Tuesday, October 31, 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...

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Chromium Portable, lightweight (cognitively and physically) and fast browser!
"Chrome is viewed by many to have a reputation for security, but a lot of security experts actually take the view that Chromium is superior in this respect... 'Chrome's code has to be able to tie into Flash Player, for instance,'... 'So more code is involved to integrate with other third-party products. This all introduces more complexities and more code paths.'" —Jack M. Germain, LinuxInsider.com (Nov 26, 2013 5:00 AM PT)
Chromium is the open-source web browser project from which Google Chrome draws its source code. The browsers share the majority of code and features, though there are some minor differences in features and they have different licensing.
   "What’s the Difference Between Chromium and Chrome?" by Chris Hoffman, HowtoGeek.com, Published 11/25/14.

ChromiumPortable_64.0.3244.0_Dev_32_64_bit.paf
Size: 378 MB (397,385,728 bytes) Packed Size: 107 MB (112,717,824 bytes)
MD5: 5239DAEC3EE0DD14457ED4833F411FED


More releases...

Portable plugins and other NPAPI-friendly browsers

Chromium portable and Chromium-Nik portable compatibility

  • You can upgrade our Chromium-Nik's build portable 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 and data folder while running.
  • Flash Player and IE Tab addon—if installed—writes to Windows registry and data folder while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.

Acknowledgements

About the Publisher

Bug Life Cycle and Reporting Guidelines
Motivate Chromium development, follow them around the Web!

Cyberduck Portable, Libre FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, S3, Backblaze B2, Azure & OpenStack Swift browser for Mac and Windows!
"One noteworthy aspect is that you can view a history of all connected servers. It maintains a list of account configurations for each server, making it easy to connect with any of them right away" —Usman Javaid, AddictiveTips.com (October 05, 2010)
"I use this on my windows pc and my macbook. excellent ftp app. Most other FTP application's I've used have horrific convoluted interfaces (COUGH FILEZILLA/CUTEFTP COUGH), but cyberduck has a very intuitive and simple interface, its a pleasure to use for simple FTP tasks. I highly recommend this application to anyone looking for an ftp app that actually has a user friendly interface." —bwat47 (a user), Sourceforge.net (04/01/2014)
"Overall, Cyberduck 4 is fast, featureful, and friendly. And though you can use it for free if you download it from the developer’s site, it’s well worth it to donate some money, if only to keep such a great FTP client available to all." — Dan Moren, Macworld.com (17 Jun 11)
Cyberduck is an open source file browser and transfer client for FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Cloud Files, Google Docs and Amazon S3 storage accounts.
   In addition to file transfers it offers account management features including setting of ACLs, S3 bucket versioning, Akamai and CloudFront configurations and more.

CyberduckPortable_6.2.9.26659.paf
Size: 96.7 MB (101,498,880 bytes) Packed Size: 24.1 MB (25,329,664 bytes)
MD5: 6D5BB6F4A186FD185DE76DD0560FCC16


More releases...

Requirements

Requires .NET Framework 2.0.

Free WebDAV hostings

Portability Notes

  • Cyberduck 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

Donate now!
Motivate Cyberduck development, follow them around the Web!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

MPC-BE Portable, Media Player Classic With Better UI & More Options!
"If you want the features of MPC with some added eye candy that brings its UI out of the 90s, give MPC-BE a shot. ...according to its developer – not only looks better than MPC, but also performs faster. Furthermore, MPC-BE isn’t merely about new looks; the developer has also thrown a bunch of extra features into the mix." —Waqas Ahmed, addictivetips.com (January 02, 2013)
"One outstanding feature of MPC-BE that makes it preferable to MPC-HC is that Shoutcast and Icecast track info is displayed in the information bar. ...after disabling the internal http/udp source filter I could use the LAV Splitter Source to play Shoutcast streams. This suggests that you could use the LAV Splitter Source to play rtsp/rtp streams... I cannot navigate DVDs using the mouse in the menus inside the video window and I cannot select the title or chapter menu from 'Navigate' in the menu bar. ... The built in FLV1/4 video decoder is useless because of freezing and dropped frames and CPU usage goes to 100%." —xtremetic (a user), sourceforge.net (date)
Media Player Classic - BE is a free and open source audio and video player for Windows.
   Media Player Classic - BE is based on the original "Media Player Classic" project (Gabest) and "Media Player Classic Home Cinema" project (Casimir666), contains additional features and bug fixes.

