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CherryTree v0.99.18 Updated

billon on 29 Oct 2020
  • 102MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Oct 2020
  • Suggested by I am Baas

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

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

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes. However, enabling spell-checking creates the folder "enchant" in AppData\Local
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the "portable" 7z package and extract (using a program like PeaExtractor) to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file in the bin directory and name it config.cfg
  3. From same bin directory, launch cherrytree.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Flashnote
What's new? See:
https://github.com/giuspen/cherrytree/blob/master/changelog.txt
Latest comments
shnbwmn on 2016-08-07 13:28

CherryTree produces great formatted HTML export. It's fully customisable after-the-fact, with the included styles.css. Embedded files, images and the HTML files are stored separately from each other.

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SepPDF v3.36 Updated

billon on 22 Oct 2020
  • 361KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Oct 2020
  • Suggested by I am Baas

SepPDF is a tiny PDF file splitter with drag-and-drop support.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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 SepPDF.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PDFTK Builder, UnityPDF
What's new?
  • Fixed some bugs.
Latest comments
xor on 2016-09-29 08:10

yep @Midas, I didn't know it was around, I upvoted it too

MIKLO on 2016-12-22 15:57

Well this has been here a very long time, this program has worked fine for my uses.I was looking for an older version from the website I found in Japanese, the problem was many of the Japanese words are spelled wrong which changes the meaning. :D
MIKLO

__philippe on 2017-09-23 10:43

Useful small footprint PDF splitting tool.

Only would wish for slightly more specific changelogs, beside the usual, non-descript
"fixed some bugs"...;-)

see also:
https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=87982#p87982

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WinScan2PDF v6.13 Updated

billon on 21 Oct 2020
  • 200KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Oct 2020
  • Suggested by Emka

WinScan2PDF is a very small program for scanning documents and saving them on your computer as a PDF by using any installed scanner.

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 WinScan2PDF_p.exe.
What's new? See:
https://softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/WinScan2PDF/History
Latest comments
opsimathic on 2017-08-12 08:51

@Emka - The first item under OPTIONS look like you can set the utility to delete the jpgs when you exit the program. I have never been very sure the program actually does what it says, so I simply use the second item in OPTIONS to check and delete as necessary. Periodically I use the jpg instead the pdf so I actually find this useful. Bottom line is that I wish the author would clean all this up a bit more, but I find the utility so useful (use it every day almost) that I am prepared to work around the idiosyncrasies.

MIKLO on 2017-08-26 14:06

@__philippe thanks for the help I appreciate very much.
MIKLO

Emka on 2019-07-30 01:11

@MIKLO & _philippe: It now seems possible to select a folder for temporary files, so you can change the default location in AppData to the app's folder for example.

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XnView v2.49.4 Updated

billon on 15 Oct 2020
  • 21MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Oct 2020
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

XnView is a feature-rich, customizable media viewer that supports more than 400 formats. Includes batch image converter/renamer as well as basic transformations (rotate, filters, effects, colors, multi-page etc.). Various viewing settings include tabbed interface, fullscreen, slideshow, web page, contact sheet, image compare and filmstrip layout. Includes scanner support, screen capture, Photoshop's 8bf plugins, image search, histogram, metadata viewer, automatic crop (deletes background), watermark, flash export and more. It can also store thumbnails to a temp folder rather than each image folder accessed, which is handy for portable use.

Alternatively, XnView Portable is pre-configured and automatically supports PDF interpreter/rendering engine Ghostscript Portable.

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:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a file in the same folder called xnview.ini with the following content:

    [Cache]
    SavingMode=1

    [Start]
    ParamsSavingMode=1
    SavingMode=1

  3. Launch xnview.exe

    Optionally, English speakers can delete the \Languages folder to save space.
Similar/alternative apps: IrfanView, Imagine, FastStone Image Viewer
What's new? See:
https://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=41035
Latest comments
refack on 2016-10-12 21:07

MSVCR71.DLL MSVCP71.DLL are no longer dependencies
only `msvcp110_win.dll` but it's lazy loaded

PapaiMark on 2020-05-18 22:38

I use it since W98. Very easy copy/paste/crop/resize/scan/print/sharpness and many other things.
Dont have a pen/filler. Not a full img editor but very easy and has many options.
Fully work is done with xnview, mspaint(for pen) and PaintDotNet for layers.(except for the layers that xnview does not have, everything is easier with xnview)

JudyGarland on 2020-10-22 05:38

XnView is not Windows XP compatible anymore. In order to make it work with XP, replace libwebp.dll (plugin folder) with with webp.dll (xnview.com/download/plugins/webp.zip).
cheers

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Foxit Reader Portable v10.1.0 Updated

billon on 15 Oct 2020
  • 137MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Oct 2020
  • Suggested by ekin_116

Foxit Reader is a fast PDF viewer that includes annotation capabilities, Javascript support, interactive form filler and built-in text converter. The interface includes text reading, two page view, rotation, autoscroll, text view, skins, measuring, text and background color replacement and supports drag-and-drop. Annotation tools include text "sticky notes" and standard text boxes, as well as form data import and export. Can insert images, bookmarks and files (including audio and video).

