PortableApps.com Platform Changelog

Each release of the PortableApps.com Platform includes bug fixes and new features. They are detailed below.

17.1.1 [2020-09-09]

  • UPDATED: Hungarian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian locales
  • FIXED: Incorrect version reported in About window
  • FIXED: Opera Legacy 36 not showing icon in Updater/App Store

17.1 [2020-09-04]

  • ADDED: Monitor autorun.inf option
  • ADDED: Fade menu in/out option
  • ADDED: Hide holiday logo decorations option
  • UPDATED: Delphi compiler to 10.4.1, improved stability
  • UPDATED: Armenian, Croatian, Dutch, English, EnglishGB, Finnish, German, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese locales
  • FIXED: Sub-category locale strings missing in Updater/App Store
  • FIXED: Supporters and Silver Sponsors not translated in About

17.0.1 [2020-07-19]

  • UPDATED: Hungarian locale
  • FIXED: HideIcons error in Options window for some users
  • FIXED: Incorrect message when updating platform for some users

17.0 [2020-07-19]

  • ADDED: Partial Windows 2000 support
  • ADDED: Ctrl-Backspace to clear search box
  • UPDATED: Delphi compiler to 10.4 Update 2, improved stability
  • UPDATED: Improved mouse scroll wheel support
  • UPDATED: Improved local system details in About box
  • UPDATED: Shrank platform install size by 30%, 8.5MB installed
  • UPDATED: English, EnglishGB, Hungarian locales
  • FIXED: Platform notification area settings being lost
  • FIXED: Desktop icons showing when hidden at the system level
  • FIXED: Updater not detecting the platform on some systems

16.1.1 [2020-03-04]

  • ADDED: Manual INI option to disable logo decorations
  • UPDATED: Hebrew, Russian, Turkish locales
  • FIXED: Widened Options window to add additional space for some locales
  • FIXED: Process bug warning on install/update when no affected apps being installed
  • FIXED: Start Minimized advanced option not being saved

16.1 [2020-02-12]

Changes since last stable release

  • ADDED: RTL language alignment support (Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew)
  • ADDED: Old app installer process bug detection and warning
  • UPDATED: Arabic, Armenian, Bulgarian, Dutch, English, EnglishGB, Farsi, Finnish, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, PortugueseBR, Spanish locales
  • UPDATED: Compiler to Delphi 13.3.3
  • FIXED: Upgrades failing when hundreds of processes running
  • REMOVED: autorun.inf installation/updates
  • REMOVED: autorun.inf live change monitoring

16.1 Beta 1 [2019-12-12]

  • ADDED: RTL language alignment support (Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew)
  • ADDED: Old app installer process bug detection and warning
  • UPDATED: Arabic, English, EnglishGB, Farsi, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish locales
  • UPDATED: Compiler to Delphi 13.3.3
  • FIXED: Upgrades failing when hundreds of processes running
  • REMOVED: autorun.inf installation/updates

16.0.3 [2019-08-08]

  • UPDATED: Croatian locale
  • FIXED: Disabled Next in App Store/Updater until selection made
  • FIXED: Default focus to app list in store/updater when in screen reader mode
  • FIXED: Platform automatic upgrade not closing platform on some systems
  • FIXED: Untranslated 'Drive' shown in lower left

16.0.2 [2019-07-10]

  • UPDATED: French, Polich, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese locales
  • FIXED: Keep Menu Visible option not saving
  • FIXED: Improved unsafe eject platform handling

16.0.1 [2019-04-11]

  • ADDED: LinkedIn to Help
  • UPDATED: 7-Zip to 19.00
  • UPDATED: Favorites taskbar menu icon
  • UPDATED: Bulgarian, Hungarian, Korean, Polish locales
  • UPDATED: Removed Google+ from Help
  • FIXED: Platform installer may upgrade incorrect location when run manually and platform installed to PortableApps subfolder

16.0 [2018-12-06]

Changes since last stable release

  • ADDED: Pin to taskbar for compatible PA.c Format apps
  • ADDED: Network mapping on UNC paths (enable manually)
  • ADDED: Platform logging (enable manually)
  • ADDED: Hindi locale (machine translation)
  • ADDED: New tabs in Options window
  • ADDED: Options window items for Show app paths in tooltips, Show app publisher in tooltips, Keep menu visible after starting apps, Start the menu minimized, Hide taskbar icon, Hide search bar when not in use
  • UPDATED: Tasbar and submenu iconography
  • UPDATED: Bulgarian, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Turkish locales
  • FIXED: Failure to free some objects

16.0 Beta 2 [2018-09-21]

  • ADDED: Localization for platform logging, pin to taskbar
  • ADDED: Support for taskbar pinning for 32+64-bit apps
  • ADDED: Options window items for Show app paths in tooltips, Show app publisher in tooltips, Keep menu visible after starting apps, Start the menu minimized, Hide taskbar icon, Hide search bar when not in use
  • FIXED: Platform stuck minimized when losing focus with Pin to Taskbar message shown
  • UPDATED: Bulgarian, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Turkish locales

