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HWiNFO v6.32 Updated

billon on 30 Sep 2020
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by Baas

HWiNFO is a professional hardware information and diagnostic tool supporting latest components, industry technologies and standards. Includes system health monitoring (Thermal, Voltage, Fan, Power), basic benchmarks and multiple report formats (text, CSV, XML, HTML, MHTML).

Category:
Runs on: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch HWiNFO32.exe or HWiNFO64.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: SIV
What's new? See:
https://www.hwinfo.com/version-history/
Latest comments
Checker on 2015-02-04 07:07

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

DarkShadow on 2016-02-09 12:39

v5.20 (2016-02-09) released !

MIKLO on 2018-03-10 10:27

Very nice, this software will give all the info you could ever want, at least 4me :)Thanks to the maker for all the hard work to bring us this FREE software to use.
MIKLO

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PhonerLite v2.84 Updated

billon on 28 Sep 2020
  • 12MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by cmmehl

PhonerLite is an SIP softphone for making and receiving VoIP calls. It supports multiple SIP profiles, integrated phone book and call logging.

Note: PhonerLite is a stripped-down version of Phoner, with a different but more user-friendly GUI. They use the same DLL and configuration data (sipper.ini) and can co-exist in the same folder.

Category:
Runs on: 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 PhonerLite.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: MicroSIP
What's new?
  • Fix: import of Google Contacts.
Latest comments
CornHolio the Gringo on 2015-05-02 17:07

Thanks, Mate

Checker on 2016-06-25 19:52

'PhonerLite' is bigger in size than 'Phoner' now :D

BGM on 2017-02-08 03:04

Haha - I'm still using this program! It's still the best you can get for free.

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Balabolka v2.15.0.754 Updated

billon on 26 Sep 2020
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Balabolka is a feature-rich program to read text aloud from a variety of file types including DOC, RTF, PDF, ODT, FB2 and HTML. The program uses built-in Windows speech tools, but lets you fine tune voices, including rate and pitch, and a substitution list can also be applied to improve the quality of the voice's articulation. The program supports customized font and background color, skins, control reading from the system tray or by the global hotkeys.

The program can save to a variety of audio formats and quality levels, and can include synchronized text to external LRC files or in MP3 tags inside the audio files. When the audio file is played with players on a computer or on modern digital audio players, the text will be displayed synchronously (in the same way as lyrics for songs).

The program includes batch conversion tools from of a wide variety of document formats to audio or plain text and a file compare tool, file splitter and screen magnification window. Command-line functions also supported.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft Speech API (SAPI). This is included by default in Win2K and above.
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable Version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch balabolka.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language and help files.
Similar/alternative apps: DSpeech
What's new?
  • Added the option "Save current sentence to text file during reading aloud" (the window "Settings", the tab "Broadcasting"). It allows to display closed captions in streaming/broadcasting software.
  • Fixed small bugs.
  • Resources for Chinese (Simplified) language were updated.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2014-08-31 01:36

Balabolka 2.10.0.573 released.

Checker on 2014-08-31 01:53

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

FireRabbit on 2020-03-29 22:26

After years of using to use Balabolka I officaly gave up and bought textaloud a couple days ago.

Balabolka has for years had a strange bug where the longer it runs in the background the longer the delay it takes when you hit the "read selected text" hotkey.

TextAloud doesn't have this issue and not having to restart Balabolka every hour feels like a massive weight has been lifted from my shoulders.

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pestudio standard v9.07 Updated

billon on 26 Sep 2020
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by joby_toss

pestudio shows details about applications and other system files (.exe, .dll, .cpl, .ocx, .ax, .sys etc.) without starting them including:

  • Libraries that are used by an application
  • Functions that are imported by an application
  • Functions (also anonymous) that are exported by an application
  • All functions that are forwarded to other libraries
  • Obsolete Functions that are exported and imported by an application
  • If Data Execution Prevention (DEP) Windows security mechanism is used
  • If Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) Windows security mechanism is used
  • If Windows security mechanism Structured Exception Handling (SEH) is used
  • Whether some sections are compressed

pestudio standard lacks some features of pro version.

Category:
Runs on: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use/Liteware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete AddToShell.reg and RemoveFromShell.reg. Launch pestudio.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PPEE, PE Anatomist
What's new?
  • Add Sections > Characteristics field.
  • Show Relocations and Exceptions.
  • Extend support of MUI files.
  • Fixed bugs:
    • When retrieving executable hidden in data section;
    • About > Check update;
    • GUID pdb.
Latest comments
Midas on 2017-11-26 19:37

Like noted elsewhere, unless significant for the comment exchange, program changelogs are best posted to the forum topic (or entered at the appropriate field), my dear _phillipe. B-)

__philippe on 2017-11-26 21:39

All righty,... next time round,

the undersigned hereby pledge to abide by the recommendations, protocols,
procedures and regulations set forth by my Right Honourable Friend Midas,
the Member for TPFC's constituency,... cross my heart and hope to die... ;-)

__philippe

Special on 2019-09-14 18:16

Looks like with 8.98 they've removed even more features from the previous 9.87 free version (detect well-known whitelisted libraries/blacklisted resources), funny they don't mention that in the changelog.

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foobar2000 v1.6.1 Updated

billon on 25 Sep 2020
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Sep 2020
  • 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
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
shnbwmn on 2016-07-22 12:25

Great player, especially with a few tweaks. I use Meier crossfeed[1] together with Dolby surround emulation[2]. What this does is it spreads the sound out, as if you're listening to a live performance, and greatly reduces ear strain when listening with headphones (which I do 99% of the time). Other pluses are that it uses my own music directory structure, is very fast (opens in a snap), and it uses windows native look instead of someone's idea of a great skin.

[1] http://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_dsp_meiercf
[2]http://www.head-fi.org/t/447089/5-1-headphone-experience-foobar-configuration-for-all-stereo-music-files

Midas on 2016-07-22 15:49

@shnbwmn: FYI, Viper4Windows is a free general purpose Windows sound processor that includes similar tweaks, among many others... (V4W homepage appears to be having issues currently, but Softpedia has it: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Audio/Other-AUDIO-Tools/ViPER4Windows.shtml). Also available as Viper4Android.

Emka on 2019-09-21 07:29

v1.4.7 has been pulled down quickly due to bugs, v1.4.8 soon after that

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WifiInfoView v2.65 Updated

billon on 15 Sep 2020
  • 404KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by Checker

WifiInfoView scans the wireless networks in your area and displays extensive information about them. This includes Network Name (SSID), MAC Address, PHY Type (802.11g or 802.11n), RSSI, Signal Quality, Frequency, Channel Number, Maximum Speed, Company Name, Router Model and Router Name (only for routers that provides this information) and more.