Includes PDF Standard 1.7 compatibility, support for the Adobe Portfolio format, Sharepoint integration, as well as command-line features and various signing tools (for both physical signatures and digital via DocuSign).

Version note: Foxit Reader Portable is PortableApps.com version of the program. The installer version of this program is bundleware adding a hard-to-remove browser toolbar, and a pro version is available with additional features.

Functional in 64-bit.

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: Adware (rotates pro features in top right corner)
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FoxitReaderPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PDF-XChange Editor, PDF-XChange Viewer
What's new? See:
https://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf-reader/version-history.php
Latest comments
CornHolio the Gringo on 2015-05-02 17:55

PDF-XChange is the PDF reader I use, but make sure You configure it
right before executing the programm.(fx. disable Java).
Foxit Reader doesnt have the tools I like that comes with PDF-XChange.

MIKLO on 2017-12-24 16:02

@CornHolio the Gringo agreed PDF-XChange is what I use for anything PDF and have been using for many years. Although I don't mean to take anything away from Foxit cause its good software in its own right. Even thought its been a few years since anyone has posted this is still an important download for anyone looking for a good PDF Reader that's Portable :)
MIKLO

juverax on 2018-10-06 08:28

Foxit PDF Reader Fixes High-Severity Remote Code Execution Flaws:
https://threatpost.com/foxit-pdf-reader-fixes-high-severity-remote-code-execution-flaws/137889/

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FreeVimager v9.9.11 Updated

billon on 12 Oct 2020
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Oct 2020
  • Suggested by I am Baas

FreeVimager is a fast media viewer and image editor with full screen and multi-monitor support. Includes various image modification tools (lossless rotate and crop, resize, brightness, contrast, sharpen) and analysis tools. Includes batch processing and CD/DVD slideshow creation, as well as a random setting. Touch screen gesture support for zoom in/out and for next/previous picture. Includes EXIF date / time adjustment, view image location in Google Maps and can view/edit JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PNG, PCX, EMF, HEIC, WEBP, AVIF, and JXR as well as save to PDF.

Also includes basic screenshot and scanning tools.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Donationware/GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download FreeVimager-X.X.X-Portable.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new?
  • Added viewing support for .heic, .webp, .avif and .jxr files.
  • Correctly displaying EXIF ISO equivalent values smaller than 50.
  • Updated the avir library to version 2.6.
Latest comments
ripu on 2016-02-15 09:54

It again created that log file named log.txt. It contains some errors that occurred some days only. And when that happens, it does not remain stealth.

smaragdus on 2016-09-21 17:40

FreeVimager (version 5.1.0) creates "FreeVimagerShared" folder in Temp:
"C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp\FreeVimagerShared"

__philippe on 2017-10-19 11:23

FreeVimager v7.5.0
Dropped Windows XP and Windows 2003 support...:-(

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ImBatch v7.0.0 Updated

billon on 7 Oct 2020
  • 29MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Oct 2020
  • Suggested by Midas

ImBatch is a powerful image processing tool with a long list of available tools for modifying one or more files. Available options include resize, rotate, modify colors, metdata, blur, shadow, crop and many more. Tasks can be chained (e.g. adjust contrast + sharpen) and reordered to just preview not just one change but multiple edits. Any process can be saved for quickly assembling future edits.

The program can also optimize images, create or add to an existing PDF, create animations (GIF), and upload the results to a remote server. The program can also passively watch a given folder for images to process and longer operations can put the computer in standby to save power once they conclude.

Smart functions include autocrop, auto-enhance, auto-stitch (for panorama-type images). The program supports a wide range of formats, command-line operations and batch task settings for easy load/unload of operations.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the installer and launch. When prompted for version, select "portable", and then choose a folder of your choice. Launch ImBatch.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: XnConvert
What's new? See:
https://www.highmotionsoftware.com/download-center/imbatch

Balabolka v2.15.0.756 Updated

billon on 10 Oct 2020
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Oct 2020
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Balabolka is a feature-rich program to read text aloud from a variety of file types including DOC, RTF, PDF, ODT, FB2 and HTML. The program uses built-in Windows speech tools, but lets you fine tune voices, including rate and pitch, and a substitution list can also be applied to improve the quality of the voice's articulation. The program supports customized font and background color, skins, control reading from the system tray or by the global hotkeys.

The program can save to a variety of audio formats and quality levels, and can include synchronized text to external LRC files or in MP3 tags inside the audio files. When the audio file is played with players on a computer or on modern digital audio players, the text will be displayed synchronously (in the same way as lyrics for songs).

