Friday, September 29, 2017

OpenVPN Portable, an Open Source VPN daemon!
"[High Reliability] When OpenVPN goes down, the network is brought to a pause to allow for repair or reconfiguration, thereby ensuring that no data loss or corruption or miscommunication happens. This also acts as an additional layer of security." —vpn-services.bestreviews.net
"Pretty much every VPN company supports OpenVPN as standard, but a number of things serve to separate the best from the rest." —Pete Zaborszky, bestvpn.com (23 Apr 2013)
"OpenVPN has been integrated into SoftEther VPN, an open-source multi-protocol VPN server, to allow users connect to the VPN server from existing OpenVPN clients." —en.Wikipedia.org
OpenVPN is an open-source software application that implements virtual private network (VPN) techniques for creating secure point-to-point or site-to-site connections in routed or bridged configurations and remote access facilities. It uses a custom security protocol that utilizes SSL/TLS for key exchange. It is capable of traversing network address translators (NATs) and firewalls.

OpenVPNPortable_2.4.4.I601_32_64_bit.paf
Size: 12.5 MB (13,168,640 bytes) Packed Size: 3.35 MB (3,514,368 bytes)
MD5: CFD67B93A4BD8E941843449F3F807A2F


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OpenVPN Portable for Windows Vista OpenVPN for Windows Vista — Stable Update

OpenVPNPortable_2.3.18.I601_32_64_bit_Vista.paf
Size: 11.8 MB (12,382,208 bytes) Packed Size: 3.21 MB (3,371,008 bytes)
MD5: 6FCDEC062DB47B8E27E92A8ABC132D25

OpenVPN Portable for Windows XP OpenVPN for Windows XP — Stable Update

OpenVPNPortable_2.3.18.I001_32_64_bit_XP.paf
Size: 11.7 MB (12,369,920 bytes) Packed Size: 3.20 MB (3,362,816 bytes)
MD5: 671BD57048130BF487D697DC97C61FE6

Requirements

  • Administrator privilege.
  • If not found, TAP Windows driver will be automatically installed on first run—and won't be uninstalled on exit.
    • We tried the "install-and-uninstall approach" for TAP Windows driver, but after several cycles of "install-and-uninstall" it just won't install anymore. That's why we choose to install it anyway ;)
    • We've tried any NSIS driver tricks. None works well. Got suggestions?

Free VPN providers

Portability Notes

  • OpenVPN do not have portable mode. It stores its settings in Windows registry and data folder while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.
  • You can help by sending request to the official developer to add "portable mode" to their future release.

About the Publisher

Your Privacy, Your Security, Take Control
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

DuckieTV Portable, the TV-Show calendar you’ve been waiting for!
"The TV calendar can be quite useful on its own, as it provides you with a simple interface that helps you keep track of your favorite TV shows. As far as the torrent downloading is concerned, it is clear that this is not legal in all countries. While there are countries where the downloading (but not the streaming) of torrents is legal, there are others were both activities are not permitted by law." —Martin Brinkmann, ghacks.net (September 2, 2014)
DuckieTV is a TV show tracker with personalized calendar that tracks the shows you like and can search on multiple torrent sites so gives you full control over what you download and how.

DuckieTVPortable_1.1.5_Garfield's_Saga_32_64_bit.paf
Size: 286 MB (300,138,496 bytes) Packed Size: 76.8 MB (80,613,376 bytes)
MD5: E010B6AA8C1B2B995FE97802EE0CFFFF


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Requirements

Internet connection.

Upgrading DuckieTV — please read this first :)

  • Backup your database from inside the DuckieTV app.: Settings → Backup.
  • Save the backup file somewhere safe—not inside the Data folder.
  • Upgrade the portable app.
  • Run it, and import your saved database into the new version.

Our Takes

This app. is one of the reason we really <3 love open source software! Beautiful, yet sophisticated.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to @SchizoDuckie for tip on how to portablize NW.js-based apps.

Portability Notes

  • DuckieTV writes non essential data to Windows registry and data folders while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.

About the Publisher

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

LessMSI Portable, a tool to view and extract the contents of an msi file!
"If you are looking to convert one of your favorite tools to a portable tool, lessmsi will be your perfect partner. Or if you simply want to run an application without actually associating it with your computer’s settings, you can do so by extracting its files." — LavishT@TWC, thewindowsclub.com (August 24, 2017)
"One of the main advantages of a dedicated solution like lessmsi is that it includes additional features -- table view and streams information for instance -- that other programs don't come with. These list the changes to the Registry that the installer makes when executed among other things." —Martin Brinkmann, ghacks.net (August 24, 2017)
"You don’t have to dig into these low-level details, of course -- lessmsi’s ability to extract the contents of msi files is useful enough." —Mike Williams, betanews.com (Aug 14, 2014)
LessMSI is a utility with a graphical user interface and a command line interface that can be used to view and extract the contents of an MSI file.