When you select a wireless network in the upper pane of this tool, the lower pane displays the Wi-Fi information elements received from this device in hexadecimal format. A summary mode is also available that displays a summary of all detected wireless networks, grouped by channel number, company that manufactured the router, PHY type, or the maximum speed.

Category:
Runs on: 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 WifiInfoView.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: WirelessNetView
What's new? Added:
  • Support for WPA3 detection (Security column).
  • Support for detecting 802.11ax networks. Be aware that the calculation of 'Maximum Speed' is still not supported for 802.11ax.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2013-07-09 17:30

WinInfoView runs exclusively under Vista / Win7 / Win8, as noted in the System Requirements.
For the diehard WinXP users among us, Nirsoft maintains two equivalent wireless monitoring utilities :

WirelessNetworkWatcher: http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2128
WirelessNetView: http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1632

Cheers,

__philippe

webfork on 2016-03-30 21:13

Very happy: I just used this program to help track down the least-used channel in an area with a LOT of wireless connections and a lot of interference. This saved a lot of time, effort and energy (including electricity as multiple devices keep rebroadcasting their data).

I was also impressed by the amount of data it pulled from the various WIFI services in the area. Great program.

MIKLO on 2017-04-03 15:20

Very helpful program, was able to find issue causing problems :)
MIKLO

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XMedia Recode v3.5.1.8 Updated

billon on 15 Sep 2020
  • 31MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

XMedia Recode is an audio/video converter for most popular formats and includes handy profiles for popular mobile/tablet devices such as iPod, iPhone, Samsung, SonyEricsson, Zune, PSP, Blackberry, LG etc. These profiles include file format, screen size and other details chosen specifically for a given player.

Support many formats.

Note: This program was a member of the FFMPEG "hall of shame" for license issues.

Category:
Runs on: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete unnecessary language and profile files. Launch XMedia Recode.exe.

Default interface is German, to change to English:
  • Select Optionen, Sprache, English to change the user interface language to English
OR
  • Delete all files from the Lang folder except for english.lang
Optionally: Disable automatic updates in "Preference".
Similar/alternative apps: Video to Video, QWinFF
What's new? See:
https://xmedia-recode.de/en/version.php
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2016-07-02 06:10

@smaragdus. Yep, not working, looks like the file is missing. I have contacted the author of the software for a fix.

smaragdus on 2016-07-02 14:44

@hamasaki
Thank you for contacting the developer, the file is now available for download.

hamasaki on 2019-06-30 02:47

The licenses link above is a 404.

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ShareX v13.2.1 Updated

billon on 8 Sep 2020
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Sep 2020
  • 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
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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VeraCrypt v1.24 Update 7 Updated

webfork on 11 Aug 2020
  • 55MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Aug 2020
  • Suggested by abc

VeraCrypt is volume encryption software that functions like an attached drive, making it possible to actively work with data like any other drive until the volume is dismounted. The program supports favorites, hot keys, hardware acceleration, and auto-mount options. Includes a variety of available tools for added security including keyfiles, security tokens, hidden volumes, auto-dismount, cascaded encryption and cached password management.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux. Alternatively, VeraCrypt Portable is also available.

VeraCrypt is based on the inactive TrueCrypt, attempting to solve some of the program's documented weaknesses. The program can open and convert TrueCrypt volumes.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. Writes "LEGACY_VERACRYPT" driver settings to the registry.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download either the "Portable" or "Legacy Portable" (for WinXP-Win7) and launch
  2. When prompted to install, select the Extract option and select a folder of your choice
  3. Launch VeraCrypt.exe
For more information on the available options of running VeraCrypt in portable mode, read the section on Portable Mode.
Similar/alternative apps: TrueCrypt
What's new? See:
https://www.veracrypt.fr/en/Release Notes.html
Latest comments
giulia on 2020-08-10 00:35

hi
could be corrected for the w7 users!

CornHolio the Gringo on 2020-08-28 22:02

I still use TrueCrypt-7.1a, the proven.

webfork on 2020-08-28 23:44

@CornHolio - In terms of security, TrueCrypt is probably more than adequate for 98% of users. It's still very hard for someone to get into your data. However, VeraCrypt likely works better with whole-disk security and has some speed improvements.

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YUMI v2.0.7.4 Updated

billon on 6 Aug 2020
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Aug 2020
  • Suggested by webfork

YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer) can be used to create a multi-boot USB flash drive containing multiple operating systems, antivirus utilities, disc cloning, diagnostic tools and more. Aside from a few distributions, all files are stored within the Multiboot folder, making for a nicely organized Multiboot Drive that can still be used for other storage purposes. YUMI uses syslinux to boot extracted distributions stored on the USB device and reverts to using grub to Boot Multiple ISO files from USB, if necessary.

YUMI works much like Universal USB Installer, except it can be used to install more than one distribution to run from your USB. Distributions can also be uninstalled.

Note: YUMI v2.x can't remove distributions previously installed with Legacy YUMI! Although no longer supported, you can still Download Legacy YUMI.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract: Download YUMI-X.X.X.X.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: Universal USB Installer
What's new?
  • Update to support Endeavour OS.
  • Fix broken links for Antergos, EasyPeasy, Xpud, Bluestar and CubLinux.
Latest comments
misan on 2014-01-14 15:38

@Midas: Thanks.

AndTheWolf on 2015-04-17 17:09

Version 2.0.1.6 has been out for about a month.

Checker on 2015-04-17 18:53

I came ... I saw ... I updated ;)
@ AndTheWolf: Thanks for notifying and sorry for the delay. I'll have to check my update-tool later.

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Advanced Renamer v3.86.1 Updated

billon on 5 Aug 2020

Advanced Renamer can rename multiple files or folders using several different methods for calculating the new name, including metadata tools for sound and picture files (e.g. GPS data or ID3 tags) or other sources. Supports unicode, regular expressions, custom javascript and more.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
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 ARen.exe.

Optionally, disable automatic updates in settings and delete unnecessary language files.
What's new? See:
https://advancedrenamer.com/whatsnew
Latest comments
ripu on 2018-10-18 06:12

It's great except it does not support regular expression (regex) that contains lookbehind.

__philippe on 2019-07-12 12:30

Why bother with an inflated 25 MB "advanced" tool with muddy licensing terms
while 485 KB slim Pintosoft's FocusOn Renamer v1.3 (Free for everyone - personal and commercial use) will perform just as well ?

https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=89356#p89356

Special on 2019-07-14 00:11

Cool shill!