The program includes batch conversion tools from of a wide variety of document formats to audio or plain text and a file compare tool, file splitter and screen magnification window. Command-line functions also supported.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft Speech API (SAPI). This is included by default in Win2K and above.
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 balabolka.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language and help files.
Similar/alternative apps: DSpeech
What's new?
  • The compatibility with screen readers was improved.
  • Fixed small bugs.
  • Resources for Bulgarian, Hungarian and Spanish languages were updated.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2014-08-31 01:36

Balabolka 2.10.0.573 released.

Checker on 2014-08-31 01:53

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

FireRabbit on 2020-03-29 22:26

After years of using to use Balabolka I officaly gave up and bought textaloud a couple days ago.

Balabolka has for years had a strange bug where the longer it runs in the background the longer the delay it takes when you hit the "read selected text" hotkey.

TextAloud doesn't have this issue and not having to restart Balabolka every hour feels like a massive weight has been lifted from my shoulders.

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DSpeech v1.73.316 Updated

billon on 3 Oct 2020
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Oct 2020
  • Suggested by AlephX

DSpeech is a text-to-speech program with the option of saving the output to a variety of formats, great for reviewing text or creating audio books. The program uses Microsoft's included speech engine SAPI5 but also supports dynamically changing the features of the voices using tags e.g. insert pauses, emphasize specific words, spell them out etc.

The program can do simple audio/voice recordings to save to WAV, and include some basic dictation / voice control tools ("ASR" for Automatic Speech Recognition). Text can be imported from a variety of formats TXT, DOC, DOCX, RTF, HTML, XML and PDF and outputs to MP3, OGG, AAC, WMA, OPUS and AMR.

Category:
Runs on:WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft speech engine SAPI5
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DSpeech.exe.

WinNT/2K users: need to install the speech engine separately. You will find links to plugins, speech engines and voice sets on the program website.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language and manual files.
Similar/alternative apps: Balabolka
What's new? See:
https://www.softpedia.com/progChangelog/DSpeech-Changelog-36935.html
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-04-01 21:46

I tried to test DSpeech but it failed to run on my system (Windows 8.1)- what are its requirements?

AndTheWolf on 2017-02-22 20:48

Now at v1.63.0

Happy.Camper2 on 2017-06-10 17:28

DSpeech is now version 1.63.3 Released 2017 Mar 27 at Authors site.
http://dimio.altervista.org/eng/index.html

Download Link=>
http://dimio.altervista.org/stats/download.php?id=5

DSpeech is now available in .paf format over at portableapps.com - version 1.63.3 Released 2017 Jun 09
https://portableapps.com/apps/accessibility/dspeech-portable

Download Link=>
http://download3.portableapps.com/portableapps/dspeechportable/DSpeechPortable_1.63.3.paf.exe

Enjoy!

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UltraSearch Free v3.0 Updated

billon on 21 Oct 2020
  • 36MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by guinness

UltraSearch Free is a feature-rich search tool that searches thousands of files almost instantly. File name searches narrow as they are typed, as well as with wildcards such as "*.txt". Additional information like file size and last change date are present, as well as access to Explorer's own context menu.

The program also includes non-indexing, slower file content search is available that will look inside files, including a variety of Office (DOCX, PDF, PST, ODT) and compressed files (ZIP, 7Z, RAR). It is recommended that you provide a smallset set of files to check e.g. ext:DOCX content:portable to look for the word "portable" in MS Word files.

Other search options include AND / OR operations, regular expressions, a custom exclude filter for path, files, parent folders, etc. and results can be exported to text and CSV.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Liteware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch UltraSearch.exe.
What's new? See:
https://www.jam-software.com/ultrasearch_free/changes.shtml
Latest comments
freakazoid on 2020-07-06 22:24

I was testing some alternatives to HDDB and this was listed as an alternative.

I briefly tested this and it's a memory eater. Uses around 500MB RAM and used a lot of disk I/O on first boot.

Stick to HDDB or Everything.

art on 2020-10-01 06:21

I download v3.0 x32 using direct link provided here (https://downloads.jam-software.de/ultrasearch_free/UltraSearch-x86-Free-Portable.zip) and it writes to file: C:\Users\<USERNAME>\AppData\Roaming\UltraSearch Free\MainForm_RibbonOptions.xml.
If you move this file "MainForm_RibbonOptions.xml" to app's folder it will be used from this location and so UltraSearch free will become full portable!

update: I just found that link https://downloads.jam-software.de/ultrasearch_free/UltraSearch-x86-Free-Portable.zip (for the x32 version) is NOT valid any more!!!

webfork on 2020-10-01 23:19

@art: thanks, it looks like the program went 64-bit only. Entry updated.

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