Portable Freeware Software

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1. Office Suite

1.1 Office Tools

2. Personal Information Managers

3. Security Tools

3.1 Antivirus Tools

3.2 Encryption/Decryption

3.2.1 Disk Encryption

3.2.2 Individual File Encryption

3.2.3 Password Stores

3.2.4 Other Encryption

4. Internet

5. Graphic Software

6. Multimedia

7. File Recovery Tools

8. File Managers

9. Download Managers

10. Search Tools

11. Hardware Information

12. Keyboard/Mouse Tools

Office Suite

Portable OpenOffice is a complete office suite - including a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation tool, drawing package and database -- packaged as a portable app, so you can take all your documents and everything you need to work with them wherever you go.

Portable AbiWord is the lightweight AbiWord word processor packaged as a portable app, so you can edit your documents on the go. You can place it on your USB flash drive, iPod, portable hard drive or a CD and use it on any computer, without leaving any personal information behind.

Foxit PDFReader is a free PDF document viewer and printer, with incredible small size (only 2.1 M download size), breezing-fast launch speed and amazingly rich feature set. Foxit Reader supports Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista. Its core function is compatible with PDF Standard 1.7.

Abykus SE is a 8191 rows x 127 columns spreadsheet program designed for business and scientific applications. The program combines object-oriented functionality with traditional spreadsheet operations, allowing you to store multi-value data types (such as arrays and matrixes) in a single cell. This not only saves valuable space on your worksheets, but it also significantly reduces the overhead needed to manage data. Once created, a cell object can either stand alone or be used as a building block to form other objects which are continuously recalculated as changes are made to key values throughout the worksheet .

Simple Spreadsheet is a bare-bones spreadsheet available for free, including sources. It is a spreadsheet with minimal features. It is perfect if you want only the basics.

Floppy Office is a collection of small, self contained no-install free office software applications which enable the end use access to every tool, utility and program imaginable for home, business, and student users alike. All of the self-contained, standalone applications require no installation, whatsoever, and for this reason make the perfect companion software package for your USB stick. All one needs to do is to extract all the zip files containing each application to their USB, configure them to their liking, and they are all set.

Office Tools

Converber is a unit converter. It is a powerful software utility that will help make easy conversions between 1208 various units of measure in 32 categories. Converber converts everything from length and force to flow and temperature.

Personal Information Managers

Essential PIM is the award-winning, absolutely free personal information manager. Supported by a large community of users, Essential PIM has been widely acknowledged as the best personal information management system on any desktop or USB flash drive. This powerful tool is not bloat ware and contains no spyware or adware.

Total Organizer is a Personal Information Manager that helps you organize and plan your business and personal life. What's unique about the app, is that it allows you to store all of your contacts, tasks (calendar), notes, and to-do lists divided into tree-structured categories. In addition, each item (be it a note, task, contact ,etc) may belong to several categories (tags).

Open Contacts is an advanced address book program for managing contact info of individuals and organizations with relationships. Distributed as freeware, the program was designed for people who need more beyond legacy address book programs in order to improve dynamic interactions with contacts.

MSD Organizer is a complete personal and professional organizer that allows to keep all your personal and professional information in a single program, complete, easy to use, full featured and secure. If you take note of your life and work events with this program, you will never forget important appointments, tax payment dates, receipt due dates, family and friends birthdays, credit card expiration dates, car services, etc.

AM-Notebook is a multi-featured tabbed note-taking program that provides an easy and reliable way to save notes and formula supported spreadsheets in a light weight tray icon tool. Lots of text formatting features allows you to create clear and well designed notes which can be stored at different locations and also be shared in a network. Other nice features are the integrated alarm clock and address book.

NeoMem allows you to store and organize all kinds of information in a cross between a word processor and database. The interface is similar to Windows Explorer, except that instead of dealing with files on a hard disk you deal with objects in a file. It can be used to store to do lists, books, website passwords, addresses, account information, and collections of all kinds. You can define your own classes for items that you want to store information about, and define properties for those objects. Each object can also store formatted text in a simple word processor view.

Security Tools

Antivirus Tools

ClamWin Portable is the popular ClamWin antivirus packaged as a portable app. It comes with an easy installer and open source code. You may download and use it absolutely free of charge. It features high detection rates for viruses and spyware; scanning scheduler; automatic downloads of regularly updated Virus Database, and others.

RogueRemover is a utility that can remove various rogue antispyware, antivirus and hard drive cleaning utilities. Rogue applications are applications that rather than remove spyware, provide false positives, distribute malware or spyware, advertise, or provide useless uninstallers. The main point is that rogue applications are useless and eat up system resources.

Stinger is a stand-alone utility used to detect and remove specific viruses. It is not a substitute for full anti-virus protection, but rather a tool to assist administrators and users when dealing with an infected system. Stinger utilizes next generation scan engine technology, including process scanning, digitally signed DAT files, and scan performance optimizations.

Sophos Anti-Virus detects rootkits and prevents them being installed on any of your desktops, laptops and servers. Sophos Anti-Rootkit provides an extra layer of detection, by safely and reliably detecting and removing any rootkit that might already have secreted itself onto your system.

RootkitRevealer is an advanced rootkit detection utility. It runs on Windows NT 4 and higher and its output lists Registry and file system API discrepancies that may indicate the presence of a user-mode or kernel-mode rootkit. RootkitRevealer successfully detects all persistent rootkits published at www.rootkit.com, including AFX, Vanquish and HackerDefender.

