PortableApps.com is proud to announce the 1.1 release of the PortableApps.com Platform and the PortableApps.com Suite, making it easier than ever to carry your favorite software with you. This new update makes the most popular portable software platform even better than before. Now you can take your digital life with you on your USB flash drive, iPod, portable hard drive, memory card or other portable device. Browse the web, check your email, chat online, listen to music, keep your passwords secure, work on documents, check your datebook and even play a few games... all on the go. And, as always, it's all open source and completely free.
The PortableApps.com Platform 1.1 and the PortableApps.com Suite (Standard and Light Edition) are available for immediate download from PortableApps.com.
All versions of the PortableApps.com Suite include the integrated PortableApps.com Menu (pictured at right) and the PortableApps.com Backup utility along with a set of custom icons, an autoplay configuration, folders and a quick start shortcut. In addition, the packages include:
- Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition (web browser)
- Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition (email)
- Mozilla Sunbird, Portable Edition (calendar/tasks)
- ClamWin Portable (antivirus)
- Pidgin Portable (instant messaging)
- Sumatra PDF Portable (PDF reader
- KeePass Password Safe Portable (passwords)
- Sudoku Portable (game)
- Mines-Perfect Portable (game)
- CoolPlayer+ Portable (audio player)
- OpenOffice.org Portable* (office suite)
- Writer (word processor)
- Calc (spreadsheet)
- Impress (presentations)
- Base (database utility)
- Draw (drawing)
*Note: The Light Suite includes AbiWord Portable (word processor) instead of OpenOffice.org Portable.
New In PortableApps.com Platform 1.1
Multilingual - The PortableApps.com Menu is now localized into 33 languages so whether you speak English, Russian, Japanese or Romanian, you can see the Menu in your own language. Just click Options - Language and select the language of your choice.
Wallpaper Swapper - The wallpaper swapper is built right into the platform so there's no need to add an extra app. Just place a file called portableapps_wallpaper.bmp in your Documents\Pictures on your drive and the platform will swap it for the Windows background of the machine your on and swap it back when you're done.
Movable - Now you can drag the menu to any area of the screen you'd like. It'll remember where it was when you use it again, even when you move to another PC with a different screen resolution.
120dpi Support - The menu now scales as do all menu components for higher resolution displays making it much easier to read.
Tray Right Click - There is now a right-click in the tray so you can have quick access to your directories or to close the platform.
Personal Picture - Now you can personalize the menu with your own personal picture in the upper right corner. Any 48x48 bitmap or JPG will work. Just click it to set it.
Eject Button - The eject button closes the menu and launches the Windows safe eject dialog making it easier to safely eject your device.
Improved Installer - The Suite and Platform are available within a full PortableApps.com Installer making installations and upgrades a snap.
Other Features and Bug Fixes - There are dozens of other bug fixes and features added including: global hot key (WINDOWS+P), Page Up / Page Down to scroll, uninstallers filtered, the ability to rename the drive just by clicking its name in the menu, advanced options in the INI and more!
Installing and Upgrading
First time installers can download their choice of the PortableApps.com Platform weighing in at only 1MB, the full PortableApps.com Suite at 113MB or the PortableApps.com Suite Light Edition at 35MB. Just run the installer and choose your drive. When done, the Platform will start automatically.
As with all our releases, upgrades are a snap. Just download the Platform or Suite Edition of your choice and install it right to the same location as your existing installation. All your data and settings will be kept and your portable apps and Menu will be upgraded for you. PortableApps.com's in-place upgrades make it easy.
The PortableApps.com Platform 1.1 and the PortableApps.com Suite (Standard and Light Edition) are available for immediate download from PortableApps.com/download.