Monday, November 20, 2017

List of Clean, Official Portable Applications
We at ~thumbapps~ don't just make portable version of any freeware or free & open source software/FOSS. There are usually some criteria to start a portable work:
  1. It's not available at PortableApps.com/PA.c.
  2. It's available at PA.c, but not as full-standalone-offline package—but online installer which would requires Internet connection. Most people don't have that kind of easy and relatively cheap access to Internet—especially in most of developing and usually corrupt... :) countries around the world. These people—including us—prefer to download anything via resumeable and accelerated downloader like FDM/Free Download Manager or uTorrent, for example. Online installer usually just way too slow and unresumeable :(—yes, Internet connection in our countries sometimes just disconnected for no apparent reasons.
  3. It's available at PA.c, but we think we can add some value to our version, for example our Opera portable browser—stable, beta, and developer editions—can be updated to the next build from within the portable app.
  4. The publisher provides portable version, but some features missing. Like for example Bandizip portable, the official version only in 32-bit and the context menu—which is essential for most users—is disabled.
  5. The publisher provides portable version, but it's still unclean. It still writes some settings to the registry and/or Windows data folders.
But along the way, we found some official portable versions that are actually clean and we can ~just run it~ without much additional portablization. And this blog article is written for this purpose.
   As of Nov, 2017 we have listed almost 70 clean official apps and almost 300 of portable apps release, so you have almost 400 portable applications available for you just from thumbapps.org!
   Here's the list by category, we'll add more as our portablization journey continues, only if God wills!

Nov 20, 2017Added BurnCDCC, Immersive Explorer, Kaseto, QuranCode
Nov 8, 2017Added DMDE (DM Disk Editor and Data Recovery), VisualWget
Nov 4, 2017Added Privacy Eraser
Jul 19, 2017Added SQLiteSpy
Jul 15, 2017Added Ultrasurf
(+) More... (click to view)

Accessibility category icon Accessibility

NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access), a free screen reader which enables blind and vision impaired people to use computers. It is handy to use with Adobe Digital Editions portable.

Development category icon Development

Bat to Exe Converter,* converts batch-script files to executable files.
HxD, Hex and disk editor.
Notepad++, a free (as in "free speech" and also as in "free lunch") source code editor and Notepad replacement.
Regshot, a small, free and open-source registry snapshot compare utility.
ResEdit, resource editor.
Resource Hacker, view, modify, add, rename and delete resources in Win32 executables and resource.
SQLiteSpy icon SQLiteSpy, a compact GUI database manager for SQLite.

Education category icon Education

QTranslate, multiple online translator engine.
QuranCode icon QuranCode, a Qur'an numerical and similarity research tool.
Zekr, an Open Source Qur'an study project.

Games category icon Games

~not yet

Graphics and Pictures category icon Graphics and Pictures

GifCam, easy and fun animated gif making app.
Greenshot,* screenshot/screen capture.
NexusImage, image viewer.
PhotoFiltre, image editor.
XMind, mind mapping schema editor.

Internet category icon Internet

Cyberfox, 32/64-bit Firefox browser variant.
HexChat, IRC client.
Pale Moon, 32/64-bit Firefox browser variant with classic user interface.
RSS Guard, RSS/Atom newsreader.
VisualWget icon VisualWget, Wget for Windows download manager GUI.
Whatsie, WhatsApp for Desktop.

Music and Video category icon Music and Video

Kaseto icon Kaseto, bare down simple audio player (.NET 4.5).
LameXP, audio encoder front-end.
MediaInfoXP, unified display of tag data for video and audio files.
MKVcleaver,* MKV files batch extraction.
MKVToolNix, Matroska/MKV video container format utilities.
MusicBee, music collections manager.
Pazera Video Converters Suite/Free Audio Video Pack, collection of portable multimedia converters.
SubRip, DVD subtitles ripper.
SubtitleEdit, free open source subtitle editor.
TagScanner, audio file tag editor.
TAudioConverter, CD ripper, audio converter and extractor.
VideoSubFinder, hardsub/hard subtitles OCR and ripper.
Volume², advanced Windows volume control.
VSRip, VobSub subtitles ripper.
XMedia Recode, audio and video converter.

