7-Zip Y Archival File archiver to create 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR and extract RAR, CAB, ISO, ARJ, LZH, CHM, Z, CPIO, RPM, DEB & NSIS
Rufus Y Disk Tools Create a bootable, installable Windows USB key/thumb drive out of an .ISO
Toolwiz Time Freeze Disk Tools Reboot Restore functionality with the ability to password protect the user interface
Fiddler Web Development Web Debugging Proxy which logs all HTTP(S) traffic between your computer and the Internet. It is often used to assist with API development debugging.
Command Prompt Here Y Disk Tools Add 'Command Prompt Here' to the Windows Explorer right click context menu
MyFiles Cataloger Disk Tools Catalog files on CD/DVD/etc.
KeepAliveHD Disk Tools Periodically write a small file to your hard drive to keep it from going into standby mode/spinning down.
AM-Deadlink Internet Detects dead hyperlinks and duplicates in browser bookmarks and text files
QuickPar Disk Tools Create Parity files for protection against corruption
Moo0 File Monitor Y Disk Tools Moo0 File Monitor lets you easily monitor the file access activities on your system
Anti-Twin Duplicates Locate and remove duplicate files, including finding the same photos based on similarity
DuplicateCleaner Duplicates Locate and remove duplicate files or replace them with hardlinks, including finding the same photos or music/songs based on similarity, tags, etc. using wildcards, regular expressions - very powerful
Fat32 Format Y Disk Tools Format Fat32 partitions larger than 32GB (useful for large SD cards, etc.)
ImgSearch Duplicates Locate and remove duplicate files, including finding the same photos based on similarity
Handbrake Batch Encoder Video Encoding Batch encode folders/directories full of videos much more easily than with Handbrake alone
Movie Thumbnailer Y Graphics Command line utility to create thumbnail sheets for movies
VisiPics Duplicates Locate and remove duplicate photos based on similarity
3DMark 2001 SE 3.3.0 Benchmark Video Card Benchmarking
Prime95 Benchmark, Stress Testing CPU benchmarking and stress testing
WindowTabs Y Desktop Enhancement Add tabs to almost any application (Windows Explorer, etc.) Free version supports up to 3 tabs per application.
Futuremark 3DMark Benchmarks Benchmark Video Card Benchmarking
Ad Aware Adware/Spyware Adware detection and removal tool
CopyTrans Manager Y iPhone, iPod, iPad Copy music, videos, etc. to and from your iDevice easily via drag-n-drop, without having to use iTunes
Angry IP Scanner Network Network IP scanner
Look at LAN Network Network Monitor
WinMTR Y Network Tracert and ping utility
Fping Y Network Command line ping utility able to log date and time (to a file) associated with each ping.
NetLimiter Monitor Network Monitor internet and network traffic by application, complete with yearly/monthly/daily/hourly stats
NetStumbler Network Test wireless signal strength
CurrPorts Network Network monitoring software that displays the list of all currently opened TCP/IP and UDP ports on your local computer
TCPEye Network Network monitoring software that displays the list of all currently opened TCP/IP and UDP ports on your local computer
Wireshark Network Network protocol analyzer for capturing and interactively browsing the traffic running on a computer network
Colasoft Capsa FREE Packet Analyzer Network Network packet analyzer for monitoring and analyzing network activity
iPerf Y Network Measure network speed between two machines - actual network speed, without copying files
OutPosted Monitoring Monitor webpages and receive emails when they change
Audacity Y Audio Audio ripper and editor, create MP3s from CDs, extract clips from MP3s, etc.
