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Don't Sleep v9.21 Updated

Andrew Lee on 21 Jan 2023
  • 284KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Jan 2023
  • Suggested by joby_toss

Don't Sleep helps prevent system Shutdown, Standby, Hibernate, Turn Off and Restart operations. This is useful to temporarily disable automatic power-saving tools without modifying any system settings. Works great for running a presentation, defragmenting a disk, or encoding a large file.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
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 DontSleep_p.exe or DontSleep_x64_p.exe (for 64-bit OS).
What's new? See: https://softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/DontSleep/History
Latest comments
Saboo on 2020-03-18 07:56

I have been using this app for years and love it.

rbon on 2020-12-02 15:38

Don't Sleep 7.55 released https://www.softwareok.com/?Download=DontSleep

shawnadam on 2023-01-22 00:59

Does this stop automatic restarts after windows updates?

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OnlyStopWatch v6.11 Updated

Andrew Lee on 8 Nov 2022
  • 72KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Nov 2022
  • Suggested by guinness

OnlyStopWatch is a simple time monitor that includes a stop-watch and countdown timer. The program can display the hour and milliseconds and several background options are available.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / 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 OnlyStopWatch_p.exe or OnlyStopWatch_x64_p.exe (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: Timer, Ten Timer
What's new? See: https://softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/OnlyStopWatch/History
Latest comments
__philippe on 2013-08-03 11:25

Alternative: Rob Keir's minuscule Timer.exe (8k), including a more subdued display.
http://keir.net/timer.html

__philippe

__philippe on 2013-08-04 16:15

Please see also Timer related forum post:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=849&hilit=timer+keir

__philippe

Checker on 2013-08-04 19:44

@ __philippe: Timer added under "Similar/alternative apps:"

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Shutter Lite v4.6

Andrew Lee on 16 Oct 2022
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Oct 2022
  • Suggested by USB_Kx

Shutter is a customizable program that lets you perform a variety of actions when a user-specified event occurs. Events include timer countdown, a certain time trigger, low CPU usage, user inactivity, a low battery etc. The corresponding actions include shutdown, reboot, logoff, lock workstation, sleep, hibernate etc.

The program can play a custom sound and/or run a program of your choice, in addition to displaying a user-configurable message. A web interface is also available that permits remote execution of one of a list of actions.

Note: A pro version is available without the limitation of 5 presets, events and actions.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use/Liteware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Shutter.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new? See: https://www.den4b.com/news
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2013-09-05 17:50

Shutter version 3.3 is no longer FreeWare for non-commercial use, it is now CrippleWare- Shutter Lite.

freakazoid on 2014-04-24 17:07

Recently, I upgraded to Windows 8.1 Update 1 and had trouble waking up the computer from sleep.

I tried various solutions, but ended up turning off automatic sleep in Windows and using Shutter to Sleep after X amount of time is inactive. Now, I'm able to wake the com up. I understand this is a workaround, but this ended up working for me.

AndTheWolf on 2022-04-18 17:29

Now at version 4.5

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RunAsDate v1.41

Andrew Lee on 10 Jun 2022
  • 58KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Jun 2022
  • Suggested by risk

RunAsDate is a small utility that allows you to run a program in the date and time that you specify. This utility doesn't change the current system date and time of your computer, but it only injects the date/time that you specify into the desired application.

You can run multiple applications simultaneously, each application works with different date and time, while the real date/time of your system continues to run normally.

Category:
Runs on: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 RunAsDate.exe.
What's new? You can now attach to a process from command-line. You can specify the process filename or process ID, for example:
RunAsDate.exe 25\04\2005 17:12:15 Attach:Outlook.exe
RunAsDate.exe 25\04\2005 17:12:15 Attach:2756
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2016-10-10 16:18

I really find this program useful just like most all NIRSOFT products :)
MIKLO

smaragdus on 2016-10-14 00:20

A new version 1.31 of RunAsDate, which fixes the discrepancy between version number and file version number, has been released, for more information see this forum post:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=83544#p83544

tomcat on 2022-06-11 06:55

From the developer’s site, for those who entertain a similar thought:

I get many emails that say "I tried to extend the trial period of xyz software with RunAsDate and it didn't work"… RunAsDate was created for legitimate purposes. For some shareware, RunAsDate might really work, but many shareware creators are smart enough to detect that the date/time was modified, and they end the trial period immediately.

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System Scheduler Free v5.32

webfork on 17 Mar 2022
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Mar 2022
  • Suggested by Allen Smith

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

The program also includes it's own scripting tools for mouse, keyboard and other operations. Additional features are available in it's "Pro" version described on the home page.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Last window location is written to Windows registry, while the scheduler database is written to the local directory.
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: No
License: Liteware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. The application is in the {app} folder
  3. Launch Scheduler.exe
What's new? See:
https://splinterware.com/info/news.html
Latest comments
Ganamyde on 2013-06-06 14:02

No unicode and RunWait support :/

MIKLO on 2018-03-26 15:52

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

FireRabbit on 2021-01-26 13:42

Almost useful to me, but too many important features are locked under the pro version and $30 is too steep for what I'm doing with it.

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UK's Kalender v2.5.6

billon on 11 Apr 2020

UK's Kalender is a personal calendar that sits in the system tray and reminds you of upcoming events or deadlines. Events can be displayed in weekly, fortnightly, monthly or yearly view. They can also be organized into different categories with their own settings. Documents or programs can be attached to an event so that they are automatically launched when the event fires. The program also allows sharing via network (multi-user).