Office category icon Office

NAPS2 (Not Another PDF Scanner 2), scans documents to PDF and other file types.
PDF-XChange Viewer, PDF reader.
PDFSAM/PDF Split and Merge, basic PDF split and merge.
SoftMaker FreeOffice,* free word processor (TextMaker), spreadsheet (PlanMaker), and presentation (Presentations) suite. Don't forget to get your free serial number first.
STDU Viewer, Viewer/reader supporting TIFF/Tagged Image File, DjVu, PDF/Portable Document Format, Fiction Book, Open XML Paper Specification, Comic Book Archive file, Text, PalmDoc, MOBI/AZW documents, EPub documents formats.
SumatraPDF, reader supporting CHM, Comic Book, DjVu, EPUB, Fiction Book, Mobi, PalmDoc, PDF, XPS formats.

Security category icon Security

KeePass, a free, open source password manager.
WiFi Guard, keep your Wi-Fi network secure.
Ultrasurf icon Ultrasurf, anti-censorship, pro-privacy software.

Utilities category icon Utilities

BleachBit, frees disk space and tirelessly guards your privacy.
BurnCDCC icon BurnCDCC, CD/DVD/BD ISO burner.
CCleaner CCleaner, registry and junk files cleaner.
CloneApp, Windows app settings backup.
Cubic Explorer, multi-tab Windows file manager.
Defraggler, hard disk defragmenter.
DiskXS, virtual floppy disk.
DMDE/DM Disk Editor and Data Recovery icon DMDE/DM Disk Editor and Data Recovery,* data searching, editing, and recovery.
Everything, find files and folders instantly.
FileMenu Tools, customize Windows Explorer context menu.
FixWin, repair problems and issues with a click.
FreeFileSync, synchronize files and folders, backup software (the installer has portable installation option).
Immersive Explorer icon Immersive Explorer, Modern UI file explorer (.NET 4.5).
MultiHasher,* a freeware file hash calculator (make sure to create a file named User Preferences.json in the application main folder).
NTLite, Windows ISO slipstreamer.
Open Hardware Monitor, hardware sensors monitor.
Privacy Eraser icon Privacy Eraser, browsing history deletion, PC optimization and cleanup.
Q-Dir, a good file manager with an amazing Quadro-view technique.
Rainmeter,* desktop customization tool.
Securable, checks 64-bit readiness and security features.
TTclock, transparent digital desktop clock + alarm clock, timer, stopwatch.
UltraFileSearchLite, quickly find Files, Folders and Text on your Local, Network, DVD, CD-ROM, USB Hard or Flash Drives.
Universal USB Installer, Live Linux USB Creator.
UsbTreeView, shows the USB device tree.
Windows App Boss, Windows Store Apps/Modern Apps uninstaller.
WinSplit, multiple screen/splitter.
YUMI, multiboot USB creator.

*Creates %appdata%\Microsoft\HTML Help folder if user opens the help file, but otherwise clean.

OBS (Open Broadcaster Software Classic/Studio) Portable, free, open source software for live streaming and recording!
"Video streaming apps are often expensive, not very good, or both expensive and not very good. Enter Open Broadcaster Software, a free, open-source solution which is super lightweight, includes many of the same options as software you can buy, and so far works beautifully for streaming games on Twitch.tv." —Tyler Wilde, PCGamer.com (Dec 4, 2012)
"Overall I've been very happy with OBS. The product works just like you'd expect, has pretty decent documentation (something that you usually do NOT see with open source projects) and has allowed me to do all of the things that I couldn't do with CamStudio, while retaining almost all of things that CamStudio could do." —Logan, loganslearnings.blogspot.com (May 2013)
"It's great for recording video from games." —Andrei David, PerfectGeeks.com
Open Broadcaster Software is a free and open source software for video recording and live streaming.

