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FastCopy v3.52 Updated

billon on 21 Jul 2018
  • 602KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by pplknownothin

FastCopy is a file copy and synchronization tool with a variety of available extras. It uses different strategies (multi-threading, buffering) to help ensure maximum device throughput, as well as optional verification to make sure data is transferred correctly. It does not use the system cache, so other processes do not get bogged down during the copy process and a speed setting is also available, including pause. It supports Unix-style include/exclude wildcards filters.

Alternatively, PortableApps.com's FastCopy Portable is stealth.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Program itself is stealth, but installer creates empty key HKCU\Software\HSTools during extraction
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer inside the ZIP package, extract it and run
  2. Select 'Extract only' during process
  3. Copy FastCopy.exe and FastCopy.chm to a folder of your choice
  4. Open RegEdit and delete HKCU\Software\HSTools key
  5. Launch FastCopy.exe
What's new? See:
https://fastcopy.jp/help/fastcopy_eng.htm#history
Latest comments
ammandaaaaaloriiiii on 2018-03-28 14:41

I've was able to copy about 10 GB of files from an aging and extremely noisy and slow hard drive via a USB adapter -- Would have gotten a head ache had I copied from windows explorer, or tried to. PS. 0/42 flagged by virus total, it's clean. PSS. Development seems to have slowed down but there's a beta floating that adds some features / fixes some issues...some other tools are better than TC like gsrichcopy 360/fast copy/robocopy

JudyGarland on 2018-04-08 07:06

It's fast and solid, but it doesn't check file content. It compares files size and date but NOT the actual content.
For example, it happens that you have a file with same age and size but different/updated content (some applications are able to generate such containers, with constant dimension and untouched last modified date).
This way, I lost my data. After several years, I file like described upon suffered a sort of corruption. Not a big problem, I thought, and I overwritten it with the backupped copy. I discovered later it wasnt never updated, the file was just like I copied at first time, original state lets say. Also, since the file was overwritten there was no way to recover even the faulty one.
OK, my fault. The author specifies the rules correctly, size and date. But not everybody is aware about that. So, if you have such files, be carefull and use another app, like winmerge or similar.
Furthermore, FC is able to verify the backupped files hash, but it doesnt verify in any way the actual files in source/destination folder or partition.

zorro on 2018-06-15 14:36

The newly introduced installer writes to the registry when choosing "extract only" (key: HKCU\Software\HSTools)

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SyMenu v6.05.6775 Updated

billon on 21 Jul 2018
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by SymoPd

SyMenu is a customizeable menu launcher that allows to organize and find your portable applications in a quick and easy way. Moreover, it can automatically link any application residing on host PC. Any linked item (SyItem) can be organized in a hierarchical structure with colorful folders and found with the internal search tool. The Standard for Portable Software (SPS) allows to install, update and remove the programs available in the SyMenu suites automatically, see more in Manual.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET Framework 2.0 or higher
Stealth: ? 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 SyMenu.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Portable Start Menu, PortAL, Tray Launcher, PStart
What's new? See:
https://www.ugmfree.it/SyMenuDownload.aspx
Latest comments
UGMFree on 2016-04-20 07:17

Why do the dependencies include the administrator rights?
SyMenu can work with normal rights too. It can even work from read only supports or network paths.

MIKLO on 2016-07-31 14:00

After Avast showed a virus I then checked with Virus Total which gave an 8 out of 54 report as Trojan,key logger etc.
MIKLO

smaragdus on 2016-08-01 14:15

As of 2016.08.01 Windows 10 is not officially supported:
http://www.ugmfree.it/SyMenuDownload.aspx

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FocusWriter v1.6.15 Updated

billon on 21 Jul 2018
  • 138MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by Pyromaniac

FocusWriter is a full-screen word processor that aims for a distraction-free, immersive way to write and edit. The minimalist interface puts options and tools on the edge of the screen and auto-saves progress. Upon relaunch, the program reloads your last file to make make it easy to jump back into your work.

Alternatively, FocusWriter Portable is stealth and automatically adjusts paths.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Leaves multiple Qt-related registry keys.
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download "Windows (Portable)" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FocusWriter.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed automatic high DPI support.
  • Translation updates: Galician, Spanish.
Latest comments
JohnTHaller on 2013-06-30 17:03

AndTheWolf - It's fixed. Some editors keep pointing to static URLs instead of the download page for some reason. So, when it's updated, the download winds up wrong.

__philippe on 2018-03-31 15:31

Belatedly noticed FocusWriter's hefty 138MB footprint,
a tad rich for an alleged "minimalistic" word processor...;-)

webfork on 2018-04-11 22:29

philippe: true. I'll add a note that the minimalism refers to the interface.

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ResophNotes v1.7.0 Updated

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:
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: 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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UnderCover10 v2.03 Updated

billon on 20 Jul 2018
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Mar 2015
  • Suggested by juzam

UnderCover10 (formerly UnderCoverXP) is a small program to easily print CD and DVD covers. It supports JPEG, PNG, BMP and GIF formats and can automatically scale front covers, back covers, front + inside, inlays, DVD Boxes, Digital Pictures and CD/DVD labels to the correct sizes. Other formats can be easily added via a graphical format editor.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer (inside the ZIP package) and extract contents of the {app} directory to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete AutoUpdater.exe and unnecessary language files
  3. Launch UnderCover10.exe
  4. Go to 'Settings' and disable 'Check for new versions at sturtup.'
What's new? See:
http://www.emdb.eu/undercover10/history.htm
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2010-04-10 12:29

Direct download of the portable version:
http://members.upc.nl/e.heesakkers3/undercoverxp/bin/undercoverxpportable.zip

man in black on 2010-04-14 19:52

I'm not keeping this. It looks like a capable enough app, but the skins are offensive. Downloaded, extracted, 45 seconds later it's gone. (And don't even begin to tell me "just delete the skins", because there are three embedded skins are are worse than the external ones)

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System Scheduler Free v5.13 Updated

billon on 20 Jul 2018
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by Allen Smith

System Scheduler Free schedules unattended running of applications, batch files, scripts etc. Intended as a replacement for Windows' own scheduler, the program adds more flexibility and features including popup reminders for appointments, reminders, and events that can be set to run once or every minute, hour, day, week, month, or year.

