Tuesday, May 23, 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...

Monday, May 22, 2017

pcxFirefox Portable, Better Browser World!
"Outstanding performance! Better than other forks of Firefox." —fratty (a user), SourceForge.net (02/16/2016)
"All you'd expect from a Firefox browser but lighter and faster. Stalls rarely." —martinjackman (a user), SourceForge.net (12/27/2015)
"Feels lighter than tete's build." —windazed (a user), SourceForge.net (10/06/2015)
pcxFirefox is a PGO optimized Firefox variant build for better performance, faster browsing, better stability, but still compatible with Mozilla Firefox—no features removed.

pcxFirefoxPortable_53.0.3_English.paf
Size: 110 MB (116,273,152 bytes) Packed Size: 52.4 MB (55,037,952 bytes)
MD5: 0A5C6707AC9BFA425B324BEFB56C87CF


pcxFirefox64Portable_53.0.3_64_bit_English.paf
Size: 126 MB (132,993,024 bytes) Packed Size: 55.5 MB (58,216,448 bytes)
MD5: 50D70AF5B77AA2ACA78B2261801A0689


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Portable plugins

  • Flash player is included—but in case you need newer portable plugins—you can get them here: Flash Player, Java/JRE, Silverlight.
  • More in the help.htm...

Features unavailable on official or other Firefox variants

  • Unlike Firefox, all NPAPI plugins work both in 32/64 bit releases—Flash (32 bit), Silverlight, Java(?).
  • Unlike Waterfox, no official features removed.
  • PGO build in simple English: faster.
  • Java not work in this release.

Portability Notes

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

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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_1.17.0.paf
Size: 391 MB (411,004,928 bytes) Packed Size: 72.7 MB (76,333,056 bytes)
MD5: 2AE3D36E8F5B0DC46CB9CACF2EFE57D5


Atom64Portable_1.17.0_64_bit.paf
Size: 430 MB (451,534,848 bytes) Packed Size: 80.5 MB (84,410,368 bytes)
MD5: 287B5AD65B4D5D95475A65392A1DD216


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Additional Packages

  • We remove any packages 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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Torch (browser) Portable, Your All in One Internet Browser!
"If you prefer an all-in-one program that is based on Chromium that offers speedy Internet surfing, torrent and media downloading, and supports many of the features that Google has integrated into the Chrome web browser - including extensions - then Torch may be... " —Martin Brinkmann, ghacks.net (February 25, 2013)
"Torch Browser has Google's speedy, reliable, and customizable Chromium engine under the hood." —Download.com staff, download.cnet.com (November 01, 2014)
"This is a great alternative browser that adds some interesting extras on top of the Chrome engine. It’s well worth trying out." —Roland Waddilove, pcadvisor.co.uk (29 Apr 13)
Torch (browser) ia a Chromium-based web browser for heavy-downloaders users.
  • Integrated torrents downloader.
  • Accelerated download manager.
  • Media (audio/video) grabber and streaming player.

TorchPortable_55.0.0.12195.paf
Size: 212 MB (223,293,440 bytes) Packed Size: 79.7 MB (83,615,744 bytes)
MD5: 9A160F68361CAA393DA516C95E6EEC3D


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Portable plugins

  • Flash player plugin included.
  • Newer portable plugins: Flash Player
  • More in the help.htm...

Hola Free Unlimited VPN Addon

Get the Unlimited Free VPN - Hola extension.

Portability Notes

  • Torch 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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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_19.0.2_Full_32_64_bit.paf
Size: 457 MB (479,293,440 bytes) Packed Size: 107 MB (112,336,896 bytes)
MD5: DA8AEFBC22C003DAD6217FFD26C39DC0


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OBS Classic — Legacy Release

OBS Classic 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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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_5.1.28_build_6375.paf
Size: 144 MB (151,162,880 bytes) Packed Size: 43.1 MB (45,281,280 bytes)
MD5: 896EA238A45AA64EE4EFEFEB8EFDF5BE


FDM64Portable_5.1.28_build_6375_64_bit.paf
Size: 177 MB (186,580,992 bytes) Packed Size: 50.6 MB (53,059,584 bytes)
MD5: CE8D72597DA816FBC8998EE1C6533D52


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Free Download Manager — Legacy Releases

Free Download Manager for Windows XP Windows XP Build
FDMPortable_3.9.7_build_1627_rev_1.paf
Size: 35.0 MB (36,749,312 bytes) Packed Size: 10.6 MB (11,186,176 bytes)
MD5: AD9C2B0492374F80E5277D4791CCAB56


Windows XP without SP3 Build
FDMPortable_3.9.4_build_1485_rev_1.paf
Size: 25.5 MB (26,775,552 bytes) Packed Size: 7.95 MB (8,339,456 bytes)
MD5: F2CF2B8F1A4255010C36112231C9B589


Free Download Manager older version Portable Older Build
FDMPortable_3.8_build_1173_rev_1.paf
Size: 23.0 MB (24,129,536 bytes) Packed Size: 7.16 MB (7,507,968 bytes)
MD5: 0D7D87FB72F1948D9213FEC39FC4205A

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.

