Latest entries (500)

ChromeCacheView v1.75 Updated

billon on 24 Apr 2017
  • 96KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by guinness

ChromeCacheView reads the cache folder of Chrome-base Web browsers, displaying a list of files currently stored. For each file, URL, Content type, File size, Last accessed time, Expiration time, Server name, Server response, and more are shown.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ChromeCacheView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Quick Filter' feature (View -> Use Quick Filter or Ctrl+Q). When it's turned on, you can type a string in the text-box added under the toolbar and ChromeCacheView will instantly filter the cache items, showing only lines that contain the string you typed.
Latest comments
Hangar0 on 2016-03-30 21:53

It works excellent with Google Chrome Portable.
just specify the path :
C:\Users\xx u-pc xx\AppData\Local\Temp\GoogleChromePortable\Cache\
Thank you.

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ExperienceIndexOK v1.21 Updated

billon on 24 Apr 2017
  • 82KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Checker

ExperienceIndexOK is a small program to read and show your Windows Experience Index or to start a new calculation of the performance index. This index "measures the capability of your computer's hardware and software configuration" (source).

The program is primarily written for Windows v8.1 and v10 because the performance index is still calculated but no longer displayed in the System.

Experience Index is visually inspired by the representation on Windows 7.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty ExperienceIndexOK.ini within this folder
  3. Launch ExperienceIndexOK.exe
What's new?
  • Improvements and small adjustments for Windows 10 Creators Update.
  • Small customization and updating of the language files.

RegSeeker v4.00 Updated

billon on 24 Apr 2017
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Crash

RegSeeker is a registry tool with search, cleaner, viewer, and available optimization tweaks. You can search for any item inside your registry, export/delete the results, and open them in the registry. The viewer can look at many aspects of the registry including startup entries, several histories (even index.dat files), installed applications, etc.

Includes a tool to search for duplicate files and invalid shortcuts.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch RegSeeker.exe.
What's new? See:
http://www.hoverdesk.net/changelog.php
Latest comments
@thehop on 2013-07-16 16:03

There is now a 'Regres.dll' in the RegSeeker2.55.zip Archive.

FAQ: Does anybody know, for what this DLL is?

thx

I am Baas on 2013-09-22 03:16

@thehop

Yes, I do.

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NetSetMan v4.4.0 Updated

billon on 24 Apr 2017
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by paciuli

NetSetMan is a network settings manager that helps you switch between 6 different, visually structured network profiles. This includes IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, preferred/alternate DNS server, computer name, workgroup, DNS domain, WINS server, default printer, and run scripts.

Although intended for mobile users who need settings for home, office, wireless, etc, this software can also be useful for advanced network configuration and diagnostics.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract:
  1. Download and run the installer
  2. Select "Extract files" during the installation process and select a folder of your choice
  3. Launch NetSetMan.exe
Similar/alternative apps: QuickSetDNS
What's new? See changelog for Pro version here.
Latest comments
tpig on 2010-06-21 05:53

Oh, I forgot to mention that it come with installer, but it work on portable usb. Just extract IpSwitch.exe and run it. Program settings will be saved in data.ini in same location as IpSwitch.exe

ikke on 2010-08-03 00:02

@tpig:
Don't recommend outdated crap please.
Eusing's free IP Switcher refuses to work on anything better than Windows XP. So it's virtually useless.

AdrianK_IT on 2012-04-06 09:33

Please would someone edit the 'Synopsis' so it is less misleading. Apparently, this software is for ' ... mobile users ... at ... office ... ' yet is only 'free for personal use'!

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UNetbootin v6.38 Updated

billon on 24 Apr 2017
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by donald

UNetbootin allows you to create a bootable operating system on a USB drive without burning a CD. Can use regular ISO files or download from any of the major Linux and FreeBSD distributions (Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE, NetBSD, etc.) as well as bootable system utilities for repair, recovery, testing, and more.

Also available for Mac and Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download unetbootin-windows-xxx.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: Universal USB Installer, Rufus
What's new?
  • Fix 3cx download link.
Latest comments
bzl333 on 2013-07-27 00:36

up to version 5.85 now at sourceforge.

TP109 on 2014-11-26 02:56

This is ideal for installing Linux distros. Has worked flawlessly so far. Can't say the same for similar apps.

webfork on 2016-10-10 22:00

I used this program successfully to get Ubuntu set up on an old Mac.

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HFS v2.3k Updated

billon on 24 Apr 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Darkbee

HFS (HTTP File Server) is a great tool for sharing files on any device with a web browser. Just setup the program, add files and folders via drag and drop, and connect to the web address. The web view is an easy-to-navigate page that provides search, a variety of view options, and even the capability to download files and folders in a single archive (TAR format).

Other features include user controls, uploading, speed limits, transfer logs, "expert" view, and IP bans. Note that to make the program available over the internet, a dynamic DNS-type service may be necessary.

Functional in Linux under WINE.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder. Note that if you didn't set Save Options: To File, the program will write to the following registry entries: HKU\..\Software\rejetto\HFS and HKCU\Software\rejetto\HFS
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: No
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download hfs.exe to a folder of your choice and launch
  2. When prompted to add to the context menu, select No
  3. When the program window appears, click You are in Easy Mode
  4. Click Menu, hover over Save Options, and click To File
Similar/alternative apps: Everything (has a web interface)
What's new? Fixed:
  • {.rename.}, {.move.} and {.delete.} with .lnk files.
  • Slowness problem introduced in previous release.
  • Management of user/pass overlapping accounts.
  • Invisible window.

See more global changelog here.
Latest comments
Midas on 2014-07-06 02:25

FYI, in the stunnel forum topic there's some additional tools for easy configuring HFS (http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=21551).

smaragdus on 2015-08-01 00:24

The correct HFS forum thread - http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=32

Checker on 2015-08-01 12:25

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... link updated ;)

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LibreOffice Portable v5.3.2 Updated

billon on 24 Apr 2017
  • 493MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by JohnTHaller

LibreOffice is a complete productivity suite including word processor, spreadsheet, presentations, database, drawing tool, and more. Includes strong compatibility for 100s of file formats including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, etc). The program is similar to OpenOffice, a program that it was derived from, but has added many new features and improvements.

LibreOffice Portable is a special build developed in conjunction with the publisher. A "Still" version that's more tested and stable but with fewer features/capabilities is available via the website link. On systems without Java installed, some functions such as document creation wizards and the Base database application, etc. can be enabled by adding jPortable, though this is optional and can be skipped if those functions are not needed. Alternatively, X-LibreOffice is also available.

Cross platform with versions available for Mac, Linux/BSD (comes default with most distros), and supports a variety of extensions. A more stable "Still" version is available from the website link.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: GPL/LGPL
How to extract: Download the portable installer and install to a folder of your choice. Launch LibreOfficePortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: OpenOffice, SoftMaker Office
What's new? See:
https://www.libreoffice.org/download/release-notes
Latest comments
Checker on 2015-03-06 17:33

@ Mike.S.G.: Thanks ... and updated ;)

CornHolio the Gringo on 2015-06-20 17:14

As many knows, LibreOffice Portable from PortableApps.com takes a long time to startup. On my system it takes 13 seconds from a fresh boot.
X-LibreOffice takes 4 seconds, from a fresh boot, so to all of You who
wants the portable version to start faster, use X-LibreOffice from WinPenPack.com.
Calc, Writer and the other stuff also loads faster with X-LibreOffice.

JohnTHaller on 2015-06-20 23:36

LibreOffice Portable is compressed using UPX to make it a lot smaller (268MB vs X-LO's 523MB for an English install) which also speeds up startup times from the vast majority of external drives. The tradeoff is that it will take a few extra seconds to start off an internal drive vs an uncompressed copy... 3 vs 5 seconds for a cold start on my machine.

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MiTeC EXE Explorer v1.5.4 Updated

billon on 24 Apr 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by juvera

MiTeC EXE Explorer reads and displays executable file properties and structure. It is compatible with PE32 (Portable Executable), PE32+ (64bit), NE (Windows 3.x New Executable), and VxD (Windows 9x Virtual Device Driver) file types, as well as .NET executables.

The program enumerates introduced classes, used units and forms for files compiled by Borland compilers. It contains powerfull Resource Viewer that is able to abalyze and display all basic resouce types and some extra ones as JPEG, PNG, GIF, AVI, REGISTRY and Type Library viewer that enumerates all objects and creates import interface unit in Object Pascal language. Every type of resource can be saved to file.

Program data can be output to a text report.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch EXE.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PPEE, pestudio
What's new?
  • Bug fixes.

Music Collection v2.8.5.5 Updated

billon on 24 Apr 2017
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by lautrepay

Music Collection allows you to build a database of your audio files across drives, disks, and elsewhere. The program can accept any music, recorded books, or other audio media that you own or intend to. Add, edit, and search for any information in the database. Album info can be manually entered or pulled automatically from one of 3 Internet album search tools. After saving the albums, you can browse or filter by a variety of criteria. Includes a variety of views and print methods.

Utilizes the Microsoft Access Database (MDB) format.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch Music Collection.exe.
What's new?
  • Added Dutch language.
  • Fixed some minor bugs.

See global changelog here.
Latest comments
Emka on 2016-02-22 15:05

Portable version comes now in a self-extracting exe, entry changed accordingly.

MIKLO on 2016-12-29 16:56

Hey I spelled my name wrong how could you guys allow this, now its wrong in my reg what am I gonna do?Fix your software :P jeez could that have been my fault? Hmmmm nah I'm never wrong lol.
MIKLO

MIKLO on 2016-12-29 16:59

Sorry for two post I forgot to mention the portable version worked fine 4me and I've found this a useful and easy to use program. Thanks.
MIKLO

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Chromium Portable v59.0.3071.15 Updated

billon on 23 Apr 2017
  • 237MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by SYSTEM

Chromium is a browser similar to Google Chrome and uses the same code base. Chromium omits some components including Google's brand, auto-update mechanism, RLZ identifier, as well as the bundled Adobe Flash Player and PDF viewer.

Chromium Portable is a custom-built version of the dev channel of the Chromium web browser. It is packaged in the PortableApps.com Format and supports jPortable.

A 64-bit version is optionally available within the extract process.

Alternatively, X-Chromium is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL (Chromium and patches: BSD, custom launcher: MPL 2.0, PA.c Launcher and PA.c Installer: GPL)
How to extract: Download the portable installer and install to a folder of your choice. Launch ChromiumPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: SRWare Iron, Google Chrome Portable
What's new? See:
http://crportable.sourceforge.net/releases.html
Latest comments
joby_toss on 2016-11-01 15:46

I have no problem downloading the app. Try clearing your browser's cache and cookies.

MnX on 2016-11-02 15:21

The current download link (below title) links to a patch (24.0.1284.2.7z) and not the paf.exe

The direct dl link I found is: https://sourceforge.net/projects/crportable/files/ChromiumPortable_56.0.2902.0.paf.exe/download

hamasaki on 2016-11-02 15:54

@joby_toss

Clearing cache / cookies makes no difference. Tried in several browsers, same result. No worries, I`m sure it will fix itself soon.

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Light Alloy v4.10.0 build 2945 Updated

billon on 23 Apr 2017
  • 36MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by joby_toss

Light Alloy is a lightweight, feature-rich, customizable media player. The program can play a long list of audio, video, and playlist formats, DVD/Blue-Ray, internet radio stations, and online videos including YouTube. The program supports keyboard shortcuts, global keys and tray control.

Includes available Internet radio recording capability.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable version" RAR package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch LA.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Media Player Classic - Home Cinema, MPlayer WW, PotPlayer, SMPlayer
What's new? See:
http://light-alloy.verona.im/download/
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-12-26 06:49

@hamasaki
Use Mirror 1 - http://light-alloy.ru/LA_Portable_v4.9.0.rar

ozziguy on 2016-12-26 09:01

The Fosshub link does work but not with any download manager

Note that XP and Vista support has been removed from the 4.9 series, so grab 4.8.8.2 while you still can

billon on 2017-04-23 18:25

From changelog:
"This is the latest major version of Light Alloy with new features, as it goes to support-mode only, since it's been superseded by Verona Player (https://verona.im). Only hotfix-releases will follow."

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ToDoList v7.1.2.5 Updated

billon on 23 Apr 2017
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by leloo

ToDoList is a hierarchical task manager that allows you to repeatedly sub-divide your tasks into more manageable pieces, which makes it ideal for IT-related projects as well as more general activities. Each task can be given a wide variety of attributes including priority, risk, color, category, and many more. Viewable in tree, list, or calendar format, and includes native XML support for custom reporting.

Created lists can be exported to a variety of formats including HTML, ICS (calendar), speadsheet, and more. Supports remote todolists and encryption for security.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: "Check for update" requires administrator privileges.
Stealth: ? No. Registers some components in the registry:
HKCU\Software\Abstractspoon
License: The Eclipse Public License 1.0
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch ToDoList.exe
  3. Select Language
  4. If not already selected, choose Ini File for settings storage

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files at \todolist_exe\Resources\Translations
What's new? See:
https://www.codeproject.com/KB/applications/todolist2.aspx
Latest comments
IanFromBarrie on 2017-01-27 22:48

Solved: the download on the portable freeware site does not include a file "todolist.exe.manifest" that is required to run on XP. If you have an existing earlier version of todolist, it will have a file "todolist.exe.xp.manifest". Dan the developer advises to rename that to "todolist.exe.manifest". Seems to work.

IanFromBarrie on 2017-01-27 22:54

The download contains the "todolist.exe.xp.manifest" file, and renaming that to "todolist.exe.manifest" works

TP109 on 2017-01-28 02:43

@IanFromBarrie

Thanks for that info. I was wondering why it wasn't working with XP. Renaming todolist.exe.xp.manifest to todolist.exe.manifest worked.

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MultiBootUSB v8.6.0 Updated

billon on 23 Apr 2017
  • 17MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Userfriendly

MultiBootUSB can put one or more bootable tools into a single USB drive, including any of a variety of Linux, FreeBSD, and other operating systems.

The program uses Syslinux for installing MBR and 7-Zip for extracting ISO images. It also uses a Windows version of CPIO program for installing certain distros. USB/ISO can be tested without reboot via a built-in QEMU program.

Written in AutoIt

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MultiBootUSB.exe.
What's new? See:
http://multibootusb.org/news
Latest comments
AndTheWolf on 2015-05-08 17:14

Now at 7.5.0 (the link here, http://softlayer-dal.dl.sourceforge.net/project/multibootusb/7.5.0/Windows/multibootusb-7.5.0.exe is correct, but the description still shows 7.3.0)

Checker on 2015-05-08 18:28

@ AndTheWolf: Thanks ... and updated ;)

billon on 2016-11-22 13:39

Updated v. 8.1.0, see more in forum topic

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Bandizip 6.05 Updated

billon on 23 Apr 2017
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Bandizip is an archive tool that supports a customizable interface, the searching of archives by file name, file splitting, password protection, self-extracting archives, and varying levels of compression. It supports the creation and extraction of most common compression formats, as well as modern formats ZIPX and 7Z.

The program's "High Speed Archiving" function will allow you to compress or bypass the files its own algorithm on multimedia files (AVI, WMV, MP3...) or archive files (ZIP, RAR, 7Z...) that won't benefit from additional compression. This can increase archiving speed dramatically. Extract formats supported include 7Z, ZIPX, RAR, ALZ, EGG, TAR, BH, LZH, BZ2, ISO, CAB, WIM, XZ, ARJ, ZIP, Z and more.

Supports both 32 and 64-bit, as well as 29 world languages.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP "Portable" package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Bandizip32.exe or Bandizip64.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: 7-zip, PeaZip
What's new?
  • Simplified Chinese's codepage is changed from CP936 to GB18030.
  • Fixed:
    • When compressing a 7z file, modified time of folder is not stored;
    • Crashes when creating a multi-volume zip file with 1byte split size;
    • Minor bugs.
Latest comments
Checker on 2014-10-08 12:57

@ __philippe: Thanks ... and updated ;)
The download link didn't work yesterday ... that's why I skipped the update.

