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  • June 17, 2014 - Linux Journal - Non-Linux FOSS: My Portable Windows Lab - "If you ever need to help friends or acquaintances with their infected systems, a USB drive prepped with the Windows-based portableapps.com application is a great way to start."
  • April 28, 2014 - ghacks - How to test a new Firefox version before your browser is upgraded - "If you can get hold of a portable version of Firefox, you may be able to use it instead of having to install another copy on your system. Portable versions of Beta, Aurora and Nightly versions of Firefox are available on PortableApps."
  • April 14, 2014 - Business Recorder - A toolbox on your USB stick: how portable apps work - "Portable apps are most often used during service by administrators... That solution is much more secure than calling up web-client emails on someone else's computer... You never know if spyware is active on strange computers... Portableapps.com probably has the biggest and best maintained selection"
  • March 30, 2014 - The Times of India - Your PC’s health kit - "Create a quick-fix pen drive for your PC consisting of the following portable apps to scan, clean and optimise your system from the drive itself. SpyBot [Portable]: Removes spyware and adware to keep your PC spic-and-span."
  • February 26, 2014 - Business News Daily - Best Free Office Suites: Microsoft Office Alternatives - "LibreOffice is another free, open-source office suite... LibreOffice also comes in a portable version, so you can work on LibreOffice files from a USB, cloud or local drive."

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2012

  • December 27, 2012 - PC World - Answer Line: I must run this program on computers other than my own - "And here's something else you might consider: PortableApps[.com]. This free portable program organizes and helps you launch other portable programs. You can install other portable programs into PortableApps[.com Platform] (and no, that doesn't involve installing them into Windows). Then launch the programs from inside. "
  • November 30, 2012 - The Guardian UK - Mini-laptops versus netbooks, and other queries - "If you have plenty of spare space on your USB stick, think about adding... a portable version of the Google Chrome browser from PortableApps.com. This kind of portable toolkit can be invaluable when something goes wrong."
  • October 22, 2012 - The Times of India - 6 ways to get more from pen drives - "Portable apps also offer the advantage of letting you run your favourite programs off your pen drive when you don't have administrator privileges on your office PC to install them. You will find a large collection of such free software on www.portableapps.com"
  • October 18, 2012 - ComputerWorld - The ugly side of the latest Java updates - "Windows users in this situation may want to consider the portable version of Java available at portableapps.com."
  • October 16, 2012 - ComputerActive UK - Download: Dicom Portable - "Dicom portable saves time by offering autocomplete suggestions in all programs."
  • October 8, 2012 - The H - Open Recall: Doppio, CraigsList and OSM, Red Hat crop circles, Portable Apps - "A new version of the PortableApps.com Platform has been released with real-time autorun.inf malware detection and support for drive error checking from the Help menu."
  • October 2, 2012 - MakeUseOf - PortableApps.com Suite: The Best Portable Applications Manager & Database
  • October 1, 2012 - BetaNews - PortableApps.com Platform 11 improves app store - "Rare Ideas LLC has released PortableApps.com Platform 11.01, a major new release of its portable application management software. PortableApps.com Platform provides a centralised interface for accessing and managing portable applications installed on a USB drive or external hard drive for ease of use."
  • September 26, 2012 - PC Advisor (UK) - How to run applications from a USB flash drive - "Keep an eye on what’s new. New portable apps are appearing all the time. If you want to keep an eye on what’s new in the Portable Apps world, then visit www.portableapps.com at regular intervals and see the new releases."
  • September 20, 2012 - The H - Open Recall: Portable Apps, Class2Go, Android-based cloud desktop - "The latest version of the popular PortableApps.com Platform collection now supports incremental updates for included applications which should greatly reduce the time and bandwidth needed to upgrade them to the current release."
  • September 11, 2012 - BroadBandGenie - How to protect your digital life from hackers and viruses - "USB sticks are endlessly useful,... stuff them with portable apps which will allow you to carry on working on any computer. Head over to portableapps.com to download portable editions of a huge number of common tools such as Firefox and Dropbox. Grab whatever you need, load it on a USB stick and you can run the software without installation."
  • August 20, 2012 - ComputerWorld - The diehard's guide to making the most of Windows 8 - "You can always go with the likes of PortableApps[.com] to access popular apps from a menu on the legacy desktop. PortableApps offers a curated collection of free and open source apps that run in a self-contained way... It might prove a useful way to organize and update many apps you might already work with, such as Skype, Chrome, Firefox, and so on."
  • August 8, 2012 - The Economic Times - How to bypass office software rules - "There are hundreds of free apps available on the Marketplace; everything from games to educational tools, software development, accessibility tools, office & productivity apps, security and multimedia playback."
  • Editor's Note - We do not suggest using our software to root around office software rules without permission from your IT department.

