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WinSCP v5.17.10 Updated

billon on 26 Jan 2021

WinSCP is a feature-rich tabbed file transfer client with a variety of views including single-window, dual-pane and tree view interfaces. The program supports standard FTP as well as secure connections using WebDav, S3, SSH, SSL/TLS and legacy SCP. The program can search, perform directory synchronization between local and remote, change properties, and edit text/binary files.

Includes support for scripting, task automation, various authentication tools, proxy, SSH tunnels and IPv6.

Alternatively, WinSCP Portable is multilingual and supports PuTTY Portable. X-WinSCP, packaged in winPenPack's format, is also available.

Category:
Runs on:WinAll / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create winscp.ini with the following content:

    [Configuration\Interface]
    RandomSeedFile=.\winscp.rnd
    DDTemporaryDirectory=.\

  3. Launch WinSCP.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Bitvise SSH Client
What's new? See:
https://winscp.net/eng/docs/history
Latest comments
Checker on 2014-02-28 16:03

@ bamanzi: Thanks ... and updated ;)

smaragdus on 2014-08-21 13:26

WinSCP 5.5.5 (5.5.5 Build 4605) has been just released.

webfork on 2017-10-12 21:03

I've been a huge FileZilla fan since it came out back in 2001, but got a chance to test it today and WinSCP is amazing. I was able to resolve an issue with WebDAV via that program that no other program seemed capable of.

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TeamViewer v15.14.3 Updated

billon on 26 Jan 2021

TeamViewer is a screen sharing, remote control and collaboration tool connecting devices for troubleshooting, presentations or installations. Supports standard chat, high-quality voice and video, file transfer, whiteboard, session recording, remote printing, screen sharing and more. The program can work with paranoid firewalls, functions as a VPN between clients, will display quality based on connection speed and includes browser access.

Clients are also available for Mac, Linux, iOS, ChromeOS/Android and more with support for many world languages.

Alternatively, a PortableApps version is also available: TeamViewer Portable.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. 'HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\TeamViewer,' only on 64-bit versions of Windows.

TeamViewer10_Logfile.login \AppData\Roaming\TeamViewer
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 TeamViewer.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language resources.
Similar/alternative apps: Skype Portable, Brosix
What's new? See:
https://community.teamviewer.com/English/categories/change-logs-en
Latest comments
JohnTHaller on 2016-02-18 00:44

The publisher seems to have pulled the new release and is serving the 11.0.53254 release from December for both standard and portable downloads even though the main download page still shows 11.0.55321 as the current version.

JohnTHaller on 2016-02-18 17:49

And now it's updated.

dmiranda on 2020-12-18 00:39

Theoretically, 14.2 should work in XP, but it is hit and miss. The version that still works always is 13.13

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HeidiSQL v11.2 Updated

billon on 25 Jan 2021
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by destbr

HeidiSQL lets you see and edit data and structures from computers running one of the database systems MariaDB, MySQL, Microsoft SQL, PostgreSQL and SQLite.
Features includes:

  • Connect to multiple servers in one window
  • Connect via SSH tunnel, or pass SSL settings
  • Create and edit tables, views, stored routines, triggers and scheduled events
  • Export from one server/database directly to another server/database
  • Export table rows as CSV, HTML, XML, SQL, LaTeX, Wiki Markup and PHP Array
  • And much more
Functional in Mac/Linux via WINE.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder. The portable version is a launcher, it loads the settings into the registry when it starts and removes them when exiting, saving them to a file.
Stealth: ? No. Creates an empty folder in %APPDATA%
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch heidisql.exe.
What's new? See:
https://www.heidisql.com/forum.php?c=1
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2013-12-16 13:37

Fabulous MySQL software. One of my favourite pieces of Windows software. Only my browser and text editor get more use. Nice and fast.

tproli on 2015-03-15 20:41

Second that, incredibly handy.

MIKLO on 2017-12-24 15:53

Wish that had a 64bit version maybe Santa will bring to me @Christmas :)

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ToDoList v8.0.15.0 Updated

billon on 24 Jan 2021
  • 12MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by leloo

ToDoList is a hierarchical task manager that allows you to repeatedly sub-divide your tasks into more manageable pieces, which makes it ideal for IT-related projects as well as more general activities. Each task can be given a wide variety of attributes including priority, risk, color, category and many more. Viewable in tree, list or calendar format and includes native XML support for custom reporting.

Created lists can be exported to a variety of formats including HTML, ICS (calendar), speadsheet and more. Supports remote todolists and encryption for security.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: "Check for update" requires administrator privileges.
Stealth: ? No. Registers some components in the registry:
HKCU\Software\Abstractspoon
License: The Eclipse Public License 1.0
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch ToDoList.exe
  3. Select Language
  4. If not already selected, choose Ini File for settings storage

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files at \todolist_exe\Resources\Translations
What's new? See:
https://abstractspoon.com/phpBB/viewforum.php?f=5
Latest comments
IanFromBarrie on 2017-01-27 22:48

Solved: the download on the portable freeware site does not include a file "todolist.exe.manifest" that is required to run on XP. If you have an existing earlier version of todolist, it will have a file "todolist.exe.xp.manifest". Dan the developer advises to rename that to "todolist.exe.manifest". Seems to work.

IanFromBarrie on 2017-01-27 22:54

The download contains the "todolist.exe.xp.manifest" file, and renaming that to "todolist.exe.manifest" works

TP109 on 2017-01-28 02:43

@IanFromBarrie

Thanks for that info. I was wondering why it wasn't working with XP. Renaming todolist.exe.xp.manifest to todolist.exe.manifest worked.

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Everything v1.4.1.1005 Updated

billon on 25 Jan 2021
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by Drutt

Everything is a powerful search tool that locates files and folders by file name instantly, and includes an FTP and Web server interface. It also can search files by their contents. Unlike Windows search, Everything initially displays all files and folders on your computer. You simply type in part of the desired file name to limit what files and folders are displayed instantly. The more you type, the more specific the list becomes.

Note that the instant-search capability only works on NTFS/ReFS-formatted drives and only uses file and folder names in a file index. The program can separately catalog non-NTFS/ReFS and network servers for searching on a schedule.

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 depending on your OS and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Everything.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: HDDB, Ultra File Search Lite, UltraSearch
What's new? See:
https://www.voidtools.com/Changes.txt
https://www.voidtools.com/support/everything/whats_new/.
Latest comments
Nh on 2017-04-29 18:41

In case it does not remembers sort order, you have to edit 2 lines in Everything.ini:

sort=Type
always_keep_sort=1

__philippe on 2019-01-26 04:54

Everything v1.4.1.932

Cumulative detailed changelog: https://www.voidtools.com/Changes.txt

Bruce on 2020-07-30 21:07

This is a great program. I've found very helpful tracking down misplaced or seemingly lost files.

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Slimjet v29.0.1.0 Updated

billon on 19 Jan 2021
  • 173MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by donald

Slimjet is a web browser based on the Google Chrome engine with additional features and customizations. The program includes integrated ad-blocking, video downloader, customizable toolbar, form filler, photo upload enhance/shrink, translation, address aliases, flexible new tab controls and more.

Slimjet includes Facebook integration and is compatible with Google account import history/bookmarks. The program claims compatibility with almost all plugins and extensions from the Chrome web store.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\FlashPeak\Slimjet registry key is left behind
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the portable self-extracting 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch slimjet.exe.

Version for XP/Vista.
Similar/alternative apps: Google Chrome, Opera
What's new? See:
https://www.slimjet.com/en/whatisnew.php
Latest comments
PAFuser on 2017-12-19 13:40

17.0.1 Beta is now in Download section of web site.

avada on 2018-10-05 04:48

Slimjet is not portable to any useful degree. Don't even try it. I lost all of my extensions and (all?) settings, browsing session. (Bookmarks, history remained...)

I didn't even move it I just reinstalled Windows, then started it from the same place (same path) and it erased all that stuff... (I checked in the backup that the extension files are there...)

nima_amin on 2020-05-21 22:12

The problem avada describes still persists in version 26. I used Slimjet portable on my Windows 7 PC with no problems. In February I moved to a new PC with Windows 10, copied Slimjet from the old PC on a USB stick, and from there to the new PC , started it and all extensions and settings were gone. Only the profiles and bookmarks were kept.

Flashpeak's "support forum" unfortunatel doesn't give any support but keeps claiming if you copy the user folder from one version into the other it would work. Lie! Behaviour is the same as that described by avada and me above.

To make things worse: in version 26 it is no longer possible to print content as PDF using PDF-printers such as e.g. Adobe Acrobat or PDF Creator! Flashpeak claims to have no plans to fix that bug.

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IrfanView v4.57 Updated

billon on 14 Jan 2021
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

IrfanView is a viewer for a wide variety of image, audio and video formats. The program includes batch processing, creation of panoramic images, edition of multi-page TIFF files, lossless JPEG rotate/crop and effects such as sharpen and blur. Other tools such as screen capture, scanner, slideshow, plugin support and ability to capture icons from EXE or DLL.

Alternatively, IrfanView Portable is also available and updates drive letters and handles registry keys.

Category:
Runs on:WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCR\IrfanView
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use (the installer is adware)
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete iv_uninstall.exe
  3. Optionally, download the plugins ZIP package and extract the contents to the Plugins sub folder
  4. Launch i_view32.exe or i_view64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
Note: Plugins adds more than 20 megs to the size and support for more graphics, audio, video and more. Plugins for OCR and PDF tools are available separate download -- see the thread in forums on how to enable them with portable installations.
Similar/alternative apps: XnView, Imagine, FastStone Image Viewer
What's new? See:
https://www.irfanview.com/main_history.htm
Latest comments
__philippe on 2019-12-26 11:53

Some recent plugins for IrfanView 4.54-32bit no longer work under XP,
specifically WebP.dll 4.54-32bit...:-(

Pertinent external comments:
https://irfanview-forum.de/showthread.php?t=12273

__philippe on 2020-03-06 14:54

IrfanView's developer Irfan Skiljan kindly suggested a workaround for the broken webP.dll Plugin under Win XP :

https://www.irfanview.info/files/iview453_plugins.zip

IrfanView 4.54
+ webP.dll 4.51 Plugin (Link date 20/02/2018; Size 204,288 bytes)
+ Win XP
= eternal bliss...;-)

Cornflower on 2020-10-22 10:31

Many plugins were also updated in this version, so IrfanView recommends updating them if you update IrfanView itself.

"Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions:"
https://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm

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SMPlayer v21.1.0 Updated

billon on 10 Jan 2021
  • 72MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Jan 2021
  • 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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Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition v84.0.2 Updated

billon on 8 Jan 2021
  • 345MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Jan 2021
  • 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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KeePass Classic v1.39 Updated

billon on 2 Jan 2021

KeePass is a password manager that helps you store and manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key or a key-disk. You need only remember one single master password to unlock the whole database, which is encrypted using AES and Twofish algorithms. The program includes a strong automatic password generator, expire dates, customized icons and categories etc.

Note that available plug-ins may not be portable.

Alternatively:

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / 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 KeePass.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: KeePass Professional, Password Safe
What's new? See:
https://keepass.info/news/news_all.html
Latest comments
CornHolio the Gringo on 2015-05-02 17:27

I recommend using KeePass v2 series, because of the flexibility it gives.

Mixture on 2016-03-11 16:17

Since KeePass upgraded to 2.32 and finally has the encryption algorithm plugin, SERPENT, I switched from portable Password Safe 3.38.01 to portable KeePass 2.32 with TwoFish, Serpent, GOST, and Salsa20 encryption algorithm plugins.

Midas on 2016-10-19 11:43

@Orca: TPFC is an entirely volunteer site; what you describe is the result of past policy that has since been changed. Feel free to submit a KeePass 2 entry. Or post in the forums calling attention from the moderator team.

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JSONedit v0.9.36 Updated

billon on 11 Jan 2021
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Dec 2020
  • Suggested by I am Baas

JSONedit is a simple editor for the JavaScript Object Notation format "a text-based open standard designed for human-readable data interchange" (source) with available text and tree views.

Includes array generator using embedded Lua interpreter and Scintilla for text edition.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch JSONedit.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: JSON Viewer
What's new? See:
https://tomeko.net/software/JSONedit/
Latest comments
TheCommentWriter on 2014-06-03 09:56

Nice tool. Should accept copy&pasted JSON-Data too.
Would be even better, if it could produce JSON classes for C#, VB.NET from the JSON data.

jamesmalvi on 2014-11-27 08:29

I would suggest to use online json viewer http://codebeautify.org/jsonviewer

billon on 2017-05-04 01:56

There is also UTF-8 branch - http://tomeko.net/software/JSONedit/testing.php

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AIMP v4.70.2239 Updated

billon on 22 Dec 2020
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Dec 2020
  • Suggested by eldad

AIMP is a skinnable audio player similar to Winamp that supports most audio formats, as well as Internet radio. Features include a music library, mini-player, colorizing of individual skins, visualizations, smart playlists, global hotkeys, and plug-ins capability. Filters/effects include equalizer, reverb, normalization, voice remover, speed changes and more.

AIMP includes a built-in audio converter, APE image splitter, tag editor, alarm clock, and auto-shutdown.

