Not sure that this is even feasible or sensible but here goes. Would it be / is it possible to create a program consisting of just the Portable Apps updater portion of the platform? My thoughts are this: I run different USB sticks with many different "versions" of Portable Apps, depending on what my needs will be. I would like to launch a base app from my computer to search for the PA drive and update it without launching the actual platform. Then when done, I could remove the drive, insert another and repeat the process? Hopefully my explanation makes sens whether it is do-able or not.