Questions tagged [portable]

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A Single, Portable ZIP file to replace Android Studio

Is there a single ZIP file (software inside the ZIP file) that android developer can download, and is portable (meaning you run from flash drive or portable hard disk), and can develop/build android ...
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Portable chromium-based web browser for Windows

I'm seeking recommendations for a portable chromium-based web browser for Windows. Here are the specific requirements: Must be truly portable: No writing to the Windows registry, no saving or ...
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OS agnostic solution for encrypting USB flash drives?

I typically use "BitLocker to Go" but for encrypting and protecting my flash drives. However, that means I can't use them with my Macs, at least not without a 3rd-party program (which isn't free and ...
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Gratis portable PDF to MS Word converter for Windows

The title says it all ^ I don't care if it is command line only or has a GUI. I don't need batch capabilities, and am willing to open a PDF editor and "File/Save as ..". I just want something that ...
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Share clipboard across multiple Win10 PCs

I am looking for a soft- or a soft- and hardware solution to transfer the clipboard from one Win10 machine to another. One of the two computers is only allowed to access certain addresses via VPN ...
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Portable file/folder deletion tool with GUI (free)

I'm currently looking for a data wiping tool (files, folders, partitions, whole disk) using Russian GOST P50739-95 that does not require installation (windows,and if possible linux) and has a GUI. ...
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Portable Apache web server for Linux

While looking for software components for a custom LAMP stack, I noticed MariaDB offers pre-compiled binary tarballs, which you just untar in whatever folder you want. However I wasn't able to find ...
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Portable, free, cross-platform, GUI-based prose-friendly plain-text diff and merge tool?

I have a Macbook at home and a GNU/linux desktop workstation at work. But, I sometimes also have to work on my university's library machines (running Windows 7) without admin rights. Is there a (...
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Tool to launch non-portable software from external hard disk

Is there any software what allows me to carry my own documents, software, register etc. on external hard disc? I want to carry with me non-portable software. Normally, I just use some VM but it can't ...
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PDF editor that can arrange pages visually (on a page-thumbnail grid…)

I'm looking for a Windows freeware that: can remove a page (example: remove page #7 from a 50-page PDF, and save the result as PDF) can move a page (example: move page #23 from a 50-page PDF to the ...
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Tool that supports plausible deniability

Me and some colleagues are not happy with some events in our company. We'd like to prepare a whitepaper (maybe not the correct term) for the management so that they become aware about the things that ...
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Screen recorder for Windows 7 that does not require installation

I am looking for a screen-recordings software that will work on Windows 7 and will not require installation. Free software is my preference and I am fine with advertisements as long as there are no ...
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Gratis for business use, portable, very basic, schedulable, backup program for Windows

I think that the tile says it all; I am looking for a gratis for business use, portable, very basic, schedulable, backup program for Windows. It will run once per day and backup two small directories ...
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Portable application for viewing (not editing) .doc files created by Microsoft Word

Is there any application to view .doc files created by Microsoft Word? I don't need to edit the file, I want to view it (with the ability to copy the selected text to clipboard). The application ...
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GUI (Windows) for portable Git for a beginner

Background: I'm a beginner to Git. I intend to use it to store a small repository on Dropbox on my PC. I have downloaded portable Git (I prefer using portable software when possible). Would love ...
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Standalone PGP Text Encryption Application

I am looking for a standalone executable that facilitates PGP encryption of files or plaintext (plaintext can be dumped into a ".txt" file and encrypted). I have heard that PortablePGP is unsafe. ...
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Portable QR Code (QRcode) generation app for Windows

Please recommend a simple QR Code generation app with the following features: Portable (no installation) Gratis (free of cost) Windows compatible Completely offline (does not attempt internet access) ...
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What set of tools can I use to create algorithms independent of programming languages?

Having in mind Entity System (ES), that is a great step towards pluggable ends (like a graphics engine, etc), I wonder if someone managed to create code in an algorithm only way, that would easily let ...
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offline Snippet Manager

I'm looking for a program to save snippet for future use, and with following requirements: Offline Some office are not allow to access internet or with limitation Portable I don't have admin right, ...
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What is a good portable for screenshot or capture? [closed]

What I would like to get a good screenshot or screen capture for a portable ? Prefer that it be just for screen only. Don't want an image editor. Prefer it be freeware or gratis The one I use the ...
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File backup, free for commercial use

I just want to backup a single directory. I need a gratis Windows app, with its own scheduler (I don't want to use the Windows scheduler). The app *must *: either all allow me to schedule the backup ...
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How can I get trusted portable apps? [closed]

In my professional environment I often have to use Windows. To get a minimum level of privacy, improve my workflow and have my config everywhere I want to use portable apps. My question is how can I ...
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Portable pull tool compatible with GitHub

When working on a GitHub repo, GitHub offers their GitHub Desktop as well as their web-app. Unfortunately, their web-app has many limitations and quirks. Often it is not desirable or feasible to ...
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Portable Way to Convert MIDI to a Soundfile With a Custom Soundfont?

