JohnW's favorites (18)

GPU-Z v2.56.0 Updated

Andrew Lee on 3 Dec 2023
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Nov 2023
  • Suggested by JohnW

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

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

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

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

veyselcelik on 2013-09-13 21:53

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

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

@veyselcelik

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\TechPowerUP\Gpu-z

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VideoCacheView v3.09

Andrew Lee on 22 Jan 2022
  • 148KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Jan 2022
  • Suggested by JohnW

VideoCacheView automatically scans the entire cache of Internet Explorer/Microsoft Edge, Mozilla-based Web browsers, Opera, Chrome-based Web browsers and finds all cached media files. It allows you to easily copy the cached audio and video files into another folder for playing/watching them in the future. For video, if you have a player that is configured to play FLV files, it also allows you to play the video directly from your browser's cache.

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 VideoCacheView.exe.
What's new?
  • Updated to read the Cache_Data subfolder in the new version of Chrome Web browser.
Latest comments
webfork on 2012-08-24 01:16

juvera: there's a version with install/uninstall support but the other one should be portable... should we retest?

Ascend4nt on 2014-04-15 10:25

Its worth noting that this also finds and allows extraction of Audio files (since version 1.40). Very nice

webfork on 2014-04-30 01:48

Thanks Ascend4nt, updated description.

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FotoSketcher v3.70

billon on 20 Sep 2020
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by JohnW

FotoSketcher helps you take existing photos and modify them for a vintage or vibrant look, as well as a long list of available pencil sketch, pen-and-ink, or hand-drawn painting looks. All modifications include with a variety of settings and tweaks to control the look from dramatic to slight.

Also includes basic photo editing tools such as text, crop, rotate, even automatic contrast and sharpening.

Alternatively, FotoSketcher Portable is also available.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download FotoSketcher_X.XX_portable_32bit.exe or FotoSketcher_X.XX_portable_64bit.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new? See:
https://fotosketcher.blogspot.com/
Latest comments
Checker on 2014-08-30 23:53

@ EL_DeLino: Thanks ... and updated ;)

smaragdus on 2014-09-11 00:44

FotoSketcher 2.96 released.

smaragdus on 2015-07-22 23:34

FotoSketcher 3.10 has been released.

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Scribus Portable v1.4.8

billon on 2 Jul 2019
  • 137MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Jul 2019
  • Suggested by JohnW

Scribus is a desktop-publishing tool similar to Adobe InDesign and Microsoft Publisher. It supports professional publishing features, such as CMYK color, separations, ICC color management and versatile PDF creation. Includes support for a wide variety of file types via import filters, rendering of markup languages and XML file format. Other features include PDF Import, EPS import/export, Unicode text including right to left scripts such as Arabic and Hebrew. Scribus is cross-platform and open source.

Scribus Portable is PortableApps.com version of the program. Alternatively, X-Scribus is also available.

Win2K user: Version 1.3 series option (unsupported): Portable Scribus - (choose English or multilingual, extract to any folder of your choice and Launch PortableScribus.exe)

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: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch ScribusPortable.exe

Optional: to enable a variety of PDF functions, install Ghostscript Portable to the folder adjacent to ScribusPortable (e.g. If you have installed Portable Scribus to X:\PortableApps\ScribusPortable, install Ghostscript to X:\PortableApps\CommonFiles\Ghostscript)
Similar/alternative apps: Inkscape
What's new? See:
https://www.scribus.net/category/news/
Latest comments
zorro on 2019-01-28 03:40

...sorry, my previous comment only applies to the stable version 1.4.7 - changing "HKCU\Software\QtProject.." to "HKCU\Software\Trolltech.." in "ScribusPortable.ini" does it.
The test version (1.5.4) is stealth out of the box.

juverax on 2023-05-23 09:50

Scribus 1.5.8 released See https://www.scribus.net/scribus-1-5-8-released/
" The Scribus Team is pleased to announce the release of version 1.5.8. Like previous releases, work on version 1.5.8 focused mostly on bugfixes and code optimizations, the latter of which are expected to lead to reliability and speed improvements. We have also begun to prepare Scribus for using Qt6, which will make our work easier for future releases. "

I am not sure this release i portable,since itis not a "paf" file.

juverax on 2023-05-23 09:57

Download page (Sourceforge):
https://sourceforge.net/projects/scribus/files/scribus-devel/1.5.8/

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IECacheView v1.58

webfork on 5 May 2019
  • 88KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Jun 2016
  • Suggested by JohnW

IECacheView reads the cache folder of Internet Explorer and displays the list of all files currently stored. For each cache file, the following is displayed: Filename, Content Type, URL, Last Accessed Time, Last Modified Time, Expiration Time, Number Of Hits, File Size, Folder Name, and full path of the cache filename.

The information can be easily saved to a text/html/xml file, or copied to the clipboard and pasted to another application, like Excel or LibreOffice Calc.

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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 IECacheView.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed another bug with 'Error -1:Unknown Error!' message randomly appeared on Windows 7/x64/IE11 systems.

X-Celtx v2.9.1

Checker on 1 Feb 2015
  • 31MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Apr 2011
  • Suggested by JohnW

Celtx is a specialized tool for writing and formatting a screenplay to meet the exacting screenplay submission standards set by the theater and film industries. X-Celtx is a portable version of the program.

