Best of Windows Apps


  • Gravit Designer

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Chrome OS Website

    A cross-platform vector graphics tool, runs as desktop application and in-browser too.

     

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  • Pencil Project

    Free Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com Electron / Atom Shell ... Firefox Website

    Pencil is a standalone app or Firefox extension that lets you create diagrams or UI mockups. It doesn't have collaboration/multi-user features.

    The Pencil Projects unique mission is to build a free and opensource tool for making diagrams and GUI prototyping that everyone can use.

    Top features:
    Built-in stencils for diagraming and prototyping
    Multi-page document with background page
    Inter-page linkings!
    On-screen text editing with rich-text supports
    Exporting to HTML, PNG, Openoffice.org document, Word document and PDF.
    Undo/redo supports
    Installing user-defined stencils and templates
    Standard drawing operations: aligning, z-ordering, scaling, rotating...
    Cross-platforms
    Adding external objects
    Personal Collection
    Clipart Browser
    And much more...

    Pencil can be installed as Firefox extension or as a standalone application for Windows, GNU/Linux and MacOS X

     

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  • qBittorrent

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com ... Haiku Website

    The qBittorrent project aims to provide a Free Software alternative to Small µTorrent iconµTorrent . Additionally, qBittorrent runs and provides the same features on all major platforms (Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, OS/2, FreeBSD).

    qBittorrent is based on the Qt toolkit and libtorrent-rasterbar library.

    Features

    Polished µTorrent-like User Interface

    Well-integrated and extensible Search Engine
    Simultaneous search in most famous BitTorrent search sites
    Per-category-specific search requests (e.g. Books, Music, Movies)

    All Bittorrent extensions
    DHT, Peer Exchange, Full encryption, Magnet/BitComet URIs, ...

    Remote control through a Web user interface
    Nearly identical to the regular UI, all in Ajax

    Advanced control over trackers, peers and torrents
    Torrents queueing and prioritizing
    Torrent content selection and prioritizing

    Natively integrated: When Downloads Completes Options (no need for additional script or plug-in)
    Exit, Suspend, Hibernate, Shutdown

    UPnP / NAT-PMP port forwarding support

    Available in ~41 languages (Unicode support)

    Torrent creation tool

    Advanced RSS support with download filters (inc. regex)

    Bandwidth scheduler

    IP Filtering (eMule and PeerGuardian compatible)

    IPv6 compliant

    Sequential downloading (aka "Download in order")

    Available on most platforms: Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, OS/2, FreeBSD

     

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  • NetBalancer

    Commercial Windows Website

    NetBalancer is a Windows application for local network traffic control and monitoring.

     

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  • Multiplicity

    Commercial Windows Website

    Multiplicity enables a user to control multiple computers with one keyboard and mouse. Multiplicity is installed on networked PCs to create a virtual KVM switch with two modes of operation. In Seamless keyboard and mouse mode the mouse cursor can be freely moved across multiple PCs each with their own monitors. In Remote keyboard, video, mouse mode many PCs can be controlled from a single PC while sharing a monitor; the controlled PCs are not required to have an attached monitor, keyboard or mouse. Any combination of Seamless and Remote modes can be simultaneously active across multiple PCs.

    Primary Features:
    •Control multiple PCs with one keyboard and mouse
    •Use one monitor (KVM) or connect monitors to each PC (KM)
    •Drag and drop files and folders of any size between PCs
    •Copy and paste text and images between PCs
    •Lock / unlock all PCs at once from one keyboard
    •Listen to audio from multiple PCs through one PC

    Unique Capabilities:

    • Virtual KVM Switch that does not require any switch boxes or cables
    • Seamless capabilities enabling smooth control transition between connected computers
    • Uses network to extend KVM capabilities to computers anywhere on the network
    • No external cloud service required to connect and control remote PCs
    • No monthly or annual use fees

    Common Applications:

    • Emergency Command and Control Rooms to improve speed and efficiency of communications to first responders

    • Trading desks to improve the speed and accuracy of trades being performed by Traders all around the world

    • Dynamometer testing cells, to eliminate the need for multiple keyboards and mice in a multi-PC workstation

    • IT Support desks to provide remote desktop support (frequently displaces VNC due to Multiplicity's better performance and lower cost)

    • Home users who want to share one keyboard and mouse with multiple PCs (i.e. work laptop and home PC) and control remote PCs in other rooms from one PC

     

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  • Bit Che

    Freemium Windows Website

    Bit Che makes searching for torrents simple. It quickly searches lots of torrent websites for files and easily organizes the results. Bit Che allows you to instantly preview the torrent details by reading the torrent file directly. Easily view the page where the torrent was found or click to open the torrent in your favorite downloader. Bit Che also features built-in filtering to remove duplicate torrents found across the different sites that it searches. Bit Che is the fastest and most efficient torrent search tool available.