__philippe on 2017-03-28 13:07

Bandizip v6.0 Changelog :

- New Command-line command ;-)
- New Console program ;-)
- Does not support XP anymore...:-(

Jeez...another finely evolving, well-crafted tool going down the drain...:-(

Last XP-aware package (released 23-DEC-2016)
https://dl.bandisoft.com/bandizip.old/BANDIZIP-PORTABLE-EN-v5.17.ZIP

see further: https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=86028#p86028

smaragdus on 2017-03-29 04:55

To disable 'Start Screen' go to "Settings"-"Advanced" and uncheck "Show 'Start Screen' when Bandizip starts".
To revert to the old tool-bar go to "View"-"Toolbar" and select "Old".

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SMPlayer v17.4.2 Updated

billon on 23 Apr 2017
  • 72MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Jainendra

SMPlayer is a feature-rich, skinnable player that views most media without any dependency on installed codecs, as well as streaming media, Youtube, and DVD video. Audio, video, and subtitle settings for individual files are all remembered between sessions so you can start again exactly where and how you left off. Supports subtitle downloading, audio and subtitles delay adjustment, video equalizer, playlist support, and much more.

The program is a frontend for MPlayer, mpv and mplayer2 that also works on Linux. Alternatively, X-SMPlayer and SMPlayer Portable stealth and adjusts paths) are also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: None
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes. Under Options, Preferences, select Advanced, Advanced, and make sure Pass short filenames (8+3) to MPlayer is selected.
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the "portable" 7z package (32- or 64-bit) and extract using a 7-Zip-compatible program to a folder of your choice. Launch smplayer.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: MPC-HC, VLC, PotPlayer
What's new?
  • New option (menu View -> OSD) to display the times with milliseconds.
  • New fix for the thumbnail generator that works also with older versions of mpv.
  • Bugfix: the position of the video is remembered when it's opened by drag & drop.
  • mpv is not longer compatible with Windows XP.
  • Avoid some crashes from mpv.
Latest comments
fullbug on 2016-08-03 21:35

Anyone know how to change skins? Cannot seem to figure that out.....

fullbug on 2016-08-03 21:40

Never mind, figured it out, thank you, great player.....

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ShellMenuView v1.36 Updated

billon on 22 Apr 2017
  • 68KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

ShellMenuView is a small utility that display the list of static menu items that appeared in the context menu when you right-click a file/folder on Windows Explorer, and allows you to easily disable unwanted menu items.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch shmnview.exe.
What's new?
  • When the menu name is a string resource, ShellMenuView now automatically loads the string resource and displays the actual menu string.
Latest comments
Shaun on 2011-05-17 04:53

ShellMenu View is great for eliminating unwanted menu items when right-clicking. Definitely worth the price ($0.00!)
Here's a post we did on ShellMenu View- http://www.softwarecrew.com/2011/05/keep-the-context-menu-in-order-with-shellmenuview/

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Snap2HTML v2.0 Updated

webfork on 24 Apr 2017
  • 398KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by mmx64

Snap2HTML takes a "snapshot" of folder structures on your harddrive and saves to an HTML file. The output is a modern, application-like view that feels like a real application, similar to Explorer. The program uses a treeview with folders that you can click to view the contained files. Includes a built-in file search with wildcards and breadcrumb-style path all within a single, easily distributed file.

Directory data can also be saved as text, CSV (spreadsheet), or JSON.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET Framework 2.0
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Snap2HTML.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: LS - File List Generator, Directory Lister, MiTeC DirList
What's new?
  • Added export functionality to get data "out" of the HTML.
  • Export data as plain text, CSV or JSON.
  • Added support for searching with wildcards.
  • Search can be limited to current folder and/or subfolders.
  • Breadcrumb path is now clickable.
  • Current path is tracked in URL. Copy URL to link directly to that folder.
  • Opens previous folder when going back after opening a linked file.
  • Data format was tweaked to give slightly smaller output.
  • Fixed some bugs concerning filenames with odd characters.
  • Many other tweaks and fixes to improve the HTML template.
Latest comments
Midas on 2016-04-07 10:02

@shnbwmn: just curious if you ever tried DirHTML?
(http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=308)

shnbwmn on 2016-04-07 14:01

No I hadn't; thank Midas. Tried it out and while it has lots of options, I still prefer Snap2HTML because of the nesting in the tree view, better visual clarity and speed of viewing. We're talking about 400k files/folders that are displayed in a single HTML, which Snap creates and displays quickly. The .htmls that DirHTML creates for much smaller directories are far larger than that of Snap's for my entire external drive.

For comparison, I created a test snapshot of my \Portable directory, where all my portable apps live, and DirHTML's output was 47Mb, nearly crashing Firefox and completely unviewable, whereas Snap's output for my entire external is around 32Mb, opens in seconds and easily navigated as if in a normal Explorer window.

I'll definitely be keeping your suggestion though, because it's useful for other types of directory snapshotting :)

webfork on 2016-04-22 19:49

Excellent program. A nice interface, an easy to navigate format, and a search program all inside a single HTML. Nice.

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DropIt v8.3 Updated

Lupo73 on 22 Apr 2017
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Lupo73

DropIt provides a floating target image on your desktop that you can drag-and-drop files to quickly process them with a predefined action. Actions include: copy, compress, extract, rename, delete, split, join, encrypt, decrypt, open with, upload, send by mail, create gallery, create list, create playlist, create shortcut, copy to clipboard, change properties, and ignore. A destination can be chosen for each association defined, as well as group associations in any number of profiles.

Users can create rules to filter files based on name, directory, size, date, properties, content, or regular expressions. Existing files in destination folders can be defined to overwrite, skip, or rename them. It includes a multi-language interface, folder monitoring, shared folders support, SendTo and Command-Line support, environment variables support, automatic update, and much more.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DropIt.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Drop Zone
What's new? Version 8.3 [22-04-2017]
- improved performance reading file contents
- added %FirstFileContentDate% and %FirstFileContentDateNormalized% abbreviations to get the first date in file content (normalized as YYYYMMDD)
- added %FileContentMatch1% to %FileContentMatch9% abbreviations to use text from file content in destinations
- added %Keywords% abbreviation to get supported file keywords
- added 7ZIP as new standard algorithm for Encrypt and Decrypt actions
- added Additional Filter of file content to a full powered regular expression filter (and removed regular expression support in Literal string filter)
- added "regex(p1,r1)" abbreviation modifier to replace all occurrences of the regex pattern p1 with regex replacement pattern r1 (matched groups are referenced by \1-\9)
- fixed limit of compression password length
- fixed support to use image abbreviations for TIF and CR2 images
- fixed some minor bugs
Latest comments
treis on 2011-05-31 14:37

Congrats. Dropit has a mention on lifehacker.
http://ca.lifehacker.com/5806828/dropit-keeps-your-desktop-clean-by-sorting-all-your-files-for-you

hamasaki on 2013-11-11 08:49

Great little utility. I regularly have a lot of zip files I need to move to different locations. This is a real timesaver.

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DxWnd v2.04.26 Updated

billon on 21 Apr 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Special

DxWnd lets you run many applications that default to fullscreen in a window, ideal for games. The program is a Win32 "hooker" program that intercepts and alters the behavior of window messages and APIs. It picks up events and injects code into the configured tasks to run fullscreen programs in a windowed environment while maintaining expected behavior.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the RAR package and extract (using a program like PeaExtractor) to a folder of your choice. Launch dxwnd.exe.
What's new? See:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/dxwnd/files/Latest build/
Latest comments
refack on 2017-03-25 15:14

Code is now also available at https://github.com/DxWnd

Special on 2017-03-25 17:18

Who are you? Like if gho the main guy behind DxWnd move over to Github, only then I would consider it an "official" repo, but other wise it seems pretty unofficial to me when a random person sets one up.

What are some of your contributions to DxWnd? Why didn't gho set it up instead?

refack on 2017-04-22 14:53

@Special, I'm just helping gho with the "mechanics" of the mirror. He owns and approves the mirror.

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pestudio v8.58 Updated

billon on 21 Apr 2017
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by joby_toss

pestudio shows details about applications and other system files (.exe, .dll, .cpl, ocx, .ax, .sys, etc.) without starting them including:

  • Libraries that are used by an application
  • Functions that are imported by an application
  • Functions (also anonymous) that are exported by an application
  • All functions that are forwarded to other libraries
  • Obsolete Functions that are exported and imported by an application
  • If Data Execution Prevention (DEP) Windows security mechanism is used
  • If Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) Windows security mechanism is used
  • If Windows security mechanism Structured Exception Handling (SEH) is used
  • Whether some sections are compressed

pestudio standard lacks some features of pro version, see comparison here (PDF file!).

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete AddToShell.reg and RemoveFromShell.reg. Launch pestudio.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PPEE
What's new?
  • Fix a crash with some 64bit executables.
  • Add detection of missing libraries.
  • Extent status-bar.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-02-27 00:07

PEstudio 8.56 released as of 26-FEB-2017

Besides the "New in this Version" changelog entries,
here are some observed cosmetic diffs for selected v8.56 screens compared to v8.55

v8.56 Fields labels Added (A) Renamed(R)

Initial summary screen:
(R) file-version:
(R) file-description:
(A) compiler-stamp:
(A) debugger-stamp:

Dos-Stub screen:
(A) file-ratio

File-Header screen:
(R) compiler-stamp
(R) number-of-symbols

Optional-header screen:
(R) linker version

__philippe on 2017-04-11 11:20

Pestudio v8.57 (PE link date 09-APR-2017) - Released 10-APR-2017

Changelog :

. Extend translations
. Extend Exports handling
. Extend Imports handling
. Extend signatures
. Clean and Extend indicators
. Show first bytes of entrypoint
. Show first bytes of overlay
. Show dos-stub message

__philippe on 2017-04-21 18:19

PEstudio v8.58 released 21-APR-2017

Changelog :
• Fixed a crash with some 64bit executables
• Added detection of missing libraries
• Populated status-bar information : (following specifics from my own observations)
  - SHA1 hash value
  - cpu-type
  - file-type
  - subsystem (GUI/Console)
  - entry-point address
  - run-time library signature

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Task Manager DeLuxe v2.9.1 Updated

billon on 22 Apr 2017
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Task Manager DeLuxe is a powerful alternative to the native Windows Task Manager, offering detailed monitoring and efficient administration and manipulation of processes, windows, services, sessions, startup entries, environment and system performance.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TMX.exe (for 32-bit OS) or TMX64.exe (for 64-bit OS).
What's new?
  • Opened/locked files explorer added, bug fixes.
Latest comments
vmars316 on 2016-12-20 22:20

Is that a legitimate download site :
I get the following warning msg in Crome:
"The site ahead contains harmful programs

Attackers on www.mitec.cz might attempt to trick you into installing programs that harm your browsing experience (for example, by changing your homepage or showing extra ads on sites you visit)."

Guido76 on 2016-12-28 08:55

Same problem with Firefox : the site is blocked and it was impossible to directly download this software that i use for a while.
But you could download it, going on the web site at this link http://www.mitec.cz/tmx.html, and by clicking on button up and right on this page.

Guido76 on 2016-12-28 09:01

Sorry, but I forgot to precise you have to use Internet Explorer to download this software on the site Mitec, and not an another browser.

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Bulk Crap Uninstaller v3.8.1 Updated

billon on 21 Apr 2017
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Bulk Crap Uninstaller (BCUninstaller) is helps the users uninstall programs and clean left-overs from the file system and Windows registry. The program can remove Windows Store apps, batch remove multiple programs, and handle prograns that don't provide uninstallers. The program can also detect programs with damaged or missing uninstallers, quiet uninstall option, uninstall lists, startup managers, verification of uninstaller certificates and more.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET Framework 3.5
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Apache License
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch BCUninstaller.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language resources
Similar/alternative apps: Revo Uninstaller, Wise Program Uninstaller
What's new? See:
https://github.com/Klocman/Bulk-Crap-Uninstaller/releases
Latest comments
ozziguy on 2017-02-04 05:30

Thanks Baas. I had forgotten about those alternate sources

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YUMI v2.0.4.7 Updated

billon on 21 Apr 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Apr 2017
  • 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: GPL
How to extract: Download the EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch YUMI-x.x.x.x.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Universal USB Installer
What's new?
  • Update to support newer Manjaro and Archlinux.
  • Address potential missing Configfile errors when subsequently adding distributions.
  • Add Windows to Go VHD option.
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 v2.94 Updated

billon on 21 Apr 2017
  • 348KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Apr 2017
  • 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.
What's new?
  • Fixed some bugs.
Latest comments
Midas on 2016-09-27 18:11

@xor: I guess you are referring to http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=2535 (I just upvoted it to make it visible)...

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

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OpenTTD v1.7.0 Updated

SYSTEM on 21 Apr 2017
  • 22MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by mcfroogle

OpenTTD is a business simulation game in which the player aims to earn money through transportation of passengers and freight by road, rail, water and air. The program is based upon the popular game Transport Tycoon Deluxe, written by Chris Sawyer for Microprose, and attempts to mimic the original game as closely as possible while extending it with new features.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPL2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Create an empty openttd.cfg file. Launch openttd.exe.

To save space, delete unnecessary items in the lang folder.
What's new?
  • Feature: [NewGRF] Extend the DCxx range to D800-DFFF (r27769)
  • Feature: [NewGRF, script] Increase the maximum number of GameScript texts to 64k, and NewGRF texts to 512k (r27758)
  • Feature: [NewGRF] CB 37 results 0x0401 and 0x0800-0BFF for improved control of display of input cargos in the industry GUI (r27751)
  • Feature: Sprites missing in outdated basesets are now provided by openttd.grf (r27732, r27731, r27730)
  • Feature: [NewGRF] String command 9A 1E to print the name of a cargo type (r27707, r27706)
  • Feature: [Debug] Assign descriptive names to threads [FS#6471] (r27674, r27673, r27670)
  • Feature: [NewGRF] Allow composing vehicles from multiple sprites (r27668)
  • Change: Enable realistic train and road vehicle acceleration by default (r27760)
  • Change: Hide the drive-in stops from the tram station picker (r27734)
  • Change: Do not count static NewGRF when checking for the maximum number of NewGRFs in a game (r27729)
  • Change: Limit waypoint area by maximum station spread during dragging (r27710)
  • Change: [Build] Re-enable Wnarrowing for gcc 4.9+ [FS#6532] (r27709, r27703)
  • Change: List railtype of rail tiles explicitly in the tile info window (r27686)
  • Change: Re-arrange the autoreplace GUI for trains, and do not filter it by railtype by default (r27683)
  • Change: Various performance improvements to CargoDist and LinkGraphs (r27682, r27681, r27614, r27613, r27612, r27611)
  • Change: Improve randomisation of rough land appearance (r27657)
  • Change: [Build] Enable C++11 for clang 3.3 (r27654)
  • Fix: Insufficient thread synchronisation when switching blitters lead to crashes [FS#6510] (r27775)
  • Fix: Enabling palette animation for 32bpp blitters while paused skipped initialisation of the palette and resulted in black windows [FS#5889] (r27774)
  • Fix: Intro games other than the traditional nightly one would cause townname NewGRFs to not get activated in the game options [FS#5819] (r27772)
  • Fix: Some variables were not reset between loading old savegames, which made loading them fail [FS#6540] (r27770)
  • Fix: Removing secondary roadtypes from bridges was factor 2 too cheap [FS#6538] (r27746)
  • Fix: Extra viewports did not center on the selected tile [FS#6537] (r27743)
  • Fix: [Build] Building on newer OSX versions with newer SDKs [FS#6295, FS#6502] (r27727, r27675)
  • Fix: Improve error message when trying to build rail track over a depot (r27726)
  • Fix: Rescanning NewGRF in-game could break the loaded NewGRF, if very many NewGRF were in use (r27721)
  • Fix: Text could overflow various GUI elements [FS#6527] (r27713)
  • Fix: Memory leak when reloading NewGRF (r27690, r27688, r27687)
  • Fix: When removing objects of bankrupt companies the tiles may revert to canal. In that case also check the ownership of the canal [FS#6511] (r27656)
  • Fix: Make the console file commands operate independent of the save/load GUI (r27645)
  • Fix: When dragging vehicles in group or depot GUI, draw the complete articulated vehicle (r27632)
  • Fix: When dragging multiple vehicles in the depot, make the destination gap as long as the chain instead of just considering the first vehicle (r27629)
  • Fix: [Build] Change the GCC version detection so that it works with two-digit and truncated versions [FS#6487] (r27623, r27616)
  • Fix: Do not hide filtered and highlighted industries by overlapping tiles in the zoomed-out smallmap (r27622, r27621, r27620)
  • Fix: [Script] Kill scripts, when a non-suspendable valuator call takes way too long [FS#6473] (r27594)

Google Chrome Portable v58.0.3029.81 Updated

billon on 21 Apr 2017
  • 150MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by JohnTHaller

Google Chrome is a minimalistic browser designed for simplicity and speed. Its appearance and capabilities can be extended with themes and extensions. The rendering and underlying code is similar to Apple's Safari browser.

