Thursday, August 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![]

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Wednesday, August 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_55.0.2_English.paf
Size: 213 MB (224,374,784 bytes) Packed Size: 80.0 MB (83,906,560 bytes)
MD5: C73DDDDBF20ED6FA0EE4AF34ADAE243C


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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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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_5.3.0.1503.paf
Size: 162 MB (170,635,264 bytes) Packed Size: 63.0 MB (66,097,152 bytes)
MD5: 0C5C19A0C2FE434518CE9521D78D1C9B


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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.

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Buy any item you want for all LINE games easily on LINE STORE
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GeoGebra Classic Portable, dynamic mathematics for learning and teaching!
"GeoGebra is interactive and challenging, but kids might get frustrated and give up if they don't get clear directions." —Emily Pohlonski, commonsense.org (May 2013)
"GeoGebra is an impressive geometry and calculus exploratory tool. I tend to use it as an exploratory tool when I need something quick. ...more intelligent than MS Math 4.0, ...but the audience for each product is not exactly the same. Having the 2 products will give you some excellent tools for exploring mathematics." —Murray Bourne, IntMath.com (19 Feb 2015)
"GeoGebra is a fantastic tool for math students of all ages from elementary school to higher ed. The learning curve is a little bit steep if you or your students are going to create your own material, but there are also thousands of resources available that you can use right away!" —Kirsten Babin, babinedtechreviews.weebly.com (12/17/2014)
GeoGebra is a free software program that lets kids create mathematical constructions and models.  They drag objects and adjust parameters to explore algebra and geometry simultaneously.

GeoGebraClassicPortable_5.0.382.0.paf
Size: 166 MB (174,972,928 bytes) Packed Size: 59.5 MB (62,492,672 bytes)
MD5: 721C7FFD21D2827525888E9AD653E159


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Manual

Added several manuals found on the Net.

GeoGebra Editions

  • GeoGebra has two editions:
    • GeoGebra Math Apps which is based on Electron/Chromium, and
    • the older GeoGebra Classic for Desktop which is based on Java/Qt.
  • We recommend GeoGebra Classic for Desktop since it's 100% portable.

Portability Notes

  • GeoGebra Classic is 100% portable, but its dependencies: Qt and Java write non essential data to Windows registry and data folders while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.

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WhatsApp Portable, Simple. Secure. Reliable messaging!
"In a quick session with the app, I found it fast and responsive. A desktop app may feel like a small thing, but messaging apps derive part of their power from ubiquity — the more places you can access them, the more often you'll use them. WhatsApp has more than 1 billion users already. As of today, they have one more reason to keep it open all day." —Casey Newton@CaseyNewton, theverge.com (May 10, 2016, 7:08pm EDT)
"The apps are synced with WhatsApp on your mobile device so you won't miss any messages. ... The apps run on your desktop, meaning you'll have support for things like native desktop notifications and keyboard shortcuts." —Angela Moscaritolo, PCMag.com (May 11, 2016 10:50AM EST)
"Great app. All I need. ... Helps me to stay connected, easy to navigate." —sheilaksm (a user), download.cnet.com (April 14, 2017)
WhatsApp is fast, simple, secure messaging and calling for free*, available on phones all over the world.
*Data charges may apply. Contact your provider for details.

WhatsAppPortable_0.2.5862_32_64_bit.paf
Size: 370 MB (388,927,488 bytes) Packed Size: 101 MB (106,528,768 bytes)
MD5: 4ABE8D787E7808BABE1998B65C2858B4


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Requirements

  • Windows 8 (32-bit) and higher.
  • WhatsApp must be installed on your phone.

Portability Notes

  • WhatsApp for Windows PC 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.

About the Publisher

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Glary Utilities Portable, The No. 1 Free, Powerful and All-in-one utility for cleaning your PC!
"Glarysoft's Glary Utilities is one of the most consistently popular and most frequently recommended system utilities, and why not?" —Dan Russell (CNET Editor), download.CNET.com (August 29, 2012)
"The tool failed to back up drivers during our evaluation, popping up the error on each attempt. It is not very effective at extracting files with readable content, even when their condition for extraction says "very good." Startup Manager does not display Glary's own autostart entry." —Elena Opris, Softpedia.com (November 22nd, 2013 16:01 GMT)
"If you want to clean and optimize your PC, improve your privacy and security, or do other similar tasks, you'll want Glary Utilities. It's free, it's simple to use, and it'll make your computer run much better." —Preston Gralla, PCWorld.com (Sep 11, 2008 12:00 AM)
Glary Utilities is an all-in-one utility for your PC maintenance. Over 20 tools to maximize your computer's performance.

GlaryUtilitiesPortable_5.82_32_64_bit.paf
Size: 49.5 MB (51,974,144 bytes) Packed Size: 11.3 MB (11,923,456 bytes)
MD5: D11E2170422B1F89411E9FE655D8F91E


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Requirements

  • Administrator privilege.
  • Please read the help.htm....

Glary Utilities Pro 1-year license giveaway

Glary Utilities Pro 1-year license giveaway, available until August 31, 2018 (U.S.A. California Los Angeles time).

Portability Notes

  • Glary Utilities stores settings in Windows registry and writes to Windows data folders while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.

