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Tablacus Explorer v20.10.30 Updated

billon on 30 Oct 2020
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Oct 2020
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Tablacus Explorer is a quad-pane file manager that supports tabs, mouse gestures, favorites, filters and different view styles. Its functionality can be extended via plug-ins which can be installed and updated from within the program.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT License
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TE32.exe or TE64.exe depending on your OS.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: Q-Dir
What's new? See:
https://github.com/tablacus/TablacusExplorer/releases
Latest comments
Callithumpian on 2020-02-17 02:25

Screen shot for clarity about what is happening.
http://www.stonehome.net.au/Defender%20Prevents%20Tablacus.jpg

webfork on 2020-02-17 20:37

@Callithumpian: You need to disable SmartScreen, a program that has historically blocked even some Microsoft installations.

rfithen on 2020-04-20 10:19

Am I msising something? The Devs changelog always says "Some fix". lol.

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QOwnNotes v20.10.11 Updated

billon on 28 Oct 2020
  • 64MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Oct 2020
  • Suggested by pbek

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

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

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

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new? See:
https://www.qownnotes.org/changelog.html
Latest comments
pbek on 2017-07-23 06:01

Thank you for you kind words, @MIKLO.

hamasaki on 2019-08-09 20:08

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

hamasaki on 2019-08-11 22:01

Fixed in latest update.

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BitComet v1.72 Updated

billon on 22 Oct 2020
  • 41MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Oct 2020
  • Suggested by xlioilx

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

The download includes both 32 and 64-bit versions.

Note: Many years ago, BitComet attracted a lot of critics due to its non-compliance with several standards. While still developed in China, most issues have since been resolved.

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

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

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

/Corn

smaragdus on 2018-05-16 23:23

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

Midas on 2018-05-17 14:09

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

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PeaZip v7.4.2 Updated

billon on 5 Oct 2020
  • 25MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Oct 2020
  • Suggested by Yucca

PeaZip is a feature-rich file archiver with broad support for 200+ file types. The file manager interface includes a hash tool, file wipe, file associations, file splitter, themes, estimated compression level, system benchmark, image crop/rename and much more.

Formats supported include most mainstream archive formats, including ZIP, 7Z, ACE, BZIP2, CAB, GZIP, TAR, UPX, ZIPX, as well as it's own PEA format. Can extact but not create MSI and RAR files.

Cross platform (Linux/BSD) and a 64-bit version is available. Alternatively, PeaZip Portable portablizes bookmarks and includes both 32 and 64-bit versions, automatically using the proper one on each PC. Note that tools setup through the Task Scheduler are not portable.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU LGPL
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch peazip.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: 7-Zip, IZArc, Bandizip
What's new? See:
https://peazip.github.io/changelog.html#latest_software_release
Latest comments
AndTheWolf on 2014-11-16 17:37

Download link (http://www.peazip.org/peazip-portable.html) raises a 404 "not found" error. Link instead just to http://www.peazip.org/ or to http://peazip.sourceforge.net/peazip-portable.html.

webfork on 2014-11-16 18:56

AndTheWolf: Joby updated, thanks for the note

Happy.Camper2 on 2014-12-24 02:22

My experience with PeaZip is to go to:

HomePage: http://www.peazip.org/
Download Link: http://www.peazip.org/downloads/peazip-5.5.2.WINDOWS.exe

Happy Holidays to everyone :)

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7-Zip Portable v19.00 Rev 2 Updated

billon on 18 Sep 2020
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

7-Zip is an archive manager that can view and create a wide variety of formats. The program includes folder favorites, optional two-pane view, checksum calculator, file split/combine capability and more. Individual archives can be created with high speed or high compression settings, update options (including update, add/replace, synchronize), split volumes and more. Archives can be secured with standard zip or more secure AES encryption.

Although the official archiver for the open, high-compression "7z" format, the program also supports the creation of multiple formats including ZIP, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR and WIM. It will extract a long list of other formats, among them RAR, CAB, ISO, ARJ, RPM, VHD, VMDK etc. Even more formats are supported through third-party plugins. Supports many world languages.

Additionally, to use alternative toolbar and file icons, 7-Zip Theme Manager is available.

7-Zip Portable is a wrapper from PortableApps.com, auto-detecting 32 or 64-bit automatically. Alternatively, X-7zip is also available.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch 7-ZipPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PeaZip, IZArc, BandiZip
What's new? See:
https://7-zip.org/history.txt
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2018-04-15 17:54

@Provy
See this screen - https://vgy.me/ukbcPz.png

DzejPy on 2018-04-18 03:15

@Provy
BandiZip has more SFX archive parameters - https://vgy.me/bgqCJ4.jpg
https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2397

AndTheWolf on 2019-02-01 14:58

PortableApps.com came out with v18.06 yesterday.

