PortableApps.com Platform v29.1.1 Updated

Ennovy on 9 Feb 2024
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Feb 2024
  • Suggested by gp_hbk

PortableApps.com Platform is an all-in-one tool for portable software download, management and updating. An included launcher shows nested folders organized automatically by function or favorite status, as well as a cascading app view on right-click of the tray icon. The program's appearance can be customized with transparency and several color, texture, and background options.

Other tools include a find-as-you-type search functionality, available cloud installation, drive error checker, backup/restore utility, portable fonts, automatic application closing on shutdown and more. The program can also work with portable software outside of the PortableApps format (see Extract instructions).

Functional in 64-bit and WINE, includes broad language support and proxy support.

Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download and run the portable installer
  2. Options are provided to extract to the local PC, connected portable drives, cloud drives, and custom directories
  3. Launch Start.exe

To add non-PortableApps applications place the program in its own subfolder under the \PortableApps subfolder and press F5 or restart. The new app will appear in the launcher menu under Other.
Similar/alternative apps: AutoRun LWMenu
What's new? See: https://portableapps.com/platform/changelog

24 comments on PortableApps.com Platform  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

shnbwmn 2018-05-10 03:26

Latest version (v15.0) now supports .NET programs, the first of which appears to be KeePass Professional (or 2.x).



webfork 2013-03-16 15:13

ihateu: checker got it


ihateyou 2013-03-15 21:39

The PortableApps Platform has been updated (a few times) since this was last updated.
I believe the current version is 11.2 (also there is a version 12 beta, I think its Beta 2)

Please update this listing!


mrpink 2011-12-16 20:53

Nevermind, i only wanted to change utorrent icon to the old square one that i like. The new design is awesome!


JohnTHaller 2011-12-15 16:13

mrpink: If you set the menu as RemainVisible, the tray icon can still be used to show/hide the menu. If you mean the tray icon in addition to the taskbar icon on Windows 7, that will be an advanced setting shortly where you can pick either or. The ability to change an app's icon is on the list and will be debuting shortly. In the meantime, you can always use something like XN Resource Editor Portable to change an app's icon, which is in our app store.


mrpink 2011-12-14 21:20

I just realised that i can not change the icon of an application? Bammer...


mrpink 2011-12-14 19:31

Any way to disable/hide tray icon? If the menu is always visible it's unnecessary


Banshee 2010-09-29 08:40

"Donald: that will mean no more exe's added by just adding"

Wrong, exes are supported.

Dont get me wrong, I was a loyal Pstart fan, but I got tired of having to update the apps, or jump through hoops to make them truly portable or stealth (download the app, extract with uni-extract, create an ini file called blah blah)

PA is still far from perfect, drag and drop app sorting and folders are a sorely missed option (although I group by renaming the apps 1 - APPNAME, 2 - APPNAME etc).

However, the ability to search the PA site, download an app, simply click install on the PA menu and know that all the installation and setup is taken care of is a BIG plus in my book. Removing apps is just as easy, and the latest version now contains an automatic application updater!!!

Development of the app seems to have picked up with a new motivation which is very welcome and I look forward to new features with high hopes.


webfork 2010-09-15 19:46

Other launcher programs have a lot more features but this program is more directed at the average user who doesn't need a lot of features and options. The integrated search is Window's own search program, which is far from ideal; I hope a more powerful alternative gets added eventually. Also, to get applications into the menu, you have to store them in the PortableApps submenu. If there are executable files below that subdirectory, they won't show up the viewer.

applelzy@yahoo.com 2009-10-13 09:14

Not working even run the extract file. Could anyone tell me where should I extract to? Which directory? TQ

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