Mp3tag v2.44 : The universal Tag Editor and more ...

. Friday, October 30, 2009

Mp3tag is a powerful and yet easy-to-use tool to edit metadata of common audio formats where it supports ID3v1, ID3v2.3, ID3v2.4, iTunes MP4, WMA, Vorbis Comments and APE Tags.
It can rename files based on the tag information, replace characters or words in tags and filenames, import/export tag information, create playlists and more.
Mp3tag supports online database lookups from, e.g., Amazon, discogs, or freedb, allowing you to automatically gather proper tags and cover art for your music library.
Mp3tag supports the following audio formats:
    * Advanced Audio Coding (aac)
    * Free Lossless Audio Codec (flac)
    * Monkey's Audio (ape)
    * Mpeg Layer 3 (mp3)
    * MPEG-4 (mp4 / m4a / m4b / iTunes compatible)
    * Musepack (mpc)
    * Ogg Vorbis (ogg)
    * OptimFROG (ofr)
    * OptimFROG DualStream (ofs)
    * Speex (spx)
    * Tom's Audio Kompressor (tak)
    * True Audio (tta)
    * Windows Media Audio (wma)
    * WavPack (wv)
Main features:
Batch Tag Editing Write ID3v1.1, ID3v2.3, ID3v2.4, MP4, WMA, APEv2 Tags and Vorbis Comments to multiple files at once.
Support for Cover Art Download and add album covers to your files and make your library even more shiny.
Import from Amazon, discogs, freedb, MusicBrainz Save typing and import tags from online databases like Amazon, discogs, freedb, MusicBrainz, and more.
Replace characters or words Replace strings in tags and filenames (with support for Regular Expressions).
Create Playlists automatically Create and manage playlists automatically while editing.
Rname files from tags Rename files based on the tag information and import tags from filenames.
Export to HTML, RTF, CSV Generate nice reports and lists of your collection based on user-defined templates.
Full Unicode Support User-interface and tagging are fully Unicode compliant.
Besides these main features Mp3tag offers a variety of other functions and features ranging ranging from batch export of embedded album covers, over support for iTunes-specific tags like media type or TV Show settings, to combining multiple actions into groups that can be applied with a single mouse click.

 Publisher:Florian Heidenreich (
System Requirements: Windows XP/2003/Vista/200/ 7
License: Free

  • Mp3tag v 2.44 here 
  • Latest Mp3tag here
How to make MP3Tag Portable:
   1. Download the MP3Tag Setup Installer and install to the default path on your PC
   2. Copy the C:\Program Files\Mp3tag folder to your USB device
   3. Within the Mp3tag folder, create a blank file named mp3tag.cfg
   4. Click Mp3tag.exe to run the program
Note: You can uninstall Mp3tag from your PC once you have the portable version in place.

ExtremeCopy: Fast File Copy Utility


ExtremeCopy is a Windows copy file utility which copy and move files and folders extremely fast and operation is simple,it can increase 20% ~ 120% speed up than Windows copy handle. It includs some powerful features such as pause copy process,error recovery and so on but as easy as Windows default copy handle.
- Faster. ExtremeCopy is a utility which copy and move files extremely fast, it will auto optimize speed and resource base on target physical machine,so it will as fast as possible, especially copy big files, it can increase 20% ~ 120% speed up than Windows copy handle.
- Break point. It no need fully copy/move the whole task again if encounter one of files copy fail, ExtremeCopy just pause and insert into failed file list or tell you the problem occure and will not exit task until you choose to close this task. Once the problem fixed, you just only click 'Countiue' button so that ExtremeCopy will copy task from this break point.
- Controllable. You can pause/resume copy process if you need. And remain time will be calculated and display exactly
- Simple. The operation of copy/move files as simple as Windows default copy handle, you no need to do anything once you installed ExtremeCopy which will replace Windows copy handle as default, it will intergrate into Windows Explorer,or if you don't want ExtremeCopy as default then changing this default setting in configuration also well. The User Interface looks simple and friendly.Also you can see more detail of copy data if choose non-simple UI
- Multiple Languages. Support multiple country languages of file name in order to keep original language text of file name
  • Publisher: Easersoft
  • System Requirements: XP / 2003 / VISTA / VISTA64 / Windows 7 32bit / Windows 7 64bit
  • License: Free
  • ExtremeCopy portable version 1.5.0 here
  • Latest ExtremeCopy portable version here

