PortableApps.com Suite 1.1 App Inclusion Ideas
John T. Haller Homepage) - August 7, 2007 - 10:56am
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I'm putting up a thread so we can discuss the apps to include in the next release of the PortableApps.com Suite. All versions include what will be referred to as the PortableApps.com Platform (menu, backup, custom icons, autorun). The Standard package currently includes:
The Lite version (which I think I'm going to call Light from now on) swaps out AbiWord for OpenOffice.org to save space.
In the 1.1 release, I'd like to keep it to that same setup, although we'll be using Pidgin instead of Gaim, of course. (On that note, I'm thinking of having the installer remove Gaim as it installs - only if it successfully imports the settings - since lots of users won't know how to remove an app yet... thoughts?)
I'm going to add Mines-Perfect to both the Light and Standard as it's only 800k installed and is fun.
I think adding Sumatra PDF to both makes sense as it is only 1MB and it's quite handy to be able to open PDFs.
I think adding KeePass is a good idea as it's only 1.5MB and a secure password manager is kind of a must.
I was thinking of adding a media player... but, honestly, not everyone need one portably and it's 16MB which is kinda big.
I'm a bit torn on the virtual keyboard and virtual magnifying glass. They're both very small... and I'd love to have some accessibility apps in the base install... but because we won't have a remove app option in the 1.1 release, I prefer not to clutter the menu.
Same idea with Command Prompt Portable... it's not gonna be useful for everyone.
I thought about Notepad++, but it's really only for developers... end users will use a word processor to do 'documents'.
So that's my 67 cents (it was way more than 2). I'd love to get everybody else's thoughts.
This is a work in progress...
* based on a 1GB drive formatted with FAT32