Saturday, June 24, 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...

Friday, June 23, 2017

Waterfox Portable, the World's Fastest Browser...probably ;)!
"...just because the binary is built for a 64-bit operating system doesn't necessarily indicate that the performance of the application is going to be better than its 32-bit counterpart." —Matthew Nawrocki, TechRepublic.com (April 20, 2012, 8:43 AM)
"Waterfox is the 64-bit version of Firefox whose main purpose is browsing speed. Its powerful features and customization possibilities make it a great browsing tool for 64-bit computer users." —Mihaela Citea, Softpedia.com (February 10th, 2015)
"Although Firefox outperformed Waterfox in Peacekeeper browser benchmark tests run by TechRepublic in 2012, Waterfox showed a mild improvement over Firefox in tests run by Softpedia in 2014." —Wikipedia.org (17 February 2015, at 19:49)
Waterfox is a high performance browser based on the Mozilla platform. Made specifically for 64-Bit systems, Waterfox has one thing in mind: speed.

WaterfoxPortable_54.0.0.1_English.paf
Size: 181 MB (190,541,824 bytes) Packed Size: 88.6 MB (92,921,856 bytes)
MD5: DF071FD82A59473525F9C2743D8EAD8B


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Portable plugins

NPAPI-friendly browsers

  • If you still need NPAPI-type plug-ins like Java (64 bit), Silverlight (64 bit)—other than Waterfox—you can also use pcxFirefox (32/64 bit).

Portability Notes

  • Waterfox writes non essential data to Windows registry and data folders while running.
  • Flash player, Silverlight, Java/JRE plugins writes to Windows registry and data folders while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.

Our Takes

  • Too bad the developer removes some of standard Mozilla Firefox's features from Waterfox. It makes it feels like something is missing.
  • But the decision to keep support for all NPAPI plugins is very welcome.

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Auslogics Disk Defrag Portable, Best Free Defrag Software For Your Hard Drive!
"If you're happy with Windows' built-in defragger, you won't need this program. But if you want more control over defragging and the ability to move system files to the beginning of your hard disk to speed up access, the free Auslogics Disk Defrag is well worth the download." —Preston Gralla, PCWorld.com (Jun 7, 2011 12:00 AM)
"A few months ago, we ran a number of Product Spotlight pieces on disk defrag tools, and one consistency is that for each article we published, many readers kept talking about Auslogics Disk Defrag. It is really unusual to see that many people saying such nice things about a product, so we decided to give it a look, and the praise is justified!" —Justin James, TechRepublic.com (February 21, 2010, 11:59 PM PST)
"Disk Degfrag from Auslogics goes a little further than simple disk defragmentation. The app will also optimize your file system for faster file reads and writes, show you a list of fragmented files instead of a vague report of your hard drive's fragmentation status, and will even defragment single files and folders if you're having a hard time with a specific file or application." —Alan Henry, LifeHacker.com (10/30/11 8:00am)
Auslogics Disk Defrag Free is a compact and fast defragmenter with over 11,000,000 users worldwide. It will improve your PC's performance by defragmenting and re-arranging files on your disk.

AuslogicsDDPortable_7.1.4.0.paf
Size: 26.0 MB (27,287,552 bytes) Packed Size: 7.55 MB (7,921,664 bytes)
MD5: 13ABEB826CDACF18FF05511A2A6492A2


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Requirements

Requires administrator privilege.

Portability Notes

  • Auslogics Disk Defrag Free stores settings in Windows registry and data folders while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.

