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Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition v56.0.1 Updated

billon on 10 Oct 2017
  • 254MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Oct 2017
  • Suggested by Eu Gene Lim

Mozilla Firefox is a fast, powerful and secure web browser that supports open standards and many of the latest web technologies. The program includes smart search, easy bookmark management, web development tools and built-in download manager. A powerful add-on system allows for thousands of specialized functions, as well as a customized look and feel.

Versions available for Mac, Android, iOS, Linux and supports many world languages.

Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition is a special build licensed by Mozilla. It includes both the 32-bit and 64-bit builds and selects the appropriate one for each PC. Beta releases are also available. Alternatively, X-Firefox is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / 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 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/notes/
Latest comments
gbrao on 2017-08-13 14:30

I just noticed that when FF Portable is closed it leaves behind a folder in AppData :
C:\Users\XXX\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Pending Pings

Using v55 btw.

If I delete the Mozilla folder in AppData, run and immediately close FF Portable, that folder is left behind.

CornHolio the Gringo on 2017-08-19 00:47

@gbrao: Try using Firefox Portable from portableapps.com instead.

webfork on 2017-08-19 15:57

@gbrao: thanks for posting about this -- I've added something to the forum about that topic.

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Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition v52.4.0 Updated

billon on 10 Oct 2017
  • 49MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Oct 2017
  • Suggested by Eu Gene Lim

Mozilla Thunderbird is a skinnable, feature-rich email and instant messaging client with support for plugins and many protocols. It comes with advanced search tools, message filtering, Bayesian spam detector, built-in spell checker, mailbox compression and many more. Program features can be extended with add-ons, including a specialized version of email encryption tool GPG.

Email protocols include SMTP, POP3, IMAP4, NNTP and RSS and chat support for IRC, Facebook, Twitter, XMPP and Google Talk (more available via plugin).

Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition is a special build licensed by Mozilla. Alternatively, X-Thunderbird is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Launcher: GPL, Thunderbird: MPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ThunderbirdPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: i.Scribe, Sylpheed
What's new? See:
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/52.4.0/releasenotes/
Latest comments
shnbwmn on 2016-01-28 12:21

Not a big deal but that screenshot really needs an update. It doesn't do the TB interface justice on newer OSs/themes.

DarkShadow on 2016-02-16 18:47

v38.6.0 released !

MIKLO on 2016-09-01 14:57

Been using for the last few years and it works very well,something that's important 4me is to save all my emails to a file that I choose. I have used many email apps over the years but it always seems at some point they discontinue them. I hope this is not the fate of "ThunderChicken" cuz I have really come to like it very much, in my opinion its a very good email service that does all I want and more. Thanks Mozilla.
MIKLO

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AutoHideDesktopIcons v2.96 Updated

billon on 9 Oct 2017
  • 52KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Oct 2017
  • Suggested by USBman

AutoHideDesktopIcons allows you to hide/unhide all desktop icons after a preset time.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / 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 AutoHideDesktopIcons.exe.
What's new?
  • And again small adjustments for Windows 10 with Creators Update.
  • Update of the language files.
Latest comments
donald on 2011-09-16 17:56

I will attempt to post on application website but ...
"Always start minimized (To Tray)" option does not work.

I have not seen changes occur to the configuration file (AutoHideDesktopIcons.ini) for this setting.

I will also ask about command line option to start minimized.

donald on 2011-09-22 00:45

Please note the immediate response of the developer.

This is a very nice and handy piece of software from a very prolific developer.

I have only seen first rate software from this developer.

freakazoid on 2013-12-02 00:03

Neat little app. Uses around 1.0 - 1.5MB RAM. GUI is a little ugly like all SoftwareOK apps, but you'll probably want to start this in the system tray and forget it! :)

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Bandizip 6.10 Updated

billon on 18 Sep 2017
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Sep 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Bandizip is an archive tool that supports a customizable interface, the searching of archives by file name, file splitting, password protection, self-extracting archives and varying levels of compression. It supports the creation and extraction of most common compression formats, as well as modern formats ZIPX and 7Z.

The program's "High Speed Archiving" function will allow you to compress or bypass the files its own algorithm on multimedia files (AVI, WMV, MP3...) or archive files (ZIP, RAR, 7Z...) that won't benefit from additional compression. This can increase archiving speed dramatically. Extract formats supported include 7Z, ZIPX, RAR, ALZ, EGG, TAR, BH, LZH, BZ2, ISO, CAB, WIM, XZ, ARJ, ZIP, Z and more.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP "Portable" package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Bandizip32.exe or Bandizip64.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: 7-zip, PeaZip
What's new? Fixed:
  • Can't extract particular type of encrypted RAR5 format.
  • Crashes when extracting certain type of LZH format.
  • Several minor bugs.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-03-28 13:07

Bandizip v6.0 Changelog :

- New Command-line command ;-)
- New Console program ;-)
- Does not support XP anymore...:-(

Jeez...another finely evolving, well-crafted tool going down the drain...:-(

Last XP-aware package (released 23-DEC-2016)
https://dl.bandisoft.com/bandizip.old/BANDIZIP-PORTABLE-EN-v5.17.ZIP

see further: https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=86028#p86028

smaragdus on 2017-03-29 04:55

To disable 'Start Screen' go to "Settings"-"Advanced" and uncheck "Show 'Start Screen' when Bandizip starts".
To revert to the old tool-bar go to "View"-"Toolbar" and select "Old".

__philippe on 2017-09-06 14:30

Ultimate XP-aware portable package:
BANDIZIP-PORTABLE-EN-v5.19.ZIP (Bandizip32.exe link date 25-JUN-2017)

Download: https://www.bandisoft.com/bandizip/dl.php?xp_portable

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Miranda NG v0.95.6 (build 18499) Updated

billon on 8 Sep 2017
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Sep 2017
  • Suggested by joby_toss

Miranda NG is a multi-protocol instant messaging client drawn from the popular Miranda IM. The app supports the most common protocols by default including AIM, Facebook, GG, ICQ, IRC, Jabber, and Skype. However, additional protocols (including Discord, Skype, Tox, Twitter, WhatsApp etc.), plugins and languages are available via "Main menu > Show full plugin list" (see online list).

As NG is a code fork of Miranda, an FAQ about the differences is available.

Alternatively, Miranda NG Portable is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the "stable" 7z package and extract (using 7-zip or a compatible program) to a folder of your choice
  2. Open mirandaboot.ini in a text editor and change the line

    ProfileDir=

    to

    ProfileDir=.\Profile

  3. Save the file and launch miranda32.exe or miranda64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
Similar/alternative apps: Miranda IM, Pidgin
What's new? See:
https://wiki.miranda-ng.org/Changelog
Latest comments
webfork on 2014-01-05 02:55

smaragdus: My understanding is that they include all the popular plugins inside the distro. This is because plugin fragmentation and version issues were part of the reason for the Miranda NG code fork.

maxi on 2015-04-20 21:36

new skype support in developer version. skypeweb plugin found on there board

webfork on 2016-02-16 02:52

I really didn't like not being able to hit "enter" and have the message send. You can configure this behavior under options - Message sessions - General tab - Sending messages - checkbox "Send message on 'Enter'"

If that seems like a lot to go through to configure something fairly basic, that's kind of how this client works: a little confusing with a trade-off of intense customization.

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