Monday, May 23, 2016

XnSketch Portable, turn your photos into cartoon or sketch images!
"Overall, XnSketch does a pretty good job and should be suited for a wide range of users. If you just want the ease and simplicity of one click effects, then this is available for you. ... On the downside, if you do spend the time finessing your settings, there's no option to save your settings so that you can reuse them on other images." —Ian Pullen,
XnSketch allows you to turn your photos into cartoon or sketch images.

Size: 51.9 MB (54,497,280 bytes) Packed Size: 17.3 MB (18,149,376 bytes)
MD5: 9F56EC501D74268C35DF7B0095156BC2
SHA-1: 8185C92D6622C46802D4E320289D188B360CAF41

Size: 65.4 MB (68,628,480 bytes) Packed Size: 20.0 MB (21,016,576 bytes)
MD5: 6D945B2722B1385DD5E76720E2B473EF
SHA-1: A8D2001779C9735B40D3D18125786C23C1D236CB

Notes (included in the help.htm):
» 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.[]

Friday, May 20, 2016

SolveigMM AVI Trimmer + MKV Portable, freeware video editor for fast and lossless AVI + MKV files cutting and editing!
"Could use step buttons to get exact frame for cutting, but I had already used avidemux to get the exact times. Could also be a little more intuitive using the slider/marks." —smik (a user), (December 23, 2013)
"Does not seem to support Dolby TrueHD Audio currently, and has problems with Scene Detection." —laidbackross (a user), (July 25, 2012)
" allows you to cut multiple fragments. Unfortunately, you cannot set the tool to cut all of them consecutively. ... All in all, SolveigMM AVI Trimmer + MKV is an excellent application for cutting AVI and MKV files" —Elena Opris, (July 1st, 2014)
AVI Trimmer + MKV. Freeware video/movie editing, keeps quality and sync.
   SolveigMM AVI Trimmer + MKV is a free video editor for fast and lossless AVI and MKV editing.
   This freeware AVI editor is small, smart, easy to use and  involves no encoding/decoding processes.
   No video/audio degradation and out of sync problem arises after editing. All AVI and MKV file types of any size and video/audio content are supported.

Size: 60.6 MB (63,553,536 bytes) Packed Size: 9.06 MB (9,502,720 bytes)
MD5: A84A6673FF655B966465422D078B9DFE
SHA-1: 71BFFD2BBBEF14493904B38A2F501321FC1A435B

Notes (included in the help.htm):
» Requires administrator privilege.
» If you use MKVtoolnix and MKVcleaver, this app. completes them!
» More in help.htm...[]

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

form•Z Free Portable, the fastest, easiest, most flexible 3D modeling software available!
" is working great as a general introductory modeler and it is proving especially effective in the newly popular area of digital fabrication." — (October 8, 2015)
"formZ has long been a top-shelf Class-A NURBS modeling software package, based on its own modeling engine reinforced by Spatial’s ACIS geometry modeling kernel." —Anthony Frausto-Robledo AIA, LEED AP, (Jun 20, 2014 7:40 am)
"Always thought of an a niche product, Form Z is a general purpose solid and surface modeller with an extensive set of 2D and 3D capabilities. Used mainly in architectural environments, it has gained a dedicated following and is certainly worth looking at for anyone serious about 3D design." —
form·Z free is a computer-aided (CAD) design tool developed by AutoDesSys for all design fields that deal with the articulation of 3D spaces and forms and which is used for 3D modeling, drafting, animation and rendering.

Size: 289 MB (303,788,032 bytes) Packed Size: 185 MB (194,416,640 bytes)
MD5: 6F3001EE048CBE27FF9425D6F7D66EEA
SHA-1: 26B5B7AA65BA2C4EE0B8C385C904E2A69CC62A6E

Notes (included in the help.htm):
» Requires Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86) (included).
» Online manual included—thanks to HTTrack ;)[]

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Tribler portable, an open source anonymous peer-to-peer decentralized BitTorrent client.
"The only way to take it down is to take The Internet down" —Dr. Pouwelse, Lead Researcher,
"Unstoppable BitTorrent client available via Harvard" —Clyde Smith, (02/21/2012)
"...if you like the idea of darknet streaming and anonymity, then it would be great if you help Tribler test the anonymous download feature." —Ms. Smith, Network World (Sep 3, 2014 9:04 AM PT)
Privacy using our Tor-inspired onion routing. Search and download torrents with less worries or censorship.
Disclaimer Do not put yourself in danger. Our anonymity is not yet mature.
   Tribler does not protect you against spooks and government agencies. We are a torrent client and aim to protect you against lawyer-based attacks and censorship. With help from many volunteers we are continuously evolving and improving.