About the Publisher

Restore your PC to peak performance with Glary Utilities Pro
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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_6.9.0.1048.paf
Size: 204 MB (214,429,696 bytes) Packed Size: 60.4 MB (63,418,368 bytes)
MD5: 5367DEAF8EA30D834C7816D06869519C


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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

6.9.0.1048: 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 ;)

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Our rates are low whether you're calling mobile or landline phones
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Vivaldi Portable
"But Vivaldi does seem to combine a fresh new look with an impressively old-school appeal to the power user, and it may well find its niche." —David Meyer, GigaOm.com (Jan. 27, 2015 - 1:00 AM PST)
"Named after the 18th century composer Antonio Vivaldi, the name carries an inescapable reference to von Tetzchner's previous role as co-founder and long-time head of browser and mobile phone technology firm Opera Software." —Joachim Dagenborg, Reuters.com (Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:15am EST)
"Hot on the heels of Microsoft announcing its newest browser, Project Spartan, we’ve got another brand new contender in the browser wars: Vivaldi." —Owen Wiliams, TheNextWeb.com (Jan 21, 2015)
FROM THE DEVELOPER: In 1994, two programmers started working on a web browser. Our idea was to make a really fast browser, capable of running on limited hardware, keeping in mind that users are individuals with their own requirements and wishes. Opera was born.
   Our little piece of software gained traction, our group grew and a community was created. We stayed close to our users and to our roots. We kept improving our software, based on our users feedback, as well as our own ideas on how to make a great browser. We innovated and we strove for excellence.
   Fast forward to 2015, the browser we once loved has changed its direction. Sadly, it is no longer serving its community of users and contributors who helped build the browser in the first place.
SO WE CAME TO A NATURAL CONCLUSION:
We must make a new browser. A browser for ourselves and a browser for our friends. A browser that is fast, but also a browser that is rich in functionality, highly flexible and puts the user first. A browser that is made for you.

VivaldiPortable_1.11.917.39.paf
Size: 357 MB (374,767,616 bytes) Packed Size: 109 MB (114,671,616 bytes)
MD5: D6DBC02F44C2FCFE80A5FC517D7E61C2


Vivaldi64Portable_1.11.917.39_64_bit.paf
Size: 444 MB (465,567,744 bytes) Packed Size: 126 MB (133,148,672 bytes)
MD5: 3D7A7340107BE217AFB9D762C53EF250


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Vivaldi for Windows XP/Vista — Legacy Release

Vivaldi for Windows XP or later VivaldiPortable_1.0.435.46_32_64_bit_for_XP_Vista_rev_1.paf
Size: 359 MB (376,856,576 bytes) Packed Size: 97.3 MB (102,064,128 bytes)
MD5: 48979C32FFAA3E4170665BB730229398

Auto update feature

  • Except the XP/Vista builds—we use official portable edition that supports auto update.
  • Auto update feature requires installer pack to be included, that's why the size grows about 2 times compared to previous releases.
  • More details on how to auto update it in the help.htm...

Maintenance release

  • We won't release Vivaldi each time they're updated.
  • We'll only do periodic maintenance release, especially to make sure the auto update feature still work.
  • Flash player plugin included, or get the latest update.

Release History

  • 1.11.917.39: Based on Chromium 60.0.3112.91.
  • 1.9.818.50: Based on Chromium 58.0.3029.114. There are minor changes to the portable app. launcher, we advise to update to this version.
  • 1.6.689.40: Based on Chromium 55.0.2883.98.
  • 1.3.551.30: It can now renders our thumbapps.org right! The XP version can detect Silverlight and Java portable but might not work.
  • 1.2.490.39: Now we have "Close tabs to the right" context menu option :). Somehow it still renders thumbapps.org's side-bar ad in a frame—like Microsoft Edge—when not maximized, unlike other Chromium-based browsers.
  • 1.1.453.47: NPAPI (Silverlight, Java) finally gone. Still no "Close tabs to the right" context menu option :(
  • 1.0.435.42: Finally we can customize the fonts!

Portability Notes

  • Vivaldi along with Flash Player and 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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Monday, August 21, 2017

ActivePresenter Portable, screen recorder - screencast software!
"Great software for creating training videos." —Jacky Nguyen (a user), Capterra.com (Mar 05, 2017)
"Compared to the alternatives in the genre, ActivePresenter is not a small program – download is 36.6MB installing to 83.4MB. But, once you see the features included in this outstanding software, you can fully appreciate the ‘additional’ megabytes." —Jim Hillier, DavesComputerTips.com (July 27, 2012)
"A lot of functionality; ability to save sessions as Projects to be returned to later; editing interface for adding text, thought bubbles and the like; ability to export to AVI, WMV, MP4, and WebM. ... Editor difficult to use because users cannot link together all the individual slides that ActivePresenter creates; Smart Capture mode is a promising idea, but poorly executed...." —Gizmos Freeware editor, techsupportalert.com (2016-05-18)
ActivePresenter is a free screen recorder and screencast video editor with all the necessary editing tools for recording screen & creating engaging screencast videos.
   With ActivePresenter, making a professional screencast or a training video is as easy as 1 – 2 – 3: Record, Edit and Export!
   No Watermark and No Time Limit. Export to popular video formats (MP4, FLV, AVI, WMV, WebM, MKV).

ActivePresenterPortable_6.1.3.paf
Size: 101 MB (106,500,096 bytes) Packed Size: 32.4 MB (34,037,760 bytes)
MD5: 4C63A25A4338FD880B05E95616B11E78


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Portability Notes

  • ActivePresenter 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 upvoting the request to the official developer to add "portable mode" to their future release.

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