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RIOT – Free Portable Image Optimizer Tool

Radical Image Optimization Tool is a free image optimizer that will let you to visually adjust compression parameters while keeping minimum filesize.

It uses with a side by side (dual view) or single view interface to compare the original with the optimized image in real time.

It has a simple and easy to use interface where you will be able to control compression, number of colors, metadata settings and much more, and select image format (JPG, GIF or PNG) for your output file.
Main features:

* open many image types including rare/scientific types
(up to 128 bpp, integer and floating point).
* save and optimize JPEG, GIF and PNG with a simple, clean user interface
* works in dual view: (original – optimized image) or single view (optimized image).
Automatic preview of resulting image
* in-place compare function (alternativelly display the original image over the optimized image to notice small pixel changes)
* compress files to desired filesize threshold
* fast processing (all is done in memory);
see instant results including resulting filesize
* batch support (process multiple files at once)
* transparency handling options
* decide if you want to keep metadata (comments, IPTC, Adobe XMP, EXIF profiles, ICC profiles).
Unsupported metadata is removed
* transfer metadata between image formats (destination format must support them)
* common tools: pan and zoom, rotate, flip
* basic image adjustments: brightness, contrast, gamma, invert
* visually reduce number of unique colors for PNG and GIF images in order to reduce filesize
(two quantization methods are available: Xiaolin Wu and NeuQuant neural net)
* resize image by using well known resample filters (ex: Lanczos3, Catmull Rom, Bicubic, and others)
* out-of-the-box support for external PNG optimizers (optipng, pngout, etc)
* the compression and the results are comparable to those of commercial products, even higher.
* Adaptive logarithmic tone mapping algorithm (Drago) used for HDR images

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eToolz – Free Portable Network Tools

eToolz includes some of the most important network tools like NS-Lookup, Ping, TraceRoute and Whois.

It can check e-mail addresses, the Google PageRank and shows domain information.

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OS: Windows

Installation Required: No

Website: http://www.gaijin.at/en/dlet.php

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Free Everest Portable PC Diagnostics Tool

EVEREST Home Edition is a freeware system information, system diagnostics and benchmarking solution for home PC users, based on the award-winning EVEREST Technology. It offers the world’s most accurate system information and diagnostics capabilities, including online features, memory benchmarks, hardware monitoring, and low-level hardware information.

Features:

# Advanced hardware monitor with OSD panel and cooling fans monitoring
# Real-time alerting for hot-plug devices
# Portable Computer page to display mobile PC related information
# Bluetooth PAN support
# File Scanner filtering
# User benchmark results manager
# Sharpness test (Monitor Diagnostics)



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OS: Windows
Installation Required: No
Website: http://www.lavalys.com/

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Trout – Free Portable MP3 Audio Player

Trout is a free, simple and small audio player for Windows that is portable so you can carry it with you on your usb stick.  Trout will play mp3s as well as most all popular audio format types.

Features:

* Supported audio formats (standard): AIFF, AIF, AIFC, MP1, MP2, MP3, OGA, OGG, WAV, MO3, XM, MOD, S3M, IT, MTM.
* Supported audio formats (w/ plugins): FLAC, WMA, WMP, WMV, ASF, MID, MIDI, RMI, KAR, WV, WVC, AAC, MP4, M4A, M4B, M4P, APE, AC3, SPX, TTA, OFR, MPC, ALAC.
* Basic freeDB support for audio CD track titles.
* Support for internet radio streams.
* Supported tag formats: ID3v1, ID3v2.2/3/4, OGG/FLAC Vorbis comments, WMA, APEv2, MP4/ALAC/AAC (not available under 9x/ME)
* WinampAPI support for external control and display.
* Commandline parameters for external control (/play, /stop, /prev, /next, & /mute).
* Extremely customizable hotkey system.
* Track announcements (ideal for audiobooks)
* Basic album art support (folder.jpg)
* Horizontal/vertical “minibar” controls.
* Toaster style popup.
* Play modes (Play file, play list, repeat file, repeat list, random, shuffle).
* Simple tag editing (not available under 9x/ME).
* Last.fm and Libre.fm scrobbling support.
* Lyrics window (Lyrics from LyricWiki.org)

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OS: Windows
Installation Required: No
Website: http://skwire.dcmembers.com/wb/pages/software/trout.php

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USBDeview – Free Portable USB Device Utility


USBDeview is a small utility that lists all USB devices that currently connected to your computer, as well as all USB devices that you previously used.
* For each USB device, exteneded information is displayed: Device name/description, device type, serial number (for mass storage devices), the date/time that device was added, VendorID, ProductID, and more…
* USBDeview also allows you to uninstall USB devices that you previously used, disconnect USB devices that are currently connected to your computer, as well as to disable and enable USB devices.
* You can also use USBDeview on a remote computer, as long as you login to that computer with admin user.

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OS: Windows

Installation Required: No

Website: http://www.nirsoft.net

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Volumouse – Portable Mouse Wheel Volume Changer

Volumouse Mouse Wheel Volume ChangerVolumouse is a great piece of software I use everyday.  Volumouse is a free portable utility that controls the volume of your computer by clicking and holding a mouse button while scrolling up or down on the mouse wheel to change the volume.  Of course these settings can be changed but this is how I have it set up.

Why would you need Volumouse you might ask?  Continue reading

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70 Free Portable Software Applications

Are you tired of reinstalling software everytime you reformat your computer?  Portable software is software that you can carry on any usb thumb drive and run it directly on that drive to any computer without installation.

I’ve been using portable software for years because it makes moving things and backups much easier, all you do is drag and drop.

Nowadays most of my software is portable including Firefox Portable.

Below you will find some of the best free portable applications courtesy of PortableApps.com

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Accessibility

Development

Education

Games

Graphics & Pictures

Internet

Music & Video

Office

Operating Systems

Utilities

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Core Temp – Free Portable CPU Temperature Monitoring Software

Core TempCore Temp is a compact, no fuss, small footprint program to monitor CPU temperature.
Now Windows Vista and Windows 7 ready! (x86 and x64)

The uniqueness of it is that it shows the temperature of each individual core in each processor in your system! You can see in real time how the CPU temperature varies when you load your CPU. It’s also completely motherboard independent. Continue reading

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CopyTrans Free Portable iPod iPhone Manager

CopyTrans Free Portable iPod iPhone ManagerSick of iTunes? Is it too complex and slow for your needs? Looking for a faster, lighter and free alternative iPod manager? CopyTrans Manager is an iTunes replacement for your iPhone or iPod. Add music & videos to iPod, edit song tags and artworks, create and organize iPhone playlists, preview tracks with the integrated music player.  It’s also portable and needs no installation. Continue reading

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Free Portable Shoutcast Playlist Downloader

Free Portable Shoutcast Playlist Downloader

Free Portable Shoutcast Playlist Downloader

Download playlist files direct to your hard drive

Shoutcast Playlist Downloader reads up to date information from the Shoutcast website and allows you to select from a list of all available genres. Download thousands of files in just a few minutes which are then neatly arranged into folders, sorted by genre, on to your hard drive. Continue reading

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