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Iconize v2.0.0.3

webfork on 25 Jul 2019
  • 181KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 May 2008
  • Suggested by Replika

Iconize resides in the system tray, allowing you to hide any application also in the system tray as an icon via its right-click menu. In the event that Explorer crashes and the taskbar is closed (and the system tray with it), Iconizer will rebuild all your icons when Explorer restarts. In addition, the program includes application minimize, maximize, restore, or close all at once.

NOTE: Official and many mirror sites are offline, linking to a user mirror. Please post in forums if you have access to the version.

Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Launch Iconize.exe
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2019-07-23 11:31

Looks like you don't need to extract anything? Looks to be natively portable?

webfork on 2019-07-25 09:25

@hamasaki - good catch, instructions updated

Mixture on 2019-07-27 12:48

I tried both 'Cliquez' links. Both return a 404 error message in a popup window. Must mean version 2.0.05 is gone.

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PngOptimizer v2.5.1

billon on 14 Feb 2017
  • 312KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Feb 2017
  • Suggested by Replika

PngOptimizer is an easy-to-use program to compress common graphics formats to PNG format with no quality difference. Files can be added one at a time or in batch to the program icon or window. Images can also come from the clipboard by pressing CTRL+V while the application is in focus. Graphics formats supported include BMP, GIF, TGA, as well as further compressesing PNG files. Animated GIF and PNG files (APNG) are also supported. Size decrease for PNG files varies widely on the original editor, but GIF and BMP conversions can be as much as 40% and 95% respectively.

Cross-platform with clients available for Linux. A CLI version is available.

Alternatively, PngOptimizer Portable automatically switches between 32-bit and 64-bit and adjusts the screenshots path.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
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 the same folder, create a text file called PngOptimizer.ini
  3. Launch PngOptimizer.exe

Optionally, to save images from the clipboard to the PngOptimizer application folder, right-click on the window and select Custom for the target directory and enter a period (.) in the box below.
Similar/alternative apps: FileOptimizer
What's new?
  • Fixed: window position would be always centered instead of being restored to the previous position.
Latest comments
webfork on 2013-05-31 23:08

Note about the 2.3 update: definitely takes full advantage of multi-processor systems. I tested it on Win7x64 with an i7 quad core and it got very close to 90% (few programs can do that). Definitely a big speed bonus over time there and good to see those kind of optimizations in freeware.

Checker on 2014-05-30 09:29

@ billon: Thanks ... and updated ;)

DarkShadow on 2014-06-10 16:35

There is a v2.4.2 for x64 !

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FontsOnCD v0.9b

webfork on 26 Apr 2015
  • 15KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by Replika

FontsOnCD allows you to simultaneously view and compare all TrueType fonts in selected folder. You can change the sample text, which can be viewed in bold, italic, underline and outline form.

Although the program name implies it only works with CDs, the program can work with any folder.

Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: None
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FontsOnCD.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: NexusFont
Latest comments
Zappa on 2006-12-08 06:12

This one is great to create an autorun for your font collection-CD.


raphael on 2006-12-09 04:06

Jup another app mimicking a file browser. My sincere advise?

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μStart v1.5.3

webfork on 7 Dec 2014
  • 148KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by Replika

uStart is a lightweight, minimalistic program launcher with a small program size and limited features (no drag and drop) but a very small program size.

Note: Although the homepage is in German, the program is in English.

Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application Folder
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch uStart.exe.
What's new? fixed some bugs in configuration and UI
Latest comments
hK on 2008-08-26 13:03

I replaced my U3 Launch-thingie with this. I've been a happier man ever since.. :)

PSquid on 2010-10-20 10:03

@a: "Most content of this web site is or will be in english language."
No need to use Google translate or anything like that.

Midas on 2012-11-13 14:34

Lean and mean x32 tray menu launcher, let down only by the lack of further development (seemingly ended in 2010) and drag'n'drop support -- uStart is a single 78 KB executable, and IMHO it's on par with PStart. Recommended.

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