
i_messed_up on 2020-05-22 15:13

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

i_messed_up on 2020-05-26 21:32

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

i_messed_up on 2020-05-30 22:26

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

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AutoHotkey v2.0.15 Updated

Ennovy on 16 May 2024
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 May 2024
  • Suggested by Jon Pajela

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

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

Note: Though it's bit outdated (from 2021), Pulover's Macro Creator can be used as a macro recorder and includes an "Export to AHK" function.

Category:
Runs on:WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. By default, it places an ahk script file in user documents. However, if you place a ahk file with the same name alongside the executable (eg. autohotkey.exe => autohotkey.ahk), it becomes stealth.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice.
  2. Launch AutoHotkeyU32.exe or AutoHotkeyU64.exe (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: AutoIt
What's new? See: https://www.autohotkey.com/docs/v2/ChangeLog.htm.

For major changes between v2.x and v1.x, see https://www.autohotkey.com/docs/v2/v2-changes.htm.
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2023-01-01 08:04

Latest download version 1: https://www.autohotkey.com/download/ahk.zip

Ennovy on 2023-02-12 08:41

v2 will be actively developed and v1 will be considered deprecated: https://www.autohotkey.com/boards/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=112989

Pendrive on 2023-06-19 07:22

I am not a fan but AutoHotkey 2.0.3 is here.

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DesktopOK v11.22 Updated

Ennovy on 15 May 2024
  • 674KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 May 2024
  • Suggested by JohnW

DesktopOK contains a host of beneficial Windows interface tweaks. The program can save the current icon view by resolution and make it easy to swap between views, showing all saved view formats in a list. Other tools include basic screenshots, the ability to force-close programs, color tool, volume and more:

  • Interface tools include reducing clutter with a minimize-to-tray by right clicking on a window close button, mouse hiding and ability to hide desktop icons after a period of inactivity (click on the desktop to make them re-appear). You can even modify default icon spacing.

  • Window management tools include scrolling any window that your mouse hovers over (not just what's in focus) and alt+drag (for moving windows without having to hold your cursor over the top bar).

Category:
Runs on:WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
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. In this folder, create an empty text file and name it DesktopOK.ini. Launch DesktopOK.exe or DesktopOK_x64.exe.

Possible issues:
  • The program is in German: If not automatically set to the English, click the by clicking the flag in the lower left corner of the window for any of 24 world languages.
  • It saves to AppData: If you don't create an empty text file, it writes to %APPDATA%/DesktopOK/DesktopOK.ini. If you accidentally skipped this step, you can simply move this file over to the application folder.
Similar/alternative apps: AltDrag, ICU
What's new? See: https://softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/DesktopOK/History
Latest comments
AndTheWolf on 2021-06-20 20:41

Now at version 8.98

AndTheWolf on 2022-02-04 18:47

Now at version 9.61

Pendrive on 2023-09-22 06:45

v11.11

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7-Zip Portable v24.05 Updated

SYSTEM on 15 May 2024
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 May 2024
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

7-Zip is an archive manager that can view and create a wide variety of formats. The program includes folder favorites, optional two-pane view, checksum calculator, file split/combine capability and more. Individual archives can be created with high speed or high compression settings, update options (including update, add/replace, synchronize), split volumes and more. Archives can be secured with standard zip or more secure AES encryption.

Although the official archiver for the open, high-compression "7z" format, the program also supports the creation of multiple formats including ZIP, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR and WIM. It will extract a long list of other formats, among them RAR, CAB, ISO, ARJ, RPM, VHD, VMDK etc. Even more formats are supported through third-party plugins. Supports many world languages.

Additionally, to use alternative toolbar and file icons, 7-Zip Theme Manager is available.

7-Zip Portable is a wrapper from PortableApps.com, auto-detecting 32 or 64-bit automatically. Alternatively, X-7zip is also available.

There is also a 7-Zip standalone console version.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch 7-ZipPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PeaZip, IZArc, BandiZip
What's new? See: https://sourceforge.net/p/sevenzip/discussion/45797/thread/b92679e642/
Latest comments
AndTheWolf on 2019-02-01 14:58

PortableApps.com came out with v18.06 yesterday.

hamasaki on 2024-02-01 12:21

Not stealth, stores data at HKCU\Software\7Zip

freakazoid on 2024-02-02 21:52

@hamasaki - It's stealth to me. I don't see anything written to HKCU\Software\7Zip.

