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Google Chrome Portable v73.0.3683.75 Updated

billon on 13 Mar 2019
  • 150MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Mar 2019
  • 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 rendering and underlying code is similar to Apple's Safari browser.

Available for Mac, Linux, Android and iOS.

Google Chrome Portable is PortableApps.com version of the program. It and includes automatic support for jPortable to enable web-based Java apps. For users interested in the cutting edge, the Beta, Development and 64-bit channels are also available.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the portable installer and install to a folder of your choice. Launch GoogleChromePortable.exe.

Optionally, to run in a more stealthy mode, start with --incognito to avoid saving history and cookies after program close.
Similar/alternative apps: Chromium Portable, SRWare Iron
What's new? See:
https://chromereleases.googleblog.com/search/label/Stable updates
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2016-04-06 07:00

Tested on Windows 10 64bit:
After closing Chrome and the PortableApps.com platform 13.0 I found files in this folder:
C:\Users\MyUserName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data
AND in the registry I found settings in these keys:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\PreReadFieldTrial
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome

JohnTHaller on 2016-04-08 13:25

There was a Crashpad issue causing the APPDATA directory to be left behind that was fixed in today's releases. I can't reproduce the others on any OS. Please post a complete bug report in the support forum here: http://portableapps.com/forums/support/other_apps We have hundreds of apps and bug reports as comments on another site often won't be seen and won't wind up being addressed, at least not in a timely manner.

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.

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FocusWriter v1.7.2 Updated

billon on 8 Mar 2019
  • 138MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Mar 2019
  • 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:
System Requirements: 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?
  • Require Qt 5.9.
  • Improved loading locales.
  • Fixed: Minimum sizes for page counts were too high.
  • Translation updates: Friulian, Korean.
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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Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition v60.5.3 Updated

billon on 6 Mar 2019
  • 125MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Mar 2019
  • 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, IMAP4, NNTP and RSS and chat support for IRC, Twitter, XMPP and Google Talk.

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

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Launcher: GNU 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.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/60.5.3/releasenotes/
Latest comments
webfork on 2018-08-13 14:17

AndTheWolf: confirmed.

CornHolio the Gringo on 2018-08-13 18:23

@webfork
You need to update the GIF.
Its out of date...

webfork on 2018-08-16 13:49

CornHolio: updated

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Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition v65.0.2 Updated

billon on 2 Mar 2019
  • 254MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Mar 2019
  • Suggested by Eu Gene Lim

Mozilla Firefox is a fast, powerful and secure web browser that supports open standards and many of the latest web technologies. The program includes smart search, easy bookmark management, web development tools and built-in download manager. A powerful add-on system allows for thousands of specialized functions, as well as a customized look and feel.

Versions available for Mac, Android, iOS, Linux and supports many world languages.

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

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Launcher: GNU 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/firefox/notes/
Latest comments
CornHolio the Gringo on 2017-12-01 20:46

FF v57 uses pingsender.exe to telemetry Your usage.
To awoid this, just delete the pingsender.exe file.

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/10/14/what-is-pingsender-exe-on-windows

webfork on 2018-08-04 12:00

AndTheWolf: thanks, billon got that updated.

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µTorrent v3.5.5.45146 Updated Adware

billon on 6 Mar 2019
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Mar 2019
  • 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 PortableFreeware database.

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

Category:
System Requirements: 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 the installer, extract Carrier.EXE with 7-Zip to a folder of your choice and rename it to uTorrent.exe
  2. Create an empty text file called settings.dat in the same folder
  3. Launch uTorrent.exe
Optional: To disable advertisements.
Similar/alternative apps: qBittorrent Portable, Halite
What's new? See:
http://www.should.keepfree.de/utorrent_alltime_changelogs.txt
Latest comments
Checker on 2016-02-17 10:23

@DarkShadow: v3.4.5 build 41712 seems to be the latest stable version.

robzuc on 2016-02-21 21:26

As I wrote on 2015-09-26, the original software isn't portable. I don't know why it hasn't yet been blacklisted from this website... Anyway, I tried the PortableApps version, but initially it didn't work: I had to rename first uTorrent_Downloaded.exe to uTorrent.exe in the [\uTorrentPortable\App\uTorrent] folder.

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.

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7-Zip Portable v19.00 Updated

billon on 25 Feb 2019
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Feb 2019
  • 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 80+ world languages.

