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Info-Base v13.1 Updated

Andrew Lee on 8 Apr 2024
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Apr 2024
  • Suggested by agam

Info-Base is a very fast, effective, and easy PIM (personal information manager) and a freeform database for any kind of texts, notes, snippets, and similarly other data. It is inspired by the good old "Info-Select", Version 1.0 for Windows (3.x) - by Micro Logic Corp. with some new options like links, spell checker, tagging, global search, clips from browsers or other programs (with , global hotkeys) , and much more.

Category:
Runs on:WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial. In all texts, searches etc., but not in file names.
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch InfoBase.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language, help and dictionary files.
What's new?
  • Improved viewers: (Ctrl+V)
  • Number of viewers adjustable
  • Viewers size adjustable
  • Some other fixes and improvements
Latest comments
IanFromBarrie on 2021-01-04 12:04

agam, this morning (2021 Jan 04) Firefox continues to block your site. Chrome and Edge do not.

agam on 2021-01-04 12:52

I have been using Firefox for many years and have never experienced this before. Maybe there is something wrong with your Firefox ??

hamasaki on 2021-01-08 02:57

It's blocked for me in FF too: "The site ahead may contain harmful programs"

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Media Player Classic - Home Cinema v2.2.0 Updated

Andrew Lee on 5 Apr 2024
  • 57MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Apr 2024
  • Suggested by Rick

GitHub user clsid' fork of 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: this is a fork of the original version that ceased development in 2017.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
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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calibre v7.8 Updated

lwc on 5 Apr 2024
  • 403MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Apr 2024
  • Suggested by I am Baas

calibre is a feature-rich e-book library management application with a variety of useful functions including viewer, addendums, editor, online book and news search/download. The software can perform detailed searches, convert e-books to device-specific formats, batch metadata tools, and a content server for online access to your collection.

The program syncs automatically with many different physical devices. It supports a variety of ebook and document formats.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux. Alternatively, Calibre Portable and an outdated X-calibre, as well as a WinXP-compatible version are also available.

Category:
Runs on:Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Requires 64-bit Windows
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Trolltech
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "portable installer" and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch calibre-portable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: TEBookConverter
What's new? See: https://calibre-ebook.com/whats-new

For details on the major changes in calibre between 7.0 and 6.0, see https://calibre-ebook.com/new-in/sixteen
Latest comments
IndioBB on 2022-07-19 21:00

Calibre 6.x not runs on Vista / Win7 and Win8

Ennovy on 2022-07-21 03:41

Thanks IndioBB. I changed the entry accordingly

hamasaki on 2024-01-31 11:30

Also writes entries to "HKCU\Software\calibre".

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CHK v5.25 Updated

gbrao on 31 Mar 2024
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Mar 2024
  • Suggested by encode

CHK is simple checksum program that can verify downloaded files from the Internet, hash your files to ensure integrity and help detect duplicates. Supports drag-and-drop and most popular hash protocols including CRC-16/32/64, ED2K, MD4/5, SHA-1/256/512/3, BLAKE2sp/b, BLAKE3 etc.

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 "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch chk.exe.
What's new? CHK v5.25 changes at https://encode.su/threads/1707-CHK-Hash-Tool?p=82432&viewfull=1#post82432.
Latest comments
gbrao on 2023-07-17 05:25

HashMyFiles by nirsoft offers both those options BTW. My most frequent use for hashing programs is finding duplicates. Si I'm using HashMyFiles. It also has a add to context menu option.

gbrao on 2023-08-24 23:41

No change-log yet for v5.00

gbrao on 2023-09-05 23:24

If anyone needs a 32-bit version of CHK : https://compressme.net/chk360_win32.zip

Thanks to a forum member at encode.

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PrivaZer v4.0.84 Updated

Ennovy on 31 Mar 2024
  • 19MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Mar 2024
  • Suggested by lautrepay

PrivaZer scans and cleans your computers and storage devices, including external disks, USB flash drives, iPods, SD cards or network drives. It safeguards your privacy by removing unwanted traces of internet activities, software usage, USB history, registry and files.

The program includes an available secure delete function that overwrites files to prevent recovery.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable version" PrivaZer.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: BleachBit, CCleaner
What's new? See: https://privazer.com/changelog.php
Latest comments
Klard on 2021-12-22 12:28

I've been using PrivaZer for a few months now and I like it. Most of the time when something goes wrong it is Me, not the app.

The_PrivaZer_Team on 2022-01-02 11:12

Thank you Klard for your nice words.

PrivaZer cleans around 250,000 PCs every month.
As already explained, the issue reported here by FileHandler was fixed 3 YEARS AGO in 2018 !

kinki on 2024-03-31 13:48

I've some portable browser and port. thunderbird on drive D:, not useable to clean the internet browsing.

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Notepad++ v8.6.5 Updated

SYSTEM on 30 Mar 2024
  • 21MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Mar 2024
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Notepad++ is a tabbed source code editor and Notepad replacement with a customizable interface. Includes source code "folding", allowing users to quickly reduce and expand sections of code to see the overall document. In addition, it features multi-language syntax highlighting, auto-completion, Perl-compatible regular expression search/replace, macro recording and playback, document map etc.

