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Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition v82.0.2 Updated

billon on 29 Oct 2020
  • 345MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Oct 2020
  • Suggested by Eu Gene Lim

Firefox Browser is a fast, powerful and secure web browser that supports open standards and many of the latest web technologies. The program includes smart search, easy bookmark management, web development tools and built-in download manager. Smart content blocking for ads and trackers is available in both standard and private browsing modes.

Versions available for Mac, Android, iOS, Linux, with synchronisation of passwords and browser state across devices. Additional features and customisations are available via the add-on system, which allows for thousands of specialized functions.

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

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Launcher: GPL, Program: MPL v. 2.0
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FirefoxPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Pale Moon Portable, SeaMonkey Portable
What's new? See:
https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/notes/
Latest comments
webfork on 2019-07-14 17:39

@Emka: Can you post in forums about what you're seeing? Sometimes if you have an add-on it will write to appdata.

Emka on 2019-07-16 07:43

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

PAFuser on 2020-06-11 12:24

64 bit system: save 181 MB by deleting firefox folder, and renaming firefox64 to firefox. Beta, standard, and ESR work fine.

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Q-Dir v8.98 Updated

billon on 29 Oct 2020
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Oct 2020
  • 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 / 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
What's new? See:
https://softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/Q-Dir/History
Latest comments
Mithril on 2016-03-27 20:53

Well, i found the solution myself. Don't know if this option is new or not but its the first time i noticed. So, when dragging files into another window or tab in Q-dir, at the bottom it says "Start drop in new process"! (and recycle bin and email aswell) ha! and just drop it on this button.. nothing will freez! magic :) Thanks anyway folks.
Q-dir is great.

penthe on 2016-12-30 15:28

The Q-Dir 64 installer 6.47 is not installing, last time there was also a problem with the 64 installer. They should be checking first before releasing the installer.

starshakur on 2018-05-05 15:17

Can't recommend Q-Dir to anyone, freezes while copying, Q-Dir windows turns black, crashes. Windows 10 64-Bit, tried Q-Dir 32-Bit & 64-Bit, tried the PortableApps version, all of them buggy as hell. That*s probably the reason why the developer frequently updates it. 2 years back Mithril wrote about something that's still happening.

Time to start looking for an alternative, till then i'll use Windows Explorer.

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Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition v78.4.0 Updated

billon on 26 Oct 2020
  • 125MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Oct 2020
  • Suggested by Eu Gene Lim

Mozilla Thunderbird is a skinnable, feature-rich email, calendar, task 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, Twitter, XMPP and Google Talk.

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

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes. Note that available add-ons may or may not break stealth status, writing to AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird
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/78.4.0/releasenotes/
Latest comments
i_messed_up on 2020-05-22 15:13

I've noticed a folder in AppData/Roaming/Thunderbird/Crash Reports containing a file "InstallTime20191031083309" and an empty folder "events."

i_messed_up on 2020-05-26 21:32

Another folder: /AppData/Local/Thunderbird/updates/31986B0A98BCC43C

i_messed_up on 2020-05-30 22:26

Also found this key in the registry: Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Thunderbird\Crash Reporter

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CCleaner Free v5.73.8130 Updated Adware

billon on 26 Oct 2020
  • 22MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Oct 2020
  • 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
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/knowledge?c=release-announcement
https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/version-history
Latest comments
Special on 2018-08-04 15:43

5.45 was officially pulled and replaced back with 5.44, so yes.

camilasaunder89 on 2020-08-11 03:15

It is a nice tool. All I can say is that my system is relieved from extra files which were making my system slow.

Emka on 2020-10-19 05:50

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

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MobaXterm Home Edition v20.4 Updated

billon on 25 Oct 2020
  • 26MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Oct 2020
  • Suggested by Mobatek

MobaXterm provides a basic set of Unix commands (GNU/Cygwin) in a single file. The program integrates an X server and some network clients such as SSH, telnet, rlogin, SFTP etc. accessible through a tabbed terminal.

Key features:

  • X server fully configured (based on Xorg)
  • Tab-based terminal with anti-aliased fonts and macro support
  • Easy DISPLAY export from any remote host
  • X11-Forwarding capability in OpenSSH
  • Numerous plugins including the GNU C/C++ compiler, GIT, SVN, MPlayer and more

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes. Passwords are saved to the "ini" file by default (this can be a security risk if someone else has access to your USB drive). If you already have passwords in the registry, passwords will still be saved there.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable edition" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file and paste the following:

    [Misc]
    HomeDir=%CurrentDrive%:\{YOUR_APP_DIR}\{YOUR_MOBAXTERM_DIR}\home

  3. Save the file to the application folder as MobaXterm.ini
  4. Launch MobaXterm_Personal_[version number].exe
What's new? See:
https://mobaxterm.mobatek.net/download-home-edition.html
Latest comments
__philippe on 2013-07-25 12:58

MobaXterm alternative: For a much more compact suite of Native Win32 port of stand-alone GNU utilities, *provided an X-Server is not required*, consider also
http://unxutils.sourceforge.net/

package download (3.36Mb):
http://sourceforge.net/projects/unxutils/

The classic, finely honed, single-purpose Unix tools "cat | grep | head | tail ..." are all in there,
(all 118 of them), including the perennial soul-searching 'whoami' operator...;-)

Tested and found to be running fine under winXP. Recommended.

__philippe

hamasaki on 2015-02-15 12:01

Absolutely terrific software.

MIKLO on 2017-04-03 14:39

@snaphat I am still using all the time, and I still love this app, thanks for your hard work on this product great job dude :)
MIKLO

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AllDup v4.4.40 Updated

billon on 24 Oct 2020
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Oct 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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YUMI v2.0.7.7 Updated

billon on 26 Oct 2020
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Oct 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?
  • Updated to support Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy Gorilla and derivatives.
  • Changed System Rescue CD to System Rescue.
  • Fixed the broken YUMI Download link.
  • Moved casper writable file creation to occur on USB.
  • Implemented a fix to check for NTFS format before copying over ISO files larger than 4GB.
  • Added Other OS entry for Sergei Strelec.
Latest comments
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.

JudyGarland on 2020-10-22 05:44

Windows XP not supported.

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XnView v2.49.4 Updated

billon on 15 Oct 2020
  • 21MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Oct 2020
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

XnView is a feature-rich, customizable media viewer that supports more than 400 formats. Includes batch image converter/renamer as well as basic transformations (rotate, filters, effects, colors, multi-page etc.). Various viewing settings include tabbed interface, fullscreen, slideshow, web page, contact sheet, image compare and filmstrip layout. Includes scanner support, screen capture, Photoshop's 8bf plugins, image search, histogram, metadata viewer, automatic crop (deletes background), watermark, flash export and more. It can also store thumbnails to a temp folder rather than each image folder accessed, which is handy for portable use.

Alternatively, XnView Portable is pre-configured and automatically supports PDF interpreter/rendering engine Ghostscript Portable.

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:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a file in the same folder called xnview.ini with the following content:

    [Cache]
    SavingMode=1

    [Start]
    ParamsSavingMode=1
    SavingMode=1

  3. Launch xnview.exe

    Optionally, English speakers can delete the \Languages folder to save space.
Similar/alternative apps: IrfanView, Imagine, FastStone Image Viewer
What's new? See:
https://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=41035
Latest comments
refack on 2016-10-12 21:07

MSVCR71.DLL MSVCP71.DLL are no longer dependencies
only `msvcp110_win.dll` but it's lazy loaded

PapaiMark on 2020-05-18 22:38

I use it since W98. Very easy copy/paste/crop/resize/scan/print/sharpness and many other things.
Dont have a pen/filler. Not a full img editor but very easy and has many options.
Fully work is done with xnview, mspaint(for pen) and PaintDotNet for layers.(except for the layers that xnview does not have, everything is easier with xnview)

JudyGarland on 2020-10-22 05:38

XnView is not Windows XP compatible anymore. In order to make it work with XP, replace libwebp.dll (plugin folder) with with webp.dll (xnview.com/download/plugins/webp.zip).
cheers

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FreeVimager v9.9.11 Updated

billon on 12 Oct 2020
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Oct 2020
  • Suggested by I am Baas

FreeVimager is a fast media viewer and image editor with full screen and multi-monitor support. Includes various image modification tools (lossless rotate and crop, resize, brightness, contrast, sharpen) and analysis tools. Includes batch processing and CD/DVD slideshow creation, as well as a random setting. Touch screen gesture support for zoom in/out and for next/previous picture. Includes EXIF date / time adjustment, view image location in Google Maps and can view/edit JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PNG, PCX, EMF, HEIC, WEBP, AVIF, and JXR as well as save to PDF.

Also includes basic screenshot and scanning tools.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Donationware/GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download FreeVimager-X.X.X-Portable.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new?
  • Added viewing support for .heic, .webp, .avif and .jxr files.
  • Correctly displaying EXIF ISO equivalent values smaller than 50.
  • Updated the avir library to version 2.6.
Latest comments
ripu on 2016-02-15 09:54

It again created that log file named log.txt. It contains some errors that occurred some days only. And when that happens, it does not remain stealth.

smaragdus on 2016-09-21 17:40

FreeVimager (version 5.1.0) creates "FreeVimagerShared" folder in Temp:
"C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp\FreeVimagerShared"

__philippe on 2017-10-19 11:23

FreeVimager v7.5.0
Dropped Windows XP and Windows 2003 support...:-(

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PrivaZer v4.0.12 Updated

billon on 9 Oct 2020
  • 19MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Oct 2020
  • 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.

WARNING: some users have reported problems that cause system stability issues. Recommend backing up data before use.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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
hamasaki on 2018-02-03 02:23

I had similar issues, so never used it again. I had to reinstall a backup to fix most things.

Midas on 2018-02-03 22:01

As with all registry cleaning utilities, user discretion is utterly advisable. I use it on occasion and have never had such issues. Until proven that the issues reported are particular to Privazer, I would like for it not to be taken offline.

The_PrivaZer_Team on 2019-11-19 04:34

Hello to all,
here is the PrivaZer Team.

Sorry for the issues you had. The cause was a change in Windows Update impacting the way it was cleaned.
It could lead, in some cases, to the problems you described.

It has been fixed for good in v3.0.47 released in May 2018

Sorry again, really, and we hope we can have you on board again...

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AlwaysMouseWheel v5.05 Updated

billon on 8 Oct 2020
  • 152KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Oct 2020
  • Suggested by lautrepay

AlwaysMouseWheel allows you to scroll (via mouse wheel) any window under the mouse, even if that window is not in the foreground. This is especially useful when referencing multiple windows without losing focus on the primary window (e.g. taking notes).

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 AlwaysMouseWheel_p.exe or AlwaysMouseWheel_x64_p.exe (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: WizMouse, DesktopOK
What's new? See:
https://softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/AlwaysMouseWheel/History
Latest comments
shnbwmn on 2016-01-21 21:45

Win 10 now includes this by default, for people who have upgraded and still thought they had to use this app :)

Midas on 2017-10-27 10:17

It should be noted that DesktopOK (see https://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=1692) also includes similar functionality...

webfork on 2017-10-29 22:11

@Midas: agreed, added to the "similar" apps

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Mp3tag v3.03 Updated

billon on 2 Oct 2020
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Oct 2020
  • Suggested by tedpoe

Mp3tag views, edits and filters metadata for common audio formats. Information can be manually added, removed, imported and exported to a variety of formats. The program supports online freedb database lookups for selected files, allowing you to automatically gather proper tag information for select files or CDs. It can also rename files based on the tag information, replace characters or words from tags and filenames, import/export tag information, create playlists and more.

The program can even generate playlists from provided audio files. Supports ID3, Vorbis Comments, APE, MP4 and TAK Lossless.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. When prompted, select "Portable Installation" and "install" to a folder of your choice
  3. Delete Mp3tagSetup.ini, unnecessary language files and flag icons
  4. Launch Mp3tag.exe
Similar/alternative apps: TagScanner, Kid3
What's new? See:
https://www.mp3tag.de/en/changelog.html
Latest comments
PacMan13x on 2016-11-13 19:22

Wow it works! I tried the latest at the time of writing this comment Mp3tag v2.79 and 7-zip v16.04 on Windows 7. Thank you tedpoe!!

denzi on 2016-12-01 01:36

Extract with 7-zip 16.04 (.paf.exe), but run Mp3tag without add folder and file named "mp3tag.cfg" is okay, added folder and file named "mp3tag.cfg", Mp3tag show "Access denied"

gbrao on 2017-02-17 12:15

[2017-02-17] REL: VERSION 2.81

[2016-12-11] NEW: added portable installation mode that stores settings in application directory and doesn't write information to the registry.

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Desktop Info v2.9.0 Updated

billon on 1 Oct 2020
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Oct 2020
  • Suggested by I am Bass

Desktop Info displays system information on your desktop in a similar way to some other desktop information tools. Unlike others, this application looks like wallpaper but stays resident in memory and continues to update the display in real time. Uses very little memory and nearly zero CPU. Perfect for quick identification and walk-by monitoring of production or test server farms. Everything is customisable including language.

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 DesktopInfo.exe.
What's new? See:
https://www.glenn.delahoy.com/category/desktop-info/
Latest comments
__philippe on 2018-11-06 11:03

Desktop Info v1.10.1
Nice enough looking gizmo at first,
but accessing the right-click context menu settings under WinXP works haphazardly at best,
and most often starts a blinking epilepsy.
Only way to exit then is from Task Manager three-finger salute process kill...:-(

Anyone else experiencing this puzzling behaviour ?

billon on 2018-11-06 17:00

@__philippe:

Same here

__philippe on 2018-11-07 08:22

@billon: Thanks for checking
Just dropped a note on developer's blog; we'll' see...

https://www.glenn.delahoy.com/forums/forum/desktop-info/

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Task Manager DeLuxe v3.7.2 Updated

billon on 2 Oct 2020
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Oct 2020
  • 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.
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
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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FontViewOK v6.33 Updated

billon on 29 Sep 2020
  • 356KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by lautrepay

FontViewOK creates a quick visual overview on all fonts installed or from a folder. Includes printing with print preview function, a list of all fonts from a specific folder, dual font preview for quick comparisons of fonts, as well as ability to modify size, style and color.

Category:
Runs on: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 "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FontViewOK_p.exe or FontViewOK_x64_p.exe (for 64-bit OS).
What's new? See:
https://softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/FontViewOK/History
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2019-03-05 21:47

@billon

I haven`t renamed anything.

billon on 2019-03-05 23:40

@hamasaki:

On my side:
FontViewOK_p.exe - FontViewOK.ini in the program's folder
FontViewOK.exe - FontViewOK.ini in APPDATA
Something wrong on your side

hamasaki on 2019-03-07 22:06

@billon

I don`t think so. I download the zip, run FontViewOK_x64_p.exe (from a folder called FontViewOK) and the data gets stored in the AppData folder initially. No big deal, once I moved the ini file it`s been fine.

