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QOwnNotes v24.4.2 Updated

Ennovy on 13 Apr 2024
  • 64MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Apr 2024
  • Suggested by pbek

QOwnNotes is a text editor / notepad replacement with markdown support and todo list manager. The program supports themes, keyboard shortcuts, syntax highlighting and encryption. Includes available nested file list, tags, search and more. Optionally works with the notes application ownCloud or Nextcloud.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux. Windows XP users can find builds here.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder (if launched with QOwnNotesPortable.bat)
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch QOwnNotesPortable.bat or launch QOwnNotes.exe --portable.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new? See: https://www.qownnotes.org/changelog.html
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2019-08-09 20:08

Latest portable 64bit version throws a runtime error on Win 10.

hamasaki on 2019-08-11 22:01

Fixed in latest update.

hamasaki on 2023-01-28 02:27

Now at 23.1.3

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ocenaudio v3.13.8 Updated

Ennovy on 12 Apr 2024

ocenaudio is a fast and easy audio editor and recorder that supports most audio formats. It includes a variety of audio edit tools and effects as well as VST plug-ins support, real-time preview of effects, multi-selection for delicate editions, efficient editing of large files, spectrogram and more.

ocenaudio is a cross-platform program available for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. It creates 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 ocenaudio.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Audacity
What's new? See: https://www.ocenaudio.com/changelog
Latest comments
Midas on 2019-10-14 09:41

On a side note, I had to disguise my reply because it fell foul of the site's banned word list while Fire The Fox accusation of Ocenaudio sailed through by using plurals...

webfork on 2019-10-15 22:48

@Fox: You might want to run files you test through VirusTotal before posting. I rechecked both 32 and 64 bit and both are safe.

PapaiMark on 2023-11-06 02:46

It is my default sound manager. Not perfect. It has the worst 'compressor' you can imagine but the 'limiter' is perfect. Very easy to use. Uses only VST2 plugins. For a good and free compressor, use eaReckon FREE87 FR-COMP. Very simple. Important to say also that the copy/paste sound areas count as miliseconds. So, after many operations, the time of the sound will be higher or lower.

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TheAeroClock v8.55 Updated

Andrew Lee on 11 Apr 2024
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Apr 2024
  • Suggested by Checker

TheAeroClock is a simple but at the same time beautiful desktop clock with alpha transparency. Basic functions include transparency, size, setting and selection of the clock texture or appearance are available.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. In the same folder, create a blank text file and name it TheAeroClock.ini
  3. Launch TheAeroClock.exe or TheAeroClock_x64.exe
What's new? See: https://softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/TheAeroClock/History
Latest comments
olliebean on 2020-07-06 16:00

This is not portable by default; it needs an extra step. From the readme:

"By default, the TheAeroClock.ini will be created in the folder %APPDATA%/TheAeroClock

For portable use, please create or copy in TheAeroClock working directory the TheAeroClock.ini."

stisev on 2021-02-16 03:07

For any poor souls out there who can't figure this app out.

1. Create TheAeroClock.ini in the app dir or it will write to /AppData
2. There seems to be a longstanding bug that does not show the app in the tray
3. If you want to see the program options, launch the app twice (yes you can't make this stuff up - there's no right click options, lol)

bitcoin on 2021-02-16 13:36

"3. If you want to see the program options, launch the app twice (yes you can't make this stuff up - there's no right click options, lol)"

LOL

i use Q-Dir and the multi-row tabs could be very powerful addition but the tabs hop all over the place so i never know where they are

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TagScanner v6.1.17 Updated

Ennovy on 11 Apr 2024
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Apr 2024
  • Suggested by scamme

TagScanner is a multifunction program for organizing and managing your music collection. It can edit tags of most audio formats, rename files based on the tag information, generate tag information from filenames and perform any transformations of the text from tags and filenames. Album info available via online databases like gnudb, Discogs or MusicBrainz and includes a built-in audio player.

Supports ID3v1, ID3v2, Vorbis comments, APEv2, WindowsMedia and MP4 (iTunes) tags. Includes powerful TAG editor with batch functions and special features and a playlist maker with ability to export playlists to HTML, Excel or any user-defined format.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
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 Tagscan.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new? See: https://www.xdlab.ru/en/history.htm
Latest comments
EL_DeLino on 2014-09-01 19:36

v5.1.652 is Online!

http://xdlab.ru/en/download.htm

Checker on 2014-09-01 21:32

@ EL_DeLino: Thanks ... and updated ;)

zorro on 2021-04-27 05:55

Note: starting with actual version 6.18 TagScanner requires the VC-/Universal Runtimes. I stumbled upon because this runtimes cannot be installed on my system. Version 6.17 however works fine.
For systems without this runtimes the workaround could be to copy the runtimes from LibreOffice or Firefox and place them in the root folder of TagScanner (x86 or x64 accordingly).

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Advanced Renamer v3.94 Updated

Andrew Lee on 10 Apr 2024

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

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ARen.exe.

Optionally, disable automatic updates in settings and delete unnecessary language files.
What's new? See: https://www.advancedrenamer.com/versionlog
Latest comments
Special on 2019-07-14 00:11

Cool shill!

Pendrive on 2023-09-05 03:15

v3.91

shiny on 2024-04-10 07:48

3.94x 64bit only. Screw it)

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DesktopOK v11.19 Updated

Andrew Lee on 8 Apr 2024
  • 674KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Apr 2024
  • Suggested by JohnW

DesktopOK contains a host of beneficial Windows interface tweaks. The program can save the current icon view by resolution and make it easy to swap between views, showing all saved view formats in a list. Other tools include basic screenshots, the ability to force-close programs, color tool, volume and more:

  • Interface tools include reducing clutter with a minimize-to-tray by right clicking on a window close button, mouse hiding and ability to hide desktop icons after a period of inactivity (click on the desktop to make them re-appear). You can even modify default icon spacing.

