A new version of The Guide Portable has been released. The Guide is a two-pane extrinsic outliner, similar to mindmapping in some ways, designed to help you organize information hierarchically. This revision improves portability, adds support for reopening the last guide when moving PCs, adds a sample file, and updates to the latest installer and format. It's packaged in PortableApps.com Format so it can easily integrate with the PortableApps.com Platform. And it's open source and completely free.
The Guide evolved from the need to have an application that could organize information and ideas in a hierarchical, tree-like structure. Tree-based structures are frequently employed to manage information through a "divide-and-conquer" approach, wherein each level of the tree represents a further level of specialization of the parent-level topic — the best example of this being a book. The Guide is an application that allows you create documents ("guides") which inherently have a tree (which you can modify as you please) and text associated with each node of the tree. The text itself is of the rich-text variety, and the editor allows you to modify the style and formatting of the text (fonts, bold, italics etc).
PortableApps.com Installer / PortableApps.com Format
The Guide Portable is packaged in a PortableApps.com Installer so it will automatically detect an existing PortableApps.com installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in PortableApps.com Format, so it automatically works with the PortableApps.com Platform including the Menu and Backup Utility.
The Guide Portable is available for immediate download from the The Guide Portable homepage. Get it today!