Alternatives to PortableApps.com for all platforms with any license

Platforms

Desktop

Web / Online

Other Platforms

  • Cameyo icon

    Cameyo

    Cameyo is a free, open-architecture application virtualization product. It combines best-of-breed application virtualization technology with simplicity. Application virtualization technology packages entire applications into a...

    Freemium Windows Linux Web / Cloud

  • LiberKey icon

    LiberKey

    Portable applications launcher, LiberKey includes 305 portable applications. In all areas : Audio, Video, Graphics, Internet, Games, Security, Education, System and more.. LiberKey is free, ready to use, consists of only Portable...

    Free Windows

    • Freeware portable start menu for portable apps Guest • Nov 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • NirLauncher icon

    NirLauncher

    NirLauncher is a package of more than 150 portable freeware utilities for Windows, all of them developed for NirSoft Web site during the last few years. * NirLauncher can be used from USB flash drive without need of any...

    Free Windows

    • Warning This app contains tools that can read or unveil passwords and could be used by other users of your computer for malicous actions. Read the comments.
  • PStart icon

    PStart

    PStart is a simple tray tool to start user defined applications. Designed to run portable applications, you can start anything runnable from USB key devices or removable disks.

    Free Windows

    • Simple to setup and very flexible when compared to portableapps.com platform Guest • May 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • The Portable Freeware Collection icon

    The Portable Freeware Collection

    Huge, regularly updated collection of portable freeware or open source applications of all kinds. No specific launcher is distributed by this site, just the applications.

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Turbo Studio icon

    Turbo Studio

    Turbo Studio (formerly Spoon.net) make you run your applications with no installs, dependencies, or conflicts. Deploy in standalone EXEs, with Turbo Server, or on Turbo.net. Studio Express is a free version of Turbo Studio that can...

    Freemium Windows

  • ASuite icon

    ASuite

    ASuite is a simple application launcher to manage an unlimited number of files, folders and webpage for quick access. It is designed to work with removable storage (uses relative paths) media like USB sticks, hard drives, iPods, etc.

    Open Source Windows

  • PortableLinuxApps.org icon

    PortableLinuxApps.org

    PortableLinuxApps provides portable applications for Linux that you can carry around and use on every Linux computer running one of the supported major distributions. Just Download, Make Executable, and Run! These Apps have been...

    Open Source Linux Web / Cloud

  • SyMenu icon

    SyMenu

    SyMenu is a portable menu launcher that allows to organize and find your portable applications in a quick and easy way. Moreover SyMenu can automatically link any application residing on host pc. Any linked item (SyItem) can be...

    Free Windows

    • Warning This software contains Trojan.GenericKD.3446874 according to F-Secure Client Security Premium.
  • ThumbApps icon

    ThumbApps

    We provide open source (FOSS) and freeware portable apps for Windows desktop/laptop/tablet computers. No pirated software/warez. We believe we can stay productive on Windows without pirated softwares.

    Open Source Windows Web / Cloud SourceForge

  • Evalaze icon

    Evalaze

    The application is packaged in a single, self contained EXE file which can be used instantly. When the final EXE file exceeds a size of 10 MB a DAT file is automatically created as primary data container. That allows you to use...

    Free Personal Windows

  • PenDriveApps icon

    PenDriveApps

    Pendriveapps is a website for reviewing and categorizing portable software. Bring your office applications, email, web browser, instant messaging software, games, graphical editors, media player, anti virus software, recovery tools...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Know any more alternatives to PortableApps.com?

    Suggest an application to this list
  • Lupo PenSuite icon

    Lupo PenSuite

    The collection of portable software for everyone. A completely free Suite of programs and games, all in one package for your USB flash drive.

    Free Windows

  • yaP icon

    yaP

    yaP (yet another Portablizer) is a universal DIY style launcher for creating portable applications on Windows.

    Free Windows

    • Warning The software contains trojan(s) and possibly other malware according to 9/53 anti-virus engines on VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/a4a4ff6bb334a6df86c33a2a92b6fcdd2d5e0622f3aec4c8a499c7169acd5669/analysis/1482435143/
  • Quick Cliq icon

    Quick Cliq

    Quick Cliq is a portable menu based application launcher and productivity tool with features that you won’t find anywhere else! Quick Cliq speeds up your daily computer activities by giving you links to folders, files, programs...

    Free Windows

  • WinPenPack icon

    WinPenPack

    winPenPack is an applications environment of Free Softwares, modified for being run and used from an USB pendrive, without need of installation

    Open Source Windows

  • Portable Start Menu icon

    Portable Start Menu

    Portable Start Menu is a simple and free start menu application that can be installed on USB sticks or local PCs. Organize your programs in a simple menu system and launch them via a tray icon. If you close Portable Start Menu on...

    Free Windows

  • Share this list of alternatives?