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AutoHideDesktopIcons v4.33 Updated

billon on 23 Sep 2020
  • 158KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by USBman

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

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 AutoHideDesktopIcons_p.exe.
What's new? See:
https://softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/AutoHideDesktopIcons/History
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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MicroSIP v3.20.1 Updated

billon on 21 Sep 2020
  • 17MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by Terrine

MicroSIP allows high quality VoIP calls via the open Session Initiation Protocol to other SIP-compatible phones or regular telephones. The program is easy to configure and light on system resources and supports video, instant messaging, secure connections (via client-to-client TLS encryption) and standards compatibility.

This SIP softphone is based on the Windows PJSIP stack. For regular phones, the program requires an account with a (non-free) SIP Provider.

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: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MicroSIP.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PhonerLite
What's new? See:
https://www.microsip.org/downloads
Latest comments
AdrianK_IT on 2012-10-16 18:07

I can't get this software to work at all. Have reverted to PhonerLite, which has a clumsy interface but works OK. I like the neat gui for MicroSIP, but can't make outgoing calls at all, getting a 'connection timeout' message; and after answering an incoming call, can neither hear or be heard by caller.
Bizarre; use the same settings as for PhonerLite, and when MicroSIP is running, it registers with my VOIP provider (Sipgate) OK, but ... zilch!

CornHolio the Gringo on 2015-04-13 21:25

Always wanted to get this client to work as a P2P-client with encrypted communication, but so far I havent had any success.

DarkShadow on 2016-02-10 18:59

v3.11.0 (2016-02-09) released !

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QTranslate v6.8.0.1 Updated

billon on 21 Sep 2020
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by I am Baas

QTranslate is a front-end for various translation websites. Open the main window to enter or paste text or simply select text and press a hotkey for a popup translation window. The program also has the ability to search in offline XDXF dictionaries, speech recognition, text to speech synthesis, image text recognition, spell checking, virtual keyboard, search the web and more.

Supported translation services are Google Translate, Bing Translator, Promt, Babylon, Yandex.Translate, youdao, Baidu, Naver and DeepL; dictionaries: ABBYY Lingvo Live, Babylon Dictionary, Google, ImTranslator, Multitran, Oxford Learner Dictionary, Reverso, Urban Dictionary, Wikipedia and WordReference.

Although the hotkeys can be modified, the following are available by default:

  • Show the translation window: CTRL+Q (press CTRL twice for the main window)
  • Speak text: Ctrl+E
  • Perform a web search: Ctrl+W

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Internet Connection
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete License.rtf, and unnecessary locales and themes
  3. Launch QTranslate.exe
What's new? New:
  • DeepL supports Japanese and Chinese Traditional.
  • Indonesian localization.
  • Text size option is applied to history view.
  • Dictionary zoom is saved (Ctrl+ > zoom in, Ctrl- > zoom out, Ctrl0 > default zoom).
Fixed:
  • Promt, DeepL, Papago translation services.
  • Youdao doesn't translate long text.
  • Broken services icons.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-03-13 12:53

@__philippe
I never ever thought of using the installer, I was just testing the download link- the problem with the installer download doesn't appear for the first time. However both primary download links (installer & archive) work fine now.
Thanks to the developer for maintaining and improving the program and for not ruining the interface (so far) like many other freeware developers did recently.

__philippe on 2017-03-13 13:34

@smaragdus

Just teasing, of course...;-)

hamasaki on 2018-07-15 22:43

Download error:

"This application is temporarily over its serving quota. Please try again later."

Seems to happen from time to time. Looks like this guy needs a better hosting package.

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Volume² v1.1.6.426 Updated

billon on 18 Sep 2020
  • 14MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Aug 2020
  • Suggested by Userfriendly

Volume² is an utility designed as a replacement for the standard Volume Control. It lets you easily change the sound volume just by rotating the mouse wheel, using keyboard hot keys or moving the mouse pointer to an edge of the screen.

It also includes an audio mixer with advanced volume controls support, a scheduler, an on-screen display, command line support and the ability to store and recall different unlimited presets via one mouse click or system-wide hot keys.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice.
  2. If needed, create a file called Config.ini in the application folder.
  3. Launch Volume2.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Volumouse
What's new? See:
https://github.com/irzyxa/Volume2/blob/master/History.txt
Latest comments
fullbug on 2014-03-21 23:17

I love this program, been looking for something like this, thank you!!

fullbug on 2015-08-12 16:14

As I said before, love this, but what is new in the newer version?

Checker on 2015-08-12 22:47

@ fullbug: Klick on "what's new" (the little eye icon) and you will see ;)

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SavageEd v0.5.4 Updated

billon on 18 Sep 2020
  • 118KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Aug 2019
  • Suggested by ChemZ

SavageEd is a very small and fast Notepad replacement. It can edit files of any size, limited only by memory. It can encrypt text files using AES encryption with 256 bit key (max 32 character password) in .enc format. It has Pattern searching features and written in x86 assembly language (HLA).

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder.
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SavageEd.exe.
What's new? See:
https://github.com/Androthi/SavageEd/blob/master/CHANGE_LOG.md
Latest comments
donald on 2011-11-14 08:25

The software Author has stated that the original SavageEd will not be developed, but that SavageEd2 will.

PAFuser on 2020-09-16 19:51

Link is to Google. Google indicates it can not locate the SavageEd2.

juverax on 2020-09-17 21:06

The most recent version I could find (compiled on July 31 2019) can be downloaded at:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZNGVtvN9jUZsaXwCicwvNJ2EuQqu_-I8/view

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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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AutoHideMouseCursor v3.77 Updated

billon on 7 Sep 2020
  • 84KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by Checker

AutoHideMouseCursor automatically hides the mouse cursor with an adjustable timer. The program is useful for reducing distractions for users while reading, during presentations, or for personal preference.

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 AutoHideMouseCursor_p.exe or AutoHideMouseCursor_x64_p.exe (for 64-bit OS).
What's new? See:
https://softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/AutoHideMouseCursor/History

XMPlay Portable v3.8.5 Updated

billon on 3 Sep 2020
  • 626KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by Ed Brownstein

XMPlay is a skinnable audio player that plays all major audio formats and includes gapless playback, effects, equalizer, net streaming. More features are available using plugins, including visualizations, more format support, cover art and more. Note that the library and playlist will not work as you change PCs.

Can play MP3, WMA, M4A, OGG and more, as well as output to WAV, MP3 OGG etc. (via external encoders).

Alternatively, XMPlay is natively portable but does not automatically adjust library and playlist paths: download the ZIP package, extract to a folder of your choice and launch xmplay.exe.
Also, you can always download the "Latest stuff" version.

Category:
Runs on: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: Freeware
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch XMPlayPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: foobar2000
What's new?
  • Improved support for filetype association on Windows 10.
  • Optional capitalisation of tag names in "Message" info.
  • Playback position is included in tray icon tooltip.
  • "Save track position upon closing" option now applies when paused/stopped too.
  • Relative paths in saved playlists now use ".." to traverse parent folders.
  • Saved playlists can be set to use back or forward slashes in paths.
  • Bringing XMPlay to foreground when opening files from Windows Explorer is now optional.
  • M3U8 extension added to filetype association options.
  • Detection of OPL instruments in OMPT files.
  • Optional checking for beta updates.
  • Fix to stop paused playback auto-resuming after system sleep.
  • Fix for soundcard detection in Windows 10 v2004 ("Microsoft Sound Mapper" renamed to "Default").
  • Fix/workaround for HE-AAC seeking bug in Windows 10 AAC decoder.
Latest comments
TP109 on 2015-01-03 03:45

@smaragdus Thanks. I downloaded it. BTW, XMPlay archives older versions here: https://support.xmplay.com/files.php?id=20

The problem seems to be related to plugins. It's working now. See post at un4seen forums here:
http://www.un4seen.com/forum/?topic=16287.0

Checker on 2016-02-26 18:34

There's a v3.8.2.3 available.
See: http://www.un4seen.com/

dbonnell1972 on 2016-12-08 17:11

I used to use WinAmp (over the years became bloated and tool forever to load), then tried Cool Player (good, but not enough features for me). XM Player is the perfect balance - super fast, reliable (so far), flexible, and customizable. J.U.S.T. Perfect!

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MeinPlatz v6.33 Updated

billon on 1 Sep 2020
  • 912KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by lautrepay

MeinPlatz scans the hard disk for lost disk space. Results can be printed using integrated print preview and variable aspect ratio, as well as a small screen magnifier. The results can be exported to XLS, HTML, CSV and TXT.

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Leaves an empty folder in %APPDATA%
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MeinPlatz.exe.
What's new? See:
https://softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/MeinPlatz/History
Latest comments
joby_toss on 2015-09-01 18:07

Yes, it already says so in the Stealth field.

smaragdus on 2015-09-01 20:52

@joby_toss
Thanks, I missed to read the description. :(

TP109 on 2019-02-15 09:43

A handy program that is especially good for scanning and analyzing individual directories. Displays data such as size on disk, number of files/subfolders, folder/file sizes, path lengths, file dates, and other useful information for each entry under the selected drive or folder.

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Falkon v3.1.0 Rev2 Updated

freakazoid on 24 Aug 2020
  • 213MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Sep 2019
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Falkon (formerly "QupZilla") is a modern web browser that implements all standard features, as well as extras like a SSL certificate manager, search engine manager, themes, speed dial, extensions, AdBlock, GreaseMonkey, mouse gestures, access keys navigation, a command-line interface and more.

Security note: development of this browser appears to have stalled and the software may be subject to security vulnerabilities.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac, Linux, the program is WebKit-based, similar to Safari and Chrome. Note that a natively portable version is available, but we are listing the due to issues in testing.

Falkon Portable is a version of the program from PortableApps.com. Windows 7 and 8 users may require an additional (see homepage).

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Functioning OpenGL drivers
Stealth: ? No. Writes a few QT-related keys to the registry.
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch FalkonPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Otter Browser, X-Chromium
Latest comments
freakazoid on 2015-10-22 19:05

Qupzilla is getting a little memory hungry. I have removed this from my favorites list.

If you want a barebones browser that uses little memory, I would recommend the latest version of K-Meleon.

smaragdus on 2017-02-04 16:56

@billon
At first look QupZilla version 2.1.0 seems to have improved significantly compared to version 2.0.2, but it uses far more resources compared to version 1.8.9. I did just a brief testing.

freakazoid on 2017-02-11 22:46

I can confirm what smaragdus said about v2.1.0.

Memory usage hovers around 120-140 MB RAM, but that is to be expected when the core engine is now updated to use QtWebEngine, which is powered by Chromium. To compare, I had an older version of Qupzilla v1.8.6 lying around and that used 210 MB RAM.

It's a good alternative to the existing Chromium-powered browsers, but if you're using a Chromium backend, you might as well use Chromium so you can gain access to the wealth of available extensions out there rather than some homebrewed versions that come with QupZilla.

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FolderChangesView v2.32

billon on 1 Aug 2020
  • 139KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Aug 2020
  • Suggested by lautrepay

FolderChangesView monitors the folder, disk drive, or even remote network share to see every file that is being modified, created, or deleted. Requires read permissions to the selected drive/folder.

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 FolderChangesView.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed the /cfg command-line option to load the .cfg file from the current directory if full path is not specified.
Latest comments
rodger123 on 2012-09-23 01:17

Crashes and locks up My PC in every version I have tried.

Sinchu on 2016-12-03 02:34

Just another great program from Nirsoft..very handy.

Specular on 2019-08-27 09:52

Particularly useful since it keeps a log in the main window of files that get deleted immediately following creation, which allows one to see more of what is occurring than merely looking at files that have remained searchable on the disk.

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Avidemux v2.7.6

billon on 6 Jul 2020
  • 62MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Jul 2020
  • Suggested by Netgirl

Avidemux is a video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated using projects, job queue and powerful scripting capabilities.

Cross-platform (Linux, BSD, OS X).

Alternatively, X-Avidemux and Avidemux Portable are also available.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Qt keys saved to registry
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download either the 32 or 64-bit installer and extract to a folder of your choice. Rename avidemux.exe to avidemux_portable.exe and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: VirtualDub Portable
What's new? See:
http://avidemux.sourceforge.net/news.html
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2017-04-29 16:52

I gotta agree with @smaragdus its up to the anti-virus developer to correct their mistake naming something as malware or anything bad when in fact it is not! I have used this software for quite some time and really like and its easy to use & works great.
MIKLO

gbrao on 2017-07-16 12:17

There is a v2.6.21, only for x64.
"same as 2.6.20 with x265 encoder fixed on win64"

https://sourceforge.net/projects/avidemux/files/avidemux/2.6.21/

turionaltec on 2019-04-16 06:31

Love this software to do quick edits (just cutting out a clip from a longer video), or to convert file types (avi->mp4). If the codec remains the same it will be done in seconds!

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nanDECK v1.25.2

billon on 25 Jun 2020
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Jun 2020
  • Suggested by iMartyr

nanDECK is a scripting graphic software that provides a simple yet flexible language to create multiple images suited for cards or counters.

Category:
Runs on:WinAll / Wine
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 nanDECK.exe.
What's new? See:
http://nand.it/nandeck/
Latest comments
shnbwmn on 2016-02-26 09:10

Interesting software. Functions similar to Openscad.

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Simple x264/x265 Launcher v2.98

billon on 25 Jun 2020
  • 80MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Jun 2020
  • Suggested by deathcubek

Simple x264/x265 Launcher is a video encoder with a variety of configurations and preset templates. Includes full batch encoding support, as well as running several encoding jobs in parallel.

The program is a lightweight front-end for the x264 H.264/AVC as well as the x265 H.265/HEVC encoder, based on the Qt toolkit. The program also uses the 64-Bit version of x264 with the 32-Bit version of Avisynth, which lets you use 32-Bit Avisynth plug-ins (e.g. DGDecodeNV) and still benefit from the speed improvements of 64-Bit x264.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies:
  • Avisynth input only available with Avisynth 2.5+ installed
  • YV16/YV24 color spaces require Avisynth 2.6
  • VapourSynth input only available with VapourSynth R19+ installed
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Rename x264_launcher.exe into x264_launcher_portable.exe
  3. Launch x264_launcher_portable.exe
What's new? See:
https://github.com/lordmulder/Simple-x264-Launcher/releases
Latest comments
siegfried on 2015-10-17 15:33

Sorry, errata corrige (info's missing here on portablefreeware): you can avoid the user's %localappdata% folder entries renaming "x264_launcher.exe" into "x264_launcher_portable.exe".