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DiskInternals Linux Reader v4.6.4 Updated

SYSTEM on 4 Jul 2020
  • 79MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Jul 2020
  • Suggested by AlephX

DiskInternals Linux Reader provides several disk management tools in an easy-to-use interface. Most notably it includes a tool for reading disks formatted to to a variety of file systems for Mac and Linux, as well as virtual disks from VMware, VirtualBox, VirtualPC and Parallels (VMDK, VHD, VDI, HDS). The program can also create disk images. The interface includes a disk usage window, basic file search, and a preview option for pictures and text.

Can create disk images (.img and .dsk), including boot sector. Filesystems supported include: Ext2/3/4; ReiserFS, Reiser4; HFS, HFS+ (Mac OS); FAT, exFAT; NTFS, ReFS (next-gen Windows filesystem); UFS2; and in preview-only mode: ZFS, XFS, Hikvision NAS and DVR.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder).

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. HKLM\SOFTWARE\DiskInternals, HKCU\Software\DiskInternals
License: Liteware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract the files with Universal Extractor to a temporary folder
  2. Launch LinuxReader.exe or LinuxReader64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
Similar/alternative apps: Explore2fs Portable Edition
Latest comments
webfork on 2017-03-01 19:13

Tested with Mac-formatted HFS+ drive today and this worked beautifully. Very easy and fast.

pfw70 on 2019-04-22 23:50

Tip: aside of Universal Extractor the .exe (Linux_Reader-v3.4.exe) can also be extracted with 7Zip, a portable version being availabe on this site, 7-ZipPortable.exe.
Also note that Linux_Reader v3.4 does not have a sub folder $INSTDIR anymore: LinuxReader.exe/LinuxReader64.exe can be found the base folder.

SYSTEM on 2019-05-10 00:43

@pfw70: Thanks, I removed the $INTDIR step from extraction instructions.

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AllDup v4.4.34

billon on 21 Jun 2020
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Jun 2020
  • Suggested by guinness

AllDup removes duplicate files from one or multiple directories and includes a preview function using Windows own tools (IE, MediaPlayer and WordPad). Can find duplicates by file name, file extension, file content, file dates, file attributes. The program can also help identify and remove music and or image files that are not only slightly different.

Multiple files, directories, and drives can all be scanned, as well as ZIP or RAR archives (with an optional file size limit), along with filters for file types and/or folders.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable Edition" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AllDupPortable.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new? See:
http://alldup.de/alldup_help/alldup_version.php
Latest comments
webfork on 2013-02-16 20:12

@Prime: Unknown. Anyway, just rechecked the status and the current license info is correct.

MIKLO on 2017-10-12 15:04

Working as "freeware" for me :) very nice software does all I want and more thanks for job well done.
MIKLO

Special on 2018-12-23 20:30

It seems that with v4.2.0 it now phone home no matter what on every startup, 4.1.8 didn't do this and yes, the option "Check for updates on startup" is disabled.

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VLC v3.0.11

billon on 15 Jun 2020
  • 121MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Jun 2020
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

VLC is a skinnable, feature-rich media player that supports a wide variety of multimedia file and streaming formats. It can play files while they download, from inside RAR files, online radio stations, convert video formats and much more. The software can also behave as a streaming server for delivering video in unicast or multicast mode.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Creates dvdcss folder in %APPDATA% when playing DVD.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP or 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Create portable subfolder. Launch vlc.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary locales.
Similar/alternative apps: MPC-HC, SMPlayer, PotPlayer
What's new? See:
https://www.videolan.org/vlc/releases/
https://www.videolan.org/developers/vlc-branch/NEWS
Latest comments
gbrao on 2018-02-12 07:06

The file vlcrc in the 'portable' folder has this entry :

[skins2] # Skinnable Interface
# Skin to use (string)
skins2-last=vlc_deepdark.vlt

VLC seems to accept relative paths (here at least). I have vlc_deepdark.vlt in the same directory as vlc.exe and it works OK.

Also with 3.0.0, no files/dirs left anywhere else. But creates a QT reg key :
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\QtProject\OrganizationDefaults\FileDialog

I run vlc from a NSIS exe which deletes that key after VLC exits.

zorro on 2018-02-12 13:18

..at least with "native skin" there's no QT-Key left behind - I just checked it. When activating alternative skins, the Key appears but can be handled with a batch or portable starter like gbrao mentioned.

zorro on 2018-03-01 12:05

"Download the ZIP-Package" in description is a bit misleading: fuzzing around with the scripted download-button, you won't find a ZIP. At least I didn't find it.
Simpler: select "our FTP archive" under "older versions" (lefthand, underneath the small slideshow) - there you also find the newest versions as ZIP.

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qBittorrent v4.2.5

webfork on 1 Jul 2020
  • 19MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Apr 2020
  • Suggested by rbon

qBittorrent is a file sharing client modeled as an open alternative to µTorrent. It includes a torrent search engine, support for all extensions (DHT, Peer Exchange, crypto, Magnet/BitComet etc.), web interface, RSS, scheduler, IP Filtering (eMule and PeerGuardian compatible), IPv6 compliance and more. Uniquely, it includes a program lock to password-protect the interface.

The program includes torrent creation and even tracker capabilities (for serving content).

Clients are also available for other platforms (Mac, Linux, FreeBSD, OS/2) and in ~25 world languages. Alternatively, a PortableApps version is also available.

Category:
Runs on: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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 extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a folder in the same directory called profile
  3. Launch qbittorrent.exe
Similar/alternative apps: µTorrent, Free Download Manager
What's new? See:
https://www.qbittorrent.org/news.php
Latest comments
appsuser on 2019-05-06 20:41

@thepiney: Same here. I've used magnet links no problem. The only time I've had errors is when the program loses access to the downloaded torrent files while it's still trying to share them (if you deleted or moved the downloaded files without deleting the torrent file). I moved from uTorrent because they started adding advertising, but there are settings tweaks to remove it.

JudyGarland on 2019-12-05 06:31

Qbittorrent does not support Windows XP and Vista anymore from v.4.2.0, though 'portableapps' seems not aware of that.
Please update 'System Requirements' section.

Regards

liamZ on 2019-12-19 05:46

Hi, from the changelog of qbittorrent 4.2.1: (not the portableapps.com version)

FEATURE: Enable portable mode if "profile" directory exists

Anyone knows how does it work?

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HxD v2.4.0.0

billon on 28 Feb 2020
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Feb 2020
  • Suggested by nullx42

HxD is a carefully designed and fast hex editor including raw disk editing, modifying foreign RAM and handling files of any size. The program includes search/replace (ASCII | Unicode), export, checksum/digests, insertion of byte patterns, file shredder, concatenation or splitting of files, statistics and more.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable" installer inside the ZIP package, extract it and execute. Launch HxD32.exe or HxD64.exe.
What's new? See:
https://mh-nexus.de/en/hxd/changelog.php
Latest comments
Special on 2018-07-17 21:51

v2.0.0.0 is now out in stable, after almost 10 long years, and it's still the best Hex editor!