Clients are available for Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS.

Google Chrome Portable is a version created in the PortableApps format and includes automatic support for jPortable to enable web-based Java apps. For users interested in the cutting edge, the Beta, Development, and 64-bit channels are also available.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: Freeware (Chrome: BSD, Launcher: GPL, Flash and PDF Viewer: Proprietary)
How to extract: Download the portable installer and install to a folder of your choice. Launch GoogleChromePortable.exe.

Optionally, to run in a more stealthy mode, start with --incognito to avoid saving history and cookies after program close.
Similar/alternative apps: Chromium Portable, SRWare Iron
What's new? See:
https://chromereleases.googleblog.com/search/label/Stable updates
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2016-04-06 07:00

Tested on Windows 10 64bit:
After closing Chrome and the PortableApps.com platform 13.0 I found files in this folder:
C:\Users\MyUserName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data
AND in the registry I found settings in these keys:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\PreReadFieldTrial
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome

JohnTHaller on 2016-04-08 13:25

There was a Crashpad issue causing the APPDATA directory to be left behind that was fixed in today's releases. I can't reproduce the others on any OS. Please post a complete bug report in the support forum here: http://portableapps.com/forums/support/other_apps We have hundreds of apps and bug reports as comments on another site often won't be seen and won't wind up being addressed, at least not in a timely manner.

Ennovy on 2016-04-08 13:42

@JohnTHaller: Thank you for the new release. Regarding the registry entries that are left behind I will post in the forum.

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NetworkTrafficView v2.06 Updated

billon on 20 Apr 2017
  • 214KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by guinness

NetworkTrafficView is a monitoring tool that captures information passing through your network adapter and displays general traffic statistics. Packet statistics are grouped by the Ethernet Type, IP Protocol, Source/Destination Addresses, and Source/Destination ports.

A variety of information is displayed on each line including Ethernet Type (IPv4, IPv6, ARP), IP Protocol (TCP, UDP, ICMP), Source Address, Destination Address, Source Port, Destination Port, Service Name (http, ftp, and so on), Packets Count, Total Packets Size, Total Data Size, Data Speed, Maximum Data Speed, Average Packet Size, First/Last Packet Time, Duration, and process ID/Name (For TCP connections).

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Capture driver (e.g. WinPcap Capture Driver or Microsoft Network Monitor)
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch NetworkTrafficView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'IPNetInfo - Source IP' option.

Windows System Control Center v3.2.5.1 Updated

billon on 20 Apr 2017
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by joby_toss

Windows System Control Center (WSCC) allows you to install, update, execute and organize the utilities from various system utility suites. The program either works as an interface or as downloader. The program can work with both utilities suites downloaded or can dynamically grab and run the programs via a web connection. The included Update Manager can check for newer versions of the utilities already installed and can download and install the missing items.

Works with Windows Sysinternals and Nirsoft Utilities suites, but also highlights Windows' own utilities.

Note: The setup packages are downloaded from the author's website.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder and Windows registry (Sysinternals utilities)
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch wscc.exe.
What's new? Fixed:
  • A problem in the Update Manager.
  • Minor fixes.
Latest comments
Midas on 2015-05-14 10:37

Sorry, sl23, no insight on that, since I'm not a user of either SyMenu or PAF portables -- I prefer to roll my own... :)

Notwithstanding, if still interested, check the following forum topic: http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=21891 ...

TP109 on 2016-04-16 12:34

The download page shows 2.5.1.0 as the freeware version, 3.0.0.0 appears to be the payware version.

http://www.kls-soft.com/wscc/downloads.php

joby_toss on 2016-04-16 13:27

Check the forum topic.

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CPU-Z v1.79 Updated

billon on 20 Apr 2017

CPU-Z gathers and displays information on some of the main components of the machine, including CPU, motherboard, memory and operating system.

Alternatively, CPU-Z Portable automatically switches between x86 and x64.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch cpuz_x32.exe (for 32-bit OS) or cpuz_x64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

Optional: To disable update check, edit cpuz.ini and change CheckUpdates=1 to CheckUpdates=0
What's new?
  • AMD Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3.
  • Fix lockup at loading on Ryzen systems with RAID.
  • New benchmark version (17.01).
Latest comments
kc on 2011-03-17 18:15

useless. to most of us, PORTABLE requires us to be able to run as NON-ADMIN. can't use this. can't install it. not truly portable. don't get me wrong, I use it all the time on my cluster at home, just can't use this at work or on common machines at school.

dany on 2011-10-27 15:15

@Cattleya: Make sure you download the zip package, because the installer does the following:
"The kernel mode driver used by CPU-Z is installed on the system, that avoids to install / remove it at every run."
The portable version leaves no driver behind, just tested it.

@kc: I used to do sysadmin for a small non-profit org. 7 pc's and 2 printers, no big deal. I carried all my tools on a pendrive. Off course I had admin-rights, but this is a typical scenario a lot of us are in, so it's not entirely useless, portable is the way to go for sysadmins ;)

kleinkinstein on 2014-03-22 13:09

CPUZ is old, tired and practically useless. It's heyday was about six years ago. Speccy is a must for today.

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Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition v53.0 Updated

billon on 20 Apr 2017
  • 190MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Eu Gene Lim

Mozilla Firefox is a fast, powerful, and secure web browser that supports open standards and many of the latest web technologies. The program includes smart search, easy bookmark management, web development tools, and built-in download manager. A powerful add-on system allows for thousands of specialized functions, as well as a customized look and feel.

Versions available for Mac, Android, Linux, and supports 78 world languages.

Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition is a special build licensed by Mozilla. It includes both the 32-bit and 64-bit builds and selects the appropriate one for each PC. Beta releases are also available, and functional in Linux under WINE. Alternatively, X-Firefox is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Launcher: GPL, Program: MPL 2.0
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FirefoxPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Pale Moon Portable, SeaMonkey Portable
What's new? See:
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/53.0/releasenotes/
Latest comments
wagner reatto on 2017-01-25 12:50

You can test cyberfox. it is very fast! https://sourceforge.net/projects/cyberfoxportabl/

Midas on 2017-01-25 13:10

@wagner reatto: Cyberfox has been suggested at the forum -- see https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=20290. Fui eu próprio... :D

wagner reatto on 2017-01-25 13:24

Thank you, Midas. I will start to see the forum more closely. I only read the feeds here using QuietRSS and I never see the forum. I'll do it from now on. As always, you are an excellent indication for new applications and utilities.

(obrigado, Midas. eu começarei a ver o forum com mais atenção. eu somente leio os feeds aqui usando QuietRSS e nunca vejo o forum. eu farei isso daqui para frente. Como sempre, você é uma excelente indicação para novas aplicações e utilitários.)

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ITN Converter v1.92 Updated

billon on 19 Apr 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Courtieux

ITN Converter (a.k.a. ITNConv) is both a route converter supporting many formats as well as a simple and efficient route planner.

The converter supports route file formats (roadbook) from many GPS or mapping software such as TomTom, Navigon, Garmin, MapPoint or MapSource. This converter can easily transfer a route created by a GPS or mapping software to another so you can download routes from many web sites and convert it to the file format supported by your hardware.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Internet Explorer 10
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Travel version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ITNConv.exe.
What's new? See:
http://benichou-software.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=27&Itemid=17&lang=en
Latest comments
John on 2010-10-01 18:44

Norton removed this as a security risk

Hi on 2010-10-01 21:45

@John It says it right there where you write your comment, above the textbox: "If your *** scanner has detected a virus in the application, please email the author directly or post to the forum. ....."

(can't even mention the word v1rus without getting a notice from Portablefreeware)

You should report the false positive to Norton.

Happy.Camper2 on 2017-03-11 21:59

Hi All,
From the articles I found, Internet Explorer 10 cannot be installed on the Windows Vista OS.
Here's 2 articles I found=>
http://www.zdnet.com/article/why-wont-internet-explorer-10-run-on-windows-vista/

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-windows_install/is-internet-explorer-10-suitable-for-vista/3e4f0b68-e387-4539-8588-56a1e4b094de

Have a great weekend.

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nanDECK v1.23.1 Updated

billon on 19 Apr 2017
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by iMartyr

nanDECK is a scripting graphic software that provides a simple yet flexible language to create multiple images suited for cards or counters

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll / Wine
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 nanDECK.exe.
What's new? See:
http://www.nand.it/nandeck/
Latest comments
shnbwmn on 2016-02-26 09:10

Interesting software. Functions similar to Openscad.

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Tor Browser v6.5.2 Updated

billon on 19 Apr 2017
  • 121MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by M@tty

Tor Browser enables secure, anonymous web access to help bypass various forms of censorship and tracking. It includes the Vidalia Tor client along with Firefox ESR, as well as a variety of configuration changes including the NoScript and HTTPS Everywhere add-ons to enhance privacy. The official browser bundle from the makers of Tor.

Note that the Tor site has some additional precautions that careful users may wish to follow.

Functional in 64-bit. Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Open Source (including GPL and MPL)
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch Start Tor Browser.exe and answer a few quick questions about your connection.
Similar/alternative apps: Advanced Onion Router
What's new? See:
https://blog.torproject.org/blog/tor-browser-652-released
Latest comments
Joe on 2015-04-28 20:37

Your instructions above say "Launch Start Tor Browser.exe and answer a few quick questions about your connection". Those instructions are misleading and confusing. I was stumped for a while until I realized the "Start Tor Browser" file is a shortcut, NOT an executable. Please correct the instructions by removing the text ".exe".

ronbo on 2015-06-16 13:40

Version 4.5.2 available.

smaragdus on 2015-09-05 03:36

I needed to connect to an onion site and downloaded the latest version (5.0.2) but Australis makes Tor Browser absolutely terrible and unusable- I do not want to install heaps of add-ons just to restore features the Mozilla idiots removed. I had an earlier version of Tor Browser (3.6.0- before the advent of the abominable Australis) but the perpetual blinking of the Tor button urging for update is unbearable and cannot be disabled. It can be removed from the tool-bar but this way one cannot acquire new identities.

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WinSCP v5.9.5 Updated

billon on 19 Apr 2017

WinSCP is a file transfer client with an available single-window or dual-pane interface. The program supports standard FTP as well as secure connections using SSH, SSL/TLS, and legacy SCP. The program includes built-in directory synchronization tool to synchronizes changes between local and remote directories. Also supports proxy, SSH tunnels, and IPv6.

Alternatively, WinSCP Portable is multilingual and supports PuTTY Portable. X-WinSCP , packaged in winPenPack's format, is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create winscp.ini with the following content:

    [Configuration\Interface]
    RandomSeedFile=.\winscp.rnd
    DDTemporaryDirectory=.\

  3. Launch WinSCP.exe
Similar/alternative apps: TunnelierPortable
What's new? See:
https://winscp.net/eng/docs/history
Latest comments
Midas on 2014-02-28 09:41

@bamanzi: WinSCP v5.1.8 is the previous stable release; v5.5.1 is the new stable, released 2014-01-24 (http://winscp.net/eng/docs/history#5.5.1 and http://winscp.net/eng/docs/announcement_winscp55)...

Checker on 2014-02-28 16:03

@ bamanzi: Thanks ... and updated ;)

smaragdus on 2014-08-21 13:26

WinSCP 5.5.5 (5.5.5 Build 4605) has been just released.

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CDex Portable v1.84 Updated

billon on 19 Apr 2017
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Alan G Oleski

CDex converts your CD collection into a variety of popular formats and supports advanced jitter correction, volume normalization, CD database lookup (CDDB), cdparanoia tools, ID3 V1 and V2 tags, playlists (M3U and PLS), and recording from an analog input line.

Formats supported include MP3, AAC, WMA, FLAC, OGG, WAV, MP2, Musepack, APE, VQF and more.

CDex Portable is a wrapper program for portability. Alternatively, X-CDex is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPLv2
How to extract: Download the "Portable" package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CDex.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: fre:ac, AudioGrabber
What's new? See:
http://cdex.mu/download
Latest comments
romulous on 2015-05-28 10:07

@smaragdus: You will note that the SourceForge page is now listed as being owned by 'sf-editor1'. That is one of the SourceForge staff accounts. What that means for CDex is detailed here in this Ars article:
http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/05/sourceforge-grabs-gimp-for-windows-account-wraps-installer-in-bundle-pushing-adware/

tl;dr: SourceForge decided that the project page was abandoned, took it over and bundled the installer with ads, as they have done for a number of other well known projects.

AndTheWolf on 2016-06-18 16:26

The link on this page still points to CDExPortable_1.7.8.paf.exe, not to version 1.8.1. PortableApps.com has the updated link.

webfork on 2016-06-18 17:33

@AndTheWolf: Good catch - I'm just using the PA home for both the website and download links.

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Resonic Player v0.8.7b Updated

SYSTEM on 19 Apr 2017
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by two

Resonic is an audio player and browser / directory player, built around the use of a file waveform to visualize the audio. The program is designed with speed and large collections in mind. Visualizations include standard waveform, multi-channel audio, and frequency analyzer.

Supports all major audio formats (including 64-bit float and multi-channel) including MP3, MP2, MP1, OGG, M4A, MP4, AAC, MPC, MP+, OPUS, SPX, WMA, WMA Pro, WMA Lossless, WAV, AIFF, FLAC, APE, OFR, ALAC, WV, TTA, IT, XM, S3M, MTM, MOD

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for non-commercial and non-profit use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch resonic.exe.
What's new? New features:
  • Pro: Playback and metadata support for RF64 Wave files (MBWF, BWF Wave, Broadcast Wave).
    RF64 Wave files are RIFF Wave files (both are .wav) that can go past the 2GB
    file size limit, but cannot be read by legacy players.
    These files are typically created by modern applications that need to be able
    to create very large files, e.g. Steinberg Cubase automatically creates RF64/MBWF
    .wav files on export if the file size exceeds 2GB.
  • Pro: Now reads and plays BWF Wave files with .bwf extensions.
  • Pro: Project, Scene, Take, and Tape columns that correspond with
    iXML metadata embedded in audio files. (#1187)
  • Pro: Heavily improved support for Soundminer metadata embedded in
    WAV, AIFF, and MP3 files.
  • Resonic now supports WavPack hybrid correction files (.wvc).
    In hybrid compression mode WavPack creates pairs of .wv/.wvc files,
    and while the resulting .wv file is lossy the accompanying (but optional) .wvc file
    can be used to complete missing information for lossless playback.
    Resonic will look for a .wvc file in the .wv file's path.
    Thanks to the author of WavPack, David Bryant, for pointing this out!
  • Auto-closing popup menus now also fade out.
  • Browser now automatically expands collapsed folders after a short delay
    when dragging something onto them.
  • Browser now automatically scrolls while dragging something into it.
  • Pro: Create temporary slices from slice metas,
    i.e. from slices stored in the metadata of certain filetypes, when available.
  • When using WASAPI as output device (recommended) and the active device is disconnected
    or disabled Resonic will first shut down playback and then the device itself,
    and finally show a warning.
  • A transparent overlay is now shown between main window and dialogs (e.g. preferences)
    and message or input boxes to focus the attention.
    This feature can be disabled via 'Menu | Interface'.