OBSStudioPortable_20.1.3_Full_32_64_bit.paf
Size: 380 MB (399,413,248 bytes) Packed Size: 97.3 MB (102,084,608 bytes)
MD5: 7F4CFC2221BBE4FC72EE2D35798DF26D


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OBS Classic  OBS Classic — Legacy Release

OBSPortable_0.6.5.9_beta_rev_2_with_Browser_32_64_bit.paf
Size: 337 MB (354,136,064 bytes) Packed Size: 88.0 MB (92,327,936 bytes)
MD5: BBE88F0A8B7F4F56B0AD7C9C6E85B6F8


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Requirements

Portability Notes

  • OBS is 100% portable.

About the Publisher

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Friday, November 17, 2017

PotPlayer Portable, global multimedia player!
"If you thought you'd seen it all in free media players, have a look at impressive Daum PotPlayer." — Download.com staff, download.CNET.com (September 26, 2014)
"Lifehacker chose PotPlayer as the 'Best Video Player for Windows', saying, 'For its great performance, high number of features, and ability to play just about anything, we recommend PotPlayer for all your video playing needs.' PotPlayer was also chosen by Lifehacker readers as the third most popular Blu-ray playback suite." —Wikipedia
"...PotPlayer is worth at least a try. The interface is extremely minimalistic, letting even the most inexperienced accommodate in a jiffy. However, it's packed with rich features under the hood, coming in handy even to pro users. It might just convince you to keep it around for a long time." —Mircea Dragomir, Softpedia.com (June 24th, 2015)
Daum PotPlayer is a pretty awesome free media player for Windows. It can play nearly all media files without requiring additional codecs yet supports OpenCodecs.
   It's easy to use yet rivals complex open-source projects in features and options.

PotPlayerPortable_1.7.5545_32_64_bit.paf
Size: 217 MB (227,553,280 bytes) Packed Size: 59.4 MB (62,349,312 bytes)
MD5: DCDD2B16B8156A21113E664D637AB4C6


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About the release

  • If it can't play anything, try change the Video Renderer from the default Auto select (recommended).
  • OpenCodec package included.

Portability Notes

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

About the Publisher

Questions and answers
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Advanced SystemCare Free Portable, an award-winning system optimization tool!
"IObit Advanced SystemCare Pro does a good job of rejuvenating sluggish PCs, but it has a few issues that keep it from being our top pick for tune-up utilities." —Jeffrey L. Wilson, PCMag.com (Feb 29, 2016)
Advanced SystemCare 9 comes in three flavors: Free, Pro (reviewed here), and Ultimate.
   Free includes basic security protection, system optimization, backup and restore features, privacy protection, and a Speed Up feature that removes junk files and defragments the Windows registry.
   The Pro level adds extra features, including real-time system optimization and malware protection.
   Ultimate tosses in an array of security tools that protect against Trojans, worms, viruses, and more.
   Advanced SystemCare 9 Pro doesn't quite match Iolo System Mechanic's ability to tune up a PC, but the application is one to consider for premium performance cleanup at a decent price.

ASCProPortable_11.0.3.188.paf
Size: 137 MB (144,285,696 bytes) Packed Size: 31.7 MB (33,308,672 bytes)
MD5: F909E1CC8D87F4DF94C0858BD6A10AAA


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Requirements

Administrator privilege.

Current Giveaway Event

Advanced SystemCare 11 PRO (100% discount) - SharewareOnSale. Get your free license on the post-download page :)

Upgrade and License Key

  • You can upgrade your activated portable. app.—with BitsDuJour, GOTD, GiveawayClub or SoS license key—to this release.
  • You can also use any still valid giveaway license you had to activate this release.

Portability Notes

  • Advanced SystemCare uses Windows registry and data folders while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.