  • Window management tools include scrolling any window that your mouse hovers over (not just what's in focus) and alt+drag (for moving windows without having to hold your cursor over the top bar).

Category:
Runs on:WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
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. In this folder, create an empty text file and name it DesktopOK.ini. Launch DesktopOK.exe or DesktopOK_x64.exe.

Possible issues:
  • The program is in German: If not automatically set to the English, click the by clicking the flag in the lower left corner of the window for any of 24 world languages.
  • It saves to AppData: If you don't create an empty text file, it writes to %APPDATA%/DesktopOK/DesktopOK.ini. If you accidentally skipped this step, you can simply move this file over to the application folder.
Similar/alternative apps: AltDrag, ICU
What's new? See: https://softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/DesktopOK/History
Latest comments
AndTheWolf on 2021-06-20 20:41

Now at version 8.98

AndTheWolf on 2022-02-04 18:47

Now at version 9.61

Pendrive on 2023-09-22 06:45

v11.11

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Blank And Secure v7.71 Updated

Andrew Lee on 6 Apr 2024
  • 135KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Apr 2024
  • Suggested by guinness

Blank And Secure is a basic tool for permanently deleting files from your hard drive by overwriting them. The program includes drag-and-drop capability, multiple overwrites for greater security and a free space wipe feature to help prevent recovery of files already deleted.

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a blank text file and name it BlankAndSecure.ini
  3. Launch one of the following (based on Operating System):
    • ANSI version (Win9x/ME): BlankAndSecure_Win98.exe
    • Unicode version (WinNT or above, 32-bit): BlankAndSecure.exe
    • 64-bit: BlankAndSecure_x64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: WipeFile
What's new? See: https://softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/BlankAndSecure/History
Latest comments
Beeber on 2015-06-05 18:43

I use shredder.exe. It is less than 150kb and fast. As I work, I can move files to be deleted into a 'new folder', planted anywhere. When I am done, shredder.exe takes the 'new folder', and seconds later, it is gone. Loading individual files works fine, too.

LonerD on 2018-12-10 08:45

Unicode support- partially. Author doesn't want implement fully support. Some months ago I reported about bug - program can't work with Unicode file names from command line. No answer, no fix...

OGRan on 2024-04-08 07:07

The files are still v7.67. I notified the author.

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CherryTree v1.1.2 Updated

Ennovy on 5 Apr 2024
  • 371MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Apr 2024
  • Suggested by I am Baas

CherryTree is an hierarchical note-taking application. It features rich-text formatting, syntax highlighting, spell-checking, image insertion and password protection. Data is stored in a single XML or SQLite file. Import from plaintext, HTML or your favorite note-taker, including Zim, Treepad, Keynote, Mempad and RedNotebook. Export to PDF, HTML or plaintext files.

Cross platform with versions available for Linux. CherryTree Portable is a portable wrapper for CherryTree.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes. However, enabling spell-checking creates the folder "enchant" in AppData\Local
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the "portable" 7z package and extract (using a program like PeaExtractor) to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file in the portable folder root beside license.txt and name it config.cfg
  3. From the bin directory, launch cherrytree.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Flashnote
What's new? See: https://github.com/giuspen/cherrytree/blob/master/changelog.txt
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2023-12-17 09:47

How to extract 2. should be: "for portable config put config.cfg in portable folder root, beside license.txt" Source: https://www.giuspen.com/cherrytree/#downl
Look for: Microsoft windows portable archive.
Otherwise settings are written to the user profile folder

Andrew Lee on 2023-12-20 07:08

@Ennovy: Though worded slightly differently, they seem to mean the same thing? Basically just create an empty "config.cfg" in the root folder, a rather typical technique used by many other portable apps.

Ennovy on 2023-12-20 08:47

@Andrew: I had already changed it. Before that the instruction was to create the config file in the bin directory which is incorrect.

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MetarWeather v1.78 Updated

Andrew Lee on 4 Apr 2024
  • 257KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Apr 2024
  • Suggested by guinness

MetarWeather decodes weather reports from around the world and displays them in a simple weather report table. You can export the weather report into text, HTML or XML files. MetarWeather can decode METAR-format reports from a text file, or download the latest reports.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch mweather.exe.
What's new?
  • Updated the links under the Links menu.
Latest comments
TP109 on 2012-04-15 00:06

Extremely fast and lightweight. Use this more than any other weather app. Makes it easy to compare weather reports from multiple areas.

IanFromBarrie on 2017-09-10 15:51

AVG quarantined this when I installed - triggered by AVG's "behaviour shield".

webfork on 2017-09-11 04:01

@IanFromBarrie: please post about virus threats to the forums. Thanks.

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12-Ants v6.35 Updated

Andrew Lee on 4 Apr 2024
  • 374KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Mar 2024
  • Suggested by joby_toss

12-Ants or more for your desktop. Itching is not excluded. Watching the little rascals and have fun.

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 12-Ants_p.exe or 12-Ants_x64_p.exe (for 64-bit OS).
What's new? See: https://softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/12-Ants/History
Latest comments
mrpink on 2011-12-11 20:21

I know. I thought you guys might have a trick to make it stealth

joby_toss on 2011-12-12 05:26

@mrpink: you could use JauntePE to take care of those registry keys; or some other wrapper.

mrpink on 2011-12-19 13:27

There's two more from the same site (didn't bother to look at the main page), cockroach and ladybug lol. David Pi has made a launcher for all 3 of them

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