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Vivaldi v2.5.1525.46 Updated

billon on 23 May 2019
  • 157MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 May 2019
  • Suggested by Nh

Vivaldi is a customizable, tabbed web browser based on the same engine as Google Chrome. Its appearance and capabilities can be extended with themes and extensions. It features a bookmark manager, speed dial, notes, custom search engines, sessions, tab stacks, web panels, mouse gestures, keyboard shortcuts, user interface scaling, adaptive interface color and much more.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: In the User Data folder, which is created in the same root as "Application" folder.

Note that the program resets some settings, including the list of installed extensions, when you move between PCs.
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Vivaldi
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract it using 7-zip to a temporary folder
  2. Extract the resulting vivaldi.7z archive with 7-zip to a folder of your choice
  3. In the Vivaldi-bin folder, create an empty text file with the following contents:

    // Vivaldi Standalone

  4. Rename the text file to stp.viv
  5. Rename the Vivaldi-bin folder to Application
  6. Launch Application\vivaldi.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Otter Browser, Opera, Google Chrome, Slimjet, SRWare Iron
What's new? See:
https://vivaldi.com/blog/

Brosix Personal v4.2 Build 190523 Updated

billon on 23 May 2019
  • 241MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 May 2019
  • Suggested by NationHahn

Brosix is a secure instant messaging and collaboration tool featuring voice and video chat, unlimited file transfer, collaborative browsing, whiteboard, and screenshots and screen sharing. Interface includes tabbed chat, chat history, spell check and anti-virus support.

Messages with other Brosix users are secured and can be sent when they are offline and delivered upon return. All communication with other Brosix users is encrypted and clients are available for Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, as well as via a Web Client to use the Brosix network with most browsers.

Note that the program requires creating a login using an email address.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Trolltech registry entries left behind.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Liteware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Brosix.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Skype Portable, Digsby, Miranda IM, Pidgin Portable, Instantbird Portable
What's new? See:
https://www.brosix.com/blog/category/news/
https://www.brosix.com/downloads/builds/changelog.txt
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2014-03-28 13:07

Brosix connects to ICQ, Google Talk, MSN and Facebook networks , but cannot connect to Jabber and Yahoo. Has anyone experienced this connection problem with Jabber and Yahoo?

Midas on 2014-10-19 22:27

According to Brosix's portable download page, the latest stable download version is 3.7 build 141006.5331, released October 6, 2014... :-/

http://www.brosix.com/download/windows-portable/

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Sleipnir v4.6.7 Updated

billon on 23 May 2019
  • 139MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 May 2019
  • Suggested by AlephX

Sleipnir is a browser with dual-rendering capability using Internet Explorer and Chrome engines, known as Trident and Blink respectively. In addition, the program includes advanced tab management and a wide array of customizations, Chrome extension compatibility, RSS, passwords and forms management, mouse gestures, advanced drag and drop, keyboard shortcuts, available cloud synchronization using the maker's service and more.

Cross platform (Mac, Android, iPhone and Windows Phone).

NOTE: Version 6 of this program is available but may not be portable.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Sleipnir.exe (found inside bin sub-folder).
Similar/alternative apps: Chromium, QupZilla
What's new? See Japanese changelog here.
Latest comments
joby_toss on 2014-12-06 17:29

In my opinion, v6 is a step back (looks more "modern", but lacks versatility) compared to v4 (they are being worked on simultaneously).

smaragdus on 2015-05-29 14:46

In fact the latest version of Sleipnir 4 series is 4.4.3.4000.
I agree with joby_toss that Sleipnir 6 is modern beyond usability.

smaragdus on 2016-08-03 20:48

English page is gone, latest versions (as of 2016.08.03)- 4.5.0 & 6.2.0.

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Windows System Control Center v4.0.0.5 Updated

billon on 22 May 2019
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 May 2019
  • Suggested by joby_toss

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

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

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

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder and Windows registry (Sysinternals utilities)
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch wscc.exe.
What's new?
  • New option to add custom console (command line) apps.
  • Minor fixes and improvements.
Latest comments
Midas on 2015-05-14 10:37

Sorry, sl23, no insight on that, since I'm not a user of either SyMenu or PAF portables -- I prefer to roll my own... :)

Notwithstanding, if still interested, check the following forum topic: http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=21891 ...

TP109 on 2016-04-16 12:34

The download page shows 2.5.1.0 as the freeware version, 3.0.0.0 appears to be the payware version.

http://www.kls-soft.com/wscc/downloads.php

joby_toss on 2016-04-16 13:27

Check the forum topic.

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BitComet v1.57 Updated

billon on 22 May 2019
  • 41MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 May 2019
  • Suggested by xlioilx

BitComet is a manager for web, FTP and BitTorrent downloads supporting simultaneous connections, file queue, selected torrent package contents, fast-resume, chatting, disk cache, speed limits, port mapping, proxy, IP filter etc.

Note: There have been various criticisms leveled against this client.

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

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder.
Stealth: ? No. Writes a few window-related settings to the registry.
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "non-installation version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch BitComet.exe or BitComet_x64.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: Free Download Manager, qBitTorrent
What's new? See:
https://www.bitcomet.com/en/changelog
Latest comments
CornHolio the Gringo on 2015-03-31 20:43

I used BitComet as the first torrent client back in the ol days.
Then uTorrent arrived, and I stuck with it for the low resource usage.

/Corn

smaragdus on 2018-05-16 23:23

@billon
The download links for BitComet version 1.50 - "404 Not Found" (both for the archive and the installer).

Midas on 2018-05-17 14:09

Confirmed just now: https://www.bitcomet.com/en/archive/ shows links for both packages but all you get is an error for v1.50. Alternative download locations pointed to by the homepage don't work either.

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