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Discord Portable v0.0.298-15 Updated

SYSTEM on 20 Nov 2017
  • 120MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Nov 2017
  • Suggested by Userfriendly

Discord is an easy-to-use voice over IP program focused on gaming communities. The program works well with groups, includes high quality audio, and maintains low system resources to avoid interfering with games. The program also supports text chat, direct messaging, hotkeys, channels, permissions, embedded file exchange, and more.

Discord Portable is a portable wrapper for the Discord instant messaging and VoIP program. Cross-platform with clients available for Web, Android, iOS, Mac, and Linux

Alternatively, there is another wrapper developed by demon.devin.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware (wrapper: MIT, Discord: freeware)
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch discord-portable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Teamspeak, sPortable, qTox
What's new? 0.0.298-14
  • New logger
  • Switch to Golang Dep as dependency manager
  • Upgrade to Go 1.9.1

0.0.298-15

qTox v1.12.0 Updated

billon on 19 Nov 2017
  • 46MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Oct 2017
  • Suggested by smaragdus

qTox is an easy, secure instant messaging and VoIP client for the Tox network. The program includes standard features like chat between users, group chats, file transfer with image preview, as well as high-quality audio and video calls with group call capability.

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

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac, Windows, FreeBSD and Android.

Tox web-site

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Windows 8: Empty folder written to \AppData\Roaming\tox
Windows 7: Duplicate user files saved to \AppData\Roaming\tox
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch qtox.exe
  3. Create a username and optional password
  4. Click the settings button (gear icon), choose the Advanced tab, and select "Make Tox portable"
Optionally, close the program and delete the folder C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\tox\ (this makes the program more stealth)
Similar/alternative apps: Isotoxin, Ricochet, TorChat
What's new? See:
https://github.com/tux3/qTox/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-04-27 01:44

Portability may be lost after update- re-enable it from "Settings" - "Advanced" - "Make Tox portable".

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Miranda NG v0.95.7 (build 18767) Updated

webfork on 11 Nov 2017
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Nov 2017
  • Suggested by joby_toss

Miranda NG is a multi-protocol instant messaging client supporting most common protocols by default including AIM, Facebook, GG, ICQ, IRC, Jabber, and Skype. However, additional protocols (including Discord, Skype, Tox, Twitter, WhatsApp etc.), plugins and languages are available via "Main menu > Show full plugin list" (see online list).

As the program is a code fork of Miranda IM, an FAQ about the differences is available.

Alternatively, Miranda NG Portable is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the "stable" 7z package and extract (using 7-zip or a compatible program) to a folder of your choice
  2. Open mirandaboot.ini in a text editor and change the line

    ProfileDir=

    to

    ProfileDir=.\Profile

  3. Save the file and launch miranda32.exe or miranda64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
Similar/alternative apps: Miranda IM, Pidgin
What's new? See:
https://wiki.miranda-ng.org/Changelog
Latest comments
webfork on 2014-01-05 02:55

smaragdus: My understanding is that they include all the popular plugins inside the distro. This is because plugin fragmentation and version issues were part of the reason for the Miranda NG code fork.

maxi on 2015-04-20 21:36

new skype support in developer version. skypeweb plugin found on there board

webfork on 2016-02-16 02:52

I really didn't like not being able to hit "enter" and have the message send. You can configure this behavior under options - Message sessions - General tab - Sending messages - checkbox "Send message on 'Enter'"

If that seems like a lot to go through to configure something fairly basic, that's kind of how this client works: a little confusing with a trade-off of intense customization.

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Miranda IM v0.10.75 Updated

billon on 14 Oct 2017
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Oct 2017
  • Suggested by David Miller

Miranda IM is an extensible, customizable instant messenger client supporting Facebook, Gadu-Gadu, Jabber, ICQ, IRC, MSN, Yahoo and more. The program can support more protocols via an extended plugin system to include Netsend, IAX, Tlen 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
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?
  • Rest in Peace AIM.
  • Fix sqlite database driver installation on all build types.
Latest comments
billon on 2017-08-22 16:57

Program is dead, addons' link is dead, forum is dead, wiki is dead, even screenshots' links are dead.

__philippe on 2017-08-23 12:17

Requiescant in Pace...;-)

webfork on 2017-08-24 02:49

Their site is having some issues. Though I'm only having issues with the addon and wiki site so maybe fixes are underway.

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TeamSpeak v3.1.6

billon on 17 Aug 2017
  • 63MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Aug 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