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foobar2000 v1.6.14 Updated

Ennovy on 23 Nov 2022
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Nov 2022
  • Suggested by Barrette

foobar2000 is an audio player with low memory footprint and native support for most popular audio formats. It includes CD ripping, format conversion, replay gain, audio normalization, equalization and more. Playlist display and keyboard shortcuts are both very customisable. Additional functionality available via a wide variety of plugins.

The program can edit song tags (album and song name, number, year etc.) based on the FreeDB Internet database and even rename the original songs based on these tags. A file format conversion tool is available, but must be enabled with external downloads. Can even fix some MP3s with corrupted file headers.

Windows 2000 users can download the last compatible version: 0.9.4.
Windows XP and Vista users, download last version from 1.5 series.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. Select "Portable installation" and choose the destination folder
  3. Launch foobar2000.exe
Similar/alternative apps: 1by1, Boom, Winyl
What's new? See: https://foobar2000.org/changelog.
Latest comments
Special on 2021-03-12 08:10

v1.6.5 is currently "beta" fyi.

giulia on 2021-03-12 09:58

1.6.5 IS BETA !!!

freakazoid on 2021-03-12 15:01

I've rolled back the entry to 1.6.4.

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Subtitle Edit v3.6.10 Updated

Ennovy on 23 Nov 2022
  • 26MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Nov 2022
  • Suggested by Userfriendly

Subtitle Edit creates, edits, synchronizes, adjusts, repairs and helps translate subtitles. The program can also import and OCR vobsub and blu-ray image based subtitles (even from matroska/mp4 files).

Supports more than 200 subtitle formats and written in C#.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0+
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 SubtitleEdit.exe.
What's new? See: https://github.com/SubtitleEdit/subtitleedit/blob/master/Changelog.txt.
Latest comments
tomcat on 2022-03-24 05:50

It does have a non-intuitive interface, but is powerful and works fine on Windows 10.

tomcat on 2022-08-14 03:38

Version 3.6.7 is now available.

I take the opportunity to comment further that I have now tried the program on several occasions, always with good results without reading instructions. Though its interface does look a little intimidating at first, it's not all that difficult.
In particular,
Tools > Fix common errors… : converted a non-working document to a perfect srt.
Synchronization > Adjust all times (show earlier/later)… : was most useful.

lastaltoid on 2022-11-23 04:05

Version 3.6.10 available on 2022-11-21. Fixes missing dll file from v3.6.9.

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GPU-Z v2.51.0 Updated

Andrew Lee on 21 Nov 2022
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Nov 2022
  • 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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FileOptimizer v16.10 Updated

Andrew Lee on 19 Nov 2022
  • 194MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Nov 2022
  • Suggested by I am Baas

FileOptimizer is a broad format file compression tool used to reduce file size without changing the quality, known as "lossless." This is done via wide variety of optimization and recompression tools and techniques. Original files are sent to the recycle bin for restoration in the event the uncompressed version is preferred. A list of the 400+ supported formats include audio/video (MP3, OGG, M4A), image (GIF, JPEG, PNG), office formats (DOCX, XLSX, ODT, PDF) and system files (DLL, EXE).

Supports drag-and-drop of files into the window or onto the program icon. Note that by default the program removes metadata for many file types. This information reduces overall file size and protects privacy but is important to some users (e.g. photographers) and file search tools.

A 64-bit version is available within the folder, the author reports the program is functional in WINE, and can be used on the command line. Many images here on TPFC including our logo have been compressed using FileOptimizer.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU AGPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FileOptimizer32.exe or FileOptimizer64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

At startup, the program will optionally show ads to support program development. These can be disabled at any time.

Optionally, to save space:
  • 32-bit systems: delete FileOptimizer64.exe and the \Plugins64 folder
  • 64-bit systems: delete FileOptimizer32.exe and the \Plugins32 folder
  • Delete unnecessary language files
Similar/alternative apps: ArcThemALL!, PngOptimizer, RIOT
What's new?
  • - New INI setting PersistentGrid=false option to make contents of the file grid persistant across sessions
  • - Implemented files in grid being persistent, and thus allowing to automatically save the session (Krzysztof Janda, Jacobov Landau -#115-).
  • - Added Ctrl-C, Ctrl-X and Ctrl-V to copy and cut grid files to clipboard.
  • - Disabled Help->Topics item if CHM file is not available.
  • - Changed default value for StartupDelay from 1000 to 3000ms in order to support additional processing.
  • - Fixed PNGQUANT executable being corrupted (trlkly #124).
  • - Added preliminary support for Windows Dark/Light mode (Mike Ando #123).
  • - Improved Webview cache by setting it to system temporary folder.
  • - Updated Leanify to 0.4.3.275.
  • - Updated SQLite to 3.40.0 x86 and x64 Visual C++ 2022 custom builds.
  • - Updated pingo to 1.00 a60 x64 version.
  • - Updated UPX to 4.01.
  • - Updated Ghostscript to 10.00.0.
  • - Updated ffmpeg to 5.1.2.
  • - Updated FLAC to 1.4.2.
  • - Updated ImageMagick to 7.1.0.52 with HDRI support.
  • - Updated to Minify 2.12.4 x64.
  • - Updated to mutool 1.21.
  • - Updated to OptiVorbis 0.1.2.
  • - Updated to guetzli-cuda-opencl 2.1.5.
  • - Some minor optimizations and code cleanup.
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mcodex on 2018-12-24 11:44