Mega Mario 1.6: Portable Super Mario


Mega Mario is a Free Portable Super Mario Brothers clone. Upon review, Mega Mario looks and functions just like the original old school Super Mario Brothers. However it utilizes more levels, better graphics and can be played smoothly at a much higher resolution than the original game. Mega Mario worked well when launched and played directly from a portable USB Flash Drive.
Final Version:
  • More than 25 levels
  • Gamepad Support
  • Complete Level Editor
  • 10 different types of enemies
  • Blood effects
  • AutoSave
  • Publisher:
  • License: Free / Open Source
  • Mega Mario 1.6 FullEdition (including high-quality music): here
  • Mega Mario 1.6 SmallEdition (only MIDI-music): here 
  • Mega Mario Older vesion: here
ncluding high-quality music)

CDBurnerXP portable: burn CDs and DVDs for free


CDBurnerXP is a free application to burn CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs. It also includes the feature to burn and create ISOs, as well as a multilanguage interface. Everyone, even companies, can use it for free. It does not include adware or similar malicious components.
Create Data-CDs/DVDs
    * burn any Data on CD-R/CD-RW/DVD+R/DVD-R/DVD+RW/DVD-RW/DVD-RAM/BD/HD-DVD, including double layer mediums
    * burn mp3-CDs to store many audio files on one single disc
    * create bootable discs
    * verify written Data automatically after burning process
    * use either the internal browser to add your files or the intuitive Drop-Box to drag and drop files directly from any Windows Explorer window
    * save your compilations for creation of backups
    * burn on-the-fly and with buffer-underrun protections
    * import previous (ISO 9660) sessions and edit existing file structure on CD/DVD
    * quick- and full-erase disc
    * copy data discs (possible copy-protection is not bypassed)
    * retrieve recorder and disc information
Create Audio-CDs
    * create Audio-CDs from mp3, wav, ogg, flac and wma files
    * add single or multiple tracks from existing audio-CDs directly to your new compilation without ripping tracks before (add cda-files)
    * play audio-files with integrated audio player
    * gapless audio-CDs supported (disc-at-once-mode)
    * import M3U or WPL playlists
    * support for ReplayGain
    * import CUE sheets
    * create mixed-mode discs
ISO features
    * burn ISO files to CD
    * create your own ISO files
    * convert bin- and nrg-files to ISO
    * save CDs/DVDs as ISO file to disc
Other features
    * Simple cover printing feature for data- and audio-discs
    * LightScribe integration
    * Command line version
    * supports most IDE, USB, Firewire and SCSI drives
    * integrated option to enable access to drive for restricted users
    * multi-language interface
    * online update
  • Publisher: Impressum
  • System Requirements: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7, Wine on Linux/UNIX
  • License: Free / Open Source
  • CDBurnerXP version portable here
  • Latest CDBurnerXP version here

Glest: Free Real Time Strategy Game


Glest is an entirely free real time strategy game and strategy game producing engine. Within the Glest game,  you create armies of either the Tech type (warriors and mechanical devices), or Magic type (mages and summoned creatures) and use them within the battlefield against your opponents. Glest uses OpenGL for it's 3D effects and the Free Game is fully customizable using XML and a set of tools.