The audio converter splitter is in >> Menu >> Utilities.

In order to split an ape image, you need to import the cue file that comes with the ape file.
A very useful, fast and straightforward tool.

Alternatively, AIMP Portable is stealth and automatically adjusts paths.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Writes to registry if run with admin rights. See this forum thread.
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "No Installer" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete unnecessary language files
  3. Launch AIMP.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Winyl, Xion
What's new? See:
https://www.aimp.ru/?do=changelog
Latest comments
fullbug on 2016-04-18 14:15

Great player! Thanx for sharing....

MIKLO on 2016-06-03 11:47

smaragdus REALLY? wow I didn't realize that looks over substance was so important to sum people. Now I'm curious what others think about the "looks" of V4 or if most just don't care like me, please don't misunderstand I understand how you feel its just foreign 2me is all I'm saying. Of course if V3 suits your needs then by all means that's the correct version for you to use, no matter what I or others think. Enjoy.:)
MIKLO

Peter202 on 2016-11-06 10:52

Is it possible to disable the ID3v1 tagging? It's messing up the grouping of my mp3 files when i import them in the library.

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Multi Commander v10.2.0 Updated

billon on 17 Dec 2020
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Dec 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: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
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!

Ennovy on 2020-11-24 08:51

Version 10 no longer supports Windows XP
Download latest XP Edition here: http://multicommander.com/downloads/XP

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Vivaldi v3.5.2115.81 Private

SYSTEM on 15 Dec 2020
  • 204MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Oct 2020
  • Suggested by Nh

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

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

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

Note that the program resets some settings, including the list of installed extensions, when you move between PCs.
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Vivaldi
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download and launch the installer
  2. Select "Advanced" and set "Installation Type" to "Install Standalone"
  3. Set "Destination Folder" to a folder of your choice and click "Accept and Install"
  4. Delete update_notifier.exe
  5. Launch vivaldi.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Otter Browser, Opera, Google Chrome, Slimjet, SRWare Iron
What's new? See:
https://vivaldi.com/blog/vivaldi-improves-tabs-and-media-playback-adds-sharing-of-urls-with-qr-codes/
Latest comments
Midas on 2020-06-15 15:49

@zorro: do you mean 'update_notifier.exe'? I haven't erased it but never found it in memory in my brief testing of Vivaldi... and I couldn't make the previous instructions work in a straightforward way, hence my last comment.

BTW, Vivaldi Standalone still saves loads of settings to 'HKCU\Software\Vivaldi'.

Midas on 2020-06-16 07:51

Zorro is absolutely right, even Vivaldi Standalone version registers 'update_notifier.exe' to auto-start with Windows -- something that somehow slipped by me in the previous test.

zorro on 2020-06-18 14:46

...well, there's more - I launch Vivaldi with my own batch file:
@echo off
REG IMPORT vivaldi.reg
start /wait "" "Application/vivaldi.exe"
REG EXPORT HKCU\Software\Vivaldi vivaldi.reg /y
REG DELETE "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Vivaldi" /f
REG DELETE "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google" /f
RD %LocalAppData%\Vivaldi /s /q
DEL %USERPROFILE%\.vivaldi_reporting_data /f /q
exit
You see, there's also HKCU\Software\Google and - came with version 2.9 - the ".vivaldi_reporting_data" directly in the userprofile.
It's a pity, but nothing that can't be handled with a batch file. Of course the biggest drawback remains the hardware binding of extensions and some settings...

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mp3DirectCut v2.32 Updated

billon on 4 Jan 2021
  • 564KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Dec 2020
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

mp3DirectCut is a small tool for editing MPEG audio directly. You can remove parts, change the volume, split files or copy regions to new files, all without the need to decompress your MP3 into PCM/WAV. This saves work, encoding time and disk space. In addition, there is no quality loss to edited files.

Category:
Runs on:WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Optionally:
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete License.txt and unnecessary language files
  3. Launch mp3DirectCut.exe
What's new? Fixed:
  • Tooltip glitch.
  • Timeline overflow.
  • Audio display glitches.
Latest comments
Specular on 2016-02-20 12:47

In v2.22 there's a 'Configuration Storage' setting under Prefs>Folders. By default it's unchecked. Does it need to be enabled for portable use?

j7n on 2017-04-06 22:59

The new "flat" design with similar monochrome icons is a step back in usability. Normal appearance, apart from grouping of toolbar buttons, can be restored under Configuration -> Layout.

The program is a good tool for trimming old MP3 encodes without incurring further quality loss. Glitches are avoided if the MP3 is upconverted to 320 kbit beforehand with MP3Packer.

I wish it also supported common simple video soundtrack formats.

aazard on 2020-11-30 23:58

AT ITS SIZE, nothing is like this! so powerful

Its similar to AviTricks Classic for Avi editing, but for audio files. Using a 3rd "tiny" app, Avi2wav, these together are 2mb worth of just stupid levels of "professionalism"

...If your only audio editor was this little guy, you could PULL A LOT OFF

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PotPlayer v1.7.21397 Updated

billon on 15 Dec 2020
  • 57MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Dec 2020
  • Suggested by Ruby

PotPlayer is a feature-rich media player that plays hundreds of different video and audio formats without any dependency on installed codecs, as well as streaming media and DVD video. The program includes configurable subtitles, audio and subtitles delay adjustment, video equalizer, 3D capabilities, playlist support, bookmarks, audio visualizations etc.

The program can also capture video sequences and record audio, split video and add processing filters. It can sleep or shut down the computer after a timer finishes or at a set time.

Alternatively, PotPlayer Portable is also available.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file named PotPlayerMini.ini (PotPlayerMini64.ini for the 64-bit version) and paste the following contents:

    [Settings]

  3. Launch PotPlayerMini.exe or PotPlayerMini64.exe

Optionally, remove the following folders: $COMMONFILES, $PLUGINSDIR, and $SYSDIR
Similar/alternative apps: Media Player Classic - Home Cinema, VLC Media Player
What's new? See:
https://potplayer.daum.net/update.html?lang=en&bit
Latest comments
gbrao on 2017-04-13 14:22

Yes, confirmed with v1.7.1915.

creates HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\DAUM\PotPlayerMini
and/or HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\DAUM\PotPlayerMini64

Pendrive on 2020-07-03 20:47

I extracted the 64-bit version and am rather confused at the different executables: PotPlayer64.exe, PotPlayerMini64.exe, PotPlayerMiniXP64.exe and PotPlayerXP64.exe.
What are they for? Which one is to be preferred?

rb161 on 2020-12-09 20:25

Can play interlaced videos at double speed which gives the "video" look as experienced on TV (Deinterlace Settings > Software Deinterlacing > Bob 2x frame). This feature has transformed video on the PC for me.

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AlwaysMouseWheel v5.11 Updated

billon on 1 Dec 2020
  • 153KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Dec 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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Bandizip Standard Edition v7.13 Updated Adware

billon on 30 Nov 2020
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Nov 2020
  • Suggested by I am Baas

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

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

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

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: 7-Zip, PeaZip, IZArc
What's new? See:
https://www.bandisoft.com/bandizip/history/
Latest comments
__philippe on 2019-02-23 12:19

Bandizip v6.21 "Stop supporting ACE format due to vulnerability (CVE-2018-20250)"

Timely move heeding billon's warning...;-)
http://tinyurl.com/ace-warning

lintalist on 2019-10-13 04:17

"Bandizip 7.0: free, advertisement powered, version and two commercial versions for professional and Enterprise use." See forum https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=94400#p94400

hamasaki on 2020-01-23 12:39

I have no problem with software companies trying to earn a little money with their products. I've been using Bandizip for years and it's been great. For now I'll stick with the previous version as that has all I need.

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Lintalist v1.9.14 Updated

webfork on 29 Nov 2020
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Nov 2020
  • Suggested by lintalist

Lintalist is a context-sensitive text expander with abbreviations, shortcuts, plugins, and scripts. It allows you to store and (incrementally) search and edit texts in bundles and paste a selected text in your active program. Entered text can be interactive, such as automatically inserting the current time and date, requesting (basic) user input, or making a selection from a list, as well as running a script.

The program supports keyboard shortcuts or abbreviations to paste the text (or run a script) without opening the search window, and allows images and formatted text, including HTML, markdown, and RTF.

A 64-bit version is also available. Written in AutoHotkey

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes. The program can create shortcuts (lnk) on your desktop and/or startup folder for you.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Lintalist.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Beeftext Texter
What's new? See:
https://github.com/lintalist/lintalist/blob/master/changelog.md
Latest comments
nickodemos on 2019-05-26 09:05

I agree with TP109 that this program just works. Currently I have close to a thousand snippets that average 25 lines and the program still runs smoothly.

hamasaki on 2020-04-11 21:41

Doesn't work unless I'm missing something. Change any setting, restart and it crashes.

hamasaki on 2020-04-12 11:12

As a follow up, I contacted the developer and this has been fixed.

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RJ TextEd v14.71 Updated

billon on 16 Nov 2020
  • 296MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Nov 2020
  • Suggested by rbon

RJ TextEd is a full featured text, source code and web development editor. The program includes spell checking, auto completion, HTML validation, templates, as well as a dual pane file commander with (S)FTP client. Includes support for PHP, ASP, JavaScript and CSS/HTML editing with integrated preview.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable Version" self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TextEd.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PSPad, SynWrite, Notepad++
What's new? See:
https://rj-texted.se/download.html
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2019-06-21 15:17

RJ Text Editor isn`t portable:
AppData\Roaming\RJ TextEd\Scripts\*

CoinDoubler on 2020-01-27 16:07

I have found mesh editor to be decent. It is still in beta though.
https://mesh-editor.tk/

Midas on 2020-01-29 07:49

@CoinDoubler: MeshEditor isn't portable (saves settings to %LOCALAPPDATA%); apart from that, it's a very basic DotNET text editor, there are plenty of other choices. Great homepage, though. :)

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PingInfoView v2.10 Updated

billon on 9 Nov 2020
  • 86KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Nov 2020
  • Suggested by Checker

PingInfoView allows you to easily ping multiple host names and IP addresses, and watch the result in one table. It automatically ping to all hosts every number of seconds that you specify, and displays the number of succeed and failed pings, as well as the average ping time. You can also save the ping result into text/html/xml file, or copy it to the clipboard.

Useful for checking connectivity or uptime of frequently used servers and websites.

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 PingInfoView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added new lower pane mode: 'Add ping line for every change in ping status'. When you choose this mode, a new ping line is added to the lower pane only when there is a change in the ping status.
    • For example: if you have a sequence of 10 succeeded pings and then a sequence of 5 failed pings, you'll see 2 lines in the lower pane - one line for the 10 succeeded pings and one line for the 5 failed pings.
  • The new 'Pings Count' column displays the number of failed/succeeded pings. The 'Sent On' column displays the time range of the succeeded/failed pings.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2019-07-29 09:39

PingInfoView v1.86

Notable helpful new option:
Processing of CIDR-format IP address ranges, such as 200.0.16.0/24,
which will ping every IP address from 200.0.16.0 to 200.0.16.254

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7+ Taskbar Tweaker v5.10.0 Updated

billon on 30 Oct 2020
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Oct 2020
  • Suggested by I am Baas

7+ Taskbar Tweaker allows you to configure various aspects of the Windows taskbar including mouse configuration, thumbnail handling, pinned items and button combining.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. During set up, choose 'Portable type of install'
  3. Delete unnecessary help files
  4. Launch 7+ Taskbar Tweaker.exe

NOTE: We recommend avoiding the included updater as it is reported to install the non-portable version of the program (thanks olliebean).
What's new? See:
https://rammichael.com/downloads/7tt_setup.exe?changelog
Latest comments
olliebean on 2020-07-23 17:10

Just a warning, if you use the built-in updater it does not respect the fact that you're running the portable version, and installs the non-portable version. Update instead by downloading and running the installer for the new version, choosing a portable install, and installing to the same folder as the existing version you have.

webfork on 2020-07-28 12:31

@olliebean: thanks, note added to entry

olliebean on 2020-08-12 05:20

The stable version (as linked here) doesn't work after the latest Windows update. The beta version (available from the website) works fine, though.

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Quick Access Popup v10.5.6

billon on 19 Oct 2020
  • 14MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Aug 2020
  • Suggested by shnbwmn

Quick Access Popup (QAP) lets you move like a breeze between your frequently used folders, documents, applications, webpages etc.

NOTE: Program turned registerware, linking to the last free version.

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: Apache License, Version 2.0
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch QuickAccessPopup-32-bit.exe or QuickAccessPopup-64-bit.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Folders Popup
What's new? See:
https://www.quickaccesspopup.com/change-log/
Latest comments
Geoffw on 2019-09-17 01:34

Works perfectly in Win 10, saves soooooooooooooooo much time. I started using it about 3 weeks ago and I'm hooked

Saboo on 2020-03-18 08:06

I am completely lost on a computer without this app. One click emails, instant access to folders, apps, files.....priceless app!

mcodex on 2020-07-09 02:17

Great piece of software. Maybe the best of its kind and I tried a few. Other users here have very well pointed out its strengths and features in any environment, corporate included. Kudos to the developer!

