Saturday, September 30, 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, September 22, 2017

calibre Portable, E-book management!
"The bottom line is that you should use Calibre. Why? Because although it is chock-full of features and customizations and it’s actually incredibly easy to use, allowing you to spend less time learning how to use it and more time managing and reading your books." —Aaron Couch, MakeUseOf.com (October 16, 2012)
"Excellent program. While some of the options are a bit obscure to find or work with, it will allow you to do nearly anything. ...it's tech friendly but not particularly user-friendly. I still rate it 5 stars because of its wide range of features and options, the ability to edit eBooks directly, and its streaming library capabilities. Needs some user-friendly work but still an OUTSTANDING program." —furrepanther (a user), SourceForge.net
"Calibre requires import (copying) of the users books. If the number is small, Calibre is OK. If the number is large, ... then Calibre creates problems..." —nobicycle (a user), SourceForge.net
calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application.
   It has a cornucopia of features: library management, conversion, eBook reader devices synching, news reader, eBook/comics viewer, content server, and eBook editor.

calibrePortable_3.8.0_32_64_bit.paf
Size: 363 MB (381,448,192 bytes) Packed Size: 98.6 MB (103,432,192 bytes)
MD5: 16D12B0DEDC780AEB7C2036020225E17


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calibre for Windows XP — Legacy Release

calibre portable for Windows XP or later calibrePortable_1.48.0_for_XP_32_64_bit_rev_3.paf
Size: 343 MB (360,386,560 bytes) Packed Size: 86.7 MB (91,009,024 bytes)
MD5: A4DE469C57AE4ED1DBF91C2C225F4416

Documentation

Full user manual included (pdf, epub).

Portability Notes

  • calibre stores some settings in Windows registry while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.

About the Publisher

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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_7.2.0.0.paf
Size: 25.6 MB (26,853,376 bytes) Packed Size: 7.21 MB (7,569,408 bytes)
MD5: B9E5E5CE741276B1695952B9CE3882E6


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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.

About the Publisher

Get the Pro edition!
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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_1.12.955.36.paf
Size: 352 MB (369,397,760 bytes) Packed Size: 109 MB (114,524,160 bytes)
MD5: 9185A08465A41E096D1F44E1188EB32F


Vivaldi64Portable_1.12.955.36_64_bit.paf
Size: 440 MB (461,475,840 bytes) Packed Size: 127 MB (133,423,104 bytes)
MD5: 0E9C7862AAC10E036BCAC7284F0AD358


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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

  • 1.12.955.36: Handling update_notifier.exe—which makes Vivaldi can't exit cleanly. Based on Chromium 61.0.3163.91.
  • 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.

About the Publisher

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Chromium Portable, with all codecs enabled!
"Woolyss [chromium.woolyss.com] offers a service to simplify downloading Chromium even further, with a list of options that will then point to the appropriate version for your computer." —Paul Ferson, maketecheasier.com (21st Apr 2015)
Chromium custom build by nik from LKGR/last known good revision channel, better than nightly build.
   Adds all codecs and includes default sync and WebRTC features.

ChromiumPortable_63.0.3221.0_32_64_bit_dev_sync_Nik.paf
Size: 385 MB (403,988,480 bytes) Packed Size: 116 MB (122,118,144 bytes)
MD5: 23BB6170ADF29B346996C5319597A0EF


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Windows XP build — Legacy Release

Chromium for Windows XP
ChromiumPortable_49.0.2623.112_Nik_sync_XP_rev_2.paf
Size: 157 MB (164,859,904 bytes) Packed Size: 49.5 MB (51,929,088 bytes)
MD5: DE48A8D6286C410F9272A70FB33AE235

Portable plugins and other NPAPI-friendly browsers

Chromium portable and Chromium-Nik portable compatibility

You can upgrade our Chromium portable release to this build or vice versa. They share the same portable configuration. Your data will be preserved.

Portability Notes

  • Chromium writes non essential data to Windows registry while running.
  • 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.