 How to make Glest Portable:

  1. Download the glest_3.2.2.exe to your desktop
  2. Download Universal Extractor and unRaR it's contents to a folder on your desktop
  3. (1) Drag and Drop glest_3.2.2.exe onto UniExtract.exe (2) Click OK Using Universal Extractor to make a Portable Magic Transfer 
  4. Move the glest_3.2.2/{app} folder from your desktop to your USB device
  5. Click glest.exe from the {app} folder to run the program
  6.  More information about the Universal Extractor can be found HERE
  7. Some Antivirus Programs will trigger a false positve stating that the Universal Extractor contains a Worm. Please see the authors post for details.
  • Glest version 3.2.2 here
  • Latest Glest version  here

Sumatra PDF 0.9.4 Portable: the portable PDF viewer

. Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sumatra PDF Portable is the lightweight Sumatra PDF packaged as a portable app, so you can view PDF files 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.
Sumatra PDF is a slim, free, open-source PDF viewer for Windows. Sumatra has a minimalistic design. Simplicity has a higher priority than a lot of features. It's small and starts up very fast.
  • Publisher:
  • System Requirements: Windows 2000/XP/Vista, Wine
  • License: Free / Open Source

  •  Sumatra PDF Portable version 0.9.4 here
  • Latest  Sumatra PDF Portable version here

Songbird 1.2 Portable: your music, your player, custom fit


Songbird is a full-featured digital music library that enables the seamless syncing of all your music, and provides intuitive and powerful music management features. With Songbird, your music is organized and presented exactly as you like. Because your music listening experience is as individual as you, Songbird allows you to customize your player so you get exactly the features important to you. It's packaged as a portable app, so you can take your personal music library wherever you go.
Songbird is full-featured digital media player with lots of great features including:
    * Media Importing/Exporting: Add media to Songbird by importing from your file system or iTunes. Export your tracks and playlists back into iTunes.
    * Library Files Organization: Automatically organize the files contained in your library. Consolidate your media in one location. Customize the structure of the folder and file name based on metadata contained in every track.
    * Watch Folders: Automatically import media from a defined folder.
    * Library Management: Browse, organize, sort and search your media.
    * Smart Playlists: Create dynamic playlists that automatically update based on criteria you set.
    * Album Artwork: Display the currently playing track's album art and write new artwork back to the file. Automatically fetch missing album art from the web.
    * Media Playback: Songbird supports MP3, FLAC, and Vorbis on all platforms; WMA and WMA DRM on Windows; and AAC and Fairplay on Windows and Mac.
    * Gapless Playback & Replay Gain: Skips padding data due to encoding and chains files for gapless playback experience. Adjusts the playback gain appropriately if a track's metadata contains replay gain information.
    * GStreamer: Songbird uses GStreamer as the main media playback system, across all platforms.
    * Web Browser: Songbird includes an integrated web browser with features like bookmarking, tabbed browsing, and more.
    * Multi-language Support: Over 25 completed, community-contributed localizations and growing!
    * Custom UI: Make Songbird your own by choosing from dozens of different skins feathers.
    * Developer Support: Songbird is getting better everyday thanks to its open platform and growing developer community.

  • Publisher:
    System Requirements: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7, Wine on Linux/UNIX
    License: Free / Open Source
  • Songbird Portable version 1.2 here
  • Latest Songbird Portable version here

FreeCommander 2009.02 Portable: easy-to-use windows file manager


FreeCommander is an easy-to-use alternative to the standard windows file manager with lots of advanced and helpful features. It's packaged as a portable app so you can bring it anywhere.
    * Dual-panel technology - horizontal and vertical
    * Tabbed interface
    * Optional tree view for each panel
    * Built in file viewer to view files in hex, binary, text or image format
    * File viewer inside archives too
    * Built in archive handling: ZIP (read, write), CAB (read, write), RAR (read)
    * Nested archive handling
    * Built in FTP client
    * Easy access to system folders, control panel, desktop and start menu
    * Copy, move, delete, rename files and folders
    * Multi rename tool
    * Wipe files
    * Create and verify MD5 checksums
    * File splitting
    * File properties and context menu
    * Calculation of folder size
    * Folder comparison / synchronization
    * Modification of file date and attributes
    * Folder / program favorites
    * File searching (inside archive too)
    * File filters for display
    * User defined columns for detailed view
    * DOS command line
    * Multiple language support 
  • Publisher:
  • System Requirements: 2000/XP/Vista/7 
  • License: Free
  • FreeCommander Portable version 2009.02 here
  • Latest FreeCommander Portable version here

