Wednesday, June 28, 2017

We're close, for now...we hope ;)
We decide to stop our work on thumbapps.org...
   As you've all been reading on the side bar these past 6 months, this enterprise can't really pay for itself—let alone for us (me the poor developer and my beloved folks).
   We need time to regroup to think out ways to resume thumbapps.org or do something else that might be more profitable. (Let's hope that silly double negative in the title will do wonders and actually make this closing just another April fool :)
   Ok, now...
   We will release our last custom PortableApps.com Development Suite in the coming days or weeks to let you do your own DIY upgrade.
   We might update some of our release in the future—cause we need/use it anyway—but it won't closely follow the official software update release. (But don't hold your breath... :)
   As the Messenger [sas] said centuries ago, "If you slaughter, make it sharp and quick," and so... that's it![]

PS. I you want to comment you can do it on one of our social media...

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Google Chrome Portable, browse with speed, simplicity and style
It won't crash... It's really fast. —J. R. Raphael, PCWorld.com, Sep 2, 2008.
Chrome is not just the cure for slow browsing. It has a number of other key features to recommend it, including excellent HTML standards compliance, its own copy of Flash, its own PDF viewer, automatic updating, synchronization across computers, incognito viewing, and many extensions. —Martin Heller, InfoWorld.com, Feb 19, 2014.
Google Chrome is a fast, simple, and secure web browser, built for the modern web.

GoogleChromePortable_59.0.3071.115_32_64_bit.paf
Size: 373 MB (391,475,200 bytes) Packed Size: 107 MB (112,570,368 bytes)
MD5: 81D8D9109804C17D707BCF78D346435E


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Google Chrome for Windows XP/Vista — Legacy Release

Google Chrome Portable for Windows XP/Vista GoogleChromePortable_49.0.2623.110_XP_Vista_rev_2.paf
Size: 159 MB (167,223,296 bytes) Packed Size: 50.0 MB (52,461,568 bytes)
MD5: 5B4B88D1BD3196BE36763C3970558B61


GoogleChrome64Portable_49.0.2623.110_64_bit_XP_Vista_rev_2.paf
Size: 195 MB (204,955,648 bytes) Packed Size: 57.6 MB (60,399,616 bytes)
MD5: 16776093E51CD0F57D05E2991A19F0C0

Google Chrome NPAPI-friendly build — Legacy Release

Google Chrome build for NPAPI-plugins (Java, Silverlight, etc.) GoogleChromePortable_44.0.2403.157_NPAPI.paf
Size: 167 MB (176,009,216 bytes) Packed Size: 53.0 MB (55,668,736 bytes)
MD5: D7BAB48F80A5C25789EF133FA73C5184

Portable plugins

  • Flash Player is included.
  • You can update both current and XP/Vista builds with newer Flash player. It will automatically recognize the new version, read how in the help.htm.
  • Latest portable plugins update: Flash Player
  • More in the help.htm...

Other NPAPI-friendly browsers

Portability Notes

  • Google Chrome writes to Windows registry and data folder while running.
  • Flash player plugin writes to Windows registry while running.
  • IE Tab addon—if installed—writes to Windows registry and data folder while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Free Download Manager/FDM Portable is a powerful modern download accelerator and organizer
Free Download Manager (FDM) is a beefy open-source download manager with an impressive feature set... —Adam Pash, lifehacker.com, 9/04/08 9:00am
All in all, Free Download Manager is a keeper since it has all the features one might require from such a software. Moreover, it does not stress your CPU every time you start a new download. You easily accommodate with all features put at your disposal due to the friendly interface, proving to be a practical application overall. —Bogdan Popa, Softpedia.com, December 16th, 2014
Free Download Manager is a powerful, easy-to-use and absolutely free download accelerator and manager. Moreover, FDM is 100% safe, open-source software distributed under GPL license. Warning: beware of fake versions.