MediaMonkey Y Audio Music and movie manager, similiar to iTunes, portable mode available during "install"
Avast Antivirus Antivirus Free Antivirus
K9 Web Protection Parental Control Internet filter and parental control software
Norton Safety Minder Parental Control Monitor and selectively approve the online activities of your children
Blumind Y Flowcharting Lightweight and powerful mind mapping tool
AOL Parental Controls Parental Control Internet filter and parental control software
HTTP File Server Y Disk Tools Access directories full of files via a web browser
ICE Mirror Y Disk Tools Simple folder mirroring, command line exe
i.Disk Disk Tools Find out what is taking up disk space
TreeSize Free Y Disk Tools Find out what is taking up disk space
Keyfficiency Y Productivity Text/code snippet repository, plain text paste, basic macro recording/playback, hotkeys to move windows to screen corners/edges
WinDirStat Y Disk Tools Find out what is taking up disk space
AVG Antivirus Antivirus Free Antivirus
Avira Antivirus Antivirus Free Antivirus Platform Y Application Launcher Platform/Launcher for portable applications, great for managing your portable apps running on USB sticks or Dropbox style solutions
Axcrypt Y Encryption AES-128 File Encryption & Compression, create self extracting .exe's
BitDefender Antivirus On demand virus scanner - nothing constantly runs in the background, only runs when you run it
Bullzip PDF Printer Printing Works like a printer but outputs PDF files of whatever you print
CD Burner XP Pro Disk Burning CD/DVD (and Double Layer) burning, tons of features
Eraser Y Disk Tools Securely erase data from drives
CDEX Y CD Ripping Rip CD's
Celestia Educational True 3D space simulator, see the sun, earth, moon, etc. all in 3D! - standalone exe, no install necessary
Copy Path Utility Adds Windows Explorer context menu items to copy the path of files/folders to the clipboard
Process Explorer Utility Similar to Windows Task Manager, but more powerful
Patcher Utility Create patches to update (or convert) one file into another - standalone exe
Disable Right Mouse Button Utility Disable right mouse button - places tiny square in top left corner, click on it and hit Alt-F4 for right mouse button to work again
3D Dissolve Utility Mathematical screen saver
Bliss WinXP Screensaver Utility WinXP default screen as a screen saver
Coreftp Mini FTP Server FTP Standalone exe FTP Server from the makers of CoreFTP
CPU-Z Hardware Identify your CPU, CPU Cache, bus speed, etc.
GPU-Z Hardware Identify your GPU, GPU Cache, clock speed, temperature, etc.
Crap Cleaner Y Utility Clean up registry, browser history, add/remove programs list, etc.
CSV File Editor CSV Editor Comma Separated Values File Editor, tons of manipulation options
Disktective Disk Information Shows disk space by directory using a pie chart
Double Driver Drivers Identify, backup, and restore any/all installed drivers
DriveImage XML Disk Imaging Drive imaging utility like Ghost/DriveImage/Acronis True Image, free for personal use
Dup Finder Duplicates Locate and remove duplicate files
DVD Fab HD Decrypter DVD Ripping Same as DVD Fab Decrypter, but with full HD-DVD and Blu-Ray support - takes the place of DVD Fab Decrypter
DVD Shrink DVD Ripping Backup DVD discs
MakeMKV DVD Ripping Backup DVD/Blu-ray discs and ISOs to MKV files without transcoding or encoding them, retaining full quality and running quickly
DVDFlick DVD Building Easily convert nearly any movie type (divx/xvid avi, etc.) to DVD ISO & burn - free and open source
EncodeHD Video Encoding Encodes videos with presets for many media players & portable devices (iPhone, iPod, etc.) - standalone exe, no install
MediaInfo Audio and Video Information Open Source application to display relevant technical (bitrate, framerate, etc.) and tag data for video and audio files
EncryptOnClick Encryption Encrypt files or folders. Run as portable w/only .exe, .mainfest, and .dll in a folder
Everything (File Search) Y File Search Locate files and folders by name instantly
Agent Ransack File Search Locate files and folders by name or content instantly. Searches within PDF/Txt/etc. files. Search through Microsoft Office documents with Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Packs
V-Grep Y File Search Search for text within files, supports regular expressions
FairUse Wizard Video Encoding Easily create movies that will play on your standalone player with the DivX and XviD codecs
Faststone Image Viewer Y Graphics Fast, stable, user-friendly image browser, converter and editor
DigiPicCopier Graphics Copy pictures to YYYY_MM_DD directories based on EXIF data
Screencast Jing by TechSmith Graphics Screen and video capture utility with automatic upload to or local file save and the ability to annotate and draw on the capture. Very user friendly.
