Platform 10.0 Released, Flash Drives Available, Happy Holidays

Welcome to a very special edition of the Newsletter. The new platform is out and the very first flash drive is now available. They've both been a long time coming, so we'll keep it short and sweet and get right to the details...

==== Platform 10.0 Released ==== is proud to announce the Platform Version 10.0 stable release. This release has automated and customizable folders (aka categories) in the menu, our brand-new theming engine with multiple chrome styles, the Portable App Directory app store for automatic download and installation of portable apps, find-as-you-type search to easily find apps in your ever-growing collection, an improved updater, more-complete translations into more languages and lots more. It's available for immediate download. You can even get free music with your platform download. Read on for all the details:

==== World's Best Flash Drive: The Companion Now Available ====

After months of work, we're happy to announce the immediate availability of the World's Best Flash Drive™: The® Companion™. We've partnered with CustomUSB, a world leader in custom flash drive manufacturing, to produce the type of flash drive we've always wanted for ourselves. It's durable. Incredibly fast. Personalized. Affordable. And backed by a lifetime warranty. The Companion is a customizable USB 3.0 drive available in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB sizes starting at under $40. It comes with the Platform pre-installed so you can take your favorite software with you. Laser-etching of your name, URL or phrase is included in the price. And there's a hassle-free 30-day return policy. Read more in the announcement:

Or visit the Companion website:

==== Sponsor the Platform or Make a Donation ====

Going forward, you can now sponsor the Platform directly and get your name right in the platform and on the website. Be a part of the action today:

We also accept donations to help cover hosting and development costs and help us keep producing awesome free software:

That's it for this month's newsletter. We hope you enjoy the new platform and the shiny new flash drives. And we'd like to wish a happy holiday season to you and yours!

All the best,
The Team