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akimbomidget
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bittorrent based "free portable apps market" browser

Make a program where you can browse list of portable apps you would like to use.

You can 'add a program' to your wallet if you don't want to commit to it by downloading only its bitorrent tracker.

If you really want to install it, you can run the tracker file from the 'market app', and download the program to your flash drive. (If it is a non-essental program it will be deleted automatically when rarely used, only keeping the tracker file to help preserve space)

original Idea: http://www.halfbakery.com/idea/portable_20application_20launcher_20with_...

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Oh and one more thing, for

Oh and one more thing, for your launcher app, please add #tags for programs (Maybe set by a text file tags.txt in the program's folder? ), so we can organize our programs based off types. E.g. a folder of games apps.

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along that line of thinking......

Something that works like this would be great!
http://ninite.com/
"Just pick your apps and click Get Installer.
Ninite does the rest — fully automatic. "

Just a check box to choose what ones to download and put on my flash drive.

Another example: http://www.addonfox.com/

If I could get them through bittorrent, even better!

akimbomidget
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yup precisely, though Ninite

yup precisely, though Ninite lacks a application description for each application.

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Well, you are somewhat in

Well, you are somewhat in luck. Variations of both these things are going to be in the next version.

For organization, there will be categories, both automatic (by app type, and probably some others) and manual (create a folder, throw the apps you want in there).

For downloading there will be the App Directory, which will give a list of all apps not yet installed, or needing updates, and will allow you to install the ones you want. I can't really see any reason for needing it torrent-based though. While torrents allow start-stop downloading, there aren't many apps big enough to warrant that kind of functionality, and the App Directory is supposed to be smart enough to know if a download is corrupted or unfinished before it tries to install.

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okay.. then what about having

okay.. then what about having a functionality which allows you to have alots of placeholder app that you can 'run' but are not required to install into your flash drive. (e.g. how firefox allows you to 'open' files rather than 'download' it. It goes into a temporary folder)

I'm sure we all have times where we only needed to use one particular app every few month.

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doubt for this one

>of placeholder app that you can 'run' but are not required to install into your flash drive. (e.g. how firefox allows you to 'open' files rather than 'download' it. It goes into a temporary folder)

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To provide that functionality

To provide that functionality would be the same as installing the app anyway, because it would still have to be downloaded, unpacked to your drive, then run. The only difference is it would then uninstall on exit. But what would happen if the app crashed?

If the launcher was to uninstall the app on exit, you would have to wait to re-download the app, re-install and run it again before you could use it, just because it crashed.

Much better to install the app, use it as you wish, then uninstall manually when you know you are done with it.

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