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Pidgin Portable v2.14.4 Updated

Andrew Lee on 5 May 2021
  • 56MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 May 2021
  • Suggested by USB_Kx

Pidgin is an easy-to-use multi-protocol instant messaging client with a tabbed interface, customizable sounds, themes and more. Supports a long list of networks including Google Talk, IRC, XMPP, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, Sametime, Groupwise, and more, as well as many features such as file transfers, away messages, buddy icons, emoticons and typing notifications. A huge number of additional chat networks are supported via third-party plugins.

Pidgin Portable is a version of the program from PortableApps. A wide variety of plugins are available to add more features including networks, security, interface tweaks and more. Themes are available via an additional download.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac OS and Linux. Supports 80+ world languages.

Alternate portable versions:

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PidginPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: MirdandaNG, InstantBird
What's new? See: https://bitbucket.org/pidgin/www/src/tip/htdocs/ChangeLog
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-01-04 20:52

I usually never complain when there is a way to make a program portable but I have just wasted about half an hour updating (copying, moving, deleting, renaming) the native compressed version of Pidgin. And I forgot that the working Facebook plug-in was not included in the package and had to download it separately (but before that I deleted the "unknown" Facebook profile). Why do the developers still keep the no longer working Facebook-XMPP plug-in and do not adopt the working Facebook Chat (purple-facebook) plug-in is a mystery to me. Pidgin developers offer an offline installer (containing GTK+) and GTK+ for Windows yet they do not intend to provide a compressed portable-ready version for Windows. Updating Pidgin is a pain, as it is a pain to make it portable on first run.

MIKLO on 2016-06-30 14:41

WOW I find this really interesting that this software has been being downloaded or at least talked about for 9 years. Some of the first comments talk about this being worthless and a waste of time cuz Pidgin already has a Portable version. There is also talk about Haller wasting his time doing this... hmmm so what am I doing here also wasting my time? lol Anyway in my opinion any and all discussion even on so called "worthless" builds serve a purpose. If nothing else I get a link in my email letting me know that there is something I can go see and waste my time on some "worthless" and not needed software. Aint life great?
MIKLO

Midas on 2016-07-01 11:04

@MIKLO: It sure is. Thanks for wasting my time... 3:)

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ScreenToGif v2.29.1 Updated

Andrew Lee on 4 May 2021
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 May 2021
  • Suggested by Wolfghost

ScreenToGif is a feature-rich recording program for screen, webcam and whiteboard. The program is customizable, includes hotkeys and recordings can be edited and saved to animated GIF, APNG or video formats. You can control frame-rate, snap the recorder to a window, add text/objects, and denote mouse-clicks and key-presses. The editor can also modify existing GIFs and includes resize, crop, flip/rotate, captions, progress bars, borders, watermarks, transitions and more.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: MS-PL
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create there an empty text file and name it Settings.xaml
  3. For more stealthy behavior, click on "Options", then "Temporary files" and replace the path in the "Location folder" with a single period: "."
  4. Launch ScreenToGif.exe
Similar/alternative apps: GifCam, Instagiffer
What's new? See: https://github.com/NickeManarin/ScreenToGif/releases
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2017-08-15 13:48

I'm impressed at this great software, easy to use, works flawlessly just a very nice job thank you so much. Small footprint and very intuitive what more could anyone want with easy to do GIF making. :) Again great job Nicke.
MIKLO

__philippe on 2017-08-15 19:05

ScreenToGif would be even better, if it was not for its unwieldy Net Framework 4.6.1 addiction
(2.5 GB of available hard disk space required).

For me, I'll stick with leaner, self-contained GifCam instead, thank you.

https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2541

webfork on 2017-09-08 03:15

The editor for this program just gets better and better. I've really enjoyed seeing it's progress over time.

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WizTree v3.41 Updated

Special on 5 May 2021
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 May 2021
  • Suggested by I am Baas

WizTree is a very fast disk space analyzer and search tool, scanning a single folder or your entire hard drive quickly and showing those files and folders using the most disk space. The program uses the NTFS Master File Table (MFT) feature in Windows to rapidly view files.

Note that this high-speed mode is limited to local, NTFS-formatted drives. The program must do a (much slower) scan of FAT-formatted or network drives for analysis.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Free for personal use/Donationware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WizTree.exe or WizTree64.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: SpaceSniffer, Xinorbis
What's new? Changelog at https://wiztreefree.com/whats-new.
Latest comments
Special on 2021-02-20 18:33

No idea what to tell you, 3.35 does not do this, 3.36 does... Guess we need more people to chime in here.

