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Google Chrome Portable v60.0.3112.101 Updated

billon on 15 Aug 2017
  • 150MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Aug 2017
  • 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.

Category:
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 (Chrome: BSD, Launcher: GPL, Flash and PDF Viewer: Proprietary)
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:
https://chromereleases.googleblog.com/search/label/Stable updates
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2016-04-06 07:00

Tested on Windows 10 64bit:
After closing Chrome and the PortableApps.com 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:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\PreReadFieldTrial
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome

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: http://portableapps.com/forums/support/other_apps 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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LibreOffice Portable v5.4.0 Updated

webfork on 22 Aug 2017
  • 493MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by JohnTHaller

LibreOffice is a complete productivity suite including word processor, spreadsheet, presentations, database, drawing tool and more. Includes strong compatibility for 100s of file formats including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio etc). The program is similar to OpenOffice, a program that it was derived from, but has added many new features and improvements.

LibreOffice Portable is a special build developed in conjunction with the publisher. A "Still" version that's more tested and stable but with fewer features/capabilities is available via the website link. On systems without Java installed, some functions such as document creation wizards and the Base database application etc. can be enabled by adding jPortable, though this is optional and can be skipped if those functions are not needed. Alternatively, X-LibreOffice is also available.

Cross platform with versions available for Mac, Linux/BSD (comes default with most distros) and supports a variety of extensions. A more stable "Still" version is available from the website link.

XP users: v.5.4.0 is the last supported version.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: GPL/LGPL
How to extract: Download the portable installer and install to a folder of your choice. Launch LibreOfficePortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: OpenOffice, SoftMaker Office
What's new? See:
https://www.libreoffice.org/download/release-notes
Latest comments
CornHolio the Gringo on 2015-06-20 17:14

As many knows, LibreOffice Portable from PortableApps.com takes a long time to startup. On my system it takes 13 seconds from a fresh boot.
X-LibreOffice takes 4 seconds, from a fresh boot, so to all of You who
wants the portable version to start faster, use X-LibreOffice from WinPenPack.com.
Calc, Writer and the other stuff also loads faster with X-LibreOffice.

JohnTHaller on 2015-06-20 23:36

LibreOffice Portable is compressed using UPX to make it a lot smaller (268MB vs X-LO's 523MB for an English install) which also speeds up startup times from the vast majority of external drives. The tradeoff is that it will take a few extra seconds to start off an internal drive vs an uncompressed copy... 3 vs 5 seconds for a cold start on my machine.

CornHolio the Gringo on 2017-08-19 00:06

LibreOffice Portable v5.4.0 is the last version supporting Windows XP.
The portable version made by PortableApps.com is no longer compressed with UPX and is therefore as fast as X-LibreOffice when loading.

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SeaMonkey, Portable Edition v2.48 Updated

billon on 11 Aug 2017

SeaMonkey is a complete internet suite with web browser, email & newsgroup client with an included web feed reader, easy HTML editor, IRC chat and web development tools. The browser supports fine-grained controls over images, cookies and more on a per-site basis. Based on Netscape Communicator and then Mozilla Suite, this software bundle includes many technologies used in Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird and supports many of their add-ons.

SeaMonkey, Portable Edition is a version of the software from PortableApps.com and works automatically with web-based Java apps if their jPortable tool is present.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Open Source (GPL/MPL/LGPL and Various licenses)
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SeaMonkeyPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Mozilla Firefox, Pale Moon Portable, Opera
What's new? See:
https://www.seamonkey-project.org/releases/seamonkey2.48/
Latest comments
Midas on 2017-01-07 22:46

@freakzoid: the "Classic Firefox theme for SeaMonkey" may be what you're looking for: https://addons.mozilla.org/sk/seamonkey/addon/classic-firefox-theme-for-seam/ ...

I use both this and the SeaFox extension (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/seamonkey/addon/sea-fox/) and after some further tweaking, I am pretty satisfied with the results.

freakazoid on 2017-01-08 08:44

I use SeaFox as well, but I just use the Default theme.

Classic Firefox theme for SeaMonkey doesn't really make much of a difference in my layout, except a few icon changes.

Speaking of icons, use the Classic Toolbar Buttons addon to change some of the default icons. It doesn't change the Bookmark, RSS or Tab Throbber icons though.

Midas on 2017-01-09 01:02

Indeed. Please check the forum topic to see if your results match mine...

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Inkscape Portable v0.92.2 Updated

billon on 10 Aug 2017
  • 247MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Aug 2017
  • 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 PortableApps.com format. Alternatively, X-Inkscape is another wrapper that writes settings to the application folder.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch InkScapePortable.exe.
What's new? See:
http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/Release_notes/0.92.2
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 https://inkscape.org/en/download/windows/

Checker on 2015-02-28 19:43

@ AndTheWolf: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition v55.0.1 Updated

billon on 14 Aug 2017
  • 190MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Aug 2017
  • 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 90+ 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 releases are also available, and functional in Linux under WINE. Alternatively, X-Firefox is also available.

Category:
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:
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/55.0.1/releasenotes/
Latest comments
gbrao on 2017-08-13 14:30

I just noticed that when FF Portable is closed it leaves behind a folder in AppData :
C:\Users\XXX\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Pending Pings

Using v55 btw.

If I delete the Mozilla folder in AppData, run and immediately close FF Portable, that folder is left behind.

CornHolio the Gringo on 2017-08-19 00:47

@gbrao: Try using Firefox Portable from portableapps.com instead.

webfork on 2017-08-19 15:57

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

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