Checker on 2015-10-17 16:01

@siegfried: Thanks ... and changed ;)

mukhi on 2017-03-27 04:21

Symantec Endpoint Protection is detecting netc.exe as a risk, and quarantining it.

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BlueLife Hosts Editor v1.3

billon on 23 Jun 2020
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Jun 2020
  • Suggested by klon

BlueLife Hosts Editor is a lightweight utility aimed to easily manage your Hosts file, allowing you to add, delete, block and update domain names. The program can also flush the DNS cache, rebuild the default Windows hosts, and backup/restore the Hosts file.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch hEdit.exe or hEdit_x64.exe.
What's new? Added:
  • x64 version.
  • Block YouTube, Twitter, Facebook examples.
  • Replace Custom IP besides 127.0.0.1 and 0.0.0.0.
  • Additional Command-Line parameters.
Fixed:
  • Buttons are too small.
  • BlueLife Hosts Editor add itself to the “Windows Defender” exclusions list automatically and this causes false positive.
  • Some minor bugs and code weaknesses (code improvements).
Latest comments
Midas on 2012-11-16 12:09

Last time I tried it, I was unable to redirect domains to 0.0.0.0 (an invalid IP, I know, but enabling much snappier redirection). Apart from that, it works well -- but there are other similar options.

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SMPlayer v20.6.0

billon on 18 Jun 2020
  • 72MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jun 2020
  • Suggested by Jainendra

SMPlayer is a feature-rich, skinnable player that views most media without any dependency on installed codecs, as well as streaming media, Youtube and DVD video. Audio, video and subtitle settings for individual files are all remembered between sessions so you can start again exactly where and how you left off. Supports subtitle downloading, youtube support, audio and subtitles delay adjustment, equalizer, filters, playlist support and much more.

The program is a frontend for MPlayer, mpv and mplayer2 that also works on Linux. Alternatively, X-SMPlayer and SMPlayer Portable (stealth and adjusts paths) are also available.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes. Under Options, Preferences, select Advanced, Advanced, and make sure Pass short filenames (8+3) to MPlayer is selected.
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the "portable" 7z package (32- or 64-bit) and extract using a 7-Zip-compatible program to a folder of your choice. Launch smplayer.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: MPC-HC, VLC, PotPlayer
What's new? See:
https://www.smplayer.info/changes
Latest comments
fullbug on 2016-08-03 21:40

Never mind, figured it out, thank you, great player.....

MIKLO on 2017-05-13 17:04

Been using for a very long time,this software will open and play audio,video when all others fail.
MIKLO

juverax on 2020-09-02 13:04

Currently the 32-bit version actually points to the 64-bit version (sourceforge).
The correct download link for the 32-bit version is:
https://managedway.dl.sourceforge.net/project/smplayer/SMPlayer/20.6.0/smplayer-20.6.0-win32.exe

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Nemp v4.14.0

billon on 26 May 2020
  • 19MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 May 2020
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Nemp (Noch Ein Mp3-Player) is an intuitive and easy-to-use audio player that plays most common audio formats. The program features a media library with support for drag-and-drop and tag-cloud organization, as well as audio effects, EQ, coverflow, webradio, a Web server for remote control and much more.

Supports streaming of multiple formats and recording and automatic management of MP3 streams.

Based on the BASS audio library.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch nemp.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Winyl
What's new? See:
https://github.com/DanielGausi/Nemp/releases
Latest comments
kowcop on 2011-10-18 22:46

I like this player a lot. I love that it can be setup to use relative paths for the music folder (I had to edit the config file for this). My only gripe so far is that it will not read the coverart from the ID3 tags... it only looks at the art in the folders.

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Multi Commander v9.7.0

webfork on 7 Jun 2020
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Apr 2020
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Multi Commander is a customizable, feature-rich and multi-tabbed file manager with a dual-pane layout. The program includes the standard file manager features with the ability to browse a variety of resources including local hard drives, network servers/shares, system registry and FTP (with SSL/TLS Support). Available tools include quick search, file verifier, splitter, audio, picture, clipboard, permissions and many more. The program can browse many archive formats like folders on your system (zip, tar, gz) as well as manage/open other formats (7z, RAR).

Includes intelligent functions that allow you to do advanced tasks with ease such as auto-unpacking, auto-sorting, internal file type associations, a powerful scripting engine for automation and command-line field.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / 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: Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MultiCommander.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: FreeCommander XE
What's new? See:
http://multicommander.com/release/multicommander/changelog
Latest comments
cyrgh30 on 2014-08-24 06:02

This is my favorite file manager, very powerful but slow when a lot of small files are to copied/moved.
Also it creates its configuration files in user folders.

smaragdus on 2015-02-02 09:06

Multi Commander 5.0.0 (Build 1888) has been released.

apometron on 2016-12-26 05:28

MultiCommander has a bug in log into other directories. I could not log into directories reliably. =( Check the directories you enter with MC!

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QuiteRSS v0.19.4

billon on 22 Apr 2020
  • 101MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Apr 2020
  • Suggested by lautrepay

QuiteRSS is an RSS/Atom news feeds reader with an easy-to-use, multi-tabbed layout and embedded browser. The program includes the ability to tag feeds with different labels, share via social networks, perform search operations, delete the selected news, as well as import/export feeds (OPML-files). Views are filtered by date, unread, read, or starred items.

The program has a Webkit core that includes Adblock and ClickToFlash (manual Flash controls).

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

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch QuiteRSS.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: RSS Guard
What's new? Added:
  • Share. Viber, Telegram.
  • Support Media-RSS.
  • Switch focus from search when pressing Esc.
Changed:
  • Qt 5.13.2.
  • Lock headline news while scrolling content.
  • Hide directories when searching in feeds.
Fixed:
  • Application crash.
  • Support High DPI.
  • Webkit. Create empty directories on drive "C".
  • Some news links do not have a scheme ("http").
  • Dark App Style. Setting background color and text color for labels.
  • Dark App Style. Setting background color of alternative rows.
  • Updating some feeds.
  • Collapse of news description.
Latest comments
wagner reatto on 2017-01-02 12:18

Excellent app, very easy to set up. I use it instead of feedly now.

Peter202 on 2017-03-25 08:52

Is it possible to increase the font size? It's too small.

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Boom v1.0.36

billon on 19 Feb 2020
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Feb 2020
  • Suggested by lautrepay

Boom is a lightweight and simple audio player featuring gapless playback, ReplayGain support, a convenient structured genre/artist/album/song view of the indexed files etc. The program supports most major formats including MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, Musepack (MPC), WavPack, WAV, AIFF, MP4/M4A (requires Microsoft codecs included with Windows 7) and WMA.

Developed by the author of foobar2000, the program includes a simplified version of it's Properties dialog that provides basic tagging capabilities.

Note: When running in portable mode, Boom will index the contents of the folder it's installed in.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download Boom.exe to a folder of your choice
  2. Create two empty text files in the application folder and then give them the following names:
    • Boom.exe.localconfig.opt
    • Boom.exe.locallibrary.opt
  3. Launch Boom.exe
Similar/alternative apps: 1by1, OooPlayer
What's new?
  • Added Dutch translation.
  • Various decoder bug fixes.
Latest comments
User2100 on 2014-11-29 19:45

There are lighter lightweight players with more features, but this is a single executable player that doesn't seem to "cheat" by using OS decoders. It starts instantly and the interface looks very nice (truly minimalistic and not just tiny and clumped up). I'm very much missing a time slider though. That's not a small feature to leave out of a media player. It only has fast forward and reverse, which is not very useful for things like skimming trough mixes.

MIKLO on 2017-01-27 17:51

I like this player, very small footprint, fast open, thanks for a nice music player. I didn't have to do anything it went right to my music folder and was ready to go and on my computer is only 2.04 Mb in size. Works 4ME thanks again.


MIKLO

TP109 on 2017-01-28 02:48

I agree with User2100. This is a very fast launching player with a very small footprint, but the lack of a time slider is a big issue.

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LameXP v4.18

billon on 20 Dec 2019
  • 33MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Dec 2019
  • Suggested by lautrepay

LameXP is an audio encoding and conversion program with a skinnable, drag-and-drop interface. The program can edit metadata, create an automatic playlist file, and modify audio with multi-threaded batch processing tools for normalization and tone adjustment.

The program supports a wide variety of formats and quality settings. Although named for one of its popular encoders (the LAME MP3 encoder), the program can also export to OGG, Opus, FLAC, AC3, APE, WAV and DCA. Can convert from a wide variety of formats including MP3, OGG, FLAC, MP4/AAC, AC3, DTS, WavPack, Musepack, TTA, Speex, Monkey's Audio, Shorten, WMA, Opus and more.

MP4/AAC encoding available via an external download (Nero AAC/QAAC).

Category:
Runs on: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: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Rename the LameXP.exe to LameXP-Portable.exe
  3. Launch LameXP-Portable.exe
Similar/alternative apps: fre:ac
What's new? See:
https://github.com/lordmulder/LameXP/releases
Latest comments
webfork on 2013-12-28 21:30

deathcubek: it sounds like you mostly got the testing thing ironed out, but just in case, there's a forum thread that covers a few different testing processes: http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7718

Napiophelios on 2016-05-19 15:47

Is LameXP the only audio encoder that can convert opus files?

webfork on 2016-05-20 02:07

I converted something to Opus yesterday with LameXP but TEncoder and TAudioConverter will also do the trick.

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wxMP3gain Portable v4.0

billon on 15 Nov 2019
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Nov 2019
  • Suggested by joe

MP3Gain is an audio normalization software that helps minimize audio changes from file to file, especially very loud to very quiet. The program analyzes MP3 files and changes the volume without re-encoding or modifying quality. Batch operations are available and changes can be reversed.

wxMP3gain is a cross platform front-end for the MP3gain tool and wxMP3gain Portable version is a container format to help manage settings.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch wxMP3gainPortable.exe.
What's new? See:
https://github.com/cfgnunes/wxmp3gain/blob/master/docs/CHANGELOG
Latest comments
PAFuser on 2017-10-05 16:28

Also, available from programmer's website: https://sourceforge.net/projects/wxmp3gain/files/3.7/. On web site it is under: "browse all files". "3.7". wxmp3gain-v3.7-win32-portable.zip. Have not checked for stealth, etc. Seems to work the same as PortableApps.com version. Both version will work at the same time.

JohnTHaller on 2017-10-05 16:45

The 'portable' version from the programmer stores settings in the registry.

Midas on 2017-10-06 11:25

Always good to know... :)

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DriveLetterView v1.50

billon on 26 Oct 2019
  • 76KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Oct 2019
  • Suggested by guinness

DriveLetterView allows you to view the list of all drive letter assignments in your system, including local drives, remote network drives, CD/DVD drives, and USB drives - even if they are not currently plugged in. It also allows you to easily change a drive letter of USB devices and remote network shares, as well as to delete a drive letter of USB device that is not plugged in.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administration rights (for changing letters)
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DriveLetterView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Open Device Properties Window' option.
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2016-07-31 14:18

Very nice works great thanks.
MIKLO

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Rainmeter 4.3.1.3321

billon on 22 Sep 2019
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Sep 2019
  • Suggested by Fluffy Bot

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

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

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

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. Select 'portable install' during installation
  3. Launch Rainmeter.exe
What's new? See:
https://www.rainmeter.net/release-4-3-1/
Latest comments
Magibon on 2013-10-18 19:15

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

an updated version has also been updated on DeviantArt.

Wolfghost on 2016-03-19 19:53

3.3.1 Final Release (r2602) is out!

smaragdus on 2017-01-02 21:27

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

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Cathy v2.33

billon on 30 Jul 2019
  • 152KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Jul 2019
  • Suggested by Perwhis

Cathy indexes files stored on removable media (CD's, DVD's or even diskettes), hard disks or net drives, to create searchable catalogs that can be used without having access to original media. The program is small, fast and easy-to-use with search capabilities based on file name, date and size. Additional features include filtering options, search duplicates or singles, customisable date format etc.

If files are available (external/network drive connected, DVD inserted) they can be opened (executed) or deleted directly. Other features include drag and drop support available, printing of both directory trees and MP3 album/song lists, and disk space usage analysis.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder. Follow these instructions.
Dependencies: Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86)
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Cathy.exe -ini cathy.reg.
What's new?
  • Bug in Max hits setting corrected, listbox now shows all files in folder.
Latest comments
Ruby on 2010-11-16 17:49

@Kermode: Cathy can handle different drives on the same drive letter; however if you catalog on (F:), and later plugin your drive, while (F:) is being used; and you get the drive letter (G:), the database cannot be refreshed.

SteveJ on 2011-04-03 00:06

Simple little program, but unfortunate doesn't support unicode, so if you have any files w/ foreign language or other special characters, they'll get cataloged as "?" for any unicode character.

Midas on 2013-02-22 19:32

FYI, I posted a couple of problems I found trying to make Cathy portable @ http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=62490#p62490

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ShellExView v2.01

billon on 10 Jun 2019
  • 105KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Jun 2019
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

ShellExView displays the details of shell extensions installed on your machine and allows you to easily enable/disable each shell extension. ShellExView comes in handy for solving problems caused by third party shell extensions.

Category:
Runs on: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 shexview.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed bug: ShellExView crashed on some systems.
Latest comments
roger on 2010-05-04 08:05

@Tad: link to website

portaFreeUser on 2011-02-14 19:53

I really like this simple program. I used it first to hide/disable a corrupted Magic ISO contextual menu in mere seconds. Then later on I learned about some features of Explorer that could be turned off using this program, so I did that. It worked both times without any problems. I like that you can undo the changes too if you like. Good program. Thanks for updating this.

rogerthedodger on 2013-06-01 00:37

Love this program, recently had the dreaded explorer crash and this program allowed me to easily identify the culprit, and a uninstall/reinstall of the offending (acronis) software fixed my issue. Would have spent an eternity without this software. Should be part of Windoze.

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Shortcuts Search And Replace v1.7.0

billon on 26 Mar 2019
  • 691KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Mar 2019
  • Suggested by guinness

Shortcuts Search And Replace is a tool for system shortcuts that lets you:

  • Search for shortcuts target path, working directory, arguments, and icon location content.
  • Replace multiple shortcuts' target paths, working directories, arguments, and icon location content (useful if you move portable applications paths or directory).
  • Search for dead links to resolve or delete them (multiple resolves/delete in one click).

Alternatively, Shortcuts Search and Replace Portable is also available.