    Bit Che is pronouced many different ways, usually bit chay. It is named after the Argentinean word Che which roughly translates to Friend. Bit Che is your Bit Torrent friend :)

    Over 60 sites are supported by Bit Che.

     

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  • NaturalReader

    Freemium Mac Windows Web Website

    Main Feature:
    Full Common Functions:
    Read Text Files
    o Text files
    o MS Word files
    o MS Internet Explorer webpages
    o Adobe PDF files
    o Emails
    Read settings/adjustments
    o Speed
    o Voice (male/female)
    o Quality
    o Volume

    Easy to use (One-Click technology)

    No hassle of copying and pasting text like other text-to-speech software, all you have to do is select any text and press one hot key.

    MiniBoard available while you prefer the main window invisible

    FloatingBar

    Our floating MiniBoard offers another option for you to listen to text without disturbing your reading on the screen. As well, you can easily switch between the floating MiniBoard and the main window.

    User friendly interface

    NaturalReader is designed to have friendly, intuitive and expressive interface so users without much computer knowledge can easily use it.

    Multiple ways to adjust voices and reading speed

    Youll notice that on the left side of the main window of our screen reader there is a speaker menu and a speed control slider visible. This allows you to make adjustments to the currently selected voice and speed. These adjustments are also available on the settings or simply with hot keys.

    Magnifying text available by zooming

    This function is specifically designed for senior citizens and those people with a visual impairment. Simply scroll to the View menu and select Zoom In. This will magnify the text.

    Text font can be changed

    Font settings allow you to change the text font, font style and font size at will.

     

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  • M8! - Mind Map

    Free Windows Windows RT Website

    Beautiful and Simple - Not complex - don't have to learn a new set of control or search around for tool bars on the top. It is incredibly simple and easy to use - just click a tab and a new box opens up. I tried tons of mind mapping tools, all of them are ultra complex, i.e. not rocket science but they require considerable investment to understand the interface, and significant effort each time you have to create a new mindmap - The objective of mind map is to save time and to let you record your thoughts with easy. There are many mobile apps that are easy to use but I found this and Blumind Software - extremely lean!

     

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  • AMPPS

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    AMPPS is an easy to install software stack of Apache, Mysql, PHP, Perl, Python and Softaculous auto-installer that can be used on Desktops and office servers.

     

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  • Andromouse

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android Website

    AndroMouse 3.0 lets you to convert your Android phone into wireless mouse, keyboard, media remote, file browser and much more. Communication with your computer is made either using your wireless network or using Bluetooth. AndroMouse features most mouse functionalities including click, doubleclick, drag, scroll and rightclick. You can use your standard Android touch keypad as a wireless keyboard. In addition, AndroMouse also provides extra features.

    Another most popular feature is ‘speak-to-type’. Relax in your couch and search Google or Youtube with your voice. Compose an email with your voice instead of using your keyboard!!

     

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  • AdwCleaner

    Free Windows Website

    AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for :

    Adware (ads softwares)
    PUP/LPI (Potentially Undesirable Program)
    Toolbars
    Hijacker (Hijack of the browser's homepage)
    It works with a Search and Delete mode. It can be easily uninstalled using the mode "Uninstall".

     

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  • Edraw Max

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Website

    Most Comprehensive diagramming tool to ever exist, though can't beat Visio but comes extremely close and even crosses it some aspects - like mind mapping. But love that he provides you with incredible amount of choices, i.e. templates and differentiates between each of the choices.

     

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  • Rufus

    Free Windows PortableApps.com Website

    Rufus is a small utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc.

     

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  • Screencast Capture Lite

    Free Windows Accord.NET Framework Website

    Screencast Capture Lite is a tool to continuously capture the desktop screen, storing this information in video files. The application supports recording from the primary screen, from a chosen window or from a fixed region. It encodes videos using H624 in an almost lossless setting, achieving the right balance between quality and final video size.

     

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  • Torch Browser

    Free Mac Windows Website

    Torch Browser is based on the Small Chromium iconChromium technology platform, giving it fast browsing capabilities. With Torch, you can share sites you like, download torrents, accelerate downloads and grab videos - all directly from the browser. Everything you need is a just click away with Torch, so you don't have to use or download additional programs and tools.

     

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  • Vector Magic

    Commercial Mac Windows Web Website

    Vector Magic automatically converts bitmap images like JPEGs, GIFs and PNGs to the crisp, clean, scalable vector art of EPS, SVG, and PDF.