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / 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 Kalender.exe.
What's new?
  • The colors of the custom tray icon can be changed now.
  • Fixed:
    • Error, where the selected date for entering a new event was overwritten if a new event category was selected;
    • Error, where the color mark of the current day was not updated, if alarms were disabled.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-10-11 00:22

The missing forum thread- http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=107

Checker on 2015-10-11 02:13

@smaragdus: Thanks ... forum thread added ;)

smaragdus on 2015-11-04 09:36

The latest version is 2.4.4.

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KShutdown v5.2

billon on 30 Dec 2019
  • 14MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Dec 2019
  • Suggested by joby_toss

KShutdown is a system scheduling tool to turn off, restart, hibernate, sleep, or log off a computer. It can also lock the screen, show a custom message, or execute a user-defined command at a specified time. The program features various time and delay options, command-line support and notifications.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch kshutdown.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: TimeComX Basic, PShutDown, Poweroff
What's new? See:
https://kshutdown.sourceforge.io/releases/

Splat v1.1.8

Midas on 4 Mar 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Aug 2015
  • Suggested by Checker

Splat (Simple Program Launching and Termination) allows you to build profiles that can launch or close programs and services. Supports drag-and-drop, hotkeys, process priority, and includes the ability to open specific files, folders, URLs, and even other Splat profiles. The program can aggressively close (kill) applications that may not shut down normally or add delays of time, CPU usage, or whether the previous program has closed yet.

Great for a computer startup sequence that won't slow down your computer or for switching between different separate program groups (such switching from a view all your financial programs, data, and files to all your photo/video editing tools)

Category:
Runs on:Win7
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 Splat.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Lacuna Launcher
What's new?
  • Added the ability to create a profile shortcut in your startup folder. Right-click a profile and choose the option from the menu.
  • Fixed: Context menu did not work for reordering profiles.

a023.gif Applause for "Best new portable freeware of 2015" !
Latest comments
webfork on 2015-01-18 22:43

I very quickly integrated this into the startup sequence on both of my main machines. Great to get multiple portable software up and running in a system-friendly way.

Midas on 2015-01-19 13:16

Thanks, webfork. Your comment made me realize that Splat can be used as a start-up manager... duh!

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TimeComX Basic v1.3.2.7

webfork on 7 Sep 2020
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Aug 2014
  • Suggested by wolssiloa

TimeComX is a small and resource-friendly automation program, that can execute various actions after specified time or by a lower deviation of network and processor usage activity. User can Restart, Shutdown, Log Off, Lock, Hibernate, Suspend and Wake, Play any type of audio-file (mp3, ogg, wma, wav...), as well as file execution (e.g. batch files).

Optionally, you can let TimeComX make a screenshot before the action starts.

NOTE: Site offline, linking to Softpedia and archive.org.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Copy the contents of $INSTDIR to a folder of your choice (Note: if using Universal Extractor 2, just delete the "Additional files" folder)
  3. In this folder, create a create an empty text file named portable.txt
  4. Launch TimeComX.exe
  5. Select language and then disable new version check
Similar/alternative apps: DShutdown
What's new?
  • Improved system activity detection (now using WMI).
  • Added disk usage trigger.
  • Added memory usage trigger.
  • Improved version checking.
  • Minor changes in user interface.
  • Minor fixes.
Latest comments
daren_rupert on 2010-10-05 11:40

@Midas did you enable hibernation via "powercfg -h on" as administrator? It worked perfectly for me and now TimeComX shows hibernation as well as sleep mode.

Onesimus Prime on 2020-04-22 01:42

In need of a timer program, I just tried to use this one portably. The previous instructions (i.e. just portable "out of the box" once extracted) didn't work, nor did creating an .ini (mentioned in comments here for a previous version) or manually moving its settings files to a profiles or config subfolder or the app folder itself.

Finally on the archived version of their webpage I found this explanation: "For TimeComX Basic 1.3.x you need to create a text file (can be empty) named "portable.txt" in the root folder of TimeComX."--see https://web.archive.org/web/20140327235607/http://www.bitdreamers.com/en/products/timecomx/faq

I have updated the instructions here to reflect this, but someone else may want to still clean it up a bit.

Midas on 2020-04-23 11:49

@Onesimus Prime: Thank you for the information and update. :)

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Sunbird Portable v1.0 Beta 1 Rev 2

webfork on 13 May 2022

Mozilla Sunbird is a calendar client that supports the creation of scheduled events and the ability to get an overview of events on a particular day, week or month. The calendar can be shared by publishing it to a WebDAV-capable server.

Sunbird Portable is a portablized build of Sunbird.

Note:

  • This project has been discontinued and is not recommended for a production or day-to-day environment, replaced by Thunderbird.
  • Win 95, 98, or ME users must download an earlier version: V0.2 Rev 5.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: MPL (Sunbird), GPL (launcher)
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SunbirdPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: SeaMonkey
Latest comments
Luis on 2007-12-03 01:39

17MB for a calendar program is to much ...

jer on 2009-01-15 10:27

to big...

see EssentialPim on http://usbsoft.org/office/EssentialPim.zip

webfork on 2017-05-13 22:19

I recently used this program to parse out an ICS file with a bunch of duplicates and data that wouldn't show up properly in other viewers. The export to HTML and CSV was enormously helpful. Even though it hasn't been updated in over a decade, it still works great.

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