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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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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Free file storage, working as Git/GitHub, Windows, portable

I work with git/GitHub and Bazaar/Launchpad. But on GitHub and Launchpad it is impossible to store the files which aren't relating to my projects and on these services not enough room for files is ...
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Portable convert excel to mysql

Is there a portable windows (xp and above) software that can convert a excel file (xlsx, xls and ods) into mysql file (sql)?
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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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Is there a portable telnet client for windows that supports ASCII out of the box?

I have tried both PuTTY and DTELNET but the ascii art comes of like this:
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HTTP server (portable) for 32 bit Windows XP which requires no admin rights

I am looking for a light-weight HTTP server, to server static web pages on localhost for testing purposes. That is all the functionality that I require. If the requested URL exists, then return it, ...
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Portable FTP server for 32 bit Windows XP with no admin rights

The title & the gratis tag say it all.
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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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Portable, no-admin, no-install, Win/Linux USB encryption/decryption on the go

I fear from losing my USB stick. I'm looking for an encryption program that can hide my USB files in such a way that I have only one file shown on Windows Explorer when it's first inserted. When I run ...
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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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Portable Windows browser with good multimedia downloading built-in

I like to use Torch Browser which is basically Chrome with some built-in functionality to download multimedia - straight out of the box, no plug-ins required. Unfortunately, extensive googling has ...
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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: ...
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Is there a portable ID3 tag editor for Windows?

I've used Easytag in the past and found it perfect for my needs, but I don't believe it can run portably, for example from Dropbox. Is there a program that a) will let me edit ID3 tags of mp3 files, ...
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Standalone image slideshow player application for Windows?

I'm about to burn a disc of photos, a lot of them. I'd like to provide a standalone executable on a disk that when launched would play a full-screen random slideshow of all the images on the disc. ...
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Portable screencast recorder for Windows

Can anyone recommend a portable screencast recorder for Windows? Requirements Portable Works on Windows 7 High enough definition to have all recorded text legible Record only a specified area of the ...
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Lightweight “USB stick runnable” JavaScript/plain text editor for Mac?

I need a very lightweight text editor that will do plain text and hopefully JavaScript syntax highlighting. The most important thing is that I can avoid any kind of installation, I'd like to run it ...
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Is there any media player (except VLC) that allows to define the start and stop time of a played file?

The famous VLC player has an especially useful feature - setting start/stop time of a media, but this player has some annoying bugs (no way to shuffle the playlist, an unexpected, user-unfriendly ...
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Windows Hex Viewer/Editor with Map of data & Regex Searching, preferrably Portable

I am trying to find a Windows hex viewer/editor that: Can display the binary/hex contents of a file or drive in a format similar to the way WinMerge gives an overview of the differences between each ...
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Portable tray-only RSS feed notification

I am looking for a tiny RSS feed reader that lives as a Windows icon. When there is a new item, it pops up a notification. Clicking the icon shows a list of recent items. Clicking on an item opens ...
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Free Portable Hard disk bad sector fixer software

Performing bad sector check on high-capacity hard disk (e.g. 1 TB and above SATA HDD) usually consume lots of time (e.g. 120 minutes and above). Are there free, portable hard disk bad sector fixer ...
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Free Portable Software to tell if my graphics card or on board graphic chips can support more than one monitor

Is there a software that: Portable (no need to install) Free (no need to register) Show me information about my graphics card or on board or integrated graphic chips especially information on whether ...
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A portable, free and simple video editor [duplicate]

Is there a free video editor that: do not require to register do not need to install, it is portable do not require to login do not install other unnecessary software have the basic function such as ...
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PDF viewer that supports Regex search

I am looking for a PDF viewer with the following features: Supports Regex search, preferably Perl compatible Runs on Windows (7 and up) Is portable, or can be made portable Gratis Nice to have: ...
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C and C++ portable IDE with up-to-date compiler

Right now I'm reinstalling Visual Studio on my workstation, and it's taking forever. Which reminds me I should have a backup environment available. I'm looking for a portable Integrated Development ...
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Software to password protect hard disk

I've just bought a 4T 2.5 inch Seagate external hard disk. Can anyone recommend which software is good to password protect the disk and encrypt data? I am looking for a free software. I use both ...
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In the past one might use an Interactive PPT, now what is used?

In the past I have seen many portable PowerPoint presentations that have a high level of interactivity, such as ones that help facilitate a game of Jeopardy (and make use of VBScript). I currently ...
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A small size portable freeware to tell you the version of the USB port and USB devices

I'm looking for a gratis tool displays all my USB ports and devices and if they are USB 2 or 3. I want to be able to distribute the tool to end-users who don't know much about USB and the differences ...
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Offline and Portable PHP text editor that have Live Preview functionality

Is there a text editor or IDE for PHP (and if possible, include HTML and CSS) that is: Offline (do not need internet in order to function) Portable (extract from a zip file and run immediately) Live ...
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Free SSH and FTP client in-one?

Is there a free, lightweight SSH and FTP client in-one? I would like: SSH console support it to be free (S)FTP (with GUI) support lightweight portable it to run on Windows 7 Basically, I'm looking ...
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Portable VCE Player for Windows Desktop (not Mobile)

I can't seem to find a single portable (i.e., No install) VCE (Exam simulator) player. Does one not exist? P.S Could anyone create the tags windows-desktop & vce-player for me (Not enough rep)?. ...
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Portable USB app (Linux, Mac and Win) to encrypt text with PGP?

I'd like to be able to send people encrypted messages (given I have their public keys which they might give me in a number of ways), when I'm travelling, and don't have a laptop with me but do have a ...
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Create a Windows 8.1 Portable USB Drive that's bootable on a Mac

I am seeking a tool to create a bootable Windows 8.1 Portable USB Drive (similar to the Ubuntu live usb), that also functions on a mac (meaning it should contain the necessary drivers) My problem is ...
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Cross platform disk encryption solution without admin privileges

I am looking for a cross platform (OS X 10.10 + Windows 7) encryption solution which can fully encrypt, decrypt and modify a USB disk (full disk encryption). Truecrypt does this, but you need admin ...
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Portable app for calculating one (selectable) hash for a selected file?

Strange enough, but I can't find a portable application for calculating one distinct hash (type, like SHA256, SHA512, Whirlpool, SHA3?) for a selected file! This is all I've found: ...