Improvements:
  • Bigger and more readable fonts for waveform playback position (orange),
    and waveform/analyzer/spectrum/level meter mouse position (blue). (#1165)
  • Pro: Showing detailed timecode while making selections (SHIFT),
    and when snapped to markers, slices, or the loop start/end positions.
  • Flac decoder updated to libFlac 1.3.2, fixed previous release's issues.
  • Popup menu fixes and usability improvements.
  • Drag & drop improvements.
  • Pro: Raised level meter channel limit to 64. (#1173)
  • Much faster loading of large MIDI files (e.g. 'Black MIDI')
  • Pro: Reading additional meta data for several formats, e.g. tempo column (bpm)
    is now calculated based on other available information if possible.
  • Waveform drawing improvements for multichannel files.
  • Pro: Bigger asynchronous file read buffer, worth the little extra memory use.
  • Recently changed created/accessed/modified dates now show up more descriptively
    as 'Today' and 'Yesterday'. (#1182)
  • Browser is updated faster when creating new folders.

Corrections:
  • Fixed track advance not working with DirectSound (DS) output devices.

  • Fixed broken file list column order in certain situations.
  • Fixed file list issues when deleting files.
  • Maximized main window was not being restored when exited in minimized state.
Latest comments
Midas on 2016-10-18 08:46

It's highly subjective (see subbject of psychoacoustics) but there are objective measures that can be taken to achieve it. I still remember when the PC platform was absolutely lousy soundwise -- it has now come a long way and in terms of digital audio it is bit perfect, if you choose the right tools. EAC or CueTools for ripping and a player like foobar2000 or XMPlay (or Resonic, for that matter) for playback are sound (pun intended) starting points...

two on 2017-03-17 14:22

Just realized new version supports dsd in wavpack: "Support for high-resolution DSD audio files compressed with WavPack, i.e. compressed DSF/DFF in .wv files. Note that while DSD-in-WV saves quite a bit of space (in our tests 35-50%) it also takes a bit longer to decode (e.g. to prepare the waveform.)"

MIKLO on 2017-04-20 14:11

@two who are you to call @Realist a troll ? WTF seems a person that flames is a troll, IMHO he was just giving his take on the software review, which I happen to agree with, so am I also a "TROLL"? Sound=music is a very subjective matter which I have heard being discussed since the "4 track" days, as the saying goes one mans junk is another mans gold... at least that's the saying. Try and lighten up on the name calling as it serves no useful purpose here.
MIKLO

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XnView v2.40 Updated

billon on 24 Apr 2017
  • 21MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Apr 2017
  • 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:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: MSVCR71.DLL MSVCP71.DLL
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: No
License: Free for non-commercial use
How to extract:
  1. Download the standard version 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: FastStone Image Viewer, IrfanView
What's new? See:
http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=35459
Latest comments
Wolfghost on 2013-11-19 14:57

C:\Users\xxx\AppData\Roaming\XnView
Even with ini content as shown!

I am Baas on 2013-11-19 23:31

@Wolfghost

tested on win 7.54, nothing written to the registry.

refack on 2016-10-12 21:07

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

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PrivaZer v3.0.20 Updated

billon on 19 Apr 2017
  • 14MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by lautrepay

PrivaZer is a cleaning tool that scans and cleans your computers and storage devices, including external disks, USB flash drives, iPods, SD cards or network drives. It safeguards your privacy by removing unwanted traces of internet activities, software usage, USB history, registry and files.

Includes an available secure delete function that overwrites files to prevent recovery.

WARNING: some users have reported problems that cause system stability issues. Recommend backing up data before use.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable version" EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch PrivaZer.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: BleachBit
What's new? See:
http://privazer.com/download.php#tab-changelog
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-07-04 04:35

PrivaZer 2.33 has been released.

Checker on 2015-07-04 17:15

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

FileHandler on 2016-08-20 17:50

Desaster. It broke my Windows system beyond repair. Several programs won't start anymore. Office and Windows lost their service packs. Updates fail, same with restore points. Error messages all over the place.

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LastActivityView v1.27 Updated

billon on 19 Apr 2017
  • 156KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Checker

LastActivityView collects information from various sources on a running system and displays a log of actions made by the user and events that occurred on the machine. Events include running .exe files, any open/save dialog-boxes, opening file/folder from Explorer or other software, software installation, system shutdown/start, application or system crash, network connection/disconnection and more.

You can easily export this information into csv/tab-delimited/xml/html file or copy it to the clipboard and then paste into Excel or other software.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch LastActivityView.exe.
What's new?
  • You can now choose whether to read the archive log files (Options -> Read Archive Log Files).
Latest comments
Checker on 2016-05-26 20:38

@Allen: Link tested ... works fine.

__philippe on 2017-01-18 14:32

LastActivityView v1.26

The new "Sleep" activity indicators ("Sleep/Resumed from sleep") display correctly under Win7.

Sadly, the Sleep indicators do not show at all under WinXP...:-(

MIKLO on 2017-04-20 14:14

Very nice and way useful thanks to the maker for your work on this project :).
MIKLO

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4ur-Windows-8-Mouse-Balls v2.11 Updated

billon on 19 Apr 2017
  • 52KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by joby_toss

4ur-Windows-8-Mouse-Balls generates 8 or more balls to follow the mouse pointer on your windows desktop.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch 4ur-Windows-8-Mouse-Balls.exe.
What's new?
  • Improvements and small adjustments for Windows 10 Creators Update.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2013-11-02 17:50

Great program!
@Checker
Can fun be pointless?

Checker on 2013-11-02 18:48

@ smaragdus: In this case it couldn't be point-less ;)

smaragdus on 2014-03-29 23:07

@Checker
I should confess that I love pointless things created for the sake of being pointless, which is not pointless;)

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Balabolka v2.11.0.626 Updated

billon on 23 Apr 2017
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Apr 2017
  • 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 Microsoft's own Speech API 4 and 5, but lets you fine tune various voice parameters, 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.

Balabolka can also save the 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).

Also 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.

Category:
System Requirements: 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?
  • Fixed the drag-and-drop support for text files.
  • Small improvements.
  • Added resources for Catalan language.
Latest comments
Checker on 2014-08-31 01:53

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

smaragdus on 2015-07-21 07:09

Balabolka 2.11.0.584 has been released, changes:
20.07.2015 v2.11.0.584
+ Added the main menu items "Add Current Line as Named Bookmark" and
"Create Table of Contents".
* Updated the text split method: if text block size is defined, this value
will be used as a limit, not as a target. The program will split text
into equal parts.
* Resources for German and Spanish languages were updated (thanks to
Regine Mueller and Fernando Gregoire).

smaragdus on 2015-09-22 20:20

Balabolka version 2.11.0.588 has been released, changes in the latest version:
- Fixed the image viewer.
* The menu items "Skip to Next Paragraph" and "Skip to Previous Paragraph",
"Skip to Next Line" and "Skip to Previous Line" were interchanged.
* Resources for Spanish language were updated (thanks to Fernando Gregoire).

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WinToFlash Lite v1.7.0000 Updated

billon on 18 Apr 2017
  • 44MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by guinness

WinToFlash easily transfers your Windows XP - 10 setup CD, DVD, or ISO image to a USB device. Although possible via other means, this solves the problem of annoying command-line arguments when reinstalling Windows on a device without an optical drive.

Additionally, as some flash devices have faster read times than optical drives, this can result in a faster Windows setup.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware (Ad Supported)
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable edition" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete non-required language files (see comments for a list)
  3. Launch WinToFlash.exe
What's new? See:
http://en.wiki.wintoflash.com/index.php?title=Change_Log
Latest comments
bro on 2013-10-28 13:54

I used to use this long time ago, but now I've found better tool named Rufus:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?q=rufus&m=

Midas on 2015-07-05 18:54

Wintoflash has just reached v1.0 -- Pro version is payware, but Lite/Home is still free (changelog is at http://wintoflash.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=35696).

AndTheWolf on 2017-04-12 20:08

Now at version 1.6.0001

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DesktopOK v4.66 Updated

billon on 18 Apr 2017
  • 268KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by JohnW

DesktopOK contains a host of beneficial Windows interface tweaks. The program can save the current icon view by resolution and make it easy to swap between views, showing all saved view formats in a list. Other tools include basic screenshots, the ability to force-close programs, color tool, volume, and more:

  • Interface tools include reducing clutter with a minimize-to-tray by right clicking on a window close button, mouse hiding, and ability to hide desktop icons after a period of inactivity (click on the desktop to make them re-appear). You can even modify default icon spacing.

  • Window management tools include scrolling any window that your mouse hovers over (not just what's in focus), and alt+drag (for moving windows without having to hold your cursor over the top bar).

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. In this folder, create an empty text file and name it DesktopOK.ini. Launch DesktopOK.exe or DesktopOK_x64.exe.

Possible issues:
  • The program is in German: If not automatically set to the English, click the by clicking the flag in the lower left corner of the window for any of 24 world languages.
  • It saves to AppData: If you don't create an empty text file, it writes to %APPDATA%/DesktopOK/DesktopOK.ini. If you accidentally skipped this step, you can simply move this file over to the application folder.
Similar/alternative apps: AltDrag, ICU
What's new?
  • Edit the desktop icon layouts names via F2.
  • Improvements and minor adjustments for Windows 10 Creators Update.
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2017-04-03 14:55

I still use & really like this program now using Windoze 10. I'm anal about my Desktop icons arrangement, and this program makes it so easy to line them up just as I want. Thanks to the maker for a program that I have used for a very long time across many different operating systems. Has always been flawless for me :)
MIKLO

Midas on 2017-04-04 12:44

It would be even better if DesktopOK didn't force an icon rearrangement with every resolution change -- in my laptop, a lot of those are temporary, resulting from user logon or the machine coming out of sleep state before, rerouting graphics to my higher resolution external screen. After some time it's galling to have to restore icon arrangement after every such hiccup. I've gone through all settings several times but up to now have been unable to disable this behavior.

MIKLO on 2017-04-20 14:18

@Midas strange because I have used on laptops for a very long time and have never seen this problem, now I really curious to see if I can make happen. More to be revealed.
MIKLO

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Tablacus Explorer v17.4.24 Updated

billon on 24 Apr 2017
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

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

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT
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?
  • Countermeasure for Windows 10 Creators Update.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-07-28 19:11

What perplexes me about this program is its clandestine development. If one opens its history page:
http://www.eonet.ne.jp/~gakana/tablacus/history/
one will see that "Fix minor bugs" & "Minor changes" prevail but there are no details whatsoever about them.

xor on 2016-09-26 20:13

Usage of Tablacus suits me better than Q-Dir, but it started to suffer that typical 98% CPU wacko thing that chased me away, Q-Dir also continues to be buggy since XP up to Win10 at refreshing the folders tree after deletion, renaming, etc (some times). I'm started to get suited with Double commander although still missing Drag-Select.

ripu on 2016-10-14 14:42

@xor I am not sure if I understand you. But, refreshing in general spikes the cpu. If I am at the desktop, without opening any software and start hitting refresh, the cpu will be at 99%.

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CCleaner v5.29.6033 Updated

SYSTEM on 19 Apr 2017
  • 20MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Ennovy

CCleaner is a feature-rich system optimization and privacy tool. The program cleans unused, temporary, and log files from your system, as well as traces of online activities such as Internet history and flash cookies. The program contains startup controls for Windows, major internet browsers, and context menu entries. Includes a separate registry cleaner, duplicate search, system restore tool, and can wipe both deleted files and drive free space for security.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder). Monitoring functions are only available in the pro version.

An unofficial set of community developed cleaning rules can be found here however it should be noted that many of these rules are alpha and the developers will not provide support for these rules, a thread in the users forum is dedicated to supporting the add-on rules.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights under Windows Vista or above
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CCleaner.exe or CCleaner64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new?
  • Improved Windows 10 Creators Update compatibility.
  • Updated:
    • Edge History and Session cleaning;
    • Internet Explorer 10 and 11 Cache cleaning;
    • Firefox History and Cache cleaning;
    • Various languages.
  • Minor GUI improvements and bug fixes.
Latest comments
Guido76 on 2016-07-20 05:30

Hi,
One more time, it's impossible to download Portable version. We are pulsed from page to page and finally landed on the original one.

IanFromBarrie on 2016-07-20 15:57

Same experience as @Guido76 at 11:45AM EST. Looking back over the comments, it seems that Piriform has got web platform problems. Hope that sort of sloppiness doesn't carry over into the actual product.

webfork on 2016-07-20 21:45

An alternative link to the Softpedia download has been added to the entry.

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USBDeview v2.66 Updated

billon on 18 Apr 2017

USBDeview lists all USB devices plugged into your computer, both current and past. Information on devices includes name/description, type, serial number (for mass storage), the date/time that device was added, Vendor ID, Product ID etc. The program also allows you to disconnect currently connected USB devices as well as uninstall previously used USB devices. The program can be used on a remote computer, as long as you have an admin login to that computer.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract a folder of your choice. Launch USBDeview.exe.

Optionally, to show the vendor name and product name of your USB devices, download usb.ids to the same folder.
Similar/alternative apps: USB Oblivion
What's new?
  • USBDeview now can start the Remote Registry service even if it's disabled.
Latest comments
Checker on 2012-01-16 20:42

@ NickR: I changed the screenshot. Thanks for info.

MIKLO on 2015-12-10 18:27

Very nice and easy to use, what's great is it cleans all the leftovers from past devices, which is way helpful since that data is no longer needed or wanted at least by me.
MIKLO

Midas on 2015-12-11 21:32

@MIKLO: USB Oblivion (http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=2287) does precisely what you mentioned...

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RedCrab v6.10.2 Updated

billon on 18 Apr 2017
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

RedCrab is a scientific calculator with a full screen formula editor. Mathematical expressions can be entered in a window similar to a piece of paper. The calculator's editor supports the entry of complex algebraic equations like fractions, square roots, exponents, etc. for technical and scientific applications.

Several mathematical functions can be written on the same page and results from one expression can be carried over to the next task. The program helps explain complex tasks visually by importing drawings in bitmap format.

Note: A shareware version is available with additional features.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .Net Framework 4.0 or higher
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch RedCrabV.exe
  3. Click Options tab and then the Settings to Registry option to write settings to a file in the application folder

If run from a USB stick, step 3 may be skipped as the program will automatically save to the local folder.

Optionally, to save space: delete unnecessary help/history/changelog pdf files
Similar/alternative apps: Calcute
What's new? See:
http://www.redchillicrab.com/en/redcrab/updates.html
Latest comments
Emka on 2012-07-07 16:46

v4.21 is available, but there is also a shareware version now, don't know if the free one is stripped down now

Kea on 2012-12-20 23:41

The payed for license is valid only for one year.

I am Baas on 2015-07-01 05:40

Not portable, check forum for details.

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PeaExtractor v1.3 Updated

billon on 17 Apr 2017
  • 17MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by joby_toss

PeaExtractor is a easy, minimalistic tool for unpacking almost any compressed file format. Features a search tool, progress bar, and drag-and-drop functionality. The program can unpack over 150 formats including encrypted or multi-volume archives (usually a series like .000, .001 or .r01, .z01...) as well as standard formats like 7z, rar, tar, zip, zipx, bzip2, cab, iso, etc.

The program aims to function as a simple, accessible alternative to file manager-like interfaces used by WinRar, WinZip, and 7-Zip. Cross-platform (Linux, BSD) and developed by the author of PeaZip.

NOTE: Open ACE files with additional steps. The download also includes pea.exe, containing other tools including checksums, secure delete, file lists, and more.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: LGPL
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch peaextractor.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Universal Extractor
What's new?
  • Improved UTF8 support.
  • Application made DPI-aware.
  • Various improvements and fixes.
Latest comments
webfork on 2015-05-21 23:06

There are a lot of great ways to compress files and folders quickly and easily, but most people are only familiar with ZIP. PeaExtractor's broad support means that it frees us up to send the latest and best compression formats without wondering if the recipient will have difficulty opening it.

