Tuesday, November 21, 2017

BitLord Portable, the easiest torrent downloader!
"Overall, I like BitLord because it seems to have plenty of useful features without leaving it too confusing to use. This means it can be the sole torrent client for anyone and everyone." —Stacy Fisher, freebies.About.com (July 30, 2015)
"...if you care only about file-sharing, BitLord will do the trick." —Preston Gralla, PCWorld.com (Oct 9, 2007 12:00 AM)
"Its OK. on par with bit Torrent and U torrent and Vuse" —PJL (a user), download.CNET.com (January 05, 2014)
BitLord is a p2p file-sharing program fully compatible with torrent files, which is one of the most popular p2p protocol designed for high-speed distribution of 100MB or GB-sized files.

Size: 185 MB (194,764,800 bytes) Packed Size: 54.0 MB (56,700,928 bytes)

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Portability Notes

  • BitLord 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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Monday, November 20, 2017

List of Clean, Official Portable Applications
We at ~thumbapps~ don't just make portable version of any freeware or free & open source software/FOSS. There are usually some criteria to start a portable work:
  1. It's not available at PortableApps.com/PA.c.
  2. It's available at PA.c, but not as full-standalone-offline package—but online installer which would requires Internet connection. Most people don't have that kind of easy and relatively cheap access to Internet—especially in most of developing and usually corrupt... :) countries around the world. These people—including us—prefer to download anything via resumeable and accelerated downloader like FDM/Free Download Manager or uTorrent, for example. Online installer usually just way too slow and unresumeable :(—yes, Internet connection in our countries sometimes just disconnected for no apparent reasons.
  3. It's available at PA.c, but we think we can add some value to our version, for example our Opera portable browser—stable, beta, and developer editions—can be updated to the next build from within the portable app.
  4. The publisher provides portable version, but some features missing. Like for example Bandizip portable, the official version only in 32-bit and the context menu—which is essential for most users—is disabled.
  5. The publisher provides portable version, but it's still unclean. It still writes some settings to the registry and/or Windows data folders.
But along the way, we found some official portable versions that are actually clean and we can ~just run it~ without much additional portablization. And this blog article is written for this purpose.
   As of Nov, 2017 we have listed almost 70 clean official apps and almost 300 of portable apps release, so you have almost 400 portable applications available for you just from thumbapps.org!
   Here's the list by category, we'll add more as our portablization journey continues, only if God wills!

Nov 20, 2017Added BurnCDCC, Immersive Explorer, Kaseto, QuranCode
Nov 8, 2017Added DMDE (DM Disk Editor and Data Recovery), VisualWget
Nov 4, 2017Added Privacy Eraser
Jul 19, 2017Added SQLiteSpy
Jul 15, 2017Added Ultrasurf
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Accessibility category icon Accessibility

NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access), a free screen reader which enables blind and vision impaired people to use computers. It is handy to use with Adobe Digital Editions portable.

Development category icon Development

Bat to Exe Converter,* converts batch-script files to executable files.
HxD, Hex and disk editor.
Notepad++, a free (as in "free speech" and also as in "free lunch") source code editor and Notepad replacement.
Regshot, a small, free and open-source registry snapshot compare utility.
ResEdit, resource editor.
Resource Hacker, view, modify, add, rename and delete resources in Win32 executables and resource.
SQLiteSpy icon SQLiteSpy, a compact GUI database manager for SQLite.

Education category icon Education

QTranslate, multiple online translator engine.
QuranCode icon QuranCode, a Qur'an numerical and similarity research tool.
Zekr, an Open Source Qur'an study project.

Games category icon Games

~not yet

Graphics and Pictures category icon Graphics and Pictures

GifCam, easy and fun animated gif making app.
Greenshot,* screenshot/screen capture.
NexusImage, image viewer.
PhotoFiltre, image editor.
XMind, mind mapping schema editor.

Internet category icon Internet

Cyberfox, 32/64-bit Firefox browser variant.
HexChat, IRC client.
Pale Moon, 32/64-bit Firefox browser variant with classic user interface.
RSS Guard, RSS/Atom newsreader.
VisualWget icon VisualWget, Wget for Windows download manager GUI.
Whatsie, WhatsApp for Desktop.