Yes, I know this question exists: https://superuser.com/questions/1011409/how-do-i-export-a-midi-to-a-sound-file-without-playing-it-in-realtime But none of the answers I found on there were of any ...
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Free Mindmap software that supports python API

I need a portable OS-agnostic Mindmap software that supports python API, I want to be able to change the nodes, add text or images programmatically via python.
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deleted files secure eraser

I am looking for a free and portable tool for Windows that is able to secure-delete files that were already deleted from the file system (NTFS). I know the usual solution for this is overwriting the ...
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Software App to make a transparent outline box?

I need a program to do this: Basically, its just a program.exe file that does the following: Has a Exterior border Translucent inside Its sort-of-similar to Desktop Coral in terms of function. ...
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standalone portable CMS

I want to find a CMS for backing up personal images and videos which will be large during days on a remove able storage like CD/DVD. But it should not be a simple backup, I want to organize them by ...
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Analysing brightness of individual pixels in an image, with regional histograms

I am looking for a small tool that can analyse the average, maximum, and minimum brightness in an arbitrary rectangular region of an image. It should be able to display a histogram for the selected ...
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Download when needed (NAS like) client for cloud service

I want to know if there's a service that could do the trick for me. I want a client for a cloud service like dropbox, Drive, OneDrive etc, which would only download the file and all the child files ...
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Portable email viewer / archiving program for Windows or Linux?

I'd like a simple program to keep and view the emails with my software license keys, receipts for software purchases, etc. I also have email from other genealogy researchers that I'd like to archive. ...
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HTML, CSS, PHP Portable Editor

I am looking for an HTML, CSS, PHP portable Editor, with FTP connection plugin, to connect my website using my flash memory drive, with all cache and connection data on it. To be correct, I want ...
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On-the-fly encryption solution for external drive

I am looking to create an external drive with important information and would like to encrypt this drive as well. I would need to have a software that would allow me to view and run files inside the ...
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Portable font viewer for Windows

I just need some piece of software to quickly open a font file and check what's inside. Requirements: Ability to open a font file. Having a standalone portable version (usually, it's just a .zip ...
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Free portable Message Sequence Chart Generator

My Message Seqence Chart Generator of choice is Msc-generator. Alas, I cannot find a portable version. What altrernatives are there? Must run on Windows be gratis for commerical use ...
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Audio editor written in Java

I'm looking for an audio editor written entirely in Java, without any dependencies that have to be installed. A self-contained JAR file that I can run from anywhere, even on machines that do not ...
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Debian based portable Linux distro

I read about a Porteus, a Linux distro which is designed to be run from USB. I liked everything about it, but I prefer distros that are Debian derivatives. (Like Debian itself, Mint, Ubuntu, etc.) I ...
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Media manager for a Portable MP3 Player?

I'm looking for a media manager similar to Itunes>Ipod, that can sync folders to a portable MP3 player via selective Itunes playlists taken from the ItunesLibrary.xml file on Windows Music Folder. I'...
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Portable single executable browser alternative to QtWeb

I've been using QtWeb for a few years now. It's portable and uses only a single 8MB executable, has a very capable built-in adblocker and renders most websites without problems. While I still enjoy ...
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Visual editor for math expressions, with basic or better yet, full Unicode support

I am looking for a separate, standalone visual math editor. Requirements: Full or, at least, basic Unicode support (explanation below). Portable by nature. It means that all the app needs for ...
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Japanese/English speech translator

During my previous visit to Japan (2013) I twice saw an app that was able to translate from (spoken) Japanese to English and viceversa, with acceptable results and performance. One man used an app on ...
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Portable Frame-Rate Counter

Looking for a portable frame-rate (FPS) counter that works on Windows 10 (64-bit) and is compatible with DirectX 12 games and video players. Preferably in a standalone (single-EXE) distribution but ...
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Portable visual editor to extract selected parts of MP4 video without reencoding, with ability to navigate to previous/next frame

Is there any piece of software that fulfills these three basic requirements? Has some interface to view and listen an opened file (MP4 support is a must, but support for other formats would look ...
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Portable encryption software for USB stick

I want to encrypt files on my USB stick with a linux box such that I can decrypt it with my password on any Windows machine (version > 7) without having any admin permissions on the Windows machine. ...
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Program to build and update a static blog (Windows)

I'm looking for a portable program that will run under Windows 7 and will output all files needed for a static blog, in HTML, to be readable offline and uploaded by FTP to a website if required. Real-...
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*Portable* static blog generators that run on Win7 x64?

Are there any portable static blog generators that run on Windows 7 x64? I mean ones where you can store all files for a blog and all programs required to update it on a flash drive connect the flash ...
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A keylogger that doesn't have to be installed

We are looking for a free keylogger that should have the main features of the keylogger: Spytector The main things we are looking for: It should be free. It should work like Spytector: The main ...
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Free lightweight database program

I need a smallish lightweight and free database program to keep track of items in a large collection. I don't need it to be able to do much besides being able to create entries with various fields ...
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Sync between PC & External Harddisk

I've recently bought an External Harddisk, and I haven't even finished opening the package yet. Although, I'll be connecting it to my PC later this week, I needed to know if I could sync my files and ...
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Recording the duration a computer has been locked

I'm looking for a software that is able to display the duration for which a computer has been locked. A balloon notification or a small window like in the image below is sufficient. Requirements: ...