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Miranda NG v0.95.12 Updated

billon on 31 Jul 2020
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Jul 2020
  • Suggested by joby_toss

Miranda NG is a multi-protocol instant messaging client supporting most common protocols by default including Facebook, GG, ICQ, IRC, Jabber and MSN. However, additional protocols (including Discord, Skype, Tox, Twitter etc.), plugins and languages are available via "Main menu > Show full plugin list" (see online list).

As the program is a code fork of Miranda IM, an FAQ about the differences is available.

Alternatively, Miranda NG Portable is also available.

Category:
System requirements: 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: GNU GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the "stable" 7z package and extract (using 7-zip or a compatible program) to a folder of your choice
  2. Open mirandaboot.ini in a text editor and change the line

    ProfileDir=

    to

    ProfileDir=.\Profile

  3. Save the file and launch miranda32.exe or miranda64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
Similar/alternative apps: Miranda IM, Pidgin
What's new? See:
https://wiki.miranda-ng.org/Changelog
Latest comments
webfork on 2014-01-05 02:55

smaragdus: My understanding is that they include all the popular plugins inside the distro. This is because plugin fragmentation and version issues were part of the reason for the Miranda NG code fork.

maxi on 2015-04-20 21:36

new skype support in developer version. skypeweb plugin found on there board

webfork on 2016-02-16 02:52

I really didn't like not being able to hit "enter" and have the message send. You can configure this behavior under options - Message sessions - General tab - Sending messages - checkbox "Send message on 'Enter'"

If that seems like a lot to go through to configure something fairly basic, that's kind of how this client works: a little confusing with a trade-off of intense customization.

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Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition v68.11.0 Updated

billon on 30 Jul 2020
  • 125MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Jul 2020
  • Suggested by Eu Gene Lim

Mozilla Thunderbird is a skinnable, feature-rich email, calendar, task and instant messaging client with support for plugins and many protocols. It comes with advanced search tools, message filtering, Bayesian spam detector, built-in spell checker, mailbox compression and many more. Program features can be extended with add-ons, including a specialized version of email encryption tool GPG.

Email protocols include SMTP, POP3, IMAP4, NNTP and RSS and chat support for IRC, Twitter, XMPP and Google Talk.

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

Category:
System requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes. Note that available add-ons may or may not break stealth status, writing to AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Launcher: GPL, Thunderbird: MPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ThunderbirdPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: i.Scribe, Sylpheed
What's new? See:
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/68.11.0/releasenotes/
Latest comments
i_messed_up on 2020-05-22 15:13

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

i_messed_up on 2020-05-26 21:32

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

i_messed_up on 2020-05-30 22:26

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

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Pidgin Portable v2.14.1 Rev 2 Updated

billon on 18 Jun 2020
  • 56MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jun 2020
  • 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:
System requirements: 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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PortableApps.com AppCompactor v3.5 Updated

billon on 14 May 2020
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 May 2020
  • Suggested by Checker

PortableApps.com AppCompactor allows you to compress whole directories including applications, file libraries and zip files. The program is a powerful compression tool that unites 7-Zip and UPX inside a user-friendly wizard. For applications, this saves disk space and increases performance when running from a slow media (like flash drives). For archives, this will recompress DLL, EXE, ZIP, JAR, IRC, PYD and BIN files to their maximum compression settings, as well as an option to decompress an app's binary files that were previously compressed with UPX.

All files are tested using UPX's test feature after compressing. Files smaller than 4K are automatically skipped as compressing will not save space on the drive. The standard Microsoft Visual C runtimes are skipped to prevent antivirus false-positives. Advanced configuration can be done with apps in PortableApps.com Format.

Note: As UPX will alter the EXEs and DLLs (reversible using the Decompress option in the AppCompactor) and some apps may have issues with Zip or Jar files compressed further, users should backup software and test it after processing.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PortableApps.comAppCompactor.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: ArcThemAll
What's new? See:
https://portableapps.com/news/2020-05-14--portableapps.com-appcompator-3.5-released
Latest comments
webfork on 2010-09-15 20:07

tommyD: Disadvantages are that it breaks some programs, and it may be slightly more CPU-intensive to decompress libraries and executables on the fly.

double0 on 2011-04-13 05:31

I agree with wf; where is operaportable?

I am Baas on 2012-02-17 00:34

Version 2.4 is up.

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AdiIRC v3.8

billon on 24 Mar 2020
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Mar 2020
  • Suggested by Userfriendly

AdiIRC is an IRC client with multi-server support and a customizable interface. It offers all the standard IRC features including private chats, basic Identd features, system informations, SSL, IPv6, chat logging and DCC Chat/Transfers.

It also offers now playing support for various media players, advanced scripting, themes, MTS themes, plugins, and dockable/undockable activity monitors that lets you monitor many channels at once.