LessMSIPortable_1.6.1.paf
Size: 2.35 MB (2,465,792 bytes) Packed Size: 1.10 MB (1,159,168 bytes)
MD5: B9525E1B08D58591D37456BD56B3E4E2


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Acknowledgements

LessMSI logo by Design Bolts.

Portability Notes

  • LessMSI do not have portable mode. It stores its settings in Windows data folder while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.
  • You can help by sending request to the official developer to add "portable mode" to their future release.

About the Publisher

Read the developer's blog :)
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Honeyview Portable, Ultrafast Image Viewer!
"HoneyView is a very useful tool for you if you have lots of photographs in your system. Here not only you can view the slideshow of the selected photographs, but also you can resize them according to your height and width." —Ankit Gupta, TheWindowsClub.com (April 28, 2014)
"Better than Windows 7/8 built-in imageviewer" —Cnetty182 (a user), download.cnet.com (April 18, 2013)
"...HoneyView is an efficient image viewer, which does not put a strain on your computer’s performance, as it uses minimal CPU and RAM." —Madalina Boboc, Softpedia.com (August 19th, 2015)
Honeyview is a very fast image viewer supporting various formats.
   It also supports viewing the images in compressed ZIP, RAR, or 7z files without extraction.
   If an image has GPS information, the location can be viewed on Google Maps, and users can store preferred photos.

HoneyviewPortable_5.25_Build_5028_32_64_bit.paf
Size: 35.6 MB (37,355,520 bytes) Packed Size: 7.78 MB (8,159,232 bytes)
MD5: DF5B65FB465B3F32A94DBF4053DDE822


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Portability Notes

  • Honeyview writes non essential data to Windows registry and data folder while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.

About the Publisher

Visit Honeyview!
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Bandizip Portable, All-In-One Free Zip Archiver!
"Bandizip is probably the best free file archiver right now" —Martin Brinkmann, ghacks.net (June 27, 2014)
"Bandizip is famous for its ultra-fast archiving" —AnkitGupta, TheWindowsClub.com (March 19, 2014)
"While we did encounter a few minor issues during testing, the program performed well overall, and it offers a nice set of options for customizing your user experience." —download.CNET.com staff (December 15, 2014)
Bandizip is a lightweight, fast and free All-In-One Zip Archiver.
   Bandizip has a very fast Zip algorithm for compression & extraction with Fast Drag and Drop, High Speed Archiving, and Multi-core compression. It handles the most popular compression formats, including Zip, 7z, Rar, and so on.

BandizipPortable_6.10_Build_24669_32_64_bit.paf
Size: 19.2 MB (20,152,320 bytes) Packed Size: 4.64 MB (4,870,144 bytes)
MD5: 866F8A462984AE35EC43640D240A81DC


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Bandizip for Windows XP — Legacy Release

Bandizip for Windows XP — Legacy Release BandizipPortable_5.17_Build_12973_rev_1_32_64_bit.paf
Size: 19.5 MB (20,512,768 bytes) Packed Size: 5.90 MB (6,193,152 bytes)
MD5: 4C30D4DEEF0BB63B397FD0ABE89FC570

Portability Notes

  • Bandizip writes non essential data to Windows registry while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.

About the Publisher

Bandizip website
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Stremio Portable, Watch Instantly!
"The wealth of TV shows and movies available for viewing today means users find it increasingly hard just to keep track of new releases. Fortunately, Media Center programs allow one to manage the multimedia library effortlessly and Stremio is just one such practical application." —Mircea Saveanu, Softpedia.com
"Stremio's content is so rich because it has an Add-ons system, allowing different sources, such as YouTube, Filmon, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, etc. There's a third-party add-on available for torrent streaming, which has practically every seeded torrent on the internet. It's currently activated by default in Stremio." —alternativeTo.net
Stremio is an app that helps you organize and instantly watch your favorite videos, movies, TV series and YouTube channels.

StremioPortable_4.0.0_beta.29.paf
Size: 244 MB (256,442,368 bytes) Packed Size: 72.4 MB (75,931,648 bytes)
MD5: 08664570A401448F54AB73D521228FCB


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Requirements

  • Internet connection and free sign up at first launch.
  • OpenGL 2.0 or higher driver.

Portability Notes

  • Stremio do not have portable mode. It stores its settings in Windows data folders dan writes non essential data to Windows registry while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.
  • You can help by sending request to the official developer to add "portable mode" to their future release.