16.0 Beta 1 [2018-09-05]

  • ADDED: Drive letter mapping on UNC paths (enable manually)
  • ADDED: Platform logging (enable manually)
  • ADDED: Hindi locale (machine translation)
  • ADDED: New tabs in Options window
  • ADDED: Pin to taskbar for compatible PA.c Format apps
  • FIXED: Failure to free some objects

15.0.2 [2018-05-17]

  • ADDED: Detection of unofficial Vista TLS update
  • FIXED: Long touch right-click support in app list
  • FIXED: Eject failing to eject drive

15.0.1 [2018-05-15]

  • UPDATED: Russian locale
  • FIXED: EGestureException on Windows 7, touch now 8+ only
  • FIXED: App store icons may not line up with apps for some users
  • FIXED: Extra .bak files for image resources in platform

15.0 [2018-05-09]

Changes since last stable release

  • ADDED: Alternate download for Win XP/Vista for TLS 1.1/1.2 hosts
  • ADDED: Support for .NET 2-4 apps
  • ADDED: High DPI support in platform's menu, options, about, dialogs
  • ADDED: High contrast theme detection and passing of that data to apps
  • ADDED: Touch scrolling of menu app list
  • ADDED: Save What's New seen on window close, prevent re-show after unsafe exit
  • ADDED: Platform setting of Documents, Pictures, etc environment vars for apps
  • UPDATED: Delphi compiler to 10.2.3, drops Windows 2000 support
  • UPDATED: SHA256 handling switched to built-in
  • UPDATED: 7-Zip to 18.05
  • UPDATED: Compressed platform graphics to save space
  • UPDATED: Eject utility with bug fixes and features
  • UPDATED: Updater/app store checkboxes to Windows 10 visuals
  • UPDATED: Brazilian Portuguese, Croatian, Finnish, French, German, Korean, Portuguese, Turkish locales
  • FIXED: Windows 7+ can't download when TLS 1.1/1.2 disabled
  • FIXED: Black boxes around app icons under Wine
  • FIXED: Some app store/updater/backup text not visible with high contrast Windows theme
  • REMOVED: Hold CTRL to launch apps as admin

15 Beta 5 [2018-05-07]

  • ADDED: Support for .NET 2-4 apps
  • UPDATED: 7-Zip to 18.05
  • UPDATED: Finnish locale

15 Beta 4 [2018-04-30]

  • ADDED: Alternate download for Win XP/Vista for TLS 1.1/1.2 hosts
  • UPDATED: Croatian, Korean, Turkish locales
  • FIXED: Windows 7+ can't download when TLS 1.1/1.2 disabled
  • FIXED: Large text in submenus in high DPI mode
  • FIXED: Opera Mail missing dll error

15 Beta 3 [2018-02-27]

  • UPDATED: Croatian, Finnish, German locales
  • UPDATED: Compressed platform graphics to save space
  • FIXED: Apps sometimes launch as admin on international keyboards
  • FIXED: Submenus still large at 125% and 150% zoom (partial fix)
  • REMOVED: Hold CTRL to launch apps as admin

15.0 Beta 2 [2018-02-06]

  • ADDED: Swipe up/down a page in the menu app list with touch gestures
  • ADDED: Save What's New seen on window close, prevent re-show after unsafe exit
  • ADDED: Platform setting of Documents, Pictures, etc environment vars for apps
  • UPDATED: 7-Zip to 18.01 to address a potential security issue
  • UPDATED: Eject utility with bug fixes and features
  • UPDATED: Updater/app store checkboxes to Windows 10 visuals
  • UPDATED: French and Portuguese locales
  • FIXED: Some app store/updater/backup text not visible with high contrast Windows theme
  • FIXED: Large text in platform submenus on high DPI screens (tray menu still affected)

14.4.3 [2018-02-01]

  • FIXED: Build issue making 64-bit 7-Zip the default breaking updater/app store and backup/restore features on 32-bit OSes

14.4.2 [2018-02-01]

  • ADDED: High contrast theme detection and passing of that data to apps
  • UPDATED: 7-Zip to 18.01 to address a potential security issue
  • UPDATED: Bulgarian, Dutch, Finnish, Hungarian, Polish, Slovak, Slovenian locales
  • FIXED: Broken icon display for jdkPortable

15.0 Beta 1 [2018-01-22]

  • ADDED: High DPI support in platform's menu, options, about, dialogs
  • ADDED: High contrast theme detection and passing of that data to apps
  • UPDATED: Delphi compiler to 10.2.2, drops Windows 2000 support
  • UPDATED: SHA256 handling switched to built-in
  • FIXED: Black boxes around app icons under Wine

14.4.1 [2017-04-02]

  • ADDED: Apps may have different names for launchers vs the base app
  • UPDATED: Bulgarian, German, Hungarian, and Slovenian locales

14.4 [2017-03-13]

  • ADDED: Custom platform security to scan for and mitigate DLL hijacks in: 2048, BabelPad, ClamWin, Foxit, Google Chrome, Kaspersky TDSSKiller, LibreOffice, McAfee Stinger, Opera, Opera Mail, Skype, Thunderbird, and various launchers
  • UPDATED: Swedish and Traditional Chinese locales