Multi Virus Cleaner is a free, stand-alone utility used to detect and remove major viruses. It is not a substitute for full anti-virus protection, but rather a tool to assist administrators and users when cleaning infected systems. Multi Virus Cleaner is regularly updated and can detect over 6,000 common viruses, worms, trojans and dialers.

ViruSense is a part of CodySafe portable drive management tool. ViruSense detects and prevents Autorun virus infection by monitoring the changes of the Autorun.inf file. The tool alerts user if the file was modified, which usually indicates an infection of portable drive.

Windows Worms Doors Most of the worms, in particular the most famous, use known vulnerabilities in Windows services which are enabled by default and that often can't be disabled via the OS's configuration. Even with these services patched with Microsoft security fixes, they are still exposed to the Internet at large ready to be exploited by the next exploit. Windows Worms Doors Cleaner allows you to close these services the worms rely on.

KL-Detector detects keylogging activity on your computer. Use KL-Detector to find out whether your activity is being recorded without your knowledge.

Trend Micro System Cleaner can be used to scan computers for possible virus infections. This cleaner maybe downloaded and used by PC-cillin and non-PC-cillin users.

Encryption/Decryption

Disk Encryption

FreeOTFE is a free, open source, "on-the-fly" transparent disk encryption program for PCs and PDAs. Using this software, you can create one or more "virtual disks" on your PC/PDA. These disks operate exactly like a normal disk, with the exception that anything written to one of them is transparently, and securely, encrypted before being stored on your computer's hard drive.

Dekart Private Disk Light is free disk encryption software for Windows. This free disk encryption software creates a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mounts it as a real disk. All data encryption is extremely fast, automatic, on-the-fly and with no performance penalty. Private Disk Light uses NIST certified AES 128-bit encryption to protect confidential information.

Individual File Encryption

Omziff is a straightforward encryption utility that uses various cryptographic algorithms to encrypt and decrypt textual files. These algorithms include: Blowfish, Cast128, Gost, IDEA, Misty1, AES/Rijndael, and Twofish. Omziff also generates random passwords, splits files, and does secure file deletion according to DOD Standards. It is freeware, comes in a standalone executable file with no dependencies and is a completely USB portable application.

PicoCrypt is a small and extremely fast encryption utility that uses Blowfish encryption algorithm in CBC mode. It is easy to use and support multiple files drag-and-drop. Very useful for users who want to keep their document secure on their computer or transfer over Internet using unsecure channel.

Remora USB Disk Guard is a small tool performed as a file encryption switch in your usb drive. With Remora USB Disk Guard, you can secure all your files anytime and anywhere.

Password Stores

fSekrit is a small application for keeping encrypted notes. The real advantage of fSekrit is that notes are truly self-contained; the editor program and your note are merged together into a tiny self-contained program file, removing the need to install a special application to view your data. This makes fSekrit ideal for keeping encrypted notes on, for example, USB flash drives.

INs is a free feature-rich Windows program for safe and comfortable storing of any secure information like passwords, accounts, PINs etc. PINs uses a secure 448 bit Blowfish algorithm to ensure the data are not crackable. The password used for securing access to stored data is not saved anywhere. PINs does not require installation and does not need any special dlls, drivers or system files which can mess up your system.

KeePass is a free password manager or safe which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key or a key-disk. So you only have to remember one single master password or insert the key-disk to unlock the whole database. The databases are encrypted using the best and most secure encryption algorithms currently known.

LockNote stores your most valuable notes. Hide your everyday notes in a safe place. Application and document in one: the mechanism to encrypt and decrypt a note is part of it. Secure, simple, independent. No installation required.

nPassword is a portable password manager. It is light, standalone, portable and more secure than most of it's competitors. You can use customizable systemwide keyboard shortcuts, create macros, access your passwords quickly from any program with the QuickPassword popup feature (Win+X by default) and you can drag your data fields off nPassword into any windows program.

Password Gorilla helps you manage your logins. It stores all your user names and passwords, along with login information and other notes, in a securely encrypted file. A single "master password" is used to protect the file. This way, you only need to remember the single master password, instead of the many logins that you use.

Password Corral is freeware password manager. With a clean, easy to use interface, strong encryption and all the features you would expect from a program you'd have to pay for.

Password Safe is an Open Source tool that allows you to have a different password for all the different programs and websites that you deal with, without actually having to remember all those usernames and passwords.

Password Safe keeps all your passwords and personal data secure with 256-bit encryption. It's an easy to use portable application which can be used from your PC or USB thumbdrive. Password safe is a great personal data management tool. One 'Master Password' is all that is needed to access all your passwords and personal information.

Other Encryption

Blowfish is an implementation of the popular royalty-free block encryption algorithm, designed by the highly respected cryptographer Bruce Schneier. Blowfish encrypts and decrypts in 64-bit blocks, and can use a key length of up to 448 bits. Blowfish has the following structure: 64 bit Input/Output Blocks; up to 56-bit key.

Cypditor is a new free text editor to save your data with a high-secure encryption algorithm (AES). No other software needed: application and documents are in one, because the mechanism to encrypt and decrypt the text files is part of it. Crypditor is designed to store your serial numbers, passwords, phone numbers and notes fast and simple in a safe place.

CryptNote is a secure text editor. It transparently encrypts or decrypts user text with the AES/Rijndael algorithm. All you have to do is type a password when prompted and use it like the Notepad. CryptNote is totally self-contained, dependency-free, needs no installation and does not add or alter any file or registry settings.

privyCrypt is supposed to be a simple encryption scheme for people whose email service providers block attachments and monitor their email. It is simple and relies on the tried and true method of agreeing on a key beforehand.