Music and Video category icon Music and Video

Kaseto icon Kaseto, bare down simple audio player (.NET 4.5).
LameXP, audio encoder front-end.
MediaInfoXP, unified display of tag data for video and audio files.
MKVcleaver,* MKV files batch extraction.
MKVToolNix, Matroska/MKV video container format utilities.
MusicBee, music collections manager.
Pazera Video Converters Suite/Free Audio Video Pack, collection of portable multimedia converters.
SubRip, DVD subtitles ripper.
SubtitleEdit, free open source subtitle editor.
TagScanner, audio file tag editor.
TAudioConverter, CD ripper, audio converter and extractor.
VideoSubFinder, hardsub/hard subtitles OCR and ripper.
Volume², advanced Windows volume control.
VSRip, VobSub subtitles ripper.
XMedia Recode, audio and video converter.

Office category icon Office

NAPS2 (Not Another PDF Scanner 2), scans documents to PDF and other file types.
PDF-XChange Viewer, PDF reader.
PDFSAM/PDF Split and Merge, basic PDF split and merge.
SoftMaker FreeOffice,* free word processor (TextMaker), spreadsheet (PlanMaker), and presentation (Presentations) suite. Don't forget to get your free serial number first.
STDU Viewer, Viewer/reader supporting TIFF/Tagged Image File, DjVu, PDF/Portable Document Format, Fiction Book, Open XML Paper Specification, Comic Book Archive file, Text, PalmDoc, MOBI/AZW documents, EPub documents formats.
SumatraPDF, reader supporting CHM, Comic Book, DjVu, EPUB, Fiction Book, Mobi, PalmDoc, PDF, XPS formats.

Security category icon Security

KeePass, a free, open source password manager.
WiFi Guard, keep your Wi-Fi network secure.
Ultrasurf icon Ultrasurf, anti-censorship, pro-privacy software.

Utilities category icon Utilities

BleachBit, frees disk space and tirelessly guards your privacy.
BurnCDCC icon BurnCDCC, CD/DVD/BD ISO burner.
CCleaner CCleaner, registry and junk files cleaner.
CloneApp, Windows app settings backup.
Cubic Explorer, multi-tab Windows file manager.
Defraggler, hard disk defragmenter.
DiskXS, virtual floppy disk.
DMDE/DM Disk Editor and Data Recovery icon DMDE/DM Disk Editor and Data Recovery,* data searching, editing, and recovery.
Everything, find files and folders instantly.
FileMenu Tools, customize Windows Explorer context menu.
FixWin, repair problems and issues with a click.
FreeFileSync, synchronize files and folders, backup software (the installer has portable installation option).
Immersive Explorer icon Immersive Explorer, Modern UI file explorer (.NET 4.5).
MultiHasher,* a freeware file hash calculator (make sure to create a file named User Preferences.json in the application main folder).
NTLite, Windows ISO slipstreamer.
Open Hardware Monitor, hardware sensors monitor.
Privacy Eraser icon Privacy Eraser, browsing history deletion, PC optimization and cleanup.
Q-Dir, a good file manager with an amazing Quadro-view technique.
Rainmeter,* desktop customization tool.
Securable, checks 64-bit readiness and security features.
TTclock, transparent digital desktop clock + alarm clock, timer, stopwatch.
UltraFileSearchLite, quickly find Files, Folders and Text on your Local, Network, DVD, CD-ROM, USB Hard or Flash Drives.
Universal USB Installer, Live Linux USB Creator.
UsbTreeView, shows the USB device tree.
Windows App Boss, Windows Store Apps/Modern Apps uninstaller.
WinSplit, multiple screen/splitter.
YUMI, multiboot USB creator.

*Creates %appdata%\Microsoft\HTML Help folder if user opens the help file, but otherwise clean.

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.