     

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  • Foxit PhantomPDF

    Commercial Windows Website

    Full-featured solution to view, create, edit, comment, collaborate online, secure, organize, export, OCR, and sign PDF documents and forms. Now available with ConnectedPDF technology.

     

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  • Epic Browser

    Free Mac Windows Website

    Epic is a more secure and private chromium-based web browser from India.

    Built-in Antivirus Scanner: Scan downloads automatically. Scan your system manually. Free.

    Malicious Website Warnings: We'll warn you if you're about to visit a website known to host viruses or malware.

    Anti-Phishing Protection: A big, bolded domain so you know if you're at citibank.com or citiphishingsite.com.

    Privacy

    One-Click Private Data Deletion.

    One-Click Private Browsing.

    Flash Cookie Deletion built-in. The first browser ever to kill them.

    No Browsing Reports. We don't store your browsing or search data. Ever.

    11 potential privacy leaks that Epic blocks

    Address bar and URL tracking removed

    1. No address bar suggest.
    2. No url check.
    3. Auto-translate removed.
    4. No url tracker.

    Installation tracking removed
    5. Installation-id removed.
    6. RLZ-tracking number removed.
    7. Default updater removed.
    8. Installation time stamp removed.

    Error tracking removed
    10. No alternate error pages.
    11. No navigation error suggestions.
    12. No error reporting.

    Comprehensive, default private browsing mode
    • No history.
    • No third party cookies.
    • No auto-suggest.
    • No DNS cache.
    • No web cache.
    • No sync.
    • No autofill.
    • No alternate error pages.
    • No DNS pre-fetching.
    • No spell-check.
    • No automated “Most Visited Websites”.
    • Extensions blocked except for Epic Webstore

    On close, epic clears all your browsing data
    • Databases
    • Extension states
    • History
    • Local storage
    • Current session
    • Favicons
    • Application cache
    • Shortcuts
    • Topsites
    • Visited links
    • Preferences
    • Media cache
    • Indexed DB
    • Jumplist icons data
    • Data related to current tabs
    • Web, Flash & Silverlight cookies
    • Pepper data
    • Origin bound certificates
    • History provider cache
    • Login data

     

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  • Fences

    Commercial Windows Website

    Fences is a one-of-a-kind program, allowing you to draw labeled shaded areas on your desktop, which become movable and resizable containers for your desktop icons. These groups can help bring organization and consistency to your computers desktop, solving the "constant mess" problem that has plagued the desktop since its inception.
    Impulse must be installed in order to download and update Fences.
    No multilanguage support.
    Fences also helps you finally appreciate the wallpaper you have hiding behind all that clutter.
    In addition to its organizing features, Fences offers a novel quick-hide feature (in-patenting-process). Double click your desktop, and all your icons will fade out.

     

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  • Inkscape

    Free Mac Windows Linux Windows S BSD ... PortableApps.com X11 MacPorts XQuartz Website

    An Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.

    Inkscape supports many advanced SVG features (markers, clones, alpha blending, etc.) and great care is taken in designing a streamlined interface. It is very easy to edit nodes, perform complex path operations, trace bitmaps and much more. We also aim to maintain a thriving user and developer community by using open, community-oriented development.

     

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  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Chrome OS ... Windows Phone iPad Blackberry 10 Website

    Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is a powerful software for viewing, printing, and annotating PDFs.

    It’s connected to Adobe Document Cloud — so it’s easier than ever to work with PDFs on computers and mobile devices.

    The commercial proprietary Acrobat, available for Microsoft Windows and OS X only, can also create, edit, convert, digitally sign, encrypt, export and publish PDF files.

    Acrobat.com complements the family with a variety of enterprise content management and file hosting services.

     

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  • SpaceSniffer

    Free Windows Website

    SpaceSniffer is a tool application that gives you an idea of how folders and files are structured on your disks. By using a Treemap visualization layout, you have immediate perception of where big folders and files are situated on your devices. If you need to understand why no more free space is left on media, keep following bigger elements. Maybe you want to focus only on particular file types... ok. Just type the file type on the filter field (example: .jpg) and press enter. The view will react and show you only JPEG files.
    Want to exclude files? Then type a starting pipe before the filter (example: |
    .jpg) and press enter. The view will show everything but JPEG files.

    If you want to keep track of examined files you can tag them. Four colors are available. You can also filter on tags (example: :red will show only red tagges files, :all will show all tagged files and so on). You can also exclude tagged files (example: |:red will exclude all red tagged files)

    Want to know if you have old files? Type the condition in the filter field (example: >2years) and the view will react accordingly.