Yadabyte Shhh!!! is an occasional use, simple, portable and secure text based encryption application. It provides lifestyle encryption of text such as emails, credit card details or MSN messages. It isn't PGP but with AES 256 if the password isn't compromised the encryption won't be broken.

Internet

Web Browser

Opera USB makes no unwanted effects on IE or other browsers. Existing Opera versions are also not affected. Opera works with every Windows PC (Company, Internetcafe, Friends). It leaves no data on the guestcomputer.

Maxthon Browser is a powerful tabbed browser built for all users. Besides basic browsing functionality, Maxthon Browser provides a rich set of features to improve your surfing experience.

Mozilla Firefox Portable Edition is the popular Mozilla Firefox web browser bundled with a PortableApps.com Launcher as a portable app, so you can take your bookmarks, extensions and saved passwords with you. It has lots of great features including popup-blocking, tabbed-browsing, integrated search, improved privacy features, automatic updating and more.

Pocket K-Meleon is a fully portable and compressed packaging of K-Meleon 1.x. No special launcher is needed and only a single profile is used. By default, the size of the browser disk cache and length of history have been set to zero to extend the life of USB flash drives.

xB Browser is the free anonymous web browser. The benefits of xB Browser is that it allows you to securely and anonymously surf the internet, bypass firewalls and website censorship. For enhanced privacy, xB Browser clears history of browing and deletes cookies when you close the browser.

Crazy Browser is a powerful Web browser. It provides many features that make surfing the web more comfortable and less confusing. It has the ability to open multiple sites and windows inside a single browser task. This Web browser also has a Smart Pop-up Blocker - it blocks all the annoying pop-ups automatically. It has full support for Windows XP Theme and P3P privacy policy and JavaScript error suppression. It can handle multiple monitors and has tab status indicators. Annoying ad windows can be removed automatically and multiple pages can be saved and reopened together. Crazy Browser comes with many preconfigured search engines, but you can extend it to use your own.

Email Client

Mozilla Thunderbird Portable Edition is the popular Mozilla Thunderbird email client bundled with a PortableApps.com launcher as a portable app, so you can take your email, address book and account settings with you. You can also add in GPG and Enigmail to encrypt and sign your email.

Koma-Mail is an email client which is comfortable and has very handy functions. It does not need an installation, so that you can run Koma-Mail from your flash drive but, of course, also on your desktop. For safety reasons Koma-Mail blocks scripts and ActiveX in your mails. You can also encrypt your user account. To be protected against webbugs you can use Koma-Mail in the offline mode.

DreamMail is one of the best email client software. It was designed to handle multi-user and multi email account. The supported protocols are SMTP, eSMTP, POP 3, Hotmail and Yahoo. With the supplementary remote mail box access function, you might use it to logon your mail account remotely and check the mail content, preview even to delete it directly from the server; The combination use of mail filter, blacklist and white list, can sort out the junk mail effectively. [edited] It can handle literally thousands of emails, has attachment and image support, exports into .eml, .html, and .txt for versatile saving and archiving.

Sylpheed is a simple, lightweight but featureful, and easy-to-use e-mail client (mailer, MUA). Sylpheed runs on Unix-like systems such as Linux, BSD, and Mac OS X. It also supports Windows.

PopMan is a POP3 manager. It can be used to list all e-mails received on your incoming mail server (POP3 server), without having to load these mails completely. Unwanted e-mails can be deleted directly from the server. You can use PopMan to check your e-mail accounts in the background. When new e-mails arrive, you will be notified. To show you whether e-mails contain useful information, or whether they are just spam, PopMan provides a preview functionality. You can use this preview pane to read the text-based content of your e-mails – whether they are plain text or HTML.

Scribe is a small and fast email client with an intergrated contact database and calendar. It supports all the major Internet mail protocols and uses international standards where possible. Scribe doesn't required installing or uninstalled and can be used from a removable drive without reconfiguration. It comes with a bayesian spam filter and translations to many different languages. Updates are published regularly to respond to problems and to add features. Because Scribe runs on Windows and Linux you can take your mail with you when you change operating system. And don't worry about viruses, Scribe protects you from the usual security holes in other email clients with it's own virus safe HTML control and executable attachment protection.

FTP Clients

FileZilla Client is a fast and reliable cross-platform FTP, FTPS and SFTP client with lots of useful features and an intuitive interface. FileZilla is easy to use. It runs on Windows, Linux, *BSD, OSX and more.

i.Ftp is a little graphical FTP/SFTP client, which does everything what you need in an FTP client without the size and fuss. Source is available so if you want to fix that glaring bug and just tinker with it by all means, hack away. Download Lgi and the source. The projects for building the Win32 version are included, you'll need Visual C++ 6.

FTPUpload is a Win32, Windows 98, 2000, NT or XP program that uploads files from a PC to a Web site using FTP, with two button clicks. It will only upload files that have changed since the last upload, FTPUpload will create any necessary directories on the FTP server.

Save2FTP PRO (APBackup) is an easy-to-use utility intended for automatically backing up your important data to remote FTP servers. It will help you to organize your backups and schedule automatic backups. Save2FTP (APBackup) also features an intuitive user interface making even the most advanced features easily accessible for beginners and professionals. It is designed to fit all your needs.