FastStone Image Capture 5.3 Y Graphics Screen capture utility, no install, captures freehand shapes, scrolling windows (browser), etc.
FastStone Photo Resizer Y Graphics Convert, rename, resize, crop, rotate, change color depth, add text and watermark images (with batch mode)
JPEG Autorotate Graphics Right click a folder and automatically rotate all pictures underneath it (with subdirectories if necessary) to their correct orientation.
The Rasterbator Y Graphics Convert standard photos to multi-sheet prints then tape them together for a wall size poster
Dorgem Y Graphics Webcam recorder with motion detection, upload to FTP support, open source, standalone exe
RepTile Graphics Repeat Tiler - Create tiled backgrounds
Sqirlz Morph Graphics Morph two photos or sections of photos, exporting to Flash (swf), MPG, AVI, etc. - easy to use
Win Morph Graphics Morph two photos or sections of photos, exporting to Flash (swf), MPG, AVI, etc.
Foto-Mosaik-Edda Y Graphics Recreate an image with thousands of smaller images (postcardware)
ExifTool Y Graphics Extremely powerful command line tool for reading/writing EXIF information info, standalone exe, no install necessary
FileZilla Y FTP FTP Client
Firefox Y Browser Web Browser
Google Chrome Y Browser Web Browser
Maxthon Y Browser Web Browser
Thunderbird Y Email Email client
MailStore Home Y Email Archiving Email archiver with to import mail servers (IMAP, POP) or clients (Outlook, Thunderbird) and provide a searchable emails and attachments with the ability to restore emails back to the client or server. Portable version available during "install". Hint: Automate archiving with AutoHotKey and this script
Folder Guide Utility Provides fast access to your frequently used and favorite folders
Freemake Audio Converter Audio Encoding Extremely simple and powerful audio converter
Freemake Video Converter Video Encoding Extremely simple and powerful video converter
Freemake Video Downloader Downloading Extremely simple and powerful video downloader - download from YouTube, etc.
HandBrake Video Encoding Simple and powerful video converter
fsekrit Encryption Small application for keeping securely encrypted notes
Gimp Y Graphics Open Source photo editor, as close as you'll get to a free version of Photoshop
Gladinet Disk Tools Access cloud storage like a local drive
Cloudberry S3 Explorer Disk Tools Access cloud storage like a local drive
Gnumeric Portable Office Tools Full-featured spreadsheet program that is compatible with a wide array of formats
Spread32 Office Tools Full-featured spreadsheet program that is compatible with a wide array of formats
GParted Disk Tools GParted is a free partition editor for graphically managing your disk partitions
Easeus Partition Master Home Edition Disk Tools Partition editor for graphically managing your disk partitions and MBR/GUID partition tables
Hardlink Shell Extension Disk Tools Create hardlinks, which provide the ability to keep a single copy of a file yet have it appear in multiple folders
Hash Y File Tools Perform MD5, SHA1and CRC32 hashing functions on a number of files
HJSplit Y File Tools File splitter
HTTrack Y Downloading Download a website to a local directory
ImgBurn Disk Burning Burn CD/DVD/HD DVD/Blu-ray disks, create image file from disk, burn image files
Irfanview Y Graphics Lightweight photo viewer
Junction Link Magic Disk Tools List, create, modify, or remove junction points. Can be used to relocate a folder from one location to another
LockNote Y Encryption Password protected version of Notepad - standalone .exe
KeePass Password Safe Y Password Password safe
LookDisk Y File Search/Duplicates Search for duplicate files by name or content, search within files, display disk overview, including size and free space
Duplicate and Same Files Searcher Y File Search/Duplicates Search for duplicate files, replace them with hardlinks
Macrium Reflect Disk Imaging Drive imaging utility like Ghost/DriveImage/Acronis True Image
