gp_hbk's favorites (4) Platform v29.1.1 Updated

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

webfork on 2013-03-16 15:13

ihateu: checker got it

shnbwmn on 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).

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BBLean v1.17.1

webfork on 25 Jun 2017
  • 1010KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Dec 2009
  • Suggested by gp_hbk

BBLean is an alternative shell for Windows. It is based stylistically on the Blackbox window manager for the X Window System by Brad Hughes. It supports numerous plugins and styles for different tastes and needs.

Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch blackbox.exe. See this forum post on how to enhance BBLean.
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Roger on 2009-12-10 01:12

It's not clear to me what this actually does or why I would need it. Is it just a replacement for Windows Explorer?

nvictor on 2009-12-10 03:02


it's like changing your whole desktop. see the bar at the top. it's your taskbar.

some people like changing their operating system themes.

maxnort on 2009-12-15 21:02

portable? yes; runs on top of explorer. some systray icons disappear, but the programs still running. go for the ultimate in security: create a profile in every pc you use that requires you have the USB stick inserted or else no shell can load.

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NetworkActiv Web Server v3.5 Private

Checker on 9 May 2013
  • 612KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by gp_hbk

NetworkActiv Web Server (NAWS) is a small but functional web server. By default, it allows you to easy share your files with others, but you can also configure it to handle CGI, PHP and Perl (additional modules required). Since it supports byte ranges, it is suitable for streaming MP3 files. You can restrict access to the server by only allowing certain IP addresses, and/or by requiring that the visitors enter a password to get in. It comes with built-in support for multiple domain names and visitor statistics collection and visualization.

Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the EXE file to a folder of your choice.
  2. Rename it to NetworkActivWebServer.exe and launch it.
  3. Select "Run self-contained program without installing".
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mozkill on 2010-02-10 14:53

Personally I like the "HFS" portable web server except that HFS doesn't support php.

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Little Fighter 2 v1.9c Private

Checker on 8 May 2013
  • 51MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by gp_hbk

Little Fighter 2 is a multi-player 2D fighting game. It can have up to 4 human players on one computer and 8 characters in network play at one time. Game modes include VS mode, Stage mode (where one or more players move through the environment killing increasing numbers and difficulties of enemies), Championship mode and Battle mode (involving mass armies led by one player).

Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and install to the default folder.
  2. Copy all files (except uninst.exe) to a folder of your choice.
  3. Uninstall the program.
  4. Launch lf2.exe.
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Anonimouse on 2007-09-12 11:13

The download link (to official website) is broken; the official site download page seems to have been deactivated.

I found this page with a working download:

Enormator on 2007-11-17 06:07

Download works fine for me
My favourite game since years.

donald on 2010-06-02 12:37

Please note current version is 2.0

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