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LibreOffice Portable v5.4.1 Updated

billon on 15 Sep 2017
  • 493MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Sep 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.

XP users: v.5.4.0 Rev 2 is the last supported version.

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
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.

CornHolio the Gringo on 2017-08-19 00:06

LibreOffice Portable v5.4.0 is the last version supporting Windows XP.
The portable version made by PortableApps.com is no longer compressed with UPX and is therefore as fast as X-LibreOffice when loading.

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MSD Organizer Freeware v13.3

billon on 10 May 2017
  • 31MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 May 2017
  • Suggested by Ennovy

MSD Organizer Freeware is an personal information organizer that includes a wide variety of modules. These include a phone book, todo list, calendar with reminder function, password manager, foreign currency support, word processor, calculator, import/export capabilities, etc.

Note: The free version does not include password protection, password encryption, Google sync, history manager, advanced filter, network messenger, and news.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch MSDOrganizer.exe
  3. For the free version, uncheck the "Enable the additional features of the professional version of the program"" box at the bottom of the window that appears
Optionally, leave this checked to test out the professional version (not freeware).

Note: Settings will only be written to the application folder if the application files are located on a removable drive. Otherwise, settings will be written to the user profile folder.
Similar/alternative apps: Essential PIM Free
What's new? See:
https://www.msdsoft.com/eng/products/agenda/help/introhistoria.htm
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2015-04-10 06:46

Installed on my harddrive and tested the portable version again, under Windows 7 64 bit.
Settings and data are now written in the application folder.
The user profile folder contains an empty folder C:\Users\my_name\AppData\Roaming\MSD_Soft

Ennovy on 2015-04-10 09:31

MSD Organizer uses the folder I mentioned (C:\Users\my_name\AppData\Roaming\MSD_Soft)for temp files.
The files in that folder are deleted on exit.

dot on 2015-11-26 14:44

It doesn't even run and hangs if you don't allow it to connect to the Internet (at least the first time). Tried three times and dumped it for good after about one minute.

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tinySpell v1.9.62

billon on 16 Feb 2017
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Feb 2017
  • Suggested by joby_toss

tinySpell allows you to easily and quickly check and correct the spelling in any Windows application. It watches your typing on the fly and alerts you whenever it detects a misspelled word. The program can also check the spelling of text that you copy to the clipboard.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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 tinySpellp.exe.
What's new? See:
http://tinyspell.numerit.com/history.htm
Latest comments
NickR on 2015-11-18 18:47

Version history is available
http://www.tinyspell.com/history.htm

Midas on 2015-11-19 14:33

... but it only mentions changes in the paid version for this release.

The freeware still provides English (American or British), French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian support only -- Hunspell compatibility is only available in the paid version.

NickR on 2015-11-20 16:48

@Midas 'but it only mentions changes in the paid version for this release1'

;-) you hit the nail on the head

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X-ApacheOpenOffice v4.1.3 [rev5]

billon on 31 Oct 2016
  • 436MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Oct 2016
  • Suggested by Mark Williams

Apache OpenOffice is a full-featured, cross-platform office suite compatible with all major office suites and 100s of file formats. Includes word processor, spreadsheet, database, presentations, drawing and math/formulas software.

X-ApacheOpenOffice is a portable version of Apache OpenOffice. Alternatively, Apache OpenOffice Portable is also available.

Languages: Includes English, Italian, French, Spanish, and German. For more click here.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: Apache 2.0
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package
  2. Extract to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch X-ApacheOpenOffice.exe
Similar/alternative apps: LibreOffice
What's new? See:
https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/AOO+4.1.3+Release+Notes
Latest comments
Mark on 2010-03-18 13:33

Comepared to MS Office it't a bit of a dull knife. (For the average cook a dull knife does everything with a bit more effort.) OOO does everything you could possible need that MS office does (and a few very great things that MS office doesn't do, like editing PDF in the draw module).It only lacks some of the sharp WOW effects that MS office has. So if you want all functionality minus a few bells and whistles go for Open Office. If you think a a bit of eye candy and a slightly easier to use interface is worth several hundred $$ then shell out. I use the portable version at work because they use OOO 2.3 and the portable version gives me what I need.

webfork on 2015-07-08 22:49

The reason to choose this office suite over LibreOffice is stability; while it's missing a lot of features, compatibility, customization, and other improvements in LibreOffice, crashes are very unusual.  I keep both on my machine depending on my needs.

PAFuser on 2016-09-02 20:49

Came across this today: "OpenOffice, after years of neglect, could shut down" at http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/09/openoffice-after-years-of-neglect-could-shut-down/

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NeoMem v1.2b

webfork on 6 Feb 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Mar 2006
  • Suggested by Mariwal Jordo

NeoMem allows you to store and organize all kinds of information in a cross between a word processor and database. It can be used to store to do lists, books, website passwords, addresses, account information, and collections of all kinds. The database can even be encrypted for maximum security.

Note: Website offline. Linking to archive.org mirror.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Windows registry. But given the small number of non-critical settings that is written (most settings are stored in the database), I think it can be accepted as portable.
Unicode support: No
License: MIT X11
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch NeoMem.exe.
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2015-11-13 22:54

Tested it on Windows 10 and it seems to work just fine.
Standard there is no support for reading NeoMem.hlp but you are redirected to a Microsoft site to download WinHlp32.exe(not tested)

Midas on 2015-11-13 23:25

I was an user of Neomem once -- interesting implementation, plenty of bugs, no documentation -- until I eventually abandoned it.

For anyone interested, Treeline (http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=971) is not as light, but has everything Neomem offered and is still in active development...

smaragdus on 2015-11-13 23:57

This seems to be the same project hosted at GitHub- https://github.com/bburns/neomem but I don't expect NeoMem to be revived.

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