Note: Additional Themes and Language files are available from the homepage.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or 4.5+
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic 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 AdiIRC.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: KVIrc Portable, HydraIRC, PChat, HexChat
What's new? See:
https://www.adiirc.com/download.php?v=3.8
Latest comments
joby_toss on 2015-04-02 04:37

This feature (Favorites) is already planned, yes.

smaragdus on 2016-10-04 21:35

@joby_toss
"Added server favorites menu"
Is this what you needed? ;)

joby_toss on 2016-10-05 13:04

It might be, but I have no idea how it works (always greyed-out)... :)

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HexChat v2.14.3

billon on 30 Dec 2019
  • 32MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Dec 2019
  • Suggested by Specular

HexChat is an easy-to-use and extensible IRC client. The program features both tab and tree style views, color schemes, chat logging, auto replacements and customizable time-saving user commands. Additionally the client supports DCC, SASL, proxies, file transfers, spellcheck, alerts and Python/Perl scripts.

Cross-platform with clients available for Linux and experimental Mac builds.

Category:
System requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the installer and during the setup check the "Portable Install" option on the last screen. Launch hexchat.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: AdiIRC, Nettalk
What's new? See:
https://hexchat.readthedocs.io/en/latest/changelog.html
Latest comments
Specular on 2015-10-06 18:57

Updated the entry to reflect since v2.10.1 support for Vista has been dropped. Check earlier versions if you need Vista support, and v2.9.4 if for some reason you require XP support.

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SeaMonkey, Portable Edition v2.49.5

billon on 5 Sep 2019

SeaMonkey is a complete internet suite with web browser, email & newsgroup client with an included web feed reader, easy HTML editor, IRC chat and web development tools. The browser supports fine-grained controls over images, cookies and more on a per-site basis. Based on Netscape Communicator and then Mozilla Suite, this software bundle includes many technologies used in Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird and supports many of their add-ons.

SeaMonkey, Portable Edition is a version of the software from PortableApps.com and works automatically with web-based Java apps if their jPortable tool is present.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SeaMonkeyPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Mozilla Firefox, Pale Moon Portable, Opera
What's new? See:
https://www.seamonkey-project.org/releases/seamonkey2.49.5/
Latest comments
Midas on 2017-01-07 22:46

@freakzoid: the "Classic Firefox theme for SeaMonkey" may be what you're looking for: https://addons.mozilla.org/sk/seamonkey/addon/classic-firefox-theme-for-seam/ ...

I use both this and the SeaFox extension (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/seamonkey/addon/sea-fox/) and after some further tweaking, I am pretty satisfied with the results.

freakazoid on 2017-01-08 08:44

I use SeaFox as well, but I just use the Default theme.

Classic Firefox theme for SeaMonkey doesn't really make much of a difference in my layout, except a few icon changes.

Speaking of icons, use the Classic Toolbar Buttons addon to change some of the default icons. It doesn't change the Bookmark, RSS or Tab Throbber icons though.

Midas on 2017-01-09 01:02

Indeed. Please check the forum topic to see if your results match mine...

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KVIrc Portable v5.0.0

billon on 19 Aug 2019

KVIrc (K Visual IRC) is a customizable Internet Relay Chat client allowing multiple server connections, notify and ignore lists, mIRC font codes, themes, and more. The program supports standard + extended direct connect connections (with resume), IPv6, SOCKv4, SOCKSv5, and HTTP proxies. It also comes with a sophisticated scripting language that allows you to implement automated reactions to network events.

The program is cross-platform with clients available for Mac, BSD and Linux. KVIrc Portable is a portable wrapper for KVIrc. Alternatively, you can make standard KVIrc portable by following these instructions.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the portable installer and install to a folder of your choice. Launch KVIrcPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: AdiIRC, Pidgin
What's new? See:
https://www.kvirc.net/?id=news&dir=latest
Latest comments
Stable Release is GOOO on 2008-04-30 18:43

There is a new stable release, ver 3.4

Carbonize on 2008-06-13 03:02

In latest version the folder is called $[31] and not $_OUTDIR other than that the instructions are the same.

century on 2012-04-09 11:07

i've tried many portable irc clients, this one is far the best
a great one!

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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:
System requirements: 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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Nettalk v6.7.16

webfork on 5 May 2016
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Oct 2012
  • Suggested by guwapo

Nettalk a lightweight, powerful, and easy-to-use IRC client with a tabbed interface. It offers comfortable management of multiple IRC connections, script and plug-in support, on screen displaying of messages (e.g. in games), DCC chat and file transfer, sock proxy support, configurable text and menu shortcuts, configurable colors and background picture and much more.

Supports 7 world languages including Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and German.

Category:
System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Apache License
How to extract:
  1. Download the portable ZIP package (Nettalk6usb_EN.zip) and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch Nettalk.exe

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: AdiIRC, HexChat