  • July 11, 2012 - The Times of India - 10 free alternatives to overpriced software - "[PortableApps.com is] a great way to carry your favourite programs, bookmarks & settings wherever you go. There is a vast selection of programs available on the website — all the usual ones (browsers, games, office suites, chat clients, security tools) are there. Everything is free, no catch, no adware, no spyware & no time limits. "
  • July 7, 2012 - Computer World - When Google Chrome won't start up - "This is why I avoid legacy Windows applications whenever possible and opt for portable software instead (my favorite source is PortableApps.com)... I care that they can be backed up, in their entirety, just by copying a folder. Neat, clean, simple and elegant. That's the way things should work."
  • July 1, 2012 - NorthJersey.com - Tech 3.0: 100 portable apps for free - "Pick up an 8GB or 16GB USB drive or two and create your own robust software library to use anywhere you choose at portableapps.com." (Editor's Note: PortableApps.com has hundreds of apps available)
  • June 22, 2012 - Brantford Expositor (CA) - Get rid of the summer bloat - "Another great place to browse is Portable Apps (http://portableapps.com) which are small by nature. See you by the pool!"
  • June 13, 2012 - Computer Active (UK) - Keep a journal on the move with Red Notebook Portable - "There are some writing jobs that aren't best left to Word, Open Office or Libre Office. One of these is keeping a journal, whether it's a personal diary or a reference of useful information found online. This is the portable version of Red Notebook, ideal for keeping your references with you at all times on a USB key."
  • June 11, 2012 - Deccan Chronicle - #1 Portable Apps - "PortableApps.com lets you choose from a huge selection of applications to preinstall onto your USB drive... So you'll never find yourself without an application that you absolutely need for work."
  • May 30, 2012 - SCI-TECH-TODAY.COM - Apps and Tools for USB Sticks Create a Mini-PC - "A variety of tools are available online that can be downloaded onto a stick for free with the right installation assistants, which pack them into the appropriate startup menu. Well-known names in this field include PortableApps.com"
  • May 20, 2012 - ghacks.net - How To Run Java Applications On Systems Without JRE - "If you want to take your apps with you, you need to find a way to get them to run on the system despite that. The answer is jPortable, a portable Java Runtime Environment that is provided by Portable Apps."
  • May 5, 2012 - Stuff.co.nz - Connect with care when travelling - "Bringing your own programmes on a USB stick such as the free Portableapps.com collection is a good start if you have to use an internet cafe"
  • April 30, 2012 - Financial Chronicle (India) - Tools to tackle that backup - "Looking for a portable solution? Check out Toucan at PortableApps.com. It is recommended for users looking for a tool to synchronise, backup and encrypt data."
  • April 12, 2012 - Tech News World - Run Your Software From a USB Stick for Security and Speed - "I'm using the free PortableApps[.com] platform, which is open source and features versions of the Firefox browser and Microsoft Office-compatible OpenOffice, among other things, including graphics software."
  • April 4, 2012 - Gaming Bus - Then and Now: Arkanoid (NES) - "Of course, technology has bypassed the NES and Breakout for some time. On a thumbdrive, I have [PortableApps.com] installed, and with it a game called LBreakout2, which is a free version of Breakout that has fan-made tables in it."
  • April 2, 2012 - PC Magazine - The Best Free Software of 2012 - "The long-running platform for your favorite freeware sans installation continues to get regular updates—and more apps to run. In fact, most of them you'll find in this story. It's the best way to make every Windows PC you encounter feel like home. "
  • March 15, 2012 - The Guardian UK - Keeping Word documents private, and other queries - "One alternative would be to run your own Chrome or Firefox browser... using PortableApps[.com]"
  • February 29, 2012 - Network World - LibreOffice 3.5: The best Office killer yet - "The new version 3.5 includes more than 30,000 code changes -- making it, in the Document Foundation's words, 'the best free office suite ever.' There's also the PortableApps[.com] version, which can run from a USB keychain. "
  • February 21, 2012 - ComputerActive (UK) - Make professional looking diagrams with Dia Portable - "Dia is a lot like the Microsoft diagram software called Visio. There are quite a few tools but it is well laid out and the built-in help is well written."
  • February 9, 2012 - The Register (UK) - What's in the box, Windows BOFH? - "Taking your toolkit with you, including all of its configurations, is the niche filled by portable applications. Those with an interest in building their own set should check out PortableApps[.com]."
  • February 6, 2012 - ComputerWorld - Online banking: what the BBC missed and a safety suggestion - "That said, let me offer a suggestion for Windows users that insist on online banking: go portable... To be even safer, use the portable browser exclusively for online financial transactions... The portableapps.com website offers portable versions of Firefox, Chrome, Opera and other browsers."
  • January 19, 2012 - Beta News - Get more from flash drives with AppCompactor - "While this sounds like it’s going to be a very technical process, AppCompactor is actually surprisingly easy to use: just point the program at your portable app’s folder, choose a compression method and click “Go”."
  • January 17, 2012 - PC Advisor - How to cope with HTML5's dueling standards bodies - "One possible approach, in settings where a browser is being deployed as part of a consistent desktop, is to decouple the browser as much as possible from any desktop it's installed on. Remote virtualization or self-contained app deployments (e.g., PortableApps.com) are two ways to accomplish this."
  • January 17, 2012 - ComputerActive - Protect any computer easily with Spybot Search and Destroy for PortableApps.com - "Running the software in PortableApps.com is easy and ensures that a computer can be protected quickly and simply."

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