    You can also filter on file size, file date and combine all filters
    (example: *.jpg;>1mb;<3months;|:yellow)

     

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  • Balsamiq Mockups

    Commercial Mac Windows Web Website

    Using Balsamiq Mockups feels like you are drawing, but its digital, so you can tweak and rearrange controls easily, and the end result is much cleaner. Teams can come up with a design and iterate over it in real-time in the course of a meeting.

    Designed for Collaboration

    Mockups is designed to help you and your team or clients iterate on wireframes as early in the process as possible, when its cheapest to do so. Here are some of the features that support this goal:

    * extreme speed: you can create and tweak designs in real time during a design discussion meeting, whether youre all in the same room or sharing your screen in an online meeting.
    * a look no-one is afraid to criticize: wireframes created with Mockups are intentionally rough and low-fidelity. The idea is to encourage as much feedback as possible...no-one will think youll be offended by their input, theyll know immediately that you just threw it together quickly.
    * multiple ways to share and get feedback on your designs:
    - Mockups exports to common PNG images which can be emailed as attachments, easily embedded in a website or saved in a shared folder.
    - Mockups also exports to the clipboard, so that you can simply paste the snapshots to your Word or Powerpoint requirement documents and feature specifications.
    - If you are using a plugin version of Mockups, you will be able to embed your Mockups in your wiki pages or bug reports, with access control, versioning and all the great Web Office features youve come to love.
    - You can achieve near-real-time collaboration by coupling Mockups for Desktop with a "file sharing in the cloud" service like DropBox (learn more).
    - If your colleagues havent bought Mockups, theyll still be able to import your XML code in the free online demo version, tweak it, export it back and email it to you.

     

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  • Open Live Writer

    Free Windows Website

    Open Live Writer is an open source application enabling users to author, edit, and publish blog posts. It is based on a fork of the well-loved but not actively developed Small Windows Live Writer iconWindows Live Writer code. Open Live Writer is provided under a MIT license.

     

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  • VMware Workstation Player

    Free Personal Windows Linux Website

    VMware Workstation Player builds on the industry leading foundation of Workstation Pro, and delivers a streamlined user interface for creating and running operating systems and applications in a virtual machine.

     

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  • Ditto

    Free Windows PortableApps.com Windows Store Website

    Ditto is an extension to the standard windows clipboard. It saves each item placed on the clipboard allowing you access to any of those items at a later time.

     

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  • VMware Workstation Pro

    Commercial Windows Linux Website

    VMware Workstation Pro is a commercial hypervisor that allows users to create and run virtual machines on one computer.

     

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  • Krita

    Free Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com Website

    Krita is a complete creative sketching and painting application with advanced, commercial quality features. It's free, open-source and available across all major desktop platforms.

    User Interface - An intuitive user interface that stays out of your way. The dockers and panels can be moved and customized for your specific workflow. Once you have your setup, you can save it as your own workspace. You can also create your own shortcuts for commonly used tools.

    Pop-up Palette - Quickly pick your color and brush by right-clicking on the canvas.

    Brush Stabilizers - Have a shaky hand? Add a stabilizer to your brush to smoothen it out.

    Brush Engines - Customize your brushes with 9 unique brush engines.

    Wrap-around mode - It is easy to create seamless textures and patterns now. Press the ‘W’ key while painting to toggle wrap-around mode.

    Resource Manager - Import brush and texture packs from other artists to expand your tool set.

    Layer Management - Krita comes with vector, filter, group, and file layers. Combine, order, and flatten layers to keep organized. Add drop shadows and other simple effects using visual styles.

    Full Color Management - Krita supports full color management through LCMS for ICC and OpenColor IO for EXR, allowing you to incorporate Krita into your existing color management pipeline.

     

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  • Sandboxie

    Freemium Windows Website

    Sandboxie creates a sandbox-like isolated operating environment in which applications can be run or installed without permanently modifying the local or mapped drive.

     

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  • Axure RP

    Commercial Mac Windows Website

    Axure RP is the leading tool for rapidly creating wireframes, prototypes and specifications for applications and web sites.

     

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  • CPU-Z

    Free Windows Android PortableApps.com Website

    CPU-Z is a freeware system profiler (system monitor) application for Microsoft Windows (for all versions from 95 on) that detects the central processing unit, RAM, motherboard chipset, and other hardware features of a modern personal computer, and presents the information in one window. CPU-Z is more in-depth in some areas than the features that Windows XP provides to identify various hardware components, and is thus needed to identify certain components without opening the case, especially the core revision and RAM clock rate.