About the Publisher

Free Download Manager Features
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Sunday, May 21, 2017

PDF Split and Merge basic Portable, a free open source tool to manipulate PDF documents!
"Easily Merged PDF with another excellent tool." —mandypowl (a user), download.CNET.com (June 07, 2013)
"...does basic PDF manipulation pretty quickly, and job processes can be saved for common tasks." —Kevin Purdy, LifeHacker.com (12/18/07 9:00am)
PDF Split and Merge basic is a free open source tool to manipulate PDF documents.

PDFsamBasicPortable_3.3.2.paf
Size: 14.4 MB (15,159,296 bytes) Packed Size: 12.3 MB (12,980,224 bytes)
MD5: 572F51FE5DFE6142927813B7DB6086AD


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Requirements

Portability Notes

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

About the Publisher

PDFsam Enhanced, a powerful and professional PDF solution
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BurnAware Free Portable, Free Burning Software and DVD Copying Software!
"This program is worth the download just because it erases burned discs. The fact that it can burn just about any type of disc you would need is a major bonus. BurnAware Free is very close to a must-have utility for anyone who burns discs regularly." —Download.com staff (December 15, 2013)
"BurnAware worked smoothly on Windows 8.1 Pro during our evaluation, without hanging, crashing or popping up error messages. It is compatible with older Windows editions as well, including XP." —Elena Opris, Softpedia.com (October 17th, 2014 15:01 GMT)
"Nice easy interface. Versatile. Seems to work very well." —Alec Armour (a user), download.CNET.com (August 17, 2015)
BurnAware is a family of compact, easy to use and efficient tools for CD, DVD and Blu-ray Disc burning and copying.

BurnAwareFreePortable_10.3.paf
Size: 29.2 MB (30,670,848 bytes) Packed Size: 6.43 MB (6,746,112 bytes)
MD5: A16191671DB286342AA6177EB26BFFD3


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Free BurnAware Premium (100% discount) #SharewareOnSale

BurnAwarePremiumPortable_9.7.paf
Size: 48.2 MB (50,544,640 bytes) Packed Size: 9.16 MB (9,605,120 bytes)
MD5: BD58AF007BD654B7F250DDAB669D36BD
How to Activate?
  1. Check if the event is still available: http://sharewareonsale.com/s/burnaware-giveaway-sale
  2. Connect to the Internet.
  3. Run the portable app. and it will be automatically registered.
  4. Backup/archive the whole portable app. folder after a clean exit—i.e. no PortableApps.comLauncherRuntimeData-BurnAwarePremiumPortable.ini file in the Data folder.

Activated!

Free BurnAware Pro (100% discount) #SharewareOnSale

BurnAwareProPortable_10.1_online.paf
Size: 1.27 MB (1,335,296 bytes) Packed Size: 696 KB (712,704 bytes)
MD5: 753367BF626D743FA910102B456C0F1E
How to Activate?
  1. Check if the Free BurnAware Professional (100% discount) - SharewareOnSale event is still available.
  2. Connect to the Internet.
  3. Run the online installer and it will be automatically registered.
  4. Backup/archive the whole portable app. folder after a clean exit—i.e. no PortableApps.comLauncherRuntimeData-BurnAwareProPortable.ini file in the Data folder.

Activated!

Compare Editions

The free edition does not include some features, please see the comparison

Portability Notes

  • BurnAware 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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NAPS2 (Not Another PDF Scanner 2) Portable, scan documents to PDF and other file types, as simply as possible!
"Not Another PDF Scanner 2 is a handy scanning tool for Windows that is easy to use but still powerful enough to handle light to moderate scan jobs." —Martin Brinkmann, ghacks.net (May 10, 2015)
"Simple et efficace. Bravo." —pseudoremi (a user), sourceforge.net
"There are some good features in NAPS2 like unlimited page scanning, duplexing, and will do color, and will scan in OCR (or so it says, didn't try that one). However, their are some downfalls too. They need to take a lesson from paperscanfree Edition 1.5.5.3. It also does color, but when you select Acquire, it lets you scan from the glass, or document feeder. You do not have to go change your profile every time you get ready to scan something. Moreover, it has many other tools on the tool bar. For instance it will let you crop from the tool bar, and you can print without saving, or you can save it to the exact place you want. I think if NAPS2 would add the good features of PaperScanFreeEdition, I would rate them excellent." —nevergetany (a user), sourceforge.net
NAPS2 is a document scanning application with a focus on simplicity and ease of use. Scan your documents from WIA- and TWAIN-compatible scanners, organize the pages as you like, and save them as PDF, TIFF, JPEG, PNG, and other file formats.
   NAPS2 is currently available in 20 different languages. Want to see NAPS2 in your preferred language? Help translate! See the wiki for more details.

NAPS2Portable_5.4.0.paf
Size: 23.7 MB (24,887,296 bytes) Packed Size: 1.75 MB (1,835,008 bytes)
MD5: BEF0A14A8BCF2F99AEBEDDB79A1BDD58


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Requirements

Acknowledgements

NAPS2 scanner logo by Oxygen Team

Portability Notes

  • NAPS2 stores its settings in Windows data folder and writes non essential data to the registry while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.

About the Publisher

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