The program also includes it's own scripting tools for mouse, keyboard and other operations.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Last window location is written to Windows registry, while the scheduler database is written to the local directory.
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: No
License: Liteware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. The application is in the {app} folder
  3. Launch Scheduler.exe
What's new? See:
https://www.splinterware.com/info/news.html
Latest comments
BGM on 2013-06-06 13:51

Wow, I'm a powerpro user, too. Funny how we are all checking out a system scheduler... I use pycron on my server, however.

Ganamyde on 2013-06-06 14:02

No unicode and RunWait support :/

MIKLO on 2018-03-26 15:52

Jeez now I guess I'm gonna have to try PowerPro lol
MIKLO

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YUMI v2.0.5.8 Updated

billon on 20 Jul 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by webfork

YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer) can be used to create a multi-boot USB flash drive containing multiple operating systems, antivirus utilities, disc cloning, diagnostic tools and more. Aside from a few distributions, all files are stored within the Multiboot folder, making for a nicely organized Multiboot Drive that can still be used for other storage purposes. YUMI uses syslinux to boot extracted distributions stored on the USB device and reverts to using grub to Boot Multiple ISO files from USB, if necessary.

YUMI works much like Universal USB Installer, except it can be used to install more than one distribution to run from your USB. Distributions can also be uninstalled.

Note: YUMI v2.x can't remove distributions previously installed with Legacy YUMI! Although no longer supported, you can still Download Legacy YUMI.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract: Download YUMI-x.x.x.x.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: Universal USB Installer
What's new?
  • Update to support Norton Bootable Recovery Tool, Quick Save Live, Hiren's Boot CD PE and newer CentOS 7 Live.
Latest comments
misan on 2014-01-14 15:38

@Midas: Thanks.

AndTheWolf on 2015-04-17 17:09

Version 2.0.1.6 has been out for about a month.

Checker on 2015-04-17 18:53

I came ... I saw ... I updated ;)
@ AndTheWolf: Thanks for notifying and sorry for the delay. I'll have to check my update-tool later.

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SepPDF v3.09 Updated

billon on 20 Jul 2018
  • 353KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

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

Category:
System Requirements: 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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calibre v3.28.0 Updated

billon on 20 Jul 2018
  • 140MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

calibre is an e-book library management application with a variety of useful functions including device-specific e-book conversion, news download and conversion, viewer and content server for online access to your collection.

The program syncs automatically with many different physical devices. It supports a variety of e-book formats, as well as e-books contained in RAR and ZIP archives.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux. Alternatively, X-calibre is stealth and automatically adjusts paths. A WinXP-compatible version is available.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Trolltech
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract: Download the "portable installer" and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch calibre-portable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: TEBookConverter
What's new? See:
https://calibre-ebook.com/whats-new
Latest comments
filobus on 2015-05-28 07:38

@bzl333 weel, you have to bear criticism if you want to improve! (unkind criticism is another matter)
Calibre is "huge" (maybe it have to be like that, it's not a criticism, it's just a pity!), and I too don't like at all its way to make its own library (I have to put there only books I want to convert, and remove them, not a user friendly behaviour). It's a little too complicated, but it does its job well!
For me it's a must-have but also a could-be-better!! :-)

donald on 2015-07-24 19:38

Per CALIBRE Version: 2.33.0 beyond version 1.48x CALIBRE no longer supports XP.
Download XP Compatible from http://download.calibre-ebook.com/1.html

olliebean on 2018-02-24 08:29

Incidentally there's an official portable version available on the Calibre website (https://calibre-ebook.com/download_portable), which works fine and appears to be stealth. (No Trolltech keys.)

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Q-Dir v7.11 Updated

billon on 20 Jul 2018
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by Island Boy

Q-Dir is a quad-pane file explorer that supports favorites, file/color filtering, export to XLS/CSV/TXT/HTML, screen magnifier, quick preview etc.

Alternately, Q-Dir Portable at PortableApps.com automatically switches between 32/64-bit and is approved by the publisher.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
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 Q-Dir.exe or Q-Dir_x64.exe (for64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: CubicExplorer
What's new?
  • Bug-fix in the portable version, improvements in the 4 Explorer list views.
  • Some minor adjustments.
  • Update of the language files.
Latest comments
Mithril on 2016-03-27 20:53

Well, i found the solution myself. Don't know if this option is new or not but its the first time i noticed. So, when dragging files into another window or tab in Q-dir, at the bottom it says "Start drop in new process"! (and recycle bin and email aswell) ha! and just drop it on this button.. nothing will freez! magic :) Thanks anyway folks.
Q-dir is great.

penthe on 2016-12-30 15:28

The Q-Dir 64 installer 6.47 is not installing, last time there was also a problem with the 64 installer. They should be checking first before releasing the installer.

starshakur on 2018-05-05 15:17

Can't recommend Q-Dir to anyone, freezes while copying, Q-Dir windows turns black, crashes. Windows 10 64-Bit, tried Q-Dir 32-Bit & 64-Bit, tried the PortableApps version, all of them buggy as hell. That*s probably the reason why the developer frequently updates it. 2 years back Mithril wrote about something that's still happening.

Time to start looking for an alternative, till then i'll use Windows Explorer.

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