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ShortcutsSearchAndReplace.exe or ShortcutsSearchAndReplace64.exe.
What's new?
  • Option to only set args of some specific links.
  • Small GUI changes (Custom Folder renamed into Search Folder).

SuperF4 v1.4

billon on 18 Feb 2019
  • 37KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Feb 2019
  • Suggested by I am Baas

SuperF4 allows users to kill the foreground program when the key combination Ctrl+Alt+F4 is pressed. This is different from programs that respond to Windows' normal "close" hotkey Alt+F4, which only asks the foreground program to exit. This is important because many programs don't cooperate with a close request due to a bug, nag screens, or other issues.

Additionally, you can also kill a process by pressing Win+F4 and then clicking the window you wish to kill with your mouse. This mode behaves like xkill for GNU/Linux, BSD etc.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SuperF4.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Advanced Process Termination, ProcessKO, Task Killer
What's new? Released 1.4.
  • Fixed keyboard input lag. Thanks to Victor Robertson.
  • Do not enter xkill mode if Ctrl key is pressed. Ctrl+Win+F4 is a new shortcut to close virtual desktops, so we don’t want to prevent that. Thanks to José Rebelo.
  • Add a process blacklist, with explorer.exe in the list by default.

I apologize for my tardiness. I use Windows less and less every year, and I must confess that I have not even been running my own programs when I do. I hope this release makes up for it somewhat.

RetroShare v0.6.5

billon on 12 Feb 2019
  • 49MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Feb 2019
  • Suggested by lautrepay

RetroShare is a feature-rich communications platform for small groups of users with a focus on privacy. The program includes an exclusive and secure toolset for instant messaging, chat rooms, forums, direct messages (e-mail), file server, VoIP, channels for distributing content and link exchange. It functions as an open, distributed alternative to many commercial groupware programs.

Additional features include RSS feed reader, status messages (away/busy), different modes for low traffic, transfer and disk space limits, plugins, skins and much more. Cross-platform (Mac, Linux, BSD).

Great for small businesses, groups, and a safer alternative to most file sharing methods. Networks can be small or large, but communications between users are limited by default to friends and friends-of-friends, with more specific controls available.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the "Portable" 7z package and extract (using a program like PeaExtractor) to a folder of your choice. Launch RetroShare.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: qTox, Brosix
What's new? See:
https://retroshareteam.wordpress.com/
Latest comments
ozziguy on 2017-03-14 10:16

v0.6.2 QT5 does not run on xp because QT5 does not support xp anymore

XP users must use the accompanying v0.6.2 QT4 version

ozziguy on 2017-03-14 10:17

Forgot to mention the portable version is now chosen from the installer

webfork on 2017-03-17 23:00

@ozziguy: Looks like they're still offering the portable 7zip version, and it's 20% smaller. I'll go ahead and list both. Thanks for the note.

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Spews v1.1.3

billon on 22 Jan 2019
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Jan 2019
  • Suggested by Checker

Spews (Simple Process Excluding Wallpaper Switcher) is designed to automatically switch your wallpapers on a configurable schedule. You can add image folders, choose wallpaper options and check/uncheck the images paths as needed; only checked paths will be scanned for images.

The program will automatically suspend wallpaper switching if it detects any process names you configure in the Exclusions section. This can be beneficial, for instance, when running games that will be disrupted if the wallpaper is changed.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / 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 Spews.exe.
What's new? See:
https://www.dcmembers.com/skwire/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/apps/spews/changelog.txt
Latest comments
Ganamyde on 2014-01-17 15:41

@Skwire,
You can easily clean up your temp left over, here is what I use...
run, CMD /C CD /D "%a_temp%" & PING 1.1.1.1 -n 1 -w 2000 & RMDIR /S /Q "%script_tempFolder%",,hide useErrorLevel

MIKLO on 2015-01-26 19:24

The word "Stealth" came into use recently in reference to the "stealth" airplanes the United States government started to use back in the 80's. As for these "stealth" airplanes they are in fact not invisible, what they show is a very small imprint in hopes to fool a radar operator into thinking that what they see is nothing to worry about. I suppose the fact of the matter is that there is no magic way to keep anything totally invisible on a computer. I for one can live with this free software calling itself "stealth" cuz that's what it looks like to me... Just sayin :) Thank you to the person for their hard work in bring me this free "stealth" software that does what it says.
MIKLO

misan on 2016-04-11 12:39

:-)

There are portable apps that are "stealth". I use lot of them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stealth

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Serva Community v3.2.0

billon on 18 Jun 2019
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Nov 2018
  • Suggested by webfork

Serva is an easy-to-use server package supporting a variety of protocols including HTTP, FTP, TFTP client/server, DHCP and proxyDHCP (PXE service), BINL, DNS, SNTP and SYSLOG. Focused on the quick deployment of a stable platform running as many server protocol engines as possible, the program doesn't aim compete on with other server tools in terms of speed or security.

Serva also allows you to setup a server which you can use to install Windows over a network without Microsoft's RIS/WDS/WAIK suites.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Liteware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Serva32.exe (for 32-bit OS) or Serva64.exe (for 64-bit OS).
What's new? See:
https://www.vercot.com/~serva/download.html
Latest comments
joby_toss on 2013-06-29 14:22

I partially share your opinion, but we're in minority. Recently I changed my mind about nag screens. I don't hate them anymore, as long as I can use the app for free. :)

b1001 on 2013-07-09 14:19

of course !
I wish I could convince Adobe to offer a "nagware" version of (let say) "Photoshop"

What it's done here it's a bit childish; if the application is not good erase the thing, if it is good just accept it as it is, but do not distribute buggy ancient versions.

webfork on 2013-07-09 23:42

b1001: Please move discussions on policy to forums. Responses to Joby's message are there as well.

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Winyl v3.3.1

billon on 15 Oct 2018
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Oct 2018
  • Suggested by ArnaudNime

Winyl is a lightweight digital audio player with a minimalist design and skinable interface. The program plays all popular formats and automatically organizes files into categories based on audio tags, making your music easy to find and play. The program offers music organization tools, Internet radio, track rating, smart playlists, rapid search, song lyrics and music tagging.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the 'portable' ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Winyl.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language folders.
Similar/alternative apps: AIMP
What's new?
  • Added x64 version.
  • Updated:
    • Radio stations;
    • Lyrics providers.
  • Changed:
    • Behaviour when reloading cover arts;
    • The custom icon name to Main.ico instead of Winyl.ico.
  • Fixed blurry custom icon.
Latest comments
PAFuser on 2018-03-22 17:24

64 bit "test" version available: http://vinylsoft.com/download/winyl_portable_x64_test.zip I have not had any problems with it.

PAFuser on 2019-08-28 22:37

Nera skin from deviantart.com, modified - large print: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1KtLN9Kw9RxdLtMzcET7j3HeOCz9HtgNf Easier reading info, and some other modifications.

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ChordEase v1.0.14.000

billon on 23 Sep 2018

ChordEase makes it easier to play music with complicated chords. No matter what the chords are, you can play as if they were all in the key of C. You don't need to play sharps or flats, because ChordEase automatically adds them for you. Although ChordEase is primarily intended for jazz, it could be useful for any type of music that modulates frequently. ChordEase alters your notes in real time in order to make them harmonically correct, while preserving their rhythm and dynamics. By delegating rapid music theory calculations to ChordEase, you gain freedom to concentrate on other aspects of musical performance, such as feel and aesthetics.

The program is a translator that takes MIDI notes as input, and produces MIDI notes as output. The input notes are translated to the current chord scale, so that the output notes fit the chord progression of a song. Supports various mapping functions which determine how the translating is done, can handle multiple translations at once for multiple performers to play through a single instance using any number of MIDI instruments. Parameters can be remotely controlled via MIDI for additional effects and can also record its own output as MIDI data.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ChordEase.exe.
What's new? See:
http://chordease.sourceforge.net/relnotes.html
Latest comments
Taf on 2014-09-03 07:32

Nice proggie! For Music lovers is a "must have"

Taf on 2014-09-03 07:42

Why this program is signed as "NO STEALTH"?

victimofleisure on 2014-09-03 13:14

Hi Taf,

That "NO STEALTH" setting is because I created the database entry myself. I tried pretty hard to get it right but apparently not quite. What should it be?

Chris

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MultiHasher v2.8.2

billon on 23 Apr 2018
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Feb 2016
  • Suggested by guinness

MultiHasher is a drag-and-drop tool for creating and checking file hashes, useful for checking data integrity. The program will check files, folders and even text using a variety of methods with both pause and cancel options for large operations. The program can then compare digests to detect changes as well as query the result to the VirusTotal database. A search tool lets you quickly track down both files or specific hashes from long lists.

A recursive checking option (entire directory trees) is available in the options menu. The program can also use existing, standard hash files such as MHX, SFV, MD5Sum etc. to check integrity.

Supports 64-bit operating systems and available algorithms include from fastest to most secure: CRC32, MD5, RIPEMD-160, SHA 1, 256, 384 and 512. Can include one, some, or all algorithms available in testing.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "No installer" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete MultiHasherShellEx.dll, MultiHasherShellEx64.dll, license.txt, Localization Kit.zip, Localization Kit changelog.txt and unnecessary localizations
  3. In the application folder, create an empty text file and rename it to User Preferences.json
  4. Launch MultiHasher.exe
Similar/alternative apps: RapidCRC Unicode
What's new?
  • Minor UI tweaks.
  • Fixed:
    • Critical bugs in most hash algorithms (introduced in v2.8) that could result in wrong hash values being calculated;
    • Minor bugs.
Latest comments
bzl333 on 2014-04-04 19:53

it opens a browser for the VT results :(

PeStudio shows the results in its own GUI.

would be nice to have program like this that you enter a folder or partition of say all your portable apps and this program works slowly in the background at like 5% of CPU and checks all hashes against VT, option to upload those unknown, then stores to a small database and gives the option to recheck every so often against the hashes stored, etc. And option to select filetypes that dont need to be scanned. Would be a good security program.

Enternal on 2016-01-08 13:55

Two bugs to be aware of. The first bug is:
Make a new directory with some files in it. Drag the folder into MultiHasher and make MD5 hash calculations for all those files. Save the hash list in MultiHasher own hash format (mhx). Clear the list. Load the hash list. Drag the folder back into MultiHasher to "add" the folder. MultiHasher then hangs. Versions prior to 2.7.0.0 worked fine.

With 2.8.0.0+, a new major bug:
MultiHasher refuses to load mhx files that are over a certain size. From what I test so far, any mhx files that are larger than roughly 150 KB refuses to load when you drag and drop the mhx files into the MultiHasher window. Instead, MultiHasher will treat it as a regular file to be hashed rather than a list of hashes. If you tried to load the file manually (Ctrl+O), MultiHasher will do nothing for these files. Files that are less than 100 KB loads perfectly both ways.

Both bugs have been reported (1st bug about a year ago). However author never replied and even deleted the thread and my forum account. In other words, be aware of any potential new problems with new versions and always keep old versions.

These bugs does not occur if you use file formats other than their own mhx format.

Anyways, like Webfork, I now prefer RapidCRC Unicode over this. RapidCRC Unicode has been rock solid and all bugs that I have reported to the author were taken care of or were promptly responded to.

Napiophelios on 2018-05-09 20:39

seems like the website and download links are dead

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SynWrite v6.40.2770

billon on 29 Aug 2017
  • 30MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by Mat030

SynWrite is a powerful tabbed source code and web development editor. This feature-rich program includes syntax highlighting for many languages, code folding, tree structure, project management, FTP/SFTP client, keyboard macros, spell checking, customizable hotkeys etc.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Mozilla Public License
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Syn.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: AkelPad, Notepad++, RJ TextEd, PSPad
What's new? See:
http://www.uvviewsoft.com/synwrite/History.txt
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2017-08-29 21:34

Download link triggers none portable version.

webfork on 2017-08-31 22:24

@hamasaki: Seems like it's working okay on this side

hamasaki on 2017-09-03 09:48

@webfork: Yes, fine now. Strange, before I got the exe.

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BatteryInfoView v1.23

billon on 11 Aug 2017
  • 169KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

BatteryInfoView displays the current status and information about your battery on laptops and netbook computers. The displayed battery information includes the battery name, manufacture name, serial number, manufacture date, power state (charging/discharging), current battery capacity, full charged capacity, voltage, charge/discharge rate and more.

BatteryInfoView also provides a log window, which adds a new log line containing the battery status every 30 seconds or any other time interval that you choose.

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 BatteryInfoView.exe.
What's new?
  • Changed the 'Battery Wear Level' caption to 'Battery Health', which is the right term to use (Battery Wear Level is the opposite).

Marble Portable v2.2.0

billon on 11 May 2017
  • 39MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 May 2017
  • Suggested by Checker

Marble is an interactive Virtual Globe and World Atlas that you can use to learn more about the Earth. You can pan and zoom, look up places and roads, and a mouse click on a place label will provide the respective Wikipedia article. It's also possible to measure distances between locations or watch the current cloud cover. In its default configuration, Marble offers 11 different views (Atlas, OpenStreetMap, Satellite View, Earth at Night, Historical Map 1689, Moon, Plain Map, Precipitations and Temperature) and multiple projections (Flat Map, Mercator or the Globe).

Cross-platform (Linux/Unix, OS X) and promotes the use of free maps.

Marble Portable is the portable version of Marble designed to run from a USB flash drive or any other portable device.

There are also versions 1.9.0 for XP and 1.14.1 for Vista.

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: LGPLv2
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch MarblePortable.exe.
What's new? See:
https://marble.kde.org/history.php
Latest comments
Foot on 2014-08-04 01:38

The download link (at 4 Aug 2014) leads to v1.3.4 rather than v1.8.3. On my system (Win7 Pro 32 bit), v1.8.3 seems unable to create new maps when needed.

Checker on 2014-08-04 03:44

@ Foot: Download link fixed.

Happy.Camper2 on 2017-05-11 03:48

As of v2.2.0 Vista is no longer supported:
https://portableapps.com/news/2017-05-10--marble-portable-2.2.0-released

v1.14.1 is the version before 2.2.0 listed at PortableApps
https://sourceforge.net/projects/portableapps/files/Marble%20Portable/

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Programmer's Notepad v2.4.2

billon on 15 Dec 2016
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Dec 2016
  • Suggested by JMiller

Programmer's Notepad is a powerful text editor targeted at users who work with source code. The program offers a versatile environment, features syntax highlighting for many languages (through plugins called "schemes"), project management, addons, and much more.

