July: Suite 1.1, Vote for PortableApps.com, Upcoming Apps and more

Welcome to the first edition of the PortableApps.com newsletter. Each month, we'll go over some of the recent releases, talk about the upcoming apps, highlight some of our developers and contributors, link to our press coverage, offer special preview releases to newsletter subscribers and do a contest or two along the way. This month we'll go over the 1.1 release, tell you how to show your support for PortableApps.com by voting for us in the SourceForge.net 2008 Community Choice Awards and more. So, let's get to it...

IN THIS ISSUE:
1. PortableApps.com Suite / Platform 1.1 Release Review
2. Vote for PortableApps.com - SourceForge.net 2008 Community Choice Awards
3. New Releases
4. Upcoming Releases
5. Recent Press: CNN, PC World, CHIP, GeekBriefTV, Gizmodo

1. PORTABLEAPPS.COM SUITE / PLATFORM 1.1 RELEASE REVIEW

As most of you know by now, the PortableApps.com Suite and Platform were finally updated with a new stable release at the end of May. This update featured several bug fixes and new features to the platform including multilingual support, 120dpi support, wallpaper switching, personal pictures, eject functionality and improved installer and more. All the included apps were updated and a couple new ones found their way into the suite including Sumatra PDF (and excellent PDF reader) and CoolPlayer+ (more in Section 3). Response has been great and thousands began downloading within hours. Read more here:
http://portableapps.com/news/2008-05-22_-_platform_and_suite_1.1

2. VOTE FOR PORTABLEAPPS.COM - COMMUNITY CHOICE AWARDS

PortableApps.com is honored to be nominated for the SourceForge.net 2008 Community Choice Awards. These annual awards recognize the world's best open source projects. We've been nominated in many of the categories including Best Project, Most Likely to Change the World and more; but we can't win without your vote. Voting ends soon, so please vote today!
http://portableapps.com/vote_for_portableapps

3. NEW RELEASES

In the past few months, we've had a number of great new releases. Here are a few of the highlights:

LBreakout2 Portable - a fun breakout-style arcade game
PNotes Portable - an easy to use sticky notes manager
CoolPlayer+ Portable - a great looking audio player
BonkEnc Portable - extract, convert and encode your audio files
GnuCash Portable - the ultimate open source financial management software

You'll find them all in the PortableApps.com App Directory:
http://portableapps.com/apps

4. UPCOMING RELEASES

A number of great apps are right on the horizon from our team of crack developers, including:

Assault Cube - multiplayer, online first person shooter
DVD Styler - DVD authoring
Frets on Fire - like Guitar Hero, but with your keyboard
JkDefrag - defragment your hard drive
Lightscreen - the easy way to take screenshots
SpeedCrunch - an advanced algebraic calculator
Stellarium - a 3D planetarium on your computer
Xenon - a file manager designed to be portable
XN Resource Editor - hack your files on the go

You can find out more about these and our other upcoming apps on the Test Releases page:
http://portableapps.com/development/test

5. RECENT PRESS: CNN, PC WORLD, CHIP, GEEKBRIEFTV, GIZMODO

The great press we've been getting continues with mentions in PC World, CHIP, Network World, Gizmodo, lifehacker and more. We even made it onto CNN Live, CNN's live webcast on their website. Check them out on our Press Page:
http://portableapps.com/about/press/news

That's it for this month. Next month's newsletter will be bigger and better and have a surprise or two. Thanks for reading!

- Your friends at PortableApps.com