PortableApps.com Platform 11.0 Beta 3 Released: Keyboard Navigation, Better App Store, Advanced Options and More

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Submitted by John T. Haller on September 27, 2012 - 12:08am

PortableApps.com is proud to announce the PortableApps.com Platform Version 11.0 Beta 3 (codename: Curiosity) test release. This release adds a new app store view by title, keyboard navigation support using an alternate selection method to the updater and app store (checkbox in Advanced Options), localization updates and bug fixes. It's intended for testers, advanced users and translators to get things in shape before the stable release. If you'd like to see more features and functionality keep coming, please donate to PortableApps.com to help. It's never been more important. The new beta platform releases is available for immediate download. Read on for all the details...(permalink)

Existing users can automatically update by clicking Manage Apps - Check for Updates if they've turned on the beta channel in Advanced Options.

New in 11.0 Beta 3

Today's beta release adds a new 'By Title' listing view to the Portable App Directory. 'New Releases' and 'Recent Updates' will arrive in the next release and are listed, but disabled, to allow translators to update their translations. An alternate selection method in the Updater and Portable App Directory was added that is screen reader and keyboard navigation friendly. Just tick the box in Advanced Options. French and Slovenian locales were updated and several bugs were fixed as well. Read the PortableApps.com Platform Changelog for the full list of features and fixes.

11.0 Beta Roadmap

We'll be releasing a new beta with additional functionality and fixes every 2 to 3 days on average going forward, which will be quick and painless to users thanks to the new incremental platform update support. Planned features for 11.0 and 12.0 over the coming weeks include integrated file associations (instead of needing an add-on set to auto-start with the platform), retention of app installers, customization of platform folders, new automation functionality, search enhancements, speed improvements and lots more. After debating between a longer 11.0 beta with all the features and splitting it into an 11 and 12 release to get more features 'stable' faster, we decided to move forward with a faster 11.0 release to get features in all users hands as soon as possible. Turn on the beta channel in the PortableApps.com Platform Advanced Options window or watch our RSS feed, Twitter, Facebook or Google+ accounts to be notified. And please donate to PortableApps.com or sponsor the PortableApps.com Platform to help us keep bringing you more great software for free!

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PortableApps.com needs your help to keep bringing you great software! Now you can sponsor the PortableApps.com Platform and help us keep delivering awesome software for free. With options ranging from having your name included to a full-blown site-wide sponsorship, there's a good fit for everyone. Sponsor us today and be a part of the action!

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Discussing The Release, Enhancements and Bug Reports

As there is much to discuss with this new release, we've separated out a few forum threads for discussing:

Download Today

You can download the new beta version of the PortableApps.com Platform from the PortableApps.com Platform Beta Download Page. Get it today!

Got a bug report or feature request? Visit the PortableApps.com Platform Bug Report and Feature Request Tracker.

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