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Advanced Renamer v3.87

billon on 13 Oct 2020

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

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

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

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

__philippe on 2019-07-12 12:30

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

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

Special on 2019-07-14 00:11

Cool shill!

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QTranslate v6.8.0.1

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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FotoSketcher v3.70

billon on 20 Sep 2020
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by JohnW

FotoSketcher helps you take existing photos and modify them for a vintage or vibrant look, as well as a long list of available pencil sketch, pen-and-ink, or hand-drawn painting looks. All modifications include with a variety of settings and tweaks to control the look from dramatic to slight.

Also includes basic photo editing tools such as text, crop, rotate, even automatic contrast and sharpening.

Alternatively, FotoSketcher Portable is also available.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download FotoSketcher_X.XX_portable_32bit.exe or FotoSketcher_X.XX_portable_64bit.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new? See:
https://fotosketcher.blogspot.com/
Latest comments
Checker on 2014-08-30 23:53

@ EL_DeLino: Thanks ... and updated ;)

smaragdus on 2014-09-11 00:44

FotoSketcher 2.96 released.

smaragdus on 2015-07-22 23:34

FotoSketcher 3.10 has been released.

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AutoText v7.6

agam on 10 Sep 2020
  • 306KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by agam

AutoText offers in a small tooltip window saved words, texts, phrases, snippets etc. during typing in any other program and will insert the selected item directly to the cursor position. In case of unsuccessful search, Space, Return, PgUp, PgDn etc. closes the small window, so that fast and liquid typing is not disturbed. Three different search methods can be set.

In addition AutoText monitors the clipboard and saves the last X text entries of the clipboard, which can then be retrieved as well.

Category:
Runs on:WinAll
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 ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AutoText.exe.
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2019-05-12 10:30

Download link is a 404

webfork on 2019-05-19 16:25

@hamasaki: just tested on my side and not seeing an error

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Executor v1.0.1

billon on 7 Sep 2020
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Executor is a program launcher and functions as a very customizable replacement for the Windows "Run" tool. It supports user-defined keywords, hotkeys for apps, auto-completion for keywords/file system/history, optional Vista-like results list, integrated calculator etc.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / 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: MIT
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 rename it executor.ini
  3. Launch Executor.exe
What's new? See:
http://1space.dk/executor/vhistory.html
Latest comments
Carl on 2015-08-16 11:30

Nevermind, I was not waiting long enough for the indexing to finish. It seems a bit longer with windows 10. Last 64 bits version work fine.

freakazoid on 2018-07-28 02:05

Yay, first official update in five years! Still my favorite launcher!

Carl on 2020-09-08 18:31

The best launcher ever. I've been using this for 10 years.

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MyPaint Portable v2.0.1

billon on 13 Aug 2020
  • 236MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Aug 2020
  • Suggested by pplknownothin

MyPaint is a fast and easy graphics application for digital painters, utilizing a brush system that's versatile and configurable. You work on your canvas with minimum distractions, bringing up the interface only when you need it. Supports graphics tablets made by Wacom and similar devices.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac/Linux.

MyPaint Portable is a wrapper program for MyPaint. Alternatively, X-MyPaint is also available and can be updated to the latest version via this process (thanks shnbwmn).

Category:
Runs on: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 MyPaintPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Artweaver Free
What's new? See:
http://mypaint.org/
https://github.com/mypaint/mypaint/releases
Latest comments
shnbwmn on 2016-04-03 10:34

It's a real pity that the newer versions (aka 1.2.0 onwards) aren't portable, because the whole interface has been wonderfully overhauled and a whole slew of new features have been implemented. According to https://github.com/mypaint/mypaint/issues/91, the developers basically have no interest in making this portable.

shnbwmn on 2016-08-11 14:24

Update: please see the forum topic for details on getting the latest MyPaint (1.2.0) portabilised via the X-MyPaint launcher.

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Snap2HTML v2.14

billon on 9 Aug 2020
  • 408KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Aug 2020
  • Suggested by mmx64

Snap2HTML takes a "snapshot" of folder structures on your harddrive and saves to an HTML file. The output is a modern, application-like view that feels like a real application, similar to Explorer. The program uses a treeview with folders that you can click to view the contained files. Includes a built-in file search with wildcards and breadcrumb-style path all within a single, easily distributed file.

Directory data can also be saved as text, CSV (spreadsheet), or JSON.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Snap2HTML.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: LS - File List Generator, Directory Lister, MiTeC DirList
What's new?
  • UNC paths work again (including linking).
  • Searches returning lots of items should be a bit faster now.
  • And a few smaller fixes as usual.
Latest comments
Pax on 2019-04-20 16:17

Very useful program, providing the best results of any dir2html type of app I've ever used. fyi: also WINE compatible under Linux. Have had no issues reading/writing to externally attached FAT32/NTFS drives under Linux as well as reading/writing to the system's EXT4-formatted drives.

Pax on 2019-04-27 15:53

Update: I installed the latest version (2.0) a few days ago: had previously been working with v1.94 (on Linux and previously on Win7). Was able to test both versions on Windows 10 only (Oct/2018 update) - my Linux laptop is being replaced.

Turns out both versions need .NET Framework. When running v2.0, it didn't notify me that .NET was missing. When I tried to access a drive, it stalled - I 'forced closed' the app.

Running v1.94 will notify you of missing .NET Framework and correctly download and install it. After I did this, v2.0 ran without problems.

On the same directory, v2.0 created a 54mb html file and was noticeably slower generating it. My browsers (Firefox and Brave) took a long while to parse and display. Built-in search was also very slow.

v1.94 (on the same directory), created a 1mb file. Much smaller. Parsed instantly on FF and Brave. Search/Filter was snappy.

Maybe this is an isolated incident. I'm on Windows (temporarily) for the first time in a few years: went through updates, tried to secure for privacy, installed a few programs, etc...

Bottom line: If v2.0 isn't working well for you, v1.94 works great.

hamasaki on 2020-06-15 03:23

Should have commented on this software before. Fantastic.

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TreeSize Free v4.4.2

billon on 4 Jun 2020
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Jun 2020
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

TreeSize Free shows you instantly which files or folders are taking up the most space on your harddisk without using heavy system resources or reading the drive extensively.

Alternatively, TreeSize Free Portable is pre-configured to be portable, automatically adjusts paths and is stealth.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Creates an empty JAM Software\TreeSize Free folder in %AppData%. If the context menu integration is enabled/disabled, settings will be written to that folder.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Liteware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TreeSizeFree.exe.

Optionally, to disable automatic update check on start-up:

  • Select "Help" and run "Check for Update...", wait for the popup message Uncheck the "Check for updates regularly" box
OR:

  1. Close the program
  2. Open GlobalOptions.xml in Notepad and look for the element CheckForUpdatesAutomatically
  3. Change True to False and save
  4. Launch TreeSizeFree.exe
Similar/alternative apps: GetFolderSize
What's new? See:
https://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free/changes.shtml
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-02-17 15:51

@Ennovy
Thanks for the tip, your workaround really worked! Anyway, I notified the developer about this problem.

gbrao on 2017-04-29 05:19

http://www.jam-software.com/knowledgebase/7085

In file "GlobalOptions.xml" Search for the text "True" and replace it with "False"
Save the file and close the editor. TreeSize Free will now start without the ribbon interface.

Ennovy on 2017-04-29 05:50

@gbrao Thank you

Search for the text UseRibbonUI and replace true with false

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FUPX v3.1

billon on 14 May 2020
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 May 2020
  • Suggested by jack

FUPX (formerly Free UPX) allows you to compress or decompress EXE, DLL, OCX, BPL, CPL and other files. It offers easy access to all documented and undocumented UPX parameters without the need for accessing the command-line.

The program is an advanced interface for the UPX (Ultimate Packer for eXecutables). It uses the Microsoft Portable Executable and COFF Specification.

Alternatively, FUPX Portable is in PortableApps.com Format and includes both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the app.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch fupx.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PortableApps AppCompactor
What's new? See:
http://www.pazera-software.com/products/free-upx/#changelog
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-02-22 13:39

For the Facebook-allergic crowd, might as well use directly the original Command-Line UPX engine:

Terse CLI simplicity:

upx  -l sample1.exe  (Checking whether PE is packed with UPX)
upx -d sample1.exe  (Decompressing an UPX-packed PE)
upx     sample2.exe  (Compressing a plain PE)


UPX engine additional pointers:
https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=85420#p85420

gbrao on 2018-09-18 23:40

FUPX v2.5 seems to only support UPX 3.95 64-bit ( not 32-bit).

jack on 2018-09-19 12:51

@gbrao
There was an error in the script creating the distribution files. It was my mistake, not a deliberate act.
I uploaded the corrected file FUPX_PORTABLE.7z to the server and now everything should be OK.
Hint: To set the 32-bit version of UPX, click the "Options" button on the toolbar. Then, on the "UPX version" list, select "3.95 32-bit" and click "Close".
Sorry for the inconvenience.

@smaragdus
I removed the "Facebook" button from the toolbar.

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Shutter Lite v4.4

billon on 31 Mar 2020
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Mar 2020
  • Suggested by USB_Kx

Shutter is a customizable program that lets you perform a variety of actions when a user-specified event occurs. Events include timer countdown, a certain time trigger, low CPU usage, user inactivity, a low battery etc. The corresponding actions include shutdown, reboot, logoff, lock workstation, sleep, hibernate etc.

The program can play a custom sound and/or run a program of your choice, in addition to displaying a user-configurable message. A web interface is also available that permits remote execution of one of a list of actions.

Note: A pro version is available without the limitation of 5 presets, events and actions.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use/Liteware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Shutter.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new? See:
https://www.den4b.com/news
Latest comments
Nessly on 2013-02-25 13:59

Works great. I find this very useful for uploading videos online. It can take hours for them to complete, so I usually do it overnight. However, I want the computer to shut off after they finish uploading. This program did the trick!

smaragdus on 2013-09-05 17:50

Shutter version 3.3 is no longer FreeWare for non-commercial use, it is now CrippleWare- Shutter Lite.

freakazoid on 2014-04-24 17:07

Recently, I upgraded to Windows 8.1 Update 1 and had trouble waking up the computer from sleep.

I tried various solutions, but ended up turning off automatic sleep in Windows and using Shutter to Sleep after X amount of time is inactive. Now, I'm able to wake the com up. I understand this is a workaround, but this ended up working for me.

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TinyTask v1.77

billon on 5 Nov 2019
  • 36KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Nov 2019
  • Suggested by donald

TinyTask is a small, simple mouse and keyboard macro recorder. Anything you do with the mouse or type on the keyboard while the program is running can be replayed as many times as you choose. Recordings can even be compiled into an executable file.

Notes:

  1. Recordings cannot be edited
  2. Mouse wheel movement recording not available with some mice

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / 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 tinytask.exe.

Issue: If the program does not record mouse clicks, restart.
Similar/alternative apps: TyperTask
What's new? See:
https://www.tinytask.net/revision_history.php
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2019-11-03 06:15

BifDefender doesn't like it, says the download zip is dangerous. False positive.

Midas on 2019-11-03 16:23

@hamasaki: the issue has been bugging the developer for years...

See "Does TinyTask have malware?" (https://www.tinytask.net/faq.php)

hamasaki on 2019-11-04 01:19

@Midas. Thanks. It's ok, it's just the first time I've seen it and I've used BitDefender for quite awhile. Of course I took no notice of the warning. :)

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CountryTraceRoute v1.31

__philippe on 28 Feb 2020
  • 733KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Oct 2019
  • Suggested by I am Baas

CountryTraceRoute helps to diagnose the path and delay of information across the internet. The program is similar to the command-line tracert but much faster. CountryTraceRoute also displays the country of the owner of every IP address found in the traceroute, and ASN Network Carrier information per hop.

After the traceroute is completed, you can select all items (Ctrl+A) and then save them into csv/tab-delimited/html/xml file with 'Save Selected Items' option (Ctrl+S) or copy them to the clipboard (Ctrl+C) and then paste the result into Excel or other spreadsheet application.

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 CountryTraceRoute.exe.

Optionally, download and extract the latest: or to the same folder to keep an up to date database to the one contained in the exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'TTL' column.
Latest comments
webfork on 2014-03-05 02:53

philippe: Could you move that to forums? Seems like a better place for it.

__philippe on 2014-03-05 08:35

@webfork
Did, on Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:35 am, complete with tiny preamble (too inconspicuous, perhaps ?..;-)
"mostly cloned from CountryTraceRoute main entry comment section"

Cheers,

__philippe

__philippe on 2019-05-31 05:53

AHA ! CountryTraceroute v1.30 released 30MAY2019

CT finally provides pertinent ASN information, (useful to identify Network Carrier per IP hop),
as presaged by the recent introduction of ASN data in IPinfoOffline v1.50.

