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Google Chrome Portable v65.0.3325.162 Updated

billon on 17 Mar 2018
  • 150MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by JohnTHaller

Google Chrome is a minimalistic browser designed for simplicity and speed. Its appearance and capabilities can be extended with themes and extensions. The rendering and underlying code is similar to Apple's Safari browser.

Available for Mac, Linux, Android and iOS.

Google Chrome Portable is a version created in the PortableApps format and includes automatic support for jPortable to enable web-based Java apps. For users interested in the cutting edge, the Beta, Development and 64-bit channels are also available.

System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the portable installer and install to a folder of your choice. Launch GoogleChromePortable.exe.

Optionally, to run in a more stealthy mode, start with --incognito to avoid saving history and cookies after program close.
Similar/alternative apps: Chromium Portable, SRWare Iron
What's new? See: updates
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2016-04-06 07:00

Tested on Windows 10 64bit:
After closing Chrome and the platform 13.0 I found files in this folder:
C:\Users\MyUserName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data
AND in the registry I found settings in these keys:

JohnTHaller on 2016-04-08 13:25

There was a Crashpad issue causing the APPDATA directory to be left behind that was fixed in today's releases. I can't reproduce the others on any OS. Please post a complete bug report in the support forum here: We have hundreds of apps and bug reports as comments on another site often won't be seen and won't wind up being addressed, at least not in a timely manner.

Ennovy on 2016-04-08 13:42

@JohnTHaller: Thank you for the new release. Regarding the registry entries that are left behind I will post in the forum.

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Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition v59.0.1 Updated

Checker on 17 Mar 2018
  • 254MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by Eu Gene Lim

Mozilla Firefox is a fast, powerful and secure web browser that supports open standards and many of the latest web technologies. The program includes smart search, easy bookmark management, web development tools and built-in download manager. A powerful add-on system allows for thousands of specialized functions, as well as a customized look and feel.

Versions available for Mac, Android, iOS, Linux and supports many world languages.

Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition is a special build licensed by Mozilla. It includes both the 32-bit and 64-bit builds and selects the appropriate one for each PC. Beta, Developer and Extended Release versions are also available. Alternatively, X-Firefox is also available.

System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Launcher: GPL, Program: MPL 2.0
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FirefoxPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Pale Moon Portable, SeaMonkey Portable
What's new? See:
Latest comments
webfork on 2017-08-19 15:57

@gbrao: thanks for posting about this -- I've added something to the forum about that topic.

Guido76 on 2017-11-15 07:48

Hello everybody,
Be careful with this update. You can't return to the previous version because incompatibility in the profile, which is modified by FF 57.0.

CornHolio the Gringo on 2017-12-01 20:46

FF v57 uses pingsender.exe to telemetry Your usage.
To awoid this, just delete the pingsender.exe file.

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Inkscape Portable v0.92.3 Updated

billon on 13 Mar 2018
  • 247MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by Danilo

Inkscape is a vector graphics editor and open alternative to commercial apps like Illustrator, Freehand, CorelDraw, or Xara X. Useful for branding, icons, web design, publishing and even illustrated maps, it supports features like shapes, paths, text, markers, clones, alpha blending, transforms, gradients, patterns and grouping. Uses the open W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format, as well as exporting to other vector-based and standard image types like PNG. Imports formats such as JPEG, PNG and TIFF.

Inkscape Portable is a portable wrapper distributed by the publisher using the format. Alternatively, X-Inkscape is another wrapper that writes settings to the application folder.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch InkScapePortable.exe.
What's new? See:
Latest comments
webfork on 2012-03-04 21:45

Danix: Thanks for the update. Change is posted.

AndTheWolf on 2015-02-28 18:15

Version 0.91 is available. Links to both 32-bit and 64-bit 7z archives and to Portable Apps version are at

Checker on 2015-02-28 19:43

@ AndTheWolf: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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µTorrent v3.5.3.44358 Updated Adware

billon on 22 Feb 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by Vurlix

µTorrent (or uTorrent) is a lightweight BitTorrent client that supports multiple simultaneous downloads, file level priorities, configurable bandwidth scheduler and speed limiters, even the ability to only run while user activity is detected. Also includes boss key, built-in search function and RSS capability for subscribed downloads.

Note that this software was changed to adware after being added to the PortableFreeware database.

Alternatively, µTorrent Portable is also available, which automatically adjusts paths.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Adware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer, extract Carrier.exe with 7-Zip to a folder of your choice and rename it to uTorrent.exe
  2. Create an empty text file called settings.dat in the same folder
  3. Launch uTorrent.exe
Optional: To disable advertisements.
Similar/alternative apps: qBittorrent Portable, Halite
What's new? See:
Latest comments
Checker on 2016-02-17 10:23

@DarkShadow: v3.4.5 build 41712 seems to be the latest stable version.

robzuc on 2016-02-21 21:26

As I wrote on 2015-09-26, the original software isn't portable. I don't know why it hasn't yet been blacklisted from this website... Anyway, I tried the PortableApps version, but initially it didn't work: I had to rename first uTorrent_Downloaded.exe to uTorrent.exe in the [\uTorrentPortable\App\uTorrent] folder.

ashghost on 2017-12-24 23:19

@robzuc: see 'What is "portable"' on the "about" page: Not leaving stuff behind is not "stealth" in the parlance here, and uTorrent works fine when moving from machine to machine and saves your settings.

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FocusWriter v1.6.10 Updated

billon on 21 Feb 2018
  • 138MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by Pyromaniac

FocusWriter is a minimalistic, full-screen word processor that aims for a distraction-free, immersive way to write and edit. The program auto-saves your progress and then reloads the last files you had open to make it easy to jump back into your next writing session, as well as a variety of other features to help you focus on your writing.

Alternatively, FocusWriter Portable is stealth and automatically adjusts paths.

System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Leaves multiple Qt-related registry keys.
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download "Windows (Portable)" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FocusWriter.exe.
What's new?
  • Default to Flat ODT for cache files.
  • Reduce time between cache writes to 5 minutes.
  • Fixed:
    • Fade effect broke alerts;
    • Fade effect hid text on load screen.
  • Translation updates: Greek.
Latest comments
Erkhyan on 2012-01-28 10:16

I fail to see what makes FocusWriter's user interface less user-friendly than that of Q10 of WriteMonkey, the two other similar programs I can find. By the way, FocusWriter isn't stuck to full-screen either: just press F11…

AndTheWolf on 2013-06-30 16:08

Link still points to FocusWriterPortable_1.3.2.1.paf.exe

JohnTHaller on 2013-06-30 17:03

AndTheWolf - It's fixed. Some editors keep pointing to static URLs instead of the download page for some reason. So, when it's updated, the download winds up wrong.

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