__philippe on 2018-07-18 09:54

Seconding Special's praise for HxD 2.0

HxD was remarkably useful yet in its former v1.1.7 incarnation.
Ten years on, the v2.0 release, resurrected from limbo, Phoenix-like,
offers an amazing list of new features and enhancements, such as:

• New Data Inspector
• New Unicode support
• Enhanced Search window
• …

https://mh-nexus.de/en/hxd/changelog.php

Recommended.

pacofdez on 2019-01-17 17:14

The solution to [Scrolling on Windows 10 tablet problem] is appreciated.
https://forum.mh-nexus.de/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=929

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CLCL v2.1.1

billon on 18 Dec 2019
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Dec 2019
  • Suggested by Ezzetabi

CLCL is a clipboard caching utility that supports all clipboard formats, including bitmaps. It comes with a built-in viewer for examining clipboard contents and additional features via plugins, a number of which can be downloaded from the website.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package plus optionally additional plugins (formats and tools) and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Edit clcl_app.ini changing portable=0 to portable=1
  3. Launch CLCL.exe

When adding plugin DLLs, make sure you use relative paths (e.g. if you put tool_text.dll in a "Plugins" folder, use .\Plugins\tool_text.dll) to ensure maximum portability.
Similar/alternative apps: Ditto
What's new? See Japanese changelog here.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-09-26 23:24

After 10 years of inactivity, now the developer is releasing a version after version, nice ;)

lintalist on 2015-10-05 22:48

I like(d) CLCL a lot, but on Windows 8/64bit it has a bug for me. I'd set it up to show 19 items in the menu so that the letter 't' is the shortcut for templates menu, unfortunately it doesn't properly register the hotkey of the CLCL program I think because when I press alt-t in any program it always pops up an empty template menu (from CLCL) which shouldn't happen because it not a global hotkey.
Good alternative I found was ArsClip - http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=734 - and set it up as CLCL as close a possible. Still like CLCL though.

zorro on 2019-12-16 05:06

Unfortunately the new version 2.10 is not stealth any more - it creates a folder "CLCL" with settings and history in AppData. I tried entering the program path for "WorkDir" in the "general.ini", but the folder is still created. Reverting to version 1.12...

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Lynx Portable v2.8.9

billon on 1 Dec 2019
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Aug 2018
  • Suggested by ABC

Lynx is a text-based web browser with support for HTML4 (no CSS), HTTP 1.1, tables, frames, and more. Includes full keyboard shortcut support.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch LynxPortable.exe.
What's new? See:
https://lynx.invisible-island.net/release/breakout/CHANGES

GifCam v6.0

billon on 15 Feb 2020
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Oct 2019
  • Suggested by guinness

GifCam is a handy and reliable application designed to record the screen and to convert the recordings into GIF format. It supports to define the recording frame rate, to select the color quality, to add a text in frames, capture the cursor and much more.

Great for demonstrations, how-tos and bug testing.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder (if "Save Settings On GifCam Path" checked in "Customization")
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch GifCam.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: ScreenToGif, LICEcap
What's new? See:
http://blog.bahraniapps.com/gifcam-6-0/
Latest comments
vmars316 on 2017-01-26 00:07

Win10 each time I use this thing
it screws up my windows colors scheme .

webfork on 2017-01-27 23:32

@VMARS316: Author is very responsive to issues. Please post steps and screenshots to github.

__philippe on 2018-01-13 11:23

GifCam v5.5 ßeta 5-JAN-2018 is out (new version since v5.1 OCT2015)
http://blog.bahraniapps.com/

As first mentioned by hamasaki
https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=88941#p88941

GifCam v.55 changelog:
- Automatically detects and set transparent/greenscreen color
- Option for saving “setting.ini” in the same gifcam directory
- GifCam 5.5 can access/use 4GB address space on 64 bit computers
- Accurate pixel perfect recording area calculations
- Fixed “recording outside area” & “black border” for some high-res displays
- Supports dropping gif file on the main GifCam window to open it.

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Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder v1.1.1

billon on 4 Sep 2019
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Sep 2019
  • Suggested by boloyoung

Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder is a powerful tool that helps you to find and remove duplicate photos or similar pictures on your PC. It is able to compare pictures that were resized or with corrected colors (e.g. contrast modified, black and white photos 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 ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AwesomePhotoFinder.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Dup Detector
What's new?
  • Option "Minimum picture size" - for those who don't want to scan small pictures.
  • Fix for the bug with multiple deletion.
Latest comments
kiwichick on 2010-06-17 08:22

Would be nice if it had an option to not search subfolders.

Hinesmdc on 2015-06-05 02:51

@kiwichick It does!

webfork on 2015-11-29 20:56

Absolutely excellent program that saved a ton of room on my hard drive, clearing out duplicates as well as several multiple-size images from an earlier effort to compress some really big photos. The best part is how it automatically sees two photos that are already very similar and helps you pick the better one to archive. There were only one or two false-positives in a batch of hundreds (a concert picture somehow got paired with a painting of Mozart).

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PDF-XChange Viewer v2.5.322.10

webfork on 6 Apr 2019
  • 20MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Dec 2018
  • Suggested by Myles

PDF-XChange Viewer is a feature-rich program that displays multiple PDF documents within a tabbed interface. Edit features include the ability to rotate documents, add comments/annotations to any PDF file, apply custom stamps from any image/PDF file/Windows clipboard, mark-up pages with text and objects, and type directly on any PDF page in "Typewriter" mode.

The program supports exporting to BMP/JPEG/TIFF/PNG etc., or extracting text from a PDF page/file. Additional features include capturing the document with the snapshot tool (copies an area to clipboard), measuring tools for distance, area and perimeter, and more. A recommended picture-to-text OCR plugin is available (thanks Bruce) as is a PDF help file.

Reported as functional on Mac/Linux under WINE. Alternatively, PDF-XChange Viewer Portable adjusts paths, with an OCR plugin and help file available from the website as separate downloads.

Note:

  • This program has mostly been replaced by PDF-XChange Editor (also portable), which has some additional features.
  • For 64-bit, see forum post

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Optionally, delete unnecessary language files and install OCR plugin
  3. Launch PDFXCview.exe
Similar/alternative apps: SumatraPDF, PDF-XChange Editor, STDU Viewer
What's new? See:
https://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-viewer/history
Latest comments
Midas on 2016-03-27 20:32

FYI, additional languages OCR downloads are available from http://www.tracker-software.com/pdf-xchange-viewer-ocr ...