Acknowlegements

Raw installers from chromium.woolyss.comThanks: Jerry, Nik :)

About the Publisher

Multilingual and simplest page about official builds (Snapshots repository)
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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_61.0.3163.100_32_64_bit.paf
Size: 375 MB (393,609,216 bytes) Packed Size: 109 MB (114,851,840 bytes)
MD5: F2D1D529A8A18AD3EDBD1D807FB824DC


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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_32_64_bit_rev_3.paf
Size: 353 MB (370,982,912 bytes) Packed Size: 95.5 MB (100,237,312 bytes)
MD5: 5B5747BE5D43EABACCD1E1BE61860F13

Google Chrome NPAPI-friendly build — Legacy Release

Google Chrome build for NPAPI-plugins (Java, Silverlight, etc.) GoogleChromePortable_44.0.2403.157_NPAPI_rev_1.paf
Size: 170 MB (178,368,512 bytes) Packed Size: 52.9 MB (55,476,224 bytes)
MD5: 98371C723945E3061C272D220DC2C332

Portable plugins

  • Flash Player is included, or get the latest 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.

About the Publisher

Make the most of the web
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Sweet Home 3D Portable, draw floor plans and arrange furniture freely!
"All things considered, this program is definitely one of the best of its kind, if not the actual number one choice once can make when it comes to creating and visualizing home designs." —Olivian Puha, Softpedia.com (July 20th, 2015)
"While the results of Sweet Home 3D were impressive, we were slightly disappointed with its control. Placing items in the room will take some patience, as it feels rather clunky. However, with a little practice, we are certain users will be able to use this free program to design something impressive." —Download.com staff, download.CNET.com (June 16, 2009)
"The online tool is probably a better option." —secretlibby (a user), download.CNET.com (November 10, 2014)
Sweet Home 3D is a free interior design application that helps you draw the plan of your house, arrange furniture on it and visit the results in 3D.

SweetHome3DPortable_5.5.2_32_64_bit.paf
Size: 394 MB (413,822,976 bytes) Packed Size: 222 MB (233,123,840 bytes)
MD5: 99655CAB02ACE8D5370509A34E59C873


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Requirements

  • OpenGL capable graphics card.
  • DirectX, you can get it from these alternatives:
    • DirectX 9 (directx_Jun2010_redist, June 2010 redistributable, 95.6 MB) for Windows XP or older.
    • DirectX 11 (DXSDK_Jun10, 572 MB) for Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 7 or newer.
    • Web installer, better, if you have Internet connection.
  • Java portable (32/64 bit) and Java launcher (32/64 bit) to run both the FurnitureLibraryEditor-x.x.jar and TexturesLibraryEditor-x.x.jar—included in the App\SweetHome3D folder.
  • Please read help before running this app.

Portability Notes

  • Sweet Home 3D and its Java dependency writes to Windows registry and data folders while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.

About the Publisher

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

LessMSI Portable, a tool to view and extract the contents of an msi file!
"If you are looking to convert one of your favorite tools to a portable tool, lessmsi will be your perfect partner. Or if you simply want to run an application without actually associating it with your computer’s settings, you can do so by extracting its files." — LavishT@TWC, thewindowsclub.com (August 24, 2017)
"One of the main advantages of a dedicated solution like lessmsi is that it includes additional features -- table view and streams information for instance -- that other programs don't come with. These list the changes to the Registry that the installer makes when executed among other things." —Martin Brinkmann, ghacks.net (August 24, 2017)
"You don’t have to dig into these low-level details, of course -- lessmsi’s ability to extract the contents of msi files is useful enough." —Mike Williams, betanews.com (Aug 14, 2014)
LessMSI is a utility with a graphical user interface and a command line interface that can be used to view and extract the contents of an MSI file.

LessMSIPortable_1.6.1.paf
Size: 2.35 MB (2,465,792 bytes) Packed Size: 1.10 MB (1,159,168 bytes)
MD5: B9525E1B08D58591D37456BD56B3E4E2


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Acknowledgements

LessMSI logo by Design Bolts.

Portability Notes

  • LessMSI 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

Read the developer's blog :)
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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_6.2.8_on_Chrome_61.0.3163.79.paf
Size: 253 MB (265,293,824 bytes) Packed Size: 75.6 MB (79,343,616 bytes)
MD5: 34B0AB8107E70936A9F2D01E52FE6DAB


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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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