Category:
Runs on:WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: FreeBSD
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch pn.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: AkelPad, Notepad++, PSPad, RJ TextEd
What's new? See:
https://github.com/simonsteele/pn/releases
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nickoftime on 2016-12-18 16:56

I really wish it had a spell check feature. If it did, I would replace all of my text editors with this one. It is fast, stable, and has a small footprint.

zorro on 2019-02-07 11:12

Programmer's Notepad is unfortunately not stealth:
- HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\pn.exe
- HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\text\OpenWithList\pn.exe
(no matter what the system integration options look like)

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SpaceSniffer v1.3.0.2

billon on 3 Oct 2016
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Oct 2016
  • Suggested by donald

SpaceSniffer is a graphical disk use analysis software with available filtering. It can break down display into individual folders and files. Uses a special "Treemap" to display disk use (a concept invented by Prof. Ben Shneiderman).

A page of tips and tricks for use is available.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware (Donations Welcome)
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SpaceSniffer.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed binary export file format (Version 2). Now text elements are encoded in Base64 format to prevent special characters corruption. Version 1 files are still readable.
Latest comments
Mike.S.G. on 2011-05-20 06:43

@Gmacri

Select the 'Path' to scan if you don't want a whole drive.

mrpink on 2012-01-29 21:08

I think i'll keep this one. WinDirStat is prettier but Spacesniffer is way faster and natively portable

spicydog on 2016-10-04 07:46

Awesome application!

Until you try it you cannot really appreciate it... After all that applies to 99% of things in life ;)

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LiberKey v5.8.1129

SYSTEM on 1 Aug 2016
  • 19MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Nov 2015
  • Suggested by opendev

LiberKey is a portable launcher that serves as a gateway to prepackaged portable apps available in the LKS format (basically 7Zip archive with a particular directory structure). It works just as well for non-LKS apps, and comes with a whole suite of other functions including portable file associations, portable desktop shortcuts, and online updates of LKS applications.

The launcher itself is flexible with right-handed quick launch bar and supports tabs, categories, smart search etc. Includes a floating quick launcher that you can pin to the desktop.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch LiberKey.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: WinPenPack NetMenu, PortableApps Platform
What's new? 2014/11/10 - LiberKey 5.8.1104
  • Improved, Portabilizer: .NET framework detection
  • Improved, Portabilizer: Use the x86 version of an application when the x64 version is missing
  • Fixed, Menu: Various bug fixes
  • Added, LiberKey: Breton translation [br-FR] Thank you Diloar (new contributor)
  • Added, LiberKey: Macédonien translation [mk-MK] Thank you mite71 (new contributor)
  • Added, LiberKey: Serbe (cyrillique) translation [sr-Cyrl-RS] Thank you Bojan Pavlović (new contributor)
  • Added, LiberKey: Serbe (latin) translation [sr-Latn-RS] Thank you Bojan Pavlović (new contributor)
  • Updated, LiberKey: Arabic (Tunisia) translation [ar-TN] Thank you Trabelsi Youssef
  • Updated, LiberKey: German translation [de] Thank you Paul Bichler
  • Updated, LiberKey: Hungarian translation [hu-HU] Thank you Juhász Sándor
  • Updated, LiberKey: Italian translation [it] Thank you Maurizio Ballo
  • Updated, LiberKey: Dutch translation [nl-NL] Thank you Ralph Langendam (new contributor)
  • Updated, LiberKey: Russian translation [ru-RU] Thank you mrBG et askras (new contributor)

2014/11/15 - LiberKey 5.8.1114
  • Added, LiberKey: Slovak translation [sk-SK] Thank you kamilpolner (new contributor)
  • Added, LiberKey: Romanian translation [ro-RO] Thank you Adrian (new contributor)

2015/11/30 - LiberKey 5.8.1129
  • Fixed, Portabilizer: .NET framework version detection
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rogerthedodger on 2012-07-21 02:01

guess thats an advantage, if theres any, of using adaware.

doudoudidou on 2012-08-06 10:24

I use LiberKey for years and I never had any problems. This platform is currently the best. There are jealous ...

smaragdus on 2016-07-31 23:13

I did a brief testing of LiberKey version 5.8.1129 (only the launcher, not the suite) and my first impressions are very good- it is a well-designed, flexible, solid program with a nice set of features.

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AkelPad v4.9.8

billon on 28 Oct 2016
  • 554KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jul 2016
  • Suggested by Fluffy

AkelPad is a plain text editor focused on speed and a small size. The program includes unicode support, available single-document and tabbed interfaces, unlimited file size, and multi-level undo, etc.
Support plugins.

Alternatively, AkelPad Portable portablizes recent files and search history and has both the 32- and 64-bit versions together and chooses the right one. X-AkelPad is also available.

Category:
Runs on:WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes. If you set Recent Files and Search History to 0 as these are stored in the registry.
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of drive-less absolute path (eg. \docs\personal\work.doc without the drive letter)
License: BSD
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. In AkelPad.exe folder, use a Unicode-aware editor to create AkelPad.ini the following four lines:

    [Options]
    SaveSettings=2
    RecentFiles=0
    SearchStrings=0


  3. Save AkelPad.ini as a Unicode-encoded file
  4. Launch AkelPad.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Notepad++, EditPad Lite
What's new? Added:
  • Flag 128 in the manual parameter "PaintOptions" - unit of vertical scrolling is line (default is pixel).
  • Optional parameter for commands 4103,4106:
    1 - force to use last directory.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2013-12-08 13:07

Akelpad v 4.8.6 released.

__philippe on 2015-06-04 09:04

Akelpad v4.9.4 released 03-JUN-2015 :
http://akelpad.sourceforge.net/en/download.php

Scores of plugins updated likewise :
http://akelpad.sourceforge.net/en/plugins.php

Wolfghost on 2015-06-04 12:10

@__philippe tx updated

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Argente Registry Cleaner v3.1.2.0

billon on 27 Feb 2018

Argente Registry Cleaner is an utility that uses a high-performance detection algorithm to quickly identify missing and invalid references in the registry (problems related with shortcuts, ActiveX, system applications, Windows Firewall, file extensions, fonts, start menu, applications paths, services etc.) in both 32-bit and 64-bit systems.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET Framework 4.0, Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch ArgenteRC.exe
  3. When prompted, uncheck Perform automatic maintenance at system startup (hidden mode)
What's new?
  • Compatible with Windows 10.
  • Improved internal code.
  • Fixed some internal mistakes.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-02-23 14:30

Argente - Registry Cleaner version 3.1.1.0 has been released.

Checker on 2015-02-23 16:44

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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Vacuum-IM v1.2.5

webfork on 9 Dec 2016
  • 40MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Mar 2016
  • Suggested by lautrepay

Vacuum-IM is a full-featured, tabbed instant messenger for Jabber/XMPP networks supporting profiles, multiple accounts, conferences, nested groups in roster, chat history, encryption, file transfer and status messages. It can use notifications, emoticons, customizable message styles, status icons and shortcuts, avatars and more.

The program is cross-platform, written in Qt. The core program is just a plugin loader, all functionality is made available via plugins.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. It writes several Qt-related Trolltech keys to the registry.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Scroll down to Release and download one of the ZIP package or (the "full" version includes contains additional plug-ins including a spellchecker)
  2. Extract to a folder of your choice
  3. Create an empty folder VacuumIM in this folder
  4. Launch vacuum.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Instantbird, Miranda IM, Miranda NG, Pidgin,
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-05-23 01:45

Some notes about Vacuum-IM:
Since Vacuum-IM website is in Russian, I added its GitHb project page as official website.
The latest portable version of Vacuum-IM (1.2.5) comes in two packages- "normal" and "full".
The "normal" package is about 40 MB uncompressed while the "full" package is about 70 MB uncompressed.

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RealWorld Paint v2013.1 service pack 1

Midas on 7 May 2016
  • 26MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jun 2013
  • Suggested by infimum

RealWorld Paint is an image, photo, and animation editor that includes support for layers and layer styles, photo retouching, and vector layers. Also supports Photoshop plugins, animated GIF and PNG formats, and a variety of downloadable extras including plugins, layer styles, brushes, etc.

The program includes a basic screen capture program, and can import/export to Photoshop, GIMP, and Paint.NET editors. A command-line interface is available for exact coordinates when drawing shapes and an in-place calculator for use with simple expressions (like "256/3") when setting filter parameters.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes. The embedded Internet Explorer control writes some files (cache) and some registry entries. Do not open the Online page within the app to prevent this.
File thumbnails are stored in %TEMP% folder.
Unicode support: Yes
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 RWPaint.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: GIMP, PhotoFiltre
What's new? Multiple minor updates and bugfixes including:
  • Bézier deformation mode added to Transform tool.
  • Flip or mirror floating selection from context menu.
  • Image effect configuration windows use a different layout with configuration in a single column at the right side of the window.
  • Holding SHIFT while drawing with Pencil or Brush tools forces a straight line.
  • Pasting layer style applies the style to all selected layers.
  • Changing frame duration while multiple frames are selected sets the duration to those frames.
  • Use image in clipboard when filling with pattern.
  • Shrink/grow image mask by multiple pixels; bugfixes related to image masks.
  • Multiple bugfixes and enhancements related to vector images, text elements and shape outlines.
  • Speedups when editing images with a lot of layers and layer styles.
  • Customizable application name and splash screen.
  • And other fixes.
Latest comments
kiwichick on 2011-10-12 05:36

Links to the website and download don't work

webfork on 2011-10-13 20:41

kiwichick: tested on Oct 13 and they're working ok. still having probs?

billon on 2016-05-07 04:48

You can always try latest (unstable) version - http://download.rw-designer.com/latest/RWPaint.zip
Latest version from 7 April 2016, so project not abandoned

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System Explorer v7.1.0

webfork on 5 May 2016
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by nunoleite

System Explorer is a tool for accessing a variety of system internals. It can also be used as a Task Manager replacement with detailed information about processes, startup entries, explorer/IE add-ons, uninstallers, services, drivers, connections, opened files etc. It has a registry/file snapshot feature so that changes to the system can be computed and displayed in tree view or text list format. It also has a processes security tool that checks your processes against an online database.

Alternatively, System Explorer Portable is available.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Nagware
How to extract: Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice. The application files can be found under the {app} subfolder. Launch SystemExplorer.exe.
Latest comments
Ayman on 2013-12-10 23:28

i need to be able to run this app from a CD, it runs will but when i try to exit it won't close because it tries to write to the app folder (on the CD) and it fails of course, is there anything i can get around this issue?

bzl333 on 2014-12-25 16:17

keeps improving.

billon on 2016-04-22 02:05

Updated to 7.1.0, but portable version is gone, previous is gone, everything is gone, see more in forum topic

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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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StrokesPlus v2.8.6.4

billon on 14 Aug 2017
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Mar 2016
  • Suggested by I am Baas

StrokesPlus is a a mouse gesture recognition program that allows you to automate repetitive tasks by simply drawing a symbol with your mouse or performing mouse and/or keyboard modifiers to launch predefined action(s). Includes a powerful but lightweight embeddable scripting language (Lua), endless gesture and modifier combinations, granular control over program settings, and actions and the possibility to create global hotkeys for actions without using the mouse.

Non-Admin users: The application will not be able to control other programs running with admin privileges (e.g. maintenance, antivirus, etc.)

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights are necessary for full functionality.
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Open Source (multiple, primarily MIT)
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch StrokesPlus.exe.
What's new?
  • Added code to update all actions when renaming a gesture, so it applies the new gesture name to all existing gestures using the previous name.
  • Reduced gesture scale width/height, certain gestures were showing outside of the view container.
Latest comments
StrokesPlus on 2013-01-08 08:29

I'd like to note that for Windows Vista+, if you extract the signed version of S+ to a folder under Program Files and manually install the StrokesPlus.cer certificate into Trusted Root Certification Authorities, S+ can be run without administrative privileges and still interact with programs which are running with administrative privileges as well as interact with Windows 8 screens (Start screen, task switcher, etc.).

Yes, I also understand that at that point (installing a certificate), you're no longer really using S+ in a truly portable fashion; but wanted to mention it anyway =)

AndTheWolf on 2014-01-22 18:30

There is a typo in the link, which is pointing to a non-existent strokesplus_2.7.8.1_x86.zippip, rather than to strokesplus_2.7.8.1_x86.zip

Checker on 2014-01-22 18:47

@ AndTheWolf: Thanks for the info ... and sorry for the typo.

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FileMenu Tools v7.0.5

webfork on 8 Dec 2016
  • 14MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Feb 2016
  • Suggested by pajenn

FileMenu Tools customizes the context menu of Explorer, adding built-in utilities for file and folder operations. Users can add customized commands that run external applications, copy/move to a specific folder or delete specific file types; customize the "Send to..." submenu; and enable/disable the commands which are added by other applications to the context menu.

The built-in utilities allow the user to run a given program with arguments, copy/move to a folder, copy path, UNC path, Internet path, name or content to clipboard, view or change attributes, split/join a file, register/unregister a DLL, find and replace, advanced rename, synchronize two folders, delete locked files, create symbolic link, calculate and verify SHA/MD5 checksums, shred files, change folders icon, and many more.

Supports 32 or 64-bit automatically. Note that this program has gone shareware so we are linking to the last freeware version (thanks billon) and Userfriendly).

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights (to register and unregister the shell extension)
Stealth: ? No. Windows settings are saved to the registry under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\LopeSoft.
Unicode support: Partial. The configuration tool handles Unicode text properly, but this text is displayed only partially correct in the context menu.
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware (Donations accepted)
How to extract: Warning: The installer version is adware. Make sure you are using FileMenuTools-portable.exe with the following process:
  1. Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice
  2. To use the program, launch Register FileMenuTools.exe to register the shell extension
  3. Right-click on an item in the Explorer to see the menu
Other functions:

  • Close/remove: launch Unregister FileMenuTools.exe
  • Configuration: launch FileMenuTools.exe to or choose Configure FileMenu Tools from the menu.
What's new? Fixed bugs:
  • Sometimes the separators was not enabled.
  • In Calculate and verify checksums: the calculated checksum field was not updated when calculating a new checksum.
  • In Advanced renamer: the preview was not updated when changing the selected item of combo boxes with mouse or keyboard.
  • Other minor.
Latest comments
billon on 2016-12-04 22:49

Updated to v7.1 and became shareware.
See more in forum topic.

PAFuser on 2016-12-08 18:58

Above Softpedia link downloads version 7.1

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BabelMap Portable v8.0.0.5 Updated

billon on 23 Sep 2020
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Feb 2016
  • Suggested by I am Baas

BabelMap is a character map application that allows you to browse through the entire Unicode character repertoire of over 110,000 characters, or search for a particular character by name or by code point. Characters can then be copied to the clipboard for use in any Unicode-aware application.

BabelMap Portable is a version of the software packaged in PortableApps.com format.

