Sunday, August 28, 2016

calibre Portable, E-book management!
"The bottom line is that you should use Calibre. Why? Because although it is chock-full of features and customizations and it’s actually incredibly easy to use, allowing you to spend less time learning how to use it and more time managing and reading your books." —Aaron Couch, MakeUseOf.com (October 16, 2012)
"Excellent program. While some of the options are a bit obscure to find or work with, it will allow you to do nearly anything. ...it's tech friendly but not particularly user-friendly. I still rate it 5 stars because of its wide range of features and options, the ability to edit eBooks directly, and its streaming library capabilities. Needs some user-friendly work but still an OUTSTANDING program." —furrepanther (a user), SourceForge.net
"Calibre requires import (copying) of the users books. If the number is small, Calibre is OK. If the number is large, ... then Calibre creates problems..." —nobicycle (a user), SourceForge.net
calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application.
   It has a cornucopia of features: library management, conversion, eBook reader devices synching, news reader, eBook/comics viewer, content server, and eBook editor.

calibrePortable_2.65.1.paf
Size: 175 MB (183,595,008 bytes) Packed Size: 60.8 MB (63,823,872 bytes)
MD5: 4FAFFFA5B1D0AE6FCAB0E16F645C08B1


calibre64Portable_2.65.1_64_bit.paf
Size: 197 MB (206,929,920 bytes) Packed Size: 65.2 MB (68,444,160 bytes)
MD5: 4EF036483A890BB50A01875876A3D818


calibre portable for Windows XP or later calibrePortable_1.48.0_for_XP.paf
Size: 157 MB (165,441,536 bytes) Packed Size: 53.5 MB (56,115,200 bytes)
MD5: 9E50479EC8C24C18F37296BDCC5494A4


calibre64Portable_1.48.0_64_bit_for_XP.paf
Size: 181 MB (190,406,656 bytes) Packed Size: 58.2 MB (61,063,168 bytes)
MD5: 5054C12425489D4FC5487A0F7BA499ED

Notes (included in the help.htm):
» Full user manual included (pdf, epub).[]

Vivaldi Portable
"But Vivaldi does seem to combine a fresh new look with an impressively old-school appeal to the power user, and it may well find its niche." —David Meyer, GigaOm.com (Jan. 27, 2015 - 1:00 AM PST)
"Named after the 18th century composer Antonio Vivaldi, the name carries an inescapable reference to von Tetzchner's previous role as co-founder and long-time head of browser and mobile phone technology firm Opera Software." —Joachim Dagenborg, Reuters.com (Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:15am EST)
"Hot on the heels of Microsoft announcing its newest browser, Project Spartan, we’ve got another brand new contender in the browser wars: Vivaldi." —Owen Wiliams, TheNextWeb.com (Jan 21, 2015)
In 1994, two programmers started working on a web browser. Our idea was to make a really fast browser, capable of running on limited hardware, keeping in mind that users are individuals with their own requirements and wishes. Opera was born.
   Our little piece of software gained traction, our group grew and a community was created. We stayed close to our users and to our roots. We kept improving our software, based on our users feedback, as well as our own ideas on how to make a great browser. We innovated and we strove for excellence.
   Fast forward to 2015, the browser we once loved has changed its direction. Sadly, it is no longer serving its community of users and contributors who helped build the browser in the first place.
SO WE CAME TO A NATURAL CONCLUSION:
We must make a new browser. A browser for ourselves and a browser for our friends. A browser that is fast, but also a browser that is rich in functionality, highly flexible and puts the user first. A browser that is made for you.

VivaldiPortable_1.3.551.38.paf
Size: 163 MB (171,913,216 bytes) Packed Size: 52.7 MB (55,263,232 bytes)
MD5: 17ED542CD315E845F00873DF660174BC


Vivaldi64Portable_1.3.551.38_64_bit.paf
Size: 207 MB (217,088,000 bytes) Packed Size: 61.5 MB (64,524,288 bytes)
MD5: 6DDAADCB696C4AC53063D673CE1CE465


Vivaldi for Windows XP or later VivaldiPortable_1.0.435.46_XP_or_later_rev_1.paf
Size: 159 MB (166,780,928 bytes) Packed Size: 51.5 MB (54,087,680 bytes)
MD5: CAFAE1A951E7A445C380183073286677

Notes (included in the help.htm):
» You can get newer Flash player portable build at PCR’s notepad blog.
» More in the help.htm...

Comments:
» 1.3.551.30: It can now renders our thumbapps.org right! The XP version can detect Silverlight and Java portable but might not work.
» 1.2.490.39: Now we have "Close tabs to the right" context menu option :). Somehow it still renders thumbapps.org's side-bar ad in a frame—like Microsoft Edge—when not maximized, unlike other Chromium-based browsers.
» 1.1.453.47: NPAPI (Silverlight, Java) finally gone. Still no "Close tabs to the right" context menu option :(
» 1.0.435.42: Finally we can customize the fonts![]


Read Vivaldi blog today!
Motivate Vivaldi development, follow them around the Web!