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

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / 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, BandiZip
What's new? See:
https://www.7-zip.org/history.txt
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2018-04-15 17:54

@Provy
See this screen - https://vgy.me/ukbcPz.png

DzejPy on 2018-04-18 03:15

@Provy
BandiZip has more SFX archive parameters - https://vgy.me/bgqCJ4.jpg
https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2397

AndTheWolf on 2019-02-01 14:58

PortableApps.com came out with v18.06 yesterday.

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Inkscape Portable v0.92.4 Updated

billon on 8 Feb 2019
  • 247MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Feb 2019
  • Suggested by Danilo

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

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

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch InkScapePortable.exe.
What's new? See:
http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/Release_notes
Latest comments
webfork on 2012-03-04 21:45

Danix: Thanks for the update. Change is posted.

AndTheWolf on 2015-02-28 18:15

Version 0.91 is available. Links to both 32-bit and 64-bit 7z archives and to Portable Apps version are at https://inkscape.org/en/download/windows/

Checker on 2015-02-28 19:43

@ AndTheWolf: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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LibreOffice Portable v6.1.4 Rev 2 Updated

billon on 18 Jan 2019
  • 493MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Jan 2019
  • Suggested by JohnTHaller

LibreOffice is a complete productivity suite including word processor, spreadsheet, presentations, database, drawing tool and more. Includes strong compatibility for 100s of file formats including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio etc.). The program is similar to OpenOffice, a program that it was derived from, but has added many new features and improvements.

LibreOffice Portable is a special build developed in conjunction with the publisher. On systems without Java installed, some functions such as document creation wizards and the Base database application etc. can be enabled by adding jPortable, though this is optional and can be skipped if those functions are not needed. Alternatively, X-LibreOffice is also available.

Other available portable versions:

  • Still - more tested and stable but with fewer features/capabilities
  • Legacy - for WinXP/Vista users (unsupported)

The program is cross platform with versions available for Mac, Linux/BSD (comes default with most distros) and supports a variety of extensions.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: GNU GPL/LGPL
How to extract: Download the portable installer and install to a folder of your choice. Launch LibreOfficePortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: OpenOffice, SoftMaker Office
What's new? See:
https://www.libreoffice.org/download/release-notes
Latest comments
JohnTHaller on 2018-03-20 00:21

LibreOffice Portable Still 5.4.5 was released almost a month ago and fixed the shared DLL issue on Windows XP.

CornHolio the Gringo on 2018-08-13 18:28

LibreOffice Portable 6.10 is out at http://www.winpenpack.com

CornHolio the Gringo on 2018-09-01 13:58

LibreOffice 5.4.7 is last ever version for WinXP

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PortableApps.com Platform v16.0

billon on 6 Dec 2018
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Dec 2018
  • Suggested by gp_hbk

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please update this listing!

webfork on 2013-03-16 15:13

ihateu: checker got it

shnbwmn on 2018-05-10 03:26

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

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

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Database Browser Portable v5.3.2.8

billon on 28 Oct 2018
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Oct 2018
  • Suggested by JohnTHaller

Database Browser allows you to connect to any database and browse or modify data, run sql scripts, export and print data. It works directly with Oracle, MS Sql Server, ODBC, MySql, OleDB, BDE, PostgreSQL, SQLite, MS Sql Server Compact, Interbase, Firebird and MongoDB.

Database Browser Portable is packaged in PortableApps.com Format for use alone or with the PortableApps launcher.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE inside the ZIP package and extract it to a folder of your choice. Launch DatabaseBrowserPortable.exe.
What's new? See:
https://www.etl-tools.com/database-browser/history.html
Latest comments
ja on 2010-12-19 20:06

How do you work with a local MySQL file?

crab on 2011-01-23 20:56

Can't use SQL files directly, have to connect to a server. useless.

scottG on 2011-02-16 13:11

Just a clarification, this doesn't work "directly" with Oracle, MySQL or other DB, it requires an ODBC connection set up. If it worked "directly" with those it would connect to Oracle via TNSNames on (default) port tcp/1521 and for MySQL tcp/3306. It does neither.

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DamnVid Portable v1.6.0.1

billon on 15 Aug 2018
  • 31MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Aug 2018
  • Suggested by Emka

DamnVid is a cross-platform application to download and convert videos from your hard drive or from dozens of video sharing websites like YouTube, Dailymotion, Veoh, Metacafe etc.