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EMDB v2.73 Updated

Ennovy on 17 Apr 2017
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by MarkCo

EMDB (Eric's Movie DataBase) helps you keep track of your movie and television series collections, supporting both physical discs and media files. The program includes an automatic import from IMDB, thumbnail cover preview, a loan tracker, text or HTML, export to CSV, advanced search and filter functions

Supports 32 world languages.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download, extract the ZIP file, and launch setup.exe
  2. Install to a folder of your choice (excluding the Program Files folder)
  3. Launch EMDB.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Ant Movie Catalog
What's new?
  • User Interface: Fixed displaying of duration in hours/minutes in the tooltip.
  • User Interface: Added displaying / editing of duration in hours/minutes in the Edit screen if configured that way.
  • User Interface: Added an option and User Interface screens to edit the Writer field.
  • User Interface: Fixed option “Show Season Info in TV Series Names” was not saved.
  • User Interface: Boolshelf jumped to the beginning after deleting a movie.
  • User Interface: Added COMPLETE SERIES label on the bookshelf.
  • User Interface: Improved drawing and positioning of the cover labels.
  • User Interface: Added options to change the Text color of the SEEN, LOANED and COMPLETE SERIES labels.
  • TV Series: Added status field to the TV Series Details screen.
  • TV Series: Synced the general Seen flag with the TV Series Seen Complete Series flag.
  • Clipboard: TVSeries details and Movie posters were not copied when using the clipboard (Ctrl-C / Ctrl-V) functions in the same or another database.
  • Database: Changed the maximum number of discs field from 99 to 999.
  • CSV Import: Added support for Unix line endings.
  • CSV Import: Added support for double quotes in columns.
  • CSV Import: Added support for embedded line breaks.
  • CSV Import: Added support for importing Characters ('Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones' or localized translation for 'as').
  • CSV Import: Added support to only import a subset of the columns in the csv.
  • CSV Import: Added TV MOVIE and STRAIGHT TO VIDEO to the Version field.
  • Database: Added TV MOVIE and STRAIGHT TO VIDEO to the Version field.
  • Translations: Updated the Arabic, Slovenian, Simplified Chinese, Czech and Dutch translations.

Advanced Renamer v3.77 Updated

billon on 17 Apr 2017

Advanced Renamer can rename multiple files or folders using several different methods for calculating the new name, including metadata tools for sound and picture files (e.g. GPS data or ID3 tags) or other sources. Supports unicode, regular expressions, custom javascript, and more.

Category:
System Requirements: 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 ARen.exe.

Optionally, disable automatic updates in settings.
What's new?
  • Rename file pairs with the same new filename.
  • Make text blue for items with name override (F2 key).
  • Improved error message for error code 101.
  • Deleted presets were not removed from the presets drop down.
  • Allow main menu to wrap into two lines when window is too small.
  • Updated language files.
Latest comments
starshakur on 2016-02-12 15:36

Advanced Renamer is stealth but the exiftool.exe within is not, it leaves behind a 19MB folder: AppData\Local\Temp\par-username\cache-exiftool-10.04.

Even if terminated properly, the folder stays.

MIKLO on 2017-03-02 17:59

@ joby_toss thanks for a great link that makes clear many useful things about portable installs :) Advanced Renamer is still my fav app for name changing one or many files,so user friendly.
MIKLO

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SynWrite v6.38.2725 Updated

billon on 17 Apr 2017
  • 30MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Mat030

SynWrite is a powerful tabbed source code and web development editor. This feature-rich program includes syntax highlighting for many languages, code folding, tree structure, project management, FTP/SFTP client, keyboard macros, spell checking, customizable hotkeys, etc.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Mozilla Public License
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Syn.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: AkelPad, Notepad++, RJ TextEd, PSPad
What's new? See:
http://www.uvviewsoft.com/synwrite/History.txt
Latest comments
Mike.S.G. on 2017-04-20 08:54

I'm still using v6.22 stripped down, see my post above... not sure how you'de like to make the font larger but I can see atleast 2 ways -> options -> fonts, or the zoom value at bottom (100%) with a few standard choices and custom zoom. I use Leopard with Tango for the interface, I don't see an icon to zoom in & out via an icon (like NP+) but SW looks fine for my eyes with Tahoma 12pt for TEXT. The ability to easily zoom smaller text is one reason I use NP+ anymore.

Alextp on 2017-04-23 05:21

You can change font size. In the commands list (F1), find two items: Zoom in, zoom out. For them, press F9 inside commands list. And set any hotkeys. Eg Ctrl+Num+, Ctrl+Num-.

Mike.S.G. on 2017-04-23 10:10

Nice tip Alextp. Yes, Ctrl+ & Ctrl- zoom in & out at 10% increments which is very nice.

You can add the zoom commands to the toolbar also. To add them to the toolbar...
-> Options -> Customize toolbars -> 1...
... Add command buttons to the buttons list
... Highlight button then select command tab
... Search for zoom command in search box, commands will appear, dbl-click command
... Select an icon, use Hint text, or both for Zoom commands icon or label on toolbar.

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Pocket Radio Player v170416 Updated

billon on 17 Apr 2017
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by lautrepay

Pocket Radio Player is a lightweight, skinnable, and customizable internet radio client. The program supports Shoutcast and IceCast with station editor, updater, and recent songs and stations listing.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
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 prp.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Screamer Radio, streamWriter, OooPlayer
What's new?
  • New "digital clock" available as spectrum analyser.
  • Added / deleted / replaced radio stations (2246 total / ~3626 servers).
  • Updated: compiler changed from GCC 5.1 to GCC 6.3.
  • Removed: brackets "[ ]" from timestamps.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-07-28 17:06

Excellent portable radio player (perhaps the best one, I say perhaps because I cannot be sure I have tested all radio players) which is frequently updated. More- the developer is very helpful and open to suggestions.

fullbug on 2015-09-07 21:42

Seems to work and connect very well, thank you!

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WifiHistoryView v1.40 Updated

billon on 17 Apr 2017
  • 137KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Checker

WifiHistoryView displays the history of connections to wireless networks on your computer. For every event that the computer connected to a wireless network or disconnected from it, the following information is displayed: The date/time that the event occurred, network name (SSID), profile name, network adapter name, BSSID of the router/Access Point, and more.

WifiHistoryView can read the Wifi history information from a running system or from external event log file of another computer.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WifiHistoryView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Quick Filter' feature (View -> Use Quick Filter or Ctrl+Q). When it's turned on, you can type a string in the text-box added under the toolbar and WifiHistoryView will instantly filter the wifi history items, showing only lines that contain the string you typed.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2016-08-03 19:57

Minor annoyance nitpick:

WifiHistoryView v1.10 "Help/About" version tab mistakenly displays as v1.06
(However, the internal PE version tags correctly return version 1.10)

C:\>sigcheck wifihistoryview.exe
Sigcheck v2.52 - File version and signature viewer

C:\WifiHistoryView.exe:
Verified: Signed
Signing date: 10:14 03/08/2016
Publisher: Nir Sofer
Company: NirSoft
Description: WifiHistoryView
Product: WifiHistoryView
Prod version: 1.10
File version: 1.10
:

MIKLO on 2016-08-23 13:32

Another fine app from Nir Sofer, been using many apps for many years from Nirsoft please keep em coming. Thanks for all the hard work giving us these apps to help us run our computers and overall make our lives easier..... at least makes my life easier. Thanks.
MIKLO

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CSVFileView v2.31 Updated

webfork on 25 Apr 2017
  • 243KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Checker

CSVFileView is a simple spreadsheet viewer/converter utility for comma-separated value (CSV) or tab-delimited file. You can sort the lines according to one of the fields, remove unwanted fields and change their order, and then save the result back into CSV file, tab-delimited file, XML file, or HTML report.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CSVFileView.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: CSVed
What's new?
  • Added 'Align Numeric Columns To Right' option (under the Options menu).
Latest comments
Checker on 2015-05-18 17:30

@ __philippe: Thanks ... and updated ;)

__philippe on 2015-09-23 14:38

CSVfileView v2.20 released as of 23-SEP-2015

Changelog

* Version 2.20:
o Added 'Display Filter' option (F2). The display filter is
somewhat similar to the SQL WHERE clause, for example... The
following filter will instruct CSVFileView to display only lines with
'Yes' value in the Connected column and the 'Device Name' column
contains a 'USB' string:
Connected = 'Yes' AND 'Device Name' CONTAINS 'USB'
o Added 'Load Filter' option to the 'Advanced Open' window. It's
similar to the 'Display Filter' feature, but instead of filtering the
file after it's already loaded , the load filter skip items during
the loading process, so the file will be loaded faster and
CSVFileView will consume less memory.
o Added 'First line contains column names' and 'Automatically
detect the delimiter and quotes characters' options to the 'Advanced
Open' window.
o Added /aload command-line option, for loading a file according to
the 'Advanced Open' settings.
o You can now specify any variable inside the CSVFileView.cfg file
as a command-line parameter, for example... In order to turn off the
'First Line Contains Column Names' option:
CSVFileView.exe /FirstLineColumnNames 0

__philippe on 2017-04-17 12:04

CSVfileView v2.31 released 16-APR-2017

Changelog :
• Added 'Align Numeric Columns To Right' option (under the Options menu).

Thanks Nir ...;-)

https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=86296#p86296

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QOwnNotes v17.04.4 Updated

billon on 15 Apr 2017
  • 64MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Apr 2017
  • 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:
System Requirements: 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: GPL
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:
http://www.qownnotes.org/changelog/QOwnNotes
Latest comments
AtmanActive on 2016-11-11 22:18

This software ROCKS!
This is everything you ever wanted your notes workspace to be. Folders, subfolders, tags, interlinking, filters/search, themes, cloud syncing...
Wow, just wow!

TP109 on 2016-11-12 01:33

This version works on XP.

pbek on 2016-11-29 18:18

@AtmanActive, I'm happy you like it. :)
@TP109, thank you for confirming!

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ExcelPass 1.7.3.8 Updated

billon on 15 Apr 2017
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Feb 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

ExcelPass easily adds password protection to Word, PowerPoint, Excel, PDF and ZIP files. The program supports drag-and-drop and can quickly encode one or more files to use standard security, meaning it can be opened by compatible viewers and editors, including Microsoft Office, LibreOffice, Adobe Acrobat, and many more. Both read and write protection are available (excluding ZIP files, which do not support write restrictions).

The program can also disable security via the same interface (click the unlock button). Functional in 64-bit.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: dotNET 4.0
License: MIT (source)
How to extract: Download the "no-installer" 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice using a program like PeaExtractor. Launch ExcelPass.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: gpg4usb
What's new?
  • Minor correction.
Latest comments
webfork on 2016-08-21 20:14

Although there are a variety of other ways to add a password to Office and ZIP files, there is no PDF encryption component (either read or write) in the free versions of PDF-XChange, Foxit, and Adobe Acrobat. As a result, this is a very nice addition for PDF users.

spicydog on 2017-01-21 12:37

Works fine for zip and pdf files but nothing happens on xls(x) and doc(x) files :(

Am I missing something?

webfork on 2017-01-22 20:34

@spicydog: there is a known bug with creating a read-only password, which is being explored by the author. However, I just recently tested view without issue, and had no issues with DOCX or ZIP files. Files were generated with Office 2010 and 7zip. Please post in forums (or on the github page) if you keep having issues.

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CarotDAV v1.14.5 Updated

billon on 20 Apr 2017
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

CarotDAV is a simple client for many remote file storage services including AmazonCloudDrive, OneDrive, DropBox, GoogleDrive, Box, and SugarSync, and as well as WebDAV, FTP, and IMAP. Supports various view settings including detail, small/large icons, drag-and-drop interface, file transfer progress window (with speed listings), and a variety of sorting and grouping options. Allows for multiple instances to connect to multiple different services, but doesn't yet support transfers between them.

Includes dynamic encryption and decryption, automatic file-splitting (e.g. OneDrive's 25 meg file size limit), and doesn't store passwords in plain text if a master password is set.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft dotNET 2.0+
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable Version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CarotDAV.exe.
What's new? See Japanese changelog here.
Latest comments
Pio on 2015-05-19 20:50

Hi,
can someone help me to set up CarotDav for IMAP ?
If e-mail account is @yahoo.com, is it right to put URI = imap://imap.mail.yahoo.com:993/
?
Thanks in advance, Pio

Johndm on 2015-09-25 11:51

I'm using CarotDav to access my google drive. All's working fine.
But I would like to create a network drive using de build in WEBDAV server.
I use the predefined settings ip=127.0.0.1 port=12346 en choose auto mount drive.

But I get the following error:System.Exception:58 bij CarotDAV.NetdriveManager.MountDrive

Using CarotDAV to connect to de WEBDAV server isn't working either.
Has anyone succeeded in using the WEBDAV server?

webfork on 2015-12-04 23:56

Johndm: I don't have access to a WebDav server to test this. You might try reaching out to the developer.

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iPhotoDraw v2.3 (Build 6313) Updated

billon on 15 Apr 2017
  • 31MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by simenwu

iPhotoDraw is a image editor and screencapture program. The program enables image filters, transformations, addendums, layers, and arrangement. Photo filters include brightness/contrast, hues/saturation, inversion, sepia and grascale. Addendums include description text, call-out boxes (ballons), dimensions, stamps (1, 2, 3 ...) and more.

The program also includes image slicer, watermarks, a color picker, stamps, and batch operations. Images can be sent to Microsoft Office, FTP, or other external programs.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .Net Framework 4.0 or later
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 iPhotoDraw.exe.
What's new? See:
http://www.iphotodraw.com/updates.php

TheAeroClock v4.11 Updated

billon on 15 Apr 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Checker

TheAeroClock is a simple but at the same time beautiful desktop clock with alpha transparency. Basic functions include transparency, size, setting, and selection of the clock texture or appearance are available.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TheAeroClock.exe.
What's new?
Latest comments
bzl333 on 2012-08-28 00:35

shows up in Task Manager for me in WinXP and easy to terminate. Also has an icon in the tray, and can close it there too, so they must have fixed something.

fullbug on 2014-01-31 02:38

Great little clock, thank you!

nickoftime on 2014-09-18 13:57

v3.71 freezes on three different machines using Windows 8.1. One of them nicely provided a blue screen after running for about 5 minutes.

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FileOptimizer v9.80 Updated

SYSTEM on 15 Apr 2017
  • 194MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

FileOptimizer is a broad format file compression tool used to reduce file size without changing the quality, known as "lossless." This is done via wide variety of optimization and recompression tools and techniques. Original files are sent to the recycle bin for restoration in the event the uncompressed version is preferred. A long list of supported formats include audio/video (MP3, OGG, M4A), image (GIF, JPEG, PNG), office formats (DOCX, XLSX, ODT, PDF), and system files (DLL, EXE).

Supports drag-and-drop of files into the window or onto the program icon. Note that by default the program removes metadata for many file types. This information reduces overall file size and protects privacy but is important to some users (e.g. photographers) and file search tools.

A 64-bit version is available within the folder, the author reports the program is functional in WINE, and can be used on the command line.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL)
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FileOptimizer32.exe (for 32-bit OS) or FileOptimizer64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

Optionally, to save space:
  • 32-bit systems: delete FileOptimizer64.exe and the \Plugins64 folder
  • 64-bit systems: delete FileOptimizer32.exe and the \Plugins32 folder
Similar/alternative apps: ArcThemALL!, PngOptimizer, RIOT
What's new?
  • Ribbon interface is removed as adviced in FileOptimizer 9.00.
  • Added detection 7-ZIP SFX archives, since as other SFX data overlay gets stripped after optimization (FatBit).
  • Updated to C++ Builder 10.2 Tokyo.
  • Faster and slightly smaller 32 bit version thanks to be migrated to CLang backend (64 bit already was).
  • Faster 32 and 64 bit versions thanks to new -O3 CLang backend optimizations.
  • Improved pingo JPEG optimizations.
  • Updated to pngwolf-zopli 1.1.2.
  • Updated to mutool 1.11.
  • Updated to ECT 0.7.0 (9090e23) x86 and x64 optimized builds (thanks Malloc Voidstar).
  • Updated Guetzli to 1.0.1 (olavrb).
  • Updated pingo to 0.79p.
  • Updated ImageMagick 7.0.5.4 with HDRI support.
  • Updated to cppcheck 1.78.
  • Some minor optimizations and code cleanup.
Latest comments
kozak on 2015-12-26 08:53

Can't start the app on WindowsXP - it misses BORLNDMM.DLL. Just plain adding of that .DLL doesn't resolve the issue...((
Any ideas for the solution?