Firefox Portable, when it’s personal, choose Firefox!
"The feel is slightly slower than Chrome or Opera, but not enough that it should irritate you. It uses fewer resources than Chrome or Opera, spawning only a single process, and using only 510MB of memory. Only the super-thrifty Safari used less memory." —Jon L. Jacobi, PCWorld.com (Sep 17, 2014 3:32 AM)
"Firefox has upped its game, with a great new look, fast performance, ingenious navigation features, and innovative Web technologies." —Michael Muchmore, PCMag.com
"Don't understand why it crashes so often." —funshinebear12 (a user),
download.CNET.com (April 26, 2015)
Mozilla Firefox is a fast, full-featured Web browser. Firefox includes pop-up blocking, tab-browsing, integrated Google search, simplified privacy controls, a streamlined browser window that shows you more of the page than any other browser and a number of additional features that work with you to help you get the most out of your time online.

FirefoxPortable_48.0.2_English.paf
Size: 112 MB (117,510,144 bytes) Packed Size: 53.3 MB (55,889,920 bytes)
MD5: 6F39BC7960261D921F04D00A34464350


Firefox64Portable_48.0.2_64_bit_English.paf
Size: 125 MB (131,608,576 bytes) Packed Size: 55.5 MB (58,195,968 bytes)
MD5: EE3A1412EA4E9B5CDEB3C622882760A8

Notes (included in the help.htm):
» You can get newer Flash player portable build at PCR’s notepad blog.
» Java/JRE portable (32/64-bit) are available from PortableApps.com.
» Silverlight portable (32/64-bit) are available on our ThumbApps blog.
» More in the help.htm...

Additional notes:
» Firefox will be *plugin-less* in the near future—and that means Flash player will also be replaced with Web standard—read more about it here: "NPAPI Plugins in Firefox."
»  Since version 46: 
  › 32-bit version can detect Flash player but won't play it. Java and Silverlight still works.
  › 64-bit version can't detect Java, but can play Flash and Silverlight.
  Hmm... Why do Mozilla do this...?
» Use Waterfox if you want all NPAPI plugins work.[]

Chromium Portable, lightweight (cognitively and physically) and fast browser!
"Chrome is viewed by many to have a reputation for security, but a lot of security experts actually take the view that Chromium is superior in this respect... 'Chrome's code has to be able to tie into Flash Player, for instance,'... 'So more code is involved to integrate with other third-party products. This all introduces more complexities and more code paths.'" —Jack M. Germain, LinuxInsider.com (Nov 26, 2013 5:00 AM PT)
Chromium is the open-source web browser project from which Google Chrome draws its source code. The browsers share the majority of code and features, though there are some minor differences in features and they have different licensing.
   "What’s the Difference Between Chromium and Chrome?" by Chris Hoffman, HowtoGeek.com, Published 11/25/14.

ChromiumPortable_54.0.2839.0_dev.paf
Size: 163 MB (171,765,760 bytes) Packed Size: 50.3 MB (52,805,632 bytes)
MD5: F246AE9A4BE956A45C19D0DD5F9184B1


Chromium64Portable_54.0.2840.0_64_bit_dev.paf
Size: 201 MB (211,582,976 bytes) Packed Size: 57.8 MB (60,645,376 bytes)
MD5: DE4D0F86D7F8429657C55477B775AEFE


Chromium64Portable_54.0.2836.0_64_bit_dev_nik_sync.paf
Size: 203 MB (213,200,896 bytes) Packed Size: 58.4 MB (61,251,584 bytes)
MD5: E763A4BB1C9377EFD00D83944C1C5B62

Notes (included in the help.htm):
» Get newer Flash player portable plugin build at PCR’s notepad blog.
» Java/JRE portable are available from PortableApps.com.
» Silverlight portable plugin are available on our ThumbApps blog.
»  NPAPI-Plugins-Friendly Browsers  If you still use NPAPI plugins (Java, Silverlight, etc.) install the IE Tab addon or use
   › 32-bit: Maelstrom, PirateSnoop (Iron), Sleipnir, UC Browser for PC (Chromium-based), or
   › 64-bit: Waterfox.
» More in the help.htm...

Additional Notes:
» Raw Chromium installers from chromium.woolyss.com and nikThanks: Jerry, Nik :)[]

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Clover Portable, Wings for your Windows Explorer!
"Overall, a time-saver and an excellent improvement to Windows Explorer functionality." —Felix Cheng, LO4D.com
"Since it requires insignificant resources and it is very fast in opening new tabs, Clover proves to be a good solution for increasing your productivity in working with files." —Sorin Cirneala, Softpedia.com (January 27th, 2014)
Clover Brings Chrome-Style Tabs to Windows Explorer.
   Clover is an extension of the Windows Explorer, to add multi-tab functionality similar to Google Chrome browser. After install Clover, you will be able to open multiple folders within the same window, and you can also add folder bookmarks.