DamnVid Portable is a portable version of the program.

Cross platform with a client available for Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch DamnVidPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: TVideoDownloader
What's new? See:
https://code.google.com/archive/p/damnvid/wikis/Changelog.wiki

SeaMonkey, Portable Edition v2.49.4

billon on 29 Jul 2018

SeaMonkey is a complete internet suite with web browser, email & newsgroup client with an included web feed reader, easy HTML editor, IRC chat and web development tools. The browser supports fine-grained controls over images, cookies and more on a per-site basis. Based on Netscape Communicator and then Mozilla Suite, this software bundle includes many technologies used in Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird and supports many of their add-ons.

SeaMonkey, Portable Edition is a version of the software from PortableApps.com and works automatically with web-based Java apps if their jPortable tool is present.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Open Source (GPL/MPL/LGPL and Various licenses)
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SeaMonkeyPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Mozilla Firefox, Pale Moon Portable, Opera
What's new? See:
https://www.seamonkey-project.org/releases/seamonkey2.49.4/
Latest comments
Midas on 2017-01-07 22:46

@freakzoid: the "Classic Firefox theme for SeaMonkey" may be what you're looking for: https://addons.mozilla.org/sk/seamonkey/addon/classic-firefox-theme-for-seam/ ...

I use both this and the SeaFox extension (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/seamonkey/addon/sea-fox/) and after some further tweaking, I am pretty satisfied with the results.

freakazoid on 2017-01-08 08:44

I use SeaFox as well, but I just use the Default theme.

Classic Firefox theme for SeaMonkey doesn't really make much of a difference in my layout, except a few icon changes.

Speaking of icons, use the Classic Toolbar Buttons addon to change some of the default icons. It doesn't change the Bookmark, RSS or Tab Throbber icons though.

Midas on 2017-01-09 01:02

Indeed. Please check the forum topic to see if your results match mine...

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jPortable v8 Update 181

billon on 28 Jul 2018
  • 157MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 May 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

jPortable (formerly Java Portable) allows you to easily add a Java runtime environment to your portable device. It can be used in combination with jPortable Launcher to open Java JAR programs (many with their settings made portable) or used automatically with Java-enabled apps like PortableApps.com versions of LibreOffice and OpenOffice as well as web browsers like Chrome/Chromium, Opera, SeaMonkey and Firefox.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware / Partially Open Source
How to extract: Download the EXE and install to the folder CommonFiles\Java relative to the applications that use Java. For example:
  • If you have installed LibreOffice to Z:\PortableApps\LibreOfficePortable, install Java Portable to Z:\PortableApps\CommonFiles\Java
  • Similarly, if you have installed the Java Portable Launcher in Z:\PortableApps\JavaPortableLauncher, install Java Portable to Z:\PortableApps\CommonFiles\Java
Java programs can be launched via batch files as well (thanks to user bro).
What's new? See:
https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/8u-relnotes-2225394.html
Latest comments
-.- on 2011-03-06 06:46

works with any java jar files too. Download the java launcher from portableapps to use it though since you need something to launch program with

SYSTEM on 2011-03-06 07:57

I've got jPortable working with X-LibreOffice as well. :)

E:\X-LibreOffice\Lib>dir /a
Volume in drive E is OHJELMAT
Volume Serial Number is A4D5-8D47

Directory of E:\X-LibreOffice\Lib

02.03.2011 20:19 <DIR> .
02.03.2011 20:19 <DIR> ..
30.01.2011 10:36 <DIR> 7za
02.03.2011 20:19 <JUNCTION> Java [E:\CommonFiles\Java]
0 File(s) 0 bytes
4 Dir(s) 12 645 406 208 bytes free

The trick is that E:\X-LibreOffice\Lib\Java is a junction that points to E:\CommonFiles\Java. This way the content of E:\CommonFiles\Java shows up in E:\X-LibreOffice\Lib\Java.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTFS_junction_point

webfork on 2011-06-21 21:50

freakazoid: jPortable can work independently of PA programs, including muCommander and some others I've tested. I tried to edit the entry to help give some idea of how to make that work.

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Spybot - Search & Destroy Portable v2.7.64

billon on 28 May 2018
  • 152MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 May 2018
  • Suggested by JohnTHaller

Spybot - Search & Destroy detects and removes tens of thousands of spyware and similar malware from PCs. It can also clean usage tracks and fix registry issues.