About the Publisher

Advanced SystemCare Ultimate
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Discord Portable, all-in-one voice and text chat!
"The voice quality is crisper and clearer thanks to a more modern voice engine than what’s used by the now decade-and-a-half-old choices like TeamSpeak and Ventrilo..." —Tom Marks, pcgamer.com (May 13, 2016)
"Discord positions itself as a way to replace your programs such as Skype, TeamSpeak, Mumble, Ventrillo, etc..." —Aikage, tay.kinja.com (Sep 19, 2015)
"Tl;dr Discord seems to be great (feature whise), but there are some really big issue with fundamental stuff like audio quality and latency. In the end i hope Discord will succeed because it's really above its opponent feature wise." —Mrpoussin (a user), reddit.com (Dec 26, 2015)
Discord is a modern free group voice & text chat app.

DiscordPortable_0.0.298.paf
Size: 116 MB (122,368,000 bytes) Packed Size: 38.2 MB (40,124,416 bytes)
MD5: 21618AB89A69F5E2AC2B99E73D80B00E


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PTB/Public Test Build

DiscordPortable_0.0.37_Public_Test_Build_PTB.paf
Size: 122 MB (128,098,304 bytes) Packed Size: 41.5 MB (43,536,384 bytes)
MD5: 7F2FCBDACB68D4918708F3307B6AAF6A

Brief Manual

Quick getting started manual included in the help file.

Portability Notes

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

About the Publisher

Support Discord with a monthly subscription!
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Viber Portable, Connect. Freely!
"A neat idea implemented beautifully, but unless your friends are already on Viber, you may struggle to justify trying yet another VOiP service." —Nick Peers, PCAdvisor.co.uk (21 Jul 15)
"Viber is incredibly easy to use, lets you add favorites and it's fun. Users can send photos, videos, emoticons and stickers to their heart's content. Most importantly, you can call anyone around the world for free, provided your contact is using the service." —Molly Klinefelter, LaptopMag.com (June 5, 2013)
"I am using viber for past 6 months. it was nice application. In the mobile internet only, the signal wont get problem. at that time its difficult to use." —cmtech (a user), download.CNET.com (February 12, 2014)
Viber for Windows lets you send free messages and make free calls to other Viber users, on any device and network, in any country! Viber syncs your contacts, messages and call history with your mobile device.

ViberPortable_7.5.0.97.paf
Size: 215 MB (226,390,016 bytes) Packed Size: 62.6 MB (65,687,552 bytes)
MD5: E8078A2A3EA97AA05BC2F93098289119


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Requirements

You have to install Viber app (free) on your Android, iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Phone, Nokia or Bada devices to activate Viber on your desktop.

Release History

6.9.5.1170 rev 1: Clean up Viber SendTo link.
6.9.0.1048: Not entirely portable. We failed to portablize paths in the settings (an SQLite database). Despite correct SQL queries (tested manually), it just won't write into the settings database programmatically. If you move the app. folder, it might result in some errors. That's why the long delay for this update ;)

Portability Notes

  • Viber 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.
  • We failed to portablize its paths stored in several SQLite file, so if you move this app., it might reset some of its settings.
  • You can help by sending request to the official developer to add "portable mode" to their future release.

About the Publisher

Our rates are low whether you're calling mobile or landline phones
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Foxmail Portable, Foxmail like you've never seen it before!
"...Foxmail actually looks and works pretty darn well. But given the lack of English help, I can’t imagine why anyone not living in China would choose it over the plethora of high-quality, fuller-featured, cheap or free email apps popping up here in the States." —Nathan Alderman, Macworld.com (Dec 9, 2013 8:00 AM)
Foxmail is an email client capable of handling multiple accounts simultaneously. It offers support for POP3, IMAP and Exchange server types, and includes a wide array of useful options to manage emails easier, such as a calendar, duplicate mail finder, alarms and mouse gestures.

FoxmailPortable_7.2.9.89.paf
Size: 118 MB (123,912,192 bytes) Packed Size: 37.1 MB (38,948,864 bytes)
MD5: 2B1EC679974DD9ACB224178BB6771637


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Portability Notes

  • Foxmail writes non essential data to 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.

Acknowledgements

Foxmail logo by ZZGoodTech.