FDMPortable_5.1.29_build_6471.paf
Size: 143 MB (150,818,816 bytes) Packed Size: 43.1 MB (45,273,088 bytes)
MD5: 0B7132273EB27B4FF2E88ED897DB0A10


FDM64Portable_5.1.29_build_6471_64_bit.paf
Size: 177 MB (186,253,312 bytes) Packed Size: 50.6 MB (53,071,872 bytes)
MD5: 53EF4CED7B1571B5C97A3873071439EF


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Free Download Manager — Legacy Releases

Free Download Manager for Windows XP Windows XP and up Build
FDMPortable_3.9.7_build_1627_rev_2.paf
Size: 35.0 MB (36,757,504 bytes) Packed Size: 10.6 MB (11,190,272 bytes)
MD5: D444B7AF601AFF3A27ABE4A224A36333


Windows XP without SP3 Build
FDMPortable_3.9.4_build_1485_rev_2.paf
Size: 25.5 MB (26,783,744 bytes) Packed Size: 7.95 MB (8,343,552 bytes)
MD5: 18E36347EB9F87945A699B985E9DBEBE


Free Download Manager older version Portable Older Build
FDMPortable_3.8_build_1173_rev_2.paf
Size: 23.0 MB (24,137,728 bytes) Packed Size: 7.16 MB (7,512,064 bytes)
MD5: 0457D6D8F123BD6F725E574BCCB86292

Windows XP Service Pack

  • Note for Windows XP users: Service Pack 3 is required for latest stable version.
  • More in the help.htm...

Portability Notes

  • FDM 5
    • FDM 5 do not have portable mode. It stores settings in Windows registry and data folders while running.
    • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.
    • You can help by sending request to the official developer to add "portable mode" to their future release. Portable mode will hopefully support portable browsers too :)
  • FDM Legacy Releases
    • FDM writes to Windows registry and data folders while running.
    • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.

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Free Download Manager Features
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Bandizip Portable, All-In-One Free Zip Archiver!
"Bandizip is probably the best free file archiver right now" —Martin Brinkmann, ghacks.net (June 27, 2014)
"Bandizip is famous for its ultra-fast archiving" —AnkitGupta, TheWindowsClub.com (March 19, 2014)
"While we did encounter a few minor issues during testing, the program performed well overall, and it offers a nice set of options for customizing your user experience." —download.CNET.com staff (December 15, 2014)
Bandizip is a lightweight, fast and free All-In-One Zip Archiver.
   Bandizip has a very fast Zip algorithm for compression & extraction with Fast Drag and Drop, High Speed Archiving, and Multi-core compression. It handles the most popular compression formats, including Zip, 7z, Rar, and so on.

BandizipPortable_6.08_Build_24058_32_64_bit.paf
Size: 19.2 MB (20,189,184 bytes) Packed Size: 4.63 MB (4,857,856 bytes)
MD5: E428FBCB32298444BD04ED62BC5E0EF3


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Bandizip for Windows XP — Legacy Release

Bandizip for Windows XP — Legacy Release BandizipPortable_5.17_Build_12973_rev_1_32_64_bit.paf
Size: 19.5 MB (20,512,768 bytes) Packed Size: 5.90 MB (6,193,152 bytes)
MD5: 4C30D4DEEF0BB63B397FD0ABE89FC570

Portability Notes

  • Bandizip writes non essential data to Windows registry while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.

About the Publisher

Bandizip website
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Honeyview Portable, Ultrafast Image Viewer!
"HoneyView is a very useful tool for you if you have lots of photographs in your system. Here not only you can view the slideshow of the selected photographs, but also you can resize them according to your height and width." —Ankit Gupta, TheWindowsClub.com (April 28, 2014)
"Better than Windows 7/8 built-in imageviewer" —Cnetty182 (a user), download.cnet.com (April 18, 2013)
"...HoneyView is an efficient image viewer, which does not put a strain on your computer’s performance, as it uses minimal CPU and RAM." —Madalina Boboc, Softpedia.com (August 19th, 2015)
Honeyview is a very fast image viewer supporting various formats.
   It also supports viewing the images in compressed ZIP, RAR, or 7z files without extraction.
   If an image has GPS information, the location can be viewed on Google Maps, and users can store preferred photos.

