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LibreOffice Portable v7.4.1 Updated

Andrew Lee on 26 Sep 2022
  • 493MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Sep 2022
  • 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. 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.

Other available portable versions:

  • Still - more tested and stable but with fewer features/capabilities
  • Legacy - for WinXP/Vista users (unsupported)

The program is cross platform with versions available for Mac, Linux/BSD (comes default with most distros) and supports a variety of extensions.

Category:
Runs on: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, FreeOffice
What's new? See: https://www.libreoffice.org/download/release-notes/
Latest comments
CornHolio the Gringo on 2018-09-01 13:58

LibreOffice 5.4.7 is last ever version for WinXP

CornHolio the Gringo on 2020-08-28 22:29

LibreOffice 6.4.7 is last ever version for 6 series?
I guess soo

NunoEFSilva on 2021-05-01 12:41

The most capable Portable Freeware Office.
Pity it takes sooo long to load in old machines ... oh, well ... that's the price.
With very capable Word processor, spreadsheet (Calc), presentations (Impress), expression builder (Math, physics, chemistry, etc.), Drawing (vector) editor and dataBase, one only misses specialized apps like diagram (like Dia) and raster image editors (The GIMP, MyPaint, LazPaint) to build an office to rival (and maybe even best) M$ Office.

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MSD Organizer Freeware v13.8

Ennovy on 31 Jan 2022
  • 31MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Jan 2022
  • 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:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: No
License: Liteware
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://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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Apache OpenOffice Portable v4.1.11

Andrew Lee on 24 Nov 2021
  • 612MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Nov 2021
  • 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.

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

Category:
Runs on: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 License 2.0
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch ApacheOpenOffice.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: LibreOffice, FreeOffice
What's new? See:
https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/Releases
Latest comments
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/

PAFuser on 2017-12-29 03:27

https://portableapps.com/apps/office/openoffice_portable Version: 4.1.4 10/19/2017. Version: 4.1.5 is listed on OpenOffice site 12/28/2017 release.

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tinySpell v1.9.64

Ennovy on 5 Aug 2021
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Aug 2021
  • 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:
Runs on: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 2015-11-20 16:48

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

;-) you hit the nail on the head

Ennovy on 2020-06-10 09:35

Version 1.9.63 released today

FireRabbit on 2021-08-05 01:23

Come on Dev give us some real updates so I have a reason to toss more money your way. My lic expired in 2015 and this new minor mystery [eg: undocumented] update isn't going to get me to renew...

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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:
Runs on: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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Gwennel Doc v0.15

billon on 29 May 2018
  • 359KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Dec 2013
  • Suggested by Cornflower

Gwennel is a lightweight word processor that takes an innovative approach to formatting options by separating them into a tree-like structure. This is useful for handling long documents with clear, organized formatting tools or for users who wish to focus on the text first and formatting second. Any style changes (such as headings, lists, or colors) are propagated throughout the entire document and, although only able to open and save OpenDocument (.odt) files, this makes the program a capable WYSIWYG editor. Additionally, users can open existing files and make rapid changes to the entire document.

Category:
Runs on:WinNT / 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 gwennel.exe.
What's new?
  • New Feature: basic find command.
  • Bug fix: use the text color of paragraph for bullets.
  • The executable is no longer packed with UPX because of all those crappy antivirus.
Latest comments
Cornflower on 2010-07-30 13:50

It is not at all intuitive, but once you play with it a bit, It comes together.
I probably won't use it on my own computers where Open Office Portable is much handier, but as I like to keep my usb key light, I keep it there. Hint: go over your Open Office documents and see what styles you like to use, and update the openoffice-style.gwen template. I found this makes it more user friendly, as I am dealing with my own tastes.

tpig on 2011-03-12 06:57

I've tested it. I does support Unicode.

Midas on 2014-12-07 21:45

See also Gwennel Web: http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=12395 ...

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