Acknowledgements

Auslogics Disk Defrag logo by ncrow/Nikolay.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

5kplayer Portable, Best Free 4K 5K Music Video Player Software!
"5KPlayer, with its compact multi functions and quick user accommodation, is currently my best choice on Windows 10. ...5KPlayer makes the difference in some fields like dealing with UHD videos compared with other classic media players." —Rahul Gupta, CrunchyTricks.com (Jun 2016)
"It would not hardly play 4K video at all for me, while the KM Player does it quite well. It even stuttered with 1920 X 1080 video at 28 Mbps." —Stephen McDonald (a user), DPReview.com (Apr 2016)
"Searching... a lot of media players pop out: Media Player Classic, GOMplayer, Potplayer ... None of them is enough when I've used VLC. My search ended with 5KPlayer, which is a innovative and unique media player that is worthy of recommendation. " —Pushkar Kathayat, TechGeekers.com (May 12, 2016 )
5kplayer is a free 4K/H.265/HEVC video player, a mixture of free (MKV) HD video player, music player, AirPlay media streamer and online video downloader.
    H.265 vs H.264 (or MPEG-4 part 10). Informally speaking, H.265 video is a kind of high quality video using HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) as the video compression standard. We naturally associate H.265 with 4K content, but it also supports 8K UHD resolutions up to 8192×4320.

5KPlayerPortable_4.5.paf
Size: 133 MB (139,735,040 bytes) Packed Size: 38.4 MB (40,288,256 bytes)
MD5: DE8147A0D140D5618B96DC6E31812BCC


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Read the help first :)

  • Please read the help.htm.
  • Offline manual included (pdf).

Portability Notes

  • 5kplayer do not have portable mode. It stores its settings in Windows 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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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_59.0.3071.109_32_64_bit.paf
Size: 373 MB (391,471,104 bytes) Packed Size: 107 MB (112,553,984 bytes)
MD5: 1A8087CE2D6B8BEDA1B0F53F60BBF62A


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Revision 1

Fix access to Flash Player plugin stored in CommonFiles folder.

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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OcenAudio Portable, a Free, Fast, Streamlined Audio Editor!
"Ocenaudio's biggest advantage over Audacity is that it is easier to use. While Audacity professionals may disagree with that, most users who never touched an audio editor in their life will probably fare better with Ocenaudio because of that." —Martin Brinkmann, ghacks.net (June 30, 2014)
"ocenaudio is capable of delivering great results while still keeping the audio editing task fun." —Alexandru Chirila, Softpedia.com (July 8th, 2015)
"Ocenaudio isn't trying to replace Audacity—or any other feature-packed audio editor, for that matter. Instead, the app is aimed at people who need something a little faster and lightweight, and don't need all of the bells and whistles that some editing tools require." —Alan Henry, lifehacker.com (7/30/14 6:30am)
ocenaudio is a cross-platform, easy to use, fast and functional audio editor.
   It is the ideal software for people who need to edit and analyze audio files without complications.
   ocenaudio also has powerful features that will please more advanced users.

ocenaudioPortable_3.2.10_32_64_bit.paf
Size: 208 MB (218,841,088 bytes) Packed Size: 52.2 MB (54,824,960 bytes)
MD5: B9A01938D2B6446785F43759CC39C734


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Requirements

  • The 32 bit version supports Windows XP or later, the 64 bit version supports Windows 7 or later.
  • Windows XP 64 bit will only run the 32 bit version.

Portability Notes

  • Ocenaudio writes to Windows data folder while running, although it's empty. If we ignore this, it's 100% portable.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.

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MEGA Sync Portable, Easy automated syncing, uploading, downloading between your computers and your MEGA cloud drive!
"Your MEGAsync cloud account supports up to 50GB of data space, which makes it a suitable option for backing up your important files." —Elizabeta Virlan, Softpedia.com
MEGAsync is a simple and easy to use application that enables you to upload, download, or perform file synchronization.

MEGAsyncPortable_3.1.3_0065d1.paf
Size: 37.5 MB (39,424,000 bytes) Packed Size: 18.9 MB (19,918,848 bytes)
MD5: 295F43184A196EEA3AB4ABAFAAD4EF72


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Requirements

  • You have to create a free account (50GB free cloud storage) to use this app.
  • If you don't want to register, you can install the included MEGA's Chrome or Firefox extension—to reduce loading times, improve download performance and strengthen security.