14.3 [2017-03-06]

  • ADDED: Support for 225%, 250%, and 300% scaling in the updater/app store
  • ADDED: High DPI support to the platform's installer
  • ADDED: Ability to use desktop context menu when hiding desktop icons
  • UPDATED: Simplified Chinese, Swedish locales
  • UPDATED: Bundled 7-Zip to 16.04
  • FIXED: Redirect error in updater/app store when obscure setting changed in Windows
  • FIXED: Cancelling an app update during download shows empty message box
  • FIXED: Updater/app store missing some app icons

14.2 [2016-09-28]

  • ADDED: Support for live installers with 2 downloads (32+64-bit, etc)
  • ADDED: Support for update-only listings in the updater/app store
  • ADDED: Hiding of 'portable' in app names on by default
  • UPDATED: Improved hiding of 'portable' in app names
  • UPDATED: Bundled 7-Zip to 16.03

14.1 [2016-05-13]

  • UPDATED: 7-Zip component of backup/restore to latest version
  • UPDATED: Simplified Chinese, Slovenian languages

14.0 [2016-04-15]

  • ADDED: Ability to automatically close system tray apps Ditto and PNotes with more on the way
  • ADDED: Full page scrolling by clicking empty area of the scroll bar
  • ADDED: Backup and Restore 64-bit mode for improved performance
  • UPDATED: French, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Vietnamese languages
  • FIXED: Eject fails on some Windows XP machines
  • FIXED: Access violation occurs if both What's New and autorun.inf change warnings show at the same time

13.0 [2016-02-27]

  • ADDED: Ability to update multiple copies of apps in secondary directories (AppNamePortable_Copy_2, etc)
  • ADDED: Windows 10 high DPI compatibility to the platform App Store and Updater. Full compatibility to come
  • ADDED: Show Hidden icons option to Apps menu to allow showing when all apps hidden
  • ADDED: Donate and Website options to app right-click menu
  • ADDED: Material icons for improved clarity in default themes
  • UPDATED: Croatian, Estonian, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Slovenian, Spanish International, Turkish locales
  • FIXED: File error when user manually deletes the whatsnew txt file
  • FIXED: Seeing What's New remembered if the platform crashes, is unsafe ejected, or forced closed by a Windows shutdown
  • FIXED: Access violation if platform loses focus from initial What's New or autorun.inf change warning windows
  • FIXED: "Apps" shown as label for both the app list and app management entry in system tray menu
  • FIXED: Platform installer upgraded to NSIS3 to increase security when run from Downloads folder
  • FIXED: Removed broken clickable sorting of columns in updater/app store

12.2 [2015-09-27]

  • ADDED: Context menu button support on menu app list using keyboard mode
  • ADDED: Errors moved to end of updater/app store to avoid interruptions of long sets of apps
  • UPDATED: Bulgarian, Chinese-Simplified, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Korean, Polish, Romanian locales
  • FIXED: Wallpaper switcher produces blank color background on Windows 8/10 with external drives

12.1 [2015-09-10]

  • ADDED: What's New tab to About window
  • UPDATED: Chinese-Simplified, Croatian, French, Galician, Italian, Korean, Spanish locales
  • FIXED: Automatic language switching with Italian locale and some apps
  • FIXED: Losing focus while browsing for an installer file can make it difficult to switch back
  • FIXED: Run As Admin plus Collapse Categories on Minimize can cause an Access violation error
  • FIXED: Windows 10 version information shows properly in About window

12.0.5 [2014-09-10]

  • ADDED: Ability to create a local Start menu/tile shortcut icon
  • CHANGED: Improved default theme color set
  • UPDATED: Bulgarian, French, German, Hungarian, Latvian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese Brazilian, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Spanish International, Turkish locales
  • FIXED: Blank line when certain tooltip combinations shown in non-English languages

12.0.4 [2014-09-03]

  • ADDED: Selectable Automatic, Eject, Power for left bottom button by right-clicking
  • ADDED: 'Portable' now hidden in app names in app store / updater when set to be in platform
  • CHANGED: Made showing publisher and app path in tooltips advanced options disabled by default
  • UPDATED: Bulgarian, Chinese Simplified, English, EnglishGB, Latvian, Polish, Turkish locales
  • FIXED: Brackets in path names interfere with rename, category, etc
  • FIXED: Menu moves when positioned at bottom and switch between modern and classic themes
  • FIXED: More than 6 apps get cut off in the 'still running' dialog
  • FIXED: Error when set to StartMinimized and Collapse Categories on Minimize
  • FIXED: 'Required Platform Update' in updater not translated
  • FIXED: Large fonts makes fonts too large when Windows DPI is high
  • FIXED: Platform listed in apps still running dialog
  • FIXED: Platform installer showed blank New vs Upgrade page in untranslated languages

12.0.3 [2014-08-28]

  • ADDED: Advanced option to force eject button to show on misconfigured flash drives
  • UPDATED: Italian platform and installer locale
  • FIXED: Properly update locales updated in 12.0.2 for existing 12.0 and 12.0.1 users
  • FIXED: "Invalid image size" on platform startup (thread)

12.0.2 [2014-08-28]