About the Publisher

Foxmail like you've never seen it before
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BlueGriffon Portable, the next-gen Web Editor based on the rendering engine of Firefox®!
"BlueGriffon is a strange editor, in that yes, it's another browser-based editor, but no, you don't have to be online to access and use it. ...with support for HTML4 and HTML5, as well as XHTML. ...BlueGriffon is a top notch editor--it's got my vote as my favorite..." —Scott Clark, htmlgoodies.com
"...BlueGriffon more adapted to intermediate coders. ...On the other hand, one of BlueGriffon strengths is the add-ons: the most obvious one is the free FireFTP add-on to easily publish your page from BlueGriffon. Most of the other add-ons need to be purchased for a small fee..." —Christophe Marceau, eZineArticles.com (December 15, 2011)
"Bluefish takes a programmer's approach, while BlueGriffon is designed to provide as close to a WYSIWYG-design experience as is possible. " —Nathan Willis, Linux.com (January 18, 2012)
BlueGriffon® HTML editor has a long list of famous ancestors and proudly inherits from all of them: Netscape®, Mozilla® Composer and Nvu.
   It is powered by Gecko, the same rendering engine you can find at the heart of Firefox®, and is filled with tons of powerful features.

BlueGriffonPortable_3.0_64_bit.paf
Size: 113 MB (118,902,784 bytes) Packed Size: 52.9 MB (55,480,320 bytes)
MD5: 3A4F400AAD523588FC370C08CA2D3F32


BlueGriffonPortable_2.3.1_rev_1.paf (32 bit)
Size: 114 MB (120,238,080 bytes) Packed Size: 46.0 MB (48,291,840 bytes)
MD5: 54416840326B586E7A3EC96CC2D91F7D


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Release Notes

Since version 2.4 it only supports Windows 7 (64 bit) and up.
FireFtp free add-on and other extras included in the package.

Portability Notes

  • BlueGriffon writes to Windows data folders while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.

About the Publisher

Buy User's Manual!
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Atom Portable, a hackable text editor for the 21st Century!
"I came to Atom with a prejudice… the reported slowness and memory hungriness, made me to hesitate to try it… ... That’s the problem with information found on Internet: it quickly becomes stale… ... The minor issues mentioned above doesn’t prevent from using it: the good parts currently balance the bad ones. I will still recommend it. :-)" —Philippe Lhoste, philhosoft.github.io (2015-12-15)
"...overall editor performance has improved drastically over the past year, but it still lags behind other editors." —Clifford Fajardo, cliffordfajardo.com (January 24, 2016)
"Bad jokes aside, I was immediately struck by its insane slowness. For a text editor, it really takes a long time to launch! ... Aside from its slowness, and the fact that it eats RAM like an IDE, Atom is really a nice text editor. ... Atom seems to be what I want Emacs to be 1: an editor that’s extensible, mode-less and actively developed even though it is, sadly, just as heavy." —Lorenzo Villani, lorenzo.villani.me (06 Sep 2015)
Atom is a text editor that was originally conceived at GitHub as a way to combine the visual appeal of editors like Sublime Text with the extensibility and programmability of Emacs or Eclipse.

AtomPortable_1.22.1.paf
Size: 420 MB (440,610,816 bytes) Packed Size: 85.8 MB (89,976,832 bytes)
MD5: 694E37AFBB3AD503A1C53F0C85928563


Atom64Portable_1.22.1_64_bit.paf
Size: 455 MB (477,949,952 bytes) Packed Size: 92.2 MB (96,780,288 bytes)
MD5: 0BE625EA10F27BA476C6AC36CD90E2ED


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Packages

We remove any additional packages/plugins from this release. You have to download/update it yourself.

Our Takes

This is such a heavyweight text editor—compared to our beloved Notepad++. But, well, it has such a beautiful looks. And makes you feel good using it ;)

Portability Notes

  • Atom writes non essential data to Windows data folders while running.
  • Java portable—if used—writes to Windows registry and data folders while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.

Acknowledgements

We make use of Gareth Flowers' work, so now it stores everything in the portable Data folder.

About the Publisher

Atom Shirt
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