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 self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch BabelMapPortable.exe.
What's new? See:
https://babelstone.co.uk/Software/BabelMap_Versions.html
Latest comments
mik.y on 2012-11-28 09:02

wrong link for download:"Referrer Blocking"

MIKLO on 2014-07-02 18:37

:) It Worked fine 4me and a useful program that allows me to get characters I otherwise would not be able to use.Thanks for your hard work.
MIKLO

billon on 2020-03-17 18:17

BabelMap latest version is 13.0.0.2, supports Unicode 13.0

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WiFi Guard v1.0.7

webfork on 2 Jul 2017
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jan 2016
  • Suggested by I am Baas

SoftPerfect WiFi Guard is a tool for keeping a small WiFi network secure, indicating if your network is in use by an unwelcome connection. It's a specialized network scanner that runs through your network at set intervals and reports immediately if it finds any new connected devices that could belong to an intruder.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder) and cross-platform (Mac, Linux).

NOTE: The latest version of this program displays only 5 devices (thanks olliebean). Please post in forums if you have a mirror of the previous version.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the 'portable' 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 WiFiGuard.exe
Note: Some archive managers (notably PeaZip) don't show the 32-bit and 64-bit folders. In that case, the smaller versions of the files are the 32-bit versions.
Similar/alternative apps: Wireless Network Watcher
What's new?
  • Added exporting device list to a CSV file in addition to XML.
  • Added partial matching for devices with a variable MAC address.
Latest comments
Midas on 2017-07-03 13:12

Thanks, Mike. Could you mirror it for our general public? www.mirrorcreator.com is one easy resource...

I am Baas on 2017-07-07 02:15

I have copies of both the 32 and 64-bit versions if needed.

webfork on 2017-07-07 03:25

@Baas: Yes please. If you can get me a link to something or I can hop on whatever network and you can send them over directly

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TEncoder v4.5.10

billon on 27 May 2018
  • 116MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Nov 2015
  • Suggested by joby_toss

TEncoder is a video and audio tool with conversion, DVD ripping and website downloading features. The converter includes the ability to select between multiple audio and subtitle tracks, extract audio/video content from a file, or edit subtitle and audio delays. Subtitles with same name as the video can be hard-coded into video. The download tool includes a variety of available formats, batch download capability, audio only downloads and on-completion conversion.

Includes multi-threaded optimizations for simultaneous encoding and supports skins to change the program look and feel. Output video codecs include: MP1, MP2, Xvid, Mpeg4, H264, FLV, WMV, VP8 and more; audio codecs: MP3, WAV, Opus, OGG, AC3 and more. The program uses a variety of different open source tools including MEncoder, MPlayer, youtube-dl and FFMpeg.

Alternatively, X-TEncoder is also available.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: MSVCP71.DLL
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL v2
How to extract: Download and install the self-extracting "portable version" to a folder of your choice. Launch TEncoder.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Video2Video
What's new? Fixed:
  • Video Converter & DVD Ripper: Errors that may occur while updating progress info
  • General: Errors that may occur while clearing temp folder
  • Video Downloader: An error that may occur while removing items from the list
  • Other small fixes and workarounds
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rodger123 on 2012-08-02 07:43

2 problems-Izarc asked for a password after downloading had to use uni extract that worked.Program need 1024x768 ro fit wont work at 800x600,shame I really wanted to try this-cant use the higher res as my eyes are not so hot!

smaragdus on 2014-10-01 01:16

The same developer released a new program- TVideoDownloader, which also has a portable version and consists only of the downloader inside TEncoder, without the converter:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/tvideodownloader/ - TVideoDownloader Project Page
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Download-Managers/TVideoDownloader.shtml - TVideoDownloader at Softpedia

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RClipStep v6.07.008

Checker on 27 Nov 2015
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Nov 2015
  • Suggested by I am Baas

RClipStep is a clipboard manager emphasizing ease of use with a simple approach to cycling through stored clipboard items: when you paste Ctrl-V to paste, you can hold Ctrl and press V / C repeatedly to browse backward / forward through the clipboard entries.

The program also features multiple queues and can store clips to disk, convert clips to plain text, convert to upper/lower case, and paste clips into programs that don't use clipboard like window console (cmd.exe).

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

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial
License: GPL v2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch RClipStep.exe (for 32-bit OS) or RClipStep_64.exe (for 64-bit OS).
What's new?
  • Small enhancement about finding clips.
Latest comments
Midas on 2014-05-05 20:20

Except Clipjump 64 bit version went AWOL, contrary to RClipStep -- and, BTW, RClipStep appearance preceded Clipjump, at least here at TPFC...

avi-aryan on 2014-05-07 13:34

@Midas Here is a test release of Clipjump x64 exe. http://sourceforge.net/projects/clipjump/files/beta_versions/Clipjump_11.2.3_x64_test.zip/download
It was not complicated adding 64-bit exe but I want to know that it works.

Midas on 2014-05-07 21:15

@avi-aryan: see my answer at http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2523#comment25949

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Snap DB v1.5.1

webfork on 5 Sep 2015
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Sep 2015
  • Suggested by guinness

Snap DB is a simple, lightweight and customizable flat-file database (spreadsheet) application. Columns can be easily created, deleted, renamed and moved, and it has an instant search to provide rapid access to the stored information.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
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 SnapDB.exe (Windows XP and above) or SnapDB_ANSI.exe (Windows 2000 and below).
What's new?
  • When printing, added ability to add the header row into the output.
Latest comments
Wolfghost on 2012-10-01 19:11

Anyone as have a code for config.ini to [Recent] to get rid of reading ??

Specular on 2014-11-04 05:17

Use this app all the time, very useful and lightweight. Recommended for any simple list management.

hamasaki on 2014-12-25 04:20

Very useful software, use it for a whole load of things.

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JPEG Lossless Rotator v9.2

webfork on 22 Mar 2016
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Dec 2014
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

JPEG Lossless Rotator is an application for rotating JPEG files performs a special "lossless" algorythim using block transformation without a decoding and re-encoding process, which preserves the image quality. If the image can't be rotated without losing some pixels, the program will prompt you with the costs in pixels.

Features batch and automatic rotation, image flipping, renaming and deletion of files, and display of EXIF-data.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Empty key at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AnnyStudio\JPEGRotator
License: Free for personal non-commercial or educational use
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file within this folder and name it jpegr.ini
  3. Launch jpegr.exe

Optionally, delete unnecessary languages (.lng files) within lang folder
Similar/alternative apps: FastStone Photo Resizer Tinuous
Latest comments
stisev on 2017-03-19 07:50

FYI it's not stealth. writes an empty folder and key to registry.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\AnnyStudio\JPEGRotator

:(

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TAudioConverter v0.9.9

billon on 27 May 2018
  • 94MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Jun 2015
  • Suggested by Userfriendly

TAudioConverter is an advanced, multi-threaded audio converter and extractor. The program can convert between most popular audio formats as well as extract audio streams from video files. Effects to audio streams include trimming, volume change, normalization, guard against clipping, sampling and channels (mono, stereo, 5.1).

Supported formats - Audio: mp3, wav, m4a, flac, ogg, tta, mpc, aac, ac3, spx, opus, shn, wv, mpc, ape, wma, 3ga, amr, thd, aac, m4b, tak, dts, aiff, dtsma, mpa, mka; Video: rmvb, mp4, mkv, avi, mov, m4v, mpeg, flv, vob, divx, wmv, 3gp, m2ts, mts

Alternatively, TAudioConverter Portable automatically switches between 32-bit and 64-bit and adjusts paths.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the self-extracting "portable" EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch TAudioConverter.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: fre:ac, LameXP, Pazera Free Audio Extractor
What's new?
  • Added: [General] Option to switch between codecs and presets is now more user-friendly
  • Added: [General] Presets for Monkey's Audio format
  • Fixed: [General] MP3 VBR presets would not update vbr bar in codec settings window
  • Updated: Skin component
  • Updated: FFMpeg to N-72709-g42db4aa
  • Updated: Tag libraries
  • Updated: MediaInfo
  • Updated: lossyWav to 1.4.0
  • Updated: FDKAAC to 0.6.2
  • Updated: WavPack to 4.75.0
  • updated: Monkey's Audio to 4.16
  • updated: OggEnc2 to 2.87 using libVorbis v1.3.5
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2014-08-20 15:50

TAudioConverter 0.9.6 (0.9.6 Build 3774) has been just released.

BGM on 2014-08-22 14:50

Hey, if you all use the installer, be careful! It has some very subtle "other" stuff bundled in there. Make sure you read every panel. "Other" stuff includes "Search Protect" and "Trovi Search" which changes your search pages and home pages. PUSH SKIP. There is another one that tries to install (but I can't get it to do it after cancelling the installation once) and you have to push "disagree" in order not to install it.

ozok on 2014-10-06 13:59

Installer do not contain ads as of version 0.9.7.

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TableTextCompare v1.20

Checker on 26 May 2015
  • 120KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 May 2015
  • Suggested by Checker

TableTextCompare allows you to easily compare 2 tab-delimited or comma-delimited (csv) files, and find out the difference between the 2 files. TableTextCompare can make the comparison even if the records of the 2 files are not sorted in the same order, or if the fields are not positioned in the same order.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / 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 TableTextCompare.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed bug: On some files, TableTextCompare detected added lines as modified lines.
  • Added /FastMode parameter to specify whether to use fast mode (1 = yes, 0 = no).
  • Fixed TableTextCompare to save the Fast Mode settings to the config file.
Latest comments
webfork on 2015-07-03 22:02

Having recently spent some time looking for table comparison tools out there (including in Excel), I'm really glad to see something like this.

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Arti v1.0.3

Checker on 21 Feb 2015
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Feb 2015
  • Suggested by Checker

Arti (Aspect Ratio Tool for Images) lists aspect ratios for images. Exact ratios are listed in addition to a nearest match ratio based on a configurable preset list. As these ratios are useful for helping organize photographs, it's a tool aimed at photographers but could also assist when building presentations, collecting desktop backgrounds, or working with set, physical frames.

Category:
Runs on: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 Arti.exe.
What's new? Added:
  • While a scan is in progress, the menu bar will reduce to a single Cancel menu with a Cancel option. You can also cancel by pressing the Escape key while a scan is in progress.
  • Option to enable/disable recursive scanning.

ArcConvert v0.70

webfork on 4 Aug 2016
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Jan 2015
  • Suggested by guinness

ArcConvert converts between a wide variety of archives and includes automatic password detection. The program supports drag-and-drop, process priority, file check, and optional attributes (date/time). The program will even notify the user if the new file is larger than the original.

Ideal for upgrading compression (e.g. ZIP -> 7ZIP) or to change an archive to a format supported by your preferred program (e.g. RAR -> CAB).

Supports a long list formats are supported including ZIP, 7-ZIP, RAR, TGZ, as well as ~60 other lesser-known formats. The program can save to ZIP, 7-ZIP, CAB, LHA, TAR, TGZ, BZ2, YZ1, BGA, RAR, ACE, NOA32, PAQAR, UHARC, YZ2, DZ, HA, XZ, and FreeArc

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: LGPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch arc_convert.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PeaZip
What's new?
  • Aplib update.
Latest comments
DavidRoper on 2014-05-25 14:13

Why all the fuss over RAR? The biggest problem is getting RAR to ZIP so it's compatible to more people in the world, not less. 1980 called, they want their compressor back.

Midas on 2014-05-25 19:18

The changelog posted is for ArcConvert v0.66, plus there now seems to be a 64 bits version linked at the bottom of the Sourceforge page ("Update for 64bit OS").

Note also that although WinRAR gives you a 30 day trial, as the meme goes, it will never end...

(e.g., http://www.quickmeme.com/meme/3q6w51)

webfork on 2014-05-30 23:25

DavidRoper: even among very technical people, I can't seem to get anyone to use anything but ZIP. The dream of getting people to use one of a number of radically better compression formats has been going on for over a decade now and at this stage just seems like a lost cause.

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Pretty Run v8.2.0.6

webfork on 8 Apr 2016
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Jan 2015
  • Suggested by lautrepay

Pretty Run is a powerful keystroke-based program launcher and search tool. It searches the start menu, desktop or any other folder for the shortcuts or files that meet your query. More than that, Pretty Run allows searching Internet Explorer favorites, Firefox and Chrome bookmarks, Control Panel items, Printers, mp3 files (by tags), jpg files (by exif data), databases, clipboard and on the internet (more search engines can be added to those already included).

Program also includes screen capture tool, Magic Words, a note manager, etc.

Note: To help compensate for drive letter changes that happens with removable drives, use the %PrettyRunDrive% environment variable.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract the file prettyrunsetup.exe
  2. Use Universal Extractor on this file, saving to a temporary folder
  3. Move the contents of {app} to a folder of your choice
  4. Open PrettyRun.ini in a text editor
  5. Under [Options], add the following line:

    Portable=1

  6. Launch PrettyRun.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Executor Launchy
What's new?
  • Added engine to search GDrive.
  • Added engine to search OneDrive.
Latest comments
oblivion on 2014-03-12 11:45

Interesting, effective, but slow.

An option to limit folder recursion might help (you can say %PrettyRunDrive%\portableapps -- for instance -- but the scan subfolders option is going to make PrettyRun go to a lot of unhelpful places, whereas if you could restrict it to just one subfolder down, it might be faster.

The MP3 tag search is also quite slow.

It's not the most intuitive to set up, either.

FindAndRunRobot (from www.donationcoder.com) has a similar philosophy to this but is much, much faster (despite also taking a similarly non-indexed approach) and has a lot more functionality, too.

Midas on 2014-06-02 11:13

Pretty Run changelog hasn't been updated since v6.1.0.17 (http://www.pretty-software.com/prettyrunhistory.txt)...

Ganamyde on 2014-06-04 04:15

Avoid-ware.
Installs adware and spyware in background.

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X-XMLCopyEditor v1.2.0.12 [rev6]

Checker on 15 Jan 2014
  • 45MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by songless

XML Copy Editor is a fast-validating XML editor with DTD / XML Schema / RELAX NG validation, XSLT, XPath, pretty-printing, syntax highlighting, folding and tag completion. The program also features tag locking, tag-free editing, spelling and style check, built-in support for XHTML, XSL, DocBook and TEI and lossless import and export of Microsoft Word documents.

X-XMLCopyEditor is a version of the software packaged in winPenPack's format.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL v2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch X-XMLCopyEditor.exe.
What's new?
  • Convert DTD to schema.
  • Khmer translation.
  • Use less temporary files.
  • Fixed bugs.
Latest comments
Midas on 2014-06-11 21:12

Latest upstream (non-portable) version of XML Copy Editor is currently v1.2.1.2 (check http://xml-copy-editor.sourceforge.net/).