Magic Jelly Bean Utility Product Key Finder that will locate Windows, Office, and other product keys after the software is already installed
MagicDisc Disk Tools Mount ISO files as drive letters
Maxthon Browser Multi-tabbed browser based on IE
MD5 Summer File Tools Create MD5 sums/hashes for files/directories
Media Monkey Audio Similar to iTunes, used catalog, listen to, and maintain your music library
Mp3tag Audio Tag MP3 files, embed or extract album art, rename files to match tags or vice versa
Open Office Office Tools Office productivity suite similar to and mostly compatible with Microsoft Office
Open Workbench Office Tools Open Source application compatible with Microsoft Project
Opera USB Y Browser Web Browser
Paint Dot Net Graphics Image and photo editing software
Password Revealer Utility Utility to display passwords masked by asterisks
Path Copy Disk Tools Adds Windows Explorer context menu items to copy the path of files/folders to the clipboard
PC Inspector File Recovery Disk Recovery Data recovery program that supports the FAT 12/16/32 and NTFS file systems
PC Wizard Y Benchmark Utility designed to analyze and benchmark your computer system
PDF-XChange Y Office Tools PDF Viewer
PDF Image Extraction Wizard Office Tools Extract images from PDF files
PhotoResizer Y Graphics Tool for batch resizing of JPG pictures and photos
Picasa Graphics Photo manager and editor from Google
Brosix Y Instant Messaging Secure, encrypted cross platform IM (Instant Messaging) program with Android, iOS, and web versions
Pidgin Y Instant Messaging IM (Instant Messaging) program supporting Yahoo, MSN, ICQ, Google Talk, etc.
SimpLite for MSN Messenger Instant Messaging, Encryption Adds encryption to IM clients for Microsoft's MSN Messenger service
SimpLite for Yahoo! Messenger Instant Messaging, Encryption Adds encryption to IM clients for Yahoo's Messenger service
SimpLite for Jabber Instant Messaging, Encryption Adds encryption to IM clients for the Jabber Messenger service
SimpLite for ICQ/AIM Messenger Instant Messaging, Encryption Adds encryption to IM clients for ICQ and AIM's Messenger service
Pismo File Mount Disk Tools Mount ZIP, ISO, CISO, CFS, ISZ, DAA, and PFO files as virtual folders
Pixie Y Graphics Webmaster/designer tool for determining the color of a pixel under the mouse pointer
Poster Forge Graphics Quick and easy design and printing of attractive custom posters, banners and signs
Power Defragmenter Y Disk Tools Portable defragmenter based on Microsoft's Sysinternals Contig application
Smart Defrag Disk Tools Automatic, on-demand, and boot time defragmenter with the ability to reorder files based on use frequency
Defraggler Y Disk Tools Defrag entire drives or individual files
disParity Y Disk Tools Build a parity snapshot for easy rebuilding of a single failed hard drive. For example, Protect multiple 1TB drives with a single 1TB drive. Command line utility
PSPad Text Editor Powerful text/programmers editor with FTP support built in
Notepad++ Y Text Editor Powerful text/programmers editor with FTP support built in
SQLiteSpy Y SQLite Editor Fast and compact GUI database manager for SQLite
PureText Utility Utility that sits in the systray and removes all formatting from text on the clipboard with a simple click of the systray icon
Tray It Utility Minimize any application to the system tray, automatically, based on partial application name matching, etc.
Quick n Easy FTP Server FTP Simple FTP server
Regex File Search Y File Search Locate files based on name or contents using regular expressions
SED (Stream Editor) Y File Search/Replace Stream Editor used to search and replace text in files using regex (Regular Expressions) standalone exe, no install required
ReNamer Y File Tools Probably the single best mass renaming application around. Supports prefixes, suffixes, replacements, case changes, regexes, changing file extensions, etc.