Size: 217 MB (227,581,952 bytes) Packed Size: 55.9 MB (58,687,488 bytes)
MD5: D3FAE7F05854758CF2B74EA60A517314
SHA-1: 360A931ACE484658A6BDA7EC92BB2039B608E9B9

Notes (included in the help.htm):
» Requires:
   › Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 (included/vcredist08_x86.exe).
   › Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Redistributable (included/vcredist10_x86.exe).[]

Thursday, May 12, 2016

NotiPage Portable, Detect Changes on your Favorite Web Pages!
"This simple software offers solutions to all the relative dis-advantages of RSS feed. You can monitor sites which are without RSS feed, instead of manually checking..." —
"Default monitoring rate is 1 hour. Any other monitoring rate causes all alerts to be deleted from the database at start up. Alerts when no page change." —crisoco (a user), (November 24, 2011)
"I for one use something similar to monitor the Ghacks database. I run a script on the site that returns ok or down on the page, depending on the status of the database. I then use a monitoring software to check for the word ok or down on the page. This way I can check if the database is up and running." —Martin Brinkmann, (September 11, 2011)
NotiPage will automatically check this webpage on a periodic basis until all the set criteria are met. At that time, NotiPage will warn you by a visual and audible alert.

Size: 908 KB (929,792 bytes) Packed Size: 780 KB (798,720 bytes)
MD5: 0A29FA72476228B1E672FB693D5C42D4
SHA-1: 5D48925C6D57913FBDFB8F562C1C27F48F0D124F

Notes (included in the help.htm):
» Requires .NET Framework 3.5 (or offline installer).[]

Monday, May 9, 2016

WebMon Portable, Know when web pages change!
"Brilliant. Still gets good reviews after 7 years." —crisoco (a user), (October 01, 2010)
"WebMon is a Web page update monitoring program. It saves you time and keeps you updated by automatically checking an unlimited number of Web pages at predetermined intervals to see if they have changed." —Colin Markwell,
"A compact, versatile and configurable web page monitor." —Mike Williams, (12 Nov 12)
WebMon is a web page update monitoring program - it saves you time and keeps you updated by automatically checking web pages to see if they have changed.

Size: 776 KB (794,624 bytes) Packed Size: 784 KB (802,816 bytes)
MD5: 2AC26243507EAE62C027149371135C87
SHA-1: 6FDFE839B3B796EC97A327B9DAE2A5BC5E0F6FE4

» Only one major drawback: can't monitor secure/https web page. But otherwise really great![]

Saturday, May 7, 2016

MxNitro Portable, Speed You Can See with Your Own Eyes!
"During my brief time with this alternative browser, on my Windows 8.1, I found MxNitro to be fast – yes definitely – but not insanely fast as claimed by the developers – but you may have a different experience with it." —Anand Khanse aka HappyAndyK, (September 30, 2014)
"It goes without saying that tech-savvy users in search of complex software are advised to look for another browser, yet regular users can find in MxNitro all they need to explore the web without any issues." —Giorgiana Arghire, (April 14th, 2015)
"I can see this become a hit in the mobile world but on desktop systems, it is unlikely that it will make a large impact." —Martin Brinkmann, (September 30, 2014)
Maxthon’s Nitro Web Browser is the newest addition to Maxthon’s family of high-performance web browsers.
   If you want the fastest-starting, quickest page-loading, and most visually uncluttered web browser in the world, you’ve come to the right place.
   If you are one of the millions of web surfers who don’t want to mess with complicated features like ad blockers, extensions and cloud services, this is the web browser for you.
   Maxthon’s Nitro web browser was built from the ground up to minimize start-up time, page rendering speed, and improve stability.

Size: 99.8 MB (104,669,184 bytes) Packed Size: 33.6 MB (35,266,560 bytes)
MD5: 0AB11FEFC5F50090ACE4A050B50A41B1
SHA-1: C4EBD30B831AE6C41729E63E865F21918D338350

Size: 102 MB (107,085,824 bytes) Packed Size: 33.9 MB (35,639,296 bytes)
SHA-1: C8968A8343965A321F02539E7374B4776435368B

Notes (included in the help.htm):
» Newer portable Adobe Flash player plugins are available from PCR's notepad.
» More in the help.htm...[]

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Write! Portable, Distraction-Free Text Editor That Does Not Suck!
"...Write is an excellent text editor with many useful features. ... Its main drawback is the small number of formats it supports. However, it is still an excellent no-frills distraction-free text editor." —Rajesh Namase, (January 29, 2015)
"With lots of potential in its hands, Write! can be the text editing and note taking application every user wants. It is simple, yet comes with a few features that can enhance productivity, such as the self-learning dictionary." —Mihaela Citea, (April 24th, 2015)
Write! is a minimalist Word Processor with Markdown support, productivity counters and multitab writing.
   You can think of Write! as a lightweight combination of a distraction-free editor, Evernote app, a bit of Wordpress post editing UI, some formatting features of Word, and even some IDE mechanics: auto-complete or text folding.

