Questions tagged [portable]

Software that does not require a fixed installation on a dedicated machine. For cross-platform software, please use the [cross-platform] tag.

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Flexible dependency/package manager for building of static binaries

Since I run an Android system, that doesn't have a native binary package manager, I often find myself to need static binaries of software that I can put in /system/bin. Is there software to automate ...
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code editor which is a standalone web application which helps us edit code from the browser?

Looking for some code editor which is a spins up a web-based IDE on launch from the command line. It should have modern features most source code editors have (like vscode). The best use case for this ...
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Recommended portable C solution under Windows

I would like to set-up the most appropriate C development environment under Windows, with the scope of having the least painful issues concering code portability to Linux. In the past I have both used ...
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Lightweight email client (portable and stores email on disk encrypted)

I'm looking for a Windows desktop email client, like Thunderbird, that: is simple and lightweight (no Electron app taking 100 MB+) just a portable .exe file (or a folder), but does not require an ...
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Portable webserver - cross platform

I want a portable web server which works in Windows, Linux, Mac i.e cross platform which can be carried in a pen drive. I want to serve website content with search, which is portable in usb drive and ...
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needs a portable php interpreter for windows

I have a simple question. is there a portable php interpreter avalible for free? also is there an online compiler for php which supports html tags with syntyx highlighting? and which is the best IDE ...
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Portable RAM disk for Windows (gratis)

I am searching for a RAM disk program for Windows. The requirements are quite minimal, but after much searching, I feel like I am looking for a unicorn. Here are the only requirements: Portable ...
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Portable Googleless Chromium web browser to use for testing

Please recommend a web browser with the following requirements: Windows 7-10 compatible. Completely portable. Absolutely no registry writes or writing files outside of its own dedicated folder(s)/...
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Search and Replace tool for Windows Registry

Please recommend a gratis Windows tool to perform search and replace operations in the Windows Registry. I would like to select a Registry key and have the tool perform the search and replace ...
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What are some IDE options with GUI builder to make a portable GUI applications?

I need to make an application which is going to portable (windows, linux and Mac). This is the front-end, the GUI stuff. The back-end is written in C++. But now I'm exploring the options to build this ...
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Free or portable app to organize photos by metadata

Are there any free or portable applications that can organize photos and filter them by metadata and other parameters. I would also like the option to adjust the metadata for better organization. I am ...
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Portable ssh/sftp/scp server for Windows

Is there a portable SSH server? By portable I mean: It doesn't need to install/configure or anything like that. It comes with its own hardcoded public/private keys so I don't need to setup anything (...
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First bytes of text portable reader (Windows)

Sometimes I need to open XML files on different PCs If an XML file is bigger than 100 Mb it takes a lot of time to be opened I need something like a Bash "head" command I don't need to read ...
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Portable QR Code (QRcode) reader (via webcam) app for Windows

Please recommend a QR Code reader app with the following features: Reads a QR code from a webcam Portable (no installation) Gratis (free of cost for non-commercial use) Windows compatible Does not ...
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Portable software to investigate which apps on Windows PC are sending data to the internet, and how much

It appears that my Windows 10 PC is sending out unusual data to the internet. Reasons why I believe this: I often (about once a day) get a ReCaptcha Turing Test when I search something on Google (i.e....
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Is there an open source, gratis SFTP client with the option to be automatically upgraded?

I often prefer to log in to my server environments by SFTP rather than SSH due to me feeling more comfortable using SFTP (GUI) programs over SSH (CLUI) programs for some particular tasks. For example,...
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Which programming language and tool to produce very small standalaone GUI app?

There are some games or apps (like calculators) with GUI which are very small (can be of 500KB, 700KB, etc) but has all important GUI features like button, menu, displaying image, text input, etc and ...
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Red Cross Ambulance Network Monitoring

Hello from Red Cross Germany! We have 30+ Ambulances and 30+ Windows 10 Tablets with LTE/Cellular We are looking for a solution to Monitor Our Cellular LTE Coverage in certain Areas where are ...
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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 veracrypt (alternative) without Admin-Privilege needs? [duplicate]

I was looking for longer for a VeraCrypt / Alternative to encrypt my ThumbDrive in my Schools-Computers. Basicly i have no admin rights there. Is there any alternative wich isn't a workaround - like a ...
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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 Maven for Windows

Can anyone recommend a portable Maven that is gratis and works in Windows 7 and above? Portable Maven will come as a zip file and can be extract to a thumb drive, or a external hard disk. The end-...
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Portable washer for document metadata

So I'm doing some work for a smaller company. They wanted a standalone secure client that they can wash all their documents metadata in. Mostly it's PDF and office(doc & docx). The problem is ...
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Portable VPN client with split tunneling support

I'm looking for a VPN solution so that I can access my home LAN from my office's PC. My router is capable of being a VPN server. But I don't want all connections to go to this VPN tunnel. I want only ...
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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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Gratis, portable GDB GUI for Windows

As the title says, I am looking for a: Gratis portable GDB GUI for Windows I don't actually have a feature wish list; it's just that some of the junior engineers have only ever known GUI-based ...
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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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Portable utility to capture audio output and input?

I currently use Audacity's WASAPI feature to capture the audio being outputted by my PC's sound card. I am now, however, in need of a way to capture both audio output as well as microphone input on ...
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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 ...
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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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Free, portable, Windows email client with auto-correct spelling

I am almost desperate enough to use MS Outlook, but would strongly prefer something portable. Must have Gratis Windows (10) Support multiple email addresses [update] auto-correct spell ...
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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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Cheap and portable text expander for Windows

I'm looking for a portable text expander tool without restrictions on the usage environment (i.e. personal, academic, or professional use...). Requirements: Able to replace text as you type, without ...
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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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