Midas on 2015-12-27 03:05

@kozak: did you try registering that DLL with Windows?
(e.g., "regsvr32 BORLNDMM.DLL" at the command line)

webfork on 2016-02-26 00:23

Most images and files I post to portablefreeware go through this amazing compression tool. When compressing PDF files, I strongly recommend enabling the lossy DPI compression settings (usually around 150 or 200 is fine for most documents).

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calibre v2.83 Updated

billon on 20 Apr 2017
  • 140MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Apr 2017
  • 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: 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:
http://calibre-ebook.com/whats-new
Latest comments
bzl333 on 2015-02-06 18:08

@Tom - well its FREEEEEEEE so you got more than you paid the evil author of the program. also will be nice if you spend thousands of hours developing a free program and then let others criticize you with BIG BOLD ANGRY CAPITALS!!!!

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

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Pixia v6.03c Updated

billon on 14 Apr 2017
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Pixia is a powerful raster graphics editor with a unique user interface. It includes various photo filters, brushes, layers, text, and broad file format support. Note that the program has a fairly unique interface so, when learning Pixia, it's easier to discard everything you know about other editors like Photoshop or Paintshop and start from scratch with the tutorials and help files.

64-bit version compatible only with Win8+.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and install to the default folder
  2. Optionally, download and install help files and additional filters
  3. Copy all files to a folder of your choice
  4. Uninstall the program
  5. Launch pixia.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Artweaver Free
What's new? See:
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/mighty/knight/
Latest comments
webfork on 2013-02-10 20:55

Checker: a portable version of Paint.net is available, but untested and not something I would use: http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=61988#p61988

Fixitman on 2013-11-01 23:15

Webfork is correct, there is a portable version. Worked fine for me on XP. I also like the knockoff of it called Pinta available for Linux. It's not full-featured yet, but it certainly works.
Off-topicP If you really want portable, put your favorite version of Linux including whatever programs you want on a USB stick and you've got an entire portable OS!

AndTheWolf on 2013-11-13 17:48

Download link still pointing to Pixia 6.00G rather than to 6.00H and gets a "not found" error.

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Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition v52.0.1 Updated

billon on 18 Apr 2017
  • 49MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Eu Gene Lim

Mozilla Thunderbird is a skinnable, feature-rich email 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, Facebook, Twitter, XMPP, and Google Talk (more available via plugin).

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

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: 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/52.0.1/releasenotes/
Latest comments
shnbwmn on 2016-01-28 12:21

Not a big deal but that screenshot really needs an update. It doesn't do the TB interface justice on newer OSs/themes.

DarkShadow on 2016-02-16 18:47

v38.6.0 released !

MIKLO on 2016-09-01 14:57

Been using for the last few years and it works very well,something that's important 4me is to save all my emails to a file that I choose. I have used many email apps over the years but it always seems at some point they discontinue them. I hope this is not the fate of "ThunderChicken" cuz I have really come to like it very much, in my opinion its a very good email service that does all I want and more. Thanks Mozilla.
MIKLO

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ShareX v11.7.0 Updated

billon on 14 Apr 2017
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

ShareX is a feature-rich screenshot utility that can grab a selected area with a single key and then edit, save to clipboard, drive, and/or instantly upload them to 25+ different hosting services (posts to Imgur by default). ShareX can capture screenshots with variety of shapes including rectangle, rounded rectangle, ellipse, triangle, diamond, polygon, and freehand. Supports screenshots with transparency and shadow, as well as those that require scrolling. In addition to images, the program can upload other file types, supporting uploads from the clipboard, a watched folder, as well as drag-and-drop.

Additional tools include a powerful screen audio+video recorder (MP4/WEBM or animated GIF format), color picker, ruler, ftp client, monitor test, file hash checker, QR code generator, image effects, and much more. The "Image Editor" option opens files in the included Greenshot image editor.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET Framework 4.0
Stealth: ? No. Log file saved to AppData\Local\Microsoft\CLR_v4.0\UsageLogs
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL v3
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ShareX.exe.

Optionally,
  • Delete unnecessary language files
  • Enable portable video encoding via Task Settings - Screen Recorder - Screen recording options, clicking Download, and then entering "ShareX\Tools\ffmpeg.exe" for the FFmpeg path
Similar/alternative apps: PicPick, Greenshot
What's new? See:
https://getsharex.com/changelog/
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-09-28 16:30

ShareX version 11.3.0 is labelled "Pre-release" (unstable), this is also implied by the download link provided at the official web-site (for version 11.2.1) and by the structure of the archive (ShareX-portable.zip).

Jaex on 2016-09-29 09:17

@smaragdus fixed portable zip structure now.

smaragdus on 2017-03-22 14:26

ShareX is not stealth, it creates "ShareX.exe.log" in AppData (C:\Users\UserNAme\AppData\Local\Microsoft\CLR_v4.0\UsageLogs).

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Stock.Div v4.2.0 Updated

aiClipboard on 14 Apr 2017
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by aiClipboard

Stock.Div is an investment management application targeted primarily to Dividend Growth Investment, but with a variety of related functionality. The program makes it easier to view income from dividends in a rich dashboard visualization, as well as separate relevant portfolio data into sections.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download StockDiv.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new? * Dividend increase between a year back and 2 years back per stock
* Notes are stored also when a stock is removed from the portfolio
4.2.0
* Copy/Move stocks between portfolios
* Delete several stocks in one click from the portfolio
* Support automatic conversion of price in GBX to USD (London)
* Show income and T/R also to a fully sold stock in the stock's window
* Currency selectors per portfolio
* Option to show financial sites in your browser instead of the built in one
* Added currency selector to My Assets
* Bugs fixes and improvements
Latest comments
Midas on 2017-02-01 12:07

Please, somebody update the database entry icon, it looks unsightly pixelated as it is... :(

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Blank And Secure v4.24 Updated

billon on 13 Apr 2017
  • 92KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by guinness

Blank And Secure is a basic tool for permanently deleting files from your hard drive by overwriting them. The program includes drag-and-drop capability, multiple overwrites for greater security, and a free space wipe feature to help prevent recovery of files already deleted.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package (ANSI/Unicode/x64) and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch one of the following (based on Operating System):
    • ANSI version (Win9x/ME): BlankAndSecure_Win98.exe
    • Unicode version (WinNT or above, 32-bit): BlankAndSecure.exe
    • 64-bit: BlankAndSecure_x64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: WipeFile
What's new?
  • Improvements and small adjustments for Windows 10 Creators Update.
  • General revision and updating of the language files.
Latest comments
anon32028 on 2013-09-08 20:09

http://www.fileshredder.org/ is a better program, although it isn't "portable" (must be installed). I've been using it for years.

hamasaki on 2013-09-15 09:07

I agree, for me CyberShredder is a better option.

Beeber on 2015-06-05 18:43

I use shredder.exe. It is less than 150kb and fast. As I work, I can move files to be deleted into a 'new folder', planted anywhere. When I am done, shredder.exe takes the 'new folder', and seconds later, it is gone. Loading individual files works fine, too.

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TeamSpeak v3.1.4 Updated

webfork on 15 Apr 2017
  • 63MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Firewrath

TeamSpeak is a VoIP tool focused on efficient system and bandwidth usage. Although targeting online gamers, the program includes collaboration tools including file transfer, easy permissions, secure connections, and a customizable interface.

Cross platform with clients available for Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Details here.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer according to your OS architecture and extract it using 7-Zip to a folder of your choice
  2. Remove the $PLUGINSDIR folder
  3. Launch ts3client_win32.exe or ts3client_win64.exe (for 64-bit)
  4. When prompted for registry file associations, select Ignore
Similar/alternative apps: TeamTalk, Skype, Isotoxin
What's new? See:
http://forum.teamspeak.com/forums/91-Latest-News

GPU-Z v1.20.0 Updated

billon on 18 Apr 2017
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by JohnW

GPU-Z is a lightweight system utility designed to provide vital information about your video card and graphics processor. It supports AMD, ATI, Intel and NVIDIA graphics devices.

Alternatively, GPU-Z Portable has portable settings and is stealth.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Windows registry.
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download GPU-Z.x.xx.x.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new?
  • Fixed BIOS extraction resulting in corrupted BIOS on Radeon RX 500 Series.
Latest comments
abc on 2012-07-21 18:57

It's not mentioned but it requires admin rights to install a driver. Does it remove the driver on system reboot? I don't know, I couldn't find out very much information besides "there's no installation required". The developer proclaims "It's so simple to use, you don't need documentation." LOL. So much for that.

Last but not least GPU-Z and CPU-Z just share similar names, they are developed independently afaik.

veyselcelik on 2013-09-13 21:53

It's not stealth. Where the files or regs stored?

I am Baas on 2013-09-14 01:28

@veyselcelik

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\TechPowerUP\Gpu-z

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SoundVolumeView v1.60 Updated

billon on 13 Apr 2017
  • 154KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Checker

SoundVolumeView displays general information and current volume level for all active sound components on your system, allowing instant mute/unmute. This is useful both for viewing audio management details as well as tracking down (and silencing) a given program sound from your system. Additionally, the program also allows for loading or saving custom sound configurations for a given situation or toolset. A config file contains volume level, mute/unmute state of all sound components, and default sound devices.

A command-line interface is also available with extensive support, allowing you to save/load profiles, change the current volume of every sound component, and mute/unmute every sound component.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SoundVolumeView.exe.
What's new? Added:
  • 'Disable Device' and 'Enable Device' options.
  • 'Show Disabled Devices' option, when it's turned on, SoundVolumeView displays disabled items.
  • 'Device State' column - displays whether a device is active or disabled.
  • New command-line options - /Disable, /Enable, /DisableEnable.
Latest comments
bzl333 on 2015-01-03 15:04

hmm, not for WinXP :(

Checker on 2015-01-03 20:28

@ bzl333: System Requirements: This utility works on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 2008. Both 32-bit and 64-bit systems are supported.
Windows XP and older systems are not supported.

MIKLO on 2016-12-30 16:14

Another great product from Nirsoft... Keep em comin.
MIKLO

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PotPlayer v1.7.1916 Updated

billon on 18 Apr 2017
  • 57MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Ruby

PotPlayer is a feature-rich media player that plays hundreds of different video and audio formats without any dependency on installed codecs, as well as streaming media and DVD video. The program includes configurable subtitles, audio and subtitles delay adjustment, video equalizer, 3D capabilities, playlist support, bookmarks, audio visualizations, etc.

The program can also capture video sequences and record audio, split video, and add processing filters. It can sleep or shut down the computer after a timer finishes or at a set time.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file named PotPlayerMini.ini (PotPlayerMini64.ini for the 64-bit version) and paste the following contents:

    [Settings]

  3. Launch PotPlayerMini.exe

Optionally, remove the following folders: $COMMONFILES, $PLUGINSDIR, and $SYSDIR
Similar/alternative apps: Media Player Classic - Home Cinema, VLC Media Player
What's new? See:
https://www.videohelp.com/software/PotPlayer
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-02-22 19:48

x32 version- 1.7.461
x64 version- 1.7.456
fire version for both- 1.7.456.0

stisev on 2017-03-19 08:02

Not stealth? Can anyone confirm?

I am seeing following key created repeatedly:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\DAUM\PotPlayerMini
ServiceCount
0x00000000(0)

gbrao on 2017-04-13 14:22

Yes, confirmed with v1.7.1915.

creates HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\DAUM\PotPlayerMini
and/or HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\DAUM\PotPlayerMini64

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ocenaudio v3.2.7 Updated

billon on 13 Apr 2017

ocenaudio is a fast and easy audio editor and recorder that supports most audio formats. It includes a variety of audio edit tools and effects as well as VST plug-ins support, real-time preview of effects, multi-selection for delicate editions, efficient editing of large files, spectrogram and more.

ocenaudio is a cross-platform program available for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ocenaudio.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Audacity
What's new? New:
  • Seconds horizontal scale.
  • Link between markers/regions with main window.
Fixed:
  • A Windows startup crash.
  • Undo operation crash.

sPortable v7.35.0.101 Rev 2 Updated Adware

billon on 17 Apr 2017
  • 27MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Skype allows users to make voice and video calls over the Internet. Although calls to other Skype users are free, other types of connections (landlines, SMS text) are not. Additional features include instant messaging, file transfer and conferencing.

sPortable is a version from PortableApps.com. Note that the program became adware after it's inclusion in the database (after it's purchase by Microsoft).

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. (details)
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Adware
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch sPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: TeamTalk, Brosix
What's new? See:
https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA34509/what-s-new-in-skype-for-windows-desktop
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2016-02-04 17:08

Gets worse with every update. Locks up and freezes half the time when trying to use emoticons.

josannesalvaleon on 2016-02-15 01:23

Great app! I use this regularly for my language classes.

webfork on 2017-03-21 01:30

I'm having a lot of problems with this program on Win7x64. It won't minimize, it won't close unless you do an "End Task" in Task Manager, and it doesn't remember me between sessions. Anyone else having issues?

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NetworkOpenedFiles v1.17 Updated

billon on 12 Apr 2017
  • 122KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by billon

NetworkOpenedFiles displays the list of all files that are currently opened by other computers on your network. The program displays a variety of details on these files including filename, user name, computer name (on Windows 7/2008 or later), permissions information (Read/Write/Create), locks count, file owner, file size, file attributes, and more.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch NetworkOpenedFiles.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Entry Modified Time' column.
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2016-12-27 14:04

I have been using this NirSoft App for a long time and it works great like most NirSoft software.
MIKLO

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AutoHideMouseCursor v2.27 Updated

billon on 12 Apr 2017
  • 48KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Checker

AutoHideMouseCursor automatically hides the mouse cursor with an adjustable timer.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AutoHideMouseCursor.exe.
What's new?
  • Adjustments and improvements especially for Windows 10 Creators Update.

Miranda IM v0.10.68 Updated

billon on 12 Apr 2017
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by David Miller

Miranda IM is an extensible, customizable instant messenger client supporting AIM, ICQ, IRC, Gadu Gadu, MSN, Yahoo and Jabber. The program can support more protocols via an extended plugin system to include Netsend, Skype, 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. An ANSI version is available for Win9x/ME.
License: GPL
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?
  • Improved database optimization on exit.
  • Update SQLite library.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-03-07 21:23

@apometron
What you state is not true, both Pidgin and Miranda NG can connect to Facebook via plug-ins. It is not Miranda IM and Pidgin fault that evil Facebook dumped open-source XMPP (Jabber) protocol in favour of a proprietary, closed-source one. Anyway, using Facebook for communication is the worst choice possible.

Specular on 2016-03-11 09:03

I think if Miranda IM doesn't support Facebook it could simply be removed from the description. If Miranda NG works with it it might be worth adding to its entry for users who are looking for the support.

smaragdus on 2016-06-26 20:08

Miranda IM 0.10.53 fails to connect to AOL while Miranda NG 0.95.5 connects fine. Not that I need AOL, just an observation.

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Advanced Onion Router v0.3.1.0 Updated

billon on 11 Apr 2017
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Vector

Advanced Onion Router is designed to bypass various barriers with a secure, anonymous Internet connection. The program attempts to circumvent firewalls, website censorship, web tracking tools, and more. Allows user of almost any application that connects to the Internet. Unlike similar clients that require a configurable proxy, AOR is able to "force" a program to use the Tor network.