  • ADDED: Shutdown / Restart option when run from local drive
  • ADDED: Portable TEMP directory support
  • ADDED: Real app names to close apps dialog
  • ADDED: Automatic secondary download server fallback
  • UPDATED: Bulgarian, Dutch, English, EnglishGB, French, German, Latvian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese Brazilian, Slovenian, Spanish International locales
  • FIXED: The about screen shows Windows 8 instead of 8.1 due to Microsoft's API changes
  • FIXED: OneDrive not detected by installer on Windows 8/8.1 (thread)
  • FIXED: "Cannot focus a disabled or invisible window" when no apps present and search box is hidden on running Start.exe
  • FIXED: "Cannot make a visible window modal" if you let the 'automatically close apps?' dialog lose focus and then return to it
  • FIXED: GDI leak when displaying multiple icons for PAF apps like LibreOffice
  • FIXED: Personal picture has no hover tip indicating what it is
  • FIXED: App closing attempting to close some apps twice resulting in 'Save this' dialog closing but no data loss

12.0.1 [2014-08-22]

  • ADDED: Platform 11.x theme as 'PortableApps.com Smooth'
  • ADDED: Select custom folder from first page of platform installer
  • ADDED: Manual INI edit option to hide search when not in use
  • UPDATED: Armenian, Bulgarian, English, EnglishGB, Spanish International locales in platform and Spanish International in installer
  • FIXED: Modal window error when reshowing menu after running a search result
  • FIXED: 'Update to beta platform releases' stuck on
  • FIXED: Refreshing with search results shown causes cascading task menu to not contain all apps
  • FIXED: Area below Help (hidden OEM button) is focusable when OEM.ini present but OEM icon not activated

12.0 [2014-08-22]

  • ADDED: Fully themed search box with custom colors for dark themes
  • UPDATED: Bulgarian, Polish installer locale updates
  • FIXED: Platform can't focus the search box, shows 'Cannot focus disabled or invisible window' error

12.0 Beta 4.8 aka RC 2[2014-08-22]

  • UPDATED: Basque and Bulgarian installer translations
  • FIXED: 'Can't show modal' error if attempt to close platform while 'apps still running' dialog shown
  • FIXED: Installer detects C drive twice for upgrades
  • FIXED: Brackets look like strange symbol when no name for drive in installer upgrade, cloud, local, and confirm pages
  • FIXED: 'Launch PortableApps.com Platform' not translated on installer final page
  • FIXED: Don't add or change desktop.ini in Documents et al when installing to USERPROFILE
  • FIXED: Automatic app closing leaves some apps unresponsive, particularly tray icons

12.0 Beta 4.7 aka RC 1 [2014-08-20]

  • ADDED: New full-featured installer with support for portable, cloud drive, and local installs
  • ADDED: Search box visible and focused by default (ala Windows Start Menu)
  • UPDATED: Bulgarian, Chinese Simplified, French, German, Italian, Latvian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese Brazilian, Slovenian, Spanish International, Turkish locales
  • FIXED: Multiple error messages on app closing

12.0 Beta 4.6 [2014-08-19]

  • ADDED: Prompt user about closing apps on first exit
  • UPDATED: Bulgarian, Czech, English, EnglishGB, French, German, Latvian, Polish, Portuguese Brazilian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish International, Turkish locales

12.0 Beta 4.5 [2014-08-18]

  • UPDATED: Bulgarian, French, Polish, Portuguese, Slovenian locales
  • FIXED: Platform continues to attempt to close apps and displays 'cannot focus modal form error' when apps still running that won't close
  • FIXED: Automated app closing incorrectly closes apps on platform upgrade (Fixed on upgrades from 12.0 Beta 4.5 and later)

12.0 Beta 4.4 [2014-08-17]

  • ADDED: Advanced option to include app descriptions when searching
  • UPDATED: English, EnglishGB, Spanish International locales
  • FIXED: Platform crash after many refreshes due to GDI leak
  • FIXED: Display tweaks to the 'apps still running' dialog

12.0 Beta 4.3 [2014-08-16]

  • UPDATED: Bulgarian, Italian, Turkish locales
  • FIXED: Slow app scrolling on some systems
  • FIXED: Tray menu flickers on Windows 8 when collapse categories on minimize is on
  • FIXED: Windows 8/8.1 checkboxes not properly appearing in updater/app store

12.0 Beta 4.2 [2014-08-15]

  • UPDATED: Bulgarian, Dutch, French, Polish, Portuguese Brazilian locales
  • FIXED: Very slow app update check introduced in Beta 4/4.1
  • FIXED: Multiple PortableAppsPlatform.exe instances appear when launching again with Start.exe
  • FIXED: Unreliable display/hide of the PA.c Menu on right-click

12.0 Beta 4.1 [2014-08-14]

  • UPDATED: Armenian, Dutch, English, EnglishGB, French, German, Hungarian, Polish, PortugueseBrazilian, PortugueseBrazilian, Turkish
  • FIXED: Updater doesn't display translation for 'of' from DOWNLOADOF
  • FIXED: Apps and Favorites icons missing from the platform tray menu
  • FIXED: "Next" not translated in updater/app store header (string changed, legacy will show as >)