Size: 235 MB (246,980,608 bytes) Packed Size: 78.3 MB (82,190,336 bytes)
MD5: CEB085261C7EFB2A002E63E6EA3091DE
SHA-1: 9E057B4A295F371905505B3744B8B4FC94302BF0

Size: 147 MB (154,628,096 bytes) Packed Size: 31.4 MB (33,013,760 bytes)
MD5: B6BB2E42F962AAC4ED090F076FA81456
SHA-1: 7CEBD380C3D145508E9102F9EDB2E32C2C8A9429

Side Notes:
» You have to pay to use the cloud feature, but otherwise the free portion of the app. is usable—in my opinion :)

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Muhaddith Portable, English and Arabic Islamic References!
"Transferring as much as possible of the main Islamic references to the electronic media and facilitating their browsing and searching on that media, as a 'running charity' (sadaqah jaariyah), based on the authentic Hadeeth, 'Whoever establishes a good way (sunnah), will have its reward, as well as the reward of whoever follows it until the Day of Judgment.'" —Al Muhaddith Project
Muhaddith is an Islamic electronic references that includes Quran, Hadith, Sayings, Fiqh, Beliefs, Morals, Lexicons, and Usool books. Most are Arabic, some are in English.

Get the latest official version here
(non portable)

Size: 439 MB (460,439,552 bytes) Packed Size: 180 MB (188,964,864 bytes)
MD5: EE7494F73D62B17D941FEA16DB181F1F
SHA-1: 22245318CFEEA2D77BAFB75B80E3625FE2F7CD43

Notes (included in the help.htm):
» Requires Administrator privilege.

Side Notes:
» Requires Windows' Arabic Language Pack.
» This is the old, free version not the latest version.[]

PhotoScape Portable, Free Photo Editing Software (Photo Editor)!
"There were a few areas I felt Photoscape fell really short. There are no layers or history, so if you decide you don't like a particular effect, you have to undo everything you've applied since that effect. Photoscape's tools to remove red-eye and blemishes did not work very well, unlike those in the more high-end PhotoPlus X5 or Xara Photo & Graphic Designer." —Clare Brandt, PC Advisor (20 Mar 2012)
"This remarkable free piece of software is one that any self-respecting digital photographer needs on his or her PC's hard disk." —Preston Gralla, PCWorld
"I wanted something SUPER EASY. I am very happy." —Ms. Forbis,, (February 04, 2016)
PhotoScape is a fun and easy photo editing software that enables you to fix and enhance photos.

Size: 27.2 MB (28,561,408 bytes) Packed Size: 17.3 MB (18,173,952 bytes)
MD5: 3447721FD56D629BE99CEF7D62758AA9
SHA-1: 6CADA3D0DAF825BD0A8E554A81F0EDF012EA262C

Monday, May 2, 2016

BitTorrent Maelstrom Portable, Delivering the World’s Content!
"BitTorrent believes the Maelstrom technology could appeal to entertainment artists and publishers as a way to efficiently distribute their content. Getting fans to do the work of distributing bulky data such as music or video files... The Maelstrom browser might also provide a way to keep vital online information flowing in an emergency, get scalability from your growing traffic." —Tom Simonite, MIT Technology Review/ (January 28, 2015)
"The idea behind Maelstrom is simple: if the web relied on BitTorrent peer-to-peer file sharing technology, accessing web content could become much faster and more reliable than it is today." — Ian Paul, (Apr 10, 2015 10:00 AM)
"The browser shows promise, or at least the technology underneath it. It could potentially result in reduced server costs, and keep websites alive even if the main host goes down. ... Should this gain some serious traction, it wouldn’t be surprising to see companies like Microsoft, Google, Mozilla, and others integrate the P2P protocol into their own browsers." —Fahad Al-Riyami, (Monday, Apr 13th, 2015 at 12:31PM)
BitTorrent Maelstrom is a Chromium-based browser that can function as a regular browser that accesses sites over standard HTTP/HTTPS protocols. The program also contains the ability to grab websites packaged as torrents and display them.
  BitTorrent also released the first developer tools that make it easier for publishers and developers to create torrent-packaged content for the Maelstrom browser.

Size: 174 MB (183,025,664 bytes) Packed Size: 51.8 MB (54,386,688 bytes)
MD5: 9702BBE73B0237CEB0F0ADA71BEBD6F5
SHA-1: 3584FD2CDBE0480D2929FBC2B307B3A3131000EA

Notes (included in the help.htm):
» You can get newer Flash player portable build at PCR’s notepad blog. Rename the pepflashplayer32/64_[version].dll to pepflashplayer.dll and put it in the App\Maelstrom\plugins folder.
» Java/JRE portable (32/64-bit) are available from
» Silverlight portable (32/64-bit) are available on our ThumbApps blog.
» Please read the help.htm...

Side notes:
» We manage to make all NPAPI plugins (Flash, Java, Silverlight) work...! The PPAPI/pepperflash plugin too, in this revision ;)[]