Alternatively, an earlier, natively portable version is also available (download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice, launch PortableCeltx.exe)

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch X-Celtx.exe
  3. Select the "it" drop-down menu, and choose "en" (to switch from Italian to English)
What's new?
  • Bug fixes and optimizations.
Latest comments
Local on 2007-09-14 12:38

I tried this a week or so ago and wasn't really impressed.
It might be great software but it's just not for me.

One thing I just this second noticed though was a 5MB profile folder in my application data folder under the name Greyfirst.

Maybe I used the wrong settings but it should also be pointed out I think

Tashi on 2008-01-04 19:04

I've used this software for quite a while. It is specifically for writing screenplays. So if you want to write a script for your short film or a screenplay contest, this software rocks. It is feature rich. Otherwise if you are looking for something browser related, or a word processor, best to look elsewhere.

Taf on 2011-08-30 12:38

A more recent and steath release is hosted on wPP site:
X-Celtx 2.9.1
http://www.winpenpack.com/en/download.php?view.759

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Extreme Units Converter v1.2.1.2

webfork on 15 Sep 2017
  • 723KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by JohnW

Extreme Units Converter performs conversion between common units of weight, length, area, volume and temperature. A total of 22 conversion functions are provided.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: MSVBVM60.DLL
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. The application is in the {app} folder
  3. Launch Extreme Units Converter.exe
Latest comments
SleepingWolf on 2014-10-08 23:07

Quite good looking but I think copy-and-paste is a prerequisite for a unit-converter program and yet CAP didn't work for me on Win8.

webfork on 2014-10-09 23:37

I just saw Onesimus' note about Softpedia. I've updated the entry to point to his link.

Checker on 2014-10-10 13:25

@ webfork: And I updated:
- the 'System Requirements'
- the Screenshot
- the version number

;)

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PaperBack v1.10

webfork on 21 Apr 2014
  • 227KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by JohnW

PaperBack lets you back up files to ordinary paper in the form of the oversized bitmaps. If you have a good laser printer with the 600 dpi resolution, you can save up to 500KB of uncompressed data on a single A4/Letter sheet. With integrated compression, up to 3MB can be stored on one sheet of A4/Letter paper. For data restoration, you will need a scanner with physical resolution that is 3-times the print resolution.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PaperBak.exe.
What's new? PaperBack version 1.00 did not implement AES encryption properly.
Latest comments
PJ on 2009-12-12 05:24

Hm, so I would have to use about a thousand pieces of paper to back up my latest snapshots... very efficient *g*

donald on 2010-06-10 14:04

Imagine saving something useful but small like a password or text encryption program.

This could outlast the flash memory you may have such a program stored on and allow for later recovery. (Acid free paper, sealed container with CO2 and no Oxygen)

And no it is not practical for very large files but I have heard that "small is beautiful"

MoisheP on 2013-12-19 21:05

Wonderful idea, thinking outside the box (or QR Matrix, as it were)! This opens up the door to many other possibilities...
Would it be possible to use a dot-matrix printer on aluminum foil?
How about laser printing on plastic film?
Steganography is another possibility: laser printers already do so - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Printer_steganography

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Virtual Magnifying Glass v3.6

webfork on 1 Jan 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Sep 2013
  • Suggested by JohnW

Virtual Magnifying Glass is designed for visually-impaired and others who need to magnify a part of the screen. Unlike most similar programs it does not open a separate window for the magnification but instead puts a movable magnifying glass on screen.

Cross-platform with versions available for Mac, Linux, and FreeBSD.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice. The application files are in the {app} subfolder. Launch magnifier.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Magnifixer
Latest comments
AdrianK_IT on 2011-12-26 19:41

DesktopZoom v3.5 (http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=957#comments) stays magnifying when you click on an item.

AdrianK_IT on 2015-05-26 13:13

I have had to use Desktop Zoom for real recently after an eye operation, and have uninstalled it. It would always fairly quickly lead to complete system lockup on my Win 7 Home Premium PC, mouse and keyboard completely useless, no pssibility to launch Task manager, hard shutdown the only option.

joby_toss on 2015-05-26 18:04

Virtual Magnifying Glass???

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SiteShoter v1.42

Checker on 22 Mar 2014
  • 108KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by JohnW

SiteShoter is a small utility that allows you to save a screenshot of any Web page into a file. It automatically creates hidden window of Internet Explorer, loads the desired Web page, and than save the entire content of the Web page into an image file (PNG, JPG, TIFF, BMP or GIF). Includes a command-line interface mode.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: GDIPLUS.DLL
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SiteShoter.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed bug: SiteShoter failed to save the file with %url% variable if the Web site URL specified a port number ( For example: http://mywebsite.com:8080 )
Latest comments
TP109 on 2011-02-24 19:13

This works. It captured a picture of an entire web page 1024x11126 pixels in size. Nice.

TP109 on 2011-02-24 19:15

Make sure to check automatically extend browser size according to Web page.

valcan on 2011-02-25 11:16

working with Mozilla Firefox you can do that: by the men├╣ File/Save as or File/Save with name.

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