About the Publisher

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HomeBank Portable, free personal finance software, money management for everyone!
"On the whole, however, HomeBank is a very capable personal finance manager for the struggling household. You’ll be amazed at how much money you’ll save just by knowing how much you’ve spent – and in these hard times, that’s priceless." —Nick Peers, PCAdvisor.co.uk (19 Jun 2015)
"It is not bogged down in the double-entry accounting procedures that GNUCash uses. Thus, HomeBank's learning curve is much less steep." —Jack M. Germain, LinuxInsider.com (Apr 27, 2011 5:00 AM PT)
"Runtime error occurred, wiping out my entries" —rrtopaz, download.CNET.com (December 26, 2011)
HomeBank is a free software (as in "free speech" and also as in "free air") that will assist you to manage your personal accounting.

HomeBankPortable_5.1.6.paf
Size: 69.9 MB (73,396,224 bytes) Packed Size: 16.7 MB (17,604,608 bytes)
MD5: CAD1BBF5A3069DCAB29F7EDA5AB35B61


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Portability Notes

  • HomeBank is built with GTK+ that sometime writes to Windows data folders while running. Most of the time it's not, so it could be said Homebank is 100% portable.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.

About the Publisher

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Knowte Portable, organize and find your notes!
"We can’t compare this software with other feature rich text editors or advanced note taking applications. However, this software has come with really good interface and is good to store and organize notes. You can add similar notes in a particular notebook and therefore, organizing notes become easy. You can also find any note easily using its search feature and access recent documents using jump list feature." —Laxman Singh, ilovefreesoftware.com (September 25, 2016)
"Quickly create notes about tasks you need to complete, write down phone numbers or simply put your ideas and thoughts on digital paper with this app. ... The program comes with an appealing and modern interface that is based on the Microsoft Metro UI framework." —Alexandra Sava, Softpedia.com (Jul 5, 2016)
Knowte is a note taking application that allows you to quickly and easily write and organize your notes.
   What makes it especially useful, is the search feature. You remember you wrote something down but can’t find the note? Search for specific words, and Knowte will dynamically filter your list of notes to only show those containing those words.

KnowtePortable_1.1.4.497.paf
Size: 7.64 MB (8,015,872 bytes) Packed Size: 2.48 MB (2,600,960 bytes)
MD5: 53BF4BB77E390C68078AD38CD59D3144


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Requirements

Requires at least .NET Framework 4.6.1: web installer, offline installer.

Portability Notes

Knowte is 100% portable.

About the Publisher

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Synfig Studio Portable, Open Source Animation Software!
"Synfig is different from Blender in that it does traditional 2D animation. Think “The Simpsons” or “South Park” (what Synfig does) versus “Up” or “Toy Story” (what Blender does). ...the first thing you’ll notice is that 1.0 comes with a brand new, integrated, one-screen interface. ...may seem overwhelming to the non-initiated, but that’s because animation is in itself a complicated, labourious process." —Paul Brown, OCSMag.com (May 21, 2015)
"...That was the original idea from day one - the elimination of the tweening process. But it is certainly not the only feature of Synfig that makes it unique. In addition to eliminating the tweening process, I also wanted Synfig to be used for pretty much every part of production except story-boarding and editing." —Robert Quattlebaum (Lead Developer, in an interview), OSNews.com (Tue 10th Jan 2006 04:18 UTC)
"The Synfig vector-based open-source 2D animation software package is a must have for any graphic animation artists on a tight budget. It may not yet live up the other animation applications like Maya or 3D Studio Max but it sure is able to get the job done in a relatively short amount of time. Interesting enough is that the output is of the highest quality." —S. R. Obbayi/Amy Carson, BrightHub.com (9/3/2010)
Synfig Studio is a free and open-source 2D animation software, designed as powerful industrial-strength solution for creating film-quality animation using a vector and bitmap artwork.
   It eliminates the need to create animation frame-by frame, allowing you to produce 2D animation of a higher quality with fewer people and resources.

SynfigPortable_1.2.1_32_64_bit.paf
Size: 609 MB (639,008,768 bytes) Packed Size: 97.6 MB (102,367,232 bytes)
MD5: 2A6CA1882BD34304C85912D56548285D


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Manual

Included older manual (pdf).

Portability Notes

  • Synfig Studio do not have portable mode. It stores its settings in Windows data folder while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.
  • You can help by sending request to the official developer to add "portable mode" to their future release.

