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A new breed of applications are slowly emerging. Portable applications are programs that can be used anywhere without the need to install them. They are excellent for using in conjunction with a 'thumb drive/memory stick' so that you can carry around and use all your favourite, familiar programs when you are away from your computer.



Portable Applications Suite



Suite Suite™ is a complete collection of portable apps including a web browser, email client, office suite, calendar/scheduler, instant messaging client, antivirus, audio player, sudoku game, password manager, PDF reader, minesweeper clone, backup utility and integrated menu, all preconfigured to work portably. Just drop it on your portable device and you're ready to go.

Requires up to 355MB of free space on target device to install.


Media Player Classic



Media Player Classic

   Media Player Classic is a compact media player. The application has the same look and feel as the old light-weight Windows Media Player 6.4. Underneath, however, it is a completely different application which has all the options and features one might expect from a modern media player.

This player is capable of VCD, SVCD and DVD playback, without the need to install any additional software or codecs. Media Player Classic has built-in codecs for MPEG-2 video with support for subtitles and codecs for LPCM, MP2, AC3 and DTS audio. It also contains an improved MPEG splitter that supports subtitles on SVCDs and supports direct playback of VCDs and SVCDs using its VCD/SVCD/XCD Reader. *.mp4 and MPEG-4 Timed Text support. An AAC decoding filter has been present in MPC for a while, which makes MPC suitable for AAC playback in mp4, and an alternative to Winamp and iTunes.








   XnView is standalone software to view and convert graphic files, it is very easy to use and has the following features:

Import about 400 graphic file formats, Export about 50 graphic file formats, Multipage TIFF, Animated GIF, Animated ICO support, Image IPTC, EXIF metadata support, EXIF auto rotation support, IPTC editing, Resize, rotate, crop support, Lossless rotate & crop (jpeg) support, Adjust brightness, contrast, etc, Auto levels, contrast, Modify number of colors, Apply filters (blur, average, emboss, ...), Apply effects (lens, wave, ...), Fullscreen mode, Slide show with effects, Batch convert, batch rename, Create WEB page easily, Screen capture, Create contact Sheet, Create or edit Multi-page file (TIFF, DCX, LDF), TWAIN & WIA support, Print support, Drag & Drop support, Compare image side by side, Filmstrip layout, and much more!







   XMPlay is an audio player, supporting the OGG / MP3 / MP2 / MP1 / WMA / WAV / CDA / MO3 / IT / XM / S3M / MTM / MOD / UMX audio formats, and PLS / M3U / ASX / WAX playlists. A load more formats are also supported via plugins. When XMPlay was first released in 1998, only the XM format was supported, hence the name "XMPlay".

It has automatic gain control, 5 band equalizer, reverb, plugin supportdisplays, it supports file/format information, messages/tags, and instrument/sample texts, you can open files/folders from Windows Explorer, drag'n'drop files/folders/URLs, monitor the clipboard for playable URLs, drag'n'drop tracks from XMPlay into other programs and much, much more..



Freebyte Zip




Freebyte Zip

   Freebyte Zip is a reliable, powerful and freeware zip/unzip program with full Windows user-interface. You can zip and unzip files, create zip archives, password protect files, view sort and encrypt zip file contents, and also make self-extracting archives. This program is the direct successor to the reliable HJ-Zip program.

Freebyte ZIP is suitable for Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, NT and XP. The program does not require any installation.

Licence: freeware for commercial and non-commercial use.


Essential PIM





Essential PIM

   Essential PIM - the powerfully simple Personal Information Manager.

Every feature you need to organize your life: scheduling, contact info, To Do lists and versatile notes. All your data in one place, interconnected so you don't have to mess around, and just the data you need without a lot of clutter. Essential PIM is powerfully simple. Get information whenever you need it. Print whatever you want and only what you want! Save your data to HTML, RTF, CSV or TXT. Real information management that doesn't slow you down!


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