HoneyviewPortable_5.22_Build_4931_32_64_bit.paf
Size: 35.5 MB (37,228,544 bytes) Packed Size: 7.78 MB (8,167,424 bytes)
MD5: EBD998308E607BC0918A044C2791FEC8


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Portability Notes

  • Honeyview writes non essential data to Windows registry and data folder while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.

About the Publisher

Visit Honeyview!
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µTorrent Portable, bittorrent downloads to go
"A really nice torrent client, small and light-weight, very reliable, will run for weeks without issues. Only problem is that I still see ads sometimes in my paid ad-free subscription, which the company has not responded to. That gets it 4/5 instead 5/5 stars. " —DevoreSekk (a user), download.CNET.com (March 24, 2016)
"Small, light, free." —Stuart (a user), FreewareFiles.com, 30-09-2013.
"Fast and reliable downloads are the most important aspects of torrenting, and uTorrent certainly excels at achieving these two characteristics." —Download.com staff, Yahoo! News, September 14, 2014.
µTorrent is the world's most popular BitTorrent client. Most of the features present in other BitTorrent clients are present in µTorrent, including bandwidth prioritization, scheduling, RSS auto-downloading and Mainline DHT (compatible with BitComet).

uTorrentPortable_3.5.0_build_43916.paf
Size: 4.87 MB (5,107,712 bytes) Packed Size: 4.52 MB (4,743,168 bytes)
MD5: 2F2CECD8B89C3B4E98F2B87CD28F8150


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Custom settings included

Optimized for speed (custom settings.dat, you have to change your download folder target in Settings → Directories).

Portability Notes

  • μTorrent writes non essential data to Windows registry and data folders while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.

About the Publisher

The new uTorrent Pro is faster, smarter and safer. Instantly stream torrents. No waiting.
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Sunday, June 25, 2017

OpenVPN Portable, an Open Source VPN daemon!
"[High Reliability] When OpenVPN goes down, the network is brought to a pause to allow for repair or reconfiguration, thereby ensuring that no data loss or corruption or miscommunication happens. This also acts as an additional layer of security." —vpn-services.bestreviews.net
"Pretty much every VPN company supports OpenVPN as standard, but a number of things serve to separate the best from the rest." —Pete Zaborszky, bestvpn.com (23 Apr 2013)
"OpenVPN has been integrated into SoftEther VPN, an open-source multi-protocol VPN server, to allow users connect to the VPN server from existing OpenVPN clients." —en.Wikipedia.org
OpenVPN is an open-source software application that implements virtual private network (VPN) techniques for creating secure point-to-point or site-to-site connections in routed or bridged configurations and remote access facilities. It uses a custom security protocol that utilizes SSL/TLS for key exchange. It is capable of traversing network address translators (NATs) and firewalls.

OpenVPNPortable_2.4.3.I601_32_64_bit.paf
Size: 12.4 MB (13,103,104 bytes) Packed Size: 3.35 MB (3,522,560 bytes)
MD5: 066EAA514886150F6DD6AB452AD3FEB4


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OpenVPN for Windows Vista — Stable Update

OpenVPN Portable for Windows Vista
OpenVPNPortable_2.3.17.I601_32_64_bit_for_Vista.paf
Size: 11.7 MB (12,337,152 bytes) Packed Size: 3.21 MB (3,375,104 bytes)
MD5: 205B2840AC2C0D3058DAFD33A354D347

OpenVPN for Windows XP — Stable Update

OpenVPN Portable for Windows XP
OpenVPNPortable_2.3.17.I001_32_64_bit_for_XP.paf
Size: 11.7 MB (12,328,960 bytes) Packed Size: 3.22 MB (3,383,296 bytes)
MD5: 0D8F8DFB7DFB2C22E60681DAEDF3B0E3

Requirements

  • Administrator privilege.
  • If not found, TAP Windows driver will be automatically installed on first run—and won't be uninstalled on exit.
    • We tried the "install-and-uninstall approach" for TAP Windows driver, but after several cycles of "install-and-uninstall" it just won't install anymore. That's why we choose to install it anyway ;)
    • We've tried any NSIS driver tricks. None works well. Got suggestions?