MPC-BEPortable_1.5.1_32_64_bit.paf
Size: 170 MB (178,257,920 bytes) Packed Size: 33.0 MB (34,631,680 bytes)
MD5: 12BAA17F8603BF1050E4B78C70F7195A


More releases...

Portability Notes

  • MPC-BE is 100% portable.

About the Publisher

Share on social media!
Motivate MPC-BE development, follow them around the Web!

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_55.2.2_64_bit_English.paf
Size: 214 MB (224,575,488 bytes) Packed Size: 80.1 MB (83,992,576 bytes)
MD5: 513D5FAFBB596603C220D5F01ED07022


More releases...

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
Motivate Waterfox development, follow them around the Web!

Wireshark Portable, the network protocol analyzer (with the industry-standard Windows packet capture library)!
"Finding fault with Wireshark is tough, but for the enterprise user the glaring issue is the lack of formal documentation and support. ... Wireshark is the defacto standard for open source network analysis." —Jack Wallen, TechRepublic.com (August 17, 2009, 12:43 AM PST)
"I can tell you, it's not only free, it's does so much more than most of the competition. ...keeping one step ahead of (or at least on the same page as) the bad guys by using analysis tools like Wireshark gives you that much more of an edge in keeping your network secure as well as running at top efficiency." —Samara Lynn, PCMag.com (February 18, 2010)
"There is no denial that Wireshark features an impressive amount of features, all of them aimed at power users. ...it is a complex and very capable analyzer, comparable and, in some cases, better than paid solutions." —Ionut Ilascu, Softpedia.com (January 23rd, 2014 21:21 GMT)
Wireshark solves the problem of being able to analyze network traffic on any size network. Wireshark does this with the power often found in more costly tools, but for free.
   So any IT department in need of a powerful network analyzer, but without the budget to purchase such power, can turn to Wireshark and miss nary a feature.

WiresharkPortable_2.4.2_32_64_bit.paf
Size: 330 MB (346,927,104 bytes) Packed Size: 82.0 MB (86,056,960 bytes)
MD5: AB8AF1D3ADB37F61AEA98EB74E399C59


More releases...

Wireshark for Windows 2003/NT 32/64 bit — Legacy Release

Wireshark portable build for Windows 2003 Server/NT 5.2 WiresharkPortable_1.12.13_32_64_bit_rev_1_Win2003_NT_5.2.paf
Size: 199 MB (209,248,256 bytes) Packed Size: 42.9 MB (45,043,712 bytes)
MD5: 36E1F3E7E935595E9613DA4EE443A075

Wireshark for Windows XP 32/64 bit — Legacy Release

Wireshark portable build for Windows XP WiresharkPortable_1.10.14_32_64_bit_rev_1_XP_NT_5.1.paf
Size: 204 MB (214,597,632 bytes) Packed Size: 39.8 MB (41,811,968 bytes)
MD5: 55EE76C3F3890406720667EA658D5086

Requirements

  • WinPcap, included for Windows XP and up (NDIS 5.x driver model) and Windows 7 and up—including Windows 10 (NDIS 6.x driver model),
  • USBPcap. USBPcap requires Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3033929), get it online: 32-bit or 64-bit.
  • More in the help file...

Portability Notes

  • Wireshark stores some settings in Windows registry and 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

Troubleshooting with Wireshark
By Laura Chappell
Motivate Wireshark development, follow them around the Web!

