[This project has been discontinued due to license compliance issues. Thanks everyone who assisted with your ideas and feedback.]


  • What is this? - this was a project dedicated to building an up-to-date collection of great, free portable software for easy installation and use.
  • What's in it? - list of included freeware
  • v. 1.3 beta - note that this release is over a year old and contains very out-of-date software. I haven't worked out how to solve licensing issues. Download


Friday, January 23, 2009

Blog and Program Updates

Obviously you can see the blog has been updated and I also created an e-mail list.


  • MediaCoder has been cut. Very sad to have finally removed it after a long list of annoying problems. I've tested it at length and love it but I just can't seem to make it work. I replaced the program with Xmedia Recode. If it works even half as well, I'm happy.
  • Notepad++ is performing even better than PSPad so ... definitely going to add it to my next release. A user over on PortableFreeware told me to try it out and I'm glad I did.
  • Office programs have gotten too big has been cut into two parts.
  • PortableTor has been added and "TorButton" extension for Firefox Secure. I've just found too many uses for semi-anonymous, encrypted browsing lately.
  • One of my favorite programs, PhotoScape, has been updated. Really happy about that.
  • About 15 various program updates both from portablefreeware.com and portableapps.com that have been integrated. I also cleaned up the CamStudio install, which was very messy and turns out wasn't working.
  • Minor tweaking of the Pstart menu -- organization, cleanup, etc.
  • Been running almost all files under a compressed NTFS folder. Pleased to say its working fine and saves around 30 megs of space.
Other non-updates:
  • Programs that are showing up as viruses. I still haven't deleted them and still don't know what to do about them.
  • Pstart XML file seems to periodically get corrupted. Not sure what that's about and hoping users don't have this issue.
Finally, a program I'll likely use to create the README file is TiddlyWiki. An amazing self-contained program all in an HTML file. Brilliant.