A host of additional functionality is available via the plugins admin view, including tools for file analysis, programming languages, viewers, calculations, user interface and many more.

Alternatively, Notepad++ Portable and the outdated X-Notepad++ clean the local folder.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP or 7z package according to your OS and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete unnecessary localization files
  3. Launch notepad++.exe
Similar/alternative apps: AkelPad, PSPad, EditPad Lite
What's new? Changelog at: https://notepad-plus-plus.org/download/.
Latest comments
Pendrive on 2021-12-08 16:48

Where is this "v8.1.9.3"?

PAFuser on 2022-01-19 09:26

8.2 does not seem to have sessions check box under general tab, and session does not seem to load or save. Any comments?

Mike.S.G. on 2022-01-20 09:43

@PAFuser

Things have changed a bit, can you make something happen by tweaking settings in Backup & Multi Instance... looking at the changelog some settings have been tweaked regarding Sessions???

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Q-Dir v11.51 Updated

Ennovy on 31 Mar 2024
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Mar 2024
  • Suggested by Island Boy

Q-Dir is a quad-pane file explorer that supports favorites, file/color filtering, export to XLS/CSV/TXT/HTML, screen magnifier, quick preview etc.

Alternately, Q-Dir Portable at PortableApps.com automatically switches between 32/64-bit and is approved by the publisher.

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Q-Dir.exe or Q-Dir_x64.exe (for64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: CubicExplorer, Tablacus Explorer
What's new? See: https://softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/Q-Dir/History
Latest comments
Pendrive on 2023-09-25 21:38

@Ennovy I do not appreciate your sniping at me. The fact is that I have zero rank and cannot update entries.
So, as my input — or the lack of — is so bothersome, I intend to delete all my posts and be gone.

Ennovy on 2023-09-26 00:26

@pendrive: It was just a friendly question, I did't mean to offend you in any way

Midas on 2023-09-26 09:18

@Pendrive: please don't. Your input is highly appreciated. Would you consider improving your rank by participating in forum discussions, for instance?

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ShareX v16.0.1 Updated

ashghost on 19 Mar 2024
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Mar 2024
  • Suggested by I am Baas

ShareX is a feature-rich screenshot utility that can grab a selected area with a single key and then edit, save to clipboard, drive and/or instantly upload them to 25+ different hosting services (posts to Imgur by default). ShareX can capture screenshots with variety of shapes including rectangle, rounded rectangle, ellipse, triangle, diamond, polygon and freehand. Supports screenshots with transparency and shadow, as well as those that require scrolling. In addition to images, the program can upload other file types, supporting uploads from the clipboard, a watched folder, as well as drag-and-drop.

Additional tools include a powerful screen audio+video recorder (MP4/WEBM or animated GIF format), color picker, ruler, FTP client, monitor test, file hash checker, QR code generator+reader, image effects and much more.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2+
Stealth: ? No. Log file saved to AppData\Local\Microsoft\CLR_v4.0\UsageLogs
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ShareX.exe.

Optionally,
  • Delete unnecessary language files
  • Enable portable video encoding via Task Settings - Screen Recorder - Screen recording options, clicking Download and then entering "ShareX\Tools\ffmpeg.exe" for the FFmpeg path
Similar/alternative apps: PicPick, Greenshot
What's new? See: https://getsharex.com/changelog
Latest comments
Jaex on 2016-09-29 09:17

@smaragdus fixed portable zip structure now.

smaragdus on 2017-03-22 14:26

ShareX is not stealth, it creates "ShareX.exe.log" in AppData (C:\Users\UserNAme\AppData\Local\Microsoft\CLR_v4.0\UsageLogs).

__philippe on 2018-11-09 09:11

ShareX v12.3.0 notable enhancement:

Added APNG encoding support to screen recording

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CCleaner Free v6.22.10977 Updated Adware

Ennovy on 13 Mar 2024
  • 111MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Mar 2024
  • 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
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

shiny on 2024-03-13 10:21

not allowed to run in my region. Goodbye=)

Midas on 2024-03-13 10:27

@shiny: knowing which region that is could help others...

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Task Manager DeLuxe v4.8.4 Updated

Andrew Lee on 1 Mar 2024
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Feb 2024
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Task Manager DeLuxe is a powerful alternative to the native Windows Task Manager, offering detailed monitoring and efficient administration and manipulation of processes, windows, services, sessions, startup entries, environment and system performance.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
If TMI.ini does not appear in the application folder, writes to AppData.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice.
  2. Create an empty text file in the same folder and name it TMX.ini or TMX64.ini (for 64-bit OS)
  3. Launch TMX.exe (for 32-bit OS) or TMX64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
Note that settings are discarded on exit.
What's new? See: https://mitec.cz/Data/XML/data_tmxvh.xml
Latest comments
Midas on 2018-08-07 07:06

Thanks for reporting, rqqt.

webfork on 2018-08-13 14:13

rqqt: confirmed, updated entry with additional instructions. Thanks for the note.

REVerdi on 2020-01-11 08:58

Correction:
2. Create an empty text file in the same folder and name it TMX.ini (for 32-bit OS) or TMX64.ini (for 64-bit OS)

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