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Password Gorilla v1.5.3.7

webfork on 22 Mar 2016
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Password Gorilla helps you manage your logins, storing all your user names and passwords along with login information and other notes. To log in to a service or Web site, the program copies your user name and password to the clipboard to paste into your Web browser or other application.

The program includes an integrated random password generator for one-time passwords, tunable to various services’ policies. Data is encrypted with a single "master" password.

Cross-platform (Linux, Mac, iOS, Android). Alternatively, Password Gorilla Portable updates paths for recently used databases.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder (when using the --rc <name_of_the_configuration_file> parameter).
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the standalone EXE file to a folder of your choice
  2. Rename the file from gorillaxxxx.exe or gorillaxxxx_64.exe to gorilla.exe (less version dependent)
  3. Launch gorilla.exe --rc mysettings

Alternatively, to avoid saving any settings, always starting with default values, launch gorilla.exe --norc
What's new?
  • Based on Tcl/Tk 8.5.13, tclkits by ActiveState™
  • Compiled Sha256 and Twofish extension for FreeBSD
  • Modified gorilla.ico to suit higher graphic resolutions
  • Added help menu entry: Look for Update
  • Several issue fixes
  • Added Portuguese language, including Portuguese help txt
Latest comments
lautrepay on 2012-07-09 15:22

@jaden: Fixed. Thanks!

mikepdx on 2013-09-15 21:23

Any chance someone is working on an Offline app for ChromeOS? Been using Password Gorilla for years and appreciate the development community for the open source and cross-platform work so far. A big thank you!

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Desktop Christmas Tree v2013.0.0.0

Emka on 15 Dec 2013
  • 929KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by rodger123

Desktop Christmas Tree is an animated Christmas tree with selectable lights, snow, and music.

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: MSVBVM60.DLL
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DTChristmasTree.exe.
Latest comments
Daneel on 2012-12-16 14:15

These are better and many. Edit, the link:http://get-xmas.com/

I am Baas on 2012-12-16 14:28

@Daneel
Yeah, but not portable.

rodger123 on 2012-12-16 22:24

Yes that get-xmas ones are not portable at all ,I would avoid at all cost.

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WaveShop v1.0.14.001

Midas on 3 Sep 2019
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Nov 2013
  • Suggested by Taf

WaveShop is a fast and lightweight audio editor, which despite its name supports lots of different audio file formats, including MP3, FLAC, OGG/Vorbis, and AAC/MP4. The program is bit-perfect, meaning uncompressed audio samples aren't altered unless they need to be; editing a portion of an audio file only affects that portion and the rest of the file remains untouched. Cut and pasted audio blocks won't modify their contents. This is especially useful for patching a finished master without corrupting its dither. Other features include unlimited undo, peak and RMS analysis, normalizing, fading, audio generation, and more.

Note that the author recommends running the 64-bit version (if you have 64-bit Windows) as it can load bigger files without running out of memory.

Alternatively, WaveShop Portable automatically switches between 32 & 64-bit and portablizes paths. X-WaveShop is also available.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package (32 or 64 bit) and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WaveShop.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Audacity, Wavosaur
Latest comments
webfork on 2013-03-30 17:08

Gemini: no issue having PortableApps versions mentioned, but please avoid duplicate mentions.

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MPUI-hcb v1.0.10 Build 33

billon on 20 Oct 2017
  • 37MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Sep 2017
  • Suggested by Island Boy

MPUI-hcb is a lightweight player for most audio/video formats without external codecs. The program offers support for DVD menus, loading archives including RAR, 7Z and ZIP media, subtitles and lyrics. Subtitle scale video aspect, DVD menu etc. are all mouse-controlled.

The program is a front-end for MPlayer.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. DVD playback creates a %APPDATA%\dvdcss folder.
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPL v2
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Move the contents of $HWNDPARENT to the parent folder
  3. In the application folder, create an empty text file and name it MPUI.ini
  4. Launch MPUI.exe
Similar/alternative apps: SMPlayer, MPlayer WW, MPUI
What's new? See:
https://sourceforge.net/p/mpui-hcb/code/HEAD/tree/
Latest comments
Emka on 2014-12-06 18:07

There seem to have been some updates, the files on sourceforge howwever give a date instead of a version number.

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ArcThemALL! v5.1

webfork on 13 May 2016
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by Lupo73

ArcThemALL! is a multi-compressor of files and folders for both normal and advanced users. It supports compression with UPX, ZIP and 7Z formats, includes an intelligent UPX compression mode, supports self-extracting archive creation, archives encryption/decryption, three external freeware compressors, the extraction of a long list of formats (7Z, APM, ARJ, BZIP2, CAB, CHM, CPIO, DEB, DMG, FAT, GZIP, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, LZMA2, MBR, MSI, MSLZ, NSIS, NTFS, RAR, RPM, SFX, TAR, UDF, UPX, VHD, WIM, XAR, XZ, Z, ZIP) and much more.

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 ArcThemALL!.exe.
What's new? Version 5.1 [26-10-2013]
- added support to generate a Log file
- updated UPX v3.91
- fixed integration in Context menu and SendTo menu
- fixed some minor bugs
Latest comments
Lupo73 on 2011-11-13 21:05

It is available on main webpage.. if instead you open the sourceforge page, click "ArcThemALL! Web Page..." link in Description to move to main webpage..

jrgermann on 2011-11-14 17:53

Thanks, Lupo73, for that info. Looks like the download link should point to the Sourceforge link that comes from the website page.

__philippe on 2017-03-26 23:45

ArcThemALL sorely lacks a critical "List" option to examine an archive contents BEFORE launching
any decompression operation.

Voted Down.

Brickbats accepted/Vote reverted in case this option were demonstrated to be available after all...;-)

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Project Invincible v2.10

webfork on 6 Sep 2015
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by SYSTEM

Project Invincible is a chess game with a highly configurable artificial intelligence, as well as 3D graphics, animations, reflections and unlimited undo.

Cross-platform (Linux) and a PortableApps version is also available (thanks Gemini).

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Project Invincible.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: NagaSkaki, Pawn, Slow Chess Blitz
What's new?
  • Dropped support for old GNU/Linux distributions.
  • All processor architectures are supported again.
  • Added detection for all draw conditions:
  • threefold repetition
  • insufficient material
  • fifty-move rule
  • stalemate was already detected
  • Added undo and redo.
  • Added options to change piece colors.
  • Added an option to make knights face sideways.
  • Added support for the XBoard protocol commands "?", "undo" and "remove".
  • Now changed settings are applied instantly even when the engine is thinking.
  • Now the status labels indicate if the game has ended and the reason, if any.
  • Now the engine can use results from partial searches.
  • Significantly improved engine performance.
  • Improved exit time when the engine is thinking.
  • Added repaints to fix some cases where nothing seems to happen until you move the mouse.
  • In XBoard mode, now Project Invincible stops thinking when it receives the command "new", "force", "white", "black" or "result".
  • Improved responsiveness in XBoard mode when a process with higher priority has high CPU usage.
  • When the engine finds that it can be mated no matter what, now it makes the move that leads to the slowest mate. Previously it made a random legal move.
  • Improved startup time in XBoard mode.
  • In XBoard mode, now Project Invincible rejects clearly invalid positions.
  • Fixed a deadlock when changing the number of threads when the engine is thinking.
  • Fixed: the process didn't terminate if you attempted to exit the game when the game showed a dialog that asked something.
  • Fixed an use-after-free on exit if a dialog that asks something has been shown.
  • Fixed theoretical race conditions.
  • Fixed minor memory leaks.
  • Windows: fixed crash on exit with QeffectsGL.
  • Unix: fixed an error message on exit with the closed source "fglrx" AMD graphics drivers.
  • Unix: improved performance by enabling more compiler optimizations.
  • Unix: made the binary smaller by stripping information that you don't need to run Project Invincible.
  • Unix: when Project Invincible is installed, now it stores its settings in $XDG_CONFIG_HOME or $HOME/.config as required by the XDG Base Directory Specification.
  • Minor changes.
Latest comments
SYSTEM on 2012-12-15 09:16

@Magibon: version 2.00 has mouse controls. :)

Lyon11111 on 2013-03-16 12:52

I like it very much. Thanks for providing it for free.

Gemini Apollo Gomez on 2013-03-26 17:22

Alternatively, Project Invincible Portable
http://portableapps.com/apps/games/project-invincible-portable
is another portable version.

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RealWorld Cursor Editor v2013.1

Checker on 11 Jul 2013
  • 23MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by lautrepay

RealWorld Cursor Editor can create and edit cursors, both static and animated. You can draw your cursors pixel by pixel or make them from images using a simple wizard. Images in cursors can be modified by drawing tools such as Lines, Curves, Rectangles, or Ellipses. A drag-and-drop based interface allows users to easily reorder, duplicate, or append frames to animated cursors.

The program contains several predefined filters covering color corrections, softening, sharpening, motion blur and other effects. Selected filters (for example drop shadow) can be applied on multiple images at once.

Can import cursors from Linux XCursor format.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
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 RWCursorEditor.exe.
What's new?
  • This version of RWCE contains some changes introduced in RealWorld Paint 2013.1, including redesigned color picker, drawing tools and effect windows.
  • There are also changes directly related to cursors:
    - When selecting cursor sizes in various places of the application, a text field with one or more sizes in pixels and a dropdown menu with standard options is used.
    - Improved support for Linux XCursor files. When opening a xcursor file, all resolutions are imported and the cursor can also be saved. The code was moved to a plug-in that can be installed from the online page.
    - Function that uploads cursor to the cursor library is now more user friendly. Users must log in before uploading a cursor. After a successful upload, a link to a web page with the cursor is displayed. Obviously flawed cursors can not be uploaded anymore.

Free QR Creator v1.1.3.0

webfork on 20 Apr 2013
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Free QR Creator allows quickly and efficiently create "Quick Response" codes, increasingly popular for readability and data storage. Many smart phones can also view and analyze QR data, used frequently in advertisements and public service tools. Also supporting microQR codes, customized background and foreground color, rotation, and border size.

Export formats include BMP, JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, and EMF.

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FreeQRCreator.exe.
What's new?
  • Portable version.
  • Multiline edit.
  • Load data from file.
  • Bug fixes.
Latest comments
IanFromBarrie on 2012-04-30 13:50

Nice. Note that the QR quodes are 62 x 62 pixels. I don't see any way of changing that in the program, and the resulting QR codes don't seem to enlarge crisply. So if you need larger, you may want to use one of the free online sites - there are a zillion of them.
For those who do web stuff, http://phpqrcode.sourceforge.net/ has a very nifty php-based QR code generator that doesn't have any external dependencies. It's quite flexible, and the codes resize gracefully.

thyui on 2013-07-15 06:30

you can try this free online qr code generator.http://www.rasteredge.com/online-barcode-generator/qr-code/

edwirsew on 2013-08-28 07:49

Here is a good free qr code generator I have used:http://generator.onbarcode.com/online-qr-code-barcode-generator.aspx

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emergeDesktop v6.1.3 Private

webfork on 15 Oct 2017

emergeDesktop is a Windows shell replacement, or desktop environment, for Windows Explorer. Advantages of this interface include modularity (applets) and a user-friendly configuration.

NOTE: this program is no longer in development. Linking to Archive.org.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the 7-zip package and extract to a folder of your choice.
  2. Create an empty file named portable.xml in the application folder.
  3. Launch emergeCore.exe.
What's new? Release 6.1.3
Fixed:
  • Tooltips not dismissing in emergeTray
  • Window order and focus when restoring windows with ShowDesktop

Release 6.1.2
Fixed:
  • Google Chrome not working correctly
  • Update the Tutorial internal command to point to the new site
Note: There are known issues with Win8 that will be further investigated in a subsequent release.

Release 6.1.1
Fixed:
  • Corrected issue where Blur affect did not always work
  • Fixed regression where 'Top' applets would not always be on top
Latest comments
ChemZ on 2011-06-04 20:56

Still with good ol' GeoShell here!

Though not portable or updated, it is a minimalist's dream!

ChemZ on 2011-06-04 21:21

I know Emerge Desktop is also minimalist if you want, but the different applets/modules eats up too much memory for my taste.

GeoShell by itself uses 'round 5 megs of RAM, total usage is about 15 megs (with WinShellEx).

AllanM on 2011-06-05 18:25

Yes sandman, I created the portable.xml, I do read :-)

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ExtMan v0.1.5.145

Checker on 2 Aug 2015
  • 524KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Mar 2009
  • Suggested by guinness

ExtMan is a file extension manager that allows you to manage the behavior of your computer when you double-click on a file. This allows viewing, edition, creation, and deletion of actions, as well as change the associated icons, choose if the extension will be hidden/shown and if a confirmation will be required to open a particular file extension after download.

Additionally, the program provides an option to choose the default action if multiple are available (the others appearing when you right-click and choose "Open With").

It's also possible to create a registry backup of one or multiple file extensions.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes. Writes deutsch.dat / English.dat files to \AppData\Local\Temp
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ExtMan.exe.

Note: Program starts in German. Click on the U.S.A. flag to change the language to English.
Latest comments
donald on 2012-09-03 21:44

lautrepay said "In fact, since the program does not save settings, it does always start in German."

This seems to be confirmation of my exact statement previous regarding starting in German and having NO SETTINGS.

Re: The trick, YES I noticed how to change to English MY POINT was it ALWAYS STARTS in German. (Just in case you missed that.)

So unless someone can show me that it will save the English setting I will assume that as I surmised it is standard behavior and I am still right.

fang-face on 2015-07-28 18:29

website and downloadlink seem down or wrong: "not found".

I am Baas on 2015-08-02 05:49

@fang-face Updated & Thanks

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KuShellExtension v0.04

webfork on 19 Jun 2016
  • 317KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Feb 2010
  • Suggested by lautrepay

KuShellExtension is an extension that adds custom entries into context menu (a.k.a. shell menu) in some applications like Windows Explorer. The program is highly configurable by a simple configuration file in XML format. It can generate submenus and display icons, which cannot be done by modifying registry.

Supports both x86 and x64 systems

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights (to write to the registry to register the shell extension).
Stealth: ? Yes. Click on uninstall.cmd to deregister the shell extension when finished using KuShellExtension.
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the 7Z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Use the file install.cmd to register the shell extensions. Then use your favorite text editor to open config.xml and edit it by following this guide.
Similar/alternative apps: Open++
What's new?
  • Added some additional options to restrict the displayed menu entries.
    • // "drive": drives
    • // "drive:removable": removable drives
    • // "drive:fixed": fixed drives
    • // "drive:network": network drives
    • // "drive:optical": optical drives
    • // "drive:ramdisk": network drives
    • // "at:PATH": the file at PATH
    • // "in:DIR": the file in DIR
  • Many bug fixes.
Latest comments
webb on 2015-11-03 04:45

Also, if anybody is still interested, I've tracked down the (hopefully) original example configuration file to this address: https://gist.github.com/JackieKu/437200

TP109 on 2015-11-03 07:31

@webb. Good work and interesting points made by yourself and the developer. Now we know why no documentation exists on SF. More might use this if a detailed overview was available describing what it does and its usefulness compared to similar apps.