Happy conclusion to a looong quest for a coveted feature (began JUNE 2013)...;-)
https://tinyurl.com/y2re454h

Caveat:
Loading the optional Maxmind Geolite2 ASN*.CSV file alone takes about 10 sec(under XP)
or 5 sec(under Win7). Loading all the Geolite2 *.CSV files takes about 28 sec (XP)

Loading time might be considerably reduced in future versions by querying the equivalent Maxmind Geolite2 compiled binaries instead of *.CSV

...Fingers crossed...;-)

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Kalkules v1.11.1.28

billon on 4 Oct 2019
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Oct 2019
  • Suggested by Wolfghost

Kalkules is an universal scientific calculator that comes with many nontraditional functions and built-in tools designed to make your calculations easier and faster.

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

Optionally:
  • To disable update check at startup, edit settings.ini and change the CheckUpdatesAtStart=1 to CheckUpdatesAtStart=0 or launch Kalkules.exe and open the Preferences tab. Uncheck 'Check for updates at start"
  • To save additional space, delete unnecessary language files and manuals
What's new? See:
https://www.kalkules.com/category/version-history/

LastActivityView v1.35

billon on 18 Jul 2019
  • 165KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jul 2019
  • Suggested by Checker

LastActivityView collects information from various sources on a running system and displays a log of actions made by the user and events that occurred on the machine. Events include running .exe files, any open/save dialog-boxes, opening file/folder from Explorer or other software, software installation, system shutdown/start, application or system crash, network connection/disconnection and more.

You can easily export this information into csv/tab-delimited/xml/html file or copy it to the clipboard and then paste into Excel or other software.

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 LastActivityView.exe.
What's new? Added:
  • 'Data Source' column, which displays the Registry key or filename where the activity information was found.
  • 'Add Header Line To CSV/Tab-Delimited File' option (turned on by default).
Latest comments
Checker on 2016-05-26 20:38

@Allen: Link tested ... works fine.

__philippe on 2017-01-18 14:32

LastActivityView v1.26

The new "Sleep" activity indicators ("Sleep/Resumed from sleep") display correctly under Win7.

Sadly, the Sleep indicators do not show at all under WinXP...:-(

MIKLO on 2017-04-20 14:14

Very nice and way useful thanks to the maker for your work on this project :).
MIKLO

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CloudShot v6.3.0

billon on 6 May 2019
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 May 2019
  • Suggested by joby_toss

CloudShot is a screen-capture program with edition and upload options. The program can capture individual screen selections or a short (60 second max) animated GIF. For images, you can crop, add arrows, boxes, notes etc. and then saved to a local or remote destination.

Upload services supported include FTP, Imgur, Dropbox, OneDrive or GoogleDrive.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework v4.0
Stealth: ? No. Log file saved to AppData\Local\Microsoft\CLR_v4.0\UsageLogs
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CloudShot.exe.

To save files captured to the local folder, open Settings and choose Local/Network folder, Save location and paste ./Captures (thanks tproli).
Similar/alternative apps: PicPick, ShareX, Snipaste
What's new?
  • Visual style and color improvements in screenshots editor.
  • Changed arrow figure appearance in screenshots editor.
  • Added corner radius for rectangular figures in screenshots editor.
  • Fixed:
    • Bug with deletion of all files in local-copied folder;
    • Render of drop-down control on high-DPI screens;
    • Bug in GIF recording reset, when reset button didn't remove old record.
  • Some other improvements.
Latest comments
tproli on 2017-01-19 12:23

Enter "./Captures" to the "Settings->Local/Network folder -> Save location" to save captures/recordings to the application folder.

hamasaki on 2017-03-04 05:08

Under network folders if you click to open gallery, it throws an exception.

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MiTeC Icon Explorer v5.2.0

Midas on 11 May 2020
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Mar 2019
  • Suggested by I am Baas

MiTeC Icon Explorer allows to browse, search, extract and manage standalone icons, icon libraries and executable that contains icons as resources. It searches specified path with directory recursion and examines any file if it contains any icon and then extract it. Icons can be saved as icons, icon libraries, individual icon images or bitmaps.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Registry, if "Persistent layout" preference is checked (it'll be saved to 'HKCU\Software\MiTeC\Icon Explorer').
Stealth: ? Yes. But only if no layout saved; otherwise see "Writes settings to" above.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch IconExplorer.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: IconsExtract
What's new?
  • PNG images are saved with transparency.
Latest comments
Midas on 2018-02-07 10:59

Care to share your launchers, CornHolio? Please post at the forum thread...

CornHolio the Gringo on 2018-02-09 18:36

I have now tested MiTeC_Icon_Explorer_5.0.1, and can confirm that
Icon_Explorer_5.0.1 did not write to registry, only OS did.

CornHolio the Gringo on 2018-03-13 06:32

I have to point out that if "persistent layout" in preferences are set, then
Icon Explorer writes to Registry.

Have to mention that MiTec also make Network Scanner (atm v4.4.0) which
makes a Netscanner.ini file in Your profile under AppData\Roaming\MiTeC\Network Scanner,
if one set the equal setting in preferences.

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CintaNotes v3.13

billon on 8 Mar 2019
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Mar 2019
  • Suggested by AlexJenter

CintaNotes is a tag-based, text-only personal notes manager for collecting bits and pieces of information such as thoughts and ideas, article excerpts, quotes, research etc. A global hot key (by default Ctrl-F12) clips pieces of text from other applications such as web browsers or any local program. The window title becomes title/subject of the note and the highlighted text selected becomes the body.

The program is useful to quickly take down and tag any piece of useful text that you come across and quickly organize by date, keywords, title, link and note size. A search tool searches the entire database with search keyword highlighting.

Note: Some features limited to a "pro" version include tabbed sections, pasting notes into other apps, hierarchical tags and multiple notebooks.

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: Liteware
How to extract: Download the "Portable Version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CintaNotes.exe.
What's new? See:
http://cintanotes.com/release-notes/
Latest comments
Checker on 2013-09-18 14:48

@ wkm: Thanks ... and done.

Ennovy on 2016-12-22 15:04

Version 3.5 released, Simplenote synchronization is now also available without a PRO license.

PAFuser on 2017-06-09 02:17

Also available from Portable Apps: https://portableapps.com/apps/office/cintanotes-portable

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PDF-XChange Viewer v2.5.322.10 Updated

webfork on 19 Dec 2020
  • 20MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Dec 2018
  • Suggested by Myles

NOTE: This program has mostly been replaced by PDF-XChange Editor (also portable), which is actively updated and contains additional features.

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

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

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

For 64-bit, see forum post

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

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

Mixture on 2017-02-07 16:30

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

PAFuser on 2017-06-30 15:11

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

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ResophNotes v1.7.0

Midas on 21 Jul 2018
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by shaggystyle

ResophNotes is a straight-forward text-only note taker where the first line of a note becomes the title in the note list. Can sort by title or last modified date and able to email/print notes from app. Includes an easy indent system and support for markdown (text-to-HTML conversion) with preview. Can recover delete note(s), import text (.txt) file(s), import Outlook exported .csv file and Toodledo Notebook .csv file.

The program can sync securely online with the Simplenote service, which itself has a long list of possible software beyond ResophNotes, including for mobile devices like the iPhone, Android, and others.

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 "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ResophNotes.exe.

Optionally, to save each note as an individual text file (the default database file is not easily readable by other programs), create a folder (e.g. Notes) and enter the name of that directory into the File Directory blank under the Storage tab (relative pathways like ..\Notes work fine). Existing notes in this folder will be automatically added.
Similar/alternative apps: AlephNote
What's new?
  • July 11, 2018 - 1.7.0 (Bug Fixes)
    Update OpenSSL library for connection issues

Full changelog at http://www.resoph.com/ResophNotes/Change_Log.html.
Latest comments
xor on 2016-04-08 20:39

They're all good choices @Midas thanks, I'll be trying them, I think Android Apps are yet to evolve a lot

Midas on 2016-04-13 13:12

After writing my previous comment, I stumbled upon iA Writer (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.ia.iawriter) which turned into my current favorite Android editor/noter... =)

Midas on 2018-01-20 10:01

As noted in forum topic, ResophNotes v1.6.0 released, dated 2018-01-14 (no changelog, but 64-bit only)...

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Defraggler v2.22.995

billon on 10 Oct 2019
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 May 2018
  • Suggested by atao.m

Defraggler improves drive performance by organizing data at a file system level. Since files over time spread out over a drive, occasional "defragmentation" can help reduce drive seek time. Uniquely, Defraggler can function at a file or folder-level to help clean up specific areas, or the whole disk. The program will also list fragmented files and their locations.

The package includes both 32-bit and a 64-bit versions, as well as a command line program. This tool is not recommended for SSD drives or other flash-based media.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrative rights
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract Defraggler.exe or Defraggler64.exe (for 64-bit OS), and optionally Lang directory to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a blank text file in the same folder, paste the following:

    #PORTABLE#

    and save it as portable.dat
  3. Launch Defraggler.exe or Defraggler64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: WinContig
What's new? See:
https://www.ccleaner.com/news/release-announcements
Latest comments
__philippe on 2013-07-22 13:58

For quick-and-dirty, single file specific defrag job, I tend to favor Sysinternals' Mark Russinovich CLI implementation (as in Clean-and-Lean-Interface...;-)

Blindlingy fast, small footprint (208k) Contig.exe V1.7

http://download.sysinternals.com/files/Contig.zip

__philippe

Checker on 2014-03-25 14:25

:D
Sorry, I really missed that.

webfork on 2014-03-29 16:12

Thanks checker

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Miranda IM v0.10.80

billon on 26 Apr 2018
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by David Miller

Miranda IM is an extensible, customizable instant messenger client supporting Facebook, Gadu-Gadu, Jabber, ICQ, IRC, MSN, Yahoo and more. The program can support more protocols via an extended plugin system to include Netsend, IAX, Tlen etc. and an add-on system can add other features such as skins, an RSS feed reader, weather alert, world clock, secure messaging etc.

Alternatively, Miranda IM Portable is another portable version.

Category:
Runs on:WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL v2
How to extract: Using the installer:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. Select Portable Installation, choose a destination folder, and Install
  3. Launch miranda32.exe or miranda64.exe

Using the 7zip versions:
  1. Download the 7z package based on your OS (Win9x/ME: ANSI, All other 32-bit: Unicode, All 64-bit: x64) and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Rename mirandaboot-example.ini to mirandaboot.ini
  3. Open mirandaboot.ini in a text editor, and change ProfileDir= to ProfileDir=.\Profile
  4. Save changes
  5. Launch miranda32.exe or miranda64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Miranda NG, Pidgin
What's new?
  • Link updates.
Latest comments
billon on 2017-08-22 16:57

Program is dead, addons' link is dead, forum is dead, wiki is dead, even screenshots' links are dead.

__philippe on 2017-08-23 12:17

Requiescant in Pace...;-)

webfork on 2017-08-24 02:49

Their site is having some issues. Though I'm only having issues with the addon and wiki site so maybe fixes are underway.

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PassMark OSFMount v2.0.1001 Updated

freakazoid on 4 Nov 2020
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by Stone Tablet

OSFMount is a collection of virtual drive tools that allows mounting local disk image files as a drive letter, RAM disks and mounting CD or DVD images (for simplicity or speed). Supported image types include IMG, DD, ISO, BIN, NRG, SDI, AFF, AFM, AFD, VMDK (used by VMware), VHD (Virtual PC) and more.

The program is ideal for machines without a CD/DVD drive and, as most images are bit-for-bit copies of disk partitions, many programs will treat them as the real thing, enabling programs that require a program disc. For disk images, the program can give access to these files without booting or other required visualization software. RAM disks have a variety of uses including high speed caches, programs with frequent/intense disk reads/writes and some database applications.

Command line tools are also included.

Note: The developer warns: "it is recommended that 64-bit Windows is used when large disk image files are to be mounted."

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_OSFMOUNT

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\OSFMount
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Move the files in {app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch OSFMount.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Portable WinCDEmu, DiskInternals Linux Reader, CDmage
What's new?
  • Updated/added warning and error messages when using format option on command line when specifying a ram drive that is smaller than 260MB.
  • Fixed issue with detecting partitions for ImageUSB images.
  • Microsoft signed OSFMount.sys driver for Windows 10.
Latest comments
Portable Reviewer on 2015-09-15 12:36

@Midas CDmage works like a charm unlike PassMark OSFMount despite "being ancient". Nothing ancient about it. PassMark OSFMount couldn't detect my image file properly as @freakazoid experienced. In fact very few free portable mount tools could handle my image file properly. I'm surprised you don't use CDmage to mount......

billon on 2019-04-07 13:48

Updated to v3.0.1000 and... see more in the forum topic

freakazoid on 2020-11-04 14:58

I tried to mount a .bin/.cue combination with OSFMount last night and it froze completely. Used up 30% of the CPU and disk I/O used up 1GB/sec. Windows Explorer wouldn't load as well. Had to do a hard restart to fix the problem.

Ended up using CDmage again to extract some files!

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MiTeC DirList v1.3.0

Midas on 11 May 2020

MiTeC DirList creates file and folder listings that can be saved to CSV file or HTML with defined layout.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Registry, if "Persistent Layout and Settings" option is enabled (they'll be saved to 'HKCU\Software\MiTeC\DirListr').
Stealth: ? Yes. But only if no settings saved; otherwise see "Writes settings to" above.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DirList.exe.
What's new?
  • System and hidden files support added.
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2016-02-20 07:22

Thanks Midas, working fine now.

