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by JohnTHaller
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Windows 7 EOL
Replies: 21
Views: 12257

Re: Windows 7 EOL

Although I am not a user of Calibre myself, I thank you for the info and for the continued support of Windows 7 users, JohnTHaller . :pray: You're welcome. I try to make sure as many people can use stuff as possible for as long as possible. Same reason I do the dual mode apps with the last 32-bit v...
by JohnTHaller
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Windows 7 EOL
Replies: 21
Views: 12257

Re: Windows 7 EOL

AndTheWolf reports ( www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2119#comment31126 ) that in versions newer than v3.48, Calibre no longer supports Windows 7. It's a first, at least for me... :unamused: The current 4.21.0 release does run on a clean Windows 7 install fully updated with no other apps/libra...
by JohnTHaller
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Thunderbird - email and calendar client
Replies: 44
Views: 49436

Re: Thunderbird - email and calendar client

This article focuses on PGP because security or whatever, but I'm more interested in the various other items including dark mode, calendar and tasks integration, and new compose window. You can try out the new features using the Thunderbird Portable Test channel, which packages the 78.0 release. It...
by JohnTHaller
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: BOINC - donate your processor cycles
Replies: 3
Views: 8793

Re: BOINC Portable

We also released Folding @ home last week, which has COVID-19 work units as well: https://portableapps.com/news/2020-04-0 ... 1-released
by JohnTHaller
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: SeaMonkey Portable
Replies: 43
Views: 73386

Re: SeaMonkey Portable

Just wanted to update this thread and say that Seamonkey 2.53.1 was released about a month ago, but the PA.com version is still on 2.49.5. The update is coming shortly. The Seamonkey launcher needs to be reworked and tested to handle Mozilla's proprietary mzla format the way the recent releases of ...
by JohnTHaller
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: PLEASE READ THIS IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO LOGIN
Replies: 10
Views: 81035

Re: Changes to site cookie settings

I want to report that portablefreeware forum login is not working in Firefox 52 and below firefox based other browsers. It's failing in Firefox 74 as well, even with uBlock and Firefox Enhanced Tracking Protection disabled. You'll need to clear all portablefreeware.com and www.portablefreeware.com ...
by JohnTHaller
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Update
Topic: CDex - audio conversion and CD ripper
Replies: 20
Views: 32674

Re: CDex - audio conversion and CD ripper

CDex 1.7.0 was the last open source version. The source code was removed in 2015. We still have it available for download here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/portab ... urce/CDEx/

You can still download CDex Portable 1.7 as well as a complete package.
by JohnTHaller
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Update
Topic: CDex - audio conversion and CD ripper
Replies: 20
Views: 32674

Re: CDex - audio conversion and CD ripper

The bits considered as malicious are a part of the installer. CDex Portable will download the installer and extract the files, protecting you from the bundleware. It may still trigger your antivirus even though the installer isn't run. The files within the installer itself are verified clean before ...
by JohnTHaller
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Update
Topic: Defraggler Updates
Replies: 64
Views: 60559

Re: Defraggler Updates

vevy wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:49 pm

Windows offers dedicated defragmentation functions for software developers
And these are not subject to change?
When there are changes, they're nearly always backwards compatible. That's why jkDefrag still works fine.
by JohnTHaller
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: CCleaner Portable
Replies: 60
Views: 79358

Re: CCleaner Portable

Unfortunately, I think this sort of thing will keep happening. That's one reason we scan all the apps we release and hash them, comparing the hash to the download on the user's end. That way even if the publisher gets hacked, the PA.c Platform will refuse to run the installer. Fun fact: At least two...
by JohnTHaller
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Update
Topic: Defraggler Updates
Replies: 64
Views: 60559

Re: Defraggler Updates

For folks who'd like it automated, I added dfgPortable, an automatic portable installer for Defraggler: https://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/dfgportable
by JohnTHaller
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Update
Topic: Defraggler Updates
Replies: 64
Views: 60559

Re: Defraggler Updates

vevy wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:03 pm
Can't we keep "the last portable version"? They don't seem to be getting any attention anyway, so they might as well be the last actual versions.
Redistribution of most Piriform apps is prohibited by the license agreement.
by JohnTHaller
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Resources & Links
Topic: Brave (multi-platform web browser)
Replies: 29
Views: 46778

Re: Brave (multi-platform web browser)

Supposedly there is a portable version here: https://portapps.io/apps/ Many of the programs here aren`t really portable. When I ran brave it created a load of directories in the appData folder, but when I deleted them they didn`t come back. So, could be portable, not sure. The programs here use Yam...
by JohnTHaller
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Thunderbird - email and calendar client
Replies: 44
Views: 49436

Re: Thunderbird news

In AppData, I get the folders Local\Thunderbird\updates and Roaming\Thunderbird\Pending Pings. I use the following add-ons: Lightning, Manually Sort Folders, ImportExportTools. Thunderbird Portable is located on a different partition than the system (and AppData). I never had an installed version o...
by JohnTHaller
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Firefox Portable
Replies: 149
Views: 335380

Re: Firefox Portable

You can use the built in updater but it will leave some empty folders behind on the local machine. The best thing to do is update the whole app. This is automatic and super-easy with the PortableApps.com Platform and takes just a handful of steps without it: https://portableapps.com/support/portable...