Spybot - Search & Destroy Portable is the PortableApps.com official version of the standard program.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes. If you clean anything from the local PC, that would not be stealth, of course.
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch spybotportable.exe.
What's new? See:
https://www.safer-networking.org/about/news/
Latest comments
Midas on 2016-02-13 18:09

The entry's description should make clear that what's offered here is the PortableApps package. Upstream Spybot S&D v2.5 ditched XP support, and XP users are advised to stay with v2.4:

https://www.safer-networking.org/2015/spybot-2-5-compatibility/

Moreover, the upstream download page only lists v2.4 (older versions still available):

https://www.safer-networking.org/dl/

Happy.Camper2 on 2017-11-23 02:08

System requirements should not include Vista for v2.6
Complete listing of OS's & Compatibility are at:

https://www.safer-networking.org/about/compatibility/

Have a Happy Holiday everyone :)

zorro on 2018-12-06 07:20

Beware! Even you don't clean anything, the portable package leaves numerous traces in the system: hard to find registry keys (search also for "Safe Networking Limited") and a stubborn folder in ProgramData plus one in AppData\Roaming (unfortunately I didn't wrote down all the traces before cleaning up).

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sPortable v7.41.0.101 Adware

billon on 22 Mar 2018
  • 91MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

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

sPortable is a version from PortableApps.com.

Note

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

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

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

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

josannesalvaleon on 2016-02-15 01:23

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

webfork on 2017-03-21 01:30

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

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Paul's Extreme Sound Stretch Portable v2.2-2 Rev 2

billon on 19 Feb 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Nov 2014
  • Suggested by Emka

Paul's Extreme Sound Stretch is a program for modifying audio, although its most noted feature is stretching. The program includes the capability for (8x, 50x etc.) sound stretching, as well "spectral smoothing" the sounds to escape the audio artifacts common in other audio editors when dramatically slowing audio. Includes many post-processing effects including filters, pitch/frequency shifters and more. The program imports WAV, OGG and MP3 files and can export to WAV or OGG.

The program can be used as an audio toy or in creating ambient or "screw"-style music.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch PaulStretchPortable.exe.
What's new? See:
http://hypermammut.sourceforge.net/paulstretch/
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dmg on 2010-10-21 07:43

Very nice! The controls are a bit confusing, but if you play around with it the results can be astounding.

Checker on 2010-10-21 07:50

For a little help go to: http://hypermammut.sourceforge.net/paulstretch/

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PortableApps.com AppCompactor v3.4.1

billon on 30 Jan 2018
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

PortableApps.com AppCompactor allows you to compress whole directories including applications, file libraries and zip files. The program is a powerful compression tool that unites 7-zip and UPX inside a user-friendly wizard. For applications, this saves disk space and increases performance when running from a slow media (like flash drives). For archives, this will recompress DLL, EXE, ZIP, JAR, IRC, PYD and BIN files to their maximum compression settings, as well as an option to decompress an app's binary files that were previously compressed with UPX.

All files are tested using UPX's test feature after compressing. Files smaller than 4K are automatically skipped as compressing will not save space on the drive. The standard Microsoft Visual C runtimes are skipped to prevent antivirus false-positives. Advanced configuration can be done with apps in PortableApps.com Format.

Note: As UPX will alter the EXEs and DLLs (reversible using the Decompress option in the AppCompactor) and some apps may have issues with Zip or Jar files compressed further, users should backup software and test it after processing.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PortableApps.comAppCompactor.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: ArcThemAll
What's new?
  • Updated to the latest 7-Zip and UPX.
Latest comments
webfork on 2010-09-15 20:07

tommyD: Disadvantages are that it breaks some programs, and it may be slightly more CPU-intensive to decompress libraries and executables on the fly.

double0 on 2011-04-13 05:31

I agree with wf; where is operaportable?

I am Baas on 2012-02-17 00:34

Version 2.4 is up.