ClamWin 0.95.2 Portable: antivirus to go


ClamWin is a Free Antivirus program for Microsoft Windows 7 / Vista / XP / Me / 2000 / 98 and Windows Server 2008 and 2003.
ClamWin Free Antivirus comes with an easy installer and open source code. You may download and use it absolutely free of charge.

    * High detection rates for viruses and spyware;
    * Scanning Scheduler;
    * Automatic downloads of regularly updated Virus Database.
    * Standalone virus scanner and right-click menu integration to Microsoft Windows Explorer;
    * Addin to Microsoft Outlook to remove virus-infected attachments automatically.

The latest version of Clamwin Free Antivirus is 0.95.2
Please note that ClamWin Free Antivirus does not include an on-access real-time scanner. You need to manually scan a file in order to detect a virus or spyware.


  • Publisher: and the
  • System Requirements: Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista/7
  • License: Free / Open Source 
  • ClamWin Portable version 0.95.2 here
  • Latest ClamWin Portable version here

AssaultCube 1.0.4 Portable:a small, fast, opensource, multiplayer Shooter

. Saturday, October 24, 2009

AssaultCube is a free first-person-shooter based on the game Cube. Set in a realistic looking environment, as far as that´s possible with this engine, while gameplay stays fast and arcade. This game is all about team oriented multiplayer fun. You can place it on your USB flash drive, iPod, portable hard drive and use it on any computer.

ScreenshotAssaultCube is a free and open source first-person shooter fith the following features:

    * AssaultCube is fast and runs on old hardware, with the correct settings you can run it on a P3 800Mhz gf2
    * Thanks to the efficient networking code, AssaultCube requires very little bandwith, you can play it with a 56k modem internet connection.
    * Create new maps (virtual worlds) together with other people online. The cooperative editmode makes it possible...
  •     Publisher: and
  •     System Requirements: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
  •     License: Free / Open Source

  • AssaultCube Portable version 1.0.4 here
  • Latest AssaultCube Portable version here

GIMP 2.6.7 Portable: image editing on the go


GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It 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.
GIMP is expandable and extensible. It is designed to be augmented with plug-ins and extensions to do just about anything. The advanced scripting interface allows everything from the simplest task to the most complex image manipulation procedures to be easily scripted.
GIMP is written and developed under X11 on UNIX platforms. But basically the same code also runs on MS Windows and Mac OS X.

    * Painting
          - Full suite of painting tools including Brush, Pencil, Airbrush, Clone, etc.
          - Sub-pixel sampling for all paint tools for high quality anti-aliasing
          - Extremely powerful gradient editor and blend tool
          - Supports custom brushes and patterns
    * System
          - Tile based memory management so image size is limited only by available disk space
          - Virtually unlimited number of images open at one time
    * Advanced Manipulation
          - Full alpha channel support
          - Layers and channels
          - Multiple Undo/Redo (limited only by diskspace)
          - Editable text layers
          - Transformation tools including rotate, scale, shear and flip
          - Selection tools including rectangle, rounded rectangle, ellipse, free, fuzzy
          - Foreground extraction tool
          - Advanced path tool doing bezier and polygonal selections.
          - Transformable paths, transformable selections.
          - Quickmask to paint a selection.
    * Extensible
          - A Procedural Database for calling internal GIMP functions from external programs as in Script-fu
          - Advanced scripting capabilities (Scheme, Python, Perl)
          - Plug-ins which allow for the easy addition of new file formats and new effect filters
          - Over 100 plug-ins already available
    * Animation
          - Load and save animations in a convenient frame-as-layer format
          - MNG support
          - Frame Navigator (in GAP, the GIMP Animation Package)
          - Onion Skin (in GAP, the GIMP Animation Package)
          - Bluebox (in GAP, the GIMP Animation Package)
    * File Handling
          - File formats supported include bmp, gif, jpeg, mng, pcx, pdf, png, ps, psd, svg, tiff, tga, xpm, and many others
          - Load, display, convert, save to many file formats
          - SVG path import/export
    * Much, much more!
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Operating system: Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows XP
  • GIMP Portable version 2.6.7 here
  • Latset GIMP Portable version here 3.1 portable: the complete office suite that's completely portable