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KeePass Professional v2.46 Updated

billon on 10 Sep 2020
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by Orca

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 locked with a single master key or a key file. The database is encrypted using the AES algorithm and the program includes a strong automatic password generator, expire dates, customized icons and categories and much more.

Note that available plug-ins may not be portable.

Note: KeePass Classic is also available with fewer features, but does not require DotNet. See edition comparison.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Stealth: ? Yes. Plugins use creates/writes to AppData\Local\KeePass\PluginCache\
Unicode support: Yes
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 Classic, Password Safe
What's new? See:
https://keepass.info/news/news_all.html
Latest comments
Mixture on 2019-01-14 14:53

@webfork, ChaCha20 is an encryption algorithm (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salsa20#ChaCha_variant)

I am shocked you don't keep up to date on important features, such as portable password manager security.

Ding-A-Ling on 2019-05-01 15:53

V2.42 is available now.

AndTheWolf on 2020-05-07 18:54

Now at version 2.45

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Money Manager Ex v1.3.5

billon on 17 Jun 2020
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Jun 2020
  • Suggested by nunoleite

Money Manager Ex is a personal finance software that helps you to organize your finances and keeps track of where, when and how the money goes. It is also a great tool to get a bird's eye view of your financial worth.

Alternatively, Money Manager Ex Portable is stealth, portablizes the recently used files list and allows the last used file to automatically open.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Writes MRU directories as well as file type association etc. to the registry.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch mmex.exe.
What's new? See:
https://github.com/moneymanagerex/moneymanagerex/releases
Latest comments
LucW on 2011-12-15 09:20

I like this program a lot. Unfortunately it has stopped working on my W7 32bit computer. This has happened befor but then I could get it to work again by running it under XP SP3 compatibility mode, but now nothing helps to get it to work again. This is precisely the kind of software ons does NOT want to stop working. All my data are in the database and I cannot reach it anymore.

Emka on 2012-01-25 15:53

One could add that there is a version by PortableApps that AFAIK handles the registry entries.

DarkShadow on 2016-02-15 17:39

v1.2.5 released !

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Process Explorer v16.32 Updated

billon on 18 Sep 2020
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Process Explorer is an advanced task manager. It is an indispensable tool for both beginners and power users. I use it all the time to kill tasks that refuse to be killed, or find what which processes are still holding on to a particular file or DLL so it refuses to be deleted.

Alternatively, Process Explorer Portable is also available, which is stealth.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Windows registry
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete Eula.txt and procexp64a.exe
  3. Launch procexp.exe or procexp64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Process Hacker
What's new? See:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/#whats-new-rss-icon
Latest comments
__philippe on 2018-12-11 07:39

Glad to report Process Explorer v16.22 still runs merrily under WinXP,
despite SysInternals warnings to the contrary...;-)

Peter202 on 2019-04-04 08:38

I don't think it is portable. I just reinstalled Windows 7 and after launching Process Explorer i found that all settings are lost.

Midas on 2019-04-05 07:21

@Peter202: as noted above, Process Explorer saves settings to the Windows registry so is in fact not conventionally portable. It has been allowed, though, due to its nature and the trivial settings kept. If you want complete portability, check the Portable Apps package, also linked in the entry.

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Multi Commander v9.7.0

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

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

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

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MultiCommander.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: FreeCommander XE
What's new? See:
http://multicommander.com/release/multicommander/changelog
Latest comments
cyrgh30 on 2014-08-24 06:02

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

smaragdus on 2015-02-02 09:06

Multi Commander 5.0.0 (Build 1888) has been released.

apometron on 2016-12-26 05:28

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

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7-Zip Theme Manager v2.1.1

freakazoid on 2 Apr 2020
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Apr 2010
  • Suggested by zak_711

7-Zip Theme Manager allows you to change the toolbar and file-type icons for the 7-Zip archive manager.

Instructions are available to modify 7-zip Portable (thanks SYSTEM).

Note: To obtain a set of icons for use with the program, download v2.1 and extract the "toolbar" and "filetype" directories to the same directory as 7zTM.exe.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: 7-Zip: v9.23 alpha or higher, Administrative Rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch 7zTM.exe.
Latest comments
deviant on 2011-06-02 10:55

for 7zip portable users: http://rudeboyses.deviantart.com/art/7-Zip-v9-20-Theme-Pack-211366177

only 1 theme though

the_watcher on 2011-06-02 17:26

you can use it with the portable version, too...see my post here : http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=36274

Magibon on 2011-06-28 07:07

sorry guys..
i didn't see the comments about 2.1 needing .NET :(
i changed it back...

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