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Simple Sudoku Portable v4.2n Private

JohnTHaller on 11 Dec 2017
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by JohnTHaller

Simple Sudoku makes high quality puzzles that are symmetrical, have a single solution, and do not require trial & error to solve. The user can also choose between five levels of complexity - from Easy to Extreme. Each puzzle is generated randomly so there is an almost limitless selection. Not only does Simple Sudoku make challenging puzzles, it also provides tools to help solve them - removing the drudgery but not the fun. Keeping track of possible values for blank cells (candidates), providing filters and color markers are just some of the tools available to make solving even those really tricky puzzles possible. Also, if you ever get really stuck, Simple Sudoku can get you started again with a discreet hint (without giving everything away).

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware (personal and educational only)
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch SimpleSudokuPortable_x.x.paf.exe.

Virtual Volumes View Portable v1.3

billon on 21 Nov 2016
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Nov 2016
  • Suggested by JohnTHaller

VVV is an application that catalogs the content of removable volumes like CD and DVD disks for off-line searching. This allows you to keep an index of all the files on multiple drives and optical media in a single location. Folders and files can also be arranged in a single, virtual file system. Each folder of this virtual file system can contain files from many disks so you can arrange your data in a simple and logical way. VVV also stores metadata information from MP3 files: author, title, album and so on.

Export to spreadsheet (CSV format) available.

VVV Portable is a PortableApps version of the original program.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch VirtualVolumesViewPortable.exe.
What's new? See:
http://vvvapp.sourceforge.net/versions.html
Latest comments
Wolfghost on 2013-11-24 13:33

@graydusts
WOW I was not aware of it.....thanks

JohnTHaller on 2013-11-24 21:00

@Wolfghost - All our apps have an INI that lets you disable the splash. You can disable them all in the PortableApps.com Platform in the Options window as well. Unless the splash is built into the app itself, of course, like GIMP et al, in which case you need to follow the directions for disabling the splash in the base app.

Wolfghost on 2013-11-24 21:36

Ok thanks guys

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Mp3splt-gtk Portable v0.9.2

webfork on 5 Nov 2016
  • 45MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Oct 2014
  • Suggested by webfork

Mp3splt-gtk is a utility to split MP3, OGG, and native FLAC files without any change in quality. The program is useful to split albums into tracks, or cut silence or unnecessary audio data, or make audio files easier to transfer.

Mp3splt-gtk Portable is is a portable version of the program. Alternatively, X-Mp3splt is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch Mp3spltPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: mp3DirectCut

Checksum Control Portable v2.4.1

webfork on 21 Oct 2016
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 May 2016
  • Suggested by JohnTHaller

Checksum Control is an easy-to-use utility to generate and verify checksums on individual files or groups. The program employs a wizard interface to walk through the process of creating or verifying sets of files. The program includes advanced options to handle renaming of bad files, as well as how to handle files in memory while processing.

Supports SFV and MD5 hashing methods.

Checksum Control Portable is a wrapper version of this software. Functional on 64-bit systems.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the portable installer and install to a folder of your choice. Launch ChecksumControlPortable.exe.
Latest comments
Ascend4nt on 2011-06-21 12:52

Unicode is not supported. Fails.
Also, crash occurs on drag-and-dropped folders

guinness on 2011-06-21 13:30

Thanks. Updated.

webfork on 2012-03-04 21:42

Very simple operation means this is a terrific program for people who ordinarily would never use a hashing program. I takes users step-by-step through the process with a lot of hand-holding. Only works on whole directories and not for individual files (unless done one by one) or recursively.

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Task Coach Portable v1.4.3

billon on 1 Feb 2016
  • 31MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Jan 2016
  • Suggested by JohnTHaller

Task Coach is a simple todo manager to keep track of personal tasks and todo lists. It grew out of a frustration that most task managers do not provide facilities for several activities so Task Coach was designed to deal with composite tasks. In addition, it offers effort tracking, categories, and notes.

Task Coach Portable includes a launcher to handle portablization. X-Task Coach is also available from the download page.

Cross-platform (OS X, Linux, BSD, and iOS) with synchronization features available via the Funambol service.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TaskCoachPortable.exe.
What's new?
  • Finnish translation fixed and enabled.
  • The shortcut to delete tasks is now Ctrl+DEL instead of just DEL.

LazPaint v6.4.1

webfork on 10 Apr 2015
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Apr 2015
  • Suggested by I am Baas

LazPaint is a full-featured image and photo editor with support for layers, drawing tools, filter effects, rendering textures, and more.