Mixture on 2017-02-07 16:30

@zorro:
I updated my default PDF viewer (PDF-XChange Viewer 2.5.320) today. Tracker Software still updates the Viewer.
Why don't I use the PDF-XChange Editor? Simple, I need a PDF viewer, not an editor.

PAFuser on 2017-06-30 15:11

Mixture is correct. Only need as viewer with able to add text comment (download utility bills and mark date paid, less paper stored).

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MPH v1.1.5

billon on 11 Jun 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

MPH (Media Player Hotkeys) allows you to control many popular media players from one set of global hotkeys. Since different players all have different shortcuts, MPH only requires you remember one set of controls. Includes support for lesser-used and "media" buttons on your keyboard and allows a variety of functions including Play, Pause, PlayPause, Stop, Next, Previous, Volume Up, Volume Down, Volume Mute and Show Popup Menu.

These applications are fully or partially supported: 1by1, AIMP, AIMP3, AIMP4, ALPlayer, ALSong, Billy, CoolPlayer, Foobar2000 WA, foobar2000, KMPlayer, Light Alloy, Media Player Classic, MPC-BE, MPC-HC, Pandora Desktop App, PotPlayer, Quintessential Media Player, Screamer Radio, STP, Spider Player, Spotify, Trout, VLC, Winamp and Windows Media Player.

Category:
Runs on: 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 MPH.exe.
What's new?
  • Spotify client version 1.0.75.483.g7ff4a0dc is now partially supported.
Latest comments
Ganamyde on 2013-06-07 11:27

skwire, you are too quick releasing your apps, its better you thoroughly test them first.

Napiophelios on 2013-06-07 21:58

Seems to work fine on WinXPSP2

no error messages or oversized feilds in the gui (like your screengrabs indicate)
what OS you using Ganmyde?

webfork on 2013-12-26 21:09

Got a new keyboard for my system the other day and once again this program came through for me to make the pause/play button work with VLC and Foobar. Win.

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LICEcap v1.28

billon on 8 Dec 2017
  • 444KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

LICEcap can capture an area of your desktop and save it directly to animated GIF files. Features include: move the screen capture frame while recording, pause and restart recording, with optional inserted text messages, global hotkey (Shift+Space) to toggle pausing while recording, adjustable maximum recording framerate, basic title frame, with or without text, record mouse button presses, display elapsed time in the recording.

You can run multiple LICEcap window simultaneously, even of another LICEcap.

Cross-platform with a version available for Mac OS.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract licecap.exe to a folder of your choice
  2. In this folder, create an empty text file and rename it to licecap.ini
  3. Launch licecap.exe
Similar/alternative apps: GifCam
What's new?
  • LCF: fix crash when error opening output file.
  • GIF: use WDL_FileWrite to write to disk rather than fopen()/_wfopen(), lock files while writing.
  • New icon.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-08-27 11:47

LICEcap version 1.26 is out, changes:
v1.26 - August 26 2015
+ Windows 8.1+ high-DPI fix, thanks to Betsegaw Tadele

Checker on 2015-08-27 19:22

@smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

Cornflower on 2018-01-18 11:41

This is excellent! I'm already creating demos with it.
Of the 2017 utilities, I use this one and Calculor the most.

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SigcheckGUI v1.1.3

smaragdus on 21 Feb 2017
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Nov 2016
  • Suggested by Checker

SigcheckGUI is a system and security analysis tool for understanding files and processes. The program shows a variety of file data including signing source, 32/64-bit status, version, publisher, and more. Security options include VirusTotal analysis and file hashing (MD5, SHA1, and SHA256). The program can even run on all active processes.

The program can export results to spreadsheet (CSV) or copied to the clipboard.

SigcheckGUI is a front-end for Sigcheck from Sysinternals.

Category:
Runs on: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Sysinternals\SigCheck: "EulaAccepted"
License: Freeware for non-commercial use (obtain commercial license)
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice.
  2. Download Sigcheck ZIP package and extract sigcheck.exe or sigcheck64.exe (for 64-bit OS) to the same folder.
  3. Rename sigcheck64.exe to sigcheck.exe.
  4. Launch SigcheckGUI.exe.

Optionally:
  • To enable Compute Hashes and Query VirusTotal features, check those boxes in the Options tab
  • To check extensions other than EXE and DLL, select the Options tab and enter them in the "Allowed Extentions" entry
Similar/alternative apps: RapidCRC Unicode
What's new? Added:
  • SigcheckGUI now handles passed files and folders.
  • Added "Clear unknown" to the Clear menu.
Changed:
  • Changed/added some icons.
  • Verified SigcheckGUI works with sigcheck.exe v2.54.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2016-02-04 13:18

The underlying SysInternals's SIGCHECK utility (CLI) is updated to V2.5 (as of 02-FEB-2016)
with the following change :

- now reports all the signatures of images that have multiple signers

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897441.aspx

Please note that since v2.4, SigCheck requires Vista, Win7 or higher.
(v2.3 still works fine under XP)

smaragdus on 2016-09-03 20:01

Version 1.1.2 does not include 'sigcheck.exe'.

__philippe on 2016-09-03 21:33

The underlying SysInternals's SIGCHECK utility (CLI) is updated to V2.54 (as of 29-AUG-2016) with the following change :

- fixes a bug that could result in it reporting signed files that have been modified as having a valid signature.

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DriveImage XML v2.60

billon on 20 Jan 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jan 2017
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

DriveImage XML allows you to backup any logical drive or partition to an image file, even if the drive or partition is currently in use. You can browse an image file, view/extract files from it, or restore the image to the same or different drive. It also has a function to help you clone one hard disk to another.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None. (Don't check the logging option.)
Dependencies: Administrative rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial. The program itself doesn't support unicode, but it uses Windows Shadow Copy for backing-up.
License: Free for non-commercial use
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and install to the default folder.
  2. Copy all files (except Uninstall.exe, INSTALL.LOG and install.sss) to a folder of your choice.
  3. Uninstall the program.
  4. Launch dixml.exe.
Latest comments
Midwest Dave on 2011-01-22 19:11

I have my doubts regarding how "portable" this program is. I know it's popular...but portable...not so sure. I decided to try running it in a sandbox (Sandboxie). It wouldn't even install in the sandbox. Makes me think this program is trying to install a driver and sandboxie is stopping it. If so, then it's not portable in my sense of the word.

webfork on 2011-01-23 18:21

Dave: Many programs that have access to system areas and require admin rights are difficult to effectively virtualize by Sandboxie or other programs.

abc on 2012-01-13 01:28

I really wanted to try this but it kept crashing on Vista.. I guess I'm stuck with Clonezilla (not such a bad thing, actually)

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SoftPerfect Network Scanner v6.2.1

billon on 2 Dec 2016
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Oct 2016
  • Suggested by NewKreation

SoftPerfect Network Scanner is a feature-rich, multi-threaded network scanner to find and identify network resources. Includes IP, NetBIOS and SNMP, can ping computers, scans for listening TCP ports, and shows what types of resources are shared (including system and hidden). In addition, it allows you to mount shared resources as network drives, browse them using Windows Explorer, filter the results list and more.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder).

