The Portable Freeware Collection


[UPDATE] calibre v3.28.0

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.

[UPDATE] Q-Dir v7.11

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 automatically switches between 32/64-bit and is approved by the publisher.

[UPDATE] Qmmp v0.11.2

Qmmp (Qt-based Multimedia Player) is a Winamp-inspired audio player that supports most popular formats, CUE sheets and playlists (m3u, pls, xspf). It includes visualization, spectrum analyzer, 10-band equalizer, wide skin support (including XMMS and Winamp 2.x skins), plugins, lyrics, cover art, global hot-keys, tray control, CDDB and ReplayGain support and more.

The program is cross-platform (FreeBSD, Linux) and written in C++ and Qt.

[UPDATE] TagScanner v6.0.30

TagScanner is a multifunction program for organizing and managing your music collection. It can edit tags of most audio formats, rename files based on the tag information, generate tag information from filenames and perform any transformations of the text from tags and filenames. Album info available via online databases like freedb, Discogs or MusicBrainz and includes a built-in audio player.

Supports ID3v1, ID3v2, Vorbis comments, APEv2, WindowsMedia and MP4 (iTunes) tags. Includes powerful TAG editor with batch functions and special features and a playlist maker with ability to export playlists to HTML, Excel or any user-defined format.

[UPDATE] GPU-Z v2.10.0

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.

[UPDATE] Balabolka v2.12.0.664

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.

[UPDATE] BowPad v2.3.9

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.

[UPDATE] Opera v54.0.2952.60

Opera is a fast and secure web browser with tabbed, customizable interface. Features integrated searches, themes, device sync and mouse gestures. Also available is a service that includes a bookmarks and password sync along with an "off-road" mode that uses server-side compression to speed up browsing especially for low speed internet connections (account signup required). A variety of add-ons are available to extend functionality.

Based on Google Chrome, the program is available for Mac, Linux, Android and a variety of mobile phones and tablets. Opera v12 (Presto) is also available and includes many features not present in the newer version.

Alternative Portable versions:

[UPDATE] Vivaldi v1.15.1147.55

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.

[UPDATE] QuickTextPaste v4.33

QuickTextPaste allows you to insert (paste) quickly pre-defined text in any applications via keyboard shortcut. It can also run commands and programs via keyboard shortcuts to save time and avoid spelling errors.

[UPDATE] Don't Sleep v4.59

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.

[UPDATE] Info-Base v8.1

Info-Base is a very fast, effective, and easy PIM (personal information manager) and a freeform database for any kind of texts, notes, snippets, and similarly other data. It is a clone of the good old "Info-Select", Version 1.0 for Windows (3.x) - by Micro Logic Corp. with some new options like links, spell checker, tagging, global search, clips from browsers or / other programs (with , global hotkeys) , and much more.

[UPDATE] AppReadWriteCounter v1.05

AppReadWriteCounter analyzes disk read/write operations of every application running on your system. It displays both the current file and number of bytes, operations, speed and the details about the application, including product name, product version, etc., making the file read/write operations.

[UPDATE] Free Shooter v2.0.5

Free Shooter is lightweight, easy-to-use tool for taking screenshots. This simple program supports 3 capture modes: full screen, active window and selected region along with 5 output file formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG and TIFF. Other features include copying image to clipboard, capture sound, mouse cursor inclusion, clear window transparency, disable aero effect, customizable shortcut keys, always on top, tray control, multi-monitor support and more.

A 64-bit version is available (included in archive).

[UPDATE] LibreOffice Portable v6.0.5

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.

Cross platform with versions available for Mac, Linux/BSD (comes default with most distros) and supports a variety of extensions. A "Still" version that's more tested and stable but with fewer features/capabilities is available via the website link.

[UPDATE] AutoHideMouseCursor v2.61

AutoHideMouseCursor automatically hides the mouse cursor with an adjustable timer. The program is useful for reducing distractions for users while reading, during presentations, or for personal preference.

[UPDATE] Driver Magician Lite v4.77

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.

[UPDATE] Boom v1.0.32

Boom is a lightweight and simple audio player featuring gapless playback, ReplayGain support, a convenient structured genre/artist/album/song view of the indexed files etc. The program supports most major formats including MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, Musepack (MPC), WavPack, WAV, AIFF, MP4/M4A (requires Microsoft codecs included with Windows 7) and WMA.

Developed by the author of foobar2000, the program includes a simplified version of it's Properties dialog that provides basic tagging capabilities.

Note: When running in portable mode, Boom will index the contents of the folder it's installed in.

[UPDATE] Xlideit Image Viewer v1.0.180718

Xlideit Image Viewer bundles an image, document and video viewer with a basic graphic editor. The interface is customizable to show groups of thumbnails and subfolders. Edition tools include crop, rotate/flip, convert and tag viewer/editor. Includes additional options to generate slideshows.

Note that at first launch, the program launches full screen and opens any images on the desktop.

Format support: views most common image formats as well as Photoshop, PCX, TIF, WMF and TGA. Video formats include MPG, MP4, WMV and AVI while document preview is limited to HTM, MHT and RTF.