0 comments 3   is the leading open-source office software suite  for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages  and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.
Great software 3 is the result of over twenty years' software engineering. Designed from the start as a single piece of software, it has a consistency other products cannot match. A completely open development process means that anyone can report bugs, request new features, or enhance the software. The result: 3 does everything you want your office software to do, the way you want it to.
Easy to use 3 is easy to learn, and if you're already using another office software package, you'll take to 3 straight away. Our world-wide native-language community means that 3 is probably available and supported in your own language. And if you already have files from another office package - 3 will probably read them with no difficulty.
and it's free
Best of all, 3 can be downloaded and used entirely free of any licence fees. 3 is released under the LGPL licence. This means you may use it for any purpose - domestic, commercial, educational, public administration. You may install it on as many computers as you like. You may make copies and give them away to family, friends, students, employees - anyone you like.
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Operating system: Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000

  • 3.1 portable here
  • Latest  portable here

Pidgin 2.6.3 Portable: instant messaging made portable and secure


Pidgin is a chat program which lets you log in to accounts on multiple chat networks simultaneously. This means that you can be chatting with friends on MSN, talking to a friend on Google Talk, and sitting in a Yahoo chat room all at the same time.
Pidgin runs on Windows, Linux, and other UNIX operating systems. Looking for Pidgin for OS X? Try Adium!
Pidgin is compatible with the following chat networks out of the box: AIM, ICQ, Google Talk, Jabber/XMPP, MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, QQ, Lotus Sametime, SILC, SIMPLE, MySpaceIM, and Zephyr. It can support many more with plugins.
Pidgin supports many features of these chat networks, such as file transfers, away messages, buddy icons, custom smilies, and typing notifications. Numerous plugins also extend Pidgin's functionality above and beyond the standard features.
Pidgin integrates with the system tray on Windows, GNOME2, and KDE 3.1.
Pidgin is under constant development. Releases are usually frequent and driven by user contributions, such as bug reports and patches.
Pidgin is free and contains no ads. All our code is open source and licensed under the GNU General Public License. This means you can get Pidgin's underlying code and modify it to suit your needs, as long as you publish the changes you make for everyone to benefit from as well.
OS requirements: Win2000/NT/XP/Vista/7

  • Pidgin Portable version 2.6.3 here
  • Latest Pidgin Portable version here

Mozilla Firefox 3.5.3 Portable: your browser, your way... in your pocket™


Firefox 3.5 hardly includes any outstanding features, at least regarding the browser's external appearance. Web developers though will be glad to know that the new Firefox supports CSS 2.1 and CSS 3 properties, has improved Web standards in the Gecko layout engine and now features a much more efficient Tracemonkey JavaScript engine, which means that websites will now load significantly faster.
But what about the average Firefox user who spend a few hours every day browsing the web? Well, there are certainly a few new features that make the new Firefox even easier and more comfortable to use. One of them is the Awesome bar, which has been improved and now accepts special characters with which you can filter and narrow your searches. Browsing history has also been enhanced, with new tools to clear browsing traces from just the past two or four hours, or from a specific website only thanks to the "Forget about this site" option.
Other interesting features included in Firefox 3.5 are the Private Browsing mode (which lets you browse the web without leaving any traces behind) and support for Open Video, which enables you to right-click on certain videos and access extended options to control,
Video integration has also been improved in this version of Firefox. When you open certain videos, you’ll able to right-click to display options that allow you to control, save or send the video, among others. Flash videos don't seem to be supported though.
The new Firefox 3.5 includes many new exciting features that will make your web browsing even more enjoyable.
OS requirements: Win2000/NT/XP/Vista/7 .
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  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5.3 Portable here
  • Latest Mozilla Firefox 3.5.3 Portable here