     

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  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

    Freemium Mac Windows Android Kindle Fire Website

    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is considered to be the next step in the detection and removal of malware. In our product we have compiled a number of new technologies that are designed to quickly detect, destroy, and prevent malware. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware can detect and remove malware that even the most well known anti-virus and anti-malware applications fail to detect. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware monitors every process and stops malicious processes before they even start.

    Activating the full version unlocks realtime protection, scheduled scanning, and scheduled updating.

    Languages Available: English, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Latvian, Macedonian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish.

     

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  • Foxit Reader

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Windows S Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad ReactOS Website

    Foxit Reader is a free and light-weight multi-platform PDF document viewer. Its core function is compatible with PDF Standard 1.7.

    Whether you're a consumer, business, government agency, or educational organization, you need to read, create, sign, and annotate (comment on) PDF documents and fill out PDF forms. Foxit Reader is a small, lightning fast, and feature rich PDF viewer which allows you to open, view, sign, and print any PDF file. Foxit Reader is the only high volume PDF reader providing a complete PDF creation solution, providing the power of PDF creation to every desktop. Foxit Reader comes equipped with comprehensive protection against security vulnerabilities, keeping your system and company safe.

     

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  • Pidgin

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com ... Xfce Website

    Pidgin is an easy to use, multi-protocol chat client client used by millions. Connect to AIM, MSN, Yahoo, XMPP, and more chat networks all at once. It has built-in support for NSS, offering client-to-server message encryption for protocols that support it. The program is extendable through plugins, including "Off-the-Record Messaging" and Pidgin encryption, providing end-to-end message encryption.

     

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  • PenguinProxy

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    PenguinProxy is a secure, peer-to-peer VPN.

    How VPNs work:
    When you mail a letter, you write down the delivery address, as well as your address, and pass it off to the post office to deliver. They will pass your letter on to the post office next door, and so forth, until it arrives to your recipient. In the same way, when you request a page on the internet, you give the IP address of the webpage, your own IP address, and the contents of your request to your Internet Service Provider (ISP), who passes it along until it reaches its destination. In our mailing analogy, a VPN is analogous to a PO box. Instead of sending your letter directly, you wrap it in another letter which you send to your VPN. When the VPN receives the letter, they sends it onwards, listing themselves as the return address. When the response arrives, they forward it back to you. Therefore, your ISP does not know who is receiving your messages, and the person receiving your message does not know who sent them. Three common reasons to use VPNs are to evade internet censorship, avoid invasive ad tracking, and accessing region blocked content.

    Advantages of P2P and Penguin Proxy:
    Unfortunately, if someone looks carefully, it is easy to tell if you are using a VPN, and both your ISP and the site you want to connect to could refuse to serve you. Penguin Proxy solves this with a peer-to-peer approach. Instead of requesting pages ourselves, and revealing that you are using a VPN, we have our users deliver requests for each other. Other P2P VPNs with this approach have security issues (http://adios-hola.org/advisory.txt ), because they expose your computer files to the internet, the equivalent of letting strangers into your house. Instead, we hold requests on our own servers for the Penguin Proxy client to request, keeping the benefits of P2P while limiting the ability for other users to affect your computer.

     

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  • Sumatra PDF

    Free Windows PortableApps.com Website

    Sumatra PDF is a slim, free, open-source PDF/DjVu/EPUB/XPS/CHM/CBR/CBZ/MOBI viewer for Windows.
    Why another PDF reader?

    Sumatra has a minimalistic design. Simplicity has a higher priority than a lot of features.

    Its small and starts up very fast.

    Its designed for portable use: its just one file with no external dependencies so you can easily run it from external USB drive.

     

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  • ClickCharts

    Free Personal Mac Windows Android Kindle Fire Website

    Easy and quick to use and extremely specific, Easiest tool to create a flow chart I ever used. Though there are far more superior options like Edraw Max or Visio, this is Balsamiq of Flow charts.

     

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  • Spybot - Search & Destroy

    Free Personal Windows Windows Mobile S60 PortableApps.com Website

    Spybot - Search & Destroy detects and removes spyware, a relatively new kind of threat not yet covered by common anti-virus applications.

    Free for private use. Companies and institutions need to buy licenses for the commercial versions of our software. There are two editions of Spybot S&D for non-private use: Spybot S&D Small Business Edition and Spybot S&D Corporate Edition.

    Spyware silently tracks your surfing behaviour to create a marketing profile for you that is transmitted without your knowledge to the compilers and sold to advertising companies. If you see new toolbars in your Internet Explorer that you havent intentionally installed, if your browser crashes inexplicably, or if your home page has been "hijacked" (or changed without your knowledge), your computer is most probably infected with spyware.

     

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