CornHolio the Gringo on 2018-03-02 17:13

Seems like soft from Mitec is now stealth?

CornHolio the Gringo on 2018-03-02 17:14

In past, software from Mitec was not stealth, allthow it was addressed as "portable"

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DropIt v8.5.1

billon on 11 Feb 2018
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by Lupo73

DropIt provides a floating target image on your desktop that you can drag-and-drop files to quickly process them with a predefined action. Actions include: copy, compress, extract, rename, delete, split, join, encrypt, decrypt, open with, print, upload, send by mail, create gallery, create list, create playlist, create shortcut, copy to clipboard, change properties and ignore. A destination can be chosen for each association defined, as well as group associations in any number of profiles.

Users can create rules to filter files based on name, directory, size, date, properties, content or regular expressions. Existing files in destination folders can be defined to overwrite, skip, or rename them. It includes a multi-language interface, folder monitoring, shared folders support, SendTo and Command-Line support, environment variables support, automatic update and much more.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DropIt.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Drop Zone
What's new? See:
http://www.dropitproject.com/changelog.txt
Latest comments
treis on 2011-05-31 14:37

Congrats. Dropit has a mention on lifehacker.
http://ca.lifehacker.com/5806828/dropit-keeps-your-desktop-clean-by-sorting-all-your-files-for-you

hamasaki on 2013-11-11 08:49

Great little utility. I regularly have a lot of zip files I need to move to different locations. This is a real timesaver.

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A Sharper Scaling V1.2

webfork on 19 Aug 2018
  • 624KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

A Sharper Scaling is a high quality image scaling technology mainly developed for upscaling. It preserves more details when creating larger resolution images from smaller ones compared to traditional methods (e.g. bicubic interpolation).

The program supports batch image processing.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Windows registry
Dependencies: .NET Framework 3.5+
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\A Sharper Scaling
Unicode support: Yes
License: Creative Commons BY-ND
How to extract: Download the "Mobile (zipped) version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ASharperScaling.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PhotoDemon

Sylpheed v3.7

billon on 31 Jan 2018
  • 27MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by ashanker

Sylpheed is a fast email and news client, with support for SMTP, POP3, IMAP4 and NNTP. It handles multiple mail accounts, threaded display, junk mail filtering, security (SSL/TLS), search, etc. Automatically displays mail in threaded (organized by subject) format and integrates easily with Gmail.

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

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL/LGPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Do one of the following:
  • Rename sample-sylpheed.ini to sylpheed.ini and data will be saved to the subfolder config
  • Launch Sylpheed.exe
OR:

  • Create an empty subfolder called profile in the application folder and launch the program using sylpheed.exe --configdir profile
Similar/alternative apps: Mozilla Thunderbird, i.Scribe, Pegasus Mail
What's new? See:
http://sylpheed.sraoss.jp/en/news.html
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2014-06-28 04:06

I recently moved away from Thundebird after 10 years use because everytime they update it, it breaks something or it runs slower. Slypheed is excellent. Its fast and reliable and doesn`t render html, which is exactly what I need.

hamasaki on 2014-06-28 04:10

@lux Maybe this was an earlier version? Now it stores all the data within the app folder, so portable.

domestique on 2015-12-17 23:20

@Kea: Thanks for the warning re. non-encrypted password storage. It's the same reason I ditched filezilla.

Not encrypting one's account info is lame for otherwise well thought out software.

Bye bye Sylpheed >.

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Snipaste v1.16.2

webfork on 3 May 2019
  • 23MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Snipaste is an easy screen capture and image edition program, with the ability to detect windows and menus and supporting pixel-level control. Both captured images and various clipboard content can be pasted as a floating window to the desktop. Images can be moved, organized into groups, saved to file, as well as basic editions like addendums, rotation, zoom, translucence etc.

The program can also grab colors, supports themes and includes multi-screen support. The default keys (which can be customized) are F1 for Snip and F3 for Paste.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft Visual C++ Redist 2015
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Snipaste.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Greenshot, Lightscreen, PicPick, Screenshot Captor
What's new? See:
https://github.com/Snipaste/feedback/wiki/Changelog
Latest comments
two on 2017-03-17 14:30

drawing tools are great!

juverax on 2020-09-02 16:12

Current version: 2.5.1 ( https://www.snipaste.com/download.html )

billon on 2020-09-02 17:32

@juverax:

That's beta

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CSV Buddy v2.1.6

billon on 12 Dec 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by JnLlnd

CSV Buddy adds additional functionality to the widely-supported basic spreadsheets known as Comma-Separated Value (CSV) files. The program allows the edition of a variety of formats, import/export, reorder and more.

Works with comma-delimited, tab-delimited and other CSV-type files. A 64-bit version is included. Written using AutoHotKey.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes. Unicode support in 64-bit version.
License: Apache License, Version 2.0
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CSVBuddy-x_x-32-bit.exe or CSVBuddy-x_x-64-bit.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: CSVFileView
What's new?
  • Fix bug when changing the Fixed with default in Export tab.

LICEcap v1.28

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

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

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

Cross-platform with a version available for Mac OS.

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

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

Checker on 2015-08-27 19:22

@smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

Cornflower on 2018-01-18 11:41

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

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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).

Media Player Classic - Home Cinema v1.7.13

SYSTEM on 21 Jan 2018
  • 41MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by Rick

Media Player Classic - Home Cinema (MPC-HC) is a lightweight player with broad format support. It includes keyboard shortcuts, audio/video controls, a web interface for remote control and more. The program is derived from Media Player Classic (MPC), a media player that mimics the interface of Windows Media Player 6.4, and adds support for EVR rendering, H.264 and VC-1 video hardware acceleration, bugfixes, additional languages, decoders and more.

Alternatively, there is an unofficial updated build.

Versions from WinPenPack and PortableApps are also available: X-MediaPlayerClassic_HomeCinema and Media Player Classic - Home Cinema Portable.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP or 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete unnecessary language files
  3. Create an empty text file and name it mpc-hc.ini or mpc-hc64.ini
  4. Launch mpc-hc.exe or mpc-hc64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: SMPlayer
What's new? See:
https://mpc-hc.org/changelog/
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-04-05 15:45

@starshakur

.ini fixed, innit ? ...;-)

billon on 2017-07-16 19:12

"v1.7.13, the latest, and probably the last release of our project…"
:(

MIKLO on 2017-08-26 13:58

No matter what IMO Media Player Classic has always been, and will always be the best overall Media Player. I've been using for a very long time on many different OS's and it fulfilled my needs on all of them. I like the look and all the rest, maybe I'm being partial but so what it works 4me :) Great job by the makers so thanks for the hard work.
MIKLO

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Greenfish Icon Editor Pro v3.6

billon on 15 Sep 2017
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by risk

Greenfish Icon Editor Pro is a tool for creating icons, animated or static cursors and other small images. Can extract icons and cursors from executable files and icon libraries, batch convert image files to icons or other image formats and supports advanced selection handling (marquee, lasso and wand tools, saving/loading selections from files). Offers various gradient styles for filling shapes, and includes many filters such as remove matte, drop shadow, inner/outer glow and bevel etc.

The program opens and saves in ICO, CUR, ANI, PNG, XPM, BMP, JPEG, WebP and TGA formats and creates icons and cursors up to 256x256 @ 32-bit, which can also be PNG-compressed for use in Vista and above.

Include Greenfish Image Converter (for processing TIFF and SVG files), which requires .NET Framework 3.5.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder). Alternatively, a PortableApps version is also available: Greenfish Icon Editor Pro Portable.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch gfie32.exe or gfie64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new?
  • New:
    • Linux support;
    • Load/Save WebP, Portable AnyMap and TGA (Targa) files;
    • Contrast adjustment in Exposure dialog.
  • Improved: RGB Formulae (alpha adjustment, new operations).
Latest comments
olliebean on 2013-06-15 14:44

WARNING: this no longer comes as a direct download of the zip, but as an executable downloader which downloads the zip, but in the process you have to decline installation of about four different annoyanceware toolbars and addons. Also the downloader itself is not portable; it leaves folders in AppData.

thepiney on 2013-06-18 21:24

When you click the download link, a page opens with the download, just un-check the "Use our download manager and get recommended downloads" box. You'll get the zip file that you want. My Avast keeps blocking the site/file so I just disabled. After download I checked using VirusTotal and comes up clean.

billon on 2017-04-06 10:17

If you want load/save WebP under XP, DL v.0.5.0 -
https://storage.googleapis.com/downloads.webmproject.org/releases/webp/index.html

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MyUninstaller v1.77

billon on 1 May 2017
  • 78KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Feb 2017
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

MyUninstaller is an alternative utility to the standard Add/Remove Software control panel applet. It displays the list of all installed application, and allows you to uninstall an application, delete an uninstall entry, and save the list of all installed applications into a text file or HTML file. It also provides additional information for most installed applications that the standard applet does not display: product name, company, version, uninstall string, installation folder etc.

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / 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 myuninst.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: UninstallView
What's new?
  • Removed the duplicate entries of HKEY_CURRENT_USER key on 64-bit systems.
Latest comments
Beau on 2010-01-21 19:46

RevoUninstaller Portable:
http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download_other.html

User on 2010-02-03 03:13

@Fred, I use Safarp to remove Java updates all the time.

Try "Remove (quiet mode)"; works great.

webfork on 2011-09-30 21:00

I generally use Revo (http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1398) to make sure files are removed but to get multiple programs off quickly, I use FreeUninstaller (http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=1350), which has a local and online search, use frequency, website, and other features.

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PngOptimizer v2.5.1

billon on 14 Feb 2017
  • 312KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Feb 2017
  • Suggested by Replika

PngOptimizer is an easy-to-use program to compress common graphics formats to PNG format with no quality difference. Files can be added one at a time or in batch to the program icon or window. Images can also come from the clipboard by pressing CTRL+V while the application is in focus. Graphics formats supported include BMP, GIF, TGA, as well as further compressesing PNG files. Animated GIF and PNG files (APNG) are also supported. Size decrease for PNG files varies widely on the original editor, but GIF and BMP conversions can be as much as 40% and 95% respectively.

Cross-platform with clients available for Linux. A CLI version is available.

Alternatively, PngOptimizer Portable automatically switches between 32-bit and 64-bit and adjusts the screenshots path.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. In the same folder, create a text file called PngOptimizer.ini
  3. Launch PngOptimizer.exe

Optionally, to save images from the clipboard to the PngOptimizer application folder, right-click on the window and select Custom for the target directory and enter a period (.) in the box below.
Similar/alternative apps: FileOptimizer
What's new?
  • Fixed: window position would be always centered instead of being restored to the previous position.
Latest comments
webfork on 2013-05-31 23:08

Note about the 2.3 update: definitely takes full advantage of multi-processor systems. I tested it on Win7x64 with an i7 quad core and it got very close to 90% (few programs can do that). Definitely a big speed bonus over time there and good to see those kind of optimizations in freeware.

Checker on 2014-05-30 09:29

@ billon: Thanks ... and updated ;)

DarkShadow on 2014-06-10 16:35

There is a v2.4.2 for x64 !

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Instagiffer Portable v1.75 Updated

billon on 1 Jan 2021
  • 66MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Jun 2016
  • Suggested by instagiffer

Instagiffer is a toolset for creating animated GIFs from a variety of sources. The program can capture your screen or import directly from Youtube, most popular video formats, and even add (import) images. Just add a video or URL, tweak a variety of settings for size, brightness, style, and quality, and then upload.

The program can also delete and export frames, make common edits, captions, filters, and as well as do active screen captures for quick demonstrations or for grabbing unsupported video formats.

Cross platform with a version available for Mac.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Temporary data is written to %USERPROFILE%\.instagiffer\ by default but can be configured in instagiffer.conf.
Dependencies: Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86)
Unicode support: Partial
License: BSD
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch instagiffer.exe.

Optionally, delete unins000.exe and unins000.dat
Similar/alternative apps: GifCam
What's new? See:
https://instagiffer.com/
Latest comments
webfork on 2014-10-11 03:12

The Youtube converter was surprisingly easy and the quality options are impressive and easy.

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Maxthon v4.9.3.1000 Private

webfork on 15 Jul 2016
  • 103MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Jun 2016
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Warning: this program has been reported as subject to possible privacy issues.

Maxthon is a web browser balancing speed and compatibility, dynamically viewing Internet Explorer-only pages with your installed version of IE and showing modern web pages in the same engine as Safari/Chrome (Webkit). Includes an integrated ad-blocker, support for sync between devices, multiple search engines and sessions, mute functionality, video site downloader, mouse gestures, skinning, and built-in RSS reader sidebar. It also has one-click privacy protection features to erase browsing history, cookies, cache, etc. Additional features available via add-on system.

Alternatively, Maxthon Portable is stealth. Also available for iOS, Android.

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 7z package and extract using 7-zip or compatible program to a folder of your choice. Launch Bin\Maxthon.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Chromium Portable
What's new? Bug fixes:
  • When switch to a new webpage, Resource Sniffer’s previous history did not clear automatically.
  • Compatibility problem on some websites.
  • In Default Application Setting Page, Maxthon’s name display error.
Latest comments
MaxH on 2014-06-08 20:22

Here's a nice skin to replace that horribru default look http://vokol.deviantart.com/art/KROMI-448430451

fullbug on 2014-08-28 23:16

Let me know when they finally get Adblock plus, other then that I used to love that browser.....