DropUpLoad is a very light, simple and robust utility which manages your uploads in the way of a spooler. It can run from an USB device. It manages the connection's errors and concludes its missions even with pretty bad conditions. No installation is necessary: just copy the exe file and double-click, it's ready! It can run when copied on an USB device.

Telnet/SSH Clients

PuTTY Portable is the popular PuTTY telnet and SSH client packaged as a portable app, so you can connect in to your systems on the go. You can place it on your USB flash drive, iPod, portable hard drive or a CD and use it on any computer, without leaving any personal information behind.

WinSCP is an open source free SFTP client and FTP client for Windows. Legacy SCP protocol is also supported. Its main function is safe copying of files between a local and a remote computer.

RSS Readers

Feedreader is a free RSS news aggregation solution that provides robust, state-of-the-art features in an intuitive, user-friendly environment. Feedreader provides users with a seamless and convenient experience - without the need for advanced technical knowledge - by delivering the broadest range of features through a simple, easy-to-use interface.

GreatNews is optimized for full page reading, so you can scan through rss articles quickly. Combined with functions like "Open Next Unread Channel", you don't need to waste any time to find where all the unread articles are. GreatNews is extremely fast. Even with hundreds of rss feed subscriptions, GreatNews's response is always instantaneous.

Graphic Software

Image Viewer

Universal Viewer (ATViewer) is an advanced file viewer with wide range of formats supported. Implemented view modes and corresponding file formats are: Text, Binary, Hex, Unicode: any files, of unlimited size (even 4Gb+ sizes are allowed); RTF/UTF-8: RTF and UTF-8 encoded texts; all general graphics formats: BMP JPG GIF PNG TGA TIFF.

XnView is a software to view and convert graphic files, really simple to use. Support of more than 400 graphics formats ! It's free, so do not hesitate.XnView exists for Windows, MacOS X, Linux x86, Linux ppc, FreeBSD x86, OpenBSD x86, NetBSD x86, Solaris sparc, Solaris x86, Irix mips, HP-UX, AIX.

FastStone MaxView is a tiny, very fast and innovative image viewer that supports all major graphic formats. Its intuitive layout and commands allow everyone, from beginners to professionals, to view and manipulate images quickly and efficiently.

Pix is an image viewer. It is run from a single .exe and requires no other files to run. So it's simple to use and will work anywhere it doesn't need to be on a CD it's quite happy sitting on your harddrive. The Program is designed to sit in the root directory of your images and from there all directories and images can be accessed and viewed. Images can be viewed full screen or in the preview window. Pix viewer does not come in an installer you just download the .exe then just drop this file in to the root directory of you images. Pix may not have all the features of some other viewers but the object of Pix was to keep it small and simple. Currently supported image formats: .jpg, .gif, .bmp.

LittleViewer is a free, simple and very small image viewer. The program is very compact, undemanding to system resources and very simple in use. You don't need to read any manuals to get started. LittleViewer won't put anything in the registry. For work it is not required any adjustments and any special libraries.

Image Editors

i.Mage is a small and fast graphics editor slanted towards quite and easy pixel editing, ala DPaint from the DOS/Amiga days. Instead of being a bloated behemoth with a zillion plugins it starts in under a second and it does a lot of the mundane jobs of image editing quickly and without fuss. The right tool for simple jobs.

The GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc.

PhotoFiltre is a complete image retouching program. It allows you to do simple or advanced adjustments to an image and apply a vast range of filters on it. It is simple and intuitive to use, and has an easy learning curve. The toolbar, giving you access to the standard filters with just a few clicks, gives PhotoFiltre a robust look.

PaintStar is a versatile digital image processing software suitable for such tasks as retouching of photographs, composing and authoring images, image morphing, screen capture, and displaying image thumbnail in Windows Explorer context menu. It supports alpha, layer, path ,and the most common editing techniques. PaintStar has many of the tools and filters you would expect to find in commercial offerings, and some interesting extras as well.

ArtRage comes in 2 editions. The Starter Edition can be downloaded at no cost. The Full version with all of the new features can also be purchased for $25 US. ArtRage 2.5 Starter Edition gives you 8 painting tools and lets you create, save, and print as many pictures as you like and doesn't limit their size. ArtRage 2.5 Full Edition contains four new paint tools, the ability to paint on multiple layers, metallic paint, stencils and rulers, and many more.

edjpgcom is a free Windows application that allows you to change (or add) a JPEG comment in a JPEG file. That's all it does. All other fields in a JFIF or Exif file are left untouched.

IcoFX is a free icon editor that supports Windows Vista icons also. It can extract icons from exe and dll files. Can convert images to icons. It can do also batch processing.

Multimedia

Audio Players

Soprano is aportable minimalist audio player. There are no installation, no requeriments, no registry use. Accepts dropped directories, even entire partitions. It is intended to be mostly on the tray. It uses BASS library: supports mp3,ogg,wma,wav. No adware, shareware, special pro versions.

SMPlayer is a new multimedia player. It uses the award-winning MPlayer as engine, so it's able to play the most known video & audio formats without the need of external codecs: avi, mkv, ogm, mpeg, vob, 3gp, asf, mov, wmv, mp3, ogg. You can also play DVD discs and Internet streams.

Evil Player is a fast, powerful and flexible media player for Windows. Some of Evil Player's key features include Shoutcast, Icecast and Icecast2 support, low memory footprint and native support for several popular formats (MP3, MP2, MP1, OGG, AIFF and MOD).