Note that the Tor site recommends against using the service for Torrent connections.

Note: Instructions for making Tor editions of Opera, Firefox, and Chat are included in the "Help" directory.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Various Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AdvOR.exe.

Optionally, go to the "System" menu in options and check "Try to write to disk less frequently". This is ideal for increasing the life of drives running from flash memory.
Similar/alternative apps: PortableTor
What's new?
  • DirServers was renamed to DirAuthorities, to update the list of directory authorities in older AdvOR.ini files.
  • as2asm can now handle files larger than 73 MB.
  • Updated:
    • Lbraries: libevent-2.1.8-stable, openssl-1.1.0e, zlib-1.2.1;
    • The AS path tree with latest AS path definitions from cidr-report.org; there are 281211 AS path definitions;
    • csv2asm with latest AS path definitions;
    • geoip_c.h with GeoIPCountryWhois.csv released on April 6th; there are 151790 IP ranges having 33 ranges in the fake "A1" country; 32 ranges were approximated to real countries;
    • Language strings: 491, 531, 657.
Latest comments
webfork on 2013-07-19 02:26

I've tested out several programs and this is still my program of choice for the Tor network. Very lucky to have it.

billon on 2013-12-02 21:56

updated to 0.3.0.19

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Driver Magician Lite v4.64 Updated

billon on 11 Apr 2017
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Carl

Driver Magician Lite identifies all the hardware in your system, extracts the associated drivers and backs them up to a location of your choice. Later, when you need to reinstall/upgrade Windows, you can restore all the saved drivers just as if you had the original driver diskettes in your hands. This is especially useful if you inherited an old machine or bought a white box system and did not receive all the original driver discs.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Windows registry. It remembers the folder that you last select to write the backup files to, which does not affect portability.
Dependencies: MSVBVM60.DLL MSCOMCTL.OCX
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Driver Magician Lite.exe.
Latest comments
AndTheWolf on 2015-03-09 20:44

Driver Magician Lite is currently at version 4.41

Checker on 2015-03-11 18:47

@ AndTheWolf: Thanks ... and updated ;)

AndTheWolf on 2016-03-07 17:42

Driver Magician Lite is currently at version 4.53

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HTTPNetworkSniffer v1.60 Updated

billon on 10 Apr 2017
  • 185KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Checker

HTTPNetworkSniffer is a packet sniffer tool that captures all requests/responses sent between the Web browser and the Web server and displays them in a simple table. For every HTTP request, the following information is displayed: Host Name, HTTP method (GET, POST, HEAD), URL Path, User Agent, Response Code, Response String, Content Type, Referer, Content Encoding, Transfer Encoding, Server Name, Content Length, Cookie String, and more...

You can easily select one or more HTTP information lines, and then export them to text/html/xml/csv file or copy them to the clipboard and then paste them into Excel.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Capture driver (e.g. WinPcap Capture Driver or Microsoft Network Monitor), Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch HTTPNetworkSniffer.exe.
What's new? Added:
  • 'Clear On Capture Start' option. You can turn it off if you don't want to clear the previous items when you stop the capture and start again.
  • 'Quick Filter' feature (View -> Use Quick Filter or Ctrl+Q). When it's turned on, you can type a string in the text-box added under the toolbar and HTTPNetworkSniffer will instantly filter the HTTP items, showing only lines that contain the string you typed.
Latest comments
Ascend4nt on 2012-01-07 17:17

Under Windows 7 (and probably Vista), you may need to run this program as Administrator for it to work.
'SmartSniff' (also from Nirsoft) already has a manifest that will ask for Elevated Privileges.. not sure why this one was missed?

I am Baas on 2012-01-08 05:54

@Ascend4nt

Thanks. Entry updated.

bzl333 on 2013-03-13 02:50

pretty cool program. useful for adding domains to a hosts file or IP addresses to a PeerBlock type of app.

works on raw sockets for me on winXP SP3 so no need to install anything.

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ProduKey v1.90 Updated

billon on 10 Apr 2017
  • 128KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

ProduKey recovers the Product IDs and CD keys of Microsoft Office, Windows, and SQL Server installed on your machine. You can also view this information for for another machine using command-line options.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ProduKey.exe.
What's new?
  • When the 'Temporarily start the remote registry service on the remote computer' option is turned on, ProduKey now starts the Remote Registry service even if it's disabled.
Latest comments
Voidwhereprohibited on 2010-04-02 04:12

Antivirus programs have a tendency to quarantine or delete Produkey, HeapMemView, and a few of Nir's password recovery tools as well. 90% of Nirsoft utils will pass inspection just fine. Nirsoft is NOT malware by design, and so long as you keep your firewall, user accounts and security updates reasonably current, you'll do just fine. I suppose, in the wrong hands, some of the tools might be mildly threatening to low-security systems. Chances are, though, if a skilled cracker set out to compromise your system, they'd likely use something stronger than Nir's utilities to do it.

Faust on 2010-06-07 15:00

What carbonize and Void said.

Nirsoft's utils are not malware and will not damage your system. However, because they usually poke around in your system looking for info, they use methods that malware often uses, and which causes antivirus programs to identify them as malware.

MIKLO on 2014-04-29 20:30

WOW no comments for a long time but be advised that ProduKey as well as all Nirsoft's programs are safe and are not malware,spyware,viruses or any other bad stuff for your computer. Nirsoft is now and has always been a very good reputable place to get software and many kinds of Apps that help us to use and program out computers how we want without the end user having the abilty to write the code necessary to accomplish this. So thanks so much NIRSOFT for all the great APPS I have used for so many years that have helped me run my computers. PROFFS
MIKLO

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Vivaldi v1.8.770.56 Updated

billon on 10 Apr 2017
  • 157MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Nh

Vivaldi is a customizable, tabbed web browser based on the same engine as Google Chrome. Its appearance and capabilities can be extended with themes and extensions. It features a bookmark manager, speed dial, notes, custom search engines, sessions, tab stacks, web panels, mouse gestures, keyboard shortcuts, user interface scaling, adaptive interface color and much more.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: In the User Data folder, which is created in the same root as "Application" folder.

Note that the program resets some settings, including the list of installed extensions, when you move between PCs.
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Vivaldi
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract it using 7-zip to a temporary folder
  2. Extract the resulting vivaldi.7z archive with 7-zip to a folder of your choice
  3. In the Vivaldi-bin folder, create an empty text file with the following contents:

    // Vivaldi Standalone

  4. Rename the text file to stp.viv
  5. Rename the Vivaldi-bin folder to Application
  6. Launch Application\vivaldi.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Otter Browser, Opera, Google Chrome, Slimjet, SRWare Iron
What's new? See:
https://vivaldi.net/en-US/content/news

DTaskManager v1.55.1 Updated

billon on 10 Apr 2017
  • 378KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by rw14c

DTaskManager adds additional features above Windows' native Task Manager including batch termination and control over even protected system processes. The program can suspend and reactivate processes (useful for effectively "pausing" a program without closing) as well as automatically managing process priority. When ending a program, three different ways are avaialble to kill a processes, including End, Quit, Kill, and Kill Process Override for even increasingly stubborn programs.

Note: To save settings check "Save on exit" under the "Options" menu.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application Folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DTaskManager.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Daphne, Process Hacker, Task Manager DeLuxe
What's new?
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the display of the owner of some particular processes.

From History (ITA).txt through Google Translate.
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2015-12-10 18:35

Anytime I try to view Ports is causes the program to close, every single time. I'm using Windows 10 Home x64 so that may be the problem. Wish it would work so I could monitor the ports on occasion but maybe can be fixed in the future. :)
MIKLO

Midas on 2015-12-11 21:30

@MIKLO: did you notice Windows 10 isn't listed under system requirements?

MIKLO on 2017-04-03 14:02

@Midas Oops Duh, I guess ya gotta be smarter than the software which I was not. lol Thanks for the heads up^
MIKLO

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SIV v5.18 Updated

billon on 10 Apr 2017
  • 19MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Kimero

SIV (System Information Viewer) displays lots of core operating system, network, and hardware-related information including CPU, PCI, PCMCIA, USB, sensors, etc. The program varies from other system monitors in its "dashboard"-style view: a thin bar of key system information that can be expanded upon.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder).

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? No. Writes some non user-configurable values to the registry.
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch SIV32X.exe or SIV64X.exe for a 64-bit OS

Optionally, to enable stealth mode, launch SIV32X.exe -NOSIVREG or SIV64X.exe -NOSIVREG for 64-bit
Similar/alternative apps: HWiNFO32, SystemSpec
What's new? See:
http://rh-software.com/index_arc.html
Latest comments
Wolfghost on 2013-11-08 08:55

From v4.38
Added support for [SIVDEF.ini] which can be used to provide defaults for configuration parameters that are not already present in the registry. By default SIV will save these defaults to the registry unless -NOSIVREG is selected. Note that when SIV is run from a DVD/CD or Removable Drive (USB Flash Drive) -NOSIVREG is the default.

webfork on 2014-01-05 21:20

Thanks Wolfghost and red-ray: added the nosivreg bit to the entry.

smaragdus on 2015-09-14 20:04

The latest and older versions of SIV can be downloaded directly from its History page- http://rh-software.com/index_arc.html

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Q-Dir v6.51 Updated

billon on 10 Apr 2017
  • 848KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Apr 2017
  • 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.
Similar/alternative apps: CubicExplorer
What's new?
  • And again improvements and small adjustments in the file manager Q-Dir for Windows 10.
  • General revision and updating of the language files
  • ** Because Windows 10 creators update, please be patient.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-03-22 11:48

@billon
The portable x64 version (Q-Dir_Portable_x64.zip) is available for download.

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.

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AllDup v4.0.20 Updated

billon on 10 Apr 2017
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by guinness

AllDup removes duplicate files from one or multiple directories and includes a preview function using Windows own tools (IE, MediaPlayer, and WordPad). Can find duplicates by file name, file extension, file content, file dates, file attributes. The software can also scan ZIP or RAR archives (with an optional file size limit) and filter file types and/or folders.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable Edition" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AllDupPortable.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new? New:
  • Traditional Chinese translation of the user interface.
Fixed:
  • Various optimizations have been introduced in various sections of AllDup. Various bugs have been fixed.
Latest comments
Lee on 2011-01-08 06:42

It's not freeware. It's a time-limited demo.

Onesimus Prime on 2011-01-09 02:18

At least three places on their site, they call it freeware, including the phrase "Freeware for private and commercial use" (http://www.alldup.de/en_alldup.htm)
On the other hand AllSync, from the same company, is time-limited shareware--perhaps Lee got the two confused?

webfork on 2013-02-16 20:12

@Prime: Unknown. Anyway, just rechecked the status and the current license info is correct.

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Database .NET v21.4.6309 Updated

billon on 10 Apr 2017
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by s630417

Database .NET is a powerful and intuitive multiple database management tool. The program allows the administration of local or remote databases to browse objects, design tables, edit rows, export data, create new databases, and run queries with a consistent interface. The program includes table/data editor, index editor, syntax highlighting, SQL profiler, code manager, and multiple query tabs.

Supported databases include SQL Server, SQL Azure, Firebird, SQLite, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, IBM DB2 and Informix, Sybase ASE, MS Access and Excel, dBase IV, FoxPro, Data Sources, ODBC DSN, and OData. Can export to CSV, XML, TXT, XLS, or SQL Print Query Results.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4
Stealth: ? No. Creates an empty registry key [HKCU\Software\VB and VBA Program Settings\fishDatabase].
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Free for personal or non-profit use
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch Database4.exe
  3. Select "Portable mode" under "Tools->Options->General"
What's new?
Latest comments
s630417 on 2014-09-21 14:39

It requires .NET Framework 4.0 Full profile or higher, not client profile.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=17718

MxW on 2015-10-22 15:58

I like it allot, it is just what I have been looking for. The interface is like MS Management Studio but better. My experience with support was great, I sent in a question via e-mail and received an answer in under 15 minutes. I HIGHLY recommend it especially to anyone who likes working with Management Studio.

DarkShadow on 2016-02-16 18:43

v17.7.5890.1 released !

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DriveCleanup v1.4.0 Updated

billon on 11 Apr 2017
  • 97KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by guinness

DriveCleanup removes all currently non present "Storage Volumes", "Disk", "CDROM", "Floppy" USB drives and their USB devices from the device tree. Furthermore it removes orphaned registry items related to these device types. Both are not removed by similar programs on the site and take up space on the registry, eventually slow down a computer over time.

To preview program actions, start with argument -T (test mode).

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder).

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch drivecleanup.exe either in the Win32 folder or x64 folder for a 64-bit OS
Similar/alternative apps: USB Oblivion
What's new?
  • Cleans:
    • EMDMgmt and BitBucket;
    • Volume Shadow Copy volumes.
Latest comments
TP109 on 2011-06-18 02:02

Useful app. Cleaned up over 75 obsolete entries on a laptop.

Emka on 2015-04-22 17:38

v1.0.0 out

Checker on 2015-04-22 19:21

@ Emka: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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TheSage v7.16.2674 Updated

billon on 10 Apr 2017
  • 45MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by milentechie

TheSage is an English dictionary and thesaurus that contains over 145,000 references with multiple detailed definitions (over 200,000), and nearly 1,200,000 relationships between definitions. It features cross-referencing, wildcard and anagram search, multi-session history etc.

Functional on 64-bit systems.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .Net 4.0
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "PORTABLE" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TheSage.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: WordWeb
Latest comments
Mixture on 2017-03-30 22:04

I for the latest version, 7.15.2672, on SnapFiles and downloaded it. However, upon unzipping it and running the main app, my system immediately treat the theSage.exe as malware and erased it. I securely wiped the ZIP file, downloaded it again and extracted it, only to see Bandizip say "Access is denied(5)" the main app was erased again. I'm glad I have version 6.10.1816 on my desktop and version 7.8.2644 on my portable drive. Neither give me any problems.

Mixture on 2017-04-10 14:03

I tried the latest version of this dictionary/thesaurus portable software and still had problems with it. Only this time, I recorded my problem.
https://youtu.be/ZswQygLGTWc

webfork on 2017-04-14 02:02

@Mixture: This is really something you need to post about in forums.

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BowPad v2.3.2 Updated

Ennovy on 10 Apr 2017
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Midas

BowPad is a small and fast text editor with a ribbon user interface and syntax highlighting for over 100 file types and languages. The program's feature set is extendable with plugins written in jscript or vbscript.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch BowPad.exe.

Vista users have to install the Platform Update for Windows Vista (see website).
What's new?
  • updated to latest Scintilla component 3.7.4
  • improved UI responsivness
  • improved UI using animations
  • fixed situation where the tab-to-spaces and spaces-to-tabs skipped a lot of code
  • the setting spaces/tabs is now stored per document instead of globally
  • reduced flicker when drawing the scrollbars
  • fixed styling issue when reloading
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-11-22 20:02

I have never seen a text editor as ugly as this one, compared to BowPad, even DocPad (http://www.gammadyne.com/docpad.htm) is a beauty.

webfork on 2016-11-27 01:43

@smaragdus: you just hate ribbons :)

smaragdus on 2016-11-27 02:28

@webfork indeed. ;)

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Registry Finder v2.18.2 Updated

billon on 11 Apr 2017
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Midas

Registry Finder is a small tool for quickly searching the Windows registry and displaying the results in a list. You can edit found items or jump to an item in RegEdit in a single click. Search results can be saved to a .reg or a text file.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch RegistryFinder.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: RegScanner
What's new? Features:
  • Searching is performed in non-blocking fashion.
    You can browse/edit registry or do other tasks while search is in progress. The results are displayed on the fly, you can work wih them immediately. You can event perform multiple searches simultaneously.
  • "Greedy" deletion.
    When deleting a key, Registry Finder do not stop on the first subkey it fails to delete. It tries to delete as much subkeys as possible.
    The same is true for deletion of multiple items from the Find Results window. It tries to delete as much items as possible.
Fixed:
  • For the Export command, the Registry Hive file format was unavailable.
  • Possible crash when deleting a key that cannot be opened for read.
  • Possible crash when searching for hidden keys.
  • Crash on search if the language file were used.
  • Hangup on deletion from the Find Results window.
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2015-01-16 18:06

Hmmmm maybe a Russian dating site? lol
MIKLO

MIKLO on 2016-12-16 18:05

Well I was able to DL this time without getting the Russian dating site now that's progress...unless they are busy hacking the Democrats :)

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Multi Commander v7.0 Updated

Ennovy on 10 Apr 2017
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Apr 2017
  • 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:
System Requirements: 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 ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MultiCommander.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: FreeCommander XE
What's new?
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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MicroSIP v3.15.3 Updated

billon on 9 Apr 2017
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Mar 2017
  • Suggested by Terrine

MicroSIP allows high quality VoIP calls via the open Session Initiation Protocol to other SIP-compatible phones or regular telephones. The program is easy to configure and light on system resources, and supports video, instant messaging, secure connections (via client-to-client TLS encryption), and standards compatibility.