That's not portable. I can only get a setup file installing in C: drive.

kilouiski on 2019-09-20 12:09

I just tried to reduce the size of a video and it has left me exactly the same and with either option: fast and the best.
Any explanation?.
Best regards.

webfork on 2019-10-06 22:40

@kilouiski: FileOptimizer exists because so few programs take the time and energy to fully compress your files with available tools. It sounds like the program used to generate your video was an exception.

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Rainmeter v4.5.16 Updated

freakazoid on 18 Nov 2022
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Sep 2022
  • Suggested by Fluffy Bot

Rainmeter is a customizable desktop widget program with the ability to display tools such as memory usage, battery power, RSS feeds and weather forecasts. The program includes many functional skins, able to record your notes and to-do lists, launch your favorite applications and control your media player all in a clean, unobtrusive interface.

Installer includes both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

XP/Vista users: download 3.3.3 Release version of Rainmeter.

Category:
Runs on: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 GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. Select 'portable install' during installation
  3. Launch Rainmeter.exe
What's new? See: https://www.rainmeter.net/changes-4.5/
Latest comments
Magibon on 2013-10-18 19:15

thanks for updating guys..
- after updating to 3.0.. the Weather stopped working for "Essential Bar".
- here's a fix: http://paste2.org/F57VBHFn

an updated version has also been updated on DeviantArt.

Wolfghost on 2016-03-19 19:53

3.3.1 Final Release (r2602) is out!

smaragdus on 2017-01-02 21:27

I am not on a Windows XP system yet I hate when developers drop support for Windows XP. As far as I know the last version of Rainmeter which supports Windows XP is 3.3.2.2743:
https://github.com/rainmeter/rainmeter/releases/tag/v3.3.2.2743
https://builds.rainmeter.net/

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Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition v107.0 Updated

Ennovy on 18 Nov 2022
  • 416MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Nov 2022
  • 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 and Extended Release versions are also available.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / 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
Emka on 2019-07-16 07:43

Hm, now I can't reproduce it... I'll post in the forums if I encounter it again. I already did so for Thunderbird Portable.

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

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CCleaner Free v6.06.10144 Updated Adware

Ennovy on 16 Nov 2022
  • 93MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Nov 2022
  • Suggested by Ennovy

NOTE: Recent press about CCleaner indicates it may represent a privacy concern.

CCleaner is a feature-rich system optimization and privacy tool. The program cleans unused, temporary and log files from your system, as well as traces of online activities such as Internet history and flash cookies. The program contains startup controls for Windows, major internet browsers and context menu entries. Includes a separate registry cleaner, duplicate search, system restore tool and can wipe both deleted files and drive free space for security.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder). Monitoring functions are only available in the pro version.

Additional cleaner rules can be using an unofficial set of community-developed set. It should be noted that many of these rules are alpha and the developers will not provide support for these rules, a thread in the users forum is dedicated to supporting the add-on rules.

Alternatively, ccPortable is also available.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete License.txt and unnecessary language files
  3. Launch CCleaner.exe or CCleaner64.exe (for 64-bit OS)

If the "Portable" ZIP package is not yet available:
  1. Download the installer and extract CCleaner.exe or CCleaner64.exe and necessary language files using 7-Zip to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a file named ccleaner.ini in the same folder
  3. Launch CCleaner.exe or CCleaner64.exe (for 64-bit OS)

Don't forget to disable usage data sharing in 'Options' - 'Privacy'.
Similar/alternative apps: BleachBit, PrivaZer
What's new? See: https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/version-history
Latest comments
Emka on 2020-10-19 05:50

No longer stealth, isn't it? Writes to my registry on Win10x64.

ripu on 2021-09-27 03:55

Not stealth, creates
HKLM\software\Piriform\CCleaner
HKCU\current\software\AvastAdSDK
HKCU\current\software\Piriform\CCleaner