12.0 Beta 4 [2014-08-13]

  • ADDED: Cascading menu on tray right-click
  • ADDED: Automatic proper closing of running portable apps on close/eject
  • UPDATED: Bulgarian, Dutch, English, EnglishGB, French, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish International locales
  • FIXED: Improved updater/app store performance
  • FIXED: Platform updates switch EnglishGB to English
  • FIXED: Proxy configuration is ignored (discussion)
  • FIXED: Convert backup/restore settings to Unicode on upgrade
  • FIXED: Platform updater shows language selection for multiple apps when platform not in English (details)
  • FIXED: Updater progress bar doesn't properly progress with over 75 apps

12.0 Beta 3.2 [2014-05-20]

  • FIXED: Updater not automatically closing on platform updates
  • UPDATED: Armenian, Bulkgarian, ChineseSimplified, Dutch, English, EnglishGB, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Spanish International locales
  • REMOVED: Legacy option to update browser's start page

12.0 Beta 3.1 [2014-05-04]

  • FIXED: Progress bar not showing properly in updater/app store

12.0 Beta 3 [2014-04-30]

  • ADDED: New app store/updater algorithm. Improves update check speed by 10x or more and has an app database download that is 1/5 the size.
  • ADDED: Hold shift key to disable automatically starting apps on startup
  • ADDED: Collapse categories on menu minimize, optionally
  • ADDED: Windows 8 style checkboxes under Windows 8
  • ADDED: Official OEM branding support ala KeyZ, Gigs2Go, etc
  • UPDATED: 18 locales
  • FIXED: Backup details window shows error in beginning and doesn't turn echo off
  • FIXED: Check for Errors in Help does not work in XP (switching verb to open)
  • FIXED: Beta theme preview doesn't show correct icons for all themes
  • FIXED: MB/GB/KB not translated in drive free space
  • FIXED: free drive space not updated immediately after locale change
  • FIXED: Invalid floating point error when run on network drive, thread)
  • FIXED: Beta white default theme right-hand text invisible
  • FIXED: Custom categories with unicode are lost on next run (workaround: open the PortableAppsMenu.ini within the PortableApps\PortableApps.com\Data directory in Notepad++, switch encoding to UCS2-LE and save)
  • FIXED: Start.exe and PortableAppsPlatform.exe only have 16/32px icon sizes (need up to 256px)
  • FIXED: Apps aren't selected by default in updater in screen-reader friendly mode, will be set to update all if no selection made.
  • FIXED: Window focus issues due to the inetc component (menu minimize on startup before click when update check done, menu can't be minimized on start during update check, etc)
  • FIXED: Error when uninstalling two apps at the same time, which should be impossible *
  • FIXED: Ampersands don't show properly in Uninstall window
  • FIXED: Improve SendRequest error message in updater/app store
  • FIXED: The box "All applications are up to date" appears below other windows
  • FIXED: Updater/App Store says 'finished' when user clicks next without selecting

12.0 Beta 2 [2012-12-27]

  • ADDED: TEMP checked for existence and write permission
  • ADDED: Start update before auto-starting apps
  • UPDATED: Dutch, French, Italian, Latvian, Polish, Simplified Chinese, Slovenian
  • FIXED: Beta scrollbar in wrong place
  • FIXED: Beta personal picture cropped
  • FIXED: Scrollbar should not get keyboard focus
  • FIXED: Beta PA.c logo fuzzy
  • FIXED: Beta app store/updater has old branding
  • FIXED: Beta theme top border lost

12.0 Beta 1 [2012-12-01]

  • ADDED: Subtler and more modern branding and logos
  • ADDED: Modern icon set
  • ADDED: Modern default theme light and dark
  • ADDED: Manual, direct and automatic proxy support

11.2 [2012-10-14]

  • ADDED: Descriptions are shown in app tooltips (when platform is set to English, other languages coming)
  • ADDED: Show EXE name for non-PA.c Format apps in tooltips
  • ADDED: Ability to show errors for updater running in startup mode
  • UPDATED: French, Simplified Chinese and Slovenian locales
  • FIXED: Autorun protection disable only disables realtime detection, not detection on platform start
  • FIXED: I/O error 32 on certain drives with autorun protection on, realtime disabled by default and warning included
  • FIXED: Platform can get stuck not auto-hiding if updater on startup fails to complete
  • FIXED: Closing Options resets the app list view even if no changes requiring that to happen were made

11.1 [2012-10-07]

  • ADDED: Realtime and between-run monitoring of autorun.inf malware and viruses
  • ADDED: Check Drive For Errors ability in Help menu
  • ADDED: Customizable platform hotkey (via INI file)
  • ADDED: Support for downloading 3rd-party apps while PortableApps.com website maintenance in progress
  • UPDATED: Dutch, French, German, Italian, Latvian, PortugueseBr, Russian, Slovak locales
  • FIXED: 11.0.x won't update to beta channel properly, won't cause an issue as will be another stable release which fixes it before beta the next beta
  • FIXED: Selecting Options from the system tray produces an error if Options already visible
  • FIXED: Updater doesn't return focus if already running from previous platform close
  • FIXED: Updated doesn't pre-select platform when screen-reader friendly navigcation is on

