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Submitted by Pyromaniac on December 27, 2010 - 12:47pm

After three dozen development test releases, I got my first official release. Best Christmas gift ever.

Now, I only wish I could see how many downloads I have of Smart Defrag...

As of today, though, I have 12,939 downloads combined from and MediaFire. So that's cool. I'm also plan on making a ton of portable apps in the future (I was trying to out-flood John, but this month, I'm just getting slaughtered).

Toucan hits 1 million!

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Submitted by Steve Lamerton on December 3, 2010 - 5:46am

Some time over the past couple of days Toucan has had its millionth download Smile Although you can't see it from the stats because you can only seem to get them since February (if anyone knows how to see the old ones that would be great!) Toucan has made it to one million in just under three and a half years, thanks to everyone for their feedback and help along the way, and here is to many more successful years!


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Submitted by Zach Thibeau on November 10, 2010 - 8:15pm

I just read OliverK's blog for the Userbars and that brought up some good old userbar making days I once had, so I decided to make 1 on my own so I present to you all

anyways PChat 2.0 is coming shortly, I would say another 1-2 days before there will be a public tech preview (aka alpha release)


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Submitted by OliverK on November 4, 2010 - 7:50pm

Not much to post. This is a userbar I made a long time ago. I'm releasing it so the community can use it. I still have the source if anyone wants variations of the userbar.

Make a request and within reason I'll edit it and post it. I think I should update this one to say 2.0 at the end :D

Testing apps

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Submitted by Chris Morgan on October 26, 2010 - 11:35pm

Recently, besides developing PAL (I might get PAL 2.1 Beta 1 out today or tomorrow), I've been trying to make testing the major thing I do, rather than producing new apps. At the moment I'm also preparing for exams over the next few weeks, so my progress is slower than I'd like. But then, I also don't get any Uni assignments, which helps.

Here is my current list of existing apps I'm planning on testing and heading towards release if they're ready:

Taking Geany Portable Another Way

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Submitted by OliverK on October 8, 2010 - 3:55pm

Geany Portable has been in development for over a year and a half now. Almost a month ago, I received what I had hoped was promising news on the forums. I originally posted this comment, made after updating Geany Portable to version 0.19.1:

The question now becomes is it worth it for me anymore to promote Geany Portable on this site with the development splash screen, which makes my app look less polished then it actually is?

PChat 2.0 shaping up

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Submitted by Zach Thibeau on September 21, 2010 - 8:38pm

Ok PChat 2.0 I kept on saying it and never gave any real details on it's progress, well this is a progress report, thanks to a friend of mine who is more adept at c++ than I am has been assisting me in creating an entirely new interface that isn't dependent on GTK+ but on WxWidgets, so this means 1) PChat will still be cross platformable and 2) we will get a more native look for each operating system it's ported too.

64-bit Software: Where It Fits Into Portable Apps

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Submitted by John T. Haller on July 25, 2010 - 11:48pm

64-bit software has been in the news a bit more lately as the number of people using a 64-bit version of Windows has been increasing. Windows 7 has seen a 46% install rate of the 64-bit version compared to only 11% under Vista (and less on Windows XP). As a result, many people have been wondering how 64-bit software fits into the concept of portable software. We've had a few discussions in the forums amongst the development staff and users and come to what we think are the right conclusions. And, since we just released our first hybrid 32-bit/64-bit app that didn't necessarily need to be (see: 7-Zip Portable), I thought it would make sense to get our conclusions all down in one place for those that are interested.

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Try Mozilla Firefox 4.0 Beta 1 out today with Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition 4.0 Beta 1

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Submitted by John T. Haller on July 6, 2010 - 8:29pm

Mozilla Firefox 4.0 development is well under way, with the final release due later this year. Everyone is anxiously awaiting the most significant user interface update in years. Now that the first beta of 4.0 has been released (today, actually) we can all get a glimpse at what's to come. But, what if you want to try it out without worrying about altering your happily-stable installed version of Mozilla Firefox? Well, in that case, you can try out Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition 4.0 Beta 1!

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Preview the 2.0 Platform

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Submitted by John T. Haller on July 1, 2010 - 9:52am

Greetings fellow portable-appers!

(UPDATE: Platform 2.0 Beta 5 has been released, so now you can try out many of these features today.)

As we've had a lot going on both publicly and behind the scenes lately in the countdown to 2.0, I figured the best topic for my inaugural blog posting would be a preview of the upcoming 2.0 platform. For the new users, the Platform is the glue that lets you tie all your apps together. It currently consists of the Menu; which has the ability to install and uninstall apps as well as manage your icons, check your drive for errors and more; and the Backup Utility which allows you to backup and restore your documents, portable app data (bookmarks, email, settings, etc) and your entire portable device. The 2.0 platform is adding an array of new features including a brand new theming engine, file associations, portable fonts, categories and other icon arrangement options, an integrated updater, platform extensions, FULL Unicode support and more. Today, we'll be exploring a few of the new features that will be appearing in 2.0, many of which will appear in Beta 5!

Read on for more details on Platform 2.0...