  • CodySafe icon

    CodySafe

    CodySafe is a software tool that turns any portable drive from a simple data carrier to a computer-on-stick. Carry your computer programs with you, manage them, launch them on any PC, and leave no footprint behind. Manage you...

    Freemium Windows

  • FCorp My Suite icon

    FCorp My Suite

    My Suite is a lightweight Windows application whose purpose is to help you create a user-defined list with programs that can be run with minimum effort. It comes in handy for all users who got tired of having their desktop crowded...

    Commercial Windows

  • WorldDesk icon

    WorldDesk

    Currently in Beta: "WorldDesk leverages a unique patent-pending abstraction layer to decouple all aspects of a user's Microsoft Windows workspace from the underlying OS and device. This technology allows the free...

    Commercial Windows

  • PortAL icon

    PortAL

    PortAL is very light portable software launcher which is based on hotkeys, menus and system tray icons. All of PortAL configuration is based on a single XML file which contains the list and the organisation of applications.

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued
  • Qsel icon

    Qsel

    Qsel is a "launcher" for frequently used programs, documents and web links. — Create any number of categories with individual launcher window settings — Easy configuration of launcher windows using drag&drop —...

    Free Windows

  • Wise HotKey icon

    Wise HotKey

    Launch applications and system tools, Control Panel items, folders on your computer, and website addresses using simple key combinations.

    Free Windows

  • HS Quickstart icon

    HS Quickstart

    HS Quickstart shows you a window with quick access to your installed programs, eMails, Scripts and much more. A click in one of the borders of your screen and the quicklist appears. It also gives you the ability to open every entry...

    Freemium Windows

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available.
  • FramaKey icon

    FramaKey

    FramaKey is a package of portable and ready-to-use Free Software that can be carried on a USB key designed to make the user’s life much easier. It aims to offer the best Free Software, ready to use directly from a USB key. There is...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • JauntePE icon

    JauntePE

    Windows portable app maker: launcher(s), runtime, and gui designed to help you run non-portable applications in a portable manner.

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued The source code of this program is located in sourceforge site (https://sourceforge.net/projects/jauntepe/), where this program is marked as "inactive". Last update: 2012-07-05
    • I use JuatePE, and like it says, it is a creator. It takes a program and makes it a portableapp, like the cameyo utility. Guest • Jun 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • FCorp File/Folder Launcher icon

    FCorp File/Folder Launcher

    File/Folder Launcher (FFLauncher) is a simple, very easy to use application specially designed to help you launch files and folders. This utility will also offer you the possibility to launch any item on your computer by simply...

    Commercial Windows

  • Ceedo Personal  icon

    Ceedo Personal

    Ceedo is unique virtualization technology creates a portable virtual desktop, which launches on any Windows host PC with no need to pre-install any software, drivers or agents.

    Commercial Windows

  • 8start icon

    8start

    8start Launcher is a free portable application launcher. This program is a whole new way of launching programs and applications on your system. Starting programs from shortcuts on desktop and start menu is an obsolete and cumbersome...

    Free Windows

  • ubSpawn icon

    ubSpawn

    ubSpawn is a small and simple application to manage an unlimited number of files and folders for quick access. It's especially suited for portable applications on USB drives or mobile mediums. The program was inspired from the...

    Free Windows

  • Prayaya V3 icon

    Prayaya V3

    Not only a portable launcher, but also a mini virtual operating system. Prayaya V3 could be installed on any USB device or local harddisk. It helps you take your favorite applications, setting and data with USB device and use on any...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available.
  • WinInizio PenSuite icon

    WinInizio PenSuite

    This pendrive suite is an application launcher that runs in the notification area. It uses a Vista-like menu style. The suite is preloaded with multiple free applications and users can choose which type of bundled software package to...

    Free Windows

  • These alternatives are not yet approved, do you think they are alternatives?

    • U3 Launchpad
      • Discontinued SanDisk has abandoned and discontinued U3 Launchpad long time ago.

      U3 Download and U3 Support.

PortableApps.com Comments

Not native Linux apps

Comment by Jupiter2
about PortableApps.com Aug 2016

portableapps.com is listed with the Linux tag. This should be removed. The site states that Wine is required to run their collection under Linux. They also suggest Wine and other emulated solutions to get these native Windows apps to run under macOS. You might as well boot into Windows on a Virtual Machine and run these apps or remove Linux entirely and replace with Windows.

I was a big fan of this site and especially portablefreeware.com (which I miss dearly) when I was a Windows user but these are not native Linux apps. On a positive note, Linux should soon see real (native), stable, portable solutions becoming more mainstream in the form of Ubuntu Snap Packages, Flatpak and others.

Reply

For those looking for an easier way to keep your portable a ...

Comment by arahman56
about PortableApps.com Jun 2011

For those looking for an easier way to keep your portable apps updated, get the 2.0 launcher from here: http://portableapps.com/news/2010-07-17_-_portableapps.com_platform_2.0_beta_5_released . Comes with an updater for your portable apps.

Reply