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by webfork
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Suggestions/Discussions
Topic: This app rocks! This app sucks! Does this work properly?
Replies: 7
Views: 637

Re: This app rocks! This app sucks! Does this work properly?

SYSTEM wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:10 am
"This app rocks" adds the app to your favorites, and "this app sucks" likewise removes it from there.
That's both an accurate and very clear explanation. Well done.
by webfork
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: PDF-XChange Editor
Replies: 34
Views: 58210

Re: PDF-XChange Editor

A really nice window management feature I hope I see elsewhere: move a tab to the side or lower half of a window. Just drag-and-drop a single tab and a 5-box object shows up in the center of your screen: https://i.imgur.com/YcMaEjx.png Point your mouse at one of the quadrants (in this case the lower...
by webfork
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: HandBrake - video conversion incl DVD and BluRay
Replies: 8
Views: 9063

Re: HandBrake - video conversion incl DVD and BluRay

Looks like after many years this has fulfilled the requirements for portability. It's actually been in this state for some time now but I hadn't checked on the program so I missed that fact. Download portable version and extract Rename portable.ini.template to portable.ini Without step 2, the progra...
by webfork
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Portable Hardware Discussion
Topic: USB-C cables ins and outs
Replies: 4
Views: 1792

Re: USB-C cables ins and outs

Either is or has relation to your link: https://www.businessinsider.com/everything-wrong-usb-c-cables-explained-which-cable-2018-11?op=1 I appreciate what the creators were trying to do and maybe their failure is as good as we could hope for, but there is a huge number of "old" cables going into lan...
by webfork
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Freeware That Are Not Portable
Topic: AlterPDF (PDF viewer and utilities)
Replies: 2
Views: 1367

Re: AlterPDF (PDF viewer and utilities)

Shame it's not portable, I would definitely get this added to the database. Thanks for testing. Should also note that the program has an integrated viewer, will print PDF files, and supports batch file processing. In particular, I'm curious about the PDF - to - Word functionality. Have you tested it...
by webfork
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Resources & Links
Topic: Wget for Windows
Replies: 33
Views: 56586

Re: Wget for Windows

nice GUI Yeah the image was broken for me, not sure why. The direct link fixes whatever issue: http://guerilla.bplaced.net/elGUI4Wget.png Also, it's worth checking out even if you don't care about WGET. This is some great frontend functionality that's easy to follow and remains connected to the fun...
by webfork
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Minetest: Free minecraft alternative
Replies: 21
Views: 21125

Re: Minetest: Free minecraft alternative

The issue is that I generally avoid programs that absolutely insist on an Internet connection. The main concern is that in a few years if development falls off and the program becomes vulnerable to attacks, requiring an internet connection basically makes the program unusable. After all, even ancien...
by webfork
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Portable Hardware Discussion
Topic: USB storage with fingerprint readers
Replies: 3
Views: 1942

Re: USB storage with fingerprint readers

cheaper than i would have expected at only $50 Agreed and it's likely to continue to drop in price now that they're reaching a wide audience. makes a lot of sense too for keeping data secure since a USB key is a lot easier to steal than say a laptop I'm not sure yet as I don't know the details of t...
by webfork
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Minetest: Free minecraft alternative
Replies: 21
Views: 21125

Re: Minetest: Free minecraft alternative

Midas wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:41 am
So, the the portability is enduring, then...
Looking back through the thread, it looks like an Internet connection was required. Can anyone confirm if that's still the case?
by webfork
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Google Hangouts going away
Replies: 3
Views: 3310

Re: Google Hangouts going away

I was looking for something suggesting that Google's constant project shutdown was hurting it's brand, but this might be more interesting: the average Google project life is 4 years.
by webfork
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: What tools do you use to test Portability?
Replies: 38
Views: 71940

Re: What tools do you use to test Portability?

JamieLanger wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:01 am
Any application that can hold its configs and setups separately can be portable.
I'm not sure what you mean by "separately" but I haven't found settings portability that functions well outside of the application folder.
by webfork
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Resources & Links
Topic: Device ejection no longer required in Win10
Replies: 0
Views: 711

Device ejection no longer required in Win10

For Windows 10, version 1809 and later, remote storage media such as flash drives and otherwise will now default to quick removal . This is important for portable users as you might: Enjoy no longer having to eject drives, which means this is a good change (convenience) Want the maximum performance ...
by webfork
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Update
Topic: Visual Subst [filesystem grafting utility; shareware from v2]
Replies: 4
Views: 2566

Re: Visual Subst

Midas wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:55 pm
I made this the official forum topic for Visual Subst and amended your post subject to better reflect it. Feel free to edit/revert.
Good addition, thanks
by webfork
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Portable Hardware Discussion
Topic: USB storage with fingerprint readers
Replies: 3
Views: 1942

USB storage with fingerprint readers

One of the ongoing problems with portable USB storage is security: it's difficult to wipe all data securely, hardware encryption is rarely simple, and running a program to do software encryption invites its own issues. I'd seen one a few years ago, but this one hit a reasonable price point and suppo...
by webfork
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: What tools do you use to test Portability?
Replies: 38
Views: 71940

Re: What tools do you use to test Portability?

It seems to me that just to test whether an app is portable, you don’t need anything. Just double click it and see if (UAC and) an installer appears. If it does, it’s not portable and you can block the installer. Alternatively and better still, try to run it from a USB stick, the definition of port...