µTorrent 1.8.4 Portable: Compact BitTorrent client with expansive capabilities


uTorrent has quickly become a favorite among torrent users worldwide thanks to an innovative interface, minute CPU usage and extensive download details.

The program is undoubtedly one of the most reliable torrent clients on the market, thanks to an ultra quick installation process and a minimal use of PC resources. You can have a good number of torrents downloading and still be able to use your PC without suffering any lags.

The interface is simple to use and is divided into the list of torrents and extensive details like peer data, download and upload speeds, file pieces and blocks, or a graph of your current speeds. In an attempt to help you structure all your torrents, the application allows you to set labels to your individual downloads. You can also view the torrents according to whether they are downloading, completed, active or inactive. If you download a good deal of torrents at a time this is a good way of keeping track of the progress of them all. Furthermore, you can easily set up the web interface for uTorrent, which allows you to check your torrents from any PC connected to the internet. All you need is to have one PC taking care of the downloads and set up access to the interface of your uTorrent session.

uTorrent makes it easy for you to look for new downloads without opening up your browser. You can search the main torrent sites by typing the name of the file you are looking for in the box on the top right corner of the interface. uTorrent also includes an RSS downloader to receive feeds of your favourite torrent sites. This little feature is great to check out all new torrents in one click.

The first time you launch uTorrent it lets you check your connection settings online and verify whether your ports are functioning properly. The preferences menu is also replete with tweaking possibilities. You can customize queuing, scheduling and downloading. Setting the location of downloaded files is the only bit that could confuse users as uTorrent makes a difference between new downloads and completed downloads.

You might have guessed it, here at Softonic we have a soft spot for uTorrent. Not only does the mini torrent client use up very little memory, it also comes with loads of information and customization features to make your downloading experience as simple and automated as possible. If you’re tired of the bandwidth hogging Azureus or bored of the basic Bittorrent client, check out uTorrent.
English, Spanish, German, French, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese Simp, Chinese Trad, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Euskera, Finnish, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese BR, Russian, Swedish, Turkish

OS requirements for uTorrent: Win98/98SE/Me/2000/NT/XP/2003/Vista/7
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  • µTorrent 1.8.4 Portable here 
  • Latest µTorrent Portable here

HJSplit 2.4: Easily split and join large files

. Saturday, October 17, 2009

HJSplit - An application that can split/join files, calculate their checksum and compare them

HJSplit is developed to help you split files of any type and size. It can split and join files larger than 10 Gb. It can also be used to compare files and as a checksum calculator.

HJSplit can also assist you in creating backups of very large (multi-gigabyte) files. Just split a 10 Gb file into smaller 640 Mb parts, and burn them to CD's using standard CD-writing software. Restoring these files can be done using HJSplit as well, using the 'join' function.

  •  HJSplit version 2.4: here 
  • Latest HJSplit version: here

Personal Video Database Portable Catalogue your personal video collection


Personal Video Database is a free video catalog software application with user friendly interface and many useful functions. This program helps users create their Movie collection easy and fast.

