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Submitted by justin on April 15, 2006 - 1:56pm

In this post, I will discuss the newest AjaxLaunch app, AjaxXLS.

As you can probably tell from the title, this new web-based app opens and edits spreadsheet files. AjaxLaunch has released a version that is just a viewer, and a pre-release editor version that is in testing. They both support .xls, .ods, and .sxc. The editor is a little buggy and I would not recommend it for the general public until it is a full release. It does however, look quite promising. The viewer is very nice and will suit your needs perfectly if all you have to do is see a spreadsheet that someone else has created. Once the editor is completed, we will have our first standalone portable spreadsheet! Keep an eye on AjaxLaunch, great things are coming out of there I can tell Smile

Google Calendar

Submitted by justin on April 13, 2006 - 2:07pm

In this post, I will talk about Google's new web-based app, a calendar program.

Today, Google released a calendar app for its account-holders (If you aren't one, get an invite from a buddy who is, as Google is the future!). It is quite basic, but it can import calendars from all of the major apps (I'm not sure about Sunbird, but I think that Sunbird uses the same iCal format that Google already supports). The interface is as always easy to use and good-looking. It even has a feature to let you search for events in your calendar. In addition, you can set who has access to your calendar, so your family and friends can see your calendar and add their events too. Go check it out!

Portable HM NIS Edit

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Submitted by Ryan McCue on April 12, 2006 - 1:54am

HowTo: Put HM NIS Edit on your USB drive.

HM NIS Edit is an NSIS editor and InstallOptions Designer. I love the fact that when you hover over a command, it gives you basic syntax, and when you click on a command and press F1, it brings up the help for that command.

Get it here:

The following tutorial assumes you already have HM NIS Edit.
HM NIS Edit will hereby be referred to as HMNE.


Submitted by justin on April 10, 2006 - 5:29pm

In this post, I will discuss a web-delivered IM application called Meebo.

Meebo is an AJAX app that allows logging in to AIM/ICQ, MSN, YAHOO!, and Jabber/GTalk. It is entirely web-based and can be run on any browser that has JavaScript enabled. I find it highly useful in places where I don't have my USB stick or where the computers have been locked down by gestapo IT folks. It has a nice interface that is easy to use even for people new to computers. The two things that I find lacking is the inability to have groupchats and the lack of IRC support (which I don't use too much anymore anyway). All things considered, it is extremely good, I highly recommend that you try it out.


Submitted by justin on April 7, 2006 - 4:00pm

In this post, I will talk about an AJAX-delivered application called AjaxWrite.

AJAX, which stands for Asynchronous JavaScript And XML is a platform used for many web-delivered programs. In this case, it is used to deliver a word processor on the web. It is quite simple, but it gets the job done for smaller projects. It has most of the features that I use daily for reports and such. I usually don't have tons of formatting in my documents anyway, so AjaxWrite works fine for me. It is still in beta, so they have some on and off problems, but it can save in .doc, .odt, and a host of other formats. You can also upload from your desktop (USB key). They also have a drawing program called AjaxSketch and promote a video editing suite online called Eyespot. They plan on releasing an app every week at 12:00 PST, which is quite ambitious. Apps you can expect soon (they are launched on include a spreadsheet (YAY!! A portable one finally!!) and a presentation program like PowerPoint. I should mention here that IE is not supported, only Gecko-based browsers are (Firefox, Epiphany, Netscape, Moz Suite, etc). They do plan to incorporate IE and Opera support later. All in all, a great app.

Past Portable Projects

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Submitted by Rob Loach on April 7, 2006 - 3:04am

I thought it was about time to post all of my past PortableApps-related projects. This is not only to show what I've done in the past when it comes to portable applications, but also to stand as an archive for my own personal use. I'll hopefully have the chance to turn these into actual project pages one day. Maybe when I get my new website up and running.

Ideas for Programs - Updates and New

Submitted by Deuce on April 6, 2006 - 11:25am

Some Ideas for updates and new programs I have been throwing around in my head.
Well, I have been thinking about ideas over the last few weeks. Ideas for my programs as updates or new ideas for new programs or ways to fix problems. Here are a few I have come up with.


My Programs or Those I Help With - Possible Updates:

Registry Rapper:

  • The ability to have only one instance of regrapper.exe on the drive. Using either dynamically created INI files or static ones pointed to the exe location.

A basic NSIS tutorial...

Submitted by nm35 on April 5, 2006 - 8:54pm

Want to learn a bit of NSIS, so you can write your own installer -- or, even better -- your own portable app? I can't provide a full-fledged tutorial -- for that you'd have to hunt around the NSIS website -- but I can provide this useful template and a few basic NSIS commands you'll find useful. Enjoy!

Use this template and replace the bolded text, and you'll have a basic NSIS script (which doesn't do anything). Click here to see some basic commands.