Portability Notes

  • MEGA Sync do not have portable mode. It writes non essential data to Windows registry and stores its settings in Windows 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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Sleipnir Portable, Advanced Web browser for Windows!
"...Sleipnir has a radically different UI to any other browser you’ve likely ever used. ... One of the main selling points of Sleipnir is that it handles fonts extremely well... with the demise of Safari for Windows, Sleipnir marks the first re-entry into bringing OS X style fonts to a Windows web browser." —Paul Ferson, MakeTechEasier.com (26th Jul 2014)
Sleipnir (mythical eight-legged horse) is a proprietary web browser developed by Fenrir Inc., and is completely free to users.

SleipnirPortable_6.2.7_on_Chrome_59.0.3071.86.paf
Size: 241 MB (252,952,576 bytes) Packed Size: 71.8 MB (75,292,672 bytes)
MD5: 9EE55CC029A64E8EEFC7F12480DA85A3


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Sleipnir for Windows XP — Legacy Release

NPAPI-enabled Sleipnir build NPAPI-enabled (Flash, Silverlight, Java) build: SleipnirPortable_6.1.7_on_Chrome_42.0.2311.152_rev_2.paf
Size: 229 MB (240,128,000 bytes) Packed Size: 66.3 MB (69,615,616 bytes)
MD5: 9B738337FDFD8B8F948E10F5C507D0C8

Portable plugins

NPAPI-friendly browsers

Portability Notes

  • Sleipnir stores some settings in Windows registry and data folders while running.
  • Flash player and other plugins (if available) writes to Windows registry and data folders while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.

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UC Browser Portable, speed beyond your imagination!
"An amazing product! Very fast. Beautiful themes and wallpapers." —Zoltn cs (a user), download.CNET.com (February 08, 2016)
"Jerry Wen, the head of the initiative for bringing UC browser to desktops has stated that in the latest survey of their cell browser customers, they’ve discovered that a lot of them who use a PC every day are in search of a seamless cross-platform browsing experience on each mobile and desktop front. —Sumit Chauhan, CompsMag.com (Apr 12, 2015)
"Overall, UCWeb has come up with a solid PC browser that strikes a balance between the functionality of Chrome and the needs of the average Chinese netizen. I only found a couple negative quirks ...I couldn’t use a VPN through the OpenWeb protocol (OpenVPN works fine) and I couldn’t get our site’s WordPress backend to load – but I didn’t spend much time troubleshooting." —Paul Bischoff, TechInAsia.com (8:00 AM on Apr 11, 2014)
Given its growing fandom on mobile devices, UC Web decided to do the desktop edition of UC Browser. This is an intuitive and speedy web browser based on Chromium, which comes loaded with a lot of UI customization features, in addition to cloud acceleration and data compression.

UCBrowserPortable_6.1.2909.1022_4595_Build1706161544_on_Chrome_55.0.2883.87.paf
Size: 182 MB (191,885,312 bytes) Packed Size: 61.4 MB (64,458,752 bytes)
MD5: 19FFED6247914DF7BAE27825C4060A12


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Administrator level request

  • Except for network/proxy access, don't grant any administrator privilege when UC Browser asked ;)
  • Or if you accidentally click it, just delete this task: UCBrowserUpdaterCore from this folder %WINDIR%\System32\Tasks (just paste it into your File Explorer address entry).

NPAPI friendly

  • It can run PPAPI (Pepperflash) and NPAPI plugins (Flash, Silverlight, Java).
  • Want to update your portable plugins? Flash PlayerSilverlightJava/JRE

Our Takes

  • Apart from the older Chromium version it's based on, the UI is stunning!

Portability Notes

  • UC Browser and its plugins write to Windows registry and data folders while running—mostly non essential data.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.

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UC Browser for PC Portable, speed beyond your imagination! Come and download the most popular mobile internet browser now!
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