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  • LiberKey

    Portable applications launcher, LiberKey includes 305 portable applications. In all areas : Audio, Video, Graphics, Internet, Games, Security, Education, System and...

    • Maybe better than PortableApps. Freeware not open-source Guest • Aug 2018 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Freeware portable start menu for portable apps Guest • Nov 2015 • 3 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • NirLauncher

    NirLauncher is a package of more than 200 portable freeware utilities for Windows, all of them developed for NirSoft Web site during the last few years. You can easily...

    • 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.

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  • Cameyo

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

    • is a website/software that has a Launcher and tool to make portable apps too. has portables apps software repository to download from. Cameyo is, last I used it, having portable apps that could be downloaded, and a tool to create portable apps. I have the Cameyo.exe program that makes the apps portable. I think Cameyo offers a cloud service too. Guest • May 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • Portable Apps is a USB launcher with access to software modified to run on any PC. Cameyo is a remote application sandboxing tool similar to citrix or MS Remote Apps Guest • Aug 2017 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • 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...

    • Pstart is just a program Menu/Launcher and others on this page, download and install/update the programs and also a launcher/menu. Guest • May 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • Simple to setup and very flexible when compared to platform Guest • May 2016 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • SyMenu

    SyMenu is a portable menu launcher and Start Menu replacement to organize your applications quickly and easily. On top of that SyMenu is able to automatically index any...

    • More than 1000 free and quality programs against 300. Daily updates. Tons of options for your customization. Guest • Jun 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • PenDriveApps

    Pendriveapps is a website for reviewing and categorizing portable software. Bring your office applications, email, web browser, instant messaging software, games...

    Free Web

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  • 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...

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  • WinPenPack

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

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  • Turbo Studio

    Turbo Studio (formerly make you run your applications with no installs, dependencies, or conflicts. Deploy in standalone EXEs, with Turbo Server, or on...

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  • 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...

    • It's only a launcher and does not contain a repository of portable applications, whereas does Guest • Sep 2019 Disagree   Agree

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Not native Linux apps

Comment by Jupiter2
about · Aug 2016 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam 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 (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.

Comment by filehippo
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Nice blog post thanks for sharing it.


Comment by andreadurante60
about · May 2017 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

It has all the necessary apps and updated regularly !



Comment by User3952178
about · Apr 2012 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

I am interesting - whether BoxedApp SDK was used in the development of this program?

Comment by arahman56
about · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

For those looking for an easier way to keep your portable apps updated, get the 2.0 launcher from here: . Comes with an updater for your portable apps.