11.0 [2012-09-27]

  • For stable users, all the features of 11.0 Beta 1 to 3 plus:
  • ADDED: New Releases and Recent Updates views in Portable App Directory
  • UPDATED: Slovenian, French and PortgueseBR locales
  • FIXED: Help - About and About title not translated
  • FIXED: Incremental platform updates not working in 11 Beta updater

11.0 Beta 3 [2012-09-26]

  • ADDED: Sort by Title in Portable App Directory
  • ADDED: Alternate mode of selection in app updater/app store to allow for keyboard selection of one or more items (in Advanced Options)
  • UPDATED: Slovenian and French locales
  • FIXED: Bronze Sponsors not translated in About window
  • FIXED: Drive space not showing up properly, showing 'Transparency'
  • FIXED: About title not translated
  • FIXED: Setting StartMinimized to true while turning the taskbar icon off on Windows 7 produces a 'Cannot focus a disabled or invisible window' error.

11.0 Beta 2 [2012-09-24]

  • ADDED: Report of PAF and non-PAF apps installed in About
  • ADDED: Windows 7 taskbar progress of loading portable app list
  • UPDATED: Slovenian, Polish, PortugueseBR, Italian, French locales
  • FIXED: Click to sort columns not properly disabled in updater/directory due to bug in EmbeddedLists component
  • FIXED: Can't escape from search and continue navigating using keyboard arrow keys in 11b1 (will fix, use TAB for now)
  • FIXED: Windows 8 shows as "Unknown OS" in About dialog
  • FIXED: Untranslated strings: Explore Here, $DRIVEFREE free of $DRIVETOTAL, Donate to PortableApps.com, "...downloaded copy of X is not valid...", Support (under Help), "Search Installed Apps" in the Search context menu, "Downloading ... of ...", "Installing ... of ...", Connecting..., "... KB of ... KB (... Seconds remaining)", etc
  • FIXED: Error if you try to uninstall another app while one is already uninstalling.

11.0 Beta 1 [2012-09-20]

  • ADDED: Platform accessibility and keyboard navigation support
  • ADDED: Ability to show installed apps in App Directory
  • ADDED: Optionally bold favorited apps
  • ADDED: Ability to have other folders/categories collapse when you expand one
  • ADDED: Incremental updates to platform via updater
  • UPDATED: Polish, Slovenian, Portuguese (Brazil) locales
  • FIXED: No GUI to enable/disable hide desktop icons
  • FIXED: Presentations listed twice in English translation
  • FIXED: Help - Check for Updates wasn't translated

10.2 [2012-09-17]

  • ADDED: Incremental update support for updating apps: smaller downloads and quicker installs
  • ADDED: Ability for updaters from different platform instances to run simultaneously
  • ADDED: Submenu icons for tray right-click and app right-click menus
  • ADDED: Armenian locale
  • UPDATED: Polish, Hungarian, Italian, Slovenian locales
  • FIXED: Submenu icons jagged when highlighted with classic Windows theme and on XP or when used with a dark theme
  • FIXED: Some translations are too long in the Options screen.
  • FIXED: Free size in menu not calculated correctly for over 2TB
  • FIXED: Free space not updated after install from app directory if menu is visible
  • FIXED: Wine not all theme layers become opaque, Find-as-you-type-search causes platform to hide
  • FIXED: PA.c Platform doesn't save settings on Windows shutdown, option changes are now saved as you exit the Options window

10.1.2 [2012-06-15]

  • ADDED: Launch find-as-you-type search with F3
  • FIXED: Find-as-you-type doesn't launch with / on non-English keyboards

10.1.1 [2012-06-15]

  • FIXED: Stray debug message left in build

10.1 [2012-06-15]

  • ADDED: Updater/App Store progress in Windows 7 taskbar icon
  • UPDATED: Dutch, German, Polish, Hungarian, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Slovenian, Greek, Romanian, Catalan, Finnish locales
  • FIXED: Icons in folders (Documents, PortableApps, etc) cause folders to be invisible to some apps and operating systems (30133)
  • FIXED: Uninstall window stuck in loop if focus lost during uninstall (30614)
  • FIXED: File Write Error when trying to add or update with Microsoft Security Essentials (31163)
  • FIXED: jPortable (and 64) appear in Get More Apps even once installed (32348)
  • FIXED: Using/changing a Personal Picture can cause a platform crash. Right click to remove and eject can also cause the crash when a picture is used. (30146)
  • FIXED: Unknown Software Exception when Ejecting on some computers (30200)
  • FIXED: Installing to 2TB or larger drives shows "not enough free space on the target drive" (28052)
  • FIXED: Updater / app store checkboxes are not Windows Vista/7 native
  • FIXED: Portable fonts works with ttf but not TTF (should be case insensitive)
  • FIXED: Find-as-you-type doesn't handle unicode characters or key modifiers (Shift-1 isn't !) for 1st letter. Some other characters may get handled incorrectly as well. Workaround is to type a / first.
  • FIXED: ALT- shortcuts don't work for Documents, Music, etc in menu
  • FIXED: Updater shows errors when running on startup. This happens if you run the updater while it is already running (and it auto-runs by default now). Or attempt to run more than one copy.
  • FIXED: Your apps are up to date message box has a blank titlebar
  • FIXED: If all apps installed, Get More Apps yields "All portable apps are up to date."
  • FIXED: Backup/Restore and bundled 7-Zip need update to Unicode