Should block these on hosts:
0.0.0.0 ncc.avast.com
#0.0.0.0 www.ccleaner.com
0.0.0.0 ipm-provider.ff.avast.com
0.0.0.0 shepherd.ff.avast.com
0.0.0.0 ip-info.ff.avast.com
0.0.0.0 license.piriform.com
0.0.0.0 ipmcdn.avast.com
0.0.0.0 analytics.ff.avast.com
0.0.0.0 healthcheck.ccleaner.com
0.0.0.0 download.ccleaner.com
0.0.0.0 verify.ccleaner.com
0.0.0.0 softwareupdatechecker.live-everest-media.net

Ennovy on 2022-08-27 15:06

I confirm writing to the registry (Windows 11):
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Piriform
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Piriform

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PicPick v7.0.0 Updated

Andrew Lee on 14 Nov 2022
  • 30MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Nov 2022
  • Suggested by Cornflower

PicPick is a versatile all-in-one tool for images on the desktop. Includes a powerful screen capture tool, editor, color picker and palette, pixel ruler, protractor, crosshair, whiteboard and more. Can upload images automatically to FTP, Facebook, Twitter, default e-mail program, or send to installed Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, or PowerPoint).

Alternatively, PicPick Portable is stealth and automatically adjusts paths.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Leaves picpick in APPDATA, Cloud Explorer in LOCALAPPDATA, and picpick in ALLUSERSAPPDATA.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use. Note that without a blank picpick.ini file, the program will offer optional installation of the Bing toolbar.
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Create a blank file called picpick.ini in the same folder. Launch picpick.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: ShareX
What's new? See full changelog at https://picpick.app/en/changelog
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2018-06-26 16:25

The GUI is ruined in version 5.0.0, last usable version- 4.2.8.

kiwichick888 on 2022-10-24 04:49

I just downloaded using the link here and got the previous version 6.3.1. Downloaded again from the website and got the right one. The link on the website Download page (Portable Version) is different to the one here.

Ennovy on 2022-10-24 09:07

@kiwichick888: Thanks for the info, I changed the download link

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Windows System Control Center v7.0.5.0 Updated

Andrew Lee on 14 Nov 2022
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Nov 2022
  • Suggested by joby_toss

Windows System Control Center (WSCC) allows you to install, update, execute and organize the utilities from various system utility suites. The program either works as an interface or as downloader. The program can work with both utilities suites downloaded or can dynamically grab and run the programs via a web connection. The included Update Manager can check for newer versions of the utilities already installed and can download and install the missing items.

Works with Windows Sysinternals and NirSoft Utilities suites, but also highlights Windows' own utilities.

Note: The setup packages are downloaded from the author's website.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder and Windows registry (Sysinternals utilities)
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch wscc.exe.
What's new? See: https://kls-soft.com/wscc/history.php
Latest comments
AndTheWolf on 2022-09-10 15:09

Now at version 7.0.3.0

AndTheWolf on 2022-10-10 13:01

Now at version 7.0.3.4

AndTheWolf on 2022-11-12 20:23

Now at version 7.0.5.0

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Media Player Classic - Home Cinema v1.9.24 Updated

freakazoid on 12 Nov 2022
  • 57MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Nov 2022
  • Suggested by Rick

Media Player Classic - Home Cinema (MPC-HC) is a lightweight player with broad format support. It includes keyboard shortcuts, audio/video controls, a web interface for remote control and more. The program is derived from Media Player Classic (MPC), a media player that mimics the interface of Windows Media Player 6.4, and adds support for EVR rendering, H.264 and VC-1 video hardware acceleration, bugfixes, additional languages, decoders and more.

Note: The original version has stopped being developed since 2017. I have edited the entry to point to a fork that is actively maintained by clsid on GitHub.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP or 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete unnecessary language files
  3. Create an empty text file and name it mpc-hc.ini or mpc-hc64.ini (the INI file basically needs to have the same name as the EXE).
  4. Launch mpc-hc.exe or mpc-hc64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: SMPlayer
What's new? See: https://github.com/clsid2/mpc-hc/releases
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-04-05 15:45

@starshakur

.ini fixed, innit ? ...;-)

billon on 2017-07-16 19:12

"v1.7.13, the latest, and probably the last release of our project…"
:(

MIKLO on 2017-08-26 13:58

No matter what IMO Media Player Classic has always been, and will always be the best overall Media Player. I've been using for a very long time on many different OS's and it fulfilled my needs on all of them. I like the look and all the rest, maybe I'm being partial but so what it works 4me :) Great job by the makers so thanks for the hard work.
MIKLO

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