· Easy to use User Interface
· Many different information fields (not needed fields can be hidden)
· Many configuration options to make the Program in the way you like
· Powerful filtering and grouping
· A possibility to save Posters, Screenshots and Covers for each Movie
· Different Import / Export Plugins (for example: import movie information from the web)
· TV Series support
· Statistics
· Unicode support
· Password protection


Toucan 2.1.2: sync, backup and secure, all in one place


Toucan is a custom built portable app for advanced users to synchronise, backup and encrypt their data, wherever they are.
Toucan is a small utility allowing you to synchronise, backup and secure your data with more options than the built in suite utilities. It is split up into 7 tabs, allowing you to easily find the function that you want. This version features:
    * Four synchronisation modes, copy, update, mirror and equalise.
    * Backup and restore in industry standard zip and 7-zip files, with support for complete backups, updating existing backups and differential backups, as well as restoring files from an archive.
    * AES-256 encryption using ccrypt
    * Command line support, allows you to create a batch file for repeated jobs
    * Variables, point to places on you USB drive no matter what its drive letter is

    * Publisher: (Steve Lamerton)
    * Date updated: 2009-07-29
     * System Requirements: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7, Wine

 Download Toucan 2.12 here

Cornice Portable view your images anywhere


Cornice is a cross-platform image viewer written in Python + wxPython + PIL. It doesn't pretend to be complete, fast, or even useful, but I like it and it is the viewer I use on both Linux and Windows. It has been inspired by the famous Windows-only ACDSee.

Why did I write it? Well, because I like ACDSee, but it's not free and it doesn't run on Linux, which is my main platform. There already exists an ACDsee-like viewer, GTKSee, but it is unmaintained and it lacks some features I wanted (bookmarks, a good keyboard navigation and zooming). First I tried to add such features to it, but then I decided to rewrite it from scratch, so that I could use it also on windows (and also because I had some troubles, especially when trying to port GTKSee to the gdk_pixbuf lib, and also because Python is more fun than C, and... ;-)

NEWS: Development of Cornice has stopped. See the Development section below for more details.
Here is a list of the main features of Cornice:

    * Fully cross-platform: it should run wherever wxPython does;
    * Detail and thumbnail view for images;
    * Image preview;
    * Automatic recognition of images, with a variety of formats supported;
    * Bookmarks;
    * Full-screen view;
    * Zooming and rotation;
    * Slideshow;
    * Good keyboard navigation (still not perfect, but this is true for all the features ;-);
    * Image loading from zip archives;
    * i18n support (with Italian and French translations available);
    * EXIF data support;
    * Some more...

Download Cornice Portable version here

Dowload latest Cornice Portable version: here

VLC Media Player Portable 1.02


VLC Media Player Portable is the popular VLC media player packaged as a portable app, so you can take your audio and video files along with everything you need to play them 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.
VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player supporting most audio and video formats (H.264, Ogg, DivX, MKV, TS, MPEG-2, mp3, MPEG-4, aac, ...) from files, physical media (DVDs, VCD, Audio-CD), TV capture cards and many network streaming protocols.

It can also convert media files, transcode and act as a streaming server over unicast or multicast and IPv4 or IPv6. It doesn't need any external codec, program or codec pack to work. Learn more Features >>

Download VLC Media Player Portable version 1.02: here

Download latest VLC Media Player Portable version: here

Notepad++ Portable 5.5.1


Notepad++ is a free (as in "free speech" and also as in "free beer") source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.
Based on a powerful editing component Scintilla, Notepad++ is written in C++ and uses pure Win32 API and STL which ensures a higher execution speed and smaller program size. By optimizing as many routines as possible without losing user friendliness, Notepad++ is trying to reduce the world carbon dioxide emissions. When using less CPU power, the PC can throttle down and reduce power consumption, resulting in a greener environment.
This project is mature. However, there may be still some bugs and missing features that are being worked on. If you have any questions or suggestions about this project, please post them in the forums. Also, if you wish to make a feature request, you can post it there as well. But there's no guarantee that I'll implement your request.
You're encouraged to translate Notepad++ into your native tongue if there's not already a translation present in the Download Section. And if you want, help translating Notepad++ official site into your native tongue would be greatly appreciated.
I hope you enjoy Notepad++ as much as I enjoy coding it.

Download Notepad++ Portable 5.5.1: here

Dowload latest Notepad++ Portable version: here