PortableApps.com suite 1.5 released

Posted on March 10, 2009. Filed under: Tech News, Windows | Tags: , , , |

By Brad Linder, Downloadsquad.com

portable-appsThe PortableApps.com application suite is a package of Windows programs that you can run from a USB flash drive. The platform comes with a program menu that pops up when you insert your USB stick, or when you launch the program, and a suite of apps including a web browser, instant messenger, and office suite.

The latest version of the PortableApps.com suite comes with a new theme that adds a few visual effects. It also allows you to rename application icons and hide icons for programs you don’t want to show up in the menu. Platform 1.5 also allows you to run application as an administrator and includes support for 37 languages.

The PortableApps.com suite comes in comes in three flavors. You can download the platform which basically gives you the app launcher and a few other utilities, allowing you to install just the applications you want from the PortableApps web site. Or you can choose the full sutie which includes the full version of OpenOffice.org Portable and weighs in at 355MB once installed. The Light suite takes up just 150MB of disk space, and comes with the AbiWord Portable word processor instead of OpenOffice.org Portable.

If you already have an earlier build of the application platform on your removable storage, the installer should recognize your existing data and perform an upgrade instead of a fresh install.

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