Size: 380 MB (399,413,248 bytes) Packed Size: 97.3 MB (102,084,608 bytes)
MD5: 7F4CFC2221BBE4FC72EE2D35798DF26D

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OBS Classic  OBS Classic — Legacy Release

Size: 337 MB (354,136,064 bytes) Packed Size: 88.0 MB (92,327,936 bytes)
MD5: BBE88F0A8B7F4F56B0AD7C9C6E85B6F8

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Portability Notes

  • OBS is 100% portable.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Adobe Digital Editions Portable, Optimize your reading experience with this free reading app, now with EPUB 3 support!
"Adobe’s e-book reader sends your reading logs back to Adobe—in plain text. Digital Editions even tracks which pages you've read. It might break a New Jersey Law." —Sean Gallagher, ArsTechnica.com (Oct 8, 2014)
"Adobe spies on readers: 'EVERY page you turn, EVERY book you own' leaked back to base. App sends data over the net unencrypted" —Iain Thomson, theRegister.co.uk (7 Oct 2014)
"Nevertheless, the app is convenient, enabling any kind of users to read their favorite eBooks on the screen, as long as they have EPUB or PDF file extensions." —Elena Opris, Softpedia.com (February 12th, 2015)
Adobe Digital Editions software offers an engaging way to view and manage media rich eBooks and other digital publications.

Size: 22.7 MB (23,846,912 bytes) Packed Size: 7.96 MB (8,347,648 bytes)
MD5: DD9E50CE0B051B13549A456A7C08B0A8

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Adobe Digital Editions for Windows XP or later  Adobe Digital Editions for Windows XP or later — Legacy Release

Size: 18.1 MB (19,017,728 bytes) Packed Size: 5.86 MB (6,148,096 bytes)
MD5: BF11A027E15C799B960A883A6FB0D896

Size: 17.6 MB (18,489,344 bytes) Packed Size: 5.64 MB (5,922,816 bytes)
MD5: 1F054028DBAA8BDDB2A74D25273F2A69


Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 online installer or full package.

Audible Reader

If you want to use audible reader, you can get NonVisual Desktop Access/NVDA. The installer has portable option, and it's really clean—no registry or data folder created on local computer.

Portability Notes

  • Adobe Digital Editions 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

Sample eBook Library
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Kodi/XBMC Portable, Open Source Home Theater Software!
"If you're looking to use a box for streaming content to your television, then Kodi (or XBMC as it was previously known) is one of the best pieces of software out there to use." —Jon Porter, techradar.com (Jan 16, 2017)
"In fact, many of the most popular Kodi add-ons — like Exodus, 1Channel, Sports Devil, and others that let you watch paid TV without paying — are of highly questionable legality. So much so that, if you use these add-ons without also using a VPN with Kodi to stream safely and privately, you’re taking a big risk. " —
Lyn Atwood, wTVPC.com (September 9, 2016)
"Kodi Is the Best Multimedia Player out there" —TheMatthew562 (a user), Download.com (September 23, 2016)
Kodi (formally known as XBMC) is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub.

Size: 165 MB (173,400,064 bytes) Packed Size: 60.8 MB (63,815,680 bytes)
MD5: AA69245EA299E4CF05BC209C366F63BF

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Read the help first :)

  • Requires Internet connection—real fast one!
  • More in the help.htm...

Portability Notes

  • Kodi is 100% portable.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Audacious Portable, An Advanced Audio Player!
"Audacious is a lightweight audio player that focuses on doing one job well. ... It plays all popular formats, including MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, WAV, WMA, MIDI and a variety of MOD formats. IT also handles playlists in the standard WinAmp format, as used by just about everything. ... Audacious does what a music player should, plays music and keeps out of the way." —Neil Bothwick, techadvisor.co.uk (21 Aug 2017)
"Audacious is a classic music player at heart that has not felt the need to weigh itself down with an assortment of unnecessary options. ... My audacious uses only 18.5 MB of RAM. It has a Winamp visualization style that's very minimized and convenient. ... No bit perfect output past 24bit" —slant.co
"Audacious is an ... audio player that ...focuses on providing a clean and intuitive playback environment, low usage of CPU and memory resources, playlists, LADSPA effects, and plugins." —Ana Marculescu, softpedia.com (May 26th, 2015 15:31 GMT)
Audacious is a descendant of XMMS, plays your music how you want it, without stealing away your computer’s resources from other tasks.
   Listen to CD’s or stream music from the Internet. Enjoy the modern GTK-themed interface or change things up with Winamp Classic skins.
   Use the plugins included with Audacious to fetch lyrics for your music, to set an alarm in the morning, and more.