Foobar2000 is an advanced audio player for the Windows platform. Some of the basic features include full unicode support, ReplayGain support and native support for several popular audio formats. Audio formats supported: MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, MPC, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC / Ogg FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, AU, SND, CDDA, WMA.

DéKiBulle is a multiformat audio player for windows Vista/XP/2000/98. One of the special features of DéKiBulle is to directly use the directory structure where the audio files are stored, so as to be very quickly able to select the songs of an album or an artist. The interface - although "skinnable" - is voluntarily straightforward and simple in order to assist the beginner and to speed loading.

1by1 is a small, fast and handy audio player which is not only small, it provides a smart and versatile environment to handle your file collection and listen to your tracks - with no need for playlists or databases.

Milkytracker is a free music creation tool inspired on Fast Tracker 2 (a popular MS-DOS tracker for the PC). Milkytracker offers accurate module playability based on Fast Tracker 2 (XM) and Protracker (MOD) engines.

Xion is a high fidelity, easily skinnable, out of this world audio player. Xion features a new standard in skin support. Its approach to skinning will remove all scripting and slicing requirements that other skin systems have placed on users. Xion will directly read a .PSD file and using layer names, instantly create your skin.

Mv2 player is freeware multimedia player for Windows, with tons of usefull features. Itfeatures inteligent subtitles detecting/loading, it has lots of multimedia, skins and subtitles formats supported. Mv2 player is easy to use for begginers, and has lot of settings for advanced users.

Free Ringtones Player helps you preview your mp3 ringtones before downloading them to your mobile phone. Listen to as many mp3 ringtones as you want and select your favorite ones. The program provides easy to use interface as well as all necessary features.

Video Players

SMPlayer is a new multimedia player. It uses the award-winning MPlayer as engine, so it's able to play the most known video & audio formats without the need of external codecs: avi, mkv, ogm, mpeg, vob, 3gp, asf, mov, wmv, mp3, ogg. You can also play DVD discs and Internet streams. Special care have been taken with subtitles. It supports srt, sub, ssa, embedded subtitles in Matroska files, DVD subtitles... SMPlayer subtitles can be very nice, you can choose font and size, and even colors for the subtitles.

VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.

rulesPlayer is a clean and easy-to-use GUI for MPlayer under Windows, written in D and DWT. rulesPlayer supports most popular media files (AVI, 3gp, ASF, FLV, Matroska, MOV QuickTime, MP4, NUT, Ogg, OGM, RealMedia, DivX plus many more) supported by many native, XAnim, and Win32 DLL codecs. You can watch VideoCD, SVCD, DVD, 3ivx, DivX 3/4/5 and even can watch video files while you are downloading them.

KMPlayer is a versatile media player which can cover various types of container format such as VCD, DVD, AVI, MKV, Ogg Theora, OGM, 3GP, MPEG-1/2/4, WMV, RealMedia, and QuickTime among others. It handles a wide range of subtitles and allows you to capture audio, video, and screenshots in many ways. It provides both internal and external filters with a fully controlled environment in terms of connections to other splitters, decoders, audio/video transform filters and renderers without grappling with the DirectShow merit system. Internal filters are not registered to user's system to keep it from being messed up with system filters.

MPlayerGUI depends on MPlayer, it can play MPEG, AVI, ASF/WMV, QuickTime/MOV, RealMedia RM/RMVB, MPEG4, MP3, WMA, WAV files with no need to install any codecs to your system. It's freeware, portable software. You can treat MPlayer as the engine and MPlayerGUI as the shell.

MPlayer is arguably the best media player application of the world. Is is almost strictly monolithic, which means that it mainly consists of a single 7 MB executable that already contains all necessary codecs – for most files, it does not need any external codecs to be installed. The roots of MPlayer are in the Unix environment, and it shows in the way MPlayer is used: There is no graphical user interface, or at least none worth mentioning. Instead, MPlayer completely relies on a well-crafted command line interface and powerful keyboard shortcuts.

FLV Player is a standlone utility to play Adobe Flash Video files with. I created it because I didn’t want to have to open the Flash IDE in order to be able to view FLV Files. FLV Player is compatible with Windows 2000, XP and Vista.

Lalim DVD Player is a player, designed to play DVDs. You can simply click a button to play the chapter that responds to it. You can also set the volume The program is simple and small, just download and run, no installation required.

Audio Converters

BonkEnc is a CD ripper, audio encoder and converter for various formats. It can produce MP3, MP4/M4A, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, Bonk and FLAC files. BonkEnc makes it easy to convert your audio CDs to MP3 or Ogg Vorbis files which you can use in your hardware player or with your favorite audio software. The program supports the CDDB/freedb online CD database and CDText and automatically writes song information to ID3V2 or Vorbis comment tags.

Voxengo r8brain was designed to allow both amateur and professional users to perform high quality sample rate conversion of WAV files. For example, if your WAV file was recorded or saved as 48000 (or 96000) file and you need it to burn onto a CD you will likely need to convert it to 44100 before that. This utility will help you to perform such conversion. r8brain also supports batch processing which is essential if you need to transfer all your project's audio data from one sample rate to another. Programmers can use standalone converter DLL in their programs free of charge.

winLAME is an encoder for several audio formats, including mp3 (MPEG Layer 3), Ogg Vorbis and more. winLAME lets you set up the encoding process with an easy-to-use wizard-style user interface. winLAME supports many input audio formats, and uses the LAME mp3 encoding library for encoding and the MAD decoding library for decoding.