About the Publisher

Report a bug!
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Friday, September 8, 2017

XnSoft XnConvert Portable, Image Batch Converter for Everyone!
"All in all though it’s a great free program that’s foolproof in many respects, and I know I won’t be looking for another image processor to batch-convert files or resize images for a long time." —Tim Brookes, MakeUseof.com (August 16, 2012)
XnConvert is a powerful and free cross-platform batch image processor, allowing you to combine over 80 actions. Compatible with 500 formats.

XnConvertPortable_1.75_32_64_bit.paf
Size: 99.2 MB (104,083,456 bytes) Packed Size: 24.1 MB (25,329,664 bytes)
MD5: 17341D8990724DCCEF43E3527C236C4A


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Requirements

You might need to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package (x64) for the 64-bit version. But try to run it first, if it's OK then you don't need to.

Portability Notes

  • XnConvert writes non essential data to Windows registry while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.

About the Publisher

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Inky Portable, The Outlook Alternative You've Been Waiting For!
"“We've made it much more streamlined compared to something like Outlook,” Baggett told ConsumerAffairs. “With Outlook there's a hundred controls on the screen. We tried to boil that down to a small set of controls that are intuitive but retain all the power.”" —Mark Huffman, ConsumerAffairs.com (07/25/2014)
"...some users might still feel reluctant to using a cloud-enabled email client. ...Inky is quite demanding when it comes to CPU and RAM. Sometimes it takes too long to log in or load a panel (we had to exit the program and restart it on several occasions because it got stuck in the loading panel)." —Elena Opris, Softpedia.com (May 8th, 2015 16:01 GMT)
"On paper, Inky has everything: it's flexible, powerful, includes every feature I could think of, and has a slick interface to boot. It's also under constant development, ... At the moment, however, it's still not snappy and responsive enough to entice me to switch. For more advanced users, it might also be missing some power features." —Yaara Lancet, PCWorld.com (Mar 17, 2014 10:00 AM)
Inky is a free email client for GMail, iCloud, and Outlook.com email accounts.

InkyPortable_4.1.0.paf
Size: 138 MB (145,227,776 bytes) Packed Size: 64.1 MB (67,317,760 bytes)
MD5: 21B18AE98BE78818591D3F46408183D2


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Requirements

  • Internet connection on start up and you must register a free Inky account from the app.
  • Inky is free to use without a license if you're using ONLY
    • gmail.com
    • hotmail.co.uk
    • hotmail.com
    • icloud.com
    • live.co.uk
    • live.com
    • mac.com
    • me.com
    • msn.com, and
    • outlook.com
    accounts.
  • To use Inky with other types of accounts, you must purchase a subscription to get an Inky Pro license.

Our Takes

  • Inky could eat a horse when it comes to disk space. Even only 1 email account, and the data size shot up to more than 400MB! Use EssentialPIM instead, for now. But it's worth to wait until Inky really matured and as slim and swift as Taylor Swift :)

Portability Notes

  • Inky do not have portable mode. It stores its settings in Windows registry and data folders while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.
  • You can help by sending request to the official developer to add "portable mode" to their future release.

About the Publisher

Buy an Inky subscription!
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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Mattermost Portable, Modern communication, behind your firewall!
"Will Slack users miss anything when they migrate to Mattermost? ... In general, proprietary SaaS apps don't let you migrate—so what your users will miss most is access to their own data, which will be paywalled from you." —Ian Tien (Co-creator of Mattermost), Quora.com (Jul 9, 2015)
"That it is self-hosted, you may use it within your organization. That's the reason we made the decision to go with Mattermost. Also the IRC integration gateway, which is utilized about 50/50 in this use case." —Consultant in Information Technology and Services, G2Crowd.com (March 11, 2016)
"Slack’s growth has shown that even seemingly ancient technologies like chat can still be improved, particularly when it comes to using instant messaging for work. But Slack has the limitations that all proprietary cloud apps do. Your data lives on someone else’s servers. Customization is limited. You have to trust that Slack the company will make the changes you want to Slack the app and not make changes you don’t want." —Klint Finley, wired.com (03.16.16, 7:00 am)
Mattermost is an open source, self-hosted Slack-alternative. As an alternative to proprietary SaaS messaging, Mattermost brings all your team communication into one place, making it searchable and accessible anywhere.

MattermostPortable_3.7.1_32_64_bit.paf
Size: 303 MB (317,915,136 bytes) Packed Size: 63.8 MB (66,936,832 bytes)
MD5: 291FBBA3DF0A0E9B6EDF2C2DE763C22E


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Demo server

Please read about it in the help.

Portability Notes

  • Mattermost do not have portable mode. It stores its settings in Windows data folder while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.
  • You can help by sending request to the official developer to add "portable mode" to their future release.

About the Publisher

Mattermost Merchandise
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