I'm also going to delete my comments "soon-ish" here because this is not the place to do troubleshooting, posting IPs, ect. Maybe the forums is better place for back and forth or PMs.

Midas on 2021-02-21 11:56

Yes, it's official site policy to conduct malware related discussions in the forums. Please do.

antibody on 2021-02-21 13:35

I've posted in the forum about this issue. I'd like to know if anyone else is having this problem.

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FileZilla v3.53.1 Updated

freakazoid on 2 May 2021
  • 40MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Mar 2021
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

FileZilla is a fast and reliable FTP client, including secure options SFTP and TLS. The program interface includes an easy-to-use tabbed window, drag-and-drop capability, bookmarks, remote and recursive file search, remote file editing and a managable upload/download queue. Internally, it supports connection throttling, keepalive, timeout detection, IPv6, SOCKS 4/5 and HTTP 1.1 proxy etc.

Alternatively, Filezilla Portable is pre-configured as portable and automatically adjusts paths, as well as X-Filezilla.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux. For Windows XP, an older and unsupported version is available. A portable Filezilla server is available as part of XMPP.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. In the main folder, create a 2 new folders named cache and settings
  3. Open the Docs folder and edit the file fzdefaults.xml.example using a programmer's notepad such as Notepad2 or Notepad++
  4. Change the following strings:

    <Setting name="Config Location">$SOMEDIR/filezilla/</Setting>
    to:
    <Setting name="Config Location">settings</Setting>

    and
    <Setting name="Cache directory">$USERPROFILE/Documents</Setting>
    to:
    <Setting name="Cache directory">cache</Setting>
  5. Save the modified file to the main folder as fzdefaults.xml
  6. Launch FileZilla.exe
Similar/alternative apps: WinSCP, Bitvise SSH Client
What's new? View changelog
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-05-27 06:44

@giulia
See this forum comment- https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=86763#p86763
"How to extract:" instructions should be redacted accordingly.

smaragdus on 2017-06-03 03:56

@billon
Thanks for updating "How to extract".

rb161 on 2020-07-27 22:17

Having used it for many years, Filezilla has lost its way now in my opinion. The irritating pop up balloon on every successful upload is just one of the annoyances. The latest update seemed to corrupt something on my Windows and I was reduced to about one fifteenth of the normal upload speed. Going back to an ancient version hasn't fixed the issue and the portable versions are the same. However WinSCP works fine so it's that for me from now on.

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qBittorrent v4.3.5 Updated

Special on 2 May 2021
  • 25MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 May 2021
  • Suggested by rbon

qBittorrent is a file sharing client modeled as an open alternative to ĀµTorrent. It includes a torrent search engine, support for all extensions (DHT, Peer Exchange, crypto, Magnet/BitComet etc.), web interface, RSS, scheduler, IP Filtering (eMule and PeerGuardian compatible), IPv6 compliance and more. Uniquely, it includes a program lock to password-protect the interface.

The program includes torrent creation and even tracker capabilities (for serving content).

Clients are also available for other platforms (Mac, Linux, FreeBSD, OS/2) and in ~25 world languages. Alternatively, a PortableApps version is also available.

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: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a folder in the same directory called profile
  3. Launch qbittorrent.exe

Optionally, you may delete the file qbittorrent.pdb, which can take up a great deal of space and is only used for crash reports (thanks freakazoid).
Similar/alternative apps: ĀµTorrent, Free Download Manager
What's new? See:
https://www.qbittorrent.org/news.php
Latest comments
appsuser on 2019-05-06 20:41

@thepiney: Same here. I've used magnet links no problem. The only time I've had errors is when the program loses access to the downloaded torrent files while it's still trying to share them (if you deleted or moved the downloaded files without deleting the torrent file). I moved from uTorrent because they started adding advertising, but there are settings tweaks to remove it.

JudyGarland on 2019-12-05 06:31

Qbittorrent does not support Windows XP and Vista anymore from v.4.2.0, though 'portableapps' seems not aware of that.
Please update 'System Requirements' section.

Regards

liamZ on 2019-12-19 05:46

Hi, from the changelog of qbittorrent 4.2.1: (not the portableapps.com version)

FEATURE: Enable portable mode if "profile" directory exists

Anyone knows how does it work?

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