PortableApps.com Hits 900 Million Portable Apps Downloaded

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Submitted by John T. Haller on July 3, 2020 - 2:40pm

900,000,000 app downloadsPortableApps.com has hit the 900 million portable apps downloaded milestone. That's 900,000,000 portable apps served to millions of users all over the world.

All of the 900 million portable apps served from PortableApps.com were of freeware and open source software which runs on our open source, free, open platform that runs from your choice of cloud folders, external drives, or local drives. With no vendor lock-in, users are free to use the software anywhere, on the devices they want, the way they want.

We'd like to thank our developers, translators, forum moderators, users, advocates, fans and everyone else who helped make this milestone possible. And to thank those that make a donation to help keep our project alive.


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Do I understand correctly? 900 millions divide by («400+»«UnKnown value») = 2 millions at average by each application. And divide by tens of versions, to calculate the count of users…
As to me and my Internet provider, I need to reconnect and resume downloading many-many times for almost each(!) of my 405 distribuives, that is significantly increase counter. I thank for help in automatic downloading (and automatic hash checking) to beatiful utility of command line «cURL».☺

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I started with just 1 app back in the day. So lots of the apps have only been around a few years. There are lots of apps with only a single version. And there are lots of apps that only have a few thousand downloads.

If you have issues with disconnects due to your poor internet access, please post in the support forums.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

Congratulations! We are waiting for a round number - 1bn! All the best and much success in further work!