Alternatively, LazPaint Portable adjusts paths and includes both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. X-LaxPaint and LazPaint Portable FramaKey adjust paths as well.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder when lazpaint.ini exists and is edited as described below.
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. In this folder, create a new text file and paste the following:

    [General]
    ConfigFile=LazPaint.cfg


  3. Rename the file lazpaint.ini and launch lazpaint.exe
Similar/alternative apps: GIMP, PhotoDemon
What's new?
  • Added "brush tool": you can specify the shape of the brush, load it from a file.
  • Added "clone tool": right click to set source location, and left click to duplicate.
  • Added palette toolbar: load/save palettes in various formats, posterize or dither image.
  • In color window: add color to the palette, preview of current color.
  • Less toolbars by default: right-click on top-left toolbar to add/remove toolbars.
  • Toolbox is docking inside the main window (left or right side).
  • Save file as PNG/JPG/BMP: choose color depth and preview image & file size.
  • Added "rain" rendering (menu Render).
  • Loading 3d models with texture and vertex normals.
  • Effects are applied only on the selected area instead of the bounding rectangle.
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webfork on 2015-04-10 02:11

Has some interesting features but so far I find I prefer PhotoDemon, which seems to have a few more filters and controls.

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Instantbird Portable v1.5

smaragdus on 4 Nov 2016
  • 30MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Dec 2013
  • Suggested by carbonize

Instantbird is a simple and easy to use instant messaging client with support all the major networks. The program has a tabbed interface and similar look and feel to Firefox/Thunderbird (uses the Mozilla codebase), and includes support for customization using themes and add-ons.

Available networks include AOL, Yahoo, MSN, Google Talk, Twitter, Facebook, XMPP, IRC, ICQ, and more.

Instantbird Portable is a version in PortableApps.com format.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. In the event of a crash, saves info to AppData
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPL and Mozilla tri-license (MPL 1.1/GPL 2.0/LGPL 2.1)
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch InstantbirdPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Pidgin
What's new?
  • Creating a new conversation tab has been made easier.
    - Clicking the '+' button in a conversation window shows a list of conversations that can be started with a single click.
    - The list is sorted with a frecency algorithm, taking into account how often and how recently you've talked to each contact.
    - This list also automatically includes the channels advertised by the IRC servers you are connected to.
  • New tooltips that better fit the style of Instantbird.
  • Improved Multi-user chats user interface:
    - Participants now have context menus that allow you to open private conversations or add them as buddies.
    - Highlighted nicks in chat rooms now have tooltips and context menus.
  • Auto-joined chat rooms that have been put on hold will stay on hold after a restart.
  • A list of alternate nicks for IRC can be configured, in case your preferred nick is taken when you connect.
  • about: pages (e.g. about:config) can now easily be opened with the /about command (e.g. /about config).
  • Retina display support on Mac OS X.
  • Google Talk and Hangouts Android users are now shown as mobile.
  • Google Hangouts users will no longer appear as always typing.
  • Better support for displaying RTL languages in conversations.
  • The vKontakte protocol was removed as the vKontakte service dropped support for connecting with an XMPP client.
  • New for developers: New API to add tab panels with arbitrary content to conversation windows: in-code documentation.
  • Updated to Mozilla 25.
  • Various minor bugs and a few crashers fixed.
  • And more... read the full ChangeLog for details of all code changes since Instantbird 1.4.
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webfork on 2011-11-15 22:30

Love the simplicity, ease of use, familiar look and feel, but the program doesn't reconnect when there's a connection problem (I have a bad one) so I'm constantly restarting the program.

webfork on 2012-08-25 17:59

Update fixed reconnection problems. Very happy with this.

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World Clock Portable v8.0

webfork on 30 Jul 2017
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Nov 2013
  • Suggested by Lyon11111

World Clock is a multi-time zone map-based clock that can show you the time around the world. World Clock has an easy to use interface letting you select up to 8 different time zones to display. You can select using the map directly or look up city and country names on each continent. An optional solar terminator and flags over selected countries are also available.

