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Version 2.2.9 for Windows, Multilingual
3MB download / 11MB installed
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Runs anywhere (cloud, removable, local) without 'installing'. Use the Platform for easy installs and automatic updates.

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The Launcher™ allows developers, publishers and even technical end-user to portablize apps in Format without needing to write any code. It's an easy to use multilingual launcher that makes creating portable apps a snap. Once you've updated your app to the current Format Specification, you can use the Launcher Generator to handle registry keys, command line options and updating configuration files just by editing a simple INI file. It features:

  • Proven NSIS core bundled inside
  • Easy configuration with no coding required
  • Automated language switching of apps with the Platform
  • Powerful settings file and directory moving
  • Easy registry portablization
  • Custom code in launchers where needed
  • And many more features for making professional portable apps
  • Works from command line and Send To (just pass the portable app's main directory, e.g. X:\PortableApps\FileZillaPortable)
  • Licensed for use with free open source and freeware
  • Commercial use by contacting

For complete details, read the Launcher Manual (also included with the app).

For creating portable apps, we recommend that you use the Application Template available from the Development section.

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Open Source Initiative Approved License
  • Publisher:
  • Date Updated: 2024-05-26
  • Date Added: 2010-05-21
  • System Requirements: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, 11 & WINE
  • App License: Open Source (GPL under EULA)
  • Source: 7-Zip, NSIS, Launcher source included, Installer
  • SHA256 Hash: 7bc93e47b885d5e953fa2082a2e65169ae98128026ac4d747f774a23bd01345b