Free VPN providers

Portability Notes

  • OpenVPN do not have portable mode. It stores its settings in Windows registry and data folder while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.
  • You can help by sending request to the official developer to add "portable mode" to their future release.

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Your Privacy, Your Security, Take Control
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LINE Portable, Free Calls & Messages!
"LINE and WeChat both offer free voice and video calls, stickers and games which WhatsApp doesn’t. ... " —jeff_elephant, giffgaff.com (‎22-08-2014 09:00)
"It has rolled out features that let people use messages to send money to one another, pay for virtual goods such as games and stickers, and order food delivery and taxis." —Tom Simonite, MIT Technology Review (June 29, 2015)
"This app was born as a means of communication when a disastrous earthquake hit Japan and devastated its communication system. ... However, unlike Skype, Line doesn’t require the user to create an account and add people with Line IDs." —Naina Khedekar, Tech2.com (04 Jul 2013, 16:56:56)
LINE is a free cross-platform messaging app that is phenomenally popular in Japan, East Asia and other emerging markets.
   LINE is now available in many widely spoken languages worldwide including English, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Korean, Hindi, Indonesian, Malay, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.

LINEPortable_5.2.2.1459.paf
Size: 160 MB (168,656,896 bytes) Packed Size: 61.0 MB (63,991,808 bytes)
MD5: 385776927903BE8C6528A291DA80F4FF


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Requirements

  • Requires LINE Mobile on your smartphone.
  • Please read the help.htm...

Portability Notes

  • LINE do not have portable mode. It stores its settings in Windows registry and data folders while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.
  • You can help by sending request to the official developer to add "portable mode" to their future release.

About the Publisher

Buy any item you want for all LINE games easily on LINE STORE
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Yandex Browser Portable, secure and anonymous browser!
"Yandex is a handsome and fast browser. But it is too much like Chrome for my comfort. Moreover, it localizes most of its functionality, taking away some of its international charm. Stands to reason, when you think about it, as you end up with Yandex + Yandex versus Google + Google Chrome using pretty much the same technology, and this is what the Russian market needs. However, for anyone outside Russia, the combination of language searches, translations and suggestions might be too much." —dedoimedo.com (April 27, 2013)
"But all in all, the browser seems to be good to go as an option for daily internet activities. Its additional features include mouse gestures, notifications from Facebook and Twitter, document/e-book viewer, safe browsing, and webpage translator, which puts it on par with today’s alternatives." —Andrii Degeler theNextWeb.com (27 Nov '14, 06:55pm)
"Design wise, Yandex’s concept browser borrows heavily from Microsoft’s Windows 8 redesign, from two years ago." —Natasha Lomas (@riptari), techcrunch.com (Nov 28, 2014)
Yandex Browser, stylized as Yandex.Browser, (Russian: Яндекс.Браузер) is a freeware web browser developed by the Russian web search corporation Yandex that uses the Blink layout engine and is based on the Chromium open source project.

YandexPortable_17.6.1.749_on_Chrome_58.0.3029.749.paf
Size: 194 MB (203,694,080 bytes) Packed Size: 65.0 MB (68,198,400 bytes)
MD5: 2CEEA6B37D0594559A3AD2D618AB0D0A


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Yandex Browser NPAPI-friendly build — Legacy Release

Yandex portable browser with Flash, Silverlight, and Java enabled NPAPI-enabled build:
YandexPortable_16.6.1.30165_on_Chrome_50.0.2661.30165_rev_1.paf
Size: 178 MB (187,588,608 bytes) Packed Size: 58.9 MB (61,796,352 bytes)
MD5: A5E47C64AEACAC7E880D2DB6A6D7BAD4

Portable plugins

NPAPI-friendly browser

Browsers that still support NPAPI plugins—Java, Silverlight, etc.:

Portability Notes

  • Yandex Browser writes to Windows registry while running.
  • Flash player writes to Windows registry while running.
  • IE Tab addon—if installed—writes to Windows registry and data folders while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.

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