This SIP softphone is based on the Windows PJSIP stack. For regular phones, the program requires an account with a (non-free) SIP Provider.

Languages: French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and more.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder (microsip.ini, microsip.log)
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL v2
How to extract: Download the "portable ZIP" package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MicroSIP.exe.
What's new?
  • pjsip update 2.6.
  • Small edits.
  • DTMF method option (Auto, In-band, RCF2833, SIP-INFO).
  • Audible remote DTMF signals (RCF2833, SIP-INFO).
  • Mute microphone while sending in-band DTMF.
  • Fixed bug in dialing from command line.
Latest comments
AdrianK_IT on 2012-10-16 18:07

I can't get this software to work at all. Have reverted to PhonerLite, which has a clumsy interface but works OK. I like the neat gui for MicroSIP, but can't make outgoing calls at all, getting a 'connection timeout' message; and after answering an incoming call, can neither hear or be heard by caller.
Bizarre; use the same settings as for PhonerLite, and when MicroSIP is running, it registers with my VOIP provider (Sipgate) OK, but ... zilch!

CornHolio the Gringo on 2015-04-13 21:25

Always wanted to get this client to work as a P2P-client with encrypted communication, but so far I havent had any success.

DarkShadow on 2016-02-10 18:59

v3.11.0 (2016-02-09) released !

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Xinorbis Free v8.0.11 Updated

billon on 9 Apr 2017
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by The IceMan

Xinorbis Free is a powerful data analyzer that provides an intelligent view of drive or directory contents. The program makes visible the contents, structure, file distribution, with a mix of graphs, tables, and tree displays.

Unlike other space usage programs that focus on just tracking down space hogs, Xinorbis helps deliver a better overall understanding of your machine's data. The program includes feature-rich report generation with a variety of export options and ability to compare how contents have changed between reports.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch x8.32.exe or x8.64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: WizTree
What's new? See:
https://freshney.wordpress.com/
Latest comments
ozziguy on 2017-03-04 09:04

Thanks Guido76. It's still labelled as 8.0.5 but it's a new version and working here too

Emka on 2017-03-04 13:44

It doesn't display some German special characters correctly (e.g. ß), and more importantly, it shows a "buy the pro version" nagscreen upon exit and opens the product homepage in the system's standard browser.

Guido76 on 2017-03-04 14:30

Emka, you're right. Some problems with the French language too. And a very annoying nag-screen, and automatic launch of the browser. Too bad!
I will try to see this with the author, but I suppose that is part of his strategy to force the sale of the Pro version, so there is only little chance to make him change his mind!

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Artweaver Free v6.0.2 Updated

billon on 8 Apr 2017
  • 41MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Island Boy

Artweaver is an image editor that tries to simulate natural brush tools eg. chalk, charcoal, pencils. It supports common image formats such as BMP, GIF, JPEG, PCX, TGA, TIFF, PNG and PSD, in addition to its own format (AWD). Image editing functions includes selection, gradient, crop, fill, transparency, layers, effects (sharpen, blur, emboss, mosaic etc.).

A Pro version is available with additional functionality: a feature comparison is available. The pro version has not been tested for portability.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Move the contents of {app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Create a text file Artweaver.ini in that folder with the content:

    [Settings]
    LangFilePath=Languages\Artweaver_en.lng

  4. Launch Artweaver.exe
What's new? Fixed:
  • Hang when using text tool under Windows 7.
  • Input error when entering font size on property bar.
  • Various errors.
Latest comments
ishldgetoutmore on 2011-12-07 21:49

I used Universal Extractor to open the installer, then copied the {app} folder to my PortableApps directory on my USB drive. I renamed it to Artweaver and created the .ini file. Seems to run just fine! I guess the {embedded} directory contains license files and so forth; not necessary to run the program. Very nice!

dany on 2011-12-08 00:06

@foxcole: click the link in 'how to extract.', you need to replace bin/innounp.exe with the latest version, yours only supports versions up to 5.1.1. Innounp version 0.36 supports unpacking version 5.4.2 Inno Setup installers.
Worked for me.

Happy.Camper2 on 2017-03-10 19:34

Sadly, The Artweaver Team will shutdown on
06/01/2017.
Article at Artweaver blog=>
https://www.artweaver.de/en/blog/80

Take Care All,
Happy Camper2

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RapidCRC Unicode v0.3.23 Updated

billon on 8 Apr 2017
  • 786KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Userfriendly

RapidCRC Unicode is a hashing program capable of checking and verifying the integrity of files, folders, or whole drives. The program includes process priority, ability to pause/resume analysis, job queuing, easily copy hashes to the clipboard, and multi-threaded checks. If using checksum files (e.g. .sfv or .md5) for future verification, options include the ability to generate for every analyzed file, directory, or a single checksum with all hash data.

Includes direct support for CRC hashing in the filename (common for anime releases) for example: "MyFile [45DEF3A0].avi") Other algorithms range from fast to secure, including SFV(CRC32), MD5, ED2K, SHA-1, SHA-256, and SHA-512.

A 64-bit version is available on download page. Based on the original RapidCRC but updated with extended unicode support.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Archive" or "Archive (x64)" RAR package and extract using 7-zip or similar program to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete rcrcshex.dll or rcrcshex64.dll
  3. Create an empty text file called options_unicode.bin in the same folder
  4. Launch RapidCRC.exe
Similar/alternative apps: FileVerifier++
What's new? Fixed:
  • Usage of relative path names in hash files.
  • SHA3 calculation - previously RapidCRC was producing raw keccak hashes. This also includes a change of the file extension to sha3-224/256/512, which now matches the file extension of HashCheck with sha2/3.
Latest comments
webfork on 2014-08-02 02:05

This is currently my go-to program. I tend to add it to the "send to" menu on machines I'm currently using and it works beautifully to check one or more files. Also, the ability to insert the hash directly into the file name makes so much sense. Just drag-and-drop it into the window and instantly know if there's a problem. Great solution to the multi-step check.

shoover on 2016-02-21 09:17

I think there is something wrong with the "CRC into Filename" function. This occurs with files that lack a file extension.

webfork on 2016-02-22 21:20

shoover: The dev has been pretty responsive if you want to reach out: https://github.com/OV2/RapidCRC-Unicode/issues

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IZArc2Go v4.3 Updated

Ennovy on 8 Apr 2017
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by french

IZArc is an archive utility that supports drag-and-drop, searching inside archives, 50 different formats, archives broken into sections (spanning), the creation of self-extracting archives, repair of damaged ZIP archives, converting from archive type to another, create/merge multi-volume sets, etc. The program decompresses popular formats ZIP, RAR, 7Z, as well as CD image formats (ISO, BIN, NRG, IMG, etc), while compressing to 7Z, JAR, ZIP, and many more, using their native speed/quality options and encryption methods.

IZArc2Go is the portable version of IZArc by the same author.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder (note: requires latest InnoUp version to extract)
  2. Move the contents of {app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch IZArc2Go.exe
Similar/alternative apps: 7-zip, Peazip
What's new?
  • Fixed error messages are not shown when "Close IZArc After Extract" option is selected
  • Fixed converting password protected 7-ZIP archives
  • Fixed creation of CAB archives
  • Added support for DEP and ASLR security options
  • Improvements for speed and reliability
  • Updated translations
Latest comments
lautrepay on 2012-07-31 17:47

InnoUnp V0.37 is needed to extract the installer: http://innounp.sourceforge.net/

smaragdus on 2014-08-24 16:51

IZArc2Go 4.1.9 released.

Checker on 2014-08-25 15:24

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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FileVoyager v17.4.7.0 Updated

billon on 8 Apr 2017
  • 29MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Midas

FileVoyager is a customizable, feature-rich file manager that supports tabs, themes, color customization, and a ribbon or classic interface. The program uses an "orthodox" or two-panel commander-style view of disks, folders (real or virtual), shares, archives, and FTP/FTPS. It supports a long list of file operations, archive creation, media file playback, display modes, quick preview, application bar, favorites bar, file comparison, minimize-to-tray, and much more.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download either the Full or NoVLC "Portable" 7z package ("NoVLC" is smaller but excludes media preview tools)
  2. Extract using a program like PeaExtractor to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch FileVoyager.exe
Similar/alternative apps: CubicExplorer, FreeCommander XE, Multi Commander, XYplorer Free
What's new?
  • FileVoyager now contains a Hash tool.
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smaragdus on 2016-10-16 16:16

The "No VLC" and "Full" versions differ significantly in size:
"No VLC"- 27.0 MB (28,334,764 bytes) uncompressed
"Full"- 109 MB (115,235,866 bytes) uncompressed

Midas on 2016-10-16 17:54

Unless they have very specific needs, most 'portablists' should go with the "No VLC" version -- and get portable VLC if they need it...

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Honeyview v5.20 Updated

billon on 7 Apr 2017
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Honeyview is a fast image viewer supporting compressed image files often used for comics/manga/photos. Enables slideshow views with repeat, randomize, transitions, filters, interpolation, rotation, and zoom options. Unlike many graphics programs, Honeyview can show all images from an entire directory tree and not just one folder.

Functional on 64-bit and supports most common image types including BMP, JPG, GIF/Animated GIF, TIFF, PNG, TGA, PSD, JPEG 2000 (JP2, J2K), JPEG XR/HD Photo (WDP, HDP), DNG. Supported Archive Formats include ZIP/CBZ, RAR/CBR, LZH/LHA, TAR, 7Z, HV3, ALZ, and EGG.

Note: Honeyview Portable is not skinnable, but the standard version has this feature.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Honeyview32.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: CDisplayEx
What's new?
  • Updated Italian language file.
  • Minor bugs fixed.
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Userfriendly on 2015-02-17 13:52

Honeyview also has 64-bit executable and plugins available in the installer version. Extract with 7zip.

smaragdus on 2015-07-24 10:46

HoneyView 5.12 (Build 4603) has been released.

ripu on 2015-07-25 10:43

It's the best image viewer I've ever used. Awesome UI and hotkeys, fast; everything I wanted in an image viewer. Near perfect.

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Isotoxin v0.4.513 Updated

webfork on 8 Apr 2017
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by smaragdus

Isotoxin is a feature-rich secure messenger that lets you connect over your local network or the Internet. The program supports audio and video, desktop sharing (view only), file/folder sharing, inline images, group chats, and user profiles. Available extras include spell check, avatars, themes, auto gain / noise filter for audio, and much more.

The Tox protocol is peer-to-peer, meaning no central server is necessary for the network to function.

Includes basic XMPP (Jabber) support.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL v3
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP archive and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch isotoxin.exe and choose Portable mode
  3. Click Join network, select LAN, Tox or Jabber protocol, and choose a name
Similar/alternative apps: qTox
What's new?
  • New: search option "Search entire phrases"
  • Fixed: some folder share issues
  • Fixed: import tox profile (friends were not imported)
  • Fixed: tox connection (friends are offline after reconnect)
  • Removed: Advanced->Video calls options. Codec settings were moved to advanced connection options.
  • Added: advanced connection options. Now you can edit advanced options individually per connection
  • Custom list of tox nodes can be selected via advanced options
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Realist on 2016-09-05 11:04

What about WhatsApp!!!

webfork on 2016-09-05 15:13

@Realist: I haven't tested it because, unlike Isotoxin, WhatsApp is only out for Win8 and higher, closed source, and and is owned by Facebook. Their Wikipedia page lists some other concerns.

freakazoid on 2016-09-10 19:34

@Realist - Just go to web.whatsapp.com. Their "app" is just a wrapper for that.

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PhraseExpress v12.0.143 Updated

billon on 7 Apr 2017
  • 29MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by JohnW

PhraseExpress is a keyboard macro utility that manages all your frequently used text phrases from a taskbar icon and allows you to paste them into any application with a single mouse click, a keyboard shortcut, or a text macro command. The program is ideal for email reply templates, signatures, addresses, and any other information that you find yourself typing repeatedly.

PhraseExpress also includes powerful macro functions to launch programs, files or email messages, offers support for dynamic macro commands and comes with a unique text-prediction feature.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract:
  1. Download PhraseExpress_USB.zip and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch phraseexpress.exe -portable
Similar/alternative apps: Texter
What's new? See:
http://www.phraseexpress.com/docs12/09/changelog.php
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bartelsmedia on 2015-07-29 10:16

It would be great if you would vote for our other new related software Mouse Recorder, announced at http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2726

AndTheWolf on 2017-01-10 18:00

Most recent version is 12.0.124

Ennovy on 2017-01-10 18:30

@AndTheWolf: Thanks. The version history however is not updated

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foobar2000 v1.3.15 Updated

billon on 7 Apr 2017
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Barrette

Foobar2000 is an audio player with low memory footprint and native support for most popular audio formats. It includes CD ripping, format conversion, replay gain, audio normalization, equalization, and more. Playlist display and keyboard shortcuts are both very customizable. Additional functionality available via a wide variety of plugins.

The program can edit song tags (album and song name, number, year, etc.) based on the FreeDB Internet database and even rename the original songs based on these tags. A file format conversion tool is available, but must be enabled with external downloads. Can even fix some MP3s with corrupted file headers.

Windows 2000 is no longer supported but users can download the last compatible version: 0.9.4.

Category:
System Requirements: 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 (donate)
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. Select "Portable installation" and choose the destination folder
  3. Launch foobar2000.exe
Similar/alternative apps: 1by1, Boom, Winyl
What's new?
  • Improved compatibility with certain internet radio stations.
  • Tag manipulation improvements:
    • When editing tags of iTunes-encoded M4A files, excess padding (often as much as 32 kilobytes) will be removed;
    • Better handling of WMA “rating” field.
  • Default UI album art viewer now less likely to make app unresponsive when attempting to load pictures from a lagging network share.
  • Embedded album art loading performance tweaks.
  • Updated FLAC library (1.3.2), zlib (1.2.11) and FFmpeg (3.2.4).
  • Unicode filenames within ZIP files now work correctly.
  • Added “skip all” button to Converter overwrite prompt dialog.
  • Fixed resampler configuration sample rate pickers not allowing more than five digits.
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hamasaki on 2016-02-20 11:36

@Emka, sorry for the delay. No, I didn`t post on the forums.

shnbwmn on 2016-07-22 12:25

Great player, especially with a few tweaks. I use Meier crossfeed[1] together with Dolby surround emulation[2]. What this does is it spreads the sound out, as if you're listening to a live performance, and greatly reduces ear strain when listening with headphones (which I do 99% of the time). Other pluses are that it uses my own music directory structure, is very fast (opens in a snap), and it uses windows native look instead of someone's idea of a great skin.

[1] http://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_dsp_meiercf
[2]http://www.head-fi.org/t/447089/5-1-headphone-experience-foobar-configuration-for-all-stereo-music-files

Midas on 2016-07-22 15:49

@shnbwmn: FYI, Viper4Windows is a free general purpose Windows sound processor that includes similar tweaks, among many others... (V4W homepage appears to be having issues currently, but Softpedia has it: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Audio/Other-AUDIO-Tools/ViPER4Windows.shtml). Also available as Viper4Android.

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