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EditPad Lite v8.5.1 Updated

Ennovy on 15 May 2024

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

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

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Creates HKCU\Software\JGsoft on Windows 8.1.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract:
  1. Download and run the installer
  2. Select the 'Create Portable Installation' option
  3. Check 'treat all drives as removable drives' and save to a drive of your choice. The program will save to the root of that drive.
  4. Optionally, move EditPadLite from the drive root to a folder of your choice
  5. Launch EditPadLite8.exe
Similar/alternative apps: AkelPad, Notepad++
What's new? See: https://www.editpadlite.com/releasenotes.html
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2021-03-31 10:06

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

AndTheWolf on 2023-07-21 14:48

My first attempt to download EditPad Lite v8.42 resulted in a zero-length SetupEditPadLite.exe and a cryptic error message. After some research I discovered that your download points to http://download.jgsoft.com/editpad/SetupEditPadLite.exe, but my browser enforces the https protocol. Downloading from httpS://download.jgsoft.com/editpad/SetupEditPadLite.exe worked.

Ennovy on 2023-07-21 15:39

@AndTheWolf: thanks for reporting this, I changed the downloadlink

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CudaText 1.214.6 Updated

Ennovy on 15 May 2024
  • 31MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 May 2024
  • Suggested by billon

CudaText is a code editor with a clean, tabbed interface and side-panels. Includes split view, code folding, hotkeys, theme support, color picker and much more. The program supports 300+ syntaxes and add-ons written in Python, as well as some IDE features if plugins are used.

The program is cross-platform, with clients available for Mac and Linux. Settings are modified either via options dialogs, or alternatively, by manually editing text config files (JSON format).

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: MPL 2.0
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch cudatext.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: SynWrite, Atom Portable
What's new? See: https://cudatext.github.io/history.txt
Latest comments
Midas on 2023-02-13 09:33

@FileHandler: It would be helpful -- at least for me -- if you could document your findings and settings in CudaText's forum topic... TiA

FileHandler on 2023-02-25 16:32

@Midas: Will happily do it, just give me a few days...

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Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition v126.0 Updated

Ennovy on 15 May 2024
  • 454MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 May 2024
  • Suggested by Eu Gene Lim

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

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

Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition is a special build licensed by Mozilla and includes both the 32-bit and 64-bit builds and selects the appropriate one for each PC. Beta, Developer, Extended Release, and Win 7/8/8.1 and XP/Vista versions are also available.

Category:
Runs on:Win10 / Win11 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Launcher: GPL, Program: MPL v. 2.0
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FirefoxPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Pale Moon Portable, SeaMonkey Portable
What's new? See: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/releasenotes/
Latest comments
PAFuser on 2020-06-11 12:24

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

AndTheWolf on 2022-09-22 14:45

Now at version 105

AndTheWolf on 2024-03-21 14:28

Now at version 124.0

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RSS Guard v4.7.0 Updated

Ennovy on 14 May 2024
  • 232MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 May 2024
  • Suggested by smaragdus

RSS Guard is a customizable, skinnable feed reader with a tabbed interface. It can fetch the most known feed formats, including RSS/RDF and ATOM and store them in a nested list, keyboard shortcuts, notification settings, gesture support and more.

Only available for 64-bit Windows. Cross-platform, supporting a wide array of operating systems (Linux, OS X, *BSD, and more).

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: All custom dependencies are packed in the archive. If user wants to use MySQL backend, then he/she has to have MySQL server running.
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the 7z package and extract (using a program like PeaExtractor) to a folder of your choice. Launch rssguard.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary translations to save space.
Similar/alternative apps: QuiteRSS, GreatNews, FeedReader, NFReader
What's new? See: https://github.com/martinrotter/rssguard/releases
Latest comments
rbon on 2019-08-19 16:52

I suggest specifying that the file to download to get the portable version is:
-> rssguard-3.5.9-565b07a-nowebengine-win64.7z
direct link: https://github.com/martinrotter/rssguard/releases/download/3.5.9/rssguard-3.5.9-565b07a-nowebengine-win64.7z

B.T.W.
program is working on Windows 32/64 bit.

Prompt24 on 2022-04-29 17:03

The best of many others. I recommend for sure. Thanks a lot.

kowcop on 2023-01-13 17:06

Has anyone found a way to auto mark feeds or articles as read? In most other readers, there is an option to mark as read when you navigate away from the feed

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