PortableApps Suite 1.0, Firefox Portable 2.0 and More!
Submitted by John T. Haller on November 20, 2006 - 3:07pm
PortableApps.com is proud to announce the first release of the new PortableApps Suite. This package of portable software includes popular programs like Firefox, OpenOffice.org and Thunderbird along with an integrated menu and easy-to-use backup utility. The Suite can be installed on any portable device (USB flash drive, iPod, portable hard drive, etc) and used on any Windows (and many Linux) PC. The other big news is that Firefox Portable 2.0, OpenOffice.org 2.0.4 and many other portable apps have been released in conjunction with the new suite. To show it all off, we even have a snazzy new homepage.
PortableApps Suite is a combination of several popular software programs, all made portable and packaged with an integrated menu to tie things together. The PortableApps Menu has a familiar layout and works on any PC (from Windows 95 through Vista and even Wine under UNIX). You can even add other apps to it with ease. The included PortableApps Backup utility allows you to easily backup your documents, app data or entire drive with just a few clicks. The Suite also includes a set of folders to store your documents, music and pictures in, all accessible right from the menu. It will even automatically offer to start up when you plug it into most modern Windows computers.
The PortableApps Suite is available in multiple Editions for drives of every size. The Standard Edition includes the menu, backup and icons mentioned above as well as ClamWin Portable (antivirus), Firefox Portable (web browser), Gaim Portable (instant messaging), OpenOffice.org Portable (office suite), Sudoku Portable (puzzle game), Sunbird Portable (calendar/task manager) and Thunderbird Portable (email client) and runs comfortably from a 512MB drive. The Lite Edition uses AbiWord Portable (word processor) instead of OpenOffice.org Portable and runs comfortably from a 256MB drive. The Base Edition allows you to pick and choose what apps you'd like to include.
Mozilla Firefox - Portable Edition 2.0 has been released as well. This package brings the new Firefox 2.0 web browser to the portable device of your choice. It includes all of the updated features in Firefox 2.0 including integrated spell-checking, session saving and more... plus, it's even more secure than before.
OpenOffice.org Portable 2.0.4 is the complete OpenOffice.org office suite -- including a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation tool, drawing package and database -- packaged as a portable app, so you can take all your documents and everything you need to work with them wherever you go.
Thunderbird Portable 188.8.131.52 is the popular Mozilla Thunderbird email client packaged with a PortableApps Launcher. In this new release, Thunderbird has been updated to the latest version and launch time has been improved. Some existing bugs were fixed as well.
The PortableApps Suite is available in 3 sizes for immediate download from the PortableApps Suite homepage. The other updated applications are all individually available from the PortableApps Directory.
We hope you enjoy these new releases and that they help make your life even more portable!