Video Converters

MediaCoder is a free universal batch media transcoder, which nicely integrates most popular audio/video codecs and tools into an all-in-one solution. With a flexible and extendable architecture, new codecs and tools are added in constantly as well as supports for new devices. MediaCoder intends to be the swiss army knife for media transcoding in all time and at this moment, it already has millions of users from 170+ countries all over the planet.

PocketDivXEncoder allows you to encode any video clip with optimized parameters for handled devices (landscape mode, 240x320, low CPU usage, increased brightness, ...). The video output standards are directly playable on PMP devices (Archos,...) but also on your PocketPC, Smartphone or Palm thanks to the player The Core Pocket Media Player.

MP4Cam2AVI is MPEG4/MJPEG to AVI converter/joiner for MPEG-4 camcorders and digital photo cameras. It makes MPEG-4 ASP camera clips DivX/XviD compatible and playable with any DVD-MPEG4 player like regular MPEG-4 movie. Program supports *.MP4, *.MOV, and *.AVI input. MJPEG video from photo-cameras is supported as well. Program converts *.MOV MJPEG clips to MJPEG AVI (without recompression) or to XviD MPEG-4 AVI (with recompression) in one click.

Riva FLV Encoder allows to transcode your existing videofiles to the advanced Flash Video (FLV) format.

STOIK Video Converter convert AVI, WMV, DV files in all possible combinations. It allows to pick up one or multiple source video files, select output audio and video settings using preinstalled or custom profiles, and convert to single or multiple output video files. Now supports DivX + MP3 AVI, Windows Media 9, multiple file conversion, and file merging.

CD Burners

InfraRecorder is a free CD/DVD burning solution for Microsoft Windows. It offers a wide range of powerful features; all through an easy to use application interface and Windows Explorer integration. It supports recording to dual-layer DVDs. It allows to blank (erase) rewritable discs using four different methods.

BurnCDCC is used to burn an ISO file to a CD/DVD/BD disc. Many new systems come with a limited CD/DVD software package which lacks the ability to burn .ISO files.

ImgBurn is a lightweight CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application that everyone should have in their toolkit. ImgBurn supports a wide range of image file formats - including BIN, DI, DVD, GI, IMG, ISO, MDS, NRG and PDI. It supports Unicode folder/file names, so you shouldn't run in to any problems if you're using an international character set.

CD DVD Burning is the easy to use burning software. Start this prorgram, Use drag and DROP for files and folders and click BURN CD. It has support for DVD+R/DVD+RW,DVD-R/DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, CD-R, CD-RW Very after burn, buffer protection support, On the fly burn and many more.

Active@ ISO Burner is a freeware application that will allow you to burn an ISO image file to CD-R, DVD-R, DVD+R, CD-RW, DVD-RW and DL DVD+RW.

http://www.burrrn.net/?page_id=4 Burrrn is a little tool for creating audio CDs with CD-Text from various audio files. Supported formats are: wav, mp3, mpc, ogg, aac, mp4, ape, flac, ofr, wv, tta, m3u, pls and fpl playlists and cue sheets. You can also burn EAC’s noncompliant image + cue sheets. Burrrn can read all types of tags from all these formats (including ape tags in mp3). Burrrn uses cdrdao.exe for burning.

DeepBurner will be able to solve most of your burning needs: be it burning of Data/Audio/Video CDs, all types of DVDs, composing photo albums and even burning backups. Every operation starts with a simple wizard, thus virtually everyone can use DeepBurner.

SilentNight Pro Burner you will be able to burn all kinds of CD and DVD media. Besides the creation of simple data cd and dvd it also support convertion of audio and video formats (Mpeg1, Mpeg2, Vob, Avi, Wmv, Mov, Mp3, Ogg, Wma etc.). Also extract audio from supported video formats. Create Video cd (Mpeg1) and Super Video cd (Mpeg2). Burn .Iso, .Bin and .Cue image files. With the inbuildt audio grabber the digital audio tracks will be copied to a target drive and thereby converted to the audio formats Wave(pcm), OggVorbis, mp3 and WMA.

Express Burn is a free CD burning program for Windows that lets you create and record audio and data CDs under Windows. With Express Burn you can record a data or audio discs quickly and easily by dragging the files you want onto the icon and clicking Burn CD. The software then does the rest, including converting the files if required. Express Burn is also the fastest CD/DVD writing program in the world using proprietary optimizing systems.

Free DVD Burning Software Tech-FAQ Supplies a great resource of free DVD burning software

File Recovery Tools

Recuva is a freeware Windows utility to restore files that have been accidentally deleted from your computer. This includes files emptied from the Recycle bin as well as images and other files that have been deleted by user error from digital camera memory cards or MP3 players. It will even bring back files that have been deleted by bugs, crashes and viruses.

CD Recovery Toolbox was developed for recovering damaged files from different disk types: CD, DVD, HD DVD, Blu-Ray, etc. You can use it to restore information lost as a result of some mechanical damage of the disk (scratches, chips, different spots on the surface) or as a result of incorrect recording. Thus, the program can recover data that was considered lost. The CD Recovery Toolbox Free tool scans any CD and DVD disks and finds files and folders located there.

PhotoRec is data recovery software designed to recover lost files including video, documents and archives from Hard Disks and CDRom and lost pictures from digital camera memory. PhotoRec ignores the filesystem and goes after the underlying data, so it will still work even if your media's filesystem has been severely damaged or re-formatted.

Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier recovers files from disks with physical damage. Allows you to copy files from disks with problems such as bad sectors, scratches or that just give errors when reading data. The program will attempt to recover every readable piece of a file and put the pieces together. Using this method most types of files can be made useable even if some parts were not recoverable in the end.

Smart Data Recovery for USB Flash Drives offers you a free, reliable and easy data recovery solution that is specifically designed to be installed and operated from a USB stick. Install Smart Data Recovery onto a USB stick and keep it with you to use it immediately shall a need arise.

Encopy is designed for data rescue from damaged mediawhen standard system copy fail, freeze and or reject medium. This software tries to rescue data from media like these and even in some cases of serious damage might restore data. It is not possible to rescue everything perfectly, but in most cases this way might be useful. This aplication is freeware, so can be downloaded, used, for non commercial purposes only, cannot be sold, and modified.

Pandora Recovery is a powerful free tool that provides its users an effective way to attempt recovery of permanently deleted files. It recovers files permanently removed from Recycle Bin, files originally deleted using Shift + Delete keys bypassing Recycle Bin and files deleted from DOS prompt. Pandora Recovery is not a backup tool - it can recover files that have been deleted months before Pandora Recovery was installed. And while the likelihood of successful recovery is negatively affected by the time passed since the deletion of files Pandora Recovery users were able to recover files eleven years after deletion and more than five years after re-formatting a hard drive.

Undelete Plus is a quick and effective way to retrieve accidentally deleted files, files removed from the Recycle Bin, in a DOS window, from a network drive, from Windows Explorer with the SHIFT key held down.

FileExtractor is a free tool for recovering files from a binary data source. Sources such as digital cameras, partitions, harddrives, memory sticks or floppy disks may be corrupted, deleted or formatted by mistake. Once the file system is destroyed you need a tool such as FileExtractor to recover your files.

SoftPerfect File Recovery is a free and useful tool to restore accidentally deleted files from hard and floppy disks, USB flash drives, CF and SD cards and other storage media. It supports the popular file systems such as FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS and NTFS5 with compression and encryption. If your important files disappeared and you can’t find them in the recycle bin, try this software product and get the files back to life. Easy to use, no installation is required.

NTFS Undelete is free software that allows you to recover deleted files. It recovers files directly from hard drive, and it will work even if you empty Recycle Bin.

File Managers

tabbyFile is a fast and unique minimalist file exploring experience for windows that has all the features without the side effect of bloat and confusion found in other explorer replacements.

Alt Commander is a freeware File Manager for Windows. Some features include a built-in FTP client, file compare, archive file navigation, and a multi-rename tool.

Handy File Tool is a very fast and simple file manager. It has some internal utilities such as Renamer, Replacer and Finder. HFT has utilities necessary for webmasters, programmers and anybody who is concerned with computers.

FreeCommander is an easy-to-use alternative to the standard windows file manager. The program helps you with daily work in Windows. Here you can find all the necessary functions to manage your data stock.

FileCommander is a huge freeware file explorer. It is the latest version of the FileCommander-family. The known 2-window mode was expended to 4-window mode. Its features are: four operating windows for fast browsing; big file preview to have a quick view in almost every kind of file; ZIP, 7zip and RAR files are handled as folders, ZIP files are supported without the need of any external dll; no installation required, you can run FileCommander from USB-drives, hard disc drives, CD-ROMs; internal tool list to have quick-access to every important software on your system.

XPlorer is a substitute for the Windows Explorer, adding multi tabbed features. So it is possible to have lots of locations opened at the same time, while we can manage them in an easy and eficient way. XPlorer is totally free, both for commercial, and private usage.

XYplorer is a multi-tabbed file manager for Windows, featuring a very powerful file search, versatile preview facilities, a highly customizable interface, and a large array of unique ways to efficiently automate frequently recurring tasks.

Download Managers

Free Download Manager is a powerful, easy-to-use and absolutely free download accelerator and manager. FDM accelerates downloads by splitting files into sections and then downloading them simultaneously. As a result download speed increases up to 600%, or even more! FDM can also resume broken downloads so you needn`t start downloading from the beginning after casual interruption.

VDownloader can download and convert videos from Youtube, Google Video, Metacafe, MySpace, DailyMotion, Pornotube, Yuvutu, and many other similar sites, saving them in AVI or MPG format.

wxDownload Fast is an open source download manager. It is multi-platform and builds on Windows(2k,XP), Linux and Mac OS X(binary still not available). Besides that, it is a multi-threaded download manager. This means that it can split a file into several pieces and download the pieces simultaneously.

Speedy is a free downloadmanager. It can pause you downloads and resume them later. Faster downloads through four simultaneously downloadstreams. Just copy a link in the clipboard and speedy will ask to download it. No spyware.

Search Tools

Snowbird is the smallest and fastest non-indexing search tool. It displays results in real-time as the search progresses. The new preview window lets you peek at text files, pictures and webpages from within Snowbird.

Index Your Files is an alternative way for you to Index and Search through all your files or folders on Local or Networked Drives. With plenty of stats about your files and various ways to manipulate them, Index Your Files will provide an extremely user-friendly and powerful way to manage your information. Searching can be done by Name, Date, Size, Location, within the found file results. Use Boolean operators to perform multiple keyword searches.

