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...

Monday, September 25, 2017

XRECODE3 Portable, a free audio file conversion program that supports a wide range of formats!
"XRECODE II is free and fully functional shareware, the one caveat being that to get rid of the nag dialog box when launching, registration is required and a license is only $15." —Brian Burgess, HowToGeek.com (12/2/09)
"What I like about this program is the simplicity of the interface coupled with some serious power it packs the hood (as well as the CUE splitting, which I occasionally sought out). I am also intrigued by the audio file splitting based on the automatic detection of gaps/silences in a big file." —Samer Kurdi, freewaregenius.com (Jul 16, 2008)
"This isn't a program aimed at novice users. There's no glossy interface, no attempt to hide jargon or advanced options: the opening screen is absolutely crammed with buttons, lists and checkboxes. But xrecode II isn't particularly difficult, either." —Mike Williams, PCAdvisor.co.uk (07 Apr 16)
XRECODE3 is audio converter, which supports most of the common audio formats, such as mp3, wav, flac, dsd, etc. It also supports extracting audio file from most video files as well as Audio-CD grabbing.

XRECODEPortable_1.66_32_64_bit.paf
Size: 121 MB (127,639,552 bytes) Packed Size: 42.8 MB (44,982,272 bytes)
MD5: C59C6A86DD14C47FA9FC6070C391171D


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Online Quick Guide

A good quick guide at How-To Geek.

Acknowledgements

XRECODE3 logo by techdeephouse.net.

Portability Notes

  • XRECODE3 writes non essential data to Windows registry and data folders while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.

About the Publisher

Purchase license!
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Evernote Portable, the workspace for your life’s work!
"If you're looking for a tool to keep all your writing, bookmarks, documents, and much more in one place, Evernote is a great tool to consider. Instead of jumping between apps, you can do it all in one place—and be sure you never forget anything." —Vicky Cassidy, Zapier.com (September 16, 2015)
"So, if you want to give Evernote another shot, try putting everything in it that you want to hang onto. The more you add, the more useful Evernote becomes. " —Whitson Gordon, lifehacker.com (3/12/13 9:00am)
"You can bend Evernote to your will and use it for practically anything, from recording meetings to marking up PDFs to keeping a daily diary. Evernote remains an essential tool for the modern age, though the company has been criticized a bit for rolling out too many features without making sure existing ones work flawlessly. " — Jill Duffy, PCMag.com (November 06, 2015)
Evernote is a powerful note taking application that makes it easy to capture ideas, images, contacts, and anything else you need to remember.
   Bring your life's work together in one digital workspace—available on all major mobile platforms and devices.

EvernotePortable_6.7.5.5825_32_64_bit.paf
Size: 234 MB (246,411,264 bytes) Packed Size: 69.8 MB (73,261,056 bytes)
MD5: 5C248EE91DF1CBE8FF26F8193FB08A10


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Requirements

  • Administrator privilege.
  • Internet connection and you might need to sign up for a free account.
  • More in the help.htm...

Alternative

You might like to try QOwnNotes as a fully free alternative.

Portability Notes

  • Evernote do not have portable mode. It stores its settings in Windows registry and writes non essential to Windows 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.

About the Publisher

Get Evernote Basic for free or upgrade to Plus or Premium
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Google Drive Portable, a safe place for all your files!
"With interface improvements and more features, Google Drive keeps getting better. In fact, it’s practically indispensable if you rely on Android or Chrome OS devices for your work." —Stuart Andrews, CloudPro.co.uk (22 Feb, 2015)
"...Google Drive is best suited to those wedded to the Google ecosystem, only really coming into its own if your company uses Gmail or relies on Google apps. For those who do most of their work in the traditional Microsoft Office apps, it has considerably weaker appeal... Performance is a little snappier after the initial device sync, but for those in the Windows world, we see few compelling reasons to trade OneDrive for Google’s offering." —Barry Collins, ITPro.co.uk (24 Mar, 2015)
"We would not recommend using Google Drive as a backup service because essential features are amiss such as automatic backups, scheduling or a decent way to select folders across your operating system. Is Google Drive worth it? Certainly, if your use of the service is limited. If you’re backing up huge amounts of data regularly, you might want to explore other online backup solutions." —Mauricio Prinzlau, Cloudwards.net
Google Drive is a cloud storage and file backup for photos, docs, and more.

GoogleDrivePortable_3.36.6884.5911.paf
Size: 53.4 MB (56,082,432 bytes) Packed Size: 40.9 MB (42,934,272 bytes)
MD5: CF14C74A3CC07581D5E41B5272FF53D8


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Read the help :)

  • Please read the help file first.
  • You have to manually reconfigure Google Drive each time you move or rename the portable app. folder.
  • Somehow Google Drive will crash Explorer on each first run—a dark screen with even task bar gone for a while—but not on subsequent start.
  • When closing/exiting, please watch your Task Manager—since it will take quite a while.

Portability Notes

  • Google Drive 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.

About the Publisher

Explore the Storage Features of Drive
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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Poedit Portable, Gettext Translations Editor!
"It becomes clear that anybody can work with it with great ease, including people with little or no previous exprience in the IT world." —Madalina Boboc, Softpedia.com (June 13th, 2015)
"Translation memory is hardly of any use. If you want translation memory and other assisted translation goodies, Lokalize is much better." —tabbernuk (a user), Sourceforge.net
"It is so good, really! I use this wonderful application for about all graphics for use in GUIs, websites etc" —jarvismorris , Sourceforge.net (05/27/2013)
Poedit is the best translations editor for translating apps and sites (that use gettext). Thanks to its distraction-free approach, you’ll translate faster and easier with it.

PoeditPortable_2.0.4_Build_5142.paf
Size: 58.7 MB (61,566,976 bytes) Packed Size: 16.3 MB (17,117,184 bytes)
MD5: 3776BCF6C8D78AAB26E0B2BC8193AAA8


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Windows XP/Vista — Legacy Release

Windows XP/Vista build PoeditPortable_1.8.12_Build_4474_rev_1_XP_Vista.paf
Size: 52.7 MB (55,328,768 bytes) Packed Size: 14.7 MB (15,421,440 bytes)
MD5: AC4956B78A041B33EA2AE2F2C819A839

GNU gettext Manual

Included: GNU gettext Manual (pdf).

Portability Notes

  • Poedit do not have portable mode. It stores its settings in Windows registry and 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

Star it at Github!
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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_55.1.0_English.paf
Size: 214 MB (224,567,296 bytes) Packed Size: 80.0 MB (83,976,192 bytes)
MD5: 2B974551C97F7071B7EAC54C84A6352B


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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.

About the Publisher

Help Support Waterfox
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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_5.3.3.1519.paf
Size: 162 MB (170,622,976 bytes) Packed Size: 62.9 MB (66,052,096 bytes)
MD5: 2E75D00B3BC783BB459A3DB70B71513B


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Requirements

  • Requires LINE Mobile on your smartphone.
  • Please read the help...

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.

About the Publisher

Buy any item you want for all LINE games easily on LINE STORE
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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

Watch calibre demo
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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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