CloverPortable_3.1.3_32_64_bit.paf
Size: 10.4 MB (10,907,648 bytes) Packed Size: 2.72 MB (2,859,008 bytes)
MD5: 1DEA84000283F2E627490B8DD59E317A


CloverPortable_3.0.406_32_64-bit_rev_2.paf
Size: 6.87 MB (7,204,864 bytes) Packed Size: 2.31 MB (2,428,928 bytes)
MD5: 03AA30FCD573615E8A0878F102A1BC4B

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

Additional Notes:
» First, we're happy that the development is finally resumed again with this version 3.1.0 :)
» The new version is faster—but seems a rewrite—so some features of older version are not implemented yet.[]

Thursday, August 25, 2016

kid3 Portable, simple audio tag editor!
"Excellent ID3 Tool! I've tried tons and each seems to have their hangup/issues. I required same feature set that could work against MP3, M4A, AIFF files and Kid3 does just that. Easy to use and straight forward." —branchh (a user), Sourceforge.net (01/19/2014)
"Kid3 is only useful if you have a scattered, unorganized collection and want to arrange it using a media organizer application that relies on ID tag info. Anyhow, it will save you a lot of time if you use it to adjust your music collection rather than using your MP3 player." —Mihai Marinof, Softpedia.com (December 28th, 2006 09:58 GMT)
kid3 is a simple audio tag/meta data editor.

kid3Portable_3.4.2.paf
Size: 44.5 MB (46,755,840 bytes) Packed Size: 12.6 MB (13,225,984 bytes)
MD5: 8B7C6C594BCF6702595B414DAA49560C

Personal Notes:
» My gratitude to Urs Fleisch—the developer. This tag editor is such a lifesaver in those days, until I found out about TagScanner. But I will keep this in our portable portfolio! Thanks Urs, always :)[]

Skype Portable, instant messaging, video chat and phone calls
The new version adds not only a fresh look, but also faster performance, easier group chatting, and better notification control. There's really no single communication service that offers everything Skype does. —Michael Muchmore, PCMag.com, June 23, 2013.
A great messenger for voice and video calls. —Iwillneverstop (a user), SnapFiles.com, Dec 26, 2012.
Honestly if I could I would give 0 stars. If Skype needs to start charging, I think they should. I'd rather pay an annual fee than to be exposed to this kind of ''video calls''. I can't even say 2 sentences before it disconnects. —Franklin of Tallahassee, FL on Oct. 4, 2014, ConsumerAffairs.com.
Skype keeps the world talking. Call, message and share whatever you want for free.

SkypePortable_7.27.32.101.paf
Size: 120 MB (125,874,176 bytes) Packed Size: 45.2 MB (47,419,392 bytes) bytes)
MD5: 5D20BF11BC273D1099CAA50EEC8C3581

Additional Notes:
» We include the HoloLens plugin—FAQ about using Skype for HoloLens—that's why the size is bigger.
   We don't have HoloLens, so if you have one, please tell us about it via versapps/at/gmail.com or Google+ or other social links at the top menu. If it's not working, we'll remove it from our next releases.
   Thanks for your feedbacks :)[]

DVDVideoSoft Free Torrent Download Portable, lightweight torrent client for Windows!
"Suprisingly great torrent client. ...[Recommend] thip app for those who can't stand annoying ads in uTorrent." —marina.lester.71 (a user), download.CNET.com (August 18, 2014)
"Fast torrent client and clean interface. ... I was looking for an alternative to uTorrent as it caused blue screen of death every time I tried to download something. I guess that's what my computer was missing. This program is elegant in design and downloads as it supposed to." —jasonTwalkins (a user), download.CNET.com (February 29, 2016)
"Stable and reliable. Works fine, without annoying ads. Been using for 8 months." —undertable14 (a user), download.CNET.com (March 01, 2016)
DVDVideoSoft Free Torrent Download is an easy-to-use, powerful, and free application that includes all the standard functions of a Bittorrent client.

FreeTorrentDownloadPortable_1.0.71.822.paf
Size: 37.6 MB (39,530,496 bytes) Packed Size: 11.1 MB (11,649,024 bytes)
MD5: D9606B9561457FB7AB0A0E82A178EA27

µTorrent Portable, bittorrent downloads to go
"Fast and reliable downloads are the most important aspects of torrenting, and uTorrent certainly excels at achieving these two characteristics." —Download.com staff, Yahoo! News, September 14, 2014.
"Small, light, free." —Stuart (116 users found this review helpful), FreewareFiles.com, 30-09-2013.
"A really nice torrent client, small and light-weight, very reliable, will run for weeks without issues. Only problem is that I still see ads sometimes in my paid ad-free subscription, which the company has not responded to. That gets it 4/5 instead 5/5 stars. " —DevoreSekk (a user), download.CNET.com (March 24, 2016)
µTorrent is the world's most popular BitTorrent client. Most of the features present in other BitTorrent clients are present in µTorrent, including bandwidth prioritization, scheduling, RSS auto-downloading and Mainline DHT (compatible with BitComet).

uTorrentPortable_3.4.8_build_42501.paf
Size: 4.85 MB (5,091,328 bytes) Packed Size: 4.50 MB (4,722,688 bytes)
MD5: 0EA10AFAB05AF93F92B019C35E12E5E9

Notes:
» Optimized for speed (custom settings.dat, you might have to change your download folder target in Settings → Directories).[]