Portable Applications


This article is about what portable applications are and where to find these types of programs on the internet. These portable applications ranging from Chromium to Pidgin. They can be opened using PortableApps.com’s Platform, which has a full featured software menu, backup facility, application store, automatic updater and application management system. Also on this website is a forum, that allows people to request applications and also talks about beta testing of portable applications. These types of programs can be carried on either a USB flash drive, iPod, SD card, external hard drive or cloud storage. PortableApps.com also states that all of their portable applications do not have any malware, spyware or adware.

Using a portable application means that it is self-contained in a single directory with sub-directories and files within. It also means that a portable application will not leave any registry entries behind except those automatically generated by Windows. Therefore there are many advantages of using portable applications on computers, which the user does not want create registry entries. Another advantage is that there are also no files that are left behind from a portable application. There will be a link in the link section later in this article, which will explain a few rules that a portable application has to follow.

These portable applications just have to downloaded, ran and installed to a portable device. So the portable applications platform can be downloaded and then all the user has to do is download to .paf.exe files, run them and go through the instructions on the screen. However another is that the user can run the portable applications platform and additional programs can be downloaded through this program.

Some Examples Of Portable Applications That Are Available

  • Blender
  • CPU-Z
  • Filezilla
  • Geany
  • GIMP
  • GPU-Z
  • Libreoffice
  • Pidgin
  • PuTTY
  • Rufus
  • Portable Applications Guidelines - Link
  • Portable Applications - Link
  • Portable Applications Forums - Link
  • Portable Applications IRC Channel - #portableapps


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