I was astonished to find how developed the Portable option has become, with some impressive sites and large and rapidly growing offering of Portable apps, a great many of them freeware. For my purposes I divide them into two groups, one includes apps I am not familar with which I wii browse later while the second is made up of Portable apps which are versions of programs I already use. Firefox, Thunderbird and Foxit pdf are good examples. I have installed Firefox Portable OK. If it proves satisfactory the next step will be to uninstall the Desktop Firefox from my,HDD, saving space. This may not be without some problems ----- for exampe the first time I tried with Glary Utilities I found unexpectly the app on the D drive was getting uninstalled as well as that on the C drive. I stopped the download but too late, the program had already been damaged and will have to be re-installed. Does anyone have suggestions on how to overcome this difficulty?
The Thunderbird download (and some others) may be accompanied by the download of a useful Portable App Manager --free, which has been developed by the owners of the site http://portableapps.com/ . It can be downloaded seperately from the start page. I wont give any more links because they can be easily found just searching for 'Portable Apps'.
I have carried out searches on Bleeping Computersr for portable apps and the issues that will be involved, developing, installing and benefits of using them; and found very little of relevance. I think we should have a separate Forum or subsection. How do we get that set up if others agree? Of course, there Forums developing elsewhere for Portable Apps but as Bleeping is my favourite source of information and advice I would like to see it here. Portable computing is fairly new, is rapidly growing and I am sure will be a major aspect of computing in future.
Edited by Queen-Evie, 01 May 2015 - 07:11 AM.
moved from All Other Applications