B1 Free Archiver Portable, most friendly and simple free file archiver!
"We extracted ZIP and 7Z files and also compressed and uncompressed archives in the B1 format. Pop-ups simplify the process of setting up each step. We also like the B1 format’s powerful compression ratio. As we noted, we’re impressed by B1 Free Archiver. Anyone looking for a good compression utility should give it a try." —CNET staff, download.cnet.com (April 17, 2013)
"Users should have absolutely no problem adjusting to working with B1 Free Archiver. It is simple and offers the exact options that a beginner would need but it also caters for the more seasoned ones. However, it is slower than other solutions in carrying out the tasks and in some cases, it needs plenty of RAM." —Ionut Ilascu, softpedia.com (July 9th, 2013 20:21 GMT)
"The program looks very clean and is a pleasure to use it, but supports only ZIP and B1 as compression formats. A major plus is that provides versions for many operating systems and mobile devices. Also, their native .b1 file extension supports a high compression ratio." —topattack.com (date)
B1 Free Archiver is a 100% free archive manager. Supports most popular formats - b1, zip, jar, xpi, rar, 7z, arj, bz2, cab, deb, gzip, tgz, iso, lzh, lha, lzma, rpm, tar, xar, z, dmg and others.
   Works with split and password-protected archives, serves perfectly as a file manager.

B1FreeArchiverPortable_1.7.120.paf
Size: 91.6 MB (96,079,872 bytes) Packed Size: 27.4 MB (28,758,016 bytes)
MD5: EB0B5EF5050568FEFB4DECC0F09574D1


More releases...

Features

7-Zip don't support this .b1 archive format.

Portability Notes

  • B1 Free Archiver do not have portable mode. It stores its settings in Windows registry 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

B1 Online Archiver
Motivate B1 Free Archiver development, follow them around the Web!

Venis Portable, Visual Environment for Nullsoft Install System (NSIS)!
"Venis IX Features include Advanced syntax highlighting, key word api tips, functions and sections folding, compiler goto error support, a multiple document interface with a file toolbar, and more. Venis IX works with all versions of NSIS." —Softpedia.com
Venis is a Visual Environment for Nullsoft Install System (NSIS). The Venis IX environment makes creating and maintaining NSIS install scripts quick and easy.

VenisPortable_2.2.5.paf
Size: 3.00 MB (3,153,920 bytes) Packed Size: 1.03 MB (1,081,344 bytes)
MD5: A005E0838C2D3EAA62CE814BE1102558


More releases... More releases...

Acknowledgements

Venis logo modified from Jan T. Sott (idleberg).

Portability Notes

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

Hire Mandato Consulting!
Motivate Venis development, follow them around the Web!

Krita Portable, Digital Painting. Creative Freedom!
"...I think the major one is that Krita is a DIGITAL PAINTING program, and thats all it tries to be.  They aren’t trying to make a photo editor, thats why GIMP exists.  They aren’t trying to be Photoshop, they’re trying to be better." —jackthevulture (a user), tumblr.com
"The brush engine is pretty amazing. You have absolute control over your brushes allowing you to create effects and strokes really easy and fast. The interface, although a bit dated in its looks, is pretty well structured with docks that you can move around to create your own workspace. This is something that is very reminiscent of Photoshop..." Kev Z. (a user), G2Crowd.com (April 15, 2016)
"All the likeness compared to photoshop, huge amount of features and very fast. Much Faster tha photoshop for painting. ... Another Huge feature is the ability to use .PSD file format, so you can still maintain total flexibility with other people's work." —reberson a. (a user), G2Crowd.com (May 06, 2016)
Krita is a FREE sketching and painting program to create concept art, texture or matte painting, illustrations and comics, and more...

KritaPortable_3.3.1_32_64_bit.paf
Size: 400 MB (420,016,128 bytes) Packed Size: 89.4 MB (93,806,592 bytes)
MD5: C4B9D587EA8F4FB796F9C592C17EB762


KRITA Documentation (7-Zip compressed archive, May 31, 2016)
Size: 354 MB (371,904,512 bytes) Packed Size: 117 MB (123,580,416 bytes)
MD5: 03E5FA7D74575F5C16476D50AC562414


More releases...

Documentation

  • KRITA Documentation is dowloaded with HTTrack, provided separately from the portable app. since it has deep folder structure that PortableApps.com Installer can't handle.
  • Open KRITA Documentation\docs.krita.org\index.html to begin reading.
  • We also add incomplete official PDF documentation, read them from the help file.

Portability Notes

  • Krita stores settings in Windows data folders while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.

Acknowledgements

We make use of PortableApps.com's Krita portable configuration. But the official Krita portable actually still stores settings—although small in size—in Windows data folders.

About the Publisher

Check out all of the Krita merchandise and training material!
Motivate Krita development, follow them around the Web!