PAFuser on 2016-07-15 02:47

http://www.scmagazine.com/maxthon-browser-sends-personal-data-to-china-and-vulnerable-to-mitm-attacks/article/509634/ SC Magazine indicates Maxthon is sending information (history, etc) to China.

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Folders Popup v5.2.3

billon on 9 May 2016
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 May 2016
  • Suggested by JnLlnd

Folders Popup lets you move easily between frequently used folders within save dialogs. Click the middle mouse button to access your favorite folders within the menu.

A 64-bit version is included in the download.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes. Unicode support in 64-bit version.
License: Zlib license
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Depending on your operating system, launch one of the following:

  • 32-bit: FoldersPopup-[version number]-32-bit.exe
  • 64-bit: FoldersPopup-[version number]-64-bit.exe
If you're not sure, launch the 32-bit.
What's new?
  • Display clearer message when prompting for upgrade from FoldersPopup to Quick Access Popup (prompt displayed only for QAP releases with new features).
  • Add the auto-detection of .ahk and .vbs extensions when user add a favorite using drag-and-drop to the Settings window.
  • Stop launching Directory Opus when refreshing the list of open folders in listers if Directory Opus is not running.
  • French, Sweeden and German language files update.
  • New runtime v1.1.23.5 from AHK.
Latest comments
JnLlnd on 2016-05-09 21:01

Folders Popup v5.2.3 is a maintenance release. Users looking for new features are invited to check the Folders Popup's next generation app: Quick Access Popup (http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2765). Still free and still portable.

Version: 5.2.3 (2016-05-08)

- Display clearer message when prompting for upgrade from FoldersPopup to Quick Access Popup (prompt displayed only for QAP releases with new features)
- Add the auto-detection of .ahk and .vbs extensions when user add a favorite using drag-and-drop to the Settings window
- Stop launching Directory Opus when refreshing the list of open folders in listers if Directory Opus is not running
- French, Sweeden and German language files update
- New runtime v1.1.23.5 from AHK

Infobot on 2016-05-24 20:53

Every time I open a folder with Folders Popup then the explorer bar open too. Could you delete that function please? I mean the explorer bar on the left of the screen in a folder, I do not use it since the beginning op windows xp, it takes space.

Folders Popup doesn't work in some of the windows fileboxes in xp. Please test all possible fileboxes and you will notice that some don't work.
That is also the case with other alike programs.
Is it even possible to make all fileboxes work.

Infobot on 2018-01-16 01:58

I use windows xp sp 3 and I use the classic view and classic windows mapping in the folder options.

When I open things in a folder on the desktop using Folders Popup then the navigation pane opens too.
Could you delete that function please? I mean the navigation pane on the left of the screen, I don't use it since the beginning of windows xp, because it takes space. It only happens when opening clicking on an empty space on the desktop.

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Clipjump v12.5

webfork on 18 Jun 2017
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Apr 2016
  • Suggested by apph

Clipjump captures changes in the system clipboard in multiple clipboards. Then just one key (Ctrl+V by default) provides controls for pasting, editing, or exporting. The program supports a variety of customizations, plugins, and scripting. The program can create custom pasting formats, copy file data, and copy file paths onto the clipboard.

Functional on 64-bit systems, the program is Multilingual and written using AutoHotkey.

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: Apache License v2.0
How to extract: Download the ZIP package (32 or 64-bit) and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Clipjump.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Ditto
What's new?
  • Fixed crashing issues in v12.3 by using TooltipEx.
  • Now using SQlite database for History.
  • Ignore quick (<200ms) clipboard changes to prevent crashes.
  • New option to use Win-C and Win-X for copying to Clipjump.
  • New option to disable automatic clipboard monitoring.

Note for x64 downloaders - If you are updating from a past Clipjump installation, then old clips other than text data type (file/folder, image) will become invalid. See here for more info.
Latest comments
ripu on 2016-01-30 18:36

This is one awesome clipboard manager. And it's very light on system.

shnbwmn on 2016-02-07 08:37

You know a program's good when it's written in AHK. And you also know it's going to be light on system resources. Seriously, AHK is mandatory for anyone who's serious about being productive on a computer.

Crid on 2020-06-21 04:52

I switched to this from ArsClip about five years ago and love it. Win 10 now provides some of the functionality, but Clipjump has important options, and I have it configured to store my old clipboards. (Disk space is cheap, and it's really great to get be able to find some mundane info you cut-&-pasted a few weeks earlier.)

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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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Textreme v3.1 Updated

webfork on 12 Nov 2020
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Feb 2016
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Textreme is a tool for "text remodelling", allowing you to change text and modify its appearance by delete blanks or moving/insert words. Great for updating text files with lots of minor changes that would be manually tedious, the program offers a variety of string-based functions (deleting sections, inserting into a specific place, switching bits around, etc.) for text files. There are currently nine different actions that can be performed in various ways and actions can be cascaded in so that many changes can be made in a single pass.

Tip: Use "TextEditor="dummy\..\..\PathToYourEditor.exe" to specify an editor with relative path in Textreme.ini.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Path portability: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package according to your system and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Textreme.exe or Textreme64.exe.
Latest comments
Midas on 2016-02-14 11:17

Download link not working...

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Opera (Presto) v12.18

webfork on 16 Feb 2020
  • 26MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Feb 2016
  • Suggested by Chris Mehl

Version note: This program has not been updated since 2016 and may contain security vulnerabilities. Please see this entry for the latest version of Opera.

Opera (Presto) is a discontinued version of the Opera web browser, meaning feature development and maintenance for this version of Opera has ceased. Compared to the newer version based on Google Chrome, it features a leaner memory footprint, more user-interface customization, an RSS reader, integrated e-mail client, IRC chat, and native BitTorrent support. A variety of extensions are available to further extend functionality.

Alternative Portable versions:

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Opera Software
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download and run the installer
  2. Select Options and, from the Install menu, choose Stand-alone installation (USB)
  3. Set the Install path to a folder of your choice and click Accept & Install
  4. opera.exe will auto-launch after install
Similar/alternative apps: SeaMonkey Portable, Firefox Portable, Chromium Portable, Google Chrome Portable
What's new? See:
http://www.opera.com/blogs/security/2016/02/opera-12-and-opera-mail-security-update/
Latest comments
billon on 2016-02-15 18:59

UPDATED TO 12.18!!!11
no changelog yet on off. page

Specular on 2016-02-16 07:31

@billon mmm, it's odd. Just had a pop-up informing of a new version to download which is apparently v12.18 yet no official changelog has been released.

However did find an old My Opera stalwart who posted some of the changes over on the Vivaldi forums. Will continue this discussion on the PF thread...

Checker on 2016-02-26 18:15

Opera@USB v12.18 is available.

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Spread32 v1.18

webfork on 25 Aug 2016
  • 311KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Dec 2003
  • Suggested by Rudy C

Spread32 is a tiny, basic spreadsheet program that supports formulas with over 300 functions, sorting with multiple keys, freeze panes etc. Due to it's size, the program is limited to 256 columns x 65536 rows x 255 sheets.

Note: The original program has gone shareware -- the last freeware release can be found in the download link.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Windows registry.
Stealth: ? No. Saves settings to 'HKCU\Software\Bye Design\Spread32'.
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Spread32.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Gnumeric
What's new?
  • Fixed a bug with chart sheet tab colors not being saved.
  • Fixed a bug with defining names that are not references.
  • Fixed a bug with load/save of Japanese Yen symbol.
  • Fixed a bug with references being corrupted after a sheet is moved.
  • Fixed a bug with the formatting of cells containing hyperlinks.
  • Fixed a bug with some text boxes not loading correctly.
  • Fixed a bug with some chart data labels not loading correctly.
  • Fixed a bug with printer information not being converted correctly between Excel 95 and 97 formats.
  • Fixed a bug with loading autofilter ranges containing blank rows.
  • Added sheet password protection.
  • Added support for file auto_open macro.
  • Added the GOAL.SEEK, ON.SHEET, SELECT.END and SELECT.LAST.CELL macro commands.
  • Added the ISPMT worksheet function.
  • Added support for Book.xlt special template file for default settings.
  • Added support for numeric keypad local decimal character.
  • Added support for load/display/save of autoshapes in Excel 97 files.
  • Added support for line/fill colors and font formatting in text boxes.
  • Added support for decimal seconds when entering time values.
  • ...
  • Added Finnish language versions.
  • Changed the FORMULA macro command so that the target cell format is not reset.
  • Improved accuracy of FINV worksheet function.

Full changelog is at http://www.byedesign.co.uk/devdiary.htm.
Latest comments
Mixture on 2016-01-08 15:52

I've been using Spread32 version 1.18 for over ten years! Where have any of you been? Using M$ Excel or OpenOffice Calc?

shuunen on 2020-12-13 05:59

The developer restarted working on it, actually the latest version on his website is 3.06

Midas on 2020-12-14 08:50

From the homepage: "The Shareware version is free and not time-limited..."

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AltDrag v1.1

Checker on 11 Dec 2015
  • 256KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Aug 2015
  • Suggested by I am Baas

AltDrag is a lightweight program for moving and resizing windows. Simply hold down the Alt key and then click and drag any window near the sides of your screen to see available resize options. Besides just moving windows, you can resize, maximize and close them too.

See the website About page for usage tips.

Supports 64-bit systems.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GNU GPL v3
How to extract: Download the 7z package and extract (using 7-zip or a 7z-compatible archive program) to a folder of your choice. Launch AltDrag.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: DesktopOK
What's new?
  • AltDrag has moved to GitHub.
  • Fixed the shift key not being usable after dragging started (Windows 10).
  • Fixed various minor bugs.
Latest comments
Wolfghost on 2013-09-20 20:18

Nice one thanks and yes voted :)

Fixitman on 2013-09-21 13:49

Uh..why would you need this, you can click and drag to move or resize, minimize, maximize, and close windows with buttons or keyboard shortcuts, anyway?
Just asking?

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Extra Keys v2.2.1

webfork on 18 Dec 2015
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Nov 2015
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Extra Keys helps you to type many letters and symbols that may not appear on your keyboard, including accented characters for French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Scandinavian languages, as well as many other special symbols.

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

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch extrakeys.exe (for 32-bit OS) or extrakeys-x64.exe (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: Free Virtual Keyboard
Latest comments
outskirter on 2013-10-31 23:10

A very useful tool! It works exactly as claimed, is completely portable and runs from a single executable file. I keep a shortcut to it in my startup folder so that it's available in my system tray at all times, and I never close it.

avi-aryan on 2013-11-16 05:02

looks same like character map in windows 7

aldnoah on 2014-09-17 01:48

its a relief that people still posting good things even without them telling to do so, thanks for the article!
buy instagram packages

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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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NexusFont v2.6.2.1870 Updated

billon on 18 Jan 2021
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Nov 2015
  • Suggested by Barrette

NexusFont Viewer is a font viewer and manager. You can view all installed fonts, check font details, activate/deactivate fonts, export a font as bitmap, and more.

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 version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch nexusfont.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files
Similar/alternative apps: FontViewOK
What's new?
  • Color scheme for left library panel is now editable (edit skin.xml file).
Added:
  • Default_light skin (edit nexusfont.ini file to change skin).
  • Croatian language.
Fixed:
  • Font file has style (bold, italic) display error when anti-alias is on.
  • Deleting load failed fonts didn't work.
Latest comments
xor on 2015-04-28 20:50

Likewise it's great to be here :)

smaragdus on 2015-11-08 20:48

I have downloaded the latest version(2.6.2.1870) yet NexusFont finds some ghost update.

Provy on 2017-03-13 15:15

Thanks for the .ini tip, Christian. Otherwise, the program does "call home" looking for updates.

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Free Batch Music Splitter v1.2

webfork on 15 Oct 2018
  • 40MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Oct 2015
  • Suggested by ozok

Free Batch Music Splitter is a tool to split audio files into several parts or parts with a specified length. The program can do several splitting jobs at once. It will also add folders and subfolders, maintaining output folder structure.

Funcitonal with MP3, AAC, WAV, WAVPACK, OGG, OPUS, FLAC, ALAC, M4B and M4A files.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Apache 2
How to extract: Download the portable 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FreeBatchMusicSplitter.exe.
What's new?
  • Added: Options to specify how the output files are named.
  • Updated: FFmpeg.

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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NetConnectChoose v1.07

Checker on 25 May 2015
  • 114KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 May 2015
  • Suggested by Checker

NetConnectChoose lets you choose the default Internet connection for a given application. This is useful for security/speed (like using wired instead of wireless), to prevent overload, or save high bandwidth only for critical applications. Note that each connection must come from a different network adapter.

The program also displays extensive information about every active network/Internet connection, including network adapter name, MAC Address, Name Servers, MTU, Interface Speed, current incoming/outgoing data speed, number of received/sent packets, received/sent bytes, and more.

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 NetConnectChoose.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed bug: NetConnectChoose failed to remember the last size/position of the main window if it was not located in the primary monitor.