NOTE: latest versions of this program has gone commercial; linking to last available freeware version (thanks UserFriendly).

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Select either 32-bit or 64-bit folder (depending on your OS)
  3. Launch the program by using "netscan.exe /ini" or "netscan.exe /xml"
Similar/alternative apps: NetBScanner
What's new? Added:
  • Passing PowerShell scripts as Base64 to wrap DOS-unfriendly symbols.
  • New expressions "Less than" and "Greater than" to the filter conditions.
  • Conditional column highlighting if a row value meets a specific criterion.
  • A list of disregarded account names in User and Group Membership queries.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-07-20 07:17

SoftPerfect Network Scanner 6.0.7 has been released, changes:
2015-07-19 - 6.0.7
· Added an option to allow ARP outside current subnet.
· Added adapter name in the auto detection dialog.
· Added official Windows 10 support.

Checker on 2015-07-20 18:38

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

giulia on 2016-12-02 11:13

hi
is not free anymore :(

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Process Hacker v2.39

billon on 29 Mar 2016

Process Hacker is a feature-packed tool for manipulating processes and services on your computer. Includes a simple, customized tree view, detailed performance graphs, list of network connections, comprehensive process list (including hidden), full control over processes, rootkit termination, and DLL controls.

Alternatively, Process Hacker Portable is stealth.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Settings location is specified by passing the -settings parameter to Process Hacker, together with the full path to the settings file.
Stealth: ? No. To make stealth:
  1. Delete/rename kprocesshacker.sys before launch or start the program with -nokph argument. Note that this will disable some advanced features
  2. Delete/rename plugins\UserNotes.dll before launch. The UserNotes plugin saves its settings in %APPDATA%\Process Hacker 2\usernotesdb.xml
  3. Although there is no automatic update checker, avoid this option in the Help menu as it will leave a trace in the Internet Explorer browser cache
License: GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file named ProcessHacker.exe.settings.xml in the x86 subfolder for 32-bit or x64 for 64-bit
  3. Launch ProcessHacker.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Process Explorer
What's new?
Latest comments
misan on 2016-02-02 17:39

btw the link for the BAT launcher seems to be broken.

SYSTEM on 2016-02-03 07:48

I added a link to Process Hacker Portable.

misan on 2016-02-04 20:15

Thank you.
It's a great app, I personally prefer it over Process Explorer.

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FreeFileSync Portable v6.2 Updated

webfork on 27 Sep 2020
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Feb 2014
  • Suggested by bassiliin

FreeFileSync is a folder comparison and synchronization tool. It supports filters, file sizes greater than 4GB, delete-before-copy for large sync operations, and creation of batch files for automated synchronization. After compare process (by date or content) operations can be customized on a file-by-file basis.

FreeFileSync Portable is in PortableApps.com Format, automatically adjusting paths.

Notes:

  • The latest version of this program is adware (offers for installation of 3rd party software), may not be open source, and locks itself to a specific path (only the drive letter may change), but a more recent version of this program (v7.9) can be made portable. Note that the update check will run whenever the runtime path changes even if you disable it.
  • FreeFileSync versions 6.3 and later can not be run from a portable menu or scheduling software due to a unfixed bug in the app.

Category:
Runs on: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPLv3.
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch FreeFileSyncPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: WinDataReflector, FolderSync, DirSync Pro, DSynchronize, Zback
Latest comments
wagner reatto on 2017-01-25 12:36

I liked this utility very much, but it stopped being portable to non-donors (being a donor in Brazil is complicated for many reasons). I looked for other similar utilities. Here I found fastcopy, I found it interesting. I had the happiness of finding SyncFolders, which is also portable. You can find it here http://www.syncfolders.elementfx.com. I think portablefreeware.com could add it here.

Midas on 2017-01-25 13:07

@wagner reatto: SyncFolders has been suggested at the Forum (see https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=22039) where software garners more attention and testing. É só uma dica aqui do sítio... ;)

wagner reatto on 2017-01-25 13:17

thank you, Midas, i'll see.
(obrigado, Midas, verei).

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HerdProtect Anti-Malware Scanner v1.0.3.9 Private

Checker on 25 Dec 2015
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Dec 2014
  • Suggested by abc

HerdProtect Anti-Malware Scanner is a fast and free Windows desktop program which detects malicious threats, spyware and adware by utilizing 68 industry anti-malware scanners. It has no impact on your system resources and uses the herdProtect cloud-based scanning engine. The scanner is a second line of defense and is designed to work perfectly with your existing anti-virus software.

Category:
Runs on: Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Reason\HerdProtect
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch herdProtectScan.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Virus Total, Jotti Malware Scan

D-Fend Reloaded v1.4.4

lwc on 12 Mar 2019

The program provides an easy, graphical environment for DOSBox (which runs a wide variety of DOS-based games on and programs modern hardware), helping with the management of program details such as configuration and tweaking.

The program also includes helpful configuration files and pre-sets for a variety of popular DOS games.
DOSBox is included in the installation.

Category:
Runs on: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download and run the installer
  2. Select "Custom installation" and then "Portable mode" in the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch DFend.exe
Note: A PortableApps.com installer is also available. On the Download page, look in the "Other packages" section under "Other installation packages."
What's new?
  • All path names in conf files stored in archive files are made relaltive.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2014-04-02 22:37

Great tool! Using it now I can play my favourite DOS game BlockOut by California Dreams on my Widnows 8 system.

smaragdus on 2014-07-01 08:25

D-Fend Reloaded 1.4.0 is out.

Checker on 2014-07-01 14:41

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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Ant Renamer v2.12.0

Checker on 13 Jul 2015
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Jul 2015
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Ant Renamer provides many options for the batch renaming of files and folders. The program includes the ability to change file extension, replace/insert/move strings, change case, even give files random names. The program can even rename based on date and time (great for scanned files) or using exif/mp3 tag info (making metadata the file name), or regular expressions. File renaming can be previewed before execution and changes can be added to a batch file and saved for future use.

Alternatively, Ant Renamer Portable (PortableApps.com Format, adjust drive letters and paths as you move PCs).