Resource Hacker Y Utility Utility to view, modify, rename, add, delete and extract resources in 32bit Windows executables and resource files
RocketDock Desktop Enhancement RocketDock is a smoothly animated, alpha blended application launcher similar to the doc on a Mac computer
Scrambled-Egg Y Encryption Encrypt and decrypt text using a variety of compression and encryption algorithms
Shape Collage Graphics Make picture collages in less than a minute with just a few mouse clicks
sWeather Y Weather Tray-based weather app featuring multiple location support. Tray icons for conditions and temperature.
Sherlock Y Utility Determine the codec required to play a particular audio or video file
SHN Shortener Audio Convert FLAC files to MP3 or OGG
Sisoft Sandra Benchmark SiSoftware Sandra is a diagnostic and benchmarking client-server application for multiple platforms
Sizer Desktop Enhancement Utility that allows you to resize any window to an exact, predefined size (800x600, 1024x768, etc.)
Smart Recovery File Recovery Data recovery for flash media such as compact flash cards, sd cards, sony memory sticks, etc.
Spybot Search and Destroy Adware/Spyware Tool to locate and remove spyware
SyncBack Syncing File syncing utility supporting FTP transfers with the ability to email failures
syncDriver Syncing Skydrive/OneDrive 3rd party utility that works on Windows 8 without having to login in using a Microsoft account
Synergy Desktop Enhancement Share your mouse and keyboard between multiple computers, where each computer has its own display
Taskbar Shuffle Desktop Enhancement Utility that lets you drag and drop your Windows taskbar buttons to rearrange them
Tera Copy File Tools Windows file copy replacement supporting faster transfers in addition to the ability to pause/resume
DropIt Y File Tools Automate sorting/moving of files
TaggedFrog Y File Tools Tag files with keywords using drag and drop or Windows Explorer's context menu
TexRep File Search and Replace Replace text in multiple files in a single operation
TextCrawler File Search and Replace Replace text in multiple files in a single operation
Tightvnc Remote Control Utility Replacement for RDP (Remote Desktop) to take control of one computer from another
True Crypt Y Encryption Encrypt entire drives, create encrypted file containers. Run the installer and extract only for portable usage
Tuxpaint Graphics Childrens drawing program
Undelete-Plus Y File Recovery Standalone exe to undelete files
PhotoRec Y File Recovery Command Line Photo Recovery Utility, very effective at restoring pictures from SD-Cards after deletion or formatting
Universal Extractor Y Archival Extract all file types, including setup/installer files, .msi files, etc.
Universal Viewer Text File Viewer Extremely fast viewer for very large text files
Large Text File Viewer Text Editor Extremely fast viewer for text/csv files supporting loading portions of the file on-demand
uTorrent Y Downloading Tiny standalone BitTorrent client
Vibestreamer Audio MP3 streaming server that allows you to connect and stream your music using only a standard web browser
VLC Media Player Y Audio Video Player Play any audio or video file without downloading and installing additional codecs
XBMC HTPC Top of the line media player and entertainment hub
Virtual Clone Drive Disk Tools Mount ISO, BIN, and CCD files as virtual CD/DVD drives
VirtualDub Video Encoding Video capture/processing utility to convert process (rotate, etc.) videos
AMCap Video Capture video capture utility
Webshot Y Downloading Create images (png, jpg, etc.) of websites
Winamp Lite Audio Video Player Media player and music cataloger all in one
Winamp Full Audio Video Player Media player and music cataloger all in one
WinFF Y Video Encoding Simple audio and video conversion
Wink Presentation Tutorial and presentation creation software
WinMerge Text Comparison Compare two files or folders and display the differences, with the option to merge them
WinMorph Graphics Morph two photos, turning one slowly into the other
WinSCP Y FTP SFTP client
Wireless KeyView Utility Recover lost/forgotten wireless network security keys stored in your computer
SmartSniff Utility Network monitoring utility that allows you to capture TCP/IP packets that pass through your network adapter
Windows Quake Style Console/Command Window Utility Windows Quake style console that shows/hides using Win+~ keys
xPlorer2 Lite Utility Tabbed Windows Explorer replacement
Zone Alarm Firewall Firewall