Fact200 is both an Internet search client and a news feed reader that concentrates on finding, sifting, and browsing information while filtering out noise and junk. It is ideal for browsing through massive amounts of web pages (e.g., browsing news feeds) or for researching esoteric subjects. Fact200 currently supports Windows 2000/XP

LookDisk is a freeware disktool with following functions: search for files using various parameters (also within ZIP, ARJ, RAR, LZH, & CAB-Files). Search for a text in any file (also within ZIP, ARJ, RAR, LZH, & CAB-Files). Search for duplicate files by name or content (also within ZIP, ARJ, RAR, LZH, & CAB-Files).

Harddisk Search & Stats is a very powerful text-Search Engine for your harddisk which is free for corporate, government and private use. It enables you to conveniently search large numbers of text/ascii-based files simultaneously. Harddisk Search & Stats is ideal for those who are handling text files, such as programmers, web developers, computer professionals, system managers and other demanding users.

Depeche View is a text browser that loads all ASCII text files from a folder into memory, viewing all within one window. Searches can be done as you type, or by clicking on words. Text can be copied or bookmarked with one or two clicks. Depeche View was primarily created to analyze source code in large software projects, but it can be used in general to get a quick overview of all text in a folder, like plain text or HTML documentation, XML or CSV data.

Hardware Information

SIW is an advanced System Information for Windows tool that gathers detailed information about your system properties and settings and displays it in an extremely comprehensible manner. SIW can create a report file (CSV, HTML, TXT or XML), and is able to run in batch mode (for Asset Inventory Tracking, Software and Hardware Inventory, PC Audit, Software Audit, Software License Compliance Management).

CPU-Z is a freeware that gathers information on some of the main devices of your system. CPU: name and number; core stepping and process; package; core voltage; internal and external clocks, clock multiplier; supported instructions sets; cache information. Mainboard: vendor, model and revision; BIOS model and date; chipset (northbridge and southbridge) and sensor; fraphic interface. Memory: frequency and timings; module(s) specification using SPD (Serial Presence Detect) : vendor, serial number, timings table. System: Windows and DirectX version.

WinAudit reports on virtually every aspect of computer inventory and configuration. Results are displayed in web-page format, categorised for ease of viewing and text searching. Whether your interest is in software compliance, hardware inventory, technical support, security or just plain curiosity, WinAudit has it all. The programme has advanced features such as service tag detection, hard-drive failure diagnosis, network port to process mapping, network connection speed, system availability statistics as well as Windows update and firewall settings.

PC WIZARD is a powerful utility designed especially for detection of hardware, but also some more analysis. It's able to identify a large scale of system components and supports the latest technologies and standards. This tool is periodically updated (usually once per month) in order to provide most accurate results.

USBDeview is a small utility that lists all USB devices that currently connected to your computer, as well as all USB devices that you previously used. For each USB device, exteneded information is displayed: Device name/description, device type, serial number (for mass storage devices), the date/time that device was added, VendorID, ProductID, and more... USBDeview also allows you to uninstall USB devices that you previously used, and disconnect USB devices that are currently connected to your computer. You can also use USBDeview on a remote computer, as long as you login to that computer with admin user.

System Spec is a freeware system information utility. With System Spec you can see, save and print a complete spec of your PC. This no-install, system information utility can also perform various windows functions. Additional advanced info includes CPU, drives, applications, display, memory, networking, internet, CD / DVD drives and more.

Keyboard/Mouse Tools

AutoHotkey is a free, open-source utility for Windows. With it, you can: automate almost anything by sending keystrokes and mouse clicks. You can write a mouse or keyboard macro by hand or use the macro recorder. It allows to create hotkeys for keyboard, joystick, and mouse. Virtually any key, button, or combination can become a hotkey. Expand abbreviations as you type them. For example, typing "btw" can automatically produce "by the way". Create custom data-entry forms, user interfaces, and menu bars. See GUI for details. Remap keys and buttons on your keyboard, joystick, and mouse.

HotKeyzis a keyboard utility with hotkey control for executing other files, folders or RUN commands. Launch applications in a Normal, Minimized or Maximized State. The Parameter option gives you parameter control when launching another application like Internet Explorer and surfing to a specific site as parameter. It also features default hotkeys for minimizing, maximizing, restoring or closing the active window. Launch your default e-mail window to compose a new email. Control your WinAmp without it being focused. Define memo type text and with a hotkey paste your text into your e-mails, documents etc. You can also paste special characters or the current date and time. Open and close your CD-Rom(s). Power off, shutdown, logoff or reboot your PC with a hotkey press. Start your screen saver, hide or unhide your desktop, taskbar or any desktop with a hotkey.

On-Screen Keyboard Portable is a handy way to bring your settings for the Windows' built-in On-Screen Keyboard with you from PC to PC.

WinMacro is a simple Macro recorder/player for Windows written in Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0. It can record whatever you do at your Windows Desktop, and can replay them exactly. It doesn't record video, instead it uses windows hooking mechanisms to monitor your mouse and keyboard events, and plays them back. Therefore the recorded file is much smaller than what would be if you recorded live video, typically in the range of kilobytes.

Volumouse provides you a quick and easy way to control the sound volume on your system - simply by rolling the wheel of your wheel mouse. It allows you to define a set of rules for determining when the wheel will be used for changing the sound volume. For example: You can configure Volumouse to use your mouse wheel for volume control when the Alt key is hold down, when the left mouse button is down, when the mouse cursor is over the taskbar, and so on.

Mouse-Only Keyboard (MOK) is a simple tool that enables entering small pieces of secret text safely, using only the mouse so no hidden keylogger can find your text. You can use it to enter very secret passwords safely in non-trusted machines.

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