World Clock Portable is a version of the software packaged in the PortableApps.com format.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Internet Connection
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WorldClockPortable.exe.
What's new?
  • Added a button to the Control Panel for users to change the digital clock's 12-hour format for 24-hour format and vice-versa, as requested by many users. This is a major feature as the programming involved to do it was considerable.
  • Corrected a bug in Solar Terminator, one that prevented it from being disabled and saved as a preference.
  • Solar Terminator shape was reverted back to previous shape, as requested by many users. The current shape will not be changed any more due to requests, as this shape is the one most users prefer. This Solar Terminator shape is extremely accurate, but, for your information, is not 100% accurate, because it is impossible to calculate, predict and display the real Solar Terminator shape caused by the sun; however, it is close enough.
  • Implemented Solar Terminator, City Markers, City Flags and Digital Clock Format (12-hour and/or 24-hour format) to the Embed Tag feature, which means these features four features will be automatically included in the automatic generation of the embed tag according to the current user's preferences.
  • Reduced the month's name from, for example, "October 18, 2013" to "Oct 18, 2013", in order to save space in the Time Zone Window, because some month names are bigger than others.
  • Corrected a design issue in the desktop versions for PC and Mac, caused by Adobe Flash Player itself, which created space not used by World Clock and in another color different from the World Clock's default theme - Blue Theme. Now the Blue Theme has the same blue background color within the entire window's background.
  • Added several improvements to design, code and performance.
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webfork on 2013-01-12 18:58

Excellent program. You can highlight a few important time zones but gives easy access if you want to check somewhere else on the map. Outstanding if you do a lot of international work and need to keep track of time in many different places across the globe.

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FreeMat Portable v4.2

webfork on 31 Jan 2014
  • 37MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Emka

FreeMat is an environment for rapid engineering and scientific prototyping and data processing. Similar to commercial systems such as MATLAB from Mathworks and IDL from Research Systems, but is free and open source.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch FreeMatPortable.exe.
What's new?
  • FreeMat is now (hopefully) easier to build. The top level README.TXT includes instructions on how to build FreeMat on all three platforms (Linux, Mac OS X, and Mingw32)
  • Documentation has been migrated to doxygen
  • A number of improvements have been made to the JIT back end
  • 64-bit on all platforms
  • Fixed path detection problem on win32 (forward vs backward slashes)
  • Added ability to change the scrollback length via edit->preferences menu
  • Fixed diary command so that commands are echoed as well as their outputs
  • Fixed diary so that the commands are echoed as well as the outputs
  • Added fflush command
  • Added ctrl-w to clear the current line
  • Changed sort algorithm to a stable one
  • Fixed bug in linspace for linspace(0,60000,60001)
  • Patched ctypewrite to use new ctype names
  • Converted FFTW to estimate mode from measure mode - should fix problems with long FFT times for large FFTs
  • Added more diagnostic output to ctypefreeze
  • Added stack trace on errors, even when not in dbauto on mode
  • Improved the autoconfig script for mac builds
  • Finished ctype interface - works as expected
  • Moved loadlib and import to external documentation section
  • Added external section to the documentation
  • Changed the default mode for "image" command" to "scaled" instead of "direct". This is less compatible with MATLAB, but I don't think it's unreasonably so
  • Added "edit" command
  • Changed default type for zero function to double precision
  • Added imagesc command. Modified image command to show un-scaled images
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Gmacri on 2010-10-29 10:53

FreeMat is an interpreted, matrix-oriented development environment for engineering and scientific
applications, similar to the commercial(expensive)package: MATLAB.

There are free clones of MATLAB available (totally legal and free) and can be downloaded from the web,
one of my favorites are FreeMat.
FreeMat is a free open source numerical computing environment and programming language,
similar to MATLAB and GNU Octave, is available for multiple operating systems, Windows, Linux and Mac
An advantage of Freemat is the convenient mechanism of loading shared libraries written by other
language (it features a codeless interface to external C, C++, and Fortran code)

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QuteCom Portable v2.2.1 Rev 2

webfork on 16 Jul 2015

QuteCom (previously called WengoPhone) is a free SIP-compliant Voice over IP softphone. It can be used for audio and video chats with other SIP clients and even call landlines using a SIP provider.

QuteCom Portable is a version of the software from PortableApps.com. Alternatively, X-QuteCom is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the portable installer and install to a folder of your choice. Launch QuteComPortable.exe.

Xenon File Manager Portable v1.5.0.2 Updated

webfork on 24 Feb 2019
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Jun 2012
  • Suggested by Ameri-CAIN

Xenon is a tabbed file manager that supports themes, search, bookmarks, and a folder view. The program also has its own file associations, letting you launch the program of your choice for a given file type.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: LGPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch XenonPortable.exe.