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Renamer.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Rename Master
What's new?
  • Option (disabled by default) to consider the last "." in folder name as extension delimiter. Previous versions were always considering that a folder could have an extension, but that's commonly used.
  • When folders are renamed, the path of files in the list is updated if needed. Previous versions were giving an error as files contained by renamed folders were not found anymore.
  • "Case sensitive" option in the "Multiple string replace" action.
  • A few bugs fixed.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-07-13 14:15

New version of Ant Renamer has been released- 2.12.0, what is new in the latest version:
2.12 (04/07/2015)
· Option (disabled by default) to consider the last "." in folder name as extension delimiter. Previous versions were always considering that a folder could have an extension, but that's commonly used.
· When folders are renamed, the path of files in the list is updated if needed. Previous versions were giving an error as files contained by renamed folders were not found anymore.
· "Case sensitive" option in the "Multiple string replace" action.
· A few bugs fixed.

Checker on 2015-07-13 20:47

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

ripu on 2015-11-02 10:31

There is no way to rename using multiple methods/rules at the same time. You have to use one method at a time. Also, can't preview all the files and can't undo after closing the software. So, I prefer Advanced Renamer.

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Dup Detector v3.3.0.2

webfork on 17 Dec 2015
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Aug 2011
  • Suggested by Kongu Tamil

Dup Detector finds duplicate or near-duplicate images by comparing image pixel data. As large image collections can over time pull in duplicates with different file sizes and different names, this program helps track those down and save disk space.

Note: main website down, linking to archive.org

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Windows registry. It was a tough call, but I finally decided to accepted it as portable because it is probably not something that you will run that regularly. And when you run the program on a different machine, a few parameters will need to be adjusted anyway.
Stealth: ? No. A yaP configuration file to make Dup Detector portable and stealth is available at http://rolandtoth.hu/yaP/#examples
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Move the contents of {app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch DupDetector.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder, ImgSearch
What's new? V3.30 3/2/11
  1. Added support for .GIF

V3.301 4/17/11
  1. Added alternate file extensions (.jpg .jpeg .jpe .jif) and (.tif .tiff)

V3.302 7/8/11
  1. Made minor changes to use of image list
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Andrew Lee on 2006-07-26 23:55

Since the license says it is freely distributable, I have added a direct download link for those of you who still want it.

AlephX on 2007-02-04 23:45

I had a DL error... anyway it´s possible to find it even at
http://www.freeware-guide.com/rareware/DupDetector.html

peter48 on 2019-07-12 04:30

This software is old.
I did not manage to make it work under Windows 10.

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WhatIsHang v1.27

Checker on 26 Sep 2015
  • 116KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Feb 2015
  • Suggested by guinness

WhatIsHang tries to detect software that is currently frozen or hanging, displaying information that can help explain what caused the issue. The program displays a list of related strings and DLL files, useful for developers as well as non-programmers to help find workarounds by helping determine the cause.

More developer-specific information includes Call Stack, Stack Data, Processor Registers, and Memory Data.

Category:
Runs on: 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 WhatIsHang.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: BlueScreenView
What's new?
  • Fixed bug: The 'Automatically Get Report' menu item failed to work properly.
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abc on 2012-09-27 04:03

helped me identify what plugin was making foobar2000 crash -- very useful.

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LaunchBox v4.4 Private

smaragdus on 9 Nov 2016
  • 22MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Jan 2015
  • Suggested by abc

LaunchBox is a Box-Art-Based Games Database and Launcher for DOSBox, Emulators, and PC Games. It will automatically download metadata such as release date, publisher, descriptions and artwork from thegamesdb.net. Out of the box it supports DOSBox, ScummVM, Steam, and various console emulators that support launching the game from the command line such as Dolphin, Snes9x, Project64, etc.

DOSBox and ScummVM is included in the installation.

Note: The program is freeware with some features limited to the shareware version.

Category:
Runs on: Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch LaunchBox.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: D-Fend Reloaded

Siren v3.14

Midas on 2 May 2020

Siren is a file renamer which allows for batch file renaming based on expressions (kind of an extended Regular Expression syntax). Also allows for insertion of file information (file Date, ID3 tags). Includes undo/redo functions, recursive edits (directory and sub-directories),

Functional in Linux (GTK2 required).

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Siren.exe.
What's new? New features:
  • File type "auto detection" for wrong or unknown file extensions:
    - New column : "Detected Type" (not displayed by default).
    - New variable "Detected Type" : %yd.
    - New options in Preferences/General.
  • Monitor changes in current directory:
    It even takes in charge the modifications done by Siren. The directory tree is not monitored.
  • Support of some new file types:
    - fon : font file (Windows only).
    - snd : sound file.
  • Minor modifications:
    - "Insert into expression" option added in the right-click menu of completion windows.
    - Better first placement of the completion windows.
    - The toolbar buttons and menu options associated to completion windows are now "checkable".
Bugs correction:
  • All platforms:
    - Display of the image after modification of Display/Image preferences.
  • GNU/Linux:
    - Position of the file list column header right-click menu.
    - Horizontal bar under main menu .
    - At first start, the "First contact" window is not active.
  • Windows:
    - Stricter management of the ':' character in new filenames.
    - In the directory tree the "backspace" key generates a two levels jump back.
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I am Baas on 2011-12-29 16:03

Siren V3.00 alpha is available ... details @ http://scarabee-software.net/forum/viewforum.php?id=13

Midas on 2012-05-14 09:10

Upcoming multi-platform (Windows & Linux) Siren version 3 has reached the release candidates stage: v3.00 RC1 build 902 can be downloaded @ http://scarabee-software.net/forum/viewtopic.php?id=339

Siren will now be FOSS under a GPL v3 license.

Midas on 2013-04-18 08:26

Siren has somewhat of a learning curve, but is the workhorse of file renamers -- and now available also on Linux. Highly recommended.

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GameBox v1.2

webfork on 12 Dec 2016
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Jun 2012
  • Suggested by pablorrr

GameBox is a tool to play and organize flash games without a web browser. Putting .SWF files into the "games" folder will make the program recognize them. Comes with 5 games.

Main site is offline. Linking to archive.org mirror.

Category:
Runs on: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Adobe Flash Player
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the RAR package and extract (using a program like PeaExtractor) to a folder of your choice. Launch gamebox.exe.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-02-14 00:59

The official web-site has a new address:
http://digitalblast.net76.net/

webfork on 2015-02-14 15:58

Thanks for the note, smaragdus

webfork on 2015-02-15 19:11

lol ... like a day later and I'm getting 404 messages. Sigh.

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MycView v1.5.16

webfork on 5 Apr 2016
  • 50KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Jul 2012
  • Suggested by I am Baas

MycView automatically displays a slide show of all the pictures of a given directory in full screen mode. Reads a variety of file formats including JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, BMP, DIB, RLE, PNM, EMF, WMF, ICO, CUR file formats, as well as list LST files, SLD (XnView).

