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Useful Tools


Backup Tools

Tools which can assist you in making Backups in an easy and convenient way!


SyncBackFree

SyncBackFree allows you to start multiple profiles at the same time. Chose between Backup and Synchronize when you setup a new profile, select the desired source and destination and define advanced options, if needed. It's very handy if you have modern computers with a fast CPU and heaps of RAM. Simply mark the desired profiles and click on Run. If you've an old machine, it's better to run only one profile at the same time.

View some Screenshots to get an impression.

SyncBackFree is compatible with Windows XP - 10 (32/64-bit).

Downloads: Setup   Portable


Appropriate program for Windows XP - 10 (32/64-bit): PureSync


Free backup solutions for more platforms:

Zback - for Windows (portable) and Linux (Wine).

Grsync - for Linux, Mac, Windows and Solaris.

Synkron - for Windows (portable), Linux and Mac.


Backup your Firefox add-ons, search plug-ins and more with FEBE and OPIE.


DriveImage XML - Backup & Restore Partitions (advanced users only)!


File Managment

File managment under Windows can be a little circuitous if you have opened a couple of folders and if you have more than one hard drive and partition respectively. I reviewed some free file managers which have some nice features like two instead of only one pane (Twin Pane) and Tabs.


Q-Dir

Q-Dir is a File Manager wich supports only one pane but also two, three, four panes (horizontal and vertical), Tabs and some more nice features.

For Windows 98 - 10 (32/64-bit).

Get an impression: Screenshot

Download Setup, Portable or Unicode version.


Appropriate File Manager for Linux: SpaceFM (Gtk+2/3.


FreeCommander

FreeCommander is a Twin Pane File Manager for Windows XP - 10. You can open multiple tabs on both panes and get previews of text and pdf files as well as images.

Available files: Setup, Archive and a Portable edition (.paf.exe) but you can extract the normal Zip Archive to your USB devices and naturally you can use the extracted program on your internal drives. If you can download software which is completely (not only the installer) available within an archive (e.g. zip, rar or 7z) it is already portable!

The FreeCommander Homepage with Support Forum.


Twin pane file managers for Linux:

GNOME Commander for GNOME.

Krusader for KDE, you can also use tabs in both panes.

File managers with tabbed interface for Windows:

Explorer++ for Windows XP - 10 (PortableApps version).

Xenon File Manager Portable for Windows XP - 10.

File managers with tabbed interface for Linux:

PCManFM - For systems with Gtk+ 2.18 and up.


Portable Software

Many programs on my pages are portable or available as a portable app. If you find one which is not, get Universal Extractor and make it portable. You can make a portable version out of (nearly) every program! Often you can also unpack the program file with an Archiver like PeaZip and 7-Zip which are available as portable apps, too. Visit my zip, rar and 7z related page to read more about Universal Extractor, PeaZip and 7-Zip.


PStart

Try PStart! It's really a good little program which is designed to run every portable program and also your documents from pen drives but you can also run it from your hard drive. Chose between local installation or installation to a removable device such as an USB flash disk. Languages: English and German.

For Windows 9x - 10, view some Screenshots.


Portable Start Menu is similar to PStart, operates on Windows 2000 - 10 and can close your running portable progs automatically when you close the Portable Start Menu application.

The PortableApps Suite (Windows 2000 - 10) contains Firefox, Thunderbird, ClamWin, Sumatra PDF Viewer, some progs more and you can easily integrate further.

More portable apps for Windows: PendriveApps and PortableFreeware.

Portable apps (AppImages) for Linux: Linux-Appimages.org and Github.

Portable apps for Mac OS X: FreeSMUG


Some tips in the middle:

If you're searching for a REAL Startmenu for Windows 8 or want a good alternative for the Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 Startmenu, you should test Classic Shell!

Skype Alternatives: Viber, Pidgin, ooVoo and Tango.


CD and DVD Cover printing

DVD Slim Free - Print covers for CD/DVD and Xbox, Wii, Playstation and more formats. Many languages are integrated (my German language file since version 2.7.0.10) and the program runs under Windows XP - 10 (also portable).

Here are two Windows 10 Screenshots.

DVD Slim Free - Portable oder Setup runterladen.

If German special characters are displayed badly, yet (Sorry, my mistake, contacted Marcello already), you can download a fixed file here.


UnderCoverXP: An easy to use piece of software for printing CD audio and DVD covers and labels. Supported image formats: JPEG, PNG, GIF and BMP. It can scale (automatically) and print CD (front, back, inside, inlay), DVD boxes, digital pictures, labels for CD and DVD and the multi-language interface supports more than 20 languages.

UnderCoverXP - Setup and Portable for Windows 2000 - 10.

Here are two Screenshots to get a picture.

UnderCover10 - Metro like App, also portable for Windows XP - 10.

Get my up-to-date German language file here!

Here are two UnderCover10 Screenshots.


CdCoverCreator - Create own Covers under Windows 2000 - 7.


Clone File Remover

These programs will find all the duplicates on your drives.

SearchMyFiles for Windows 2000 - 10.

Get SearchMyFiles zip archive (portable, 32/64-bit).

CloneSpy runs on Windows 2000 - 10.

Grab CloneSpy, setup includes option to unpack for portable use!


Splitter

GSplit for Windows 95 - 10 let you split and join files easily and fast. Advanced users and experts can decide e.g. how big each piece should be, how many splits should be created, how much space should be left on Floppies and you can create self-extracting executables.

First, have a look at some Screenshots.

You can download GSplit as Setup or Portable.


HJSplit is an easy to use tool for splitting large files to floppies or send them via email in an very easy and conveniant way. Naturally you can join splited files. It works with all known and maybe unknown file formats.

View Screenshots to get a picture.

HJSplit is available for Linux (32/64-bit, portable), DOS, Windows 3.x and 9x - 10 (32/64-bit), OS2, Amiga and as Java and PHP tool.

lxSplit (Command Line) for UNIX/Linux is often installable thru the package managers.

There are some more tools created by Freebyte!


Renamers

Do you want to rename a lot of files in an easy and convenient way and easier as wiz Windows Explorer? Chose one of the following applications! You can rename files in numerical, alphanumerical and alphabetical order. Date, Time and attributes can be changed.

Rename Master works on Windows XP - 10.

Advanced Renamer is compatible with Windows XP - 10.


Memory Defrag

Old computer with low memory?

Defrag and optimize it's RAM manually or automatically!

CleanMem for Windows 2000 - 10, grab archive or setup.

Wise Memory Optimizer for Windows XP - 10, download archive or setup.


IP Info

If you want to know your LAN (Local area network) and WAN (Wide area network) IP addresses, you can get them really easy. Without a router: Right click on the icon on the Windows taskbar which appears when you're online, click on Status, switch to Details. You will see your client (LAN) IP addresses and the server (WAN) IP addresses of your Internet Service Providers. With a router: Type the IP address of your router (mostly 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1) into the address bar of your browser, hit return, search for the tab or menu link Status and you'll see your IP addresses. You can also get your WAN IP address thru getip.com where you can also check (Whois tool) who is the owner of a specific website.







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