Size: 50.0 MB (52,465,664 bytes) Packed Size: 14.7 MB (15,470,592 bytes)
MD5: C6D6B59A16C558E845135C50589869E2

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Portability Notes

Audacious is 100% portable.

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Clementine Portable, a cross-platform music player inspired by Amarok 1.4!
"Put simply, Clementine delivers what it promises: simplicity. There’s nothing fancy here, ...but it can handle virtually any music format that you can throw at it, lossy or lossless. It did fail to play one of my albums which has a higher bit-rate than most other lossless files, ...." —John Thompson, zath.co.uk (3 September 2011)
"Considering its myriad of features and configuration properties, Clementine is definitely an audio player worth taking into account as the go-to application for music playback, one that would live up to Winamp's name and surpass it." —Elena Opris, Softpedia.com (November 29th, 2013 16:01 GMT)
"Clementine is one of the most versatile music player applications out there. ... But that’s not all. Clementine can also directly search and play the songs uploaded to a variety of cloud storage services, such as Dropbox and Google Drive." —Rajat Sharma, Beebom.com (March 30, 2016)
Clementine is a modern multiplatform music player and library organizer inspired by Amarok 1.4, focusing on a fast and easy-to-use interface for searching and playing your music.

Size: 69.7 MB (73,150,464 bytes) Packed Size: 20.8 MB (21,889,024 bytes)

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Release Notes

1.3.1 rev 1: Completely revised launcher, we recommend to do a fresh installation rather than upgrading the previous release. Sorry... :)

Portability Notes

  • Clementine writes Qt-related Windows registry while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.

About the Publisher

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Rocket.Chat Portable, have your own Slack like team chat!
"Rocket.Chat is one of the most feature-rich open-source Slack alternatives, featuring group chat, direct messaging, private rooms, desktop notifications, media embedding, link previews, file uploading, voice/video chat, screensharing, and more." —John Light, okTurtles.com (November 2, 2015)
"It's compatible with Slack in Integrations AND you can import your Slack file into RocketChat so the transition is seamless." —a user, g2crowd.com (July 27, 2016)
"For an app that could be the “WordPress of Chat”, can you afford not to give it a try?" —JON, Obviate.io (2015-09-25)
Rocket.Chat is a Slack-like team communication client with group messages and video calls to helpdesk killer features.

Size: 268 MB (281,276,416 bytes) Packed Size: 66.6 MB (69,840,896 bytes)
MD5: A897A1CCA3C96956726D241BD7019D52

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Portability Notes

  • Rocket.Chat 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.

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OpenShot Portable, simple, powerful, and free video editor!
"To my mind, OpenShot strikes just the right balance between features and complexity. I formerly used Apple's iMovie HD video editor... OpenShot is what iMovie 08 should have been. ... One of the best things about OpenShot is that it integrates well with two other fabulous open-source programs: the Inkscape vector-editing program and the Blender 3D animation program." —Phil Shapiro, PCWorld (Jun 17, 2011 1:15 PM)
"OpenShot, one of the popular and promising non-linear open-source video editing projects, ...improved stability, 3D animated titles (powered by Blender), cursor transitions, new audio/video effects, time-line improvements, an improved theme engine, and new DVD export, among other changes." —Michael Larabel, phoronix.com (23 September 2010 at 03:56 AM EDT)
OpenShot is a free, simple-to-use, feature-rich video editor.
   Easily add sub-titles, transitions, and effects, and then export your film to DVD, YouTube, Vimeo, Xbox 360, and many other common formats.

Size: 436 MB (457,699,328 bytes) Packed Size: 128 MB (134,361,088 bytes)
MD5: 8E8EEA70015B26A0EA29AB65B536E5A0

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Online manual included—courtesy of HTTrack :)

Portability Notes

  • OpenShot do not have portable mode. But it supports Windows environment variable redirection that force it to store its whole data folder into the portable Data folder.
  • You can help by sending request to the official developer to add "portable mode" to their future release.

About the Publisher

Jonathan Thomas is creating OpenShot Video Editor
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