TakeOwnershipPro v1.6

webfork on 26 Oct 2017
  • 400KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by tproli

TakeOwnershipPro helps fix permissions issues by granting ownership to files or folders listed as belonging to another process. Supports drag and drop and can modify whole directories.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the installer, extract TakeOwnershipPro,1.exe or TakeOwnershipPro,2.exe (for 64-bit OS) to a folder of your choice and launch.

Optionally, delete TakeOwnershipPro,3.exe and TakeOwnershipPro,4.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Unlocker, Portable FileASSASSIN
Latest comments
Loonier on 2015-04-29 05:40

The {app} folder contains TWO exe files: TakeOwnershipPro,1.exe and TakeOwnershipPro,2.exe - seems like the 'How to extract' section needs rewriting...

Loonier on 2015-04-29 05:43

Just checked the Hash of the two files - they are identical.

DarkShadow on 2015-04-29 18:16

Uniextracted with innounp updated to 0.41
Only one .exe (TakeOwnershipPro.exe) !

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STDU Viewer v1.6.375

Checker on 27 Apr 2015
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Apr 2015
  • Suggested by joby_toss

STDU (Scientific and Technical Documentation Utility) Viewer is intended to combine a variety of document, text, and graphics format viewers into one. The program includes a modern tabbed interface, search, rotate, thumbnail view, etc. The program can also export pages to an image file, create bookmarks, and more.

Primarily supporting formats used (as the program name suggests) for scientific/technical docs (TIFF, PDF, DjVu, XPS, and JBIG2), the program also supports a variety of others including FB2, Comic Book Archive (CBR or CBZ), TCR, PalmDoc(PDB), MOBI, AZW, EPub, DCX and both standard and specialized image formats (PCX, WMF, EMF, PSD).

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: GDIPLUS.DLL only on Windows 2000
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware for private or educational use -- commercial users must register.
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch STDUViewerApp.exe.
What's new?
  • Fix minor bugs.
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2015-04-28 03:10

Doesn`t work half the time, keeps saying the epub file is corrupt. Yet, they open in Sumatra and just about any other epub viewer with no issues.

Specular on 2017-11-15 14:16

Anyone know security-wise if this is still worth using? It's now been more than two years without an update and I wonder what the risk to using it is, vs say Adobe Reader with its never-ending vulnerabilities.

webfork on 2017-11-19 18:17

@Specular: I think if you're asking a question like that, it's probably wise to use an updated viewer. There have been a few PDF vulnerabilities over the past year, but I think you have to enable various Adobe-only extras that I don't think STDU has in it's program.

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CSVpad v1.2

webfork on 25 Apr 2017
  • 692KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Dec 2014
  • Suggested by kitsaros

CSVpad is a handy basic spreadsheet editor for the CSV (Comma-separated values) format. The program includes hotkeys, column and row management, export to other spreadsheet formats, and more.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / 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 CSVpad.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: CSV Buddy, DMcsvEditor, CSVFileView, CSVed
What's new?
    Version 1.2 :
  • Added : Undo function
  • Added : Redo function
  • Updated : Open url
  • Updated : documentation
  • Fixed : duplicate rows / columns
  • Fixed : hotkeys
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Special on 2015-05-20 12:54

I gave CSVed a try as well, and it feels even more sluggish then CSVFileView, maybe it's just the files I'm using, there about 200-300KB's in size with a few 700~KB's ones.

BGM on 2018-01-21 17:38

Any idea how to use commandline to open files with csvpad?

Midas on 2018-01-21 19:56

Doesn't "csvpad.exe myfile.csv" work? Ask for help in the forum topic...

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DI Radio Player v1.28.0.3

webfork on 22 Oct 2016
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Oct 2014
  • Suggested by Midas

DI Radio Player plays streams from Digitally Imported, Sky.fm, JazzRadio, RockRadio and Fresca Radio. Includes a track history, comments link, sleep/shutdown options, basic visualizations, equalizer, and hotkeys

The program is functional with DI.FM premium and offers a variety of quality levels and supports favorites.

NOTE: website offline; linking to softpedia (thanks smaragdus).

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
.NET framework 2.0
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DI Radio.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: StreamWriter
What's new?
  • Updated Digitally Imported's old 256k MP3 option with the new 320k MP3 one
  • Now you can edit your favourites list for RockRadio
  • Updated the Network page on the Options panel to better explain the Proxy's behaviour
  • Updated some help texts

Full changelog at http://difm.eu/changelog.
Latest comments
Prompt24 on 2014-12-07 16:49

Thanks a lot indeed!

webfork on 2015-10-03 22:33

Great program that's definitely my preferred DI.FM premium interface but unfortunately I'm having constant connection issues.  I tried to contact the dev but couldn't seem to get access to their forum.  For the moment, I've switched over to VLC.

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Leafier v1.1.1.1

Midas on 21 Nov 2014
  • 615KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Leafier is a simple HTML editor with tag insertion feature. Unicode, tabbed multi document interface, syntax highlighting, customizable colors, fonts, and more. Comes with a variety of predefined tags to insert.

Languages: Swedish, Japanese, Greek, Chinese Traditional

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
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 an empty file Leafier.ini within this folder
  3. Launch Leafier.exe
Similar/alternative apps: RJ TextEd, Scriptly
What's new? Google Translate(d) changelog:

    Version 1.1.1.1 (2014-11-20)
  • Eliminate the immovable area of the selected character string in wrapping display state.
  • Fixed a bug that occurs when the folder operations in Windows Explorer such as an external (Delete, etc.).
  • Problems that occur in language change or the like, fix the other.

(Japanese original at http://www.vieas.com/en/software/lea_his.html)
Latest comments
webfork on 2013-03-16 16:44

Sunclad: I have no explanation for your download issues. I was able to download it almost instantly. I can only suggest trying a download from softpedia http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/WEB-Design/HTML-Editors/Leafier.shtml

NickR on 2013-05-17 01:02

Version 1.0.2.0 (2013-05-16)
The Leafier Update History for this new version
translates from Japanese to:
'64-bit version released, and much'

64-bit version is likely of interest to many here

zorro on 2016-09-28 14:52

Interesting enough, Leafier (x64) does not support the use of the "AltGr"-Key (german keyboard), what makes the use of brackets (who needs brackets for HTML/CSS?) really annoying (you have to insert them by opening the charmap...). Funny deal-breaker...

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XCOPY Frontend v1.1.2

webfork on 27 Apr 2019

XCOPY Frontend gives easy control over the process of copying multiple files or an entire directory tree from one place to another or over a network. As the name suggests, the program creates an interface for the native Windows XCOPY command. The program shows an overview of all available options and parameters, making it easy to customize the needed elements for a given process..

XCOPY commands created with the program can be run within the program or copied for use in other system batch files / automation.

You can also paste an existing XCOPY command into the program to customize, modify, or run.

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch xcopyFE.[version number].hta.

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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EverEdit v2.9.0.2074

webfork on 5 Nov 2016
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Nov 2013
  • Suggested by avi-aryan

EverEdit is a fast, lightweight, skinnable and extendable editor. While it can serve as a Notepad replacement, it also offers many powerful features for Web page authors and programmers including snippet support, markdown support with instant preview, syntax highlighting for many languages, full Emmet Support aka Zen Coding, multiple selection (smart rename), and more.

The program includes a hex editor and easily edits large files (1 Gig+).

Note: v2.9.0.2074 is (presently) the last freeware version, which is no longer hosted by the authors. We are linking to majorgeeks for the 32-bit version and archive.org for the 64-bit version (thanks DzejPy and lintalist).

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch everedit.exe

Optionally:
  • To disable auto-check for update: open setting.ini in a text editor and add AutoUpdate=4 under [Setting]
  • Delete unnecessary language files. 1033.lng = English, 1041.lng = Japanese
    2052.lng = Chinese
What's new? Note: v2.9.0.2074 is (presently) the last freeware version

Note by the author: "I will not add new features for 2.9xx., but I will continue fix the bugs for this version."
Latest comments
Midas on 2014-05-13 09:59

FYI, the commercial EverEdit v3.2.2.3678 was released on 2014/05/13...

(http://www.everedit.net/news/)

DzejPy on 2016-11-03 19:05

Download links do not work... Error 404.
32bit version is available here: http://jdem.cz/cjg3v4 (redirected to FTP server)
64bit version is available here: http://jdem.cz/cjg3x9 (redirected to FTP server)
32bit version is also available MajorGeeks: http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/everedit.html

webfork on 2016-11-05 23:09

Thanks DzejPy

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Timer v1.00

smaragdus on 21 Mar 2017
  • 9KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Apr 2000
  • Suggested by and0629

Timer is a small timer to time on-screen events. Just click on the window to start timing, and click again to stop. Timing is accurate to the millisecond.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch timer.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: OnlyStopWatch Ten Timer

ImgBurn v2.5.8.0

billon on 25 Feb 2018
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Jun 2017
  • Suggested by Ben Laufer

ImgBurn writes most types of image files for CD, DVD, HD DVD and Blu-ray burning. It supports the latest writers (including booktype/bitsetting on many of the major ones such as BenQ, LiteOn, NEC, Plextor, Sony etc.). You can also ImgBurn to erase/format your rewritable media.

Includes disc testing, verification (that files are exactly the same as those on the disc) and supports many world languages.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Copy or move the contents of $INSTDIR to a folder of your choice
  3. Create an empty text file in this folder and paste the following:

    [Settings]
    PortableMode=1
    FILELOCATIONS_GraphDataFiles=.\Graph Data Files\
    FILELOCATIONS_ImageFiles=.\Image Files\
    FILELOCATIONS_LogFiles=.\Log Files\
    FILELOCATIONS_ProjectFiles=.\Project Files\
    FILELOCATIONS_QueueFiles=.\Queue Files\

  4. Rename this text file ImgBurn.ini
  5. Finally, launch ImgBurn.exe
Similar/alternative apps: InfraRecorder
What's new? See:
http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=changelog
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fang-face on 2015-04-15 00:52

"Copy or move the contents of $INSTDIR to a folder of your choice":
I just extracted using uniextract (2. try: 7zip, same result). There is no $INSTDIR, only $PLUGINSDIR, SOUNDS and files imgburn.exe, imgburnpreview.exe, readme.txt.
I suppose this altogether is equivalent to $INSTDIR ? At least it seems to work and afterwards the ini is 18KiB and it created dir "Log Files".

smaragdus on 2015-04-15 04:09

I confirm that *fang-face* is right- the extraction of the latest version of ImgBurn (2.5.8.0) with Universal Extractor version 1.6.1 or with 7-Zip version 9.20 doesn't create any '$INSTDIR' directory.

alanc on 2016-09-25 11:58

"Includes disc testing, verification (that files are exactly the same as those on the disc)"

Re verification: I'm not sure, but I think the program only verifies that the burned content is readable. I don't see the source drive active during this process.

I always verify with WinMerge after burning:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1259

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PasteColor v0.1

Checker on 4 Aug 2014
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by tproli

PasteColor is a color picker tool that helps you copy or paste color values with ease. The program has a "picker" system that enables copying colors to the clipboard from color pickers, paste color to color pickers in RGB, HEX formats or using HTML color names, input color validation, and will remember last selected color. Interface includes user-defined colors support, configurable hotkeys, and an available system tray icon with enable/disable feature.

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

Written using AutoIt3 (source included in download).

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PasteColor.exe (for 32-bit OS) or PasteColorX64.exe (for 64-bit OS).
Latest comments
xor on 2015-04-24 23:56

No doubt minimalistic user created tiny specific apps turn out to be the most productive and useful ones.

shnbwmn on 2016-04-07 21:37

Created by the yaP guy. I like :)

FileHandler on 2018-05-10 14:46

Been using it for years and could not do without it. Fastest way to insert colors into color dialogs

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TyperTask v1.20

smaragdus on 30 Apr 2018
  • 53KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Mar 2012
  • Suggested by dmg

TyperTask is a powerful automation utility with a simple text-based interface. The program enables a variety of capabilities including automatic text replacement as you type, launch of web addresses and files via hotkeys, mouse events, window focus and more.

Note that first-time users should read the detailed instructions and examples of function definitions available under the Help menu.

NOTE: Program discontinued, linking to archive.org. Also available from PortableApps (thanks shnbwmn).

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download typertask.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: Lintalist, PhraseExpress, Texter
Latest comments
webfork on 2018-04-14 14:26

smaragdus: yes, please do

Andrew Lee on 2018-04-17 22:32

Thanks to smaragdus. I have made V1.20 available for direct download.

shnbwmn on 2018-04-18 07:02

On PortableApps (1.20 Rev. 2):

https://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/typertask-portable

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GridMove 1.19.60

freakazoid on 4 Jun 2016
  • 922KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by wolfman

GridMove tries to make windows management easier by defining a visual grid on your desktop, to which you can easily snap windows. This program comes bundled with some predefined grid templates that can be easily swapped, but also includes ways to create custom grids and share them with others.

Additional features include tools for resizing, displaying windows in cascade or mosaic views, and making a window remain on top, and more.