Midas on 2015-11-03 15:11

@webb: excellent work!

Would it too much to ask you to repost the author's reply to KuShellExtension official forum topic -- which I have just added?

BTW, author's binary repo includes both 32 and 64-bit Mingw and VC2013 versions, up to release #37 (dated 2014-05-27)...

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aMSN Portable v0.98.9

webfork on 11 Sep 2016
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by machenzy

aMSN is an open alternative to the Windows Live Messenger, mimicking its the look and feel while connecting to the MSN network. Features include offline messaging, voice clips, webcam support, custom emoticons, multiple sign-ins, file transfers, group and conferencing support, normal, and animated emoticons with sounds, chat logs, event alarms, and more.

Many plugins and skins are available to add features or change the appearance. Cross-platform with clients available for Mac, Linux, and more.

aMSN Portable is packaged in PortableApps.com Format for portable use alone or with the PortableApps.com Platform. Alternatively, X-aMSN is also available.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch aMSNPortable.exe.
What's new?
  • bugfix release
  • new features and stability/security fixes

WinSize2 v2.38.04

donald on 12 Jan 2017
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by I am Baas

WinSize2 provides several window management tools in one. The program automatically re-sizes windows according to predefined sizes, saves and restores icon positions on the desktop that get moved during resolution changes, and even renames window titles or and can send an application predefined characters (e.g. some Tab characters to set the focus in the window to a special field).

The program stores individual window positions for unique resolution settings (e.g. larger screens settings may want larger sizes to fit the screen precisely).

Written in AutoHotkey.

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. In application folder, create a new folder named Data
  3. In application folder create the file WinSize2_Root.INI in a text editor add following text:
    [Settings]
    INIWithScreenSize=0
    INIFile_Path=.\Data
    Process_ID=876
    LogFile_Size_kB=100
  4. Rename WinSize2_Update.exe to WinSize2.exe and launch

DMcsvEditor v2.9

billon on 26 Apr 2017
  • 313KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Mar 2012
  • Suggested by lautrepay

DMcsvEditor is a spreadsheet editor that helps you quickly edit, delete, add, and modify records. The program uses the standard CSV format, but can export to a variety of formats including HTML5, XML, Excel formats.

Although CSV stands for "Comma-Separated Value", the program also supports colon, semicolon, pipe, asterisk and dollar sign ($) separators, as well as .tsv, .txt and .tab file extensions (*.tsv: open/save/drag&amp;drop | *.txt: open/drag&amp;drop | *.tab: open/save).

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: GPL v2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch dmcsv.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: CSVpad, CSVed, CSVFileView
What's new?
  • Small code clear and modify.
  • Added Swedish language file.
  • Japanese language file updated to the 2.8.
Latest comments
Andrew Lee on 2012-05-21 05:01

@Checker: Fixed code for detecting animated screenshots. Thanks!

lautrepay on 2012-11-06 16:37

The program is open source under the GPL v2 now.

__philippe on 2017-04-26 14:36

DMcsvEditor

This is a very poor excuse for a CSV utility..:-(

Takes ages (25 sec) to load a 2,000 rows csv file
Colum sort does get stuck, etc..
....and the current download link is broken anyway, probably for the better
(Softpedia still maintains a working link to the culprit, would anyone really insist...)

My advice: stay well clear of DMcsvEditor, and stick with the real McCoy's instead :

SJFrancke's CSVed       https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1101
NirSofer's CSVFileView  https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2156

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PixBuilder Studio v2.2.0

Emka on 5 Apr 2016
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by Emka

PixBuilder Studio is a free image editing software program for digital photo editing, images processing, and resizing. For digital photo editing, you can use its many professional quality functions. For example, it supports layers and Photoshop's .8bf filter format.

Note that the development of this software seems to have ceased.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download installer and extract
  2. The application files are in the {app} folder
  3. Open a text editor and paste the following:

    [portable]
    portable=1

  4. Save the text file as PortableFlag (no extension)
  5. Delete TryPTE.exe, 1.bmp, and unnecessary language files
  6. Launch PixBuilder.exe
Latest comments
Midas on 2012-10-03 23:28

Please note that the link posted above by Emka works only if you include the final slash...

freakazoid on 2012-12-25 01:29

Just gave this a try and I'm quite impressed!

You can tell that the developer used Photoshop as an inspiration and it shows.

A shame that the developer has ceased work on it, but for a 4.79 MB app, it's way more than I initially expected.

Perhaps the best Photoshop clone you've never heard of. Recommended!

ripu on 2017-08-31 17:14

One of the best image editors. Amazing that it has layers and it loads so fast unlike paint.net.

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Drop Zone v1.0.3

Checker on 24 May 2015
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Nov 2011
  • Suggested by Checker

Drop Zone creates simple windows to quickly manage files. After dropping files or folders onto the program window, a menu of paths you've configured will pop up, allowing you to quickly copy or move files to those destinations. This organization tool is useful for users who deal with many small files or have a short list of frequent folder destinations.

To create multiple drop zones, simply make copies of DropZone.exe, rename them to something unique (e.g. DropZone1.exe, DropZone2.exe, etc.), and launch all. Since the program supports multiple instances, each drop zone can be configured independently.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7
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 DropZone.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: DropIt
What's new?
  • If there is only one configured destination, the destination menu will no longer pop up (saving you a click).
Latest comments
awoodby on 2012-01-19 17:32

Can't you do this with right-click dragging a folder to the desktop and "create shortcut"?

Erkhyan on 2012-01-20 08:21

Awoodby> …and by manually reconfiguring every single one of your shortcuts every time you switch computers?

awoodby on 2012-01-25 19:46

Ah, right, very good point, that IS handy, to make quick links to your storage folders. You can make a folder on the thumb drive "sort_folder", then make shortcuts to folders within that, then put a shortcut to "sort_folder", but not as easy as this app. Good job in finding an app to make that's somewhat original these days.

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Text Editor Anywhere v2.01

webfork on 29 May 2016
  • 535KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by infimum

Text Editor Anywhere is a small tool that allows you to edit text anywhere with one or more text editors. This allows the use of advanced features (like auto-completing, spell checking and syntax highlighting) available in various external editors.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
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 TextEditorAnywhere.exe.
Latest comments
kithpendragon on 2011-10-30 14:45

An excellent and important utility! Using a different (local) text handler for each and every time we input text is a cognetics nightmare which TEA solves quite neatly within our present architecture.
Note: This utility uses the clipboard to move the completed file back to the original location. Anything already on the clipboard is lost in the process.

webfork on 2016-05-29 02:39

This is a great program. When I was using multiple editors to get the best of each (NotePad++, LibreOffice, and Dreamweaver), I used this frequently. Also works well with gpg4usb.

FileHandler on 2018-06-02 03:07

It works well as long as you stick to editing your text and refrain from switching to various other apps - to research something for your text etc.

It seems to rely on Alt-Tabbing back to the previously used window to transport your edited text back to where it belongs. This will only work if you had not switched to other programs in the meantime.

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HtmlDocEdit v1.02

Checker on 21 Mar 2014
  • 90KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by webfork

HtmlDocEdit is a simple HTML designer/editor based on the Internet Explorer browser, that allows you to easily edit HTML files without any knowledge in HTML. With HtmlDocEdit you can change the font/color of selected text, add images, add links, add ordered and unordered lists, and more...

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista
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 HtmlDocEdit.exe.

ATPad v2.0.100

webfork on 20 Feb 2017
  • 381KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Dec 2010
  • Suggested by lautrepay

ATPad is a tabbed editor with the ease and simplicity of Windows' own Notepad program, but with a list of recently open documents, bookmarks, snippets system, unlimited find/replace and undo/redo, menu accelerators (hotkeys), auto URL detection, and much more. The program can also monitor outer changes or reload documents "on-demand" and in specified interval, great for collaboration or the monitoring of log files.

Written in pure C and Windows API.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ATPad.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed some minor bugs
Latest comments
webfork on 2011-09-10 19:20

Very nice -- the closest I've seen to a Notepad replacement.

TP109 on 2012-02-12 20:48

Good tabbed notepad replacement. Very fast launching and small size!

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ConcaDec v3.0

Checker on 14 Dec 2015
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Aug 2010
  • Suggested by lautrepay

ConcaDec is an easy-to-use program to divide and join any file you like (included files larger than 4 GB).

The program generates a tiny automatic rebuild tool along with the split files with a verification checksum (MD5, SHA-1, SHA-224, SHA-256), division preview, progress display, the possibility to pause or cancel the process, and more.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ConcaDec.exe.

ExeInfo v1.01

Checker on 17 May 2015
  • 22KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Jul 2004
  • Suggested by Checker

ExeInfo shows general information about executable files (*.exe), dynamic-link libraries (*.dll), ocx files, and drivers files. It can recognize all major types of executables, including MS-DOS files, New Executable files (16-bit) and Portable Executable files (32-bit).

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch exeinfo.exe.

MP3Gain Portable v1.2.5

webfork on 2 Jun 2015
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by tigger

Note: this program has been forked and updated as wxMP3gain

MP3Gain is an audio normalizer software that uses the Replay Gain algorithm to calculate how loud the file actually sounds. It analyzes MP3 files and changes the volume without re-encoding or modifying quality. Batch operations are available and changes can be reversed.

MP3Gain modifies files by writing metadata (and undo instructions) that includes volume changes, as well as changing the MP3 data.

MP3Gain Portable is packaged in PortableApps.com Format for portable use alone or with the PortableApps.com Platform. Alternatively, X-MP3Gain (v.1.3.4 beta) is also available.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights for users that don't have MSCOMCTL.OCX registered (see website or forum for details)
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch MP3GainPortable.exe.
Latest comments
AdrianK_IT on 2015-05-29 14:15

A derivative, newer (3.7) version of this software, still being developed and supported, is available from PortableApps via this link: http://portableapps.com/apps/music_video/wxmp3gain-portable

The previous version has been withdrawn from their database on grounds of non-portability; the download link given leads to the Sourceforge page for this withdrawn (and out-of-date) version.

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Lacuna Launcher v1.0.0

webfork on 20 Nov 2015
  • 462KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Dec 2008
  • Suggested by lautrepay

Lacuna Launcher uses a single shortcut with a list of files to open all at once. Applications (.exe), shortcuts (.lnk), internet shortcuts (.url), images, music, movies, etc.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware (Donationware)
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Open the included list.txt file in a text editor and make a list with the paths to files you want to open, placing one per line (no limit)
  3. Launch ll.exe
Programs start in the same order that they appear in the list

Note: Command-line options are available to give you more control over timing of the launches and the ability to create multiple lists and specify which you would like to use. To launch files with command line parameters, create a shortcut with the parameters set, and use the path to the shortcut file (.lnk) in the list, instead of a direct path to the application.
Similar/alternative apps: Splat
Latest comments
jonezrin on 2012-05-10 14:38

Been using this app for a few years and it's great. I work part time at 3 different jobs and have a list created for each office. Run the appropriate command line first thing in the morning and all the programs/files I need for the day are loaded and ready to go.

Joe on 2015-02-02 14:35

A good simple alternative to Splat if you are only interested in launching programs.

You can create separate lists for programs you want to launch together, e.g. one for office work, one for graphic design, etc, etc. You can create a list of all your favorite programs and make them start with Windows. Does not remain open or resident in memory once all programs are launched.

Altogether a very useful program.

Tested and works in Windows 8.1 x64 too.

TP109 on 2015-11-17 01:33

Very useful and simple tool for launching programs, opening folders, URLs, etc. with a shortcut. Launch lists use a text file so it's super easy to modify lists quickly and easily with the default txt editor.

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Desktop Media v1.7

SYSTEM on 18 Mar 2014

Desktop Media automatically adds drive icons to your desktop. It includes USB drives, fixed drives, CD/DVD drives (When disk is inserted), network drives, and even RAM disk drives.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Writes to registry.
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download zip package and extract only mediadetect.exe to a folder of your choice. Launch mediadetect.EXE.
Latest comments
appsuser on 2011-07-30 16:06

Maybe it's the new version (1.7), but this doesn't seem to save settings in the application folder. If not, it's not portable (settings aren't portable).

Midas on 2014-01-14 10:07

Settings aren't really portable, but in view of their number and the nature of the program, that's not really an issue, IMHO...

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Metapad v3.6

Midas on 26 Jan 2016
  • 190KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 May 2011
  • Suggested by mjbdiver

Metapad is a small and fast text editor designed to replace Notepad with features including persistent window placement, dirty file notification, intelligent Find and Replace, external viewer support, usable accelerator keys, dual customizable font support, auto-indent mode, seamless UNIX text file support, no file size limit under Win9x, hyperlink support, etc.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinNT / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Windows registry
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file within the same folder
  3. Rename this file metapad.ini
  4. Launch metapad.exe
Similar/alternative apps: EditPad Lite
What's new?
  • portability mode: store/load all settings from metapad.ini
  • new high resolution app icon
  • now remembers last open/save folder with option to disable
  • minor UI/usability updates
  • better defaults for general settings
  • UTF-8 file support (provided by David Millis)
  • fixed shift+enter bug (provided by Curtis Bright)
  • fixed convert to title case bug with apostrophes
Latest comments
Wolfghost on 2011-06-15 17:13

This one rocks !! Thanks :) Works with Win7 64bit too !

bawldiggle on 2019-10-16 21:29

Have been using Metapad and then Metapad360 for 15+ years
The range of text formatting tools are amazing.
My fav is "quote" Alt+Q, which inserts your custom string at col.1 of all selected lines/paragraphs/pages. Notepad++ does a similar thing BUT not all in col.1 ... Metapad makes it much easier to spot the "quoted" lines.
I am using "'o" , without the quotes, as my quote string.

bawldiggle on 2019-10-16 22:18

Forget to mention the "stickies" feature ...
10 shortcuts (Quick buffers) to paste your custom single line strings onto Metapad docs ...
** Settings (dlg) Buffers & Languages (tab/page)
hot keys Alt+<num> ... where <num> is (querty) 0 to 9
=OR=
selected text on saved file Metapad (config) -> Alt+Shift+<num> (ie qwerty-num)

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