A new version of PortableApps.com's software platform combined with a set of useful apps in an effort to help the 8 million Ukrainian war refugees has been released as the PortableApps.com Ukraine Suite. The suite will allow the installation and use of the LibreOffice office suite, Firefox web browser, Thunderbird email client, KeePass password manager, Qmmp media player, and Telegram secure messaging in either Ukrainian or Russian language (the two most common languages within Ukraine) on any Windows PC. The apps exist separately from traditionally installed Windows apps and can be installed and used from the PC's local storage, an external storage device like a USB flash drive or external hard drive, or within a synced cloud folder. The installer is multi-lingual, allowing host families to assist with the installation without needing to know Ukrainian or Russian.
The latest versions of the Ukrainian and Russian language versions of the suite are available from the PortableApps.com Ukraine Suite Github project.
Run the PortableApps.com_Ukraine_Suite_Setup_2024.02_XXX.paf.exe installer and select the language you would like to use during installation. The suite will be installed in the language you downloaded regardless of the language you select, allowing a host family or friend to set the suite up without needing to read Ukrainian or Russian.
To use the suite of apps, run Start.exe from where you installed it. All existing apps will be kept up to date and additional free apps can be installed from the app store.
Moving Between PCs
If installed to an external storage device like a USB flash drive or portable hard drive, the whole suite of apps can be moved between Windows PCs (Windows 7*, 8*, 10, and 11) and used with their data and settings intact. If installed to a local drive, the Start.exe platform starter and the PortableApps and Documents directories alongside it can be copied to an external storage device and then moved to another PC or carried with you.
Note that Windows 7 and 8 are not compatible with the current version of Firefox. A legacy version is available from our app store.