Created using AutoHotkey.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License
How to extract:
  1. Download "GridMoveSetup.exe" installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. The application is in the {app} folder
  3. Create a file called GridMove.exe.ini beside GridMove.exe with the following info: https://gist.github.com/anonymous/ba7886cc52a519a037bc70b57176137c
  4. Launch GridMove.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Winsplit Revolution
Latest comments
freakazoid on 2009-12-14 20:22

I've been meaning to try this just so I can emulate the AeroSnap feature from Windows 7 on Windows XP.

shnbwmn on 2016-01-08 00:11

This program is amazing. It's the only one I've found so far that actually let's you define a GRID as opposed to merely snapping windows to borders or resizing windows in increments.

freakazoid on 2016-05-11 04:27

So I finally had a chance to test this app.

It takes a tiny bit of effort to learn how to set up grids, but once you have them set up, GridMove really sings. Memory usage is around 2.6 MB RAM.

I'm going to use this in place of Sizer.

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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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Xenu's Link Sleuth v1.3.8

Midas on 7 Jan 2018
  • 741KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Sep 2010
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Xenu's Link Sleuth checks websites for broken links. Verification is done on "normal" HREF links, as well as images, frames, plug-ins, backgrounds, local image maps, style sheets, scripts, and java applets. It displays a continuously updated list of URLs which you can sort by various criteria. A report can be produced at any time.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: WININET.DLL (included with Internet Explorer)
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract
  2. Extract the installer to a folder of your choice
  3. Delete $PLUGINSDIR folder
  4. Launch Xenu.exe
What's new? Major improvements:

  • check css @import statements within <STYLE>...</STYLE>
    check url() elements within <STYLE>...</STYLE>
    check url() element within STYLE=
  • parse css files similar to <STYLE>...</STYLE>
Minor improvements:
  • sort "broken page-local links" section in report
  • url property dialog now resizeable
  • mailto with empty rest => "mailto:", not "mailto:@".
  • mailto:name%40host.com => mailto:name@host.com
  • all mailto: URLs of a host with successful DNS lookup are set to "skip type"
  • dito also for previously failed mailto: URLs of that successful looked up host
  • light green color for "mail host ok", which replaces text "skip type" for mailto:
  • renamed "maximum level" to "maximum depth"
  • GraphViz only for "ok" links
Misc:
  • changed link counting method, now in AddUrl
  • clean possible memory leaks when finishing; FreeLibrary() for DNSAPI.DLL
  • changed toolbars slightly, preparations for VS2010
  • for VS2010, expand application class with virtual INI functions because I hate the registry
  • "#" as error (not in public release)
  • DLL security: fully qualified path for LoadLibrary()
Bug fixes:
  • Lower case in check for .gif, .png etc
  • corrected bug in change from 25.5.2010 "set recent URL list to 100 instead of 10"
  • correct bug about CCriticalSection usage for ServerMap and CharsetMap
  • fix for false alert in VS2010 buffer overflow check
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James Randal on 2011-04-20 06:37

Comment above is in relation to its portability. The application functions perfect for its purpose...

billon on 2018-01-07 14:58

1.3.9 beta from August 2017 available

webfork on 2018-01-13 10:51

@billon: awesome news, this program only comes up once in a while but it's a huge help. I was wondering if it worked with newer web linking methods.

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Calcute v11.5.27

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013
  • 233KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by risk

Calcute is an unobstrusive scientific tape calculator. Calcute lets you enter complete expressions as if you were using a regular text editor. You can see what you are doing so you can easily make corrections. Type what you want to calculate, press Enter to get the answer. The calculator keypad can remain hidden or it can be shown if you prefer to click buttons with the mouse instead of typing.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware (accepts donations)
How to extract: Download the installer and extract using 7-Zip to a folder of your choice. Launch Calcute.exe.
Latest comments
Fun, fun, fun. on 2008-02-21 18:02

Cool program, ugly though. In case you haven't figured out (it took me a while), the textured bar to the left of the text area is what you grab to move the window.

webfork on 2011-04-20 22:14

Every other device (Android, iOS, Mac, etc.) that doesn't have this format calculator just drives me crazy. Writing out the whole problem before calculating is so much better than a single window, single-output view.

MarkB on 2011-05-17 21:43

ESBCalc (free portable persion) is a good free alternative in my opinion.

http://www.esbconsult.com/esbcalc/esbcalc.htm

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StrokeIt v0.9.7

Checker on 6 Aug 2014

StrokeIt is a mouse gesture recognition engine and command processor. By "drawing" symbols on the screen while holding the right mouse button, you can perform various actions such as controlling the web browser, minimizing all windows on the desktop etc. StrokeIt currently recognizes more than 80 unique mouse gestures and can be easily trained to recognize many more.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / 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: Free for individual and not-for-profit charitable entity use (excluding governmental entities and educational institutions)
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and install to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete uninstall.exe and shortcut on Desktop
  3. Create an empty file called strokeit.ini within the same folder
  4. Launch strokeit.exe
What's new? StrokeIt .9.7 Released - 4 January, 2010

- New Pro version with Lua scripting and support for 4/5 button mice.
- Fixed all known crashes on Win95 through Win7.
Latest comments
ChemZ on 2010-10-28 16:29

Combine this with PopSel and you got a pretty decent file launcher!
Great!

ChemZ on 2011-05-18 10:30

Wrong version number... it's V0.97, not 9.7. Fixed, but everything else is the same.

bajaatan on 2011-06-25 11:33

7-zip can extract from installer.
Move all from $_OUTDIR to program folder
Delete $_OUTDIR, $COMMONFILES and $0
Create empty file strokeit.ini.

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Fotografix v1.5

webfork on 5 Apr 2016
  • 735KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Jun 2010
  • Suggested by Lare2

Fotografix is a small image editor that can be used for graphic design, and basic drawing. Includes a variety of color tools, filters like "Sharpen", "Find Edges" as layers, channels, and masks. Paint and brush tools are included and the program supports a wide number of graphics formats including those of Photoshop and GIMP.

A help file and 20 additional world languages including Chinese, Spanish, French, etc. are available from the website.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Partial. Saves its settings in ANSI including recent file paths.
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Fotografix.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PhotoDemon
What's new? Version 1.5 (1 June 2010)

New Gaussian Blur filter.

Multi-layer TIFF images and GIF animations can now be opened.

Middle mouse button now invokes the Hand tool for panning.

New blending modes: Darken, Lighten, Difference, Exclusion, Pin Light, Hard Mix.
Latest comments
Cattleya on 2011-08-14 12:49

Awesome portable app, have all feature I need: transparent image, blur..

Cattleya on 2013-07-19 03:32

And Fotografix 2 coming soon, this program under development, so it may be the best free image editor now.

http://lmadhavan.com/software/fotografix2/

New feature that i like: Plugins

Midas on 2014-02-25 19:08

Fotografix v2.0.3 released November 17, 2013 is available at the URL above...

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Monoff4 v1.6.0.0

webfork on 1 Feb 2017
  • 72KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Nov 2009
  • Suggested by tproli

Monoff puts your monitor in a low power or power off mode, saving electricity.

Note: Main site offline -- linking to user-provided mirror.

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. There will be two almost identical files: a portable version with an S at the end and one without (Monoff4s.exe and Monoff4.exe)
  3. Delete Monoff4.exe
  4. Launch Monoff4s.exe

Optionally, rename Monoff4s.exe to Monoff4s.scr to use the program as a screensaver.
Latest comments
tproli on 2010-03-01 19:46

Not every laptop has a dedicated button to turn off the screen; if you're using a laptop with external mouse then you'll appreciate this proggie.
Anyway, it's simple - if you think it's stupid then don't use it.

Emka on 2011-12-26 08:37

Links seem to be broken.

webfork on 2012-04-11 00:21

Emka: updated.

I'm actually glad this situation came up as I'd forgotten all about this program and have the exact sort of setup tproli is talking about: a monitor situation without a simple off button. Saves a lot of time and energy.

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Gamma Panel v1.0.0.2

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013
  • 117KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Gamma Panel lets you adjust brightness, contrast and gamma settings for your monitor in real-time. You can also save various settings to different profiles, and apply these profiles by using user-defined global hotkeys.

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / Win2K / WinXP
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 the program by double-clicking gapa.exe.
Latest comments
freakazoid on 2009-12-22 14:01

Updated dead links with MajorGeeks.com mirror.

ihateyou on 2013-12-14 13:42

Works great in Windows Xp, takes 4,34 mb RAM.

olliebean on 2017-04-16 20:36

Would love to have something like this that accepts command line arguments, so I could set up hotkeys to control it with AutoHotKey.

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FileSieve v2.03

Midas on 17 Apr 2015
  • 72KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Dec 2005
  • Suggested by tproli

File Sieve is a small tool that can take the files from a directory and copy or move them into a new folder, while creating subfolders from A-Z and sorting the files into them based on their name (first letter). The program can come in handy if you want to organize files for archiving, or to put them on a CD.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: MSVBVM60.DLL
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FileSieve2.exe.
What's new?
  • It is now possible to have the Destination directory listed as a source directory. The implications of this, if utilised, is unknown.

Full v2.x changelog is at http://software.bootblock.co.uk/?id=filesieve2&view=changelog.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-04-16 21:58

The new version (FileSieve 3.00) is not portable.

Midas on 2015-04-17 15:40

Previous FileSieve v0.97 (no DotNET dependency) is available from http://software.bootblock.co.uk/?id=filesieve ...

Would those who tested the newer version be so kind as to report their findings in the official forum topic?

h3kt0r on 2020-10-28 21:05

Extremely useful program when it comes to alphabetically sort roms files into folders.

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Taskix v1.5

Midas on 21 Apr 2015
  • 70KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by steven0451

Taskix lets you reorder buttons on the taskbar using drag-and-drop. Note that if "Group similar taskbar buttons" is set, you will be able to move a button inside the group or move the group as a whole, but not to move a button out of its group. If you open many windows so buttons end up stacked up on a single taskbar button, Taskix will also work inside the stacked button list.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Taskix32.exe.
Latest comments
Paul Moore on 2008-08-05 07:52

Taskix seems to occasionally get windows confused for me. I've had a few windows which simply won't come to the top when I click on them - they stay behind the others. It's not necessarily taskix at fault (I have VirtuaWin running as well), but switching it off fixed the problem.

Kaleb on 2009-08-31 21:38

Uh... there are not any zip files to download.
So, how do I make it portable?

freakazoid on 2009-09-29 02:34

kaleb, the new version of Taskix uses the MSI install method.

v1.5 still exists on the Taskix server:
http://robustit.com/taskix/Taskix1.5_32.zip

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q10 v1.2.21

Checker on 6 Aug 2014

q10 is a distraction-free, full screen writing environment (similar to Writeroom for OS X). Just you and a black screen to get your writing done without the distraction of menus, icons, etc. Includes a timer, spell check, and a customizable look. [Note: The version used for the size calculation was the version that includes the spell check]

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder.
Unicode support: Partial. According to the forums for this software the next version (1.2.22) will have full unicode support.
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "PortableApps" self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch q10.exe.
Latest comments
Midas on 2009-09-02 13:07

One word: abandonware -- wish someone would take it up to iron the tiny niggles it still has... It would then be absolutely perfect!

KingMudkip on 2009-10-18 15:49

You can now download a .zip of Q10 from the site & not have to mess around with the .paf file.

KingMudkip on 2010-01-23 13:32

Hey, has anybody tried this thing under Win7?

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MultiRes v1.58

billon on 9 Jan 2019
  • 93KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Sep 2006
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

MultiRes works like an updated version of the venerable "QuickRes" applet for Windows 95, with administrative scripting facilities and extended capabilities to handle refresh rates and multiple monitors. Supported resolution and refresh rates are accessible from the command-line or from a simple menu that pops up from the system tray.

An optional timed confirmation prompt "enabled by default in the program About box" ensures that any changes you make can be reversed safely, without fuss.

Category:
Runs on:WinAll
Writes settings to: None
License: Free for personal use
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract contents or the #setuppath# directory to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete uninstal.exe
  3. Launch MultiRes.exe
Latest comments
tproli on 2019-01-09 10:25

Website and download link are 404.

webfork on 2019-01-09 12:49

@tproli: Good catch, thanks. Updated.

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FGWndGrab v0.4.0

webfork on 4 Feb 2017
  • 173KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by Fluffy Bot

FGWndGrab is a screen capture utility supporting 6 different kinds of grabbing (control, client area, window, desktop, virtual screen, and rectangular area). It also features save to clipboard, save to file (multiple image file types supported), multi-monitor awareness, thumbnailing, watermarking, image tagging, image uploading, and automatic background filling.

Note: The site has gone offline so we are linking to the archive.org mirror.

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Non-XP systems require GDI+ DLL to run.
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FGWndGrab.exe.
Latest comments
dany on 2012-01-04 07:55

I wish this was open source, so that I could get it up to date with win7 and 64bit. I only got 0.1 alpha to work with, but that's a huge step away from 0.4...
Oh well, still one of my favorite screen capture apps.

smaragdus on 2014-04-19 02:06

"Update 0.4.0: Added support for Windows 98..."
This is even more archaic than MWSnap, which was released in 2002 and at least officially supports Windows XP.

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