10.0.1 [2011-12-09]

  • FIXED: Find-as-you-type launched Explorer windows

10.0 [2011-12-09]

  • Stable users see all changes in 2.0 Pre-Releases plus:
  • FIXED: Version number updated to eliminate past confusion
  • FIXED: Glassy theme not squared in Wine
  • FIXED: Find-as-you-type loses the second letter if 2nd key pressed before first released
  • FIXED: Some theme and color combinations result in invisible text

Note that versions numbers prior to 10.0 got a bit muddled due to an 'extended beta' during which most users used the beta version of the platform as it was considered 'stable'. Version numbers have been partially reconciled and the original version listed alongside.

6.0 (aka 2.0 Pre-Release 6) [2011-12-07]

  • ADDED: Final themes added and refined
  • FIXED: Theme colors not translated
  • FIXED: Options window widened for longer description translations

5.0 (aka 2.0 Pre-Release 5) [2011-12-05]

  • FIXED: Portable fonts still available after platform close
  • FIXED: Platform not displaying ampersands in app names in menu
  • FIXED: If minimized while building app list, platform will not respond when icon clicked.
  • FIXED: Unicode strings not sorted properly (screenshot, code, code)
  • FIXED: Not prevented from creating a second category with the same name.
  • FIXED: checking for updates on startup causes the platform to minimize on launch

4.2 (aka 2.0 Pre-Release 4.2) [2011-10-25]

  • ADDED: Platform automatically closes during upgrade process when upgrading from 4.2 and higher
  • UPDATED: Locale code changes suggested by Chris et al
  • FIXED: When adding apps, final box should not be "All portable apps are up to date."
  • FIXED: App name not displayed when uninstall fails due to read-only files or similar (screenshot)
  • FIXED: The updater, app directory, options window and backup/restore are now accessible to screen readers via the tray icon
  • FIXED: Checking for updates on startup results in an error that the updater must be launched from the platform. (introduced in 4.1, will be fixed in 4.2)

4.1 (aka 2.0 Pre-Release 4.1) [2011-10-18]

  • FIXED: Prevent updater from being directly launch to avoid issues with language selection and installers not being silent
  • FIXED: Platform hangs on exit when local apps fail to respond to font update message
  • FIXED: Platform doesn't yet let already-running apps know of added fonts

4.0 (aka 2.0 Pre-Release 4) [2011-10-16]

  • ADDED: jPortable plugin support in app directory and updater
  • UPDATED: Local corrections mentioned previously but missed
  • FIXED: Platform installer left in TEMP on platform upgrades
  • FIXED: Greek locale's Localglibc setting is el_GR instead of el
  • FIXED: Updater updates single-language apps to English instead of current language (affects Portuguese (Brazilian), and both Simplified and Traditional Chinese)
  • FIXED: 2nd option in ordering in different font at 120dpi (screenshot)
  • FIXED: font size changes after opening closing options at 120dpi (before, after)
  • FIXED: When 'portable' is hidden, should not be searched on in find as you type
  • FIXED: Closing the find-as-you-type search box is not obvious (use ESC for now)
  • FIXED: PgUp PgDown is slow
  • FIXED: Unicode languages show question marks in updater and app store for descriptions and category names (ANSI-UTF16LE issue)
  • FIXED: App search not listed in Search submenu
  • FIXED: Custom categories created with same beginning of name as existing categories (Example: "Utilities (OS)" or similar) will not show the apps correctly within their own category

3.0 (aka 2.0 Pre-Release 3) [2011-08-09]

  • FIXED: uTorrent Portable fails to install as an invalid download
  • FIXED: Danish language not showing properly
  • FIXED: Fix proxy authentication properly so updater/app directory prompt for login Fix available for PR2.1
  • FIXED: Updater shows blank screen when no updates (details and screenshot)
  • FIXED: Task bar icon does not properly show/hide on all OSes as intended
  • FIXED: Donate/Support links don't properly execute browser
  • FIXED: Only Firefox Portable or system browser used for menu-launched URLs (Fix involves searching for Firefox, then Chrome, then Opera, then Maxthon [though Maxthon fails due to a bug in the app]. This is a temporary fix until file associations are integrated from add-ons).
  • FIXED: Better hiding of "Portable" in names. Example: Private browsing byApps.com
  • FIXED: When showing hidden apps, strikethrough can show on folders

2.1 (aka 2.0 Pre-Release 2.1) [2011-07-28]

  • ADDED: New advanced options (Disable splash, Hide Portable, Disable scrollbar) are not saved between sessions
  • UPDATED: PortugueseBrazilian and fixed encoding

2.0 (aka 2.0 Pre-Release 2.0) [2011-07-28]

