PortableApps.com Announces Freeware and Launches Open Portable Software Format

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PortableApps.com has announced the finalization of the world's first fully open portable software format allowing users to carry their favorite software on USB flash drives and other devices. Multiple software products from the leading software publishers are now available.

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We're excited to offer our customers the 2X client integrated with PortableApps.com.

PortableApps.com, the world's most popular portable software platform, has just published PortableApps.com Format 1.0, allowing software publishers the ability to create software for use on USB flash drives and other portable devices in a standardized way. In conjunction with the announcement, PortableApps.com has begun publishing freeware applications on their site, adding to their award-winning open source line-up.

"We've worked with some of the world's leading software publishers to bring their software to our portable platform," said PortableApps.com founder and lead developer John T. Haller. "Now users will be able to bring all of their favorite software from any publishers with them."

PortableApps.com began the announcement of available freeware by making available portable versions of Skype, the Google Chrome web browser, 2X Software's remote software client, the µTorrent bit torrent client, TeamViewer's remote PC support tool, Foxit Corporation's Foxit Reader, the FreeCommander file browser, anti-spyware tool SpyDLLRemover, icon editor IcoFX and many others.

Scott Sims, Business Development Manager at 2X Software, Americas stated that the company was "excited to offer our customers the 2X client integrated with PortableApps.com, providing hardware-independent access to virtual applications and desktops. Government-class security networks should especially benefit from this partnership, since no application installations are required on workstations."

In addition to popular software, many of the most popular games on Windows and mobile phones will also be coming to PortableApps.com. That point was driven home by the release of Canabalt Portable. "The popular iPhone game Canabalt was a natural fit for the PortableApps.com Platform," Haller added.

In the coming weeks, PortableApps.com will be releasing portable versions of the popular CCleaner system optimizer by Piriform, XMPlay media player, IrfanView photo organizer and much more.

Software publishers interested in making their software available in PortableApps.com Format can find the complete details available at PortableApps.com/development. Also available is the free PortableApps.com Installer which allows portable software to be packaged in an easy-to-use multilingual installer without writing any code. Additional tools and utilities to make development easier are also available.

About PortableApps.com
With over 100 million applications downloaded, PortableApps.com is the world's most popular portable software solution allowing you to take your favorite software with you. A fully open source and free platform, it works on any portable storage device (USB flash drive, iPod, memory card, portable hard drive, etc) and lets you carry your favorite desktop software with you and use it on any computer. With millions of users all over the world and a full collection of open source software as well as freeware and commercial software and partners in the software and hardware industry, PortableApps.com is the most complete solution for life on the go.

Additional Trademarks
Portableapps.com is not affiliated with Skype. Skype is a trademark of Skype Technologies SA. Google and Chrome are trademarks of Google, Inc. µTorrent is a trademark of BitTorrent, Inc. Portableapps.com is not affiliated with Google or BitTorrent. Foxit is a trademark of Foxit Corporation

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John T. Haller
800-704-6344 x2
The Empire State Building
350 Fifth Ave Suite 5209
New York, NY 10118


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