Other features:
- Automatic closing at the end of the slideshow with the parameter "/c"
- Display in a window or full screen with the key "f"
- Opening a new file with the keystrokes "Ctrl-O"
- Opening a new directory with the keystrokes "Ctrl-D".
- Number of loops defined with the parameter "/l"
- Number of seconds per image defined with the parameter "/s".
- Open the context menu with the Middle-click or "Ctrl-M"
- Change the background color with the option "/b"
- Automatic rotation with the exif information.
- Browse images with thumbnails

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7
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 mycview.exe.
What's new?
  • Added: The parameter "SearchPath=0" (INI file) disables the research in folders if the program does not find images at startup.
  • Added: New Search Folders for Windows XP :
    DE = "\Dokumente und Einstellungen\All Users\Eigene Dateien\Eigene Bilder\"
    IT = "\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documenti\Immagini\Immagini campione\"
    SV = "\Användare\All Users\Dokument\Mina bilder\Exempelbilder\"
  • Changed: If the program can not find any image, it opens the window for selecting a new file.
  • Changed: Optimization of dynamic resizing of the window.
  • Fix: Wrong width of the thumbnails, when the original folder is empty.
  • Fix: If the INI file does not exist, the window opens with coordinates to zero.
  • Fix: Incorrect offset in the dynamic construction of the menu.
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Midas on 2012-07-11 10:13

@MnX: nice find. :)

AdrianK_IT on 2012-07-20 19:25

Almost perfect! All it lacks is the ability to run a slideshow in random order.

AdrianK_IT on 2015-03-17 15:30

Been experimenting with this app again; was looking for a simple slideshow viewer that responded well to voice commands, for use with a Windows 8.1 tablet. Very good for that; still would like to see a random order option.

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TrueCrypt v7.1a

Midas on 26 Apr 2016

TrueCrypt creates and opens secure volumes that function like an attached drive, making it possible to move files to and from a secure place, as well as open and run. Additional security features include support for key files and hidden volumes inside regular ones (for plausible deniability) for higher security, as well as hardware acceleration and benchmark tools for speed.

Supports a range of encryption algorithms including AES, Serpent, and Twofish, as well as combinations (e.g. Serpent + Twofish) in the event that one of them is eventually cracked.

Note: This program may have unfixed security vulnerabilities.  As version 7.2 only allows the opening of TrueCrypt volumes, not their creation, we are linking to a mirrror of Version 7.1a.

Category:
Runs on: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. Writes "LEGACY_TRUECRYPT" driver settings to the registry.
License: Open Source: TrueCrypt License Version 3.0 (donate)
How to extract:
  1. Download and launch the installer
  2. Select the Extract option to extract files to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch TrueCrypt.exe
For more information on the available options of running TrueCrypt in portable mode, read the section on Traveler Mode.
Similar/alternative apps: VeraCrypt, FreeOTFE
What's new?
  • Minor improvements and bug fixes
Latest comments
Mixture on 2014-05-29 15:32

There are two TrueCrypt clones, VeraCrypt 1.0c and HaDES 1.1.

VeraCrypt seems to be still active.
http://veracrypt.codeplex.com/

HaDES seems to be a dead link.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Encrypting/HaDES.shtml
http://hadeshdencrypt.sourceforge.net/

Mixture on 2014-05-29 15:47

Even the Wayback Machine (web.archive.org) has excluded the TrueCrypt/sourceforge and Truecrypt.org webpages.

SlowLearner on 2014-05-29 16:44

TrueCrypt has gone - v7.2 instructs you to stop using it

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Easy Duplicate File Finder v2.4

webfork on 13 Jan 2019
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Dec 2009
  • Suggested by boloyoung

Easy Duplicate File Finder helps you find and remove duplicate files on your PC. It finds true duplicates by content (instead of file name and size alone). You can scan multiple folders/drives at the same time, and the search can be restricted by using a scan mask and/or specifying a size condition. Lists of duplicates can be exported to HTML.

Note: linking to what appears to be the last free version (2.4).

Category:
Runs on: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch EasyDuplicate.exe.
What's new?
  • Added: Option to exclude unwanted folders from the search
  • Added: Option to avoid scan of Recycle Bin
Also see additions in version 2.3 (released Dec 15, 2009):
  • Added: Option to scan network drives
  • Added: Option to exclude file types from the search
  • Added: Option to enable/disable subdirectory scanning
  • Fixed: Work in Vista and Windows 7 under a normal user (non Administrator)
  • Fixed: a bug with scanning of resembling folders ("Directory name bug")
  • Fixed: a few minor bugs
  • Fixed: Ignore multiple errors, for example, when application is unable to delete a bunch of files
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alan7654 on 2012-07-06 19:57

I confirm that this link gives good portable version 2.4
http://www.lupopensuite.com/db/easyduplicatefinder.htm

I totally detest as thoroughly non-portable
www.winaddons.com/easy-duplicate-finder-241/
This insists upon adding its own Start Menu folder with 4 links from the system to itself,
and adds itself to "Programs and Features" as an item that can be uninstalled.
It may well use the registry - I just have not inspected that because what I have seen so far is horrendous.

lindadorsey on 2013-07-29 23:50

This tool is no longer free.
A better free alternative can be found here: http://www.mindgems.com

__philippe on 2013-07-30 10:10

Alternative: also consider Nirsoft tiny (130k) file search classic :
http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1485

__philippe

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Duplicate Music Files Finder v1.6

webfork on 14 Feb 2015

Duplicate Music Files Finder helps you find duplicate music files duplicates and delete them. It offers various options and filters for searching embedded tag information, so it is able to detect duplicates even if the filenames or sizes are not the same. It also comes with a module that can be used to quickly rename corrupted music files.

Category:
Runs on: Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DMFF.exe.
Latest comments
Bonfiglio111 on 2010-04-28 13:58

Take a look at this duplicate finder tool to remove duplicates, from ashisoft.

Find Here : http://www.ashisoft.com

a on 2010-12-20 03:00

I never tried AudioComparer (the website screams spam/trojan)

Similarity is now portable according to its change log from 2010-01-19: Portable mode, all data stored in same folder with exe file, use "similarity.exe /portable"

I've gotten decent results with both Duplicate Music Files Finder and Similarity, but I prefer the latter.

antony09 on 2011-11-04 10:04

Duplicate Finder software will be useful for you. It will help you find duplicate mp3, tracks, music files. Search by mp3 title – you can use this method when you want to get more disk space removing duplicate mp3 files. Free download and try.
http://www.duplicate-finder-download.com

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