  • FIXED: IE Cache - Updater/App directory downloaded files (installers, update.ini) are left behind in the IE cache directory (Temporary Internet Files, typically) due to the way the download component works. This will be fixed in the next release.
  • FIXED: Refresh missing from Manage Apps
  • FIXED: Japanese locale doesn't work (encoded UTF8 instead of UTF16LE)
  • FIXED: Check for Updates on Startup does not work and should not be used. If any updates are available, it will leave a hidden updater window stuck in the background and will block platform updates.
  • FIXED: Scroll bar has visual glitches under Aero
  • FIXED: Updater looks for PortugueseBr instead of PortugueseBrazilian locale file, probably similar with others
  • FIXED: Updates to the platform can get stuck due to updater stuck running in the background
  • FIXED: Favorites mis-ordered in Show All Apps By Category display
  • FIXED: Drive space contrast is too low
  • FIXED: Icon sizes are off in 120dpi mode
  • FIXED: Black background on app icons in 120dpi mode
  • FIXED: If you use find-as-you-type search and click an entry with the mouse button (instead of using ESC to cancel or ENTER to launch the first entry), the search box is not cleared and the menu remains in search mode until you manually change it
  • FIXED: Updater Wrong Header - The updater shows the wrong header text while apps are being downloaded and installed. ("Please wait while PortableApps.com Updater is being installed.")
  • FIXED: Scrollbar cuts overly in applist.
  • FIXED: Drive rename has focus stolen by findasyoutype search
  • FIXED: Vietnamese, Thai, many Unicode langs not showing properly in Updater/App Directory
  • FIXED: Updater/App directory window loses focus as it is displayed
  • FIXED: Custom categories not sorted alphabetically in Category submenu
  • FIXED: SubMenu icons (Get More Apps, Donate, etc) aren't properly transparent when Aero is off
  • FIXED: Upgrades of older versions leave existing Start= and Open= options intact pointing to old StartPortableApps.exe
  • FIXED: Trend Micro alerts that autorun.inf exists (bug in Trend Micro software). Installer will detect Trend Micro and avoid creating autorun.inf. For existing users who have manually deleted the file, it will not be rewritten. (Trend Micro processes: CNTAoSMgr.exe, NTRtScan.exe, PccNTMon.exe, TMBMSRV.exe, TmListen.exe, TmPfw.exe, TmProxy.exe)
  • FIXED: Some apps don't have icons yet in the app store. They're just not online in our repository yet.

~1.9 (aka 2.0 Pre-Release 1.1) [2011-07-20]

  • FIXED: 'List index out of bounds' in Options window after upgrading from 2.0 B5
  • FIXED: Pink corner in the menu when on Windows 2000/XP, Linux with Wine or Vista/7 with Aero disabled
  • FIXED: Folders within Windows Explorer no longer have custom icons
  • FIXED: Pink corners in the theme preview in the options screen
  • FIXED: Custom categories assigned to non-PAF apps aren't remembered
  • FIXED: Danish language not appearing properly (encoded in UTF8)
  • FIXED: Vietnamese language not appearing in menu properly
  • FIXED: Error shown when attempt to register hotkey fails

~1.8 (aka 2.0 Pre-Release 1)

~1.7 (aka 2.0 Beta 5) [2010-07-06]

  • App updater included by default, was an optional add-on

1.6.1 [2010-05-28]

1.6.1 Beta 1 (aka 2.0 Beta 4) [2010-02-03]

1.6 [2010-01-28]

1.6 Beta 2 [2010-01-28]

1.6 Beta 1 [2010-01-27]

1.6 Alpha 4 (aka 2.0 Beta 3) [2009-07-21]

1.6 Alpha 3 (aka 2.0 Beta 2) [2009-07-21]

1.6 Alpha 2 (aka 2.0 Beta 1) [2009-07-19]

1.6 Alpha 1 (aka 1.6 PR0) [2009-04-08]

1.5.2 [2009-03-13]

1.5.1 [2009-03-13]

1.5.1 RC 2 [2009-03-12]

1.5.1 RC 1 [2009-03-11]

1.5 [2009-03-06]

1.2 RC 4 [2009-03-06]

1.2 RC 3 [2009-03-05]

1.2 RC 2 [2009-03-03]

1.2 RC 1 [2009-03-02]

1.1 [2008-05-21]

  • ADDED: Multilingual support for 33 languages
  • ADDED: Wallpaper swapper
  • ADDED: Draggable positioning of the menu
  • ADDED: 120dpi support
  • ADDED: Tray icon right-click basic menu
  • ADDED: Personal picture
  • ADDED: Eject button tried to Windows safe eject dialog
  • ADDED: Global WINDOWS+P hotkey
  • ADDED: Page Up / Page Down key support
  • ADDED: Drive renaming
  • UPDATED: Installer for smoother upgrades
  • FIXED: Multiple small bugs and alignment issues

1.0 Updater (Alpha 1) [2008-03-12]

  • PortableApps.com Updater released as a platform add-on

1.0 Initial Release [2006-11-20]

  • Initial release of base version
  • Called "PortableApps.com Suite Base" (platform with no apps)
  • Consisted of the original menu and backup/restore utility